The Devil Wears Nada

Author: Tripp York
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1608995607
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In this devilishly entertaining book, Tripp York takes it upon himself to find the Prince of Darkness. Provoked by a wager made in one of his religion classes, York explores whether in proving the existence of Satan, we might in turn prove the existence of God. Admitting the idea is not half-bad (and thus, conversely, only half-good), York enlists the aid of numerous ministers, theologians, spiritual warriors, pagans, shamanists, fortune tellers, and Satanists in his fiendish quest to determine the whereabouts of God's first fallen creature. Part memoir and part theological treatise, The Devil Wears Nada is a compelling and humorous account of the strange, bizarre, and (oftentimes) offensive things we think about God, the Devil, and everything in between.

The Devil Wears Prada

Author: Lauren Weisberger
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307275558
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A small-town girl fresh out of an Ivy League college lands a job at a prestigious fashion magazine, but wonders if the glamorous perks are worth working for the editor from hell.

Devil s Ink

Author: Jeffrey C. Pugh
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780800698140
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"What if Satan kept a blog? Blogging is a new form of communication, after all, and evil has always been keen on using new means of propaganda to accomplish its purposes. Of course, evil is elusive difficult to discern and more difficult to define. Still, since ancient writers first put the Satan figure into the story of Job, or the serpent into the story of creation, evil has been the subject of much of our greatest literature, from fiction to philosophy. This vast output is testimony to the fact that the mystery of evil perplexes and puzzles us, creates daily struggles for us, and continually scars our existence. If we can imagine intentionality behind all the evil in the world not hard to do then the image of Satan blogging to his minions and to all interested parties about the contemporary ways and means of evil is not much of a stretch at all." -- Preface.

Father Gaetano s Puppet Catechism

Author: Michael Mignola
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312644744
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An illustrated novella by the creators of Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire finds young Father Gaetano caring for World War II orphans at the Church of San Domenico by staging Bible-story puppet shows with orate handcrafted puppets that come to life and night and act on the biblical stories they have heard in frightening ways. 30,000 first printing.

A Faith Embracing All Creatures

Author: Tripp York
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1610977017
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What is the purpose of animals? Didn't God give humans dominion over other creatures? Didn't Jesus eat lamb? These are the kinds of questions that Christians who advocate compassion toward other animals regularly face. Yet Christians who have a faith-based commitment to care for other animals through what they eat, what they wear, and how they live with other creatures are often unsure how to address these biblically and theologically based challenges. In A Faith Embracing All Creatures, authors from various denominational, national, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds wrestle with the text, theology, and tradition to explain the roots of their desire to live peaceably with their nonhuman kin. Together, they show that there are no easy answers on "what the Bible says about animals." Instead, there are nuances and complexities, which even those asking these questions may be unaware of. Editors Andy Alexis-Baker and Tripp York have gathered a collection of essays that wrestle with these nuances and tensions in Scripture around nonhuman animals. In so doing, they expand the discussion of nonviolence, peacemaking, and reconciliation to include the oft-forgotten other members of God's good creation.

Everyone Worth Knowing

Author: Lauren Weisberger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743294564
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An irresistible tale about what happens when a girl on the fringe enters the realm of New York's chic, party-hopping elite. On paper, Bette Robinson's life is good. At twenty-six, she's got a great deal on an apartment in Manhattan, and she's on target to become an associate at the prestigious investment bank where she works with her best friend. Her eighty-hour workweeks might keep her from socializing or dating outside her office walls -- but she's paying her dues on the well-trod path to wealth and happiness. So when Bette quits her job like the impulsive girl she's never been, she not only shocks her friends and family -- she has no idea what to do next. For months, Bette gets out and about by walking her four-pound dog around her decidedly unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood. Then she meets Kelly, head of Manhattan's hottest PR and events planning firm, and suddenly Bette has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen. The work at Kelly & Company takes Bette inside the VIP rooms of the city's most exclusive nightclubs, to parties crowded with celebrities and socialites. Bette learns not to blink at the famous faces, the black Amex cards, the magnums of Cristal, or the ruthless paparazzi. Soon she's dating an infamous playboy who's great for her career but bad for her sanity -- and scaring off the one decent guy she meets. Still, as her coworkers repeatedly point out, how can you complain about a job that pays you to party? Bette has to agree -- until she begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column. That's when Bette's life on paper takes on a whole new meaning -- and she learns the line between her personal and professional lives is...invisible.

Chasing Harry Winston

Author: Lauren Weisberger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743290127
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Making a pact that they will change the things that most challenge them within a year's time, Manhattan friends Emmy, Leigh, and Adriana shed their downtrodden identities in order to pursue the high life.

The Devil Wears Clogs

Author: Jennifer Burge
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780994244901
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Jennifer Burge has had a mission since age thirteen. The mission? See as much of the world as possible, beginning with Europe. At thirty, Jennifer joins one of the world's largest technology consulting firms to finance her plan. Travel begins with domestic assignments in Dallas and New York before she gets an international break to work in Calgary in September 2001. After a taste of cross border corporate life, Jennifer is ready for more. Within days of the collapse of the Twin Towers, "more" arrives in the form of an assignment in Germany. With no guarantees about tomorrow, Jennifer knows she must walk through the open door or risk losing the opportunity of a lifetime. The style of the memoir, The Devil Wears Clogs, reflects Jennifer's intellectual curiosity and wry sense of humor. A stranger in a land becoming increasingly hostile to Americans after the US decision to pursue war in Iraq, she must learn to adopt a balanced perspective of her native country. Jennifer leans on her professional strength and a heavy dose of sarcasm to navigate this unknown territory. Her faux pas are many before she begins to appreciate the true depth of the cultural divide. Jennifer contemplates that perhaps she must change and not an entire continent.

A Faith Not Worth Fighting For

Author: Tripp York
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621893081
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In A Faith Not Worth Fighting For, editors Justin Bronson Barringer and Tripp York have assembled a number of essays by pastors, activists, and scholars in order to address the common questions and objections leveled against the Christian practice of nonviolence. Assuming that the command to love one's enemies is at the heart of the Gospel, these writers carefully, faithfully--and no doubt provocatively--attempt to explain why the nonviolent path of Jesus is an integral aspect of Christian discipleship. By addressing misconceptions about Christian pacifism, as well as real-life violent situations, this book will surely challenge the reader's basic understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Contributors include: Andy Alexis-Baker Justin Bronson Barringer Gregory A. Boyd Robert Brimlow Lee C. Camp Shane Claiborne John Dear Amy Laura Hall Stanley Hauerwas J. Nelson Kraybill Ingrid E. Lilly D. Stephen Long Gerald W. Schlabach Kara Slade C. Rosalee Velloso Ewell Samuel Wells Tripp York

Small Screen Revelations

Author: James Aston
Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press Limited
ISBN: 9781907534782
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Representations of apocalyptic themes and motifs in popular culture has a long history, and a number of books and edited collections have examined their influence on popular film and music. Small Screen Revelations shifts the attention to popular television, examining the ways in which contemporary television drama and news draw on both the language and imagery of apocalyptic texts. Essays in the collection examine topics such as the representation of apocalyptic prophecies and prophets in television news and documentaries; how news of natural disasters draws on apocalyptic language to frame the events, and how drama series use, develop and sometimes seek to subvert apocalyptic motifs. Thus, Small Screen Revelations offers a repositioning of the importance of television in representing the apocalypse, while providing a pertinent addition to the examination of how and for what purpose the apocalypse is used in popular culture.