Occasionally, it happens that when men or animals have been struck by lightning, peculiar impressions have been left upon their bodies, which seem to be the exact impression of some adjacent objects, persons, paintings, etc., in the vicinity of the stroke. The imprint is so accurate, and sometimes the exact colors of the original object are also imprinted in such a way that it makes any common observer believe it to be a photographic replica. Amazing as it may seem, lightning sometimes turns out to be a good photographer!
The book revisits this curious phenomenon of nature after more than a century, especially at a time when science is perplexed to explain the causes of spontaneous appearance of ghostly images occasionally found on windowpanes or the recent miraculous appearance of Virgin Mary's image on the window of a hospital in Malaysia.
The book contains a greater body of information about the curious photographic effects of lightning than any other work on the subject, and it will be a convenient guide to those who wish to investigate further the amazing phenomenon of nature. This is a thorough study of the subject, written in nontechnical language for the layman with a scientific inclination or just curiosity about nature.
Sensitivity training is a therapeutic method that is gaining ground both as a means of personal development and of resolving supposed or real communication problems between individuals within organizations. Its goal, as the name implies, is to make participants more sensitive to one another, to cultivate mutual respect, and, through role-playing games and interaction in which complete honesty is a precondition, to release participants from inhibitions and frustrations embedded in their social wiring as a result of their individual social backgrounds. In the organizational context, the sense of unity that group members develop during training, according to those who advocate the method, increases overall performance. But do these training programs really make participants more sensitive? Do people really benefit? Is it sensible to take part in a program whose slogan is, 'Not I, but the group?' And for the Christian, how does this equate with Paul's confession, 'Not I, but Christ?' Can a Christian remain standing if he refuses to bow to group morality, choosing instead to follow the law of Christ?
Reverend G. Hette Abma is a pastor in the Netherlands. He is also a member of the editorial board of 'Israel and the Church' and editor at 'Prophetic Perspective', a Dutch Christian magazine.