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Author Topic: Reccomended Reading For The Christmas Season  (Read 1413 times)

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Reccomended Reading For The Christmas Season
« on: November 13, 2005, 12:50:58 AM »

Greetings and peace

CHRISTmas is coming upon us once again and I don't know how many here celebrate it with their families but I know that I and I do, regardless of the Christian affiliation it implies.

Anyway. My family is asking what I want for Christmas and I'd like to be modest but also ask for some worthwhile things. Whats some vItal reading and books you'd reccomend? Authors accepted too. I've already got what is currently a satisfactory amount of Haile Selassie I/Marcus Garvey books, just so its established.

Anticipating replies.

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« Last Edit: November 13, 2005, 01:20:08 AM by Positive_Vibration »


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Re: Reccomended Reading For The Christmas Season
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2005, 04:41:36 PM »

I don't really know of many, being new to Rasta and all. I will be interested to see what all comes up.



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Re: Reccomended Reading For The Christmas Season
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2005, 11:30:44 PM »

How about:

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

A Testament of Hope:The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way
(Great book whether you're Christian, Rasta, or whatever. I like it because the author doesn't try to sell blind pacifism, but instead shows you a path of active nonviolent resistance that he says may have to turn violent if necessary)

Complete Idiot's Guide to Simple Living
(This crazy book talks about everything from how to attain debtlessness to how you can live without (or with very minimal) electricity)

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Re: Reccomended Reading For The Christmas Season
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2005, 05:45:12 AM »


Im Gods Son, Son of man, Son of Marcus Garvey /
Rastafari irie / Hail Haile Selassie

Admittedly, upon first sight of the timeworn painting I thought it to be nothing more than some weathered tribute to Haile Selassie I, the former Ethiopian Emperor seemingly composed in the portrait like the Biblical Messiah, as the Rastafari absolutely believed. Rendered there on the worn wooden plank I thought the likeness was nothing less than an exacting oneof Selassie. Moments later I would find myself stunned into the revelation that the image was not a depiction of Haile Selassie at all, but a 1500 year old icon of Jesus Christ found in an ancient monastery in Sinai, Egypt. Amazed, I gazed long into this forgotten face of Christ completely mesmerized.

The uncanny resemblance between the image of Christ painted on the weathered wooden slab and the former Ethiopian Emperor was haunting. Equally as haunting were the sweeping waves of recollection baptizing my memory; the legendary prophecy credited to Marcus Garvey, the scriptures drawn from the Bible likening Selassie to the promised Messiah, and a convergence of events seventy years ago that converted several thousand Christianized Jamaicans into believers that the emperor of Ethiopia and the Messiah of the Bible were one and the same. And the longer I gazed at the strange and ancient portrait, the greater grew my cause to ponder whether the Rastas had been right.

St. Paco, In His Image: Haile Selassie, Bob Marley and the Second Coming of Christ

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