Author :Lynn S. Neal Publisher :Univ of North Carolina Press Release Date :2006-12-08 ISBN 10 :0807877190 Pages :264 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.0/5 (787 users download)
Summary Book Review Romancing God by Lynn S. Neal:
Download or read book Romancing God written by Lynn S. Neal and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2006-12-08 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the world of the evangelical romance novel, sex and desire are mitigated by an omnipresent third party--the divine. Thus romance is not just an encounter between lovers, but a triangle of affection: man, woman, and God. Although this literature is often disparaged by scholars and pastors alike, inspirational fiction plays a unique and important role in the religious lives of many evangelical women. In an engaging study of why women read evangelical romance novels, Lynn S. Neal interviews writers and readers of the genre and finds a complex religious piety among ordinary people. In evangelical love stories, the success of the hero and heroine's romance rests upon their religious choices. These fictional religious choices, readers report, often inspire real spiritual change in their own lives. Amidst the demands of daily life or during a challenge to one's faith, these books offer a respite from problems and a time for fun, but they also provide a means to cultivate piety and to appreciate the unconditional power of God's love. The reading of inspirational fiction emerges from and reinforces an evangelical lifestyle, Neal argues, but women's interpretations of the stories demonstrate the constant negotiations that characterize evangelical living. Neal's study of religion in practice highlights evangelicalism's aesthetic sensibility and helps to alter conventional understandings--both secular and religious--of this prominent subculture.
Summary Book Review My Romance with God by Peter Christian Lee:
Download or read book My Romance with God written by Peter Christian Lee and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2013-05 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Our relationship with God tends to be complicated because He knows us only too well while we are limited in our knowledge and to our ignorance of God. As a result, our bond with Him strains as it weaves in and out of an ambivalent and whimsical love-hate relationship. This book is for Christians who are confused, lost and entangled in this intricate web with God. Having our faith constantly challenged, we find ourselves tired and mired in a relationship that seems to be running out of steam. The daily battles we fight to survive are more than we can handle, let alone having to deal with an unpredictable and unfathomable God. My Romance with God chronicles an episode in my life that reveals a glimpse of God. It captures pieces of an intangible portrait that paints an enigmatic yet vibrant relationship that can prove overwhelming, and yet quenching the thirst and satisfying the hunger of our spirit. Knowing the Word is good. Understanding it is even better. But living it is best, because it is only by living the Word that one can truly believe. I know that God spoke to me through these pages. I know that He will also speak to those who read it. "but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like Eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." (Isaiah 40:31)
Summary Book Review Romance God's Way by Mary A. Holloway:
Download or read book Romance God's Way written by Mary A. Holloway and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2009-03-17 with total page 40 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is a right way to date! And there are right and wrong people to date. How can you know the difference? This book reveals how, presenting God's perspective, .
Summary Book Review Forbidden Romance but God's Forgiving Love by Marcy Gullap Flowers:
Download or read book Forbidden Romance but God's Forgiving Love written by Marcy Gullap Flowers and published by Covenant Books, Inc.. This book was released on 2018-08-31 with total page 106 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marcy shuddered as she reflected back to that day when she and her daughter almost lost their lives due to Lester's violent temper. She and her daughter were scheduled to be in the Christmas play at the church they were attending on Western Avenue, three weeks after the incident occurred. Now with sutures and Band-Aids on their faces, she was concerned about them participating in the play and what to say to the pastor. Thinking about the injuries they sustained made her reflect back to God's saving grace and the book of the gospel of John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." She also remembered former teachings of hating the sin but loving the sinner, which was definitely the reason she had stayed with Lester for twenty-five years but knew that a decision would have to be made sooner but not later. She trusts that this story will speak to the heart of every woman out there who is living with an abusive and controlling spouse.
Summary Book Review The Romance of Guy of Warwick by Julius Zupitza:
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Summary Book Review Nadine: a Romance of Two Lives by Nina E. Ellison:
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Summary Book Review The romance of missions, or, Inside views of life and labor in the land of Ararat by Maria Abigail West:
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Summary Book Review The Romance of the Hebrew Language by William Hely Saulez:
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Summary Book Review OMG (Oh My God), A CUL8R Time Travel Mystery/Romance by Bob Kat:
Download or read book OMG (Oh My God), A CUL8R Time Travel Mystery/Romance written by Bob Kat and published by Nightwriter93. This book was released on 2012-11-29 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: OMG [Oh My God], Book #1 of the CUL8R Time Travel Mystery/Romance series. Change the past, Save the future. Three high school friends are able to do two things no one else on the planet can do . . . talk with dead people and time travel to the past. For Kelly, it’s a major adjustment to move from the only life she has ever known in Texas to live with her aunt in Ft. Myers Beach, Florida. She quickly makes friends with her quirky next door neighbor, Scott and his best friend, Austin. In her aunt’s garage, they find a long-lost invention of Thomas Edison called “The Telephone to the Dead”. Edison had abandoned the project and given it to Kelly’s great-great-grandfather. Scott tinkers with it until they can hear sounds coming from it. But instead of broadcasting music . . . it picks up conversations from the dead. As they slowly turn the dial they hear hundreds of sad, lonely voices of souls that have passed but apparently never moved on, pleading for help. A teenager’s voice separates from the rest and begs for their help to clear her reputation. They are shocked to find out that she had gone to their own high school . . . 47 years ago. They research the girl’s story and discover that her name was Wendy and she had been a popular cheerleader who had apparently committed suicide. The teens are touched by Wendy’s cries and pleas, but they have no way to go back in time to help her. That is, until Scott reveals an nvention of his own . . . a time travel app. Kelly and Austin are very skeptical. Even Scott isn’t sure it will work, so they try it out on his sister’s pet turtle. Amazingly, the turtle disappears. But did it travel to the past or just wander off? Finally, they decide to humor Scott and go along with his claims of time travel. They meet on the beach after everyone else has gone home. They stand in the formation Scott insists will create the perfect vortex for time travel. At the last moment, a fourth person runs forward and is pulled into their adventure back to 1966. They figure out a way to get close to Wendy without her asking too many questions that they can’t answer. But as they discover the secret to her death, they find it’s not as clear-cut as it would seem. A romance gone wrong, an over-attentive teacher and a young girl’s dreams for the future are all twisted into a mystery that causes the teens to take greater risks than they could have imagined. It all becomes very real when their own lives are in danger and they realize they may never make it back to the present. OMG – Winner of the Best Indie Book of 2013 for Young Adults and Finalist in the 2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards. Well plotted and fast paced. Martha Bryce The best time travel novel I've read yet, and I hope there's more to come. A big thumbs up! C WOW! I've been thinking about that book for a week now since I finished reading it. It kept me engrossed with intelligent writing, depth of characters and a fast pace. Overall, a very satisfying novel. Jasmine ATTENTION READERS: Check out the CUL8R Website for details at www.cul8rseries.com FREE sample chapters of BRB and BION included. Book #2, BRB [Be Right Back], a time travel mystery/romance back to 1980 won the Young Adult Readers' Favorite Book Awards for 2013r. Book #3, BION [Believe It Or Not], a time travel mystery/romance back to 1927 where the teenagers join a travelling circus to help save the life of an attractive young man.
Summary Book Review The Romance of George Villiers by Philip Gibbs:
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Summary Book Review Graham's Illustrated Magazine of Literature, Romance, Art, and Fashion by :
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Summary Book Review The Romance of Biography by Edwin Paxton Hood:
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Summary Book Review Works of Gautier: The romance of a mummy ; Portraits of the day by Théophile Gautier:
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