As a pastor he had noted the bad effects of indulgences upon the members of his won congregation, many of whom were going to nearby Juterbog and Zerbst in Brandenburg to by indulgence slips from Johann Tetzel. This practical question raised for him a deeper one, the question of their efficacy.
By almost any reckoning, the Ninety-Five Theses ranks as the most important text of the Reformation, if not in substance at least in impact. As the anniversary of their posting on the church door in Wittenberg approaches, what better way to remember and recognize the occasion than to make this important text more easily understood by twenty-first-century readers? Timothy J. Wengert, one of the best-know interpreters of Luther and Lutheranism active today, sets his newly translated Ninety-Five Theses in its historical context with a detailed introduction and illuminating study notes. To help the reader understand the context and the import of the Ninety-Five Theses more deeply, Wengert provides two more related and essential documents: Luther’s Letter to Archbishop Albrecht of Mainz (to which he appended a copy of the Theses) and Luther’s 1518 Sermon on Indulgences and Grace (written to inform the German-speaking public of his view of indulgences).
Have you ever noticed how most people wish they could take more vacations or make more money, but don't? Why? It is because they are conforming to a life of mediocrity. But, you want more! In Surviving The Ninety-Five, you will discover how to start living the life you truly desire to live, NOW and not ""someday"". There is nothing stopping you from personal greatness except your own beliefs. Proof of this truth can be seen in every highly effective and successful person from Jay Rhyder himself, to Tony Robbins and Bob Proctor, to Warren Buffet and Peggy McColl. And, now it's your turn to bet on yourself and start achieving everything you want in life! Discover the secrets of success and failure! Prepare to realize the dream of that higher quality life that you hold so dear in our heart.
Malinda Markham's peoms are inspired in part by her fascination with Japanese language, art, and literature. Her reactions to and interpretations of that country's history, culture, and people are in these verses, echoing with the voices and silences of women across time. Markham imagines the experiences of many women: a geisha laments her past in "Geisha Considered as Making," as a mother laments for her daughter's future in "Yield to This." Markham is intrigued with how language tries but ultimately fails to hold memory in place. She grapples with the translation of words and feeling and shows how this failure also brings a searching for belief - a word that repeats throughout these poems - in a world that cannot allow it. Writes Cole Swenson, "Markham's language has the delicacy of the fine bones of the inner ear; it is, itself, a form of listening - to insects, birds, traffic, to the world. Her listening brings things into being, catching the nuances of change, from season to season, culture to culture, impression to language. This is a radiant collection."
Dr. William Plumley writes about Sydney M. Kleeman's first book of poems, "these reflections are not exactly poems and not exactly meditations." The same can be said of this second collection of poems, in which Sydney Kleeman revisits the themes of the aging process, social justice, man's inhumanity to man, and his hope for a more just world. At times he writes profound commentary on man's egregious treatment of his fellow man, urging his readers to raise their voices to make a difference. Other poems, such as A Rare Moment, show the author's lighter, more personal side as he meets his great-granddaughter for the first time. Finally, these poems are the work of a wise nonagenarian, imparting the wisdom gained through a life full of work, travel, and community service, as he faces the inevitability of aging, but never stops striving to make his voice heard.
Let this book help you to know that: A crisis does not need to destroy you. Worry wrinkles diminish with a clear conscience. Friendships are worth all they cost. A good attitude opens many doors. Cherished memories add spice to life. Smiles do what wrinkles cannot do. Forgiveness creates a healthy body and soul. What you say to yourself can make or break you. Your body is a gift worthy of good care. The upward look brings a Divine Helper. " ...he here brings together lessons from his "prayer of dominant desire." He has answered many a call from church and community, with a humble: Here am I, send me. I cannot think of anyone, regardless of age or station, who will not be enlightened and inspired by reading this book. I am honored to recommend it." -- Rev. O. Gerald Trigg, PhD "What leaves an impression are the experiences of a man with an underlying happy heart, ever glad to be of service to God and others." --Philip Green Jr. "I wrote this book at my age because I felt led to do so. This book has much to say about what God has done through me." --Philip Green Sr.
This is the story of the Allen family and their developing involvement with the Cyber State. It follows their lives and their rise to prominence to the top of the academic and political organisations of the country in the 21st century. It is not only about the Allens' story. It is the story of a world faced with the unknown, and the powerful forces that are seeking to destroy not only life, but the very earth itself. This book will entertain, inform and invite you to imagine a world changing rapidly to accommodate the evolving power of the computer. Young or old you will find yourself absorbed in this story of ordinary men and women who are prepared to undertake the extraordinary.
Peter John Lisowsky was born in Long Branch, New Jersey in 1976. "Pitchforks with Cyanide Laced Angel Wings" is a collection of poems written between May 2006 and September 2007. All ninety-five poems were inspired by an aggregation of events that transpired during this time. This is the first publication of his poetry. Peter lives in Red Bank, New Jersey.
Meeting America's Farmed Animals in Stories and Photographs
Author: No Voice Unheard
How amazing it is to learn from this most extraordinary book just how beautiful chickens, turkeys, pigs, cows and other farm animals can be. This is a rare and life-changing book. It evokes a sense of wonder, joy and awe, and a recognition of how interwoven we are with all of life.---John Robbins, author of The New Good Life and Diet For A New America One of the most beautiful books I have ever seen, in every respect: the photographs, the loving stories, the philosophy behind the stories, the delightful tales, the sheer exuberance of the animals and their human companions - it is a perfect book!...Captures something missing from almost all other books about farmed animals. There is so much heart in this book, to rival the heart that the animals themselves display.---Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep, The Pig Who Sang to the Moon and The Face on Your Plate Join us as we visit sanctuaries and homes across the country to discover the animals most of us never have a chance to meet - America's farmed animals. This collection of stories and photographs by rescuers, caregivers and animal lovers will show you a side of these animals you may not have thought possible. Far from the unthinking, unfeeling beings they are often portrayed as, the animals in Ninety-Five reveal themselves to be as distinctive as the dogs and cats with whom many of us share our homes: complex creatures with remarkable personalities, depth, emotions, quirks, relationships and individuality. From Justice, the steer who broke out of a truck on the way to the slaughterhouse and who is now the self-appointed "greeter" at his sanctuary, to Gilly, a small white hen rescued from a factory egg farm who found quiet happiness in a loving home, each animal has a compelling story that will captivate. Beautiful photos complement, allowing us the chance to get up close and personal, and to look into their eyes - the "windows of the soul" - and see the extraordinary spark of life they hold. Some of the animals will make you chuckle, others will move you, some may bring tears to your eyes, and some will just give you something to think about. All of them are fascinating. Come with us on a journey to meet them... Everything has its own voice. Thunder and lightning and stars and planets, flowers, birds, animals, trees-all these have voices, and they constitute a community of existence that is profoundly related.---Thomas Berry No Voice Unheard is a non-profit publisher of beautiful and creative books that are cutting edge in their content and presentation, giving voice to those who are often ignored or disregarded by society, and illuminating important social issues frequently overlooked by profit-driven publishers. Our mission is to promote an ethic of compassion and respect for all living beings and the planet we share, and encourage a deeper awareness of the effects our actions have on the lives and existence of animals, the environment, and our fellow human beings. We passionately believe in the power of books to create change.