Faith of My Fathers

A Family Memoir

Author: John McCain,Mark Salter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0375504583

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Senator John McCain’s deeply moving memoir is the story of three generations of warriors and the ways that sons are shaped and enriched by their fathers. John McCain’s grandfather, a four-star admiral and one of the navy’s greatest commanders, led the strongest aircraft carrier force of the Third Fleet during World War II. McCain’s father, also a four-star admiral, served as commander of all U.S. forces in the Pacific during the Vietnam War. It was in Vietnam that John McCain III faced the most difficult challenge of his life. A naval aviator, he was shot down over Hanoi in 1967. Recognized as the son of a top commander, McCain was tortured and imprisoned for five and a half years. Despite this, he refused Vietnamese offers of an early release. What McCain learned from his grandfather and father enabled him to survive those hard years. A testament to the power of human endurance, Faith of My Fathers is the story of three men who fought for their country with courage and emerged with their honor intact. Praise for Faith of My Fathers “A thoughtful first-person take on survival, both physical and psychological . . . hard to top and impossible to read without being moved.”—USA Today “A candid, moving, and entertaining memoir . . . impressive and inspiring, the story of a man touched and molded by fire who loved and served his country in a time of great trouble, suffering, and challenge.”—Kirkus Reviews “A serious, utterly gripping account of faith, fathers, and the military.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Faith of My Fathers may also appeal to those who flocked to Saving Private Ryan and kept Brokaw's The Greatest Generation near the top of the bestseller lists.”—Library Journal “Faith of My Fathers is the powerful story of a war hero. In it we learn much of what matters most. As prisoner (and later Senator) McCain instructs us: Glory is not an end in itself, but rather a reward for valor and faith. And the greatest freedom and human fulfillment comes from engaging in a noble enterprise larger than oneself. Faith of My Fathers teaches deep truths that are valid in any age but that warrant special attention in our own.”—William J. Bennett

Faith of My Fathers (Chronicles of the Kings Book #4)

Author: Lynn Austin

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9781441203007

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Memorable Bible-Era Fiction From Award-Winning Author King Manaseh and his friend Joshua were nurtured together in the faith of their godly fathers. but anger toward God smolders in Manasseh's heart after his father's unexpected death, and his insecurity makes him easy prey for the false claims of sorcery and divination. When Joshua stands up for the truth, the battle lines are drawn, and Joshua must flee his life of privilege. Unable to understand why his boyhood friend has turned against him, and why he must stand alone in the face of such opposition, Joshua comes perilously close to losing his faith. Can Joshua rescue the faithful remnant from Manasseh's persecution? Has it all gone too far..or will he rediscover his father's God? Faith of My Fathers is a riveting story of intrigue, deception, danger, and suspense.

Faith of Our Fathers

Author: Eamon Duffy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826476654

Category: Religion

Page: 187

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Distinguished scholar addresses the key issues an intelligent person needs to tackle in making sense of being a Catholic today. >

Faith of My Fathers

Conversations with Three Generations of Pastors about Church, Ministry, and Culture

Author: Chris Seay

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310253268

Category: Religion

Page: 179

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Faith of My Fathers is three generations of American pastors telling their life stories in the context of the church. Together, this grandfather, father and three sons manifest a sweeping history extending from the 'good ol' days' of the 1950s to the postmodern shift through the new millennium. Politics, parenting, racism---no topic is off limits and no holds are barred. Often heated and always engaging, this family dialogue provides unique perspectives on the things that church owes to its grandparents and parents while affirming the need for today's church to define itself. These intimate conversations articulate what it really means to nurture a missional Christianity while loving, honoring, and embracing the generations that have gone before.

The Faith of Our Fathers

Author: James Gibbons

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1776583191

Category: History

Page: 398

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James Gibbons was a popular, inclusive figure in the American Catholic Church, rising through the ranks as a bishop, archbishop, and cardinal over the course of his service. In the abidingly popular volume The Faith of Our Fathers, Gibbons sets forth the chief tenets, beliefs, doctrines, and practices of Catholicism in a clear and straightforward manner.

Das Buch Mormon

Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5883931774

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Faith of My Fathers

Author: Lynn N. Austin,Suzanne Toren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781419397851

Category: Bible

Page: N.A

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The king's sudden death leaves his son Manasseh as the new ruler. Overcome with sorrow, Manasseh is angry toward God and begins a reign of terror that shocks the kingdom. His own insecurity prompts the death of his closest advisors dividing the faithful in two. Barely escaping the carnage, his best friend Joshua suffers the excruciating loss of his family and plans revenge.

Faith of Our Fathers

African-American Men Reflect on Fatherhood

Author: Andre C. Willis

Publisher: N A L Trade


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Twelve gifted African-American writers explore and celebrate the diverse and complex relationships that exist between fathers and sons, reflecting on lessons learned from their fathers and their hopes for their own sons

The Faith of Our Fathers

Author: James Cardinal Gibbons,Aeterna Press

Publisher: Aeterna Press


Category: Religion

Page: 33

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Perhaps this is the first time in your life that you have handled a book in which the doctrines of the Catholic Church are expounded by one of her own sons. You have, no doubt, heard and read many things regarding our Church; but has not your information come from teachers justly liable to suspicion? You asked for bread, and they gave you a stone. You asked for fish, and they reached you a serpent. Instead of the bread of truth, they extended to you the serpent of falsehood. Hence, without intending to be unjust, is not your mind biased against us because you listened to false witnesses? This, at least, is the case with thousands of my countrymen whom I have met in the brief course of my missionary career. The Catholic Church is persistently misrepresented by the most powerful vehicles of information. Aeterna Press

Faith of Our Fathers

A Commentary on the Westminster Confession of Faith

Author: Wayne R. Spear

Publisher: Crown & Covenant Publ.

ISBN: 9781884527197

Category: Westminster Confession of Faith

Page: 174

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People are returning by the thousands to the study of the Westminster Confession. Helping a new generation to understand and apply the Scriptures, the Confession is being rediscovered as a valuable summary of Bible teaching, pointing students to the authority of the Scriptures. Faith of Our Fathers is a concise and contemporary look at the Confession, a document written over 350 years ago.Author Wayne Spear offers historical background and paragraph-by-paragraph commentary to help the 21st century layperson to glean the treasures of the Confession. What is more, Spear demonstrates the value of the Confession in everyday application and devotional usekeeping the Christian from error and holding up a mirror to self-righteousness. Paper, 176 pp.

Faith of our Fathers

Football as a Religion

Author: Alan Edge

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780574126

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Alan Edge is a lifelong Liverpool supporter who grew up in an environment where team loyalties were embedded in working-class culture. He was shocked to discover that his young son not only had not intention of following in his father's footsteps as a Liverpool fan, but preferred a Newcastle shirt because it was more fashionable! Faith of our Fathers is more than a personal story; it is a universal tale written with a strong sense of pathos and a rare capacity to bring to life the concerns of fans who feel the game they grew up with is being eroded by commercial exploitation.

Faith of Our Fathers

A Study of the Nicene Creed

Author: L. Charles Jackson

Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service

ISBN: 1591280435

Category: Religion

Page: 147

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It's not whether you have a creed or not, just which. No creed but Christ. This claim tries to remove the mess of doctrinal controversy. After all, doesn't everyone know that ?doctrine divides But would avoiding creeds and confessions really clear away confusion? What do you believe about Jesus? Was he really God? The answers to these important questions make a creed, even if it's only poorly worded or false. Creeds are unavoidable. As the church's first ?official? ecumenical creed, the Nicene Creed has protected and shaped the life of God's people for centuries. L. Charles Jackson's popular study walks readers through every line of the Nicene creed, highlighting its history and contemporary application, and revealing its grounding in Scripture. It shows us a Nicene Creed that is pastoral, practical, and personal.

Faith of Our Fathers

Religion and the New Nation

Author: Edwin Scott Gaustad

Publisher: Harpercollins


Category: Political Science

Page: 196

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This examination of the origins of the relationship between church and state in America explores the deep ambivalence between a nation under God and the need for religious liberty

Faith of Our Fathers

Under the Microscope of Reason and History

Author: Ronald V. Evans

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475993846

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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This book is for Christians troubled by doubts and questions. It's for those who feel remorse for losing the "Faith of Our Fathers". It's for Christians willing to consider whether or not the Bible is literally true, and historically accurate. The author, once an ordained minister, analyzes the Jesus Story: his nativity, adolescence, ministry and resurrection. He shares with you his research on the authorship and authenticity of the gospels, as well as the earliest Christian manuscripts. He summarizes theological dissentions in the early church, three schisms that fractured the Church, and the Crusades. You will see how geological clocks of science (fossils, carbon 14 and uranium) shed light on the Biblical accounts of Creation, the Great Flood, and Noah's ark. The title of the last chatper is "Ethics Without the Supernatural".

Faith of Our Fathers

Popular Culture and Belief in Post-Reformation England, Ireland and Wales

Author: Joan Allen,Richard C. Allen

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443806978

Category: History

Page: 205

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The study of popular culture has been an abiding preoccupation of historians and other academics, not just in the British Isles but elsewhere too. This volume of essays explores the manifestations of popular culture and belief in England, Ireland and Wales from the Reformation onwards. As an interdisciplinary collection it brings together specialists in English Literature, History, Celtic and Religious Studies. It offers new insights thematically via a selection of diverse contributions. The nexus between religion and popular culture links the contributions together, while the geographical spread of the topic facilitates a dynamic comparative methodology. What emerges from these explorations of rites of passage, festivals, revivalism, print culture and gender is the remarkable resilience of popular culture and the extent to which all levels of society were prepared to compromise.

Faith of Our Fathers

Scenes from American Church History

Author: Mark Sidwell

Publisher: BJU Press

ISBN: 9780890846025

Category: Religion

Page: 181

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Study the lives of Anne Bradstreet, Jonathan Edwards, Samuel Morse, Billy Sunday, and many more. Discover the unique contributions of the men and women who answered the Lord's call to evangelize the vast and virgin expanse of untamed America. This book takes you from the days of circuit riders to twentieth-century evangelists to give you a vivid picture of the colorful trailblazers that helped to lay America's Christian foundation. - Back cover.

The Faith of Our Fathers

Author: Ayo Odunayo

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469116812

Category: Religion

Page: 85

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Faith is for living. It is not just a thought or an idea in the Bible; it is the way of life for the Christian. God intends that each and every one of us should live by faith and victorious living comes when you live by faith. A successful Christian gets success by faith and a victorious Christian becomes victorious by faith. A number of believers live like every one else; they struggle like others and there is no difference. Faith makes no difference for them. This is not what God expects of his children. He wants you to like by faith and to get supernatural results through your walk of faith. In this book, rev Ayo Odunayo shows very clear principles to walk by, live by and win by – the principles of faith. Its simple. You too can get it. This book contain examples of winning ways and winning people; men and women of faith, our heroes and fathers of faith who have set for us great examples of how to live and enjoy living – through faith. Read and pass it on.

Faith of Our Fathers

Why the Early Christians Still Matter and Always Will

Author: Mike Aquilina

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781937155872

Category: Christian life

Page: 134

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Getting to know the Church Fathers means getting to know our own roots. It means knowing more deeply who we are as we learn more and more about who they are. The early Christians are our ancestors, our common genealogy, our family. When we look to our roots, what do we see? That's what Mike Aquilina shows you in this book. The Fathers managed to pull off an amazing achievement. They converted the pagan world in a mere two and a half centuries. They did it without any resources, without any social or political power. They did it with the most primitive communications media. Yet their Church sustained a steady growth rate of 40 percent per decade over the course of those centuries. Maybe there's something we can learn from them. This book is a journey into that world, a tour where your guides are the Fathers.

Meine Mitgefangenen

Author: Michail Chodorkowski

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462308092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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Innenansichten eines Unrechtssystems. Der soeben aus der Lagerhaft entlassen Michail Chodorkowski schreibt bewegende Portraits seiner Mitgefangenen – und entlarvt das verrottete System der russischen Justiz. Nach über zehn Jahren Inhaftierung kennt Michail Chodorkowski, einst reichster Mann Russlands, das korrupte System der russischen Justiz von innen. In Meine Mitgefangenen porträtiert er Mithäftlinge, die er in den Straf lagern Sibiriens und Kareliens kennenlernte. Erniedrigte und Beleidigte, von einem korrupten System Weggeworfene und Verratene. Menschen, die aufgaben, und solche, die trotz allem ihre Würde bewahrten.Da ist Nikolai, wegen Drogenbesitz verhaftet, aber durch einen inoffiziellen Deal genötigt, eine zweite Straftat auf sich zu nehmen. Doch sich dazu bekennen, einer alten Frau die Handtasche weggenommen zu haben, will er um keinen Preis: einer Oma das Letzte wegnehmen, das würde er nie tun. Nur durch einen Selbstmordversuch kann er sich dem Schuldbekenntnis entziehen. Da ist Arkadi, ein Spitzel, der Neuankömmlinge in der Haftanstalt aushorcht und dafür kleine Vorteile bekommt. Da ist Sergej, der Sonderstatus genießt, weil er mit der Gefängnisleitung kooperiert, da sind gekaufte Zeugen und solche, die sich im entscheidenden Moment doch zur Wahrheit bekennen. Meine Mitgefangenen ist ein Buch über Menschen in extremen Situationen, über die Ruinen eines Systems, das Recht bringen sollte und ein Instrument der Macht geworden ist und ein Buch über Würde an einem Ort, an dem niemand sie vermutet.