Download and read online Stories from the Street in PDF and EPUB Stories from the Street is a theological exploration of interviews with men and women who had experienced homelessness at some stage in their lives. Framed within a theology of story and a theology of liberation, Nixon suggests that story is not only a vehicle for creating human transformation but it is one of God's chosen means of effecting change. Short biographies of twelve characters are examined under themes including: crises in health and relationships, self-harm and suicide, anger and pain, God and the Bible. Expanding the existing literature of contextual theology, this book provides an alternative focus to a church-shaped mission by advocating with, and for, a very marginal group; suggesting that their experiences have much to teach the church. Churches are perceived as being active in terms of pastoral work, but reluctant to ask more profound questions about why homelessness exists at all. A theology of homelessness suggests not just a God of the homeless, but a homeless God, who shares stories and provides hope. Engaging with contemporary political and cultural debates about poverty, housing and public spending, Nixon presents a unique theological exploration of homeless people, suffering, hope and the human condition.
Download and read online The New Testament in PDF and EPUB Gerd Theissen describes the emergence of the New Testament canon out of the wide variety of early Christian literature, drawing on Max Weber's discussion of the evolution of religious organizations. Theissen describes a series of phases in the life of the early Christian movement: the charismatic, the "pseudepigraphic," the "functional," and the "canonical."
Download and read online The Gospel According to Matthew in PDF and EPUB This volume, based on seventy-three sermons that consecutively cover Matthew's Gospel, receives strength through the very roughness and directness of the word spoken under the inspiration of vast, visible audiences while addressed to the impressionable hearts of men. From first to last, the various units in the exposition proceed on the assumption that it was the intention of the writer to set forth the Person of our Lord in relation to His kingly office. So from the mystic account of His advent in human history, through the record of the authority of His ethical enunciation, the mercifulness of His method, the majesty of His death, and the glory of His resurrection, to the ringing claim of "all authority," and the clarion command to "disciple the nations," we are ever in the presence of the King. In an enthusiastic review, the Sunday School Times observes, "It will prove a mine of treasure for teaching the Sunday_ school lessons. There is hardly a page from which some expression of great force does not strike out at the reader."
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Download and read online Studies in the Gospel of Luke in PDF and EPUB This volume offers a collection of Lukan studies by Adelbert Denaux, whose preferred field of studies has been the Gospel of Luke for many years. The thirteen papers collected in this volume have been delivered in different languages and on different occasions. The papers deal with several aspects of Luke's Gospel: structure, Old Testament influence, theology and christology, Luke and Q, language and style, and individual passages. Adelbert Denaux (1938), Professor emeritus New Testament at the K.U. Leuven, is actually Dean of the Tilburg School of Theology, the Netherlands (2007- ).
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Download and read online A Lenten Hobo Honeymoon in PDF and EPUB Lent calls each of us to be hobos, HOmeward BOund pilgrims who cannot rest until we rest in God, our final destination. With insight, art and a touch of humor, Edward Hays guides us along a Lenten way that takes no shortcuts or easy ways out while at the same time making the way a honeymoon, a joy-filled journey with God homeward to God. Filled with hobo marking art pieces, which point the reader along a path of a fruitful Lent, all the way to a joyous Easter.
Download and read online Feasting on the Gospels Matthew Volume 1 in PDF and EPUB Feasting on the Gospels is a new seven-volume series that follows up on the success of the Feasting on the Word series to provide another unique preaching resource, this time on the most prominent and preached upon New Testament books, the four Gospels. With contributions from a diverse and respected group of scholars and pastors, Feasting on the Gospels will include completely new material that covers every single passage in the New Testament Gospels, making it suitable for both lectionary and non-lectionary use. Moreover, these volumes will incorporate the unique format of Feasting on the Word, with four perspectives for preachers to choose from for each Gospel passage: theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical. Feasting on the Gospels will provide a special resource for all who preach, either continuously or occasionally, on the Gospels.
Download and read online The Best American Short Stories 1993 in PDF and EPUB Presents a collection of stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada
Download and read online Sometimes Daddies Cry What a Dad Really Feels About Divorce in PDF and EPUB "You're better off without her!" "Hey look at it this way...now you can golf every other weekend without having to plan it with her!" "It's time to get over it and get on with your life!" At some point of other, every divorced dad has heard these terrible myths usually in the form of some well meaning friend trying to offer comfort. Author Craig Daliessio knows better. You married this woman because you loved her...how can you be better off? Do you think you forget about your kids while you're on the golf course? You lost your children, your fatherhood and the love of your life...that should be easy to "get over"? A single dad, Craig Daliessio has devoted the past 6 years to developing support systems and hope for men at various stages of the divorce debacle. He is an author, speaker, blogger, radio host, certified Life Coach ...and he is a dad. His insight and wisdom on the topic of divorce and fatherhood are in constant demand. He coined the term "Full-time daddy in a part-time world" and has written the definitive book about handling the hurt that comes from wearing that tag. He brings hope, where others never thought it was needed.
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Download and read online Isong Urua Adiakod the Untold Story and the Politics of Bakassi Handover in PDF and EPUB This is a story of people sent out of their ancestral land as refugees. So the cover design will show women carrying their babies on the backs, typical of African women, with loads on their heads. Men carrying their loads on their heads. The background has to be a beach, a river bank as they arrive from Bakassi. At the bank of the river are mangrove trees. In the river more people are paddling their boats heading to the same river bank..
Download and read online Will You Listen in PDF and EPUB Will You Listen: A True Story of Living with PTSD by Kaitlyn Gant is a true story of despair, torment and shame. It is about finding faith, laughter and love through extreme fear, depression, terror and hopelessness. It's a story of life. It provides the reader an amazing experience of entering the mind of a truly suffering soul: A soul that is eventually rebuilt even though all prior coping defenses have been stripped away and awful truths are forever exposed.