My Father S Paradise

Author: Ariel Sabar
Editor: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565129962
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National Book Critics Circle Award Winner for Autobiography: “A powerful story of the meaning of family and tradition inside a little-known culture” (San Francisco Chronicle). In a remote corner of the world, forgotten for nearly three thousand years, lived an enclave of Kurdish Jews so isolated that they still spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Mostly illiterate, they were self-made mystics, gifted storytellers, and humble peddlers who dwelt in harmony with their Muslim and Christian neighbors in the mountains of northern Iraq. To these descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel, Yona Sabar was born. Yona’s son, Ariel, grew up in Los Angeles, where Yona had become an esteemed professor, dedicating his career to preserving his people’s traditions. Ariel wanted nothing to do with his father’s strange immigrant heritage—until he had a son of his own. Ariel Sabar brings to life the ancient town of Zakho, discovering his family’s place in the sweeping saga of Middle Eastern history. This powerful book is an improbable story of tolerance and hope set in what today is the very center of the world’s attention. “Graceful and resonant . . . A personal undertaking for a son who admits he never understood his unassuming, penny-pinching immigrant father.” —The New York Times Book Review “Sabar’s family history turns out to be more than the chronicle of one man’s efforts to retain something of his homeland in new surroundings. It’s also a moving story about the near-death of an ancient language and the tiny flicker of life that remains in it.” —The Washington Post Book World “One of the best recent memoirs I’ve read.” —The Huffington Post

My Father S House Or The Heaven Of The Bible

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The Paradise Of The Holy Fathers Volumes 1 2

Author: Saint Athanasius of Alexandria
Editor: Aeterna Press
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During the winter of 1888 the Vicar of the Chaldean Patriarch at Môsul (Nineveh) was so kind as to shew me some of the Syriac manuscripts in his possession, and among them was a thick oblong quarto volume containing the Lives of the Holy Men by Palladius and St. Jerome. I was familiar with the Syriac MSS. of the Paradise of Palladius in the British Museum, but I had never before seen so lengthy a copy of the work. The manuscript was old, that is to say, it was written probably in the thirteenth or fourteenth century, and as it was impossible to buy the volume, it being Church property, I asked permission to have a copy of it made. Aeterna Press

My Journey To Paradise

Author: Heng L. Lim
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1591605814
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Under The Cajun Moon

Author: Mindy Starns Clark
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736934677
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What Secrets Can Be Found by the Light of the Cajun Moon? New Orleans may be the “Big Easy,” but nothing about it was ever easy for international business etiquette expert Chloe Ledet. She moved away years ago, leaving her parents and their famous French Quarter restaurant behind. But when she hears that her father has been shot, she races home to be by his side and to handle his affairs—only to learn a long-hidden secret that changes everything she knew to be true about herself and her family. Framed for murder, Chloe and a handsome Cajun stranger must search for a priceless treasure, one whose roots weave through the very history of Louisiana itself. But can Chloe depend on the mysterious man leading her on this cat-and-mouse chase into the heart of Cajun country? Or by trusting him, has she gone from the frying pan into the fire? Following up on her bestselling Gothic thriller, Whispers of the Bayou, and Amish romantic suspense, Shadows of Lancaster County, Mindy Starns Clark offers another exciting standalone novel, one full of Cajun mystery, hidden dangers, and the glow of God’s unending grace.

S More Parables From Paradise

Author: Kenneth W Smith
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595753841
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Hawai'i is more than tourist facilities on the sandy beaches of the blue Pacific Ocean. Behind the scenes there are real people, of diverse cultures with great historical sequences. S'more Parables from Paradise explores the people, the cultures, the flora and the fauna of the tropical islands. A parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. Behind these parables of paradise are bits of spiritual sustenance that enable a person to grow spiritually. Join the author that through his eyes and ears you may experience a new Hawai'i. Fall in love with an Aloha that binds many together and makes Hawai'i a very special place and event.

My Father S House Or Thoughts About Heaven

Author: Agnes Giberne
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The Kurds An Encyclopedia Of Life Culture And Society

Author: Sebastian Maisel
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440842574
Size: 10,87 MB
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This indispensable resource for Western readers about the Kurds—an ancient indigenous group that exemplifies diversity in the Middle East—examines their history, politics, economics, and social structure. • Supplies a thorough examination of the Kurds, a people that are of great interest and relevance to the general public because of their successful campaign against the Islamic State • Offers a local, regional, and global perspective on important current Middle Eastern issues through the context of the Kurdish people • Underscores how the Kurds stand for diversity and pluralism in an otherwise homogeneous Middle East • Enables readers to develop a much better understanding of U.S. involvement in the Middle East • Includes entries written by a team of international contributors, including many Kurdish scholars

Take Time For Paradise

Author: A. Bartlett Giamatti
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608194418
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A philosophical musing on sports and play, this wholly inspiring and utterly charming reissue of Bart Giamatti's long-out-of-print final book, Take Time for Paradise, puts baseball in the context of American life and leisure. Giamatti begins with the conviction that our use of free time tells us something about who we are. He explores the concepts of leisure, American-style. And in baseball, the quintessential American game, he finds its ultimate expression. "Sports and leisure are our reiteration of the hunger for paradise- for freedom untrammeled." Filled with pithy truths about such resonant subjects as ritual, self-betterment, faith, home, and community, Take Time for Paradise gives us much more than just baseball. These final, eloquent thoughts of "the philosopher king of baseball" (Seattle Weekly) are a joyful, reverent celebration of the sport Giamatti loved and the country that created it.

Inheriting Paradise

Author: Vigen Guroian
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780232523966
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In the tilling of fresh earth; the sowing of seeds; the harvesting of rhubarb and roses, Vigen Guroian has discovered the most concrete connection with life and God’s gracious giving.