Freedom is a value to be acquired, a gift to be cherished, and a quality to be cultivated so that one can grow. Genuine freedom is intimate and personal: it is more of an internal quality. We are free when we go out of our own closed personalities, narrow interests, selfishness, pride and fear. This little book will tell you how, and inspire you to venture ahead. You will enjoy reading it, studded with insightful jokes, quotes, anecdotes, poems and stories.
Walk in a relaxed manner
Joyce Rupp's story of her pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago is full of adventure, humor, heartbreak, and most of all, insight for each of us wherever we are on life's journey.
shades within shadows
we live under the shadow of rulers, religion and ritual; of childhood fears, adult realities and hovering death. we live in shadows of varying shades, from hues of darkening night, through lightening shades of gray, to brightest light. within these shades of many shadows, our stories sawn and mature, some sad, some happy, some tragic, mostly soon forgotten, but some preserved and written about. shades within shadows tells one such tale of an entire community sucked into a maelstrom that devastates and nearly destroys them.
the hidden treasure
the spiritual reflection in this book takes up the theme of the life-long quest for the treasure of God's love- a treasure that we stumble across, find, lose, and search for again, a treasure that we must sometimes hide for, if we show it off before we possess it fully, we may endanger and even lose what we thought was ours too soon.