I'm a star, that's right. I'm one that you won't ever see. But chances are that you've looked for and heard about me! One day God brought me great news, That I would shine in the sky for the King of the Jews! My light swept through the night and covered the earth.
Prophecy was fulfilled that this was Jesus' birth. What was it like to be the star of Bethlehem? Those who love the Christmas story will enjoy Bethlehem's Star. This tale will touch the heart of any age - the story of Christ's birth from the star that shared its brilliance on that sacred scene long ago.
Poems by Leonard Cohen translated into Dutch by Remco Campert. The first part consists of poems already published in Leonard Cohen: Selected Poems 1956-1968, the second part consists of poems from the unpublished work Songs of Disobedience.
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