Categories

 > Religion & Spirituality > Other Religions, Practices & Sacred Texts

12,261 results were found

Sort by:

A Change of Affection: A Gay Man's Incredible Story of Redemption
by Becket Cook

Language

English

Pages

218

Publication Date

July 30, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><strong>The powerful, dramatic story of how a successful Hollywood set designer whose identity was deeply rooted in his homosexuality came to be suddenly and utterly transformed by the power of the gospel.</strong></p><p>When Becket Cook moved from Dallas to Los Angeles after college, he discovered a socially progressive, liberal town that embraced not only his creative side but also his homosexuality. He devoted his time to growing his career as a successful set designer and to finding "the one" man who would fill his heart. As a gay man in the entertainment industry, Cook centered his life around celebrity-filled Hollywood parties and traveled to society hot-spots around the world--until a chance encounter with a pastor at an LA coffee shop one morning changed everything.        </p><p>In <em>A Change of Affection</em>, Becket Cook shares his testimony as someone who was transformed by the power of the gospel. Cook's dramatic conversion to Christianity and subsequent seminary training inform his views on homosexuality--personally, biblically, theologically, and culturally--and in his new book he educates Christians on how to better understand this complex and controversial issue while revealing how to lovingly engage with those who disagree. <em>A Change of Affection</em> is a timely and indispensable resource for anyone who desires to understand more fully one of the most common and difficult stumbling blocks to faithfully following Christ today.</p>
Montana Mail Order Bride Box Set (Westward Series)- Books 1 - 3: ...
by Linda Bridey

Language

English

Pages

510

Publication Date

August 05, 2014

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<h2> The first three novels in the series that critics describe as “a wonderful spellbinding blend of hope, passion, romance, and humor.” </h2> <br /><b> Westward Winds </b><br />Tessa O’Connor lives in a world of privilege and excess. Her doting parents want her to make a good match with a worthy gentleman and live a respectable life. She is beautiful and intelligent and she comes with a hefty dowry. There is no reason that she shouldn’t be able to find an eligible man and settle down. <br />Tessa gets married to Dean and they struggle to find common ground and make their marriage work. Will they each take the risk and open their hearts to one another? Can their marriage survive and will they find love and contentment in each other? Their future happiness hangs in the balance under the Montana skies. <br /><b> Westward Dance</b><br />Madelyn O’Connor is beautiful, popular, and comfortable with her opulent life. That is until she is brutally attacked by the son of one of the wealthiest families in Pittsburgh. Her parents are ready to fight the case out in the courts, but Madelyn doesn’t want any publicity about it. She wants to forget that it ever happened, but can’t. <br />Her family grows increasingly worried about the depressive state she falls into and they try to come up with ways to help her, but nothing seems to work. Tessa feels that it would be best for Madelyn to get far away from the city and wants her to come to Montana, but Madelyn is resistant to the idea. <br />Seth Samuels, Tessa’s brother-in-law, becomes injured when he and his men are attacked by wild dogs on a cattle drive. He’s morose and anxious over the prospect of not being able to participate in drives any longer. Tessa sees two people she loves hurting and thinks that maybe they can help each other when no one else can. She appeals to Seth to help convince Madelyn to come west. Seth refuses at first, but then figures that since he can’t do much else he might as well try to help. <br />Madelyn and Seth begin a volley of letters in which Seth entices Madelyn to come meet him. <br />As their relationship deepens there are seemingly insurmountable obstacles that threaten to tear them apart. Can each of them compromise in order to have a future together or will their pride keep them from realizing their dreams? <br /><b> Westward Bound </b><br />Claire O’Connor is the youngest of the three O’Connor sisters. Unlike her older siblings, Claire doesn’t have great skills in social niceties. Even though she tries to fit in, Claire will never be popular in the elite world in which she was born. Claire would much rather be in school or learning business strategy from her father than do anything else. When she travels to Montana for her sister Maddie’s wedding to Seth Samuels, she meets the youngest Samuels brother, Marcus. <br />She’s attracted to his dark good looks and flashing gray eyes but knows he thinks of her as annoying kid who happens to be extremely intelligent. During the time she spends in Montana, she and Marcus develop an antagonistic relationship, which Claire purposely fosters to hide her crush on him. She dreams of snaring Marcus’ heart one day, and begins her secret mission as soon as she arrives back in Pittsburgh. <br />Three years later, their long distant debates continue. Claire has graduated from college and now turns her focus on making a life of her own. Marcus is part of that plan, but he doesn’t know that. When Maddie and Seth return to Montana after attending her graduation, Claire goes with them to put her plan into action. <br />Marcus’ life is turned upside down by an unforeseen event that threatens to tear his family apart forever. Despite their antagonism, Marcus turns to Claire for help, unwittingly falling into her trap. Together they will face an uncertain future. Can they find the fortitude to withstand the tests that come their way or will they both end up with broken hearts?<br />
The Jewish Gospel of John: Discovering Jesus, King of All Israel
by Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

Language

English

Pages

298

Publication Date

August 04, 2015

Product Description
Customer Reviews
The Jewish Gospel of John is not, by any standard, another book on Jesus of Nazareth written from a Jewish perspective. It is an invitation to the reader to put aside their traditional understanding of the Gospel of John and to replace it with another one more faithful to the original text perspective. The Jesus that will emerge will provoke to rethink most of what you knew about this gospel. The book is a well-rounded verse-by-verse illustrated rethinking of the fourth gospel. Here is the catch: instead of reading it, as if it was written for 21 century Gentile Christians, the book interprets it as if it was written for the first-century peoples of ancient Israel. The book proves what Krister Stendahl stated long time ago: “Our vision is often more abstracted by what we think we know than by our lack of knowledge.” Other than challenging the long-held interpretations of well-known stories, the author with the skill of an experienced tour guide, takes us to a seat within those who most probably heard this gospel read in the late first century. Such exploration of variety of important contexts allows us to recover for our generation the true riches of this marvelous Judean gospel. <br /><br />“A genuine apologetic is one that is true to the texts and the history, akin to the speeches of a defense attorney with integrity. Using the best of contemporary scholarship in first-century Judaic history and contributing much of his own, Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg has demonstrated that the Gospel of John is not an anti-Jewish, but a thoroughly Jewish book.” <br /><br />Daniel Boyarin, Hermann P. and Sophia Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, University of California, Berkeley <br /><br />“Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg places the text of John’s Gospel in its authentic context by examining the Dead Sea Scrolls, Philo, rabbinic literature, and suggesting innovative explanations for the nomenclature, ‘the Jews.’ His fresh analysis is sure to stir meaningful debate. His creative approach will make an enduring contribution to the discipline of New Testament studies.” <br /><br />Brad Young, Professor of Biblical Literature in Judeao-Christian Studies, Oral Roberts University <br /><br />“For some time, research on the Gospels has suffered from stagnation, and there is a feeling that there is not much new that one can say. In light of this, Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg’s new commentary on the Gospel of John, with its original outlook on the identity of the original audience and the issues at stake, is extremely refreshing.” <br /><br />Ishay Rosen-Zvi, Head of the Talmud and Late Antiquity Department, Tel-Aviv University.
Montana Mail Order Bride Box Set (Westward Series) - Books 4 - 6:...
by Linda Bridey

Language

English

Pages

626

Publication Date

August 31, 2014

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>Books 4 -6 in the series that critics describe as a superb collection of heart-warming, humorous, romantic stories full of adventure which show strong women in difficult situations.</b><br /><br /><b>Westward Destiny: Book 4</b><br />When Jamie meets Luke, Luke is bowled over by the beauty with the emerald green eyes and auburn hair, but is instantly tongue-tied. Jamie is not sure how they’re going to develop a relationship when he can barely talk to her, but she sets out to seduce the handsome man with the soulful brown eyes.A game of cat and mouse ensues and Jamie finds out that marrying Luke is easy, but capturing his heart is going to be harder than she anticipates.<br /><br /><b>Westward Fortune: Book 5</b><br />Lacey Reagan is an abused woman who escapes her violent father by answering a mail-order-bride advertisement. Joe Dwyer is the gallant playboy who rescues her.Their marriage is simply an arrangement—or is it? A romance begins, but tragedy strikes and they have to decide if it will stay just business or if they can find true happiness together.<br /><br /><b>Westward Justice: Book 6</b><br />Mitch Taylor, the new sheriff in Dawson is looking for a wife. Sammi Jameson is looking for a husband like Mitch. Their relationship begins with a bang, but amid danger and desire, their marriage may fizzle if they can’t overcome broken promises and heartache. Will they last together or fall victim to lost love?<br />
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by MALCOLM X

Language

English

Pages

527

Publication Date

August 25, 2015

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b><b>Now available as an eBook for the very first time! • </b>ONE OF <i>TIME</i>’S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY</b><br /> <b> </b><br />In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. <i>The Autobiography of Malcolm X </i>stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America.<br /> <br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Autobiography of Malcolm X</i></b><br /> <i> </i><br />“Malcolm X’s autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will.”<b>—Barack Obama, <i>Dreams from My Father</i></b><br /><br />“Extraordinary . . . a brilliant, painful, important book.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <i> </i><br /> “A great book . . . Its dead level honesty, its passion, its exalted purpose, will make it stand as a monument to the most painful truth.”<b>—<i>The Nation</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br />“The most important book I’ll ever read, it changed the way I thought, it changed the way I acted. It has given me courage I didn’t know I had inside me. I’m one of hundreds of thousands whose lives were changed for the better.”<b>—Spike Lee</b><br /> <br />“This book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle.”<b>—I. F. Stone</b>
Mail Order Bride's Baby And Her Mismatched Rancher (A Western His...
by Florence Linnington

Language

English

Pages

383

Publication Date

August 21, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
A mail order bride with a baby mismatched to a rancher with no interest in children…<br /><br />Abbie Hustley thinks her future is secure when she becomes a mail order bride for a rancher in the west. There will be no more singing in saloons, no more late nights.<br /><br />Sam Sayler has everything he wants, a ranch of his own, loyal ranch hands, and a life under the wide Colorado skies. All he needs now, is a wife.<br /><br />When Abbie arrives in Sunny Springs, they realize a terrible misunderstanding has taken place: the mail order bride agency has mismatched Abbie to Sam. <br /><br />Abbie has a baby. <br />And a baby is the last thing Sam wants. <br /><br />Sam’s dark past is stopping him from accepting Abbie’s baby as his own. But Abbie can see that deep down, Sam likes children.<br /><br />Sam finds it hard to face his own fears. While a snowstorm forces Abbie to stay at his ranch, he intends to send both mother and child packing as soon as the weather clears.<br /><br />Finally Abbie is forced to give him an ultimatum: love her and her child or lose them both.<br /><br />Will Abbie and her baby be forced to leave her new home in search of another fresh start?<br />Or will Sam overcome his past, and allow Abbie to redeem him?
Love Cemetery: Unburying the Secret History of Slaves
by China Galland

Language

English

Pages

286

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p>By the eve of the Civil War, there were four million slaves in North America, and Harrison County was the largest slave-owning county in Texas. So when China Galland returned to research her family history there, it should not have surprised her to learn of unmarked cemeteries for slaves. "My daddy never let anybody plow this end of the field," a local matron told a startled Galland during a visit to her antebellum mansion. "The slaves are buried there." Galland's subsequent effort to help restore just one of these cemeteries—Love Cemetery—unearths a quintessential American story of prejudice, land theft, and environmental destruction, uncovering racial wounds that are slow to heal.</p><p>Galland gathers an interracial group of local religious leaders and laypeople to work on restoring Love Cemetery, securing community access to it, and rededicating it to the memories of those buried there. In her attempt to help reconsecrate Love Cemetery, Galland unearths the ghosts of slavery that still haunt us today. Research into county historical records and interviews with local residents uncover two versions of history—one black, one white. Galland unpacks these tangled narratives to reveal a history of shame—of slavery and lynching, Jim Crow laws and land takings (the theft of land from African-Americans), and ongoing exploitation of the land surrounding the cemetery by oil and gas drilling. With dread she even discovers how her own ancestors benefited from the racial imbalance.</p><p>She also encounters some remarkable, inspiring characters in local history. Surprisingly, the original deed for the cemetery's land was granted not by a white plantation owner, but by Della Love Walker, the niece of the famous African-American cowboy Deadwood Dick. Through another member of the Love Cemetery committee, Galland discovers a connection to Marshall's native son, James L. Farmer, a founder of Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and organizer of the 1961 Freedom Riders. In researching local history, Galland also learns of the Colored Farmers' Alliance, a statewide group formed in the 19th century that took up issues ranging from low wages paid to cotton pickers to emigration to Liberia.</p><p>By telling this one story of ultimate interracial and intergenerational cooperation, Galland provides a model of the kind of communal remembering and reconciliation that can begin to heal the deep racial scars of an entire nation.</p>
Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Alway...
by Jackie Hill Perry

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

September 03, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
“I used to be a lesbian.”<br />  <br /> In <i>Gay Girl, Good God</i>, author Jackie Hill Perry shares her own story, offering practical tools that helped her in the process of finding wholeness. Jackie grew up fatherless and experienced gender confusion. She embraced masculinity and homosexuality with every fiber of her being. She knew that Christians had a lot to say about all of the above. But was she supposed to change herself? How was she supposed to stop loving women, when homosexuality felt more natural to her than heterosexuality ever could?<br />  <br /> At age nineteen, Jackie came face-to-face with what it meant to be made new. And not in a church, or through contact with Christians. God broke in and turned her heart toward Him right in her own bedroom in light of His gospel.<br />  <br /> Read in order to understand. Read in order to hope. Or read in order, like Jackie, to be made new.
King James Bible: Holy Bible (annotated)
by Bible

Language

English

Pages

2875

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<ul><li>King James Bible for Kindle by Heavenly Publishers</li><li>1189 Super Chapter Links in TOC for Fast Searches with All Word Search</li><li>KJV with Easy to Read Words and Verses</li><li>“The Original Touch & Click Chapter Links”(Others using this phrase are fakes & pirates)</li><li> This True Believers Study Bible Edition Features A List of Ancient Biblical Cities Names with Modern Names</li></ul><b>We Believe You Will Love Our Best Kindle Edition Bible</b><br />A percentage of the profit from the sales of this book goes to help those less fortunate<br /><br /><b>At the End of This Bible</b><br />You will get a cross reference list of the ancient biblical cities mentioned with their new modern day names. A great list to have to know their true locations today.<br /><br /><b>Bonus</b><br />There is also a link on the first page of this bible that links to our website explaining the Real Names of God and Jesus and their approximate original name pronunciations. Just click it!<br /><br /> The King James Version is considered one of the most popular Bible translations in the history of the bible.<br /><br /><b>Here is a Historic Timeline of Bibles Published</b><br /><br />In 1400 B.C The Ten Commandments were given to Moses.<br /><br />In 500 B.C. the Old Testament Hebrew manuscripts were completed.<br /><br />In 200 B.C. the Old Testament and the Apocrypha Greek manuscripts were written.<br /><br />In 100 A.D. the New Testament was finished. completed.<br /><br />In 382 A.D. the Latin Vulgate manuscripts were complied.<br /><br />In 1384 A.D. came the next and largest compilation of books.<br />A total of 80 in all, and this was called the first complete Bible hand written by John Wycliffe. This large volume consisted of the regularly read 66 books of the old and new testaments, plus 14 books of the apocrypha.<br /><br />In 1456 A.D. came the first printed bible called the Gutenberg Bible, via modern book publishing.<br /><br />In 1560 A.D. came the Geneva Bible written in English.<br /><br />In 1611 A.D. the first King James Bible was completed which King James of England had commissioned.<br /><br />In 1769 A.D. the King James English Version Bible was edited, updated, and is the one that most people read today. It was greatly improved upon when compared to the 1611 version. This is the preferred King James Bible of many.<br /><br />In the year 1885 A.D. The Apocrypha was removed, which now left only 66 books, of which most readers call the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible.<br /><br />In 1947 A.D. The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and made for serious validation of the Bible’s accuracy.<br /><br />In 1982 A.D The New King James Version was published into the modern English language but some of the scriptures were changed.<br /><br />It is important to know about the bible translations and which one you are reading.<br />This bible is based on the 1769 Edition and we feel it is the most superior King James Version.<br /><br />Blessings to all who follow the commands of our Heavenly Father and The Son.
Bible: King James Version (annotated)
by The Bible

Language

English

Pages

2887

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<ul><li>King James Bible – Holy Bible for Kindle by Heavenly Publishers</li><li>1189 Quick Clickable Chapter Links Fast Searches</li><li>KJV with Easy to Read Words, Verses with All Word Search</li><li>“The Original Touch & Click Chapter Links” (others using this phrase are fakes + pirates)</li><li>This True Believers Study Bible Features Verses of those who saw Messiah post Resurrection</li></ul><b>We Believe You’ll Love Our Best Kindle Bible</b><br />A percentage of the profit from sales of this book goes to help those less fortunate<br /><br />The King James Version is considered to be one of the most popular Bible translations in the history of the bible. And in the back of this special edition bible you will get an organized scripture list of the many people who were eyewitnesses of the Risen Messiah.<br /><br />There is also a link on the first page of this bible that will link to our website page explaining the Real Names of God and Jesus and their approximate original name pronunciations.<br /><br /><b>Here is a Basic Timeline of Bibles Published</b><br /><br />In 1400 B.C The Ten Commandments were given to Moses.<br />In 500 B.C. the Old Testament Hebrew manuscripts were completed.<br />In 200 B.C. the Old Testament and the Apocrypha Greek manuscripts were written.<br />In 100 A.D. the New Testament was finished. completed.<br />In 382 A.D. the Latin Vulgate manuscripts were complied.<br /><br />In 1384 A.D. came the next and largest compilation of books.<br />A total of 80 in all, and this was called the first complete Bible hand written by John Wycliffe. This large volume consisted of the regularly read 66 books of the old and new testaments, plus 14 books of the apocrypha.<br /><br />In 1456 A.D. came the first printed bible called the Gutenberg Bible, via modern book publishing.<br /><br />In 1560 A.D. came the Geneva Bible written in English.<br /><br />In 1611 A.D. the first King James Bible was completed which King James of England had commissioned.<br /><br />In 1769 A.D. the King James English Version Bible was edited, updated, and is the one that most people read today. It was greatly improved upon when compared to the 1611 version. This is the preferred King James Bible of many.<br /><br />In the year 1885 A.D. The Apocrypha was removed, which now left only 66 books, of which most readers call the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible.<br /><br />In 1947 A.D. The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and made for serious validation of the Bible’s accuracy.<br /><br />In 1982 A.D The New King James Version was published into the modern English language but some of the scriptures were changed.<br /><br />It is important to know about the bible translations and which one you are reading.<br />This bible is based on the 1769 Edition and we feel it is the most superior King James Version.<br /><br />Blessings to all who follow the commands of our Heavenly Father and The Son.

Blog - Latest Entries

Roxane Gay – Difficult Women Review
For avid readers, the advent of the Kindle was a godsend. It allowed them to expand their personal libraries as much as they wanted without worrying about taking up too much space. Along with increasing the potential for library depth, the kindle has also allowed for a more diverse reading taste. You can now take risks on books that you previously wouldn’t have due to the Kindle eliminating ...

David Foster Wallace – Brief Interviews with Hideous Men & Girl with Curious Hair Reviews
The technology of the Kindle allows you to carry a library with you wherever you go. And, like a library, your Kindle collection should be vast and diverse. Aside from the New York Times Bestseller list, it can be hard to know which books are worth your time to download. Luckily, the literary cannon spans for generations. Of the most recent generation of literary greats, David Foster Wallac...

Junot Diaz – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Review
Kindle technology allows you to build an impressive collection of stories without filling shelves upon shelves with books. This convenience makes it possible to experiment with your reading choices without making the commitment to order a book, wait for its arrival, and sticking it on your shelf. I’ve found that the Kindle has made me a much more adventurous reader. With this new-found ad...

Ernest Hemingway – The Old Man and the Sea Review
As you start to increase your kindle collection, it is wise to download a variety of things to read. And sure, the latest serial novel is a great addition to the collection, but sometimes you need a literary classic. Luckily, there is a plethora of classics to choose from. When it comes to literary classics, there are few authors with a better reputation than Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, so...

Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
For fans of the suspense and horror genres, Stephen King is a household name. Chances are, if you read the genres at all, your kindles are filled with a novel or two of his. But King’s prolific career has not stayed within the genre. In fact, one of King’s greatest efforts came in the form of a nonfiction memoir. King’s On Writing blends personal memoir and advice on writing craft tha...

More >>

Enter the Kind Reader Monthly Drawing

$25 Amazon.com Gift Card giveaway

There's a daily limit of 3 free e-books that can be downloaded at KindReader.com