All the King’s Horses and All the King’s Men: Love, Alienation and “Reconciliation” in a Big, BIG Mormon Family recounts the horrors of life in a family of fourteen and a childhood worthy of the title “Irish Catholic” but in this case "American Mormon." For the author, the oldest born to Clyde Sr. and Virginia, had it not been for the extreme emotional and physical abuse he suffered, he might not quibble--the housework and childcare truly necessary evils. Two questions drive him out of the house and into the arms of academe. Why so many children? And who ́s to blame? His parents? Their patriarchal church? Ironically, he makes his escape about the same time his poor mother makes hers, chosing life on the streets over living with Clyde Sr. Spending the next fifteen or so years in and out of mental hospitals (in search of answers?), she will eventually come home to roost--to the shock and dismay of her older children at least, Clyde Jr. in particular. Gone is the fire in her belly. Thankfully, gone are most but not all of her children. Plans to re-marry secretly--with the assistance of church officials--will be averted only when the older children (who remember what "it" was like and fear for the two or three still at home) lodge a formal complaint. Clyde Sr. and Virginia will be indicted in a church court for "un-Christian-like conduct"--though no ruling is handed down. The end of the beginning or the beginning of the end? in fact it will be a little of both for the family in any event. And although the Mormon faith should not be blamed for the abuse--that honour going to mental illness--a demonstration of true moral courage and vision was not forthcoming and is perhaps telling.
In a hilarious picture book by a best-selling author/illustrator duo, Greedy Gruntly is a real hog who learns that kindness and sharing just might have their own rewards! 30,000 first printing.
Grief as a lifelong human experience is the scope of this absorbing book. Kenneth R. Mitchell and Herbert Anderson explore the multiple dimensions of the problem, including orgins of grief, loss throughout life, dynamics of grief, care for those who grieve, and the theology of grieving. This examination of the process of grief is enriched by vivid illustrations and case histories of individuals whose experiences the authors have shared.
Collects anecdotes about ordinary lives transformed by miracles, including "A Christmas miracle" by Kathleen Boratko Ruckman, which recounts the diptheria plague that almost killed her ancestors in Eastern Europe in 1908.
Return to two of Colleen Coble’s most beloved settings—Bluebird Ranch and Hope Beach—for holiday romance and mystery! All Is Calm It’s going to be an unexpectedly romantic Christmas at Bluebird Ranch. Brendan Waddell has always considered Bluebird Ranch a little piece of heaven: an idyllic ranch that pairs abused children with abused horses, run by one of his Marine buddies. Now, it seems just the place to spend Christmas recovering from an on-the-job injury. Lauren Everman first came to the ranch as a foster kid, but now knows it’s the perfect hideout. As the witness to a murder, Lauren needs somewhere to lie low. Her beauty immediately catches Brendan’s attention—but so does her secretive behavior. This Special Ops Intel man knows a woman on the run when he sees one. Can he trust her, or is she putting the ranch at risk? One thing is certain: he’s going to do everything he can to keep her safe so he can see what magic Christmas brings. All Is Bright A romantic Christmas wedding at Tidewater Inn gives Delilah’s unique gifts a chance to shine. But will her light be snuffed out before the bride and groom say “I do”? As manager of the Tidewater Inn, Delilah Carter has been planning a spectacular Christmas wedding for her friend, Elin Summerall. But when Delilah’s car is forced off the road and into the ocean, she finally has to admit that the strange phone calls she’s been receiving lately may be more than just pranks. Sheriff Tom Bourne has always had a soft spot for Delilah, and he’s determined to protect her. He hopes to win her heart by giving her the surprise gift of a lifetime . . . but first he has to make sure nothing happens to her before Christmas Day. It’s the season of miracles. But will both Elin and Delilah get the ones they need this holiday season?
This book examines the Roman Catholic Church in the United States as it responds to the AIDS crisis and persons with AIDS from a critical sociological perspective using organizational theory.
The Life and Times of All the Men and Women of the Bible Bringing together two books in one convenient volume, All the Men/All the Women of the Bible is a portrait gallery and reference library of over 3,400 named biblical characters. Taken from the time-honored “All” series by Dr. Herbert Lockyer, this book mines the wealth of Scripture to give you characters you can learn from, teachings you can apply, and promises you can stand on. All the Men This monumental book puts comprehensive information on the men of the Bible at your fingertips, including a list of major characters. Besides named individuals, it also classifies the thousands upon thousands of unnamed men. It includes a guide to the often complex pronunciations of biblical names. And it explores the attributes of Jesus, God’s model for biblical manhood. All the Women From Abi to Zipporah, discover how the lives and character of different biblical women, named and unnamed, mirror the situations of women today. More than 400 profiles offer fascinating insights into the Bible’s multidimensional women. Wives, mothers, single women, prophetesses, queens, leaders, villainesses, and heroines—all are portrayed in rich, thought-provoking detail.
All Things to All Cultures sets Paul in his first-century context and illuminates his interactions with Jews, Greeks, and Romans as he spread the gospel in the Mediterranean world. In addition to exploring Paul's context and analyzing his letters, the book has chapters on the chronology of Paul's life, the text of the Pauline letters, the scholarly contributions to our understanding of Paul over the last 150 years, and the theology of the Pauline corpus. There is no comparable introduction to Paul that integrates the Jewish, Greek, and Roman influences on him and the letters that make up a substantial portion of the New Testament. Contributors: Mike Bird Cavan Concannon David Eastman Chris Forbes Mark Harding Tim Harris Jim Harrison Paul McKechnie Brent Nongbri Ian Smith Murray Smith Larry Welborn
Not many people know this, but Death is inherited. Thomas James Hartwell is not one of these people, until two cars collide and in a sudden moment he is ripped from that group; until he is not a person anymore. Until he meets an eccentric Scotsman with a penchant for tweed jackets and skipping stones. Until Thomas becomes Death.
This work uses practical measures to scientifically rank major league players, position by position, according to their offensive and defensive skills. The author has adjusted individual statistics for the era in which the player was active and for the “home park factor” in order to put all eligible players on a level playing field. For each position, the author has identified the top contenders for best offensive, defensive and all-around player, and provides a brief history of each of the candidates.
How is it at all possible to project an image of being narrow-minded and judgemental and, at the same time, imagine that you can be an effective witness for Jesus Christ? The teaching of Jesus Christ unambiguously rejects such aberrations and, by definition, His Gospel of Grace renders them inadmissible. This is the paradox which Derek van Rensburg sees at the heart of the very conservative brand of Evangelicalism which has been his spiritual home for more than half a century. In order to facilitate affordable Bible studies, Van Rensburg has, over many years, compiled his own notes for distribution among the participants in his study sessions. Among others, wife Wendy has encouraged him to publish these notes and a selection of these comprise this book which he has entitled “ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN” in the spirit of the Apostle Paul. This title, taken from First Corinthians 9:22, is an expression of Van Rensburg’s conviction that the Gospel of God’s Grace through Jesus Christ has often been hamstrung by a variety of anathemas and exclusivities. While this Gospel is so central to the conservative Evangelical Christian tradition to which he belongs, he identifies typical negative trends in this tradition which compromise the Gospel. A Christianity obsessed with anathemas is hardly a vehicle for the effective communication of God’s Grace to a hurting and broken world. By contrast, he notes the transformation of the pharisaically obsessed Saul of Tarsus into the Gospel-obsessed Apostle Paul. Coming from the one-time compulsive persecutor of the early church, with all his pharisaical hang-ups, the following quotation from First Corinthians 9:19-23 expresses a radical conversion-transformation. It also constitutes the Christ-like communication of the Gospel of Grace to a Christless world. Paul said: “Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, so that I may share in its blessings.” How different that is to a very great deal of the conservative evangelicalism the author has known for many, many years. If evangelism really is fundamental to evangelicalism then the evangelical exclusivists among them need to take a good hard look at 1 Corinthians 9:19-23. This book, “ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN” is in two parts. Part One is comprised of six essays expressing the author’s views on some contentious topics germane to the above-mentioned paradox. These essays are entitled: 1. Standpoint 2.“I believe the Bible” 3. “In the beginning God created” and Christians 4. Difficult Old Testament passages 5. The Resurrection (1 Corinthians 15) 6. Christian Inconsistency Part One is fairly polemical and should, accordingly, stimulate discussion on that level. Part Two consists of seven Bible studies in which the author’s orthodox Evangelical theological grounding is very evident. He is committed to this theology but is convinced that certain important aspects of it are often misrepresented in the habits and practices of Christians and institutions associated with it. This conviction prompts the occasional searching question among more regular questions constituting the general method of thes
Wondrous stories of Changing Woman, First Man and First Woman, Coyote, Great Snake, Gila Monster and others who infuse the rich and complex canvas of the Navajo world view. This book illuminates the traditional oral narratives of the tribe and shows how they work ceremonially as healing ways. Collectively, they also convey the origin story of The People and in addition they provide a moral code for harmonious existence with the natural world. The enlightened state of Navajo consciousness, which they call "walking in beauty" is presented in such a way that all of us can learn to use it and live by it.
This is a color-filled, Catholic Devotional Journal - A Lovely and Inviting Place to pray, doodle, list, plan, write, color, paint and create alongside Saint (Mother) Teresa and other Saint's thoughts and words of truth and love. Bible verses are from the NAB Catholic Bible. Verses, quotes, coloring book art, lined pages, doodle frames and colorful accents accompany you on this 40-page, creative journey. Formatted on large, 8.5 x 11 pages, this Color Doodle Journal is a Devotional and a canvas to create. It is easy to use, celebrate the SEASON in your life, and complete. No unfinished journal pages will be left behind. Soft, bright cover, color interior with decorative pages between book and cover. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL COMPANY - Colorfully Celebrating our Faith!
This is a color-filled, Catholic Devotional Journal - A Lovely and Inviting Place to pray, doodle, list, plan, write, color, paint and create alongside Saint (Mother) Teresa and other Saint's thoughts and words of truth and love. Bible verses are from the NAB Catholic Bible. Verses, quotes, coloring book art, lined pages, doodle frames and colorful accents accompany you on this 40-page, creative journey. Formatted on large, 8.5 x 11 pages, this Color Doodle Journal is a Devotional and a canvas to create. It is easy to use, celebrate the SEASON in your life, and complete. No unfinished journal pages will be left behind. Soft, bright cover, color interior with decorative pages between book and cover. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL COMPANY - Colorfully Celebrating our Faith! Our hope is that our books will bless you as you celebrate all the SEASONS in your life!
This is a color-filled, Catholic Devotional Journal - A Lovely and Inviting Place to pray, doodle, list, plan, write, color, paint and create alongside Saint (Mother) Teresa and other Saint's thoughts and words of truth and love. Bible verses are from the NAB Catholic Bible. Verses, quotes, coloring book art, lined pages, doodle frames and colorful accents accompany you on this 40-page, creative journey. Formatted on large, 8.5 x 11 pages, this Color Doodle Journal is a Devotional and a canvas to create. It is easy to use, celebrate the SEASON in your life, and complete. No unfinished journal pages will be left behind. Soft, bright cover, color interior with decorative pages between book and cover. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL COMPANY - Colorfully Celebrating our Faith! Proceeds from the sale of our products as well as our books are donated to Women in need at US Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Our hope is that our books will bless you as you celebrate all the SEASONS in your life!
Contains more than 40 true vignettes, which remind readers that the hope and joy of Christmas can be found here.
Follow Summer Lambert as megastore money paves the way to the top of the equestrian sport of competition show riding for her, and her daughter, Berkeley. With her plutocrat father-in-law, Rolf Lambert, as her money and power coach, and self-serving Denise as her trainer, Summer clears the path to the top of riding for herself and her daughter by eliminating any competition from the middle class riders. But without recognizing the essential worth of excellence, the vital strengthening effect of competition, and the fundamental interdependence of all classes in our society, has Summer really won? Or has Summer simply revealed the epidemic of lies and spin in our society, driven by the covert, greedy actions of the plutocrats? Has she simply exposed the existence of a new form of royal oppression in America; an ideology that is eliminating the American Dream and turning America into a two-tiered society of an upper royal class and a lower service class, rather than one with a strong, producer middle class?
The task of the church, no matter what tradition or history, is to live incarnationally. It is the model of service that Christ exhibited and calls us to follow. One thing is clear: If the church's structure and practice is intended by God to be a means to redemptive ends, then the church today must change. The degree and pace of change dependupon each individual situation and its variables. But the necessity for change will not change.