From Gabriel to Lucifer A Cultural History of Angels

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From Gabriel to Lucifer: A Cultural History of Angels by Valery Rees
Live Like Jesus: Discover the Power and Impact of Your True Identity by Putty Putman
Dalai Lama, Franz Alt, “An Appeal to the World: The Way to Peace in a Time of Division”
Become the Force: 9 Lessons on How to Live as a Jediist Master by Daniel M Jones
The Names of Jesus by A. B. Simpson

From Gabriel to Lucifer: A Cultural History of Angels by Valery Rees

English | March 19, 2013 | ISBN: 1848853726, 1784534315 | EPUB | 288 pages | 3.1 MB

Fiery the angels fell; slow thunder rolled around their shores, burning with the fires of Orc.’ Whether in recent popular culture, or back across countless centuries, angels have perpetually enthralled, mystified and even terrified us. ‘Every single angel is terrible,’ wrote the German Romantic poet Rilke: ‘and so I hold myself back from the dark bird-cry of my anguished sobbing.’ For some in the sceptical, post-Enlightenment West, angels may be no more than metaphors: poetic devices to convey, at least for those with a religious sensibility, an active divine interest in creation. But for others, angels are absolutely real beings: manifestations of cosmic power and energy with the capacity either to enlighten or annihilate those whose awestruck paths they cross.
Valery Rees here offers the first comprehensive history of these beautiful, enigmatic and sometimes dangerous beings, whose existence and actions have been charted across the eons of time and civilizations. From the ancient Sumerian and Akkadian winged figures, to Egyptian representations of Ma’at, Persian genii, Arab djinn, biblical cherubim, daemons of Hermes Trismegistus and Milton’s defiant fallen angels, From Gabriel to Lucifer reveals a mesmerising trajectory of angelic belief. Whether exploring the feverish visions of Ezekiel and biblical cherubim; the Islamic archangels Jibra’il, Azra’il, Mika’il and Israfil; the austere and haunting icons of Andrei Rublev; or Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire, and the more benign idea of the ever-watchful guardian angel, the author shows that the very ubiquity of these implacable celestial messengers reveal something fundamental, if not about God and the devil, then about ourselves: our perennial preoccupation withhow to depict the transcendent.

Live Like Jesus: Discover the Power and Impact of Your True Identity by Putty Putman

English | November 7th, 2017 | ASIN: B075NMMGSD, ISBN: 080079852X | 147 Pages | EPUB | 4.32 MB

Rising Vineyard Leader Unlocks the Supernatural Kingdom Promises of Romans 6-8
Many believers live with a gnawing sense that there must be more to the Christian life than what they’re living. They stumble around with a deep sense of discontent or resignation, struggling to see how their faith is applicable, exciting, or even visible in their lives.
What if the answer is that there is more to the gospel than we imagined?
With bold honesty and fresh biblical insight, pastor and speaker Putty Putman reveals that the secret to a vibrant life of more is found not in what you do, but in who you are.
Through the Holy Spirit, we are not just forgiven, but made new. This new identity makes possible a thrilling life of impact, adventure, blessing, and true freedom–a life, like Jesus’ own, that is connected to and empowered by a God who is, and does, more than we ever imagined.

Dalai Lama, Franz Alt, “An Appeal to the World: The Way to Peace in a Time of Division”

ISBN: 0008278423, 006283553X | 2017 | EPUB | 128 pages | 1 MB

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • NEW FROM HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA, A LITTLE BOOK OF GREAT WISDOM FOR TROUBLED TIMES • FEATURES EXCLUSIVE NEW MATERIAL ON THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY
We have entered a time marked by division. Politicians call for borders, not inclusion. Economic inequality strains cohesion. Religion breeds violence. And yet the need for unity has never been more urgent, for the crises facing humanity are, increasingly, global. How do we move forward?
In this brief yet profound address to the entire world, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet reveals that we all hold the seeds of world peace within us: “I see with ever greater clarity that our spiritual well-being depends,” the Nobel Peace Prize winner writes, “on our innate human nature, our natural affinity for goodness, compassion, and caring for others.”
Already a major international bestseller, An Appeal to the World, the new book by one of the most revered spiritual leaders of our time, outlines both the inward and outward paths to peace, addressing a wide range of contemporary topics—from war, climate change, and materialism to meditation, universal ethics, and even neuroscience. Here is a small book that can truly change the world.

Become the Force: 9 Lessons on How to Live as a Jediist Master by Daniel M Jones

English | November 7th, 2017 | ASIN: B0744HCP9B, ISBN: 1786780909 | 162 Pages | EPUB | 0.78 MB

For anyone who has watched and fallen in love with the Star Wars films and wanted to become a Jedi (just as Daniel M Jones did as a young boy). This is the first and only Jedi Bible.
Daniel M Jones founded the Church of Jediism in 2007 following the Jedi Census phenomenon of 2001; it now has over 500,000 members around the world. This is the book his fans have been waiting for. In it, Daniel outlines the Jedi perspective and provides practical tools for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of how to use the Force in everyday life. A metaphor for the universal life energy that connects us all, the Force can be both light and dark, good and bad. Now, more than ever, it is our responsibility to overcome the Dark Side. This book does not aim to convert, but to inspire its readers to live a life of meaning and purpose according to the universal spiritual teachings of “the way of the Jedi”.

The Names of Jesus by A. B. Simpson

English | December 23rd, 2014 | ASIN: B00R23HB7S, ISBN: 1497435226 | 126 Pages | EPUB | 2.15 MB

A.B. Smith was a Canadian Evangelical who preached around the globe and wrote important words such as: ” A Larger Christian Life” and “The Gospel of Healing”. The Names of Jesus encapsules a series of sermons preached by Simpson on the names of Christ.