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Resurrection

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Tolstoy's novel of spiritual regeneration offers a panoramic view of 19th-century Russian social life, recounting the sins of a young nobleman and his attempts in later life to redress his transgressions.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C.S. Lewis
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
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When this adaptation of C. S. Lewis's classic children's story opened at the RSC Stratford in November 1998, it received rave reviews and broke box office records. Four children are evacuated from London during the Blitz. While exploring the Professor's house, they stumble across the gateway to another world, and the adventure begins. The land of Narnia is under the spell of the wicked White Witch, and the four very quickly find themselves caught up in a deadly struggle between good and evil.

Brandenburg

Brandenburg Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Glenn Meade
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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Glenn Meade, the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Second Messiah, delivers unrivaled suspense, unforgettable characters, and a brilliantly absorbing story as a British agent and a German woman find themselves unraveling a plot to bring about the Fourth Reich. A secret that must never be revealed. . . . An evil never meant to be repeated. . . . Seventy years ago, the greatest crime against humanity was committed. Today it’s only a heartbeat away from happening again. In Paraguay, an elderly businessman kills himself. In Berlin, a neo-Nazi is gunned down in the street. Trying to connect the murders, intelligence agent Joe Volkmann, aided by a beautiful young German journalist, travels to Paraguay and discovers a clue—the charred remains of an old black-and-white photograph in a remote jungle house. A photograph that holds the first key to an extraordinary secret—and a plot to create the Fourth Reich. Volkmann soon uncovers that a string of bizarre killings around the world are all linked by a single purpose. And he also discovers that the journalist he trusted, Erica Kranz, is somehow linked to the plan. Haunted by the ghosts of the past, and desperate to unearth an extraordinary secret, Volkmann and Kranz are plunged into a dangerous world of terrorism, fanaticism, and deception as they stare true evil in the face.

The Gospel According to Mark

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The earliest of the four Gospels, the book portrays Jesus as an enigmatic figure, struggling with enemies, his inner and external demons, and with his devoted but disconcerted disciples. Unlike other gospels, his parables are obscure, to be explained secretly to his followers. With an introduction by Nick Cave

The Second Mountain

The Second Mountain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Brooks
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Everybody tells you to live for a cause larger than yourself, but how exactly do you do it? The author of The Road to Character explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world. “Deeply moving, frequently eloquent and extraordinarily incisive.”—The Washington Post Every so often, you meet people who radiate joy—who seem to know why they were put on this earth, who glow with a kind of inner light. Life, for these people, has often followed what we might think of as a two-mountain shape. They get out of school, they start a career, and they begin climbing the mountain they thought they were meant to climb. Their goals on this first mountain are the ones our culture endorses: to be a success, to make your mark, to experience personal happiness. But when they get to the top of that mountain, something happens. They look around and find the view . . . unsatisfying. They realize: This wasn’t my mountain after all. There’s another, bigger mountain out there that is actually my mountain. And so they embark on a new journey. On the second mountain, life moves from self-centered to other-centered. They want the things that are truly worth wanting, not the things other people tell them to want. They embrace a life of interdependence, not independence. They surrender to a life of commitment. In The Second Mountain, David Brooks explores the four commitments that define a life of meaning and purpose: to a spouse and family, to a vocation, to a philosophy or faith, and to a community. Our personal fulfillment depends on how well we choose and execute these commitments. Brooks looks at a range of people who have lived joyous, committed lives, and who have embraced the necessity and beauty of dependence. He gathers their wisdom on how to choose a partner, how to pick a vocation, how to live out a philosophy, and how we can begin to integrate our commitments into one overriding purpose. In short, this book is meant to help us all lead more meaningful lives. But it’s also a provocative social commentary. We live in a society, Brooks argues, that celebrates freedom, that tells us to be true to ourselves, at the expense of surrendering to a cause, rooting ourselves in a neighborhood, binding ourselves to others by social solidarity and love. We have taken individualism to the extreme—and in the process we have torn the social fabric in a thousand different ways. The path to repair is through making deeper commitments. In The Second Mountain, Brooks shows what can happen when we put commitment-making at the center of our lives.

Resurrection Science

Resurrection Science Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. R. O'Connor
Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
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**A Library Journal Best Book of 2015 ** **A Christian Science Monitor Top Ten Book of September** In a world dominated by people and rapid climate change, species large and small are increasingly vulnerable to extinction. In Resurrection Science, journalist M. R. O'Connor explores the extreme measures scientists are taking to try and save them, from captive breeding and genetic management to de-extinction. Paradoxically, the more we intervene to save species, the less wild they often become. In stories of sixteenth-century galleon excavations, panther-tracking in Florida swamps, ancient African rainforests, Neanderthal tool-making, and cryogenic DNA banks, O'Connor investigates the philosophical questions of an age in which we "play god" with earth's biodiversity. Each chapter in this beautifully written book focuses on a unique species--from the charismatic northern white rhinoceros to the infamous passenger pigeon--and the people entwined in the animals' fates. Incorporating natural history and evolutionary biology with conversations with eminent ethicists, O'Connor's narrative goes to the heart of the human enterprise: What should we preserve of wilderness as we hurtle toward a future in which technology is present in nearly every aspect of our lives? How can we co-exist with species when our existence and their survival appear to be pitted against one another?

The Book of Joy

The Book of Joy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dalai Lama,Desmond Tutu,Douglas Carlton Abrams
Editor: Penguin
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The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama,Desmond Tutu,Douglas Carlton Abrams Summary

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity. The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet, despite having experienced great personal and national suffering. From the beginning the book was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake, the first being their personal stories and teachings about joy. Both the Dalai Lama and Tutu have been tested by extraordinary adversity, oppression, and conflict. The second layer consists of the exciting research into joy as well as the other qualities essential for any enduring happiness, like gratitude, humility, humour, compassion, generosity, and forgiveness. And the third encompasses practical exercises and guidance based on the Dalai Lama's and Tutu's own daily practices, which anchor their emotional and spiritual lives. Most of all, during that landmark week in Dharamsala, they demonstrated by their own exuberance, compassion, and even wise-cracking humour, how joy can be transformed from a fleeting emotion into an enduring way of being.

Ecstasy Unveiled

Ecstasy Unveiled Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Larissa Ione
Editor: Forever
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Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione Summary

A DEMON ENSLAVED Lore is a Seminus half-breed demon who has been forced to act as his dark master's assassin. Now to earn his freedom and save his sister's life, he must complete one last kill. Powerful and ruthless, he'll stop at nothing to carry out this deadly mission. AN ANGEL TEMPTED Idess is an earthbound angel with a wild side, sworn to protect the human Lore is targeting. She's determined to thwart her wickedly handsome adversary by any means necessary-even if that means risking her vow of eternal chastity. But what begins as a simple seduction soon turns into a passion that leaves both angel and demon craving complete surrender. Torn between duty and desire, Lore and Idess must join forces as they battle their attraction for each other. Because an enemy from the past is rising again-one hellbent on vengeance and unthinkable destruction.

Resurrection (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 10)

Resurrection (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 10) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Derek Landy
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Resurrection (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 10) by Derek Landy Summary

The best-selling return of skeleton detective Skulduggery Pleasant and it will rearrange your world.

Certain Dark Things

Certain Dark Things Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Editor: Tor Nightfire
ISBN: 1250785596
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Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Summary

From Silvia Moreno-Garcia, the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic, comes Certain Dark Things, a pulse-pounding neo-noir that reimagines vampire lore. Welcome to Mexico City, an oasis in a sea of vampires. Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is just trying to survive its heavily policed streets when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life. Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, is smart, beautiful, and dangerous. Domingo is mesmerized. Atl needs to quickly escape the city, far from the rival narco-vampire clan relentlessly pursuing her. Her plan doesn’t include Domingo, but little by little, Atl finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his undeniable charm. As the trail of corpses stretches behind her, local cops and crime bosses both start closing in. Vampires, humans, cops, and criminals collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Do Atl and Domingo even stand a chance of making it out alive? Or will the city devour them all? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Phoenix Resurrection

Phoenix Resurrection Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matthew Rosenberg
Editor: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 1302503804
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Phoenix Resurrection by Matthew Rosenberg Summary

Collects Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey #1-5. She will return, like a Phoenix from the ashes! Years ago, Jean Grey perished, and the X-Men mourned her loss. Now, when strange events start happening all over the world, the X-Men can only come to one conclusion: the one, true Jean Grey is back! Kitty Pryde, Old Man Logan and Cyclops lead squads across the globe, chasing events connected to the Phoenix — yet with friends disappearing and familiar enemies returning, they’re fighting a losing battle. Meanwhile, a young woman named Jean starts to go insane in her peaceful, suburban life. Nightmares and daydreams spill over into the world and reveal cracks in her reality. Jean needs to escape. The X-Men need to stop the cycle of death the Phoenix brings. And their worlds are about to collide — violently!

Klara and the Sun

Klara and the Sun Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Editor: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 0735281254
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Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro Summary

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 BOOKER PRIZE NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE GLOBE AND MAIL, THE GUARDIAN, ESQUIRE, VOGUE, TIME, THE WASHINGTON POST, THE TIMES (UK) ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SUMMER 2021 READING LIST The magnificent new novel from Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro--author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day. “The Sun always has ways to reach us.” From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans. In Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

Eat This Book

Eat This Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eugene H. Peterson
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Eat This Book by Eugene H. Peterson Summary

The bestselling author of "The Message" challenges believers to read the Scriptures on their own terms, as God's revelation, and to live them as they read them.

A LONELY NIGHT

A LONELY NIGHT Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ESTAZABUL SUZAN
Editor: BookRix
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People never want to be alone but sometimes loneliness shows people the right way. It introduces us to the purpose for which we have come into this world. At the end of the day we are all alone, I have come alone I will go alone. It is said to meet the right path and to continue on that path at the end of this life.And finally to know oneself while walking on this path.When we truly know ourselves then we know everything.This is the core message of this poetry book.

There Your Heart Lies

There Your Heart Lies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Gordon
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At nineteen, Marian Taylor cut herself off from her wealthy, conservative Irish Catholic family and left America to volunteer in the Spanish Civil War—an experience she has always kept to herself. Now in her nineties and diagnosed with cancer, Marian finally shares what happened to her during those years with her granddaughter Amelia, a young woman of good heart but only a vague notion of life’s purpose. Marian’s secret history—of personal and ethical challenges nearly unthinkable to Amelia’s generation, of the unexpected gifts of true love and true friendship—compels Amelia to make her own journey to Spain to reconcile her grandmother’s past with her own uncertain future. Moving and deeply felt, There Your Heart Lies explores how character is forged in a particular moment in history—and passed down through generations.

Hope in Times of Fear

Hope in Times of Fear Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Timothy Keller
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Hope in Times of Fear by Timothy Keller Summary

The Resurrection accounts of Jesus in the Gospels are the most dramatic and impactful stories ever told. One similarity unites each testimony--that none of his most loyal and steadfast followers could "see" it was him, back from the dead. The reason for this is at the very foundation of the Christian faith. She turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. (John 20:14) Hope in the Time of Fear is a book that unlocks the meaning of Jesus's resurrection for readers. Easter is considered the most solemn and important holiday for Christians. It is a time of spiritual rebirth and a time of celebrating the physical rebirth of Jesus after three days in the tomb. For his devoted followers, nothing could prepare them for the moment they met the resurrected Jesus. Each failed to recognize him. All of them physically saw him and yet did not spiritually truly see him. It was only when Jesus reached out and invited them to see who he truly was that their eyes were open. Here the central message of the Christian faith is revealed in a way only Timothy Keller could do it--filled with unshakable belief, piercing insight, and a profound new way to look at a story you think you know. After reading this book, the true meaning of Easter will no longer be unseen.

Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition

Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Diana Tixier Herald,Samuel Stavole-Carter
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Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition by Diana Tixier Herald,Samuel Stavole-Carter Summary

Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read

A Lonely Pen

A Lonely Pen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Benjamin Qaadir Shambala
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A Lonely Pen by Benjamin Qaadir Shambala Summary

A Lonely Pen refers to the relationship between me and the instrumentation I use to relay my thoughts and feelings to the world. It also uses personification, metaphor, and hyperbole to illustrate the passion involved with writing itself. The title describes this all perfectly and, in my humble opinion, is my most important piece. We will see if history indeed bears me out. A writer, any writer of any kind, has to create an audience and tell them a story. The success of the writing has somewhat less to do with the skill of the writer and his techniques than it will have to do with the reception and interpretations of his audience. Why does a writer write? He writes because he must write. He writes as easily as he speaks and as necessary as he breathes. Once written, they all have a life and destiny of their own beyond the writer’s control yet gaining for him his immortality.

Take Heart

Take Heart Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Diana Wallis
Editor: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 9780825498596
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This collection of brief devotionals spans the centuries, sampling works from Augustine to Wesley, Bernard of Clairvaux to Charles H. Spurgeon.

Resurrection

Resurrection Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leo Tolstoy
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"Resurrection" by Leo Tolstoy (translated by Louise Maude). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carson McCullers
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ISBN: 0735253889
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is the first novel from the critically acclaimed author Carson McCullers, and one that made her an overnight literary sensation at age twenty-three. Ambitious in scope, this book presents five radically different characters whose troubled lives intersect in the Depression-era south. At the center of the novel is John Singer, a deaf-mute, who becomes a confidant to the town’s four misfits, helping them to navigate their troubles. The five characters unite in a cry of isolation from being voiceless and rejected; the result is a vision of existence as terrible as it is real and as violent as it is beautiful. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection

The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jane Idelman Smith,Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad
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The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection by Jane Idelman Smith,Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad Summary

This book provides a thorough and accessible guide to belief about the afterlife in the Sunni Muslim tradition. Drawing on the Qur'an, traditions, creeds, and theological commentaries, as well as interviews with Muslim clerics, the authors offer an overview of the Islamic eschatological narrative, describing the understanding of events beginning with the death of the individual and ending with habitation in the final abodes of recompense.

Mazon Resurrection

Mazon Resurrection Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William M. Clark Jr.
Editor: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
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Mazon Resurrection by William M. Clark Jr. Summary

The Last Mazon, Amazon Resurrection is a book of many journeys. It's about a single family's wish to aid human life as it protects its own line from the ravages of time's relentless need to create the future! The reader can relate to God's love of children, who move with purpose, not to change human life but to inspire human life to reimagine what it can accomplish with trusted family and respect for those who we share our human race with.

The Resurrection of Jesus

The Resurrection of Jesus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dale C. Allison, Jr.
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
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The earliest traditions around the narrative of Jesus' resurrection are considered in this landmark work by Dale C. Allison, Jr, drawing together the fruits of his decades of research into this issue at the very core of Christian identity. Allison returns to the ancient sources and earliest traditions, charting them alongside the development of faith in the resurrection in the early church and throughout Christian history. Beginning with historical-critical methodology that examines the empty tomb narratives and early confessions, Allison moves on to consider the resurrection in parallel with other traditions and stories, including Tibetan accounts of saintly figures being assumed into the light, in the chapter “Rainbow Body”. Finally, Allison considers what might be said by way of results or conclusions on the topic of resurrection, offering perspectives from both apologetic and sceptical viewpoints. In his final section of “modest results” he considers scholarly approaches to the resurrection in light of human experience, adding fresh nuance to a debate that has often been characterised in overly simplistic terms of “it happened” or “it didn't”.

The Just and Loving Gaze of God with Us

The Just and Loving Gaze of God with Us Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Henry Walter Spaulding III
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The Just and Loving Gaze of God with Us by Henry Walter Spaulding III Summary

In recent years, Paul has become the subject of renewed interest among political philosophers. These philosophers deploy Paul as a means to deconstruct late modern political issues such as liberalism, biopolitics, and sovereignty. However, these philosophers ultimately truncate Paul's message to fit nontheistic, materialist ends. Such an approach polarizes interpreters, often leading either to a full endorsement or full rejection. In this work, Spaulding adds a needed voice in this conversation. By neither fully endorsing nor fully rejecting the new approach to Paul, Spaulding argues that Paul's message is both materialist and faithful to the Christian tradition. Spaulding critically utilizes both the new approach and recent studies in apocalyptic interpretations of Paul in order to articulate a Pauline political theology for our time. Pauline apocalyptic emphasizes the already disruptive nature of the incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth that wrests humanity from under the sovereignty of the fallen powers and places them under the Lordship of Christ. Apocalyptic is nourished by the promise of the eschatological hope of the not-yet-finished work of Christ. The church that follows the Lordship of Christ is called forth into being in the tension of the present Lordship of Christ and the not-yet transformation of the cosmos. Such a tension begets practices that form the political commitment of what philosopher Iris Murdoch calls the just and loving gaze, namely the central conviction that, in order to live good (political) lives, one must be taught to see.

Stories for the Seasons

Stories for the Seasons Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chuck Warzyn
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452092270
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Courage, compassion, sacrifice, redemption and resurrection are recurring themes in the 24 short stories that make up “Stories for the Seasons” -- tales that take place at Christmastime, Easter, Valentine's Day, Halloween, and during the days of summer. Locales and time periods in these stories range from Southern California, the Middle East, ships at sea and Mexico to Biblical times, post-Civil War Missouri, medieval Europe and early 1900s small towns. Facing the challenges life thrusts upon them are assorted protagonists, including a Mexican boy and a donkey he rescues from the desert, a quiet cowboy who shows hidden strengths among a group of strangers, a sailor whose love of music reaches across the Pacific Ocean, a former Confederate cavalryman forced to face his tragic past, a simple-minded field worker whose life is enriched by a friendship that lasts two-thirds of a century, a lonely widow victimized by Halloween pranksters, a sidewalk Santa Claus for whom Christmas takes on a new meaning, a European immigrant confronted by town bullies, an over-the-road truck driver who unexpectedly finds love, the shadowy resident of a mysterious mansion, an elderly school cook who offers an unexpected gift at a graduation ceremony, and a pair of animal friends that befriend a miraculous stranger. The stories in which these characters and others appear were first published in a weekly newspaper column in Fayette County, Tenn. The column, “Country Tales,” focused on various aspects of rural life from the perspective of someone who had lived in an urban environment the first 40 years of his life. The parameters of that column allowed the author to include the 24 pieces of original short fiction printed here. Discover the characters in “Stories for the Seasons” and rediscover within yourself the strengths they display: courage, compassion, sacrifice, redemption and resurrection.

Blood Curse

Blood Curse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Blackwell
Editor: William Blackwell Publishing
ISBN: 1945330317
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Recently relocated to Prince Edward Island, MacKenzie Adamson is starting to feel the isolation of country living. Starving for affection, companionship and love, the depression demons begin to sink their teeth into his already damaged psyche. He becomes obsessed with a beautiful woman half his age who works as a cashier at a local gas station. Only problem is, Ophelia Sallis won't give him the time of day. Desperate to find friends and female companionship, Mac seeks the aid of Voodoo witch Magdeline Ortega who casts a love spell to unite the two. Initially it works like a miracle, but before long, Mac begins blacking out and sleeping with multiple women, even touching some inappropriately in public. None of it he remembers. Magdeline informs him something has gone terribly wrong with the spell and the only way to reverse it is to participate in a strange and mysterious ritual in the Dominican Republic. On the Caribbean island, the alcohol-induced lasciviousness worsens as Mac teams up with his motley crew of morally compromised, partying, and womanizing friends. To make matters worse, he's unable to track down Magdeline. He realizes a jilted ex-girlfriend has become bent on his destruction and powerful evil Voodoo spirits are using him as a pawn in a violent tug of war to gain control of the spirit world. Spiraling down a reckless black abyss of debauchery, Mac struggles to free himself from the dangerous natural and supernatural forces hell-bent on his demise, while also struggling to find himself and his sanity.

Telling the Stories Right

Telling the Stories Right Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack R. Baker,Jeffrey Bilbro
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532638094
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Telling the Stories Right by Jack R. Baker,Jeffrey Bilbro Summary

Wendell Berry thinks of himself as a storyteller. It’s somewhat ironic then that he is better known as an essayist, a poet, and an advocate for small farmers. The essays in this collection consider the many facets of Berry’s life and work, but they focus on his efforts as a novelist and story writer. Indeed, Berry had already published three novels before his seminal work of cultural criticism, The Unsettling of America, established him as an ardent defender of local communities and sustainable agriculture. And over the past fifty years, he has published eight novels and more than forty-eight short stories set in the imagined community of Port William. His exquisite rendering of this small Kentucky town challenges us to see the beauty of our own places and communities and to tend their health, threatened though it inevitably is. The twelve contributors to this collection approach Berry’s fiction from a variety of perspectives—literary studies, journalism, theology, history, songwriting—to shed light on its remarkable ability to make a good life imaginable and compelling. The first collection devoted to Berry’s fiction, this volume insists that any consideration of Berry’s work must begin with his stories. Contributors: Ingrid Anna Pierce Kiara Anne Jorgenson Doug Sikkema Ethan Bruce Mannon Fritz Oehlschlaeger Michael R Stevens Eric Miller Grace Marie Olmstead Jake Meador Andrew Peterson

The Metamorphosis of Finitude

The Metamorphosis of Finitude Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Emmanuel Falque
Editor: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823264068
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The Metamorphosis of Finitude by Emmanuel Falque Summary

This book starts off from a philosophical premise: nobody can be in the world unless they are born into the world. It examines this premise in the light of the theological belief that birth serves, or ought to serve, as a model for understanding what resurrection could signify for us today. After all, the modern Christian needs to find some way of understanding resurrection, and the dogma of the resurrection of the body is vacuous unless we can relate it philosophically to our own world of experience. Nicodemus first posed the question "How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother's womb and be born?" This book reads that problem in the context of contemporary philosophy (particularly the thought of Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and Deleuze). A phenomenology of the body born "from below" is seen as a paradigm for a theology of spiritual rebirth, and for rebirth of the body from "on high." The Resurrection changes everything in Christianity—but it is also our own bodies that must be transformed in resurrection, as Christ is transfigured. And the way in which I hope to be resurrected bodily in God, in the future, depends upon the way in which I live bodily today.

The Joy of Encountering Jesus:

The Joy of Encountering Jesus: Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hoan Moses Chung
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The Joy of Encountering Jesus does not call simply for faith in Jesus, but spells out how and why we can believe in Jesus in this twenty-first century. Reflecting on human experiences recorded in the Bible, including those of Jesus of Nazareth, we search for who we really are. Finding our true selves is possible only by discovering the risen Jesus dwelling within us. Then the sun rises, the whole world dances with joy, and our hearts are filled with Gods grace; we are Living Gods Life in a New World. The Joy of Encountering Jesus provides 174 short homilies for three liturgical years that will lead you to: rely on the heart rather than the head, utilize non-dualistic thinking rather than dualistic, find God from within rather than from without, build Gods kingdom on earth, expand knowledge on Jewish apocalypse and eschatology, update theology of resurrection and the Eucharist.

Biblical Illustrator, Volume 4

Biblical Illustrator, Volume 4 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Exell, Joseph S.
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Biblical Illustrator, Volume 4 by Exell, Joseph S. Summary

Would you like it if one of the greatest preachers could help you prepare your sermons? How about 20+ ministers to assist you with your sermon? Joseph Exell included content from some of the most famous preachers such as Dwight L. Moody, Charles Spurgeon, J. C. Ryle, Charles Hodge, Alexander MacLaren, Adam Clark, Matthew Henry and many more. He compiled this 56 volume Biblical Illustrator Commentary and Delmarva Publications, Inc. is publishing it in a 6 volume digital set with a linked table of contents for ease of studying. This set includes the analysis on entire Bible, Old and New Testament. Complete your resources with this Biblical Illustrator by Joseph Exell.

Companion to the Summa Theologica IV

Companion to the Summa Theologica IV Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Walter Farrell O.P.
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Companion to the Summa Theologica IV by Walter Farrell O.P. Summary

It is not hard to admire St. Thomas Aquinas immovably caught in the splendor of a stained-glass window; it is easy to pay tribute to his Summa Theologica as long as it remains high on a bookshelf giving character to a library. Under these circumstances, we of the twenty first century can read about them both, talk about them enthusiastically, but pretty much leave them both alone. To have Thomas walking among us, his book opened on our desks for serious study, now that is altogether something else. Aquinas is one who regardless of your placement on your spiritual journey. Aquinas is the basis for so much of what we have come to regard as dogma. This work is essential to not only understanding Aquinas’s other works, but also our own journey. These issues, which he presents are not only fundamental, for many they are stumbling blocks, for others, they tend to be work around issues. These are by no means the end all of him. They are merely the tip of a large glacier, which seems to forever be moving us forward.

Reading Minjung Theology in the Twenty-First Century

Reading Minjung Theology in the Twenty-First Century Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yung Suk Kim,Jin-Ho Kim
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This edited volume brings Ahn Byung-Mu's minjung theology into dialogue with twenty-first-century readers. Ahn Byung-Mu was one of the pioneers of Korean minjung theology. The centerpiece of his minjung theology is focused on the Greek word ochlos, understood as the divested, marginalized, powerless people. Part 1 introduces readers to his life and theological legacy. Part 2 includes four important writings of Ahn Byung-Mu: "Jesus and Minjung in the Gospel of Mark," "Minjung Theology in the Gospel of Mark," "The Transmitters of Jesus Event Tradition," and "Minjok, Minjung, and Church." Part 3 contains a collection of articles from international scholars who evaluate and engage Ahn's ochlos/minjung theology in their own fields and formulate critical readings of minjung theology. Responses include postcolonial, black theology, and feminist perspectives.

Which "Real" Jesus?

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_ Are the gospels reliable accounts of Jesus? _ Did Jesus claim to be God? _ Was Jesus bodily raised from the dead? _ Is Jesus the only way to salvation? _ Are Christianity and Islam basically the same? _ Were the Founding Fathers orthodox Christians? Christians in America are routinely confronted with news of archaeological discoveries or new scholarship claiming to present the real Jesus. These challenges have a long tradition in America and can be traced to some of the best-known founders of our nation. In pre-Revolutionary America, the formidable Jonathan Edwards directly confronted the challenge, providing an enduring model for Christians today who desire to articulate and defend the historic, orthodox doctrine of Christ. While Edwards sought to prove the historic Jesus, Benjamin Franklin attempted to improve on the original, offering a Jesus of more practical use to his social and civic purposes. Franklin's approach, inspired by Deist thinkers and refined by Thomas Jefferson, has found new life in the advocates of the Jesus Seminar and of other alternative Christianities. Even the ambassadors of strident atheism-Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris-are resurrecting Deist arguments in their best-selling books. These skeptics notably follow the Deist tactic of using the rise of Islam to undermine the uniqueness of Jesus. As a result, there is a widespread erosion of confidence among professing Christians in the supremacy of Jesus Christ. Which Real Jesus? reveals that these new views of the real Jesus are, in fact, old news.

In the Face of Death

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“My theological work was always only a superstructure placed upon the experiences and sufferings of my life . . .” —Helmut Thielicke Thielicke’s story is one of extraordinary circumstances. Especially as a young man, living through Germany’s darkest hour, he was time and again put on the brink of death by fatal sickness, Nazi oppression, and war. These experiences left an indelible mark on his worldview. In this thoroughly researched study, Fabian F. Grassl takes a fresh and original look at Thielicke’s turbulent life through the specific lens of suffering and death. He paints an intimate portrait of a boundary rider whose theology uniquely developed in the face of death. As a result, new light is cast on one of the outstanding theologians, ethicists, and preachers of the twentieth century. The reader is invited to explore a world of thought decidedly shaped by the “eschatological existence” of an intriguing personality; a flawed human being like the rest of us yet endowed with a fascinating theological prowess, taking his stand amongst Germany’s major historical upheavals of the last centenary.

The Ministry, Vol. 9, No. 9

The Ministry, Vol. 9, No. 9 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Various Authors
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This issue of The Ministry includes the first nine messages given during the 2004 spring term of the Full-time Training in Anaheim, California. The general subject of this series of messages is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. What is typified by the experiences of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is realized in the New Testament, especially in Galatians 3--6. Abraham's experiences represent the experiences of God the Father (3:8, 29), Isaac's experiences represent the experiences of the Son (4:28), and Jacob's experiences represent the work of the Spirit in discipline and transformation (cf. 5:16; 6:8; 5:22-23). The experiences of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob culminated in God's people, Israel. God's goal always was and still is to have a corporate people to express and represent Him on the earth. The existence of such a people--Israel in the Old Testament and the Israel of God in the New Testament--depends upon certain kinds of spiritual experiences had by all the people of God. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are the foundation of the nation of Israel. Their experiences were not merely for themselves. Their experiences were to gain a corporate people, all of whom know God and experience Him as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Last of all, we include a report concerning the 2005 Chinese-speaking perfecting conference in New Jersey.

Resurrecting Jesus

Resurrecting Jesus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dale C. Allison, Jr.
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Jesus remains a popular figure in contemporary culture and Allison remains one of our best interpreters. He speaks around the country in a variety of venues on matters related to the study of the Historical Jesus. In his new book, he focuses on the historical Jesus and eschatology, concluding that the Jesus was not a Hellenistic wonder worker or teacher of pious morality but an apocalyptic prophet. In an opening chapter that is worth the price of admission, Allison astutely and engagingly captures the history of the search for the historical Jesus. He observes that many contemporary readings of Jesus shift the focus away from traditional theological, Christological, and eschatological concerns. In provocative fashion, He takes on not only the Jesus Seminar but also other Jesus interpreters such as N.T. Wright and Marcus Borg.

The Da Vinci Code Revisited

The Da Vinci Code Revisited Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher H.K. Persaud
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Dan Browns staggering bestseller, The Da Vinci Code has sold over 80 million copies since it was released in 2003. Expediently classified as a work of fiction, Brown nevertheless intimates that his book is about historical fact and about a conspiracy by mainstream Christian leaders to suppress the truth about the origins of the faith, its development over the centuries, and its central figure . . . the Galilean Jesus Christ! Everything the world has been taught about traditional Christianity, Brown claims, is based on falsehood. Numerous responses, many of them incisive and persuasive, have been produced to challenge Dan Browns historically inaccurate and nonsensically speculative endeavors at maligning the greatest religious system the world has ever known. The Da Vinci Code Revisited comprehensively debunks The Da Vinci Code farce. Unlike other undertakings to refute Dan Browns misrepresentations and outright lies, however, The Da Vinci Code Revisitedin addition to addressing Browns preposterous claims head-oncounters his arguments with an insightful presentation of the Christian Gospel. The result is not only the availability of an antidote for The Da Vinci Codes corrosive ideology, but an invitation to the reader to contemplate the incontrovertibly truthful teachings of the Holy Bible and its sure message of salvation for lost mankind. If the warped conceptualizations and despicable lies peddled in Dan Browns The Da Vinci Code have been promoted once, they have been promoted once too often! The fact that over 80 million copies of Browns book have been sold attests to the painful realization that the toxicant ideas advanced by this shameless excuse for a religious scholar have been imposed upon very many credulous and uninformed people around the world. You owe it to yourself to read The Da Vinci Code Revisited: A Conclusive Refutation of the Widespread, Sinister Lie! Know the truth!

Oddball Illinois

Oddball Illinois Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jerome Pohlen
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In this updated edition, it's plain to see that the state of Illinois has only gotten weirder. Where there was once just a single Popeye statue in downstate Chester, today the town has monuments to Olive Oyl, Swee' Pea, Bluto, the Sea Hag, and more. The creepy Piasa Bird petroglyph on the bluff in Alton now has a roadside pullout with picnic tables, and the two-story outhouse in Gays has a new contemplative garden. With almost twice as many destinations as its predecessor, this edition boasts detailed information on each site—address, phone number, website, hours, entry fees, and driving directions—as well as maps, photos, and a wealth of regional history in the descriptions. Some new sites include Henry's Rabbit Ranch, the World's First Jungle Gym, Ahlgrim Acres (a miniature golf course at a funeral home), the Leather Archives and Museum, General Santa Ana's two wooden legs, the World's Largest Sock Monkey, the Friendship Shoe Fence, a truck stop with a marionette show, and a coin-operated fire-breathing dragon. There is more between Chicago and St. Louis than cornfields and plenty of fascinating places in the Windy City that aren't on Michigan Avenue, and here is a chance to see these underappreciated sites throughout the state.

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