41 Signs of Hope

41 Signs of Hope

Author: Dave Kane


ISBN: 1098631188


Page: 124

View: 655

A father's grief in the wake of one of America's worst disasters becomes a certainty that life and love continue forever.

Grounded in Grace

Grounded in Grace

Author: Pieter J. Lalleman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725288232

Category: Religion

Page: 360

View: 486

On 9 January 2013 Dr. Ian M. Randall celebrated his sixty-fifth birthday. For this occasion, some friends and colleagues presented him with a Festschrift which reflects his achievements as a church historian with a particular interest in the Evangelical movement and spirituality. It also mirrors his involvement with theological training in central and eastern Europe. Over the last twenty years Dr. Randall has also established himself as a leading historian of the Baptist churches in Europe. The contributions to Grounded in Grace interact with his areas of interest: Baptists, the Anabaptist movement, Evangelicalism and spirituality. This book makes a valuable contribution to thinking in all these areas. Scholars, pastors, other church leaders and students will profit hugely from it. It contains a short biography and a bibliography of Ian’s publications.



Author: Dr. Augustus White III

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 9781642935493

Category: Self-Help

Page: 501

View: 987

The coronavirus COVID-19 has changed our lives forever, confronting us with an adversity like none we have known in our lifetimes. How do we cope? Where can we find the resilience to overcome the changes forced upon us? What might our future look like? The answers lie in Overcoming and the lessons we can learn from everyday heroes who found the strength to persevere through life crises that threatened to overwhelm them, just as we feel overwhelmed today. Groundbreaking physician Dr. Augustus White III, no stranger to adversity himself, has fashioned an essential manual on not only surviving in a post-coronavirus world, but even thriving in it, as those in this book have. • Like Herman Williams, a doctor on the verge of realizing his dream only to see it dashed forever, forcing him to find a new and greater one. • Or Dr. Ann Hagan Webb, a victim of sexual abuse as a young girl who now counsels other victims, both young and old. • Or Josh Perry, born with Down syndrome, who didn’t let that stop him from becoming a professional Hollywood actor. • Or Krystal Cantu, who overcame the devastating loss of an arm in an accident to pursue a career in fitness and physical training. • Or Mangok Bol, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan who survived and built a new life for himself in the United States. • Or Heather Marini, who turned a blind eye to stereotypes in becoming the only woman serving as a position coach in Division 1 college football. These stories and more will inspire you, providing hope that no matter how bleak and dark things seem, the light is always shining somewhere close by. Overcoming will teach all of us how to find it.

God in the Labyrinth

God in the Labyrinth

Author: Andrew Hollingsworth

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532679865

Category: Religion

Page: 190

View: 469

In God in the Labyrinth, Andrew Hollingsworth uses Umberto Eco's semiotic concept of the model encyclopedia as the basis for a new model and approach to systematic theology. Following an in-depth analysis of the model encyclopedia in Eco's semiotics, he demonstrates the implications this model has for epistemology, hermeneutics, and doctrinal development. This work aims to bridge the unfortunate gap in research that exists between the fields of systematic theology and semiotics by demonstrating semiotic insights for theological method.

Stepping Stones Read-Along

Stepping Stones Read-Along

Author: Margriet Ruurs

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781459814929

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 901

Rama and her family, are forced to flee their once-peaceful village to escape the ravages of the civil war raging ever closer to their home With only what they can carry on their backs, Rama and her mother, father, grandfather and brother, Sami, set out to walk to freedom in Europe. This unique picture book was inspired by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr, discovered by chance by Canadian children’s writer Margriet Ruurs. The author was immediately impressed by the strong narrative quality of Mr. Badr’s work, and, using many of Mr. Badr’s already-created pieces, she set out to create a story about the Syrian refugee crisis. Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this book as a dual-language (English and Arabic) edition.

Shadows on My Shift

Shadows on My Shift

Author: Sherri Lee Devereau

Publisher: New River Press (RI)

ISBN: 1891724088

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 120

View: 266

Emergency medical workers expect to see dead people in their line of work, but what makes this Phoenix, Arizona, EMT different is her ability to communicate with those who are just starting their journey to the other side. The messages she receives, and how she conveys them to grieving loved ones without causing more pain, make for a uniquely touching and dramatic story!

Augustine's Theory of Signs, Signification, and Lying

Augustine's Theory of Signs, Signification, and Lying

Author: Remo Gramigna

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110593709

Category: Religion

Page: 246

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The aim of this study is to present, as far as possible, a general description of the theory of the sign and signification in Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD), with a view to its evaluation and implications for the study of semiotics. Accurate studies for subject, discipline, and significance have not yet given an organic and systematic vision of Augustine’s theory of the sign. The underlying aspiration is that such an endeavour will prove to be beneficial to the scholars of Augustine’s thought as well as to those with a keen interest in the history of semiotics. The study uses Augustine’s own accounts to investigate and interpret the philosophical problem of the sign. The focus lies on the first decade of Augustine’s literary production. The De dialectica, is taken as the terminus ad quo of the study, and the De doctrina christiana is the terminus ad quem. The selected texts show an explicit engagement with poignant discussion on the nature and structure of the sign, the variety of signs and their uses. Although Augustine’s intention never was to establish a theory of meaning as an independent field of study, he largely employed a theory of signs. Thus, Augustine’s approach to signs is intrinsically meaningful.



Author: Edwin K. Broadhead

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1841271888

Category: Religion

Page: 163

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In this commentary, Broadhead explores the Gospel of Mark for literary designs which might guide modern readers. He gives special attention to structure, strategy, significance and the appropriation of meaning, and his analysis shows the Gospel as a sequential account which employs a strategy of reciprocity among its episodes. Clear signs are created within this Gospel, the meaning of which is negotiated by the first readers in the aftermath of the Temple's fall. Modern readers are encouraged to connect these signs to their own world and to initiate a new performance of this Gospel.

Social Problems

Social Problems

Author: James William Coleman

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0321018486

Category: Social Science

Page: 643

View: 543

Organization is a key strength of this best-selling introduction to social problems. The book opens with an overview of the sociological tools and perspectives that are used in the study of social problems. It then lays a solid foundation by discussing fundamental changes and problems in the four basic social institutions, the economy, government, education, and family, before examining more specific topics, such as health care and poverty. The writing is clear, direct, and reinforced with high-impact, full-color graphics throughout. This edition has been updated to include two new features: "Signs of Hope" boxes, which help promote a positive outlook on today's social problems, and "Personal Perspectives" boxes, which present personal accounts of individuals' own experiences with particular social problems.