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Voodoo And Christianity

Author : Joseph P. Policape
ISBN : 9781462810024
Genre : Fiction
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Tell our stories, my child. It was his mothers last wish. Now, three years after her death, he gathers the stories that changed his life forever. Author Joseph P. Policape introduces us to the man responsible for recording these stories of faiths victory in his new book entitled Voodoo and Christianity: Confrontations between Good and Evil. Marios flooded memories bring him back to the time of distant wounds. He had witnessed the town of Bainet suffering during its most treacherous times. Once, the whole town was slaved by the demonic voodoo spirit until a small band of Protestants started a war against them. His own family had been torn apart by this spiritual war; Marios mother had been a strong believer of Jesus while the father had rejected Christianity, for his voodoo gods. Read and discover the struggle that leads to the victory for the Pentecost faith in Voodoo and Christianity. After reading this book, readers will see how Jesus Christ alone stopped the dominant curse of Satan and his bloody, hopeless helpers in Bainet. Poetry was the river that Mr. Policape dived into to wash off the anger of his soul. It helped him to mock his own madness and was his support when he finally forgave himself and the world around him. His very first published book had the peculiar title, The Birds Love for Poetry and Essays, and came out in 2004. Two years later, in 2006, an intense, creative time, he published two books, A Spiritual Journey and Interpretations of Romance , and now working on two more creations, which hopefully will be out in the fall of 2009. Mr. Joseph P. Policape has received a gold medal from Famous Poet in 2007. He is a distinguished member of the National Poetry.com and Cambridge Whos Who. Mr. Policape received his undergraduate degree in economics at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, and he completed his graduate degree in management information systems at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. However, during those times, he was reading, writing, singing, and loving poetry. His daytime advocates were rightfully telling him that one poetry was stealing too much of his time from economics and management, but he literally and poetically ignored them!
Category: Fiction

Understanding Haitian Voodoo

Author : Emmanuel Felix, Jr.
ISBN : 9781607914877
Genre : Religion
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Part textbook, part life-story, part theological expos, Understanding Haitian Voodoo comes from a much-respected Haitian gentleman who writes as a lawyer, judge, and evangelist who cares deeply about his people and their bondage in Voodoo. "Voodoo is not simply a myth, toward which we can remain indifferent. It is not just popular culture that we should teach and practice in schools through dances and songs. The gods of Voodoo are not simply idols or harmless gods. They are real beings, intelligent beings, they lust after worship and are full of cruelty." With testimonies from Voodoo priests, followers, witch doctors and more, Understanding Haitian Voodoo is a deep observation of Haitian Voodoo through the eyes of Christian faith, molded in Haitian theology that is biblical, contemporary, relevant and transformational. From his identity as a Christian believer and as a Haitian, proud of his culture, traditions, language and customs, author Emmanuel Flix brings a remarkable contribution to a better understanding of the relationship of Voodoo to Haitian culture, to Christianity, to zombies, community life, religions and beliefs, identity and more. The final conclusion of this majestic work confirms all that man seeks is found in the Almighty God Jehovah, through Jesus Christ, and in Him alone, no matter a man's race, culture and beliefs. Whether you're planning to visit Haiti, seeking to pray more intelligently for the work of the Gospel or are simply looking to learn more about the Haitian people, this book is a must-read. Read this book prayerfully, with a Bible at your side and an eye on the realities of life in Haiti. Published by Radio 4VEH, The Evangelistic Voice of Haiti, serving God and the Haitian people through effective Christian broadcasting since 1950. Proceeds from the sale of Understanding Haitian Voodoo support the ministry of Radio 4VEH.
Category: Religion

Miracle On Voodoo Mountain

Author : Megan Boudreaux
ISBN : 9780529110954
Genre : Religion
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"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.
Category: Religion

Christian Voodoo

Author : Eric Gibbons
ISBN : 0764325663
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Are angels at work; or devils at play? Take a walk with Christian Voodoo for a tour of an unusual history of faith and its obscure hold on people's lives. Find Christian practices, past and present, for: - Determining what is lucky or unlucky; - How to improve your fortune; - Recognizing omens and clues to future events; - Using your faith to cure nightmares, illnesses and fever; - Ensuring a happy marriage; - Dispelling demons, and removing weeds; - Identifying the dates for the end of it all Do you voodoo?
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Encyclopedia Of Christianity In The Global South

Author : Mark A. Lamport
ISBN : 9781442271579
Genre : Religion
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The rapid growth of Christianity in the global south is not just a demographic shift—it is transforming the faith itself. The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South traces both the history and the contemporary themes of Christianity in more than 150 countries and regions. It includes maps, images, and a detailed timeline of key events.
Category: Religion

From The Fear Of Voodoo To The Fear Of God

Author : Frantz Michel
ISBN : 9781607914938
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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VOODOO... Many are those who believe that it is a Christian religion, since over 75% of its followers are also Catholics. But those with knowledge of that religion know that it's the opposite. Frantz knows about it all, after practicing voodoo for over 20 years, he has learned the hard way about the ungodliness and deception therein. He was taught, like many others, that voodoo was a mean to get to God. What a hoax! The majority of the voodoo priests are aware that they are working for Lucifer, but are blinded by the false promises of the devil. Here is the testimony of one: I am working for my hell, because I love my Lord Satan. In this chef-d'oeuvre, Frantz submits some of his personal, fascinating experiences, and those of his family members and friends. The author writes on topics of this subject like no one before, Zombies, for example. He explains what zombie really is, not as the Hollywood movies depict it. He unmasks the spirit of voodoo and reveals who they really are and explains possession by spirits. This book is unique! Consequently, From The Fear of Voodoo To The Fear of God, is the new, hot, must-read book of the year! Born and raise in a voodoo family in Haiti, Frantz Michel, after over 20 years in VOODOO, realized that he was duped; he was in the wrong practice. Five years after moving to the US, he gave his live to Jesus Christ in 2005 and dedicated his life to Him. He is currently a ministry leader, Mission Coordinator, and the spoke person of a council board at his local church in North Miami (Gateway Family Foursquare Church), and the editor in chief of a Newsletter for that same church (Gateway's Newsletter). He is also a proud member of the US MILITARY (reservist).
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Faces Of The Gods

Author : Leslie G. Desmangles
ISBN : 9780807861011
Genre : Social Science
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Vodou, the folk religion of Haiti, is a by-product of the contact between Roman Catholicism and African and Amerindian traditional religions. In this book, Leslie Desmangles analyzes the mythology and rituals of Vodou, focusing particularly on the inclusion of West African and European elements in Vodouisants' beliefs and practices. Desmangles sees Vodou not simply as a grafting of European religious traditions onto African stock, but as a true creole phenomenon, born out of the oppressive conditions of slavery and the necessary adaptation of slaves to a New World environment. Desmangles uses Haitian history to explain this phenomenon, paying particular attention to the role of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century maroon communities in preserving African traditions and the attempts by the Catholic, educated elite to suppress African-based "superstitions." The result is a society in which one religion, Catholicism, is visible and official; the other, Vodou, is unofficial and largely secretive.
Category: Social Science

The Truth Behind Ghosts Mediums And Psychic Phenomena

Author : Ron Rhodes
ISBN : 9780736936651
Genre : Religion
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Psychics, mediums, and ghosts have become a sensation in our culture today. As a result, there are many confusing and deceptive beliefs presented. Ron Rhodes, respected and popular biblical scholar, tackles the truth about ghosts and those who say they communicate with them and answers the questions: Do ghosts in any shape or form exist? Why is there a rise in psychic phenomena today? What do psychics believe about God, Jesus, and salvation? What is Satan’s role with the paranormal? How can parents protect their family from the psychic trend? This reader-friendly presentation of intriguing facts and biblical insights will help Christians know how to respond to this fascination with the ultimate truth.
Category: Religion

Mysteries And Secrets Of Voodoo Santeria And Obeah

Author : Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe
ISBN : 9781459720602
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The secrets of Santeria, Voodoo and Obeah are among the oldest enigmas in the world. Their roots go back to pre-historic Africa - perhaps even beyond that. From the 16th century onwards, the slave trade brought these ancient mysteries to the West, where they blended strangely with traditional Christianity: the ancient African gods became identified with legendary saints. This integration of the two faiths slowly evolved to form the many varieties of Santeria, Obeah and Voudoun that are widely practiced throughout the world today. Their characteristic dancing and drumming seem able to invoke strange states of mind in which almost anything is possible. Even stories of zombies - the walking dead - still persist. Is there a rational explanation for them? Contemporary Voudoun priests, priestesses, magicians and enchanters use rare herbs and spices as well as charms, dolls and talismans to control the natural world in ways that science cannot always explain. Accounts of their inexplicable successes are examined in depth. Most intriguing of all are the claims that are made for their love philtres and aphrodisiacs. What powers do these old religions still possess?
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Saved By Grace From Voodoo To Gospel

Author : Fredo Saint Charles
ISBN : 1624199593
Genre : Religion
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It was for him a real delivery, a true liberation that lived in his skin, soul and mind. Along the way, author Fredo Saint Charles destroyed quite a lot of myths that make of the life of the Vaudouisant a living hell, but some have followed new Christians into the teaching and practice of Christianity. This small book serves to free the Vaudouisants of the fear that some Christians continue to carry in spite of their renouncement of voodoo. Many still carry old beliefs within themselves that make of their life a daily moral torment. Dr. Saint Charles hopes that the reading of this book will transform readers and allow them to be optimistic and free of the illogical fears that have bound them so long. That Christian will then be better able to contribute and spread happiness and joy while waiting for entrance into the final Paradise. Rev. Dr Fredo Saint Charles is an evangelist that travels extensively within the United States and preach the gospel in numerous Haitian churches. He has produced and promoted CD's of his sermons. He is a licensed chaplain, marriage/family counselor, and professional Christian therapist. Dr. Fredo Saint Charles earned a Master in Christian Education, a Doctorate in Divinity, and a Philosophy Doctorate in Christian Counseling from Daysprings Christian University. Dr. Saint Charles earned his Bachelor in Ministry from Institute of Theology and Christian Therapy. He is currently served as the President of Treasure Coast of Cornerstone Christian University in Florida. All the Glory to Jesus Christ my Savior.
Category: Religion