Shepherds in the Image of Christ:The Centennial History of St. John´s Assumption Seminary Archdiocese of San Antonio Texas Mary Diane Langford Cdp
The Lord is my shepherd. Thus begins the most beloved of all Psalms - and thus begins a thousand-year journey through the Bible. Prophets, apostles, and Jesus himself took up this image from David, reshaping it, developing it, and applying it to their own situations and needs. Kenneth Bailey uses his celebrated insights into Middle Eastern culture, especially his familiarity with Middle Eastern shepherding customs, to bring new light and life to our understanding of this central image of the Christian faith. With each of nine major Old and New Testament passages, Bailey reveals the literary artistry of the biblical writers and summarizes their key theological features. His work is also enriched by his unique access to very early Middle Eastern commentaries on these passages, bringing fresh understanding from within the mind-set of these ancient worlds. The Good Shepherd invites us to experience a rich, biblical feast of ethical, theological, and artistic delights. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007150/bk_blak_007150_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marko Simsa´s popular production of ´´The Four Seasons´´ is now available in English for native speakers and those who would like to learn English in a nice musical way. The British actor Howard Nightingall takes us through Vivaldi´s well-known masterpiece in a charming and easy-to-follow way, explaining the musical images such as the song of the birds in spring, the heat in summer, thunderstorms and dancing in autumn, and the sharp cold of winter. Table of contents: Spring: The song of the birds; The dance of the nymphs with the shepherds; Summer: The burning heat; The sleeping shepherds; Stormy weather; Autumn: The peasants dance to celebrate the happy harvest; Winter: Trembling with cold amidst the freezing wind; Stamping feet; Teeth chattering; Spending quiet contented days by the fire; A year has passed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Howard Nightingall, Melanie Preston, Camerata Wien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jumb/000610/bk_jumb_000610_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Born in the US and reared in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is a liability to his social-climbing mother, Salome. When a violent incident sends him to North Carolina, he remakes himself in America´s hopeful image. But political winds continue to throw him between north and south, in a plot that turns many times on the unspeakable breach - the lacuna - between truth and public presumption. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Kingsolver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/000676/bk_howe_000676_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sheri Rose Shepherd was overweight, depressed, and emotionally distraught from an eating disorder when she discovered God´s design for spiritual and physical health. In Fit for Excellence, she shares the biblical principles not only for losing weight but also for gaining a self-image based on Christ´s image of you. In a sometimes humorous and always engaging style, Sheri Rose offers in this audiobook the same life-changing message she´s shared with tens of thousands of women across the country in her Fit for Excellence conferences and seminars. Thousands of women have already been set free from: Food addictions Eating disorders Depression Poor self-image Emotional pain Chronic fatigue and exhaustion Join Sheri Rose in her journey toward freedom from dieting and emotional distress through the Bible. Fit for Excellence is also ideal for small groups and Bible studies, as it includes interactive notes and a leader´s guide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sheri Rose Shepherd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001510/bk_hove_001510_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the Mexico City of Frida Kahlo to the America of J. Edgar Hoover, The Lacuna tells the poignant story of a man pulled between two nations. Born in the United States, but reared in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd finds precarious shelter but no sense of home on his thrilling odyssey. Life is whatever he learns from housekeepers and, one fateful day, by mixing plaster for famed muralist Diego Rivera. When he goes to work for Rivera, his wife, exotic artist Kahlo, and exiled leader Lev Trotsky, Shepherd inadvertently casts his lot with art and revolution. Meanwhile, the United States has embraced the internationalist goodwill of World War II. Back in the land of his birth, Shepherd seeks to remake himself in America´s hopeful image and claim a voice of his own. But political winds continue to toss him between north and south in a plot that turns many times on the unspeakable breach - the lacuna - between truth and public presumption. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Kingsolver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002041/bk_harp_002041_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Find wisdom and inspiration in one of the greatest adventures ever told. Let this audiobook be your guide as you discover hidden truths embedded in J.R.R. Tolkien´s epic adventure. As one of the best-selling books of the last 100 years, and now a blockbuster movie, the magical charm of The Hobbit has delighted millions. But there is a spiritual dimension that will strike an even deeper chord. The Spiritual World of the Hobbit will take you behind the scenes, revealing Tolkien´s beliefs and motivations. From there it will walk you step-by-step through the story itself, uncovering powerful themes of providence, mercy, and courage that are as important in our own lives today as they were to the hobbits in Middle-Earth. As you take a closer look at this timeless tale of good versus evil, you will be filled with wonder once again. For you will see that at the heart of The Hobbit, Tolkien embedded images of faith and spiritual longing that are sure to inspire us all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wayne Shepherd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001282/bk_oasi_001282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Lacuna is the heartbreaking story of a man torn beween the warm heart of Mexico and the cold embrace of 1950s McCarthyite America. Born in the U.S. and reared in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is a liability to his social-climbing flapper mother, Salomé. Making himself useful in the household of the famed Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and exiled Bolshevik leader Lev Trotsky, young Shepherd inadvertently casts his lot with art and revolution. A violent upheaval sends him north to a nation newly caught up in World War II. In the mountain city of Asheville, North Carolina he remakes himself in America´s hopeful image. But political winds continue to throw him between north and south, in a plot that turns many times on the unspeakable breach - the lacuna - between truth and public presumption. A gripping story of identity, loyalty and the devastating power of accusations to destroy innocent people. The Lacuna is as deep and rich as the New World.