Searching for Ever Land: Karen Sloan-Brown
Taking his lead from his subject, Gershom Scholem - the 20th-century thinker who cracked open Jewish theology and history with a radical reading of Kabbalah - Prochnik combines biography and memoir to counter our contemporary political crisis with an original and urgent reimagining of the future of Israel. In Stranger in a Strange Land, Prochnik revisits the life and work of Gershom Scholem, whose once prominent reputation as a Freud-like interpreter of the inner world of the cosmos has been in eclipse in the United States. He vividly conjures Scholem´s upbringing in Berlin and compellingly brings to life Scholem´s transformative friendship with Walter Benjamin, the critic and philosopher. In doing so he reveals how Scholem´s frustration with the bourgeois ideology of Germany during the First World War led him to discover Judaism, Kabbalah, and finally Zionism as potent counterforces to Europe´s suicidal nationalism. Prochnik´s own years in the Holy Land in the 1990s brings him to question the stereotypical intellectual and theological constructs of Jerusalem and to rediscover the city as a physical place rife with the unruliness and fecundity of nature. Prochnik ultimately suggests that a new form of ecological pluralism must now inherit the historically energizing role once played by Kabbalah and Zionism in Jewish thought. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Stifel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028866/bk_adbl_028866_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Searching for Satu:Love and Death in the Land of the Midnight Sun Alan Brunstrom
Searching for a New Rural Development Narrative:Rural Reality and the State´s Peasant Models in Zimbabwe´s Land Reform Policy (1980 - 2003) Vusilizwe Thebe
Searching for My Heart: Essays about Love: Dawn Downey
Do the Kardashians really believe in God? An E! News star mixes memoir and investigative journalism in his own rollicking, poignant, and masterful version of A. J. Jacobs´ A Year of Living Biblically, chronicling his own spiritual journey as he investigates the religious lives of the rich and famous in Hollywood. Ken Baker, the popular LA-based senior correspondent for E! News and E! Online, has worked in Hollywood for over 20 years - hobnobbing with multimillionaires and interviewing movie, music, and TV stars such as George Clooney, Britney Spears, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Kim Kardashian day in and day out. In that time, and in the land of fairy tales and double-dealing, Baker had become one of the materialistic, carnal people he never wanted to be, abandoning his Christian heritage and losing his spiritual center in the process. Finding himself alone and confused one day in Vegas, he has an awakening that puts him on a journey to find God not only in himself but in the celebrities whose lives intersect with his both professionally and personally. In The Ken Commandments, Ken sets off on an experiment that will bring him closer to the spiritual lives of such diverse luminaries as Deepak Chopra, Tom Cruise, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Joel Osteen, and Gwen Stefani and, in the process, help to reveal the light and dark of Hollywood in new ways. From New Age spirituality, to Bible-based Christianity, to Scientology, to Buddhist retreats, to meditation classes, to Atheism studies, to the megachurch of the nation´s top TV preacher, Baker immerses himself in a range of spiritual practices side by side with the celebrity set, revealing a world that is deeper, more questioning, and more God-centered than you´d ever imagine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005276/bk_rand_005276_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Emily Raboteau’s Searching for Zion takes listeners around the world on an unexpected adventure of faith. Both one woman’s quest for a place to call ´´home´´ and an investigation into a people’s search for the promised land, this landmark work is a trenchant inquiry into contemporary and historical ethnic displacement. At 23, Raboteau traveled to Israel to visit her childhood best friend. While her friend appeared to have found a place to belong, Raboteau couldn’t say the same for herself. As a biracial woman from a country still divided along racial lines, she’d never felt at home in America. But as a reggae fan and the daughter of a historian of African-American religion, Raboteau knew of Zion as a place black people yearned to be. She’d heard about it on Bob Marley’s Exodus and in the speeches of Martin Luther King. She understood it as a metaphor for freedom, a spiritual realm rather than a geographical one. In Israel, the Jewish Zion, she was surprised to discover black Jews. Inspired by their exodus, Raboteau sought out other black communities that had left home in search of a promised land. Her question for them is the same she asks herself: Have you found the home you’re looking for? On her 10-year journey back in time and across the globe, through the Bush years and into the age of Obama, Raboteau wanders through Jamaica, Ethiopia, Ghana, and the Southern United States to explore the complex and contradictory perspectives of ´´black Zionists´´. She talks to Rastafarians and African Hebrew Israelites, Evangelicals and Ethiopian Jews, and Hurricane Katrina transplants from her own family - people who have risked everything in search of territory that is hard to define and harder to inhabit. In Searching for Zion, Raboteau overturns our ideas of place and patriotism, displacement and dispossession, citizenship and country in a disarmingly honest and refreshingly brave take on the pull of the 1. Language: English. Narrator: Quincy Tyler Bernstine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004689/bk_brll_004689_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether we believe them or not, we find ourselves amazed by the stories of the haunted. Maybe it is because we love to get chills down our spines. Maybe we somehow enjoy the fear that comes along with hearing about what other people have gone through. What is it that makes ghosts attach to specific people or homes? Why does it seem that when people move into a new home, they are often attacked by the unseen? Is it possible that all of this is in their imagination, or could it be that ghosts are actually visiting these people? In this book, you are going to find several amazing tales of hauntings that people went through. Each of these stories is real, the events actually took place and while they are unexplained to some, those that experienced the events know that there is only one true explanation...hauntings. Whether we believe in them or not, we cannot deny how many stories are out there about real hauntings. These stories are mostly unknown; they are not the common stories that you hear told over and over again. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the haunted tales. Be careful in what you do, we may not be as alone as we think we are, you never know who just might be watching you.... Here´s a preview of what´s in this book.... True Horror: A Curse on The Land True Horror: A Possession True Horror: Lure of the Craft True Horror: The Clown Butcher True Horror: The Headless Haunting True Horror: Rumored Much, much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088039/bk_acx0_088039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.