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Heaven in Our Hands: Living the Beatitudes: Receiving the Blessings You Long for [Paperback]

By Benedict J. Groeschel (Author)
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Which Beatitudes Do You Follow? *Blessed are the rich, for they shall get more of everything. *Blessed are those who make war, for they shall be feared. Wait a minute. Shouldn't that be "blessed are the poor..." and "Blessed are the peacemakers..."? Well, it all depends on which beatitudes you follow--the world's or those of Jesus. Benedict Groeschel believes that we've lost touch with how revolutionary the Beatitudes really are! The plain but astounding truth is that the Beatitudes reveal to us the very heart of God. When you begin to comprehend the beauty of living the Beatitudes that Jesus gave us, you'll discover that he's placed heaven in our hands.

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Father Benedict Groeschel believes that we've lost touch with how revolutionary the Beatitudes really are The plain but astounding truth is that the Beatitudes reveal to us the very heart of God. When you begin to comprehend the beauty of living the Beatitudes that Jesus gave us, you'll discover that he's placed heaven in our hands. A Servant Book.

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Studio: Charis Books
Pages   194
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.9" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 30, 1994
Publisher   Charis Books
ISBN  0892838132  
ISBN13  9780892838134  


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Benedict J. Groeschel Benedict Joseph Groeschel, C.F.R. (born July 23, 1933) is a Catholic priest, retreat master, author, psychologist, activist and former host of the television talk program Sunday Night Prime, which is broadcast on the Eternal Word Television Network. He has also hosted several serial religious specials in addition to Sunday Night Prime. He is the founder of the Office for Spiritual Development for the Catholic Archdiocese of New York as well as a former associate director of Trinity Retreat and a former executive director of the St. Francis House. He is professor of pastoral psychology at St. Joseph's Seminary in New York and an adjunct professor at the Institute for Psychological Sciences in Arlington, Virginia. He is one of the founders of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.

Groeschel has received wide public attention through his preaching engagements, writing and television appearances. He is the author of over 30 books and has recorded more than 100 audio and video series. He publishes articles in several Catholic magazines on a monthly basis and posts a weekly meditation on the Oratory of Divine Love website. His most recent books include The Tears of God (2008), Questions and Answers About Your Journey to God (2007), The Virtue Driven Life (2006), Why Do We Believe? (2005) and There Are No Accidents: In All Things Trust in God (2004).[12] His weekly television program, Sunday Night Live with Father Benedict Groeschel, offers a mix of interviews, answering viewer questions and discussing spiritual and social matters relating to the Catholic faith.

Groeschel has also been a highly visible Catholic activist, first in the civil rights movement. He publicly criticizes insulting depictions of the church in popular culture and the media. In September 1998, he led protests outside of an Off-Broadway theater in New York City against the production of Terrence McNally’s play Corpus Christi.[14] In his 2002 book, From Scandal to Hope, he accused The Boston Globe, The New York Times and The San Francisco Chronicle of revealing anti-Catholic prejudice in their respective coverage of the sexual abuse scandal that disrupted the church. "Seldom in the history of journalism have I seen such virulent attacks on any institution that is supposed to receive fair treatment in the press", he wrote.

In April 2005, he again questioned the anti-Catholic sentiments of the United States media by charging distorted coverage of Joseph Ratzinger, who had become Pope Benedict XVI. Groeschel noted that the new pope had "been very badly abused by the American media", adding that the pontiff’s World War II biography was negatively distorted and incorrect reports of his personality were published.

On January 11, 2004, Groeschel was struck by an automobile while crossing a street in Orlando, Florida. He received a head injury and broken bones and over a four hour period, had no blood pressure, heartbeat or pulse for about 20 minutes. A few days later the trauma triggered a near-fatal heart attack. While he was recovering from his injuries he collaborated with John Bishop on the book, There Are No Accidents: In All Things Trust in God. He broadcast his first live program on EWTN on October 24, 2004. Although the accident left him with limited use of his right arm and difficulty in walking, he was back preaching and giving retreats by the end of 2004 and has continued to keep a full schedule. As he told the New York Times nearly four years after his accident: “They said I would never live. I lived. They said I would never think. I think. They said I would never walk. I walked. They said I would never dance, but I never danced anyway.”

Benedict J. Groeschel currently resides in Larchmont, in the state of New York. Benedict J. Groeschel was born in 1951.

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Typical Groeshel, Inspiring and Heart Warming Guide  Jun 23, 2007
In my top five boks by this author, this text would be a wonderful companion for a retreat, prayer day, etc. Groeschel is in passionate, teaching form, using real life issues and problems for comtemporary man and offering the righteous, peaceful manner to pursue them.

The chapters are divided into relevant topics and Groeschel uses his matered story-telling ability to communicate lessons, stories and anecdotes in that parable format for which he is celebrated.

This is an easy read that you will be tempted to underline, highlight and fold pages over before you suggest it for someone in need.
 

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