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The Torch of Certainty

by Jamgon Kongtrul Chogyam Trungpa

This translation of a fundamental Tantric text reveals the richness and profundity of the intellectual and contemplative traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. The text describes the Four Foundation Practices that all practitioners of Vajrayana Buddhism must complete. The nature of impermanence, the effects of karma, the development of an enlightened attitude, and devotion to the guru are among the subjects treated in this book. Three eminent contemporary Tibetan Buddhist masters—Kalu Rinpoche, Deshung Rinpoche, and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche—explain the significance of The Torch of Certainty for modern-day students and practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism.

Torchlight (Full Circle #2)

by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Book 2 of the Best-Selling Full Circle Seriesthe handsome handyman enlisted to renovate Julia's estate also fix her mixed-up heart? <P> After inheriting her family's lighthouse and mansion, heiress Julia Rierdon--sister of Jake Rierdon (Refuge)--travels to the coast of Maine to restore the estate and turn it into a lavish inn. Temporarily separated from her wealthy fiancé, Julia turns to a mysterious stranger for assistance. Motorcycle-riding handyman Trevor Kenbridge is gorgeous, infuriating...and just the man she needs to help her prepare her inn. Could he also be the right man to claim her heart?From the Trade Paperback edition.

La tormenta antes de la calma

by Neale Donald Walsch

Neale Donald Walsch, autor de los bestsellers Conversaciones con Dios, ofrece una impresionante fórmula para sanar nuestras vidas y nuestro mundo al responder siete simples preguntas, y nos invita a unirnos en un canto colectivo. La tormenta antes de la calma nos incita a la acción, pues uno de los grandes problemas de la humanidad no son las cuestiones políticas o económicas, sino la conciencia espiritual. En este libro, Walsch nos hace un llamado para que nos hermanemos en una última comunión espiritual para luchar en contra de la pobreza, reducir el sufrimiento, eliminar la hambruna y asegurar los derechos básicos que competen a todo ser humano: la sobrevivencia. Para conseguirlo, hay que transformar nuestra mentalidad dualista en una conciencia de tríada: así como la Trinidad son el Padre, el Hijo y el Espíritu Santo, nosotros somos cuerpo, mente y espíritu. Si los integramos, entonces seremos capaces de restablecer una conexión con la misión de nuestra alma y entender mejor nuestra propia evolución y salvar, también, el mundo.

La Tormenta Interior: Cambia el caos de cómo te sientes por la verdad de quién eres

by Sheila Walsh

Sin importar la tempestad, Dios sabe, Dios se interesa y Él está siempre presente. El caos de la vida puede ser abrumador, y las mujeres llevan una carga mayor que la de la mayoría de las personas. Cada día viene con sus propias presiones y decepciones que poco a poco van reduciendo el gozo, la paz y nuestra cercanía a Él. ¡Pero hay esperanza! En La tormenta interior, Sheila Walsh, autora de éxitos editoriales y oradora de Mujeres de Fe, te invita a profundizar en diez formas transformadoras que te llenarán de esperanza y cambiarán tu vida. A través de enseñanzas bíblicas, historias íntimas de sus propias tormentas y el caos que otras mujeres han afrontado y superado, Walsh nos muestra de qué manera: El sufrimiento se puede convertir en fortaleza. La pena puede conducir al amor. El resentimiento puede encontrar libertad. La restauración puede anular la ira. La valentía puede superar a la insignificancia. ¡Y mucho más! En La tormenta interior, encontrarás paz en la verdad más tranquilizante de todas --que siempre serás hija de Dios sin importar cómo te sientas-- No matter the storm, God knows, God cares, and He is always there. In this book, best-selling author, Sheila Walsh invites you into ten life-changing, hope-filled transformations where God's divine redemption quiets the chaos you feel

Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate

by Justin Lee

As a teenager and young man, Justin Lee felt deeply torn. Nicknamed "God Boy" by his peers, he knew that he was called to a life in the evangelical Christian ministry. But Lee harbored a secret: He also knew that he was gay. In this groundbreaking book, Lee recalls the events--his coming out to his parents, his experiences with the "ex-gay" movement, and his in-depth study of the Bible--that led him, eventually, to self-acceptance. But more than just a memoir, TORN provides insightful, practical guidance for all committed Christians who wonder how to relate to gay friends or family members--or who struggle with their own sexuality. Convinced that "in a culture that sees gays and Christians as enemies, gay Christians are in a unique position to bring peace," Lee demonstrates that people of faith on both sides of the debate can respect, learn from, and love one another.e another.

Torn: Trusting God When Life Leaves You in Pieces

by Jud Wilhite

When our world comes crashing down, it does more than steal our peace. Something inside us tears. We feel broken, stranded--torn. We naturally ask the question "Why?" when we're hurting. But as pastor Jud Wilhite turned to the Bible in his own pain, he was surprised to discover that another question matters more: "Who?" Who is worthy of our trust when our trust when our lives are in pieces? You may be experiencing a time of such darkness that you wonder if you will ever find "normal" again or look toward the future with hope. In Torn, Jud explores your questions as well as God's answers--and God's mysteries. With a pastor's heart, he looks with you at practical ways to fight for joy, deal with anger and depression, and make the million tiny decisions that add up to a life committed to God, even when your heart is broken. It's not about having better arguments for the purpose behind our suffering. It's about our relationship with God--a relationship that can flourish even when our whys go unanswered.

Torn Asunder: Children, the Myth of the Good Divorce, and the Recovery of Origins

by Margaret McCarthy

A timely unsettling of old "settled" questions surrounding divorce Amid the current nationwide debate over what "marriage" is, this book examines anew the nature and meaning of marriage from the standpoint of what adult children of divorce have actually experienced. Upholding the inextricable link between our personal identity and our origin in a union of two — and, more deeply, in the Fatherhood of God — the contributors to this volume reflect on the damage that divorce does to children, opening up important questions for all of us: What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to love and to marry? After decades of talk about the rights of adults to get a divorce and the benefits for children of an amicable split between parents (a so-called "good divorce"), these authors — theologians, philosophers, political scientists, lawyers, psychologists, sociologists, and cultural critics — effectively unsettle conventional opinion.

Torn at the Roots: The Crisis of Jewish Liberalism in Postwar America

by Michael E. Staub

When Jewish neoconservatives burst upon the political scene, many people were surprised. Conventional wisdom held that Jews were uniformly liberal. This book explodes the myth of a monolithic liberal Judaism. Michael Staub tells the story of the many fierce battles that raged in postwar America over what the authentically Jewish position ought to be on issues ranging from desegregation to Zionism, from Vietnam to gender relations, sexuality, and family life. Throughout the three decades after 1945, Michael Staub shows, American Jews debated the ways in which the political commitments of Jewish individuals and groups could or should be shaped by their Jewishness. Staub shows that, contrary to conventional wisdom, the liberal position was never the obvious winner in the contest. By the late 1960s left-wing Jews were often accused by their conservative counterparts of self-hatred or of being inadequately or improperly Jewish. They, in turn, insisted that right-wing Jews were deaf to the moral imperatives of both the Jewish prophetic tradition and Jewish historical experience, which obliged Jews to pursue social justice for the oppressed and the marginalized. Such declamations characterized disputes over a variety of topics: American anticommunism, activism on behalf of African American civil rights, imperatives of Jewish survival, Israel and Israeli-Palestinian relations, the 1960s counterculture, including the women's and gay and lesbian liberation movements, and the renaissance of Jewish ethnic pride and religious observance. Spanning these controversies, Staub presents not only a revelatory and clear-eyed prehistory of contemporary Jewish neoconservatism but also an important corrective to investigations of "identity politics" that have focused on interethnic contacts and conflicts while neglecting intraethnic ones. Revising standard assumptions about the timing of Holocaust awareness in postwar America, Staub charts how central arguments over the Holocaust's purported lessons were to intra-Jewish political conflict already in the first two decades after World War II. Revisiting forgotten artifacts of the postwar years, such as Jewish marriage manuals, satiric radical Zionist cartoons, and the 1970s sitcom about an intermarried couple entitled Bridget Loves Bernie, and incidents such as the firing of a Columbia University rabbi for supporting anti-Vietnam war protesters and the efforts of the Miami Beach Hotel Owners Association to cancel an African Methodist Episcopal Church convention, Torn at the Roots sheds new light on an era we thought we knew well.

Torn Loyalties

by Vicki Hinze

Madison McKay doesn't trust anyone. The former military woman and owner of Lost, Inc., learned about betrayal the hard way, in work and in love. That's why she'd never let herself fall for ex-military special investigator Grant Deaver. Yet when Madison is framed for a security breach at a top secret military facility, she's forced to put her life in Grant's hands. But after she discovers that he's been deceiving her, everything will be torn apart unless Grant can convince her to trust him with her life...and her heart.

Torn Thread

by Anne Isaacs

A searing Holocaust novel based on a true story. Twelve-year-old Eva and her sister have been forced to leave their home in Poland and are imprisoned in a Nazi labor camp. There they must spin thread on treacherous machinery to make clothing and blankets for the German Army. As Eva struggles amid ever worsening dangers to save her life and that of her sick sister, readers witness how two teenagers strive to create home and family amidst inhumanity and chaos. Written in exquisite prose, this story of heartbreak and hope that is rich in detail and symbolism will deeply move readers of all ages.

Torn Thread

by Anne Isaacs

Praise for ) anne isaacs' Torn Thread "Every word . . . rings as true as any first-person story told by an actual survivor, giving young readers another powerful testament to the horrors of the Holocaust." - Kirkus Reviews, pointered review "A riveting account. . . . This powerful testament to the human spirit provides much opportunity for discussion of this dark time in human history." SfetSeliBatlJbniry Journal - Booklist tells it without exploitation or sentimentality." "The power of the human spirit provides a solid foundation for this Holocaust novel." - Voice of Youth Advocates

Tornando-se uma Influência: Um mandato divino para todos. O privilégio dos que creem. A expectativa do Senhor para todos.

by Eryeza Kalalu

Transforme sua vida com menos de três minutos por dia. Eryeza Kalalu percebeu que todo cristão pode influenciar vidas. Ap

Toronto, the Belfast of Canada

by William J. Smyth

In late nineteenth-century Toronto, municipal politics were so dominated by the Irish Protestants of the Orange Order that the city was known as the "Belfast of Canada." For almost a century, virtually every mayor of Toronto was an Orangeman and the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne was a civic holiday. Toronto, the Belfast of Canada explores the intolerant origins of today's cosmopolitan city.Using lodge membership lists, census data, and municipal records, William J. Smyth details the Orange Order's role in creating Toronto's municipal culture of militant Protestantism, loyalism, and monarchism. One of Canada's foremost experts on the Orange Order, Smyth analyses the Orange Order's influence between 1850 and 1950, the city's frequent public displays of sectarian tensions, and its occasional bouts of rioting and mayhem.


by Lisa T. Bergren

When Gabi and Lia finally learn to surf the river of time, they realize they must make hard choices about life and love in Torrent, the third and final book in the River of Time series. Gabi and Lia Betarrini have learned to control their time travel, and they return from medieval Italy to save their father from his tragic death in modern times. But love calls across the centuries, and the girls are determined to return forever--even though they know the Black Plague is advancing across Europe, claiming the lives of one-third of the population. In the suspenseful conclusion of the River of Time series, every decision is about life ... and death.

Torrent Falls

by Jan Watson

The year is 1888, Copper is a young widow with a baby trying to make a go of the ramshackle farm she received from her father in Troublesome Creek. Copper's life seems as dilapidated as the farm as she struggles to come to terms with her shattered world. Desperate to rekindle the easy faith she had as a child, she searches for peace and God's direction in the serenity of the Kentucky mountains. Further complicating her life is a budding romance with John Pelfrey, Copper's long-ago sweetheart. Once sure she could never love again, Copper gives her heart to John only to face betrayal. A skilled midwife, Copper is challenged in many ways as she ministers to the women of eastern Kentucky. Always a believer, Copper still has much to learn as she grows in wisdom and in faith.

Tortured for Christ: 50th Anniversary Edition

by Richard Wurmbrand

Richard Wurmbrand suffered 14 years in underground prison cells, months in solitary confinement, and years of physical torture. His only crimes were his fervent belief in Jesus Christ and his public witness for that faith. Richard Wurmbrand exposed the persecution of Christians by atheistic Communist governments—his testimony shocked the Western world. With over 10 million copies in 60 languages, this is an inspiring true story of faith that every Christian should read. In addition to the classic story, this 50th anniversary edition features:a foreword by George Verwer and Dale Rhoton, founders of Operation Mobilizationan introduction by Merv Knight, a Wurmbrand historianan updated epilogue by The Voice of the Martyrsphotographs of Richard and his wife, Sabinaan excerpt of Richard’s testimony at a US Senate Subcommittee Hearing

Tortured for Christ, 30th anniversary edition

by Richard Wurmbrand

This 30th anniversary edition of "Tortured for Christ" is the original testimony of a pastor's fourteen-year imprisonment under a Romanian dictatorship. The author says he has written this book, with pen and tears, only three days shortly after his release from prison.

Toss the Bouquet: Three Spring Love Stories

by Janice Thompson Ruth Logan Herne Amy Matayo

They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection. All Dressed Up in Loveby Ruth Logan Herne Tara walks into Elena’s Bridal and finds her dream job—and a handsome man to match. Greg Elizondo is working at the shop, trying to keep it afloat after his mother’s passing. But can their growing attraction take root amidst juggling Bridezillas, wedding dress orders, and an upcoming gala for the shop? Can God orchestrate their desires and goals into one happy ending? In Tune with Loveby Amy Matayo April Quinn loves her sister and wants to make sure the week of her wedding is the happiest of her life, even if it means putting up with Kristin’s every crazy whim. But when Kristin hires April’s ex-boyfriend Jack Vaughn as the wedding singer, all sisterly devotion flies out the window. As April and Jack keep appearances for the sake of Kristin’s happiness, they rediscover a chemistry that never quite fizzled out. But will they be able to rewrite two solos into a timeless duet? Never a Bridesmaidby Janice Thompson Mari Hays’s older sister Crystal is getting married, and Mari is ecstatic to be part of the wedding. But she soon finds her expected role of maid of honor has been delegated to the worst possible choice: Sienna Jameson. With the wedding day looming, an emotional and sensitive sister, and a selfish maid of honor, can Mari keep the waters calm until the bride and groom jet over for their honeymoon? And will she allow herself to be caught by Houston’s most eligible bachelor?

Total Atheism: Secular Activism and the Politics of Difference in South India (Methodology & History in Anthropology #38)

by Stefan Binder

Exploring lived atheism in the South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, this book offers a unique insight into India’s rapidly transforming multi-religious society. It explores the social, cultural, and aesthetic challenges faced by a movement of secular activists in their endeavors to establish atheism as a practical and comprehensive way of life. On the basis of original ethnographic material and engaged conceptual analysis, Total Atheism develops an alternative to Eurocentric accounts of secularity and critically revisits central themes of South Asian scholarship from the hitherto marginalized vantage point of radically secular and explicitly irreligious atheists in India.

Total Christmas Makeover: 31 Devotions to Celebrate with Purpose

by Melissa Spoelstra

In the bustle of the Christmas season, it can be easy to get swept up in all of the things to do. But it’s important to pause and remember that our priority should be to spend time celebrating Christ’s birth and not forget to invite Jesus to his own party. Christmas is far more than a celebration of an event from long ago or a modern holiday centered around shopping. Mindfully take time to listen to how God continues to speak through the Christmas story as the Gospel narratives centered around the birth of Jesus are filled with encouragement and revelation concerning the love of God and his wisdom for us today. In Total Christmas Makeover, author and Bible teacher Melissa Spoelstra provides a practical approach for you and your family to turn your attention toward God’s grace day-by-day as you prepare for Christmas. This 31-day devotional presents key scriptures, ideas to implement with each reading, and questions for reflection to guide you in rediscovering rituals, relationship, and rest to connect you more deeply with Christ this holiday season.

Total Church: A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community

by Tim Chester Steve Timmis

"Church is not a meeting you attend or a place you enter," write pastors Tim Chester and Steve Timmis. "It's an identity that is ours in Christ. An identity that shapes the whole of life so that life and mission become 'total church.'" With that as their premise, they emphasize two overarching principles to govern the practice of church and mission: being gospel-centered and being community-centered. When these principles take precedence, say the authors, the truth of the Word is upheld, the mission of the gospel is carried out, and the priority of relationships is practiced in radical ways. The church becomes not just another commitment to juggle but a 24/7 lifestyle where programs, big events, and teaching from one person take a backseat to sharing lives, reaching out, and learning about God together. In Total Church, Chester and Timmis first outline the biblical case for making gospel and community central and then apply this dual focus to evangelism, social involvement, church planting, world missions, discipleship, pastoral care, spirituality, theology, apologetics, youth and children's work. As this insightful book calls the body of Christ to rethink its perspective and practice of church, it charts a middle path between the emerging church movement and conservative evangelicalism that all believers will find helpful.

Total Collapse: The Case Against Responsibility and Morality

by Stephen Kershnar

This book argues that there is no morality and that people are not morally responsible for what they do. In particular, it argues that what people do is neither right nor wrong and that they are neither praiseworthy nor blameworthy for doing it. Morality and moral responsibility lie at the heart of how we view the world. In our daily life, we feel that people act rightly or wrongly, make the world better or worse, and are virtuous or vicious. These policies are central to our justifying how we see the world and treat others. In this book, the author argues that our views on these matters are false. He presents a series of arguments that threaten to undermine our theoretical and practical worldviews. The philosophical costs of denying moral responsibility and morality are enormous. It does violence to philosophical positions that many people took a lifetime to develop. Worse, it does violence to our everyday view of people. A host of concepts that we rely on daily (praiseworthy, blameworthy, desert, virtue, right, wrong, good, bad, etc.) fail to refer to any property in the world and are thus deeply mistaken. This book is of interest to philosophers, lawyers, and humanities professors as well as people interested in morality, law, religion, and public policy.

Total Family Makeover: 8 Practical Steps to Making Disciples at Home

by Melissa Spoelstra

God calls us as parents to be key disciple-makers in our children's lives, but if we're honest, some days it's a battle just to get them dressed and ready for school on time. How can you mold their hearts when sometimes you can't even find their shoes? In Total Family Makeover, author Melissa Spoelstra gives parents a way--a sort of spiritual track to run on--when it comes to building family discipleship. She focuses on eight key habits of growth: * Spending Time in Prayer * Reading God's Word * Growing Through a Mentoring Relationship * Finding Community in the Church * Serving Others * Taking Time to Rest * Giving Back to God * Sharing Your Faith Disciples are made, not born. Whether your children are babes in arms or teenagers getting ready to leave the nest, making disciples at home starts with you! Give your family a makeover with this practical approach to helping your children learn what it means to be a follower of Jesus.

Total Forgiveness

by R. T. Kendall

'Few recently published books have made a greater impression on me than R T Kendall's Total Forgiveness,' writes Robin Eames. 'I have found so much in his words to challenge my own thinking and work. His Bible-centred approach is matched by the realism of how individuals have tried to face up to loss, distress and frustration.' This book, possibly R T Kendall's most important work to date, explains what God calls for as 'total forgiveness'. No sin or action is unforgivable, says R T, and we are called to keep no record of wrongs, to refuse to punish those who have hurt us, to show mercy and to avoid any form of bitterness. A radical message for a divided world.

Total Forgiveness: When Everything in You Wants to Hold a Grudge, Point a Finger, and Remember the Pain—God Wants You to Lay it All Aside

by R. T. Kendall

R.T. Kendall has given us a treasure…the hope and possibility of experiencing incredible freedom and peace that can only come when we walk in total forgiveness. One of the core messages of the gospel is that of total forgiveness…not only that we can be totally forgiven by God, but also that we must, in turn, totally forgive others. Our culture is bound up in bitterness, resentment, and wallowing in wounds inflicted upon us by others, wounds that we all too easily accept and even cling to! This revised and updated best seller lovingly challenges believers to look within and root out those hidden and hardened places where subtle resentments and areas of un-forgiveness have been allowed to remain.

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