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Light in Darkness

Light in Darkness

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This book is a concise and deliberate effort to communicate the Christian faith from the point of view of the Catholic Church by elaborating in detail such areas of the faith that many people have not been able to come to terms with in the living experience of their faith. The book seeks to answer such salient questions that pertain to theology, moral ethics, spirituality, doctrine and scripture. It also touches on the metaphysical nature of life after death. It is a good material for scholars, students of theology, catechetical instructions on the sacraments, the church and other doctrinal issues. There could be no other good companion during dull and relaxed moments than a copy of this book.

 
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Living in Righteousness

Living in Righteousness

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After one has received Christ as one’s personal Lord and Saviour, the next step is: Doing right in all places (Righteousness) without which, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Indeed Hebrews 12:14 SAYS: “Make every efforts to live at peace with all men and for holiness without which no one can see God”. Although, no matter how much one tries to live the life of righteousness, his righteousness is useless without Christ, for Christ is our righteousness. The Greek word dikaiosune is always translated as righteousness and is found 92 times in scripture whereas the English version of it is found 305 times in scripture and it means: Doing right in all places. Infact, it is only in Christ alone and by faith in His atonement can we live righteous lives (Rom 3:22-25; 4:1-22).

 
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Laughter From the River

Laughter From the River

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Laughter from the River captures the circle of life - the joys of birth through the travails of living to the mystery and sense of loss each death evokes. Egbe brings in this collection, a kaleidoscopic vision, a felicitous and challenging style, a breath of freshness making Laughter from the River a welcome first; a delight to feast!

 
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He Calms the Storm

He Calms the Storm

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A series of poetry which comprises of christian ideals and ideas.

 
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Don't Worry

Don't Worry

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There are varying styles to poetry and varied reasons why we write. For some people, it is simply a way to flaunt skills to carry out some specific purpose that lies within them at that point. Others – and I think I fall here – simply express that which weighs on the mind. Still there is the need to follow that proclamation made by Horace many years ago: literature must be dulce et utile (sweet and useful). Let it entertain (in sweetness) and instruct (being functional; useful). For many people, each day brings more reasons to frown than smile. Worry becomes a shadow that trails most of our lives limiting us in ways we cannot grasp. It becomes a weight that pulls us down. To move forward then, we need to let go of this worry and embrace such other things as would make the heaviness of life light. What are those things that we ought to do to rid ourselves of this worry? What are the things that would make us move to greater heights? For some of us, the answer stares us in the face and we refuse to accept them. For others, they have no idea and would need some instruction to grasp these seeming simple things. In the two cases there is a need to reemphasise how to release this worry and pick up vi greater habits that would be more beneficial for growth. We need a rethink and re-evaluation of our values. This is where the heart of Chieshe’s collection, Don’t Worry comes in. We are made to note, that yes, there are many things that can make us worry from failed aspirations to general failures.

 
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An Introspective Contemplation on the Priestly Ideals

An Introspective Contemplation on the Priestly Ideals

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In a world where the priesthood is facing dire challenges like sexual abuse of children, spiritual aridity, misappropriation of funds and gross materialism among others, there is a need for priests who are well experienced in ministry and have developed themselves not only spiritually but intellectually and psychologically to help their fellow priests live above the challenges of the 21st century. One of those refined priests in Northern Nigeria is Reverend Father Professor Moses Orhungur, a scholar and legend. Fr Moses Orhungur has lived up to this task of helping in guiding and instructing his fellow priests in line with the challenges of the time. This is what Father has done in 2008 at the annual retreat in the Catholic Diocese of Jalingo. In this eight chapter book, Father Orhungur has reflected on the essence of a retreat and the attitude of priests during retreats; the true ideals of the priesthood, the challenges of the Nigerian priests in the 21st century; the collective responsibility of all priests; Mary, our mother and model; a lesson on patience; and the importance of reconciliation. Each of these chapters has a unique message for a contemporary priest and the lay faithful. They offer an outstanding expose’ on the failure and strength of the priesthood. This revolutionary and scholarly message from Father do not only address the problems within the priesthood

 
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Aquinas Journal 2015

Aquinas Journal 2015

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The situation of unrest in the country calls for a more concerted effort to restore peace and stability. This can be done from many fronts. Proper to our milieu is education through the print media. To achieve this therefore, the editorial crew of the Aquinas’ Journal chose for 2015 to add more value to the matter with the theme: Violence in the Land and Journey to Peace. With this theme, the Journal identifies Boko Haram, unethical campaign languages, hate speeches sexual violence against women and the violence of Tiv/Fulani as common catalysts to conflict in the land. On a similar note, it offers the opportunity to consider/rethink once again our togetherness as a nation and present unity as an imperative in our sophisticated world. Having done these, alternative means of conflict resolution, reciprocity and Christian religious education are highlighted as the recipes for peaceful coexistence.

 
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New Face of Islam in Eastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin Essays in Honour of Simon Ottenberg

New Face of Islam in Eastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin Essays in Honour of Simon Ottenberg

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to hold its ground and reinvent itself for the new millennium. One of such manifestations is the increase in indigenous Muslim communities in Eastern Nigeria, one of Africa’s homogenous christian regions. New Face of Islam in Eastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin: Essays in Honour of Simon Ottenberg is a collection of chapters from different scholars who are vast in their respective fields of Islamic Studies. The essays provide a variegated outlay of issues in Islamic history that are relevant to the Nigerian and African intellectual and social discourse. The book makes interesting reading and is therefore recommended for scholars, researchers and the general public who are interested in issues on Islamic discourse.

 
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Living in Righteousness by Samson O

Living in Righteousness by Samson O

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This book has carefully addressed issues of life that have significant relationship with our journey from the mundane to heavenly bliss. The author prays that as you go through the book, you will take a decision to live in righteousness and enjoy the goodness of the Lord here on earth and in the world to come. Do not give up. You can make it if you are determined. Jesus is Lord!

 
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Found Light in Darkness

Found Light in Darkness

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This book is a concise and deliberate effort to communicate the Christian faith from the point of view of the Catholic Church by elaborating in detail such areas of the faith that many people have not been able to come to terms with in the living experience of their faith. The book seeks to answer such salient questions that pertain to theology, moral ethics, spirituality, doctrine and scripture. It also touches on the metaphysical nature of life after death. It is a good material for scholars, students of theology, catechetical instructions on the sacraments, the church and other doctrinal issues. There could be no other good companion during dull and relaxed moments than a copy of this book.

 
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Contemporary Sex

Contemporary Sex

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Many scholars have done studies in the area of sex education. Yet no treatment of sex education can be considered more credible from a Christian perspective than this. In this book, Contemporary Sex Education in the Light of Christianity, the author understands human sexuality as a fundamental modality of how we relate to other people, to ourselves and to God. Hence, sexuality is seen as a mystery of covenant between God and human kind. The author again sees sexual activity as being tied to one’s total development as a human person. Human beings exist and function as sexual persons; i.e sexuality is a characteristic of our very human nature and therefore, should be used to facilitate growth towards identity and maturity. Consequently, to understand our sexuality there is need for sex education with guidelines for the use and understanding of the sex act. I endorse this book. As a scholarly work, the author has been able to draw from many sources in a comprehensive and cogent message. While the topics covered here are controversial, they are handled with sober reflection and academic honesty. It is expected that the reader of this book of whatever age, at the end of going through would have acquired a rich knowledge of how to overcome his or her sexual problems. To the author’s credit, this book remains readable for every category of students, the teacher and the concerned Christian.

 
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An Introspective Contemplation on the Priestly Ideals

An Introspective Contemplation on the Priestly Ideals

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In a world where the priesthood is facing dire challenges like sexual abuse of children, spiritual aridity, misappropriation of funds and gross materialism among others, there is a need for priests who are well experienced in ministry and have developed themselves not only spiritually but intellectually and psychologically to help their fellow priests live above the challenges of the 21st century. One of those refined priests in Northern Nigeria is Reverend Father Professor Moses Orhungur, a scholar and legend. Fr Moses Orhungur has lived up to this task of helping in guiding and instructing his fellow priests in line with the challenges of the time. This is what Father has done in 2008 at the annual retreat in the Catholic Diocese of Jalingo. In this eight chapter book, Father Orhungur has reflected on the essence of a retreat and the attitude of priests during retreats; the true ideals of the priesthood, the challenges of the Nigerian priests in the 21st century; the collective responsibility of all priests; Mary, our mother and model; a lesson on patience; and the importance of reconciliation. Each of these chapters has a unique message for a contemporary priest and the lay faithful.

 
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