Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel Garcia Marquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family's origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.
Here is the story of two families, branches of the Solomons, transported to an alien land. Both branches eventually grow rich and powerful. But through three generations, the families never, for one moment, relinquish their hatred for each other. This novel is also the story of Australia, from its beginnings to its coming of age as a nation.
"Not what I hoped for."
Enjoy this four-week collection of unique meditations on key scriptures from the Song of Solomon by Charles H. Spurgeon (1834 - 1892), one of the most popular authors all time. Taken from his celebrated "Morning and Evening" meditations, these devotional readings offer Christians of all denominations an uplifting dose of Charles Spurgeon's wit and wisdom as he meditates on the deeper meaning of key scriptures.
"Beautiful book in the Bible! Great Spurgeon!"
New Year's Eve, 1946. Candles flicker, and a gramophone scratches out a tune as guests dance and sip champagne. For one night only, Hartgrove Hall relives better days. Harry Fox-Talbot and his brothers have returned from the war determined to save their once grand home from ruin. But the arrival of beautiful wartime singer Edie Rose tangles the threads of love and duty and leads to a devastating betrayal.
As Proverbs fits squarely into the genre of “advice to a son” literature, so the Song of Songs fits squarely into the genre of erotic love poetry. Traditionally read as an allegory of God’s love for Israel or of Christ’s love for the Church, Logos Bible Study’s Dr. Bill Creasy explores the Song of Songs as what it is, first and foremost: an erotic love poem written by Solomon in the final years of his life, a poem tinged with deep regret and longing.
The Song of Solomon is an exaltation of human love. Pastor Skip Heitzig shows what this book proclaims about how intimacy and sexuality fit into marriage, and how a marriage matures.
In 1 Kings 4: 32, we read that Solomon’s songs “numbered a thousand and five”: The Song of Songs is #1 on the Hit Parade. A frankly erotic love poem, the Song of Songs speaks of fiery romantic love and crushing loss. As an allegory, it may also speak of God’s love for Israel and of Christ’s love for the Church.
Songs of Solomon emphasizes the holiness and beauty of marriage through the story of a bridegroom who is in love with his bride. It can also been seen as an illustration of Christ’s love for the Church. Listen to this love poem and get a taste of how marriage paints a perfect picture of the Gospel.
In American churches, the Song of Solomon is traditionally thought of as an allegory of the love between Jesus, and the church. In Hebrew tradition, it is an allegory about the love of God for the Hebrew people. While both interpretations can be considered accurate, there is a third and mostly overlooked interpretation, and that is that it is a representation of the earthly life, ministry, crucifixion, death burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and his continued ministry to the church, through the Holy Spirit.
Rich, evocative, and dignified, the King James Version of the Bible remains the favorite of millions of readers for both inspirational and poetic qualities. Here are three of the most remarkable books, Ecclesiastes, The Song of Solomon, and Isaiah, read with eloquent expressiveness by distinguished performers.
Audio Books by Mike Vendetti brings you Diane Havens' interpretation and reading of "The Song of Soloman". Definately the most sensuous book of the Bible, the "Song" celebrates the joy and intimacy of romantic love between a man and a woman.
Hear God's written Word spoken, period. Thomas Nelson introduces the NKJV Voice Only Audio Bible. Narrated by Bob Sourer, you can hear just the Word of God, from beginning to end, Genesis to Revelation, through the voice of a master storyteller. In Luke 4:4, Jesus said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.'"
"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven...." The author's name in Hebrew was Koheleth, but the Greek translators of the Old Testament rendered it as Ecclesiastes. Nothing is known about his life, but without his words, our language would be missing some of the most beautiful passages ever written.
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The Holy Bible is the most influential and widely published book ever written. It has been translated into over 2000 languages and still the world's bestselling book every year.
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British Narrator Simon Peterson reads The Song of Solomon in this wonderful audiobook collection of The Old Testament. As a well-known Christian Broadcaster, Simon has the ideal voice for those of all ages who want to listen to The Bible in full, unabridged form. His emotive reading perfectly captures the beauty and power of God's Word and makes the King James English clear and easy to understand.
A beautiful extract from the famous biblical hymn to love, read by Jenny Agutter.
Dr. David Jeremiah reminds us, it's a biblical truth: Sex and passionate, romantic love are God's ideas! Nothing rivals the beauty of the writing in the Song of Solomon - and nothing rivals the wisdom of Solomon on matters of love, romance, marriage, and sexual intimacy. Dr. Jeremiah's thoughtful interpretation of Solomon and Shulamith's relationship provides all of us - whether married or single - with valuable lessons for a better, happier, more fulfilling life and a long, loving marriage.
This faithful rendering of the New King James Version® presents the Bible in more than 90 hours of compelling, dramatic audio theater format. This world-class audio production immerses listeners in the dramatic reality of the Scriptures as never before with an original music score by composer Stefano Mainetti (Abba Pater), feature film quality sound effects, and compelling narration by Michael York and the work of over 500 actors.