Christianity

The Gospel of Philip: Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and the Gnosis of Sacred Union

A brand new translation and research of 1 of the main arguable of the apocryphal gospels

• Emphasizes an initiatic marriage among the female and male ideas because the center of the Christian secret

• Bears witness to the actual courting shared through Jesus and Mary Magdalene

• Translated from the Coptic and analyzed by means of the writer of the bestselling The Gospel of Mary Magdalene (over 90,000 bought)

The mainstream place of the Christian church on sexuality was once maybe most sensible summed up by way of Pope blameless III (1160-1216) while he said that “the sexual act is so shameful that it truly is intrinsically evil.” one other Christian theologian maintained that the “Holy Ghost is absent from the room shared via a wedded couple.” What Philip documents in his gospel is that Christ stated exactly the contrary: The nuptial chamber is actually the holy of holies. For Philip the holy trinity contains the female presence. God is the daddy, the Holy Ghost is the mum, and Jesus is the Son. Neither guy nor lady by myself is created within the photo of God. it's only of their courting with one another--the sacred include within which they percentage the divine breath--that they resemble God.

The Gospel of Philip is healthier recognized for its portrayal of the actual dating shared through Jesus and his such a lot liked disciple, Mary of Magdala. since it ran counter to the course of the Church, which condemned the “works of the flesh,” Philip’s gospel was once suppressed and misplaced till rediscovered at Nag Hammadi in 1947. Orthodox theologian Jean-Yves Leloup’s translation from the Coptic and his research of this gospel are awarded the following for the 1st time in English. What emerges from this significant resource textual content is a recovery of the sacred initiatic union among the female and male ideas that was on the middle of Christianity’s sacred secret.

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Dateline Jerusalem: An Eyewitness Account of Prophecies Unfolding in the Middle East

By Chris Mitchell

Historys ultimate bankruptcy might be written in Jerusalem.

When an Iranian president thunders a murderous probability or an vague Turkish drunkard has a dream in Mecca or a Jewish couple from Brooklyn lands at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport, those occasions might sound disconnected. yet they’re now not. In Dateline Jerusalem, CBN information correspondent Chris Mitchell connects the dots and unveils Jerusalem because the epicenter and crossroads of the non secular, political, and, convinced, supernatural worlds.

For millions of years, Jerusalem’s strong draw has continually transcended uncomplicated economics, army method, and non secular affiliation.

In our personal time, because the Arab Spring threatens to develop into an Islamic wintry weather, one commentator warns: “The Arab Spring doesn’t bring about democracy, it ends up in Jerusalem.” certainly, the delicate peace of Israel is in new peril as violent Islamic factions vie for keep watch over of surrounding countries. but Muslims are changing to Christianity in list numbers. Dateline Jerusalem untangles and chronicles all this during the riveting narrative of a Christian reporter within the upheaval of the trendy Fertile Crescent.

We dwell in a global the place we won't manage to pay for to be ailing proficient. What occurs within the strategic heart East, Israel, and Jerusalem is important. It issues to you. Today’s information may possibly specialize in Washington, manhattan, London, or Moscow, yet history’s ultimate bankruptcy can be written in Jerusalem.

Chris Mitchell’s firsthand reviews and reporting uniquely qualify him to expound on and clarify the foremost developments and advancements sweeping the center East and affecting the realm. Mitchell has served because the bureau chief for CBN information for the reason that August 2000.

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House of Acerbi (God's Lions, Book 2)

By John Brooks Lyman

Returning to Rome from a pressured sabbatical, a Jesuit cardinal discovers darkish strength born of vengeance from an old faith has been unleashed opposed to the area. Thrust into an end-game situation, the cardinal joins with a devoted staff of Israeli and Spanish scientists as they race around the globe to forestall an unspeakable evil … merely to find that they might already be too overdue.

Once back, the meticulous heritage study that has turn into the hallmark of writer John Lyman’s novels is obvious during this bone-chilling sequel to his bestselling booklet, "God’s Lions – the key Chapel", as readers are transported into the cloistered international of students, archaeologists, code-breakers, and intelligence experts who've stumbled on proof of an evil strength that has governed a unmarried relatives for over 700 years.

Put on a pot of espresso. This page-turning mystery will hold you up till the wee hours of the morning.

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La naissance du Purgatoire

By Jacques Le Goff

Dès les premiers siècles, les chrétiens ont cru confusément en l. a. possibilité de racheter certains péchés après los angeles mort. Mais dans le système dualiste de l'au-delà, entre Enfer et Paradis, il n'y avait pas de lieu pour l'accomplissement des peines purgatoires. Il fallut attendre l. a. fin du XIe siècle pour qu'apparaisse le mot Purgatoire, pour que le Purgatoire devienne un troisième lieu de l'au-delà dans une nouvelle géographie de l'autre monde. Le Purgatoire s'inscrit dans une révolution mentale et sociale qui remplace les systèmes dualistes par des systèmes faisant intervenir los angeles thought d'intermédiaire et qui arithmétisent l. a. vie spirituelle. Ce Purgatoire, c'est aussi le triomphe du jugement individuel au sein des nouvelles kinfolk entre les vivants et les morts.

Cette enquête swimsuit les avatars de los angeles naissance du Purgatoire de l'Antiquité à l. a. Divine Comédie de Dante. Cette naissance est un des grands épisodes de l'histoire spirituelle et sociale de l'Occident.

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The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do

By Jeff Goins

USA at the present time, WASHINGTON put up, AND PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY BESTSELLER!

Jeff Goins, a super new voice counting Seth Godin and Jon Acuff between his fanatics, explains tips on how to abandon the established order and dwell a lifestyles that issues with precise ardour and function.

The route to your life's paintings is tough and dicy, even frightening, that is why few end the adventure. it is a ebook approximately gaining knowledge of your life's paintings, that treasure of immeasurable worthy all of us lengthy for. it is in regards to the job you have been born to do.

As Jeff Goins explains, the hunt starts off with ardour yet doesn't finish there. purely whilst our pursuits connect to the desires of the area can we start residing for a bigger function. those that adventure this intersection adventure anything remarkable and enviable. even though it truly is infrequent, this type of existence is possible by means of someone courageous sufficient to aim.

Through own event, compelling case reviews, and present examine at the mysteries of motivation and ability, Jeff indicates readers how to define their vocation and what to anticipate alongside the best way.

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Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People

By Nadia Bolz-Weber

New York instances Bestseller | certainly one of NPR's top Books of 2015

What if that individual you have been attempting to steer clear of is your most sensible shot at grace today?

And what if that is the point?

In Accidental Saints, ny occasions best-selling au­thor Nadia Bolz-Weber invitations readers right into a fantastic come upon with what she calls “a spiritual yet not-so-spiritual life.” Tattooed, indignant and profane, this former standup comedian grew to become pastor stubbornly, occasionally hilariously, resists the God she feels known as to serve. yet God retains displaying up in the slightest degree most likely of people—a church-loving agnostic, a drag queen, a felonious Bishop and a gun-toting member of the NRA.

As she lives and worships along those “ac­cidental saints,” Nadia is swept into first-hand en­counters with grace—a present that feels to her much less like being wrapped in a hot blanket and extra like being hit with a blunt device. yet by way of this grace, everyone is trans­formed in methods they couldn’t were all alone.

In a time while many have rightly develop into dis­illusioned with Christianity, Accidental Saints dem­onstrates what occurs while usual humans proportion bread and wine, fight with scripture jointly, and inform one another the reality approximately their actual lives. This unforgettable account in their faltering steps towards wholeness will ring actual for believer and skeptic alike.

advised in Nadia’s trademark confessional variety, Accidental Saints is the beautiful subsequent paintings from considered one of today’s most crucial spiritual voices.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics

By William Lane Craig

Perfect as a textbook but very good for lay readers, this up to date version builds a good case for Christianity via employing the newest concept to center theological themes.

J. Gresham Machen as soon as acknowledged, "False rules are the best stumbling blocks to the reception of the gospel"-which makes apologetics that rather more very important. desirous to interact not only teachers and pastors yet Christian laypeople and seekers, William Lane Craig has revised and up to date key sections during this 3rd variation of his vintage textual content to mirror the most recent paintings in astrophysics, philosophy, likelihood calculus, the arguments for the life of God, and Reformed epistemology.

His approach-that of confident apologetics-gives cautious realization to an important questions and matters, together with: the connection of religion and cause, the life of God, the issues of historic wisdom and miracles, the private claims of Christ, and the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus. He exhibits that there's reliable cause to imagine Christianity is right. As Craig says, "If you've a valid and persuasive case for Christianity, you do not have to develop into a professional in comparative religions and Christian cults. a favorable justification of the Christian religion instantly overwhelms all competing international perspectives missing an both powerful case."

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Learning to Walk in the Dark

By Barbara Brown Taylor

New York Times Bestseller

From the long island Times bestselling writer of An Altar within the World, Barbara Brown Taylor’s Learning to stroll at midnight provides how to locate spirituality in these instances after we don’t have all of the answers.

Taylor has develop into more and more uncomfortable with our tendency to affiliate all that's stable with lightness and all that's evil and unsafe with darkness. Doesn’t God paintings within the night in addition? In Learning to stroll within the Dark, Taylor asks us to place apart our fears and anxieties and to discover all that God has to educate us “in the dark.” She argues that we have to circulation clear of our “solar spirituality” and straightforwardness our approach into appreciating “lunar spirituality” (since, just like the moon, our event of the sunshine waxes and wanes). via darkness we discover braveness, we comprehend the realm in new methods, and we believe God’s presence round us, guiding us via issues noticeable and unseen. usually, it really is whereas we're at nighttime that we develop the most.

With her attribute appeal and literary knowledge, Taylor is our consultant via a spirituality of the evening, educating us how to define our footing in instances of uncertainty and giving us power and wish to stand all of life’s tough moments.

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The Power of Simple Prayer: How to Talk with God about Everything

By Joyce Meyer

Prayer transforms lives each day.
But if you happen to pray, how many
truly comprehend its strength? In her
straightforward and profound style
beloved through hundreds of thousands worldwide,
Joyce Meyer finds the incredible
force that comes during the simple
act of prayer. by way of explaining the
keys to unanswered prayers, the
hindrances to prayer's effectiveness,
and the Bible's position in prayer,
Joyce supplies readers a brand new perspective
on how top to communicate
with God. She unearths that through
prayerful dialog comes the
ability to achieve success in lifestyles, powerful at middle, and sincere
with others. easy prayer, robust effects.

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All the Places to Go . . . How Will You Know?: God Has Placed before You an Open Door. What Will You Do?

By John Ortberg

2016 Christian publication Award finalist (Nonfiction category)
Very hardly ever within the Bible does God command a person to “Stay.” He opens a door, after which he invitations us to stroll via it―into the unknown. and the way we decide to reply will finally confirm the existence we are going to lead and the individual we'll develop into. in truth, to fail to embody the open door is to overlook the paintings God has made for us to do.

In All the locations to move . . . how can you Know?, bestselling writer John Ortberg opens our eyes to the numerous doorways God areas ahead of us each day, teaches us tips to realize them, and provides us the encouragement to step out in religion and include the entire impressive possibilities that await.

So pass ahead―walk via that door. you simply may perhaps do anything that lasts for eternity.

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