The Gospel of Paul of Tarsus, and of His Opponent, James the Just, From Our Current New Testament (Classic Reprint): Francis William Newman
The Gospel of Paul of Tarsus:And of his Opponent, James the Just, from our Current New Testament Francis William Newman
Is Stonehenge a stone hinge? As early as 10,000 years ago, early man knew of parallel universes. Not from quantum theoretical models but from face-to-face interaction with their denizens. Over the last 30 years, television series and movies focused on the public´s thirst for inexplicable phenomena. The growing number of books devoted to works explaining everything from UFOs to Stonehenge are testaments of continuing and increasing interest. Each theory is specialized, honed to explain a specific mystery. Each generates more opponents than supporters. What if a single theory unified and explained a majority of these enigmas? What if the same theory reached back into our past and demonstrated ancient people dealt with these same mysteries? Otherworld presents such a theory, a theory born from a single question: What if Stonehenge really was a stone hinge? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Bryant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081235/bk_acx0_081235_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Never before has the incendiary mix of action, politics, and intrigue that has become Timothy Zahn’s trademark, been more evident that in this new Star Wars epic. On the heels of the stunning events chronicled in Star Wars: A New Hope, the newly minted heroes of the Rebellion - fledgling Jedi Luke Skywalker, smuggler turned reluctant freedom-fighter Han Solo, and Princess Leia Organa, a bold leader with a world to avenge - must face the harsh realities of the cataclysmic conflict into which they have so bravely plunged. From this point forward, legends will grow, treachery will abound, and lives will be irrevocably altered, in the long, hard fight to counter the fist of tyranny and restore hope to a galaxy too long in darkness. The destruction of the Death Star by the Rebel Alliance was a decisive blow against the Empire, but Palpatine and his monstrous enforcer, Darth Vader, are no less of a threat. The brutal extermination of Alderaan not only demonstrated the magnitude of their murderous power, but served as a chilling testament to their resolve to crush the Rebel uprising. Standing against them, Skywalker, Solo, and the Princess remain uncertain opponents. Luke is gifted and brave, but unschooled in the power he possesses. Han has doubts about waging someone else’s war - and his contentiousness is one more burden for Leia to bear as she struggles to help keep the Rebellion alive. The three have been sent to mediate a dispute between Rebel Alliance factions in Shelsha Sector - agitating matters by forcing Han to deal not only with pirates, but with his more dreaded enemy, politics. At the same time, Mara Jade - all of eighteen and years away from her fateful meeting with Luke - is serving her evil master, Palpatine, well in her role as the Emperor’s Hand: tracking suspected treachery in the Empire to what may be high places - while trying to stay out of Darth Vader’s way. But the Rebels will prove to be only one of the Empire’s conc... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003550/bk_rand_003550_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How God Captures the Imagination. This book was previously released with the title, Myth Became Fact: Storytelling, Imagination & Apologetics in the Bible. Brian Godawa, Hollywood screenwriter and novelist, explores the nature of imagination in the Bible. How God subverts pagan religions by appropriating their creativity and redeeming them within a biblical worldview. Improve your imagination in glorifying God and defending the faith. Here are the chapters, and what you will learn: Demonizing the Pagan Gods: God verbally attacked his opponents, pagans and their gods, by using sarcasm, mockery, and name-calling. He called them what they really were: demons. Demonization is not wrong if they really are demonic. Old Testament Storytelling Apologetics: Israel shared creative images with their pagan neighbors: The sea dragon of chaos, and the storm god. The Bible invests them with new meaning. Biblical Creation and Storytelling: creation stories in the ancient Near East and the Bible both express a primeval battle of deity to create order out of chaos. But how do they differ? The Universe in Ancient Imagination: a comparison and contrast of the biblical picture of the universe with the ancient pagan one. What´s the difference? New Testament Storytelling Apologetics: Paul´s sermon to the pagans on Mars Hill is an example of the apologetics of subversion: communicating the gospel in terms of a pagan narrative, with a view toward replacing their worldview. Christian imagination and apologetics work together. Imagination in Prophecy and Apocalypse: God uses imaginative descriptions of future events to intentionally obscure his message from unbelievers, while at the same time showing the true meaning of history to believers. This will help you understand the end times better. An Apologetic of Biblical Horror: learn how God uses the ge... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Godawa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063502/bk_acx0_063502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This panoramic book tells the story of how revolutionary ideas from the Enlightenment about freedom, equality, evolution, and democracy have reverberated through modern history and shaped the world as we know it today. A testament to the enduring power of ideas, The Shape of the New offers unforgettable portraits of Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Charles Darwin, and Karl Marx - heirs of the Enlightenment who embodied its highest ideals about progress - and shows how their thoughts, over time and in the hands of their followers and opponents, transformed the very nature of our beliefs, institutions, economies, and politics. Yet these ideas also hold contradictions. They have been used in the service of brutal systems such as slavery and colonialism, been appropriated and twisted by monsters like Stalin and Hitler, and provoked reactions against the Enlightenment´s legacy by Islamic Salafists and the Christian Religious Right. The Shape of the New argues that it is impossible to understand the ideological and political conflicts of our own time without familiarizing ourselves with the history and internal tensions of these world-changing ideas. With passion and conviction, it exhorts us to recognize the central importance of these ideas as historical forces and pillars of the Western humanistic tradition. It makes the case that to read the works of the great thinkers is to gain invaluable insights into the ideas that have shaped how we think and what we believe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen McLaughlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023565/bk_adbl_023565_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How did a disheveled, intellectually combative gay Jew with a thick New Jersey-Massachusetts accent become one of the most effective politicians of his time? In this candid and witty political memoir, Barney Frank relates his journey from the outskirts of New York City to Boston´s City Hall and the Massachusetts legislature, and then to the US Congress, where he played a vital role in the struggle for personal freedom and economic fairness over four decades. With his trademark directness and insight, Frank explores the emotional toll of living in the closet and how he became the first member of Congress to disclose his homosexuality voluntarily. And he chronicles his lifelong struggle against inequality, which culminated in cowriting the most significant Wall Street regulations since the Great Depression. He also demonstrates how he used his rhetorical skills to expose his opponents´s hypocrisies and delusions and details the endless favors, grudges, and fears that compose a legislator´s career. From the Clinton impeachment to the economic meltdown of 2008 to the repeal of ´´Don´t Ask, Don´t Tell´´, Frank´s words and deeds mattered, and Frank shows why. Here is a guide to how political change really happens, composed by a master of the art, and a testament to how Democrats, if they reject purism and passivity, can rebuild trust in an active government. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barney Frank. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001901/bk_aren_001901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.