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Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl

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English

Pages

188

Publication Date

June 01, 2006

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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.<br /><br />At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, <i>Man's Search for Meaning</i> had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found <i>Man's Search for Meaning</i> among the ten most influential books in America.
The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah and the Mystery of God's Mercy
by Timothy Keller

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<b>An angry prophet. A feared and loathsome enemy. A devastating storm. And the surprising message of a merciful God to his people.</b><br /><br />The story of Jonah is one of the most well-known parables in the Bible. It is also the most misunderstood. Many people, even those who are nonreligious, are familiar with Jonah: A rebellious prophet who defies God and is swallowed by a whale. But there's much more to Jonah's story than most of us realize.<br /><br />In <i>The Prodigal Prophet</i>, pastor and <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Timothy Keller reveals the hidden depths within the book of Jonah. Keller makes the case that Jonah was one of the worst prophets in the entire Bible. And yet there are unmistakably clear connections between Jonah, the prodigal son, and Jesus. Jesus in fact saw himself in Jonah. How could one of the most defiant and disobedient prophets in the Bible be compared to Jesus?<br /><br />Jonah's journey also doesn't end when he is freed from the belly of the fish. There is an entire second half to his story--but it is left unresolved within the text of the Bible. Why does the book of Jonah end on what is essentially a cliffhanger? In these pages, Timothy Keller provides an answer to the extraordinary conclusion of this biblical parable--and shares the powerful Christian message at the heart of Jonah's story.
Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus C...
by , Lois Tverberg

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<p><strong>A rare chance to know Jesus as his first disciples knew him. </strong></p><p>What would it be like to journey back to the first century and sit at the feet of Rabbi Jesus as one of his Jewish disciples? How would your understanding of the gospel have been shaped by the customs, beliefs, and traditions of the Jewish culture in which you lived?</p><p><em>Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus</em> takes you on a fascinating tour of the Jewish world of Jesus, offering inspirational insights that can transform your faith. Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg paint powerful scenes from Jesus’ ministry, immersing you in the prayers, feasts, history, culture, and customs that shaped Jesus and those who followed him. You will hear the parables as they must have sounded to first-century Jews, powerful and surprising. You will join the conversations that were already going on among the rabbis of his day. You will watch with new understanding as the events of his life unfold. And you will emerge with new excitement about the roots of your own Christian faith.</p><p><em>Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus</em> will change the way you read Scripture and deepen your understanding of the life of Jesus. It will also help you to adapt the rich prayers and customs you learn about to your own life, in ways that both respect and enrich your Christian faith. By looking at the Jewishness of Jesus, Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg take you on a captivating journey into the heart of Judaism, one that is both balanced and insightful, helping you to better understand and appreciate your own faith.</p><p>This newly expanded softcover edition includes a discussion guide for both individuals and groups, and instructions for a simple home Passover Seder celebration.</p>
Rogue Rabbi: A Spiritual Quest—From Seminary to Ashram and Beyo...
by Jerry Steinberg

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English

Pages

433

Publication Date

September 01, 2012

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<DIV><B>This memoir of an adventurous quest for inner peace is complete with explorations of the rational and the mystical, and the many ways of faith.</B><BR />  <BR /> Revealing an understanding of God that goes beyond the conventional, <I>Rogue Rabbi</I> tells the story of a seeker. After traveling to India and investigating the Christian faith, Jerry Steinberg went to medical school and narrowed his focus to psychotherapy—working with past-life regression, dreams, and psychogenic illness. He also became a rabbi—but never ceases to explore all aspects of faith, taking up a specialization in Kabbalah, a discipline of Jewish mysticism.<BR />  <BR /> As the author seeks the essence of spirituality through the interface between rationalism and mysticism, and between religion and sexuality, the story of this real-life spiritual explorer both inspires and instructs on the paths to peace and acceptance.</DIV>
Gods of Ground Zero
by Carl Gallups

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English

Pages

459

Publication Date

October 06, 2018

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<div><div><b><i>"This explains everything!"</i></b></div><div><span>From Amazon TOP-60, and critically acclaimed bestselling author Carl Gallups</span><br /><div></div></div></div> So many renowned biblical scholars have been trying to tell us these truths - but their findings have been largely ignored and often disconnected from conventional theological understanding. Carl Gallups has gathered the answers to a myriad of tough theological questions into a single, page-turning, and captivating resource. If you don't read this book, you'll forever miss the central theme and understanding of the entire Word of God. This book is that important! - Dr. Thomas R. Horn<br /><br />Do you want to know a dirty little secret? Here it is. Much of the real message of the Garden of Eden has been "adjusted" over time. Think of the eternal ramifications of that truth. Literally everything wrong with the world and our own personal lives, as well as the continual deluge of filth that you read in today's headlines is directly linked to the Garden of Eden. Why is it then that we so frequently insist upon turning that vital chapter into an almost childlike bedtime story?<br />Get ready for the biblical ride of your life! Critically acclaimed and Amazon TOP-60 bestselling author, Carl Gallups, pulls back the curtain and finally unearths the previously hidden biblical treasures about the world's real Ground Zero. Now, you can finally discover the shocking truths for yourself.<br /> GODS OF GROUND ZERO<br /> UNCOVERS THE LONG-BURIED TRUTH:<br />* Did you know - the Bible tells us exactly where the original Garden of Eden was located?<br />* Have you ever wondered what really happened in the Garden?<br />* What is the full truth of why the Garden was created in the first place?<br />* Was the Garden "serpent" really a walking-talking snake?<br />* Did Jesus reveal deep secrets about the Garden of Eden?<br />* Did you know that Jesus actually mentioned the Garden of Eden while He was on the cross?<br />* Exactly what is it that Satan, and the demonic realm, is so desperately trying to hide from us?<br />* How does what happened in the Garden directly relate to today's world, our personal lives, our walk with the Lord, and where eternity is actually headed?<br />The Bible actually reveals the explosive answers to all of these questions, and so many more like them. Now, you will know the important truth.
The December Project: An Extraordinary Rabbi and a Skeptical Seek...
by Sara Davidson

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English

Pages

211

Publication Date

March 25, 2014

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<p><strong>A Jewish Book Award Finalist</strong></p><p>In the tradition of <em>Tuesdays with Morrie</em> and <em>The Last Lecture</em>, <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Sara Davidson met every Friday with 89-year-old Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, the iconic founder of the Jewish Renewal movment, to discuss what he calls <em>The December Project</em>. "When you can feel in your cells that you're coming to the end of your tour of duty," he said, "what is the spiritual work of this time, and how do we prepare for the mystery?"</p><p>Davidson, who has a seeker's heart and a skeptic's mind, jumped at the chance to spend time with him. She'd long feared that death would be a complete annihilation, while Reb Zalman felt certain that "something continues." He said he didn't want to convince her of anything. "What I want is to loosen your mind." Through their talks, he wanted to help people "not freak out about dying," and enable them to have a more heightened and grateful life.</p><p>For two years, they met every week, and this is Davidson's memoir of what they learned and how they changed. Interspersed with their talks are sketches from Reb Zalman's extraordinary life. He barely escaped the Nazis, became an Orthodox rabbi in the US, was married four times and had eleven children, one from a sperm donation to a lesbian rabbi, and formed friendships with leaders of other faiths, such as Thomas Merton and the Dalai Lama. Breaking with the Orthodox, he founded the Jewish Renewal Movement to encourage people to have a direct experience of God.</p><p>During their time together, Davidson was nearly killed by a suicide bomb, and Reb Zalman struggled with a steep decline in health. Together they created strategies to deal with pain and memory loss, and found tools to cultivate simplicity, fearlessness, and joy—at any age. Davidson includes twelve exercises so that readers may experience what she did—a sea change in facing what we all must face: mortality.</p>
The Story of the Jews Volume Two: Belonging: 1492-1900
by Simon Schama

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English

Pages

800

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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<p>In the second of two volumes of this magnificently illustrated cultural history—the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series <em>The Story of the Jews</em>—Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish people, spanning from their expulsion from Spain during the Inquisition across six hundred years to the present day.</p><p>It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in the face of oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds.</p><p>It spans the centuries and the continents—from the Iberian Peninsula and the collapse of “the golden age” to the shtetls of Russia to the dusty streets of infant Hollywood. Its voices ring loud and clear, from the philosophical musings of Spinoza to the poetry written on slips of paper in concentration camps. Within these pages, the Enlightenment unfolds, a great diaspora transforms a country, a Viennese psychiatrist forever changes the conception of the human mind.</p><p>And a great story unfolds. Not—as often imagined—of a people apart, but of a Jewish culture immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled. Which, as Simon Schama so brilliantly demonstrates, makes the story of the Jews everyone’s story, too.</p><p><em>The Story of the Jews Volume 2</em> features 24 pages of color photos, numerous maps, and printed endpapers.</p>
The Rational Bible: Exodus
by Dennis Prager

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English

Pages

559

Publication Date

April 02, 2018

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<B>A national bestseller!</B><BR> <BR>Why do so many people think the Bible, the most influential book in world history, is outdated? Why do our friends and neighbors – and sometimes we ourselves – dismiss the Bible as irrelevant, irrational, immoral, or all of these things? This explanation of the Book of Exodus, the second book of the Bible, will demonstrate that the Bible is not only powerfully relevant to today’s issues, but completely consistent with rational thought.<BR> <BR>Do you think the Bible permitted the trans-Atlantic slave trade? You won’t after reading this book.<BR> <BR>Do you struggle to love your parents? If you do, you need this book.<BR> <BR>Do you doubt the existence of God because belief in God is “irrational?” This book will give you reason after reason to rethink your doubts.<BR> <BR>The title of this commentary is, “The Rational Bible” because its approach is entirely reason-based. The reader is never asked to accept anything on faith alone. As Prager says, “If something I write does not make rational sense, I have not done my job.”<BR> <BR>The Rational Bible is the fruit of Dennis Prager’s forty years of teaching the Bible to people of every faith, and no faith. On virtually every page, you will discover how the text relates to the contemporary world and to your life.<BR> <BR>His goal: to change your mind – and then change your life.
Bible History: Old Testament
by Alfred Edersheim

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English

Pages

1024

Publication Date

December 03, 2017

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<b><h2>The Old Testament is one of the most fascinating texts that the world has ever seen.</h2><br /><br />Drawn from the Hebrew Bible it forms the basis of all Christian denominations, whether Protestant, Catholic or Orthodox, they all refer to the Old Testament in some form.</b><br /><br />Alfred Edersheim, in this fascinating study, uncovers the Old Testament, removing layers of mystery, allowing readers to more fully engage with the text.<br /><br />He analyzes the books, chapter-by-chapter, thus providing a chronological history of the Jewish people.<br /><br />This work is split into seven volumes to make it manageable for the reader to understand each major period that is covered in the Old Testament. Volume One covers The World Before the Flood, and The History of the Patriarchs, Volume Two: The Exodus and The Wanderings in the Wilderness, Volume Three: Israel In Canaan Under Joshua And The Judges, Volume Four: The History of Israel under Samuel, Saul, and David, Volume Five: Birth of Solomon to Reign of Ahab, Volume Six: The Reign of Ahab to the Decline of the Two Kingdoms, and Volume Seven: From the Decline of the Two Kingdoms to the Assyrian and Babylonian Captivity.<br /><br />Edersheim, at the outset of the book, stated his objective: “I have endeavored to write in a a form so popular and easily intelligible as to be of use to the Sunday-school teacher, the advanced scholar, and the Bible-class; progressing gradually, in the course of this and the next volume, from the more simple to the more detailed.” He certainly achieves this aim in this magnificent study that is worthy of being read by all.<br /><br /><b>Alfred Edersheim</b> (1825-89) was a Vienna-born biblical scholar who converted from Judaism to Christianity. A veteran minister and missionary to the Jews of Romania, Edersheim left an enduring and priceless legacy to followers of Christ. Among his most widely read works are <em>The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, The Temple: Its Ministry and Services,</em> and <em>Bible History Old Testament.</em><br /><br />
Business Secrets from the Bible: Spiritual Success Strategies for...
by Daniel Lapin

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English

Pages

314

Publication Date

February 20, 2014

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<b>Find success in finance, friendships, , and spirituality with the advice of a well-known expert</b> <p>It's safe to say that nearly everyone is seeking a happier, more successful life. So then why do so few attain it? <i>Business Secrets from the Bible</i> proposes a new way to view and approach success—one based upon key concepts from the Bible that are actually surprisingly simple. Written especially for those seeking success in the realms of money, relationships, and spirituality, this book encourages readers to realize their common mistakes, come to terms with them, and turn those mistakes into future triumphs. Filled with concrete advice for improved finances, spirituality, and connection, this resource takes a practical approach and aims to change not just the minds, but the actions of readers with a self-evident and persuasive pathway.</p> <p>Drawing on his wisdom and knowledge of the Bible, the author reveals the clear link between making money and spirituality, and urges readers to focus on self-discipline, integrity, and character strength in order to achieve personal prosperity. Special emphasis is given to establishing positive attitudes toward making money and adopting effective Biblically-based strategies.</p> <ul> <li>Demonstrates how earnings and profits are God's reward for forming relationships with others and serving them</li> <li>Stresses the importance of service, sharing, change, leadership, and creating boundaries and structures</li> <li>Encourages readers to focus on other people's desires and teaches why and how to make connections with many people</li> <li>Suggests ways for readers to transform themselves and continue toward success even in the face of fear and uncertainty</li> </ul> <p>Attaining wealth and well-being is no longer a mystery. Let this book identify and correct the errors that are keeping you from fulfillment and happiness.</p>

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