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Author: Till-Holger Borchert,Joshua P. Waterman
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836565493
Category: Art
Page: 292
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The Book of Miracles


Author: Till-Holger Borchert,Joshua P. Waterman
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836564144
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Page: 292
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The End Was Nigh Awesome apocalyptic visions of the 16th century The Book of Miracles first surfaced only a few years ago and is one of the most spectacular discoveries in the field of Renaissance art. The near-complete illustrated manuscript, created in Augsburg around 1550, is composed of 169 pages of large-format illustrations in gouache and watercolor, depicting wondrous and often eerie phenomena. The mesmerizing images deal with both biblical and folkloric tales, depicting stories from the Old Testament and Book of Revelation as well as events that took place in the immediate present of the manuscript's author. From shooting stars to swarms of locusts, terrifying monsters to fatal floods, page after page hypnotizes with visions alternately dreadful, spectacular, and even apocalyptic. This volume presents the revelatory Book of Miracles in a new, compact format, making this extraordinary document accessible to everyone. It comes with a transcript of the manuscript text and a thorough introduction to the cultural and historical context of this unique Renaissance work. Text in English, French, and German

Book of Miracles


Author: Till-Holger Borchert,Joshua P. Waterman
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836542852
Category: Art
Page: 568
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Apocalypse then: Newly uncovered illuminations from the Renaissance depicting miraculous phenomena The Book of Miracles that first surfaced a few years ago and recently made its way into an American private collection is one of the most spectacular new discoveries in the field of Renaissance art. The nearly complete surviving illustrated manuscript, which was created in the Swabian Imperial Free City of Augsburg around 1550, is composed of 169 pages with large-format illustrations in gouache and watercolor depicting wondrous and often eerie celestial phenomena, constellations, conflagrations, and floods as well as other catastrophes and occurrences. It deals with events ranging from the creation of the world and incidents drawn from the Old Testament, ancient tradition, and medieval chronicles to those that took place in the immediate present of the book's author and, with the illustrations of the visionary Book of Revelation, even includes the future end of the world. The surprisingly modern-looking, sometimes hallucinatory illustrations and the cursory descriptions of the Book of Miracles strikingly convey a unique view of the concerns and anxieties of the 16th century, of apocalyptic thinking and eschatological expectation. The present facsimile volume reproduces the Book of Miracles in its entirety for the first timeand thus makes one of the most important works of the German Renaissance finally available to art lovers and scholars. The introduction puts the codex in its cultural and historical context, and an extensive description of the manuscript and its miniatures, as well as a complete transcript of the text, accompany the facsimile in an appendix.

A Book of Miracles

Inspiring True Stories of Healing, Gratitude, and Love
Author: Dr. Bernie S. Siegel
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608683044
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 312
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Heartwarming and Heart-Opening Stories Gathered from Decades of Medical Practice Bernie Siegel first wrote about miracles when he was a practicing surgeon and founded Exceptional Cancer Patients, a groundbreaking synthesis of group, individual, dream, and art therapy that provided patients with a “carefrontation.” Compiled during his more than thirty years of practice, speaking, and teaching, the stories in these pages are riveting, warm, and belief expanding. Their subjects include a girl whose baby brother helped her overcome anorexia, a woman whose cancer helped her heal by teaching her to stand up for herself, and a family that was saved from a burning house by bats. Without diminishing the reality of pain and hardship, the stories show real people turning crisis into blessing by responding to adversity in ways that empower and heal. They demonstrate what we are capable of and show us that we can achieve miracles as we confront life’s difficulties.

A Course in Miracles


Author: Scribed by Helen Schucman
Publisher: Foundation for Inner Peace
ISBN: 0960638822
Category: Christian life
Page: 1188
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The Combined Volume, Third Edition of "A Course in Miracles" is the only edition that contains in one place all of the writings that Dr. Helen Schucman, its Scribe, authorized to be printed. It is published solely by the Foundation for Inner Peace, the organization chosen by Dr. Schucman in 1975 for this purpose. This Combined Volume also includes the Supplements to A Course in Miracles: "Psychotherapy: Purpose, Process and Practice" and "Song of Prayer." These sections are extensions of the Course principles, which were dictated to Dr. Schucman shortly after she completed "A Course in Miracles".

The Age of Miracles

A Novel
Author: Karen Thompson Walker
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679644385
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People ∙ O: The Oprah Magazine ∙ Financial Times ∙ Kansas City Star ∙ BookPage ∙ Kirkus Reviews ∙ Publishers Weekly ∙ Booklist NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A stunner.”—Justin Cronin “It’s never the disasters you see coming that finally come to pass—it’s the ones you don’t expect at all,” says Julia, in this spellbinding novel of catastrophe and survival by a superb new writer. Luminous, suspenseful, unforgettable, The Age of Miracles tells the haunting and beautiful story of Julia and her family as they struggle to live in a time of extraordinary change. On an ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia awakes to discover that something has happened to the rotation of the earth. The days and nights are growing longer and longer; gravity is affected; the birds, the tides, human behavior, and cosmic rhythms are thrown into disarray. In a world that seems filled with danger and loss, Julia also must face surprising developments in herself, and in her personal world—divisions widening between her parents, strange behavior by her friends, the pain and vulnerability of first love, a growing sense of isolation, and a surprising, rebellious new strength. With crystalline prose and the indelible magic of a born storyteller, Karen Thompson Walker gives us a breathtaking portrait of people finding ways to go on in an ever-evolving world. “Gripping drama . . . flawlessly written; it could be the most assured debut by an American writer since Jennifer Egan’s Emerald City.”—The Denver Post “Pure magnificence.”—Nathan Englander “Provides solace with its wisdom, compassion, and elegance.”—Curtis Sittenfeld “Riveting, heartbreaking, profoundly moving.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.

The Book of Miracles

The Meaning of the Miracle Stories in Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam
Author: Kenneth L. Woodward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743200292
Category: Philosophy
Page: 432
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A collection of stories about miracle workers explores scriptural contexts of each religious tradition and discusses traditions relating to the Sufi mystics, Hindu and Buddhist saints, Christian hermits, Talmudic wonder-workers, and Muslim ascetics.

The Book of Miracles

A Young Person's Guide to Jewish Spiritual Awareness
Author: Lawrence Kushner
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1879045788
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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A collection of essays which present the elements of Jewish spiritual thinking.

The Book of Miracles

The Healing Work of Joao de Deus
Author: Josie RavenWing
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 0759689814
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 236
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The Book of Miracles is a firsthand, inspiring account of the daily miracles of healing that have taken place at the Casa de Dom Inacio in the interior of Brazil. One of the world’s most famous healers, Joao de Dues (John of God), cares for hundreds and sometimes thousands of people daily, usually at eh Casa and occasionally in other parts of Brazil. Over the past four decades he has treated millions of people! Numerous cures of cancer, AIDS, blindness, asthma, drug addiction and other physical problems as well as psychological and spiritual illnesses have occurred through his work. Joao does not take credit for these miracles. With true humility, he says he has never healed anyone, but that it is God who heals. If this is the case, Joao is a singularly powerful medium of God’s work and love and an invaluable resource for those seeking healing of body, mind or spirit. The luminous and breathtaking stories within this book will stretch the beliefs of some readers, affirm and deepen the faith of others. All will receive empowering information for their own personal healing. Author Josie RavenWing has one again succeeded in combining the practical and the mystical in this, her third and most exciting book yet!

Milagros

A Book of Miracles
Author: Helen Thompson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062018582
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 96
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Let the ancient power of milagros work miracles for you! Based on traditional Latin American talismans, these tiny silver charms are reminders that a miracle can fit in the palm of your hand. Throughout Latin America and the American Southwest, milagros are offered at shrines and sacred sites by believers as requests for divine assistance, or as thanks for blessings received. Modern day milagros may be carried in a pocket to protect from illness or harm, kept in the office to insure success, or placed in the car to avoid accidents--whenever you need a little magic in your life. Milagros: A Book of Miracles is a wonderful introduction to this ancient tradition. Filled with beautiful milagro-inspired imagery, thoughtful meditations and reflections to enhance your daily life, and inspiring true stories of real people who have been touched by the magic of these ancient charms, this book proves that miracle do happen! IF YOU BELIEVE ... A young newlywed pins a milagro to a statue of St. Francis after her husband suffers a near-fatal accident. After his miraculous full recovery, she returns every year to give thanks. A heartbroken man carries a heart-shaped milagro in his pocket after losing the love of his life-shortly after, they are reunited. A surgery patient fastens a milagro above his heart and is restored to better health than his doctors ever anticipated. Milagros--Spanish for miracles--come in an endless variety of shapes and sizes. Since before recorded history, these offerings to the gods have been an essential part of Latin American culture. More than just symbolic gifts, milagros are thought to be magical: if you believe and make your desire known with good faith, the milagro may work its wondrous power. This book is an inspiring introduction to the beauty anddivine blessings of these ancient talismans.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Miracles

101 True Stories of Healing, Faith, Divine Intervention, and Answered Prayers
Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,LeAnn Thieman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1611591333
Category: Religion
Page: 384
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Everyone loves a good miracle story and these 101 true stories of healing, divine intervention, and answered prayers will inspire Christians and renew their faith. These 101 true stories of healing, divine intervention, and answered prayers prove that God is alive and very active in the world today, working miracles on our behalf. Regular people share their personal stories of God's Divine intervention and healing power as He makes the impossible possible! Evidence of His love and involvement in our lives will encourage, uplift, and recharge the faith of Catholic and all Christian readers.

The Probability of Miracles


Author: Wendy Wunder
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1595144803
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 360
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Having spent several years in and out of hospitals for a life-threatening illness, pragmatic 16-year-old Cam is relocated by her miracle-seeking mother to a town in Maine known for its mystical healing qualities, a place Cam dismisses until she witnesses unusual phenomena and befriends a boy who encourages her to achieve various milestones before she dies. A first novel.

George Fox's 'Book of Miracles'


Author: George Fox,Henry Joel Cadbury
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108045030
Category: Religion
Page: 198
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A fascinating insight into a period of religious revolution in Britain and into the development of a new faith.

The Source of Miracles

Seven Powerful Steps to Transforming Your Life Through the Lord's Prayer
Author: Kathleen McGowan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471105679
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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On Easter Sunday 2007 the Los Angeles Times reported that two billion people worldwide - nearly a third of the planet's population - were united by one powerful common denominator: The Lord's Prayer. The Lord's Prayer is now, as it was when Jesus taught it to his disciples, the incorruptible formula for personal and global transformation. Kathleen McGowan tells how she came to discover the prayer's transformative power by learning the secret of the Rose with Six Petals-a mosaic window in the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Each petal represents a different teaching found within The Lord's Prayer and is the map to discovering the real secret of how to have the life you truly desire. The book is divided into seven chapters, each representing a primary teaching related to lines in the prayer: faith, surrender, service, abundance, forgiveness, obstacles, and love. Within each chapter are a series of questions designed to make you dig deep into your heart and soul. Relating her story and using the rose formula, McGowan offers readers a unique blueprint to transform their own lives through the power of The Lord's Prayer.

Miracles of the Book of Mormon

A Guide to the Symbolic Messages
Author: Alonzo L. Gaskill
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 1462125182
Category: Religion
Page: 464
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Alonzo Gaskill, renowned scholar and author of Sacred Symbols and The Truth about Eden, walks readers through the miracles of the Book of Mormon, offering new perspectives to enhance understanding and deepen testimonies For each miracle, you’ll find historic, geographic, cultural, and linguistic background informationscriptural citationsa discussion of the symbolic elementsancient and modern commentary for personal application Perfect for teachers, speakers, and disciples alike, Miracles of the Book of Mormon will illuminate the Lord’s love in a whole new way and help you draw closer to the Savior.

Miracles

What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life
Author: Eric Metaxas
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698161424
Category: Religion
Page: 352
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The #1 bestselling author of Bonhoeffer and the forthcoming If You Can Keep It explores miracles in an inspiring response to the “New Atheists” Not since C. S. Lewis in 1947 has an author of Eric Metaxas’s stature undertaken a major exploration of the phenomenon of miracles. In this groundbreaking work, Metaxas examines the compatibility between faith and science and provides well-documented anecdotal evidence of actual miracles. With compelling—sometimes electrifying—evidence that there is something real to be reckoned with, Metaxas offers a timely, civil, and thoughtful answer to recent books by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris. Already a New York Times bestseller, Miracles will be welcomed by both believers and skeptics—who will find their minds opening to the possibilities. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Book of Sainte Foy


Author: Pamela Sheingorn
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812200522
Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Page: 344
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The miracle stories surrounding Sainte Foy form one of the most complete sets of material relating to a medieval saint's cult and its practices. Pamela Sheingorn's superb translation from the Medieval Latin texts now makes this literature available in English. The Book of Sainte Foy recounts the virgin saint's martyrdom in the third century (Passio), the theft of her relics in the late ninth century by the monks of the monastery at Conques (Translatio), and her diverse miracles (Liber miraculorum); also included is a rendering of the Provençal Chanson de Sainte Foy, translated by Robert L. A. Clark. The miracles distinguish Sainte Foy as an unusual and highly individualistic child saint displaying a fondness for gold and pretty things, as well as a penchant for playing practical jokes on her worshippers. In his record of Sainte Foy, Bernard of Angers, the eleventh-century author of the first parts of the Liber miraculorum, emphasized the saint's "unheard of" miracles, such as replacing missing body parts and bringing dead animals back to life. The introduction to the volume situates Sainte Foy in the history in the history of hagiography and places the saint and her monastery in the social context of the high Middle Ages. Sheingorn also evokes the rugged landscape of south central France, the picturesque village of Conques on the pilgrimage road, and, most important, the golden, jewel-encrusted reliquary statue that medieval believers saw as the embodiment of Sainte Foy's miracle-working power. In no other book will readers enjoy such a comprehensive portrait of Sainte Foy and the culture that nurtured her.

In the Language of Miracles

A Novel
Author: Rajia Hassib
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698184343
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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• A New York Times Editors’ Choice • “Assured and beautifully crafted . . . Hassib is a natural, graceful writer with a keen eye for cultural difference. . . . [She] handles the anatomy of grief with great delicacy. . . . In the Language of Miracles should find a large and eager readership. For the beauty of the writing alone, Hassib deserves it.” —Monica Ali, The New York Times Book Review “[A] sensitive, finely wrought debut . . . sharply observant of immigrants’ intricate relationships to their adopted homelands, this exciting novel announces the arrival of a psychologically and socially astute new writer.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) For readers of House of Sand and Fog, a mesmerizing debut novel of an Egyptian American family and the wrenching tragedy that tears their lives apart Samir and Nagla Al-Menshawy appear to have attained the American dream. After immigrating to the United States from Egypt, Samir successfully works his way through a residency and launches his own medical practice as Nagla tends to their firstborn, Hosaam, in the cramped quarters of a small apartment. Soon the growing family moves into a big house in the manicured New Jersey suburb of Summerset, where their three children eventually attend school with Natalie Bradstreet, the daughter of their neighbors and best friends. More than a decade later, the family’s seemingly stable life is suddenly upended when a devastating turn of events leaves Hosaam and Natalie dead and turns the Al-Menshawys into outcasts in their own town. Narrated a year after Hosaam and Natalie’s deaths, Rajia Hassib’s heartfelt novel follows the Al-Menshawys during the five days leading up to the memorial service that the Bradstreets have organized to mark the one-year anniversary of their daughter’s death. While Nagla strives to understand her role in the tragedy and Samir desperately seeks reconciliation with the community, Khaled, their surviving son, finds himself living in the shadow of his troubled brother. Struggling under the guilt and pressure of being the good son, Khaled turns to the city in hopes of finding happiness away from the painful memories home conjures. Yet he is repeatedly pulled back home to his grandmother, Ehsan, who arrives from Egypt armed with incense, prayers, and an unyielding determination to stop the unraveling of her daughter’s family. In Ehsan, Khaled finds either a true hope of salvation or the embodiment of everything he must flee if he is ever to find himself. Writing with unflinchingly honest prose, Rajia Hassib tells the story of one family pushed to the brink by tragedy and mental illness, trying to salvage the life they worked so hard to achieve. The graceful, elegiac voice of In the Language of Miracles paints tender portraits of a family’s struggle to move on in the wake of heartbreak, to stay true to its traditions, and above all else, to find acceptance and reconciliation. From the Hardcover edition.

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit
Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1453279911
Category: Self-Help
Page: 480
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Rediscover the power of inspiration with timeless stories about the everyday miracles that illuminate the best of the human spirit. Whether you're discovering Chicken Soup for the first time or are a long time fan, this volume will inspire you to be a better person, reach for your highest potential, share your love and embrace the world around you.

A Treasury of Christmas Miracles

True Stories of Gods Presence Today
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Publisher: FaithWords
ISBN: 9780759526587
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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This collection of true stories from bestselling author Karen Kingsbury celebrates the mystery and wonder of Christmastime. A chance encounter that changes everything . . . help that appears from nowhere . . . kindness when it's least expected . . . We've all experienced miracles in our lives. Now Karen Kingsbury has collected a series of real-life stories about people whose lives were changed by the mystery and wonder of Christmastime. In each of these stories, Karen brings undeniable proof of God's presence in our lives. And with an uplifting voice, she gives us a joyous reminder of the true meaning of Christmas: the greatest miracle of all is opening our hearts to love.