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Manna Minutes Podcast: Eye-opening Bible study in less than five minutes! Access all episodes here.

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El podcast Manna Minutes: ¡Estudio bíblico que nos hace abrir los ojos en menos de cinco minutos! Acceda a todos los episodios aquí.

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Manna Minutes Podcast Auf Deutsch: Augenöffnendes Bibelstudium in weniger als fünf Minuten! Alle Episoden finden Sie hier.

Is The Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Of God? Or Is It Evil?

Did you know the Word of God (the Christian Bible) speaks directly against what governments are doing with Covid-19 vaccine mandates? Get the facts here

¿Viene de Dios el mandato de vacuna contra el Covid-19? O ¿acaso es malo?

¿Sabía que la Palabra de Dios (la Biblia cristiana) condena de manera directa lo que los gobiernos están haciendo a través de los mandatos de vacuna contra el Covid-19? Obtenga los hechos aquí.


The Third Man by Angela Sheffield

Was There A Curse On Helen's Romantic Life?

The Third Man by Angela Sheffield is based on a true story. Read chapter one now!

Should A Christian Practice Yoga Or Pilates? The Shocking Truth

Perhaps you practice yoga for health reasons, or to reduce stress. But, do you really know the diabolical goal of any form or style of yoga, including pilates? Get your answers here

La verdad espeluznante sobre el yoga revelada por la Biblia cristiana

Quizás practiques yoga por motivos de salud o para reducir el estrés. Pero, ¿realmente conoces el objetivo diabólico de cualquier forma o estilo de yoga, incluido el pilates? Obten tus respuestas aquí.

Communicating With The Dead: Learn The Shocking Truth

The spirit you think is mom, dad, or some other loved one from beyond the grave is NOT your loved one. But, what about the "proof" that the living can indeed talk to the dead? Let God's Word open your eyes to a deception that is pure evil. Read Spirits Of The Deceased

Comunicarse con los muertos: La impactante verdad

El espíritu que parece ser tu madre, padre o algún otro ser querido tuyo desde el más allá NO es tu ser querido. Pero, ¿qué hay de "la prueba" de que los vivos pueden comunicarse con los muertos? Permite que la Palabra de Dios te abra los ojos para que veas el engaño que es de la maldad pura. Te invitamos a leer ¿Están los muertos entre los vivos?

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Capital Punishment Is Sanctioned By The Bible

Christians and believers in the Bible, the Word of God calls for the death penalty for first degree murder, rape, and other acts of violence. The Bible tells us to behold the goodness AND the severity of God whose Word--including in the New Testament--does NOT speak against capital punishment Read the scriptural proof now.

La Biblia sanciona la pena capital

Cristianos y creyentes en la Biblia, la Palabra de Dios pide la pena de muerte para el asesinato en primer grado, la violación y otros actos de violencia. La Biblia nos dice que contemplemos la bondad Y la severidad de Dios, cuya Palabra -incluso en el Nuevo Testamento- NO habla en contra de la pena capital. Lea ahora la prueba bíblica.

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Teofila Gottfried book

¿Qué tiene que ver conmigo? por Teófila Gottfried

Lo que leemos en la Biblia tiene que ver con todos los seres humanos, sean cristianos o judíos, ateos o agnósticos, budistas, musulmanes o adherentes a alguna de las filosofías o nuevas religiones que surgen en el mundo. ¿Por qué? Ver mayor información sobre este interesante libro.

Pimsleur Egyptian Arabic: A Review of the Short Course


The Pimsleur Language Program for Egyptian Arabic: The Short Course consists of five discs containing eight audio-only lessons that teach spoken Egyptian Arabic to English speakers. Does the Pimsleur method really work? First of all, if you're not familiar with learning a language with this method, there are a few things you should know before purchasing the program, and before you dismiss it without even giving it a try.

Evaluation of the Pimsleur Method for Learning a Foreign Language

The Pimsleur advertisement for the short course for Egyptian Arabic tells us, "You learned English by listening. With Pimsleur, you listen to learn Egyptian Arabic. This language program was developed by renowned memory expert, Dr. Paul Pimsleur. His research led him to the realization that the most important use of memory is in language learning. Based on this, Dr. Pimsleur designed a learning program that works for any language. The Pimsleur Language Program is an integrated system which immerses you in the language, encouraging you to hear, understand, and use the language all at the same time."

Millions of people study foreign languages around the world in primary, secondary, and even college-level classes. However, many of them never become truly bilingual. So, that tells us that formal language classes that put so much concentration on grammar and very proper speaking are not having a lot of success. When we think about it, we do learn our native language/s by ear. Babies and little children learn to speak before they can read, write, spell, or study grammar. Keeping this in mind, the Pimsleur method for learning Egyptian Arabic or any other language sounds absolutely perfect. It sounds like the flawless solution for learning any language you might want or need to learn. But, things are not quite that simple. There are some other very important facts we must keep in mind.

When we learned our native language/s as babies and very little children, we did not already have a language "recorded" in the brain that sometimes "fights against" the acquisition of a new language. A child's brain is like a sponge, which is why many who believed in brain-washing, teach that, if you can work with a child as young as three, you can mold him into virtually any mindset. The older child, and the adult is not like the very impressionable brain of a very young child. He or she already has a language in the brain that doesn't just move over to allow another one to move in. It's like stirring a glass of water. If the stir is already going strong in one direction, there will be a storm before you can get it to go smoothly in the opposite direction. So, while the Pimsleur method of learning a foreign language is very, very good. Don't expect results that can even be compared with the learning of your native tongue by ear.

Also, because Pimsleur is strictly an audio course, it might be extremely difficult to learn to spell correctly if you decide to learn to write in the language. Often students of the courses will take notes of the new vocabulary by writing them in their own "phonetic" system. That could form a very bad habit of spelling words the way they sound. This is especially true with languages such as French. And, if you are learning a language like Egyptian Arabic, which does not use the Roman alphabet, learning to write could present a huge challenge, if you have become accustomed to transliteration (writing the word the way it sounds).

If you simply want a working knowledge of the language, and writing is not important, Pimsleur is one of the best options available for self-study, very hard and dedicated self-study.

The Pimsleur Egyptian Arabic Short Course

The Pimsleur short course to learn spoken Egyptian Arabic consists of eight audio lessons (as do all of the short courses). First, you hear a short dialogue between two native speakers of the language, then you are told that you are not only going to learn to understand the dialogue, but also to take part in it. You hear the English words that you are going to learn in Egyptian Arabic followed by the Arabic interpretation spoken by a native speaker. The word, depending on the number of syllables it has, is pronounced all at once the first time, then each of its syllables are slowly pronounced, beginning with the last syllable. You are encouraged to repeat everything after the native speaker to gain a pronunciation as close to the native as possible.

The course does an excellent job at reviewing what has been taught by repeating the same words and phrases in slightly different sentences while introducing new vocabulary. It is imperative that you fully participate in the dialogues in order to learn all that is available for you to learn. If you aren't brave enough to talk to a recording, you won't be brave enough to speak with a live native speaker.

One thing that they could have done a better job with in the Egyptian Arabic Short Course is the selection of vocabulary. In fact, the course does not hold up to one of its promises--that the student "will comfortably understand and speak at a beginner level at the completion of the course." We did not find that to be exactly true. While it is the student's responsibility to work with the course with great dedication, we don't find that the short course did a good job at teaching more practical vocabulary for the true beginner.

For example, the Pimsleur Egyptian Arabic short course teaches the words for "tea" and "coffee", but does not bother to teach how to count at least from one to ten. Students learn how to say "thank you", but not how to express "you're welcome". In not one of the eight lessons are you taught how to say what your name is or how to ask someone their name. These are things that the beginner should be taught even in the short course if he expects to truly be able to hold a conversation at a beginner level.

Also, some languages such as Egyptian Arabic (or any dialect of Arabic), Chinese, and Russian have sounds that native speakers of languages totally unrelated to them often have great difficulty trying to reproduce. It would be helpful if the Pimsleur method for learning a foreign language also made at least a few suggestions for transliterating problematic sounds. This would help to eliminate confusion regarding just what sound is being made by the native speaker.

For most people, learning a language requires a lot of dedication, determination, hard work, willingness to immerse yourself in the language and culture, boldness to speak with natives, and sometimes a great desire to learn. This rings true regardless of the course that you choose. Keep in mind that it usually is a good idea to use more than one course. And, the only true teachers are native speakers in real-world situations.

The Third Man by Angela Sheffield Based on true events, The Third Man by Angela Sheffield, brings the Bible up close and personal as the characters face real issues of life: Betrayal, deceit, romance, bitterness, anger against God, hopelessness, will power, perplexity, triumph, unforgiveness, mental illness, and the "Alcohol made me do it" excuse. Read chapter one FREE now.

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