Purpose in Prayer by Edward M. Bounds (Christian Classics Ethereal Library)
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Overview: Purpose in Prayer is another treasure from Edward Bounds on prayer. Bounds, an admired spiritual guide, describes the purpose behind prayer and not simply the purpose of prayer. He focuses on an individual’s purpose in prayer; for one can understand the purpose of prayer, but not see the purpose in one’s own prayers. Thus, Bounds attempts to encourage believers to not simply see the purpose of prayer, but to see that purpose in their own personal, private prayers. Throughout, Bounds frequently quotes other Christian thinkers, adding support and insight into his points about prayer. Composed of twelve short chapters, Purpose in Prayer is a rewarding book on prayer.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
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The Darksome Bounds of a Failing World: The Sinking of the "Titanic" and the End of the Edwardian Era by Gareth Russell
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Overview: When the ship of dreams sank, so did the Edwardian era.In this original and meticulously-researched narrative history, Gareth Russell considers the real story of the Titanic, and the seismic shift of modernity the 1910s have come to mark in the West. Had she survived her first voyage, The Titanic probably would have dated like other ocean liners. Instead, within a week of setting sail on 10th April 1912, the disaster of her sinking had turned her into one of the biggest news stories of the century.
Writing in his signature prose, Gareth Russell peers through the portholes of six first-class travellers to immerse us into the Edwardian era while demonstrating how modernity shook up the class system of the age. Lucy Leslie, Countess of Rothes; "son" of the British Empire, Tommy Andrews; captain of the industry John Thayer and his son Jack; Jewish immigrant Ida Straus; and model and movie star Dorothy Gibson. Each subject’s unique story offers insights into the established hierarchy during the fin de siècle of pre-war Britain and America, the Titanic’s respective spiritual and economic homelands. Through these entwining lives, Russell investigates social class – its mores, its foibles, its accents, its etiquette, its benefits, its casual or intentional cruelties, its potential nobility.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Orwell and Marxism: The Political and Cultural Considering of George Orwell by Philip Bounds
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Overview: Whether or not as a fighter within the Spanish Civil Struggle, an advocate of patriotic Socialism or a left-wing opponent of the Soviet Union, George Orwell was the final word outsider in politics – insecure, scornful of orthodoxies, cussedly impartial. Greatest recognized at the moment because the creator of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-4, Orwell additionally wrote seven different full-length books and and an unlimited variety of essays, articles and critiques. A pioneering cultural critic, he addressed a variety of necessary points together with artwork, literature, ‘Englishness’, mass communication and the spectre of totalitarianism. Famously describing his personal background as ‘lower-upper-middle class’, Orwell had a fancy relationship with Marxism and all his work displays the affect of British communism. On this considerate and authentic research Philip Bounds argues that Orwell’s writings successfully took the type of a dialogue with the main British Marxists of his day.
Style: Non-Fiction > Common
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