The Other Side of Beauty: Embracing God’s Vision for Love and True Worth by Leah Darrow
Scapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies and Threatens Our Freedoms by Arsalan Iftikhar
Daughters of the Inquisition: Medieval Madness: Origins and Aftermath by Christina Crawford
Inside the Soul of Islam: A Unique View into the Love, Beauty and Wisdom of Islam for Spiritual Seekers of All Faiths by Mamoon Yusaf
Insights on Philippians, Colossians, Philemon by Charles R. Swindoll
?The Other Side of Beauty: Embracing God’s Vision for Love and True Worth by Leah Darrow
English | November 21st, 2017 | ISBN: 0718090667, 9780718090661 | 207 Pages | True PDF | 3.07 MB
“Leah Darrow uses her experience in the beauty industry to help the women of our culture see what true beauty looks like.” —Jennifer Fulwiler, host of The Jennifer Fulwiler Show and author of Something Other than God
Do you feel like you’re never good enough? Like you should be living a more Instagram-worthy life? Are you exhausted by the impossible quest for physical beauty but still yearn for the validation of being chosen, valued, and deemed beautiful?
Drawing on her experience on America’s Next Top Model and her work as a fashion model, Leah Darrow exposes the lies we are told about our worth being tied to our appearance and instead invites us to look again at the real meaning of beauty. She shows how we can reclaim true and lasting beauty—the kind that doesn’t depend on self-doubt, exploitation, or comparison—when we reflect God’s glory and embrace our value as he made us to be: strong, brave, and free. Only when we learn to see ourselves as God does can we leave behind our culture’s definitions and demands and find joy in The Other Side of Beauty.
?Scapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies and Threatens Our Freedoms by Arsalan Iftikhar
2016 | ISBN: 1510705759 | English | 160 pages | EPUB | 1 MB
President Jimmy Carter called Scapegoats “an important book that shows Islamophobia must be addressed urgently.” Because when a murderous psychopath goes on a killing spree, law enforcement officials and the media never make his religion the central issue–unless he happens to be a Muslim. Then it sets off another frenzied wave of commentary about the inherent evils that lurk within the Muslim faith. From Fox News talking heads, who regularly smear Muslim leaders as secret terrorists, to Bill Maher, who has made Islam a routine target, it has become widely acceptable to libel a religion with a following of over 1.5 billion people–nearly one-quarter of the world’s population. Now popular commentator Arsalan Iftikhar–better known as “The Muslim Guy”–offers a spirited defense of his faith that is certain to win him wide acclaim–and yes, another round of overheated scolding from the usual media quarters.
Arsalan Iftikhar’s spirited defense of his faith is certain to hit a chord during the 2016 campaign season, as politicians and pundits vie to be the toughest on the block when it comes to escalating the hostilities in the Middle East, often demonizing Islam in the process. With his witty and levelheaded demeanor, the author will cut through all the sound and fury as a voice of sanity and reason.
?Daughters of the Inquisition: Medieval Madness: Origins and Aftermath by Christina Crawford
English | November 21st, 2017 | ASIN: B076M2TSZV, ISBN: 0966336917 | 636 Pages | EPUB | 9.81 MB
The #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Mommie Dearest explores WomanSpirit through the ages, from the Neolithic Goddess to the Inquisition to present day.
Breaking free of the emotional wreckage of her childhood and a devastating illness that challenged her physically, emotionally, and spiritually, Christina Crawford sought out an indomitable and innate inner source of power. Upon reconnecting with the very essence of the female spirit—that which unites all daughters throughout time—Crawford decided to pursue and discover its “herstory.”
Drawing on years of research, she explores every aspect of the evolution of womanhood over the past ten thousand years: culture, government, religion, professions, laws, customs, family, fashion, marriage, commerce, art, industry, and sexuality. Charting the trajectory of female communion, Crawford delves into the Goddess culture of the Neolithic period, in which self-sovereign women governed, built empires, and were deified; explores the Inquisition in which women were demonized, brutalized, and erased from history; and celebrates the rebirth of the WomanSpirit and its influence over generations on the Western world.
Both an enlightening journey and an invaluable reference, Daughters of the Inquisition is a testament to the rise, endurance, survival, and lasting impact of the WomanSpirit—its givers of life, its queens, and its warriors.
?Inside the Soul of Islam: A Unique View into the Love, Beauty and Wisdom of Islam for Spiritual Seekers of All Faiths by Mamoon Yusaf
English | November 21st, 2017 | ASIN: B073QXQMGL, ISBN: 1401953727 | 325 Pages | EPUB | 1.57 MB
Today, Islam is the most controversial religion in the world. The mere mention of it conjures up images of oppressed women, backward cultures and, of course, the tragedy of terrorism. And yet, Islam is the source of Sufism and the spiritual fountain of Love, from which Rumi and Hafiz drank.
Inside the Soul of Islam allows people of all faiths to be blessed with a unique view into the universal spiritual teachings of Islam. By gifting the reader with a deep understanding of the Inside-Out Paradigm they are able to effortlessly embody the excellent qualities that the Quran and Prophetic Sayings – and indeed all spiritual teachings – encourage us towards.
For the first time, readers will receive beautifully distilled Quran-based wisdom and the spiritual ‘Inside-Out’ understanding that allows these teachings to become a lived reality, in much the same way as it was for the saints and spiritual masters of the past.
Each short chapter focuses on a universal spiritual teaching from the Quran and the Islamic tradition, followed by an exploration of how the Inside-Out Paradigm allows us to effortlessly embody that teaching in everyday life. This powerful book gives readers a glimpse into the spiritual depth of Islam, beyond the headlines.
?Insights on Philippians, Colossians, Philemon by Charles R. Swindoll
English | November 21st, 2017 | ASIN: B06XKPCNBN, ISBN: 1414393830 | 240 Pages | EPUB | 8.02 MB
Philippians is saturated with joy. While under house arrest in Rome, Paul wrote to encourage the Philippians to rejoice in the Lord, despite their circumstances―to find Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered joy in living, serving, sharing, and resting.
Colossians is addressed to a church suffering from cultural capitulation and spiritual surrender―just like the church of the twenty-first century. Those who deceive others with self-centered philosophies, self-promoting legalism, and self-serving asceticism attract power and attention, while diminishing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Colossians serves as a lighthouse piercing the fog of false teaching and leading us to the safe harbor of Christ.
Philemon illustrates the importance of second chances, the equality of believers in Christ, and the power of the gospel to transcend cultural and social boundaries, it reminds us of the Christ-centered concepts of freedom, forgiveness, mercy, and especially grace.
The 15 volume Swindoll’s Living Insights New Testament Commentary series draws on Gold Medallion Award–winner Chuck Swindoll’s 50 years of experience with studying and preaching God’s Word. His deep insight, easygoing style, and humor bring a warmth and accessibility not often found in commentaries. Each volume combines verse-by-verse commentary, charts, maps, photos, key terms, and background articles with practical application. This series is a must-have for pastors, teachers, and anyone else who is seeking a deeply practical resource for exploring God’s Word.