In an increasingly secularised society, the average person is unlikely to have a working knowledge of the Bible. Yet a great deal of our culture is built on stories or ideas that come from the Bible. Literature, art, music, language and even the fabric of our society - such as our justice system - is built on Christian concepts and biblical references. THE WRITING ON THE WALL provides a fascinating introduction to the Bible's best-known, and most influential, stories.
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When the strikingly handsome but mysterious Icarus Zeek arrives in town, Deven Yoder befriends him over a love of punk music and shared feelings of seclusion. But Deven's impulse to protect Icarus from a troubled life of abuse develops into feelings he isn't ready to confront, and their friendship is thrown into chaos when Icarus's advances force Deven into a spiral of sexual confusion and self-denial. A simple high school friendship rapidly evolves into a tumultuous college relationship rife with passion and sexual discovery. Just as the two men embrace their true feelings for one another, a past mistake threatens to unravel everything. Can true love survive even the harshest realities of the follies of youth, or are two lost souls destined to forever wander? The Writing's on the Wall is a standalone novel focused on the long-term evolving relationship of two men from high school to adulthood. It deals with issues like physical/emotional family abuse and self-harm and includes emotionally-charged love scenes of a hot heat level.
Mumia Abu Jamal’s essential perspectives on black experience, race relations, freedom, justice, social change, and the future of American society.
The emotionally realistic and elegant portrait of mourning in the days and months following 9/11 As Renata, a linguist for the New York City Public Library, crosses the Brooklyn Bridge on her way to work one morning, she looks up to see a flash of orange and blue. Two planes have hit the World Trade Center, and with that, her world changes entirely. Renata’s connection to the tragedy grows deeper as her boyfriend, an overzealous social worker, begins to take care of a baby orphaned by the attacks. And then she meets a mute teenage girl in the rubble of the Twin Towers who may or may not be her long lost niece—a family connection as tenuous as it is painful. The winner of New York magazine’s Best Literary Fiction award in 2005, this novel evocatively represents the forms of grief in the wake of major trauma.
Few direct clues exist to the everyday lives and beliefs of ordinary Jews in antiquity. Prevailing perspectives on ancient Jewish life have been shaped largely by the voices of intellectual and social elites, preserved in the writings of Philo and Josephus and the rabbinic texts of the Mishnah and Talmud. Commissioned art, architecture, and formal inscriptions displayed on tombs and synagogues equally reflect the sensibilities of their influential patrons. The perspectives and sentiments of nonelite Jews, by contrast, have mostly disappeared from the historical record. Focusing on these forgotten Jews of antiquity, Writing on the Wall takes an unprecedented look at the vernacular inscriptions and drawings they left behind and sheds new light on the richness of their quotidian lives. Just like their neighbors throughout the eastern and southern Mediterranean, Mesopotamia, Arabia, and Egypt, ancient Jews scribbled and drew graffiti everyplace--in and around markets, hippodromes, theaters, pagan temples, open cliffs, sanctuaries, and even inside burial caves and synagogues. Karen Stern reveals what these markings tell us about the men and women who made them, people whose lives, beliefs, and behaviors eluded commemoration in grand literary and architectural works. Making compelling analogies with modern graffiti practices, she documents the overlooked connections between Jews and their neighbors, showing how popular Jewish practices of prayer, mortuary commemoration, commerce, and civic engagement regularly crossed ethnic and religious boundaries. Illustrated throughout with examples of ancient graffiti, Writing on the Wall provides a tantalizingly intimate glimpse into the cultural worlds of forgotten populations living at the crossroads of Judaism, Christianity, paganism, and earliest Islam.
Writings On The Wall is a collection of poetry that depicts situations of every day life such as: loss of love, finding your way, exploring the world, political fiascoes, and entering your imagination.
The 2008 global financial crisis has led to the re-emergence in public discourse of the idea that capitalism could end. For many, it was proof of the notion that capitalist civilisation has an endemic tendency towards crisis that will ultimately bring about its demise. Must we assume, however, that such an eventuality would inevitably result in the liberation of humanity, as many orthodox Marxists claim? Through a collection of specially revised essays, first published in France between 2007 and 2010, Anselm Jappe draws on the radical new perspective of “the critique of value” as a critical tool with which to understand today’s world and to re-examine the question of human emancipation. The Writing on the Wall offers a powerful new analysis of the decomposition of capitalism and its critics.
40. THE WRITING ON THE WALL Blue Moon The night is awake The wise ones are never asleep The sun, stars and moon are in discord I hear hushed voices whispering in the wind I can't make out a word they are saying I lie on my bed tossing and turning The voices won't go away I shut my eyes Listen Snooze And you'll lose Ignorance is no excuse Inattentiveness is your ticket to death The moon and the stars have something at stake Both astral bodies are in cahoots to delay daybreak Go to sleep if you think you have nothing to lose Do not sleeps while the enemies' scheme The sun is astute always aware Survival is staying alert Keep an eye open Learn Listen and learn At all times pay attention There's always a twist to every tale Discover the devil concealed in the details Keep watch as twilight spills it secrets at dusk If you are in tune you will notice the writing on the wall Read between the lines search for their implication Never be in a rush to jump to conclusions Listen and learn, listen till the end Never repeat your mistakes Learn from others Be humble To God The Glory!