God's People in God's Land

Family, Land, and Property in the Old Testament

Author: Christopher J. H. Wright

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing


Category: Religion

Page: 284

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In recent sociological approaches to the Old Testament, Christians have been finding unexpected resources for their ethical reflection and action relative to the modern world's pressing social and economic dilemmas. This unique survey by Christopher Wright examines life in Old Testament Israel from an ethical perspective by considering how the economic facts of Israel's social structure were related to the people's religious beliefs. Observing the centrality of the family in social, economic and religious spheres of Israelite life, Wright analyzes Israel's theology of land, the rights and responsibilities of property owners, and the socioeconomic and legal status of dependent persons in ancient Israel - wives, children, and slaves - showing the mutual interaction between such laws, institutions, and customs and the nation's covenant relationship with God. While primarily exegetical, God's People in God's Land contains many useful insights for Christian social ethics: Wright suggests how the ethical application of his findings might proceed as Christians with different theological perspectives and cultural contexts seek to work out the relevance of the Old Testament for today.

God Land

A Story of Faith, Loss, and Renewal in Middle America

Author: Lyz Lenz

Publisher: Indiana University Press


Category: Religion

Page: 168

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In the wake of the 2016 election, Lyz Lenz watched as her country and her marriage were torn apart by the competing forces of faith and politics. A mother of two, a Christian, and a lifelong resident of middle America, Lenz was bewildered by the pain and loss around her—the empty churches and the broken hearts. What was happening to faith in the heartland? From drugstores in Sydney, Iowa, to skeet shooting in rural Illinois, to the mega churches of Minneapolis, Lenz set out to discover the changing forces of faith and tradition in God's country. Part journalism, part memoir, God Land is a journey into the heart of a deeply divided America. Lenz visits places of worship across the heartland and speaks to the everyday people who often struggle to keep their churches afloat and to cope in a land of instability. Through a thoughtful interrogation of the effects of faith and religion on our lives, our relationships, and our country, God Land investigates whether our divides can ever be bridged and if America can ever come together.

God's Land

Author: Dr. Ayman otoom

Publisher: الابداع الفكري


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 376

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About the novel: A new novel written by the novelist Dr. Ayman Otoom The protagonist of the novel (Omar bin Sayyid), who was born in Senegal in 1770 AD, as an army comes to occupy his country in 1800 AD, taken as a slave to (Charleston) in southern North America, Omar had a cultural upbringing, he memorized the Qur’an, was well off, married before he was enslaved, and left his wife pregnant... He did not know after these years of slavery whether she had been enslaved with him in the same campaign or in other subsequent one of slave traders, and he did not know Whether she had given birth to their only son or not... Yet he still clings to the hope that he will be freed from his slavery and that he will meet them... But his hopes have not been fulfilled, and he dies as a slave in 1863 AD after he was over ninety years old; which was one year before US President Abraham Lincoln passed the end of the slave trade and liberate the enslaved people... Where a manuscript is found that he wrote on parchment in which he narrated his biography before his death, and this is a real parchment kept by the Library of Congress and released to the public a short time ago... It is the story of an Islamic scholar who has lived in slavery for more than sixty years, in which he is exposed to countless forms of injustice, humiliation, torture and pain... The novel is told through notes or letters sent by the hero to his son, who does not know whether he has remained alive after those long years or not.

God, Land and Man

Author: John Tock

Publisher: Xulon Press


Category: Religion

Page: 134

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John Tock was born in Iowa and converted to Christ at age 16. He has a B.A. and a Th.B. from Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa and a M.A. from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana. John has served as a campus missionary and a pastor for 39 years. His wife Ann was promoted to glory in November 2006 after 36 years of marriage and five children. In July 2007, he married Allyn. They united with Sovereign Grace Bible Church in Phoenix, Arizona in January 2008 where he serves as a teaching elder. John collects turtles to remind him to be patient and persevere.

The Devil in God's Land

An Eritrean Play

Author: Bereket H. Selassie

Publisher: African Books Collective


Category: Drama

Page: 118

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This is a Drama based on contemporary political realities in some African countries, which arrived at liberation through armed struggle. Eritrea (God's land, according to the ancient Egyptians) is an example of a country and society in convulsion because of the abandonment by its leadership, particularly among the ex-combatants, of the lofty principles of democracy, serving the people, equality and solidarity: aspirations that characterized the rhetoric of the revolution. The incidences and personalities in it are, however, purely fictitious although similarities are bound to exist since the principles during the wars of liberation and the abuses thereafter tend to be the same in all undemocratic countries. Poetic license has been used to draw characters from the army, students, political dissidents and political opportunists, the Catholic Church and a nun who escapes rape but is martyred in the process of resistance. This is a drama with elements of suspense, farce, comedy and tragedy, woven in a way that will not fail to move the reader in and outside Eritrea by the in depth understanding of the inside workings and "intelligence" of a contemporary African dictatorship.

Reflections of God's Holy Land

A Personal Journey Through Israel

Author: Eva Marie Everson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson


Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Discover the origin of the Word of God, and the Land of His Heartbeat in Reflections of God’s Holy Land: A Personal Journey Through Israel. This unique armchair tour of Israel includes four-color photographs, related scriptures, historical and archaeological information about each area, and a description of what it looks and feels like to be there today. Providing more than a coffee table book of slick photographs, authors Everson and Feinberg-Vamosh (one Christian, one Jewish) enlighten readers with a deeper understanding of the land of Israel-the land that holds not only God's story but the story of His people. Features include: Beautiful photographs with cross-referenced scriptures of 40 significant biblical locations Historical and archaeological comment and present-day perspective Endorsements: "You've always wanted to go to the Holy Land, and this book will only deepen that longing. If for any reason you can't go, Reflections of God's Holy Land is the next best thing. You'll feel as if you've been there. Don't miss this." -Jerry B. Jenkins, Novelist "If you've been to Israel, this book will feel like a return trip. I highly recommend you settle in with a cup of something and experience the beauty and inspiration of these pages! I love it!!" -Marilyn Meberg, Women of Faith® Speaker & Author

For God, Land & Love

Son of Rozari Book 3

Author: J. Naomi Ay

Publisher: J. Naomi Ay


Category: Fiction


View: 261

After spending six months in the SpaceForce brig for the crime of saving an Allied Starship, Kacia finds herself back on Rozari, married off to a man she assumed she hated, while the one man she loved is apparently indifferent. Well, Mish is indifferent, isn’t he? Ruka is pretty sure that his former squire doesn’t care about any one of them. That would include the two young boys which Ruka is raising as his own. Except there’s this odd thing going on with Mish, which coincidentally happens whenever one of them is near; bloody tears that seep from his eyes. In the meantime, Eryk is discharged from the SpaceForce and sent back to Rozari, tasked with building giant domes. Prince Dillon ponders what they are for before concluding the worst: Mish is intent on destroying Rozari and killing them all.

In God's Land

Author: Martin Andersen Nexø



Category: Danish fiction

Page: 343

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The Creative Word

Canon as a Model for Biblical Education

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing


Category: Religion

Page: 167

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The author analyzes the theology and function of the three divisions of the Hebrew Bible: Torah, Prophets, and Writings.