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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 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 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 Lady Philosopher
The Author Brian Trent
The Publisher Fireship Press
Release Date2010-02
Genre Fiction
Pages 364
ISBN 9781935585039
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: On a November night in Egypt, 414 A.D., one of history's most brilliant individuals was assassinated. Her name was Hypatia, teacher and scientist at the fabled Great Library of Alexandria and the last glimmer of hope before the Dark Ages. The Roman Empire is crumbling, the fragments of the classical world regrouping in Egypt when Thasos, son of an ill-fated scholar, meets Hypatia of Alexandria. Astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher at a time when women were shunned from learning, Hypatia is a daring visionary in a world about to change forever. As an insidious power-struggle erupts between church and state Hypatia finds herself at the forefront of battle, but she is not alone. Those who cherish her, who will remember her, become her allies - including the powerful Governor Orestes, who keeps his consuming love for her as secret as she keeps her feelings for him. Lady Philosopher: The Story of Hypatia is a vivid retelling of a now-forgotten historical tragedy, when courage stood against fear, when the legacy of the wise vanished in the dark. Author Brian Trent resurrects the ancient world's most famous metropolis and explores the final days, not just of a brilliant mind, but of a lost era. BASED ON THE TRUE STORY


The Book Aarde Water Vuur Wind
The Author Kiesha Crowther
The Publisher
Release Date2017-06-17
Genre
Pages
ISBN 9082716305
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Dit nieuwe en aangrijpende boek biedt een diep inzicht op welke manier de vier elementen een essentiele rol spelen op onze planeet en in onszelf. Dit boek reikt specifieke meditaties aan en geeft de tools hoe zelf een Heilige Cirkel of Medicijnwiel te maken om Moeder Aarde te eren en een relatie met haar op te bouwen.


The Book The First Mother s Fire
The Author W. L. Hoffman
The Publisher Dog Ear Publishing
Release Date2007-12-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 270
ISBN 9781598585391
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Unemployed after graduation, Kenneth McNary seeks inspiration on the Appalachian Trail. He never suspected that it would find him first. Ken is transported to a fairytale world by a god-like sentience and is tasked with uniting the world's denizens for a coming war-a war with eternal consequences for every soul consumed by the Enemy. While grappling with metaphysics and the dangers of his strange surroundings, Ken learns that the few humans inhabiting the realm are meek slaves to near-immortal beings who have lost their magic. Complicating this situation is a mysterious new race of magic wielders and the reappearance of subterranean, flesh-eating creatures long thought extinct. To survive the perils and embrace his destiny in a land hostile to humanity, Ken must discover the Fire within. But he faces two problems: he is a novice pitted against masters, and the magic may kill him before the masters do!


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 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 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 It s Not Over Till the Fat Lady Sings Mother God Strikes Back Against Misogyny
The Author Rasa Von Werder
The Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date2007-02
Genre Self-Help
Pages 460
ISBN 9781430306207
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Over 100 illustrations and glamour/nude beauties, women winning is the subject here; flame wars, sex, battle for female bodybuilding, crimes & women bandits, female aggression; the males are going infertile and extinct, geneticists Jones and Sykes prove, the Y is getting to be a wasteland. Women knock out polygamists, Scientist discovers the living Amazons, Pankhurst's early female terrorism, all symptoms that Matriarchy is coming, get ready! William Bond and Thomas Andrews help Rasa Von Werder gather the hard facts. 'It's Not Over Till the Fat Lady Sings' is another blockbuster from Rasa Von Werder, a quick follow up to the successful 'Can Female Power Save the Planet.' most amazing, the bodybuilding- Progenitor development of Kellie Everts from age 19 to today, lifting weights in the nude to recent silky see-thru camisoles and boots, the progress of 'love Goddess' doesn't quit.


The Book Absent Mother God of the West
The Author Neela Bhattacharya Saxena
The Publisher Lexington Books
Release Date2015-12-15
Genre Religion
Pages 208
ISBN 9781498508063
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book investigates the absence of the Divine Feminine in Christianity and Judaism and its psycho-spiritual consequences. It chronicles the author’s journey into obscure and suppressed figures like the Black Madonna of Europe and Shekhinah of mystical Judaism and reveals an emergent understanding of a Mother God for the twenty-first century.


The Book Eric s Heart When a Mother Grieves
The Author Laura Lynn Sargent
The Publisher WestBow Press
Release Date2015-07-22
Genre Religion
Pages 124
ISBN 9781490883410
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Journey along with mother and child as Laura Lynn Sargent shares her story about her son, Eric. Eric was ornery and silly, loving and affectionate; he was also brave. Eric was born with severe congenital heart disease. Time and again, he boldly faced medical giants and won the battle. Eventually, the disease took its toll, and Eric died when he was six. Eric was precious in Gods sight. During his last heart surgery, he underwent a procedure called circulatory arrest, which left him with no heartbeat or oxygen for just short of an hour. Three weeks later, Eric told his mommy about going to heaven. In heaven, he had a new body without scars. He also described the four living creatures around the throne of God and the noise they made, but he wouldnt describe God. He said, Youre not supposed to know. In 2 Corinthians 12:14, Paul describes a similar visit to heaven, where he heard inexpressible things, things no one is supposed to tell. Eric died of heart failure five months after his last surgery. Losing Eric left a gaping hole in Lauras heart. The road to healing was long and exhaustive; over time and little by little, Gods comfort and compassion gently wiped away her tears. God put a call on Lauras life to write Erics storyher storymore than thirty years ago. Being a recent empty-nester, her home is quiet for the first time in thirty-eight years. Thus, a perfect scenario to write Erics Heart When a Mother Grieves. lauralynnsargent.com


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 The Distrest Mother
The Author Ambrose Philips
The Publisher
Release Date1760
Genre French drama
Pages 59
ISBN BL:A0023937954
Language English, Spanish, And French
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.


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.