The Everlasting Man

The Everlasting Man

Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Publisher:

Published: 1925

Total Pages: 380

ISBN-13:

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In The Everlasting Man, G. K. Chesterton paints the full panorama of human history in light of Christian tradition--Amazon.


The Everlasting

The Everlasting

Author: Katy Simpson Smith

Publisher: HarperCollins

Published: 2020-03-24

Total Pages: 301

ISBN-13: 0062873687

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NEW YORK TIMES BEST HISTORICAL FICTION OF 2020 "Only Katy Simpson Smith could have written a novel of such elegance, emotional power, and grace. The Everlasting, a quadruple love story spanning two millennia, is no less than the story of love itself—its frustrations and thrills, its blunders and transcendent glories. Meraviglioso."—Nathaniel Rich, author of King Zeno From a supremely talented author comes this brilliant and inventive literary work of historical fiction, set in Rome in four different centuries, that explores love in all its various incarnations and ponders elemental questions of good and evil, obedience and free will that connect four unforgettable lives . Spanning two thousand years, The Everlasting follows four characters whose struggles resonate across the centuries: an early Christian child martyr; a medieval monk on crypt duty in a church; a Medici princess of Moorish descent; and a contemporary field biologist conducting an illicit affair. Outsiders to a city layered and dense with history, this quartet separated by time grapple with the physicality of bodies, the necessity for sacrifice, and the power of love to sustain and challenge faith. Their small rebellions are witnessed and provoked by an omniscient, time-traveling Satan who, though incorporeal, nonetheless suffers from a heart in search of repair. As their dramas unfold amid the brick, marble, and ghosts of Rome, they each must decide what it means to be good. Twelve-year old Prisca defiles the scrolls of her father’s library. Felix, a holy man, watches his friend’s body decay and is reminded of the first boy he loved passionately. Giulia de’ Medici, a beauty with dark skin and limitless wealth, wants to deliver herself from her unborn child. Tom, an American biologist studying the lives of the smallest creatures, cannot pinpoint when his own marriage began to die. As each of these conflicted people struggles with forces they cannot control, their circumstances raise a profound and timeless question at the heart of faith: What is our duty to each other, and what will God forgive? Moving back through time from today (The Wilderness) to the Renaissance (The City) to the Middle Ages (The Grave) and finally to Rome under Marcus Aurelius (The Paradise), Tom, Guilia, Felix, and Prisca search and suffer for love in the eternal city, made vivid and familiar as they reappear in each century.


The Three Apologies of G.K. Chesterton

The Three Apologies of G.K. Chesterton

Author: G K Chesterton

Publisher:

Published: 2024-02-07

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9789360076955

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Heretics, Orthodoxy, and The Everlasting Man are all three of G. K. Chesterton's Chesterton Apologetics collected in one volume. Heretics - In his defence of God, Chesterton addresses views from his time by H. G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Kipling, and others. It features wonderful ideas from the 1905 British edition, such these: There are many men in the current world who adhere to dogmas despite being completely unaware of them. Orthodoxy - Organized around a conundrum and its solution, it describes how Chesterton transformed from a pagan to a devout Christian. from the British Edition of 1908 In The Everlasting Man, Chesterton successfully refutes the notion that Jesus Christ was merely a human being and that man is merely another animal that has evolved. It was the most effective popular defence of the complete Christian stance, according to C. S. Lewis. It contains wonderful ideas from the 1925 British Edition, including the following: According to our understanding, even the story of God can be described as an adventure story. Atheists may still fight Christianity, but it will be on a par with their battles against other aspects of nature, such as the sky and the environment. This classic book should not be missed by any student of thinking since it is witty, insightful, and genuinely enjoyable. This edition is offered in a compact book with the entire text at a reasonable price.


Gashmu Saith It

Gashmu Saith It

Author: Douglas Wilson

Publisher: Canon Press

Published: 2021-11-30

Total Pages: 110

ISBN-13: 9781952410871

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As Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem, Gashmu and the enemies of Israel mocked him: "It is reported among the heathen, and Gashmu saith it, that thou and the Jews think to rebel..." (Neh. 6:6). Too many Christians building communities today take the taunts of every modern-day Gashmu seriously. Community is a buzzword, and it turns out there's a lot of bad advice about how to build one. In Gashmu Saith It, Douglas Wilson includes forty years of experience for Christians wanting to build robust communities without retreat or compromise on the foundation of the Gospel. This book is full of wisdom: Get calluses. Be loyal. Fight sin. Build walls on the outside and a church in the middle.


The Everlasting Story of Nory

The Everlasting Story of Nory

Author: Nicholson Baker

Publisher: Vintage

Published: 2011-08-24

Total Pages: 242

ISBN-13: 0307807525

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Our supreme fabulist of the ordinary now turns his attention on a 9-year-old American girl and produces a novel as enchantingly idiosyncratic as any he has written. Nory Winslow wants to be a dentist or a designer of pop-up books. She likes telling stories and inventing dolls. She has nightmares about teeth, which may explain her career choice. She is going to school in England, where she is mocked for her accent and her friendship with an unpopular girl, and she has made it through the year without crying. Nicholson Baker follows Nory as she interacts with her parents and peers, thinks about God and death-watch beetles, and dreams of cows with pointed teeth. In this precocious child he gives us a heroine as canny and as whimsical as Lewis Carroll's Alice and evokes childhood in all its luminous weirdness.


The Seven Spiritual Weapons

The Seven Spiritual Weapons

Author: Catherine of Bologna

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Published: 2011-07-18

Total Pages: 103

ISBN-13: 1610974956

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St. Catherine of Bologna, much venerated in her own city, has been little known outside of her native region but interest in her is now increasing. The outline of her life is clear and her own work, The Seven Spiritual Weapons, tells a good deal about her inner experiences and early years in the cloister. The introduction to this translation situates her life in the history of Ferrara and Bologna and studies how the external history of the community impinged on Catherine's own religious experience and how it was interwoven with her successful struggle against depression.


Desire of the Everlasting Hills

Desire of the Everlasting Hills

Author: Thomas Cahill

Publisher: Anchor

Published: 2010-04-28

Total Pages: 368

ISBN-13: 030775510X

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From the bestselling author of How the Irish Saved Civilization and The Gifts of the Jews, his most compelling historical narrative yet. How did an obscure rabbi from a backwater of the Roman Empire come to be the central figure in Western Civilization? Did his influence in fact change the world? These are the questions Thomas Cahill addresses in his subtle and engaging investigation into the life and times of Jesus. Cahill shows us Jesus from his birth to his execution through the eyes of those who knew him and in the context of his time—a time when the Jews were struggling to maintain their beliefs under overlords who imposed their worldview on their subjects. Here is Jesus the loving friend, itinerate preacher, and quiet revolutionary, whose words and actions inspired his followers to journey throughout the Roman world and speak the truth he instilled—in the face of the greatest defeat: Jesus' crucifixion as a common criminal. Daring, provocative, and stunningly original, Cahill's interpretation will both delight and surprise. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Thomas Cahill's Heretics and Heroes.