America's Prophet: Moses and the American Story

By Bruce Feiler

The exodus tale is America's tale.

Moses is our genuine founding father.

during this groundbreaking booklet, New York Times bestselling writer Bruce Feiler travels via touchstones in American background and lines the biblical prophet's effect from the Mayflower via this day. Feiler visits the island the place the pilgrims spent their first Sabbath, climbs the bell tower the place the freedom Bell was once inscribed with a quote from Moses, retraces the Underground Railroad the place "Go Down, Moses" used to be the nationwide anthem of slaves, and dons the gown Charlton Heston wore in The Ten Commandments.

One half event tale, one half literary detective tale, one half exploration of religion in modern lifestyles, America's Prophet takes readers from Gettysburg to Selma, the Silver monitor to the Oval place of work, to appreciate how Moses formed the nation's personality. America's Prophet is an exciting unique paintings of historical past that would ceaselessly switch how we view the United States, our religion and our destiny.

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Destination Jerusalem: Isis, “convert or Die,” Christian Persecution and Preparing for the Days Ahead

By Chris Mitchell

A Christian refugee sobs, “Jesus, forgive them!” after fleeing the lethal rampage of Islamic country combatants. A Yazidi mom tells of the bad destiny her past due son suffered by the hands of those marauding Muslim terrorists. An Israeli lady recounts how Hamas jihadists rose like zombies from the seashore close to her condominium to release a fear assault on her kibbutz. Sirens wail over the skies of Jerusalem. Beheadings make worldwide information, shake the leaders of Western powers, and form public coverage and army technique. in contrast precarious backdrop, Iran’s mullahs quietly organize their lethal nuclear cocktail. appears like a plot from a secret agent novel, yet it’s all too real!

ISIS shocked the realm with its Islamic blitzkrieg that swept via Syria and northerly Iraq and declared an Islamic caliphate for the 1st time in approximately 100 years. once more, Christians bore the brunt of this threat. those militants compelled tens of millions of Christians to escape their historical houses and gave them 4 grisly offerings: pay the Islamic tax for infidels, depart, convert, or die by means of the sword. Hamas additionally sparked a fifty-day warfare demonstrating that their schedule is still an analogous: “End of the Jewish State.” Israel stumbled on herself once again within the forefront opposed to radical Islam. Her destiny is wedded to our personal considering jihadists see Israel because the “little devil” and the U.S. because the “big Satan.”

CBN information center East Bureau leader Chris Mitchell landed at the entrance strains of those conflicts. In vacation spot Jerusalem, he brings you firsthand debts of the lads, girls, and youngsters stuck in those fiery trials. Their tale traces resound with the grand subject matters of our age: the increase of radical Islam, the continuing persecution—some say ethnic cleansing—of Christians within the center East, and the centrality of Jerusalem in international history.

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Why was the Partridge in the Pear Tree?: The History of Christmas Carols

By Mark Lawson-Jones

Why used to be the partridge within the pear tree? Who used to be reliable King Wenceslas? And what are the pagan origins in the back of 'The Holly and the Ivy'? realize the hidden tales at the back of our best-lived Christmas carols, from their earliest incarnations within the center a while and their banning lower than the Puritans to the carols that united infantrymen at the Western entrance throughout the First international struggle. This attention-grabbing ebook charts the background of 1 of Christmas' longest-running traditions and is certain to attract all those that love the festive season.

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How to Succeed at Being Yourself: Finding the Confidence to Fulfill Your Destiny

By Joyce Meyer

Ultimately! the inside track you have been looking forward to! good fortune, success, and delight are eventually inside your succeed in. In easy methods to prevail at Being your self, Joyce Meyer might help you find that emotional, religious, and social transformation are attainable as you start to determine your self in an entire new approach. via knowing who you're, you can find the boldness to clutch lasting, satisfying good fortune. adventure this day the enjoyment of turning into the original individual God meant you to be!

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Light from the East (Theology and the Sciences) (Theology & the Sciences)

By Alexei V. Nesteruk

During this precise quantity, a brand new and detailed viewpoint on hotly debated concerns in technological know-how and faith emerges from the not likely historic japanese Orthodox Christian tradition.Alexei Nesteruk unearths how the Orthodox culture, deeply rooted in Greek Patristic suggestion, can give a contribution importantly in a manner that the standard Western resources don't. Orthodox inspiration, he holds, profoundly and helpfully relates the event of God to our wisdom of the area. His masterful historic advent to the Orthodox traditions not just surveys key positive factors of its theology yet highlights its ontology of participation and communion. From this Nesteruk derives Orthodoxy's special approach to theological and clinical attribution. Theology identifies the underlying ideas (logoi) in clinical affirmations.Nesteruk then applies this system to key concerns in cosmology: the presence of the divine in construction, the theological that means of versions of production, the matter of time, and the validity of the anthropic precept, specially because it pertains to the emergence of people and the Incarnation.Nesteruk's designated synthesis isn't a valorization of jap Orthodox inspiration quite a bit as an inflow of startlingly clean rules in regards to the personality of technology itself and an confirmation of the final word non secular and theological price of the total clinical firm.

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The New Testament as Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Kyle Keefer

The phrases, words, and tales of the hot testomony permeate the English language. certainly, this fairly small workforce of twenty-seven works, written through the peak of the Roman Empire, not just helped create and maintain an enormous international faith, but in addition were imperative to the bigger cultural dynamics of the West, above and past specific non secular expressions.

Looking on the New testomony throughout the lens of literary learn, Kyle Keefer bargains an engrossing exploration of this respected non secular textual content as a piece of literature, but additionally retains in concentration its theological ramifications. exact between books that learn the Bible as literature, this brilliantly compact creation deals an exciting double-edged examine this common text--a religiously proficient literary research. The ebook first explores the key sections of the recent Testament--the gospels, Paul's letters, and Revelation--as person literary files. Keefer indicates how, in such regularly occurring tales because the parable of the nice Samaritan, a literary research can discover an unforeseen complexity to what turns out an easy, user-friendly story. on the end of the booklet, Keefer steps again and asks questions on the hot testomony as a complete. He unearths that no matter if learn as a unmarried record or as a set of works, the hot testomony offers readers with a large choice of kinds and viewpoints, and a literary exploration is helping deliver this richness to gentle.

A interesting research of the hot testomony as a vintage literary paintings, this Very brief Introduction makes use of a literary framework--plot, personality, narrative arc, genre--to light up the language, constitution, and the crafting of this venerable text.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very brief Introductions provide an creation to a couple of life's best themes. Written by way of specialists for the newcomer, they exhibit the best modern wondering the critical difficulties and matters in enormous quantities of key issues, from philosophy to Freud, quantum conception to Islam.

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The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears

By Mark Batterson

According to Pastor Mark Batterson in his e-book, The Circle Maker, “Drawing prayer circles round our goals isn’t only a mechanism wherein we accomplish good stuff for God. It’s a mechanism wherein God accomplishes good stuff in us.” Do you ever experience that there’s way more to prayer, and to God’s imaginative and prescient to your lifestyles, than what you’re experiencing? It’s time you realized from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker―a guy daring adequate to attract a circle within the sand and never budge from inside of it till God spoke back his prayers for his humans. What impossibly gigantic dream is God calling you to attract a prayer circle round? Sharing inspiring tales from his personal reviews as a circle maker, Mark Batterson can help you discover your heart’s inner most wishes and God-given desires and unharness them in the course of the type of audacious prayer that God delights to answer.

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The Road to Assisi: The Essential Biography of St. Francis - 120th Anniversary Edition

Initially released in French in 1894, Sabatier's was once the 1st smooth biography of Francis of Assisi. It used to be a global bestseller, and in 2003 while this new version was once first released, it back bought greater than 60,000 copies and used to be a range of heritage booklet membership. This new one hundred and twentieth anniversary variation incorporates a dozen extra annotations and a brand new preface through the editor, placing Sabatier's influential paintings into its ancient context, displaying why it really is nonetheless the main crucial lifetime of the saint.

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