In fiction, drama, poems, and pamphlets, nineteenth-century reformers told the familiar tale of the decent young man who fell victim to demon rum: Robbed of his manhood by his first drink, he slid inevitably into an abyss of despair and depravity. In its discounting of the importance of free will, argues Elaine Frantz Parsons, this story led to increased emphasis on environmental influences as root causes of drunkenness, poverty, and moral corruption—thus inadvertently opening the door to state intervention in the form of Prohibition. Parsons also identifies the emergence of a complementary narrative of "female invasion"—womanhood as a moral force powerful enough to sway choice. As did many social reformers, women temperance advocates capitalized on notions of feminine virtue and domestic responsibilities to create a public role for themselves. Entering a distinctively male space—the saloon—to rescue fathers, brothers, and sons, women at the same time began to enter another male bastion—politics—again justifying their transgression in terms of rescuing the nation's manhood. -- Ronald G. Walters, The Johns Hopkins University
Fallen Drunkards and Redeeming Women in the Nineteenth-Century United States
Author: Elaine Frantz Parsons
Publisher: JHU Press
Rick Richardson takes an in-depth look at the history and future of the ten lost tribes of Israel with an explanation of why they are so important for the redemption of all mankind.
Preparing for the Coming Messianic Age
Author: Rick Richardson
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Author: Lydia Folger Fowler
Midlife and the Grace of God
Author: Paul David Tripp
Publisher: Shepherd Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Have you ever ditched a friend for a guy? Filled your journal with more thoughts about guys than God? Found yourself jealous because that other girl gets all the dates? Maybe it’s time to get lost—in God. Discover how to get so lost in God that a guy has to seek Him to find you. Dannah Gresh traces God’s language of love through Scripture to help you pursue your heart’s deepest desires and seek love the way God designed it to be. Because once you identify your true longings and let God answer them, you’ll know just how to respond when romantic love comes along. With a guided ten-day Love Feast Challenge, Get Lost will help you see for yourself how getting lost in God opens the door to lifelong fulfillment.
Your Guide to Finding True Love
Author: Dannah Gresh
Bayard Rustin is one of the most important figures in the history of the American civil rights movement. Before Martin Luther King, before Malcolm X, Bayard Rustin was working to bring the cause to the forefront of America's consciousness. A teacher to King, an international apostle of peace, and the organizer of the famous 1963 March on Washington, he brought Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence to America and helped launch the civil rights movement. Nonetheless, Rustin has been largely erased by history, in part because he was an African American homosexual. Acclaimed historian John D'Emilio tells the full and remarkable story of Rustin's intertwined lives: his pioneering and public person and his oblique and stigmatized private self. It was in the tumultuous 1930s that Bayard Rustin came of age, getting his first lessons in politics through the Communist Party and the unrest of the Great Depression. A Quaker and a radical pacifist, he went to prison for refusing to serve in World War II, only to suffer a sexual scandal. His mentor, the great pacifist A. J. Muste, wrote to him, "You were capable of making the 'mistake' of thinking that you could be the leader in a revolution...at the same time that you were a weakling in an extreme degree and engaged in practices for which there was no justification." Freed from prison after the war, Rustin threw himself into the early campaigns of the civil rights and anti-nuclear movements until an arrest for sodomy nearly destroyed his career. Many close colleagues and friends abandoned him. For years after, Rustin assumed a less public role even though his influence was everywhere. Rustin mentored a young and inexperienced Martin Luther King in the use of nonviolence. He planned strategy for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference until Congressman Adam Clayton Powell threatened to spread a rumor that King and Rustin were lovers. Not until Rustin's crowning achievement as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington would he finally emerge from the shadows that homophobia cast over his career. Rustin remained until his death in 1987 committed to the causes of world peace, racial equality, and economic justice. Based on more than a decade of archival research and interviews with dozens of surviving friends and colleagues of Rustin's, Lost Prophet is a triumph. Rustin emerges as a hero of the black freedom struggle and a singularly important figure in the lost gay history of the mid-twentieth century. John D'Emilio's compelling narrative rescues a forgotten figure and brings alive a time of great hope and great tragedy in the not-so-distant past.
The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin
Author: John D'emilio
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Redemption is the real life story of serial entrepreneur and social venture philanthropist Douglas F. Wall. It shows how God has worked in his life to bring redemption in every relationship, every crisis, every challenge, every loss, every situation, and circumstance. It reveals God’s glory through every success and victory. This process of maturing and being transformed has grown Doug into an extraordinary leader and human being. The lessons learned and the principles taught and modeled by him will inspire, encourage, and motivate you to also seek God’s redemption in your life. As you read, you will learn to view your life through a different lens and to seek God’s perspective.
God's Power to Reach the Least, the Last, and the Lost
Author: Douglas Wall
Publisher: Whitaker House
Secret letters spark true love in this emotionally compelling romance perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Stephanie Perkins.
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The authors of the controversial book The Jesus Mysteries drops another bomb into the debate over the historical Jesus by describing a Goddess cult that may have exerted a seminal influence on the early Christian Church. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians
Author: Timothy Freke,Peter Gandy
The "Lost Gospels" refer to the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library, both discovered in the 1940s. The Nag Hammadi Library consists of writings found by two peasants who unearthed clay jars in 1945 in upper Egypt. These did not appear in English for 32 years, because the right to publish was contended by scholars, politicians, and antique dealers. The Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in clay jars in Palestine by a goatherder in 1947, weathered similar storms. The first team of analysts were mostly Christian clergy, who weren't anxious to share material that frightened church leaders. As Dr. Hoeller shows, they rightly feared the documents would reveal information that might detract from unique claims of Christianity. Indeed, the Dead Sea Scrolls and Nag Hammadi Library both contradict and complement accepted tenets of the Old and New Testaments.
Insights into the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library
Author: Stephan A. Hoeller
Publisher: Quest Books
In this intimate, inspiring guide to finding one's path, the daughter of Vincent Price shares her journey toward accepting his legacy of remaining curious, giving back, practicing joy, and saying yes.
A Road Trip to My Truest Self
Author: Victoria Price
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Category: Biography & Autobiography