Free religion and spirituality Kindle books for 09 Dec 18

The Art Of Prayer: Understanding the purpose of prayer, the Language and the blessings of praying

by Chinedu David

Do you pray? Do you sometimes think that your prayer life is not as it should be? Maybe you want to be able to pray more effectively? Alternatively, you even pray more often, but it feels as though God does not respond back to you? Do you wonder why bad things still happen also after you prayed about it? Well, this book, The Art of Prayer, provides some insightful details on prayer. You may have been praying but leaving your answers behind. Or not even knowing the right way to get the answers you so much desired. However, I have shared my prayer quest on some of the insights I have received on prayer. You will find out:
-The real purpose of prayer to improve your prayer life
-Also, knowing the language to pray with is another insight you should have and how to hear God’s voice when you pray
-Moreover, finally, what answers are there from prayer and how to get them from your prayers
This book is an in-depth thought-provoking epistle on prayer. You will find yourself becoming bold and successful as you pray with the right mindset. Prayer is not a religious obligation. There is no compulsion from God to pray. However, prayer is important. Moreover, God has a reason for asking us to pray. You will find the right desire to pray, what to say in your prayer and how to say it.
Have you wondered how God answers to prayer? Do you want God to speak to you when you pray? If you know what you should know, you will produce more answers from your prayer every time you pray. Moreover, you will be able to pray for others as well and receive solutions for them.



The Gift of the Magi (A to Z Classics)

by O. Henry

This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!

Jim Dillingham Young and his wife Della are a young couple who are very much in love with each other, but can barely afford their one-room apartment opposite the elevated train due to their very bad economic condition. For Christmas, Della decides to buy Jim a chain which costs twenty dollars for his prized pocket watch given to him by his father. To raise the funds, she has her prized long hair cut off and sold to make a wig. Meanwhile, Jim decides to sell his watch to buy Della a beautiful set of combs made out of tortoise shell for her lovely, knee-length brown hair. Although each is disappointed to find the gift they chose rendered useless, each is pleased with the gift they received, because it represents their love for one another.

The true unselfish love that the characters, Jim and Della, share is greater than their possessions



Delusions in Context

This open access book offers an exploration of delusionsâ??unusual beliefs that can significantly disrupt people’s lives. Experts from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, including lived experience, clinical psychiatry, philosophy, clinical psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, discuss how delusions emerge, why it is so difficult to give them up, what their effects are, how they are managed, and what we can do to reduce the stigma associated with them. Taken as a whole, the book proposes that there is continuity between delusions and everyday beliefs. It is essential reading for researchers working on delusions and mental health more generally, and will also appeal to anybody who wants to gain a better understanding of what happens when the way we experience and interpret the world is different from that of the people around us. 



Love Thy Neighbor 3: Interracial Romance BWWM (Apple Grove Avenue Series)

by Kimberly Smith

She’s a good Christian girl, he’s a devilishly hot sinner, who makes her want to be bad.

Being around Leonardo Barns makes Sasha Jackson think of doing things that good Christian girls don’t do until they are married. It will take everything she believes in to keep from falling into bed with him.

Leonardo has been warned him to stay away from Sasha, but Leonardo finds himself drawn to her sweet innocent nature and he’s determined to find out if there is a bad girl underneath her sweet exterior waiting to be unleashed.

A Christian Interracial Romance BWWM



The Vagabond King: A Coming of Age Story

by James Campion Conway

When his mother dies and he discovers the man he believed was his father is not, sixteen year old Chris is haunted by a mysterious apparition that forces him to question his pampered existence and embark upon a quest to find himself. Hoping she will “make a man of him”, he seeks sanctuary in the home of Magda, a middle aged waitress with a penchant for sex, only to discover she lives with her father, a cigarette smoking, beer swilling immigrant.

Chris hates his shabby new surroundings at the end of the street and the shabby old man at the end of his life who spends his days listening to old blues records and making Chris fetch him fresh cans of beer. But, when the old man tells tales of Communist Hungary, torture, escape and the mysterious medallion he wears, Chris learns that, like the old man’s skipping records, history repeats itself and the roles we play have been played many times before.

Great read
“The Vagabond King” is a coming of age book unlike any other I’ve come across to date…”The Vagabond King” is creative, unique and original
– Lucidity

Absorbing contemporary fiction
I found this book an absorbing read…there is something special about it.
– TopCat

There were times I had to put the book down and simply reflect on how talented this author is.
– Brian Braden

A beautiful coming of age story
– Nylon Admiral

A captivating story, beautifully toldâ?¦
– Real Laplain

â?¦ will probably be a classic.
– TM Romero

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

What inspired you to write The Vagabond King?

Man’s search for meaning has been a central theme of my life. So, Chris’s search for meaning mirrors my own metaphysical meditations. Portraying an adolescent boy’s struggle with his adolescent spirituality was just a great vehicle for me to figure things out in my own struggle to develop a spirituality without religion.

Why did you portray a type of older woman younger man relationship in the novel?

Let’s face it, a novel about an adolescent boy’s metaphysical meditations is pretty boring. Consequently I developed the character of Mick who introduces elements of suspense and violence through his stories about Communist Hungary. There also needed to be a love interest and, because The Vagabond King is about the dualistic nature of reality, I made her an older woman. So we’ve got the old man, Mick, guiding the adolescent boy into manhood. Then you’ve got Magda, the older woman, and the object of an adolescent boy’s desire. So that’s where the elements of the older woman younger man relationship came in.

Why did you use a musical style of writing in The Vagabond King?

The central theme of this novel is man’s search for meaning. At the beginning of the novel Chris has lost faith in everything he has believed because it has proven itself to be a lie or is completely superficial and unsatisfying. So he’s left to develop his own adolescent spirituality and, in a materialistic world, it must, consequently, be a spirituality without religion. So the book portrays man’s search for meaning in a world that is essentially unspiritual.

Now, portraying spirituality without religion is a challenge, so I needed to give the book a mystical quality while keeping it firmly rooted in the realty of the everyday world. That’s where the lyricism of the prose comes in. Because rituals use music to elevate the ritual from the ordinary world, I used imagery from the myths of ancient Mesopotamia and gave the prose a musical quality to it.

Who is the ideal audience for The Vagabond King?

The obvious answer might be adolescent boys because of the older woman younger man relationship. But, I think anyone who is interested in coming of age novels or man’s search for meaning and developing a sense of spirituality without religion in a materialistic world would find it interesting. The book’s best reviews actually came from grown men and adolescent girls.



Dust

by Valentine deFrancis

It’s not who you know. It’s not what you know. It’s who you are!

Psychic medium and law of attraction coach, Valentine deFrancis, delves into her perspective of what’s truly behind the law of attraction.
As you read Dust, allow yourself permission to drift into the possibilities of a new way of understanding this non-negotiable universal principal.

“We create from that place within usâ??that quiet, sacred place between our thoughts. It’s that place that is known as the kingdom of heaven, and to command it, we must learn we are God, here on earth.”



The Meaning of Surah 24 An-Nur The Light (La Luz) From Holy Quran (El Sagrado Corán) Bilingual Edition English Spanish

by Jannah Firdaus Mediapro

The Meaning of Surah 24 An-Nur The Light (La Luz) From Holy Quran (El Sagrado Corán) Bilingual Edition In English And Spanish Languange.

Surah An-Nur (The Light) is the 24th sura of the Qur’an with 64 ayat. The general agreement of scholars is that this sura was revealed shortly before or after the Battle of the Trench in 5 AH. The surah begins with various explanations and decrees on or relating to corrupt sexual acts, family law, and specifications on the giving of testimony. Foremost amongst these rulings is God’s punishment for adultery. This section ends with the pronouncement that good men and women should be paired together, as should corrupt men and corrupt women.

This discussion turns into reflections on privacy and modesty, namely of hosts and women. Contained herein are several regulations and explanations of modesty, most directly lines traditionally used to argue for the wearing of hijab. After these prohibitions are cast for women, the text turns towards men, asking them not to oppress slavegirls into prostitution, and to marry those women who need husbands, despite their poverty.

After a second statement of the Quran’s status as a clear sign from Allah SWT, the famed Ayat an-Nur appears. This is often referred to as “the Light Verse”, or “the Parable of Light”, a mystical group of lines that has been the subject of much scholarship and reflection.

“Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of His light is as if there were a niche and within it a lamp: the lamp enclosed in glass: the glass as it were a brilliant star: lit from a blessed tree, an olive, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil is well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it: Light upon Light! Allah doth guide whom He will to His light: Allah doth set forth parables for men: and God doth know all things.”



Pearl of Voyager: A Collection of Amish and Clean Romance Short Stories

by Lucy Stanford

Collection of 3 Amish romance short stories and 3 Clean romance short stories or over 60k words of reading!

The World Outside -Amish and Biker Romance
Forbidden Kisses in the Highlands – Clean Highlander Historical Romance
Fire in the Heart – Clean Amish and Firefighter Romance
Cast for the Perfect Part – Clean Billionaire Romance
Enriching Abandon -Clean Amish and Billionaire Romance
A Faith Much-Damned -Clean Christian Romance

This collection contains standalone romance short stories ending HEA



Carbon-14: The Shroud of Turin (An Amari Johnston Novel Book 1)

by R.A. Williams

More than 99 percent of the evidence proves the Shroud of Turin is the authentic burial cloth of Jesus Christ. Only one test says otherwiseâ??the carbon date performed in 1988.

A serial killer with a fetish for fire targets the faithful of Tucson, Arizona. Homicide detective, Pete Johnston, works to catch the killer before more clergy are killed, before more churches are burned.

His daughter, Amari, is a criminal justice major at the University of Arizona. When the Shroud is carbon dated at her university, the results reveal that the relic is a medieval forgery. Amari investigates this ancient cold case file for a class project and makes a shocking discovery that could alter the fate of Christianity.

She teams up with Dr. Kevin Brenner, a brilliant young experimental physicist, and together they gather evidence so they can plead their case to the Vaticanâ??unless the killer can stop them first. Her father desperately tries to protect her and catch the killer before she becomes his next victim.



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