Pocket Guide to the Afterlife

Author: Jason Boyett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470501283
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Fearless, deep, and snarky. And did I mention funny? Oh my goodness this guy is funny." —Dean Nelson, author, God Hides in Plain Sight, and director, Writer's Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Where do we go when we die? Will we have personal chats with God on fluffy clouds? What are the odds I will be devoured by a demon? Life's deepest mysteries question what happens when life is over. With Pocket Guide to the Afterlife, Jason Boyett becomes your tour guide to the Great Beyond. From the profound to the profane, from the light at the end of the tunnel to your ascension to the celestial void, here's everything you need to know this side of the everlasting Unknown, including What to expect upon arrival in destinations like Heaven, Purgatory, and the Chinvat Bridge Whether your understanding of the Christian Hell comes from the Bible or from an Italian poet Which dream scenarios you'll want to avoid because they predict your impending demise Why defibrillators are so important when it comes to having near-death experiences Pondering your eventual demise has never been so much fun.

Pocket Guide to Sainthood

Author: Jason Boyett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047050045X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Boyett's witty, weird, and sometimes even wise Pocket Guides are proof that the best things do come in small packages." —Daniel Radosh, author, Rapture Ready! We name our cities, hospitals, and churches after them. We flock to shrines bearing their remains. We ask for their help when we lose our keys. Who are these saints, what made them so holy, and what in the world are those birds doing on St. Francis's shoulder? Jason Boyett's Pocket Guide to Sainthood takes an intriguing and unflinching look at the fascinating—and fascinatingly weird—lives of the saints. Whether you are a Catholic desperately needing a patron, or a Protestant trying to identify your cabbie's bobblehead, this may be as close as you ever come to true holiness. Make the most of it by learning How St. Denis delivered his best sermon while holding his own decapitated head Why both hair shirts and nakedness are mainstays of saintly fashion Which saints are the patrons of bowel disorders, serial killers, and other useful categories What is involved in the canonization process, should you get so lucky?or martyred With Pocket Guide to Sainthood, virtue just got a whole lot more entertaining.

Pocket Guide to the Bible

Author: Jason Boyett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470498804
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Jason Boyett's Pocket Guides are smart and hilarious. And they're sneaky too: You don't realize how much you're learning because you're having so much fun." —AJ Jacobs, author, The Year of Living Biblically Americans consistently identify the Bible as the most influential book in history, but seriously: are you really reading it? Probably not. If all you know about the Bible are a few Psalms and the Christmas story, then you're missing out on a book that's wilder, weirder, and more entertaining than you ever imagined. With a stealthy combo of entertainment and insight, Jason Boyett's Pocket Guide to the Bible fills the gaps in your religious education. It introduces you to the characters you must know, reveals the thrilling development of the biblical canon, and details the less-churchy parts of Scripture (hello, sex and violence!). Don't miss out on discovering How God employs talking donkeys, mentally unstable prophets, and helpful prostitutes in his master plan Which moral failures may result in an old-fashioned smiting Why Catholic Bibles include books some Protestants refuse to recognize Whether your New International Version of the Bible may in fact be demonic With Pocket Guide to the Bible, you'll finally realize what's so good about the Good Book.

Pocket Guide to the Apocalypse

Author: Jason Boyett
Publisher: Relevant Media Group
ISBN: 9780976035718
Format: PDF, Docs
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A humorous look at our culture's ongoing obsession with the "End Times", features chapters such as "Apocalyptionary: A Glossary of the End Times" and "Fun with Eschatology." Original.

The Pocket Guide to the Afterlife

Author: Augusta Moore
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781596915848
Format: PDF
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A cleverly illustrated handbook to forty of the world’s most fascinating religions, complete with tips on how to make it to the Eternal Plane of your choosing. Are you a virtuous person with no religion to call your own? Have you finished planning your life but can’t decide what to do when it ends? Do you sometimes just get curious about Wiccan religious beliefs? I f you answered yes to any of these questions, then you’re in luck. In this essential guide to the afterlife, authors Augusta Moore and Elizabeth Ripley take us through religions from Ásatrú to Zoroastrianism, outlining their views of damnation, apocalypse, reincarnation, and more. Do you long to live out eternity on your very own planet? Check out the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Would you rather just lay out on the beach until the end of time? Druidism may be for you. Are you more of a stoic, no-frills type? Nirvana may be just what you need. Filled with handy diagrams, illustrations, and fun facts about each religion, The Pocket Guide to the Afterlife is the only book you’ll need for the rest of eternity.

A Guy s Guide to Life

Author: Jason Boyett
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418534552
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A Guy's Guide to Life: How to Become a Man in 224 Pages or Less is a teenage guy’s handbook to becoming a man with a healthy mind, body, and soul. What does society want of teen guys? To be independent, tough, and macho? To be a sensitive, caring metrosexual? To excel in school and sports and business? The challenges are many, and we haven't even mentioned the most important-and most frightening-topic of conversation: girls. The road to manhood is a perilous one. Guys need a guidebook, one that asks and answers the questions they're reluctant to discuss. They need a book that addresses the myths of manhood with a straightforward approach teenage guys will appreciate and absorb. Author Jason Boyett understands what many fail to realize—that somewhere between the awkwardness and braggadocio, the goofiness and the developing body, there is a real person struggling to make his mark on the world.

Pocket Guide to Adulthood

Author: Jason Boyett
Publisher: Relevant Books
ISBN: 9780976817505
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Boyett condenses the road to Grownupville into a highly informative, highly entertaining little package. Brimming with financial suggestions, decision-making guidelines, and practical advice, this handbook is "the" instruction manual on how to thrive as a twentysomething.

12 Major World Religions

Author: Jason Boyett
Publisher: Zephyros Press
ISBN: 9781623156923
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For billions of people, having a religious belief system provides purpose in life. For some, religion serves as a guide for moral behavior. Today's world is one in which our understanding of world religions is both understatedly important, as well as increasingly complex. After many years exploring the foundations of various world religions, Jason Boyett has written this comprehensive, easy-to-understand exploration of the twelve major world religions through a meticulous, yet unbiased lens. 12 Major World Religions offers an impartial look at where each of these belief systems intersects, how they differ, and why some have been―or are currently―misunderstood.

Things You Should Know by Now

Author: Jason Boyett
Publisher: Relevant Media Group Incorporated
ISBN: 9780971457683
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Let's face it: You don't know half as much as you let on. Sure, you were able to skate through college based on a decent work ethic and the ability to use words like "postmodernity" in appropriate situations. Also, you had good hair. And maybe you're still afloat after a couple years on the job, despite having just recently discovered that a 401(k) is not quite the same as the 4-1-1, yo. But now life is catching up with you. You're realizing that last night's pizza is probably not the healthiest breakfast food. That romantic relationships are hard. And that credit cards can be trouble. So basically you've got two choices. Option A: You ride this seat-of-your-pants thing as long as possible until you lose your pants altogether. Good luck with that. Wear clean underwear. Or Option B: Buy this book. It's helpfully titled Things You Should Know by Now: A Mini-Life Manual for the Quarterly Aged. Inside you'll find a collection of tips, suggestions, step-by-step outlines and self-important asides from twentysomething author Jason Boyett, all intended to help you navigate the choppy waters of love, work, money and healthy living. It's entertaining! It's occasionally insightful! And there's a chapter on How to Cook Eggs! Things You Should Know by Now is, in fact, the instruction manual on how to live and actually enjoy life, and that's not just back-of-the-book boasting. OK, it is, but still... you need to read this. Seriously. Book jacket.