Level Two - Part Two of the Foundations of Discipleship
Author: Sally Mazzella
Pubpsher: Holy Fire Publishing
This guide will prepare readers to take their rightful place as a Kingdom of God, Holy Spirit-empowered, Word of God-filled, Blood Covenant-armored, Ministry-minded, Effective Disciple of Jesus Christ, and child of Almighty God, The Creator of the heaven and the Earth.
As a collection of 66 books spanning thousands of years, the Bible can be daunting in size and scope. In The Heart of It All, the Canterbury Press Lent book for 2020, Samuel Wells simplifies the Bible's complexity and presents the entire sweep of its narrative in eighteen key themes. Although its contents range from history to poetry, law, narrative, letters and even apocalyptic literature, at the Bible's heart are relationships between God, creation, Jesus, the Church, the Spirit and the Kingdom. Samuel Wells argues that this provides a lens through which the whole Bible can be understood. Rooted in the best of contemporary biblical theology and scholarship, The Heart of It All will deepen understanding of the Bible and increase confidence in reading it. It includes questions for reflection, making this an ideal resource for Lent groups as well as for individual reading.
He was born to adventure, following in the footsteps of a Russian grandfather on his fathers side and an Irish grandfather on his mothers side. Being the first and only grandson for the first ten years of his life, he learned about adventure, war, and life, sitting at the feet of these two great men. He was a force from the beginning, and he knew exactly where he wanted to go, despite the desires and wishes of his family. This story is about many of his remarkable achievements, his love of his country, and his persistent sense of duty even until his last days.
Release on 2006-09 | by Lori Goff,Margo E. LaGattuta
Author: Lori Goff,Margo E. LaGattuta
The Heart of It All is a tender story hidden in poetry, prose, and pictures. Lori Goff spells out the joys and sorrows of everyday living using the landscape of the natural world as a setting. From "The Changing Shore" (where all is tattered and shattered) to a place where new treasures await discovery, this book travels the path and morning is reborn-from London to Cologne to Appalachia through lyrical language, metaphor, and sensory engagement. The text is highlighted with her personal photographs. The book is divided into ten sections: Lessons of the Sea, Scenic Solitude, On Love, A Fairy Tale, Seasons of Change, Discovery, Remembering, The Heart of It All, Our Best Friends, Wrapping Up Loose Ends. Lori has included personal photographs of water scenes, flowers, mushrooms, an angel, an eagle, and the mountains.
Discourses on the Reproductive Rights of African American Women in the 20th Century
Author: Anne Overbeck
Pubpsher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
The structure of the African American family has been a recurring theme in American discourse on the African American community. The role of African American mothers especially has been the cause of heated debates since the time of Reconstruction in the 19th century. The discourse, which often saw the African American family as something that needed fi xing, also put the issue of women’s reproductive rights on the political agenda. Taking a long-term perspective from the 1920s to the early 1990s, Anne Overbeck aims to show how normative notions of the American family infl uenced the perspective on the African American family, especially African American women. The book follows the negotiations on African American women’s reproductive rights within the context of eugenics, modernization theory, overpopulation, and the War on Drugs. Thereby it sets out to trace both continuities and changes in the discourse on the reproductive rights of African American women that still infl uence our perspective on the African American family today.
John Ritter, a frustrated artist, demonstrates that self-destruction can be a form of protest--or maybe just the last resort for those who refuse to grow up. After years of adventure on the West Coast, he returns to Cincinnati to care for his grandmother, who suffers from Alzheimer's, and to protect her farmland from commercial development. Still in love with his ex-girlfriend and his youthful ideals, he lives in denial of the facts that she has moved on, that he is ill-equipped to serve as a caretaker, and that his life is in limbo. Unreliable, unstable, but hilarious and brutally honest, John's artistic sensibility and his job as a landscaper make his situation even more maddening. Wearing his wounded heart on his sleeve, he turns his life into a piece of performance art that involves late-night graffiti raids and car theft. He aims to illustrate how the forces of love, freedom and individuality can triumph over greed, conformity and corporatization. In the eyes of those around him his project is a failure, but for the reader it offers a dangerously veering joy ride.