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Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
Nabeel Qureshi

Zondervan, 2014

An Unexpected Journey from Islam to Christianity In  Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus,  Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and ...
  
  











  



  
The Theory of the Leisure Class (Dover Thrift Editions)
Thorstein Veblen

Dover Publications, 1994

Classic of economic and social theory offers a satiric examination of the hollowness and falsity suggested by the term "conspicuous consumption," exposing the emptiness of many cherished standards of taste, education, dress, and culture. Since first appearing in 1899, it has become a classic of social theory that has contributed to the modernization of economic policy.
  
  











  



  
An Introduction to the Devout Life (Tan Classics)
St. Francis de Sales

TAN Books, 1994

As no sensible person would make a long road trip without first consulting a map, so the person intent upon gaining Heaven should first resort to a competent guide to reach that Goal of all goals. And no better guide to Heaven exists than An Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622), Doctor of the Church. It is at once easy to read, being laid out in short chapters, yet thorough, authoritative, reliable, kind and ...
  
  











  



  
The Imitation of Christ (Dover Thrift Editions)
Thomas à Kempis

Dover Publications, 2003

This classic of Christian devotional literature has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Both Protestants and Catholics — as well as mystics and historians of religious thought — have studied these meditations on the life and teachings of Jesus, finding in them a path to prayer and spiritual guidance. Written in a candid and conversational style, The Imitation of Chris t discusses liberation from worldly ...
  
  











  



  
The Theory of the Leisure Class (Oxford World's Classics)
Thorstein Veblen

Oxford University Press, 2009

In his scathing The Theory of the Leisure Class , Thorstein Veblen produced a landmark study of affluent American society that exposes, with brilliant ruthlessness, the habits of production and waste that link invidious business tactics and barbaric social behavior. Veblen's analysis of the evolutionary process sees greed as the overriding motive in the modern economy, and with an impartial gaze he examines the human cost paid when social ...
  
  











  



  
The Seven Faces of Philanthropy: A New Approach to Cultivating Major Donors (Jossey-Bass Nonprofit & Public ...
Russ Alan Prince, Karen Maru File

Jossey-Bass, 2001

Available for the first time in paperback, Seven Faces of Philanthropy introduces to you the Seven Faces approach—a powerful tool that enables development professionals to maximize their effectiveness when approaching major donors for gifts. The authors identify and profile seven types of major donors and offer you detailed strategies on how to approach them. Both novice and expert fundraisers will find this framework a valuable supplement ...
  
  











  



  
Introduction to the Devout Life (Image Classics)
Francis De Sales, John K. Ryan

Image, 1972

Francis de Sales’s Introduction to the Devout Life has remained a uniquely accessible and relevant treasure of devotion for nearly four hundred years. As Bishop of Geneva in the first quarter of the seventeenth century, Francis de Sales saw to the spiritual needs of everyone from the poorest peasants to court ladies. The desire to be closer to God that he found in people from all levels of society led him to compile these instructions on ...
  
  











  



  
Introduction to the Devout Life
St. Francis de Sales

Dover Publications, 2009

This masterpiece of Christian literature by a 16th-century priest explains how to live a holy life in the secular world. Drawn from the letters of St. Francis de Sales, it presents clear and direct advice about praying, resisting temptation, and maintaining devotion to God. A key figure in France's Counter Reformation, St. Francis de Sales (1567–1622) served as Bishop of Geneva and was canonized in 1665. The popularity of his prolific writings ...
  
  











  



  
The Imitation of Christ (Vintage Spiritual Classics)
Thomas a Kempis

Vintage, 1998

Only the Bible has been more influential as a source of Christian devotional reading than The Imitation of Christ . This meditation on the spiritual life has inspired readers from Thomas More and St. Ignatius Loyola to Thomas Merton and Pope John Paul I. Written by the Augustinian monk Thomas à Kempis between 1420 and 1427, it contains clear instructions for renouncing wordly vanities and locating eternal truths.  No book has more explicitly ...
  
  











  



  
Introduction to the Devout Life
Francis De Sales

Vintage, 2002

Francis de Sales’s Introduction to the Devout Life has remained a uniquely accessible and relevant treasure of devotion for nearly four hundred years. As Bishop of Geneva in the first quarter of the sevenjteenth century, Francis de Sales saw to the spiritual needs of everyone from the poorest peasants to court ladies. The desire to be closer to God that he found in people from all levels of society led him to compile these instructions on ...
  
  











  



  
Thank You, St. Jude: Women's Devotion to the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes
Robert A. Orsi

Yale University Press, 1998

St. Jude, patron saint of hopeless causes, is the most popular saint of the American Catholic laity, particularly among women. This fascinating book describes how the cult of St. Jude originated in 1929, traces the rise in Jude's popularity over the next decades, and investigates the circumstances that led so many Catholic women to feel hopeless and to turn to St. Jude for help. Robert A. Orsi tells us that the women who were drawn to St. Jude - ...
  
  











  



  
Imitation of Christ: A Timeless Classic for Contemporary Readers
Thomas A'Kempis

Ave Maria Press, 2004

Working from the 1441 Latin Autograph Manuscript, Creasy succeeds in creating a different interpretation of The Imitation by working through its historical, cultural, and linguistic contexts. Offers profound insights into a person's relationship with God.
  
  











  



  
The Writings of Julian of Norwich: A Vision Showed to a Devout Woman and A Revelation of Love (Brepols ...

Penn State University Press, 2007

Julian of Norwich (ca. 1343–ca. 1416), a contemporary of Geoffrey Chaucer, William Langland, and John Wyclif, is the earliest woman writer of English we know about. Although she described herself as “a simple creature unlettered,” Julian is now widely recognized as one of the great speculative theologians of the Middle Ages, whose thinking about God as love has made a permanent contribution to the tradition of Christian belief. Despite her ...
  
  











  



  
The Imitation of Christ
Thomas A Kempis

Catholic Way Publishing, 2013

THE IMITATION OF CHRIST THOMAS À KEMPIS Publisher: Available in Kindle E-Book: ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-038-8 The Imitation of Christ is a cherished treasure of the Christian world and is the most widely read devotional work next to the Bible. Apart from the Bible no book has been translated into more languages than the Imitation of Christ. It was first composed in Latin ca.1418-1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life. The text is ...
  
  











  



  
A Still, Small Voice: A Practical Guide on Reported Revelations
Benedict J. Groeschel

Ignatius Press, 1993

Father Groeschel, the highly respected author, psychologist, spiritual director and leader of renewal in the religious life, has written a brief but comprehensive practical guide for all those interested in private revelations, the reports of visions and other extraordinary religious phenomena that are so widespread in these times. Because of the intense interest in extraordinary religious experience that ranges from Medjugorje to the New Age, ...
  
  











  



  
The School of Jesus Crucified: The Lessons of Calvary in Daily Catholic Life
Rev. Fr. Ignatius of Side of Jesus Passionist

TAN Books, 2002

A famous book based on the theme of founding one\'s whole spiritual life on the lessons we learn from the Passion and Death of Jesus. Includes 31 meditations on different aspects of the Passion. Each meditation has 3 points, followed by a holy resolution to be taken and an example from the life of a Saint. The book also has many extras -- the Five Holy Wounds, visits to a crucifix, Mary Queen of Dolors, How to assist well at Mass, and more! ...
  
  











  



  
The Imitation Of Christ
Thomas a Kempis

Simon & Brown, 2014

The Imitation Of Christ By Thomas a Kempis
  
  











  



  
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
William Law

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

William Law was a priest at the Church of England in the 18th century. Law's book A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life is considered a classic that all Christians should read. In the book Law suggests practices which will lead to good Christian living through prayer and devotion.
  
  











  



  
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity by Nabeel Qureshi (2014) Paperback
Nabeel Qureshi

Zondervan, 1111
  
  











  



  
The Imitation of Christ (Penguin Classics)
Thomas a Kempis

Penguin Classics, 1952

One of the best-loved books of Christianity after the Bible, now in a new translation A passionate celebration of God and his love, mercy, and holiness, The Imitation of Christ has inspired conversion and stimulated religious devotion for more than five hundred years. With great personal conviction, the medieval monk Thomas à Kempis demonstrates the individual’s reliance on God and on the words of Christ, and the futility of life ...
  
  











  








   



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