By Kerry Walters
By Kerry Walters
By Jem Sullivan,William J. Maloney
As a boy he performed together with his associates, helped his acquaintances, and prayed along with his family members. while he grew up he grew to become a clergyman, a bishop, and a cherished pope. This tale will take you on adventures along Karol, the boy who might someday turn into an exceptional saint of the Church.
Karol, The Boy Who grew to become Pope unearths the ability of religion and relations within the younger lifetime of the “pope of the family,” Saint John Paul II. Written by means of Jem Sullivan, catechist and writer, and wonderfully illustrated by way of award-winning artist William J. Maloney, Karol is a pleasant and encouraging children’s tale approximately one of many nice saints of our age.
Special Bonus Feature:
Excerpt from Saint John Paul II’s Letter to Children
By Claire Walker
By Dean Grodzins
In American Heretic, Dean Grodzins deals a compelling account of the impressive first part of Parker's profession, whilst this advanced man--charismatic but awkward, courageous but insecure--rose from poverty and obscurity to repute and notoriety as a Transcendentalist prophet. Grodzins finds hitherto hidden elements of Parker's existence, together with his love for a girl who was once now not his spouse, and offers clean views on Transcendentalism. Grodzins explores Transcendentalism's non secular roots, indicates the profound spiritual and political matters at stake within the "Transcendentalist controversy," and provides new insights into Parker's Transcendentalist colleagues, together with Emerson, Margaret Fuller, and Bronson Alcott. He strains, too, the highbrow origins of Parker's epochal definition of democracy as govt of, by means of, and for the people.
The manuscript of this ebook used to be provided the Allan Nevins Prize by way of the Society of yankee Historians.
By Dr. Jerry Gibson
By Albert J. Raboteau
American Prophets sheds severe new mild at the lives and considered seven significant prophetic figures in twentieth-century the USA whose social activism was once inspired by way of a deeply felt compassion for these anguish injustice.
In this compelling and provocative e-book, acclaimed non secular student Albert Raboteau tells the impressive tales of Abraham Joshua Heschel, A. J. Muste, Dorothy Day, Howard Thurman, Thomas Merton, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Fannie Lou Hamer—inspired people who succeeded in conveying their imaginative and prescient to the wider public via writing, talking, demonstrating, and organizing. Raboteau lines how their paths crossed and their lives intertwined, making a community of devoted activists who considerably replaced the attitudes of numerous generations of american citizens approximately contentious political concerns corresponding to conflict, racism, and poverty. Raboteau examines the affects that formed their rules and the awesome connections that associated them jointly. He discusses their theological and moral positions, and describes the rhetorical and strategic equipment those exemplars of recent prophecy used to cajole their fellow electorate to proportion their dedication to social change.
A momentous scholarly fulfillment in addition to a relocating testimony to the human spirit, American Prophets represents a tremendous contribution to the background of faith in American politics. This e-book is vital studying for an individual who's excited by social justice, or who desires to comprehend what prophetic notion and motion can suggest in state-of-the-art world.
By Christian Feldmann
By Annemarie Wachter,Marianne Wright
Anni, who grows from her teenage years to maturity over the process the e-book, is captivated with lifestyles and unsparing in her look for authenticity. Articulate and probing, her phrases have a latest ring as she plumbs the truth of her doubt and feel of religious loneliness. Then she studies a choice from God – and unearths a lifetime of goal, religion, and joy.
In Anni’s personal words: “It is infinitely reassuring to understand that there's an absolute fact, an infinitely nice love. it truly is awesome to understand that one doesn't need to squander one’s existence, one doesn't have to ask anymore what existence is absolutely for, what its objective is.”
Heightening the drama of this coming-of-age memoir is the old surroundings in Nineteen Twenties Germany, because the specter of Nazism looms ever higher over the area of Anni and her buddies, giving their questions about life’s that means a unique poignancy.
By Anne M. Blackburn
Modernizing and colonizing forces introduced nineteenth-century Sri Lankan Buddhists either demanding situations and possibilities. How did Buddhists care for social and monetary swap; new sorts of political, non secular, and academic discourse; and Christianity? and the way did Sri Lankan Buddhists, participating with different Asian Buddhists, reply to colonial rule? to reply to those questions, Anne M. Blackburn specializes in the lifetime of top monk and educator Hikkaduve Sumangala (1827–1911) to check extra generally Buddhist lifestyles less than international rule.
In Locations of Buddhism, Blackburn unearths that in Sri Lanka’s the most important a long time of deepening colonial regulate and modernization, there has been a stunning balance within the principal non secular actions of Hikkaduve and the Buddhists between whom he labored. whilst, they constructed new associations and kinds of organization, drawing on pre-colonial highbrow background in addition to colonial-period applied sciences and discourse. Advocating a brand new method of learning the impression of colonialism on colonized societies, Blackburn is very attuned the following to human adventure, being attentive to the conduct of idea and modes of association that characterised participants and smaller scale teams. Locations of Buddhism is a totally unique contribution to the learn of Sri Lanka and the background of Buddhism extra generally.
By Elizabeth Bingham Young,E. Ryerson Young,Jennifer S. H. Brown
Accompanying Elizabeth’s memoir, and delivering a counterpoint to it, are the memories of her eldest son, “Eddie.” Born at Norway residence in 1869 and nursed through a Cree girl from infancy, Eddie was once immersed in neighborhood Cree and Ojibwe lifestyles, tradition, and language, in lots of methods exemplifying the method of opposite acculturation usually in proof one of the youngsters of missionaries. Like these of his mom, Eddie’s thoughts catch the sensory and emotional texture of project existence, supplying a portrait that's startling in its immediacy.
Skillfully woven jointly and meticulously annotated via Jennifer Brown, those extraordinary reminiscences of venture existence are a useful addition to the fields of spiritual, missionary, and Aboriginal heritage. of their strength to resurrect event, also they are a fascination to read.