Heaven and Hell to Play with

The Filming of The Night of the Hunter

Author: Preston Neal Jones

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879109745

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 398

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Jones uncovers the fascinating inside story of the making of this film, one of the American Film Institutes's 100 Greatest Thrillers. Every aspect is revealed of the film's development and production - casting, design, shooting, scoring, and editing - to the profound disappointment upon its release. This book is the result of over a decade of archival research and interviews with a dozen key people associated with the film, including Grubb, Gregory, actors Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish and cinematographer Stanley Cortez. Their oral histories, along with numerous artifacts and film stills, are here deftly assembled into an account that is as compelling as the movie it celebrates.
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Iron Man

My Journey Through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath

Author: Tony Iommi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471112438

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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The name 'Tony Iommi' sends shivers down the spines of guitarists around the world. As lead guitarist and songwriter of Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the past four decades and the inventor of heavy metal. From working class, Midlands roots, his unique playing style - a result of a disfiguring hand injury he suffered working in a sheet metal factory - created a dark and gothic sound unlike anything that had been heard before and which captured the mood of its time. Sabbath went on to become a superband, playing to massive audiences around the world and selling millions of records, and Iommi led the life of a rockstar to the fullest - with the scars from all the drug-fuelled nights of excess and wildness to show for it. Iron Manis the exclusive account of the life and adventures of one of rock's greatest heroes.
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Between Heaven and Hell

A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis & Aldous Huxley

Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830863761

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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On November 22, 1963, three great men died within a few hours of each other: C. S. Lewis, John F. Kennedy and Aldous Huxley. All three believed, in different ways, that death is not the end of human life. Suppose they were right, and suppose they met after death. How might the conversation go? Peter Kreeft imagines their discussion as a part of The Great Conversation that has been going on for centuries. Does human life have meaning? Is it possible to know about life after death? What if one could prove that Jesus was God? With Kennedy taking the role of a modern humanist, Lewis representing Christian theism and Huxley advocating Eastern pantheism, the dialogue is lively and informative. This new edition of this classic work includes a postscript in which Kreeft describes why and how he wrote what has remained a standard of apologetic literature for a generation. He also adds an outline and index to the book as well as a never-before-published dialog in which he imagines "A World Without an Easter." Now more than ever this book offers an animated interaction that involves not only good thinking but good drama.
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The Accountant's Guide to the Universe

Heaven and Hell by the Numbers

Author: Craig Hovey

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429950107

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 6357

They said it couldn't be done, but The Accountant's Guide to the Universe is the first entertaining book on accounting written for a general audience. The book opens with a wild premise: Heaven and Hell have been outsourced to a giant company in a distant galaxy and they are now in charge of determining who goes where after death. The entire universe is scoured for an objective system that can be adapted to the task, and it is found, in the form of accounting, in the least civilized backwater of the universe, Earth! The book is also a morality tale. It demonstrates how financial scandals (a la Bernie Madoff and many others) can be pulled off with "creative accounting," and how much a person adds or subtracts from the universe by their actions. Written for anybody who has taken an accounting class, practices it for a living, or is simply interested in seeing how a system designed to record finances can also be used to judge the entire universe will be enlightened by The Accountant's Guide to the Universe.
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Heaven and Hell

Author: Kristen Ashley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692455005

Category:

Page: 572

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After making a bad decision when she was very young, Kia Clementine finds herself in hell. Then, suddenly, within the time it takes for a shotgun to blast, her hell changes. Completely. Then out-of-the-blue she sees Sampson Cooper, her celebrity crush. A man the whole world knows is decent. A man the world knows is loyal. A man the world knows is good. All of these very unlike her now dead husband. He's sitting at a table right next to hers. And she catches his eye. Terrified of the interest Sam shows in her, Kia finds the courage to go out with him. Not long after, she shares her dark secrets and Sam shares that he'll stop at nothing to gain her trust. As Sam leads Kia to heaven, Kia realizes that Sam is living his own hell. But although he gives her beauty and she gives him everything, he withholds his trust. Even with all the beauty Sam shows her, Kia wants it all. But Sam forces Kia to make a heartbreaking decision and only she can decide. It's all or nothing.
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Heaven and Its Wonders and Hell

From Things Heard and Seen

Author: N.A

Publisher: Classics Reborn Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Future life

Page: 398

View: 6931

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Heaven and Hell

Visions of the Afterlife in the Western Poetic Tradition

Author: Louis Markos

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621896854

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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For thousands of years, philosophers, theologians, and poets have tried to pierce through the veil of death to gaze with wonder, fear, and awe on the final and eternal state of the soul. Indeed, the four great epic poets of the Western tradition (Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Milton) structured their epics in part around a descent into the underworld that is both spiritual and physical, both allegorical and geographical. This book not only considers closely these epic journeys to the "other side," but explores the chain of influences that connects the poets to such writers as Plato, Cicero, St. John, St. Paul, Bunyan, Blake, and C. S. Lewis. Written in a narrative, "man of letters" style and complete with an annotated bibliography, a timeline, a who's who, and an extensive glossary of Jewish, Christian, and mythological terms, this user-friendly book will help readers understand how heaven and hell have been depicted for the last 3,000 years.
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Poems of Heaven and Hell from Ancient Mesopotamia

Author: Nancy K. Sandars

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780140442496

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Presents a collection of ancient poems about such topics as the creation of Earth, descent into the underworld, and prayers to gods.
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Heaven and Hell

The Psychology of the Emotions

Author: Neel Burton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992912727

Category:

Page: 250

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Many people go through life without giving full consideration to their emotions. This book proposes to do just that, examining over 30 emotions ranging from lust to love and humility to humiliation, and drawing some useful and surprising conclusions along the way.
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Sense and Nonsense about Heaven and Hell

Author: Kenneth D. Boa,Robert M. Bowman Jr.

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310298288

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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How many heavens are there—and how many hells?The original biblical languages use several words for heaven and hell that mean different things. And to make matters still more interesting, other religions and philosophies have contributed their own ideas to the mix until it’s hard to separate reality from speculation, falsehood, and folklore. Sense and Nonsense about Heaven and Hell helps you cut through the clutter to see what the Bible really reveals about heaven and hell, salvation and judgment.Learn about• Jesus: the only means of understanding heaven or hell• different biblical words for heaven and hell• the fires of hell: literal or figurative?• why hell has no exit doors• what we can and can’t know about heaven• God’s judgment: who will go where, and whyGet ready for some surprises. This book will help you set aside your preconceptions and pierce through the myths and misinformation to gain an accurate, truly biblical perspective on heaven and hell.
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Movie Greats

A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Author: Philip Gillett

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847886159

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Why are some films regarded as classics, worthy of entry into the canon of film history? Which sorts of films make the cut and why? Movie Greats questions how cinema is ranked and, in doing so, uncovers a history of critical conflict, with different aesthetic positions battling for dominance. The films examined range across the history of cinema: The Battleship Potemkin, The 39 Steps, Modern Times, Citizen Kane, It's a Wonderful Life, Black Narcissus, The Night of the Hunter, Lawrence of Arabia, 8 1/2, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Godfather, Raging Bull, The Piano and Kill Bill: Vol. 1.Each chapter opens with a brief summary of the film's plot and goes on to discuss the historical context, the key individuals who made the film, and initial and subsequent popular and critical responses. Students studying the history of film, canon formation or film aesthetics will find this book relevant, provocative and absorbing.
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The Atheists Guide to Heaven and Hell and Other Short Stories

Author: Charlie Marx

Publisher: Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Pu

ISBN: 9781843863656

Category:

Page: 295

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Charlie Marx, like many of us, enjoys a good moan from time to time. This particular series of moans and groans resulted in a two and a half week period of him writing this novel until he got it all out of his system. The result is this collection of hilarious views on life, the universe and charity shop charges. Helped by some characters in his head we travel into the mind of this disturbed individual and see the world as it just might be. Along with famous, and infamous, people in situations you will certainly not have imagined them in before, you will find characters like an educationally-deprived scarecrow, an ambitious but ultimately disappointed 5 note and a series of improbable and improper pensioners. Within this novel you will find out God s real name, what the difference is between a hill and a mountain, as well as why Charlie went all the way to Turkey to end up in Amsterdam."
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Heaven and Hell

A Journey of Chris and Serena Davis

Author: Kenneth Zeigler

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768495490

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

View: 936

Heaven and Hell takes you on a journey through Heaven and Hell, as viewed through the eyes of Chris and Serena Davis, who come to experience their reality first hand. Through God s mercy, those who dwell in Heaven, have no recollection of loved ones in Hell. At least, most don t. Yet, in the most beautiful place in the universe, one man s troubling dreams lead him to realize that the love of his earth life has been condemned to Satan s realm. Now, with the help of a famous scientist from the past, Chris endeavors to pull off the ultimate prison break.
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Love Wins: At the Heart of Life’s Big Questions

Author: Rob Bell

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007436718

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 8882

Bestselling author Rob Bell offers a provocative book which gets to the heart of questions about life and death. His perspective, encapsulated by his famous slogan ‘love wins’, will surprise and challenge both Christians and atheists, and will inspire people of all faiths and none.
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After Lives

A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Author: John Casey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199754861

Category: Religion

Page: 480

View: 3181

One of the most profound, deeply affecting questions we face as human beings is the matter of our mortality--and its connection to immortality. Ancient animist ghost cultures, Egyptian mummification, late Jewish hopes of resurrection, Christian eternal salvation, Muslim belief in hell and paradise all spring from a remarkably consistent impulse to tether a triumph over death to our conduct in life. In After Lives, British scholar John Casey provides a rich historical and philosophical exploration of the world beyond, from the ancient Egyptians to St. Thomas Aquinas, from Martin Luther to modern Mormons. In a lively, wide-ranging discussion, he examines such topics as predestination, purgatory, Spiritualism, the Rapture, Armageddon and current Muslim apocalyptics, as well as the impact of such influences as the New Testament, St. Augustine, Dante, and the Second Vatican Council. Ideas of heaven and hell, Casey argues, illuminate how we understand the ultimate nature of sin, justice, punishment, and our moral sense itself. The concepts of eternal bliss and eternal punishment express--and test--our ideas of good and evil. For example, the ancient Egyptians saw the afterlife as flowing from ma'at, a sense of being in harmony with life, a concept that includes truth, order, justice, and the fundamental law of the universe. "It is an optimistic view of life," he writes. "It is an ethic that connects wisdom with moral goodness." Perhaps just as revealing, Casey finds, are modern secular interpretations of heaven and hell, as he probes the place of goodness, virtue, and happiness in the age of psychology and scientific investigation. With elegant prose, a magisterial grasp of a vast literary and religious history, and moments of humor and irony, After Lives sheds new light on the question of life, death, and morality in human culture.
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Hudibras, 1

Author: Samuel Butler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 294

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Heaven Is For Real Conversation Guide

Author: Todd Burpo

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418550698

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 4876

The best-selling book about heaven that has changed the world is now a DVD-based conversation kit for churches and small groups. In addition to learning more about what the Bible teaches about heaven, groups will hear first-hand from the Burpo family about Colton's experience in heaven and the way it has changed their lives. Each video session features Todd, Sonja, and Colton, and is filmed interview-style with Natalie Tysdal, the Denver FOX/CW News reporter whose initial interview with the family has gone viral on the internet. The Conversation Guide will take group members through key Bible passages about heaven, helping them understand more about who goes to heaven, when they go there, and what heaven is like. Features include: 5 sessions of study for group members For use with DVD sessions (ISBN 9781418550660) Conversation Guide written for both believers and non-believers in accessible language to help group members discover what the Bible teaches about heaven
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To Heaven Through Hell: A Book About Challenging and Changing Destructive Religious Beliefs

Author: Sue Wilson

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 145662136X

Category: Religion

Page: 298

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Whether we're talking about eternal Heaven and Hell in Western religions or Reincarnation and Karma in religions of the East, Sue Wilson shares overwhelming evidence that what most religions teach about what happens when we die is totally wrong and fosters irrational fear and extreme codependency. She asserts that contrary to these unsubstantiated teachings, death is a positive experience for everyone! Wilson is not an outsider looking in on this subject. She's a former minister's wife and missionary to Africa, a world traveler, and a retired world history and geography teacher. In To Heaven Through Hell, she shares an incredible journey into the invisible realm beyond the physical world through a number of spontaneous paranormal or sixth sense experiences, along with her extensive research from theologians, psychologists, psychiatrists, doctors, scientists and a host of others in the helping professions... all of which refute religion's erroneous teachings concerning life after death. Among her many sixth sense experiences are a powerful near-death experience in which she cries out to the God she has learned to fear in fundamental Christianity and is assured that God's love is unconditional not only for herself, but for all of us; the appearance of her father's ghost who tells her that when he died he went to God immediately and was fully immersed in love and understanding as we'll all be when we die; and an amazing regression experience which helps her understand that the purpose of reincarnation is opportunity, not karma. Wilson encourages readers to formulate healthy beliefs about God and the universe. She shows how embracing positive beliefs about life after death, especially, removes the fear of dying and enables us to get on with the wonderful business of living. She helps readers tap their own sixth sense and gives a problem-solving model that incorporates all the senses...the five traditional ones, the controversial sixth, and a seventh sense we often overlook in our desperate search for answers...common sense! And though she acknowledges that religious institutions have done much good in the world, she challenges them to admit to the damage they have also done with destructive teachings about life and death, and to replace them with better ones. To acknowledge that all religions are resources, not roadmaps, including their own. And to turn their buildings into lively classrooms where their members can find solutions to the real problems they face as human beings, using good ideas from all disciplines in society and rejecting the rest.
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Between the Gates of Heaven and Hell

Author: Lamont Z. Brown Phoenix King,Lamont Z. Brown

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426952619

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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Aspiration is derived upon the breath of hope. This is the message that Lamont Z. Brown conveys in this new collection of stories and poetry. We all face challenges in life; Between the Gates of Heaven and Hell is meant to inspire and motivate its readers to face those challenges. There are days when life is hard, and things don't always go our way; there are times when we have great days and forget about the bad times in a second. Aimed at a diverse audience, Between the Gates of Heaven and Hell speaks about love, life, and even death all experiences humans face at one time or another. Brown's work represents a realistic reflection of the distorted reality that we call existence. He presents stories and poetry that relate the challenges and mysteries of life. From a damaged relationship between a husband and wife that ends in a car crash to the lyrical poetry that explores life, he captures the true essence of our emotions. He takes you along on a journey with each of his characters, discovering who they are and what makes their worlds complete.
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Jonathan Edwards on Heaven and Hell

Author: Owen Strachan,Douglas Allen Sweeney

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575679259

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 7835

The question of the afterlife is, for many today, one of preference. Christians trained to evangelize unsaved people with the query, “If you were to die today, do you know where you would go – heaven or hell?” have grown befuddled when met with the response, “I don’t believe in heaven or hell.” Something in our culture has changed. The ground has shifted beneath our feet. We did not feel it. But change has come, just the same. We must reacquaint modern Christians with the eschatologically driven preaching and teaching of Edwards. This word “eschatological” may trip some readers up at first encounter, but it refers simply to “last things”, things of eternity and ultimate significance. We exhume Edwards' scripturally fired material on the reality of the afterlife, the terror of hell, the glories of heaven, and the shape life must take in light of these realities. If we accept the Word as our authority, and if we will allow Edwards to serve as our faithful and imaginative guide, we will find that God is alive. He is Lord of heaven and earth, the sovereign ruler of all Creation. He is not small. He can be found. He is not silent on the afterlife, and His testimony calls for our attention, our concern, and our whole-hearted worship and trust. Easily accessible and readable, you do not need to be a scholar to enjoy these insights about Jonathan Edwards and his writings.
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