November 22, 2016

Download E-books Patterns of Grace: Devotions from the Heart (Voices of Faith) PDF

By Debbie Macomber

With greater than a hundred and forty million copies of her books in print, Debbie Macomber is one among brand new most well liked authors.

the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer is healthier identified for her skill to create compelling characters and produce their tales to lifestyles.

Drawing on her personal reports and observations, Debbie writes from the guts during this very own devotional booklet, starting a window into the religion of the author in the back of the tales. In her precise first-person devotions, know about how God reworked her marriage and her middle, how a Bible verse helped simplify her existence, how she realized not to simply pray yet to hear, and the way she sees God's fingerprints everywhere her existence.

via chapters like 'Thank-You Notes to God' and 'Be a Blessing,' readers could be inspired to determine the styles of God's grace making their very own lives beautiful.

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November 22, 2016

Download E-books Hildegard von Bingen's Physica: The Complete English Translation of Her Classic Work on Health and Healing PDF

Certainly one of significant scientific treatises via medieval healer Hildegard von Bingen, offered in its entirety for the 1st time in English through the 900th anniversary of her start.

• A seminal textual content within the improvement of Western natural medication

• provides 9 different types of therapeutic systems--Plants, components, bushes, Stones, Fish, Birds, Animals, Reptiles, and Metals--and elaborates on their medicinal use

• heavily regarding japanese clinical ways which are gaining admire this present day

Saint, mystic, healer, visionary, fighter, Hildegard von Bingen stands as one of many nice figures within the heritage of ladies in me.

At a time while few girls may possibly write and such a lot have been denied a proper schooling, Hildegard von Bingen turned a mythical healer, visionary, musician, artist, poet, and saint. Her works comprise twenty-seven symphonic compositions; Scivias, a compilation of her visions; and her significant clinical works, Causae et Curae, a clinical compendium, and Physica, released right here in English in its entirety for the 1st time.

Physica has a robust affinity with the japanese scientific methods gaining nice admire at the present time. the trendy reader attracted to typical therapeutic will realize the big fact within the theories of this 12th-century health practitioner, which remind us that our treatments for disorder depend upon our flora and fauna and our position in it.

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November 22, 2016

Download E-books Fashioning Jewish Identity in Medieval Western Christendom PDF

By Robert Chazan

5 12th- and thirteenth-century polemicists from southern France and northern Spain are the 1st identified Jewish polemicists from western Christendom, who pointed out significant Christian demanding situations, in addition to applicable responses for fellow Jews lower than ever-increasing non secular strain. This research means that the Jewish polemicists eventually tried to supply their fans a considerably contrasting portrait of Christian and Jewish society: the previous as strong yet irrational and morally debased; the latter as vulnerable, yet profoundly rational and morally increased.

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November 22, 2016

Download E-books Essential Gnostic Scriptures PDF

By Willis Barnstone

The folk we’ve come to name gnostics have been passionate advocates of the view that salvation comes via wisdom and private adventure, and their ardour shines via within the impressive physique of writings they produced over a interval of greater than a millennium and a part. Willis Barnstone and Marvin Meyer have created a translation that brings the gnostic voices to us from around the centuries with awesome energy and beauty—beginning with texts from the earliest years of Christianity—including fabric from the Nag Hammadi library—and carrying on with the entire manner as much as expressions of gnostic knowledge discovered inside of Islam and within the Cathar circulate of the center a while. The twenty-one texts incorporated the following function a compact creation to Gnosticism and its valuable ideas—and additionally they supply an entrée to the pleasures of gnostic literature commonly, representing, as they do, the best masterpieces of that culture.

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November 22, 2016

Download E-books Silk Road PDF

By Colin Falconer

1260AD
Josseran Sarrazini is a Templar Knight, informed for conflict. yet because the Christian garrisons within the Holy Land start to fall to the Saracen, he needs to embark upon a venture of peace: to the golden palaces at Xanadu, to hunt an alliance with Kubilai Khan, ruler of the best empire in background and commander of the invincible Mongol horde.Josseran's activity is ambitious. To trip the treacherous Silk street to the sting of the recognized global. To cheat starvation, thirst, and dying. And to forge an important allegiance with a those who don't honour his reason, or his God. Blazing with experience, epic in scope, and completely compulsive, Silk highway weaves a spellbinding tale of battle, honour and wish onto the mammoth tapestry of the medieval East.

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November 22, 2016

Download E-books Love, Honor, and Betray (A Reverend Curtis Black Novel) PDF

By Kimberla Lawson Roby

Tabitha, Curtis's long-time mistress and mom of his illegitimate two-year-old baby, Curtina, has died, and Curtina needs to now flow in with them completely. Charlotte is mortified. Curtis, however, could not be happier to eventually have his complete family members jointly. Charlotte starts to resent Curtina greater than ever earlier than. Curtis speedy notices and whilst he eventually confronts her approximately her merciless and egocentric habit, Charlotte makes it very transparent that Curtina is his baby, now not hers.

Charlotte starts off spending extra time clear of domestic and after an opportunity assembly, starts putting out with Michael Porter, an outdated boyfriend she'd dated in brief prior to reconnecting with Curtis 8 years in the past. in this related interval, Curtis is especially desirous about the hot and masses greater church they're development, yet he's additionally having to struggle his personal battles with temptation: at the least 3 of his lady parishioners try with all their may to entice him into mattress.

Curtis and Charlotte locate themselves slipping into the worst state of affairs that you can imagine, and no sum of money, no longer even the seven figures Curtis earns every year, might be adequate to avoid it from taking place.

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November 22, 2016

Download E-books Does God Exist: An Answer For Today PDF

By Hans Küng

Does God exist? The query implies one other: who's God? This publication is intended to provide an solution to either questions and to offer purposes for this resolution. Does God exist? certain or no? Many are at a loss among trust and unbelief; they are unsure, skeptical. they're uncertain approximately their trust, yet they also are uncertain approximately their doubting. There are nonetheless others who're happy with their doubting. but there continues to be a eager for sure bet. sure bet? no matter if Christians or Jews, believers in God or atheists, the dialogue this day runs correct throughout previous denominations and new ideologies—but the eager for walk in the park is unquenched. Does God exist? we're placing all our playing cards at the desk right here. the reply should be "Yes, God exists," As people within the 20th century, we definitely can quite think in God—even extra so within the Christian God—and maybe even extra simply at the present time than a number of a long time or centuries in the past. For, after such a lot of crises, it really is fantastic how a lot has been clarified and what percentage problems in regard to trust in God have melted into the gentle that no darkness has triumph over.

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November 22, 2016

Download E-books An Introduction to the New Testament Manuscripts and their Texts PDF

By D. C. Parker

This booklet is an important English-language creation to the earliest manuscripts of the hot testomony. a vital guide for students and scholars, it presents a radical grounding within the research and modifying of the hot testomony textual content mixed with an emphasis at the dramatic present advancements within the box. protecting historical assets in Greek, Syriac, Latin and Coptic, it: • Describes the manuscripts and different historic textual proof, and the instruments had to examine them • bargains with textual feedback and textual modifying, describing smooth methods and methods, with information at the use of variants • Introduces the witnesses and textual research of every of the most sections of the hot testomony, discussing standard editions and their importance. A better half site with full-colour photographs offers beneficiant quantities of illustrative fabric, bringing the topic alive for the reader.

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November 22, 2016

Download E-books Wandering Joy: Meister Eckhart's Mystical Philosophy PDF

By Meister Eckhart

During this impressive paintings, Reiner Schürmann exhibits Meister Eckhart, the thirteenth-century Christian mystic, because the nice instructor of the start of God within the soul, which shatters the dualism among God and the realm, the self and God. this is often an exposition of Eckhar's mysticism―perhaps the easiest in English―and, simply because Eckhart is a profound thinker for whom realizing precedes being, it's also an exemplary paintings of latest philosophy. Schürmann exhibits us that Eckhart is our modern. He describes the threefold circulation of detachment, free up, and "dehiscence" (splitting open), which results in the event of "living and not using a why," within which all issues are in God and sheer pleasure. Going past that, he describes the transformational strength of drawing close the Godhead, the God past God:

"A guy who has skilled an identical now not has a spot to set up himself. He has settled at the highway, and if you happen to have realized the best way to hear, his life turns into a decision. This errant one dwells in pleasure. via his wanderings the beginning beckons."

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