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When her mother becomes critically ill on Oahu, thirteen-year-old Abigail Kendall must travel with sister, Sarah, and friends Luke and Kini to California to escape the disease. But upon arrival at Luke's Aunt Dagmar's, they can tell they're not welcome. Because gold has just been discovered near Sutter's Mill, the children strike out for the fields, hoping some "quick money" will provide a doctor for Ma and a permanent home for the Kendalls. But all isn't easy in the goldfields. The work is hard, Luke gets "gold fever", and they hear rumors of children being kidnapped. Then Kini and Sarah disappear! As Abby searches desperately for the missing children, she discovers that God knows the desires of our hearts -- and never deserts us.
Set in the South Seas during the 1840s, Abby, her family, and her best friend, Luke, find themselves on adventures complete with pirates, volcanoes, and Komodo dragons. Through these adventures they learn that God is faithful, he always keeps his promises, and he is always watching over them.
"Quest for Treasure" takes Abby and Luke back to Hawaii on a search for hidden treasure in order to save the family ranch in California. They encounter Jackal, the pirate, along the action-packed quest. Readers will discover there is a God-given treasure within everybody.
FROM BACK COVER "When the Kendalls lose their ranch, Abby's family and friends decide to check out the sugarcane business on Kauai. Upon arriving, they're welcomed by the wealthy Reese Cutter, who offers them jobs and a place to live. But things soon turn sour in this sugar business. Why is the infamous Cap'n Jim hanging around the plantation, and can the bad things the workers say about the charming Reese Cutter really be true? As she explores these mysteries, Abby finds that she cannot always trust outward appearances and that actions often speak louder than words."
South Seas Adventures is a fun, new series that is a surefire hit for 8- to 12-year-old girls. Lots of excitement will keep kids coming back for each new Abby title. In books 7 and 8, Abby, her family, and her best friend Luke have many adventures.
The Abhidhamma, the third great division of early Buddhist teaching, expounds a revolutionary system of philosophical psychology rooted in the twin Buddhist insights of selflessness and dependent origination. In keeping with the liberative thrust of early Buddhism, this system organizes the entire spectrum of human consciousness around the two poles of Buddhist doctrine - bondage and liberation, Samsara and Nirvana - the starting point and the final goal. It thereby maps out, with remarkable rigour and precision, the inner landscape of the mind to be crossed through the practical work of Buddhist meditation. In this book of groundbreaking essays, Venerable Nyanaponika Thera, one of our age's foremost exponents of Theravada Buddhism, attempts to penetrate beneath the formidable face of the Abhidhamma and to make its principles intelligible to the thoughtful reader of today. His point of focus is the Consciousness Chapter of the Dhammasangani, the first treatise of the Abhidhamma Pitaka. Basing his interpretation on the detailed list of mental factors that the Abhidhamma uses as a guide to psychological analysis, he launches into bold explorations in the multiple dimensions of conditionality, the nature of consciousness, the temporality of experience, and the psychological springs of spiritual transformation. Innovative and rich in insights, this book does not merely open up new avenues in the academic study of early Buddhism. By treating the Abhidhamma as a fountainhead of inspiration for philosophical and psychological inquiry, it demonstrates the continuing relevance of Buddhist thought to our most astute contemporary efforts to understand the elusive yet so intimate nature of the mind.
Will God use thievery and murder to bring His children together? Since her redemption from captivity in Canada, Christine has led a quiet, unassuming life. She cares tirelessly for Pastor Samuel Jewett's motherless family and is content. But life is about to take an unexpected turn. One night, coming back from drawing water at the river, Christine discovers a man snooping about the cottage she shares with a widow. At knifepoint, he swears her to secrecy and demands that she supply him with food and other necessities. To save the pastor's children from harm, Christine complies with his demands, even finding herself stealing from her friends. When murder finds its way to Cochecho, however, Christine can no longer be silent. And her confession puts a strain on the tentative but growing relationship between her and the preacher. Who can know the ways of the Lord? They are far beyond man's ways, and Samuel and Christine learn this lesson well.
The Abingdon New Testament Commentaries series offers compact, critical commentaries on the writings of the New Testament. These commentaries are written with special attention to the needs and interests of theology students, but they will also be useful for students in upper-level college or university settings, as well as for pastors and other church leaders. In this ANTC commentary, Gaventa focuses on the literary nature of Acts: the details of narration, how characters are introduced, and the repetition or neglect of various story lines and characters. For a book on which much ink has been spilled, this commentary offers fresh approaches and insights.
A young mother finds herself the target of a serial killer who is intent on ridding the world of sinful people. She loses her memory on the night she flees from him with her baby daughter. Though she can remember nothing, the killer is determined to find her. She must confront her past in order to save her life, and her family.
novel about the journey of Biblical characters, Abraham and Sarah.
When the world is asking "Can the religions get along?" Abraham stands as the shared ancestor of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. He holds the key to our deepest fears-and our possible reconciliation.
This study of Abraham's life gives readers an in-depth glimpse into the life of Abraham, and shows them what genuine faith looks like for modern-day Christians.
Fictionalized account of a young girl's experience on the Trail of Tears. Christian Historical Fiction.
Essays from the lectures delivered at Yale University, the Dwight Harrington Terry Foundation. Includes bibliographical references.
In this ambitious book, acclaimed writer Marilynne Robinson applies her astute intellect to some of the most vexing topics in the history of human thought--science, religion, and consciousness. Crafted with the same care and insight as her award-winning novels, Absence of Mind challenges postmodern atheists who crusade against religion under the banner of science. In Robinson's view, scientific reasoning does not denote a sense of logical infallibility, as thinkers like Richard Dawkins might suggest. Instead, in its purest form, science represents a search for answers. It engages the problem of knowledge, an aspect of the mystery of consciousness, rather than providing a simple and final model of reality. By defending the importance of individual reflection, Robinson celebrates the power and variety of human consciousness in the tradition of William James. She explores the nature of subjectivity and considers the culture in which Sigmund Freud was situated and its influence on his model of self and civilization. Through keen interpretations of language, emotion, science, and poetry, Absence of Mind restores human consciousness to its central place in the religion-science debate.
While growing in confidence as a photographer, 18-year-old Jessie Ann Gaebele's personal life is at a crossroads. But even a job she loves can't keep painful memories from seeping into her heart when the shadows of a forbidden love threaten to darken the portrait of her life.
'My Lord, O King, according to thy saying, I am thine, and all that I have.'Words of absolute surrender with which every child of God ought to yield himself to his Father. If our hearts are willing for that, there is no end to what God will do for us, and to the blessing God will bestow.'How many times have you left a prayer meeting or revival service determined to dedicate every area of your life to God, only to feel frustrated and defeated a few days later? We all want to be absolutely surrendered to God, and yet we hardly dare utter the words. We don't exactly know how.Andrew Murray clearly and simply explains full surrender to God and shows the way to a victorious life in Him.
This book deals mainly with material found in a vast body of literature designated by its authors and by modern scholars as Kabbalah. Basically a medieval corpus, this literature consists of a variety of schools, trends, models, ideals, and techniques.
Discusses the impossibility of living the Christian life by one's own resources, and the need to depend on the enabling power of Christ working through the believer. The author of this book donated a digital copy to Bookshare.org. Join us in thanking The World-Wide Missionary Crusader for providing its accessible digital book to this community.
Although this devotional is written with Lutherans in mind, any Christian will be uplifted by these short, nicely written meditations.
In this engaging study, the authors put casuistry into its historical context, tracing the origin of moral reasoning in antiquity, its peak during the sixteenth and early seventeenth century, and its subsequent fall into disrepute from the mid-seventeenth century.
"Book Four: Accidental Angel" Will Christmas bring Tess Thomas big fun and big money -- or troubles that will change everything? It's a week before Christmas and the Secret Sisters have plans to make money at the craft fair. Tess needs the cash to buy gifts for her family and pay her way to summer camp at the Lazy K Bar, a dude ranch she and Erin want to go to together. But when their booth is taken over by the Coronado Club, Tess and Erin have their first big fight. Tess still comes up with a way to make money, but she finds that she might not spend it the way she thought -- and discovers along the way what Christmas is truly all about.
Part of the Long Synopsis is taken from the Back Cover of the book: "This book contains 250 principles, 250 comments, 250 scriptures, and many stories and experiences, offering you outstanding help to start you on your way to be accountable. The book addresses: The Need for Accountable Leaders; The Characteristics & Signs of an Accountable Leader; The Development Process of an Accountable Leader; The Price for being and not being an Accountable Leader; [and] The Benefits of being an Accountable Leader. Further according to the author, who wrote in the preface of the book: "The Proverbial Concepts presented in this course of Leadership Principles will awaken the mind to receive truth. They are compacted capsules of truth for personal study. Each focused statement is easy to understand, and by its brevity, prevents monotony in the learning process. It impacts, with rich variation, at times the emotions, at times the intellect. But above all, it moves the will toward greater Christian progress. Each principle, by its illumination, directs the personality into brighter, healthier paths of living. They modify our ways of thinking, choosing, and acting, always aiming at excellence, always moving toward higher and higher levels of maturity in Christ. The purpose of repetition of principles in different settings is geared to impact people at different levels in the process of maturing. The repetition will touch different planes of understanding through a variety of angles and approaches. This helps to drive the point, which carries the intended truth and purpose in view. This process is much like a carpenter who keeps on hammering the same nail until it reaches its destination safely and fulfills its purpose." About the author is taken from the Back Cover: "Dr. Costa Deir was the founder and Executive Director of International Leadership Seminars, Inc., a transdenominational ministry affiliated with Elim Fellowship in Lima, New York, until his death in 1998. He traveled extensively in every continent holding leadership training seminars, reaching thousands of leaders. Born and raised in Israel, Dr. Deir had been a pugilist, principal, and pastor. He had earned doctorate degrees in philosophy, psychology, preventive medicine, and theology.
Book 4 in the Christian Heritage Series, The Salem Years. After being robbed by the cruel Putnam brothers, Josiah must find the courage to tell the truth. Will anyone believe him if he does? Or will he be locked away?
This is a personal memoir that explores the term acedia and its significance to the modern personality and culture. Kathleen's marriage, illness and the interest in the monastic tradition elucidate the spiritual concept.
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