Preacher of Death

The Shocking Inside Story of David Koresh and the Waco Siege
Author: Martin King,Marc Breault
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 9780451180001
Category: Cults
Page: 375
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A reporter who interviewed cult leader Vernon Howell/David Koresh in 1992, and a former cult member who was second-in-command of the Branch Davidians for many years, describe and explain what led up to the horrifying end of the cult in the Waco fire of April 1993. It is the story of a deluded maniac who exerted a hypnotic influence over his followers and committed many crimes without any legal constraints being brought to bear on him or his sect.

Thus Spake Zarathustra


Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853267765
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 1908

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This series of aphorisms, put into the mouth of Zarathustra, contains the kernel of Nietzche's original thought. In it he states that "God is dead" and that Christianity is decadent and leads mankind into a slave morality concerned with the next life rather than this.

Ordinary Preacher, Extraordinary Gospel

A Daily Guide for Wise, Empowered Preachers
Author: Chris Neufeld-Erdman
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630871796
Category: Religion
Page: 182
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What does it mean to preach the gospel today? How do we shape vibrant congregations? How do we preachers not merely survive, but thrive? For nearly a quarter century, Chris Neufeld-Erdman has preached the gospel--sustaining congregational life and emboldening Christian witness in the midst of this turbulence. He's also taught seminarians and mentored working pastors. His theology and practice of preaching is hammered out on the anvil of real life. It's tested. True. Useful. In this book, a veteran pastor meditates on everything from exegesis and sermon preparation to the way preachers might preach after tsunamis, hurricanes, and earthquakes. He reflects on what it means, for example, to host the text in the midst of what feels like a terminal state of war and violence, both abroad and at home, as well as the task of preaching in the midst of the massive anxiety produced by economic uncertainty and political gridlock. Here's a book that will inspire and guide you as a wise, empowered preacher--an ordinary agent of the extraordinary gospel.

Matter of Life and Death

Preaching at Funerals
Author: Charles Hoffacker
Publisher: Cowley Publications
ISBN: 1461732999
Category: Religion
Page: 112
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With the sensitivity born of time and experience, Charles Hoffacker presents an unusually warm and caring approach to preaching at a pivotal transition in human life, one which goes to the very heart of the Good News of Jesus Christ. Hoffacker teaches the reader, whether a seasoned preacher or a novice homilist, to find the key to unlocking the mystery of Jesus' promise of eternal life in a mortal life now ended.

I, Eye, See


Author: Carol Phillip-Tudor
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434996913
Category: Fiction
Page: 440
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Preachers of the Italian Ghetto


Author: David B. Ruderman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520077355
Category: History
Page: 168
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"What was the role of the preacher as a shaper of Jewish culture? How did he present his ideas to the audience? In what way did he serve as a bridge between the ghetto and the world outside, between old and new conventions, and between elite and popular modes of thought? Judah Moscato in Mantua, Judah del Bene in Ferrara, Azariah Figo in Pisa and Venice, Leon Modena in Venice, Samuel Judah Katzenellenbogen in Padua, Abraham of Sant'Angelo in Bologna, and Isaac de Lattes in Mantua, Venice, and elsewhere are the rabbis whose published sermons the authors investigate. Among the subjects they consider are the influences of Renaissance and Baroque thinking on the content and style of the sermons, the interplay of ideas and speaking techniques with the Christian world, the "popularization" of the kabbalah, and the eulogy as a successful new form of sermon in Jewish society. The story of how these preachers reflected and shaped the culture of their listeners, who felt the pressure of cramped urban life as well as political, economic, and religious persecution, is finally beginning to be told."--BOOK JACKET.

Dem Dry Bones

Preaching, Death, and Hope
Author: Luke A. Powery
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451424396
Category: Religion
Page: 160
View: 1889

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In an age when the so-called prosperity gospel holds sway in many Christian communities or the good news of Christ is reduced to feel-good bromides, it would seem that death has little place in contemporary preaching. Embracing the vision of the valley of dry bones in Ezekiel 37 as a metaphor for preaching in the Spirit, acclaimed homiletician Luke Powery asserts that death is the context for all preaching. In fact, the Spirit leads preachers to the context of death each Sunday in order to proclaim a word of life that ultimately breathes hope into people's lives. Yet many preachers avoid death because they are at a loss of what to say about it and do not realize its vital connection to the substance of Christian hope. As a result the church is too often left with sermons that are fundamentally devoid of hope. Dem Dry Bones aims to remedy some of the theological and homiletical shortcomings in contemporary preaching by looking closely at the African American spirituals tradition, which Powery describes as "sung sermons" that embrace death. Thus, not only is death the context for preaching hope, but hope is generated by experiencing death through the Spirit who is the ultimate source of hope. Through this study, Powery demonstrates how to preach in the Spirit so that proclaiming death becomes an avenue toward hope. In short: no death, no hope.

Preacher, or Ecclesiastical Pimp!

.....Beware of the Leaven of the Pharisees.....
Author: Dr. Louis Timm's
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595865496
Category: Religion
Page: 306
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If you are a minister, have a minister, know a minister or know someone else that has or knows a minister, this book is an absolute must read. Money and sex are two of the biggest culprits of our time and being in the church is no guarantee to immunity. The real names have been changed to protect the guilty and should the likeness of any character in this book appear to resemble any individual, it is purely intentional. True to form, I have deliberately resorted to the act of embellishment on certain factual like accounts in this book, purely for effect of it all. Dr. Timm's has written this book to let the children of God everywhere know that you are not alone and that the goings on at your local church is not an isolated incidence. Every church needs to have a Pastor/Minister, but know this, God has an all Seeing Eye and He has not forgotten about your plight. I dare you to stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, let Him fix it, wait on God, He will show up and He will definitely show out. Not only will we have to pay for our wrongdoings, but they that have pleasure in them will have a price to pay as well; "Thus saith the Lord" From the same author that brought us; "Little Miss Sanctified" and "Church-Folk Some Messed-Up-Folk"

Preacher's Pursuit


Author: William W. Johnstone,J.A. Johnstone
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 0786021632
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Dreams Of Gold And Power The mountains are brimming with the lure of fortunes--from gold to a booming fur trade. A man at home in this once pristine wilderness, Preacher knows there's no turning back civilization now. What he doesn't know is that beyond the plans of some men is a deadly enemy with far more dangerous designs. . . Schemes Of Blood And Betrayal With vengeance-hungry criminals shadowing his every move, Preacher meets a beautiful woman working to bring a rail line to a remote settlement. And while Preacher is distracted by both the beauty and by beastly outlaws, Indians attack the outpost--and settlers fight furiously back for their survival. One Man's Fight For The Future Of A Land. . . When the smoke clears and blood dries, Preacher realizes that he's in a war more deadly and complex than any he's known. Agents of a foreign government ignited the Indian attack. And they've got far bigger plans--and only Preacher stands in their way. . .

A Polemical Preacher of Joy

An Anti-apocalpytic Genre for Qoheleth's Message of Joy
Author: Jerome N. Douglas
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1625640641
Category: Religion
Page: 186
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How is the interpreter to approach Ecclesiastes? What is the message of the author? What is the genre of Ecclesiastes? Many scholars have posited varying interpretations of the message of Ecclesiastes and have observed the number of statements that appear to be conflicting or, at least, in tension with one another. Discussions about the argument and genre label(s) in Ecclesiastes have not fully considered the author's polemics against the apocalyptic beliefs of his day, 200 B.C.E. This book will propose that the author of Ecclesiastes utilizes a hybrid genre in his work--an "anti-apocalyptic genre"--in order to further his message of joy. Jerome Douglas explores how recognizing the presence of an anti-apocalyptic genre within the tapestry of Ecclesiastes assists the interpreter in understanding the book.

The Spurgeon Series 1857 & 1858

Unabridged Sermons In Modern Language
Author: Charles H. Spurgeon
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 1614582068
Category: Religion
Page: 1500
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Known as the "Prince of Preachers," Charles Haddon Spurgeon was among the most prolific and influential pastors of the 19th century. Characterized by profound insights and a passionate call for personal relationships with Christ, Spurgeon's work has stood the tests of time. Beloved even today, Spurgeon's sermons offer you the opportunity to grow in your own faith in a conveniently digital format, designed for your busy life on the go! Updated into modern language, with helpful explanatory footnotes, the text has been carefully proofed to ensure the highest quality and accuracy. Brought to you by the editors who translated the landmark work, Annals of the World, this first series of digital releases from the Spurgeon sermon collection is for the years 1855 and 1856 in one convenient digital file at an unbeatable price! All sermons are unabridged and include references to make it convenient for you to extend your Spurgeon studies. Easy to read and hard to forget, these are sermons of substance that will impact your life today!