By Norman L. Geisler

Eventually, the services of prime students and apologists of at the present time accrued into one source! themes akin to relativism, miracles, the matter of evil, and the id of Jesus are explored with imagery and humor, intelligence and recognize via famous Christian authors. every one contributor additionally offers a important bibliography for extra analyzing on his specific topic. Why i'm a Christian is a smart e-book for believers desiring coverage that their religion is not just precise yet average. famous participants contain William Lane Craig, J. Budziszewski, Norman L. Geisler (also a coeditor), Gary Habermas, J. P. Moreland, Hugh Ross, Peter Kreeft, Ravi Zacharias, and Josh McDowell. This source also will curiosity religious seekers and skeptics due to its credible participants and their willingness to percentage own tales of ways their lives have been replaced. Chapters are prepared in a logical argumentative order to assist in breaking down, one after the other, highbrow hindrances of religion. The paintings will draw a extensive viewers through its remarkable breadth and intensity of apologetic services. members comprise: Francis J. Beckwith Walter Bradley J. Budziszewski Winfried Corduan William Lane Craig John S. Feinberg Norman L. Geisler R. Douglas Geivitt Gary Habermas Paul okay. Hoffman Peter Kreeft Barry Leventhal Josh McDowell J. P. Moreland Hugh Ross Ravi Zacharias

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By Robert Wright

During this sweeping, brilliant trip via background, Robert Wright unveils a discovery of an important significance to the current second: there's a development within the evolution Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and a "hidden code" of their scriptures. during the prisms of archeology, theology, anthropology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright many times overturns traditional knowledge to teach how and why faith can enhance the social order-even in an age of globalization-and explains why sleek technological know-how isn't just appropriate with faith, yet actively affirms the validity of the spiritual quest.

tremendous in scope and exciting in ambition, The Evolution of God brilliantly alters our figuring out of God and the place He got here from-and the place He and we're going subsequent.

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By Andrew R. Casper

Art and the spiritual photograph in El Greco’s Italy is the 1st book-length exam of the early profession of 1 of the early sleek period’s such a lot notoriously misunderstood figures. Born round 1541, Domenikos Theotokopoulos all started his occupation as an icon painter at the island of Crete. he's top identified, less than the identify “El Greco,” for the works he created whereas in Spain, work that experience provoked either rapt admiration and scornful disapproval because his loss of life in 1614. however the approximately ten years he spent in Venice and Rome, from 1567 to 1576, have remained underexplored beforehand. Andrew Casper’s exam of this era permits us to achieve a formal knowing of El Greco’s complete profession and divulges a lot concerning the tumultuous setting for non secular portray after the Council of Trent.

Art and the spiritual photo in El Greco’s Italy is a brand new ebook within the paintings historical past e-book Initiative (AHPI), a collaborative supply from the Andrew W. Mellon beginning. due to the AHPI furnish, this booklet may be to be had within the following book variations: Kindle, corner learn, Google versions, ebrary, EBSCO, venture MUSE, and JSTOR.

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By Paul Fregosi

"Jihad," the Muslim holy struggle opposed to Christians and others, has raged for 1,300 years with bloody conquests in Europe relationship from campaigns to transform the infidels within the seventh century to cutting-edge random acts of terrorism within the identify of Allah. but this large unrecorded "hole" in ecu heritage has been censored and stifled via political and literary professionals who've feared reprisals from indignant Muslims attempting to disguise a legacy of brutality drastically extra bloody and 6 occasions longer in length than the atrocities of the crusades.

This is the engrossing real account of the substantial and little-known Islamic army invasions of Europe, and the key avid gamers who led them, starting round 650 CE. The Islamic Arabs (and later the Moors) occupied some of the Mediterranean Islands, and invaded Spain and Portugal in 711 CE, and governed over a lot of the Iberian peninsula for the subsequent 800 years. France used to be attacked and invaded, as used to be Italy, and the ecu coasts the entire method to eire and Iceland. The Muslims swept over the Balkans, besieged Vienna, and have been intermittent masters of Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary into the nineteenth century, destroying the Byzantines and conquering Constantinople (turning it into Istanbul). bold and unrelenting, the Muslims additionally sought to beat Austria and Russia.

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By Sverre Bagge

Christianity and European-style monarchy--the move and the scepter--were brought to Scandinavia within the 10th century, a improvement that used to be to have profound implications for all of Europe. Cross and Scepter is a concise background of the Scandinavian kingdoms from the age of the Vikings to the Reformation, written by means of Scandinavia's best medieval historian. Sverre Bagge exhibits how the increase of the 3 kingdoms not just replaced the face of Scandinavia, but in addition helped make the territorial kingdom the traditional political unit in Western Europe. He describes Scandinavia's momentous conversion to Christianity and the construction of church and monarchy there, and strains how those occasions reworked Scandinavian legislations and justice, army and administrative association, social constitution, political tradition, and the department of strength one of the king, aristocracy, and customary humans. Bagge sheds vital new mild at the reception of Christianity and eu studying in Scandinavia, and on Scandinavian background writing, philosophy, political idea, and courtly tradition. He appears on the reception of eu impulses and their edition to Scandinavian stipulations, and examines the connection of the 3 kingdoms to one another and the remainder of Europe, paying particular recognition to the inter-Scandinavian unions and their outcomes for the concept that of presidency and the department of power.

Cross and Scepter presents a necessary creation to Scandinavian medieval heritage for students and common readers alike, delivering important new insights into nation formation and cultural swap in Europe.

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By Rick Warren

This publication has remodeled hundreds of thousands of lives. Are you prepared for a change?

 

Since its unlock, The function pushed Life has been translated into eighty-five diversified languages and has develop into the “Bestselling non-fiction hardback booklet in background” in accordance with Publisher’s Weekly, all end result of the Christ-centered procedure the publication takes to answering life’s so much basic query: What in the world am I right here for?

 

This new softcover variation is reimagined for a brand new new release, with 4 new positive aspects including:

 

  • Video introductions by means of Rick Warren to chapters 1-42
  • An audio lesson on the finish of every bankruptcy, with greater than thirty extra hours of educating by way of Rick Warren
  • Two new bonus chapters at the commonest boundaries to residing a purpose-driven life
  • Access to a web neighborhood the place you could speak about your trip to function, get suggestions, and obtain support

 

On your trip you’ll locate the solutions to 3 of life’s most vital questions: The query of life: Why am I alive?, The query of value: Does my existence matter?, The query of goal: What on the earth am I right here for?

 

Living out the aim you have been created for strikes you past mere survival and luck to a lifetime of significance—the existence you have been intended to live.

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By Emanuel Swedenborg

Heaven and Hell is Swedenborg’s hottest e-book and his fullest record of his reviews within the different global. In it he describes heaven, hell, and the realm of spirits that lies among them, and he recounts intimately the method of passing from lifestyles to afterlife, in addition to the next reports of the soul. He counters definite conventional perspectives through preserving that angels (and devils) will not be a individually created genderless race yet humans (both female and male) who as soon as lived within the actual global. those spirits turn out both in heaven or in hell based upon the lives they've got led and the alternatives they've got made on the earth. babies and youngsters of any and all spiritual backgrounds—atheistic, agnostic, non-Christian, or Christian—enter heaven and develop as much as younger grownup age after loss of life, whereas adults preserve or regain a kingdom of healthy adolescence. Swedenborg shades his account with ample info in regards to the nature of the religious world—having to don't basically with angels and their powers, their language, their houses and garments, but in addition with the conditions of devils and evil spirits.

In many respects, Heaven and Hell is “the position to start” when you desire to develop into familiar with Swedenborg’s wealthy account of the afterlife. through the years this quantity has been a lot sought additionally by way of readers who've an curiosity in near-death stories or who search comfort for the lack of a family member.

The New Century variation is a contemporary translation that includes the newest scholarship approximately Swedenborg and his times.

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Reviews
"Emanuel Swedenborg's paintings is an enormous, advanced, outstanding international, full of lands and seas of notable good looks and richness. . . . Now George F. Dole has swept away the stuffiness and stiffness of previous [translations] and given us Swedenborg as he's intended to be: an exhilarating visionary, a poetic seer of the 1st order. In each admire, it is a triumph."
—Philip Zaleski, the simplest religious Writing series

"The Swedenborg starting place has performed handsomely by way of its eponymous visionary role's translation has the readability and ease of Swedenborg's Latin hugely recommended."
—Library Journal

"Anyone attracted to Western spirituality and esotericism should still learn Swedenborg. he's a grasp. Western tradition after his passage used to be remodeled. those that learn him will likewise be reworked. This new translation—crisp, available, or even elegant—is a blessing."

—Christopher Bamford, assessment in Parabola

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This ebook is devoted for your mastery of the artwork of understanding your whole wishes. the best reward you've been given is the reward of your mind's eye. every thing that now exists used to be imagined. And every little thing that may ever exist needs to first be imagined. needs Fulfilled is designed to take you on a voyage of discovery, in which you can start to faucet into the fantastic manifesting powers that you simply own inside of you and create a lifestyles during which all that you just think for your self turns into a gift truth. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer explores, for the 1st time, the sector of your maximum self; and definitively indicates you the way you could actually swap your suggestion of your self, embark upon a God-realized lifestyle, and satisfy the religious fact that with God all issues are possible—and “all issues” signifies that not anything is passed over. via training the explicit process for retraining your unconscious brain, you're inspired not to simply position into your mind's eye what you should happen for your self, yet you're given the specifics for realigning your lifestyles so that you can reside out your optimum calling and remain attached in your resource of being. From the lofty viewpoint of your optimum self, you are going to how you can teach your mind's eye in a brand new means. Your wishes—all of them—can certainly be fulfilled. through the use of your mind's eye and practising the artwork of assuming the sensation of your needs being fulfilled, and steadfastly refusing to permit any facts of the outer international to distract you out of your intentions, you will find that you just, via advantage of your religious understanding, own the facility to develop into the individual you have been destined to be. This ebook can help you See—with a capital S—that you're Divine, and that you simply already own an internal, invisible greater self which may and should advisor you towards a mastery of the artwork of manifestation. you could reach this mastery via planned awake keep an eye on of your imagination!

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By Colin Escott

This legit advisor chronicles the tale of the birthplace of nation tune as informed through the folk who have been there. Escott provides the authentic inside of heritage of the house of kingdom song, providing fanatics an unique look at the center and soul of nation track. complete colour, and filled with photographs from the Opry information masking eighty years of historical past.

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By Orson Scott Card

In Sarah, writer Orson Scott Card makes use of his fertile mind's eye and uncanny perception into human nature to flesh out a special lady — one that is gorgeous, tricky, shrewdpermanent, and innovative in an period whilst ladies get brief shrift in existence in addition to within the old list. Sarah takes on shiny truth as a girl fascinating to kings, a loyal spouse, and a devoted follower of the God of Abraham, selected to event an incomparable miracle. Set within the attractiveness and way over Egypt and the starkly appealing desolate tract landscapes of the Sinai peninsula, Sarah is an altogether plausible and provocative drama. this primary novel in a trilogy at the ladies of Genesis illuminates the hardships and the triumphs of a lady destined for greatness.

Born right into a time and position the place a girl speaks her brain at her personal peril, and reared as a motherless baby by means of a doting father, Rebekah grew as much as be a beautiful headstrong good looks. She was once selected via God for a different responsibility. For Rebekah needs to depart her fathers residence to marry Isaac, the studious younger son of the Patriarch Abraham. Her struggles to discover her position within the relations of Abraham are a real try of her religion, yet via all of it she reveals her personal dating with God and does her most sensible to serve His reason within the lives of these she loves. In Rebekah, Orson Scott Card has created an dazzling character, advanced and fascinating, and her tale will have interaction your center because it captures your imagination.

Leah was once so younger while her sister Rachel was once born that she couldn't take into accout a time while Rachel was once now not the darling of the family members — lovely, shrewdpermanent, and adorable, while Leah plugged alongside being obedient, hard-working, and accountable. Then in the future a handsome marriageable kinsman named Jacob confirmed up, searching for a haven from his brother's rage, and Leah fell in love immediately. It didn't shock her in any respect that Jacob observed in simple terms Rachel. yet absolutely, because the sisters labored and lived along Jacob for seven years, he could come to gain that Leah was once the single he should marry. . .

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