And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. (John 17:3)A commentary on the gospel of John and the three epistles of John. The writings of John have a very special focus on God the Father. Many people who know Jesus, or claim to know him, have a limited or nonexistent personal knowledge of God the Father. It is, of course, essential for us to know Jesus, but his fervent desire is that we may also know the Father so intimately that we can ask him for whatsoever we will in Jesus’ name and our prayers may be granted. By the Holy Spirit, we can have such deep and intimate communion with Jesus and the Father "that seeing our love for one another, everyone shall know that we are his disciples." (John 13:35).About the AuthorRussell Stendal, a former hostage of Colombian rebels, is a lifelong missionary to that same group in the jungles of Colombia. He is an influential friend to military and government leaders in Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, and the United States. Russell’s ministry shares the gospel via 12 radio stations, hundreds of thousands of Bibles, books, and movies distributed through airplane parachute drops, and numerous speaking engagements for groups of leaders, prisoners, and individuals. Russell goes wherever the Lord leads, whether it’s to speak with a president or to go deep into the jungle to help an individual in trouble. He has witnessed thousands commit their lives to Christ. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Stendal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137679/bk_acx0_137679_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Volume 2 describes how Paulina's personal crisis became a powerful motivator to overcome obstacles and demonstrated the power and potential of the human spirit. Finding herself embroiled in a Cold War drama on the Island of Cuba, where Soviet and American military forces were vying for supremacy during a secret nuclear confrontation, Paulina decided on a dangerous escape to freedom with her two small children rather than become an obedient slave and an informant for a cruel and rogue tyrannical state. When in 1971 the KGB attempted to conscript Paulina as an informant, she defected with her two young children to Canada in a bizarre feat of courage and audacity. This episode is sure to elevate your heart rate. Who said that women are the weaker sex? She enacted the assertion of "I am mad as hell, and I am not going to take it anymore" and, despite the long odds, succeeded. She became the only defector from a communist country that made such an escape with small children in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada. A seemingly discouraging and difficult situation for a young, penniless immigrant with two small children did not prevent Paulina from rapidly adjusting to a new country. She reestablished herself professionally and even brought her parents to Canada four years later. Paulina's family proudly integrated into Canadian society. Her boys graduated from Canadian universities as scientists. They became confident, responsible, and independent individuals in the entrepreneurial high-tech sector.A literate and beautifully written account of a Jewish girl growing up in Stalin's Russia and her creative approach to the problems of survival and achievement under a rigid dictatorship. Highly recommended as an example of women's determination and achievement if and when they take themselves seriously and pursue their objectives with conviction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paulina Zelitsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107647/bk_acx0_107647_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A lucid dream begins at the moment you become aware that you are dreaming, and fully conscious of the experience even though your body is sound asleep. In lucid, as well as in semi-lucid dreams, the Holy Spirit may choose to speak personally with our soul. In her intimate autobiographical account, Maria Isabel Pita shares how she was led home to Christ through lucid dreaming as a spiritual practice. Born into Catholicism in Havana, Cuba, Maria's family fled into exile after the communist revolution, and she grew up in Fairfax, Virginia. As an adult, Maria came to lead a secular life, concentrating primarily on her growth as a writer. The author of several successful novels, the happily married Maria never expected God to personally enter her life. Then she began experiencing lucid dreams. At first, she called them "flying dreams" because flying felt fantastic, and she could think of no better way to make use of them. But as her skill and control as a lucid dreamer improved, a pure and overwhelming Love introduced itself into her life in the form of a mysteriously wonderful Man who began appearing regularly in her dreams, and who she came to think of as her "Guardian Lord". This compelling account charts Maria's journey through the extraordinary experiences she recorded, and the insight and direction she drew from them as, dream by dream, her soul was guided along a path in keeping with Christian mystical tradition. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maria Isabel Pita. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082551/bk_acx0_082551_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Franny Chapman just wants some peace. But that's hard to get when her best friend is feuding with her, her sister has disappeared, and her uncle is fighting an old war in his head. Her saintly younger brother is no help, and the cute boy across the street only complicates things. Worst of all, everyone is walking around just waiting for a bomb to fall. It's 1962, and it seems that the whole country is living in fear. When President Kennedy goes on television to say that Russia is sending nuclear missiles to Cuba, it only gets worse. Franny doesn';t know how to deal with what's going on in the world - no more than she knows how to deal with what's going on with her family and friends. But somehow she's got to make it through. A note from the author: Countdown is a documentary novel. It contains scrapbooks with visual elements - photographs, song lyrics, newspaper articles from 1962, and more. I wanted readers to see young Franny's world, to feel it, to taste it, and I deliberately chose Listening Library to bring the scrapbooks and the story alive for readers by letting them hear what 1962 sounded like. I was totally blown over by this audio homage to the early sixties, as well as how faithful they were to the spirit of the scrapbooks, from the crackle in Khrushchev's long-distance transmissions, to the thrill of John F. Kennedy's rhetoric. From the crack of the bat and the swell of the crowd as Sandy Koufax pitched a no-hitter, to the ominous explosion of a nuclear bomb. Typewriters, air raid sirens, jaunty Duck-and-Cover jingles; it's all there, offering a world that the page alone cannot convey. And then there is the marvelous Emma Galvin as Franny; a snappy, snazzy, and, above all, earnest young girl in love with the world, on the cusp of growing up, and hoping she lives to see that day. Pitch perfect. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Galvin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001261/bk_lili_001261_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Revision with unchanged content. How are new musical traditions formed? This is the central question guiding this book on an Afro-Cuban ceremony sometimes called cajón pa los muertos, a spirit-possession ritual that has been developed in Cuba over the past few decades. Cajón ceremonies are deftly sculpted from a wealth of religious influences including Santería, Palo, Espiritismo, and Catholicism. Grupo Cuero y Cajón, the case study for this book, provide insight into how songs and rhythms are created for these ceremonies while also bringing together older separate traditions into a new whole. This process of transculturation requires preservation and innovation but also shows musicians as integral to the creation of religious practices. As the first work in any language to study Cajón ceremonies, this book documents the songs used in the ceremonies and the eclectic drum rhythms that accompany them. This book is geared towards scholars in the fields of ethnomusicology, anthropology, and religious studies, but will also be of interest to the general reader wanting to learn more about Afro-American culture. Three CD s and a DVD to accompany this book can be found at the author s website: www.nolanwarden.com.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Vodun or Vudun is a traditional Polytheistic organised religion of coastal West Africa, from Nigeria to Ghana. It is distinct from the unorganised traditional animistic religions in the interiors of these same countries, as well as from various religions with often similar names of the African Diaspora in the New World, such as Haitian Vodou, the similar Vudu of the Dominican Republic, Candomblé Jejé in Brazil, Louisiana Voodoo, and Santería in Cuba, which are syncretized with Christianity and the traditional religions of the Kongo people of Congo and Angola. The word vodún is the Gbe word for spirit. When the word is capitalized, Vodun, it denotes the religion. When it is not, vodun, it denotes the spirits that are central to the religion. "Voodoo" is the most common pronunciation amongst English speakers. Vodun is practised by the Ewe, Kabye, Mina, Fon, peoples of southeastern Ghana, southern and central Togo, southern and central Benin,and the Yoruba in southwestern Nigeria.
A nostalgic celebration of the glamour of warm-weather destinations in the Caribbean and Florida, from the great estates of ambitious patrons to the most exclusive resorts of the mid-twentieth century. Through iconic photography capturing the cultural mood at the moment when social codes relaxed from the formality of the Gilded Age to the spontaneity of the jet-set era, Escape: The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour takes the reader inside a world of beach parties and costume balls set in lush tropical landscapes, of rarefied resorts and fairy-tale private estates. Escape presents the visual history of the region's outstanding getaways, chronicling their transformations from pristine idyllic settings to personalized retreats where responsibilities could be left behind. Joseph Urban, Oliver Messel, Paul Rudolph, and other talented designers made these dreams reality, relying on regional design traditions to express the spirit of places like Antigua, Barbados, Cuba, and Jamaica, and sometimes inventing a new vernacular using fantasy imagery to emphasize the notion of escape from the pressures of urban living. Among these idealized settings blossomed the resort lifestyle of international celebrities, from Marjorie Merriweather Post to Babe Paley, Princess Margaret to David Bowie, whose escapades are spectacularly captured in these pages to make the region's bygone glamour come alive.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Radio Free Dixie was a radio station started by Robert F. Williams when he was forced in exile to Cuba from Monroe, North Carolina during the American Civil Rights Movement. It broadcast from 1961 to 1965. It broadcast music, news, and commentary from Havana. It played soul music on the AM radio dial throughout the eastern United States. "Radio Free Dixie is proud to present the seldom-heard songs of brutal oppression and dehumanization that no American radio station dares broadcast," an announcer touted. The station played tunes like Herbie Hancock''s Watermelon Man and Nina Simone''s Mississippi Goddam. Amid the climate of the 1965 Watts Riots, Williams used the station to call for assertive action: "In the spirit of 76, in the Spirit of Los Angeles, let our people take to the streets in fierce numbers, and in the cause of freedom and justice, let our battle cry be heard around the world. Freedom! Freedom! Freedom now, or death!"