The Spirituality Series features easy to read, concise stories centered on spiritual relationships as part of our humanity.
One of the most important aspects of spirituality often overlooked in daily life interactions is what part spirituality can serve in addressing the stress and struggle of everyday living?
How can you reduce the stress & struggle in your life? – reduce the conflict.
How do you reduce conflict? Change how you respond to the people, events, situations, & circumstances confronting you.
What does that mean? We all have a behavioral response pattern. We can call them our ‘old response patterns’ because we know them by heart and we use them, we know their actions and we know their consequences. And, we've learned how to accept the consequences of our response.
Every decision, every choice we make requires an action on our part- our response. The question becomes- How will I respond?
These books are about awareness and awakening, grounded in the application of spiritual growth in everyday living. This five book collection provides a nonfiction theological foundation in "God i believe" and "Breaking Free" supported by spiritual applications in fiction short stories ("Power of Praise", "Crucibles", and "Even Christians Stumble and Fall").
The books and eBooks in the Spirituality Series explore several themes;
Meaning- Finding a spiritual path
Purpose - Establishing spiritual balance
Expression - Understanding spiritual 'Free Will'
Fellowship - Spiritual recognition
Choice - Active and passive spirituality
Many people drawn to religion find heavy handed dogma or self-righteous practitioners. The Spirituality Series is for seekers, searchers and those fallen away. The Spirituality Series is written for one who wishes to sidestep or ignore the hypocrisy of organized religion.
Branch Isole's Spirituality Series is ‘brown bag theology’. Written for those who desire content without suffering through the control, guilt or shame often employed by religions. The Spirituality Series shares a 'How To' experience spirituality without influence by priest, pastor, pope, imam, or rabbi. To discover and experience a more fulfilling spiritual relationship, the Spirituality Series might be right for you.
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ISBN: 978-09747692-02 PAPERBACK
"Everything else can wait, but the search for God cannot."
If you’re ready for change, you’re ready for “God i believe”.
God i believe shows how to bring balance to your life, to reduce everyday stress and struggle of hectic modern day living.
Would you like to learn the difference between spiritual paths so you can decide which may be right for you? God i believe will aide in your search.
Have you ever wondered what the world's major religions actually believe and teach?
God i believe is easy to read 'brown bag' theology that answers questions about the way to, and benefits of a spiritual relationship.
God i believe shares an openness without the 'drama and trauma' of guilt often used by and associated with religions' pressured efforts to convert.
Are you looking for a spiritual path that helps you avoid hypocritical religious orthodoxy?
God i believe helps readers discover their spiritual path without interference from priest, pastor or pope.
God i believe is the perfect book or gift for the person in your life who has been disillusioned or disappointed by ecumenical promises.
Reviews: for "God i believe"
“The writing is crisp, clear and passionate.
God... i believe offers educational, encouraging, promising, and truthful words.”
Writer’s Digest Magazine
“I enjoyed your book. You've certainly done your homework. I may have even learned a thing or two.”
“I finished your book “God i believe.” It was thought provoking and I enjoyed it.”
“Just what I needed. Excellent book. Shows that everyone is different and can believe in God in their own way.”
ISBN: 978-09747692-40 PAPERBACK
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"I lay in Zion a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame."
There are two overlapping paths in each life. One practical, one esoteric. One material, one spiritual. One self centered, one of service.
For searchers on every avenue of endeavor there are times of decision as to how and what one’s response will be. This is no less true for the Christian.
With temptations and morsels of pleasure or power to divert our spiritual attentions with heartfelt desires, the wiles of the world takes potshots at each believer.
This book is about moments of decision when once more we are righted and about to take our next step after being pulled, pushed or voluntarily leaving the believer's walk.
May these musings help strengthen your resolve to walk a little further down the path of spiritual learning and growth.
ISBN: 978-09747692-71 PAPERBACK
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"And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground."
One of the great struggles for each Christian is the double edge sword of discipleship.
Life is full of struggle and we each experience trouble and heartbreak. Jesus advised of this reality in His sermons and parable teachings while giving guidance or instruction as to our human conditions. In the Gospels he proclaims, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow me.” It is here we find the answer which many Christians miss, others search for, and most grapple with. True Christian belief and discipleship is grounded in the principle of daily denying of self and daily living in obedience to God’s Word through the examples, thoughts, words and deeds of Jesus the Christ.
When the Christian comes to realize and understand this it frees him or her to look for and learn a different way to live; in response to God's desires for us and at peace with ourselves and others.
ISBN: 978-09747692-33 PAPERBACK
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"I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction."
A Crucible is most notably a vessel in which substances are subjected to intense temperatures in a process of refinement, thus burning away impurities while producing a newer more viable creation. It is a severe condition whereby different elements react resulting in a new born identity. This is also the case for the new believer or neophyte Christian, as different aspects of matter and spirit are combined to bring about a new creation through Christ.
For the searching and struggling individual who has come to Christianity with an open heart and mind believing all has been righted and there will be clear sailing ahead, realities may produce a trauma as startling as a wooden club to the forehead. Crucibles helps eliminate these experiences or fears.
May these thoughts of refinement produce uplifting solace and fortitude for every Neophyte believer discouraged by the afflictions of Christianity’s new found trials and tests.