What happens when a mask becomes the deepest truth, when a lie reveals the greatest love that was ever given? Renaissance historian Joanna Valois and transgendered beauty Sara Falier take us spiraling into the past, from New York City during the Stonewall riots, to Venice under the Inquisition, and finally to NeroÕs Rome. In Venice, they find a sixteenth century heretical book and learn about the woman condemned to death for printing it. The book, a translation of an ancient codex describing the Crucifixion, shattered the lives of nearly everyone who touched it, and 400 years later, could still bring half the world to its knees.
Author: Justine Saracen
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
In diesem intensiven Andachtsbuch finden Sie Worte aus Jesu Perspektive. Worte, die Trost, Hoffnung und Ermutigung schenken. Worte, die uns immer wieder spüren lassen, dass ER bei uns ist und wir bei ihm geborgen sind. Vielleicht brauchen Sie gerade die ermutigende Gewissheit, dass Gott auch in schweren Zeiten zugegen ist. Oder Sie haben das Gefühl, dass Ihre Gebete nicht erhört werden. In welcher Situation auch immer Sie sich gerade befinden: Diese 366 Andachten für jeden Tag des Jahres bringen Sie näher zu Gott. Jedes Kapitel schließt mit der Angabe der Bibelstellen, die zur Andacht inspirierten.
366 Liebesbriefe von Jesus.
Author: Sarah Young
Publisher: Gerth Medien
Biblical numbers have spiritual meaning and this spiritual meaning can also be understood chronologically. How did the Wise Men, for example, know what the Star of Bethlehem meant when it appeared? Is there some formula to relate these numbers to time? The answer is yes. Biblical numbers are part of a brilliant system stating Gods blueprint of the history of His church and of the world. In some cases a code, utilizing the Golden Ratio, even dates the Biblical event recorded in the text in which the numbers are embedded: the birth of Christ for example. In other cases, the numbers project the time the events will occur and are chronological prophecies: the fall of Jerusalem to the Roman general Titus in 70 a.d. or the Moslems sacking New York City in 2001 (9/11). In all cases, this book elucidates the power of God to ordain Time in order to make the history of the world.
Author: Mark David
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Hermann Gunkel
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
"God our Savior desires everyone to be saved" (1Tim 2:4). Does God get what God wants? "Yes, but--" depending on how we read the Bible. The Bible is universal: One God, Sovereign Creator of everything, especially humanity in God's image, God's partner to manage creation. Science and evolution say humanity evolved, gradually acquiring superior capabilities. We have yet to transcend animal nature and acknowledge oneness of creation under God. Humans exploited our semi-divine status, becoming alienated. God chose Israelites/Jews for blessing and reconciling humanity. They exploited chosenness, so God sent the Jew Jesus to reveal God's gracious concern for all people. Roman political and Jewish religious power killed Jesus, but he appeared resurrected to his disciples, who proclaimed him Savior. God gave another Jew, Paul, a vision of Jesus resurrected and appointed him to proclaim God's reconciliation to Gentiles. Paul taught that through the faithfulness of Jesus, Gentiles too become God's people and share Israel's blessings without becoming Jews. All who experience reconciliation share Jesus's partnership with God. "We toil and struggle, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe" (1 Tim 4:10).
The Biblical Foundation of Universal Grace
Author: Arch B. Taylor
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Defining humor, its expressions and uses -- Humor in the scriptures -- Joking and life's transitions -- Joking transitions and laughter of the heart in the Old Testament -- Transformative joking in the New Testament -- Understanding humor in cultures -- The churches and humor : reflections -- Laughing with God : transformation through humor.
Humor, Culture, and Transformation
Author: Gerald A. Arbuckle
Publisher: Liturgical Press
This book provides encouragement to Christians who are dealing with infertility. Using scriptures, the author explores the fertility journey of several Biblical characters who struggled to conceive, as well as the fruitful lives of several women of the Bible who were not mothers. The book ends with some practical steps to achieving spiritual fruitfulness and living a life that is pleasing to God.
Fertility and Fruitfulness from a Biblical Perspective
Author: Tresmaine R. Grimes, PhD
Here are 12 active Bible lessons for junior high Sunday school classes or youth group meetings, each one based on one of the 50 pictures of God presented in Wild Truth Journal: Pictures of God--energetically, relevantly, and scripturally. The lessons are loaded with off-the-wall and easy-to-do discussion starters, video ideas, scripts, and games with a point. And of course, there are plenty of Bible passages and studies to springboard junior highers from the abstract into the concrete as (open Bibles in hand) they explore the nature of God in a lively, relevant way — then begin practicing the traits of God in their own lives. 12 lessons.
12 MORE wild Bible studies on the character of a wild God and what it means for junior highers and middle schoolers
Author: Mark Oestreicher
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Experiencing the Miraculous
Author: Mark Hanby,Roger Roth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Examines the Biblical narratives in their historical, social, archaeological, and mythological contexts and provides a section with a book-by-book summary of the Bible.
Author: J. R. Porter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Author: Watchman Nee
Publisher: Living Stream Ministry
By using recent developments in literary theory, W. Lee Humphreys uses Genesis to show how God functions as a character in the Genesis narrative. Very creatively, Humphreys explores the coherence and consistency of God as a character, the way in which God's character changes and develops throughout the narrative, and how giving attention to the character of God enriches our experience of reading Genesis.
A Narrative Appraisal
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
African American women today have been left at the mercy of media portrayals that often depict them as pregnant and promiscuous or as prostitutes and welfare cases. To erase these hurtful and inaccurate stereotypes and to reclaim a connection with their deep ethical roots and moral heritage, these women must learn the stories of strength, courage, and faith that propelled generations of their foremothers into the world supported by justice, love, faith, wisdom, and perseverance -- virtues that would empower them to raise strong families and have productive careers.Daughters Of Dignity seeks to identify these virtues and trace their roots. Presenting biblical and theological foundations to validate the experiences of the African American woman, LaVerne McCain Gill also offers historical and contemporary role models -- including Sojourner Truth and Rosa Parks -- who embodied these virtues. Finally, she gives suggestions for self-evaluation and narratives on contemporary programs to successfully reestablish an ethic of black womanhood in the community.
African Women in the Bible and the Virtues of Black Womanhood
Author: LaVerne McCain Gill
Publisher: United Church Press
Stories from the Old Testament are accompanied by readings and activities for the Jewish child.
Lessons from the Torah
Author: Seymour Rossel
Publisher: Behrman House, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
In diesem autobiografischen Interviewbuch gibt Robert Kardinal Sarah, einer der prominentesten und freimütigsten katholischen Kardinäle, Zeugnis von seinem Glauben und kommentiert viele aktuelle Themen. Das meistdiskutierte und wichtigste katholische Buch des Jahres 2015! Aus dem Vorwort von Erzbischof Georg Gänswein: "Es ist die Radikalität des Evangeliums, die dieses Buch inspiriert, die Radikalität, die schon viele Glaubenszeugen bewegt und angetrieben hat, die Radikalität einer unausweichlichen Entscheidung, vor der letzlich jeder einzelne Mensch steht, wenn er früher oder später in seinem Leben, den Ruf Christi hört, ihn ernst nimmt, ihm nicht länger ausweichen will und endlich darauf antworten muss. Dann versteht er, dass seine ganze menschliche Existenz auf diese eine Frage zuläuft: Gott oder nichts!"
Ein Gespräch über den Glauben
Author: Nicolas Diat,Robert Sarah,Georg Gänswein
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Studies in the Book of Genesis
Author: Phillip H. Wiebe
Publisher: Kindred Productions
The laughter of delight has gone unheard in the Western tradition. This work brings new light to the notion, and has a consistent leitmotif: the delighted laughter of the matriarch Sarah in the book of Genesis, when she gives birth to her son Isaac. This laughter is "heard" through biblical commentaries and twentieth-century theorists of laughter.
Biblical Exegesis, Feminist Theory, and the Concept of Delight
Author: C. Conybeare
Presents thousands of alphabetized entries on topics and terms related to the Bible and its study, providing biblical references and cross-references, and includes hundreds of drawings, photos, and maps. This volume covers A-D.
Author: Geoffrey W. Bromiley
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing