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Templar Families: Landowning Families and the Order of the Temple in France, c. 1120-1307

by Jochen Schenk

Founded in c. 1120, in the aftermath of the First Crusade in Jerusalem, the Order of the Temple was a Christian brotherhood dedicated to the military protection of pilgrims and the Holy Land, attracting followers and supporters throughout Christian Europe. This detailed study explores the close relationship between the Order of the Temple and the landowning families it relied upon for support. Focusing on the regions of Burgundy, Champagne and Languedoc, Jochen Schenk investigates the religious expectations that guided noble and knightly families to found and support Templar communities in the European provinces, and examines the social dynamics and mechanisms that tied these families to each other. The book illustrates the close connection between the presence of Cistercians and the incidence of crusading within Templar family networks, and offers new insights into how collective identities and memory were shaped through ritual and tradition among medieval French-speaking social elites.

Temptation

by Victoria Christopher Murray

Kyla and Jefferson Blake count their 16 years together as a wonderful blessing from God. Their marriage is passionate, their daughter is a joy, Jefferson's medial career is prospering and they have loyal friends. Kyla knows her newly divorced and lifelong friend, Jasmine, is desperately unhappy and no amount of prayer or encouragement seems to help. But what Kyla doesn't know is that Jasmine has a plan to move her life forward with the type of man she feels she should have married in the first place. A man like Jefferson. Alexis Ward, Kyla's, best friend, is single and successful and willing to wait for the right man for all the right reasons. But, when "Mr. Right," Dr. Brian Lewis, finally appears she finds herself facing a new challenge. Does she really have to walk away from what she believes in order to have a man in her life? As people who love God, Kyla, Jefferson and Alexis discover, each in their own way, what happens when they truly allow God to be first in their relationships. Full of contemporary characters who struggle to keep their strength, friendships and daily lives framed by the Word of God, Temptation is a novel no reader will soon forget.

Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction

by David Kuo

From the Book Jacket: Kuo spent nearly three years as second in command at the president's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Yet his experience was deeply troubling. It took both the Bush White House and a severe health crisis to show him how his Christian values, and those of millions of Americans, were being corrupted by politics. Instead of following the teachings of Jesus to serve the needy, Kuo found himself helping to manipulate religious faith for political gain. Public funds were used in battleground states, for Republican campaign events. The legislative process was used as a football, not to pass laws but to deepen purely symbolic fault lines. Grants were incestuously recycled to political cronies. Both before and after 9/11, despite lofty rhetoric from the president claiming that his faith-based program was one of his most important initiatives, there was no serious attempt to fund valuable charities. Worst of all was the prevailing attitude in the White House and throughout Washington toward Christian leaders. Key Bush aides and Republican operatives spoke of them with contempt and treated them as useful idiots. It became clear, during regular conference calls arranged from the White House with a key group of Christian leaders, that many of these religious leaders had themselves been utterly seduced by politics. It is time, Kuo argues, for Christians to take a temporary step back from politics, to turn away from its seductions. Tempting Faith is equal parts headline-making exposé, political and spiritual memoir, and heartfelt plea for a Christian reexamination of political involvement. David Kuo served as Special Assistant to the President under George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003. He has worked for numerous conservative leaders, including John Ashcroft, William Bennett, Jack Kemp, Bob Dole, and Ralph Reed. He is the author of the Good Morning America Book Club selection Dot.Coming: My Days and Nights at an Internet Goliath. He currently serves as the Washington editor of the Beliefnet Web site.

The Ten Commandments

by Claire Miller

This book retells the story of Moses and the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17). The Arch Book series tells popular Bible stories through fun-to-read rhymes and bright illustrations. This well-loved series captures the attention of children, telling scripturally sound stories that are enjoyable and easy to remember. Other Arch books are available in this library.

The Ten Commandments and Other Stories from the Bible: Old Testament

by Rinky

Bible stories focusing on events from the old Testament. Aims to make learning about the Bible easy and fun for young readers.

The ten Commandments: The Significance of God's Laws in Everyday Life

by Laura Schlessinger Stewart Vogel

God's laws for mankind analyzed from both a Jewish and Christian perspective showing how they are as relevant today as they were when God gave them to Moses thousands of years ago.

The Ten Commandments: The Significance of God's Laws in Everyday Life

by Stewart Vogel Laura Schlessinger

The Ten Commandments are the first direct communication between a people and God. Designed to elevate our lives above mere frantic, animal existence to the sublime levels humanity is capable or experiencing, they are the blueprint of God's expectations of us and His plan for a meaningful, just, loving, and holy life. Each commandment asserts a principle, and each principle is a moral focal point for real-life issues relating to God, family, sex, work, charity, property, speech, and thought. Written in collaboration with Rabbi Stewart Vogel, The Ten Commandments incorporates lively discussion of the Bible and the Judeo-Christian values derived from it. Filled with passion, emotion, and profound insights, it will move, enlighten, inspire, entertain, and educate you on the meaning each commandment has in our daily lives today: I am the Lord, your God, Who has taken you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery. You shall not recognize the gods of others in My presence. You shall not take the Name of the Lord., your God, in vain. Remember the Sabbath day and sanctify it. Honor your Father and your Mother. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your fellow. You shall not covet.

Ten Lies About God and How You May Already Be Deceived

by Erwin W. Lutzer

The clearer we see God, the clearer we shall see ourselves. With this conviction firmly in mind, Dr. Erwin Lutzer examines ten lies about our Maker that have crept into spiritual thought in postmodern times. And he notes that these deceits are prominent not only in non-Christian minds but in the professing church as well. On the surface, each of these lies may appear at least partially true or even harmless. But, as Dr. Lutzer reveals, each harbors a distinct danger: It isn't biblical, so it puts our faith at risk. In Ten Lies About God he challenges the accuracy of these beliefs: Lie 1: God is whatever we want him to be. Lie 2: Many paths lead into God's presence. Lie 3: God is more tolerant than He used to be. Lie 4: God has personally never suffered. Lie 5: God is obligated to save followers of other religions. Lie 6: God takes no responsibility for natural disasters. Lie 7: God does not know our decisions before we make them. Lie 8: The Fall ruined God's plan. Lie 9: We must choose between God's pleasures and our own. Lie 10: God helps those who help themselves. The goal of Dr. Lutzer's study is not only purity of spiritual belief, but an enhanced worship of God.

Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by New Church Starts

by Jim Griffith Bill Easum

Griffith and Easum draw from decades of personal experience in planting new churches and consulting with supervisors and planters in new church starts. Having reduced their vast experiences down to ten points that account for the great majority of failures among church planters, each point the authors provide give examples of failures caused by the particular mistake and ways to avoid the mistake. They speak in special sidebars to coaches and supervisors, showing them how to work with church planters to avoid the mistakes.

The Ten Plagues: The Story of the Children of Israel and Pharaoh

by Sara Hartman

A easy-to-read presentation of the Bible story told in Exodus. Other book in this series are available in this library.

Ten Tales of Christmas

by Lynne G. Miller

This book has special gifts for you--stories and poems to read under the Christmas tree. You'll enjoy hours of holiday cheer with such favorite authors as Laura Ingalls Wilder in The Christmas Horses; Michael Bond in Paddington's Christmas; The Christmas Spider by Marguerite de Angeli; A Christmas Tree for Lydia by Elizabeth Enright; Perfect Present by Dr. Seuss and more. Ten Tales of Christmas has a special gift for everyone. Some stories have happy endings, some are cautionary, some are funny and some will evoke memories of your own Christmases. All are well worth reading and will add to the pleasure and depth of your celebration of Christmas. This is a good read for children age ten and older. It's also great for reading aloud in groups or in families. Adults will also find much to think about and enjoy in this book.

The Ten Things to do When Your Life Falls Apart: An Emotional and Spiritual Handbook

by Daphne Rose Kingma

Kingma speaks to thirsty-for-sustenance readers with her trademark depth and compassion, offering 10 deceptively simple yet profoundly effective strategies for addressing despair on practical, emotional, and spiritual levels.

Tender Mercies

by Mary Peter Martin

Tender Mercies is a beautiful collection of prayers and Scripture passages for anyone struggling through particularly difficult circumstances--grief and loss, post-partum depression, anxiety, depression, stress, job loss, trauma, physical and verbal abuse, sexual abuse, addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders, self-injury--and for those who love them. An indispensable resource during times of turmoil and uncertainty, these peaceful meditations offer hope, support, comfort, and guidance.

A Tendering in the Storm (Change and Cherish #2)

by Jane Kirkpatrick

A Story of Tender Truths About a Woman's Desperate Efforts to Shelter Her Family Determined to raise her children on her own terms, Emma suddenly finds herself alone and pregnant with her third child, struggling to keep her family secure in the remote coastal forest of the Washington Territory. With loss and disappointment as her fuel, she kindles a fire that soon threatens to consume her, making a series of poor choices that take her into dangerous relationships. As clouds of despair close in, she must decide whether to continue in her own waning strength or to humble herself and accept help from the very people she once so eagerly left behind.

The Tent: A Parable in One Sitting

by Gary Paulsen

Teenage Steven and his father, Corey, take to the road with a Bible, an old army tent, and less than the best of intentions. Tired of being poor, Steven's father is certain that preaching the Word of the Lord is the easy way to fame and fortune. But just when they've got their act down pat and the money is rolling in, Steven and Corey begin to realize that what they'd originally thought of as a harmless lie is all about avarice and power and, ultimately, guilt.

The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam

by Eliza Griswold

Award-winning investigative journalist and poet, Eliza Griswold has spent the past seven years traveling between the equator and the tenth parallel: in Nigeria, the Sudan, and Somalia, and in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The stories she tells in "The Tenth Parallel" show us that religious conflicts are also conflicts about land, water, oil, and other natural resources, and that local and tribal issues are often shaped by religious ideas. Above all, she makes clear that, for the people she writes about, one's sense of God is shaped by one's place on earth; along the tenth parallel, faith is geographic and demographic.

Terminal Mercy

by Edward Stewart

Dr. Jordan Keyes fights to save his patients, his career, and his own life as he becomes entangled in a web of deceit, genetic testing, and murder. Jordan must also fight the forces within himself to become the husband his wife deserves in order to save his marriage. this book is a contemporary medical thriller.

Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill

by Jessica Stern

Analysis of beliefs and motives.

Terror in the Stadium (Left Behind: The Kids #17)

by Tim Lahaye Jerry B. Jenkins Chris Fabry

Judd and Lionel fly to Jerusalem with Mr. Stein for the Meeting of the Witnesses. Meanwhile at the schoolhouse, the kids discover a secret underground passage, and Vicki tries to persuade Melinda not to turn them in to the Global Community. Excitement builds as the witnesses converge on Jerusalem to begin their meetings. But will Nicolae keep his promise of safety for all who attend? Join the Young Trib Force as they continue to learn from Tsion Ben-Judah and try to evade their enemies.

Terror, Religion, and Liberal Thought

by Richard B. Miller

Religious violence may trigger feelings of repulsion and indignation, especially in a society that encourages toleration and respect, but rejection contradicts the very principles of inclusion that define a democracy and its core moral values. How are we to think ethically about religious violence and terrorism, especially in the wake of an atrocity such as 9/11? Known for his skillful interrogation of ethical issues pertaining to religion, politics, and culture, Richard B. Miller returns to the basic tenets of liberalism to divine an ethical response to extremism. He questions how we are to think about the claims and aspirations of political religions that conflict so deeply with liberal norms and practices, and he suggests how liberal critics can speak in ways that respect cultural and religious difference. Miller explores other concerns within these investigations as well, such as the protection of human rights and a liberal democratic commitment to multicultural politics. As he relates religion and ethics, Miller casts a new screen through which we can view political religions and their moral responsibilities. His probing queries also force us to rethink our violent response to 9/11.

Terrorism, Jihad, and the Bible: A Response to the Terrorist Attacks

by John Macarthur

September 11, 2001 saw the deadliest attack ever launched on American soil, leaving us asking questions such as: Why did God permit such a thing to happen? Was the attack a divine judgment or was it merely an atrocity perpetrated by the forces of evil? How can human beings be capable of such diabolical savagery in the name of religion? And what is the right course of action for our government to take? John MacArthur points us to the Bible for answers to these and many other questions arising out the recent atrocities. He educates readers to the roots of the conflict, linking the religious and political issues that underlie the current turmoil to the Old Testament.

Testament from Prison

by Georgi Vins Michael Bourdeaux Jane Ellis

In TESTAMENT FROM PRISON, Georgi Vins, a leader of the Soviet Reform Baptists, shares with us--through letters, essays, and poetry sent to the West--devastating evidence of the limitations of religious freedom in the U.S.S.R. today. But Vins, though still a prisoner, also offers a message of hope

Testimony of Hope: Spiritual Exercises of John Paul II

by Francis Xavier Ngunen Van Thuan

The book consists of short meditations given by a bishop imprisoned in North Vietnam. These were delivered at a retreat during the pontificate of Pope John Paul II.

The Texas Polygamist Raid: Religious Freedom versus Child Welfare

by Katie Marsico

The book provides comprehensive information on the Texas polygamist raid and the differing perspectives accompanying it.

A Texas Sky (The Yellow Rose Trilogy #2)

by Lori Wick

Dakota Rawlings, Texas Ranger, is accustomed to big adventure . . . but nothing in his work has prepared him for the seemingly easy task of escorting Miss Darvi Wingate to the town of Stillwater and on to Aurora. Quick-witted, game for anything, and just as passionate about her newfound faith as Dakota is about his, Darvi seems to find trouble under every rock. When she finds herself a pawn in one of the biggest rackets in town, she wonders if even a Texas Ranger can get her out of this one. Out here in the West, the stakes are high - for money, for power, and for love . . . under A Texas Sky.

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