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Jesus Land

Author : Julia Scheeres
Publisher : Catapult
Page : 253 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2012-10-30
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781619021341

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New York Times bestseller: An “exquisitely wrought memoir” about how “love can flourish even in the harshest climates”—for readers of The Liar’s Club and Running with Scissors (People). This poignant, darkly funny account of two siblings—one white, one Black—growing up in the Christian fundamentalist communities of Indiana and the Dominican Republic is “one of the best memoirs in years” (Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird). Julia and her adopted brother, David, are 16 years old. Julia is white. David is black. It is the mid–1980s and their family has just moved to rural Indiana, a landscape of cottonwood trees, trailer parks, and an all–encompassing racism. At home are a distant mother—more involved with her church’s missionaries than her own children—and a violent father. In this riveting and heartrending memoir, Julia Scheeres takes us from the Midwest to a place beyond imagining. Surrounded by natural beauty, Escuela Caribe—a religious reform school in the Dominican Republic—is characterized by a disciplinary regime that extracts repentance from its students by any means necessary. Julia and David strive to make it through these ordeals and their tale is relayed here with startling immediacy, extreme candor, and wry humor. Over a decade after its first publication, Jesus Land remains deeply resonant with readers. This New York Times bestselling memoir is a gripping tale of rage and redemption, hope and humor, morality and malice—and most of all, the truth: that being a good person takes more than just going to church.

Jesus and the Land

Author : Gary M. Burge
Publisher : Baker Academic
Page : 176 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2010-04
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780801038983

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Describes first-century Jewish and Christian beliefs about the land of Israel and examines present-day tensions, helping readers develop a Christian theology of the land.

Welcome to JesusLand!

Author : Chris Harper,Andrew Bradley,Erik Walker
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Page : 280 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2008-07-15
Category : Humor
ISBN : 9780446543897

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Welcome to JesusLand! by Chris Harper,Andrew Bradley,Erik Walker Pdf

In the sacred and honorable tradition of The Onion comes a hilarious and outrageous collection of "church newsletters" that gleefully skewer America's religious right. The Godly ministers at Landover Baptist Church (Guaranteeing Salvation Since 1612!) have been sending out their newsletters for years, helping save those headed for damnation from falling into the devil's clutches. Making sure that no Christian is left behind, and that all non-believers burn in Hell, Pastor Deacon Fred and his band of merry white preachers share such righteous wisdom as "How children can win a Playstation 3 by accepting Jesus Christ as their personal savior" and "How to prevent Santa from turning Macy's into Neverland Ranch." Complete with Bible Quizzes, Sacrilegious Sidebars, and mug shots of America's damned, WELCOME TO JESUSLAND! is sure to become a classic of religious and political humor-while cleansing heathens from the Earth (or at least from those pesky Blue States).

A Thousand Lives

Author : Julia Scheeres
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 323 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2011-10-11
Category : History
ISBN : 9781451628968

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In 1954, a pastor named Jim Jonesopened a church in Indianapolis called Peoples Temple Full Gospel Church. He was a charismatic preacher with idealistic beliefs, and he quickly filled his pews with an audience eager to hear his sermons on social justice. As Jones’s behavior became erratic and his message more ominous, his followers leaned on each other to recapture the sense of equality that had drawn them to his church. But even as the congregation thrived, Jones made it increasingly difficult for members to leave. By the time Jones moved his congregation to a remote jungle in Guyana and the US government began to investigate allegations of abuse and false imprisonment in Jonestown, it was too late. A Thousand Lives is the story of Jonestown as it has never been told. New York Times bestselling author Julia Scheeres drew from tens of thousands of recently declassified FBI documents and audiotapes, as well as rare videos and interviews, to piece together an unprecedented and compelling history of the doomed camp, focusing on the people who lived there. The people who built Jonestown wanted to forge a better life for themselves and their children. In South America, however, they found themselves trapped in Jonestown and cut off from the outside world as their leader goaded them toward committing “revolutionary suicide” and deprived them of food, sleep, and hope. Vividly written and impossible to forget, A Thousand Lives is a story of blind loyalty and daring escapes, of corrupted ideals and senseless, haunting loss.

Walking Where Jesus Walked

Author : Hillary Kaell
Publisher : NYU Press
Page : 284 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2014
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780814738252

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Since the 1950s, millions of American Christians have traveled to the Holy Land to visit places in Israel and the Palestinian territories associated with JesusOCOs life and death. Why do these pilgrims choose to journey halfway around the world? How do they react to what they encounter, and how do they understand the trip upon return? This book places the answers to these questions into the context of broad historical trends, analyzing how the growth of mass-market evangelical and Catholic pilgrimage relates to changes in American Christian theology and culture over the last sixty years, including shifts in Jewish-Christian relations, the growth of small group spirituality, and the development of a Christian leisure industry. Drawing on five years of research with pilgrims before, during and after their trips, a Walking Where Jesus Walked aoffers a lived religion approach that explores the tripOCOs hybrid nature for pilgrims themselves: both ordinaryOCotied to their everyday role as the familyOCOs ritual specialists, and extraordinaryOCosince they leave home in a dramatic way, often for the first time. Their experiences illuminate key tensions in contemporary US Christianity between material evidence and transcendent divinity, commoditization and religious authority, domestic relationships and global experience. Hillary Kaell crafts the first in-depth study of the cultural and religious significance of American Holy Land pilgrimage after 1948. The result sheds light on how Christian pilgrims, especially women, make sense of their experience in Israel-Palestine, offering an important complement to top-down approaches in studies of Christian Zionism and foreign policy."

Thirty Days in the Land with Jesus

Author : Charles H. Dyer
Publisher : Moody Publishers
Page : 183 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2012-03-21
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780802478436

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A devotional that brings the Bible to life What encouragement we receive when the Bible meets us where we are—just imagine how much more eye-opening it is when we encounter the Bible where it was written. 30 Days in the Land with Jesus takes the reader on a spiritual journey through the Holy Word and the Holy Land, guided by renowned expert and author Dr. Charles H. Dyer. Complemented by vivid, full-color photography, each daily devotion draws new insight and inspiration from the ancient sites that framed the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ. Plus, the hardcover binding and ribbon marker make it a wonderful gift or bedside read. Entries include: Jesus in the Wilderness (Matt. 4:1–11) Mount Gerizim: Not Where, but How (John 4:1–26) Atop Mount Arbel (Matt. 4:12–17) Shorty in the Sycamore (Luke 19:1–10) The Three Gethsemanes (Matt. 26:36–46) Your understanding of the person, work, and words of Jesus Christ will take on an added dimension with this day-by-day exploration of the world in which He walked.

Jesus & the Land

Author : Charles R. Page
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 220 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : Religion
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017092482

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With this book, Page gives readers a sequel to The Land and the Book: An Introduction to the World of the Bible. His fascinating exploration of the history, culture, and geography of the Ancient Near East brings together the fruits of contemporary historical and archaeological research, introducing readers not only to the historical and literary events but to the land of the Bible.


Author : Leith Anderson
Publisher : Bethany House
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2006-09
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780764202704

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Jesus by Leith Anderson Pdf

An expanded retelling of the life of Jesus, including all the details from the Gospels in chronological order, the geopolitical scene, the historical and cultural setting, and the likely emotions and motives of those who interacted with Him. Here is a great introduction to the greatest man who ever lived for those who don't know much about Him, and a fascinating read for those who have grown up in the church and are very familiar with the Gospel accounts. Leith Anderson's conversational storytelling style makes the book appealing to a wide range of audiences and ages.

Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus

Author : Wayne Stiles
Publisher : Gospel Light Publications
Page : 200 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Bible
ISBN : 0830753222

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Following Jesus in Invaded Space

Author : Chris Budden
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Page : 190 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2009-05-04
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781630876739

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Following Jesus in Invaded Space by Chris Budden Pdf

Christianity is never just about beliefs but habits and practices-for better or worse. Theology always reflects the social location of the theologian-including her privileges and prejudices-all the time working with a particular, often undisclosed, notion of what is normal. Therefore theology is never "neutral"-it defends particular constructions of reality, and it promotes certain interests. Following Jesus in Invaded Space asks what-and whose-interests theology protects when it is part of a community that invaded the land of Indigenous peoples. Developing a theological method and position that self-consciously acknowledges the church's role in occupying Aboriginal land in Australia, it dares to speak of God, church, and justice in the context of past history and continuing dispossession. Hence, a "Second people's theology" emerges through constant and careful attention to experiences of invasion and dis-location brought into dialogue with the theological landscape or tradition of the church.

The Holy Land in the Time of Jesus

Author : Norman Kotker
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 156 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 1967
Category : Bible
ISBN : UCSC:32106017471167

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Presents an historical account of the events of the New Testament showing the growth of both Judaism and Christianity in times of political, religious, and social upheaval.

Finding Jesus in Israel

Author : Buck Storm
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2018-05-01
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781683971498

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Finding Jesus in Israel a book for travel veterans, people with wanderlust, or readers who just love a good story. We are all shaped and transformed by the oceans we sail, the deserts, mountains, and valleys we wander, and the people we meet along the way. And as any traveler worth his salt knows, the real trip happens within. Sunday school stories are no longer just stories -- Israel is a tangible place populated with living souls. Author and travel veteran, Buck Storm takes an unvarnished look at the Holy Land with an off-the-bus peek into the people and places that make Israel such an amazing destination. Part travel journal but mostly spiritual guide, Finding Jesus in Israel takes you across the world, to lands where Abraham settled, through the very streets Jesus walked, and to the shore of waters that Paul sailed. Are you ready?

In the Footsteps of Jesus

Author : Susan Easton Black
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 1999
Category : Palestine
ISBN : 157734510X

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Jesus: The Way, the Truth and the Life

Author : D'Ambrosio Marcellino
Publisher : Ascension Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2020-01-23
Category : Religion
ISBN : 1950784185

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Jesus: The Way, the Truth and the Life by D'Ambrosio Marcellino Pdf

Filmed on location in the Holy Land, Jesus: the Way, the Truth, and the Life is a new and fresh look at Jesus -- who he is, what he is really like, what he taught, and what he did for our salvation. This encounter with Christ will inspire and empower you to center your entire life around him as you come to know and love him in an ever-deeper and more intimate way.

Where Flies Don't Land

Author : Jerry Graham,Mary L. Johnson
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 164 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 1977
Category : Church work with prisoners
ISBN : 0932294189

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