Inky Balm Designs presents "Mindfulness Mandalas", a mandala coloring book for adult relaxation, including stress relieving patterns featuring:
"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
This volume is about the book itself, as shaped and made by medieval scribes and as conditioned by the cultural understandings that were present in the world where those scribes lived. Questions relating to the provenance, compilation, script, function, and use - both medieval and modern - of manuscripts are raised and are resolved in a fresh manner. The focal point of the volume is Anglo-Saxon England, approached as a cultural crossroads east and west, with attention given to English manuscripts produced both before and after the Conquest. The book thus contributes to a reassessment of early English culture as complex, emergent, and multi-stranded. A number of different literary genres and types are explored, ranging from devotional materials (e.g. psalters, sermons, and illustrated gospel books) to texts of a more worldly orientation. A number of plates illustrate the work of particular scribes. While some beautiful codices are showcased, the emphasis falls on plain books written in English, including the Vercelli Book, the Exeter Book, and the Blickling Homilies. Analyses of the history of palaeography and the theory of editing raise the point that whatever we know from old books is conditioned by the tools used to study them.
From twinkle in your eye to warranty work, this book is your guide to masterfully handling car-buying to get the most for your money. Beat the car salesmen at their own game?--that's a setup. Books by car salesmen are aimed at getting you within their grasp. Like tennis, it's not possible for a beginner to beat them at their game. Instead, step by step directions on how to get the best price by playing your own game-and then make that price stick to the end! How to use your most powerful tool for getting the best price -- your phone. Do you know it's legal to take home all the paperwork and bring it back signed, not do it in their lair? Do you know the biological reason test driving and buying should be done on different days? Books by salesmen won't tell you these things. This book lays out your options for car loans, leasing and car insurance when buying a new-to-you vehicle. Find out the incredibly easy way to save $1500 on a used car-and 6 years later it will make no difference in trade-in value. Think used car-buying is about avoiding the lemons? That's another dealer trick; there are no more lemons. Dealerships perpetuate that myth to scare you out of phoning for a price. An engine designer and mechanic shares why understanding routine maintenance and Incidence of Repair charts are all you need to pick a good vehicle. The last few pages give you the easy way to find a good mechanic.
Hurrah, you've published a book! Now all you need is some readers - other than your friends and relations. "But I'm a writer, not a salesman!" is the common cry of the new self-published author (from behind the boxes of books piled up in his spare bedroom). Not sure where to begin? This new handbook by an experienced writer and promoter will take you through all that you need to know to gain confidence and expertise in promoting your book. With abundant good humour and common-sense, it gives easy-to-follow instructions on everything from holding a local launch event to creating a worldwide author profile worldwide via the internet. This upbeat and supportive guide will be an invaluable addition to your writing reference library, to which you will return time and again. Whether you're new to the challenge of book promotion, or you just need some fresh ideas to shift your backlist, this new handbook will help you do what it says on the cover - SELL YOUR BOOKS!
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