In an effort to help people develop a closer and more intimate relationship with God, this book encourages readers to open themselves up to the messages God has for them and to cultivate a two-way communication with their Savior.
Tapping into the panic over the SARS outbreak, Bone Dust is a timely tale that paints an all-too-believable scenario. In a smooth writing style that flows evenly and easily, Maier's first book is a fascinating story sure to catch a reader's attention. Set in Macon, Georgia, the main character, Mike Spiker, is a busy executive at Bio Lab Research. A deadly outbreak of the flu in the Philippines doesn't concern him or his colleagues. After all, this sleepy little town in the deep South has always been far from the front lines of any big trouble. But the outbreak becomes a modern-day disaster, an influenza pandemic that affects the lives of everyone. How they deal with it, who succumbs and a myriad of subplots involving infidelity, fraud, race relations and more keep the story moving with palpable excitement. Maier has blended his fascination with life in the South with his in-depth study of the 1918 flu epidemic. He weaves a tale full of intrigue, little-known facts and realistic fiction. In our terror-filled, post 9-11 existence, Maier presents a fascinating story sure to force you to spend a sleepless night or two. As Macon Telegraph columnist Ed Grisamore wrote: "Turning each page is like putting your hand on an electric fence."
Best-selling devotional author Frances J. Roberts offers this powerful collection of inspirational writings that has touched the lives of thousands. Written as if God is speaking directly to the reader, Dialogues with God addresses issues like wisdom, ambition, purity, and hope. Readers will find the same style of compelling prose, stirring verse, and powerful spiritual insights that made the author's Come Away My Beloved a best seller with more than a million sold. Featuring the complete, classic text in a completely new typesetting, Dialogues with God is a true vehicle of worship that will invigorate your prayer life and open the door of your soul to the breath of God.
Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1, 3, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Department English and Linguistics), course: Literature and Medicine, language: English, abstract: Knowing one’s own self has been defined as one of the most difficult tasks to accomplish in our lives. Nevertheless, all of us feel the inner need to relate to ourselves in order to become holistic beings. But how do we get to know the self? In contrast to collectivism, individualism is considered an egoistical doctrine that selfishly ignores the needs of others. However, the terms do not necessarily exclude each other. On the contrary, identity is based on relationships and on the dialogue with others. During the twentieth century, existential philosophy developed as a discipline which faced those big existential questions and tried to provide a guideline to find one’s personal identity in life. Eventually, existential philosophers such as Martin Buber and Mikhail Bakthin became known as pioneers of the so-called dialogical philosophy. In opposition to individualism, Buber established a concept of getting to know the self from a totally different point of view. Instead of focusing exclusively on the subject as an individual, Buber presents an approach which stresses the importance of the other person. In his view, two individuals establish an intersubjective relationship in order to achieve self-formation. In her book “The Shaking Woman” Siri Hustvedt describes her struggle of self-identification and self-acceptance. Hustvedt suffers from physical shaking but no one is able to find a certain diagnosis for her illness. Nevertheless, Hustvedt manages her inner conflict and finds self-acceptance in the end. This paper shall provide evidence in how far Buber’s concept of dialogism supports Siri Hustvedt in order to resolve her inner conflict. By entering the dialogue with the other we are able to find and accept our true self. In relation to Martin Buber’s approach of dialogism, the act of entering the dialogue happens by addressing God, the so-called Eternal Thou. Therefore, the act of self-acceptance which occurs in “The Shaking Woman” can be also considered as religious experience. First, this paper will explain Martin Buber’s dialogical approach and its relevance for the “Shaking Woman”. Further, I will point out the relevance of the Eternal Thou which provides healing and reconciliation with the self. Afterwards, this paper will analyze Siri Hustvedt’s conflict of the self and how she reaches self-acceptance by entering the dialogue in terms of Buber’s philosophy.
To be a Christian is to pray! What is prayer? Why do we pray? How should we pray? What about those prayers which appear to remain unanswered? Can prayer make God change His mind? How can we know if we are praying according to God's will? These and many similar questions are answered in a thoughtful and practical way by Guy Appere in this helpful book. He conveys something of the wonder of this unique relationship between man and God, this dialogue with God which occupies such a vital place in the Christian life and is so essential for happy fulfilment in that life.
In the same way a flight manual gives knowledge to how an airplane flies, the Holy Scriptures give wisdom to how a life should be lived. Read the dialogue and analogies of this airline captain as he discovers the verity and semblance of God's spiritual and physical laws in living.