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Heaven

Heaven

  • Author: Randy Alcorn
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781414345673
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 560
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What will heaven be like? Randy Alcorn presents a thoroughly biblical answer, based on years of careful study, presented in an engaging, reader-friendly style. His conclusions will surprise readers and stretch their thinking about this important subject. Heaven will inspire readers to long for heaven while they're living on earth.

Dog Heaven

Dog Heaven

  • Author: Cynthia Rylant
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545337534
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 40
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In Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant's classic bestseller, the author comforts readers young and old who have lost a dog. Recommended highly by pet lovers around the world, Dog Heaven not only comforts but also brings a tear to anyone who is devoted to a pet. From expansive fields where dogs can run and run to delicious biscuits no dog can resist, Rylant paints a warm and affectionate picture of the ideal place God would, of course, create for man's best friend. The first picture book illustrated by the author, Dog Heaven is enhanced by Rylant's bright, bold paintings that perfectly capture an afterlife sure to bring solace to anyone who is grieving.

Under The Banner of Heaven

Under The Banner of Heaven

A Story of Violent Faith

  • Author: Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0330527495
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 372
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Brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty insist they were commanded to kill by God. Krakauer's investigation is a meticulously researched, bone-chilling narrative of polygamy, savage violence and unyielding faith: an incisive, gripping work of non-fiction that illuminates an otherwise confounding realm of human behaviour. 'A provocative look at the twisted roots of American fundamentalism' Will Self, Evening Standard Books of the Year ‘Excellent . . . a lucid, judicious, even sympathetic account not just of Mormon Fundamentalism but of the seductive power of fanaticism in general’ Daily Telegraph ‘Krakauer writes exceptionally well: as thrilling as Capote on true crime, as devastating as Nietzsche on religious fundamentalism’ Scotland on Sunday ‘Remarkable . . . for anyone interested in the wilder frontiers of spiritual conviction, this book is a must’ Independent 'Krakauer is an adept chronicler of extremists, and he's as intent on understanding religious fanatics as he was in his earlier books on exploring the obsessions of monomaniacal adventurers' Los Angeles Times

The Tyranny of Heaven

The Tyranny of Heaven

Milton's Rejection of God as King

  • Author: Michael Bryson
  • Publisher: University of Delaware Press
  • ISBN: 9780874138597
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 208
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The Tyranny of Heaven argues for a new way of reading the figure of Milton's God, contending that Milton rejects kings on earth and in heaven. Though Milton portrays God as a king in Paradise Lost, he does this neither to endorse kingship nor to recommend a monarchical model of deity. Instead, he recommends the Son, who in Paradise Regained rejects external rule as the model of politics and theology for Milton's fit audience though few. The portrait of God in Paradise Lost serves as a scathing critique of the English people and its slow but steady backsliding into the political habits of a nation long used to living under the yoke of kingship, a nation that maintained throughout its brief period of liberty the image of God as a heavenly king, and finally welcomed with open arms the return of a human king. Michael Bryson is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern University.

Almost Heaven

Almost Heaven

  • Author: Chris Fabry
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781414346809
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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Billy, a gifted mandolin player in Dogwood, West Virginia, lives his life as an offering to his divine creator. Malachi is an angel sent to observe Billy. He begins to see the bigger picture of how each painful step Billy takes is a note added to a beautiful symphony that will forever change the lives of those who hear it.

Heaven

Heaven

A History

  • Author: Colleen McDannell,Bernhard Lang
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300091076
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 411
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Includes a substantial new preface on changing views of life after death in the new century, this copiously illustrated book describes the ways in which believers--from biblical authors to present-day religious thinkers--have pictured Heaven, not just in doctrine but also in poetry, art, literature, and popular culture.

My Journey to Heaven

My Journey to Heaven

What I Saw and How It Changed My Life

  • Author: Marvin J. Besteman,Lorilee Craker
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • ISBN: 1441240101
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 208
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On April 28, 2006, as he lay in his hospital bed in Ann Arbor, Michigan, visions of celestial beauty were the last thing on Marv Besteman's mind. He had just had surgery to remove a rare pancreatic tumor. It was after visiting hours and his family had left for the day. Alone and racked with pain, Marv tossed and turned, wanting more than anything else to simply sleep and escape the misery and discomfort for a while. The retired banker, father, and grandfather had no idea he was about to get a short reprieve in the form of an experience he never could have imagined. In My Journey to Heaven, Marv Bestman shares the story of his experience of heaven with astounding detail. Readers will hear of his encounters with angels who accompanied him to the gate, his conversation (argument, really) with St. Peter, and his recognition of friends and family members who touched his life. His story offers peace, comfort, and encouragement to those who have lost loved ones and gives security and solace to those who are grieving, dying, or wonder about the afterlife. Marv believed God sent him back to earth to fulfill this mission of comfort and reminds readers that God has work for each of us to do before he calls us to be with him in heaven. Secure in his belief that his book was the fulfillment of his own mission, Marv returned to heaven in January 2012.

Heaven

Heaven

What a Wonderful Place

  • Author: Kenny Boles
  • Publisher: College Press
  • ISBN: 9780899008301
  • Category: Heaven
  • Page: 90
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It is the place Christians will spend eternity. Why is it that the Christian community thinks and talks of it so infrequently? This delightful study will help your group to look ahead to the place God is preparing for His children. This study is bound to create dynamic and exciting discussion within your group. It is an encouraging study that will build the hope and faith of all involved in your group.

Heaven

Heaven

The Logic of Eternal Joy

  • Author: Jerry L. Walls
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198027287
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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The Christian doctrine of heaven has been a moral source of enormous power in western culture. It has provided a striking account of the ultimate good in life and has for two millennia animated the hope that our lives can be fully meaningful. Recently, however, the doctrine of heaven has lost much of its grip on the western imagination and has become a vague and largely ignored part of the Christian creed. Not only have our hopes been redefined as a result, but our very identity as human beings has been altered. In this book, Jerry L. Walls argues that the doctrine of heaven is ripe for serious reconsideration. He contends not only that the orthodox view of heaven can be defended from objections commonly raised against it, but also that heaven is a powerful resource for addressing persistent philosophical problems, not the least of which concern the ground of morality and the meaning of life. Walls shows how heaven is integrally related to central Christian doctrines, particularly those concerning salvation, and tackles the difficult problem of why faith in Christ is necessary to save us from our sins. In addition, heaven is shown to illumine thorny problems of personal identity and to be an essential component of a satisfactory theodicy. Walls goes on to examine data from near-death experiences from the standpoint of some important recent work in epistemology and argues that they offer positive evidence for heaven. He concludes that we profoundly need to recover the hope of heaven in order to recover our very humanity.

Heaven

Heaven

  • Author: Jill Alexander Essbaum
  • Publisher: UPNE
  • ISBN: 9781584650461
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 53
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A cycle of poems based on the Christian liturgical calendar and the books of the Bible.

The Lathe Of Heaven

The Lathe Of Heaven

A Novel

  • Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416556966
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 192
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George Orr discovers that his dreams possess the remarkable ability to change the world, and when he falls into the hands of a power-mad psychiatrist, he counters by dreaming up a perfect world that can overcome his nightmares, in a new edition of the classic science fiction novel. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Heaven Or Hell

Heaven Or Hell

  • Author: Patricia Elliott
  • Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
  • ISBN: 1937520188
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 73
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Is heaven real? Is hell real? Evangelist and Prophet, Dr. Patricia L. Elliott describes the spiritual visions of the horrors she viewed in hell and the glorious beauty she observed in heaven. It is a master piece of God's truth which demands a decision. Heaven or Hell ... Your Choice!

Heaven, Hell, and the Victorians

Heaven, Hell, and the Victorians

  • Author: Michael Wheeler
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521455657
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 279
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The Victorians were obsessed with death, bereavement, and funeral rituals, and speculated vigorously on the nature of heaven, hell, and divine judgment. This popular abridgement of Michael Wheeler's award-winning Death and the Future Life in Victorian Literature and Theology looks at the literary implications of Victorian views of death and the life beyond, and recreates vividly the fear and hope embodied in the theological positions of the novelists and poets of the age. Now accessible to a wide readership, Heaven, Hell, and the Victorians offers a wide-ranging and attractively illustrated cultural history of nineteenth-century religious experience, belief, and language in the face of death.

The Early History of Heaven

The Early History of Heaven

  • Author: J. Edward Wright
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780195348491
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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When we think of "heaven," we generally conjure up positive, blissful images. Heaven is, after all, where God is and where good people go after death to receive their reward. But how and why did Western cultures come to imagine the heavenly realm in such terms? Why is heaven usually thought to be "up there," far beyond the visible sky? And what is the source of the idea that the post mortem abode of the righteous is in this heavenly realm with God? Seeking to discover the roots of these familiar notions, this volume traces the backgrounds, origin, and development of early Jewish and Christian speculation about the heavenly realm -- where it is, what it looks like, and who its inhabitants are. Wright begins his study with an examination of the beliefs of ancient Israel's neighbors Egypt and Mesopotamia, reconstructing the intellectual context in which the earliest biblical images of heaven arose. A detailed analysis of the Hebrew biblical texts themselves then reveals that the Israelites were deeply influenced by images drawn from the surrounding cultures. Wright goes on to examine Persian and Greco-Roman beliefs, thus setting the stage for his consideration of early Jewish and Christian images, which he shows to have been formed in the struggle to integrate traditional biblical imagery with the newer Hellenistic ideas about the cosmos. In a final chapter Wright offers a brief survey of how later Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions envisioned the heavenly realms. Accessible to a wide range of readers, this provocative book will interest anyone who is curious about the origins of this extraordinarily pervasive and influential idea.

Heaven

Heaven

  • Author: George Sumner Weaver
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Heaven
  • Page: 100
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Mistress of the House, Mistress of Heaven

Mistress of the House, Mistress of Heaven

Women in Ancient Egypt

  • Author: Anne K. Capel,Glenn Markoe,Cincinnati Art Museum,Brooklyn Museum
  • Publisher: Hudson Hills
  • ISBN: 9781555951290
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 235
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Dazzling treasures illuminate women's lives through 3,000 years of ancient Egypt.

90 Minutes in Heaven

90 Minutes in Heaven

A True Story of Death & Life

  • Author: Don Piper,Cecil Murphey
  • Publisher: Revell
  • ISBN: 9780800759490
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 208
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As he is driving home from a minister's conference, Baptist minister Don Piper collides with a semi-truck that crosses into his lane. He is pronounced dead at the scene. For the next 90 minutes, Piper experiences heaven where he is greeted by those who had influenced him spiritually. He hears beautiful music and feels true peace. Back on earth, a passing minister who had also been at the conference is led to pray for Don even though he knows the man is dead. Piper miraculously comes back to life and the bliss of heaven is replaced by a long and painful recovery. For years Piper kept his heavenly experience to himself. Finally, however, friends and family convinced him to share his remarkable story.

Jumping to Heaven

Jumping to Heaven

Stories about Refugee Children

  • Author: Katherine Goode
  • Publisher: Wakefield Press
  • ISBN: 9781862544277
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 178
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Presents ten short stories based on the experiences of refugee children who have come to Australia from such places as Cambodia, Sarajevo, and El Salvador.

Cicero in Heaven

Cicero in Heaven

The Roman Rhetor and Luther’s Reformation

  • Author: Carl Springer
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004355197
  • Category: History
  • Page: 316
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In Cicero in Heaven, Carl Springer examines the influence of Cicero on Luther and other reformers and discusses the importance of the Reformation for Cicero’s continued use, especially in schools, in the following centuries.

Two Powers in Heaven

Two Powers in Heaven

Early Rabbinic Reports About Christianity and Gnosticism

  • Author: Alan F. Segal
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9780391041721
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 313
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In this study of the rabbinic heretics who believed in "Two Powers in Heaven," Alan Segal explores some relationships between rabbinic Judaism, Merkabah mysticism, and early Christianity. "Two Powers in Heaven" was a very early category of heresy. It was one of the basic categories by which the rabbis perceived the new phenomenon of Christianity and one of the central issues over which Judaism and Christianity separated. Segal reconstructs the development of the heresy through prudent dating of the stages of the rabbinic traditions. The basic heresy involved interpreting scripture to say that a principal angelic or hypostatic manifestation in heaven was equivalent to God. The earliest heretics believed in two complementary powers in heaven, while later heretics believed in two opposing powers in heaven. Segal stresses the importance of perceiving the relevance of rabbinic material for solving traditional problems of New Testament and gnostic scholarship, and at the same time maintains the necessity of reading those literatures for dating rabbinic material. Please note that "Two Powers in Heaven" was previously published by Brill in hardback, ISBN 90 04 05453 7 (no longer available).