The Story of Christianity Volume 1

The Story of Christianity  Volume 1
  • Author : Justo L. Gonzalez
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2010-08-10
  • ISBN : 9780061855887
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

In this fully revised and updated edition, the lauded church historian Justo GonzÁlez tells the story of Christianity from its fragile infancy to its pervasive dominance at the dawn of the Protestant Reformation. The Story of Christianity, volume 1, relates the dramatic events, the colorful characters, and the revolutionary ideas that shaped the first fifteen centuries of the church's life and thought. From Jesus's faithful apostles to the early reformist John Wycliffe, GonzÁlez skillfully weaves details from the lives of prominent figures tracing core theological issues and developments within the various traditions of the church. The Story of Christianity demonstrates at each point what new challenges and opportunities faced the church and how Christians struggled with the various options open to them, thereby shaping the future direction of the church. This new edition of The Story of Christianity incorporates recent archaeological discoveries to give us a better view of the early Christian communities. Among these are advances in the recovery of Gnostic texts that have revealed a richer diversity of "Christianities" in the first century. GonzÁlez also includes important research done in the past twenty-five years revealing the significant role of women throughout the history of the church. With lively storytelling incorporating the latest research, The Story of Christianity provides a fascinating introduction to the panoramic history of Christianity.

The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees
  • Author : Sue Monk Kidd
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2003
  • ISBN : 0142001740
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

After her "stand-in mother," a bold black woman named Rosaleen, insults the three biggest racists in town, Lily Owens joins Rosaleen on a journey to Tiburon, South Carolina, where they are taken in by three black, bee-keeping sisters.

Turning the Mind Into an Ally

Turning the Mind Into an Ally
  • Author : Sakyong Mipham
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 157322345X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

An American Tibetan Buddhist shares stories and wisdom from American culture and Buddhist teachers that illustrate the steps in strengthening, calming, and stabilizing the mind as part of accomplishing one's personal goals. Reprint.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything
  • Author : Bill Bryson
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release : 2012-05-15
  • ISBN : 9780385674508
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. From the Hardcover edition.

Wolf Lake

Wolf Lake
  • Author : John Verdon
  • Publisher : Counterpoint
  • Release : 2016-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781619028074
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Could a nightmare be used as a murder weapon? That’s the provocative question confronting Gurney in the thrilling new installment in this series of international bestsellers. The former NYPD star homicide detective is called upon to solve a baffling puzzle: Four people who live in different parts of the country and who seem to have little in common, report having had the same dream—a terrifying nightmare involving a bloody dagger with a carved wolf’s head on the handle. All four are subsequently found with their wrists cut — apparent suicides — and the weapon used in each case was a wolf’s head dagger. Police zero in quickly on Richard Hammond, a controversial psychologist who conducts hypnotherapy sessions at a spooky old Adirondack inn called Wolf Lake Lodge. It seems that each of the victims had gone there to meet with Hammond shortly before turning up dead. Troubled by odd holes in the official approach to the case, Gurney begins his own investigation — an action that puts him in the crosshairs of not only an icy murderer and the local police but the darkest corner of the federal government. As ruthless as the blizzard trapping him in the sinister eeriness of Wolf Lake, Gurney’s enemies set out to keep him from the truth at any cost — including an all-out assault on the sanity of his beloved wife Madeleine. With his emotional resources strained to the breaking point, Gurney must throw himself into a deadly battle of wits with the most frightening opponent he has ever faced. Wolf Lake is the page-turning new work by a writer hailed by the New York Times as “masterly” — and it furthers the adventures of Dave Gurney, a detective reviewers have compared to Sherlock Holmes.

Dr Gundry s Diet Evolution

Dr  Gundry s Diet Evolution
  • Author : Steven R. Gundry
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release : 2009-03
  • ISBN : 9780307352125
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Explains what your body is "thinking" and tells you why your genes actually want you to be fat, and that by deactivating these "killer genes," you can reprogram your body for the health, life, looks, and longevity you desire. Reprint.

Discovering Psychology

Discovering Psychology
  • Author : Don H. Hockenbury
  • Publisher : Worth Pub
  • Release : 2006-04-01
  • ISBN : 0716776618
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

More than any other introductory psychology textbook, the Hockenburys' brief book presents the discipline with a unique understanding of today's students--emphasizing its relevance and immediate impact on their lives. Without sacrificing science, the authors draw on personal experiences and anecdotes to illustrate essential concepts and important research direction. TheFourth Editionincorporates hundreds of new research studies throughout, with particular attention to areas of intensive current research and enduring student interest, including neuroscience, lifespan development, memory, and gender and culture issues. Also new is the dramatically enhanced media and supplements package, offering more ways than ever to help students make the study of psychology a part of their world.

The Paleo Approach Cookbook

The Paleo Approach Cookbook
  • Author : Sarah Ballantyne
  • Publisher : Victory Belt Publishing
  • Release : 2014-08-26
  • ISBN : 162860008X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Autoimmune diseases affect more than 50 million Americans, but a Paleo diet can help calm your immune system, reduce inflammation, and help your body heal. This companion cookbook to the groundbreaking book The Paleo Approach makes changing your diet easy and economical with more than 150 Paleo recipes, shopping guides, meal plans, and more. An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from some form of autoimmune disease. If you're among them, you may know all too well how little modern medicine can do to alleviate your condition. But that's no reason to give up hope. In this companion cookbook to the groundbreaking book The Paleo Approach, Sarah D. Ballantyne, Ph.D., shows you just how easy and delicious regaining your health can be. The Paleo Approach Cookbook walks you through which foods you should eat to calm your immune system, reduce inflammation, and help your body heal itself. There's no need to worry that "going Paleo" will break the bank or require too much time in the kitchen preparing special foods. In The Paleo Approach Cookbook, Dr. Ballantyne provides expert tips on how to make the switch easily and economically. She explains how to stay within your food budget, how to make the best use of your time in the kitchen, and where to shop for what you need. Complete food lists, shopping guides, and meal plans take the guesswork out of eating to maximize healing. Don’t know how to cook? Dr. Ballantyne walks you through essential kitchen techniques, from chopping vegetables to using a pressure cooker safely. Armed with more than 150 delicious recipes, from breakfast staples to decadent desserts, you can reverse your disease and love every bite!

Introducing the New Testament

Introducing the New Testament
  • Author : Mark Allan Powell
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 2018-05-15
  • ISBN : 9781493413133
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This lively, engaging introduction to the New Testament is critical yet faith-friendly, lavishly illustrated, and accompanied by a variety of pedagogical aids, including sidebars, maps, tables, charts, diagrams, and suggestions for further reading. The full-color interior features art from around the world that illustrates the New Testament's impact on history and culture. The first edition has been well received (over 60,000 copies sold). This new edition has been thoroughly revised in response to professor feedback and features an updated interior design. It offers expanded coverage of the New Testament world in a new chapter on Jewish backgrounds, features dozens of new works of fine art from around the world, and provides extensive new online material for students and professors available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.

Gossie Padded Board Book

Gossie Padded Board Book
  • Author : Olivier Dunrea
  • Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
  • Release : 2015-03-17
  • ISBN : 0544506375
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Gossie is a gosling who likes to wear bright red boots every day, no matter what she is doing, and so she is heartbroken the day the boots go missing and she can't find them anywhere.