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God is Beautiful

Author : Navid Kermani
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The melodious recitation of the Quran is a fundamental aesthetic experience for Muslims, and the start of a compelling journey of ideas. In this important new book, the prominent German writer and Islamic scholar Navid Kermani considers the manner in which the Quran has been perceived, apprehended and experienced by its recipients from the time of the Prophet to the present day. Drawing on a wide range of Muslim sources, from historians, theologians and philosophers to mystics and literary scholars, Kermani provides a close reading of the nature of this powerful text. He proceeds to analyze ancient and modern testimonies about the impact of Quranic language from a variety of angles. Although people have always reflected on the reception of texts, images and sounds that they find beautiful or moving, Kermani explains that Islam provides a particularly striking example of the close correlation, grounded in a common origin, between art and religion, revelation and poetry, and religious and aesthetic experience. This major new book will enhance the dialogue between Islam and the West and will appeal to students and scholars of Islam and comparative religion, as well as to a wider readership interested in Islam and the Quran.

Theological Perspectives on God and Beauty

Author : John Milbank
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This newest Rockwell Lecture Series volume features three of the most prominent theologians on the scene today. Milbank and Ward are the leaders of a new theological movement called "Radical Orthodoxy," while Wyschogrod is one of our premier postmodernist theologians. Here Milbank argues that a defense of beauty involves a defense of reciprocity, for beauty involves a mediation between the visible and the invisible. In addition, he uses this understanding of beauty to explore the relationship between beauty and the soul, which he defends against the postmodern view of the fragmented self. Ward examines the relationship between beauty and God by exploring the theology of eighth-century theologian John Damascene. Wyschogrod contends that the relationship of aesthetic and theology moves between naivete and nihilism. She argues that theology can gain from its study of aesthetics if we understand artwork as a system of traces, each nested inside the other; the trace is the mark that the sacred has disrupted or passed through the beautiful. John Milbank is the Frances Myers Ball Professor of Philosophical Theology at the University of Virginia. Graham Ward is Professor of Contextual Theology at the University of Manchester. Edith Wyschogrod is J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Philosophy and Religious Thought Emerita at Rice University.

The Good and Beautiful God

Author : James Bryan Smith
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THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL GOD is the first book in the Apprentice Series, which along with three other titles forms 'a curriculum for Christlikeness'. THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL GOD focuses on the character of God and how we can move into a life of intimacy with him. What we believe about God is of huge importance to our lives: the path to spiritual transformation begins here. Each chapter uncovers the narratives by which Jesus lived, and includes a 'soul-training' exercise to help embed this narrative into our minds, bodies and souls. Each chapter also includes questions that can be used for individual reflection or group discussion.

God Says I m Beautiful

Author : B. R. Martindale
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Join Anna in a pursuit of outward beauty. She seeks validation through the creative and colorful costumes in her dress-up crate and is met with Scripture focusing on inward beauty and her mother's loving wisdom. In the end, God Himself softens her heart and allows her to believe the truth that she is His beautiful child, made and loved by Him. This is a wonderful story to read with children again and again. Children will love the bright illustrations and imaginative outfits displayed throughout the book. Parents can grab this book and find verses addressing beauty from all across God's Word woven together throughout this story. The value of an individual as a child of God, deeply loved gives an age-old reminder of this much needed truth. B.R.Martindale is a graduate of Texas State University. She is a licensed recreation therapist. She lives in Texas with her husband and three children. In 2015, she resigned from her dream job at a children's hospital to pursue a calling to be a full time mom. She currently plays at home with her children, writes, teaches art classes and co-coordinates the All-Abilities Children's Ministry at her church. Her writing and art as well as her demeanor are bright and encouraging. She displays an overall theme of "hope" with both her creative endeavors and personality. http: //

God is Beautiful and He Loves Beauty

Author : Kazuyo Murata
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Beautiful in God s Eyes

Author : Elizabeth George
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Beauty is more than skin deep— it starts in the heart and works outward Exploring the timeless wisdom of Proverbs 31, Bible teacher Elizabeth George reveals how you can become a woman of true beauty—a woman who desires to honor God in all that she says and does. Beautiful in God's Eyes helps you make each day immensely meaningful as you delight in God and discover how to... experience instant progress toward personal goals manage daily life more effectively tap into unlimited energy apply biblical principles to enhance relationships move from the ordinary to the extraordinary You can experience a richer, more exciting spiritual walk as you embrace God's design for true beauty in your life.

The 99 Beautiful Names of God for All the People of the Book

Author : David Bentley
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In a bridge-building exercise between Christians, Muslims, and other people of the book, David Bentley traces the Semitic pre-Islamic origins of Islam s 99 names of God. He points the reader to Old Testament counterparts of these names as well as to Jesus comparable representations of Himself."

Set Apart for God

Author : Derek Prince
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The Beauty and Power of Holiness True holiness, through Christ, means peace, freedom, strength, and joy as we live according to the Spirit and shed the spiritual and emotional weights that hold us back. Best-selling author Derek Prince compassionately and clearly explains holy living so you can: Reflect God’s nature and character Learn your value as God’s special treasure Partake of God’s supernatural provisions Receive answers to prayers Overcome fear and condemnation Be equipped for doing good works Add real meaning to your life It is possible to live a life of holiness in everyday ways and transform your life!

God is Beautiful Man

Author : Carl F. Burke
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Beautiful in God s Eyes Growth and Study Guide

Author : Elizabeth George
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Elizabeth George's brand-new Beautiful in God's Eyes Growth and Study Guide provides questions and insights to help women apply the truths of Beautiful in God's Eyes to their lives. With practical wisdom, Elizabeth shows women how to triumph over daily pressure and enjoy the creativity, fulfillment, beauty, and purposes God reveals in Proverbs 31 by developing a passionate life vision making time for family, friends, and God improving life-management skills keeping their sights on God's plan tending to the fires of heart and home This enlightening study guide encourages women to grow spiritually strong, put their efforts in the right places, and become the active, influential, on-fire believers God wants them to be.

Desiring the Beautiful

Author : Filip Ivanović
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Desiring the Beautiful studies the concept of deification, theosis, in two of the most influential early Christian philosopher-theologians, who might be considered as theoretical consolidators of the idea of theosis, and argues that the proper understanding of their central soteriological concept must take into account its dimension of love and beauty.

A Beautiful Gift from God

Author : Honey B
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A beautiful gift from God is the meaning of the name Benita Michelle. The Lord revealed to her family that she should be named when she was born. Although she only used the name Michelle while growing up, she always knew that Benita also was an important part of her name as well. After going through the trials of her young adult life, she then began to use the name Benita and would then describe herself as Michelle, being the lost soul that had to be placed in a cocoon for the Lord to make right

Open Your Big Bold Beautiful Mouth

Author : M. Alphonso Belin
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Words kill, words give life; they're either poison or fruit--you choose! --Proverbs 18:21 (MSG) What words are you speaking into your life--words of faith or words of doubt? Are you enjoying the remarkable life God has for you, or is your mouth holding you back from a life filled with God's power and blessings? Open Your Big, Bold, Beautiful Mouth seeks to help you learn how to speak the words of faith that can move your life forward in a positive direction, with all the revolutionary results and blessings God has for you. Using the Scriptures along with real-life examples and experiences, this detailed, step-by-step teaching guide provides the principles, tools, and tangible practices you need to create the victorious life God has promised you. Arming yourself with God's Word allows you to overcome problems and challenges, unleash God's power and prosperity, produce results by speaking faith-filled commands, and count your blessings in a joy-filled life. Learn about the supernatural connection between your heart and your mouth, and find out how your words--working through the power of God--can create the life you want to live.

Searching for Spring

Author : Christine Hoover
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The Bible says that God makes all things beautiful in their time, but when we look around today we see a broken and marred world. Our reality is so often the "not beautiful" that it's hard to trust that God can make our mess into something good. So how do we live with hope for a future redemption of all things? In Searching for Spring, Christine Hoover takes readers on a treasure hunt for beauty in both familiar and unexpected places. Framed by the changing seasons, this journey will heighten readers' senses and awaken their affections for the creator of it all. For all who are in the midst of suffering, who find their faith withering, who are questioning whether God is at work--or even present--as they wait for something in their lives to become beautiful, this book will be a welcome reminder that God never stops his redemptive work and that there is a time for everything under heaven.

Beautiful Transformation With God

Author : Tina Louise Rummel
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The God Who Is Beauty

Author : Brendon Thomas Sammon
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In the beginning was beauty, and beauty was with God, and beauty was God. If the tradition of divine names, that (in its Christian form) originates with Dionysius the Areopagite and includes among its ranks Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas, and others, is correct in identifying God with the name beauty, then repurposing the Prologue to John's Gospel in this way seems hardly controversial. For if beauty is a divine name then not only is it fitting to say God is beautiful, but it is equally fitting to say that God is beauty itself. However, like most arguments from fittingness-that is to say, arguments whose veracity derives from the congruency, proportion, or harmony between the various elements of a proposition or idea rather than from some categoricallyhigher, or univocally determinate, logical necessity-the simplicity of its utterance stands in stark contrast to the complexity of its intelligible content. It is the aim of the present work is to explore what it means to say that beauty is a divine name.

Gods Beautiful World

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A collection of biblically-based poems and colorful illustrations.

Madison God s Beautiful Farm

Author : Ira Gish
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E. A. Sutherland accepts the counsel of Mrs. White and realized that nothing is too hard for the Lord when one accepts His plan and dedicates himself to following the blueprint. Although many times he could not understand "why" or "how," Sutherland relied on God's omnipotence. The results of his abiding trust became a silent witness to the permanency of the vision in the achievements of the educational work at Madison and many other self-supporting institutions.

Beautiful Me

Author : Stasi Eldredge
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God loves who you are! In this 90-day devotional for young women, Stasi Eldredge takes excerpts from her book Free to Be Me and combines them with prayers, scriptures, and positive declarations. Day by day, she turns you back to the truth that God sees you as beautiful beyond measure—and he delights in dreaming big dreams with you for your life!

Stop Calling Me Beautiful

Author : Phylicia Masonheimer
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"If you’re tired of surface-level teaching and shallow faith, this book will ignite a fire in your soul for a deeper walk with Jesus and draw you into the depths of the Word.” ——Gretchen Saffles, founder of Well-Watered Women Why We Need Jesus More Than Compliments "You're a beautiful daughter of the Most High King." And it's true. But it's not the whole truth. The beauty of being God's daughter has backstory. If you're tired of hearing the watered-down Christian teaching and hungry for a deeper spiritual life—one that gives real answers to your hardest questions—Stop Calling Me Beautiful teaches you how. You will learn how to pursue the truths of who God is and who you are in relationship to Him how to study Scripture, and how your view of God determines how you face life's challenges how legalism, shallow theology, and false teaching keep you from living boldly as a woman of the Word how to experience God's presence in painful circumstances Jesus doesn't offer a powerless salvation. He makes your brokenness part of His whole redemption story—if you allow Him to. Don't settle for a feel-good faith. If you want victory over insecurity, fear, shame, and the circumstances you are facing, it's time to embrace Jesus. All of Him.