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Par Harold Bloom, Marvin W Meyer. 1992
An English translation of 114 wise sayings attributed to Jesus as collected in the Coptic text found near Nag Hammadi…in Upper Egypt. Discusses the history of the writings. Explanatory notes follow. Includes an interpretive essay by Harold Bloom. c1992.
Par Pamela Rosewell Moore. 1986
Par Rita Anton. 1979
Following her husband's death in 1976, Anton spent several years in India as a volunteer Jesuit Lay Missionary. Having travelled…extensively in India, she presents a realistic look at this nation in transition. 1979.
Par Donald Spoto. 1998
The author, a former Catholic monk and a theologian, examines Jesus in the context of the Holy Bible, other ancient…texts, and discoveries in biblical scholarship. In a series of meditations, Spoto offers his views on the significance of Jesus' life from his conception to his resurrection. 1998.
Par Michael Wolfe. 1993
Account of a pilgrimage to Mecca -- the hadj, or sacred journey -- that all Muslims must make once in…their lives. The author, a convert to Islam, chronicles his indoctrination by a Moroccan family into Islamic life and culture, and describes his deepening understanding of the religion. c1993.
Par Deborah Baker. 2012
Baker offers an eye-opening account of Margaret Marcus' dramatic conversion from an American secular Jew to a proponent of radical…Islam. In 1962, Margaret left New York for Lahore, Pakistan, changed her name, and quickly became one of Islam's loudest critics of the West. 2012.
The author writes of her conversion from a Southern Baptist with a patriarchal view of the world to a feminist…who glories in the spiritual consciousness of womanhood. Kidd includes research from the Bible, fairy tales, myths, and feminist religious leaders to illustrate her beliefs. 1996.
Par Géza Vermès. 2001
Rather than attempting to retrieve the historical Jesus by eliminating later theological accretions, this book starts by setting out our…fully developed portraits, beginning with the most evolved and retreating towards the more primitive. 2001.
Atheist-turned-Christian, Strobel focuses on rediscovering the real Jesus, whose identity and message have come under attack in recent years. He…addresses six major challenges and claims. He attacks the issues as an investigative journalist. He searches out experts to refute each objection, offering readers evangelical scholarship revealed in everyday language while challenging the claims of liberal writers. c2007.
Par Lee Strobel. 2000
Strobel turns his journalistic skills to the most persistent emotional objections to belief - the eight "heart" barriers to faith.…The Case for Faith is for those who may be feeling attracted to Jesus but who are faced with intellectual barriers. It will also deepen the convictions of Christians and give them fresh confidence in discussing Christianity with even their most skeptical friends. c2000.
Par Derek Lundy. 2006
Author Derek Lundy, bearing in mind that the name "Lundy" is synonymous with traitor in Ulster, delves into the lives…of ancestors Robert Lundy, Protestant governor of Derry in 1688, William Steel Dickson, a Protestant preacher of the early 19th century who advocated resisting the English, and Billy Lundy, born in 1890 and the embodiment of what the Ulster Protestants became - a tribe united in their hostility to Catholics and to the prospect of an independent Ireland. 2006.
Par Pierre Lunel, Carine Marret. 2005
Le quatrième ouvrage de l'auteur consacré à Soeur Emmanuelle. Il retrace le parcours de cette femme hors du commun, religieuse…missionnaire qui a consacré sa vie à aider les plus déshérités, notamment au Soudan et en Égypte. Maintenant nonagénaire, elle reste très impliquée dans sa communauté du sud de la France, en particulier auprès des sans-abri de Fréjus. 2005.
Par Celia Barker Lottridge. 2004
A retelling of the events in Jesus' life and the stories he told, as they may have been heard in…his own time. Includes such stories as "Elizabeth and Mary", "Jesus is Born", "Walking on Water", and "The Risen Jesus". Grades 3-6. 2004.
Par Andrew Crofts, Zana Muhsen. 1994
Fifteen year old Zana Muhsen and her younger sister Nadia, born and raised in Birmingham, travelled to visit relatives in…North Yemen for a holiday, to discover their father had sold them into marriage. They were helpless prisoners, forced to adapt to a primitive way of life, rape and frequent beatings. After eight years of misery and humiliation Zana escaped. This book tells of her experience and her fight to bring her sister home. 1994.
Par Johanna-Ruth Dobschiner. 1971
Johanna-Ruth Dobschiner tells of a Jewish childhood ravaged by Nazis, and of her own shocked witness to the total destruction…of her family - even as she miraculously escaped the same fate. The story of a girl who was picked out from thousands of condemned people and selected to live. 1971.
The man thought of today as Santa Claus was born in the small town of Patara on the coast of…what was then the Roman province of Lycia, now Turkey, in the year 275. In his time, Saint Nicholas was a staunch protector of his people and a vocal advocate for justice, persecuted and imprisoned with thousands of other Christians in a struggle against Rome. Not only was there a real 'Saint Nick', but he lived an heroic and holy life at a revolutionary moment in history. Some descriptions of violence. 2002.
Par Moïse Blatrix. 1982
Par Rosemary Rogers, Sean Kelly. 1993
Designed to help you determine your patron saints, this book provides a biographical listing of saints arranged alphabetically, a calendar…of saints by day of the year, and a list of patron saints for such categories as ethnicity, occupation, illness, and lifestyle. 1993.
Par Ruth Shick Montgomery, Joanne Garland. 1986
Par Patricia Daniels Cornwell. 1997
Written by a popular crime novelist -- a family friend -- this account of the wife of evangelist Billy Graham…begins with Ruth Bell's early life in China as a child of missionaries. Because she wanted to follow in her parents' footsteps, it took persuasion on Graham's part to convince her to marry him and become his helpmate. 1997.