The Faithful Scribe

A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War

Author: Shahan Mufti

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590515064

Category: History

Page: 352

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A journalist explores his family’s history to reveal the hybrid cultural and political landscape of Pakistan, the world’s first Islamic democracy Shahan Mufti’s family history, which he can trace back fourteen hundred years to the inner circle of the prophet Muhammad, offers an enlightened perspective on the mystifying history of Pakistan. Mufti uses the stories of his ancestors, many of whom served as judges and jurists in Muslim sharia courts of South Asia for many centuries, to reveal the deepest roots—real and imagined—of Islamic civilization in Pakistan. More than a personal history, The Faithful Scribe captures the larger story of the world’s first Islamic democracy, and explains how the state that once promised to bridge Islam and the West is now threatening to crumble under historical and political pressure, and why Pakistan’s destiny matters to us all.

Praise Warrior

Living in the Presence of God

Author: Gail Appel

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490885463

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 8828

Rejoice always! Youve probably read the verse, but what does it mean? Praise Warrior is the result of Gail Appels search for an understanding of what that admonition means and how to obey it. The Christian experience is meant to be joy filled, and the source of that joy is a vibrant, personal relationship with God on a daily basis. Over the course of thirty-five years, Gail has tasted deeply from the well of spiritual water within the Word of God. This book organizes devotional material to make the most of your time with the Lord. Meditating on Gods attributes, the names of Christ, who we are in Christ, and how to rejoice in the Spirit changes our hearts forever! Kingdom living is the privilege of every believer, and we dont need to wait for eternity to experience joy on a daily basis.

Conversations with Scripture: Daniel

Author: Edmond F. Desueza

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0819227501

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 2066

Daniel was written during a time when God’s people were struggling to discern how to remain faithful, even as their lives were dominated by the political and cultural forces of the Empire. Daniel’s central themes have remained relevant ever since: the challenge of remaining loyal to God despite the alternately seductive and threatening voices of imperial powers; the indispensability of humility before God; the perpetual problem of human arrogance and failure to recognize the overarching power of God; the insatiable and life-denying human thirst for power and control; and the call to find in God the source of just, joyful and abundant living. As people today try to make sense of a newly emerging global reality, Daniel continues to speak an important word about faithful living. Who truly controls our lives? To what or whom do we owe ultimate allegiance? To whom do the kingdom, the power and the glory belong? This book invites readers to consider the questions that Daniel raises and then live out the answers.

The Gospel of Matthew

Interpreting Biblical Texts Series

Author: Donald Senior

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 142675003X

Category: Religion

Page: 123

View: 3237

Biblical texts create worlds of meaning and invite readers to enter them. When readers enter such textual worlds, which are often strange and complex, they are confronted with theological claims. With this in mind, the purpose of the Interpreting Biblical Texts series is to help dedicated students in their experience of reading and interpreting by providing guides for their journeys into textual worlds. The controlling perspective is expressed in the operative word of the title: interpreting. The primary focus of the series is not so much on the world behind the texts or out of which the texts have arisen as on the worlds created by the texts in their engagement with readers. In this volume, Donald Senior provides an up-to-date introduction to the Gospel of Matthew. The seven chapters of Part One focus on modern biblical scholarship and the interpretation of Matthew, discussing the sources and structure of the Gospel, its use of the Old Testament, its understanding of Jewish Law, its setting as a part of the mission of Christianity to the Gentiles, its Christology, its understanding of the nature of discipleship, and the community from which the Gospel originated. The six chapters of Part Two provide a structured guide to reading and interpreting Matthew's Gospel.

Life Changing Thoughts

Thousands of Inspiring, Life-changing, and Humorous Thoughts

Author: Gary W. Smith

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438970587

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 3699

LIFE CHANGING THOUGHTS is a book difficult to put down. One moment you will find yourself laughing; the next moment, you find yourself in deep meditation. The book contains thousands of inspiring, life changing, worshipful and humorous thoughts. There are nearly 700 pages with almost 500 different topics categorized alphabetically. Some of the book's topics are God and the Bible, character, faith, fullness, the family and home, leadership, patriotic thoughts, prayer and victorious living. The book even contains great seasonal thoughts for thanksgiving, Christmas and the Resurrection. As a young man, the author began collecting life-changing thoughts for his own personal use. It was not long until he was using the thoughts and poems within his own writings and sermons. Over a thirty-five year period, the collection of inspiring thoughts grew from only a few to number into the thousands. As the collection grew so did the author's ability to compose and write his own thoughts and poems. Many of these are included within this book. The book is a great resource for pastors, teachers, speechmakers, communicators and leaders. You will find the life-changing thoughts beneficial for your own edification and enjoyment. In addition, the book provides you with a wealth of inspiring and motivating thoughts to share with other people. The author hopes you are blessed by reading and sharing these thoughts, as he has been from compiling and writing them. "A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!" (KJV, Proverbs 15:23)

The Great Harmonia

The Physician

Author: Andrew J. Davis

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787302542


Page: 466

View: 8297

1851 the Physician states: "For we have discovered that the USE of NATURE is to individualize MAN and that the use of the physical man is to INDIVIDUALIZE the SPIRIT." it reveals how the living spirit is individualized at birth - how that individualiz.

Harper's New Monthly Magazine

Author: Henry Mills Alden

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Harper's informs a diverse body of readers of cultural, business, political, literary and scientific affairs.

Esau and Jacob

Author: Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199938849

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 2980

Esau and Jacob is the last of Machado de Assis's four great novels. At one level it is the story of twin brothers in love with the same woman and her inability to choose between them. At another level, it is the story of Brazil itself, caught between the traditional and the modern, and between the monarchical and republican ideals. Instead of a heroic biblical fable, Machado de Assis gives us a story of the petty squabbles, conflicting ambitions, doubts, and insecurities that are part of the human condition.

A commentary on the book of Psalms

in which their literal and historical illustrated; and their application to Messiah, to the church, and to individuals as members therof, is pointed out...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 632

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