Body, Mind & Spirit

Acts Of Faith

Author: Iyanla Vanzant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

View: 144

'The healing has begun. It began when you picked up this book. The goal of these offerings is to assist the children of the earth in the redevelopment of their minds, bodies and spirits . . . Buried deep in the earth are precious diamonds. In order to get to them, however, we must dig and dig deep.' In ACTS OF FAITH, life coach Iyanla Vanzant offers a inspirational passage for each day of the year, particularly aimed at people of colour. Vanzant considers that there are four basic areas that create stress and imbalance for people: our relationship with ourselves, our relationship with the world, our relationship with each other and our relationship with money. This book addresses all four issues in turn thus providing a meditative and uplifting guide to living successfully.
Fiction

Acts of Faith

Author: Erich Segal

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 529

View: 941

A young priest rising in the Catholic hierarchy and a Jewish man and his beautiful daughter become enmeshed in a novel that spans a quarter of a century, from Jerusalem to Rome
Religion

Acts of Faith

Author: Eboo Patel

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 909

With a new afterword Acts of Faith is a remarkable account of growing up Muslim in America and coming to believe in religious pluralism, from one of the most prominent faith leaders in the United States. Eboo Patel’s story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young people—and of the world-changing potential of an interfaith youth movement.
Fiction

Acts of Faith

Author: Davis Bunn

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 505

Three Bestselling Novels in One The Acts of Faith trilogy is a sweeping saga set in Israel and beyond during the months and years immediately following the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Authors Davis Bunn and Janette Oke have woven an intriguing story featuring compelling fictional characters who interact with the men and women who were central to the rise of Christianity. Amid religious, political, and cultural persecution, these courageous few must shape and preserve a faith that will stand the test of time.
Sri Lanka

Acts of Faith

Author: Rajiva Wijesinha

Publisher: South Asia Books

ISBN:

Category: Sri Lanka

Page: 181

View: 468

Religion

Acts of Faith

Author: Eboo Patel

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 506

With a new afterword Acts of Faith is a remarkable account of growing up Muslim in America and coming to believe in religious pluralism, from one of the most prominent faith leaders in the United States. Eboo Patel’s story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young people—and of the world-changing potential of an interfaith youth movement.
Fiction

Acts of Faith

Author: Philip Caputo

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 463

Philip Caputo’s tragic and epically ambitious new novel is set in Sudan, where war is a permanent condition. Into this desolate theater come aid workers, missionaries, and mercenaries of conscience whose courage and idealism sometimes coexist with treacherous moral blindness. There’s the entrepreneurial American pilot who goes from flying food and medicine to smuggling arms, the Kenyan aid worker who can’t help seeing the tawdry underside of his enterprise, and the evangelical Christian who comes to Sudan to redeem slaves and falls in love with a charismatic rebel commander. As their fates intersect and our understanding of their characters deepens, it becomes apparent that Acts of Faith is one of those rare novels that combine high moral seriousness with irresistible narrative wizardry.
Fiction

Acts of Faith

Author: Erich Segal

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 476

They met as children, innocents from two different worlds. And from that moment their lives were fated to be forever entwined. Timothy : Abandoned at birth, he finds a home--and a dazzling career--within the Catholic Church. But the vows he takes cannot protect him from one soul-igniting passion. Daniel : The scholarly son of a great rabbi, he is destined to follow in his father's footsteps. And destined to break his father's heart. Deborah : She was raised to be docile and dutiful--the perfect rabbi's wife--but love will lead her to rebellion. And into world's the patriarch would never dare imagine. Reaching across more than a quarter of a century, from the tough streets of Brooklyn to ultramodern Brasilia to an Israeli kibbutz, and radiating the splendor of two holy cities, Rome and Jerusalem, here is Erich Segal's most provocative and ambitious novel to date--the unforgettable story of three extraordinary lives...and one forbidden love.
Fiction

Acts of Faith

Author: Patricia Wynn

Publisher: Belgrave House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 385

In the summer of 1716, as King George celebrates victory over the Jacobite rebels, waiting-woman Hester Kean is sent into Yorkshire to ready her cousin Mary for life at Court. Nursing a broken heart, Hester is grateful for the change of scenery, but her peace is soon disrupted by the religious conflicts still stirring tensions in Great Britain. She befriends a fellow passenger on the stage, a neighbour of her cousins’, who turns out to be a Roman Catholic, coming home after receiving an illegal education in France. When they arrive to learn that his father has been murdered, Hester efforts to help are stymied by the secrecy under which Catholics are forced to live. To solve the murder, she must delve into the practices Catholics used to shield themselves from the law and the neighbours who would do them harm. All is not grim, however. Hester’s heart is instantly elated when Gideon, the outlawed Viscount St. Mars, aka the highwayman Blue Satan, appears at her cousins’ house in the guise of a gentleman searching for an estate to buy. At last, Hester’s doubts are banished. She knows that he loves her. But does he want her for his mistress or his wife? It will take a different sort of act of faith to seize the happiness she was convinced would never be hers.
Religion

Acts of Faith

Author: Rodney Stark

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 343

View: 664

"The authors offer a new, comprehensive paradigm for the social scientific study of religion. The book sets out to explain *why* people are religious and have the need to be religious, without discrediting organized religions as something foolish or irrational"--Résumé de l'éditeur.
Fiction

Acts of Faith

Author: Jennifer Lawler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 389

When Emma’s brother Paul dies in a car accident, everyone assumes it’s just that - an accident. But then Linda, a friend of Paul’s, tells Emma it was no accident and asks Emma to meet her. When Linda is brutally murdered and Emma is threatened, there’s only one person Emma can turn to for help - her ex-husband, a cop who never wants to see her again. Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Religion

Acts of Faith, Acts of Love

Author: Dugan McGinley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 712

McGinley uses the autobiographies of Gay men to explore the overlap between their religious and sexual identities. >
Fiction

The Centurion's Wife (Acts of Faith Book #1)

Author: Janette Oke

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 953

Janette Oke has dreamed for years of retelling a story in a biblical time frame from a female protagonist's perspective, and Davis Bunn is elated to be working with her again on this sweeping saga of the dramatic events surrounding the birth of Christianity...and the very personal story of Leah, a young Jewess of mixed heritage trapped in a vortex of competing political agendas and private trauma. Caught up in the maelstrom following the death of an obscure rabbi in the Roman backwater of first-century Palestine, Leah finds herself also engulfed in her own turmoil--facing the prospect of an arranged marriage to a Roman soldier, Alban, who seems to care for nothing but his own ambitions. Head of the garrison near Galilee, he has been assigned by Palestine's governor to ferret out the truth behind rumors of a political execution gone awry. Leah's mistress, the governor's wife, secretly commissions Leah also to discover what really has become of this man whose death--and missing body--is causing such furor. This epic drama is threaded with the tale of an unlikely romance and framed with dangers and betrayals from unexpected sources. At its core, The Centurion's Wife unfolds the testing of loyalties--between two young people whose inner searchings they cannot express, between their irreconcilable heritages, and ultimately between their humanity and the Divine they yearn to encounter.
Fiction

The Damascus Way (Acts of Faith Book #3)

Author: Janette Oke

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 591

Julia has everything money can buy...except for acceptance by either the Gentiles or the Jews. Her Greek father already has a wife and family, leaving Julia and her Hebrew mother second-class citizens. But when they are introduced to followers of the Way, they become part of that community of believers. Abigail's brother, Jacob, now a young man, is attempting to discover his own place as a Christian. He is concerned that being more serious about his faith means trading away the exhilaration of his current profession as a caravan guard. Hired by Julia's father to protect the wealthy merchant's caravans on the secretive "Frankincense Trail"--undercover transport of this highly valuable commodity--Jacob also passes letters and messages between various communities of believers. He is alarmed to find out that Julia, hardly more than a girl, is also a messenger. Can their immediate mistrust be put aside to finally bring their hearts together?
Religion

The Act of Faith

Author: Eric O. Springsted

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 822

While the question "Is faith reasonable?" has continually occupied philosophers and theologians, little attention has been paid to what faith itself is. The Act of Faith remedies this neglect by looking at what it means for a person of Christian faith to believe. Eric Springsted contrasts modern views of faith with the Christian tradition running from Augustine through Aquinas and Calvin. In reviewing such thinkers as Locke and Hume, Springsted discovers that behind modern discussions of the reasonableness of faith lie key assumptions about the human self, including the views that the good is a matter of choice and that we can exercise objective, uninvolved reason. According to Springsted, however, the church has not viewed faith in this way. His survey of the Augustinian tradition shows that the self our most esteemed Christian thinkers had in mind when talking about faith was a "moral self"--one defined by character and self-involvement. Christian faith is at root a participation in the good, and reasoning within faith is reasoning within the life of God. Drawing on contemporary philosophers and theologians like John Henry Newman and Simone Weil, Springsted builds a fresh understanding of faith for today. He shows how the "inner act" of faith is ultimately a radical willingness to be open to God, and he argues that the faithful self is one that develops within a community that shapes its members through the morally formative activities of interaction, teaching, and sacramental practice.
Literary Criticism

Acts of Faith

Author: Jane Mead

Publisher: Timken Pub

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 166

View: 240

Acts of Faith is an anthology of short fiction that illuminates the question: "What is faith?" Stories by such authors as Flannery O'Connor, Alice Walker, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Raymond Carver, and Richard Bausch offer examples of what faith can be. Faith is different from belief, belief in God or in a set of orthodox opinions. Faith is used here in the sense of trust in something that cannot be explained logically. It is that leap in the dark - Abraham's willingness to follow God's command - with an outcome that cannot be known until it is attained. When certain characters in Acts of Faith dispel their doubts and follow their feelings, their worlds expand to include a comprehension at which logical reasoning can only guess.

Passion to Purpose

Author: Shemeka Banks

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 100

View: 819

Passion to Purpose, Acts of Faith is an impeccable book about how to take the vision that God placed in your heart and bring it to fruition. While many of us seek to fulfill our purpose in life, often on the journey, we get discouraged as we face difficult circumstances, obstacles, and challenges. God wants us to be encouraged and be empowered for the mission that is ahead of us. That is why he gave us these acts of faith to take in accordance with His word. Faith without works is dead. In this book, I cover these several actions that God has written throughout the scriptures and has shown me through years of experience that bring about manifestation. As you embark on this journey of purpose, know that you are not alone and God is with you leading you and guiding you along the way. As you grow in faith, it is my prayer that God uses this book to inspire you to fulfill your God-given purpose and vision with passion, persistence, and patience.