Fear and Faith in Paradise

Author: Phil Karber
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442214791
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From life along the Tigris River in the 1970s to the ongoing Arab Spring uprisings, Phil Karber has witnessed decades of change throughout the Middle East. Fear and Faith in Paradise draws on his wealth of experience to sketch a timely and compelling portrait of the region throughout history. Seamlessly moving between past and present, Karber skillfully develops two overarching themes: How America's footprint can be shifted from a military to a humanitarian emphasis and how fear is used as a cudgel by today’s monotheistic leaders to sacrifice the faithful. Whether Christian, Muslim, or Jewish, they all invoke their own vision of paradise, often as incentive, in hopeless conflicts that seem doomed to be repeated. Karber’s down-to-earth writing vividly conveys the region’s charm and beauty against a backdrop of power struggles among competing faiths, nationalisms, and outside forces.

Pathway to Paradise

Author: Elaine Threats
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477174621
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Looking for God in all the wrong places? Then read this book. Its an in depth journey through the Holy Scriptures of the bible to guide you through Gods pathway of salvation which he has provided for human life on this earth. In the world of today, there are some many avenues and paths to choose in life. God has given man the freedom to choose his own destiny, but in that freedom he has asked that we choose wisely making right choices. What is the right choice in life? This book is here to help answer that question. The bible says the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; therefore, having godly fear is the first wise path that anyone can choose. Why is it wise to fear God? It is wise because once we begin to give God his due respect as the creator of life, is where we begin our journey toward discovering every other right and wise pathway life has to offer, which leads to true salvation and in the end eternal life. This book is a journey through the Holy Scriptures of the bible in finding that right path to help clear up the fog in the minds of so many looking to know and understand what is true and what is right. God has already laid the foundation by the scriptures that we may have the tools and the ability to build a life of success according to the Master who created this great world in which we live; and who knows best. If you have a true desire to understand the scriptures and want to know what God can do in your life; if you are confused about the bible and religion but hope to find the pathway leading to true salvation; then read this book. Is is here to give good education on biblical truths. And as you read, keep the bible handy: because this book is designed so that as you read it, you will need the bible for reference; in hopes that you might find the true pathway to paradise.

Steps to Paradise

Author: John Climacus
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365084744
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For the first time in English, we present Fra. Luis de Granada's "Libro de la Escala Espiritual," (1562) of J. Climacus' "Ladder of Divine Ascent." This work is from his initial effort of 1551. This particular work has endured more than any other ascetic wring. It remains the most influential early work regarding ascetic practices and deep spiritual growth for those who are and are not under a vowed vocation. The chain of this thought is preserved in the writings of Symeon the New Theologian, a 10th century "Climacus type figure," who likewise has a dual thread in his spirituality. In the early 20th century, L. Moore makes a comment, in his translation of "Ladder of Divine Ascent." A few centuries later, Nicholas of Cusa, makes a compelling remark in one of his later works, "On Seeing God." By the early 1500's Nil Sorsky will continue the link to Climacus and other hesychast practitioners. Lastly, the late V. Loskky has also cited this issue.

From Hell To Paradise A Journey In Verse

Author: Martin Brits
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 145682158X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Here I write of life in a language permeated by fear... dreadfully suppressed memories of the child beaten by a drunken father, waiting for fate to forgive me. A carbon copy repeated in brutal patterns and destroying the faith of my family: my wife and two daughters. They bore the brunt of my alcoholic dependence, which ultimately resulted in divorce and alienation. This tormented man, when challenged about being drunk and abusive, plunged further into darkness... The lonely period without a word from them and then finally seeking help in rehabilitation... five years of sobriety leading to forgiveness and reconciliation... This book of verse is a visionary journey.

Paradise Lost

Author: John Milton
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 0881462683
Format: PDF
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Presents John Milton's epic poem, which chronicles man's fall from grace and Satan's rebellion against God. A biblically annotated edition.