Hearing the Whole Story

The Politics of Plot in Mark's Gospel

Author: Richard A. Horsley

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664222758

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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Richard Horsley provides a sure guide for first time readers of Mark's Gospel and, at the very same time, induces those more familiar with Mark to take a fresh look at this Gospel. From tracing the plot and sub-plot in Mark to exploring how the Gospel was first heard (as oral performance), Horsely tackles old questions from new angles. Horsely consistently and judiciously uses sociological categories and method to help readers see how Mark's Jesus challenged the dominant order of his day.
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The Way According to Luke

Hearing the Whole Story of Luke-Acts

Author: Paul Borgman

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802829368

Category: Religion

Page: 404

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Among the classics of ancient Greek and Jewish literature, the story of Luke-Acts has few rivals. Yet we moderns miss much of the meaning of Luke's two-part drama because we read it like any other text and not as it would have been heard by ancient listeners -- in public performance by a skilled storyteller. The Way according to Luke unlocks the big picture of Jesus' mission by attending to the repetition, patterns, and other clues of oral narrative. In this single volume Paul Borgman lays out a holistic view of the organic unity between Luke and Acts while demonstrating that the meaning of Luke-Acts is uniquely embedded in its narrative. Borgman's distinctive work makes available both the satisfying pleasure of reading the Bible as great literature and the rewarding insight gained from receiving Scripture as it was originally delivered.
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David, Saul, and God

Rediscovering an Ancient Story

Author: Paul Borgman

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195331605

Category: Religion

Page: 335

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The biblical story of King David and his conflict with King Saul (1 and 2 Samuel) is one of the most colourful and perennially popular in the Hebrew Bible. Paul Borgman focuses on one of the key features of ancient Hebrew narrative poetics - repeated patterns - taking special note of even the small variations each time a pattern recurs.
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Caregiving

Readings in Knowledge, Practice, Ethics, and Politics

Author: Suzanne Gordon,Patricia Benner,Nel Noddings

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812215823

Category: Medical

Page: 313

View: 1393

Looks not only at the financial, emotional, and physical demands of giving and receiving care but also at the strengths and rewards inherent in the world of caregiving.
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Hearing the Noise

My Life in the NFL

Author: Preston Pearson

Publisher: William Morrow

ISBN: 9780688041915

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 303

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This autobiography by a distinguished athlete who played for the Colts, Steelers, and Cowboys recounts his life and career, including play in five Super Bowl games, and assesses the ethos of the teams he played for
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John, Jesus, and the Renewal of Israel

Author: Richard Horsley,Tom Thatcher

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 080286872X

Category: Religion

Page: 207

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In this book Richard Horsley and Tom Thatcher trace the Gospel of John's portrayal of Jesus as a prophet of renewal by reading the text against a double backdrop -- the social history of Roman Palestine and the media world of John. This innovative study is the first to consider the Gospel of John as story in the ancient media context of oral communication and oral performance. Horsley and Thatcher creatively combine concerns from the fields of Jesus studies and ancient media studies in their analysis. Taking the main conflict evident in John's story of Jesus as the key to its plot, they discern how this Gospel -- usually read as "spiritual" -- portrays Jesus engaged in a concrete program of renewal and resistance.
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You Can Hear the Voice of God

How God Speaks in Listening Prayer

Author: Steve Sampson

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 1441265309

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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When you talk to God, do you ever feel as if you are not getting through? You're not alone. At some point, most believers find themselves grappling with difficult questions like Would God really talk to me personally? and How do I know it's truly God talking, and not my own thoughts? But here's the good news: Hearing God is simpler than you think. It's possible to have a relationship with God that involves both speaking and listening. In fact, it's God's desire; He wants to talk to you. In this revised and expanded edition of a classic work, author and teacher Steve Sampson shows you how to pray not just wishing you'd hear God's voice--but expecting to hear it. Sampson's uncomplicated, practical perspective will help you cultivate the two-way conversation with God you've always longed for. Before long, you'll hear Him speaking into your circumstances and relationships, expressing His love for you and showing you the next steps to take in your life. Don't settle for a one-sided conversation with God. Break through this barrier and develop a sensitive heart that hears--and responds to--God's still, small voice. "With clarity and humor, Steve takes you on a journey to the place of profound simplicity in Christ where hearing Him is as natural as breathing."--Bishop Mark J. Chironna, M.A., Ph.D., Church on the Living Edge, Orlando, Florida
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Pray Like This

Understanding Prayer in the Bible

Author: Rodney A. Werline

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0567101029

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Werline encourages us to look at prayer in the following way: to attempt to understand how prayers are tied to particular cultural and social settings. Prayers are part of and expressions of a collection of cultural ideas that have been arranged within a system that seems coherent and obvious to those writings the biblical texts. Prayers participate in and express a person's worldview. Werline shows the ways that--though many biblical prayers are familiar to us--biblical texts and contemporary readers come from different worlds. The Hebrew Bible and the New Testament contain many prayers. Large volumes have been written on prayer within a single book, or within the writings of one author, like Paul, or an individual prayer, such as the Lord's Prayer. Werline does not examine every prayer in the Bible or even write exhaustively on a single prayer. He has highlighted a few significant features of each prayer, and some of the prayers vividly exhibit the influence of a particular society's vision. For example, he examines the prayers of 1 and 2 Kings and 1 and 2 Chronicles because of the ways they are tightly tied to the authors' views of history. The writers' interpretation of history profoundly influenced significant portions of the Bible as well as the literature of early Judaism.
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User Story Mapping

Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product

Author: Jeff Patton,Peter Economy

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491904887

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

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User story mapping is a valuable tool for software development, once you understand why and how to use it. This insightful book examines how this often misunderstood technique can help your team stay focused on users and their needs without getting lost in the enthusiasm for individual product features. Author Jeff Patton shows you how changeable story maps enable your team to hold better conversations about the project throughout the development process. Your team will learn to come away with a shared understanding of what you’re attempting to build and why. Get a high-level view of story mapping, with an exercise to learn key concepts quickly Understand how stories really work, and how they come to life in Agile and Lean projects Dive into a story’s lifecycle, starting with opportunities and moving deeper into discovery Prepare your stories, pay attention while they’re built, and learn from those you convert to working software
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Can You Hear It?

Author: William Lach

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810957213

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Presents an introduction to music and musical instruments, through the matching of excerpts of classical music with art works selected from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Galilee

History, Politics, People

Author: Richard A. Horsley

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 357

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Horsley (classics and religion, U. of Mass.-Boston) studies the basic political and economic relations that prevailed in Roman Palestine, focusing on implications for the residents of Galilee. He looks at the roots of Galilean independence, the city between Roman conquests, and Roman imperial rule,
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The Whole Story Handbook

Using Imagery to Complete the Story Experience

Author: Carol L. Birch

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 9780874835663

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

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A prominent storyteller shares secrets of effective communication-in the boardroom, classroom, media center, or on center stage Reading a story silently is a private act; hearing one told aloud is a communal act. Like musical scores that come to life when played, stories take on an added dimension when shared aurally. Carol Birch -- storyteller, children's librarian, and teacher -- tackles the slippery topic of the difference between memorizing a written story and reciting it aloud, and telling it directly and engagingly to a group of listeners. We all recognize the difference when we hear it. But how does one bridge it? The same way, Birch asserts, that we take home most prizes: you must be present to win. Meaning, the storyteller must know much, much more about the story than he or she tells. How can you communicate the fortunes of a character you don't know yourself? How can you convey a story whose setting you have not fully imagined? In addition to her own infectious prose -- bursting with the "attitude" she encourages her readers to embrace -- Birch provides a series of guided imagery exercises. These prompts walk the reader through the nuts and bolts of learning -- imagining -- a story from the inside out in order to be fully present in its telling. Includes notes and bibliography.
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The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses

Author: Chris Bruno

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433542854

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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16 Key Verses. 1 Overarching Story. This book highlights 16 key Bible verses that stand as “turning points” in the biblical storyline—enabling us to see God’s incredible plan to redeem his people and glorify his name from Genesis to Revelation. Whether it’s exploring the creation of humanity, the establishment of the covenants, or the coming of the Messiah, this book will help Christians see how God’s Word tells a single story about his sovereignty, glory, and grace.
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The Prophet Jesus and the Renewal of Israel

Moving beyond a Diversionary Debate

Author: Richard Horsley

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 1467436909

Category: Religion

Page: 167

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Debate over whether or not Jesus can be best interpreted within an "apocalyptic scenario" has continued to dominate historical Jesus studies since Schweitzer and Bultmann. In The Prophet Jesus and the Renewal of Israel Richard Horsley shows that the apocalyptic scenario -- with its supposed expectation of "the end of the world," the fiery "last judgment," and "the parousia of the Son of Man" -- is a modern scholarly construct that obscures the particulars of texts, society, and history. Drawing on his wide-ranging earlier scholarship, Horsley refocuses and reformulates investigation of the historical Jesus in a thoroughly relational-contextual approach. He recognizes that the sources for the historical Jesus are not separate sayings, but rather the sustained Gospel narratives of Jesus' mission. Horsley's new approach finds Jesus the popular prophet engaged in a movement of renewal, resistance, and judgment against Roman imperialism, Jerusalem rulers, and the Pharisees.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bible!

Author: Jonathan Goldstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101050373

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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A hilarious re-imagining of the heroes of the Old Testament for a modern world-and the neurotic, demanding reader. In the beginning...there was humor. Sure, it's the foundation for much of Western morality and the cornerstone of world literature. But let's face it: the Bible always needed punching up. Plus, it raised quite a few questions that a modern world refuses to ignore any longer: wouldn't it be boring to live inside a whale? How did Joseph explain Mary's pregnancy to the guys at work? Who exactly was the megalomaniacal foreman who oversaw the construction of the Tower of Babel? And honestly, what was Cain's problem? In Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bible!, Jonathan Goldstein re-imagines and recasts the greatest heroes of the Bible with depth, wit, and snappy dialogue. This is the Bible populated by angry loners, hypochondriacs, and reluctant prophets who fear for their sanity, for readers of Sarah Vowell and the books of David Sedaris. Basically, a Bible that readers can finally, genuinely relate to. Jonathan Goldstein's new book, I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow, will be available May 2013.
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Hearing the Other Side

Deliberative Versus Participatory Democracy

Author: Diana C. Mutz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521847508

Category: Political Science

Page: 171

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This study examines how people interact with those whose political views differ from their own in the context of the contemporary United States. It links political theory and empirical research and suggests that it is doubtful that an extremely activist political culture can also be a heavily deliberative one.
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Wrestling with an Angel

A Story of Love, Disability and the Lessons of Grace

Author: Greg Lucas

Publisher: Cruciform Press

ISBN: 1453818774

Category: Adopted children

Page: 110

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"It sounded at first like something out of an old horror movie. I thought maybe someone was just playing around, but then I heard it again and again, a loud piercing cry, and less like Hollywood every time. The windows were down in my police cruiser on that warm fall day, but I still couldn't tell where the sounds came from. I began looking around for the unlikely sight of someone being disemboweled in a mall parking lot on a Saturday afternoon. Seeing nothing, and still hearing the screams, I called in a 'disturbance.' Around the next corner I found the source of the commotion." So begins Greg Lucas' captivating account of life as a husband, a police officer, and Jake's dad. Jake Lucas, the first of four children, lives with severe physical and mental challenges. Caring for him each day is an ordeal few of us can imagine, and this story of Jake's first 17 years is not one you will soon forget. But the remarkable thing is how the whole narrative is saturated with wonder at the grace and goodness of God, who brings hope and promise through his Son into the darkest of circumstances. In this book, we see that Jake's problems are our problems, only bigger, and the challenges of caring for him carry profound lessons about God's care for us. Wrestling with an Angel is about tragedy and laughter and pain and joy. It is about faith and grace and endurance and God's unfailing, loving wisdom daily being worked out in each of our lives, whatever the nature or extent of our difficulties. Here is a book that may explain faith to you in ways you never quite grasped, through a life few of us can relate to. When it is all done, we come away better able to live as Christ calls us to live.
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Is That Really You, God?

Hearing the Voice of God

Author: Loren Cunningham

Publisher: YWAM Publishing

ISBN: 9781576582442

Category: Religion

Page: 203

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"This practical guide to hearing God's voice shows how an ordinary man who was committed to hearing God and obeying Him became the founder of the largest interdenominational missions organization in the world. Loren Cunningham's dream began with a vision - waves of young people moving out across the continents announcing the Good News of Jesus Christ to the whole earth. Decades later, Loren's vision has grown into an interdenominational movement of Christians from around the world who are dedicated to presenting the Gospel to this generation. How did God move Loren's dream from vision to reality? He led Loren and his wife, Darlene, through a series of tough lessons in guidance. The exciting story of Youth With A Mission has much to teach us about the art of listening to God as we seek to be used by Him. Is That Really You, God? is not only a practical guide to hearing God's voice, but also an amazing testimony to how following His direction can impact our lives and our world for the glory of God's kingdom."--Publisher's website.
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Understanding Childhood Hearing Loss

Whole Family Approaches to Living and Thriving

Author: Brian J. Fligor

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442226676

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 190

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Permanent hearing loss in children is far more common than most people know, affecting thousands of newborns and older children each year. This book offers parents and caregivers a guide to what to expect when a child has a hearing loss, how to treat it, and how to support both the child and the whole family when faced with hearing loss.
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The Gospel According to Mark

Author: Nick Cave

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857860976

Category: Bibles

Page: 64

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The earliest of the four Gospels, the book portrays Jesus as an enigmatic figure, struggling with enemies, his inner and external demons, and with his devoted but disconcerted disciples. Unlike other gospels, his parables are obscure, to be explained secretly to his followers. With an introduction by Nick Cave
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