The House of God Book
Score: 3.5
From 27 Ratings

The House of God


  • Author : Samuel Shem
  • Publisher : Putnam Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015013958148

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The House of God Excerpt :

An intern becomes disillusioned with the medical establishment when he sees his fellow interns fall for the illusions that destroy a doctor's ability to relate to and really care for his patients

Man s 4th Best Hospital Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Man s 4th Best Hospital


  • Author : Samuel Shem
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984805379

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Man s 4th Best Hospital Excerpt :

The sequel to the bestselling and highly acclaimed The House of God Years after the events of The House of God, the Fat Man has been given leadership over a new Future of Medicine Clinic at what is now only Man's 4th Best Hospital, and has persuaded Dr. Roy Basch and some of his intern cohorts to join him to teach a new generation of interns and residents. In a medical landscape dominated by computer screens and corrupted by money, they have one goal: to make medicine humane again. What follows is a mesmerizing, heartbreaking, and hilarious exploration of how the health-care industry, and especially doctors, have evolved over the past thirty years.

The Great House of God Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

The Great House of God


  • Author : Max Lucado
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2011-01-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418515430

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The Great House of God Excerpt :

God's greatest desire is to be your dwelling place -- The home for your heart. He doesn't want to be merely a weekend getaway. He has no interest in being a Sunday bungalow or even a summer cottage. He wants to be your mailing address, your point of reference, your home ... always. He wants you to live in the Great House of God. Using the Lord's Prayer as a floor plan, Max Lucado takes you on a tour of the home God intended for you. Warm your heart by the fire in the living room. Nourish your spirit in the kitchen. Seek fellowship in the family room. Step into the hallway and find forgiveness. It's the perfect home for you. After all, it was created with you in mind. There's only one home built just for your heart. No house more complete, no structure more solid: The roof never leaks. The walls never crack. The foundation never trembles. In God's house, you're home. So come into the house built just for you. Your Father is waiting.

Mount Misery Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Mount Misery


  • Author : Samuel Shem, M.D.
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2012-02-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307815613

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From the Laws of Mount Misery: There are no laws in psychiatry. Now, from the author of the riotous, moving, bestselling classic, The House of God, comes a lacerating and brilliant novel of doctors and patients in a psychiatric hospital. Mount Misery is a prestigious facility set in the rolling green hills of New England, its country club atmosphere maintained by generous corporate contributions. Dr. Roy Basch (hero of The House of God) is lucky enough to train there *only to discover doctors caught up in the circus of competing psychiatric theories, and patients who are often there for one main reason: they've got good insurance. From the Laws of Mount Misery: Your colleagues will hurt you more than your patients. On rounds at Mount Misery, it's not always easy for Basch to tell the patients from the doctors: Errol Cabot, the drug cowboy whose practice provides him with guinea pigs for his imaginative prescription cocktails . . . Blair Heiler, the world expert on borderlines (a diagnosis that applies to just about everybody) . . . A. K. Lowell, née Aliyah K. Lowenschteiner, whose Freudian analytic technique is so razor sharp it prohibits her from actually speaking to patients . . . And Schlomo Dove, the loony, outlandish shrink accused of having sex with a beautiful, well-to-do female patient. From the Laws of Mount Misery: Psychiatrists specialize in their defects. For Basch the practice of psychiatry soon becomes a nightmare in which psychiatrists compete with one another to find the best ways to reduce human beings to blubbering drug-addled pods, or incite them to an extreme where excessive rage is the only rational response, or tie them up in Freudian knots. And all the while, the doctors seem less interested in their patients' mental health than in a host of other things *managed care insurance money, drug company research grants and kickbacks, and their own professional advancement. From the Laws of Mount Misery: In psychiatry, first comes treatment, then co

The House of God Book

The House of God


  • Author : Edward R. Norman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 050028556X

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The grandeur of St. Peter's, the Baroque ecstasy of the churches at Cholula in Mexico, the intimate peace of Fairford Church in Gloucestershire... The two thousand years' heritage of Christian churches is a fascinating one. For anyone interested in the evolution of architectural styles, the subject is of inescapable interest. For a far wider group of people, however, it is clear that churches are much more than architectural monuments. Through their rich historical associations and special emotional quality that is largely denied to secular buildings, they exert a power that crosses national boundaries and even beliefs. Edward Norman sees churches as both acts of faith and works of art. The clarity, knowledge, and insight of his chronological survey are supported and enhanced by a brilliantly researched collection of illustrations. The result is a perfect mix between the most-loved master buildings such as Hagia Sophia and the freshness of the less familiara mission church in Paraguay or a Baroque shrine in Goa. Whether coming from the Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant traditions, whether drawn to the sublimity of Sainte-Chapelle in Paris or the simplicity of a Puritan chapel, Christians everywhere will respond to Norman's celebration of churches. 387 illustrations, 80 in color.

Christus Faber Book

Christus Faber


  • Author : Ben F. Meyer
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 1992-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781556350146

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Criminals in the House of God Book

Criminals in the House of God


  • Author : Dr. D. K. Olukoya
  • Publisher : Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries
  • Release Date : 2016-05-29
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Criminals in the House of God Excerpt :

Criminals in the House of God. Criminals are commonly found in police cells, in the prisons, in courts, in the streets or generally in dark and unholy places. But you may be surprised to know that there are actually criminals in the house of God. The state of the church these days is very lamentable. God is going to clean His house and any unprofitable tree shall be uprooted. A certain pastor had his congregation weighed on the scale by an angel of God. Out of 2,900 people in the church only 80 were ready for heaven. It will be very sad if the trumpet sounds!

A Stranger in the House of God Book
Score: 5
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A Stranger in the House of God


  • Author : John Koessler
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2009-08-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310864219

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A Stranger in the House of God Excerpt :

Growing up the son of agnostics, John Koessler saw a Catholic church on one end of the street and a Baptist on the other. In the no-man’s land between the two, this curious outside wondered about the God they worshipped—and began a lifelong search to comprehend the grace and mystery of God. A Stranger in the House of God addresses fundamental questions and struggles faced by spiritual seekers and mature believers. Like a contemporary Pilgrim’s Progress, it traces the author’s journey and explores his experiences with both charismatic and evangelical Christianity. It also describes his transformation from religious outsider to ordained pastor. John Koessler provides a poignant and often humorous window into the interior of the soul as he describes his journey from doubt and struggle with the church to personal faith

Child of God Book
Score: 3.5
From 50 Ratings

Child of God


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-08-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307762481

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In this taut, chilling novel from the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road, Lester Ballard—a violent, dispossessed man falsely accused of rape—haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail. While telling his story, Cormac McCarthy depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humor, and characteristic lyrical brilliance. "Like the novelists he admires-Melville, Dostoyevsky, Faulkner-Cormac McCarthy has created an imaginative oeuvre greater and deeper than any single book. Such writers wrestle with the gods themselves." —Washington Post

Family Worship Book

Family Worship


  • Author : John D. Garr
  • Publisher : Golden Key Press
  • Release Date : 2013-12-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780979451478

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Family Worship Excerpt :

Family Worship offers solid solutions to the increasingly dysfunctional family in today's secularized society, and it provides constructive suggestions to those who want to reestablish their homes on biblical foundations. The Hebraic foundations fo the Christain faith establish the home as a small temple. This insight dramatically changes the dynamics of the home for those who believe in the God of the Bible and in his will for their lives. The Christian family was always designed by God to be the center for social, educational, and spiritual growth and maturity--a place of fellowswhip, study, and prayer. Now, you, too can experience these same powerful dyunamics that made the home the center of sanctity and security that it was for the biblical peoples. Family Worship presents these vivid images of a rich biblically Hebraic tradition for Christians today: The Domestic Temple, A Temple of Blessing, The Family Altar, A House of Prayer, A House of Study, Temples in Time, The Domestic Priesthood, and The Domestic Church. As you read this book, you'll be amazed at how your own family life will be revolutionized and enriched simply by restoring biblically Hebraic dynamics to your home.

Hostility in the House of God Book

Hostility in the House of God


  • Author : Dillon T. Thornton
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9781575064475

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Hostility in the House of God Excerpt :

Virtually all scholars acknowledge the presence of opponents in 1 and 2 Timothy, but there is considerable disagreement over the identity of these opponents and the author's way of handling them. In this volume, Thornton provides a critique of a number of extant theories, including "Gnostic," Jewish, and proto-Montanist identifications, and develops a rigorous methodology for unmasking the opponents who appear in these letters. He argues that the opponents came from within the Christian community in Ephesus and that their teaching is best described as an erroneous eschatological position that derived from the complexity of Paul's views. He also argues that the author of the books of Timothy engaged with the false teachers in significant ways throughout the letters, and draws attention to a number of literary and theological maneuvers that were intended to counteract the opponents' influence and/or to bolster the faithful community's confidence as it struggled against the opponents. Thornton's meticulous investigation sheds new light on the hostility that plays such a large part in 1 and 2 Timothy.

Unlocking Wisdom Book

Unlocking Wisdom


  • Author : Jim Reitman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007-10-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0977953556

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Reitman's exposition of Job and Ecclesiastes is written for serious Bible students, combining a transparent hermeneutical methodology with a canonical-linguistic expositional style to explore the authors' intended meaning as expressed in the text. This innovative commentary provides a more canonical, literary and synthetic reading of these two books of Wisdom than is available in verse-by-verse exegetical treatments and relates the arguments of the two books to make them eminently applicable to contemporary readers.

Gotta Read It  Book

Gotta Read It


  • Author : Libbie Hawker
  • Publisher : Running Rabbit Press
  • Release Date : 2022-11-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Gotta Read It Excerpt :

Blurbs, product descriptions, query letters… no matter what you call them, they’re a chore to write. And yet the success of any novel can depend on its pitch. What’s an author to do? In this short, instructive ebook, Libbie Hawker takes the pain out of pitch-writing and shares the secrets of a perfect fiction pitch. Whether you’re an indie writer seeking to improve sales of your self-published novels or an author hoping to hook your dream agent with a can’t-resist query letter, GOTTA READ IT! Is the ebook for you. Learn which features signify great story to the subconscious mind, how to sort through the details of your plot to find the core of your novel, and how to write pitches for books with one, two, or many primary characters… all in five simple steps!

Living in the House of God Book

Living in the House of God


  • Author : Margaret Malone
  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780879077167

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Living in the House of God Excerpt :

“How should we live in this house of God? We know that the way a building is shaped also helps in determining the way those within it live and relate. We are indeed formed by what we form. Qualities such as integrity, hospitality, humanity and beauty in a place will enable its dwellers to live lives in which such qualities are evident. The way we understand who we are and how we live will be reflected in our places and vice versa. Our places become bearers of meaning and memory.” —From Chapter 1In Living in the House of God, Margaret Malone draws on her study of and research on the Rule of Saint Benedict to show the ways in which this ancient rule can illuminate modern life. The broad gamut of topics this book examines—from Benedictine life as sacrament to Augustine’s influence on Benedict to obedience and the art of listening, among others—is itself a witness to the generous flexibility of the Rule, as Benedict proposes a way of life that truly corresponds to the deepest needs of the whole of human nature.

The House of God Church History Book

The House of God Church History


  • Author : Larry Sherrill
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2015-09
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 1508831769

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The House of God Church History Excerpt :

The history of the House of God. Church founded by Bishop RAR Johnson in 1918.