Essential Gnostic Scriptures

By Willis Barnstone

The folks we’ve come to name gnostics have been passionate advocates of the view that salvation comes via wisdom and private adventure, and their ardour shines via within the impressive physique of writings they produced over a interval of greater than a millennium and a part. Willis Barnstone and Marvin Meyer have created a translation that brings the gnostic voices to us from around the centuries with awesome strength and beauty—beginning with texts from the earliest years of Christianity—including fabric from the Nag Hammadi library—and carrying on with the entire means as much as expressions of gnostic knowledge came upon inside Islam and within the Cathar circulation of the center a long time. The twenty-one texts incorporated right here function a compact advent to Gnosticism and its important ideas—and additionally they supply an entrée to the pleasures of gnostic literature usually, representing, as they do, the best masterpieces of that culture.

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Christian Anarchism: A Political Commentary on the Gospel: Abridged Edition

Christian anarchism has been round for a minimum of so long as “secular” anarchism. Leo Tolstoy is its most famed proponent, yet there are lots of others, akin to Jacques Ellul, Vernard Eller, Dave Andrews or the folk linked to the Catholic employee flow. they provide a compelling critique of the nation, the church and the economic system in keeping with the hot Testament..

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Hildegard von Bingen's Physica: The Complete English Translation of Her Classic Work on Health and Healing

Considered one of significant clinical treatises by means of medieval healer Hildegard von Bingen, provided in its entirety for the 1st time in English throughout the 900th anniversary of her start.

• A seminal textual content within the improvement of Western natural medication

• provides 9 different types of therapeutic systems--Plants, components, timber, Stones, Fish, Birds, Animals, Reptiles, and Metals--and elaborates on their medicinal use

• heavily regarding jap clinical methods which are gaining appreciate this present day

Saint, mystic, healer, visionary, fighter, Hildegard von Bingen stands as one of many nice figures within the background of ladies in me.

At a time whilst few girls may possibly write and such a lot have been denied a proper schooling, Hildegard von Bingen grew to become a mythical healer, visionary, musician, artist, poet, and saint. Her works contain twenty-seven symphonic compositions; Scivias, a compilation of her visions; and her significant scientific works, Causae et Curae, a scientific compendium, and Physica, released right here in English in its entirety for the 1st time.

Physica has a powerful affinity with the jap scientific methods gaining nice admire this present day. the trendy reader attracted to usual therapeutic will realize the big fact within the theories of this 12th-century doctor, which remind us that our therapies for disorder depend upon our flora and fauna and our position in it.

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The Great Divorce

By C. S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis’ The nice Divorce is a vintage Christian allegorical story a couple of bus trip from hell to heaven. a unprecedented meditation upon sturdy and evil, grace and judgment, Lewis’s progressive proposal within the The nice Divorce is that the gates of Hell are locked from the interior. utilizing his impressive descriptive powers, Lewis’ The nice Divorce will swap the way in which we expect approximately strong and evil. 

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The Bible: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)

By Karen Armstrong

As the one paintings on the middle of Christianity, the world’s biggest equipped faith, the Bible is the non secular advisor for one out of each 3 humans on the planet. it's also the world’s most generally allotted e-book and its best-selling, with an predicted six billion copies bought within the final 200 years. however the Bible is a fancy paintings with a sophisticated and imprecise background. Its contents have replaced over the centuries, it's been reworked by means of translation and, via interpretation, has constructed manifold meanings to varied religions, denominations, and sects.

In this seminal account, acclaimed historian Karen Armstrong discusses the perception, gestation, lifestyles, and afterlife of history’s strongest e-book. Armstrong analyzes the social and political scenario during which oral background changed into written scripture, how this all-pervasive scripture used to be accumulated into one paintings, and the way it grew to become authorized as Christianity’s sacred textual content, and the way its interpretation replaced over the years. Armstrong’s historical past of the Bible is an excellent, eye-catching booklet, an important in an age of declining religion and emerging fundamentalism.

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Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow's Success (Maxwell, John C.)

By John C. Maxwell

So much people examine our days within the other way: We exaggerate the day gone by. We overestimate the next day to come. We underestimate at the present time. in actual fact that an important day you'll ever adventure is this present day. this present day is the major for your good fortune. Maxwell bargains 12 judgements and disciplines-he calls it his day-by-day dozen-that could be discovered and mastered by means of anybody to be successful.

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The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Their Significance For Understanding the Bible, Judaism, Jesus, and Christianity

The tale of the invention of the 1st useless Sea Scrolls has develop into part of Western lore. Who has no longer heard in regards to the Bedouin shepherd who threw a rock right into a cave, heard a crash, went in to discover, and located the scrolls? the tale in that shape could be actual, however it seems to be whatever of a simplification. in reality, a lot is still unknown in regards to the detailed situations less than which these scrolls have been came across. the tale of the invention first and foremost offers with only one cave; the opposite ten have been situated at later times.

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Let the Journey Begin: Finding God's Best for Your Life

Powerful, life-changing messages for a necessary time in life.

Graduation is a time of pleasure and uncertainty. For graduates the query is, will they face the long run without or with God? Let the adventure Beginrepack is stuffed with godly knowledge, encouragement, and tips from bestselling and relied on writer Max Lucado for college kids approximately to embark on new steps of their lifestyles trip. Graduates may be reassured that they're now not alone—God is with them each step in their way.

This bestselling ebook will comprise thirty-two extra pages of recent content material, all together with excerpts, costs, and scripture in addition to an up-to-date inside layout to entice a brand new new release of graduates. integrated are pages for private objectives, favourite verses of scripture, and prayers. 

Trim measurement: five x 7

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