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When Darkness Seems My Closest Friend

Author : Mark Meynell
ISBN : 9781783596515
Genre : Religion
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‘I’m looking for the words and writing for those who can’t imagine the words.’ Mark Meynell articulates a heart pain that most of us simply couldn’t express. He connects strongly and immediately with fellow cave dwellers. We relive significant moments from boarding school, Uganda, Berlin and London. We visit the Psalms, Job and The Pilgrim's Progress. If you're after neat conclusions and a fair-weather faith, this is not for you. This book serves up gritty reality and raw honesty, but also the heartfelt hope that the author's brokenness 'can somehow contribute to another person's integration' and 'inspire their clinging while beset by darkness or fog or blizzards'. Contents 1 The mask 2 The volcano 3 The cave 4 The weight 5 The invisibility cloak 6 The closing 7 The way 8 The fellow-traveller 9 The gift Appendix 1 Managing the symptoms Appendix 2 Unexpected friends in the cave Appendix 3 Some words from inside the cave
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The Radical Reconciler

Author : Chris Wright
ISBN : 9781783599455
Genre : Religion
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Focus on the amazing story of Jesus' crucifixion and the gospel in days and weeks leading up to Easter and think yet again how the cross transforms our lives today. With Bible verses, prayers and 40 meditations by Chris Wright and treasured, timeless nuggets from John Stott, prepare to be inspired as you contemplate the deep, life-transforming truths of the gospel: 'love so amazing, so divine demands my soul, my life, my all'. Our Radical Reconciler * forgives sins * reconciles enemies * destroys death * defeats evil * governs history * restores creation
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Cross On A Hill

Author : Slavko Hadzic
ISBN : 9781532663567
Genre : Religion
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A devastating war, a burning cross, a crime network, and a victorious general—these are some of the many threads Hadžić and Irby weave together to clarify one of history’s most misunderstood symbols: the cross. The authors interweave Hadžić’s story with that of the cross in a way that seeks to rescue the true meaning of the cross from its misrepresentations and misuses throughout history. The result is a compelling tapestry that illuminates the transformative power of one of the most complex and controversial symbols in today’s global community.
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The Disciple

Author : John Stott
ISBN : 9781783599318
Genre : Religion
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If Christ is our Lord, then we are his servants, and if he is our teacher, then we are his pupils. Following Christ is a multi-faceted responsibility. We should remember: * Every true disciple is a listener * We are both rational and emotional * We can discern God's call and will Love is the first fruit of the Spirit, a core ingredient of discipleship.
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The World

Author : John Stott
ISBN : 9781783599271
Genre : Religion
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We have a God-given responsibility to infiltrate the world, listening to the world's challenges, but also to bring our own challenge to the world by sharing the good news by word and deed. We look at four aspects of mission: * The uniqueness of Jesus, the chief foundation of Christian mission * The nature of God himself, and mission coming from his heart * Mission in word, but also in works * A clear and fresh vision of Christ We look at the model, the costliness, the mandate, the motivation and the urgency of the mission to which we are called.
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Cross Examined

Author : MARK MEYNELL
ISBN : 9781789741728
Genre : Religion
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The crucifixion of Jesus: a dreadful mistake? A tragic failure? Irrelevant? Absurd? An embarrassment? The cross of Christ is, in fact, at the centre of God’s plan for men and women. This book explains why. With freshness and clarity, Mark Meynell explores the Bible’s teaching, to show how God himself ‘cross–examines’ us in the death of Jesus. At the cross, God exposes our deepest need, meets it fully and enables us to live transformed lives. This revised and expanded edition includes new chapters on union with Christ and leadership.
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When Light Pierced The Darkness

Author : Nechama Tec
ISBN : UOM:39015027241754
Genre : Social Science
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Recreates, through more than five hundred case studies, the experience of hiding among Christians and profiles the motivations and actions of those Polish Christians who helped rescue persecuted Jews
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The Marble Faun

Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
ISBN : HARVARD:32044050801075
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Transformation

Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
ISBN : OSU:32435006142764
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The Art Of Darkness

Author : Charlotte Opfermann
ISBN : 097183640X
Genre : History
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Memoirs of a Jew born in 1926 in Wiesbaden, focusing on her experiences in Theresienstadt as a German-speaking Jew. Discusses the camp's cultural activities, which Opfermann views as being only to a limited extent an expression of resistance and more as being part of the Nazi effort to present the camp as a "paradise ghetto." Contrasts the privileged position of some of the cultural performers with the terrible conditions of most inmates, and the officially-sponsored culture with inmates' efforts, like Opfermann's own morale-building effort for German-speaking inmates.
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To Love Mercy

Author : C. Samuel Storms
ISBN : 0891096264
Genre : Christian life.
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Dr. Storms explains how coming to a more Biblical understanding of people has transformed his own life and ministry. To Love Mercy will help readers formulate a biblical model for understanding people--and show them how to weigh the importance of both people and doctrine when the two don't mesh.
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Death The Caring Community

Author : Larry Richards
ISBN : 0880700068
Genre : Church work with the sick
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Dealing With Suicide

Author : John R. Throop
ISBN : 1555130100
Genre : Suicidal behavior
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Defying The Darkness

Author : John Michael Clark
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019260079
Genre : Religion
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"Clark's work is original in that he has inserted himself precisely as a gay scholar in the midst of an ongoing conversation far larger than that of the gay world -- including ecofeminism, Judaism, and Native American spirituality -- and shows especially how queer theory and ecofeminism can illuminate each other". -- Richard L. Smith, author of AIDS, Gays, and the American Catholic Church (Pilgrim Press, 1994)"Defying the Darkness" presents the profound reflections of gay theologian J. Michael Clark on the question of suffering and the search for meaning in the midst of uncertainty.Clark begins by "naming the demons", primary among them homophobia, that threaten to undermine authentic existence. Using a canon that encompasses feminist, profeminist, and gay-affirmative writings, he sees theological authority as residing not only in Scripture but also in the lived experience of the community of faith -- including those, such as gay men and lesbians, who have been marginalized.Sharing his own experiences with suffering and death, the author shows that to live fully one must "acknowledge and yet defy tragedy". Thus he shows how one travels from theodicy to ethics -- from facing the darkness to moving through it. He also demonstrates, thereby breaking important new ground in the field, how feminist theology and queer theory can illumine and enrich each other.Finally, Clark emphasizes the need for hopefulness, expressing his own personal hope -- that gay men and lesbians will eventually come to live celebratory, embodied lives that reclaim their full spiritual potential.
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