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The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi: My Journey into the Heart of S...
by Kathie Lee Gifford

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

March 06, 2018

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<p>As a lifelong student of Scripture, Kathie Lee Gifford has always desired a deeper understanding of God鈥檚 Word and a deeper knowledge of God Himself. But it wasn鈥檛 until she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek鈥攁long with actually hiking the ancient paths of Israel鈥攖hat she found the fulfillment of those desires.</p><p>Now you can walk with Kathie on a journey through the spiritual foundations of her faith:</p><ul><li><strong>The Rock (Jesus Christ):</strong>聽Hear directly from Kathie about her life-changing and ever-deepening connection with Jesus, the Lover of her soul.</li><li><strong>The Road (Israel):</strong>聽Explore dozens of ancient landmarks and historical sites from Israel, the promised land of God鈥檚 covenant.</li><li><strong>The Rabbi (God鈥檚 Word):</strong>聽Go beyond a 鈥淪unday school鈥?approach to the Bible by digging into the original languages and deeper meanings of the Holy Scriptures.</li></ul><p>As you journey through聽<em>The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi</em>, you鈥檒l also find additional content from Messianic Rabbi Jason Sobel throughout the book. Jason鈥檚 insight into the Hebrew language, culture, and heritage will open your eyes to the Bible like never before.</p><p>Come! Begin your journey toward a deeper faith through聽<em>The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi</em>.</p>
Yemen: The Unknown Arabia
by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

Language

English

Pages

329

Publication Date

June 03, 2014

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<b>This New York Times Notable Book is 鈥?lt;/b><b>a vigorous, humorous debut that paints a delightful portrait of a distant land</b><b>鈥?(<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>).</b><br /> 聽<br /> Yemen is arguably the most fascinating and least known country in the Arab world. Located at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, it has been long regarded by classical geographers as a fabulous land where flying serpents guard sacred incense groves. But our current ideas of Yemen have been hijacked by images of terrorist strongholds, drone attacks, and diplomatic tensions.<br /> 聽<br /> After living thirteen years among the Yemenis, Tim Mackintosh-Smith reminds us there is another Arabia. 鈥淗is characters are not the mustachioed bandidos of old, but men who have worked oil rigs, fought civil wars, harvested frankincense and myrrh聽.聽.聽. The places he visits do not serve as mere backdrops for the author鈥檚 ruminations on the ills of modern life; rather, they are celebrated and assessed for their specific qualities: hot, dusty, endlessly fascinating places with histories that cry out for attention鈥?(<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>).<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淸Mackintosh-Smith] seems incapable of writing a dull sentence, and in him the scholar, the linguist and the storyteller swap hats with marvelous speed.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淭his is no ordinary travelogue, but an impressionistic exploration of a non-Western land by an experienced observer聽.聽.聽. Offers an opportunity for dedicated armchair travelers to delight in a land few Westerners will actually visit.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淗is book is a delightful literary exercise that at the same time spoon-feeds a great deal of information about his adopted country.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Middle East Quarterly</i>
The Monk of Mokha
by Dave Eggers

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

January 30, 2018

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<b><i>The Monk of Mokha </i>is the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana鈥檃 by civil war.</b><br /><br /> Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen鈥檚 central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country鈥檚 rugged mountains and meet beleagured but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.
A Year Under Sharia Law: Memoir of an American Couple Living and ...
by , Elizabeth Fletcher

Language

English

Pages

191

Publication Date

January 21, 2019

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Three years into a financial crisis that shows no sign of loosening its grip, a young couple make the unpopular decision to teach English in Saudi Arabia. The choice of Saudi Arabia is based primarily on the best salary offer, an all expenses paid round trip flight and secondarily to satiate a desire to explore a country steeped in mystery and taboo. Little do they know that the experience will come with a price and change their lives in a profound way, witnessing human rights violations that go unchecked even up to today and an ultra-conservative culture wrestling with tradition and modernity.<br /><br />A Year Under Sharia Law is written as a travel memoir with vignettes of daily life and interactions with the community at large. It was also written to shine a spotlight on the plight of impoverished ladies who come to Saudi Arabia in the hopes of earning a salary to send money back to their family. They find work as nannies and house maids primarily. These ladies are often stripped of their rights in a patriarchy that makes them prime targets for unspeakable abuses. Their passports are held by their Saudi employees and they essentially become prisoners. This memoir is not only dedicated to them and their plight but also the tireless and dangerous work done by journalists who are critical of Saudi Arabia鈥檚 human rights record. Some have paid the ultimate price.
The Holy Land for Christian Travelers: An Illustrated Guide to Is...
by John A. Beck

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

August 01, 2017

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A trip to the Holy Land is on the bucket list of many Christians. But planning a meaningful trip in a place so filled with significant sites is an imposing task. Most travel guides are not prepared to link the Bible and land in an accurate and meaningful way because they are written for people of all faiths. So how can a Christian traveler prepare a trip that will illuminate God's Word and reveal the Lord's presence? <BR><BR>In <i>The Holy Land for Christian Travelers, </i>John A. Beck provides a guide to the Holy Land for Christians with explanations of the biblical significance of important sites. The entries provide key Scripture references for reflection and a guide to the land that will encourage communion with God and a genuine spiritual experience for travelers as they walk in the footsteps of Jesus. A trip to the Holy Land can be a worship-filled, once-in-a-lifetime spiritual journey. This book puts a biblical scholar and experienced Holy Land guide at the reader's side.
Fronturlaub: Wie ich in meiner Freizeit in Kurdistan den Kampf ge...
by Enno Lenze

Language

German

Pages

240

Publication Date

April 16, 2018

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Enno Lenze ist Politiker, Hacker, Aktivist und Unternehmer. In Berlin leitet er einen Verlag und ein Museum. Aber seine gr枚脽te Leidenschaft verfolgt er nach Dienstschluss: Er engagiert sich f眉r Kurdistan. Eine Region, in der Geschichte geschrieben wird. 2011 bereiste er das Gebiet zum ersten Mal. In den Grenzregionen zwischen Syrien, Irak, Iran und der T眉rkei lernte er hochrangige Politiker und Gener盲le<br />kennen.<br /><br />Seitdem ist er 眉berzeugt: Was in Kurdistan passiert, betrifft die Welt. Und Deutschland. Ob im Kampf gegen den IS, in der T眉rkeipolitik oder der Fl眉chtlingsfrage: Das Verst盲ndnis von Kurdistan ist die Grundlage f眉r das Verst盲ndnis unserer gegenw盲rtigen Politik.<br /><br />In Fronturlaub nimmt Lenze Sie mit auf seine Reisen. Er beschreibt eindr眉cklich und bildhaft seine Erfahrungen an der IS-Front und seine Begegnungen mit den Menschen und der Kultur vor Ort und erz盲hlt von tragischen Schicksalen: von Familien, die durch den islamistischen Terror auseinandergerissen wurden, aber auch von Menschen, die bereit sind, f眉r ihren Traum von Freiheit und Unabh盲ngigkeit zu sterben.
Lonely Planet Egypt (Travel Guide)
by , Anthony Sattin

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

July 01, 2018

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<p><i>Lonely Planet: The world鈥檚 number one travel guide publisher* </i></p> <p><b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Egypt </i></b>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wonder at the construction of the Pyramids of Giza, wander through the columned halls of the great temple complexes of Luxor, and dive through an underwater world of coral cliffs and colourful fish in the Red Sea 鈥?all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Egypt and begin your journey now!</p> <p>Inside <b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Egypt</i></b>:</p> <ul> <li><b>Colour </b>maps and images throughout</li> <li><b>Highlights </b><b>and itineraries</b> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests</li> <li><b>Insider tips</b> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots</li> <li><b>Essential info </b><b>at your fingertips</b> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices</li> <li><b>Honest reviews for all budgets</b> - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss</li> <li><b>Cultural insights</b> provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics</li> <li><b>Covers</b> Cairo & Around, the Nile Delta, Suez Canal, Sinai, Alexandria & the Mediterranean Coast, Siwa Oasis & the Western Desert, Northern Nile Valley, Luxor, Southern Nile Valley, Red Sea Coast</li> </ul> <p><b>eBook Features: </b>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </p><ul> <li><b>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</b> prevent roaming and data charges </li><li><b>Effortlessly navigate </b>and jump between maps and reviews </li><li><b>Add notes</b> to personalise your guidebook experience </li><li><b>Seamlessly flip </b>between pages </li><li><b>Bookmarks and speedy search </b>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash </li><li><b>Embedded links </b>to recommendations' websites </li><li><b>Zoom-in </b>maps and images </li><li><b>Inbuilt dictionary </b>for quick referencing </li></ul><p><b>The Perfect Choice: </b><b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Egypt </i></b>is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.</p> <p>Travelling further afield? Check out <b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Middle East </i></b>for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.</p> <p><b>About Lonely Planet: </b>Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world鈥檚 number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we鈥檝e printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You鈥檒l also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.</p> <p><i>鈥楲onely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.鈥?鈥?New York Times</i></p> <p><i>鈥楲onely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.鈥?鈥?Fairfax Media (Australia)</i></p> <p>*Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017</p><p><b>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>
Fodor's Essential Israel (Full-color Travel Guide Book 1)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

469

Publication Date

June 20, 2017

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Customer Reviews
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering trusted advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years.聽<br /><br />Israel packs in riches from cherished religious sites to stunning archaeological treasures to spectacular natural wonders. Holy land to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, this is where biblical places like Jerusalem and Galilee come alive. Colorful features in聽<i>Fodor's Essential Israel</i>聽help travelers experience all of this and more: awe-inspiring ancient cities, delicious food and wine, and a vibrant contemporary culture.<br /><br />This travel guide includes:<br />路 Dozens of full-color maps聽<br />路 Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks<br />路 Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what鈥檚 off the beaten path<br />路聽Coverage of Jerusalem, Jaffa, Bethlehem, Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea, Eilat, the Negev, Haifa, Nazareth, Tiberias, the Sea of Galillee, the Golan Heights, Beersheva, and Petra in Jordan
Orientation Guide to Baluchi Language and Culture: Religion, Trad...
by Defense Language Institut...

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English

Pages

Publication Date

September 23, 2015

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While Pashtun is the pre-eminent language of much of southern Afghanistan, other languages are commonly used by parts of the population as well. One of these is Baluchi, which is the most widely spoken language in Nimroz Province of southwestern Afghanistan. Baluchi is also spoken in some of the other provinces of southern Afghanistan, although in much smaller percentages of the total population. Beyond the Afghan border, millions of additional Baluchi speakers live in southeastern Iran and southwestern Pakistan. These Baluchi-speaking regions in Pakistan and Iran are among the poorest in their respective nations and have both been subject to violence unleashed by Baluchi separatist groups.<br />Originally a warrior people, the Baluchi claim that their ancestors decimated the armies of Alexander the Great as the Greeks were returning from India. They are believed by some to be related to the Kurds and the original Chaldean rulers of Babylon, although this belief is contested. The Baluchi are thought to have migrated to the region between the 6th and 14th. In the 19th century, the Baluchi often fought with the British colonial armies that were trying to expand the boundaries of India. Since the British departure from the region in 1947 after the creation of Pakistan, the Baluchi tribes have periodically waged guerrilla attacks against Pakistan. Overpowering Pakistani and Iranian air raids on Baluchi villages in 1974 have left strong feelings of resentment among the Baluchi people and led to a rise in nationalism. Thousands have died since 2008 in the separatist struggle.<br />The homeland of the Baluchi is strategically located in Southwest Asia in an expanse of desert that is bigger than France and spans southern Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran, including the north shore of the Arabian Sea. U.S. policymakers have been concerned about control of the region and access to the warm waters of the Arabian Sea since the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan during the 1980s.<br />This book, produced by Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC), provides comprehensive information about Baluchi Language and Culture. Chapter topics include religion, traditions, family life and differences in the lifestyles of urban and rural populations as well as detailed discussion of geography, history and their economy, form of government, society and security and much more.<br />119 pages; dozens of photos, illustration and charts in full color.<br />This is a Print Replica that maintains the formatting and layout of the original edition and offers many of the advantages of standard Kindle books. <br />
Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula (Travel Guide)
by , Tharik Hussain

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

September 01, 2019

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Customer Reviews
<p><i>Lonely Planet: The world鈥檚 number one travel guide publisher*</i></p> <br /><p><b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Oman, UAE & the Arabian Peninsula</i> </b>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Feel the desert鈥檚 allure in Oman鈥檚 Sharqiya Sands, dine at the top of the world鈥檚 tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, and see faith expressed in the masterpieces of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha 鈥?all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Oman, UAE & the Arabian Peninsula and begin your journey now!</p> <br /><p>Inside<b> Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Oman, UAE & the Arabian Peninsula</i>:</b></p> <br /><ul> <br /><li><b>Full-colour </b>images throughout</li> <br /><li><b>Highlights</b> <b>and itineraries</b> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests</li> <br /><li><b>Insider tips</b> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots</li> <br /><li><b>Essential info</b> <b>at your fingertips</b> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices</li> <br /><li><b>Honest reviews for all budgets</b> - eating, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss</li> <br /><li><b>Cultural insights </b>provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, art, food, sport, politics</li> <br /><li><b>Covers</b> Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and more</li> <br /></ul> <br /><p><b>The Perfect Choice: </b><b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Oman, UAE & the Arabian Peninsula</i></b> is our most comprehensive guide to Oman, UAE & the Arabian Peninsula, and is perfect for discovering popular and off-the-beaten path experiences.</p> <br /><p><br /> Looking for more comprehensive coverage? Check out <b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Dubai & Abu Dhabi </i></b>for an in-depth look at all these cities have to offer.</p> <br /><p><b>About Lonely Planet: </b>Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world鈥檚 number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we鈥檝e printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You鈥檒l also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.</p> <br /><p><i>鈥楲onely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.鈥?鈥?New York Times</i></p> <br /><p><i>鈥楲onely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.鈥?鈥?Fairfax Media (Australia)</i></p> <br /><p>*Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017</p><p><b>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>

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