A Lineage of Grace

A Lineage of Grace
Author: Francine Rivers
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2012-11-21
ISBN: 1414357478
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Lineage of Grace Book Excerpt:

The complete biblical historical fiction compilation by the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and A Voice in the Wind. The Bible is filled with inspiring stories of unlikely candidates God chose to change eternity. This bestselling compilation in one volume contains five novellas about such people—women in the family tree of Jesus Christ. Tamar. Rahab. Ruth. Bathsheba. Mary. Each was faced with extraordinary—even scandalous—challenges. But they had courage. They lived daring lives. Sometimes they made mistakes—big mistakes. And yet God, in His infinite mercy, used them to bring forth the Christ, the Savior of the world. Their stories still hold great meaning and inspiration for us today. Tamar risked her life and her reputation to be the woman she was called to be. See how God uses our circumstances and our steps toward Him, however faltering, to fulfill His plan. Rahab was exploited by men who saw only her beauty, yet she held fast to her faith in God and was rewarded. Discover how God seeks and finds those whose hearts are tender toward Him, no matter how far away they are. Ruth’s loyalty, especially toward her mother-in-law Naomi, helped her to persevere in the face of tragedy, and God gave her a second chance at love. Be encouraged that God will provide even when all hope seems lost. Bathsheba’s scandalous affair with David did not end in one night. Learn that God is willing to restore those lost in the depths of despair who call out to Him. Mary is one of the most revered women in history. But first, she was an ordinary woman striving to please God in the same way that women still do today. When God spoke, Mary responded in obedience which changed the world forever. Each novella includes an in-depth Bible study perfect for personal reflection or group discussion.

Unveiled

Unveiled
Author: Francine Rivers
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780842319478
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unveiled Book Excerpt:

The first in a five-volume series that brings to life women in the lineage of Jesus chronicles the story of Tamar and her father-in-law, Judah.

Unspoken

Unspoken
Author: Francine Rivers
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780842335980
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unspoken Book Excerpt:

A retelling of the biblical account of Bathsheba and David reveals their story through the eyes of Bathsheba.

Unashamed

Unashamed
Author: Francine Rivers
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780842335966
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unashamed Book Excerpt:

The story of Rahab, an ancestor of Christ mentioned in the book of Joshua, is told with an emphasis on her Godliness, devotion, and courage.

Unshaken

Unshaken
Author: Francine Rivers
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780842335973
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unshaken Book Excerpt:

In Book Three of the series about women in the lineage of Jesus Christ, a retelling of the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz demonstrates that God faithfully provides for His children when all hope seems lost.

Unafraid

Unafraid
Author: Francine Rivers
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780842335997
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unafraid Book Excerpt:

Mary, an unwed, pregnant teenager, is thrilled to be bearing the Messiah and develops an obsession with her son, but she must come to terms with her faith if she is to accept his crucifixion.

Christian Fiction

Christian Fiction
Author: John Mort
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781563088711
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian Fiction Book Excerpt:

At last--the first comprehensive readers' advisory guide for this highly popular genre! With an emphasis on contemporary publications, this book covers nearly 2,000 Christian fiction titles,including a chapter on YA literature, and provides detailed annotations and bibliographies.

On the Road to Enlightened Duality

On the Road to Enlightened Duality
Author: M. Young
Publsiher: SCB Distributors
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2015-08-28
ISBN: 1942493150
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Road to Enlightened Duality Book Excerpt:

While traveling the road on pilgrimage, or following American Baul Master, Khepa Lee Lozowick (1943-2010), in his daunting travel schedule, author Mary Angelon Young crafted a collection of essays that explore and evoke the many moods of “Enlightened Duality,” one of Lozowick’s core teachings in the path of Western Bauls. This dynamic spiritual principle suggests that the spiritual seeker can combine an integrated awareness of the nondual (“all is One”) with a lively, conscious relationship to the duality or play of opposites that is the constant fare of everyday life. Unlike those strictly nondual perspectives that relegate the human experience to an illusion of the mind, Lozowick asserted that, while nondual unity is the foundation of what is, simultaneously, life is real. These original essays cover such universal themes as Impermanence, Beauty and Transformation, and comprise one wayfarer’s reflections, reveries and research. Some are flavored with academic spice, but most are predominantly experiential, presenting a kaleidoscopic journey that unfolds much like a large, multifaceted jewel looked at from many different directions. Each essay has its own integrity and stands on its own authority. Yet, taken as a whole, they form a useful map of the tantric path, charting its depths through daily events, travel, relationships, creativity and work⎯all continuous, integrated aspects of the transformational path. The teaching of enlightened duality can be found in many guises within the world’s great traditions, including Sufi, Vajrayana Buddhist, and both bhakti and tantric Hindu paths. It is a universal theme, and yet the treatment here runs true to the theistic underpinnings of the lineage from which it comes: Khepa Lee Lozowick, Sri Yogi Ramsuratkumar and Swami Ramdas. From this view, the highest aim of spiritual practice is to integrate mystical experience and insights of nonduality into ordinary life. This book provides a genuine feast of practical wisdom for the hungry seeker who yearns for a path through life that is both transformational and yet honoring of the innate dignity and potential of the human incarnation. The author has travelled extensively in India and Europe; has studied the Sanskrit, Hindu and Buddhist traditions; and has written published an extensive treatise on the Baul Path, The Baul Tradition. (Hohm Press, 2014)

BibleAlive

BibleAlive
Author: Sara Ann Lincoln, D.A.
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-04-28
ISBN: 1491753706
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BibleAlive Book Excerpt:

Most of us seek a fulfilling life. Millions of us seek answers to life’s deeper, more spiritual meaning. But what is that meaning? Where can it be found? How can we know when we find it? Traditional church and Sunday school attendance is down, as parents and children alike question the relevance of religion in their lives. And while sales of books dealing with spirituality are stronger than ever, the Bible—arguably the oldest—still outsells them all. What is it about the Bible that keeps it on top? It isn’t the history lessons, stories, or passages, which sometimes seem contradictory. No, it’s the recurring theme of God’s forgiveness and love for his creation. Author Dr. Sara Ann Lincoln’s BibleAlive: A Guide to Discovering the Ageless Vitality of the Bible for Teachers and Students will help you discover that meaning and message. This workbook will help you find the true spirit of the Bible, the study of which can lead to a more joy-filled, satisfying life. Dr. Lincoln teaches how to learn through questioning as well as covers such topics as major biblical figures and themes and how to know the Bible spiritually. She also provides useful information and tools to use in spiritual growth. BibleAlive: A Guide to Discovering the Ageless Vitality of the Bible for Teachers and Students takes a complex subject and presents it in an easy to understand format. As your spiritual knowledge grows, you’ll find yourself wanting to know more.

Predestination

Predestination
Author: P. L. Ditshego
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2016-05-19
ISBN: 1514493985
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Predestination Book Excerpt:

Predestination: A Mystery of the Ages Unveiled is an expository discourse unveiling the mystery of mans pre existence in eternity past and Gods plan about him. It explores the revelation of how man was first conceived in the creative loins of the Creator God in eternity past as a spirit and soul personality and was later transferred into human mortal bodies in the dispensation of time to fulfil Gods plan. It further explores in a deep and profound manner challenges man faced and experienced while in his seed form or spirit and soul form and how those challenges had dire consequences as currently manifested in the human behaviour in the current dispensation. Lastly, it thoroughly explores Gods plan of the ages for mankind to be conformed to the image of Christ. A must read for sons and daughters of destiny indeed.

A Genealogy of Manners

A Genealogy of Manners
Author: Jorge Arditi
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 1998-12
ISBN: 9780226025834
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Genealogy of Manners Book Excerpt:

Remarkable for its scope and erudition, Jorge Arditi's new study offers a fascinating history of mores from the High Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. Drawing on the pioneering ideas of Norbert Elias, Michel Foucault, and Pierre Bourdieu, Arditi examines the relationship between power and social practices and traces how power changes over time. Analyzing courtesy manuals and etiquette books from the thirteenth to the eighteenth century, Arditi shows how the dominant classes of a society were able to create a system of social relations and put it into operation. The result was an infrastructure in which these classes could successfully exert power. He explores how the ecclesiastical authorities of the Middle Ages, the monarchies from the fifteenth through the seventeenth century, and the aristocracies during the early stages of modernity all forged their own codes of manners within the confines of another, dominant order. Arditi goes on to describe how each of these different groups, through the sustained deployment of their own forms of relating with one another, gradually moved into a position of dominance.

A Genealogy of Several Branches of the Whittemore Family

A Genealogy of Several Branches of the Whittemore Family
Author: Bernard Bemis Whittemore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 132
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Massachusetts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Genealogy of Several Branches of the Whittemore Family Book Excerpt:

In His Own Time The Lineage 2

In His Own Time  The Lineage 2
Author: Melissa Jarvis
Publsiher: Siren-BookStrand
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1622422376
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In His Own Time The Lineage 2 Book Excerpt:

[BookStrand Historical Romance, time travel, HEA] There is a traitor in the time travel organization the Lineage, and it’s up to new recruit Victoria Vasquez to discover his identity. After an incident (and stolen kiss) on her first assignment in 1923 Egypt, she suspects she knows who it is. Veteran agent Banderan of Ibile is hiding a secret, one that could endanger everything he holds dear. He will do whatever it takes to ensure his goal, no matter who gets in his way. Victoria has fought hard for her independence, and has no time for arrogant know-it-all men. When both Victoria and Banderan are assigned to 1848 Gold Rush California, they find themselves entangled in a web of deceit and lies. And when they are cut off from the Lineage, it will be up to Victoria to decide if the man she has come to love is a traitor or a hero. ** A BookStrand Mainstream Romance

The Scribe

The Scribe
Author: Francine Rivers
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2007-08-31
ISBN: 1414322682
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scribe Book Excerpt:

Book 5 in the 5-book biblical historical fiction series by the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and A Voice in the Wind. His wealth allowed him a position a power. His obedience led him to give up his worldly possessions. His humility helped him dedicate his life to recording the words of others. After the death and resurrection of Jesus, Peter and Paul preached to the nations, carrying Christ’s message to all who would listen. But when they were silenced, it was their scribe Silas who brought their words to future generations. Be challenged by this faithful man whose story we must never forget. The Scribe is the story of Silas and book five in the popular Sons of Encouragement series about five men who quietly changed eternity. This novella includes an in-depth Bible study perfect for personal reflection or group discussion.

An Echo in the Darkness

An Echo in the Darkness
Author: Francine Rivers
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2011-12-09
ISBN: 9781414340906
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Echo in the Darkness Book Excerpt:

Book 2 in the 3-book historical Christian fiction series by the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and A Voice in the Wind. From Francine Rivers comes the “compelling” and “emotionally charged” (Booklist, starred review) second installment in of the story of Hadassah, a courageous Christian slave girl with unrelenting faith, and Marcus, the Roman aristocrat who claims her heart. Believed dead, Hadassah finds employment helping a doctor in the poor section of first-century Rome and discovers an ability to heal others through the power of her faith. When Julia falls ill, Hadassah is forced to confront a difficult decision: should she return to the Valerian household, risking exposure and death, to help her former tormentor in the Christian tradition? Continuing to search for meaning and faith, Marcus turns away from the opulence of Rome, led by a whispering voice from the past into a journey that could set him free from the darkness of his soul. Includes discussion questions suitable for individual use or group discussions. “Francine unlocks the longing in each one of us to connect to God in a deeper, life-changing way. No one reading her books will ever be the same again.” —Debbie Macomber “As we ‘watch’ Hadassah and Atretes struggle through first-century trials, we learn how to handle similar situations in the twenty-first century. The ‘costumes’ may vary, but our Lord does not change.” —Angela Hunt “Francine redefined Christian fiction—honest, unflinching, powerful, life-changing—demonstrating why storytelling is the most effective way to communicate God’s truth. Every Christian novelist writing today owes a debt of gratitude to Francine Rivers for lighting the way.” —Liz Curtis Higgs “Francine Rivers writes from her heart to touch the hearts of her readers. Her books are essential reading for all who love Christian fiction.” —Bodie Thoene “Francine Rivers puts readers right into the history of the moment.” —Romantic Times

The New Black Gods

The New Black Gods
Author: Edward E. Curtis IV,Danielle Brune Sigler
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-04-23
ISBN: 025300408X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Black Gods Book Excerpt:

Taking the influential work of Arthur Huff Fauset as a starting point to break down the false dichotomy that exists between mainstream and marginal, a new generation of scholars offers fresh ideas for understanding the religious expressions of African Americans in the United States. Fauset's 1944 classic, Black Gods of the Metropolis, launched original methods and theories for thinking about African American religions as modern, cosmopolitan, and democratic. The essays in this collection show the diversity of African American religion in the wake of the Great Migration and consider the full field of African American religion from Pentecostalism to Black Judaism, Black Islam, and Father Divine's Peace Mission Movement. As a whole, they create a dynamic, humanistic, and thoroughly interdisciplinary understanding of African American religious history and life. This book is essential reading for anyone who studies the African American experience.

The Body and the Soul in Medieval Literature

The Body and the Soul in Medieval Literature
Author: Professor of Comparative Literature Piero Boitani,Piero Boitani,Anna Torti
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780859915458
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Body and the Soul in Medieval Literature Book Excerpt:

The theme of the `body and soul' relationship in medieval texts and modern reworkings. The theme of the body-and-soul relationship in medieval texts and in modern reworkings of medieval matter is explored in the articles here, specifically the representation of the body in romance; the relevance of bawdy tales to the cultural experience of authors and readers in the middle ages; the function of despair, or melancholy, in medieval and Renaissance literature; and the political significance of late medieval representations of `bodies' in the chroniclers' accounts of the Rising and in Gower's poems. Two articles are devoted to modern retellings of medieval themes: John Foxe's Acts and Monuments, seen in relation to the traditional acta martyrum, and the medieval revival in Tory Britain exemplified in Douglas Oliver's The Infant and the Pearl. Contributors: PAMELA JOSEPH BENSON, NIGEL S. THOMPSON, JON WHITMAN, JEROME MANDEL, BARBARA NOLAN, YASUNARI TAKADA, YVETTE MARCHAND, ROBERT F. YEAGER, JOERG O. FICHTE, JOHN KERRIGAN

The Lineage and Descendants of Marie Henrietta Schubring Mielke Zietlow

The Lineage and Descendants of Marie Henrietta  Schubring  Mielke Zietlow
Author: Dorothy Keller Bosserman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lineage and Descendants of Marie Henrietta Schubring Mielke Zietlow Book Excerpt:

Bridge to Haven

Bridge to Haven
Author: Francine Rivers
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-04-22
ISBN: 1414390823
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridge to Haven Book Excerpt:

A New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller! In this riveting saga of temptation, grace, and unconditional love, the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and The Masterpiece delivers big-canvas storytelling at its very best. To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she’s paid to finally feel like she’s somebody. To Pastor Ezekiel Freeman, Abra will always be the little girl who stole his heart the night he found her, a wailing newborn abandoned under a bridge on the outskirts of Haven. Zeke and his son, Joshua—Abra’s closest friend—watch her grow into an exotic beauty. But Zeke knows the circumstances surrounding her birth have etched scars deep in her heart, scars that leave her vulnerable to a fast-talking charmer who lures her to Tinseltown. Hollywood feels like a million miles from Haven, and naive Abra quickly learns what’s expected of an ambitious girl with stars in her eyes. But fame comes at a devastating price. She has burned every bridge to get exactly what she thought she wanted. Now all she wants is a way back home. “One of the edgiest Christian romances I have had the pleasure of reading in a long while. Francine Rivers has woven a deeply moving story with an adept hand that knows just how to layer humanity, in all its beautiful and ugly truth, into almost every individual who steps onto the page.” —USA Today’s Happy Ever After Blog “This is another compelling and moving story by one of the genre’s most honored and talented writers.” —Library Journal, starred review “Rivers returns with a page-turning recasting of the story of the prodigal son, here a prodigal daughter. . . . This story arc will be particularly resonant for Christian readers, but Rivers has the writing ability to reel in others who enjoy a well-told tale of redemption.” —Publishers Weekly

Rethinking Paul

Rethinking Paul
Author: Edwin Chr. van Driel
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN: 1108759378
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Paul Book Excerpt:

In this book, Edwin van Driel analyzes contemporary Pauline exegesis and its implications for Protestant theology. Over the last several decades, scholars have offered fresh interpretations of the apostle, including the New Perspective on and the apocalyptic reading of Paul. Van Driel juxtaposes these proposals with traditional Protestant understandings of Paul and argues that the crucial difference between these two readings lies not in how one understands isolated Pauline notions but in different assumed narrative substructures of the apostle's writings. He explores how these new exegetical proposals deepen, broaden, enrich, and challenge traditional Protestant theological paradigms, as well as how they are situated alongside current contextual conversations on theological anthropology, social imagination, and the church's mission. Van Driel's volume opens up new avenues for interdisciplinary exploration and cooperation between biblical scholarship and theology.