Behind the Stained Glass

A History of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

Author: Christopher M. Hamlin

Publisher: Crane Hill Pub

ISBN: 9781575870830

Category: History

Page: 118

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Perhaps the most infamous incident of the Civil Rights Movement occurred on 15 September 1963. Four young black girls, planning to serve as worship leaders for Youth Day at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, were killed in a massive dynamite explosion shortly before the Sunday service. Hamlin, the current pastor, provides a detailed history of the church as it approaches its 125th anniversary. This history differs little from that of other urban Southern black churches, and it would thus hold limited interest were it not for the tragic incident. The congregation had little involvement in social issues before Dr Martin Luther King Jr turned the church into a staging area for his Birmingham protests. Much of the history involves a frequent turnover of pastors because of continuously disgruntled minority factions. The Reverend Hamlin has remained nine years and apparently has set the church on a positive path. Of interest to social historians.

Behind the Stained Glass

Author: Jeremy Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781612962054

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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Jacob Grant has spent his childhood running; running from a Father who did unspeakable things and running from a life that has completely abandoned him. The only way out for Jacob is to hide Behind the Stained Glass of his local Catholic church. Jacob immerses himself fully in hopes of finding a haven from the horrific memories of his life. Where will Jacob Grant run when the safety of the church is only an illusion? Where will he run when the things that haunt him, not only catch up to him, but are repeated in horrific fashion? Jacob Grant is only a child, but life will force him to grow up way too quickly. It will force him to stop running and face the demons that haunt him face to face.

Stained Glass Windows Coloring Book

Author: Paul E. Kennedy

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486228624

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

View: 9006

Striking stained glass designs based on cathedral windows in Augsburg, Poitiers, Bourges, reproduced on translucent art paper. Twelve one-page designs, plus stunning four-page reproduction of Chartres Cathedral window.

Stained Glass Hearts

Seeing Life from a Broken Perspective

Author: Patsy Clairmont

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0849949246

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Stained Glass Hearts reminds us just how brightly the light of God can shine even amidst our darkest moments, uncovering the promise and possibility of redemption and transformation. Comparing people to stained glass windows, Patsy Clairmont explains the power of God to restore and redeem that which seems devastated beyond repair, and she does so with the quick wit and deep insight of someone who has been there. And back. Themes of art and creativity are woven together with stories from Patsy’s own life. And special features include quotes, suggested scripture readings, sample prayers, and recommended music. With candor tempered by wind-whipped wisdom, Patsy provides a new lens through which to view our lives. Stained Glass Hearts is a perspective that gives us the chance to see our potential for color, sparkle, and great purpose through the grace of God.

Tiffany's Swedenborgian Angels

Seven Stained Glass Windows Representing the Seven Churches from the Book of Revelation

Author: Mary Lou Bertucci,Joanna Hill,Arthur Femenella,Susannah Currie,Carla Friedrich

Publisher: Swedenborg Foundation

ISBN: 9780877853398

Category: Art

Page: 96

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At the turn of the 20th century, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Studios was commissioned to create stained-glass windows, based on the seven angels in the book of Revelation. This book describes the beauty and symbolism of these windows, including the biblical as well as inner spiritual meaning of the windows and their unique details.

The House with the Stained-Glass Window

Author: Zanna Sloniowska

Publisher: MacLehose Press

ISBN: 0857057154

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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"The House with the Stained-Glass Window is remarkable, a gripping, Lvivian evocation of a city and a family across a long and painful century, at once personal and political, a novel of life and survival across the ages" PHILIPPE SANDS, author of East West Street In 1989, Marianna, the beautiful star soprano at the Lviv opera, is shot dead in the street as she leads the Ukrainian citizens in their protest against Soviet power. Only eleven years old at the time, her daughter tells the story of their family before and after that critical moment - including, ten years later, her own passionate affair with an older, married man. Just like their home city of Lviv, which stands at the crossroads of nations and cultures, the women in this family have had turbulent lives, scarred by war and political turmoil, but also by their own inability to show each other their feelings. Lyrically told, this is the story of a young girl's emotional, sexual, artistic and political awakening as she matures under the influence of her relatives, her mother's former lover, her city and its fortunes. Translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Behind the Stained-Glass Window

Author: Patzi Raven

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1410706788

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 1900

At St Philomena Academy convent school, Aurora finds more that just religious mystery to explore. The arbitrary cruelty the nuns inflict upon the pupils and the shameful secrets that like dormant in the academy provoke Aurora and her close-knit group of friends to ingenious feats of cunning and guile. In Behind the Stained-Glass Window, Patzi Raven allows the reader to witness the workings of a world where the oppression of children is institutionalized and the rites of growing up are soiled by guilt. In prose that weaves the past and present into an almost Proustian translucence, Raven takes on the urgent themes of adolescent piety, sexual awakening and the intensity of female friendship. Against the austere backdrop of the convent, a charming and touching tale emerges of the persistence of the sense of justice and the value of friendship through time.

Tiffany Stained Glass Windows

Author: Alastair Duncan

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486253367

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 6

View: 2991

Depictions of magnificent stained glass windows from 1870s–1930s, lush garden scenes, brilliant New England landscapes, more. 24 full-color cards.

The Dragon Behind the Glass

A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish

Author: Emily Voigt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451678959

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 4774

A riveting journey into the bizarre world of the Asian arowana or "dragon fish" the world's most expensive aquarium fish--reveals a surprising history with profound implications for the future of wild animals and human beings alike. The Dragon Behind the Glass tells the story of a fish like none other: a powerful predator dating to the age of the dinosaurs. Treasured as a status symbol believed to bring good luck, the Asian arowana is bred on high-security farms in Southeast Asia and sold by the hundreds of thousands each year. In the United States, however, it's protected by the Endangered Species Act and illegal to bring into the country--though it remains the object of a thriving black market. From the South Bronx to Singapore, journalist Emily Voigt follows the trail of the fish, ultimately embarking on a years-long quest to find the arowana in the wild, venturing deep into some of the last remaining tropical wildernesses on earth. In an age when freshwater fish now comprise one of the most rapidly vanishing groups of animals on the planet, Voigt unearths a paradoxical truth behind the dragon fish's rise to fame--one that calls into question how we protect the world's rarest species. An elegant exploration of the human conquest of nature, The Dragon Behind the Glass revels in the sheer wonder of life's diversity and lays bare our deepest desire--to hold onto what is wild.

Stained Glass at Canterbury Cathedral

Author: M. A. Michael,Sebastian Strobl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857599664


Page: 224

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The newly-cleaned stained glass of Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, England is a revelation - the vibrant colour and breathtaking detail are newly visible to today's visitors. The finest of this glass will be reproduced within a lavishly designed book to be enjoyed by tourists and general readers alike. In this book, Michael Michael has the pleasure of selecting the most beautiful and important pieces of glass on display at the Cathedral. His text sets these within the context of the biblical stories they depict. Communicating his passion for the glass and his understanding of its art and historical context, this book will appeal to non-specialists who are interested in the meanings behind single images and narrative sequences of glass. An additional chapter written by Sebastian Strobl outlines the fascinating history of changing methods of restoration and conservation, as well as the work carried out today by the Cathedral's expert team.

The Stained Glass Curtain

Crossing the Evangelical-Catholic Divide to Find Our Common Heritage

Author: Dimitri Sala

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1621360644

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Some Evangelicals claim Catholicism preaches another gospel. But many Catholics don’t know their official teachings! Thus, in a post-Iron Curtain era, Christians still maintain a “Stained Glass Curtain” of mutual suspicion. This book demonstrates by authoritative Catholic sources that informed Catholics and Bible-believing Evangelicals do not differ over the gospel. The relationship between Catholics and Evangelicals is a story of power plays and politics, misunderstandings and bitterness. Battle lines from past wars--sometimes literal wars--are still drawn, even if only in the realm of ideas and beliefs. This is the inherited filter through which each group is taught to view the other. This filter has become an invisible self-defeating barrier, a “stained glass curtain” of mutual suspicion between groups of Christians who have much more in common than they realize. In The Stained Glass Curtain, Father Dimitri Sala demonstrates that when it comes to the basic message of salvation and the work of the Holy Spirit, official Catholic teaching and the preaching of Evangelicals do not differ. Combining his own testimony, authoritative Catholic sources, and passages from the Bible, he boldly invites you to learn the truth and embrace the reality of our common heritage.

John Piper and Stained Glass

Author: June Osborne

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited


Category: Art

Page: 196

View: 5403

Written in collaboration with his widow, this is the first book to explore and reproduce the magnificent stained glass of this renowned 20th century artist. The internationally renowned artist John Piper (1903-1992) was arguably the greatest 20th century designer in stained glass and this is the first book to explore and reproduce this magnificent work. It establishes Piper's standing as a hugely influential artist beyond the medium of paint. Over 100 examples of Piper's stained glass from around the world are reproduced, allowing the reader to appreciate for the first time the range of the work and providing an illustrated historical catalog. Also reproduced are many original sketches and plans as well as photographs of the artist at work.

Shattering the Stained Glass Ceiling

A Coaching Strategy for Women Leaders in Ministry

Author: Robyn Wilkerson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781681540597

Category: Christian leadership

Page: 288

View: 6315

Are you willing to create positive change in your life to fulfill your leadership potential? That's where Robyn's leadership coaching strategies can help. They will: Guide you not only to understand but to activate your potential to lead. Help you find new ways to understand your leadership skills to gain better results. Nurture your distinct vision of the future and teach you how to engage others to embrace that vision. Being a woman isn't an obstacle to your leadership, it's your asset!