Author: Martin Fletcher
Release Date: 2010-09-28
From the much lauded author of Breaking News comes a version of Walking the Bible just for Israel. With its dense history of endless conflict and biblical events, Israel's coastline is by far the most interesting hundred miles in the world. As longtime chief of NBC's Tel Aviv news bureau, Martin Fletcher is in a unique position to interpret Israel, and he brings it off in a spectacular and novel manner. Last year he strolled along the entire coast, from Lebanon to Gaza, observing facets of the country that are ignored in news reports, yet tell a different and truer story. Walking Israel is packed with hilarious moments, historical insights, emotional, true-life tales, and, above all, great storytelling.
Author: Mark Thomas
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-04-14
'Good fences make good neighbours, but what about bad ones?' The Israeli separation barrier is probably the most iconic divider of land since the Berlin Wall. It has been declared illegal under international law and its impact on life in the West Bank has been enormous. Mark Thomas - as only he could - decided the only way to really get to grips with this huge divide was to use the barrier as a route map, to 'walk the wall', covering the entire distance with little more in his armoury than Kendal Mint Cake and a box of blister plasters. In the course of his ramble he was tear-gassed, stoned, sunburned, rained on and hailed on and even lost the wall a couple of times. But thankfully he was also welcomed and looked after by Israelis and Palestinians - from farmers and soldiers to smugglers and zookeepers - and finally earned a unique insight of the real Middle East in all its entrenched and yet life-affirming glory. And all without hardly ever getting arrested!
The Bible plays a vital role in the life of the Catholic Church. In fact, we are called to immerse ourselves daily in the Scriptures. But many of us get lost when we actually dive into the Bible, and our time spent can be more frustrating than fruitful. We are reading a collection of writings drafted by an ancient people, in an ancient culture. But Scripture is nothing less than the Living Word of God, and it is meant just as much for us as for those who lived thousands of years ago. In Walking with God, Dr. Tim Gray and Jeff Cavins unpack the central story woven throughout Scripture and present it in an easy-to-read, concise manner. Gray and Cavins take you on a journey through the “narrative” books of the Bible—the ones that tell the story—and present a panoramic view of God’s glorious plan of salvation. Their expert commentary dives deep into the mysteries of Scripture, unlocking its riches and showing how these inspired words are meant for you today. Enter into the Scriptures with Walking with God. Witness the fascinating story of our faith unfold, and see how you, at this moment in your life, fit into God’s plan for all of humanity. Nothing captivates the human heart like a good story, and the best story of all is the one authored by God Himself in Scripture. With keen insight and a genius for making the complex simple, Gray and Cavins help us see the big picture of God’s Word by guiding us through the depths and compelling details of the biblical narrative. This book is an invaluable guide to the mystery and meaning of Sacred Scripture." Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Archbishop of Denver "For ordinary Catholics, taking a journey through the Bible just got a whole lot easier. With this book, Walking with God, Tim Gray and Jeff Cavins make it so that you are starting out on the trip with a good map and compass, along with a couple of great friends as reliable guides. You don’t want to miss out on such a great adventure." Scott Hahn, Ph.D. Founder and President, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology "Faced with contentious questions, ancient cultures, and obscure scholarship, it is easy to forget that the Bible is meant to be heard, read, and prayed by all of us. Dr. Tim Gray and Jeff Cavins offer a highly readable overview of the biblical narrative that is very helpful for the average Catholic to explore the wonders of the Bible. They incorporate modern scholarship without being stuffy and ancient wisdom without being obtuse." Fr. Patrick Brady, S.S.L., S.T.D. Professor, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia To learn more about The Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study Program visit www.BibleStudyforCatholics.com.
Your walk with the Lord is important to God, you and those around you! The conduct of your walk will demonstrate the quality (character) of your relationship with the Lord. The purpose of this study booklet is to provide you insights for the development and disposition of a godly walk. "Walking In Christ" addresses the essential aspects of what portrays a walk with God. Biblical insights provide answers to the many questions that relate to walking with the Lord. You will learn about the character, conditions, conduct and control of a godly walk. You will discover the secret of a successful walk rests in who is Lord of your life. This booklet is the third of six in the "Growing In Him" series. Each booklet addresses specific topics of interest to help you to grow in faith to foster your spiritual growth. Straight to the Heart Ministries Inc. focuses on presenting Biblical truth in a forthright and truthful manner. The purpose is to provide solid Biblical truths for the spiritual growth and maturity of believers. Robert A. Hanson has a deep concern that both newer and older believers receive what is essential for their walk with the Lord. Ranging from foundational studies for new believers to more extensive studies for older believers, these are study booklets that can be utilized in a small group or individual studies. The topics range from various dimensions of fellowship, walking, and working with the Lord, to suffering, or serving the Lord. A question-answer self-study format focuses on the topic with printed verses, and in some cases, followed with explanation of key words or thoughts.
Author: Walter J. Woods
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Walking with Faith addresses a long-standing need to develop the faith-related dimensions of Christian moral life and explore their implications. It responds to Vatican II's exhortation that theological studies be renewed through a lively contact with the mystery of Christ and the history of salvation. Accordingly, this book examines the relationship between faith and moral life in the Scriptures and acknowledges the normative quality of the biblical texts. It reviews the long experience of the Church, paying special attention to history, worship, and intellectual currents. These dimensions of Christian life show the relationship between faith and moral life at any given time and allow the actions of one generation to have effects that extend far into the future. Walking with Faith promotes an understanding of contemporary pastoral and theological issues and encourages a deep and informed approach to Christian life.
Since the 1950s, millions of American Christians have traveled to the Holy Land to visit places in Israel and the Palestinian territories associated with Jesus’s life and death. Why do these pilgrims choose to journey halfway around the world? How do they react to what they encounter, and how do they understand the trip upon return? This book places the answers to these questions into the context of broad historical trends, analyzing how the growth of mass-market evangelical and Catholic pilgrimage relates to changes in American Christian theology and culture over the last sixty years, including shifts in Jewish-Christian relations, the growth of small group spirituality, and the development of a Christian leisure industry. Drawing on five years of research with pilgrims before, during and after their trips, Walking Where Jesus Walked offers a lived religion approach that explores the trip’s hybrid nature for pilgrims themselves: both ordinary—tied to their everyday role as the family’s ritual specialists, and extraordinary—since they leave home in a dramatic way, often for the first time. Their experiences illuminate key tensions in contemporary US Christianity between material evidence and transcendent divinity, commoditization and religious authority, domestic relationships and global experience. Hillary Kaell crafts the first in-depth study of the cultural and religious significance of American Holy Land pilgrimage after 1948. The result sheds light on how Christian pilgrims, especially women, make sense of their experience in Israel-Palestine, offering an important complement to top-down approaches in studies of Christian Zionism and foreign policy.
Author: G. Herbert Livingston
Release Date: 2011-10-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
I am ninety- four years of age, and I have begun looking back over seventy-four years of being an ordained minister. I decided I should write a testimony of what God has done in the combined lives of my wife Maria and myself. We were married for almost seventy-two years when she died in 2009. This volume has the history of a long successful marriage. At the beginning if the Great Depression, both of our parents lost control of their farms and had to depend on the government for income. Both of us were penniless farm teenagers. Taking a clue from the Scriptures that often refers to the experiences of life as a walk; we have used that term for our life together. We started lives in the valley of poverty and moved uphill from one achievement to another. This book is the story of that journey. The main part of this book is a record of being a minister, a professor and over two decades of retirement. Without the expert assistance and encouragement of Maria, this goal would not have happened.
Author: Harold Penninger
Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.
Release Date: 1996
Before sin entered this world, Adam and Eve held intimate communion with God. Since sin separated man from God, heaven's plan of salvation was provided to reunite the family of heaven and earth. God's plan provided that man could learn how to walk with Him as Enoch did before he was translated.Christ's invitation to walking with God is given to us, "Enter ye in at the straight gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because straight is the gate and narrow is the way, which leadeth into life, and few there be that find it." So the pathway with God is narrow, straight or strict, and few there be that find it, and fewer remain in this strict and narrow way.This book gives the experiences of some of the people of the Bible who have followed in His footsteps such as Abraham, Enoch, Job, Moses, Elijah, Daniel, Peter, John, and Paul.
Author: Peter Muller
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
Release Date: 2010
Every year, some 200,000 people set out on the world's most famous pilgrimage route - 'the Camino', designated a World Heritage Site in 1993. Actually a network of paths with numerous starting places in France and throughout Europe, all routes converge to lead along Spain's northern coast to Santiago de Compostela. Here the shrine of St James, the patron saint of pilgrimage, was discovered in the 9th century. 2010 is designated as a Holy Year for Santiago and this guide is co-published with the Confraternity of St James, the UK's leading organisation for promoting pilgrimage to Santiago. Already the preferred guide for German and Spanish pilgrims, this new English edition will be widely welcomed and officially recommended. A mix of practical information and spiritual inspiration for walkers, it offers a stage-by-stage guide pointing out places of interest along the way; practical tips for walkers; prayers, blessings and spiritual exercises to nourish the pilgrim spirit and deepen the pilgrimage experience. It is Illustrated throughout with maps and photographs and is conveniently pocket sized.
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release Date: 2012-05-11
Take a walk. Change your world. Reading through the Bible is difficult. The Daily Walk Bible will help you complete the journey. Drawing from the rich resources of Walk Thru the Bible’s Daily Walk magazine, The Daily Walk Bible offers a simple daily reading plan and tools to help you complete the journey and see how the Bible fits together. Each day’s reading includes an overview to give you a bird’s-eye view of the day’s reading, several chapters from the Bible, an Insight offering an interesting fact from the day’s reading, and My Daily Walk—a short devotion to help you reflect on and apply a specific insight from the day’s reading. Every seventh day offers a pause on the journey as you are invited to Look Back over the readings from the previous week, Look Up to God, and Look Ahead to the reading to come. This edition features the clear and understandable New Living Translation.
Author: Robert R. N. Ross
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2008-09-22
Two and a half years after the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, New Orleans and south Louisiana continue to struggle in an unsettled gumbo of environmental, social, and rebuilding chaos. Citizens await the fruition of four successive recovery and reconstruction planning processes and the realization of essential infrastructure repairs. Repopulation in Orleans Parish has slowed considerably; the parish remains at best two-thirds of its former size; thousands of former residents who wish to return face barriers of many kinds. Heroic efforts at rebuilding have occurred through the efforts of individual neighborhood associations and voluntary associations who have attempted to address serious losses in affordable housing and health care services. Walking to New Orleans traces how a dominant but paradoxical model of the relation between the human and natural worlds in Western culture has informed many environmental and engineering dilemmas and has contributed to the history of social inequities and injustice that anteceded the disasters of the hurricanes and subsequent flooding. It proposes a model for collaborative recovery that links principles of ethics and engineering, in which citizens become active, ongoing participants in the process of the reconstruction and redesign of their unique locus of habitation. Equally important, it gives voice to the citizens and associations who are desperately working to rebuild their homes and lives both in urban New Orleans and in the villages of coastal Louisiana.
Author: Markus Cromhout
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2010-06-01
This volume invites readers to walk in Israelite sandals, that is, to take a journey of the imagination, and to immerse themselves in the identity, values, and institutions of first-century CE Israelites with the help of contemporary social-scientific studies and theories. What emerges is that the Israelites did not practice a religion. Rather, they were an ethnos, or as this book describes it, an ethnic identity, who lived out a particular way of life and culture the customs of the fathers. It is to belong to a people who obtained their collective identity, honor, and sense of worth from their socialization and membership in Israel and from the social convention of loyalty to their rich cultural tradition. It was to belong to a "world," or having a perspective on the world with its own quality of "knowledge," which, among other things, preferred collectivism over individualism, and orthopraxy over orthodoxy.