Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Author: Charles M. Blow
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544302587
Release Date: 2014-09-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A New York Times Notable Book | Lambda Literary Award Winner | Long-listed for the PEN Open Book Award “Charles Blow is the James Baldwin of our age.” — Washington Blade “[An] exquisite memoir . . . Delicately wrought and arresting.” — New York Times Universally praised on its publication, Fire Shut Up in My Bones is a pioneering journalist’s indelible coming-of-age tale. Charles M. Blow’s mother was a fiercely driven woman with five sons, brass knuckles in her glove box, and a job plucking poultry at a factory near their segregated Louisiana town, where slavery's legacy felt close. When her philandering husband finally pushed her over the edge, she fired a pistol at his fleeing back, missing every shot, thanks to “love that blurred her vision and bent the barrel.” Charles was the baby of the family, fiercely attached to his “do-right” mother. Until one day that divided his life into Before and After—the day an older cousin took advantage of the young boy. The story of how Charles escaped that world to become one of America’s most innovative and respected public figures is a stirring, redemptive journey that works its way into the deepest chambers of the heart. “Stunning . . . Blow’s words grab hold of you . . . [and] lead you to a place of healing.” — Essence “The memoir of the year.” — A. V. Club

Fire In My Bones A Walk Through Jeremiah

Author: Douglas Humphries
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781365070709
Release Date: 2016-08-11
Genre: Religion

“But if I say, ‘I will not mention him or speak anymore in his name,’ his word is in my heart like a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in. Indeed, I cannot.” - J. 20:9 Heinrich Ewald called Jeremiah, “the most human prophet.” To Douglas Humphries, he’s always been Jerry, “the prophet who talked back.” Unexpectedly, blessedly standing in opposition to everything he thought it took to be one of the faithful. Jeremiah’s story is one of rejection and destruction, tragic and yet profoundly hopeful. A true picture of what it costs to do the hard, right thing. What it means to follow God. What it means to even know God. And it found Douglas exactly when he needed it to. Part biblical analysis, part memoir, part confessional. As much a reaction to scripture as it is an investigation of it. This book brings new insight into an old, but all too familiar story. A new way to consider an old, but dear prophet.

Fire in My Bones

Author: Glenn Hinson
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812203011
Release Date: 2010-11-24
Genre: Religion

Glenn Hinson focuses on a single gospel program and offers a major contribution to our understanding not just of gospel but of the nature of religious experience. A key feature of African American performance is the layering of performative voices and the constant shifting of performative focus. To capture this layering, Hinson demonstrates how all the parts of the gospel program work together to shape a single whole, joining speech and song, performer and audience, testimony, prayer, preaching, and singing into a seamless and multifaceted service of worship. Personal stories ground the discussion at every turn, while experiential testimony fuels the unfolding arguments. Fire in My Bones is an original exploration of experience and belief in a community of African American Christians, but it is also an exploration of African American aesthetics, the study of belief, and the ethnographic enterprise.

Zwischen mir und der Welt

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 9783446251953
Release Date: 2016-02-01
Genre: Political Science

Wenn in den USA schwarze Teenager von Polizisten ermordet werden, ist das nur ein Problem von individueller Verfehlung? Nein, denn rassistische Gewalt ist fest eingewebt in die amerikanische Identität – sie ist das, worauf das Land gebaut ist. Afroamerikaner besorgten als Sklaven seinen Reichtum und sterben als freie Bürger auf seinen Straßen. In seinem schmerzhaften, leidenschaftlichen Manifest verdichtet Ta-Nehisi Coates amerikanische und persönliche Geschichte zu einem Appell an sein Land, sich endlich seiner Vergangenheit zu stellen. Sein Buch wurde in den USA zum Nr.-1-Bestseller und ist schon jetzt ein Klassiker, auf den sich zukünftig alle Debatten um Rassismus beziehen werden.

Christianity in 3D

Author: Larry Hart
Publisher: Truth Aflame Press
ISBN: 9780986278600
Release Date: 2015-01-04
Genre: Religion

An invitation to vital Christianity through an exploration of the practical implications of the doctrine of the Trinity, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the preaching, teaching, and healing ministry of Christ through His Body, the church. Praise for Christianity in 3D The Word, the Spirit, and the Community of Faith guide Hart’s heart in this endeavor. The reader will discover a God of infinite dimensions who desires to redeem, transform, and empower us and to involve us in the work of his kingdom—preaching, teaching, and healing. Hart as an author is a scholar and an evangelist. His commitment to truth and his passion for souls merge in this volume. Indeed truth is aflame here! —Dr. Thomson Mathew, Dean, College of Theology and Ministry, Oral Roberts University The life of faith is not supposed to be a dental appointment interrupted every now and again by falling asleep. Dr. Larry Hart calls us to put on the right glasses, turn them on and watch the adventure leap off the screen. Hart is a bold heart! And he summons us into the fray. A terrific book—if you’re not afraid of 3D! —Dr. Mark Rutland, Founder and President of Global Servants, Founder and Director of the National Institute of Christian Leadership Larry Hart of Oral Roberts University is one the most cheerful and positive Christians I have ever known. His new book, Christianity in 3D, glows with his personality and his joyful love of theology. A very good writer, Hart connects with the reader with a most readable summary of just who God is. If you love the Lord, you will love this book. —Dr. Vinson Synan, Dean Emeritus, Regent University School of Divinity

Prayer Journey Bible

Author: Elmer Towns
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 9780768489255
Release Date: 2011-10-18
Genre: Religion

Prayer is a relationship with God. The Prayer Journey Bible is prepared as a guide to help you know God and be transformed continually to be more like Him. Yours is a journey into the spiritual unknown, so be prepared to dig, compare, memorize, repent, and yes-experience God. Remember, prayer is a relationship with God for a purpose. You want to be transformed to be like Jesus. As you read the Prayer Journey Bible, you will find numbers in brackets, i.e. {501}, attached to various verses or events or statements about prayer. The number will guide you to a principle of prayer for a fuller explanation; or if you read these principles of prayer, you will be guided to places in Scripture for further reading. The notes of the Prayer Journey Bible are prepared to help you pray many different ways, with many attitudes, using many methods, concerning many requests. May this Prayer Journey Bible help you touch God; but more importantly, may God touch you.

Just for Men

Author: David Nichols
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 9781602669048
Release Date: 2007-08-01
Genre: Religion

Just for Men: A Practical Daily Devotional for Men" inspires, encourages, and strengthens the everyday man in his daily walk with God. Following topic-related scriptures, each days commentary is written in a straightforward, practical approach addressing real issues facing todays Christian man. (Christian)

Fusion

Author: Melissa Howell
Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
ISBN: 9780828025478
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Christian teenagers

If youve ever wanted to connect with God for real, this is the book for you. With a blend of side-splitting humor and Bible truth, Melissa and Greg Howell take you on a tour through the rough-and-tumble world of the Bible, stopping just long enough for you to hear God speak to you.Fusion will introduce you to Bible characters whose stories you may never have read. Youll also learn facts thatll blow you away, such as this one: Ancient rabbis prohibited people under 30 from reading Song of Solomon? What would life be like with God? This is the year to find out.

Called to the Fire

Author: Chet Bush
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781426759925
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This is the true story of Dr. Charles Johnson, an African American preacher who went to Mississippi in 1961 during the summer of the Freedom Rides. Fresh out of Bible School Johnson hesitantly followed his call to pastor in Mississippi, a hotbed for race relations during the early 1960’s. Unwittingly thrust into the heart of a national tragedy, the murder of three Civil Rights activists, he overcame fear and adversity to become a leader in the Civil Rights movement. As a key African American witness to take the stand in the trial famously dubbed the “Mississippi Burning” case by the FBI, Charles Johnson played a key role for the Federal Justice Department, offering clarity to the event that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This story of love, conviction, adversity, and redemption climaxes with a shocking encounter between Charles and one of the murderers. The reader will be riveted to the details of a gracious life in pursuit of the call of God from the pulpit to the streets, and ultimately into the courtroom.

St Landry Up From Slavery Then Came the Fire

Author: Leona W. Smith
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781456760335
Release Date: 2011-09-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Note: This isn't another Mississippi Burning or another Roots!! It's a true family legacy!! (Find it on Goodreads.com) From a child, Leona W. Smith was always intrigued by family stories told to her by her parents, grandparents, and close family friends. Birthed out of the intense desire of her mother (Shirley Mae LaVergne Williams) to discover more about her paternal roots, Leona set out on a journey to research her family’s history and discovered some amazing truths about her ancestors. Told through family records and stories handed down through many generations and through the use of true –to –life accounts obtained from Federal Slave Narratives set in Louisiana, St. Landry – Up From Slavery Then Came the Fire!! is an epic story deeply rooted in historical fact that spans over 300 years of the LaVergne and Williams families. From the shores of Africa to the rice fields of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana and beyond, St. Landry – Up From Slavery Then Came the Fire! explores the hardships, struggles, defeats and triumphs endued by the families through the cruel injustices of slavery, classism and racism. Most importantly, it also explores the families’ resolute faith in God and gives documented accounts and firsthand testimonies of the amazing, miraculous power of God at work in their lives down through the generations that has left a legacy of hope, courage, and success that still endures today.

Die Knochenuhren

Author: David Mitchell
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644047211
Release Date: 2016-03-11
Genre: Fiction

An einem verschlafenen Sommertag des Jahres 1984 begegnet die junge Holly Sykes einer alten Frau, die ihr im Tausch für «Asyl» einen kleinen Gefallen tut. Jahrzehnte werden vergehen, bis Holly Sykes genau versteht, welche Bedeutung die alte Frau dadurch für ihre Existenz bekommen hat. Die Knochenuhren folgt den Wendungen von Holly Sykes’ Leben von einer tristen Kindheit am Unterlauf der Themse bis zum hohen Alter an Irlands Atlantikküste, in einer Zeit, da Europa das Öl ausgeht. Ein Leben, das gar nicht so ungewöhnlich ist und doch punktiert durch seltsame Vorahnungen, Besuche von Leuten, die sich aus dem Nichts materialisieren, Zeitlöcher und andere kurze Aussetzer der Gesetze der Wirklichkeit. Denn Holly – Tochter, Schwester, Mutter, Hüterin – ist zugleich die unwissende Protagonistin einer mörderischen Fehde, die sich in den Schatten und dunklen Winkeln unserer Welt abspielt – ja, sie wird sich vielleicht sogar als deren entscheidende Waffe erweisen. Metaphysischer Thriller, moralische Betrachtung und Chronik unseres selbstzerstörerischen Handelns – dieser kaleidoskopische Roman mit seiner Vielfalt von Themen, Schauplätzen und Zeiten birst vor Erfindungsreichtum und jener Intelligenz, die David Mitchell zu einem der herausragenden Autoren seiner Generation gemacht hat.

Tongues of Fire

Author: Mary Beavers
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 9781597810135
Release Date: 2005-04-01
Genre: Religion

Committed to becoming an ambassador for Christ? Become a true disciple or evangelism teacher by studying God's orchestrated plan for discipleship and spiritual multiplication, from Genesis throughout the New Testament.