The Woman Jesus Loved

Mary Magdalene in the Nag Hammadi Library and Related Documents

Author: A. S. Marjanen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004106581

Category: Religion

Page: 261

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This book is the first comprehensive study on the picture and use of the figure of Mary Magdalene in those second and third century Coptic and Greek Gnostic texts in which Jesus' most famous female follower gains a prominent position.
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The Women Jesus Loved

Author: Jonathan Williams

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781536870077

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Page: 92

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In a world where women were treated as second class citizens at best, and as property at worst, came Jesus. His uplifting treatment of women was life-changing ... and world-changing. Now, learn how to pass these stories of his liberating love to others who will be able to tell his stories to the world.
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Jesus, the Man Who Loved Women

He Treasures, Esteems, and Delights in You

Author: Bruce Marchiano

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451696671

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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This stirring book explores Jesus's heart and compassion for every woman—giving them undeniable value and significance. Based on Jesus's encounters with women during the time of his ministry, this tender book uncovers how time and again Jesus went against the traditional conventions of his era by treating women with respect and love, showing the world what a vital role they play. Jesus lived in an era where women were considered property and of little value as significant individuals. But by following Jesus's example, readers will see how women should be cherished and uplifted. Each chapter touches on Jesus's interactions with a specific woman, their conversations, and the gifts he bestows upon her. One tells of the widow who was burying her son, only to have Jesus resurrect him. Another is of the woman who was crippled for eighteen years and how Jesus not only freed her from her physical malady, but freed her spirit as well. But more than a mere retelling of these encounters, this book is a love story—a romance between the Creator of the universe come to earth and the women he came to know. Through these women, we see his love and compassion for every woman, and we watch as he lifts us all out of our ordinariness into the sublime intentions he planned for us since the beginning of time.
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Embracing Jesus' Love

Author: Sarah Young

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0310091276

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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After many years of writing her own words in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior's voice and begin listening for what He was saying. So, with pen in hand, she embarked on a journey that forever changed her—and many others around the world. In Jesus Always, Sarah recounts the words and Scriptures that Jesus has laid on her heart to help her growth in faith and lead a joy-filled existence. She relates how leading a quiet life since writing Jesus Calling has helped her find little treasures that brighten her day—treasures she now shares with readers in the pages of her book. In Embracing Jesus' Love, participants will be guided through eight sessions of study that explore what the Bible has to say about the way God views them as a precious treasure, how He restores them gives them a new identity, and how they should in turn respond to God's generous offer of grace and love. They will discover, as Paul wrote, "[God] saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy… so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life" (Titus 3:5,7). Each eight-session study includes readings from Jesus Always, selected Scripture and study questions, and daily reflection questions, and is designed for use in personal, small group, or classroom settings.
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Becoming the Disciple Whom Jesus Loved

Discover Your Character in God's Love Story

Author: Michelle Lazurek

Publisher: WinePress Publishing

ISBN: 1414120583

Category: Self-Help

Page: 164

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Have you ever thought of your life as a story and God as the author? Becoming the Disciple Whom Jesus Loved: Discover your character in God's Love Story invites you to engage in the story God is writing for your life.
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The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved

Author: Reverend Elkan V. Kemp

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468535358

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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It was his survival of a near fatal head-on collision in 1940 that turned Elkan Kemps life around. After crossing the threshold of death twice while hospitalized, he gained a new perspective on life and on death, as well. During his six years in the Air Corps, he met his dream-girl while at Pearl Harbor, and they were married. Elkan Kemp began his college education in 1946 at the University of Iowa. There he obtained both a BA and an MA degree, with majors in Sociology and Religion. It was during this time that his interests included in-depth studies of the Old Testament under Rabbi Judah Goldin. He studied religion under Dr. Marcus Bach and Theology under several Jesuit priests. He learned five dialects in Greek and received honors in Phi Eta Sigma, Eta Sigma Phi and Phi Beta Kappa. Reverend Kemps religious studies at the University of Iowa led him to three years of graduate work at the San Francisco Theological Seminary which included research in Greek and advanced Hebrew. He also went on to earn a divinity degree and a Seminary Fellowship for study at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His experience at the University of Edinburgh led him to more advanced work in Hebrew and extensive studies of the Muslim religion. With a Ph.D. thesis entitled, Life, Death and What Comes After, Elkan Kemps education now led him to his lifelong devotion to pastoral work. After teaching from the Bible for more than 60 years, Reverend Kemp became aware of just how many thinking people have been frustrated by the walls of religious myth, legend, creed and dogma that the churches and synagogues have erected. His decision to write this book came out of a desire to ease those frustrations by helping people to break down those walls. There was a practical side to his effort. He sat with many deeply religious laymen and ministers who came to that event we call death, with great anxiety. Reverend Kemp believes that it is evident that the Judaeo-Christian religion is not working, for those walls require a hand-me-down religion and this does not work. Reverend Kemp states, We truly believe only what we know about our God first hand. I hope, with this book, people will be able to find that experience and to have a full life, and then come to death with a firm, happy confidence . . . not just a vague hope.
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Images of Rebirth

Cognitive Poetics and Transformational Soteriology in the Gospel of Philip and the Exegesis on the Soul

Author: Hugo Lundhaug

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004216502

Category: Religion

Page: 612

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This book employs Cognitive Literary Theory in an analysis of Conceptual and Intertextual Blending in the Gospel of Philip and the Exegesis on the Soul, read as Christian texts contemporary with the production and use of the Nag Hammadi Codices.
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To Jesus Love Santa

Author: LL Kitts

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449022162

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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One Christmas eve, many years ago, little Johnny asked his aunt a very important question. "How does Santa know Jesus?" Its the age old question asked by child and adult alike. As we walk the malls seeing Santa workshops all about us and we go to church to hear of Christ's birth, we ask how they fit together. The man known by many names, but most common as Santa Claus has found himself merged into one of the most powerful and beautiful holiday celebrations known to man. There has been much speculation as to whom he really was or how he came about, but in fact nobody really knows... until now. This is the story of a young Norseman named Kris Kringle. His journey across the Ice, sea and foreign lands as he follows a star that shows bright in the sky. A man of faith and virtue, Kris is guided by God, angels, elves and that beautiful star to meet a child who is to be born in a stable. Being called by God to witness this miraculous event is not the only tale to be told in young Kris's story. He must meet strange people, learn of different cultures, stand face to face with his past and find mystical creatures really do exist. He must discover what he believes and does not believe. In the end all he can hope is you hear his story, feel the love poured into the pages before you and share that love. When Christmas day comes and you see the presents under the tree, perhaps your first thought will be of one September night, long ago, when a young toy maker witnessed the birth of the son of God.
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The Woman Who Dared Touch Jesus

Author: Ginger Tsang

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0578000466

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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This is the amazing, fictional story of the life of the woman who touched Jesus' cloak and was healed. Where the Biblical Gospels of Luke, Mark and Matthew mention her miracle in passing, we follow the character, Elishva from her childhood in a loving family to a young marriage and long travel, settling in Capernaum. After nursing her own husband from wounds incited by a Jewish riot, she herself becomes a victim of marital abuse. Despite her many prayers, her heart's desire of having a child is unanswered. Isolated and far from all who love her, Elishva falls severely ill and begins a dark, hopeless existence as one of the "unclean". Finally, with a nudging from an Essene priest, Elishva, now desperate for her life and marriage, ventures out of her home prison to reclaim her life through the miracle of touching Jesus. Deeply engaging, The Woman Who Dared Touch Jesus combines artful storytelling and a startling close look at Jewish life in the time of Jesus.
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Women at the Cross

Experiencing the Wonder and Mystery of Christ's Love

Author: Linda Lesniewski

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441235779

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Who were the women present at Christ's crucifixion? Why did they come, and why did they stay? What did they see? What did they hear? How do their actions speak to people today? In searching for answers to these and other questions, author Linda Lesniewski discovered that she shared a spiritual kinship with the women who stood there as well as those who have been changed by the cross throughout the years. Women who read this book will discover a new depth of love for Jesus Christ and realize a greater appreciation for his sacrifice. They will experience the wonders and mysteries of Christ's love, and their faith will be strengthened. Perfect for small groups or personal study, Women at the Cross brings alive the devotion, loyalty, and servanthood of the women who came, who stayed, and who continue to come even today.
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