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Book The Mighty Storm

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  • Author : E. B. Staples
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2010-06-21
  • ISBN : 9781452027821
  • Pages : 170 pages

Download or read book The Mighty Storm written by E. B. Staples and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2010-06-21 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a collection of inspired poetry with photographs from travels abroad and artwork from the author’s son. The graphic illustrations noted in this collection give poetic imagery and form. The major patterns of Lyric Poetry noted include: (1) Japanese Haiku, the shortest form, consists of 17 syllables in three lines of 5-7-5 syllables. (2) The ode -- a longer, serious poem commemorating an important event – exudes feelings of praise and noteworthiness. (3) The elegy (related to eulogies) mulls on issues and events of life and death; it is often in obituaries and funeral services. Various poems reflect the elegy pattern as demonstrated by love poems expressing deep love. Others deal with life and death, and several are relating to current events in religion and politics. Most of the poems exhibit ode and elegy forms. Praiseworthy aspects of this poetry include the rhythm and the imagery engendered for the reader through word choices. This is strong and powerful collection of poems that will surely stir your soul. They draw in the reader to make one feel like you are right there living in the action portrayed so aptly in words. The poems in this volume incorporate a variety of styles, focus, content, knowledge, and emotions. I believe every reader will find something in this collection to stir the heart and stimulate the intellect. These poems are a bountiful treasure, extraordinarily powerful and thought-provoking.

Book What to Do When Your Storm Strikes

Download or read book What to Do When Your Storm Strikes written by Guy G. Goodell and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2017-05-26 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What to Do When Your Storm Strikes is the result of many years of ministry and problem solving in churches, evangelism, education, and missionary work. The book is basically an exposition of Acts 27, a description of Pauls trip to Rome at the end of his life. It also includes details of the lives of Christians who faced a personal tragedy so great that it threatened their faith.

Book Wasn   t That a Mighty Day

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  • Author : Luigi Monge
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2022-09-15
  • ISBN : 1496841778
  • Pages : 497 pages

Download or read book Wasn t That a Mighty Day written by Luigi Monge and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2022-09-15 with total page 497 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wasn’t That a Mighty Day: African American Blues and Gospel Songs on Disaster takes a comprehensive look at sacred and secular disaster songs, shining a spotlight on their historical and cultural importance. Featuring newly transcribed lyrics, the book offers sustained attention to how both Black and white communities responded to many of the tragic events that occurred before the mid-1950s. Through detailed textual analysis, Luigi Monge explores songs on natural disasters (hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes); accidental disasters (sinkings, fires, train wrecks, explosions, and air disasters); and infestations, epidemics, and diseases (the boll weevil, the jake leg, and influenza). Analyzed songs cover some of the most well-known disasters of the time period from the sinking of the Titanic and the 1930 drought to the Hindenburg accident, and more. Thirty previously unreleased African American disaster songs appear in this volume for the first time, revealing their pertinence to the relevant disasters. By comparing the song lyrics to critical moments in history, Monge is able to explore how deeply and directly these catastrophes affected Black communities; how African Americans in general, and blues and gospel singers in particular, faced and reacted to disaster; whether these collective tragedies prompted different reactions among white people and, if so, why; and more broadly, how the role of memory in recounting and commenting on historical and cultural facts shaped African American society from 1879 to 1955.

Book Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament

Download or read book Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament written by G. Johannes Botterweck and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 1974 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This multivolume work is still proving to be as fundamental to Old Testament studies as its companion set, the Kittel-Friedrich Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, has been to New Testament studies. Beginning with father, and continuing through the alphabet, the TDOT volumes present in-depth discussions of the key Hebrew and Aramaic words in the Old Testament. Leading scholars of various religious traditions (including Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Greek Orthodox, and Jewish) and from many parts of the world (Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States) have been carefully selected for each article by editors Botterweck, Ringgren, and Fabry and their consultants, George W. Anderson, Henri Cazelles, David Noel Freedman, Shemaryahu Talmon, and Gerhard Wallis. The intention of the writers is to concentrate on meaning, starting from the more general, everyday senses and building to an understanding of theologically significant concepts. To avoid artificially restricting the focus of the articles, TDOT considers under each keyword the larger groups of words that are related linguistically or semantically. The lexical work includes detailed surveys of a word s occurrences, not only in biblical material but also in other ancient Near Eastern writings. Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian, Ethiopic, Ugaritic, and Northwest Semitic sources are surveyed, among others, as well as the Qumran texts and the Septuagint; and in cultures where no cognate word exists, the authors often consider cognate ideas. TDOT s emphasis, though, is on Hebrew terminology and on biblical usage. The contributors employ philology as well as form-critical and traditio-historical methods, with the aim of understanding the religious statements in the Old Testament. Extensive bibliographical information adds to the value of this reference work. This English edition attempts to serve the needs of Old Testament students without the linguistic background of more advanced scholars; it does so, however, without sacrificing the needs of the latter. Ancient scripts (Hebrew, Greek, etc.) are regularly transliterated in a readable way, and meanings of foreign words are given in many cases where the meanings might be obvious to advanced scholars. Where the Hebrew text versification differs from that of English Bibles, the English verse appears in parentheses. Such features will help all earnest students of the Bible to avail themselves of the manifold theological insights contained in this monumental work.

Book Go to Nineveh

    Book Details:
  • Author : Steven Bob
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2013-07-09
  • ISBN : 1620326663
  • Pages : 172 pages

Download or read book Go to Nineveh written by Steven Bob and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2013-07-09 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book of Jonah remains an engaging part of the religious lives of Jews and Christians. On the human level, the dramatic story speaks to us of the possibility of second chances in our lives. On the spiritual level, it describes the paths an individual and a people can take leading them back to God.Medieval Jewish commentaries unfold new perspectives of meaning beyond the surface of the biblical text. In explaining the verses of the book of Jonah, the commentators explore many core topics, including human nature, our relationship with God, the interaction of Jews and gentiles, and the meaning of our lives. This book offers the first full English translation of the commentaries of Rashi, Ibn Ezra, Kimchi, Abarbanel, and Malbim. It also provides an explanation of their comments, making them accessible to contemporary Western readers. Until now one needed a high level of Hebrew to explore these works. Go to Nineveh opens this world to the modern English reader. The book also includes the author's own modern commentary, considering questions not raised by earlier commentators.

Book Willing to Be Forgotten

Download or read book Willing to Be Forgotten written by Thomas Harley and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2013-04 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do you live life that others may make much of you, or that they might make much of another? Do you point endlessly to you, or do you in every way point to Jesus Christ? John the Baptist understood that he must diminish as Jesus came onto the scene, simply for this reason: it was all about him - it was all about Jesus. Just as a friend of the bridegroom wouldn't become jealous or enraged when the bridegroom's time had come, and all attention was now paid to the bridegroom instead, so John understood that he must not become jealous of the ministry of the Christ. Imagine if a friend of a bridegroom at a wedding would, in the middle of the ceremony, stand up and make a scene to draw attention because no one was looking at him. How could they all be looking at the bridegroom on this day, and not at him? His would be a misplaced estimation of who the day is all about. God created everything for himself, yet we live our lives much like we are no friend of the bridegroom, as if we are no lovers of the living God. We strive endlessly over possessions, and we don't possess him, nor do we care to. We care more that we have been dishonored than that we have dishonored him, and horrifically so. We care more that others might recognize our gifts and talents than we are concerned that we use them for the purposes for which he gave them to us. We live lives out of fear rather than out of confidence in him, and in this we betray the name. Again, we look only inward. We still live and talk as though it is all about us. We still have desires that are all about us. The flesh is not yet sanctified and is not fully given over to him. This is a herald's call to become less so that he might become more in us, through us, and in the world. This is a call for many to become true friends of the bridegroom. This is a call to become willing to be forgotten, so that he might be remembered forever. This is a call to find my joy completed only when and once it is completed in him.

Book Second Witness  Analytical and Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon

Download or read book Second Witness Analytical and Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon written by Brant A. Gardner and published by Greg Kofford Books. This book was released on 2007-09-01 with total page 442 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stop looking for the Book of Mormon in Mesoamerica and start looking for Mesoamerica in the Book of Mormon! Second Witness, a new six-volume series from Greg Kofford Books, takes a detailed, verse-by-verse look at the Book of Mormon. It marshals the best of modern scholarship and new insights into a consistent picture of the Book of Mormon as a historical document. Taking a faithful but scholarly approach to the text and reading it through the insights of linguistics, anthropology, and ethnohistory, the commentary approaches the text from a variety of perspectives: how it was created, how it relates to history and culture, and what religious insights it provides. The commentary accepts the best modern scholarship, which focuses on a particular region of Mesoamerica as the most plausible location for the Book of Mormon’s setting. For the first time, that location—its peoples, cultures, and historical trends—are used as the backdrop for reading the text. The historical background is not presented as proof, but rather as an explanatory context. The commentary does not forget Mormon’s purpose in writing. It discusses the doctrinal and theological aspects of the text and highlights the way in which Mormon created it to meet his goal of “convincing . . . the Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God.”

Book God s Wider Presence

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  • Author : Robert K. Johnston
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release : 2014-10-14
  • ISBN : 1441246282
  • Pages : 256 pages

Download or read book God s Wider Presence written by Robert K. Johnston and published by Baker Academic. This book was released on 2014-10-14 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What are we to make of those occasional yet illuminating experiences of God's presence that occur outside both church and Scripture? We may encounter God's revelatory presence as we experience a beautiful sunset, the birth of a child, or a work of art, music, or literature. While theologians have tended to describe such experiences abstractly as mere traces or echoes, those involved often recognize such moments of transcendence as transformative. Here senior theologian Robert Johnston explores how Christians should think theologically about God's wider revelatory presence that is mediated outside the church through creation, conscience, and culture. The book offers a robust, constructive biblical theology of general revelation, rooting its insights in the broader Trinitarian work of the Spirit. Drawing in part from the author's theological engagement with film and the arts, the book helps Christians understand personal moments of experiencing God's transcendence and accounts for revelatory experiences of those outside the believing community. It also shows how God's revelatory presence can impact our interaction with nonbelievers and those of other faiths.

Book Words beginning with PE  PI  PU

Download or read book Words beginning with PE PI PU written by Jaan Puhvel and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2013-10-14 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Hittite Etymological Dictionary is a comprehensive compendium of the vocabulary of Hittite, one of the great languages of the Ancient Near East, and of paramount importance for comparative Indo-European studies. Since the start of publication, as evidenced by frequency of reference and quotation, this work has become an important tool for study and research in Hittite, Ancient Anatolian, and Indo-European linguistics. Volume 9 of the dictionary deals with words beginning with PE, PI, PU.

Book Art and Meaning

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  • Author : Alan J. Hauser
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 1982-06-01
  • ISBN : 0567405249
  • Pages : 266 pages

Download or read book Art and Meaning written by Alan J. Hauser and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 1982-06-01 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Biblical authors were artists of language who created their meaning through their verbal artistry, their rhetoric. These twelve essays see meaning as ultimately inseparable from art and seek to understand the biblical literature with sensitivity to the writer's craft. Contents: David Clines, The Arguments of Job's Friends. George Coats, A Moses Legend in Numbers 12. Charles Davis, The Literary Structure of Luke 1-2. Cheryl Exum, A Literary Approach to Isaiah 28. David Gunn, Plot, Character and Theology in Exodus 1-14. Alan Hauser, Intimacy and Alienation in Genesis 2-3. Charles Isbell, Story Lines and Key Words in Exodus 1-2. Martin Kessler, Methodology for Rhetorical Criticism. John Kselman, A Rhetorical Study of Psalm 22. Kenneth Kuntz, Rhetorical Criticism and Isaiah 51.1-16. Ann Vater, Form and Rhetorical Criticism in Exodus 7-11. Edwin Webster, Pattern in the Fourth Gospel.

Book Preaching the Gospels Without Blaming the Jews

Download or read book Preaching the Gospels Without Blaming the Jews written by Ronald James Allen and published by Westminster John Knox Press. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In this commentary on the Gospel readings in the Revised Common Lectionary, Allen and Williamson call attention to ways in which the lections are continuous with the theology, values, and practices of Judaism and reflect critically on the caricatures in the readings. They explain the polemics in their first-century setting but criticize them historically and theologically. They also suggest ways that preachers can help their congregations move beyond these contentious themes to a greater sense of kinship and shared mission with Judaism."--BOOK JACKET.

Book Kingdom s Quest

Download or read book Kingdom s Quest written by Chuck Black and published by Multnomah. This book was released on 2009-05-27 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: He was called to fulfill a mighty quest, filled with fierce battles. A quest to bring hope to the kingdom… Having narrowly escaped death at the hands of the evil Shadow Warriors, Sir Gavin is given a new name by the Prince to signify his new allegiance–to the cause of the one he once swore to kill. Called to share this message to everyone in the land of Arrethtrae, Sir Gavinaugh takes up his sword and embarks on an epic journey. Winning hearts and minds with the power of his words and his skill with a sword, Gavinaugh travels from one end of the kingdom to the other, telling Outdwellers about the Prince, convincing them to join him. And though Gavinaugh is at times beaten, thrown in prison, or stranded far from home, the Prince himself guides his words, his sword, and his pilgrimage. Journey to Arrethtrae, where the King and His Son implement a bold plan to save their kingdom; where courage, faith, and loyalty stand tall in the face of opposition; where good will not bow to evil–and the Prince’s chosen messenger speaks boldly of his quest.

Book 50 WESTERNS  Vol  1

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  • Author : Ernest Haycox
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release : 2022-01-04
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 11297 pages

Download or read book 50 WESTERNS Vol 1 written by Ernest Haycox and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2022-01-04 with total page 11297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Buckle up and get ready to go on a memorable adventure with our best-ever Western classics. Contents: Man in the Saddle (Ernest Haycox) Canyon Passage (Ernest Haycox) Trail Smoke (Ernest Haycox) Winnetou (Karl May) The Bandit of Hell's Bend (Edgar Rice Burroughs) The Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County (Edgar Rice Burroughs) The War Chief (Edgar Rice Burroughs) Apache Devil (Edgar Rice Burroughs) Riders of the Purple Sage (Zane Grey) The Rainbow Trail (Zane Grey) The Spirit of the Border (Zane Grey) The Untamed (Max Brand) The Night Horseman (Max Brand) The Seventh Man (Max Brand) The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains (Owen Wister) The Last of the Mohicans (James Fenimore Cooper) The Prairie (James Fenimore Cooper) Chip, of the Flying U (B. M. Bower) The Flying U Ranch (B. M. Bower) The Flying U's Last Stand (B. M. Bower) Cabin Fever (B. M. Bower) Rimrock Trail (J. Allan Dunn) The 'Breckinridge Elkins' Series (Robert E. Howard) The Outcasts of Poker Flat (Bret Harte) The Luck of Roaring Camp (Bret Harte) Heart of the West (O. Henry) White Fang (Jack London) The Wolf Hunters (James Oliver Curwood) The Two-Gun Man (Charles Alden Seltzer) The Boss of the Lazy Y (Charles Alden Seltzer) The Law of the Land (Emerson Hough) The Short Cut (Jackson Gregory) Whispering Smith (Frank H. Spearman) The Outlet (Andy Adams) Reed Anthony, Cowman: An Autobiography (Andy Adams) A Texas Cow Boy (Charles Siringo) The Hidden Children (Robert W. Chambers) The Way of an Indian (Frederic Remington) The Bridge of the Gods (Frederic Homer Balch) The Desert Trail (Dane Coolidge) Hidden Water (Dane Coolidge) That Girl Montana (Marah Ellis Ryan) The Long Dim Trail (Forrestine C. Hooker) A Voice in the Wilderness (Grace Livingston Hill) The Rules of the Game (Stewart Edward White) John Brent (Theodore Winthrop) The Lions of the Lord (Harry Leon Wilson) A Tale of the Western Plains (G. A. Henty)…

Book Inscriptions of the Iron Age

Download or read book Inscriptions of the Iron Age written by John David Hawkins and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 678 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is an edition of the Hieroglyphic inscriptions of the Late Hittite states of Turkey and Syria. These inscriptions, surviving largely on stone, include monuments of kings to their reigns and works as well as the humbler memorials of subordinates. A few precious survivals of documents in the form of lead strips give us a different type of document: letters and economic texts. Recent discoveries have improved the decipherment and understanding of these inscriptions to a point where new and comprehensive translations can be offered, and the presentation of this in English will make them available for the first time to the wide audience of the English-speaking world. At the same time we are in a position to present more reliable texts than those which have appeared in editions hitherto regarded as standard.

Book the New England Historical Geneology

Download or read book the New England Historical Geneology written by and published by . This book was released on 1885 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: