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The Shopping Malls Of Heaven

Author : Saeed Kauser
ISBN : 0978398416
Genre : Religion
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A detailed description of the afterlife from traditional Islamic sources. This groundbreaking work contains more details on the subject than can be found in any other book about heaven. It will be of interest to anyone who believes in the afterlife and is interested in knowing what heaven will be like.
Category: Religion

Breakfast In Heaven

Author : Yavuz Güler
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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“Aye, and I saw Sisyphus in violent torment, seeking to raise a monstrous stone with both his hands. Verily he would brace himself with hands and feet, and thrust the stone toward the crest of a hill, but as often as he was about to heave it over the top, the weight would turn it back, and then down again to the plain would come rolling the ruthless stone. But he would strain again and thrust it back, and the sweat flowed down from his limbs, and dust rose up from his head." HOMER We, Humans, are like Sisyphus. We've been trying to get the rock up the hill for the rest of our lives, but each time we roll down with the rock. The protagonist of the book tries to find a way to raise the rock and not roll back.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Shopping Malls And Other Sacred Spaces

Author : Jon Pahl
ISBN : 9781606083970
Genre : Religion
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Christian historian Sidney Mead has observed: In America space has played the part that time has played in older cultures of the world. In Shopping Malls and Other Sacred Spaces, Jon Pahl examines this provocative statement in conversation with what he calls the spatial character of American theology. He argues that places are always imaginatively constructed by the human beings who inhabit them. Sometimes this spatial theology works to our benefit; other times it poses spiritual risks. What happens when our banal clothing of the sacred violates our genuine need for comfort and intimacy? Or when we remember that the fleeting pleasures of a shopping trip or a Disneyland escape are designed to fill someone else's pocket rather than the spiritual emptiness in our own hearts? Pahl develops several ways to clothe the divine from within the Christian tradition. He introduces a theology of place that reveals aspects of God's character through biblical metaphors drawn from physical spaces, such as the true vine, the rock, and the living water. Accessible and thought provoking, this enlightening book provides a better grasp of our particularly American way of lending religious significance to spaces of all kinds.
Category: Religion

Climbing Into Eternity My Descent In Hell And Flight To Heaven

Author : Michele Pulford
ISBN : 9781683142508
Genre : Religion
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A young woman’s unforgettable account of dying twice and experiencing the horrors of hell and the indescribable wonders of heaven is a personal love story, a warning, and a picture of the reality of eternal life and the love of God that will not let us go.
Category: Religion

Cakes For The Queen Of Heaven

Author : Shirley Ranck
ISBN : 1475915179
Genre : Self-Help
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Cakes for the Queen of Heaven explores the relationship between women's religious history and the personal issues that arise in women living in this patriarchal society. Women struggle with issues of body image, troubled mother-daughter relationships, sexual freedom and access to power. We need to know that there was a time when the female body was sacred; that there once was a long-lasting religion in which the chief divine actors were a mother and her daughter; that in very ancient times women had significant power in their societies; that although patriarchal societies have oppressed women for centuries, there have always been strong and talented women. Our female history has been erased and trivialized for too long. In this book we meet ancient goddesses and their stories from around the world, real women in ancient Sumer, in Greece, in Judaism and in Christianity. In Cakes for the Queen of Heaven the past is before us, the women are there, and they help us change our lives.
Category: Self-Help

Heaven Looks A Lot Like The Mall

Author : Wendy Mass
ISBN : 9780316040891
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When 16-year-old Tessa suffers a shocking accident in gym class, she finds herself in heaven (or what she thinks is heaven), which happens to bear a striking resemblance to her hometown mall. In the tradition of It's a Wonderful Life and The Christmas Carol, Tessa starts reliving her life up until that moment. She sees some things she'd rather forget, learns some things about herself she'd rather not know, and ultimately must find the answer to one burning question--if only she knew what the question was. Written in sharp, witty verse, Wendy Mass crafts an extroardinary tale of a spunky heroine who hasn't always made the right choices, but needs to discover what makes life worth living.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Beyond Heaven And Earth

Author : Steven H Propp
ISBN : 9781469752778
Genre : Fiction
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Have you ever wondered what happens to us when we die? What if you really HAD to know? When tragedy strikes the family of young Jobran Winter, he is forced to confront these questions directly. Undertaking a feverish "Quest," he explores various branches of Christianity; Judaism; Islam; Hinduism; Buddhism; Sikhism, as well as the religions of China and Japan. His search encompasses the New Age, Reincarnation, Spiritism and Psychical Research. Attending channeling sessions and sances, investigating haunted houses and Near-Death Experiences, he examines spiritual traditions ranging from Swedenborg to Scientology, from Jodo Shinshu to the Jehovah's Witnesses. Finally, the Quest brings him into direct contact with Hospice work; physical disability; child abandonment; abortion; suicide; euthanasia, and even cold-blooded murder. Encounter the doctrines of Purgatory & Predestination, Universalism & Annihilationism, as you journey in a novel that will make you reexamine your ideas about religion, skepticism, love, death and LIFE.
Category: Fiction

Heaven On Earth

Author : Richard Landes
ISBN : 9780199831814
Genre : Religion
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Millennialists through the ages have looked forward to the apocalyptic moment that will radically transform society into heaven on earth. They have delivered withering critiques of their own civilizations and promised both the impending annihilation of the forces of evil and the advent of a perfect society. And all their promises have invariably failed. We tend, therefore, to dismiss these prophets of doom and salvation as crackpots and madmen, and not surprisingly historians of our secular era have tended to underestimate their impact on our modern world. Now, Richard Landes offers a lucid and ground-breaking analysis of this widely misunderstood phenomenon. This long-awaited study shows that many events typically regarded as secular--including the French Revolution, Marxism, Bolshevism, Nazism--not only contain key millennialist elements, but follow the apocalyptic curve of enthusiastic launch, disappointment and (often catastrophic) re-entry into "normal time." Indeed, as Landes examines the explicit millennialism behind such recent events as the emergence of Global Jihad since 1979, he challenges the common notion that modern history is largely driven by secular interests. By focusing on ten widely different case studies, none of which come from Judaism or Christianity, he shows that millennialism is not only a cultural universal, but also an extremely adaptive social phenomenon that persists across the modern and post-modern divides. At the same time, he also offers valuable insight into the social and psychological factors that drive such beliefs. Ranging from ancient Egypt to modern-day UFO cults and global Jihad, Heaven on Earth both delivers an eye-opening revisionist argument for the significance of millennialism throughout history and alerts the reader to the alarming spread of these ideologies in our world today.
Category: Religion

Hot Wires To Heaven

Author : Antonio Simon, Jr.
Genre : Fiction
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A married man fights off the amorous advances of a ceiling light fixture. Maybe, if he’d put a light bulb in it like his wife asked him to, it’d have left him alone.
Category: Fiction

When Heaven And Earth Changed Places

Author : Le Ly Hayslip
ISBN : 9780307823687
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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It is said that in war heaven and earth change places not once, but many times. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places is the haunting memoir of a girl on the verge of womanhood in a world turned upside down. The youngest of six children in a close-knit Buddhist family, Le Ly Hayslip was twelve years old when U.S. helicopters langed in Ky La, her tiny village in central Vietnam. As the government and Viet Cong troops fought in and around Ky La, both sides recruited children as spies and saboteurs. Le Ly was one of those children. Before the age of sixteen, Le Ly had suffered near-starvation, imprisonment, torture, rape, and the deaths of beloved family members—but miraculously held fast to her faith in humanity. And almost twenty years after her escape to Ameica, she was drawn inexorably back to the devastated country and family she left behind. Scenes of this joyous reunion are interwoven with the brutal war years, offering a poignant picture of vietnam, then and now, and of a courageous woman who experienced the true horror of the Vietnam War—and survived to tell her unforgettable story.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Fairway To Heaven

Author : Lily Malone
ISBN : 9780857992376
Genre : Fiction
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It's going to take more than summer loving to heal old wounds, but a remote beach, old friendships and a bit of sunshine might just spark a second chance at love. When Jennifer Gates drives to Sea Breeze Golf Club to kick off date-night with her boyfriend, the last thing she expects is to find Golf Pro Jack giving one of his lady students a private—and very personal—lesson in bunker-play. Lucky for Jenn, her best friend gives her the keys to the Culhane family's beach shack on the white-pepper shores of Western Australia's Geographe Bay. Jenn hopes a weekend on the coast with her young son will give her the space she needs to rebuild her confidence after Jack's betrayal. But she's not the only person seeking sanctuary by the sea. Brayden Culhane is there too, and Jenn can't look at Brayden without remembering the tequila-flavoured kiss they shared on the shack steps years ago. As long-buried feelings are rekindled, and a friendship is renewed, Jenn knows it is more than lazy summer days bringing her mojo back. Romantic sunsets, ice-cold beers and the odd round of golf can only go so far, because this time trusting Brayden with her heart won't be enough. Jenn has to learn to trust her body, too.
Category: Fiction

104 Questions Children Ask About Heaven And Angels

Author : James C. Wilhoit
ISBN : 0842345299
Genre : Angels
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Provides answers to such questions as "How many angels are in heaven?", "Do angels watch television?", and "What would happen if I accidentally swore in heaven?"
Category: Angels

Contemporary Asian Cinema

Author : Tereska Ciecko Anne
ISBN : 1845202368
Genre : Performing Arts
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Asia produces more films than any other part of the world. With chapters on Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Korea, Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan, the book presents the most authoritative assessment of contemporary Asian cinema available. Each chapter describes the cultural aspects of popular film production, analyzing key films in the context of the national, the regional and the global. Topics covered include: film theory and Asian cinema, popular film genres, major industry figures, the "art film", connections between the state and commercial interests, cultural policies, representations of national identity, trends in international co-production, transnational and diasporic dimensions of Asian filmmaking and viewing, the politics of language choice, the impact of emerging technologies on filmmaking practice, and modes of exhibition. This book is ideal for students, scholars, and anyone interested in popular culture and Asian films in a changing world.
Category: Performing Arts

The Plains Of Heaven

Author : Thomas Bloom
ISBN : 0965984559
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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A stark depiction of the survivors of a post-apocalyptic horror, The Plains of Heaven takes the reader into the depths of a living nightmare.
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Canine Heaven

Author : Lodean Mallamo
ISBN : 0897168682
Genre : Dogs
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Canine Heaven is a story of where dogs go when they serve well in their life regardless of their breed or pedigree. This story conjures up memories and warm feelings that will linger long after the book is finished.
Category: Dogs

Highways To Heaven

Author : C. Finch
ISBN : UOM:39015021570935
Genre : Social Science
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A history of the automobile's role in shaping twentieth-century America discusses its influence on the economy, social conditions, customs, and the environment
Category: Social Science

An Expat S Life Luxembourg The White Rose

Author : David Robinson
ISBN : 9780595763023
Genre : Travel
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An Expat's Life, Luxembourg & The White Rose is a refreshing and forthright take on the Englishman Abroad genre. Reading David Robinson's relaxed prose is like sitting down for a drink or two with the author in the pub of the title. Indeed, as the tome progresses, so the reader warms to Robinson's down-to-earth character. The author's very personal view of an expat's life in Luxembourg is not overbearing, and even the most informed reader will learn something new about the history of the Grand Duchy, its bureaucracy and social conventions and attitudes. The book is brimful with little snippets of useful information and trivia for those unfamiliar with the country, and Robinson's anecdotes will spark empathy with readers who live, or have lived, in Luxembourg. -Duncan Roberts, editor of 352 Magazine.
Category: Travel