The Veil of Silence concerns you more than you think! You come across it at every turn, whether in your personal life, in your family, in your church or congregation, or in your cities and nations. The Veil of Silence is the reason for inner coldness, loneliness, and the sense of being lost in darkness. Once you break it, you will be able to receive the immeasurable blessing of God and the authority to change your surroundings with His love. Every nation carries its own burden of guilt and trauma that is passed down through the generations, while a Veil of Silence prevents reconciliation, healing, and restoration. The German pastor, theologian, and activist, Jobst Bittner, writes in the light of the experience of German history. Hitler and the Holocaust caused a spiritual eclipse in Germany and covered entire generations with a Veil of Silence. Today, Germany is blessed and the country of "unmerited grace". If Breaking the Veil of Silence was possible in Germany, how much more so in your life, family, and nation? Through a captivating blend of history, theology, and psychology, Jobst Bittner provides a brave, discerning perspective on this Veil of Silence and proves that the weight of history can be lifted. It is a powerful and practical intervention and spiritual guide to reclaim our authority by uprooting all destructive tendencies of covering up the past, uncovering our own family history, rediscovering the Jewish roots of our faith, and moving forward into action. Once the veil is lifted, true healing, restoration, and change can begin.
Mark Twain said, "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you found out why." Why were YOU born? What is YOUR God Designed Destiny? Romans 8:19 states, "For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing (unveiling) of the (mature) sons of God." It's time for believers to know who they are and Whose they are! It's time for God's sons and daughters to step into their place of maturity, be unveiled, and steward the inheritance God longs to give them on this earth. This book contains 15 stories of ones who have broken through their Veil of Silence and are now walking out their Designed Destiny as Father God's mature sons and daughters. Each story will inspire you to maturity as His son or daughter. They also contain a prayer and/or declaration to you, the reader, that will encourage you to break through the veil of shame, guilt, embarrassment, generational curses, etc. that have kept you silent far too long!
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK “Explains powerfully how Muslim women are affected by the rise of fundamentalism.”—Dan Rather In recent years, the expanding movement of militant Islam has changed the way millions think, behave, dress, and live, but nowhere has its impact been more powerfully felt than in its dramatic, often devastating effect on the lives of women. Award-winning journalist Jan Goodwin traveled through ten Islamic countries and interviewed hundreds of Muslim women, from professionals to peasants, from royalty to rebels. The result is an unforgettable journey into a world where women are confined, isolated, even killed for the sake of a “code of honor” created and zealously enforced by men. Price of Honor brings to life a world in which women have become pawns in a bitter power game, and gives readers a provocative look inside Muslim society today—in their own words.
Unveiling the Veil, Breaking the Silence speaks to all. It does not have a name or a color; it does not care if you are rich or poor, male or female. It addresses everyone in every walk of life. It speaks to the heart, mind, and soul to help you reevaluate your life and the life of your loved ones. Domestic violence has no respect of a person and the fact that it has infiltrated our churches says so much to humanity as a whole. Please take this journey with me to break the silence!
Author: Katherine Bullock
Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Hijab (Islamic clothing)
Until now the bulk of the literature about the veil has been written by outsiders who do not themselves veil. This literature often assumes a condescending tone about veiled women, assuming that they are making uninformed decisions choices about veiling makes them subservient to a patriarchal culture and religion. “Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil” offers an alternative viewpoint, based on the thoughts and experiences of Muslim women themselves. This is the first time a clear and concise book-length argument has been made for the compatibility between veiling and modernity. Katherine Bullock uncovers positive aspects of the veil that are frequently not perceived by outsiders. “Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil” looks at the colonial roots of the negative Western stereotype of the veil. It presents interviews with Muslim women to discover their thoughts and experiences with the veil in Canada. The book also offers a positive theory of veiling. The author argues that in consumer capitalist cultures, women can find wearing the veil a liberation from the stifling beauty game that promotes unsafe and unhealthy ideal body images for women. This book also includes an extensive bibliography on topics related to Muslim women and the veil.
Out of print for two decades, Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence, the explosive international best-seller, is back with a new foreword analyzing the unprecedented impact it had on the lesbian community and mainstream culture. In new afterwords, the co-editors reveal how the book came to be and what happened to their lives when, for the first time in history, a lesbian book from a small publisher went mainstream. Each nun in these stories describes her individual and searing path in, or out of, the convent to discover and face the truth of herself. Still myth-shattering, the stories remind us of the courage required to live—and love—in congruence with our authentic selves. "Oblivious to the controversies that surrounded the initial publication of Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence, whether they originated within the Catholic Church or the lesbian feminist movement, thousands of readers across the decades have embraced the book and found their lives changed by its message of empowerment." - Joanne E. Passet, Ph.D., Professor of History, Indiana University East
Author: Unni Wikan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 1991-05-01
Through photographs and detailed case histories, Unni Wikan explores the strict segregation of women, the wearing of the burqa mask, the elaborate nuptial rituals, and the graceful quality of Oman's social relations. "Wikan does provide insights into the real position of these secluded and segregated women. . . . All this is interesting and valuable."—Ahdaf Soueif, Times Literary Supplement "The book is detailed, insightful, and . . . engrossing. Anyone interested in the day-to-day triumphs and sorrows of women who live 'behind the veil' will want to read this account."—Arab Book World "Wikan, a fine ethnographer, has an eye for everything that is distinctive about the culture and . . . builds up a wholly convincing picture. Above all, there is a sustained attempt to penetrate the inner lives of these strangely serene people."—Frank H. Stewart, Wilson Quarterly "This book will certainly be of interest to all scholars concerned with sexual identity in the Islamic world."—Henry Munson, American Anthropologist
For anyone who would like to be a gifted, holy vessel--to be among those who are chosen, set apart, and used by God in a unique way with dreams, visions, revelations, and manifestations--Opening the Matrix: A Journey Beyond the Veil is the perfect midwife to bring forth a greater calling in your life. Chief Apostle Diana Wright speaks to those who are striving to increase their faith in God, with the honest and sincere truth of an obedient servant living with the ear, eye, and heart of God. Included in this comprehensive handbook are photos of the eye of God, the handwriting of Jesus, an image of Michael Jackson appearing from the dead along with the words he spoke, and other astounding encounters and visitations. Written to help others learn how to recognize their self-worth, Opening the Matrix enables everyone to experience the favor of God through Jesus Christ, as He comforts and guides us with vivid consciousness and trust into a broader perspective of the kingdom. "When we are stagnated in our spiritual growth and face difficulty defining our purpose, we hunger for testimony from one whose walk and experience reflects the courage and strength we need in our faith."-Elizabeth Lang Arthur "This book is a phenomenal literature for those seeking a greater understanding of God's mysteries in the kingdom. It awakened my heart to pray more, and intercede for the nations."--Linda Leverette, House of Hope Ministries
Author: Troy Denning
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Release Date: 2012-01-10
The Lady of Pain. She rules the city of Sigil from behind a veil of perfect silence. Feared by mortal and gods alike, she flays her worshipers alive and casts her foes into inescapable labyrinths of despair. Only fools dare ask her to speak. And the Amnesian Hero has come with a question. When the god Poseidon tells a man with no memory how to recover his past, the unwitting warrior seeks out the Lady of Pain and finds himself banished to the Mazes. With the help of a beautiful - but dead - tiefling sorceress, a horned fiend with a dark disposition, and a deranged wind-priest who claims top be the center of the multiverse, he must discover the secret of the Lady's past - or confront a memory so horrifying it could tear him apart! The Silence is Broken.
Sania Craven is a normal thirteen-year-old girl. She does well at school, plays football with her classmates and lives in a happy home with two loving parents. She has no cares, no worries. However, this all changes the day her father dies. To cope with the death of her English husband, Sania's mother takes her on a journey back to India, the land of her birth, to reunite with her family. What Sania doesn't know is that this is no holiday, but possibly her new home for the rest of her life. Sania becomes embroiled in a world of culture clashes, prejudice and forced marriages; a world where sexual abuse and the subordination of women is commonplace and unquestioned. When her mother remarries and Sania too is forced into a marriage, she must learn to live her life in India until she can find a way to get home. But how? Who will hear her cries and wipe her tears? Who will see the tears behind the veil, who will hear her tears of silence? Who can she turn to for help and support? How many sacrifices can she endure for the promise of the freedom that she so desperately desires?
Tristan falls into the grip of despair and alcohol abuse as the result of betrayal, eventually understanding that his relationship fallout might not be the root cause of his demise. Before this unsurmountable pain, he is forced to face reality for the first time, having lived in denial for years. At every twist and turn of this journey, he collects pieces of the puzzle that would unravel the mystery of his life. With each discovery, it becomes clear that he has been living a lie all along, and that the people he most trusts have turned their backs on him. The truth finally comes to light when he finds the love of his life, only to realize that their past traumas will be detrimental to their happiness. Alone again, his rehabilitation, now in jeopardy, will depend on the excavation of his true self. The Veil of the Soul explores the resilience of the human spirit and shows another side to the suffering inherited from the Vietnam War.
Author: D. J. Murphy
Release Date: 2007
When Fatima Shihabi, an Iraqi poet and journalist, learns she is marked for death by Saddam Hussein's secret police, she flees Iraq, evading Saddam's helicopters hunting her in the desert, only to discover that no other country will grant her asylum. Her flight from Saddam's vengeance, and the extraordinary efforts of Charles Sherman, a Wall Street lawyer, to save her life, is the subject of this gripping novel, inspired by a true story. How Fatima and Charles, bound by their common humanity, love for each other, and fate, manage to thwart Saddam and achieve redemption sends a powerful message to the post-9/11 world. Their story points the way toward eventual reconciliation and synthesis between Islam and the West. D.J. Murphy is a retired international lawyer, whose practice included representation of refugees seeking asylum in the United States. The author contributes ten percent (10%) of net royalties derived from this book to the United Nations High Commission on Refugees.
Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2017 For fans of Donna Tartt and Megan Abbott, a novel about a woman whose family and identity are threatened by the secrets of her past, from the New York Times bestselling author of She's Not There On a warm August night in 1980, six college students sneak into the dilapidated ruins of Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary, looking for a thrill. With a pianist, a painter and a teacher among them, the friends are full of potential. But it’s not long before they realize they are locked in—and not alone. When the friends get lost and separated, the terrifying night ends in tragedy, and the unexpected, far-reaching consequences reverberate through the survivors’ lives. As they go their separate ways, trying to move on, it becomes clear that their dark night in the prison has changed them all. Decades later, new evidence is found, and the dogged detective investigating the cold case charges one of them—celebrity chef Jon Casey— with murder. Only Casey’s old friend Judith Carrigan can testify to his innocence. But Judith is protecting long-held secrets of her own – secrets that, if brought to light, could destroy her career as a travel writer and tear her away from her fireman husband and teenage son. If she chooses to help Casey, she risks losing the life she has fought to build and the woman she has struggled to become. In any life that contains a “before” and an “after,” how is it possible to live one life, not two? Weaving deftly between 1980 and the present day, and told in an unforgettable voice, Long Black Veil is an intensely atmospheric thriller that explores the meaning of identity, loyalty, and love. Readers will hail this as Boylan’s triumphant return to fiction.