Islam Is a Foreign Country American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority

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Zareena Grewal, “Islam Is a Foreign Country: American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority”
Called to Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk by Jordan Raynor
The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth by Christopher L. Heuertz
The Indian Way: An Introduction to the Philosophies & Religions of India, 2nd Edition by John M Koller

Zareena Grewal, “Islam Is a Foreign Country: American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority”

2013 | ISBN-10: 1479800880, 1479800562 | 409 pages | PDF | 4 MB

In Islam Is a Foreign Country, Zareena Grewal explores some of the most pressing debates about and among American Muslims: what does it mean to be Muslim and American? Who has the authority to speak for Islam and to lead the stunningly diverse population of American Muslims? Do their ties to the larger Muslim world undermine their efforts to make Islam an American religion?
Offering rich insights into these questions and more, Grewal follows the journeys of American Muslim youth who travel in global, underground Islamic networks. Devoutly religious and often politically disaffected, these young men and women are in search of a home for themselves and their tradition. Through their stories, Grewal captures the multiple directions of the global flows of people, practices, and ideas that connect U.S. mosques to the Muslim world. By examining the tension between American Muslims’ ambivalence toward the American mainstream and their desire to enter it, Grewal puts contemporary debates about Islam in the context of a long history of American racial and religious exclusions. Probing the competing obligations of American Muslims to the nation and to the umma (the global community of Muslim believers), Islam is a Foreign Country investigates the meaning of American citizenship and the place of Islam in a global age.

Called to Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk by Jordan Raynor

English | November 7th, 2017 | ASIN: B06XC723HL, ISBN: 0801075181 | 171 Pages | EPUB | 8.96 MB

We were created by an infinitely creative God to reflect his love and character to the world. One way we do that is by continuing his creative work. In this energizing book, serial entrepreneur and bestselling author Jordan Raynor helps artists, entrepreneurs, writers, and other creatives reimagine our work as service to God and others, addressing such penetrating questions as
• Is my work as a creative really as God-honoring as that of a pastor or missionary?
• What does it look like to create not to make a name for myself but to glorify God and serve others?
• How can I use my work to fulfill Jesus’s command to create disciples?
• Will what I make today matter in eternity?
To answer these questions, Raynor shares compelling stories from an eclectic group of 40+ Christian entrepreneurs, including the founders of TOMS Shoes, Charity: Water, Chick-fil-A, In-N-Out Burger, Guinness, HTC, and Sevenly, as well as nontraditional entrepreneurs such as C. S. Lewis, Johann Sebastian Bach, and J. R. R. Tolkien. Raynor’s “show” rather than “tell,” story-driven style makes you feel as if you are sitting at the feet of some of the godliest and most successful entrepreneurs of all time.
Perfectly poised to reach today’s growing creative class, this unique work restores God’s position as the first entrepreneur, helping readers see the eternal value in the work they do today.

The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth by Christopher L. Heuertz

English | September 5th, 2017 | ASIN: B01N0CSDNX, ISBN: 0310348277 | 212 Pages | EPUB | 4.03 MB

For all the ways we live unawakened lives, the enneagram is here to help.
The Sacred Enneagram is a trustworthy, richly insightful guide to finding yourself in the enneagram’s 9-type profiles, and applying this practical wisdom for a life transformed. Far more than a personality test, author Chris Heuertz writes, the enneagram is a sacred map to the soul. Lies about who we think we are keep us trapped in loops of self-defeat. But the enneagram offers a bright path to cutting through the internal clutter and finding our way back to God and to our true identity as God created us.
Chris Heuertz’ life was forever changed after he learned about the enneagram 15 years ago. Today, he leads enneagram workshops all over the world. Join Chris as he shows you how this ancient tool can help you awaken to the gifts God has given you, find freedom from your personal patterns of sin and fear, and grow in acceptance of your identity as you grow with God.
In conversational style with compelling stories, The Sacred Enneagram will show you
• How to understand the ‘why’ behind your type, beyond caricatures and stereotypes
• How to align your type with prayer postures
• How to identify and find freedom from self-destructive patterns
• How to grow in spiritual discernment
• How to face your past wounds and step toward healing
• How to awaken your unique gifts to serve today’s broken world
Chris’s own journey with the enneagram is an accessible introduction and exploration of how the enneagram can change your life, because to the extent that we are transformed, the world will be transformed.

The Indian Way: An Introduction to the Philosophies & Religions of India, 2nd Edition by John M Koller

English | 2016 | ISBN: 0131455788, 1138465178 | 385 Pages | PDF | 4.50 MB

There is no other book that explains both the philosophies and religions of India in their full historical development. The Indian Way is accessible to beginning students, and does justice to the Indian tradition’s richness of religious and philosophical thought. Clear and powerful explanations of yajna and dharma, and appealing, intimate descriptions of Krishna, Kali, and Shiva allow students to read some of the great Indian texts for themselves.

Crystal Magic: Mineral Wisdom for Pagans & Wiccans by Sandra Kynes

English | November 8th, 2017 | ASIN: B01N7USHNK, ISBN: 0738753416 | 183 Pages | EPUB | 26.35 MB

Strengthen your connection with the natural world as you learn to incorporate the power of crystals and gemstones into your magical practice. This comprehensive, full-color book is exquisitely designed to be both user-friendly and a gorgeous addition to your bookshelf. Inside, you’ll find everything you need to effectively work with crystals, from the history, science, and magic of the mineral kingdom to an encyclopedic list of nearly 200 varieties of stones.
Explore numerous ways to grow your knowledge and skills, including details on buying and preparing stones, magical associations by color, astrological influences, and how to spot fakes. Discover a new, powerful form of crystal grid and which stone is best for a specific goal. With more than 200 color photographs and convenient guides to correspondences, associated deities, and more, Crystal Magic will serve as a timeless, indispensable reference.