For the Glory

For the Glory
Author: Duncan Hamilton
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780345814586
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Release: 2016-05-10
Editor: Random House Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Most people will know Eric Liddell as an Olympic gold medalist and a focal character in Chariots of Fire. Famously, the Scot would not run on Sunday, leading to ridicule and, some might say, his teammate winning the 100 metres in the 1924 Paris Olympics. But for Liddell, running was always second to his true calling, his faith. After surprisingly winning the 400-metre gold in Paris, he dedicated himself to missionary work. He and his family settled in one of the poorest provinces in China. When he saw war with Japan on the horizon, Liddell put his children and pregnant wife on a boat to Canada, while he stayed behind, his conscience compelling him to remain amongst the desperate Chinese. Liddell was eventually interned at a Japanese work camp, where he became the moral centre of an unbearable world. He was the hardest worker, he counselled many of the other prisoners, he often gave up his own meagre portion of meals, and he organized games for the children. He even raced again. But for his ailing, malnourished body, it soon proved too much. In the spirit of The Boys in the Boat and Unbroken, For the Glory is both a compelling narrative of athletic heroism and a gripping story of faith in the darkest circumstances.

Oh the Glory of It All

Oh the Glory of It All
Author: Sean Wilsey
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781101201138
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Release: 2006-04-25
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In the beginning we were happy. And we were always excessive. So in the beginning we were happy to excess." With these opening lines Sean Wilsey takes us on an exhilarating tour of life in the strangest, wealthiest, and most grandiose of families. Sean's blond-bombshell mother (one of the thinly veiled characters in Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City) is a 1980s society-page staple, regularly entertaining Black Panthers and movie stars in her marble and glass penthouse, "eight hundred feet in the air above San Francisco; an apartment at the top of a building at the top of a hill: full of light, full of voices, full of windows full of water and bridges and hills." His enigmatic father uses a jet helicopter to drop Sean off at the video arcade and lectures his son on proper hygiene in public restrooms, "You should wash your hands first, before you use the urinal. Not after. Your penis isn't dirty. But your hands are." When Sean, "the kind of child who sings songs to sick flowers," turns nine years old, his father divorces his mother and marries her best friend. Sean's life blows apart. His mother first invites him to commit suicide with her, then has a "vision" of salvation that requires packing her Louis Vuitton luggage and traveling the globe, a retinue of multiracial children in tow. Her goal: peace on earth (and a Nobel Prize). Sean meets Indira Gandhi, Helmut Kohl, Menachem Begin, and the pope, hoping each one might come back to San Francisco and persuade his father to rejoin the family. Instead, Sean is pushed out of San Francisco and sent spiraling through five high schools, till he finally lands at an unorthodox reform school cum "therapeutic community," in Italy. With its multiplicity of settings and kaleidoscopic mix of preoccupations-sex, Russia, jet helicopters, seismic upheaval, boarding schools, Middle Earth, skinheads, home improvement, suicide, skateboarding, Sovietology, public transportation, massage, Christian fundamentalism, dogs, Texas, global thermonuclear war, truth, evil, masturbation, hope, Bethlehem, CT, eventual salvation (abridged list)—Oh the Glory of It All is memoir as bildungsroman as explosion.

The Power and the Glory

The Power and the Glory
Author: Graham Greene,John Updike
Pages: 221
ISBN: 0812418581
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Release: 2003-02-01
Editor: Perfection Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a poor, remote section of southern Mexico, the Red Shirts have taken control. God has been outlawed, and the priests have been systematically hunted down and killed. Now, the last priest strives to overcome physical and moral cowardice in order to find redemption. Introduction by John Updike

The Glory of the Empire

The Glory of the Empire
Author: Jean D'Ormesson
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781590179666
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Release: 2016-05-03
Editor: New York Review of Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Glory of the Empire is the rich and absorbing history of an extraordinary empire, at one point a rival to Rome. Rulers such as Basil the Great of Onessa, who founded the Empire but whose treacherous ways made him a byword for infamy, and the romantic Alexis the bastard, who dallied in the fleshpots of Egypt, studied Taoism and Buddhism, returned to save the Empire from civil war, and then retired “to learn to die,” come alive in The Glory of the Empire, along with generals, politicians, prophets, scoundrels, and others. Jean d’Ormesson also goes into the daily life of the Empire, its popular customs, and its contribution to the arts and the sciences, which, as he demonstrates, exercised an influence on the world as a whole, from the East to the West, and whose repercussions are still felt today. But it is all fiction, a thought experiment worthy of Jorge Luis Borges, and in the end The Glory of the Empire emerges as a great shimmering mirage, filling us with wonder even as it makes us wonder at the fugitive nature of power and the meaning of history itself.

Glory Carriers

Glory Carriers
Author: Jennifer Eivaz
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781493417384
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Release: 2019-03-05
Editor: Chosen Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We were created to reflect something or Someone. What we behold, we reflect. The more we behold the Lord, the more we look like him--and the more we see his glory released into our lives and the lives of those around us. The glory of God is irresistible. Yet seeking to sense his presence or experience his glory for its own sake misses the point. His glory is the natural outpouring of a deep relationship with the Holy Spirit. In these pages, author and speaker Jennifer Eivaz shows how you can enter into more intimate fellowship with the Spirit of God, experience miraculous encounters, and begin to see more miracles, more deliverances, and more lives dramatically changed. Here is the inspiration you need to step into the supernatural and follow God's leading--and carry his glory to the darkest places and see his kingdom come.

The Captain and the Glory

The Captain and the Glory
Author: Dave Eggers
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780525659099
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Release: 2019-11-19
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A savage satire of the United States in the throes of insanity, this blisteringly funny novel tells the story of a noble ship, the Glory, and the loud, clownish, and foul Captain who steers it to the brink of disaster. When the decorated Captain of a great ship descends the gangplank for the final time, a new leader, a man with a yellow feather in his hair, vows to step forward. Though he has no experience, no knowledge of nautical navigation or maritime law, and though he has often remarked he doesn't much like boats, he solemnly swears to shake things up. Together with his band of petty thieves and confidence men known as the Upskirt Boys, the Captain thrills his passengers, writing his dreams and notions on the cafeteria wipe-away board, boasting of his exemplary anatomy, devouring cheeseburgers, and tossing overboard anyone who displeases him. Until one day a famous pirate, long feared by passengers of the Glory but revered by the Captain for how phenomenally masculine he looked without a shirt while riding a horse, appears on the horizon . . . Absurd, hilarious, and all too recognizable, The Captain and the Glory is a wicked farce of contemporary America only Dave Eggers could dream up.

The Glory

The Glory
Author: Lauren St John
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781444012774
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Release: 2015-03-05
Editor: Orion Children's Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Girl on the Run from the Law Alexandra Blakewood has everything any teenager could wish for, apart from the horse she'd love, but she won't stop getting into trouble. Sent to a US boot camp, she dreams of escaping. It seems impossible until she's told about a gruelling 1,200 mile horse race across the American West... A Boy on a Mission to Save a Life Will Greyton was the star student at his Tennessee high school until his father was laid off. Now Will works at a burger joint. When his dad falls ill, it seems things can't get any worse. An operation will save him, but there's no way to pay for it. Then Will hears about The Glory, a deadly endurance race with a $250,000 purse, open to any rider daring enough to attempt it...

For the Glory of God

For the Glory of God
Author: Rodney Stark
Pages: 488
ISBN: 0691114366
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Release: 2003
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rodney Stark's provocative new book argues that, whether we like it or not, people acting for the glory of God have formed our modern culture. Continuing his project of identifying the widespread consequences of monotheism, Stark shows that the Christian conception of God resulted--almost inevitably and for the same reasons--in the Protestant Reformation, the rise of modern science, the European witch-hunts, and the Western abolition of slavery. In the process, he explains why Christian and Islamic images of God yielded such different cultural results, leading Christians but not Muslims to foster science, burn "witches," and denounce slavery. With his usual clarity and skepticism toward the received wisdom, Stark finds the origins of these disparate phenomena within monotheistic religious organizations. Endemic in such organizations are pressures to maintain religious intensity, which lead to intense conflicts and schisms that have far-reaching social results. Along the way, Stark debunks many commonly accepted ideas. He interprets the sixteenth-century flowering of science not as a sudden revolution that burst religious barriers, but as the normal, gradual, and direct outgrowth of medieval theology. He also shows that the very ideas about God that sustained the rise of science led also to intense witch-hunting by otherwise clear-headed Europeans, including some celebrated scientists. This conception of God likewise yielded the Christian denunciation of slavery as an abomination--and some of the fiercest witch-hunters were devoted participants in successful abolitionist movements on both sides of the Atlantic. For the Glory of God is an engrossing narrative that accounts for the very different histories of the Christian and Muslim worlds. It fundamentally changes our understanding of religion's role in history and the forces behind much of what we point to as secular progress.

Beholding the Glory

Beholding the Glory
Author: Jeremy Begbie
Pages: 159
ISBN: UOM:39015050043713
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Release: 2000-10
Editor: Baker Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A fine collection of probing and imaginative discussions on the relation between the Incarnation and the arts." --Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale Divinity School

Exploring the Glory of God

Exploring the Glory of God
Author: Adesola Joan Akala
Pages: 180
ISBN: 1978708912
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Release: 2020-11-15
Editor: Fortress Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book offers biblical, theological, and scientific perspectives on the subject of divine self-revelation and human response to the manifestations of divine presence.

The Power and the Glory

The Power and the Glory
Author: Graham Greene
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781409017431
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Release: 2010-10-02
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

During a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the 'whisky priest', is on the run. With the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and humanity force him along the road to his destiny, reluctant to abandon those who need him, and those he cares for.

Prayers and Poems from the Heart Reflections for the Glory of His Holiness

Prayers and Poems from the Heart  Reflections for the Glory of His Holiness
Author: Anamarie Lopez
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780359717316
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Release: 2021
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For the Glory of God

For the Glory of God
Author: Daniel I. Block
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781441245632
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Release: 2014-08-12
Editor: Baker Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Current discussions about worship are often driven by pragmatics and personal preferences rather than by the teaching of Scripture. True worship, however, is our response to God's gracious revelation; in order to be acceptable to God, worship must be experienced on God's terms. Respected Old Testament scholar Daniel Block examines worship in the Bible, offering a comprehensive biblical foundation and illuminating Old Testament worship practices and principles. He develops a theology of worship that is consistent with the teachings of Scripture and is applicable for the church today. He also introduces readers to a wide range of issues related to worship. The book, illustrated with diagrams, charts, and pictures, will benefit professors and students in worship and Bible courses, pastors, and church leaders.

The Glory of Grace

The Glory of Grace
Author: Lewis Allen,Tim Chester
Pages: 184
ISBN: 1848718349
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Release: 2018-11-13
Editor: Banner of Truth
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Who were the Puritans? What did they seek to achieve? What were their successes and failures? Are they of any importance to Christians today? We firmly believe that all Christians need to discover the important story of how these men and women sought to follow Jesus Christ. Their convictions resulted in a brave and joyful faith, and the writing they have left us on the Christian life continues to be a rich resource for our own discipleship. Meeting the Puritans by listening to them has enriched both of us more than we can express. And so, in The Glory of Grace, we want to introduce you to people who had a deep love for Jesus Christ and a great vision for the Christian life. We all have much to learn‚]‚€‚] Each chapter contains a concise introduction followed by carefully selected excerpts from key Puritan works, together with suggestions for further reading.

For the Glory of God

For the Glory of God
Author: Rodney Stark
Pages: 504
ISBN: 9781400866809
Available:
Release: 2015-01-27
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rodney Stark's provocative new book argues that, whether we like it or not, people acting for the glory of God have formed our modern culture. Continuing his project of identifying the widespread consequences of monotheism, Stark shows that the Christian conception of God resulted--almost inevitably and for the same reasons--in the Protestant Reformation, the rise of modern science, the European witch-hunts, and the Western abolition of slavery. In the process, he explains why Christian and Islamic images of God yielded such different cultural results, leading Christians but not Muslims to foster science, burn "witches," and denounce slavery. With his usual clarity and skepticism toward the received wisdom, Stark finds the origins of these disparate phenomena within monotheistic religious organizations. Endemic in such organizations are pressures to maintain religious intensity, which lead to intense conflicts and schisms that have far-reaching social results. Along the way, Stark debunks many commonly accepted ideas. He interprets the sixteenth-century flowering of science not as a sudden revolution that burst religious barriers, but as the normal, gradual, and direct outgrowth of medieval theology. He also shows that the very ideas about God that sustained the rise of science led also to intense witch-hunting by otherwise clear-headed Europeans, including some celebrated scientists. This conception of God likewise yielded the Christian denunciation of slavery as an abomination--and some of the fiercest witch-hunters were devoted participants in successful abolitionist movements on both sides of the Atlantic. For the Glory of God is an engrossing narrative that accounts for the very different histories of the Christian and Muslim worlds. It fundamentally changes our understanding of religion's role in history and the forces behind much of what we point to as secular progress.

The Glory Field

The Glory Field
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Pages: 375
ISBN: 0590458981
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Release: 1996
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Follows five generations of an African-American family, from the capture and enslavement of the first ancestor, through the Civil War and the end of segregation, to a troubled cousin's reunion with his family. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reissue.

The Glory Train

The Glory Train
Author: Christol S. Hardy
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781546202462
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Release: 2017-09-12
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This story tells the journey of a woman who longs to take her Heavenly ride on The Glory Train. Through many disappointments she must learn lifes lessons in order to live a fulfilled life and become a servant of God before her long awaited ride to Heaven.

The Glory Game

The Glory Game
Author: Hunter Davies
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781780570112
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Release: 2011-04-22
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When the first edition of The Glory Game was published in 1972, it was instantly hailed as the most insightful book about the life of a football club ever published. Hunter Davies was, and still is, the only author ever to be allowed into the inner sanctum of a top-level football team (Tottenham Hotspur) and his pen spared nothing and no one. 'His accuracy is sufficiently uncanny to be embarrassing,' wrote Bob Wilson in the New Statesman. 'Brilliant, vicious, unmerciful,' wrote The Sun. Davies spent a whole season with the team, training with them, visiting the players' homes and witnessing the dressing-room confrontations. In the modern era of painstaking media management and tight security, no sportswriter will ever again be granted such unprecedented access. While some features of the game have changed beyond all recognition - notably the all-consuming role that money now plays - inside every club the dramas and tensions revealed by Davies remain, making the book a timeless classic and securing its position as one of the best books about football ever written.

The Glory of His Life

The Glory of His Life
Author: Watchman Nee
Pages: 117
ISBN: 9780935008180
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Release: 1976-06-01
Editor: Christian Fellowship Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume consists of messages culled from many given by Watchman Nee which enable us to see some of the manifold aspects of the glory of the life of Christ in us.

Writing in the Glory

Writing in the Glory
Author: Jennifer A. Miskov
Pages: 124
ISBN: 0984237046
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Release: 2015-10-22
Editor: Silver to Gold
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Writing in the Glory is sure to inspire you with courage to birth the message God has placed inside you. I pray that as you read Writing in the Glory, you are overshadowed by the Holy Spirit, marked by the love of Jesus, and inspired to not only release the message inside of you but also to become that living message to the world." -Heidi Baker, Ph.D., Founding Director of Iris Global Do you have a message in your heart but don't know where to start? Do you want to write a book that will impact generations? Writing in the Glory will take you on a journey to help you find your voice and live from your heart. By doing the exercises in Writing in the Glory, you will be activated to begin the process of writing your first book. You will also learn practical tips on - Writing in the anointing - Becoming the message - Knowing yourself as an author - Setting goals - Learning how to structure your writing project - Refining your focus - Understanding the difference between self-publishing and formal publishing - How to overcome writer's block - Preparing a book proposal and much more! There are people calling out to God even now to receive the message you carry. You were born to release this masterpiece. Now is your time. Write on!