Don't Chase Me Out of the Church

I'm a Candidate to Preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Author: Adalia Gwaltney

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1621366685

Category: Religion

Page: 100

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Never place limits on God's desire to use you to share the gospel.

Manacles of the Mind

A Memoir of a Minister's Testimony of Meningitis, Miracles, and Misconception

Author: Tamela M. Hurtt

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450057489

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 85

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Lost in the Fog: Memoir of a Bastard

A Belgian Recalls the War, the Nazis, Her Fractured Life

Author: Rachel Van Meers,Daniel Chase

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613733909

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 225

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The courageous story of Van Meers, born in a home for unwed mothers in Ghent, Belgium, 1930. It is told in her own words in a frank, humorous and down-to-earth manner. She grew up as a "bastard" during the Great Depression, and sees her family and country told apart by prejudice and politics in World War II, and recounts how she struggles to redefine herself in turbulent postwar Europe. Based on hundreds of hours of taped interviews, Rachel's view of a family "not-quite-normal," her amazing strength in the face of abusive and degrading treatment, and her strong faith and upbeat attitude make her story a joy and inspiration to read.

My Tale of Woe

Author: Patricia Hastings

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 1631355317

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 42

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My Tale of Woe is the tell-all true story of an ex-cult member, raped into submission, tortured, and left to fend in a world of craziness. In her own words: “I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. Who would have known? It was Planet Hollywood, and I was about to find out how the rat race really was. “When I saw the clouds part, I knew he wasn’t going to let me live.” This is a ruthless tale of cult deceit that comes through the endless mental abilities of the one I can only describe as “the Canadian Charles Manson.”

Church History Study Guide, Pt. 3

Latter-Day Prophets Since 1844

Author: Randal S. Chase

Publisher: Plain & Precious Publishing

ISBN: 1937901262

Category: Religion

Page: 518

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Latter-Day Prophets Since 1844. This volume is the third of three& ;on Church History and the Doctrine and Covenants. It covers Church& ;history during the administration of all of its Prophet-Prophets since& ;Joseph Smith. It begins with the succession of the Apostles after& ;Joseph Smith's martyrdom, the building of the Nauvoo Temple, and the trek to the west of the Latter-day Saint pioneers. We follow them through Iowa, Winter Quarters, and on to Utah. We witness the colonization of the state of Deseret, while the rest of the country suffered from Civil War. Then we follow events through the administrations of all of the 19th-Century, 20th-Century, and 21st-Century prophets from John Taylor to Thomas S. Monson. We become familiar with the early lives, missions, marriages, and callings of each of these prophets, seeing how the Lord prepared them for the particular time that they led the Church. We finish with a look toward the future as we await the Second Coming of our Lord. The cover features a beautiful photograph of the Salt Lake Temple, taken at dusk during the Christmas season from the roof of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

Tales from Piney Grove

Author: Bobby Morrison

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477181954

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 92

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Tales from Piney Grove by Bobby Morrison is a coming-of-age, regional, tradition and social change account of Black Americana. Piney Grove, a misnomer because there are no pine trees there, is a small 200-populated community, which is centered around a church in North Carolina. The author has sandwiched his Tales between a Prelude, which leisurely demonstrates to the reader the history of the community and its customs, and an Epilogue which 40 years later on a frequent visit the author sums up his "you can go home again" philosophy about an era "gone with the wind." The Morrison family like many sharecroppers was poor but proud. The pot-bellied stove had to be fired up by the bravest member of the family who wasnt frozen to climb out from under those mountains of hand-made quilts on a cold winter morning. And like many sharecroppers, they had to beg-borrow from landowner Mr. Lonnie to tide them over the winter months when there was no farming to be done. "Thumb" Morrison often moonlighted with out-of-town construction jobs to supplement their income and not have to beg-borrow from skinflint Mr. Lonnie. Morrisons Tales are peopled with amusing, often bizarre and idiosyncratic characters. Uncle Dinky who got his spirit from moonshine on Saturday night and Sundays sat in the back of the church and told the parishioners to sit down and stop making fools of themselves when they were moved by religious fervor and shouted, "Praise the Lord" and "Walk with me Jesus". However, Uncle Dinky was a comforting and amusing drunk who yelled, "Jesus I want you to walk with the boys this evening" on the baseball diamond at the Rainbow Inn on Sunday afternoons. The Rainbow Inn was a favorite Sunday-after-church recreational family spot for the Piney Grovers. That is, until the evening nightclub drinkers arrived and the families went home. "Boo" is a coming-of-age story of the authors coming of terms with his fear of ghosts and other superstitions and prejudice. "The Promise" is a serio-comedic piece about the authors Uncle Booker T. calling his brother and matter-of-factly and casually announcing his going to die that afternoon and asking that he take care of his wife Marie, who idiosyncratic antics proved tougher to handle than an unruly, undisciplined teenager. Uncle Kent in "Uncle K," a suave, lovable owner of a moonshiner distillery was always two steps ahead of the sheriff and was well known for his fast cars and loose women. The preachers eulogy at his demise is a humility and tolerance for all to behold. "The Grass on the Other Side" is another poignant coming-of-age boys wanting to meet girls and the warm old-age philosophical truth that surrounds this universal phenomenon. "The Industrial Revolution Comes to Piney Grove Better Late than Never: is the final tale that changes the old Piney Grove to the new Piney Grove by way of Krandall Textile coming in and giving factory jobs to the one-time sharecroppers. Now mobile homes with A/C sprang up. Only the big landowners industrialized the farms with modern technology. The others just died a natural death. The days of the sharecroppers was ended. Morrison has a sharp eye and total recall. He recreated a world he knew as a child and a young adult so vividly and graphically that you are there. He is never judgmental. This is his world before and after the revolution. The good and the bad are always all mingled together in characters and tradition. Piney Grove is the authors love affair. He never left Piney Grove. He took Piney Grove with him. So will his readers take Tales from Piney Grove to their hearts for a long time to come.

The People of Harmony Baptist Church

Birds in the Pew

Author: Bernadette Penelope Byrd

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479708941

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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The people in each chapter have gone through many problems, physical and mental abuse, death, suicide, murder, alcoholism, drugs, marriage, divorce, children and adoption. Sometime we as Christians forget that being a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in us. Let the truth be told, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the people that did you wrong or harmed you in anyway, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that that situation is over, you cannot move forward and God cannot bless you and we all want to be blessed. *Matthew 6:14-15 "For if you forgive man and or woman when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But, if you do not forgive man and or woman their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins." The sense of the reality of spiritual things, and the power to rest the thought upon them, is as various as the power of flight in different birds. See a great eagle soaring without effort high in the air, or circling with undazzled eyes towards the sun! A noble bird with such powers of flight and of sight pictures an affection for spiritual thought of the strongest, most searching kind, which rises highest above superficial appearances and takes the most comprehensive views of like, the most in accord with the Divine wisdom. *Isaiah 40:31 "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles."

The Millionaire Claims His Wife

Author: Sandra Marton

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460398505

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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A second chance to get your hands on this tempting millionaire from bestselling author Sandra Marton Return to the marriage bed… Millionaire Chase Cooper hasn’t seen his ex-wife Annie for years, but reunited at their daughter’s wedding, he unexpectedly finds her in his arms again on the dance floor. The embers of the intoxicating lust that led them down the aisle still burn brightly and Chase wants Annie in his bed again! When their daughter gets cold feet about embarking on her honeymoon, Chase decides that to show her that love can endure, he and Annie will pretend they are getting back together! As the rekindled passion sizzles between them, could this be the reconciliation of the year? Book two in The Wedding of the Year trilogy Originally published in 1997 as The Divorcee Said Yes!

The Root Problem: Why the Church Isn’T Experiencing the Full Manifestation of God’S Power!

Author: Frederick Gibbs

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477126317

Category: Religion

Page: 173

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This book is for two different kind of people-One that is a believer (has a relationship with Christ already) and still doesnt know how to receive the Full Manifestation of all that Jesus and His Word promised. (You already have it and just dont know it) The second person is a person that wants the Full Manifestation, but hasnt accepted Christ-and in some cases, its because of religion, that is defi ned as man efforts, performing, earning, trying to get to God, with traditions, doctrines of men, rules, regulations, and legalism = Law! If you really want it! (both) will see the root problem of why the Full Manifestation of GODs power is not working and you will also know how to receive it, as you make one switch from doing things TO get Christs love, blessing, miracles, power, etc,- just receive it as you do the same right things BECAUSE of what Christ has done already for us all on the cross = Grace!

Rise of the Human Androids

Galactic War

Author: Malcolm P. Chester

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493155822

Category: Fiction

Page: 353

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In this sequel to the Rise of the Human Androids, lizard like aliens called the Sharptors have perfected high-energy shields for hyperspace travel and begun exploring the galaxy. Meanwhile, James decides to not run for re-election for President of Mars. He plans instead to search the galaxy for old ones technology in a heavy cruiser with a supergun named after his wife. His wife and two children will join him on this journey. Susan, Mars' Secretary of State and former President of the U.S. will run for James' spot and James' adopted human android daughter Martha will run for vice-president. James' actions are motivated by the re-emergence of Ergone as the Marshall of the powerful and independent Altararian military. James knows Ergone wants to avenge his loss to Mars and Earth in their last war. James fears the Altararians with their vastly superior forces will crush Mars if he can't find advanced technology to stop them. In a chance meeting, James encounters the Sharptors while looking at a promising planet for exploration. A fight breaks out. James wins the encounter but the Sharptor warship escapes. Still, a plan begins to emerge in James' mind of how to use the aggressive new aliens against the Altararians. Meanwhile James and his associates explore an old ones site on their promising new earth like world Sisney 1. They must battle a super aggressive mammal the Ratang and insect the Botos, which have stripped Sisney 1 of almost all of its land animal life as they explore the site. They find new technology at the site, which they plan to use against the Altararians. Meanwhile a secret organization called the Committee, which has controlled many economic events on Earth, finds it difficult to control Mars and its allied planets. As a result, to make themselves relevant in the changing world around them, they join with bigoted groups on Mars and Ganymede and in a secret deal with the Altararians to sabotage Mars efforts to arm itself against the expected Altararian invasion. Many characters on Earth, Mars and Ganymede battle this super secret group in their efforts to prepare Mars for the Altararian invasion. All these forces clash as Mars struggles to survive its confrontation with the Altararians and preserve its Utopian World of human androids and human immigrants.

Skeptic in the House of God

Author: James L. Kelley

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813524276

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 171

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James L. Kelley, a skeptic about religion, writes with insight and humor of his life as a member of St. Mark's, an Episcopal church that welcomes doubters without pressuring them to compromise their intellectual integrity. When Kelley first visited the church, he was well into his forties and searching for a respite from urban malaise. At the same time, he found himself filled with disquieting questions: How could he reconcile his convictions with the central purpose of the church - to worship a God he didn't believe in? Could he say the prayers and sing the hymns while remaining an honest skeptic? After fifteen years of full participation in a church that is open not only to skeptics but also to gay men and lesbians, blacks and Jews, where members are invited to critique Sunday sermons, and where hymns are rewritten to reflect feminist concerns, Kelley found that his agnosticism remained but his skepticism about church participation had disappeared. Modern urban life can be a sterile, isolating experience, yet in St. Mark's Kelley discovered a place of vibrant community, honest inquiry, and support over the hard places in life.

The Pastor's Ponderings

Author: Pastor Alta Chase-Raper

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490804951

Category: Religion

Page: 380

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A collection of ponderings full of wit and wisdom to inspire you, make you smile, and even laugh out loud. Sit down, relax, and take a moment to stroll down a sun-dappled roadway, climb the steps to an old country church, wade in a clear mountain stream, listen to the rushing water as it pours over river rocks, smell the fresh air after a rain, and soak in the beauty and grandeur of God's masterpiece found in the ever-changing panorama of the Great Smoky Mountains. You will enjoy a bit of history as well as introductions to some interesting folks who call this mountain paradise home. You won't want to miss the story of burning the palm fronds for Ash Wednesday-they sure smelled sweet, a bit like marijuana-and the "noises in the night" among many others, too funny for words. Each one, a feel-good story, intertwined with God's own Word.

The Food of Love

and Other Tales of Lovers, Dreamers and Schemers

Author: Melvyn Chase

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 1611392837

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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Love: Tender. Spiritual. Lustful. Liberating. Suffocating. A different truth, a different quest for each of these lovers, dreamers and schemers. Katherine McKenzie, a young woman living in Boston in 1918, yearns for love but is afraid of it. When tragedy sets her adrift, she returns to her rural Kansas roots where she rediscovers her past and confronts her fears. In a second story, a lonely and discouraged man finds new hope in the mystical message of an inspired dreamer who reached for the heavens. Is music truly the food of love? A pair of cautionary tales warns that no matter how sweet the song, one must always ask, “Who is the singer?” The dark side of love lurks here too—in those who love only themselves and pay the price for their wicked dreams. And there is a bittersweet tale of love remembered on the threshold of death. The final pages, sadder still, speak of love forgotten when remembrance of things past has faded. These are eternal tales of Love—its many faces, its many meanings. Includes Readers Guide

Seeds of Modern Drama

Author: Norris Houghton

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1476841462

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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(Applause Books). Five great forces Checkhov, Hauptmann, Ibsen, Strindberg and Zola dramatists whose work define, embrace and transcend the trends and genres of the modern stage, meet here in this extraordinary exhibition of their sustained and sustaining power in today's theatre. Includes Zola's Therese Raquin; Strindberg's Miss Julie; Ibsen's An Enemy of the People; Hauptmann's The Weavers; and Chekhov's The Seagull.

My Sexuality . . . My Canoe Trip

Author: Steve Natale

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453535500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 74

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This is a story of one man's struggle with living a double life, learning through experiences and realizing what is important a relationship with the Lord, family, and friends. It is the story of an uphill struggle filled with tribulations, disillusionments, elations, and bravado. It is written honestly with wit and intelligence. Steve's intent is to break down the Christian "Divides" because of human doctrines. This book is a classic example as to why "not everybody in ministry" should be eager to become teachers (preachers). Steve struggles with the fact divorced people are welcome at church. Homosexually oriented people aren't, so welcome, repentant or not, thus this book.

Book of Mormon Study Guide, Pt. 3

Helaman to Moroni

Author: Randal S. Chase

Publisher: Plain & Precious Publishing

ISBN: 1937901238

Category: Religion

Page: 340

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Helaman through Moroni. This volume is the third of three on the Book of Mormon. It covers the Book of Helaman through through the Book of Moroni. This includes the period of great wickedness just prior to the coming of Christ. We read of the missions of Nephi and Lehi, followed by Samuel the Lamanite. The signs of Christ's birth and death are given, followed by their fulfillment. Great destruction occurs on the American continent, and only the righteous survive in the Land of Bountiful. Christ appears to the Nephites, teaches and heals them, organizes His Church and ordains 12 disciples to lead them. After His departure, a Zion people live in peace for many years, then decline again into great wickedness. We read of the final days of the Nephites in the writings of Mormon and Moroni. We also read about the Jaredites, who were the first to inherit the land, long before Lehi's family arrived. In all, it covers 2,000 years of Jaredite history, and 469 years of Nephite history from 52 BC to 421 AD when the book of Moroni closes. The cover features a beautiful painting titled "Behold Your Little Ones," by Del Parson.

Church History Study Guide, Pt. 1

1805-1832

Author: Randal S. Chase

Publisher: Plain & Precious Publishing

ISBN: 1937901246

Category: Religion

Page: 386

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Church History 1805 to 1832. This volume is the first of three on Church History and the Doctrine and Covenants. It covers Church history and the revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants from the birth of Joseph Smith in 1805 through the beginnings of the Kirtland and Missouri periods. We learn concerning the First Vision, the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, the restoration of the priesthood, and many early revelations given to individual members of the Church. We study the organization of the Church in 1830 and the migration of the Saints to Kirtland, Ohio, where the law and order of the Church is given, the law of consecration begins, and spiritual gifts are manifested. We also read concerning the early events in Missouri, where the land of Zion is dedicated for the gathering of the Saints. In all, it covers 27 years of Church History, and covers sections 1-99 of the Doctrine and Covenants and the Joseph Smith History in the Pearl of Great Price. The cover features "Young Joseph," a painting of the Prophet Joseph Smith pondering in the Sacred Grove, by Walter Rane.

The Seduction of Water

Author: Carol Goodman

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345463500

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Iris Greenfeder, ABD (All But Dissertation), feels the “buts” are taking over her life: all but published, all but a professor, all but married. Yet the sudden impulse to write a story about her mother, Katherine Morrissey, leads to a shot at literary success. The piece recounts an eerie Irish fairy tale her mother used to tell her at bedtime—and nestled inside it is the sad story of her death. It captures the attention of her mother’s former literary agent, who is convinced that Katherine wrote one final manuscript before her strange, untimely end in a fire thirty years ago. So Iris goes back to the remote Hotel Equinox in the Catskills, the place where she grew up, to write her mother’s biography and search for the missing manuscript—and there she unravels a haunting mystery, one that holds more secrets than she ever expected. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Legends of Wrestling: "Classy" Freddie Blassie

Listen, You Pencil Neck Geeks

Author: Keith Elliot Greenberg,Classy Freddie Blassie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451604269

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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"Classy" Freddie Blassie is universally acknowledged as one of the most hated heels in wrestling history. Freddie really knew how to antagonize the fans -- how to "get heat." Death threats were frequent, enraged fans stabbed him twenty-one times, and he was even doused with acid. Undeterred, Blassie just took the action up a level. He reveled in being the heel. It was almost commonplace to see him biting his opponents and then spitting out their blood. Blassie would routinely "file" his teeth during interviews. His matches in Los Angeles' Olympic Auditorium brought him to the attention of Hollywood. Freddie's style and unpredictability made him a natural for the medium and he became one of the biggest draws in the wrestling business. In the early '60s, this notorious heel was invited to wrestle in Japan. Blassie both horrified and mesmerized sedate Japanese society. It was reported that a number of Japanese television viewers suffered fatal heart attacks after seeing Blassie bloody an opponent in the ring. A child of immigrants, Freddie grew up in a working-class neighborhood in south St. Louis. At seventeen, Freddie made his wrestling debut in a carnival. Unhappy with his choice of occupation, his family persuaded him to keep his "real" job, and for a while he worked as a meatcutter. But after serving in the Navy in World War II, Freddie returned to the world of wrestling, which was at the time still something of a carnival sideshow. Here he picked up his catch phrase: "pencil neck geek." Early in his career, Blassie wrestled on cards promoted by Jess McMahon, and would later work for both his son, Vincent James McMahon, and his grandson, Vincent Kennedy McMahon, the current owner of World Wrestling EntertainmentTM. Even after his active days in the ring came to an end, he showed that he still had the power to generate heat: "Classy" Freddie Blassie became the manager of heels, transferring to a whole new generation of wrestlers the style and knowledge that had made him a legend of wrestling. Blassie is still provoking the public, with his autobiography -- Legends of Wrestling: "Classy" Freddie Blassie -- Listen, You Pencil Neck Geeks -- written with Keith Elliot Greenberg. Freddie weaves vibrant tales of his days in wrestling with the likes of Hollywood Hulk Hogan, The Rock, George "The Animal" Steele, Capt. Lou Albano, John Tolos, The Destroyer, Killer Kowalski, Nikolai Volkoff, and the Iron Sheik. He frankly chronicles his dealings with colorful members of the wrestling fraternity and the promoters, even recounting the controversies -- like the infamous "boxer vs. wrestler" match with Muhammad Ali, who was managed by Blassie. His out-of-the-ring stories are equally compelling. Freddie details his countless sexual exploits and his three marriages. He reflects on the cult status that he gained after his song "Pencil Neck Geek" rocketed to the top of the Dr. Demento Show playlist. He recounts his touching relationship with comedian Andy Kaufman, who cast him in Breakfast with Blassie -- an underground classic in which Blassie uttered: "What the hell ever happened to the human race?"

Why Do They Lie About Speaking In Tongues

Author: Calvin Brown

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465334521

Category: Religion

Page: 71

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“Man will choose his position, money, and his status over the truth in the Bible.” – CALVIN BROWN There are individuals who believe that speaking in tongues is the only way to verify that the Holy Spirit is within you. Also, if you can’t speak in tongues then you can’t become a member of their church. These individuals have churches, books, websites, and their own denomination that practice this belief. Who needs to verify that the Holy Spirit is within you? Not man! – Jesus knows where He dwells Which gift is greatest? 1 Corinthians 14:2-5 Who said that everyone is going to get the same gift? The Bible does not say that!!! – Romans 12:4 – 6 & Corinthians 12:11 In this story, a born-again Christian is involved in a strange incident at a particular church that he was attending and now he is seeking answers. The incident involved the gift of speaking in tongues. A series of events occur while he is researching and studying the Bible for answers. His questions are answered by Him who matters most.