Beginning Scribus provides you with the skills you will need in order to use this program productively. It demonstrates the techniques used by printers and publishers in order to create a range of layouts and effects, and it shows you how you can use these techniques to design everything from a flyer to a three-fold brochure. Using the latest Scribus release, Beginning Scribus takes you through the process of designing a magazine from start to finish and teaches you some of the tricks of professional page layout and design. The book also provides a definitive guide to desktop publishing using free, open source tools, such as GIMP for photo manipulation.
tackles one of the biggest conundrums in Christian thinking: how an omnipotent
God can allow natural disasters. This area of thinking – commonly called
theodicy – has occupied theologians down the centuries.
Bob White, a
geophysicist, brings a particular perspective to the issue, showing how natural
processes operate and highlighting how earthquakes, volcanoes and floods serve
the natural order, bringing fertility. Most such events are converted to
disasters by the way humans behave: population growth, widespread inequality,
foolish farming and building practices and climate change all contribute,
exacerbating heat waves, famines and droughts.
He then outlines the
insights that Jacob (famine), Job (storms and human activity) and Jesus (the
famous Tower of Siloam) offer towards a sensible response to disasters. While
creation groans, we live in expectation; we are our brothers’ keepers.