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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 Brothers of Auschwitz: A heartbreaking and unforgettable hist...
by Malka Adler

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English

Pages

374

Publication Date

November 07, 2019

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<h2><em>My brother’s tears left a delicate, clean line on his face. I stroked his cheek, whispered, it’s really you…</em></h2><p>Dov and Yitzhak live in a small village in the mountains of Hungary, isolated both from the world and from the horrors of the war.</p><p>But one day in 1944, everything changes. The Nazis storm the homes of the Jewish villagers and inform them they have one hour. One hour before the train will take them to Auschwitz.</p><p>Six decades later, from the safety of their living rooms at home in Israel, the brothers finally break their silence to a friend who will never let their stories be forgotten.</p><p><strong>Malka Adler’s extraordinary biographical novel of a family separated by the Holocaust and their harrowing journey back to each other is based on interviews with the brothers she grew up with by the Sea of Galilee.</strong></p><p><strong>When they decided to tell their story, she was the only one they would talk to.</strong></p><p><strong>Told in a poetic style reminiscent of Margaret Atwood, this is a visceral yet essential read for those who have found strength, solace and above all, hope, in books like <em>The Choice</em>, <em>The Librarian of Auschwitz</em>, and <em>The Tattooist of Auschwitz</em>.</strong></p><h2>Praise for <em>The Brothers of Auschwitz</em></h2><p>‘<strong>I sat down and read this within a few hours</strong>, my wife is now reading it and it is bringing tears to her eyes’ Amazon reviewer</p><p>‘The story is so incredible and <strong>the author writes so beautifully</strong> that it is impossible to stay indifferent. I gave the book to my mom and she called me after she finished crying and telling me how much she loved it’ Amazon reviewer</p><p>‘It is <strong>a book we all must read</strong>, read in order to know … It is harsh, enthralling, earth-shattering, rattling – but we must. And nothing less’ Aliza Ziegler, Editor-in-Chief at Proza Books, Yedioth Ahronoth Publishing House</p><p>‘<strong>Great courage</strong> is needed to write as Adler does – without softening, without beautifying, without leaving any room to imagination’ Yehudith Rotem, <em>Haaretz</em> newspaper</p><p>‘This is <strong>a book we are not allowed not to read</strong>’ Leah Roditi, <em>At Magazine</em></p>
In the Beginning: A New Interpretation of Genesis
by Karen Armstrong

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English

Pages

207

Publication Date

August 10, 2011

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<b>“Karen Armstrong is a genius.”—A. N. Wilson</b><br /><br />As the foundation stone of the Jewish and Christian scriptures, The Book of Genesis unfolds some of the most arresting stories of world literature—the Creation; Adam and Eve; Cain and Abel; the sacrifice of Isaac. Yet the meaning of Genesis remains enigmatic. In this fascinating volume, Karen Armstrong, author of the highly acclaimed bestseller <i>A History of God,</i> brilliantly illuminates the mysteries and profundities of this mystifying work.<br /><br />BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Armstrong's <i>Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life.</i><br /><br /><b>“A lyrical chronicle of one woman's wrestling with Genesis that can serve as a guide to others . . . As notable for its scholarship as it is for its honesty and vulnerability.”—<i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /><br />“Armstrong can simplify complex ideas, but she is never simplistic.”—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b>
A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23
by W. Phillip Keller

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English

Pages

131

Publication Date

August 17, 2008

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<p><strong>A fresh new update to the beloved classic <em>A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23.</em></strong></p><p><em>A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23</em> will join <em>Serenity</em> and <em>The Creeds </em>as a beautiful new entry into the Zondervan Gift Timeless Faith Classics line. Combining sophisticated, timeless designs with the sage wisdom of Scripture will make this line a favorite with readers interested in the classic tenants of our faith.</p><p>W. Phillip Keller writes of the loving Shepherd of Psalm 23 who leads his sheep to the green pastures and cool waters. <em>The Lord is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want. </em>The truth and comfort of these familiar words spring to life in this gift edition of W. Phillip Keller's classic work, <em>A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23</em>. Based on his years as a keeper of sheep, Keller infuses new hope and meaning into our relationship with Christ, the Good Shepherd. As we lie down in green pastures or walk through the shadowy valley, we're assured that whatever our path, whatever our stumbling, the Shepherd will lovingly guide, carry, and protect us. We can depend on His goodness and mercy all the days of our lives.</p><p>This timeless passage of Scripture has been the topic of countless books, articles, and gift products. Keller’s classic book lends itself seamlessly to the Timeless Faith Classics line with its simple but poignant text, beautiful 4-color photographs, and an updated cover.</p>
The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD
by Simon Schama

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English

Pages

512

Publication Date

March 18, 2014

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<p>In 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, tracing their experience across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the new world in 1492</p><p>It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance in the face of destruction, of creativity in the face of oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life despite the steepest of odds.</p><p>It spans the millennia and the continents—from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes you to unimagined places: to a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia; a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings; the palm groves of the Jewish dead in the Roman catacombs. And its voices ring loud and clear, from the severities and ecstasies of the Bible writers to the love poems of wine bibbers in a garden in Muslim Spain.</p><p>In <em>The Story of the Jews</em>, the Talmud burns in the streets of Paris, massed gibbets hang over the streets of medieval London, a Majorcan illuminator redraws the world; candles are lit, chants are sung, mules are packed, ships loaded with gems and spices founder at sea.</p><p>And a great story unfolds. Not—as often imagined—of a culture apart, but of a Jewish world immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, from the Arabs to the Christians.</p><p>Which makes the story of the Jews everyone's story, too.</p>
Josephus's The Jewish War: A Biography (Lives of Great Religious ...
by Martin Goodman

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English

Pages

201

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<p><b>An essential introduction to Josephus’s momentous war narrative</b></p><p><i>The Jewish War</i> is Josephus's superbly evocative account of the Jewish revolt against Rome, which was crushed in 70 CE with the siege of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple. Martin Goodman describes the life of this book, from its composition in Greek for a Roman readership to the myriad ways it touched the lives of Jews and Christians over the span of two millennia.</p><p>The scion of a priestly Jewish family, Josephus became a rebel general at the start of the war. Captured by the enemy general Vespasian, Josephus predicted correctly that Vespasian would be the future emperor of Rome and thus witnessed the final stages of the siege of Jerusalem from the safety of the Roman camp and wrote his history of these cataclysmic events from a comfortable exile in Rome. His history enjoyed enormous popularity among Christians, who saw it as a testimony to the world that gave rise to their faith and a record of the suffering of the Jews due to their rejection of Christ. Jews were hardly aware of the book until the Renaissance. In the nineteenth century, Josephus's history became an important source for recovering Jewish history, yet Jewish enthusiasm for his stories of heroism—such as the doomed defense of Masada—has been tempered by suspicion of a writer who betrayed his own people.</p><p>Goodman provides a concise biography of one of the greatest war narratives ever written, explaining why Josephus's book continues to hold such fascination today.</p>
Enduring Trials God's Way: A Biblical Recipe for Finding Joy in S...
by Scott LaPierre

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English

Pages

182

Publication Date

November 15, 2017

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<b>Trials are part of life on this side of heaven, and God wants to use them for your good!</b><br /><br />Pastor Scott LaPierre presents scriptural principles that give believers the encouragement they need when suffering. Every chapter concludes with questions that help you apply what you are reading. With <em>Enduring Trials God’s Way</em> you will:<br /><ul><li>Develop the spiritual perspective to embrace trials<br /></li><li>Appreciate the maturity trials produce<br /></li><li>Understand the rewards­—in this life and the next—for enduring trials<br /></li><li>Recognize God is still compassionate and gracious even during trials<br /></li><li>Learn to persevere through trials that threaten your faith</li></ul>Your suffering is not meaningless or accidental. God loves you, and He always works in your best interests. Learn the <em>Biblical Recipe for Finding Joy in Suffering</em>!<br /><br /><b>Endorsed by prominent ministry leaders:</b><br /><ul><li>"Richly biblical and encouraging, Scott LaPierre's latest book reveals a gracious pastor's heart. Every believer needs this book!"--<b>Douglas Bond:</b> Speaker, tour leader, and author of twenty-five books<br /></li><li>"One of the best biblical treatments of suffering I have seen. You want this book in your library!"--<b>Dr. Carlton McLeod:</b> Speaker, author, and senior pastor of Calvary Revival Church Chesapeake</li></ul><br /><br /><br />
Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender...
by Abby Stein

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b>The powerful coming-of-age story of an ultra-Orthodox child who was born to become a rabbinic leader and instead became a woman</b><b><br /></b>Abby Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of eighteenth-century Eastern Europe, speaking only Yiddish and Hebrew and shunning modern life. Stein was born as the first son in a dynastic rabbinical family, poised to become a leader of the next generation of Hasidic Jews. <br /><br />But Abby felt certain at a young age that she was a girl. She suppressed her desire for a new body while looking for answers wherever she could find them, from forbidden religious texts to smuggled secular examinations of faith. Finally, she orchestrated a personal exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood to mainstream femininity-a radical choice that forced her to leave her home, her family, her way of life. <br /><br />Powerful in the truths it reveals about biology, culture, faith, and identity, <i>Becoming Eve</i> poses the enduring question: How far will you go to become the person you were meant to be?
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>
Violins of Hope: Violins of the Holocaust-Instruments of Hope and...
by James A. Grymes

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English

Pages

339

Publication Date

August 12, 2014

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<p>A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, <em>Violins of Hope</em> tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and the Israeli violin maker dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life.</p><p>The violin has formed an important aspect of Jewish culture for centuries, both as a popular instrument with classical Jewish musicians—Jascha Heifetz, Yehudi Menuhin, Itzhak Perlman—and also a central factor of social life as part of the enduring Klezmer tradition. But during the Holocaust, the violin assumed extraordinary new roles within the Jewish community. For some musicians, the instrument was a liberator; for others, it was a savior that spared their lives. For many, the violin provided comfort in mankind’s darkest hour, and, in at least one case, helped avenge murdered family members. Above all, the violins of the Holocaust represented strength and optimism for the future.</p><p>In <em>Violins of Hope</em>, music historian James A. Grymes tells the amazing, horrifying, and inspiring story of the violins of the Holocaust, and of Amnon Weinstein, the renowned Israeli violinmaker who has devoted the past twenty years to restoring these instruments in tribute to those who were lost, including 400 members of his own family. Juxtaposing tales of individual violins with one man’s harrowing struggle to reconcile his own family’s history and the history of his people, it is a poignant, affecting, and ultimately uplifting look at the Holocaust and its enduring impact.</p>

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