The Apostles of Doom

Author: J. L. Langland

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539854791


Page: 680

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The Restoration of Glory After 4,000 years of waiting, Prophecy has been fulfilled! The Dark Lord Tommus, heir to the Throne of Orcus, has relit Mount Doom in the Abyss! It is time for the Orcs to reclaim their rightful place in the multiverse! As the orcs rejoice and race to rebuild the connections between their worlds and the Abyss and the alvar gird for war, Tom discovers his new home comes with some unexpected guests--guests who may provide him with leverage in his conflict with the god Tiernon. Hilda and the avatars of Tiernon work to establish a new base of operations upon the plains of Murgatroy to launch a rescue mission for Talarius. Meanwhile, aboard Dante's Inferno, Oorstemoth and the Rod invade the Abyss on their joint mission to rescue Talarius and arrest Lord Edwyrd. Exador needs the assistance of the Storm Lords to destroy Lenamare and the Council of Wizardry and seize The Book once and for all. In return he must first recreate the lost works of the Dark Apostle. In the Courts of Chaos, Lilith is preoccupied by a Baron of Chaos who wants to know where hir Maelstrom went.

The Ever Advancing Kingdom

Author: Shane Mason

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1604770317

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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We have just entered into a vital season of church history. Never has there been a day like our day. Even now the mentality of the church is shifting and old mindsets are vanishing with the dismay of the nations. A new mindset is being birthed! We are on the horizon of the greatest days of church history! The Ever Advancing Kingdom will take you on a prophetic journey into the coming days of the church, the kingdom of God, and the kingdoms of this world. This book will challenge you, and give to you a hope for the glorious future that lies ahead for the church of Jesus Christ! Rev 11:15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and forever! Shane Mason is a minister of the gospel who has set his heart to do his part in the fulfillment of the Great Commissioning of Jesus Christ. It is his desire and passion to see the bride of Christ come into maturity and power, a company made ready for the return of the bridegroom. His message is that of conviction and power as he seeks to do his part in awakening a generation from spiritual slumber. Gifted with prophetic revelation and insight, Shane seeks to bring the fire of Gods Holy presence to all he encounters. He is married to his wife Lisa and is currently the associate pastor of Green Tree Christian Fellowship in Andalusia Alabama.

Conditional Futurism

New Perspective of End-Time Prophecy

Author: James Goetz

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1608998665

Category: Religion

Page: 194

View: 1365

Conditional Futurism introduces a new perspective of end-time theology (eschatology). The book holds to Christian futurism while integrating the Apocalypse of John with the conditional dynamics of prophecy taught in Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and various other books throughout the Old Testament. The new paradigm concludes that the final antichrist (also known as the man of lawlessness, the beast, and the eighth king) may read the apocalyptic prophecy of his doom while deciding instead to repent of evil and turn to the Lord, which is a biblical option that would fulfill the divine purposes of the apocalypse. This cutting-edge scholarship also develops new biblical models of angels appearing as humans, the descent of Christ into hell, and the kings in Revelation that incorporate with this end-time theology that encourages hope in all circumstances.

Apostles of Greed

Capitalism and the Myth of the Individual in the Market

Author: Allan Engler

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745309491

Category: Political Science

Page: 187

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Privatization, the tax revolt amd globalism have all served the interests of a wealth-owning minority to the detriment of the vast majority, and it is free market theory that has masked the control of co-operative economic activity by wealth-owners. Beginning with the roots of market theory in the work of Mandeville, Locke and Smith, this work contrasts the myth of the individual with the reality of the modern corporation, with oligopoly and with oligarchic domination of social life. Reaganism, Thatcherism, Mulroneyism nd other neoconservative propositions and prejudices are examined, as is the assault on Keynsianism. The book makes a case for an alternative of social ownership, individual initiative and market forces in which economic democracy would overcome the self-centred greed of corporate capitalism.

Prophet of Doom

Islam's Terrorist Dogma in Muhammad's Own Words

Author: Craig Winn

Publisher: Cricketsong Books


Category: Religion

Page: 702

View: 8668

Provides quotations from Islamic scriptures to reveal Muhammad's thoughts on himself, God, and religion, and to shed light on modern-day Islamic fundamentalism and its connection to terrorism.

The Making of a Racist

A Southerner Reflects on Family, History, and the Slave Trade

Author: Charles B. Dew

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813938880

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 619

In this powerful memoir, Charles Dew, one of America’s most respected historians of the South--and particularly its history of slavery--turns the focus on his own life, which began not in the halls of enlightenment but in a society unequivocally committed to segregation. Dew re-creates the midcentury American South of his childhood--in many respects a boy’s paradise, but one stained by Lost Cause revisionism and, worse, by the full brunt of Jim Crow. Through entertainments and "educational" books that belittled African Americans, as well as the living examples of his own family, Dew was indoctrinated in a white supremacy that, at best, was condescendingly paternalistic and, at worst, brutally intolerant. The fear that southern culture, and the "hallowed white male brotherhood," could come undone through the slightest flexibility in the color line gave the Jim Crow mindset its distinctly unyielding quality. Dew recalls his father, in most regards a decent man, becoming livid over a black tradesman daring to use the front, and not the back, door. The second half of the book shows how this former Confederate youth and descendant of Thomas Roderick Dew, one of slavery’s most passionate apologists, went on to reject his racist upbringing and become a scholar of the South and its deeply conflicted history. The centerpiece of Dew’s story is his sobering discovery of a price circular from 1860--an itemized list of humans up for sale. Contemplating this document becomes Dew’s first step in an exploration of antebellum Richmond’s slave trade that investigates the terrible--but, to its white participants, unremarkable--inhumanity inherent in the institution. Dew’s wish with this book is to show how the South of his childhood came into being, poisoning the minds even of honorable people, and to answer the question put to him by Illinois Browning Culver, the African American woman who devoted decades of her life to serving his family: "Charles, why do the grown-ups put so much hate in the children?"

Whatever Happened to Hell?

Author: John Blanchard

Publisher: EP BOOKS

ISBN: 9780852349793

Category: Future punishment

Page: 435

View: 2197

An outstanding, and sobering, volume from John Blanchard. Many would air-brush hell out of all thought today - or at least play down its horror and duration. Dr J.I. Packer says in the Foreword that he "gratefully commends [the book] and hopes it will be widely read." The need is no less now, and Dr Blanchard's approach of helping confused Christians as well as targeting complacent unbelievers is as fresh as ever. This new edition has been revised and now includes the ESV as the main source of Scripture quotations. Nobody can think seriously about hell and remain emotionally and psychologically unaffected. The idea that after a few years of life on earth an untold number of human beings, many of whom would be thought of as decent, law-abiding citizens, will spend eternity in indescribable agony and exposed to God's relentless anger is overwhelming. Reaction to the paralysing prospect of everlasting punishment varies from those who dismiss the whole idea because they reject the authority of Scripture to those who seek to soften its impact by reducing hell to manageable proportions. What does happen after death? What if the traditional pictures of hell as a place of endless punishment and suffering are true? What if millions of ordinary men and woman are on their way there? What if we are? And if so, is there any way in which we can avoid hell or evade it? These are vitally important questions and this book sets out to find answers to them.

Demons and the Devil in Ancient and Medieval Christianity

Author: Nienke Vos,Willemien Otten

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900419617X

Category: Religion

Page: 257

View: 6343

This collection of essays analyzes the role of demons and the devil in ancient and medieval Christianity. Proceeding from a variety of scholarly perspectives—historical, philosophical and theological, as well as philological, liturgical and theoretical—the volume’s diverse approach matches the complexity of its chosen theme.

Apostles of Disunion

Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War

Author: Charles B. Dew

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813939453

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 2692

Charles Dew’s Apostles of Disunion has established itself as a modern classic and an indispensable account of the Southern states’ secession from the Union. Addressing topics still hotly debated among historians and the public at large more than a century and a half after the Civil War, the book offers a compelling and clearly substantiated argument that slavery and race were at the heart of our great national crisis. The fifteen years since the original publication of Apostles of Disunion have seen an intensification of debates surrounding the Confederate flag and Civil War monuments. In a powerful new afterword to this anniversary edition, Dew situates the book in relation to these recent controversies and factors in the role of vast financial interests tied to the internal slave trade in pushing Virginia and other upper South states toward secession and war.

The Testament of Mary

A Novel

Author: Colm Toibin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451692382

Category: Fiction

Page: 81

View: 2972

A provocative imagining of the later years of the mother of Jesus finds her living a solitary existence in Ephesus years after her son's crucifixion and struggling with guilt, anger and feelings that her son is not the son of God and that His sacrifice was not for a worthy cause. By the award-winning author of The Master. 25,000 first printing.

This Gospel of the Kingdom

Heaven's Reign Over the Earth

Author: Ricardo Taylor

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781514117347


Page: 252

View: 9982

The Kingdom of God is not the church, it is bigger than the church and includes God complete plan to bring prosperity and national transformation to all nations. God's kingdom is bigger than any local denomination, whether that denomination is Catholic, Protestant, Anglican, Pentecostal, Baptist, Wesleyan, Nazarene, Church of God or any other denomination. For so long, some say too long, the church has functioned as a straightjacket limiting the expression of Christ to merely spiritual things and the life to come. Much of this has been the result of many self-proclaimed, modern-day "prophets" who have arisen to stir up a furor rivaled only by the impending apocalypse they predict. This doom-and-gloom prognostication is not only spread by a few fanatics, but millions of Christians, including some of the most recognized names in mainstream Christianity who are caught up in the latest "last days" frenzy. Seduced by the popular craze, they are driven not to action, but to radical inactivity, ineffectiveness, and lethargy while waiting for the easy-out "end". The result has been catastrophic as we see the church abandon culture, retreat into the four walls of its church. This book is about a theological paradigm shift calling the church back to the kind of engagement that validates, equips and commissions believers into their market place vocations in accordance with the cultural mandate of Genesis 1:28 "to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it" The answer to man's quest for purpose and ultimate self-fulfillment is not religion and cannot be found in the theory and practice of socialism, communism or even democracy, which have all failed to create the kind of world we are all searching for. It cannot be found in the realm of economics, medicine or science. Each of us has in us an inbuilt need for power, for control over our circumstances and the circumstances of life. We were all created not just to exist, but to live a fulfilled and significant life in the Kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is God's answer to your need for power and control, and His answer to the needs of a world lost in sin, immorality, corruption, abuse, and scandal and self- deception. That is why the Kingdom was at the heart of the message of Jesus. The kingdom is a paradox which may be hard to understand, but a mystery which has been revealed. The teaching of this book seeks to simplify and explain the doctrine of the kingdom, the message of the gospel of the kingdom and heaven's reign over planet earth through a people, God calls the church.


How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History

Author: Kurt Andersen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588366871

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 6607

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The single most important explanation, and the fullest explanation, of how Donald Trump became president of the United States . . . nothing less than the most important book that I have read this year.”—Lawrence O’Donnell How did we get here? In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen shows that what’s happening in our country today—this post-factual, “fake news” moment we’re all living through—is not something new, but rather the ultimate expression of our national character. America was founded by wishful dreamers, magical thinkers, and true believers, by hucksters and their suckers. Fantasy is deeply embedded in our DNA. Over the course of five centuries—from the Salem witch trials to Scientology to the Satanic Panic of the 1980s, from P. T. Barnum to Hollywood and the anything-goes, wild-and-crazy sixties, from conspiracy theories to our fetish for guns and obsession with extraterrestrials—our love of the fantastic has made America exceptional in a way that we've never fully acknowledged. From the start, our ultra-individualism was attached to epic dreams and epic fantasies—every citizen was free to believe absolutely anything, or to pretend to be absolutely anybody. With the gleeful erudition and tell-it-like-it-is ferocity of a Christopher Hitchens, Andersen explores whether the great American experiment in liberty has gone off the rails. Fantasyland could not appear at a more perfect moment. If you want to understand Donald Trump and the culture of twenty-first-century America, if you want to know how the lines between reality and illusion have become dangerously blurred, you must read this book. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE “This is a blockbuster of a book. Take a deep breath and dive in.”—Tom Brokaw “[An] absorbing, must-read polemic . . . a provocative new study of America’s cultural history.”—Newsday “Compelling and totally unnerving.”—The Village Voice “A frighteningly convincing and sometimes uproarious picture of a country in steep, perhaps terminal decline that would have the founding fathers weeping into their beards.”—The Guardian “This is an important book—the indispensable book—for understanding America in the age of Trump.”—Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci


Images of the Lost Disciple

Author: Kim Paffenroth

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664224240

Category: Religion

Page: 207

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Judas: Images of the Lost Discipletraces the development of the stories about the most famous traitor in the history of Western Civilization. Its purpose is not to find the Judas of history, but rather to provide readers with a map that shows the similarities and connections between generations of Judas's story. Judas has been portrayed as an effete intellectual, a jealous lover, a greedy scoundrel, a misguided patriot, a doomed hero, a man destroyed by despair, or God's special, misunderstood messenger and agent. Judas means as many different things to us as does Jesus or God. The enigma of Judas's story in the Gospels left later literature and legend with a creative challenge they richly answered, and which is presented here: to write the real story of the worst villain of all time.

The Book of Revelation

Author: Catherine A. Cory

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814628850

Category: Religion

Page: 101

View: 2065

"Complete biblical texts with sound, scholarly based commentary that is written at a pastoral level; the Scripture translation is that of the New American Bible with Revised New Testament and Revised Psalms (1991)"--Provided by publisher.

Through the Eyes of Mary Magdalene

Author: Estelle Isaacson

Publisher: Logosophia

ISBN: 9781597315043

Category: Religion

Page: 300

View: 7380

In this first book of a trilogy on the life of Mary Magdalene, Estelle Isaacson presents her visions of the life of "the Apostle to the Apostles" as seen through Magdalene's own eyes. Following a Prologue "in the starry heavens," Part One encompasses Magdalene's childhood, her journeys and education in Egypt, her struggle with temptations, and her conversion. Part Two takes the reader through some of Magdalene's experiences as she lays down her former life and follows Jesus as his disciple. Part Three visits the Lazarus mysteries and includes revelations concerning his initiation, death, and resurrection. Part Four comprises five appendices presenting subsidiary visions. Among these are two visions of Magdalene's mysterious sister Silent Mary, a figure otherwise unknown except through the earlier visions of the Catholic stigmatist Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824). The book is graced with many illustrations by James J. Tissot (1836-1902), whose work resonates also with Estelle in a very special way, the artist's depictions being so very close to what she herself witnesses in vision. Those who find this volume valuable and inspiring will be glad to know of two further volumes of the trilogy, and that works on other subjects drawn from the ongoing wellspring of Estelle's visions will follow. Book II of the Magdalene trilogy is subtitled From Initiation to the Passion, and Book III is subtitled From the Ascension to Journeys in Gaul. "Estelle invites us to stand witness by her side, in community with the Logos and with Sophia. She tells us we need not wait until we are perfect, for Christ comes to us now!" -From the Introduction "This book is a truly remarkable work on Mary Magdalene, in which the mysteries she lived through are re-experienced through her eyes in a most touching and tangible way." -Robert Powell, author The Mystery, Biography & Destiny of Mary Magdalene.

The Fire, the Revelation and the Fall

Author: Jenny L. Cote

Publisher: Living Ink Books

ISBN: 9780899577944

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 644

View: 9535

"The events of Acts leading to Revelations come to life as the Order of the Seven animal team surrounds the early believers who are spreading the gospel to the ends of the earth--against impossible odds."--Page [4] cover.