Sea Prayer

Sea Prayer
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 0735236801
ISBN 13: 9780735236806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea Prayer Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES bestseller The #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed responds to the heartbreak of the current refugee crisis with this deeply moving, beautifully illustrated short work of fiction for people of all ages, all over the world. On a moonlit beach, a father cradles his sleeping son as they wait for dawn to break and a boat to arrive. He speaks to his boy of the long summers of his childhood, recalling his grandfather's house in Syria, the stirring of olive trees in the breeze, the bleating of his grandmother's goat, the clanking of the cooking pots. And he remembers, too, the bustling city of Homs, with its crowded lanes, its mosque and grand souk, in the days before the sky spat bombs and they had to flee. When the sun rises, they and those around them will gather their possessions and embark on a perilous sea journey in search of a new home. Khaled Hosseini will donate author proceeds from this book to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and to The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to help fund life-saving relief efforts to help refugees around the globe. To learn more about UNHCR, please visit: unhcr.org/Khaled-hosseini To learn more about The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, please visit: khaledhosseinifoundation.org

Sea Prayer

Sea Prayer
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2018-08-30
ISBN 10: 1526602709
ISBN 13: 9781526602701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea Prayer Book Review:

A Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller A deeply moving, gorgeously illustrated short story for people of all ages from the international bestselling author of The Kite Runner, brought to life by Dan Williams's beautiful illustrations 'The book may be brief, but it is beautiful, poetic – a distillation of his strengths' Sunday Times On a moonlit beach a father cradles his sleeping son as they wait for dawn to break and a boat to arrive. He speaks to his boy of the long summers of his childhood, recalling his grandfather's house in Syria, the stirring of olive trees in the breeze, the bleating of his grandmother's goat, the clanking of her cooking pots. And he remembers, too, the bustling city of Homs with its crowded lanes, its mosque and grand souk, in the days before the sky spat bombs and they had to flee. When the sun rises they and those around them will gather their possessions and embark on a perilous sea journey in search of a new home.

Sea Prayer

Sea Prayer
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 0525541292
ISBN 13: 9780525541295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea Prayer Book Review:

**Please note that this will work best on a color device and will appear in a horizontal format** The #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed responds to the heartbreak of the current refugee crisis with this deeply moving, beautifully illustrated short work of fiction for people of all ages, all over the world. "Intensely moving. . .Powerfully evocative of the plight in which displaced populations find themselves."– Kirkus, STARRED Review "Hosseini's story, aimed at readers of all ages, does not dwell on nightmarish fates; instead, its emotional power flows from the love of a father for his son."– Publishers Weekly, STARRED BOX Review A short, powerful, illustrated book written by beloved novelist Khaled Hosseini in response to the current refugee crisis, Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of their journey. Watching over his sleeping son, the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them. It is also a vivid portrait of their life in Homs, Syria, before the war, and of that city's swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone. Impelled to write this story by the haunting image of young Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed upon the beach in Turkey in September 2015, Hosseini hopes to pay tribute to the millions of families, like Kurdi's, who have been splintered and forced from home by war and persecution, and he will donate author proceeds from this book to the UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) and The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to help fund lifesaving relief efforts to help refugees around the globe. Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read writers in the world, with more than fifty-five million copies of his novels sold worldwide in more than seventy countries. Hosseini is also a Goodwill Envoy to the UNHCR, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

Reaching for Utopia: Making Sense of An Age of Upheaval

Reaching for Utopia: Making Sense of An Age of Upheaval
Author: Jason Cowley
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-09
ISBN 10: 9781784631529
ISBN 13: 1784631523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reaching for Utopia: Making Sense of An Age of Upheaval Book Review:

Reaching for Utopia brings together insightful essays and profiles chronicling the remarkable political and cultural transformations of the last decade - from the fall of Gordon Brown, to the rise of Corbyn and the radical left, to Brexit. Cowley is fascinated by the men and women who are creating the history of our era as well as those who document it. He has met and interviewed nearly all the major political players shaping and changing the way we live today.The book features fascinating, wide-ranging narrative profiles of Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Ed Miliband, Jeremy Corbyn, Alex Salmond, Nigel Farage, David Cameron, George Osborne and Theresa May. Cowley is unusual in having access to party leaders and prime ministers on both the left and right.The book also features penetrating essays on writers such as George Orwell, John le Carré, Kazuo Insiguro, and Ian McEwan, personal essays, an investigation into the so-called Brexit Murder, and a striking conversation with the political philosopher Michael Sandel.Cowley is one of the most influential journalists in Britain. He is notable for being both a political and literary journalist. And he also writes about sport, especially football, and covered the 2006 World Cup in Germany for the Observer.He has been widely credited with transforming the fortunes of the New Statesman, which in 2017 has recorded its highest print circulation for nearly 40 years as well as becoming a major digital title with rapidly growing online profile. According to the European Press Prize, 'Cowley has succeeded in revitalising the New Statesman and re-establishing its position as an influential political and cultural weekly. He has given the New Statesman an edge and a relevance to current affairs it hasn't had for years.'In 2017, at the British Society of Magazine Editors awards, Cowley won the editor of the year award (politics and current affairs) for the third time. In 2018, he launched New Statesman America.

Prayer to Sea

Prayer to Sea
Author: Art Aeon
Publsiher: Aeon Press
Total Pages: 105
Release: 2007-05
ISBN 10: 0968452981
ISBN 13: 9780968452981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-10-10
ISBN 10: 140885256X
ISBN 13: 9781408852569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

And the Mountains Echoed Book Review:

So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one... Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live in the small village of Shadbagh. To Abdullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything. More like a parent than a brother, Abdullah will do anything for her, even trading his only pair of shoes for a feather for her treasured collection. Each night they sleep together in their cot, their skulls touching, their limbs tangled. One day the siblings journey across the desert to Kabul with their father. Pari and Abdullah have no sense of the fate that awaits them there, for the event which unfolds will tear their lives apart; sometimes a finger must be cut to save the hand. Crossing generations and continents, moving from Kabul, to Paris, to San Francisco, to the Greek island of Tinos, Khaled Hosseini writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives, and how the choices we make resonate through history.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2008-09-18
ISBN 10: 074758589X
ISBN 13: 9780747585893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Thousand Splendid Suns Book Review:

A riveting and powerful story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love

Fortis Momentum

Fortis Momentum
Author: Chris Downs
Publsiher: Chris Downs
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2014-06-11
ISBN 10: 1466414081
ISBN 13: 9781466414082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortis Momentum Book Review:

A little white stone of hope for the coming days. Please take it freely and show others the way, the truth, and the life. Revelation 6 and Zechariah.

The Shores of Our Souls

The Shores of Our Souls
Author: Kathryn Brown Ramsperger
Publsiher: TouchPoint Press via PublishDrive
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PKEY:6610000039111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shores of Our Souls Book Review:

Qasim, an Arab Muslim U.N. official fleeing family obligations in 1980s war-torn Lebanon meets Dianna, escaping her rural Southern roots to become a researcher at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Will their love be enough in this war-torn, conflict-weary world? Ramsperger's debut novel gives an entirely new perspective on the controversial conflicts in our hearts and in our history.

Throne Room Prayer

Throne Room Prayer
Author: Brian Simmons,Candice Simmons
Publsiher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 1424557836
ISBN 13: 9781424557837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Throne Room Prayer Book Review:

Your prayers in the throne room live forever. Learn to pray with Jesus, not just to Him. The day will come when each of us will stand before God in His throne room. Many of the prophets from the Bible have seen the throne room and shared their observations with us. The book of Revelation specifically gives us stunning insight into what God’s glorious throne room is all about. Understanding prayer from within the throne room will change how you pray and how you live. Throne Room Prayer will take you into the sea of glass to experience for yourself the beautiful throne of God. Throne Room Prayer is God’s invitation for you to become a prayer partner with Jesus and learn sacred secrets. This book will help you to:Enjoy personal, obligation-free prayer with JesusUnderstand and utilize all types and tools of prayerHear the voice of God and fill your heart with heaven’s plansUse your voice as a magnet to pull His presence to the earthSee heaven’s purposes fulfilled here on earth Throne Room Prayer is a wonderful resource for individuals and groups. Expect your eyes to be opened to see into the spiritual realm all around you. The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Lift up your voice and watch how God changes you through Throne Room Prayer.

Daily Prayer Journal Book

Daily Prayer Journal Book
Author: Sara Blank Book
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2017-09-17
ISBN 10: 9781976469701
ISBN 13: 1976469708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Prayer Journal Book Book Review:

Start writing a prayer journal that will help you be more purposeful in your prayer life. This Journal contain for 120 days that one of thesemethods will assist you in keeping a daily prayer time. In addition, the prayer journal will have space to write: Today's Verse, Lord teach me to, I am thankful for, Prayer Requests. Blank prayer journal to take notes and reflect on your relationship with Christ. Size 8 x 10 Inches.

What Color Is Your Prayer Life

What Color Is Your Prayer Life
Author: Ralph Jones
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN 10: 9781519284778
ISBN 13: 1519284772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Color Is Your Prayer Life Book Review:

This book provides you with the distinct opportunity to tell yourself emphatically whether or not you are praying as God Almighty requires you to pray according to His Holy Word. Before you begin reading, note that this is not a critique of your prayer life. Hopefully, by the end of this reading, you will have determined whether your prayer life is producing God's desires for your life, or you will know if you need to stop at Heaven's prayer shop for a prayer life tune-up. Don't be shy, test-drive your prayer life!

Shakespeare's Common Prayers

Shakespeare's Common Prayers
Author: Daniel Swift
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-10-05
ISBN 10: 0199977038
ISBN 13: 9780199977031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare's Common Prayers Book Review:

Societies and entire nations draw their identities from certain founding documents, whether charters, declarations, or manifestos. The Book of Common Prayer figures as one of the most crucial in the history of the English-speaking peoples. First published in 1549 to make accessible the devotional language of the late Henry the VIII's new church, the prayer book was a work of monumental religious, political, and cultural importance. Within its rituals, prescriptions, proscriptions, and expressions were fought the religious wars of the age of Shakespeare. This diminutive book--continuously reformed and revised--was how that age defined itself. In Shakespeare's Common Prayers, Daniel Swift makes dazzling and original use of this foundational text, employing it as an entry-point into the works of England's most celebrated writer. Though commonly neglected as a source for Shakespeare's work, Swift persuasively and conclusively argues that the Book of Common Prayer was absolutely essential to the playwright. It was in the Book's ambiguities and its fierce contestations that Shakespeare found the ready elements of drama: dispute over words and their practical consequences, hope for sanctification tempered by fear of simple meaninglessness, and the demand for improvised performance as compensation for the failure of language to fulfill its promises. What emerges is nothing less than a portrait of Shakespeare at work: absorbing, manipulating, reforming, and struggling with the explosive chemistry of word and action that comprised early modern liturgy. Swift argues that the Book of Common Prayer mediates between the secular and the devotional, producing a tension that makes Shakespeare's plays so powerful and exceptional. Tracing the prayer book's lines and motions through As You Like It, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Othello, and particularly Macbeth, Swift reveals how the greatest writer of the age--of perhaps any age--was influenced and guided by its most important book.

Prayer and Poetry in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature

Prayer and Poetry in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature
Author: Jeremy Penner,Ken Penner,Cecilia Wassen
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2011-10-28
ISBN 10: 9004215018
ISBN 13: 9789004215016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prayer and Poetry in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature Book Review:

A timely collection of contributions by major scholars in the field of prayer and poetry in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Determinism and Petitionary Prayer in John and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Determinism and Petitionary Prayer in John and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Author: Emmanuel O. Tukasi
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2008-07-08
ISBN 10: 0567033465
ISBN 13: 9780567033468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Determinism and Petitionary Prayer in John and the Dead Sea Scrolls Book Review:

Tukasi explores the theme of the determinism as articulated in the Rule of the Community and the Fourth Gospel with the aim of uncovering the relevance of petitionary prayer within the framework of the determinism of each book. Chapter one sets out the background against which the themes of determinism and petition in 1QS and John should be understood. Chapter two explores the nature of the determinism in the 1QS. The determinism is cosmological, soteriological, and eschatological. Chapter three demonstrates that the contents of the petitions are in harmony with the determinism articulated in 1QS. In our study of the Fourth Gospel, chapter four demonstrates that the determinism in John is concerned with the predestination of certain people who are designated as "the given ones" of the Father. It also shows that the determinism of the Fourth Gospel is concerned with the mission of the Son. Chapter five analyzes the petitions in John against the background of Johannine determinism. It argues that the petitions are shaped by the determinism articulated in the text. The conclusion sums up the similarities and differences between John and 1QS in their expression of determinism and petitionary prayer, and draws attention to the implications on previous and future scholarship on the relationship between John and the Scrolls.

Poems for the Sea

Poems for the Sea
Author: Lydia Howard Sigourney
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1850
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000005975327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Prayer Book Parallels Vol 2

Prayer Book Parallels Vol 2
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 9780898696998
ISBN 13: 0898696992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prayer Book Parallels Vol 2 Book Review:

Daily, Sabbath, and Festival Prayers in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Daily, Sabbath, and Festival Prayers in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Author: Daniel K. Falk
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 302
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9789004108172
ISBN 13: 9004108173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily, Sabbath, and Festival Prayers in the Dead Sea Scrolls Book Review:

This book presents evidence that daily, sabbath, and festival prayers found at Qumran represent liturgical traditions of different origin. They may thus provide testimony to wider Jewish prayer practice in the Second Temple period.

Prayers of Jewish Women

Prayers of Jewish Women
Author: Markus H. McDowell
Publsiher: Mohr Siebeck
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9783161488504
ISBN 13: 3161488504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prayers of Jewish Women Book Review:

Markus McDowell examines how the literature of the Second Temple period portrays women at prayer through an examination of the literary context and character of those prayers. The goal of this work is a greater understanding of how women were portrayed in literary sources and an offering of some fresh insights for the study of women's religious and social roles in the ancient world. The texts are analyzed and categorized within five areas: social location, content, form, occasion, and gender perspective. The prayers are also compared and contrasted with men's prayers in the same sources. The analysis includes locating (as much as possible) the historical, literary, and cultic context of each document in which these prayers appear. By examining all prayers in these texts uttered by women (not just prayers of named or prominent women), and then comparing them with all the prayers of men in those same texts, certain patterns appear. This study adds to our knowledge of women and religion in Second Temple Judaism by primarily exploring patterns that appear among the prayers in the literature of the Second Temple period. While there are fewer prayers by women than men in this literature, the prayers of women are not portrayed as significantly different from those of men in terms of social location, content, form, or occasion. At the same time, the prayers of women exhibit other patterns of language - and in a minor way, form and occasion - that differ from the prayers of men.

Spain's Men of the Sea

Spain's Men of the Sea
Author: Pablo E. Perez-Mallaina,Pablo Emilio Pérez-Mallaína Bueno
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2005-03-31
ISBN 10: 9780801881831
ISBN 13: 0801881838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spain's Men of the Sea Book Review:

In the sixteenth century, Spain's control over its vast New World empire depended on the sailors and officers who manned the galleons and merchant vessels of its Atlantic fleets. In Spain's Men of the Sea, Pablo E. Pérez-Mallaína paints a stunning portrait of daily life aboard the ships of the Spanish Main. With a novelist's eye for both detail and drama, Pérez-Mallaína evokes the golden age of seafaring in this thoroughly researched and generously illustrated account. Spain's Men of the Sea begins in Seville, the gateway to the New World. One of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities, Seville attracted people and goods from around the world. From Seville, Pérez-Mallaína follows the Spanish fleets to the West Indies ports of San Juan de Ulda, Veracruz, Cartagena, Nombre de Dios, Portobelo, and Havana. He profiles the men and boys who went to sea—from the scions of seafaring dynasties and fugitives from justice to the orphans and destitute children apprenticed into service as cabin boys. Some signed on because of family tradition, more signed on because of the lure of New World treasure or simply to obtain free passage to the Americas. Most sailors were poorly paid, but the more enterprising among them supplemented their meager wages by small-scale trade or smuggling. Pérez-Mallaína also describes relations among the ship owners, officers, and crews, and traces the intervention of the Spanish government in disputes over pay and cases of insubordination and mistreatment. Pérez-Mallaína paints a bleak picture of life at sea and its physical and mental effect on seamen and passengers alike. The seafaring life was defined by cramped quarters, abominable food, seasickness, vermin infestation, and disease. More frightening still was the threat of shipwreck and assault by corsairs and pirates that accompanied all sea voyages. Not surprisingly, most sailors were highly superstitious, and Pérez-Mallaína closes his vivid study with an exploration of their unorthodox religious beliefs, which combined Christian and pagan elements. A significant contribution to maritime history, Spain's Men of the Sea also succeeds as a compelling tale of everyday life and death in the maritime community. "Pérez-Mallaína writes well and has an engaging sense of humor. The work is richly illustrated, and the illustrations, including many color plates, are well chosen . . . This book should appeal to all aficionados of the romance of the sea as well as to specialists in Spanish and Latin American colonial history."—Benjamin Keen, author of A History of Latin America