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Rising in Christ: Meditations on Living the Resurrection

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The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation of our faith. In these meditations, Pope John Paul II shows us that the hope and joy of the resurrection is a tangible reality we can experience in our own lives. Each chapter opens with a reflection and prayer that will help readers deepen their understanding of the resurrection and tap into its power each day.
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Overview

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation of our faith. In these meditations, Pope John Paul II shows us that the hope and joy of the resurrection is a tangible reality we can experience in our own lives. Each chapter opens with a reflection and prayer that will help readers deepen their understanding of the resurrection and tap into its power each day.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593250713
  • Publisher: Word Among Us Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Live in the Joy of the Resurrection 9
Acknowledgments 11
Introduction 13
Part I Knowing the Resurrection
1 The Resurrection as the Person of Jesus Christ 19
"I Am"
"I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life"
"What Must I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?"
2 The Resurrection as History 25
Abraham's Experience Prefigures Christ's Death and Resurrection
The Passover as the Passage from Death to Life
The Resurrection Is the Turning Point in Man's Spiritual History
The Resurrection Is the Fulfillment of Salvation History
3 The Resurrection as Mystery 33
The Resurrection Transcends History
The Sacraments and Eastertide as Passage into the Paschal Mystery
The Eucharistic Meal: Food for Eternal Life
The Resurrection Is a Constant Reality in Those Who Accept Its Mystery
Introduction to Chapter 4 - 6: The Resurrection as a Passage 43
The Paschal Meaning of Life
4 From Unbelief to Faith 47
God's Work in Peter's Soul
God's Radical Intervention in Paul's Heart
To See God Face-to-Face: The Deepest Desire of the Human Spirit
"Have Faith in God and Have Faith Also in Me"
Knowing Christ in Scripture and in the Breaking of Bread
How Christ Overcomes Our Difficulty in Recognizing Him
God's Way with Doubting Thomas
5 From Sin to Holiness 61
God's Mercy Alone Can Free Us from Sin
"What Shall We Do?"
"A New Spirit I Will Put within You"
What the Sacrament of Baptism Does to Us
What the Sacrament of Reconciliation Does to Us
6 From Death to Immortality 71
The Risen Christ Conquers Death
The Promise of Eternal Life
Earthly Life Is Our Passing to Life in God
Our Future Resurrection
The Joy That Knows No End
The Assumption of Mary Is a Sharing in Christ's Resurrection
Part II Living the Resurrection
Introduction to Chapters 7 - 9: How the Resurrection Empowered the Apostles 85
7 Preparing for the Coming of the Holy Spirit 87
"I Am Going Away and I Will Come Back to You"
Your Sorrow Will Turn into Joy
The First Church Community in Prayer
8 How the Holy Spirit Moved through the Apostles 93
The Spirit of Truth Will Make You Witnesses
The Apostles Could Not Be Silent about the Resurrection
The Spirit Directs the Church's Mission
The Apostles' Certainty That the Holy Spirit Was with Them
The Risen Christ Delivers Peter and Paul from All Their Fears
One in Heart and Mind through the Holy Spirit
The Apostles Performed "Miracle Signs"
Martyrs Proclaim the Power of Christ's Resurrection
9 Witnessing to the Ends of the Earth 107
How God's Word Spreads
Peter Opens the Door to the Gentiles
The Spirit Impels Paul and Barnabas to Witness to the Gentiles
Introduction to Chapters 10 - 16: How We Live a Resurrected Life 115
10 Drawing Power from the Blessed Sacrament 117
We Carry Christ within Us
A Communion between the Risen Christ and the Church
A Superabundant Source of Spiritual Strength
A Source of Reconciliation with God and Man
A Thanksgiving from the Heart of the Son
An Offering of Ourselves as Servants
A Tide of Charity Flows from the Mass
Why the Eucharist Is the Source and Summit of Christian Life
11 Drawing Power from God's Word 129
Experience Christ's Living Presence through His Word
Receive the Word of God as Spirit and Life
Lectio Divina: A Humble and Loving Listening to God's Word
The Fruits of Meditating on God's Word
12 Drawing Strength from the Holy Spirit 135
The Holy Spirit as a Personal Being
The Descent of the Holy Spirit Fully Reveals God as Trinity
The Holy Spirit Transforms Us Deep Down
Ten Days of Prayer to the Holy Spirit
The Importance of Praying the Novena to the Holy Spirit
The Gift of Strength at the Sacrament of Confirmation
The Holy Spirit Helps Us Discern Truth from Falsehood
The Holy Spirit: Our Inner Guide and Teacher
The Holy Spirit Brings Divine Solutions to the Knots of Human Affairs
13 Living the Great Commission 145
The Risen Christ's Last Words
Rising to the Call
What It Means to Evangelize
The First Form of Evangelization Is Authentic Witness
Every Person Has the Right to Hear the Good News
Evangelization Begins at Home
Dialogue with Our Brothers and Sisters of Other Religions
14 That We May All Be One 157
The Soul of the Ecumenical Movement
Continue on the Path of Full Unity
15 Be In the World but Not Of the World 163
Always Look for the Light in the Darkness of Our World
Culture a Listening Heart
Prayer Should Be Put before Everything Else
Human History Must Be Seen in the Perspective of Eternity
How to Rise above Temptation
16 "Love One Another as I Have Loved You" 169
God's Love in the Human Heart
Christ As Lord and Servant of Our Inmost Self
Love Is the Law of Abiding in Christ
God's Love Is Fully Revealed in Christ
Epilogue: A Personal Testimony 175
Citations 181
Glossary 185
Bibliography 189
About the Authors 190
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