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A Pair Of Miracles

Author : Karla Akins
ISBN : 9780825444845
Genre : Religion
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"A parent's gripping journey of awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of her two boys dealing with significant challenges brought on by autism." --Stephen Mark Shore, EdD When Karla Akins hoped that her autistic sons could learn to read and function independently, doctors warned her that those expectations would never be met. She set out to prove that, despite those warnings, all things are possible through God. Laced with humor and compassion, A Pair of Miracles is the heartwarming story of her journey rearing adopted twin sons, each diagnosed with autism and fetal alcohol disorder. This is more than a moving biography from a mom on the front lines, however. It is a powerful tool, full of practical help for parents, educators, and church members working with children who have intellectual disabilities, speech impairments, and other limitations on the autism spectrum. It is also a challenge to the church to welcome and celebrate all the members of their congregation, no matter their abilities. Thanks to Karla's determination, faith, and unconditional love--and contrary to the doctors' predictions--her adult twins are now able to function independently in many ways. They help their dad install pools, do carpentry work, and serve in the church as ushers, sound engineers, and children's ministry workers. For parents seeking hope, answers, and peace, Karla leads the way to all three down a path she's already been.
Category: Religion

Miracles A Very Short Introduction

Author : Yujin Nagasawa
ISBN : 9780191064333
Genre : Religion
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Jesus turned water into wine, Mohammad split the moon into two, and Buddha walked and spoke immediately upon birth. According to recent statistics, even in the present age of advanced science and technology, most people believe in miracles. In fact, newspapers and television regularly report alleged miracles, such as recoveries from incurable diseases, extremely unlikely coincidences, and religious signs and messages on unexpected objects. In this book the award-winning author and philosopher Yujin Nagasawa addresses some of our most fundamental questions concerning miracles. What exactly is a miracle? What types of miracles are believed in the world's great religions? What do recent scientific findings tell us about miracles? Can we rationally believe that miracles have really taken place? Can there be acts that are more religiously significant than miracles? Drawing on a vast variety of fascinating examples from across the major religions, Nagasawa discusses the lively debate on miracles that ranges from reported miracles in ancient scriptures in the East and West to cutting-edge scientific research on belief formation. Throughout, he drives us to ask ourselves if and how we can still believe in in miracles in the twenty-first century. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Category: Religion

Remarkable Miracles

Author : G. C. Bevington
ISBN : 9781458712288
Genre : Religion
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Remarkable MIRACLES ...Far more than this world dreams What happens when we devote our lives to prayer? Mow does prayer change our circumstances? Why does God want us to pray? You will be amazed by G.C. Bevington's diligence, and astounded by all (God shows to him when be spends five days in a hollow log, nine days under a tree, and seventy-two hours in a haystack in prayer. G.C. Bevington was a simple man. He had a remarkable relationship with God. Travel with him through the southern countryside as he brings faith in God to the people he encounters - solving problems, rejoicing in the miracles of God's provision, and finding the keys to healing.
Category: Religion

Alfa Romeo 1300 And Other Miracles

Author : Fabio Bartolomei
ISBN : 9781609458539
Genre : Fiction
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Diego is a forty-something car salesman with a talent for telling half-truths. Fausto sells watches over the phone. Claudio manages (barely) his family-owned neighborhood supermarket. The characteristic common to each of these three men is their abject mediocrity. Yet, mediocrity being the mother of outrageous invention, they embark on a project that would be too ambitious in scope for any single one of them, let alone all three together. They decide to flee the city and to open a rustic holiday farmhouse in the Italian countryside outside Naples. Their misconceived endeavor would have been challenging enough for these three unlikely entrepreneurs, but when a local mobster arrives and demands they pay him protection money things go from bad to worse. Now their ordinary (if wrongheaded) attempt to run a small business in an area that organized crime syndicates consider their own becomes a quixotic act of defiance. A “miraculous” Italian comedy that will have readers laughing out loud, Alfa Romeo 1300 and Other Miracles marks Fabio Bartolomei’s vivid debut.
Category: Fiction

Das F Nfte Wunder

Author : Paul Davies
ISBN : 9783105607572
Genre : Self-Help
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Paul Davies gibt einen genauen und abwägenden Überblick über die vorhandenen Modelle der Entstehung des Lebens und fügt eine weitere, gut belegte Hypothese hinzu, nämlich die der Lebensentstehung fern von der Erde. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)
Category: Self-Help

Die Stadt Der Tr Umenden Kinder

Author : Robert Jackson Bennett
ISBN : 9783732550159
Genre : Fiction
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Seit dreizehn Jahren wartet Sigrud je Harkvaldsson im Exil darauf, dass sein Name vom Verdacht des Verrats reingewaschen wird und er seine alte Gefährtin Shara Komayd wiedersehen kann. Doch nun ist es zu spät, denn Shara ist tot - ermordet von einem skrupellosen Attentäter. Sigrud hat nichts mehr, wofür es sich zu leben lohnt. Außer für die Rache an den Mördern. Die erweist sich jedoch als schwierig, denn Sigrud muss es nicht mit Menschen aufnehmen, sondern mit einem Abkömmling der Götter ...
Category: Fiction

A Witness Of Miracles

Author : Esperanza Rivera
ISBN : 9781479769568
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This Story is about a series of life events I witnessed; normal and ordinary or perhaps not. Mainly the story of an infant, a child; a beautiful young woman that she became and her life, though short, full of courage, resolve and full of joy for life and always pushing the envelope to LIVE to her fullest. Was her life full of Miracles or was it just an ordinary life? Labor Day, Monday September 4, 2006. "Go home mom, go home and rest; it is going to be a very long and hard day today. Bye, bye mom," she motioned with her tiny hand; and with a beautiful smile on her face, she said good bye, as I reluctantly, left her hospital room. I knew I had to hurry back. I just didn't know it would be that fast. Did she know and understood what was going on? Why didn't she want me there? Why did I listen to her; why did I leave her alone? Journey with me, my story, my pain, and her pain our happiness and my soul searching for answers.
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Miracles Of The Quran

Author : Yusuf Al-hajj Ahmad
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The Qur'an is a book of guidance for all of humanity, and Allah has promised that He will preserve it in its original pristine form until the Day of Judgment. The inimitable style of the Qur'an and the superior wisdom in it are definitive evidences that it is the Word of God. Besides, the Qur'an has many miraculous verses proving that it is undoubtedly a revelation from God and not the work of a human. Although the Qur'an is not just a book of science, it clearly states a number of scientific truths that were uncovered only with the help of modern technology in the 20th century. How can we explain the numerous scientific facts mentioned in its verses over 1400 years ago? Time after time, respected scientists and renowned experts from all over the world, upon studying the verses of the Qur'an have had no other choice but to acknowledge that there were no means of knowing these scientific facts 1400 years ago. The only way they could have reached us is through revelation: proving that the Qur'an is the word of God. Just as scientists and researchers are fascinated by the wealth of knowledge and depth of meaning carried in the verses of the Qur'an, modern readers too will find a great deal of benefit in the amazing information and insight offered by this book.

A Journey Of Miracles

Author : Pastor Virgil Wynia
ISBN : 9781479701377
Genre : Fiction
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"He's dead! " Virgil thought searching Chris' face. He just couldn't shake the thought that he must keep praying! He continued despite not seeing any sign that the guy was responding, while good friend and recent medical student, Chris continued to pray fervently also, while watching for signs of life. The two men knew life was God's gift and death came from the enemy. They continued their quest for several minutes while the woman who was with the dead man carried on, screaming hysterically! There were no signs of life. He was clearly not responding. They were on a remote bank of Craine Prairie Reservoir in Central Oregon's high country. There were no cell phones and there was no way to call for help! The two men were in a dingy, searching for the "perfect spot" to fish when they heard the woman's cries for help and responded. They continued their quest for the man's life when suddenly he stirred, Virgil was sure the dead man moved!
Category: Fiction

A Brazilian Mystic Being The Life And Miracles Of Antonio Conselheiro

Author : R. B. Cunningham Graham
ISBN : 9781596053175
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This kind of book is bound to find its way, and shortly, to an old bookstall, there to be sold with other bargains for a penny... for it treats of unfamiliar people and of a life unknown and unsuspected by the general. -from the Preface Wild with flamboyant prose and content to document an extraordinary life with as much vigor as it was lived, Cunninghame Graham's 1919 biography of Antonio Vicente Mendes Maciel-also called Anthony the Counselor-is as unconventional as its subject. A tax protester, itinerant preacher, and general nuisance to both the Brazilian government and the religious establishment, Antonio entrenched himself, 1893 and with, eventually, more than 30,000 followers, in the town of Canudos, which he founded. What led him to that point, and what transpired afterward (hint: the Brazilian authorities did not take kindly to the settlement of what they considered a rebel enclave), Cunninghame Graham explores in his inimitable style: When a man is convinced, as was Antonio Conselheiro-for without doubt he was quite honest in his faith in himself-that he is God's viceregent upon earth, nothing more natural than he should make himself obeyed. [could be cut if too long; just change colon above to period] Today, with our culture rife with divisive political and religious issues, Antonio's tale-and Cunninghame Graham's weather-eye take on it-\still speaks to us. Scottish writer and politician ROBERT BONTINE CUNNINGHAME GRAHAM (1852-1936) served as a member of Parliament and president of both the Scottish Labour Party and the Scottish National Party. His writing career encompassed essays, short fiction, and books of his extensive travels in South America.
Category: Biography & Autobiography