Saint Francis Xaviers life is, in itself, a dramatic story. With humility and deep religious conviction, the famous Catholic novelist Louis de Wohl takes us into the mind and heart of this great missionary and saint who went by order of St. Ignatius of Loyola to set all afire in the Orient.
Set in the Igbo heartland of eastern Nigeria, one of Africas best-known writers describes the conflict between old and new in its most poignant aspect: the personal struggle between father and son.Ezeulu, the headstrong chief priest of the god Ulu, is worshipped by the six villages of Umuaro. But his authority is increasingly under threat—from rivals within his tribe, from functionaries of the colonial government, and even from his own family members. Yet he believes himself to be untouchable: surely he is an arrow in the bow of his God. Armed with this belief, he is prepared to lead his people, even if it is towards their own destruction. But his people will not be dominated so easily. Spare and powerful, Arrow of God is an unforgettable portrayal of the loss of faith, and the downfall of a man in a society forever altered by colonialism..
A New Translation to Highlight the Jewish Roots of the Christian FaithThe first Christians were Jews, and Christianity has its roots in the religion of Gods chosen and called out people. Jesuss death and resurrection was not the beginning of a new religion but the fulfillment of the covenant God made with his people. Yet most Bible translations sacrifice the deep connection between the Jewish roots of our faith and the grafted-in Gentile branches, using imprecise English terms rather than Hebrew terms that encompass a fuller meaning. The Tree of Life Version (TLV) is a new Bible translation, produced by the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society, which highlights the rich Hebrew roots of the Christian faith by restoring:· the Jewish order of the books of the Old Testament· the Jewish name of the Messiah, Yeshua · reverence for the four-letter unspoken name of God· Hebrew transliterated terms, such as shalom, shofar, and shabbat· and more.
This review contains spoilers!.......I absolutely love this ending. In a story full of AUs, Im very happy with it ending in this one. With more comics coming in the future, Im excited. Max has had to make choices for Chloe constantly, and when the timeline is pushing her away from her current one, she chooses what would make her the happiest. The timeline where she first found love in Rachel Amber, and they did run away to California together.I wish that Chloe and Max had been able to talk more before the kiss and Max disappearing, but it makes sense for the characters.
Personal crises and disappointments have led many to the pessimistic conclusion that my life sucks. Underneath the contemporary slang are universal and timeless questions about the human condition. People of every age, in every kind of circumstance have wondered to themselves and others: Will my life ever be better than this. Is this as good as it gets.
Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010, before a devastating experience on a ward caused him to reconsider his future. He kept a diary throughout his training, and This Is Going to Hurt intersperses tales from the front line of the NHS with reflections on the current crisis. The result is a first-hand account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, sacrifice and maddening bureaucracy, and a love letter to those who might at any moment be holding our lives in their hands..