The Light of the World

The Light of the World
Author: Elizabeth Alexander
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781455599851
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Release: 2015-04-21
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A deeply resonant memoir for anyone who has loved and lost, from acclaimed poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander. In The Light of the World, Elizabeth Alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband. Channeling her poetic sensibilities into a rich, lucid price, Alexander tells a love story that is, itself, a story of loss. As she reflects on the beauty of her married life, the trauma resulting from her husband's death, and the solace found in caring for her two teenage sons, Alexander universalizes a very personal quest for meaning and acceptance in the wake of loss. The Light of the World is at once an endlessly compelling memoir and a deeply felt meditation on the blessings of love, family, art, and community. It is also a lyrical celebration of a life well-lived and a paean to the priceless gift of human companionship. For those who have loved and lost, or for anyone who cares what matters most, The Light of the World is required reading.

The Light of the World

The Light of the World
Author: Elizabeth Alexander
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1455599867
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Release: 2016-09-06
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"PULITZER PRIZE IN LETTERS: BIOGRAPHY FINALIST""NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRLE AWARDS AUTOBIOGRAPHY FINALIST" New York Times BestsellerFirst Lady Michelle Obama's Favorite Book of 2015A New Yorker, NPR, Boston Globe, Publisher's Weekly, Newsday, Library Journal, People.com, Shelf Awareness, The Root, and St. Louis Dispact Best Book of 2015 PickNew York Times Book Review Editor's ChoiceAn Amazon's Best Book of the Month, April 2015IndieBound Indie Next #1 Pick, May 2015 A deeply resonant memoir for anyone who has loved and lost, from acclaimed poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander. In THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Elizabeth Alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband. Channeling her poetic sensibilities into a rich, lucid price, Alexander tells a love story that is, itself, a story of loss. As she reflects on the beauty of her married life, the trauma resulting from her husband's death, and the solace found in caring for her two teenage sons, Alexander universalizes a very personal quest for meaning and acceptance in the wake of loss. THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD is at once an endlessly compelling memoir and a deeply felt meditation on the blessings of love, family, art, and community. It is also a lyrical celebration of a life well-lived and a paean to the priceless gift of human companionship. For those who have loved and lost, or for anyone who cares what matters most, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD is required reading.

The Light of the World

The Light of the World
Author: Elizabeth Alexander
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781455599851
Available:
Release: 2015-04-21
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A deeply resonant memoir for anyone who has loved and lost, from acclaimed poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander. In The Light of the World, Elizabeth Alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband. Channeling her poetic sensibilities into a rich, lucid price, Alexander tells a love story that is, itself, a story of loss. As she reflects on the beauty of her married life, the trauma resulting from her husband's death, and the solace found in caring for her two teenage sons, Alexander universalizes a very personal quest for meaning and acceptance in the wake of loss. The Light of the World is at once an endlessly compelling memoir and a deeply felt meditation on the blessings of love, family, art, and community. It is also a lyrical celebration of a life well-lived and a paean to the priceless gift of human companionship. For those who have loved and lost, or for anyone who cares what matters most, The Light of the World is required reading.

Light of the World

Light of the World
Author: James Lee Burke
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781476710785
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Release: 2013-07-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dave Robicheaux battles the most diabolical villain he has ever faced in this atmospheric thriller. Sadist and serial killer Asa Surrette narrowly escaped the death penalty for the string of heinous murders he committed while capital punishment was outlawed in Kansas. But following a series of damning articles written by Dave Robicheaux’s daughter Alafair, Surrette escapes from a prison transport van and heads to Montana, where an unsuspecting Dave—along with Alafair; Dave’s wife, Molly; Dave’s faithful partner Clete; and Clete’s newfound daughter, Gretchen Horowitz—have come to take in the sweet summer air. Surrette may be even worse than Dave’s old enemy Legion Guidry, a man Dave suspected might very well be the devil incarnate. But before Dave can stop Surrette from harming those he loves most, he’ll have to do battle with Love Younger, an enigmatic petrochemical magnate seeking to build an oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas, and Wyatt Dixon, a rodeo clown with a dark past whom Burke fans will recall from his Billy Bob Holland novels. Drawing on real events that took place in Wichita, Kansas, over a twenty-year span, Light of the World “reaffirms Robicheaux’s status as one of the most successfully sustained creations in contemporary crime fiction” (The Washington Post Book World).

The Light of the World

The Light of the World
Author: Katherine Paterson,François Roca
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0545011728
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Release: 2008-01-01
Editor: Arthur a Levine
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Retells the story of Jesus, from his birth, through his years of ministry, to his death and resurrection.

Light of the World

Light of the World
Author: Benedict XVI
Pages: 219
ISBN: 0977569942
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Release: 2012-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Light of the World

Light of the World
Author: Amy-Jill Levine
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781501884368
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Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Abingdon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. Join her as she traces the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. These stories open conversations around connections of the Gospel stories to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, the importance of Mary’s visitation and the revolutionary implications of Mary’s Magnificat, the census and the stable, and the star of Bethlehem and the flight to Egypt. The book provides a rich and challenging learning experience for small groups and individual readers alike. As part of a larger four-week study that is perfect for Advent, it includes a DVD and a comprehensive leader guide.

Ancient Egypt the Light of the World

Ancient Egypt  the Light of the World
Author: Gerald Massey
Pages: 944
ISBN: 0933121318
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Release: 1992
Editor: Black Classic Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gerald Massay was one of the first Egyptologists in modern times to realize that with the final eclipse of the incredibly old Land of Kam (a.k.a ancient Egypt), a light had been extinguished in world civilization. He was a man of protean interests and concerns - at once a poet, socialist, Shakespearean scholar, mythographer and Egyptologist. Part of his genius was the ability to look truth in the face and not flinch. Massey did in the cultural domain what modern paleontologists have done in the anthropological: pinpoint Africa as the crucible of humanity's story. In the first volume of Ancient Egypt, Massey was primarily concerned with elaborating how the first humans emergine in Africa created thought. What had been evident to him from the outset was that the myths, rituals and religions of ancient Egypt - or Old Kam - had preserved virtually intact a record of the psychomythic evolution of humanity. In the second volume, Massey examines the celestial phenomenon known as the Precession of the Equinoxes. He believed only by understanding this phenomenon was it possible to fathom Nile Valley history. He provides the reader with extensive detail on the interconnection of the two. The last half of the second volume is devoted to the Kamite sources of Christianity. Massey demonstrated the manner in which New Testament Christianity evolved directly out of the Osirian mysteries. Massey pioneered the effort the connect Old Kamite thought to its origin in Africa's antiquity. His conclusions, which are constantly being verified, showed that Kamite thought was the direct progenitor to the philosophy, metaphysics, religion and science that eventually shaped Western cvilization. -- from back cover.

When the Light of the World Was Subdued Our Songs Came Through A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry

When the Light of the World Was Subdued  Our Songs Came Through  A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry
Author: Joy Harjo
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780393356816
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Release: 2020-08-25
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo gathers the work of more than 160 poets, representing nearly 100 indigenous nations, into the first historically comprehensive Native poetry anthology. This landmark anthology celebrates the indigenous peoples of North America, the first poets of this country, whose literary traditions stretch back centuries. Opening with a blessing from Pulitzer Prize–winner N. Scott Momaday, the book contains powerful introductions from contributing editors who represent the five geographically organized sections. Each section begins with a poem from traditional oral literatures and closes with emerging poets, ranging from Eleazar, a seventeenth-century Native student at Harvard, to Jake Skeets, a young Diné poet born in 1991, and including renowned writers such as Luci Tapahanso, Natalie Diaz, Layli Long Soldier, and Ray Young Bear. When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through offers the extraordinary sweep of Native literature, without which no study of American poetry is complete.

The Light at the Bottom of the World

The Light at the Bottom of the World
Author: London Shah
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781368044530
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Release: 2019-10-04
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From debut author London Shah, comes a thrilling futuristic Sci-Fi mystery perfect for fans of Illuminae and These Broken Stars. In the last days of the twenty-first century, sea creatures swim through the ruins of London. Trapped in the abyss, humankind wavers between hope and fear of what lurks in the depths around them, and hope that they might one day find a way back to the surface. When sixteen-year-old submersible racer Leyla McQueen is chosen to participate in the city's prestigious annual marathon, she sees an opportunity to save her father, who has been arrested on false charges. The Prime Minister promises the champion whatever their heart desires. But the race takes an unexpected turn, forcing Leyla to make an impossible choice. Now she must brave unfathomable waters and defy a corrupt government determined to keep its secrets, all the while dealing with a guarded, hotheaded companion she never asked for in the first place. If Leyla fails to discover the truths at the heart of her world, or falls prey to her own fears, she risks capture-or worse. And her father will be lost to her forever.

Light at the Edge of the World

Light at the Edge of the World
Author: Wade Davis
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1926706897
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Release: 2009-12-01
Editor: D & M Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For more than 30 years, renowned anthropologist Wade Davis has traveled the globe, studying the mysteries of sacred plants and celebrating the world’s traditional cultures. His passion as an ethnobotanist has brought him to the very center of indigenous life in places as remote and diverse as the Canadian Arctic, the deserts of North Africa, the rain forests of Borneo, the mountains of Tibet, and the surreal cultural landscape of Haiti. In Light at the Edge of the World, Davis explores the idea that these distinct cultures represent unique visions of life itself and have much to teach the rest of the world about different ways of living and thinking. As he investigates the dark undercurrents tearing people from their past and propelling them into an uncertain future, Davis reiterates that the threats faced by indigenous cultures endanger and diminish all cultures.

The Light of the World

The Light of the World
Author: Joseph ibn Nahmias
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780520963030
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Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book contains an edition—with an extensive introduction, translation and commentary—of The Light of the World, a text on theoretical astronomy by Joseph Ibn Nahmias, composed in Judeo-Arabic around 1400 C.E. in the Iberian Peninsula. As the only text on theoretical astronomy written by a Jew in any variety of Arabic, this work is evidence for a continuing relationship between Jewish and Islamic thought in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. The text’s most lasting effect may have been exerted via its passage to Renaissance Italy, where it influenced scholars at the University of Padua in the early sixteenth century. With its crucial role in the development of European astronomy, as well as the physical sciences under Islam and in Jewish culture, The Light of the World is an important episode in Islamic intellectual history, Jewish civilization, and the history of astronomy.

Ye are the Light of the World

Ye are the Light of the World
Author: Harold B. Lee
Pages: 364
ISBN: UCAL:B4965744
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Release: 1974
Editor: Shadow Mountain
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ye are the light of the world. A city thatis set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put itunder a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto allthat are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.--Matthew 5:14-16President Harold B. Lee was recognized by church members as a dynamic speaker whose love for and understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ was always evident in his actions and words. Ye Are the Light of the World, a companion volume to Stand Ye in Holy Places, brings together more of the powerful sermons and writings of this prophet of God. He speaks about the power of example and the need for the saints to be united in their faith, to do the right things for the right reasons, to always be a light and example to the world. He talks about love, family and the home, with special messages to youth to guide them in their dating and courtship. He gives commonsense advice for parents with special emphasis on keeping the family together through regular family home evenings. He speaks of all aspects of life for active church members, finally bearing powerful testimony to the divinity of the Savior and continuing revelation in the latter days. May all who read this powerful book listen to the wisdom of this beloved leader to continue to stand in holy places and always be a light unto the world.

Christ the Light of the World

Christ  the Light of the World
Author: Thomas Kinkade,Anne Christian Buchanan,Debra Klingsporn
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0785269614
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Release: 1999
Editor: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thirty-one readings help individuals and families prepare for and celebrate Christmas, while Kinkade's glowing art lights up the pages with color, warmth, and nostalgia.

Christian China and the Light of the World

Christian China and the Light of the World
Author: David Wang,Georgina Sam
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781441269058
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Release: 2013-11-01
Editor: Baker Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Light Shines in the Darkness There is more to China's story than its rise as a global economic power. The Holy Spirit has birthed a vibrant, rapidly growing house church movement in China's cities. For years, Christians in the West have heard rumors of house churches in the rural countryside with believers numbering in the tens of millions. Now the underground movement has emerged among China's upwardly mobile, globally connected urbanites--and there will be no turning back! In Christian China and the Light of the World, you'll meet believers serving God's people in the People's Republic of China. Learn about the political, social and economic pressures faced by the urban Chinese church, and find out how you can pray for and support your sisters and brothers in Christ who are following Him no matter the cost. Their true stories of the Holy Spirit's miraculous move across the most populous nation on earth will thrill and inspire you . . . and lead you to worship the Light that darkness cannot overcome.

The Light of the World

The Light of the World
Author: Tim Spiess
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0692300481
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Release: 2014-12-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A unique and fresh work that seeks to present Jesus of Nazareth by his own words as HE intended people to view him and hear him. There are many people who know some facts about "Jesus Christ", but there are very few people who have a good and solid understanding of his person and teachings. For example, did you know that Jesus did not teach that he was a sacrifice for people's sins? As bible religion spreads across the earth like a cancer, fewer and fewer people understand the one who calls himself the Light of the world and the Son of Man. What is Jesus' core message? What claims does he make about himself, and can those claims be trusted? Does Jesus give humanity answers to its problems? You will never be able to know the answer to that question unless you read his words yourself. This work contains his words in the four gospels alone with helpful notes to counter the many contemporary religious beliefs which seek to nullify his simple teachings. If you are a skeptic, be a good skeptic and read his words to make a good judgment - don't rely on others. If it is possible his words and story could have been recorded accurately and preserved - and it is possible - what have you got to lose by listening to him? If you are a physicalist - one who believes the human experience can be satisfactorily explained by molecules and proteins - are you 100% certain that belief best explains your personal human experience? To use a computer as an analogy, the hardware cannot account for, nor did it create, the software. In the same manner, the physical human body cannot account for our sentience, abstract reasoning, nor the moral compass that we posses. If call yourself a christian or believe you are somehow "his", this book might provide some critical information that will significantly change your perspective on his person and teachings. As the 'church' experience get's more and more like regular western entertainment, perhaps you can see the negative trend there and search for answers as to how to escape. Tired of the fast food culture of the western world? Can you see the shallowness and emptiness of the 'please myself as my top principle of life' philosophy? Tired of the un-reasoning culture of much of the eastern world? Hopefully, perhaps even tired of the world? Out of all the 'great works of literature', are not the words, teachings and story of the person who is arguably one of the most influential and controversial figures in history, worth reading and considering? There is a single great adventure that waits for those with eyes to see. Just know, it is not an easy adventure, but rather a very difficult one, but the journey and results are more meaningful and satisfying than the greatest adventures the earth can provide. It all starts with giving Jesus of Nazareth your sincere and undivided attention. May this work - which contains his words, story and teachings - be the beginning of that journey. Enjoy!

Meditations

Meditations
Author: Baha'i Publishing
Pages: 163
ISBN: 1931847568
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Release: 2008
Editor: Baha'i Publishing Trust
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Inspiring, thought-provoking collection of daily meditations from Baha'i scripture, the Bible, the Koran, and other world religions.

The Light of the World

The Light of the World
Author: Ellen Simpson
Pages: 378
ISBN: 3955335070
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Release: 2015-12-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At the back of her grandmother's closet lies a mystery. After her grandmother's death, Eva finds a series of diaries detailing the life of a girl caught up in the magic of the Roaring Twenties. She cannot reconcile the young woman in these diaries with the miserable old woman she loved so fiercely. What happened to change her grandmother so drastically? Eva is desperate to know more about this period in her grandmother's life. What is the light of the world, and who is the mysterious girl that her grandmother fell in love with? Eva starts to investigate the puzzle her grandmother left behind. With the help of a local historian and his enigmatic assistant Olivia, they find a forgotten labyrinth under the city streets. But they are not the only ones down there. Someone else is searching for the light of the world.

The Light of Other Days

The Light of Other Days
Author: Arthur C. Clarke,Stephen Baxter
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781429959629
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Release: 2010-01-11
Editor: Tor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Arthur C. Clarke, the brilliant mind that brought us 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Stephen Baxter, one of the most cogent SF writers of his generation, comes a novel of a day, not so far in the future, when the barriers of time and distance have suddenly turned to glass. When a brilliant, driven industrialist harnesses cutting-edge physics to enable people everywhere, at trivial cost, to see one another at all times—around every corner, through every wall—the result is the sudden and complete abolition of human privacy, forever. Then the same technology proves able to look backward in time as well. The Light of Other Days is a story that will change your view of what it is to be human. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Gospel According to Matthew

The Gospel According to Matthew
Author: Anonim
Pages: 78
ISBN: 0802136168
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Release: 1999
Editor: Canongate U.S.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.