Hard To Be A God

Author: Arkady Strugatsky,Boris Strugatsky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473208300

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1462

Anton is an undercover operative from future Earth, who travels to an alien world whose culture has not progressed beyond the Middle Ages. Although in possession of far more advanced knowledge than the society around him, he is forbidden to interfere with the natural progress of history. His place is to observe rather than interfere - but can he remain aloof in the face of so much cruelty and injustice ...?

Science Fiction, Alien Encounters, and the Ethics of Posthumanism

Beyond the Golden Rule

Author: E. Gomel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137367636

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 1397

Science Fiction, Alien Encounters, and the Ethics of Posthumanism offers a typology of alien encounters and addresses a range of texts including classic novels of alien encounter by H.G. Wells and Robert Heinlein; recent blockbusters by Greg Bear, Octavia Butler and Sheri Tepper; and experimental science fiction by Peter Watts and Housuke Nojiri.

The Preachers Boy

Author: Steven White

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499076916

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 86

View: 9646

Steve White’s story began in January of 1950 after being born to an African American poor Pentecostal preacher and an Italian mother in a little town just north of New York City. With his father passing away at an early age and his mother not really knowing how to manage a household, work, and raise three young children by herself, life was made very interesting, to say to least, for young Steven growing up. Young Steven did not always travel the right road or in the right direction and refused to learn many things that would have helped him, and he absolutely had his own mind and was very stubborn, but the religious training taught by his father, passed down through his mother, proved to be beneficial in the latter years of his very twisted life. So sit back, and delve into the life of a man whose life most surely can and will help people with the same problems that plagued the life of Steven A. White.

How to Get a Blessing from God

Author: Catrice Jones

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1441576738

Category: Religion

Page: 61

View: 4128

Getting a blessing from God, doesn't come naturally. It comes from having belief in the Almighty God who sits on high. Understanding the primary source of where supernatural powers are originated from, plays an important role in receiving a blessing or miracle. One important factor to keep in mind when praying for a blessing is to put forth one's best effort in whatever God ask of one to do . When enough roadways are placed behind you on this Christian journey, blessings begin to come forth. There are many supernatural gifts that are sent from the heavens above, in order to be a blessing to Christians below on earth. When God becomes content and satisfied enough with the praise and glory hes given in return, miracles began to perform. Miracles will keep pouring out, until ones cup has run over. Continue to put into effect the spirit of giving. Its more to give than it is to receive in the eyesight of God. God will continue to bless the people who are willing to give to another brother and sister in Christ. Giving comes from the heart. Something has to be felt on the inside, before it can be manifested on the outside. We must first give honor to God in all we say and do. Without him nothing is possible, or impossible.

Power Prayers: Praying for Your Kids

Author: Janice Thompson

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1634092457

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 638

Prayer opens worlds of possibilities—but many people still struggle to pray. Power Prayers: Praying for Your Kids will help parents pray, by offering solid biblical reasons to talk to God and specific prayer starters for 21 key areas of a child's life. Nearly 300 prayers address a child's “Faith,” “Future,” “Purity,” “Joy,” “Dreams & Goals” “Fears,” “Health,” “Courage,” and thirteen other important topics. Every prayer starter is timely and will touch the hearts of parents with supporting scripture selections. Concise and quick to read, yet packed with spiritual punch, Power Prayers: Praying for Your Kids makes an ideal gift for moms and dads of all ages.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Experiencing God's Presence in Difficult Times

Author: Yakisha T. Simmons

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469111381

Category: Self-Help

Page: 113

View: 1503

And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of a rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by. Exodus 33:22 The bible declares that there will be seasons of darkness in our lives. There will be times when we will feel that trouble is all around us and that there is no hope of escape. However, this inspired publication will provide an alternative outlook to the hard places we may experience in life. The alternative is a supernatural encounter with the presence of God right where you are. Wherever you are in your Christian walk and no matter what you may be facing in life, there is opportunity for you to behold the beauty of Gods presence. As you read this book, you will be moved to seek a deeper relationship with the Lord just as Moses did who sought the Lord and found Him between a rock and a hard place. Yakisha T. Simmons is a Praise & Worship leader at New Bethel Sounds of Praise in Summerville, SC. She is a wife and mother of two children and is committed to living a life of victory and dedicated to sharing joyous living principles. She obtained an undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina and a Masters in Business Administration at Webster University and is now employed as a Technical Writer for the Navy. She and her husband, Jonathan, are the founders of Life Changers Enterprise which offers a range of services from music studio production to graphic design/publications.

God Will Turn Your Hard Place Into a High Place!

Author: Ben Oruma

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1615795855

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 80

View: 7007

A lot of people lose hope and give up during their hard seasons in life. While hard times come to all, people of faith live through them to testify of God's goodness - later. The hard place is not the end-point; the high place is! The test always precedes the testimony. Do not give up! BISHOP BEN ORUMA is the General Overseer of the City Breakthrough Chapels, worldwide. He is a church-planter and convention speaker. His pulpit ministry reaches millions of viewers every week through the telecast, Face-To-Face. Dr Oruma, his wife/Co-Pastor Joy, and their daughter, Omenesa, operate from their ministry headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria and Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Grammar & Not-grammar

Selected Scripts and Essays

Author: Gary Kibbins

Publisher: YYZ Books

ISBN: 9780920397336

Category: Art

Page: 250

View: 7140

There are two kinds of grammarians, those who describe and those who prescribe. In the academic world, the prescribers are usually viewed as the conservative old guard. The descriptarians are usually seen as the activists, young bucks who believe the task of grammarians is to map or chart how speakers use their language and note its changes over time.

When God Calls A Woman

Author: Pastor Portia Luthuli

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499086598

Category: Religion

Page: 54

View: 8480

Have you ever wondered why many women do not seem to be concerned about God’s calling? It’s not because women are lazy or uninterested in what God is doing today in the latter days. It simply stems from the wrong idea that God can and will only choose a man to lead his people or fulfil his purpose. It is not a good idea at all because God has clearly exhibited in His Word that women are valuable and can contribute greatly to society’s wellbeing. In this book, Pastor Portia Luthuli, seeks to address and redress this social imbalance and reveal that God can and will call women for His Divine Purpose. When God Calls A Woman will help any woman respond to their calling with ease, deal with rejection and scorn and use the anointing in their lives to turn things around and change society for the better.


Connecting to the Person God Created You to Be

Author: Chris Welch

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1606962531

Category: Religion

Page: 132

View: 6908

Have you ever hit a baseball with the fat part of the bat? It feels much better than hitting a foul, doesnt it? What about hitting a nail squarely on the head, as opposed to the glancing blow that ruins a perfectly good nail? We have all been there. We have all experienced the feeling our lives being just right, in various ways. Many Christians know that God has a plan for their livesa just right place for thembut they just dont know how to get there. With biblical explanation and everyday illustrations, Hardwired will help you understand that the way God wired you has everything to do with the way he will use you. You will learn how to act as yourself in God, while you learn how you are Hardwired.

A Journey Back to Eden

Life as God Designed It

Author: Tanya D. Phillips

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450045561

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 62

View: 1350

No matter what you have been through or what you may be going through, remember God loves you and He has not forgotten you. Throughout this book, you will find many scriptures reminding you of just how much He cares. The adversary tries to otherwise convince you. He is a liar and cannot be trusted. After all, his job is to steal, to kill, and to destroy; he will use anything and anybody to deceive you because he cares nothing about you. Trust God’s plans for your life! After all, He is the way, the truth and the light. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers and against the prince of darkness (Ephesians 6:12 NKJV). Everyone is on a Journey in life; we all have to end up somewhere—the choice is yours. It is God’s desire to bless you, but first you must be in order and in alignment with His word. The word of the Lord cannot return to Him void. So let go of the past hurt and disappointment and look toward your future. God has something great in store for you. Recognize your worth!! Many women, no matter the age, have suffered with identity and self-esteem issues; even with the flaws, you are still valuable.

To the Reader. Some Time Since a Papist Supposed to be a Priest Endeavouring to Gain Some Persons in London to the Imbracing of Popery Delivered the First Question Here Set Down, which Being Answered in Writing a Conference was Occasioned...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 8

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Hard to Believe

The High Cost and Infinite Value of Following Jesus

Author: John F. MacArthur

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418513601

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 8476

Jesus Christ did not die on the cross so you and I could have a nice day. Ministers and teachers who water down the gospel of Christ in order to make it more popular and appealing may be leading their fun-loving audiences down the road to eternal punishment. This book is John MacArthur's unflinching, unapologetic treatise on the modern tendency to alter the true message of Christianity in order to meet the whims and desires of a culture hoping for nonconfrontational messages, easy answers, and superficial commitments. Too many people just want a Madison Avenue Jesus to make them well, make them happy, and make them prosperous. But Jesus Christ isn't a personal genie. He is the Savior. He died in agony to satisfy the wrath of a holy God and to forgive the sins of humankind. Faith in Him demands a willingness to make any sacrifice He asks. The hard truth about Christianity is that the cost is high, but the rewards are priceless: abundant and eternal life that comes only from faithfully follwing Christ.

God's Answers to Life's Difficult Questions

Author: Rick Warren

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310296277

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 9954

How can I ...cope with stress?rebound from failure?defeat depression?have peace of mind?Life’s difficult questions have answers.Answers from the Bible that can change your outlook—and your life.Rick Warren writes, “In each of these studies, you will discover simple ways to apply God’s truth to your personal life, your family, and your job. The way to get the most out of this book is to act on it.”Rick Warren takes you inside the Scriptures to see what they reveal about twelve of the most pressing questions people ask. They are questions you yourself either have asked or most likely will ask. This book provides simple, straightforward answers you can begin to apply right away to move past your worst sticking points and enjoy a life of purpose, peace, and significance.

Reading Through Matthew, Encountering God

Author: William Burch

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1612154220

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 1942

Reading Through Matthew, Encountering God is the first book by William Burch. He was born in North Hollywood, California in 1971, the second of 2 sons born to James and Rosa Burch. In 1977, the Burch family moved to Daleville, Alabama where the author grew up and later attended Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. William served in the Unites States Army before moving to Texas and completing his Bachelor Degree at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. The author went on to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas completing a Master of Divinity Degree. William has served in a number of churches as a teacher, lay leader, and staff member. This book fulfills his long held desire and passion for writing. In the future, the author envisions continuing his ministry in both writing and church ministry.God teaches and speaks to people through the Bible. This book will teach and inspire Christians to read the Bible and respond with their lives. In Reading Through Matthew, Encountering God, I demonstrate my method of Bible reading, journaling, and prayer. This Dynamic Bible Reading, as I call it, involves reading a small Bible passage and journaling the believer's interaction with that passage through three distinct sections; (1) Scripture Insight: the meaning of the passage, (2) Application: how to apply the meaning to life, and (3) Prayer: seeking God's guidance in living out what the passage teaches. To best draw the meaning of Scripture into our lives, we must read it, work through its meaning, and begin to practice it in life. This book helps to develop these skills. Once gained, I hope each reader will pass this book on to someone else who might benefit from it.

A Pastor's Mistake, Second Edition

What To Do When You Know Your Pastor Is Wrong

Author: Marcus L. Boston

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452015872

Category: Religion

Page: 472

View: 2095

"A Pastor's Mistake" will drop your jaw again and again with multiple twists, turns, and numerous shocking events including the heartfelt yet surprising ending. You will experience the pastoral abuse as if you were actually there in the same church. Shared with detailed transparency, you will feel intimately the emotional turmoil Marcus experienced within. Written for everyone hurt and devastated by pastors, this books sole purpose is to initiate the healing process of the spiritual wounds inflicted by pastors. You will see the Hand of God move time and time again to Marcus' rescue and God will do the same for you.