Author: Robert Lacey
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-06-30
Saudi Arabia is a country defined by paradox: it sits atop some of the richest oil deposits in the world, and yet the country's roiling disaffection produced sixteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers. It is a modern state, driven by contemporary technology, and yet its powerful religious establishment would have its customs and practices rolled back to match those of the Prophet Muhammed over a thousand years ago. In a world where events in the Middle East continue to have geopolitical consequences far beyond the region's boundaries, an understanding of this complex nation is essential. With Inside the Kingdom, British journalist and bestselling author Robert Lacey has given us one of the most penetrating and insightful looks at Saudi Arabia ever produced. More than twenty years after he first moved to the country to write about the Saudis at the end of the oil boom, Lacey has returned to find out how the consequences of the boom produced a society at war with itself. Filled with stories told by a broad range of Saudis, from high princes and ambassadors to men and women on the street, Inside the Kingdom is in many ways the story of the Saudis in their own words.
Author: Carmen Bin Ladin
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2007-07-31
Osama bin Laden's former sister-in-law provides a penetrating, unusually intimate look into Saudi society and the bin Laden family's role within it, as well as the treatment of Saudi women. On September 11th, 2001, Carmen bin Ladin heard the news that the Twin Towers had been struck. She instinctively knew that her ex-brother-in-law was involved in these horrifying acts of terrorism, and her heart went out to America. She also knew that her life and the lives of her family would never be the same again. Carmen bin Ladin, half Swiss and half Persian, married into and later divorced from the bin Laden family and found herself inside a complex and vast clan, part of a society that she neither knew nor understood. Her story takes us inside the bin Laden family and one of the most powerful, secretive, and repressed kingdoms in the world.
Author: Raymond Barrett
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2010-12-15
Sun, sea, shopping, roaring nightlife, the world's tallest building, seven-star resort hotels and sprawling championship golf courses...these all come to mind when thinking about Dubai, the newest and most luxurious hotspot for business and leisure. But what lurks behind this glitzy glamour-town? Raymond Barrett investigates, and finds some fascinating results. Incredibly topical, Dubai Dreams is a must-read for anyone seeking a journey to the 'Las Vegas of the East' themselves, or those interested in seeing the truth behind all the bling. Far from being solely a "billionaire's paradise," Barrett discovers the myriad of other people who live in, work in, and visit Dubai, each revealing a new facet of the Arabian city-state. Dubai boasts not only the world's largest man-made island, but also a extraordinarily varied population, consisting of expatriates from all over the world -- India, China, England, the Philippines -- Barrett explores the city, leading the reader to discover what lies below the gleaming skyline, not just malls and sport courts, but also mosques and temples, courthouses and speakeasies - making it the first book to look behind the scenes at Dubai as a whole, in terms of life, business and culture.
Russell McAfee, dynamic yet down-to-earth, is called to minister God's message of salvation through Jesus Christ to the world. From Chicago, Illinois, Russell is anointed by God to deliver a word that will encourage and empower. He uses his life experiences of growing up poor in the inner city of Chicago and the trials of being raised by a single mother along with strong biblical teaching to show each believer how to rise above mental and societal barriers to live under the authority of Christ. In full-time ministry for over 9 years, Russell shares practical life strategies that will confidently carry you through your week. Russell's weekly thirty-minute television program as well as more than 7 years spent on local radio in the Hammond and Chicagoland area has reached thousands. Today, as senior pastor of Kingdom Christian Center, he devotes his entire life to sharing the Gospel and encouraging the Christian to stay strong and fight the good fight of faith!
Author: John R. Bradley
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Genre: Political Science
Saudi Arabia: land of oil, terrorism, Islamic fundamentalism, and a crucial American ally. As the only Western journalist to have extensively worked in the Saudi Kingdom, John R. Bradley is uniquely able to expose the turmoil that is shaking the House of Saud to its foundations. From the heart of the secretive Islamic kingdom's urban centers to its most remote mountainous terrain, from the homes of royalty to the slums of its poorest inhabitants, he provides intimate details and reveals underlying regional, religious, and tribal rivalries. Bradley highlights tensions generated by social change, focuses on the educational system, the increasing restlessness of Saudi youth faced with limited opportunities for cultural and political expression, and the predicament of Saudi women seeking opportunities but facing constraints. What are the implications for the Sauds and the West? This book offers a startling look at the present predicament and a troubling view of the future.
Author: Steven P. Sappington
Release Date: 2010-12
What does the Bible really say about money? Are we supposed to give everything away? Is profit a bad word? What's the best investment you can make now? How do you decide if it's right for you? What are the components of an ideal investment? What does the Bible say about retirement? How much should you keep in your accounts?
In Rediscovering the Kingdom, Myles Munroe challenges all Christians to examine their ideologies and concepts. This 40-day journal and study guide will guide you through this book of wonderful self discovery and help you to put the concepts you learn into practice. Discover a whole new world: Use the questions to examine your current ideologies. Use the applications to retrain your daily walk. Use the meditations to change your worldview. This journal is designed to check both heart and mind as they bring Kingdom principles to bear in our daily walk. The philosophy of the Kingdom is made possible through the exercises and meditations, useful for self-study or in a group. Exposure to the ideologies is just the beginning---watch out for a new world of reality ahead.
The Father is about to send the wind of the Spirit to ignite the fire of God in the heart of every believer, even those with smoldering wicks (Matt. 12:20). The fire will be so intense that believers will be radiant with the glory of God. Every born-again believer will shine with this light by the time Jesus comes for His bride, the church, if they will just let him. It will be like a flash of lightning (Luke 9:29). God has told many that there will be a few that will be clothed in this light first. They will then go forth and see multitudes clothed in this magnificent light of God’s glory. Prophets say that the world will be so amazed at the light that they will actually think we are wearing some technological device, like fiber optics, in our clothing! This book is designed to bring you to that place in the last great awakening where you will explode with His power. Are you ready for the supernatural like you’ve never seen before? Are you ready to see the millions coming to Christ? Everything that Lord has ever done before, He will do again in this last Kingdom revival!
Author: Gerald L. Posner
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Political Science
Explores the secret alliance between the United States and the ruling family of Saudi Arabia, revealing details of the impact of the Saudis on American businesses and politics, including big oil interests and covert military plans.
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
Release Date: 2017-04-17
In den vergangenen 150 Jahren wurden von der Entdeckung des Penizillins über die Entschlüsselung der menschlichen DNS bis zum Nachweis des Higgs-Bosons kolossale Fortschritte gemacht. Doch an einer der drängendsten Fragen der Menschheitsgeschichte - Wo liegt der Ursprung der menschlichen Sprache? - scheitert die Wissenschaft bis heute. Das hat, wie Tom Wolfe genüsslich darlegt, führende Forscher von Charles Darwin bis Noam Chomsky jedoch zu keiner Zeit davon abgehalten, grandiose Erfolge zu verkünden, die gar keine waren, Konkurrenten zu diffamieren, anstatt eigene Fehler einzugestehen, und generell des Kaisers neue Kleider in den schillerndsten Farben zu beschreiben. In Das Königreich der Sprache vertritt Wolfe die These, wonach die Sprache die erste kulturelle Leistung des Menschen und somit nicht mit der Evolutiontheorie oder wissenschaftlicher Systematik zu erklären ist.
The penultimate book in Garth Nix's masterpiece series! The secret of his own identity. The identity of The Architect. The complete Will of the House. The fulfillment of his fate. Arthur Penhaligon is getting closer and closer to these things... but not without risks, conflict, and adventure.
Author: George Clayton Foulk
Release Date: 2008
Based on a diary detailing a 900-mile journey by sedan chair through southern Korea in the 1880s—written by one of the few Westerners at the time who could speak Korean—Inside the Hermit Kingdom is an account like no other. It gives readers a rare glimpse of the kingdom of Choson in its pristine condition, before the intrusion of the outside world.