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For the Glory

For the Glory
Author : Duncan Hamilton
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2016-05-10
Category : Sports & Recreation
Total pages :400
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The untold and inspiring story of Eric Liddell, hero of Chariots of Fire, from his Olympic medal to his missionary work in China to his last, brave years in a Japanese work camp during WWII Many people will remember Eric Liddell as the Olympic gold medalist from the Academy Award winning film Chariots of Fire. Famously, Liddell would not run on Sunday because of his strict observance of the Christian sabbath, and so he did not compete in his signature event, the 100 meters, at the 1924 Paris Olympics. He was the greatest sprinter in the world at the time, and his choice not to run was ridiculed by the British Olympic committee, his fellow athletes, and most of the world press. Yet Liddell triumphed in a new event, winning the 400 meters in Paris. Liddell ran--and lived--for the glory of his God. After winning gold, he dedicated himself to missionary work. He travelled to China to work in a local school and as a missionary. He married and had children there. By the time he could see war on the horizon, Liddell put Florence, his pregnant wife, and children on a boat to Canada, while he stayed behind, his conscience compelling him to stay among the Chinese. He and thousands of other westerners were eventually interned at a Japanese work camp. Once imprisoned, Liddell did what he was born to do, practice his faith and his sport. He became the moral center of an unbearable world. He was the hardest worker in the camp, he counseled many of the other prisoners, he gave up his own meager portion of meals many days, and he organized games for the children there. He even raced again. For his ailing, malnourished body, it was all too much. Liddell died of a brain tumor just before the end of the war. His passing was mourned around the world, and his story still inspires. In the spirit of The Boys in the Boat and Unbroken, For the Glory is both a compelling narrative of athletic heroism and a gripping story of faith in the darkest circumstances. From the Hardcover edition.

For the Glory of God

For the Glory of God
Author : Rodney Stark
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release Date : 2015-01-27
Category : Social Science
Total pages :504
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Rodney Stark's provocative new book argues that, whether we like it or not, people acting for the glory of God have formed our modern culture. Continuing his project of identifying the widespread consequences of monotheism, Stark shows that the Christian conception of God resulted--almost inevitably and for the same reasons--in the Protestant Reformation, the rise of modern science, the European witch-hunts, and the Western abolition of slavery. In the process, he explains why Christian and Islamic images of God yielded such different cultural results, leading Christians but not Muslims to foster science, burn "witches," and denounce slavery. With his usual clarity and skepticism toward the received wisdom, Stark finds the origins of these disparate phenomena within monotheistic religious organizations. Endemic in such organizations are pressures to maintain religious intensity, which lead to intense conflicts and schisms that have far-reaching social results. Along the way, Stark debunks many commonly accepted ideas. He interprets the sixteenth-century flowering of science not as a sudden revolution that burst religious barriers, but as the normal, gradual, and direct outgrowth of medieval theology. He also shows that the very ideas about God that sustained the rise of science led also to intense witch-hunting by otherwise clear-headed Europeans, including some celebrated scientists. This conception of God likewise yielded the Christian denunciation of slavery as an abomination--and some of the fiercest witch-hunters were devoted participants in successful abolitionist movements on both sides of the Atlantic. For the Glory of God is an engrossing narrative that accounts for the very different histories of the Christian and Muslim worlds. It fundamentally changes our understanding of religion's role in history and the forces behind much of what we point to as secular progress.

The Power and the Glory

The Power and the Glory
Author : Graham Greene
Publisher : Random House
Release Date : 2010-10-02
Category : Fiction
Total pages :240
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During a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the 'whisky priest', is on the run. With the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and humanity force him along the road to his destiny, reluctant to abandon those who need him, and those he cares for.

Some for the Glory

Some for the Glory
Author : Louis Zara
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1937
Category : Political fiction
Total pages :569
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For the Glory

For the Glory
Author : Ken Denlinger
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date : 2014-07-01
Category : Sports & Recreation
Total pages :320
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Here is the college football experience as seen through the eyes of the young men who play the game. Sportswriter Ken Denlinger takes the reader on a five-year odyssey into the lives of one scholarship class and reveals their experiences at Penn State and in Coach Joe Paterno's program. Ken was given extraordinary access to the Penn State programs--starting with the recruiting process and then onto the field and in the locker room. He became friend and confidant to the players and found every player had the same dream: to bring glory to himself and his school and then ascend to the NFL. In this gritty account, Ken sets moving stories of triumph against the stark realities of injury, disillusionment, and failure. Here are the dreams, fears, and pressures facing young men who are exposed weekly to thousands of screaming fans. Here is a true picture of life in Division I college football. Anyone interested in Penn State, college football, or the larger issues or sports and society will find For the Glory an unforgettable experience.

For the Glory of God

For the Glory of God
Author : Naida Wilson
Publisher : Tate Publishing
Release Date : 2010-04
Category : Poetry
Total pages :158
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As King David has helped many of us, at times, express our joy, sadness, or worship by reading his Psalms, Naida Wilson has been gifted to express experiences which we can identify with and may long to put into words. For the Glory of God, Worship: Key to the Glory embodies picturesque verses to encourage hope as the reader is inspired to give the Lord glory and honor.

For the Glory of God

For the Glory of God
Author : Shirley Johnston
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release Date : 2011-01-12
Category : Religion
Total pages :340
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This book is a story of Shirley Johnston’s life. There is a lot of messages and lessons to be learn from it. One message is that the Master, requested that I write it. So I could still tell everybody about Him. That even 2000 years, He is still a Miracle working God. Just in this half of my life, God has delivered me from 4 fires, 2 floods, and 1 hurricane. That is to name a few disasters that Sweet Jesus has brought me through. Some of the other events, most people could only imagine surviving. Another message is that others can learn from all I have went through. That God truly is the answer, to any and all problems no matter how big or little the problem is. The lessons is that we don’t have to live in nightmares and messes that we get ourselves into. That if we hold onto God’s Unchanging Hand. He truly is a “Rewarder of those who dilgently seek Him.” So you see God did have other plans for my life.

For the Glory of God

For the Glory of God
Author : Daniel I. Block
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release Date : 2014-08-12
Category : Religion
Total pages :432
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Current discussions about worship are often driven by pragmatics and personal preferences rather than by the teaching of Scripture. True worship, however, is our response to God's gracious revelation; in order to be acceptable to God, worship must be experienced on God's terms. Respected Old Testament scholar Daniel Block examines worship in the Bible, offering a comprehensive biblical foundation and illuminating Old Testament worship practices and principles. He develops a theology of worship that is consistent with the teachings of Scripture and is applicable for the church today. He also introduces readers to a wide range of issues related to worship. The book, illustrated with diagrams, charts, and pictures, will benefit professors and students in worship and Bible courses, pastors, and church leaders.

Business for the Glory of God

Business for the Glory of God
Author : Wayne Grudem
Publisher : Crossway
Release Date : 2003-11-06
Category : Religion
Total pages :96
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Can business activity in itself be morally good and pleasing to God? Sometimes business can seem so shady-manipulating the "bottom line," deceiving the consumer, or gaining promotions because of whom you know. But Wayne Grudem introduces a novel concept: business itself glorifies God when it is conducted in a way that imitates God's character and creation. He shows that all aspects of business, including ownership, profit, money, competition, and borrowing and lending, glorify God because they are reflective of God's nature. Though Grudem isn't naïve about the easy ways these activities can be perverted and used as a means to sin, he knows that Christians can be about the business of business. This biblically based book is a thoughtful guide to imitating God during interactions with customers, coworkers, employees, and other businesses. See how your business, and your life in business, can be dedicated to God's glory.

For the Glory of God

For the Glory of God
Author : Kimberly Wilson
Publisher : Author House
Release Date : 2011-10-05
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :84
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Kimberly decided to go to one of the bars to earn a little money and she began 'to drink heavily. When she arrived at her room, she slipped in and fell across the bed in a drunken stupor. A noise awakened her. She vividly details in her book how she envisioned God and the Devil fighting for her soul. As she watched this tug of war, she marveled at the fact that God was winning his fight with the devil. She drifted off into a deep sleep. The next morning when she awakened, she opened her window to let fresh air into her room. She remembers that she felt no pain, her hostility had vanished, replaced by a feeling of love. Her tired body no longer ached and her spirit was renewed. She felt at peace with the world and the desire for liquor had completed left her. Kimberly's many horrific experiences, her brushes with death, and her hopelessness, and her final commitment to God are graphically written in her book entitled: "For the Glory of God." Her story is an inspiration for all of us. .

Grieving for the Glory of God

Grieving for the Glory of God
Author : Connie Summers
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release Date : 2012-04
Category : Religion
Total pages :340
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Author Connie Summers embarks on a true personal journey taken from her journals. The death of her husband throws her into turmoil. Each day, uncontrollable emotions and despair send her spiraling downward deeper into despondency. She fears she may give in to insanity. Unwilling to deal with problems or people, she works all day and falls with exhaustion into bed each night. Ultimately she sits at rock bottom, nowhere to go except up. She looks up, realizing she has separated herself from God. Deep down, she desires God's spiritual renewal. It is then she begins leaving the difficult, lonely, sorrowful grieving journey and steps on a firm, solid path. Her spiritual journey has begun. This journey reunites her with the promises and power of God, as he heals her broken heart and soul; safe in his everlasting arms once more. The author offers the grieving person specific ways in which each can overcome the pain and sufferings of grief: to look to the Divine Healer, Almighty God. Also offered are ways to help a grieving person. "What an outstanding book of hope and comfort. It will definitely be recommended to other counselors and hurting hearts." -Katherine Pell, certifi ed NANC counselor

Formed for the Glory of God

Formed for the Glory of God
Author : Kyle Strobel
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release Date : 2013-05-02
Category : Religion
Total pages :191
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Kyle Strobel mines the work of Jonathan Edwards in search of the Puritan minister s personal vision for spiritual development. "In Edwards," Strobel writes, "we find a grasp of spiritual formation that tries to balance deep thought with deep passion . . . a life of love with the contemplation of divine things."

Game Day for the Glory of God

Game Day for the Glory of God
Author : Stephen Altrogge
Publisher : Crossway
Release Date : 2008-08-21
Category : Religion
Total pages :128
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This book gives biblical guidance on playing, watching, and discussing sports in a God-glorifying manner, helping believers grow in both their love for God and their passion for holiness. Scripture calls Christians to do everything for the glory of God. That means every thought, every word, and every deed are to be done in a way that brings pleasure and honor to him. Believe it or not, this includes playing, watching, and talking sports! But most of us fail to recognize how sports fit into the big picture of a God-glorifying life, unable to imagine that the God who created the universe might actually care about Little League games and Monday Night Football. So how do we play, watch, and talk sports for God's glory? Game Day for the Glory of God seeks to answer that question from a biblical perspective. Sports fan Stephen Altrogge aims to help readers enjoy sports as a gift from God and to see sports as a means of growing in godliness.

Getting Fired for the Glory of God

Getting Fired for the Glory of God
Author : Mike Yaconelli
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Date : 2008
Category : Religion
Total pages :139
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Years after his death, Christians across the world turn to the words of Yaconelli to uncover the divine mischief, the shameless truth-telling, the love of kids, and the passion for Jesus that make youth ministry an irresistible calling.

Wellness for the Glory of God

Wellness for the Glory of God
Author : John Dunlop, MD
Publisher : Crossway
Release Date : 2014-09-30
Category : Religion
Total pages :192
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What Is True Wellness? From dieting cookbooks to workout DVDs, our culture is obsessed with getting healthy and staying fit. But what does true wellness really entail, especially as we get older? In this comprehensive book, a Christian doctor explores the six areas of life that contribute to a holistic vision of health: physical, mental, social, financial, spiritual, and emotional. With questions for personal reflection and group discussion, this book offers older Christians the guidance they need to view aging as an opportunity for continued learning and growth in all areas of life.