Over 40 years ago, millions of kids ran home from school every day to catch the adventures of vampire Barnabas Collins and his family of werewolves, witches and other creatures. Dark Shadows remains one of the most popular cult TV shows of all time. Barnabas & Company tells the tale of the marvelous actors and actresses who came together in a tiny studio in New York City to make magic. Through the performers' own words, read about the paths that led them to the fictional haunted hamlet of Collinsport, Maine and beyond. Learn about the show and the actors that inspired the 2012 Tim Burton-Johnny Depp major motion picture Dark Shadows. Included are updated chapters on Jonathan Frid, Kate Jackson, David Selby and interviews with Humbert Allen Astredo, Betsy Durkin, Robert Rodan, Jerry Lacy, Lara Parker, Denise Nickerson, Conard Fowkes, Addison Powell, Christopher Pennock and more!
Western culture has made a cult of success, and the church has accepted the larger culture's definition, focusing on success as growth in membership and budget, rather growth in faithfulness as disciples of Jesus. When we do not measure up, we become discouraged, disillusioned, and perhaps even envious. Moots details numerous examples to show how the ministry of encouragement offers a workable, effective pattern for church leadership. "I am convinced," he writes, "that accepting Barnabas as my model has changed my ministry for the better and that Barnabas's example can benefit any pastor and congregation who take his lessons seriously. Barnabas and his ministry of encouragement offer us a focus for the vital, messy, and exhilarating work required of us as faith communities.
The Roman Catholic Church issued its first, modern, one-volume Lectionary--a book of biblical texts assigned for every day of the year--in 1970 in response to the Second Vatican Council's call for a greater fare of Scripture during Mass. By the time the Lectionary was revised and published between 1998 and 2002, it had grown to four volumes. Because of the revision, many weekday celebrations of saints were assigned texts that had not been so in the 1970 Lectionary. Because of the Lectionary's success, many other Christian denominations adopted and adapted the Lectionary to fit their own needs. Thus, Anglicans, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Methodists, Lutherans, and many others began to use the Lectionary. In those churches that have weekday services, the same Scripture texts may be heard along with the same celebration of a saint. This volume provides reflections on the proper biblical passages for weekday saints. Any member of a Christian congregation marking the celebration of a saint on a weekday will find these reflections on the Scripture texts assigned to a particular saint very helpful.
Have you ever been inspired? Have you been motivated to go further than you ever have before—to reach for the stars? Who was that person who inspired you? Why were they able to influence you? How did they do it? What was it about them—do you know? Is there a secret to inspiring others to catch your vision and make it a reality for themselves? Do you realize you, too, can motivate and inspire others to reach beyond their “internal boundaries” which have blocked them from success? The answer to all these questions can be discovered through biblical principles—“Three universal secrets to successful leadership.” It all begins by allowing your spirit of Barnabas to emerge. The “Barnabas Touch” has been specifically fashioned to challenge you, to encourage you, and to unleash the power of the passionate and purposeful leader inside of you—the one you have been destined to be. So, “Open your mind, open your heart and open this book – your successful future awaits you.”
Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation. The Common English Bible is relevant, readable, and reliable. The result is a new version that the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand. 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 faith traditions and 77 reading specialists in 13 denominations worked on this translation.
Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation. The Common English Bible is relevant, readable, and reliable. The result is a new version that the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand. 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 faith traditions and 77 reading specialists in 13 denominations worked on this translation. Contains Apocrypha books.
A second edition of Just James became necessary with the announcement of the discovery of a Jewish ossuary, or burial box, inscribed in Aramaic with the words, as commonly translated, James son of Joseph brother of Jesus. Through the publicity surrounding the controversial discovery many people are now aware that Jesus of Nazareth had a famous brother named James. How does the ossuary relate to understanding that James and that Jesus? This work sets out the varied considerations concerning this question while providing access to the early sources concerning James. In the process John Painter buttresses the case for recognizing James as the direct successor to Jesus and the leader of the original Christian movement in Jerusalem.
"The Sacred Writings Of ..." provides you with the essential works among the Christian writings. The volumes cover the beginning of Christianity until medieval times. This volume is accurately annotated, including * an extensive biography of the author and his life Contents: Introductory Note The Epistle of Barnabas Chapter I.-After the Salutation, the Writer Declares that He Would Communicate to His Brethren Something of that Which He Had Himself Received. Chapter II.-The Jewish Sacrifices are Now Abolished. Chapter III.-The Fasts of the Jews are Not True Fasts, Nor Acceptable to God. Chapter IV.-Antichrist is at Hand: Let Us Therefore Avoid Jewish Errors. Chapter V.-The New Covenant, Founded on the Sufferings of Christ, Tends to Our Salvation, But to the Jews' Destruction. Chapter VI.-The Sufferings of Christ, and the New Covenant, Were Announced by the Prophets. Chapter VII.-Fasting, and the Goat Sent Away, Were Types of Christ. Chapter VIII.-The Red Heifer a Type of Christ. Chapter IX.-The Spiritual Meaning of Circumcision. Chapter X.-Spiritual Significance of the Precepts of Moses Respecting Different Kinds of Food. Chapter XI.-Baptism and the Cross Prefigured in the Old Testament. Chapter XII.-The Cross of Christ Frequently Announced in the Old Testament. Chapter XIII.-Christians, and Not Jews, the Heirs of the Covenant. Chapter XIV.-The Lord Hath Given Us the Testament Which Moses Received and Broke. Chapter XV.-The False and the True Sabbath. Chapter XVI.-The Spiritual Temple of God. Chapter XVII.-Conclusionof the First Part of the Epistle. Chapter XVIII.-Second Part of the Epistle. The Two Ways. Chapter XIX.-The Way of Light. Chapter XX.-The Way of Darkness. Chapter XXI.-Conclusion. Footnotes:
The theme of WORDS OF LIFE for 2012 is faith. This edition looks at our 'Faith Journey'. Beginning with a series on prayer, we then have the Israelites moving into the Promised Land. Observing the rise of a united kingdom under King David, we see how human weakness can break even those close to God. After Ezra's story of reconstruction and regeneration, we consider the question of suffering in the compelling book of Job. Guest writer Major Sasmoko Hertjahjo (Indonesia) provides a beautiful Pentecost series. In the New Testament we explore God's story recorded by Matthew, along with the opening of John's Gospel; then, in Acts, see the good news spreading and the Church being started. In various psalms and proverbs, as well as hymns, we find that our faith journey is both corporate and personal.
The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction From Vlad the Impaler to Barnabas Collins to Edward Cullen to Dracula and Bill Compton, renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, PhD takes the reader on a vast, alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, pop culture, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead exposes everything about the blood thirsty predator. Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal, and The Vampire Book explores it all. The historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Transylvania to plague-infested Europe to Nostradamus and from modern literature to movies and TV series, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.
Zappos was broke in 1999 and in 2009 sold itself to Amazon for $1.2 BILLION. How did they do it? Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh says they succeeded then and now because of his laser focus on developing a superior company culture. The question is, how can YOU do it? This book, The Company Culture Challenge, does more than tell you how. It gives you a step-by-step strategic plan to transform your organization into a high profit leader as you learn how to fully engage your employees and serve your clients so well they can't live without you. Where did it come from? Sick of ideas and random strategies offered by other authors, entrepreneurs David Russell and Rob Betzel developed this 7-step process to transform any company culture into a team of people who take ownership for making certain clients are happy. And happy customers drive faster growth and higher profits. Do not wait. This system is a game changer for any leadership team willing to implement it. In The Company Culture Challenge, these two business zealots have done the work for you. Leaders who follow their straightforward step-by-step system will transform slackers into superstars and casual customers into loyal evangelists. This is crucial information for companies of all sizes because customers have more options than ever, and you need them to think only of you.