The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas Barbara Crossette. Books by
BARBARA CROSSETTE India Facing the Twentieth Century So Close to Heaven SO CLOSE TO HEAVEN SO CLOSE TO HEAVEN The Vanishing.
Author: Barbara Crossette
For more than a thousand years Tibet, Sikkim, Ladakh, and Bhutan were the santuaries of Tantric Buddhism. But in the last half of this century, geopolitics has scoured the landscape of the Himalayas, and only the reclusive kingdom of Bhutan remains true to Tantric Buddhism. As she travels through Bhutan and its neighbots, Crossette introduces readers to a world that has emerged from the middle ages only to find itself peering into the abyss of modernity.
All the enemies of Jesus and His Bride will look on in trembling and remorse the
day we enter Heaven together. It was hard to believe that Heaven itself was right
here, so close to Earth. True to His Word, God had prepared a table of rejoicing ...
Author: A. W. Trenholm
What amazes people most about this book is that it provides an actual glimpse into the vast, mystical and wondrous world of the spirit. For it is the written account of the author's journeys there guided through the experience by a boy from the city of Tricon. In this masterfully constructed outpost of heaven itself the author discovers that facilities in the Heavenly realms are far superior to those on earth; and that Tricon is a staging area for one of the greatest wars ever to be fought between the forces of good and the armies of the evil Fallen Ones. Join Travis as he travels through the vastness of space in a living spacecraft named Lambda. Experience the enormity and beauty of New Jerusalem; the Heavenly City being constructed to house millions of souls from earth. See behind the veil that shrouds our present dimension in darkness, and discover what forces there are at work for and against us in this great battle.
Now do you see why the magical place appears when one is so close to Beulah?
We are so close to the end of our journey, so Satan is making one last attempt. I
hope pilgrims can gird themselves before they fall asleep too, with no one to ...
Author: Erin Bernstein
This book is a labor of love, meant for those who would read a work of classic religious fiction, one of the first of its kind. It was originally composed by John Bunyan centuries ago to bring men before the feet of the Lord. May it be examined anew for the purpose of finding our way back.
I Can See Myself in His Eyeballs God Is Closer Than You Think Chonda Pierce
What would it be like to get so close to God that we could see ourselves in his
eyeballs? What if we could see our image reflected there because we were so close ...
Author: Chonda Pierce
When life’s left you flatter than a steamrolled possum, turn here for a little hope, humor, honesty, and encouragement from the Bible. It’s the best of Chonda Pierce’s celebrated Roadkill Reports to her fans, plus lots of new material, and it’s perfect for reinflating your outlook—anytime, anywhere![Postcard from Chonda]I tell jokes for a living. It’s adventurous. But to do that, I have to fly for hours. I have to take a bus for days. I have to walk up steep stairs in skinny heels. In short, I sometimes take a beating like roadkill on a country highway! Life really is one long journey to heaven. My travel journal is filled with what I’ve learned along the way—the hurts, the laughter, the victories, the failings, the crowds and the loneliness, and mostly, the times I’ve seen God at work.—Chonda
... novel, Too Close to Heaven. Like the characters in her novels, Cindy has
contradictions in her personality that make her interesting. For instance, all
authors— whether they admit it or not— seek the recognition of a critically
Author: Deborah Douglas
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Initially conceived as a Who's Who of Texas authors, Stirring Prose was born of Deborah Douglas's brilliant deduction that asking authors to write about their favorite recipes freed them from the big toe-digging constraints of having to talk directly about themselves. Thirty-nine Texas writers offered up a favorite concoction, and their reflections about the recipe's genesis and meaning give revealing glimpses of their personalities and writing styles. Not a traditional cookbook in the Betty Crocker sense, Stirring Prose is distinctively personal. Billy Porterfield reveals his fantasies about a voluptuous restaurant owner and a dream-enhanced recipe for game hen fricassee with a French New Guinea twist. Sunny Nash gives an enticing snapshot of her grandmother. Bigmama, and divulges the secret to beautiful skin with Bigmama's Mysterious Rose Water Splash. And John Erickson shares his Bachelor Cowboy's Delight, the meal he eats over and over when his wife and children are out of town, and which consists of steak, lettuce salad, and green peas. Some of these recipes, such as Dr. (Larry L.) King's Asian Flu Hot Liquid Life-Saver, almost beg for a do not try this at home disclaimer. Others, such as Cindy Bonner's Bohemian Kolaches and Clay Reynolds's Tex-Mex Breakfast, will send readers straight to the kitchen for some serious egg breaking. Each recipe is accompanied by a photograph, a publication list. and an engaging, personalized introduction by Douglas, herself a fine writer. Although not a comprehensive collection of Texas writers (some writers are not yet authors, and some perhaps demurred for culinary or pecuniary reasons), Stirring Prose: Cooking with Texas Authors is adelicious introduction to Texas writers and a virtual dinner party to be enjoyed vicariously.
So true is that remark of Solomon's , that hope deferred makes the heart sick .
Prov . xiii . 12 . Were it not , oh my soul , for that wretched infidelity which cleaves so close to thee , thou couldst not but be thus affected towards heaven ; and ...
Can you imagine what that can do to a child? It's unbearable. My brother and my
mama were so close, and she also became close to his ex-wife, Carry. My mama
said Carry was like a daughter to her. However, my brother was forced to ...
Author: Lucy Irving
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
My name is Lucy McEachern Irving and I am a 30 yr old mother of four, but I only have one living to put to bed every night. He is amazing, and I love him more than anyone could ever imagine. My book is about his sister and his brothers that GOD blessed me with and then took them back to heaven to be with him all in the same breath. I was madly in love with their father and shortly after we married he began to physically hurt me and yet I stayed throughout all the fights and two deaths of our children. I did manage to find true happiness but my children have always held me back in some way. Everything in my life surrounded what happened when they died and surrounded the deep unending connection that their father and I had. He had a hold on me that is not healthy in any way. I went through other abuses, and everyone Ive ever loved thought that the way to express their love for me was with violence. After the death of my children I fell into a very dark place and fell into deep addiction with the fault of no one but my own. I had to learn how to deal with my pain sober, and had to relive everything about their deaths all over again because I truly believed I could numb my pain and never deal with it. I managed to find a way to stay sober and after completely losing all faith I began to realize that without that I couldnt go any were. I couldnt get back up without GODs help. I do end up being blessed with the most amazing baby boy and even though it was a fight to get him here to stay with me, I thank GOD for my blessing and dont take it for granted not one second. But after learning how to live without my children s father and learning to be without him, I fell in real love with a wonderful man who supports me and loves me the way love is meant to be. He gave me a child after 5 miscarriages, but even he couldnt protect me from my children s father, and he did come back into my life to destroy me and what I had managed to salvage of my life. Even my new husband isnt perfect and managed to tear me apart in other ways. And to surprise, another death came into my world and destroyed us for so long. We do manage to find each other again, and because of the strength GOD gave me we are now happy and ready to start our lives together allover again with our precious miracle baby. My story is coming in two volumes because there is so much to tell. I want to show people like me that it can get better if you just try. If you give it to GOD it will happen and your dreams can come true. My main goal is to help just one person in this world to see that they are not alone and never will be. I also want to say, IF I CAN MAKE IT ANYONE CAN!
Lewis extrapolates this well in The Great Divorce, in his treatment of heaven and
hell, and purgatory as a fringe area between the two. Hell exists, but it is so close
to nothingness that it barely exists in what we take for time and space, and the ...
Author: P. H. Brazier
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
C. S. Lewis--The Work of Christ Revealed focuses on three doctrines or aspects of Lewis's theology and philosophy: his doctrine of Scripture, his famous mad, bad, or God argument, and his doctrine of christological prefigurement. In each area we see Lewis innovating within the tradition. He accorded a high revelatory status to Scripture, but acknowledged its inconsistencies and shrank away from a theology of inerrancy. He took a two-thousand-year-old theological tradition of aut Deus aut malus homo (either God or a bad man) and developed it in his own way. Most innovative of all was his doctrine of christological prefigurement--intimations of the Christ-event in pagan mythology and ritual. This book forms the second in a series of three studies on the theology of C. S Lewis titled C. S. Lewis, Revelation, and the Christ (www.cslewisandthechrist.net). The books are written for academics and students, but also, crucially, for those people, ordinary Christians, without a theology degree who enjoy and gain sustenance from reading Lewis's work.
6 “ Now my brains is all mussed up , got too big a headful ; Fifteen questions at a
time mixes me up dreadful . Course I been ... It don't have so far to go as my
grandma's letter ; Earth and heaven ' s so close apart , God can catch it in his
now Grams is next to me. “Deja, let it go.” “and how am i supposed to do that?” i
shouldn't be shouting so close to Heaven's sensitive ears, but i can't help it. “You
said you were going to help me. You promised. But you're just like her.” “Just like
Author: Patrick Jones
Publisher: Darby Creek ™
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Deja's mom has never been there when Deja needed her. She's lied, run off, and gotten into trouble with the law more times than anyone can count. She always promises to change―and always breaks those promises. Now―seventeen years after Deja was born in prison―her mom is back behind bars and having another baby. Deja agrees to raise baby Heaven until her mother returns home. She's determined to give Heaven the loving family life Deja never had. But being a substitute parent is harder than Deja expected. She'll need help from her friends, her grandmother, and even the mother she stopped trusting a long time ago. And she hopes that maybe―just maybe―she can keep her promises to Heaven.
The tower is rising alarmingly close to heaven, so close that the workers are only
a few floors short of knocking on heaven's gate. Really, the last thing God needs
is to have his minions construct a stairway to heaven. You have to earn your way
Author: William Alexander
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In this “charming memoir,” a determined Francophile pursues fluency in the language he loves—and we read along to find out if it will ever love him back (Kirkus Reviews). William Alexander is more than a Francophile. He wants to be French. If only he could speak the language. In Flirting with French, Alexander eats, breathes, and sleeps au français. He travels to France, where mistranslations send him bicycling off in all sorts of wrong directions. At an immersion class in Provence where he faces the riddle of masculine breasts, feminine beards, and a turkey cutlet of uncertain gender, he wonders if he should’ve taken up golf instead. While playing hooky from grammar lessons and memory techniques, Alexander reports on the riotous workings of the Académie Française, the centuries-old institution charged with keeping the language pure; explores the science of human communication, learning why it’s harder for fifty-year-olds to learn a second language than it is for five-year-olds. Never giving up his quest for fluency, Alexander discovers that studying French may have had a far greater impact on his life than actually learning to speak it ever would. “Alexander proves that learning a new language is an adventure of its own—with all the unexpected obstacles, surprising breakthroughs and moments of sublime pleasure traveling brings.” —Julie Barlow, author of The Bonjour Effect
Yet , the crucified God became the image , the symbol , the event that defines the
Christian religion . ... and violence , especially when they are ever so close to
home , living and dying on our streets See Jürgen Moltmann , Der Gekreuzigte
Author: Eric Leland Saak
This volume offers a reinterpretation of the late medieval Augustinian tradition by analyzing the political, religious, theological, institutional, and mythical components that formed the self-identity of the Augustinian Order from the late 13th century to the emergence of Martin Luther.
Still, they must have made quite an impression on me as a young boy, as I
continued to remember them even after all ... would take their lives while they are
in Mecca so that they can automatically go to heaven, because heaven is so close to ...
Author: Jono Hardjowirogo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Java is never what it seems to be. It is lush and beautiful, yet the volcanoes that dotted the island from west to east clearly hid the explosive power in its belly, often exploding as if to remind those living nearby that there are powers bigger than any human can muster. The Javanese, the largest tribe residing on the island also reflect this hidden dichotomy. Calm and pleasant and yet on occasion had been known to savagely killed thousands of its own for the same of ideology or religion. Most Javanese avowed to be Muslims, yet older Hindu-Buddhist rituals are often performed without question. This inability to break with the past makes the Javanese often derided by people from other tribes as non Muslims as Noto encountered later. Noto was facing an uncertain future after losing both his parents during the troubled year of 1965, yet Noto was able to move through life with relative ease; succeeding in everything he did through his sheer determination, cunning, and, very likely, the intelligence with which he was born. Following his instinct, he chose to enter the Army Transport Unit after graduating first in his class at the Indonesian National Military Academy to the dismay of the Superintendent of the Academy. His instinct was proofed right when he defeated and captured a rebel leader and all his troops with a rag tag group of Indonesian army mechanics soon after his arrival in the trouble spot; a feat which earned him swift battle-field promotion from Second Lieutenant to Major and attention from the new Army Chief of Staff. While on leave from the army for a scheduled R&R, he accidentally unravel the mystery of whom his parents were. It eventually led Noto to the palace, where the Sultan had been forewarned of his arrival through the Court Recorders unusual dream. The Court Recorder had told him more than ten months earlier that in his dream someone kept on saying saying: The golden river that flows from the north will bring order to the kingdom The spiritual aspect of the premonition which foretold his arrival and the revelation of Notos ealier encounter with the Goddess of the Southern Ocean (Nyai Roro Kidul) marked Noto as a special person; someone to be reckoned with.
Colossal to some, moments to others, Katlin was so close and still not there, not
with Loral. “You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be...” Katlin absently
whispered, repeating song lyrics that she had never heard and the ache
Aloft I stand , so close to Heaven's dome , It almost seems that I could raise my
hand , And touch earth's gauzy canopySo far away , and yet so close to heaven .
Methinks across the waste of peaks there comes The sound of chiming bells ,
Friendships begun on Earth will continue in Heaven, getting richer than ever. Will
some friendships be closer than others? Augustine claimed, “In the city of God
there will be no special friendships. . . . All special attachments will be absorbed ...
Author: Randy Alcorn
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
What will heaven be like? Randy Alcorn presents a thoroughly biblical answer, based on years of careful study, presented in an engaging, reader-friendly style. His conclusions will surprise readers and stretch their thinking about this important subject. Heaven will inspire readers to long for heaven while they're living on earth.
My spirit went to this place where I was sitting at this table. The table had four
chairs. I was just sitting at the table when all of a sudden I felt the spirit of Jesus. So then I turned around and there sat Jesus at the next table close to me. Oh my,
Author: Sandra Ann Cormier
Publisher: WestBow Press
Saint Sandra is the chosen one of the spirit of the prophecy, of the coming of Jesus. Jesus will address the world through Saint Sandra. To witness Jesus three times as well as two angels, these miracles are so amazing. All of Saint Sandra’s miracles will sweep you off your feet. Something was floating in Saint Sandra’s bedroom. Saint Sandra’s leg was healed on heaven’s time. To get your spirit to heaven and not to hell is the way of this book. Saint Sandra has witnessed many different encounters in hell. Jesus wins over evil.
Grace so fast, Not a moment too soon. I look at the moon, And I think of heaven.
So far away, But still right there. I feel so close, So close to heaven. Why would I
stray? The burden's lighter by two. In the light of the moon, I talked to my savior.
Author: John Patton O'Dell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This collection contains the fi rst fi ve books completed by John Patton ODell. They appear in the order they were written. The fi rst four books are volumes of poetry, ranging from epic to lyric. The poetry is emotional, spiritual, and at times religious. The fi rst and fourth books do not contain long poems, nearly half the poems in the fourth book were written as song lyrics. The fi fth book is a collection of short stories which house elements of drama, fantasy, suspense, and the supernatural. A touch of humor, also a focus on nature, can be found throughout the books.
All of the stars were shining so bright. The sky was so clear. Coedette thought to
herself that she was so close to heaven.Just being in the rocky mountains. The
scenery was so beautiful. Coedette whispered to herself this place had to be
Author: Toni Sears
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Raintree (The Legend Unfolds) is a great story that is full of surprises. It begins in a small town with a lot of small-minded people. It then ends in a very big town and a lot of beautiful people. This story is about a woman who is examining her life. Coedette Raintree, the main character who is telling the story, will take you on an adventure of enormous proportions. You will relive it all with her, what her fears were as well as her failures. Coedette is trying to figure out if it was all worth it. Did she make the right decisions? Before it is all over, you have already gone to this breathtaking adventure. You will be introduced to some amazing people. You will know what it really is to love someone. This story takes you away as soon as you step foot on Peabody County. There are so many stories within this one story. It will take you on a spiritual journey. Enjoy!
And the people of Ch'ang-an still believe that special powers reside on this
mountain because it is so close to Heaven. High on Mount Shan, the villagers still
say, grows a hidden forest of ancient trees where twisted branches breathe the
Author: Ray Grigg
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
With uncommon insight, The Sage's Way uses the tradition of Oriental wisdom to explore such common subjects as acceptance, patience, power, self, grace, grief and laughter. Think of its Prologue and 64 Chapters as the Eastern philosophical equivalent of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet. Each chapter is composed of a teaching and a commentary. The teachings- from a mysterious sage of Mount Shan- are concise and dense, somewhat like the enigmatic pronouncements that might come from a reclusive mystic. The commentaries- offered by Old Shu, a remarkable hunchback living a life of contented simplicity- are wonderfully sensible and wise, somewhat like our own deepest awareness when we are introspective, honest, trusting and intuitive. The Sage's Way leads readers toward an awareness that will inspire inner strength and quiet serenity. This is the best of Oriental wisdom, the essence of both Taoism and Zen presented with a grounded clarity that is both deeply challenging and elegantly simple. As such, this book is likely to become a lifetime companion, offering day-to-day guidance while providing poignant readings for special occasions. Author of internationally sold books The Tao of Relationships, The Tao of Being, The Tao of Sailing, Zen Brushpoems, The Tao of Zen, The New Lao Tzu, Ray Grigg is eminently qualified to offer this work to those who are seeking a balanced and harmonious way through the sometimes bewildering challenges of ordinary life.