The Divine Universe, The book of love

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Author: Zara Borthwick,Nicholas Arnold

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 130469299X

Category: Religion

Page: 460

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The Divine Universe, The book of love was first published in 2013 as a hardcover with gold embossed linen and dust jacket. A beautiful book for the book lover. Now we are pleased to introduce the soft cover book of these spirit communications. This book is a work of spirit communication that introduces themes of Love and Spirit relating with the Natural love of man and the Divine Love of God. The Padgett Messages, also a book of spirit communication was received by James E. Padgett 1914-1923. The Divine Universe extends the experience and vision of the Divine Love from the messages that James received. The Divine Universe introduces the workings of the soul, the spirit body, human evolution of the personality and how this evolution transitions from a human life into spirit life. The vision of harmony, Immortality, and living Divine Love is conveyed by the spirits with illumination and a sense of wonder that introduces the living potential of love for us all.

Das Jesus-Testament

Roman

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Author: Kathleen McGowan

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3785723032

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Was ist das Buch der Liebe? Erfindung? Fromme Legende? Oder die lang unterdrückte Wahrheit? Ein geheimnisvolles Manuskript in lateinischer Sprache und mit einer verschlüsselten Signatur. Es erzählt von der bemerkenswertesten Frau des Mittelalters: Mathilde von Tuszien, Gegnerin eines Kaisers, Gemahlin eines Papstes und Hüterin des wahren Testaments Jesu Christi, das man das Buch der Liebe nennt. Maureen Pascal, Nachfahrin der biblischen Maria Magdalena, fühlt sich auf seltsame Weise mit Mathilde verbunden. Ihr bleibt nur wenig Zeit, die kryptischen Hinweise aus der Vergangenheit zu deuten. Denn es gibt noch andere, die nach dem Buch der Liebe suchen ═ um zu verhindern, dass seine Botschaft jemals ans Licht kommt.

The Book of Not Knowing

Exploring the True Nature of Self, Mind, and Consciousness

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Author: Peter Ralston

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556438575

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 581

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A martial artist and author of Zen Body-Being explains how to master self-awareness through the practice of becoming comfortable with not knowing and breaking free from old habits, cherished presumptions, and a stubbornly solid sense of self. Original.

God of Love and God of Judgment

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Author: Stephen K. Moroney

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1606088971

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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How can a God of love also be a God of judgment? If God loves everyone, what is the point of judgment? Does God change from being wrathful in the Old Testament to loving in the New Testament? Can we discern God's judgments in current events, such as hurricanes and personal tragedies? Is it ever right for humans to judge? These are not just daunting issues for theologians to ponder. They are urgent questions for everyone. Our answers profoundly affect how we relate to God and how we live with one another. Coming to grips with these issues is vital for our spiritual journeys. Many people today emphasize God's love and downplay his judgment. The problem with this approach is that God's judgment is taught in Scripture from the beginning of Genesis to the end of Revelation, and it is a core part of the gospel preached by Jesus and his apostles. There are problems at the other end of the spectrum too, when we believe in a God of judgment who is not also a God of love. It is impossible for us to find spiritual peace when we live in constant dread of God pictured as a harsh judge whom we can never please. This book calls us to embrace a more full, biblical image of God---one that joins his love and judgment together. Additionally, the book shows that, as those who are made in God's image, we can fuse love and judgment together constructively in our own daily lives. "To a world of smiley-faced bumper stickers assuring us that God is love, Stephen Moroney bravely asks: What do we do with the judgment, justice, and wrath of God, all occurring in rather impressive numbers throughout scripture? His well crafted and engaging answer is that we do a disservice to God as well as to ourselves when we try to have one---either a God of love or a God of judgment---without the other."

Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line

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Author: David L. KIRP

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674039653

Category: Education

Page: 336

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How can you turn an English department into a revenue center? How do you grade students if they are "customers" you must please? How do you keep industry from dictating a university's research agenda? What happens when the life of the mind meets the bottom line? Wry and insightful, Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line takes us on a cross-country tour of the most powerful trend in academic life today--the rise of business values and the belief that efficiency, immediate practical usefulness, and marketplace triumph are the best measures of a university's success. With a shrewd eye for the telling example, David Kirp relates stories of marketing incursions into places as diverse as New York University's philosophy department and the University of Virginia's business school, the high-minded University of Chicago and for-profit DeVry University. He describes how universities "brand" themselves for greater appeal in the competition for top students; how academic super-stars are wooed at outsized salaries to boost an institution's visibility and prestige; how taxpayer-supported academic research gets turned into profitable patents and ideas get sold to the highest bidder; and how the liberal arts shrink under the pressure to be self-supporting. Far from doctrinaire, Kirp believes there's a place for the market--but the market must be kept in its place. While skewering Philistinism, he admires the entrepreneurial energy that has invigorated academe's dreary precincts. And finally, he issues a challenge to those who decry the ascent of market values: given the plight of higher education, what is the alternative? Table of Contents: Introduction: The New U Part I: The Higher Education Bazaar 1. This Little Student Went to Market 2. Nietzsche's Niche: The University of Chicago 3. Benjamin Rush's "Brat": Dickinson College 4. Star Wars: New York University Part II: Management 101 5. The Dead Hand of Precedent: New York Law School 6. Kafka Was an Optimist: The University of Southern California and the University of Michigan 7. Mr. Jefferson's "Private" College: Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia Part III: Virtual Worlds 8. Rebel Alliance: The Classics Departments of Sixteen Southern Liberal Arts Colleges 9. The Market in Ideas: Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10. The British Are Coming-and Going: Open University Part IV: The Smart Money 11. A Good Deal of Collaboration: The University of California, Berkeley 12. The Information Technology Gold Rush: IT Certification Courses in Silicon Valley 13. They're All Business: DeVry University Conclusion: The Corporation of Learning Notes Acknowledgments Index Reviews of this book: An illuminating view of both good and bad results in a market-driven educational system. --David Siegfried, Booklist Reviews of this book: Kirp has an eye for telling examples, and he captures the turmoil and transformation in higher education in readable style. --Karen W. Arenson, New York Times Reviews of this book: Mr. Kirp is both quite fair and a good reporter; he has a keen eye for the important ways in which bean-counting has transformed universities, making them financially responsible and also more concerned about developing lucrative specialties than preserving the liberal arts and humanities. Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line is one of the best education books of the year, and anyone interested in higher education will find it to be superior. --Martin Morse Wooster, Washington Times Reviews of this book: There is a place for the market in higher education, Kirp believes, but only if institutions keep the market in its place...Kirp's bottom line is that the bargains universities make in pursuit of money are, inevitably, Faustian. They imperil academic freedom, the commitment to sharing knowledge, the privileging of need and merit rather than the ability to pay, and the conviction that the student/consumer is not always right. --Glenn C. Altschuler, Philadelphia Inquirer Reviews of this book: David Kirp's fine new book, Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line, lays out dozens of ways in which the ivory tower has leaned under the gravitational influence of economic pressures and the market. --Carlos Alcal', Sacramento Bee Reviews of this book: The real subject of Kirp's well-researched and amply footnoted book turns out to be more than this volume's subtitle, 'the marketing of higher education.' It is, in fact, the American soul. Where will our nation be if instead of colleges transforming the brightest young people as they come of age, they focus instead on serving their paying customers and chasing the tastes they should be shaping? Where will we be without institutions that value truth more than money and intellectual creativity more than creative accounting? ...Kirp says plainly that the heart of the university is the common good. The more we can all reflect upon that common good--not our pocketbooks or retirement funds, but what is good for the general mass of men and women--the better the world of the American university will be, and the better the nation will be as well. --Peter S. Temes, San Francisco Chronicle Reviews of this book: David Kirp's excellent book Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line provides a remarkable window into the financial challenges of higher education and the crosscurrents that drive institutional decision-making...Kirp explores the continuing battle for the soul of the university: the role of the marketplace in shaping higher education, the tension between revenue generation and the historic mission of the university to advance the public good...This fine book provides a cautionary note to all in higher education. While seeking as many additional revenue streams as possible, it is important that institutions have clarity of mission and values if they are going to be able to make the case for continued public support. --Lewis Collens, Chicago Tribune Reviews of this book: In this delightful book David Kirp...tells the story of markets in U.S. higher education...[It] should be read by anyone who aspires to run a university, faculty or department. --Terence Kealey, Times Higher Education Supplement The monastery is colliding with the market. American colleges and universities are in a fiercely competitive race for dollars and prestige. The result may have less to do with academic excellence than with clever branding and salesmanship. David Kirp offers a compelling account of what's happening to higher education, and what it means for the future. --Robert B. Reich, University Professor, Brandeis University, and former U.S. Secretary of Labor Can universities keep their purpose, independence, and public trust when forced to prove themselves cost-effective? In this shrewd and readable book, David Kirp explores what happens when the pursuit of truth becomes entwined with the pursuit of money. Kirp finds bright spots in unexpected places--for instance, the emerging for-profit higher education sector--and he describes how some traditional institutions balance their financial needs with their academic missions. Full of good stories and swift character sketches, Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line is engrossing for anyone who cares about higher education. --Laura D'Andrea Tyson, former Chair, Council of Economic Advisers David Kirp wryly observes that "maintaining communities of scholars is not a concern of the market." His account of the state of higher education today makes it appallingly clear that the conditions necessary for the flourishing of both scholarship and community are disappearing before our eyes. One would like to think of this as a wake-up call, but the hour may already be too late. --Stanley Fish, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the University of Illinois at Chicago This is, quite simply, the most deeply informed and best written recent book on the dilemma of undergraduate education in the United States. David Kirp is almost alone in stressing what relentless commercialization of higher education does to undergraduates. At the same time, he identifies places where administrators and faculty have managed to make the market work for, not against, real education. If only college and university presidents could be made to read this book! --Stanley N. Katz, Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, Princeton University Once a generation a book brilliantly gives meaning to seemingly disorderly trends in higher education. David Kirp's Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line is that book for our time [the early 21st century?]. With passion and eloquence, Kirp describes the decline of higher education as a public good, the loss of university governing authority to constituent groups and external funding sources, the two-edged sword of collaboration with the private sector, and the rise of business values in the academy. This is a must read for all who care about the future of our universities. --Mark G. Yudof, Chancellor, The University of Texas System David Kirp not only has a clear theoretical grasp of the economic forces that have been transforming American universities, he can write about them without putting the reader to sleep, in lively, richly detailed case studies. This is a rare book. --Robert H. Frank, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University David Kirp wanders America's campuses, and he wonders--are markets, management and technology supplanting vision, values and truth? With a large dose of nostalgia and a penchant for academic personalities, he ponders the struggles and synergies of Ivy and Internet, of industry and independence. Wandering and wondering with him, readers will feel the speed of change in contemporary higher education. --Charles M. Vest, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Where Is God When Bad Things Happen?

Finding Solace in Times of Trouble

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Author: Luis Palau,Steve Halliday

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 9780718829964

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Luis Palau is an international evangelist who has seen suffering and loss in the lives of millions of people around the world. Like most of us, he himself is no stranger to suffering either. In this helpful book he looks at the most difficult questions that arise as a result of the human condition, and avoiding the pat answers of a merely logical response is able to send a powerful message of hope to all those who are uncertain or confused by the paradoxes in life and faith. The book will reassure and comfort not only Christian readers but all those who suffer pain in their lives.

The Bottom Line

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Author: Patrick (Jano) Jantomaso

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781420815955

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The Little House without Windows, a book for adults of all ages, is a collection of poems that are raw with feeling. The author writes in a way that you can feel the pain of someone who got "kicked in the soul" but persevered in her belief that love is a gift to be shared. The words are about "a girl who lived a dream, laughed and danced, sang and cried, loved and smiled. The child grew to learn that some truths were lies - yet, survived. The girl fell asleep in a little house without windows and awoke to - life." When the 'girl' wipes her eyes to see the sun shining, she smiles and knows she will find more flowers, sunlight and a friend with whom to share the gift of love she has always carried in her soul.

The Tithing Dilemma and the Triumphs of Love

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Author: Leonard Bupanda

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477246401

Category: Religion

Page: 366

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This book provides enough food for thought for those who want to find out more or even raise some objections to Leonard’s assertions and arguments. On the whole, it is a heart searching and thought-provoking book.

Encountering the Book of Romans (Encountering Biblical Studies)

A Theological Survey

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Author: Douglas J. Moo

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441245928

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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In this updated edition of his successful textbook, a leading evangelical New Testament scholar offers a guide to the book of Romans that is informed by current scholarship and written at an accessible level. The new edition has been updated throughout and features a new interior design. After addressing introductory matters and laying the groundwork for reading Romans, Douglas Moo leads readers through the weighty argument of this significant book, highlighting key themes, clarifying difficult passages, and exploring the continuing relevance of Romans. As with other volumes in the well-received Encountering Biblical Studies series, this book is designed for the undergraduate classroom and includes pedagogical aids such as photos and sidebars. A test bank for professors is available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.

I Love You More

How Everyday Problems Can Strengthen Your Marriage

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Author: Les and Leslie Parrott

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310539307

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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How to make the thorns in your marriage come up roses.The big and little annoyances in your marriage are actually opportunities to deepen your love for each other. Relationship experts and award-winning authors Les and Leslie Parrott believe that your personal quirks and differences—where you squeeze the toothpaste tube, how you handle money—can actually help draw you together provided you handle them correctly. Turn your marriage’s prickly issues into opportunities to love each other more as you learn how to? build intimacy while respecting personal space ? tap the power of a positive marriage attitude ? replace boredom with fun, irritability with patience, busyness with time together, debt with a team approach to your finances . . . and much, much more.Plus—get an inside look at the very soul of your marriage, and how connecting with God can connect you to each other in ways you never dreamed.

Above the Bottom Line

An Introduction to Business Ethics

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Author: Robert C. Solomon,Clancy Martin

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 524

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ABOVE THE BOTTOM LINE focuses on the issues of the individual in the business environment, rather than focusing on large-scale, ethical decision making. Business is defended as a necessary and valuable component of contemporary life, a range of entrepreneurial ventures that should be approached in a principled, thoughtful, and honest manner. Looking at the importance of corporate culture, students are given direction in making personal and professional decisions at work, relating these to the concepts of social responsibility, employer and employee rights, whistle-blowing, corporate governance, bankruptcy, and many other timely business issues. This text explores moral choices within the business environment, and considers current business policy issues. It is also a guide on how to think about business and a life in business, using vignettes from history and bits of literature and anthropology to broaden the students' outlook on commercial endeavors.

Brooklyn S.T.O.O.P.

The Untold Story

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Author: Akenathan Shakur

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781467081863

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 92

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Brooklyn S.T.O.O.P is about five boys who grew up in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. Elijah, Stevey, Jamal, Malik, and Curtis unite through friendship on the Stoop.Throughout their adult years the boys experience hardship, but through the essence of the stoop the boys are bought back together. Brooklyn S.T.O.O.P also highlights why unity is important. Brooklyn S.T.O.O.P is also a book about prosperity and a vision of prosperity. The main objective of Brooklyn S.T.O.O.P is to show essence will always overcome personality. This book is not in anyway trying to depict the ghetto as negative. it is simply trying to explain that in the end, there will be prosperity in ones life no matter if things seem hopeless. Stay together, offer each other oppurtunity, and then we all will have prosperity.

The Business of Love

9 Best Practices for Improving the Bottom Line of Your Relationship

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Author: John Curtis

Publisher: The Business of Love

ISBN: 0977344401

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 201

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This book provides a step-by-step apprach on how to apply business concepts to marriage, such as writing a marital vision statement or a detailed job description for the husband and wife, or how to set up a performance appraisal process and compensation s

Die Geschichte der Liebe

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Author: Nicole Krauss

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644015317

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Die vierzehnjährige Alma wurde nach der Hauptfigur eines Romans benannt. Leo Gursky hatte den Text als junger Mann in Polen geschrieben, für seine große Liebe Alma. Nun lebt er als einsamer alter Mann in New York. Er weiß nicht, dass das Buch den Holocaust überstanden hat. Bis die junge Alma sich auf die Suche nach ihm macht. «Bezaubernd, zärtlich und sehr originell.» (J. M. Coetzee) «Ein großartiger Roman.» (Spiegel) «Dies ist ein gewaltiges Buch, das unser müdes Herz erfrischt. Nicole Krauss sei gepriesen dafür.» (Colum McCann) «Einfach anfangen zu lesen. Es ist wunderbar.» (Stern) «Ein außergewöhnlicher Roman, lebensprall, klug und poetisch, von eigenwilligem Charme, staunenswerter Anschaulichkeit und gesegnet mit einem zärtlichen Humor.» (FAZ)

The Enlightenment Quest and the Art of Happiness

Mastering Life through Higher Power

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Author: John Maxwell Taylor

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583949194

Category: Self-Help

Page: 328

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Award-winning actor and playwright John Maxwell Taylor builds on the success of his previous book, The Power of I Am, in this eloquent call to awaken from our collective trance and to claim the transformative power and happiness that is our birthright. Drawing on his forty years’ experience in spiritual self-transformation, Taylor offers a potent array of practical tools, stories, and life lessons that help us reorder the events in our lives, the way people respond to us, and the impact we have on the world. The Enlightenment Quest and the Art of Happiness shows us how to master ourselves so that we can harness the energy of higher power to surmount the chaos of the modern world and provides strategies for “sociological aikido” that allow us to deal effectively with negative people, narcissists, and egotists. Informed by Taylor’s incredibly varied background—from European pop star, to student of Paramahansa Yogananda, Gurdjieff, and Mantak Chia, to resident at the pioneering Findhorn Community, to playing Carl Jung on stage for many years—this book demonstrates how, by understanding the powers active in creation, we can become instruments through which higher power continually flows to advance our evolution toward consciousness. In doing so, we not only transform ourselves, we become powerful agents for changing the world. Readers learn how to: • Deal with negative people and egotists • Use higher power to redirect the world around one to one's own advantage • Stay sane in an insane world by understanding true spiritual psychology • See the world as it is instead of spiritually daydreaming that "things are going to get better" • Move beyond conspiracy theories and conspire instead to create a united world of consciousness • Gain fresh insights into the work of Campbell, Jung, Paramahansa Yogananda, Gurdjieff, and others • Apply the Findhorn principles of miraculous manifestation as practiced by the author since 1973 From the Trade Paperback edition.

Stick with the Winners!

How to Conduct More Effective 12-Step Recovery Meetings Using Conference-Approved Literature

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Author: Dick B,Ken B.

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 1622870441

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 47

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Ever heard, "You can't talk about Jesus or the Bible at an A.A. meeting?" Want to establish or modify an A.A. meeting or a Christian Recovery meeting so that it can include information on the roles played by God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible in early A.A.'s astonishing successes? Stick with the Winners! by Dick B. and Ken B. may be just what you need to carry the message more effectively.