She Is Free

Learning the Truth about the Lies that Hold You Captive

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Author: Andi Andrew

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493408143

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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We say we're free in Christ, but many of us are still living in captivity--to fear, anger, shame, isolation, unforgiveness, and control. We're good at faking it around others, but we're exhausted by the ruse. Andi Andrew wants women to break free of their self-imposed prisons and live the lives that are rightly theirs in Christ. Sharing her own intentional journey of finding true freedom by surrendering control of her heart and life to the God who welcomed her with open arms, Andrew encourages women to give their pain and brokenness to Jesus. She shows them how to purposefully take captive the lies they have believed and replace them with God's truth. Compassionate and biblically based, She Is Free is an invitation to women to step fully into the love that sets them free.

Does God Love Everyone?

The Heart of What's Wrong with Calvinism

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Author: Jerry L. Walls

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498249345

Category: Religion

Page: 102

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Does God truly love all persons? Most Christians think the obvious answer to this question is, "Yes, of course he does!" Indeed, many Christians would agree that the very heart of the gospel is that God so loved the whole world that he gave his Son to make salvation available for every single person. This book shows that one of the most popular and resurgent theological movements in the contemporary evangelical church--namely, Calvinism--cannot coherently and consistently affirm this vital claim about the love of God. While some Calvinists forthrightly deny that God loves everyone, more commonly Calvinists attempt to affirm the love of God for all persons in terms that are compatible with their doctrines that Christ died only for the elect--those persons God has unconditionally chosen to save. This book shows that the Calvinist attempts to affirm God's love for all persons are fraught with severe philosophical and theological difficulties. Calvinism, then, should be rejected in favor of a theology that can forthrightly and consistently affirm the love of God for all persons. Nothing less is at stake than the very heart of the gospel.

The Liberal Archipelago

A Theory of Diversity and Freedom

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Author: Chandran Kukathas

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191531502

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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In his major new work Chandran Kukathas offers, for the first time, a book-length treatment of this controversial and influential theory of minority rights. The work is a defence of a form of liberalism and multiculturalism. The general question it tries to answer is: what is the principled basis of a free society marked by cultural diversity and group loyalties? More particularly, it explains whether such a society requires political institutions which recognize minorities; how far it should tolerate such minorities when their ways differ from those of the mainstream community; to what extent political institutions should address injustices suffered by minorities at the hands of the wider society, and also at the hands of the powerful within their own communities; what role, if any, the state should play in the shaping of a society's (national) identity; and what fundamental values should guide our reflections on these matters. Its main contention is that a free society is an open society whose fundamental principle is the principle of freedom of association. A society is free to the extent that it is prepared to tolerate in its midst associations which differ or dissent from its standards or practices. An implication of these principles is that political society is also no more than one among other associations; its basis is the willingness of its members to continue to associate under the terms which define it. While it is an 'association of associations', it is not the only such association; it does not subsume all other associations. The principles of a free society describe not a hierarchy of superior and subordinate authorities but an archipelago of competing and overlapping jurisdictions. The idea of a liberal archipelago is defended as one which supplies us with a better metaphor of the free society than do older notions such as the body politic, or the ship of state. This work presents a challenge, and an alternative, to other contemporary liberal theories of multiculturalism.

Irish Drama and Theatre Since 1950

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Author: Patrick Lonergan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147426266X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Drawing on major new archival discoveries and recent research, Patrick Lonergan presents an innovative account of Irish drama and theatre, spanning the past seventy years. Rather than offering a linear narrative, the volume traces key themes to illustrate the relationship between theatre and changes in society. In considering internationalization, the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the Celtic Tiger period, feminism, and the changing status of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Lonergan asserts the power of theatre to act as an agent of change and uncovers the contribution of individual artists, plays and productions in challenging societal norms. Irish Drama and Theatre since 1950 provides a wide-ranging account of major developments, combined with case studies of the premiere or revival of major plays, the establishment of new companies and the influence of international work and artists, including Tennessee Williams, Chekhov and Brecht. While bringing to the fore some of the untold stories and overlooked playwrights following the declaration of the Irish Republic, Lonergan weaves into his account the many Irish theatre-makers who have achieved international prominence in the period: Samuel Beckett, Siobhán McKenna and Brendan Behan in the 1950s, continuing with Brian Friel and Tom Murphy, and concluding with the playwrights who emerged in the late 1990s, including Martin McDonagh, Enda Walsh, Conor McPherson, Marie Jones and Marina Carr. The contribution of major Irish companies to world theatre is also examined, including both the Abbey and Gate theatres, as well as Druid, Field Day and Charabanc. Through its engaging analysis of seventy years of Irish theatre, this volume charts the acts of gradual but revolutionary change that are the story of Irish theatre and drama and of its social and cultural contexts.

The Lady of the Rivers

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Author: Philippa Gregory

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857204300

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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The Lady of the Riverstells the story of Jacquetta, daughter of the Count of Luxembourg, and kinswoman to half the royalty of Europe, who was married to the great Englishman John, Duke of Bedford, uncle to Henry VI. Widowed at the age of nineteen she took the extraordinary risk of marrying a gentleman of her household for love, and then carved out a life for herself as Queen Margaret of Anjou's close friend and a Lancaster supporter - until the day that her daughter Elizabeth Woodville fell in love and married the rival king Edward IV. Of all the little-known but important women of the period, her dramatic story is the most neglected. With her links to Melusina, and to the founder of the house of Luxembourg together with her reputation for making magic, she is a most haunting heroine.

Cengage Advantage Books: Analyzing Politics

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Author: Ellen Grigsby

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111342776

Category: Political Science

Page: 960

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Brief, accessible, and sophisticated, ANALYZING POLITICS, Fifth Edition, presents a clear outline of the discipline of political science and helps students understand the practical and immediate uses of applying analytical approaches to the study of politics. This text is notable for its early coverage of methods and theory and the use of a case study approach--introduced and used to acquire in-depth information about a particular subject while also pointing to its limitations. While the text covers fundamental concepts with contemporary, political examples, discussions of feminism and environmentalism offer a distinct departure from other texts and a unique opportunity to professors and students of political science. In this edition, new chapter-opening examples highlight recent controversies that will spark student interest, frame core concepts of the chapter, and illustrate to students how politics is about their lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Grace Is Free

One Woman's Journey From Fundamentalism to Failure to Faith

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Author: Marci Preheim

Publisher: Cruciform Press

ISBN: 1936760886

Category: Religion

Page: 125

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What Does “Godly” Look Like? A great treason is infiltrating the Christian world today. The gospel is meant to set people free, but instead it has been subtly tainted by the enemy. False teaching has slipped in virtually unnoticed, but its effects are deadly. To-do-lists, competition (even with spiritual disciplines) and extra rules have enslaved women to self-righteousness instead of leading them to Christ’s righteousness. Disguised as “helpful tips for women,” this distortion robs Christian women of intimacy with each other and labels them as “godly” for what amounts to human effort and worldly success. Many people view this competition for godliness as striving for excellence. After all, what man doesn’t want a woman who is zealous to be the best homemaker, mother, and wife? But if organization and domestic genius were prerequisites for godliness, then Martha Stewart would be one of the godliest women in the world. The truth is, when women spend more time trying to appear godly rather than actually being close to God, there can be no other motive than a desire for approval from people rather than from God himself. Grace Is Free unmasks this false gospel and the bondage to people’s approval that comes with it. It attempts to realign perspectives and help women understand how to rest through faith in what has already been accomplished through Jesus Christ. The true gospel is received through faith, not activity. “For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.’” (Romans 1:17)

The Great Joy of Healing Past Lives

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Author: Judith Rivera Rosso

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452591644

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 180

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..".insights, wisdom, and methodologies for healing past life experiences in a beautiful and remarkable way." -Lindsay Kenny, EFT Master-Trainer "There is gold between the covers of The Great Joy of Healing Past Lives and it gets an absolute and unequivocal 'yes' from me-read it!" -Bennie Naude, Master Trainer, EFT and Matrix Reimprinting Is Death the End of Us? Many modern teachers, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and scientists are joining some of history's greatest thinkers to affirm that we are timeless. Our lives do continue. Learn how to revisit past lives to free yourself and others of trauma from the distant past for greater health and happiness, now and in the future."

The First One Is Free

A John Macpeace Novel

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Author: J. B. Purdy

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595380301

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

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John MacPeace, AKA Johnny Dodger, is just an accident waiting to happen-or at least that's how it seems to those around him. Incidents just seem to occur whenever and wherever he happens to be. It has been that way as long as John can remember. Johnny has been dragged back home to his small Indiana town, a place he thought he would never see again, and finds himself in a life and death struggle when he agrees to do a small, albeit shady, delivery job for a man he never liked and often fought. But money being money and John without any, he agreed to take the gig only to find out he has been duped and is now set up as the patsy to take the fall by his hated nemesis. He does his best to solve a case that the local police are sure has Johnny Dodger's name written all over it. As if those weren't enough problems for John, his long-lost girlfriend, Ellie Stomperheim, has reasserted herself into his life and has decided to assign herself as his partner while she is on summer break from her teaching job. Thomas Magnum he is not. 'A very funny novel. J.B. Purdy is Indiana's modern-day Mark Twain." David D. Hale, Visiting Defense Fellow, Centre for Policy Studies, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. 'Johnny Dodger is an irresistible cad-and I love him for that!" Karen Burden, Tucson, Arizona. 'Once I started this book, I couldn't put it down!" Cindy Pierce, Terre Haute native.

Plenty in Life Is Free

Reflections on Dogs, Training and Finding Grace

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Author: Kathy Sdao

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1617810851

Category: Dog trainers

Page: N.A

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In this new book, renowned dog trainer Kathy Sdao reveals how her journey through life and her decades of experience training marine mammals and dogs led her to reject a number of sacred cows including the leadership model of dog training.