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An Imperfect God

Author: Henry Wiencek
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466856599
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An Imperfect God is a major new biography of Washington, and the first to explore his engagement with American slavery When George Washington wrote his will, he made the startling decision to set his slaves free; earlier he had said that holding slaves was his "only unavoidable subject of regret." In this groundbreaking work, Henry Wiencek explores the founding father's engagement with slavery at every stage of his life--as a Virginia planter, soldier, politician, president and statesman. Washington was born and raised among blacks and mixed-race people; he and his wife had blood ties to the slave community. Yet as a young man he bought and sold slaves without scruple, even raffled off children to collect debts (an incident ignored by earlier biographers). Then, on the Revolutionary battlefields where he commanded both black and white troops, Washington's attitudes began to change. He and the other framers enshrined slavery in the Constitution, but, Wiencek shows, even before he became president Washington had begun to see the system's evil. Wiencek's revelatory narrative, based on a meticulous examination of private papers, court records, and the voluminous Washington archives, documents for the first time the moral transformation culminating in Washington's determination to emancipate his slaves. He acted too late to keep the new republic from perpetuating slavery, but his repentance was genuine. And it was perhaps related to the possibility--as the oral history of Mount Vernon's slave descendants has long asserted--that a slave named West Ford was the son of George and a woman named Venus; Wiencek has new evidence that this could indeed have been true. George Washington's heroic stature as Father of Our Country is not diminished in this superb, nuanced portrait: now we see Washington in full as a man of his time and ahead of his time.

Confessions Of An Imperfect Mom

Author: Julie Ann Barnhill
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736941576
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Bestselling author of She's Gonna Blow (more than 125,000 copies sold) Julie Ann Barnhill reveals her flawed parenting moments--from the hilarious to the serious--and shares secrets that will help all moms uncover joy, sanity, and peace in their imperfections. With her trademark honesty and humor, she eases women down from the top of "Mount Guiltmore" and into the freedom to be their own unique brand of mom by acknowledging the things they don't have guilt over and embracing understanding how their own mothers influenced them discovering personal qualities that will make them great moms Practical insights and a sassy, realistic look at all mothers do, take on, accomplish, and carry with them provide women with a fresh perspective that can open up their lives to everything that God has for them and their children. Rerelease of Motherhood: The Guilt That Keeps On Giving

God Created Man In His Image And Likeness

Author: Oried E. Graves
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466958057
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Everyone who reads the Bible must admit that it tells us to do things that we never have done and cannot do in our fleshly bodies. One reason is that God our Creator is telling us what He wants us to be and do as created in His image and likeness. Our purpose is in our image and likeness of God our Creator, not like the dust of the ground or the flesh of our parents. Most children don and rsquo;t know that they are created in the image and likeness of God, and their parents have not asked God for His spirit for their children so they can be taught this vital truth. The reason parents don and rsquo;t ask God for His spirit for their children is because they don and rsquo;t recognize the need for Him. There are several things mankind cannot do in the flesh, and they must recognize their origin in the image and likeness of God. Mankind must recognize being in the image and likeness of God to, first, love God with all their being and love his neighbors as himself; second, to obey God and his parents as required in God and rsquo;s word; third, to trust God with all his heart; fourth, to worship God in spirit and in truth; and fifth, to glorify God in his body and spirit, which are God. The devil does not want mankind to know that he is created in the image and likeness of God because man will always defeat Satan and fulfill God's will. and nbsp; and nbsp;

Risking Truth

Author: Scott A. Ellington
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878278
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Ours is a world characterized by change. Often the most fundamental changes in our lives result from experiences of profound suffering and loss as we are wrenched from our familiar world and driven into one that is alien. In the midst of such loss, we are compelled to choose between trying to cling to the remnants of a reality that is passing away and trying to make a home in a strange new world. Biblical prayers of lament wait for us at this crossroad of loss and newness. Prayers of lament are marked both by loss and by the inexplicable silence of God. Everything we believe about God's justice and goodness is placed in doubt by his hiddenness. The cry of lament is an act of tremendous risk. To lament is to abandon the sinking ship of religious certainty and strike out in a small dingy, amidst stormy seas, in search of a hidden God. Faced with God's silence, the biblical writers are willing to place at risk their most fundamental beliefs and to lament. The Psalm writers risk the loss of the Exodus story by crying out to a God who has failed to save, demanding that he once more part the chaotic waters and make a way in the desert. Job risks the loss of a moral God by confronting God with his injustice. Jeremiah risks the loss of the covenant by calling out for God to return yet again to a faithless partner and a failed marriage. Matthew and John the Revelator recognize that the coming of Messiah is impelled by the cries of innocent sufferers. Throughout the Bible, lament risks the possible loss of relationship with God and presses for a new, though uncertain, experience of God's presence.

The Onion And Philosophy

Author: Sharon M. Kaye
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697243
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The Onion, with its unique brand of deadpan satirical humor, has become a familiar part of the American scene. The newspaper has a readership of over a million, and reaches millions more with its spin-off books and Onion News Network. The Onion has shown us that standard ways of thinking about the news have their grotesque and silly side, and this invites philosophical examination. Twenty-one philosophers were commissioned to provide witty philosophical perspectives on just what makes the Onion so truthful and insightful. Former Governor Sarah Palin reported: “I just couldn’t put it down. The Onion and Philosophy is the most exciting book I’ve read since Principia Mathematica.” Are the Onion writers truly cynical, or just cynically faking it? Does the Onion really have a serious point of view on religion? On sex? On politics? Who cares what Area Man thinks? If everyone’s so dumb, how come so many Onion readers keep on laughing at how dumb they are?

A Perfect God Created An Imperfect World Perfectly

Author: Rabbi G
Publisher: Heroes Circle
ISBN: 9780986358326
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Stress kills. The destructive chemical cocktails of anxiety, pain and anger rip apart our bodies. They also drown our relationships and wreck our lives. But don't worry about it because that's bad for you. The little teachers of Kids Kicking Cancer are as young as two years old. They have faced more stress in their lives than most of us can imagine. However, they are teaching the world how to "breathe in the light and blow out the darkness" using the same martial arts techniques that they have learned from the black belt therapists of an amazing program that is in four countries. In thirty lessons you will be inspired, motivated and educated by these children how to make significant changes in your response to the stressors in your life. These lessons have been presented to major corporations across the globe. 97% of the adults describe these seminars as having had "a profound influence" on their lives. Each chapter of this book contains a link that will connect you to simple audio and written meditations that you can practice as well. Every time you open that link, numbers go up in front of the children allowing them to know that they are teaching you. It's a win-win situation. You will live longer and they will have purpose, and with that, less pain. There is no book like this in the world! The author lovingly referred to, as "Rabbi G.," by the children, is a clinical assistant professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine and a black belt father who lost his first child to leukemia. Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg has received numerous awards across the globe including being featured as a "Hero Among Us" in People magazine as well as a Top Ten CNN Hero. However, to the Rabbi it is the children who are the real heroes. It is clearly his privilege to be their voice.