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In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: A Memoir of Iran
by Christopher De Bellaigue

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

June 27, 2019

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<p>A superb, authoritatively written insider鈥檚 account of Iran, one of the most mysterious but significant and powerful nations in the world.</p><p>Few historians and journalists writing in English have been able to meaningfully examine post-revolutionary Iranian life. Years after his death, the shadow of Ayatollah Khomeini still looms over Shi'ite Islam and Iranian politics, the state of the nation fought over by conservatives and radicals. They are contending for the soul of a revolutionary Islamic government that terrified the Western establishment and took them to leadership of the Islamic world.</p><p>But times have changed. Khomeini's death and the deficiencies of his successor, the intolerance and corruption that has made the regime increasingly authoritarian and cynical, frustration at Iran's economic isolation and the revolution's failure to deliver the just realm it promised has transformed the spirit of the country.</p><p>In this superbly crafted and deeply thoughtful book Christopher de Bellaigue, who is married to an Iranian and has lived there for many years, gives us the voices and memories of this 'worn-out generation': be they traders or soldiers, film-makers or clerics, writers or taxi-drivers, gangsters or reformists. These are voices that are never heard, but whose lives and concerns are forging the future of one of the most secretive, misunderstood countries in the world. The result is a subtle yet intense revelation of the hearts and minds of the Iranian people.</p>
The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi: My Journey into the Heart of S...
by Kathie Lee Gifford

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

March 06, 2018

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<p>As a lifelong student of Scripture, Kathie Lee Gifford has always desired a deeper understanding of God鈥檚 Word and a deeper knowledge of God Himself. But it wasn鈥檛 until she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek鈥攁long with actually hiking the ancient paths of Israel鈥攖hat she found the fulfillment of those desires.</p><p>Now you can walk with Kathie on a journey through the spiritual foundations of her faith:</p><ul><li><strong>The Rock (Jesus Christ):</strong>聽Hear directly from Kathie about her life-changing and ever-deepening connection with Jesus, the Lover of her soul.</li><li><strong>The Road (Israel):</strong>聽Explore dozens of ancient landmarks and historical sites from Israel, the promised land of God鈥檚 covenant.</li><li><strong>The Rabbi (God鈥檚 Word):</strong>聽Go beyond a 鈥淪unday school鈥?approach to the Bible by digging into the original languages and deeper meanings of the Holy Scriptures.</li></ul><p>As you journey through聽<em>The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi</em>, you鈥檒l also find additional content from Messianic Rabbi Jason Sobel throughout the book. Jason鈥檚 insight into the Hebrew language, culture, and heritage will open your eyes to the Bible like never before.</p><p>Come! Begin your journey toward a deeper faith through聽<em>The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi</em>.</p>
The Monk of Mokha
by Dave Eggers

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

January 30, 2018

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<b><i>The Monk of Mokha </i>is the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana鈥檃 by civil war.</b><br /><br /> Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen鈥檚 central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country鈥檚 rugged mountains and meet beleagured but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.
A Year Under Sharia Law: Memoir of an American Couple Living and ...
by , Elizabeth Fletcher

Language

English

Pages

191

Publication Date

January 21, 2019

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Three years into a financial crisis that shows no sign of loosening its grip, a young couple make the unpopular decision to teach English in Saudi Arabia. The choice of Saudi Arabia is based primarily on the best salary offer, an all expenses paid round trip flight and secondarily to satiate a desire to explore a country steeped in mystery and taboo. Little do they know that the experience will come with a price and change their lives in a profound way, witnessing human rights violations that go unchecked even up to today and an ultra-conservative culture wrestling with tradition and modernity.<br /><br />A Year Under Sharia Law is written as a travel memoir with vignettes of daily life and interactions with the community at large. It was also written to shine a spotlight on the plight of impoverished ladies who come to Saudi Arabia in the hopes of earning a salary to send money back to their family. They find work as nannies and house maids primarily. These ladies are often stripped of their rights in a patriarchy that makes them prime targets for unspeakable abuses. Their passports are held by their Saudi employees and they essentially become prisoners. This memoir is not only dedicated to them and their plight but also the tireless and dangerous work done by journalists who are critical of Saudi Arabia鈥檚 human rights record. Some have paid the ultimate price.
Fodor's Essential Israel (Full-color Travel Guide Book 1)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

469

Publication Date

June 20, 2017

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering trusted advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years.聽<br /><br />Israel packs in riches from cherished religious sites to stunning archaeological treasures to spectacular natural wonders. Holy land to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, this is where biblical places like Jerusalem and Galilee come alive. Colorful features in聽<i>Fodor's Essential Israel</i>聽help travelers experience all of this and more: awe-inspiring ancient cities, delicious food and wine, and a vibrant contemporary culture.<br /><br />This travel guide includes:<br />路 Dozens of full-color maps聽<br />路 Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks<br />路 Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what鈥檚 off the beaten path<br />路聽Coverage of Jerusalem, Jaffa, Bethlehem, Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea, Eilat, the Negev, Haifa, Nazareth, Tiberias, the Sea of Galillee, the Golan Heights, Beersheva, and Petra in Jordan
The Holy Land for Christian Travelers: An Illustrated Guide to Is...
by John A. Beck

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

August 01, 2017

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A trip to the Holy Land is on the bucket list of many Christians. But planning a meaningful trip in a place so filled with significant sites is an imposing task. Most travel guides are not prepared to link the Bible and land in an accurate and meaningful way because they are written for people of all faiths. So how can a Christian traveler prepare a trip that will illuminate God's Word and reveal the Lord's presence? <BR><BR>In <i>The Holy Land for Christian Travelers, </i>John A. Beck provides a guide to the Holy Land for Christians with explanations of the biblical significance of important sites. The entries provide key Scripture references for reflection and a guide to the land that will encourage communion with God and a genuine spiritual experience for travelers as they walk in the footsteps of Jesus. A trip to the Holy Land can be a worship-filled, once-in-a-lifetime spiritual journey. This book puts a biblical scholar and experienced Holy Land guide at the reader's side.
Saffron in the Souks: Vibrant recipes from the heart of Lebanon
by John Gregory-Smith

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English

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Publication Date

May 09, 2019

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<p>From the vibrant souks of Tripoli and Beirut to the quiet calm of the Chouf Mountains and Qadisha Valley, Lebanon is a land of bold colours, exquisite flavours and hidden beauty. For this gorgeous book, John Gregory-Smith travelled the length and breadth of the country to bring back the very best of Lebanese cuisine. Classic streetfood, delicate pastries and little known Druze recipes are given John's signature twist, creating dishes that are bursting with flavour and sure to become star players in your kitchen. </p><p>With stunning location photography to bring the country to life, <i>Saffron in the Souks</i> is sure to delight and inspire its readers.</p>
Fronturlaub: Wie ich in meiner Freizeit in Kurdistan den Kampf ge...
by Enno Lenze

Language

German

Pages

240

Publication Date

April 16, 2018

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Enno Lenze ist Politiker, Hacker, Aktivist und Unternehmer. In Berlin leitet er einen Verlag und ein Museum. Aber seine gr枚脽te Leidenschaft verfolgt er nach Dienstschluss: Er engagiert sich f眉r Kurdistan. Eine Region, in der Geschichte geschrieben wird. 2011 bereiste er das Gebiet zum ersten Mal. In den Grenzregionen zwischen Syrien, Irak, Iran und der T眉rkei lernte er hochrangige Politiker und Gener盲le<br />kennen.<br /><br />Seitdem ist er 眉berzeugt: Was in Kurdistan passiert, betrifft die Welt. Und Deutschland. Ob im Kampf gegen den IS, in der T眉rkeipolitik oder der Fl眉chtlingsfrage: Das Verst盲ndnis von Kurdistan ist die Grundlage f眉r das Verst盲ndnis unserer gegenw盲rtigen Politik.<br /><br />In Fronturlaub nimmt Lenze Sie mit auf seine Reisen. Er beschreibt eindr眉cklich und bildhaft seine Erfahrungen an der IS-Front und seine Begegnungen mit den Menschen und der Kultur vor Ort und erz盲hlt von tragischen Schicksalen: von Familien, die durch den islamistischen Terror auseinandergerissen wurden, aber auch von Menschen, die bereit sind, f眉r ihren Traum von Freiheit und Unabh盲ngigkeit zu sterben.
The Great Railway Bazaar
by Paul Theroux

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

June 01, 2006

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First published more than thirty years ago, Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature. Here Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour. Asia's fabled trains -- the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Mandalay Express, the Trans-Siberian Express -- are the stars of a journey that takes him on a loop eastbound from London's Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. Brimming with Theroux's signature humor and wry observations, this engrossing chronicle is essential reading for both the ardent adventurer and the armchair traveler.
The Christian Traveler's Guide to the Holy Land
by , Gregory A. Hatteberg

Language

English

Pages

229

Publication Date

March 27, 2014

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<p><b>So you're going to Israel?聽Don't go without this guide. </b></p><p>A trip to the Holy Land is, for most, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In this one-stop guide, two professionals鈥擟harles Dyer, a Bible scholar and veteran Holy Land tour guide, and Greg Hatteberg, graduate of the Institute of Holy Land Studies in Jerusalem鈥攈elp you make the most of your trip. </p><p>With detailed maps and a full-color 16-page photo insert, this book walks you through five key biblical regions: Israel, Egypt, Greece, Jordan, and Turkey, giving you a preview of what鈥檚 to come and helping you make the most of every moment along the way. </p><p>Packing lists, jet lag tips, passport requirements, and a wealth of other practical information will assure you that have everything you need, while a four-week prayer guide and Bible study prepare you for the spiritual journey you are about to take. </p><p><i>The Christian Traveler鈥檚 Guide to the Holy Land</i> traces the biblical events of over ninety of the most visited sites and will ensure that your trip is an exciting, spiritually satisfying, and unforgettable experience.</p><p><b>This revised edition features newly excavated sites, up-to-date photos and maps, and relevant advice for preparing for and preserving your trip.</b></p>

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