Set in the South American jungle, this thriller follows the clash between two misplaced gringos--one who has come to convert the Indians to Christianity, and one who has been hired to kill them. Now the basis for a major motion picture.
This biography of Field Marshal Lord Roberts charts a remarkable life that spanned the apogee of the British Empire. During a diverse career, Roberts won the Victoria Cross, planned the strategic defence of India, turned the tide of war in South Africa, introduced army reform and campaigned for National Service before 1914. Rodney Atwood explores his military career, in particular his role as a tactician and strategist in Afghanistan, Burma, the North-West frontier, South Africa and Europe, but also looks at Roberts as a symbol of Empire and explores his celebration in British culture.
Book One of the Elf Wars Trilogy... TWO THOUSAND YEARS the Elf Wars have raged. How long can two nations go on avenging the fallen? Both the Elven kingdoms lay ravaged and destitute. Only the Manarian Codes of War have kept the two societies from the brink of total annihilation. General Ka-ling leads the Elves of Jui-Rae in their struggle against the widely feared Dark Elves of Jui-Sae. His adversary, General Sien, faces him on the last field of honor. Yet secret circles of assassins meddle in the northern affairs, leaving behind brutal murders in the deeps woods which threaten to usher in a new age of cold-blooded genocide. In the south under the twisted warped trees of the Ashwood, a far blacker war rages. Sadora, Shadowlord over all Unseen, makes a brutal advance into Jui-Rae burning villages and slaughtering thousands of innocents. The fabled Fata'morgana, the legendary Elven assassins of old return, taking the faces of their enemies and throwing the battles into further bloody turmoil. Secret allegiances are formed and the dirtiest of units are called up, from the scoundrels of the Unseen City of Kadosha, to the Horsearchers of Glorindel, from the fiendish Ogre King, to immoral human mercenaries from the west. This is a tale of blood and bitter endless war. It is a downward spiral of vengeance of generations upon generations tired of burying their sons. It is civilization teetering on its sharpest edge and the flames of unending anger that threaten to wipe Elves, both light and dark, off the face of Covent forever...
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the Lord of the enemies. Psalm 107:2 Many questions have been asked concerning the redeemed or redemption, such as, What is the meaning of the word redeemed, who are the redeemed, or is there a process one must go through in order to obtain redemption? Ministers, soul winners, and missionaries alike are approached with these questions at some time or another. Most people asking these questions truly are seeking honest answers. Not often one will ask questions on redemption for sarcastic reasons. For some unknown reason, these questions create problems and misunderstanding for some and causes confusion for others. It is the authors determination to solve some of the problems and clear the minds of some who may be confused. The questions and problems in this presentation are of great significance because they present the arguments for this study. One most important factor as we enter this field of study is that we must use the absolute, correct approach in answering any questions, but especially questions where religion and Christianity are concerned. The second most important factor is that one must have some background and knowledge on the subject matter before attempting to answer any question and most importantly any question that is biblical. Third, one must be able to rightly divide the matter, the material, the evidence, and the proof of the issue that is being discussed or argued. To fulfill the prescribed course work, I am presenting this thesis of not less than forty thousand words in length. This entire work will culminate, if approved, in a degree of master of theology (ThM) with a deep interest in the field of Christian education as an instructor. It is also my sincere desire to continue my work in this field and to immediately start working on a doctorate degree in theology, again my main focus being Christian education. I have no doubt that teaching is my calling for the work in the Masters vineyard. Ruthie Johnson
Are there Old Testament roots of the veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Margaret Barker traces the roots of the devotion to Mary as Mother of the Lord back to the Old Testament and the first temple in Jerusalem. The evidence is consistent over more than a millennium: there had been a female deity in Israel, the Mother figure in the Royal cult, who had been abandoned about 600BCE. She was almost written out of the Hebrew text, almost excluded from the canon. This first of two volumes traces the history of the Lady in the Temple, and looks forward to the second volume in which Barker will show how the Lady of the Temple is reclaimed in the advent of Christianity, and becomes the Lady in the Church. The result is breathtaking, and like all Barker's work, is impossible to put down.
For many millions, God's Word is unexplored and uncharted territory. Yet the Bible is not only designed to help humans beings cope in a world caught up in all kinds of crisis. It contains the good news of the Kingdom of God—showing how God will solve the many problems of a world edging ever closer to catastrophe. In this Bible Study lesson you will discover how the Bible reveals great truths that, when comprehended, can transform your life in ways you've never imagined. Inside this Bible study lesson: -- Introduction: Bible Study Course Lesson 1 -- Why The Bible is the Word of God -- Crisis on the World Scene -- Learning to Appreciate the Bible -- How to Begin Your Study -- How Does God Reveal Knowledge? -- Considering the Existence of God -- Why the Bible is Different -- How the Bible Helps Cement Broken Relationships -- Answering the Great Mystery: Why Did God Create Man? -- Discovering the Great Unknown: Our Incredible Human Potential -- Relying on God in an Uncertain World! -- A Close Encounter -- Believers in God -- Believers in the Bible -- Reader Helps -- The Books of the Bible -- Glossary -- Points to Ponder -- http://www.ucg.org/bible-study-course/
In the beginning, we were created in God’s own image according to Genesis 1:27; “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he them. That means we were created as a spirit. So even before we inhabited our bodies as the Word of God says in Genesis 2:7, we were taught by God the Father. (John 6:45; “It is written in the prophets, and they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.) The Prophetic allows us to move in the realm of the spirit in such a dimension that we are able to see, smell, taste, hear, and even touch. (Read Hebrews 5:14) As we begin to walk and live in the spirit as the Word of God says in chapter 5 of Galatians, we need the understanding and the revelations by The Spirit and Truth. I have written this book in hopes of giving understanding in the way God has shown me. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you as you read “The Prophetic Through the Eye of the Eagle.”
On the Gospel by John On the Gospel by Luke. On the Gospel by Matthew. On the Gospel by Mark. The Characters of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Gospels.
In the closing decades of the twelfth century, the Cistercian Order had become an important ecclesiastical and economic power in Europe. Yet it had lost its influential spokesman, Bernard of Clairvaux, and as the century drew to a close, religious sensibilities were changing. The new mendicant orders, the Franciscans and the Dominicans, and the impulses they embodied were to shift the center of gravity in Christian religious life for centuries to come. It was in this transitional period that Conrad of Eberbach gradually—between the 1180s and 1215—compiled the Exordium magnum cisterciense: The Great Beginning of Cîteaux. It is a book of history and lore, often with miraculous stories, meant to continue a great spiritual tradition, and it is also a book meant to justify and repair the Order. The Exordium magnum was in part an effort to provide a historical and formative context for those who were to be Cistercians in the thirteenth century. Conrad's combination of a historical sensibility and the edifying exempla makes the Exordium magnum a remarkably innovative book. Its unique combination of genres—narratio and exempla—is conceivable only within the intellectual world of the twelfth or early thirteenth centuries, before exempla collections came to be complied solely for edification or use in sermons. The Great Beginning of Cîteaux is a revealing book and an excellent place to begin more detailed study of the Cistercian Order between 1174 and the middle of the thirteenth century.
C. Alexandra Allen was born in Mount Vernon and raised in Queens, New York. She discovered poetry as a form of self-expression in 1988, at the age of fourteen. Since then she has written a series of pieces of her own. Moreover, she has found inspiration in reading the works of writers such as: Langston Hughes, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Richard Wright. C. Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Spelman College. Currently, she works as a System Analyst in the financial services industry. She is single and makes her home outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
All–in is the 2014 FCA camp theme. A sold-out athlete never wavers in competition. A sold-out athlete doesn’t look back. A sold-out athlete is consumed by a single goal. When an athlete is All-In in body, mind and spirit there are no limits on what he or she can accomplish! The FCA Power Bible is created for competitors on the junior high and youth levels. Featuring 32 pages of exclusive FCA content, this Bible is full of amazing tools to help equip, encourage, and empower young athletes ages 8-12 to study God's Word. Includes: 20 Team Studies focusing on common team sport issues, excerpts from The Starting Line Devotional, a How To Share Your Testimony tool, and the More Than Winning Gospel presentation. “And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” – Colossians 3:17.
The Africa Bible Commentary is a unique publishing event—the first one-volume Bible commentary produced in Africa by African theologians to meet the needs of African pastors, students, and lay leaders. Interpreting and applying the Bible in the light of African culture and realities, it furnishes powerful and relevant insights into the biblical text that transcend Africa in their significance. The Africa Bible Commentary gives a section-by-section interpretation that provides a contextual, readable, affordable, and immensely useful guide to the entire Bible. Readers around the world will benefit from and appreciate the commentary’s fresh insights and direct style that engage both heart and mind. Key features: · Produced by African biblical scholars, in Africa, for Africa—and for the world · Section-by-section interpretive commentary and application · More than 70 special articles dealing with topics of key importance in to ministry in Africa today, but that have global implications · 70 African contributors from both English- and French-speaking countries · Transcends the African context with insights into the biblical text and the Christian faith for readers worldwide