Reclaiming Hope

Reclaiming Hope

Reclaiming Hope

The former Obama administration "ambassador to America's believers" gives an inside account of living with faith in the White House and argues that Christians have a responsibility to be a hopeful and faithful presence in public life. As a young Christian in his early twenties, Michael Wear found himself deep inside the halls of power in the Obama administration as one of the youngest ever White House staffers. Throwing himself wholeheartedly into transforming hope into change, Wear experienced first-hand the highs and lows of working as a Christian in government. From the central role of Christians in achievements such as the adoption tax credit and directing the president's attention to human trafficking to the religious controversies and tensions that defined much of the president's time in office, Reclaiming Hope gives an unvarnished account of life inside the most powerful office in the world. At a time when large numbers of thoughtful Christians argue for a withdrawal from participation in public institutions, Wear uses his experience at the white-hot center of civic life to show how and why Christians must be involved in every aspect of cultural life--even if failures seem to outnumber successes--while working on behalf of the nation's common good.

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Author : Michael Wear
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2017-01-17
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 071808232X


Reclaiming Hope

Reclaiming Hope

Now with a new afterword from the author. "An important and extremely timely book...Get it, read it, and talk to others about it." --Timothy Keller In this unvarnished account of faith inside the world’s most powerful office, Michael Wear provides unprecedented insight into the highs and lows of working as a Christian in government. Reclaiming Hope is an insider’s view of the most controversial episodes of the Obama administration, from the president’s change of position on gay marriage and the transformation of religious freedom into a partisan idea, to the administration’s failure to find common ground on abortion and the bitter controversy over who would give the benediction at the 2012 inauguration. The book is also a passionate call for faith in the public square, particularly for Christians to see politics as a means of loving one’s neighbor and of pursuing justice for all. Engrossing, illuminating, and at time provocative, Reclaiming Hope changes the way we think about the relationship of politics and faith. "A pre-Trump book with serious questions for our politics in the age of Trump...More necessary than ever before." -- Sojourners "Should be read by Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, and all who are concerned by the state of our politics.” --Kirsten Powers, USA Today columnist and CNN political analyst "Reclaiming Hope will certainly give you a fresh perspective on politics--but, more importantly, it may also give you a fresh perspective on faith.”--Andy Stanley, senior pastor of North Point Ministries "An important and extremely timely book...Get it, read it, and talk to others about it." --Timothy Keller, author of Reason for God "An important contribution in this age of religious and political polarization." --J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy "A lifeline for these times." --Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts and The Broken Way “We can hope, and this book can help us.” --Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Michael R. Wear
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2017-01-17
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780718082338


Reclaiming Hope

Reclaiming Hope

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Genre : Suicide
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Release : 2011
Total Pages : 10 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:768411159


Towards Tragedy Reclaiming Hope

Towards Tragedy Reclaiming Hope

The 'death of tragedy' in the modern era has been proposed and debated in recent years, largely in terms of literature and western culture in general. Today, any catastrophe or misadventure is likely to be labeled a 'tragedy', without any inference of a larger, transcendent horizon or providential design that the word once conveyed. This book offers new perspectives on the idea of the 'death of tragedy', taking England and the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in particular as a case study. Chapters focus on the origins of tragedy in ancient Greece, gospel and tragedy, the beginnings of the Quaker movement in seventeenth-century England, apocalyptic versus secularized experiences of time, Edwardian Quaker triumphalism, the search for English identity in postcolonial Britain, liberal Quakerism at the end of the twentieth century, and the promise and dilemma of postmodernity. The different disciplinary perspectives of the contributing authors bring literature, history, theology and sociology into a creative and revealing conversation. A Foreword by Richard Fenn introduces the book with an original and provocative meditation on tragedy and time.

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Author : Pink Dandelion
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-08-23
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 1138383414


Recovery The 12 Steps And Jewish Spirituality

Recovery The 12 Steps And Jewish Spirituality

Claim the Spiritual Freedom That Waits Beyond the Suffering and Slavery of Addiction “One of the important similarities between AA and Jewish spirituality is the statement in Step 12, ‘to practice these principles in all our affairs....’ There is no dichotomy of sacred versus secular. Jewish spirituality applies to how we eat, sleep, work, socialize and recreate. There is nothing that is external to the relationship of human being to God.” —from the Foreword A major new Jewish contribution to 12-Step spirituality. This easy-to-read exploration from a Jewish perspective is the first comprehensive approach to successfully integrate classic Jewish spirituality with the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other recovery resources. With clarity and passion, Rabbi Paul Steinberg masterfully weaves traditional Jewish wisdom with the experience, strength and hope of AA. He draws on Jewish resources—theological, psychological and ethical—that speak to the spiritual dimension of the disease, and shows how the principles of Jewish spiritual recovery directly align with those of the AA 12 Steps. Along the way, he courageously shares his own personal struggles with alcoholism and addiction in a way that will help others find guidance and a new life path—and stay on it.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Rabbi Paul Steinberg
Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
Release : 2014-09-18
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9781580238083


Reclaiming Hope

Reclaiming Hope

"The critical task I take up in this research is to reconceptualize hope as an affective orientation in time, which requires remaining open to the risks that the unknowability of the future entails. I consider this opening a political contestation that is necessary to critique the current instrumentalization of hope as exclusively forward-looking, individualizing, and depoliticizing. Drawing on selected sources from queer theory, disability studies, affect theory, art, the critique of neoliberalism, and philosophy, each chapter of my dissertation engages diverging contemporary objects, including an online suicide prevention campaign, a Google commercial, self-help books, works of art, and political practices, in an attempt to understand hope anew. Following an interdisciplinary methodology, this research attempts to restore hope as a critical resource that has the potential to contribute to theories of time, affect, and knowledge production."--Samenvatting auteur.

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Author : Birkan Taş
Publisher :
Release : 2016
Total Pages : 159 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:1151482409


The Audacity Of Hope

The Audacity Of Hope

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Barack Obama’s lucid vision of America’s place in the world and call for a new kind of politics that builds upon our shared understandings as Americans, based on his years in the Senate “In our lowdown, dispiriting era, Obama’s talent for proposing humane, sensible solutions with uplifting, elegant prose does fill one with hope.”—Michael Kazin, The Washington Post In July 2004, four years before his presidency, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called “the audacity of hope.” The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama’s call for a different brand of politics—a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the “endless clash of armies” we see in congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of “our improbable experiment in democracy.” He explores those forces—from the fear of losing to the perpetual need to raise money to the power of the media—that can stifle even the best-intentioned politician. He also writes, with surprising intimacy and self-deprecating humor, about settling in as a senator, seeking to balance the demands of public service and family life, and his own deepening religious commitment. At the heart of this book is Barack Obama’s vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. He examines the growing economic insecurity of American families, the racial and religious tensions within the body politic, and the transnational threats—from terrorism to pandemic—that gather beyond our shores. And he grapples with the role that faith plays in a democracy—where it is vital and where it must never intrude. Underlying his stories is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, Obama says, can Americans repair a political process that is broken, and restore to working order a government that has fallen dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans. Those Americans are out there, he writes—“waiting for Republicans and Democrats to catch up with them.”

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Barack Obama
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2006-10-17
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780307382092


Reclaiming Hope

Reclaiming Hope

Africa is about turning a corner for good. Led by an emerging generation of visionary young people who are resolute on leaving their marks on the sand of time. Africa is edging closer to fulfilling her staggering potential. 'Reclaiming Hope' outlines the imperatives for this emerging generation. It affirms that understanding our root and reviving our values are essential in evolving a strong identity. Rethinking faith in a new way can help to find inspiration for a new culture of civility, tolerance and mutual respect. The necessity of quality leadership as a precursor to the transformation of Africa cannot be said enough. The human mind also, where real transformation begins, requires a thorough clean up for it to perform at its best. These, and more, are condensed into concepts that can be easily understood in the book. 'Reclaiming Hope' is a must read for every progressive minded person. The time to birth a new Africa is now.

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Author : Boluwaji Braimoh
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-12-06
Total Pages : 180 Pages
ISBN : 1981213775


Reclaiming Hope Manitoba S Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy 2009

Reclaiming Hope Manitoba S Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy 2009

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Author : Manitoba. Dept. of Health and Healthy Living
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Release : 2009*
Total Pages : 10 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:874238228


How We Survive

How We Survive

Nate With the world in chaos around us, the only thing I could do was try to keep Felix safe as we searched for our older brother. We'd been traveling for over two years, searching Ministry camp after Ministry camp and trying to steer clear of the Rebels. I didn't know what to do when we ran into a whole group of shifters with guns. But then, the huge, gorgeous guy that found us did the unthinkable...Tre At first I thought the two young shifters were trying to sneak up on me, but I soon realized they were only passing through. I was going to send them on their way until I heard the others coming. What was I supposed to do? How else was I supposed to save them? The delicious man and his brother would've been killed had I not claimed him.Will Nate and Tre be able to work together to keep themselves and their packmates alive? Or will they let the cruelty of the outside world tear them apart?***How We Survive is the first book in the Reclaiming Hope series, but is a standalone novel. Each book in the series will feature a different couple, but the couples will show up throughout the series. It's a paranormal shifter romance between two men with explicit language and graphic sex intended for Adults Only.***

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Genre : Brothers
Author : Michele Notaro
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-06-08
Total Pages : 366 Pages
ISBN : 1547276088