Telling the Truth

The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale

Author: Frederick Buechner

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 9780060611569

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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A fresh, creative look at the underlying meaning of the Gospels that stresses the many dimensions of God's relationship to humanity.

Istanbul war ein Märchen

Roman

Author: Mario Levi

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518737805

Category: Fiction

Page: 845

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Istanbul, die Stadt der tausend Seelen, der tausend Schicksale, der tausend Sprachen ... Seit Jahrhunderten haben Menschen aus allen Teilen Vorderasiens hier eine neue Heimat gefunden. Mario Levi, selbst ein Kind dieser Stadt, führt uns durch verschlungene Gassen und Wege in die Hinterhöfe und kleinen Geschäfte der Menschen, die dort leben. Ausgehend von seiner eigenen Familie, erzählt er vom Miteinander der vielen Völker und Kulturen, von Juden, Griechen, Armeniern und Türken, und entwirft dabei ein großartiges Panorama dieser Perle am Bosporus.

Wunschdenken

ein religiöses ABC

Author: Frederick Buechner

Publisher: Theologischer Verlag Zürich

ISBN: 3290174271

Category: Religion

Page: 129

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Frederick Buechner buchstabiert die Grundworte unserer religiosen Sprache neu, und zwar auf eine so uberraschende, lebensnahe und witzige Weise, dass man nach der Lekture dieses religiosen ABC vieles anders sieht. Verstaubte oder gar verblichene Worte wie Gnade, Sunde und Rechtfertigung bekommen einen neuen Glanz, es wird deutlich, wie sehr die Kernworte des christlichen Glaubens auf Lebenserfahrungen bezogen sind. Wunschdenken ist ein Lexikon fur jene, bei denen Glauben und kritisches Denken zusammengehoren: Zweifel sind wie kribblige Ameisen in den Hosen. Sie sorgen dafur, dass dein Glaube wach und lebendig bleibt.. Ein Buch voller Witz und Weisheit, urteilte die New York Times Book Review, wach, geistvoll und unterhaltend, die Chicago Tribune. Wann war Theologie je so erhellend und amusant, so gut geschrieben und vergnuglich zu lesen?. Was genau bedeutet, das schlage man unter W nach. Will sagen: was ich denke und wunsche, dass es bedeutet a Frederick Buechner, Jahrgang 1926, Schriftsteller und Theologe, lebt in Vermont und Florida (USA). Er hat mit seinen Buchern in den Vereinigten Staaten grossen Erfolg gehabt, Schriftsteller wie John Irving beeinflusst, den National Book Award (1952), Critic's Choice Books Award (1990) und andere Ehrungen erhalten. Sein Roman Godric erhielt eine Nomination fur den Pulitzer Prize.

Licht und Zorn

Roman

Author: Lauren Groff

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446254285

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Lottos Charme bezwingt jeden, Mathildes Schönheit wirft ein Schimmern an jede Wand. Sie lieben und begehren einander, sie heiraten, ziehen nach New York. Ihre Partys sind legendär, und irgendwann feiert Lotto Triumphe als Dramatiker. Ist das glückliche Fügung, oder lenkt hier jemand mit kühlem Verstand die Geschicke? Ahnt Lotto, welchen Zorn Mathilde hinter ihrem Lächeln verbirgt? In einer vor Energie pulsierenden Sprache entwirft Lauren Groff das Bild einer Ehe, hinter deren Glanz sich schleichend etwas Dunkleres offenbart. Denn die Geschichte von Lotto und Mathilde kann auch ganz anders erzählt werden.

The Ransomed Heart

A Collection of Devotional Readings

Author: John Eldredge

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418585742

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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For millions of people, reading the writings of John Eldredge has been a deep and profound experience, generating a hunger to integrate his ideas and insights into their daily lives. Meeting that need in an innovative way, The Ransomed Heart features 365 daily readings gleaned from John's best-known works, including Wild at Heart, Captivating, Waking the Dead, The Journey of Desire, The Sacred Romance, and Epic. More than a daily devotional, this volume is a portable library that will prompt readers to soulful reflection and deeper intimacy with God.

Kleine Meerjungfrauen und hässliche Entlein

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783806749731

Category:

Page: 94

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6 bekannte Märchen von Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) u.a. äDäumelinchenä, äDer standhafte Zinnsoldatä, äDie Nachtigallä, äDie Prinzessin auf der Erbseä. - Ab 8.

Feuer und Blut - Erstes Buch

Aufstieg und Fall des Hauses Targaryen von Westeros

Author: George R.R. Martin

Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag

ISBN: 3641233399

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

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Wie alles begann! Die packende Vorgeschichte um die Herrschaft des Königshauses Targaryen. Was für Tolkiens Fans das Silmarillion ist, erscheint nun von George R.R. Martin – die epische Vorgeschichte von »Das Lied von Eis und Feuer« / »Game of Thrones«! Drei Jahrhunderte, bevor die Serie beginnt, eroberte Aegon Targaryen mit seinen Schwestergemahlinnen und ihren drei Drachen den Kontinent Westeros. 280 Jahre währte die Herrschaft seiner Nachkommen. Sie überstanden Rebellion und Bürgerkrieg – bis Robert Baratheon den irren König Aerys II. vom Eisernen Thron stürzte. Dies ist die Geschichte des großen Hauses Targaryen, niedergeschrieben von Erzmaester Gyldayn, transkribiert von George R.R. Martin.

How Far Down Dare I Drink?

Promises Greater Than Dreams

Author: Horton Davies

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878529

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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This volume of sermons reflects Davies' imaginary qualities as he puts himself in the shoes of both biblical characters and the members of his congregation, using Christological exegesis and his love of art to produce compassionate, credible, and relevant sermons.

Peter Pan

Author: James Matthew Barrie

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257608616

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Kommen Sie mit auf die Insel Nimmerland, wo Peter Pan wohnt, Anführer der Verlorenen Jungs, die nie erwachsen werden wollen. Fiebern Sie mit, wenn sie Abenteuer gegen Captain Hook bestehen, und lassen Sie sich von der Geschichte um das Mädchen Wendy berühren.

The Preacher as Storyteller

The Power of Narrative in the Pulpit

Author: Austin B. Tucker

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 080546462X

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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The Preacher as Storyteller takes a skills-development approach to its timely homiletics topic. In short, author Austin B. Tucker reasons that “You can greatly improve your preaching by sharpening storytelling skills . . . A story can touch the latch spring of the heart to let the life-changing gospel come in.” To that end, he focuses upon the art of narrative and how it is used in the Bible (particularly by Jesus) and profiles great preachers throughout history and into today who have displayed a great gift for effective storytelling in their ministry.

Twelve Parables of Jesus

Author: Maxie D. Dunnam

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 0687490006

Category: Religion

Page: 143

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11 sessions. "More than one-third of Jesus' recorded teaching is in the form of parables...Why did Jesus choose to teach in parables? A story catches the attention, fires the imagination...We find ourselves identifying with the characters...they inspire us to respond and to act.Through the parables we can see the world in which Jesus lived."- from the introduction

Catching Light

Looking for God in the Movies

Author: Roy M. Anker

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802827951

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 402

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Examines nineteen popular films, such as The Godfather trilogy, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, and American Beauty, and shows how they convey a range of striking perspectives on the human encounter with God. Original.

The Parables

A Preaching Commentary

Author: Paul Simpson Duke

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 0687090490

Category: Religion

Page: 127

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"Another book on the parables? Why? Because Paul Duke hears possibilities for preaching the parables that the rest of us miss. Duke makes preliminary observations, sketches historical context, pursues literary structure, pauses over how details of the text would fall on the ears of ancient listeners, and offers reflections for preaching. This book would be an ideal basis for a sermon series."--BOOK JACKET.

Surprised by Laughter Revised and Updated

The Comic World of C.S. Lewis

Author: Terry Lindvall

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1595554793

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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For C. S. Lewis, merriment was serious business, and like no book before it, Surprised by Laughter explains why. Author Terry Lindvall takes readers on a highly amusing and deeply meaningful journey through the life and letters of one of the most beloved Christian thinkers and writers. As Lindvall shows, the unique magic of Lewis's approach was his belief that explosive and infectious joy dwells deep in the heart of Christian faith. Readers can never fully understand Lewis, his life or his legacy until they learn to laugh with him.

Sin: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author: Derek R. Nelson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567325512

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Christianity concerns itself with salvation. But salvation implies something from which one must be saved, as reconciliation implies an estrangement and redemption a loss. The classical theological symbol naming the problem to which salvation is the solution is sin. Interpreting the meaning of sin, however, has become difficult for two reasons: sin has become a taboo subject in popular discourse, and has acquired an extremely broad meaning in recent theology. Sin: A Guide for the Perplexed is intended as a mid-level, comprehensive introduction to the notion of sin and its significance for Christian theology. Nelson situates and interprets biblical material on sin, and then offers a lucid history of the doctrine. He elucidates Augustine's conception of original sin and defends it against its many caricatures. Special attention is paid to sin as an ordinary, yet highly interruptive, phenomenon in the lives of individuals. This is supplemented by a careful look at the non-individualistic dimensions of sin, and an appreciation of how sin relates to other key theological commitments.

Effective Bible Teaching

Author: James C. Wilhoit,Leland Ryken

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 144124042X

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Why does Bible study flourish in some churches and small groups and not in others? In this updated edition of a trusted classic, two Christian education specialists provide readers with the knowledge and methods needed to effectively communicate the message of the Bible. The book offers concrete guidance for mastering a biblical text, interpreting it, and applying its relevance to life. Its methods, which have been field-tested for twenty-five years, help pastors, teachers, and ministry students improve their classroom skills. Readers will learn how to develop the "big idea" of a passage and allow the text itself to suggest creative teaching methods. This new edition has been updated throughout and explores the changed landscape of Bible study over the past two decades. Readable and interdisciplinary in approach, this book will help a new generation of Bible students teach in a purposeful and unified way.

Speaking to Teenagers

How to Think About, Create, and Deliver Effective Messages

Author: Doug Fields,Duffy Robbins

Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN: 0310669693

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Get ready for a crash course in effective communication. More than just a book on how to "do talks," Speaking to Teenagers combines the experience and wisdom of two veteran youth ministry speakers, along with insightful research and practical tools, to help you develop messages that engage students with the love of Christ and the power of his Word.Whether you1re crafting a five-minute devotional or a 30-minute sermon, Speaking to Teenagers is essential to understanding and preparing great messages.Together, Doug Fields and Duffy Robbins show you how they craft their own messages and give you the tools to do it yourself. They'll guide you, step-by-step, through the process of preparing and delivering meaningful messages that effectively communicate to your students.Fields and Robbins walk you through three dimensions of a message - the speaker, the listener, and the message itself‹and introduce you to the concept and principles of inductive communication. You1ll also get helpful tips on finding illustrations for your talk and using them for maximum impact, as well as insights on reading your audience and effective body language.As Speaking to Teenagers guides you toward becoming a more effective communicator, you'll find that this book's practical principles will positively impact the way you view, treat, and communicate to teenagers.

1812

Napoleons Feldzug in Russland

Author: Adam Zamoyski

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406631711

Category: History

Page: 720

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Napoleons Feldzug in Rußland war das vielleicht größte militärische Desaster aller Zeiten und eine menschliche Tragödie von beispiellosen Ausmaßen das erste historische Beispiel eines totalen Krieges. Adam Zamoyski hat mit 1812 das meisterhafte Epos über die Hybris eines Eroberers, den Wahnsinn des Krieges und einen der dramatischsten Wendepunkte der Weltgeschichte geschrieben. Das Ergebnis ist ein unvergeßliches Buch, das Geschichte so hautnah erzählt, wie es nur wenigen Autoren gelingt. "Ich konnte nicht schlafen, nachdem ich 1812 gelesen hatte. Eine der überwältigendsten Geschichten, die je erzählt wurden." Christopher Woodward "So brillant geschrieben, dass es unmöglich ist, das Buch aus der Hand zu legen& Ein Meistererzähler am Werk." Michael Burleigh "Mitreißend& Zamoyskis Darstellung des Feldzugs von 1812 ist ein Musterbeispiel an Eleganz und Klarheit." T. J. Binyon "Ein absolut bewundernswertes Buch." Antony Beevor

The Senses of Preaching

Author: N.A

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780804215701

Category: Religion

Page: 99

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Written in conversational style, The Senses of Preaching is a thought-provoking book using anecdotes to take a careful look at the relationship between preachers and congregations. Thomas Long provides insight into faith and life as well as preaching and homiletics. He offers preachers a better understanding of the whole concept of their craft and complements it with sermon-starter ideas. This compact volume shows preachers how to develop and implement a preaching experience that encourages the hearing of the gospel.