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Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That U...
by Kim Ghattas

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English

Pages

386

Publication Date

January 28, 2020

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<p><b>鈥淸A] sweeping and authoritative history" <i>(The New York Times Book Review</i>),</b> <b><i>Black Wave</i></b><b> is an electrifying and audacious narrative examination of how the modern Middle East unraveled and why it started with the pivotal year of 1979. </b> </p><p>Kim Ghattas seamlessly weaves together history, geopolitics, and culture to deliver a gripping read of the largely unexplored story of the rivalry between between Saudi Arabia and Iran, born from the sparks of the 1979 Iranian revolution and fueled by American policy. </p><p>With vivid story-telling, extensive historical research and on-the-ground reporting, Ghattas dispels accepted truths about a region she calls home. She explores how Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran, once allies and twin pillars of US strategy in the region, became mortal enemies after 1979. She shows how they used and distorted religion in a competition that went well beyond geopolitics. Feeding intolerance, suppressing cultural expression, and encouraging sectarian violence from Egypt to Pakistan, the war for cultural supremacy led to Iran鈥檚 fatwa against author Salman Rushdie, the assassination of countless intellectuals, the birth of groups like Hezbollah in Lebanon, the September 11th terrorist attacks, and the rise of ISIS.</p><p>Ghattas introduces us to a riveting cast of characters whose lives were upended by the geopolitical drama over four decades: from the Pakistani television anchor who defied her country鈥檚 dictator, to the Egyptian novelist thrown in jail for indecent writings all the way to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018. <i>Black Wave</i> is both an intimate and sweeping history of the region and will significantly alter perceptions of the Middle East.</p>
The Four Loves
by C. S. Lewis

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English

Pages

191

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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<p>A repackaged edition of the revered author's classic work that examines the four types of human love: affection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of God鈥攑art of the C. S. Lewis Signature Classics series.</p><p>C.S. Lewis鈥攖he great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of <em>Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia</em>, and many other beloved classics鈥攃ontemplates the essence of love and how it works in our daily lives in one of his most famous works of nonfiction. Lewis examines four varieties of human love: affection, the most basic form; friendship, the rarest and perhaps most insightful; Eros, passionate love; charity, the greatest and least selfish. Throughout this compassionate and reasoned study, he encourages readers to open themselves to all forms of love鈥攖he key to understanding that brings us closer to God.</p>
Chasing Vines: Finding Your Way to an Immensely Fruitful Life (Ki...
by Beth Moore

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

February 04, 2020

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<b>Join bestselling author Beth Moore in her life-changing quest of vine-chasing鈥昦nd learn how everything changes when you discover the true meaning of a fruitful, God-pleasing, meaning-filled life.</b><br />God wants us to flourish. In fact, he delights in our flourishing. Life isn鈥檛 always fun, but in Christ it can always be fruitful. In <i>Chasing Vines</i>, Beth shows us from Scripture how all of life鈥檚 concerns鈥攖he delights and the trials鈥攎atter to God. He uses all of it to help us flourish and be fruitful.<br /><br />Looking through the lens of Christ鈥檚 transforming teaching in John 15, Beth gives us a panoramic view of biblical teachings on the Vine, vineyards, vine-dressing, and fruitfulness. Along the way you鈥檒l discover why fruitfulness is so important to God鈥攁nd how He can use anything that happens to us for His glory and our flourishing. Nothing is for nothing.<br /><br />Join Beth on her journey of discovering what it means to chase vines and to live a life of meaning and fruitfulness.<br /><br />An inspiring spiritual book for every Christian.
The Course in Miracles Experiment: A Starter Kit for Rewiring You...
by Pam Grout

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English

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Publication Date

January 28, 2020

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<b>ACIM, the Fun Version! A real-world rewrite of the lessons of <i>A Course in Miracles</i> by the #1 <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of <i>E-Squared</i>.</b><br /><br /><i>A Course in Miracles</i> is profound, deeply moving, and as boring to read as a bookshelf assembly manual.<br />Ask for a show of hands at any self-help gathering, and 95 percent will happily admit to owning the dense blue book that's a famous resource for spiritual transformation. Ask the obvious follow-up, "How many have actually read it?" and all but a smattering of hands go down. It's as if everyone wants the miracles, the forgiveness, and the mind shifts, but they just can't bear its ponderous heaviness. <br />Pam Grout to the rescue! Her new book is for all those still struggling with the Course. Grout offers a modern-day rewrite of the 365-lesson workbook-the text at the heart of the Course. Unlike the original, it's user-friendly, accessible and easy for everyone to understand.<br />In daily lessons with titles like "The Home Depot of Spiritual Practices" and "Transcending the Chatty Asshat in My Head," Grout drills down to the Course's essential message and meaning, grounding it in the context of everyday life in a way that's bound to stick. The lessons here blend eternal truths with pop culture and personal stories that are laugh-out-loud funny and deeply soul-stirring, often at the same time. <br />You won't be tempted to use this Course in Miracles as a doorstop. You'll want to use it, every day, to change your life.
End of Days: Predictions and Prophecies About the End of the Worl...
by Sylvia Browne

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English

Pages

300

Publication Date

June 24, 2008

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Humans have long been concerned with the ultimate clash of civilizations, but never more so than now. Religious wars, global terrorism, and genocide have all helped to usher in the Anxiety Age. Who better to lead the way out than popular psychic Sylvia Browne?<br /><br /> In<i> End of Days</i>, Browne tackles the most daunting of subjects with her trademark clarity, wisdom, and serenity, answering such difficult questions as: What's coming in the next fifty years? The Mayan calendar predicts the world will end in 2012-but what will really happen? What do the great prophecies of Nostradamus and the Book of Revelation mean? If the world is really going to end, what will unfold in our final hours?<br /><br /> For anyone who's ever wondered where we're headed, and what-if anything-we can do to prevent a catastrophe of biblical proportions, <i>End of Days</i> is a riveting and insightful must-read.
The Screwtape Letters
by C. S. Lewis

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English

Pages

221

Publication Date

May 28, 2009

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<p><em>The Screwtape Letters</em> by C.S.聽 Lewis is a classic masterpiece of religious satire that entertains readers with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below." At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis's <em>The Screwtape Letters</em> is the most engaging account of temptation鈥攁nd triumph over it鈥攅ver written.聽</p>
Church of Cowards: A Wake-Up Call to Complacent Christians
by Matt Walsh

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

February 25, 2020

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<b>What Would You Surrender for God?</b><br /> <br />Christians in the Middle East, in much of Asia, and in Africa are still being martyred for the faith, but how many American Christians are willing to lay down their smartphones, let alone their lives, for the faith?<br /> <br />Being a Christian in America doesn鈥檛 require much these days. Suburban megachurches are more like entertainment venues than places to worship God. The lives that American 鈥淐hristians鈥?lead aren鈥檛 much different from those of their atheist neighbors, and their knowledge of theology isn鈥檛 much better either.<br /> <br />Matt Walsh of The Daily Wire exposes the pitiful state of Christianity in America today, lays out the stakes for us, our families, and our eternal salvation, and invites us to a faith that鈥檚 a lot less easy and comfortable鈥攂ut that鈥檚 more real and actually worth something.<br /> <br />The spiritual junk food we鈥檙e stuffing ourselves with is never going to satisfy. As St. Augustine said over a millennium ago, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him. Only God Himself can make our lives anything but ultimately meaningless and empty. And we will never get anywhere near Him if we refuse to take up our cross and follow Jesus.<br /> <br />This rousing call to the real adventure of a living faith is a wake-up call to complacent Christians and a rallying cry for anyone dissatisfied with a lukewarm faith.
The Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism (Ballantine Reade...
by Karen Armstrong

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English

Pages

474

Publication Date

August 10, 2011

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In the late twentieth century, fundamentalism has emerged as one of the most powerful forces at work in the world, contesting the dominance of modern secular values and threatening peace and harmony around the globe. Yet it remains incomprehensible to a large number of people. In <b>The Battle for God</b>, Karen Armstrong brilliantly and sympathetically shows us how and why fundamentalist groups came into existence and what they yearn to accomplish.<br /><br />We see the West in the sixteenth century beginning to create an entirely new kind of civilization, which brought in its wake change in every aspect of life -- often painful and violent, even if liberating. Armstrong argues that one of the things that changed most was religion. People could no longer think about or experience the divine in the same way; they had to develop new forms of faith to fit their new circumstances. <br /><br />Armstrong characterizes fundamentalism as one of these new ways of being religious that have emerged in every major faith tradition. Focusing on Protestant fundamentalism in the United States, Jewish fundamentalism in Israel, and Muslim fundamentalism in Egypt and Iran, she examines the ways in which these movements, while not monolithic, have each sprung from a dread of modernity -- often in response to assault (sometimes unwitting, sometimes intentional) by the mainstream society.<br /><br />Armstrong sees fundamentalist groups as complex, innovative, and modern -- rather than as throwbacks to the past -- but contends that they have failed in religious terms. Maintaining that fundamentalism often exists in symbiotic relationship with an aggressive modernity, each impelling the other on to greater excess, she suggests compassion as a way to defuse what is now an intensifying conflict.<br /><br /><br />BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Armstrong's聽<i>Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life.</i>
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Il...
by Edith Hamilton

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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<b>This 75th anniversary edition of a classic bestseller is stunningly illustrated and designed to enchant fans of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology at all ages.</b><br /><br />Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's <i>Mythology</i> has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller. <br />For more than seven decades readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the enchanting world of mythology -- from Odysseus's adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin's effort to postpone the final day of doom. This deluxe, hardcover edition is fully-illustrated throughout with all-new, specially commissioned art, making it a true collector's item.
Trump's Unfinished Business: 10 Prophecies to Save America
by Steve Cioccolanti

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English

Pages

376

Publication Date

February 08, 2020

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Trump鈥檚 Unfinished Business offers Christians and leaders God鈥檚 template of justice to fight corruption (the Deep State) and make America godly again. In one book, you will find new applications of God鈥檚 commands that can be used to break up the Tech Giants鈥?monopoly, create a Digital Bill of Rights, reform Family Law, protect children鈥檚 rights, enshrine true gender equality, educate our youth with practical life skills, and deal sensibly with Climate Change. <br /><br />鈥淲e need pastors and preachers to read this book 鈥淭rump鈥檚 Unfinished Business鈥?and apply the Law of God correctly, and preach it again to America and the world.鈥?<br />~ALLAN PARKER, President of The Justice Foundation, <br />Lead counsel for Norma McCorvey, formerly 鈥淩oe鈥?of Roe v. Wade, and Sandra Cano, formerly 鈥淒oe鈥?of Doe v. Bolton<br /><br />"The insights of this book will provide hope for the future of America and preserve its calling as a lighthouse to the nations during our turbulent times.鈥?lt;br />~DR. DENNIS LINSAY <br />President & CEO of Christ for the Nations<br /><br />鈥淪teve Cioccolanti has nailed it with 鈥楾rump鈥檚 Unfinished Business.'... [He] is walking into the swamp with this book and showing us how to drain it!鈥?lt;br />~JULIE DIEZ<br />Paralegal<br /><br />"The vision contained in Steve Cioccolanti鈥檚 book Trump鈥檚 Unfinished Business is far-sighted, wide-reaching, and convicting...Cioccolanti encourages Americans to embrace our Christian heritage without changing our divided republic into a theocracy... Cioccolanti is offering the Body of Christ the clearest path to employing the Biblical template to unite us as a nation and avoid civil war.鈥?lt;br />~LORILYN ROBERTS<br />Award-winning AuthorPresident of Word Weavers International (FL Chapter)<br /><br />鈥淟et me say Cioccolanti鈥檚 鈥淭rump鈥檚 Unfinished Business鈥?is truly excellent. Each chapter adds new insights to the body of knowledge. His analysis of the law is truly impressive and I particularly appreciate his proposals to improve the legal system and the broken family law court. I will be gladly passing this book around to my friends and esteemed colleagues. I highly recommend it.鈥? <br />~DR. AUGUSTO ZIMMERMANN, PhD <br />Editor-in-Chief, The Western Australian Jurist<br />Professor and Head of Law, Sheridan College, Perth <br /><br />鈥淚n this book, Steve Cioccolanti exposes what has gone wrong, and he recommends solid ideas on how to set them right.... by going back to what is taught in the Bible.鈥?<br />~RICH MARSH<br />Ex-Navy, Serial Entrepreneur, Software Developer, Career Consultant<br /><br />"Cioccolanti鈥檚 book is clearly visionary, well-researched, and will prove a valuable resource...By studying the chapter on education reform, you will learn strategies to reverse the current devolution of our Judeo-Christian heritage by atheistic and humanistic academics. For too long, the Bible has been sidelined in education due to an erroneous application of the principle of 鈥榮eparation of church and state.鈥?quot; <br />~DR. JOHN MCELROY<br />Founder and Director of Southern Cross Association of Churches <br /><br />鈥淪teve Cioccolanti has taken up a subject which I believe is a first... His writing is very thought-provoking, creative and visionary... I would imagine the laws in this book will be very close to the ones Yeshua will set up for the world when He comes to reign... This much-needed book... has come at a time with the Republic of the United States is fighting for its life.鈥?lt;br />~SHIRA SORKO-RAM<br />Pioneer of the Jewish Messianic movement since 1967

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