Author: Charlotte Gambill
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2015-06-02
Find strength in the struggle, passion to persist, wisdom when you're weary, and joy for the journey. If you've ever been on a long trip with small children you've no doubt heard, "Are we there yet?" Maybe you've even said those exact words or felt that same way as you have journeyed with God. Midway is where these feelings of frustration and impatience are most commonly felt. It's also where our hidden doubts find their voice. Where most beginnings start with energy and expectation for all that is ahead, and endings bring the joy of completion as you arrive at your desired destination, the middle is very different. This midpoint can too quickly become a low point, as energy is lacking and enthusiasm wanes. Yet how well you handle the middle reveals what is in the middle of you. The disciples found—in the middle of a lake—a revelation of Jesus that they had never seen on the shore. In the middle is where new navigational skills are found. It's also where some of the most significant lessons are learned. Join Charlotte Gambill in this compelling, story-driven message that shows through biblical teaching and life application how those who persist through the middle will find that miracles await them on the other side.
During the Middle Ages, Mary was the most powerful of saints, and the combination of her humanity and her proximity to the divine captured the medieval imagination. Her importance is nowhere more clearly reflected than in the genre of “Miracles of the Virgin,” short narrative accounts of Mary’s miraculous intercessory powers. These stories tend to fit a basic narrative pattern in which Mary saves a devoted believer from spiritual or physical danger—but beneath this surface simplicity, the Miracles frequently evoke fine or revealing theological, social, and cultural distinctions. They are remarkably various in tone, ranging from the darkly serious to the comically scandalous, and many display anti-Semitism to a greater degree or with greater punch than do other medieval genres. Mary herself takes on a variety of characteristics, appearing as dominant and persuasive more often than she appears as gentle and maternal. This volume offers a small but representative sampling of what survives of this literature in the English language. The Middle English has been helpfully glossed and annotated, and is lightly modernized for ease of reading; one particularly challenging story is translated in facing-page format. The “In Context” sections provide relevant biblical passages and medieval versions of the Christian prayers frequently evoked in the miracles; additional samples of Marian poetry and medieval illustrations of Marian miracles are also included.
Author: Graham H. Twelftree
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2011
"The miracle stories of the founders and saints of the major world religions have much in common. Written by international experts, this Companion provides an authoritative and comparative study of miracles in not only Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity and Judaism, but also, indigenous religions. The authors promote a discussion of the problems of miracles in our largely secular culture, and of the value of miracles in religious belief. The miracles of Jesus are also contextualized through chapterson the Hebrew Bible, classical culture to the Romans, Second Temple and early rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity. This book provides students with a scholarly introduction to miracles, which also covers philosophical, medical and historical issues"--
Author: Mary A. Monroe
Release Date: 2005-12-28
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Marvin begins his first day of eighth grade feeling like a loser -- fat and depressed. After all, he wasn’t the smartest kid there ever was, and even his school – Monty Middle – tried to hide him, with 11 other “nobodies,” in Room 122 in the back of the school in a special “Drop Out Prevention” D.O.P. class. But then “miracles” begin to happen the day Mr. Martin, a charismatic African-American writer turned teacher, walks into his class. He’s a teacher like no other, who helps Marvin, along with pals Markus, Quinesha, Roberto, Luis, Danielle, and others from the culturally-diverse class believe in themselves, and together they create miracles. Do you believe in miracles? You will, after reading Miracle at Monty Middle School. Perfect for middle and high school classrooms: “My students and I really enjoyed Miracle at Monty Middle School. It is an inspiring book taking a bunch of kids who think they are nobodies and turning them into kids who believed in themselves.” Sheila Berry, Middle School Language Arts Teacher, West Palm Beach, Florida “This is what we live and relate to every day, Mon. through Fri. The book takes you through the reality of being a middle school teacher. Unless you’ve been there, you wouldn’t really know what goes on behind closed doors. It’s a great book. I think students would enjoy reading this book instead of the textbooks we have now.” Anna Sterling, Middle School Language Arts Teacher, West Palm Beach, Florida Book available in Spanish
Author: Jan de Vries
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-06-10
Genre: Health & Fitness
In this controversial book Jan de Vries considers modern miracles as well as the 'miracle of Lourdes'. He discusses witch doctors and what he has personally witnessed in the Far East. He warns against exorcism and talks of the many 'possessed' people he has treated. He also shares with his readers some of the mysterious ways that alternative medicine has worked 'miracles' for thousands of patients.
Author: Dr Joshua R Eyler
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date: 2013-04-28
Genre: Literary Criticism
What do we mean when we talk about disability in the Middle Ages? This volume brings together dynamic scholars working on the subject in medieval literature and history, who use the latest approaches from the field to address this central question. Contributors discuss such standard medieval texts as the Arthurian Legend, The Canterbury Tales and Old Norse Sagas, providing an accessible entry point to the field of medieval disability studies to medievalists. The essays explore a wide variety of disabilities, including the more traditionally accepted classifications of blindness and deafness, as well as perceived disabilities such as madness, pregnancy and age. Adopting a ground-breaking new approach to the study of disability in the medieval period, this provocative book will interest medievalists and scholars of disability throughout history.
Author: Myungji Yang
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: 2018-03-15
Myungji Yang’s From Miracle to Mirage is a critical account of the trajectory of state-sponsored middle-class formation in Korea in the second half of the twentieth century. Yang’s book offers a compelling story of the reality behind the myth of middle-class formation. Capturing the emergence, reproduction, and fragmentation of the Korean middle class, From Miracle to Mirage traces the historical process through which the seemingly successful state project of building a middle-class society resulted in a mirage. Yang argues that profitable speculation in skyrocketing prices for Seoul real estate led to mobility and material comforts for the new middle class. She also shows that the fragility inherent in such developments was embedded in the very formation of that socioeconomic group. Taking exception to conventional views, Yang emphasizes the role of the state in producing patterns of class structure and social inequality. She demonstrates the speculative and exclusionary ways in which the middle class was formed. Domestic politics and state policies, she argues, have shaped the lived experiences and identities of the Korean middle class. From Miracle to Mirage gives us a new interpretation of the reality behind the myth. Yang’s analysis provides evidence of how in cultural and objective terms the country’s rapid, compressed program of economic development created a deeply distorted distribution of wealth.
Author: Hanna Schissler
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2001
Exploring postwar German history, literature and film, this text examines the lives of real people to learn how they experienced and represented the institutions and social forces that shaped their lives and defined the wider culture.
Ready, Set, Take Off! Make sure your tray table is secure and your seat is in its upright position as you get ready to encounter God’s supernatural power! Written by a professional pilot and airline captain, The Miracle Landing launches you into a fascinating spiritual realm that many have yet to experience. You will read about amazing, miraculous, out-of-this-world, true-life incidents—that are absolutely God. Filled with suspense, twists and turns, and fast-paced supernatural action, you will find it hard to stop reading because the book shares astonishing insights into the divine, leaving you inspired, encouraged, hopeful, and blessed. The Miracle Landing reveals how you can discover and encounter God, and position yourself to receive the miraculous from the miracle-working God of the Universe. You will be captivated by the modern-day, high-flying stories that bring the Scriptures to life within you—taking your spirit to heights beyond your most vivid imagination directly into God’s love.
Author: Dr Anne Kirkham
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date: 2014-05-28
Wounds were a potent signifier reaching across all aspects of life in Europe in the middle ages, and their representation, perception and treatment is the focus of this volume. Following a survey of the history of medical wound treatment in the middle ages, paired chapters explore key themes situating wounds within the context of religious belief, writing on medicine, status and identity, and surgical practice. The final chapter reviews the history of medieval wounding through the modern imagination. Adopting an innovative approach to the subject, this book will appeal to all those interested in how past societies regarded health, disease and healing and will improve knowledge of not only the practice of medicine in the past, but also of the ethical, religious and cultural dimensions structuring that practice.
The Miracle of Me is funny, romantic, and ultimately heartbreakinga winning offbeat mix of Six Feet Under and Eat Pray Love. While growing up in the eccentric family of undertakers, Alice Snow learned firsthand about death and impact on the living. As a young woman, she traveled the world, boarding with Dutch nuns who were entranced by the novelty of stove-top popcorn and witnessing the crushing poverty of Bolivia firsthand. Through these journeys, she learned that no oppression, grief or suffering could permanently crush the human spirit, or deny human beings of their power of hope. Love swept into her life and changed it forever, when she met Floyd, a handsome pilot who spoke to her soul. Their lifelong romance broke all of the rules and sustained them both through tremendous difficultiesincluding the challenge of facing their own mortality. Alice Snow has been living with a brain tumor the past fifteen years. Her doctor told her many times, she was at deaths door, but she never believed them. She held fast to the belief that her life was meant to serve a higher purposethe purpose of inspiring others to lead their best lives through service, spirituality, and recognition of lifes precious gifts. This faith has been the key to her miraculous survival, and she is in a unique position to impart this powerful, positive message to her readers.
Author: Claire Porter
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Release Date: 2010-10-12
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Seventy Thousand Veils is an in depth guide to the topic of universal energy and helps readers forge a more meaningful connection with the world. It sheds light on dowsing, crop circles, ley lines, holy relics, the occult, exorcism, and angels both good and evil and probes how all of these emit extraordinary energy frequencies that ultimately impact on mankind for better or for worse.