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An unlikely friendship between a purposeless socialite and a purpose-driven church mouse leads them on a passionate pursuit of God's destiny and balance for their lives. 'Keeva Banks is in danger of flunking out of grad school - again. She can't seem to get it together because, honestly, she doesn't really know why she's in school. She's desperately in need of a sense of purpose to give meaning to her life. Shara Anderson has that sense of purpose through her intimate relationship with the Lord, but needs some balance in her Christian walk. Through divine orchestration, the two women meet, and their lives are forever changed. 'Dance Into Destiny is a story of friendship, love, and overcoming issues from the past. It illustrates how pursuing an intimate relationship with the Lord is the key to reaching one's true potential and fulfilling one's God-ordained destiny and purpose.
Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in 1265. In 1309 he was banished from his birthplace for political reasons, and sentenced to death in his absence. From then on he led a wanderer's life in Verona and Tuscany, eventually settling in Ravenna where he was buried on his death in 1321. His most celebrated work is the DIVINA COMMEDIA which he began in 1307. It is his spiritual odyssey through Hell and Purgatory, guided by Virgil, and finally to Paradise, guided by Beatrice. It gives an encyclopaedic knowledge of the age, all expressed in the most exquisite poetry. The DIVINA COMMEDIA, which Dante began in Latin, established Italian as a literary language. Dante also completed other important canzoni or short poems, eclogues, and an unfinished work, DE VULGARI ELOQUENTIA, discussing the origin of the language, the divisions of language and the dialect of Italian in particular.
All Devon Wright wants is peace and some time to chill with his boys. He's jerseyed up and waiting for his boy, Charles, to show up with tickets to the Atlanta Falcons' season opener. Instead, at his front door he finds "Satan's little sister," aka Quartisha Shauntae Randall, his baby momma. Once again, she's dropping off their daughter unexpectedly and ruining his plans. Devon doesn't mind, though. His daughter, Brianna, is the most important thing in his life. He's worried about the poor example Shauntae (He refuses to EVER call her by her first name) is setting with her ghetto-fabulous lifestyle. He can't believe he ended up with such a crazy baby momma. He's vowed to stay away from all women for a while--until Charles introduces him to Cassandra. Cassandra is nothing like Shauntae. She's a good, church-going woman. Devon is pleasantly surprised to find out that Cassandra's not what he thought a Christian woman would be. Cassandra Parker is not only fine; she's also smart, sassy, and sexy. Devon is intrigued, and he wants to get to know Cassandra better, but how will he be able to handle his daughter, his crazy baby momma, and a new woman in his life?
Single and satisfied? Not Michelle, Angela and Lisa. These saved but sexy, successful black women think they're getting too old to keep waiting on God to send their soul mates. Under the protective eye of their more spiritual sister-girlfriend, Vanessa, and the scrutiny of newly saved but still sarcastic manhater, Nicole, the ladies go on a hilarious adventure to "be found" by their husbands. Armed with their list of essential must-haves, would-be-nices, icing-on-the-cakes, and deal-breakers, they start their search . . . but soon encounter issues specific to the saved woman on the dating scene. Is online dating okay for Christians? How long do you wait before you tell the hottie you just met that you're celibate and plan to stay so until married? He's too fine to pass up;how saved does he really need to be? And of course, how do you keep things holy when he's oh-so-sexy?It's not long before they realize they still have to trust God to know what's best for them, and that He loves them enough to send them everything on The List.
Monica Harris-Day's perfect world begins a downward spiral the afternoon she comes home to find her husband in bed . . . with another man. After confronting Kevin, her husband of two years, Monica discovers he's had a lifelong struggle with homosexuality that began at the age of ten after he was molested by a deacon in the church. For years, Kevin has sought deliverance, crying out to God to make him straight. He explains his deceit by saying that he thought he had truly been delivered when he married Monica, but was afraid to share his past with her for fear she wouldn't marry him. Kevin begs Monica's forgiveness and wants to save their marriage. He is convinced that God has indeed delivered him from the spirit of homosexuality and that the one-time mistake was just his past coming back to haunt him. Their pastor offers them marital counseling, but Monica suspects he's really concerned about maintaining his mega-ministry. The church has grown to 10,000 members since Kevin became the minister of music. When the pastor swears them to secrecy and urges Monica to stay in the marriage, she thinks Bishop Walker isn't willing to risk the potential scandal and church split that would be caused if the truth were leaked to the congregation. My Soul Cries Out is a compassionate look at the issue of Christians struggling with homosexuality and the redemptive power of God to bring deliverance.
Sex scandal rocks megachurch! Returning from a two-year mission trip in Mozambique, Trina Michaels plans to ignore the sensational headline that screams from the front page of the Washington Times. Her heart is still in Africa, the place that feels more like home than anywhere she's ever lived--and the place where the love of her life still is. Her dream of a quick return to Mozambique fades within hours when Trina discovers that her mother has been diagnosed with cancer. The cost of treatment is expensive, and Trina is forced to return to her career in public relations to pay for it. She is assigned a damage control client--the bishop whose church made headline news when an associate pastor and deacon were accused of sexually abusing young boys. To complicate matters, the young boys are now men, and one of them is married to Trina's best friend. Representing Bishop Walker could cost Trina her most valued friendship, her reputation, and a future with her new love. As she plows deeper into the scandal and the bishop blackmails her to cover the church's secrets and lies, Trina realizes it could cost her soul.
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