Andreas Norman is a former diplomat, who worked for the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. For several years he was a member of the Ministry¿s counter-terrorism unit, working with partners across the globe. During the Arab Spring he joined the team that outlined Swedish policy during this dramatic period. He currently lives in Stockholm, Sweden. Into A Raging Blaze was Norman´s debut novel. It anticipated the Edward Snowden revelations and received international acclaim. It was shortlisted for the CWA International Gold Dagger Award 2015. Rights for Into A Raging Blaze as well as The Silent War have been sold to several countries and both are currently being developed into a major television series.
What is God´s perspective regarding women in ministry? Is gender a deciding factor in determining leadership roles in the body of Christ? Should women be silent in the churches? The answer to these questions along with many more regarding women in ministry are adequately addressed in this book. Without question, the subject of women in ministry continues to draw mixed conclusions across a broad spectrum of people. However, it is the intent of this book to use the Scripture to offer the true perspective concerning this provocative topic. Based on discussion, inquiries and study, I truly believe this book encapsulates many interests regarding the subject. I am persuaded that after reading this book, the outcome will be one thing: Freedom! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Monica Price. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113120/bk_acx0_113120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Six gentlemen, one goal: the destruction of Hitler´s war machine In the spring of 1939, a top-secret organization was founded in London: Its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler´s war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. The guerrilla campaign that followed was every bit as extraordinary as the six men who directed it. One of them, Cecil Clarke, was a maverick engineer who had spent the 1930s inventing futuristic caravans. Now his talents were put to more devious use: He built the dirty bomb used to assassinate Hitler´s favorite, Reinhard Heydrich. Another, William Fairbairn, was a portly pensioner with an unusual passion: He was the world´s leading expert in silent killing, hired to train the guerrillas being parachuted behind enemy lines. Led by dapper Scotsman Colin Gubbins, these men - along with three others - formed a secret inner circle that, aided by a group of formidable ladies, single-handedly changed the course of the Second World War: a cohort handpicked by Winston Churchill whom he called his Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. Churchill´s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is a gripping and vivid narrative of adventure and derring-do that is also, perhaps, the last great untold story of the Second World War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Giles Milton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002420/bk_aren_002420_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The role of the Holy Spirit in a Christian´s life is often misunderstood. Some believers focus solely on spiritual gifts, some emphasize the practical over the spiritual, and others avoid the subject altogether. Yet in spite of the apparent confusion, the truth is surprisingly simple: God´s Spirit is a vital part of our relationship with him. The Silent Shepherd offers a balanced, scripturally sound look at the personality, works, and deity of the Holy Spirit. Drawing from over 40 years in ministry, pastor and author John MacArthur, Jr. clears away misconceptions, offers fresh insights, and shares how God´s Spirit can guide, lead, and empower every believer. This revised and updated edition includes a guide for both personal and group studies and features discovery questions, suggestions for prayer, and activities, all designed to connect life-changing truths with everyday living. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Parks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001600/bk_hove_001600_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We live in a multifaith society: an ever-growing, diverse cultural climate, where no religion is viewed as having a monopoly on truth. It is important then that Christ-followers not only share the Word of God but also listen and learn how to interact meaningfully with those of diverse perspectives as we engage in life’s most important conversations. Connecting Christ encourages believers to be not only better communicators and witnesses but also listeners to people of other worldviews and traditions — skills that are crucial in defending against today’s negative connotations and ineffective approaches associated with Christian evangelism. With extensive commentary from leaders of various walks of faith and life — from Judaism to Islam and Buddhism to atheism — theologian and author Dr. Paul Louis Metzger offers a spiritual compass to help navigate the intimidating yet critical dialogue of conveying our faith in Christ. Filled with practical guidance and insight into controversial topics, such as hell, fascism, and homosexuality, Connecting Christ reveals that there is a way of evangelizing that is neither disengaging monologue nor silent, lifestyle ministry but is, instead, an approach for evangelism and dialogue to go hand-in-hand. We must remove ourselves as the stumbling block to salvation for others and embrace a way to proclaim the uncommon, compassionate God revealed in Jesus Christ — the Savior this world is dying to know. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Parks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003810/bk_brll_003810_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Augustine handed over the leadership of his church in AD 426, his successor was so overwhelmed by a sense of inadequacy that he declared, ´´The swan is silent”, fearing the spiritual giant’s voice would be lost in time. But for 1,600 years Augustine has not been silent - and neither have the men who faithfully trumpeted the cause of Christ after him. Their lives have inspired every generation of believers and should compel us to a greater passion for God. John Bunyan suffered long-term imprisonment, even when a simple promise to cease preaching would have freed him, and was moved to rely on God even more. William Cowper, despite month after month of debilitating depression, wrote poems that reflected the sustaining character of God and led him to worship more deeply. David Brainerd so desired to honor God that through the loneliness of wilderness ministry and the agony of tuberculosis, he pressed on, transforming world missions forever. In this noteworthy Swans Are Not Silent book, John Piper invites you into the lives of Bunyan, Cowper, and Brainerd to discover how God takes the privilege of faith and strengthens it with trials so that we experience a greater hunger for him. The perseverance of these godly servants exemplifies the essential fruit that affliction can produce in your own life. Their enduring faith will fortify you in your suffering, reminding you that ´´behind a frowning providence, God hides a smiling face.” And their stories and witness will inspire in you a similar passion for the supremacy of God in your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Souer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/013808/bk_blak_013808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many called into the prophetic ministry do not understand the constant breaking they must go through to receive the anointing they must possess to carry out God´s will on Earth. And as a result, the people they are called to assist often mislabel them, misunderstand them, and misinterpret their actions. Apostle Dedric Hubbard releases a profound and in-depth wealth of wisdom, revelation, and understanding in his newest release A Prophet´s Cry. As he brings knowledge and attention to the silent pain prophets endure to carry out the instructions God gives them. In this powerful, book he deals with seven key areas that many misunderstand about prophets. Those seven areas are: 1. A Prophet´s Love 2. A Prophet´s Compassion 3. A Prophet´s Protection 4. A Prophet´s Relationship 5. A Prophet´s Obedience 6. A Prophet´s Failure 7. A Prophet´s Attitude 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Sibulsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049691/bk_acx0_049691_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Women have always been central to the faith. In the Bible, women have played vital and often surprising roles. To understand these remarkable women, we are honored to bring you one of our most highly regarded scholars and teachers, Professor Barbara Reid, OP, PhD. Professor Reid begins this series by exploring the creation stories in Genesis 1 and 2, examining how God created male and female equally in the divine image. Turning to the New Testament, you will look first at Mary, the mother of Jesus. Explore Mary, especially through the Gospels of Luke and John. Professor Reid explores Jesus´ friendship with Mary and Martha. Meet the women disciples named in the Gospels: Mary Magdalene and the other women who accompanied Jesus on mission, who ministered with him in Galilee, and who followed him to Jerusalem, where they witnessed his death and burial. These women were the first to discover the empty tomb and to see the risen Christ. In the Pauline communities, women held leadership positions in ministry. Examine some strongly egalitarian texts in Paul´s letters, such as Galatians 3:28: ´´No more Jew or Greek, slave or free, male and female.´´ Other texts, such as ´´women keep silent in church´´ (1 Cor 14:34-36), seem contrary to what Paul says elsewhere. Sr. Reid will help you try to sort out some of the complexity in Paul´s thinking on women. Finally, you will focus not on a text that has female characters but on a text that often is misconstrued to reinforce the suffering and subordination of women. Jesus´ saying in Mark 8:34, ´´Whoever wants to be my disciple must take up their cross and come follow me´´, is often interpreted by women to mean that they should bear every kind of suffering, even that which comes from abuse or injustice, as their way of carrying the cross with Jesus. Explore the saying in its Gospel context along with another image from the Gospel of John, which could be more freeing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sr. Barbara E. Reid OP PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000217/bk_nykm_000217_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.