The Choice

A Surprising New Message of Hope
Author: Og Mandino
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307780864
Category: Religion
Page: 176
View: 5582
Choice! The key is Choice. You have options. You need not spend your life wallowing in failure, ignorance, grief, poverty, shame, and self-pity. But, hold on! If this is true then why have so many among us apparently elected to live in that manner? The answer is obvious. Those who live in unhappy failure have never exercised their options for a better way of life because they have never been aware that they had any Choices ! From the Paperback edition.

Nicholas Ferar

Two Lives
Author: Nicholas Ferrar,John Ferrar
Publisher: N.A
Page: 162
View: 6219

Atlas of Uranus

Author: Garry E. Hunt,Patrick Moore
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521343237
Category: Science
Page: 96
View: 6382
Discusses the accomplishments of the Voyager space program, looks at the history of Uranus, and explains what we have learned about its rings and moons

The Message of Mark

Author: Donald English
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 1783590440
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 9130
At first sight the Gospel of Mark is a simple account of the ministry of Jesus with lots of stories, plenty of action, a large amount of human interest, and some very straight and searching questions, mostly from Jesus himself. Yet underlying the Gospel is the cross and the cost of discipleship, focusing the question of who Jesus was, and how people should respond to him. Donald English's exposition picks up Mark's focus on faith as a risky, total commitment to Christ, and on its mysteries - pre-eminently, why some people believe, and others do not, even to the point of opposition.


Author: Darrell L. Bock
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310559081
Category: Religion
Page: 640
View: 4073
Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from the twentieth century to the first century. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable -- but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into modern context. It explains not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today.

Imenoslovje Julijskih Alp

Author: Henrik Tuma
Publisher: Zalozba Tuma d.o.o
ISBN: 9789616245548
Category: Julian Alps (Slovenia and Italy)
Page: 126
View: 7826

The Celluloid Madonna

From Scripture to Screen
Author: Catherine O'Brien
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231501811
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
View: 8091
The Celluloid Madonna is the first book to analyze the life of the Virgin Mary on screen from the silent era through to the present. For decades, Mary has caught the imagination of filmmakers from a range of religious backgrounds, whether Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Marxist, or atheist, and film's intersection of theology and secular culture has inspired some of the most singular and controversial visions of this icon in cinema history. Focusing on the challenge of adapting Scripture to the screen, this volume discusses Cecil B. DeMille's The King of Kings (1927), Pier Paolo Pasolini's The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964), Franco Zeffirelli's Jesus of Nazareth (1977), Jean-Luc Godard's Hail Mary (1984), Jean Delannoy's Mary of Nazareth (1994), Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (2004), Catherine Hardwicke's The Nativity Story (2006), and Mark Dornford-May's Son of Man (2006).

The New International Lesson Annual 2000-2001

Author: Nan Duerling
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780687055838
Category: Religion
Page: 488
View: 5701
The forty-sixth edition of the popular lesson annual that provides resource material to teachers of the International Lesson Series, presenting 52 weekly step-by-step lesson plans.

Lectio Matters: Before The Burning Bush

Through the Revelatory Texts of Scripture, Nature and Experience
Author: Mary Margaret Funk
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441151699
Category: Religion
Page: 193
View: 1750
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-193).

The Culture of AIDS in Africa

Hope and Healing Through Music and the Arts
Author: Gregory Barz,Judah M. Cohen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019978003X
Category: Music
Page: 528
View: 4228
The Culture of AIDS in Africa enters into the many worlds of expression brought forth across this vast continent by the ravaging presence of HIV/AIDS. Africans and non-Africans, physicians and social scientists, journalists and documentarians share here a common and essential interest in understanding creative expression in crushing and uncertain times. They investigate and engage the social networks, power relationships, and cultural structures that enable the arts to convey messages of hope and healing, and of knowledge and good counsel to the wider community. And from Africa to the wider world, they bring intimate, inspiring portraits of the performers, artists, communities, and organizations that have shared with them their insights and the sense they have made of their lives and actions from deep within this devastating epidemic. Covering the wide expanse of the African continent, the 30 chapters include explorations of, for example, the use of music to cope with AIDS; the relationship between music, HIV/AIDS, and social change; visual approaches to HIV literacy; radio and television as tools for "edutainment;" several individual artists' confrontations with HIV/AIDS; various performance groups' response to the epidemic; combating HIV/AIDS with local cultural performance; and more. Source material, such as song lyrics and interviews, weaves throughout the collection, and contributions by editors Gregory Barz and Judah M. Cohen bookend the whole, to bring together a vast array of perspectives and sources into a nuanced and profoundly affective portrayal of the intricate relationship between HIV/AIDS and the arts in Africa.

Divine Intimacy, Vol. 1

Author: Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 0898701422
Category: Religion
Page: 284
View: 1449
"The classic book of daily meditations on the interior life, newly revised and expanded to correspond with the feasts of the Catholic liturigal year."--Cover.

Campus Rules and Moral Community

In Place of in Loco Parentis
Author: David A. Hoekema
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847676897
Category: Education
Page: 272
View: 2981
Colleges and universities have largely abandoned their traditional stance in loco parentis, as moral guardians over student life, and instead seek to promote toleration while preventing conflict. In this volume David A Hoekema argues that in doing so, they fail to provide an atmosphere conducive to the attainment of the kind of responsible independence that such goals presuppose.

Scars of Love

Tears of Hope
Author: Debbie Goforth,Mark Graham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780979645808
Category: Education
Page: 199
View: 1993
The message of Scars of Love, Tears of Hope is simple. Become a "keeper of hope" and change the life of a child forever. Scars of Love explores the world of education in a surprising new light by using as a backdrop the stories of numerous at-risk kids Debbie Goforth has taught and counseled over her 27-year-career by exploring the remarkably effective approach she has developed in giving them hope for their futures. Scars of Love is based upon eleven attributes that an effective "keeper of hope" must demonstrate, from being approachable and dependable to creating hopes and dreams and showing compassion. It represents the tools that have helped the author to acknowledge and validate her kids, to make them feel good about themselves and their places in the world, and, most important by far, to show them how much she cares for them as people and individuals, not just as warm bodies. It should be of no surprise to find love at the center of this model, because none of the attributes the book discusses mean a thing if they don't lead to a willingness to love the kids in our care. For educators, as adults, as keepers of hope, we have a choice. We can choose to leave scars of love on the kids we see and interact with everyday or we can leave scars of hurt. In the eyes of Debbie Goforth, the answer is the only one she is capable of leaving: scars of love. SCARS OF LOVE may be written from a teacher's point of view, but it is meant for anyone who loves kids and longs for their happiness and success. The stories are as poignant as they are refreshing. They evoke tears as well as laughter. They inspire as well as educate. They illustrate the author's eleven attributes the way a beautiful painting brings to life a moving landscape. Join us. Become a keeper of hope.

Age of Icons

Exploring Philanthrocapitalism in the Contemporary World
Author: Gavin Fridell,Martijn Konings
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442696230
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
View: 2294
Celebrities are increasingly front and centre in public debates on everything from solving world poverty to halting genocide, confronting obesity, and finding spiritual contentment. Bono, Bill Gates, Al Gore, Bob Geldof, Oprah, Madonna, and Angelina Jolie are just some of the entertainers, politicians, pundits, elite business people, and policy-makers whose highly visible political activism has become an integral part of their public personas. These pop icons tend to be celebrated as “philanthrocapitalists” with a unique ability to remedy the world’s problems. However, as Age of Icons demonstrates, the solutions these icons promote for addressing global injustice, when examined critically, can be seen to work through the very same institutions that create these problems in the first place. This volume assesses the growing role of popular icons in the construction of a culture that appears to incorporate a critical attitude towards the capitalist experience while, in fact, legitimizing the neoliberal character of the modern world. It will be an eye-opening read for anyone interested in the juncture between current events and celebrity culture.

Workbook for Lectors and Gospel Readers 2010 Canada

Author: N.A
Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications
ISBN: 1568547358
Page: N.A
View: 8358

The Emperor's Clothes

A Personal Viewpoint of Politics and Administration in the Imperial Ethiopian Government, 1941-1974
Author: Gaitachew Bekele
Publisher: MSU Press
ISBN: 0870138928
Category: History
Page: 125
View: 8219
. . . An engaging personal account of a public service career n the period leading to the 1974 revolution. It ...persuades and provides real insight into the genuine noblesse oblige of the first generation of technocrats drawn from the social elite of the post- war period. -James McCann, Boston University

Stories We've Heard, Stories We've Told

Life-Changing Narratives in Therapy and Everyday Life
Author: Jeffrey Kottler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199328277
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
View: 2186
This is a book that integrates what is known from a wide variety of disciplines about the nature of storytelling and how it influences and transforms people's lives. Drawing on material from the humanities, sociology, anthropology, neurophysiology, media and communication studies, narrative inquiry, indigenous healing traditions, as well as education, counseling, and therapy, the book explores the ways that therapists operate as professional storytellers. In addition, our job is to hold and honor the stories of our clients, helping them to reshape them in more constructive ways. The book itself is written as a story, utilizing engaging prose, research, photographs, and powerful anecdotes to draw readers into the intriguing dynamics and processes involved in therapeutic storytelling. It sets the stage for what follows by discussing the ways that stories have influenced history, cultural development, and individual worldviews and then delves into the ways that everyday lives are impacted by the stories we hear, read, and view in popular media. The focus then moves to stories within the context of therapy, exploring how client stories are told, heard, and negotiated in sessions. Attention then moves to the ways that therapists can become more skilled and accomplished storytellers, regardless of their theoretical preferences and style.

Laying Down Arms to Heal the Creation-Evolution Divide

Author: Gary N. Fugle
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878049
Category: Religion
Page: 322
View: 6654
Battles over creation or evolution have been perpetuated for years by vocal Christians and scientists alike. But conflict has never been the only choice. Laying Down Arms to Heal the Creation-Evolution Divide presents a comprehensive, uplifting alternative that brings together an orthodox, biblical view of a sovereign Creator-God and the meaningful discoveries of modern evolutionary biology. Gary Fugle offers unique insights into this debate from his dual perspective as both an award-winning biology professor and a committed leader in conservative evangelical churches. In focusing on the stumbling blocks that surround creation and evolution debates, Fugle sensitively addresses the concerns of skeptical Christians and demonstrates how believers may celebrate evolution as a remarkable aspect of God's glory. He describes how the mainstream scientific community, as well as numerous Christians, may alter current approaches to eliminate conflicts. He explains conservative readings of early Genesis that respect both the inerrant words of Scripture and the evolutionary revelations in God's natural creation. This book is for individuals who sense that biblical Christian faith and evolution are compatible without compromising core convictions. If given good reasons to do so, are we willing to lay down our arms to affirm an encompassing vision for the future?

Exposition of the Old and New Testament

Author: Matthew Henry,J.B Williams
Publisher: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: N.A
View: 4095

The Devonshires

The Story of a Family and a Nation
Author: Roy Hattersley
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448182271
Category: History
Page: 496
View: 1570
William Cavendish, the father of the first Earl, dissolved monasteries for Henry VIII. Bess, his second wife, was gaoler-companion to Mary Queen of Scots during her long imprisonment in England. Arbella Stuart, their granddaughter, was a heartbeat away from the throne of England and their grandson, the Lord General of the North, fought to save the crown for Charles I. With the help of previously unpublished material from the Chatsworth archives, The Devonshires reveals how the dynasty made and lost fortunes, fought and fornicated, built great houses, patronised the arts and pioneered the railways, made great scientific discoveries, and, in the end, came to terms with changing times.