Description : " ... No one can plausibly deny that the religious development of the peoples of Canaan (and indeed of all the ancient world around the eastern Mediterranean to the Indus river) were affected by the cultural and religious developments in Mesopotamia, the centre of the region, and a fertile region second to none known in the world, on a par with the Nile, around which another major civilization arose. This is a text of history of Mesopotamia in its own right. By the time history gets back this far, the lines become very blurred, rather like parallel lines intersecting on the horizon. Literature, religion, archaeology, sociology, psychology -- all of these disciplines become intertwined in Jacobsen's text as he looks at Sumerian society. The book is organized with an introduction, then according to time divisions of fourth, third, and second millennia, then concludes with an epilogue into the first millennium, during which the Bible as we know it (and most ancient history such as is commonly known occurred) came to be"--Amazon.com.
Description : Responding to the burning desire to share the pathway to healing for deeply wounded hearts, Terry[Campbell] Lebendig brings you cutting edge true life testimonies of victims who have become triumphant in the face of adversity! Boldly, these courageous men and women come forward shattering the silence of their broken past to reveal the treasures found in tribulation. Never before have you experienced such open and straightforward accounts of the effects of personal violation. From domestic abuse to sexual violence these comprehensive experiences provide newfound hope for your future. Overwhelmed by her pain and on the verge of suicide discovering hope and healing through her trials, the author leads you on a journey to healing as she reveals the power and truth that gave her boundless freedom from the past. Treasures Of Darkness opens the Riches Hidden In Secret places revealing healing and wholeness for your life and throughout all eternity. Terry, is fast becoming a voice in the wilderness to the wounded of abuse. A victim of an alcoholic domestically violent environment she initially chose a career as an addictions nurse, later to become Detox Supervisor for The Salvation Army Harbor Light in Clinton Township, Michigan and Sexual Assault Specialist for Safe Horizons near Port Huron. She is currently an Instructor at Ross Medical Education Centers. Also a licensed minister of New Hope Full Gospel Church in New Baltimore annually presenting "Beauty for Ashes" seminars for Wounded Hearts, leading Worship and presenting messages. She has traveled statewide to present her message in person and is a published author of inspirational poems and medical articles. Recently widowed from her husband Michael, mother of three daughters and seven grandchildren. Six of whom currently reside in Michigan, one in Virginia. She currently is available to present seminars in her area of expertise when solicited.
Description : Treasures of Darkness: Finding God When Hope Seems Hidden People generally consider dark times in life as times that are filled with pain, fear, anxiety, depression, loss, or sadness. Tara Soughers recognizes such moments in her own life. When hope seemed hidden, however, she encountered God. She tells us that she does not always recognize her times of darkness as grace-filled. “There are times when God seems absent in the darkness. There are times when I feel lost and even abandoned. But my journeys through the darkness have revealed God to me in ways that I could never have imagined.” She shares personal stories about dark times in her life and how she encountered God through the experiences. She invites us to embrace the darkness as an opportunity to experience the treasure of God’s love, presence, and power. Soughers invites us to explore several biblical stories in which darkness plays a major role, and each of the scripture readings offers a unique treasure in the darkness. Psalm 139:12 proclaims a powerful truth about God. “Even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light to you.” God creates in darkness (Genesis 1). God gives us “life . . . the light of all people” in Jesus Christ (John 1:4). Abraham, Paul, Jacob, Job, Nicodemus, and Jesus encounter treasures from God in the darkness. As Soughers explores each biblical account, she offers a unique point of contact for contemporary Christians, treasures that can sustain us as we encounter darkness in our lives. Book contents contain: Prologue: Discovering Treasures in Darkness 1. Darkness is as Light to You (Psalm 139:7-12) 2. Let There Be Light: Creation and Creativity (Genesis 1:1-5) 3. Count the Stars: Hearing God's Promise (Genesis 15) 4. Who Are You? Overcoming our Blindness (Acts 9:1-19) 5. Why Have You Forsaken Me? Bringing Life Out of Death (Matthew 27:45-56) 6. Wrestling with God: Transformation (Genesis 32:22-32) 7. Listen to this Dream: Enlightenment through Dreams (Genesis 37:1-11; 41:1-36) 8. Out of the Whirlwind: God as Mystery (Job 3:1-8; 38:4-21) 9. How Can These Things Be? Being Born Again (John 3:1-10) 10. Gate of Heaven: Encountering God Where Least Expected (Genesis 28:10-22) 11. The Light Shines in the Darkness: God's Self-Revelation (John 1:1-15) 12. The Night Is as Bright as the Day (Psalm 139:7-12) Epilogue: Treasures of Darkness Each chapter includes questions for reflection and discussion. This book is ideal for use in local church book groups.
Description : And I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places. Isaiah 45:3 In this inspiring, true story, Dr. Taffy Anderson illuminates the treasures of darkness she gathered while fighting--and surviving--breast cancer. Both a medical and spiritual journey of her experience, Treasures in Darkness traces her journey from a OB/GYN at a major medical hospital who learns of her older sister's diagnosis with breast cancer, to her own shocking diagnosis three years later, through painful surgery, chemo threatments, and coming face-to-face with death. Along the way, she learns to submit to the sovereign will of God, draw strength from His presence and cherish each day of life.
Description : Has there ever been a time in your life when you had to leave everything you have ever known and rush headlong into something not known, not wanted by you? At such times, all of us experience deep fears, doubts, and horrifying anxieties. We don’t know which way to turn. All we want to do is go back to what was and no longer is. Mourning is a non-illuminated place. We don’t want to experience it, especially for long periods of time. It’s the blackest of black, the darkest of dark, and the gravest of grave. It is a place most of us would just as soon not visit. But if we don’t go there – and allowing ourselves to go there is a choice – then we would never experience the rich treasures embedded within its solemn dreariness.
Description : Included in this book are quotes and verse that will stimulate and support you as you move toward great exploits and awesome destiny. It contains practical applications and great mentoring moments. Sonya Y. Cheltenham is a nationally recognized speaker, presenter and trainer who head's her own training institute, Petra Nia Training Institute. She has over 25yrs of experience as a motivator, teacher, trainer and mentor of leaders. She has assisted in establishing churches, ministries and businesses under girding those leaders called to these endeavors. As a new writer her endeavor is to under gird those who are struggling with the process of living out their divine call. Sonya has been married for 36 years and has 2 children and 5 adorable grand children. Be on the look out for more books by this anointed writer.
Description : Adversity may be a part of everyone’s experience. For most of us, it is just something to endure—to get through. But Ken Hekman took a different approach when faced with one of life’s most profound sorrows, the sudden death of his firstborn, a teenage daughter. By choosing to make adversity his teacher rather than simply his tormenter, he unearthed profound insights about life—and death—that will change you forever. His gripping honesty and soul-touching articulation give new meaning to the challenges of everyday life and new hope for those trapped in despair. Even non-poets can appreciate his poetic style, and his prose flows like a stream to both cleanse and refresh. But Treasures of Darkness offers much more than the lamentations of a grieving father. It also gives us a glimpse of the profound impact one young life can have on a worldwide community, and it maps a journey through four stages from being afraid to die, to not being afraid to live again. It serves as a guidebook for others who face adversity of all kinds, and illumines a path toward renaissance like no other artistic work.
Description : I want to share my heart with you. There are many people in the world today that are beginning to have "Enoch" like experiences. Over the past years I have heard the statement "walking with God like Enoch did." God is moving so quickly and powerfully now that walking with God like Enoch did will become a common experience. I believe soon there will come such an intimacy in the body of Christ with Christ that this statement will change to "walking with God like *insert your name here*." God desires an intimacy with His people that is greater than we can yet understand. He wants someone to walk with and to stand with in truth. This book was born out of vision and is comprised of visions. My prayer is that this writing will catapult the reader into greater levels of intimacy and truth with the Father, Jesus Christ, and the precious Holy Spirit.
Description : It is my custom when I am by myself to pull out some chairs and invite Heaven to come and sit at my table. One day, no different than any other, Jesus, Peter, James and John appeared and sat in the chairs. I saw them in the spirit out in front of me as clear as it would be if you and I were eating at the same table. Jesus looked at me with a genuine smile and said, "I want you to have fellowship with us." In his second book in the Treasures of Darkness series, Echoes of a Father, Joseph Sturgeon records his experiences and conversations with the Cloud of Witnesses. Through visions and encounters Joseph introduces us to the citizens of Heaven, including Ezekiel, Jacob, King David, Moses, Enoch, Daniel and Einstein, as they invest their revelation into this generation. This timely book is for all interested in relationship with the Cloud of Witnesses, their revelation of the patterns of Heaven and understanding their interaction with the earth.