The Martyr s Song

Author: Ted Dekker
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9781595542946
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What would you die for? That's the question suddenly thrust upon a small band of women and children in Bosnia at the close of World War II. When a group of bitter soldiers stumble upon their peaceful village, they suddenly face an insidious evil...and the ultimate test. It is then, in the midst of chaos and pain that the Martyr's Song is first heard. It is then that the window into heaven first opens. It is then that love and beauty are shown in breathtaking reality. You have in your hands the story and the song that changed...everything.

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Author: Ted Dekker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783861229346
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The Songs of Martyrs

Author: David Rogers
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462889271
Format: PDF, Docs
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What if some of the greatest Martyrs could come back and say something to us? What would Gandhi say, or perhaps Rasputin? This book gives them that voice, along with a host of other martyrs from antiquity, all the way up to the new millennium. Written in sonnet form, The Songs Of Martyrs takes those that paid the ultimate price, and breathes new life into them.

Martyrs Mirror

Author: David L. Weaver-Zercher
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421418835
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Approximately 2,500 Anabaptists were martyred in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Europe. Their surviving brethren compiled stories of those who suffered and died for the faith into martyr books. The most historically and culturally significant of these, The Bloody Theater—more commonly known as Martyrs Mirror—was assembled by the Dutch Mennonite minister Thieleman van Braght and published in 1660. Today, next to the Bible, it is the single most important text to Anabaptists—Amish, Mennonites, and Hutterites. In some Anabaptist communities, it is passed to new generations as a wedding or graduation gift. David L. Weaver-Zercher combines the fascinating history of Martyrs Mirror with a detailed analysis of Anabaptist life, religion, and martyrdom. He traces the publication, use, and dissemination of this key martyrology across nearly four centuries and explains why it holds sacred status in contemporary Amish and Mennonite households. Even today, the words and deeds of these martyred Christians are referenced in sermons, Sunday school lessons, and history books. Weaver-Zercher argues that Martyrs Mirror was designed to teach believers how to live a proper Christian life. In van Braght’s view, accounts of the martyrs helped to remind readers of the things that mattered, thus inspiring them to greater faithfulness. Martyrs Mirror remains a tool of revival, offering new life to the communities and people who read it by revitalizing Anabaptist ideals and values. Meticulously researched and illustrated with sketches from early publications of Martyrs Mirror, Weaver-Zercher’s ambitious history weaves together the existing scholarship on this iconic text in an accessible and engaging way.

Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe

Author: Robert Muchembled
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521845467
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This volume, first published in 2007, examines the role of religion as a vehicle for cultural exchange.

Wintersong

Author: S. Jae-Jones
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492978509
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Die 19-jährige Liesl ist mit der Sage um den faszinierenden wie schrecklichen Erlkönig aufgewachsen. Ihre Großmutter hat sie immer ermahnt, die längste Nacht des Winters zu fürchten, in der der König ein hübsches Mädchen in die Unterwelt entführt. Als ein unheimlicher, gut aussehender Fremder auftaucht und Liesls Schwester mit sich nimmt, wird Liesls schlimmste Befürchtung wahr. Nur sie kann ihre Schwester noch aus den Fängen des Erlkönigs retten, indem sie ihm in sein Reich folgt und ihn anstelle ihrer Schwester selbst heiratet. Doch wer ist dieser mysteriöse Mann? Gegen ihren Willen fühlt Liesl sich zu ihm hingezogen. Während sie noch versucht, ihre Gefühle zu verstehen, arbeitet das Schicksal bereits gegen sie – denn in der Unterwelt stirbt Liesls Körper. Können Liesl und ihr Erlkönig die alten Gesetze brechen und ihrer Liebe eine Chance geben?