In First Corinthians, Paul makes two conflicting statements about women´s speech: He crafts a difficult argument about whether men and women should cover their heads while praying or prophesying (11:2-16) and instructs women to be silent in the assembly (14:34-35). These two statements bracket an extended discussion about inspired modes of speech - prophecy and prayer in tongues. From these exegetical observations, Jill E. Marshall argues that gender is a central issue throughout 1 Corinthians 11-14 and the religious speaking practices that prompted Paul´s response. She situates Paul´s arguments about prayer and prophecy within their ancient Mediterranean cultural context, using literary and archaeological evidence, and examines the differences in how ancient writers described prophetic speech when voiced by a man or a woman.
A communication expert offers the keys to healthy, effective communication. All of us have found ourselves in situations where we don´t know if we should bite our tongues or speak our minds. When is silence golden? When should you speak up? In this popular book, communication expert and former pastor Michael Sedler offers listeners practical guidelines for all types of conversations. He also explores the cost and purpose of silence, why to check motives when talking to friends, family, and authorities, how to ask good questions, ways to deal with anger and resentment, and how to overcome pressure to remain silent. Using biblical and contemporary examples, this must-have book shares important strategies for improving communication skills and building better communication within the workplace, church, and home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Seybert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001847/bk_hove_001847_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They called Secret Agent ´´X´´ the Man of the Thousand Faces. Armed with his irresistible gas gun, wearing impenetrable disguises, ´´X´´ infiltrated the darkest corners of the Underworld to crush all crime czars! Silent, horrible as the crushing coils of a serpent were those unseen fingers that blotted out men´s lives. A criminal of satanic proportions had risen - the ´´Black Master´´, whose victims fell with livid, hideous faces and protruding tongues that seemed ghastly mockeries of the fate they had suffered. Along this terrible murder trail, Secret Agent ´´X´´ gambled with the Dice of Death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Milton Bagby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001170/bk_drms_001170_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Silent, horrible as the crushing coils of a serpent were those unseen fingers that blotted out men´s lives. A criminal of satanic proportions had risen - the ´´Black Master´´, whose victims fell with livid, hideous faces and protruding tongues that seemed a ghastly mockery of the fate they had suffered. Along this terrible murder trail Secret Agent ´´X´´ gambled with the Dice of Death. His true face unknown, his identity forever buried in a secret government file, Secret Agent ´´X´´ came back from the dead to take on the sinister sadists and evil extortionists who prey on innocent Americans. A master of disguise who carries a non-lethal gas gun, ´´X´´ the unknown is backed by a cabal of wealthy citizens and is answerable only to the shadowy K-9 in Washington. In his second recorded case, ´´The Spectral Strangler´´, the Man of Mystery is drawn into a chain of horror when his mentor from their Federal days, Bill Scanlon, is slain by a ghostly, disembodied strangler. How does this grisly crime connect with the disappearance of a chemist working for the Army´s Chemical Warfare branch? What was Scanlon investigating that motived his killer to snuff out his life? The trail of purpled-faced corpses points toward a shadowy mastermind known only as the Black Master. Through webs of horror ´´X´´ plunges, aided by Herald reporter Betty Dale and dogged every step of the way by Inspector John Burks, seeking to solve the wave of inexplicable deaths and avenge the slaying of his old friend. But does an invisible noose hang waiting at the end of the trail, to seize his naked throat in its gallows grip? ´´The Spectral Strangler´´ originally appeared in Secret Agent ´´X´´ magazine, in March 1934, and is read by Milton Bagby. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Milton Bagby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090493/bk_acx0_090493_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Daniel Byrne is an investigator for the Vatican’s secretive Office of the Devil’s Advocate - the department that scrutinizes miracle claims. Over 10 years and 721 cases, not one miracle he tested has proved true. But case #722 is different; Daniel’s estranged uncle, a crooked TV evangelist, has started speaking in tongues - and accurately predicting the future. Daniel knows Reverend Tim Trinity is a con man. Could Trinity also be something more? The evangelist himself is baffled by his newfound power - and the violent reaction it provokes. After years of scams, he suddenly has the ability to predict everything from natural disasters to sports scores. Now the mob wants him dead for ruining their gambling business, and the Vatican wants him debunked as a false messiah. On the run from assassins, Trinity flees with Daniel’s help through the back roads of the Bible Belt to New Orleans, where Trinity plans to deliver a final prophecy so shattering his enemies will do anything to keep him silent. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004034/bk_brll_004034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.