Learning from the Free Books at Vyrso.com (3 more today, eh!!!)

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Oct 3 2013 11:53 AM

       I am overwhelmed by the generosity of Vyrso (Logos!) at the number of free books I've been downloading recently ....           more than I can currently read, although I have hopes of catching up ....

                        Thank you, Vyrso!    *smile*                             Psalm 29:11

            Today's were interesting in that I learned something -- in all my many years connected to Jesus' Church I don't remember coming across The Huegenot Cross!      Today I learned!     *smile*

              First, this piqued my interest ...

Two Crosses: A Novel


Two Crosses: A Novel

by Elizabeth Musser

$0.00 CAD $15.47 CAD

The glimmering Huguenot cross she innocently wears leads her deep into the shadows.

 When Gabriella Madison arrives in France in 1961 to continue her university studies, she doesn’t anticipate being drawn into the secretive world behind the Algerian war for independence from France. The further she delves into the war efforts, the more her faith is challenged.   ********** So ...    I looked up the Cross!                 Thanks once again Vyrso for pointing me to more of the richness of our Christian Heritage!   I found this: http://www.huguenot.netnation.com/general/cross.htm NHS page logo

The Huguenot Cross

History

Cross of Languedoc  

          The Cross shown here which has been adopted as the insignia of The National Huguenot Society          is both beautiful and symbolic.  It is not, however, exclusive to the Society.  It is          being used more and more throughout the world as a sign among the descendants of the Huguenots.          Many designs of the Cross have been worn by Huguenots throughout the years.  This particular          design was discovered by the Reverend Andrew Mailhet in the province of Languedoc, France, and dates          from at least the eighteenth century.  It has, therefore, become known as the Cross of Languedoc.
          It is impossible to know exactly when the Huguenots adopted the Huguenot Cross as a symbol and          confirmation of their faith.  However, it is believed to have been a sign of recognition among          the French Protestants as early as the 17th century.  It was patterned after the Order of          the Holy Spirit insignia worn by Henry IV of Navarre, who issued the Edict of Nantes          in 1598 to protect Protestant freedoms.  The           Huguenot Society of South Africa provides the following information as to its history:

          "The Huguenot cross was designed and first manufactured by a certain Mystre          of Nîmes in 1688. It has as its predecessor the badge of the Hospitaler           Knights of St John of Jerusalem also known as the Knights of Malta,          a religious and Crusader order founded in Jerusalem in the 7th century AD. In          1308 they occupied the island of Rhodes after the collapse of the Crusader states,          and in 1530 formed the order of the Knights of Malta after Rhodes was          surrendered to the Ottoman Turks. They lived for 4 centuries on the island of          Malta, hence the name Maltese Cross for the central part. (The Maltese          Cross is generally associated with fire and is the symbol of protection of fire          fighters in many countries)."
          "Other predecessors of the Huguenot Cross include the so-called Languedoc Cross,          and the order decoration of the Order of the Holy Spirit which Henry III          established on December 31st, 1578."          

Significance and Meaning

The gold Cross of Languedoc, with the official ribbon of the Society which is white, edged with stripes of French blue and gold has become the official insignia of The National Huguenot Society worn by members.  The Cross of Languedoc consists of four elements:

  •                   The insignia consists of an open four-petal Lily of France -- reminiscent of the Mother                  Country of France -- in which each petal radiates outward in the shape of a "V"                  to form a Maltese Cross.  The four petals signify the Four Gospels. Each petal, or arm, has at                  its outside periphery two rounded points at the corners.  These rounded points are regarded                  as signifying the Eight Beatitudes.                  

  •                   The four petals are joined together by four fleur-de-lis, also reminiscent of the Mother Country of                  France.  Each fleur-de-lis has has three petals.  The twelve petals of the four fleur-de-lis                  signify the Twelve Apostles.                   

  •                    An open space in the shape of heart is formed between each fleur-de-lis and the arms                  of the two petals with which it is joined.  This shape -- a symbol of loyalty --  suggests                  the seal of the great French Reformer, John Calvin.                   

  •                   A descending dove pendant representing the Saint Esprit or "Sainted Spirit" -- the guide and                  counselor of the Church -- is suspended from a ring of gold attached to the lower central petal.                  

Cross of Languedoc

 

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Philippians 4:  4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand..........

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 3 2013 12:13 PM

Milford Charles Murray:

       I am overwhelmed by the generosity of Vyrso (Logos!) at the number of free books I've been downloading recently ....           more than I can currently read, although I have hopes of catching up ....

                        Thank you, Vyrso!    *smile*                             Psalm 29:11

Though Vyrso does not need to offer these for free, the offer actually comes from David C Cook, the publisher.  The same price is available for the Kindle, the Nook, and several other e-readers.  I am grateful that Vyrso does participate in this promotion, but I am very grateful that David C Cook makes these and other books free throughout the week.

Blessings,
Floyd

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 3 2013 1:01 PM

Peace, Floyd!              Thanks so much for pointing this out!                           Well-Done!            and ...     Much-Appreciated Indeed!

                                                                                  *smile*

                                                                                                                    Kindest personal greetings!

Philippians 4:  4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand..........

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John | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 3 2013 7:31 PM

Floyd Johnson:

Though Vyrso does not need to offer these for free, the offer actually comes from David C Cook, the publisher.  The same price is available for the Kindle, the Nook, and several other e-readers.  I am grateful that Vyrso does participate in this promotion, but I am very grateful that David C Cook makes these and other books free throughout the week.

You are correct. And there have been other free vyrso offers in the past which were also free from other distribution channels. Those who pointed out that the generosity originated with the publisher and not vyrso were tarred and feathered Cool

Even so, regardless of which platform they are free on, I would rather pare down my library and eliminate the useless titles already in it ... than to add more useless titles just because they are free.

When Logos decides to give away NICNT for free then I will do a song and dance for them like Milford does now * smile* Yes

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 3 2013 8:06 PM

Thanks!

I also noticed a Jim Wallis book for free, which I picked up. I will tag it "Books I Dread", but helpful by way of a kind of paradox intention.Wink

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