Inextricably linked with the fatwa called against its author in the wake of the novel’s publication, The Satanic Verses is, beyond that, a rich showcase for Salman Rushdie’s comic sensibilities, cultural observations, and unparalleled mastery of language. The book begins with two Indians plummeting from the sky after the explosion of their airliner, and proceeds through a series of metamorphoses, dreams and revelations.
"Use an audiobook to really enjoy Satanic Verses"
Raisa was just a child when she was sold into slavery in the kingdom of Qilara. Before she was taken away, her father had been adamant that she learn to read and write. But where she now lives, literacy is a capital offense for all but the nobility. The written language is closely protected, and only the king, prince, tutor, and tutor-in-training are allowed to learn its very highest form.
"Hormonal Teenagers in the middle of a Slave Revolt"
The ease of memorizing the scripture is a case of different strokes for different folks; it is majorly subject to the retentive capacity of whoever is in question. Retentive capacity is certainly a very important factor, but other important factors include commitment toward the course of memorizing the scripture, zeal, and required guidance on the best models of memorizing the scripture are among factors that aid this process. This book offers you over 150 Bible verses from thousands of the important verses of the scripture to memorize them have been sorted according to their individual or collective message.
With more than 80 of the most popular and loved poems in the English language, this collection is one of the most comprehensive anthologies of its kind. It covers a remarkable range, from the striking visions of Blake and Shelley and the insights of Keats to lighter but equally memorable verse by Tennyson.
"a nice collection with a flawed presentation"
This essential daily scripture reading and meditation tool will help you to experience God's healing in your body if you are sick and enable you to continually walk in divine health - starting with 31 key portions of scripture featured in full text in four popular translations (The King James Version, The Message, The Amplified Bible, and The New American Standard Bible).
Rumi's Spiritual Verses is the greatest mystical poem in Islamic culture - and of all time. Rumi examines our human separation from reality, love, and truth. He shows how love - neither erotic nor sentimental but divine, by which the universe is held together - enlightens ignorance and dissolves suffering. The first book of the Masnavi is the key to the whole work: It takes off from simple, amusing tales into realms unimaginable, but wholly familiar to the human heart.
"Should be listened to by all spiritual seekers"
When I am grown to man’s estate. I shall be very proud and great. And tell the other girls and boys. Not to meddle with my toys. Thus reads the whimsical, “Looking Forward,” of this delightful collection. From the sweetness of “Land of Nod,” to the imaginative dreams of “Pirate Story” and “Travels,” Robert Louis Stevenson’s beloved poems celebrate childhood in all its simplicity and joy.
In A Child's Garden of Verses, Stevenson catches the spirit of childhood in such charming poems as "At the Seaside", "Foreign Lands", "Bed In Summer", "The Land of Counterpane", and many more. Recipient of a 1983 Parents Choice Award.
May - the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and popular for May Day and Workers Rights celebrations. for our poets, including Milton, Hopkins, Von Goethe, Wordsworth, and Longfellow, much else is on their minds, and of course, it's beautifully put.
First appearing around 1400, The Alliterative Morte Arthur, or The Death of King Arthur, is one of the most widely beloved and spectacularly alliterative poems ever penned in Middle English. Now, from the internationally acclaimed translator of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, comes this magisterial new presentation of the Arthurian tale, rendered in unflinching and gory detail. Following Arthur's bloody conquests across the cities and fields of Europe, all the way to his spectacular and even bloodier fall, this masterpiece features some of the most spellbinding and poignant passages in English poetry.
"Hardcore Arthur Fans and Medievalists Will Love It"
October - the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, and the land prepares to give up more it its colourful coverings. On this and other themes, our poets, including Wordsworth, Rossetti, Arnold, Bryant, and Alford, have much to say.
This essential Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation tool will help you to develop your trust and confidence in God starting with 31 key portions of Scripture featured in full text in four popular translations. It includes my personal testimony in the introduction, a note of encouragement, what is scripture meditation, and the benefits of scripture meditation. From Day 1 to Day 31, you have your Daily Scripture Readings in four translations, Thought for Today, and Prayer for each day!
This is a story from the Canterbury Tales I: Modern Verse Translation collection. Chaucer's greatest work, written towards the end of the fourteenth century, paints a brilliant picture of medieval life, society and values. The stories range from the romantic, courtly idealism of "The Knight's Tale" to the joyous bawdy of the Miller's; all are told with a freshness and vigor in this modern verse translation that make them a delight to hear.
This essential quick reference tool will enable you to be motivated all of the time - starting with 31 key verses of Scripture. It starts with an introduction, 31 motivational Bible verses in full scripture text (in the King James Version), and scripture Meditation tips. 31 Motivational Bible Verses provides you the empowerment necessary "to ride upon the high places of the earth, bring honey out of the rock and oil out of the flinty rock" (Deuteronomy 32:13 paraphrased).
Some of the most powerful scriptures are the healings and miracles Jesus performed that were recorded in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. This is an often untapped power for healing in the twenty first century. The scripture tells us in Hebrews 13:8: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever”. If He was willing to heal someone of sickness and disease yesterday, then He is surely willing to heal anyone of us today! Here is a scripture of a man asking if Jesus was willing to heal him. We can also ask Him.
The understanding of the nature of reality is the insight upon which the Buddha was able to achieve his own enlightenment. This vision of the sublime is the source of all that is enigmatic and paradoxical about Buddhism. In Verses from the Center, Stephen Batchelor explores the history of this concept and provides listeners with translations of the most important poems ever written on the subject, the poems of 2nd century philosopher Nagarjuna.
Robert Speaight, Anthony Quayle, and others read a selection of poetry by William Blake, Rudyard Kipling, John Gay, and D. H. Lawrence.
Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, a collection of narratives written between 1387 and 1400, tells of a group of 30 people from all layers of society who pass the time along their pilgrimage to Canterbury by telling stories to one another, their interaction mediated (at times) by the affable host - Chaucer himself. Naxos AudioBooks’ third volume presents the tales of six people, here in an unabridged modern verse translation (by Frank Ernest Hill, 1935).
As the sun lengthens its days to summer, so a sport begins to dominate the thoughts and actions of many people. This game, which so encapsulated the village greens and evening song of Middle England, has now spread across the world.