Religious category

The Hidden Treasure

Everywhere across the world, whenever rich veins of gold are discovered in the earth, men are motivated to leave everything behind, and search diligently in hopes of striking it rich. In the second chapter of Proverbs, Solomon likens true wisdom to just such a rich vein of treasure hidden in a hillside, and admonishes all seekers of true wealth to give themselves up to pursuing this treasure. The pursuit is demanding, the wealth will be despised by the world and counterfeited by the Enemy, and the labor will be a life-long and toilsome affair; but when one has once glimpsed the nature of this gospel-gold, he will rejoice to sell everything he has, and be rich in its currency alone. This is because the wisdom of which Solomon speaks is only the deep and personal knowledge of God, which is to be found in Jesus Christ alone. Let us set out then! The fields are rich, and the Father will crown our efforts with good success. But if you would go, you must know that you will have to leave everything else behind...

published on 24-01-2020 - 9 views
Knowing Ourselves

If we would know how to live well and pursue our greatest and eternal happiness, we must know who we are, what we were designed for, and how to fulfill our created purpose. And to find the answers to those questions, there is no better place to go than the scriptures, inspired by the God who made us and who would still reveal his sovereign plan for our lives. Knowing Ourselves, while containing detailed outlines, brief introductions, and simple explanations, is composed largely of the simple text of scripture passages, which have been compiled and conflated for the purpose of laying out a unified picture of what God has to say about who we are, what various conditions or estates we may find ourselves in, and how he relates to us in each of those estates. Designed specifically for group study and discussion, this will make a useful tool for becoming more grounded in what the bible has to say about who we are, what God expects of us, and how he provides what he demands.

published on 24-01-2020 - 7 views
Knowing Our God

As created beings and the purchased possession of God, there is nothing more important for us than to know the triune God who is both our Creator and Redeemer. And if we would learn of God aright, there is no better place for us to go than his inspired word. Knowing Our God, while providing detailed outlines, brief introductions, and simple explanations, is composed largely of the simple text of scripture passages, which have been compiled and conflated for the purpose of laying out a unified picture of what God has to say about himself, and about how he relates to mankind in all its various conditions. Designed specifically for group study and discussion, this will make a useful tool for becoming more grounded in what the bible has to say about who God is, and what he becomes for us.

published on 24-01-2020 - 8 views
Studies in John

Known as the "spiritual gospel," John's account of the life of the Savior emphasizes the divine nature of the Christ, and the theological truths we may learn from his sign-miracles, and ultimately from his greatest sign of all, the passion and resurrection. Designed to guide an intensive fifteen week study, Studies in John is an in-depth, and yet a lay-level overview of the glorious person, words, and deeds of Jesus of Nazareth as recorded by the apostle John, who wrote so that we might believe "that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing we might have life in his name".

published on 24-01-2020 - 8 views
The Living Word

Designed to help guide an intensive fifteen week study of basic bible interpretation, The Living Word is an in-depth, and yet a lay-level introduction to the foundational principles of hermeneutics. Covering the typical hermeneutical principles found in other similar studies (grammatical, historical, contextual, etc.) as well as other less-discussed aspects of specifically biblical hermeneutics (the necessity of regeneration and the Spirit, the role of faith, the centrality of Christ, etc.), these lessons will prove helpful as a practical guide to studying the bible carefully, humbly, in the power of Christ's Spirit and in unity with his body.

published on 24-01-2020 - 7 views
Story Albert Savarus

book Albert Savarus - Honoré de Balzac One of the few drawing-rooms where, under the Restoration, the Archbishop of Besancon was sometimes to be seen, was that of the Baronne de Watteville, to whom he was particularly attached on account of her religious sentiments. A word as to this lady, the most important lady of Besancon. Monsieur de Watteville, a descendant of the famous Watteville, the most successful and illustrious of murderers and renegades—his extraordinary adventures are too much a part of history to be related here—this nineteenth century Monsieur de Watteville was as gentle and peaceable as his ancestor of the Grand Siecle had been passionate and turbulent. After living in the Comte (La Franche Comte) like a wood-louse in the crack of a wainscot, he had married the heiress of the celebrated house of Rupt. Mademoiselle de Rupt brought twenty thousand francs a year in the funds to add to the ten thousand francs a year in real estate of the Baron de Watteville.

published on 21-01-2020 - 23 views
Holy war, holy peace: how religion can bring peace to the Middle East

The Intifada of 2000-2001 has demonstrated the end of an era of diplomacy in the Arab-Israeli conflict. The style of peacemaking of the Olso Accords has been called into question by the facts on the ground. Elite forms of peacemaking that do not embrace the basic needs of average people on all sides are bound to fail.The complete neglect of deeper cultural and religious systems in the peace process is now apparent, as is the role that this neglect has played in the failure of the process. Building on his earlier book, Between Eden and Armageddon, Gopin provides a detailed blueprint of how the religious traditions in question can become a principal asset in the search for peace and justice. He demonstrates how religious people can be the critical missing link in peacemaking, and how the incorporation of their values and symbols can unleash a new dynamic that directly addresses basic issues of ethics, justice, and peace.Gopin's analysis of the theoretical, theological, and political planes shows us what has been achieved thus far, as well as what must be done next in order to ensure effective final settlement negotiations and secure, sovereign, democratic countries for both peoples.

published on 21-01-2020 - 21 views
Hell is Bigger than Heaven

This book takes a look at the religious world, everything from the true believers to the outspoken atheists. The book is told with a witty, satirical tone as well as revealing a great amount of scholarship as a departure point for mockery. The existence or non existence of hell pervades the book, but the easily readable sentences provide a closeness between author and reader. By the last chapter, I leave the reader with one word: love.

published on 10-01-2020 - 63 views
Connaitre l'Islam

Ce livre fut traduit en Anglais, en Turc, en Espagnol, en Indonésien, en Coréen, en Bosniaque... Le Professeur Muhammad Al-Hawari, me proposa de le traduire en Français. Après sa lecture, je le trouva intéressant et passionnant. L'impression qu'il me donna est celle d'un père savant et doux expliquant l'Islam à son fils. Le style est direct, quelquefois l'auteur tutoie le lecteur. Ce livre s'adresse à tout homme cherchant à suivre le chemin qui mène au Paradis, à la bonne vie ici-bas et dans l'au-delà, bref à celui qui veut connaître Dieu et gagner Sa Clémence et Sa Protection.

published on 08-01-2020 - 66 views
La prière

Pour nous les chrétiens, la prière est un excellent moyen de communiquer avec Dieu et c'est une arme efficace dans la relation qui existe entre Dieu et l'homme. Nous prions quotidiennement pour maintenir cette relation. Je vous invite à découvrir le secret de la prière.

published on 06-01-2020 - 74 views
''Indian'' Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction: First Nations' Voices Speak Out

These shows made me sad, reminding me of all my people have lost due to forced or voluntary assimilation into white society. Our language, our traditions, our history, our stories, our identity, they have all been diminished." --A study participant According to an early 1990s study, 95 percent of what college students know about Native Americans was acquired through the media, leading to widespread misunderstandings of First Nations peoples. Sierra Adare contends that negative "Indian" stereotypes do physical, mental, emotional, and financial harm to First Nations individuals. At its core, this book is a social study whose purpose is to explore the responses of First Nations peoples to representative "Indian" stereotypes portrayed within the TV science fiction genre. Participants in Adare's study viewed episodes from My Favorite Martian, Star Trek, Star Trek: Voyager, Quantum Leap, The Adventures of Superman, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Reactions by viewers range from optimism to a deep-rooted sadness. The strongest responses came after viewing a Superman episode's depiction of an "evil medicine man" who uses a ceremonial pipe to kill a warrior. The significance of First Nations peoples' responses and reactions are both surprising and profound. After publication of "Indian" Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction, ignorance can no longer be used as an excuse for Hollywood's irresponsible depiction of First Nations peoples' culture, traditions, elders, religious beliefs, and sacred objects

published on 05-01-2020 - 89 views
Fantasy and Science Fiction

In his acclaimed collection Tales Before Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson illuminated the sources, inspirations, and influences that fired J.R.R. Tolkien’s genius. Now Anderson turns his attention to Tolkien’s colleague and friend C. S. Lewis, whose influence on modern fantasy, through his beloved Narnia books, is second only to Tolkien’s own.In many ways, Lewis’s influence has been even wider than Tolkien’s. For in addition to the Narnia series, Lewis wrote groundbreaking works of science fiction, urban fantasy, and religious allegory, and he came to be regarded as among the most important Christian writers of the twentieth century. It will come as no surprise, then, that such a wide-ranging talent drew inspiration from a variety of sources. Here are twenty of the tributaries that fed Lewis’s unique talent, among them:“The Wood That Time Forgot: The Enchanted Wood,” taken from a never-before-published fantasy by Lewis’s biographer and friend, Roger Lancelyn Green, that directly inspired The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; E. Nesbit’s charming “The Aunt and Amabel,” in which a young girl enters another world by means of a wardrobe; “The Snow Queen,” by Hans Christian Andersen, featuring the abduction of a young boy by a woman as cruel as she is beautiful; and many more, including works by Charles Dickens, Kenneth Grahame, G. K. Chesterton, and George MacDonald, of whom Lewis would write, “I have never concealed the fact that I regarded him as my master.” Full of fascinating insights into Lewis’s life and fiction, Tales Before Narnia is the kind of book that will be treasured by children and adults alike and passed down lovingly from generation to generation

published on 04-01-2020 - 96 views
Plan de lecture

Le plan de lecture ci-après permet de lire toute la bible en 1 an avec une lecture matin et soir, par exemple, ou en 2 ans avec lecture de l’Ancien Testament d’abord, puis du Nouveau Testament. Il cherche à respecter l’ordre chronologique des événements ou de la rédaction, pour autant qu’on le connaisse, ainsi que les unités logiques à l’intérieur du texte.

published on 02-01-2020 - 91 views
Arab News and Conflict A multidisciplinary discourse study PDF

Moulding the Arab-Israeli conflict in a news report or commentary is a sensitive issue to many governments, organizations and individuals in this world. Many feel involved in the Arab-Israeli conflict, for a variety of powerful reasons. These can be related to ideological, religious, or cultural affiliations. They can also be related to strategic, political or commercial interests in the Middle East.

published on 27-12-2019 - 90 views
مَوَاسِمُ تُدخِلُكَ الجَنَّةَ

كتيب إسلامي للمؤلف والداعية الإسلامي دكتور أحمد مصطفى متولي جمع مواسم الطاعات وأوقات الصالحات التي تُدخل صاحبها فسيح الجنات بإذن باري البريات

published on 07-12-2019 - 382 views
18 فَضِيلَةً مِنْ فَضَائِلِ صِلَةِ الرَّحِمِ

كتيب إسلامي للمؤلف والداعية الإسلامي دكتور أحمد مصطفى متولي جمع الصحيح الوارد في فضل صِلَةِ الرَّحِمِ

published on 03-12-2019 - 415 views
the art of work

The path to your life's work is difficult and risky, even scary, which is why few finish the journey. This is a book about discovering your life's work, that treasure of immeasurable worth we all long for. Its about the task you were born to do. As Jeff Goins explains, the search begins with passion but does not end there. Only when our interests connect with the needs of the world do we begin living for a larger purpose. Those who experience this intersection experience something exceptional and enviable. Though it is rare, such a life is attainable by anyone brave enough to try.

published on 26-11-2019 - 184 views
تَذْكِيرُ الأَنَام بِأَذْكَارٍ لِحُسْنِ الخِتَام

كتيب جمع فيه المؤلف الصحيح الوارد من الأذكار التي تكون سبباً لِحُسْنِ الخَاتمة مع شرح باسلوب رائع واختيار للاحاديث بعناية

published on 24-11-2019 - 166 views
Coinage of Commitment

Coinage of Commitment is a different kind of love story. It features characters determined to find romance that's better than the relationships they see all around them. Something richer, something higher, something longer lasting—something worth holding out for. These are characters willing to think and plan for what they want, and they try to hold their emotions in check until finding the one who can share the higher love they seek. Wayne and Nancy meet in the late 1960s and recognize these special qualities in each other. Their attraction is irresistible. But they have class, political, and religious differences that separate them, plus they face opposition from both families. But these challenges are small compared to the twist of fate that will be the cruelest test of all. On top of that, a love triangle will change the frame of reference for all that has gone before. It's a development that sets the stage for one of the most dramatic surprise endings ever.

published on 24-11-2019 - 238 views
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • USA Today • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • Esquire • Newsday • Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love. Praise for Born a Crime “[A] compelling new memoir . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [Trevor Noah’s] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “[An] unforgettable memoir.” —Parade “What makes Born a Crime such a soul-nourishing pleasure, even with all its darker edges and perilous turns, is reading Noah recount in brisk, warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism. . . . What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah. . . . Consider Born a Crime another such gift to her—and an enormous gift to the rest of us.” —USA Today “[Noah] thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother. . . . Their fierce bond makes this story soar.” —People

published on 20-11-2019 - 242 views
Les fabuleux pouvoirs des accords toltèques

Si vous lisez ce livre, c’est que vous avez probablement lu Les quatre accords toltèques de Don Miguel Ruiz… Peut-être même avez-vous lu ses autres livres ? Si ce n’est pas le cas, nous vous conseillons de les lire avant de lire celui-ci. Et vous avez certainement apprécié ce(s) livre(s) au point de vouloir en savoir davantage… Toujours plus ! ? Quand quelqu’un (un auteur) ou quelque chose (un livre) répond à nos besoins profonds et non satisfaits, nous plongeons et devenons « accrocs »… Êtes-vous accroc aux accords toltèques, à la Toltequilla, au chamanisme, à la sorcellerie (du moins celle qui constitue une authentique voie spirituelle) ? Dans ce cas, vous devriez vous régaler avec ce livre- ci…

published on 18-11-2019 - 167 views
Saisir la vrai vie

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published on 18-11-2019 - 149 views
Mon fils

LES  TROIS  DÉCLARATIONS  AUDIBLES  DE  DIEU   CONCERNANT JÉSUS-­‐CHRIST LES  TROIS  DÉCLARATIONS  AUDIBLES  DE  DIEU   CONCERNANT JÉSUS-­‐CHRIST

published on 18-11-2019 - 152 views
Cœur pur

La pureté est recherchée par tous ceux qui constatent qu’ils sont impurs. Mais le lavement du corps  ou  des mains ne peut pas enlever notre impureté devant Dieu.

published on 18-11-2019 - 173 views
Espérance

«#Je#connais,#moi,#les#desseins#que#je#forme#à#votre#sujet,#;;#oracle#de#l’Éternel#;;,#desseins#de# paix#et#non#de#malheur,#afin#de#vous#donner#un#avenir#fait#d’espérance.#»#(Jérémie#29:11)

published on 18-11-2019 - 136 views
Le renouvellement de l’intelligence 5

Dès  leur  arrivée,  ils  entrèrent  dans  la  synagogue  des  Juifs.  Ceux-­‐ci  avaient  de   meilleurs  sentiments  que  ceux  de  Thessalonique  ;  ils  reçurent  la  parole  avec   beaucoup  d’empressement,  et   ils  examinaient  chaque  jour  les  Écritures,   pour  voir  si  ce  qu’on  leur  disait  était  exact.  (Actes  17:10-­‐11)  

published on 18-11-2019 - 164 views
Le renouvellement de l’intelligence 4

Dès  leur  arrivée,  ils  entrèrent  dans  la  synagogue  des  Juifs.  Ceux-­‐ci  avaient  de   meilleurs  sentiments  que  ceux  de  Thessalonique  ;  ils  reçurent  la  parole  avec   beaucoup  d’empressement,  et   ils  examinaient  chaque  jour  les  Écritures,   pour  voir  si  ce  qu’on  leur  disait  était  exact.  (Actes  17:10-­‐11)  

published on 18-11-2019 - 200 views
Le renouvellement de l’intelligence 3

Dès  leur  arrivée,  ils  entrèrent  dans  la  synagogue  des  Juifs.  Ceux-­‐ci  avaient  de   meilleurs  sentiments  que  ceux  de  Thessalonique  ;  ils  reçurent  la  parole  avec   beaucoup  d’empressement,  et   ils  examinaient  chaque  jour  les  Écritures,   pour  voir  si  ce  qu’on  leur  disait  était  exact.  (Actes  17:10-­‐11)  

published on 18-11-2019 - 180 views