Includes narrative histories that provide a chronological examination of the political, cultural, philosophical, social, and religious continuities in each nation's long rich history.
In this revised and updated edition of a modern classic, Bryant Myers shows how Christian mission can contribute to dismantling poverty and social evil. Integrating the best principles and practice of the international development community, the thinking and experience of Christian nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and a theological framework for transformational development, Myers demonstrates what is possible when we cease to treat the spiritual and physical domains of life as separate and unrelated.
• Two of American author Willa Cather's classic books are bound together in this Kindle edition: the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "One of Ours" and Cather's short story collection "Youth and the Bright Medusa" One of Ours (1922) Tired of his Christian college, Claude tires to persuade his parents to send him to a state school. He meets the Erlich family but the relationship is short lived as he must return to the family farm. He marries a childhood friend but she doesn't appear to love him as much as her work, and eventually decides to enlist in the U.S.
Army during World War I to find meaning in his life. "Youth and the Bright Medusa" (1920) Eight short stories including: "Coming, Aphrodite!"; "The Diamond Mine"; "A Gold Slipper"; "Scandal"; "Paul's Case"; "A Wagner Matinee"; "The Sculptor's Funeral"; and "A Death in the Desert". About The Author American author Willa Cather (1873 – 1947) was raised in Virginia and Nebraska and wrote eloquently about life on the Great Plains, including My Ántonia (1918), considered her masterpiece. In 1923 she won the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours, set during WWI.
This volume of more than three hundred letters, selected from some seven thousand gathered around the world, is the first to provide a comprehensive collection of Thornton Wilder's correspondence.
Wilder was known as a man who knew everybody, and these letters vividly document the range of his friendships. Readers will find him roller-skating with Walt Disney, attending an inaugural reception for FDR at the White House, describing his life as a soldier in two World Wars, mentoring younger writers, dining out with Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor, and savoring his association with colorful local citizens during his twenty-month stay as a self-styled "hermit" in an Arizona mining town.
Through Wilder's correspondence, readers can eavesdrop on his conversations with Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein. No�l Coward, Max Reinhardt, Gene Tunney, Alexander Woollcott, Laurence Olivier, Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin, Aaron Copeland, Paul Hindemith, Leonard Bernstein, Edward Albee, and Mia Farrow. Equally absorbing are Wilder's intimate letters to his family. pThe author of such classics as iOur Town/i and iThe Bridge of San Luis Rey/i, Wilder was a born storyteller and dramatist; we see that talent emerging in scenes and incidental dialogue in his letters. With characteristic exuberance, he draws on his vast reservoir of learning and his incessant reading to inform, encourage, instruct, and entertain. In this collection, Thornton Wilder speaks for himself in his own unique, enduring voice.
Gold Medal Winner, 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Religion Category Claiming Society for God focuses on common strategies used by religiously orthodox (what some would call “fundamentalist”) movements around the world. Rather than using armed struggle or terrorism, as much of post-9/11 thinking suggests, these movements use a patient, under-the-radar strategy of taking over civil society. Claiming Society for God tells the stories of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the Sephardi Torah Guardians or Shas in Israel, Comunione e Liberazione in Italy, and the Salvation Army in the United States, showing how these movements, grounded in a communitarian theology, are building massive grassroots networks of religiously based social service agencies, hospitals and clinics, rotating credit societies, schools, charitable organizations, worship centers, and businesses.
These networks are already being called states within states, surrogate states, or parallel societies, and in Egypt brought the Muslim Brotherhood to control of parliament and the presidency. This bottom-up, entrepreneurial strategy is aimed at nothing than making religion the cornerstone of society. Samples of the book are available from Google Books at http://bit.ly/PkDz69 and from Amazon at http://amzn.to/Oa8w6G Connect with the authors on Facebook: www.facebook.com/claimingsocietyforgod
Book by Donaldson, Stephanie; Mchoy, Peter