On the God of Love

Author: Tomáš Halík

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 0268100756

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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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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Author: Jeremiah Josey

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483659097

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

View: 6755

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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Author: Sandy Millar

Publisher: Alpha International

ISBN: 9781904074779

Category: Christianity

Page: 115

View: 1872

Sandy Millar is one of the most influential and respected Anglican vicars of his generation. As Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton, he has built up a church community famous the world over as the headquarters of the Alpha course. This collection of fascinating stories, anecdotes and illustrations from Sandy's teachings will amuse and encourage everyone seeking to grow in Christian faith. He talks about the life of Jesus, God's call to intimacy, the power of the Holy Spirit, the teaching of the Bible... all in short, pithy paragraphs. This book is a storehouse of Christian wisdom from one of its most inspirational practitioners.
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Stories

Author: Charles Baxter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101870028

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3524

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: James Montgomery Flagg

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486415611

Category: Non-Classifiable

Page: 64

View: 1184

Highly effective U.S. Army recruiting poster, a classic of poster art during World Wars I and II, is reproduced on the cover of this practical little notebook. For nostalgia buffs and poster lovers. 64 pages of ruled paper.
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Author: Heather Hardy

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490877479

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

View: 4267

You have a heavenly Father that loves you.
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Author: Solomon Scheele

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 161210309X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4941

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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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: 468

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: Rachel Brimble

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 150921805X

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 4485

When local journalist, Tori Peterson, fails to prevent a child abduction outside her niece’s school, her horror and guilt sparks a vow to do whatever it takes to get little Abby Brady home to her parents. While Tori battles the vile memories of her own kidnapping as a child, she accepts the help of widowed father, Mark Bolton. As he and Tori join forces with the local police, their attraction and intimacy grows…along with their fears for Abby. Links are uncovered between Abby’s disappearance and Tori’s kidnapping, and Tori is forced to accept the monster who held her captive is back. But this time, Tori is all grown up, and there is no way she will let him hurt another little girl.
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Author: Martina Reilly

Publisher: Hachette Ireland

ISBN: 144479440X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2296

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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Author: Kathy Love

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0758235798

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3003

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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discovering God's plan for wholeness in a broken world

Author: R. W. Schambach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781888361148

Category: Christian life

Page: 189

View: 3650

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Author: Merlin H Oliver

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490841776

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

View: 3111

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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How the Audacity of Dopes Is Ruining America

Author: D. L. Hughley,Michael Malice

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 030798625X

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 8318

A noted comedian argues that the United States is in a horrible situation, with low-ranking literacy and life expectancy, yet Americans remain complacent and do nothing to fix the problem, but now he is here to offer his witty, no-nonsense advice to put America on the road to betterment.
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Author: Jeremiah Josey

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483659097

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

View: 5682

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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Stories

Author: Charles Baxter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101870028

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5586

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: Pamela Sue Lowe

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491866853

Category: Religion

Page: 108

View: 4274

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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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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the evolution of the All-Volunteer Force

Author: Bernard Rostker

Publisher: Rand Corp

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 800

View: 1335

Should the U.S. reinstate the draft? With this inside look at the Pentagon and the White House, the author reviews the American military's transformation over the past thirty years into the world's finest fighting force, and describes why the volunteer force is still the best strategy for our national security. A vast archive of government documents on DVD allows readers to view exchanges between government officials at the highest level-including formally classified memorandum between Presidents and Secretaries of Defense-revealing for the first time the inner story of the All-Volunteer Force.
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