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By Darrel D King. 1998
By Gregg Lewis, Deborah Shaw Lewis. 2002
By Phyllis Thompson. 1978
By Judith Flanders. 2017
Nearly everything you know about Christmas is wrong. Do you think the proclaimed war on Christmas is a recent occurrence?… Do you think Santa is Dutch, or that his red suit was brought to you courtesy of Coca-Cola? Or are you merely dreaming of a Christmas like the one you used to know? You aren't alone: thirty years after the first recorded Christmas, a fourth-century archbishop was already complaining that his flock was spending the day dancing and feasting, not in religious observance. By 1616, the playwright Ben Jonson was nostalgically reminiscing about the vastly better Christmases in the old days. Some traditions of Christmas are relatively new--who would have thought gift-wrap was a novelty of the twentieth century? That the first holiday parade was neither at Macy's, nor even in the United States? Other elements, however, have been around for a surprisingly long time. The first known gag holiday giftbook, The Boghouse Miscellany, was advertised in the 1760s, while in 1805, the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expedition exchanged--what else?--presents of underwear and socks. Christmas is different things to different people: a religious festival for some, a family celebration for others, or perhaps simply a time of seasonal eating and drinking. In Christmas: A Biography, historian Judith Flanders casts a sharp eye over the myths, legends, and history that make up the holiday to show us the season as it really is, but rarely how it is understood. 2017. Feast of the circumcision or Holy Name of Jesus -- Twelfth Night -- Epiphany -- Candlemas -- Lady day -- Midsummer -- Michaelmas -- All Saints' Day -- All Souls' Day -- St Martin -- St. Nicholas -- St Lucy of Syracuse -- St Thomas the Apostle -- Christmas day -- St Stephen -- St John the Evangelist -- Feast of the Holy Innocents -- Sylvester.
By Isobel Kuhn. 1959
Isobel Miller gave up God for worldly pursuits. But as graduation approached and her engagement was broken, she questioned that… decision. God heard her prayers and reached out to her. She dedicated her life to missionary service in China. 1959.
By Warren W Wiersbe. 2005
By Mary Beth Chapman, Ellen Santilli Vaughn. 2010
Readers will hear firsthand about the loss of her daughter, the struggle to heal, and the unexpected path God has… placed her on. Even as difficult as life can be, Mary Beth Chapman “Chooses to See”. c2010.
By Donald Miller. 2003
By Leslie D Haskin. 2006
By Jan Wong. 2017
Jan Wong knows food is better when shared, so when she set out to write a book about home cooking… in France, Italy, and China, she asked her 22-year-old son, Sam, to join her. While he wasn't keen on spending excessive time with his mom, he dreamed of becoming a chef. Ultimately, it was an opportunity he couldn't pass up. On their journey, Jan and Sam live and cook with locals, seeing how globalization is changing food, families, and cultures. In southeast France, they move in with a family sheltering undocumented migrants. From Bernadette, the housekeeper, they learn classic French family fare such as blanquette de veau. In a hamlet in the heart of Italy's Slow Food country, the locals teach them how to make authentic spaghetti alle vongole and a proper risotto with leeks. In Shanghai, they cook firecracker chicken and scallion pancakes with the nouveaux riches and their migrant maids, who are part of the biggest demographic shift in world history. Along the way, mother and son explore their sometimes-fraught relationship, uniting--and occasionally clashing--over their mutual love of cooking. 2017.
By Philip Yancey, Brennan Manning, John Blase. 2011
Brennan Manning roves back through his past, honouring the lives of the people closest to him, family and friends who've… known the saint and the sinner, the boy and the man. Far from some chronological timeline, these memories are witness to the truth of life by one who has lived it. 2011.
By Verne Becker, Dave Johnson. 1994
Dave tells how his strong faith in God helped him overcome the physical and emotional rigours of training and win… a bronze medal in Barcelona, despite breaking a bone in his foot. 1994.
A U.S. Marine chaplain offers an eyewitness account of the war in Iraq, detailing the day-to-day life on the battlefield… and the faith that brought together the members of a U.S. Marine battalion. c2004.
By Cal Bombay. 2007
A genuine love of people seemed to be the driving force behind his ministry. This is not so much the… story of one person, but perhaps more, the stories of the many people who came into contact with Dick Bombay. c2007.
By Emilie Barnes. 2002
By Ray Wiseman. 2003
By John Carmel Heenan. 1974
By Carol Allain. 2008
"La génération Y est issue des années 1980. On dit des jeunes adultes qui la composent qu'ils aiment s'affirmer, se… distinguer et aussi avoir du bon temps. Ils sont parfaitement à l'aise avec les nouveaux médias et les nouvelles technologies, auront probablement voyagé aussi loin que leurs parents avant d'avoir vingt-cinq ans et occuperont vraisemblablement une bonne dizaine d'emplois dans leur vie. Bien souvent, leurs parents (les baby-boomers) ont du mal à les comprendre. L'auteur pose ici un regard comparatif sur cette génération et celles qui l'ont précédée. Il définit les caractéristiques de la génération silencieuse (1900-1945), de celle du baby-boom (1946-1965) et de la génération X (1966-1978), avant de les confronter pour interroger la nature des tensions entre elles et les modes d'accommodement possibles. L'ouvrage met aussi en lumière les jeux de pouvoir, les alliances, les conflits, les glissements de valeurs entre les générations qui forment les strates de notre société, en pleine mutation. Le lecteur est invité à saisir la combinaison unique de curiosité et de diversité, d'originalité et de polyvalence qui caractérise la génération Y. L'auteur, Carol Allain, s'engage à faire surgir de cet ouvrage une réflexion significative qui aidera parents et employeurs à mieux comprendre les Y afin de développer avec eux la meilleure synergie possible." -- 4e de couv.
By Sam Wellman. 1997
A shoemaker turned missionary, William Carey was one of the first missionaries to India. He mastered the languages there and… spent his life preaching, teaching, translating, and distributing Bibles. Amidst the millions of committed Christians in each generation, a handful rise to special prominence. Learn more about their exciting and inspiring lives in Barbour's "Heroes of the Faith" series. 1997.
As a multilingual, medical missionary stationed in Jerusalem, the author witnessed one of the most momentous years in the history… of the Jewish people, in 1948. A personal record of this time. 1998.