Category: Christianity

  • Be Careful What You Pray For: A Novel (The Reverend Curtis Black Series)

    By Kimberla Lawson Roby

    “Kimberla Lawson Roby is a real author, a storyteller on the most sensible of her game.”
    —Eric Jerome Dickey

     

    Alicia Black is again! The pampered, privileged daughter of the irrepressible scoundrel Rev. Curtis Black and protagonist of Kimberla Lawson Roby’s New York instances bestseller The better of every thing, Alicia makes her successful go back in Be cautious What You Pray For. Alicia is newly remarried, to a guy of the material who regrettably mirrors far-too-closely her rascally dad. The Reverend Black himself, megastar of Sin not more, an excessive amount of of an outstanding factor, and different well known Roby novels, co-stars in Be cautious What You Pray For—a story of affection and ambition that after back bargains with vital concerns because it tells a witty, relocating, page-turning tale, a bestselling mix that could be a Kimberla Lawson Roby hallmark.

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  • Christianity and History: Essays (Princeton Legacy Library)

    In half I of Christianity and History, the writer asks even if the dedicated Christian may be extra wakeful than the uncommitted of a few that means in heritage. In answering this he bargains a critique of Arnold Toynbee and makes a few penetrating observations at the instructing of heritage. half II is anxious with the author's certain field-the Protestant Reformation and its origins. Calvinism, with its dynamic experience of the old strategy, gets distinct remedy, and there's a wonderful essay on Machiavelli and Thomas extra. 3 of the essays integrated during this new publication seem the following for the 1st time.

    Originally released in 1964.

    The Princeton Legacy Library makes use of the most recent print-on-demand expertise to back make on hand formerly out-of-print books from the celebrated backlist of Princeton collage Press. those paperback variations safeguard the unique texts of those vital books whereas providing them in sturdy paperback variations. The aim of the Princeton Legacy Library is to tremendously elevate entry to the wealthy scholarly background present in the hundreds of thousands of books released via Princeton collage Press because its founding in 1905.

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  • Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game

    By John Sexton

    A love letter to America's such a lot liked activity and an exploration of the deeper dimensions it reveals

    For greater than a decade, big apple college President John Sexton has used baseball to demonstrate the weather of a non secular existence in a wildly renowned path at NYU. utilizing a few of the nice works of baseball fiction in addition to the particular game's outstanding moments, its mythical characters, and its regimen rituals—from the long-sought triumph of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers, to the heroic achievements of avid gamers just like the saintly Christy Mathewson and the sinful Ty Cobb, to the loving intimacy of a online game of seize among a father and son—Sexton teaches that throughout the online game we will contact the non secular size of life.

    Baseball as a highway to God is in regards to the parts of our lives that lie past what should be captured in phrases alone—ineffable truths that we all know via adventure instead of via good judgment or research. making use of to the secular task of baseball a kind of inquiry often reserved for the examine of faith, Sexton unearths a shocking volume of universal flooring among the sport and what all of us realize as faith: sacred locations and time, religion and doubt, benefits and curses, and more.

    In thought-provoking, superbly rendered prose, this ebook elegantly demonstrates that baseball is greater than a online game, or perhaps a nationwide hobby: it may be a highway to a deeper and extra significant life.

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  • The Star of Redemption

    By Franz Rosenzweig

    “Franz Rosenzweig’s The commence of Redemption is likely one of the few lasting books of our century, a piece whose originality transcends the disciplinary limits of philosophy and faith and which needs to be learn via a person whose problem with the which means of everyday life is pressing and abiding.” —Maurice Natanson, Yale University

    The megastar of Redemption is widely known as a key record of contemporary existential notion and an important contribution to Jewish theology within the 20th century. An confirmation of what Rosenzweig referred to as “the new thinking,” the paintings ensconces good judgment within the position of summary, conceptual philosophizing and posits the validity of the concrete, person person over that of “humanity” usually. Fusing philosophy and theology, it assigns either Judaism and Christianity targeted yet both vital roles within the non secular constitution of the realm, and unearths in either biblical religions methods towards a comprehension of reality.
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  • The Babylon Code: Solving the Bible's Greatest End-Times Mystery

    By Troy Anderson

    What if God embedded a code within the Bible which could merely be cracked in any case times--a prophetic cypher that unearths how the 4 blood moons and the biblical Shemitah are only indicators of the start of end-time events?

    Unlocking a superb secret that has wondered students for almost thousand years, THE BABYLON CODE finds how robust forces are actually at paintings to create an international executive, cashless society, and common faith as anticipated by way of the prophets.

    The results of a five-year journalistic research, THE BABYLON CODE takes readers on a spellbinding trip to discover the hyperlink among the world's such a lot mystery companies, the Bible's maximum prophetic riddle, and what world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham describes as a convergence in end-time indicators for the 1st time in historical past.

    This prophetic secret publication items jointly the apocalyptic puzzle--uncovering what can be not just the largest tale and political scandal in smooth heritage, but in addition the key to either our survival and our salvation.
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  • Augustine of Hippo: A Life

    By Henry Chadwick

    Augustine (354-430) had a profound effect at the improvement of the Christian Church, sparking controversy and influencing the guidelines of theologians for over fifteen centuries. His phrases are nonetheless usually quoted in devotions this present day and his key subject matters hold a remarkable modern relevance--what is where of the Church on the planet? what's the relation among nature and beauty? In Augustine of Hippo, the past due Henry Chadwick--a popular authority on Augustine--describes with readability and heat the highbrow improvement of this key Father of the Church. In his generally rigorous but sympathetic sort, Chadwick strains Augustine's highbrow trip from schoolboy and scholar to Bishop and champion of Christendom in a interval of excessive political upheaval, supplying priceless perception into the development of Augustine's principles. With a foreword reflecting on Chadwick's precise method of Augustine by way of Peter Brown, and another examining record on Augustine compiled by means of Gillian Clark, this quantity is either a vital evaluate of Augustine and a last tribute to 1 of the nice church historians of the 20 th century.
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  • The Love Dare Day by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples

    From the writers of the No. 1 manhattan occasions best-seller, The Love Dare.
     
    Love is a call. a regular selection. The Love Dare Day by way of Day is a regular reminder of the way it’s performed -- and performed good -- taking the resource material's unique adventure to the subsequent point. With fifty two weekly dares, this one-year devotional invitations you to head deeper into the scriptural ideas of The Love Dare and is intended to complement your courting with God and your wife via an everyday time of analyzing, prayer, and action.
     
    Make this greater than a yr of your existence. Make it your daring, subsequent step to a life of love. gains of this publication include:
     
    • 365 devotional readings on particular elements of actual love
    • fifty two weekly dares that will help you exhibit love on your marriage
    • Dozens of particular prayers to hope for your self and your spouse
    • inquiries to get you considering strategically approximately your relationship
    • greater than a hundred pass Deeper sections that improve own Bible study
    • detailed hyperlink to a unfastened on-line marriage evaluate resource
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  • Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel

    By Kate Bowler

    How have thousands of yankee Christians come to degree religious growth by way of their monetary prestige and actual wellbeing and fitness? How has the circulate variously referred to as be aware of religion, health and wellbeing and Wealth, identify It and declare It, or just prosperity gospel come to dominate a lot of our modern non secular landscape?

    Kate Bowler's Blessed is the 1st e-book to completely discover the origins, unifying subject matters, and significant figures of a burgeoning circulate that now claims thousands of fans in the US. Bowler lines the roots of the prosperity gospel: from the traveling mesmerists, metaphysical sages, pentecostal healers, company oracles, and princely prophets of the early twentieth century; via mid-century confident thinkers like Norman Vincent Peale and revivalists like Oral Roberts and Kenneth Hagin; to cutting-edge highly winning prosperity preachers. Bowler specializes in such modern figures as Creflo buck, pastor of Atlanta's 30,000-member global Changers Church overseas; Joel Osteen, often called "the smiling preacher," with a weekly viewers of 7 million; T. D. Jakes, named via Time journal one among America's such a lot influential new spiritual leaders; Joyce Meyer, evangelist and women's empowerment guru; and so on. At virtually any second, day or evening, the yankee public can music in to those preachers-on television, radio, podcasts, and of their megachurches-to pay attention the message that God wants to bless them with wealth and health and wellbeing. Bowler deals an interpretive framework for students and normal readers alike to appreciate the various expressions of Christian abundance as a cohesive flow sure by way of shared understandings and customary goals.
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  • Early Christian Lives (Penguin Classics)

    Written among the mid-fourth and overdue 6th centuries to commemorate and glorify the achievements of early Christian saints, those six biographies depict males who dedicated themselves to solitude, poverty and prayer. Athanasius documents Antony's severe seclusion within the Egyptian desolate tract, regardless of temptation by way of the satan and visits from his fans. Jerome additionally indicates those that fled persecution or withdrew from society to pursue lives of chastity and asceticism in his debts of Paul of Thebes, Hilarion and Malchus. In his lifetime of Martin, Sulpicius Severus describes the achievements of a guy who mixed the jobs of monk, bishop and missionary, whereas Gregory the good tells of Benedict, whose Rule grew to become the template for monastic existence. filled with brilliant incidents and mind-blowing miracles, those Lives have supplied idea as types for hundreds of years of Christian worship.

    For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved through introductions and notes by means of unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.
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