Dans notre ouvrage, nous prenons les ténèbres comme une image, une métaphore. Nous considérons les ténèbres comme un processus, un espace de transformation, un chemin, un lieu de changement et d'acquisition de maturité. Dieu n'est pas ténèbres, et il n'y a point de ténèbres en Lui mais il est environné des ténèbres (Psaumes 97 :2).Si les ténèbres environnent Dieu, alors quiconque s'approche vers Dieu doit nécessairement passer par les ténèbres avant d'atteindre sa Lumière.Les ténèbres ne constituent pas ce qu'il est, plutôt le parcours pour contempler qui il est. Voilà pourquoi lors du pèlerinage de tous ceux qui s'approchent de Dieu, à un moment donné surgissent forcément les ténèbres pour les éprouver, les briser, les tailler, les mûrir, les transformer, etc.
Do you know why you were put on Earth? The author asked himself this very question in 2011. While fully enjoying life without worrying for the future, he was one day struck by a simple thought: "What is my life's purpose?" Despite excelling socially and professionally, something was missing. He embarked on a personal journey that led to the One he had forgotten years before: God. At that turning point, he discovers that he is a son of God, and that he has a mission on this Earth and a destiny to fulfill. Like the author, find these truths that will change your life and lead you to step into the perfect story the Creator has designed for you. In this book, you will discover: The origins and consequences of a word without God, how to fit in God's plans for you, how to live a successful/victorious life, how to find and enter your destiny "For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed." Romans 8:19
A Course in Miracles
Author: Foundation for Inner Peace
Publisher: Viking Adult
Offers ecumenical meditations on love, perception, forgiveness, eternal life, and theoretical concepts in theology
When God Was A Woman
Author: Merlin Stone
Here, archaeologically documented,is the story of the religion of the Goddess. Under her, women’s roles were far more prominent than in patriarchal Judeo-Christian cultures. Stone describes this ancient system and, with its disintegration, the decline in women’s status.
Author: Ellen Gould Harmon White
Publisher: Review & Herald Publishing
This favorite devotional brings together Ellen White¿s writings about the closing events of earth¿s history and the triumphant return of our Lord. You will rejoice that Jesus is coming soon.
The Bible Code
Author: Michael Drosnin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Argues that a hidden mathematical code embedded in the Old Testament predicts events that took place long after the Bible was written, including the French Revolution, the 1969 moon landing, and the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin
Author: René Girard
Publisher: MSU Press
In Sacrifice, René Girard interrogates the Brahmanas of Vedic India, exploring coincidences with mimetic theory that are too numerous and striking to be accidental. Even that which appears to be dissimilar fails to contradict mimetic theory, but instead corresponds to the minimum of illusion without which sacrifice becomes impossible. The Bible reveals collective violence, similar to that which generates sacrifice everywhere, but instead of making victims guilty, the Bible and the Gospels reveal the persecutors of a single victim. Instead of elaborating myths, they tell the truth absolutely contrary to the archaic sense. Once exposed, the single victim mechanism can no longer function as the model for would-be sacrificers. Recognizing that the Vedic tradition also converges on a revelation that discredits sacrifice, mimetic theory locates within sacrifice itself a paradoxical power of quiet reflection that leads, in the long run, to the eclipse of this institution which is violent but nevertheless fundamental to the development of human culture. Far from unduly privileging the Western tradition and awarding it a monopoly on the knowledge and repudiation of blood sacrifice, mimetic analysis recognizes comparable, but never truly identical, traits in the Vedic tradition.
This inspiring and best-selling book has long been speaking to thehearts of men, and its words continue to be highly relevant. Usingbiblical wisdom, engaging illustrations, practical suggestions fordaily living, and personal study questions, Kent Hughes offershard-hitting discussion on major areas of Christian manhood:marriage, fatherhood, friendship, purity, integrity, leadership,prayer, ministry, and more.
Author: Joseph Fielding Smith
Becoming a Christian
Author: John Stott
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Written by John R. W. Stott, a Christian leader known worldwide for addressing the hearts and minds of contemporary men and women, this updated booklet describes the fundamental human problem, outlines the Christian answer to it and shows readers how to respond to God's truth.
Author: Henri de Lubac
Publisher: Ignatius Press
De Lubac shows that Christian Tradition is a living force and in the Apostle's Creed there is both depth and relevance for today's understanding of the Christian message.
Friendship with God
Author: Neale Donald Walsch
The first book in a new series by the multimillion-copy bestselling author of Conversations with God. Neale Donald Walsch has changed the way millions of Americans think about God. His Conversations with God series, book 1, book 2, and book 3, have all been New York Times bestsellers- book 1 for over two years. The essence of Neale Donald Walsch's message lies at the heart of faith- the sacred place in every person, where he stands alone with his God. Walsch urges each of us to forge our own unique relationship with God, a God who is everywhere and speaks to us in all we do. It is up to us to stop and listen. It is up to us to respond...to begin the conversation. And a conversation is the first step, just as in any relationship, in establishing trust, in building friendship, in creating communion. In Friendship with God, Neale Donald Walsch shares the next part of his journey, and leads us to deepen and strengthen our own bonds with God. He honors our heart's desire: a closer connection, richer and fuller. A friendship with God.
The Nuptial Mystery
Author: Angelo Scola
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Translated by Michelle K. Borras The idea of love pervades our society, yet it is nearly impossible to answer the question What is love? especially as we witness the divorce of love from sexuality and of sexuality from procreation. Aware that many people today are skeptical about marriage, Angelo Cardinal Scola nevertheless suggests that only in the category of nuptial mystery do we find a way to adequately describe the phenomenon of love. A bright new leader in the Catholic Church, Cardinal Scola argues that the male-female relationship lies near the heart of what it means to bear the image of God. Scola's book explores the essential sexual differences that both separate and unite men and women, and it shows how men and women can realize their purpose in marriage or celibacy. Conversant with papal teaching and Catholic writers from Aquinas to von Balthasar, Cardinal Scola writes with a deep regard for marriage and the family. His Nuptial Mystery will leave readers with a thoroughly Christian appreciation for incarnate love.
Just As I Am
Author: Billy Graham
Hailed as "the world's preacher," Billy Graham has enjoyed a career that has spanned six decades and his ministry of faith has touched the hearts and souls of millions. In Just As I Am Graham reveals his life story in what the Chicago Tribune calls "a disarmingly honest autobiography." Now, in this revised and updated edition, we hear from this "lion in winter" (Time) on his role over the past ten years as America's pastor during our national crisis of the Oklahoma bombing and 9/11; his knighthood; his passing of the torch to his son, Franklin, to head the organization that bears his name; and his commitment to do the Lord's work in the years of his and his wife Ruth's physical decline.
Author: James J. O'Donnell
Publisher: Harper Collins
Saint Augustine -- the celebrated theologian who served as Bishop of Hippo from 396 C.E. until his death in 430 C.E. -- is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers in the Western world. His autobiography, Confessions, remains among the most important religious writings in the Christian tradition. In this eye-opening and eminently readable biography, renowned historical scholar James J. O’Donnell picks up where Augustine himself left off to offer a fascinating, in-depth portrait of an unparalleled politician, writer, and churchman in a time of uncertainty and religious turmoil. Augustine is a triumphant chronicle of an extraordinary life that is certain to surprise and enlighten even those who believed they knew the complex and remarkable man of God.