Perspectives Final Exam
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Larry Crabb reiterates three ideas in Shattered Dreams. What is the third idea?
"He uses the pain of shattered dreams to help us discover our desire for God."
According to Larry Crabb, why is trusting God a "dangerous business"?
We might be in "disillusionment" for things God may have not promised.
Fill in the blanks. "From Naomi's story, I learn that dreams for good things may
______, but our pain will always have a ________."
At the end of the parable, God...
"was very pleased"
Fill in the blank. "Apparently God is pleased with people who suffer terribly, whose lives never straighten out, but who keep ________."
What are the two features that characterize the Christian pilgrimage?
Movement and goal
Richard Peace states that there are "appropriate levels of honesty." What is the basic principle?
Do not share information that will hurt others.
The definition, "a set ground rules that guide interaction and establish expectations," is a definition for which term?
Fill in the blank. "Doubt must be faced and dealt with or it ________ us."
In Session Four, which story in the Bible is used to talk about Relationships?
Fill in the blanks: "Sameness is attractive because the familiar provides us with a
feeling of ___________ and ___________."
Vincent Taber states that which of these two "may look alike, but they are vastly
different in nature when examined more carefully."
Power and strength
Which story does Vincent Taber use throughout the book?
The Woman at the Well
Vincent Taber says that what certain things "should be known only within ourselves
and by God"?
Why do we "internalize" or "turn inward" our embarrassment or self-doubt?
to protect ourselves
Mother Teresa said that she never had this but what she "always had is trust." What is
it that we are "clinging to and need must let go of"?
Which of the following is not mention in how "to walk in gratitude"?
Fill in the blanks. "In order to grow in trust, we must allow God to ______ us and
_______ us precisely as we are."
What is "notoriously missing from the eternal, mechanized concept of salvation"?
Fill in the blank. "No matter where we are on the journey, we have a quiet confidence
that our trust in God's love gives God immense ________."
Which of these is not one of the "six ways to make people like you"?
Appear to the nobler motives
Of the eight things most people would want, which was not mentioned in the text?
Of the 12 principles of "Win People To Your Thinking, which does not belong?
Fill in the blacnk. Dale Carnegie stated that "this is an ______ book?"
In order to get the most us of this book, Dale Carnegie recommends 9 things, which of the following is not one of them:
Read it before you go to sleep.
Fill in the blanks. "Often _______ brings us close to other people, especially in their
pain. _______ is not always a good bridge to a trouble world."
The goal of Christianity is not to feel good, but to...
Mike Mason says that people do not want to be told how to live but to be...
By doing this, we can love others well because it is the lens we see others through.
What is the "tool" that we use to practice the presence of others?
Of The Inward Disciplines, which does not belong?
Of The Outward Disciplines, which does not belong?
Of The Corporate Disciplines, which does not belong?
What is the "foundation" or "touchstone" for the Discipline of submission?
Fill in the blanks. "The purpose of silence and solitude is to be able to _______ and
What is the "great mystery of our faith'?
"We do not choose God, God chooses us."
What does "Our God, who is both Father and Mother to us" never do?
Fill in the blank. "__________ as a discipline involves a conscious choice."
Rembrandt's portrayal of the younger son was more than just a compassionate gesture toward a wayward child but the...
The end of the great rebellion
Fill in the blanks. "It does not surprise me at all that few people claim fatherhood for
themselves. The _______ are too obvious, the _______ too hidden."
Fill in the blank. "It is impossible to ______ someone if you feel superior to him or
Timothy Keller says that it is not the elder brother's wrongdoing that is keeping him
from sharing in the feast of the father but his...
Fill in the blank. "Ultimately, elder brothers live good lives out of _______, not out of
joy and love."
Fill in the blank. "Lewis is saying that it took a _________ to know an individual."
The word "prodigal" means, "recklessly...
Which hat is incorrectly paired?
The White Hat: emotions and feelings
Under the red hat, there are three points at which emotions can affect thinking, which does not belong?
Intrusion or some relic of the age of animal survival
What phrase is used to put forward comments under the black hat?
"I see danger..."
In aspect of focus in the blue hat, which is not a key role:
Pride in the exercise of a skill.
Fill in the blank. "The _________ thinker lays out the "specimens" on the table - like
a schoolboy emptying his pockets of some coins, some chewing gum and frog."
Every minister, lecture and public speaker know the discouragement of pouring himself or herself out to an audience and not receiving a single ripple of _________ comment.
Self-______ is the dominant necessity of human nature.
Principle 4: Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about _______
Nine times out of ten, an argument ends with each of the contestants more firmly convinced than ever that he is absolutely _____
He replied that if his staying on top might be attributed to any one thing, it would be to his having learned that it was necessary to bait the ______ to suit the fish.
More than any other story in the Gospel, the parable of the prodigal son express the boundlessness of God's compassionate ______
The father said, My son, you are with me always, and all I have is yours. But it was only right we should celebrate and rejoice, because your brother here was dead and has come to life; he was lost and is _____
At time this ______ voice is so strong that I need enormous spiritual energy to trust that the Father wants me home as much as he does the younger son
The emphasis is less on the son then on the father. The parable is in truth a "________"
Parable of the Father's love
This is the great mystery of our faith, we do not choose God, _______
God chooses us
Plato believed that the "ultimate" truth was hidden below _______
Much of what passes for fact is simply a comment made in good faith or is a matter of ________ at the moment
A great deal of traditional Western argument attacks the process of the argument: if the ________ then the conclusion cannot be correct.
Process is incorrect
The black hat is perhaps the _____ hat
Red Hat thinking is almost always the exact opposite of ______ hat thinking, which is neutral, objective and free of emotional flavor.
It is hard for us to realize this today, but when Christianity first arose in the world it was not called a ________
He commands that the servants prepare a feast of celebration, with "______" as the main course.
The fattened calf
There was a deep black, wordless conviction in him that the way to avoid ______ was to avoid _____
We must learn how to repent of the sin _____ all our other sins and under all our ________- the sin of seeking to be our own savior and lord.
My God, my God, why have you _______ me?
Remember that the key to the Discipline of study is not reading many books but ______ what we do read.
Because we lack a divine ______ our need for security has led us into an insane attachment to things.
Loneliness is inner _______. Solitude is inner _______.
________ is inner emptiness. ______ is inner fulfillment.
It is better that you should not ___ than you should vow and not pay.
We spend our entire lives learning to be consistent ______ of Jesus
Perhaps the main reason we write a Spiritual Autobiography is so that we will grow us ________ of Christ.
____ is active in all lives at all times but not all people notice- much less respond to -God.
_______ is remembered for his faithfulness is obeying God's call to undertake a long and demanding journey.
Through countless hours of silence, solitude, soul-searching and prayer, I learned that the act of trust is an utterly _____ act
The most urgent need in your life is to _____ what you have received
Unwavering trust is a care and precious thing because it often demands a degree of _____ that borders on the heroic.
He never asked his disciples to trust in God Rather he _______ of them bluntly, "trust in God and trust in me.
We ourselve have know and put our ______ in God's love toward ourselves
What is one of the lessons Crabb learned from the story of Naomi?
Shattered dreams are necessary for spiritual growth
According to Crabb, what is one of the most difficult command to obey?
Rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep
What is one of the characteristics of people in despair?
You're better off without me
What is the difference between Buddha's way and the way of Jesus?
Buddha's way deaden pain and the way of Jesus deepen desire
Why did God stripped Naomi of happiness?
To prepare her for Joy
The Christian pilgrimage is characterize by what two features?
Movement and goal
According to Peace, our spiritual autobiography is the story of our pilgrimage. What is the energy that drives our pilgrimage forward?
What is a spiritual autobiography?
The story of God's interaction in our lives
What is the difference between spiritual autobiography and ordinary autobiography?
A spiritual autobiography is told in order to see the activity of God, an ordinary biography tells the story of a life in sequential order including all of the facts that makes the story unique
What is the spiritual skill one learns in writing a spiritual autobiography?
The skill of noticing
What will happen if we do not accept God's timing of things?
Life for us will become confusing, discordant and meaningless
When does life feel very empty?
When there is nothing to pull us out of the present and into the future
According to Taber, what helps people transform themselves into more resilient individuals?
Consistent positive emotions and good coping
Who developed Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT)?
What is the difference between love and lust?
Love focuses on an object with sacrifice in mind and void to self-interest, while lust focuses on an object to possess it and use it for personal gain.
What happens when we crave clarity from God?
We attempt to eliminate the risk of trusting God
According to Manning what does faith plus hope equals?
What are the two things that Jesus assured us?
Presence and Promise
What does focusing on the present removes us from?
Endless and fruitless self-analysis
According to Manning what did Jesus say is the purpose of our journey?
What does it take to be understanding and forgiving?
Character and self-control
How do we develop the best that is in a person?
By appreciation and encouragement
What is the difference between appreciation and flattery?
Appreciation is sincere and comes from the heart out while flattery is insincere
What is the deepest urge in human nature?
The desire to be important
According to Carneige, what is the only way to get the best of an argument?
According to Mason, why were we made?
To be interdependent and to help each other
What does it mean to practice the presence of people?
To enter into the prayer life of God by seeing people His way
Why do we forgive people?
Because we want to be free
What is mercy According to Mason?
The bridge between suffering and joy
What does listening to others teach us?
To listen to God
According to Foster, what is the keynote of all disciplines?
What is the purpose of the disciplines?
What is the purpose of Meditation?
To grow into a familiar friendship with Jesus
Which discipline is the central Avenue that God uses to transform us?
The discipline of prayer
When we read a book, what are the three intrinsic rules that govern our study?
Understanding, interpreting and evaluating the book
What is the word that best explains the lostness that so deeply permeates contemporary society?
Every time we search for unconditional love where it cannot be found we are just like?
The Prodigal Son
How did Nouwen define complaining?
Self-perpetuating and counterproductive
What are the two disciplines that may lead the elder son to conversion?
Trust and gratitude
Instead of The return of the Prodigal Son, what did Nouwen thought Rembrant's painting should have been called?
The Welcome by the Compassionate Father
According to Keller, what are the two basic ways people try to find happiness and
The way of moral conformity and the way of self-discovery
Why was the older brother more distant and alienated from the father than the prodigal son?
He was rebelling against the father's authority and love
The Pharisees are similar to which character of the prodigal son's parable?
The elder brother
Why was Jesus treated as an outcast on the cross?
So that we could be brought into God's family freely by grace
What does the Lord's Supper represents?
Ongoing growth in God's grace
Why did De Bono choose hats as the symbols for the directions of thinking?
A hat can be put on or taken off with ease and also a hat is also visible to everyone around
What is the difference between a description and a direction according to De Bono?
A description is concerned with what has happened. A direction is concerned with what is about to happen
What does the white hat focus on?
Which hat is the most used of all the hats?
The black hat
What is the biggest enemy of thinking?
Name one of the three lessons of brokenness.
Our best opportunity
During his long months of cold imprisonment, St. John of the Cross yearned for the Presence of:
Who was Gautama Siddhartha?
Lesson one of the six lessons learned from Naomi is... "Shattered dreams are necessary for..."
One of the three things that are said when fondest dreams shatter...
I feel no hope
In Carnegie's first principle of handling people, he named three 3 C's on what not to do. What were these 3 C's ?
Don't criticize, condemn, or complain
In Carnegie's second principle of handling people, what kind of appreciation did he tell us to give?
honest and sincere
Carnegie's third principle entailed arousing an eager in the other person to...
Carnegie's fourth principle talked about what?
being a good listener
Carnegie's fifth principle advised that you talked in terms of...
the other person's interests
"The way we feel about people is the way we feel about______, and the way we treat people is the way we treat ______."
"If I want an accurate answer to the question, 'How am I doing spiritually?' I need only turn my thoughts toward the one person in my life with whom ________ This person represents the place in my heart where peace with God is lacking."
I am having the most trouble
If we are serious about practicing the wisdom found in books, then we will learn to be faithful to a good book as to a good friend. We would instead ______
keep such a book in our lives rather than on the shelf.
What is your tool for practicing the presence of others?
"The goal of Christian spirituality is not to feel good but to ______"
According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary the word "prodigal" means...
This book is inspired from which book in the Bible?
People try to find happiness and fulfillment by two basic ways:
moral conformity and self discovery
Chapter 15 of Luke's gospel contains three parables that Jesus tells the religious leaders. Which of these is not one of those parables ?
Parable of the king
"The ______ is therefore not just the ABC's of the Christian life, but the A to Z of the Christian life."
"The Return Of The Prodigal Son" is inspired by which parable?
Parable of the Lost Son
Which artist painted the painting of the Prodigal Son ?
The true center of Rembrandt's painting is the ______
hands of the Father
This book claims that the most radical statement Jesus ever made is:
"Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate."
Which of these principle figures is the painting and book not focusing on?
"Hats are not descriptions of people but modes of _____ "
Which color is not one of the six thinking hats?
The white hat represents _____
The red hat represents ______
The black hat represents _____
Which of the following is not one of the spiritual disciplines that were listed in Foster's book ?
In regards to the discipline of worship, "Whatever ushers us into the Divine Presence should be _______. Whatever hinders a genuine encounter with the living Christ should be _______."
"Confession is a corporate Discipline, because _________"
sin both offends God and creates a wound in the Christian fellowship.
Which spiritual discipline is most likely the most abused?
All of these words describe simplicity except?
In the beginning of the book "Spiritual Autobiography" the author give notes on how to use the study guide, which also includes a five week bible study on the story of what major patriarch in the Bible?
Abraham is remembered for his _______________ in obeying God's call to undertake a long and demanding journey.
A _________________________ is the story of God's interaction in our lives; it chronicles our pilgrimage as we seek to follow God.
How long does it take to write a spiritual autobiography?
It varies from person to person
The first four virtues (love, joy, peace, and hope) find their root in ______, the next three virtues (patience, kindness, goodness) are expressed in relationship to _________, the third set of virtues (faithfulness, gentleness, and self- control) are more personal.
What does God promise us for now?
The promise of His presence
Being fully ______ and fully _______ is the only balm that can bring true and lasting healing to a broken heart.
What should we do when we recognize the face of emptiness?
Let it speak
Our greatest resource for living the Christian life is:
People and relationships
_______________ involves learning to refute cognitive distortions, or irrational beliefs, and replace unrealistic and faulty thinking with more accurate and beneficial thoughts.
Why did God create people?
out of love
Mike Mason's book title was inspired by what Author's book on "The Practice of the Presence of God"?
Mike Mason's book is divided into categories, which include all of the but the following:
How can we open the heart and practice the presence of people with sincere, deep love?
By receiving and applying the blood of Christ.
The antidote to _____________ is the practice of the real presence of God and of people.
God's restraint has a purpose when he appear to be doing _____.
Jesus' restraint is a greater mystery than your _____.
According to Crabb, women want relational control while men want _______.
Which was not one of Naomi's 3 characteristics of despair?
She believed she was being punished
According to Crabb, what is one danger for Christians in regards to their blessings?
Expecting them to be due
What is the most important reason for writing a spiritual autobiography?
to make us aware of the spiritual dimension of our lives
What are some areas to pray about within the first group meeting
All of the below
Who's pilgrimage is studied within the book?
Our stories contain both success and failure. Where are failures often found in our lives?
In our relationships
What is one way to celebrate the sharing of all the spiritual autobiographies?
All of the below
What can distrust in the love of God look like?
Wallowing in shame
Who uses the word "trust or "trusting" in his book "The Inner Voice of Love"?
Who ironically can often impede our efforts to reach inward and upward toward God?
What is not related to the word "kabod"?
What will Jesus look for one day when we see him?
What choices do we have in relationships?
• all of the below
• to accept
• to reject
• to love
What two things will never change things?
Rejection and hate
What is hate?
the absence of love
According to Mason, all progress in the Christian life come through what?
What is the greatest idol in North America?
the false Jesus
When should you reconsider fasting?
when your motives are questionable
What type of relationship are we growing according to Thomas a Kempis?
a familiar friendship with Jesus
According to Foster, what is the purpose of the Disciplines?
for liberation from slavery to self-interest and fear
What is Christian meditation?
Being able to hear God's voice and obey his word
How do you discern an addiction?
you watch for undisciplined compulsions
What is the difference between child dependency needs and adult dependency needs?
For adults, whatever is there has to be enough
It is not the facts or circumstances that hold the power over our lives, it is the _____ we have given to them wherein lies the bondage.
What is not a benefit of cognitive restructuring?
Eliminate all painful emotions
What are some of the faces of emptiness?
• All of the below
• Overwhelming feeling from life's demands
What is the key difference between Love and Lust?
Lust is for self-gain while love has no self-interest
If you have someone you'd like to change, what should you do?
Change yourself first
When you start a conversation, you should...
Focus on the other person
What is one good way to impress someone in conversation?
Talk about their interests
What is the best way to tell someone that they're wrong?
What is an effective way to point out someone's mistakes?
Call attention to it indirectly
What thinking goes with the "backward effect" or seeing how well a suggestion fits with what we already know?
Where is much of our thinking culture directed?
the "processing" part of thinking
What do we replace judgement with in green hat thinking?
What does the term "Po" stand for?
How many ways is the word intuition used?
What are one of the reasons for difficulty in returning home to God?
• Both b and c
• The brokenness within human beings
• The brokenness around human beings
• The brokenness outside of human beings
What is something we will not do when we get into the kingdom of God?
Which of our senses are filled up in a feast?
• All of the below
The Bible calls us to use sensory language to experience what?
What is Jesus's salvation compared to?
What is a way to compassion?
What is the authentic discipline of forgiveness?
the "stepping over" or "climbing over" the wounded part of your heart and put a few
conditions between you and the one who has wronged you
As children of the darkness that rules through fear, self-interest, greed, and power, our great motivators are:
survival and self-preservation
A dreadful emptiness one may feel in spiritual fatherhood are
• all of the below
• no success
• no easy satisfaction
• no power
Why is the lostness of the resentful "saint" or the "older brother" so hard to reach?
Because it is so close to the the desire to be good and virtuous
What are Christian's experiences of happiness?
As Christians, what will we seek God for?
A. All the above
B. Forgiveness of your failure to love
C. The love to desire
D. Empowerment to love others
What is a result of people who find a way to deaden their pain?
They never discover their desire for God in all its fullness.
What verse in the bible explains that Christ is in us?
Confidence in God is not best described as a pleasant emotional experience
Which individual from the bible does Richard Peace use as a biblical theme in Spiritual Autobiography?
What were the main ideas to what the reader would learn from the book, Spiritual
A. All of the above
B. How to examine your life in order to understand the ways in which God has been active there
C. How to notice the activity of God in your life and in the lives of those around you
D. How to share with others what God has been doing in your life and your responses to God's activity
What is our spiritual autobiography the story of?
What did Abraham's pilgrimage begin with as a call from God?
Go to Canaan
What is the purpose of a spiritual autobiography?
It's told in order to see the activity of God
How do we define emptiness?
What is an essential task to filling life's emptiness?
Dealing constructively with our fears
What does it mean to participate in His life?
Face the truth about ourselves so we can become aware of our sinful nature
What is a part of the superego?
What is a way a person can recognize their own illusions?
Identity those things we are able to substitute for substance
What does unwavering trust demand?
What is one way we as Christian's can distrust the love of God?
Wallow in shame
How can you walk in gratitude?
To be attentive
In terms of God, what does Transcendence mean?
That God cannot be confined to the world
Which cannot create trust?
A. All the above
Part 2 lists six simple ways to get people to like you. Which of the following is not one of those six ways?
Part 3 lists 12 simple ways to get people to your way of thinking. Which of the following is not one of those six ways?
Look for an argument
"Remember that other people may be totally wrong. But they don't think so." What should you do?
try to understand them
In part four, Be a leader: How to change people without giving offense or arousing resentment, the author gave an example about his friend Pete Barlow. He watched his friend Pete train dogs for acts and one thing that he noticed that his friend do when a dog showed a slight improvement was what?
"It costs nothing, but creates much." What is it?
Mike Mason tells us that life is all about what?
It's about seeing the image of God in people and loving them with a pure love.
Mason tells the reader that _______ is the oil in the lamp of joy. It is the part of us that burns so that our light may shine.
Observed by Paul Tillich, he tells the reader that "The first duty of love is to _____"
"You can learn more about a man in an hour of _____than in a year of conversation."
"A joy shared is doubled, a sorrow shared is _____"
The author stated "Those who have heard the distant call deep within and who desire to explore the world of the Spiritual Disciplines are immediately face with two difficulties. Which of these are those two difficulties?
philosophic and practical
Simply put, what is the definition of Christian meditation?
the ability to hear God's voice and obey His word
Which spiritual discipline asks us to serve irrespective of class or status distinctions?
Which of these is not an example of what joy is the result of in the course of our daily lives.
Which of these is not a spiritual discipline that was listed in the book?
This book was inspired by an encounter with a ______
Nouwen stated that his spiritual journey was marked by three phases. Which of the following was not one of those three phases?
experience of being the bystander
What is one thing that you must do in your life to make the return to the Father possible?
trust and gratitude
How do scholars interpret the hands and red cloak?
the sheltering wings of the mother bird
What is the tragedy that keeps many of us from becoming the Father?
fear of God
The elder brother sought to control God by ______
The author gave an example of a play that is a classic example of the elder brother seeking control of God. What was the name of this play?
Luke 15 informs us in verses 1-3 that Jesus told not one but _____ three to the Pharisees who were complaining about his fraternization with sinners.
Which of the following is not a name of one of those parables?
Parable of the Lost Book
What is the term coined with the teaching that "grace is free, so it doesn't really matter how we live"?
What are the difficulties with trying to return home to the Father?
fear of rejection and our brokenness
What is the one striking difference between the two stories of lostness (sheep & coin) in Luke 15 and the third one (the lost sons)?
the first two stories of lostness, someone "goes out" and searches
Which of the following is not one of the features of the older brother's feeling of being loss?
The author described two ways to find happiness. One of which is moral conformity and the other is ______.
What is startling about the father's response to the younger son's words, "Give me my share!"?
he simply divided his property between them
The green hat represents which of the following?
fertile growth and creativity
The yellow hat represents which of the following?
hope and positive thinking
There are two main purposes of the Six Thinking Hats concept. What are these two main purposes?
simplify thinking and allow a switch in thinking
"I think this is a terrible proposal." This statement would be an example of which hat?
"What information do we need?" "How are we going to get the missing information?" Both of these statements are examples of which color hat?
When Naomi returned to Bethlehem full of bitterness, her husband had been dead for
The Buddha claimed that the way to end suffering is to
Larry Crabb suggests that we should share our brokenness with
Our safe community
All of the following were descendants of Naomi, except
The elders' toast at the wedding of Ruth and Boaz, the author believes, is for
Abraham's pilgrimage began with a call from God to leave his home and travel to
Out of fear of Abimilech, Abraham pretended Sarah was his
When Abraham set out on his journey from his home he was
During a presentation of a Spiritual autobiography, group members should engage in all of the following except:
Who wrote the first spiritual autobiography? Was it
Early in the book "Ruthless Trust", Brennan Manning states that he has suffered from all of the following except
an inflated ego
In "Ruthless Trust", the author suggests that the root of joy is
Manning states that faith plus this results in trust; is it
Manning says that the great weakness in the North American church is the refusal to accept our:
In describing his conviction that God can use us just as we are, with all our flaws, Manning uses the imagery of:
a cracked pot
The well where the woman from Samaria met Jesus is named after:
The well was situated near the town of:
Jesus told the woman at the well she had had a number of husbands; was it
The AA road to recovery outlines how many steps
In Taber's book, the first principle for healing discussed is:
Facing the truth about ourselves
Foster tells us in "Celebration of Discipline' that Christian meditation is
Hearing God's voice and obeying His word
Foster tells us that this discipline has been in general dispute in and out of the church for a long time; is it
In discussing solitude, Foster mentions the experience of entering the 'dark night of the soul'. He suggests that if this happens we should:
Purposefully withdraw for a season
According to Foster, confession of sin should be made
Both to God and our trusted brothers or sisters in Christ
Foster says that true confession contains all of the following except:
Mike Mason tells us that if we want to help and heal the whole world, we will have to start with
Mike Mason was inspired by the devotional writings of
As an example of a Biblical character affected by hatred of a family member, Mike Mason cites
Mike Mason says that the primary channel through which God gives Himself to us is
Mike Mason tells us that love is
Dale Carnegie says criticism does all of the following except:
help a person to change
Carnegie tells us that the most frequently used word is
Carnegie cites an historical figure who claimed to be able to remember the names of everyone he met. This person was:
Napoleon the Third
Dale Carnegie tells us that the way we should approach an argument is to
Dale Carnegie first published "How To Win Friends and Influence People" in
Timothy Keller says that the story of the prodigal son is really about
The father and both of his son
Keller says that ordinarily, when our love is rejected, we do all of the following except
Maintain our affection
According to Keller, in the story of the prodigal son, which of the sons is alienated from his father?
Both of the sons
According to Keller, the sons in the story of the prodigal son wanted their father's
Timothy Keller tells us that pharisaical "older brother" types obey God because they want
To get things from God
Henri Nouwen was deeply impacted by a painting by the artist
In discussing hearing God's true voice of love, Nouwen cites the prophet Elijah. Elijah heard God's voice in the
Nouwen says that we are drawn closer to God by a sense of our
Henri Nouwen says we cannot have joy if we also have
Nouwen believes that the true center of Rembrandt's painting of the return of the prodigal son is
The father's hands
Which of the following is NOT one of the 'thinking colors' in de Bono's book: is it
De Bono tells us that the method of discussion in which a choice is made at each stage which color hat to use next is called the
De Bono tells us that the six thinking colors can be grouped in pairs. Which color is partner to the white hat? Is it
De Bono tells us that in the Dutch legal system there is no jury. The three judges or assessors try to find out the pure facts of the case using
White hat thinkin
De Bono says that the most used of all the thinking hats is the
What is part of practicing the presence of people?
What is life all about?
seeing the image of God in people and loving them with a pure heart
Who wrote "You can learn more about a man in an hour of play than in a year of conversation"?
Being full of joy is like being full of what?
What is the other side of joy?
What is the name of the book that impacted Dr. Gillern's life the most?
What book of the Bible did Shattered Dreams end with
Jesus had a similar path to Buddha with 3 truths. What are the 3 truths?
Life includes suffering, the cause of all suffering is separation, and the way to handle suffering is to discover your desire for God.
How many necessary lessons did Crabb share in chapter 4?
What is the title of the other book authored by Henri J.M. Nouwen?
When the author first saw the Prodigal son they had just finished lecturing in what country?
In his opainting of the Father, Rembrandt offers the author a glimpse of what?
The return of the elder son is becoming as important to the author as if not more important than the ______ of the younger son.
This book is based off of what book of the
What is the purpose of DIscipline?
Without a ______ of the ____ we will not be _____?
knowledge, truth, free
What os the curse of our age?
The ______ itself functions as spiritual direction?
For a good confession three things are necessary. What are the 3 things?
examination of conscience, sorrow, and a determination to avoid sin.
Emptiness often wears the face of what?
Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis are widely regarded as the fathers of what therapy
________ is a deep need that drives our desire to be known.
Illusions are always a substitute for what?
________ is an inner quality and a necessary attribute to take with us through life.
How man suggestions were given on how to use this book
What is the principle in how to make people like you instantly
make the other person feel important
A simple way to make a good first impression is to what?
If you don't do this you are headed for trouble
remember a person's name
According to the book how many ways are there to make people like you?
What are two ways to find happiness
moral conformity and self-discovery
what is the first sign that you have an elder brother spirit
deep anger and bitterness
the greek word bios means what?
what is the first thing we need to escape the shackles of our lostness?
God's initiating love
__________ excercises a powerful influence over human life.
How amny thinking hats are tehre?
Red hat represents what view
Yellow hat thinking is __________ and _________?
The green hat is for what kind of thinking?
What hat is the most used?
What is the number one issue of preparing a spiritual autobiography?
The prayer of examen is a how many part process?
________ is a great tool in communication?
What is the main reason we write a spiritual autobiography?
grow as followers of Christ
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