The Gospel of Wellness

Author: Rina Raphael

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781250793010

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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Journalist Rina Raphael looks at the explosion of the wellness industry: how it stems from legitimate complaints, how seductive marketing targets hopeful consumers–and why women are opening up their wallets like never before. Wellness promises women the one thing they desperately desire: control. Women are pursuing their health like never before. Whether it’s juicing, biohacking, clutching crystals, or sipping collagen, today there is something for everyone, as the wellness industry has grown from modest roots into a $4.4 trillion entity and a full-blown movement promising health and vitality in the most fashionable package. But why suddenly are we all feeling so unwell? The truth is that deep within the underbelly of self-care—hidden beneath layers of clever marketing—wellness beckons with a far stronger, more seductive message than health alone. It promises women the one thing they desperately desire: control. Vividly told and deeply reported, The Gospel of Wellness reveals how this obsession is a direct result of women feeling dismissed, mistreated, and overburdened. Women are told they can manage the chaos ruling their life by following a laid-out plan: eat right, exercise, meditate, then buy or do all this stuff. And while wellness may have sprung from good intentions, we are now relentlessly flooded with exploitative offerings, questionable ideas, and a mounting pressure to stay devoted to the divine doctrine of wellness. What happens when the cure becomes as bad as the disease? With a critical eye, humor, and empathy, wellness industry journalist Rina Raphael examines how women have been led down a kale-covered path promising nothing short of salvation. She knows: Raphael was once a disciple herself—trying everything from “clean eating” to electric shock workouts—until her own awakening to the troubling consequences. Balancing the good with the bad, The Gospel of Wellness is a clear-eyed exploration of what wellness can actually offer us, knocking down the false idols and commandments that have taken hold and ultimately showing how we might shape a better future for the movement—and for our well-being.
The Gospel of Wellness

Author: Rina Raphael

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 9781782838609

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 251

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'Next level revelatory' Sarah Knight, internationally-bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck What happens when the cure becomes as bad as the disease? Women are pursuing their health like never before. Whether it's juicing, biohacking, clutching crystals, or sipping collagen, today there is something for everyone, as the wellness industry has grown from modest roots into a $4.4 trillion movement, promising health and vitality in the most fashionable package. So why are we suddenly all feeling so unwell? Vividly told and deeply reported, The Gospel of Wellness reveals how this obsession is a direct result of gender inequalities and structural sexism within medicine and society. And while wellness may have sprung from good intentions, we are now relentlessly bombarded with exploitative offerings, questionable ideas, and a mounting pressure to maintain an illusion of control. Balancing the good with the bad, wellness industry journalist Rina Raphael offers a clear-eyed exploration of what wellness can actually offer us, knocking down the false idols that have taken hold and ultimately showing how we might shape a better future for the movement - and for our well-being.
Community Health Education and Promotion

Author: Mary Ellen Wurzbach

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0834220970

Category: Medical

Page: 678

View: 314

Written for students and health professionals, this guide to health care education program development applies the Nursing Process (or problem-solving approach) to the project. It outlines each step in the process, including planning, design, implementation, promotion, and evaluation. Chapters cover personnel management, community assessment and mobilization, cultural competency, material effectiveness, publicity, and diversity. The education of populations with shared risks, exposures, and behaviors is emphasized. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.
So You Want to Sing Gospel

Author: Trineice Robinson-Martin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442239210

Category: Music

Page: 276

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There are few works in existence that teach gospel singing and even fewer that focus on what gospel soloists need to know. In So You Want to Sing Gospel, Trineice Robinson-Martin offers the first resource to help individual gospel singers at all levels make the most of their primary instrument—their voice. Robinson-Martin gathers together key information on gospel music history, vocal pedagogy, musical style and performance, and its place in music ministry. So You Want to Sing Gospel covers such vital matters as historical, cultural and spiritual perspectives on the gospel music tradition, training one's voice, understanding the dynamic of sound production, grasping gospel style, and bringing together vocal performance with ministerial imperatives. She also includes in her discussion such matters as voice type, repertoire selection, and gospel sub-genres. Additional chapters by Scott McCoy and Wendy LeBorgne, and Matthew Edwards address universal questions of voice science and pedagogy, vocal health, and audio enhancement technology. The So You Want to Sing series is produced in partnership with the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Like all books in the series, So You Want to Sing Gospel features online supplemental material on the NATS website. Please visit www.nats.org to access style-specific exercises, audio and video files, and additional resources.
The Wellness Revelation

Author: Alisa Keeton

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers

ISBN: 9781496422477

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 271

View: 364

What would it take for you to make a change? Weight loss can sometimes be a very self-focused endeavor. Maybe you have struggled with your weight your entire life, riding a constant roller coaster of numbers that go up and down. Or maybe you are finding yourself more stressed out by the world and all its demands. Perhaps you just don't feel as well in your body as you do in your spirit. In The Wellness Revelation, certified fitness professional Alisa Keeton will challenge you to get fit with God so that He can free you to complete your purpose. She teaches that when we get fit physically as well as spiritually, we will be better equipped to love and serve others. The Wellness Revelation will change the way you perceive yourself and the way that you live your life. Each week in this eight-week journey includes a teaching from Alisa, weekly assignments, Bible study, small-group questions, and more. Alisa will encourage you to love God, get healthy, and serve others; and she will provide you with the tools to spread the gospel with courage, confidence, kindness, and freedom. It's time to make a change from the inside out.
Your Living Compass

Author: Scott Stoner

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780819229410

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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If Barbara Brown Taylor and Steven Covey ever wrote a book together, this might be the book! Living Compass is a church-based faith and wellness program designed for individuals and small groups. Readers engage in a 10-week, self-guided wellness retreat, consisting of daily ten-minute readings, plus small, meaningful action steps designed for getting “your life, your relationships, and your work headed in a new direction,” according to the author. Deeply spiritual and exceedingly practical, this book joins the national Living Compass network, which includes a website, workshop series, wellness resources (including a free Living Well with Living Compass app), social media, and soon, a new multi-million-dollar wellness center to be located in the offices of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. Structured holistic wellness program for individuals and groups based on a highly successful retreat model developed by priest-psychologist. Builds on the national network of Living Compass workshops, presentations, and publications, and soon, a multi-million faith and wellness center in Chicago. Each chapter includes questions for reflection.
SERMONS ON THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW (Ⅰ) - WHEN CAN A CHRISTIAN HAVE AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH THE LORD?

Author: Paul C. Jong

Publisher: Hephzibah Publishing House

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 379

View: 442

The Apostle Matthew is telling us that the Word of Jesus was spoken to everyone in this world, for he saw Jesus as the King of kings. Now, Christians throughout the world, who have just been born again by believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit that we are spreading, are indeed yearning to feed on the bread of life. But it is difficult for them to have fellowship with us in the true gospel, for they are all far away from us. Therefore, to meet the spiritual needs of these people of Jesus Christ, the King of kings, the sermons in this book have been prepared as new bread of life for them to nourish their spiritual growth. The author proclaims that those who have received the remission of their sins by believing in the Word of Jesus Christ, the King of kings, must feed on His pure Word in order to defend their faith and sustain their spiritual lives. This book will provide the real spiritual bread of life to all of you who have become the royal people of the King by faith. Through His Church and servants, God will continue to provide you with this bread of life. May God's blessings be on all of you who have been born again of water and the Spirit, who desire to have true spiritual fellowship with us in Jesus Christ.
The Gospel of Mental Health

Author: Stacey McDonald

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781631958571

Category: Religion

Page: 142

View: 397

The Gospel of Mental Health is a masterful guide of mental health strategies that, when paired with personal and scriptural testimonies, brings believers to a place of true peace and hope. Stacey McDonald’s The Gospel of Mental Health challenges Christians to take an honest look at their mental health. Her approach is designed to meet readers where they are, by relating to their struggles, bringing hope, and supporting their healing. From the mental battles of Jacob, King David, and Samson to the realities Christians face today, The Gospel of Mental Health demonstrates biblical strategies for coping and finding peace in the hills and valleys of one’s mental health journey. Each chapter contains “journal jewels” and guided prayers so that readers can dig deeper, set attainable goals, and practice the skills they’ve learned. While practicing mental health strategies to incorporate into daily life, unearthing and working through intimate issues and exploring the boundless love of God through it all, the reader's mental and spiritual health will be positively impacted. Within each page, believers will learn how to move beyond the shame of their mental health battles by walking toward a loving and compassionate God—one who cares about the mind, heart, and soul of his creation.
Body Symbolism in the Bible

Author: Silvia Schroer

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814687796

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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Many people with illnesses seek healing in religions and practices that are only weakly inculturated among us. Our understanding and use of such foreign wisdom is often just as superficial; but it is easily understood against the background of a centuries-long Christian tradition of interpreting the Bible in a way hostile to the body, particularly the female body. In Body Symbolism in the Bible, Schroer and Staubli offer a better understanding of this subject by exploring the symbolism of various body parts in the Bible. They reinterpret and thereby reclaim the notion of the body as a temple of God so that regard for the body can lead to respect for the human rights of women and men. Exploring the topic through the lenses of theological anthropology and biblical spirituality, their presentation will surely add clarity to our understanding and generate future discussion. Richly illustrated in full color.
The Gospel of Technology

Author: Abhijit Naskar

Publisher: Neuro Cookies

ISBN: 9781393533801

Category: Computers

Page: 136

View: 595

"Live with technology, not through technology." In a world where technology has infiltrated every aspect of human life, without giving us any opportunity to learn to cope with such revolution, the humanitarian Neuroscientist Abhijit Naskar delivers us an investigative odyssey into the implications of this revolution in human life. Naskar points out to us in his serene yet bold manner of writing that to make sure that the over-abundance of technology doesn't turn human life heartless and mechanical, it is imperative that every individual of the society uses technology responsibly, not recklessly.
The Gospel of Louis

Author: Daniel Sessions

Publisher: Beacon Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 228

Sensing early that a destiny of immense importance must lie in store for him, Louis Koenig rejects the small and silly life of his so-called peers in a satisfied town in the Rockies, and dedicates himself to bringing out his genius. But his failure to convert seething impulse into art threatens to crush him, and an enigmatic figure arrives with an offer that a desperate Louis cannot refuse. His meteoric rise begins with his production of a book revealing the return of Jesus Christ: a lowlife radical whose voice of new scripture lashes America’s prosperous and powerful in their pursuit of profit and empire. This portrait inspires the formation of a camp of lowlifes around Louis, who proceeds to enjoy the benefits of playing sun to lost planets. When he leads this fan club to a wild and secluded patch of Africa—where the interests behind him can reign freely over his captive audience—a thousand pioneers blaze past the frontiers of human experience into realms foreseen by prophets, poets, and crackpots.
Healing in the Bible

Author: Frederick J. Gaiser

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801031014

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 657

A respected biblical scholar offers a close reading of fifteen key biblical texts on healing, considering their significance for the church's ministry today.