Religion & Faith (30)

Cathedrals and Churches of Europe

ISBN: 9783848006908

Author: Dr Barbara Borngasser    Publisher: h f Ullmann

This marvelously illustrated volume takes us to a journey throughout Europe’s most beautiful and magnificent sacred buildings. As the very heart and center of ...


This marvelously illustrated volume takes us to a journey throughout Europe’s most beautiful and magnificent sacred buildings. As the very heart and center of most cities and villages, churches, cathedrals and basilicas have shaped the regional landscape in Europe to a great extent. Their architecture bears witness to the matchless skills of craftsmen and the mystic fervor that led to their building. Their century-old stone and stained glass tell the story of power and glory, sacrifice and devotion. Sorted by country and region, there is one chapter for every important area in Europe. The beautiful photographs by Achim Bednorz show the stunning details of richly ornamented ceilings, lead glass windows, colorful carpets and solid stone walls. The accompanying maps guide lovers of churches and cathedrals to the portrayed monuments. Throughout its 11 fascinating chapters, this book reveals some interesting details about the buildings, their architecture, the interior, their artful embellishments and their sacral and historical meaning. This book is a must-have for people interested in Christian sacral monuments, their history, architecture and interior.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 400


Dimensions: 260 x 360 mm


$100.00
Windows on a Women's World

ISBN: 9780947522421

Author: Susannah Grant    Publisher: Otago University Press

The Dominican Sisters of Aotearoa New Zealand The first 10 Dominican sisters arrived in Dunedin in 1871. The congregation expanded rapidly, establishing school...


The Dominican Sisters of Aotearoa New Zealand The first 10 Dominican sisters arrived in Dunedin in 1871. The congregation expanded rapidly, establishing schools throughout Otago and Southland, and eventually reaching as far north as Auckland. For most of their first century in New Zealand the Dominican sisters were teaching nuns, living in large enclosed convents cut off from the outside world. In the mid-1960s the Second Vatican Council ushered in a period of radical change. The sisters moved out of their convents and into small homes in their local neighbourhoods; out of their schools and into new roles in education, social justice, pastoral care and spirituality. Today they are an ageing congregation that is diminishing in size. Susannah Grant was given full access to the congregation’s rich archives in order to write this book, from the point of view of an ‘outsider’. She has also completed a large number of oral histories with the sisters. In this moving and beautifully written book she chronicles the astonishing transformation of the New Zealand Dominican sisters from a strictly enclosed body of religious teachers to a congregation of religious women who are integrated in the wider community and engaged in a range of active ministries, while still remaining deeply committed to shared Dominican ideals.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 328


Dimensions: 200 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 17-04-2017


$49.95
Live Better

ISBN: 9781849539883

Author: Sophie Golding    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Your spiritual journey can take many forms, and it’s important to choose the path that’s right for you. This handbook will introduce you to traditions and p...


Your spiritual journey can take many forms, and it’s important to choose the path that’s right for you. This handbook will introduce you to traditions and practices with the power to open your heart and broaden your mind. Along with practical tips and enlightening quotes, the insights here are stepping stones towards a better life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 135 x 185 mm


Publication Date: 07-02-2017


$24.99
One Man's Religious Journey

ISBN: 9780473261252

Author: Ewing Stevens    Publisher: Logos House Ltd

*Explores the growth and development and changes in one man’s faith over 87 years

*Debates and analyses, in the light of modern scholarship, key ...


*Explores the growth and development and changes in one man’s faith over 87 years

*Debates and analyses, in the light of modern scholarship, key Christian doctrines.

*Speculates on the possible survival or otherwise of the Christian church in the world

Ewing’s life has known many twists and turns. He is still an ordained Presbyterian minister and has been a minister in another calling since 1979.
His faith has been shaped through illness for 5 years with tuberculosis, his theological training for the church, his experiences of the suicidal death of a son, the death of his wife and remarriage, the controversy over a book he wrote about the life of Jesus, his work over nearly 20 years with questioning and rebellious youth and 50 years of radio broadcasting.
Ewing has always questioned his Christian faith and some of the ancient doctrines of the Christian church in the light of the scientific age. The virgin birth of Jesus, the miracles, stories of Jesus’ resurrection and place of the Christian church in a world of many beliefs.
His aim is to encourage his readers to question what they believe and to be honest in their thinking about faith. And to encourage the adoption of a belief system that leads to a moral approach to the whole of life through this philosophical auto biography.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 191


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 21-05-2014


$29.00
A Rising Tide

ISBN: 9781877578557

Author: Stuart M Lange    Publisher: Otago University Press

In New Zealand, evangelical Christianity has always played a significant role. This book explores the fascinating story of the resurgence of evangelical Protest...


In New Zealand, evangelical Christianity has always played a significant role. This book explores the fascinating story of the resurgence of evangelical Protestantism in the 1950s and 60s, and its pre-war origins.

The story focuses especially on evangelicals in the mainstream churches, in the universities, and in evangelical organisations. It is about the leading personalities, and the ideas that moved them, during a period when a moderate British-style evangelicalism was paramount.

The story of evangelical Protestantism has been extensively written about by historians in Britain and the US. This important book helps tell the New Zealand part of that story.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 300


Dimensions: 170 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2013


$40.00
A Great Deception: The Ruling Lamas' Policies

ISBN: 9780956391803

Author: Western Shugden Society    Publisher: Western Shugden Society

The purpose of this book is to achieve the following four aims: to liberate millions of innocent practitioners of the Buddhist Deity Dorje Shugden and their fam...


The purpose of this book is to achieve the following four aims: to liberate millions of innocent practitioners of the Buddhist Deity Dorje Shugden and their families from suffering; to restore peace and harmony between Shugden and non-Shugden practitioners; to re-establish the common spiritual activities of Shugden and non-Shugden practitioners; and, to free Buddhism from political pollution. Achieving these aims depends solely upon whether the present Dalai Lama will accept the four points set out at the conclusion of chapter 4 of this book. The Dalai Lama wishes to ban Shugden worship in general; and in particular to remove Tibetan Shugden worshippers from their communities, and Western Shugden worshippers from the international Buddhist community. Since 1996 the Tibetan exile government has continually applied effort to fulfil these wishes. In February 2008 alone, 900 monks who are Shugden practitioners were expelled from their monasteries in India. In 1996 the Tibetan exile government publicly decreed to the Tibetan communities of each country, including Tibet, that Shugden practitioners were their national enemies and were against the Dalai Lama's wishes. The decree stated that unless Shugden practitioners promised to stop Shugden worship they would not receive any official position or job, nor any help or support, even medical assistance, either from the Tibetan exile government or from individual members of the Tibetan community. Further, any connection at all with Shugden practitioners should be cut. Children of Shugden practitioners were no longer permitted to attend Tibetan schools, and Shugden practitioners themselves could not join community meetings, social events and so forth. The Tibetan exile government put the Dalai Lama's wishes into practice directly in India, and in the same way the Dalai Lama's official representative in each country throughout the world has directly and practically followed the orders of the exile government. These representatives have organized vigilante groups in their respective regions and directly prevailed upon such groups to defame, threaten, and sometimes physically harm Shugden practitioners. In this way many Shugden temples have been closed and shrines destroyed, individual Shugden practitioner's houses have been burned down, practitioners have been brutally beaten, and children have been banned from their schools. Tibetan Shugden practitioners are repeatedly accused unjustly of being 'the Tibetan national enemy' and ostracised from their communities. This inhumane treatment directly violates basic human rights and principles of democratic law, but nevertheless pervades almost every Tibetan community today, whether in the East or West.


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 138 x 207 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2009


$29.95
The Illustrated Bible Story Book - New Testament

ISBN: 9780486468358

Author: Seymour Loveland    Publisher: Dover Publications

This magnificent storybook depicts Jesus' life, from his humble birth to the miracles he worked, the parables he told, and the spread of his message. Colourful...


This magnificent storybook depicts Jesus' life, from his humble birth to the miracles he worked, the parables he told, and the spread of his message. Colourful illustrations and an included CD recording of the most engaging Gospel tales make this gift edition a treasure for all ages to share. This title is reprint of the Rand McNally & Co., Chicago, 1919 edition.


Publication Date: 01-11-2011


$24.99
The Illustrated Bible Story Book - Old Testament

ISBN: 9780486468440

Author: Seymour Loveland    Publisher: Dover Publications

These 37 ageless tales of wonder, recounted in simple terms that every child can understand, tell of Joseph and his brothers, Moses and Joshua, David and Solomo...


These 37 ageless tales of wonder, recounted in simple terms that every child can understand, tell of Joseph and his brothers, Moses and Joshua, David and Solomon, and other prophets and kings. Glorious colour illustrations and a bonus CD recording of the best-known stories bring the ancient adventures to vivid life. This title is reprint of the Rand McNally Co., Chicago, 1923 edition.


Publication Date: 01-11-2011


$24.99
The Long Weekend

ISBN: 9780986459870

Author: Carla Lindsey    Publisher: Maruki Books Ltd

A new take on the story of Easter: Carla Lindsey asks questions about the subtleties of the text, the people involved and the reasons why some things were men...


A new take on the story of Easter: Carla Lindsey asks questions about the subtleties of the text, the people involved and the reasons why some things were mentioned and much was left for speculation. Like Who was Rufus?, and who were the others said to have come back to life that weekend? What Carla has created is a book of serious musings about the most talked about event in the Christian Calendar, bringing it to life in a completely fresh and meaningful way.


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 210 x 145 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2011


$25.00
Growing In Age and Wisdom

ISBN: 9780958268233

Author: Anne Millar    Publisher: Philip Garside Publishing Ltd

Anne Millar's writing and work as a nurse, counsellor, and through her pastoral ministry has given comfort and hope to many people. This compilation of articles...


Anne Millar's writing and work as a nurse, counsellor, and through her pastoral ministry has given comfort and hope to many people. This compilation of articles, originally published in Touchstone, is thoughtfully ordered and graced with poems and photos. Growing in Age and Wisdom creates an inspirational reflection on the meaning and purpose found in growing older. The simple beauty and depth of being in relation to those around us and our environmental unfolds.


Pages: 96


$20.00
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