41 Signs of Hope

41 Signs of Hope

Author: Dave Kane


ISBN: 1098631188


Page: 124

View: 939

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

The Medium Next Door

The Medium Next Door

Author: Maureen Hancock

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 9780757315640

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 290

View: 743

At just five years old, Maureen Hancock discovered her ability to communicate with the dead. Descended from a long line of legendary Irish mystics, she was no stranger to the spiritual realm, but for fear of being misunderstood by her friends and family she kept the otherworldly messages to herself, eventually suppressing them completely. Maureen wouldn't hear the spirits again until she was in a near-fatal car crash. Soon after, she had hundreds of voices in her head, many of which helped her crack cases and expose fraud in her role as a litigation paralegal at a large Boston law firm. Then, when tragedy struck on 9/11, Maureen was bombarded with messages from the spirit world. As each one made contact with her, she finally came to terms with her calling: to communicate with the deceased, assist the dying, search for missing children, and teach the living about life after death, all the while raising her children in her suburban home. Maureen Hancock is literally is the Medium Next Door, and in this book and through her stories of her encounters with the otherworld as well as guided exercises at the conclusion of each chapter, she offers the same comfort and wisdom she shares in her healing encounters and lectures about what is out there waiting for all who are open to its mysteries. . . .

Grounded in Grace

Grounded in Grace

Author: Pieter J. Lalleman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725288232

Category: Religion

Page: 360

View: 905

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.

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.

God in the Labyrinth

God in the Labyrinth

Author: Andrew Hollingsworth

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532679865

Category: Religion

Page: 190

View: 365

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.

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: 886

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!



Author: Edwin K. Broadhead

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1841271888

Category: Religion

Page: 174

View: 597

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.

Transformationen der Religion in der Neuzeit

Transformationen der Religion in der Neuzeit

Author: Hartmut Lehmann

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525358857

Category: Religion

Page: 318

View: 291

English summary: Transformations of Protestantism in the past help us to better understand the problems of Protestantism in our time and, perhaps, how these problems can be solved. In this volume three major changes in the history of Protestantism are discussed: First, the influence of the demographic, social, cultural and political crises of the seventeenth century; second, the role of revival movements within Protestantism in the late seventeenth and the eighteenth centuries; third, the impact of nationalism on the life and work of major Protestant scholars in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. German description: Warum veranderte und verwandelte sich der Protestantismus in den Jahrhunderten seit Luthers Tod? Warum wurde die protestantische Tradition auch von Protestanten immer wieder in Frage gestellt? Drei kritische Perioden werden in dem vorliegenden Band anhand von spezifischen Beispielen untersucht: die Auswirkungen der Krisen des 17. Jahrhunderts, die weitreichenden Folgen der Erneuerungsbewegungen des spaten 17. und des 18. Jahrhunderts und schliealich die Einwirkungen des Nationalismus auf Denken und Verhalten fuhrender Protestanten im spaten 19. und im 20. Jahrhundert. Hartmut Lehmann liefert in diesem Band erste Schritte hin zu einer neuen und umfassenden Analyse der Eigenart des Protestantismus.

What Matters

What Matters

Author: David Cohen

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402758340

Category: Photography

Page: 340

View: 199

Addresses the essential issues of the modern day in a collection of photographs by the world's most renowned photojournalists, accompanied by commentary by experts in the appropriate field, documenting such issues as global warming, the search for clean water, poverty, child labor, and more.

Social Problems

Social Problems

Author: James William Coleman

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0321018486

Category: Social Science

Page: 643

View: 573

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.