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Bhagavad Gita Penguin Classics

Bhagavad Gita Penguin Classics

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The eighteen chapters of The Bhagavad Gita (c. 500 b.c.), the glory of Sanskrit literature, encompass the whole spiritual struggle of a human soul. Its three central themes--love, light, and life--arise from the symphonic vision of God in all things and of all things in God.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners

Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners

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The Bhagavad Gita has been called India's greatest contribution to the world. For more than five thousand years, this great scripture has shown millions in the East how to fill their lives with serenity and love. In these pages, Jack Hawley brings these ancient secrets to Western seekers in a beautiful prose version that makes the story of the Gita clear and exciting, and makes its truths understandable and easy to apply to our busy lives.

The Gita is a universal love song sung by God to His friend man. It can't be confined by any creed. It is a statement of the truths at the core of what we all already believe, only it makes those truths clearer, so they become immediately useful in our daily lives. These truths are for our hearts, not just our heads.

The Gita is more than just a book, more than mere words or concepts. There is an accumulated potency in it. To read the Gita is to be inspired in the true sense of the term: to be "in-spirited," to inhale the ancient and ever-new breath of spiritual energy.

Bhagavad-Gita

Bhagavad-Gita

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A fresh English translation laid out facing the original Sanskrit for easy reference and accompanied by a wealth of essential ancillary materials that make this book a complete course on the Bhagavad-Gītā in a single volume.

This translation stands out from the many others first of all in its careful faithfulness to the original language, but also for the extensive tools for understanding it provides. It is accompanied by detailed explanatory notes, as well as by the entire Sanskrit text on facing pages--both in the original Devanagri alphabet and in a romanized version that allows the reader to approximate the sounds of this work (a pronunciation guide is also provided). Also included is a literal, word-for-word translation for comparison; extensive material on the background, symbolism, and influence of the Gītā; and an exhaustive glossary of terms.

Bhagavad-Gita : Krishna's Counsel in Time of War

Bhagavad-Gita : Krishna's Counsel in Time of War

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The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text of Hindu culture in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. One of the great classics of world literature, it has inspired such diverse thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T.S. Eliot; most recently, it formed the core of Peter Brook's celebrated production of the Mahabharata.
Bhagavadgita

Bhagavadgita

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Part of the great Indian epic the Mahabharata, the Bhagavadgita probes Hindu concepts of the nature of God and what man should do to reach him. Translation by Sir Edwin Arnold. Explanatory footnotes.
Bible 101

Bible 101

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A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the ins and outs of the Old and New Testaments.

Get a crash course in the most beloved book of all time--the bible. Simplifying the words and concepts of the Bible doesn't have to be an overwhelming undertaking. From Exodus to the prophets and the Psalms and Revelation, Bible 101 gives you a basic overview of every part of this important book. Written in easy-to-understand language, Bible 101 offers a fascinating--and memorable--glimpse at the sacred stories, traditions, and doctrines that appear in the New and Old Testaments. No matter what your familiarity with the bible is currently, Bible 101 can help you understand the word of God.

Bible Babel: Making Sense of the Most Talked about Book of All Time

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Bible Doesn't Say That : 40 Biblical Mistranslations, Misconceptions, and Other Misunderstandings

Bible Doesn't Say That : 40 Biblical Mistranslations, Misconceptions, and Other Misunderstandings

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The Bible Doesn't Say That explores what the Bible meant before it was misinterpreted over the past 2,000 years.

Acclaimed translator and biblical scholar Dr. Joel M. Hoffman walks the reader through dozens of mistranslations, misconceptions, and other misunderstandings about the Bible. In forty short, straightforward chapters, he covers morality, life-style, theology, and biblical imagery, including:

*The Bible doesn't call homosexuality a sin, and it doesn't advocate for the one-man-one-woman model of the family that has been dubbed biblical.

*The Bible's famous beat their swords into plowshares is matched by the militaristic, beat your plowshares into swords.

*The often-cited New Testament quotation God so loved the world is a mistranslation, as are the titles Son of Man and Son of God.

*The Ten Commandments don't prohibit killing or coveting.

What does the Bible say about violence? About the Rapture? About keeping kosher? About marriage and divorce? Hoffman provides answers to all of these and more, succinctly explaining how so many pivotal biblical answers came to be misunderstood.

Bible Tells Me So

Bible Tells Me So

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The controversial Bible scholar and author of The Evolution of Adam recounts his transformative spiritual journey in which he discovered a new, more honest way to love and appreciate God's Word.

Trained as an evangelical Bible scholar, Peter Enns loved the Scriptures and shared his devotion, teaching at Westminster Theological Seminary. But the further he studied the Bible, the more he found himself confronted by questions that could neither be answered within the rigid framework of his religious instruction or accepted among the conservative evangelical community.

Rejecting the increasingly complicated intellectual games used by conservative Christians to "protect" the Bible, Enns was conflicted. Is this what God really requires? How could God's plan for divine inspiration mean ignoring what is really written in the Bible? These questions eventually cost Enns his job--but they also opened a new spiritual path for him to follow.

The Bible Tells Me So chronicles Enns's spiritual odyssey, how he came to see beyond restrictive doctrine and learned to embrace God's Word as it is actually written. As he explores questions progressive evangelical readers of Scripture commonly face yet fear voicing, Enns reveals that they are the very questions that God wants us to consider--the essence of our spiritual study.

Bible Tells Me So

Bible Tells Me So

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The controversial Bible scholar and author of The Evolution of Adam recounts his transformative spiritual journey in which he discovered a new, more honest way to love and appreciate God's Word.

Trained as an evangelical Bible scholar, Peter Enns loved the Scriptures and shared his devotion, teaching at Westminster Theological Seminary. But the further he studied the Bible, the more he found himself confronted by questions that could neither be answered within the rigid framework of his religious instruction or accepted among the conservative evangelical community.

Rejecting the increasingly complicated intellectual games used by conservative Christians to "protect" the Bible, Enns was conflicted. Is this what God really requires? How could God's plan for divine inspiration mean ignoring what is really written in the Bible? These questions eventually cost Enns his job--but they also opened a new spiritual path for him to follow.

The Bible Tells Me So chronicles Enns's spiritual odyssey, how he came to see beyond restrictive doctrine and learned to embrace God's Word as it is actually written. As he explores questions progressive evangelical readers of Scripture commonly face yet fear voicing, Enns reveals that they are the very questions that God wants us to consider--the essence of our spiritual study.

Bible with and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently

Bible with and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently

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The editors of The Jewish Annotated New Testament show how and why Jews and Christians read many of the same Biblical texts - including passages from the Pentateuch, the Prophets, and the Psalms - differently. Exploring and explaining these diverse perspectives, they reveal more clearly Scripture's beauty and power.
Esteemed Bible scholars and teachers Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler take readers on a guided tour of the most popular Hebrew Bible passages quoted in the New Testament to show what the texts meant in their original contexts and then how Jews and Christians, over time, understood those same texts. Passages include the creation of the world, the role of Adam and Eve, the Suffering Servant of Isiah, the book of Jonah, and Psalm 22, whose words, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me," Jesus quotes as he dies on the cross.

Comparing various interpretations - historical, literary, and theological - of each ancient text, Levine and Brettler offer deeper understandings of the original narratives and their many afterlives. They show how the text speaks to different generations under changed circumstances, and so illuminate the Bible's ongoing significance. By understanding the depth and variety by which these passages have been, and can be, understood, The Bible With and Without Jesus does more than enhance our religious understandings, it helps us to see the Bible as a source of inspiration for any and all readers.

Bible: A Biography

Bible: A Biography

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As the single work at the heart of Christianity, the world's largest organized religion, the Bible is the spiritual guide for one out of every three people in the world. It is also the world's most widely distributed book and its best-selling, with an estimated six billion copies sold in the last two hundred years. But the Bible is a complex work with a complicated and obscure history. Its contents have changed over the centuries, it has been transformed by translation and, through interpretation, has developed manifold meanings to various religions, denominations, and sects.

In this seminal account, acclaimed historian Karen Armstrong discusses the conception, gestation, life, and afterlife of history's most powerful book. Armstrong analyzes the social and political situation in which oral history turned into written scripture, how this all-pervasive scripture was collected into one work, and how it became accepted as Christianity's sacred text, and how its interpretation changed over time. Armstrong's history of the Bible is a brilliant, captivating book, crucial in an age of declining faith and rising fundamentalism.

Bibles Cutting Room Floor

Bibles Cutting Room Floor

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The Bible you usually read is not the complete story. Some holy writings were left out for political or theological reasons, others simply because of the physical restrictions of ancient bookmaking technology. At times, the compilers of the Bible skipped information that they assumed everyone knew. Some passages were even omitted by accident.

In The Bible's Cutting Room Floor, acclaimed author and translator Dr. Joel M. Hoffman provides the stories and other texts that didn't make it into the Bible even though they offer penetrating insight into the Bible and its teachings.

The Book of Genesis tells us about Adam and Eve's time in the Garden of Eden, but not their saga after they get kicked out or the lessons they have for us about good and evil. The Bible introduces us to Abraham, but it doesn't include the troubling story of his early life, which explains how he came to reject idolatry to become the father of monotheism. And while there are only 150 Psalms in today's Bible, there used to be many more.

Dr. Hoffman deftly brings these and other ancient scriptural texts to life, exploring how they offer new answers to some of the most fundamental and universal questions people ask about their lives. An impressive blend of history, linguistics, and religious scholarship, The Bible's Cutting Room Floor reveals what's missing from your Bible, who left it out, and why it is so important.

Biblia del Pescador-Rvr 1960 = Fisher of Men Bible-Rvr 1960

Biblia del Pescador-Rvr 1960 = Fisher of Men Bible-Rvr 1960

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Qué dice la Biblia sobre el perdón y la acción de gracias? Qué dice sobre la soledad y la depresión? Qué versículos usaría para compartir su fe o responder preguntas difíciles sobre otras religiones del mundo? En qué lugar de la Biblia podría encontrar respuestas sobre su propósito en la vida? Sabemos que la Palabra de Dios tiene respuestas sobre todos estos temas y mucho más, pero a veces no sabemos dónde encontrarlas.

La Biblia del Pescador versión Reina Valera 1960 es una herramienta única que está diseñada para ayudarlo a explorar lo que dice la Palabra de Dios sobre casi todas las situaciones de la vida y los temas de conversación.
Tiene una guía temática de 28 páginas que está dividida en 6 asuntos principales:

  • Consejería
  • Devoción
  • Evangelismo
  • Iglesia
  • Doctrina cristiana
  • Apologética

  • Desde temas relativos a las necesidades de la vida cotidiana, como el matrimonio, las finanzas y el perdón, hasta temas de crecimiento espiritual, como la apologética y la doctrina cristiana, La Biblia del Pescador le lleva al primer versículo en cadena sobre un tema en particular. Al leerlo encontrará también un breve comentario y el segundo versículo de referencia de la cadena. La mayoría de las cadenas contiene 4 o 5 versículos bíblicos.

    RVR 1960 Fisher of Men Bible

    What does the Bible say about forgiveness and thanksgiving? What does it say about loneliness and depression? What verses would you use to share your faith or answer difficult questions about other world religions? Where in the Bible would you find answers about your purpose in life? We know the Word of God has the answers to all of these topics and so many more, but oftentimes we don't know where to find them.
    The Fisher of men Bible is one-of-a-kind tool that is designed to help you navigate through the Word of God for almost any life situation or topic of conversation.

    It features a 28-page guide that is divided into six main themes:

  • Counseling
  • Devotion
  • Evangelism
  • Church
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Apologetics

  • From felt-need topics such as Marriage, Finances, and Forgiveness, to spiritual growth topics like Apologetics and Christian Doctrine, The Fisher of Men Bible guides you to the first verse in a chain of a particular topic. There you will find a brief commentary as well as the second reference verse in the chain. Most chains have 4-5 Bible verses.

    Biblical Literacy

    Biblical Literacy

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    "The Bible...is a locked treasure for those unfamiliar with the Scriptures....Beal offers a key with his accessible guide." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

    "With skill and insight, Timothy Beal has given us a great gift: a lucid and engaging introduction to the most important book ever published." --Jon Meacham, author of American Lion, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

    In the tradition of Stephen Prothero's Religious Literacy, and with the deftness of Bill Bryson's Mother Tongue, Timothy Beal's Biblical Literacy is a one-stop course in the Bible passages and background information that everyone needs to know to navigate our nuanced cultural landscape--from devout believers to decided atheists, average citizens to pop-culture aficionados. Like Religion in America, Religion and its Monsters, and other of his highly acclaimed books, Beal's Biblical Literacy is a must-have handbook for understanding today's world.

    Biblical Literalism A Gentile Heresy

    Biblical Literalism A Gentile Heresy

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    "In this profound work, bestselling author and the former Episcopal Bishop of Newark John Shelby Spong offers a radical new way to look at the gospels today. Pulling back the layers of misunderstanding created over the centuries by Gentile ignorance of things Jewish, he reveals how a literal reading of the Bible is so far removed from the original intent of the Jewish authors of the gospels that it has become an act of heresy. Using the gospel of Matthew as a guide, Spong explores the New Testament's literary and liturgical roots its grounding in Jewish culture, symbols, icons, and storytelling tradition to explain how the events of Jesus's life, including the virgin birth, the miracles, the details of the passion story, and the resurrection and ascension, would have been understood by both the Jewish authors of the various gospels and by the Jewish audiences for which they were originally written. Spong makes clear that it was only after the church became fully Gentile that readers of the gospels took these to be events of history, thus distorting their essential meaning."--Provided by publisher.
    Big Guy Upstairs

    Big Guy Upstairs

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    When Rob Strong tells people he's a pastor in Massachusetts -- "the least churched state in the USA" -- it sometimes stops them in their tracks, but Strong never lets his faith bar him from doing what matters most: building sincere relationships with people as, together, they question and explore the nature of The Big Guy Upstairs.

    Here he shares how approachable, interactive, and, above all, relevant God can be in readers' lives, without any of the trappings of religion or "Christianese" that make many of them suspicious. Filled with his inimitable brand of wit and humor, Strong offers readers a fresh take on the importance of understanding their own humanity and their purpose in life, how to disagree with but still respect the perspectives of others, and the role that God plays in every single facet of their lives -- especially when they least expect it.

    From a "weed" that turned into a delicious peach tree to a miraculous pair of brown shoes, Strong will engage readers with insightful stories and biblical commentary that reveal why their lives are significant -- and how God is more intentional, active, and closer than they realize.

    Big Heart Open to God

    Big Heart Open to God

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    The world was shocked when Jesuit magazines across the globe simultaneously released an exclusive interview with Pope Francis, just six months into his historic papacy. Within minutes of its release, the interview dominated the worldwide media. In a wide-ranging conversation, Pope Francis spoke movingly about his spiritual life, his hopes for church reform, his open-minded stance toward gays and lesbians, his views on women, and even his favorite movies.

    America magazine, where the idea for the interview originated, commissioned a team of five Italian-language experts to ensure that the pope's words were transmitted accurately into English. Now this remarkable, historic, and moving interview is available in book form.

    In addition to the full papal interview conducted by Antonio Spadaro, SJ, on behalf of the Jesuit journals, A Big Heart Open to God includes an introduction by the editor in chief of America, Matt Malone, SJ, describing the genesis of the interview, a series of responses by a diverse range of Catholic voices, and a spiritual refection on the interview by James Martin, SJ, author of Te Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything. In his refection, Father Martin helps readers use the pope's powerful comments as a foundation for personal prayer.

    In this historic interview, Pope Francis's vision for the church and humanity itself is delivered through a warm and intimate conversation, and he shows us all how to have a big heart open to God.