In Search of Shiva: A Study of Folk Religious Practices in Pakistan

By Haroon Khalid

Hidden in the emerging tide of Islamic puritanism and extremism in Pakistan there's one other international of Islamic religiosity which doesn't glance in the direction of the center East for its spiritual identification yet is in its place rooted within the cultural ideals of South Asia. Comprising traditions that experience their roots within the antiquity of the Indus Valley Civilization, it unearths expression in shrines of phallic choices, sacred animals and sacred bushes. within the backdrop of financial improvement and emerging extremism, those shrines exist as an anomaly and are more and more vulnerable to being eroded. becoming connectivity among rural and concrete parts extra threatens the individuality of those shrines and non secular traditions.
In seek of Shiva files those spiritual traditions and reports how they've got survived through the years and at the moment are adapting to the more and more inflexible spiritual weather in Pakistan.

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The Cambridge Companion to the Gospels (Cambridge Companions to Religion)

The 4 gospels are a crucial a part of the Christian canon of scripture. within the religion of Christians, this canon constitutes a life-giving witness to who God is and what it capability to be really human. This 2006 quantity treats the gospels not only as ancient assets, but additionally as an important testimony to the lifetime of God made recognized in Jesus Christ. This method is helping to beat the occasionally destructive break up among serious gospel research and questions of theology, ethics and the lifetime of religion. The essays are via said specialists in various theological disciplines. the 1st part considers what are acceptable methods of examining the gospels given the categories of texts they're. the second one, valuable part covers the contents of the gospels. The 3rd part seems on the impression of the gospels in church and society throughout background and as much as the current day.

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An Uncommon Friendship: From Opposite Sides of the Holocaust

By Bernat Rosner

In 1944, 13-year-old Fritz Tubach used to be virtually the right age to hitch the Hitler adolescence in his German village of Kleinheubach. that very same 12 months in Tab, Hungary, 12-year-old Bernie Rosner was once loaded onto a educate with the remainder of the village’s Jewish population and brought to Auschwitz, the place his complete family members used to be murdered. decades later, after having fun with profitable lives in California, they met, turned neighbors, and determined to percentage their intimate story—that of 2 boys trapped in evil and damaging occasions, who turned males with the liberty to build their very own destiny, with one another and the area. In a brand new epilogue, the authors proportion how the booklet of the publication replaced their lives and the lives of the numerous humans they've got met because of publishing their story.

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The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?

By Rick Warren

This ebook has remodeled thousands of lives. Are you prepared for a change?


Since its liberate, The function pushed Life has been translated into eighty-five diversified languages and has turn into the “Bestselling non-fiction hardback booklet in heritage” in keeping with Publisher’s Weekly, all as a result of Christ-centered process the booklet takes to answering life’s such a lot basic query: What in the world am I right here for?


This new softcover variation is reimagined for a brand new iteration, with 4 new positive aspects including:


  • Video introductions by way of Rick Warren to chapters 1-42
  • An audio lesson on the finish of every bankruptcy, with greater than thirty extra hours of training through Rick Warren
  • Two new bonus chapters at the commonest limitations to residing a purpose-driven life
  • Access to an internet group the place you could speak about your trip to objective, get suggestions, and obtain support


On your trip you’ll locate the solutions to 3 of life’s most crucial questions: The query of lifestyles: Why am I alive?, The query of importance: Does my existence matter?, The query of objective: What on the earth am I right here for?


Living out the aim you have been created for strikes you past mere survival and good fortune to a lifetime of significance—the existence you have been intended to live.

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The Conference of the Birds

By Alexis York Lumbard, Demi

Lavishly illustrated by means of award-winning illustrator, Demi, this magical and encouraging tale of the adventures of a flock of wayfaring birds looking for their king will satisfaction teenagers with its stories of overcoming worry, actual hassle, and internal barriers. in accordance with an 800 12 months previous classical parable, and retold by means of mom of 3, Alexis York Lumbard, it is going to supply mom and dad with a special chance to coach ethical and non secular improvement to their children.

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The Book of Mormon: A Very Short Introduction

With over one hundred forty million copies in print, and serving because the valuable proselytizing instrument of 1 of the world's quickest growing to be faiths, the publication of Mormon is certainly the most influential non secular texts produced within the western international. Written via Terryl Givens, a number one authority on Mormonism, this compact quantity deals the single concise, available advent to this remarkable paintings.

Givens examines the e-book of Mormon at the beginning when it comes to the claims that its narrators make for its ancient genesis, its objective as a sacred textual content, and its that means for an viewers which shifts over the process the heritage it unfolds. the writer lines 5 governing topics in particular--revelation, Christ, Zion, scripture, and covenant--and analyzes the Book's vital doctrines and teachings. a few of these resonate with popular nineteenth-century non secular preoccupations; others include radical and unforeseen takes on themes from the autumn of guy to Christ's mortal ministries and the which means of atonement. Givens additionally presents samples of a solid of characters that quantity within the hundreds and hundreds, and analyzes consultant passages from a piece that encompasses tragedy, poetry, sermons, visions, relatives histories and army chronicles. eventually, this advent surveys the contested origins and construction of a piece held by means of thousands to be scripture, and stories the scholarly debates that tackle questions of the record's historicity.

Here then is an available consultant to what's, through any degree, an fundamental key to realizing Mormonism. however it can be an creation to a compelling and complicated textual content that's too frequently overshadowed through the controversies that encompass it.

About the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and magnificence, Very brief Introductions provide an creation to a few of life's best issues. Written through specialists for the newcomer, they show the best modern pondering the imperative difficulties and concerns in 1000's of key themes, from philosophy to Freud, quantum idea to Islam.

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Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion

By Benjamin Wiker

Many Christians consider that they're being antagonistic at each flip by means of what appears to be like a well-orchestrated political and cultural crusade to de-Christianize each point of Western tradition. they're correct, and it is going even additional again than the Obama Administration.

In Worshipping the kingdom: How Liberalism grew to become Our country Religion, Benjamin Wiker argues that it's liberals who search to set up an reliable nation faith: one in every of unbelief. Wiker unearths that it was once by no means the goal of the Founders to force faith out of the general public sq. with the 1st modification, yet secular liberals have intentionally misinterpreted the institution clause to serve their very own ends: the de-Christianization of Western civilization.

The end result, they wish, is govt because the new oracle. own religion in a deity is changed with collective dependence on govt, and the variety of non secular practices and dogmas is diminished to a uniform ideological schedule. The liberal process is two-pronged: force faith out of the general public sq., after which, in religion's position, erect the Church of the nation to fill the human want for a better strength to seem up to.

But what used to be performed may be undone. Outlining an easy, step by step procedure for disestablishing the country church of secularism, Worshiping the State indicates the whole historic sweep of the battle to these at the Christian facet of the cultural battle--and due to this way more entire vantage, the right way to win it.

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Bibeln (Svenska Folkbibeln 98)

By Svenska Folkbibeln

Världens i särklass mest lästa bok, tryckt i miljarder exemplar och översatt until tusentals språk. Varför har Bibeln blivit så älskad genom alla tider? Jesus sade: "De ord som jag har talat until er är Ande och liv... Himmel och jord skall förgå, males mina ord skall aldrig förgå" (Joh 6:63, Matt 24:35).

Svenska Folkbibeln är en grundtexttrogen bibelöversättning som kom ut 1998, ett allkristet alternativ med bred förankring i vår svenska kristenhet. Målet har varit att översättningen ska låta Bibeln vara det den själv utger sig för att vara - Guds ord until människan. Därför har översättare och referenter lagt stor vikt vid grundtextens exakta betydelse, parallellt med ansträngningen att ge översättningen en smooth språkdräkt.

Svenska Folkbibeln har spritts i över en halv miljon exemplar och varit until eventually glädje för bibelläsare överallt i Sverige och Svenskfinland. Vi är nu glada att kunna lansera översättningen i e-boksformat som ännu ett positivt steg i vårt uppdrag att göra Bibeln tillgänglig för alla.

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Gunning for God: Why the New Atheists are Missing the Target

By John C. Lennox

New rules in regards to the nature of God and Christianity that might supply Dawkins' top buddies and worst enemies alike a few stimulating meals for thought
Tackling Hawking, Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens, and a newcomer within the field—the French thinker Michel Onfray—John Lennox issues out the most obvious fallacies within the New Atheist technique during this insightful ebook. because the dual towers crashed to the floor on September eleven, there was no finish to assaults on faith. Claims abound that faith is harmful, that it kills, and that it poisons every thing.

And if faith is the matter with the realm, say the recent Atheists, the answer's simple—get rid of it. in fact, issues aren’t fairly so straight forward. Arguing that the hot Athiests' irrational and unscientific technique leaves them responsible of the very obstinate foolishness they criticize in dogmatic non secular parents, this erudite and wide-ranging advisor to faith within the sleek age packs a few debilitating punches and rankings enormous for non secular rationalism.

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