• Wisdom Hunter: A Novel

    By Randall Arthur

    This rerelease of Randall Arthur's bestselling novel provides the hypocrisy of Christian legalism and a man's look for the single surviving member of his relatives. The story's hero, Pastor Jason Faircloth, embarks on a trip that lasts eighteen years and takes him via 4 nations in a quest to discover the granddaughter who's being hidden from him. In a method that mirrors our personal non secular trip, he discovers a wealthy courting with God and the peace that eventually comes with actual religion.

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  • An Arab Ambassador in the Mediterranean World: The Travels of Muhammad ibn 'Uthman al-Miknasi, 1779-1788

    By Nabil Matar

    This booklet presents translated choices from the writings of Muhammad Ibn Othman al-Miknasi (d. 1799). the one writings by way of an Arab-Muslim within the pre-modern interval that current a comparative point of view, his travelogues offer specific perception with in to Christendom and Islam.
    Translating excerpts from his 3 travelogues, this booklet tells the tale of al-Miknasi’s travels from 1779-1788. As an envoy, al-Miknasi was once aware about court docket lifestyles, govt places of work and spiritual constructions, and he presents distinctive money owed of towns, humans, customs, ransom negotiations, old occasions and political associations. together with descriptions of Europeans, Arabs, Turks, Christians (both ecu and Eastern), Muslims, Jews, and (American) Indians within the final zone of the eighteenth century, An Arab Ambassador within the Mediterranean global explores how the main travelled Muslim author of the pre-modern interval observed the realm: from Spain to Arabia and from Morocco to Turkey, with second-hand information regarding the hot World.
    Supplemented with vast notes detailing the old and political relevance of the translations, this publication is of curiosity to researchers and students of Mediterranean heritage, Ottoman stories and Muslim-Christian kinfolk.

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  • A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories That Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit

    By Mike Huckabee

    “Every Christmas, I nonetheless take into consideration that guitar and the sacrifice it represented. and that i wish I don’t omit to contemplate the best sacrifice of all, God’s reward of Himself.”

    Christmas has develop into synonymous with procuring, overindulging, festival, and rigidity. yet in response to Mike Huckabee (who used to be a pastor sooner than stepping into politics), that used to be by no means God’s purpose. Going again to the Nativity, Christmas is meant to be approximately easy issues: religion, love, kin, and desire. The tough half, in today’s loopy international, is remembering that these easy issues are the main invaluable of all.

    Now Huckabee recounts twelve Christmas memories—often humorous, occasionally deeply moving—that diversity from his formative years in Arkansas to his years as a tender husband and father to his time as a governor after which a presidential candidate. those precise tales can assist you smile, take a deep breath, and perhaps decelerate your personal vacation treadmill.

    If you’re searching for a bit readability, sanity, and idea at this insane time of yr, you’re certain to take pleasure in A easy Christmas.

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  • Foxe's Book of Martyrs: Select Narratives (Oxford World's Classics)

    By John Foxe

    "Be of fine convenience, grasp Ridley, and play the guy: we will today gentle this kind of candle via God's grace in England, as, I belief, shall by no means be placed out." Hugh Latimer's recognized phrases of comfort to Nicholas Ridley as they're either approximately to be burnt alive for heresy come from John Foxe's magisterial Acts and Monuments, popularly referred to as the Book of Martyrs. This monstrous choice of unforgettable bills of non secular persecution exerted as nice a power on early glossy England and New England because the Bible and the booklet of universal Prayer. It includes many stirring tales of the apprehension, interrogation, imprisonment, and execution of alleged heretics. in accordance with a brand new transcription of the final variation overseen through John Foxe, this new version incorporates a complete creation to Foxe and his occasions, the non secular conflicts, and the character of martyrological narratives. The textual content is extra more suitable by way of 21 of the unique woodcut illustrations, glossaries of individuals, locations, and phrases, a basic index, and notes explaining allusions and settling on scriptural quotations.

    About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from all over the world. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different invaluable beneficial properties, together with professional introductions by means of top professionals, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra examine, and lots more and plenty more.

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  • Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, Volume 2 (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 12)

    By Søren Kierkegaard

    In Philosophical Fragments the pseudonymous writer Johannes Climacus explored the query: what's required in an effort to transcend Socratic recollection of everlasting principles already possessed through the learner? Written as an afterword to this paintings, Concluding Unscientific Postscript is on one point a philosophical jest, but on one other it's Climacus's characterization of the subjective thinker's relation to the reality of Christianity. instantaneously ironic, funny, and polemical, this paintings takes at the "unscientific" kind of a mimical-pathetical-dialectical compilation of rules. while the flow within the prior pseudonymous writings is clear of the classy, the circulate in Postscript is clear of speculative proposal. Kierkegaard meant Postscript to be his concluding paintings as an writer. the next "second authorship" after The Corsair Affair made Postscript the turning element within the whole authorship. half one of many textual content quantity examines the reality of Christianity as an aim factor, half the subjective factor of what's concerned for the person in changing into a Christian, and the amount ends with an addendum within which Kierkegaard recognizes and explains his relation to the pseudonymous authors and their writings. the second one quantity comprises the scholarly equipment, together with a key to references and chosen entries from Kierkegaard's journals and papers.

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  • The History of the Knights Templars

    The background of the Knights Templars is a outstanding tale of triumphs and defeats, marked with controversies and tragedy.  From their upward push to their death, Charles G. Addison captivatingly chronicles some of the characters that performed a job in shaping this robust army order that reigned for nearly centuries throughout the center Ages.

    Having tested ratings of files and texts, and traveled to a few of the ruined fortresses and castles of the order, Addison was once knowledgeable at the Templars’ background. He insightfully information their plight during this quantity, first released in 1842. beginning with the origins of the brotherhood, the principles and beliefs of the order, and their selected image of the pink pass, the writer explains their function in retaining pilgrims touring to the Holy Land, their feats through the Crusades, the relationships they held with a variety of kings and church leaders, their contributions to preserving Europe from Turkish conquest and maintaining Christianity in Europe and Asia, and their tragic finish: stripped in their lands, tortured, and burned on the stake.  

    Addison offers a transparent and understandable account of this nice non secular and army fraternity of knights and clergymen that may engross someone attracted to their heritage and the center a long time.

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  • Sin Temor

    Cada amanecer parece traer nuevas razones para sentir temor.
    Se habla de despidos en el trabajo, disminucion del ritmo de l. a. economia, brotes de violencia en el Medio Oriente, bajas en el mercado de l. a. vivienda, subidas en el calentamiento international. los angeles plaga de l. a. actualidad, el terrorismo, comienza con l. a. palabra "terror." Los noticieros difunden suficiente informacion causante de nerviosismo que justifican boletines de ultima hora. De tamano inmenso y grosero, el temor nos mete como manada en una carcel de puertas cerradas. No seria fabuloso salir libre?

    Imagine tu vida, sin que los angeles toque para nada los angeles angustia. Que tal si los angeles fe, no el temor, fuera tu reaccion instintiva a las amenazas? Si pudieras sostener un iman detector de temores sobre tu corazon y extraer cada indicio de miedo, inseguridad o duda, que quedaria? Visualiza un dia, solo un dia, en el que pudieras confiar mas y temer menos.

    Puedes imaginarte una vida sin temor?"

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  • The Complete Mystical Works of Meister Eckhart

    By Meister Eckhart

    Now on hand in a single-volume variation, this exhaustive assortment has been thoroughly revised and incorporates a new introduction via a leading Eckhart pupil. Containing the complete textual content of all of Eckhart’s vernacular—the German texts, which present his personal reflections on themes akin to the poverty of spirit and the start of Christ within the soul—this treasury is the authoritative quantity of Eckhart’s enduring legacy to Christianity.

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