This is the story of Jackie's husband, John, who developed cirrhosis of the liver from unknown origin. John was also found to have developed 3 cancerous tumors in the right lobe of his liver. John's only chance of survival was to submit to aggressive chemotherapy to stop the tumor growth followed by a liver transplant. It is hoped that you, the reader will be amazed and inspired as you share in John and Jackie's courageous navigation through the world of medical science. Sometimes you'll laugh. Sometimes you'll cry, but above all you will experience tears of joy at John's victory over a most dreaded disease.
The history of the Mustard Seed is unique yet typical of many Charismatic churches birthed out of the Jesus Movement. Started in the early 1970s, the Mustard Seed is still a thriving church that has been impacted by revivals, the Faith-Word, Inner-healing, Healing, Deliverance, Shepherding, and Prophetic movements. In order for a movement not to become a monument, constant exposure to new winds of the Holy Spirit are essential. This book highlights the different events that impacted the growth and development of the church as well as some of the tensions presented by some of the different streams in the charismatic movement. It will bring back old memories for the thousands who have passed through the doors over the years and will also encourage them to stay the course.
This timely book explores the wisdom of the Gnostic Jesus, who challenges our preconceptions about the world and ourselves. Based on the Gospel of Thomas, the book recounts the missing years in Jesus’ life and his time in Egypt and India, learning from Egyptian secret societies, then Buddhist schools, then Hindu Vedanta. Each of Jesus' original sayings is the "seed" for a chapter of the book; each examines one aspect of life — birth, death, love, fear, anger, and more — counterpointed by Osho’s penetrating comments and responses to questions from his audience.
Imagine a book that combines the concepts behind two of the most popular books of all-time: Catcher in the Rye and Atlas Shrugged. This book would be a coming-of-age story, a love story, and a story about the power of ideas - the big, overarching ideas about love and faith, truth and morality. You've found that book in The Mustard Seed. The plot of The Mustard Seed is focused on three friends (Brian, Mark, and Troy) who just graduated from college, and the challenges they overcome as they adjust to the "Real World." As the plot unfolds, each character goes through a spiritual and intellectual journey (although only one of them will complete that journey). The survivor comes to embody a unique life philosophy that will inspire readers everywhere. Overall, The Mustard Seed is a gripping, emotionally riveting novel that is finding a wide audience among young people, spiritual seekers, and intellectuals. TODD WHITE is a young writer living in Arlington, Virginia. Since he spent most of his life being frustrated by works of fiction- whether because they were too boring, too unrealistic, or too depressing - he decided to write one of his own. When he's not scribbling his thoughts down on paper, he can be found watching sports on TV, travelling across the country, or engaging in spirited, meaningful conversation with his friends. Visit his website at http: //mustardseednovel.blogspot.com
Sowing the Mustard Seed is a story of unflinching bravery. It is the story of unwavering search for a true, revolutionary and development-oriented leadership. The Ugandan President takes the reader on a tell-all journey of the sacrifice that he and other young Ugandans decided to take in order to liberate their country from the jaws of helplessness to which the first post-independence governments had conspired to consign it. In this spell-binding tale, told in the first-person voice, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni traces the journey of his life from his first few months on earth, through his education, after which he and other patriots embarked on a journey of seeking empowerment to overthrow the despotic regime of Idi Amin Dada. It also delves into other wars, such as the long-drawn-out bid to neutralise Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army and professionalising the Ugandan army, after many years of sectarianism. Besides illuminating the struggles of the past, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni shares his vision for Uganda and the pillars he has over the years put in place as President to ensure Uganda’s future is secure both economically and socially.
Father Billy's powerful reflections on faith in the life of the disciple of Christ, with accompanying reflection questions, can be an excellent vehicle for prayer and study groups, RCIA programmes, and ongoing faith formation for adults.
In 2110, the god we worship is the wrong god; the science we believe in is not complete, and Raphael Aronson has reluctantly become the president of the United World Republic. The Mustard Seed—2110, the second in the Mustard Seed trilogy, is an adventure novel that is centered around a totally new, literal and factual interpretation of the Christian religion: how it is explained in scriptures and how it is supported by scientific facts. President Rafe Aronson and his second in command, Morgan Baez, with a handpicked trio of warriors, follow the trail of a theft of military weapons into a world that was explained in the Bible and in science and in history. The story proceeds from Washington DC to Newfoundland to Arizona and through Hawaii and to the pyramid at Giza, and puts the planet, which had been torn by war from above and is under threat on the surface, back on the journey toward peace. But not without some startling discoveries. Technology is the same as human genetics, scripture is science, war is the same as peace, and god is not God. Aronson learns how science and religion have always told the same story, and he will find out how the FoxP2 gene, the HAR1 gene, the theory of relativity, and the parable of the mustard seed are the answers to humanity’s current existence and the explanation of our future.
Originally published as Volume 2 of The Tao of Painting, this is the first English translation of the famous Chinese handbook, the "Chieh Tzu Yüan Hua Chuan" (original, 1679-1701). Mai-mai Sze has translated and annotated the texts of instructions, discussions of the fundamentals of painting, notes on the preparation of colors, and chief editorial prefaces.