On the Road with Saint Augustine

Author: James K. A. Smith

Publisher: Brazos Press


Category: Religion

Page: 256

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★ Publishers Weekly starred review This is not a book about Saint Augustine. In a way, it's a book Augustine has written about each of us. Popular speaker and award-winning author James K. A. Smith has spent time on the road with Augustine, and he invites us to take this journey too, for this ancient African thinker knows far more about us than we might expect. Following Smith's successful You Are What You Love, this book shows how Augustine can be a pilgrim guide to a spirituality that meets the complicated world we live in. Augustine, says Smith, is the patron saint of restless hearts--a guide who has been there, asked our questions, and knows our frustrations and failed pursuits. Augustine spent a lifetime searching for his heart's true home and he can help us find our way. "What makes Augustine a guide worth considering," says Smith, "is that he knows where home is, where rest can be found, what peace feels like, even if it is sometimes ephemeral and elusive along the way." Addressing believers and skeptics alike, this book shows how Augustine's timeless wisdom speaks to the worries and struggles of contemporary life, covering topics such as ambition, sex, friendship, freedom, parenthood, and death. As Smith vividly and colorfully brings Augustine to life for 21st-century readers, he also offers a fresh articulation of Christianity that speaks to our deepest hungers, fears, and hopes.

The Confessions of St. Augustine

Author: Augustine

Publisher: Revell


Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 667

Reveals the spiritual and ascetical life of Saint Augustine. Reissue.
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Highway Beautification

Author: United States. Commission on Highway Beautification



Category: Highway engineering

Page: 1328

View: 758


Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States

Author: United States. Congress. House



Category: Legislation


View: 404

Some vols. include supplemental journals of "such proceedings of the sessions, as, during the time they were depending, were ordered to be kept secret, and respecting which the injunction of secrecy was afterwards taken off by the order of the House."

How to Bicycle Across America

Author: Shane Hannan

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc


Category: Travel

Page: 164

View: 325

How to Bicycle Across America is a solo tour of the southern United States, over 2,800 miles from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean, taking 32 riding days to complete. The journey was broken into five stages over five years. Flying in and out of each start and finish point, then cycling five to seven days to complete a section ranging from 450 to 700 miles. The book is a “how-to-guide” that covers all the details - equipment used, training, maps and elevation charts. If you’ve had the urge to do a long distance bicycle tour or learn more about the southern United States, then come and take your time traveling the back roads through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Discover the uniqueness of each state, “tasting” the various local flavors while gaining a true appreciation for the country and people. Read how the ride became a focus on people, pain, and persistence. Experience the various challenges and the rewards along the way. Enjoy the funny stories and lighthearted entertainment from an Aussie’s perspective. Be inspired to maybe start your own adventure. Reviews: •What a terrific story! Your ride just has to make all of us couch potatoes, green with envy. – Dan (Cleveland, OH) •The excellent descriptions are making my mouth water for a ride of my own. – Ron (Scottsdale, AZ) •Entertaining, to the point, and I can picture being there as you’re describing things. – Linda (Pittsburgh, PA) •Great reading!! Would love to do the same . . . Very motivating. – Robert (Austin, TX) •Succinct and witty observational humor. – Joe (London, UK) Shane was born in Australia and moved to the United States in 1997.He met his wife in Canada snow skiing and they have two grown children. Shane has worked in the technology industry for a number of years and owns a software company based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Postal service

Post Office Guide

Author: Great Britain. Post Office



Category: Postal service


View: 449