A Study in the Development of Reformed Social Thought
Author: David VanDrunen
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Conventional scholarship holds that the theology and social ethics of the Reformed tradition stand at odds with concepts of natural law and the two kingdoms. But David VanDrunen here challenges that status quo through his careful, thoroughgoing exploration of the development of Reformed social thought from the Reformation to the present. - from publisher description.
In a world where two Kingdoms collide, Crystal finds herself torn between two battles. She is flung into a fight where she discovers they are far beyond her physical strength. Desperate for help, she seeks every opportunity to free herself from the nightmare of this dark reality. Surrounded by the forces of dark and light, her insecurities and doubt proves all too much for Crystal. This is until a treasured object resurfaces from her past, and reignites a promised dream buried in the Blur of distant memories. Suddenly, a sense of faith and hope becomes what seems to her the only escape, but is this enough to overcome her fears in battles ahead, and enough to taste victory? Editor: Inspiring Publishers. Lily Freeman weaves a tantalising tale in her book The Two Kingdoms: The Adventure. I great read for children and adults.
Modern movements such as neo-Calvinism, the New Perspective on Paul, and the emerging church have popularized a view of Christianity and culture that calls for the redemption of earthly society and institutions. Many Christians have reflexively embraced this view, enticed by the socially active and engaged faith it produces. Living in God’s Two Kingdoms illustrates how a two-kingdoms model of Christianity and culture affirms much of what is compelling in these transformationist movements while remaining faithful to the whole counsel of Scripture. By focusing on God’s response to each kingdom—his preservation of the civil society and his redemption of the spiritual kingdom—VanDrunen teaches readers how to live faithfully in each sphere. Highlighting vital biblical distinctions between honorable and holy tasks, VanDrunen’s analysis will challenge Christians to be actively and critically engaged in the culture around them while retaining their identities as sojourners and exiles in this world.
It is a fantasy adventure - fast action - written for teenage boys, but adults of all ages enjoy it. It is the classic struggle between good and evil. A teenaged boy has been crippled from birth and is angry with God because he is lame until a miraculous thing occurs. How or why it happens he doesn't understand, but he becomes aware that living within him is a young prince the same age as he is. In order to become the King of a small country called the Kingdom of Luminar, the prince must pass some severe tests. One of these tests is to live within this boy and suffer his pains and anquish. Together they have many exciting adventures both in "small town" USA and in the Kingdom of Luminar. They both learn to overcome great obstacles and hardships that one faces in real life.
Author: Rumyana Yordanova SofronievaPublish On: 2015-12-16
Author: Rumyana Yordanova Sofronieva
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
The book “The Two Kingdoms” consists of two linked stories. The first story “Maybe yes – Maybe no Kingdom” is a story set many centuries ago. It tells the story of twins, Princess and Prince. They end up in a desert valley with no way of escape. They stop in front of a very large stone face. It is the image of a woman face looking heavenwards.Water flows out of her eyes forming two torrents. The woman is crying. There,they remember the legend told many years earlier by a strange fisherman with a long white beard... The second story is a legend, “The Kingdom of the Crying Woman”. The story takes place many many centuries before the twins end up in the mysterious valley. It tells how the rich and flourishing “Kingdom of the Mountains” became the “Kingdom of the Crying Woman”.The young blond prince of the “Kingdom of Mountains” fell in love with a poor girl, but when he became king, he left her for a spoilt princess, which was the biggest mistake he ever made...