But having worked at the site meant that I was able to experience not only the sorrow that every American felt but also the hope that came from seeing how God revealed himself among the people laboring at " Ground Zero .
Author: James Martin (S.J.)
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
A Jesuit priest recounts his experiences working among firefighters, rescue workers, and police officers at Ground Zero during the weeks following September 11, 2001 and tells of the hope, grace, and charity he found in those who suffered and in those who worked to console.
How Good Overcame Evil . . . One Heart at a Time Ray Giunta. GOD @GROUND ZERO stories that survivors of September 11 have told—of small choices or still, small voices keeping them home, making them late to work, or leading to a ...
Author: Ray Giunta
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Amazing stories of how God triumphed in the lives of many who were devastated by 9/11.
God can heal sick mothers, even those who are at ground zero, in His own time. Many have been tortured and tormented for their faith (Hebrews 11:36–38). Illness and pain come to people of excellent character.
Author: Gary Thomas
Where are you? Life is uncertain. Skyscrapers crash and so do stock markets. Bodies get broken, and so do relationships. Our health declines and marriages fail. Ground Zero brings us to places where we see how little is in our control, and how God still gives people a second chance to bounce back in life.
Author: Christopher Craig BrittainPublish On: 2011-07-14
God is with him, in the trenches, suffering from the trials and evils of the world at war. He writes, 'How near the God Whom Christ revealed comes at a time like this: nearer than breathing, nearer than hands and feet.
Author: Christopher Craig Brittain
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
'The world will never be the same!' How many times have human beings uttered this cry after a tragic event? This book analyzes how such emotive reactions impact on the way religion is understood, exploring theological responses to human tragedy and cultural shock by focusing on reactions to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and 7/7, the two World Wars and the Holocaust, the 2004 South-East Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. It discusses themes such as the theodicy question, the function of religious discourse in the face of tragedy, and the relationship between religion and politics. The book explores the tension between religion's capacity to both cause and enhance the suffering and destruction surrounding historical tragedies, but also its potential to serve as a powerful resource for responding to such disasters. Analyzing this dialectic, it engages with the work of Slavoj Žižek, Karl Barth, Theodor Adorno, Emil Fackenheim and Rowan Williams, examining the role of belief, difficulties of overcoming the influence of ideology, and the significance of trust and humility.
movement of God to and for us in the person of Jesus, and in an understanding of humanity as imago Dei, the image of God, who is love. Here, pastoral care as a “ministry of presence” becomes less about one's own presence, and more about ...
Author: Storm Swain
Publisher: Fortress Press
"From personal interviews with chaplains at the temporary mortuary at Ground Zero and her own experiences as an Episcopal priest, psychotherapist, and chaplain, Storm Swain offers a new model of pastoral care grounded in theology and practice. Reflecting on experiences of suffering faced in ministry, Swain considers what it means to love in these instances and what is involved in ministering in these contexts. Within this model, caregivers can move from a place of trauma to a place of transformation, which enables wholeness and healing for both caregivers and those for whom they care" -- Publisher description.
Acts 1:8), certainly one that carries the promise ofthe Holy Spirit, but also clearly focused on participation in God's mission in the world. It is John who frames the shared and missional life ofthe emerging church in love.
Author: Michael McNichols
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
An essential part of Christian orthodoxy is the belief that Jesus died at a particular point in human history. But it is not that Jesus died that has caused Christians to grapple with their understanding of faith; it is why he died that creates the struggle. For centuries Christian thinkers have wrestled with the concept of the atonement. How the death of Jesus would result in the reconciling of the world to God is no simple puzzle. Yet, this complex topic is often viewed through certain doctrinal filters that reduce the richness of the atonement into single concrete, culturally based images. The New Testament, however, offers multiple metaphors in describing the atoning work of God in Christ. Returning to the stories of the earliest witnesses to Jesus' life, death, resurrection, and ascension--the ground zero of our faith--offers the opportunity to suspend, if only briefly, our doctrinal preferences and step into the shoes of those who saw Jesus die and later return to them as their resurrected Lord. In doing so, we open the possibility of seeing the atonement with fresh eyes, recognizing the broad reach of God's love and learning to communicate that love in new ways.
One Woman's Struggle for Survival and Faith in the Ashes of 9/11 Leslie Haskin. Strike Three ... And in my everyday is where God collected all my symptoms and I began to live again. Pastor John Torres is a lot like my brother Lawrence.
Author: Leslie Haskin
Publisher: Bethany House
A Second Chance at Life On the sunny morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, terrorists murdered more than twenty-seven hundred people in an attack on New York City. Thousands died when a hijacked Boeing 767 slammed into Tower One of the World Trade Center. It was first blood. For Leslie Haskin, it was a second chance at life. This is the riveting account of Leslie's harrowing escape--down 36 floors in a doomed and dying building and away from a life focused on perks, prestige, and power. The intervening months brought crippling mental and emotional distress, but from the rubble and ashes, the corporate climber rediscovered the faith of her childhood and now embraces a new life of serving others.
If you don't read this book, you'll forever miss the central theme and understanding of the entire Word of God. This book is that important! - Dr. Thomas R. Horn Do you want to know a dirty little secret? Here it is.
Author: Carl Gallups
So many renowned biblical scholars have been trying to tell us these truths - but their findings have been largely ignored and often disconnected from conventional theological understanding. Carl Gallups has gathered the answers to a myriad of tough theological questions into a single, page-turning, and captivating resource. If you don't read this book, you'll forever miss the central theme and understanding of the entire Word of God. This book is that important! - Dr. Thomas R. Horn Do you want to know a dirty little secret? Here it is. Much of the real message of the Garden of Eden has been "adjusted" over time. Think of the eternal ramifications of that truth. Literally everything wrong with the world and our own personal lives, as well as the continual deluge of filth that you read in today's headlines is directly linked to the Garden of Eden. Why is it then that we so frequently insist upon turning that vital chapter into an almost childlike bedtime story? Get ready for the biblical ride of your life! Critically acclaimed and Amazon TOP-60 bestselling author, Carl Gallups, pulls back the curtain and finally unearths the previously hidden biblical treasures about the world's real Ground Zero. Now, you can finally discover the shocking truths for yourself. GODS OF GROUND ZERO UNCOVERS THE LONG- * Did you know - the Bible tells us exactly where the original Garden of Eden was located?BURIED TRUTH: * Have you ever wondered what really happened in the Garden? * What is the full truth of why the Garden was created in the first place? * Was the Garden "serpent" really a walking-talking snake? * Did Jesus reveal deep secrets about the Garden of Eden? * Did you know that Jesus actually mentioned the Garden of Eden while He was on the cross? * Exactly what is it that Satan, and the demonic realm, is so desperately trying to hide from us? * How does what happened in the Garden directly relate to today's world, our personal lives, our walk with the Lord, and where eternity is actually headed? The Bible actually reveals the explosive answers to all of these questions, and so many more like them. Now, you will know the important truth.
It was not easy to foresee a final decision because the families were also involved.8 However, the controversies stopped in respectful silence on that first anniversary to be celebrated at Ground Zero, where all the blueprints provided ...
Author: Emilio Gentile
In God's Democracy, Emilio Gentile argues that the presidency of George W. Bush sought to alter the way religion functions in American political life. Prior to the events of 9/11, the national government operated under a civil religious regime that placed a sacred umbrella over the entire country and its leading political figures. American civil religion was not only an inclusive faith, but one that provided ample room for citizens with different politics and different world views. But in the wake of 9/11, President Bush used religion to differentiate Americans on partisan lines. Relying heavily on his evangelical Christian base, he attempted to substitute for the inclusivism of the traditional American civil religion an exclusivist political religion in which Democrats were portrayed as hostile to religious values and incapable of dealing with the country's foreign enemies. This book provides the historical context for this attempted transformation, and shows in a detailed way how the Bush administration pursued it. Gentile concludes by posing the question of whether this radical shift in the way Americans understand themselves religiously will prove permanent. Unlike other works that strive to show how religion has generally come to be treated in American politics, this new book looks more squarely at the Bush Administration and its attempt to shut out Democrats from the political process by invoking religious language and ideals. He goes on to consider the political exclusivism and whether or not it will persist beyond Bush's tenure.
“entitles them topositions”: Fareed Zakaria, “TheReal Ground Zero:Let's Promote Muslim Moderates Here,” Newsweek, ... “send a message toIslam”: Damien Cave, “Far from GroundZero, Obscure Pastor Is No LongerIgnored,” New York Times ...
Author: Cullen Murphy
Publisher: Penguin UK
From Cullen Murphy, editor at large of Vanity Fair, God's Jury is a chilling and powerful account of how the techniques used by the Spanish Inquisition created our modern world. For centuries states have used their power to censor, watch, manipulate and punish. God's Jury argues that the Inquisition - the Catholic body that existed for over 700 years - is not a medieval oddity, but is intrinsically bound up with modernity. From Vatican archives to Guantánamo Bay and the Third Reich, Cullen Murphy shows how the Inquisition's techniques - record-keeping, bureaucracy and a terrifying sense of certainty - are now standard operating procedure, and that the battle between private conscience and outside forces is the central contest of the modern era. Cullen Murphy is Vanity Fair's editor at large and the author of Are We Rome? and The Word According to Eve. He was previously the managing editor of The Atlantic Monthly. 'Lucid and provocative, blistering, cogent and powerful ... A persuasive argument that we still live in the world the inquisition made - a world of us and them, of moral self-righteousness and intellectual intolerance' Sunday Times 'Beguiling and horrifying ... a book rich in stories and imaginative connections' John Cornwell, author of Hitler's Pope 'A grand and scary tour of inquisitorial moments, racing back and forth in history from Torquemada to Dick Cheney' Adam Gopnik, New Yorker 'A dark but riveting tale, told with luminous grace' Michael Sandel, author of Justice and What Money Can't Buy 'God's Jury is a reminder, and we need to be constantly reminded, that the most dangerous people in the world are the righteous' Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down and Guest of the Ayatollah