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"Nous nous sommes retrouvés à Dharamsala pour partager ce que deux amis, venus de deux mondes très différents, ont appris au cours de leur longue existence. Nous aimerions que ce livre soit une invitation à la joie." La célébration des 80 ans de Sa Sainteté le Dalaï-Lama fut l’occasion de recevoir l’archevêque Desmond Tutu pour une série de rencontres historiques. Grands maîtres spirituels contemporains, ce sont aussi deux personnes dont la joie est contagieuse, et ce malgré de nombreuses épreuves personnelles. Loin d’être dépendante des circonstances extérieures, la joie est un état d’esprit et un art de vie face aux tourments du quotidien. À travers des dialogues baignés de tendresse et de rire, ces deux prix Nobel nous offrent quantité d’anecdotes personnelles et nous font partager leurs pratiques spirituelles.
Louis Segond, est un pasteur protestant et théologien qui, à la demande de la Compagnie des Pasteurs de Genève, a traduit la Bible en français à partir des textes originaux hébreux et grecs, la traduction Segond. La traduction de l'Ancien Testament a été publiée par étape et s'est échelonnée sur une dizaine d'années, le recueil complet est paru en 1873. C'est en 1880 que le Nouveau Testament complet voit le jour. Louis Segond ne voulait pas que de son vivant on touche à sa traduction, mais il avait fait savoir qu'après son décès, les éditeurs pourraient faire ce qu'ils voudraient. C'est donc après sa mort, en 1909, qu'une révision de son travail a été envisagée, ce qui a abouti à la version de 1910. Extrait : Dieu dit : Que la lumière soit ! Et la lumière fut. Dieu vit que la lumière était bonne ; et Dieu sépara la lumière d'avec les ténèbres. Dieu appela la lumière jour, et il appela les ténèbres nuit. Ainsi, il y eut un soir, et il y eut un matin : ce fut le premier jour. Dieu dit : Qu'il y ait une étendue entre les eaux, et qu'elle sépare les eaux d'avec les eaux. Et Dieu fit l'étendue, et il sépara les eaux qui sont au-dessous de l'étendue d'avec les eaux qui sont au-dessus de l'étendue. Et cela fut ainsi. Dieu appela l'étendue ciel. Ainsi, il y eut un soir, et il y eut un matin : ce fut le second jour.
Le commissaire Madec, patron d’une des brigades du légendaire « 36, Quai des Orfèvres », s’apprête à coffrer en flagrant délit un important groupe de dealers en banlieue parisienne. Mais l’arrestation tourne mal avec la grave blessure d'un policier municipal et surtout la mort de l’un des bandits. Une étrange bavure à l’origine d’émeutes dans les quartiers chauds de la ville. La hiérarchie administrative du « 36 » met en avant la responsabilité de Madec, considéré comme un flic réactionnaire et dépassé. Le commandant Le Coz, anti portrait du commissaire, est donc chargé par le syndicat d’organiser la défense de son collègue. Au milieu des complots, manipulations et intérêts politiques qui compliquent l'affaire, Le Coz va mener l'enquête sur les origines complexes du drame, dans « une banlieue rouge » meurtrie...
What would it look like if God gave us a clear roadmap outlining His success principles for finances, work, marriage, faith, friendship, personal growth, conflict resolution, and nearly every other aspect of everyday life? It would be life-changing! The good news is that this roadmap already exists, and it's called The Book of Proverbs. For more than 3,000 years, the Proverbs have guided world leaders and people from all walks of life. Still, many have misunderstood wisdom to be a mystical force that can only be attained by a privileged few. The truth is God has made His wisdom available to all who will seek it. He doesn't want His timeless truths to be a mystery! You just need a heart open to receive His instruction. In Think Like Jesus, Dave Willis distills all the main themes and lessons in Proverbs into thirty-one daily readings. This devotional will give a fresh perspective, and be encouraging to the Proverbs scholar and first-time Proverbs readers alike! For anyone who wants to be at their best in all aspects of life and faith, Think Like Jesus could be a life-changing book.
Ministry Leader Teaches How to Pray for Direction and Guidance Should I take that new job? How can I be a better parent? Who should I marry? How can I make ends meet? We all face challenging questions that keep us up at night, and we don't know who to turn to for answers, or even if there's anyone at all who can help. It turns out there is--the very God who created you. Everyone needs God's wisdom to navigate the complexities of life and manage responsibilities, difficulties, and relationships. Jesus Christ, the source of all wisdom and knowledge, has not called us to figure these things out for ourselves--he is ready to give us his perfect wisdom as we seek him in prayer. In this book, Daniel Henderson shares a Gospel-centered approach to living wisely in a broken world. He gives you practical steps for praying to receive answers in the midst of our confusion and uncertainty as well as questions for group discussion. There is no question you can ask that God can't answer. He's just waiting for you to ask. Includes practical prayer guide and questions for group discussion.
Wisdom fuel is a positive stimulant for the mind, body, and soul. If you think it’s easier said than done, I’ve already taken that myth into consideration. I’ve written and designed the book to accommodate your learning needs. Whenever someone advises me on a matter and the dictum “it’s easier said than done” springs to mind, I remind myself that I must still make the effort rather than allow inertia to set in. I’m encouraging you to do the same too. For a healthy mind, body, and soul, you need the right kind of spiritual fuel; this book goes a long way in providing it. You can use the book for your benefit and, by doing so, increase the likelihood that, through you, it may benefit others too. Remember the saying, “Little drops of water … make a mighty ocean and a bounteous land.” The book may be read in any number of ways—sequentially, by title, or through use of the categorical index. However you choose to engage with the material, it can offer you great benefits.
What is God's best for a woman's life, and how can she live it out? These questions are answered in this uplifting book by bestselling author Elizabeth George. Readers will discover easy-to-do suggestions for success in all they do that will— maximize productivity in a busy schedule cultivate good habits and conquer bad ones strengthen relationships further God's purposes encourage closeness to God Women will find dozens of highly practical tips for every area of daily life—in their marriages, families, homes, and places of work and in their friendships, health, finances, and personal growth. Formerly titled God's Wisdom for a Woman's Life.
Encounter the power of the Word. Walk in the freedom God intends. Experience the Holy Spirit. The KJV Spirit-Filled Life Bible provides a compelling look at Scripture and the work of the Holy Spirit – now in full-color with updated features. This bestselling Bible draws on the expertise of an expanded team of respected, Spirit-led scholars led by Pastor Jack Hayford, founding pastor of The Church on the Way and chancellor of The King’s University. With over 2 million copies sold, the KJV Spirit-Filled Life Bible continues to equip God’s people to live in His kingdom, exercise gifts of the Spirit, and lay hold of God’s promises. Features include: Full-color design with updated maps and charts, a detailed KJV concordance, and in-depth articles about Spirit-filled life “Word Wealth”–More than 650 word studies shed light on key terms, drawing important meaning from the original Greek and Hebrew “Kingdom Dynamics”–Biblical themes from Spirit-filled preachers, teachers, and writers “Truth-In-Action”–Handy, helpful thematic charts provide practical application from every book of the Bible “Praying the Word”–192 guided prayers based on significant passages of Scripture Detailed book introductions and outlines help you to learn each book’s historical background and appreciate its teachings Verse-by-verse study notes explain each passage and illuminate your understanding
Charles Spurgeon has been called the “Prince of Preachers.” He preached to over 10 million people in his lifetime, and his written sermons have impacted millions more. The CSB Spurgeon Study Bible features thousands of excerpts from Spurgeon’s sermons, chosen and edited by Alistair Begg in order to bring the richness of the Prince of Preachers’ insights into your daily Bible study. If you enjoy Charles Spurgeon books or Spurgeon Christian devotionals, you will find this Bible to be a remarkable resource—as if you were sitting alongside Charles Spurgeon. The CSB Spurgeon Study Bible is ideal whether you are preparing for future bible studies or for daily readings. Features of the study Bible include Introductory Biography of Charles Spurgeon, study notes crafted from Spurgeon sermons, extracted sermon illustrations placed on the same page as the associated biblical text, Sermon notes and outlines in Spurgeon’s own handwriting, “Spurgeon Quotables” inserted throughout the Bible, Book introductions with book overviews in Spurgeon’s own words, Topical subheadings, Two-column text, Concordance, Smyth-sewn binding, Presentation Page, Full-color maps, and more. The CSB Spurgeon Study Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.
Unshakable Hope, Unblinded Faith Would you like to have the kind of faith that strengthens your soul? What if you could endure trials with a steady calm and make daily decisions with confidence in God's purposes? In Unblinded Faith, Elisa Pulliam invites you to take a holy pause and experience a fresh encounter with God and His Word. This 90-day devotional is filled with thoughtful application of Scripture to help you see God personally and know His love for you. It is possible to take God at His Word. It is possible to embrace His promises, even when your circumstances challenge your faith. You can experience the fullness of God's love, kindness, grace, mercy, and wisdom—no matter where you find yourself today. If you crave unshakable hope, it's time to embrace unblinded faith!
The Bible says fear of the Lord is the “beginning of wisdom” (Psalm 111:10) and the “beginning of knowledge” (Proverbs 1:7). Proverbs 14:27 even calls it a “fountain of life”! But do people really understand what is meant by the “fear of the Lord”? Drastically different from the frightful trembling we feel in response to a threatening person or dangerous situation, the “fear of the Lord” is a deep sense of reverence and awe of the One who created us, loves us, and saved us. With comforting words of instruction, renowned Bible scholar Derek Prince explains… How the fear of the Lord differs from other types of fear How to gain wisdom and understanding, which are rooted in the fear of the Lord How to overcome pride in order to submit to Christ and to others How to stand in awe of God’s holiness Experience peace and confidence by cultivating the fear of the Lord, the place Where Wisdom Begins!
The Chronological Study Bible presents the text of the New International Version in chronological order - the order in which the events actually happened - with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times and gives the reader a dramatic, "you are there" experience. Features include full-color illustrations of places, artifacts, and cultural phenomena, contextual articles that connect Biblical times and world history and culture, daily life notes, time panels and charts that show the flow of Biblical history, and in-text and full-color maps. Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles Chronological Study Bibles sold to date: More than 400,000 Thomas Nelson Bibles is a proud supporter of World Vision in eradicating poverty and preventable deaths among children. Learn more and discover what you can do at www.seegodswordinaction.com.
Bestselling author Kevin Johnson connects with youth like no other! He's selected some of his best devotions, written some new ones, and packed them into one handy, 365-day guide for today's young teens. Tackling difficult issues such as school blues, parental relationships, and future fears, these quick-witted and humorous devotions each include an attention-grabbing opener, an explanation with application of Scripture, and a take-away Bible verse. Parents and youth alike agree that these fun, fresh devotions will keep teens reading. Kevin Johnson's one-of-a-kind devotionals are never preachy--but always punchy.
Which Bible passages are for us today and which only apply to the first audience ancient readers? Can we just pick and choose for ourselves the verses we think fit our situation? Who gets to decide? In READ THE BIBLE FOR A CHANGE, Ray Lubeck helps readers correctly understand and relate the Bible to their lives. If you are serious about your relationship with God and committed to responding faithfully to His Word, this book is for you. Ray has devoted his life to helping people discover for themselves God's truth and see how it relates to their everyday, practical living. He will show you how to: - Read each passage in its larger biblical context - Understand the effects of its literary style - Recognize the meaning of a text - Hear God speak through the Bible's human authors - Identify the life-changing truths that apply to life today - Bring pleasure to God by obeying His Word As a college-level teacher, Ray realizes what it takes to hold the interest of students of the Bible. He uses illustrations, charts, stories, and everyday examples to make learning both fun and significant. Read the Bible for a Change will help you avoid the pitfalls and discover the truths that transform you life.
In our instantly connected world, it’s surprisingly easy to lose our connection to God. This devotional taps Amish wisdom in order to help us draw closer to God and hear his voice. In The One Year Book of Amish Peace, you’ll get a daily taste of Amish values and wisdom. Tricia Goyer shares her fascination with the Amish in a way that will inspire and encourage believers to carve out more time in each day to listen to God and experience his presence. This daily devotional contains interesting facts about the Amish, recipes, and information about the way the Amish handle money, rear their children, and center their lives on faith in God. You’ll be inspired to slow down and find ways to simplify so that you, too, can experience God in the ordinary.
God Can Work Powerfully Through a Praying Wife Today's challenges can make a fulfilling marriage seem like an impossible dream. Yet God delights in doing the impossible if only we would ask! Stormie Omartian shares how God can strengthen your marriage as you pray for your husband concerning key areas in his life, including... his spiritual walk his emotions his role as a leader his security in work his physical protection his faith and his future You will be encouraged by Stormie's own experiences, along with the Bible verses and sample prayers included in each chapter. Join the millions of women who have been blessed by this life-changing look at the power of a wife's prayers.
The Bible, one of the greatest works of the world, encompasses the story of creation, the history of the nation of Israel, the record of God’s relationship with the Israelites (also referred to as Hebrews or Jews), the laws and guidelines for worship given by God ( Jehovah) to his children, and in the New Testament, the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Biblical writings take many forms, including legends, proverbs, poems, genealogies and biographies. However, the contents of the Bible consistently center around one theme; namely, the unavoidable lessons humans must learn in life regarding their relationship with God. In Genesis, the first book of the Bible, we find one of the most compelling narratives ever told in this world: the story of the creation of the first two humans, Adam and Eve. Later, at the instigation of Satan, represented by the serpent, Adam and Eve willfully violate God’s rule, eat the forbidden fruit and are thus banished from Paradise. According to Supreme Master Ching Hai, this tragic story of Paradise lost symbolizes humankind’s turning away from God: “God’ is the creative energy behind everything in the universe. It is given different names in different religions; for example, God, Allah, the Supreme Master, Anuttara-Samyak-Sambodhi and the Buddha Power.” (see Supreme Master Ching Hai’s Lecture 7, The Ten Commandments, in this volume.) Following “Paradise Lost” are many other well-known Bible stories, such as those of Noah (Lecture 2), Lot (Lecture 4) and Moses (Lecture 6). These tales depict God’s children misused their free will and continuing to deviate from the cosmic design of universal love, peace and harmony, with the inevitable result being destruction. Whether in the form of a gigantic flood that engulfs the Earth, a fire that destroys an entire city or endless wars among nations, these disasters might be thought to represent God’s punishment, but in reality they are the direct outcomes of human’s own behavior. How can human beings avoid such natural and self-made calamities? The answer to this question comes from the shining examples of Biblical figures such as Abraham, Lot, Moses and Samuel’s mother Hannah. These individuals all humbly submitted themselves to God’s will to the extent of giving up their worldly possessions or even their most beloved sons (in the cases of Abraham and Hannah). As a result, they received blessings that were many times more valuable than what they sacrificed. While the Old Testament figures revered God as an external agent who doled out rewards and punishment to his children, Jesus changed this paradigm when He came, telling His followers, “The kingdom of God is within you” (Lecture 11, The Sermon on the Mount, in this volume). This statement reflects the link between Jesus’ teachings and those of Sakyamuni Buddha and many other great Saints of the East, Who taught the same truths. Now Supreme Master Ching Hai brings us an identical message: that God is none other than our own Supreme Wisdom and True Nature (Lecture 7, The Ten Commandments, in this volume). And if we place our trust in God or our own inner Supreme Master, focus on our wisdom center and follow God’s will, not only will we be blessed but the whole world and generations of our descendants will benefit as well. Far from being a stern father figure who punishes people with earthly suffering or reincarnation, God is in essence Universal Love and Compassion. And even when people assert their free will and separate themselves from Love, Love never gives up. Through the ages, God has sent great Masters to help bring Hiers children back to their Heavenly Home. These Saints are God incarnate and their power is divine. Only through Them can we break the karmic cycle, go beyond the Three Realms and arrive safely at our soul’s permanent Home. Jesus also promised that God would again send us a “Comforter,” but how can we recognize a person who is God incarnate as Jesus was? The Supreme Master Ching Hai answers this question as follows: “If there is anyone who teaches the same ideas or gives us the same comfort as Jesus did, we should know that He/She is a Comforter that God has sent to us” (Lecture 9, The Perfect Example of a Great Saint, in this volume). And Her life, words, deeds and the power and love She manifests all testify to the fact that She is indeed from God. If we sincerely wish to be liberated, we need only knock on the door and we will surely recognize Her. Through this Great Master, we earthlings will finally be able to regain our lost Paradise.
There are many devotional books available containing brief, daily inspirations that benefit all who read them. This book is different in two respects. The first is obvious: it contains two readings per day—732 in all. The second, more important difference is that the author wanted to do more than offer inspiration; this would make this book no different than so many others. The messages in the book are study sketches in that the content is not only inspirational, but also educational, challenging, and encouraging. Most of these writings were based on author Michael J. Akers’s teaching of adult Bible studies for more than thirty years and learning what really brought adults to want to deepen their knowledge and application of the Word of God.