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A Short Introduction to Saint Ambrose
by John Lord

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English

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26

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April 22, 2017

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Of the great Fathers, few are dearer to the Church than Ambrose, Archbishop of Milan, both on account of his virtues and the dignity he gave to the episcopal office.<br />Nearly all the great Fathers were bishops, but I select Ambrose as the representative of their order, because he was more illustrious as a prelate than as a theologian or orator, although he stood high as both. He contributed more than any man who preceded him to raise the power of bishops as one of the controlling agencies of society for more than a thousand years.<br />The episcopal office, aside from its spiritual aspects, had become a great worldly dignity as early as the fourth century. It gave its possessor rank, power, wealth,—a superb social position, even in the eyes of worldly men. “Make me but bishop of Rome,” said a great Pagan general, “and I too would become a Christian.” As archbishop of Milan, the second city of Italy, Ambrose found himself one of the highest dignitaries of the Empire...
Murder & The Movie Star: A Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery - Book 12
by Dianne Harman

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Publication Date

April 21, 2017

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<b> The last thing Mike Reynolds needed in the final weeks leading up to his run for re-election as sheriff of Beaver County, Oregon, was to have his wife, Kelly, discover the body of a famous movie actress. It didn't help that she'd died under mysterious circumstances from a fall off the cliff behind her home.</b><br /><br />Did she accidentally fall over it or was it murder? And if she was murdered, who did it? Was it her daughter who wanted her mother's money, so she could give it to the yoga guru she was studying with at his spartan retreat center located in the nearby forest? Or was it her gardener, who desperately needed money to deal with the terminal diagnosis his wife had been given by her doctor? Or could it have been the director of The Triangle, the movie she was about to film, because he was afraid she'd ruin his chances for an Oscar? What about the supporting actress who'd wanted to have the lead role in the movie? Or the screenwriter, who didn't understand why the movie star refused to read the changes he made to the script? Or even the star's ex-husband, furious with what she'd told a reporter about his acting ability?<br /><br />Join Kelly, Mike, their dogs, and a helpful neighbor by the name of Roger Babowal, as they try to find out what really happened on the cliff that night.
The Body Image Blueprint: Your Go-To Guide for Radical Self-Rever...
by Jenny Eden Berk

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English

Pages

215

Publication Date

April 20, 2017

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The Body Image Blueprint is an honest, refreshing, and oftentimes, witty approach to finding body love and acceptance in a society that preaches otherwise. The Body Image Blueprint recounts Jenny Eden Berk's struggle to find clarity in a culture obsessed with dieting. Through her own experience and with her proven techniques, Jenny helps readers navigate their own body image blueprint.<br /><br />In this book you will find:<br /><br />- Interviews from more than 50 men and women between the ages of 22-70 talking about their own body image perceptions.<br /><br />- Conversations about the rawness and commonalities between so many of us who struggle with body image<br /><br />- Techniques and effective strategies for building your own personal body image blueprint.<br /><br />Never before has a book combined the beautiful vignettes of a classic memoir combined with the healing how-to's of a self-help book in this way. The body image stories and journey's of the men and women featured through Jenny's interviews complete this debut book in a stunning, poignant and powerful way.<br /><br />Everyone deserves to learn to love and accept themselves. Whether you've been struggling or just need a little self-love boost, buy this book and start your journey today!<br /><br />"Jenny wraps up the experiences of becoming, growing into, and loving our bodies in a way that captivates the soul and encourages true compassion toward ourselves. I found myself smiling, cheering in agreement, and saying yes to her action steps. Jenny's artful way of storytelling along with her mindful eating expertise bring this book together in a way that encourages every woman to celebrate who they are in profound ways well beyond the body and into the mind and soul. Every woman should own this book and share it relentlessly!" - Sarah Steckler, self-care strategist<br />
Right Flipping Now
by Jason Lucchesi

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English

Pages

212

Publication Date

April 20, 2017

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<p>At a young age, I was written off by my teachers, told I’d never amount to much, voted least likely to succeed, and laughed at by family members for wanting to pursue my passions. To say I had early setbacks and failures is an understatement.<br /></p><br /><p>But growing up fast helped me gain the valuable skills to make six-figures annually in the mortgage industry when I was only in my twenties. With no prior experience and no college degree, I became a top producer, rose to the peak, then had it all ripped out from under me in the crash of 2008. It was simply another failure plunging me back to rock bottom.<br /></p> <br /><p>The moment I learned about flipping houses everything changed.<br /></p><br /><p>It was all I wanted to do. I knew it would give me freedom. I just had to work for it. I didn’t want a corporate nine to five job anymore. I wanted my life on my terms. I didn’t want a jerk of a boss telling me what to do.<br /></p><br /><p>Today, I am my OWN boss and I’ve since partnered on over $225M worth of transactions.<br /></p><br /><p>I wrote this book for you. To give you all the tools I use within my business, tools proven to take anyone, no matter their experience level, to success. Simply copy and paste these tools and use them in your business to find and close real estate deals on AUTOPILOT. You will discover a life of independent financial means… A life you will NEVER want to take a vacation from. A life that will allow you to be present for yourself and your loved ones. Your dream life begins RIGHT FLIPPING NOW.<br /></p>
A Short Introduction to Martin Luther
by John Lord

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English

Pages

27

Publication Date

April 22, 2017

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Among great benefactors, Martin Luther is one of the most illustrious. He headed the Protestant Reformation. This movement is so completely interlinked with the literature, the religion, the education, the prosperity—yea, even the political history—of Europe, that it is the most important and interesting of all modern historical changes. It is a subject of such amazing magnitude that no one can claim to be well informed who does not know its leading issues and developments, as it spread from Germany to Switzerland, France, Holland, Sweden, England, and Scotland.<br />The central and prominent figure in the movement is Luther; but the way was prepared for him by a host of illustrious men, in different countries,—by Savonarola in Italy, by Huss and Jerome in Bohemia, by Erasmus in Holland, by Wyclif in England, and by sundry others, who detested the corruptions they ridiculed and lamented, but could not remove...
A Short Introduction to Mohammed
by John Lord

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English

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25

Publication Date

April 22, 2017

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The most extraordinary man who arose after the fall of the Roman Empire was doubtless Mohammed; and his posthumous influence has been greater than that of any man since Christianity was declared, if we take into account the number of those who have received his doctrines. Even Christianity never had so rapid a spread. More than a sixth part of the human race are the professed followers of the Arabian prophet.<br />In regard to Mohammed himself, a great change has taken place in the opinions of critics within fifty years. It was the fashion half a century ago to speak of this man as a hypocrite, an impostor, even as Antichrist. Now he is generally regarded as a reformer; that is, as a man who introduced into Arabia a religion and a morality superior to what previously existed, and he is regarded as an impostor only so far as he was visionary. Few critics doubt his sincerity. He was no hypocrite, since he himself believed in his mission; and his mission was benevolent,—to turn his countrymen from a gross polytheism to the worship of one God. Although his religion cannot compare with Christianity in purity and loftiness, yet it enforced a higher morality than the old Arabian religions, and assimilated to Christianity in many important respects. The chief fault we have to find in Mohammed was, the propagation of his doctrines by the sword, and the use of wicked means to bring about a good end. The truths he declared have had an immense influence on Asiatic nations, and these have given vitality to his system, if we accept the position that truth alone has vitality...
A Short Introduction to Pope Leo the Great
by John Lord

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English

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28

Publication Date

April 22, 2017

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With the great man who forms the subject of this Lecture are identified those principles which lay at the foundation of the Roman Catholic power for fifteen hundred years. I do not say that he is the founder of the Roman Catholic Church, for that is another question. Roman Catholicism, as a polity, or government, or institution, is one thing; and Roman Catholicism, as a religion, is quite another, although they have been often confounded. As a government, or polity, it is peculiar,—the result of the experience of ages, adapted to society and nations in a certain state of progress or development, with evils and corruptions, of course, like all other human institutions. As a religion, although it superadded many dogmas and rites which Protestants do not accept, and for which they can see no divine authority,—like auricular confession, the deification of the Virgin, indulgences for sin, and the infallibility of the Pope,—still, it has at the same time defended the cardinal principles of Christian faith and morality; such as the personality and sovereignty of God, the divinity of Christ, salvation in consequence of his sufferings and death, immortality, the final judgment, the necessity of a holy life, temperance, humility, patience, and the virtues which were taught upon the Mount and enforced by the original disciples and apostles, whose writings are accepted as inspired.<br />In treating so important a subject as that represented by Leo the Great, we must bear in mind these distinctions. While Leo is conceded to have been a devout Christian and a noble defender of the faith as we receive it,—one of the lights of the early Christian Church, numbered even among the Fathers of the Church, with Augustine and Chrysostom,—his special claim to greatness is that to him we trace some of the first great developments of the Roman Catholic power as an institution. More than any other one man, he laid the foundation-stone of that edifice which alike sheltered and imprisoned the European nations for more than a thousand years. He was not a great theologian like Augustine, or preacher like Chrysostom, but he was a great bishop like Ambrose,—even far greater, inasmuch as he was the organizer of new forces in the administration of his important diocese. In fact he was a great statesman, as the more able of the popes always aspired to be. He was the associate and equal of princes...
A Short Introduction to Theodosius the Great
by John Lord

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English

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April 23, 2017

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The last of those Roman emperors whom we call great was Theodosius. After him there is no great historic name, unless it be Justinian, who reigned when Rome had fallen. With Theodosius is associated the life-and-death struggle of Rome with the Gothic barbarians, and the final collapse of Paganism as a tolerated religion. Paganism in its essence, its spirit, was not extinguished; it entered into new forms, even into the Church itself; and it still exists in Christian countries. When Bismarck was asked why he did not throw down his burdens, he is reported to have said: “Because no man can take my place. I should like to retire to my estates and raise cabbages; but I have work to do against Paganism: I live among Pagans.” Neither Theodosius nor Bismarck was what we should call a saint. Both have been stained by acts which it is hard to distinguish from crimes; but both have given evidence of hatred of certain evils which undermine society. Theodosius, especially, made war and fought nobly against the two things which most imperilled the Empire,—the barbarians who had begun their ravages, and the Paganism which existed both in and outside the Church. For which reasons he has been praised by most historians, in spite of great crimes and some vices. The worldly Gibbon admires him for the noble stand he took against external dangers, and the Fathers of the Church almost adored him for his zealous efforts in behalf of orthodoxy. An eminent scholar of the advanced school has seen nothing in him to admire, and much to blame. But he was undoubtedly a very great man, and rendered important services to his age and to civilization, although he could not arrest the fatal disease which even then had destroyed the vitality of the Empire. It was already doomed when he ascended the throne. No mortal genius, no imperial power, could have saved the crumbling Empire...
The Rothschild dinasty
by Johny Xenos

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English

Pages

95

Publication Date

April 20, 2017

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The book is comprehensive history of the Rothschild family in over 100 pages. Unlike other books it doesn't make sensational/exagarated claims about wealth and world control, and it's only focused on giving as much info about the Rotschilds as possible. It's up to the reader to make conclusions from the facts.
A Short Introduction to Saint Anselm
by John Lord

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English

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April 23, 2017

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The Middle Ages produced no more interesting man than Anselm, Abbot of Bec and Archbishop of Canterbury,—not merely a great prelate, but a great theologian, resplendent in the virtues of monastic life and in devotion to the interests of the Church. He was one of the first to create an intellectual movement in Europe, and to stimulate theological inquiries.<br />Anselm was born at Aosta, in Italy, 1033, and he died in 1109, at the age of 76. He was therefore the contemporary of Hildebrand, of Lanfranc, of Bérenger, of Roscelin, of Henry IV. of Germany, of William the Conqueror, of the Countess Matilda, and of Urban II. He saw the first Crusade, the great quarrel about investitures and the establishment of the Normans in England. Aosta was on the confines of Lombardy and Burgundy, in a mountainous district, amid rich cornfields and fruitful vines and dark, waving chestnuts, in sight of lofty peaks with their everlasting snow. Anselm belonged to a noble but impoverished family; his father was violent and unthrifty, but his mother was religious and prudent. He was by nature a student, and early was destined to monastic life,—the only life favorable to the development of the intellect in a rude and turbulent age. I have already alluded to the general ignorance of the clergy in those times. There were no schools of any note at this period, and no convents where learning was cultivated beyond the rudiments of grammar and arithmetic and the writings of the Fathers. The monks could read and talk in Latin, of a barbarous sort,—which was the common language of the learned, so far as any in that age could be called learned...

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