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♥ Book Title : The Gift of the Other
☯ Full Synopsis : "We live in an age of global capitalism and terror. In a climate of consumption and fear the unknown Other is regarded as a threat to our safety, a client to assist, or a competitor to be overcome in the struggle for scarce resources. And yet, the Christian Scriptures explicitly summon us to welcome strangers, to care for the widow and the orphan, and to build relationships with those distant from us. But how, in this world of hostility and commodification, do we practice hospitality? In The Gift of the Other, Andrew Shepherd engages deeply with the influential thought of French thinkers Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, and argues that a true vision of hospitality is ultimately found not in postmodern philosophies but in the Christian narrative. The book offers a compelling Trinitarian account of the God of hospitality--a God of communion who makes room for otherness, who overcomes the hostility of the world though Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, and who through the work of the Spirit is forming a new community: the Church--a people of welcome."Article| Andrew Shepherd| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Gift of the Other
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♥ Book Title : The Gift of Freedom
☯ Full Synopsis : "Mimi Thi Nguyen examines the self-interested claims of the United States to provide freedom to others, even as it does so by generating violence and displacement through overpowering warfare."Article| Mimi Thi Nguyen| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Gift of Maple Syrup and Other Stories
☯ Full Synopsis : "By chance, Olivia Spenser-Graf and Sadie Hunt turned onto Route 33, thinking the autumn foliage too spectacular to bypass. A year later bibliophile Olivia would be telling customers that it had been their Robert Frost moment, except ours was the road taken that brought us here. Only a few miles up that road they pulled into a weedy parking area, drawn to the boarded-up one-room schoolhouse that, within a year, would be renovated and opened as Stacks and Snacks, a bookshop and natural foods eatery. In eighteen stories, some touching, some raucous, Eric Selby examines redemption, grace, family, and community dysfunction through the lives of small-town people living in Gilead County, Vermont. His unforgettable characters include a beloved old-time barber, a cast of frustrated teachers and students, a family whose farm has to be sold, religious nuts, a retired out-of-state couple with long-held hostilities, and a hymn-singing child who confuses hosanna with Obama. As people in the county grapple with their problems, Sadie and Olivia find themselves woven into most of their lives. A Gift of Maple Syrup and Other Stories offers insights into the human condition. These stories celebrate the endurance of the human spirit."Article| Eric Selby| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories
☯ Full Synopsis : "Sixteen captivating stories by one of America's most popular storytellers. Included are such classics as "The Gift of the Magi," "The Last Leaf," and "The Ransom of Red Chief." Publisher's Note."Article| O. Henry| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Politics of the Gift
☯ Full Synopsis : "Gerald Moore shows how the problematic of the gift drives and illuminates the last century of French philosophy. By tracing the creation of the gift as a concept, from its origins in philosophy and the social sciences, right up to the present, Moore shows"Article| Gerald Moore| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Gift of the Magi
☯ Full Synopsis : "Sixteen captivating stories by one of America's most popular storytellers. Included are such classics as "The Gift of the Magi," "The Last Leaf" and "The Ransom of Red Chief." Publisher's Note."Article| O. Henry| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Grandma's Tales: The Gift of God & Other Stories
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♥ Book Title : Laughter and Other Gifts of God
☯ Full Synopsis : "Laughter and Other Gifts of God shows how essential it is to understand the source and significance of laughter, humor, and joy. The author offers compelling reasons why these dynamic qualities need to be motivated and governed by God's love and grace. Discover how laughter is a valuable reflection of God Himself! It is a potent force that stirs you to see another side of things. It may also nudge you toward a new understanding of God and why the most wasted day is the one in which you haven't laughed. The book uses Scripture, scientific research, and humorous stories to answer significant questions: Why do we laugh; What does our laughter say about us? The book demonstrates laughter is not an innocent, neutral, or impartial activity but one with an agenda. Learn how your laughter and sense of humor usually reflect your innermost thoughts and feelings. Find out how a healthy lifestyle includes laughter-that by walking with Jesus, you can experience joy at every stage of your life."Article| Gordon Kainer| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Gift of Death
☯ Full Synopsis : "In The Gift of Death, Jacques Derrida's most sustained consideration of religion to date, he continues to explore questions introduced in Given Time about the limits of the rational and responsible that one reaches in granting or accepting death, whether by sacrifice, murder, execution, or suicide. Derrida analyzes Patocka's Heretical Essays on the History of Philosophy and develops and compares his ideas to the works of Heidegger, Levinas, and Kierkegaard. A major work, The Gift of Death resonates with much of Derrida's earlier writing and will be of interest to scholars in anthropology, philosophy, and literary criticism, along with scholars of ethics and religion. "The Gift of Death is Derrida's long-awaited deconstruction of the foundations of the project of a philosophical ethics, and it will long be regarded as one of the most significant of his many writings."—Choice "An important contribution to the critical study of ethics that commends itself to philosophers, social scientists, scholars of relgion . . . [and those] made curious by the controversy that so often attends Derrida."—Booklist "Derrida stares death in the face in this dense but rewarding inquiry. . . . Provocative."—Publishers Weekly"Article| Jacques Derrida| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Four Gifts of Love
☯ Full Synopsis : "The wedding day is a time to exchange rings, gifts that symbolize eternal love and care. But when a couple gives each other four gifts of love -- care, protection, honesty, and time -- the rings become even more meaningful. That's because these gifts will guarantee the love of a husband and wife for each other throughout life.Dr. Willard F. Harley, Jr., author of the best-selling His Needs, Her Needs, has written The Four Gifts of Love to encourage couples to apply his tried and proven principles to their marriage. By following his advice, couples will create a marriage that grows in love and compatibility.With an attractive two-color interior, this practical, helpful resource makes the perfect bridal shower or wedding gift. Included in The Four Gifts of Love is a gift certificate that expresses the couple's commitment to give each other the gifts of love throughout their married lives."Article| Willard F. Harley, Jr.| Statement ..."