In an unusual presentation of a popular novel, photographs of cathedrals and the art of the stonemason are combined with excerpts from "Pillars of the Earth," Follett's tale of twelfth-century England
Acts of the Almighty by beloved, National Book Award-winning author Walter Wangerin Jr. carries us sequentially through the sweep of the Bible's story in daily devotional readings. One of the greatest modern writers on faith and spirituality, Walter Wangerin Jr. is the author of more than forty books - including The Book of God and The Book of the Dun Cow - and the recipient of the National Book Award. In Acts of the Almighty, Wangerin's deep biblical insight and poetic heart help us explore how the Bible fits together into one grand story. This 365-day devotional invites us to understand more fully God's redeeming works through five sections: Genesis and Exodus, David and Solomon, the prophets, the life of Christ, and the birth of the Church. The short, daily readings capture Wangerin's signature voice as well as his profound wisdom. Each dated entry contains a biblical passage that focuses on a single moment from the Bible's epic story, a brief meditation from Wangerin, and a prayer. Sink deep into this unique devotional that takes you through the Bible in one year. Acts of the Almighty offers a beautiful opportunity to read the Bible's expansive and arresting story in a brand-new way.
The Five Pillars of Islam is a comprehensive and practical manual on the fundamental beliefs and practices of a Muslim and provides an understanding of the true spirit of worship in Islam. Written by a noted Muslim scholar and educationist with a contemporary Muslim audience in mind, this is an invaluable reference for every home and classroom. Musharraf Hussain, PhD, is the director of the Karimia Institute in the United Kingdom. In 2009 he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to community relations in Britain.
If you grew up in the country, you may have once or twice seen a turtle perched atop a fence post. The first thought to cross your mind upon seeing this unusual sight would probably be that the turtle did not get on top of that fence post by itself; it had help. This analogy is meant to represent just that - something accomplished that would not normally be possible without the assistance of someone or something more capable. That is the message of this book: how to accomplish more with less; how to go higher financially (and in other areas of life) than your talents and abilities would otherwise take you; how to position yourself to be propelled by God Himself to heights you may have never thought possible; and why God wants to prosper the people who attend their ears to His methods. Andrew G. Robbins has been in different facets of ministry since 1993, mostly in the areas of worship and teaching. An active writer, Mr. Robbins has authored numerous books, articles, and blogs. For the last two decades he has been a successful businessman and entrepreneur. In January 2010, Andrew and his wife, Donna, launched Blessed Life Fellowship (www.BlessedLifeFellowship.org), a church and ministry devoted to teaching God's people about the goodness of God and His Kingdom principles for living and experiencing God's abundance. Andrew and Donna reside in central Indiana and have three children - Hannah, Luke, and Drew.
A side by side perspective of two legendary books and the issues that matter a great deal to all.
The revelations contained in the Bible serve as a supreme guide by which to measure all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions—and today’s Christians are in steady moral and spiritual decline. A 2010 survey by the Barna Research Group reveals that in American churches, Christians have become less knowledgeable about the Bible, less interested in spiritual disciplines, and more desirous of secular techniques to solve life’s problems, thus blurring the distinction between their conduct and that of nonbelievers. In Seven Pillars of Christianity: An Introduction to the Essential Christian Doctrines, Dr. William Ekane reveals the life-transforming foundations of the Christian faith and issues a clarion call for Christians to return to authentic Christianity. First presenting his compelling case for the scientific reliability and divine origin of the Bible, Dr. Ekane works closely with Scripture as he leads us through everything from the Lord Jesus Christ to trust and faith in the living God to, finally, the five major judgments and Revelation. These practical, strategic insights and essential truths are invaluable to new converts as well as mature believers. The Word of the Holy Spirit offers transformation, illuminating our hearts and minds as we strengthen our spiritual foundation and grow deeper in God.
Henrik Johan Ibsen (1828-1906) was a major Norwegian playwright largely responsible for the rise of modern realistic drama. He is often referred to as the "father of modern drama."