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Written That You May Believe: Encountering Jesus In The Fourth Gospel

by Sandra M. Schneiders Sandra S. Schneiders

Written That You May Believe has quickly become a standard text for the feminist-informed study of the Gospel of John. Scholars have hailed its publication and dedicated a session at the American Academy of Religion to discuss its message. Lay readers have welcomed it as a companion in opening up the meaning of the Fourth Gospel, and small groups have begun using it as a guide in their devotional reading. This revised edition, enriched with new chapters from Sandra Schneiders and a study guide prepared by John C. Wronski offers new ways to nourish faith through the rich symbolism of the Gospel of John and an invitation to "dwell in" the liberating truth of Jesus.

Written to Be Heard: Recovering the Messages of the Gospels

by Kelly James Clark Paul Borgman

Recovers the lost messages of Mark, Matthew, Luke-Acts, and John for people todayThe words of the gospels were meant to be heard. While we can still appreciate the construction and grasp some understanding when we read, we miss much of the message because we’re working in the wrong medium. In Written to Be Heard Paul Borgman and Kelly James Clark offer the keys to recovering the radical, relevant messages of each gospel as they were first heard.The shaping of the gospels for oral performances, which would have been obvious to ancient (mostly preliterate) listeners, is lost on even the best contemporary reader. With careful analysis of the gospel writers’ particular voices within their own ancient literary context, Borgman and Clark equip readers to read as if hearing, focusing on overlapping patterns of hearing cues that shape each text and embed theological perspective.

Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling: The Function of Avowal in Justice

by Michel Foucault Bernard E. Harcourt edited by Fabienne Brion translated by Stephen W. Sawyer

Three years before his death, Michel Foucault delivered a series of lectures at the Catholic University of Louvain that until recently remained almost unknown. These lectures--which focus on the role of avowal, or confession, in the determination of truth and justice--provide the missing link between Foucault's early work on madness, delinquency, and sexuality and his later explorations of subjectivity in Greek and Roman antiquity. Ranging broadly from Homer to the twentieth century, Foucault traces the early use of truth-telling in ancient Greece and follows it through to practices of self-examination in monastic times. By the nineteenth century, the avowal of wrongdoing was no longer sufficient to satisfy the call for justice; there remained the question of who the "criminal" was and what formative factors contributed to his wrong-doing. The call for psychiatric expertise marked the birth of the discipline of psychiatry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well as its widespread recognition as the foundation of criminology and modern criminal justice. Published here for the first time, the 1981 lectures have been superbly translated by Stephen W. Sawyer and expertly edited and extensively annotated by Fabienne Brion and Bernard E. Harcourt. They are accompanied by two contemporaneous interviews with Foucault in which he elaborates on a number of the key themes. An essential companion to "Discipline and Punish," "Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling" will take its place as one of the most significant works of Foucault to appear in decades, and will be necessary reading for all those interested in his thought.

The Wrong Messiah: The Real Story of Jesus of Nazareth

by Nick Page

He came from the wrong social class, the wrong place and the wrong profession. He ate with the wrong people, championed the wrong causes and attracted the wrong kind of supporters. He even spoke with the wrong accent. In fact everything about Jesus of Nazareth was wrong. How could this odd-job man be God's Messiah?To the authorities he was a dangerous rebel; to the pious he was scandalously unorthodox. Even his family thought he was mad. But somehow this builder from 'up north' - this outrageous, unorthodox, rebellious teacher and miracle worker - changed the world.In this illuminating new biography, Nick Page strips away centuries of misrepresentation and myth to reveal the real personality portrayed in the gospels. Drawing on a wealth of historical and archaeological research, the result is a startling and vivid new portrait of Yeshua ben Yosef - Jesus of Nazareth.Challenging and thought-provoking, THE WRONG MESSIAH will change the way you view Jesus: the man who in so many ways seemed utterly wrong, but who history has proved triumphantly to be right.

Wrongly Accused

by Laura Scott

A DESPERATE FATHER Only one thing matters to Caleb O'Malley: his daughter. Framed for his wife's murder, Caleb's only wish is to see his little girl. But Noelle Whitman, his daughter's foster mother, isn't buying his plea of innocence until bullets start flying and they're running for their lives. Staying one step ahead of the real killer proves nearly impossible, but former SWAT cop Caleb will risk everything to keep them safe. Because now there is nothing more important than Noelle and his daughter-not his freedom, not even his life. SWAT: Top Cops-Love in the line of duty

Wrongly Accused & Down to the Wire: A 2-in-1 Collection

by Laura Scott

Love in the line of duty.Wrongly AccusedFramed for his wife’s murder, former SWAT cop Caleb O’Malley’s only wish is to see his little girl. But Noelle Whitman, his daughter’s foster mother, isn’t buying his plea of innocence—until bullets start flying and they’re running for their lives. Caleb will risk everything to keep them safe. Because now there is nothing more important than Noelle and his daughter—not even his life.Down to the WireThere’s only one man who can save schoolteacher Tess Collins—SWAT cop Declan Shaw. Her survival depends on him defusing a bomb in her classroom and protecting her from an unknown enemy. But keeping his onetime high school crush safe soon becomes more than just a job for the highly trained explosives expert. And it’ll take all his professional skills to catch the perpetrator before it’s too late.

Wurmbrand: Tortured For Christ - The Complete Story

by The Voice of the Martyrs

This biography explores the inspiring lives of Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, telling the complete story in one volume for the first time! On February 29, 1948, Richard Wurmbrand was arrested by the secret police. His crimes? Leading Christian worship and witnessing—both of which were illegal under the atheistic Communist regime of Romania. He also spoke up for Christ at a gathering of party officials and religious leaders. Because of his faithfulness to Christ, he endured 14 years of prison and torture. His wife, Sabina, suffered two years of forced labor. They emerged not with melancholy or a bitter spirit but with a story of victorious faith. Though Richard and Sabina endured intense persecution, they remained outspoken and bold about sharing their faith in the God who saved them.

Wurmbrand Participant's Guide: A Six-Session Study on the Complete Tortured for Christ Story

by The Voice of the Martyrs

Advance God’s kingdom on your front lines—no matter the cost. Experience true stories of God’s love overcoming unimaginable cruelty and learn how you can walk with the Lord and see His power overcome opposition to the gospel in your neighborhood, workplace, school or home. We all struggle to apply biblical instructions to forgive, love, and reach our enemies for Christ. Let the story of Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand inspire you and your group as you study how God helps His followers faithfully serve in the face of extreme difficulty and opposition. In this study, you will see real-life examples of the kind of biblical discipleship to which we all aspire. God’s power is sufficient to overcome every obstacle we face, and His grace will transform the most sinful among us.

WWJD? Think About It

by Beverly Courrege

Like millions of Christians, you may find yourself wondering, what would He do? But finding the answer is easier than you think. WWJD? Think About It challenges you by asking tough questions you face every day, showing you how Christians a hundred years ago answered the question -- based on excerpts from Charles Sheldon's best-selling classic, "In His Steps" -- and giving you Jesus' answers in select Scripture verses. By realizing what Jesus would do, or have us do, in everyday situations -- you will be empowered to make wise and lasting decisions.

Wyclif: Trialogus

by Stephen E. Lahey John Wycliff

John Wyclif is known for translating the Vulgate Bible into English, and for arguing for the royal divestment of the church, the reduction of papal power and the elimination of the friars and against the doctrine of transubstantiation. His thought catalyzed the Lollard movement in England and provided an ideology for the Hussite revolution in Bohemia. Wyclif's Trialogus discusses divine power and knowledge, creation, virtues and vices, the Incarnation, redemption and the sacraments. It consists of a three-way conversation, which Wyclif wrote to familiarize priests and layfolk with the complex issues underlying Christian doctrine, and begins with formal philosophical theology, which moves into moral theology, concluding with a searing critique of the fourteenth-century ecclesiastical status quo. Stephen Lahey provides a complete English translation of all four books, and the 'Supplement to the Trialogue', which will be a valuable resource for scholars and students currently relying on selective translated extracts.

Wyoming Christmas Heroes: Doctor St. Nick, Rescuing Christmas, Jolly Holiday, Jack Santa

by Jeri Odell Jeanie Smith Cash Linda Lyle Tammy Shuttlesworth

Doctor St. Nick by Jeanie Smith Cash Annie Benson, widowed and seven months pregnant with twins, is convinced God doesn't waste time on unimportant people like her. She's working as a waitress in a little California town when she receives word she's inherited a small ranch in Wyoming. Excited and relieved, Annie wants to spend Christmas in her new home. As she exits the bus, the local doctor and her new neighbor, Gabriel St. Nick offers her a hand. While stuck in a snowstorm and in labor, can Gabe convince Annie that God loves her and so does he? Rescuing Christmas by Linda Lyle When Chris is separated from her group while snowmobiling, a sudden snowstorm leaves her stranded, and it is up to park ranger Paul Rogers to rescue her. Will being trapped in a remote cabin for Christmas bring them together, or will their anger extinguish the last sparks of their love? Jolly Holiday by Jeri Odell Kloie Olson has found the perfect man for her and her mom-Mom doesn't seem interested. Nine-year-old Kloie isn't easily deterred, and she arranges an accidental rendezvous between her mom and the firefighter, Luke Jolly. Will Kloie's persistence pay off, or will her mom remain stubborn to the end? Jack Santa by Tammy Shuttlesworth Firefighter Jack Trenton looks forward to playing Santa in order to fill some empty weekend hours. Then he meets Stacy Waters, and his act of kindness becomes more than brightening a widow and her young son's Christmas holiday. She believes if she falls in love again, her young son risks forgetting all about his biological father. Jack is determined to prove Stacy wrong, but can he succeed?

Wyoming Christmas Quadruplets (Wyoming Cowboys #3)

by Jill Kemerer

A nanny at Christmastime…Will she find love in this Wyoming Cowboys novel?Six weeks on a ranch caring for quadruplets—aspiring nurse Ainsley Draper’s prepared for a busy Christmas. When the children’s handsome uncle opens the door, her task gets extra complicated. Marshall Graham is upholding his promise to look after his twin sister, the babies’ mom. But as family loyalty clashes with new love, will the perfect present include a future with Ainsley?

The Wyoming Heir

by Naomi Rawlings

The Cowboy in the Classroom Given a choice, Luke Hayes wouldn't ever leave his Wyoming ranch. Yet when his estranged grandfather dies, leaving him everything, he'll travel to Valley Falls, New York-but only to collect his sister and his inheritance. He won't be roped into saving a floundering girls' school, no matter what mathematics teacher Elizabeth Wells says. Elizabeth has defied social convention and her own family for the sake of her beloved Hayes Academy. Luke is pure rancher, from the tip of his Stetson to the scuff on his boots, yet he's also becoming her unlikely ally. Only he can help save her job and school...but how much will she lose when the time comes for him to leave?

Wyoming Hoofbeats

by Susan Page Davis

A few moments later, she couldn't resist opening them just a bit and peeping out. The woman stood only a few yards from her, and she was staring frankly at Rachel. "Hello." Rachel swallowed hard. She opened her mouth but nothing came out. The people of the village would be incensed when they learned she had allowed herself to be seen by the outsider. She whipped around and darted behind the large pine tree. There was a bushy spruce close by, and she ran for it, hiding behind its spreading branches, and again stood still. She could hear the woman's soft footsteps, then silence. "I won't hurt you," came the melodious voice. Rachel said nothing. A footstep, and the branches of the spruce stirred. Rachel's heart raced as she hesitated, knowing she could lose the woman in the woods if she ran, but she was unable to turn away again. Suddenly, she was staring into brilliant, blue eyes.

Wyoming Lawman

by Victoria Bylin

Matrimony? Never again for deputy sheriff Matt Wiley. The only good thing from his first marriage is his daughter. His little girl might want a mother, but Matt knows that no woman should have to deal with his guilty secret, or his anger at God. He'll do his duty, serve the town of Cheyenne and keep his distance. Yet when courageous single mother Pearl Oliver comes to town, watching from the sidelines isn't an option- especially when Pearl lands herself in danger. His heart, Pearl's life and the safety of their town are all at risk. Only the love and faith he thought he'd left behind can help him win his way to happily ever after.

Wyoming Promises

by Kerri Mountain

A Place to Call Home Traveling through the Wyoming wilderness, all Bridger Jamison wants is a job and a safe haven for his brother. Finding work with the lovely Lola Martin solves at least one of his problems. And the charming town of Quiver Creek seems like the perfect place to start a new life. A string of mysterious deaths has the town-and Lola-on edge. She isn't sure what to make of the new man in town. But she can't help trusting the handsome carpenter who shows such tenderness toward his brother. When secrets come to light, Lola must put her faith in the man who's stolen her heart, or risk letting a perfect love pass her by....

Wyoming Sweethearts

by Jillian Hart

Where Do Lonely Hearts Go? The chance to rescue abandoned horses has ;iven Eloise Tipple the fresh start she needs. After losing her skating career and fiance, she returns home to Wild Horse, Wyoming, to work at a beautiful inn and man the stables. Sean Granger has also come home to nurse some emotional wounds and would like nothing more than to pursue life as a lone wolf. Both say they want nothing more than friendship. But while saving homeless horses, can Sean and Eloise save each other and heal their wounds?

The X Blessing

by Clarence Mcclendon

Well-known television preacher, Bishop Clarence E. McClendon "opens the X Files" as he presents revelatory insight from Genesis 48. This old Testament narrative provides the framework for a revolutionary look at how God occasionally goes outside of His established order of blessing the first-born and expected generation in favor of releasing His blessing upon the younger generation. God is once again flipping His grace and choosing the unexpected. While the secular news media and experts of the day have decided Generation X to be an "unknown generation" and have labeled them as lazy, lost, confused, and without hope, McClendon believes this is truly the blessed generation.

X-Plan Parenting: Become Your Child's Ally—A Guide to Raising Strong Kids in a Challenging World

by Bert Fulks

The creator of the viral parenting concept the “X-Plan” illuminates the importance of awakening your child’s unique strength—while also taking an introspective look at your own life story to become a better parent. Last year, father and former teacher Bert Fulks’s simple parenting idea went viral: if your teenagers find themselves in a situation where they feel uncomfortable or trapped, they can text a family member an “X.” That family member will then call, giving the teen a way out, while still maintaining their freedom—and no questions will be asked. Now in X-Plan Parenting, Fulks expands on the how and the why behind his plan, emphasizing the importance of developing trusting relationships with our kids. Drawing on biblical principles, Fulks’s approach illuminates how even though we want the very best for our children, we sometimes parent from a place of brokenness and a desire for control rather than support and encouragement. We focus on our mistakes and painful growing-up moments and the things we wish we’d had when we were kids instead of what’s best for our own children right now. This dynamic can pit kids against their parents and create rifts in the relationship. Fulks advocates for an alliance between children and parents instead of an “us vs. them” mentality. Rather than spending so much time coaxing or battling our kids, Fulks inspires us to work with our kids instead of against them. And rather than trying to right our own past wrongs vicariously through our children, he urges us to recognize where we need healing so we can provide authentic strength to support our kids’ unique journeys. There is a tender art to disciplining our kids, and X-Plan Parenting serves up laughter and tears, hard questions, and plenty of grace to moms and dads who want their kids to love God and lead passionate, joyful lives in an unpredictable world.

Xealots: Defying the Gravity of Normality

by Dave Gibbons

We thirst for purpose, clarity, fulfillment and direction in our lives. How do we go about sorting through all the self-help books, talks and seminars? The common, normal solutions to navigating life are focused on strengths, gifts, and passion. The reality is quite contrarian to what seems to make sense. The revelations is found in the divine fingerprints of all that we are: our life story, what energized and de-energizes us, our rhythms, and even our pain and weaknesses. It’s a different way of approaching clarity of life. At the heart of this book is the understanding that a life filled with passion is radically different than what many of us have been taught. Often it’s not in the how do we find life but a commitment to a passionate pursuit. Neurologically, if we ask the question how our brains can’t tap the new domains, our brains resorts to typical default solutions that are often inadequate. The way to live life to its fullest is found in abnormal rhythms and principles, that have the tension of questions more than answers. It’s a place where strategy is important but an ethos where relationships trump vision. The way we are invited to live life to its fullest is found with a contrarian set of beliefs, values and questions. It’s not about quick fixes and simplistic “solutions.”. God works through our weaknesses and our failures. Real vision is found through relationships with God and with other people. Obedience is better than passion. These contrarian concepts have been presented and tested in many business and non-profit settings, including Willow Creek’s Leadership Summit where Dave gave a keynote address. The tone of this book was established as Dave thought about what he would want to share with his four third culture children and future leaders. It was Dave’s heart that they would walk a life where they experienced life to it’s fullest, exploring the new and old domains of world that is constantly changing.

Xenosophia and Religion. Biographical and Statistical Paths for a Culture of Welcome: Biographical And Statistical Paths For A Culture Of Welcome

by Heinz Streib Constantin Klein

This book documents the current polarization in Germany regarding the issue of refugee immigration. It presents quantitative estimates for both xenophobia and xenophilia in the German population, including short-time changes. The book suggests a conceptual change of perspectives. It focuses not only on the pathogenic model that accounts for outcomes such as xenophobia, Islamophobia and other forms of (inter-religious) prejudice, but on a salutogenic model. In the book’s view, the salutogenic model entails xenosophia: the wisdom, creativity and inspiration that emerges from the encounter with the strange and the strange religion. The book addresses individual dispositions, which may lead to xenophobia or xenosophia, and takes into account predictors such as religiosity, religious schemata, value preferences, tolerance of complexity, and violence legitimizing norms of masculinity. A selection of case studies present typical biographical trajectories toward xenosophia.

Xn: X to The Nth

by Clint Townsend

“A perfect world begins with perfect humans.” <P><P>X to The Nth is the story of Dr. Cain Wyczthack III (WICH-thak), President and CEO of the Engenechem Corporation, and his trusted partner, Dr. Alan White. Together, the two have worked for decades and spent billions of dollars to engineer and create a perfect, highly intelligent, genetically pure slave-labor force that's sustainable, easily replaceable...and untraceable. <P><P>Evan Armada Nine and Chloe Rover Seven are only two of thousands of clones who work diligently behind the scenes to advance Cain’s agenda and complete his top-secret projects. Although extreme measures are taken to ensure the female clones are kept isolated from their male counterparts, Dr. Wyczthack insists on tracking their every move with motion and sound sensitive video cameras and RFID chips embedded in their shoulders. <P><P>However, destiny will intercede and see to it that Chloe and Armada’s paths intersect. What is the mysterious entity that suddenly appears and leads Armada to Chloe? Why does the powerful presence want to help the couple break away from their masters? If they can manage to elude Engenechem's surveillance and tracking systems, where will the pair flee to? <P><P>After a hurried and daring escape attempt, the runaways discover Cain’s plans for the destruction of Earth and annihilation of its inhabitants, including the army of clones. To ensure that only the strong and genetically pure will survive a thermonuclear ‘New Genesis’, Engenechem, with the aid and contribution of the largest corporations and governments of the world, builds orbital stations, subterranean bunkers and storage warehouses, a space elevator, satellite hunters, and positional, space-based missile silos. The duo comes to the sad realization that they and the rest of the clones were created for the sole purpose of constructing the artificial environments that will house Dr. Wyczthack’s hand-selected survivors of his global, atomic genocide. <P><P>Will the love-struck clones successfully stop the launch of hundreds of nuclear missiles? Can Armada and Chloe avoid detection long enough to make a clean getaway from Engenechem’s military fortress?

Xunzi

by Eric L. Hutton Xunzi

This is the first complete, one-volume English translation of the ancient Chinese text Xunzi, one of the most extensive, sophisticated, and elegant works in the tradition of Confucian thought. Through essays, poetry, dialogues, and anecdotes, the Xunzi articulates a Confucian perspective on ethics, politics, warfare, language, psychology, human nature, ritual, and music, among other topics. Aimed at general readers and students of Chinese thought, Eric Hutton's translation makes the full text of this important work more accessible in English than ever before.Named for its purported author, the Xunzi (literally, "Master Xun") has long been neglected compared to works such as the Analects of Confucius and the Mencius. Yet interest in the Xunzi has grown in recent decades, and the text presents a much more systematic vision of the Confucian ideal than the fragmented sayings of Confucius and Mencius. In one famous, explicit contrast to them, the Xunzi argues that human nature is bad. However, it also allows that people can become good through rituals and institutions established by earlier sages. Indeed, the main purpose of the Xunzi is to urge people to become as good as possible, both for their own sakes and for the sake of peace and order in the world.In this edition, key terms are consistently translated to aid understanding and line numbers are provided for easy reference. Other features include a concise introduction, a timeline of early Chinese history, a list of important names and terms, cross-references, brief explanatory notes, a bibliography, and an index.

Xunzi: Basic Writings

by Burton Watson

Xunzi asserted that the original nature of man is evil, differing on this point from Mencius, his famous predecessor in the Confucian school. In the most complete, well-ordered philosophical system of his day, Xunzi advocated the counteraction of man's evil through self-improvement, the pursuit of learning, the avoidance of obsession, and observance of ritual in life. Readers familiar with Xunzi's work will find that Burton Watson's lucid translation breathes new life into this classic. Those new to Xunzi will find his ideas on government, language, and order and safety in society surprisingly close to concerns of our own age.

Y ahora, ¿qué hago?: La sorprendente solución para cuando todo sale mal

by John Townsend

Tal vez la solución a tus problemas no pueda ser instantánea, ¡pero sí puede ser milagrosa! Angustias, problemas de peso, problemas en el matrimonio, adicciones y dependencias, obsesiones y sentimientos de culpa, malos hábitos, frustraciones en el amor, problemas en las relaciones… Cuando las cosas no van bien en nuestra vida y nuestras relaciones, lo cual sucede con asombrosa frecuencia, esta manera sencilla y eficaz de resolver los problemas te va a ayudar. Te bastará con leer unas pocas páginas para exclamar: «¡Esto lo puedo hacer yo!». Cualquiera que sea tu problema, las siete claves que enseña el Dr. Townsend en este libro representarán para ti unos principios universales basados en la acción y necesarios para resolverlo. Aunque resolver un problema no sea instantáneo, sí puede ser milagroso. Sea grande o pequeño tu problema, este libro tiene la respuesta que andas buscando.

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