The Death of a Saint

Dying for His Presence


Author: Brian Echevarria

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1598868837

Category: Religion

Page: 121

View: 8775

What is your destiny as a child of God? Straight to the point, author Brian Echevarria cuts to the core of pursuing God and what role dying to self plays in it. With accuracy and understanding, The Death of a Saint is a refreshing book for Christians of all levels of maturity who know it is time to go deeper in their walk with Jesus Christ. This book not only speaks to the future of every saint but reaches into the Eternity of the word to do it. This powerful message is full of extraordinary revelation that will thrust you into your destiny as a child of God. The Lord wants to visit with you, and Brian's insight will help you to be ready when He comes.

Death of a Saint


Author: Lily Herne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147210093X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2738

Some secrets are so unthinkable you can't even admit them to yourself . . . Lele, Ginger, Ash and Saint - aka the Mall Rats - are hiding out in the Deadlands, a once-prosperous area of Cape Town, now swarming with the living dead. Exiled from the city enclave for crimes against the Resurrectionist State, the Rats face a stark choice: return and risk capture - or leave Cape Town and go in search of other survivors. But what if the rest of South Africa is nothing but a zombie-riddled wasteland? Now Lele has discovered the truth about why the lurching dead leave them alone, she can't bring herself to tell the rest of the gang. And she's not the only Mall Rat harbouring a dangerous secret . . . Can the friends' survive on the road if all they have is each other? Or will their secrets tear them apart?

Death of a Saint Maker


Author: Allana Martin

Publisher: Worldwide Library

ISBN: 9780373262991

Category: Fiction

Page: 253

View: 6640

Rio Grande trading post owner Texana Jones suspects foul play when an itinerant woodcarver, affectionately called the saint maker, dies violently, and she journeys into the border's underworld of drugs, smuggling, and poaching in search of answers. Reprint. K. PW.

A Saint on Death Row

The Story of Dominique Green


Author: Thomas Cahill

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385530156

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 4948

Bestselling author Thomas Cahill tells the absorbing, heartbreaking tale of the hard life and tragic death of Dominique Green—wrongly accused, then executed in Huntsville, Texas—and shines a light on our racist and deeply flawed criminal justice system. Green, an extraordinary young man from the urban ghettos of Houston, was utterly failed by every echelon of society—the Catholic Church, numerous U.S. courts of law, and even his own mother. But from the depths of despair on Death Row, he transcended his earthly sufferings and achieved enlightenment and peace, inciting an international movement against the death penalty and inspiring his personal hero, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, to plead publicly for mercy. A Saint on Death Row is an unforgettable, sobering, and deeply spiritual account that illuminates the moral imperatives too often ignored in the headlong quest for judgment. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Thomas Cahill's Heretics and Heroes.

The Heart Is a Mirror

The Sephardic Folktale


Author: Tamar Alexander-Frizer

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814340059

Category: History

Page: 704

View: 2326

Since their expulsion from Spain in 1492, Sephardic Jews have managed to maintain their Jewish faith and Spanish group identity and have developed a uniquely Judeo-Spanish culture wherever they settled. Among the important cultural ties within these Sephardic groups are Judeo-Spanish folktales, stories that have been passed down from generation to generation, either in the distinct language of the group, Judeo-Spanish (Ladino), or in other languages, such as Hebrew. In The Heart Is a Mirror, Tamar Alexander-Frizer examines the folk narratives of Sephardic Jews to view them both in relation to universal narrative traditions and the traditions of Jewish culture. In part 1, Alexander-Frizer investigates the relationship between folk literature and group identity via the stories’ connection to Hebrew canonical sources, their historical connection to the land of origin, their treatment of prominent family members and historical events, and their connection to the surrounding culture in the lands of the Spanish Diaspora. Part 2 contains an analysis of several important genres and subgenres present in the folktales, including legends, ethical tales, fairy tales, novellas, and humorous tales. Finally, in part 3, Alexander-Frizer discusses the art of storytelling, introducing the theatrical and rhetorical aspects tied up in the Sephardic folktales, such as the storyteller, the audience, and the circumstances of time and place. This thorough and thought-provoking study is based on a corpus of over four thousand stories told by descendents of the Spanish Diaspora. An introduction addresses methodological problems that arise from the need to define the stories as Judeo-Spanish in character, as well as from methods used to record and anthologize them. Jewish studies scholars, as well as those interested in folktale studies, will gain much from this fascinating and readable volume.

Encyclopedia of the Black Death


Author: Joseph P. Byrne Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598842544

Category: History

Page: 429

View: 7116

This encyclopedia provides 300 interdisciplinary, cross-referenced entries that document the effect of the plague on Western society across the four centuries of the second plague pandemic, balancing medical history and technical matters with historical, cultural, social, and political factors. • 300 A–Z interdisciplinary entries on medical matters and historical issues • Each entry includes up-to-date resources for further research

Devoted to Death

Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint


Author: R. Andrew Chesnut

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912882

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 3917

R. Andrew Chesnut offers a fascinating portrayal of Santa Muerte, a skeleton saint whose cult has attracted millions of devotees over the past decade. Although condemned by mainstream churches, this folk saint's supernatural powers appeal to millions of Latin Americans and immigrants in the U.S. Devotees believe the Bony Lady (as she is affectionately called) to be the fastest and most effective miracle worker, and as such, her statuettes and paraphernalia now outsell those of the Virgin of Guadalupe and Saint Jude, two other giants of Mexican religiosity. In particular, Chesnut shows Santa Muerte has become the patron saint of drug traffickers, playing an important role as protector of peddlers of crystal meth and marijuana; DEA agents and Mexican police often find her altars in the safe houses of drug smugglers. Yet Saint Death plays other important roles: she is a supernatural healer, love doctor, money-maker, lawyer, and angel of death. She has become without doubt one of the most popular and powerful saints on both the Mexican and American religious landscapes.

The Empty Chalice


Author: Joyce Surman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595521711

Category: Religion

Page: 524

View: 8068

Drinking to the very dregs the chalice given it, here is the remarkable and inspirational story of a soul that has found, unexpectedly, a heavenly sweetness in its bitterness. After reading this book, the reader is left to ponder the question: "Can I, too, 'drink the chalice offered me' and find in it, not bitterness, but the sweetness of God's Will? This account of a soul's ascent from the shadows of Gethsemane to the light of Tabor is, therefore, a shining beacon for our age pointing the way that we should go if we are to find that for which every human heart yearns: true peace and perfect joy. If you are a person in search of true peace and perfect joy, especially if the fragile ship of your soul is being tossed amidst the tempestuous seas of sorrow and suffering, you will find here an anchor to which to moor your soul in the radical reversal of the transforming union as described in this book.

Death of a Russian Priest


Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky


ISBN: 395859350X

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

View: 4180

Just days after the end of the USSR, a mysterious priest becomes a martyr. In service of his beloved Orthodox Church, Father Merhum has spent decades battling Soviet apparatchiks and the KGB. Now the Soviet Union is gone, but the bureaucracy survives, and the aged priest makes plans to denounce Communist supporters, including some within the Church. He is on his way to Moscow when an assassin stops him with an ax. And as he dies, Merhum begs for forgiveness - a curious plea from a saint-to-be. The case falls to police inspectors Porfiry Rostnikov and Emil Karpo - a ruthless detective whose eerie appearance has earned him the nickname "the vampire." But as they dig into the past of this celebrated village priest, they uncover strange church secrets and a conspiracy that would ensure that though Soviet Russia is finished, corruption will never die. About the Author. Stuart M. Kaminsky (1934-2009) was one of the most prolific crime fiction authors of the last four decades. Born in Chicago, he spent his youth immersed in pulp fiction and classic cinema - two forms of popular entertainment which he would make his life's work. After college and a stint in the army, Kaminsky wrote film criticism and biographies of the great actors and directors of Hollywood's Golden Age. In 1977, when a planned biography of Charlton Heston fell through, Kaminsky wrote Bullet for a Star, his first Toby Peters novel, beginning a fiction career that would last the rest of his life. Kaminsky penned twenty-four novels starring the detective, whom he described as "the anti-Philip Marlowe." In 1981's Death of a Dissident, Kaminsky debuted Moscow police detective Porfiry Rostnikov, whose stories were praised for their accurate depiction of Soviet life. His other two series starred Abe Lieberman, a hardened Chicago cop, and Lew Fonseca, a process server. In all, Kaminsky wrote more than sixty novels. He died in St. Louis in 2009. Review quote. "Rostnikov's best outing since A Cold Red Sunrise." - Kirkus Reviews. "Never miss a Kaminsky book, and be especially sure not to miss Death of a Russian Priest." - Tony Hillerman. "Stuart Kaminsky evokes Russian life like a born Muscovite. . . . Don't miss this one. It's even better than his Edgar-winning A Cold Red Sunrise." - The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Comfort for Christians


Author: Arthur W. Pink

Publisher: Sovereign Grace Publishers,

ISBN: 1589603702

Category: Religion

Page: 84

View: 4670

The work unto which the servant of Christ is called is many sided. Not only is he to preach the Gospel to the unsaved, to feed God's people with knowledge and understanding (Jer. 3:15), and to take up the stumbling stone out of their way (Isa. 57:14), but he is also charged to "cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show My people their transgression" (Isa. 58:1 and cf. 1 Tim. 4:2). While another important part of his commission is stated in, "Comfort ye, My people, said your God" (Isa. 40:1). What an honorable title, "My people!" What an assuring relationship: "your God!" What a pleasant task: "comfort ye My people!" A threefold reason may be suggested for the duplicating of the charge. First, because sometimes the souls of believers refuse to be comforted (Psa. 77:2), and the consolation needs to be repeated. Second, to press this duty the more emphatically upon the preacher's heart, that he need not be sparing in administering cheer. Third, to assure us how heartily desirous God himself is that His people should be of good cheer (Phil. 4:4). God has a "people," the objects of His special favor: a company whom He has taken into such intimate relationship unto Himself that He calls them "My people." Often they are disconsolate: because of their natural corruption's, the temptations of Satan, the cruel treatment of the world, the low state of Christ's cause upon earth. The "God of all comfort" (2 Cor. 1:3) is very tender of them, and it is His revealed will that His servants should bind up the brokenhearted and pour the balm of Gilead into their wounds. What cause have we to exclaim "Who is a God like unto Thee!" (Micah 7:18), who has provided for the comfort of those who were rebels against His government and transgressors of His Law. The contents of this little volume have appeared from time to time in our monthly magazine during the last thirty years. They were, previously, sermons which we preached long ago in the U.S.A. and Australia. Here and there is an expression (especially where Prophecy is touched upon) that we would not use today; but since the Lord was pleased to bless them in their original form to not a few of His distressed people, we have not revised them. May it please Him to speak peace by them to afflicted souls today, and the glory shall be His alone. Pink (1890-1953) was a Baptist Preacher in England, Australia, and the United States. He is most famous for his book The Sovereignty of God. After its advent, he, assisted by his editor Mr. I. Herendeen, launched his yearly publication, Studies in the Scriptures in 1921. These continued until his death, totaling altogether 33 volumes of 288 pp. each. Most of Pink's books are taken from these yearly volumes (written monthly in 24 page format).

Diana, the Making of a Media Saint


Author: Jeffrey Richards,Linda Woodhead,Scott Wilson

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 085771208X

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 3721

In conventional Christian terms, Diana was of course no saint. Yet Diana’s status as an icon, before and especially after her tragic death, resonates beatitude. In this thoughtful, illuminating work, cultural critics across disciplines take Diana’s ‘sainthood’ as their motif and explore the nature and source of her iconic role. Diana, it is argued, attained her popular saintly status because she seemed to represent and enshrine values with which huge numbers were able to sympathise. The contributors identify and examine Diana’s sainthood, with all its attendant controversies and contradictions. They consider the Diana phenomenon as a symptom of the modern approach to religion, review television and cinema’s role in casting her as an icon, study her symbolic status in relation to national and ethnic identities. They follow Diana as she transformed herself into a ‘spiritual shopper’ in the self-help malls, seeking solutions to her personal problems through the intervention of therapists, gurus and lovers. This invigorating and fresh range of viewpoints succeeds in demonstrating how Diana became a postmodern saint – of media, image, excess, beauty, desire and display – and a saint of the people. Contributors include: Rosalind Brunt, Alvin Cohan, Simon Critchley, Richard Fenn, Paul Heelas.

Saint Patrick

The Man and his Works


Author: Thomas O’Loughlin

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281072140

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 6474

The only true apostle of Ireland who more or less converted the country single-handed? or A Christian bishop from the embattled edge of a crumbling empire? All that can really be known of Patrick comes from his authentic writings - the Confessio and the Epistola (Address to the Soldiers of Coroticus). Thomas O'Loughlin's engaging yet scholarly reflections on these fifth-century texts lead us into a greater understanding of the mind of Patrick, the man, believer and missionary. Explanatory notes woven through the translations illuminate a very different world and time; it is not long before we realize, however, that Patrick's theology is no less relevant to our own. Includes a full index of biblical references

The Corpse

A History


Author: Christine Quigley

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786424494

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 5434

Focuses on the treatment by the living of the dead, over time and across cultures. Burial arrangements and preparations are detailed, including embalming, the funeral service, storage and transport of the body, and forms of burial. Autopsies and the investigative process of causes of deliberate death are covered.

An Italian Journey

Drawings from the Tobey Collection : Correggio to Tiepolo


Author: Linda Wolk-Simon,Carmen Bambach,Stijn Alsteens,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588393798

Category: Drawing

Page: 256

View: 5949

Published in conjunction with an exhibition on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 12-Aug 15, 2010.