THE HILARIOUS ANNUAL COLLECTION OF READERS’ LETTERS THAT WERE JUST TOO LEFT-FIELD, OUTRAGEOUS OR WITTY TO MAKE THE PAGES OF THE TELEGRAPH. ‘SIR – Two days of news about the Duchess of Cambridge, and you haven’t yet told us about her hospital gown. Who designed it? How much did it cost? And has she worn it before?’ ‘SIR – Sede vacante has not always been connected with the death of a pope. When I was growing up in the 1970s we would use the expression at home to denote that the bathroom was free.’ ‘SIR – Being a devoted husband, as well as a staunch and active member of the Conservative Party, I’d be grateful to learn what further changes it will adopt, especially in regard to monogamy. My wife could do with a bit more help around the house.’ ‘SIR – Am I alone in wishing for an episode of the BBC’s Countryfile in which a presenter’s offer to “lend a hand” is turned down?’ ‘SIR – I see in your Cyprus Bailout Live blog, at 13:55, a reference to the “Finish [sic] Europe Minister”. Thank goodness it is all over.’ A letters page may seem antiquated in an era of texting and tweets, yet the Telegraph’s letters writers – often bemused, sometimes furious, always erudite – are a breed apart. ‘Writing to the Telegraph lets off steam,’ confesses one regular correspondent – and thank goodness for the rest of us that it does. Now that anyone can publish their opinions online, the Telegraph letters page remains a rare bastion of well-written, carefully edited wit on the topics of the day. In this fifth volume of wise, waggish and downright outrageous letters for which there wasn’t enough space – or editorial stomach – in the paper, we offer another hilariously alternative review of the year. With an agenda as enticing as ever, ranging from Chris Huhne’s speeding points to a royal baby, a new Pope to Andy Murray, it will prove, once again, that the Telegraph’s letters writers have an astute sense of what really matters.
“What Am I Missing?” Illuminates the difficult life lesson that everyone is missing something in their lives. This truth includes six significant characters of the Hebrew Bible: Abraham and Rachel; Moses and Miriam; and David and Esther. Using texts from the Hebrew Bible as our source of interpretation, we search for the meaning of ‘what-is-missing’ in each of them and ourselves. These challenges provoke questions that have no simple answers and stimulate us to reflect on being a human with purpose and hope today.
This book was written during some of the most intense, compounding, and suffering moments that I experienced. What is meant literally to be head pounding and raging emotional cycles of extreme bliss to chaos and back. This book is a creation through me of that nature and the strength for which is preserved within it. It is a story of survival, knowledge, and wisdom. An expression of the catacomb of life force that is also the representation of us all, not as a tomb, but as a vault of knowledge, experiences, and wisdom built on the ages of human existence from the beginning to the end. I want you all to know that in the end, I found gratitude for the experience even though the vortex was the most horrifying place to go. Many have suffered its fate to a dismal ending of suicide, yet I am a survivor, one who has converted its negative energies to the positive force. This force that is passed from one to another, looking to focus in, had found itself challenged by my own wit, desires, and struggles to find the truth. The knowledge of its existence and the beholder of its cycle should be known by all of us so that it can be nourished for the good of humanity, not the control of them. The Satanist views of the days past have been inverted for the enlightenment has taken hold and will endure for the future existence of humanity. My experience was like the Manchurian candidate 7 billion fold. God bless him who has the strength to withstand this vortex in the next cycle. God bless you all.
More than 50 years ago scientists made a remarkable discovery, proclaiming, "We have found the secret of life ... and it's so pretty!" The secret was the discovery that life is helixical, two strands wound around a single axis—what most of us know today as the model for DNA. Over the course of his ministry, author Leonard Sweet has discovered that this divine design also informs God's blueprint for the church. In this seminal work, he shares the woven strands that form the church: missional, relational, and incarnational. Sweet declares that this secret is not just pretty, but beautiful. In fact, So Beautiful! Using the poignant life of John Newton as a touchstone, Sweet calls for the re-union of these three essential, complementary strands of the Christian life. Far from a novel idea, Sweet shows how this structure is God's original intent, and shares the simply beautiful design for His church.
Christian Worship deals with the importance of the Word and sacrament in a time when congregations are questioning the form and relevance of worship. Does it matter what happens in worship? What is the motivation for worship? Can more than one generation worship together? Commissioned by the Office of Theology and Worship of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), this volume suggests that the answers to these and other questions have always been available in the rich treasury of the Church's theology. That treasury need only be reexamined in light of contemporary faith to provide renewal and a sense of vitality to worship.
This book is about the author’s personal experiences of the insanity of everyday living and her experiences as a black person and a woman. She has written it in a way that is meant to be engaging. Barbara opens up and invites her reader to experience her life through prose, narration and poetry. In inviting you, the reader, into conversation with her, she hopes to create and encourage dialogue on many fronts.
The hidden nature of life is revealed—at least the path to discovering it. Illumination into higher dimensions of knowledge must be a personal experience. You can be guided, but you must walk the path yourself in order to appreciate the value of truth. The process will, if you have a longing for truth, gradually lift you to the vision of the Light. When you experience this, you will realize an ability to see beyond your five sensory limits. This book will serve as an awakening to possibilities you never dreamed possible—but within your reach.Experience the amazing dimensions of knowledge waiting for you.
A topical and timely exploration of the ten questions that shape readers' lives.The Answer is not the last self-help book we'll ever need, but it is the first book to turn to when life inevitably asks a question and waits for the answer that we-and only we-can provide. Living in a fear-saturated culture and feeling overwhelmed has us constantly looking for answers of all kinds-sprinting after anything and anyone to make us feel safe. The Answer liberates us from that constant fear and endless scurrying. By examining ten thought-provoking questions, The Answeroffers an unexpected approach to discovering the truths, wisdom, and insights that will transform our lives in sustainable ways. By trusting questions as a driving, natural, and nourishing force in life, we can begin to trust ourselves to find the answers that are right for us.
A retired divorced psychiatrist relocates to Boston to escape into his own world. That world is invaded by murder, counterfeit drug dealers, lovers, bogus and real detectives. This stew of personalities and events help him discover who he really is. Or does it?