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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
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 American Gods
The Author Neil Gaiman
The Publisher Boekerij
Release Date2017-04-18
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9789402302530
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Nu verfilmd tot tv-serie met een grote rol voor o.a. Gillian Anderson Na drie jaar in de gevangenis kijkt Shadow uit naar de hereniging met Laura, zijn grote liefde. Maar vlak voor hun weerzien komt Laura om bij een auto-ongeluk. Shadow heeft nu niets meer om voor te leven en op goed geluk accepteert hij een baan van de raadselachtige Mr. Wednesday, die meer over hem lijkt te weten dan hijzelf. Ze maken een roadtrip door Amerika, waarbij Shadow tal van excentrieke figuren ontmoet, met wie hij op mysterieuze wijze verbonden blijkt. Shadow komt erachter dat iedereen geheimen heeft, zelfs zijn Laura. Hij ontdekt ook dat de alledaagse realiteit niet de enige werkelijkheid is, of zelfs maar de belangrijkste. Er dreigt een oorlog om de ziel van Amerika, een oorlog waarin dromen, legenden en mythen een grote rol spelen. En Shadow zit er middenin. ‘Origineel, boeiend en oneindig inventief.’ George R.R. Martin, auteur van Game of Thrones

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 Een lied voor Achilles
The Author Madeline Miller
The Publisher J.M. Meulenhoff
Release Date2012-10-04
Genre Fiction
Pages 368
ISBN 9789460233692
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Madeline Miller heeft op bewonderingswaardige wijze de klassieker Ilias opnieuw vormgegeven in een eigentijdse, spannende roman waarvoor ze de Orange Prize 2012 heeft gekregen.Patroclus is een jonge prins, verbannen naar het koninkrijk van Phthia om daar op te groeien met godenzoon Achilles. Achilles is sterk, mooi, een gouden kind: alles wat Patroclus niet is. Maar ondanks hun verschillen raken de jongens innig bevriend, en hun band wordt sterker naarmate ze ouder worden. Dit tot verdriet en woede van Achilles' moeder Thetis, een wrede zeegodin die een hekel heeft aan stervelingen.Als duidelijk wordt dat Helena van Sparta is ontvoerd en alle Griekse mannen verplicht zijn om haar eer te wreken en Troje te belegeren, sluit Achilles zich aan bij het leger, verblind door de belofte van roem. Patroclus, verscheurd door liefde voor en angst om zijn vriend, gaat met hem mee. Zij weten niet dat het lot hen tot het uiterste zal testen en hun zal vragen om een verschrikkelijk offer.

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

READING: Set in Long Beach, California, beginning in the 1970s, The Salt God’s Daughter follows Ruthie and her sister, Dolly as they carve out a life in a place filled with natural beauty, meteorological myths, and exotic folklore. Raised by a mother drawn to the ocean and guided by the moons, their heritage is a mystery and their mother often absent, forcing the two girls to confront the social and sexual mores of the time on their own, caught in the riptide of a culture that alternately glorifies and demonizes female sexuality. Ruthie's daughter, Naida, is born into this conflicting landscape with a secret she tries to keep hidden, bullied and harassed by her peers as she seeks out the father she never knew. Woven with a traditional Scottish folktale and hints of Jewish mysticism, this examines how far we’ll go to find our place in a world that is often hostile to those who are different.

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 In the Fire of the Eastern Front
The Author Hendrick C. Verton
The Publisher Stackpole Books
Release Date2010-02-26
Genre History
Pages 288
ISBN 9780811750547
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Extraordinary story of a Dutch volunteer in the Waffen-SS. Vivid details on SS training and combat on the Eastern Front. Account of the little-known siege of Breslau in early 1945.

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 Ilias Odyssee
The Author Homerus
The Publisher
Release Date2005
Pages 1946
ISBN 9029562951
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Fire In The Flint
The Author Candace Robb
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2010-12-07
Genre Fiction
Pages 448
ISBN 9781446439265
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Edinburgh, 1297. Margaret Kerr, fiercely loyal to the deposed king John Balliol, has come in search of her absent husband Roger - a man in the service of Balliol's enemy Robert the Bruce. But terrifying raids and a brutal murder bring the wrath of the English to Margaret's door. Roger's sudden disappearance enables Margaret to escape from the city, but she soon suspects that his new-found concern is nothing more than a charade. And then her father returns from Bruges, bringing trouble and discord in his wake. What was it the raiders sought from Margaret's property? And what of her mother's visions, which all sides are keen to interpret? Who can Margaret really trust in these troubled times...?

The Book The Black Madonna of Einsiedeln
The Author Fred Gustafson
The Publisher Daimon
Release Date2009
Genre Religion
Pages 169
ISBN 9783856307202
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: It is not easy to answer the question of what the Black Madonna actually represents. One answer leads to more questions, which, in turn, demand more explanations. Still, she reflects herself in our personal and collective lives and gives intimations of her most essential meaning through images, myths, dreams, and fantasies. If we are willing to receive and be open to such phenomena, we might not only learn what she could represent, but we could also experience the healing force she embodies in our time. Throughout history, this darker aspect of the feminine has been both feared and sought after, both hated and admired. The Black Madonna of Einsiedeln stands among the many Black Virgins that seem to imagistically express this dark side of the feminine in a creative transformational manner for both the individual and the collective. Beginning with a history of the Einsiedeln Madonna, Dr. Gustafson broadens his analysis into a psychological and historical examination of the Black Madonna, from her roots in the pagan deity Lilith and the archetype of the Great Mother, to her resurgence as the Virgin in the Middle Ages, to her life today as the unheeded, unconscious archetype of the feminine.

The Book Hot Like Fire Cold As Ice
The Author Lizzie Lynn Lee
The Publisher Lizzie Lynn Lee
Release Date2016-01-16
Genre Fiction
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…