For the Glory

For the Glory
Author: Duncan Hamilton
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN 10: 0345814584
ISBN 13: 9780345814586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Glory Book Review:

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.

For the Glory

For the Glory
Author: Duncan Hamilton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN 10: 0698170733
ISBN 13: 9780698170735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Glory Book Review:

The untold and inspiring story of Eric Liddell, hero of Chariots of Fire, from his Olympic medal to his missionary work in China to his last, brave years in a Japanese work camp during WWII Many people will remember Eric Liddell as the Olympic gold medalist from the Academy Award winning film Chariots of Fire. Famously, Liddell would not run on Sunday because of his strict observance of the Christian sabbath, and so he did not compete in his signature event, the 100 meters, at the 1924 Paris Olympics. He was the greatest sprinter in the world at the time, and his choice not to run was ridiculed by the British Olympic committee, his fellow athletes, and most of the world press. Yet Liddell triumphed in a new event, winning the 400 meters in Paris. Liddell ran--and lived--for the glory of his God. After winning gold, he dedicated himself to missionary work. He travelled to China to work in a local school and as a missionary. He married and had children there. By the time he could see war on the horizon, Liddell put Florence, his pregnant wife, and children on a boat to Canada, while he stayed behind, his conscience compelling him to stay among the Chinese. He and thousands of other westerners were eventually interned at a Japanese work camp. Once imprisoned, Liddell did what he was born to do, practice his faith and his sport. He became the moral center of an unbearable world. He was the hardest worker in the camp, he counseled many of the other prisoners, he gave up his own meager portion of meals many days, and he organized games for the children there. He even raced again. For his ailing, malnourished body, it was all too much. Liddell died of a brain tumor just before the end of the war. His passing was mourned around the world, and his story still inspires. 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.

For the Glory

For the Glory
Author: Duncan Hamilton
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2016-05-12
ISBN 10: 1473508894
ISBN 13: 9781473508897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Glory Book Review:

‘Eric Liddell deserves a definitive biography. This is it.’ Sunday Times, Books of the Year Faster. Higher. Stronger. No one has embodied the ideals of the Olympic movement quite like Eric Liddell, star of the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire. After refusing to compete on religious principle in the event in which he was favourite, the 100 metres, at the 1924 Games in Paris, Liddell won an astonishing gold medal in the 400 metres. But instead of pursuing a path of global fame and fortune, he chose to follow his calling as a missionary in the country of his birth, China, a land which then fell under the iron grip of a brutal Japanese army. Liddell became the inspirational leader of the work camp in which he, like many thousands, was interned, and For the Glory is the full story of his life, of his family, of his fellow prisoners and the terrible hardships and atrocities they experienced in the Far East. This is the tale of a sporting icon, a man of honour and principle who paid the ultimate sacrifice while becoming the moral centre of an otherwise unbearable world.

The Glory of the Empire

The Glory of the Empire
Author: Jean D'Ormesson
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 1590179668
ISBN 13: 9781590179666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glory of the Empire Book Review:

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.

The Glory

The Glory
Author: Lauren St John
Publsiher: Orion Children's Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-03-05
ISBN 10: 1444012770
ISBN 13: 9781444012774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glory Book Review:

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...

The Power and the Glory

The Power and the Glory
Author: Graham Greene,John Updike
Publsiher: Perfection Learning
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2003-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780812418583
ISBN 13: 0812418581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power and the Glory Book Review:

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

Oh the Glory of It All

Oh the Glory of It All
Author: Sean Wilsey
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2006-04-25
ISBN 10: 1101201134
ISBN 13: 9781101201138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oh the Glory of It All Book Review:

"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.

Glory Carriers

Glory Carriers
Author: Jennifer Eivaz
Publsiher: Chosen Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 149341738X
ISBN 13: 9781493417384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glory Carriers Book Review:

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 Light and the Glory

The Light and the Glory
Author: Peter Marshall,David Manuel
Publsiher: Revell
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2009-03-01
ISBN 10: 0800732715
ISBN 13: 9780800732714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Light and the Glory Book Review:

Now revised and expanded for the first time in more than thirty years, this classic will now be available for a new generation of readers.

The Folly and the Glory

The Folly and the Glory
Author: Tim Weiner
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 1627790861
ISBN 13: 9781627790864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Folly and the Glory Book Review:

From Tim Weiner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, an urgent and gripping account of the 75-year battle between the US and Russia that led to the election and impeachment of an American president. With vivid storytelling and riveting insider accounts, Weiner traces the roots of political warfare – the conflict America and Russia have waged with espionage, sabotage, diplomacy and disinformation – from 1945 until 2020. America won the cold war, but Russia is winning today. Vladimir Putin helped to put his chosen candidate in the White House with a covert campaign that continues to this moment. Putin’s Russia has revived Soviet-era intelligence operations gaining ever more potent information from—and influence over—the American people and government. Yet the US has put little power into its defense. This has put American democracy in peril. Weiner takes us behind closed doors, illuminating Russian and American intelligence operations and their consequences. To get to the heart of what is at stake and find potential solutions, he examines long-running 20th century CIA operations, the global political machinations of the Soviet KGB around the world, the erosion of American political warfare after the Cold War, and how 21st century Russia has kept the cold war alive. The Folly and the Glory is an urgent call to our leaders and citizens to understand the nature of political warfare – and to change course before it’s too late.

Preparing for the Glory

Preparing for the Glory
Author: John Arnott,Carol Arnott
Publsiher: Destiny Image Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-01-16
ISBN 10: 0768417880
ISBN 13: 9780768417883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preparing for the Glory Book Review:

A fresh move of God is on the horizon! In the midst of fear, conflict, and unrest, a great Kingdom light is piercing through the darkness. Since the Day of Pentecost, this light of Holy Spirit outpouring has been increasing in brightness and will soon break forth in an unprecedented outpouring of supernatural glory. Are you prepared for what God wants to release in these last days? Preparing for the Glory is a groundbreaking new work from John and Carol Arnott that shares practical keys, gleaned from over 20 years of leading a global revival movement, that will position you to expect and experience this new move of God! Learn how to: Stay hungry for God by maintaining a passionate desire to encounter His presence, no matter how spiritually dry or distant you feel. Press in for deeper experiences with the Spirit by “feeding” yourself on supernatural testimonies of God’s work. Embrace the fear of the Lord—the key that will unlock an increase of glory manifestations, unusual miracles, and Holy Spirit fire. Prepare your life to be a resting place for the Holy Spirit in this historic hour of glory, presence, and miracles! “I believe that God will use the book to ignite the hearts of countless numbers of believers.” –BILL JOHNSON, senior leader of Bethel Church “What John and Carol share is not revival theory, it’s revival fact. What they did to position themselves for ‘more of God,’ you can do too.” –RANDY CLARK, founder of Global Awakening "John and Carol are the perfect people to share with us about what it looks like and what it feels like to see revival—both how to prepare and how to respond." –Heidi Baker, founder of Iris Global "John and Carol Arnott will go down as two of the most extraordinary servants of God in the history of the Christian church. If Jesus tarries, historians will record the phenomenon that took place in the Toronto Vineyard Fellowship in 1994 as the beginning of an outpouring of the Holy Spirit that literally swept the entire globe." –R.T. Kendall

For the Glory of God

For the Glory of God
Author: Daniel I. Block
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-08-12
ISBN 10: 1441245634
ISBN 13: 9781441245632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Glory of God Book Review:

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.

Go for the Glory

Go for the Glory
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publsiher: Bethany House Pub
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9781556612183
ISBN 13: 1556612184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Go for the Glory Book Review:

After a string of wins, Trish breaks her arm, and since the horse Trish and her father have entered in both the Santa Anita Derby and the Kentucky Derby won't tolerate another rider, it seems that they're going to miss the greatest opportunity of their li

The Glory of Grace

The Glory of Grace
Author: Lewis Allen,Tim Chester
Publsiher: Banner of Truth
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN 10: 9781848718340
ISBN 13: 1848718349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glory of Grace Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780691114361
ISBN 13: 0691114366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Glory of God Book Review:

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 Woman Is the Glory of the Man

The Woman Is the Glory of the Man
Author: George Davis
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2012-07
ISBN 10: 1449757480
ISBN 13: 9781449757489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Is the Glory of the Man Book Review:

Are we years away from the end of time, or perhaps months? The prophetic signs of this world clearly indicate the second coming of Christ. As in the days of Noah, the marriages of the day are an indicator of this event. When God created the marriage institution, He installed spiritual roles for the man and woman. When these "roles" would reverse themselves, intervention from God always followed. This has been an established pattern all through the Bible. It first manifested with Adam and Eve in the garden. It followed the downfall of the sons of God right before the flood. And it brought judgment to Solomon shortly after he began to worship the gods of his wives. The New Testament is full of warnings to the churches about following the spiritual authority given to the man and woman. These warnings are basically ignored today. The marriage relationship, when spiritually understood, clearly prophesies that we will experience the end times during our lifetime.

For the Glory of God

For the Glory of God
Author: Rodney Stark
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN 10: 1400866804
ISBN 13: 9781400866809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Glory of God Book Review:

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 Cup and the Glory

The Cup and the Glory
Author: Greg Harris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780977226214
ISBN 13: 0977226212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cup and the Glory Book Review:

In The Cup and the Glory, Greg Harris unlocks the Scripture and opens the doorway into his personal experience of suffering so we see more clearly that we can trust God with our lives.

The Glory of Life

The Glory of Life
Author: Michael Kumpfmüller
Publsiher: Haus Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-04-15
ISBN 10: 1908323558
ISBN 13: 9781908323552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glory of Life Book Review:

The aftermath of Franz Kafka’s love affair with Dora Diamant is legend: refusing to honor his instructions to destroy his work when he died, Diamant saved Kafka’s writings and letters that were in her possession. These were later taken by the Nazis and are still being sought today. Her importance for Kafka’s literary legacy makes their all-too-brief relationship even more intriguing. Set over the course of his last year, The Glory of Life is compelling fictional re-imagining of this fragile, tender romance. In July 1923, Kafka is convalescing by the Baltic Sea when he meets Diamant and they fall in love. He is forty years old and dying of tuberculosis; she is twenty-five and seems to him the essence of life. After a tentative first meeting, the indecisive Kafka moves with Diamant to Berlin, a city in the throes of political upheaval, rising anti-Semitism, and the turmoil of Weimar-era hyperinflation. As his tuberculosis advances, they are forced to leave the city for the Kierling Sanatorium near Vienna, a move that threatens the paradise they have created. The first of Kumpfmüller’s novels to appear in English after his acclaimed The Adventures of a Bed Salesman, The Glory of Life is a meticulously researched and poignant portrait of one of the most enduring authors in world literature. Beautifully crafted, this book is an evocative rumination on the power of love and friendship.

The Glory and the Burden

The Glory and the Burden
Author: Robert Schmuhl
Publsiher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-09-15
ISBN 10: 0268106762
ISBN 13: 9780268106768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glory and the Burden Book Review:

The Glory and the Burden: The American Presidency from FDR to Trump is a timely examination of the state of the American presidency and the forces that have shaped it over the past seventy-five years, with an emphasis on the dramatic changes that have taken place within the institution and to the individuals occupying the Oval Office. In this fascinating book, Robert Schmuhl traces the evolution of the modern presidency back to the terms of Franklin Roosevelt, maintaining that FDR’s White House years had a profound impact on the office, resulting in significant changes to the job and to those who have performed it since. Specifically, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, limiting a president to two terms, has largely redefined each administration’s agenda. News sources and social media have also grown exponentially, exercising influence over the conduct of presidents and affecting the consequences of their behavior. Schmuhl examines the presidency as an institution and the presidents as individuals from several different perspectives. He identifies recent trends in the office and probes the relationship between the White House and various forms of contemporary media. This book is an engrossing read for a general audience, particularly those with an interest in politics, American history, journalism, and communications.