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by Jordan
02 Jun 2010, 19:54
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: McConkie's "Mormon Doctrine" Will No Longer Be Published
Replies: 33
Views: 3094

Re: McConkie's "Mormon Doctrine" Will No Longer Be Published

hawkgrrrl wrote:I think we need more personal reflection, more praying in groves and less (or no) reliance on so-called authoritative books.
perfectly said.

i want a tatoo that says this
by Jordan
10 May 2010, 20:28
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Judith Viorst
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Judith Viorst

Judith Viorst (of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day fame) has written a few unbelievably insightful books. One is called Necessary Losses, the premise being that we 'grow and change through the losses that are an inevitable and necessary part of life.' Chapters bridge many ...
by Jordan
28 Apr 2010, 21:00
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
Replies: 6
Views: 1602

Re: The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

just me wrote:
The agony of breaking through personal limitations is the agony of spiritual growth.
Great choice.
What is the story of our lives? Is there narrative or meaning to our pain? Even and especially our spiritual pain?
Such comfort when yes.
Love it.
by Jordan
28 Apr 2010, 15:45
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: The Mission
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: The Mission

a beautiful film. that opening scene with at the waterfall had my mouth gaping. and very moving. morricone also did the music for another film called Cinema Paradiso, italian film about a man rediscovering what it means to love and see the world with the openness and optimism of a child. the music i...
by Jordan
27 Apr 2010, 11:59
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: songs?
Replies: 16
Views: 1939

Re: songs?

great list

I LOVE My Soul Hungered! Not kidding. got to be on repeat in the celestial kingdom.

And I dig that New Radical tune, too.
by Jordan
26 Apr 2010, 22:02
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: songs?
Replies: 16
Views: 1939

songs?

This may or may not take off, I know, but let's see..... and, yes, it's a little hokey, but life's short... Music is POWERFUL! So many songs have been absolutely characteristic of and instrumental in my growth over the past few years. Some have guided, others reassured. Feel free to give a thumbs UP...
by Jordan
02 Apr 2010, 19:50
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Solaris
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: Solaris

I saw the soderberg version, and, .... ok. It takes a mystic to really communicate mysticism, and soderberg has done some pretty rad stuff, but he's no zen master.

You've inspired me to bring the old russian version higher up on my netflix queue.
by Jordan
27 Mar 2010, 19:27
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: roof blown off the structure of our faith
Replies: 2
Views: 452

roof blown off the structure of our faith

"The pillars of my faith are still intact, but the roof has blown blessedly off the structure to reveal a whole sky full of stars."

-Mormon author/poet Emma Lou Thayne, also wrote the hymn "Where Can I Turn for Peace"
by Jordan
06 Mar 2010, 11:06
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Seeking Recommendations: Positive Thinking
Replies: 14
Views: 2782

Re: Seeking Recommendations: Positive Thinking

I like that book too. I have his Ten Types of Twisted Thinking posted on my fridge. I love it. I recommend the list for all fridges. When our mind races it's so hard to get a hold of ourselves. Burns puts into to words what we are doing when our mind runs wild, gives words to the ineffable. Can be ...
by Jordan
19 Feb 2010, 11:41
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Seeking Recommendations: Positive Thinking
Replies: 14
Views: 2782

Re: Seeking Recommendations: Positive Thinking

All good recommendations. The absolute gold standard book for 'positive thinking,' battling negative thinking, or thinking more realistically is David Burns' The Feeling Good Handbook ( Feeling Good is wonderful, but the Feeling Good Handbook is of such practical use.). This is one I recommend to my...