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Biography

EARLY CHRISTIAN LIVES

EARLY CHRISTIAN LIVES
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Written between the mid-fourth and late sixth centuries to commemorate and glorify the achievements of early Christian saints, these six biographies depict men who devoted themselves to solitude, poverty and prayer. Athanasius records Antony's extreme seclusion in the Egyptian desert, despite temptation by the devil and visits from his followers. Jerome also shows those who fled persecution or withdrew from society to pursue lives of chastity and asceticism in his accounts of Paul of Thebes, Hilarion and Malchus. In his Life of Martin, Sulpicius Severus describes the achievements of a man who combined the roles of monk, bishop and missionary, while Gregory the Great tells of Benedict, whose Rule became the template for monastic life. Full of vivid incidents and astonishing miracles, these Lives have provided inspiration as models for centuries of Christian worship.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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END OF THE SPEAR OP!

END OF THE SPEAR OP!
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2005 ECPA Retailer's Choice Award winner for best biography/autobiography! Steve Saint was five years old when his father, missionary pilot Nate Saint, was speared to death by a primitive Ecuadorian tribe. In adulthood, Steve, having left Ecuador for a successful business career in the United States, never imagined making the jungle his home again. But when that same tribe asks him to help them, Steve, his wife, and their teenage children move back to the jungle. There, Steve learns long-buried secrets about his father's murder, confronts difficult choices, and finds himself caught between two worlds. Soon to be a major motion picture (January 2006), "End of the Spear" brilliantly chronicles the continuing story that first captured the world's attention in the bestselling book, "Through Gates of Splendor."
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ERASMUS OF CHRISTENDOM

ERASMUS OF CHRISTENDOM
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Born the illegitimate son of a priest, and plagued throughout life by illness and poverty, Erasmus of Rotterdam was sought everywhere for his wit and erudition. No man in Europe had so many friends in high places: a lifelong cosmopolitan, he moved from country to country, lodging in palaces and in the households of public printers, a friend of Thomas More and Henry VIII and a correspondent of Luther and the pope.

A true man of letters, Erasmus wrote and translated tirelessly; arguing, teaching, campaigning for the purification of the church. He ridiculed worldly prelates, but deplored Reformers who broke from Rome. On all occasions he spoke for moderation in thought and action, for classical humanism and a Christianity of the inward spirit. Still, he lived to see many of his friends imprisoned, beheaded, or burned for their beliefs, and he himself was accused of heresy.

Through charming and frequently humorous glimpses of the people and scenes of Erasmus's life, Professor Bainton suggests the amplitude of his hero's nature. "An affectionate appreciation..." Time Magazine calls Erasmus of Christendom. "In Bainton's view, the current revolution in the church makes the Erasmian message even more pertinent--and perhaps more poignant--than ever before."

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Hendrickson Classic Biographies feature enduring stories about real people whose lives have been touched and transformed by God, and who in turn have touched others with God's love. Each story has been carefully selected, gently edited if necessary, and freshly typeset, making every account--be it ancient or contemporary--a compelling read. Great lives reaching across the ages to touch lives today, encouraging, challenging, and inspiring.

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Everything Happens for a Reason And Other Lies Ive Loved

Everything Happens for a Reason And Other Lies Ive Loved
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "A meditation on sense-making when there's no sense to be made, on letting go when we can't hold on, and on being unafraid even when we're terrified."--Lucy Kalanithi

"Belongs on the shelf alongside other terrific books about this difficult subject, like Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air and Atul Gawande's Being Mortal."--Bill Gates

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY REAL SIMPLE

Kate Bowler is a professor at Duke Divinity School with a modest Christian upbringing, but she specializes in the study of the prosperity gospel, a creed that sees fortune as a blessing from God and misfortune as a mark of God's disapproval. At thirty-five, everything in her life seems to point toward "blessing." She is thriving in her job, married to her high school sweetheart, and loves life with her newborn son.

Then she is diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer.

The prospect of her own mortality forces Kate to realize that she has been tacitly subscribing to the prosperity gospel, living with the conviction that she can control the shape of her life with "a surge of determination." Even as this type of Christianity celebrates the American can-do spirit, it implies that if you "can't do" and succumb to illness or misfortune, you are a failure. Kate is very sick, and no amount of positive thinking will shrink her tumors. What does it mean to die, she wonders, in a society that insists everything happens for a reason? Kate is stripped of this certainty only to discover that without it, life is hard but beautiful in a way it never has been before.

Frank and funny, dark and wise, Kate Bowler pulls the reader deeply into her life in an account she populates affectionately with a colorful, often hilarious retinue of friends, mega-church preachers, relatives, and doctors. Everything Happens for a Reason tells her story, offering up her irreverent, hard-won observations on dying and the ways it has taught her to live.

Praise for Everything Happens for a Reason

"I fell hard and fast for Kate Bowler. Her writing is naked, elegant, and gripping--she's like a Christian Joan Didion. I left Kate's story feeling more present, more grateful, and a hell of a lot less alone. And what else is art for?"--Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior and president of Together Rising

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EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN BY GRACE

EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN BY GRACE
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6 women from Jesus' family line in the Bible, 6 women from Jesus' family today in the Church - all ordinary yet all extraordinary!



As you read about these ordinary women, you will see how God's extraordinary grace was extended to:



  • Fran's dysfunctional family

  • Mary's humble beginnings and lack of education

  • Judy's wrong choices and illicit relationships

  • Pam's illegitimacy and abuse as a child

  • Tamar's victimization by the system

  • Camille's sordid history with men


  • Mary Whelchel's conversational style, honed from successful broadcasting, make these stories of biblical and contemporary women linger in your thoughts - bringing you face-to-face with the life-changing power of God's grace.



    You'll discover that God transformed ordinary women in the past - and continues to do so today. Extraordinary Women by Grace offers hope and encouragement to all women, regardless of past failures, defeats, or missed opportunities.














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    FAITH GREAT HEROES V1

    FAITH GREAT HEROES V1
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    This collection of brief biographies traces the lives of five true heroes -- Martin Luther, Corrie ten Boom, Billy Graham, Sojourner Truth, and Watchman Nee.
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    FALLEN OUT OF THE SEX INDUSTRY & INTO TH

    FALLEN OUT OF THE SEX INDUSTRY & INTO TH
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    Después de más de una década siendo víctima de la industria del sexo comercial, Annie Lobert comparte no solo su historia de redención, sino también la de otras personas involucradas en el tráfico sexual.
    Cuando Annie pudo ver una oportunidad para escapar de su tumultuoso hogar de abuso, nunca antes había escuchado el término "tráfico sexual". Necesitando dinero, queriendo ser amada y buscando desesperadamente tomar el control de su vida, ella sucumbió al mundo cada vez más oscuro de la industria del sexo como una escort glamorosa y de clase alta en Las Vegas. Todo lo que brillaba no era oro. Tomó un camino peligroso hacia la autodestrucción. Perdió todo lo que imaginaba que su nueva vida le traería, incluso su propia identidad. Las palizas, el abandono y las amenazas de muerte eran rutinarias; a menudo se preguntaba si morir sería la mejor manera de salir.
    En este libro, Annie cuenta su historia extraordinaria de supervivencia en la industria del sexo por dieciséis años; una historia de liberación, sanidad, para luego ayudar a otros a ser libres también. Estas memorias fascinantes abren una ventana a un mundo sórdido y sombrío, y muestran cuán resplandeciente puede brillar la luz de Cristo.

    After more than a decade as a victim of the commercial sex industry, Annie Lobert shares not only her redemption story but those of others involved in sex trafficking.
    When Annie grabbed at what looked like an opportunity to escape her tumultuous, abuse-filled home, she had never heard the term "sex trafficking." Needing money, wanting to be loved, and desperately seeking control of her life, she stumbled into the ever-darkening world of the sex industry as a glamorous, high-class escort in Las Vegas. All that glittered was not gold. She embarked on a dangerous path toward self-destruction. She lost everything she envisioned her new life would bring her, even her own identity. Beatings, abandonment, and death threats became routine - she often wondered if dying would be the best way out.In FALLEN, Annie tells her remarkable story of surviving sixteen years in the sex industry, breaking free, finding healing, and then reaching back to help others find freedom as well. This riveting memoir opens a window into a sordid, shadowy world - and shows just how bright God's light can truly shine.

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    FAMILY MAN OP!!!

    FAMILY MAN OP!!!
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    A former "Wall Street Journal" reporter offers the first-ever complete biography of one of America's most influential men, Dr. James Dobson. Author Dale Buss examines his many achievements and challenges, as well as his role in the 2004 election, evangelicalism, and the larger culture. Dr. Dobson is a psychologist, the host of a daily radio program (with an audience exceeded only by Rush Limbaugh's and Paul Harvey's), the author of multiple best-selling books, and founder of Focus on the Family, one of the largest parachurch ministries in the world. His advice is sought out by presidents and other national leaders. "Family Man" is a fully developed account of Dobson's life, giving both friends and detractors glimpses into his beliefs, accomplishments, and influence.
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    Far Above Rubies The Life of Bethan Lloyd Jones

    Far Above Rubies The Life of Bethan Lloyd Jones
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    The galleries of the great heroes of faith contain many inspirational women; although not always placed in as prominent a position for all to see, their service has been invaluable in God's kingdom. The wife of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones was such a woman. Bethan Lloyd-Jones' portrait has long been hidden in a part of the gallery known only to her family and certain close friends. Lynette G. Clark brings this portrait into view, capturing the wit, wisdom and faith of a godly wife, mother and friend.

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    FLANNERY OCONNOR WRITING A THEOLOGY OF

    FLANNERY OCONNOR WRITING A THEOLOGY OF
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    Flannery O'Connor is one of America's most unique Southern authors. Shortly after she began her writing career she was diagnosed with lupus. Despite her illness, O'Connor authored more than two dozen short stories and two novels. Her highly regionalized Southern Gothic stories often involve grotesque characters.

    Literature critic and theologian Timothy J. Basselin consults O'Connor's life and work to illustrate the profound connections existing between the theme of the grotesque and Christian theology. O'Connor's own disability, Basselin argues, inspired a theology that leads readers toward greater recognition of God's activity in a sinfully grotesque world. By combining disability studies, literary critique, and theological reflection, Basselin discovers a new vision for approaching the disabled, the grotesque, and the other in society. Flannery O'Connor reignites O'Connor's own critiques of the modern affinity for perfection, self-sufficiency, and a clear separation between good and bad.

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    July 15, 2013

    From A to Z to Narnia with C S Lewis

    From A to Z to Narnia with C S Lewis
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    The writings of C.S. Lewis have touched millions of readers. This new handbook makes clear that it is not just the words and stories of Lewis that capture the attention of the reader; it is also the ideas. The power of words to convey principles and ideas is remarkable, and few contemporary authors do it as well as C.S. Lewis. Matching one idea or aspect of Lewis' writings with each letter of the alphabet, Louis Markos employs a memorable method to demonstrate both the simplicity and the complexity of Lewis. Markos also gives those who want to know more about Lewis an overview of his life and brief guides to his books and three film productions of his works.
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    July 7, 2015

    GEORGE WHITEFIELD V1

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    Volume 1 brings the story of whitefield's life and of the evangelical revival up to the end of the year 1740.
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    January 1, 1900