GLOBAL GLEANINGS 2010

Download Global Gleanings 2010 ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to Global Gleanings 2010 book pdf for free now.

Global Gleanings 2010

Author : John E. Seaman
ISBN :
Genre : History
File Size : 24.69 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 738
Read : 569

This is the real thing, the truth that is stranger than fiction, presented here in some 600 items abridged from the news as footprints left behind to mark the year 2010
Category: History

Gorilla In The Waiting Room

Author : John E. Seaman
ISBN : 9781483606729
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 37.72 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 102
Read : 900

In 1850, after the Gold Rush and Californias admission to the union, two brothers acquired some valuable land. There was a young tree on that land. It was growing fast and began to exhibit a peculiar feature. Its roots didnt seem to go deep but instead spread out above-ground. One brother became concerned. Why didnt the roots go down? He thought something sinister must be buried beneath that tree. The roots seemed to balk at going there. His brother thought it wasnt anything to get worried about, just the natural way of that tree. It didnt look right though, even to him, and as the tree continued to grow, he wondered too. A century and a half later, the tree is still there, with roots, tendrils and knobs extending in every direction, strange, unnatural, at times bizarre. We still wonder, not even sure what to call it.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Vanishing Grace

Author : Philip Yancey
ISBN : 9781444789027
Genre : Religion
File Size : 90.27 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 561
Read : 1328

'Why does the church stir up such negative feelings?' This is a question that Philip Yancey has been asking all his life - for himself, as a pilgrim; for others, as a journalist. The question is more relevant now than ever: in the UK Christianity continues to decline, even as it is increasingly thought to be linked with intolerant, fundamentalist attitudes. Yet while identification with traditional forms of Christian religion is dropping, indicators show that interest in spirituality is rising. Why the disconnect? Why are so many asking, 'What's so good about the "good news?"' Yancey's lifelong writing career has always focused on the search for honest faith that makes a visible difference for a world in pain. In his landmark book What's So Amazing about Grace? he issued a benchmark call for Christians to be as grace-filled in their behaviour as they are in asserting their beliefs. People inside and outside the church are still thirsty for grace, Yancey points out. Perhaps what the church seemed to lack in its heyday is now, in its increasingly marginalised stance, exactly what it needs to recover in order to thrive. Grace can bridge the gap across the movement away from Christianity, inviting outsiders as well as insiders the chance to take a deep second look at why it matters and what could reignite its appeal to future generations. How can Christians offer grace in a way that is compelling to a jaded society? And how can they make a difference in a world of such wrenching need? Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News is a milestone book for all those who are striving to make sense of their faith and live it out amid the changing landscape of our day. Philip explores how Christians may have contributed to hostility toward them by presenting the gospel in ways that come across as strident and judgemental. Then he explores what kind of news is good to a culture that thinks it has rejected the Christian version. And finally, he offers illuminating stories of how faith can be expressed in ways that disarm even the most cynical critics - through pilgrims, activists, and artists rather than through preachers, evangelists, and apologists.
Category: Religion

A Divine Invitation To Create A New World

Author : Reynaldo Pareja
ISBN : 9781453566459
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 71.80 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 797
Read : 1196

Television, radio, newspapers or the internet show a daily dismal world scenario. Every week, every month there is a major civil conflict or a terrorist attack somewhere. All over the world innocent are imprisoned, women are victims of domestic violence, are forced into underpaid labor or sex work. Children are still dying by the millions before they are five years old due to unsanitary conditions, lack of safe drinking water or malnourishment. Malaria and HIV-AIDS kill millions yearly and thousands of adolescents are kidnapped to become rebel soldiers. Autocratic governments deny democratic participation to the majority and suppress ferociously any popular peaceful manifestation. The worlds climate is now threatened due to man-made disequilibrium inflicted on the atmosphere by uncontrolled fumes and gas emissions of all types. Water sources are being poisoned by unscrupulous corporations dumping huge amounts of deadly chemicals into waterways. The inequality between rich and poor nations is so vast that 7 - 10% of the worlds population controls the natural and financial resources of the world at the expense of the rest who have no access to a minimum for survival. The reasons for this hellish situation are multiple and varied. They encompass deeply ingrained religious beliefs, unacceptable economic, military and power disparities, and uncontrolled moral degradation affecting all realms of everyday life. These problems have profound spiritual causes and thus require a spiritual perspective. Discover the origin of the new Divine Invitation and the specific solutions it offers for todays major world problems.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Honey

Author : Lucy Long
ISBN : 9781780237800
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 83.48 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 618
Read : 749

Whether drizzled into our tea or spread atop our terms of endearment, there’s one thing that is always true about honey: it is sweet. As Lucy M. Long shows in this book, while honey is definitely the natural sweetener par excellence, it has a long history in our world as much more, serving in different settings as a food, tonic, medicine, and even preservative. It features in many religions as a sacred food of the gods. In this luscious history, she traces the uses and meanings of honey in myriad cultures throughout time. Long points to a crucial fact about honey: it can be enjoyed with very little human processing, which makes it one of the most natural foods we consume. Its nutritional qualities and flavors dramatically reflect the surroundings in which it is produced, and those who produce it—bees—are some of the most important insects in the world, the chief pollinators of wild plants and domesticated crops alike. Showing how honey has figured in politics, religion, economics, and popular culture, Long also directly explores its tastiest use—in our food and drink—offering a history of its culinary place in the world, one sweetened with an assortment of delicious recipes. Lively and engaged, her account will give even the saltiest of us an insatiable sweet tooth.
Category: Cooking

Indian And Chinese Immigrant Communities

Author : Jayati Bhattacharya
ISBN : 9781783084470
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 81.88 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 956
Read : 750

This interdisciplinary collection of essays offers a window onto the overseas Indian and Chinese communities in Asia. Contributors discuss the interactive role of the cultural and religious ‘other’, the diasporic absorption of local beliefs and customs, and the practical business networks and operational mechanisms unique to these communities. Growing out of an international workshop organized by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore and the Centre of Asian Studies at the University of Hong Kong, this volume explores material, cultural and imaginative features of the immigrant communities and brings together these two important communities within a comparative framework.
Category: Social Science

Books In Print 2009 2010

Author :
ISBN : 0835250210
Genre : Publishers' catalogs
File Size : 45.95 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 615
Read : 861

Category: Publishers' catalogs

Economic Review

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015079858976
Genre : Pakistan
File Size : 69.51 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 187
Read : 629

Category: Pakistan