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The Earth Cries Out

Author : Kenneth McIntosh
ISBN : 9781422297506
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Lupe Arellano figured a winter camping trip with Crime Scene Club would be a good way to bond with her friends and learn about environmental forensics. Little did she imagine that her wilderness trek would bring both unexpected romance and life-threatening peril. This ninth CSC book provides both factual information on chemistry and first-rate fiction, with bone-chilling outdoor suspense.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Earth Cries Out

Author : Bonnie Etherington
ISBN : 9780143770664
Genre : Fiction
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Fresh, different and exquisitely written, this is an exciting debut novel. One day we were in a dream world, where Julia was dead and the space where she once was became large and silent, and then we were in another country altogether - where stories and voices made their way into our house any way they could. They heaved under the floorboards, whispered in the windows. Creaked in the attic like a python grown too big on rats. And I collected them all to fill that silence Julia left. After the accidental death of Ruth's five-year-old sister, their father decides that atonement and healing are in order, and that taking on aid work in a mountain village in Irian Jaya is the way to find it. It is the late 1990s, a time of civil unrest and suppression in the Indonesian province now known as West Papua. The family drops into what seems the middle of nowhere, where they experience a vibrant landscape, an ever-changing and disorientating world, and - for Ruth - new voices. While her parents find it a struggle to save themselves, let alone anyone else, Ruth seeks redemption in bearing witness to and passing on the stories of those who have been silenced - even as she is haunted by questions about what it means to witness and who gets to survive.
Category: Fiction

Blood That Cries Out From The Earth

Author : James Jones
ISBN : 9780199887408
Genre : Religion
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Religious terrorism has become the scourge of the modern world. What causes a person to kill innocent strangers in the name of religion? As both a clinical psychologist and an authority on comparative religion, James W. Jones is uniquely qualified to address this increasingly urgent question. Research on the psychology of violence shows that several factors work to make ordinary people turn "evil." These include feelings of humiliation or shame, a tendency to see the world in black and white, and demonization or dehumanization of other people. Authoritarian religion or "fundamentalism," Jones shows, is a particularly rich source of such ideas and feelings, which he finds throughout the writings of Islamic jihadists, such as the 9/11 conspirators. Jones goes on to apply this model to two very different religious groups that have engaged in violence: Aum Shinrikyo, the Buddhist splinter group behind the sarin gas attacks in the Tokyo subway system, and members of the extreme religious right in the U.S. who have advocated and committed violence against abortion providers. Jones notes that not every adherent of an authoritarian group will turn to violence, and he shows how theories of personality development can explain why certain individuals are easily recruited to perform terrorist acts.
Category: Religion

Forty Days Plus Three

Author : John McIlhon
ISBN : 0814617697
Genre : Religion
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In these reflections on the readings for Lent and the Triduum, Monsignor McIlhon invites us to ponder the consistency between what we believe about human dignity and how we live that dignity. If Lent becomes a daily journey whereby we consent to become one with the visible features of Christ's risen life, waiting to be raised from the dyings of our life, then the paschal mystery becomes a marvelous experience. Although he writes with great sensitivity and theological depth, Monsignor McIlhon does not become pedantic nor does he go beyond the depth of the average reader. For priests, religious, and serious lay people looking for something more than pious writing about the most important season of the Church year, this book will make excellent Lenten reading.
Category: Religion

What Does The Scripture Say Studies In The Function Of Scripture In Early Judaism And Christianity

Author : Craig A. Evans
ISBN : 9780567469984
Genre : Religion
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These essays explore new methods and overlooked traditions that appear to shed light on how the founders of the Christian movement understood the older sacred tradition and sought new and creative ways to let it speak to their own times. Gurtner discusses the Matthean version of the temptation narrative. Chandler investigates the exhortation to 'love your neighbour as yourself' from Lev. 19.18b. Talbot re-examines Jesus' offer of rest in Mt. 11.28-30. Myers explores the ways Matthew's appeal to Isa. 42.1-4 in Mt. 12.17-21 affects the characterization of Jesus in his Gospel. Hamilton explores 1 Enoch 6-11 as a retelling of Genesis 3-6. Herzer seeks to explain varuiys aspects of Mt. 27.51b-53. McWhirter explores the citation of Exod 23.20, Mal. 3.1, and Isa. 40.3 in Mk 1.2-3. Hopkins investigates the manner in which Jesus engages questions and persons regarding purity and impurity. Miller notes that victory songs are a generally acknowledges category of Hebrew poetry. Gregerman argues that studies of early Christian proselytism to Gentiles are largely focussed on missionary methods of converts.
Category: Religion

Blood Cries Out

Author : A. J. Swoboda
ISBN : 9781630877460
Genre : Religion
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John McConnell Jr. was the famed founder and visionary of Earth Day. McConnell's vision was one of creating a day of remembrance, solitude, and action to restore the broken human relationship to the land. Little acknowledged are McConnell's religious convictions or background. McConnell grew up in a Pentecostal home. In fact, McConnell's parents were both founding charter members of the Assemblies of God in 1914. His own grandfather had an even greater connection to the origins of Pentecostalism by being a personal participant at the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles in 1906. Earth Day, thus, began with strong religious convictions. McConnell, seeing the ecological demise through his religious background, envisioned a day where Christians could "show the power of prayer, the validity of their charity, and their practical concern for Earth's life and people." In the spirit of McConnell, today's Pentecostal and Charismatic theology has something to say about the earth. Blood Cries Out is a unique contribution by Pentecostal and Charismatic theologians and practitioners to the global conversation concerning ecological degradation, climate change, and ecological justice.
Category: Religion

Touching Heaven

Author : Shirley Ann Underwood
ISBN : 9781847286253
Genre : Poetry
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Poetry and words of encouragement that will touch your heart and bring you peace.
Category: Poetry

Our Earth Cries Out

Author : Karen Winter
ISBN : 1092510591
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The book explores the story of America from history, the present, and into the future, in regard to the development of an environmental consciousness. In order to understand how America developed an environmental consciousness it is necessary to consider what was written by or about naturalists who were significant leaders in helping shape America's understanding of the environment. Prominent naturalists from our past who have heavily influenced our environmental awareness today are: John James Audubon, Henry David Thoreau, John Wesley Powell, John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, Enos Mills, Aldo Leopold, and Rachel Louise Carson. Despite the voices of concern from our early naturalists the degradation of the environment has continued at an alarming rate. Progress has been made in many areas and an environmental ethic is lived by numerous individuals and groups. Unfortunately, the unstoppable growth of the country has caused an overwhelming number of environmental issues to push us to the point of no return in saving the environment. Population explosion has caused more pollution, more land use, more need for clean water, more food, and the desire for more technology which America seems to believe will save it. The overall result is more climate change and global warming. Extreme environmental damage also damages humanity in body, mind, and spirit. Just as ecosystems are ravaged so are the humans who share the natural world with all other living species. Physically, humanity seems to be in better health than ever. However, sheer numbers of humans show that for all the progress that is alleged in the physical condition of humankind there are continually more health issues and risks. Emotionally humankind's mental health is suffering as a result of environmental sickness. Anxiety, depression, anger, and severe stress have all grown in extreme ways. The desire for emotional wellness is discussed and sought after more than ever before, but is often only experienced through pictures, words in a book or other technological means and not in reality. As humans struggle to maintain healthy bodies and healthy minds humankind is also pushed into a spiritual crisis. Many world religions are clear that there is a relationship between a healthy natural world and the spiritual center of humankind. The continual search for the meaning of existence has been the sacred journey of humanity since the beginning of history.

Living The Justice Of The Triune God

Author : David N. Power
ISBN : 9780814680469
Genre : Religion
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This groundbreaking book is distinctive for the explicit attention it gives to the communal, intersubjective, cultural, and linguistic embodiment of the workings of God in the world. It emphasizes not simply acting justly but living with, in, and from the justice of the triune God by which we are justified. Finally, it offers an important sacramental and liturgical grounding to the Christian understanding of both justice and the triune God. David N. Power and Michael Downey make clear to contemporary believers why a spiritual and sacramental life that is ordered by its trinitarian orientation must include the desire for justice. In short, it is an ethic of social justice that springs from contemplation of the Divine Trinity in the world.
Category: Religion

The Book Of Revelation

Author : John Paul Heil
ISBN : 9781630874162
Genre : Religion
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John Paul Heil presents an original analysis of the theme of worship in the book of Revelation guided by a new illustration of its comprehensive chiastic structure. The worship that Revelation exhorts and enables is in the divine Spirit of prophetic witness against all forms of idolatrous worship on earth in favor of a true, heavenly, and universal worship of the Lord God and the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lamb, for an eternal and heavenly life. The audience begins this worship in the eucharistic supper into which Revelation leads them by inviting them to respond to the promise of Jesus, "Yes, I am coming soon," with "Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!" They thereby affirm and welcome the coming of the Lord Jesus, the exalted sacrificial Lamb, to the eucharistic supper that anticipates his final coming and the divine grace, the gift of eternal life, of the Lord Jesus that is intended to be the destiny of all--"The grace of the Lord Jesus with all!"
Category: Religion

Contemplations From The Heart

Author : Grace Ji-Sun Kim
ISBN : 9781630872311
Genre : Religion
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How do we find God in a world where God often seems to be hidden? How do we love one another and seek social justice? This series of theological and spiritual reflections on family and community helps readers see spirituality in daily life, exploring current issues such as global warming, environment, racism, child rearing, and sexism in relation to the church to offer readers new insights and directions for living as faithful Christians. This book's brief, daily reflections on universal concerns give voice to what many people feel but struggle to articulate, bringing emotions to the surface to help readers apply theology in their everyday lives. The book's thirty entries make it ideal for a month of daily personal devotions or group study and discussion.
Category: Religion

Cyclopedia Of Sermons

Author : Jabez Burns
ISBN : UIUC:30112058520633
Genre : Missions
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Category: Missions

Cries Of Earth And Altar

Author : Charles L. Bartow
ISBN : 9781630876586
Genre : Poetry
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The poems of Cries of Earth and Altar speak of human laughter, mystery, work, play, sorrow--and even rage--as an oblation set upon heaven's high altar, which, as Calvin noted, is Christ himself. Upon that altar, the cries of earth are made a cry of glory, "Abba, Father" (Mark 14:36; Rom 8:15)! With the exception of those poems labeled "out of season," each poetic text is given a place in the Christian liturgical calendar: Advent-Epiphany, Transfiguration Sunday, Lent-Pentecost, and Ordinary Time. In the concluding essay, poetry and preaching are spoken of as fragile indicatives that implicitly call into question all claims of inviolability and permanence for humanly wrought systems of thought, common life, and governance. They survive as verbal, vocal, and physical gesture, as ink turned into blood.
Category: Poetry

Seventy Thousand Veils The Miracle Of

Author : Claire Porter
ISBN : 9781846946899
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Seventy Thousand Veils is an in depth guide to the topic of universal energy and helps readers forge a more meaningful connection with the world. It sheds light on dowsing, crop circles, ley lines, holy relics, the occult, exorcism, and angels both good and evil and probes how all of these emit extraordinary energy frequencies that ultimately impact on mankind for better or for worse.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit