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Gateway to Heaven
  • Author : Sheldon Vanauken
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : UOM:39015005515732
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  • Genre : Christian fiction
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    Gateway to Heaven
  • Author : Brian Reynolds
  • Publisher : New City Press
  • Pages : 425
  • ISBN : 9781565484498
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  • Genre : Religion
  • This first volume lays out all the Marian doctrines and their evolution in a clear and easy-to-follow format as well as providing two chapters on patristic and medieval devotion.

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    Gateway to Heaven
  • Author : Apostle Carol J. Peay
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN : 1450049079
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  • Genre : Books
  • Gateway to Heaven is a collection of sermons that I wrote and have preached over the years. They were written between 2001 and 2009 to encourage, comfort, and transform. I pray that they will inspire you as you read them. May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart enlighten and transform some part of your life. May God bless you as you continue traveling on your journey.

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    Bethel Island
  • Author : M.L. Blackburn
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 9781098075712
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • M. L. Blackburn creates a world unto itself in Bethel Island: Saving Earth-the world of the Nephilim, the legendary hybrids of angel and man. Bethel's castle blends the Hogwarts' school of Harry Potter with the Shadowhunters' institutes of The Mortal Instruments in a riveting tale on par with either franchise. A powerful but untrained Nephilim, fifteen-year-old Lucinda De'Mon navigates her way through an angelic education and her unknown destiny, taking the reader along, in her journey of discovery. A solid portrayal as Lucy attempts, in baptism by fire, to make the mature choices with the mind-set of a teenager facing a rapid coming-of-age. Not always making the smart choice, such as sparing her partner rather than pairing with him in crisis, one can easily relate to what Lucy grapples with along her slippery, winding road. Bethel Island-an important read in the legacy of the Nephilim genre! -A. F. Roberts, author of Blood Light

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    The Goal Of Life And How To Attain It
  • Author : J. P. Vaswani
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9380743173
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Ask anyone you know the following questions: Have you secured your investments for the future? Have you planned your vacation for the year? Have you taken medical insurance? Have you applied for your housing loan?Strange, but true, we plan for every eventuality of life, but we hardly stop to think about the ultimate purpose, the goal of human life, the Liberation which we all long to achieve. But we need not despair, for help is at hand with Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani s inspirational, yet eminently practical guide to sadhana the means of achieving the ultimate goal of human life.

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    Gateway to The Heavens
  • Author : Karen L. French
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9781780286815
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Simple geometric shapes and symbols combine to make the universal, powerful, sacred model Karen French calls Gateway to the Heavens. In this book, French explains the meaning and purpose of these shapes, how they mold our reality and perception of it and how they have a direct bearing on what you are and why you are here. These shapes and symbols contain messages that have been consistently represented in religion, philosophy, mythology, mysticism, the arts and sciences. Their messages are built into our genetic make-up and we recogniZe them instinctively. The book is divided up into 3 parts. Part 1 covers the properties of the basic geometric shapes and numbers. Part 2 describes how these, in turn, form layers of construction, creating principals that are fundamental to the purpose of the universe; the spiral sustains reality, the cross highlighting the central point of existence and the heart is where we weigh up our choices. Part 3 describes how we can use these principals to create positive change in our lives by helping us to expand our awareness of reality.

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    The Gate of Heaven
  • Author : Matthew B. Brown
  • Publisher : Covenant Communications
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 1577345118
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  • Genre : Religion
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    Gateway to Heaven
  • Author : Externa Labady
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 1499085664
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  • Genre : Self-Help
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    A Severe Mercy
  • Author : Sheldon Vanauken
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780062116703
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Religion
  • Beloved, profoundly moving account of the author's marriage, the couple's search for faith and friendship with C. S. Lewis, and a spiritual strength that sustained Vanauken after his wife's untimely death.

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    War in Heaven
  • Author : Charles Williams
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN : 9781528786737
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “War in Heaven” is a 1930 novel by Charles W. S. Williams. Charles Walter Stansby Williams (1886 – 1945) was a British theologian, novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic. He was also a member of the “The Inklings”, a literary discussion group connected to the University of Oxford, England. They were exclusively literary enthusiasts who championed the merit of narrative in fiction and concentrated on writing fantasy. He was given an scholarship to University College London, but was forced to leave in 1904 because he couldn't afford the tuition fees. Other notable works by this author include: “The Greater Trumps” (1932), “Many Dimensions” (1931), and “The Place of the Lion” (1931). This volume is highly recommended for lovers of fantasy fiction, and it would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

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    Escape from Empire
  • Author : Alice H. Amsden
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780262261494
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • A provocative view of economic growth in the Third World argues that the countries that have achieved steady economic growth—including future economic superpowers India and China—have done so because they have resisted the American ideology of free markets. The American government has been both miracle worker and villain in the developing world. From the end of World War II until the 1980s poor countries, including many in Africa and the Middle East, enjoyed a modicum of economic growth. New industries mushroomed and skilled jobs multiplied, thanks in part to flexible American policies that showed an awareness of the diversity of Third World countries and an appreciation for their long-standing knowledge about how their own economies worked. Then during the Reagan era, American policy changed. The definition of laissez-faire shifted from "Do it your way," to an imperial "Do it our way." Growth in the developing world slowed, income inequalities skyrocketed, and financial crises raged. Only East Asian economies resisted the strict prescriptions of Washington and continued to boom. Why? In Escape from Empire, Alice Amsden argues provocatively that the more freedom a developing country has to determine its own policies, the faster its economy will grow. America's recent inflexibility—as it has single-mindedly imposed the same rules, laws, and institutions on all developing economies under its influence—has been the backdrop to the rise of two new giants, China and India, who have built economic power in their own way. Amsden describes the two eras in America's relationship with the developing world as "Heaven" and "Hell"—a beneficent and politically savvy empire followed by a dictatorial, ideology-driven one. What will the next American empire learn from the failure of the last? Amsden argues convincingly that the world—and the United States—will be infinitely better off if new centers of power are met with sensible policies rather than hard-knuckled ideologies. But, she asks, can it be done?

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    Divine Mercy Prayer Book
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 1860826377
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  • Genre : God (Christianity)
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    Imagine Heaven
  • Author : John Burke
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781493400515
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Religion
  • It's obvious from the bookshelves and the big screen that heaven is on everyone's mind. All of us long to know what life after death will be like. Bestselling author John Burke is no exception. For decades, he has been studying accounts of people who have had near-death experiences (NDEs). While not every detail of individual NDEs correlate with Scripture, Burke shows how the common experiences shared by thousands of survivors clearly point to the God of the Bible and the exhilarating picture of heaven he promises. Imagine Heaven is an inspirational journey through the Bible's picture of heaven, colored in with the real-life stories of heaven's wonders. Burke compares gripping stories of NDEs to what Scripture says about our biggest questions of heaven: Will I be myself? Will I see friends and loved ones? What will it look like? What is God like? What will we do forever? What about children and pets? This book will propel readers into an experience that will forever change their view of the life to come and the way they live life today. It also tackles the tough questions of heavenly reward and hellish NDEs. Anyone interested in NDEs or longing to imagine heaven more clearly will enjoy this fascinating and hope-filled book.

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    stairway
  • Author : Zecharia Sitchin
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 9780061379208
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Since earliest times, human beings have pondered the incomprehensible questions of the universe, life . . . and the afterlife. Where did mortal man go to join the immortal Gods? Was the immense and complex structure at Giza an Egyptian Pharaoh's portal to immortality? Or a pulsating beacon built by extraterrestrials for landing on Earth? In this second volume of his trailblazing series The Earth Chronicles, Zecharia Sitchin unveils secrets of the pyramids and hidden clues from ancient times to reveal a grand forgery on which established Egyptology is founded, and takes the reader to the Spaceport and Landing Place of the Anunnaki gods—"Those Who from Heaven to Earth Came."

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    Holy Bible
  • Author : Zondervan Publishing House,Zondervan
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1940
  • ISBN : 0310422884
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Bibles
  • A reasonably priced, quality black hardcover pew and ministry Bible featuring a large 12-point font.

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    Jaws of Death
  • Author : Dietrich von Hildebrand
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1939773164
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  • Genre : Books
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    People I Met at the Gates of Heaven
  • Author : Don Piper
  • Publisher : FaithWords
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781546010791
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  • Genre : Religion
  • This is the book you've been waiting for! Picking up where bestselling 90 Minutes in Heaven left off, Don Piper reveals for the first time the sacred, intimate details of the people who met him at the gates of heaven and the profound impact they had on his faith on earth. In this incredible follow-up to his eight-million-copy bestseller, 90 Minutes in Heaven, Don Piper shares untold stories about his encounters with people who greeted him at the gates of heaven, and offers powerful insights about the way for us to live our lives on earth. Don Piper's unforgettable account of a horrific car accident that took his life, and what happened next has riveted more than eight million readers. Something happened as he shared his story in the years since. Not only did Piper realize he had more to tell, he had yet to share the most sacred and intimate details of his time in heaven about the people who met him at the gates. "I have never left a speaking engagement without people wanting to know more," he said in THE PEOPLE I MET IN HEAVEN, Piper takes readers deeper into his experience, which includes never-before-told encounters with the people who met him when he arrived in heaven-those who helped him on his journey that led to the entrance to God's heavenly home. Even more, Piper recounts the majesty of heaven and the glorious reunion that awaits us there. He offers practical insights, inspiration, and a challenging call that while we're on earth we need to obey Jesus' command to "go and make disciples of all nations."

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    The Good, The Bad and The Infernal
  • Author : Guy Adams
  • Publisher : Solaris
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781849974929
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • One day every hundred years, a town appears, its location and character different every time. It is home to the greatest miracle a man could imagine: a doorway to Heaven itself. The town’s name is Wormwood, and it is due to appear on the 21st September 1889, somewhere in the American Midwest. There are many who hope to be there: travelling preacher Obeisance Hicks and his simple messiah, Soldier Joe; Henry and Harmonium Jones and their freak show pack of outlaws; the Brothers of the Order of Ruth and their sponsor Lord Forset (inventor of the Forset Thunderpack and other incendiary modes of personal transport); and finally, an aging gunslinger with a dark history. They will face dangers both strange and terrible: monstrous animals, predatory towns, armies of mechanical natives, and other things besides. Wormwood defends its secrets, and only the brave and resourceful will survive...

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    The Stairway to Heaven (Book II)
  • Author : Zecharia Sitchin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781591439189
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Since earliest times, humanity has pondered the incomprehensible mysteries of the universe, life...and the afterlife. In The Stairway to Heaven, the second book of Zecharia Sitchin's Earth Chronicles series, the author answers these fundamental questions: Was there somewhere on Earth where, after death, mortal man could join the immortal Gods? Where was this place? By whom was it established? And does it still exist today? After years of painstaking research--combining recent archaeological discoveries with ancient texts and artifacts--Sitchin has identified the legendary Land of the Gods, and provided astounding new revelations about the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, and other mysterious monuments whose true meanings and purposes have been lost for eons. The Earth Chronicles deal with the history and prehistory of Earth and humankind. Each book in the series is based upon information written on clay tablets by the ancient civilizations of the Near East. For the first time, the entire Earth Chronicles series is now available in a hardcover collector's edition.

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    Gateway to the Heavens: How Geometric Shapes, Patterns and Symbols Form Our Reality
  • Author : Karen L. French
  • Publisher : Duncan Baird Publishers
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9781780287799
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Simple geometric shapes and symbols combine to make the universal, powerful and sacred model Karen French calls the Gateway to the Heavens. In this book, French explains the meaning and purpose of these shapes, how they mould our reality and perception of it, and how they have a direct bearing on what you are and why you are here. These shapes and symbols contain messages that have been consistently represented in religion, philosophy, mythology, mysticism, the arts and sciences. Their messages are built into our genetic make-up and we recognise them instinctively. The book is divided up into three parts. Part 1 covers the properties of the basic geometric shapes and numbers. Part 2 describes how these in turn form layers of construction, creating principals that are fundamental to the purpose of the universe. The spiral sustains reality, the cross highlighting the central point of existence and the Heart where we weigh up our choices. Part 3 describes how we can use these principles to create positive change in our lives by helping us to expand our awareness of reality.

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    Under the Banner of Heaven
  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781400078998
  • Reader Reviews : 35
  • Genre : True Crime
  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the author of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air, this extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God; some 40,000 people still practice polygamy in these communities. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.

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    The Gate of Heaven
  • Author : Margaret Barker
  • Publisher : Sheffield Phoenix Press Limited
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 1906055424
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  • Genre : Religion
  • In this book, first published in 1991, the prolific and innovative British biblical scholar Margaret Barker sets out to explore the origins and the afterlife of traditions about the Temple in Judaism. Using evidence from the deutero-canonical and pseudepigraphic texts, Qumran and rabbinic material, as well as early Christian texts and liturgies, she advances a host of radical and suggestive theories, including the following: 1. Apocalyptic writing was the temple tradition. 2. Temple buildings were aligned to establish a solar calendar, thus explaining the astronomical texts incorporated in 1 Enoch 3. The temple symbolism of priest and sanctuary antedated the Eden stories of Genesis. 4. The temple buildings depicted heaven and earth separated by a veil of created matter. 5. The throne visions, the basis of the later Merkavah mysticism, originated as high priestly sanctuary experiences, first attested in Isaiah but originating in the royal cult when king figures passed beyond the temple veil from earth into heaven, from immortality to the resurrected state, and then returned.

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    Liverpool: gateway to heaven and hell
  • Author : Neil Deane
  • Publisher : Pro BUSINESS
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9783864605734
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • This book on Liverpool offers the reader many things: a comprehensive social and cultural history; an insider travel guide; an analysis of the city s people and the places they inhabit; the gripping tale of the Beatles in their Liverpool home and an evaluation of the music that preceded their rise and followed their demise in 1970. An inside view of the Scouser s unbreakable bond with his football team and the pub completes the picture. Neil Deane weaves in his own story after joining the proceedings in 1957, relating his everyday experience of life in his home town until his departure in 1979, after which he continues his autobiographical narrative as a self-exiled, committed observer and frequent visitor. He attempts to explain how and why Liverpool is a city on the edge , different from its northern neighbours, misunderstood and even reviled by sections of the southern establishment, and too often making the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Sweeping away lazy clichés, he aims to get the reader that bit closer to the truth. The book is not a typical tourist guide, more an authentic tale told with love and passion, a personal odyssey with heaven and hell present in equal proportions; however, his final message of optimism is that any stranger visiting Liverpool will be uplifted most of all by its people, ever determined to make sure that heaven wins the penalty shoot-out.

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    The Case for Heaven
  • Author : Lee Strobel
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780310358435
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  • Genre : Religion
  • Bestselling and award-winning author Lee Strobel interviews experts about the evidence for the afterlife and offers credible answers to the most provocative questions about what happens when we die, near-death experiences, heaven, and hell. We all want to know what awaits us on the other side of death, but is there any reliable evidence that there is life after death? Investigative author Lee Strobel offers a lively and compelling study into one of the most provocative topics of our day. Through fascinating conversations with respected scholars and experts--a neuroscientist from Cambridge University, a researcher who analyzed a thousand accounts of near-death experiences, and an atheist-turned-Christian-philosopher--Strobel offers compelling reasons for why death is not the end of our existence but a transition to an exciting world to come. Looking at biblical accounts, Strobel unfolds what awaits us after we take our last breath and answers questions like: Is there an afterlife? What is heaven like? How will we spend our time there? And what does it mean to see God face to face? With a balanced approach, Strobel examines the alternative of Hell and the logic of damnation, and gives a careful look at reincarnation, universalism, the exclusivity claims of Christ, and other issues related to the topic of life after death. With vulnerability, Strobel shares the experience of how he nearly died years ago and how the reality of death can shape our lives and faith. Follow Strobel on this journey of discovery of the entirely credible, believable, and exhilarating life to come.

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    The Complete Earth Chronicles
  • Author : Zecharia Sitchin
  • Publisher : Bear
  • Pages : 2448
  • ISBN : 1591432014
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Hardcover collector’s editions of all 7 volumes of the Earth Chronicles Series in a display slipcase • Includes The 12th Planet, The Stairway to Heaven, The Wars of Gods and Men, The Lost Realms, When Time Began, The Cosmic Code, and The End of Days • The culmination of Sitchin’s 30 years of intensive research offering indisputable documentary proof of humanity’s extraterrestrial forefathers The Earth Chronicles series, with millions of copies sold worldwide, represents the culmination of Zecharia Sitchin’s 30 years of intensive research into the history and prehistory of Earth and humankind as recorded by the ancient civilizations of the Near East. Within these volumes, Sitchin--one of the few scholars able to read and interpret ancient Sumerian and Akkadian clay tablets--presents indisputable millennia-old proof of humanity’s extraterrestrial forefathers, the Anunnaki, who visited Earth every 3,600 years from their home planet Nibiru. This boxed set of hardcover collector’s editions with enhanced maps and diagrams includes all 7 volumes of the Earth Chronicles series: The 12th Planet, The Stairway to Heaven, The Wars of Gods and Men, The Lost Realms, When Time Began, The Cosmic Code, and The End of Days.

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    Revelation
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 9780857861016
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Bibles
  • The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

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    Ascending Jacob's Ladder
  • Author : Ronald H. Isaacs
  • Publisher : Jason Aronson
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 0765759659
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  • Genre : Religion
  • The Jewish view of Satan - which greatly differs from the "devil" image that pervades Western culture, fallen angels, demons, the Angel of Death, spirits, and evil forces, are also explained. A handy "Who's Who" directory provides a quick reference to the most well-known and often quoted angels and demons in Jewish tradition.

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    Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1530
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433016643771
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  • Genre : Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
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    Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112065969930
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  • Genre : Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
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    You Were Made for This Moment
  • Author : Max Lucado
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781400231805
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  • Genre : Religion
  • Are you weary? Worn out by the bills that keep stacking, a virus that keeps raging, or a heart that keeps aching? If so, the book of Esther brings welcome news: Relief will come! To be clear, you didn't ask for this struggle. You want to get past it. You don't know how much longer you can hold up. But what if God is with you in this difficult season? When life seems off the rails, remember this truth: the minute you bow your head to pray is the moment God lifts his hand to help. Queen Esther learned this truth firsthand. When confronted with a royal decree that would annihilate her people, she had to make some tough choices. Would she remain silent in the face of this challenge, or would she speak up? Would she blend in, or would she stand out? But after Esther spent three days in prayer and fasting, God gave her the courage to speak up. God used her to save the nation. And God can do the same with you. In You Were Made for This Moment, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado will help you: put your hope in the God of grand reversals, trusting that God will right every wrong cultivate courage for your challenging times by leaning on the God who redeems and restores discover your role in God's story by exploring how God can use your experiences and circumstances to join him in his holy work God never promised us a life without trials, but he does promise to be with us as we walk through them. Trust that he can redeem your struggles for a mighty purpose. You, friend, were made for this moment.

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    Once Upon a Time in Hell
  • Author : Guy Adams
  • Publisher : Solaris
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781849974981
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A WEIRD WESTERN, A GUN-TOTING, CIGARILLO-CHEWING FANTASY BUILT FROM HANGMAN’S ROPE AND SPENT BULLETS. Wormwood has appeared, and with it a doorway to the afterlife. But what use is a door if you can’t step through it? Hundreds have battled unimaginable odds to reach this place, including the blind shooter Henry Jones; the drunk and liar Roderick Quartershaft; that most holy, yet enigmatic of orders, the Brotherhood of Ruth; the inventor Lord Forset and his daughter Elisabeth; the fragile messiah Soldier Joe and his nurse Hope Lane. Of them all, Elwyn Wallace, a young man who only wanted to travel west for a job, would have happily forgone the experience. But he finds himself abroad in Hell, a nameless, aged gunslinger by his side. He had thought nothing could match the terror of his journey thus far, but time will prove him wrong. On the road to Hell, good intentions don’t mean a damn.

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    Beyond the Blue Event Horizon
  • Author : Frederik Pohl
  • Publisher : Orb Books
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781466806351
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Frederik Pohl was on a streak when this Hugo Award–finalist novel was published in 1980. Now back in print after an absence of nearly a decade, this unique science fiction novel is as fresh and entertaining as ever. The story begins when the hero of Gateway finances an expedition to a distant alien spaceship that may end famine forever. On the ship, the explorers find a human boy, and evidence that reveals a powerful alien civilization is thriving on a transport ship headed right for Earth.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    The Heaven Answer Book
  • Author : Billy Graham
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN : 9781400319381
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Religion
  • The noted evangelist provides Bible-based answers to commonly asked questions about the existence and characteristics of heaven, what happens when people die, what they will do in heaven, who will get there, and what difference it makes.

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    Opening the Gates of Heaven
  • Author : Perry Stone
  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9781616386535
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Religion
  • In Opening the Gates of Heaven, Perry Stone shows you how to release the flow of heaven's blessing through both God's revelation and the intervention of angelic messengers.

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    Humour the Computer
  • Author : Andrew Davison
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 0262540754
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  • Genre : Computers
  • You don't have to have a degree in computer science to enjoy this unique collection of funny stories, parodies, laughable true-life incidents, comic song lyrics, and jokey poems from the world of computing. Humour the Computer brings together a selection of some of the best computer-related humorous material culled from a variety of sources: news groups and FTP sites on the Internet, The New Yorker, Punch, New Scientist, BYTE, Datamation, Communications of the ACM, The Journal of Irreproducible Results, and many more. Among other topics, the 70-odd assorted writings embrace the impact of computing on our lives, hilarious hardware, silly software, first encounters with computing, computer companies that we love, programming pains, and absurd academia.

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    The Melencolia Manifesto
  • Author : David Finkelstein
  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN : 9781681741543
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  • Genre : Science
  • Few artworks have been the subject of more extensive modern interpretation than Melencolia I by renowned artist, mathematician, and scientist Albrecht Dürer (1514). And yet, did each of these art experts and historians miss a secret manifesto that Dürer included within the engraving? This is the first work to decrypt secrets within Melencolia I based not on guesswork, but Dürer's own writings, other subliminal artists that inspired him (i.e., Leonardo da Vinci), the Jewish and Christian Bibles, and books that inspired Dürer (De Occulta Philosophia and the Hieorglyphica). To read the covert message of Melencolia I is to understand that Dürer was a humanist in his interests in mathematics, science, poetry, and antiquity. This book recognizes his unparalleled power with the burin, his mathematical skill in perspective, his dedication to precise language, and his acute observation of nature. Melencolia I may also be one of the most controversial (and at the time most criminal) pieces of art as it hid Dürer's disdain for the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, the Kaiser, and the Holy Roman Empire from the general public for centuries. This book closely ties the origins of philosophy (science) and the work of a Renaissance master together, and will be of interest for anyone who loves scientific history, art interpretation, and secret manifestos.

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    Cults, Religion, and Violence
  • Author : David G. Bromley,J. Gordon Melton
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 0521668980
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Religion
  • This explores the question of when and why violence by and against new religious cults erupts and whether and how such dramatic conflicts can be foreseen, managed and averted. The authors, leading international experts on religious movements and violent behavior, focus on the four major episodes of cult violence during the last decade: the tragic conflagration that engulfed the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas; the deadly sarin gas attack by the Aum Shinrikyo in Tokyo; the murder-suicides by the Solar Temple in Switzerland and Canada; and the collective suicide by the members of Heaven's Gate. They explore the dynamics leading to these dramatic episodes in North America, Europe, and Asia, and offer insights into the general relationship between violence and religious cults in contemporary society. The authors conclude that these events usually involve some combination of internal and external dynamics through which a new religious movement and society become polarized.

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    Ceremonial Synagogue Textiles
  • Author : Bracha Yaniv
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Pages : 489
  • ISBN : 9781789625059
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Social Science
  • A richly illustrated and documented survey of the evolution of synagogue textiles spanning fifteen centuries, offering a detailed analysis of the design and production of mantles, wrappers, Torah scroll binders, and the Torah ark curtain and valance, including the text of inscriptions marking the circumstances of donation.