Zealot Book
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  • Author : Reza Aslan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-07-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679603535

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about Jesus, from the host of CNN’s Believer NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Good Housekeeping • Booklist • Publishers Weekly • Bookish Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher and miracle worker walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the “Kingdom of God.” The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that he was captured, tortured, and executed as a state criminal. Within decades after his shameful death, his followers would call him God. Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history’s most influential and enigmatic characters by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived: first-century Palestine, an age awash in apocalyptic fervor. Scores of Jewish prophets, preachers, and would-be messiahs wandered through the Holy Land, bearing messages from God. This was the age of zealotry—a fervent nationalism that made resistance to the Roman occupation a sacred duty incumbent on all Jews. And few figures better exemplified this principle than the charismatic Galilean who defied both the imperial authorities and their allies in the Jewish religious hierarchy. Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against the historical sources, Aslan describes a man full of conviction and passion, yet rife with contradiction; a man of peace who exhorted his followers to arm themselves with swords; an exorcist and faith healer who urged his disciples to keep his identity a secret; and ultimately the seditious “King of the Jews” whose promise of liberation from Rome went unfulfilled in his brief lifetime. Aslan explores the reasons why the early Christian church preferred to promulgate an image of Jesus as a peaceful spiritual teacher rather than a politically conscious revolutionary. And he grapples with the

Zealot Book


  • Author : Jo Thornely
  • Publisher : Hachette Australia
  • Release Date : 2020-07-21
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0733640508

Zealot Book Description :

'a smart, daring and refreshing book' - Weekend Australian 'deliciously sinister' - Herald Sun Why would anyone join a cult? Maybe they're unhappy with their current religion, or they want to change the world, or they're disappointed with their lives and want to find something bigger or holier that makes sense of this confusing, chaotic and dangerous world. Or maybe they just want to give themselves the best possible chance of having sex with aliens. Whatever the reason, once people are in, it's usually very difficult for them to leave. Cults have ways of making their followers do loopy, dangerous stuff to prove their loyalty, and in return they get a chance to feel secure within the cult's embrace, with an added bonus of being utterly terrified of the outside world. From the tragic JONESTOWN Kool-Aid drinkers to the Australian cult THE FAMILY to the fiery Waco climax of THE BRANCH DAVIDIANS, this book is a wide-sweeping look at cults around the world, from the host of the popular podcast ZEALOT. 'a piss-taker of rare boldness' - Weekend Australian

Jesus and the Zealots Book

Jesus and the Zealots

  • Author : Samuel George Frederick Brandon
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release Date : 1967
  • Genre: Christianity and other religions
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN 10 :

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The Life of a Low Carb Zealot Book

The Life of a Low Carb Zealot

  • Author : Implexity Designs
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2011-05
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 738
  • ISBN 10 : 9781257653119

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Simon The Zealot Book

Simon The Zealot

  • Author : Hardy Hutajaya Kowari
  • Publisher : Jtwelve Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-11-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9789810778385

Simon The Zealot Book Description :

The cruelty of the Roman tax collectors forces Simon to turn into a rebel. However, something goes terribly wrong when he decides to listen to Jesus and stop his bad deeds. Will the tax collectors forgive him for what he has done? Will Simon be able to right his wrong in the end? How did Simon get out of his trouble and eventually becomes one of the twelve disciples of Jesus?

Highlander TM   Zealot Book
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Highlander TM Zealot

  • Author : Donna Lettow
  • Publisher : Aspect
  • Release Date : 2009-09-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780446565646

Highlander TM Zealot Book Description :

Duncan MacLeod, member of an age-old race of immortal beings, is in Paris helping a friend organize a museum exhibit of ancient cultures destroyed by the Romans. While unwrapping a priceless scroll of the Torah, Duncan remembers Avram Mordecai, a young Immortal who was determined to see the Romans defeated and the lands of Israel returned to the Hebrews. When Duncan meets Maral, a Palestinian delegate to the Arab-Israeli peace talks, he falls irrevocably in love. But as the tense negotiations unfold, Duncan realizes that Avram still lives--and he has not forgotten his holy war. Now Duncan is trapped between an old friend and the woman he loves.

Half Life of a Zealot Book

Half Life of a Zealot

  • Author : Swanee Hunt
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-09-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822388265

Half Life of a Zealot Book Description :

Swanee Hunt’s life has lived up to her Texas-size childhood. Daughter of legendary oil magnate H. L. Hunt, she grew up in a household dominated by an arch-conservative patriarch who spawned a brood of colorful offspring. Her family was nothing if not zealous, and that zeal—albeit for more compassionate causes—propelled her into a mission that reaches around the world. Half-Life of a Zealot tells how the girl who spoke against “Reds” alongside her father became a fierce advocate for progressive change in America and abroad, an innovative philanthropist, and Bill Clinton’s Ambassador to Austria. In captivating prose, Hunt describes the warmth and wear of Southern Baptist culture, which instilled in her a calling to help those who are vulnerable. The reader is drawn into her full-throttle professional life as it competes with critical family needs. Hunt gives a remarkably frank account of her triumphs and shortcomings; her sorrows, including a miscarriage and the failure of a marriage; the joys and struggles of her second marriage; and her angst over the life-threatening illness of one of her three children. She is candid about the opportunities her fortune has created, as well as the challenge of life as an heiress. Much of Swanee Hunt’s professional life is devoted to expanding women’s roles in making and shaping public policy. She is the founding director of Harvard’s Women and Public Policy Program at the Kennedy School of Government, chair of the Initiative for Inclusive Security, and president of the Hunt Alternatives Fund. Swanee Hunt’s autobiography brims over with strong women: her mother, whose religious faith and optimism were an inspiration; her daughter, who fights the social stigma of mental disorders; the women of war-torn Bosnia, who transformed their grief into action; and friends like Hillary Clinton, who used her position as First Lady to strengthen the voices of others. Hunt is one more strong woman. Half-Life of a Zealot is her

Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot  Large Print 16pt  Book

Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot Large Print 16pt

  • Author : Nicole Markotic
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2010-06-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781458778550

Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot Large Print 16pt Book Description :

In boomtown Western Canada, a quirky young woman grows up amid a family dynamic that leaves her feeling misunderstood and left out. She's a child of immigrants from war-torn Germany and Croatia, parents who cling to vestiges of a traumatic past that never seem real enough for their daughter. To leave her stifling family behind and to forge a ''new normal,'' she earnestly tries to fit in with her best friend Vera and family, and subsequently - crazily - an even more rigid life of Mormonism. Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot is a narrative of longing for self-creation, but also for self-destruction, restlessly twisting and turning through triangular friendships, teenage delinquents, Nazi killing hospitals for the disabled, the inane ex-boyfriend, a dying father's sudden conversion to parenting, and fantastic tales of the Mormon Angel Moroni on estrogen. One's own story, so she discovers as she invents it, is both an escape from, and a coming to terms with, the scrapbook that is life. The language in this novel is sensuous, inventive, down-to-earth, poetic. Here, the Canadian novel - in the tradition of Robert Kroetsch, Joan Barfoot, Lisa Moore, and now Nicole Markoti? - continues to develop personal histories that plummet readers into the world of storytelling.

A Zealot in Tulle Book

A Zealot in Tulle

  • Author : Mrs. Marion White Wildrick
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1887
  • Genre: Florida
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : OSU:32435017998766

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