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Freely Gathered Communities of Faith and the Changes between the Testaments | M. A. Erickson

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How can we make sense of the seismic shift between the Old and New Testament? From the early centuries of Christianity until today, many have wrestled with the complex changes between the Testaments, and how to make sense of them. The discussion and debate is spilling over into new areas today, and shows no sign of slowing down. In this fresh approach, the land, the sword, and the temple are traced from Old to New Testament, in order to find the central reasons for the tremendous changes that took place, and are still impacting the world today. Freely gathered communities of faith in Christ, as seen in their original setting, provide a key focal point for unlocking the radical changes that took place..

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Why Did Yahweh and His Son Yahshuah Say What They Said? | Dr. Justin G. Prock

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YAHWEH (The LORD God) and His Son YAHSHUAH (Jesus Christ) made statements with regard to Eschatology that have been “Spiritualized” for over a Millennium, which has led to the belief in Universalism, the belief that YAHSHUAH died for EVERYONE. Well, after one studies the original languages of the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, the message of the Kingdom of God was preached to and accepted by a certain House in the Bible. The other House rejected this message, and YAHSHUAH punished that House by taking the Kingdom away from them and giving It to another nation bringing forth fruit. There are only the House of Israel, the House of Judah, and the House of David, mentioned in the Bible. All three existed then, as they do today. However, most of today’s Babylonian Priesthood/Churchianity refuses to accept the secular historical position with regard to the House of Israel, and who they are today. The people groups, which YAHWEH and YAHSHUAH addressed, still exist today. However, these people are all mixed-up, and known by different names, but they DO exist. This book goes back to the origin of these people groups in the Bible, and brings them forward to the present using their old names, in order to understand Eschatology. This brings us to the major question of, “Is the Bible only about Israel?” And, if so, how does it affect our Eschatology today? This book answers these hard questions....

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Les Testaments | Margaret ATWOOD

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Le chef-d'oeuvre dystopique de Margaret Atwood, La Servante écarlate, est devenu un classique contemporain... auquel elle offre aujourd'hui une spectaculaire conclusion dans cette suite éblouissante. Quinze ans après les événements de La Servante écarlate, le régime théocratique de la République de Galaad a toujours la mainmise sur le pouvoir, mais des signes ne trompent pas : il est en train de pourrir de l'intérieur. À cet instant crucial, les vies de trois femmes radicalement différentes convergent, avec des conséquences potentiellement explosives. Deux d'entre elles ont grandi de part et d'autre de la frontière : l'une à Galaad, comme la fille privilégiée d'un Commandant de haut rang, et l'autre au Canada, où elle participe à des manifestations contre Galaad tout en suivant sur le petit écran les horreurs dont le régime se rend coupable. Aux voix de ces deux jeunes femmes appartenant à la première génération à avoir grandi sous cet ordre nouveau se mêle une troisième, celle d'un des bourreaux du régime, dont le pouvoir repose sur les secrets qu'elle a recueillis sans scrupules pour un usage impitoyable. Et ce sont ces secrets depuis longtemps enfouis qui vont réunir ces trois femmes, forçant chacune à s'accepter et à accepter de défendre ses convictions profondes. En dévoilant l'histoire des femmes des Testaments, Margaret Atwood nous donne à voir les rouages internes de Galaad dans un savant mélange de suspense haletant, de vivacité d'esprit et de virtuosité créatrice. Booker Prize 2019 Meilleur roman catégorie littérature étrangère Prix Babelio 2020 Booker Prize 2019 Meilleur roman catégorie littérature étrangère Prix Babelio 2020.

Fiction

Freedom | Margaret Atwood

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Can we ever be wholly free? In this book of breathtaking imaginary leaps that conjure dystopias and magical islands, Margaret Atwood holds a mirror up to our own world. The reflection we are faced with, of men and women in prisons literal and metaphorical, is frightening, but it is also a call to arms to speak and to act to preserve our freedom while we still can. And in that, there is hope. Selected from The Handmaid’s Tale and Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood. VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human.

Religion

Know Your Bible New Testament - Teacher's Manual PDF | Dr. Brian J. Bailey

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This teacher manual is based on the book, Know Your Bible, which shows that as believers, it is vital that we are well-grounded in the truth of God’s Word in order to stand strong in the coming days. Having a comprehensive overview of the Bible is a must, and it will become a reality through reading this anointed book. In this survey of the 27 books of the New Testament Dr. Bailey focuses on key concepts in each of the studies, and has interspersed many wonderful insights from his vast experience. Through this well-written survey, you will easily grasp the salient truths that flow through the pages of God’s Book and gain a greater desire to study His Word..

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Know Your Bible Old Testament - Teacher's Manual PDF | Dr. Brian J. Bailey

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This teacher manual is based on the book, Know Your Bible, which shows that as believers, it is vital that we are well-grounded in the truth of God’s Word in order to stand strong in the coming days. Having a comprehensive overview of the Bible is a must, and it will become a reality through reading this anointed book. In this survey of the 39 books of the Old Testament Dr. Bailey focuses on key concepts in each of the studies, and has interspersed many wonderful insights from his vast experience. Through this well-written survey, you will easily grasp the salient truths that flow through the pages of God’s Book and gain a greater desire to study His Word..

Business & Economics

Disruptive Leadership | Rich Kao

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Disruptive leadership is a topic generating intense interest. Companies all over the world are trying to upend their industry through innovative products and services. Becoming a disruptive organization, however, is easier said than done. Even more difficult is being a company that continually disrupts. Is it possible to discern a code for how companies can achieve this? In this highly readable and engaging book, a disruptive leadership framework is proposed in which caring deeply is placed at the center of the model. By turning care into a focal point, a triphasic model is proposed that moves from the personal sphere (individual), to the corporate arena (organizational), and then to the global stage (impact). Nine keys are identified along this path for how companies can realize organizational excellence. While care may seem like a soft concept in the rough and tumble world of business, it is argued how it is actually an inspired manner for providing direction, structure, and know-how that leads to powerful outcomes. Apple is profiled as a leading example of leveraging what is termed the technology of caring deeply. Other companies, such as Nike, IKEA, Zappos, Starbucks are also profiled. Finally, a leadership canvas is provided to help activate the lessons shared in the book..

Fiction

Le Livre perdu des sortilèges | Deborah Harkness

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Diana Bishop est la dernière d'une longue lignée de sorcières, mais elle a renoncé dpuis longtemps à son héritage familial pour privilégier ses recherches universitaires, une vie simple et ordinaire. Jusqu'au jour où elle emprunte un manuscrit alchimique : l'Ashmole 782. Elle ignore alors qu'elle vient de réveiller un ancien et terrible secret, et que tous - démons, sorcières et vampires - le convoitent ardemment. Parmi eux, Matthew Clairmont, un vampire aussi redoutable qu'énigmatique. Un tueur, lui a-t-on dit. Diana se retrouve très vite au coeur de la toumente, entre un manuscrit maudit et un amour impossible..

ThompsonCourierRakeRegister_2018-06-21_all.pdf | N.A

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Art

The Film Testament | Abhijit Naskar

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“A movie is not a movie, it is a potential nuclear furnace of inspiration, courage and conscience.” Abhijit Naskar, one of twenty-first century’s most influential thinkers, reveals to us the true power of filmmaking. With his sharp insight of the human mind, Naskar shows us the impact a film can have over the psyche of an individual as well as the conscience of the society. This is not a book of film technicalities, rather The Film Testament is a wake up call to all the filmmakers of the world and an eye-opener for all artists. Here Naskar reveals to us in his unique philosophical manner, how the filmmakers and all other artistic individuals have a great deal to contribute in shaping the civilization. He calls upon these creative minds to put their heart and soul in their work and let that work take the human society forward towards a real conscientious future..

Religion

Colossians and Philemon - Teacher's Manual PDF | Dr. Brian J. Bailey

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Colossians and Philemon is an easy reading verse by verse commentary on those most blessed New Testament letters of the Apostle Paul. Dr. Bailey emphasizes the vital message of following the way to holiness as seen in the epistle to the Colossians, as well as the message of restoration in that a slave becomes a brother in the epistle to Philemon. This book will be enjoyed by those who seek to find the true pathway to the presence of God and the place of restoration whereby we can be called the sons and daughters of God..

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Neuf contes | Margaret ATWOOD

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Une écrivaine de fantasy récemment veuve se laisse guider à travers un hiver glacial par la voix de son défunt époux. Une dame âgée, victime d'hallucinations, apprend peu à peu à accepter la présence des petits hommes qui ne cessent de surgir à ses côtés tandis que des militants populistes se rassemblent pour mettre le feu à sa maison de retraite. Une femme née avec une malformation génétique passe pour un vampire. Un crime commis il y a longtemps se voit vengé dans l'Arctique par un stromatolithe vieux de 1,9 milliard d'années... Dans ce recueil composé de neuf contes poétiques et satiriques empreints d'une ambiance gothique, Margaret Atwood, la grande dame des lettres canadiennes, auteure de La Servante écarlate, s'aventure dans des ténèbres explorées par des auteurs tels que Robert Louis Stevenson ou Daphné Du Maurier – ainsi que par elle-même, dans son roman Captive . " Un grand vent d'humour noir souffle sur cette suite de contes défaits qui forment, pour ceux qui ne la connaissent pas encore, une parfaite introduction à l'univers de Margaret Atwood. " Hubert Prolongeau, Télérama.

Religion

Women of Influence and Distinction - Teacher's Manual PDF | Betsy Caram

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This teacher manual is based on Betsy Caram’s book Women of Influence and Distinction. In this book the author shows it is very evident from Scripture that women are, and always have been, very much involved in the plan and purposes of God in the earth. Women have been the instruments of God in the past, and He still uses them today to accomplish His ministry to a lost and dying world. This book will examine the lives of many of the women found in Scripture, considering the special characteristics which caused them to be recorded in the Bible’s sacred pages..

Fiction

Graine de sorcière | Margaret ATWOOD

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Margaret Atwood, l'auteur de La Servante écarlate, réécrit La Tempête de Shakespeare à travers une mise en abyme joyeuse et brillante. Injustement licencié de son poste de directeur du festival de Makeshiweg, au Canada, alors qu'il mettait en scène La Tempête de Shakespeare, Felix décide de disparaître. Il change de nom et s'installe dans une maisonnette au coeur de la forêt pour y panser ses blessures, pleurer sa fille disparue. Et préparer sa vengeance. Douze années passent et une chance de renaître se présente à Felix lorsqu'on lui propose de donner des cours de théâtre dans une prison. Là, enfin, il pourra monter La Tempête avec sa troupe de détenus, et tendre un piège aux traîtres qui l'ont détruit. Mais la chute de ses ennemis suffira-t-elle pour qu'il s'élève de nouveau ? Le nouveau roman de Margaret Atwood, la grande dame des lettres canadiennes au succès phénoménal, est un hommage à Shakespeare à travers une prose sublime, déchirante et drôle à la fois. " Il y a tant d'exubérance, de chaleur et de génie dans ce roman que tout ce qu'on espère, c'est qu'Atwood réécrive tout Shakespeare. (Sans vouloir t'offenser, Will.) " The Guardian.

Fiction

Body Tourists | Jane Rogers

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'Her observation of our species is tender, precise, illuminating' Hilary Mantel THE NEW NOVEL BY THE BOOKER LONGLISTED AND ARTHUR C CLARKE AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE TESTAMENT OF JESSIE LAMB ADAPTED FROM THE HIT BBC RADIO 4 PLAY 'An ambitious and important writer' New York Times 'Unputdownable and often thought-provoking' Sunday Times 'Grimly plausible' Guardian In this version of London, there is a small, private clinic. Behind its layers of security, procedures are taking place on poor, robust teenagers from northern Estates in exchange for thousands of pounds - procedures that will bring the wealthy dead back to life in these young supple bodies for fourteen days. It's an opportunity for wrongs to be righted, for fathers to meet grandsons, for scientists to see their work completed. Old wine in new bottles. But at what cost? MORE PRAISE FOR JANE ROGERS AND BODY TOURISTS: 'Gripping' Mail on Sunday 'Very much a novel about human nature . . . an insightful examination of the things people truly value' SciFi Now 'A wonderfully versatile novelist' Penelope Lively 'Rogers' prose flows elegantly and with effortless power' Observer 'A compulsive and compelling slice of fiction' Sunday Express.

Fiction

La Sainte Bible | Louis Segond

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Louis Segond, est un pasteur protestant et théologien qui, à la demande de la Compagnie des Pasteurs de Genève, a traduit la Bible en français à partir des textes originaux hébreux et grecs, la traduction Segond. La traduction de l'Ancien Testament a été publiée par étape et s'est échelonnée sur une dizaine d'années, le recueil complet est paru en 1873. C'est en 1880 que le Nouveau Testament complet voit le jour. Louis Segond ne voulait pas que de son vivant on touche à sa traduction, mais il avait fait savoir qu'après son décès, les éditeurs pourraient faire ce qu'ils voudraient. C'est donc après sa mort, en 1909, qu'une révision de son travail a été envisagée, ce qui a abouti à la version de 1910. Extrait : Dieu dit : Que la lumière soit ! Et la lumière fut. Dieu vit que la lumière était bonne ; et Dieu sépara la lumière d'avec les ténèbres. Dieu appela la lumière jour, et il appela les ténèbres nuit. Ainsi, il y eut un soir, et il y eut un matin : ce fut le premier jour. Dieu dit : Qu'il y ait une étendue entre les eaux, et qu'elle sépare les eaux d'avec les eaux. Et Dieu fit l'étendue, et il sépara les eaux qui sont au-dessous de l'étendue d'avec les eaux qui sont au-dessus de l'étendue. Et cela fut ainsi. Dieu appela l'étendue ciel. Ainsi, il y eut un soir, et il y eut un matin : ce fut le second jour..

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C'est le coeur qui lâche en dernier | Margaret ATWOOD

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Le nouveau chef-d'oeuvre de Margaret Atwood, l'auteure de La Servante écarlate. Stan et Charmaine ont été touchés de plein fouet par la crise économique qui consume les États-Unis. Tous deux survivent grâce aux maigres pourboires que gagne Charmaine dans un bar sordide et se voient contraints de loger dans leur voiture... Aussi, lorsqu'ils découvrent à la télévision une publicité pour une ville qui leur promet un toit au-dessus de leurs têtes, ils signent sans réfléchir : ils n'ont plus rien à perdre. À Consilience, chacun a un travail, avec la satisfaction d'oeuvrer pour la communauté, et une maison. Un mois sur deux. Le reste du temps, les habitants le passent en prison... où ils sont également logés et nourris ! Le bonheur. Mais le système veut que pendant leur absence, un autre couple s'installe chez eux avant d'être incarcéré à son tour. Et Stan tombe bientôt sur un mot qui va le rendre fou de désir pour celle qui se glisse entre ses draps quand lui n'y est pas : " Je suis affamée de toi. " Avec C'est le coeur qui lâche en dernier, Margaret Atwood nous livre un roman aussi hilarant qu'inquiétant, une implacable satire de nos vices et travers qui nous enferment dans de viles obsessions quand le monde entier est en passe de disparaître..

Fiction

MaddAddam | Margaret ATWOOD

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Une peste créée par l'homme a ravagé la Terre. Les rares survivants forment une communauté avec une espèce inoffensive, fabriquée pour remplacer les humains, les Crakers. À sa tête, un couple au passé tumultueux, Toby, experte en champignons et abeilles, et Zeb, mangeur d'ours et fils d'un prêcheur maléfique. Dépositaire et garante de la mémoire, Toby transmet aux Crakers, curieux comme des enfants et avides de légendes, l'histoire des hommes. Au contact les uns des autres, humains et Crakers posent les fondements d'un nouveau monde... Avec une verve extraordinaire, une imagination et une inventivité d'écriture sans limites, un humour décapant, Margaret Atwood joue de la dystopie pour bâtir un conte d'un genre unique. Mêlant tout à la fois récit d'aventures et histoire d'amour, pamphlet politique et écologique, réflexion sur la science et la religion, la sexualité et le pouvoir, elle nous offre ici une oeuvre d'une grande maturité, un " roman total " qui conclut magnifiquement le cycle commencé avec Le Dernier Homme et Le Temps du déluge..

Religion

Called To Be God's People | Michael A. Eschelbach,Curtis P Giese,Paul Puffe

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Called to Be God's People is an introduction to the Old Testament designed for those who wish to have a comprehensive guide to the contents, theology, and important passages of the Old Testament. Written from a Lutheran perspective, this book is especially designed for those within that tradition and others who seek a guide to the canonical books of the Old Testament that consciously presents the Scriptures' message of Law and Gospel as well as the traditional Christian messianic understanding of Moses and the Prophets that points to Jesus as the fulfillment of God's promises to Israel. This book is ideal for university students and other Christian adults who seek to expand their knowledge of the background, content, and message of the Old Testament and its importance for Christian faith and life. It not only introduces important background information on each book of the Old Testament along with a general discussion of its contents and theology, but it also contains analyses of major passages within the Old Testament. Key terms, study questions, a glossary, a gazetteer of Old Testament people and places, maps, tables, charts, and sidebars make this book a useful and handy reference as well as a textbook. A concluding chapter on the centuries between the Old and New Testaments overlaps with a similar treatment contained in the New Testament volume in this series, Called by the Gospel, allowing for a smooth transition to the study of the rest of the Christian Scriptures..

Religion

Reading the New Testament | Pheme Perkins

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Discusses the history and nature of the New Testament, provides outlines of each book and information on archaeological discoveries, and shares an interpretation of the Scriptures..