Under the Feet of Jesus

Under the Feet of Jesus
Author: Helena Maria Viramontes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1996-04-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781101078235

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Winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature “Stunning.”—Newsweek With the same audacity with which John Steinbeck wrote about migrant worker conditions in The Grapes of Wrath and T.C. Boyle in The Tortilla Curtain, Viramontes presents a moving and powerful vision of the lives of the men, women, and children who endure a second-class existence and labor under dangerous conditions in California's fields. At the center of this powerful tale is Estrella, a girl about to cross the perilous border to womanhood. What she knows of life comes from her mother, who has survived abandonment by her husband in a land that treats her as if she were invisible, even though she and her children pick the crops of the farms that feed its people. But within Estrella, seeds of growth and change are stirring. And in the arms of Alejo, they burst into a full, fierce flower as she tastes the joy and pain of first love. Pushed to the margins of society, she learns to fight back and is able to help the young farmworker she loves when his ambitions and very life are threatened in a harvest of death. Infused with the beauty of the California landscape and shifting splendors of the passing seasons juxtaposed with the bleakness of poverty, this vividly imagined novel is worthy of the people it celebrates and whose story it tells so magnificently. The simple lyrical beauty of Viramontes' prose, her haunting use of image and metaphor, and the urgency of her themes all announce Under the Feat of Jesus as a landmark work of American fiction.

Under the Feet of Jesus

Under the Feet of Jesus
Author: Helena Maria Viramontes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1996-04-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0452273870

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A moving and powerful novel about the lives of the men, women, and children who endure a second-class existence and labor under dangerous conditions as migrant workers in California’s fields. “Viramontes depicts this world with sensuous physicality...working firmly in the social-realist vein of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath and Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle.”—Publishers Weekly At the center of this powerful tale is Estrella, a girl about to cross the perilous border to womanhood. What she knows of life comes from her mother, who has survived abandonment by her husband in a land that treats her as if she were invisible, even though she and her children pick the crops of the farms that feed its people. But within Estrella, seeds of growth and change are stirring. And in the arms of Alejo, they burst into a full, fierce flower as she tastes the joy and pain of first love. Pushed to the margins of society, she learns to fight back and is able to help the young farmworker she loves when his ambitions and very life are threatened in a harvest of death. Infused with the beauty of the California landscape and shifting splendors of the passing seasons juxtaposed with the bleakness of poverty, this vividly imagined novel is worthy of the people it celebrates and whose story it tells so magnificently. The simple lyrical beauty of Viramontes’ prose, her haunting use of image and metaphor, and the urgency of her themes all announce Under the Feet of Jesus as a landmark work of American fiction. Winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature Selected as the Univesity of Oregon's 2019 Common Reading book

Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus

Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus
Author: Chester Brown
Publsiher: Drawn & Quarterly
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2021-04-29
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9781770463530

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The idiosyncratic master Chester Brown continues his thoughts on sex work The iconoclastic and bestselling cartoonist of Paying for It: A comic-strip memoir about being a john returns with a polemical interpretation of the Bible that will be one of the most controversial and talked-about graphic novels of 2016. Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus is the retelling in comics form of nine biblical stories that present Chester Brown’s fascinating and startling thesis about biblical representations of prostitution. Brown weaves a connecting line between Bathsheba, Ruth, Rahab, Tamar, Mary of Bethany, and the Virgin Mother and reassesses the Christian moral code by examining the cultural implications of the Bible’s representations of sex work. Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus is a fitting follow-up to Brown’s sui generis graphic memoir Paying for It, which was reviewed twice in the New York Times and hailed by sex workers for Brown’s advocacy for the decriminalization and normalization of prostitution. Brown approaches the Bible as he did the life of Louis Riel, making these stories compellingly readable and utterly pertinent to a modern audience. In classic Chester Brown fashion, he provides extensive handwritten endnotes that delve into the biblical lore that informs Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus.

At the Feet of Jesus

At the Feet of Jesus
Author: Heather Fowler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2020-01-09
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 171034623X

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Consistent morning quiet times eluded me for years into my Christian journey through life. I would be consistent for a month, and then I would neglect it for a few weeks. This pattern continued until a friend of mine spoke a picture into my heart. She told me that from the moment she opens her eyes in the morning, she pictures Jesus on her couch waiting for her. When she told me that, it occurred to me how many times I had waved goodbye to Jesus without as much as a hello. At that moment, I went on a journey to find a quiet time format that would start my day right and allow the Word to bring joy to my heart.At the Feet of Jesus is the format I have been using for my quiet time for years, and I am thrilled to share it with you. This book works alone as a resource between you and your Savior, as a small group discussion, or in conjunction with the accompanying YouTube channel by the same name, The Feet of Jesus with Heather Fowler. This is the second book in a long beautiful journey through the Bible. So grab a cup of coffee, and sit next to Jesus on the couch. He is excited to open to the book of Acts, and share His Word with you.

The Moths and Other Stories

The Moths and Other Stories
Author: Helena María Viramontes
Publsiher: Arte Publico Press
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2014-05-14
Genre: Mexican American women
ISBN: 1611922267

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Fiction. THE MOTHS AND OTHER STORIES, Helena Maria Viramontes' stories exploring women's struggles to overcome the dictates of family, culture, and church, is in a new edition. Prejudice and the social and economic status of Chicanos often form the backdrop for these haunting stories, but their central, unifying theme deals with the social and cultural values which shape women's lives and which they struggle against with varying degrees of success.

At the Feet of Jesus

At the Feet of Jesus
Author: Joanna Weaver
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-10-02
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780307731029

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You were made for more than serving God; you were made to know Him. Intimacy with God—to know Him and be known by Him. It is what our hearts desperately need, but somehow life conspires to keep us busy and distracted. For anyone who struggles when it comes to daily devotions, At the Feet of Jesus extends an irresistible invitation to set aside your duties and find the amazing peace and incredible joy that come from time alone with Him. Drawn from Joanna Weaver’s beloved Bethany trilogy, each reading in this 365-day devotional includes a Bible reading passage and reflection question. All-new material and “Going Deeper” sidebars are also woven throughout. Discover for yourself the riches that come from spending a portion of each day alone with God. At the feet of Jesus—where true life begins! Includes a unique One-Year Bible Reading Guide.

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus
Author: Ann Spangler,Lois Tverberg
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-02-06
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780310350415

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A rare chance to know Jesus as his first disciples knew him. What would it be like to journey back to the first century and sit at the feet of Rabbi Jesus as one of his Jewish disciples? How would your understanding of the gospel have been shaped by the customs, beliefs, and traditions of the Jewish culture in which you lived? Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus will change the way you read Scripture and deepen your understanding of the life of Jesus. It will also help you to adapt the rich prayers and customs you learn about to your own life, in ways that both respect and enrich your Christian faith. Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus takes you on a fascinating tour of the Jewish world of Jesus, offering inspirational insights that can transform your faith. Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg paint powerful scenes from Jesus' ministry, immersing you in the prayers, feasts, history, culture, and customs that shaped Jesus and those who followed him. In these pages, you will: Hear the parables as they must have sounded to first-century Jews, powerful and surprising. Join conversations among the rabbis of Jesus' day. Watch with new understanding as the events of Jesus' life unfold. Experience new excitement about the roots of your Christian faith. This expanded edition includes a discussion guide for both individuals and groups, and instructions for a simple home Passover Seder celebration.

At Jesus Feet

At Jesus  Feet
Author: Doug Batchelor
Publsiher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2001
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0828015910

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"Someone to love me." That's all she wanted--all anyone really wants. We are all addicts, "sinaholics," says the author, trying to fill with various addictions a gaping void in our hearts designed for God. Take Mary Magdalene. She was a prosperous prostitute, but her life was one sad, sordid story--until she met Someone who loved her with a pure, unconditional love. Ever afterward the shame of her past was eclipsed by her absolute devotion to the One who set her free.

What Did Jesus Look Like

What Did Jesus Look Like
Author: Joan E. Taylor
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-02-08
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780567671516

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Jesus Christ is arguably the most famous man who ever lived. His image adorns countless churches, icons, and paintings. He is the subject of millions of statues, sculptures, devotional objects and works of art. Everyone can conjure an image of Jesus: usually as a handsome, white man with flowing locks and pristine linen robes. But what did Jesus really look like? Is our popular image of Jesus overly westernized and untrue to historical reality? This question continues to fascinate. Leading Christian Origins scholar Joan E. Taylor surveys the historical evidence, and the prevalent image of Jesus in art and culture, to suggest an entirely different vision of this most famous of men. He may even have had short hair.

Their Dogs Came with Them

Their Dogs Came with Them
Author: Helena Maria Viramontes
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-04-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1416554068

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Award-winning author of Under the Feet of Jesus, Helena María Viramontes offers a profoundly gritty portrait of everyday life in L.A. in this lyrically muscular, artfully crafted novel. In the barrio of East Los Angeles, a group of unbreakable young women struggle to find their way through the turbulent urban landscape of the 1960s. Androgynous Turtle is a homeless gang member. Ana devotes herself to a mentally ill brother. Ermila is a teenager poised between childhood and political consciousness. And Tranquilina, the daughter of missionaries, finds hope in faith. In prose that is potent and street tough, Viramontes has choreographed a tragic dance of death and rebirth. Julia Alvarez has called Viramontes "one of the important multicultural voices of American literature." Their Dogs Came with Them further proves the depth and talent of this essential author. Helena María Viramontes is the acclaimed author of The Moths and Other Stories and Under the Feet of Jesus, a novel; and the coeditor, with María Herrera-Sobek, of two collections: Chicana (W)Rites: On Word and Film and Chicana Creativity and Criticism. She is the recipient of the 2006 Luis Leal Award and the John Dos Passos Award for Literature, and her short stories and essays have been widely anthologized and adopted for classroom use and university study. Viramontes lives in Ithaca, New York, where she is a professor in the Department of English at Cornell University.

Jesus with Dirty Feet

Jesus with Dirty Feet
Author: Don Everts
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 125
Release: 1999-04-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0830822062

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Unencumbered by religious language, Don Everts presents an easy-to-read, positive and unapologetic introduction to Jesus and shows why making a decision about him is so important.

Revelation

Revelation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1999-01-01
Genre: Bibles
ISBN: 9780857861016

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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

According to Mary Magdalene

According to Mary Magdalene
Author: Marianne Fredriksson
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2002-12-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1612832660

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Long ater the death of Christ, the apostles seek out Mary Magdalene. They have come for her memories of Jesus, as she was closest to and most loved by him. Thus begins her story: her childhood and the murder of her parents; her education and service at a brothel; her first love. Mary recounts her intimate experience with Jesus of Nazareth--of meeting this remarkable man, their all-too-human relationship, and his journey toward destiny. Later, when she realizes the apostles are intentionally altering Christ's teachings to suit their own goals, Mary struggles to spread theundistorted teachings herself, joining with her sisters who would otherwise have no place, and no voice, in the new church the apostles are creating. In sharing her own story, Mary weaves a richly textured tapestry of people, landscapes, cultures, and beliefs, and provides new insight into the role of women in the early Christian church. Marianne Fredrikkson masterfully breathes new life into the figure of Mary Magdalene in this triumphal novel of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, seen through the eyes of the woman who loved him most.

Jesus with Dirty Feet Discussion Guide

Jesus with Dirty Feet Discussion Guide
Author: Don Everts,Douglas Scott
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2003-07-25
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0830811222

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In this discussion guide, a companion to the book Jesus with Dirty Feet, Don Everts and Douglas Scott offer ten sessions of candid inquiries into who Jesus was, what he was like and whether or not it matters.

The Desire of Ages

The Desire of Ages
Author: Ellen G. White
Publsiher: Bytes 4 the Heart
Total Pages: 866
Release: 1898
Genre: Seventh-Day Adventists
ISBN: UVA:X030804230

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