Sermons in Stones

Sermons in Stones


Sermons in Stones

Or, Scripture Confirmed by Geology

Sermons in Stones

This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!

Sermons in Stone

The Stone Walls of New England and New York

Sermons in Stone

A history of stone wall construction traces significant eras and structures from the Ice Age to the present, assessing how stone wall building has been shaped by influences ranging from slavery and territorial disputes to immigration and suburbanization, in a chronicle complemented by evocative ink drawings. Original.

Prehistoric Rock Art in Britain

Sermons in Stone

Prehistoric Rock Art in Britain

In this latest book the prolific Stan Beckensall returns to his principal specialism, Britains prehistoric rock art.

The Victorian Pulpit

Spoken and Written Sermons in Nineteenth-century Britain

The Victorian Pulpit

The Victorian Pulpit is the first book to employ the methods of orality-literacy scholarship in the study of the nineteenth-century British sermon. The first chapters present three ways in which Victorian preaching was a conflation of oral and written practice. The second part is an analysis of the rhetoric of three prominent ministers. The book concludes by suggesting other ways of bringing orality-literacy studies and Victorian scholarship together.

Creating Children's Sermons

51 Visual Lessons

Creating Children's Sermons

Using everyday items such as balloons, flashlights, and bubble gum, Bucky Dann -- a pastor popular with both children and adults -- demonstrates in 51 simple lessons how children can begin to understand the teachings of Jesus, Bible truths, and even the meaning of atonement and discipleship. In each practical sermon suggestion, Dann includes a Biblical text, an outline of the theme, a list of needed materials, a statement of goals, and techniques for teaching. He examines how children held a special place in Jesus' own ministry, how children are the future of the church, and how the childhood years are the most formative for establishing beliefs. Invaluable for pastors, church school teachers, and others who work with children, this unique and creative book offers effective ways to make children a vital part of the worship and ministry of the church.

Precious Stones

For Curative Wear; and Other Remedial Uses: Likewise the Nobler Metals

Precious Stones

Precious Stones: For Curative Wear; and Other Remedial Uses presents the different gem stones that is regarded as a powerful tool to cure the ailing in ancient times. This book discusses the myths, superstitions, and biblical significance associated with the stone. It particularly demonstrates the belief of ancient people in the power of the diamond. Some of the topics covered in the book are the weight, historical background, and healing effects of diamond. Considerable chapters examine the weight, origin, and healing effects of these gem stone, including amethyst, aqua-marine, ruby, calcium, copper, jade, jasper, emerald, iron, and lapis lazuli. The remaining chapters are devoted to the occult power of other precious stones. The book can provide useful information to the general reader.

Celluloid Sermons

The Emergence of the Christian Film Industry, 1930-1986

Celluloid Sermons

Christian filmmaking, done outside of the corporate Hollywood industry and produced for Christian churches, affected a significant audience of church people. Protestant denominations and individuals believed that they could preach and teach more effectively through the mass medium of film. Although suspicion toward the film industry marked many conservatives during the early 1930s, many Christian leaders came to believe in the power of technology to convert or to morally instruct people. Thus the growth of a Christian film industry was an extension of the Protestant tradition of preaching, with the films becoming celluloid sermons. Celluloid Sermons is the first historical study of this phenomenon. Terry Lindvall and Andrew Quicke highlight key characters, studios, and influential films of the movement from 1930 to 1986—such as the Billy Graham Association, with its major WorldWide Pictures productions of films like The Hiding Place, Ken Curtis’ Gateway Films, the apocalyptic “end-time” films by Mark IV (e.g. Thief in the Night), and the instructional video-films of Dobson’s Focus on the Family--assessing the extent to which the church’s commitment to filmmaking accelerated its missions and demonstrating that its filmic endeavors had the unintended consequence of contributing to the secularization of liberal denominations.