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MODERN RELIGIONS: AN EXPERIENTIAL ANALYSIS AND EXPOSÉ By Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D.
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This book is an experiential analysis of over twenty modern religious/spiritual groups. The book is divided into two generic segments, inclusive of a tri-perspective experiential analysis using a... More > variety of cult danger rating scales, and a more personal experiential description of the author's involvement in these groups, written in stream of consciousness essay form. The groups explored include controversial religious organizations such as Scientology and The Unification Church, as well as lesser known religious groups such as Conversations with God and Avatar, and also new age retreat centers such as Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. The author describes both the dangers and benefits of various groups, and based upon his own experiences is able to rate these groups on a cult danger vs. spiritual benefits scale on a gradient from "high cult danger" to "favorable spiritual group."< Less
To Speak Well of God: An Exposition of the Book of Job By John Pople
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It begins with the Divine injunction: “Have you considered my servant Job?” The Biblical drama of Job is haunting. A blameless man is tormented by ‘the Satan’: stripped of... More > wealth, status, possessions, health and children – all with God’s permission! Who is this Satan? More chilling still, who is this God? And why, despite this cataclysmic carnage, does the drama focus on the resulting argument between Job and his 3 friends? The ending of the drama seems no clearer. When God reveals Himself, what is He saying? Finally, God restores Job. Yet does this truly repair His permitted destruction of him? With its distinctive identification of the Satan, this interpretation offers unique insights into the classic interactions between God, Satan and the Righteous Man; revealing the Messianic message encoded within. Most importantly it lends reason to persevere in faith, as Job did; and speak well of God.< Less
Sing Like a Catholic By Jeffrey Tucker
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Sing Like a Catholic, by Jeffrey Tucker, chronicles how we are moving from a world in which "Catholics can’t sing" to one in which singing like a Catholic is a glorious thing, the... More > fulfillment of a brilliant heritage that began in the Apostolic age with chant, continued through the middle ages and the Renaissance with soaring heights of the polyphonic era, and all the way through the later centuries with orchestral and organ Masses.In order to continue this trend, we need a paradigm shift: the Roman Gradual for the choir, the Kyriale for the people, and the Missal for the celebrant. The music most appropriate to liturgy, the author argues, is either that music or an elaboration on that music.Liturgical music is a special sort that lifts our hearts and minds ever upwards to the Heavens. The push is not so much for “restoration” but rather for an ideal, which is what Catholic musicians lack and desperately need.All proceeds go to scholarships to the Sacred Music Colloquium.< Less
Hearing God's Voice By Mark Burger
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These daily words of encouragement will remind you how much God desires to lift you up, carry you through difficult times, and lead you to lasting true joy. Each daily message will draw you closer to... More > a God of love who rejoices in providing you a spiritually rich and hope-filled life. Fr. Mark’s inspiring words are a gift for you to carry throughout the day, to ponder, and to companion you on your life’s journey.< Less