Religion in the Modern World - Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc - Books
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Sat Apr 07 00:00:00 MDT 2007artjazz4u Rating:5.0
Straight forward language, easy insightful modern interpretation of the Bible ("Book"). Very helpful and informative introduction to each book of the Bible i.e., author, date, content, and theme. I highly recommend this to anyone who seeks an easier read. An awesome investment!
Thu Feb 02 00:00:00 MST 2012mauricienne Rating:5.0
This book shines light on a neglected problem in our day- the trafficking and bondage of women in many parts of the world. Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn travel throughout Asia and Africa to meet with women who have been caught in the modern slave trade in women and discuss their ordeals, From child trafficking and prostitution to honor killings and maternal mortality, the authors show that women in parts of the developing world are still treated as disposable. Instead of being depressing, however, the book is uplifting and inspiring- they tell stories of women who have escaped their captors and are making a difference for others. Amazing book!
Sat Sep 22 00:00:00 MDT 2007otsolsyd Rating:5.0
Approaching the Qur'an gives an amazing insight into the world of Islam. The culture, religion, and philosophy.
Wed Jan 02 00:00:00 MST 2013countdrocula Rating:5.0
I bought this book as a gift for my boyfriend and he absolutely loves it. We are medieval enthusiasts and have wanted to try our hand at old world cuisine for some time. A search on the topic yielded this book, and after reading the helpful description, I knew it was perfect for us. I paired it with a tri-colored cutting board handcrafted by a local artisan as a winter solstice gift and it could not have been more perfect. We love the inclusion of the original text along with the adaptations for the modern kitchen. We are planning a dinner with friends using several of the recipes and I am so excited to be able to offer not simply an interesting dish, but also the fascinating historical anecdotes that this book supplies. A really great purchase.
Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 MST 2013rhondanmg Rating:5.0
Christmas gift for my daughter who loves it. Great book.
Thu May 20 00:00:00 MDT 2010curlqqq Rating:5.0
I enjoyed reading this book. I like books that are not too long and they can get hard to read. I let my daughter read this also and she thought it was a really good book also. I would recommend this for any one if you are looking for a book to read for a weekend.
Thu Jul 12 00:00:00 MDT 2007rdklgates Rating:5.0
This is a wonderful book! Great rules to consider in modern day life. They worked during Biblical times and are still applicable today!
Sun Nov 13 00:00:00 MST 2011bearmary Rating:5.0
everyone should read this book.....the world would be a better place if they read this book
Tue Aug 31 00:00:00 MDT 2010raqcat Rating:5.0
I thoroughly enjoy this 5 day a week bible study, it has helped me understand more of what God wants me to be as a woman in this world. It's great, easy & absolutely worth it!!
Wed Jan 14 00:00:00 MST 2009neysasong Rating:5.0
This book is a MUST HAVE for everyone! Adrenal Fatigue is an issue for almost all people in the modern world at some point in their lives, but is so underdiagnosed because the symptoms can be general and vague. This book is a comprehensive look at the problem, including several concise tests that are easy to self-perform. It also offers an entire program consisting of mostly simple lifestyle changes and over the counter supplements that can empower those suffering from adrenal fatigue to take control of their own health and wellness. What's also amazing is that the program can be beneficial to most anyone who just wants a healthier life, regardless of their level of imbalance. I've been following his suggestions for only a couple of weeks, and already feel better than I have in years!
Tue Jul 16 00:00:00 MDT 2013therandom Rating:5.0
I imagine if you're looking at this you probably already know about the book, if you haven't read it already, you should. Despite it's age, it still is very relevant. It's in the same vein as George Orwell's 1984 or Aldous Huxley's Brave New World or William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson's Logan's Run, or even the Matrix really. Dystopian future, protagonist "awakening", it's nothing new but it's a very well told story. A sci-fi classic and as I said, a still relevant view of modern society and the immersion of technology. The growing disconnect from reality in favor of electronics, a fear more realized today than ever before (which is continually true for each generation, so the book should reasonably stay relevant so long as books are still printed...)
Fri Nov 23 00:00:00 MST 2007tenreasons Rating:5.0
Gombrich's "Little History" is an excellent read-aloud text, perfect for family reading hour. We've been covering a few chapters per week for the past several months and it's been a hit with my family. The text is comprehensive and the coverage of various topics fair. Although Gombrich's political philosophy is "liberal" -- he takes a positive view of the Enlightenment, for instance -- he's an old-fashioned liberal, which means he is fair and seemingly has no ax to grind. And unlike many modern secular historians, he recognizes the central, positive role religion has played in Western civilization and around the world. Moreover, the book is made very well, with a tight binding, attractive illustrations, readably font, and quality paper. Highly recommended.
Fri Feb 26 00:00:00 MST 2010nic11 Rating:4.0
I bought this book as a gift for my husband, he had seen it at the bookstore but it was expensive, I was happy to find the same new copy available on overstock for a great price! He loved the book. It does take about a week to receive books as they are shipped differently from the other things on overstock. It was worth the small wait though -- for the savings!
Tue Jan 08 00:00:00 MST 2008dkostk Rating:2.0
Good quality book on basic production. However, for my wishes left a great deal to be desired--spelling was modernized (lost all flavor of the original)--psalter not included as modern editions do include.
Tue May 19 00:00:00 MDT 2009lonesomewill Rating:5.0
I wish every person in the world would read this book. It changed my life and it would change the world.
Thu May 20 00:00:00 MDT 2010kentuckyhiker Rating:5.0
In his book "Ruling your world", Sakyong Mipham, Tibetan Buddhist master and rinpoche brings the lessons of the ancient Shambhala path to practical 20th century situations. Further, from the everyday stresses, one can gain spiritual advancement by applying this path. A good read, and better than a How-To book.
Thu May 03 00:00:00 MDT 2007xelaevoli Rating:5.0
This book is extremely easy to read, but packed with information. I bought them for my 10 year old son, but my 6 year old daughter even enjoys them (I read them at storytime to her). I've bought all four volumes and they are all excellent. ~My 10 year old DS read this book while on a trip and really enjoyed it.~
Wed Nov 12 00:00:00 MST 2008godsgyrl Rating:5.0
I LOVE THE WAY THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN. IT TELLS OF THE BIBLE IN A SHORT SIMPLE WAY FOR ANY CHILD TO UNDERSTAND. MY 7 YR OLD LOVES TO READ THIS EVERYDAY TO HIS 1YR OLD BROTHER.IT TELLS SO MANY STORIES OF THE BIBLE SOME OF THEM I REMEMBER AND SOME I HAD FORGOT SO IT IS A GOOD QUICK REFRESHER COURSE AS WELL. AND THE ILLUSTRATIONS IN THIS BOOK WERE VERY NICE AND DETAILED. IT WAS A PERFECT DRAWING TO THE STORY IT TOLD. I JUST WISH THAT THEY WOULD HAVE MADE THE PEOPLE IN IT MORE DIVERSE SINCE THIS WORLD IS SO RACIALLY MIXED NOW A DAYS. BUT OTHER THAN THAT THE BOOK OVERALL IS GREAT! 2 THUMBS UPS
Wed Dec 26 00:00:00 MST 2007dnksal Rating:5.0
Philip Yancey delivers a powerful message of God's grace and the world's desperate need for it. His story-telling ability instantly captures the reader and will make it hard to put down. I highly encourage any believer, seeker or even non-believer to experience this thought-provoking discussion of God's amazing love for people. I was extremely pleased with Overstock.com's price and the condition of the book was excellent!
Wed Dec 05 00:00:00 MST 2012nomer15 Rating:5.0
"The Fantasy Fallacy: Exposing the Deeper Meaning Behind Sexual Thoughts" by Shannon Ethridge was written primarily as a response to the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy. However, it goes far beyond being a simple response. Ethridge digs deeply into the uncomfortable world of sexual fantasy. A topic that is generally seen as a taboo subject among Christians is covered in great detail and depth in this book. The book includes nine chapters, covering topics such as why do we even need to talk about sexual fantasies and then delving into what some common fantasies are, and five appendices with great resources for individuals or churches. I appreciated that Ethridge was so very real in this book. She talked about her own issues with fantasies. She really took the time to explain common fantasies and helped the reader to explore the deeper meanings behind them. She helps the reader to address their fantasies and channel them in the appropriate, healthy context of marriage. This is a book that is long overdue for our sex-absorbed culture. Christians are not immune to the temptations and the pull of fantasies. It's time for the Church to start confronting some of these elephants in the room, and this book is a great starting place for the discussion. "At times, we may need to look to the God-given gift of mental fantasy to fuel our sexual passions and imaginations in marriage. Other times, we may need to reel in our thoughts to stay out of dangerous territory. Either way, whether we are intentionally opening our minds or trying to guard them, there are great benefits to peeling back the layers of our sexual thoughts to under their deeper meaning. And once we've done so, we're better equipped to help others do the same." (p. xxvi) (Iíve received this complimentary book from Thomas Nelson Publishing House through the Book Sneeze program in exchange for a review. A positive review was not required and the views expressed in my review are strictly my own.)
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