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The Wormwood Prophecy: NASA, Donald Trump, and a Cosmic Cover-up ...
by Thomas Horn

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English

Pages

274

Publication Date

December 03, 2019

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<b>Does the Bible predict an asteroid鈥r something else?</b><br /> 聽<br /> This book will challenge your聽interpretation of end-times theology and help you sharpen your understanding in light of current times.<br /> 聽<br /><b>Does Revelation 8:10鈥?1 describe an asteroid?</b><br /> Is the Wormwood star from Revelation 8 already headed toward Earth? Are NASA and high-level government officials aware of an asteroid that is on a collision course with our planet? Is that why President Trump sanctioned a colossal increase to planetary defense? Do the prophecies from ancient cultures and religions across the globe all point to a catastrophic planetary event that has scientists and politicians taking extreme preventative measures under the public radar?<br /> 聽<br /> Earth is not currently prepared for the scope of impact that may be just around the corner, and people in high places know it鈥?lt;br /> But what will the biblical Wormwood actually be? Traditional scholarly interpretation claims it will be an asteroid. Others postulate that the eschatological poisoning of one-third of all Earth's waters and the devastation of our planet's ecology might not be as detectable as we may believe: it could hit suddenly and without warning, like an angel of God appearing in the sky with fire and light, bringing judgment in an instant.<br /> 聽<br /><b>Follow Thomas Horn as he blazes a trail through these questions and many others, posing answers that very few in the church today are willing to provide.</b><br /><br /><b>FEATURES AND BENEFITS:</b><ul><li>Examines asteroid threats to Earth, including Apophis (named after the Egyptian god of chaos), which is a topic of serious discussion among experts in planetary defense</li><li>Includes interviews with government impact specialists, scientists, Bible scholars, and prophecy experts</li></ul>
The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts
by Karen Armstrong

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English

Pages

624

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<b>Today the Quran is used by some to justify war and acts of terrorism, the Torah to deny Palestinians the right to live in the Land of Israel, and the Bible to condemn homosexuality and contraception. The significance of scripture may not be immediately obvious in our secular world, but its misunderstanding is perhaps the root cause of many of today's controversies.</b><br /><br />In this timely and important book, one of the most trusted and admired writers on the world of faith examines the meaning of scripture. The sacred texts have been coopted by fundamentalists, who insist that they must be taken literally, and by others who interpret scripture to bolster their own prejudices. These texts are seen to prescribe ethical norms and codes of behavior that are divinely ordained: they are believed to contain eternal truths. But as Karen Armstrong shows in this chronicle of the development and significance of major religions, such a narrow, peculiar reading of scripture is a relatively recent, modern phenomenon. For most of their history, the world's religious traditions have regarded these texts as tools that enable the individual to connect with the divine, to experience a different level of consciousness, and to help them engage with the world in more meaningful and compassionate ways.<br /><br />At a time of intolerance and mutual incomprehension, <i>The Lost Art of Scripture</i> shines fresh light on the world's major religions to help us build bridges between faiths and rediscover a creative and spiritual engagement with holy texts.
Yours, Jack: Spiritual Direction from C.S. Lewis
by C. S. Lewis

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English

Pages

404

Publication Date

June 02, 2009

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<p>C. S. Lewis spent a good portion of each day corresponding with people via handwritten letters. Over his lifetime he wrote thousands of letters in which he offered his friends and acquaintances advice on the Christian life, giving away a bit of himself to each of these correspondents as he signed his notes with a heartfelt and familiar, "yours, Jack." Most of these letters are currently only available in their entirety鈥攁 collection consisting of three hefty tomes. <em>Yours, Jack</em> features the best inspirational readings and sage counsel culled from C. S. Lewis's letters, offering an accessible look at this great author's personal vision for the spiritual life. </p><p>This thematic selection from his letters offers the freshest presentation of Lewis's writings since his death in 1963. <em>Yours, Jack</em> will showcase Lewis's remarkable teachings and vision for a new generation. </p>
Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus
by Jim Wallis

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English

Pages

292

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<p><strong>Writing in response to our current 鈥渃onstitutional crisis,鈥?<em>New York Times</em> bestselling author and Christian activist Jim Wallis urges America to return to the tenets of Jesus once again as the means to save us from the polarizing bitterness and anger of our tribal nation.</strong><br /><br />In聽<em>Christ in Crisis</em>聽Jim Wallis provides a path of spiritual healing and solidarity to help us heal the divide separating Americans today. Building on 鈥淩eclaiming Jesus鈥濃€攖he declaration he and other church leaders wrote in May 2018 to address America鈥檚 current crisis鈥擶allis argues that Christians have become disconnected from Jesus and need to revisit their spiritual foundations. By pointing to eight questions Jesus asked or is asked, Wallis provides a means to measure whether we are truly aligned with the moral and spiritual foundations of our Christian faith. </p><p>鈥淐hristians have often remembered, re-discovered, and returned to their obedient discipleship of Jesus Christ鈥攂oth personal and public鈥攊n times of trouble. It鈥檚 called coming home,鈥?Wallis reminds us. While he addresses the dividing lines and dangers facing our nation, the religious and cultural commentator鈥檚 focus isn鈥檛 politics; it鈥檚 faith.</p><p>As he has done throughout his career, Wallis offers comfort, empathy, and a practical roadmap.聽<em>Christ in Crisis</em>聽is a constructive field guide for all those involved in resistance and renewal initiatives in faith communities in the post-2016 political context.</p>
A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a ...
by Timothy Egan

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English

Pages

382

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>"What a wondrous work! This beautifully written and totally clear-eyed account of his pilgrimage will have you wondering whether we should all embark on such a journey, either of the body, the soul or, as in Egan's case, both." --Cokie Roberts<br /><br />"If this book doesn't quite settle the question of belief for you, it will at least fortify your faith in scrupulous reporting and captivating storytelling...Egan is so well informed, he starts to seem like the world's greatest tour guide. You follow along as much to hear him talk as to see the sights. Reading it, you feel yourself in the presence of goodness -- the kind you might simply have to decide to believe in." <i>--The New York Times</i><br /><br />One of <i>Oprah</i>'s Must-Read Books of Fall 2019</b><br /><br />Moved by his mother's death and his Irish Catholic family's complicated history with the church, Timothy Egan decided to follow in the footsteps of centuries of seekers to force a reckoning with his own beliefs. He embarked on a thousand-mile pilgrimage through the theological cradle of Christianity, exploring one of the biggest stories of our time: the collapse of religion in the world that it created. Egan sets out along the Via Francigena, once the major medieval trail leading the devout to Rome, and makes his way overland via the alpine peaks and small mountain towns of France, Switzerland and Italy. The goal: walking to St. Peter's Square, in hopes of meeting the galvanizing pope who is struggling to hold together the church through the worst crisis in half a millennium.<br /><br />Making his way through a landscape laced with some of the most important shrines to the faith, Egan finds a modern Canterbury Tale in the chapel where Queen Bertha introduced Christianity to pagan Britain; parses the supernatural in a French town built on miracles; and journeys to the oldest abbey in the Western world, founded in 515 and home to continuous prayer over the 1,500 years that have followed. He is accompanied by a quirky cast of fellow pilgrims and by some of the towering figures of the faith--Joan of Arc, Henry VIII, Martin Luther.<br /><br />A thrilling journey, a family story, and a revealing history, <i>A Pilgrimage to Eternity</i> looks for our future in its search for God.
Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics)
by C. S. Lewis

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

May 28, 2009

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<p>In the classic <em>Mere Christianity</em>, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis鈥?legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books <em>The Case for Christianity</em>, <em>Christian Behavior</em>, and <em>Beyond Personality</em>, <em>Mere Christianity</em> provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.</p>
The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church's Co...
by Jemar Tisby

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English

Pages

250

Publication Date

January 22, 2019

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<p><strong>An acclaimed, timely narrative of how people of faith have historically--up to the present day--worked against racial justice. And a call for urgent action by all Christians today in response. </strong></p><p><em>The Color of Compromise</em> is both enlightening and compelling, telling a history we either ignore or just don't know. Equal parts painful and inspirational, it details how the American church has helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices. You will be guided in thinking through concrete solutions for improved race relations and a racially inclusive church.</p><p><em>The Color of Compromise</em>:</p><ul><li>Takes you on a historical, sociological, and religious journey: from America's early colonial days through slavery and the Civil War</li><li>Covers the tragedy of Jim Crow laws, the victories of the Civil Rights era, and the strides of today's Black Lives Matter movement</li><li>Reveals the cultural and institutional tables we have to flip in order to bring about meaningful integration</li><li>Charts a path forward to replace established patterns and systems of complicity with bold, courageous, immediate action</li><li>Is a perfect book for pastors and other faith leaders, students, non-students, book clubs, small group studies, history lovers, and all lifelong learners</li></ul><p><em>The Color of Compromise</em> is <em>not</em> a call to shame or a platform to blame white evangelical Christians. It <em>is</em> a call from a place of love and desire to fight for a more racially unified church that no longer compromises what the Bible teaches about human dignity and equality. A call that challenges black and white Christians alike to standup <em>now</em> and begin implementing the concrete ways Tisby outlines, all for a more equitable and inclusive environment among God's people. Starting <em>today</em>.</p>
The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of...
by Philip Jenkins

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English

Pages

339

Publication Date

October 16, 2008

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<p>鈥淛enkins is one of America鈥檚 top religious scholars.鈥?lt;br />聽鈥?lt;i>Forbes</i> magazine<br /><br /></p><p><i>The Lost History of Christianity</i> by Philip Jenkins offers a revolutionary view of the history of the Christian church. Subtitled 鈥淭he Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia鈥攁nd How It Died,鈥?it explores the extinction of the earliest, most influential Christian churches of China, India, and the Middle East, which held the closest historical links to Jesus and were the dominant expression of Christianity throughout its first millennium. The remarkable true story of the demise of the institution that shaped both Asia and Christianity as we know them today,<i> The Lost History of Christianity</i> is a controversial and important work of religious scholarship that sounds a warning that must be heeded. </p>
God's Hand on America: Divine Providence in the Modern Era
by Michael Medved

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English

Pages

397

Publication Date

November 26, 2019

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<b>The national radio host and bestselling author of <i>The American Miracle</i> reveals the happy accidents, bizarre coincidences, and flat-out miracles that continue to shape America鈥檚 destiny.</b><br /><br /> <b>鈥?lt;b>A hopeful message for our troubled times . . . Michael Medved has an eye for a story, and a preternatural gift for telling it in beguiling ways.鈥濃€擩oseph J. Ellis, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award鈥搘inning author of <i>Founding Brothers</i></b></b><br /><br /> <b>Has God withdrawn his special blessing from the United States?</b> Americans ponder that painful question in troubled times, as we did during the devastation of the Civil War and after the assassinations of the 鈥?0s, and as we do in our present polarization. Yet somehow鈥攐n battlefields, across western wilderness, and in raucous convention halls鈥攁stounding events have reliably advanced America, restoring faith in the Republic鈥檚 providential protection. 聽<br /><br />In this provocative historical narrative, Michael Medved brings to life ten haunting tales that reveal this purposeful pattern, including: <br /><br /> 鈥?A near-fatal carriage accident forces Lincoln鈥檚 secretary of state into a canvas-and-steel neck brace that protects him from a would-be assassin鈥檚 knife thrusts, allowing him two years later to acquire Alaska for the United States. <br /> 鈥?A sudden tidal wave of Russian Jewish immigration, be顱ginning in 1881, coincides with America鈥檚 rise to world leadership, fulfilling a biblical promise that those bless顱ing Abraham鈥檚 children will themselves be blessed. <br /> 鈥?Campaigning for president, Theodore Roosevelt takes a bullet in the chest, but a folded speech in his jacket pocket slows its progress and saves his life. <br /> 鈥?At the Battle of Midway, U.S. planes get lost over empty ocean and then miraculously reconnect for five minutes of dive-bombing that wrecks Japan鈥檚 fleet, convincing even enemy commanders that higher powers intervened against them. <br /> 鈥?A behind-the-scenes 鈥渃onspiracy of the pure of heart鈥?by Democratic leaders forces a gravely ill FDR to replace his sitting vice president鈥攁n unstable Stalinist鈥攚ith future White House great Harry Truman. <br /><br /> These and other little-known stories build on themes of <i>The American Miracle, </i>Medved鈥檚 bestseller about America鈥檚 remarkable rise. The confident heroes and stubborn misfits in these pages shared a common faith in a master plan, which continues to unfold in our time. <i>God鈥檚 Hand on America </i>con顱firms that the founders were right about America鈥檚 destiny to lead and enlighten the world.
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
by Lawrence Wright

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English

Pages

450

Publication Date

January 17, 2013

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<b>National Book Award Finalist </b><br /><br /><br />A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i>The Looming Tower,</i>聽the now-classic study of al-Qaeda鈥檚 9/11 attack. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with聽current and former Scientologists鈥攂oth famous and less well known鈥攁nd years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative ability to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.<br /><br />At the book鈥檚 center, two men whom Wright brings vividly to life, showing how they have made Scientology what it is today: The darkly brilliant science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, whose restless, expansive mind invented a new religion. And his successor, David Miscavige鈥攖ough and driven, with the unenviable task of preserving the church after the death of Hubbard.<br /><br />We learn about Scientology鈥檚 complicated cosmology and special language. We see the ways in which the church pursues celebrities, such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta, and how such stars are used to advance the church鈥檚 goals. And we meet the young idealists who have joined the Sea Org, the church鈥檚 clergy, signing up with a billion-year contract.<br /><br />In聽<i>Going Clear,</i>聽Wright examines what fundamentally makes a religion a religion, and whether Scientology is, in fact, deserving of this constitutional protection. Employing all his exceptional journalistic skills of observation, understanding, and shaping a story into a compelling narrative, Lawrence Wright has given us an evenhanded yet keenly incisive book that reveals the very essence of what makes Scientology the institution it is.

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