Excerpt from Missions Created and Sustained by Prophecy: A Sermon, Before the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, at Their Meeting in Pittsburg, Penn., October 5, 1869 We are standing by the side of a path crowded with a multitude, to us uncounted and countless. They are all hurrying one way - towards a dark pas sage under a mountain. Just at the opening, there is seen a solitary figure holding up a strong, bright light, by which you can just look through that dark passage, and see the dim outlines of a great ´and beautiful city beyond. Sometimes that figure looks strong and fresh, and then again feeble, pale, and almost ready to fall. For some reason or other, the multitudes try to put out that light - sometimes by stoning it, sometimes by pouring water upon it, some times by casting their own garments upon it; but suddenly, when they think it ready to expire, it breaks out again, and shines brighter than before, and the grasp of the hand upon that light is firmer, and the form of the figure more erect than ever. And so, from the days of Abraham, has she stood - the Church of God, - outliving generations of men, and all forms of persecution. There she stands to day, holding forth the lamp Of life - the light of the world, with energies not only unimpaired, but renewed, and with responsibilities greatly increased. In the experience of every man, there are duties and responsibilities and trials peculiar to each period of his life. SO in the history of nations, it has ever been, and will continue to be, that as Time lifts up his curtain, each period in the life of a nation will have its own peculiar experience, trials, and duties. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
GOD CREATED THE INTEGERS is Stephen Hawking´s personal choice of the greatest mathematical works in history. He allows the reader to peer into the mind of genius by providing us with excerpts from original mathematical proofs and results. He also helps us understand the progression of mathematical thought, and the very foundations of our presentday technologies. The book includes landmark discoveries spanning 2500 years and representing the work of mathematicians such as Euclid, Georg Cantor, Kurt Godel, Augustin Cauchy, Bernard Riemann and Alan Turing. Each chapter begins with a biography of the featured mathematician, clearly explaining the significance of the result, followed by the full proof of the work, reproduced from the original publication, many in new translations.
The story of the catastrophic British mishandling of the Middle East, told through the career of Sir Mark Sykes - Edwardian aristocrat, traveller, writer, politician and co-author of the infamous 1916 Sykes-Picot agreement, a shady deal between Entente powers to carve up the Middle East that lies at the heart of many of regions problems today.
Chapter one establishes a seven-fold approach-the Disciplers´ Model-to Christian teaching. This model was developed in response to a question that would not let the author go-´How should I teach so that my learners will grow in the Lord?´
Can you see it? A world where no one dies for Gods they don´t worship, and there are no worries about going to a place of eternal punishment if you don´t? Can you see everyone living together in peace, never disagreeing or fighting? A world with no personal possessions, nothing you would kill for, or die trying to defend? Are people strong enough to let go of everything they know for the greater good? One man dares to dream of such a place, but his dream becomes humanity´s nightmare as the world he creates begins to fall apart. The salvation of humanity lies within the love that two children have for each other, and for the world.
One of the more frustrating experiences we can have is the feeling of being misunderstood. All relationships require levels of understanding for them to be fulfilling and satisfying. All relationships require communication. We all communicate. However, we are not all understood - at least not as often as we would like. Fast moving life-styles, constant exposure to media, changes occurring at break-neck speeds all seem to leave the ability to watch, look, and listen to each other more challenging than ever before. We are overly distracted, self-oriented, cynical, and desensitized. We have learned to tune each other out. Having a great deal of knowledge does not always translate into the ability to truly understand. If we would spend the time and slow down the process, we would have a better chance of developing understanding and wisdom. We are ensnared in our ability to understand by a web of the modern fast moving lifestyle. As a result, our unconscious response to relationship building is, ´´Who has time for that?´´ As a seasoned minister and counselor, who is rooted in a deep spiritual foundation, Dr. Shaw offers this book as a beacon of hope for behavioral change. I invite you to delve deeper into this timely, provocative treatise to find out why we all aim to be, and need to be, understood. -Bishop Adrian Starks, World Victory International Christian Center, Greensboro, NC Dr. Shaw has authored a significant contribution to the field of interpersonal relationships. Masterfully weaving profound Biblical truths together with deep psychological insights, he creates a beautiful mosaic of relational learning, healing and growth. This outstanding book leads the reader into a powerful process of personal discipleship and practical development in their relationship with God, themselves and others. -Jared Pingleton, Psy.D., Vice President of Professional Development, American Association of Christian Counselors, Forest, Virginia