" Reason to Hope is a true story of a young woman born into the privileged life of a white, middle class family in South Africa at the height of apartheid. Despite having a bright future with a promising career and prospects of marriage, she decides to forsake the freedoms, comforts, and pleasures of this world to follow God in poverty, chastity, and obedience - for the salvation of souls - inspired by the message of Fatima of 1917. Eventually, after a convoluted journey taking her across continents, she would become a temporary professed sister in the Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Emotional, thoughtful, and spiritually enlightening, Reason to Hope describes the pivotal moments of Amanda's life with honesty and openness. With humility she shows the reader what she believes and why - even all these years later. This book is perfect for those who are curious about faith, religious life, spirituality, Mother Teresa, Catholicism or even just a different side of life that is rarely portrayed in our modern times. Its call to hope is an inspiration for all."
PTSD Raw and Real A Reason for Hope and Motivation To Fight On
PTSD: Raw and Real is a reflection of my struggles with being a victim of child sexual abuse and the process of coming to terms with how these years of abuse have impacted my life. My life with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been a fragmented and disjointed existence with holes, blockades, and landmines. These unseen obstacles created emotional traps, blockades, and explosions at random intervals regardless of my surroundings. I existed for many years riddled with fear, anger, doubt, shame, self-loathing, despair, and loneliness. I tried to run, hide, escape, and disappear, but I could never find a lasting way to avoid the pain lurking everywhere. I didn't understand what PTSD was, and I was not diagnosed with it until much later in my recovery work. I lived life feeling broken, bad, poisonous, and crazy. I dammed these feelings up into a corner within my soul so that I could survive and function within my life. However, my existence was built on an unsteady foundation of negative self-worth that could not withstand the difficult trials of life. This book is my raw and real truth toward recovery and is the map behind the miracle of repairing my soul.
During the last two decades there has been a renaissance in the field of Christian philosophy. Unfortunately, most of this excellent work has not reached general readers. Reason for the Hope Within was produced specifically to make available the best of contemporary Christian philosophy in a clear, accessible -- and highly relevant -- manner. Fourteen of America's rising Christian philosophers here cover many of the traditional themes of Christian apologetics (arguments for the existence of God, the problem of evil, the possibility of miracles) as well as topics of special relevance to today's world (Eastern religions, Christianity and science, Christianity and ethics, the existence of heaven and hell).
As a pastor and chaplain at a cancer treatment facility, Dr. Michael S. Barry has spent hours with cancer patients listening to their stories, reflecting with them on their disease, and helping them better understand the role their faith can play at this critical time. And frequently, he has sat beside them as they wrestle with tough questions that have no easy answers. Now Dr. Barry shares the answers that have come to his heart through his ministry to men, women, and young people engaged in the battle of their lives. These answers will re-engage your faith, re-energize your mind and body, and revitalize your hope. These answers will truly give you A Reason for Hope.
Parliamentary Debates Hansard House of Commons Official Report
Author: Northern Ireland. Parliament. House of Commons