"It took months of God waking me up in the middle of the night before I realized I was the one He was calling to leave my comfortable American life and move to Haiti." Miracle on Voodoo Mountain is the inspirational memoir of an accomplished and driven 24-year old who quit her job, sold everything, and moved to Haiti, by herself—all without a clear plan of action. Megan Boudreaux had visited Haiti on a few humanitarian trips but each trip multiplied the sense that someone needed to address the devastation—especially with the children, many of whom were kept as household slaves on the poverty-stricken and earthquake-devastated Caribbean island. God guided her every step as she moved blindly to a foreign land without knowing the language, the people, or the future. From becoming the adoptive mother of former child slaves, to receiving the divine gift of the Haitian Creole language, to starting, building, and running a school for more than 500 children, "the amazingness of what God did after I made the choice to be obedient is incredible," said Megan. Three years later, six acres on Bellevue Mountain in Gressier is the home of the nonprofit Respire Haiti at the former site of voodoo worship, and in the area that many still come to make animal sacrifices, Megan and her staff of nearly 200 are transforming this community as they educate, feed, and address the needs.
In Ziemlich beste Freunde hat er die Zuschauer verzaubert – jetzt erzählt Abdel Sellou, das reale Vorbild für den Pfleger Driss, zum ersten Mal seine eigene Geschichte. „Letztes Jahr sind Philippe und ich die Helden eines fabelhaften Films geworden: Ziemlich beste Freunde. Plötzlich will jeder mit uns befreundet sein! Alles, was die beiden im Film machen – Verfolgungsjagden im Luxusschlitten, Gleitschirmfliegen, Nachtspaziergänge durch Paris –, haben wir wirklich erlebt. Aber da ist noch viel mehr ...“ Mit einem Nachwort von Philippe Pozzo di Borgo.
Jeannette Walls ist ein glückliches Kind: Sie hat einen Vater, der mit ihr auf Dämonenjagd geht, ihr die Physik erklärt und die Sterne vom Himmel holt. Da nimmt sie gerne in Kauf, immer mal wieder mit leerem Bauch ins Bett zu gehen, ihre egomanische Künstlermutter zu ertragen oder in Nacht-und-Nebel-Aktionen den Wohnort zu wechseln. Mit den Jahren allerdings werden die sozialen Verhältnisse schlimmer, die Sprüche des Vaters schaler und das Lügengebäude der Eltern so zerbrechlich wie das Schloss aus Glas, das der Vater jahrelang zu bauen versprochen hatte.
English summary: The year 2012 marked the 750th anniversary of the founding of the Augustinian Monastery in Tubingen, which has housed the Herzogliches Stift - known today as the Evangelisches Stift, or Protestant School of Theology - since 1547. A specialist conference examined the history of this important academic institution and produced new research contributions, which are now collected in this volume. Essays on the history of the school stand alongside those on holders of the scholarship. The significance for the histories of philosophy, theology and literature are likewise illuminated. The transfer of the institution to the church after 1918, the time of National Socialism, and the introduction of the Stift's still valid system of regulation provide insight into the huge changes it has faced during the twentieth century. German description: 2012 jahrte sich zum 750. Mal die Grundung des Augustinerklosters in Tubingen, in dem ab 1547 das Herzogliche Stipendium, heute bekannt als Evangelisches Stift, untergebracht ist. Eine Fachtagung hat die Geschichte dieser wichtigen Bildungsinstitution untersucht und neue Forschungsbeitrage hervorgebracht. Beitrage zur Geschichte der Institution stehen neben solchen zu den Stipendiaten. Beleuchtet werden auch die Bedeutung fur die Philosophiegeschichte, die Theologie und die Literaturgeschichte. Die Ubertragung des Stipendiums an die Kirche nach 1918, die Zeit des Nationalsozialismus und die Einfuhrung der heute noch geltenden Stiftsordnung geben Einblick in die massiven Veranderungen der Institution im 20. Jahrhundert. Mit Beitragen von: Juliane Baur, Martin Bauspiess, Christian Danz, Volker Henning Drecoll, Hermann Ehmer, Jens Halfwassen, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy, Siegfried Hermle, Sabine Holtz, Gotz Homoki, Jurgen Kampmann, Ulrich Kopf, Volker Leppin, Irmgard Mannlein-Robert, Barbara Potthast, Wolfgang Schollkopf, Lothar Vogel, Michael Klaus Wernicke, Hans-Dieter Wille, Johannes Michael Wischnath
Author : Lisa Harper
ISBN : 9780718011208
Genre : Religion
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Are you truly willing to risk everything? In Believing Jesus, Bible teacher and author Lisa Harper retraces the steps of the apostles in the book of Acts, while throwing in a few of her own crazy adventures along the way. The disciples didn’t have much of a road map after Jesus ascended to heaven, but God’s grace and spirit filled in the gaps as they moved forward. It required their willingness to risk everything to establish a new community that would change the future world. As a regular speaker on the Women of Faith® tour, Lisa has earned a reputation as a true theological scholar and hilarious storyteller—not necessarily in that order! Best-selling author and pastor Max Lucado calls Lisa one of the “best Bible tour guides around.” Believing Jesus will highlight both of Lisa’s strengths as she tackles every chapter of the Book of Acts with biblical wisdom and modern wit. Lisa keeps it real, telling stories on herself and pointing readers back to Jesus, the only one who can truly lead.
Sadie Robertson—star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty and Dancing with the Stars and darling of the third-generation of the Robertson family—shares a devotional book for young women and teen girls to help navigate their complicated, fun, stressful lives and apply powerful biblical principles to everyday life. Eighteen-year-old Sadie Robertson understands what it’s like to be a teenager and young woman in today’s demanding world. She has managed to “live original” and still uphold her family values and faith convictions. In her new devotional, Sadie shares the principles and values that guide her life, shows how she stays confident and encouraged, and offers helpful advice about living with purpose. This year-long devotional is perfect for today’s teenage girls and young women. Each week has five devotional offerings to choose from, as well as two days “off” to give you some flexibility. Whether you need a personal message from Sadie, a quick Scripture to remember, or space to journal, this devotional allows you to customize and select what you need each day. Sadie covers a wide range of topics including self-confidence, social media, bullying, dating, peer pressure, and more. It’s not always easy to live in today’s culture and hold onto your values and beliefs, but this devotional encourages you to stay positive and live a fulfilling life.
Author : Beth Bruno
ISBN : 9781478974680
Genre : Religion
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In A VOICE BECOMING, Beth Bruno helps mothers cast a Godly vision for their daughters and chart a course that will prepare their daughters for womanhood. What if you as a mother concentrated on your daughter for one year? Who might she become? A VOICE BECOMING is for moms who want to usher their daughters into womanhood but know they need more than tips, techniques, and programs. This is for moms who to desire to chart a course for their daughters that helps them know the story of God they are entering and the global sisterhood of women they are joining. A VOICE BECOMING is written by a fellow sojourner, still in the middle of the journey, processing her own story as she casts a vision for her daughter to discover hers. Sometimes road maps are too restrictive and a friend is needed who has made the journey already. Beth Bruno seeks to activate moms by infusing them with hope and vision. Readers will join Beth in a yearlong journey of teaching their daughters that women lead, women love, women fight, women sacrifice, and women create. Moms learn how to use film and books, tangible experiences, volunteering, interviewing other women, traveling, and more in a creative and life-altering way to help solidify these important concepts in the mind and life of their young teen.