Rethinking Our Story

Author: G. Douglas Hammack

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630871516

Category: Religion

Page: 246

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"If it ain't broke, don't fix it." But it's no secret that the Christian church is "broke," and does need fixing. Despite great effort, things are going badly for us. We've tried trendy and tech-savvy, entrepreneurial and coffee-house gritty. They're not helping. Our problem is deeper than that. Our problem is our instincts--instincts informed by our story. There was a time when the Christian church was a powerfully transformative presence in society. It can be again--but it will require radical rethinking of the story that informs our instincts. And it's time! It's been five hundred years since the Reformation, our last major update. Today is a pivotal moment in history. With our worldview upended by quantum physics, history is demanding we renew the Christian story for our times. Rethinking Our Story reframes the elements of the Christian narrative for the new era. It explores "quantum" ways of thinking about God, human nature, Jesus, salvation, and the afterlife. The future of the church and the health of our society depend on our willingness to rethink, retell, and live out a better story. We will either update our instincts and contribute to the earth's well-being--or disappear into oblivion.

Our Story

Author: Ahmad Bahjat

Publisher: Claritas Books

ISBN: 1905837569

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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What if the crow who showed Cain how to bury Abel was returning from a justice council with the corpse of a condemned and executed fellow crow? Ahmad Bahjat imagines this scenario and others in the wildly inventive tales he collects in Our Story. Bahjat envisions animal lives and communities as complete as human ones, and he retells the familiar stories of the prophets through this new lens, adding a layer of illuminating viewpoints to the well-known stories. No one has been able to ask Salih’s camel what she thought of the disbelievers’ refutations, but through Bahjat’s creative and insightful tales, we can now conjecture. A feat of imagination and elaborate world building, these stories combine a Muslim’s love of the prophets and a desire to follow them with the recognition that humanity is not alone on this earth. Our Story provides a new frame of reference for our most beloved childhood stories.

Our Story

Author: Vivian L. Beeler

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469125900

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 678

View: 5905


Our Story 90 years, Looking Back... The world has changed so much in 90 years that I wanted to write about how they affected our lives. To let you know that we were real people that had the same emotions and feelings that you have. Ive included a little genealogy, a little history and how the things you read about in your history books affected us. Also, how the world has changed socially and morally and not always for the best. Of course this is your 90 year old Great Grandmas story and ideas.

Our Story

Author: Yuni Astuti; Aris Siswanti; Fredy Nugroho Setiawan

Publisher: Media Nusa Creative (MNC Publishing)

ISBN: 6024624271

Category: History

Page: 86

View: 1490


This anthology presents 50 selected stories by the students of Study Program of English, Faculty of Cultural Studies, Universitas Brawijaya, who were taking Paragraph Writing in the second semester of 2019/2020. These stories belong to the narrative paragraph category, one of the four genres that the students learned and practiced in this class. This book is expected to allow the students to tell their stories to a wider audience and to get inspired to write more. While reading the book, the audience will be able to catch a glimpse of what unforgettable experiences these young writers have—some of these experiences are beautiful, some others are embarrassing, upsetting, scary, or sad, but all of them have taught an important lesson to the writers. We hope you enjoy this book. Comments and suggestions for future improvement would be greatly appreciated.

Our Story

Author: Dalma Pálóczi Horváth Takács

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469123215

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

View: 5875


The story of this family takes the reader through two hundred years of turbulent history and daily living. One member of the clan was Plczi Horvth dm, a staunch Hungarian patriot, collector of Hungarian folk songs at the turn of the 18th century, who believed that women should be entitled to an equal education with men, to the right to hold office and to have representatives in Parliament. His contemporary, Dukai Takch Judit was one of the first Hungarian female poets. Other illustrious members included writers, a diplomat, a state minister, and a mathematician. One fought in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. Several died in the two world wars; many lived through the dismemberment of Hungary after World War I. The next generation made it through World War II, the Nazi occupation of the country, the Communist takeover of Eastern Europe, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Many are still living in Hungary; others have left the country to seek better lives in England and America. Their personal stories bring alive the realities of life behind the headlines of history. The story of the family in the 20th century is told through the portraits of seven family members, spanning three generations. Plczi Horvth Lajos (author Dalmas father) was a writer, collector of folk songs (like dm) and champion of the rights of the peasants and industrial workers. He was a man of cosmopolitan education who spoke nine languages, but had a fierce loyalty to his country. He saw both Nazi Germany and Soviet Communism as equally dangerous to Hungary. After the Communist takeover of Hungary he was arrested on trumped up charges of subversion and served five years in prison. The freedom fighters of 1956 released him, but he did not leave his country even after the ruthless suppression of the 1956 Revolution. Hevesi Halsz Laura, wife of Plczi Horvth Lajos and Dalmas mother, was born in the southern part of pre-World War I Hungary, an area assigned to Romania by the Treaty of Trianon. After World War I her widowed mother took the children to live in what was left of Hungary, and Laura lived through the privations and economic chaos caused by the dismemberment of the country. She was loyal to her husband, but in love with another man, Dlnoki Veress Lszl, a Hungarian diplomat. During World War II Veress was charged by Hungarys Prime Minister to negotiate Hungarys surrender to the Allies. His portrait reveals the bittersweet complexities of this love triangle and its place in European history. Dalmas story shows how her life was shaped by these strong personalities and by the joys and cruelties of life in 20th century Europe and America. Together with her parents she made it through World War II and the siege of Budapest. For a month their house was in no mans land between the Russian and the German front lines. But the most traumatic part of the experience was the Russian occupation: for six weeks their home was an army hospital; the soldiers were the masters and the tenants were slaves obliged to obey their commands. Yet she also had the chance to learn much about the Soviet army because her father was the interpreter. In the years after 1945 hopes of a free country governed by free elections gradually faded. By 1947 the Communists were in control, arresting and imprisoning their opponents. Laura made the wrenching decision to leave Hungary with her daughter, and join Veress Lszl, whom she later married. Dalmas story takes her through the challenges of starting a new life in England in the aftermath of World War II, preparing for exams, helping out at home while her mother and stepfather tried to make a living, and dreading news from Hungary where the Communists were gradually stifling all forms of freedom. She was 15 when she arrived in England. Seven years later she had a B.A. degree and teaching English in an English grammar school. But her challenges continued. After her marriage to Takc

Our Story

Author: W Penn Handwerker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315423243

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 5379


The story of human evolution, or Our Story, is about the development and refinement of cultures. Individuals cannot do things on their own, this book argues; their choices are driven by heuristics, biases, illogical preferences, and irrational assumptions about the nature of reality. So how did humanity survive? By forming more and more successful cultures, which are teams of people who share a specific vision of the world. Because cultures-as-teams are more effective if there is a strong correspondence among the members, they select individuals who clarify the team’s vision and force compliance to that vision. Thus, cultures-as-teams are powerful agents for change in the world. They offer the individual the opportunity to accomplish unimaginable goals, but they can also destroy him or her in the process.

Our Story

Author: Barbara Merz,Glenn Merz

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512772895

Category: Religion

Page: 116

View: 3739


Do you know why you were put on the face of this earth? Only God has an answer to that question. The nice thing about being in your twilight years is that you can look back and see what real life can hand you. This is the story of two couples from two different walks of life with different family and professional backgrounds who found out that what you dream and plan may not always turn out the way you expected. This book highlights two special individuals: Vernon Rosser of Nashville, Tennessee, and Joyce Merz, who lived about seventy-five miles away in Tullahoma, Tennessee. Neither one knew the other; however, both of them had contracted an incurable lung disease known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). This was a viral infection of the lungs without any known cause or cure. These two taught their spouses and those around them a lesson that changed the lives of many.

Our Story

Author: Union J

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405914122

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 9490


Join Union J as they embark on their journey to become THE next big boyband in Our Story! Only a few months ago Union J were just average guys, dreaming of performing on the X Factor stage, making music and having legions of fans screaming their names. And now that dream has become a reality. Follow Union J's unique journey from ordinary boys to stars as one of the most popular acts on X Factor 2012, in their first official memoir. Packed full of exclusive photos, behind-the-scenes gossip and the individual stories of JJ, Jaymi, Josh and George, Union J's Our Story is the book is a must-have for all J-Cats! Union J shot to stardom after reaching the X Factor finals in 2012. Jaymi, Josh and JJ had originally auditioned as a three piece called Triple J, but Louis selected soloist George to join the group, recognising their potential as a four. They have since played to sold out arenas around the country on the X Factor tour, signed a record deal with Sony Music and recorded their first single to be released in June 2013.

Our Story

Author: Reginald Kray,Ronald Kray

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0283072431

Category: True Crime

Page: 224

View: 4512


The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. The Kray twins were Britain's most notorious gangsters. Ruling London's underworld for more than a decade, as gang lords they were among the most powerful and feared men in the city. Photographed by David Bailey and even interviewed for television, they became celebrities in their own right and are infamous to this day. Ronnie and Reg's reign of terror ended on 8 March 1969 when they were sentenced to life with the recommendation that they serve at least thirty years. Ronnie ended his days in Broadmoor – his raging insanity only controlled by massive doses of drugs. Reg served almost three decades in some of Britain's toughest jails before being released on compassionate grounds in August 2000. He died of cancer eight months later. Compiled from a series of interviews with Fred Dinenage from behind prison walls, Our Story is the classic account that explodes the myths surrounding the Kray twins. In it, the twins set the record straight. In their own words they tell the full story of their brutal career of crime and their years behind bars. With an introduction from Fred Dinenage, this compelling, disturbing and highly readable book is the definitive story of two legendary criminals.

Our Story Called Life

Author: Peter Abrams

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326955144

Category: Self-Help

Page: 332

View: 2486


We all have a voice, a story, in our head that talks to us, every 20-30 seconds... When we wake up to find Donald Trump is president, corporations are more powerful than countries and everybody is unhappy... THE STORY NEEDS TO BE REWRITTEN. Our life is a story and it's time for an internal awakening of your inherent awesomeness, YOU HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS YOU NEED and you find them by looking within... It's time to become the author of your own destiny and the story-teller of your reality... It's time for your; PERSONAL REVOLUTION! ""He's a beautiful human being with a beautiful message; Peter's call for a personal revolution will change lives"" - Russell Brand ""Peter's first book un-apologetically asks the controversial questions many of us are too scared to ask"" - Independent