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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Studies in the Book of Genesis
Author: Phillip H. Wiebe
Publisher: Kindred Productions
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
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
This is an 1885 English translation of an 1883 German work examining the history of worship and law in Israel.
With a Reprint of the Article 'Israel' from the Encyclopaedia Britannica
Author: Julius Wellhausen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A clear, in-depth biblical explanation of the origin, history, and significance of the Middle East conflict. The current conflict in the Middle East began long before the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. It originated when Abraham sinned, distorting God's promise that he and his heirs would make a great nation and inherit the land now called The Holy Land. A historical and political account, Seeds of Turmoil clearly explains the biblical story of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar and the ensuing sibling rivalry between Jacob and Esau, whose choices formed the world's three most influential religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This fascinating insight into the beginnings of the conflict also explains what about the land is so important today. In addition, Wright sheds light on the conflicting Jewish, Christian, and Islamic perspectives and answers the question, Does God play favorites?
The Biblical Roots of the Inevitable Crisis in the Middle East
Author: Bryant Wright
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Author: Letty M. Russell
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
In the Bible, Sarah, Deborah, Ruth, Esther, and Mary Magdalene represent good and Godly women. These Biblical characters serve as examples for women of God and Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. The things that were written in the Scripture were written for our learning, admonition, and caution. Instead of waiting to learn from our own experiences, we can learn from the lives and experiences of others; and the Word of God is for our learning. In this book, you will learn about these women of God.
The Women of Faith
Author: Godsword Godswill Onu
Publisher: Osmora Incorporated