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The Book Mother of God Similar to Fire
The Author William Hart McNichols
The Publisher Orbis Books
Release Date2014-07-30
Genre Religion
Pages
ISBN 9781608334278
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Of the Deepest Shadows and the Prisons of Fire
The Author Chimalum Moses Nwankwo
The Publisher African Books Collective
Release Date2010-01-01
Genre Poetry
Pages 189
ISBN 9780979085826
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Of the Deepest Shadows and The Prisons of Fire is a literary canvas of leaders who have affected humanity in very serious and unquestionable ways. the core of this artistic engagement is the destiny of the black world. There are tangential departures into temtones with crises the world cannot afford to ignore. The poet visits each leader. living or dead, with equal passion. His curious brush is delicate, ecstatic. melancholic or even celebratory depending on what image or circumstance he pans into view. The corpus comes with the characteristic anguish and tendemess of a very sensitive and caring mind... "Nwankwo's visceral. hypnotic lines are filled with unexpected and challenging metaphorical combinations. His poems display the intense political commitment and Diasporic awareness of a skillful seasoned poet"---Joseph McLaren, Professor of English Hofstra University, New York "(In this volume), Chimalum Nwankwo holds the globe in his hands; his craft presents it to us in cadences of dance and deja vu..."---Chuks Iloegbunam, Nigerian Vanguard "Chimalum Nwankwo's enchanted language, rhythm, and starting juxtapositions make him a poet of prodigious beauty and genius-simply one of the best poets writing in any language today. (This collection) ... is a dazzling performance... a great feat of thought and expressive range." ---Ode Ogede, Professor of English North Carolina Central University, Durham ...a remarkable weaving of thoughts and feelings into rhythmically supply verse."---Emmanuel Obiechina Associate Fellow W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University & Fellow of Nigerian Academy of Letters


The Book Heart on Fire
The Author Neil A. Arce
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2015-01-23
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 74
ISBN 9781503535596
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: There is nothing extraordinary or special in this book. All that it contains are simple reflections of a simple country priest who prays the Sacred scriptures whose life is enriched by the people he serves and his own personal experience becomes an instrument of God's presence in his life. Nothing extraordinary or special or provoking in this book except the only desire to share one’s thirst and consuming desire to give one’s all to God who loves him immensely and tenderly. That in all things God may be glorified.


The Book The Light of Christ
The Author Andrew Tregubov
The Publisher St Vladimir's Seminary Press
Release Date1990
Genre Religion
Pages 49
ISBN 0881410969
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The works of the great iconographer, Fr Gregory Kroug (1909-1969), speak directly to the hearts of those who look at them in prayer, revealing the way towards "theosis" -- deification through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, by which our human nature is glorified and perfected. Includes 18 full-color plates.


The Book Mother of God
The Author Miri Rubin
The Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date2009-02-26
Genre Religion
Pages 576
ISBN 9780141912646
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Mary, the mother of Jesus, is one of the most powerful, influential and complex of all religious figures. The focus for women, the inspiration of faith, the subject of innumerable paintings, sculptures, pieces of music and churches, Mary is so entangled in our world that it is impossible to conceive of the history of Western culture and religion without her. Miri Rubin's Mother of God is a major work of cultural imagination. Mary's role in the Gospels is a relatively minor one, and yet in the centuries during which Christianity established itself she emerged as a powerful, strange and ungovernable force, endlessly remade and reimagined by wave after wave of devotees, ultimately becoming 'a sort of God', in ways that have always made some Christians uneasy. Whether talking about the vast public festivals celebrating Mary that sweep up entire communities or the intense private agony of individual devotion, Rubin's book is a triumph of sympathy and intelligence. Throughout Christianity's journey from mysterious origins to global religion, the Mother of God has been a profound presence in countless lives - Mother of God is the story of that presence and a book that raises profound questions about the human experience.


The Book 9 11 and the Canyons of Fire
The Author B. Burnett Brown
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2012-11-20
Genre History
Pages 277
ISBN 9781479730773
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The 9/11 tragedy is foreseen by a former Viet Nam era prisoner of war, working in the Twin Towers for a prestigious Wall Street firm. He struggles to save his friends and himself from a coming disaster he doesnt understandand to simply keep a job that is becoming more and more ethically challenging. His struggle becomes infinitely more complicated as beings from his distant, forgotten past re-emerge in his life some requesting help, some to help, and some to confound and destroy. Ultimately, modern conceptions of time, reality, human feeling and economics also find themselves under attack.


The Book The River of the Mother of God
The Author Aldo Leopold
The Publisher Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release Date1992-12-01
Genre Nature
Pages 400
ISBN 029912763X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: His name is inextricably linked with a single work, A Sand County Almanac, a classic of natural history literature and the conservationist's bible. This book brings together the best of Leopold's essays.


The Book The Sign of Jonas
The Author Thomas Merton
The Publisher HMH
Release Date2002-11-18
Genre Philosophy
Pages 384
ISBN 0547544960
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This diary of a monastic life is “a continuation of The Seven Storey Mountain . . . Astonishing” (Commonweal). Chronicling six years of Thomas Merton’s life in a Trappist monastery, The Sign of Jonas takes us through his day-to-day experiences at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, where he lived in silence and prayer for much of his life. Concluding with the account of Merton’s ordination as a priest, this diary documents his growing acceptance of his vocation—and the greater meaning he found within his private world of contemplation. “This book is made unmistakably real and almost, at times, unbearably poignant by the fact that the exuberance of youth so often wells up through it with rapture, impatience, and even bluster.” —TheNew York Times “A stirring book—the most readable and on the whole, most illuminating of the author’s writings.” —Catholic World


The Book The Mother of the Lord
The Author Margaret Barker
The Publisher A&C Black
Release Date2012-09-27
Genre Religion
Pages 400
ISBN 9780567489906
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Are there Old Testament roots of the veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Margaret Barker traces the roots of the devotion to Mary as Mother of the Lord back to the Old Testament and the first temple in Jerusalem. The evidence is consistent over more than a millennium: there had been a female deity in Israel, the Mother figure in the Royal cult, who had been abandoned about 600BCE. She was almost written out of the Hebrew text, almost excluded from the canon. This first of two volumes traces the history of the Lady in the Temple, and looks forward to the second volume in which Barker will show how the Lady of the Temple is reclaimed in the advent of Christianity, and becomes the Lady in the Church. The result is breathtaking, and like all Barker's work, is impossible to put down.


The Book What is God Like
The Author Ralph H. Matthews
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2013-04
Genre Religion
Pages 350
ISBN 9781483620763
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book will answer these questions and many more: Does God use evil spirits? Why does God not intervene in the death of innocent children? Does He Curse? Does He want your money? Did He make weird laws? Does He ever change His mind? Does He ever repent? Why is He silent? Why did He invent old age? Is He really a terrorist? Are there some things He can't do? Does God demand that you worship Him? This book is based on the word of God. Over 1200 scriptures are used to substantiate the teaching herein. These verses speak powerfully to us about the nature and character of God. He wants you to literally live by the words that come out of His mouth. He put you through hard times...., so you would learn that men and women don't live by bread only; we live by every word that comes from GOD's mouth (Deuteronomy 8:3). These words are powerful enough to give you eternal life and His Word will help you through your daily trials. Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don't go back until they've watered the earth... So will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They'll do the work I sent them to do, they'll complete the assignment I gave them (Isaiah 55:10-l1). The Spirit of God is anxious to work on you! This book portrays the Almighty God as one who put an extremely high price on His love for us humans. We need to love Him in return while showing Him reverence and fear. Spurn His love too often and we could end up facing His wrath. The ultimate Lover wants you to fi nd Him so He can lavish His expensive love on you.


The Book The Salt God s Daughter
The Author Ilie Ruby
The Publisher Catapult
Release Date2012-09-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 352
ISBN 9781593764906
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: “Beautifully evokes scenes of two girls adrift in the . . . bohemian beach culture . . . a breathtaking, fiercely feminine take on American magical realism.” —Interview Magazine Set in Long Beach, California, beginning in the 1970s, The Salt God’s Daughter follows Ruthie and her older sister Dolly as they struggle for survival in a place governed by an enchanted ocean and exotic folklore. Guided by a mother ruled by magical, elaborately-told stories of the full moons, which she draws from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the two girls are often homeless, often on their own, fiercely protective of each other, and unaware of how far they have drifted from traditional society as they carve a real life from their imagined stories. Imbued with a traditional Scottish folktale and hints of Jewish mysticism, The Salt God’s Daughter examines the tremulous bonds between sisters and the enduring power of maternal love—a magical tale that presents three generations of extraordinary women who fight to transcend a world that is often hostile to those who are different. “Indeed, Ruby has written a complicated, multi-layered work that shifts shapes to bridge the relationship between tragedy and redemption.” —The Huffington Post “Three generations of indelibly original women wrestle with the confines of their lives against a shimmering backdrop of magic, folklore, and deep-buried secrets . . . To say I loved this book is an understatement.” —Caroline Leavitt, New York Times–bestselling author “The selkie myth lies at the heart of Ruby’s second novel . . . This is a bewitching tale of lives entangled in lushly layered fables of the moon and sea.” —Kirkus Reviews


The Book The Medieval Heritage of Mexico
The Author Luis Weckmann
The Publisher Fordham Univ Press
Release Date1992-01-01
Genre History
Pages 692
ISBN 0823213242
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Medieval Heritage of Mexico is the result of more than thirty years' intensive research. This work examines, more thoroughly than any other, the medieval legacy that influences life in Spanish-speaking North America to the present day. Focusing on the period from 1517-the expedition of Hernandez de Cordoba-to the middle of the seventeenth century, Weckmann describes how explorers, administrators, judges, and clergy introduced to the New World a culture that was essentially medieval. This culture was, in some respects, a flowering-a rebirth, even-of the ideals and institutions of medieval Europe, at a time when Europe itself was in the throes of the religious, political, and cultural upheavals of the early modern period. That the transplanted culture differentiated itself from that of Spain is due to the resistance of the indigenous cultures of Mexico.


The Book Praying with the Saints to God Our Mother
The Author Daniel F. Stramara
The Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date2012-04-01
Genre Religion
Pages 458
ISBN 9781621893653
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Praying--with the Saints--to God Our Mother celebrates the feminine characteristics of God by uncovering a treasury of texts that have been overlooked for centuries. Over 150 scriptural passages, both from the original biblical languages and other ancient translations, radiate the warmth and vitality of the maternal face of God. Additionally, passages from five Ecumenical Councils, all thirty-three Doctors of the Church, another thirty-six Fathers, and a total of seventy-one saints from every century reveal a vast richness of feminine images of God. Stramara's in-depth scholarship, presented in a format of prayer and meditation, makes this book inviting for all readers. Praying-with the Saints-to God Our Mother will be the standard reference for Christians of any tradition for years to come.


The Book The Fire the Star and the Cross
The Author Aptin Khanbaghi
The Publisher I.B.Tauris
Release Date2006-02-22
Genre Religion
Pages 288
ISBN 9780857733054
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Contemporary political events have generated a strong interest in minorities in the Middle East. Although today the region is mostly identified with Islam, it has been home to many other great cultures, and the civilization of the Islamic world is itself indebted to the various peoples that the Arabs subdued in the 7th and 8th centuries. Far from fading away after the Arab conquest, the inhabitants of the Iranian plateau and of Mesopotamia were central players in the lives of their regions. However, the magnitude of their contribution to the emergence of the early Islamic world has hitherto been neglected. In this fascinating and groundbreaking study, Khanbaghi offers a comprehensive discussion of those groups that resisted assimilation to the new Islamic order yet continued to participate actively in the socio-political life of their homeland. He concentrates on Iran, which due to its complex religious history offers unique opportunities for the study of non-Muslim communities, specifically of Zoroastrians, Jews and Christians. Aptin Khanbaghi has written an important and fascinating book which aims to present a thorough evaluation of the historical contributions made by religious minorities – Zoroastrians, Jews and Christians – to the societal and cultural physiognomy of the lands of Iran in pre-modern and early modern times. His general perspective and his broad treatment of the topic are quite new, while his use of sources and of the secondary literature is genuinely impressive. The Fire, the Star and the Cross makes a very significant and original contribution to our knowledge and understanding of Iranian history and civilization during an era when the foundations were laid for the emerging modern Iranian state.’ BERT G FRAGNER, Director of the Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna


The Book Hot Like Fire Cold As Ice
The Author Lizzie Lynn Lee
The Publisher Lizzie Lynn Lee
Release Date2016-01-16
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A man like him should come with a five-alarm warning… Vivacious and bubbly Melissa “Missy” Thornton is a career-driven lobbyist on top of her game. She is sent to convince eccentric billionaire Henry Parker to lease out his oil-rich land in Alaska. Before she could meet him, she gets into a car accident and stranded in a snowstorm. She would’ve frozen to death if a handsome stranger hadn’t helped her. Henry “Hal” Parker likes solitude. As a polar bear shifter, he prefers to live in the wilderness rather than the glamourous life he left behind after his fiancée died. When he helps a trapped Missy from her car, he wonders if it’s a sign for him to finally move on. He can’t get his eyes off her and their attraction is instantaneous. It doesn’t take long before Missy falls hard for him. Does it matter when Hal forgets to mention he’s a werebear? Uhm, maybe. Regardless, fur or no fur, a guy like him is perfect to curl up with in front of fireplace waiting for the ice to melt…


The Book City of God
The Author Saint Augustine
The Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date2003-11-27
Genre Religion
Pages 1184
ISBN 9780141920627
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: St Augustine, bishop of Hippo, was one of the central figures in the history of Christianity, and City of God is one of his greatest theological works. Written as an eloquent defence of the faith at a time when the Roman Empire was on the brink of collapse, it examines the ancient pagan religions of Rome, the arguments of the Greek philosophers and the revelations of the Bible. Pointing the way forward to a citizenship that transcends the best political experiences of the world and offers citizenship that will last for eternity, City of God is one of the most influential documents in the development of Christianity.


The Book Camryn S Fire a Mother S Grief Revisited
The Author Catina White Higgins
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2010-06-24
Genre Religion
Pages 73
ISBN 145352052X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book tells a true story of a young woman trying to get through a tragic event that rocked the very foundation of her family. Her youngest son was involved in an explosion that almost took his life. Her journey is one of sadness and dismay that is accompanied by the sting of past events. This mother recounts sexual abuse and heartbreak in this compelling story. God was surely dealing with not only that brave young man that was tragically injured, but also with his doting mother who had to learn to cope with the fact that her life, from that point on, was really just beginning. This story also gives courage as we see how a little boy overcomes the horrible treatment rituals that would bruise his soul in every way had it not been for God stepping in to save his life. The goal in this story is to tug the hearts of every reader but to also give hope to readers who have encountered and are overcoming tragic obstacles. This gives hope and faith that God is in charge of every situation and can fix anything that comes our way. He is showing us every day that there is no limit to what God can do. We are also showed that God is a very present help in times of need.


The Book So Like Fire
The Author Suzi Curtis
The Publisher S.D. Curtis
Release Date2007-04-24
Genre Poetry
Pages 90
ISBN 9781419667640
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This work is set during the Bosnian war of 1992 - '95, yet it is not concerned with the politics of those who led their people down the road to war, nor of the reactions (or lack thereof) of the Western powers. It deals with the impact that these events had on the lives of thousands of ordinary people as they joined the world's twenty seven million refugees. It is an attempt to look at the effects of this war from a human point of view, and most of all to try to show the realities of the world of the dispossessed. What is that particular state of being, that unique state of loss, which we neatly classify as 'being a refugee.' Some people might find the format of this book a little unusual and confusing at first: you will find factual description, personal anecdotes, actual letters, poetry and narrative woven together to form a picture of the lives of those damaged by the conflict. Interwoven with all of that, reflecting and echoing all that is happening on the larger stage of war and flight, is the kernel of a love story. In this way it reflects real life; with our understanding of an event being built up through a whole range of observations, media coverage and hearsay, and creating an overall impression which is formed through both emotional and intellectual stimuli. You no doubt read the newspaper reports and saw the television footage at the time; these are the lives which lie behind those images. It is not a book that should be read as a novel, for the stories recounted here are true ones: it is the condensed and concentrated essence of an experience.


The Book A Sound Like Fire
The Author K D Veron
The Publisher WestBow Press
Release Date2011-11-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 362
ISBN 9781449730864
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Dax Soileau is a powerful US Senator from Louisiana who prizes the riches of this world over God. His younger brother, Zack, a pastor and evangelist, receives from God a revelation concerning the Rapture of the Church and attempts to win his brother to Christ before it is too late. Dax ignores his warnings and becomes deeply involved in the formation and emergence of a one-world government. Once the Christian Church is gone, life on earth becomes a living hell. Dax and his wife, Sally, abandon everything and flee before the harsh, evil demands of the new world leader. As highly sought-after criminals, they wander the land, seeking the hidden communities of what are called "the last Christians". Their hope is to find forgiveness and restoration with God as they live out their final days on earth. They will do anything to go to Heaven.


The Book Legends of Maui A Demi God of Polynesia and of his Mother Hina
The Author William Drake Westervelt
The Publisher Library of Alexandria
Release Date1920
Genre Hina (Hawaiian diety)
Pages 171
ISBN 9781465527172
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Four brothers, each bearing the name of Maui, belong to Hawaiian legend. They accomplished little as a family, except on special occasions when the youngest of the household awakened his brothers by some unexpected trick which drew them into unwonted action. The legends of Hawaii, Tonga, Tahiti, New Zealand and the Hervey group make this youngest Maui "the discoverer of fire" or "the ensnarer of the sun" or "the fisherman who pulls up islands" or "the man endowed with magic," or "Maui with spirit power." The legends vary somewhat, of course, but not as much as might be expected when the thousands of miles between various groups of islands are taken into consideration. Maui was one of the Polynesian demi-gods. His parents belonged to the family of supernatural beings. He himself was possessed of supernatural powers and was supposed to make use of all manner of enchantments. In New Zealand antiquity a Maui was said to have assisted other gods in the creation of man. Nevertheless Maui was very human. He lived in thatched houses, had wives and children, and was scolded by the women for not properly supporting his household. The time of his sojourn among men is very indefinite. In Hawaiian genealogies Maui and his brothers were placed among the descendants of Ulu and "the sons of Kii," and Maui was one of the ancestors of Kamehameha, the first king of the united Hawaiian Islands. This would place him in the seventh or eighth century of the Christian Era. But it is more probable that Maui belongs to the mist-land of time. His mischievous pranks with the various gods would make him another Mercury living in any age from the creation to the beginning of the Christian era. The Hervey Island legends state that Maui's father was "the supporter of the heavens" and his mother "the guardian of the road to the invisible world." In the Hawaiian chant, Akalana was the name of his father. In other groups this was the name by which his mother was known. Kanaloa, the god, is sometimes known as the father of Maui. In Hawaii Hina was his mother. Elsewhere Ina, or Hina, was the grandmother, from whom he secured fire. The Hervey Island legends say that four mighty ones lived in the old world from which their ancestors came. This old world bore the name Ava-iki, which is the same as Hawa-ii, or Hawaii. The four gods were Mauike, Ra, Ru, and Bua-Taranga. It is interesting to trace the connection of these four names with Polynesian mythology. Mauike is the same as the demi-god of New Zealand, Mafuike. On other islands the name is spelled Mauika, Mafuika, Mafuia, Mafuie, and Mahuika. Ra, the sun god of Egypt, is the same as Ra in New Zealand and La (sun) in Hawaii. Ru, the supporter of the heavens, is probably the Ku of Hawaii, and the Tu of New Zealand and other islands, one of the greatest of the gods worshiped by the ancient Hawaiians. The fourth mighty one from Ava-ika was a woman, Bua-taranga, who guarded the path to the underworld. Talanga in Samoa, and Akalana in Hawaii were the same as Taranga. Pua-kalana (the Kalana flower) would probably be the same in Hawaiian as Bua-taranga in the language of the Society Islands.