Category: Biographies Of Christianity

Banner of the Gospel: Wilford Woodruff by Susan Easton Black,Alexander L. Baugh

By Susan Easton Black,Alexander L. Baugh

Wilford Woodruff used to be diversified from his predecessors and successors in a single specific method — he left an exceptionally designated handwritten list that spanned greater than sixty years, of approximately every little thing he did and skilled. Reflecting on his own attempt to maintain a customary magazine, he remarked:

When the Prophet Joseph prepared the Quorum of the Twelve, he suggested them to maintain a background in their lives. I made a list from the 1st sermon I heard, and from that day beforehand i've got saved a regular magazine. at any time when I heard Joseph Smith hold forth, train, or prophesy, I continually felt it my responsibility to jot down it. i'd write the heritage of that Church and depart on list the works and teachings of the prophets, of the apostles and elders. i've got recorded approximately all of the sermons and teachings that I ever heard from the Prophet Joseph, i've got in my magazine a number of the sermons of President Brigham younger, and such males as Orson Hyde, Parley P. Pratt and others.

Through his skillful, encouraged management and path, he helped result in lodging and alter, best the Church into the social, cultural, and non secular mainstream of yank society. Thomas G. Alexander, one in all Woodruff's biographers, observed:

He is arguably the 3rd most vital determine in all of LDS church background after Joseph Smith, who started Mormonism, and Brigham younger, who led the Saints to Utah and supervised the early colonization of the intermountain west. . .

Relatively well-educated, well-read, and well-traveled, Woodruff mixed an inventive brain, useful inventiveness, and actual power with a feeling of non-public piety unsurpassed by way of any nineteenth-century chief. Woodruff mixed officially expert yet rough-hewn highbrow presents. . . [and] a company dependence on idea. . . with a robust experience of private future and Providential protection.

This certain mix of temporal shrewdness and non secular perception dwelled in a brain and physique completely dedicated to Mormonism and unquestioningly dependable to his colleagues and to the Saints.

This e-book is a variety of shows from the yearly BYU Church heritage Symposium hosted by way of BYU non secular schooling to honor Wilford Woodruff and to have a good time the 2 hundredth anniversary of his birth.

Table of Contents:
Preface — Alexander L. Baugh and Susan Easton Black
Images of Wilford Woodruff's existence: A Photographic trip — Alexander L. Baugh
Wilford Woodruff and the collection of modern day Israel, 1834-50 — Fred E. Woods
"The Lord advised Me to head and that i Went": Wilford Woodruff's Missions to the Fox Islands, 1837-38 — Jason E. Thompson
Wilford Woodruff: Missionary in Herefordshire - Cynthia Doxey Green
"To each guy Is Given a Gift": The non secular Legacy of Wilford Woodruff — Alonzo L. Gaskill
Wilford Woodruff: A founder of the Mormon Academies — Scott C. Esplin
Wilford Woodruff and the increase of Temple recognition one of the Latter-day Saints, 1877-84 — Richard E. Bennett
A Friendship cast in Exile: Wilford Woodruff and the William Atkin kinfolk — Reid L Neilson
The Odyssey of a Latter-day Prophet: Wilford Woodruff and the Manifesto of 1890 — Thomas G. Alexander
Wilford Woodruff's 1897 Testimony — Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Stephen H. Smoot
Wilford Woodruff Chronology — Alexander L. Baugh

Show description

Continue reading Banner of the Gospel: Wilford Woodruff by Susan Easton Black,Alexander L. Baugh

He Still Stands Tall: The Life of Roland Q. Leavell by Dottie Hudson

By Dottie Hudson

This biography, written by way of Roland Q. Leavell's youngest daughter, is determined by greater than two decades of diary entries and captures a man's fight to discover his position on the earth. The 8th of 9 childrens, he continually knew that he was once no longer sought after at beginning. His personality, decision, and religious concentration helped him conquer this information and later monetary complication. Serving at the domestic project Board of the Southern Baptist conference, he taught church buildings the right way to evangelize in the course of their restructuring. He used to be additionally a former first vp of the Southern Baptist conference, an officer within the Baptist global Alliance, and a prolific Christian writer. A former president of the hot Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, he performed a wide function in shaping the establishment because it stands today.

Show description

Continue reading He Still Stands Tall: The Life of Roland Q. Leavell by Dottie Hudson

The Serpent and the Lamb: Cranach, Luther, and the Making of by Steven Ozment

By Steven Ozment

This compelling booklet retells and revises the tale of the German Renaissance and Reformation throughout the lives of 2 debatable males of the 16th century: the Saxon court docket painter Lucas Cranach (the Serpent) and the Wittenberg monk-turned-reformer Martin Luther (the Lamb). Contemporaries and associates (each was once godfather to the other’s children), Cranach and Luther have been very varied Germans, but their collaborative successes merged artwork and faith right into a progressive strength that turned the Protestant Reformation. Steven Ozment, an the world over well-known historian of the Reformation period, reprises the lives and works of Cranach (1472–1553) and Luther (1483–1546) during this generously illustrated publication. He contends that Cranach's new paintings and Luther's oratory published a barrage of feedback upon the Vatican, the strength of which secured a brand new freedom of religion and pluralism of faith within the Western international. among Luther's pulpit compliment of the intercourse force in the divine property of marriage and Cranach's parade of robust, lithe ladies, a brand new romantic, familial recognition was once born. The "Cranach girl" and the "Lutheran household"—both items of the merged Renaissance and Reformation worlds—evoked  a brand new association of society and foretold a brand new course for Germany.

Show description

Continue reading The Serpent and the Lamb: Cranach, Luther, and the Making of by Steven Ozment

Not God's Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms by Holly Ordway

By Holly Ordway

this can be the tale of a wonderful defeat.

Ordway, an atheist educational, was once confident that religion was once superstitious nonsense. As a well-educated university English professor, she observed no use for just-so tales approximately God. safe in her fort of atheism, she was once secure (or so she idea) from any attack via irrational religion.

So what occurred? How did she come to “lay down her fingers” in give up to Christ after which, many years later, input the Catholic Church?

this is often the relocating account of her strange trip. it's the tale of a tutorial changing into confident of the reality of Christianity on rational grounds — but additionally the account of God’s grace appearing in and during her mind's eye.

it's the story of an unfolding, constructing courting with God — instructed with directness and honesty — and of a painful give up on the foot of the go. it's the account of a lifelong, transformative love of interpreting and the tale of ways a aggressive fencer positioned down her sabre to select up the sword of the Spirit.

peculiarly, this publication is a story of grace, performing in and during people yet continually issuing from God and prime again to Him. And it's the tale of a girl being introduced domestic.

Show description

Continue reading Not God's Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms by Holly Ordway

I Married a Demoniac (oopsy!) by Dennis Melton

By Dennis Melton

I Married a Demoniac is predicated on a real tale and chronicles the mystical formative years of Denny Miller and his eventual marriage to Anna, a 7th new release ‘Seer,’ possessed with ‘Legion,’ 4,000 to 10,000 demons. even if Denny’s whole formative years was once choked with paranormal occasions, his spouse, Anna started to draw buddies like, Bridget, who used to be devoted to devil at start through her Satanist mom and dad. She started to allure evil humans, evil spirits, and evil entities, like Shadow humans, Imps, and phantom kids. Denny’s event within the Witches Graveyard in Flatonia, Texas will blow your brain! And the various issues that occurred in his domestic for 4 years completely confound reality!

Dennis Melton is an comprehensive writer, Ordained Minister, and a Deliverance Minister. I Married a Demoniac is his 6th released ebook. the opposite 5, contain “How to struggle Devils, Demons, and Phantoms,” “The whole U-Overhaul,” “Supreme Self-Deliverance and severe Extraction,” “Deluxe Deliverance and Divine Extraction for Homosexuals,” and “Dynamic energy Deliverance of youngsters and Teenagers.”

Show description

Continue reading I Married a Demoniac (oopsy!) by Dennis Melton

I'll Fly Away by Kelly Nielson

By Kelly Nielson

within the spring of 1986, Kelly, a small city woman from Idaho, meets Ibrahim on the foreign pageant held each year at a small college within the sleepy city of Pocatello. His appears screamed Italian along with his mild creamy olive complexion, huge Romanesque nostril and entire lips, yet his accessory was once French. As he served her his country’s pastry, baklava immersed in rosewater syrup, she came upon herself careworn concerning the ethnicity of this French-speaking Italian with a Jewish identify serving a Greek pastry. All she knew used to be whilst he checked out her with these darkish penetrating eyes she melted.
Fast ahead to February 2002, a number of months after 9-11, Kelly came across herself compelled to maneuver to her husband’s local domestic: Beirut, Lebanon. To her horror, she realizes that simply because she is married to a Muslim, she is topic to Sharia legislation and has misplaced all of her former rights. Trapped in his family members construction watched regularly, her husband refuses to allow her and their daughters, a while 4 and 9, go back domestic. And now, she unearths that his family members is rejecting her simply because she refuses to transform to Islam. here's the wonderful tale of her odyssey to avoid wasting herself and her daughters.
A relocating tale of a mother’s love, braveness and faith.

Show description

Continue reading I'll Fly Away by Kelly Nielson

San Luis, Rey de Francia (Arcaduz) (Spanish Edition) by Philippe de Villiers,Miguel Perdigón

By Philippe de Villiers,Miguel Perdigón

Luis IX (1214-1270) comenzó su reinado a los 12 años cuando su padre murió de manera imprevista. Un niño tenía entre sus manos el destino de Francia, una carga capaz de aplastar a los angeles inmensa mayoría de los hombres adultos. Pero contaba con el apoyo de Blanca de Castilla, su madre, su poderosa personalidad y una profunda fe, que le permitieron abrir un camino que todavía perdura a través de los siglos. Y así Louis de Poissy fue tomando paso a paso el keep an eye on de su propio reino, pacificándolo y, paralelamente, lanzándolo a apasionantes aventuras externas e internas: los angeles limitación del poder inglés, los angeles Sorbona de Tomás y Buenaventura, el enriquecimiento del reino y el místico proyecto de las Cruzadas, entreverado de fe, valor, ambición, y también crueldad y muerte. Esta le sobrevino cerca de Cartago. Su último esfuerzo por conquistar l. a. Jerusalén terrestre le condujo a los angeles Jerusalén celestial.

«He soñado con reencontrar a un San Luis de carne, humano. Y para lograrlo he tenido que ir hasta las fuentes más auténticas, donde reposa el tesoro de las palabras vivas, consignadas por los primeros testigos, aquellos que conocieron verdaderamente al rey Luis IX. No he inventado nada. Ni los sucesos, ni los personajes, ni siquiera lo insólito. He tenido que sumergirme en los angeles época, estudiar l. a. vida cotidiana en sus menores detalles y sentir palpitar las pasiones para lograr que reviviera un San Luis de nuestro tiempo». (Philippe de Villiers)

Philippe de Villiers (1949) es un político francés nacido en Boulogne. Ha sido secretario de Estado, miembro del Parlamento Francés y del Parlamento Europeo en diferentes periodos. Se currentó a las elecciones presidenciales en 2007, aunque no pasó a l. a. segunda ronda. Ha sido también empresario y es conocido por haber creado el parque temático Puy de Fou, uno de los más visitados en Francia. Tiene 7 hijos y ha publicado también, además de escritos políticos, los angeles novela Roman de Charette en 2012.

Según Le figaro, «Una pluma inspirada y apasionada, Philippe de Villiers lleva muy lejos el arte de l. a. divulgación».

Show description

Continue reading San Luis, Rey de Francia (Arcaduz) (Spanish Edition) by Philippe de Villiers,Miguel Perdigón

A Diary of Miracles (part II) by Aliss Cresswell

By Aliss Cresswell

The excellent ‘Diary of Miracles’ maintains as Aliss launches a brand new enterprise known as ‘Spirit’ store and takes the therapeutic contact of Jesus to the city.

“A Diary of Miracles, half II is the continued account of 1 of the main notable tales i do know of... This e-book is an instance of Christianity because it was once intended to be.”
Rick Joyner
“Aliss is a standard Christian, general as outlined by way of the Bible.
A miracle an afternoon used to be common for the 1st fans of Jesus.”
Sid Roth
“Aliss is a prototype of a brand new iteration of healers and sweetness employees who circulate in energy in usual areas. She is a part of a brand new period of believers who comprehend the decision of the Gospel to the margins of society, to the damaged, the misplaced, and onto the streets.”
Justin Abraham
“Once shortly somebody comes alongside and comes to a decision to easily do what the gospel talks of doing; Aliss is the true deal.”
Kevin Prosch

Show description

Continue reading A Diary of Miracles (part II) by Aliss Cresswell

View from the Edge by Leslie Griffiths

By Leslie Griffiths

Leslie Griffiths tale starts in actual poverty in South Wales. because of his notable mind and a grammar university schooling, he grew to become the youngest ever employees member on the collage of Wales, sooner than the decision to ordained ministry led him, through Cambridge, to Haiti to paintings with a number of the poorest humans in the world. on the peak of the Duvalier dynasty's strength, he skilled Liberation Theology earlier than it were articulated and used to be the biographer of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the Roman Catholic priest and Liberation Theologian who grew to become Haiti's President.In England, Leslie Griffiths is among the only a few humans to were elected President of the Methodist convention when nonetheless a circuit (parish) minister. Tony Blair appointed him a operating peer in the home of Lords. Principled and outspoken, he has a excessive media profile,is an impassioned ambassador for multiculturalism and doesn't cut down from controversy -- nor from public feedback of up to date tradition and politics.

Show description

Continue reading View from the Edge by Leslie Griffiths

Cursed with Blessings: A Record In the Stages of Our Journey by Kendall Clark Thomas Jackson

By Kendall Clark Thomas Jackson

Kendall Jackson, a twenty-five-year-old male who lives at domestic along with his mom and sisters, reveals his lifestyles spiraling uncontrolled after a failed dating. He turns into deeply depressed, stops going to paintings, and is consequently fired.

Filled with rage, he makes a decision to claim struggle opposed to God. Kendall deliberately goals Christian ladies. His desire is to seduce ladies into lustful, uncommitted kin to cause them to query their religion; simply as he had. regrettably, Kendall did not plan on God having a plan.

God brings into Kendall's existence a tender lady who introduces him to the unique motion picture, Left at the back of (2000). The motion picture had this type of powerful impression on his lifestyles that it factors him to enquire even if the occasions within the motion picture may really happen.

As a outcome, Kendall reports a non secular come across so surreal that neither the church nor the realm can effectively clarify what occurred. the genuine query now could be even if the reply he acquired is from God or devil.

Show description

Continue reading Cursed with Blessings: A Record In the Stages of Our Journey by Kendall Clark Thomas Jackson