Accidental Lessons

  • Filename: accidental-lessons.
  • ISBN: 9781606933916
  • Release Date: 2009-02
  • Number of pages: 174
  • Author: David W. Berner
  • Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing



In the middle of painful personal times, Chicago journalist Berner makes a decision that changes his life forever--he takes a job in a public school outside Chicago where the students are representations of society's "throw-aways."

Sameness and Substance Renewed

  • Filename: sameness-and-substance-renewed.
  • ISBN: 0521456193
  • Release Date: 2001-09-06
  • Number of pages: 257
  • Author: David Wiggins
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



A substantially revised and expanded edition of David Wiggins' classic work Sameness and Substance.

DAVID The Shepherd King

  • Filename: david-the-shepherd-king.
  • ISBN: 1453543872
  • Release Date: 2010-07-23
  • Number of pages: 154
  • Author: George Truett Moore
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation



DAVID, the Shepherd King is the story of the greatest king of Israel. The complexities of his life are staggering. He shepherded both sheep and people. He was an empire builder but a failed parent. He was an adulterer and a murderer. He was a warrior and an outlaw. He was a musician, composing beautiful psalms still treasured and sung today. His name appears more than a thousand times in the Bible, more than any other individual. Above all, he was faithful to his calling as the mashiach, the anointed one of the Lord God.

Rivalries Renewed

  • Filename: rivalries-renewed.
  • ISBN: 9781783016280
  • Release Date: 2014-12-19
  • Number of pages: 150
  • Author: Michael Dimmer
  • Publisher: Hornbeam Press



In this sequel to Michael E Dimmer’s first racing novel, Quest for Gold, we return to unscrupulous tipster and incorrigible womaniser, John Bretton. On the death of his father, John has been able to return to the family stately home where he and his siblings, Felicity and Anthony, train several racehorses, including their prized black gelding, Brett, a superb horse that has only ever been defeated once in eight National Hunt races. Although relations between him and the red-haired Anna, wife of the neighbouring racing trainer, have cooled, their secret passion for each other still simmers. But when attractive young Josie appears, asking John to find a racehorse for her, he cannot resist her charms. But is she what she seems? John enlists a willing Josie in dubious plans to carry out a gambling coup, and lands himself in trouble with the Jockey Club, just as Felicity and Anthony, begin training Brett for his Gold Cup campaign. While John finds his liaisons with Josie exciting, his true feelings are for Anna, who is soon back in his arms. Then, as the intrigues in his life are spinning out of control, tragedy strikes not once, but twice! Meanwhile, through the turmoil, the Gold Cup looms, and Brett is prepared for his great racing challenge. Michael Dimmer transports the reader to the racecourse and recreates one of the most exciting periods in the history of National Hunt racing, when everyone was gripped by the legendary rivalry between the steeplechasers, Arkle and Mill. Michael E. Dimmer’s passion for horse racing shines through this exciting novel. Rivalries Renewed will be enjoyed by anyone interested in the racing world.

The Ten Commandments

  • Filename: the-ten-commandments.
  • ISBN: 1416562516
  • Release Date: 2010-09-07
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: David Hazony
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



ACROSS THE WESTERN WORLD, the Ten Commandments have become a source of both inspiration and controversy, whether in Supreme Court rulings, in film and literature, or as a religious icon gracing houses of worship of every Christian and Jewish denomination. But what do the commandments really stand for? According to polls, less than half of all Americans can even name more than four of them. Fewer still can name all ten, or have a clear idea of the ideals they were meant to promote. For most of us, agnostics and faithful alike, they have been relegated to the level of a symbol, and the teachings they contain are all but forgotten. In Western life today, the Ten Commandments are everywhere— except where we need them most. In The Ten Commandments, David Hazony offers a powerful new look at our most venerable moral text. Combining a fresh reading of the Old Testament’s most riveting stories and ancient rabbinic legends with a fearless exploration of what ails society today, Hazony shows that the Ten Commandments are not just a set of obscure laws but encapsulate a deeply valuable approach to life—one that is as relevant now as it was when they first appeared more than two millennia ago. The Ten Commandments begins with a daring claim: Although they have become a universally recognizable symbol of biblically based religion, they are not, strictly speaking, a religious text. Rather than making a statement about faith or mystical realms inaccessible to reason, they contain a coherent prescription for how to make a better world. At their core stands what Hazony calls the "spirit of redemption," which he describes as one of the two basic spiritual components of Western civilization. While the Greeks gave us the "spirit of reason," teaching that we should be free to explore and express our views, the spirit of redemption teaches that every individual can, and should, act to improve the world. This spirit reached us from ancient Israel, in the form of the Hebrew Bible, and has stood at the heart of the most important social movements in our history. Going through the commandments one by one, Hazony shows how each represents a poignant declaration about honesty, the self, life, love, freedom, community, and inner peace. Each commandment, we discover, adds another piece to the puzzle of how the redemptive spirit may enter our lives and help us become more caring, world-changing individuals. Part memoir, part scholarship, part manifesto for a vital approach to life, The Ten Commandments tackles some of the most painful human questions that stand at the heart of who we are as modern, thinking people—and offers answers that are sure to start a new discussion about the meaning of one of our most enduring, yet least understood, traditions.

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

  • Filename: the-international-standard-bible-encyclopedia.
  • ISBN: 0802837859
  • Release Date: 1988-03-01
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Geoffrey W. Bromiley
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing



A comprehensive biblical reference includes a wide range of articles about people, places, customs, events, religious concepts, and philosophical ideas mentioned in the Scriptures

All the Miracles of the Bible

  • Filename: all-the-miracles-of-the-bible.
  • ISBN: 0310281016
  • Release Date: 1988-09
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Herbert Lockyer
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



Looks at more than two hundred miracles in every book of the Bible from the beginning of the Old Testament to the end of the New Testament.

Transforming Renewal

  • Filename: transforming-renewal.
  • ISBN: 9781630877491
  • Release Date: 2015-01-12
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Andy Lord
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers



Pentecostal and charismatic renewal movements have seen great growth over the last century and have engaged with many Christian traditions. Yet there are signs that all is not well, and there is a need to develop theologies of renewal that engage with practice and across the traditions if the movements are to continue to grow. In particular, this book seeks an ecumenical engagement between David Watson and Thomas Merton, leaders in the charismatic and monastic renewal movements. The aim is to reflect on the theological roots of these renewal movements through a study of particular people who lived them in practice and sought to help others understand how the triune God was at work. This is done against the wider background of contemporary renewalist theology to develop constructive proposals for renewal theology in the future. Receptive ecumenism provides the method for bringing the different voices into conversation in ways that also point forward in approaches to ecumenical dialogue. It is thus a study relevant to those seeking new ways in theology, those involved in renewal and ecumenical movements, students of Thomas Merton, and all who seek to better understand the Christian renewal movements that have swept the world.

The Applied Old Testament Commentary

  • Filename: the-applied-old-testament-commentary.
  • ISBN: 0781448646
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 1329
  • Author: Thomas Hale
  • Publisher: David C Cook



The wisdom found in God's Word is timeless, as relevant today as when it was first written. And the challenge for believers remains unchanged: how do we apply these truths to our everyday world? The Applied Commentary series is a fresh approach to Bible study, connecting great wisdom with your life today. Each Scripture passage is enhanced with insights on key themes and ideas. Featured articles provide a deeper look at essential concepts, while the contemporary language allows for easy reading. And because some subjects are open to interpretation for discussion, we've included perspectives from leading theologians from all backgrounds and denominations. The result? An interactive approach to Scripture that will challenge your ideas and build your faith—which is what reading the Bible is all about.

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