Author: R. T. Kendall
Publisher: Chosen Books
One of the most influential teachings in Christian history is Matthew 5-7, Jesus's Sermon on the Mount. Many pastors have delved into this passage, but none has offered such a comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible exposition. Until now. Known for his keen insight and biblical understanding, Dr. R. T. Kendall offers an in-depth, verse-by-verse, and lay-friendly exposition of this matchless sermon. In fact, he gives the most thorough and comprehensive interpretation of this passage to date. His compelling, devotional-style writing brings the words of Jesus to life, and he shows readers how to put these teachings to work in their own lives. An unforgettable book for the lay reader and pastor alike.
A Theological Commentary
Author: Jonathan T. Pennington
Publisher: Baker Academic
The Sermon on the Mount, one of the most influential portions of the Bible, is the most studied and commented upon portion of the Christian Scriptures. Every Christian generation turns to it for insight and guidance. In this volume, a recognized expert on the Gospels shows that the Sermon on the Mount offers a clear window into understanding God's work in Christ. Jonathan Pennington provides a historical, theological, and literary commentary on the Sermon and explains how this text offers insight into God's plan for human flourishing. As Pennington explores the literary dimensions and theological themes of this famous passage, he situates the Sermon in dialogue with the Jewish and Greek virtue traditions and the philosophical-theological question of human flourishing. He also relates the Sermon's theological themes to contemporary issues such as ethics, philosophy, and economics.
Author: Geronimo Stilton
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny, cheesy adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is fast-paced with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love. Rat-munching rattlesnakes! I can't believe it. I, Geronimo Stilton, just let my super-sporty friend Bruce Hyena convince me to go on another one of his extreme adventures. You know me--I just can't say no to a friend! This time, we're going to be climbing to the top of the famouse Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. Moldy mozzarella! I'm in no shape for a mountain climb. How will I ever make it to the top?
Tragödie am Mount Everest
Author: Anatoli Boukreev,G. Weston DeWalt
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Eiskalt und spannend Anatoli Boukreev, der russische Bergführer aus Scott Fischers Expedition, schildert die Ereignisse an jenem verhängnisvollen 10. Mai 1996 aus seiner Sicht. Der Russe Anatoli Boukreev hat elf der vierzehn Achttausender ohne Hilfe von Sauerstoff bestiegen und galt als einer der besten Bergsteiger der Welt. An dem verhängnisvollen 10. Mai 1996, als in der Todeszone auf dem Mount Everest fünf Menschen starben, nahm er als Führer an Scott Fischers Expedition teil und kämpfte sich mehrmals durch den peitschenden Wind, um Expeditionsteilnehmer vor dem sicheren Tod zu retten.
Mount Meru und Kilimanjaro - pole, pole!
Author: Peter Alles
Der Autor erzählt in seinem ersten Reisebericht von seiner Reise nach Tansania, wo er den Mount Meru und den Kilimanjaro mit einer Wandgruppe bestieg. Beide freistehenden Bergmassive sind vulkanischen Ursprungs und in Nationalparks mit sehr artenreicher Fauna und Flora eingebettet. Der Autor bestieg zunächst zur Akklimatisation in einer 4-Tages-Tour den 4.562 h hohen Mount Meru und anschließend über die lange Lemosho-Route in 6 Tagen den 5.895 m hohen Kilimanjaro. Sein Reisebericht ist sowohl informativ mit viel Hintergrundwissen, persönlichen Erfahrungen und Reisetipps gespickt als auch mit heiteren Begebenheiten und vielen Farbfotos angereichert.
Author: Scott Hawkins
A missing God. A library with the secrets to the universe. A woman too busy to notice her heart slipping away. Carolyn's not so different from the other people around her. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. Clothes are a bit tricky, but everyone says nice things about her outfit with the Christmas sweater over the gold bicycle shorts. After all, she was a normal American herself once. That was a long time ago, of course. Before her parents died. Before she and the others were taken in by the man they called Father. In the years since then, Carolyn hasn't had a chance to get out much. Instead, she and her adopted siblings have been raised according to Father's ancient customs. They've studied the books in his Library and learned some of the secrets of his power. And sometimes, they've wondered if their cruel tutor might secretly be God. Now, Father is missing—perhaps even dead—and the Library that holds his secrets stands unguarded. And with it, control over all of creation. As Carolyn gathers the tools she needs for the battle to come, fierce competitors for this prize align against her, all of them with powers that far exceed her own. But Carolyn has accounted for this. And Carolyn has a plan. The only trouble is that in the war to make a new God, she's forgotten to protect the things that make her human. Populated by an unforgettable cast of characters and propelled by a plot that will shock you again and again, The Library at Mount Char is at once horrifying and hilarious, mind-blowingly alien and heartbreakingly human, sweepingly visionary and nail-bitingly thrilling—and signals the arrival of a major new voice in fantasy.
Author: Amanda Porterfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
American women played in important part in Protestant foreign missionary work from its early days at the beginning of the nineteenth century. This work allowed them to disseminate the Prostestant religious principles in which they believed, and by enabling them to acquire professional competence as teachers, to break into public life and create new opportunities for themselves and other women. No institution was more closely associated with women missionaries than Mount Holyoke College. In this book, Amanda Porterfield examines Mount Holyoke founder Mary Lyon and the missionary women she trained. Her students assembled in a number of particular mission fields, most importantly Persia, India, Ceylon, Hawaii, and Africa. Porterfield focuses on three sites where documentation about their activities is especially rich-- northwest Persia, Maharashtra in western India, and Natal in southeast Africa. All three of these sites figured importantly in antebellum missionary strategy; missionaries envisioned their converts launching the conquest of Islam from Persia, overturning "Satan's seat" in India, and drawing the African descendants of Ham into the fold of Christendom. Porterfield shows that although their primary goal of converting large numbers of women to Protestant Christianity remained elusive, antebellum missionary women promoted female literacy everywhere they went, along with belief in the superiority and scientific validity of Protestant orthodoxy, the necessity of monogamy and the importance of marital affection, and concern for the well-being of children and women. In this way, the missionary women contributed to cultural change in many parts of the world, and to the development of new cultures that combined missionary concepts with traditional ideals.
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Penguin UK
How could such an intricate object as the human eye - so complex and so precise - have come about by chance? In this masterful piece of popular science, Richard Dawkins builds a powerful and carefully reasoned argument for evolutionary adapatation as the force behind all life on earth. The metaphor of 'Mount Improbable' represents the combination of perfection and improbability that we find in the seemingly 'designed' complexity of living things. And through it all runs the thread of DNA, the molecule of life, responsible for its own destiny on an unending pilgrimage through time. Evocative illustrations accompany Dawkins' eloquent descriptions of astonishing adaptations in the living world.
Author: Mark Perdue
Publisher: Xulon Press
Mount Sinai, where Moses received the ten commandments has been lost for about 2,500 years. Isaiah 2:2,3 tells us that in the last days Mount Sinai will be found. Many mountains have been proposed as the "real" Mount Sinai. However, do any meet the biblical clues? What route would the Israelites have taken? How would they obtain water for 600,000 in the desert? What time of year did they leave? What was the weather at that time? Where are the other proposed mountains? Where did Moses' father-in-law, Jethro live? Would Jethro speak Egyptian and would Moses be able to speak another language to have communicated with Jethro's daughter? These are some of the questions answered in this book.
Author: Monica Hess
A feng shui assessment of Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, showing how the feng shui of the mansion influenced the man, his family, and his country.
An Illustrated Guide
Author: Mike Filey
This illustrated guide includes descriptions of the monuments and horticultural features of Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Author: Joseph J. Hobbs
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Social Science
Amid the high mountains of Egypt's southern Sinai Peninsula stands Jebel Musa, "Mount Moses," revered by most Christians and Muslims as Mount Sinai. (Jewish tradition holds that Mount Sinai should remain terra incognita, unlocated, and does not associate it with this mountain.) In this fascinating study, Joseph Hobbs draws on geography and archaeology, Biblical and Quranic accounts, and the experiences of people ranging from Christian monks to Bedouin shepherds to casual tourists to explore why this mountain came to be revered as a sacred place and how that very perception now threatens its fragile ecology and its sense of holy solitude. After discussing the physical characteristics of Jebel Musa and the debate that selected it as the most probable Mount Sinai, Hobbs fully describes all Christian and Muslim sacred sites around the mountain. He views Mount Sinai from the perspectives of the centuries-long inhabitants of the region—the monks of the Monastery of St. Katherine and the Jabaliya Bedouins—and of tourists and pilgrims, from medieval Europeans to modern travelers dispirited by Western industrialization. Hobbs concludes his account with the recent international debate over whether to build a cable car on Mount Sinai and with an unflinching description of the negative impact of tourism on the delicate desert environment. His book raises important, troubling questions for everyone concerned about the fate of the earth's wild and sacred places.
Author: Scot McKnight
Emphasizing the historical distance between the New Testament and our contemporary culture, The Sermon on the Mount by Scot McKnight, part of the new The Story of God Bible Commentary series, offers helpful contextual insights for those seeking to discern how to live out the Bible in today’s world. Perfect for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and lay people alike, this highly anticipated series provides a clear and compelling exposition of the text in the context of the Bible’s overarching story. The authors move away from “application” language, which has been criticized as being too simplistic, encouraging instead a wider perspective and discussion of how the biblical story can be lived today. Offering a new type of application commentary for today’s context, the Story of God Bible Commentary series explains and illuminates Scripture as God’s Story, with each New Testament text examined as embedded in its canonical and historical setting, in order to foster discernment in living the story faithfully and creatively with and for the Church in the 21st Century.
Mit Kathmandu, Annapurna, Mount Everest und den schönsten Trekkingrouten
Author: Ray Hartung
Publisher: Trescher Verlag
Nepal ist ein Land der Superlative: Neben dem Mount Everest, dem höchsten Berg der Erde, befinden sich weitere sieben 8000er im Norden des Landes. Gerade einmal 200 Kilometer trennen die Berggiganten des Himalaya vom Flachland des Terai mit subtropischem Klima. Mehr als 60 Völker leben in Nepal, und ebenso vielfältig sind die Traditionen und religösen Bräuche, die Bauwerke und Tempel verschiedener Kulturen. Besonders sehenswert sind die alten Königsstädte Kathmandu, Patan und Bhaktapur. Ein beliebtes Ziel und Ausgangspunkt vieler Trekkingrouten ist auch das schön gelegene Pokhara am Phewa-See. Die meisten Urlauber zieht es in die Berge. In den ›Hügeln‹ in der Mitte des Landes lassen sich phantastische Wanderungen unternehmen, mit atemberaubenden Ausblicken auf die Himalaya-Gipfel. Beliebte Routen führen durch das Annapurna- und Everest-Gebiet, im östlichen Kanchenjunga-Massiv oder im fernen Westen gibt es noch viele Routen, auf denen man keinen anderen Touristen begegnen wird. Dieser Reiseführer beschreibt alle Regionen Nepals, die wichtigsten Städte und Nationalparks. Zahlreiche bekannte und auch weniger bekannte Trekkingrouten werden ausführlich vorgestellt. Auch wenn die schweren Erdbeben im Frühjahr 2015 viel Leid und Not über das Land gebracht hat, gibt sehr viele gute Gründe, das kleine Land am Fuße des Himalaya zu besuchen. In den betroffenen Regionen – hauptsächlich das Kathmandutal und angrenzende Regionen – sind mittlerweile wieder alle Trekkingrouten sicher begehbar, Tempel und Lodges werden wieder aufgebaut. Aktuelle Informationen im Buch informieren über die Folgen der Naturkatastrophe.