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Meet Martin Luther: A Sketch of the Reformer's Life

Meet Martin Luther: A Sketch of the Reformer's Life
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Martin Luther (1483-1546) contributed so much to the development of Western civilization that it is not overstatement to declare that he changed the world as he set the Protestant Reformation in motion five hundred years ago. In this brief sketch, you will learn about the exciting historical facts and fascinating events surrounding this Reformer's influential life. Luther's story provides a picture of the gospelan object lesson of faith, grace, and the forgiveness that can be found only in Jesus Christ.
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MEN OF DESTINY 40TH ANNIVERSARY ED

MEN OF DESTINY 40TH ANNIVERSARY ED
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Here are the lives of fourteen remarkable people having in common a personal spiritual experience which changed and moulded them. Biographies include: Tsar Alexander Pavlovich; Lieut 'Birdie' Bowers; Sir James Simpson; Alves Reis; Joshua Poole; Viscount Alexander of Hillsborough; John Newton; Jean Henri Dunant; Martin Luther; Bilney, Tyndale & Latimer; Alfred the Great; Lieut-General Sir William Dobbie.
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January 1, 2008

Monks Record Player Thomas Merton Bob Dylan and the Perilous Summer of 1966

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The story of a monk, a minstrel, and the music that brought them together

In 1965 writer-activist-monk Thomas Merton fulfilled a twenty-four-year dream and went to live as a hermit beyond the walls of his Trappist monastery. Seven months later, after a secret romance with a woman half his age, he was in danger of losing it all. Yet on the very day that his abbot uncovered the affair, Merton found solace in an unlikely place--the songs of Bob Dylan, who, as fate would have it, was experiencing his own personal and creative crises during the summer of 1966.

In this striking parallel biography of two countercultural icons, Robert Hudson plumbs the depths of Dylan's surprising influence on Merton's life and writing, recounts each man's interactions with the woman who linked them together--Joan Baez--and shows how each transcended his immediate troubles and went on to new heights of spiritual and artistic genius. Readers will discover here a riveting story of creativity and crisis, burnout and redemption, in the tumultuous era of 1960s America.

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March 14, 2018

My Bright Abyss Meditation of a Modern Believer

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Eight years ago, Christian Wiman, a well-known poet and the editor of Poetry magazine, wrote a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death. My Bright Abyss, composed in the difficult years since and completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, is a moving meditation on what a viable contemporary faith--responsive not only to modern thought and science but also to religious tradition--might look like.
Joyful, sorrowful, and beautifully written, My Bright Abyss is destined to become a spiritual classic, useful not only to believers but to anyone whose experience of life and art seems at times to overbrim its boundaries. How do we answer this "burn of being"? Wiman asks. What might it mean for our lives--and for our deaths--if we acknowledge the "insistent, persistent ghost" that some of us call God?

One of Publishers Weekly's Best Religion Books of 2013

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April 1, 2014

NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGL

NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGL
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January 7, 2005

Not Forsaken a Story of Life After Abuse How Faith Brought One Woman from Victim to Survivor

Not Forsaken a Story of Life After Abuse How Faith Brought One Woman from Victim to Survivor
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Jenn Greenberg was abused by her church-going father. Yet she is still a Christian. In this courageous, compelling book, she reflects on how God brought life and hope in the darkest of situations. Jenn shows how the gospel enables survivors to navigate issues of guilt, forgiveness, love, and value. And she challenges church leaders to protect the vulnerable among their congregations.

Her reflections offer Biblical truths and gospel hope that can help survivors of abuse as well as those who walk alongside them.

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August 20, 2019

Once Upon a Farm Lessons on Growing Love Life & Hope on a New Frontier NR

Once Upon a Farm Lessons on Growing Love Life & Hope on a New Frontier NR
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Sometimes, it's not only what we plant but where we're planted. As opposed to homesteading, Once Upon a Farm is a book on "lifesteading" as New York Times bestselling author Rory Feek learns to cultivate faith, love, and fatherhood on a small farm, while doing everything but farming.

With frequent stories of his and Joey's years together, and how those guide his life today, Rory unpacks just what it means to be open to new experiences. Much like Jesus' biblical parable, when we scatter our seeds, some will grow in the fertile land and warm sun. Rory contends that it's the same way with our dreams, but we must always pay attention to what our story is teaching us.

It's long been said that timing is everything, and it is, unless you haven't done the work to be prepared. What does it mean to cultivate life, to be open to new directions, to invest in another person as a way of connecting with God? Through his wealth of stories and vulnerable spirit, Rory opens up on those struggles in his own life and, in the process, shows the way for us all.

"This isn't a how-to book, it's more of a how we or more accurately how He (God) planted us on a few acres of land and grew something bigger than Joey or I could have ever imagined."

It's an ongoing story of a new frontier, all woven into a new season of learning to grow a new life and love in the land that his wife loved so much.

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June 18, 2019

OUT OF THE SHADOWS NINE SHORT INSPIRING

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Nine short, inspiring biographies of lesser-known Christians who made a difference. Perhaps best known is Patricia St John (the final chapter) to whom Mrs Cook pays a personal and moving tribute to someone who showed such kindness. As William Philip (St George's - Tron, Glasgow) observes, these stories are 'full of interest and inspiration'.
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May 1, 2011

Patrick of Ireland His Life & Impact

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Patrick ministered to kings and slaves alike in the culture that had enslaved him. Patrick's faith and his commitment to the Word of God through hard times is a true example of the way that God calls us to grow and to bless those around us through our suffering. Michael Haykin's masterful biography of Patrick's life and faith will show you how you can follow God's call in your life.

Early Church Fathers this series relates the magnificent impact that those fathers of the early church made for our world today.

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February 2, 2018

Paul a Biography

Paul a Biography
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In this definitive biography, renowned Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N. T. Wright offers a radical look at the apostle Paul, illuminating the humanity and remarkable achievements of this intellectual who invented Christian theology--transforming a faith and changing the world.

For centuries, Paul, the apostle who saw the light on the Road to Damascus and made a miraculous conversion from zealous Pharisee persecutor to devoted follower of Christ, has been one of the church's most widely cited saints. While his influence on Christianity has been profound, N. T. Wright argues that Bible scholars and pastors have focused so much attention on Paul's letters and theology that they have too often overlooked the essence of the man's life and the extreme unlikelihood of what he achieved.

To Wright, The problem is that Paul is central to any understanding of earliest Christianity, yet Paul was a Jew; for many generations Christians of all kinds have struggled to put this together. Wright contends that our knowledge of Paul and appreciation for his legacy cannot be complete without an understanding of his Jewish heritage. Giving us a thoughtful, in-depth exploration of the human and intellectual drama that shaped Paul, Wright provides greater clarity of the apostle's writings, thoughts, and ideas and helps us see them in a fresh, innovative way.

Paul is a compelling modern biography that reveals the apostle's greater role in Christian history--as an inventor of new paradigms for how we understand Jesus and what he accomplished--and celebrates his stature as one of the most effective and influential intellectuals in human history.

--Church Times
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February 18, 2020

Pleading for a Reformation Vision

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A minister of the Presbyterian Church in the United States for more than sixty years, William Childs Robinson's career spanned the great events of twentieth-century history from the Great Depression to the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movement. These were difficult years for America and for Protestant Christianity in America. In this book, David Calhoun tells of how Robinson tirelessly laboured to arrest the Southern Presbyterian Church's slide toward a liberal theological position and preserve the old Calvinism that had marked the church from its beginning. In seminary classrooms, in pulpits across the South and beyond, and in the courts of the church, Robinson's voice was heard "pleading for a Reformation vision" based on faithfulness to Scripture and supported by the testimony of Reformers, English Puritans and Scottish Covenanters.

There then follows a selection of twenty-three articles from Robinson's pen which show something of the breadth and depth of Robinson's vision. In them one sees a man who exercised an all-round ministry as evangelist, pastor, church historian, and theologian, equally at ease writing on such diverse subjects as "The Saviour of Sinners," "Under His Wings," "The Theological Emphases of the Old Columbia Seminary," and "The Trinity: God in Action." Though unsuccessful in halting the church's decline into theological liberalism, Robinson's long years of ministry influenced successive generations of students and ministers, many of whom preserve his legacy by pleading for the same "Reformation vision."

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November 25, 2013

PRISONERS OF HOPE OSI!

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The gripping and inspiring story of two extraordinary women--from their imprisonment by the Taliban to their rescue by U.S. Special Forces.
When Dayna Curry and Heather Mercer arrived in Afghanistan, they had come to help bring a better life and a little hope to some of the poorest and most oppressed people in the world. Within a few months, their lives were thrown into chaos as they became pawns in historic international events. They were arrested by the ruling Taliban government for teaching about Christianity to the people with whom they worked. In the middle of their trial, the events of September 11, 2001, led to the international war on terrorism, with the Taliban a primary target. While many feared Curry and Mercer could not survive in the midst of war, Americans nonetheless prayed for their safe return, and in November their prayers were answered.
In "Prisoners of Hope," Dayna Curry and Heather Mercer tell the story of their work in Afghanistan, their love for the people they served, their arrest, trial, and imprisonment by the Taliban, and their rescue by U.S. Special Forces. The heart of the book will discuss how two middle-class American women decided to leave the comforts of home in exchange for the opportunity to serve the disadvantaged, and how their faith motivated them and sustained them through the events that followed. Their story is a magnificent narrative of ordinary women caught in extraordinary circumstances as a result of their commitment to serve the poorest and most oppressed women and children in the world. This book will be inspiring to those who seek a purpose greater than themselves.
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June 11, 2002