Within the historic Greco-Roman international, it used to be universal perform to curse or bind an enemy or rival by means of writing an incantation on a pill and dedicating it to a god or spirit. those curses or binding spells, generally known as defixiones have been meant to convey folks less than the facility and keep an eye on of these who commissioned them. greater than one thousand such texts, written among the fifth Century B.C.E. and the fifth Century C.E., were came across from North Africa to England, and from Syria to Spain. Extending into each point of historical life--athletic and theatrical competitions, judicial court cases, amorous affairs, enterprise rivalries, and the restoration of stolen property--they make clear a brand new size of classical research formerly inaccessible. the following, for the 1st time, those texts were translated into English with a considerable translator's creation revealing the cultural, social, and old context for the texts. This ebook will curiosity historians, classicists, students of faith, and people occupied with historic magic.
By Karen Armstrong
"An admirable and bold paintings of synthesis that would supply perception and delight to millions of lay readers."
THE WASHINGTON put up booklet WORLD
In this stunningly clever booklet, Karen Armstrong, one in every of Britain's most desirable commentators on spiritual affairs, lines the historical past of the way women and men have perceived and skilled God, from the time of Abraham to the current. From classical philsophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the fashionable age of skepticism, Karen Armstrong plays the close to miracle of distilling the highbrow background of monotheism into one fantastically readable quantity, destined to take its position as a vintage.
By Paul Thigpen
love it or now not, you're at conflict. You face a robust enemy out to damage you. you reside at the battlefield, so that you can’t get away the conflict.
It’s a religious warfare with the most important outcomes on your daily life and its final result will verify your everlasting destiny.
you want to interact the Enemy. And as you struggle, you wish a handbook for non secular Warfare.
This advisor for religious warriors may also help you know, withstand, and conquer the Devil’s assaults. half One, “Preparing for Battle,” solutions those serious questions:
- who's devil, and what powers does he have?
- What are his regular strategies?
- Who fights him along us in battle?
- What non secular guns and armor will we possess?
- How will we maintain the Enemy out of our camp?
half , “Aids in Battle,” presents you those crucial resources:
- instructing approximately non secular conflict from Scripture and Church documents
- Scripture verses for battle
- knowledge and concept from saints who fought Satan
- Prayers for cover, deliverance, and victory
- Rosary meditations, hymns, and different devotions for non secular combat
St. Paul urges us to “fight the nice struggle of the religion” (1 Tim 6:12). Take this handbook for religious conflict with you into battle.
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By Dwight Armstrong, Ross Jutsum
This is often the paperback variation of the hymnal utilized by the continued Church of God. It involves all of the songs that have been a part of the 1974 version of 'The Bible Hymnal' utilized by the previous world wide Church of God, plus ten different hymns that Herbert Armstrong authorized that have been written by means of Ross Jutsum. The songs during this e-book are basically the Psalms and different passages within the Bible set to track.
bought three mins? You’ll locate the knowledge and encouragement you wish with those just-right-sized readings from the vintage writings of Charles Spurgeon! This pleasant devotional packs a strong dose of suggestion into dozens of 3-minute readings designed to fulfill you correct the place you're in existence. Minute 1: meditate on a scripture choice; Minute 2: learn via a devotional created only for you; Minute three: learn a prayer designed to assist jump-start your dialog with God. In three brief mins, you’ll be in your method to whole non secular renewal!
By Marie M. Fortune
By Max Lucado
They have been the main severe hours in background. For in the course of these six hours on that Friday, God embedded within the earth anchors stable adequate to resist any storm-even those Christians face this present day. demanding situations, temptations, and tragedies threaten to overturn and sink each believer-but it will be ok, says Max Lucado. simply anchor deep. during this audio free up of the empowering bestseller, Lucado finds the 3 sturdy anchors believers can expect this present day: their lives aren't futile, their disasters aren't deadly, and their deaths should not ultimate. these Six Hours One Friday equip readers to carry on it doesn't matter what the forecast.
By Daniel Johnson
Human nature turns out to call for that we search to make experience of the that means and function of occasions in our lives. and there's no higher fight than attempting to comprehend the ache and discomfort that we and others we adore usually suffer.
humans of religion additionally fight to reconcile the concept that of a loving God and the truth of affliction. regardless of the desire we're given, there's nonetheless melancholy and questions, similar to:
- Why did God enable this happen?
- What does all this particularly suggest in my realizing of God?
- Why can&’t i locate peace in my heart?
Daniel E. Johnson opens a door at the anguish in his personal lifestyles and the way he has drawn that means and desire from those painful trips, supplying a direction for others misplaced within the darkness and hopelessness of doubt to find convenience and peace in God’s unfailing love.
“When You Ask Why is succinct, well-written, direct, beneficial, and inspiring. It touches your center in its simplicity.” Zig Ziglar
By Henri J. M. Nouwen
This is often Henri Nouwen's "secret journal." It was written throughout the such a lot tricky interval of his existence, while he abruptly misplaced his self-esteem, his power to dwell and paintings, his feel of being enjoyed, even his wish in God. even though he skilled excruciating affliction and melancholy, he was once nonetheless capable of retain a magazine during which he wrote a religious vital to himself on a daily basis that emerged from his conversations with associates and supporters.
For greater than 8 years, Henri Nouwen felt that what he wrote used to be too uncooked and personal to percentage with others. in its place, he released The go back of the Prodigal Son, during which he expressed a few of the insights received in the course of his psychological and religious situation. yet then acquaintances requested him, "Why continue your pain hidden from the numerous those that were nurtured through your writing? would it be of comfort for lots of to grasp in regards to the fierce internal conflict that lies beneath such a lot of of your non secular insights?"
For the numerous women and men who've to pass though the ache of damaged relationships, or who are suffering from the lack of a family member, this booklet concerning the internal voice of affection bargains new braveness, new wish, even new existence.
By Randy Alcorn
No writer in heritage has extra fabric in print than Charles Spurgeon. in the course of his lifetime, Spurgeon and his writings affected the area everywhere. this day, approximately one hundred twenty years after his dying, numerous humans proceed to have a keenness for this London preacher, and an increasing number of observe him on a daily basis. a few of Spurgeon’s strongest sermons have been those who he preached concerning Heaven. Up in the past, besides the fact that, only a few of those sermons were available to a mass viewers. In what's bound to turn into an immediate vintage, best-selling writer Randy Alcorn has compiled the main profound non secular insights related to eternity from those sermons and organized them into an easily-accessible, hugely inspirational devotional layout entire along with his personal reviews and devotional options. no matter if you're acquainted with the works of Charles Spurgeon or no longer, you're in for a deal with, as Alcorn invitations you to sit down on the toes of the Prince of Preachers and detect undying pearls of knowledge from one of many maximum theological minds of all time.