• Biography & True Stories

      Spirit Mates - The New Time Relationship

      by Anni Sennov, Carsten Sennov

      Most people have heard of the terms ‘soul mate’ and ‘twin soul’. What most people may not yet know is that the concept of soul mate refers to a consciousness realm that is about to completely disappear from the Earth in order to be replaced by the purer and more powerful spirit energy. This is creating great changes in consciousness on Earth and it also means that we humans finally have the opportunity to join together with our spirit mate. In this book the co-authors and spirit mate couple Anni and Carsten Sennov describe with love and insight the different paths and circumstances that can lead you to your spirit mate.

    • Biography: religious & spiritual

      Heart of a Lioness

      Sacrifice, Courage and relentless love among the people of Uganda

      by Irene Gleeson

      Autobiography of Australian missionary to the children of Kitgum, northern Uganda. On 21 July 2013 Mama Irene passed away surrounded by her family in Sydney, Australia. Although there was much sadness with this news, Irene left a wonderful legacy, helping many thousands of children to receive food, education, healthcare, vocational training and spiritual nourishment. To the people of Kitgum, Uganda she was a hero who brought love to war-affected children, hope to the hopeless, and help to those who needed to rebuild their future. This is her story.

    • Biography: general
      October 2014

      Bonhoeffer's Black Jesus

      Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance

      by Reggie L. Williams

      Dietrich Bonhoeffer publicly confronted Nazism and anti-Semitic racism in Hitler's Germany. The Reich's political ideology, when mixed with theology of the German Christian movement, turned Jesus into a divine representation of the ideal, racially pure Aryan and allowed race-hate to become part of Germany's religious life. Bonhoeffer provided a Christian response to Nazi atrocities.In this book author Reggie L. Williams follows Bonhoeffer as he defies Germany with Harlem's black Jesus. The Christology Bonhoeffer learned in Harlem's churches featured a black Christ who suffered with African Americans in their struggle against systemic injustice and racial violence—and then resisted. In the pews of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, under the leadership of Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., Bonhoeffer absorbed the Christianity of the Harlem Renaissance. This Christianity included a Jesus who stands with the oppressed rather than joins the oppressors and a theology that challenges the way God can be used to underwrite a union of race and religion. Bonhoeffer's Black Jesus argues that the black American narrative led Dietrich Bonhoeffer to the truth that obedience to Jesus requires concrete historical action. This ethic of resistance not only indicted the church of the German Volk, but also continues to shape the nature of Christian discipleship today. ; Introduction1. To Harlem and Back: Seeing Jesus with New Eyes2. A Theology of Resistance in the Harlem Renaissance3. Bonhoeffer in the Veiled Corner: Jesus in the Harlem Renaissance4. Christ, Empathy, and Confrontation at Abyssinian Baptist Church5. Christ-Centered Empathic Resistance: Bonhoeffer's Black Jesus in GermanyConclusion

    • Biography: religious & spiritual
      June 2014

      Archbishop Justin Welby: Risk-taker and Reconciler

      by Andrew Atherstone (By (author))

      When the search for a new Archbishop of Canterbury began, Justin Welby had been a bishop for only four and a half months. He had little media profile and barely figured in the early speculations about Rowan Williams’ successor. Welby claimed that it would be ‘a joke’ and ‘perfectly absurd’ to appoint him because he had such little episcopal experience. The Crown Nominations Commission disagreed and in March 2013 he was enthroned as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. This, the first major biography of Welby, critically examines the words, actions and impact of his first year as head of the Anglican Communion, including his active political engagement and his tackling of controversial issues such as same-sex marriage, women bishops and the emergence of GAFCON. Biographer Andrew Atherstone also analyses Welby’s theological, strategic and pastoral qualities and, through extensive archival research and interviews with the archbishop’s friends and colleagues, presents in-depth accounts of his unsettled childhood, the experiences that influenced his conversion to Christianity at Cambridge University, his successful career in the oil industry, his personal and professional links to Africa and his rapid rise through the ranks of the Church of England. What emerges is a portrait of a global Christian leader deeply motivated by gospel values, unafraid of risk and committed to tackle issues of division within both church and society. -- Archbishop Justin Welby: Risk-taker and Reconciler is more than twice the length of Atherstone’s 2013 biography, Archbishop Justin Welby: The Road to Canterbury. It contains four new chapters that examine Welby’s first year at Lambeth, 16 pages of photographs and incorporates much of the text of the earlier book, substantially expanded, revised and updated.

    • Biography & True Stories
      January 2018

      Things That Make For Peace

      A Christian peacemaker in a world of war

      by Peter B. Price

      Drawing on the experiences and lessons of over forty years working in reconciliation, in Northern Ireland, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, Peter B. Price explores what it means to respond to the biblical call to ‘seek peace … and pursue it’ (Psalm 34:14). What is required of Christians today in the light of the increasing number of wars, insurgencies, holocausts and genocide, is a deeper understanding of what true peace making costs, and an answer to the question: ‘Can Christianity continue to sanction war?’

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      July 2018

      Just Love

      A journey of self-acceptance

      by Jayne Ozanne

      From one of the UK's most widely-respected gay evangelicals comes a powerful faith memoir of overcoming inner conflict and taking a stand against one of the greatest institutional injustices of our time. Just Love is the autobiography of Jayne Ozanne, a prominent gay Anglican, who struggled for over 40 years to reconcile her faith with her sexuality before becoming one of the leading figures that is ushering in a new era of LGBTI acceptance in the Church. Jayne’s story includes: a faith journey in which she became a founding member of the Church of England’s Archbishops’ Council, working in charities she has set up that has taken her from the White House to the jungles of Burma; studying as a Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford University to working alongside international figures such as Tony Blair and the Vicar of Baghdad; becoming hospitalised as she attempted to find ‘healing’ from her sexuality, and then ostracised by many Christians after she finally decided she had no choice but to come out; becoming a high-profile campaigner for LGBTI acceptance in the Church and helping to lead the revolt in the General Synod that overturned the House of Bishops’ report on same-sex marriage. Jayne’s story serves as a lifeline for LGBTI Christians struggling to reconcile their faith with their sexuality.

    • Mind, Body, Spirit
      October 2015

      10 Bits of Wisdom From The Shoe Shine Guy

      A Transformed Life

      by John Early

      John Early worked in the corporate world for over 25 years. From the outside looking in, it seemed as though he had it all: the beautiful family, the magnificent home, the nice cars and great vacations, the fabulous income with the big 401K. He had what most would consider the American Dream. This was John’s idea of a dream, and this dream was all about him. Then suddenly, in an instant, like the Apostle Paul on the road to Damascus, John had an encounter with God that transformed his life forever. John takes the reader through that transformation and the total impact it had on not only his life, but on the lives of those around him, especially those closest to him–his wife and children. He lays out the 10 key bits of wisdom that were instrumental in reconciling and rebuilding those broken relationships. His road on this journey is paved with: Knowing your purpose, Character, Attitude, Goals, Teamwork and Trust, Respect, Courage, Regrets, Reconciliation, and Grace. This book shows all of us, no matter our circumstances or how dark our days may seem, that God is brighter still. Let God start to transform your life.

    • Biography & True Stories
      January 2014

      Eco-Logical Lives

      The Philosophical Lives of Richard Routley/Sylvan and Val Routley/Plumwood

      by Dominic Hyde

      AN INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY OF TWO PIONEERS OF ECO-LOGICAL LIVING. Richard Sylvan and Val Plumwood were eminent twentieth-century Australian philosophers who, in the way of philosophers, devoted their lives to examining fundamental assumptions about thought and the world. Though they were both renowned logicians – and probed metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, social and political theory and economics – it was their determination to fuse the practical and the intellectual, to ‘walk the talk’, that made them special. The world they sought to elucidate was not solely interior; not for them mere navel-gazing or abstract theorising, but a passionate concern about the non-human world and the non-human others with which we share it: Sylvan was convinced of the culpability of the philosopher who could ‘fiddle while the Earth begins to burn’. They were renowned as practical and rhetorical defenders of Australia’s forests, as zealous conservationists who not only campaigned for the non-human world but tried to codify philosophically an ‘environmental culture’ that would be ethically and rationally engaged with it. Their philosophical endeavours to provide a modern foundation for such a culture were as much rooted in the forests they inhabited and worked physically to protect as in the academy; indeed Plumwood claimed that her every word had ‘the thought of the forest behind it, as the ultimate progenitor and meaning of my speech’. To them, the separation of physical and intellectual labour was as wrong as, and symptomatic of, human alienation from nature; and they strove to reconnect these artificial, dangerous dichotomies. While Sylvan strove for the general ‘greening of ethics’, Plumwood became increasingly aware of other toxic dichotomies that infused gender politics, going on to gain recognition as a pioneering eco-feminist. Sylvan and Plumwood were iconoclastic, anarchic, and spoke what they believed without concern for social nicety. In their lives and in their works they promoted an ‘eco-logic’ to live by, a world view that, in the years since their deaths, has become ever more essential. In the present volume Dominic Hyde explores their intertwined lives and complex ideas with lucidity, respect and clear-sighted affection.

    • Biography: religious & spiritual
      July 2014

      Thomas Charles o’r Bala

      by D. Densil Morgan (Editor)

      Dyma gyfrol gyfansawdd sy’n trafod cyfraniad Thomas Charles o’r Bala (1755-1814) i fywyd Cymru ar achlysur daucanmlwyddiant ei farw. Yn ffrwyth yr ymchwil ddiweddaraf gan ddeuddeg arbenigwr yn y maes, mae’n rhychwantu’r holl feysydd bu Charles yn ymwneud â nhw: addysg, crefydd, llythrennedd, ysgolheictod, geiriaduraeth a diwylliant. Sonnir hefyd am waddol artistig Thomas Charles, y cysylltiad a fu rhyngddo â’r emynyddes Ann Griffiths ac â Mari Jones a gerddodd i’r Bala i gyrchu Beibl ganddo, ei berthynas â chyfoeswyr fel Thomas Jones o Ddinbych, a’i le yn natblygiadau gwleidyddol ei gyfnod. Un o benseiri’r Gymru fodern oedd Thomas Charles ac ef, yn ôl Derec Llwyd Morgan, oedd ‘Tad i foneddigeiddrwydd y werin Gristionogol Gymraeg’. Dyma gyfrol a fydd wrth fodd calon haneswyr diwylliant a beirniaid llên, a’r gwaith manylaf ar Thomas Charles i’w gyhoeddi ers canrif a mwy.

    • Biography: religious & spiritual
      July 2014

      Crefydd, Cenedlgarwch a’r Wladwriaeth

      John Penry (1563–1593) a Phiwritaniaeth Gynnar

      by John Gwynfor Jones (Author)

      Ganwyd John Penry yn sir Frycheiniog ac fe’i addysgwyd yng Nghaergrawnt. Ar y pryd roedd Elisabeth I ar orsedd Lloegr ac aeth Penri ati i feirniadu ‘r Eglwys Brotestannaidd a sefydlwyd ganddi hi a’i Senedd yn 1559. Daeth yn Biwritan ac ymuno â charfan y Presbyteriaid a dechrau ysgrifennu a chyhoeddi traethodau beirniadol ar gyflwr yr Eglwys. Aeth i’r Alban am gyfnod byr wedi iddo ymwneud â gwasg ddirgel yn Lloegr, ac yn 1593 fe’i cyhuddwyd o deyrnfradwriaeth yn y llys brenhinol yn Llundain ac fe’i crogwyd ym mis Mai y flwyddyn honno. Fe’i cydnabyddir yn ferthyr dros grefydd Biwritanaidd yn Lloegr a Chymru

    • Biography: religious & spiritual

      In Darkness with God

      The Life of Joseph Gomez, a Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church

      by Annetta GomezJefferson (author)

      Joseph Gomez (1890–1979) was a charismatic minister who rose through the ranks of the African Methodist Episcopal Church to be ordained a bishop in 1948. He was also a teacher, civil right pioneer, scholar, writer, and humanitarian. His daughter, Annetta L. Gomez-Jefferson, has drawn on letters, journals, and church records to write his biography and a history of the age in which he lived.Gomez-Jefferson captures the growing concern of the Black middle-class with civil rights and its persistent attempts to confront problems with tactics less confrontational than those of the sixties and seventies.More than a biography, In Darkness with God is a history of Black life during the early part of the century and a chronicle of the political and religious struggles of the first autonomous Black church in the United States.

    • Biography: religious & spiritual

      The Sage of Tawawa

      Reverdy Cassius Ransom

      by Annetta GomezJefferson (author)

      In The Sage of Tawawa, Annetta L. Gomez-Jefferson offers Ransom as a symbol of an era and a larger movement and recalls him to be a man of deep faith and conviction. Educated at Wilberforce University in Ohio (after losing his scholarship from Oberlin College for protesting the segregation of the campus dining halls), Reverdy Cassius Ransom worked with and for the African Methodist Episcopal Church. His duties saw him run for Congress, be elected bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, serve as editor of the A.M.E. Church Review, and serve as church historiographer. In July 1941, Ransom received a letter from President Roosevelt appointing him to the Volunteer Participation Committee in the Office of Civilian Defense.

    • Psychic powers & psychic phenomena

      Voyage of Purpose

      Spiritual Wisdom from Near-death Back to Life

      by David Bennett

      David Bennett, once a brash young commercial diver whose personal philosophy was cut your way through life to survive, was caught in a violent storm off the California coast one night where he drowned. Whilst technically dead he met beings of light, relived his life and peeked into his future, resulting in a complete paradigm shift for him. Later, he discovered he had stage IV lung and bone cancer so advanced that his spine collapsed. Miraculously he survived once again and this second close call taught him even more about living, loving and how to find purpose in his life.YOYAGE OF PURPOSE brings readers right into the heart of the near-death experience, including the sensations of dying, being surrounded by the light and meeting the Soul Family. Part memoir and part guide for achieving spiritual growth, this book shows how to integrate the most traumatic of incidents into one's spiritual path in order to live a more meaningful life. Offers a way to integrate spiritually transformative experiences into our daily lives. Offers hope and inspiration to the multitude of people dealing with terminal illness.

    • Biography: science, technology & engineering

      Dr William Price

      by Dean Powell

      The amazing story of one of Wales's true pioneers and one of her most colourful characters. He was a surgeon, archdruid, campaigner for human rights and cremation, and was accused sometimes of being a mad, heretic eccentric. The book also looks as his legacy today.

    • Biography: religious & spiritual
      April 2012

      Beginner's Guide to the Life of Imam Al-ghazali

      by Edoardo Albert

    • Biography: religious & spiritual
      December 2010

      Immortal Longings

      F.W.H. Myers and the Victorian Search for Life After Death

      by Hamilton, Trevor, A01

      Immortal Longings: FWH Myers and the Victorian search for life after death is the first full-length biography of Frederic W.H. Myers, leading figure in the Society for Psychical Research and friend and associate of Browning, Gladstone, Ruskin...

    • Islam

      Abu Hanifah

      His Life, Legal Method and Legacy

      by Mohammad Akram Nadwi

    • Biography: religious & spiritual

      Islam in Victorian Britain

      The Life and Times of Abdullah Quilliam

      by Ron. Geaves

    • Biography: religious & spiritual

      St. David of Dewisland

      by Nona. Rees

    • Romance

      Vrij Worden

      by Jan Prins

      A resident of the Rosa Spier house in Laren takes us through various stages of life. It will be shown including aspects that were previously hidden from us, but they have a major impact on our daily lives, such as the Skull & Bones and Freemasonry. The book is a hybrid of the description of a part of the personal life of the author and a description of his quest for the Beautiful in all its forms. ---------------- Een bewoner van het Rosa Spier Huis in Laren voert ons door allerlei fasen van het leven. Er worden o.a. aspecten getoond die eerder voor ons verborgen waren, maar die van grote invloed zijn op ons leven van alledag, zoals die van de Skull & Bones en van de Vrijmetselarij. Het boek is een mengvorm van de beschrijving van een deel van het persoonlijke leven van de auteur en een beschrijving van zijn zoektocht naar het Schone in al zijn vormen.

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