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The Rational Bible: Exodus
by Dennis Prager

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English

Pages

559

Publication Date

April 02, 2018

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<p>Why do so many people think the Bible, the most influential book in world history, is outdated?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.</p><br /><p>Do you think the Bible permitted the trans-Atlantic slave trade? You won’t after reading this book.</p><br /><p>Do you struggle to love your parents? If you do, you need this book.</p><br /><p>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.</p><br /><p>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.”</p><br /><p>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.</p><br /><p>His goal: to change your mind – and then change your life.</p>
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.
Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23
by Dallas Willard

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

February 27, 2018

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<p><strong>Learn the secret of living with contentment, peace, and security.</strong></p><p>Pause for a moment and ask yourself what your life would be like if it were completely without fear? If you did not fear death. If you did not fear life and what it might bring. If you did not fear any man, or woman, or any living creature. Would you live differently?<br /><br />In this unique work of never-before-published teaching, Dallas Willard revolutionizes our understanding of Psalm 23 by taking this comfortably familiar passage and revealing its extraordinary promises: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.... I will fear no evil.” The psalmist claims to live without any need and without any fear. How is that possible?</p><p>Written with Willard’s characteristic gentle wisdom, Life Without Lack reveals the secret to enjoying God’s presence and becoming utterly caught up in his abundant generosity. The more we practice living in his presence, the more we experience the peace and freedom from worry that is promised in the psalm. Based on a series of talks by the late author and edited by his friend Larry Burtoft and by his daughter, Rebecca Willard Heatley, Life Without Lack will forever change the way you understand and apply the most well-known passage in all of Scripture.</p>
The Mingling of Souls: God's Design for Love, Marriage, Sex, and ...
by Matt Chandler

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

January 01, 2015

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<DIV>The Song of Solomon offers strikingly candid—and timeless—insights on romance, dating, marriage, and sex. We need it. Because emotions rise and fall with a single glance, touch, kiss, or word. And we are inundated with songs, movies, and advice that contradicts God's design for love and intimacy.<BR /><BR /> Matt Chandler helps navigate these issues for both singles and marrieds by revealing the process Solomon himself followed: Attraction, Courtship, Marriage ... even Arguing. <I>The Mingling of Souls</I> will forever change how you view and approach love.<BR /><BR /><DIV><B>Matt Chandler</B> pastors The Village Church, a multi-campus church attended by more than 10,000 people. His sermons are regularly one of the top five podcasts on iTunes and his book, <I>The Explicit Gospel</I>, has sold over 135,000 copies. Matt lives in Dallas with his wife and three children.<BR /><BR /><B>Jared C. Wilson</B> is an award-winning writer and author of the popular books <I>Your Jesus Is Too Safe</I>, <I>Gospel Wakefulness</I>, <I>Gospel Deeps</I>, and the curriculum <I>Abide</I>. He is pastor of Middletown Springs Community Church in Vermont and blogs daily at TheGospelCoalition.org.</DIV></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>
The Priestly Prayer of the Blessing: The Ancient Secret of the On...
by Warren Marcus

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

March 06, 2018

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<DIV><B>DID YOU KNOW THAT GOD WROTE A PRAYER FOR YOU?</B><BR /> The prayer was discovered on a silver amulet found in a tomb opposite the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It is the oldest surviving biblical text surpassing the age of the Dead Sea Scrolls by four hundred years. It was written in the ancient Paleo-Hebrew language.<BR /><BR /> Moses was told by God to have Aaron, the high priest, pray it over the children of Israel every day. By doing this, God would place His name (His very person, His holy character, His power and authority) supernaturally upon them. For forty years, as the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness, they received supernatural provision, divine health, angelic protection. And they even prospered–even their clothes and shoes never wore out (Deut. 29:5).<BR /><BR /> Through intense study of the original Hebrew text, Warren M. Marcus has unearthed a far deeper and profound meaning of this divine prayer than we presently have in our Bibles. Marcus reveals the ancient secret on how to pronounce a new amplified Hebrew-to-English translation so you can experience a supernatural, intimate, and experiential relationship with your heavenly Father in a way never thought possible. </DIV>
A History of Judaism: From Its Origins to the Present
by Martin Goodman

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English

Pages

643

Publication Date

February 13, 2018

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<p><b>A sweeping history of Judaism over more than three millennia</b></p><p>Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and it has preserved its distinctive identity despite the extraordinarily diverse forms and beliefs it has embodied over the course of more than three millennia. <i>A History of Judaism</i> provides the first truly comprehensive look in one volume at how this great religion came to be, how it has evolved from one age to the next, and how its various strains, sects, and traditions have related to each other.</p><p>In this magisterial and elegantly written book, Martin Goodman takes readers from Judaism's origins in the polytheistic world of the second and first millennia BCE to the temple cult at the time of Jesus. He tells the stories of the rabbis, mystics, and messiahs of the medieval and early modern periods and guides us through the many varieties of Judaism today. Goodman's compelling narrative spans the globe, from the Middle East, Europe, and America to North Africa, China, and India. He explains the institutions and ideas on which all forms of Judaism are based, and masterfully weaves together the different threads of doctrinal and philosophical debate that run throughout its history.</p><p><i>A History of Judaism</i> is a spellbinding chronicle of a vibrant and multifaceted religious tradition that has shaped the spiritual heritage of humankind like no other.</p>
The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge ...
by , John H. Walton

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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"The flood continued forty days on the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth . . . and the ark floated on the face of the waters" (Gen 6:17-18 NRSV).   In our modern age the Genesis flood account has been probed and analyzed for answers to scientific, apologetic, and historical questions. It is a text that has called forth flood geology, fueled searches for remnants of the ark on Mount Ararat, and inspired a full-size replica of Noah's ark in a biblical theme park. Some claim that the very veracity of Scripture hinges on a particular reading of the flood narrative. But do we understand what we are reading? Longman and Walton urge us to hit the pause button and ask, what might the biblical author have been saying to his ancient audience? The answer to our quest to rediscover the biblical flood requires that we set aside our own cultural and interpretive assumptions and visit the distant world of the ancient Near East. Responsible interpretation calls for the patient examination of the text within its ancient context of language, literature, and thought structures. And as we return from that lost world to our own, we will need to ask whether geological science supports the notion of flood geology. The story of Noah and the flood will continue to invite questions and explorations. But to read Longman and Walton is put our feet on firmer interpretive ground. Without attempting to answer all of our questions, they lift the fog of modernity and allow the sunlight to reveal the true contours of the text. As with other books in the Lost World series, <em>The Lost World of the Flood</em> is an informative and enlightening journey toward a more responsible reading of a timeless biblical narrative.
Yellow Star
by Jennifer Roy

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

May 15, 2012

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<p>"In 1945 the war ended. The Germans surrendered, and the ghetto was liberated. Out of over a quarter of a million people, about 800 walked out of the ghetto. Of those who survived, only twelve were children. I was one of the twelve." For more than fifty years after the war, Syvia, like many Holocaust survivors, did not talk about her experiences in the Lodz ghetto in Poland. She buried her past in order to move forward. But finally she decided it was time to share her story, and so she told it to her niece, who has re-told it here using free verse inspired by her aunt. This is the true story of Syvia Perlmutter—a story of courage, heartbreak, and finally survival despite the terrible circumstances in which she grew up. A timeline, historical notes, and an author's note are included.</p>
The Secret Power of Speaking God's Word
by Joyce Meyer

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English

Pages

296

Publication Date

October 15, 2007

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#1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Joyce Meyer teaches readers how to create change in their lives and truly receive God's blessings. Includes powerful Scriptures covering over 50 topics, such as patience, loneliness, and wisdom.

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