Category : Religion
Editor : Ballantine Books
ISBN : 9780307798619
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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“Karen Armstrong is a genius.”—A. N. Wilson As the foundation stone of the Jewish and Christian scriptures, The Book of Genesis unfolds some of the most arresting stories of world literature—the Creation; Adam and Eve; Cain and Abel; the sacrifice of Isaac. Yet the meaning of Genesis remains enigmatic. In this fascinating volume, Karen Armstrong, author of the highly acclaimed bestseller A History of God, brilliantly illuminates the mysteries and profundities of this mystifying work. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Armstrong's Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. “A lyrical chronicle of one woman's wrestling with Genesis that can serve as a guide to others . . . As notable for its scholarship as it is for its honesty and vulnerability.”—Publishers Weekly “Armstrong can simplify complex ideas, but she is never simplistic.”—The New York Times Book Review

Category : Bibles
Editor :
ISBN : 0310422884
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A reasonably priced, quality black hardcover pew and ministry Bible featuring a large 12-point font.

Category : Philosophy
Editor : Princeton University Press
ISBN : 9780691191683
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The Book of Samuel is universally acknowledged as one of the supreme achievements of biblical literature. Yet the book's anonymous author was more than an inspired storyteller. The author was also an uncannily astute observer of political life and the moral compromises and contradictions that the struggle for power inevitably entails. The Beginning of Politics mines the story of Israel's first two kings to unearth a natural history of power, providing a forceful new reading of what is arguably the first and greatest work of Western political thought. Moshe Halbertal and Stephen Holmes show how the beautifully crafted narratives of Saul and David cut to the core of politics, exploring themes that resonate wherever political power is at stake. Through stories such as Saul's madness, David's murder of Uriah, the rape of Tamar, and the rebellion of Absalom, the book's author deepens our understanding not only of the necessity of sovereign rule but also of its costs--to the people it is intended to protect and to those who wield it. What emerges from the meticulous analysis of these narratives includes such themes as the corrosive grip of power on those who hold and compete for power; the ways in which political violence unleashed by the sovereign on his own subjects is rooted in the paranoia of the isolated ruler and the deniability fostered by hierarchical action through proxies; and the intensity with which the tragic conflict between political loyalty and family loyalty explodes when the ruler's bloodline is made into the guarantor of the all-important continuity of sovereign power.--

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781481420051
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Love proves ancient as time itself in this prehistoric adventure romance from critically acclaimed Tripods author John Christopher. In the beginning, many, many years ago, there were two tribes. Dom was a boy from the hunting tribe, and Va was a girl from the farming tribe. The two tribes fought, but that couldn’t stop Dom and Va from falling in love. In the midst of battle, Dom escapes and takes Va with him. Together, they journey across the stark landscape of eons past, learning about the harsh and aggressive world around them even as they learn more about the creative and peaceful feelings within themselves. In the Beginning includes the prequel short story “In the Beginning” and the novel Dom and Va, and marks a captivating departure from John Christopher’s other, futuristic work: this is a tale of the distant past, and of a beginning that represents the conflicts inherent in human nature—and the dark and light in all of us.

Category : Bibles
Editor : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN : 0802136109
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Hailed as "the most radical repackaging of the Bible since Gutenberg", these Pocket Canons give an up-close look at each book of the Bible.

Category : Religion
Editor : IVP Books
ISBN : UOM:39015007026514
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Henri Blocher argues that our primary task in the quest for origins is to discover what the opening chapters of Genesis originally meant. Taking into account a vast array of scholarship, Blocher provides a detailed study of creation week, the image of God, the significance of gender, the garden covenant, the Fall and more.

Category : Religion
Editor : New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN : 9780890514610
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Information is the cornerstone of life, yet it is something people don't often think about. In his fascinating new book, In the Beginning Was Information, Dr. Werner Gitt helps the reader see how the very presence of information reveals a Designer.

Category : Creation
Editor : Beaming Books
ISBN : 150645240X
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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In the Beginning combines kid-friendly text, adapted from the book of Genesis, with a colorful pop-up treatment by world-renowned paper artist Agostino Traini, whose work celebrates the earth and reminds kids of God's presence everywhere.

Category : Bibles
Editor : Chronicle Books
ISBN : 9781452166704
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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From Genesis to the Book of Daniel, this ebook recounts 35 stories from the Old Testament in a modern and inviting way, combining spirited illustrations with spare, eloquent prose. Acclaimed illustrator Serge Bloch expertly captures the many scenes in these beloved tales, conveying extraordinary breadth of emotion and action in his seemingly simple drawings. Biblical expert Frédéric Boyer and poet and translator Cole Swensen contribute accessible and enlightening text, further illuminating the stories with notes on their history and symbolism. Full of contemporary resonance, here are universal stories of love, anger, betrayal, faith, and courage—revealed in a way that encourages readers of all ages and faiths to engage with them anew.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : WorthyKids
ISBN : 9781546033905
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A mysterious scroll transports a brother and sister back in time to God's creation of the world in the first installment of this action-packed chapter book series for emerging readers. The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series follows siblings Peter and Mary and their dog, Hank, as they discover ancient scrolls that transport them back to key moments in biblical history. In the first adventure in the series, Peter and Mary find themselves witnesses to the creation of the world just as God is speaking it into existence. Can they unlock the mystery of the scrolls before they get trapped in history forever? Children will discover the answer as the two characters ride rhinos, meet the angel Michael, and talk to a certain snake in the Garden of Eden. Riveting text and engaging illustrations bring this beloved Bible story to riotous life.