The Dude’s Guide to Manhood Finding True Manliness in a World of Counterfeits

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The Dude’s Guide to Manhood: Finding True Manliness in a World of Counterfeits by Darrin Patrick
The Gospel of Judas: Coptic Text, Translation, and Historical Interpretation of the ‘Betrayer’s Gospel’ (Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum / Studies and Texts in Antiquity and Christianity) by Lance Jenott
Raja Yudhisthira : Kingship in Epic Mahabharata
Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith by Ann Spangler, Lois Tverberg
Illuminatiam: The First Testament Of The Illuminati by Illuminatiam

The Dude’s Guide to Manhood: Finding True Manliness in a World of Counterfeits by Darrin Patrick

English | January 14th, 2014 | ASIN: B00DNBEC5W, ISBN: 1400205476 | 191 pages | EPUB | 0.51 MB

Discover the path to true masculinity—to an adventurous life of strength, purpose, and clarity. Didn’t we used to understand manhood? Wasn’t there a time once when it was clear and straightforward? Are we lost?
Dudes, look around you: The trail we once traveled from boyhood to maturity is now so overgrown, it’s almost impossible to trace. Our vision is blurred, rendering the map that previous generations followed unreadable. Our compass needles are spinning in circles, making navigation impossible. We are stuck in dense, dangerous woods, and our communities—the wives, children, friends, and colleagues we could be influencing—are suffering as a result.
It can be tempting to give up and, like so many men today, simply exist, but take heart: Now is not the time for men to abandon our quest. We can discover the path to true masculinity—to an adventurous life of strength, purpose, and clarity.
In The Dude’s Guide to Manhood, pastor, author and dude Darrin Patrick charts a course back toward real manliness, mapping out a vision to help men find significance and influence in today’s broken, mixed-message culture. Revealing his own frailties and missteps, Patrick doesn’t preach at you but walks with you on a journey toward healing and wholeness.
Filled with timeless wisdom, accessible insights and practical guidance, The Dude’s Guide to Manhood issues an encouraging and doable call to all men, whatever your age or stage. We need not settle for wandering aimlessly through our days, wounded, weak, and passive. Instead, we can get back on the trail, embrace our gifts while facing our imperfections, and trust the God of new beginnings to lead us into all that we are destined to become: forgiven, connected, determined, teachable, content, heroic, and so much more.

The Gospel of Judas: Coptic Text, Translation, and Historical Interpretation of the ‘Betrayer’s Gospel’ (Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum / Studies and Texts in Antiquity and Christianity) by Lance Jenott

English | 6 Dec. 2011 | ISBN: 3161509781 | 256 Pages | PDF | 1.37 MB

Lance Jenott presents a new critical edition, annotated translation, and interpretation of the Gospel of Judas which, for the first time, includes all extant fragments of the manuscript. Departing from the scholarly debate over how this second-century Gospel portrays the character of Judas Iscariot, he investigates the text’s preoccupation with Jesus’ Twelve Disciples, and why its author slanders them as immoral priests who unwittingly offer sacrifice to a false god. Jenott challenges previous interpretations of Judas as a Gnostic text that criticizes the sacrificial theology, Christology, and ritual practices of the orthodox church, including Eucharist and baptism. Instead, he emphasizes how its Christian author voices a political critique of the emerging clergy who established their ecclesiological authority through doctrines of apostolic succession and the exclusive right to administer the Eucharist. In the final chapter, Jenott leaves questions about the author’s second-century Sitz im Leben behind to consider how Judas may have appealed to the fourth-century Coptic Christians who produced our only known copy.

Raja Yudhisthira : Kingship in Epic Mahabharata

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1501704982 | 262 Pages | PDF | 2.14 MB

In Raja Yudhisthira, Kevin McGrath brings his comprehensive literary, ethnographic, and analytical knowledge of the epic Mahabharata to bear on the representation of kingship in the poem. He shows how the preliterate Great Bharata song depicts both archaic and classical models of kingly and premonetary polity and how the king becomes a ruler who is viewed as ritually divine. Based on his precise and empirical close reading of the text, McGrath then addresses the idea of heroic religion in both antiquity and today; for bronze-age heroes still receive great devotional worship in modern India and communities continue to clash at the sites that have been—for millennia—associated with these epic figures; in fact, the word hero is in fact more of a religious than a martial term.
One of the most important contributions of Raja Yudhisthira, and a subtext in McGrath’s analysis of Yudhisthira’s kingship, is the revelation that neither of the contesting moieties of the royal Hastinapura clan triumphs in the end, for it is the Yadava band of Krsna who achieve real victory. That is, it is the matriline and not the patriline that secures ultimate success: it is the kinship group of Krsna—the heroic figure who was to become the dominant Vaisnava icon of classical India—who benefits most from the terrible Bharata war.

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith by Ann Spangler, Lois Tverberg

English | May 26th, 2009 | ASIN: B002AKPFT4, ISBN: 0310284228, 0310330696 | 272 pages | EPUB | 1.00 MB

A rare chance to know Jesus as his first disciples knew him. What would it be like to journey back to the first century and sit at the feet of Rabbi Jesus as one of his Jewish disciples? How would your understanding of the gospel have been shaped by the customs, beliefs, and traditions of the Jewish culture in which you lived?
Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus takes you on a fascinating tour of the Jewish world of Jesus, offering inspirational insights that can transform your faith. Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg paint powerful scenes from Jesus’ ministry, immersing you in the prayers, feasts, history, culture, and customs that shaped Jesus and those who followed him.
You will hear the parables as they must have sounded to first-century Jews, powerful and surprising. You will join the conversations that were already going on among the rabbis of his day. You will watch with new understanding as the events of his life unfold. And you will emerge with new excitement about the roots of your own Christian faith.
Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus will change the way you read Scripture and deepen your understanding of the life of Jesus. It will also help you to adapt the rich prayers and customs you learn about to your own life, in ways that both respect and enrich your Christian faith.
By looking at the Jewishness of Jesus, Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg take you on a captivating journey into the heart of Judaism, one that is both balanced and insightful, helping you to better understand and appreciate your own faith.

Illuminatiam: The First Testament Of The Illuminati by Illuminatiam

English | April 25th, 2016 | ASIN: B01EU04Z24, ISBN: 0692351310 | 230 pages | AZW3 | 0.66 MB

Fear not for your war-stricken, poverty-ridden planet: help is on the way. The Illuminati’s path for humanity – our Universal Design – has spanned centuries to safeguard the human species from extinction. For the first time in history, the Illuminati has broken its silence with Illuminatiam: a testament of this planet’s future, wisdom previously available only to elite members, and your life’s guide to all that is ahead.
Learn of the power that gives authority to kings and queens but lives hidden inside every human. Join the thousands of people from all walks of life who’ve committed themselves to the betterment of the human species as a whole – Christians, Muslims, Atheists, Hindus, Buddhists, and believers of all kinds. Illuminatiam introduces time-tested mental processes that many attribute to increasing wealth, overcoming hardships, and finding happiness. In this book, you will read:
• Revelations about the Illuminati’s role in history
• Decades-old secrets of power and prosperity
• How to join the Illuminati in the coming age
• Your true purpose in this world
Humanity’s age of War is finally nearing its end. A new dawn awaits to usher in a society where all people in all places can live in Abundance.