Annie F. Downs, “100 Days to Brave: Devotions for Unlocking Your Most Courageous Self”
The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis
Bruce Bickel, “Answering the Toughest Questions About Heaven and Hell”
Food of Sinful Demons: Meat, Vegetarianism, and the Limits of Buddhism in Tibet by Geoffrey Barstow
Chasing the Amish Dream: My Life as a Young Amish Bachelor by Loren Beachy
?Annie F. Downs, “100 Days to Brave: Devotions for Unlocking Your Most Courageous Self”
ASIN: B0727YTL4Y, ISBN: 031008962X | 2017 | AZW3 | 240 pages | 374 KB
You were always meant to be brave.
Whether you’re making a major decision, dealing with a difficult transition, or facing a fear, 100 Days to Brave will give you courage and confidence to move forward.
Annie F. Downs felt her challenges were too difficult, too scary, too much. Then she decided to stop allowing fear to hold her back. It wasn’t easy or simple. But it was good.
With honesty and relatable humor, this compilation of best-of writings and new pieces from Annie will help you embrace the path and the plan God has for you.
Dare to spend the next 100 days discovering that you are braver than you know and stronger than you thought possible.
?The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis
English | June 9th, 2009 | ASIN: B002BXH5RU, ISBN: 1609422686, 0060652942 | 63 Pages | EPUB | 0.33 MB
In the classic The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, sets out to persuade his audience of the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honor in contemporary society. Both astonishing and prophetic, The Abolition of Man is one of the most debated of Lewis’s extraordinary works. National Review chose it as number seven on their “100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century.”
?Bruce Bickel, “Answering the Toughest Questions About Heaven and Hell”
English | ISBN: 0764218719 | 2017 | 176 pages | EPUB, MOBI, AZW3 | 3 MB
Bestselling Authors Tackle Difficult Issues for Believers and Doubters
When it comes to the big questions about heaven and hell–Are these real places? Will God really send people to hell? What will we actually do in heaven?–Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz don’t pretend to have all the answers. But they do know how to wrestle with uncertainty and doubt. They welcome questions, and in these pages they ask some of the most important ones you have about heaven and hell. With candor, insight, and a disarming touch of humor, they provide some answers to these critical questions, yet they leave enough space–and grace–for you to keep wrestling, asking, and seeking Truth.
There is no shame in asking–after all, even some of the greatest men and women in the Bible had doubts. Don’t let your questions go unanswered. What you find might just change your life.
?Food of Sinful Demons: Meat, Vegetarianism, and the Limits of Buddhism in Tibet by Geoffrey Barstow
English | October 24, 2017 | ISBN: 0231179960 | EPUB | 312 pages | 63.6 MB
Tibetan Buddhism teaches compassion toward all beings, a category that explicitly includes animals. Slaughtering animals is morally problematic at best and, at worst, completely incompatible with a religious lifestyle. Yet historically most Tibetans―both monastic and lay―have made meat a regular part of their diet. In this study of the place of vegetarianism within Tibetan religiosity, Geoffrey Barstow explores the tension between Buddhist ethics and Tibetan cultural norms to offer a novel perspective on the spiritual and social dimensions of meat eating.
Food of Sinful Demons shows the centrality of vegetarianism to the cultural history of Tibet through specific ways in which nonreligious norms and ideals shaped religious beliefs and practices. Barstow offers a detailed analysis of the debates over meat eating and vegetarianism, from the first references to such a diet in the tenth century through the Chinese invasion in the 1950s. He discusses elements of Tibetan Buddhist thought―including monastic vows, the Buddhist call to compassion, and tantric antinomianism―that see meat eating as morally problematic. He then looks beyond religious attitudes to examine the cultural, economic, and environmental factors that oppose the Buddhist critique of meat, including Tibetan concepts of medicine and health, food scarcity, the display of wealth, and idealized male gender roles. Barstow argues that the issue of meat eating was influenced by a complex interplay of factors, with religious perspectives largely supporting vegetarianism while practical concerns and secular ideals pulled in the other direction. He concludes by addressing the surge in vegetarianism in contemporary Tibet in light of evolving notions of Tibetan identity and resistance against the central Chinese state. The first book to discuss this complex issue, Food of Sinful Demons is essential reading for scholars interested in Tibetan religion, history, and culture as well as global food history.
?Chasing the Amish Dream: My Life as a Young Amish Bachelor by Loren Beachy
English | December 17th, 2014 | ASIN: B00R3LIBC8, ISBN: 0836199073 | 160 Pages | EPUB | 1.54 MB
Life in author Loren Beachy’s Amish community brims with old-fashioned box socials, smart-alecky students, and pranks involving pink duct tape and black pepper. Meet the young women who manage to be late for church twice in one day and the man who plans to fight drowsiness by jogging beside his horse and buggy. Cheer for Beachy and his cousins in cut-throat baseball games, and join community members as they surround and support a family in their loss.
With the witty warmth of small-town storytellers like Garrison Keillor and Jan Karon, Beachy invites readers into his life as a creative, wise, and wisecracking Old Order Amish schoolteacher and auctioneer.