My Jesus Year

My Jesus Year Author Benyamin Cohen
ISBN-10 0061980331
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 272
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One day a Georgia-born son of an Orthodox rabbi discovers that his enthusiasm for Judaism is flagging. He observes the Sabbath, he goes to synagogue, and he even flies to New York on weekends for a series of "speed dates" with nice, eligible Jewish girls. But, something is missing. Looking out of his window and across the street at one of the hundreds of churches in Atlanta, he asks, "What would it be like to be a Christian?" So begins Benyamin Cohen's hilarious journey that is My Jesus Year—part memoir, part spiritual quest, and part anthropologist's mission. Among Cohen's many adventures (and misadventures), he finds himself in some rather unlikely places: jumping into the mosh-pit at a Christian rock concert, seeing his face projected on the giant JumboTron of an African-American megachurch, visiting a potential convert with two young Mormon missionaries, attending a Christian "professional wrestling" match, and waking up early for a sunrise Easter service on top of Stone Mountain—a Confederate memorial and former base of operations for the KKK. During his year-long exploration, Cohen sees the best and the worst of Christianity— —from megachurches to storefront churches; from crass commercialization of religion to the simple, moving faith of the humble believer; from the profound to the profane to the just plain laughable. Throughout, he keeps an open heart and mind, a good sense of humor, and takes what he learns from Christianity to reflect on his own faith and relationship to God. By year's end, to Cohen's surprise, his search for universal answers and truths in the Bible Belt actually make him a better Jew.

Never Mind the Bullocks

Never Mind the Bullocks Author Vanessa Able
ISBN-10 9781857889284
Release 2014-03-06
Pages 288
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In this exhilarating story newly single travel writer Vanessa Able finds love while circumnavigating India in the world's cheapest car.

The Year of Bad Behavior

The Year of Bad Behavior Author Martin Bodek
ISBN-10 9781257956944
Release 2011-08-01
Pages 240
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Martin Bodek spent a year encountering the nose-pickers, nail-clippers, cellphone-yappers, lane cut-offers, people who stand akimbo, child slappers, personal space invaders, stores that have cashiers who can't decipher coupons, customer service idiots, the rude, the people who need BlackBerry helmets, line cutters, public masturbators, escalator mudsticks, teenagers discussing what liquids induce abortion, and decided to write about it. This is what he wrote.

Making Poems

Making Poems Author Todd F. Davis
ISBN-10 9781438431758
Release 2010-02-02
Pages 218
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Contemporary poets offer behind-the-scenes perspectives on the poetic process.

Ich bin bei dir Morgen und Abendandachten

Ich bin bei dir   Morgen  und Abendandachten Author Sarah Young
ISBN-10 9783961222506
Release 2017-01-16
Pages 784
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Auf den Seiten dieses Andachtsbuches finden Sie Worte aus Jesu Perspektive - Worte, die Trost, Hoffnung und Ermutigung schenken. Worte, die uns immer wieder vor Augen führen, dass er bei uns ist - bis ans Ende der Welt. Diese neue, erweiterte Ausgabe des Bestsellers enthält Andachten für morgens und abends. Sie will Ihnen helfen, Ihren Blick zu Beginn des Tages auf die Hoffnung und den Frieden zu richten, die wir nur bei Jesus finden, und jeden Tag mit Gedanken über Gottes Wort abzuschließen.

The Jesus Year

The Jesus Year Author Jani Krulc
ISBN-10 9781554831050
Release 2013
Pages 144
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In these collection of short stories the author explores the space between joy and tragedy, hapiness and despair, sincerity and absurdity.

Homesick for Another World

Homesick for Another World Author Ottessa Moshfegh
ISBN-10 9780399562891
Release 2017-01-17
Pages 304
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An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time Ottessa Moshfegh's debut novel Eileen was one of the literary events of 2015. Garlanded with critical acclaim, it was named a book of the year by The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. But as many critics noted, Moshfegh is particularly held in awe for her short stories. Homesick for Another World is the rare case where an author's short story collection is if anything more anticipated than her novel. And for good reason. There's something eerily unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh's stories, something almost dangerous, while also being delightful, and even laugh-out-loud funny. Her characters are all unsteady on their feet in one way or another; they all yearn for connection and betterment, though each in very different ways, but they are often tripped up by their own baser impulses and existential insecurities. Homesick for Another World is a master class in the varieties of self-deception across the gamut of individuals representing the human condition. But part of the unique quality of her voice, the echt Moshfeghian experience, is the way the grotesque and the outrageous are infused with tenderness and compassion. Moshfegh is our Flannery O'Connor, and Homesick for Another World is her Everything That Rises Must Converge or A Good Man is Hard to Find. The flesh is weak; the timber is crooked; people are cruel to each other, and stupid, and hurtful. But beauty comes from strange sources. And the dark energy surging through these stories is powerfully invigorating. We're in the hands of an author with a big mind, a big heart, blazing chops, and a political acuity that is needle-sharp. The needle hits the vein before we even feel the prick. From the Hardcover edition.

American Post Judaism

American Post Judaism Author Shaul Magid
ISBN-10 9780253008022
Release 2013
Pages 388
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Articulates a new, post-ethnic American Jewishness

Something She Can Feel

Something She Can Feel Author Grace Octavia
ISBN-10 9780758273840
Release 2009-07-01
Pages 432
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For a woman with her future all mapped out, life's about to go in a whole new direction. . . Tuscaloosa, Alabama, may not be glamorous, but for Journey Cash, the small Southern town has always been enough. She has a loving husband, a great family, and she brings the house down at church with her beautiful, thunderous singing voice. But Journey wonders if her years as an obedient preacher's daughter have kept her from living the life she is meant to live. . . When Dame, one of her former students, comes to visit after striking it big as a rap star, Journey gets a taste of the fast-lane life that has passed her by. Dame is exciting, unpredictable, and sexy, and Journey is ready to trade in her seemingly perfect existence to simply feel one thing that's real. Soon, she finds herself running from everything in her world into the arms of Dame—and the ride of her life. . . "This wonderful book holds your attention from beginning to end. There are surprises at every turn, and no detail is left unexplained. . .This book will inspire you to take charge of your own life." --Romantic Times

Kosher Movies

Kosher Movies Author Rabbi Herbert Cohen
ISBN-10 9789655242317
Release 2015-07-15
Pages 290
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Crossing genres of films, this book contains movies that have lessons in them as a way of finding insights into daily life. While other critics summarize a film, focus on the amount of profanity and nudity it contains, and decide whether it's worthwhile to watch, Herbert Cohen takes a different tactic and views films as life lessons. This collection of meaningful films, with inspiring and emotional stories that help understand the plight of others, provides new ways to approach self-growth.

No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home Author Brooke Berman
ISBN-10 9780307588449
Release 2010-06-08
Pages 272
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Humorous, poignant, and honest, No Place Like Home is the story of one woman’s journey to feel settled without settling, and her realization that home is much more than an address. Brooke Berman moved to New York as a wide-eyed eighteen-year-old eager to call the big city home. Candid, funny, and thoughtful, in No Place Like Home, we follow Brooke’s adventures as she crisscrosses town trying to make ends meet and make her dreams of a life in the theater come true. With each apartment, from the heavenly to the horrible, she learns more about how to heal the past, let go of excess, and keep a sense of humor while trying to stay flexible in the search for stability. No Place Like Home reminds everyone of the age-old struggle not just to find a house, but to build a true home. From the Hardcover edition.

Sex and God RLE Women and Religion

Sex and God  RLE Women and Religion Author Linda Hurcombe
ISBN-10 9781317590293
Release 2014-10-03
Pages 308
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These stories, essays and poems by women examine the connections feminists are making between sex and God. The women write from very different perspectives, cutting across the spectrum of feminist writing about sexuality and spirituality within the Judeo-Christian tradition. Some writers, though critical, are determined to retain their radicality in the very teeth of patriarchy by remaining within the traditional forms of faith. Others – impatient, suggests the editor, with the ‘great inseminator in the sky’ – have moved on to what might be described as a post-patriarchal spirituality. Contributions indicate the exciting spiritual journeys women are currently making and focus on the following areas: monogamy and promiscuity; sex, politics and spirituality; childbirth; sex and healing in dying; feminist sexual psychology; lesbian identity; and feminist ‘embodied’ theology. The recent and continuing debate about women priests in the Anglican church uneasily echoes the rumblings of change at a fundamental level in the relationship between women and religion. This book, with its reflections on both the politics of Christian feminism and the more widespread expression of women’s spirituality, makes an important contribution to that change. First published in 1987.

Qoya A Compass for Navigating an Embodied Life that is Wise Wild and Free

Qoya  A Compass for Navigating an Embodied Life that is Wise  Wild and Free Author Rochelle Schieck
ISBN-10 9780997020168
Release 2016-01-11
Pages 271
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Are you ready to step into a world where you can trust yourself and trust life? Your body is your guide to accessing your inner wisdom, creativity, sensuality, and soul so that you can fully embody and express your truth, do your sacred work, receive life’s blessings, and commune with the divine. QOYA: A Compass for Navigating an Embodied Life that is Wise, Wild and Free will help you go beyond illusion to remember the physical sensation of truth in your body as your North Star. Rochelle Schieck draws on spiritual teachings from across the globe, personal pilgrimages from suburban Minnesota to the Madre de Dios River in Peru, and extensive studies of the divine feminine to craft a book that is part memoir, part social commentary, and part workbook, with over 35 detailed exercises that initiate your own life’s journey back to yourself. The truth we seek is waiting for us to remember. Through Qoya, we remember that our essence is wise, wild, and free

The Year of Living like Jesus

The Year of Living like Jesus Author Edward G. Dobson
ISBN-10 9780310395485
Release 2009-11-10
Pages 304
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“It may appear from the cover that this is a nice book about growing a beard because Jesus did but be warned- you will quickly discover that Ed's adventure takes him, and us, deep into the heart of grace, mercy and the endless discovery of just what the way of Jesus looks like - which, of course, has very little to do with having a beard.”—Rob Bell, Jesus Wants To Save Christians“Inspiring, insightful, sometimes infuriating, often funny, a little weird (like its author) and a must read for anyone wanting to become a serious follower of Jesus Christ” —Cal Thomas“Highly, highly recommended” —Brian McLarenEvangelical pastor Ed Dobson had a radical idea...“Live one year as Jesus lived. Eat as Jesus ate. Pray as Jesus prayed. Observe the sabbath as Jesus observed. Attend the Jewish festivals as Jesus attended. Read the Gospels every week." Dobson’s transition from someone who follows Jesus to someone who lives like Jesus takes him into bars, inspires him to pick up hitchhikers, and deepens his understanding of suffering. Living like Jesus is quite different from what we imagine.“It may appear from the cover that this is a nice book about growing a beard because Jesus did but be warned- you will quickly discover that Ed's adventure takes him, and us, deep into the heart of grace, mercy and the endless discovery of just what the way of Jesus looks like - which, of course, has very little to do with having a beard.”—Rob Bell, Jesus Wants To Save Christians

My Jesus Rides a Motorcycle

My Jesus Rides a Motorcycle Author Barbara J. Knutson
ISBN-10 9781609578688
Release 2010-12
Pages 242
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Growing up in a large adventuresome family I learned to love variety and risky living. I didn't grow up thinking about motorcycles.After several years of motorcycle riding I now realize that the joy of riding has tied together a lot of my life story as riding takes some risks. A well lived missionary life is not a completely safe life. I have known how very real and loving God is and that is the glue that binds these stories together.I, Barbara, a wife, mother of five, grandmother and missionary invite you to take a glimpse into my life and walk of faith.

The King Poems

The King  Poems Author Rebecca Wolff
ISBN-10 9781324001300
Release 2010-11-08
Pages 128
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"Wolff keeps company with Sylvia Plath, Sharon Olds, and Beth Ann Fennelly."—Publishers Weekly, starred review A bold, lyrical invention by an award-winning poet whose “gift for the gorgeous” won praise from Robert Pinsky. The King is a groundbreaking collection following a Self—a mother, lover, wife, thinker—in her fractured approach to the absolutes of pregnancy, postpartum depression, childrearing, belief, love, and epistemology. Here is a potent exploration of one woman’s coming together with the Other—her hard-won attachment to “the King.” from “Deeply Psychological” And then I surfaced a whole matrix or rubric magical thinking other kinds of thinking but in layers, you understand, with supremacy a honeycomb.

This Is Just Exactly Like You

This Is Just Exactly Like You Author Drew Perry
ISBN-10 9781101190043
Release 2010-04-01
Pages 336
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"Richly imagined, beautifully written, and completely absorbing. I found myself spellbound, turning pages well past my bedtime. What a fine, fine book." -Tim O'Brien After Jack Lang impulsively buys the house directly across the street from his own, his wife, Beth, has finally had enough. She leaves him- and their six-year-old autistic son, Hendrick-for Jack's best friend, Terry Canavan. Jack tries telling everyone he's okay, but even he's not so sure. When Hendrick, who rarely talks, starts speaking in fluent Spanish, Jack knows he's in uncharted territory. But once Canavan's ex- girlfriend Rena turns up at his door to see how things are going, Jack begins to suspect the world could be far more complicated than he'd ever believed. Set against a landscape of defunct putt-putt courses and karaoke bars, parenthood and infidelity, This Is Just Exactly Like You is a wise and witty debut novel with captivating insights into marriage, autism, suburban fiasco, and life's occasional miracles.