A #1 New York Times bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life will help you understand why you are alive and reveal God's amazing plan for you---both here and now, and for eternity. Rick Warren will guide you through a personal forty-day spiritual journey that will transform your answer to life's most important question: What on earth am I here for? Knowing God's purpose for creating you will reduce your stress, focus your energy, simplify your decisions, give meaning to your life, and most important, prepare you for eternity. 'Movie stars and political leaders aren't the only ones turning to Rick Warren for spiritual guidance. Millions of people---from NBA and LPGA players to corporate executives to high school students to prison inmates---meet regularly to discuss The Purpose Driven Life.'---Time
Written completely in Spanish, this ebook gives guidance designed to support the ministries of The Hispanic United Methodist Church.
• Attractive hardcover binding with foil stamping, 2 ribbon markers, and a lay-flat binding. The complete readings for the Revised Common Lectionary Years A, B, and C as authorized by the 2006 General Convention of The Episcopal Church, together with readings for the major Holy Days of the church year, in the Good News translation. This handsome, well-made cloth edition with smyth-sewn pages, two ribbon markers, 16 point type, and a lay-flat binding is ideal for use in a pulpit or lectern. The Revised Common Lectionary in Spanish uses the Good News translation, often used by Spanish-speaking congregations. The Revised Common Lectionary in Spanish is intentionally designed for use beyond The Episcopal Church and includes notations of lessons (where they differ) for the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), the United Methodist Church, and the Presbyterian Church in the USA. Print 9780898699463 $75.00 eBook 9780898699470 $60.00 Hardcover 8.5 x 11 784 pages Available January 2016 Leccionario Común Revisado, Español Edición Atril • Encuadernado en tapa dura, atractivo, embozado al relieve, 2 cintas marcadoras, encuadernación permite que el libro permanezca abierto. Lecturas completas dominicales, Leccionario Común Revisado Años A, B y C autorizadas por la Convención General 2006 de La Iglesia Episcopal. Incluye lecturas para Fiestas Principales del año eclesiástico; versión: Dios Habla Hoy. Esta edición del Leccionario Común Revisado es ideal para ser utilizada tanto en el púlpito como en el atril, elegantemente encuadernada en tela, con páginas cosidas, dos cintas marcadoras y punto tipográfico 16 pt. El Leccionario Común Revisado utiliza la traducción Dios Habla Hoy, edición frecuentemente utilizada por congregaciones hispano-hablantes. Este Leccionario Común Revisado en español ha sido creado para el uso de La Iglesia Episcopal y para otras denominaciones como la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América, Iglesia Metodista Unida y la Iglesia Presbiteriana (Estados Unidos de América). El Leccionario Común Revisado incluye las referencias a lecturas de estas denominaciones cuando difieren del leccionario. Impreso 9780898699463 $75.00 eBook 9780898699470 $60.00 Tapa Dura 8.5 x 11 784 páginas Disponible a partir de enero, 2016
Royal Favouritism and the Governing Elite of the Spanish Monarchy, 1640-1665 presents a study of the later years of the reign of Philip IV from the perspective of his favourite (valido), don Luis Méndez de Haro, and of the other ministers who helped govern the Spanish Habsburg Monarchy. It offers a positive vision of a period that is often seen as one of failure and decline. Unlike his predecessors, Haro exercised the favour that he enjoyed in a discreet way, acting as a perfect courtier and honest broker between the king and his aristocratic subjects. Nevertheless, Alistair Malcolm also argues that the presence of a royal favourite at the head of the government of Spain amounted to a major problem. The king's delegation of his authority to a single nobleman was considered by many to have been incompatible with good kingship, and Philip IV was himself very uneasy about failing in his responsibilities as a ruler. Haro was thus in a highly insecure situation, and sought to justify his regime by organizing the management of a prestigious and expensive foreign policy. In this context, the eventual conclusion of the very honourable peace with France in 1659 is shown to have been as much the result of the independent actions of other ministers as it was of a royal favourite very reluctantly brought to the negotiating table at the Pyrenees. By conclusion, the quite sudden collapse of Spanish European hegemony after Haro's death in 1661 is represented as a delayed reaction to the repercussions of a flawed system of government.
The Love Dare
Author: Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. The Love Dare, the New York Times No. 1 best seller that has sold five million copies and was major plot device in the popular movie Fireproof, is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey you need to take. It’s time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage. This second edition also features a special link to a free online marriage evaluation, a new preface by Stephen and Alex Kendrick, minor text updates, and select testimonials from The Love Dare readers. Take the dare!
Lies Women Believe
Author: Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Counter the lies that keep you from abundant living. Satan is the master deceiver and his lies are endless. And the lies Christian women believe are at the root of most of their struggles. "Many women live under a cloud of personal guilt and condemnation," says Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. "Many are in bondage to their past. Others are gripped by fear of rejection and a longing for approval. Still others are emotional prisoners." In best selling Lies Women Believe, Nancy exposes those areas of deception most commonly believed by Christian women—lies about God, sin, priorities, marriage and family, emotions, and more. She then sheds light on how we can be delivered from bondage and set free to walk in God's grace, forgiveness, and abundant life. Nancy offers the most effective weapon to ounter and overcome Satan's deceptions: God's truth!
A critical analysis of social memories of the Spanish Civil War, with specific reference to the rural context of the conflict. Based on a mixture of archival research and interviews with the inhabitants of one village in Huelva the book focuses on the forgotten history of the conflict.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In his first book published as Pope, and in conjunction with the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here invites all humanity to an intimate and personal dialogue on the subject closest to his heart—mercy—which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy. In this conversation with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains—through memories from his youth and moving anecdotes from his experiences as a pastor—why “mercy is the first attribute of God.” God “does not want anyone to be lost. His mercy is infinitely greater than our sins,” he writes. As well, the Church cannot close the door on anyone, Francis asserts—on the contrary, its duty is to go out into the world to find its way into the consciousness of people so that they can assume responsibility for, and move away from, the bad things they have done. The first Jesuit and the first South American to be elected Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has traveled around the world spreading God’s message of mercy to the largest crowds in papal history. Clear and profound, The Name of God Is Mercy resonates with this desire to reach all those who are looking for meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds. It is being published in more than eighty countries around the world. “The name of God is mercy. There are no situations we cannot get out of, we are not condemned to sink into quicksand.”—Pope Francis Praise for The Name of God Is Mercy “Francis speaks succinctly—and with refreshing forthrightness. . . . He emphasizes moral sincerity over dogma, an understanding of the complexities of the world and individual experience over rigid doctrine. . . . The pope has an easy conversational style that moves effortlessly between folksy sayings and erudite allusions, between common-sense logic and impassioned philosophical insights.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “What makes his book most moving is the way in which this man, without disrespecting his own privacy or offering false bromides of modesty, opens the sacred space of his conscience to explain how he came to center his ministry, and now his papacy, around mercy.”—James Carroll, The New Yorker “As he has done throughout his papacy, Pope Francis shows in this book a compelling way to present God’s love anew to a skeptical world without denying the ancient teachings of faith. But now he is challenging the entire Church to trek a new way forward.”—Time “Francis enjoys sharing personal stories of God’s grace and mercy in the lives of parishioners from his native Argentina, people he has known and who have recognized themselves as sinners.”—The Washington Post “Powerful . . . Francis’s book signals a plea for a change of attitude on the part of the faithful and their pastors. . . . Bishops and priests will talk and quarrel over the text for months, even years to come. And that, perhaps, is what Francis intends.”—Financial Times “Deepens his calls for a more merciful Catholic Church . . . The question-and-answer book is told in simple, breezy language, with the pope referring to experiences and people in his own life.”—Newsday “Francis has offered his most detailed outline yet for the role of the Catholic church in the modern era.”—National Catholic Reporter Translated by Oonagh Stransky From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Publisher: Xist Publishing
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.” ― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince Machiavelli's The Prince was a battle for obtaining and maintaining power in 14th century Italy but it is surprisingly relevant to the understanding of business, politics and the nature of society.
Author: Michael J. Miller (Translator)
Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
“All of us are called to keep striving towards something greater than ourselves and our families, and every family must feel this constant impulse. Let us make this journey as families, let us keep walking together.” Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia In his groundbreaking work on modern family life, Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family, Pope Francis continues to guide and lead the Church, calling us to be a sign of mercy and encouragement for families of all shapes and sizes. The Our Sunday Visitor edition includes exclusive reflection and discussion questions, to help Catholics grow in our understanding of this call, and act upon it. In Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family the Holy Father expands on the topics and considerations of the two Synods on the family, and adds his own considerations to help us provide pastoral guidance to support and strengthen today’s families. On Love in the Family guides us through: Scripture – what we can learn from Biblical families and relationships with God and each other Reality – the experiences and challenges we face in today’s world Tradition – essential aspects of Church teaching on marriage and families Love – what it means for all our relationships Ministry – Pope Francis offers pastoral perspectives for helping build strong families Spirituality – the expression of the Gospel message in our relationships
Author: Jorge Ramos
“There are times when I feel like a stranger in this country. I am not complaining and it’s not for lack of opportunity. But it is something of a disappointment. I never would have imagined that after having spent thirty five years in the United States I would still be a stranger to so many. But that’s how it is”. Jorge Ramos, an Emmy award-winning journalist, Univision’s longtime anchorman and widely considered the “voice of the voiceless” within the Latino community, was forcefully removed from an Iowa press conference in 2015 by then-candidate Donald Trump after trying to ask about his plans on immigration. In this personal manifesto, Ramos sets out to examine what it means to be a Latino immigrant, or just an immigrant, in present-day America. Using current research and statistics, with a journalist’s nose for a story, and interweaving his own personal experience, Ramos shows us the changing face of America while also trying to find an explanation for why he, and millions of others, still feel like strangers in this country. “It is precisely this pattern of confrontation… that has won Ramos the trust of so many Hispanics. They know that in many countries south of the United States, direct questions can provoke not simply a loss of access but also a loss of life.” --Marcela Valdes, The New York Times
Pack HQÑ Claudia Velasco
Author: Claudia Velasco
Publisher: Harlequin, una división de HarperCollins Ibérica
¿Qué pasaría si una brillante chica española que emigra a Londres para buscar trabajo y cumplir sus sueños se topa de repente con un irlandés de origen gitano, tan atractivo como un actor de cine, tan arrebatador como interesante, e inicia un romance loco e inesperado que le descubre un mundo del que no tiene la más mínima idea? Cuando se conocen, sus vidas se vuelven del revés e inician juntos una intensa y divertida historia de amor cargada de sexo, descubrimientos y mucho corazón, que convertirá a Patrick O’Keefe, experto en aventuras de una noche y "si te he visto no me acuerdo", en un hombre diferente; y a Manuela Vergara, sensata y autosuficiente ejecutiva de un restaurante de lujo, en su Spanish Lady. ¿Cuánto terreno estará dispuesto a ceder cada uno con tal de lograr la felicidad? ¿Es posible acaso? Diego Vergara se marchó a Londres convencido de que su encanto, su estupenda formación académica y su prima, dueña de un famoso restaurante de lujo, le facilitarían un rápido y sencillo ascenso al éxito, al triunfo profesional que le permitiría cumplir sus sueños: un local en Ibiza, dinero y pocos compromisos. Sin embargo, el destino es caprichoso y más vale no hacer planes, ni pensar que lo tienes todo bajo control porque, cuando menos te lo esperas, la vida da un vuelco y todo cambia… Ojos verdes nos llevará de la mano de Diego Vergara a disfrutar de su divertida, original e intensa aventura entre Londres y Dublín y a descubrir a la impactante Grace McGuinness, una misteriosa irlandesa de ojos verdes que con su ímpetu y personalidad será capaz de saltar todos los obstáculos y problemas que se le pongan por delante. Amor, familia, gitanos irlandeses, tradición, negocios, misterios, pasión y mucho sentido del humor en esta nueva novela de Claudia Velasco, continuación de su gran éxito Spanish Lady.