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A Layman's Guide To Who Wrote The Books Of The Bible?

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"Bible" as used in the title of this book refers to the Bibles used by mainstream American Jews, Roman Catholics and Protestants. This book deals with the books of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, including those of the Apocrypha. This is a study of the people who wrote the books of the Bible and of the historical, political and social settings in which they wrote and of the factors that caused the authors to write. The search for the authors and what motivated them to write takes the readers into the origins of the stories that make up a large part of the Bible. While many popular and scholarly books have been written about the authorship of specific books of the Bible, this is the only book known to the author that deals with all of the books of the Bible in less than several volumes. It is in laymen's language with footnotes suggesting where readers can find further information for expanded study. Where scholars have offered differing views of biblical matters that affect the determination of authorship, this book presents the various views - in laymen's language. Because many of the authors of the books of the Bible wrote in response to the social and political situations in which they lived, this book looks into those situations. For example: The exile of the Hebrews of Judah to Babylon set the stage for the collection and editing of what became the first books of the Old Testament. The person or team who did that work did so as preparation for taking "the law" back to Judah and Jerusalem. In a not-too-dissimilar fashion, the political and social climate of the Roman Empire in the first three centuries A.D. caused Christians to gather and worship in secret, isolated groups. That led to the development of aberrant local doctrines, such as Gnosticism. That in turn contributed to the flow of correspondence between Christians. Some of that correspondence became or contributed to the books of the New Testament. Another example: When Emperor Constantine made Christianity the official religion of Rome in A.D. 318, the previously hidden schisms came to the surface. That led to the Council of Nicea and the debate between Arius and Athanasius about the nature of Jesus and to the writing of the Nicene Creed stating belief in Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Those events helped to set the tone for at least some of the books of the New Testament. It is all there in laymen's language. Read, learn and enjoy! C. Jack Trickler


Nemesis - A Good Guide For Bad Guys

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So you want to be a villain? You know being a villain isn't all fun-filled romps in dank, lightless tombs, incendiary encounters with intellectually stunted heroes, joyously crushing the hopes and dreams of unsuspecting innocents, accumulating vast hordes of ill-gotten wealth, and advancing your agenda on a world unappreciative of your greatness? (1) You really want to be hunted by unethical vigilantes(2), chased by grown adults wearing skintight suits, ostracized from (in)decent society, forced to forge ahead in a universe largely against your relentless pursuit of self-interest, and relegated to a life of bad hygiene and poor fashion choices? Have you considered another career? Ever? If not, then villainy is for you and Nemesis - A Good Guide for Bad Guys is the manual you'll live(3) by! Nemesis - A Good Guide for Bad Guys provides a wealth of information you do not wish to have on becoming a villain and succeeding in the kingdom of evil. With illuminating topics ranging from The Villainy of Villainy, On Accepting Advice and Recognizing Terrible Ideas, How to Keep Your Secret Plans Secret, Horrible Haircuts, The Humility of Arrogance, The Good Guys Don't Always Win, and Happily Never After, Nemesis - A Good Guide for Bad Guys has more information than you can hope to want on being a villain. (4) If, on the assuredly infinitesimal possibility you have not yet come to your senses about becoming a villain, then Nemesis - A Good Guide for Bad Guys will be your highly impractical pragmatic guide to commencing upon the often volatile, failure-laden, frustrating, dangerous, and short-lived career of the evildoer, archrival, supervillain, antihero, fell overlord, or nemesis. (5) Read this if you value your life: 1.Ok, maybe it is. 2.Probably your extended family. 3.Or die. 4.Only a minute portion actually being practical. 5.You have been warned.


3 Day Guide To Milan

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See. Eat. Sleep. Enjoy. A 72-Hour Guide to Milan, Italy.City breaks are perfect for those long weekends away. You go to a city and you've got only a short amount of time to see the sights, there's no time to get distracted.But what if you don't know exactly what to do and see? Which places to eat at? When the best time is to visit? Milan is renowned as one of Italy's (or the world for that matter) most fashionable cities -but beneath its cool exterior is a wealth of historic and artistic masterpieces, including the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, the Last Supper painting, and the famous La Scala Opera House. Travelers to Milan will find a fast-paced, glamorous city with a thriving cultural scene and an unapologetic love of shopping. An exciting blend of fashion, culture and architecture, Milan has much to offer any one who decides to visit this vibrant metropolis.Inside3 Day Guide to Milan: A 72-hour definitive guide on what to see, eat and enjoy in Milan, Italy:

  • History - We've put together a historic overview of Milan and Italy, exploring the city's beginnings as a small village to becoming one of the worlds most recognized trendsetters.
  • Climate - Being comfortable and enjoying yourself often links to the weather and when you go. Our brief guide to the usual climate of Italy and that of Milan can help you decide how to see the city, whether in warm summer or inviting spring.
  • City Overview - With a history so rich and varied, the design and culture all packed into this city, it's easy to get overwhelmed. This guide provides information about all the favorite tourist spots and those that are lesser known, with it you'll learn all there is to know about places to go in the city that you might not have even imagined were there.
  • Transport - Train or plane, however you want to get to Milan, it's all made simpler with our handy guide to transport to and around the city. This book is packed with tips and tricks to help you keep travel stress free and cross the city like a local.
  • Sight-seeing - Helping you to make the most of your visit and turn your holiday into the trip of a life time this guide is full of attractions to suit any type of adventurer, including; architecture, museums, nightclubs, squares, music and culture.
  • 3 Day Itinerary - For those of you who aren't sure exactly what you want to see but want to explore Milan to the fullest there's a handy itinerary all drawn up for you. Just pick and choose which parts you want to use and your trip of a lifetime is set.
  • Best Places for Any Budget - With comprehensive lists and reviews of the best places to eat, sleep and enjoy a night out all arranged by budget levels you're bound to find something for you no matter what your budget is.Grab your copy of3 Day Guide to Milan: A 72-hour definitive guide on what to see, eat and enjoy in Milan, Italy to help you turn a weekend away into the trip of a lifetime.

  • Draw 500 Fabulous Fashions

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    A new fun format for Quarry's best-selling 20 Ways to Draw a Cat and 44 Other Awesome Animals, this cute chunky volume features 500 inspirational illustrations in a perfect small size for drawing on the go! From cats, songbirds, and elephants to rabbits, rhinos, and hedgehogs, Draw 500 Awesome Animals is perfect for illustrators, cartoonists, doodlers, and anyone who loves to sketch.`

    This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the animals in this volume are simplified, modernized and reduced to the most basic elements, offering simple abstract shapes and forms that meld to create the building blocks of any item (man-made or organic) that you want to draw. This all-in-one pocket-sized sketchbook lets you draw right on the pages making it easy to keep all of your most inspired creations at hand.

    About the Author

    Julia Kuo splits her time between Cleveland, OH, and Taipei. She grew up in Los Angeles, CA, and attended Washington University in St. Louis for illustration and marketing. Julia illustrates children's books, concert posters and CD covers, designs stationery and journals, and paints in her free time. `

    One recent gallery show featured paintings of street fashion shots from Face Hunter. Julia's clients include American Greetings, the New York Times, the Home Shopping Network, Little Brown and Co., Capitol Records, Tiny Prints, and Universal Music Group. Her illustrations have been honored in American Illustration, CMYK magazine, and Creative Quarterly.


    A Guided Reader To Early Years And Primary English

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    A Guided Reader to Early Years and Primary English draws on extracts from the published work of some of the most influential education writers to provide insight, guidance and clarity about key issues affecting early years practitioners and primary English teachers.

    The book brings together key extracts from classic and contemporary writing and contextualises these in both theoretical and practical terms. The extracts are accompanied by a summary of the key ideas and issues raised, questions to promote discussion and reflective practice, and annotated further reading lists to extend thinking.

    Taking a thematic approach and including a short introduction to each theme, the chapters cover:

    • Models of and approaches to early years and primary English;

    • Speaking and listening in English lessons: story-telling, drama, 'booktalk' and debate;

    • Reading and responding to texts in English lessons;

    • Writing in English lessons: finding a 'voice';

    • Knowledge about language: grammar, spelling, punctuation and handwriting;

    • The rich landscape of children's literature;

    • Non-fiction in English lessons;

    • Planning, assessing and recording children's progress: the learning cycle.

    Aimed at trainee and newly qualified teachers, those working towards Masters level qualifications and all those involved in the teaching of early years and primary English, this accessible, but critically provocative text will be an essential resource for those that wish to deepen their understanding of early years and primary English education.



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