The Year of Living Biblically

Author: A J Jacobs

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448135818

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 2495

Avoiding shellfish was easy. The stoning of adulterers proved a little more difficult - and potentially controversial. Was it enough to walk up to an adulterer and gently touch them with a stone? Even that could be grounds for accusations of assault, especially with female adulterers in Manhattan. So what's a good Bible-reading boy to do? Raised in a secular family but increasingly interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world, A.J. Jacobs decides to dive in head first and attempt to obey the hundreds of less-publicized rules. The resulting spiritual journey is at once funny and profound, reverent and irreverent, personal and universal, and will make you see history's most influential book with new eyes.

Die Bibel & ich

von einem, der auszog das Buch der Bücher wörtlich zu nehmen

Author: A. J. Jacobs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548609393

Category:

Page: 430

View: 3473

A.J. Jacobs Omnibus

The Know-It-All, The Year of Living Biblically, My Life as an Experiment

Author: A. J. Jacobs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451668376

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1088

View: 1837

An eBook boxed set that features the first three of A.J. Jacobs's riotous—and surprisingly informative—ventures into experiential journalism. The Know-It-All: Puzzle along with A.J. as he endeavors to read—and retain—the entire encyclopedia, and discover what exactly it is he learns along the way. The Year of Living Biblically: Discover what life would be like in the 21st century if you lived precisely by the dictates of the Bible—the insights gained about religion might surprise you. My Life as an Experiment: Join A.J. on a roller-coaster tour of life as a human guinea pig: he explores both the perks and pitfalls of various undertakings in a series of charming essays, including those titled “My Outsourced Life" and "My Life as a Beautiful Woman."

Die Bibel für Dummies

Author: Jeffrey Geoghegan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 352769238X

Category: Religion

Page: 422

View: 3137

Die Bibel verstehen, von Alpha bis Omega Worum geht es in der Bibel? Wer hat das Buch der Bücher geschrieben? Und stimmt das, was darin steht? Warum ist das Alte Testament so schwer verständlich? Wie unterscheiden sich die jüdische und die christliche Bibel? Wie sehen andere Religionen die Heilige Schrift der Christen? Antworten auf all diese und viele andere Fragen finden Sie in diesem leicht verständlichen Buch. Jeffrey Geoghegan und Michael Homan nehmen Sie mit auf die spannende Reise in das Alte und Neue Testament, ergründen deren Einfluss auf Kunst und Kultur und lassen so die Heilige Schrift lebendig werden.

Sehnsucht nach Gott

Leben als "christlicher Genießer"

Author: John Piper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935188296

Category:

Page: 420

View: 5678

Das Buch Jesaia

Author: Bernhard Duhm

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525516560

Category: Bible

Page: 490

View: 3142

A Year of Biblical Womanhood

How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband "master"

Author: Rachel Held Evans

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1595553673

Category: Religion

Page: 321

View: 2422

A strong Christian woman embarks on a radical life experiment-a year of biblical womanhood. Strong and committed in her faith-but frustrated by the inconsistencies she saw in her evangelical culture's view of women-Rachel Held Evans became an independent woman. But, intrigued by the traditionalist resurgence that led many of her friends to abandon their careers to assume traditional gender roles in the home, Evans had a crazy idea:What if I took "biblical womanhood" literally for a full year? In the next twelve months Rachel: Wore a scarf over her head to pray Called her husband "master" and stood on the roadside with a sign that said "Dan is Awesome" Adopted a computerized baby Perched on the roof for an afternoon of penance for gossiping Camped out in her front yard during her period Visited an Amish schoolhouse, a pig farm in Bolivia, and a Benedictine monastery Took up baking and knitting Interviewed a polygamist, a Quiverfull daughter, and a courtship couple With just the right mixture of humor and insight, Evans takes readers along with her on a lively adventure. In the process she discovers that the journey itself leads her right to the heart of God.

Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 2709

Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA- Management by Absence- und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.

Es hätte mir genauso

Roman

Author: Ali Smith

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641199662

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5752

Man stelle sich vor: Jemand gibt eine Dinnerparty, man unterhält sich gepflegt über Gott und die Welt, und zwischen Hauptgang und Dessert steht einer der Gäste auf und geht kurz nach oben. Und kommt nicht wieder. Hat sich im Gästezimmer eingeschlossen. Auf Tage, Wochen, Monate ... Zu einer Dinnerparty bringt der Freund eines Freundes einen Fremden mit, Miles Garth. Man unterhält sich, wird angenehm betrunken, die Diskussionen werden lebhafter, und manchmal schrammen sie auch kurz am Streit vorbei. Man kennt das. Miles fügt sich einigermaßen in die Runde ein, auch wenn er als Vegetarier, der nicht trinkt und manchmal allzu offen spricht, irgendwie anders ist. Doch dann steht Miles mitten unter dem Essen auf, schließt sich im Gästezimmer ein und ist fortan nicht mehr dazu zu bewegen, wieder herauszukommen. Das kennt man eher nicht. Und es ist überdies ganz schön peinlich, zumal der ungebetene Dauergast bald überregionale Prominenz erlangt und sich um das Haus in Greenwich eine Miles-Fangemeinde schart, inklusive Protestbannern und Merchandising. Währenddessen versuchen vier Personen das Rätsel um Miles zu lösen: Anna, die vor dreißig Jahren mit Miles durch Europa reiste; Mark, der Miles zur Party mitgebracht hat; May, eine alte, demente Frau, deren Verbindung zu Miles sehr überraschend ist (und sehr zu Herzen geht); und die neunjährige Brooke, die vor Wissbegierde strotzt und Wortspiele über alles liebt. Ali Smith erzählt diese aberwitzige Geschichte, die eigentlich jedem hätte genauso passieren können, mit unvergleichlichem Wortwitz und rasantem Charme. Ihr Roman ist eine umwerfende Satire über die Brüchigkeit gesellschaftlicher Konventionen – und wie wenig es nur braucht, um die geheiligte Ordnung unseres bürgerlichen Lebens gehörig durcheinanderzubringen.

Shaping the Claim

Moving from Text to Sermon

Author: Marvin A. McMickle

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451414366

Category:

Page: 96

View: 1496

The Guinea Pig Diaries

My Life as an Experiment

Author: A. J. Jacobs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416599061

Category: Humor

Page: 236

View: 4959

The best-selling memoirist of The Know-It-All and The Year of Living Biblically describes his experiments with a variety of activities from going undercover as a woman and outsourcing to India to saying whatever is on his mind and embarking on public nudity.

Booktalking Nonfiction

200 Surefire Winners for Middle and High School Readers

Author: Jennifer Bromann-Bender

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810888092

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

View: 1407

Booktalking Nonfiction: 200 Surefire Winners for Middle and High School Readers will provide an introduction to selecting and writing booktalks for nonfiction books with a focus on unique informational texts and biographies and autobiographies. The Common Core Standards Initiative, which most states have adopted, requires that 70% of the materials students read be from the category of informational texts it is especially important to focus on nonfiction when sharing books with students. Bromann-Bender provides everything you need to do just that.

Friede mit Gott

Author: Billy Graham

Publisher: SCM Hänssler

ISBN: 3775159177

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 2103

Billy Graham geht den Fragen auf den Grund, die sich die gesamte Menschheit stellt: Was ist der Sinn des Lebens? Wie führt man ein erfülltes Leben? Und gibt es wahren Frieden? Kraftvoll und überzeugend schildert er die Probleme, die uns auf der Suche nach Frieden begegnen, und die Lösungen, die Gott für diese Probleme vorgesehen hat. Das Ergebnis steht fest: Friede mit Gott ist das, was wir wirklich brauchen und wonach wir uns sehnen.

Four Views on Moving beyond the Bible to Theology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310302498

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 2855

The Bible has long served as the standard for Christian practice, yet believers still disagree on how biblical passages should be interpreted and applied. Only when readers fully understand the constructs that inform their process of moving from Scripture to theology—and those of others—can Christians fully evaluate teachings that claim to be “biblical.” Here, scholars who affirm an inspired Bible, relevant and authoritative for every era, present models they consider most faithful to Scripture: - Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.: A Principlizing Model - Daniel M. Doriani: A Redemptive-Historical Model - Kevin J. Vanhoozer: A Drama-of-Redemption Model - William J. Webb: A Redemptive-Movement Model Each position also receives critiques from the proponents of the other views. Moreover, due to the far-reaching implications this topic holds for biblical studies, theology, and church teaching, this book includes three additional reflections by Christopher J. H. Wright, Mark L. Strauss, and Al Wolters on the theological and practical interpretation of biblical texts. Four Views on Moving beyond the Bible to Theology empowers readers to identify, evaluate, and refine their own approach to moving from the Bible to theology.

Das Buch Jonah

Roman

Author: Joshua Max Feldman

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641156262

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 926

Das Fegefeuer der Eitelkeiten für das 21. Jahrhundert Jonah scheint mit seinem Namensvetter aus dem Alten Testament wenig gemein zu haben. Mit 32 Jahren lebt er in Manhattan, hat eine feste Freundin und eine Geliebte, ist ein Firmenanwalt mit Aussicht auf einen großen Karrieresprung. Doch eine folgenschwere Entscheidung lässt seine perfekte Welt in Trümmer fallen. Im Gefühl des Scheiterns geht er nach Amsterdam. Hier trifft er die kluge Judith, eine brillante Kunsthistorikerin, die für einen korrupten Spielcasinobetreiber arbeitet. Er erkennt die Chance, wieder Sinn in sein Leben zu bringen, indem er Judith hilft, auf den rechten Weg zu gelangen. Also folgt er ihrer Spur bis nach Las Vegas. Mit leichter Hand versetzt Joshua Feldman die biblische Geschichte von Jonah und dem Wal in unsere moderne Welt.

Seeing through the Fog

Hope When Your World Falls Apart

Author: Ed Dobson

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 143470517X

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 7307

An exploration of identity and faith, Seeing Through the Fog invites readers to a vibrant life, an expectant life, a life of joy in each new morning. Pastor Ed Dobson has spent his life preaching sermons, but this book is not a sermon. He has spent more than ten years with a debilitating illness, but this book is not about grief. He has found joy in the midst of sorrow, but this book is not about looking on the bright side. Seeing Through the Fog is about living well when you realize you can’t live forever. It is about having gratitude for each sunrise, birthday, and moment of knowing God more. It is about holding hope when circumstances hold pain. With stories, wisdom and unique content distinct from the popular film series about Ed, Seeing Through the Fog will encourage readers in their own difficulties and give them hope for their future.

Salvation on the Small Screen?

24 Hours of Christian Television

Author: Nadia Bolz-Weber

Publisher: CPG

ISBN: 1596271949

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 4700

From a seminarian and stand-up comic—an “enlightening and entertaining” look at celebrity televangelists, cash, and couch-potato redemption (AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically). On an average day, the largest religious broadcast channel is a “divine” presence in more than 50 million households. Holding court on the political issues of the day are such figures as Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes, Pat Robertson, Benny Hinn, and Jesse Duplantis. Yet many people have little concept of what kind of faith happens there—apart from performing miracles and selling books. A casual viewer flipping past the channel is likely to think, “I haven’t the faintest clue what’s going on,” or “That church doesn’t seem like my church at all,” or even, “Wow, so that’s what happened to Kirk Cameron.” To better understand the message of religious television, Lutheran seminarian Nadia Bolz-Weber spent 24 hours immersing herself in the phenomenon with guest viewers including a rabbi, a Unitarian minister, and her eight-year-old daughter. Augmented by a running count of all of the biblical verses used and total cost of various donations solicited and products shilled through the day, the author chronicles this hugely influential part of America’s religious landscape that is unfamiliar to many. And she never changed channels once. The result is “laugh-out-loud, hysterically funny, and also extraordinarily poignant—we need more theology done like this.” (Dr. Douglas Gay, Lecturer in Practical Theology, University of Glasgow, Scotland). “Turn off your TV and read this book. It's enlightening and entertaining and it doesn't emit any radiation whatsoever.” —AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically

O Me of Little Faith

True Confessions of a Spiritual Weakling

Author: Jason Boyett

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310289491

Category: Religion

Page: 223

View: 9440

In O Me of Little Faith, author Jason Boyett brings you a transparent and personal account of his own of struggles with doubts and unbelief in living out his faith. With humor and frankness, Boyett uses personal anecdotes and a fresh look at Scripture to explore the realities of pursuing Christ through a field of doubt. After three decades of knowing God, understanding Christianity, and living a Christian life, Boyett has come to the place where he can voice the tough questions and travel the road of uncertainty with blinders off, candor on. The message along the way is one of encouragement: Relax. Rely on the grace of a merciful God, a kind father who realizes that his finite creatures must have doubts, should have questions, and will have trouble making sense of an infinite Creator. Ultimately, Boyett concludes that doubt and faith are not polar opposites, but actually work together, existing side-by-side. Uplifting, entertaining, hopeful, O Me of Little Faith will strike a chord with you and any Christian who's dealing with the uncertainties of living life in pursuit of a God who occasionally seems to disappear.