Author: Robert J. Cottle
Release Date: 2017-04-12
The Bible is constantly condemned as outdated, legalistic and irrelevant, yet it’s widely owned and cherished worldwide. Despite ownership it often lies unread and scarcely believed, even by Christians. The reason – it’s not accepted as the infallible word of God, but worse many reject it as fictitious and immaterial. This book directly addresses the truth and relevance of the Bible and questions issues such as: • Was there really a talking snake in the Garden of Eden? • How could Moses possibly write a factual account of creation 2,500 years after the event? • Are abortion and homosexuality ok? • Are Heaven and Hell real places? • Are God and Allah the same God? • What is the Trinity? Robert skilfully demonstrates the answers through direct scripture quotation with little writer’s bias. Paul tells Timothy; “all scripture is God breathed” and in Genesis we read; “God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being”. If the followers of Jesus inhale the God breathed scriptures their souls will truly abound with life. This book sets out to inspire Christians to believe God at his word.
Author: Armando Maggi
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2015-07-21
Genre: Literary Criticism
Fairy tales are supposed to be magical, surprising, and exhilarating, an enchanting counterpoint to everyday life that nonetheless helps us understand and deal with the anxieties of that life. Today, however, fairy tales are far from marvelous—in the hands of Hollywood, they have been stripped of their power, offering little but formulaic narratives and tame surprises. If we want to rediscover the power of fairy tales—as Armando Maggi thinks we should—we need to discover a new mythic lens, a new way of approaching and understanding, and thus re-creating, the transformative potential of these stories. In Preserving the Spell, Maggi argues that the first step is to understand the history of the various traditions of oral and written narrative that together created the fairy tales we know today. He begins his exploration with the ur-text of European fairy tales, Giambattista Basile’s The Tale of Tales, then traces its path through later Italian, French, English, and German traditions, with particular emphasis on the Grimm Brothers’ adaptations of the tales, which are included in the first-ever English translation in an appendix. Carrying his story into the twentieth century, Maggi mounts a powerful argument for freeing fairy tales from their bland contemporary forms, and reinvigorating our belief that we still can find new, powerfully transformative ways of telling these stories.
Year after year CBSE has been introducing changes in the curriculum of various classes. We, at Oswaal Books, closely follow every change made by the Board and endeavour to equip students with the latest study material to prepare for the Examinations. The latest offering from us are these NCERT & CBSE Question Banks. These provide comprehensive practice material for every chapter. They are prepared by ‘Oswaal Editorial Board' comprising of experienced teachers who have translated their expertise into framing important questions from every chapter for a wholesome learning experience. Some benefits of using Oswaal Question Banks are: • Question Banks are strictly as per the Latest NCERT Textbook (2018-19) edition & Exemplar Books with a variety of Questions • A synopsis of Important Points from every chapter included • HOT's Questions for conceptual understanding • Marking Scheme and the Prescribed Word limit followed • Mind maps (Mathematics, Science, Social Science) and Grammar Charts (English) for focused learning • Video Links are given for each chapter for a Digital Learning Experience
Author: Martin Ashwood-Smith
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 2004-03-01
What better way is there to spend a half-hour than by curling up with a creative and challenging crossword? You’re sure to enjoy many hours of brain-stretching fun with these lively and engaging puzzlers. Each of the more than 70 examples has been designed to be completed in just 30 minutes-but don’t make the mistake of thinking they’re easy. You’ll have to work quickly and correctly if you’re to complete them in the allotted time. This outstanding collection includes such engaging themes as “On the Q.T.,” “DJ Culture,” “Spaghetti Western,” “Fill in the Blanks,” and “To the Shores of Triple-E.” The answers for each are included, just in case you get stuck.
There is a magic about cats that is both alluring and dangerous. Now, just in time for Halloween, come three bewitching Regency tales that prove that when felines intervene in the lives of mortals, true love follows. Included are Hollbrook's "A Fairy Tail, " Nancy Lawrence's "A Bewitching Minx, " and Hayley Ann Solomon's "The Black Cat."
Author: Martin Wallen
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Release Date: 2006-12-15
Foxes live throughout the world in widely different habitats from forest to desert to the Arctic. What is surprising, though, is that scientists admit that very little is actually known about the lives and habits of foxes. The reason, which this book explores in depth, is that foxes are almost universally despised as being wicked. From the time of Aristotle, naturalists have succumbed to the general bias against foxes, either openly asserting that foxes are barely worthy of consideration or worrying about the health threat they pose. While this low regard is understandable, since foxes steal chickens and have a strong odour, they are strikingly beautiful animals possessed of a startling intelligence. Throughout Europe and Asia, folk tales and myths have built up around the fox, depicting it variously as unrepentant thief and seducer, shapeshifter and deceiver, as an outlaw whose primary purpose is to disrupt human social order. The fear and loathing people feel (paradoxically mixed with fascination) toward foxes are reflected in the many fox-terms that have entered different languages. In Japan, for example, various plants are identified with fox-names to indicate how they are supposedly used by foxes in an alternate universe. The contradictory attitudes toward foxes are exemplified in America and Europe by their classification as vermin at the same time as they are preserved and propagated by foxhunters and fur trappers, and depicted as loveable furry creatures in the movies.