By Leighton Smith
By Steve Wells
-Steven Pinker, Johnstone kin Professor, Harvard college, and the writer of the higher Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined.
If you ask Christians to explain the God they think in, they are going to let you know he is type, merciful, and excellent. during this e-book, Steve Wells unearths the God of the Bible for what he relatively is: a bloodthirsty killer. during this meticulously documented e-book, we are taken via a chain of slaughters that may make you reconsider every little thing you discovered in Sunday college. should you nonetheless worship God by means of the top of it, you have got a few explaining to do.
-Hemant Mehta, editor of FriendlyAtheist.com and writer of The younger Atheist's Survival Guide
Drunk With Blood encompasses a separate account for every of God's 158 killings. those tales fill the pages of the Bible, but they're seldom learn in church and are neglected through such a lot Bible believers, that's a disgrace simply because God is so happy with his killings:
"I kill ... I wound ... i'll make mine arrows inebriated with blood and my sword shall consume flesh." Deuteronomy 32:39-42
You've most likely pay attention of some of God's killings. Noah's Flood,Sodom and Gomorrah, David and Goliath, perhaps. yet there are over a hundred and fifty others which are unknown to pretty well each person, believer and nonbeliever alike.
Did you recognize, for instance, that God:
*Forced family and friends to kill one another for dancing bare round Aaron's golden calf?
*Burned Aaron's sons to demise for supplying him unusual hearth?
*Burned complainers to dying, compelled the survivors to consume quail until eventually it actually got here out their noses, despatched "fiery serpents" to chew humans for complaining concerning the loss of nutrition and water, and killed 14,700 for complaining approximately his killings?
*Buried alive those who adverse Moses (along with their families)?
*Burned 250 males to demise for burning incense?
*Rewarded Phinehas for throwing a spear notwithstanding the bellies of an inter-tribal couple whereas they have been having intercourse?
*Ordered, assisted in, or authorized of dozens of entire genocides?
*Accepted human sacrifice within the situations of Jephthah's daughter and Saul's seven sons?
*Helped Samson homicide thirty males for his or her outfits, slaughter one thousand with the jawbone of an ass, and kill 3000 civilians in a a suicide terrorist assault?
*Smote the Philistines of numerous towns with hemorrhoids of their mystery components?
*Killed a guy for attempting to continue the ark of the covenant from falling and 50,070 for having a look into the ark?
*Approved whilst David received his first spouse with 2 hundred Philistine foreskins?
*Killed King Saul for now not killing each Amalekite as he informed him to do?
*Slowly killed a toddler to punish King David for committing adultery?
*Killed 70,000 simply because David had a census that he (or devil) informed him to do?
*Sent a lion to kill a prophet for believing one other prophet's lie, one other lion to kill a guy for now not smiting a prophet, and a few extra lions to kill people who did not worry him adequate?
*Killed 450 spiritual leaders who misplaced a prayer contest with Elijah and burned 102 males to dying for asking Elijah to come back down from his hill?
*Sent bears to tear aside forty two boys for making enjoyable of Elisha's bald head?
*Killed 27,000 Syrians through having a wall fall on them, despatched an angel to kill 185,000 snoozing infantrymen, interfered in human battles to kill a part million Israelite and 1000000 Ethiopian infantrymen?
*Killed King Ahab for now not killing a captured king, after which despatched King Jehu on a sequence of mass murders to kill all of Ahab's friends and family who had ever "pissed opposed to a wall?"
*Killed Job's ten childrens in a big gamble with devil?
All of those killings, and extra, are present in the Bible, and their tales are instructed within the within the 2d Edition
By Patricia Polacco
Richie and Trisha are looking to purchase Christmas presents for his or her kin, yet they do not have adequate funds. input Kay Lamity, a brand new housekeeper . . . yet is that each one she is? She comes into their lives like a whirlwind, brimming with confident power and a can-do angle. Kay not just straightens them out by way of even if Santa Claus is actual, she teaches them whatever approximately presents: the just-good-enough variety that come from the pocketbook and the unforgettable variety that come from the guts. as a result of Kay, Trisha and Richie—and the family—have a Christmas morning they are going to by no means forget.
Celebrating the enjoyment of selfmade presents, Patricia Polacco introduces readers to a brand new personality who's actually a strength of nature during this tale akin to Christmas Tapestry and An Orange for Frankie. this can be a magical Christmas tale the writer swears is right, all the way down to the sleigh tracks at the farmhouse roof!
By Regina E.G. Schymiczek
Als der Meeresarchäologe Dr. Jack Foster bei einer Schatzsuche vor der Golfküste Floridas auf eine unbekannte Stadt nach antikem Vorbild stößt, ist seine Freude zunächst groß, da er glaubt, Atlantis gefunden zu haben. Tatsächlich ist er jedoch auf eine Verschwörung gestoßen, die das Ziel hat, die Weltherrschaft durch einen neuen Super-GAU zu erlangen. Schneller als ihm lieb ist, ist Jack in die Sache verwickelt und muss versuchen, den Kopf der Verschwörer auszuschalten. Das führt ihn nach Berlin, zum Mont-St-Michel, nach ny, Phoenix und nach Las Vegas. Unterstützung erhält er dabei von seinem besten Freund, einer attraktiven Biologin, einem deutschen Professor und – used to be ihm nicht immer gefällt – von seiner Mutter.
By Mary Gruenewald
By Michael Privat ,Robert Warner
Pro iOS Persistence explains the right way to construct apps in Objective-C and fast that persist and use info so much successfully together with the preferred center information framework. protecting universal and complicated endurance styles, this booklet prepares any iOS developer to shop and retrieve facts correctly and successfully.
This e-book starts off by means of providing you with a fantastic grounding in middle info, delivering a origin for the remainder of the booklet. With this information, you should have all you must grasp middle information and tool your data-driven purposes. you will see how you can paintings with SQLite and the way to create an effective information version to symbolize your info. as soon as you've gotten confirmed your facts version, you are going to the best way to paintings with information items and refine consequence units to get the main out of the saved data.
The complicated parts of the publication start by way of exhibiting you ways to song your apps' functionality and reminiscence utilization, to offer you a very expert area. you will see tips to model and migrate your facts besides, to make sure your info remains equipped and effective. ultimately, the publication covers handling desk perspectives with NSFetchedResultsController.
What youll learn
- How to persist information utilizing the iOS SDK, Xcode, center information and more
- How to prepare facts appropriately
- How to persist information efficiently
- How to successfully use Apple tools
- How to construct middle facts applications
- How to take advantage of middle facts in complex settings
- How to model and migrate information as your functions evolve
- How to song and optimize persistence
Who this e-book is for
This booklet is for iOS app builders who've a few event development iPhone or iPad apps. suggested studying earlier than utilizing this publication: starting point iOS books.
By Shane Young,Steve Caravajal,Todd Klindt
SharePoint admin writer professionals go back to organize you for operating with the hot positive factors of SharePoint 2013!
The new generation of SharePoint boasts intriguing new beneficial properties. even though, any new edition additionally comes with its justifiable share of demanding situations and that is the place this publication is available in. The group of SharePoint admin professionals returns to provides a completely up to date source that prepares you for making all of the new SharePoint 2013 gains paintings correct. They conceal all the management elements of SharePoint 2013 intimately, and current a transparent figuring out of the way they have an effect on the function of the administrator.
- Compares and contrasts SharePoint 2013 to prior versions
- Helps make your SharePoint 2013 install delicate and successful
- Addresses coping with customizations
- Looks at SharePoint 2013 for net sites
- Includes an creation to SQL Server 2012
Professional SharePoint 2013 Administration complements your SharePoint ability set and immerses you within the new content material of the platform.
By Bruce Lansky
In such a lot heroic stories, a helpless younger girl waits round for a prince to rescue her. however the spunky women during this unique sequence are a lot too busy saving the day to watch for Prince Charming. those diversifications and unique tales from around the globe encourage readers to develop into a brand new form of heroine. should you benefit from the tales during this booklet, search for extra enjoyable adventures within the different books within the series.
This fourth e-book within the sequence includes the subsequent brief stories: "Fishing for hassle" (an unique story), "Rachel's Promise (an unique story), "Keesha and the Rat" (an unique story), "Temper mood" (adapted from an Italian folktale), "Skateboard Rosie and the Soda teenagers" (an unique story), "Save Wellington Woods!!" (an unique story), "The Apple Pie condominium" (an unique story), and "Mai's Magic" (an unique story).
By Arthur George Warner,Edmond Warner
By Nicola Hoggard Creegan,Andrew Shepherd
“This thought-provoking selection of essays from New Zealand, written from a Christian standpoint and in line with sound theological and philosophical reasoning, makes a great addition to the turning out to be literature serious of a number of the assertions and attitudes of the hot Atheists. I warmly commend this quantity to all who wish to be greater proficient approximately what the hot Atheists are announcing and who additionally desire to be higher outfitted to interact in discussion with them.”
—John R. Pilbrow
Emeritus Professor of Physics
Monash collage and previous President of ISCAST
“Taking Rational difficulty over the Mysteries is a amazing contribution to the modern dialogue of atheism. Its multidimensional strategy contains a number of artistic (and occasionally provocative) contributions from quite a lot of disciplinary specialists. all of the members is ready to query ideological stances, Christian in addition to secular. instead of being basically a theoretical treatise, it demanding situations considering (and dwelling) throughout a desirable compendium of themes of relevance to either Christians and non-Christians, even if scientists or non-scientists.”
—D Gareth Jones
Emeritus Professor, Anatomy and Bioethics
University of Otago
“Nicola Hoggard-Creegan and Andrew Shepherd have assembled an exceptional choice of interdisciplinary essays attractive with modern atheism. people with either scholarly and lay pursuits in theology, philosophy, technology and arithmetic, spirituality, and historical past will locate a lot to stimulate their considering here.”
Lecturer in Theology
The collage of Auckland
Nicola Hoggard Creegan lectures in systematic theology at Laidlaw collage. She is writer of Animal soreness and the matter of Evil (OUP, 2013).
Andrew Shepherd works as a free-lance researcher and instructor in theology and ethics. he's the writer of The reward of the Other (Pickwick, forthcoming). he's the schooling Co-ordinator for A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand—a Christian conservation movement.