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Nueva Biblia Latinoamericana de Hoy

La Biblia es una recopilación de textos que en un principio eran documentos separados (llamados «libros»), escritos primero en hebreo, arameo y griego durante un periodo muy dilatado y después reunidos para formar el Tanaj (Antiguo Testamento para los cristianos) y luego el Nuevo Testamento. Ambos testamentos forman la Biblia cristiana. En sí, los textos que componen la Biblia fueron escritos a lo largo de aproximadamente 1000 años (entre el 900 a. C. y el 100 d. C.). Los textos más antiguos se encuentran en el Libro de los Jueces («Canto de Débora») y en las denominadas fuentes «E» (tradición elohísta) y «J» (tradición yahvista) de la Torá (llamada Pentateuco por los cristianos), que son datadas en la época de los dos reinos (siglos X a VIII a. C.). El libro completo más antiguo, el de Oseas es también de la misma época. El pueblo judío identifica a la Biblia con el Tanaj, no consintiendo bajo ningún concepto el término Antiguo Testamento y no acepta la validez del llamado Nuevo Testamento, reconociéndose como texto sagrado únicamente al Tanaj. El canon de la Biblia que conocemos hoy fue sancionado por la Iglesia católica, bajo el pontificado de san Dámaso I, en el Sínodo de Roma del año 382, y esta versión es la que Jerónimo de Estridón tradujo al latín. Dicho canon consta de 73 libros: 46 constitutivos del llamado Antiguo Testamento, incluyendo 7 libros llamados actualmente Deuterocanónicos (Tobit, Judit, I Macabeos, II Macabeos, Sabiduría, Eclesiástico y Baruc) —que han sido impugnados por judíos y protestantes— y 27 del Nuevo Testamento. Fue confirmado en el Concilio de Hipona en el año 393, y ratificado en los Concilios III de Cartago, en el año 397, y IV de Cartago, en el año 419. Cuando reformadores protestantes lo impugnaron, el canon católico fue nuevamente confirmado por decreto en la cuarta sesión del Concilio de Trento del 8 de abril de 1546. Ninguna de estas decisiones fue reconocida ni asumida por muchos protestantes, surgidos a partir del siglo XVI, ni por distintas denominaciones vinculadas al protestantismo surgidas a partir del siglo XIX. El canon de las Biblias cristianas ortodoxas es aún más amplio que el canon de las Biblias católicas romanas, e incluye el Salmo 151, la Oración de Manasés, el Libro III de Esdras y el Libro III de los Macabeos. En adición a estos, el Libro IV de Esdras y el Libro IV de los Macabeos figuran, asimismo, como apéndices en muchas importantes versiones y ediciones de la Biblia cristiana ortodoxa. El Antiguo Testamento narra principalmente la historia de los hebreos y el Nuevo Testamento la vida, muerte y resurrección de Jesús, su mensaje y la historia de los primeros cristianos. El Nuevo Testamento fue escrito en lengua griega koiné. En él se cita con frecuencia al Antiguo Testamento de la versión de los Setenta, traducción al griego del Antiguo Testamento realizada en Alejandría (Egipto) en el siglo III a. C. La Biblia es para los creyentes la palabra de Dios por ser indudable para estos su inspiración divina. Es un libro eminentemente espiritual y habla sobre la historia de la humanidad, su creación, su caída en el pecado y su salvación, que expone cómo el Dios creador se ha relacionado, se relaciona y se relacionará con el ser humano. De igual forma, la Biblia expone los atributos y el carácter de Dios. Para los creyentes cristianos, la Biblia es la principal fuente de fe y doctrina en Cristo. En el siglo XVI los diferentes movimientos de la Reforma Protestante comenzaron a experimentar un alto desgaste en discusiones filosóficas y a separarse unos de otros; para menguar este problema se definió el principio llamado «sola escritura», que significa que solamente la Biblia puede ser considerada fuente de doctrina cristiana. Para la Iglesia Católica Romana, además de la Biblia, también son fuente doctrinal la Tradición, las enseñanzas de los Padres de la Iglesia (discípulos de los apóstoles), y las decisiones emanadas de los Concilios. Esta divergencia entre cristianos se intensificó después de 1870, cuando el papa Pío IX promulgó la constitución Pastor Aeternus, del Concilio Vaticano I, que reafirma el Primado Romano y proclama la infalibilidad del papa en asuntos de fe, moral y doctrina cristiana (dogma de la infalibilidad papal) cuando habla ex cathedra (18 de julio de 1870) en cuanto único «sucesor de Pedro» y, consecuentemente, «custodio y depositario de las llaves del Reino de los Cielos». Mientras que los cristianos protestantes rechazan esta aseveración y consideran como cabeza única de la iglesia a Jesucristo. Para ambas partes esta gran diferencia ya no es considerada tan solo en términos filosóficos o religiosos, sino como designios divinos plasmados y asentados en la Biblia misma. Para los judíos ortodoxos, por supuesto, el Nuevo Testamento no tiene validez. El judaísmo rabínico considera como fuente de doctrina el Talmud, mientras los caraítas defienden desde el siglo VIII el Tanaj como única fuente de fe.

Muertos incómodos

Una serie de desconcertantes llamadas que supuestamente provienen de un militante estudiantil asesinado en 1971, ponen a Héctor Belascoarán Shayne, detective independiente, sobre la pista de un tal «Morales», fuente y eje de innumerables crímenes protagonizados a la sombra del aparato estatal mexicano. Simultáneamente, en la selva chiapaneca, el investigador zapatista Elías Contreras recibe la comisión de seguir las huellas de un tal «Morales» y que, según los papeles que la familia del novelista español Manuel Vázquez Montalbán hace llegar al EZLN, estaba involucrado en misteriosas operaciones criminales en los últimos años y en una extraña relación que va de Barcelona a la ciudad de México pasando por Chiapas. Novela policiaca escrita a cuatro manos en singulares circunstancias y que asocia por primera vez en la historia del género a un conocido dirigente social con un novelista, «Muertos incómodos» es, al mismo tiempo, un descenso a los infiernos de los abusos del poder en México. A esta primera edición en formato de libro en México seguirán de inmediato ediciones en España, Estados Unidos, Italia, Francia, Colombia, Argentina, Gran Bretaña, Alemania, Suecia, Brasil y Portugal, y las regalías de los derechos de autor irán a una ONG que realiza labor social en Chiapas.

La Muerte Del Papa

A partir de documentos relativos a la misteriosa muerte del papa Juan Pablo I, el autor desarrolla una envolvente trama en la que tendrán un papel fundamental las misivas intercambiadas entre el difunto pontífice y la hermana Lucía, la última superviviente de las visiones de Fátima. Una historia que enfrentará al lector con

Within Arm’s Reach

SUMMARY: Gracie McLaughlin is an advice columnist who finds it difficult to live by the advice she gives.Within Arm’s Reachfollows three generations of the McLaughlins, an Irish Catholic family who is jarred into crisis by Gracie’s unexpected pregnancy. This lyrical first novel is told through six different points of view: the unmarried Gracie, her sister Lila, their parents, their matriarchal grandmother, and a family outsider with a curious connection. As the McLaughlins respond to the profound change in Gracie’s life, their own memories and personal stories begin to emerge. Ann Napolitano creates a family quilt of sorts, each person’s life and actions closely woven throughout the fabric of the past, present, and future.Within Arm’s Reachis a rich and deeply satisfying narrative of guilt, love, betrayal, and the ultimate loyaltythat of blood.

When Twilight Comes

He’d waited for this day – this woman – for forever it seemed. Harry Ballantine had been a prisoner of Fernhaven forest and now he found the key to his salvation in Jenna Dante. But would she surrender to him before she left the hidden hamlet?
With an angry ex on her tail and rain pouring, the last thing Jenna Dante needed was car trouble and a cranky child. Her only option was to seek refuge in the desolate hotel on the hill in Fernhaven. But the restored walls seemed to hold more than memories. For Jenna they vibrated with life and an all-male seduction she could only see and feel in her mind. But when danger came to call, she would need flesh-and-blood protection – and maybe something more lethal…like transcending love.

Velvet, Leather & Lace

Velvet, Leather & Lace, a hot new lingerie catalogue company, is launching “”stunt lingerie””–Wispy little nothings that can be removed with the slightest tug. The global satellite fashion show is just a week away, and partners Jamie, Samantha and Mia are coming apart as fast as their underwear. Samantha has put off her current lover so many times he’s about to kidnap her. And what if the press discovers Jamie is actually a man? Ex-girlfriend Lorna Sutton offers to front for Jamie-but not for payment … for payback. Then set contractor Joe O’Ryan decides to test Mia’s claim she doesn’t like sex.

Toxic Bachelors

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They were the best of friends and the most daunting of bachelors . . . . Charlie Harrington, a charming, handsome philanthropist, has such high expectations for his perfect bride that no mortal need apply . . . Adam Weiss, a forty-something celebrity lawyer, prefers his women very young, very voluptuous, and very short term . . . And for Gray Hawk, a gifted artist with a knack for attracting troubled relationships, women are fine; it’s just the idea of family he can’t imagine (particularly the family of the woman he’s dating).
Now, the three friends, spending their annual summer vacation cruising the Mediterranean aboard Charlie’s majestic yacht, are about to have their bachelorhoods rocked. By autumn, all three will fall precipitously into relationships they never saw coming. Charlie begins dating a crusading social worker who couldn’t be further from his ideal – until he makes a stunning discovery about her. Adam gets involved with his usual twenty-something bombshell – only this one has a remarkable mind of her own. And Gray, who has avoided both business and family like the plague, has managed to fall head over heels for a successful career woman – who just happens to be a mother as well.
As another holiday on the yacht approaches, and with it, a turning point in each man’s life, the three bachelors are forced to face the things that scare them most: their phobias about relationships, the wounds of the past – and the kind of women who challenge their deepest terrors. What happens next will spark big changes for Charlie, Adam, and Gray – and might just put an end to their carousing days forever. For as the once-carefree trio is about to discover, love is the most unpredictable adventure of all.
Filled with all the joy, complexity and unexpected surprises of life, *Toxic Bachelors* is Danielle Steel at her poignant and penetrating best.
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**Praise for Danielle Steel**
“Steel is one of the best!”**—*Los Angeles Times***
“Few modern writers convey the pathos of family and material life with such heartfelt empathy.”**—*The Philadelphia Inquirer***
“Steel pulls out all the emotional stops. . . . She delivers!”**—*Publishers Weekly***
“What counts for the reader is the ring of authenticity.”**—*San Francisco Chronicle***
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Danielle Steel explores the perils of dating, relationships and love in a novel that takes us into the intoxicating, infuriating world of three charming single men

Touching darkness

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The Midnighters of Bixby, Oklahoma, know that their town is full of secrets. These five teenagers are the only ones who know about the mysterious hour at midnight when the world freezes, except for them and the creatures that inhabit the darkness.

But they do not know why earlier generations of Midnighters all disappeared, or why they are now the only Midnighters in town. As they learn more about the secret hour’s twists and turns, they uncover terrifying mysteries woven into the very fabric of Bixby’s history, and a conspiracy that touches both the midnight hour and the world of daylight.

At the same time, the Midnighters’ own secrets start to emerge, including some that were never meant to come to light, changing the fragile dynamics among the five.

This time Jessica Day is not the only Midnighter in mortal danger, and if the group can’t find a way to come together, they could lose one of their own — forever.

A tale of betrayal, horrifying revelations, and powerful alliances, touching darkness is the second volume of the riveting Midnighters trilogy by acclaimed author Scott Westerfeld.

About the Author

Scott Westerfeld is the author of ten books for young adults, including Peeps, The Last Days, and the Midnighters trilogy. He was born in Texas in 1963, is married to the Hugo-nominated writer Justine Larbalestier, and splits his time between New York and Sydney. His latest book is Extras, the fourth in the bestselling Uglies series.

Time Management for System Administrators

Time Management for System Administrators by Thomas A. Limoncelli
Time is a precious commodity, especially if you’re a system administrator. No other job pulls people in so many directions at once. Users interrupt you constantly with requests, preventing you from getting anything done. Your managers want you to get long-term projects done but flood you with requests for quick-fixes that prevent you from ever getting to those long-term projects. But the pressure is on you to produce and it only increases with time. What do you do?
The answer is time management. And not just any time management theory–you want *Time Management for System Administrators*, to be exact. With keen insights into the challenges you face as a sys admin, bestselling author Thomas Limoncelli has put together a collection of tips and techniques that will help you cultivate the time management skills you need to flourish as a system administrator.
*Time Management for System Administrators* understands that an Sys Admin often has competing goals: the concurrent responsibilities of working on large projects and taking care of a user’s needs. That’s why it focuses on strategies that help you work through daily tasks, yet still allow you to handle critical situations that inevitably arise.
Among other skills, you’ll learn how to:
* Manage interruptions
* Eliminate timewasters
* Keep an effective calendar
* Develop routines for things that occur regularly
* Use your brain only for what you’re currently working on
* Prioritize based on customer expectations
* Document and automate processes for faster execution
What’s more, the book doesn’t confine itself to just the work environment, either. It also offers tips on how to apply these time management tools to your social life. It’s the first step to a more productive, happier you.

Those Who Save Us

SUMMARY: For fifty years, Anna Schlemmer has refused to talk about her life in Germany during World War II. Her daughter, Trudy, was only three when she and her mother were liberated by an American soldier and went to live with him in Minnesota. Trudy’s sole evidence of the past is an old photograph: a family portrait showing Anna, Trudy, and a Nazi officer, the Obersturmfuhrer of Buchenwald. Driven by the guilt of her heritage, Trudy, now a professor of German history, begins investigating the past and finally unearths the dramatic and heartbreaking truth of her mother’s life. Combining a passionate, doomed love story, a vivid evocation of life during the war, and a poignant mother/daughter drama, Those Who Save Us is a profound exploration of what we endure to survive and the legacy of shame.

The Summer Guest

SUMMARY: Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for his radiant novel in stories, Mary and O’Neil, Justin Cronin has already been hailed as a writer of astonishing gifts. Now Cronin’s new novel, The Summer Guest, fulfills that promise—and more. With a rare combination of emotional insight, narrative power, and lyrical grace, Cronin transforms the simple story of a dying man’s last wish into a rich tapestry of family love. On an evening in late summer, the great financier Harry Wainwright, nearing the end of his life, arrives at a rustic fishing camp in a remote area of Maine. He comes bearing two things: his wish for a day of fishing in a place that has brought him solace for thirty years, and an astonishing bequest that will forever change the lives of those around him.From the battlefields of Italy to the turbulence of the Vietnam era, to the private battles of love and family, The Summer Guest reveals the full history of this final pilgrimage and its meaning for four people: Jordan Patterson, the haunted young man who will guide Harry on his last voyage out; the camp’s owner Joe Crosby, a Vietnam draft evader who has spent a lifetime “trying to learn what it means to be brave”; Joe’s wife, Lucy, the woman Harry has loved for three decades; and Joe and Lucy’s daughter Kate—the spirited young woman who holds the key to the last unopened door to the past.As their stories unfold, secrets are revealed, courage is tested, and the bonds of love are strengthened. And always center stage is the place itself—a magical, forgotten corner of New England where the longings of the human heart are mirrored in the wild beauty of the landscape. Intimate, powerful, and profound, The Summer Guest reveals Justin Cronin as a storyteller of unique and marvelous talent. It is a book to treasure.From the Hardcover edition.

The Star Scroll

EDITORIAL REVIEW: As High Prince and Princess, Rohan and Sioned must keep both the peace and the secret of the dragons. But the legacy of their evil predecessor remains-and as their son Pol grows up, the kingdom splits in what may become a bloody battle for the crown. To make things worse, a long-vanquished foe vows to destroy the Prince. The only hope of defeating their dark sorcery lies in reclaiming the knowledge so carefully concealed in the long-lost Star Scroll.

The smoke room: a novel of suspense

SUMMARY: From the terror of a lightless, smoke-clogged building to the secrets kept by the men and women who trust their partners with their lives, Earl Emerson knows the world of firefighting like no other author–and writes about it with passion and piercing honesty. In his remarkable new thriller, Emerson fuses together a gripping drama with unforgettable scenes of peril that, in this realm, can explode at any second.Jason Gun, a risk-taking rookie firefighter who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, has found in his firehouse the family he never had as a child. Then, in one ill-fated turn of events, it all begins to go wrong.A bizarre accident brings a thrill-seeking woman into Engine Company 29–and into Jason’s life. Suddenly, his future on the job is at risk. Two fellow firefighters know that he missed a call because of some sexual heroics at the wrong time and place. Now, deeply in their debt, he will find out what kind of men his partners really are.When these two firefighters come upon a fortune in missing bearer bonds–money found in a dead man’s house–Jason is forced to become an accessory to their crime. And when evidence of their greed, foolishness, and thievery begins to emerge, Jason is witness to an even darker deed.Suddenly, the twenty-four-year-old, who only wanted to do the right thing, is trapped behind a wall of silence. Trying to undo his mistake, Jason moves further into the darkness, where a beautiful young woman might just be his emotional rescue–or yet one more very wrong move. Unfortunately for Jason, the worst isn’t behind him. Like a fire hit by wind, the killing has raged out of control.Capturing the thin line that separates a hero from a criminal, and an enemy from a friend, Earl Emerson’s new novel is a gripping tale of a man’s dangerous fall from grace–and of his fierce battle for redemption.From the Hardcover edition.

The Skein of Lament

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The Weavers’ grip on Saramyr’s rulers has grown ever more powerful, and all the while, the blight they have brought grows harsher. The land is slipping into civil war. In the mounting chaos, Kaiku and the orphaned heir-Empress must fight for their destiny and their survival, as Saramyr succumbs to the twisting of the Weave and the unknowable ambitions of the secretive Weavers.

Written by young publishing phenomenon Chris Wooding, The Braided Path is a dark, manga-influenced fantasy of a terrifying world—a world across which plays a spellbinding plot of power, violence, and betrayal. Still in his twenties, Chris Wooding has published 18 books, including the Broken Sky series, which has sold more than 200,000 copies in the U.S. alone. He is also a winner of Britain’s prestigious Silver Smarties Prize for his acclaimed novel, The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray, which he is now adapting for a Hollywood film.

About the Author

Chris Wooding is 26. He has had more than a dozen novels published including the Silver Smartie Award-winning THE HAUNTING OF ALAIZABEL CRAY and the much praised POISON. HAUNTING has been bought by Hollywood and Chris has been employed to write the screenplay. He lives in North West London.

The Penelopiad

From Publishers Weekly

Drawing on a range of sources, in addition to The Odyssey, Atwood scripts the narrative of Penelope, the faithful and devoted wife of Odysseus and her 12 maids, who were killed upon the master’s return. Atwood proposes striking interpretations of her characters that challenge the patriarchal nature of Greek mythology. The chapters transition between the firsthand account of Penelope and the chorus of maids as listeners are taken from Penelope’s early life to her afterlife. Laural Merlington charmingly delivers the witty and perceptive Penelope with realistic inflection and emphasis. Some of her vocal caricatures seem over the top, but most voices maintain a resemblance to our perceptions of these mythic people. The maids are presented as a saddened chorus by a cloning of Merlington’s voice. These dark figures speak straightforwardly in their accusations of Penelope and Odysseus, while, at other times, they make use of rhyming. This format works well, though sometimes the cadence and rhyming scheme are off beat. This benefits the production by creating an eerie resonance and haunting demeanor that enhances this engaging tale.
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Review

National Bestseller

The Penelopiad_ _is a brilliant tour de force that takes an aspect of The Odyssey_ _and opens up new vistas. . . . Atwood takes Penelope’s braininess and puts her at the centre. . . . Odysseus’s 20-year absence leaves lots of room for development; this is just the kind of thing that a retelling of a myth should do. . . . [Atwood] turns a gruesome, barbaric episode into an ironic tragedy of double agents.”
–_National Post_

“Two things are apparent when you begin reading The Penelopiad. First, this is a writer who is confidently at the height of her powers. And, second, she’s having fun.”
–_The Vancouver Sun
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“Atwood’s putting Penelope in the starring role is a fine and fresh revisioning. . . . Somehow (it is a measure of her genius that one cannot quite say how), she makes us hear the voice of Penelope, reflecting in Hades on her life, as if it were the voice of the most interesting gossip you have ever had coffee with. . . . This is a wonderful book.”
–_The Globe and Mail _

“Feels like a breath of fresh air blown in from the Mediterranean Sea. . . . The Penelopiad_ _is Atwood in top form. The woman who wrote The Handmaid’s Tale_ _hasn’t lost her acerbic touch.”
–_The Gazette _(Montreal)

“What . . . emerge[s] is a startling commentary on the responsibility of power, and of how privilege can shade into complicity. The Penelopiad_ is anything but a woe-is-woman discourse. . . . _adds Atwood’s sly, compassionate voice to the myth of Odysseus and Penelope and, in doing so, increases its already great depth.”
–_Calgary Herald_

“In this exquisitely poised book, Atwood blends intimate humour with a finely tempered outrage at the terrible injustice of the maids, phrasing both in language as potent as a curse.”
–_Sunday Times _(UK)

“Penelope flies with the help of the sardonic, dead-pan voice Atwood lends her, a tone — half Dorothy Parker, half Desperate housewives.”
–_The Independent _(UK)

“‘Spry’ is a word that could almost have been invented to describe Margaret Atwood, who beadily and wittily retells the events surrounding The Odyssey_ _through the voice of Penelope. Pragmatic, clever, domestic, mournful, Penelope is a perfect Atwood heroine.”
–_The Spectator _(UK)

“Alter[s] one’s point of view toward [the story], imbuing it with a modern sensibility yet revealing some eternal truths about men, women, and the issue of power, including the power to shape a narrative. . . . Atwood shows with intelligence and wit just how complicated and unpretty love can be.”
–_O, The Oprah Magazine_

“Along with her presentation of the hallucinatory maids and Penelope’s straight talk about her husband, her girly laments about the ferocious competition of Helen and her queenly worries about fending off the suitors, Atwood’s brilliance emerges in the skillful way she has woven her own research on the anthropological underpinnings of Homer’s epic into the patterns of her own stylized version of the poem. . . . A fascinating and rather attractive version of this old, old story, a creation tale about the founding of our civilization meant to be heard over and over and over.”
–_Chicago Tribune
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“Atwood paints a shrewdly insightful picture of what life in those days might actually have been like. . . . By turns slyly funny and fiercely indignant, Ms. Atwood’s imaginative, ingeniously-constructed ‘deconstruction’ of the old tale reveals it in a new–and refreshingly different–light.”
–_The Washington Times

_“Atwood’s 17th work of fiction is a gem…flaunts an acid wit and a generous dose of lyricism…In Atwood’s imagination, Penelope and her handmaids are remarkably complex: They are simultaneously ancient and modern, lighthearted and grief-stricken, disenfranchised and powerful.”
–_Baltimore Sun_

The Next to Die

SUMMARY: – Special low price of $4.99 – Includes a teaser of his next thriller, The Last Victim (Pinnacle 9/05) – The Next To Die and Make Them Cry both spent three weeks on the USA Today bestseller list. – Watch Them Die was a selection of the Doubleday Book Club, the Literary Guild and the Mystery Guild. – Make Them Cry was a selection of the Doubleday Book Club, the Literary Guild, the Book-of-the-Month Club, and the Mystery Guild. – Will appeal to fans of John Sandford and David Baldacci.