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God Our Savior

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 155635150X

Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: This volume makes a systematic theological statement in light of the unique revelation of God and humankind that has come to us in Jesus, the Messiah, as recorded in Scripture. It is the companion to the author's 'Jesus Christ Our Lord' (1987, 1990). There are chapters on Jesus Christ as the lens through which we receive theological insight, revelation, God, humanity, the Holy Spirit, the church, and last things, all understood through God's self-disclosure in Christ. From within the Anabaptist theological tradition, Kraus offers a biblically oriented alternative to rationalistic orthodoxy and to liberalism. He takes Scripture as the normative witness to the meaning of Christ, the authoritative source for theological reflection, and thus makes a thoroughly evangelical statement. Yet this evangel begins with salvation as newness of life in resurrection with Christ, not simply as juridical justification. The emphasis is on God as source of creative potential rather than on God as instigator of legal judgment. Christ, the Second Adam, the truest image of God, is both the climax of creation and the means through which humanity can attain that image and respond to God in personal relationship. Kraus views the Holy Spirit as the enlivening presence of the risen Christ, the church as the continuing saving mission of Christ, and eschatology as the victory of Christ over the powers of evil and death.

Behold the Man

Author : Peter Balleis SJ

ISBN10 : 9811451060

Publisher : Tusitala (RLS) Pte Ltd

Number of Pages : 120

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: For more than 20 years the Jesuit Peter Balleis has worked on the front lines with refugees. He asks about the causes of their misery. In this book he examines not only the political background of the refugee crisis, but also the human motivations that contribute to war and displacement. He points to the expectation of wealth, glory and power as the motivator for violence and the trigger for war. Everyone is challenged to learn to deal with these basic temptations, in society and in private life. Even Jesus was subjected to them. In looking at his example we can chart a constructive, spiritual way to keep a watchful eye on these temptations in our own life--and, beginning with ourselves, make the first step toward more humanity, peace and justice, so that the world does not remain as it is.

Tempted and Tried

Author : Russell Moore

ISBN10 : 1433515970

Publisher : Crossway

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Religion

Viewed : 1985

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Book Summary: Although temptation is a common and well-acknowledged part of the human experience, few realize the truth behind temptation and fewer still know how to defeat it. Tempted and Tried will not reassure Christians by claiming that temptation is less powerful or less prevalent than it is; instead, it will prepare believers for battle by telling the truth about the cosmic war that is raging. Moore shows that the temptation of every Christian is part of a broader conspiracy against God, a conspiracy that confronts everyone who shares the flesh of Jesus through human birth and especially confronts those who share the Spirit of Christ through the new birth of redemption. Moore walks readers through the Devil’s ancient strategies for temptation revealed in Jesus’ wilderness testing. Moore considers how those strategies might appear in a contemporary context and points readers to a way of escape. Tempted and Tried will remind Christians that temptation must be understood in terms of warfare, encouraging them with the truth that victory has already been secured through the triumph of Christ.

The Gospel of Matthew

Author : Matt Woodley

ISBN10 : 0830869387

Publisher : InterVarsity Press

Number of Pages : 299

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: They say the Bible is true, but does it ring true? Does it resonate? In this journey through the Gospel of Matthew, Matt Woodley considers the audacious idea of a God with us--confronting us in the midst of all we've invested ourselves in and dedicated ourselves to, and encouraging us with the promise that the God who made us has a better life in mind for us. The Resonate series recovers the ancient wisdom of Scripture for a complex world. The stories and insights of each book of the Bible are brought into conversation with contemporary voices of hope and lament--the cultural messages we interact with on a daily basis. The Scriptures become a meeting ground where God is confronted with the pressing concerns of our day, and we are confronted in turn with a fresh experience of God's truth.

Romanticism/Judaica

Author : Sheila A. Spector

ISBN10 : 1317061306

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 242

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: The twelve essays in Romanticism/Judaica explore the four major cultural strands that have converged from the French Revolution to the present. The first section, Nationalism and Diasporeanism, contains essays on the diasporean mentality of the Romantics, Byron's attitude towards nationalism, and Polish immigrant Hyman Hurwitz's attempt to gain acceptance among the British by having Coleridge translate his Hebrew elegy for Princess Charlotte. Essays of the second section, Religion and Anti-Semitism, deal with the complexities of Jewish/Christian relations in the Romantic Period. Specifically, they discuss philosopher Solomon Maimon's lack of response to Kant's anti-Semitism, novelist Maria Polack's use of Christian subject matter to combat anti-Semitism, and short-story writer Grace Aguilar's incorporation of the British Bible-centered Evangelical culture, along with various strands of British Romanticism. In the third section, Individualism and Assimilationism, essays consider different ways the Jews were assimilated into the dominant culture, specifically through the theater, sports and and post-Enlightenment philosophy. Finally, the volume concludes with Criticism and Reflection: a revaluation of earlier scholarship on Anglo-Jewish literature; the establishment of Harold Fisch's covenantal hermeneutics as a model for reading Keats; and an analysis of Lionel Trilling, M. H. Abrams, Harold Bloom and Geoffrey Hartman in terms of their Jewish origins, suggesting the further implications for Romanticism as a field.

Understanding Religious Ethics

Author : Charles Mathewes

ISBN10 : 1444323423

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 280

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: This accessible introduction to religious ethics focuses on the major forms of moral reasoning encompassing the three ‘Abrahamic’ religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Draws on a range of moral issues, such as examples arising from friendship, marriage, homosexuality, lying, forgiveness and its limits, the death penalty, the environment, warfare, and the meaning of work, career, and vocation Looks at both ethical reasoning and importantly, how that reasoning reveals insights into a religious tradition Investigates the resources available to address common problems confronting Abrahamic faiths, and how each faith explains and defends its moral viewpoints Offering concrete topics for interfaith discussions, this is a timely and insightful introduction to a fast-growing field of interest

Mean Genes

Author : Terry Burnham,Jay Phelan

ISBN10 : 0465046983

Publisher : Basic Books

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Science

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Book Summary: Why do we want--and why do we do--so many things that are bad for us? And how can we stop? In Mean Genes economist Terry Burnham and biologist Jay Phelan offer advice on how to conquer our own worst enemy--our survival-minded genes. Having evolved in a time of scarcity, when our ancestors struggled to survive in the wild, our genes are poorly adapted to the convenience of modern society. They compel us to overeat, spend our whole paycheck, and cheat on our spouses. But knowing how they work, Burnham and Phelan show that we can trick these "mean genes" into submission and cultivate behaviors that will help us lead better lives. A lively, humorous guide to our evolutionary heritage, Mean Genes illuminates how we can use an understanding of our biology to beat our instincts--before they beat us.

Primal Heat

Author : Kimber White

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Nokay Press, LLC

Number of Pages : 225

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: A standalone, cliffhanger free, full length paranormal romance novel involving the sexy wolf shifters of Wild Lake. Bas Lanier gets what he wants. Always. The hunky billionaire businessman is also Alpha to the largest wolf shifter pack in Wild Lake. He can’t always afford to play by the rules. Too many people depend on him for protection and their livelihood. But when he meets sexy law student, Abby Winslow, instant heat flares between them. The kind only reserved for fated mates. But, when new enemies threaten pack lands, Abby may get caught in the crossfire. Law school is Abby’s ticket out of the trailer park. Her hard work and ambition finally pay off when she lands a coveted internship that could set her up for life. Before long though, Abby realizes her boss is merely using her as bait to tempt his most cunning adversary, CEO Bas Lanier. But it’s Abby who faces the greatest temptation of all. Virile, sexy, and all Alpha, Bas makes Abby’s blood hum. Can she set aside her feelings even when she learns her boss’s plans could hurt the Wild Lake packs and everything Bas holds dear? She’ll have to make a gut-wrenching choice between her career and her heart. Reader’s Note: Each book in the Wild Lake Wolves series is a full length, standalone, cliffhanger free, super sexy, werewolf shifter romance. You can read them in any order but the smoking hot events within each happen chronologically. These wolves like it rough! If you’re not into that, you might want to sit this one out. However if you like hot, dominant, alpha male werewolf shifters and the kickass heroines who will do anything to please them, then one-click away and enjoy the ride! Book Themes: shifter romance, werewolf, werewolves, wolf shifters, new adult and college, romantic suspense, fated mates, standalone paranormal romance series

The Essential Oyster

Author : Rowan Jacobsen

ISBN10 : 1632862573

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Cooking

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Book Summary: From Rowan Jacobsen, America's go-to expert, the author of the trailblazing A Geography of Oysters, comes the ultimate oyster guide--a gorgeous, full-color, must-have book. A decade ago, Rowan Jacobsen wrote a book called A Geography of Oysters that celebrated the romance of oysters, the primal rush of slurping a raw denizen of the sea, and the mysteries of molluscan terroir. The book struck a chord, and American oyster culture has been on a gravity-defying trajectory ever since. With lavish four-color photos throughout by renowned photographer David Malosh, The Essential Oyster is the definitive book for oyster-lovers everywhere, featuring stunning portraits, tasting notes, and backstories of all the top oysters, as well as recipes from America's top oyster chefs and a guide to the best oyster bars. Spotlighting more than a hundred of North America's greatest oysters--the unique, the historically significant, the flat-out yummiest--The Essential Oyster introduces the oyster culture and history of every region of North America, as well as overseas. There is no coastline from British Columbia to Baja, from New Iberia to New Brunswick, that isn't producing great oysters. For the most part, these are deeper cupped, stronger shelled, finer flavored, and more stylish than their predecessors. Some have colorful stories to tell. Some have quirks. All have character. The Essential Oyster will help you find the best, and help you to cherish them better. That is what's captured--and celebrated--in these pages.

The Tycoon's Temptation

Author : Katherine Garbera

ISBN10 : 9781459203211

Publisher : Silhouette

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 488

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Book Summary: Only two things had ever sliced through billionaire businessman Preston Dexter's razor-sharp focus on making money—Lily Stone's legs! The sight of those shapely, mile-long wonders sent him charging past "go" in a high-powered game of seduce-and-possess. But on his quest to acquire exclusive rights to the virtuous virgin's bedroom, he found that she matched his own primal passions. And in the aftershocks of their kisses, the powerful mogul felt his defenses slipping. For Lily refused to surrender her innocence for anything less than absolute commitment...and suddenly this tycoon faced his ultimate temptation!

Primal Heat

Author : A. C. Arthur

ISBN10 : 1466840889

Publisher : St. Martin\'s Paperbacks

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: In the savage world of shapeshifters desire can be as dangerous as nature itself.... As bodyguard to the most powerful shapeshifter in the human world, Shadow Shifter, Eli Preston has sworn to protect his leader, defend their alliance, and keep his darker instincts in check. But when a beautiful female trainee arouses his jaguar senses, there is no stopping the beast within. He must have her. Even if it jeopardizes the deadliest mission of his life... When the heat is on-and the claws come out-the heart is the fiercest hunter... For six years, Nivea has been waiting for Eli to take her in his arms, unleash his animal urges, and claim her as his mate. But once their passion is unleashed-in a reckless moment of pure unbridled lust-nothing can ever be the same. The battlelines are drawn: man versus animal, shapeshifter versus shapeshifter. And Eli must be prepared to fight for his life-and his love-or he will lose Nivea forever...in Primal Heat, the final Shadow Shifters novel by A.C. Arthur. "Deliciously edgy, sexy, and certainly not to be missed." -Lora Leigh, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Deadly Temptation

Author : Justine Davis

ISBN10 : 1426810091

Publisher : Silhouette

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: He'd saved her life. Now it was payback time. Newbie at the famous Redstone Incorporated she might be. But Liana Kiley knew an innocent man when she saw one. Especially when he was the lawman who'd once saved her life, then captured her heart. Detective Logan Beck would do anything to keep Liana away from the corruption charges that dirtied his record and now endangered his life. But the stubborn redhead wouldn't take "Go away" for an answer. And now he didn't know which was more threatening—the hero-worship he saw in her beautiful eyes, or the primal urge to protect this woman who could never be his….

The Johannine Theology

Author : George B. Stevens

ISBN10 : 1597521868

Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers

Number of Pages : 412

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: From the author's Preface: The aim of this volume is to present, in systematic form, the theological contents of the Gospel and Epistles of John. . . . No treatise which purports to furnish a critical and systematic presentation of the theology of John has hitherto been composed in English. . . . It can hardly be doubted, therefore, that there is room in our theological literature for an exposition of the theology of John, which shall set forth the salient features of this great type of New Testament teaching. . . . I shall be gratified if this volume serves in some measure to elucidate and emphasize some of those [Johannine] conceptions, to make more manifest their great depth and richness, and to illustrate their value for Christian thought and life.

Primal Possession

Author : Katie Reus

ISBN10 : 1101599618

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: To protect her, he will unleash the beast within… As his pack’s second-in-command, lupine shifter Liam Armstrong gives orders and takes what he wants—until he meets red-headed, blue-eyed December McIntyre. Liam knows the human beauty is his intended mate the moment he sees her, but December is far too strong-willed to accept his protection. December, whose brother is the town sheriff, has every reason to mistrust shifters after one killed her youngest sibling. But the forceful and handsome Liam has gotten under her skin in a way she hadn’t thought possible, and the desire she feels for him is almost too much to bear. When a radical hate group targets all humans known to sympathize with paranormal beings, December is attacked in her bookstore. Reluctantly, she turns to the only one who can help her: Liam. And he is going to take her to places within herself she never knew existed.

Surrender to Temptation

Author : Lauren Jameson

ISBN10 : 0698180194

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: In this stunning romance, Lauren Jameson presents a story of unexpected desire in which two strangers play a dangerous game in the quest for incredible pleasure. But winning comes with a price.... After walking in on her boyfriend with another woman, Devon Reid decides to seek solace in the small California town she’s often visited on vacation. Instead, she finds herself consumed by a mysterious man who sets her ablaze with one simple look. Devon has always been the good girl, but Zach’s touch turns her into something primal, especially when he persuades her to give up control to him. But while Zach can make her burn, he seduces Devon one moment and turns her away the next. When Devon starts her new job at Phyrefly Aviation, she learns that Zach is actually founder and CEO of the massive corporation. And while Devon knows she should keep things between them strictly professional, his overwhelming magnetism makes it impossible to stay away....

Surrender to Temptation Part I

Author : Lauren Jameson

ISBN10 : 1101620706

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 60

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: In this stunning debut, Lauren Jameson presents a story of unexpected desire, where two strangers play a dangerous game in the quest for incredible pleasure. But winning comes with a price… Surrender to Temptation, Part I Tempted to Submit After walking in on her boyfriend with another woman, Devon Reid decides to seek solace in the small Californian town she’s often visited on vacation. Instead, she finds herself consumed by a dark, mysterious man who sets her ablaze with a simple look. Devon has always been the good girl, but Zach’s touch turns her into something primal, especially when he persuades her to give up control. But while Zach can make her burn, he also runs hot and cold, seducing Devon one moment and turning her away the next. When Devon starts her new job at Phyrefly Aviation, she learns that “Zach” is actually Zachariah St. Brenton, founder and CEO of the massive corporation. And while Devon knows she should keep things with Zach strictly professional, his overwhelming magnetism makes it impossible to stay away… Includes a bonus excerpt of Lauren Jameson’s upcoming novel, Blush. More to come…Don’t miss Surrender to Temptation, Part II, available 1/8.

Nature's Primal Self

Author : Nam T. Nguyen

ISBN10 : 0739150421

Publisher : Lexington Books

Number of Pages : 282

Category : Philosophy

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Book Summary: The underlying theme of this book is the analysis of Corrington’s ecstatic naturalism as a breakthrough movement that combines the fields of semiotics, theology, depth psychology, and philosophy in a new metaphysics of nature. Ecstatic naturalism provides a viable alternative to Peirce’s semiotic conception of the self and to Jaspers’ existential elucidation of Existenz.

Lord of the Flies

Author : William Golding

ISBN10 : 0571267386

Publisher : Faber & Faber

Number of Pages : 176

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: William Golding's Lord of the Flies is a dystopian classic: 'exciting, relevant and thought-provoking' (Stephen King). When a group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, what could go wrong? 'One of my favorite books - I read it every couple of years.' (Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games) A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. By day, they discover fantastic wildlife and dazzling beaches, learning to survive; at night, they are haunted by nightmares of a primitive beast. Orphaned by society, it isn't long before their innocent childhood games devolve into a savage, murderous hunt ... 'Stands out mightily in my memory ... Such a strong statement about the human heart.' (Patricia Cornwell) 'Terrifying and haunting.' (Kingsley Amis) 'Beautifully written, tragic and provocative.' (E. M. Forster) ONE OF THE BBC'S ICONIC 'NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD' What readers are saying: 'Every real human being should read this ... This is what we are.' 'It's brilliant, it's captivating, it's thought provoking and brutal and for some, its truly terrifying.' 'It can be read and re-read many times, and every time something new will appear.' 'There is a reason why this is studied at school ... Excellent read.' 'This is one of the few books I've read that I keep on my Kindle to read again.' 'I revisit this every few years and it's always fresh and impressive ... One of the best books I've ever read.'

Primal

Author : Mark Batterson

ISBN10 : 1601422571

Publisher : Multnomah

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: Our generation needs a reformation. But a single person won’t lead it. A single event won’t define it. Our reformation will be a movement of reformers living creatively, compassionately, courageously for the cause of Christ. This reformation will not be born of a new discovery. It will be the rediscovery of something old, something ancient. Something primal. —Mark Batterson, Primal What would your Christianity look like if it was stripped down to the simplest, rawest, purest faith possible? You would have more, not less. You would have the beginning of a new reformation—in your generation, your church, your own soul. You would have primal Christianity. This book is an invitation to become part of a reformation movement. It is an invitation to rediscover the compassion, wonder, curiosity, and energy that turned the world upside down two thousand years ago. It is an invitation to be astonished again.

Temptations of a Wallflower

Author : Eva Leigh

ISBN10 : 0062358677

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Eva Leigh’s deliciously sexy Wicked Quills of London series continues as a Lady’s secret career writing erotic fiction is jeopardized by real-life romance . . . In society circles she’s known as the Watching Wallflower—shy, quiet, and certainly never scandalous. Yet beneath Lady Sarah Frampton’s demure façade hides the mind of The Lady of Dubious Quality, author of the most titillating erotic fiction the ton has ever seen. Sarah knows discovery would lead to her ruin, but marriage—to a vicar, no less—could help protect her from slander. An especially tempting option when the clergyman in question is the handsome, intriguing Jeremy Cleland. Tasked with unmasking London’s most scandalous author by his powerful family, Jeremy has no idea that his beautiful, innocent bride is the very woman he seeks to destroy. His mission must remain a secret, even from the new wife who stirs his deepest longings. Yet when the truth comes to light, Sarah and Jeremy’s newfound love will be tested. Will Sarah’s secret identity tear them apart or will the temptations of his wallflower wife prove too wicked to resist?