Gem is a girl who feels that everything in life has a deeper meaning, but she doesn't know how to find it. When she saves the life of a wandering monk, she asks him to be her teacher. He refuses. But he has no choice. Gem and the monk have many adventures together, some dangerous, some humorous and all of them deeply spiritual. But who is the teacher and who is the student? Gem's story is a heartwarming novel about personal growth and two peoples' search for the infinite.
All my life I have loved books and reading. A few special books have influenced the way I think, love, and exist in the world. This book shares a few of them, and why they have had such a profound effect on me."
Practical Ways to View Fornication from a Biblical Viewpoint
Author: Evelyn Burns
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Fornication is the oldest theme of history embedded in the human psyche. The scope of fornication needs to be expanded for clearer understanding in respect to our youthsthe reason why youths do not view fornication outside of a physical sexual encounter between two people. This education should first begin in the home and then in the church and should be taught from a biblical aspect, breaking down how the body on a whole not just in portion is used to fornicate against God. It merges fornication through the concept of a sexual nature. This book breaks down the boundary of spiritual versus physical.
A child is born in the West Indies. She is sweet, inquisitive, bright, sensitive and caring all qualities that she will maintain for many, many years to come. The sister islands of Trinidad and Tobago are among her earliest homes. She lives and learns in the most beautiful and popular areas of all the Caribbean, where rich legacies and history precede her: Once ruled by both Spain and Britain, today Trinidad and Tobago are governed by their own proud people, whove kept the traditions and culture of their ancestors since long before the islands found independence in 1962. Located just off the coast of South America, these small territories have developed an identity throughout the years that is completely their own. Dr. Eric Williams, the legendary Caribbean scholar, became the first prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, which is one of the most diversely populated ethnic regions in the world. People of African, Native West Indian, Asian, and European descent live, love and mingle together on these lovely islands in the sunshine. English is mainly spoken among residents, but one will often hear traces of Creole, African and other language dialects in the colorful words and rhythmic accents of those who reside there. And when it comes to rhythm its hard to mention the islands without mentioning the lively calypso sounds that have entertained countless music lovers throughout the western world. Hearing them, the child one day becomes a woman who is told she naturally walks to a calypso beat. As far back as 1498, explorer Christopher Columbus named Trinidad in honor of the Holy Trinity, and it remains a place where worshipers, many of whom are Catholic, give praise and thanks to the Creator. With more than one million people on both islands, the majority of inhabitants live in Trinidad, while about four percent of the population calls Tobago home. Trinidads major event is the Carnival, a week-long festival of live music, costumes and parades through the street. The event attracts people from throughout the world. In fact, both islands are visited by travelers from around the globe, who enjoy pleasant weather, beaches more beautiful than postcards, tropical trees and delicious home-grown fruits. With generations of people tracing roots to the area, Trinidad and Tobago have become not only a visitors destination, but a cradle to which great scholars, entertainers and athletes in America and elsewhere often return. This cradle in the Caribbean has given birth to the Gittens family. It has provided the earliest sights, sounds and sensibilities that influenced that special little child born into the family, a daughter who will become known as Black Pearl.
These rich and varied Bible Gems will take you on a journey - one which involves heart and mind. They weave together aspects of Israels vibrant past and her stunning geography, and at the same time illuminate shining new facets of the biblical texts. Israels history is long and intriguing, and her landscape embraces snowy mountains, deserts and the heights of Jerusalem, the city sacred to three faiths. This is the nation whose poets and prophets set down the scriptures they bequeathed to the following generations, which have helped shape the world in which we live today. In the Gems the mysterious symbolism of the feasts of Israel is unfolded, offering treasures of wisdom concerning the foundational keys of our modern culture. They will profoundly impact your imagination and enhance your spiritual life of faith.
The Spiritual Journey of a New Age Seeker to the Light of Christ and the Eastern Orthodox Church
Author: Veronica Hughes
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
How did a New Age seeker wind up in the Eastern Orthodox Church? The Pearl of Great Price is the story of a unique Christian conversion. It is about the spiritual journey of a wayward Catholic New Age Baby Boomer to Jesus Christ and Eastern Orthodox Christianity. • "If you don't believe in the reality of spiritual warfare, • if you are convinced that miracles belong to a bygone era, • if you have always assumed that all paths to the Orthodox Church are basically the same, then you must read The Pearl of Great Price. The book is likewise a precious gem—a moving memoir that you are sure to treasure for its grateful testament to the grace of God." Bobby Maddex, Operations Manager, Ancient Faith Radio Senior Editor, Salvo Magazine" My book is about seeking and finding. It is a unique story of Christian conversion. "I journeyed long and far to discover my Pearl of Great Price." Through a series of remarkable relationships and deep reflection I realized I had to come to terms with my past and my issues not only the church, but Christianity in general. Not until I had healed and reconciled both personally and with the church could I move beyond judging it and myself to be able to touch the heart of my personal struggles to find the "Truth, the Way and the Light" in Jesus Christ and Eastern Orthodox Christianity. How God could bring me from a total immersion into Eastern Religions and the New Age to the Eastern Orthodox Church amazes me still! I would not have imagined becoming Christian would have been the outcome of my struggles and spiritual journey. For a more in-depth window into my book and my experiences you can go www.pearlofgreatpriceorthodox.com for: Podcast interviews Videos Book Reviews and much more...