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In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000 The Bible has been called the best-selling book of all time, though the term itself comes from biblia, Greek for a collection of books. The Bible developed gradually, over many centuries, as the result of cultural interaction and exchange among many different societies. Over time, some texts were accepted as part of the canon of belief, while others were excluded as apocryphal and heretical. Out of this rich diversity and cultural complexity emerged the modern Bible. In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000 tells the story of this formative period. The exhibition brings together a rare assemblage of several important early Hebrew and Christian bibles—the first time many of these fragile treasures have been shown to the public.

Nickel and Dimed Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America is a book written by Barbara Ehrenreich. Written from her perspective as an undercover journalist, it sets out to investigate the impact of the 1996 welfare reform act on the working poor in the United States. In some ways it is similar to George Orwell's much earlier Down and Out in Paris and London, German investigative reporter Günter Wallraff's Ganz Unten (The Lowest of the Low), John Howard Griffin's Black Like Me, or, even earlier, Robert Tressell's The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists and Jack London's The People of the Abyss. The events related in the book took place between spring 1998 and summer 2000. The book was first published in 2001 by Metropolitan Books.

Sketches : Kevin Ragnott - StumbleUpon Contact Blog | Facebook | Copyright 2010 KCRWorks Arthouse Page 1 Ryan Seacrest - The official entertainment news site of American Idol host and American Top 40 on air radio personality! (Screenshot: YouTube) It’s one of the most nerve racking times in any teenage boy’s life, but Jason Pitts went above and beyond the call of duty to ask a girl to prom. Jason’s crush Lianna Cohen was surprised in her third period class when Jason strolled in unannounced with guitar in hand and serenaded her with an original song (read the lyrics here). Moments later, Jason was joined by a boy band of finger-snapping back-up singers which turned Lianna into a deeper shade of red. Watch the adorable video below!

'Glo' Digital Bible Answers: What Would Jesus Click? Call it Bible 2.0: Glo, a "Bible for a digital world," goes on sale today for $90. Function-wise, it's analogous to DVD-based digital encyclopedias. The NIV text is linked with more than 500 360-degree panoramas of holy sites, 7,500 encyclopedia articles, 2,400 photos, 700 pieces of art, and 3.5 hours of HD video. About How Full Is Your Bucket? How did you feel after your last interaction with another person? Did that person -- your spouse, best friend, coworker, or even a stranger -- "fill your bucket" by making you feel more positive? Or did that person "dip from your bucket," leaving you more negative than before? Before I Die & Candy Chang - StumbleUpon What matters most to you Interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in public. After losing someone she loved and falling into depression, Chang created this experiment on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with her neighbors. The project gained global attention and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 1000 Before I Die walls have now been created in over 70 countries, including Kazakhstan, Iraq, Haiti, China, Ukraine, Portugal, Japan, Denmark, Argentina, and South Africa. The walls are an honest mess of the longing, pain, joy, insecurity, gratitude, fear, and wonder you find in every community, and they reimagine public spaces that nurture honesty, vulnerability, trust and understanding.

60 Ways To Make Life Simple Again When we were young life was easier, right? I know sometimes it seems that way. But the truth is life still is easy. It always will be. The only difference is we’re older, and the older we get, the more we complicate things for ourselves. You see, when we were young we saw the world through simple, hopeful eyes.

Coexist? « Wiser Time I don’t know what’s sadder about this – that your depictions of the conflicts between these groups is so misguided, or that you would, as a Christian, take the position that the peaceful coexistence of religions is somehow a bad idea. To begin with: C is bound by the Koran to honor the religions of the book – at the very least, T and X. Some don’t, but most do; you’re far better off being T or X than atheist in most muslim nations.

Dream Big by Peter Fecteau “Dream Big” was a year-long project in which Pete created a mosaic of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. using 4,242 Rubik’s Cubes. > petefecteau.com

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