A Remarkable Kindness

A Novel


Author: Diana Bletter

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062382454

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5995

Through a largely hidden ceremony…four friends discover the true meaning of life. It's 2006 in a seaside village in Israel, where a war is brewing. Lauren, Emily, Aviva and Rachel, four memorable women from different backgrounds, are drawn to the village. Lauren, a maternity nurse, loves her Israeli doctor husband but struggles to make a home for herself in a foreign land miles away from her beloved Boston. Seeking a fresh start after divorce, her vivacious friend Emily follows. Strong, sensuous Aviva, brought to Israel years earlier by intelligence work, has raised a family and now lost a son. And Rachel, a beautiful, idealistic college graduate from Wyoming, arrives with her hopeful dreams. The women forge a friendship that sustains them as they come to terms with love and loss, and the outbreak of war. Their intimate bond is strengthened by their participation in a traditional ritual that closes the circle of life. As their lives are slowly transformed, each finds unexpected strength and resilience. Brimming with wisdom, rich in meaningful insights, A Remarkable Kindness is a moving testament to women’s friendship, illuminating a mostly unknown ritual that underscores what it means to truly be alive.

Transformed: Soul, Mind & Body

Transformation Workbook


Author: Victory Apostolic Church

Publisher: Life To Legacy LLC

ISBN: 194728830X

Category: Religion

Page: 86

View: 4021


Saving Creation

Nature and Faith in the Life of Holmes Rolston III


Author: Christopher J. Preston

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 159534098X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2261

Holmes Rolston III has long been recognized as the “father of environmental ethics.” Internationally renowned for the synthesis he has found in evolutionary biology and Christianity, Rolston has followed an immensely interesting life course. In this compelling biography, Rolston’s story is traced from childhood to the present, detailing the process by which he has come to hone his profound philosophies. Culled from countless interviews with Rolston himself, along with his family and colleagues, this biography is both an engaging life story and a compendium of Rolston’s thoughts on the value of nature, resource management, aesthetics, international development, and the relationship of culture to nature, wilderness, and natural theology.

Calvin's Complete Commentary on the Bible


Author: Calvin, John

Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.



Page: N.A

View: 6852

All 46 of the original volumes are included in this one volume. There are two linked indexes in this volume, a main index at the front of this volume that will take you to the beginning each of the books of the bible and another index at the beginning of each book there is a linked scripture index leading to the particular subject. John Calvin is considered as the first truly great scholar of the Reformation. Indeed, he has even been seen by some to be one of history’s greatest Christian biblical scholars. He had an incredible command of the Bible, and his interpretations were not based on just one or two passages. He combined pastoral insight with solid exegesis to form a strong interpretation of the scriptures. However, some of his views on the prophetic interpretation, such as in the book of Daniel, are controversial. He put forth a purist view and believed that the prophecies in the book of Daniel applied solely to the history between the time of the prophet Daniel (530 BC) and Jesus’ first coming (30 AD). Nevertheless, John Calvin was a force to be reckoned with, and is considered to have a unique insight which enabled him to find the true meaning of the Bible. Dutch theologian Jacobus Arminius, after whom the anti-Calvinistic movement Arminianism was named, states that, “Next to the study of the Scriptures which I earnestly inculcate, I exhort my pupils to peruse Calvin’s Commentaries, which I extol in loftier terms than Helmich himself (a Dutch divine, 1551–1608); for I affirm that he excels beyond comparison in the interpretation of Scripture, and that his commentaries ought to be more highly valued than all that is handed down to us by the library of the fathers; so that I acknowledge him to have possessed above most others, or rather above all other men, what may be called an eminent spirit of prophecy. His Institutes ought to be studied after the (Heidelberg) Catechism, as containing a fuller explanation, but with discrimination, like the writings of all men.” During his life, Calvin produced commentaries on 48 books of the Bible, a total of 45 published volumes. He intended to put out a complete commentary of the Bible, but his death prevented this. The books of Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, 2 & 3 John, and Revelation were unfortunately not completed. He did, however, write a two volume commentary of the Harmony of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) as well as a separate commentary for the gospel of John. Likewise, he also wrote a two volume series on the Harmony of the Law (Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy). Calvin’s own exegesis of the original text allowed him to bring out a unique and pleasing interpretation. He begins each section of scripture with his own translation of the text and then further expounds upon it, point by point, making it an excellent resource for ministers and teachers alike. After more than 400 years, Calvin’s commentaries are still a relevant and essential tool for Christians.

John Calvin's Commentaries On Isaiah 1- 16 (Annotated Edition)


Author: John Calvin

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849620689


Page: 538

View: 7626

This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive biographical annotation about the author and his life Calvin produced commentaries on most of the books of the Bible. His commentaries cover the larger part of the Old Testament, and all of the new excepting Second and Third John and the Apocalypse. His commentaries and lectures stand in the front rank of Biblical interpretation. All who take delight in the Holy Scriptures are familiarly acquainted with the writings of The Prophet Isaiah. Every variety of taste finds in them its appropriate gratification. Lofty conceptions, illustrated by splendid imagery, and clothed in language usually copious and flowing, some times abrupt, but always graceful, leave no room for hesitation to pronounce him, with Bishop Lowth, to be "the most sublime and elegant of the Prophets of the Old Testament." He is regarded with peculiar veneration as an honest, fearless, and able messenger of the Most High God, boldly reproving nobles and monarchs, denouncing the judgments of Heaven against all transgressors, and asserting the claims of the Divine law and government above all human authority. In his Prophecies he takes a wide range, surveys those nations which power or wealth or learning or commerce had raised to the highest celebrity in those remote times, and describes their rise and fall, and wonderful revolutions, so eagerly traced lay us in the page of history, as the execution of Jehovah's counsels, and the arrangements of unerring wisdom But chiefly does he pour out rich instruction concerning the Messiah, whose life and sufferings, and death and glorious reign, he delineates so faithfully, and with such thrilling interest, that he has obtained the appellation of "The Evangelical Prophet." To the devout reader there is added a still more powerful attraction in his seraphic piety, which, breathing throughout all his communications, and kindling a holy flame in the hearts of the children of God, attests the important fact, not only that in the visions of God he reached the noblest heights of inspiration, but — which was far more valuable — that he enjoyed habitual and intimate fellowship with The Father of Spirits. This book contains Calvin's commentaries on chapters 1 - 16 of Isaiah.

An account of the gospel labours

and Christian experiences of a faithful minister of Christ, John Churchman, late of Nottingham, in Pennsylvania, deceased. To which is added, A short memorial of the life and death of a fellow labourer in the church, our valuable friend Joseph White, late of Bucks County ...


Author: John Churchman

Publisher: N.A



Page: 351

View: 7816

A History of Garden Art


Author: Marie Luise Schroeter Gothein,Walter P. Wright,Laura Archer-Hind

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108076157

Category: Architecture

Page: 510

View: 8627

This 1928 highly illustrated two-volume work on garden design is regarded as among the most important surveys of its kind.

John Calvin's Commentaries On The Psalms 93 - 119 (Annotated Edition)


Author: John Calvin

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849620700


Page: 524

View: 9543

This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive biographical annotation about the author and his life Calvin produced commentaries on most of the books of the Bible. His commentaries cover the larger part of the Old Testament, and all of the new excepting Second and Third John and the Apocalypse. His commentaries and lectures stand in the front rank of Biblical interpretation. This book covers Calvin's commentaries on the Psalms 93 - 119.

Memories of a Remarkable Life

A Tribute to My Dad


Author: Glenn Roland Beustring

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469139170

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 313

View: 5933

This is the story about Roland John Beustring (1916-2005), a member of The Greatest Generation, was self taught and self relianta just man who lived with integrity. He was my father. Dad came from a poor, hard-working German family living on the banks of the Mississippi in St. Louis, Missouri. The stories of his boyhood are similar to that of Tom Sawyer. Recollections of his childhood are full of adventures and antics that are heartwarmingly reminiscent of that era. Eager to enlist in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), he used his older brothers name and signed up at an early age. His experiences at the CCC Camp known as Shady Lake in Mena, Arkansas are retold. Interested in boxing at an early age, Rol was unbeatable among his childhood peers. In 1936, he won the welterweight championship in the Golden Gloves Amateur Boxing program in St. Louis, Missouri. His boxing successes could have evolved into a professional career if not for Dads need to earn money to help out his family.

An Account of a remarkable Establishment of Education at Paris, extracted from the Literary Repository for April 16, 1788 ... To which are prefixed, Queries addressed to Doctor Bell, on his claims to the inventions of the British System of Education


Author: Joseph LANCASTER (Founder of the Lancasterian System of Education.),Andrew BELL (Prebendary of Westminster.)

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 7285

Stories About Storytellers

Publishing Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau and Others


Author: Douglas Gibson

Publisher: ECW/ORIM

ISBN: 1770900497

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

View: 7064

The legendary Canadian book editor presents this “remarkable, four-decade romp through the back rooms of publishing.” —Toronto Sun Scottish-born Douglas Gibson was drawn to Canada by the writing of Stephen Leacock—and eventually made his way across the Atlantic to find a job in book publishing, where he edited a biography of none other than Leacock. But over the decades, his stellar career would lead him to work with many more of the country’s leading literary lights. This memoir shares stories of working—and playing—alongside writers including Robertson Davies, Mavis Gallant, Brian Mulroney, Val Ross, W. O. Mitchell, and many more. He reveals the projects he brainstormed for Barry Broadfoot; how he convinced future Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro to keep writing short stories; his early-morning phone call from a former prime minister; and his recollection of yanking a manuscript right out of Alistair MacLeod’s reluctant hands—which ultimately garnered MacLeod one of the world’s most prestigious prizes for fiction. Insightful and entertaining, this collection of tales goes behind the scenes and between the covers to divulge a treasure trove of literary adventures. “He makes his life in publishing sound like great fun.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto)