Doctor Who has always contained a rich current of religious themes and ideas. In its very first episode it asked how humans rationalize the seemingly supernatural, as two snooping schoolteachers refused to accept that the TARDIS was real. More recently it has toyed with the mystery of Doctor's real name, perhaps an echo of ancient religions and rituals in which knowledge of the secret name of a god, angel or demon was thought to grant a mortal power over the entity. But why does Doctor Who intersect with religion so often, and what do such instances tell us about the society that produces the show and the viewers who engage with it? The writers of Religion and Doctor Who: Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith attempt to answer these questions through an in-depth analysis of the various treatments of religion throughout every era of the show's history. While the majority of chapters focus on the television show Doctor Who, the authors also look at audios, novels, and the response of fandom. Their analyses--all written in an accessible but academically thorough style--reveal that examining religion in a long-running series such as Doctor Who can contribute to a number of key debates within faith communities and religious history. Most importantly, it provides another way of looking at why Doctor Who continues to inspire, to engage, and to excite generations of passionate fans, whatever their position on faith. The contributors are drawn from the UK, the USA, and Australia, and their approaches are similarly diverse. Chapters have been written by film scholars and sociologists; theologians and historians; rhetoricians, philosophers and anthropologists. Some write from the perspective of a particular faith or belief; others write from the perspective of no religious belief. All, however, demonstrate a solid knowledge of and affection for the brilliance of Doctor Who.
In today's fast-paced world, it is easy to feel like you are missing something--like your moment has passed you by. In "Don't Miss Your Moment," Juday Jacobs presents a message of hope: it isn't too late! With both contemporary and scriptural examples, she demonstrates how you can get back in touch with your dreams, experience the best of life's moments, and follow the promises of God to the destiny He has for you!
Whether you are a long-time lover of the Word of God, hungering for a deeper walk with Christ, or a new Christian and reading the Bible seems overwhelming, Revealed in Ephesians: The Mystery of Who I am in Christ is an exhilarating in-depth, inductive study to reveal the hope of your calling in Christ Jesus. This 12 week study equips women to grow in confidence in prayer, and to read the scriptures through the revelation of the Holy Spirit in 5 days a week personal study. Learn to seek the Lord for personal intimacy through his Spirit, to find spiritual and emotional health in relationships, to overcome obstacles like bitterness, fear and depression through God’s truth, to understand your position in Christ, and to be empowered in spiritual warfare with a study of the armor of God. Each day of study begins by teaching you to personalize Paul’s prayers for the Ephesians. There is a daily focus on committing these prayers — and other key scriptures — to memory. Briana teaches women to use Bible study tools and apps to bring everyday study to life. This is not just a fill in the blank study, but includes commentary and a “bringing it home” challenge for life-changing personal and family application. Revealed in Ephesians can be used as a group study, with free online teachings, or a personal, daily Bible study. You will have free access to podcasts and videos of Briana’s teaching on the overarching principles and challenging parts of the daily studies at briananei.com
The second YA novel from the author of the critically acclaimed ST. MICHAEL'S SCALES will twist you in knots with its suspenseful and shattering take on faith, hope, and miracles. Andi Grant adores her 6-year-old brother Daniel, a "miracle child" who fell down a mine shaft and survived. People regularly come to him for blessings and healings (which sometimes seem to work), and Andi is horrified by his exploitation, esp. when she finds signs of a stalker around their home. With the help of her once-and-maybe-future boyfriend Jeff, she comes up with a plan so audacious, so dramatic, it will stop the attention on Daniel forever: an "Anti-Miracle" that will unravel with the slightest examination of the facts, and cast doubt on Daniel's powers forever after. (cont.)
Each one of us is a masterpiece created by God with unique gifts and potential for success. Every life matters, and Dr. Erickson seeks to show readers how to discover and develop their God-given purpose - finding that "Greater Yes" - so as to make the greatest possible impact on the lives of everyone around them. Included in the book are five interactive caluculation tools, to help discover and deploy your "yes."
Studies show, that to this present day there are ultimately 29.2 million slaves in this world. And I was one of them. For twenty-six years I couldn’t say a word. I was kidnapped from reality and brainwashed by my captivator’s discretion. I have been beaten, bruised, mentally, physically, and sexually abused. I never thought I would get this opportunity, but here it is. I can acknowledge my ailments, knowing it could be worst and be appreciative for the strength I have left to fight. I am now free from what was and I can embrace what’s to come. I can chase my dreams, because as of now, I am Delivered!
First and foremost we give special thanks to our father who art in Heaven for being the Author and Finisher of our faith and for the gifts and talents that you have so graciously bestowed upon us to perform such duties as sharing the gospel by all means giving you the Glory, Honor and the praise for who you are in our lives, we love you in full effect for eternity thank you for your unconditional, unselfish love. We would also like to thank our lord and savior Jesus Christ for our union and for life health and strength and our children, parents, pastor, first lady, siblings, church family whom we love very much.