Through thousands of years of interpreting the Bible through the lens of changing languages and societies, and varying regard to females and feminine qualities, the concept of God has become more and more male to the exclusion of God´s female side of wisdom, mercy, grace, and nurture. Let us attempt to rediscover the truth and expand our understanding of the complete and perfect God. If God is our creator and we were made in the image of God, then God is both our father and our mother, with a perfect and complete balance of attributes. The search for the Sacred Feminine is the search taking place within each of us. It is a search for the recognition, integration, and balance of our masculine and feminine attributes. The individual need to find and integrate these energies is reflected in our evolving society and theologies. After thousands of years of distortion, it is now time to look at both sides of God. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pearl Lui. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106276/bk_acx0_106276_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mississippian Towns and Sacred Spaces:Searching for an Architectural Grammar
The Sacred Journey:Searching for Your Soul Mate - an Allegory of Truths Michael Thompson
Dying billionaire, Trevor Stone hires private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro to find his missing daughter. Grief-stricken over the death of her mother and the impending death of her father, Desiree Stone has been missing for three weeks. So has the first investigator, Trevor Stone hired to find her: Jay Becker, Patrick´s mentor. As Patrick and Angie begin their search, they are led down a trail of half-truths and corruption into a world in which a therapeutic organization may be fronting for a dangerous cult; a hi-tech private investigation firm may be covering up lethal crimes; and a stolen cache of millions in illegal funds may be tied to both disappearances and a tanker full of heroin. Nothing is remotely what it seems as the detectives travel from the wind-blown streets of Boston to the rum-punch sunsets of Florida´s Gulf Coast and back again, searching for a woman and a man who could be saints or sinners, victims or victimizers, alive or dead. And the more Patrick and Angie discover, the more they realize that on this case, any wrong step will certainly be their last.
THE FIRST EVER BOSCH & BALLARD THRILLER: THE NEW BLOCKBUSTER FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER At the end of a long, dark night Detectives Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch cross paths for the very first time. Detective Renée Ballard works the graveyard shift and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find a stranger rifling through old files. The intruder is none other than legendary LAPD detective Harry Bosch, hunting for leads in an unsolved case that has got under his skin. Ballard escorts him out but - curious to know what he was searching for - soon becomes obsessed by the murder of Daisy Clayton. Was she the first victim of a serial killer who still stalks the streets? For Bosch, the case is more than personal: it may be all he has left. But in a city where crime never sleeps, even detectives have a dark side... CRIME DOESN´T COME BETTER THAN CONNELLY. ´One of the world´s greatest crime writers´ Daily Mail ´A master of the genre´ Stephen King ´A superb natural storyteller´ Lee Child ´Novels of exceptional quality´ The Times ´Genuine modern classics´ Independent on Sunday ´Crime thriller writing of the highest order´ Guardian ´One of the great storytellers of crime fiction´ Sunday Telegraph ´America´s greatest living crime writer´ Express ´No one writes a better modern thriller than Connelly´ Evening Standard
Clint Long, desperately seeking a sponsor for his race team, impulsively stops by an old mystic to have his fortune read and unwittingly sparks a euphoric reaction when she discovers he by chance has 11 direct genetic links to their 12 sacred tribes, which the governing Council of their Craft has been trying to forge for over 5,000 years. Unbeknownst to him, the colorful members of the Council hastily adapt a plan to gather his seed within a maiden from the remaining 12th tribe, whose newborn persona is destined by the ancient ones to usher in a new age of enlightenment for all mankind. For this noble quest, they select Leah as the vessel to bear his child, a naïve young woman raised in the swamps of Louisiana and home-schooled by her mother with virtually no contact with the outside world. When Leah´s godmother mistakenly casts a love spell, Clint whisks Leah out of her protected environment into his fast-paced world while Council valiantly tries to keep up and subtly protect the unborn child. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Troy McElfresh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037496/bk_acx0_037496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Acadia, two young mothers, one British and one French, have become good friends, despite the enmity between their peoples. The French woman´s baby girl becomes critically ill. Since the British woman has access to medical care denied to the French, they exchange infants. But, suddenly, the French are expelled from Acadia, and the women are unable to meet again. Separated by a continent, each mother raises the other´s child as if she were her own. Now, 18 years later, the emotional and spiritual effects of the exchange are about to come to light. An Englishman is searching for his heir. Two young women are searching for their heritage. And God´s strength is waiting for them all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/001499/bk_reco_001499_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At age 21, Andrea Palpant Dilley stripped the Christian fish decal off her car bumper in a symbolic act of departure from her religious childhood. At 23, she left the church and went searching for refuge in the company of men who left her lonely and friends who pushed the boundaries of what she once held sacred. In this deeply personal memoir, Andrea navigates the doubts that plague believers and skeptics alike: Why does a good God allow suffering? Why is God so silent, distant, and uninvolved? And why does the church seem so dysfunctional? Yet amid her skepticism, she begins to ask new questions: Could doubting be a form of faith? Might our doubts be a longing for God that leads to a faith we can ultimately live with? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Palpant Dilley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001255/bk_zond_001255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At a time when violent images of the Muslim world dominate our headlines, Western audiences are growing increasingly interested in a different picture of Islam, specifically the idea of Muslim nonviolence, and what it could mean for the world. But is nonviolence compatible with the teachings of Islam? Is it practical to suggest that Muslim societies must adopt nonviolence to thrive in today’s world? Where is the Muslim equivalent of a Mohandas K. Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr.? Searching for a King offers a comprehensive look into Islamic conceptions of nonviolence, their modern champions, and their readings of Islam’s sacred texts, including the Qur’an and traditions of the Prophet Muhammad. Jeffry R. Halverson asserts that the foundation for nonviolence in Islam already exists. He points to the exemplary lives and teachings of modern Muslim champions of nonviolence, including Abdul Ghaffar Khan, an ethnic Pashtun from the tribal regions of Pakistan whose 100,000 Muslim followers peacefully resisted British colonial rule in India. Using rich historical narratives and data from leading NGOs and international governmental organizations, Halverson also makes the case that by eliminating the high costs of warfare, nonviolence opens the door to such important complementary initiatives as micro-financing and women’s education programs. Ultimately, he endorses Muslim conceptions of nonviolence and argues for the formulation of a nonviolent version of jihad as an active mode of social transformation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Bloodworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010069/bk_adbl_010069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.