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The Vatican Pimpernel: The World War II Exploits of the Monsignor...
by Brian Fleming

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English

Pages

225

Publication Date

August 01, 2012

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During the German occupation of Rome from 1942–1944, Irishman Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty ran an escape organization for Allied POWs and civilians, including Jews. Safe within the Vatican state, he regularly ventured out in disguise to continue his mission, which earned him the nickname “the Pimpernel of the Vatican.” When the Allies entered Rome, he and his collaborators— priests, nuns, and laypeople of numerous nationalities and religious beliefs—had saved the lives of over 6,500 people. <BR>The first new telling of this extraordinary story in decades, this book also addresses the fascinating dichotomy between O’Flaherty and Herbert Kappler, the Gestapo chief in Rome who ordered him killed, and who, after the war, reconciled with the monsignor, and even asked him to perform his baptism. <BR><BR>For his heroic efforts, O’Flaherty was awarded the highest honors, including a Congressional Medal, and was the first Irishman named the Notary of the Holy Office. His story was immortalized in the 1983 film<I> The Scarlet and the Black</I>, which starred Gregory Peck as O’Flaherty.
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
by Gregory Boyle

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English

Pages

244

Publication Date

February 14, 2010

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“Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality” (<i>Los Angeles Times</i>)—<i>Tattoos on the Heart</i> is a series of parables about kinship and redemption from pastor, activist, and renowned speaker, Father Gregory Boyle.<BR><BR>For twenty years, Father Gregory Boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles—also known as the gang capital of the world. In <I>Tattoos on the Heart</I>, he has distilled his experience working in the ghetto into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith.<BR> <BR>From giant, tattooed Cesar, shopping at JC Penney fresh out of prison, you learn how to feel worthy of God’s love. From ten-year-old Pipi you learn the importance of being known and acknowledged. From Lulu you come to understand the kind of patience necessary to rescue someone from the dark—as Father Boyle phrases it, we can only shine a flashlight on a light switch in a darkened room. <BR> <BR>This is a motivating look at how to stay faithful in spite of failure, how to meet the world with a loving heart, and how to conquer shame with boundless, restorative love.
The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s ...
by Jemar Tisby

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English

Pages

250

Publication Date

January 22, 2019

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<p><strong>An acclaimed, timely narrative of how people of faith have historically--up to the present day--worked against racial justice. And a call for urgent action by all Christians today in response. </strong></p><p><em>The Color of Compromise</em> is both enlightening and compelling, telling a history we either ignore or just don't know. Equal parts painful and inspirational, it details how the American church has helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices. You will be guided in thinking through concrete solutions for improved race relations and a racially inclusive church.</p><p><em>The Color of Compromise</em>:</p><ul><li>Takes you on a historical, sociological, and religious journey: from America's early colonial days through slavery and the Civil War</li><li>Covers the tragedy of Jim Crow laws, the victories of the Civil Rights era, and the strides of today's Black Lives Matter movement</li><li>Reveals the cultural and institutional tables we have to flip in order to bring about meaningful integration</li><li>Charts a path forward to replace established patterns and systems of complicity with bold, courageous, immediate action</li><li>Is a perfect book for pastors and other faith leaders, students, non-students, book clubs, small group studies, history lovers, and all lifelong learners</li></ul><p><em>The Color of Compromise</em> is <em>not</em> a call to shame or a platform to blame white evangelical Christians. It <em>is</em> a call from a place of love and desire to fight for a more racially unified church that no longer compromises what the Bible teaches about human dignity and equality. A call that challenges black and white Christians alike to standup <em>now</em> and begin implementing the concrete ways Tisby outlines, all for a more equitable and inclusive environment among God's people. Starting <em>today</em>.</p>
Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why
by Bart D. Ehrman

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English

Pages

242

Publication Date

January 23, 2009

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<p>When world-class biblical scholar Bart Ehrman first began to study the texts of the Bible in their original languages he was startled to discover the multitude of mistakes and intentional alterations that had been made by earlier translators. In <em>Misquoting Jesus</em>, Ehrman tells the story behind the mistakes and changes that ancient scribes made to the New Testament and shows the great impact they had upon the Bible we use today. He frames his account with personal reflections on how his study of the Greek manuscripts made him abandon his once ultraconservative views of the Bible.</p><p>Since the advent of the printing press and the accurate reproduction of texts, most people have assumed that when they read the New Testament they are reading an exact copy of Jesus's words or Saint Paul's writings. And yet, for almost fifteen hundred years these manuscripts were hand copied by scribes who were deeply influenced by the cultural, theological, and political disputes of their day. Both mistakes and intentional changes abound in the surviving manuscripts, making the original words difficult to reconstruct. For the first time, Ehrman reveals where and why these changes were made and how scholars go about reconstructing the original words of the New Testament as closely as possible.</p><p>Ehrman makes the provocative case that many of our cherished biblical stories and widely held beliefs concerning the divinity of Jesus, the Trinity, and the divine origins of the Bible itself stem from both intentional and accidental alterations by scribes -- alterations that dramatically affected all subsequent versions of the Bible.</p>
Christianity & Liberalism
by J. Gresham Machen

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English

Pages

133

Publication Date

February 01, 2019

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<p>Machen's classic defense of orthodox Christianity establishes the importance of scripural doctrine and contrasts the teachings of liberalism and orthodoxy on God and man, the Bible, Christ, salvation, and the church. Though originally published nearly seventy years ago, the book maintains its relevance today.</p>
The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective
by , Andreas Ebert

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

September 06, 2018

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<DIV>Richard Rohr and Andrea Ebert's runaway best-seller shows both the basic logic of the Enneagram and its harmony with the core truths of Christian thought from the time of the early Church forward.</DIV>
The Jews: Story of a People
by Howard Fast

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English

Pages

424

Publication Date

December 27, 2011

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<B>The “</B><B>epic and stirring story” of 4,000 years of Judaism—told by a #1 <I>New York Times</I>–bestselling author (<I>Jewish Quarterly</I>).</B><BR /><BR /> From their nomadic beginnings and the rise of Moses to the kings David and Solomon through the Diaspora and the unthinkable horror of the Holocaust—and culminating in the founding of the state of Israel—this is the sweeping tale of the Jews. Howard Fast, author of the classic <I>Spartacus, </I>displays his gift for compelling narrative throughout this eminently readable and well-researched saga.<BR />  <BR /> In Fast’s telling, truth is stranger, and more inspiring, than fiction. “Here, I decided, was one of the most exciting and romantic adventures in all the history of mankind,” he explains in his introduction. “It had a continuity that spanned most of recorded history. It was filled with drama, passion, tragedy, and faith; and with all due reverence for the scholars, it pleaded for a storyteller to tell it as a story, indeed as the story of all stories.”<BR />  <BR /> Fast’s accomplishment is required reading not only for lovers of great literature but also for anyone interested in the march of civilization. Barry Holtz, the editor of <I>The Schocken Guide to Jewish Books</I> hails <I>The Jews </I>as “an exciting and pleasurable [introduction] to a four-thousand-year epic.”<BR />  <DIV><I>This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.</I></DIV>
A Shift in Time: How Historical Documents Reveal the Surprising T...
by Lena Einhorn

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English

Pages

242

Publication Date

March 15, 2016

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<DIV><B>A “bold and eye-opining” new theory about when Christ lived, set out with “meticulous and clear” scholarship by the author of <I>The Jesus Mystery</I> (</B><B>Professor Robert Eisenman, author of<I> The New Testament Code</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> While researching the historical Jesus, a Swedish scholar discovered a strangely consistent anomaly. An unnamed messianic figure written about by first-century historian Flavius Josephus bore a striking resemblance to the Jesus of New Testament accounts—but was active twenty years after Jesus died. Delving deeper, the author soon found that this twenty-year difference was precise and persistent throughout contemporary documents.<BR />  <BR /> Did the writers of the New Testament purposely shift the events of Jesus’s life to a more peaceful time before the first century’s Jewish revolt? And for what purpose? Exploring the similarities between the two figures, including their renown, their followings, and historical events, this carefully considered volume posits that the true origin story of the Christian world may diverge from accepted scholarship.</DIV>
Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skepti...
by , Sean McDowell

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English

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868

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black; background: white;">The modern apologetics classic that started it all is now completely revised and updated—because the truth of the Bible doesn’t change, but its critics do. With the original Evidence That Demands a Verdict, bestselling author Josh McDowell gave Christian readers the answers they needed to defend their faith against the harshest critics and skeptics. Since that time, Evidence has remained a trusted resource for believers young and old. Bringing historical documentation and the best modern scholarship to bear on the trustworthiness of the Bible and its teachings, this extensive volume has encouraged and strengthened millions. Now, with his son Sean McDowell, Josh McDowell has updated and expanded this classic resource for a new generation. This is a book that invites readers to bring their doubts and doesn’t shy away from the tough questions.</span></p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black; background: white;"> </span></p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black; background: white;">Features Include: </span></p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black; background: white;">• Thoroughly revised and updated from the previous edition </span></p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black; background: white;">• Now co-authored by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell </span></p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black; background: white;">• All-new chapters defending against the latest attacks from Christianity’s critics </span></p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black; background: white;">• Designed to be a go-to reference for even the toughest questions </span></p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black; background: white;">• Offers thoughtful responses to the Bible’s most difficult and extraordinary passages </span></p><p style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif; color: black; background: white;">• Expansive defense of Christianity’s core truths, including the resurrection of Jesus Christ</span></p>
Jesus and the Disinherited
by Howard Thurman

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English

Pages

132

Publication Date

January 31, 2012

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In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman (1900-1981) demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Jesus is a partner in the pain of the oppressed and the example of His life offers a solution to ending the descent into moral nihilism. Hatred does not empower--it decays. Only through self-love and love of one another can God's justice prevail.

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