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A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

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Pdf:A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy.Review 'Irvine excels at giving a 'walking tour' of the many schools of Stoic philosophy, from Greek to Roman traditions, identifying individual Stoic thinkers (many more than Seneca) and their principles and techniques, which Irvine argues are even more relevant in modern times than their own.' --Philosophical Practice'Another valuable ally in your personal morale campaign can be found in William B. Irvine's A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy, which removes the grim grey mask of noble, resigned fatalism attached to the popular conception of Stoic philosophy and lets the humanity out and the air in.... It is a work of clarion clarity, and you won't have to read that far into it before the phrase 'stoic joy' ceases sounding like an oxymoron and becomes a workable proposition.'--James Wolcott, Vanity Fair'Irvine's book excels as a guide for practicing Stoics or for individuals seeking to improve that practice.' --The Common Review'Irvine's intended audience is nonphilosophers, but everyone can profit from his clear presentation on the on the benefits of using philosophical doctrines to live a meaningful life.'--Library Journal'If, however, you are skeptical that even therapy will make you happy -- if you are looking for a life philosophy -- A Guide to the Good Life is for you.... Irvine's book is more thought-provoking.'--Austin American-Statesman'He writes in clear, almost jargon-free prose that is well suited to his target audience, and maintains a cheerful tone throughout the book...that perfectly expresses the sort of rationally grounded upbeat attitude that is one of the payoffs of becoming a practicing Stoic.... I can firmly recommend Irvine's A Guide to the Good Life to anyone interested in exploring some of the ways philosophical work can be brought to bear on the ordinary problems of living.... there is a great deal of useful thinking and excellent advice to be found in it, presented in a clear, straightforward and often charming manner.'--Lauren Tillinghast, Metapsychology Online Reviews'Bill Irvine has given us a great gift: the most accessible and inviting description of modern Stoicism available. Read this book and be prepared to change your life!'--Sharon Lebell, author of Epictetus's The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness'Well-written and so compelling, this is a rare example of a book that actually will make a difference in the lives of its readers. Whether it's coping with grief or arriving at lasting happiness, Irvine shows, with care and verve, ancient Stoic wisdom to be ever relevant and very, very helpful.' --Gary Klein, author of Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions'Never have I seen so delightful, empathetic, and supple a presentation of Stoicism as Irvine gives us here. Hardly Christian even in sensibilities, the Stoics were, none the less, wise in the ways of life, a benison Irvine exposes, and then delivers here, with panache and great acumen.'--Phyllis Tickle, author of The Divine Hours'Irvine's calm yet impassioned presentation of a Western philosophy of life that one can actually abide by and practice will be good medicine for many readers...I heartily recommend it.' --The Christian Century'Dr Irvine has used very simple language in his book. He gives a notion of modern stoicism and urges modern readers to practice stoicism.' -- The Nation, Pakistan Read more About the Author William B. Irvine is Professor of Philosophy at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He is the author of On Desire: Why We Want What We Want. Read more

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Nice Little Town Christmas 2: Adult Coloring Book (Stress Relieving Coloring Pages, Coloring Book for Relaxation)

Pdf Bibles Nice Little Town Christmas 2: Adult Coloring Book (Stress Relieving Coloring Pages, Coloring Book for Relaxation)

Pdf:Nice Little Town Christmas 2: Adult Coloring Book (Stress Relieving Coloring Pages, Coloring Book for Relaxation).Here is second part of holiday spin-off book Christmas in Nice Little Town by Tatiana Bogema! Now mice edition! More mice, more mice houses, more holiday mood! Color with pleasure! Single-sided black backed coloring pages. 25 unique images + nice little bonus for you! Each image printed on one side with black colored back side. It helps so much for markers, gel pens, and watercolor pencils. So you can use more different instruments for coloring without bleeding through! Please, join our group on facebook (you can found link inside the book or in author biography) and share your colored images with the comunity. Look for more books on author's page on Amazon. Color with pleasure!

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Bible Journaling Made Simple: An Art-Filled Journey for Creative Worship

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Pdf:Bible Journaling Made Simple: An Art-Filled Journey for Creative Worship.Draw closer to God and creatively unlock more of the Good Book! Your relationship with God is unique. Shouldn't your Bible reflect and celebrate that bond? In this introduction to Bible journaling, you'll discover meaningful ways to combine art, heart and scripture--from backgrounds to hand-lettered verses to beautiful full-page drawings. No expensive supplies or artistic skills are required...only a desire to honor and enhance your spiritual life. To guide your creative worship experience, this book provides:Prompts to engage you with the text, then visually interpret Scripture in words and picturesBasic techniques for working with colored pencils, watercolor pencils and watercolor paints21 step-by-step tutorials for drawing trees, flowers, skies, mountains, maps, water, light and other popular themesTons of inspirational page samples and suggested verses to illustrateDownloadable icons and technique videos available on the author's websiteWhether you're new to Bible journaling or looking for fresh ideas, this book will lead you on a rewarding spiritual journey. Success is not measured in the complexity or polish of the art, but in a deeper, more personal connection with God. "Our lives are busy, and we leave a trail of things-we-should-remember on the ground behind us. Instead, scoop them up and journal them. Preserve the lessons vital to our growth as Christians." ~page 1

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Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World

Pdf Bibles Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World

Pdf:Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World.Review “Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts is one of the least likely and most wonderful books I have ever read. Least likely: Where to start? It’s a vanishingly rare pleasure, given the commercial constraints of modern publishing, to handle 600 smoothly weighty pages in which the printed text winds its way seamlessly among more than 200 glorious, often full-color illustrations. And in producing such a gorgeous object, Christopher de Hamel’s publisher has had the courage of his convictions, because its physical and visual delights mirror its commercially unlikely subject matter…[De Hamel] is voraciously completist, recording impressions of each journey, place, building and reading room, as well as every coverage detail of each manuscript’s creation, content and existence as a physical object through time and space… On this archival odyssey, I lost count of the things I learned…[Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts], like the volumes that are its subject, is a book of wonders.”  - The New York Times Book Review “Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts is miles away from academic dry-as-dust scholarship. You’ll love learning from it. Little wonder that in Britain this extraordinary book has already won both the Wolfson History Prize and the Duff Cooper nonfiction prize.” –Washington Post “De Hamel is a man of extraordinary erudition and easy charm; his book asks many questions of the past, and invokes many mysteries.” –The New Yorker'An extraordinary book, a work of scholarship and history salted with the author's excitement...It is full of delights, as well as surprising reminders of the shifting ground of knowledge.' - Tom Stoppard“Deeply edifying and hugely entertaining… [De Hamel’s] curiosity and enthusiasm are infectious and his dedicated sleuth-work and educated guesses are invigorating. When not awed by the sheer scope of his expertise or absorbed by his concerted efforts to decipher script or dissect scripture, we are diverted by his light flourishes and witty evaluations.” –Weekly Standard “Perhaps most important in discussing this magnificent work is to assure you that the overarching erudition is rendered clearly and with great kindness to you, his companion. He shows a shrewd ability in telling you just why this is something you should know. I am a happier and fuller person because this fine man took me on his Grand Tour and told me so many marvelous things.” --Helen Hazen, The American Scholar“This is a rare example of a book that appeals to both specialist and non-specialist audiences. For a person with no training in manuscript study who would like to know what it’s all about, I could recommend nothing better than reading at least one chapter of this 632-page book, pausing over its many beautiful color illustrations. But anyone with a professional interest in the field will not want to miss de Hamel’s own original thinking about these ancient tomes…a wonderful book.” –Commonweal Magazine  “A glorious book…de Hamel pulls readers in with his unmistakable passion for every facet of these handcrafted treasures…. [and] details each document’s idiosyncrasies while contextualizing its time and place of creation…De Hamel’s delightful book is bound to inspire a new set of medievalists.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review “Interested general readers will appreciate de Hamel’s lucid treatment of the themes and literary techniques that mark these manuscripts as cultural milestones…But they will marvel at the lavish reproductions of the masterful calligraphy and dazzling illuminations that have long made the manuscripts irresistible to collectors. A must-read for anyone who values the history of the written word.” –Booklist, starred review“A palaeographer's fascinating investigation of medieval culture. A former librarian of Parker Library at Cambridge and cataloger of illuminated manuscripts for Sotheby's, de Hamel brings extensive expertise to his meticulous examination of 12 celebrated manuscripts created from the sixth to the 16th century…The book is sumptuously illustrated…A rare, erudite, and delightfully entertaining history.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review 'Reading is my life, but only about once a decade do I find a book that seems to tilt the world, so afterwards it appears different.' Fiammetta Rocco, Economist '1843'   'Encountering an original medieval manuscript is in some ways like encountering a famous person, says De Hamel. With meticulous biblio-sleuthing he seeks to divine the hidden 'character' of the celebrity documents under his scrutiny. ... De Hamel's book, scholarly but unfailingly readable, is the beginning of wisdom in all things scribal and scriptural.' – Ian Thomson, Observer   'Christopher de Hamel is one of the world's leading palaeographers ... In this splendid new book he has numerous fascinating, scandalous, funny and gloriously entertaining tales. ... His enthusiasm, irreverence and wit are irresistible. ... Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts is, like each one of the 12 treasures it celebrates, a book of marvels.' – John Banville, Financial Times   “He has undertaken an almost impossible task. Instead of guiding our own exploration of these beautiful objects, his book has to serve as a substitute for the real thing. In this, he succeeds brilliantly, producing a truly wonderful book in the process - wise, entertaining and informative. ... Beneath his urbane manner, Christopher de Hamel is a formidable scholar.” – Jonathan Sumption, Spectator   'With scholarly elegance, Christopher de Hamel opens the door and invites us to join him for the intellectual expedition of a lifetime...This is an endlessly fascinating and enjoyable book.' – Neil MacGregor   'Erudite and enthusiastic...de Hamel has catalogued more medieval manuscripts than anyone in history; everyone, not only academics should listen to what he has said.' – Economist   'Spectacular ... Manuscripts are the lifeblood of medieval history. De Hamel, the librarian of Corpus Christi, has spent a lifetime handling, cataloguing and interpreting these gorgeous objects....If I could walk you to your nearest bookshop, take £30 from your wallet, and place this wonderful book in your hands, I would.' – Peter Thonemann, Sunday Times   One of the cultural highlights of the autumn...Christopher de Hamel has turned a lifelong obsession with ancient literature into a book that critics are comparing to A History of the World in 100 Objects and the wonderful The Hare with Amber Eyes.' - Kirsty Ward, Newsnight   'He reveals a stupendous discovery has made about this book that no one had noticed in its centuries on this earth. ... De Hamel makes an informative, entertaining book (the most suitable medium, after all), and no one but he could have written it.' - Christopher Howse, Daily Telegraph   'Christopher de Hamel's learned adventures amid some of the West's greatest manuscript treasures effortlessly outclass Eco's The Name of the Rose in elegance and excitement. They are also much funnier.' -  Diarmaid MacCulloch[Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts] is de Hamel’s masterpiece, and has come at the end of a long and distinguished career. De Hamel writes in his introduction of his desire to communicate “the thrill of bringing a well-informed but non-specialist reader into intimate contact with major medieval manuscripts.” He does it brilliantly, and in full color. This would have to be my book of the year. - Jon M. Sweeney, American Magazine    Read more About the Author Christopher de Hamel is perhaps the best-known writer on medieval manuscripts in the world.  In the course of a long career at Sotheby's he catalogued more illuminated manuscripts than any other person alive, and very possibly more than any one individual has ever done. Christopher de Hamel is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge; he was until recently librarian of Parker Library in Cambridge, a collection which includes many, even most, of the earliest manuscripts in English language and history. De Hamel lives in London and Cambridge. Read more

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Bible Journaling - Everlasting Hope

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Pdf:Bible Journaling - Everlasting Hope.About the Author Karla Dornacher was born in Hannibal, MO and grew up in Illinois. Just as she was about to leave to study graphic art, she fell in love with the man who became her beloved husband , and changed her plans to become a wife and mother. Together they ve lived in Arkansas, Alaska and Washington state, in towns, cities, and rural areas. Along the way, Karla relied on her faith to show her all she could be. During that time, she started painting based on scripture and authored more than 15 books. Today a respected artist and illustrator, she credits the Lord with giving her the strength and courage to share her talents with others through her art. Read more

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Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

Pdf Bibles Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

Pdf:Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs.Review “These macabre images elicit a range of contemporary references, from Goonies to bling-laden rappers to artist Damien Hirst’s diamond-encrusted skull.” - Wired.com“Perhaps this book is not the originator of the phrase 'skeletons in your closet,' but if it were, that closet would be looking quite stupendous.” - Dazed Digital“An art historian nicknamed ‘Indiana Bones’ has unearthed a haunting collection of jewel-encrusted skeletons which were hidden in churches in Europe up to 400 years ago.” - New York Post“Photographer and author Paul Koudounaris gained unprecedented access to these so-called ‘catacomb saints’ for his new book Heavenly Bodies. Many had never been photographed for publication before. Revered as spiritual objects and then reviled as a source of embarrassment for the Church, their uneven history is marked by one constant: a mysterious, if unsettling, beauty.” - CNN.com“A compelling read. . . . The gorgeous photos that accompany the text only reaffirm the opulence of such relics.” - Gothic Beauty“Smart and accessible, Heavenly Bodies opens the door to this largely overlooked aspect of the Counter Reformation era.” - Hi-Fructose“Prepared to be amazed by the splendor and beauty of ornamented skeletal remains.” - Palm Springs Life“Koudounaris takes his subject beyond historical rubbernecking and looks at how bodies can move the spirit―and why we can’t let go and can’t look away.” - The North Coast Journal“Brings to life a group of long-forgotten Catholic relics.” - Lapham's Quarterly“Investigates the historic attempts to prescribe posthumous identities to skeletons, specifically those believed to be martyrs.” - Vice.com Read more About the Author Paul Koudounaris received his doctorate from the art history department at UCLA. His previous books include The Empire of Death and Heavenly Bodies. He lives in Los Angeles. Read more

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Gratitude Journal for Kids: Girl Unicorn 90 Days Daily Writing Today I am grateful for... Children Happiness Notebook (Volume 5)

Pdf Bibles Gratitude Journal for Kids: Girl Unicorn 90 Days Daily Writing Today I am grateful for... Children Happiness Notebook (Volume 5)

Pdf:Gratitude Journal for Kids: Girl Unicorn 90 Days Daily Writing Today I am grateful for... Children Happiness Notebook (Volume 5).90 Days Daily Gratitude Writing / Gratitude Journal for Kids Help inspire your child and way to teach thankfulness and gratitude Details 90 pages of Gratitude Journal has area for write Today I am grateful for,Something awesome that happened today,My level of Happiness Family & Children's activity book It's a perfect gift for your kids 7 inches By 10 Inches Matte Cover Paperback Cover Get start Gratitude Journal for Kids today!

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To-Do List Prioritize Task: Personal and Business Activities with Level of Importance, Things to Accomplish, Easy Glance, 8.5x11 inch, Cream Paper (Daily To-Do List) (Volume 2)

Pdf Bibles To-Do List Prioritize Task: Personal and Business Activities with Level of Importance, Things to Accomplish, Easy Glance, 8.5x11 inch, Cream Paper (Daily To-Do List) (Volume 2)

Pdf:To-Do List Prioritize Task: Personal and Business Activities with Level of Importance, Things to Accomplish, Easy Glance, 8.5x11 inch, Cream Paper (Daily To-Do List) (Volume 2).A blank page for To-Do List of your daily personal or business activities with Level of Importance Identification which is allowed you to focus and prioritize task easier and make it accomplish in time.In Each page, it is comprised of;Check List: Tick it once it is doneDate: the due dateTask: List of Task/ ActivitiesLevel of Importance: Low / Medium / HighThe layout is designed for easy reading and give you clear view to read though it in the short time.Size: 8.5” x 11”Number of Page: 100 pagesPage Color: Cream (Reduce Glare from Light)Cover: Classic Design on Matte PaperExcellent and Complete To-Do Check List with Prioritize Level is in your hand!

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Bible Journaling - Trusting in God

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Pdf:Bible Journaling - Trusting in God.About the Author A dedicated Bible journaler since 2014, Anita studied at both Ashland Theological Seminary and the Columbus College of Art and Design. A work-a- home mother of six and wife of her high school sweetheart, Anita is passionate about leading people to unleash their creativity, through her blog and her events. She is deeply devoted to helping others discover the joy and healing that can be found in the process of Bible journaling. Read more

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Honoring the Spirit (Bible Journaling)

Pdf Bibles Honoring the Spirit (Bible Journaling)

Pdf:Honoring the Spirit (Bible Journaling).About the Author Sue Kemnitz winters in Florida with her husband of nearly 40 years, Randy. They recently completed building their dream home on the shore of Lake Superior in Wisconsin. She has two children and one grandchild. A professional artist and graphic designer, Sue leads both online workshops and live classes. She also facilitates IcreateCollective.com, a site for sharing thoughts and words from the Lord. She studies the bible daily (a practice she has continued for more than ten years) and every week shares inspiration and techniques on her blog, suekemnitz.com. Read more

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Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches

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Pdf:Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches.From Booklist Rome’s station churches date from the early Christian era, with architectural and traditional elaborations added to many in the Renaissance and major repairs made as recently as the past decade. Their visitation by believers during Lent follows a specific order, with aspects of the faith related to each edifice. Weigel, a Vatican analyst for NBC news, presents a readily accessible overview of how these “stational churches” correlate to and support Roman Catholic Lenten practice and affirmations while at the same time providing an attractive meditative tour for any visitor. Art historian Elizabeth Lev uses Weigel’s color photos to discuss architectural details along with the buildings’ history. This is a unique guide book, referencing not only theology but the history of Western art, modern and post modern literature, urban history, and church history. Valuable to believers, scholars, students, armchair travelers, and those planning pilgrimages following Phil Cousineau’s guides. --Francisca Goldsmith Read more Review 'If you're not in Rome, the next best thing is reading Weigel and Lev's text and taking in Stephen Weigel's evocative photos. Anyone interested in Catholic spirituality and the significance of the Lenten season will find Roman Pilgrimage absorbing reading.'―Boston Globe'This is a unique guide book, referencing not only theology but the history of Western art, modern and post modern literature, urban history, and church history. Valuable to believers, scholars, students, armchair travelers, and those planning pilgrimages following Phil Cousineau's guides.'―Booklist'While no replacement for an actual pilgrimage, Weigel's reflections allow one to enter into the spirit of the Lenten experience of conversion.... Although heavily Catholic in tone, the book will appeal to any Christian seeking to experience somewhat the pilgrimage that many have followed to prepare themselves to celebrate Easter.'―Library Journal'[Roman Pilgrimage] features biblical exposition, stunning photographs, and expert historical comment. But this publication is neither a mere guide for tourists nor a handbook for antiquarians. Rather it is a manual of Lenten faith: an invitation to the spiritual landscape of martyrdom, pilgrimage, prayer, and lectio divina.''Obviously, anyone traveling to Rome should not leave home without it.... But even for those not able to be physically in Rome, Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches is a kind of spiritual travelogue that will take the reader on an inspiring Lenten journey of faith and renewal.'―Catalyst'[A] comprehensive, visually appealing work. Weigel's Lenten tour of Rome acts as part travelogue and part theological primer, and he introduces readers to some of Rome's most splendid and historically significant places of worship.... Engrossing, expansive pictorial study on a renewed Lenten discipline at the heart of Roman Catholicism.'―Kirkus'George Weigel's new book Roman Pilgrimage, done in collaboration with Elizabeth Lev and his son Stephen, provides nourishment for both the inquirer and the believer, from a city whose bread and butter is Catholicism.'―National Review'Enhanced by beautiful photographs from Stephen Weigel (George's son) and commentary from art historian, Elizabeth Lev, the book is part devotional, part history guide. And even though I have returned home from my own trip to Rome, thanks to this wonderful new work, this pilgrim's journey is really just now beginning.'―Catholic World Report Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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A Christian Colouring Book: All I Need is a Little Coffee and a Whole Lot of Jesus (Bible Verse Coloring) (Volume 9)

Pdf Bibles A Christian Colouring Book: All I Need is a Little Coffee and a Whole Lot of Jesus (Bible Verse Coloring) (Volume 9)

Pdf:A Christian Colouring Book: All I Need is a Little Coffee and a Whole Lot of Jesus (Bible Verse Coloring) (Volume 9).GIFT IDEAS | CHRISTIAN BOOKS & BIBLES | COLOURING This unique & modern Christian coloring book takes you on an exploration of your faith and God's love. Each single-sided page features beautiful coloring patterns and designs with quotes for you to fill with color. This coloring book for everyone has a premium matte-finish cover, and 60 pound paper stock. The back of each page is black with whimsical patterns to minimize bleed-through.Product Details:Printed single sided on bright white paperPremium matte-finish cover designPerfect for all coloring mediumsHigh quality 60# (90gsm) paper stockLarge format 8.5"x11.0" (22x28cm) pages

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Mardi Gras in Kodachrome (Images of Modern America)

Pdf Bibles Mardi Gras in Kodachrome (Images of Modern America)

Pdf:Mardi Gras in Kodachrome (Images of Modern America).About the Author Charles Cassady Jr., a writer-photographer and historian of offbeat Americana, and Mary Lynn Randall, Ruth Ketcham's granddaughter, have drawn from long-lost family archives to create this Mardi Gras album of the vibrant New Orleans that is both never-ending and 'ain't dere no more.' Read more

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The Brick Bible: The Complete Set (Brick Bible Presents)

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Pdf:The Brick Bible: The Complete Set (Brick Bible Presents).Review 'Captivates the most grumpy of teenagers' Jeffrey Toots, Religious Studies educator, Yorkshire, UK'One of my 10-year-old sons gave the boxed set to my husband as a birthday present — and then promptly sat down and read Book I himself. I actually had to say, 'Stop reading the Bible and come in here and eat some (birthday) cake!''-Nara Schoenberg, The Chicago Tribune'The greatest toy story ever told.'-Rolling Stone'What Brendan Powell Smith has done with LEGOs goes beyond remarkable; it borders on genius.'-The Chicago Tribune Read more About the Author Brendan Powell Smith is the author of the bestselling Brick Bible series for adults and two children's books in the Brick Bible for Kids series: Noah's Ark and The Christmas Story. He has produced nearly five thousand illustrations retelling over four hundred Bible stories. His work can be seen on his website at www.thebrickbible.com. Read more

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Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and the East Kept the Original Easter Vision

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Pdf:Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and the East Kept the Original Easter Vision.Review “Examine how Eastern Christianity differs from Western tradition . . . the West looks at Christ’s resurrection as an individual act, while Eastern Christianity views it as universal, encompassing the whole world. Readers interested in early Christian history or theology will want to give this a try.” (Booklist)“This profound, radical work [and] important book . . . sharply photographed by Sarah and keenly described by John . . . considers the ways Christian iconography surrounding the Resurrection has evolved over centuries and continents in response to cultural changes.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))“Very rich. It will bring new meaning to Easter.” (National Catholic Reporter)“A fascinating argument [about] the divergences between the Eastern and the Western artistic traditions…I’ll just recommend that you go ahead out and get Resurrecting Easter because a lot of these images are going to tell the story in ways that just hearing about it won’t.” (Nathan P. Gilmour, The Christian Humanist)“A beautiful book, loaded with sharp, full-color images of resurrection scenes from East and West. My mind was stirred by the provocative thesis that the social resurrection of the East might be a timely gift to Western Christians.” (Englewood Review of Books)“Stunning…Professor Dominic Crossan is creating a new subject, Art Theology.” (Forbes)“From journeying to various churches and ancient sites with the Crossans, [we come] to appreciate the universal nature of the Resurrection. This transforms the event from one that involves only Jesus into one that involves him plus humanity. Easter may never be the same for me again.” (Our Sunday Visitor) Read more From the Back Cover While traveling throughout Eastern Europe and the Middle East, bestselling author and acclaimed Bible scholar John Dominic Crossan and his wife, Sarah, made a surprising discovery. Over and over again, they found paintings showing something they had never seen in Western art: the risen Jesus grasping the hands of Adam and Eve as he rose to Heaven. This led the Crossans on a fifteen-year investigation across Egypt, Italy, Turkey, Syria, Israel, and Russia. Along the way, they tracked the evolution of artwork throughout the centuries and the divide between the solitary resurrection of the West and the universal resurrection of the East. What they found led them to the unexpected realization that the East, not the West, has a more holistic understanding of Easter. Their journey was guided by four questions: Why are all major events in the life of Christ directly described in the Gospels except for his resurrection? Why does Western Christianity depict an individual resurrection but Eastern Christianity a universal resurrection? Which of the two traditions is in fuller continuity with the New Testament itself? What is the meaning and challenge of universal resurrection?In Resurrecting Easter, the Crossans argue that the West gutted the heart of Christianity’s understanding of the Resurrection by rejecting that once-common universal iconography in favor of an individualistic vision. As they examine the stunning and surprising Eastern iconography of Jesus’s Resurrection, they argue that these images raise profound questions about Christian morality and forgiveness. Illustrated with one hundred and thirty color images, Resurrecting Easter introduces an inclusive, traditional community-based ideal that offers renewed hope and possibilities for our fractured modern society. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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100 Illustrated Bible Verses: Inspiring Words. Beautiful Art.

Pdf Bibles 100 Illustrated Bible Verses: Inspiring Words. Beautiful Art.

Pdf:100 Illustrated Bible Verses: Inspiring Words. Beautiful Art..From the Back Cover A book of comfort and joy, wisdom and grace. A book to turn to, again and again. Read more About the Author Workman Publishing Company has been producing award-winning calendars, cookbooks, parenting guides, and children’s titles, as well as gardening, humor, self-help, and business books, since 1968. From our What to Expect® pregnancy and parenting series and Page-A-Day® Calendars to the iconic 1,000 Places to See Before You Die® and Brain Quest® children's products, our wide range of high-quality non-fiction titles and products inspire, educate, and entertain readers around the globe. Read more

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CHRISTMAS MOSAIC Color By Number: Activity Puzzle Coloring Book for Adults and Teens (MOSAIC Color By Number Books)

Pdf Bibles CHRISTMAS MOSAIC Color By Number: Activity Puzzle Coloring Book for Adults and Teens (MOSAIC Color By Number Books)

Pdf:CHRISTMAS MOSAIC Color By Number: Activity Puzzle Coloring Book for Adults and Teens (MOSAIC Color By Number Books).CHRISTMAS MOSAIC COLOR BY NUMBER BOOK is what you have expected for such a long time! Christmas mood is a very special feeling with expectations of the mystery, love to your family and the unforgettable winter holidays together with your beloved. All these feelings you’ll find on the pages of this BOOK.COLOR BY NUMBER the 25 CHRISTMAS MOSAICS of cute designs using the COLOR PALETTE, marked with 22 different colors. It is so easy to do: take pencils, markers or pens and color the mosaic elements with the color marked by the specified number.You will like how it is lightweight and portable to take on the way.CHRISTMAS MOSAIC COLOR BY NUMBER BOOK is a perfect present both for adults and teens.Enjoy coloring!The MOSAIC Color By Number Books series includes:ANIMAL MOSAIC Color by NumberTRAVEL MOSAIC Color by NumberCHRISTMAS MOSAIC Color by NumberMOSAIC MANDALA Color by Number

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Mother of God Similar to Fire

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Pdf:Mother of God Similar to Fire.Review Stunning . . . the reader is brought to the door of a deep and potentially transformative experience. --PresenceOpen this book and allow these icons to open your eyes to our patron and our companion: Mary, the Mother of God. --James Martin, S.J., author, My Life with the SaintsThis book through its icons and reflections highlights the role of Mary in our salvation history and in our day to day life. She is similar to fire in that she purifies and challenges all that harms human dignity. --Emmanuel Ndlovu, in Grace & Truth Read more About the Author William Hart McNichols, a priest and icon painter, lives in Taos, New Mexico. Described by Time as being among the most famous creators of Christian iconic images in the world, his work has been featured in several books, including You Will Be My Witnesses, The Bride, Christ, All Merciful, and Mary, Mother of All Nations. Mirabai Starr, who also lives in Taos, speaks and leads retreats on the connections between teachings of the mystics, contemplative practice, and social action. She has translated and written introductions for works by St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila, and has edited writings of St. Francis and Hildegard of Bingen. Read more

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Behold the Beauty of the Lord: Praying With Icons

Pdf Bibles Behold the Beauty of the Lord: Praying With Icons

Pdf:Behold the Beauty of the Lord: Praying With Icons.Review Henri J. M. Nouwen, who wrote more than 40 books, remains one of the most popular spiritual writers of our time. This paperback is a revised version of a volume released in 1987.We are assaulted by images in a society where consumerism comes at us through posters, billboards, television, movies and store windows. But icons are a different thing completely. Nouwen presents meditations on four icons: the icon of the Holy Trinity, the icon of the Virgin of Vladimir, the icon of the Savior of Zvenigorod, and the icon of the Descent of the Spirit:'By giving the icons long and prayerful attention talking about them, reading about them, but mostly just gazing at them in silence I have gradually come to know them by heart. I see them now whether they are physically present or not. I have memorized them as I have memorized the Our Father and the Hail Mary, and I pray with them wherever I go.'Icons are a part of the sacred liturgy of the Eastern Orthodox Church and are used in worship services. Nouwen points out that they do not excite our outer senses but speak to our heart. Those who gaze at icons as a spiritual practice believe they draw closer to God in the process. Nouwen presents substantive spiritual analysis of the icon of the Holy Trinity, which he sees as a pathway into the Mystery of God's self-revelation. The icon of the Virgin of Vladimir is an invitation to enter the divine milieu with gratitude and joy. Nouwen sees in the eyes of the icon of the Savior of Zvenigorod a revelation about the mystery of the Incarnation. And, finally, in the icon of the Descent of the Holy Spirit, he feels a celebration of the power and meaning of community. Nouwen concludes:'Working on these meditations has been a great delight. Praying became writing and writing became praying. More energy was granted than consumed in the process. I fervently hope that you who read these meditations will experience some of this same delight, and thus deepen your desire to behold the beauty of the Lord expressed in these holy images.' --Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, spiritualityandpractice.com Read more About the Author Henri J. M. Nouwen is one of the most popular spiritual writers of our time. He wrote more than forty books, among them the bestselling Out of Solitude. He taught at the University of Notre Dame, as well as Yale and Harvard Universities. From 1986 until his death in 1996, he was part of the L'Arche Daybreak community in Toronto, where he shared his life with people with mental disabilities.Robert Lentz, O.F.M., a Franciscan friar, is one of the best-known contemporary icon painters in North America. His work has been shown around the world, has appeared on the covers of many books and magazines, and is featured with the text of Joan Chittister's book, A Passion for Life: Fragments of the Face of God. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. Read more

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Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art, and Culture

Pdf Bibles Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art, and Culture

Pdf:Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art, and Culture.Review 'An artist with the craftsmanship and global appeal of Makoto Fujimura comes along all too rarely. Such an artist with a strong faith commitment who both inspires and leads other artists--now that's really rare. Mako is a fine writer. I learned, and was provoked and frequently moved by these reflections that through Mako's eye have become unique refractions.' --Philip Yancey: author of more than twenty books, including Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? and What's So Amazing About Grace? Read more Review 'Like his art, Makoto Fujimura's essays harbor a depth of luminosity that requires and rewards patient contemplation. This collection is an important contribution to the conversation between faith and art and between art and our beautiful, broken world.' Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Saints for All Occasions Notecards

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Pdf:Saints for All Occasions Notecards.About the Author Barbara Calamari is a freelance writer who has worked in film and television. Sandra DiPasqua is a graphic designer and art director. They have collaborated on Patron Saints, Holy Cards, Visions of Mary, Novena: The Power of Prayer, and Holy Place: Sacred Sites in Catholicism. Both authors live in New York City. Read more

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Have Yourself A Sweary Little Christmas: A Sweary Holiday Coloring Book for Adults

Pdf Bibles Have Yourself A Sweary Little Christmas: A Sweary Holiday Coloring Book for Adults

Pdf:Have Yourself A Sweary Little Christmas: A Sweary Holiday Coloring Book for Adults.18 GIFT IDEAS | COLORING BOOKS FOR GROWN-UPS | ADULT HUMOR Ho F*ckity Ho, I'm Jolly AF!---The Honey BadgerCelebrate the holidays with the Honey Badger as you color these delightfully naughty and unique designs. Grab an extra copy to spice up the annual White Elephant & Secret Santa gift exchange.Product Details:Premium matte-finish cover designPrinted single-sided on bright white paperPerfect for all coloring mediumsPrinted on bright-white 60 pound (90gsm) paper stockLarge format 8.5" x 11.0" (22cmx28cm) pagesBlack patterned reverse pages to minimize bleed-through

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Color the Words of Jesus: A Christian Coloring Book: A Scripture Coloring Book for Adults & Teens (Bible Verse Coloring) (Volume 6)

Pdf Bibles Color the Words of Jesus: A Christian Coloring Book: A Scripture Coloring Book for Adults & Teens (Bible Verse Coloring) (Volume 6)

Pdf:Color the Words of Jesus: A Christian Coloring Book: A Scripture Coloring Book for Adults & Teens (Bible Verse Coloring) (Volume 6).GIFT IDEAS | COLORING BOOKS FOR GROWN-UPS | CHRISTIAN Color the Words of Jesus is a beautifully curated collection of bible verses for Christians centered on the words of Jesus. This Christian coloring book for everyone lets you enjoy the relaxing act of coloring while also deepening your relationship with the Lord. This book is perfect for Christians of all ages and makes a wonderful gift for special Christians in your life. Each single-sided page features a scripture verse in beautiful calligraphy & lettering for meditation and inspiring designs for coloring. The back of each page is black to minimize any potential bleed-through. The back pages also feature calming patterns and the full length bible verses for each coloring page. Celebrate your Christianity by grabbing your colored pencils and spending some time with the Lord! Product Details: Premium matte-finish cover design Printed single-sided on bright white paper Perfect for all coloring mediums High quality 60# (90gsm) paper stock Large format 8.5"x11.0" (22x28cm) pages

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Inspired To Grace Verses For Women: A Christian Coloring Book: A Scripture Coloring Book for Adults & Teens (Bible Verse Coloring) (Volume 7)

Pdf Bibles Inspired To Grace Verses For Women: A Christian Coloring Book: A Scripture Coloring Book for Adults & Teens (Bible Verse Coloring) (Volume 7)

Pdf:Inspired To Grace Verses For Women: A Christian Coloring Book: A Scripture Coloring Book for Adults & Teens (Bible Verse Coloring) (Volume 7).GIFT IDEAS | COLORING BOOKS FOR GROWN-UPS | CHRISTIAN Verses for Women is a beautifully curated collection of bible verses for Christian women centered on womanhood and femininity. This Christian coloring book for everyone lets you enjoy the relaxing act of coloring while also deepening your relationship with the Lord. This book is perfect for women of all ages and makes a wonderful gift for wives, daughters, mothers, sisters & friends, and any other special women in your life. Each single-sided page features a scripture verse in beautiful calligraphy & lettering for meditation and inspiring designs for coloring. The back of each page is black to minimize any potential bleed-through. The back pages also feature calming patterns and the full length bible verses for each coloring page. Celebrate your Christianity by grabbing your colored pencils and spending some time with the Lord!Product Details:Premium matte-finish cover designPrinted single-sided on bright white paperPerfect for all coloring mediumsHigh quality 60# paper stockLarge format 8.5" x 11.0" pages

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Girl, Stop Apologizing (Audible Exclusive Edition): A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals

Pdf Bibles Girl, Stop Apologizing (Audible Exclusive Edition): A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals

Pdf:Girl, Stop Apologizing (Audible Exclusive Edition): A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals.This exclusive Audible edition includes five downloadable prints featuring beautifully designed quotes from the book and access to Rachel's inspirational keynote from the wildly popular Rise Conference."I believe we can change the world. But first, we've got to stop living in fear of being judged for who we are."Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they're afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough.In Girl, Stop Apologizing, number-one New York Times best-selling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people - whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee - instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

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The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

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Pdf:The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness.Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There's one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that's with The Total Money Makeover. It's the simplest, most straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. Where Financial Peace gave you the solid saving and investing principles, this book puts those principles into practice. You'll be exercising your financial strength every day and quickly freeing yourself of worry, stress, and debt. And that's a beautiful feeling.

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The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

Pdf Bibles The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

Pdf:The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness.About the Author Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. His five New York Times bestselling books—Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership, and Smart Money Smart Kids—have sold more than 7 million copies combined. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 8 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations and iHeartRadio. Read more

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Imperfect Courage: Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared

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Pdf:Imperfect Courage: Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared.Review Publisher's Weekly bestsellerECPA bestseller“Jessica’s perspective of global sisterhood and the power of lifting one another up in the midst of fear and scarcity is exactly what we need today. This book is both an invitation and a challenge to bravely show up for ourselves, for the people we love, and for the strangers that we will one day call family. I say, ‘Amen!’” —Brené Brown, PhD, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Braving the Wilderness “I absolutely love this book. Jessica is smart, brave, honest, and funny, and this book is the perfect mix of listening-ear and kick-in-the-pants. Equal parts compassion and challenge, this is a must-read for all of us who want to make a difference with our lives but sometimes find fear and anxiety standing in the way.” —Shauna Niequist, New York Times best-selling author of Present Over Perfect and Bread and Wine “Sometimes a desperate need creates an opportunity to transform the world. Jessica’s story provides a beautifully imperfect tapestry for understanding what surrender and courage can look like when unexpected need tests our faith. She shows us that stepping into our stories can build a path to change someone else’s story. Learn how to harness your fear and transform it into courage that will change the world.” —LaTasha Morrison, founder and president of Be the Bridge  “Pick your reason to read this book: you care about the world, you are an entrepreneur, you love fashion, you love women, you have big ideas, you have a global mind-set, you are a builder, a dreamer, a visionary, a Texan (there is plenty of Texas in Jessica’s story). Imperfect Courage is fuel for all of these. It is as generous and adventurous as Jessica, who is the greatest leader, creator, and friend I’ve ever known.” —Jen Hatmaker, New York Times best-selling author of Of Mess and Moxie and host of the For the Love podcast “Jessica inspires me to think so much bigger than my own two hands. I’m so inspired by her heart and tenacity as an entrepreneur and by her commitment to connecting, empowering, and inspiring women around the world!” —Emily Ley, founder of Simplified and best-selling author of Grace, Not Perfection and A Simplified Life “Jessica Honegger has written a must-read account of how the work of justice goes hand in hand with women’s empowerment. And it all starts with steps of imperfect courage.” —Melissa Russell, chief advancement officer for International Justice Mission “Jessica is such an incredible example of what a leader in business should be. Not only because she’s had the courage to push herself to create a company from the ground up, but because she made her way down the road to success and then turned around and held a lantern up to light the way for the rest of us. This is a must-read for anyone who’s chasing big dreams on a road that feels unsteady!” —Rachel Hollis, New York Times best-selling author of Girl, Wash Your Face “As the CEO of Noonday Collection, Jessica’s lack of pretense and commitment to transparency have earned the trust of artisans and consumers alike. She brings that same approach to Imperfect Courage; each chapter feels like a personal invitation to ride alongside Jessica as she recounts memories that tell of her infectious passion for using entrepreneurship to empower women all over the globe. Her deep conviction for equality and justice is contagious and will change the lives of so many.” —Mica May, founder and CEO of May Designs “Jessica Honegger will captivate you with her adventure of building a company that is shaping and changing the world. You will find yourself crying, laughing, and wondering why you’ve played it so safe in life. She makes you want to risk it all for the good of people and the world, because doing so doesn’t just make life more meaningful; it makes it more fun!” —Jennie Allen, author of Nothing to Prove and founder and visionary of IF:Gathering “This book is your road map to uncovering and pursuing your big dream. Jessica teaches us all how to get past the lies that keep us from living our full potential in the world. As Imperfect Courage illustrates, the more each of us broadens our circle of compassion and embraces the entire globe, the faster the love of God makes it to every corner of the world.” —Amy Brown, co-host of The Bobby Bones Show “In this lovely book, Jessica opens up about the rocky journey of starting Noonday Collection, what she has learned along the way, and how she’s better because of the people she’s met. I’m so excited for you to read this story not just so you’ll know more about Jessica and Noonday but so you’ll know more about yourself and how you, too, can do big things—even if you are scared.” —Jamie Ivey, author of If You Only Knew and host of The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey podcast “Jessica Honegger’s journey is an inspiration not just to entrepreneurs and business leaders but to anyone seeking to pursue the dreams God puts in their hearts. Imperfect Courage is living proof that fashion can play an important part in changing the world and business can be an incredible force for good. The world needs more businesses like Noonday Collection and more mindfully ambitious leaders like Jessica Honegger.” —Megan Tamte, founder and co-CEO of EVEREVE Read more About the Author JESSICA HONEGGER is the founder of Noonday Collection, a fair-trade jewelry company that partners with artisans across the globe to create unique and hand-made pieces of jewelry. She and Noonday work to empower women from a wide variety of communities and cultures to create their own, thriving businesses by partnering with Noonday as an artisan or ambassador. Jessica lives in Austin with her husband and children. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose

Pdf Bibles Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose

Pdf:Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose.Reinvention strategist Marshawn Evans Daniels delivers a practical and inspirational guide for women ready to reclaim their lives and discover a higher purpose after experiencing regret and disappointment - demonstrating that through disruption, life can become sweeter than ever imagined.Marshawn thought she was on the right path. She was a high-powered sports attorney ready to marry the man of her dreams - until she learned he was being unfaithful six days before the wedding. After heartache flipped her seemingly perfect world upside down, she found herself craving a life soaked in purpose, not just success.Believe Bigger is about resilience, reclaiming your life, and how God uses disruption to awaken something greater within. Marshawn opens her heart and shares what it takes to breakthrough to a new, more confident you. She shows readers how painful or unexpected circumstances can redirect you towards what God created you to do.Whether you are drowning in self-doubt and regret, feeling stuck, or sensing a shift but are unable to discern what's next, Marshawn's five stages of divine reinvention will help you gain insight into your ultimate calling and the courage to pursue it. You'll see that disruption is not designed to devastate or destroy, but to develop and redirect.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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Character Carved in Stone: The 12 Core Virtues of West Point That Build Leaders and Produce Success

Pdf Bibles Character Carved in Stone: The 12 Core Virtues of West Point That Build Leaders and Produce Success

Pdf:Character Carved in Stone: The 12 Core Virtues of West Point That Build Leaders and Produce Success.About the Author Pat Williams is senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic. He has more than 50 years of professional sports experience; has written more than 100 books, including the popular Coach Wooden, The Difference You Make, and The Sweet Spot for Success; and is one of America's most sought-after motivational speakers. He lives in Florida. Find out more at www.patwilliams.com.Jim Denney is the author of Walt's Disneyland, Answers to Satisfy the Soul, Writing in Overdrive, and the Timebenders series for young readers. He has written many books with Pat Williams, including Coach Wooden, The Difference You Make, and The Sweet Spot for Success. Learn more at www.writinginoverdrive.com. Read more

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The Total Money Makeover Workbook: Classic Edition: The Essential Companion for Applying the Book’s Principles

Pdf Bibles The Total Money Makeover Workbook: Classic Edition: The Essential Companion for Applying the Book’s Principles

Pdf:The Total Money Makeover Workbook: Classic Edition: The Essential Companion for Applying the Book’s Principles.About the Author Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. His five New York Times bestselling books—Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership, and Smart Money Smart Kids—have sold more than 7 million copies combined. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 8 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations and iHeartRadio. Read more

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Soar!: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up

Pdf Bibles Soar!: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up

Pdf:Soar!: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up.Review 'With his trademark warmth, wisdom and wit, Jakes will inspire you to quit procrastinating and start flying to new heights. If you're ready to take the next step in your career, life and dreams, this book could be the breakthrough you've been waiting for.'―Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, nominated by TIME magazine as one of the top 100 influential leaders in AmericaAs a 30-year entrepreneur, we have technical books to tell us how to start a new business and motivational books to inspire us in pursuit of our dreams. But no book I've read has ever combined the two the way T.D. Jakes does in Soar! Drawing on many personal examples and focusing on the rapid growth of new ventures started by women, Jakes synchronizes information with inspiration to create a perfect set of wings for all dreamers wanting to get off the ground.―Hattie Hill, President & CEO, Women's Foodservice Forum'[T.D. Jakes] is uniquely gifted to help anyone determine and navigate their life into a deeper more successful experience...DESTINY is the road and reading is the way to access your purpose and arrive at a fuller more complete life, career and family experience.'―Tony Robbins, on Destiny'We can always count on a word from God through Bishop Jakes that will not only inspire us but will speak growth to our souls.'―Tyler Perry, bestselling author, actor, and award-winning filmmaker'One of the nation's most popular evangelists--and quite possibly the smartest.'―USA TODAY'This book is AMAZING, it unlocks so many doors and answers so many real questions you can have about your destiny and what life can hold for you.... This book would have saved me a bunch of lost days.'―Steve Harvey, on Destiny'Destiny drove Moses from obscurity to immortality; destiny took Joseph from betrayal to royalty; destiny took David from a shepherd's field to the palace. Bishop T.D. Jakes, in his masterful presentation of 'Destiny,' charts a divine path that will renew your dreams and transform your future.'―John Hagee, on Destiny Read more About the Author T. D. Jakes is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books and is the CEO of TDJ Enterprises, LLP. His television ministry program, The Potter's Touch, is watched by 3.3 million viewers every week. He has produced Grammy Award-winning music as well as hit films such as Heaven Is For Real, Miracles from Heaven, and Jumping the Broom. A master communicator, he hosts MegaFest, Woman Thou Art Loosed, and other conferences attended by tens of thousands. Read more

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Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity

Pdf Bibles Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity

Pdf:Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity.Review 'Once you get a taste of a well-rested life, nothing else will satisfy.' That quote is a nibble of the masterpiece you will feast on in Saundra-Dalton Smith's book SACRED REST. Through a well-balanced weaving of her life's stories, substantiated research, and inspired selection of Scriptures, Saundra has created a perfect mix for challenging each reader to find their place of rest. I highly recommend this book as it's chock full of practical tips and you'll want to buy ten more for your family and friends, or use it for a book club or Bible Study.'―Heidi McLaughlin, international speaker and author of Restless for More, Sand to Pearls, and Beauty Unleashed'Dr. Dalton-Smith has redefined the word REST! In a world with constant 'Cerebral Background Noise' you need this book to learn how to set up rest boundaries for you and your family. I love her assessments for the reader to see where there might be a need for more rest, not just in sleep, but in the area of mental, spiritual and CREATIVE rest! I learned so much in this book, I look forward to sharing it with ALL my patients.' ―Dr. Angie Welikala, CEO, Founder of Healing Agents International. HealingAgents.org Read more About the Author Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an author, speaker, and board-certified physician. She has an active medical practice in Alabama (near the Birmingham area). She received her B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Georgia, and graduated with honors from Meharry Medical College in Nashville. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Baker College and Davenport University in Michigan teaching courses on health, nutrition, and disease progression. Dr. Dalton-Smith is a national and international media resource on the mind, body, spirit connection and has been featured in Women's Day, Redbook, and First For Women magazine. She is the author of Set Free to Live and Come Empty (winner 2016 Golden Scroll Nonfiction Book of the Year and 2016 Illumination Award Gold medalist). She is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association and a repeat keynote speaker at their annual gathering. She has shared her tips on merging faith and medicine with over 16,000 health care professionals to encourage the current and next generation of doctors to treat the whole person. Read more

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Principle-Centered Leadership

Pdf Bibles Principle-Centered Leadership

Pdf:Principle-Centered Leadership.Review Sam Walton Chairman, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Covey's philosophy for creating more meaningful relationships and successes in the workplace is one we should be striving to implement throughout business and industry, in the home and elsewhere, if we expect to be rewarded with happiness and a fulfilling future. I truly believe that the values he stresses in Principle-Centered Leadership are fundamental to developing a total quality environment.Catherine Crier CNN News Anchor The world is in dire need of a paradigm shift in attitudes and values. Stephen Covey gives us the blueprint with which to create a better personal, business, and political environment and produce this fundamental change. All we need do -- is act!Thomas R. Horton Chairman, American Management Association As if Covey's first book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, was not enough, his new book Principle-Centered Leadership is a real tour de force.Phyllis J. Dudenhoffer International President, General Federation of Women's Clubs Principle-Centered Leadership gave me new insights into working with and for our volunteers. The ideas are basic, yet as we go through our life's work we sometimes overlook the simple basic truth. This book inspires me to build a better life.Joshua Hammond President, American Quality Foundation We consider Stephen R. Covey to be one of the five most important contributors to shaping America's next level of thinking in quality.Willard Jule Total Quality Manager, Westinghouse While the works of Deming and Juran have had a big impact on total quality, they give merely the pieces -- the 'things' part; Covey brings the 'people' part -- the glue that holds the pieces together -- that goes way beyond the 'things' and creates an exponential impact by empowering people. Read more About the Author Recognized as one of Time magazine’s twenty-five most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey (1932–2012) was an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author. His books have sold more than twenty-five million copies in thirty-eight languages, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century. After receiving an MBA from Harvard and a doctorate degree from Brigham Young University, he became the cofounder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, a leading global training firm. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Inspired to Soar!: 101 Daily Readings for Building Your Vision

Pdf Bibles Inspired to Soar!: 101 Daily Readings for Building Your Vision

Pdf:Inspired to Soar!: 101 Daily Readings for Building Your Vision.About the Author T. D. Jakes is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books and is the CEO of TDJ Enterprises, LLP. His television ministry program, The Potter's Touch, is watched by 3.3 million viewers every week. He has produced Grammy Award-winning music as well as hit films such as Heaven Is For Real, Miracles from Heaven, and Jumping the Broom. A master communicator, he hosts MegaFest, Woman Thou Art Loosed, and other conferences attended by tens of thousands. Read more

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Soar!: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up

Pdf Bibles Soar!: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up

Pdf:Soar!: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up.Review 'With his trademark warmth, wisdom and wit, Jakes will inspire you to quit procrastinating and start flying to new heights. If you're ready to take the next step in your career, life and dreams, this book could be the breakthrough you've been waiting for.'―Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, nominated by TIME magazine as one of the top 100 influential leaders in AmericaAs a 30-year entrepreneur, we have technical books to tell us how to start a new business and motivational books to inspire us in pursuit of our dreams. But no book I've read has ever combined the two the way T.D. Jakes does in Soar! Drawing on many personal examples and focusing on the rapid growth of new ventures started by women, Jakes synchronizes information with inspiration to create a perfect set of wings for all dreamers wanting to get off the ground.―Hattie Hill, President & CEO, Women's Foodservice Forum'[T.D. Jakes] is uniquely gifted to help anyone determine and navigate their life into a deeper more successful experience...DESTINY is the road and reading is the way to access your purpose and arrive at a fuller more complete life, career and family experience.'―Tony Robbins, on Destiny'We can always count on a word from God through Bishop Jakes that will not only inspire us but will speak growth to our souls.'―Tyler Perry, bestselling author, actor, and award-winning filmmaker'One of the nation's most popular evangelists--and quite possibly the smartest.'―USA TODAY'This book is AMAZING, it unlocks so many doors and answers so many real questions you can have about your destiny and what life can hold for you.... This book would have saved me a bunch of lost days.'―Steve Harvey, on Destiny'Destiny drove Moses from obscurity to immortality; destiny took Joseph from betrayal to royalty; destiny took David from a shepherd's field to the palace. Bishop T.D. Jakes, in his masterful presentation of 'Destiny,' charts a divine path that will renew your dreams and transform your future.'―John Hagee, on Destiny Read more About the Author T. D. Jakes is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books and is the CEO of TDJ Enterprises, LLP. His television ministry program, The Potter's Touch, is watched by 3.3 million viewers every week. He has produced Grammy Award-winning music as well as hit films such as Heaven Is For Real, Miracles from Heaven, and Jumping the Broom. A master communicator, he hosts MegaFest, Woman Thou Art Loosed, and other conferences attended by tens of thousands. Read more

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Las 17 leyes incuestionables del trabajo en equipo / The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Bibles Las 17 leyes incuestionables del trabajo en equipo / The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:Las 17 leyes incuestionables del trabajo en equipo / The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork (Spanish Edition).About the Author John C. Maxwell, escritor, coach y orador, nÚmero 1 en la lista de best sellers del New York Times, fue reconocido en 2014 como el lÍder nÚmero 1 en negocios por la AMA; y como el experto en liderazgo mÁs influyente del mundo por Business Insider y la revista Inc. Sus organizaciones --The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP y la John Maxwell Leadership Foundation-- han formado a mÁs de 5 millones de lÍderes de todo el mundo. Para mÁs informaciÓn, visite JohnMaxwell.com. Read more

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25 maneras de ganarse a la gente: Cómo hacer que los demás se sientan valiosos (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Bibles 25 maneras de ganarse a la gente: Cómo hacer que los demás se sientan valiosos (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:25 maneras de ganarse a la gente: Cómo hacer que los demás se sientan valiosos (Spanish Edition).About the Author John C. Maxwell, escritor, coach y orador, número 1 en la lista de best sellers del New York Times, quien ha vendido más de 26 millones de libros en cincuenta idiomas. Fue reconocido en 2014 como el líder número 1 en negocios por la AMA; y como el experto en liderazgo más influyente del mundo por Business Insider y la revista Inc. Sus organizaciones —The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP y la John Maxwell Leadership Foundation— han formado a más de 5 millones de líderes de todo el mundo. En 2015, alcanzaron la meta de haber formado líderes de cada país en el mundo. El Dr. Maxwell, receptor del Premio Madre Teresa para la Paz Mundial y Liderazgo de la Luminary Leadership Network, habla cada año ante Compañías Fortune 500, presidentes de naciones y muchos de los líderes más importantes del mundo. Para más información, visite JohnMaxwell.com. Read more

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Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

Pdf Bibles Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

Pdf:Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity.In addition to his work as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, and consultant, for the last 16 years August Turak worked alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey, watching firsthand as they undertook new enterprises and sustained an incredibly successful business practice. Service and selflessness are at the heart of this 1,500-year-old monastic tradition's remarkable business success, an ancient though immensely relevant economic model that preserves what is positive and productive about capitalism while transcending its ethical limitations and internal contradictions. Combining the lessons he's learned from 30 years of business experience with intimate portraits of the monks at work, Turak shows how Trappist principles have been successfully applied in a variety of business settings. He demonstrates how the monks and such agnostics as Warren Buffett are wildly successful not despite their fanatical commitment to the highest principles but because of them. Turak also points to other transformational organizations that share critical components of the abbey's philosophy conducive to success.

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Secretos Del Liderazgo De Billy Graham (Spanish Edition)

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Pdf:Secretos Del Liderazgo De Billy Graham (Spanish Edition).From the Back Cover How could a shy young man who grew up on a ranch in Charlotte, N.C., become recognized as one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century? He was remarkably effective not only as a pastor, but also as an innovative and influential general director and worldwide leader. Billy combines a successful leadership style with deep spirituality. Learn why his leadership style produced these outstanding results. Grow by studying his example of skill and effectiveness. Read more About the Author Marshall Shelley es vicepresidente de Christianity Today, Inc. y editor ejecutivo de Leadership Journal. Read more

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Las 21 Cualidades Indispensables De Un Líder (Spanish Edition)

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Pdf:Las 21 Cualidades Indispensables De Un Líder (Spanish Edition).About the Author John C. Maxwell, escritor, coach y orador, número 1 en la lista de best sellers del New York Times, quien ha vendido más de 26 millones de libros en cincuenta idiomas. Fue reconocido en 2014 como el líder número 1 en negocios por la AMA; y como el experto en liderazgo más influyente del mundo por Business Insider y la revista Inc. Sus organizaciones —The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP y la John Maxwell Leadership Foundation— han formado a más de 5 millones de líderes de todo el mundo. En 2015, alcanzaron la meta de haber formado líderes de cada país en el mundo. El Dr. Maxwell, receptor del Premio Madre Teresa para la Paz Mundial y Liderazgo de la Luminary Leadership Network, habla cada año ante Compañías Fortune 500, presidentes de naciones y muchos de los líderes más importantes del mundo. Para más información, visite JohnMaxwell.com. Read more

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Integridad: Valor para hacer frente a las demandas de la realidad (Spanish Edition)

Pdf Bibles Integridad: Valor para hacer frente a las demandas de la realidad (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:Integridad: Valor para hacer frente a las demandas de la realidad (Spanish Edition).From the Back Cover In Integrity, Dr. Cloud explores the six qualities of character that define integrity. He uses stories from well-known business leaders like Michael Dell and sports figures like Tiger Woods to illustrate each of these qualities. He shows us how people with integrity: Are able to connect with others and build trust Are oriented toward reality Finish well Embrace the negative Are oriented toward increase Have an understanding of the transcendent Success is not related to only talent or brains. There are a lot of bright, talented people who are never successful. And the most successful are not only the ones with the most talent. The real factor, Cloud demonstrates, is the makeup of the person. All of us can grow in the kinds of real character that bring about fruitful relationships and achievement of purpose, mission, and goals. Integrity is not something that you either have or don't, but instead is an exciting growth path that all of us can engage in and enjoy. Read more About the Author El doctor Henry Cloud es un conferencista de gran popularidad. Junto al doctor John Townsend es anfitrión del programa de radio New Life Live!, además de ambos ser fundadores de la Clínica Cloud-Townsend y de la organización Cloud-Townsend Resources. Es autor de varios libros premiados con el reconocimiento Medalla de Oro, entre ellos Límites y El poder transformador de los grupos pequeños. El doctor Cloud, su esposa y sus dos hijas radican en el sur de California. Read more

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Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity (Columbia Business School Publishing)

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Pdf:Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity (Columbia Business School Publishing).Review I truly believe this book will improve not only your business but your life. Read it. Apply what you learn and then, in keeping with the very spirit of the book, pass it on to someone else. (Michael Keaton, actor)Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks is an eye-opening read. August Turak delivers a timely, insightful message about the power of purpose and the surprising ways that service can fuel success. The engaging narrative―which is grounded in Turak's rich, diverse experiences as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, and monastic guest―paints a picture of a path to profits that is both pioneering and provocative. (Adam Grant, author of Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success)This book is both quietly provocative and groundbreaking. With great simplicity, August Turak unlocks these monastic 'secrets' that go to the core of succeeding in an economic era in which authenticity and passion have become key. Who knew the monks had so many things right? (Tom Freston, former CEO of Viacom and MTV Networks)The Business Secrets of Trappist Monks is sure to be a business classic. It is a compelling and important tutorial on how to build authentically sustainable companies. August Turak's stories and examples are magical, yet the philosophical ideas they're founded on resonate with truth. It is a must read for the thoughtful executive. (Mark Booth, former chairman and CEO of NetJets Europe)This is an eloquent, powerful book that accentuates the power of trust and the surprising gift that selfless leadership can bring to institutions. August Turak expertly shows how Trappist ways and wisdom connect character to the art of leadership, and how this unique approach can be helpful in our current thinking about leadership, business, and the meaning of our own lives. New insights and ancient truth blend in this remarkable book by a remarkable teacher. (Will Willimon, Duke Divinity School and author of Sinning Like a Christian: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins)This is an inspirational book that presents a different view of business leadership and success that is important for serious and aspiring business leaders to take into consideration. August Turak also has a narrative voice that is both genuine and authoritative, and he has thoughtfully organized 'take-aways' throughout the book into lists that will be extremely useful for readers. (Lindsay Thompson, John Hopkins University- Carey Business School)The book is an inspirational, provocative and ground-breaking tour-de-force and should be required reading for business leaders and in business schools. (Ray Williams Psychology Today)Part philosophy, part economics, and very much about service The Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks will guide you to a better understanding of why you do what you do. (1-800-CEO-Read)A quite serious and often fascinating read. (Chief Executive)Turak has done an excellent job of identifying and articulating the homegrown and unique business model the Trappists use… interesting and unique… It's a book worth reading. (Cistercian Studies Quarterly) Read more About the Author After a corporate career with companies like MTV, August Turak founded two highly successful software businesses, Raleigh Group International (RGI) and Elsinore Technologies. He received a B.A. in history from the University of Pittsburgh and is pursuing a Masters in theology at St. John's University, Minnesota. Turak's essay 'Brother John' received the grand prize in the John Templeton Foundation's Power of Purpose essay contest. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Selling Magazine, the New York Times, and Business Week, and is a popular leadership contributor at Forbes.com. His website is www.augustturak.com. Read more

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Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness

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Pdf:Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness.Review #1 New Release and ongoing Best-seller in multiple categories including:Business Health and StressWomen's InspirationalSelf-HelpWomen's SpiritualityPersonal TransformationPersonal Success12-Step Recovery ProgramsHealth and RecoverySelf-EsteemWomen's Personal DevelopmentMotivational Growth and SpiritualityStress ManagementPain ManagementChronic Pain and more Read more About the Author Angela Howell is a former Fortune 500 corporate sales-hitter, a network marketing two-percenter, and a long-time eating disorder survivor and advocate. She has allowed adversity to be her greatest teacher. When a work injury ended her award-winning sales career, she reinvented herself as a photographer, writer and abstract artist.Angela is the author of Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness. As a national speaker, she shares her compelling story of triumph with a variety of audiences and uses her own coaching program to help clients create A Life Worth Having. Passionate about wellness and success, Angela has been seen in Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, Yahoo News and she is a former contributor to Huffington Post.The Big Brothers Big Sisters organization has been a powerful influence for Angela. She is forever grateful to her own Big Sister for the gift of time and caring through volunteer mentorship. Angela will donate a portion of every book sold to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee to further their work.Angela is devoted to inspiring people to find renewed passions for living, loving, working and playing. And of course, just being! She lives in the Nashville area, is married and has a son in college and too many rescued cats to mention! To learn more about Angela, her book, her art or her coaching program, A Life Worth Having, visit AngelaHowell.com. Your FREE eBook awaits: 10 Secrets to Finding the Gift! Read more

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You, Inc.: The Step by Step Guide for Finding a Business Within You

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Pdf:You, Inc.: The Step by Step Guide for Finding a Business Within You.From the Back Cover You may not realize it, but we were all given a gift that we should be sharing with the world. The experiences you have accumulated throughout your life can turn you into a potential entrepreneur. You have knowledge that other people need, and they're willing to pay for it. So if you're ready to change your life, build an exciting new business, and be your own boss, this book can help guide you to share your knowledge with the world. Knowledge capital is a new reality that offers amazing opportunities for success. This life-changing guide brings together insights, lessons, and strategies that can launch you into an exciting opportunity of turning what you know into a business. By discovering and developing your sellable expertise out of your professional experience, passions, problems, or pain--the '4 Ps'--you can create a business and have a future you'll love. If you're tired of working in a traditional business environment and want to become your own boss, you too can become a knowledge entrepreneur. What's in your brain is a special gift and your best business asset. Sharing your gift can change not only your life but the lives of everyone you reach. Read more About the Author Travis Rosser is a software entrepreneur, speaker, and author. After a decade in the software industry he cofounded Kajabi, a knowledge capital platform that has helped customers redefine themselves as experts, free themselves from the traditional notions of a job, and live more fulfilled lives. Since 2010, Kajabi has helped more than ten thousand people launch their own small businesses, and to this day these knowledge entrepreneurs have generated more than $600 million in sales. Read more

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Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness

Pdf Bibles Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness

Pdf:Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness.Review #1 New Release and ongoing Best-seller in multiple categories including:Business Health and StressWomen's InspirationalSelf-HelpWomen's SpiritualityPersonal TransformationPersonal Success12-Step Recovery ProgramsHealth and RecoverySelf-EsteemWomen's Personal DevelopmentMotivational Growth and SpiritualityStress ManagementPain ManagementChronic Pain and more Read more About the Author Angela Howell is a former Fortune 500 corporate sales-hitter, a network marketing two-percenter, and a long-time eating disorder survivor and advocate. She has allowed adversity to be her greatest teacher. When a work injury ended her award-winning sales career, she reinvented herself as a photographer, writer and abstract artist.Angela is the author of Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness. As a national speaker, she shares her compelling story of triumph with a variety of audiences and uses her own coaching program to help clients create A Life Worth Having. Passionate about wellness and success, Angela has been seen in Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, Yahoo News and she is a former contributor to Huffington Post.The Big Brothers Big Sisters organization has been a powerful influence for Angela. She is forever grateful to her own Big Sister for the gift of time and caring through volunteer mentorship. Angela will donate a portion of every book sold to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee to further their work.Angela is devoted to inspiring people to find renewed passions for living, loving, working and playing. And of course, just being! She lives in the Nashville area, is married and has a son in college and too many rescued cats to mention! To learn more about Angela, her book, her art or her coaching program, A Life Worth Having, visit AngelaHowell.com. Your FREE eBook awaits: 10 Secrets to Finding the Gift! Read more

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Financial Peace Revisited: New Chapters on Marriage, Singles, Kids and Families

Pdf Bibles Financial Peace Revisited: New Chapters on Marriage, Singles, Kids and Families

Pdf:Financial Peace Revisited: New Chapters on Marriage, Singles, Kids and Families.Dave Ramsey's New York Times best-selling guide to better living through financial security, now completely revised and updated. Dave Ramsey knows what it's like to have it all. By age 26, he had established a four-million-dollar real estate portfolio, only to lose it by age 30. He has since rebuilt his financial life and, through his workshops and his New York Times business best sellers Financial Peace and More than Enough, he has helped hundreds of thousands of people to understand the forces behind their financial distress and how to set things right-financially, emotionally, and spiritually. In this new edition of Financial Peace, Ramsey has updated his tactics and philosophy to show even more readers: how to get out of debt and stay out the KISS rule of investing-"Keep It Simple, Stupid" how to use the principle of contentment to guide financial decision making how the flow of money can revolutionize relationships With practical and easy to follow methods and personal anecdotes, Financial Peace is the road map to personal control, financial security, a new, vital family dynamic, and lifetime peace.

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Financial Peace

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Pdf:Financial Peace.Dave Ramsey is a businessman and entrepreneur who accumulated a $4-million real-estate portfolio, only to lose it all - and nearly everything else he owned - by making the same mistake millions of Americans make every day: he got too far into debt to get out. Dave Ramsey is also a Christian family man who, through the turmoil of his financial nightmare, discovered a new way of life. He shared the lessons he learned by writing Financial Peace, a simple but powerful guide that offers practical lessons on how to get out of debt - and stay out.

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Facing Your Giants: The God Who Made a Miracle Out of David Stands Ready to Make One Out of You

Pdf Bibles Facing Your Giants: The God Who Made a Miracle Out of David Stands Ready to Make One Out of You

Pdf:Facing Your Giants: The God Who Made a Miracle Out of David Stands Ready to Make One Out of You.Giants. We must face them. Yet we need not face them alone. This profound look at the life of the biblical figure David digs deeply into the defeats he suffered, and the victories he won, as he faced the giants in his life. When David focused on God, giants tumbled. But when David focused on giants, he stumbled. Goliaths still roam in our world: Debt. Disaster. Dialysis. Divorce. Deceit. Disease. Depression. These super-sized challenges swagger and strut into our lives, pilfering our sleep, embezzling our peace, and robbing us of our joy. And while these giants try to dominate our lives, we know what to do! We've learned what David learned, and we do what David did. We become God focused. We pick up five stones. We make five decisions. And we take a swing.

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Say Yes to No Debt: 12 Steps to Financial Freedom

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Pdf:Say Yes to No Debt: 12 Steps to Financial Freedom.Review Pastor Soaries is well qualified to write a book of the work he has been doing most of his life. He 'walks the talk' which is becoming rare today. He is a teacher and a scholar. -- Steadman Graham, Businessman, author, and speakerI believe that this book by DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. is a financial literacy tool that will help this generation win their freedom from the bondage of debt, delinquency, and deficiency. A must read for anyone seeking a practical guide for avoiding and overcoming financial failure. I encourage all church and organizational leaders to join the dfree movement, by utilizing this incredible resource to set the captives free. -- Bernice A. King, Daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott KingIt is common knowledge to every Bible believer that the debtor is a slave to the lender. Dr. DeForest “Buster” Soaries, Jr.’s new, updated dfree edition offers keys that unshackle the chains of bondage for those under the influence of affluence and caught in the traps conspicuous consumption. This book is the foremost guide to joyous, debt-free living. -- Bishop T. D. Jakes, CEO of TDJ Enterprises and New York Times best-selling authorTo rid yourself of the shackles of debt, you must first get your mind right. Say Yes to No Debt is the perfect book to help you do just that, by unpacking the psychological causes behind debt and then offering insightful, yet highly practical strategies for debt-free living. But Say Yes to No Debt is more than a book, or even just a concept. It’s a movement that can help Americans of all backgrounds and faiths. -- Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach and author of the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt Read more About the Author DeForest B. Soaries Jr. is the Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey. He formerly served as New Jersey’s Secretary of State and his work was featured in the acclaimed CNN documentary “Almighty Debt.” Soaries earned degrees from Fordham University (BA), Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv) and United Theological Seminary (DMin). He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Donna, and twin sons, Malcolm and Martin. Read more

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Brave Love: Making Space for You to Be You

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Pdf:Brave Love: Making Space for You to Be You.About the Author Lisa is the founder of and designer for Lisa Leonard Designs. With Lisa’s creativity and her husband Steve’s vision, together they turned her hobby into a multi-million dollar company. Today they employ more than 150 people in three countries reaching around the world.  Lisa is a popular jewelry designer, blogger and speaker, sharing her story around the country. Lisa and Steve partner with non-profit organizations and ministries to protect the vulnerable and serve those in need. Lisa, Steve, and their sons David and Matthias live on the Central Coast of California. They love slow mornings, good coffee, chocolate chip pancakes, and adventure. Lisa’s favorite things are treasure hunting at local thrift stores, dabbling in photography, and having heart-to-heart conversations over coffee. Read more

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Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

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Pdf:Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation.Amazon.com Review The old Quaker adage, 'Let your life speak,' spoke to author Parker J. Palmer when he was in his early 30s. It summoned him to a higher purpose, so he decided that henceforth he would live a nobler life. 'I lined up the most elevated ideals I could find and set out to achieve them,' he writes. 'The results were rarely admirable, often laughable, and sometimes grotesque.... I had simply found a 'noble' way of living a life that was not my own, a life spent imitating heroes instead of listening to my heart.' Thirty years later, Palmer now understands that learning to let his life speak means 'living the life that wants to live in me.' It involves creating the kind of quiet, trusting conditions that allow a soul to speak its truth. It also means tuning out the noisy preconceived ideas about what a vocation should and shouldn't be so that we can better hear the call of our wild souls. There are no how-to formulas in this extremely unpretentious and well-written book, just fireside wisdom from an elder who is willing to share his mistakes and stories as he learned to live a life worth speaking about. --Gail Hudson Read more From Publishers Weekly A gifted academic who formerly combined a college teaching career with community organizing, Palmer took a year's sabbatical to live at the 'intentional' Quaker community of Pendle Hill in Pennsylvania. Instead of leaving at year's end, he became the community's dean of studies and remained there for 10 years. Palmer (The Courage to Teach) shares the lessons of his vocational and spiritual journey, discussing his own burnout and intense depression with exceptional candor and clarity. In essays that previously appeared in spiritual or educational journals and have been reworked to fit into this slim volume, he suggests that individuals are most authentic when they follow their natural talents and limitations, as his own story demonstrates. Since hearing one's 'calling' requires introspection and self-knowledge (as suggested by the eponymous Quaker expression), Palmer encourages inner work such as journal-writing, meditation and prayer. Recognizing that his philosophy is at odds with popular, essentially American attitudes about self-actualization and following one's dreams, Palmer calls vocation 'a gift, not a goal.' He deftly illustrates his point with examples from the lives of people he admires, such as Rosa Parks, Annie Dillard and Vaclav Havel. A quiet but memorable addition to the inspirational field, this book has the quality of a finely worked homily. The writing displays a gentle wisdom and economy of style that leaves the reader curious for more insight into the author's Quaker philosophy. (Oct.) Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Financial Peace Revisited: New Chapters on Marriage, Singles, Kids and Families

Pdf Bibles Financial Peace Revisited: New Chapters on Marriage, Singles, Kids and Families

Pdf:Financial Peace Revisited: New Chapters on Marriage, Singles, Kids and Families.From Publishers Weekly An updated, expanded version of Ramsey's first book about overcoming debt and managing personal finances, this edition boasts new chapters on the relationship between money matters and family matters. (Originally self-published in 1992, Financial Peace had its sales bolstered by Ramsey's eponymous personal finance radio talk show; the 1997 Viking edition became a business bestseller.) When it comes to solving money problems, Ramsey knows whence he speaks: he had made and lost a real estate fortune by age 30. His straightforward guide to fiscal tranquility covers the basics of career (work hard in a job you're good at), savings (sock away 10% of your take-home pay), investments (invest long-term with pretax dollars) and spending (live below your income). The new chapters offer financial advice for singles, spouses and parents-agreeing on money matters, Ramsey says, leads to 'fabulous unity' in a marriage. Commentary from Ramsey's wife, Sharon, concludes each chapter; while often a bit drippy ('Communicating with those closest to you is important. A lot of times this will be your spouse or your best friend'), it puts another reassuring layer on an already warm (sometimes Christian-themed) and helpful text. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more About the Author Dave Ramsey, the nationally-syndicated radio host of 'The Money Game' and bestselling author, has helped thousands through Financial Peace University-a 12-week financial planning program. He presents seminars in churches and corporations throughout the country. He holds a degree in finance and real estate and lives with his family in Nashville Tennessee. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Flipping the Switch: Unleash the Power of Personal Accountability Using the QBQ!

Pdf Bibles Flipping the Switch: Unleash the Power of Personal Accountability Using the QBQ!

Pdf:Flipping the Switch: Unleash the Power of Personal Accountability Using the QBQ!.From Publishers Weekly Leadership guru Miller expands on the anti-buck-passing principles of his QBQ: The Question Behind the Question in this winsome volume of business homiletics. The QBQ methodology aims to replace plaintive, querulous thoughts of 'Why is this happening to me?' and 'When will others do things right?' with more constructive questions like 'What can I do to contribute?' This shift in perspective, he contends, short-circuits the unhelpful behaviors of blaming, complaining, procrastinating and 'thinking like a victim,' and empowers people to solve problems themselves instead of whining about them. The ethos of personal accountability, he continues, reinforces other virtuous habits, including learning, creativity, service and trust, and imbues organizations with a cheerful, cooperative, can-do spirit. The author conveys these truths in a plainspoken style, replete with business anecdotes on such topics as great (or sullen) customer service, the importance of delegating and the demoralizing effects of e-mail flame wars. Miller's credo of personal accountability is not a sufficient moral code; sometimes it licenses unreasonable-and somewhat ironic-demands for customer pampering, as when Miller wishes a hotel clerk would make himself personally accountable for shining his scuffed shoes. Still, Miller's call for active engagement instead of passive resentment is a useful one that readers will find easily digestible and mildly inspiring. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more About the Author John G. Miller is the founder of QBQ, Inc., an organizational development company dedicated to making personal accountability a core value for organizations and individuals. QBQ, Inc. has worked with hundreds of Fortune 500 and other companies and governmental and non-government organizations internationally. Miller, who appears frequently on national television and radio, is the author of the bestselling QBQ! The Question Behind the Question and Flipping the Switch: Five Keys to Success at Work and in Life. He lives in Denver. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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You Are The Team: 6 Simple Ways Teammates Can Go From Good To Great

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Pdf:You Are The Team: 6 Simple Ways Teammates Can Go From Good To Great.Review Even though I usually spend a lot of time on the plane reading, this trip I had planned on just relaxing. I started this book and it was difficult to put it down. I read it not once but three times on my last trip. This book is exactly what I need for my team. I have several sales and support people who I am responsible for and which I care a lot about. They are an excellent successful sales team. But I have been wondering what to do next to bring us more together and on the same page. After reading 'You Are the Team', I knew exactly what to do. I want to make sure each one of my team members have an opportunity to read this inspiring book on teamwork. It is an excellent, easy to read and full of wonderful powerful motivation stories that can make you feel good about yourself and your team.~Fred Thomas - Vice President of Sales ArcOne Read more About the Author Michael Rogers is the author of You Are the Team—6 Simple Ways Teammates Can Go from Good to Great, and an Inc. Top 100 Leadership speaker. Michael is president of The Teamwork and Leadership Company, a workshop and consulting group focused on building better teams and leaders. As a speaker, trainer, and consultant, Michael has worked for over 20 years with hundreds of senior and middle level leaders in building more effective teams. His blog, Teamwork and Leadership, regularly ranks in the top ten blogs in leadership and has a monthly following of over 30,000. Michael resides with his wife, Terri, in beautiful Cedar City, Utah. They have been married for 30 years and have six sons (one daughter-in-law), two daughters (two son-in-laws), and seven grandchildren. Read more

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From Fire, By Water: My Journey to the Catholic Faith

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Pdf:From Fire, By Water: My Journey to the Catholic Faith.Review 'Sohrab Ahmari is emerging as one of the finest minds and writers of his generation, and the story of his conversion recounted here will stay with the reader for a very long time.'— Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, from the Foreword 'From Fire, By Water is not so much about Sohrab Ahmari but about the work of divine grace in his soul disposed to hear God's voice calling him with immeasurable and enduring love. It is the story of the journey of faith in which it is always God Who first calls us to believe in Him and place all our trust in Him. The same humility before God, which disposed the author to respond to God's call, permits him to give a most compelling and indeed inspiring account of how he came to know God, to love Him and to serve Him with all his heart. The author's extraordinary gift for writing truly approaches, as best as one can at any given time, a true account of the incomparable beauty of the reality he recounts.' — Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke 'Relentlessly honest, deeply moving, Sohrab Ahmari's story of his intellectual and spiritual journey from dismissive disbelief to vibrant Catholic faith—a journey propelled by some intriguing companions, including Nietzsche, Camus, and Koestler—is food for both mind and soul and an important testimony to the invigorating power of truth.'— George Weigel, Author, Witness to Hope and The End and the Beginning 'This book is a testimony of Eucharistic triumph. God seeks us and will transform us if we let Him. Sohrab Ahmari's beautiful memoir will help all of us trust in God alone better.' — Kathryn Jean Lopez, Editor-at-Large of National Review 'Memoirs written by people who are still in their thirties are almost never of interest to anyone. Sohrab Ahmari's, however, is a grand exception. It's a gripping account of the fascinating life of someone who was born to a liberal family in post-revolutionary Iran, migrated to the United States where he and his mother lived among Mormons in Utah, made a series of bad choices, and found his way to political conservatism and a career in journalism, and wrestled with God—unsuccessfully—to stay out of the Catholic Church.' — Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University 'Lives — indeed, as I believe, eternal destinies — will be changed by this book. I wish every angry young man who hates God could read this moving, challenging personal confession of a still-young man who has been where they are, and who gained wisdom and release.' — Rod Dreher, The American Conservative 'Buy Sohrab's superb book for its story of personal faith but also its revelations of life under a farcical theocracy.'— Tim Stanley, The Catholic Herald 'Remarkable. . . . a book of many virtues, the most unexpected of which is Ahmari's subtle brand of comedy . . . . From Fire, by Water is a spiritual memoir perfectly suited to our time.' — Jonathan V. Last, Commentary 'Ahmari's memoir took me to places I have never been, and gave me a fresh look at people and places that seemed very familiar. Most especially, Ahmari's book explored a restless human heart, searching and seeking, until, quite unexpectedly, coming to rest in the Lord.'— JD Flynn, Catholic News Agency 'If you're going to write a book about your religious conversion it'd better be a great yarn. And if you're going to write a memoir while you're still in your early thirties you'd better be a great writer. In From Fire, by Water Sohrab Ahmari has both boxes checked. . . . Ahmari is a precise and evocative writer, which makes From Fire, by Water easy reading and good reading.'— Matthew Hennessey, The University Bookman 'A thought-provoking story . . . a breath of fresh air . . .The author is a gifted wordsmith, ably portraying a variety of colorful scenes and scenarios — physical and philosophical.'— Lela Gilbert, Newsmax '[A] forthright and well-written spiritual memoir.'— Hannah Niemeier, The New Criterion 'His book offers a long, candid, and unsparing look at the young Ahmari, at the Shi'ite Muslim society into which he was born in Iran, and the secular America where he came into maturity.'— Philip F. Lawler, author of Smoke of Satan; editor of Catholic World News 'From Fire, By Water is a book that I would place in the hands of any young, over-confident, over-zealous skeptic. It's a book that college-age kids need to read as they flirt, perhaps for the first time, with new ideas that sound avant-garde and rebellious for rebellion's sake, but only end up disappointing.' — Andrew Walker, The Public Discourse Read more About the Author Sohrab Ahmari is the op-ed editor of the New York Post and a contributing editor of the Catholic Herald. Previously, he served as a columnist and editor with the Wall Street Journal opinion pages in New York and London, and as senior writer at Commentary magazine. His work has also been published in the New York Times, the Times Literary Supplement, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Weekly Standard, First Things, Dissent and America, among many other publications. Ahmari is also the author of The New Philistines: How Identity Politics Disfigure the Arts. Read more

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Non-Negotiable: The Story of Happy State Bank & The Power of Accountability

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Pdf:Non-Negotiable: The Story of Happy State Bank & The Power of Accountability.Review 'Are certain 'absolutes' really that important? Only if you want a hugely successful business based on integrity and trust. Whether you own and/or lead a small business, large conglomerate or anything in between, this terrific book will equip you with 20 core, non-negotiable principles that will help you build a committed, happy and empowered team of people. Your customers will love you, and a very consistently high bottom line will be the result. If I may suggest, buy a copy of this book for all the leaders and future leaders in your life.' --Bob Burg, coauthor of The Go-Giver'Sam Silverstein has, once again, given us all a gift of his insight and wisdom wrapped in the reality of a true-life success story. Non-Negotiable will change your thoughts, ideas, and actions which will change your life.' --Jim Stovall, Bestselling author, The Ultimate Gift'As a person who has built four multimillion dollar businesses from the ground up, I can tell you without any hesitation the understanding and application of the principles in Non-Negotiable is what it takes to be successful. In fact I can't imagine anyone or any organization being successful without them. What I love about the book is the writer, Sam Silverstein. Sam is not sharing theory; he is sharing his heart, his passion, and his knowledge of what works from good old-fashioned sweat equity. You will love this book!' --Paul Martinelli, president of the John Maxwell Team 'This powerful message about the direct linkage between values and success should be practiced in every business.' --Brian Tracy, author of The Power of Self-Confidence Read more From the Back Cover 'As someone who's written about successful companies--both large and small--I have learned one thing: The principles of success are simple, but the execution of those principles is hard. The primary job of leadership is to clearly present and continually reinforce what their company stands for. In this book, Sam Silverstein shows how J. Pat Hickman and the team at Happy State Bank have done just that. Their principles are non-negotiable, meaning that they are firm, fixed, unwavering. And that is how you create a meaningful organization that will endure.' --Robert Spector, cofounder of Robert Spector Consulting, and author of The Nordstrom Way  'Nearly every Hall of Fame athlete, nearly every revered musician or artist, nearly every prolific writer, and nearly every prosperous banker (and you could keep naming professions) will state unequivocally that he or she learned great lessons from someone in the same career field, and that most of those lessons crossed over into many other areas of their lives. Non-Negotiable is the story of Pat Hickman. It's a book that tells the story of a unique and highly successful businessman, but provides life lessons for everyone. Author Sam Silverstein has fully captured the spirit of Pat Hickman, and almost every page of Non-Negotiable proves why he has been so successful. Chapter 20, in particular, is a superlative list of how to live a great life. This book is not just about Pat Hickman's success, but how you, too, can learn and do what generates a high level of success in your life. I suggest that you make reading Non-Negotiable nonnegotiable.' --Mary Morrissey, author of Building Your Field of Dreams Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Excellence Wins: A No-Nonsense Guide to Becoming the Best in a World of Compromise

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Pdf:Excellence Wins: A No-Nonsense Guide to Becoming the Best in a World of Compromise."Horst Schulze created a culture of service that should be a role model for all of us. By committing to the highest standards of professionalism - and creating the right systems to achieve them - he inspired thousands of people to embrace and embody the core ideal of sheer unadulterated excellence. With this profoundly useful book, Schulze now shares his story, and his methods, so that the rest of us can be uplifted and taught by the master himself." (Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, co-author of Built to Last) "Horst Schulze's influence on my family and our business is undeniable. His approach to customer service revolutionized the hotel industry and set a high bar for all of us. His new book, Excellence Wins, weaves Horst's personal story with the practical wisdom he's gleaned from an incredible career of servant leadership. It's a must read for leaders and anyone passionate about serving people." (Dan Cathy, chairman and CEO, Chick-fil-A) CEOs. Leaders without titles. Startups. Corporations. For-profits. Nonprofits. It doesn't matter who you are or what you do - you want to become the best. You want to win, every time. Horst Schulze knows how to win. In Excellence Wins, Schulze, in his absolute no-nonsense approach, shares the visionary and disruptive principles that have produced immense global successes over the course of his still-prolific 50-year career. As the co-founder and former president of Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., Schulze fearlessly led the company to unprecedented multi-billion dollar growth, setting the business vision and people-focused standards that made the Ritz-Carlton brand globally elite. Schulze's principles are both versatile and utterly practical to leaders of every age, career stage, and industry. You don't need a powerful title or a line of direct reports - you have everything you need to use them right now. If you're searching for the blueprint to beating the competition and out-performing everyone around you, look no further than Excellence Wins. Schulze pulls no punches as a masterful guide to becoming the very best in a world of routine compromise. Unleash the disruptive power of your true potential, own your career trajectory, and experience the game-changing proof firsthand: Excellence Wins.

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Excellence Wins: A No-Nonsense Guide to Becoming the Best in a World of Compromise

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Pdf:Excellence Wins: A No-Nonsense Guide to Becoming the Best in a World of Compromise.About the Author Horst Schulze is Founder, Chairman & CEO of the Capella Hotel Group, and Co-founder & Former COO of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co.  Schulze is a legendary leader and global titan of business.  His visionary and disruptive principles have reshaped the concepts of excellence, service, and competitive advantage, transcending divisions of industry across the business landscape. Upon co-founding the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. in 1983, Schulze singlehandedly set the business operation and service standards that made the Ritz-Carlton brand globally elite and world-famous.  Under Schulze’s prodigious leadership, The Ritz-Carlton, a multi-billion dollar international enterprise, was awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award twice—an unprecedented achievement, as The Ritz-Carlton remains the only hotel company to ever receive the prestigious award. In 2002, Schulze founded a second company, The Capella Hotel Group, raising the bar set at the Ritz-Carlton even higher to pioneer the first “ultraluxury” guest experience. Horst Schulze is a highly sought after keynote speaker for numerous global businesses and organizations.  He and his wife, Sheri, live in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more

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Accelerate your impact: Action-Based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path

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Pdf:Accelerate your impact: Action-Based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path.About the Author JJ DiGeronimo, president of Tech Savvy Women, is one of the most highly regarded speakers, authors and executive strategists to attract, retain and advance professional women in technology and related fields. Through her keynotes and executive sessions, JJ shares effective leadership and inclusion strategies to retain and develop diverse talent. Her work is featured in Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, along with many other publications. JJ began her career designing computer infrastructures for Fortune 500 companies after graduating with a computer information systems degree in 1995. She stays involved with emerging technologies, as she is a strategic adviser to venture capitalists, investment teams and executives as it relates to routes-to-market and repeatable revenue streams. With 20 years of experience in high tech, JJ advanced from entry-level technology positions into leadership positions within Silicon Valley-based technology companies. Recently, JJ completed eight years at VMware, where she focused on data center technologies: cloud computing, virtualization and SDDC. JJ is now a featured columnist for Smart Business, a regular guest on TV and radio shows and a speaker for many corporate events including Amazon, Ingram Micro, RIT, Cisco, Sears Holding Co., Clemson University, Symantec, VMware, Grace Hopper, KeyBank, EMC and many other organizations. She includes these experiences along with hours of leadership research in her book, The Working Woman's GPS. She also contributed to the book, The Confident Woman: Tapping Into Your Inner Power and hosts regular videos on www.TechSavvyWomen.TV. Throughout her career, JJ has made a positive impact within the technology industry. Her accomplishments and contributions include: • Top 100 Women Visionary Leaders To Watch In 2016, Innov8tiv, 2016 • JumpStart board member, nonprofit Accelerator for High Growth Companies, 2015 • Strategic adviser for STEMPoweredKids, CoolTechGirls and Her Ideas in Motion, 2014 • Initiated 'What DO Women in STEM DO?' video channel, 2013 • Named to Top 25 People in Technology by Inside Business, Cleveland • Next Generation Indie Book Award for The Working Woman's GPS, 2011 • Co-creator of Diversity Corporate Initiative Women on Purpose at VMware, to empower and advance women in the technology industry, 2009 • Launched Tech Savvy Women, an experienced network of women in tech and related fields, 2008 • Innovation Award from the Small Business, 2005 • Entrepreneur Magazine featured her company, TechStudents, the largest database of technology graduates from 300 colleges and universities, 2004 Tech Savvy Women: Experienced Women in Tech, Creating a Competitive Advantage Tech Savvy Women LLC is a firm that works to attract, retain, celebrate and promote experienced women in technology and related industries. Since its inception, Tech Savvy Women has hosted hundreds of events for professional women in technology. Additionally, the company facilitates recruiting and retention sessions for executives and organizational leaders looking to interlock their diverse talent with business value. Tech Savvy Women members share a wealth of knowledge, experience and value with thousands of Women in Tech representing various industries and technical disciplines. Read more

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The Little Book of Restorative Justice: Revised and Updated (Justice and Peacebuilding)

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Pdf:The Little Book of Restorative Justice: Revised and Updated (Justice and Peacebuilding).About the Author Howard Zehr directed the first victim offender conferencing program in the U.S. and is one of the original developers of restorative justice as a concept. A prolific writer and editor, speaker, educator, and photojournalist, Zehr has spoken and trained others throughout North America and in more than 25 other countries, including Brazil, Japan, Jamaica, Northern Ireland, the Ukraine, and New Zealand, where a restorative approach in the juvenile justice system has led to a dramatic drop in youth crime.Zehr is Distinguished Professor of Restorative Justice and co-director of the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, Virginia). Zehr received his B.A. from Morehouse College, his M.A. from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Read more

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The Way of the Shepherd: 7 Ancient Secrets to Managing Productive People

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Pdf:The Way of the Shepherd: 7 Ancient Secrets to Managing Productive People.From Publishers Weekly The contrivance of this leadership handbook is a story-within-a-story: when a newbie business reporter snags an interview with a powerful CEO, the businessman takes the journalist under his wing and reveals the seven secrets he learned from his own mentor many years ago. These 'secrets' turn out to be the very same principles that drive other leadership books: respect your employees and they will follow you; know their hopes and personalities; instill a sense of group identification and trust; give 100% from the heart at all times. What’s unique about this leadership manual is its view that 'people are a lot like sheep,' leading to an overarching sheep metaphor that drives the entire book. In the chapter on direction, for example, the mentor urges shepherd-managers to lead with gentle nudges of the staff before employing the heavy-handed, painful prodding of the rod. The chapter on company identification talks about the need for 'tagging' the sheep so they are instantly recognizable as a cohesive flock. And who knew that the phrase 'pull the wool over his eyes' originated in actual shepherding techniques?Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more From the Back Cover Find inspiration and a fresh perspective on the art of leadership in this account of a cub reporter who lands the interview of a lifetime and walks away with the keys to exceptional leadership. When the reporter meets with the most respected CEO in America, the businessman shares the seven secrets he learned long ago from his mentor--an eccentric but brilliant professor who taught him proven management principles that, while ancient in origin, are applicable in today's fast-paced, high-tech world. The Way of the Shepherd is a compact, heart-warming story dotted with humor. It will teach you how to lead the people close to you so they will view their work as a calling rather than merely a job, a place to belong rather than a place to work. It shows leaders how to infuse work with meaning and how to engage, energize, and ignite their workforce and gives employees a better understanding of what makes for a quality work experience. It is a powerful metaphor for leaders that reaches back 5,000 years. It is . . . The Way of the Shepherd. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Confessions (Oxford World's Classics)

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Pdf:Confessions (Oxford World's Classics).Review 'Chadwick's translation is superb.' -Church History'If the Latin is a 'work of high art', so is this translation.'-The Times'A masterpiece beyond classification.'-Church Times'...Chadwick has the gift for being able to pinpoint significant, as well as sometimes unfamiliar aspects of the life of the church: and in this respect his footnotes in the present volume do not disappoint us.'-Expository Times'Excellent translation ... this new translation is the most readable version in modern English'-Vernon J. Bourke, Saint Louis University'It is a great pleasure to welcome a translation of the Confessions from one who is both a scholar and a lover of Augustine. There is a concise but very informative introduction, and a bibliography which will be extremely helpfull to the students who wants to read some of the work of Augustine's contemporaries in extenso. The translation itself is clear and accessible ... of available English version, this offers the most comprehensive identification of scriptural allusions in the text.'-Rowan Williams, Journal of Theological Studies Read more About the Author Henry Chadwick, former Master, Peterhouse, Cambridge. Read more

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Becoming Dallas Willard: The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ Follower

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Pdf:Becoming Dallas Willard: The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ Follower.Review 'I knew Dallas Willard very well. He supervised my dissertation at USC, and upon graduation in 1985, he and Jane seemed to adopt my wife and me as their children. Those who did not know Dallas in person can get a good sense of him from his lectures and writings. But what has been a gnawing omission is the details of his life made available to the public-until now. Gary Moon's incredible book Becoming Dallas Willard fills this void and more. It is a first-rate, accurate, honest, timely, and riveting biography. If you enjoy Dallas's lectures and writings, you need to read this book. I am so thankful to Gary for doing such a careful and painstakingly accurate treatment of the life of the greatest man I ever met.' (J. P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University; author of Love Your God With all Your Mind)'I will treasure this book for the rest of my life because Dallas is truly present in it.' (Aaron Preston, associate professor of philosophy, Valparaiso University)'This is the best book I've read in a while-no exaggeration! I heartily recommend it, but with a warning wrapped in a prayer: get ready to weep, both in empathy for your friend's suffering and in gratitude for the beautiful life God fashioned through it. The eyes are the window of the soul. Jesus' ancient followers remind us that tears are a gift that cleans the window and allows light to flood the inner self. I'm a little brighter inside for having read this book. My prayer is that our Father may grant you the same gift through these pages.' (Daniel Napier, associate professor of theology, Austin Graduate School of Theology)'Gary Moon has provided a detailed and intimate depiction of the life of Dallas Willard from his inauspicious beginnings in rural Missouri to his full stature as a philosophical and spiritual thinker of extraordinary intelligence, wisdom, and clarity. In addition to sharing numerous and often heart-rending stories of Dallas's accomplishments, setbacks, and defining experiences, Moon describes the development of Willard's philosophical and religious thought and how it informed, and was informed by, his experiences and actions. What emerges is a well-rounded description of a man whose humility, immense knowledge, commitment to truth, and dedication to the well-being of others left those whose lives he touched forever improved. This is the story of a good man, and we are indebted to Gary Moon for telling it.' (Walter Hopp, associate professor of philosophy, Boston University)'An exceptional thinker and person whose work and example had a profound influence on so many, Dallas Willard was one of the truly wise men I have known. Gary Moon has written an engaging biography of this philosopher, university professor, and religious thinker who, though an ordinary man of the people, had an extraordinary impact. Moon weaves together the intriguing details of Willard's life, career, ideas, and writings to present an engaging portrait of a philosopher who made a real difference in our understanding of our times, in the lives of his students, for his many readers, and especially for those of us who were fortunate enough to know and work with him.' (Brendan Sweetman, department of philosophy, Rockhurst University)'The Willard wit and charm appear on nearly every page of this edifying book. Those who knew Dallas well will learn more besides, much of it truly captivating. Gary Moon manages to weave what is anecdotally interesting with what is spiritually compelling, and the whole thing is layered with philosophical richness without which there would be no Dallas Willard. ' (R. Douglas Geivett, professor of philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University)'I think many people will surprised, encouraged and, yes, pained by Dallas's journey. Still, this is a story that will prolong his important legacy.' (Keith Matthews, Azusa Pacific University)'Only a man of Gary Moon's astute perspective, intellectual acumen, and spiritual insight could write a biography that accomplishes what most don't. Becoming Dallas Willard combines Dallas's ordinary but compelling life events with a thoughtful grasp of Willard's intellectual journey through spirituality, philosophy, and psychology. This is a rare accomplishment for a biographer, but reading this story has a third benefit beyond knowledge and understanding, which is the ability to change us as readers. Moon's words can move us so deeply that we are not just reading a book, but participating in our own personal transformation. This is an amazing biography for a time such as ours.' (Roy M. Carlisle, acquisitions director at Independent Institute)''Dallas was a wonderfully disruptive presence in the world,' may be the best description of the man whose theology has helped all of us understand and experience God and his kingdom in clear, hopeful, and magnificent ways. But Dallas's humanity was, to me, as strong a draw to him as his mind. Gary has managed to capture both the brilliance and the brokenness of Dallas, and I think the weaving of those two threads together is what God used to shape this most unique and winsome of men. This story is ministering to some of the most broken and wounded parts of my soul.' (Nancy Ortberg, CEO of Transforming the Bay with Christ)'C. S. Lewis once wrote, 'no possible degree of holiness or heroism which has ever been recorded of the greatest saints is beyond what He [God] is determined to produce in every one of us in the end.' In Becoming Dallas Willard, Dr. Gary Moon presents in narrative a developing portrait of a modern saint, a man who both believed and lived the sober truth that real change is possible for all of us. Gratefully, Gary does not write a hagiographic account of one great man's life that awakens desire to become a truly good person but frustrates us with no idea of what to do. I intend to reread what Dallas wrote. His thoughts just might light the path to where I long to go.' (Larry Crabb, psychologist, author, When God's Ways Make No Sense) Read more About the Author Gary W. Moon (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is director of the Martin Family Institute and Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He also codirects Fuller's doctor of ministry degree program in spiritual direction, which blends ancient Christian spirituality, Ignatian spirituality, and spiritual formation insights from Dallas Willard. He served as distinguished professor of psychology and Christian spirituality at Richmont Graduate University, editor in chief for the journal Conversations, and director of the Renovaré International Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation. His books include Apprenticeship with Jesus and Falling for God. Read more

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48 Days to the Work You Love: Preparing for the New Normal

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Pdf:48 Days to the Work You Love: Preparing for the New Normal.About the Author Dan Miller is president of 48 Days LLC, specializing in creative thinking for increased personal and business success. He is the author of 48 Days to the Work You Love, No More Mondays, and Wisdom Meets Passion: When Generations Collide and Collaborate. Dan also writes for CBN.com, Crosswalk.com, In Touch, AARP, Success magazines and the Zig Ziglar newsletter.   Dan has been a guest on CBS’ The Early Show, MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Mathews, 700 Club’s Living The Life and Fox Business News with Dave Ramsey Show.   He and his wife, Joanne, live in Franklin, Tennessee. Read more

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My Father's Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company

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Pdf:My Father's Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company."This classic story told through the eyes of my friend Cal Jr. is instructive in almost every area of life. I simply could not put it down. Must-read!" (Dave Ramsey, best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio show host) The first-person account of the family that changed the American retail landscape.  Longtime Dollar General CEO Cal Turner, Jr. shares his extraordinary life as heir to the company founded by his father Cal Turner, Sr. and his grandfather, a dirt farmer turned Depression-era entrepreneur. Cal's narrative is at its heart a father-son story, from his childhood in Scottsville, Kentucky, where business and family were one, to the triumph of reaching the Fortune 300 - at the cost of risking that very father/son relationship. Cal shares how the small-town values with which he was raised helped him guide Dollar General from family enterprise to national powerhouse. Chronicling three generations of a successful family with very different leadership styles, Cal Jr. shares a wealth of wisdom from a lifetime on the entrepreneurial front lines. He shows how his grandfather turned a third-grade education into an asset for success. He reveals how his driven father hatched the game-changing dollar price point strategy and why it worked. And he explains how he found his own leadership style when he took his place at the helm - values-based, people-oriented, and pragmatic. Cal's story provides a riveting look at the family love and drama behind Dollar General's spectacular rise, pays homage to the working-class people whose no-frills needs helped determine its rock-bottom prices, and shares the life and lessons of one of America's most compelling business leaders.

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Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods

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Pdf:Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods.Review 'Jonathan Brooks ('Pastah J') is one of the most authentic, credible, and prophetic voices in the church today. Church Forsaken is a holy wake-up call for every Christian to not overlook the beauty in the brokenness around us. This book will have you looking for the glory of God in every place and person including yourself.' (Shawn Casselberry, executive director of Mission Year, coauthor of Soul Force: Seven Pivots Toward Courage, Community, and Change)'Church Forsaken brilliantly demonstrates that we love God by loving our neighbor, and one of the primary ways we love our neighbor is by loving our neighborhood. This book is a bold dare to all followers of Jesus to discover anew the breadth and depth of the gospel by becoming faithfully present within our parishes, not just as individuals, but as the body of Christ. Jonathan Brooks fosters a desire within me to be part of a real local church.' (Dwight J. Friesen, associate professor of practical theology at the Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, author of Thy Kingdom Connected) Read more About the Author Jonathan Brooks ('Pastah J') is senior pastor of Canaan Community Church in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. He has a master's of divinity in Christian community development from Northern Seminary, was an art and architecture teacher with Chicago Public Schools, and is a recording artist with the hip-hop group Out-World. He and his family live in West Englewood. Read more

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Building Your Volunteer Team: A 30-Day Change Project for Youth Ministry

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Pdf:Building Your Volunteer Team: A 30-Day Change Project for Youth Ministry.Review 'This book is filled with wisdom and reminds youth workers, 'faithful ministry is almost never meant to be a do-it-yourself project. It's a do-it-together project.' It also offers practical, step-by-step instructions for building your volunteer team. . . . Because of how practical this book is, I wish I had had it my rookie year in youth ministry. I realized then how important adult leaders are to the success of ministry, but had no idea how to build a quality team. It's also the book I wish I'd had each time I started a new youth ministry position, once again finding myself having to build a team from scratch. Now, as a veteran youth worker with a fairly well-established volunteer team, it's the book I have and will continue to use to remind myself of the importance of strengthening my team―and actually do so. I encourage you to do the same.' (Jen Bradbury, YouthWorker Journal, May/June 2015)'Many churches are struggling to either begin or keep youth ministries active in their communities. Mark DeVries, founder of Ministry Architects, and Nate Stratman, staff consultant for Ministry Architects, have developed an effective plan to help youth directors outline their goals and find the needed volunteers and project leaders, as well as establish a clear timetable to accomplish specific goals. . . . Recommended for Christian youth ministers.' (Mary Lou Henneman, Congregational Libraries Today, November 19, 2015)'Building Your Volunteer Team is a practical 30 day project to help you build and maintain a volunteer team and culture in your ministry. It's a super helpful tool. If you lead a team of volunteers or wish you had a stronger team. This is (a) must read.' (Micah, Brave Daily, October 24, 2015)'Building Your Volunteer Team can be used by any organization that desires to strengthen its volunteer database. DeVries and Stratman write: 'Faithful ministry is almost never meant to be a do-it-yourself project. It's a do-it-together project.' How true. This is a book worth adding to your collection.' (Bobbie Bomar-Brown, Baptist Standard, March 16, 2015) Read more About the Author Mark DeVries (MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary) is the founder of Ministry Architects, a consulting team that assists churches in building sustainable youth ministries. He has served since 1986 as associate pastor for youth and their families at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He has trained youth workers on five continents and has taught courses or been a guest lecturer at a number of colleges and seminaries. DeVries is the author of Family-Based Youth Ministry and coauthor of The Most Important Year in a Woman's Life/The Most Important Year in a Man's Life, and he has been a contributing writer for Josh McDowell's Youth Ministry Handbook, Starting Right and Reaching a Generation for Christ. In addition, his articles and reviews have been published in a variety of journals and magazines. He and his wife, Susan, have four grown children. Read more

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Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service

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Pdf:Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service.Review 'A profound journey of the heart, head and hands in which Mary Poplin discovers her own 'Calcutta'--the classroom with its students in whom seeds of life must be sown for the life of the world to come.' (Kelly Monroe Kullberg, founder, The Veritas Forum, and author of Finding God Beyond Harvard: The Quest for Veritas)'Mary Poplin's pilgrimage of discovering Christ among the most vulnerable of the world's poor is an accessible and inspiring invitation to us all. Her honesty, thoughtfulness and reflections are an important provocation for those who find their realities separated from our sisters and brothers who suffer today. Mary does an excellent job of building the bridges between the insulated and isolated lack of experience of poverty in academia and the oppression and injustice on the streets of one of the world's poorest cities. Her interactions and stories of Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity are a true glimpse of grace and a sweet reminder that God is with and among those who suffer most. Honest, thoughtful and reflective, Finding Calcutta will challenge you to love more freely where you find yourself.' (Christopher L. Heuertz, international director, Word Made Flesh, and author of Simple Spirituality: Learning to See God in a Broken World)'Mary Poplin's spiritually nurturing account of her experiences with the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta is a loving portrait of a true work of God. In these pages readers encounter Mother Teresa's deep spiritual wisdom as a call to reflection, repentance and a renewed concern for 'the poorest of the poor' as bearers of Christ's image. There is spiritual refreshment here for believer and doubter alike.' (James A. Herrick, Guy Vander Jagt Professor of Communication, Hope College, author of The Making of the New Spirituality and Scientific Mythologies)'Mary Poplin found her first Calcutta in India as she volunteered in Mother Teresa's ministry to the poorest of the poor. She found her second Calcutta in her own university as she returned to recognize that the poorest of the poor are not always those with no material wealth but those with no knowledge of God and nowhere to find it. The story of her transformed spiritual life segues beautifully into the story of her transformed academic life. An exciting book of great wisdom.' (James W. Sire, author of The Universe Next Door and Habits of the Mind)'In this poignant, elegant, humble memoir, Poplin gives us far more than Mother Teresa or even another Mother Teresa story. She gives us instead the Jesus and the Christianity that operated through Mother Teresa. Poplin's experience of finding Calcutta irrevocably changed her soul. It will change yours as well.' (Phyllis Tickle, former religion editor, Publishers Weekly, and compiler of The Divine Hours)'If you've ever wondered what it would be like to be a worldly California academic curious enough to volunteer in Mother Teresa's Calcutta Mission, prepare to be surprised. After struggling to translate her experience there for a secular audience, Dr. Poplin has ended by translating her readers into Mother Teresa's own unfamiliar, spiritual dimension. Watch out--you will not be able to keep from meditating.' (C. John Sommerville, author of The Decline of the Secular University)'Having been the spiritual director of the Missionaries of Charity in Asia for many years, I read Mary Poplin's book with keen interest and fond memories of these remarkable women. Finding Calcutta is a love story between God and two women, Mother Teresa and the author. In describing her encounter and the lessons learned with 'God's pencil,' Mary Poplin has penned 'something beautiful for God.' This book not only captures the spirituality of Mother Teresa and her sisters but also reminds us of an important principle in spiritual formation that God taught its author: our own Calcutta is most often right smack where we are.' (Albert Haase, O.F.M., director, School of Spirituality at Mayslake Ministries, and author of Coming Home to Your True Self: Leaving the Emptiness of False Attractions)'Mary Poplin seeks to integrate her experience with Mother Teresa into her work and life and to come together with others who hunger and thirst. This book can be a platform to gather those of us so disposed so that the flame is not lost and will continue to produce abundant fruit, fruits of eternal life.' (Father Angelo Devananda Scolozzi, U.F.W., Centro de Espiritualidad Madre Teresa, Chihuahua, Mexico)'Mary Poplin takes us on a pilgrimage toward clarity about who we are and what our life amounts to. The pilgrimage is simultaneously through Calcutta and through the heart of the 'sophisticated' dynamics of university life in America. As it proceeds we gain a better understanding of the social forces that govern the university in the name of intellect--but falsely so. It will be of special help to those engaged in academic life, at whatever level. They will find here a guide who has been grasped by God and enabled to see that life and the surrounding cultural world for what they really are, and what under God they could be.' (Dallas Willard, professor of philosophy, University of Southern California, and author of The Divine Conspiracy and Hearing God) Read more About the Author Mary Poplin (Ph.D., University of Texas) is professor of education at Claremont Graduate University in California, where she has served as director of the teacher education program and dean of the School of Educational Studies. Poplin works on the application of the intellectual, social and psychological principles of the Judeo-Christian worldview as they apply to higher education, particularly among culturally and linguistically diverse peoples and the poor. She has been a presenter about Mother Teresa's influence and legacy at Veritas Forums across the country. Read more

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Slow Kingdom Coming: Practices for Doing Justice, Loving Mercy and Walking Humbly in the World

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Pdf:Slow Kingdom Coming: Practices for Doing Justice, Loving Mercy and Walking Humbly in the World.Review 'Slow Kingdom Coming is deeply truthful and beautifully rendered, with stories drawn from the lives of colaborers around the world alongside important research. Smart, accessible, theologically rich and sociologically engaged, this book deserves a close read by all those drawn to live out Scripture's commands to do justice in our broken world.'--Brian Howell, professor of anthropology, Wheaton College, author of Short-Term Mission'Kent Annan is doing some of the most redemptive work on the planet. His newest book is a breath of fresh air he steps back from all the action to consider the practices, prayer and disciplined reflection that sustains the work of justice. Slow Kingdom Coming is about going slow in a fast world, going deep in a shallow world and going far in a world that likes shortcuts. Brilliant.'--Shane Claiborne, speaker, activist, author of Executing Grace' Read more About the Author Kent Annan (MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary) is a writer, speaker and co-director of Haiti Partners, a nonprofit focused on education in Haiti. He is the author of Read more

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Beyond the Local Church: How Apostolic Movements Can Change the World

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Pdf:Beyond the Local Church: How Apostolic Movements Can Change the World.Review 'Beyond the Local Church is a critically dangerous read for anyone within earshot of Christendom. If Sam is wrong, nothing will change and the church will continue its downward slide into a remnant. If Sam is right, the church is uniquely and powerfully poised to reach the world. Great read, timely, and as usual, I find myself disagreeing on a few points but mostly muttering to myself, Dang it, I think he's right!' (Hugh Halter, author of The Tangible Kingdom)'Many people today in our backyard, the inner city or across the world are not attracted to or being reached by our churches today. Have we been shortsighted in not seeing the potential sitting in the pew by not training, empowering and sending those whose gifts would be better used outside the traditional church? Beyond the Local Church brings an exciting vision for an unrestricted apostolic empowering and sending that matches the biblical apostolic age of the first century church. Read, listen and respond so the true potential of God's calls is realized.' (Judy TenElshof, professor of Christian ministry and leadership, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University)'The discipling of nations requires the whole body of Christ to work together. Apostolic people and structures extend the gospel across geographic, cultural and linguistic barriers. Local churches nurture and mobilize disciples for ministry. Both are essential. As a global mission leader, Sam Metcalf makes a passionate call for missional synergy and inspires us to unleash new waves of entrepreneurs for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. This book is dynamite. Grounded in Scripture, its principles can spark movements that will change our world.' (Dean Carlson, president, OC International)'Beyond the Local Church challenges the too common (but ultimately illegitimate) division between church and parachurch ministries. Sam Metcalf asks questions and explores categories that are helpful and thought provoking, regardless of whether someone ends up agreeing. This book is a necessary addition to the many conversations being had about how Christ's church should function from the margins of Western culture.' (Mike Erre, lead pastor, First Evangelical Free Church, Fullerton, CA)'I loved the following quote in chapter nine: 'And may God do it through those of you for whom this book is written, those apostolically gifted men and women destined to make your God-ordained contribution around the world through fresh, authentic gospel movements. May what is written here validate your calling and encourage you to action. The health and vibrancy of the entire Christian movement is at stake, and the eternal destiny of the multitudes hangs in the balance.' The quote is typical of the many challenges in view in this book. Sam wants to see the Great Commission carried out, and this book is stellar on apostolic movements―firsthand research and experimentation and years of practice have led to its insights. My hope is that many apostolically gifted men and women will profit from Sam's careful capture of so many practical insights about apostolic movements.' (J. Robert Clinton, retired professor of leadership, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary)'In Beyond the Local Church, Sam Metcalf provides a fresh, inspiring and provocative look at how the body of Christ is meant to function. You won't agree with everything; neither did I. But that's exactly why you need to read it―to challenge your assumptions and expand your horizons on a topic too important to ignore.' (Steve Moore, executive director, nexLeader, Association of Biblical Higher Education, former president, Missio Nexus)'Beyond the Local Church reflects Sam Metcalf's experience as a scholar and as a practitioner of the Great Commission. His metaphor of two feet walking in tandem is instructive and challenging to both church and parachurch alike. Metcalf's writing is direct and edifying and worth reading by those who have been sent and those doing the sending.' (Kenneth G. Elzinga, professor of economics, University of Virginia)'Apostles, prophets and evangelists: prepare to be encouraged as Sam unfolds history and the Scriptures to illustrate what God intends for the church to be, why we often don't feel like we fit in, and how we can best live out our calling and bless the local church. As I read Beyond the Local Church I found myself finding new meaning and understanding of my past experiences in the local church. I love the local church, but it is not the primary place I am fed or launched into the work that God has called me to do. Sam's work here has expanded my understanding of the church, validated my gifting and role and spurred me on to help build the structures necessary to unleash the fullness of the church in all its forms. My greatest contribution to the local church will likely result from efforts that expand and bring new life into the church in ways the local church cannot do for itself.' (Keith Uebele, senior strategist, Intel Corporation)'Sam Metcalf makes a compelling case for the biblical pattern of local churches and apostolic bands in dynamic partnership. The fulfillment of the Great Commission demands it. Along the way Sam illustrates these principles with stories and case studies gleaned from a lifetime of experience in world mission. His chapter on how to engage and release apostolic leaders is worth the price of admission!' (Steve Addison, author of Pioneering Movements and What Jesus Started)'This groundbreaking book challenges us to think differently and more biblically regarding local church and mission. We have become trapped in our thinking, history and culture about the human structures God uses. We have argued too often about the legitimacy of ministries and missions beyond the local expressions of church. For the sake of the gospel and the kingdom, Sam helps us break out into a new and deeper understanding of the apostolic and local. We must take seriously and practically the seminal teaching of this volume.' (Jerry White, international president emeritus, The Navigators) Read more About the Author Sam Metcalf is president of CRM, a worldwide ministry focused on pioneering new ground among the unreached and unchurched, bringing lasting transformation among the poor and mobilizing the church for mission. He also coordinates CoNext, a global partnership of CRM-like entities in eleven nations. Sam holds a master's degree from the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Seminary and a doctorate from the Fuller School of Theology. He and his wife Patty live in southern California and have two children and four grandchildren. Read more

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How to Graduate Debt-Free: The Best Strategies to Pay for College #NotGoingBroke

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Pdf:How to Graduate Debt-Free: The Best Strategies to Pay for College #NotGoingBroke.About the Author KRISTINA ELLIS is the acclaimed author of Confessions of a Scholarship Winner and a sought-after speaker on college prep and finance. Ellis was a Coca-Cola National Scholar, a Gates Millennium Scholar, and a US Presidential Freedom Scholar while earning various other scholarships, grants, and awards. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with dual majors in human and organizational development and business planning and entrepreneurship, and earned her master’s degree in education from Belmont University. Ellis has appeared on Yahoo! Finance, Fox News, Katie Couric, and the 700 Club, and in multiple publications including Seventeen Magazine, CBS online, and BeliefNet. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Read more

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How to Be a Gentleman Revised and Expanded: A Timely Guide to Timeless Manners (The GentleManners Series)

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Pdf:How to Be a Gentleman Revised and Expanded: A Timely Guide to Timeless Manners (The GentleManners Series).About the Author John Bridges, author of How to Be a Gentleman, is also the coauthor, with Bryan Curtis, of seven other volumes in the best-selling GentleManners series. He is a frequent guest on television and radio news programs, always championing gentlemanly behavior in modern society. Bridges has appeared on the Today Show, the Discovery Channel, and CBS Sunday Morning, and has been profiled in People magazine and the New York Times. Read more

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As a Gentleman Would Say Revised and Expanded: Responses to Life's Important (and Sometimes Awkward) Situations (The GentleManners Series)

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Pdf:As a Gentleman Would Say Revised and Expanded: Responses to Life's Important (and Sometimes Awkward) Situations (The GentleManners Series).About the Author John Bridges, author of How to Be a Gentleman, is also the coauthor, with Bryan Curtis, of seven other volumes in the best-selling GentleManners series. He is a frequent guest on television and radio news programs, always championing gentlemanly behavior in modern society. Bridges has appeared on the Today Show, the Discovery Channel, and CBS Sunday Morning, and has been profiled in People magazine and the New York Times. Read more

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How to Be a Lady Revised and Expanded: A Contemporary Guide to Common Courtesy (The GentleManners Series)

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Pdf:How to Be a Lady Revised and Expanded: A Contemporary Guide to Common Courtesy (The GentleManners Series).A charming reminder of what it takes to be an exemplary woman—someone who is mindful of the effect she has on others and knows how to breeze through an awkward conversation with poise. Of all the women you know, how many of them would you describe as “a lady”? Naturally, you know women who are kind and intelligent, witty and resourceful; but a lady is an altogether different variety of female. She’s mindful of the effect she has on those around her, and she’s careful not to let her words or appearance betray her true intentions.How to Be a Lady is a charming reminder of what it takes to be an exemplary woman—someone who knows how to breeze through an awkward conversation with poise, or delicately sidestep the beauty salon gossip. Candace Simpson-Giles delivers a delightful refresher course on what it means to be a lady among women.

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Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved

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Pdf:Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved.New York Times best seller"A meditation on sense-making when there's no sense to be made, on letting go when we can't hold on, and on being unafraid even when we're terrified." (Lucy Kalanithi)"Belongs on the shelf alongside other terrific books about this difficult subject, like Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air and Atul Gawande's Being Mortal." (Bill Gates)Named one of the best books of the year by Real SimpleKate Bowler is a professor at Duke Divinity School with a modest Christian upbringing, but she specializes in the study of the prosperity gospel, a creed that sees fortune as a blessing from God and misfortune as a mark of God's disapproval. At 35, everything in her life seems to point toward "blessing". She is thriving in her job, married to her high school sweetheart, and loves life with her newborn son.Then she is diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer.The prospect of her own mortality forces Kate to realize that she has been tacitly subscribing to the prosperity gospel, living with the conviction that she can control the shape of her life with "a surge of determination". Even as this type of Christianity celebrates the American can-do spirit, it implies that if you "can't do" and succumb to illness or misfortune, you are a failure. Kate is very sick, and no amount of positive thinking will shrink her tumors. What does it mean to die, she wonders, in a society that insists everything happens for a reason? Kate is stripped of this certainty only to discover that without it, life is hard but beautiful in a way it never has been before.Frank and funny, dark and wise, Kate Bowler pulls the reader deeply into her life in an account she populates affectionately with a colorful, often hilarious retinue of friends, megachurch preachers, relatives, and doctors. Everything Happens for a Reason tells her story, offering up her irreverent, hard-won observations on dying and the ways it has taught her to live. Praise for Everything Happens for a Reason:"I fell hard and fast for Kate Bowler. Her writing is naked, elegant, and gripping - she's like a Christian Joan Didion. I left Kate's story feeling more present, more grateful, and a hell of a lot less alone. And what else is art for?" (Glennon Doyle, number-one New York Times best-selling author of Love Warrior and president of Together Rising)

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The Greatest Salesman in the World

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Pdf:The Greatest Salesman in the World.What you are today is not important, for in this runaway best seller you will learn how to change your life by applying the secrets you are about to discover in the ancient scrolls.

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The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomon's Secrets to Success, Wealth, and Happiness

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Pdf:The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomon's Secrets to Success, Wealth, and Happiness.Review Acclaim for The Richest Man Who Ever Lived“Truly amazing! Solomon gives us the master keys to success, wealth, and happiness. In this book, Steve Scott puts those keys in our hands, and shows us how to use them. Whether you’re just getting started in business, or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, I believe these breakthrough strategies could propel you to levels of success and happiness you haven’t yet imagined. No wonder the wisest man who ever lived, also became the richest!” —David Neelman, Founder and CEO, Jet Blue“The insights, advice, solutions, and specific steps provided in this book are truly life changing. Whether they are applied to your job, career, marriage, or parenting, it’s quickly obvious that they have the power to change everything!”—Joan Lunden (former host, Good Morning America)“This book is the result of an astonishing idea developed by Steven Scott from interpreting the book Book of Proverbs, in which he says (and demonstrates) that there are solutions to every problem in life…. “The Richest Man Who Ever Lived” bears out his contention.” —Hugh Downs, ABC News Read more About the Author STEVEN K. SCOTT, a writer, producer, director, and marketing entrepreneur, is the cofounder of American Telecast Corporation. Along with his partners, he has created more than a dozen businesses that have achieved billions of dollars in sales. He has authored five international bestsellers and is a popular national speaker on the subject of personal and professional achievement. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Legacy Journey: A Radical View of Biblical Wealth and Generosity

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Pdf:The Legacy Journey: A Radical View of Biblical Wealth and Generosity.About the Author DAVE RAMSEY is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored five New York Times best-selling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership, and Smart Money Smart Kids. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 12 million listeners each week on more than 575 radio stations. Follow Ramsey on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com. Read more

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Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance

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Pdf:Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance.About the Author Bob Buford is an entrepreneur that grew a successful cable television company in the first half of his life. In his second half, Buford founded Halftime, an organization designed to inspire business and professional leaders to embrace God's calling and move from success to significance. For outstanding resources, self-assessment tools, stories, events and experiences to help you on your Halftime journey from success to significance visit www.Halftime.org. Read more

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Servant Leadership in Action: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results

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Pdf:Servant Leadership in Action: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results.We've seen the negative impact of self-serving leaders in every sector of our society. Not infrequently, they end up bringing down their entire organization. But there is another way. Servant leaders lead by serving their people, not by exalting themselves. In this collection, edited by legendary business author and lifelong servant leader Ken Blanchard and his longtime editor Renee Broadwell, leading businesspeople, best-selling authors, and spiritual leaders offer tools for implementing this proven - but for some, still radical - leadership model. The book is organized into six parts. Part one, Fundamentals of Servant Leadership, describes basic aspects of servant leadership. Part two, Elements of Servant Leadership, highlights some of the different points of view of servant leaders. Part three, Lessons in Servant Leadership, focuses on what people have learned on a personal level from observing servant leadership in action. Part four, Exemplars of Servant Leadership, features people who have been identified as classic servant leaders. Part five, Putting Servant Leadership to Work, offers firsthand accounts of people who have made servant leadership come alive in their organizations. Part six, Servant Leadership Turnarounds, illustrates how servant leadership can dramatically impact both results and human satisfaction in organizations. This is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide ever published for what is, in every sense, a better way to lead.

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An Empty Cup

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Pdf:An Empty Cup.Amish woman Rosanna Zook lost her self-confidence within the confines of a loveless and abusive marriage. In the years spent quietly dealing with her burdens and dutifully caring for others, she forgot her sense of self and ability to feel. But after her first husband’s untimely death, she gets a second chance with Reuben Troyer, a godly man who welcomes Rosanna and her two children into his life.Despite the love and respect she finds in her new marriage, Rosanna soon learns that juggling the demands of her family and church community is more than she can handle. When Rosanna becomes ill, she is forced to confront a hard truth: one empty cup cannot fill another. For a woman who has spent her life giving, will Rosanna finally be able to let go and receive?

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The Forgiving Jar (The Prayer Jars)

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Pdf:The Forgiving Jar (The Prayer Jars).Book Description What would you do if you learned someone has been impersonating you? Sara Murray has to find out when she first meets her Amish grandparents in Lancaster County and discovers someone else has been living with them and posing as Sara. Can Sara forgive the past and start to build new relationships?   Read more About the Author New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages.  With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nation's most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards. Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs. When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com.  Read more

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Carolyn's Quilt (The Amish Quilts of Indiana Book 3)

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Pdf:Carolyn's Quilt (The Amish Quilts of Indiana Book 3).Sewing love one stitch at a time.Carolyn Miller was a little too quick in announcing her engagement to Adam Troyer and having a quilting bee for her marriage quilt. Now that he's called it off, the quilt is hidden away in her hope chest. Carolyn has certainly learned the true meaning of humility. Despite trying to hide from the outside world, her family begin forcing her to leave the house and she finds unexpected friendship in the young women she previously scorned. They, too, encourage her to socialize. Unfortunately, that also means running into Adam, a constant reminder of the mistake she made when she thought he actually cared for her. Romance is the furthest thing on her mind when Wilson Trautman shows up in her community. The old Carolyn Miller might have swooned over him, but the new, wiser Carolyn Miller has no interest in chasing after him, even if he is extremely handsome and kind. Wilson, however, seems to keep appearing whenever Carolyn needs a protector. Will she let down her guard long enough to give him a chance or has her past experience ruined any possibility of future romance in her life?Once again, Sarah Price, best-selling author of over 40 novels since 2010, entertains her readers with fun, uplifting romances centered in the Amish community of Shipshewana, Indiana. This new series of novellas focuses on a group of young ladies as they try to find the loves of their lives.

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The Magical Christmas Do Over: The Most Heartwarming Christmas Romance of 2018

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Pdf:The Magical Christmas Do Over: The Most Heartwarming Christmas Romance of 2018.Surprises arise when a trip down Mistletoe Lane brings second chance love and a chance of a lifetime.Heartwarming friends, magical cookies, and miracles happen every day in the enchanted mountain town of Kissing Bridge, but nobody expected this...“This book left me laughing, crying and clapping. Extraordinarily heartwarming and unusual!” J.StevensThree women are given a second chance to fix their lives when they encounter magical Christmas cookies in a small-town and are allowed to travel back in time to do-over one Christmas from their past.They say once in a blue moon you get the chance of a lifetime, and this was that blue moon.Miracles happen every day in the adorable mountain town of Kissing Bridge, but nobody expected this... “An instant Christmas classic! So inspirational and heartwarming! A small-town Christmas novel about overcoming the past, second chances and miracles.” A strange Christmas letter appears and the forces of nature begin to pull three very different women into a Christmas adventure that will change their lives forever.Macy Kennedy is a hot-headed powerful lawyer in Manhatten who is used to getting her own way, but this Christmas nothing goes as she planned. Her fiance dumps her via text message, and her dreams of true love and a Tiffany diamond ring crumble around her...again.It seems as if things just couldn't get worse when she receives one last Christmas card with news she never expected. Now, she is forced to go back home to the small town of Kissing Bridge she has avoided for over thirty years. She bribes her loyal secretary, Samantha, a sweet pretty girl with scars she never talks about, and the firm’s maid, Naomi, a woman with a secret gift, to drive her through the blizzard up to the small mountain town to accomplish the sordid ordeal. Little can they ever imagine, that a rare mystical blue moon hangs high in the sky on this Christmas Eve, and magic lives in this enchanted mountain town full of love and friendship.Miracles happen every day in the adorable town of Kissing Bridge, but nobody expected this..." A gem that will stay with me a long time. Fully inspirational and filled with hope. I loved the small town rural setting and the wonderful clean and wholesome plot."Reviews:***** My favorite book I've ever readI picked this up because it made me curious and I liked the adorable cover. I never expected to fall in love with the characters and root for them the way I did. This book is full of Christmas spirit. I loved it. I think it should become a holiday classic movie like Miracle on 34th Street! Great." O. Dayton***** "I cannot get enough of the Kissing Bridge novels! I love that you get the opportunity to know and love each of the characters. Every story she has written about this Christmas obsessed town evokes emotion but this book was different. I shed tears of joy, tears of sadness, and tears of relatability." L. Flours***** "I love the book: the thought of going back in time to where you think everything went wrong and do it differently?The stories are so different and so poignant that I finished in one sitting. I had to find out what happened. I found the characters believable and hopeful when they took the possible chance to redo the past. For anyone who loves a good story and possibilities." Tags: Snow town, holiday fiction, holiday romance, Christmas romance 2018, Christmas romance book, Small town Christmas romance, Christian romance, snow town second chance romance, snow town romance, small-town romance fiction, Christmas romance, Christmas book, Christmas novel, Small town and rural, Holiday romance, clean and wholesome, inspirational, family life, holidays, cookies,time travel, second chance, time travel romance, heartwarming, Christmas Eve, Small Town Rural Fiction

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The Desired Boss: A Billionaire Romance

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Pdf:The Desired Boss: A Billionaire Romance."Here... this would make you feel better."Cassandra Grey has had a crush on her boss since they were kids; way before he started his own company. She now works for him, lusting at the very sound of his voice and mesmerized by his smile. She abhors the very existence of Bianca Gilbert who threatens to steal her chance of ever being with Mark and living her deepest fantasies. Unknown to her, Mark Vorley, her boss, with perfect alpha traits, also has feelings for her. The stage is properly set when a trip for a charity event lands the both of them in the cradle of love, where only fear and uncertainty can hold them back. Mark presents her with a gift and can only hope that she likes it. But does she?The Desired Boss is a full length standalone romance with plenty of steam and a very satisfying Happily Ever After. I've also included some bonus stories for your enjoyment.xxAmy Heighton

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Sons of Blackbird Mountain (A Blackbird Mountain Novel)

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Pdf:Sons of Blackbird Mountain (A Blackbird Mountain Novel).Review 'Sons of Blackbird Mountain is a quiet gem of a historical romance. Refreshingly real and honest in its depiction of flawed but lovable individuals, it introduces characters readers will want to meet again.' (CBA Market)'. . . the novel provides an interesting glimpse of the time period and some complex social issues among neighbors in an area still recovering from the Civil War.' (Historical Novels Review)'VERDICT Christy- and Carol Award-winning author Bischof (The Lady and the Lionheart) creates endearing characters and a heartwarming story line in this unforgettable novel about the power of family, love, and the true meaning of home. Fans of Kristy Cambron, Julie Klassen, and Susan Meissner will love this one.' (Library Journal) Read more About the Author Joanne Bischof is an ACFW Carol Award and ECPA Christy Award-winning author. She writes deeply layered fiction that tugs at the heartstrings. She was honored to receive the San Diego Christian Writers Guild Novel of the Year Award in 2014 and in 2015 was named Author of the Year by the Mount Hermon conference. Joanne’s 2016 novel, The Lady and the Lionheart, received an extraordinary 5 Star TOP PICK! from RT Book Reviews, among other critical acclaim. She lives in the mountains of Southern California with her three children. Visit her online at JoanneBischof.com; Facebook: Author, JoanneBischof; Instagram: @JoanneBischof. Read more

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Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis

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Pdf:Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis.Now a USA Today and Publishers Weekly best seller!"Patti Callahan seems to have found the story she was born to tell in this tale of unlikely friendship turned true love between Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis, that tests the bounds of faith and radically alters both of their lives. Their connection comes to life in Callahan's expert hands, revealing a connection so persuasive and affecting, we wonder if there's another like it in history. Luminous and penetrating." (Paula McLain, New York Times best-selling author of The Paris Wife)In a most improbable friendship, she found love. In a world where women were silenced, she found her voice. From New York Times best-selling author Patti Callahan comes an exquisite novel of Joy Davidman, the woman C. S. Lewis called "my whole world". When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis - known as Jack - she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn't holding together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill matched for an Oxford don and the beloved writer of Narnia, yet their minds bonded over their letters. Embarking on the adventure of her life, Joy traveled from America to England and back again, facing heartbreak and poverty, discovering friendship and faith, and against all odds, finding a love that even the threat of death couldn't destroy. In this masterful exploration of one of the greatest love stories of modern times, we meet a brilliant writer, a fiercely independent mother, and a passionate woman who changed the life of this respected author and inspired books that still enchant us and change us. Joy lived at a time when women weren't meant to have a voice - and yet her love for Jack gave them both voices they didn't know they had. At once a fascinating historical novel and a glimpse into a writer's life, Becoming Mrs. Lewis is above all a love story - a love of literature and ideas and a love between a husband and wife that, in the end, was not impossible at all. "Patti Callahan Henry breathes wondrous fresh life into one of the greatest literary love stories of all time.... The result is a deeply moving story about love and loss that is transformative and magical." (Pam Jenoff, New York Times best-selling author of The Orphan's Tale) "I was swept along, filled with hope, and entirely beguiled, not only by the life lived behind the veil of C. S. Lewis's books but also by the woman who won his heart. A literary treasure from first page to last." (Lisa Wingate, New York Times best-selling author of Before We Were Yours)

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Two Weeks: A Novel (The Baxter Family)

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Pdf:Two Weeks: A Novel (The Baxter Family).About the Author Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller lists and many of her novels are under development as major motion pictures. Her Baxter Family books are being developed into a TV series slated to debut fall 2019. Karen is also an adjunct professor of writing at Liberty University. She and her husband, Donald, live in Tennessee near four of their adult children. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Two Weeks 1 The cardboard box sat open on Elise Walker’s lumpy twin bed, a note from her mother tucked inside. Three pens, half a dozen No. 2 pencils, two spiral notebooks and a pale blue binder. Under all that an old, worn red scarf. The tag was still on the frayed end. Goodwill. $2.99. She picked up the note and read it again. Dear Elise, You’re only eighteen, and I know you didn’t want to go. But it’s for the best. Randy’s still mad you left. He tells everyone who’ll listen. I think he would’ve hurt you if you’d stayed. Or worse. He’s crazy, that boy. You’re allowed to move on, baby. Even for a little while. Your Bloomington school starts later this week. The least I could do is get you a few supplies and something to keep you warm. In case it snows. Plus, the scarf suits you. Fiery red. Don’t worry about being at a new place. You’re gonna do great, baby. It’s a good high school. Your aunt told me all about it. Nice part of town. Friendly kids. And they have an art club. Maybe you can join. Anyway, it’s just a semester. You can come home this summer. I miss you, Elise. Call you soon. Love, Mom Elise ran her thumb over the words, her mother’s writing. Why had she treated her mom so badly? Her mother wasn’t exceptionally beautiful or daring or smart. She had never been married. Elise hadn’t ever met the man who was her father. There had been no sign of him since Elise was born. Still, her mama loved Jesus and she loved Elise. Loved her enough to work two jobs to pay the bills. The truth was, Elise felt treasured. Always. You’re the best thing that ever happened to me, baby. The best thing that ever happened. Elise could hear her mom’s voice, hear the love in the melody of her words. Even now. After all the ways Elise had come against her. A sigh slipped through her lips. Everything Elise had, her mother had scraped and saved and worked to pay for. So that when Hattie Walker came home each night at six o’clock between jobs she was exhausted. She had to be. All for Elise. The two of them had never been apart. Mostly because Elise hadn’t had the chance to leave. In fact, last summer Elise would’ve done anything to get out of Leesville, Louisiana. Because for all the good Elise could say about her mother, the woman was old-fashioned and out of touch. She didn’t understand real life. Elise moved the cardboard box to the shaggy carpet and flopped down on the bed. Dinner would be ready soon, but she still had a few minutes. A sigh slipped from her lungs and she looked around. The walls were closing in. A million tiny pink roses wallpapered over every inch. Even worse were the heavy green velvet drapes that covered the only window. As if light were forbidden here. The way it was from Elise’s heart. A week ago, on her first day in this house, Elise had dragged a clothes hamper to the window to hold back one side of the curtains. She used the desk chair for the other side. When she saw what Elise had done, her aunt had given the setup a wary look. Under her breath she whispered, “This too shall pass.” Which Elise assumed pretty much summed up how her aunt felt about having her here for the semester. Elise didn’t care. She felt the same way. She was a senior. She would be out of here soon. It’s going to be a long semester. Elise relaxed into the bed. She didn’t blame her aunt Carol and uncle Ken for not quite embracing the situation. Elise barely knew them, and still they were nice enough to take her in. Their two daughters—Elise’s cousins—had finished college. Successful. Married. Never got in trouble. They were nothing like Elise. She looked out the window. Streaks of pink and blue colored the sky. What about her? What was she doing here in Bloomington, Indiana? A million miles from Leesville? This morning she’d overheard her uncle Ken talking low in the kitchen. “Exactly how wild was she, Carol?” He was a serious man, tall and thin. Wire glasses and the same gray suit every day. He sounded like he couldn’t decide if he was angry or worried. “She can get in trouble here just like back home.” “She won’t get in trouble.” Her aunt hadn’t sounded quite sure. “I’ll keep an eye on her.” Their words had stayed with her all day. Elise stared at the ceiling. She wasn’t wild. Not really. No matter how everyone else saw her, that wasn’t it. Until a year ago she’d been one of the good girls. Did her homework, stayed home Saturday night. Church on Sunday morning in the spot right next to her mama. But two things happened midway through her junior year. Things that had changed her forever. First, she became absolutely sure about what she wanted to do when she was older. The minute she graduated she would move to Manhattan and start classes at New York University. And she would study the only thing that stirred her soul. The one thing she wanted to spend her life doing. Painting. It wasn’t that Elise wanted to be an artist when she grew up. She was an artist, born that way. She was most alive poised in front of an easel, brush in her hand. Bringing a scene to life, from her heart straight to the canvas. Elise didn’t see art as a pastime. It was her existence. Her future. Everything that mattered. And the night she figured that out, she had no choice but to tell her mother. Midway through a dinner of grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup, her heart missing beats, Elise had pierced the tired silence. “So, Mama . . . I know what I want to do when I’m out of school.” Her voice sounded happy, upbeat. This moment would be a time of celebration. Her mother narrowed her weary eyes. She was between shifts cleaning floors at the hospital and working as a 911 operator for the local police department. “You’re a little young.” She sipped at a spoonful of soup. Her eyes looked nervous. “You know . . . to have all the answers.” “I thought I knew a long time ago what I wanted to be.” She had watched for her mother’s reaction. “But now I’m sure.” “Okay.” Her mother’s smile seemed uncertain. “What is it? You wanna be a doctor or a lawyer, baby? A schoolteacher?” She stared at her still full bowl, moving her spoon through it. Anxious. A quiet, defeated laugh came from her. “Please tell me you don’t want to clean hospital rooms.” “No, Mama.” Elise looked at her mom for a long minute. She shook her head. “I don’t want to clean anything.” Her resolve grew. “I’m an artist. I want to paint.” Fear tried to stop her, but she kept going. “After school, I’m moving to New York to study. Gonna enroll at NYU.” She paused. “I’m good, Mama. I can make a living at it one day.” Her mother lifted her eyes and looked straight at Elise. “An artist?” The tips of her fingers began to tremble. “Baby.” She shook her head. “You don’t get paid to paint pictures.” She didn’t wait for a response. “You’re smart. You can do anything you want. Be anything.” “I know. You always told me that.” Her mom’s disappointment ran through Elise’s veins like a bad drug. “Which is why I want to be an artist.” Her mom got up and paced to the kitchen stove. When she turned and looked at Elise, her eyes filled with tears. “Baby, I can’t afford New York. You know that.” She hesitated. “We’re simple folk. Any college would be a stretch. But NYU?” “I can get scholarships, Mama.” Panic choked off Elise’s voice. “This is my dream.” Her mom was quiet for a minute. Then her expression gradually grew hard. “Tell you what, baby. Let’s just settle this right now.” She crossed her arms and shook her head. “You will not be an artist. Period.” “Mama!” “No.” Her lips closed tight together. “You will go to community college and be a teacher. Or a doctor. Some thing respectable.” A final shake of her head, and her mama’s eyes were cold as ice. “But you will not be an artist. Is that understood?” And in that moment Elise felt something inside her turn to steel. No matter what her mother said, Elise would go to New York University. She would get the training she needed and she’d open her own studio. Somewhere near Manhattan’s action and art scene. She’d wait tables until she could make a living selling her work. Maybe rent a flat in Chelsea, where other artists lived. Whatever happened next in her life, Elise made herself a promise that day. She wasn’t going to talk to her mother about it. No more. She would go after her dream by herself. From that moment on. Every day her resolve grew, and with it a distance between her mom and her. Something the two of them had never known before. Elise stopped going to church, and less laughter marked their dinners. Her mother definitely noticed. She would set her fork down beside her plate and look at Elise. Just look at her. “How was your day?” she would ask. Same question every night. “Good.” Elise would keep eating. Images from the past dissolved and Elise stared at a patch of tiny roses on the wall of her new bedroom. She could’ve been nicer to her mama, should’ve tried harder. But her mother had no idea how serious Elise was about moving to New York. She was just a lonely single woman who talked often about how her best years were behind her. Her mama didn’t seem to fathom Elise actually moving to the East Coast. Even still, Elise figured things with her mom would work themselves out eventually. But then the second thing happened. Elise stood and walked to the window. The sky was mostly dark now. Nighttime settling in. “Elise, time for dinner!” Her aunt’s voice carried through the small house. “Big day tomorrow!” Yes. Elise blew at a wisp of her dark hair. Big day for sure. She was going to get straight A’s here in Bloomington. No friends or guys. Not if she wanted to be serious about NYU. And she’d never been more serious about anything. Elise turned toward the door. “Be right there.” Then she looked out the window again and lifted her eyes to the sky. Things got worse with her mother after that. When the second thing happened her junior year. She met Randy Collins. He was the same age, a linebacker on the football team with a reputation as bad off the field as on it. Tall with tanned skin, a Hollywood face, and brown eyes that challenged everything she’d been raised to believe. Elise knew who he was, of course, but one Friday night, the two of them wound up at the same party. Randy had a beer in his hand when he walked up to her. “Hey, pretty girl.” He moved so close she could smell his breath. His lips curved into a smile, his words slurred. “Where you been all my life?” The pickup line didn’t feel like one coming from him. She lowered her chin. Then she did something that went against everything she’d known about herself until that moment. She played along. “Me?” “Yeah, you.” He pressed into her. The new Elise was taking shape by the second. She didn’t break eye contact. “Why . . . waiting for tonight of course.” She batted her eyelashes and grinned at him. And as she did she felt something inside her shift. She was flirting, and talking close to a boy at a party. And a thought occurred to her. She’d never felt this good before. With Randy Collins so near she didn’t need a drink. His presence was intoxicating enough. “Elise!” Her aunt was coming for her. She pulled away from the window and glanced at the mirror on the dresser. Randy used to say she looked like Belle in Beauty and the Beast. A wisp of a girl all long brown hair and big blue eyes. And he was the Beast. That’s what he said. A few blinks and Elise shook her head. “You don’t look like Belle,” she whispered to herself. “You look ordinary.” “Elise.” Her aunt sounded beyond frustrated. “Dinner’s getting cold! Please!” “Coming.” She moved away from the mirror and hurried out the door to the dining room. She wasn’t Belle and she didn’t believe in fairy tales. She was a bad girl, about to make good with her life. Period. Her aunt Carol couldn’t cook, but at least she tried. Tonight was meat loaf, with ketchup and something crispy. Onions maybe. Elise wasn’t sure. The green beans were cold, but that was her fault, for being late to dinner. Uncle Ken spent most of the meal talking about a client. Someone loud and pushy. Ken wasn’t sure he could handle the guy another day. “I’m telling you, Carol, if he bursts through my door one more time with that tone, I think I’ll . . . I’ll tell him to leave.” He shoved a forkful of beans into his mouth. One still poked out from his lips as he waved his free hand in circles. “I mean it. I don’t need that kind of attitude in my office.” He caught the spare bean and chomped it. Then he poured himself a second glass of wine. Seemed the more Ken drank, the angrier he got. For the most part Aunt Carol nodded and sipped her own glass. These two drank a bottle a night. Ken kept talking, something about his boss. Carol seemed to do her best to look sympathetic. “Yes, dear,” she would say every minute or so. Another sip of wine. “I understand, dear.” Elise focused on her meat loaf. She didn’t like being around so much drinking. Not now that she was away from Randy, anyway. Her mother never drank. “It’s fine for some people,” she would say. “But not for me.” Elise understood. When she was in high school, her mama’s daddy—Elise’s only grandpa—died coming home from a bar. Crashed his pickup into a tree. Anyway, the drinking made Elise uneasy. Or maybe just sad. Because the life her aunt and uncle lived felt meaningless. Empty. The walls were closing in down here, too. When dinner was over, she helped Carol with the dishes. She’d agreed to this when she’d moved in. Take on her part of the chores. Elise didn’t mind. It was the least she could do. Clearly having her stay here wasn’t a part of her aunt and uncle’s life plan. Conversation with Carol wasn’t easy. Not from the day Elise walked through the front door. Like her aunt wasn’t sure what to make of Elise. Now though she seemed thoughtful. “Your mother must’ve been pretty upset to send you here.” Carol was scrubbing the meat loaf pan. Elise waited, towel ready. “I needed to leave.” They’d never really talked about it before. The details about why Elise was here. Her mother had simply called her big sister over Christmas break and a week later Elise had stepped off a plane in Indiana. Carol seemed to think about that for a minute. “She was too strict. I know my sister.” Her aunt’s words were a little mumbled, directed at the soapy sink water and the meat loaf pan. Elise stared at her. “Ma’am?” “Your mother.” Carol turned to Elise. Something in her stuffy expression said she had all the answers. “She was too hard on you.” A shake of her head, but she didn’t look away. “All that God stuff, going to church, reading the Bible. You’re young.” She sighed and turned to the sink again. “Kids need freedom.” “Excuse me.” Elise felt a ripple of anger work its way through her. “It’s my fault I’m here.” She kept her tone in check. “My mama had nothing to do with it.” Aunt Carol looked at her and raised an eyebrow. “I’m just saying.” She rinsed the pan and handed it to Elise. “Anyone would have a hard time living with her. People can’t measure up to the Bible. No one’s that perfect. Including your mother.” A small burp sounded from her lips, but her fingers got there too late to cover it up. She didn’t seem to care. “How do you think you came into the world?” That was it. Elise’s heart was pounding now. How dare her aunt criticize her mama? She clenched her teeth so she wouldn’t say something she’d regret. Then she dried the pan and set it on the counter. “Aunt Carol.” She hesitated, choosing her words. “Please . . . don’t say another word about my mama. You don’t know her.” “Well.” Her aunt waved a soapy hand in the air and shot Elise a disgusted look. “I wouldn’t have expected you to defend her. Of all people.” Elise didn’t respond to that. Ten silent minutes later and she was back in her room. Her heart was still racing, her rage in full gear. Yes, she had been a terrible daughter this past year. Her sweet mother was no match for her and the things she’d done. And no, they weren’t close like they used to be. But still, Aunt Carol had no right to talk about her that way. Elise wanted to scream at her. None of this was her mama’s fault, not at all. She glanced at the rose-papered walls. They were closing in again. Elise closed her eyes for a few seconds. Never mind that her aunt and uncle were doing her a favor. The semester couldn’t get over fast enough. She moved to a small suitcase in the corner of the room and took a sketchbook from inside. The only way to change her mood now was to draw. She grabbed a pencil and sat on the chair near the window. Like it had a heart of its own, her pencil began to fly across the page. This drawing wouldn’t be anything original or new. She’d sketched the scene a hundred times before. The New York City skyline. She couldn’t wait to be there, breathing in the city air, surrounded by the sounds and feels of Manhattan. And now only one thing stood between her and a move to the city. A semester in Bloomington, Indiana, at a school she’d never heard of before. Clear Creek High. Read more

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The Hideaway

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Pdf:The Hideaway.Review 'Denton’s first novel charms readers with her idyllic settings and wonderful cast of characters, making Sweet Bay and the Hideaway places readers will dream about. The Hideaway is a deeply satisfying exploration of family, friendship, and the meaning of home.' (BookList)“This debut novel is the kind of book you want to curl up with on a rainy day or stick in your beach bag for your next vacation. It is poetic and compelling, emotional and full of life.” (RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars and TOP PICK)“Inspiring in tone, with well-drawn, appealing characters, Denton’s delicious debut is a treat for the senses and the heart. Her exquisitely lyrical writing and character-driven story is a must-read, especially for those who loved Beth Moore’s The Undoing of St. Sylvanus.” (Library Journal -- Starred Review, DEBUT OF THE MONTH)“In this fine debut, Denton crafts a beautiful, heartbreaking story of true love that never dies. . . This book will please inspirational, contemporary, and historical fans alike.” (Publishers Weekly STARRED Review) Read more About the Author LAUREN K. DENTON is the author of USA TODAY bestselling novels The Hideaway and Hurricane Season. She was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, and now lives with her husband and two daughters in Homewood, just outside Birmingham. Though her husband tries valiantly to turn her into a mountain girl, she’d still rather be at the beach. Website: LaurenKDenton.com; Instagram: LaurenKDentonBooks; Facebook: LaurenKDentonAuthor; Twitter: @LaurenKDenton. Read more

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Redeeming Love

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Pdf:Redeeming Love.Review CBA bestsellerECPA bestsellerPublisher Weekly bestsellerWashington Post bestseller'The truth that ran through that story [Redeeming Love] absolutely took me to my knees. And I was a changed person when I finished reading that book. '- Amy Grant, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter'A splendid piece of work exploring both physical love and a love of God...There is not one false note in this wonderful novel.' - Library Journal'Simply put, Redeeming Love is the most powerful work of fiction you will ever read.'- Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of Thorn in My Heart'The timeless biblical themes...are beautifully portrayed and brought to life through her unforgettable characters.'- Stephen Arterburn, best-selling author of The Everyman Series'My heart and soul were profoundly shaken as I realized anew the lessons portrayed through the stories of Hosea and Gomer, Michael and Angel. This may be the single most moving book you will read this year - or in your lifetime.'- Angela Hunt, author of Magdalene Read more About the Author F R A N C I N E R I V E R S has enjoyed a successful writing career for more than thirty years.  A New York Times best-selling author, her novels have been awarded or nominated for numerous prizes, including the RITA Award, the ChristyAward, and the ECPA Gold Medallion. In 1997, she was inducted into the Romance Writers Hall of Fame. Francine’s works have been translated into more than thirty different languages and she enjoys best-seller status in many foreign countries. She and her husband live in Northern California, with her three grown children and grandchildren nearby.  Visit Francine online at www.FrancineRivers.com. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Nightingale: A Novel

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Pdf:The Nightingale: A Novel.Amazon.com Review Kristin Hannah is a popular thriller writer with legions of fans, but her latest novel, The Nightingale, soars to new heights (sorry) and will earn her even more ecstatic readers. Both a weeper and a thinker, the book tells the story of two French sisters – one in Paris, one in the countryside – during WWII; each is crippled by the death of their beloved mother and cavalier abandonment of their father; each plays a part in the French underground; each finds a way to love and forgive. If this sounds sudsy. . . well, it is, a little. . . but a melodrama that combines historical accuracy (Hannah has said her inspiration for Isabelle was the real life story of a woman who led downed Allied soldiers on foot over the Pyrenees) and social/political activism is a hard one to resist. Even better to keep you turning pages: the central conceit works – the book is narrated by one of the sisters in the present, though you really don’t know until the very end which sister it is. Fast-paced, detailed, and full of romance (both the sexual/interpersonal kind and the larger, trickier romance of history and war), this novel is destined to land (sorry, again) on the top of best sellers lists and night tables everywhere. -- Sara Nelson Read more Review Praise for The Nightingale:'Haunting, action-packed, and compelling.' ―Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author'Absolutely riveting!...Read this book.' ―Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Director of the University of Miami Holocaust Teacher Institute'Beautifully written and richly evocative.' ―Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author“A hauntingly rich WWII novel about courage, brutality, love, survival―and the essence of what makes us human.” ―Family Circle“A heart-pounding story.” ―USA Today'An enormous story. Richly satisfying. I loved it.' ―Anne Rice'A respectful and absorbing page-turner.' ―Kirkus Reviews'Tender, compelling...a satisfying slice of life in Nazi-occupied France.' ―Jewish Book Council“Expect to devour The Nightingale in as few sittings as possible; the high-stakes plot and lovable characters won’t allow any rest until all of their fates are known.” ―Shelf Awareness'I loved The Nightingale.' ―Lisa See, #1 New York Times bestselling author'Powerful...an unforgettable portrait of love and war.' ―People Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity

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Pdf:The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity.Review When the imagination of a writer and the passion of a theologian cross-fertilize the result is a novel on the order of 'The Shack.' This book has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan's 'Pilgrim's Progress' did for his. It's that good! --Eugene Peterson, Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, B.C.Finally! A guy-meets-God Novel that has literary integrity and spiritual daring. 'The Shack' cuts through the cliches of both religion and bad writing to reveal something compelling and beautiful about life's integral dance with the Divine. This story reads like a prayer--like the best kind of prayer, filled with sweat and wonder and transparency and surprise. When I read it, I felt like I was fellowshipping with God. If you read one work of fiction this year, let this be it. --Mike Morrell, zoecarnate.com'The Shack' is a one of a kind invitation to journey to the very heart of God. Through my tears and cheers, I have been indeed transformed by the tender mercy with which William Paul Young opened the veil that too often separated me from God and from myself. With every page, the complicated do's and don't that distort a relationship into a religion were washed away as I understood Father, Son and Holy Spirit for the first time in my life. --Patrick M. Roddy, ABC News Emmy Award winning producer Read more About the Author Wm. Paul Young was born a Canadian and raised among a Stone Age tribe by his missionary parents in the highlands of former New Guinea. He suffered great loss as a child and young adult and now enjoys the 'wastefulness of grace' with his family in the Pacific Northwest. Read more

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The Masterpiece

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Pdf:The Masterpiece.Review A highly sought-after artist by day and clandestine graffiti prankster by night, Roman Velasco has shut his heart―until Grace Moore shows up on his doorstep. Grace has overcome too much in her life: she has survived her parents’ violent deaths; she has given up her own studies to support her husband through college only to find him cheating on her in their own house; and she has transcended the shock of an unplanned pregnancy. Through it all, Jesus has stood by her, even appearing as an angel to comfort her when she was a grieving 7-year-old trying to find a way to endure. Recently, she has found a home for herself and her 5-month-old son, Samuel, but living with the Garcias, who had hoped to adopt Samuel, is difficult, especially since Selah consistently pushes Grace away, casting herself as the boy’s constant maternal presence. So when Grace accepts a job as the temperamental Roman’s personal assistant, complete with a cottage to herself ―a cottage where she can start to separate from Selah and her family, where she can build a life for herself and Samuel ―it’s a dream come true. Roman’s rough language and atheism, however, trouble Grace, just as Grace’s spirituality and privacy trouble Roman. After all, he’s used to easy women and commitment-free interludes. Christian novelist Rivers (Earth Psalms, 2016, etc.) deftly threads Roman’s and Grace’s lives together as they tiptoe around their emotional scars, eventually shifting into a dance of tentative steps toward a love neither can resist. Fans of Christian romance will delight in this tale of salvation through love. (Kirkus Reviews)Famous artist Roman Velasco battles his demons in the night as The Bird, a graffiti artist. This alter ego draws from Roman’s past before fame and fortune made him wealthy but empty inside. Grace Moore is a suddenly single mother who needs to work. After her husband’s betrayal, she finds comfort in her faith. When an opportunity comes her way to be the personal assistant to the reclusive Roman, Grace is cautious but hopeful that the opportunity will give her some much-needed security. Little does either of them know how much they need each other. VERDICT Rivers (Earth Psalms) is known for creating memorable characters whose brokenness serves as a pathway to redemption and finding faith in Jesus. This character-driven romance will enthrall her many fans. (Library Journal)Bestseller Rivers (Redeeming Love) brings unexpected faith to a fictionalized Banksy character in this ambitious novel. Roman Velasco is an artist who has his own studio, rising prestige, and large commissions―yet he keeps secret his life as the Bird, a renowned and elusive graffiti artist. Roman has searched for meaning in women, drink, and art but finds himself empty and angry. Enter Grace Moore, an emotionally wounded single mother who finds her meaning in God. She signs on as Roman’s personal assistant, eager for the job but not so sure about the temperamental artist. Rivers pits the brokenness of these two―Roman’s abandonment and trust issues and Grace’s guilt and pain―against each other and the power of Jesus. Although Rivers too often uses phrases such as “he muttered a four-letter word” in place of cruder words, and frequently reverts to what feels like Christian jargon (“Two people saved by grace. That makes you my brother in Christ.”), the tale will have her long-standing fans hooked. And the fully formed Roman will likely garner her new ones. (Publishers Weekly)4.5 stars, Romantic Times Top PickThe long wait between Francine Rivers’ novels is well worth it when the final page of this book is turned. Richly detailed characters with traumatic pasts are woven together with Biblical truths and redemptive themes. On the surface, this seems like a very basic romance, but when the layers are peeled back, each of the characters’ choices in the past and present are thoughtfully explored. As Roman and Grace learn about each other, the reader, too, learns about them as glimpses into their lives are revealed carefully as they relate to current experiences. This is an amazing, beautifully written tale to be savored and pondered and shared with others. (Romantic Times)Best-selling Rivers (Bridge to Haven, 2014) presents a lengthy, emotionally uninhibited tale of childhood trauma and its affects in adulthood. She handles the difficult topics of addiction, emotional abuse, gang activity, and murder-suicide, all connected to children, with unapologetic directness. Her writing is grounded in conservative Christian values and touches on deeper points of theology and the afterlife. Readers will marvel at Rivers’ storytelling arc encompassing the reconciliation of gritty past misdeeds with the work in progress of a life of forgiveness. (Booklist) Read more From the Back Cover The ghosts of his past hold him captive.Her missteps bring her to his door.New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive love story, a probing tale that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece. Read more

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The Lost World of the Torah: Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context

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Pdf:The Lost World of the Torah: Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context.Review 'Walton and Walton rightly view Torah in the broader context of wisdom and as an expression of wisdom. This is exactly what passages such as Deuteronomy 4:6 and Psalm 19:7 imply.'--Kevin Chen, associate professor of biblical studies, Union University'Walton and Walton take recent scholarship on ancient Near Eastern law and apply it with great dexterity to their investigation of the biblical Torah. Ancient law codes, like the Laws of Hammurabi, very likely did not form the actual law of their respective societies, and this book is willing to face the implications of this honestly. Overall, it builds a careful and important argument for how to approach biblical law. And it is brave enough to show that most casual interpretations by modern Christians will almost inevitably go awry. One can only hope that this kind of work will begin to dampen the naive and simplistic readings that plague much of American Protestantism today.'--Bruce Wells, associate professor, department of Middle Eastern studies, University of Texas at Austin'Walton and Walton continue their Lost World series with a study of Torah, understood as instruction rather than law, wisdom rather than legislation. They point out how Torah is often misunderstood by Christians because they assume that it functions like modern laws or Greco-Roman laws. Instead, the authors argue, the Torah should be interpreted in its ancient Near Eastern context, where order was achieved through the wisdom of those who governed society. The collections of 'laws' contained selected illustrations, intended to teach a model for right and wrong as guidance for judges but were not comprehensive legal codes that regulated everyday life in detail. This careful and readable study will be valuable for all who are interested in Old Testament law and its relevance for Christians today.'--David L. Baker, All Nations Christian College Read more Review 'Walton and Walton take recent scholarship on ancient Near Eastern law and apply it with great dexterity to their investigation of the biblical Torah. Ancient law codes, like the Laws of Hammurabi, very likely did not form the actual law of their respective societies, and this book is willing to face the implications of this honestly. Overall, it builds a careful and important argument for how to approach biblical law. And it is brave enough to show that most casual interpretations by modern Christians will almost inevitably go awry. One can only hope that this kind of work will begin to dampen the naive and simplistic readings that plague much of American Protestantism today.' (Bruce Wells, associate professor, department of Middle Eastern studies, University of Texas at Austin)'Walton and Walton rightly view Torah in the broader context of wisdom and as an expression of wisdom. This is exactly what passages such as Deuteronomy 4:6 and Psalm 19:7 imply.' (Kevin Chen, associate professor of biblical studies, Union University)'Walton and Walton continue their Lost World series with a study of Torah, understood as instruction rather than law, wisdom rather than legislation. They point out how Torah is often misunderstood by Christians because they assume that it functions like modern laws or Greco-Roman laws. Instead, the authors argue, the Torah should be interpreted in its ancient Near Eastern context, where order was achieved through the wisdom of those who governed society. The collections of 'laws' contained selected illustrations, intended to teach a model for right and wrong as guidance for judges but were not comprehensive legal codes that regulated everyday life in detail. This careful and readable study will be valuable for all who are interested in Old Testament law and its relevance for Christians today.' (David L. Baker, All Nations Christian College) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be: A 90-Day Guide to Living the Proverbs 31 Life

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Pdf:Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be: A 90-Day Guide to Living the Proverbs 31 Life.From the Back Cover Think the goal of becoming a Proverbs 31 woman is out of your reach? Think again.Donna Partow has a secret for you--you can be a modern Proverbs 31 woman! In Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be, Partow gives you inspiration and practical direction to move you closer to that goal with purpose and passion. During this 90-day journey, you will walk the path toward better living in specific areas, including- faith and spirituality- family relationships- health- business- home management- ministry- and morePartow's holistic plan includes all parts of your life--physical, relational, emotional, and spiritual--and will help you deepen your relationship with God, live out his will for your life, and take your faith into the world. The practical action steps will help you grow in character today, even as you set attainable goals for the future. You can become the woman God wants you to be. Let this powerful guide renew your energy and determination. Donna Partow is the bestselling author of Becoming the Woman I Want to Be. She has been a popular guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including Focus on the Family. Partow's honesty and vulnerability speaks to all women who have less-than-perfect lives. Read more About the Author Donna Partow is the bestselling author of many books, including Becoming a Vessel God Can Use, Becoming the Woman I Want to Be, and This Isn't the Life I Signed Up For. She is a Christian communicator and has been a popular guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including Focus on the Family. Donna lives in Arizona. Read more

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Sneezy the Snowman

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Pdf:Sneezy the Snowman.About the Author Maureen Wright is an Amazon Publishing author.Stephen Gilpin is an Amazon Publishing illustrator. Read more

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The Lost World of the Torah: Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context (The Lost World Series)

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Pdf:The Lost World of the Torah: Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context (The Lost World Series).Our handling of what we call biblical law veers between controversy and neglect. On the one hand, controversy arises when Old Testament laws seem either odd beyond comprehension (not eating lobster) or positively reprehensible (executing children). On the other, neglect results when we consider the law obsolete, no longer carrying any normative power (tassels on clothing, making sacrifices). Even readers who do attempt to make use of the Old Testament "law" often find it either irrelevant, hopelessly laden with "thou shalt nots," or simply so confusing that they throw up their hands in despair. Despite these extremes, people continue to propose moral principles from these laws as "the biblical view" and to garner proof texts to resolve issues that arise in society. The result is that both Christians and skeptics regularly abuse the Torah, and its true message often lies unheard.Walton and Walton offer in The Lost World of the Torah a restorative vision of the ancient genre of instruction for wisdom that makes up a significant portion of the Old Testament. In the ancient Near East, order was achieved through the wisdom of those who governed society. The objective of torah was to teach the Israelites to be wise about the kind of order needed to receive the blessings of God’s favor and presence within the context of the covenant. Here readers will find fresh insight on this fundamental genre of the Old Testament canon.

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The Sermon on the Mount: The Key to Success in Life

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Pdf:The Sermon on the Mount: The Key to Success in Life.Amazon.com Review The Sermon on the Mount--now passing its 65th birthday--remains a vital and provocative introduction to the ideas at the heart of Christian Science. At heart it means to be entirely practical, as the 'Science' of the name would indicate. Denying any interest in theology (there is no theology in the Bible, Fox argues), the author instead suggests that what Jesus was after was results: 'Jesus explains to us what the nature of God is, and what our own nature is; tells us the meaning of life and of death; shows us why we make mistakes; why we yield to temptation; why we become sick, and impoverished, and old; and, most important of all, he tells us how all these evils may be overcome, and how we may bring health, happiness, and true prosperity into our lives.' And the Spiritual Key? Fox puts it quite simply: 'The Truth turns out to be nothing less than the amazing but undeniable fact that the whole outer world--whether it be the physical body, the common things of life, the winds and the rain, the clouds, the earth itself--is amenable to man's thought, and that he has dominion over it when he knows it.' --Doug Thorpe Read more Review “A practical handbook of spiritual development . . . [Fox] gives his readers a profound outlook upon life and an absolutely fresh scale of values.” (New York Times Book Review)Emmet Fox has been a major spiritual inspiration in my life and a significant intellectual force behind all my work. (Steve Chandler, author of The Story of You)“Emmet Fox was one of the world’s greatest metaphysical teachers. His works have contributed profoundly to the spiritual understanding of millions of people, including myself.” (Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Cry, the Beloved Country

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Pdf:Cry, the Beloved Country.Review 'A beautiful novel, rich, firm and moving...its writing is so fresh, its projection of character so immediate and full, its events so compelling, and its understanding so compassionate that to read the book is to share intimately, even to the point of catharsis, in the grave human experience.' (The New York Times)'The greatest novel to emerge out of the tragedy of South Africa, and one of the best novels of our time.' (The New Republic) Read more About the Author Alan Paton, a native son of South Africa, was born in Pietermaritzburg, in the province of Natal, in 1903. Paton's initial career was spent teaching in schools for the sons of rich, white South Africans, But at thirty, he suffered a severe attack of enteric fever, and in the time he had to reflect upon his life, he decided that he did not want to spend his life teaching the sons of the rich. He got a job as principal of Diepkloof Reformatory, a huge prison school for delinquent black boys, on the edge of Johannesburg. He worked at Diepkloof for ten years, and at the end of it Paton felt so strongly that he needed a change, that he sold his life insurance policies to finance a prison-study trip that took him to Scandinavia, England, and the United States. It was during this time that he unexpectedly wrote his first published novel, Cry, the Beloved Country. It stands as the single most important novel in South African literature. Alan Paton died in 1988 in South Africa. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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A Perfect Mess: Why You Don't Have to Worry About Being Good Enough for God

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Pdf:A Perfect Mess: Why You Don't Have to Worry About Being Good Enough for God.Review Praise for A Perfect Mess“No one is more solidly in our corner than God himself. He lifts us up, dusts us off, and cheers us on in the ‘messy’ race of life. In this delightful and often humorous journey into Psalms, Lisa Harper helps us discover God’s grace in every step along the way.”–Max Lucado“Lisa Harper knows life. And she knows God’s Word. I love how she intertwines the two, bringing hope to the hopeless and help to everyone who’s ever felt like a perfect mess. With fresh insight and poignant stories, Lisa reveals a God who brings order out of chaos with just a word…even the chaos of our lives.”–Joanna Weaver, author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World“A Perfect Mess deftly applies the ancient truths found in Psalms to our very frazzled, contemporary lives. Don’t let her breezy, easy-to-read style fool you; Lisa Harper is clearly a woman who loves the Lord and His Word, and she handles both with care, offering amusing examples from her own ‘messy’ life even as she encourages us to get real about our ongoing need for God’s cleansing grace.”–Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of Bad Girls of the Bible“A Perfect Mess will cause you to breathe a sigh of relief. Finally we are assured that we aren’t the only ones who need encouragement as we stare in disbelief at the chaos in our lives. Thank God for His reassuring presence, and thank God for my friend Lisa. In her own unique way, she has taken truth, stirred it with grace, and then sprinkled it with her gentle and warm writing style. The result is a delicious read that soothes the deepest parts of those of us who are a perfect mess. Read and be blessed.”–Priscilla Shirer, author and Bible teacher“This book is bursting with healing and hope. Lisa is a wonderful friend, Bible teacher, and storyteller who helps us find ourselves in Psalms and understand that just as we are, we are loved by God.”–Sheila Walsh, Women of Faith speaker and author of Let Go“I read A Perfect Mess from cover to cover, soaking up every word of teaching and each great story that Lisa told. She is one of my all-time favorite Bible teachers, so what a joy to learn from her in these new lessons from Psalms. I will never forget reading about Lisa’s mom, who crawled underneath the bed one night to comfort her sad and hiding baby girl. What a beautiful picture of our pursuing Father’s love. So grab your Bible and your favorite underlining pen, open this great book, and begin learning for yourself how our beautiful God makes something perfect and glorious from our messy lives.”–Angela Thomas, best-selling author and speaker“What do climbing trees, tight-fitting clothes, loose-fitting sweatpants, and boogie shoes have in common with the book of Psalms? Don’t worry; I didn’t know either, but Lisa Harper has an incredible way of exploring a text written thousands of years ago and finding the relevance to our modern lives. Lisa points out something that I already knew but was afraid to admit: we are all perfect–messes, that is. She reminds us that although we may be messy, our heavenly Father has big arms and doesn’t mind getting dirty.”–Chonda Pierce, comedienne, author, and recording artist“Lisa Harper is one of my favorite writers (and favorite people), and this is my favorite book she’s ever written! I love how she connects words and connects our hearts. She makes old truths so today. I feel safe with her. I think this might be how Jesus would talk if He were walking around in our lives, in our times. I sense His presence in the middle of my mess. This book is a gift. Give it to yourself.”–Lisa Whelchel, author of the bestseller Creative Correction and The Facts of Life and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me Read more About the Author Lisa Harper is a master storyteller whose lively approach connects the dots between the Bible era and modern life.  She is a sought-after Bible teacher and speaker whose upcoming appearances include the national Women of Faith Conferences. A veteran of numerous radio and television programs and the author of several books, she also is a regular columnist for Today’s Christian Woman magazine. Lisa recently completed a master’s of theological studies from Covenant Theological Seminary. She makes her home outside Nashville. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art

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Pdf:Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art.Review “When I discovered Walking on Water years ago, my creative self underwent a sort of liberation. I had always sensed that there was a wonderful connection between spirituality and creativity, but Madeleine’s insights about both of those worlds helped me claim with more confidence my own creative gifts. This is a wise and inspiring book that should be in every artist’s library.” –Vinita Hampton Wright, author of Grace at Bender Springs and Velma Still Cooks in Leeway “Once again, L’Engle touches the deepest parts of our psyche and heart with her artist’s wand. She writes with an earthy rhythm that not only reveals the mysteries of our artistic natures, but also qualifies all along the way her inimitable wise-woman philosophies. L’Engle’ s writing is God’s gift to a generation who needs to sit on a stump and lend an ear to what the right brain is saying to the left and to what the soul is saying to the heart. Walking on Water guides the wandering artist back to the Savior and says ‘There, you’ve come home again where you belong!’” –Patricia Hickman, award-winning author of Katrina’s Wings “There are those who write about art-making as if they’ re detailing the techniques of a heart surgeon. Then there are those, like Madeleine L’Engle, who simply show you their heart. Like the words of Jesus to the fisherman brothers, the words of Madeleine are ‘follow me’ words. Through the pages of Walking on Water hungry, thirsty folks have been following for two decades–quickly recognizing that the reason Madeleine is worth following is that she follows Jesus.” –Charlie Peacock-Ashworth, record producer and author of At the Crossroads: An Insider's Look at Contemporary Christian Music Read more About the Author Madeleine L'Engle was the author of more than forty-five books for all ages, among them the beloved A Wrinkle in Time, awarded the Newbery Medal; A Ring of Endless Light, a Newbery Honor Book; A Swiftly Tilting Planet, winner of the American Book Award; and the Austin family series of which Troubling a Star is the fifth book. L'Engle was named the 1998 recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards award, honoring her lifetime contribution in writing for teens.Ms. L'Engle was born in 1918 in New York City. She wrote her first book, The Small Rain, while touring with Eva Le Gallienne in Uncle Harry. She met Hugh Franklin, to whom she was married until his death in 1986, while they were rehearsing The Cherry Orchard, and they were married on tour during a run of The Joyous Season, starring Ethel Barrymore.Ms. L'Engle retired from the stage after her marriage, and the Franklins moved to northwest Connecticut and opened a general store. After a decade in Connecticut, the family returned to New York.After splitting her time between New York City and Connecticut and acting as the librarian and writer-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Madeleine L’Engle died on September 7, 2007 at the age of 88. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Stepping Up - Bible Study Book: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent

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Pdf:Stepping Up - Bible Study Book: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent.About the Author Es escritora y maestra de libros y estudios bíblicos que han sido éxitos de librería, y viaja por todo Estados Unidos dando conferencias. Esposa y madre dedicada de dos hijas adultas, Moore, vive en Houston, Texas, donde es presidente y fundadora del ministerio Living Proof Ministries. Is a writer and teacher of best­ selling books and Bible studies whose public speaking engagements carry her all over the United States. A dedicated wife and mother of two adult daughters, Moore lives in Houston, Texas, where she is president and founder of Living Proof Ministries. Read more

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Battlefield of the Mind Psalms and Proverbs

Pdf Bibles Battlefield of the Mind Psalms and Proverbs

Pdf:Battlefield of the Mind Psalms and Proverbs.About the Author JOYCE MEYER is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. Her broadcast, Enjoying Everyday Life, airs daily on hundreds of television networks and radio stations worldwide. Joyce has written nearly 100 inspirational books. Bestsellers include God Is Not Mad at You; Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits; Living Beyond Your Feelings; Power Thoughts; Battlefield of the Mind; and The Confident Woman. Joyce holds conferences throughout the year, speaking to thousands around the world. Read more

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Illuminata: A Return to Prayer

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Pdf:Illuminata: A Return to Prayer.About the Author Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose & Bill Maher. Six of her eleven published books have been New York Times Bestsellers. Four of these have been #1, including Illuminata, A Woman's Worth, and the mega best seller A Return to Love, considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. Read more

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Comentario Bíblico Matthew Henry: Obra completa sin abreviar - 13 tomos en 1 (Spanish Edition)

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Pdf:Comentario Bíblico Matthew Henry: Obra completa sin abreviar - 13 tomos en 1 (Spanish Edition).About the Author Nació en Broad Oak, Iscoid, Gales, el 18 de octubre de 1662. Matthew se convirtió al cristianismo a los diez años (1672). Estudió Derecho y fue ordenado en 1687; ejerció el pastorado en Chester, desde ese mismo año hasta 1712. Comenzó a enseñar el Antiguo Testamento por las mañanas y el Nuevo por las tardes. Esto constituyó la base para su futuro Comentario, que tuvo inicio en 1704, sin embargo, murió en 1714 y trece teólogos no conformistas se encargaron de completarlo. Su teología es un fiel testimonio de la verdad evangélica, enfatizando la depravación total del hombre y la gracia soberana y salvadora de Dios. Su obra demuestra una profunda capacidad espiritual y una gran erudición, producto de su gran conocimiento del griego y del hebreo. Read more

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My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer

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Pdf:My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer.Review “[Christian Wiman's] poetry and his scholarship have a purifying urgency that is rare in this world. This puts him at the very source of theology, and enables him to say new things in timeless language, so that the reader's surprise and assent are one and the same.” ―Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gilead“Every generation needs someone to write about faith as lucidly as Christian Wiman does in this ‘meditation of a modern believer.'” ―The Wall Street Journal“Christian Wiman's My Bright Abyss creates in the reader the keen, poetic attention of a man with a cancer diagnosis trying to remain fully present in his life. His spiritual ancestors are C. S. Lewis and Thomas Merton. Like Lewis, he's surprised by the joy of falling in love. Like Merton, he captures the smugness that can poison some atheists as it does some believers. This masterwork of doubt and faith, literature and theology, will affect nonbelievers and spiritual seekers alike.” ―Mary Karr, author of Lit and The Liar's Club“In another day and age, this book would be called a revelation, a mysticism, a holy text. What does it mean for a modern man to believe? In this extremely moving narrative, this question is asked with grace and fury, with astonishing eloquence and courage that only a few can equal in our time. It will be read for years and years to come.” ―Ilya Kaminsky, author of Dancing in Odessa“Forged from pain, like most masterpieces, My Bright Abyss provides an advanced course in applied mysticism for the twenty-first century.” ―Eliza Griswold, author of The Tenth Parallel“Christian Wiman has written a moving, thoughtful meditation on faith and poetry that is really a treatise on meaning: where we find it, what it offers us, whether it can mitigate pain. There's a luminous clarity in these pages, the kind that comes only when a writer is facing ultimate questions.” ―Meghan O'Rourke, author of The Long Goodbye“My Bright Abyss . . . has unlocked the universe for me. My soul sang alongside every word. It's an instant classic, will be revered a hundred years from now.” ―Jamie Quatro, The Fine Delight“Like the classic mystics, [Wiman] often resorts to a language of paradox to convey things that ordinary language can't … Wiman speaks carefully but powerfully . . . The best that can come from contemplation of mortality, perhaps, is a kind of wisdom that can give others strength--not by answering questions, like those best-sellers which claim to tell you what happens after you see the white light, but by asking questions honestly . . . My Bright Abyss is a book that will give light and strength, even to those who find themselves unable to follow its difficult path.” ―Adam Kirsch, The New Yorker“This is a daring and urgent book . . . More than any other contemporary book I know, My Bright Abyss reveals what it can mean to experience St. Benedict's admonition to keep death daily before your eyes . . . Wiman is relentless in his probing of how life feels when one is up against death . . . With both honesty and humility, Wiman looks deep into his doubts his suspicion of religious claims and his inadequacy at prayer. He seeks ‘a poetics of belief, a language capacious enough to include a mystery that, ultimately, defeats it, and sufficiently intimate and inclusive to serve not only as individual expression but as communal need. This is a very tall order, and Wiman is a brave writer to take it on . . . Wiman mounts a welcome, insightful and bracing assault on both the complacent pieties of many Christians and the thoughtless bigotry of intellectuals who regard Christian faith as suitable only for idiots or fools . . . This pithy and passionate book is not easy, but it is rewarding. Wiman's finely honed language can be vivid and engaging . . . He exhibits a poet's concern for precision . . . This is, above all, a book about experience, and about seeking a language that is adequate for both the fiery moments of inspiration and the ‘fireless life' in which we spend most of our days. It is a testament to the human ability to respond to grace, even at times of great suffering, and to resolve to live and love more fully even as death draws near.” ―Kathleen Norris, The New York Times Book Review“Burnished and beautiful, My Bright Abyss is a sobering look at faith and poetry by a man who believes fiercely in both, but fears he might be looking at them for the last time. Wiman's memoir is innovative in its willingness to interrogate not only religious belief, but one of its most common surrogates, literature . . . Wiman's story is chiefly a love affair: of a poet with words, of a husband with his wife and two daughters, of a believer with the holy . . . Here is a poet wrestling with words the way that Jacob wrestled the angel . . . Wiman calls his memoir the 'Meditation of a Modern Believer,' and it is that, but more than meditation, it is an apologia and a prayer, an invitation and a fellow traveler for any who suffer and all who believe.” ―Casey N. Cep, The New Republic“In verse and poetry alike, Christian Wiman possesses and endearing and profound spiritual sensibility . . . My Bright Abyss is built of prose so lyrical and true you want to roll it around in your mouth and then speak it to strangers on the street . . . Wiman refuses easeful conclusions, he celebrates the verse and the two-faced joy at the hub of our lives--Nietzsche's tragic joy--and in doing so he has written what will be for many a life-changing book.” ―William Giraldi, Virginia Quarterly Review“My Bright Abyss gives us eleven essays that are at once personal and philosophical, critical and inclusive. If it is possible to prolifically and empathetically investigate each existential imperative--death, art, love, and God--Wiman has offered us the closest thing . .. The essays are not unlike a poem in a collection, adding bone to the body, yet strong enough to stand alone. Each is immersed in conversation with the others, anchored to a common ambition: to restore the sacred extrapolation of our imaginations, the unfurling of faith and love in the moment of creating . . . Wiman writes with forceful honesty. His hope lays on the inchoate edge of impossibility and because of that becomes nearly tangible . . . The maturity of Wiman's voice, the quiet that suffuses his words and indicates his gravity of introspection, and the gorgeous cadence offered in damn near every sentence make this one book I'll relentlessly recommend to those peering into the terrifying and beautiful abyss--which is to say, anyone and everyone. We are indebted to him, a poet who revels in the limitations of language in My Bright Abyss and therefore, consequently and in a blaze, transcends those limitations.” ―Caitlin Mackenzie, HTMLGiant“In My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer . . . Christian Wiman--himself a fine poet and translator of the Russian poet and essayist Osip Mandelstam--contemplates the meaning of poetic incarnation in specifically Christian terms, drawing on a wide range of authors. He blends poetry (his own and others'), criticism, theological speculation, and memoir in ways that defy easy categorization . . . Throughout My Bright Abyss, Wiman avoids formulaic responses. His prose is poetry in the truest sense: language adequate to one person's experience . . . Wiman's book is a moving argument for the use of poetry as a spiritual guide . . . [Wiman] shows us what happens to a man when his relation to the divine is reawakened, his mind becoming alert in ways previously unimaginable. That alertness carries over into his readings of poetry, which occur in a pressured context, as the language of the poems becomes part of his evolving mental landscape, part of his recovery, his spiritual (as well as physical) survival . . . In My Bright Abyss, Wiman offers a demonstration of what faith means to a critic: not a new way of life but, more mysteriously, the old life freshly understood, filtered through a range of texts. He reminds us that revelation comes not in a whirlwind or fire, but in that ‘still, small voice' that came to Elijah in the desert. ‘The voice is always there, for everyone,' writes Wiman. ‘For some of us, unfortunately, it takes terror and pain to make us capable of hearing it.' It is this urgency that separates the wheat from the chaff among critics.” ―Jay Parini, The Chronicle Review“Wiman isn't the least bit sentimental or nostalgic about the deeply Christian faith that provides the bedrock for his meditation . . . I can think of only a handful of writers I've read who have diagnosed the contemporary spiritual condition as poignantly as Wiman. But he doesn't stop at ‘reading the times.' Wiman weaves an intensely personal account of the hard work of maintaining belief in the midst of a culture determined to identify itself as secular . . . The poet is always wide-eyed and available to the world, but Wiman has the kind of gaze that Flannery O'Connor says is peculiar to the Catholic writer: their seeing continues deep beneath the surface of what all of us can plainly see . . . [My Bright Abyss] is breathtakingly beautiful and astonishing in its wisdom. . . hands down, the best book I've read in more than a decade.” ―Kurt Armstrong, Geez Magazine“A set of sublimely original spiritual reflections . . . Beyond the autobiographical elements of the book, beyond the translucent prose that this gifted poet offers us, its more universal value is its presentation of a modern believer . . . This is a book to take in small bites, to savor and study. You cannot read it impatiently. It will challenge you, believer or not, to think again about the things that are most important. Above all, Wiman demonstrates how to be fully human and deeply religious in a way that is free of cant and fully open to sharing the pain of the world, perhaps in order to bring it to new life . . . Wiman speaks to today in ways that very few other spiritual writers have attained, causing his readers to become a little more alive, with all that might mean for a fuller insertion into the pain and the joy of the world.” ―Paul Lakeland, National Catholic Reporter“Wiman infuses his writing with lyricism and a playfulness with language . . . He augments his own mastery of language with the liberal use of quotations from other poets and writers, spanning an impressive range of literary backgrounds. Wiman's depth of knowledge as a reader truly undergirds this work, as he invokes everyone from George Herbert to Simone Weil, Dietrich Bonheoffer to Seamus Heaney. As the author struggles to understand God, he also struggles to comprehend the institution of Christianity, seeing in it deep flaws, an inability to fully grasp the depth of the God it proclaims, and what he sees as a childish clinging to legend and myth . . . Poignant and focused . . . Wiman's grasp of the written word carries this unconventional faith memoir.” ―Kirkus Read more About the Author Christian Wiman is the author of six previous books, most recently Every Riven Thing (FSG, 2010), winner of the Ambassador Book Award in poetry, and Stolen Air: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam. Read more

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Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc

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Pdf:Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc.Review 'Elliot delivers another hit....[Voices] showcases a gorgeous storytelling style that flows in an effortless fashion....A glorious tribute to a woman who dared, defied, and defended her truth. A must-have.'—School Library Journal, STARRED review  “Ethereal, wondering, and poignant. . . . An innovative, entrancing account of a popular figure that will appeal to fans of verse, history, and biography.”—Kirkus, STARRED review 'With stunning lyricism, these poems fashion an enlivened, gripping narrative that addresses themes of gender identity, class and vocation, and innocence and culpability, bringing fresh nuance to an oft-told story.'—Publishers Weekly, STARRED review 'Joan’s thoughts are almost conversational, in simple left-justified verse with rhyme skillfully embedded within lines.... [A] creative historical account of a young woman who answered a norm-shattering higher call.' —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, STARRED review 'An elegant, spirited introduction to classical poetry and to a woman fighting not just for a cause but for a place in a world that undervalued her voice.'—BooklistEarly praise for Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc: 'A stunning and innovative reimagining of the life and death of one of history's most badass ladies. Captivating from start to finish and unlike anything I've ever read.' —Mackenzi Lee, New York Times best-selling author of The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue “By giving Joan of Arc voice, Elliott manages to give her agency and makes her passion, faith, and determination live and breathe on the page. Compelling, engaging, and triumphant, Joan the maiden warrior shines far brighter than her fiery fate.” —Robin LaFevers, New York Times best-selling author of Courting Darkness and the His Fair Assassin trilogy “Elliott enchants. Voices will draw a new generation to the mystery of the peasant girl whose conviction and audacity shattered all conceptions of class and gender.” —Kirsten Cappy, Children’s Book Consultant, Curious City “Elliott’s exquisite detail and imagery lift this tale of female valor into an almost mystical dimension.” —Pat Lowery Collins, author of The Fattening Hut and Hidden Voices, The Orphan Musicians of Venice “The implicit call-to-action in Elliott’s tender but searing novel-in-verse is perhaps the clearest voice of all: the fire within each of us can be an unstoppable force for change in a world that continually seeks to burn what it cannot control.” —Amy Cherrix, Malaprop’s Bookstore “This book is a marvel. Each poem is so pure, so intense, so full of story-moving energy that I couldn’t put it down and read the whole book in a gulp. I loved it.” —N. Griffin, author of The Whole Stupid Way We Are “A clever and searing page-turner story told by a master.” —Patricia Hruby Powell, author of Loving Vs. Virginia and Josephine Read more About the Author David Elliott is a NYT bestselling author whose books include Bull, And Here's to You!, The Evangeline Mudd books, In the Past, This Orq. books, and Baabwaa and Wooliam. Born in Ohio, David has worked as a singer, a cucumber washer, and a popsicle stick maker. He lives with his wife and a three-footed dog in New Hampshire. www.davidelliottbooks.com    Read more

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Love Heals

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Pdf:Love Heals.About the Author Becca Stevens is an author, speaker, social entrepreneur, and founder and president of Thistle Farms, the largest social enterprise in the US run by survivors. An international voice for the global movement for women's freedom and a defender of the marginalized, she has been named a “Champion of Change” by the White House for her work against domestic violence, “Humanitarian of the Year” by a number of organizations, and a “CNN Hero.” Becca has received two honorary doctorates and lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she serves as an Episcopal priest and lives with her Grammy-winning songwriter husband and three sons. Read more

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The First and Second Books of Adam and Eve: The Conflict With Satan

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Pdf:The First and Second Books of Adam and Eve: The Conflict With Satan.About the Author Joseph Lumpkin has a long and varied background in research and writing. He was a contractor performing research and development within the U.S. Department of Defense for many years. Major projects included Hypersonic Missile Technology and Computer Clustering for Super Computers. In addition to his background in science, computers, and research, Joseph has a Doctorate of Ministry and has acted as chaplain to several outreach programs. He has written for various newspapers and has authored over two dozen books on subjects of theology, religion, history of Christianity, and philosophy. Dr. Lumpkin has appeared on Radio, Television, and Internet shows as a guest speaker on subjects of Fallen Angels, Church History, Religion, Theology, the Sacred Feminine, and other subjects. Show include L.A. Talk Radio, Rainmaking Time, and Threshing Floor Radio. Shows can be access via http://www.fifthestatepub.com Read more

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A Collection of Christian Poems, Speeches & Skits Written for Easter and Christmas Programs

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Pdf:A Collection of Christian Poems, Speeches & Skits Written for Easter and Christmas Programs.This Book is a collection of Poems, Speeches, and Skits for Christmas and Easter Programs. Even if you're not involved with planning and implementing a program, this book is an inspiration just to read. It was inspired by God to help you discover the real reason for our Savior's birth, death, and resurrection. Use it for your next Easter and Christmas Program and let it touch your heart and the ones who don't know and love Jesus will learn to love him.

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Proverbs (LifeChange)

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Pdf:Proverbs (LifeChange).From the Back Cover PROVERBS. The book of Proverbs contains a wealth of practical wisdom for everyday living. Its teachings are timeless, and they provide helpful guidelines on almost every aspect of personal conduct imaginable, including: goodness, folly, sin, wealth and poverty, the tongue, pride and humility, justice, vengeance, strife, gluttony, love, lust, laziness, friendships, the family, life, and death. LifeChange Series: Christians have a lifelong goal: to become like Christ. This involves change, and change isn’t always easy. But the more you know of God’s purposes for you, the more you can experience His joy and participate in His plan. The LifeChange Series of Bible studies on books of the Bible can help you grow in Christlikeness through a life-changing encounter with God’s Word. You’ll benefit in these important ways: 1) You’ll gain a firm understanding of the book-its historical context, purpose, structure, and meaning; 2) You’ll apply its powerful, relevant wisdom to needs and issues you are currently working through; and 3) You’ll acquire personal study skills and a thirst to return to the book on your own-so you can keep going deeper into its life-transforming truths. Read more About the Author The Navigators is an interdenominational, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people 'know Christ and make Him known” as they look to Him and His Word to chart their lives. Navigators have invested their lives in people for more than seventy-five years, coming alongside them life on life to study the Bible, develop a deepening prayer life, and memorize and apply Scripture, The ultimate goal is to equip Christ followers to fulfill 2 Timothy 2:2—to teach what they have learned to others. Today, tens of thousands of people worldwide are coming to know and grow in Jesus Christ through the various ministries of The Navigators. Internationally, more than 4,600 Navigator staff of 70 nationalities serve in more than 100 countries. Read more

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Redeeming Love

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Pdf:Redeeming Love.Francine Rivers is one of America's favorite romance writers and a best-selling inspirational author. Her many heartfelt novels have won awards and the adoration of fans accross the country. In Redeeming Love, she retells the Biblical story of Hosea, setting it in the 1850s, amidst California's gold country.

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My Oxford Year: A Novel

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Pdf:My Oxford Year: A Novel.Major motion picture already in development with Temple Hill Entertainment Set amid the breathtaking beauty of Oxford, this sparkling debut novel tells the unforgettable story about a determined young woman eager to make her mark in the world and the handsome man who introduces her to an incredible love that will irrevocably alter her future - perfect for fans of JoJo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks. American Ella Durran has had the same plan for her life since she was 13: study at Oxford. At 24, she's finally made it to England on a Rhodes Scholarship when she's offered an unbelievable position in a rising political star's presidential campaign. With the promise that she'll work remotely and return to DC at the end of her Oxford year, she's free to enjoy her Once in a Lifetime Experience. That is until a smart-mouthed local who is too quick with his tongue and his car ruins her shirt and her first day.  When Ella discovers that her English literature course will be taught by none other than that same local, Jamie Davenport, she thinks for the first time that Oxford might not be all she's envisioned. But a late-night drink reveals a connection she wasn't anticipating finding, and what begins as a casual fling soon develops into something much more when Ella learns Jamie has a life-changing secret.  Immediately Ella is faced with a seemingly impossible decision: turn her back on the man she's falling in love with to follow her political dreams or be there for him during a trial neither is truly prepared for. As the end of her year in Oxford rapidly approaches, Ella must decide if the dreams she's always wanted are the same ones she's now yearning for.

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A Lineage of Grace: Five Stories of Unlikely Women Who Changed Eternity

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Pdf:A Lineage of Grace: Five Stories of Unlikely Women Who Changed Eternity.In this compilation of the five books in the best-selling Lineage of Grace series by Francine Rivers, we meet the five women whom God chose—Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. Each was faced with extraordinary—even scandalous—challenges. Each took great personal risk to fulfill her calling. Each was destined to play a key role in the lineage of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World.2009 Retailer's Choice Award winner!

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Bathed in Prayer: Father Tim's Prayers, Sermons, and Reflections from the Mitford Series

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Pdf:Bathed in Prayer: Father Tim's Prayers, Sermons, and Reflections from the Mitford Series.About the Author Jan Karon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels in the Mitford series, featuring Episcopal priest Father Tim Kavanagh. She has authored twelve other books, including Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader, and several titles for children. Jan lives in Virginia near the World Heritage site of Jefferson's Monticello. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. AT HOME IN MITFORD In the first of fourteen Mitford novels, we meet Father Tim, an Episcopal rector yearning for more . . . until he finds himself with more than he can handle. The introduction of a dog as big as a sofa, a beautiful next-door neighbor, and the abandoned eleven-year-old Dooley shake up Father Tim's comfortable bachelor routines. He begins a new life, shedding old habits and embracing unfamiliar ones, and emerging from his cocoon along the way. He arrived at the office, uttering the prayer he had offered at its door every morning for twelve years: 'Father, make me a blessing to someone today, through Christ our Lord. Amen.' As he took the key from his pocket, he felt something warm and disgustingly wet on his hand. He looked down into the face of a large, black, mud-caked dog, whose tail began to beat wildly against his pant leg. 'Good grief!' he said, wiping his hand on his windbreaker. At that, the dog leaped up and licked his face, sending a shower of saliva into his right ear. 'Get away! Be gone!' he shouted. He tried to protect the notebook he was carrying, but the dog gave it a proper licking before he could stuff it in his jacket, then tried to snatch it from him. 'Down!' he commanded, at which the dog leaped up and gave his chin a bath. He tried to fend the animal off with his elbow, while inserting the key in the office door. If he were a cussing man, he reasoned, this would offer a premier opportunity to indulge himself. ''Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth,'' he quoted in a loud voice from Ephesians, ''but that which is good to the use of edifying . . .'' Suddenly, the dog sat down and looked at his prey with fond admiration. -Chapter 1 Barnabas    Father Tim visits his elderly-and favorite-parishioner at the big house on the hill above Mitford. Miss Sadie held her hands out to the rector. 'At Fernbank,' she said, 'we always hold hands when we say the blessing.' He prayed with a contented heart. 'Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you've done for us. We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side. Above all, we give you thanks for the great mercies and promises given to us in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whose name we pray.' 'Amen!' they said in unison. -Chapter 5 The Big Six-O    In this scene, Father Tim is speaking with Uncle Billy Watson, who worries that he'll lose his home. Father Tim has offered to look into a special dispensation from the town that will allow Billy and his schizophrenic wife, Miss Rose, to have a life estate. 'Well, Preacher, you've took a load off my mind, and that's a fact. I've been wrestlin' with this f'r a good while, and I'm just goin' to set it down in th' road and leave it.' 'That's a good plan, Uncle Billy. God asks us not to worry about tomorrow.' 'That's a hard one, Preacher.' 'It is. And it takes practice. Just stick with today, is what he recommends. Of course, it helps to stick with him, while we're at it.' 'I've been stickin' with him a good many years. Not like I ought to, but I want t' do better, don't you know.' 'Why don't we have a prayer?' He put his arm around Uncle Billy's shoulders. 'Father, we thank you for Bill Watson's faith in you, and for his willingness to let you be in control. We turn this matter over to you now, and ask for the wisdom to proceed, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.' -Chapter 6 Dooley    Father Tim muses on anxiety and faith. After morning prayer, he studied the challenging message of Luke 12: 'Therefore, I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat, nor about your body, what you shall put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 'Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?' There was not one man in a thousand who considered these words more than poetical vapor, he thought as he dressed. Don't be anxious? Most mortals considered anxiety, and plenty of it, an absolute requirement for getting the job done. Yet, over and over again, the believer was cautioned to abandon anxiety, and look only to God. Whatever else that might be, it certainly wasn't common sense. But 'common sense is not faith,' Oswald Chambers had written, 'and faith is not common sense.' -Chapter 7 The One for the Job    The rector visits Lord's Chapel on an errand and makes a startling discovery. As he paused to let his eyes adjust to the dimness of the Lord's Chapel nave, he heard a strange sound. Then, toward the front, on the gospel side, he saw a man kneeling in a pew. Suddenly, the man uttered such a desperate cry that the rector's heart fairly thundered. Give me wisdom, he prayed for the second time that morning. Then he stood waiting. He didn't know for what. 'If you're up there, prove it! Show me! If you're God, you can prove it!' In the visitor's voice was a combination of anger, and odd hope. 'I'll never ask you this again,' the man said, and then, with a fury that chilled his listener, he shouted again, 'Are . . . you . . . up . . . there?' With what appeared to be utter exhaustion, the stranger put his head in his hands as the question reverberated in the nave. Father Tim slipped into the pew across the aisle and knelt on the cushion. 'You may be asking the wrong question.' Startled, the man raised his head. 'I believe the question you may want to ask is 'Are you down here?'' 'What kind of joke is that?' 'It isn't a joke.' The man was neatly dressed, the rector observed, and his suit and tie appeared to be expensive. A businessman, obviously. Successful, quite likely. Not from Mitford, certainly. 'God wouldn't be God if He were only up there. In fact, another name for Him is Immanuel, which means 'God with us.'' He was amazed at the casual tone of his voice, as if they'd met here to chat for a while. 'He's with us right now, in this room.' The man looked at him. 'I'd like to believe that, but I can't. I can't feel Him at all. The things I've done . . .' 'Have you asked Him to forgive the things you've done?' 'I assure you that God would not want to do that.' 'Believe it or not, I can promise that He would. In fact, He promises that He will. Would you like to ask Him into your life?' The stranger stared into the darkened sanctuary. 'I can't do it, I've tried.' 'It isn't a test you have to pass. It doesn't require discipline and intelligence . . . not even strength and perseverance. It only requires faith.' 'I don't think I've got that.' There was a long silence. 'But I'd be willing to try . . . one more time.' 'Will you pray a simple prayer with me . . . on faith?' He looked up. 'What do I have to lose?' 'Nothing to lose, everything to gain.' Father Tim rose from the kneeler and took the short step across the aisle, where he laid his hands on the man's head. 'If you could repeat this,' he said. 'Thank you, God, for loving me, and for sending your Son to die for my sins. I sincerely repent of my sins, and receive Christ as my personal savior. Now, as your child, I turn my entire life over to you. Amen.' The man repeated the prayer, and they were silent. 'Is that all?' he asked the rector. 'That's all.' 'I don't know . . . what I'm supposed to feel.' 'Whatever you feel is exactly what you're supposed to feel.' -Chapter 11 A White Thanksgiving    A boy abandoned by his parents comes into the bachelor priest's life. Dooley yawned and turned over. ''night,' he said. ''night,' said the rector, putting his hand on the boy's shoulder. Father, he prayed, silent, thank you for sending this boy into my life. Thank you for the joy and the sorrow he brings. Be with him always, to surround him with right influences, and when tests of any kind must come, give him wisdom and strength to act according to your will. Look over his mother, also, and the other children, wherever they are. Feed and clothe them, keep them from harm, and bring them one day into a full relationship with your Son. He sat for a long time with his hand on the sleeping boy's shoulder, feeling his heart moved with tenderness. -Chapter 17 A Surprising Question    For months things have gone missing in the church-like a special Bible and an Orange Marmalade Cake. Father Tim and the congregation are shocked to discover that someone has been living in the attic and has been listening intently to Father Tim's sermons and prayers. As he offered the prayer, he heard a harsh, grating noise somewhere behind him in the sanctuary. He saw the entire congregation sitting with open mouths and astonished faces, gazing toward the ceiling. He turned around with a pounding heart, to see that the attic stairs had been let down and that someone in bare feet was descending. He heard a single intake of breath from the congregation, a communal gasp. As the man reached the floor and stood beside the altar, he turned and gazed out at them. He was tall and very thin, with a reddish beard and shoulder-length hair. His clothing fit loosely, as if it had been bought for someone else. Yet, the single most remarkable thing about the incident, the rector would later say, wasn't the circumstances of the man's sudden appearance, but the unmistakable radiance on his face. 'I have a confession to make to you,' the man said to the congregation in a voice so clear, it seemed to lift the rafters. He looked at the rector, 'If you'll give me the privilege, Father.' The man walked out in front of the communion rail and stood on the steps. 'My name,' he said, 'is George Gaynor. For the last several months, your church has been my home-and my prison. You see, I've been living behind the death bell in your attic.' There was perfect silence in the nave. 'Until recently, this was profoundly symbolic of my life, for it was, in fact, a life of death. 'When I was a kid, I went to a church like this. An Episcopal church in Vermont where my uncle was the rector. I even thought about becoming a priest, but I learned the money was terrible. And, you see, I liked money. My father and mother liked money. 'We gave a lot of it to the church. We added a wing, we put on a shake roof, we gave the rector a Cadillac. 'It took a while to figure out what my uncle and my father were doing. My father would give thousands to the church and write it off, my uncle would keep a percentage and put the remainder in my father's Swiss bank account. Six hundred thousand dollars flowed through the alms basin into my uncle's cassock. 'When I was twelve, I began carrying on the family tradition. 'The first thing I stole was a skateboard. Later, I stole a car, and I had no regrets. My father knew everybody from the police chief to the governor. I was covered, right down the line. 'I went to the university and did pretty well. For me, getting knowledge was like getting money, getting things. It made me strong, it made me powerful. I got a Ph.D. in economics, and when I was thirty-three, I had tenure at one of the best colleges in the country. 'Then, I was in a plane crash. It was a small plane that belonged to a friend. I lay in the wreckage with the pilot, who was killed instantly, and my mother and father, who would die . . . hours later. I was pinned in the cockpit in freezing temperatures for three days, unable to move. 'Both legs were broken, my skull was fractured, the radio was demolished. Maybe you can guess what I did-I made a deal with God. 'Get me out of here, I said, and I'll clean up my act, I'll make up for what my father, my uncle, all of us, had done. 'Last summer, a friend of mine, an antique dealer, had too much to drink. He took me to his warehouse and pulled an eighteenth-century table out of the corner, and unscrewed one of its legs. 'What he pulled out of that table leg was roughly two and a half million dollars' worth of rare gems, which he'd stolen from a museum in England, in the Berkshires. 'I'd just gotten a divorce after two years of marriage, and I'd forgotten any deal I made with God in the cockpit of that Cessna. 'The bottom line is that nothing mattered to me anymore.' George Gaynor sat down on the top step leading to the communion rail. He might have been talking to a few intimate friends in his home. 'The British authorities had gotten wind of the stuff going out of England in shipments of antiques, and my friend couldn't fence the jewels because of the FBI. 'One night, I emptied a ninety-dollar bottle of cognac into him. He told me he had hidden the jewels in one of his antique cars. I stole the keys and went to his warehouse with a hex-head wrench. I rolled under a 1937 Packard, removed the oil pan, and took the jewels home in a bag. 'I packed a few things, then I walked out on the street and stole a car. I changed the tag and started driving. I headed south.' He stood with his hands in his pockets. 'I hadn't spoken to God in years. To tell the truth, I'd never really spoken to God but once in my life. Yet, I remembered some language from the prayer book. ''Bless the Lord who forgiveth all our sins. His mercy endureth forever.' That's what came to me as I drove. I pulled off the road and put my head down and prayed for mercy and forgiveness. 'I'd like to tell you that a great peace came over me, but I can't tell you that. There was no peace, but there was direction. I began to have a sense of where I was going, like I was attached to a fishing line, and somebody at the other end was reeling me in. Read more

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Between Midnight and Dawn: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide

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Pdf:Between Midnight and Dawn: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide.Review “Once again, Sarah Arthur has provided rich and enriching resources for the recovery of a life of prayer. More difficult, perhaps, than any other truth we may glimpse in the midst of what we know as ‘the time being,’ is the efficacy of penitential prayer; most elusive is the ‘bright sorrow’ that couples our repentance with joy. With this book, many will find their way to this inestimable blessing.” —Scott Cairns, Author of Slow Pilgrim: The Collected Poems“A rich feast.” —Lauren F. Winner, author of StillBetween Midnight and Dawn is an imaginative collection of poetry and prose that reveals what great literature is at its core: a psalm, a cry against the darkness, a prayer. This work is meant to lead readers who celebrate these liturgical seasons through a collection of great literature that explores themes of darkness and light—themes many of us experience deeply in the dead of winter, when spring is on the horizon, but still feels so far away. This book is a literary treasure trove all about the turns. It is also about the long nights in between them—the still points that are not always peaceful. Between Midnight and Dawn contains excerpts from beloved classic writers and poets such as George MacDonald, Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Christina Rossetti, yet there are many selections from contemporary authors, too: Luci Shaw, Scott Cairns, and Wendell Berry, to name just a few. If any of these names are familiar, then you will surely appreciate the encounter with old friends, but be prepared to make new ones as well.—Ashlee Cowles  “I may just be a bit smitten with this book.” —Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts The book’s [Between Midnight and Dawn] front cover and title page claim she [Sarah Arthur] “compiled” it, but she’s done more than that. She has carefully and lovingly curated this collection, arranging a treasury of poems and excerpts from fiction in ways that spotlight each contribution’s beauty, both as its own piece of art and in relationship to others. This book leaves no doubt Arthur reallyis well-read. She has not only read and reread but also lived with and loved each of these texts for a long time before sharing them with us. Like a scribe trained for the kingdom of heaven, she brings out treasures new and old to illuminate the mysteries of God’s saving ways. Overall, Between Midnight and Dawn is a beautiful contribution to the church’s devotional life, and I look forward to spending more time with it over the next several months. Thank God (literally) there are well-read lovers of the written word in our midst, who really know how to sift literature’s riches for much more than mere illustrations—who can train us to hear (as Arthur writes in her introduction) voices calling us to raise our eyes and look to the east for God’s dawn.—Michael S. Poteet, The Sci-Fi Christian“What a delight, to find so extraordinary a collection.” —Kathleen Norris, author of Dakota and Cloister Walk  I can’t be alone in thinking that, when Dorothy discovers that her ruby red slippers have (and always have had) the power to take her home, it is one of the most profound theological insights in American pop culture.  Or that the death of Stringer Bell was a moment where the ability of the TV series The Wire to plumb the depths of the human condition was most on display.  I like my piety with a little artistic license.  “Tell all the truth,” as Emily Dickinson said, “but tell it slant.”Sarah Arthur, who compiled the great new Lenten and Eastertide literary prayer guide, Between Midnight and Dawn, is a kindred spirit in this.  She introduces her collection by comparing the movement from Lent to Easter with night to dawn and winter to spring, but don’t believe her.  She’s got far more tender and terrifying territory to cover in this beautiful, bountiful book.It is too much really, and therefore a relief that the cycle of liturgical seasons will come around again next year so that the riches herein can be explored at more leisure – particularly during Holy Week when there is a selection of poems and prose for each of the eight days from Palm Sunday to Easter.  “It is nearly impossible to read a poem both quickly and well,” Arthur warns, and so she advises the reader to go slow, savoring the psalm and scripture passages she offers for each section, extending the readings over several days.  Which means, of course, that you will not be able to finish the sections before it’s time to move on.  ‘Always leave them wanting more,’ I suppose.Perhaps Arthur knows that we often have to be seduced into seeing the depths of the darkness, and thus she eases the way with a framework that looks like a traditional devotional book – opening prayer, scriptures, readings, personal prayer and reflection, closing prayer.  But in those readings are the weight and wonder of the ages.  This is explosive stuff Arthur has brought together – again, too much to be absorbed in the sittings of a single Lent and Easter.  But for those who see God’s hand in the devastating beauty of art and human word, this guide is a balm and a window to a deeper experience of the season.—Alex Joyner, The Englewood Review of Books“A thing of beauty!”—the late Phyllis Tickle, author of The Divine Hours  With the season of Lent upon us, I have found a wonderful guide to prayer and reflection for it with Sarah Arthur's Between Midnight and Dawn: A Literary Guide for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide. (Paraclete Press 2016). Midnight and Dawn draws upon relevant readings from the Psalms, Old Testament, Epistles, Gospel accounts and a deep breadth of literary excerpts from 17th century poet George Herbert to 19th century poet Gerard Manley Hopkins to contemporary Canadian poet Susan Macaslin.  The result is some wonderful imagery that truly gave me a pause for reflection on this season of the Christian faith.  A wonderful guide for Lent! I loved it! —Jim Kane 'What a gem of a book, a great resource for preachers, pray-ers, or anyone who likes such intelligent devotional material. 'A thing of beauty' said Phyllis Tickle, 'What a delight to find so extraordinary collection' says Kathleen Norris. Highly recommended.'—Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Books Read more About the Author Sarah Arthur is a fun-loving speaker and the author of ten books ranging from popular devotionals to serious engagement with theology and literature. A graduate of Wheaton College and Duke Divinity School, she speaks around the country on the role of imagination and narrative in spiritual formation. She is the editor-curator of Paraclete Press’s At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer in Ordinary Time (2011) and Light Upon Light: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany (2014). When she isn’t chasing two small boys around the house, Sarah can be found gardening, writing young adult novels, and volunteering in youth ministry at Sycamore Creek United Methodist Church in Lansing, MI, where her husband, Tom, is pastor. www.saraharthur.com Read more

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The Screwtape Letters

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Pdf:The Screwtape Letters.Review “Why get a new Screwtape Letters? I love the feel and look of this annotated edition. …I love the addition of red ink inside this book for the notes. There are a couple of hundred helpful annotations that first-time and veteran readers will find intriguing.” (Read the Spirit)“This book is sparkling yet truly reverent, in fact a perfect joy, and should become a classic.” (Guardian)“Excellent, hard-hitting, challenging, provoking.” (Observer)“C.S. Lewis is the ideal persuader for the half-convinced, for the good man who would like to be a Christian but finds his intellect getting in the way.” (New York Times Book Review)“Apparently this Oxford don and Cambridge professor is going to be around for a long time; he calls himself a dinosaur but he seems to speak to people where they are.” (The Washington Post Book World)“[The Screwtape Letters] show[s] his ability to dramatize: to set forth an attractive vision of the Christian life, proceeding by means of character and plot to narrate an engaging story, everything colorful, vibrant, and active.” (Christianity Today)“C. S. Lewis understood, like few in the past century, just how deeply faith is both imaginative and rational.” (Christianity Today) Read more From the Back Cover This classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the unique vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to 'Our Father Below.' At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C. S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Greatest Salesman in the World

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Pdf:The Greatest Salesman in the World.Amazon.com Review The Greatest Salesman in the World is a tiny book, and it is a treasure. First published in 1968, Og Mandino's classic remains an invaluable guide to a philosophy of salesmanship. Mandino's clear, simple writing style supports his purpose: to make the principles of sales known to a wide audience. A parable set in the time just prior to Christianity, The Greatest Salesman in the World weaves mythology with spirituality into a much needed message of inspiration in this culture of self-promotion. Mandino believes that to be a good salesperson, you must believe in yourself and the work you are doing. It is a simple but profound spiritual philosophy about how to succeed in the world's marketplace, easily understood and easy to take to heart. --Jodie Buller Read more Review “The Greatest Salesman in the World is one of the most inspiring, uplifting, and motivating books I have ever read. I can well understand why it has had such a splendid acceptance.”—Norman Vincent Peale   “At last! A book on sales and salesmanship that can be read and enjoyed by veteran and recruit alike! I have just completed The Greatest Salesman in the World for the second time—it was too good for just one reading—and in all sincerity, I say that it is the most readable, most constructive and most useful instrument for the teaching of sales as a profession that I have ever read.”—F.W. Errigo, Manager, U. S. Sales Trainer at Parke, Davis & Company   “I have read almost every book that has ever been written on salesmanship, but I think Og Mandino has captured all of them in The Greatest Salesman in the World. No one who follows these principles will ever fail as a salesman, and no one will ever be truly great without them; but, the author has done more than present the principles—he has woven them into the fabric of one of the most fascinating stories I have ever read.”—Paul J. Meyer, President of Success Motivation Institute, Inc.   “Every sales manager should read The Greatest Salesman in the World. It is a book to keep at the bedside, or on the living room table—a book to dip into as needed, to browse in now and then, to enjoy in small stimulating portions. It is a book for the hours and for the years, a book to turn to over and over again, as to a friend, a book of moral, spiritual and ethical guidance, an unfailing source of comfort and inspiration.”—Lester J. Bradshaw, Jr., Former Dean, Dale Carnegie Institute of Effective Speaking & Human Relations   “I was overwhelmed by The Greatest Salesman in the World. It is, without doubt, the greatest and the most touching story I have ever read. It is so good that there are two musts that I would attach to it: First, you must not lay it down until you have finished it; and secondly, every individual who sells anything, and that includes us all, must read it.”—Robert B. Hensley, President, Life Insurance Co. of Kentucky   “Og Mandino provocatively prods your attention into fascination as he masterfully relates his story. The Greatest Salesman in the World is a book with emotional appeal for millions.”—Roy Garn, Executive Director, Emotional Appeal Institute    “There are very few men who have the writing talent with which Og Mandino has been blessed. The thoughts contained in this book symbolize the importance of selling to the entire world’s existence.”—Sol Polk, President, Polk Bros., Inc.   “I have just finished the uninterrupted reading of The Greatest Salesman in the World. The plot is original and ingenious. The style is interesting and fascinating. The message is moving and inspiring. Everyone of us is a salesman, no matter what his occupation or profession. Most of all, first he must sell himself to himself in order to find personal happiness and peace of mind. This book, if carefully read, absorbed and heeded, can help every one of us to be his best salesman.”—Dr. Louis Binstock, Rabbi, Temple Sholom, Chicago   “I like the story . . . I like the style . . . I like the book. Every salesman and members of his family should read it.”—W. Clement Stone, President, Combined Insurance Co. of America   “In my opinion, The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino will become a classic. I have published hundreds of books over the years but Og Mandino’s powerful message found a place in my innermost being. I am proud to be the publisher of this book.”—Frederick V. Fell Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Great Divorce

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Pdf:The Great Divorce.Review “Much deserves to be quoted... attractive imagery, amusing satire, exciting speculations... Lewis rouses curiosity about life after death only to sharpen awareness of this world.” (Guardian) Read more From the Back Cover In The Great Divorce, C. S. Lewis again employs his formidable talent for fable and allegory. The writer finds himself in Hell boarding a bus bound for Heaven. The amazing opportunity is that anyone who wants to stay in Heaven, can. This is the starting point for an extraordinary meditation upon good and evil, grace and judgment. Lewis's revolutionary idea is the discovery that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside. In Lewis's own words, 'If we insist on keeping Hell (or even earth) we shall not see Heaven: if we accept Heaven we shall not be able to retain even the smallest and most intimate souvenirs of Hell.' Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Book of Mysteries

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Pdf:The Book of Mysteries.About the Author NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF THE HARBINGER, THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH, THE BOOK OF MYSTERIES, AND THE PARADIGM WITH OVER 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD JONATHAN CAHN is known throughout the world as a prophetic voice for this generation and for the opening up of the deep mysteries and treasures of God. He caused a national and international stir with the New York Times best sellers The Harbinger and The Mystery of the Shemitah. Jonathan, along with Billy Graham and Keith Green, was named by Charisma magazine as one of the top forty people of the last forty years “who radically changed our world.” Jonathan has spoken on Capitol Hill, at the United Nations, and to millions of people around the world. He leads Hope of the World Ministries, an outreach of the Word to the nations and compassion to the world’s most needy. He is the leader of the Jerusalem Center/ Beth Israel in Wayne, New Jersey, a worship center made up of Jew and Gentile, people of all nations. Read more

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The Great Divorce

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Pdf:The Great Divorce.C. S. Lewis' dazzling allegory about Heaven and Hell - and the chasm fixed between them - is one of his most brilliantly imaginative tales, where we discover that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside. In a dream, the narrator boards a bus on a drizzly afternoon in Hell and embarks on an incredible voyage to Heaven. Anyone in Hell is invited on board, and anyone may remain in Heaven if he or she so chooses. But do we really want to live in Heaven? This powerful, exquisitely written fantasy is one of C. S. Lewis's most enduring works of fiction and a profound meditation on good and evil and on what God really offers us.

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The Book of Mysteries

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Pdf:The Book of Mysteries.About the Author NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF THE HARBINGER, THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH, THE BOOK OF MYSTERIES, AND THE PARADIGM WITH OVER 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD Jonathan Cahn’s earth-shattering book The Harbinger became an instant New York Times best seller and brought him to national and international prominence. It was followed by his second book, The Mystery of the Shemitah, which also became a New York Times best seller. Long before these books he was known for opening the deep mysteries of Scripture and for teachings of prophetic import. He leads Hope of the World ministries, an international outreach of teaching, evangelism, and compassion projects for the needy. He also leads the Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel, a worship center made up of Jews and Gentiles, people of all backgrounds, just outside New York City, in Wayne, New Jersey. He is a much sought-after speaker and appears throughout America and the world. Read more

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Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

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Pdf:Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold.From the Back Cover Fascinated by the myth of Cupid and Psyche throughout his life, C. S. Lewis wrote this, his last novel, to retell their story from the perspective of Psyche’s sister, Orual: “I saw well why the gods do not speak to us openly, nor let us answer . . . Why should they hear the babble that we think we mean? How can they meet us face to face till we have faces?” Lewis provides an engaging retelling of one of the most popular myths from antiquity with what The Saturday Review called “new meaning, new depths, new terrors.” With his trademark insightfulness, Lewis reminds us of our own fallibility and the role of a higher power in our lives. Read more About the Author Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales más importantes del siglo veinte y podría decirse que fue el escritor cristiano más influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeñó hasta que se jubiló. Sus contribuciones a la crítica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantástica y teología popular le trajeron fama y aclamación a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribió más de treinta libros, lo cual le permitió alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aún atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada año. Sus más distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Crónicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo. Read more

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Pilgrim’s Progress (Bunyan): Updated, Modern English. More than 100 Illustrations.

Pdf Bibles Pilgrim’s Progress (Bunyan): Updated, Modern English. More than 100 Illustrations.

Pdf:Pilgrim’s Progress (Bunyan): Updated, Modern English. More than 100 Illustrations..From the Inside Flap Bonus - Includes Part II Often disguised as something that would help him, evil accompanies Christian on his journey to the Celestial City. As you walk with him, you'll begin to identify today's many religious pitfalls. These are presented by men such as Pliable, who turns back at the Slough of Despond; and Ignorance, who believes he's a true follower of Christ when he's really only trusting in himself. Each character represented in this allegory is intentionally and profoundly accurate in its depiction of what we see all around us, and unfortunately, what we too often see in ourselves. But while Christian is injured and nearly killed, he eventually prevails to the end. So can you. The best part of this book is the Bible verses added to the text. The original Pilgrim's Progress listed the Bible verse references, but the verses themselves are so impactful when tied to the scenes in this allegory, that they are now included within the text of this book. The text is tweaked just enough to make it readable today, for the young and the old. Youngsters in particular will be drawn to the original illustrations included in this wonderful classic. Read more About the Author John Bunyan was born November 1628, in Elstow, England. A celebrated English minister and preacher, he wrote The Pilgrim's Progress (1678), the book that was the most characteristic expression of the Puritan religious outlook. His other works include doctrinal and controversial writings; a spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding (1666); and the allegory The Holy War (1682). Read more

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Hinds Feet On High Places

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Pdf:Hinds Feet On High Places.Much-Afraid had been in the service of the Chief Shepherd, whose great flocks were pastured down in the Valley of Humiliation. She lived with her friends and fellow workers Mercy and Peace in a tranquil little white cottage in the village of Much-Trembling. She loved her work and desired intensely to please the Chief Shepherd, but happy as she was in most ways, she was conscious of several things which hindered her in her work and caused her much secret distress and shame. Here is the allegorical tale of Much-Afraid, an every-woman searching for guidance from God to lead her to a higher place.

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The Chronicles of Narnia

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Pdf:The Chronicles of Narnia.Review “With amazing characters and abundant magic, this series is impossible to forget.” (Brightly) Read more From the Back Cover Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures, and epic battles between good and evil -- what more could any reader ask for in one book? The book that has it all is the lion, the witch and the wardrobe, written in 1949 by C. S. Lewis. But Lewis did not stop there. Six more books followed, and together they became known as The Chronicles of Narnia.For the past fifty years, The Chronicles of Narnia have transcended the fantasy genre to become part of the canon of classic literature. Each of the seven books is a masterpiece, drawing the reader into a world where magic meets reality, and the result is a fictional world whose scope has fascinated generations.This edition presents all seven books -- unabridged -- in one impressive volume. The books are presented here according to Lewis's preferred order, each chapter graced with an illustration by the original artist, Pauline Baynes. This edition also contains C. S. Lewis's essay 'On Three Ways of Writing for Children,' in which he explains precisely how the magic of Narnia and the realm of fantasy appeal not only to children but to discerning readers of all ages. Deceptively simple and direct, The Chronicles of Narnia continue to captivate fans with adventures, characters, and truths that speak to all readers, even fifty years after the books were first published. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Hinds' Feet on High Places: An Engaging Visual Journey

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Pdf:Hinds' Feet on High Places: An Engaging Visual Journey.A 2018 Top Shelf Book Cover Awards Winner!Journey with Much-Afraid to new heights of love, joy, and victory!For the first time, this beloved Christian allegory is a mixed-media special edition complete with charming watercolor paintings, antique tinted photography, meditative hand-lettered Scripture, journaling and doodling space, and designs to color. As you read and connect with the story of Much-Afraid and her trials, the pages of this book become a canvas on which to chronicle your own story, struggles, and personal triumphs.Hinds’ Feet on High Places, with more than 2,000,000 copies sold, is a story of endurance, persistence, and reliance on God. This book has inspired millions of people to become sure-footed in their faith even when facing the rockiest of life’s terrain. The story of Much-Afraid is based on Psalm 18:33: “He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights.”The complete Hinds’ Feet story is accented by 80 full-color paintings, photography, and hand-lettered Scripture.

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A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

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Pdf:A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry.This version of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, masterfully narrated by Tim Curry, was available for a limited time last year, and now it's back. This one-of-a-kind performance puts a unique spin on a treasured classic, and served as the inspiration for the exciting new line of Audible Signature Classics, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with Elijah Wood, and Heart of Darkness with Kenneth Branagh. Tim Curry performs this timeless holiday story in a deliciously dark tone, returning it to its Dickensian roots with a vivid imagining of Victorian London and just the right touch of outrageous fun. A Christmas Carol has constantly been in print since its original publication in 1849, and has been adapted for stage, television, film, and opera. It has often been credited with returning the jovial and festive atmosphere to the holiday season in Britain and North America, following the somber period that emerged during the Industrial Revolution. The story opens on a bleak and cold Christmas Eve as Ebenezer Scrooge is closing up his office for the day. As the story progresses and Christmas morning approaches, Scrooge encounters the unforgettable characters that make this story a classic: Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and, of course, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.

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The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective

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Pdf:The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective.About the Author Andy Andrews is a bestselling novelist, speaker, and consultant for some of the world’s most successful teams, largest corporations, and fastest-growing organizations. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Noticer, How Do You Kill 11 Million People?, and the modern classic The Traveler’s Gift. For more information, please visit AndyAndrews.com. Read more

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Screwtape Letters: Annotated Edition, The

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Pdf:Screwtape Letters: Annotated Edition, The.Review “Why get a new Screwtape Letters? I love the feel and look of this annotated edition. …I love the addition of red ink inside this book for the notes. There are a couple of hundred helpful annotations that first-time and veteran readers will find intriguing.” (Read the Spirit)“This book is sparkling yet truly reverent, in fact a perfect joy, and should become a classic.” (Guardian)“Excellent, hard-hitting, challenging, provoking.” (Observer)“C.S. Lewis is the ideal persuader for the half-convinced, for the good man who would like to be a Christian but finds his intellect getting in the way.” (New York Times Book Review)“Apparently this Oxford don and Cambridge professor is going to be around for a long time; he calls himself a dinosaur but he seems to speak to people where they are.” (The Washington Post Book World)“[The Screwtape Letters] show[s] his ability to dramatize: to set forth an attractive vision of the Christian life, proceeding by means of character and plot to narrate an engaging story, everything colorful, vibrant, and active.” (Christianity Today)“C. S. Lewis understood, like few in the past century, just how deeply faith is both imaginative and rational.” (Christianity Today) Read more From the Back Cover A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life from the vantage point of Screwtape, a senior tempter in the service of 'Our Father Below.' At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C. S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging and humorous account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written.Now, for the first time, The Screwtape Letters is presented with its full text alongside helpful annotations provided by Lewis enthusiast and dramatist Paul McCusker. The notes include literary, theological, and biographical information to enhance Lewis's core themes and demystify complex ideas. McCusker also guides readers to concepts and references from the beloved author's other treasured volumes to deepen and enrich this timeless classic. The annotated edition is the ultimate guide for understanding the heavenly truths buried in these epistles from below. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Pilgrim's Progress (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Pdf:The Pilgrim's Progress (Dover Thrift Editions).From the Back Cover Often rated as important as the Bible as a Christian document, this famous story of man's progress through life in search of salvation remains one of the most entertaining allegories of faith ever written. Set against realistic backdrops of town and country, the powerful drama of the pilgrim's trials and temptations follows him in his harrowing journey to the Celestial City.Along a road filled with monsters and spiritual terrors, Christian confronts such emblematic characters as Worldly Wiseman, Giant Despair, Talkative, Ignorance, and the demons of the Valley of the Shadow of Death. But he is also joined by Hopeful and Faithful.An enormously influential 17th-century classic, universally known for its simplicity, vigor, and beauty of language, The Pilgrim's Progress remains one of the most widely read books in the English language. Read more

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Pilgrim's Progress in Today's English

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Pdf:Pilgrim's Progress in Today's English.From the Back Cover 'Now, as they approached, Mr. Greatheart drew his sword to defend the women and children...'Feel like the only person with struggles in the Christian life?  Wonder if anyone else has traveled the same road?  Millions of Christians have cherished John Bunyan's allegorical tale of the journey Christian and Christiana made to the Celestial City.  Written in the 1600s, this immortal classic is now available in a modern-day, understandable text.Christian leaves his home in the City of Destruction and begins a long journey to the Celestial City.  His adventure is full of encounters with interesting people such as Faithful, Hopeful, and Ignorance.  Traveling through places such as Vanity Fair and the Valley of the Shadow of Death, he reaches his heavenly home but learns rich lessons during the journey.  The story has immediate application to everyday life.Later on, Christian's wife, Christiana, decides to join her husband in the Celestial City.  As she travels, Christiana comes upon a different set of people--Greatheart, Mercy, Honesty, and others.  Her story illustrates how Christians follow different paths but with the same destination--eternity with Jesus. Read more About the Author JAMES THOMAS is the author of Pilgrim¿s Progress in Today¿s English. He is now at home with his Lord.JOHN BUNYAN (1628-1688) was a Puritan preacher and writer in England. Bunyan had very little schooling. He followed his father in the tinker's trade, and served in the parliamentary army from 1644 to 1647. In 1655, Bunyan became a deacon and began preaching. He experienced marked success from the start and was the pastor of the Bedford church.Bunyan is the author of The Pilgrim's Progress which he wrote in 1676 while imprisoned for preaching without a license. His numerous other titles include Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners and Holy War. Read more

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The Pilgrim's Progress: Both Parts and with Original Illustrations

Pdf Bibles The Pilgrim's Progress: Both Parts and with Original Illustrations

Pdf:The Pilgrim's Progress: Both Parts and with Original Illustrations.Many editions of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress only have the first half, which follows the journey of Christian, written c. 1678. They omit the second part, written c. 1684, where Christian's wife, Christiana, follows her husband. This edition, however, has both parts together as a single volume. Moreover, it contains the original illustrations by Frederick Barnard (which were engraved by the Dalziel brothers) and an index of Bible references Bunyan cited. These features allow the modern reader to experience the full weight of this classic allegory. Bunyan began writing this work while imprisoned for not obeying the state church in England. Still, Bunyan considered life's trials to be mild compared to the prospect of eternal separation from God. He reminds us that we are only pilgrims here; our home is elsewhere. To get there, we must mind our step.

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The Time Keeper

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Pdf:The Time Keeper.About the Author Mitch Albom is an author, playwright, and screenwriter who has written seven books, including the international bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time. His first novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, was an instant number-one New York Times bestseller that has since sold more than six million copies worldwide. For One More Day, his second novel, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. Both books were made into acclaimed TV films. Mitch also works as a columnist and a broadcaster, and serves on numerous charitable boards. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan. Read more

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A Christmas Carol (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Pdf:A Christmas Carol (Dover Thrift Editions).From the Back Cover In October 1843, Charles Dickens ? heavily in debt and obligated to his publisher ? began work on a book to help supplement his family's meager income. That volume,A Christmas Carol, has long since become one of the most beloved stories in the English language. As much a part of the holiday season as holly, mistletoe, and evergreen wreaths, this perennial favorite continues to delight new readers and rekindle thoughts of charity and goodwill.With its characters exhibiting many qualities ? as well as failures ? often ascribed to Dickens himself, the imaginative and entertaining tale relates Ebenezer Scrooge's eerie encounters with a series of spectral visitors. Journeying with them through Christmases past, present, and future, he is ultimately transformed from an arrogant, obstinate, and insensitive miser to a generous, warmhearted, and caring human being. Written by one of England's greatest and most popular novelists,A Christmas Carol has come to epitomize the true meaning of Christmas.Unabridged and unaltered Dover (1991) republication of the text of the first edition (1843, Chapman and Hall, London). Read more About the Author After a childhood blighted by poverty, commercial success came early to Charles Dickens (1812–70). By the age of 24, he was an international sensation whose new novels were eagerly anticipated. Two centuries later, Dickens' popularity endures as readers revel in the warm humanity and rollicking humor of his tales of self-discovery. Read more

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Hinds' Feet on High Places

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Pdf:Hinds' Feet on High Places.From the Back Cover The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. Habakkuk 3:19 Hinds' Feet on High Places is one of Hannah Hurnard's best known and best loved books: a beautiful allegory dramatizing the yearning of God's children to be led to new heights of love, joy, and victory. Follow Much-Afraid on her spiritual journey through difficult places with her two companions, Sorrow and Suffering. Learn how Much-Afraid overcomes her tormenting fears as she passes through many dangers and mounts at last to the High Places. There she gains a new name and returns to her valley of service, transformed by her union with the loving Shepherd. Included in this edition of Hinds' Feet on High Places are two special sections: Hannah Hurnard's own account of the circumstances that led her to write Hinds' Feet, and a brief autobiography of the author's life. Read more

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A Story of God and All of Us: A Novel Based on the Epic TV Miniseries 'The Bible'

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Pdf:A Story of God and All of Us: A Novel Based on the Epic TV Miniseries 'The Bible'.Audie Award Winner, Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction, 2014 Based on the epic miniseries... A Story of God and All of Us is a sweeping narrative that dramatizes some of the most important events and characters in the Bible. The book is narrated like a fine novel, dramatizing the sweep of biblical events, making the men and women of scripture come alive in vivid detail and dialogue. All are historically and theologically accurate. A 10-hour miniseries on the History Channel will be based on the story, and the script has been reviewed by a number of Christian church leaders and seminarians for authenticity. The book will be released one month prior to the debut of the television series. Many prominent biblical characters will be dramatized in the story: Moses, David, Daniel, John the Baptist and, of course, Jesus. The book will reveal the prophetic significance of the empires that controlled Israel: (Egyptians, Babylonians, Persians and Romans) and how these figured into biblical prophecy, especially concerning the Messiah.

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Hinds' Feet on High Places

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Pdf:Hinds' Feet on High Places."The Lord God is my strength and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me walk upon mine high places." ( Habakkuk 3:19) Hinds' Feet on High Places is Hannah Hurnard's best-known and best-loved book, a beautiful allegory dramatizing the yearning of God's children to be led to new heights of love, joy, and victory. Follow Much-Afraid on her spiritual journey through difficult places with her two companions, Sorrow and Suffering. Learn how Much-Afraid overcomes her tormenting fears as she passes through many dangers and mounts at last to the High Places. There she gains a new name and then returns to her valley of service, transformed by her union with the loving Shepherd. This edition of Hinds' Feet on High Places includes two special sections: Hannah Hurnard's own account of the circumstances that led her to write Hinds' Feet on High Places and a brief autobiography of the author's life as told in the book Hearing Heart.

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The Celestial Railroad

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Pdf:The Celestial Railroad.In this allegorical short story, Nathaniel Hawthorne parodies John Bunyan's famous book, The Pilgrim's Progress. Rather than take the long and arduous road to the Celestial City, Hawthorne's narrator hops on the express train to paradise. As he gets closer to his destination, however, he realizes that the clever-talking Mr. Smooth-It-Away may not be who he claims. While a caricature of Bunyan's original tale, "The Celestial Railroad" ultimately drives home a similar point: there is no easy road to Heaven, so tough it out on the straight and narrow.

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The Holy War: Updated, Modern English. More than 100 Original Illustrations.

Pdf Bibles The Holy War: Updated, Modern English. More than 100 Original Illustrations.

Pdf:The Holy War: Updated, Modern English. More than 100 Original Illustrations..About the Author John Bunyan was born in November 1628, in Elstow, England. A celebrated English minister and preacher, he wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678), the book that was the most characteristic expression of the Puritan religious outlook. His other works include doctrinal and controversial writings; a spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding (1666); and the allegory, The Holy War (1682). Read more

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The Amish Midwife's Secret (Love and Promises)

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Pdf:The Amish Midwife's Secret (Love and Promises).Review 'Rachel J. Good's charming new book, The Amish Midwife's Secret, will warm your heart as a helpless child shows the way to love and caring for two people separated by seemingly impossible circumstances.'―Marta Perry, national bestselling author'Rachel J. Good creates characters who will capture your heart and leave you smiling.'―Amy Lillard, award-winning author'Any lover of Amish romance will be captivated by The Amish Teacher's Gift, written by a woman who knows the Amish well. Charming Ada Rupp and her unusual students will tug at your heartstrings as they maneuver through their various challenges, and bless you with a satisfying ending.'―Kate Lloyd, bestselling author'Talented Rachel Good doesn't disappoint with her endearing and heartwarming story. You won't want to miss this one.'―Molly Jebber on The Amish Teacher's Gift'Sweet and satisfying. A well-crafted story of hope and heart.'―Jennifer Beckstrand, author of A Courtship on Huckleberry Hill'A beautiful story of forgiveness and second chances. Rachel portrays the Amish community with compassion and care and has written an emotional novel filled with hope and faith. The Amish Teacher's Gift might have been the first book I've read by Rachel J. Good, but it won't be my last.'―Shelley Shepard Gray, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author'Sweet and satisfying. A well-crafted story of hope and heart.'―Jennifer Beckstrand, author of A Courtship on Huckleberry Hill'Open up this book, and you'll smile and you'll cry and you'll cheer for characters who will stay in your heart long after you turn the last page.'―Jo Ann Brown, national best-selling author of The Amish Suitor 'The Amish Teacher's Gift will tug at your heartstrings, move your spirit, and leave you smiling....This is one book you don't want to miss!'―Amy Lillard, bestselling author'The Amish Teacher's Gift pulled me in from the first page and left me breathless The tension was palpable, the love story so touching. I'd recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romance.'―Cheryl Williford, author of The Amish Widow's Secret Read more About the Author Rachel J. Good grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for her Amish novels. Striving to be as authentic as possible, she spends time with her Amish friends, doing chores on their farms and attending family events. Rachel loves to travel and visit many different Amish communities. She also speaks at conferences and book events across the country and abroad. When she's not traveling, she spends time with her family and writing. In addition to her Amish novels, she's written more than 40 books for children and adults under several pen names. You can find out more at: racheljgood.comTwitter @RachelJGood1Facebook.com Read more

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Noah Primeval (Chronicles of the Nephilim) (Volume 1)

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Pdf:Noah Primeval (Chronicles of the Nephilim) (Volume 1).Review 'Wizard schools and teen vampires are child's play. This is the origin of sorcery and vampire tales. Noah Primeval will keep you on the edge of your seat with its primal struggle of good and evil. It reads like a Blockbuster movie!' - Ralph Winter, Producer, X-Men, Planet of the Apes 'A great, spiritual fantasy full of thought and imagination. The cinema-like action and suspense will keep you turning pages until you are finished, while the themes and concepts will remain long after you're done.' - Bill Myers - Bestselling Author, The God Hater 'A stirring tale of gods and men that confronts us with biblical reality through mythical fantasy. Noah Primeval is what Tolkien called 'sanctifying myth' that we need in our own place and time.' - Michael S. Heiser, PhD, Hebrew and Semitic Languages Academic Editor, Logos Bible Software Read more From the Inside Flap Godawa is known as an author who both entertains and educates. Inspired by Michael Crichton's novels, Godawa has adapted his Hollywood screenwriting background into his prose style to create a reading experience that is like watching a movie. Also similar to Crichton, Godawa has sought to provide the scholarly research that undergirds the fictional adventure. Noah Primeval has an additional 100 pages of special appendixes that provide an explanation of Biblical concepts in the novel such as the Sons of God, the Nephilim, Leviathan, and the ancient Mesopotamian Cosmography in the Bible. Noah Primeval is written in the spirit of the book of Enoch, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Lord of the Rings, blending fantasy and mythopoeia with history to retell the Biblical narrative with a fresh perspective, while staying true to the original spirit of the story. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The First Christmas Carol - A Miser, A Manger, A Miracle

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Pdf:The First Christmas Carol - A Miser, A Manger, A Miracle.About the Author Author, playwright, and public speaker, Marianne Jordan graduated from Radford University and began a career in radio, teaming up with partner and now husband of thirty-two years Bill Jordan. She was the first director of development for SW Virginia Public Radio and is co-founder of the popular Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! Through the daily program, she has interviewed such guests as Nicholas Sparks and Jeff Struecker. Her writing career is varied, including newspaper articles, marketing copy, and children's stories. A Miser. A Manger. A Miracle. is her debut novel. Marianne lives with her husband in North Carolina. Read more

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Jesus the Son of Man: His Words and His Deeds As Told and Recorded by Those Who Knew Him (Kahlil Gibran Pocket Library)

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Pdf:Jesus the Son of Man: His Words and His Deeds As Told and Recorded by Those Who Knew Him (Kahlil Gibran Pocket Library).Jesus the Son of Man is a life of Jesus told in the words of seventy-seven of his contemporaries, both friends and enemies: Syrians, Romans, Jews, Greeks, and Persians; priests, courtesan, publicans, and poets.

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Agnes' Gift: A heartwarming story about the power of the Rosary

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Pdf:Agnes' Gift: A heartwarming story about the power of the Rosary.About the Author Kristelle Angelli has worked in young adult ministry since 2000. She is currently the Catholic Campus Minister at Emerson College, Boston, and Framingham State University. Kristelle holds a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA, and a Bachelor of Arts in Print Journalism from St. Michael’s College, Winooski, VT. When she is not working, Kristelle enjoys Taekwon-do, or can be found kayaking or snowshoeing near her home in Andover, MA. Read more

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Havah

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Pdf:Havah.Review Lee surprised the evangelical Christian literary world with her acclaimed Demon: A Memoir. Her fans will be equally pleased with her newest, a passionate and riveting story of the Bible's first woman and her remarkable journey after being cast from paradise. Havah, Adam's chosen name for Eve, recounts her life from a singular vantage point. From having known only blissful innocence, she must struggle through every post-Garden moment. Frustration compounds her plight as she repeatedly attempts to regain her former idyllic existence and repeatedly fails. Havah's life becomes a fight for survival once she and Adam are cast from the Garden, and Lee's poetic prose beautifully depicts the couple's slow surrender to a world tending to destruction. Havah gives birth, raises a brood of children, watches one son kill another, observes disease and death. Yet all the while, she waits for the fulfillment of 'the One' (God) who will bring reconciliation and redemption through her seed. Lee's superior storytelling will have readers weeping for all that Havah forfeited by a single damning choice. --Publisher's Weekly Review Read more About the Author Tosca Lee is the multi-award winning New York Times and Amazon bestselling author of The Line Between, The Progeny, Firstborn, Iscariot, The Legend of Sheba, Demon: A Memoir, Havah: The Story of Eve, and the Books of Mortals series with New York Times bestseller Ted Dekker. Her work has been translated into seventeen languages and been optioned for TV and film. For more information, please visit ToscaLee.com.  Read more

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Gilgamesh Immortal (Chronicles of the Nephilim) (Volume 3)

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Pdf:Gilgamesh Immortal (Chronicles of the Nephilim) (Volume 3).About the Author Brian Godawa is the screenwriter for the award-winning feature film, To End All Wars, starring Kiefer Sutherland, and Alleged, starring Brian Dennehy as Clarence Darrow and Fred Thompson as William Jennings Bryan. Previously Brian adapted to film the best-selling supernatural thriller novel The Visitation by author Frank Peretti for Ralph Winter (X-Men, Planet of the Apes), and wrote and directed several documentaries, including Wall of Separation for PBS. Brian's articles on movies and philosophy have been published around the world. He has traveled around the United States teaching on movies, worldviews, and culture to colleges, churches, and community groups. His popular book, Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment (InterVarsity Press) is used as a textbook in schools around the country. His novel series, the saga Chronicles of the Nephilim is in the Top Ten of Biblical Fiction on Amazon and is an imaginative retelling of the primeval history of Genesis, the secret plan of the fallen Watchers, and the War of the Seed of the Serpent with the Seed of Eve. The sequel series, Chronicles of the Apocalypse tells the story of the Apostle John's book of Revelation, and Chronicles of the Watchers recounts true history through the Watcher paradigm. His main website is www.godawa.com. Read more

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In The Flesh - My Story: The first-person novel of Jesus

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Pdf:In The Flesh - My Story: The first-person novel of Jesus.Review It takes a special writer to retell the story of Jesus Christ in Jesus' own voice. Michael Gabriele takes readers into the mind and heart of the fully divine and fully human Jesus. The result is a profound experience of Jesus and his life, death and resurrection.  - Jeremy Langford, author of Seeds of Faith and The Spirit of Notre Dame'In The Flesh - My Story' is an extraordinary and compelling read from cover to cover. It is one of those novels that will linger in the mind and memory long after the book is finished.- Midwest Book ReviewIf you're looking for a book that brings the Gospels to life in a new and exciting way, I highly recommend 'In The Flesh - My Story.'- Alice Berger, Berger's Book ReviewsMichael Gabriele has taken the accounts of Christ's life provided in the Gospels and rewritten them, with vivid details, as if Jesus was narrating them. The result is a moving piece of literature that often ran shivers up my spine in a most positive way.- Ken Godevenos, Epistoli Book BlogThis book will keep you captivated all the way through! You will not want to put it down until you finish. It deserves 10 stars!- Robert Thibodeau, Freedom Through Faith Radio Network Read more About the Author Michael Gabriele is a graduate of Loyola University Maryland. He received first-place honors at the Hollywood Film Festival for fiction writing and has been a professional writer for more than 25 years. Read more

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Rachel and Leah (Women of Genesis Book 3)

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Pdf:Rachel and Leah (Women of Genesis Book 3).Leah was so young when her sister Rachel was born that she could not remember a time when Rachel was not the darling of the family — pretty, clever, and cute, whereas Leah plugged along being obedient, hard-working, and responsible. Then one day a good-looking marriageable kinsman named Jacob showed up, looking for a haven from his brother's rage, and Leah fell in love at once. It didn't surprise her at all that Jacob saw only Rachel. But surely, as the two sisters worked and lived alongside Jacob for seven years, he would come to realize that Leah was the one he ought to marry...

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Hadassah: One Night With the King

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Pdf:Hadassah: One Night With the King.From Publishers Weekly Despite a few glitches, there is much to like about this coauthored novel from Tenney, best known for his nonfiction book The God Chasers, and Olsen, a writer whose work includes screenplays. Esther, queen of Persia, who inspired the eponymous book of the Bible, is a fascinating character whose story lends itself well to a fictional retelling. The novel opens as a contemporary woman named Hadassah receives a letter penned by Esther (also called 'Hadassah' and 'Star' in the novel) and passed down through her family for generations. The reading of the letter transports the reader back to the Persian Empire (a similar device is used in Bodie and Brock Thoene's Zion Legacy series). Several time periods and points of view make for a slow start, but the pacing picks up when Esther becomes the focus. The dialogue is stiff in places, and some readers will find the use of 'G-d' rather than 'God' out of reverence rather tiresome. However, from their imaginative fleshing out of Esther's unusual girlhood and preparation for her tryst with the king to the uttering of her famous words, 'If I perish, I perish,' the authors reinvigorate an age-old story. The sexual tension and violence necessary to the tale are rendered inoffensive for the evangelical Christian market, and a few surprise twists will catch readers familiar with the story off-balance. CBA readers should enjoy this account of one of the Bible's most courageous heroines.Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more Review 'An exhilarating ancient romance with ribbons of suspense, mystery, and intrigue cleverly woven through. I highly recommend Hadassah.' -- Road to Romance'Breathtakingly suspenseful...this story is rich in historical detail and spirituality. Be forewarned. This is a real page turner.' -- Large Print Reviews'Esther springs to life...a wealth of history and spiritual admonition in the pleasing guise of a well-told tale.' -- Romantic Times, Feb. 2004'Full of romance, intrigue, sudden plot twists and a finale that is heart-stopping even for those familiar with the story.' -- Messianic Times, Feb/Mar 2004'I cannot say enough good things…such a fresh perspective to a familiar story. Be swept away by this fantastic story.' -- BookLoons.com'Much research and study have obviously gone into Hadassah to preserve the authenticity...an enjoyable read.' -- Messianic Times Feb/Mar 2004'Tenney has given readers a gift similar to that Esther gave Xerxes: a source of wonder and conversation.' -- Faithful Reader Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Fishers of Men (Kingdom and the Crown)

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Pdf:Fishers of Men (Kingdom and the Crown).From Publishers Weekly Lund's nine-volume series the Work and the Glory, which chronicled the beginnings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 19th-century America, has sold three million copies, mostly in the Mormon market. With this new series (projected to include four or five volumes), Lund expands his religious focusDand likely his audienceDby turning his imagination to the beginnings of Christianity. The novel opens with the commencement of Christ's ministry in A.D. 30, and follows the story through many of Christ's early miracles and Messianic proclamations. Lund writes in pulp fiction style, weaving page-turning plots around fictional characters who come into contact with Jesus and his disciples. But he vividly describes the geographical and cultural backdrop of Christ's time in Israel, and uses these facts and texture to bring many of Christ's teachings and parables into sharper relief, giving them context and deeper meaning. An avid biblical scholar will learn little from his commentary, but more casual readers may enjoy the insights he offers clothed in an easy-to-read tale. Readers who have wondered what it might have been like to be in Jesus' presence, and how ordinary people would have responded to him, will overlook the novel's literary flaws and appreciate its sympathetic insight into both those who embraced and those who rejected Jesus and his teachings. (Oct.) Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more

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Sarah: Women of Genesis

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Pdf:Sarah: Women of Genesis.In Sarah, author Orson Scott Card uses his fertile imagination and uncanny insight into human nature to flesh out a unique woman — one who is beautiful, tough, smart, and resourceful in an era when women get short shrift in life as well as in the historical record. Sarah takes on vivid reality as a woman desirable to kings, a devoted wife, and a faithful follower of the God of Abraham, chosen to experience an incomparable miracle.Set in the splendor and excess of Egypt and the starkly beautiful desert landscapes of the Sinai peninsula, Sarah is an altogether believable and provocative drama. This first novel in a trilogy on the women of Genesis illuminates the hardships and the triumphs of a woman destined for greatness.

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The Road To Revelation: The Beginning

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Pdf:The Road To Revelation: The Beginning.The Road to Revelation" is a fictional book series, that is based on Biblical Prophecy. It chronicles the time preceding the second coming of Jesus Christ. The first volume, The Beginning takes place between the opening of the first and second seals described in the The Book of Revelation. Ford and Samantha experience the beginning of the birth pains as described by Jesus in the Book of Matthew. They piece together various Biblical prophecy and identify the connections between the Books of Daniel, Ezekiel, Revelation, and more. They also realize that their world is changing right before their eyes and begin preparing themselves and their families for the coming tribulation.

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The Titus Diary (First-Century Diaries (Seedsowers))

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Pdf:The Titus Diary (First-Century Diaries (Seedsowers)).This compelling narrative continues continues the events of the book of Acts, first begun in The Silas Diary. Told from the viewpoint of Titus, one of apostle Paul's traveling companions, The Titus Diary is a firsthand account of Paul's second missionary journey. Join this journey as Paul sets out once more - this time with Silas, Timothy and Luke - and learn of the founding of the churches in Philippi, Thessalonica, Corinth and Ephesus. Look on as Paul meets Aquila and Priscilla for the first time and quickly gains an appreciation of their passion for the Lord and His church. On this journey Paul faces persecution for his teaching and contends with the plots of Blastinius Drachrachma, who vows to destroy Paul's work. You'll read about a miraculous prison escape and Paul's gripping spiritual warfare. God's abundant provision and overwhelming peace support the believers throughout.

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The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars (The Third Heaven Series)

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Pdf:The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars (The Third Heaven Series).Review ...the story line was so believable that I had to keep reminding myself that it was fiction... ...literally made me stop reading and repent for my sins...I'm not kidding. I loved it. I had to keep reminding myself that this was inspired and not hard facts! The details in the descriptions you gave really helped me visualize the entire story. The consistency in the language was spot on. --Pamela Bobyan Read more About the Author Donovan Neal M.S.N.P. is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has a Masters of Science in Nonprofit management from Walden University. He has functioned in the ordained ministry for over 20 years, and has served in such functions as Dean and as an instructor in his churches School of Ministry, teaching on a host of subjects ranging from Apologetics, to Leading Different Personalities. Donovan is a prolific songwriter and singer having written over 50 different songs of praise and worship for the local church, and has performed in various schools and churches in the Ministry of Christian rap. Donovan’s heart for ministry has carried over into his secular pursuits and he has worked with countless abused and neglected children, adults with developmental disabilities, and women who have been victimized by domestic and sexual abuse. He currently teaches as an adjunct professor at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor Michigan. Donovan has three saved children Candace, Christopher and Alexander: each is involved in ministry. They currently reside in Michigan. Read more

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The Priscilla Diary (First-Century Diaries (Seedsowers))

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Pdf:The Priscilla Diary (First-Century Diaries (Seedsowers)).Hear the stories of Paul's continued travels to the first-century churches narrated from the unique perspective of Priscilla, a vibrant first-century Christian woman! Paul faces the darkest days of his entire life, while he frantically searches for the missing Titus. Are Paul's fears warranted? Has Titus been assassinated in Corinth? Read of the writing of Paul's most personally revealing letter to the church at Corinth. And marvel at the truths Paul conveys to the church in Rome, a letter of all that Paul considered central to the Christian life. In Jerusalem Paul faces his old enemies and stands trial before the Roman and Jewish officials. Paul spends years in jail before the Roman governor issues a ruling that sends Paul to Rome in chains. Paul's final and most harrowing journey by ship awaits him!

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Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms

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Pdf:Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms.Review New York Times bestsellerECPA bestsellerPublisher Weekly bestsellerUSA Today bestsellerWall Street Journal bestseller“Tim Tebow is not an athlete—athlete is what Tim fills in on his tax return. That does not begin to tell the story of who he is. Tim is a role model, an inspiration to those who have a dream and are willing to accept life as a journey full of ups and downs.”—Jon Bon Jovi, singer-songwriter“Shaken shows us a side of Tim Tebow that we’ve never gotten to see before. In this book, Tim comes alongside his reader and says, ‘I’ve been there too,’ and proceeds to show us how God is faithful even when our entire lives feel shaken to the core.”—Mark Batterson, pastor and New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker“Tim is a remarkable example of one who combines strength and boldness with kindness and compassion, and I’m always encouraged to hear of how he is using his tremendous platform to share the love and truth of our Lord with those who need it most.”—Ravi Zacharias, author and president of RZIM“Tim has always inspired me with his dedication to grow and improve in all aspects of life, especially his faith. With this book, Tim encourages readers to keep moving and stay strong while battling life’s obstacles.”—Cam Newton, quarterback for the Carolina Panthers“Whether or not you’ve followed Tim’s career, Shaken speaks to something we’ve all had to deal with—trusting God when the plans for our lives don’t work out as we expected. Tim shares his journey from the Broncos to the Jets to the Patriots and beyond with refreshing honesty. He comes alongside us as a friend and gives us hope for the days our lives take an unexpected turn. I am so grateful to call Tim my friend; his life and passion constantly inspire me! Whatever Tim does he does with all his heart, and this book reflects that incredible commitment! I love Tim, and by the end of this book, you will too!”—Judah Smith, lead pastor of the City Church and New York Times bestselling author of Jesus Is _______.“Shaken is everyone’s story. All of us know what it is to experience the best of days and the lowest of days. For Tim, he’s lived those days in public. I have the privilege to call Tim my friend and can tell you that with him, what you see is what you get, which seems rare these days! I appreciate how real and raw Tim is with his own struggles. In Shaken you will find great encouragement for your own life and faith.”—Chris Tomlin, worship leader and songwriter“All readers will be won over by Tebow's dedication and perseverance, and admire him for staying true to service-oriented Christianity through a quite unconventional life.”—Publishers Weekly review“I really got so much out of reading your book.”—Robin Roberts, during a Good Morning America interview with Tim Tebow“Tim Tebow Has A New Book Out And It Is A Must-Read.”—The Daily Caller“It was like having an encouraging chat with a dear friend—I finished feeling so hopeful!”—First for Women Magazine  Read more About the Author Tim Tebow is a two-time national champion, first round NFL draft pick, and Heisman trophy winner. After playing in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets, Tebow joined the SEC Network. In addition to his role on SEC Nation, the network's traveling road show, Tebow also contributes to a variety of other ESPN platforms. Through everything Tim's true passion remains the work of the Tim Tebow Foundation, which he began in 2010. The foundation's mission is to bring Faith, Hope, and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The foundation fulfills that mission everyday by serving thousands of deserving children around the world. A.J. Gregory is known for more than thirty-five book collaborations, some New York Times bestsellers, with fascinating high-profile figures from celebrities to scientists. She is also the author of two books, Messy Faith and Silent Savior, which chronicle finding faith in the middle of unavoidable and sometimes harsh realities. A.J., her husband, and three kids call New Jersey home. Learn more at www.ajgregorybooks.com. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Green Ember (The Green Ember Series: Book 1)

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Pdf:The Green Ember (The Green Ember Series: Book 1).Review A captivating story with sword-bearing rabbits, daring quests, and moments of poignant beauty, The Green Ember is a tale that will delight and inspire young readers to courage and creativity. --Sarah Clarkson, Author of Read for the Heart and Caught Up In A StoryI don't usually tell people that there is a book they absolutely-must-no-questions-HAVE-TO-without-a-doubt read. But this one? How shall I put this? If I could choose only one book for my kids to read this year, this would be it. How's that for a recommendation? Go get it! Officially our favorite read-aloud ever. I'm recommending this to everyone who happens to lend me their ear for 5 seconds. From the Read-Aloud Revival to S.D. Smith: thank you for giving us this beautiful gem! --Sarah Mackenzie, Author of Teaching From Rest, Host of The Read-Aloud Revival PodcastS. D. Smith has a voice for children and families that the world needs to hear. --Randall Goodgame, singer/songwriter for Slugs & Bugs, Veggie Tales Read more About the Author S. D. Smith lives with his wife and their four kids in Grandview, West Virginia. Read more

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The Green Ember

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Pdf:The Green Ember.Heather and Picket are extraordinary rabbits with ordinary lives until calamitous events overtake them, spilling them into a cauldron of misadventures. They discover that their own story is bound up in the tumult threatening to overwhelm the wider world. Kings fall, and kingdoms totter. Tyrants ascend, and terrors threaten. Betrayal beckons, and loyalty is a broken road with peril around every bend. Where will Heather and Picket land? How will they make their stand?

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A Canticle for Leibowitz

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Pdf:A Canticle for Leibowitz.Review “Extraordinary ... chillingly effective.”— Time“Angry, eloquent ... a terrific story.”— The New York Times“An extraordinary novel ... Prodigiously imaginative, richly comic, terrifyingly grim, profound both intellectually and morally, and, above all ... simply such a memorable story as to stay with the reader for years.”— Chicago Tribune“An exciting and imaginative story ... Unconditionally recommended.”— Library JournalFrom the Trade Paperback edition. Read more From the Publisher Down the long centuries after the Flame Deluge scoured the earth clean, the monks of the order of St. Leibovitz the Engineer kept alive the ancient knowledge. In their monastery in the Utah desert, they preserved the precious relics of their founder: the blessed blueprint, the sacred shopping list and the holy shrine of fallout shelter.Watched over by an immortal wanderer, they witnessed humanity's rebirth from ashes, and saw reenacted the eternal drama of the struggle between light and darkness, life and death. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Incendiaries: A Novel

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Pdf:The Incendiaries: A Novel.Review ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Buzzfeed, The Today Show, NPR, The Atlantic, LitHub, Electric Lit, PBS Books, Nylon, Bustle, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, Newsweek, BBC“Kwon is a writer of many talents, and The Incendiaries is a debut of dark, startling beauty.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Disarmingly propulsive.” —Vogue “A singular version of the campus novel … a story about spiritual uncertainty and about the fierce and undisciplined desire of [Kwon’s] young characters to find something luminous to light their way through their lives.” —NPR’s “Fresh Air” “If you only read one book this summer, make it this complex and searing debut novel.' —Southern Living “[With] a fairy-tale quality reminiscent of Donna Tartt’s The Secret History … [The Incendiaries is] the rare depiction of belief that doesn’t kill the thing it aspires to by trying too hard. It makes a space, and then steps away to let the mystery in.” —The New Yorker “A juicy look at campus mores…Kwon delivers a poignant and powerful look into the millenial mindset.” —NPR Books“Certain literary circles have been buzzing about R.O. Kwon’s The Incendiaries for months. And this slim, intense novel is the rare book that lives up to its pre-publication hype.” —Los Angeles Times “One of those slim novels that contains multitudes, R.O. Kwon’s debut novel shows how unreliable we are as narrators when we’re trying to invent — and reinvent — ourselves.' —Vulture“If you haven't had a chance to pick up one of the buzziest novels of summer, take Emma Roberts' — and my — word for it: you can't miss The Incendiaries.” —Bustle“In R.O. Kwon’s terrific new novel The Incendiaries, a cultist looks for meaning in tragedy. Kwon’s debut is a shiningly ambitious look at how human beings try to fill the holes in their lives.” —Vox“Kwon’s lush imaginative project … [is to expose] the reactionary impulses that run through American life…[creating] an impression of the mysterious social forces and private agonies that might drive a person to extremes.” —The New Republic “The main attraction and reward of this book is Kwon’s prose. Spiky, restless and nervously perceptive, it exhales spiritual unease.” —Wall Street Journal “Kwon’s multi-faceted narrative portrays America’s dark, radical strain, exploring the lure of fundamentalism, our ability to be manipulated, and what can happen when we’re willing to do anything for a cause.” —Atlantic.com 'Deeply engrossing.'—PBS Books “Remarkable…Every page blooms with sensuous language…These are characters in quiet crisis, burning, above all, to know themselves, and Kwon leads them, confidently, to an enthralling end.”—Paris Review  “A God-haunted, willful, strange book written with a kind of savage elegance. I've said it before, but now I'll shout it from the rooftops: R. O. Kwon is the real deal.” —Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies and Florida “Every explosive requires a fuse. That’s R. O. Kwon’s novel, a straight, slow-burning fuse. To read her novel is to follow an inexorable flame coming closer and closer to the object it will detonate—the characters, the crime, the story, and, ultimately, the reader.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer and The Refugees “The Incendiaries probes the seductive and dangerous places to which we drift when loss unmoors us. In dazzlingly acrobatic prose, R. O. Kwon explores the lines between faith and fanaticism, passion and violence, the rational and the unknowable.” —Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You  'Absolutely electric, something new in the firmament. Everyone should read this book.' —Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You “A swift, sensual novel about the unraveling of a collegiate relationship and its aftermath. Kwon writes gracefully about the spiritual insecurities of millennials.” —Karan Mahajan, author of The Association of Small Bombs “A classic love triangle between two tormented college students and God. The Incendiaries brings us, page by page, from quiet reckonings with shame and intimacy to a violent, grand tragedy. In a conflagration of lyrical prose, R. O. Kwon skillfully evokes the inherent extremism of young love.' —Tony Tulathimutte, author of Private Citizens “An impressive, assured debut about the hope for personal and political revolution and all the unexpected ways it flickers out. Kwon has vital things to say about the fraught times we live in.” —Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation   “A profound, intricate exploration of how grief and lost faith and the vulnerable storm of youth can drive people to irrevocable extremes, told with a taut intensity that kept me up all night. R.O. Kwon is a thrilling writer, and her splendid debut is unsettled, irresistible company.”  —Laura van den Berg, author of The Isle of Youth and Find Me Read more About the Author R. O. Kwon is a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow. Her writing is published or forthcoming in The Guardian, Vice, Buzzfeed, Time, Noon, Electric Literature, Playboy, and elsewhere. She has received awards from Yaddo, MacDowell, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Omi International, the Steinbeck Center, and the Norman Mailer Writers' Colony. Born in South Korea, she has lived most of her life in the United States. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Sparrow: A Novel (The Sparrow Series)

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Pdf:The Sparrow: A Novel (The Sparrow Series).Review “A startling, engrossing, and moral work of fiction.”—The New York Times Book Review   “Important novels leave deep cracks in our beliefs, our prejudices, and our blinders. The Sparrow is one of them.”—Entertainment Weekly   “Powerful . . . The Sparrow tackles a difficult subject with grace and intelligence.”—San Francisco Chronicle   “Provocative, challenging . . . recalls both Arthur C. Clarke and H. G. Wells, with a dash of Ray Bradbury for good measure.”—The Dallas Morning News   “[Mary Doria] Russell shows herself to be a skillful storyteller who subtly and expertly builds suspense.”—USA Today Read more From the Publisher This is one of my favorite books of all time, EVER!!!! And I'm not just saying that because I work here at Ballantine/Fawcett and I have to. Being in the editorial department, there are always way too many books to read and way too little time to do it in. That's why when I first overheard one of my colleagues raving about this book to someone, I didn't give it a second thought. While it's nice to know at least a little something about the current books on our list (no small feat), this book had never caught my eye as something I'd be interested in. But after the millionth time I'd heard my cohort extolling the virtues of this book to anyone who would listen, I figured I would give it a shot. I started reading it on my vacation, and it's a good thing, because I couldn't put it down to do anything else! I'm not quite sure what I can say about it that will do it justice, because it can be viewed so many different ways by different people----it's beautiful, ugly, sad, optimistic, and intensely compelling all at the same time. Suffice it to say that it's one of those once-in-a-lifetime books that just makes you stop and sit-up and think about things that you've never given second thought to before. -----J. Rendon, Editorial Assistant Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Hope on the Inside

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Pdf:Hope on the Inside.About the Author Marie Bostwick was born and raised in the northwest. In the three decades since her marriage, Marie and her family have moved frequently, living in eight different states at eighteen different addresses. These experiences have given Marie a unique perspective that enables her to write about people from all walks of life and corners of the country with insight and authenticity. Marie currently resides in Portland, where she enjoys writing, spending time with family, gardening, collecting fabric, and stitching quilts. Visit her at www.mariebostwick.com. Read more

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The Black Star of Kingston

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Pdf:The Black Star of Kingston.A century before Heather and Picket's adventures in The Green Ember, a displaced community fights for hope on the ragged edge of survival. My place beside you My blood for yours Till The Green Ember rises Or the end of the world. Whitson Mariner and Fleck Blackstar face old fears and new enemies, forging a legend that will echo through the ages. Old wars haunt. New enemies threaten. An oath is born. A hero rises.

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Turning Point: A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival Fiction Series: The Blackout Series, Book 3

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Pdf:Turning Point: A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival Fiction Series: The Blackout Series, Book 3.Ya' lives by the sun, ya' dies by the sun. Life is always at a turning point... when faced with a certain death... would you be willing to seize the moment... and do what it takes to survive? Know this. You'll never know where the bend in the road might take you. The new dystopian, post-apocalyptic fiction series from author Bobby Akart (The Boston Brahmin series and the Prepping for Tomorrow series) has been hailed as a masterpiece of prepper fiction. Prepare to learn, as well as be entertained as The Blackout Series continues with Turning Point. In book one of this new post-apocalyptic survival fiction series, 36 Hours, the listener was provided a glimpse into the rapid decline of society once word of the catastrophic solar flare racing towards Earth began to spread. Book two, Zero Hour, thrust our character into the perils of a post-apocalyptic world. At Zero Hour, an EMP caused by a massive solar flare left America in darkness. The Ryman family, who weren't preppers, applied common sense, logic, and a will to survive to their decision-making as they faced their death, their neighbors, and the depravity of man. Now, in Turning Point, the characters face a life altering decision - should we stay or should we go? The oldest and strongest emotion in man is fear, and the strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. Will Americans flee the urban centers, the proverbial golden hordes, for the countryside? Will it be safer than the cities? Turning Point will lead the Ryman family into a complex, inexplicable world where danger lurks around every bend. Note: This book does not contain strong language. It is intended to entertain and inform audiences of all ages, including teen and young adults.

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Army of God

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Pdf:Army of God."It is Noah's Ark meets Game of Thrones, unique and surprising." (Rowena Kuo, award-winning editor and publisher)One of the most beloved and enduring stories of all time...One of the most recognizable characters in history...A plot by a rival to kill Noah and his family is thwarted by a beautiful young woman, who joins them as they flee the ancient Biblical city of Eden. A year later, the Lord reveals His plan to destroy the Earth by flood and commands Noah to build an ark. Only the news is met with skepticism and opposition from members of his own family. Eventually, word of the ark reaches Eden, prompting the rival to send an army of 5,000 men to destroy it.However, Noah has an army of his own.Action, adventure, and suspense combine with the Biblical account of Noah's Ark to create a heart-pounding pause-resister that will stay with you long after the flood waters have receded.

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That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, Book 3)

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Pdf:That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, Book 3).Review The New Yorker In his usual polished prose, the author creates an elaborate satiric picture of a war between morality and devilry.The New Yorker If wit and wisdom, style and scholarship are requisites to passage through the pearly gates, Mr. Lewis will be among the angels.Los Angeles Times Lewis, perhaps more than any other twentieth-century writer, forced those who listened to him and read his works to come to terms with their own philosophical presuppositions. Read more About the Author C.S. Lewis was a professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at Oxford and Cambridge universities who wrote more than thirty books in his lifetime, including The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mere Christianity. He died in 1963. Read more

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Rise of the Mystics (Beyond the Circle)

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Pdf:Rise of the Mystics (Beyond the Circle).From the Inside Flap Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago. Still others that the gateway to that greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreams. They are all wrong. Rachelle Matthews, who grew up in the small town of Eden, Utah, discovered just how wrong when she dreamed and awoke in another world. There she learned that she is the 49th Mystic, the prophesied one, tasked with finding five ancient seals before powerful enemies destroy her. If Rachelle succeeds in her quest, peace will reign. If she fails, the world will forever be locked in darkness.In The 49th Mystic, Rachelle found the first three of those five seals through great peril and mind-altering adventure. But two seals remain hidden, and the fate of both worlds hangs in the balance.As Rachelle sits deep in a dungeon, Vlad Smith is just getting started. Thomas Hunter's world is about to be turned inside out.So begins the final volume of high stakes in one girl's quest to find an ancient path that will save humanity. The clock is ticking; the end rushes forward. Ready? Set?Dream.|Ted Dekker is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of more than forty novels, with over ten million copies sold worldwide. He was born in the jungles of Indonesia to missionary parents, and his upbringing as a stranger in a fascinating and sometimes frightening culture fueled his imagination. Dekker's passion is simple--to explore truth through mind-bending stories that invite readers to see the world through a different lens. His fiction has been honored with numerous awards, and NPR readers nationwide put him in the Top 50 Thriller Authors of All Time. Dekker lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Lee Ann, and has four grown children--Rachelle, J.T., Kara, and Chelise. Read more From the Back Cover 'A profound and multilayered allegorical tale.'--Library Journal, starred review of The 49th Mystic'An absorbing thriller that convincingly blurs the lines between fantasy and reality.'--Publishers Weekly on Red'[Dekker's writing] may be a genre unto itself.'--New York Times on A.D. 30'Ted Dekker is a true master of thrillers.'--Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author on BoneMan's Daughters'A daring and completely riveting thriller.'--Booklist on The Priest's Graveyard'Beguiling, compelling, challenging, and riveting.'--Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author on The Priest's Graveyard'A tour-de-force of suspense that demands to be read in one sitting.'--James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author on BoneMan's Daughters'Utterly compelling and completely original.'--Douglas Preston, co-creator of the famed Pendergast series on The Priest's Graveyard'[It] will haunt you--long after you want it to.'--Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Fate and The Inner Circle on The Priest's Graveyard Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Palace of Illusions: A Novel

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Pdf:The Palace of Illusions: A Novel.Review “A radiant entree into an ancient mythology virtually unknown to the Western world. . . . Remarkable.” —Houston Chronicle “A mythic tale brimming with warriors, magic and treachery. . . . Divakaruni's sentences dazzle; the images she creates are masterful.” —Los Angeles Times  “Complex, beautifully wrought. . . . Divakaruni's feminist reading of Indian lore offers readers a magical lens into the political interplay of gender, castes, birthright and life in the monarchy. . . . A writer to watch.” —Rocky Mountain News  “Divakaruni's prose is as spirited as Panchaali herself, written with energy and humor.” —Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 'Epics are intended to be accessible to the most extensive of audiences. And with The Palace of Illusions Divakaruni likewise makes this reimagining of the 'Mahabharat' easy to understand through the simple,straightforward narrative. Moreover, Divakaruni masterfully describes the lyrical beauty of Indians and the elegant logic of Hinduism.' —San Antonio News Express 'The Palace of Illusions is not only an exciting, action-packed read, but also an educating one, and will likely encourage those curious enough to delve into the original Mahabharata.' —Erin Kobayashi, Toronto Star 'Enchanting.... Anita Diamant's The Red Tent, Philippa Gregory's The Other Boleyn Girl—now we can add Divakaruni's The Palace of Illusions to the list.' —The Miami Herald 'The Palace of Illusions is unique, amongst Divakaruni's very best. It is particularly refreshing to read an author who breaks the mold as clearly as Divakaruni does.... A creative, illuminating feminist work that compels us to re-examine the original text.... As in all great cathartic tales, Divakaruni's novel grasps our attention from beginning to end and is a healing, aesthetic experience.' —India Currents 'Divakaruni has taken a male-centered story and breathed new life into its female characters, giving us a rich tale of passion and love, power and weakness, honor and humiliation. Whether or not readers are familiar with the 'Mahabharat' epic, still fascinating and relevant several millennia on, they will enjoy this entertaining, insightful, and suspenseful story.' —The Union, Nevada City 'Known for writing on the modern Indian immigrant experience in novels such as 'Queen of Dreams,' Divakaruni goes back in time, this time with a novel look at the ancient Indian epic 'The Mahabharat' (think: an Indian 'Iliad'). With hundreds of characters in the story of a great war, she tells the story from the point of view of a woman - Panchaali - who is married to five brothers' —New York Post 'Divakaruni has woven a lyrical tale imbued with the scent of ancient incense, yet simultaneously rooted in modern-day relevancy. Brimming with betrayals, religious fervor and war-torn streets, The Palace of Illusions is a journey experienced from the vantage point of Panchaali, a powerful woman dfiven by love, honor and, in the end, a fate that unfolds despite her resolve.' —Karen Ann Cullotta, Bookpage 'Your truly epic narrative myth calls for bitter experience descending, avalanch-like, down dynasties, incorporating dramatic turning points of ineradicable impact; curses; looming fates; tricky and meddlesome gods; feuds; sages, sorcerers and wars. These elements and many more are found in abundance in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's new novel, The Palace of Illusions, which ambitiously encapsulates the Indian epic 'Mahabharat' within a 360-page novel.' —Elsbeth Lindner, San Francisco Chronicle 'By rendering the women characters as complexly as the men, and fully illuminating the 'insanity of war' and the fragility of civilization, Divakaruni's historic and transporting variation adds new and truly revelatory psychological and social dimensions to the great epic's indelible story of sacrifice and spiritual awakening. Divakaruni has triumphantly fulfilled a profound mission.' —Donna Seaman, Booklist  'Divakaruni has taken a male-centered story and breathed new life into its female characters, giving us a rich tale of passion and love, power and weakness, honor and humiliation. Whether or not readers are familiar with the Mahabharat epic, still fascinating and relevant several millennia on, they will enjoy this entertaining, insightful and suspenseful story. Recommended for all fiction collections.' —Joy Humphrey, Library Journal 'The Palace of Illusions is as grand and tragic as the epic poems by Homer. The story is complex, as political relationships grow and develop, and friends and enemies are created, leading to battles and wars that will eventually destroy them all. I was captivated by the tragic storyline and the fate into which Panchaali was born. This admirable attempt to recreate the epic Mahabharat from the viewpoint of a strong woman is Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's best work yet.' —Marie Hashima Lofton, Bookreporter.com'For more than 20 years now, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni has been telling stories of Indian women from her home in California. Her women are desperate, wonderful, complicated, lyrical, memorable, even magical.... Chitra's women experience love, loss and longing through tangled marriages, bitter divorces, childbirth, abortion, abuse, violence, racism, poverty and riches. Now, in a daring novel out this month, Banerjee Divakaruni returns to a fantastic world, inhabited by kings, queens, villains and sorcerers.' —Vogue India'Vivid and inventive.... Divakaruni's rich, action-filled narrative contrasts well with the complex psychological portrait of a mythic princess.' —Publishers Weekly 'Divakaruni offers a quasi-feminist retelling of the great Hindu text known as the Mahabharat...an intimate, feminine portrait that is both contemporary and timeless. An ambitious project effectively executed.' —Kirkus Reviews Read more About the Author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the author of the novels Queen of Dreams, The Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, Before We Visit the Goddess, One Amazing Thing, Oleander Girl, and The Vine of Desire, and of the prizewinning story collections Arranged Marriage and The Unknown Errors of Our Lives. She lives in Houston, Texas, and teaches creative writing at the University of Houston. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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End of Days (Chronicles of Brothers)

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Pdf:End of Days (Chronicles of Brothers).About the Author Born in London and brought up in South Africa, Wendy Alec has pursued successful careers in advertising and television production, as well as writing books and screenplays. The cinematic scope and epic sweep of the Chronicles of Brothers series have won her legions of devoted fans around the world Read more

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Perelandra (Space Trilogy, Book 2)

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Pdf:Perelandra (Space Trilogy, Book 2).Review The New York Times Mr. Lewis has a genius for making his fantasies livable.Commonweal Writing of the highest order. Perelandra is, from all standpoints, far superior to other tales of interplanetary adventures.The New Yorker If wit and wisdom, style and scholarship are requisites to passage through the pearly gates, Mr. Lewis will be among the angels.Los Angeles Times Lewis, perhaps more than any other twentieth-century writer, forced those who listened to him and read his works to come to terms with their own philosophical presuppositions. Read more About the Author C.S. Lewis was a professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at Oxford and Cambridge universities who wrote more than thirty books in his lifetime, including The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mere Christianity. He died in 1963. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The 49th Mystic (Beyond the Circle)

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Pdf:The 49th Mystic (Beyond the Circle).From the Inside Flap Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago. Still others that the gateway to that greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreams.They are wrong. In the small town of Eden, Utah, a blind girl named Rachelle Matthews is about to find out just how wrong.When a procedure meant to restore Rachelle's sight goes awry, she begins to dream of another world so real that she wonders if Earth might only be a dream experienced when she falls asleep in that reality. She is the prophesied one who must find and recover five ancient seals--in both worlds--before powerful enemies destroy her. If Rachelle succeeds in her quest, peace will reign. If she fails, both worlds will forever be locked in darkness.So begins a two-volume saga of high stakes and a mind-bending quest to find an ancient path that will save humanity. The clock is ticking; the end rushes forward. Ready? Set?Dream.|Ted Dekker is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of more than forty novels, with over ten million copies sold worldwide. He was born in the jungles of Indonesia to missionary parents, and his upbringing as a stranger in a fascinating and sometimes frightening culture fueled his imagination. Dekker's passion is simple--to explore truth through mind-bending stories that invite readers to see the world through a different lens. His fiction has been honored with numerous awards, and NPR readers nationwide put him in the Top 50 Thriller Authors of All Time. Dekker lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Lee Ann, and has four grown children--Rachelle, J.T., Kara, and Chelise. Read more From the Back Cover 'Ted Dekker is a master of suspense.'--Library Journal'An absorbing thriller that convincingly blurs the lines between fantasy and reality.'--Publishers Weekly on Red'[Dekker's writing] may be a genre unto itself.'--New York Times on A.D. 30'Ted Dekker is a true master of thrillers.'--Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author on BoneMan's Daughters'A daring and completely riveting thriller.'--Booklist on The Priest's Graveyard'Beguiling, compelling, challenging, and riveting.'--Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author on The Priest's Graveyard'A tour-de-force of suspense that demands to be read in one sitting.'--James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author on BoneMan's Daughters'Utterly compelling and completely original.'--Douglas Preston, co-creator of the famed Pendergast series on The Priest's Graveyard'[It] will haunt you--long after you want it to.'--Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Fate and The Inner Circle on The Priest's Graveyard Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Tribulation Force: The Continuing Drama of Those Left Behind

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Pdf:Tribulation Force: The Continuing Drama of Those Left Behind.From the Back Cover Carpathia named Supreme Potentate. Potentate plans one-world currency, global disarmament. World leaders establish universal religion. Amid worldwide chaos and devastation following the sudden disappearance of millions of Christian believers, four form an insurgent cell group― the Tribulation Force. Rayford Steele, Pan-Continental Airlines pilot; Buck Williams, crack journalist for Global Weekly; Bruce Barnes, assistant pastor at New Life Community Church; Chloe Steele, university student. Nicolae Carpathia is establishing a one-world government. But what he calls world peace the Tribulation Force knows will mark the end of the world. Can four ordinary citizens stand against this powerful and charismatic leader before his vision for world domination succeeds?Tribulation Force is #2 in the phenomenal New York Times best-selling Left Behind series that rocked the publishing world and made millions think seriously about the future and their places in it.With special features relating to current events and end-times prophecy. Read more

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Rise of the Locusts: A Post-Apocalyptic Techno-Thriller (Cyber Armageddon, Book 1)

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Pdf:Rise of the Locusts: A Post-Apocalyptic Techno-Thriller (Cyber Armageddon, Book 1).Cyber Armageddon has come. America will not survive! Cyber-security analyst Kate McCarthy knows something ominous is about to happen in the US banking system. She has a place to go if things get hectic, but it's far from the perfect retreat. When a new breed of computer virus takes down America's financial network, chaos and violence erupt. Access to cash disappears and credit cards become worthless. Desperate consumers are left with no means to purchase food, fuel, and basic necessities. Society melts down instantly and the threat of starvation brings out the absolute worst humanity has to offer. In the midst of the mayhem, Kate will face a post-apocalyptic nightmare that she never could have imagined. Her only reward for survival is to live another day in the gruesome new reality which has eradicated the world she once knew. As with all works by Mark Goodwin, this book contains no profanity and no embarrassing sex scenes. However, if you're offended by conservative principles and references to Scripture, this book might not be for you.

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This Present Darkness

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Pdf:This Present Darkness.Review 'Frank Peretti kicked open the doors that all of us Christian novelists are passing through today. We owe him a huge debt.'―Jerry B. Jenkins, author, The Left Behind series Read more About the Author Frank E. Peretti is one of American Christianity's best-known authors. His novels have sold over 10 million copies, and he is widely credited with reinventing Christian fiction. He and his wife, Barbara, live in the Pacific Northwest. www.frankperetti.com. Read more

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Glass Houses: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel)

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Pdf:Glass Houses: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel).Review “Penny’s absorbing, intricately plotted 13th Gamache novel proves she only gets better at pursuing dark truths with compassion and grace.” ―PEOPLE“Louise Penny wrote the book on escapist mysteries.” ―The New York Times Book Review“You won't want Louise Penny's latest to end….Any plot summary of Penny’s novels inevitably falls short of conveying the dark magic of this series.... It takes nerve and skill ― as well as heart ― to write mysteries like this.” ―Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post“Ms. Penny has a gift for linking the mundane to the mythic. Steadfast, civilized and grimly determined, Gamache becomes a heraldic figure, as brave and cunning as the hero of an Icelandic saga, and the contemporary evils he battles have apocalyptic overtones....[With a] cinematic finale, in which the book’s well-laid and carefully sustained suspense is at last released.” ―Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal“Outstanding....On all counts, ‘Glass Houses’ succeeds brilliantly, full of elegant prose, intricate plots, and―most of all―Penny’s moving, emotionally complex hero and his circle of friends and colleagues.” ―The Seattle Times“Penny―whose books wind up on Best Novels of the Year lists, not 'just' Best Mysteries―is a one-woman argument against literary snobbery....Top notch....Penny is a master of the slow burn, with readers only seeing the final pattern as everything is set aflame.” ―Christian Science Monitor“In the most intriguing installment yet….Louise Penny deftly combines crime and punishment, a timeless avenger and a dark exploration of the conscience….A great and twisting tale, as we’ve come to expect from the previous 12 Gamache novels, but also an exploration of moral judgments, mental frailty and the eerie notion of reckoning: We all must pay our debts…A profound story.” ― Minneapolis Star Tribune“Penny's latest is one of her best ever. From the very first page, when Gamache begins his testimony in a court case, the reader is riveted....I couldn't stop reading. This is the perfect holiday weekend book.” ―Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail“Gamache will face life-changing questions about the nature of guilt and innocence and the thin blue line separating law and conscience, leaving the reader contemplating these conundrums well after the final page has been turned.” ―BookPage (Top Pick in Mystery)“With grace and insight…Penny has pushed the boundaries of the genre with each novel, and ‘Glass Houses’ takes them still further. With an intricate and intelligent storyline, cherished characters, a setting that cries out ‘come live here’ and a terrifying climax, she produces another stellar literary novel. And she does so with compassion, decency and love as she depicts evil, exalts courage and neither flinches nor preaches as she confronts moral ambiguities―and the health and sickness within each soul.” ―Richmond Times-Dispatch“Louise Penny steers the complex plot… to a white-knuckle ending….If it is conceivable for Penny to top herself, she has done so in this soul-searching, psychologically insightful journey into each of her memorable characters.” ―Bookreporter.com“The tension has never been greater…A meticulously built mystery that follows a careful ascent toward a breaking point that will leave you breathless. It’s Three Pines as you have never seen it before.” ―Kirkus Reviews (starred review)“Three Pines is a sublime metaphor for the precariousness of harmony wherever we find it...one of the most entrancing fictional worlds in popular literature.” ―Booklist (starred review)“The award-winning Penny does not rest on her laurels with this challenging and timely book. Though touched by the evils of the outside world, Three Pines remains a singular place away from time.” ―Library Journal (starred review)“Penny’s poetic style of writing and her deeply realized characters, with their mix of flaws and heroism, make her novels irresistible….Penny delicately explores the tension of an officer who may be sworn to uphold the law, but who feels compelled to do something else, in a fascinating novel that is sure to appeal to a variety of readers―whether they typically enjoy mysteries or not.” ―ShelfAwareness“An exciting, high-stakes climax.” ― Publishers Weekly Read more About the Author LOUISE PENNY is the author of the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (six times), and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture. Louise lives in a small village south of Montréal. Read more

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Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days

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Pdf:Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days.From the Back Cover Millions missing, feared dead. Fiery collisions claim thousands as pilots, drivers vanish. Romanian leader Carpathia to speak at U.N. Panic surges through a Heathrow-bound Boeing 747 as some passengers and crew vanish, along with millions worldwide. Captain Rayford Steele fights to quell hysteria while facing personal tragedy―his wife and son are among the missing. Rumors fly, and fanatics warn about the end of the world. Could they be right? Meanwhile, crack journalist Cameron “Buck” Williams, on the trail of a global financial conspiracy, finds a more ominous story unfolding as storm clouds of good and evil gather. Left Behind launched the best-selling series that rocked the publishing world and made millions seriously consider the future. Is it just the beginning . . . or the beginning of the end? With special features relating to current events and end-times prophecy. Read more

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Armageddon: Left Behind, Volume 11

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Pdf:Armageddon: Left Behind, Volume 11.Armageddon, the thrilling eleventh book in the best-selling inspirational series of all time, with over 40 million copies in print, continues the sweeping, apocalyptic saga of the end of time on planet earth and reaches new heights with a story listeners will never forget. It is the final year of the Great Tribulation. The Tribulation Force is holding out in their San Diego safe house, but in reality, there is no place left that can be called safe. All the world's remaining armies have gathered in the Middle East, poised for the battle of the ages and preparing for the mighty beasts of the apocalypse. The wasted shell of once-beautiful planet Earth has been reduced to a ticking time bomb, staggering under the weight of judgments from heaven. Mankind is hurtling toward the Battle of Armageddon and the ultimate showdown between the forces of good and evil. Who will survive at the end of the world?

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Glorious Appearing: Left Behind, Volume 12

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Pdf:Glorious Appearing: Left Behind, Volume 12.The smash hit Left Behind saga, the best-selling inspirational series of all time, comes to its extraordinary conclusion in this thrilling audiobook. Glorious Appearing picks up the action following the cosmic battle of the ages, and not all the members of the Tribulation Force have survived! The Antichrist is assembling his massive armies and preparing for one final struggle. Hunkered down at Petra with more than one million members of the Jewish Remnant, the Tribulation Force joins the believers in turning eyes to the heavens. For only the Glorious Appearing of Christ can stop the Antichrist from ascending the throne of God.

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When We Were Young: A Novel (The Baxter Family)

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Pdf:When We Were Young: A Novel (The Baxter Family).About the Author Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller lists and many of her novels are under development as major motion pictures. Her Baxter Family books have been developed into a TV series now available everywhere. Karen is also an adjunct professor of writing at Liberty University. In 2001 she and her husband, Don, adopted three boys from Haiti, doubling their family in a matter of months. Today the couple has joined the ranks of empty nesters, living in Tennessee near four of their adult children. Read more

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The First Love

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Pdf:The First Love.From the Back Cover Jah, that was undeniably a difficult time, one that opened my eyes in countless ways. And my heart, most of all. It was a season of sorrow and searching, of questions and answers.It was the summer of my first love.It's the summer of 1951, and Maggie Esh is in need of some hope. Sweet-spirited and uncommonly pretty despite struggling with illness, she is used to being treated kindly by the young men of her Old Order Amish church district. Yet Maggie wishes she were more like other courting-age girls so she could live a normal, healthy life. When tent revival meetings come to the area, the words of the preacher cause her to reconsider what she knows about faith. Can she learn to trust God even when hope seems a distant dream? Read more About the Author Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her stories have been published in 12 languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, making music, and spending time with their family. Learn more at www.beverlylewis.com. Read more

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Between You and Me: A Novel

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Pdf:Between You and Me: A Novel.#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs delivers a riveting story that challenges our deepest-held beliefs...Caught between two worlds, Caleb Stoltz is bound by a deathbed promise to raise his orphaned niece and nephew in Middle Grove, where life revolves around family, farm, faith—and long-held suspicions about outsiders. When disaster strikes, Caleb is thrust into an urban environment of high-tech medicine and the relentless rush of modern life.Dr. Reese Powell is poised to join the medical dynasty of her wealthy, successful parents. Bold, assertive, and quick-thinking, she lives for the addictive rush of saving lives. When a shocking accident brings Caleb Stoltz into her life, Reese is forced to deal with a situation that challenges everything she thinks she knows—and ultimately emboldens her to question her most powerful beliefs.Then one impulsive act brings about a clash of cultures in a tug-of-war that plays out in a courtroom, challenging the very nature of justice and reverberating through generations, straining the fragile threads of faith and family. 

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Fated by the Marquess: Clean Regency Romance (A Rogue's Courtship Book 3)

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Pdf:Fated by the Marquess: Clean Regency Romance (A Rogue's Courtship Book 3).Miss Claire Bonnefant, a woman of ill repute, befriended the Lady Catherine Desmond, who has a penchant for causing scandal.But when Claire helps Catherine, she finds that Catherine feels obligated to rise her from her circumstances. The Lady introduces Claire to society as her cousin. Claire soon finds her etiquette and mannerisms under scrutiny by the ton. The Marquess Christopher Briarwood recognizes Claire Bonnefant, a woman he once kept company with in a house of ill-repute, when they attend a play with their peers.Christopher knows the secret of her past and holds the fate of Claire in his hands. Despite societal expectations, he chooses to court her. Will she be able to learn the ways of high society in order to be accepted once she makes her debut, and can the love Christopher holds for Claire outweigh the pressures of his family? Clean Regency Romance with a HEA that can be read as a standalone!

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I, Eliza Hamilton

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Pdf:I, Eliza Hamilton.Review Praise for I, ELIZA HAMILTON“Scott expertly handles the complex history and complicated romance, moving the personal and political plots briskly…Readers will be captivated by the affecting portrait Scott has painted of Eliza as an American patriot who was witness and counsel to Alexander’s enduring legacy.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)“Scott’s devotion to research is evident, and those who enjoy learning about history through fiction should find this to be a rewarding take on a fascinating historical couple.” – Library Journal “I, Eliza Hamilton is going to be your next Hamilton obsession." – Bustle“With the recent popularity of Alexander Hamilton comes the much deserved interest in his wife, Eliza. We've heard so much about Hamilton's story (thanks to his endless writings), but Susan Holloway Scott has introduced Eliza's voice into the mix. This piece of historical fiction tells the true story of Eliza Hamilton in a narrative that captures both her kindness and strength.” – Gillian Pensavalle, The Hamilcast: A Hamilton Podcast“While you’re waiting for Hamilton tickets, or if you’re obsessed with American history, this is the book to read this fall. Scott…brings a fascinating woman and tumultuous era to full-fledged life. The lavish details and meticulous research add resonance to Eliza’s voice as she relates the story of her marriage. The sensitive portrayal is a testament to the Hamilton’s abiding love and strong relationship, and proof of one woman’s courage.” - RT Book Reviews “Based on solid research, Scott’s novel is packed with political and historical as well as domestic details.” - Booklist Read more About the Author Susan Holloway Scott is the author of over fifty historical novels and historical romances.  Writing under several pen names, she has received numerous awards and honors for her bestselling books. With more than three million copies of her books in print, she has been published in nineteen foreign countries around the world and translated into fourteen different languages.   Susan also writes as half of the Two Nerdy History Girls (twonerdyhistorygirls.com), a popular book & history blog and Twitter account (@2nerdyhistgirls) with a worldwide following. She is a graduate of Brown University, and lives with her family outside of Philadelphia, PA. For more information about Susan and her books, visit her website at www.susanhollowayscott.com. Read more

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When We Were Young: A Novel (The Baxter Family)

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Pdf:When We Were Young: A Novel (The Baxter Family).Review “While part of the Baxter collection, this standalone will appeal to any readers looking for faith-filled stories concerned with the deleterious effects of social media.”  (Publishers Weekly) Read more About the Author Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller lists and many of her novels are under development as major motion pictures. Her Baxter Family books have been developed into a TV series now available everywhere. Karen is also an adjunct professor of writing at Liberty University. In 2001 she and her husband, Don, adopted three boys from Haiti, doubling their family in a matter of months. Today the couple has joined the ranks of empty nesters, living in Tennessee near four of their adult children. Read more

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The Noel Stranger (The Noel Collection)

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Pdf:The Noel Stranger (The Noel Collection).Review "Enjoyable reading...fans of Debbie Macomber will enjoy Evans' latest."—Booklist"Witty and interesting."—Kirkus“[A] sweet second tale in the Noel series...Evans’s fans will appreciate this tale of finding the good in everyone and loving people for who they are.”—Publisher’s Weekly Read more About the Author Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box. Each of his more than thirty novels has been a New York Times bestseller. There are more than thirty million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than twenty-four languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Mothers Book Award, the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Audience Gold Award for Romance, two Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Awards, the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children. You can learn more about Richard on Facebook at Facebook.com/RPEFans, or visit his website, RichardPaulEvans.com. Read more

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The Shack

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Pdf:The Shack.Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack one wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

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Rise of the Mystics

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Pdf:Rise of the Mystics.Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago. Still others say the gateway to that greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreams. They are all wrong. Rachelle Matthews, who grew up in the small town of Eden, Utah, discovered just how wrong when she dreamed and awoke in another world. There she learned she was the 49th Mystic, the prophesied one, tasked with finding five ancient seals before powerful enemies destroy her. If Rachelle succeeds in her quest, peace will reign. If she fails, the world will forever be locked in darkness. In The 49th Mystic, Rachelle found the first three of those five seals through great peril and mind-altering adventure. But two seals remain hidden, and the fate of both worlds hangs in their balance. As Rachelle Matthews sits deep in a dungeon, Vlad Smith is just getting started. Thomas Hunter's world is about to be turned inside out. The mystics say there is no defense against the Fifth Seal - but finding it will cost Rachelle everything. So begins the final volume of high stakes in one girl's quest to find an ancient path that will save humanity. The clock is ticking; the end rushes forward. Ready? Set? Dream.

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The 49th Mystic: Beyond the Circle, Book 1

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Pdf:The 49th Mystic: Beyond the Circle, Book 1.Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago. Still others that the gateway to that greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreams. They are wrong.  In the small town of Eden, Utah, a blind girl named Rachelle Matthews is about to find out just how wrong. When a procedure meant to restore Rachelle's sight goes awry, she begins to dream of another world so real that she wonders if Earth might be only a dream experienced when she falls asleep in that reality. Who is a simple blind girl to have such strange and fantastic dreams?  She's the prophesied one who must find and recover five ancient seals - in both worlds - before powerful enemies destroy her. If Rachelle succeeds in her quest, peace will reign. If she fails, both worlds will forever be locked in darkness. So begins a two-volume saga of high stakes and a mind-bending quest to find an ancient path that will save humanity. The clock is ticking; the end rushes forward. Ready? Set? Dream.

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Dead Sea Rising: A Novel (Dead Sea Chronicles)

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Pdf:Dead Sea Rising: A Novel (Dead Sea Chronicles).Book Description Nicole Berman is determined to find there the first concrete evidence of the biblical patriarch Abraham while leading her first archeological dig in Jordan. During the excavation, Berman discovers a 4,000-year-old complex that includes evidence she believes proves her theory. But a devastating cave-in nearly kills her and she awakens in a Saudi clinic, haunted by visions of what she may have seen―evidence of Abraham and his two sons, the half-brothers Isaac and Ishmael. One discovery leads to another and Nicole sets off across the region to connect pieces of an ancient puzzle. She is secretly opposed by a striking Palestinian, Abed Hassan, whom she falls in love with, unaware of his ties to a clandestine organization, as the head of the World Islamic Network (WIN). Nicole is on the brink of revealing new truths that could revolutionize the relationship between Jews and Arab Muslims. Meanwhile, a new volunteer on her dig team, Max Nguyen from Vietnam, discloses alarming revelations that affect everything Nicole thought she knew about herself and her family. While she doggedly pursues pieces to the Abrahamic puzzle―which she believes holds explosive implications for the 21st century―her own history may be coming apart at the seams. Read more About the Author Jerry B. Jenkins's novels have sold more than 70 million copies. Twenty of his books have reached the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. The phenomenally bestselling Left Behind series inspired a movie starring Nicholas Cage. Jenkins has been featured on the cover of Newsweek and his writing has appeared in Time, Guideposts, and dozens of other periodicals. He and his wife, Dianna, have three grown children and live in Colorado. Read more

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The Masterpiece

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Pdf:The Masterpiece.Review A highly sought-after artist by day and clandestine graffiti prankster by night, Roman Velasco has shut his heart―until Grace Moore shows up on his doorstep. Grace has overcome too much in her life: she has survived her parents’ violent deaths; she has given up her own studies to support her husband through college only to find him cheating on her in their own house; and she has transcended the shock of an unplanned pregnancy. Through it all, Jesus has stood by her, even appearing as an angel to comfort her when she was a grieving 7-year-old trying to find a way to endure. Recently, she has found a home for herself and her 5-month-old son, Samuel, but living with the Garcias, who had hoped to adopt Samuel, is difficult, especially since Selah consistently pushes Grace away, casting herself as the boy’s constant maternal presence. So when Grace accepts a job as the temperamental Roman’s personal assistant, complete with a cottage to herself ―a cottage where she can start to separate from Selah and her family, where she can build a life for herself and Samuel ―it’s a dream come true. Roman’s rough language and atheism, however, trouble Grace, just as Grace’s spirituality and privacy trouble Roman. After all, he’s used to easy women and commitment-free interludes. Christian novelist Rivers (Earth Psalms, 2016, etc.) deftly threads Roman’s and Grace’s lives together as they tiptoe around their emotional scars, eventually shifting into a dance of tentative steps toward a love neither can resist. Fans of Christian romance will delight in this tale of salvation through love. (Kirkus Reviews)Bestseller Rivers (Redeeming Love) brings unexpected faith to a fictionalized Banksy character in this ambitious novel. Roman Velasco is an artist who has his own studio, rising prestige, and large commissions―yet he keeps secret his life as the Bird, a renowned and elusive graffiti artist. Roman has searched for meaning in women, drink, and art but finds himself empty and angry. Enter Grace Moore, an emotionally wounded single mother who finds her meaning in God. She signs on as Roman’s personal assistant, eager for the job but not so sure about the temperamental artist. Rivers pits the brokenness of these two―Roman’s abandonment and trust issues and Grace’s guilt and pain―against each other and the power of Jesus. Although Rivers too often uses phrases such as “he muttered a four-letter word” in place of cruder words, and frequently reverts to what feels like Christian jargon (“Two people saved by grace. That makes you my brother in Christ.”), the tale will have her long-standing fans hooked. And the fully formed Roman will likely garner her new ones. (Publishers Weekly)Best-selling Rivers (Bridge to Haven, 2014) presents a lengthy, emotionally uninhibited tale of childhood trauma and its affects in adulthood. She handles the difficult topics of addiction, emotional abuse, gang activity, and murder-suicide, all connected to children, with unapologetic directness. Her writing is grounded in conservative Christian values and touches on deeper points of theology and the afterlife. Readers will marvel at Rivers’ storytelling arc encompassing the reconciliation of gritty past misdeeds with the work in progress of a life of forgiveness. (Booklist)4.5 stars, Romantic Times Top PickThe long wait between Francine Rivers’ novels is well worth it when the final page of this book is turned. Richly detailed characters with traumatic pasts are woven together with Biblical truths and redemptive themes. On the surface, this seems like a very basic romance, but when the layers are peeled back, each of the characters’ choices in the past and present are thoughtfully explored. As Roman and Grace learn about each other, the reader, too, learns about them as glimpses into their lives are revealed carefully as they relate to current experiences. This is an amazing, beautifully written tale to be savored and pondered and shared with others. (Romantic Times)Famous artist Roman Velasco battles his demons in the night as The Bird, a graffiti artist. This alter ego draws from Roman’s past before fame and fortune made him wealthy but empty inside. Grace Moore is a suddenly single mother who needs to work. After her husband’s betrayal, she finds comfort in her faith. When an opportunity comes her way to be the personal assistant to the reclusive Roman, Grace is cautious but hopeful that the opportunity will give her some much-needed security. Little does either of them know how much they need each other. VERDICT Rivers (Earth Psalms) is known for creating memorable characters whose brokenness serves as a pathway to redemption and finding faith in Jesus. This character-driven romance will enthrall her many fans. (Library Journal) Read more From the Back Cover The ghosts of his past hold him captive.Her missteps bring her to his door.New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive love story, a probing tale that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece. Read more

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This Present Darkness

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Pdf:This Present Darkness.A small town newspaper editor and a local minister uncover a web of conspiracy while an unseen battle between the angels of good and evil takes place in the town of Ashton.

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My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer

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Pdf:My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer.Review “[Christian Wiman's] poetry and his scholarship have a purifying urgency that is rare in this world. This puts him at the very source of theology, and enables him to say new things in timeless language, so that the reader's surprise and assent are one and the same.” ―Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gilead“Every generation needs someone to write about faith as lucidly as Christian Wiman does in this ‘meditation of a modern believer.'” ―The Wall Street Journal“Christian Wiman's My Bright Abyss creates in the reader the keen, poetic attention of a man with a cancer diagnosis trying to remain fully present in his life. His spiritual ancestors are C. S. Lewis and Thomas Merton. Like Lewis, he's surprised by the joy of falling in love. Like Merton, he captures the smugness that can poison some atheists as it does some believers. This masterwork of doubt and faith, literature and theology, will affect nonbelievers and spiritual seekers alike.” ―Mary Karr, author of Lit and The Liar's Club“In another day and age, this book would be called a revelation, a mysticism, a holy text. What does it mean for a modern man to believe? In this extremely moving narrative, this question is asked with grace and fury, with astonishing eloquence and courage that only a few can equal in our time. It will be read for years and years to come.” ―Ilya Kaminsky, author of Dancing in Odessa“Forged from pain, like most masterpieces, My Bright Abyss provides an advanced course in applied mysticism for the twenty-first century.” ―Eliza Griswold, author of The Tenth Parallel“Christian Wiman has written a moving, thoughtful meditation on faith and poetry that is really a treatise on meaning: where we find it, what it offers us, whether it can mitigate pain. There's a luminous clarity in these pages, the kind that comes only when a writer is facing ultimate questions.” ―Meghan O'Rourke, author of The Long Goodbye“My Bright Abyss . . . has unlocked the universe for me. My soul sang alongside every word. It's an instant classic, will be revered a hundred years from now.” ―Jamie Quatro, The Fine Delight“Like the classic mystics, [Wiman] often resorts to a language of paradox to convey things that ordinary language can't … Wiman speaks carefully but powerfully . . . The best that can come from contemplation of mortality, perhaps, is a kind of wisdom that can give others strength--not by answering questions, like those best-sellers which claim to tell you what happens after you see the white light, but by asking questions honestly . . . My Bright Abyss is a book that will give light and strength, even to those who find themselves unable to follow its difficult path.” ―Adam Kirsch, The New Yorker“This is a daring and urgent book . . . More than any other contemporary book I know, My Bright Abyss reveals what it can mean to experience St. Benedict's admonition to keep death daily before your eyes . . . Wiman is relentless in his probing of how life feels when one is up against death . . . With both honesty and humility, Wiman looks deep into his doubts his suspicion of religious claims and his inadequacy at prayer. He seeks ‘a poetics of belief, a language capacious enough to include a mystery that, ultimately, defeats it, and sufficiently intimate and inclusive to serve not only as individual expression but as communal need. This is a very tall order, and Wiman is a brave writer to take it on . . . Wiman mounts a welcome, insightful and bracing assault on both the complacent pieties of many Christians and the thoughtless bigotry of intellectuals who regard Christian faith as suitable only for idiots or fools . . . This pithy and passionate book is not easy, but it is rewarding. Wiman's finely honed language can be vivid and engaging . . . He exhibits a poet's concern for precision . . . This is, above all, a book about experience, and about seeking a language that is adequate for both the fiery moments of inspiration and the ‘fireless life' in which we spend most of our days. It is a testament to the human ability to respond to grace, even at times of great suffering, and to resolve to live and love more fully even as death draws near.” ―Kathleen Norris, The New York Times Book Review“Burnished and beautiful, My Bright Abyss is a sobering look at faith and poetry by a man who believes fiercely in both, but fears he might be looking at them for the last time. Wiman's memoir is innovative in its willingness to interrogate not only religious belief, but one of its most common surrogates, literature . . . Wiman's story is chiefly a love affair: of a poet with words, of a husband with his wife and two daughters, of a believer with the holy . . . Here is a poet wrestling with words the way that Jacob wrestled the angel . . . Wiman calls his memoir the "Meditation of a Modern Believer," and it is that, but more than meditation, it is an apologia and a prayer, an invitation and a fellow traveler for any who suffer and all who believe.” ―Casey N. Cep, The New Republic“In verse and poetry alike, Christian Wiman possesses and endearing and profound spiritual sensibility . . . My Bright Abyss is built of prose so lyrical and true you want to roll it around in your mouth and then speak it to strangers on the street . . . Wiman refuses easeful conclusions, he celebrates the verse and the two-faced joy at the hub of our lives--Nietzsche's tragic joy--and in doing so he has written what will be for many a life-changing book.” ―William Giraldi, Virginia Quarterly Review“My Bright Abyss gives us eleven essays that are at once personal and philosophical, critical and inclusive. If it is possible to prolifically and empathetically investigate each existential imperative--death, art, love, and God--Wiman has offered us the closest thing . .. The essays are not unlike a poem in a collection, adding bone to the body, yet strong enough to stand alone. Each is immersed in conversation with the others, anchored to a common ambition: to restore the sacred extrapolation of our imaginations, the unfurling of faith and love in the moment of creating . . . Wiman writes with forceful honesty. His hope lays on the inchoate edge of impossibility and because of that becomes nearly tangible . . . The maturity of Wiman's voice, the quiet that suffuses his words and indicates his gravity of introspection, and the gorgeous cadence offered in damn near every sentence make this one book I'll relentlessly recommend to those peering into the terrifying and beautiful abyss--which is to say, anyone and everyone. We are indebted to him, a poet who revels in the limitations of language in My Bright Abyss and therefore, consequently and in a blaze, transcends those limitations.” ―Caitlin Mackenzie, HTMLGiant“In My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer . . . Christian Wiman--himself a fine poet and translator of the Russian poet and essayist Osip Mandelstam--contemplates the meaning of poetic incarnation in specifically Christian terms, drawing on a wide range of authors. He blends poetry (his own and others'), criticism, theological speculation, and memoir in ways that defy easy categorization . . . Throughout My Bright Abyss, Wiman avoids formulaic responses. His prose is poetry in the truest sense: language adequate to one person's experience . . . Wiman's book is a moving argument for the use of poetry as a spiritual guide . . . [Wiman] shows us what happens to a man when his relation to the divine is reawakened, his mind becoming alert in ways previously unimaginable. That alertness carries over into his readings of poetry, which occur in a pressured context, as the language of the poems becomes part of his evolving mental landscape, part of his recovery, his spiritual (as well as physical) survival . . . In My Bright Abyss, Wiman offers a demonstration of what faith means to a critic: not a new way of life but, more mysteriously, the old life freshly understood, filtered through a range of texts. He reminds us that revelation comes not in a whirlwind or fire, but in that ‘still, small voice' that came to Elijah in the desert. ‘The voice is always there, for everyone,' writes Wiman. ‘For some of us, unfortunately, it takes terror and pain to make us capable of hearing it.' It is this urgency that separates the wheat from the chaff among critics.” ―Jay Parini, The Chronicle Review“Wiman isn't the least bit sentimental or nostalgic about the deeply Christian faith that provides the bedrock for his meditation . . . I can think of only a handful of writers I've read who have diagnosed the contemporary spiritual condition as poignantly as Wiman. But he doesn't stop at ‘reading the times.' Wiman weaves an intensely personal account of the hard work of maintaining belief in the midst of a culture determined to identify itself as secular . . . The poet is always wide-eyed and available to the world, but Wiman has the kind of gaze that Flannery O'Connor says is peculiar to the Catholic writer: their seeing continues deep beneath the surface of what all of us can plainly see . . . [My Bright Abyss] is breathtakingly beautiful and astonishing in its wisdom. . . hands down, the best book I've read in more than a decade.” ―Kurt Armstrong, Geez Magazine“A set of sublimely original spiritual reflections . . . Beyond the autobiographical elements of the book, beyond the translucent prose that this gifted poet offers us, its more universal value is its presentation of a modern believer . . . This is a book to take in small bites, to savor and study. You cannot read it impatiently. It will challenge you, believer or not, to think again about the things that are most important. Above all, Wiman demonstrates how to be fully human and deeply religious in a way that is free of cant and fully open to sharing the pain of the world, perhaps in order to bring it to new life . . . Wiman speaks to today in ways that very few other spiritual writers have attained, causing his readers to become a little more alive, with all that might mean for a fuller insertion into the pain and the joy of the world.” ―Paul Lakeland, National Catholic Reporter“Wiman infuses his writing with lyricism and a playfulness with language . . . He augments his own mastery of language with the liberal use of quotations from other poets and writers, spanning an impressive range of literary backgrounds. Wiman's depth of knowledge as a reader truly undergirds this work, as he invokes everyone from George Herbert to Simone Weil, Dietrich Bonheoffer to Seamus Heaney. As the author struggles to understand God, he also struggles to comprehend the institution of Christianity, seeing in it deep flaws, an inability to fully grasp the depth of the God it proclaims, and what he sees as a childish clinging to legend and myth . . . Poignant and focused . . . Wiman's grasp of the written word carries this unconventional faith memoir.” ―Kirkus Read more About the Author Christian Wiman is the author of six previous books, most recently Every Riven Thing (FSG, 2010), winner of the Ambassador Book Award in poetry, and Stolen Air: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam. Read more

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Journaling Through the Psalms: A Creative, Intimate Way to Grow Closer to God

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Pdf:Journaling Through the Psalms: A Creative, Intimate Way to Grow Closer to God.From the Inside Flap Includes the complete book of Psalms with space for all your thoughts, questions, and prayers. Draw near to God as you interact with His Word. Read more From the Back Cover A Beautiful Encounter With God's Word!Journaling is a wonderful way to draw near to God, and what better book to journal than the Psalms--the prayer book of the Bible?With Scripture on one page and writing space on the other, this journal lets you record all your thoughts, questions, and prayers as you read through the entire book of Psalms. Author Susie Larson has provided an introduction and prompts to help when you feel stuck or don't know where to begin. When you're finished, you'll have a beautiful keepsake reminder of the time you spent in God's Word.Come away for a quiet moment and let Scripture fill your soul with peace, wisdom, and joy. You'll be glad you did. Read more

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What Little Boys Are Made Of: Loving Who They Are and Who They Will Become

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Pdf:What Little Boys Are Made Of: Loving Who They Are and Who They Will Become.About the Author A native of Oklahoma, Jim Daly studied art at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. His paintings are represented in permanent collections of museums and historical societies and in many private and corporate collections. Daly has also received numerous awards for his artwork, including the People’s Choice Award at the Western Rendezvous of Art. His work is featured in the books What Little Boys Are Made Of; Grandma, Do You Remember When?;My Loyal Friend;and Let’s Play Ball. Read more

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The Lord Is My Shepherd: Resting in the Peace and Power of Psalm 23

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Pdf:The Lord Is My Shepherd: Resting in the Peace and Power of Psalm 23.From Booklist Beginning with the words “The Lord is my shepherd,” the Bible’s Psalm 23 is perhaps the most memorized of any psalm. Recited by soldiers in the heat of battle, by families praying for the safety and recovery of loved ones, and by others needing courage and hope, the psalm has calmed and inspired people for countless generations. Best-selling author Morgan makes a solid case for studying the psalm’s verses in order to relieve anxiety and gain a sense of peace. He offers several real-life examples of how the words have served people facing difficult times. Beyond analyzing the poem as a metaphor that likens God to a compassionate shepherd, Morgan shares fascinating anecdotes about life with several sheep he and his family have raised as pets. Many of these heartwarming accounts relate to the virtues of the compassionate and nurturing leadership exhibited by shepherds of the Bible. By recognizing the treasures to be found in a single psalm, this book supports important reflection and provides great comfort. Keep this by your bedside for a good night’s sleep. --Susan DeGrane Read more Review “I rarely read the introduction to a book, much less a prologue. But when asked to review Rob’s latest book, I wanted to be responsible and read every page, so I dutifully began with the prologue and introduction. By the time I finished, I was quite surprised by how much of a deeper understanding I had gained about a very familiar Psalm. And that paled in comparison to what I received from the rest of the book! Not only do I know Psalm 23 better, but I better know the Lord as my shepherd.” (Dr. Bill Jones, President, Columbia International University)“In this medicinal book, Rob Morgan offers an alternative to anti-anxiety medications. Even if your life is not stressful, The Lord Is My Shepherd brings soothing peace.” (Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., author of Gifted Hands)“Robert Morgan has chronicled an insightful and inspirational journey through the 23rd Psalm. His personal accounts, meaningful illustrations, and biblical references provide a unique and enriching approach to this well-known Psalm. The work gives a fresh, heartfelt interpretation of the text and truths of Psalm 23. He has skillfully shown how Psalm 23 can be applied to our everyday lives. Robert Morgan has given the Christian community a great treasure which I will use often.” (James Flanagan, President of Luther Rice University and Seminary)“Through his powerful and evocative weaving of words, Rob has gifted the global church with a treasure. His insight into this most popular passage is compelling, clear and concise. His personal stories appropriately give a robust understanding of the most loved and quoted psalm. This book invites you back to your heart’s true home . . . where you will be welcomed, embraced, comforted, and celebrated by the Good Shepherd. Not only will I read and give copies of this book away, I will recommend it to my Ethiopian friends and mission colleagues around the world.” (Bill Harding IV, missionary to Ethiopia)“The Lord Is My Shepherd by Robert Morgan is a phenomenal book and will be a great comfort to people who are walking through valleys. This in-depth look at Psalm 23 sheds new light on the familiar passage. Having raised several sheep, Morgan has plenty of insight. Every phrase is an illustration from the life of the shepherd and the life of the sheep. It is an extremely encouraging read!” (Reese Kauffman, president, Child Evangelism Fellowship, Inc.)“Rob uses Psalm 22, 23, and 24 to show a triad picture of how the Great Shepherd of the sheep wants to take care of our past, present, and future needs. Rob’s insight into Psalm 23 is spot on, because of his relationship with the Sovereign Shepherd and his experience both shepherding and sheepherding. His personal stories will have you gripping your heart, weeping, rejoicing and ultimately ruminating upon Psalm 23.” (U.S. Army Chaplain (CPT) W Lee Frye, 442nd Battalion Chaplain, Fort Gordon, GA) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Catching Christmas

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Pdf:Catching Christmas.The first Christmas story from New York Times and USA TODAY best-selling author Terri Blackstock. This year, Christmas comes just in time.As a first-year law associate, Sydney Batson knows she will be updating her resume by New Year's if she loses her current case. So when her grandmother gets inexplicably ill while she's in court, Sydney arranges for a cab to get her to the clinic.The last thing cab driver Finn Parrish wants is to be saddled with a wheelchair-bound old lady with dementia. But because Miss Callie reminds him of his own mother, whom he failed miserably in her last days, he can't say no when she keeps calling him for rides. Once a successful gourmet chef, Finn's biggest concern now is paying his rent, but half the time Callie doesn't remember to pay him. And as she starts to feel better, she leads him on wild-goose chases to find a Christmas date for her granddaughter.When Finn meets Sydney, he's quite sure she's never needed help finding a date. Does Miss Callie have an ulterior motive, or is this just a mission driven by delusions? He's willing to do whatever he can to help fulfill Callie's Christmas wish. He just never expected to be a vital part of it.

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Legacy of Mercy

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Pdf:Legacy of Mercy.From the Back Cover She Knew Her New Life Would Not Be Easy, But Nothing Could Prepare Her For What Waits AheadHaving returned to Chicago, young socialite Anna Nicholson can't seem to focus on her upcoming marriage. The new information she's learned about her birth mother continues to pull at her, and she hires Pinkerton detectives to help her discover the whole truth. But as she meets people who once knew her mother and hears stories about the past, Anna soon discovers that some secrets are better left hidden. With pressure mounting to keep the past quiet, she discovers daily that her choice to seek God's purpose for her life isn't as simple as she had hoped. When things are at their darkest, Anna knows she can turn to her grandmother, Geesje de Jonge, back in Holland, Michigan. Geesje's been helping new Dutch immigrants--including a teen with a troubled history--adjust to America. She only hopes that her wisdom can help all these young people through the turmoil they face. "Varying points of view, well-placed clues, and an interesting subplot about Anna's grandmother welcoming Dutch immigrants to Michigan keeps the story interesting. Austin skillfully embeds her strong spiritual message into the actions of her characters, creating a wonderful historical tale that is naturally inspirational."--Publishers Weekly starred reviewPraise for Waves of Mercy by Lynn Austin"Interlacing the past with the present-day lives of Anna and Geesje, Austin compassionately delivers a moving tale of family bonds, tests of faith, and abiding love."--Booklist starred review"Austin has crafted an interesting, historically accurate portrait of two profoundly different characters: one looking back at life, the other taking her first faltering steps toward independence."--Publishers Weekly Read more About the Author Lynn Austin has sold more than 1.5 million copies of her books worldwide. A former teacher who now writes and speaks full-time, she has won eight Christy Awards for her historical fiction. One of those novels, Hidden Places, has also been made into a Hallmark Channel movie. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and make their home in western Michigan. Learn more at www.lynnaustin.org. Read more

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The Christmas Heirloom: Four Holiday Novellas of Love Through the Generations

Pdf Bibles The Christmas Heirloom: Four Holiday Novellas of Love Through the Generations

Pdf:The Christmas Heirloom: Four Holiday Novellas of Love Through the Generations.In Kristi Ann Hunter's "Legacy of Love", Sarah Gooding never suspected returning a brooch to an elderly woman would lead to a job...and introduce her to the woman's grandson, a man far above her station. In Karen Witemeyer's "Gift of the Heart", widow Ruth Albright uses the family brooch as collateral for a loan from the local banker. But the more she comes to know the man behind the stern businessman, the more she hopes for a second chance at love. In Sarah Loudin Thomas' "A Shot at Love", Fleeta Brady's rough-and-tumble childhood means she prefers hunting to more feminine activities. She never expected her family's brooch might be how a fellow hunter turns her attention from competition to romance. In Becky Wade's "Because of You", Maddie Winslow has spent years in love with a man whose heart was already spoken for. When a church Christmas project brings them together and she stumbles upon an old family brooch, might it finally be her turn for love?

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Four in the Garden: A Christian Fantasy about Spiritual Growth and Transformation

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Pdf:Four in the Garden: A Christian Fantasy about Spiritual Growth and Transformation.Review "This allegorical gem describes one's pilgrimage toward a meaningful connection with God. The author, Rick Hocker, distills one's relationship with God to its purest form where inward truthfulness and surrender lead to intimate communion. With vivid storytelling, Four in the Garden illustrates how both trust and love transform us, and how fear and ego obscure our True Self. A must read for anyone on a spiritual journey." -Richard Rohr, OFM, Founder, Center for Action and Contemplation, Author of 30 books"Four in the Garden is a symbolic narrative bathed in spiritual meaning. It is a treasure chest overflowing with nuggets of truth. Four in the Garden is one book I will read again and again." -Cheryl E. Rodriguez for Readers' Favorite"Not often does a writer appear on the literary scene with such an unforgettable story as Four in the Garden. A beautifully written, emotionally fulfilling read." -Sue Clark, Award winning writer of "Is Anybody Listening""Rick Hocker's Four in the Garden challenges the reader and offers guidance even when all seems lost. I enjoyed the fact that the book had a message of where true hope and direction comes from." -Cyrus Webb, media personality, literary advocate and award-winning author"This is probably the best description of a personal relationship with a higher power that exists anywhere!" -Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite Read more From the Author In February 2007, I dreamt I was sitting in a college religion class. The class was discussing a book that presented a world where God had created only one person. The story described the growing relationship between this person and God. On waking, I concluded that God wanted me to write this story about how to have a close relationship with God. I started writing, but soon discovered I didn't know how to write a book. In September 2009, I found a writers' workshop that I have been attending ever since. Thirteen revisions later, I finished my manuscript of Four in the Garden on February 7, 2014. Over time, the book gained a life of its own and took me places I didn't expect to go. I consider that a good sign and hope the journey for the reader will be as rewarding as it has been for me. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Book of Mysteries

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Pdf:The Book of Mysteries.Imagine if you discovered a treasure chest in which were hidden ancient mysteries, revelations from heaven, secrets of the ages, the answers to man's most enduring, age-old questions, and the hidden keys that can transform your life to joy, success, and blessing. This is The Book of Mysteries. Jonathan Cahn, who caused a national and international stir with the New York Times best-seller The Harbinger and then The Mystery of the Shemitah, now brings us a treasure chest inside of which are contained some of the greatest mysteries of all time. The listener will discover life-transforming secrets, mind-blowing realities, and heart-changing revelations in such mysteries as the Face in the Waters, the Leper King, the Land of Gezarah, the Secret of the Third Prince, the House of Spirits, the Mystery of the Rains, How to Alter Your Past, the Second Scroll, the Similitude, the Mystery of the Eighth Day, and much more. The Book of Mysteries takes the listeners on a journey of divine revelation through ancient Scriptures, the laws of creation, the deep of God's word, the hidden streams of history, the most important keys of spiritual truth, end-time mysteries, and the secrets of life. The Book of Mysteries opens up with a traveler and his encounter with a man known only as "the teacher". The teacher takes him an on odyssey through desert mountains, valleys, gardens, and plains, encounters with nomadic tent dwellers, caverns and ancient ruins, chambers of scrolls and vessels, and more. The listener is taken along to partake in the journey and in all the teachings and revelations. The traveler keeps a journal in which he writes down each of the mysteries given to him by the teacher in his one-year odyssey - 365 different mysteries - one for each day of the year. Thus, on top of everything else, The Book of Mysteries is also a daily devotional unlike any other. And each mystery contains a special mission for each day of the year, a mission that takes the revelation and applies it to reality for a life-changing journey.

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The Eighth Arrow: Odysseus in the Underworld

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Pdf:The Eighth Arrow: Odysseus in the Underworld.Review "If Homer and Dante were alive today and collaborated on a buddy cop movie, the screenplay might read something like The Eighth Arrow. It is thoroughly enjoyable both as an adventure story and as a literary exploration of Dante's setting and Homer's characters. But the book's greatest strength--the message I suspect I'll recall years from now--is its theme: the redemptive power of choosing mercy over justice." -Mike Mullin, author of SURFACE TENSION and the ASHFALL trilogy. Read more From the Author Fourteen years in the making... Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Time Keeper

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Pdf:The Time Keeper.About the Author Mitch Albom is an author, playwright, and screenwriter who has written seven books, including the international bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time. His first novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, was an instant number-one New York Times bestseller that has since sold more than six million copies worldwide. For One More Day, his second novel, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. Both books were made into acclaimed TV films. Mitch also works as a columnist and a broadcaster, and serves on numerous charitable boards. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan. Read more

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The Pilgrim's Progress (Moody Classics)

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Pdf:The Pilgrim's Progress (Moody Classics).From the Back Cover A pilgrimage is an arduous journey, not a cross-continental flight.This is not a devotional classic.  It is a dangerous tale: a call to the high stakes of every Christian's journey.  Do not pick it up expecting quaint amusement--it is a story woven through with undeniable truth, great cost, and overwhelming joy.  One of the most widely read books of all time, this adventure reveals John Bunyan's intense grasp of the Scriptures.  Penned while in prison for refusing to compromise the gospel, The Pilgrim's Progress is a guide for the journey from death to life.  The times have changed, but the landmarks and adversaries are very much the same. Read more About the Author JOHN BUNYAN (1628-1688) was a Puritan preacher and writer in England. Bunyan had very little schooling. He followed his father in the tinker's trade, and served in the parliamentary army from 1644 to 1647. In 1655, Bunyan became a deacon and began preaching. He experienced marked success from the start and was the pastor of the Bedford church.Bunyan is the author of The Pilgrim's Progress which he wrote in 1676 while imprisoned for preaching without a license. His numerous other titles include Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners and Holy War.DR. ROSALIE DE ROSSET is a professor of Literature, English and Homiletics at Moody Bible Institute where she has been for forty-two years. She earned her M.A. in English from Northeastern Illinois University, M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Rhetoric from The University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to teaching, she regularly appears on Moody Broadcasting Network programs as a guest and co-host, and speaks at conferences and seminars. She lives on the northside of Chicago. Read more

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A Christmas Carol (Bantam Classics)

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Pdf:A Christmas Carol (Bantam Classics).From the Publisher "Bah!" said Scrooge."Humbug!" With those famous words unfolds a tale that renews the joy and caring that are Christmas. Whether we read it aloud with our family and friends or open the pages on a chill winter evening to savor the story in solitiude. Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol is a very special holiday experience. It is the one book that every year will warm hour hearts with favorite memories of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future -- and will remind us with laughter and tears how the true Christmas spirit comes from giving with love. Read more From the Inside Flap Merry Christmas, everyone! "Bah!" said Scrooge. "Humbug!" With those famous words unfolds a tale that renews the joy and caring that are Christmas. Whether we read it aloud with our family and friends or open the pages on a chill winter evening to savor the story in solitude, Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol is a very special holiday experience. It is the one book that every year will warm our hearts with favorite memories of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future -- and will remind us with laughter and tears that the true Christmas spirit comes from giving with love. With a heartwarming account of Dickens's first reading of the Carol, and a biographical sketch. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Screwtape Letters: With Screwtape Proposes a Toast

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Pdf:The Screwtape Letters: With Screwtape Proposes a Toast.Review “Why get a new Screwtape Letters? I love the feel and look of this annotated edition. …I love the addition of red ink inside this book for the notes. There are a couple of hundred helpful annotations that first-time and veteran readers will find intriguing.” (Read the Spirit)“This book is sparkling yet truly reverent, in fact a perfect joy, and should become a classic.” (Guardian)“Excellent, hard-hitting, challenging, provoking.” (Observer)“C.S. Lewis is the ideal persuader for the half-convinced, for the good man who would like to be a Christian but finds his intellect getting in the way.” (New York Times Book Review)“Apparently this Oxford don and Cambridge professor is going to be around for a long time; he calls himself a dinosaur but he seems to speak to people where they are.” (The Washington Post Book World)“[The Screwtape Letters] show[s] his ability to dramatize: to set forth an attractive vision of the Christian life, proceeding by means of character and plot to narrate an engaging story, everything colorful, vibrant, and active.” (Christianity Today)“C. S. Lewis understood, like few in the past century, just how deeply faith is both imaginative and rational.” (Christianity Today) Read more From the Back Cover Screwtape is an experienced devil. His nephew Wormwood is just beginning his demonic career and has been assigned to secure the damnation of a young man who has just become a Christian. In this humorous exchange, C. S. Lewis delves into moral questions about good v. evil, temptation, repentance, and grace. Through this wonderful tale, the reader emerges with a better knowledge of what it means to live a good, honest life. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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A Christmas Carol: Book and Bible Study Guide Based on the Charles Dickens Classic A Christmas Carol

Pdf Bibles A Christmas Carol: Book and Bible Study Guide Based on the Charles Dickens Classic A Christmas Carol

Pdf:A Christmas Carol: Book and Bible Study Guide Based on the Charles Dickens Classic A Christmas Carol.Includes complete book, character and book summaries, and Bible Study Guide!In the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, the reclusive curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by four spirits who force him to examine his selfish ways. When Scrooge awakens on Christmas morning, he is a new man, flinging open the windows of spiritual transformation and given to an entirely new outlook on life.A Christmas Carol Book and Bible Study Guide includes the entire book of this Dickens classic as well as Bible study discussion questions for each chapter, Scripture references, and related commentary.Detailed character sketches and an easy-to-read book summary provide deep insights into each character while examining the book’s themes of greed, isolation, guilt, blame, compassion, generosity, transformation, forgiveness, and finally redemption. To help with those more difficult discussion questions, a complete Answer Guide is available for free online.This complete Bible study experience is perfect for book clubs, church groups, homeschool and Christian schools as well as independent study.A Christmas Carol Book and Study Guide includes:A Christmas Carol book by Charles DickensFive sessions of weekly studyComplete character sketches and summaries to go deeperBible study questions that are ideal for group discussionAnswer Guide for all questions and Scripture Reference Guide available for free onlineAvailable in print or e-book formatsThe Christmas, allow the transformational story of Ebenezer Scrooge to transform your life while inspiring change in the lives of those around you. There's no better tool for making that happen than with A Christmas Carol Book and Study Guide!

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Hinds' Feet on High Places

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Pdf:Hinds' Feet on High Places.Hinds’ Feet on High Places remains Hannah Hurnard’s best known and most beloved book: a timeless allegory dramatizing the yearning of God’s children to be led to new heights of love, joy, and victory. In this moving tale, follow Much-Afraid on her spiritual journey as she overcomes many dangers and mounts at last to the High Places. There she gains a new name and is transformed by her union with the loving Shepherd. 

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High Voltage (Fever)

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Pdf:High Voltage (Fever).Review “The relationship between Dani and Ryodan finally lights up in a fiery, joyful ending. Well done, Karen Marie Moning.”—The Reading Cafe “A romance wrapped up in a thrilling sci-fi novel—what more could you want?”—PopSugar   “If you’ve never read a Moning book before, you’re missing out. Her heroines alone are worth the read. . . . Despite being set in a dystopian world filled with magic and fae, the obstacles that these characters go through are very much humanlike. . . . Cannot wait to see where [she] takes this series next.”—Under the Covers  “The picture that Moning paints with her stories is so real. . . . In High Voltage, the real Dani is front and center. . . . I absolutely can’t wait to see what comes next in this explosive series.”—I Smell Sheep  Praise for the novels of Karen Marie Moning Feversong “Bold and brilliantly layered, deeply emotive and all-consuming, the story curves full circle as Mac and Dani try to save the world. . . . Fans of the series . . . will love every moment, every page. As one now expects from the incredibly talented [Karen Marie] Moning, gasp-inducing surprises await.”—USA Today “Heart-pounding.”—Entertainment Weekly “Epic.”—New Orleans Gambit “Moning is one of the best. . . . [Feversong is] an exciting, pulse-pounding action-filled adventure that at times is dark and terrifying, and other times gloriously happy and romantic. . . . Another fantastic story.”—The Reading Cafe “[Feversong is an] epic ending to an epic series.”—The Review Loft Feverborn “Moning’s world-building is extensive and inspired, and she never fails to keep the action fast and the stakes high. . . . The heroes’ shared danger, victory, loss and turmoil translate into emotional intensity and sexual tension.”—The New York Times Book Review “Moning is back, burning up the pages with scorching tension, gasp-out-loud surprises, unshakable danger and unexpected feels. Feverborn is simply impossible to put down. . . . I’m not sure how Moning is able to do it after eight books, but each novel proves more exciting than its predecessor as she continues to raise the stakes in this ongoing, exhilarating saga. Feverborn is a fight between ancient magic and renewed determination, a duel between old wounds and deep-seated love. Once again, you won’t be able to put this book down.”—USA Today “Feverborn is at once the most gratifying and infuriating (in the best way possible) volume in the series yet. Moning’s proclivity for passion, emotion and shocking twists is showcased in breathtaking clarity. . . . Fans of the series will be panting, both with heat, and a frenzied need to know what happens next.”—PopWrapped “A masterpiece of epic proportions. With this book, Moning shows us exactly why she is such an indispensable writer in the genre.”—Under the Covers Read more About the Author Karen Marie Moning is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fever series, featuring MacKayla Lane, and the award-winning Highlander series. She has a bachelor’s degree in society and law from Purdue University. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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My Name Is Red

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Pdf:My Name Is Red.Review "It is neither passion nor homicide that makes Pamuk's latest, My Name is Red, the rich and essential book that it is. . . . It is Pamuk's rendering of the intense life of artists negotiating the devilishly sharp edge of Islam 1,000 years after its brith that elevates My Name is Red to the rank of modern classic. . . . To read Pamuk is to be steeped in a paradox that precedes our modern-day feuds beteween secularism and fundamentalism."--Jonathan Levi, Los Angeles Times Book Review"Straddling the Dardanelles sits the city of Istanbul . . . and in that city sits Orhan Pamuk, chronicler of its consciousness . . . His novel's subject is the difference in perceptions between East and West . . . [and] a mysterious killer... driven by mad theology. . .Pamuk is getting at a subject that has compelled modern thinkers from Heidegger to Derrida . . . My Name is Red is a meditation on authenticity and originality . . . An ambitious work on so many levels at once."--Melvin Jules Bukiet, Chicago Tribune"Most enchanting . . . Playful, intellectually challenging, with an engaging love story and a full canvas of memorable characters, My Name is Red is a novel many, many people will enjoy."--David Walton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"Intensely exhilarating . . . Arresting and provocative . . . To say that Orhan Pamuk's new novel, My Name is Red, is a murder mystery is like saying that Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov is a murder mystery: it is true, but the work so richly transcends the conventional limitations of genre as to make the definition seem almost irrelevant. . . . The techniques of classical Islamic literature are used to anchor the book within a tradition of local narrative, but they can also be used with a wonderfully witty and distancing lightness of touch . . . All the exuberance and richly descriptive detail of a nineteenth-century European novel . . . The technique of Pamuk's novel proclaims that he himself is a magnificently accomplished hybrid artist, able to take from Eastern and Western traditions with equal ease and flair . . . Formally brilliant, witty, and about serious matters . . . It conveys in a wholly convincing manner the emotional, cerebral, and physical texture of daily life, and it does so with great compassion, generosity, and humanity . . . An extraordinary achievement." --Dick Davis, Times Literary Supplement, UK"My Name is Red is a fabulously rich novel, highly compelling . . . This pivotalbook, which absorbed Pamuk through the 1990s, could conclusively establish him as one of the world's finest living writers."--Guy Mannes-Abbott, The Independent, UK "A murder mystery set in sixteenth-century Istanbul [that] uses the art of miniature illumination, much as Mann's 'Doctor Faustus' did music, to explore a nation's soul. . . . Erdag Goknar deserves praise for the cool, smooth English in which he has rendered Pamuk's finespun sentences, passionate art appreciations, sly pedantic debates, [and] eerie urban scenes."--John Updike, The New Yorker"Pamuk is a novelist and a great one...My Name is Red is by far the grandest and most astonishing contest in his internal East-West war...It is chock-full of sublimity and sin...The story is told by each of a dozen characters, and now and then by a dog, a tree, a gold coin, several querulous corpses and the color crimson ('My Name is Red')...[Readers will] be lofted by the paradoxical lightness and gaiety of the writing, by the wonderfully winding talk perpetually about to turn a corner, and by the stubborn humanity in the characters' maneuvers to survive. It is a humanity whose lies and silences emerge as endearing and oddly bracing individual truths."--Richard Eder, New York Times Book Review"The interweaving of human and philosophical intrigue is very much as I remember it in The Name of the Rose, as is the slow, dense beginning and the relentless gathering of pace . . . But, in my view, his book is by far the better of the two. I would go so far as to say that Pamuk achieves the very thing his book implies is impossible . . . More than any other book I can think of, it captures not just Istanbul's past and present contradictions, but also its terrible, timeless beauty. It's almost perfect, in other words. All it needs is the Nobel Prize."--Maureen Freely, New Statesman, UK"A perfect example of Pamuk's method as a novelist, which is to combine literary trickery with page-turning readability . . . As a meditation on art, in particular, My Name is Red is exquisitely subtle, demanding and repaying the closest attention . . We in the West can only feel grateful that such a novelist as Pamuk exists, to act as a bridge between our culture and that of a heritage quite as rich as our own."--Tom Holland, Daily Telegraph, UK"Readers . . . will find themselves lured into a richly described and remarkable world . . . Reading the novel is like being in a magically exotic dream . . .Splendidly enjoyable and rewarding . . . A book in which you can thoroughly immerse yourself."--Allan Massie, The Scotsman, UK"A wonderful novel, dreamy, passionate and august, exotic in the most original and exciting way. Orhan Pamuk is indisputably a major novelist." --Philip Hensher, The Spectator, UK"[In this] magnificent new novel... Pamuk takes the reader into the strange and beautiful world of Islamic art,in which Western notions no longer make sense .... In this world of forgeries, where some might be in danger of losing their faith in literature, Pamuk is the real thing, and this book might well be one of the few recent works of fiction that will be remembered at the end of this century."--Avkar Altinel, The Observer, UK Read more From the Inside Flap At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name Is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from one of the most prominent contemporary Turkish writers. The Sultan has commissioned a cadre of the most acclaimed artists in the land to create a great book celebrating the glories of his realm. Their task: to illuminate the work in the European style. But because figurative art can be deemed an affront to Islam, this commission is a dangerous proposition indeed. The ruling elite therefore mustn't know the full scope or nature of the project, and panic erupts when one of the chosen miniaturists disappears. The only clue to the mystery-or crime? -lies in the half-finished illuminations themselves. Part fantasy and part philosophical puzzle, My Name is Red is a kaleidoscopic journey to the intersection of art, religion, love, sex and power. Translated from the Turkish by Erda M Goknar Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Beyond the Circle Boxed Set

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Pdf:Beyond the Circle Boxed Set.From the Back Cover Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago. Still others that the gateway to that greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreams. They are wrong. In the small town of Eden, Utah, a blind girl named Rachelle Matthews is about to find out just how wrong. You are about to embark on a mind-bending quest to find an ancient path that will save humanity. The clock is ticking; the end rushes forward. Ready? Set? Dream. Read more About the Author Ted Dekker is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of more than forty novels, with over 10 million copies sold worldwide. He was born in the jungles of Indonesia to missionary parents, and his upbringing as a stranger in a fascinating and sometimes frightening culture fueled his imagination. Dekker's passion is simple--to explore truth through mind-bending stories that invite readers to see the world through a different lens. His fiction has been honored with numerous awards, including two Christy Awards, two Inspy Awards, an RT Reviewers' Choice Award, and an ECPA Gold Medallion. In 2013, NPR readers nationwide put him in the Top 50 Thriller Authors of All Time. Dekker lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Lee Ann. Read more

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Sarah: Women of Genesis (A Novel)

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Pdf:Sarah: Women of Genesis (A Novel).The first audiobook in bestselling author Orson Scott Card's Women of Genesis series - a unique reimagining of the biblical tale Sarai was a child of 10 years, wise for her age but not yet a woman, when she first met Abram. He appeared before her in her father's house, filthy from the desert, tired and thirsty. But as the dirt of travel was washed from his body, the sight of him filled her heart. And when Abram promises Sarai to return in 10 years to take her for his wife, her fate was sealed. Abram kept his promise, and Sarai kept hers. They were wed, and so joined the royal house of Ur with the high priesthood of the Hebrews. So began a lifetime of great joy together, and greater peril: and with the blessing of their God, a great nation would be built around the core of their love. Best-selling author Orson Scott Card uses his fertile imagination, and uncanny insight into human nature, to tell the story of a unique woman - one who is beautiful, tough, smart, and resourceful in an era when women had little power, and are scarce in the historical record. Sarah, child of the desert, wife of Abraham, takes on vivid reality as a woman desirable to kings, a devoted wife, and a faithful follower of the God of Abraham, chosen to experience an incomparable miracle.

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Rachel & Leah: Woman of Genesis, Book 3

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Pdf:Rachel & Leah: Woman of Genesis, Book 3.In this third volume of his Women of Genesis series, Orson Scott Card paints a vivid picture of the intertwined lives of four celebrated women. We meet Leah, the oldest daughter of Laban, whose "tender eyes" prevent her from fully participating in the daily work of her nomadic family, and Rachel, the spoiled younger daughter, the petted and privileged beauty of the family - or so it seems to Leah. There is also Bilhah, an orphan who is not quite a slave but not really a family member, and Zilpah, who knows only how to use her beauty to manipulate men as she strives to secure for herself something better than the servitude into which she has been born. Into the desert camp comes Jacob, a handsome and charismatic kinsman destined to be Rachel's husband. But that doesn't prevent the other women from vying for his attention. Tracing their lives from childhood to maturity, Card shows how these women change each other - and are changed again by the holy books that Jacob brings with him. Ambition, jealousy, fear, and love motivate them as they vie for the attention of Jacob, heir to the spiritual birthright of Abraham and Isaac.

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An Angel's Story

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Pdf:An Angel's Story.Spiritual beings populate the stories of Scripture. Angels singing. Demons infecting. Heavenly hosts fighting . . . Ignore the armies of God and Satan and you ignore the heart of Scripture. Ever since the snake tempted Eve in Eden, we've known: there is more to this world than meets the eye.In this classic Christmas novella, best-selling author Max Lucado imagines the spiritual conflict that surrounded the coming of Christ. Surely there was much. If Satan could pre-empt Christ in the cradle, there'd be no Christ on the cross.Journey back in time to the very throne of God ... and witness firsthand the glory, the wonder, and the battle that took place on the very first Christmas.

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Jesus

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Pdf:Jesus.From Publishers Weekly Falling solidly within the genre of Wangerin's previous novels, this book often feels more like a Eugene Peterson–style paraphrase of the New Testament than an actual work of fiction. While Wangerin invents dialogue, events and characters that go beyond the biblical text, these inventions do little more than provide context for his retelling of the bulk of the four Gospel accounts. As always, Wangerin writes beautiful, descriptive prose, evoking the sights, sounds, smells, sensibilities and politics of the world in which Jesus lived. He nicely develops the character of Jesus' mother, but most of the other characters—including Jesus himself—are not adequately fleshed out, as Wangerin tends to use physical descriptions and one or two trademark mannerisms in lieu of full characterization. Judas Iscariot is tall, thin, young and manic; Simon Peter is burly and gregarious; and Mary Magdalene is a strong but tiny wisp of a woman whom everyone refers to as a child. Wangerin innovates a bit by alternating between third- and first-person narration, sharing Jesus' mother's perspective in the third person and the gospel writer John's in the first. Readers looking for a well-written novel that rarely veers from an entirely orthodox depiction of Jesus will appreciate this effort. (Nov.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more Review Falling solidly within the genre of Wangerin's previous novels, this book often feels more like a Eugene Peterson--style paraphrase of the New Testament than an actual work of fiction. While Wangerin invents dialogue, events and characters that go beyond the biblical text, these inventions do little more than provide context for his retelling of the bulk of the four Gospel accounts. As always, Wangerin writes beautiful, descriptive prose, evoking the sights, sounds, smells, sensibilities and politics of the world in which Jesus lived. He nicely develops the character of Jesus' mother, but most of the other characters---including Jesus himself---are not adequately fleshed out, as Wangerin tends to use physical descriptions and one or two trademark mannerisms in lieu of full characterization. Judas Iscariot is tall, thin, young and manic; Simon Peter is burly and gregarious; and Mary Magdalene is a strong but tiny wisp of a woman whom everyone refers to as a child. Wangerin innovates a bit by alternating between third- and first-person narration, sharing Jesus' mother's perspective in the third person and the gospel writer John's in the first. Readers looking for a well-written novel that rarely veers from an entirely orthodox depiction of Jesus will appreciate this effort. (Nov.) -- Publisher's Weekly Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Till Shiloh Comes (Lions of Judah Series #4)

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Pdf:Till Shiloh Comes (Lions of Judah Series #4).Review "Mr. Morris brings the Bible to life... and proves once again why he is a best-selling master storyteller." -- Romantic Times Read more About the Author Gilbert Morris was a pastor before becoming an English professor and earning a Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas. Gilbert has been a consistent bestselling author (The House of Winslow) in the Christian market for many years. He and his wife live in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Read more

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The Wisprian World - Tears of Alphega (Volume 1)

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Pdf:The Wisprian World - Tears of Alphega (Volume 1).From the Author The Truth is revealed--not told.  Therefore, I by no means claim that the story told in the following pages is anything other than fiction, rife with inaccuracies and conjecture.  Nevertheless, I am equally hopeful that the Truth will be revealed even in the midst of such imagined tales.  For the purpose of this trilogy, I use the footnoted Hebrew word in the first chapter of Genesis. Therefore, I substitute this more widely accepted translation of the Hebrew word, Hayah: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  Now the earth was formless and empty..."  (Gen 1:1-2)                                 ...with this word found in the footnotes:."In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  Now the earth became formless and empty..."  (Gen 1:1-2)                                         ~The Wisprian World takes place in and before the "became"... Read more From the Back Cover "Before Darkness Was O'er The Deep, A World Was Whispered.Seven Tears Did Alphega Weep, And That World Entered.Frozen Scrolls Turned To Stone, Arcane, With Wonders Untold:First Heroes, Ancient Evils, Pain. Before Eden, There Was Cold...." Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Heart of a Lion (Lions of Judah Series #1)

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Pdf:Heart of a Lion (Lions of Judah Series #1).From Booklist *Starred Review* The indefatigable Morris, who has tackled everything from westerns to science fiction, tries his hand at biblical fiction in the first installment of Lions of Judah, a series featuring the lineage of Christ. Heart of a Lion begins with a lively account of Noah's boyhood, when he struggled with his feelings for a young woman who worships Baal. Eventually, after conquering a number of demons, Noah settles upon a monastic carpenter's life while he awaits directions from the Ancient One. The gathering of animals and the Great Flood could hardly fail to be entertaining, and they are, though it's hard not to recall John Huston's rather more earthy rendition of Noah in The Bible. John MortCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Read more Review "Readers can feel like they are actually there as a part of Noah's family... equally pleasing to young adults." -- Historical Novels Review"gives [readers] a portrait of Noah that can help them identify more with his struggles and ultimate triumphs with God" -- Crosswalk.com Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Last Breath

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Pdf:Last Breath.The fantastic prequel to The Good Daughter, the stunning new stand-alone from the number-one best-selling author of the Will Trent and Grant County series. Protecting someone always comes at a cost. At the age of 13, Charlie Quinn's childhood came to an abrupt and devastating end. Two men, with a grudge against her lawyer father, broke into Charlie's home - and after that shocking night, her world was never the same. Now a lawyer herself, Charlie has made it her mission to defend those with no one else to turn to. So when Flora Faulkner, a motherless teen, begs for help, Charlie is reminded of her own past and is powerless to say no. But honor student Flora is in far deeper trouble than Charlie could ever have anticipated. Soon she must ask herself: How far should she go to protect her client? And can she truly believe everything she is being told?

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Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Women: 20th Anniversary Edition

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Pdf:Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Women: 20th Anniversary Edition.About the Author Iyanla Vanzant is the founder and executive director of Inner Visions International and the Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development. She is a Yoruba priestess and an ordained minister in Christian New Thought. The author of 13 titles—including five New York Times best sellers, and the Inner Visions Series of meditation tapes (Sounds True, 2002)—she is the former host of the television series Iyanla, and co-host on the NBC daytime reality show Starting Over as well. The proud grandmother of five currently resides in Maryland. Read more

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The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English: Seventh Edition (Penguin Classics)

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Pdf:The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English: Seventh Edition (Penguin Classics).Review Excellent, up-to-date... will enable the general public to read the non- biblical scrolls and to judge for themselves their importance. (The New York Times Book Review) Read more About the Author Geza Vermes’s pioneering work on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the historical Jesus led to his appointment as the first professor of Jewish studies at Oxford University, where he is now professor emeritus. He is the author of several books, including The Authentic Gospel of Jesus. Read more

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Paul Among the People: The Apostle Reinterpreted and Reimagined in His Own Time

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Pdf:Paul Among the People: The Apostle Reinterpreted and Reimagined in His Own Time.It is a common—and fundamental—misconception that Paul told people how to live. Apart from forbidding certain abusive practices, he never gives any precise instructions for living. It would have violated his two main social principles: human freedom and dignity, and the need for people to love one another. Read more

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When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible

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Pdf:When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible.Review 'Law has opened an important conversation about the relevance of the Septuagint today (especially for American Christianity) and wisely points to the past and the east for interlocutors.'--James Covington, Journal of Religion'Law writes lucidly and compellingly, presenting evidence and arguments that readers in communities of faith will find intelligible and enlightening. His book is the rare gift of an accessible update on scholarship's relevance for those seeking to practice faith.'--Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology'Law has succeeded in a rare and difficult task: providing a clear narrative retelling of the development of an ancient text. Of course, like anyone else, he is an interpreter of history rather than an objective observer, but Law presents a story where scholarly backbone and narrative flesh cohere... Law convincingly demonstrates the central role the Septuagint played in the New Testament and the early church. The church's understanding of Scripture is undernourished when the Septuagint is ignored or relegated to peripheral status.' --David Gundersen, Boyce College Southern Baptist Theological Seminary '[A] fresh perspective...[Law] brilliantly turns accepted wisdom about the nature of biblical text on its head...[He is] aware that good history is a solvent for lazy and often harmful promulgations...[He writes] with an implicit moral purpose.' --London Review of Books 'It is a gripping tale, beautifully told, and should be of profound interest to any reader of the Jewish or Christian Bible Timothy Michael Law has written the first introduction to the LXX that can be read by people outside the guild. It is a remarkable book, full of fascinating detail that I cannot evoke in a short review, a book that tells a rich story that no reader of the Bible can afford to ignore.' --Los Angeles Review of Books An ambitious, accessible, and intelligent survey of the context, composition, and contributions of the Septuagint to Christian Scripture and theology. This is a fine introduction to an underappreciated subject...Recommended. --CHOICE 'A splendid work...I haven't found any book so interesting and enjoyable in years.' --Sir Fergus Millar, Camden Professor of Ancient History (Emeritus), Oxford, and Fellow of the British Academy 'When churchgoers and church watchers wonder about the origins of Christian theology, questions about the Septuagint's importance for the New Testament and patristic era do not dominate their concerns. Law laments this lack of attention and enthusiastically explains the Septuagint s history, its significance for early Christian writers, and the reasons it all but disappeared from theological discourse in the Christian West.' --The Christian Century 'Strong and engaging... Law's argument for the Septuagint's return as an authoritative text is persuasive and dissenters will be hard-pressed to deny it a place' --Freedom in Orthodoxy 'An original thinker, Timothy Michael Law portrays the birth, development, and theological impact of the Septuagint on Christianity and western civilization, and analyzes in a fascinating way the Septuagint as a creation in its own right and not only as a translation. This innovative study, incorporating the very latest research, is meant for the scholar and learned reader alike.' --Emanuel Tov, J.L. Magnes Professor of Bible, the Hebrew University 'Law overturns the assumptions of most Christians about their sacred scripture. He points out that the Greek text of the Septuagint was the early Church's Bible, that it predates the Hebrew Scripture now commonly accepted, and that it presents plural traditions of ancient Hebrew biblical texts, many now lost to us. Fundamentalists will find these unpalatable truths; others will find that Law points to new delights in their reading of scripture.' --Diarmaid N.J. MacCulloch, Professor of the History of the Church, Oxford University 'Law provides a thorough, readable introduction to the Septuagint's formation, distinctiveness, impact upon the New Testament writers, and ongoing life in the Christian Church. Law boldly challenges us to reckon with the theological implications of multiple 'Old Testaments' informing early Judaism and Christianity and to consider the Septuagint afresh as Christian Scripture. We cannot afford to ignore the testimony this book offers.' --David A. deSilva, Trustees' Distinguished Professor, Ashland Theological Seminary '[Law writes] to acquaint interested non-specialists with the importance of the Septuagint. They are wooed effectively with warm-hearted argument.... [The] narrative argument brings the biblical and patristic periods together in a way which may help many who are learning the subject primarily from a biblical angle. It shows once again, for those who may not realize it, how fundamental the Septuagint has been for Christianity. The author's lively apologetic and polemic are not always the same as guidance for non-specialists, but his particular target audience is a vital one for biblical and ancient Jewish studies. May the book stir many who come to these fields.' --Journal of Jewish Studies 'When God Spoke Greek succeeds in remaining accessible to the educated reader whilst satisfying the scholarly expectations of the professional biblical scholar. Law is to be commended on an impressive achievement.' --SOTS Book List 2014 'Reading Law's book is a bit like reading the biography of someone you once knew, but not well. It is full of information you never suspected was true... Law's vivid re-creation of the Greco-Roman world into which the Septuagint was born and of the culture it helped shape is more than readable. It is fascinating.' --Theological Studies '...[A] good and lively read... intended to convey Law's sense of the importance of the Septuagint, to enthuse and to inspire readers to explore the subject further, and its accessibility and entertaining style achieve this aim very well.' --Journal of Theological Studies '...[O]ne of those rare volumes which successfully communicates a fascinating general overview fully grounded in serious academic research... Law's manifesto calls for the Academy to return to the study of the Septuagint as the great document of the rise of Christianity, and the Church to re-engage with the Septuagint as part of its Biblical inheritance... NETS and Law would together be a perfect introduction to the Bible which shaped Western culture and the Christian Church.' --The Oxonian Review '...I love this book. Laws' insights into the Septuagint and differing translations, mistranslations, and thematical development was engaging. He also makes strong points about the value of the Septuagint for the Church today. It's hard to understand some of the exegetical nuances in the New Testament without a knowledge of the Septuagint. It was the Bible (a term Law might not use) of the NT and early Church. Pastors and exegetes would do well in prizing the Septuagint and valuing its contribution to our theology.' --Grace For Sinners Blog 'Overall When God Spoke Greek is engaging and easy to read--yet still stimulating. Law is a master of his material, and that his knowledge and insight goes deeper even that what is conained on these pages is evident.' --Words on the Word Blog '...Law has written a clear historical account of how the Septuagint became the authoritative OT Scripture of the early church.' --Themelios Read more About the Author Timothy Michael Law is founder, publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of The Marginalia Review of Books (themarginaliareview.com). He is currently an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in the Seminar für Altes Testament in the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (with Prof. Dr. Reinhard Kratz). He spent 2009-2012 as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Oriental Institute at the University of Oxford, and until 2014 remains Junior Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Read more

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The World Jesus Knew: Beliefs and Customs From the Time of Jesus

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Pdf:The World Jesus Knew: Beliefs and Customs From the Time of Jesus.This book is an attempt to explain, in lay terms, the world that Jesus took as his reference point. The kinds of houses in which he dwelt; the education he received; the clothes he would have worn; the language he spoke; the terrain and climate; the agricultural methods; the cultural assumptions; the religious customs; the festivals; the Temple; the synagogue; the scriptures; the opposition and the political currents - all of these formed the soil in which Jesus the man was nurtured. Each chapter covers a distinct aspect, and opens a whole new range of understanding which we are likely to miss. For instance, a rich symbolism concerned with water and light, and linked with the Feast of Tabernacles, underlies John 7 and 8, but much of this will probably escape us. Previously published by Monarch and then Moody, this classic reference work has been unavailable for several years.

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The Jewish Study Bible: Second Edition

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Pdf:The Jewish Study Bible: Second Edition.Review From the previous edition: ''The Jewish Study Bible encompasses a monumental assembly of critical learning and acumen, representing the achievement of an entire generation of Jewish scholars. The commentaries are not only erudite but purposeful and theologically alert. A heroic undertaking, brilliantly conceived and executed with panache.'' --Jacob Neusner ''Serious students of Judaism will want to have a copy of this outstanding and surprisingly affordable study Bible, which stands in the tradition of Oxford's great study Bibles. '' --Publishers Weekly, Religion Bookline ''Another superb holiday gift, especially appropriate for non-Orthodox Jews, is The Jewish Study Bible from Oxford University Press, which finally stands alongside the many verse-by-verse commentaries for Christians. This work also is recommended for serious-minded Christian readers.'' --Associated Press ''This is an essential acquisition for every library and an indispensable addition for every Jewish home. It has been needed for a long time.'' --Nahum M. Sarna, Judaica, Florida Atlantic University ''The Jewish Study Bible is a major accomplishment. It provides accessible essays from the full gamut of Jewish scholarship, and a running commentary that draws liberally from both traditional and scientific perspectives.'' --Lawrence A. Hoffman, Liturgy, Worship and Ritual, Hebrew Union College 'First published in 2004, The Jewish Study Bible is a landmark, one-volume resource tailored especially for the needs of students of the Hebrew Bible. It has won acclaim from readers in all religious traditions... The quality of scholarship, easy-to-navigate format, and vibrant supplementary features bring the ancient text to life... The Jewish Study Bible, Second Edition, is an essential resource for anyone interested in the Hebrew Bible.' --Jewish Media Review 'Each essay is informed, informative, and written by an authority on the subject being analyzed. Taken altogether, the essays provide a nearly exhaustive picture of all the topics basic to understanding the Bible and its background. An extremely useful resource... Highly recommended.' --CHOICE Read more About the Author Adele Berlin is Robert H. Smith Professor of Hebrew Bible Emerita at the University of Maryland. Marc Zvi Brettler is Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies and Chair of the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. Read more

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The Jewish Annotated New Testament

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Pdf:The Jewish Annotated New Testament.Review 'Any reader who wishes to study the text of the New Testament from a scholarly perspective will find plenty of engaging, illuminating readings guaranteed to make it worth their while Highly recommended.'--Jenny Webb, Association for Mormon LettersPraise for the first edition: 'A magnificent achievement... The Jewish Annotated New Testament is a marvelously bounteous compilation.' -- Commonweal 'An admirable piece of scholarship... Much contemporary writing on Scripture is faddish or tendentious. This book is a disciplined work of clarification and illumination.' -- Marilynne Robinson, Wall Street Journal 'To see the fruits of the ongoing interchange between Jewish and Christian biblical scholars, one need look no further than this volume...this volume shows how the deepening knowledge of late antique Judaism enriches one's view of the New Testament.'--CHOICE'A vivid and thick description of issues, practices, ideas, and events of the Second Temple period, with the Gospels in particular looking more and more like extensions of Jewish life and textuality. The result is a bridge of connection between the cultures, almost to the point of losing sight of the chasms of (mis)understanding that have divided them for centuries.' --Common Knowledge'This unique groundbreaking reference book fills a needed void...A must purchase for any school, synagogue, or university library.'--Association of Jewish Libraries'This new commentary on the New Testament certainly adds an important voice to modern NT commentary and is essential reading not only for biblical scholars but seminarians and preachers.'--Catholic Books Review'A monument to past achievements in New Testament scholarship and a beacon for future study...The Annotated Jewish New Testament should be either a primary text or required accompanying work in every seminary and upper-division course in New Testament and should leave its mark on all preaching.'--America'This comprehensive volume provides a more critical and in-depth look at the Jewish context of the NT for both scholars and laypeople.'--Religious Studies Review'The Jewish Annotated New Testament makes a wonderful contribution to Jewish appreciation of the New Testament, on the one hand, and Christian appreciation of the Jewish dimension of New Testament literature, Jesus, and his disciples, on the other...We owe [the editors and their many contributors] our thanks for putting together such a useful and positive contribution to New Testament interpretation and to much better, more accurate, and fairer Jewish and Christian understanding. I recommend this book enthusiastically and without reservation.'--Craig A. Evans, Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting'An historic volume of extraordinary scholarship that can transform Christian-Jewish relations. . . . A must-read for both clergy and laity. . . . A significant achievement.'--Rabbi A. James Rudin, Senior Interreligious Advisor, The American Jewish Committee'This exciting collection by leading Jewish scholars not only annotates the New Testament but also brings out its themes, context, and interpretation over the centuries. Essential for libraries of scholars in Christian-Jewish studies, academic institutions offering degrees in theology, and dialogue groups at all levels.'--Dr. Eugene J. Fisher, Distinguished Professor of Catholic-Jewish Studies, Saint Leo University; Former Associate Director, Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops'One volume must find its way to seminarians, preachers, and other students of Scripture: The Jewish Annotated New Testament. With insightful essays and page-by-page notes and sidebars on each book, this volume fills a huge gap in the world of biblical interpretation, providing an accessible guide to how this most Jewish document from antiquity is understood by Jewish scholars today.'--The Rev. William Brosend, School of Theology, Sewanee, TN and Executive Director, Episcopal Preaching Foundation Read more About the Author Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, and Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences.Marc Zvi Brettler is Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor in Judaic Studies at Duke University. Read more

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Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary

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Pdf:Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary.From Publishers Weekly The first new Torah commentary for Conservative Judaism in over 70 years, Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary, boasts an all-star editorial cast. Harold Kushner's d'rash (interpretive commentary) explores the importance of social justice in Judaism, while Chaim Potok's contributions attempt to ground the Torah historically by ascertaining its meaning to the ancient Israelites. A special section edited by Elliot Dorff and Susan Grossman investigates the Jewish legal tradition and its foundations in the Torah; biblical scholar Michael Fishbane offers commentary on the haftarah (Torah portions to be read in the synagogue throughout the year). This commentary is a monumental achievement, incorporating recent archaeological findings, textual interpretations and (for the first time) the opinions of female rabbis. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. Read more

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The Rabbi Who Found Messiah: The Story of Yitzhak Kaduri and His Prophecies of the Endtime

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Pdf:The Rabbi Who Found Messiah: The Story of Yitzhak Kaduri and His Prophecies of the Endtime.Review 'With great skill, scholarship, and penetrating Scriptural insights, Carl Gallups explodes one of the biggest bombshells of our lifetime. The implications of these astonishing declarations from the most venerated ultra-orthodox rabbi in Israel impacts every one of us--not just those of the traditional Jewish faith. This is a must-read for anyone who takes God seriously.' -- Bestselling author Chuck Missler'Carl is a master communicator, both orally and in writing. And he has a gift of being able to provide biblical interpretations to contemporary national and international issues. This book is completely different from his first one (THE MAGIC MAN IN THE SKY). It reads more like a mystery novel. Carl was in the field of law enforcement for ten years before he entered the ministry, and his training as an investigator clearly shows up in this book as he applies investigative techniques to analyze one of the most explosive events in the modern history of Orthodox Judaism.So, get ready to be captivated by the story of an event that recently shook the foundations of Orthodox Judaism. You will be fascinated by the event, and you will be mesmerized by Carl's insightful analysis of it.' -- Dr. David ReaganLamb & Lion MinistriesChrist In Prophecy TV'When a much loved Jewish Rabbi dies at 106 years of age, shortly after leaving a secret message revealing the true identity of the Messiah of Israel, it is news of worldwide significance. This is a well-written story worth reading!' --Tim LaHaye, bestselling authorCarl is a master communicator, both orally and in writing. And he has a gift of being able to provide biblical interpretations to contemporary national and international issues. This book is completely different from his first one (THE MAGIC MAN IN THE SKY). It reads more like a mystery novel. Carl was in the field of law enforcement for ten years before he entered the ministry, and his training as an investigator clearly shows up in this book as he applies investigative techniques to analyze one of the most explosive events in the modern history of Orthodox Judaism.So, get ready to be captivated by the story of an event that recently shook the foundations of Orthodox Judaism. You will be fascinated by the event, and you will be mesmerized by Carl's insightful analysis of it. --Dr. David ReaganLamb & Lion MinistriesChrist In Prophecy TVWhen a much loved Jewish Rabbi dies at 106 years of age, shortly after leaving a secret message revealing the true identity of the Messiah of Israel, it is news of worldwide significance. This is a well-written story worth reading! --Tim LaHaye, bestselling author Read more About the Author Carl Gallups is the long-time senior pastor of a Gulf Coast Baptist church (since 1987). He is a TOP 100 best selling author on Amazon. Carl is a former Florida law enforcement officer. He also is a talk radio host with a large national and international audience (since 2002).  He is a graduate of the Florida Police Training Academy,  Florida State University, and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Carl also serves on the Board of Regents at the University of Mobile, in Mobile, Alabama. Carl' ministry and/or his books (WND Books - Washington D.C.)  have been featured on major national and international television and radio programs and in notable print media ( Washington Times, World Tribune, WND.com, Jewish Voice Today magazine, Charisma magazine, Fox News, The Christian Post, the Drudge Report, several university publications, regional newspapers, etc.). Carl is the founder of the Internet PNN News and Ministry Network (ppsimmons.com) and is a guest commentator on prominent radio and television programming regarding geopolitical matters, biblical issues, and prophecy observations. Carl is a frequent contributor for WND.com. Find out more about Carl Gallups at carlgallups.com. Read more

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The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve: The Story That Created Us

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Pdf:The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve: The Story That Created Us.Review “Brilliant enough to make me seethe with envy.” - Simon Schama, New York Times Book Review“Almost dizzying in its scope; Greenblatt draws from history, religion, art and science, and he writes about all of these fields with infectious enthusiasm. It’s a strikingly intelligent book, but it’s also accessible; he’s a clear, unpretentious writer who can hardly hide his fascination with the subject.” - Michael Schaub, NPR Books“This is the kind of book―lucid and delightfully infuriating―that I wish more academic superstars would write.” - Anthony Domestico, Boston Globe“Most modern theories of human civilisation are, fundamentally, about the need to deal with mortality. Stephen Greenblatt’s thrilling new book, however, on the peregrinations of the story of Adam and Eve―the world’s most influential attempt to arrest the infinite regress of creation―shows just how central the question of human origins has been to pre-scientific conceptions of humanity.” - Tim Whitmarsh, Guardian“A rare combination of wide-ranging erudition with verve of exposition. Even the most familiar materials are seen in a fresh, and humane, light. This is a book that makes one understand why old myths matter, even when they are perceived unblinkingly as myths.” - Robert Alter, author of Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible and translator of The Hebrew Bible“Greenblatt brings a storyteller’s sense of drama to the turbulent life of [Milton] and, as he does with Augustine and his mother, views the making of a major work… through the lens of [Milton’s] private and public struggles.” - Marina Warner, New York Review of Books“With all his usual clarity and freshness, one of our foremost literary historians and critics sets out a comprehensive picture of how a story foundational for European civilisation developed, from its origins in Western Asia to its much-contested place in the post-Darwinian world.… This is a rich, learned, lively book, which should engage all who are interested in the history of our imagination and the interweavings of faith, poetics, and philosophy.” - Rowan Williams, former archbishop of Canterbury“No one does intellectual history quite like Greenblatt.… In The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve, he turns his attention to one of humanity’s founding stories. Expect a nuanced, careful, thrilling exploration of the story’s lasting influence.” - Forward“That Greenblatt is himself an extraordinary storyteller will come as a surprise to no one familiar with his books. And here he treats us to absorbing accounts of Augustine and Milton―the anchors of the book―as well as Du¨rer, Darwin, and many others.” - Paul A. Kottman, Los Angeles Review of Books“Powerful and capacious.” - Carl Rollyson, San Francisco Chronicle Read more About the Author Stephen Greenblatt (Ph.D. Yale) is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. Also General Editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, he is the author of eleven books, including Tyrant, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve: The Story that Created Us, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (winner of the 2011 National Book Award and the 2012 Pulitzer Prize); Shakespeare's Freedom; Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare; Hamlet in Purgatory; Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World; Learning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture; and Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare. He has edited seven collections of criticism, including Cultural Mobility: A Manifesto, and is a founding coeditor of the journal Representations. His honors include the MLA’s James Russell Lowell Prize, for both Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England and The Swerve, the Sapegno Prize, the Distinguished Humanist Award from the Mellon Foundation, the Wilbur Cross Medal from the Yale University Graduate School, the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre, the Erasmus Institute Prize, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of California, Berkeley. He was president of the Modern Language Association of America and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Read more

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The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation

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Pdf:The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation.From Publishers Weekly In 1946, the world of biblical studies was rocked by the discovery of several scrolls in caves around the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea Scrolls contained translations of portions of the books of the Hebrew scriptures, a manual of discipline for the community responsible for producing the scrolls and a scroll that narrated an apocalyptic battle between the sons of light, led by a figure called the Teacher of Righteousness, and the sons of darkness. These documents gave biblical scholars a tantalizing glimpse of the then relatively unknown period of first-century Judaism and of the theology of at least one of its sects. Very quickly, though, the ownership of the scrolls became a point of great political contention between the Israeli government and American scholars like Frank Moore Cross at Harvard, and, consequently, translations of the scrolls appeared very slowly, if at all. Finally, in 1991, author Martin Abegg, then a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati, published a volume of previously unreleased scrolls. Following this publication, the Huntington Library announced that it had photographs of all the unreleased scrolls and that it would allow unrestricted access to the photos. Wise, Abegg and Cook's collection is now the most complete collection of the Dead Sea Scrolls available. The authors' English translations capture the nuances of the Hebrew, and sometimes the Greek, of the scrolls, many of which are merely fragments. Also contained here is a thorough introduction to the history of the discovery of the scrolls and a theory about the community that produced the scrolls: the authors convincingly argue that the Essenes, to whom the scrolls are traditionally attributed, were likely not the community responsible for writing the scrolls. For all interested in learning from primary texts about the development of first-century Judaism, this is an essential volume Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more From Library Journal Wise (The Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered, LJ 2/1/93) and his team of scholars and writers occupy what might be called the minority position in scrolls scholarship: The Qumran group cannot be identified simply as 'Essenes,' the site itself was not a headquarters, and few if any of the scrolls were written at Qumran. The position of Wise et al., in contrast with the 'Standard Model' (as they call it), is set forth in a brief introduction along with the usual information about the discovery and publication of the scrolls. One of the most helpful things these translators do for nonspecialist readers is to explain the process of manuscript reconstruction and the use of brackets and parentheses to indicate missing portions of text and the like. The translations themselves are generally more idiomatic and less stiff than those in Florentino G. Martinez's The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated (Eerdmans, 1996. 2d ed.). As the fruit of an alternative approach to the origins and significance of the scrolls, and as a smooth translation, this work should be in collections where there is scholarly and popular interest.?Craig W. Beard, Univ. of Alabama Lib., BirminghamCopyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Dead Sea Scrolls Today, rev. ed

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Pdf:The Dead Sea Scrolls Today, rev. ed.Review Choice Magazine, Outstanding Academic Title (2010)From reviews of the first editionCommonweal 'This is the book for those interested in a sober, careful, and well-written account of the discovery of the Scrolls, their meaning, and the current state of research on them. A well-organized and highly readable account.'Hebrew Studies 'An attractive book, easy to read, and with excellent photographs. VanderKam has rendered a much-needed service to the Dead Sea Scrolls by presenting such a thoughtful, well-reasoned, and balanced treatment.'Church & Synagogue Libraries 'This is the book congregational libraries need to help readers put in perspective much that has come about as a result of the discovery of the Scrolls a half century ago.'Journal of Biblical Literature 'Among the many books on the Dead Sea Scrolls, this one can be recommended as the best popular recitation of the history of the sites, of the texts, and of the scholarly process.' Read more About the Author James C. VanderKam is John A. O'Brien Professor ofHebrew Scriptures at the University of Notre Dame and amember of the international team responsible for preservingand translating the Dead Sea Scrolls. His previous booksinclude The Dead Sea Scrolls Today andAn Introduction to Early Judaism (bothEerdmans). Read more

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Paul and Palestinian Judaism: 40th Anniversary Edition

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Pdf:Paul and Palestinian Judaism: 40th Anniversary Edition.About the Author E. P. Sanders is Arts and Sciences Professor of Religion Emeritus at Duke University and has taught at McMaster University and Queen's College, Oxford. His landmark works include, from Fortress Press, Comparing Judaism and Christianity (2016), Paul: The Apostle's Life, Letters, and Thought (2016), Judaism: Practice and Belief, 63 BCE-66 CE (2016; first published 1992), Jewish Law from Jesus to the Mishnah (2016; first published 1990), Jesus and Judaism (1985), and Paul, the Law, and the Jewish People (1983). Read more

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The Torah: The Five Books of Moses, the New Translation of the Holy Scriptures According to the Traditional Hebrew Text

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Pdf:The Torah: The Five Books of Moses, the New Translation of the Holy Scriptures According to the Traditional Hebrew Text.Read our customer guideThe Torah is the essence of Jewish tradition; it inspires each successive generation. The current JPS translation, based on classical and modern sources, is acclaimed for its fidelity to the ancient Hebrew.

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A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Vol. 2 - Mentor, Message, and Miracles

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Pdf:A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Vol. 2 - Mentor, Message, and Miracles.From Publishers Weekly This second volume of Meier's proposed trilogy follows Jesus from young adulthood into the early days of his ministry as an itinerant evangelist and wonder-worker in rural, first-century Palestine. Using historical and literary criticism, Meier reveals a Jesus who, after his encounter with the apocalyptic activities of John the Baptist, develops his own message about a coming kingdom of God and then reveals it through a variety of miracles from healings to exorcisms. The Jesus of Nazareth who emerges from this study is neither the cosmic Christ of Matthew Fox nor the sanitized Savior of the New Age. He's an eschatological preacher and miracle worker. Meier's brilliant scholarship sparkles on every page of this book. Indeed, because of its narrative power and its deep insight, Meier's trilogy is likely to become the standard against which other lives of Jesus are to be measured. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more From Library Journal This second volume in the author's life of Jesus (Vol. 1, LJ 10/15/91) discusses his ministry, focusing on his miracles, healings, other wonder works, and teachings concerning the coming kingdom of God. Meier, a Catholic priest and teacher at Catholic University of America, stresses Jesus' great dependence on the teachings and thought of John the Baptist. Meier continues to expound his thesis that Jesus was a marginal Jew in a marginal eastern Mediterranean society during the first century. Meier's extremely long, dense text, heavily documented by many footnotes, is hard going indeed and will appeal mainly to scholars in the field. All collections owning Volume 1, however, should buy this continuation. Two other recent lives of Jesus are easier to grasp by general readers and would appeal more to the public at large: John D. Crossan's The Historical Jesus (LJ 2/1/92) and A.N. Wilson's Jesus: A Life (LJ 9/15/92).Robert A. Silver, formerly with Shaker Heights P.L., OhioCopyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Commentators' Bible: Leviticus: The Rubin JPS Miqra'ot Gedolot

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Pdf:The Commentators' Bible: Leviticus: The Rubin JPS Miqra'ot Gedolot.Review 'JPS should be congratulated for making these works available to a general audience.'—Off The Shelf (Off The Shelf)'Leviticus is a worthy addition to this series. This book of commentary wrestles with ideas rarely appreciated outside of houses of Jewish learning . . . . This book, with its accessible new translation of these commentaries, brings a whole world of learning to the English-speaking Jewish world.'—Jewish Book World (Jewish Book World) Read more From the Publisher Follows the highly-acclaimed Commentators Bible: The JPS Miqra'ot Gedolot: Exodus. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Genesis One Code: Demonstrates a clear alignment between the times of key events described in the Genesis with those derived from scientific observation. (Inspired Studies Book 1) (Volume 1)

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Pdf:The Genesis One Code: Demonstrates a clear alignment between the times of key events described in the Genesis with those derived from scientific observation. (Inspired Studies Book 1) (Volume 1).Review Daniel Friedmann's breakout book, The Genesis One Code, provides the reader with an excellent comparison between biblical teaching and scientific theory. It is one read you don't want to miss. The Genesis One Code is masterfully done and is sure to create a lot of controversy.' - Richard Sand, award winning authorReviewed by Anne Billings for Readers Favorite 5 stars There will always be those who are unwilling to compromise on their opinion of how heaven, earth and all living things were created. However, Daniel Friedmann offers a rational and reasonable theory. I highly recommend 'The Genesis One Code'.Launch into this enlightening trek that provides a startlingly poetic symbiosis between religion and science. Readers with a knowledge-craving, open mind will thoroughly enjoy this read and be delighted by its many elements and propositions. Night Owl ReviewsI could not put it down and it certainly did provide me with fresh insight as to how creation from a Catholic standpoint can be in agreement with creation from a scientific standpoint. Friedmann presented science and religion topics in a manner that was succinct and easy to understand, regardless of the reader's background. Catholic Science GeekIn his new book engineering physicist Daniel Friedmann shares his formula for converting 'Bible time' to years as we know them in calculating the age of the universe, the sun, and life on Earth. Without any modifications, the formula consistently produces results that match scientific estimates.The Wall Street Journal, April 18, 2012. Read more From the Author My second book, The Broken Gift, on Human origins has just been released.Bible Clock, free iPhone App based on The Genesis One Code is now available. Bible Clock brings the Genesis creation narrative and the latest scientific evidence together. itunes.apple.com/us/app/bible-clock/id514838950?mt=8 Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Jewish Annotated New Testament

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Pdf:The Jewish Annotated New Testament.Review ' An historic volume of extraordinary scholarship that can transform Christian-Jewish relations. . . . A must-read for both clergy and laity. . . . A significant achievement.' --Rabbi A. James Rudin, Senior Interreligious Advisor, The American Jewish Committee ' This exciting collection by leading Jewish scholars not only annotates the New Testament but also brings out its themes, context, and interpretation over the centuries. Essential for libraries of scholars in Christian-Jewish studies, academic institutions offering degrees in theology, and dialogue groups at all levels.'--Dr. Eugene J. Fisher, Distinguished Professor of Catholic-Jewish Studies, Saint Leo University; Former Associate Director, Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops ' One volume must find its way to seminarians, preachers, and other students of Scripture: The Jewish Annotated New Testament. With insightful essays and page-by-page notes and sidebars on each book, this volume fills a huge gap in the world of biblical interpretation, providing an accessible guide to how this most Jewish document from antiquity is understood by Jewish scholars today.'--The Rev. William Brosend, School of Theology, Sewanee, TN and Executive Director, Episcopal Preaching Foundation 'It is an admirable piece of scholarship. It provides a wealth of highly relevant context, enriching the cultural and literary as well as the theological and historical terms in which these writings of first-century Jews should be approached. The contributors are tactful and sophisticated in their treatment of antiquity and respectful of its mysteries. Much contemporary writing on Scripture is faddish or tendentious. This book is a disciplined work of clarification and illumination' -- Marilynne Robinson, Wall Street Journal'To see the fruits of the ongoing interchange between Jewish and Christian biblical scholars, one need look no furt'The Jewish Annotated New Testament makes a wonderful contribution to Jewish appreciation of the New Testament, on the one hand, and Christian appreciation of the Jewish dimension of New Testament literature, Jesus, and his disciples, on the other...We owe [the editors and their many contributors our thanks for putting together such a useful and positive contribution to New Testament interpretation and to much better, more accurate, and fairer Jewish and Christian understanding. I recommend this book enthusiastically and without reservation.'--Craig A. Evans, Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting' An historic volume of extraordinary scholarship that can transform Christian-Jewish relations. . . . A must-read for both clergy and laity. . . . A significant achievement.' --Rabbi A. James Rudin, Senior Interreligious Advisor, The American Jewish Committee ' This exciting collection by leading Jewish scholars not only annotates the New Testament but also brings out its themes, context, and interpretation over the centuries. Essential for libraries of scholars in Christian-Jewish studies, academic institutions offering degrees in theology, and dialogue groups at all levels.'--Dr. Eugene J. Fisher, Distinguished Professor of Catholic-Jewish Studies, Saint Leo University; Former Associate Director, Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops ' One volume must find its way to seminarians, preachers, and other students of Scripture: The Jewish Annotated New Testament. With insightful essays and page-by-page notes and sidebars on each book, this volume fills a huge gap in the world of biblical interpretation, providing an accessible guide to how this most Jewish document from antiquity is understood by Jewish scholars today.'--The Rev. William Brosend, School of Theology, Sewanee, TN and Executive Director, Episcopal Preaching Foundation 'It is an admirable piece of scholarship. It provides a wealth of highly relevant context, enriching the cultural and literary as well as the theological and historical terms in which these writings of first-century Jews should be approached. The contributors are tactful and sophisticated in their treatment of antiquity and respectful of its mysteries. Much contemporary writing on Scripture is faddish or tendentious. This book is a disciplined work of clarification and illumination' -- Marilynne Robinson, Wall Street Journal'To see the fruits of the ongoing interchange between Jewish and Christian biblical scholars, one need look no further than this volume...this volume shows how the deepening knowledge of late antique Judaism enriches one's view of the New Testament.'--CHOICE'A vivid and thick description of issues, practices, ideas, and events of the Second Temple period, with the Gospels in particular looking more and more like extensions of Jewish life and textuality. The result is a bridge of connection between the cultures, almost to the point of losing sight of the chasms of (mis)understanding that have divided them for centuries.' --Common Knowledge'This unique groundbreaking reference book fills a needed void...A must purchase for any school, synagogue, or university library.'--Association fo Jewish Libraries'This new commentary on the New Testament certainly adds an important voice to modern NT commentary and is essential reading not only for biblical scholars but seminarians and preachers.'--Catholic Books Review'A monument to past achievements in New Testament scholarship and a beacon for future study...The Annotated Jewish New Testament should be either a primary text or required accompanying work in every seminary and upper-division course in New Testament and should leave its mark on all preaching.'--America'This comprehensive volume provides a more critical and in-depth look at the Jewish context of the NT for both scholars and laypeople.' --Religious Studies Review 'A a magnificent achievement . The Jewish Annotated New Testament is a marvelously bounteous compilation.' --Commonweal 'The Jewish Annotated New Testament makes a wonderful contribution to Jewish appreciation of the New Testament, on the one hand, and Christian appreciation of the Jewish dimension of New Testament literature, Jesus, and his disciples, on the other...We owe [the editors and their many contributors our thanks for putting together such a useful and positive contribution to New Testament interpretation and to much better, more accurate, and fairer Jewish and Christian understanding. I recommend this book enthusiastically and without reservation.'--Craig A. Evans, Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting' An historic volume of extraordinary scholarship that can transform Christian-Jewish relations. . . . A must-read for both clergy and laity. . . . A significant achievement.' --Rabbi A. James Rudin, Senior Interreligious Advisor, The American Jewish Committee ' This exciting collection by leading Jewish scholars not only annotates the New Testament but also brings out its themes, context, and interpretation over the centuries. Essential for libraries of scholars in Christian-Jewish studies, academic institutions offering degrees in theology, and dialogue groups at all levels.'--Dr. Eugene J. Fisher, Distinguished Professor of Catholic-Jewish Studies, Saint Leo University; Former Associate Director, Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops ' One volume must find its way to seminarians, preachers, and other students of Scripture: The Jewish Annotated New Testament. With insightful essays and page-by-page notes and sidebars on each book, this volume fills a huge gap in the world of biblical interpretation, providing an accessible guide to how this most Jewish document from antiquity is understood by Jewish scholars today.'--The Rev. William Brosend, School of Theology, Sewanee, TN and Executive Director, Episcopal Preaching Foundation 'It is an admirable piece of scholarship. It provides a wealth of highly relevant context, enriching the cultural and literary as well as the theological and historical terms in which these writings of first-century Jews should be approached. The contributors are tactful and sophisticated in their treatment of antiquity and respectful of its mysteries. Much contemporary writing on Scripture is faddish or tendentious. This book is a disciplined work of clarification and illumination' -- Marilynne Robinson, Wall Street Journal'To see the fruits of the ongoing interchange between Jewish and Christian biblical scholars, one need look no further than this volume...this volume shows how the deepening knowledge of late antique Judaism enriches one's view of the New Testament.'--CHOICE'A vivid and thick description of issues, practices, ideas, and events of the Second Temple period, with the Gospels in particular looking more and more like extensions of Jewish life and textuality. The result is a bridge of connection between the cultures, almost to the point of losing sight of the chasms of (mis)understanding that have divided them for centuries.' --Common Knowledge'This unique groundbreaking reference book fills a needed void...A must purchase for any school, synagogue, or university library.'--Association of Jewish Libraries'This new commentary on the New Testament certainly adds an important voice to modern NT commentary and is essential reading not only for biblical scholars but seminarians and preachers.'--Catholic Books Review'A monument to past achievements in New Testament scholarship and a beacon for future study...The Annotated Jewish New Testament should be either a primary text or required accompanying work in every seminary and upper-division course in New Testament and should leave its mark on all preaching.'--America'This comprehensive volume provides a more critical and in-depth look at the Jewish context of the NT for both scholars and laypeople.' --Religious Studies Review Read more About the Author Amy-Jill Levine Marc Z. Brettler is Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies at Brandeis University. Read more

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The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian Myth

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Pdf:The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian Myth.About the Author John Allegro (1923-1988) was an archaeologist and religious scholar. After serving as a naval officer during World War II, he earned his degree from the University of Manchester. Allegro is the author of The Dead Sea Scrolls, The People of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and The Treasure of the Copper Scroll. Read more

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Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organizations

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Pdf:Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organizations.Review “Fascinating. . . . By reframing things as flow systems, they reveal how function determines form in everything from corporate hierarchies to Canada geese.” —Nature“Interesting. . . . Brings a useful new perspective to ubiquitous natural phenomena.” —New Scientist“[I] found myself immediately sucked in. . . . The Constructal Law is important because it not only describes the patterns of change in the world within and around us, but it allows us to predict how the configuration of those patterns will evolve over time.” —Forbes“Provocative, witty, well written . . . makes a strong case.” —Charlotte Observer“Brilliant. He effectively illustrates complex ideas for a general audience, provides real-world examples, and includes scholarly notes and references. A landmark publication.” —Library Journal“Lucidly written. . . . A revolutionary, unifying vision of nature that could impact all branches of science.” —Booklist“Filled with fascinating observations and brainteasers. . . . Gracefully written.”—Macleans “Presents complex ideas in an understandable context. . . . Source of food for thought. . . . . Interesting. . . . Excellent reflection on the history of science.” —Winnipeg Free Press“Design in Nature is an elegant exposition of a unifying principle so simple that it demystifies our comprehension of the ‘low’ of the universe. An absorbing and thoughtful account of why nature is designed that way it is; Bejan engages the reader from the very first sentence to last word.” —Donald Johanson, Founding Director of the Institute of Human Origins and noted discoverer of “Lucy” “Why do riverbeds, blood vessels, and lightning bolts all look alike? It’s not a coincidence. This extraordinary book proposes a law of nature whose power is matched only by its simplicity. Everything you lay your eyes on will blow your mind with fresh interpretation.” —David Eagleman, The New York Times bestselling author of Incognito and Sum, and Director of the Laboratory for Perception and Action at the Baylor College of Medicine“After reading this deeply inspiring and liberating book, you will never look at the world—the whole world—the same again. It not only helps us to better understand the natural environment, but it has profound implications for how we all need to act if we want to sustain success. This perspective is not just for scientists—it helps to reframe agendas for entrepreneurs, business executives, educators, and policy makers. Go with the flow!” —John Hagel, co-author of The Power of Pull, and Co-Chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge“Bejan masterfully unifies—under a deep common law—physics, chemistry, biology, and even part of the social sciences. His treatment of natural design, flow systems, and complex order as spontaneously arising from flow optimization is novel, powerful, and highly plausible.” —Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, author of What Darwin Got Wrong, and Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Arizona“The most amazing thing about life is that it exists at all. The second most amazing thing about life is that living things seem to be so very good at it. In his bold new book Bejan asks why, and his answer cuts to the very core of what life is—organized flows of heat, electricity, matter, and energy. From this deceptively simple idea, Bejan takes us on an incredible expedition through life’s vast scope, from tiniest cell to organism to societies to ecosystems to the entire planet. It is a bracing journey.”  —J. Scott Turner, author of The Tinkerer’s Accomplice, and Professor of Biology at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse“With wide-ranging examples and the iconic pictures to go with them, Bejan illustrates that nature is inherently an outstanding designer of flow configurations, which raises philosophic issues beyond the remit of thermodynamics. Is the distinction between animate and inanimate blurred by their common constructal design? These and many more issues are raised by Bejan’s distinguished and original work, fittingly presented in Design in Nature.” —Jeffery Lewins, Deputy Praelector at Magdalene College at Cambridge University“A most stimulating thought principle, framed in a nice and lively personal story. What I really find most exciting is the exceptionally broad perspective that Bejan adopts for developing his concepts. Design in Nature is a fascinating read.” —Ewald Weibel, Professor Emeritus of Anatomy at the University of Berne“Thought provoking! Thermodynamics may determine where you’re going; here’s a rule that tells how you get there. And so simple—the more efficient the pathway, the more likely is its persistence, whatever the mechanism behind that persistence. This is science at its biggest and boldest.” —Steven Vogel, author of Cats’ Paws and Catapults, and James B. Duke Professor of Biology at Duke University Read more About the Author Adrian Bejan has pioneered numerous original methods in thermodynamics, such as entropy generation minimization, scale analysis of convection, heatlines and masslines, and the constructal law of design and evolution in nature. He is ranked among the hundred most cited authors in all engineering by the Institute of Scientific Information. He is the author of more than 550 peer-reviewed journal articles and twenty-four books, including Shape and Structure, from Engineering to Nature; Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics; and Design with Constructal Theory. His treatises Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics and Convection Heat Transfer are now in their third editions and are used as graduate textbooks in universities around the world. He has been awarded sixteen honorary doctorates by universities in eleven countries, including the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the Sapienza University of Rome and has received numerous national and international society awards. Bejan is a graduate of MIT and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, at the Miller Institute of Basic Research in Science. He was appointed as a full professor of mechanical engineering at Duke University in 1984, and J. A. Jones Distinguished Professor in 1989.  J. Peder Zane is an assistant professor of journalism and mass communications at St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is an award-winning columnist who has worked for the New York Times and the News & Observer (Raleigh). He has edited and contributed to two books, Remarkable Reads: 34 Writers and Their Adventures in Reading and The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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People of the Covenant: An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

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Pdf:People of the Covenant: An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible.Review 'One of the best introductions to the Hebrew bible available today to theological students. [It] offers a clear theological and historical presentation of the history of Israel. The easy narrative style and the insightful presentation of the content and message of the biblical books stimulate students to read the book and participate in a dialogue with the writers. I have used People of the Covenant for more than ten years as a primary text in my classes and I welcome the arrival of a fourth edition.'--Claude F. Mariottini, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary--Lombar'A useful introductory text for students who wish to pursue a critical approach to the Hebrew Bible. The authors have written clearly but cogently. The glossary and bibliographies and other suggested readings will prove to be very helpful. The fourth edition of this work reveals that it has been carefully updated.'--John F. Craghan, St. Norbert College Read more From the Back Cover An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: Few fields of professional study have received more scholarly attention in recent years than the Hebrew Bible, commonly known to Christians as the Old Testament. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate

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Pdf:The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate.Review 'Walton [brings] a fresh perspective that enlightens, enriches, and honors the biblical text. . . I recommend the book to anyone interested in the origins question and look forward to seeing how these ideas shape origins discussion of the future.' (Sean M. Cordry, Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, September 2010)'It will challenge many to think about Genesis in the way Christian scholars have been championing for many years now---as an ancient document, speaking to people with an understanding of the world very different from our own. Hopefully, it will open the doors to a conversation that is long overdue.' (Douglas J. Becker, Themelios, November 2009)'An interesting read. Well worth putting in church libraries.' (Church Libraries, Winter 2009-10)'John Walton's expertise in the Ancient Near Eastern sources enables him to shed a flood of new and unexpected light on the deeper meaning of Genesis 1. The Creator, Genesis is saying, designed heaven and earth as a great temple with the intention of coming to live in it himself--and the sabbath isn't just a nice break after the work is done, but the moment when he takes up residence in the world he has just made. The implications of this resonate right through the rest of the Bible. This is not just a book to invite 'creationists' to think differently; it is a book to help all Bible students read the whole of Scripture with fresh eyes.' (N. T. Wright, Bishop of Durham)'Professor Walton seeks to describe clearly and with ruthless honesty the nature and purpose of the biblical text in Genesis that is juxtaposed to the claims of modern science and scientism in the current debate over origins. His work will be welcomed by all those who seek to render to both the Scriptures and modern science the authority appropriate to each--while at the same time avoiding false or unnecessary stands on either side.' (Shirley A. Mullen, president, Houghton College)'John Walton offers a compelling and persuasive interpretation of Genesis, one that challenges those who take it as an account of material origins. His excellent book is must-reading for all who are interested in the origins debate.' (Tremper Longman III, author of How to Read Genesis, and Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College)'Every theologian, every pastor, every Christian in the natural sciences, indeed, every Christian who loves the Bible must put aside all other reading material this minute and immediately begin to absorb the contents of John Walton's The Lost World of Genesis One. Walton closely examines Genesis 1 in light of ancient Near Eastern literature and offers a compelling case that the creation account is far more concerned with the cosmos being given its functions as God's temple than it is with the manufacture of the material structures of the earth and universe. In the process, he has blown away all the futile attempts to elicit modern science from the first chapter of the Bible.' (Davis A. Young, Professor Emeritus of Geology, Calvin College, and coauthor of The Bible, Rocks and Time)'Walton's cosmic temple inauguration view of Genesis 1 is a landmark study in the interpretation of that controversial chapter. On the basis of ancient Near Eastern literatures, a rigorous study of the Hebrew word bara' ('create'), and a cogent and sustained argument, Walton has gifted the church with a fresh interpretation of Genesis 1. His view that the seven days refers to the inauguration of the cosmos as a functioning temple where God takes up his residence as his headquarters from which he runs the world merits reflection by all who love the God of Abraham.' (Bruce Waltke, professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary)'This book presents a profoundly important new analysis of the meaning of Genesis. Digging deeply into the original Hebrew language and the culture of the people of Israel in Old Testament times, respected scholar John Walton argues convincingly that Genesis was intended to describe the creation of the functions of the cosmos, not its material nature. In the process, he elevates Scripture to a new level of respectful understanding, and eliminates any conflict between scientific and scriptural descriptions of origins.' (Francis S. Collins, head of the Human Genome Project and author of The Language of God) Read more Review 'Walton's cosmic temple inauguration view of Genesis 1 is a landmark study in the interpretation of that controversial chapter. On the basis of ancient Near Eastern literatures, a rigorous study of the Hebrew word bara' ('create'), and a cogent and sustained argument, Walton has gifted the church with a fresh interpretation of Genesis 1. His view that the seven days refers to the inauguration of the cosmos as a functioning temple where God takes up his residence as his headquarters from which he runs the world merits reflection by all who love the God of Abraham.' Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart

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Pdf:Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart.We live in an age characterized by agitation and lack of peace. This tendency manifests itself in our spiritual as well as our secular life. In our search for God and holiness, in our service to our neighbor, a kind of restlessness and anxiety take the place of the confidence and peace which ought to be ours. What must we do to overcome the moments of fear and distress which assail us? How can we learn to place all our confidence in God and abandon ourselves into his loving care? This is what is taught in this simple, yet profound little treatise on peace of head. Taking concrete examples from our everyday life, the author invites us to respond in a Gospel fashion to the upsetting situations we must all confront. Since peace of heart is a pure gift of God, it is something we should seek, pursue and ask him for without cease. This book is here to help us in that pursuit.

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Rose Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Time Lines

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Pdf:Rose Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Time Lines.Review Review By: Dr. Jerry Falwell (deceased),   Liberty University - October 1, 2005 'It is awesome! Rose Publishing has produced one of the finest books I have ever seen. Every aspect of the charts, maps and time lines leaps off the page with spectacular color, incredible accuracy and intricate detail. Rose Book of Bible Charts, Maps and Time Lines is a must for every pastor and teacher who wants to clearly present the truths of the Bible.”Review  Kirkus, Discoveries - June 15, 2007 “A compendium of charts, time lines, lists and illustrations to accompany study of the Bible. This visually appealing resource provides a wide array of illustrative and textually concise references, beginning with three sets of charts covering the Bible as a whole, the Old Testament and the New Testament. These charts cover such topics as biblical weights and measures, feasts and holidays and the 12 disciples. Most of the charts use a variety of illustrative techniques to convey lessons and provide visual interest. A worthwhile example is 'How We Got the Bible,' which provides a time line of translation history, comparisons of canons among faiths and portraits of important figures in biblcial translation, such as Jerome and John Wycliffe. The book then presents a section of maps, followed by diagrams to conceptualize such structures as Noah's Ark and Solomon's Temple. Finally, a section on Christianity, cults and other religions describes key aspects of history and doctrine for certain Christian sects and other faith traditions. Overall, the authors take a traditionalist, conservative approach. For instance, they list Moses as the author of the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Hebrew Bible) without making mention of claims to the contrary. When comparing various Christian sects and world religions, the emphasis is on doctrine and orthodox theology. Some chapters, however, may not completely align with the needs of Catholic and Orthodox churches. But the author's leanings are muted enough and do not detract from the work's usefulness. As a resource, it's well organized, inviting and visually stimulating. Even the most seasoned reader will learn something while browsing. Worthwhile reference stuffed with facts and illustrations.”Review By: Carey Hardy, Executive Pastor, Grace Community Church (John MacArthur's church), Sun Valley, - January 5, 2006 BOOK OF THE MONTH, JANUARY 2006 - Grace Books International “We’ve heard it many times: ‘A picture is worth a thousand words.’ Perhaps that’s not true for every issue. Nevertheless, having a visual on certain topics can help cement information in our minds. The Rose Book of Bible Charts, Maps & Time Lines is such a visual. When it comes to assimilating biblical dates, locations, geography, lists, events, journeys, etc., this will prove to be a resource you’ll turn to over and over as you study Scripture.” Read more

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The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary (Vol. Three-Volume Set)

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Pdf:The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary (Vol. Three-Volume Set).About the Author Robert Alter's translation of the Hebrew Bible, the magnificent capstone to a lifetime of distinguished scholarly work, has won the PEN Center Literary Award for Translation. His immense achievements in scholarship ranging from the eighteenth-century European novel to contemporary Hebrew and American literature earned Alter the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Los Angeles Times. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, Alter is the Class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Read more

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The Complete Apocrypha: 2018 Edition with Enoch, Jasher, and Jubilees

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Pdf:The Complete Apocrypha: 2018 Edition with Enoch, Jasher, and Jubilees.THE NEW, LITERAL, EASY-TO-READ, DEFINITIVE COLLECTION OF CHRISTIAN APOCRYPHAL BOOKSAll 12 Christian apocryphal books + Enoch, Jasher, and Jubilees + All of the apocryphal additions to Daniel, Esther, and Psalms—17 books in oneThe complete collection in a single, high-quality, 6" x 9" paperback, with book, chapter, page, and verse numberingTwo-thirds as much material as the standard 66 books of The Holy BibleWith The Complete Apocrypha you can discover what the world was like before Noah's Flood, who the Nephilim were, how Cain died, how Abraham was tutored in the knowledge of God by Noah's son Shem, what happened during the 400 "silent years", how the Prophet Daniel slayed a dragon, and the answers to countless other mysteriesThis is the only modern translation of the complete collection of deuterocanonical books known popularly as "The Apocrypha" that also includes Enoch, Jasher, and Jubilees. Aside from Jasher, they were included as secondary works in the canon of Scripture for most of the Church's history. The Literal Standard Version (LSV) is a modern translation that stays true to the original manuscripts. This handsome 6" x 9" edition features a matte finish with thick, high-quality, cream-colored pages and 8-point Times New Roman font for elegance and easy reading. The Complete Apocrypha offers a staggering two-thirds as much material as the canonical 66 books of the Holy Bible. Additionally, the apocryphal versions of Esther and Daniel are included in their entirety. The Complete Apocrypha includes Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Sirach, Baruch, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Maccabees, 1st and 2nd Esdras, Prayer of Manasses, Enoch, Jubilees, Jasher, Psalm 151, and all of the apocryphal additions to Daniel and Esther (including The Prayer of Azariah, Susanna, and Bel and the Dragon). This collection is published by Covenant Press, the publishing arm of the Covenant Christian Coalition.

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God's Creative Power for Healing

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Pdf:God's Creative Power for Healing.About the Author Charles Capps is a retired farmer, land developer, and ordained minister who travels throughout the United States sharing the truth of God's Word. He has taught Bible seminars for thirty years, sharing how Christians can apply the Word to the circumstances of life and live victoriously. Besides authoring several books, including the bestselling The Tongue-A Creative Force, and the minibook God's Creative Power, which has sold over 3 million copies, Charles Capps Ministries has a national daily syndicated radio broadcast and a weekly television broadcast aired over several networks called 'Concepts of Faith.' Read more

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Wife After God: Drawing Closer to God & Your Husband

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Pdf:Wife After God: Drawing Closer to God & Your Husband.Review 'I love this devotional and her style of writing -it is so warm, comforting and inspiring. If you need someone to come along side you and gently lead you as a wife - this book will do just that for you.' - womenlivingwell.org'Every word in her devotional reflects God, His Word and His love story with humanity. She brings Godly wisdom and clarification to controversial topics like submission. I can't recommend this devotional highly enough; it cuts to the core of marriage which starts with a daily, intimate relationship with the first lover of our souls, Jesus Christ. ' -  FierceMarriage.com Read more From the Author This devotional is dedicated to my amazing husband. Thank you for encouraging me, supporting me, and always pointing me to Christ. I love you!---This devotional is also dedicated to Gary And Courtney. Thank you for showing me how to step out in faith. Your friendship is priceless! Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Final Days of Jesus: A Lent Study by Sacred Holidays

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Pdf:The Final Days of Jesus: A Lent Study by Sacred Holidays.Do you long for Easter to mean more than pastel fluff?If you want Easter to be more than beautiful dresses, baskets bursting with chocolate, and afancy lunch spread out for those you love, then this is for you. Beautiful dresses and chocolate arewelcome, but let’s shift our attention to the One who saves—Jesus!Have you ever known someone during their final days?Likely, you still remember their every movement and word. You listened for wisdom and, especially ifit was someone you loved, you cherished each instruction and encouragement they gave you in those days. How much more valuable, special and meaningful are the final words and actions of Jesus? Join us this Lent as we focus on the final days of Jesus, from His triumphal entry to the most intimate moments with His disciples, each one leading to the cross and an empty tomb.THIS LENT STUDY INCLUDES:Reflect and Commit (Do Before Lent Begins)Lenten Candle Lighting Prompt and StudyThree Bible Study Days Each WeekWeekly Sabbath Day GuideDaily Prayer Prompts and Weekly Prayer DaySupport for Groups (See Online for More)

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Wife in Pursuit: 31 Daily Challenges for Loving Your Husband Well (The 31 Day Pursuit Challenge) (Volume 2)

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Pdf:Wife in Pursuit: 31 Daily Challenges for Loving Your Husband Well (The 31 Day Pursuit Challenge) (Volume 2).About the Author Selena Frederick is passionate about helping women treasure Christ most and love their families well. She and her husband, Ryan, founded their blog, Fierce Marriage, with one simple mission: to point couples to Christ. Together, their writing reaches millions of monthly readers around the world with the transformational message of the gospel. Read more

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Twenty-Four Hours a Day

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Pdf:Twenty-Four Hours a Day.About the Author Hazelden Meditations Hazelden Meditations is a contributor for the following Hazelden Title: Keep It Simple Read more

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The Passion Translation New Testament (Large Print) Brown: With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs

Pdf Bibles The Passion Translation New Testament (Large Print) Brown: With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs

Pdf:The Passion Translation New Testament (Large Print) Brown: With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs.Color:Brown Product Description Encounter the Heart of God The Passion Translation® is a new, heart-level Bible translation that expresses God’s fiery heart of love, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s Word. The goal of this translation is to trigger inside every reader an overwhelming response to the truth of the Bible, unfolding the deep mysteries of the Scriptures in the love language of God, the language of the heart.  BIBLE FEATURES INCLUDE: In-depth footnotes that include insightful study notes, commentary, word studies, cross references, alternate translations, and moreExtensive introductions for each bookTraditional two-column formatPremium Bible paperRich, contemporary 11 point font for Bible textSecond edition translation updatesExquisite faux leather cover with special heat debossing “All you thirsty ones, come to me! Come to me and drink! Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being just like the Scripture says!” John 7:37-38 “Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart.” Psalm 5:3 “I continue to pray for your love to grow and increase more and more until it overflows, bringing you into the rich revelation of spiritual insight in all things. And with this revelation you will come to know God fully as he imparts to you the deepest understanding of his ways.” Philippians 1:9 Review “One of the greatest things to happen with Bible translation in my lifetime.”- Bill Johnson - Pastor, Bethel Church, Best-Selling Author “Brian Simmons’ work is truly breathtaking! We so appreciate the labor of love that went into translating the Scriptures. The Passion Translation has energized our study of the Bible, and we’re certain it will do the same for you.”- John and Lisa Bevere - Founders of Messenger International and Best-Selling Authors “The Passion Translation makes powerful truths more accessible and at the same time stirs our inner man to rejoice and receive.”- Graham Cooke - brilliantperspectives.com“I believe The Passion Translation will be the Bible of choice for the next Jesus people movement.” - Dr. Ché Ahn - President & Founder, Harvest International Ministry Founder, HRock Church, Pasadena, CA, International Chancellor, Wagner University, www.cheahn.org “The Word of God is our collective and yet deeply personal love letter from above. It positions you and me within proven, godly wisdom and gives precious insight into the heart, nature, and goodness of God. I have loved the individual books published thus far from The Passion Translation, and look forward with great anticipation to adding the entire New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Songs to my own private (and public) reading. With my husband, Brian, and our Hillsong church family, we know these pages will bring to life the One whose name is Jesus—whose passion is humanity and whose heart is for you.”- Bobbie Houston - Co-Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church “The Passion Translation skillfully penned by Dr. Brian Simmons contains deep treasures that can only be discovered through intense scholarly research saturated in Divine Revelation. Dr. Brian Simmons fulfilled both of these criteria so he could present to you this glorious gift. Keys to knowing the heart of God and His deep love for His people will fill you as you read and meditate on the scriptures. I personally cannot get enough of this translation! It is beyond beautiful!”- Dr. Patricia King - Founder of Patricia King Ministries“I have devoured The Passion Translation! There is a fragrance of God’s Spirit that emanates from the powerful expressions that Brian Simmons has brought forth in this translation. Not only have I used The Passion Translation for teaching, but I have picked up certain books of the Bible and read them like a living novel. I love this translation! “- Dr. Chuck D. Pierce - President, Global Spheres Inc., President, Glory of Zion Intl. “With the Mind of a Scholar and Heart of a Lover, Brian Simmons combines the best of both worlds for us in his devoted translation work in Letters from Heaven. What a marvelous job my friend and seasoned leader is doing for the Body of Christ! I applaud the life and ministry of Dr. Brian Simmons!”- Dr. James W. Goll “The Passion Translation is a refreshing, dynamic version of the ancient Scriptures. Most translations of the Bible communicate what God has said, but The Passion Translation communicates equally God’s heart behind the words. It is a beautiful, moving read.”- Wesley and Stacey Campbell - Authors of Praying the Bible: The Pathway to Spirituality and Praying the Bible: The Book of Prayers, wesleystaceycampbell.com“Over the past few years, The Passion Translation has deeply changed my life. In the summer of 2016 I brought “Letters From Heaven” including Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and I & II Timothy on vacation with me to read in the early hours of morning before my children woke up. Little did I know how eye opening this translation would be. I found myself weeping in the midst of revelation and then laughing at the goodness and profound nature of God’s love for us. I not only saw the word of God with fresh lenses, but with a depth I’ve never experienced. I cannot encourage you enough to dig into The Passion Translation.”- Andi Andrew - Author of She Is Free, Founder of The She Is Free Conference, Co-Lead Pastor of Liberty Church, andiandrew.com 'Forged many years ago while translating the Scriptures among South American tribes, and hammered out on the anvil of decades of personal devotion and apostolic experience, my dear friend Brian Simmons brings to the earth a powerful and refreshing translation of the Scriptures that is fueling and inflaming the hearts of tens of thousands world wide. Like the Living Bible that sprung forth in the days of the Jesus Movement, this translation bursts forth from the womb of this present revival. Read it and get caught up in a God-swirl of spiritual understanding and revelation.'- Lou Engle -The Call See all Product description

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Believer's Bible Commentary: Second Edition

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Pdf:Believer's Bible Commentary: Second Edition.It is important for Christians to grow in biblical knowledge, however, the word “commentary” can be intimidating. The second edition of Believer’s Bible Commentary,Thomas Nelson’s best-selling commentary, is specifically designed as a user-friendly tool for believers wanting to better understand the Bible but aren’t sure where to begin. The commentary, written by the late William MacDonald, explores all 66 books of the Bible and tackles controversial issues from a theologically-conservative standpoint while also presenting alternate views.  Believer’s Bible Commentary is a great introduction to Bible study, giving clarity and context to scripture in easy-to-understand language and practical application. Features:Nelson's best-selling Bible commentaryBalanced approach to linguistic studies and useful applicationEasy to understand14 pages of 4-color mapsUse with any Bible translationBest used with the New King James version of the Bible. 

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He Is Alive: A Lent Study by Sacred Holidays

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Pdf:He Is Alive: A Lent Study by Sacred Holidays.WE ALREADY KNOW HOW THIS STORY GOES:Jesus is alive!This Lent, the days leading up to Easter, we are going to slow down and take in the life of Jesuson earth, so we can more fully celebrate His resurrected life. We will go chapter by chapter through the book of John, taking note of each detail recorded about Jesus’ life and ministry. This study is structured to train you to study His Word and follow His teaching. The hope is that at the end of the study, you will have greater confidence in studying Scripture andhave learned some new tools to connect you with your Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.THIS STUDY INCLUDES:Reflect and Commit (Do Before Lent Begins)Weekly Lenten Candle Lighting Prompt and Study DaysThree Scripture study days per weekWeekly Sabbath Day GuideWeekly Repentance and Prayer Guide (a common Lent practice)Daily Prayer Prompts and Weekly Prayer DaySupport for Groups (See Online for More)SACRED HOLIDAYS ALSO OFFERS:An active, encouraging, challenging, and fun Online CommunityTeaching and Tip videos with Becky and the Sacred Holidays team

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31 Prayers For My Son: Seeking God's Perfect Will For Him

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Pdf:31 Prayers For My Son: Seeking God's Perfect Will For Him.Praying For HimChildren are an incredible blessing. Parenthood is a marvelous gift. God created something uniquely special in the bond between a parent and child. As you continue on your journey of parenting, purpose your heart to pray for your son, seeking God's perfect will for his life. This resource is designed to walk you through thirty-one specific prayers for your son. This resource will help you... learn how to pray for your son. inspire you to pray for his greatest needs. challenge you to pray for him daily. encourage you to pray with him. embrace intimacy with God as you pray to Him.

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31 Prayers For My Daughter: Seeking God’s Perfect Will For Her

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Pdf:31 Prayers For My Daughter: Seeking God’s Perfect Will For Her.Pray For Your DaughterChildren are an incredible blessing. Parenthood is a marvelous gift. God created something uniquely special in the bond between a parent and child. As you continue on your journey of parenting, purpose your heart to pray daily and earnestly for your daughter, seeking God's perfect will for her life. A daily prayer life is essential to raising Godly children. This resource is designed to walk you through thirty-one specific prayers for your daughter. 31 Prayers For Your Daughter will help you... learn how to pray for your daughter. inspire you to pray for her greatest needs.challenge you to pray for her daily.encourage you to pray with her. embrace intimacy with God as you pray to Him.

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The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version

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Pdf:The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version.Review 'The Oxford Annotated Bible and its successors have established a rich tradition that has served both students and readers of the Bible. With the newly revised Fifth Edition readers are met with a significantly enhanced volume. Retaining the basic format and features of earlier editions, the Fifth Edition of the New Oxford Annotated Bible has enhanced the text with features that are sure to be deeply appreciated by its users.'-- Dale E. Luffman, Association for Mormon Letters Read more About the Author Michael Coogan is Lecturer on Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Harvard Divinity School and Director of Publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum. He has also taught at Harvard University, Boston College, Wellesley College, Fordham University, and the University of Waterloo (Ontario), and has participated in and directed archaeological excavations in Israel, Jordan, Cyprus, and Egypt. He is the author of Old Testament text books and The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction.Marc Z. Brettler is Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor in Judaic Studies at Duke University.Carol Newsom is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology, Emory University.Pheme Perkins is Professor of Theology at Boston College. Read more

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The Passion Translation New Testament (2nd Edition) Peony

Pdf Bibles The Passion Translation New Testament (2nd Edition) Peony

Pdf:The Passion Translation New Testament (2nd Edition) Peony.Color:HC Peony Product Description Encounter the Heart of God The Passion Translation® is a new, heart-level Bible translation that expresses God’s fiery heart of love, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s Word. The goal of this translation is to trigger inside every reader an overwhelming response to the truth of the Bible, unfolding the deep mysteries of the Scriptures in the love language of God, the language of the heart.  BIBLE FEATURES INCLUDE: In-depth footnotes that include insightful study notes, commentary, word studies, cross references, alternate translations, and moreTraditional two-column formatPremium Bible paper Extensive introductions and outlines for each bookRich, contemporary fontRibbon marker“All you thirsty ones, come to me! Come to me and drink! Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being just like the Scripture says!” John 7:37-38 “Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart.” Psalm 5:3 “I continue to pray for your love to grow and increase more and more until it overflows, bringing you into the rich revelation of spiritual insight in all things. And with this revelation you will come to know God fully as he imparts to you the deepest understanding of his ways.” Philippians 1:9 Review “One of the greatest things to happen with Bible translation in my lifetime.”- Bill Johnson - Pastor, Bethel Church, Best-Selling Author “Brian Simmons’ work is truly breathtaking! We so appreciate the labor of love that went into translating the Scriptures. The Passion Translation has energized our study of the Bible, and we’re certain it will do the same for you.”- John and Lisa Bevere - Founders of Messenger International and Best-Selling Authors “The Passion Translation makes powerful truths more accessible and at the same time stirs our inner man to rejoice and receive.”- Graham Cooke - brilliantperspectives.com“I believe The Passion Translation will be the Bible of choice for the next Jesus people movement.” - Dr. Ché Ahn - President & Founder, Harvest International Ministry Founder, HRock Church, Pasadena, CA, International Chancellor, Wagner University, www.cheahn.org “The Word of God is our collective and yet deeply personal love letter from above. It positions you and me within proven, godly wisdom and gives precious insight into the heart, nature, and goodness of God. I have loved the individual books published thus far from The Passion Translation, and look forward with great anticipation to adding the entire New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Songs to my own private (and public) reading. With my husband, Brian, and our Hillsong church family, we know these pages will bring to life the One whose name is Jesus—whose passion is humanity and whose heart is for you.”- Bobbie Houston - Co-Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church “The Passion Translation skillfully penned by Dr. Brian Simmons contains deep treasures that can only be discovered through intense scholarly research saturated in Divine Revelation. Dr. Brian Simmons fulfilled both of these criteria so he could present to you this glorious gift. Keys to knowing the heart of God and His deep love for His people will fill you as you read and meditate on the scriptures. I personally cannot get enough of this translation! It is beyond beautiful!”- Dr. Patricia King - Founder of Patricia King Ministries“I have devoured The Passion Translation! There is a fragrance of God’s Spirit that emanates from the powerful expressions that Brian Simmons has brought forth in this translation. Not only have I used The Passion Translation for teaching, but I have picked up certain books of the Bible and read them like a living novel. I love this translation! “- Dr. Chuck D. Pierce - President, Global Spheres Inc., President, Glory of Zion Intl. “With the Mind of a Scholar and Heart of a Lover, Brian Simmons combines the best of both worlds for us in his devoted translation work in Letters from Heaven. What a marvelous job my friend and seasoned leader is doing for the Body of Christ! I applaud the life and ministry of Dr. Brian Simmons!”- Dr. James W. Goll “The Passion Translation is a refreshing, dynamic version of the ancient Scriptures. Most translations of the Bible communicate what God has said, but The Passion Translation communicates equally God’s heart behind the words. It is a beautiful, moving read.”- Wesley and Stacey Campbell - Authors of Praying the Bible: The Pathway to Spirituality and Praying the Bible: The Book of Prayers, wesleystaceycampbell.com“Over the past few years, The Passion Translation has deeply changed my life. In the summer of 2016 I brought “Letters From Heaven” including Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and I & II Timothy on vacation with me to read in the early hours of morning before my children woke up. Little did I know how eye opening this translation would be. I found myself weeping in the midst of revelation and then laughing at the goodness and profound nature of God’s love for us. I not only saw the word of God with fresh lenses, but with a depth I’ve never experienced. I cannot encourage you enough to dig into The Passion Translation.”- Andi Andrew - Author of She Is Free, Founder of The She Is Free Conference, Co-Lead Pastor of Liberty Church, andiandrew.com 'Forged many years ago while translating the Scriptures among South American tribes, and hammered out on the anvil of decades of personal devotion and apostolic experience, my dear friend Brian Simmons brings to the earth a powerful and refreshing translation of the Scriptures that is fueling and inflaming the hearts of tens of thousands world wide. Like the Living Bible that sprung forth in the days of the Jesus Movement, this translation bursts forth from the womb of this present revival. Read it and get caught up in a God-swirl of spiritual understanding and revelation.'- Lou Engle -The Call See all Product description

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Switch On Your Brain Every Day: 365 Readings for Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health

Pdf Bibles Switch On Your Brain Every Day: 365 Readings for Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health

Pdf:Switch On Your Brain Every Day: 365 Readings for Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health.From the Back Cover A happier, healthier, more enjoyable life--starting today!What we think about affects us both physically and emotionally. According to researchers, the vast majority of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of a toxic thought life. In her bestselling book Switch On Your Brain, Dr. Caroline Leaf offered a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns. Now she shows you how to instill the practices for living a healthy, happy life into your daily routine. These readings offer encouragement and strategies to reap the benefits of a detoxed thought life--every day!Are you ready to experience maximum happiness and health? Then switch on your brain!Dr. Caroline Leaf is the author of Switch On Your Brain, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, The Perfect You, and Think, Learn, Succeed. She speaks at conferences globally to Christian, medical, corporate, and educational audiences, and is frequently interviewed on TV and radio. Her show, The Dr. Leaf Show, airs weekly on YouTube. Leaf and her husband, Mac, live with their four children in Dallas and Los Angeles. Read more About the Author Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and audiologist who has worked in the area of cognitive neuroscience, education, and mental health since 1985. The author of Switch On Your Brain, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, The Perfect You, and Think, Learn, Succeed, Leaf has been featured on many shows, including Enjoying Everyday Life with Joyce Meyer, LIFE Today with James and Betty Robison, Today with Marilyn and Sarah, It's Supernatural with Sid Roth, and Doctor to Doctor. Dr. Leaf also hosts The Dr. Leaf Show on TBN. She lives in Dallas, Texas. Read more

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Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey (Encountering Biblical Studies)

Pdf Bibles Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey (Encountering Biblical Studies)

Pdf:Encountering the New Testament: A Historical and Theological Survey (Encountering Biblical Studies).From the Back Cover Studying the New Testament can be an exciting--and intimidating--experience. This readable survey is designed to make the adventure less daunting and more rewarding.Now in its third edition, this award-winning textbook includes updated content and a new interior design. An accompanying website offers a wide array of resources for students and professors.Other helpful features include:• abundant images, maps, and charts--all in full color• sidebars that address ethical and theological concerns and provide primary source material• focus boxes isolatifng key issues• chapter outlines, learning objectives, and summaries• study questionsStudents of the New Testament will find this introductory text both informative and engaging.Praise for Previous Editions'This is a beautifully produced, user-friendly book introducing students to the NT.' --Peter Oakes, Journal for the Study of the New Testament'Encountering the New Testament is a highly commendable introduction to the study of the New Testament. The text provides a fine foundation upon which a professor in a classroom can build.' --Robert W. Bernard, Southwestern Journal of Theology Read more About the Author Walter A. Elwell (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is emeritus professor of biblical and theological studies at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, where he taught for twenty-eight years. He has edited numerous reference works. Robert W. Yarbrough (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He has authored, coauthored, or translated several books and is coeditor of the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Read more

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The Passion Translation New Testament (2nd Edition) Floral: With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs

Pdf Bibles The Passion Translation New Testament (2nd Edition) Floral: With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs

Pdf:The Passion Translation New Testament (2nd Edition) Floral: With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs.Color:Floral Product Description Encounter the Heart of God The Passion Translation® is a new, heart-level Bible translation that expresses God’s fiery heart of love, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s Word. The goal of this translation is to trigger inside every reader an overwhelming response to the truth of the Bible, unfolding the deep mysteries of the Scriptures in the love language of God, the language of the heart.  BIBLE FEATURES INCLUDE: In-depth footnotes that include insightful study notes, commentary, word studies, cross references, alternate translations, and moreTraditional two-column formatPremium Bible paper Extensive introductions and outlines for each bookRich, contemporary fontRibbon marker“All you thirsty ones, come to me! Come to me and drink! Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being just like the Scripture says!” John 7:37-38 “Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart.” Psalm 5:3 “I continue to pray for your love to grow and increase more and more until it overflows, bringing you into the rich revelation of spiritual insight in all things. And with this revelation you will come to know God fully as he imparts to you the deepest understanding of his ways.” Philippians 1:9 Review “One of the greatest things to happen with Bible translation in my lifetime.”- Bill Johnson - Pastor, Bethel Church, Best-Selling Author “Brian Simmons’ work is truly breathtaking! We so appreciate the labor of love that went into translating the Scriptures. The Passion Translation has energized our study of the Bible, and we’re certain it will do the same for you.”- John and Lisa Bevere - Founders of Messenger International and Best-Selling Authors “The Passion Translation makes powerful truths more accessible and at the same time stirs our inner man to rejoice and receive.”- Graham Cooke - brilliantperspectives.com“I believe The Passion Translation will be the Bible of choice for the next Jesus people movement.” - Dr. Ché Ahn - President & Founder, Harvest International Ministry Founder, HRock Church, Pasadena, CA, International Chancellor, Wagner University, www.cheahn.org “The Word of God is our collective and yet deeply personal love letter from above. It positions you and me within proven, godly wisdom and gives precious insight into the heart, nature, and goodness of God. I have loved the individual books published thus far from The Passion Translation, and look forward with great anticipation to adding the entire New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Songs to my own private (and public) reading. With my husband, Brian, and our Hillsong church family, we know these pages will bring to life the One whose name is Jesus—whose passion is humanity and whose heart is for you.”- Bobbie Houston - Co-Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church “The Passion Translation skillfully penned by Dr. Brian Simmons contains deep treasures that can only be discovered through intense scholarly research saturated in Divine Revelation. Dr. Brian Simmons fulfilled both of these criteria so he could present to you this glorious gift. Keys to knowing the heart of God and His deep love for His people will fill you as you read and meditate on the scriptures. I personally cannot get enough of this translation! It is beyond beautiful!”- Dr. Patricia King - Founder of Patricia King Ministries“I have devoured The Passion Translation! There is a fragrance of God’s Spirit that emanates from the powerful expressions that Brian Simmons has brought forth in this translation. Not only have I used The Passion Translation for teaching, but I have picked up certain books of the Bible and read them like a living novel. I love this translation! “- Dr. Chuck D. Pierce - President, Global Spheres Inc., President, Glory of Zion Intl. “With the Mind of a Scholar and Heart of a Lover, Brian Simmons combines the best of both worlds for us in his devoted translation work in Letters from Heaven. What a marvelous job my friend and seasoned leader is doing for the Body of Christ! I applaud the life and ministry of Dr. Brian Simmons!”- Dr. James W. Goll “The Passion Translation is a refreshing, dynamic version of the ancient Scriptures. Most translations of the Bible communicate what God has said, but The Passion Translation communicates equally God’s heart behind the words. It is a beautiful, moving read.”- Wesley and Stacey Campbell - Authors of Praying the Bible: The Pathway to Spirituality and Praying the Bible: The Book of Prayers, wesleystaceycampbell.com“Over the past few years, The Passion Translation has deeply changed my life. In the summer of 2016 I brought “Letters From Heaven” including Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and I & II Timothy on vacation with me to read in the early hours of morning before my children woke up. Little did I know how eye opening this translation would be. I found myself weeping in the midst of revelation and then laughing at the goodness and profound nature of God’s love for us. I not only saw the word of God with fresh lenses, but with a depth I’ve never experienced. I cannot encourage you enough to dig into The Passion Translation.”- Andi Andrew - Author of She Is Free, Founder of The She Is Free Conference, Co-Lead Pastor of Liberty Church, andiandrew.com 'Forged many years ago while translating the Scriptures among South American tribes, and hammered out on the anvil of decades of personal devotion and apostolic experience, my dear friend Brian Simmons brings to the earth a powerful and refreshing translation of the Scriptures that is fueling and inflaming the hearts of tens of thousands world wide. Like the Living Bible that sprung forth in the days of the Jesus Movement, this translation bursts forth from the womb of this present revival. Read it and get caught up in a God-swirl of spiritual understanding and revelation.'- Lou Engle -The Call See all Product description

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God's Creative Power Will Work For You

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Pdf:God's Creative Power Will Work For You.About the Author Charles Capps is a retired farmer, land developer, and ordained minister who travels throughout the United States sharing the truth of God's Word. He has taught Bible seminars for thirty years, sharing how Christians can apply the Word to the circumstances of life and live victoriously. Besides authoring several books, including the bestselling The Tongue-A Creative Force, and the minibook God's Creative Power, which has sold over 3 million copies, Charles Capps Ministries has a national daily syndicated radio broadcast and a weekly television broadcast aired over several networks called 'Concepts of Faith.' Read more

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The Passion Translation New Testament (Large Print) Burgundy: With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs

Pdf Bibles The Passion Translation New Testament (Large Print) Burgundy: With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs

Pdf:The Passion Translation New Testament (Large Print) Burgundy: With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs.Color:Burgundy Product Description Encounter the Heart of God The Passion Translation® is a new, heart-level Bible translation that expresses God’s fiery heart of love, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s Word. The goal of this translation is to trigger inside every reader an overwhelming response to the truth of the Bible, unfolding the deep mysteries of the Scriptures in the love language of God, the language of the heart.  BIBLE FEATURES INCLUDE: In-depth footnotes that include insightful study notes, commentary, word studies, cross references, alternate translations, and moreExtensive introductions for each bookTraditional two-column formatPremium Bible paperRich, contemporary 11 point font for Bible textSecond edition translation updatesExquisite faux leather cover with special heat debossing “All you thirsty ones, come to me! Come to me and drink! Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being just like the Scripture says!” John 7:37-38 “Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart.” Psalm 5:3 “I continue to pray for your love to grow and increase more and more until it overflows, bringing you into the rich revelation of spiritual insight in all things. And with this revelation you will come to know God fully as he imparts to you the deepest understanding of his ways.” Philippians 1:9 Review “One of the greatest things to happen with Bible translation in my lifetime.”- Bill Johnson - Pastor, Bethel Church, Best-Selling Author “Brian Simmons’ work is truly breathtaking! We so appreciate the labor of love that went into translating the Scriptures. The Passion Translation has energized our study of the Bible, and we’re certain it will do the same for you.”- John and Lisa Bevere - Founders of Messenger International and Best-Selling Authors “The Passion Translation makes powerful truths more accessible and at the same time stirs our inner man to rejoice and receive.”- Graham Cooke - brilliantperspectives.com“I believe The Passion Translation will be the Bible of choice for the next Jesus people movement.” - Dr. Ché Ahn - President & Founder, Harvest International Ministry Founder, HRock Church, Pasadena, CA, International Chancellor, Wagner University, www.cheahn.org “The Word of God is our collective and yet deeply personal love letter from above. It positions you and me within proven, godly wisdom and gives precious insight into the heart, nature, and goodness of God. I have loved the individual books published thus far from The Passion Translation, and look forward with great anticipation to adding the entire New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Songs to my own private (and public) reading. With my husband, Brian, and our Hillsong church family, we know these pages will bring to life the One whose name is Jesus—whose passion is humanity and whose heart is for you.”- Bobbie Houston - Co-Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church “The Passion Translation skillfully penned by Dr. Brian Simmons contains deep treasures that can only be discovered through intense scholarly research saturated in Divine Revelation. Dr. Brian Simmons fulfilled both of these criteria so he could present to you this glorious gift. Keys to knowing the heart of God and His deep love for His people will fill you as you read and meditate on the scriptures. I personally cannot get enough of this translation! It is beyond beautiful!”- Dr. Patricia King - Founder of Patricia King Ministries“I have devoured The Passion Translation! There is a fragrance of God’s Spirit that emanates from the powerful expressions that Brian Simmons has brought forth in this translation. Not only have I used The Passion Translation for teaching, but I have picked up certain books of the Bible and read them like a living novel. I love this translation! “- Dr. Chuck D. Pierce - President, Global Spheres Inc., President, Glory of Zion Intl. “With the Mind of a Scholar and Heart of a Lover, Brian Simmons combines the best of both worlds for us in his devoted translation work in Letters from Heaven. What a marvelous job my friend and seasoned leader is doing for the Body of Christ! I applaud the life and ministry of Dr. Brian Simmons!”- Dr. James W. Goll “The Passion Translation is a refreshing, dynamic version of the ancient Scriptures. Most translations of the Bible communicate what God has said, but The Passion Translation communicates equally God’s heart behind the words. It is a beautiful, moving read.”- Wesley and Stacey Campbell - Authors of Praying the Bible: The Pathway to Spirituality and Praying the Bible: The Book of Prayers, wesleystaceycampbell.com“Over the past few years, The Passion Translation has deeply changed my life. In the summer of 2016 I brought “Letters From Heaven” including Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and I & II Timothy on vacation with me to read in the early hours of morning before my children woke up. Little did I know how eye opening this translation would be. I found myself weeping in the midst of revelation and then laughing at the goodness and profound nature of God’s love for us. I not only saw the word of God with fresh lenses, but with a depth I’ve never experienced. I cannot encourage you enough to dig into The Passion Translation.”- Andi Andrew - Author of She Is Free, Founder of The She Is Free Conference, Co-Lead Pastor of Liberty Church, andiandrew.com 'Forged many years ago while translating the Scriptures among South American tribes, and hammered out on the anvil of decades of personal devotion and apostolic experience, my dear friend Brian Simmons brings to the earth a powerful and refreshing translation of the Scriptures that is fueling and inflaming the hearts of tens of thousands world wide. Like the Living Bible that sprung forth in the days of the Jesus Movement, this translation bursts forth from the womb of this present revival. Read it and get caught up in a God-swirl of spiritual understanding and revelation.'- Lou Engle -The Call See all Product description

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Holy Bible NLT, Personal Size Large Print edition (Red Letter, Bonded Leather, Black)

Pdf Bibles Holy Bible NLT, Personal Size Large Print edition (Red Letter, Bonded Leather, Black)

Pdf:Holy Bible NLT, Personal Size Large Print edition (Red Letter, Bonded Leather, Black).Large 12-point font in a personal size binding make this Bible easy to read and carry. Deluxe features include red letter, dictionary/concordance, ribbon marker (except hardcover), full-color maps and presentation pages, book introductions, gilded page edges, and a variety of bindings.

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The Brick Bible: The New Testament: A New Spin on the Story of Jesus

Pdf Bibles The Brick Bible: The New Testament: A New Spin on the Story of Jesus

Pdf:The Brick Bible: The New Testament: A New Spin on the Story of Jesus.Review 'A spectacular twenty-first-century Biblical art masterpiece.' -Rev. Wanda Lundy, Professor of Ministry Studies New York Theological Seminary'Smith brings back his superb storytelling and photographic skills in a much grander way with this second volume...Imaginative, accurate, and simply amazing...This is a book that will get you talking about the Bible, asking questions, and get you involved in wanting to know more.' -The Chicago Tribune'the perfect gift' - The Onion AV Club Read more About the Author Brendan Powell Smith is the author of Noah's Ark: The Brick Bible for Kids, The Christmas Story: The Brick Bible for Kids and books for older readers, including The Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament. He has produced over 5,000 illustrations retelling over 400 stories from the Bible. Visit his website at thebrickbible.com. Read more

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Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace

Pdf Bibles Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace

Pdf:Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace.Review Teaching from Rest is a quarterly read for me because that's how often I need a shot in the arm not just for spearheading my kids' education, but for parenting. This book does just that. Sarah reminds me that I'm made to do this job of sharing the journey with my children, pointing the way as I forge my own path of learning. Her words are balm in a desert that taunts us with a need to be perfect at all times. Teaching from Rest reminds me to take care of myself so that I can pour out that needed passion from true, inward authenticity. --Tsh Oxenreider, author of Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World and founder of theArtofSimple.netReading Teaching from Rest was truly transformational to our entire homeschool year! I'd been feeling weary and burnt out as a homeschool mom and Sarah's words breathed life into my tired bones and fresh inspiration into our days. The benefits and blessings we've reaped in our home since implementing Morning Time have been amazing. It's so wonderful to be starting the homeschool day with anticipation instead of dread and to have my kids eager to learn and begging for more. Thank you, thank you, Sarah! We are eternally grateful to you! --Crystal Paine, New York Times bestselling author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, founder of moneysavingmom.comIn Teaching from Rest, Sarah beautifully reminds us that we will never be able to give our children the perfect education. Instead of crumbling under the weight of our attempts to do so, we can let the burdens fall off our tired backs. --Jamie Martin, simplehomeschool.net, author of Give Your Child the World Read more About the Author Sarah Mackenzie is a smitten wife, a homeschooling mother of six (including twins), and the author of Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace, published by Classical Academic Press. She writes about homeschooling, large family life, and cultivating an intellectual life at amongstlovelythings.com. On her popular podcast, The Read-Aloud Revival, she interviews inspiring leaders about the many benefits of reading aloud to build up a family culture around books. The podcast has rated #1 in Kids and Family on iTunes. She serves as Editor-in-Chief at Scholé Sisters, a community for homeschooling mothers committed to modeling delight, nurturing minds, and ordering loves, and is a regular contributing writer at Classical Academic Press, The CiRCE Institute, and Simple Homeschool. Sarah lives in the northwest and you can usually find her sipping (another!) cup of coffee, reading a stack of good books, or hiding behind her camera lens, finding extraordinary beauty in an ordinary day. Read more

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The Ancient Hebrew Language and Alphabet: Understanding the Ancient Hebrew Language of the Bible Based on Ancient Hebrew Culture and Thought

Pdf Bibles The Ancient Hebrew Language and Alphabet: Understanding the Ancient Hebrew Language of the Bible Based on Ancient Hebrew Culture and Thought

Pdf:The Ancient Hebrew Language and Alphabet: Understanding the Ancient Hebrew Language of the Bible Based on Ancient Hebrew Culture and Thought.From the Publisher Origins of the Hebrews, the Hebrew language and the alphabet. An in depth history of the Ancient Hebrew pictographic alphabet, the relationship between the pictographic letters and word definitions and extensive script charts. Lessons to learning to read the ancient pictographs. The Ancient Hebrew Parent Root dictionary with cross reference to Strong's numbers. Read more About the Author Jeff Benner has had a long interest in the Hebrew language of the Bible and in 1996 he began researching the ancient pictographic alphabet used by the Hebrew people and other Semitic tribes. He has made many significant discoveries linking the ancient Hebrew culture with the ancient Hebrew language and alphabet. In 1999 Jeff founded the 'Ancient Hebrew Research Center' to research and teach Biblical understanding through the alphabet and language to those with little or no Hebrew background. Jeff's current project is the Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible. This Lexicon defines Hebrew words of the Bible according to their cultural context revealing the original Hebraic meanings of Biblical passages and words. Read more

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The King James Only Controversy: Can You Trust Modern Translations?

Pdf Bibles The King James Only Controversy: Can You Trust Modern Translations?

Pdf:The King James Only Controversy: Can You Trust Modern Translations?.About the Author James R. White is the author of several acclaimed books, including The God Who Justifies and The Forgotten Trinity. He is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization, and an elder of the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church. An accomplished debater, White has also taught Greek, Systematic Theology, and various topics in the field of apologetics. He and his family live in Phoenix. Read more

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Willmington's Guide to the Bible

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Pdf:Willmington's Guide to the Bible.For more than thirty years, hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life have turned to Willmington’s Guide to the Bible to help them navigate God’s Word. In this book, Willmington provides a concise and exhaustive summary of basic Bible information in one volume. It’s a complete Bible education in one book―an essential book for everyone’s library. Dr. Willmington has updated this classic with twenty-five percent new content, including new sections on all the people of the Bible, the miracles and parables of the Bible, and a panoramic overview of the Bible’s events. The theology section has been rewritten in an easy-to-use, question-and-answer format. This is a classic, completely revised, updated, and expanded for the twenty-first century.

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The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

Pdf Bibles The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

Pdf:The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe.Review “Fr. Richard challenges us to search beneath the surface of our faith and see what is sacred in everyone and everything.  Anyone who strives to put their faith into action will find encouragement and inspiration in the pages of this book.”  -Melinda Gates, author of The Moment of Lift'Rohr sees the Christ everywhere, and not just in people. He reminds us that the first incarnation of God is in Creation itself, and he tells us that 'God loves things by becoming them.' Just for that sentence, and there are so many more, I cannot put this book down.' -Bono   “Here Fr. Richard helps us to see and hear Jesus of Nazareth in what he taught, what he did and who he is—the loving, liberating and life giving expression and presence of God. In so doing he is helping Christianity to reclaim its soul anew.” -Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in America   'A major shift in our culture is needed, and Richard Rohr's unpacking of The Universal Christ is a critical step in the right direction. Remembering our connection to 'every thing' has implications for our religious traditions, society—and dare I say it—even our politics.'  -Kirsten Powers, CNN political analyst and USA Today columnist  '[Rohr] invitingly asks Christian readers to bring together their thinking about Jesus (the historical person) and Christ (the savior) in order to recognize God in the world around them . . . Rohr’s innovative reflections will inspire believing readers to think deeply about the nature of God.'-Publishers Weekly   “Anyone who has made a confession of faith in Jesus Christ should read this book to grasp more fully the vast and startling implications of this belief.  This is Richard Rohr at his best, providing an overall summation of his theological insights that have been life-changing for so many.” -Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, General Secretary emeritus of the Reformed Church in America   'Here, Christianity finds its root and its destiny in all things, in all matter, in all creation. and here, we find our connection to universal belonging, to universal trust, and to universal love.  This book will change religion and make it tender and gentle and transformational.' -Timothy Shriver, Chairman of the Special Olympics Read more About the Author RICHARD ROHR is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher whose work is grounded in Christian mysticism, practices of contemplation and self-emptying, and compassion for the marginalized. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, where he also serves as academic dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. The Center publishes his “Daily Meditations,” free reflections emailed to hundreds of thousands around the world. Fr. Richard is the author of many books, including the bestsellers Falling Upward, The Naked Now, and, most recently, The Divine Dance. His work has been featured on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday, Krista Tippett’s On Being, and in the New York Times. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace

Pdf Bibles The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace

Pdf:The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace.About the Author ERWIN RAPHAEL McMANUS is an iconoclast, artist, and cultural thought leader known for his integration of creativity and spirituality. He is the founder of MOSAIC, a church movement started in the heart of Hollywood with campuses across Los Angeles, Orange County, and Mexico City, and a global community that spans the across the world. Erwin is the acclaimed author of The Last Arrow, The Artisan Soul, Soul Cravings, and The Barbarian Way. His books have sold more than a million copies worldwide. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, Kim McManus. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Code 1. The Warrior Fights Only for Peace. The warrior is not ready for battle until they have come to know peace. For all the wars that have ever been waged from the beginning of time were first born in a person’s heart. We have a history of war because our souls are at war. We have conflicts because our hearts are conflicted. Every war, every conflict, every act of violence exists because our souls rage. Our only hope for peace is to win the battle within. Every war against another is a war that never should have been fought. It should have been won long before. It should have been won from within. This is our first battle. The war to end all wars is the battle for the human heart. This is the war we must win. To know peace is the way of the warrior.It is impossible to ignore that God is often associated with wars. Certainly the people of Israel have a history of war as well as one of faith. We might conclude that the God of Scripture is a god of war, yet it is the opposite that is true. God is a god of peace. We are the ones who brought war to the human story. And since then, God has been fighting for us to find our way back to peace.Solomon tells us that there is a time for war and a time for peace. Our history betrays us though. Our past is marked by war, while peace has forever eluded us. Sadly, the story of humanity can be marked by the weapons we have forged. From stones to arrows to swords to bullets to missiles, our inventions betray our intentions. An outside observer might say that we are creatures of violence for whom peace is simply the language of poets and philosophers. Yet the way of the warrior is not about refining our skills for war; it is about choosing the path of peace.I have chosen this language, but you may find it at first contrary to the intention of this book. Peace can come only when it is fought for. This is true for any and every kind of peace, whether it’s peace on earth, interpersonal peace, or inner peace. It never comes to the passive. In fact, if you choose the way of peace, you will find yourself in a constant struggle and endless battle. The peace we seek must come from within, and this, you will discover, is the greatest of all battles. It was Job who uttered, “What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me. I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil.”I am convinced his words echo in every heart: “I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil.” It is a story that all of us can write. It is the struggle that all of us know, some more profoundly than others.If precedent is an accurate predictor of the future, we should not expect we will ever know a world defined by peace. It is perplexing when I meet people who believe there is no God and yet still believe in peace. After all, peace is an ideal of which we speak, but it’s something this world has never fully known. The human story is marked by envy, jealousy, greed, violence, and bloodshed. There will never be peace on earth until there is peace in us. This is why the way of the warrior must begin here. To find your strength you must find your peace, for the path to inner strength is inner peace.This is where our journey begins. The way of the warrior begins with finding the missing peace. There are certain names that stand out throughout history as beacons of peace. Strangely, when you choose the path of peace in the midst of violence and rage, you are often simply remembered by a single name—for, example, Gandhi, Mandela, Teresa, Tutu, Buddha, and, of course, Jesus. Although each of them advocated for peace in the midst of violence, it is Jesus alone who claimed to actually be the peace our souls long for.Jesus lived in a time of turmoil and conflict. He was born in a world where his people were oppressed by a foreign empire. While we think of Jesus as a man born free, he was actually born a slave. In fact, Jesus was a survivor of an infanticide ordered by a king who feared for his reign. All of Israel lived enslaved by the Roman Empire. Israel belonged to Rome. The Hebrews were the Romans’ possession. As a man, Jesus was considered a subject to a Caesar who proclaimed himself a god with the right to rule over the lives of all mankind. If Jesus knew freedom, it was not because of his circumstance. If Jesus knew peace, it was in contrast to the chaos that surrounded him. It is in this context that he spoke to his disciples and said to them, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”Jesus’s words must have seemed both profound and perplexing to those who heard him. After all, they expected him to bring peace. Many who believed he was the Messiah thought that he would come to deliver them from the Roman Empire. The title Messiah had come to mean something very specific to the Jewish people. They expected that this Messiah would parallel the life of King David. It would be this Messiah that would lead his people to overthrow the greatest empire in the world. This Messiah would become their king, and the fulfillment of the promise would be found in their freedom. The coming of the Messiah would be the end of oppression.The words of Isaiah had been passed on for generations: “Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.”There was a very simple litmus test for the Messiah: if he does not establish peace, he cannot be the Messiah. It was his responsibility to bring them peace; he was the embodiment of true peace, yet the type of peace they had hoped for never came. His words must have seemed bittersweet. He spoke of peace with such certainty in the midst of such chaos that it probably caused many onlookers to assume Jesus was a bit naive. There must have been many who wanted to look at Jesus and say, “As hopeful and poetic as your words may be, you need to get a grip on reality. This is not peace. If you came to set us free, to establish a kingdom of peace, then you are a dismal failure and a grave disappointment to all of us who have been waiting so long for the Messiah to bring about change.”No one had quite the courage to speak so bluntly to Jesus, but there couldn’t have been anything more frustrating for Jesus’s listeners than a declaration of peace when their world was in turmoil. Even today, Jesus’s words cut to the very depth of our souls and he seems to know our thoughts even as he speaks peace into our lives: “I do not give to you as the world gives.” It’s almost as if in one quick phrase he indicts the history of human violence. The peace he brings will never come to us the way we had hoped or expected. This is not the way of the warrior, only the way of violence.You might find it peculiar that I would describe Jesus as a warrior. After all, he is most commonly known as a man of peace. Yet you cannot properly understand Jesus if you do not grasp that his entire life’s purpose was to win the greatest battle of the greatest war that has ever been fought.God stepped into human history to fight for us. He did not hope for peace; he fought for peace. Sometimes the true mission of Jesus is misunderstood because he never carried a physical weapon in his hands. Yet if you want to see the true marks of a warrior, you need to look at the scars on his hands. In his death and resurrection, Jesus took upon himself all the violence of the world so he could bring all the world his peace. That is why he is most profoundly and uniquely the warrior of peace. That is why we’re pursuing his path.The War WithinJesus tells us, “Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” With simplicity and wisdom, he cuts between the two things that steal our peace, for the greatest enemies of the peace within are worry and fear.All around me I find troubled hearts—men and women drowning in worry. We have become so adept at worrying that we have created an endless number of names to describe the nuances. Whether we use the language of stress or anxiety or find ourselves in the depths of depression or despair, worry is the source of so much of our hearts’ troubles. Worry projects a negative view of the world around us. Worry projects a negative future. Worry is an act of faith. It is a deep‑seated belief in worst‑case scenarios. Worry is not rooted in reality but does affect our reality.I’ve also found irony in these words of Paul: “Be anxious for nothing.” I know that what he means is that we should not allow anything to make us anxious, but the truth is that it is usually nothing that is making us anxious. Our anxiety, our distress, our worry—when stripped to its very essence—is rooted in nothing, or at least in nothing we can control. Paul’s solution, of course, is to be anxious in nothing, but in all things, through prayer, we should bring our thanksgiving to God. It seems he’s telling us that anxiety comes when we try to control things that are out of our control. We become anxious because we haven’t learned to trust.It is interesting that in another place where Jesus speaks of peace, he brings up trouble once more. Here he says to his disciples, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble.”This is an important contrast. First he says to us, “Do not let your hearts be troubled,” but then he says to us, “In this world you will have trouble.” We have no control over the reality that in this world we will have trouble, but we have control over whether we decide to allow our hearts to be troubled. He makes the promise that though there will be trouble in this world, we can take heart, for he has overcome the world. Our worry will steal our peace, and when peace is missing, we find ourselves drowning in anxiety and crumbling under the weight of life’s pressures.He also said, “Do not be afraid.” If worry wars against our peace, fear is perhaps an even greater foe. When we live our lives afraid, it creates turmoil and chaos within us. Fear is the enemy of peace. While worry will rob our joy, fear will steal our freedom, for what we fear establishes the boundaries of our freedom. What we fear has mastery over our souls. When we are anxious, we lose our strength. When we are afraid, we lose our courage. When we have found peace, we have both the strength and courage to live the lives we were created to live.Even in my own life I see the relationship between worry, anxiety, and the inability to control the world around me. Throughout my life I have had a fear of dogs. Even to this day I still jump when a dog moves in my direction, even though I love dogs. The root of this fear is not undiagnosable for me.When I was around five years old, I saw my brother get bitten by a dog. It could have been either one of us, but as life would have it, he was the one the dog targeted. Oddly enough, my brother, who was actually bitten by the dog, never developed any fear of dogs whatsoever. My fear and anxiety were rooted in what could have happened and not in the reality of what did happen. It was as if for the rest of my life I kept waiting for what I feared to happen, even though to this day I have never been bitten by a dog.For years I was afraid of roller coasters. Again, it was not rooted in something irrational. When I was around ten years old, the seat belt broke while I was riding a roller coaster, and I held on for my dear life. I remember screaming my guts out, trying to get the operator’s attention, but he was too busy smoking to notice. I was never thrown out of the roller coaster, as I managed to hold on until it finally came to a stop, but out of that negative experience an enduring fear took over. I spent years watching other people ride roller coasters. But that’s exactly what fear and anxiety do to you: they put you on the sideline watching life happen. I couldn’t control the variables if I got into the roller coaster, so I stayed on solid ground to give me a sense of control.It was years later when I finally determined to overcome that fear. Without fully understanding the complex nature of fear and anxiety, I knew what I had to do was get on a roller coaster. I had to destroy an ingrained belief that if I got on the coaster I would die. Since that time, I have enjoyed a lifetime of extreme inclines and insane drops. I love roller coasters. I love the feeling that happens when my stomach drops. I love the illusion of free-falling and plummeting to my death.Ironically, those two phobias in my life helped me establish a pattern of overcoming fears in multiple arenas. Every fear feels justified. One reason is that every fear has a seed of truth in it. But the thing is that you do not ultimately have control over your life. Peace does not come because you finally have control over your life; peace comes when you no longer need control.If fear has a direct object, anxiety is fear without an object. We experience anxiety when we feel overwhelmed by life. In order to reduce our anxiety, we often create smaller and smaller boundaries to give us some sense of control over our lives. Read more

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Made for This: 40 Days to Living Your Purpose

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Pdf:Made for This: 40 Days to Living Your Purpose.About the Author Jennie Allen is an Arkansas native but Texan forever, Bible teacher, author, and the founder and visionary of IF:Gathering. A passionate leader following God’s call on her life to catalyze this generation to live what they believe, Jennie is the author of Restless, Anything, and her most recent book, Nothing to Prove. Her Bible studies include Stuck, Chase, Restless, and Proven. Jennie has a master's in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband and teammate, Zac, and their four children, Conner, Kate, Caroline, and Cooper.   Read more

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The Book of Signs: 31 Undeniable Prophecies of the Apocalypse

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Pdf:The Book of Signs: 31 Undeniable Prophecies of the Apocalypse.About the Author David Jeremiah is the founder of Turning Point, an international ministry committed to providing Christians with sound Bible teaching through radio and television, the Internet, live events, and resource materials and books. He is the author of more than fifty books, including Is This the End?, The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book, David Jeremiah Morning and Evening Devotions, and Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible. Dr. Jeremiah serves as the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, California, where he resides with his wife, Donna. They have four grown children and twelve grandchildren.   Read more

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The Rational Bible: Genesis

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Pdf:The Rational Bible: Genesis.About the Author Dennis Prager, one of America's most respected thinkers, is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and syndicated columnist. He has written four books, including the #1 bestseller Happiness Is a Serious Problem. He has lectured on all seven continents and may be contacted through his website, www.dennisprager.com. Read more

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Chasing Daylight

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Pdf:Chasing Daylight.Chasing Daylight (previously published as Seizing Your Divine Moment) is a call to live a life of blazing urgency. We have but one life. We are given one opportunity to pursue our dreams and fulfill our divine purpose. Every moment counts, and we must engage them with fierceness and zeal. Put an end to passive observation, paralyzed by the need for perfect opportunity, and start seizing the raw, untapped potential of your life with God.Are you willing to risk failure? Are you ready to get in the game? You may stumble, but you will find yourself falling forward, propelled toward the God-inspired adventure he intends you to live.

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When Life Doesn't Match Your Dreams

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Pdf:When Life Doesn't Match Your Dreams.From the Back Cover Only God can heal our heartsLife is full of twists and turns. Relationships falter, careers fizzle, health fades. We may be faced with choices we never wanted to make or have situations pushed upon us we never expected. Yet in all of it, God is at our side--even when He feels far away.Drawing on her extensive research into women of the Old Testament, novelist Jill Eileen Smith turns her pen to what we can learn about trusting God from women like Eve, Noah's wife, Sarai, Hagar, Lot's wife, Rebekah, Rachel, and more. You'll discover what these ancient women did right--and what they did wrong--when faced with dashed expectations and deferred dreams. And you'll come away with the confidence that God loves you and is forming you through your trials into the woman He longs for you to be.'The women of Genesis are fascinating, yet the narratives are terse. Jill Eileen Smith imagines what may have happened between the lines, and it causes us to ponder. How did the fall affect Adam and Eve's marriage? Why did Lot's wife look back? You'll be both educated and entertained.'--Dee Brestin, author of The Friendships of Women and He Calls You Beautiful'Steady and strong. Relatable and real. . . . This book has incredible heart--a drumbeat of God's enduring love for those we call mothers and daughters, sisters and friends.'--Kristy Cambron, bestselling author of the Hidden Masterpiece novels and the Verse Mapping Bible studiesJill Eileen Smith is the bestselling and award-winning author of the biblical fiction series The Wives of King David, Wives of the Patriarchs, The Loves of King Solomon, and Daughters of the Promised Land. Her research into the lives of biblical women has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan. Learn more at www.jilleileensmith.com. Read more About the Author Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling and award-winning author of the biblical fiction series The Wives of King David, Wives of the Patriarchs, The Loves of King Solomon, and Daughters of the Promised Land. Her research into the lives of biblical women has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan. Learn more at www.jilleileensmith.com. Read more

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A Handbook on the Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith

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Pdf:A Handbook on the Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith.About the Author Craig A. Evans is the John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins at Houston Baptist University in Texas. He is a frequent contributor to scholarly journals and the author or editor of over seventy books. David Mishkin serves on the faculty of Israel College of the Bible in Netanya, Israel. He is the author of The Wisdom of Alfred Edersheim and Jewish Scholarship on the Resurrection of Jesus. Read more

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The Egyptian Origins of King David and the Temple of Solomon

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Pdf:The Egyptian Origins of King David and the Temple of Solomon.Review 'Ahmed Osman single-handedly moves the goal posts of biblical scholarship . . . . This is a 'must read' for all alternative history buffs and scholars alike.' (Rand Flem-Alth, coauthor of When the Sky Fell and The Atlantis Blueprint)“An excellent, robust, and intriguing piece of historical detective work.” (Graham Hancock author of Fingerprints of the Gods)“No one since Sigmund Freud has done more to show the connection between ancient Egypt’s Amarna period and the biblical stories of Joseph, Moses, and the Exodus. Ahmed Osman now provides compelling new evidence showing the true roots behind the establishment of the kingdom of Israel and the building of the Temple of Solomon.” (Andrew Collins, author of The Cygnus Key and Göbekli Tepe:Genesis of the Gods)“Ahmed Osman has discovered an intriguing back door into biblical history. Walking the tightrope between skeptical archaeologists and true believers of the Bible, the author asks a compelling question: Did Hebrew scribes attribute the military victories of an Egyptian pharaoh to David, the famous slayer of Goliath?” (Rand and Rose Flem-Ath, authors of The Murder of Moses) Read more About the Author Born in Cairo in 1934, Ahmed Osman has been trying to discover the historical origin of the stories of the Bible for the last 30 years. He is the author of several books, including Christianity: An Ancient Egyptian Religion, Moses and Akhenaten, and The Lost City of the Exodus. He lives in England. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Hannah Anointing: Becoming a Woman of Resilience, Fulfillment, and Fruitfulness

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Pdf:The Hannah Anointing: Becoming a Woman of Resilience, Fulfillment, and Fruitfulness.About the Author Michelle McClain-Walters has traveled to more than fifty nations and has conducted schools of the prophet that have activated thousands in the art of hearing the voice of God. She is the author of The Prophetic Advantage and four books in the Women of Influence series. For many years she served as director of prayer ministry on the staff of Crusaders Church under the leadership of Apostle John Eckhardt. She was also one of the house prophets and apostolic team leaders at Crusaders Church. She and her husband, Floyd Walters Jr., currently reside in Orlando, Florida. Read more

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The Kingdom of God: A Biblical Theology (Biblical Theology for Life)

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Pdf:The Kingdom of God: A Biblical Theology (Biblical Theology for Life).About the Author Nicholas Perrin PhD, Marquette University, is Franklin S. Dryness Professor of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Between 2000 and 2003 he was Research Assistant to Nicholas T. Wright. He is author of numerous books, including Thomas: The Other Gospel, Lost in Transmission, and Jesus the Temple. Read more

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Delivered: Experiencing God's Power in Your Pain

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Pdf:Delivered: Experiencing God's Power in Your Pain.About the Author Beth Moore is a teacher and writer of bestselling books and Bible studies whose public speaking engagements carry her all over the United States and the world. A dedicated wife, mother of two, and happy grandmother to two, Mooreleads Living Proof Ministries. Read more

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Fire by Night: Finding God in the Pages of the Old Testament

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Pdf:Fire by Night: Finding God in the Pages of the Old Testament.Review '[A] fantastic debut. . . . [This] impressive exploration of Old Testament themes will be a blessing for Christians seeking intellectually grounded spiritual guidance.'--Publishers Weekly starred review'Fire by Night encapsulates Melissa Florer-Bixler's delight of Scripture, ancient literature, and God. By interweaving assiduous exegesis and personal storytelling, Florer-Bixler invites the reader into relationship with the text, with the voices and experiences of scholars and neighbors, with herself, and most importantly, with God. I found myself challenged as a theologian, inspired as a pastor, and in tears as a person of faith trying to make sense of it all. What makes Fire by Night such an important book is that it speaks to today's issues without being prescriptive, but by beckoning each of us to take the risk of simply being God's beloved.'--Theresa S. Thames, associate dean of religious life and the chapel, Princeton University'Read this book for revelations of God, visions of God refracted through people and stories from the Old Testament and Melissa Florer-Bixler's life. These pages are full of grace and wonder--images of God's love for us and the world.'--Isaac S. Villegas, pastor of Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship'Too often, I have read the Old Testament through furrowed brow; those ancient stories and the God they depict feel impossibly remote. But Melissa Florer-Bixler's quietly powerful book erased that distance, and I am now reading Scripture with a reawakened sense of gratitude and awe. Fire By Night is a book of wonders.'--Christie Purifoy, author of Roots and Sky'This is the work of a Holy Ghost preacher, words burning on the page.'--Timothy B. Tyson, author of Blood Done Sign My Name'A beautifully written, kind invitation to see the God of the Old Testament through both modern and past stories of oppressed peoples who know God as Deliverer. This book is a true gem.'--Kaitlin Curtice, Potawatomi author and speaker'Melissa Florer-Bixler is courageous enough to engage the strange world of the Old Testament with patience and to wrestle with it to come out with a blessing for today.'--Luke Powery, dean of Duke University Chapel, from foreword'With thorough analysis, testimony, and revelation, Fire by Night delivers a powerful approach to Scripture.'--Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros, Tejana poet, writer, and speaker'Melissa Florer-Bixler is a trustworthy guide through the Hebrew Scriptures. . . . This was a meaningful book for me, and I invite you to read it with care!'--Drew G. I. Hart, author of Trouble I've Seen'A bold exploration of Scripture by a persistent and learned reader. . . . Full of deep pastoral wisdom and exegetical insight.'--Ellen F. Davis, professor of Bible and practical theology at Duke Divinity School Read more About the Author Melissa Florer-Bixler is a writer and pastor with degrees from Duke University and Princeton Theological Seminary. Her ministry has been featured in The Atlantic and Sojourners. She writes for Geez Magazine, Christian Century, Mennonite World Review, and The Mennonite, among others. She lives with her husband and three children in Raleigh, North Carolina. Read more

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Knowing God Through the Old Testament: Three Volumes in One

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Pdf:Knowing God Through the Old Testament: Three Volumes in One.About the Author Christopher J. H. Wright (PhD, Cambridge) is international ministries director of the Langham Partnership, providing literature, scholarships, and preaching training for pastors in Majority World churches and seminaries. He has written many books including commentaries on Deuteronomy, Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Ezekiel, The Mission of God, Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, and Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament. An ordained priest in the Church of England, Chris spent five years teaching the Old Testament at Union Biblical Seminary in India, and thirteen years as academic dean and then principal of All Nations Christian College, an international training center for cross-cultural mission in England. He was chair of the Lausanne Theology Working Group from 2005-2011 and the chief architect of The Cape Town Commitment from the Third Lausanne Congress, 2010. Read more

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Interpreting Eden

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Pdf:Interpreting Eden.Review “This is not the usual book on Genesis 1–3. It takes up many of the same problems other books do (such as the length of the creation days), but it expects you to think much harder about them than you were expecting to. Perhaps, for example, you might approach this book looking for arguments defending literal interpretation. Well, Poythress will tell you that the term literal has at least five meanings, so theses about literal versus figurative interpretation generally need more careful formulation than we usually give them. But none of these careful distinctions has the aim of compromising the inerrancy of Scripture as God’s Word. Indeed, you will emerge from this book with a greater sense of how Genesis really is the Word of God. Indeed, you will learn much about how, as Poythress says, we should ‘read the Word of God in the presence of God.’ This is how biblical and linguistic expertise ought to be used in expounding the Bible.”―John M. Frame, Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy Emeritus, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando“This new book by Vern Poythress is a remarkably wise and comprehensive analysis of multiple recent approaches to interpreting Genesis 1–3. Drawing on several decades of detailed biblical research, Poythress effectively answers modern views that simplistically attribute ‘scientific error’ to Genesis, and he demonstrates convincingly that Genesis 1–3 must be understood as prose narrative that purports to describe actual events, not as fictional or allegorical literature. But he also wisely cautions against ‘overinterpreting’ Genesis 1–3 by claiming that it contains scientific information that was not the intention of either its human or divine author. Highly recommended!”―Wayne Grudem, Distinguished Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary“We always owe our thanks to Vern Poythress for his characteristic of careful and thoughtful engagement with the biblical text and with other interpreters; how much more on these texts and topics! Besides attention to linguistic details, Poythress always draws the reader to the bigger issues connected to interpretation and to the Christian worldview. This will be worth your time to read, study, consider, and digest.”―C. John Collins, Professor of Old Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary; author, Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?; Old Testament editor, ESV Study Bible“Poythress is a genius of our time. Interpreting Eden tackles massively complex issues (some far more complex than I had initially thought) and points a way forward. From this point on, no interpreter of the creation narratives can avoid interacting with this book.”―Derek W. H. Thomas, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries; Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina“This is a fascinating, helpful, and well-written book. Vern Poythress has managed to engage in a meaningful way with the serious questions raised today about reading Genesis 1–3 carefully, with hermeneutical finesse, and, at the same time, has interacted with related modern scientific theories with discernment. One does not need to agree with all his conclusions to learn from his way of treating questions, discussions, and competing views fairly and with wisdom. This book helps us think more clearly and deeply about some of the issues that concern us the most.”―Richard E. Averbeck, Director of the PhD in Theological Studies and Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Read more About the Author Vern S. Poythress (PhD, Harvard University; ThD, University of Stellenbosch) is professor of New Testament interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he has taught for nearly four decades. In addition to earning six academic degrees, he is the author of numerous books and articles on biblical interpretation, language, and science.D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has taught since 1978. He is a cofounder of the Gospel Coalition and has written or edited nearly 120 books. He and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in the north suburbs of Chicago. Read more

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Exegetical Gems from Biblical Hebrew: A Refreshing Guide to Grammar and Interpretation

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Pdf:Exegetical Gems from Biblical Hebrew: A Refreshing Guide to Grammar and Interpretation.About the Author H. H. Hardy II (PhD, University of Chicago) is associate professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is the author of two language resources and numerous articles. Read more

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Inexpressible: Hesed and the Mystery of God's Lovingkindness

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Pdf:Inexpressible: Hesed and the Mystery of God's Lovingkindness.God's identity is beyond what we could ever fully express in human words. But Scripture uses one particular word to describe the distinctiveness of God's character: the Hebrew word hesed.Hesed is a concept so rich in meaning that it doesn't translate well into any single English word or phrase. Michael Card unpacks the many dimensions of hesed, often expressed as lovingkindness, covenant faithfulness, or steadfast love. He explores how hesed is used in the Old Testament to reveal God's character and how he relates to his people. Ultimately, the fullness of hesed is embodied in the incarnation of Jesus. As we follow our God of hesed, we ourselves are transformed to live out the way of hesed, marked by compassion, mercy, and faithfulness. Discover what it means to be people of an everlasting love beyond words.

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When Life Doesn't Match Your Dreams: Hope for Today from 12 Women of the Bible

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Pdf:When Life Doesn't Match Your Dreams: Hope for Today from 12 Women of the Bible.Life is full of twists and turns. Relationships falter, careers fizzle, health fades. We may be faced with choices we never wanted to make or have situations pushed upon us we'd never expected. Yet, in all of it, God is at our side - even when he feels far away.Drawing on her extensive research into women of the Old Testament, novelist Jill Eileen Smith turns her pen to the lessons in trusting God that we can learn today from women like:Eve Noah's wifeSaraiHagarLot's wifeRebekahRachelAnd more  Listeners will learn from what these ancient women did right - and even what they did wrong - when faced with dashed expectations and deferred dreams. And they'll come away with the confidence that ours is a faithful God who loves us and is forming us through our trials into the women he longs for us to be.

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The Love of Loves in the Song of Songs

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Pdf:The Love of Loves in the Song of Songs.Review “Phil Ryken is a master expositor of the Scripture, and he uses all his ability to beautifully unpack one of the most intriguing and difficult books of the Bible to understand―the Song of Songs. Historically, interpreters have read the book as either/or. It is either about human romance or about our relationship with Jesus. Ryken reads the book as both/and―both in its immediate historical context (about romance) and its whole canonical context (about the spousal love of Jesus Christ.) And of course, biblical wisdom about love and sexuality has perhaps never been as crucial and needed by the church as it is today. An important book for us all!”―Timothy Keller, Founding Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City“The Love of Loves in the Song of Songs is a book that every serious Bible student will want. A thoroughly researched, insightful, and challenging treatment of one of Scripture’s most engaging and relevant books, written by one of our generation’s finest pastoral theologians!”―J. D. Greear, author, Not God Enough; President, Southern Baptist Convention; Pastor, The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina“Our culture is deeply confused about sexuality and marriage. Not coincidentally, it is equally confused about the God who created humanity for a committed, exclusive, loving relationship with himself. This book shows us the remedy in the Song of Songs, the divine love song that shows us how our human marriages ought to work and how they ought to mirror Christ’s passionate love for his bride. Ryken shows us how the song speaks to everyday relationships and, in doing so, how it points us to the One who made us for himself.”―Iain M. Duguid, Professor of Old Testament and Dean of Online Learning, Westminster Theological Seminary; author, Song of Songs (Reformed Expository Commentary)“Phil Ryken looks at this neglected book of the Bible, Song of Songs, on its own terms and with wonderful gospel awareness. He presents a truly thrilling vision of human sexuality along with the lover’s heart of God himself. It has had a deep impact on me already and I’d love for you to benefit from it too.”―Sam Allberry, Speaker, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries; author, Is God Anti-Gay? and 7 Myths about Singleness“After reading The Love of Loves in the Song of Songs, I will never read this biblical book in the same way again. Ryken skillfully weaves into each passage God’s wisdom about both the magnificence of human marriage and the romance of our redemption. I can’t think of any Christian―single or married―who wouldn’t benefit from this book.”―Jani Ortlund, Executive Vice President, Renewal Ministries“Here is a book of costly value for both single and married people! I have been blessed to read this, and through Ryken’s exposition I see how the Word made flesh in the Song of Songs is brighter and more wonderful than I imagined. Ryken’s call for obedience to Scripture’s authority is convicting, but we are given hope and help as we read. He says that this Song ‘operates simultaneously on at least two different levels,’ teaching us about Christ with his bride, which speaks to what a truly godly marriage can be, and how all of us in the body, single or married, are his true bride.”―Valerie Elliot Shepard, author, Pilipinto’s Happiness and Devotedly: The Personal Letters and Love Story of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot Read more About the Author Philip Graham Ryken (DPhil, University of Oxford) is the eighth president of Wheaton College. He preached at Philadelphia’s Tenth Presbyterian Church from 1995 until his appointment at Wheaton in 2010. Ryken has published more than 50 books, including When Trouble Comes and expository commentaries on Exodus, Ecclesiastes, and Jeremiah. He serves as a board member for the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, the Lausanne Movement, and the National Association of Evangelicals. Read more

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The Gospel According to Leviticus: Finding God’s Love in God’s Law

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Pdf:The Gospel According to Leviticus: Finding God’s Love in God’s Law.About the Author David Kalas is pastor of First United Methodist Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He is the author of When Did God Become a Christian?, Savior on the Cross, and has also contributed to several collections of sermons and preaching resources. Kalas is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Union Theological Seminary of Virginia. Read more

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Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey

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Pdf:Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey.This new edition of a best-selling evangelical survey of the Old Testament has been thoroughly updated and retains the pedagogical features that have made the work so popular: Chapter outlines, objectives, and summaries  Study questions  Sections featuring primary source material, ethical and theological issues, and contemporary applications  Lists of key terms, people, and places  Further listening recommendations

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A Year with the Sages: Wisdom on the Weekly Torah Portion (JPS Daily Inspiration Series)

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Pdf:A Year with the Sages: Wisdom on the Weekly Torah Portion (JPS Daily Inspiration Series).Review “Any publication by Rabbi Reuven Hammer is cause for celebration. His wisdom, warmth, and depth are treasures. A Year with the Sages is exceptional—the contemporary sage, Rabbi Hammer, guides us in walking the path of the ancient sages.”—Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, American Jewish University (Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson 2018-09-14)“Reuven Hammer examines a portion of each week’s Torah and holiday readings in a unique tripartite fashion—Explanation, Exposition of Sages, and Personal Reflections—offering us his in-depth knowledge of Torah, erudite mastery of Rabbinic sources, and enlightening reflections. The end result—A Year with the Sages—is a truly valuable contribution to us all.”—Shalom M. Paul, professor emeritus in Bible studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Shalom M. Paul 2018-09-14)“A Year with the Sages offers a learned, relevant, and eloquent reaction to each weekly Torah portion for the entire year. These essays are insightful in preparing for Bible study classes, for sermonic presentations, and for an ongoing rhythm of engagement with sacred texts. Rabbi Hammer’s breadth of knowledge combines scholarship with current-day life wisdom. This is a worthy addition to both personal and communal Jewish libraries.”—Rabbi Alan Silverstein, president of Mercaz Olami, past president of the International Rabbinical Assembly and of Masorti Olami (Rabbi Alan Silverstein 2018-09-14)“Hammer sheds insightful light on the meaning of Torah for both the rabbinic period and our time.”—Rabbi Steven Reuben, senior rabbi emeritus of Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Congregation in Pacific Palisades, California (Rabbi Steven Reuben 2018-09-14)“Hammer has chosen his rabbinic texts wisely; his comments are both scholarly and contemporary and offer us meaningful life lessons.”—Rabbi Vernon Kurtz, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El in Highland Park, Illinois, and author of Encountering Torah: Reflections on the Weekly Portion (Rabbi Vernon Kurtz 2018-09-14) Read more About the Author Rabbi Reuven Hammer is a former dean of the Israel programs of the Jewish Theological Seminary in Jerusalem and a founding director of the Institute for Jewish Studies, today the Schechter Institute. He is the author of many books, including Entering the High Holy Days: A Complete Guide to the History, Prayers, and Themes (JPS, 2005); Sifre: A Taanaitic Commentary on the Book of Deuteronomy; and Akiva: Life, Legend, Legacy (JPS, 2015).    Read more

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MOSAIC AUTHORSHIP CONTROVERSY: Who Really Wrote the First Five Books of the Bible?

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Pdf:MOSAIC AUTHORSHIP CONTROVERSY: Who Really Wrote the First Five Books of the Bible?.About the Author EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored over one hundred books. Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV). Read more

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Life Lessons from Psalms: A Praise Book for God’s People

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Pdf:Life Lessons from Psalms: A Praise Book for God’s People.About the Author Since entering the ministry in 1978, Max Lucado has served churches in Miami, Florida; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and San Antonio, Texas. He currently serves as teaching minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. He is America’s bestselling inspirational author with more than 130 million books in print. Follow his website at MaxLucado.com Facebook.com/MaxLucado Instagram.com/MaxLucado Twitter.com/MaxLucado   Read more

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The Book of Exodus: A Biography (Lives of Great Religious Books)

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Pdf:The Book of Exodus: A Biography (Lives of Great Religious Books).Review '[A] masterful piece of scholarship. . . . Baden’s accessible prose will make this exceptional work appeal to scholars and general readers alike.' (Publishers Weekly)'Baden provides a clear and thorough treatment of the rich history of the book of Exodus, taking readers beyond the familiar Exodus story to engage a diverse range of interpretations by individuals and communities. This accessible book will be a wonderful resource for religious studies courses.'―Nyasha Junior, author of Reimagining Hagar: Blackness and Bible“Baden’s book will be useful to anyone who wants a broader understanding of Exodus and its interpretation through the ages. There is nothing quite like it.”―Marc Zvi Brettler, author of How to Read the Bible“Learned, engaging, and accessible.”―Michael Walzer, author of Exodus and Revolution Read more About the Author Joel S. Baden is professor of Hebrew Bible at Yale Divinity School. He is the coauthor, with Candida R. Moss, of Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby and Reconceiving Infertility: Biblical Perspectives on Procreation and Childlessness (both Princeton). He lives in New Haven, Connecticut. Twitter @JoelBaden Read more

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Minor Prophets 1 (LifeChange)

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Pdf:Minor Prophets 1 (LifeChange).See the UnseenEncounter a deeper reality through the minor prophets. Expand the borders of your day-to-day existence and discover God’s presence all around you, woven into the fabric of every person, place, and thing God made. Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah will show you how every event is stamped with God’s presence. They’ll give you eyes to see the unseen, not only in their ancient sermons but also in your life today.LifeChangeLifeChange Bible studies will help you grow in Christlikeness through a life-changing encounter with God’s Word. Filled with a wealth of ideas for going deeper so you can return to this study again and again.FeaturesCover the books of Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah in 12 lessonsEquip yourself to lead a Bible studyImagine the Bible’s historical worldStudy word origins and definitionsExplore thoughtful questions on key themesGo deeper with optional projectsAdd your notes with extra space and wide marginsFind the flexibility to fit the time you have

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Tobit, Judith and Esther (Ignatius Catholic Study Bible)

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Pdf:Tobit, Judith and Esther (Ignatius Catholic Study Bible).About the Author Scott Hahn, Ph.D., well-known as the author of several best-selling books including Rome Sweet Home and The Lamb's Supper, is a professor of scripture at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and a very popular scripture scholar and speaker. Read more

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Song of Solomon (LifeChange)

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Pdf:Song of Solomon (LifeChange).Layers of LoveLike a good love song, the Song of Solomon veils itself with layers of meaning. Human attraction and desire are clothed in images and metaphors that, when unfastened, make many people blush. Those human passions and impulses make up a second layer that, when pulled back, reveals a divine and enduring commitment. Whatever layers you uncover, the Song of Solomon will draw you closer to the love you were made for.LifeChangeLifeChange Bible studies will help you grow in Christlikeness through a life-changing encounter with God’s Word. Filled with a wealth of ideas for going deeper so you can return to this study again and again.FeaturesCover the entire book of Song of Solomon in 8 lessonsEquip yourself to lead a Bible studyImagine the Bible’s historical worldStudy word origins and definitionsExplore thoughtful questions on key themesGo deeper with optional projectsAdd your notes with extra space and wide marginsFind the flexibility to fit the time you have

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Aramaic Ezra and Daniel: A Handbook on the Aramaic Text (Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible)

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Pdf:Aramaic Ezra and Daniel: A Handbook on the Aramaic Text (Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible).Review 'Aramaic Ezra and Daniel is an excellent volume. The content of the volume far exceeds expectations for a 'handbook.' It is not only a helpful guide; it offers many fresh insights.'―Choong-Leong Seow, Distinguished Professor of Hebrew Bible, Vanderbilt University Read more Review Aramaic Ezra and Daniel is an excellent volume. The content of the volume far exceeds expectations for a 'handbook.' It is not only a helpful guide; it offers many fresh insights. (Choong-Leong Seow, Distinguished Professor of Hebrew Bible, Vanderbilt University) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Strength for the Weary

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Pdf:Strength for the Weary.Life is not easy. Its many trials often leave us wondering how we can press on in a fallen world. When we receive fresh wounds before old ones heal, we often are tempted to despair. We share this experience with the ancient people of God, and we can also share in the profound comfort God offered them. In the final chapters of Isaiah, the prophet presents a significant set of encouragements for the people of God as they journey through a world filled with trials and sorrow. In Strength for the Weary, Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas explores the final chapters of Isaiah, laying out the remarkable promises that God makes to his people. In these pages, there is consolation in the struggles of this life and encouragement for the road ahead. The God of Comfort has promised to be with his people always.

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Confronting Old Testament Controversies: Pressing Questions about Evolution, Sexuality, History, and Violence

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Pdf:Confronting Old Testament Controversies: Pressing Questions about Evolution, Sexuality, History, and Violence.From the Back Cover The Old Testament is rife with controversial passages and events that raise questions about its continued significance for today. Often our solutions have tended toward the extremes--ignore problem passages and pretend they don't matter or obsess over them and treat them as though they are the only thing that matters. Now Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman confronts pressing questions of concern to modern audiences, particularly young people in the church:· the creation/evolution debate· human sexuality· the historicity of people, places, and events· God-ordained violencePastors, leaders in the church, and thoughtful and troubled Christians in the pews will find here a well-reasoned and faithful approach to dealing with the Old Testament passages so many find challenging or disconcerting.'Longman's high view of biblical authority, his deep pastoral concern, and his commitment to the power of the gospel have shaped this insightful guide to help inform our conversation about difficult and hotly debated Old Testament topics.'--Paul Copan, Palm Beach Atlantic University; coeditor of the Dictionary of Christianity and Science and author of Is God a Moral Monster?'In this book Tremper Longman III is courageous, clear, charitable, and confessional. This book will be a blessing and resource for those wrestling with these contentious issues in honesty and faith.'--Christopher J. H. Wright, Langham Partnership; author of Old Testament Ethics for the People of God and The God I Don't UnderstandTremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Before coming to Westmont, he taught at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia for eighteen years. He has authored or coauthored more than thirty books, including An Introduction to the Old Testament, How to Read Proverbs, The Lost World of the Flood, and commentaries on Genesis, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Jeremiah and Lamentations, and Daniel. Read more About the Author Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Before coming to Westmont, he taught at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia for eighteen years. He has authored or coauthored more than thirty books, including An Introduction to the Old Testament, How to Read Proverbs, The Lost World of the Flood, and commentaries on Genesis, Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Jeremiah and Lamentations, and Daniel. Read more

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Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus: How a Jewish Perspective Can Transform Your Understanding

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Pdf:Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus: How a Jewish Perspective Can Transform Your Understanding.From the Inside Flap 'The Bible is an Eastern book. We see it through the colored glasses of Western culture. Much is lost. We miss the subtleties of humor and many of the underlying assumptions. . . . What lies between the lines, what is felt and not spoken, is of deepest significance.'--Kenneth Bailey, The Cross and the ProdigalWhat if you could sit down beside Jesus as he explained the Bible to you? What life-changing insights might emerge? Vast treasures await us when we read the Scriptures as a native, through the eyes of one of Jesus's first-century Jewish disciples. Combining careful research with engaging prose, Lois Tverberg acts as a master guide, transporting us across the cultural divide between our world and that of the Bible. As we begin to understand 'how the Bible thinks,' our own thinking will be transformed as well, and we will be able to approach God and the stories and teaching of Scripture with fresh insight. By opening our eyes to the way Middle Eastern people would have understood Jesus, Lois Tverberg takes us on a journey that will deepen our love of this very Jewish book, enriching our lives in the process.|Lois Tverberg has been speaking and writing about the Jewish background of Christianity for the past twenty years. Her passion is to translate the Bible's ancient setting into fresh insights that deepen and strengthen Christian faith. She is cofounder of the En-Gedi Resource Center, an educational ministry with a goal of deepening Christian understanding of the Bible in its original context. A former professor, Tverberg currently lives in Holland, Michigan, and speaks at churches, conferences, and retreats. She is the bestselling author of Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus and Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus. Learn more at www.ourrabbijesus.com. Read more From the Back Cover 'In her delightful style, Lois Tverberg engagingly leads us across cultures to begin to envision a different worldview, a worldview more consistent with the world of most of Scripture. In so doing, she brings alive biblical texts from the inside.'--Craig S. Keener, F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary; coauthor of the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible'Thanks to the good work of biblical scholars, the historical Jesus of Nazareth is once again situated in his divinely designed Second Temple period Jewish context. The latest from Lois Tverberg is a meaningful contribution to that end.'--James C. Whitman, president, Center for Judaic-Christian Studies'Lois Tverberg opens up the Scriptures we all love and shines a fascinating new light on them. As she gracefully bridges the culture gap between Jesus's first Jewish followers and twenty-first-century Christians, I found myself falling in love with the Bible all over again. I devoured this fascinating book.'--Lynn Austin, author of Where We Belong 'This excellent book unfolds so many valuable truths in the Scriptures that are often ignored or misunderstood. Lois Tverberg is a trustworthy guide whose insightful discoveries provide a delightful appetizer to some of the most exciting passages in the Old Testament. I'm recommending it to everyone I know.'--Todd Bolen, professor of biblical studies, The Master's University'Lois Tverberg has written still another classic. For those who want to know what it was like to be one of Jesus's disciples and sit down with him to study Scripture, Tverberg's new book is the place to start.'--David N. Bivin, founder and editor, Jerusalem Perspective Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Hand of God: Finding His Care in All Circumstances

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Pdf:The Hand of God: Finding His Care in All Circumstances.Are we hapless victims of life's whims? Are we driven along by some blind and impersonal force? Are we battered by circumstances beyond all control?A thousand times, "No!" says pastor and author Alistair Begg. Instead, Begg says we are the objects of God's providential care. We reside under his guiding and protecting hand.In this richly textured study of Joseph's life, listeners will discover God at work shaping Joseph's circumstances so that he can ultimately redeem and reconcile his family. And they'll see the hand of God in their own lives, lovingly guiding them through their disappointments and struggles to a place of peace.It's an amazing and comforting fact: God rules and overrules in the circumstances of life. God's authority is neither capricious nor vindictive - quite the contrary - God works through the circumstances of life to bring about something miraculous, something abundantly good, even out of what we perceive to be our darkest moments. We can entrust the baggage of our past, the fears of our present, and the prospects of our future to the God who cares.

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No Other Gods: The Politics of the Ten Commandments

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Pdf:No Other Gods: The Politics of the Ten Commandments.Review '. . . extending the meanings of the Ten Commandments to include the many idols and possible ways that a modern person could kill, break trust, or bear false witness, if not directly then with our purchases, our silences, our acquiescence in the corporate systems that surround us, the author has brought these three thousand-year-old commandments back as powerful iconoclastic tools for breaking free.' ―Natan Margalit, Tikkun magazine'NO OTHER GODS offers a passionate, biblically-grounded spiritual roadmap for Christians and others seeking a way forward in our age of individualism and materialism. Levy-Lyons translates the ancient ethical wisdom of the Ten Commandments into powerful practices for love, meaning, and impact today. Smart, pastoral, and practical, NO OTHER GODS should be on your shelf.'―Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis, Senior Minister, Middle Collegiate Church'Ana Levy-Lyons has written the book we need right now, NO OTHER GODS: The Politics of the Ten Commandments. This easily accessible, thoughtful and fresh exploration of the ten commandments peels away the layers of conservative fundamentalism so that we can see with new eyes how the ancient wisdom of the ten commandments can support us best at a time when the world is literally on fire. I work every day with people whose faith has been challenged by the crushing reality of nuclear war, climate change, poverty, and white supremacy crashing in upon us. Through her exegesis of the ten commandments, Levy-Lyons guides us off the brink of despair so we can recommit to live in ways that are personally sustaining and sustaining for the planet. This book is a welcome addition to a growing cadre of work helping us find new sustenance from the roots of our spiritual traditions.'―Dr. Sharon Groves, Vice President, Auburn Seminary'The Ten Commandments come alive again as ancient wisdom is applied to the issues of today with startling clarity and depth. NO OTHER GODS is a compassionate book, responding to the alienation of modern life and helping to irrigate our souls. It is also a sharp challenge to us all, exposing the 'other gods' we worship every day and calling us to an elevated way of life. This resource for living spiritual lives in a secular world is a treasure for Jews, non-Jews, and those suffering from 'post-traumatic God disorder.''―Rabbi David Ingber, Founder and Senior Rabbi of Romemu'NO OTHER GODS provides spiritual grounding for engagement with the political realities we face today. It is a major contribution to those who have been alienated from religion by its often deadening articulation, and also to those who seek ethical guidance apart from any religion. Ana Levy-Lyons is one of the most significant new voices in theology and cultural theory.'―Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun magazine and author of eleven books including the national bestseller The Left Hand of God: Taking Back our Country from the Religious Right Read more About the Author Ana Levy-Lyons is an observant Jew who is senior minister of First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn, a quickly-growing urban Unitarian Universalist congregation, where her sermons have received numerous awards. She earned a BA from Brown University and an M.Div. from the University of Chicago Divinity School. Like most Gen Xers, her career has followed a winding path, from founding a web startup to a foray as a singer-songwriter. (She won the SIBL International Songwriting Competition and received a glowing review in Billboard magazine). Levy-Lyons is a contributing editor for Tikkun magazine, has written for HuffPost, and lives in New York City. Read more

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1 & 2 Chronicles (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible)

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Pdf:1 & 2 Chronicles (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible).About the Author Peter J. Leithart (PhD, University of Cambridge), a former pastor, is president of Theopolis Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, and adjunct senior fellow of theology and literature at New Saint Andrews College. He is the author of numerous books, a contributing editor for Touchstone, and a regular blogger at firstthings.com. Read more

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Minor Prophets 2 (LifeChange)

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Pdf:Minor Prophets 2 (LifeChange).Wake Up Your FaithTurn around. Wake up. Look alive. Be alert. Pay attention. Don’t forget. The messages of the prophets are like spiritual caffeine―a shock to the system. Through the prophets, God called his people out of their routine neglect to go forward in active faith. Like a bucket of ice water or the trill of a trumpet, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi startle our hazy thoughts to hope and rekindle our ashen hearts with zeal. If you find your spiritual muscles wan and your spiritual eyes drowsy, these clarion prophets may have just the word to enliven your spirit.LifeChangeLifeChange Bible studies will help you grow in Christlikeness through a life-changing encounter with God’s Word. Filled with a wealth of ideas for going deeper so you can return to this study again and again.FeaturesCover the books of Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi in 12 lessonsEquip yourself to lead a Bible studyImagine the Bible’s historical worldStudy word origins and definitionsExplore thoughtful questions on key themesGo deeper with optional projectsAdd your notes with extra space and wide marginsFind the flexibility to fit the time you have

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2 Kings (Reformed Expository Commentary) (Reformed Expository Commentaries)

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Pdf:2 Kings (Reformed Expository Commentary) (Reformed Expository Commentaries).Review 'Phil Ryken has consistently proved to be among our most trusted and most helpful contemporary biblical commentators. Each one of his commentaries is marked by faithful interpretation and explanation of the biblical text along with insightful application to today's believers. His new work on 2 Kings is a welcome addition to his collection. . . . Whether you use it week by week to prepare Bible studies or sermons or whether you read it straight through, you'll be both edified and encouraged.' --Tim Challies, Blogger, Pastor, Grace Fellowship Church, Toronto'Pastors often struggle to faithfully preach Christ through the narratives [in 2 Kings]. What are we to do with the schools of prophets, mauled teenagers, foreign military commanders, a wealthy but barren woman, evil kings, and ongoing warfare? Dr. Philip Ryken has done us a great service. With remarkable deftness, he puts before us the humanness of these stories, the touch points between the people we meet and our own lives in the twenty-first century. Yet he does so in a way that shows Jesus Christ to be the hero in every story. Which, of course, he is.' --Irwyn Ince, Director, Grace DC Institute for Cross-Cultural Mission'I cannot imagine a more comprehensive tool for teaching or sermon preparation than Phil Ryken's expository commentary on 2 Kings. Combining the head of a scholar, the heart of a pastor, the insightful illustration of a master communicator, the depth of a theologian, and the homiletical skills of an extraordinary preacher, Dr. Ryken takes readers with him from the ancient text through the empty tomb as each exposition locates the narrative in the grand sweep of God's redemptive work in Christ. Filled with gospel delight that moved me to rejoice in the truth and relevance of God's Word, this commentary made me want to preach 2 Kings as soon as possible!' --Hershael W. York, Dean, School of Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary'Phil Ryken is a model of the pastorscholar. This commentary on 2 Kings is an ornament of his skill as an exegete and preacher. I highly recommend it.' --Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California'With a remarkable combination of pastoral insight, theological acumen, and sensitivity to the biblical text, Philip Ryken offers a tremendous exposition in this commentary. It is a must-have for all who want to study or preach from 2 Kings.' --Andrew T. Abernethy, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College'Philip Ryken is a master of clear and compelling biblical exposition. In every chapter of this commentary, he finds applications that will land in your life and follows trajectories that will lead you to Christ. Preachers, Bible study leaders, and thoughtful Christians will find this a rich and treasured resource.' --Colin S. Smith, Senior Pastor, The Orchard; President, Unlocking the Bible Read more About the Author Philip Ryken is the eighth president of Wheaton College. Following his graduation from Wheaton College in 1988, he earned a master of divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary and a doctorate in historical theology from the University of Oxford.Dr. Ryken preached at Philadelphia's Tenth Presbyterian Church from 1995 until his appointment at Wheaton in 2010. He has published more than 50 books, including Reformed Expository Commentaries on 1 Kings, Luke, Galatians, and 1 Timothy. He teaches the Bible weekly on the broadcast Every Last Word and serves as a board member for the Lausanne Movement, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, and The Gospel Coalition. Read more

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Sheep in the Midst of Wolves: Diary of a Single Mother

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Pdf:Sheep in the Midst of Wolves: Diary of a Single Mother.DOASM's, Sheep in the Midst of Wolves; It's about good people (sheep) who undergo mistreatment by society (wolves). I speak about the hardships I faced and how I positively overcame them. I touch base on religion, spirituality, homelessness, domestic violence, injustice, divorce, abortion, disease, health and fitness, education, death, solitude, celibacy, and so much more. I quote the scriptures throughout the manuscript and offer ideologies from many great thinkers, including myself. One of the notions of the book is, "whose the sheep, and whose the wolf?" it all depends on perception. DOASM's, Sheep in the Midst of Wolves, is an autobiography written to provide hope and encouragement to those who need it. It is a self-help, motivational and inspirational read, designed to help those who are going through hard times and those who are looking for positive guidance, uplifting stories, and/or inducement. The memoir shares testimonies from Vanessa's past and goals for her future. It speaks about how she rose above her heritage and purchased her home at 21 years old. DOASM also reveals candid details about Vanessa's life and the struggles she endured growing up in the projects of South Philadelphia. Furthermore, Vanessa developed Multiple Sclerosis a year after she purchased her first home, yet she found a way to overcome her illness, and live her life medication free. You will also read stories about pain and suffering, as well as the lack of support she had with her children. Vanessa tells all about the struggles she encountered with the judicial system, and her arrest after two parole officers stalked and harassed her for months. In addition, Vanessa discloses the tale of her divorce, and how her now ex-husband pleaded with her to abort her last child and his appalling reaction when she refused. Despite this hardship, Vanessa looked for a positive distraction; thus, she enrolled in college and attained several degrees. After successfully overcoming trials and tribulations, Vanessa decided to write a personal diary to leave for her descendants for generations to come. However, God had a different plan for Vanessa. Consequently, she was inspired to share her testimonies with the world; hence, she published her manuscript. DOASM, offers hope and inspiration. The book is designed to expand the mind of the readers; thus, prompting the audience to consider just how prosperous one's life could be if they change their thought process, which could ultimately change their life.

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Basics of Hebrew Discourse: A Guide to Working with Hebrew Prose and Poetry

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Pdf:Basics of Hebrew Discourse: A Guide to Working with Hebrew Prose and Poetry.About the Author Miles Van Pelt (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, where he also serves as Academic Dean. Miles lives in Madison, Mississippi, with his wife, Laurie, and their four children. Read more

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An Obituary for 'Wisdom Literature': The Birth, Death, and Intertextual Reintegration of a Biblical Corpus

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Pdf:An Obituary for 'Wisdom Literature': The Birth, Death, and Intertextual Reintegration of a Biblical Corpus.About the Author Will Kynes is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Whitworth University. He is the author of My Psalm Has Turned into Weeping: Job's Dialogue with the Psalms (de Gruyter, 2012), which received the Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise in 2015, and co-editor, with Katharine Dell, of Reading Job Intertextually (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2013), Reading Ecclesiastes Intertextually (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014), and Reading Proverbs Intertextually (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2018). Read more

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Moral Reflections on the Book of Job, Volume 5: Books 23–27 (Cistercian Studies)

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Pdf:Moral Reflections on the Book of Job, Volume 5: Books 23–27 (Cistercian Studies).About the Author Br. Brian Kerns has been a Trappist for sixty years, seventeen years at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, and the rest at the Abbey of the Genesee in upper New York state, interrupted by a year at Oxford, North Carolina, and five years at Genesee’s foundation of Novo Mundo in Parana, Brazil. He hails originally from Pottsville, in the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania. For many years he worked in the library at Genesee and Novo Mundo, and he has interested himself in various translation projects, among which is the life of Dom Gabriel Sortais, abbot general of the Trappists in the early 1960s. That volume has also been published by Cistercian Publications, in the Monastic Wisdom series. The first four volumes of his translation of Gregory the Great’s Moral Reflections on the Book of Job were published by Cistercian Publications between 2014 and 2017. Read more

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Old Testament Ethics: A Guided Tour

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Pdf:Old Testament Ethics: A Guided Tour.Review 'There are many books on Old Testament ethics that are thoughtful and reflective. This book is such, but it is also very practical and one that recognizes the complexities of daily life, relationships, and challenges in our less-than-ideal world. Goldingay's disarming style and unconventional categories help to juggle the mind into fresh insights and perspectives. This book does not just talk about ethics in the Old Testament, but it actually helps readers discover what the Old Testament says through an encounter with the biblical text.'--Athena E. Gorospe, biblical studies faculty, Asian Theological Seminary, Manila, Philippines'Like a great tour guide, Goldingay skillfully leads his readers through the ethically problematic pages of the Old Testament, covering the usual topics (compassion, justice, nations) as well as the less typical yet perhaps more timely topics (contentment, animals, migrants). This book is infused not only with massive quantities of Goldingay's fresh translation of Scripture but also with his brilliant (and sometimes quirky) textual and theological insights. Readers are sure to find the book illuminating, challenging, and inspiring.'--David T. Lamb, Allan A. MacRae Professor of Old Testament at Missio Seminary, author of God Behaving Badly'What a winsomely fresh book! There is the freshness of John Goldingay's own direct translation of the text and the way he lets the Old Testament speak for itself by getting us to actually read so much of it for ourselves (fancy that for a fresh idea!). And then there is that vintage Goldingay style--straightforward and simple yet often quizzical and unexpected, humorous at times yet serious in intent, making us think afresh (whether or not we agree). We are invited into the world of Old Testament Israel as curious guests from the twenty-first century and end up asking more challenging questions about our own cultural and ethical assumptions than about theirs (which is the way it should be with the Bible). We see familiar old stories and characters in ways that perhaps we never thought of before and read unfamiliar texts that perhaps we never even noticed (or wincingly avoided). This book is what it says--a guided tour, designed to stimulate a desire to go back and enjoy exploring the terrain more fully.'--Christopher J. H. Wright, Langham Partnership, author of Old Testament Ethics for the People of God Read more Review 'Textually comprehensive, wonderfully conversational, immensely practical, and sensibly direct―all the qualities we expect from Goldingay are on display in Old Testament Ethics: A Guided Tour. The Old Testament matters for life, and Goldingay engages the breadth of that canonical resource to encourage readers to embody God's will today. Each chapter ends with questions for continued reflection and conversation. An immensely helpful guide in a time when many disparage the ethical value of the Old Testament.' (M. Daniel Carroll R. (Rodas), Blanchard Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College)'There are many books on Old Testament ethics that are thoughtful and reflective. This book is such, but it is also very practical and one that recognizes the complexities of daily life, relationships, and challenges in our less-than-ideal world. Goldingay's disarming style and unconventional categories help to juggle the mind into fresh insights and perspectives. This book does not just talk about ethics in the Old Testament, but it actually helps readers discover what the Old Testament says through an encounter with the biblical text.' (Athena E. Gorospe, biblical studies faculty, Asian Theological Seminary, Manila, Philippines)'Like a great tour guide, Goldingay skillfully leads his readers through the ethically problematic pages of the Old Testament, covering the usual topics (compassion, justice, nations) as well as the less typical yet perhaps more timely topics (contentment, animals, migrants). This book is infused not only with massive quantities of Goldingay's fresh translation of Scripture but also with his brilliant (and sometimes quirky) textual and theological insights. Readers are sure to find the book illuminating, challenging, and inspiring.' (David T. Lamb, Allan A. MacRae Professor of Old Testament at Missio Seminary, author of God Behaving Badly)'What a winsomely fresh book! There is the freshness of John Goldingay's own direct translation of the text and the way he lets the Old Testament speak for itself by getting us to actually read so much of it for ourselves (fancy that for a fresh idea!). And then there is that vintage Goldingay style―straightforward and simple yet often quizzical and unexpected, humorous at times yet serious in intent, making us think afresh (whether or not we agree). We are invited into the world of Old Testament Israel as curious guests from the twenty-first century and end up asking more challenging questions about our own cultural and ethical assumptions than about theirs (which is the way it should be with the Bible). We see familiar old stories and characters in ways that perhaps we never thought of before and read unfamiliar texts that perhaps we never even noticed (or wincingly avoided). This book is what it says―a guided tour, designed to stimulate a desire to go back and enjoy exploring the terrain more fully.' (Christopher J. H. Wright, Langham Partnership, author of Old Testament Ethics for the People of God)'Goldingay opens a window to the Old Testament that has the potential to shape not only ethics but our understanding of the ancient Hebrews' culture and experience of God. Like a good rabbi, at times Goldingay seems to raise more questions than he answers, which makes the book both challenging and stimulating. Old Testament Ethics: A Guided Tour offers a new lens through which to encounter the Old Testament.' (Shannon Lamb, assistant regional director, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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On Purpose: The Heart of God for His People

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Pdf:On Purpose: The Heart of God for His People.When we think about purpose, we often immediately go to our goals, dreams, and designs. And when we think about peace we often think about some external set of circumstances. Peace, however, is an inside job. The primary foundation for peace has to do with the realignment of our identity and our purpose according to God’s designs.Peace is a gift from God afforded to the ones who have found themselves in the center of God’s will. That is to say that outside of God’s purpose there are no promises, no power, no provisions, no protection, and sadly no peace! God wants more and better for us.This series of lessons endeavors to reorient us to God’s purposes and to remind us of the collateral blessings of confidence, joy, and peace that can be found in no other place than in His will.

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Living the Psalms Life: 10 Guiding Principles for Fellowship with God

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Pdf:Living the Psalms Life: 10 Guiding Principles for Fellowship with God.From the Back Cover Transform the way you experience life with wisdom from the psalmists!   In Living the Psalms Life, you’ll find ten principles to renew your intimate fellowship with the Creator. Through Scripture and personal stories, learn what it means to be content in every situation, secure in the peace of God, and guided by His will for your life. These fundamental truths are sure to settle your heart and open your mind to a deeper relationship with God.   Enjoy the most popular book in the Bible in a fresh way, allowing the Psalms to be your guide, as you draw closer to God.   Read more About the Author Dave Branon is a senior editor for Discovery House and has written articles for the Our Daily Bread devotional booklet since 1988. Among his seventeen published books are Heads Up Sports Devotions, Living the Psalms Life, Stand Firm, and Beyond the Valley. Dave and his wife, Sue, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read more

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Book of Parables I: Divine Lessons #1-16 from Thy Kingdom Come

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Pdf:Book of Parables I: Divine Lessons #1-16 from Thy Kingdom Come.Book of Parables is the third book written in the series “Thy Kingdom Come”. This book was written to be a companion aid to your personal Bible study and growth. The series was not written to take the place, nor over-shadow, nor lessen any of parabolic messages taught by Jesus Christ. Only Jesus can teach true parables, forgive personal sin, purify the soul, perform heavenly miracles, heal the sick, and also raise Himself from the dead. No mortal can do any these things, only He can. Book of Parables was written with the intention to bring additional emphasis to the lost and broken, the saved vs. the unsaved, and all who have not sought in earnest wisdom and enlightenment from the Parables which Jesus Christ taught. May you, the reader, receive many blessings from the Book of Parables, inspired from the wisdom and teachings of the Holy Scriptures, which will bring you closer to eternal salvation, forgiveness, peace, happiness, and joy; also, that you also might better walk in God’s Light forever, and inherit Eternal Life under His care with His boundless love, grace, mercy and hope ever-lasting…

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Moments of the Heart: Four Relationships Everyone Should Have to Live Wholeheartedly

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Pdf:Moments of the Heart: Four Relationships Everyone Should Have to Live Wholeheartedly.About the Author Dorice Horenstein is a master teacher. She received her BA in English Literature and a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language and has taught hundreds of children and adults (Jews and non-Jews) the gems of Judaism, with an emphasis on the Hebrew language. Dorice has worked in synagogues and a private school, led sessions for NewCAJE and Spring Conference of the North by Northwest Region of Women’s League of Conservative Judaism organizations, and was the Education Director at a synagogue in Portland, Oregon, for sixteen years. Together with her husband, Dorice has three children and resides in Portland, Oregon. Read more

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Lovestruck: Discovering God's Design for Romance, Marriage, and Sexual Intimacy from the Song of Solomon

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Pdf:Lovestruck: Discovering God's Design for Romance, Marriage, and Sexual Intimacy from the Song of Solomon.About the Author Sharon Jaynes has been encouraging and equipping women through ministry for over twenty-five years. She served as Vice President and radio cohost of Proverbs 31 Ministries for ten years and currently writes for their online devotions and First 5 Bible study app. Sharon is also an international conference speaker, author of more than twenty books, and the co-founder of Girlfriends in God, Inc. She has been romancing her husband, Steve, for thirty-eight years, and they make their home in Weddington, North Carolina. Read more

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Wisdom and Knowledge of God: As Told by A Grunt Speak Soldier (Volume One)

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Pdf:Wisdom and Knowledge of God: As Told by A Grunt Speak Soldier (Volume One).Publius Marcus is soon to be 64 years old. And he started studying American politics since he was 13 years old when his non-blood brother was KIA in South Vietnam. The Author wishes me not to go into expounding details of his life but he will tell you that our Lord and our Saviour, Jesus Christ, instructed him, via that Still Small Voice, to write books in His name’s sake, for his fellow Grunts of this world and especially for the American Grunt because we are all and have been in the same boat. If you don’t know what a Grunt is, moors the pity. If you also don’t know what a True Spook is, that is also moors the pity. More will be stated about this in the Introduction written by Publius Marcus, aka Snooper.Publius Marcus was saved by Grace when he was 6 years old at a Revival in which his Gospel singing Mother, a professional at it, was the guest soloist. For about a month she sang several times, The One Lost Sheep. Publius Marcus studied that parable spoken by Jesus Christ and one night the Holy Spirit spoke to him and he accepted Jesus Christ as his one and only Saviour.In the years since that time, Satan got a hold of his ass and screwed his life up because he didn’t know how to tell that bastard to take a hike…he does now and expels that bastard at least 100 times a day. Why?Because in 2004 he was writing His books at his own paid-for web site now called snooperreport dot com (close to 26,000 articles/pictures), which has now morphed into actual books that Publius Marcus writes and self publishes (because he doesn’t have the funds to publish them professionally). His books are like no other Christian book at all. Why?Because they are not politically correct nor multicultural nor are they filled with identity politics, the three malignant cancers of all societies. He has been a Grunt since he was 13 years old and didn’t even know it. The Lord was training him since that time even when he had rejected Jesus Christ for some stupid reason or another - through all of that, Jesus was training up his Faith…and he didn’t even know that either, until 2003.At times he has a foul-mouth but that’s too bloody bad...his words, not mine. Jesus was a Grunt as well especially when He took a whip and beat the snot out of the morons screwing up His Temple. His books are written in Grunt Speak, naturally without the curse words in them and that is hard to do, trust me. His verbiage is written so that his fellow Grunts that are in our same boat will understand what Jesus has been saying in His Holy Words. When rockets, RPGs, IEDs, bullets and various other forms of death blows are heading in your direction, Grunts always come up with verbiage unfit for a woman to hear or witness. When the enemy is trying to kill you, there his no time to say, “Hey! Let us talk about this over a cup of coffee”.Through his years of being a Spook, the Lord was training him as to what to say to his fellow Grunts whether they are active in the military, a Veteran or someone aspiring to become The Protectors of our Constitution, our Flag, our Country but first and foremost to learn about Jesus Christ. There are no atheists in any foxhole…you can trust me on that.His books are a testimony of his years as a Grunt. His books come from God’s Verbiage, not some whining-assed ignorant preacher expressing its verbiage as the Words of God because they are not preaching/teaching God’s Words - they aren’t - they are preaching/teaching their own ignorant treatise of God’s Words. His books will more than likely never be in a “Church” Christian bookstore because his books reflect that which Jesus Christ has commanded and not from what Mankind says “it” should be.Try a few of them and you will see what I mean. Several of you have purchased his books either in the actual book form or via EBook.Welcome to the world of a Christian Grunt. Thanks.

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The Story of Zacchaeus

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Pdf:The Story of Zacchaeus.Today's story is about a man many people didn't like. They called him a sinner, which is funny because aren't we all sinners? Don't we all make mistakes and do things we shouldn't?

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PLAN 2 B U

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Pdf:PLAN 2 B U.Planning is an essential aspect of our day to day activities. Unfortunately, it is not a given to everyone, and even to those who plan, they still face the odd unexpected event. Plan 2 B U (Plan To Be You) is a simple, straight forward unleashing of essential truths that one needs to consider and put into practice in order to have a successful planed life...It's now or never! Until an efficient game plan is put in place and followed, things in our life, environment, career, family... will remain stagnant and will eventually crumble apart.

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Truth Unchanging: Hearing God Daily in the Midst of Motherhood

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Pdf:Truth Unchanging: Hearing God Daily in the Midst of Motherhood.Review “Truth Unchanging is just what moms need! It is full of encouragement and is a hope-filled gift to the soul. I especially love the prayers at the end of each devotion. This is a book you will buy for yourself and then give copies to all the moms in your life whom you love!” —Alli Worthington, author of The Year of Living Happy and Fierce Faith “The tasks and asks of motherhood seem to constantly cry out. The kitchen screams, “Clean me!” The groceries beg, “Get me!” The kiddos question, “How much longer?” or the toddler inquires (for the umpteenth time that hour!), “But why, mama. Why?” As a result, a maxed-out mom can barely hear herself think, let alone hear from God. In Truth Unchanging, Becky Thompson gifts mothers with a useful tool that will enable them to silence the noise and seek the Savior’s voice. Her I’ve-been-there-and-often-still-am stories, intertwined with God’s encounters with various people in Scripture, provide moms with a much-needed respite and a wonderfully renewed perspective, empowering them to love and serve Jesus by loving and serving their families well.” —Karen Ehman, Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, First 5 app Bible teacher, and New York Times best-selling author of Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with Jesus, wife and mother of three “Truth Unchanging is a breath of fresh air and a gentle reminder to take a few minutes in the midst of motherhood to remind our souls of what God thinks about us. With each story, Becky takes a moment to help us ground ourselves in God’s love. The daily readings are simple yet profound and fill your heart with nuggets of truth to dwell on during the day. It’s a book with a heart toward mothers and filled with God’s love.” —Seth and Lauren Dahl, authors of Win+Win Parenting “Becky has a way of creating a safe space with her writing and communication style. She understands moms and has more than nurturing advice; she has emotional intelligence for people. This book, which is beautifully laid out in bite-sized pieces, will fill your spirit as you are doused in the truth and unconditional love that Becky expresses through her masterful gifts of teaching and inspirational communication. Buy this book for a mother in your life, gift it to new moms, or work through it in partnership with another mom as you feed on spiritual truth that will create strength in your journey!”—Shawn Bolz, author of Translating God, Growing Up with God, Exploring the Prophetic Devotional and host of Exploring the Prophetic podcast, www.bolzministries.com Read more About the Author BECKY THOMPSON is the author of the books Hope Unfolding and Love Unending and speaks frequently to the issues of balancing life as a wife, mother, and daughter of God. She is known to millions as the author of BeckyThompson.com (formerly Scissortail SILK), a blog that reaches a global audience of readers in need of hope, healing, and the Father's love. A recent transplant to Los Angeles, she lives there with her husband, Jared, and their three young children. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Jesus Calling (Large Text Cloth Botanical Cover): Enjoying Peace in His Presence

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Pdf:Jesus Calling (Large Text Cloth Botanical Cover): Enjoying Peace in His Presence.About the Author Sarah Young, the author of the bestselling 365-day devotionals Jesus Calling® and Jesus Always, has sold more than 25 million books worldwide. Jesus Calling® has appeared on all major bestseller lists. Sarah's writings include Jesus Calling®, Jesus Always, Jesus Today®, Jesus Lives™, Dear Jesus, Jesus Calling® for Little Ones, Jesus Calling® Bible Storybook, Jesus Calling®: 365 Devotions for Kids, and Peace in His Presence, each encouraging readers in their journeys toward intimacy with Christ. Sarah and her husband were missionaries in Japan and Australia for many years. They currently live in the United States. Read more

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The Book of 1 Kings Journal: One Chapter a Day

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Pdf:The Book of 1 Kings Journal: One Chapter a Day.This is a journal not a devotional. This journal includes a description of how to use GMG's signature S.O.A.K. method and Coloring Chart. It also includes an introduction and background of the book, the GMG verse of the day, reflection question of the day and beautiful space to journal all of your SOAKs for each chapter of the book of 1 Kings. This journal is designed for the Good Morning Girls online Bible study community. The founder and long-time Bible study leader, Courtney Joseph, is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute with a degree in Evangelism and Discipleship. Living Well in this modern world is a challenge. In an ever increasingly busy world, Courtney inspires us to slow down and drink deeply from the living well of God's word. She provides tools and inspiration for soaking it in. Join her and the GMG community at WomenLivingWell.org and GoodMorningGirls.org, as you walk with the King.

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Bible Promises for Moms

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Pdf:Bible Promises for Moms.Begin every day with an encouraging promise from God.God understands the heart of a mom, as well as the daily cares and worries that can weigh you down. No matter where you are in your mothering journey, God’s mercies and promises are for you.This pocket-size book of Scriptures provides hundreds of Bible promises that are relevant to the needs of every mother, interweaving them with personal reflections from popular author Heidi St. John. Arranged topically for easy use, Bible Promises for Moms will give you verses to guide youwhen you need to hear that God is pleased when you hang in there;when your mother’s heart needs to remember what God can do;when you need to model true forgiveness for your children;and many more.We need the wisdom of God as we bring up our precious children. Lean into God’s promises today, trusting His Word as your ultimate source for guidance, hope, strength, and encouragement.Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord (Psalm 27:13-14, NLT).

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Misfit Table: Let Your Hunger Lead You to Where You Belong

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Pdf:Misfit Table: Let Your Hunger Lead You to Where You Belong.About the Author Tiffini is a tattooed grandma, a freedom fighter, and a beloved warrior with a heart to speak to the misfits just like her who are looking for belonging. An entrepreneur by trade and a visionary at heart, Tiffini is the founding owner of House of Belonging, a lifestyle company specializing in hand-crafted signs that employs all five of her children. Tiffini lives in Franklin, Tennessee and you can follow her words and work at thehouseofbelonging.com and @houseofbelonging on Instagram.   Read more

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Peace Like A River: A Lenten Journey Devotional

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Pdf:Peace Like A River: A Lenten Journey Devotional.Peace Like A River: A Lenten Journey Devotional is written as a 46 day journey to experience the presence of God amidst the mundane activities of our ordinary lives. Cultivating creativity, choosing joy, practicing gratitude, and seeking stillness and solitude position us to experience true peace that comes only from God. By diving into God’s Word and exploring the scriptures, we will begin to see who we are created to be and how through implementing simple daily practices we invite God into the sacred space we currently inhabit. Let us draw closer to the heart of Jesus in the days and weeks leading up to the death, resurrection, and celebration of our Risen Savior.

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The Book of Comforts: Genuine Encouragement for Hard Times

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Pdf:The Book of Comforts: Genuine Encouragement for Hard Times.Review 'The Book of Comforts gives us a safe place to bring our raw heartbreak so we can align it with the refuge found in God's Word. Every page wipes a tear, holds a hand, and gives a real embrace to anyone searching for relief in the midst of their deep sorrow, suffering, or grief.' -- Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries'This book is full of beauty and truth from God's Word that are sure to be a balm for any hurting heart. So grateful for the authentic voices and stories here that give space for both grief and hope. A wonderful gift to anyone you know who is walking through a season of suffering.' -- Ellie Holcomb, Dove Award–winning singer/songwriter'The very existence of this book bears witness that the Gospel is true. With the turn of each page you will find evidence of God's comfort in the stories and in His Scripture. What a kind and generous gift The Book of Comforts is to an aching world.' -- Raechel Myers, CEO of She Reads Truth'When I'm sitting deep in my sorrow, human words seem to bounce right off my heart. Tucked inside this beautiful book are words of a different sort--truths from the God who knows grief because He experienced it too. Where our words fall flat, God's Word gives hope.' -- Amanda Bible Williams, co-founder and chief content officer of She Reads Truth and He Reads Truth'As a pastor, I often search for just the right book to help point the hurting or grieving toward the beauty, goodness, and truth of Gospel comfort. During the past year, a time of deep loss for my own family, I've needed such a book for myself. I am so grateful that I've found it. You're holding it in your hands. I urge you to buy it, to read it, and to pass it on (2 Corinthians 1:3--4). This is indeed a delightful book of comforts.' -- George Grant, author and pastor of Parish Presbyterian Church'I've walked through seasons of loss and longed for a book like this--one that's full of comfort and compassion, hope and encouragement, beauty and gentle strength. This is more than just a collection of pages; it's a place any hurting heart can go to as a refuge in life's hardest moments. I plan to return to it again and again.' -- Holley Gerth, bestselling author of What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days'In our damaged and disconnected world where things like loneliness, confusion, anxiety, and hopelessness seem on the rise even (and especially) in the most 'comfortable' surroundings, The Book of Comforts is a gift for all who are weary. It is filled with comforting images, Scripture, and thoughtful reflection, and the authors have done a masterful job not only telling us about the One Scripture calls 'the God of all comfort,' but also by showing us what His comforts look like, and where we can find them. I pray this book will help you find your rest in Jesus. It has certainly done this for me.' -- Scott Sauls, author of Befriend and Irresistible Faith.'No one has a simple story, and everyone does something with their pain. This book is a beautiful, helpful guide for walking through our pain with hope anchored in God's Word. Spend time with these words and images, and I believe you will find comfort.' -- Russ Ramsey, author of Struck: One Christian’s Reflections on Encountering Death.'The place of grief can be one of the loneliest and most isolating places of all, yet none of us is exempt from it. This beautiful book invites us in to real stories of hardship and pain, yet also shows us that the comfort of God is more than an idea; it can be tangible in each of our lives. I feel as though this book is a perfect picture of 2 Corinthians 1:3--5, displaying 'the Father of compassion and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble.' And I believe that's exactly what this book will do--it will be a gift to many heavy hearts and weary minds.' -- Natalie Grant, Singer/Songwriter Read more About the Author Caleb, Rebecca, Kaitlin, and Cymone are a team of writers and artists bound together by unlikely friendship and a love for making beautiful things.Through their separate seasons of grief, they joined together to create a book that acknowledges the weight suffering carries in our stories. Using thoughtful design and honest storytelling, they aim to point to a Creator who recognizes our human pain and offers His hope. They believe that the Gospel story meets us in all seasons and at every sorrow, and Christ is our only true and lasting source of comfort. All four creatives are based in Nashville, Tennessee. Read more

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Before You Say 'I Do'®: A Marriage Preparation Guide for Couples

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Pdf:Before You Say 'I Do'®: A Marriage Preparation Guide for Couples.About the Author H. Norman Wright is a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist and a certified grief and trauma therapist. He has helped thousands of people improve their relationships, deal with grief, and handle tragedy through counseling, books, seminars, and a national trauma team. His more than 90 books include After You Say “I Do” and Quiet Times for Couples. hnormanwright.com  Wes Roberts is the founder and president of Leadership Design Group, Leadership Design Associates, and Three3rds Media. Through his consulting and counseling ministries, he is dedicated to strengthening Christian leaders around the world. He and his wife Judy make their home in Colorado. Read more

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The TAG, I’M IT! Lenten Practice: An Invitation to Draw Closer to God through Thanksgiving, Acknowledgement, and Gratitude

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Pdf:The TAG, I’M IT! Lenten Practice: An Invitation to Draw Closer to God through Thanksgiving, Acknowledgement, and Gratitude.The TAG, I’M IT! Lenten Practice offers, in no more than ten to fifteen minutes, a simple way to grow closer to God throughout Lent by noting His grace at work in your life and honoring the blessings and gifts that you receive each day, as well as acknowledging the actions you’ve taken that bless others and bring more goodness into the world. The practice of writing out your “T’s” (Things you’re Thankful for), “A’s” (Actions and Accomplishments you can Acknowledge yourself for), and “G’s” (Gifts you’re grateful for—in whatever form they take) is a transformative one, especially combined with the final step (I’M IT!): choosing the three most-important-to-you actions/accomplishments you’ll take on the next day. Which of your God-given gifts can make the world a bit better? What activities and to-do’s will fulfill God’s purpose for your life? Step-by-step, small action by small action, how will you spread love, peace, and joy?Inside you’ll find a page for each day of Lent (and one for Easter, too), formatted especially for this process, with a passage of Scripture to inspire you. There’s also a spot to capture a moment in which you felt especially close to God, creating a meaningful record to look back on. An introduction with tips and ideas will help you to maximize the benefits of this practice. Feel the value of honoring the goodness of your life and choosing what matters most in the day to come. Soon, you’ll notice that you’re walking “a closer walk” with God and living your days with more joy, presence, and purpose.

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Day by Day With Saint Faustina: 365 Reflections

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Pdf:Day by Day With Saint Faustina: 365 Reflections.Review Susan Tassone's Day by Day with Saint Faustina: 365 Reflections can be a genuine aid to our daily prayer. Every time we pick up this little treasure of a book, we will find the deep wisdom of St. Faustina's Diary presented in bite-size pieces, one nugget of wisdom at a time. In her daily reflections, Susan fleshes out the teaching on Divine Mercy in contemporary language with very helpful images and analogies. Spending time with the Lord in this way will help us all to taste the joy that St. Faustina experienced as she was drawn into the bosom of the Most Holy Trinity ... immersed in the love of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (1670). - Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of PhoenixSusan Tassone shares with us the beauty, truth, wisdom, and spirituality found in St. Faustina's Diary. Now, with Day By Day with Saint Faustina, she hands us 365 theological gems with an original reflection and prayer for each one. This is a tremendous achievement...and a truly lovely and 'pray-able' prayer book. - Most Reverend Robert P. Reed, Auxiliary Bishop of BostonSusan Tassone's new book is a means to experience God's overwhelming love for each of us. By spending a little time each day reflecting on a bite-sized morsel of the Diary of St. Faustina followed by a very succinct and eye-opening reflection, and then a short prayer God can change our perspective and our lives through His powerful love. Seeing how God worked in the life of St. Faustina helps us see how He wants to work in our own hearts. This treasure of a book is a wonderful way to develop a very doable habit of ongoing formation. I highly recommend it! - Father Joseph Roesch, M.I.C. - Vicar General, Rome, ItalyDay by Day with Saint Faustina is a spiritual storehouse a blessing that helps you reflect more deeply each day on the writings of this amazing saint and friend. Especially suited to men and women who face busy, demanding lives, these quotations, reflections and prayers will give you a spiritual boost each day of the year. - Michele Faehnle, Co-Author of Our Friend FaustinaThis much-needed introduction to St. Faustina, her spirituality, and God s never-ending mercy is a wonderful choice for those (including me) who have felt a little intimidated by the depth and length of the visionary's diary. Here, day by day, author Susan Tassone shares the key themes, beauty, and comfort the diary offers all of us. It s a grace-filled nudge that encourages each of us to read the diary itself - Father Edward Looney, Author of A Heart Like Mary's: 31 Daily Meditations to Help You Live and Love as She Does.Day by Day with Saint Faustina gives us a wonderful approach to comprehending the infinite Divine Mercy of God. I've long hoped that somebody would be able to open the depths of St. Faustina's spirituality in a way that would allow people to slowly acquire her ability to trust just as she slowly grew in prayer, in understanding God's will, and eventually in fully trusting in His love. - Father Dan Cambra, M.I.C., Holy Souls Sodality - The National Shrine of The Divine MercyDay by Day with Saint Faustina is a must-have and must-read companion for your daily prayer life to better discern God's will for you. Here's how to imitate St Faustina's daily pilgrimage on your own path to a deeper spirituality and closer, more personal, relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. - David M. Carollo, Executive Director - World Apostolate of Fatima USA - Our Lady's Blue Army --Personal Endorsements Read more From the Inside Flap These pages bring you a beautiful collection of spiritual treasures drawn from the celebrated Diary of Catholic visionary and mystic, St. Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938).Arranged by an award-winning and best-selling Catholic author Susan Tassone into a handy, day-by-day form, these selections from Faustina's writings on Divine Mercy revealed to her over the years in mystical conversations with Jesus himself will help you do what Jesus told Faustina he wants you to do: trust completely in His mercy and show mercy to others.By means of these daily readings, you'll come to know and be enriched by St. Faustina's Secrets of Sanctity, awakening in you the qualities of Divine Mercy that Jesus himself infused into Faustina's soul: mercy (of course), but also trust, humility, and peaceful acceptance of God's will for you.Since her death just over 80 years ago, St. Faustina has been a source of strength and inspiration for millions of souls across the globe, including St. John Paul II who canonized her in the year 2000. Today, she can begin bringing you, too, the strength and inspiration you need.In Day by Day with St. Faustina, you'll learn how to:Grow daily closer to Christ in the Eucharist.Use your suffering to help others, including the souls in purgatory.Grasp the striking details of Faustina's mystical experiences, prophecies, and revelations and discover what they mean for you in particular.Soon you'll begin to experience in your soul the graces that were poured into hers.You'll find yourself becoming, like Faustina, an Apostle of Mercy, teaching others by word and example about the infinite love and compassion of God, who is Divine Mercy. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship

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Pdf:Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship.About the Author Ruth Chou Simons is an artist, writer, entrepreneur, and speaker. As author of the bestselling book GraceLaced and creator of the popular GraceLaced online shoppe, blog, and Instagram community, she shares scriptural truths daily through her hand-painted artwork and words. Ruth and her husband, Troy, live on the western slope of Colorado and are grateful parents to six sons—their greatest adventure. Read more

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Fresh Start for Moms: A 31-Day Devotional Journal to Renew Your Joy

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Pdf:Fresh Start for Moms: A 31-Day Devotional Journal to Renew Your Joy.Today is a great day for a fresh start!This 31-day devotional journal from Valerie Woerner will help mothers find truth in Scripture, refreshment in moments of rest, and encouragement through Valerie’s personal stories. Fresh Start for Moms includes:daily devotions with Scripture and quotesmorning and evening reflectionsjournaling space for response and prayersaction steps for each dayPerfect for you or to give to a friend, Fresh Start for Moms will help you stay on track as you become the mom God calls you to be.

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Good Morning, Lord.Can We Talk?: A Year of Scriptural Meditations

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Pdf:Good Morning, Lord.Can We Talk?: A Year of Scriptural Meditations.Timeless Bible wisdom from renowned pastor and teacher Chuck Swindoll Do you long for daily encouragement and inspiration? Do you wish your quiet times were filled with power and purpose? Discover the joy and ease of meeting with God each day in a meaningful way with this year-long devotional by the world's premiere Bible teacher. Filled with daily insights from Chuck Swindoll, Good Morning, Lord...Can We Talk? will give you a glimpse of the living power of God in your own life - and connect you to the restorative promises God speaks in his Scriptures.

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Settle My Soul: 100 Quiet Moments to Meet with Jesus (Pressing Pause)

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Pdf:Settle My Soul: 100 Quiet Moments to Meet with Jesus (Pressing Pause).About the Author Karen Ehman is a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, a New York Times bestselling author, and a writer for First 5, a Bible study app that reaches over 2 million people daily. She has written thirteen books including Let. It. Go., Keep It Shut, and Pressing Pause. Her passion is to help women to live their priorities as they reflect the gospel