Holey, Wholly, Holy: A Lenten Journey of Refinement

Easter & Lent
Though the season of Lent occurs once a calendar year, the reality is, as Christians, we live the Lenten experience again and again. Daily, we experience the grief that often comes with self-reflection and the recognition of our imperfections, the sorrow of confession, the joy of atonement and the blessings of grace through the resurrection. God’s call on the life of the Christian is clear: “Be Holy, as I am Holy” (1 Peter 1:16) In Holey, Wholly, Holy: A Lenten Journey of Refinement, Kris walks along side the believer and offers encouragement and hope for the journey from holey (broken in sin) to wholly (surrendered unto God) to holy, (claiming the gift of grace through Christ). The road to redemption comes at a cost: “Only when we have given up our own ambitions and desires, from that death to self, can we be used to produce much for His kingdom”. Holey, Wholly Holy, is for anyone who longs to grow closer to Christ, and hungers to accept that grace that His resurrection offers. We need not fear the refiners fire, glory awaits! Endorsements: "The Church Father Irenaeus said that the glory of God is a human being fully alive. That's Kris Camealy's goal in Holey, Wholly, Holy. She wants to help me--and you--come fully alive to the risen Christ who is fully alive in us." –Kimberly Conway Ireton, Author, Circle Of Seasons: Meeting God in the Church Year “Whether you observe lent regularly, or are completely unfamiliar with it (as I was!), Kris’ book is for every believer. She addresses the issues of suffering and sanctification with grace and elegance, painting vivid word pictures for her readers.” -Rachel O’Neil, writer at The Purposeful Wife

National Courts and EU Environmental Law (Avosetta Series)

Books
Direct effect, consistent interpretation, and State liability are instruments developed by the Court of Justice of the European Union for national courts to remedy conflicts between national laws and EU environmental law (and may also be used in some jurisdictions to resolve national law and international law). This book looks at the 'remedial capacity' of these doctrines/tools from the perspective of the national court applying them. In short: What are the strengths, weaknesses, and unexplored opportunities at the grassroots level, and what can we learn from the comparative experiences in environmental law practice within Member States? The study reveals considerable differences in the way these doctrines are handled at the national level. And, it is clear that these differences go beyond the challenges facing newly joined Member States where the judiciary might be expected to still be learning its way with EU law. Even within long standing EU Members, there is by no means a consistency in approach. The judiciary that handles environmental cases has recently established an informal cooperative network to learn from each other. It may be some years away from a time when national courts are regularly referred to not only to decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union, but also to cases from other EU national courts to assist them in their decision-making. But, if this study, which is first of its kind in this field, helps to stimulate that process, the handling of environmental law within the EU can only be improved. (Series: The Avosetta Series - Vol. 10) ** About the editors: Prof. Jans is professor of Administrative Law at the University of Groningen. Prof. Macrory is professor of Environmental Law at University College London. Prof. Moreno Molina is professor of Administrative Law at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.