Religion

The Heart of the World

Author: Ian Baker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 544

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The myth of Shangri-la originates in Tibetan Buddhist beliefs in beyul, or hidden lands, sacred sanctuaries that reveal themselves to devout pilgrims and in times of crisis. The more remote and inaccessible the beyul, the vaster its reputed qualities. Ancient Tibetan prophecies declare that the greatest of all hidden lands lies at the heart of the forbidding Tsangpo Gorge, deep in the Himalayas and veiled by a colossal waterfall. Nineteenth-century accounts of this fabled waterfall inspired a series of ill-fated European expeditions that ended prematurely in 1925 when the intrepid British plant collector Frank Kingdon-Ward penetrated all but a five-mile section of the Tsangpo’s innermost gorge and declared that the falls were no more than a “religious myth” and a “romance of geography.” The heart of the Tsangpo Gorge remained a blank spot on the map of world exploration until world-class climber and Buddhist scholar Ian Baker delved into the legends. Whatever cryptic Tibetan scrolls or past explorers had said about the Tsangpo’s innermost gorge, Baker determined, could be verified only by exploring the uncharted five-mile gap. After several years of encountering sheer cliffs, maelstroms of impassable white water, and dense leech-infested jungles, on the last of a series of extraordinary expeditions, Baker and his National Geographic–sponsored team reached the depths of the Tsangpo Gorge. They made news worldwide by finding there a 108-foot-high waterfall, the legendary grail of Western explorers and Tibetan seekers alike. The Heart of the World is one of the most captivating stories of exploration and discovery in recent memory—an extraordinary journey to one of the wildest and most inaccessible places on earth and a pilgrimage to the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist faith.
History

Breaking the Heart of the World

Author: John Milton Cooper

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 454

View: 159

An engaging narrative about the political fight over the League of Nations in the US.
Health & Fitness

Healing the Heart of the World

Author: Dawson Church

Publisher: Elite Books

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 391

View: 172

At the core of your being, what are the joys and the wounds that live most vividly in you? What touches the most vulnerable parts of you? Now imagine our beautiful sentient planet Earth. What are the joys and wounds that touch her most deeply? What is the healing touch she longs for? In what ways can you bind the wounds that afflict her heart?These are some of the powerful questions asked by the thirty-three writers whose profound wisdom is collected in this book. From the core of their hearts to the core of the world's heart, they explore the issues and inspirations that lie at the center of the dilemmas facing humankind on the cusp of becoming a planetary species. Drawing on a rich variety of backgrounds, these entrepreneurs, doctors, educators, executives, healers, and leaders offer the personal and global solutions that point the way to a sane, hopeful and sustainable future.

In the Heart of the World

Author: Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 84

View: 544

In the Heart of the World is a powerful portrait of one of the most beloved women of all time, told in her own words through a fascinating blend of daily life experiences, prayers, and spiritual wisdom. Follow Mother Teresa to the streets of Calcutta, Rome, and New York and listen as she offers pearls of spiritual truth as relevant today as when she began her work more than sixty years ago. With humor, compassion, and lyrical clarity, Mother Teresa illuminates the sacred in the intimate everyday tasks of living. In the Heart of the World bears indisputable testimony to the influence of a soul wholly dedicated - with a heart of love - to a life of service. Through this book, Mother Teresa will inspire you to reach out with love and compassion to others, and to work together for world peace.
Religion

In the Heart of the World

Author: Mother Teresa

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 212

In the Heart of the World is a powerful portrait of one of the most beloved women of all time, told in her own words through a fascinating blend of daily life experiences, prayers, and spiritual wisdom. Follow Mother Teresa to the streets of Calcutta, Rome, and New York and listen as she offers pearls of spiritual truth as relevant today as when she began her work more than sixty years ago. With humor, compassion, and lyrical clarity, Mother Teresa illuminates the sacred in the intimate everyday tasks of living. In the Heart of the World bears indisputable testimony to the influence of a soul wholly dedicated — with a heart of love — to a life of service. Through this book, Mother Teresa will inspire you to reach out with love and compassion to others, and to work together for world peace.
Fiction

Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World

Author: Sabina Berman

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 709

A transporting and brilliant comic novel narrated by an unforgettable woman: Karen Nieto, an autistic savant whose idiosyncrasies prove her greatest gifts As intimate as it is profound, and as clear-eyed as it is warmhearted, Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World marks an extraordinary debut by the award-winning Mexican playwright, journalist, and poet Sabina Berman. Karen Nieto passed her earliest years as a feral child, left alone to wander the vast beach property near her family's failing tuna cannery. But when her aunt Isabelle comes to Mexico to take over the family business, she discovers a real girl amidst the squalor. So begins a miraculous journey for autistic savant Karen, who finds freedom not only in the love and patient instruction of her aunt but eventually at the bottom of the ocean swimming among the creatures of the sea. Despite how far she's come, Karen remains defined by the things she can't do—until her gifts with animals are finally put to good use at the family's fishery. Her plan is brilliant: Consolation Tuna will be the first humane tuna fishery on the planet. Greenpeace approves, fame and fortune follow, and Karen is swept on a global journey that explores how we live, what we eat, and how our lives can defy even our own wildest expectations.
Religion

The Society of the Sacred Heart in the World of Its Times 1865 -2000

Author: Monique Luirard

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 782

View: 747

After the death of its founder in 1865, the Society of the Sacred Heart experienced exceptional recruitment and expansion, and departure from France of more than 2500 religious at the beginning of the century. Its story is that of the thousands of women who joined it to root their lives in its charism. In the forty countries where they have been sent, they have had to confront liberalism and anti-clericalism, revolution, the effects of Nazism and Marxism and world wars that destroyed their houses and scattered their members. After the Second Vatican Council, the elimination of cloister opened new fields of apostolic work to the Society. This book shows how the congregation developed amid internal crises, which did not differ from those in the Church and civil society, and how from these crises there emerged little by little a new way to be a Religious of the Sacred Heart.
Fiction

Heart of the World by H. Rider Haggard - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

Author: H. Rider Haggard

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 755

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Heart of the World by H. Rider Haggard - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of H. Rider Haggard’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Haggard includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Heart of the World by H. Rider Haggard - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Haggard’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles
Religion

Heart for the Gospel, Heart for the World

Author: Paul J. Visser

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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In this study one finds the missiological inheritance of the first Reformed missiologist Johan Herman Bavinck in an organized and systematic form. The following topics are discussed: theology of religion, biblical theology of missions, elenctics (mission apologetics), and practical subjects such as inculturation, ecumenism and the race issue. The context in which Bavinck developed his vision is discussed in an explicit way. Special attention is given to the influence of Hendrik Kramer on Bavinck's development as well as the psychological dimension in his theologizing. The author evaluates the relevancy of Bavinck's missiology for the development of a Reformed missiology. The above is made complete by an extensive biographical sketch shedding light on the background and way of life of this Johan Herman Bavinck.
Social Science

Nurture the Heart, Feed the World

Author: Leon Hesser

Publisher: BookPros, LLC

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 132

View: 113

[i] Nurture the Heart, Feed the World[/i] is about positive things that America does to provide more efficient and better food and education for people in less-developed countries. The story is animated through the inspiring life adventures of Leon and Florence Hesser who worked together to enrich their own lives as well as others.