Über den Gott der Liebe

Author: Tomás Halík

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451807254

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Was können wir mit religiösen Aussagen über die Liebe heute noch anfangen? Manchen klingen sie wie Sätze aus einer schon längst vergessenen Sprache. Beispielsweise das Gebot Jesu, dass wir auch unsere Feinde lieben sollen. Diese und andere Fragen greift Tomáš Halík auf und erinnert an die Definition der Liebe, die dem heiligen Augustinus zugeschrieben wird: Lieben heißt: Ich will, dass du bist. Halíks Erkenntnis lautet, dass es für den Christen nicht so wichtig ist, ob er an Gott glaubt, sondern ob er Gott liebt, das heißt, ob er sich danach sehnt, dass Gott ist – nicht im Sinne eines Wunsches, sondern einer existenziellen Überzeugung. Und in übertragener Weise gilt das auch für die Liebe zum Menschen. Ein nachdenkliches Buch über das tiefe Wesen der Liebe.
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On the God of Love

Author: Tomáš Halík

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 0268100756

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 4893

In his two previous books translated into English, Patience with God and Night of the Confessor, best-selling Czech author and theologian Tomáš Halík focused on the relationship between faith and hope. Now, in I Want You to Be, Halík examines the connection between faith and love, meditating on a statement attributed to St. Augustine—amo, volo ut sis, “I love you: I want you to be”—and its importance for contemporary Christian practice. Halík suggests that because God is not an object, love for him must be expressed through love of human beings. He calls for Christians to avoid isolating themselves from secular modernity and recommends instead that they embrace an active and loving engagement with nonbelievers through acts of servitude. At the same time, Halík critiques the drive for mere material success and suggests that love must become more than a private virtue in contemporary society. I Want You to Be considers the future of Western society, with its strong division between Christian and secular traditions, and recommends that Christians think of themselves as partners with nonbelievers. Halik’s distinctive style is to present profound insights on religious themes in an accessible way to a lay audience. As in previous books, this volume links spiritual and theological/philosophical topics with a tentative diagnosis of our times. This is theology written on one’s knees; Halik is as much a spiritual writer as a theologian. I Want You to Be will interest both general and scholarly readers interested in questions of secularism and Christianity in modern life.
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The Evolution of the All-Volunteer Force

Author: Bernard D. Rostker,K. C. Yeh

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833040688

Category: Political Science

Page: 832

View: 4662

As U.S. military forces appear overcommitted and some ponder a possible return to the draft, the timing is ideal for a review of how the American military transformed itself over the past five decades, from a poorly disciplined force of conscripts and draft-motivated "volunteers" to a force of professionals revered throughout the world. Starting in the early 1960s, this account runs through the current war in Iraq, with alternating chapters on the history of the all-volunteer force and the analytic background that supported decisionmaking. The author participated as an analyst and government policymaker in many of the events covered in this book. His insider status and access offer a behind-the-scenes look at decisionmaking within the Pentagon and White House. The book includes a foreword by former Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird. The accompanying DVD contains more than 1,700 primary-source documents-government memoranda, Presidential memos and letters, staff papers, and reports-linked directly from citations in the electronic version of the book. This unique technology presents a treasure trove of materials for specialists, researchers, and students of military history, public administration, and government affairs to draw upon.
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Author: Solomon Scheele

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 161210309X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9518

When is a fantasy not a fantasy? When it tells the story of the true secret desire of every man - whether he's made a deal with Satan or not.Excerpt Killing the black cock had been unpleasant enough, but draining the blood out of him was really a gruesome business. I caught the blood in an empty milk container. When I couldn't squeeze another drop out I pulled the three longest tail feathers, just as the Grimoire said. I didn't really believe the spell would work, but I was following the book to the letter. I threw the body of the bird aside and swiftly sharpened the tail feathers, fearful that the blood in the milk container would coagulate. It did harden rapidly, but there was enough liquid for me to draw the pentagram on my living room floor. That did it, I thought. I glanced into the open Grimoire again. The faded writing was hard to read ... oh, yes. I threw the container and the remainder of the blood onto the smouldering charcoal in my fireplace. The wax caught fire and a flame shot up. I swallowed hard and stared at the empty pentagram. Now . . . The telephone rang.
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Author: Jessica Hawkins

Publisher: 518 Books, Inc.

ISBN: 099881556X

Category: Fiction

Page: 398

View: 2315

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica; min-height: 16.0px} span.s1 {font: 12.0px Helvetica} "An intelligently written, sexy, feel-good romance that packs an emotional punch…”—USA Today's HEA There’s a thin line between love and hate . . . and it cuts right through the middle of their office. Bad boys run right over good girls like Georgina Keller, but after a confidence-shattering breakup, she’s determined not to let anyone at her new workplace push her around. Especially not the brooding creative director, a “bad boy of publishing” who’s made it clear she’s enemy #1. Sebastian Quinn's taste for fast cars, late nights, and beautiful women may have gotten him to the top of a leading New York magazine, but the reputation that made him is suddenly threatening to end his career. And even though everyone says pretty, pint-sized Georgina is there to help, he can’t help thinking she’s hoping to land the final blow—and maybe even his job. Georgina can help Modern Man shed its bad reputation, but in order to do that, she’ll have to start at the top—and no amount of rakish charm or inconvenient attraction will distract her.
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Author: Kathy Love

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0758235798

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Destiny May Not Be Set In Stone, But At Least He's As Hard As A Rock Erika Todd moved to New Orleans because she needed a change--and, well, yes, because that's what the fortune teller said she would do. Not that she'd admit that to many people. But so many of the psychic's predictions--about her work, even finding that stray black cat--have already come true. Now all the lonely sculptor needs is to meet and fall in love with the prophesized dark-eyed prince. . . Reclusive musician Vittorio Ridgewood has a new neighbor he's been trying to avoid. Sure, she's gorgeous, but she's coming on strong, and the last thing the 200-year-old vampire needs is to get involved with another mortal. Especially since several of his former human paramours have lately been turning up dead. . . Sensing the relentless beauty needs someone to watch over her, Vittorio agrees to sit for a sculpture, and their attraction to one another quickly ignites. But is passion even this hot worth dying for?
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Author: Heather Hardy

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490877479

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

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You have a heavenly Father that loves you.
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Author: Merlin H Oliver

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490841776

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

View: 5541

The tides of evil are rapidly advancing through the seven mountains of society, leaving behind debris, destruction, and death. Their purposeful advance seems to be forcing the body of Christ into abject surrender and the belief that there's nothing that can be done. This is reminiscent of Goliath taunting King Saul and his beleaguered army into accepting submission, until a skinny shepherd boy who understood the covenant sauntered in. This is an end-time call to live a devoted life in the Spirit to establish kingdom authority and mdash;a life in the Spirit in which encroaching evil may retreat and victory may be accomplished daily. and bull; Love one another through divine submission: the love of the Spirit. and bull; Walk in the unity of the Spirit. and bull; Live a life of repentance and forgiveness. and bull; Pursue the restoration of all things. and bull; Unite love-sick worshipers who cry out for the King's return.
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Author: Eva Gabrielsson

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609803647

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 211

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Here is the real inside story—not the one about the Stieg Larsson phenomenon, but rather the love story of a man and a woman whose lives came to be guided by politics and love, coffee and activism, writing and friendship. Only one person in the world knows that story well enough to tell it with authority. Her name is Eva Gabrielsson. Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg Larsson shared everything, starting when they were both eighteen until his untimely death thirty-two years later at the age of fifty. In “There Are Things I Want You to Know” about Stieg Larsson and Me, Eva Gabrielsson accepts the daunting challenge of telling the story of their shared life steeped in love and sharpened in the struggle for justice and human rights. She chooses to tell it in short, spare, lyrical chapters, like snapshots, regaling Larsson’s readers with the inside account of how he wrote, why he wrote, who the sources were for Lisbeth and his other characters—graciously answering Stieg Larsson’s readers’ most pressing questions—and at the same time telling us the things we didn’t know we wanted to know—about love and loss, death, betrayal, and the mistreatment of women.
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Author: Jeremiah Josey

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483659097

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

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Here's What I Want You To Know is a touching story of love and compassion that depicts the life and times of Jeremiah, an autistic child and, through him, all the world's autistic children. This vibrantly illustrated picture book gives readers a humanizing tale that dispels the stigma, judgment and prejudice which society has branded these children. Authors Jeremiah Josey and Simone Greggs portrays their inherent humanity through Jeremiah's tale, showing readers that they are innocent souls with thoughts and feelings, the children of loving parents, sons and daughters with dreams, hopes and aspirations, deserving compassion and, most of all, understanding.
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How the Audacity of Dopes Is Ruining America

Author: D.L. Hughley,Michael Malice

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0307986268

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 7936

“Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth to see it like it is, and tell it like it is.” —Richard Nixon “I believe America is the solution to the world’s problems.” —Rush Limbaugh “SHUT THE F#CK UP.” —D. L. Hughley The American dream is in dire need of a wake-up call. A f*cked up society is like an addict: if you are in denial, then things are going to keep getting worse until you hit bottom. According to D. L. Hughley, that's the direction in which America is headed. In I Want You to Shut the F*ck Up, D.L. explains how we've become a nation of fat sissies playing Chicken Little, but in reverse: The sky is falling, but we're supposed to act like everything's fine. D.L. just points out the sobering facts: there is no standard of living by which we are the best. In terms of life expectancy, we're 36th--tied with Cuba; in terms of literacy, we're 20th--behind Kazakhstan. We sit here laughing at Borat, but the Kazakhs are sitting in their country reading. Things are bad now and they're only going to get worse. Unless, of course, you sit down, shut the f*ck up, and listen to what D. L. Hughley has to say. I Want You to Shut the F*ck Up is a slap to the political senses, a much needed ass-kicking of the American sense of entitlement. In these pages, D. L. Hughley calls it like he sees it, offering his hilarious yet insightful thoughts on: - Our supposedly post-racial society - The similarities between America the superpower and the drunk idiot at the bar - Why Bill Clinton is more a product of a black upbringing than Barack Obama - That apologizing is not the answer to controversy, especially when you meant what you said - Why civil rights leaders are largely to blame for black people not being represented on television - Why getting your ghetto pass revoked should be seen as a good thing, not something to be ashamed of - And how hard it is to be married to a black woman
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Author: Pamela Sue Lowe

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 149186687X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 108

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God has been revealing to me that writing is an effective way for me to share my heart with Him; I feel encouraged to use it as a way to share his love and my faith in him with you. I have spent the majority of my life searching desperately for the missing piece to complete my life puzzle. The discovery of my life has been made....Jesus. From the bottom of my heart to the top of the highest mountain, I would like to proclaim to everyone who is alive, ?God loves you! God wants to be close to you! You are created for HIM! He his waiting with open arms and unending love for you! God forgives you! We can approach God with confidence in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The idea of this book grew from a seed planted in my heart on November 9, 2012. While reading II Kings, God revealed to me an important role in my Christian life. God tells of King Hezekiah, who was aware of God's presence in past events, had a personal relationship with God via a powerful prayer life, and trusted in God's help for current events in his life. One thing he lacked was his concern for future generations. God convicted my heart that I was lacking this as well. Not sure what to do, I prayed that God would show me. A book. Since I will not be around forever to share my faith with future generations, I can share my faith through a book. This is the first and possibly the only book I will write; I will leave that up to God. This is a collection of prayers and writings regarding some truths God has revealed to me. An invitation to you...to draw near, speak to God about what is on your heart, then be still, and know that He is God. This is the sacrifice God wants from us. He wants us to share our heart with him and trust him and his word to guide our lives. Talk to God about anything you would a family member, best friend, co-worker, etc. God wants us to come to Him first.
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Stories

Author: Charles Baxter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101870028

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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From one of the great masters of the contemporary short story, here is an astonishing collection that showcases Charles Baxter’s unique ability to unveil the remarkable in the seemingly inconsequential moments of an eerie yet familiar life. Penetrating and prophetic, the ten inter-related stories in There’s Something I Want You to Do are held together by a surreally intricate web of cause and effect—one that slowly ensnares both fictional bystanders and enraptured readers. Benny, an architect and hopeless romantic, is robbed on his daily walk along the Mississippi River, and the blow of a baseball bat to the back of his knee feels like a strike from God. A drug dealer named Black Bird reads Othello while waiting for customers in a bar. Elijah, a pediatrician and the father of two, is visited nightly by visions of Alfred Hitchcock. Meanwhile, a dog won’t stop barking, a passenger on a transatlantic flight reads aloud from the book of Psalms during turbulence, and a scream carries itself through the early-morning Minneapolis air. As the collection progresses, we delve more deeply into the private lives of these characters, exploring their fears, fantasies, and obsessions. They appear and reappear, performing praiseworthy and loathsome acts in equal measure in response to the request—or demand—lodged in each story’s center. The result is a portrait of human nature as seen from the tightrope that spans the distance between dreams and waking life—a portrait that could have arisen only from Baxter’s singular vision. Readers will be stunned by his uncanny understanding of human attraction and left to puzzle over the meaning of virtue and the unpredictable and mysterious ways in which we behave. From the Hardcover edition.
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Author: Martina Reilly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144479440X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A poignant, heartwarming novel of love, loss and hope for the future, for fans of Me Before You. How do you pick up the pieces after the worst has happened? When Nick Deegan's wife, Kate, dies, leaving him with two small children to raise alone, he has no idea how he'll manage. But on the day of her funeral, he discovers a book Kate left for him, Things I Want You to Know. Her instructions for raising Emma and Liam without her give him comfort, but her other plans for him seem much more daunting... Five dates with five different women. Nick isn't sure his heart is in it...but as he tries to follow Kate's careful instructions, he slowly realises that it's not romance Kate wanted him to find, but something far more important. Will Nick find the courage to take a second chance?
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discovering God's plan for wholeness in a broken world

Author: R. W. Schambach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781888361148

Category: Christian life

Page: 189

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Author: Lorelei James

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451492757

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9845

New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James kicks-off her Want You Series with a Lund family cousin hot enough to melt the ice and mend a broken heart. Former NHL star Jaxson Lund has returned to the Twin Cities, but he's at loose ends, unsure if he belongs at Lund Industries, or where he stands with Lucy, his ex-girlfriend and mother of his daughter, Mimi. Despite the signs she'd like to leave him in the penalty box, the attraction burning between them reinforces his determination to prove that he deserves a second chance... Lucy Quade is in a good place with a steady job, a nice apartment, and a well-adjusted daughter, which is why she's hesitant when Jax insists on co-parenting. It's not that Lucy doesn't trust Jax...she's just unconvinced he can handle multiple responsibilities when he's been singularly focused on playing hockey. But when issues arise with Mimi, Lucy's shocked at how levelheaded and paternal he acts, giving her a glimpse of the Jax she used to know, the sexy, sweet man she fell for years ago. Once Lucy lets her guard down, Jax goes all in to show her how good they are together, but will their past remain too large an obstacle to ever overcome?
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Author: Erika Kelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698180402

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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From the award-winning author of You Really Got Me comes the next romance in her red-hot Rock Star Romance series, about a rocker who lives for his music—and loves with all his heart. Derek Valencia finally has the success he’s worked so hard for. His band is touring its debut album and great reviews are rolling in. But when pictures of him tossing naked groupies off a balcony go viral, it’s damage-control time. He’s assigned a “babysitter” whose sole job is to keep him out of trouble. Violet Davis swore she’d never work in the music industry again, but being a minder for a rock star will earn her enough to pay off the mortgage on her wildflower farm. And for a girl brought up in the foster care system, owning her own home means more to her than anything. Though at first the two bang heads, the rocker and the farm girl soon grow close and realize that they make sweet music together. But can a girl who craves the stability of life on a farm really make it work with a man whose life is spent on the road with his band?
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A Layman's Search for the Church Representing the Teachings of Jesus of Nazareth

Author: James J. Jordan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781410771025

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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What did Jesus say about his birth in a manger attended by wisemen and angels? How did he describe his seat at Gods right hand on a celestial throne? Did he really claim to be Gods only son to be worshiped as one third of a three headed Deity? This book is destined to become one of the many pathways to help revitalize Christianity. Compelling insights, meaningful resources and important revelations of over 100 well-known Jesus scholars, authors and learned professors of religion from around the world are provided. This is not, however, a theological discourse for scholarly debate. It is written by a Christian layman for the everyday normal church attendees who are searching, thinking, curious and open to newer and deeper loving relationships with God and Jesus. Much of the knowledge and thinking about the essence of what Jesus taught about the Kingdom of God, (Realm of the Spirit) is explored. The book expands the readers awareness of new ways to see what Jesus said about Gods love and its potential for each person. Hopefully church people who are developing doubts about their childhood teachings will find new insights in the teachings of Jesus within the Christian Church.
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