You Are What You Love

But you might not love what you think. In this book, award-winning author James K. A. Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts.

Author: James K. A. Smith

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 1493403664

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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You are what you love. But you might not love what you think. In this book, award-winning author James K. A. Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. We might not realize the ways our hearts are being taught to love rival gods instead of the One for whom we were made. Smith helps readers recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices. He explains that worship is the "imagination station" that incubates our loves and longings so that our cultural endeavors are indexed toward God and his kingdom. This is why the church and worshiping in a local community of believers should be the hub and heart of Christian formation and discipleship. Following the publication of his influential work Desiring the Kingdom, Smith received numerous requests from pastors and leaders for a more accessible version of that book's content. No mere abridgment, this new book draws on years of Smith's popular presentations on the ideas in Desiring the Kingdom to offer a fresh, bottom-up rearticulation. The author creatively uses film, literature, and music illustrations to engage readers and includes new material on marriage, family, youth ministry, and faith and work. He also suggests individual and communal practices for shaping the Christian life.


Do What You Love

This book continues the conversation sparked by the author’s earlier Slate article and provides a devastating look at the state of modern America’s labor and workforce.

Author: Miya Tokumitsu

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1941393950

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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The American claim that we should love and be passionate about our job may sound uplifting, or at least, harmless, but Do What You Love exposes the tangible damages such rhetoric has leveled upon contemporary society. Virtue and capital have always been twins in the capitalist, industrialized West. Our ideas of what the “virtues” of pursuing success in capitalism have changed dramatically over time. In the past, we believed that work undertaken with an ethos of industriousness promised financial stability and basic comfort and security for our families. Now, our working life is conflated with the pursuit of pleasure. Fantastically successful—and popular—entrepreneurs such as Steve Jobs and Oprah Winfrey command us. “You’ve got to love what you do,” Jobs tells an audience of college grads about to enter the workforce, while Winfrey exhorts her audience to “live your best life.” The promises made to today’s workers seem so much larger and nobler than those of previous generations. Why settle for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage and a perfectly functional eight-year-old car when you can get rich becoming your “best” self and have a blast along the way? But workers today are doing more and more for less and less. This reality is frighteningly palpable in eroding paychecks and benefits, the rapid concentration of wealth in the hands of a tiny few, and workers’ loss of control over their labor conditions. But where is the protest and anger from workers against a system that tells them to love their work and asks them to do it for less? While winner-take-all capitalism grows ever more ruthless, the rhetoric of passion for labor proliferates. In Do What You Love, Tokumitsu articulates and examines the sacrifices people make for a chance at loveable, self-actualizing, and, of course, wealth-generating work and the conditions facilitated by this pursuit. This book continues the conversation sparked by the author’s earlier Slate article and provides a devastating look at the state of modern America’s labor and workforce.

You are What You Are Because of Who You Are

Ifit werethe enemy, you can deal withthe enemy, but theones youlove you wouldn
't know how. It's just unimaginable! They will be throwing punch at you, and you
will least suspect their actions and intentions; you maynot evenknow that they ...

Author: The Victor

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449779433

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Seven salient points I want you to know and write in the marble of your heart: Nothing just happens. Anything good or bad happening to you is for a purpose; you were born in riches or a rag for a purpose. If you can identify with that purpose, you will surely make your dreams a reality. It is not what the enemy is doing to you that is killing you; not the society you are in; not the promises some politicians, relatives and associates fail to keep; not the family and community you came from; it is what you have failed to do with yourself that is killing you. Life failure is not the absence of opportunities but the absence of vision. You will create whatever opportunities you want in life when you have a vision; that is why you shouldn’t fight your way to be in the presence of great men; rather identify your gift, and when you do, it will make a way for you and bring you before great men. If God can trust you, He will increase your capacity to receive more from him. And one of the reasons you are in the struggle and things don’t seem to be working to your favor is because you have not earned God’s trust. A man with a vision struggles less than a man without a vision to pursue; goals to attain and targets to achieve. Conceive your vision today and pursue it diligently, because if you don’t, other people will hire you to pursue theirs. God never created anybody useless; if He knows you are useless, why would He spend his resources to create you? Your limitation is not entirely your situation, but your understanding of who you are. Biology is studied based on its definition; same applies to life. Your life is what you define it to be. It would have been better if you were aborted at conception than to live through life not achieving your purpose. Whom should I cry for, the fellow who died untimely or the fellow that is alive and without a purpose?

You Are What You Love

Demonstrating how to transform limiting beliefs, this book delivers the secret to finding happiness and one's purpose-especially for those who have hit a pothole on the road to enlightenment.

Author: Vaishali

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780977320004

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 395

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You Are What You Love makes Eastern mysticism friendly to the Western mind. Author Vaishali, an intellectual, yet highly irreverent mystic, magically mixes concepts and story-telling from such traditional sources as Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Sufism, with the ancient mystic, Emanuel Swedenborg. She also mixes in unconventional sources, such as Groucho Marx, Cheech and Chong, Jimi Hendrix, James Dean, and Homer Simpson. You Are What You Love empowers readers to befriend their minds and resolve their issues, instead of defending and justifying the limitations in their lives. Demonstrating how to transform limiting beliefs, this book delivers the secret to finding happiness and one's purpose-especially for those who have hit a pothole on the road to enlightenment. One of the most powerful points of the book is that "we do not have love, we are love. We don't earn it; we don't have to justify it; we don't have to wait until others decide we are good enough; we claim it because we are it."

You are who You Love

This book will help you to understand what your relationships mean and how you can use them to make your own life better, using anecdotes and techniques for refining your understanding of Moments, Impressions, Feelings, and Qualities.

Author: T. J. Kupper

Publisher: Blue Mountain Arts

ISBN: 9781587860140

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 77

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This book will help you to understand what your relationships mean and how you can use them to make your own life better, using anecdotes and techniques for refining your understanding of Moments, Impressions, Feelings, and Qualities.

Eat what You Love

After twenty years of yo-yo dieting, physician Michelle May discovered a peaceful, joyful relationship with food. Now Dr. May will show you how to resolve mindless and emotional eating and break free from your eat-repent-repeat cycle.

Author: Michelle May

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1608320030

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 405

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May helps you rediscover when, what, and how much to eat without restrictive rules. You'll learn the truth about nutrition and how to stop using exercise to earn the right to eat. You'll finally experience the pleasure of eating the foods you love-- without guilt or binging.

Every Saturday

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has ever not wish to go out this evening . It is quite simple , loved you as I love
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48 Days to the Work You Love

Guides people working in jobs they hate on how to make successful career decisions by creating a compass from their natural skills and abilities, personality traits, values, dreams, and passions, directing them to a more fulfilling vocation ...

Author: Dan Miller

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433669331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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Guides people working in jobs they hate on how to make successful career decisions by creating a compass from their natural skills and abilities, personality traits, values, dreams, and passions, directing them to a more fulfilling vocation.

Ruth

He took her hand . “ Will you not come with me ? Do you not love me enough to
trust me ? Oh , Ruth ( reproachfully ) , can you not trust me ? " She had stopped
crying , but was sobbing sadly . “ I cannot bear this , love . Your sorrow is
absolute ...

Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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The Living Age

once say uncle give up those papers which you have “ Ah , yes ; and how have
you shown it ? kept since father left them with ... Because I do not love you . Can
there " A Jew ! ” be any other reason in such a matter ? I do - a Jew ! I do love him
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The British drama illustrated

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danger ; get out , ye slaves ; out of Sooner than I'll my love forego , my house , I
say . I'll put an end to all this ; for And lose the man I prize , I'll not have a servant ...

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All the Year Round

I love you , " she sobbed . “ I have trop , and so but here they are . What come to
tell you 80 . Oh , Leo , I ran all the have you been doing all this while ? ” . way , I
was so afraid I should be too late ! " “ Listening to the nightingales , and He
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man ; 64 99 is encircled , will yield you nearer , and as con- me as high as you
will , I love the open air venient hospitality . ” better than being shut up in a cage
or a " I thank you , kind master , for your in- swallow's nest yonder , as you call
these ...

Author: Sir Walter Scott

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The Teaching of Epictetus

One will call “ Throw , ” “ Do not throw , " and another , “ You have · thrown once .
” But this is strife and not ... If you love an earthen jar , then think , I love an
earthen jar , for so shall you not be troubled when it breaks . And when you kiss
your ...

Author: Epictetus

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The Elves

me But I shali pray for you , and say — Lord , , Thus saying he rushea wwards the
door , be forgive as 1 forgive him . ... who had hitherto never While thus
innocently and simply expressing been able to separate from him in any quarrei
her love ...

Author: Ludwig Tieck

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The Illustrated Magazine

He daughter is destined for you , because it will be remained two months with me
, mixed with the a good and rich marriage . But don ' t answer young officers , and
ended by calming my me ; I know all this is nothing when we love . sorrow and ...

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A Select Library of the Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church St Augustin Homilies on the Gospel of John Homilies on the First epistle of John Soliloquies 1908

Dost do say , this if I might I would not leave unthou want to make God undermost
and thy- said : Let there be in you now ... saith he : and , “ a commandment is in
regard that he became so widely known , given us that we love one another .

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The Works of Edmund Burke

Liverpool they are literally almost ruined by However , to act with any people with
the this American war ; but they love it as they least degree of comfort , I believe
we must suffer from it . In short , from whatever I see , contrive a little to assimilate
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Author: Edmund Burke

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