Spiritual Reality or Obsession

obsessed person needs the light of God; otherwise he will not be able to come
out of his obsession. Let us now see what obsession is. Obsession is self-
deception. 1 John 1.8 describes an obsessed person, declaring him to be self-
deceived.

Author: Watchman Nee

Publisher: Christian Fellowship Publishers

ISBN: 1102074772

Category: Religion

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Christians today are seeking for reality. In the present book, Watchman Nee illustrates with practical instances how every spiritual thing has its reality. This reality is in the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit alone leads us into reality. He further warns believers against a common ill, which is obsession, by pointing out its symptoms and causes and also the way of deliverance.

The Sex Obsession

The Sex Obsession is, in part, a book about how one's life is dynamically
intertwined with and truly dependent upon the efforts of others. I learned this
lesson reading feminist theory in graduate school and ended up writing a
dissertation on the ...

Author: Janet R. Jakobsen

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479846082

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 979

Offers a way to undo the inextricable American knot of sex, politics, religion, and power American politics are obsessed with sex. Before the first televised presidential debate, John F. Kennedy trailed Richard Nixon in the polls. As Americans tuned in, however, they found Kennedy a younger, more vivacious, and more attractive choice than Nixon. Sexier. The political significance of Kennedy’s telegenic sex appeal is now widely accepted – but taking sexual politics seriously is not. Janet R. Jakobsen examines how, for the last several decades, gender and sexuality have reappeared time and again at the center of political life, marked by a series of widely recognized issues and movements – women’s liberation and gay liberation in the 1960s and ’70s, the AIDS crisis and ACT UP in the ‘80s and ’90s, welfare and immigration “reform” in the ‘90s, wars claiming to “save women” in the 2000s, and battles over health care in the 2010s, to recent demands for reproductive justice, trans liberation, and the explosive exposures of #MeToo. Religion has been wound up in these political struggles, and blamed for not a little of the resistance to meaningful change in America political life. Jakobsen acknowledges that religion is a force to be reckoned with, but decisively breaks with the common sense that religion and sex are the fixed binary of American political life. She instead follows the kaleidoscopic ways in which sexual politics are embedded in social relations of all kinds – not only the intimate relations of love and family with which gender and sex are routinely associated, but also secularism, freedom, race, disability, capitalism, nation and state, housing and the environment. In the midst of these obsessions, Jakobsen’s promiscuous ethical imagination guides us forward. Drawing on examples from collaborative projects among activists, academics and artists, Jakobsen shows that sexual politics can contribute to building justice from the ground up. Gender and sexual relations are practices through which values emerge and communities are made. Sex and desire, gender and embodiment emerge as bases of ethical possibility, breaking political stalemate and opening new possibility.

Obsession

But obsession is not only a phenomenon of modern existence: it is a medical category—both a pathology and a goal. Behind this paradox lies a fascinating history, which Lennard J. Davis tells in Obsession.

Author: Lennard J. Davis

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226137791

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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We live in an age of obsession. Not only are we hopelessly devoted to our work, strangely addicted to our favorite television shows, and desperately impassioned about our cars, we admire obsession in others: we demand that lovers be infatuated with one another in films, we respond to the passion of single-minded musicians, we cheer on driven athletes. To be obsessive is to be American; to be obsessive is to be modern. But obsession is not only a phenomenon of modern existence: it is a medical category—both a pathology and a goal. Behind this paradox lies a fascinating history, which Lennard J. Davis tells in Obsession. Beginning with the roots of the disease in demonic possession and its secular successors, Davis traces the evolution of obsessive behavior from a social and religious fact of life into a medical and psychiatric problem. From obsessive aspects of professional specialization to obsessive compulsive disorder and nymphomania, no variety of obsession eludes Davis’s graceful analysis.

The Edwardians and the Making of a Modern Spanish Obsession

Kirsty Hooper. The Edwardians and the Making of a Modern Spanish Obsession
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Author: Kirsty Hooper

Publisher:

ISBN: 1789621321

Category: History

Page: 336

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What did the Edwardians know about Spain, and what was that knowledge worth? The Edwardians and the Making of a Modern Spanish Obsession draws on a vast store of largely unstudied primary source material to investigate Spain's place in the turn-of-the-century British popular imagination. Set against a background of unprecedented emotional, economic and industrial investment in Spain, the book traces the extraordinary transformation that took place in British knowledge about the country and its diverse regions, languages and cultures between the tercentenary of the Spanish Armada in 1888 and the outbreak of World War I twenty-six years later. This empirically-grounded cultural and material history reveals how, for almost three decades, Anglo-Spanish connections, their history and culture were more visible, more colourfully represented, and more enthusiastically discussed in Britain's newspapers, concert halls, council meetings and schoolrooms, than ever before. It shows how the expansion of education, travel, and publishing created unprecedented opportunities for ordinary British people not only to visit the country, but to see the work of Spanish and Spanish-inspired artists and performers in British galleries, theatres and exhibitions. It explores the work of novelists, travel writers, journalists, scholars, artists and performers to argue that the Edwardian knowledge of Spain was more extensive, more complex and more diverse than we have imagined.

On Obsession

' In On Obsession, Malcolm Knox contemplates love, Proust, soulmates in fiction, palindromic numbers and bloodlines, among other fixations, and wonders if the obsessive quest marks a retreat from life.

Author: Malcolm Knox

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0733643930

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 112

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'When we are young adults, not only are we looking for signposts but we are afraid of ourselves, frightened of where our tendencies may lead. Are we all just a tiny bit mad, and were my obsessions, like my grandfather's, always going to take on a mild and manageable aspect?' In On Obsession, Malcolm Knox contemplates love, Proust, soulmates in fiction, palindromic numbers and bloodlines, among other fixations, and wonders if the obsessive quest marks a retreat from life.

Obsession

Just before she died, Patty Bigelow confessed to having killed a man. Now her niece Tanya is obsessed with finding out the truth about her aunt’s crime – and she needs Alex Delaware’s help . . .

Author: Jonathan Kellerman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141906219

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 775

Just before she died, Patty Bigelow confessed to having killed a man. Now her niece Tanya is obsessed with finding out the truth about her aunt’s crime – and she needs Alex Delaware’s help . . .

OBSESSION

Emma’s very first story, Belial, has become a bestselling novel.

Author: Debra Carroll

Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative

ISBN: 4596691088

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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Emma’s very first story, Belial, has become a bestselling novel. And Sam, a handsome, sexy Hollywood movie star, wants to bring her story to the silver screen. Emma, who has led a reclusive life since she lost her husband, strongly opposes the offer, but she ends up caving in to Sam’s passionate pleas. She never dreams that she’ll end up living with him so they can work on the script together! And as they adapt her novel for the big screen, Emma finds herself changing, too.

The Obsession

All the money in the world won’t be able to stop me. The Obsession is the second book of the Filthy Rich Americans trilogy and should be read following The Initiation.

Author: Nikki Sloane

Publisher: Nikki Sloane

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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The Hale family is obsessed with status, power, and control. No problem is too big their money can’t solve. Royce Hale manipulated me into giving him everything. My virginity. My hand in marriage. My heart. And as soon as he got what he wanted, he callously sold me off for a cool ten million. In the boardroom and the twisted game his family plays, he says the only rule is to win at all costs. Yesterday I learned a painful lesson not to trust the prince of Cape Hill. Today I’ll destroy his carefully laid plans and show him just how badly he’s already lost. All the money in the world won’t be able to stop me. The Obsession is the second book of the Filthy Rich Americans trilogy and should be read following The Initiation.

Obsession

#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson brings youheart-stopping adventure and scintillating romance in thisfan-favorite story… Zane Flannery has always been overprotective ofhis famous ex-wife, Kaylie Melville—he is, after ...

Author: Lisa Jackson

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 1459291255

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson brings you heart-stopping adventure and scintillating romance in this fan-favorite story… Zane Flannery has always been overprotective of his famous ex-wife, Kaylie Melville—he is, after all, her former bodyguard, not to mention her former husband. And when Zane discovers that Lee Johnston, a maniacal stalker who once threatened Kaylie's life, is being released from a nearby psychiatric facility, his protective instincts jump into overdrive. Spiriting Kaylie away to his cabin in the mountains, Zane has nothing but her safety on his mind. But being alone together in a remote mountain hideaway proves irresistible for them both, and the sparks that once flew between them are soon reignited…

Obsession

The Game: Obsession The Players: Josie Villefranche, notorious hotel owner; Drew Morrison, business shark Object of the Game: Have a Cajun-hot love affair, without getting burned Bordello-turned-hotel-owner Josie has a hands-off rule when ...

Author: Tori Carrington

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426850948

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The French Quarter: where seduction is a game... The Game: Obsession The Players: Josie Villefranche, notorious hotel owner; Drew Morrison, business shark Object of the Game: Have a Cajun-hot love affair, without getting burned Bordello-turned-hotel-owner Josie has a hands-off rule when it comes to men. Too many have wanted her only for her talents in bed. But when too-sexy-to-resist Drew checks in, she decides to make an exception: use him, then lose him--no regrets. Ruthless businessman Drew has a hidden agenda: to buy the cash-strapped hotel. But he's been bedding its bewitching proprietor instead. When a murder puts Josie in both financial and legal trouble, Drew must make a choice: grab the hotel and run--or sacrifice everything for another night in her bed....

Inside and Out

Go inside some of the most creatively customised cars, vans and trucks in the world. This book takes you on a photographic tour of show-winning interiors and eye-catching exteriors outfitted by the UK-based Autocraft Custom team.

Author: Dug Thompson

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480912131

Category: Transportation

Page: 204

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Go inside some of the most creatively customised cars, vans and trucks in the world. This book takes you on a photographic tour of show-winning interiors and eye-catching exteriors outfitted by the UK-based Autocraft Custom team. Magazine articles and do-it-yourself hints round out the images of new, vintage and veteran vehicles that have been turned into works of art on wheels.

Obsession

In Victorian England, handsome Brook Edgerton is deeply in love with his young wife, Harriet.

Author: Claire Lorrimer

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780104499

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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In Victorian England, handsome Brook Edgerton is deeply in love with his young wife, Harriet. They live on a country estate in Leicestershire. Felicity, an attractive young widow living nearby, becomes Harriet’s best friend giving support when Harriet fails to carry a baby full term. On the ferry to Ireland Harriet meets a young mother, a destitute woman with a number of hungry children including a two week old baby. When they reach Ireland, the woman disappears, leaving the baby. Harriet, full of conflicting emotions, passes the baby off as hers and Brook’s. When Brook realises that the baby isn’t his, Felicity seizes the chance to widen the rift between the married couple and tries to win Brook’s heart. But how stable is Felicity’s mental health and how safe is Harriet?

A Burning Obsession

Kimberly Hayward was a stickler for the details in her action-adventure script.

Author: Susan Kearney

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426870604

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Kimberly Hayward was a stickler for the details in her action-adventure script. She'd checked out every heist--and murder!--for authenticity. Now she had to inject some more sizzle into the love scenes. Who better to help with some "hands-on" research than the mysterious but sexy Jason Parker? Field agent Jason had never tackled an assignment like this--til a gorgeous blonde who seemed to be up to something suspicious. And he was certain the case didn't involve indulging in sexual fantasies with Kimberly, but who could resist? She seduced him one night--and even took notes, strangely enough! No question, their unfolding relationship was hot, explosive...obsessive. But what happened next wasn't even in the script....

Obsession

A novel about obsession in its many forms.

Author: Anthony F Coster

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789013763

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A novel about obsession in its many forms. An examination of a murder and its consequences. A thriller, partly based on real events,that will grip the reader with its twists and turns. Henry was a wealthy barrister who seemed to have it all. When the beautiful young woman, the object of his obsession, agreed to marry him his happiness seemed complete. Through his wealth he was able to spoil her completely. She could do no wrong and he loved her with an obsessive intensity. But Jayne had a secret. She had targeted and tricked him into the marriage purely to get the luxurious lifestyle she craved. The only love on her part was for his riches. She tolerated Henry but for her sexual needs she would look elsewhere. But one of her lovers, Jonathan Bond, became more than just a casual fling. He was wealthy, good looking and the owner of a successful night club, and when she fell for him her careful plans began to unravel. Having accidentally discovered the affair, Henry used eavesdropping devices to uncover what he thought were their future plans. Plans that his love for her would not let him tolerate. It was then that Henry decided to take a course of action that would have fatal consequences for them all. As a result he would be hounded by a meticulous and thorough detective who was equally obsessed with bringing Henry to justice. Fleeing justice Henry escaped to Marbella where he took on a new identity, forgot Jayne and started a new life. But to his horror the demons that had plagued him in England would now follow him even to this new paradise.

Obsession

What’s a family without secrets and lies?

Author: Skye Lemar

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 150431431X

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

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What’s a family without secrets and lies? When nineteen-year-old Samantha Jones thinks she and her family are going away on holiday, what she doesn’t realize is that her family and friends would be involved in a serial killer’s list and that she’s the last one on the list. Will Detective Brodie and his team solve the murders, or will it be too late? What clues are they missing? There are six victims and nothing connecting them. It’s a holiday on the coast. What could go wrong?

Magnificent Obsession

A shattering personal tragedy forces a spoiled and wealthy young man to reevaluate his life and to use his discovery to embark on a course of anonymous philanthropy, in a new edition of the classic novel of redemption.

Author: Lloyd C. Douglas

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395957745

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

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A shattering personal tragedy forces a spoiled and wealthy young man to reevaluate his life and to use his discovery to embark on a course of anonymous philanthropy, in a new edition of the classic novel of redemption. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Obsession

Toni Matthews is a twenty-six-year-old with a firm grasp on her life and destiny—that is until she receives a phone call.

Author: Kathi Mills-Macias

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433671034

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Toni Matthews is a twenty-six-year-old with a firm grasp on her life and destiny—that is until she receives a phone call. While on a fishing trip vacation, her father, Paul Matthews, was killed in a horrible accident. Then, while settling the affairs of her father's detective agency, she receives a mysterious phone call from April Lippincott, a client of her father's who was looking for her fifteen-year-old granddaughter, Julie Greene. Toni soon discovers that her father's fatal fishing trip and the Julie Greene case were related, and she begins an investigation of her own.

The Obsession

The riveting novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Liar. “She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air.

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698197003

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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The riveting novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Liar. “She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her.” Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can’t outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the kindly residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up—especially the determined Xander Keaton. Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she’s always secretly craved. But the sins of her father can become an obsession, and, as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.

Obsession

Hunter is a ruthless killer.

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publisher: Entangled: Embrace

ISBN: 1622661605

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

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Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn't chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he's saddled with something he's never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy. Serena Cross didn't believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something...unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend's murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret. Hunter stirs Serena's temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he's doing the unthinkable breaking the rules he's lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena's life...or is it Hunter?

Obsession

In Obsession, John Douglas once again takes us fascinatingly behind the scenes, focusing his expertise on predatory crimes, primarily against women.

Author: John E. Douglas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439107408

Category: True Crime

Page: 496

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In Obsession, John Douglas once again takes us fascinatingly behind the scenes, focusing his expertise on predatory crimes, primarily against women. With a deep sense of compassion for the victims and an uncanny understanding of the perpetrators, Douglas looks at the obsessions that lead to rape, stalking, and sexual murder through such cases as Ronnie Shelton, the serial rapist who terrorized Cleveland; and New York's notorious "Preppie Murder." But Douglas also looks at obsession on the other side of the moral spectrum: his own career-long obsession with hunting these predators. Douglas shows us how we can all fight back and protect ourselves, our families, and loved ones against the scourge of the violent predators in our midst. The first step is insight and understanding, and no one is better qualified to penetrate Obsession than John Douglas.