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  Part 4: Content from Books

While we offer extra content from our authors in the form of video, audio, practice exercises, printable handouts, and other enhancements to the reading experience, we also offer content pulled directly from books. If you are taking one of our eCourses based on a book, you don't have to buy a copy of the book in addition to paying for the eCourse to get a well-rounded experience.

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Here are a couple of excerpt examples below.

The Following is Sample Text from one of our books The Mystic in You



Jacob left Beer-sheba and went toward Haran. He came to a certain place and stayed there for the night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place. And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, the top of it reaching to heaven; and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. And the Lord stood beside him and said, “I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring; and your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and all the families of the earth shall be blessed in you and in your offspring. Know that I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” Then Jacob woke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place—and I did not know it!” And he was afraid, and said, “How a....

This is the mystic vision. Sometimes it comes as a result of our intentional spiritual practices. Other times, it comes when we least expect it and don’t feel as if we deserve it. It comes to the righteous and unrighteous alike and to the certain and the doubting as well. When it happens, when heaven and earth become one, everything changes. God comes alive in the Holy Here and Holy to Jacob a shady entrepreneur; to Saul, later Paul, a religious zealot hell-bent on eliminating the early Christian movement; to Esther the beauty queen preening herself for the King’s visitation, and doing her best to deny her ethnic heritage; to Martha amid the pots and pans and preparation for a dinner party; and to us as we try to balance personal economics, parenting and grandparenting, and political involvement and social concern

The Following is Sample PDF Content from one of our books Freedom from Worry.

PDF contents that are embedded in the eCourse are also listed as downloadable.