Life in the Heart of God

Author: Pastor Margaret Duttera

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452558515

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 170

View: 6503


You are a spiritual being, having a human experience. Do you have a clear sense of that reality? Do you believe that you are a spiritual being? For thirty years, I have been a pastor within a traditional church, one that is both progressive in its thinking and firmly rooted in love and grace. News flash! Those within traditional churches and those outside church of any kind are often confused, uncertain, and detached from what I call relevant faith. Do you describe yourself as a person of faith? If the answer is yes or if the answer is no, Life in the Heart of God will take you on a journey that will clarify what you do believe and what you do not believe. Most importantly, you will gain insight and affirmation related to your true divine identity. Growing up in a churchgoing family or simply attending church does not guarantee that your faith will be relevant in your daily life. For faith to be relevant, it must make sense. When faith is relevant in your daily life, who you are, whose you are, and the purpose of your life becomes clear. Remembering who you are, who you truly are, is of great importance. Alone, the physical world that is finite obscures your ability to see the infinite, and you easily fall victim to your fears. When you are able to understand your life on this earth to be a progressive journey from divine light to divine light, you will enter your personal spiritual dawn and awaken to life in and from the heart of God. Home!

Status Report on Law of the Sea Conference

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Minerals, Materials, and Fuels

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Maritime law

Page: 1989

View: 3224


How to Read the Bible

Author: James L. Kugel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451689098

Category: Religion

Page: 848

View: 418


As soon as it appeared, How to Read the Bible was recognized as a masterwork, “awesome, thrilling” (The New York Times), “wonderfully interesting, extremely well presented” (The Washington Post), and “a tour de force...a stunning narrative” (Publishers Weekly). Now in its tenth year of publication, the book remains the clearest, most inviting and readable guide to the Hebrew Bible around—and a profound meditation on the effect that modern biblical scholarship has had on traditional belief. Moving chapter by chapter, Harvard professor James Kugel covers the Bible’s most significant stories—the Creation of the world, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the flood, Abraham and Sarah, Jacob and his wives, Moses and the exodus, David’s mighty kingdom, plus the writings of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and the other prophets, and on to the Babylonian conquest and the eventual return to Zion. Throughout, Kugel contrasts the way modern scholars understand these events with the way Christians and Jews have traditionally understood them. The latter is not, Kugel shows, a naïve reading; rather, it is the product of a school of sophisticated interpreters who flourished toward the end of the biblical period. These highly ideological readers sought to put their own spin on texts that had been around for centuries, utterly transforming them in the process. Their interpretations became what the Bible meant for centuries and centuries—until modern scholarship came along. The question that this book ultimately asks is: What now? As one reviewer wrote, Kugel’s answer provides “a contemporary model of how to read Sacred Scripture amidst the oppositional pulls of modern scholarship and tradition.”

Ezekiel, Daniel

Author: Corrine L. Carvalho,Paul V. Niskanen

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814647863

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 8018


The books of Ezekiel and Daniel provide some of the most memorable stories and images of the Old Testament. Ezekiel, the wild prophet of the Babylonian exile, gave us images of the blazing wheeled throne of God leaving Jerusalem and the valley of dry bones that only God could restore to life. Struggling to prove his authenticity as a prophet, Ezekiel gives hard messages to the people of Israel that predict the fall of Jerusalem and punishment of all the nations. At the heart of the fiery speech and actions, however, is someone trying to explain how Jerusalem could fall and Israel could lose the Promised Land. In the end, there can be no mistake about his message of God's power and the cost of Israel's unfaithfulness. The prophet Daniel's message balances that of Ezekiel's, offering stories of God's faithfulness to those who keep the law. The dramatic stories of the three men in the fiery furnace and Daniel in the lion's den, as well as the account of Susanna and the elders, show God's saving power to those who are faithful. Daniel's message is one of hope for a people living under severe oppression during and after exile. Combining storytelling, prophecy, and apocalyptic, this book puts history in the context of God's larger plan for humanity.

In the Heart of the Storm

Author: Maxwell Gray

Publisher: D C Books

ISBN: 8126440910

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 5861


The ""First War of Indian Independence' or the Mutiny' was a turning point in the history of both India and Britain. Indians and Britons had their own perspectives on the events. A heroic struggle against the British or the conspiracy of disloyal natives? These novels from the 19th and early 20th century England capture the anger, anxiety and anguish of the crucial years, 1857- 1858, when the Raj trembled in the face of the advancing sepoys, as the authors sought to understand the 'uprising' and their own roles in the making native dissent.

Franz Rosenzweig and Jehuda Halevi

Author: Barbara Ellen Galli,Franz Rosenzweig

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773512888

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 519

View: 9460


Galli's primary aim is to explore Rosenzweig's statement that his notes to Halevi's poems exemplify a practical application of the philosophic system he set out in The Star of Redemption. Through an extended, multifaceted investigation of Rosenzweig's thought, Galli uncovers his philosophy of translation, out of which she determines and unravels his philosophic conclusion and his belief that there is only one language. In the final chapters, she concentrates on the notes to the poems, and in doing so attempts to philosophize according to Rosenzweig's own mandate: full speech is word and response.

At the Bottom of Shakespeare's Ocean

Author: Steve Mentz

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847064922

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 118

View: 5040


Fascinating study revealing Shakespeare's career-long engagement with the sea and his frequent use of maritime imagery.