Fierce Convictions

Author: Karen Swallow Prior
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 140020626X
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With a foreword by Eric Metaxas, best-selling author of Bonhoeffer and Amazing Grace. The enthralling biography of the woman writer who helped end the slave trade, changed Britain’s upper classes, and taught a nation how to read. The history-changing reforms of Hannah More affected every level of 18th-Century British society through her keen intellect, literary achievements, collaborative spirit, strong Christian principles, and colorful personality. A woman without connections or status, More took the world of British letters by storm when she arrived in London from Bristol, becoming a best-selling author and acclaimed playwright and quickly befriending the author Samuel Johnson, the politician Horace Walpole, and the actor David Garrick. Yet she was also a leader in the Evangelical movement, using her cultural position and her pen to support the growth of education for the poor, the reform of morals and manners, and the abolition of Britain’s slave trade. Fierce Convictions weaves together world and personal history into a stirring story of life that intersected with Wesley and Whitefield’s Great Awakening, the rise and influence of Evangelicalism, and convulsive effects of the French Revolution. A woman of exceptional intellectual gifts and literary talent, Hannah More was above all a person whose faith compelled her both to engage her culture and to transform it.

Humble Roots

Author: Hannah Anderson
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802494455
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Feeling worn thin? Come find rest. The Blue Ridge Parkway meanders through miles of rolling Virginia mountains. It’s a route made famous by natural beauty and the simple rhythms of rural life. And it’s in this setting that Hannah Anderson began her exploration of what it means to pursue a life of peace and humility. Fighting back her own sense of restlessness and anxiety, she finds herself immersed in the world outside, discovering a classroom full of forsythia, milkweed, and a failed herb garden. Lessons about soil preparation, sour mulch, and grapevine blights reveal the truth about our dependence on God, finding rest, and fighting discontentment. Humble Roots is part theology of incarnation and part stroll through the fields and forest. Anchored in the teaching of Jesus, Anderson explores how cultivating humility—not scheduling, strict boundaries, or increased productivity—leads to peace. “Come unto me, all who labor and are heavy laden,” Jesus invites us, “and you will find rest for your souls.” So come. Learn humility from the lilies of the field and from the One who is humility Himself. Remember who you are and Who you are not, and rediscover the rest that comes from belonging to Him.

Made For More

Author: Hannah Anderson
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802487645
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Who are you, really? In an uncertain world, we crave the security of knowing exactly who we are and where we belong. But too often as women, we try to find this safety in our roles and relationships, our professional accomplishments, or our picture-perfect homes. And as we do, our souls shrink smaller and smaller. It's because these things aren't made to hold us. In Made for More, Hannah Anderson invites you to re-imagine yourself, not simply as a set of roles and categories, but as a person destined to live in the fullness of God Himself. Starting with our first identity as image bearers, Hannah shows how Jesus Christ makes us people who can reflect His nature through our unique callings. She also explores how these deeper truths affect the practical realties that we face as women—how does being an image bearer shape our pursuit of education, our work, and even our desire for holistic lives? Because you are made in God’s image, you will only ever know yourself—only ever be yourself—as you find your identity in Him. Find it now.

Seven Women

Author: Eric Metaxas
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718087887
Size: 36.54 MB
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A beautiful gift edition of this instant classic exclusively for graduates, with a special letter from Eric Metaxas to those entering the next phase of life’s journey. What makes a great woman great? In Seven Women, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas provides an answer by telling the captivating stories of seven women who changed the course of history and impacted the world in astonishing ways. Teenaged Joan of Arc heard God’s command and led the French army to a mighty victory over the British. Susanna Wesley, the mother of nineteen children, gave the world its most significant evangelist and its greatest hymn-writer, her sons John and Charles. Corrie ten Boom risked her life to hide Dutch Jews from the Nazis in World War II and somehow survived the horrors of a concentration camp, but her greatest feat was her forgiveness of her tormentors years later. And Rosa Parks’s God-given sense of justice and unshakable dignity helped launch the twentieth century’s greatest social movement. Seven Women reveals how the extraordinary women profiled here achieved their greatness, inspiring readers to lives propelled by a call beyond themselves.

The Divinity School

Author: Michael F. Bird
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781498243995
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The Divinity School follows the lives of four of faculty members at an interfaith studies centre at the fictitious Hamilton University. A widower now Catholic priest tries to reconcile with his gay daughter. A Jewish rabbi confronts domestic violence and is tempted to return to a life he left behind. A Muslim woman tries to help a former student stop her sister from travelling to Syria to join ISIS, and a grieving Episcopal priest finds himself confronted with zany situations that amuse as much as annoy him. The Divinity School is a story that touches on the themes of grief, the complexity of parental relationships, dealing with one's past, revenge, the seduction of Islamic extremism, and the complexity of religious freedom in a pluralistic world. It is a comic novel with dramatic flair that confronts the issues of our time. Like the late modern playwright, Edward Albee, Michael Bird uses the sharpest tools in the writer's kit--irony, wit, violence, and intellect--to shatter some of the dearest idols of modern culture. The Divinity School is wickedly funny and subversively good. Karen Swallow Prior, author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me and Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More: Poet, Reformer Abolitionist Michael Bird is an Anglican priest and lecturer in theology at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author and editor of over thirty books in biblical and theological studies as well as his debut novel Iskandar. Michael occasionally writes for the ABC on religion and politics, he blogs about Christianity at Euangelion, and he speaks frequently at churches, colleges, and universities across the world. He is married to his wife Naomi and together they have four children. In his spare time, Michael enjoys jogging and despising coffee.

Lewis On Writing

Author: Corey Latta
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781498225366
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C. S. Lewis and the Art of Writing is written for readers interested in C. S. Lewis, the writing life, and in becoming better writers. Lewis stands as one of the most prolific and influential writers in modern history. His life in letters offers writers invaluable encouragement and instruction in the writing craft. In Lewis, writers don't just learn how to write, they also learn something about how to live. This volume explores Lewis's life in, as well as his practice of, writing. From his avid reading life, to his adolescent dreams to be a great poet, through his creative failures, to his brilliant successes, to his constant encouragement of other writers, C. S. Lewis and the Art of Writing celebrates one of the twentieth-century's greatest authors. ""Corey Latta has accomplished a rare feat, penning an engaging and exquisite treatment of C. S. Lewis as a voracious reader and writer's writer. It will be relished and savored by Lewis aficionados, and take readers of every sort on a fascinating guided tour of Lewis's literary adventures with an assortment of disparate scenic stops along the way. A book worthy of the subject, it's a fitting tribute to Lewis, often haunting in its beauty and perspicacity, on occasion downright stirring. It shows the indissoluble link between Lewis's prescient and prodigious writing and his wide reading, features a treasure trove of eminently practical advice for the aspiring writer, and fills readers with a poignant sense of the nobility of the writing vocation."" --David Baggett, author (with Jerry Walls) of Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality (2011) and God and Cosmos: Moral Truth and Human Meaning (2016). ""Most interpreters attribute C. S. Lewis's literary success to his content, his brilliant insights, and his vivid imagery. But Corey Latta offers a fresh approach, inviting readers to examine Lewis's style--what Lewis learned from his own reading of great authors, what he observed about his own writing process, and what advice he offered to apprentice writers. Latta shows that Lewis's eminence derives as much from his manner of writing as from his matter, how he learned to embody the classical definition of rhetoric, 'a good man speaking well.'"" --David C. Downing, R. W. Schlosser Professor of English, Elizabethtown College; Author of several award-winning books on C. S. Lewis, including Planets in Peril and The Most Reluctant Convert ""C. S. Lewis and the Art of Writing is an enjoyable and instructive treatise on all things writing-related. By uniquely centering the discussion on one of contemporary Christianity's finest writers, clearest thinkers, and staunchest defenders, this handbook guides readers toward writing improvement, encouraging spiritual reflection and edification along the way. With his own lively style and passionate commitment to truth and beauty, Latta serves as both navigator for readers on this educational journey and model of its result."" --Marybeth Baggett, Associate Professor of English, Liberty University; former Associate Editor of Christ and Pop Culture; Associate Editor, MoralApologetics.com ""In this engaging and enlightening volume, Corey Latta shows how C. S. Lewis's reading, writing, and faith formed the man. Whether you come to this study as a writer, a reader, a Lewis aficionado, or merely as a fellow Christian, there is much here to please."" --Karen Swallow Prior, author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me and Fierce Convictions--the Extraordinary Life of Hannah More: Poet, Reformer Abolitionist Corey Latta is a writer, teacher, and public speaker. He writes on C. S. Lewis, the imagination, apologetics, and literary theology. He is the author of Functioning Fantasies, Election and Unity in Paul's Epistle to the Romans, and When the Eternal Can Be Met.

Author: Stéphane Hessel
Publisher: Patakis
ISBN: 9601645284
Size: 32.74 MB
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«Ενενήντα τριών ετών. Το τέλος δεν είναι μακριά. Αλλά τι τύχη να μπορώ να υπενθυμίσω σε όλους μας αυτό που αποτέλεσε τη βάση της πολιτικής μου δράσης: το πρόγραμμα που εκπόνησε πριν από 67 χρόνια το Εθνικό Συμβούλιο της Αντίστασης!», γράφει ο αντιστασιακός Στεφάν Εσσέλ. Τι τύχη και για μας τους εκδότες που έχουμε την ευκαιρία να τροφοδοτήσουμε τους αναγνώστες με την πείρα αυτού του ακούραστου αγωνιστή, που γλίτωσε από τα στρατόπεδα συγκέντρωσης του Μπούχενβαλντ και του Ντόρα-Μίττελμπαου, αυτού του συντελεστή της Οικουμενικής Διακήρυξης των Δικαιωμάτων του Ανθρώπου το 1948, που υπήρξε πρέσβης της Γαλλίας και που ανακηρύχθηκε αξιωματούχος της Λεγεώνας της Τιμής!Για τον Στεφάν Εσσέλ, το «βασικό κίνητρο της Αντίστασης ήταν η αγανάκτηση». Σίγουρα οι αιτίες που προκαλούν αγανάκτηση στον περίπλοκο σημερινό κόσμο φαίνονται λιγότερο σαφείς απ΄ ό,τι τον καιρό του ναζισμού. Αλλά, «όποιος ψάχνει βρίσκει»: η όλο και μεγαλύτερη διαφορά μεταξύ πλουσίων και φτωχών, η περιβαλλοντική κρίση του πλανήτη, η κακομεταχείριση των λαθρομεταναστών αλλά και των νόμιμων μεταναστών και των τσιγγάνων... Η κούρσα του «όλο και περισσότερο», ο ανταγωνισμός, η δικτατορία των χρηματαγορών, η επίθεση στα δικαιώματα που εξασφάλισε η Αντίσταση - συντάξεις, κοινωνική ασφάλιση... Όμως, για να είμαστε αποτελεσματικοί, πρέπει, όπως παλιά, να δικτυωθούμε και να δράσουμε συλλογικά.Ας ακούσουμε λοιπόν τον Στεφάν Έσσελ, που μας καλεί σε μια «ειρηνική εξέγερση».