Three Wise Men

Three Wise Men
Author: Beau Wise,Tom Sileo
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250253453
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Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Beau Wise and Tom Sileo comes Three Wise Men, an incredible memoir of family, service and sacrifice by a Marine who lost both his brothers in combat--becoming the only "Sole Survivor" during the war in Afghanistan. Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, three brothers by blood became brothers in arms when each volunteered to defend their country. No military family has sacrificed more during the ensuing war, which has become the longest ever fought by America’s armed forces. While serving in Afghanistan, US Navy SEAL veteran and CIA contractor Jeremy Wise was killed in an al Qaeda suicide bombing that devastated the US intelligence community. Less than three years later, US Army Green Beret sniper Ben Wise was fatally wounded after volunteering for a dangerous assignment during a firefight with the Taliban. Ben was posthumously awarded the Silver Star, while Jeremy received the Intelligence Star—one of the rarest awards bestowed by the U.S. government—and also a star on the CIA’s Memorial Wall. United States Marine Corps combat veteran Beau Wise is the only known American service member to be pulled from the battlefield after losing two brothers in Afghanistan. Told in Beau’s voice, Three Wise Men is an American family’s historic true story of service and sacrifice.

The Wise Men

The Wise Men
Author: Walter Isaacson,Evan Thomas
Pages: 864
ISBN: 9780684837710
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Release: 1997-06-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A captivating blend of personal biography and public drama, The Wise Men introduces the original best and brightest, leaders whose outsized personalities and actions brought order to postwar chaos: Averell Harriman, the freewheeling diplomat and Roosevelt's special envoy to Churchill and Stalin; Dean Acheson, the secretary of state who was more responsible for the Truman Doctrine than Truman and for the Marshall Plan than General Marshall; George Kennan, self-cast outsider and intellectual darling of the Washington elite; Robert Lovett, assistant secretary of war, undersecretary of state, and secretary of defense throughout the formative years of the Cold War; John McCloy, one of the nation's most influential private citizens; and Charles Bohlen, adroit diplomat and ambassador to the Soviet Union.

Mystery of the Magi

Mystery of the Magi
Author: Dwight Longenecker
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781621576563
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Release: 2017-11-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The perfect Christmas gift for anyone interested in the historical background behind the birth of Jesus of Nazareth." — Robert J. Hutchinson, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible, The Dawn of Christianity, and Searching for Jesus. "Utterly refreshing and encouraging." — Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Martin Luther "The best book I know about the Magi." — Sir Colin John Humphreys, Ph.D., author of The Mystery of the Last Supper Modern biblical scholars tend to dismiss the Christmas story of the “wise men from the East” as pious legend. Matthew’s gospel offers few details, but imaginative Christians filled out the story early on, giving us the three kings guided by a magical star who join the adoring shepherds in every Christmas crèche. For many scholars, then, there is no reason to take the gospel story seriously. But are they right? Are the wise men no more than a poetic fancy? In an astonishing feat of detective work, Dwight Longenecker makes a powerful case that the visit of the Magi to Bethlehem really happened. Piecing together the evidence from biblical studies, history, archeology, and astronomy, he goes further, uncovering where they came from, why they came, and what might have happened to them after eluding the murderous King Herod. In the process, he provides a new and fascinating view of the time and place in which Jesus Christ chose to enter the world. The evidence is clear and compelling. The mysterious Magi from the East were in all likelihood astrologers and counselors from the court of the Nabatean king at Petra, where the Hebrew messianic prophecies were well known. The “star” that inspired their journey was a particular planetary alignment—confirmed by computer models—that in the astrological lore of the time portended the birth of a Jewish king. The visitors whose arrival troubled Herod “and all Jerusalem with him” may not have been the turbaned oriental kings of the Christmas carol, but they were real, and by demonstrating that the wise men were no fairy tale, Mystery of the Magi demands a new level of respect for the historical claims of the gospel.

The Story of the Three Wise Kings

The Story of the Three Wise Kings
Author: Tomie dePaola
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781534466524
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Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tomie dePaola’s beloved 1983 classic returns to print just in time for the holiday season! Three wise men of the East, having seen a new star symbolizing the birth of a great king, follow the star to Bethlehem where they present gifts to the newborn Jesus. This beautiful rendition of the well-known tale is sure to delight young readers.

Three Wise Men from the East

Three Wise Men from the East
Author: Patrick Whitworth
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781908381088
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Release: 2017-05-01
Editor: Sacristy Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this work, Patrick Whitworth explores the writings of Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory Nazianzen and shares their understanding of the purpose and scope of theology.

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.

Dagger 22

Dagger 22
Author: Michael Golembesky
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250082978
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Release: 2016-09-20
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The sequel to New York Times bestseller Level Zero Heroes Level Zero Heroes, Michael Golembesky's bestselling account of Marine Special Operations Team 8222 in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan, was just the beginning for these now battle-hardened special operations warriors. The unforgiving Afghan winter has settled upon the 22 men of Marine Special Operations Team 8222, callsign Dagger 22, in the remote and hostile river valley of Bala Murghab, Afghanistan. The Taliban fighters in the region would have liked nothing more than to once again go dormant and rest until the new spring fighting season began. No chance of that—this winter would be different. Along with Afghan and International Security Forces (NATO), the Marines of Dagger 22 continued their fight throughout the harsh winter to shape the battlefield before the Afghan ground began to thaw. From one firefight to the next, the noose began to tighten around the village of Daneh Pasab and the Taliban command cell operating there. On April 6, 2010, a ground force consisting of U.S. Army Special Forces, Afghan Commandos and Marine Corps special operations conducted a night assault to destroy the heavily entrenched Taliban force, breaking their grip on the valley and stopping the spring offensive before it even began. But nothing in Bala Murghab comes easily as combat operations wear on the operators of Dagger 22 as they lean on each other once again in order to complete their mission in one of the most brutal environments on earth.

Three Wise Men of the East

Three Wise Men of the East
Author: Elizabeth Bisland
Pages: 292
ISBN: 1469644304
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Release: 2018-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author's wide travel in the Orient and her study of all available resources have combined to produce the three fascinating stories told here--the lives of three oriental geniuses: Shah Jahan, artist-emperor of India; Chien Lung, Manchu emperor of China; and Hideyoshi, a delightful parvenu and unselfish patriot of Japan. The author demonstrates great sensitivity to the distinguishing national characteristics and inner spirit of the countries themselves. Originally published in 1930. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

8 Seconds of Courage

8 Seconds of Courage
Author: Flo Groberg,Tom Sileo
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781501165887
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Release: 2017-11-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the author's childhood relocation from France to the U.S., where as a naturalized citizen he joined the military and served multiple tours in Afghanistan before he was wounded while protecting his patrol from a suicide bomber.

Level Zero Heroes

Level Zero Heroes
Author: Michael Golembesky,John R. Bruning
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250030412
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times Best seller! In Level Zero Heroes, Michael Golembesky follows the members of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8222 on their assignment to the remote and isolated Taliban stronghold known as Bala Murghab as they conduct special operations in an effort to break the Taliban's grip on the Valley. What started out as a routine mission changed when two 82nd Airborne Paratroopers tragically drowned in the Bala Murghab River while trying to retrieve vital supplies from an air drop that had gone terribly wrong. In this one moment, the focus and purpose of the friendly forces at Forward Operating Base Todd, where Team 8222 was assigned, was forever altered as a massive clearing operation was initiated to break the Taliban's stranglehold on the valley and recover the bodies. From close-quarters firefights in Afghan villages to capturing key-terrain from the Taliban in the unforgiving Afghan winter, this intense and personal story depicts the brave actions and sacrifices of MSOT 8222. Readers will understand the hopelessness of being pinned down under a hail of enemy gunfire and the quake of the earth as a 2000 lb. guided bomb levels a fortified Taliban fighting position. A powerful and moving story of Marine Operators doing what they do best, Level Zero Heroes brings to life the mission of these selected few that fought side-by-side in Afghanistan, in a narrative as action-packed and emotional as anything to emerge from the Special Operations community contribution to the Afghan War.

The Triple Agent

The Triple Agent
Author: Joby Warrick
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780307742315
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Release: 2012
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Pulitzer Prize-winning intelligence reporter presents a narrative account of a mysterious Jordanian agent that describes how he infiltrated both al-Qaeda and the CIA before killing himself and seven CIA operatives in a suicide bombing, an event that revealed sobering agency weaknesses. Reprint.

Brothers Forever

Brothers Forever
Author: Tom Sileo,Tom Manion
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780306822384
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Release: 2014-05-13
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Four weeks after Navy SEALs had killed Osama bin Laden, President Obama stood in Arlington National Cemetery to deliver his Memorial Day address. He extolled the heroism and sacrifice of the two men buried side by side in the graves before him: Travis Manion, a fallen US Marine, and Brendan Looney, a fallen US Navy SEAL. Although they were killed three years apart, one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, these two former roommates and best friends were now buried together—“brothers forever.” Award-winning journalist Tom Sileo and Travis's father, Colonel Tom Manion, USMCR (Ret.), tell the intimate and personal story of how these Naval Academy roommates defined a generation's sacrifice in Afghanistan and Iraq. From Travis's incredible bravery on the streets of Fallujah to Brendan's anguished SEAL training in the wake of his friend's death and later acts of heroism in the mountains of Afghanistan, Brothers Forever is a remarkable story of war and friendship.

The Three Wise Men

The Three Wise Men
Author: Loek Koopmans
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1782501355
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Release: 2014-09-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Long, long ago, a very special star appeared in the night sky. It shone more brightly than all the other stars. Three wise men called Melchior, Casper and Balthasar decide to journey west, following the star to a very special destination.

The Story of the Other Wise Man

The Story of the Other Wise Man
Author: Henry Van Dyke
Pages: 70
ISBN: NYPL:33433076047798
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Release: 1895
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Christmas Horse and the Three Wise Men

The Christmas Horse and the Three Wise Men
Author: Isabelle Brent
Pages: 28
ISBN: 1937786617
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Release: 2016-10-07
Editor: Wisdom Tales
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this charming story, narrated by Safanad the Christmas horse, award-winning author Isabelle Brent s stunning illustrations bring the magical wonder of Christmas to life. Join the animals as they transport the three wise men across snow-capped mountains, swift rivers, and hot deserts to reach the peaceful stable where baby Jesus lies. Verses from the Gospel help to tell the story. Also included in the illustrations are birds connected through legend with the life of Christ."

Three Wise Cats

Three Wise Cats
Author: Harold Konstantelos,Terri Jenkins-Brady
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781101149089
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Release: 2009-11-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The old Siamese Ptolemy was alongside his master when a star of unusual brightness was seen in the heavens, indicating an event of momentous significance, and leading to a great quest. Ptolemy must watch over his frail master, so he sends three young cats to journey in his place and to fulfill the prophecy: The three finding the one. *Abishag, a sturdy reliable cat who has never shirked her duty. *Kezia, a beautiful young tabby, delicate and a bit vain, but of good heart. *And Ira, younger and bolder than the others, with a temper. Accompanying them is a fourth traveler—the rat Asmodeus, who can hear of no glorious thing without wanting to spoil it. Together, the unlikely band will cover many miles and have many dangerous adventures. And finally they will arrive in a far land, where the star bends close to the earth over a humble stable…

THE THREE WISE MEN

THE THREE WISE MEN
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781855845374
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Release: 2017-10-23
Editor: Rudolf Steiner Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

‘Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying: “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him.”’ These words begin a story that will be familiar to many, whether from images on Christmas cards or school nativity plays, or more directly from Christian teaching. As often with images associated with Christmas, they have the power to evoke all kinds of feelings, from joy and hope to sorrow and doubt. But what do we really know of the birth of Jesus, and who were the mysterious wise men that are reported to have visited him? In this freshly-collated anthology of Rudolf Steiner’s lectures, complemented with illuminating commentary by editor Margaret Jonas, we are offered solutions to the riddles surrounding Jesus’s birth and the seemingly conflicting accounts within Christian scripture. Could there have been two different births – in other words, two infants, both named Jesus, born to two sets of parents? From the mystery of the birth, we are led to a study of the three wise men – who are mentioned in only one of the four Gospel accounts. Who were they, what was their teaching, and what was the meaning of the star they followed? And, why did they offer gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the baby Jesus? The Three Wise Men offers solutions to the enigma of the identity and spiritual backgrounds of these magisterial figures and also provides suggestions as to their possible future roles in the drama of human development. Featuring colour images, this original, thought-provoking book is a wonderful gift for anyone seeking to understand the birth of Jesus and the wise men from the East.

The Wise Men Journey Searching for the King

The Wise Men Journey Searching for the King
Author: Lynette Meintjes,Emily vandenHeever
Pages: 92
ISBN: 9781973627623
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Release: 2018-06-25
Editor: WestBow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Wise Men Journey is an invitation to guide your family, for twenty-five days, in discovering the hidden treasures in the Word of God. John 1:9 says: The One who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. How incredibly amazing, to know that the King of Heaven came into the world so that you can know Him because you are valuable in His eyes. Love came down from Heaven at Christmas, to find His resting place in the hearts of all mankind. This is a Christmas love story you dont want to miss. Through creative story telling of the Christmas Bible story, short devotions for interaction and prayer, you can guide your family on a joyful journey filled with new excitement. Join the wise men every evening as a family on this twenty-five-day journey, searching for The King.

Revelation of the Magi

Revelation of the Magi
Author: Brent Landau
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0062020234
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Release: 2010-11-02
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Astonishing, delightful, and theologically sophisticated.” —Marvin Meyer, Griset Professor of Religious Studies, Chapman University Theologian Brent Landau presents the ancient account of Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar, the three “wise men” who journeyed to Bethlehem to greet the birth of Jesus. The Revelation of the Magi offers the first-ever English translation of an ancient Syriac manuscript written in the second to third century after the birth of Christ and safeguarded for generations in the Vatican Library. Following in the footsteps of Elaine Pagels and her exploration of the Gnostic Gospels, including the controversial Gospel of Judas, Landau delivers an invaluable source of information to a world interested in learning more about the Nativity and the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

The Gospel According to Matthew

The Gospel According to Matthew
Author: R. T. France
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0802800637
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Release: 1985
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

R.T. France's study of Matthew's Gospel is a contribution to the Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, a popular commentary designed to help the general Bible reader understand clearly what the text actually says and what it means, without undue recourse to scholarly technicalities.