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Surviving Love: A Novel

by Tonda B. Solomon

In this Christian women&’s fiction novel, a husband&’s affair forces a wife to question their relationship and wonder if their marriage can be saved. After a nine‑month separation from her husband, Michael, Alyce escapes to the beach. She is processing her pending identity as a divorced woman, although divorce goes completely against her faith and her belief in &“for better or for worse.&” Parts of Alyce she long thought dormant begin to awake. On her first day at the beach, she meets Ben, and they strike up an unexpected and surprising friendship. Alyce also soon develops a newly defined relationship with God and finds peace with her circumstances. Michael, meanwhile, is confronting his own life choices. When he decides he wants his wife and his life back to &“normal,&” he must follow an intriguing trail to find Alyce at the beach. Once he arrives, nothing is as he anticipated… Within Surviving Love, readers follow a story of finding hope and love again in marriage. The options of divorce and reconciliation are addressed in a marriage that has been ravaged by infidelity. What influences personal choice between popular opinion and following one's convictions? Surviving Love features individuals who are navigating very common ground, while exposing the impact of the uniqueness of their stories. Readers are intrigued by Alyce's struggles to maintain her identity no matter the direction life may take. What choices must she make that will reflect upon her confidence in God's promises? How can she stand firm no matter who comes and goes from her story?

Surviving Nirvana

by Sonya S. Lee

The Buddha's nirvana marks the end of the life of a great spiritual figure and the beginning of Buddhism as a world religion. Surviving Nirvana is the first book in the English language to examine how this historic moment was represented and received in t

Surviving One Bad Year

by Nancie Carmichael

Spiritual Strategies for a New Beginning Loss has many names -- divorce, death, illness, bankruptcy, depression, disappointment, betrayal, job loss, and more. And as we experience these losses, we sometimes wonder how we will survive. Whether you are reeling from the blow of an immediate crisis or in need of help to sustain you for the long haul, you will find spiritual strength and practical strategies on every page of this book. Purposefully designed to meet you where you are on any given day of need, this book is divided into two parts: PART 1 offers emergency tactics to help you keep your head above water when a huge wave of pain threatens to pull you under. PART 2 reveals seven strategies to help you navigate the stormy waters and make it safely to a peaceful shore. Some days, all your heart can take in may be one simple thought. At those times, you can easily flip through the pages and find... encouraging Bible verses and inspirational quotes -- set off, centered, and easy to find. At other times, you may need to soak up... practical help and biblical teachings. Or... share in stories of others who have also gone through pain. These are here for you as well. When difficult times come -- and they come to us all -- it helps to know that you are not alone, that you will survive, and that there will be an end to your crisis. This book is dedicated to you, as you find that hope and help to survive your bad year.

Surviving The Storm: Finding Life After Death

by Mike Frazier

Fasten your seat belt and let me take you for a ride! The true story of one man's triumph over tragedy. A torrential storm changed his life forever... leaving Mike Frazier for dead and killing his family. The deadly waters of a Texas creek rose, lifting their car with ease, tossing it over a bridge, drowning his mother, father, 2-year-old daughter, 11-year-old nephew and fiancee. It was by the grace of God that Mike escaped. Now he has overcome to tell his story of how he "Survived the Storm." Raised in a Christian home with an intense musical background, Mike found peace in the Lord and in his music. His natural gift of music began to emerge at an early age. Using his talent as a bass guitarist and drummer, Mike has toured with artists such as Kirk Franklin, R. Kelly, and Stevie Wonder. He has appeared on live recordings of Bishop T.D. Jakes. For the past several years he has been touring the country with Tyler Perry Gospel Stage plays, "I Know I've Been Changed," "I Can Do Bad All By Myself," "Diary of a Mad Black Woman," "Madea's Family Reunion," "Madea's Class Reunion" and currently, Mike is the musical director for Tyler Perry's "Meet The Browns." God has appointed Mike to share his testimony of anger, depression, fear, loneliness, grief and thoughts of suicide in an effort to minister to those who have experienced the same. His story has been featured on various radio stations, news programs and in magazine publications, such as WOE magazine. He was also welcomed to the TBN family by Juanita Bynum, who states, "This book is a must read." Through the use of many avenues, Mike fulfills his passion and purpose, which is encouraging those who encounter storms in their lives to "hold on." He says, "If God carried me through the storm, He can do the same for you!"

Surviving the Dragon: A Tibetan Lama's Account of 40 Years under Chinese Rule

by Arjia Rinpoche

On a peaceful summer day in 1952, ten monks on horseback arrived at a traditional nomad tent in northeastern Tibet where they offered the parents of a precocious toddler their white handloomed scarves and congratulations for having given birth to a holy child—and future spiritual leader.Surviving the Dragon is the remarkable life story of Arjia Rinpoche, who was ordained as a reincarnate lama at the age of two and fled Tibet 46 years later. In his gripping memoir, Rinpoche relates the story of having been abandoned in his monastery as a young boy after witnessing the torture and arrest of his monastery family. In the years to come, Rinpoche survived under harsh Chinese rule, as he was forced into hard labor and endured continual public humiliation as part of Mao's Communist "reeducation."By turns moving, suspenseful, historical, and spiritual, Rinpoche's unique experiences provide a rare window into a tumultuous period of Chinese history and offer readers an uncommon glimpse inside a Buddhist monastery in Tibet.

Surviving the Dragon: A Recent History of Tibet through the Looking Glass of a Tibetan Lama

by Arjia Rinpoche

Surviving the Dragon is the remarkable life story of Arjia Rinpoche, who was ordained as a reincarnate lama at the age of two and fled Tibet 46 years later. In his gripping memoir, Rinpoche relates the story of having been abandoned in his monastery as a young boy after witnessing the torture and arrest of his monastery family.

Surviving the Flood: A Novel

by Stephen Minot

From the contemporary angst of Ghost Images (1979), Minot now turns to a neat blend of allegory and Biblical revisionism. Ham, Noah's third and youngest son, is the narrator and there are elements, he wants us to know, that the Official Version of the story has left out. The scorn, for instance, with which Noah's idea for the ark was met from within the family.

Surviving the Storm

by Heather Woodhaven

HIGH-STAKES REUNION After witnessing her boss's murder, Aria Zimmerman isn't sure she'll make it to safety. She would already be dead if it weren't for her ex-boyfriend David McGuire. Now she and David are in a race for their lives on the rugged Oregon coast. If their enemies don't get them, the elements will. With a lethal tsunami bearing down on them, Aria has no time for regrets and little hope of reconciliation with her former love. Her only wish is that they live long enough to avenge an innocent man's death...

Surviving the Storm Through the Wind of the Spirit: My Journey Through Grief

by Roma Holley

Surviving the Storm Through the Wind of the Spirit is the story of one woman’s journey through grief. The loss of her 21 year old son threw her into a storm from which she could see no hope of survival. Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, her journey shows her the truth in God’s word that we can experience joy again through the promise of eternity. Roma Johnson Holley lost her 21 year old son, Zachary, to a horrific vehicle accident. The journey that ensues is one that is more like a roller-coaster ride than an actual journey. A roller-coaster will take you up and down, with twists and turns and then eventually return to where it began. And so has been this journey. Unspeakable joy at the birth of grandchildren and then the remembrance that this child will never know their Uncle Zachary. Unspeakable grief at the loss of a beloved cousin and aunt and then the remembrance that they are now in the presence of God. This journey is one that no one wants to take but that almost everyone will have to endure at some point in their life. The destination of each person will depend upon how we deal with the trials and difficulties along the way. Join Roma as she travels a rough and tumble road until she realizes the power of the Holy Spirit. The comfort, guidance and strength that comes from this one realization changes her entire perspective.

The Survivor

by Shelley Shepard Gray

Mattie's body has healed from the cancer that nearly took her life . . . but can she find the man who can mend her lonely heart? Mattie has faced more in her twenty-three years than she ever imagined possible. Having successfully battled cancer, she's ready to reenter the world with hopes for her future. But while she was in and out of hospitals, other Amish girls her age were courting and finding the men they would marry. The only man who's ever made her heart beat faster is Graham Weaver, her best friend, who has always been there to comfort her, in good times and bad. Is it finally time for their friendship to become something more? But cruel gossip is spreading, claiming that Graham's the father of the baby Jenna Yoder's carrying. Will Mattie's dreams of a happily-ever-after be crushed before they've left the ground?

The Survivor (Crime Scene: Houston #2)

by Diann Mills

Is it her next bestseller . . . Or her last words? In The Chase, award-winning author DiAnn Mills introduced you to the world of Kariss Walker, the bestselling suspense author with a nose for trouble. In The Survivor, Kariss gets the chance to tell her most powerful story yet. But will it revitalize her writing career? Or bring it to a violent end? Kariss meets Dr. Amy Garrett, who survived a brutal childhood attack in which the assailant was never found. Now Dr. Garrett wants her story written in a novel. Kariss wishes she could seek the advice of Special Agent Tigo Harris, but she broke off the relationship a few months prior and seeing him again would be too painful. She interviews Amy and conducts her own research, stepping unaware into danger. Tigo misses Kariss and wants her back, but he understands why she broke off their relationship. Instead, he concentrates on solving a car bombing and bringing the killer to justice. As Kariss’s new story attracts an onslaught of danger that she never expected, can Tigo save the woman he loves and find out who wants her dead for writing about an unsolved cold case?

Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust (Survivors)

by Allan Zullo

Gripping and inspiring, these true stories of bravery, terror, and hope chronicle nine different children's experiences during the Holocaust. These are the true-life accounts of nine Jewish boys and girls whose lives spiraled into danger and fear as the Holocaust overtook Europe. In a time of great horror, these children each found a way to make it through the nightmare of war. Some made daring escapes into the unknown, others disguised their true identities, and many witnessed unimaginable horrors. But what they all shared was the unshakable belief in-- and hope for-- survival. Their legacy of courage in the face of hatred will move you, captivate you, and, ultimately, inspire you.

Survivors and Exiles: Yiddish Culture after the Holocaust

by Jan Schwarz

After the Holocaust's near complete destruction of European Yiddish cultural centers, the Yiddish language was largely viewed as a remnant of the past, tragically eradicated in its prime. In Survivors and Exiles: Yiddish Culture after the Holocaust, Jan Schwarz reveals that, on the contrary, Yiddish culture in the two and a half decades after the Holocaust was in dynamic flux. Yiddish writers and cultural organizations maintained a staggering level of activity in fostering publications and performances, collecting archival and historical materials, and launching young literary talents. Schwarz traces the transition from the Old World to the New through the works of seven major Yiddish writers--including well-known figures (Isaac Bashevis Singer, Avrom Sutzkever, Yankev Glatshteyn, and Chaim Grade) and some who are less well known (Leib Rochman, Aaron Zeitlin, and Chava Rosenfarb). The first section, Ground Zero, presents writings forged by the crucible of ghettos and concentration camps in Vilna, Lodz, and Minsk-Mazowiecki. Subsequent sections, Transnational Ashkenaz and Yiddish Letters in New York, examine Yiddish culture behind the Iron Curtain, in Israel and the Americas. Two appendixes list Yiddish publications in the book series Dos poylishe yidntum (published in Buenos Aires, 1946-66) and offer transliterations of Yiddish quotes. Survivors and Exiles charts a transnational post-Holocaust network in which the conflicting trends of fragmentation and globalization provided a context for Yiddish literature and artworks of great originality. Schwarz includes a wealth of examples and illustrations from the works under discussion, as well as photographs of creators, making this volume not only a critical commentary on Yiddish culture but also an anthology of sorts. Readers interested in Yiddish studies, Holocaust studies, and modern Jewish studies will find Survivors and Exiles a compelling contribution to these fields.

Survivors Club: The True Story Of A Very Young Prisoner Of Auschwitz

by Michael Bornstein Debbie Bornstein Holinstat

In 1945, in a now-famous piece of World War II archival footage, four-year-old Michael Bornstein was filmed by Soviet soldiers as he was carried out of Auschwitz in his grandmother’s arms. Survivors Club tells the unforgettable story of how a father’s courageous wit, a mother’s fierce love, and one perfectly timed illness saved his life, and how others in his family from Zarki, Poland, dodged death at the hands of the Nazis time and again with incredible deftness. Working from his own recollections as well as extensive interviews with relatives and survivors who knew the family, Michael relates his inspirational Holocaust survival story with the help of his daughter, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat. Shocking, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting, this narrative nonfiction offers an indelible depiction of what happened to one Polish village in the wake of the German invasion in 1939. <P><P> This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

Sus batallas son del Señor: Conozca a su enemigo y sea más que un vencedor

by Joyce Meyer

Put on the armor of God, conquer your problems, and know your real enemy with renowned Bible teacher and New York Times bestselling author, Joyce Meyer.Have you ever felt you tried every solution on earth to solve a problem, but nothing worked? Have you ever wondered where the difficulties you face are coming from? Joyce Meyer has answers.In Your Battles Belong to the Lord, Meyer explains that while some problems may result from a person's choices or circumstances, others are rooted in the spiritual realm. Once you recognize the devil--who is real and active in the world today--as your true enemy and the source of many of your struggles, you can overcome them and live a life of peace, freedom, faith and victory. When facing life's battles, there are certain things you must do for yourself, such as: Diligently studying and applying God's WordTrusting HimPrayingMaintaining a positive attitude and thankful heartBut there are other things only God can do. When you do your part, God does His-and He is always ready and eager to defend you and help you.Each chapter of the book helps you understand how the enemy operates and learn to counter his schemes and strategies so you can live at a new level of strength. Chapter titles include: "Know Your Enemy," "Eliminate Fear," "How the Devil Tries to Deceive People," "Hold Your Peace," "The Power of a Thankful Life," and "Internal Rest."In this fresh approach to the subject of spiritual warfare, Meyer focuses not only on the nature and strategies of the enemy, but also on the power and love of God, who always defeats the enemy and leads you to triumph. No matter how difficult your challenges are, if you have God with you, you have all you need to win every battle.

Sus Libros Cristianos Favoritos

by Bernard Levine

Sus Libros Cristianos Favoritos Escritos Por Bernard Levine TRES LIBROS EN UNO “Porqué Dejé La Religión Judía Para Seguir A Jesucristo” “Archivos Confidenciales Judíos Nunca Antes Publicados” “Siempre se debe "Agradecer" a Jesucristo”

Sus Vidas Embrujadas

by David G Michael Vasey

Sus Vidas Embrujadas editado por G. Michael Vasey, es una colección de experiencias paranormales reales, espeluznantes y a menudo aterradoras enviadas por los visitantes al sitio web My hauted life too, complementada con un número de eventos fantasmagóricos por parte de G. Michael Vasey. Estas historias han sido cuidadosamente seleccionadas y editadas, ¡van desde apariciones hasta maldiciones, de los demonios a lo más extraño! Esta colección de relatos verdaderos y difíciles de explicar son “Aterradores Encuentros” con lo sobrenatural y paranormal. Incluyen visitas de entidades aterradoras, casas embrujadas, poltergeists, intentos de posesión, pesadillas con la ouija, fuerzas demoniacas, cementerios embrujados, espejos encantados, desplazamiento en el tiempo y mucho más. ¡Te calarán hasta los huesos! Esta fantástica y aterradora colección te mantendrá mirando sobre tu hombro y completamente alerta… Sus Vidas Embrujadas, una Colección historias de fantasmas verdaderas editadas por G. Michael Vasey con prólogo de Darren Malar, anfitrión y creador del podcast Weird Darkness.

Susanna's Christmas Wish

by Jerry S. Eicher

Fans will be delighted by this peek at an Amish Christmas, complete with the romantic wish of Susanna Byler to spend the holidays with the man of her dreams. But who is the man of her dreams? Is it the competent but plain Amish man she married after having her heart broken ... . or is it her first love -- a ma who left their community to live with the Englisha with whom she has recently had an unexpected encounter -- and who wants her back in his life?

Susanna's Dream (Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley #2)

by Marta Perry

As young girls, three Amish sisters were separated and told nothing about each other. When the long-held secret of their parentage came to light many years later, two of the grown women reconnected. Now they reach out to the third... <P><P> Susanna Bitler's life is in complete turmoil. Still reeling from the death of her mother, she is further disheartened when her business partner hints that she is going to quit the gift shop they run together in a town near Pleasant Valley. But the biggest revelation is yet to come. <P> Grateful for their own hard-won relationship, Lydia Beachy and Chloe Wentworth are eager to reveal themselves to Susanna as her long-lost sisters. But their news utterly distresses Susanna, who is heartbroken to learn that the woman she's been mourning was not actually her mother. Despite Lydia and Chloe's best efforts to make amends, Susanna resolves to keep them at arm's length. It may take a force of nature to sweep away her fears. Will that storm demolish all that the three women most value...or unite them in bonds of deep and abiding affection?


by Camy Tang

Lex Sakai never had time for dating until her crafty grandmother insisted she bring a date to her cousin's wedding. The always-in-control Lex uses Ephesians to compile a huge list of traits for the perfect man ? but God seems to have a much more unlikely candidate in mind.

Suspect Saints and Holy Heretics: Disputed Sanctity and Communal Identity in Late Medieval Italy

by Janine Larmon Peterson

In Suspect Saints and Holy Heretics Janine Larmon Peterson investigates regional saints whose holiness was contested. She scrutinizes the papacy's toleration of unofficial saints' cults and its response when their devotees challenged church authority about a cult's merits or the saint's orthodoxy. As she demonstrates, communities that venerated saints increasingly clashed with popes and inquisitors determined to erode any local claims of religious authority.Local and unsanctioned saints were spiritual and social fixtures in the towns of northern and central Italy in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. In some cases, popes allowed these saints' cults; in others, church officials condemned the saint and/or their followers as heretics. Using a wide range of secular and clerical sources—including vitae, inquisitorial and canonization records, chronicles, and civic statutes—Peterson explores who these unofficial saints were, how the phenomenon of disputed sanctity arose, and why communities would be willing to risk punishment by continuing to venerate a local holy man or woman. She argues that the Church increasingly restricted sanctification in the later Middle Ages, which precipitated new debates over who had the authority to recognize sainthood and what evidence should be used to identify holiness and heterodoxy. The case studies she presents detail how the political climate of the Italian peninsula allowed Italian communities to use saints' cults as a tool to negotiate religious and political autonomy in opposition to growing papal bureaucratization.

The Suspended Middle: Henri de Lubac and the Debate Concerning the Supernatural

by John Milbank

The Suspended Middle shows how such a claim entails a non-ontology suspended between rational philosophy and revealed theology, interweaving the two while denying them any pure autonomy from each other. As de Lubac's writings on the supernatural implicitly dismantled the reigning Catholic assumptions about Christian intellectual reflection, he met with opposition and even papal censure.

Suspended Somewhere Between: A Book of Verse (Busboys And Poets Ser.)

by Akbar Ahmed

This collection spanning a half century of writing gives a front row seat to a world in turmoil—from the forbidding valleys and mountains of Waziristan in the tribal areas of Pakistan to the think tanks and halls of power in Washington, DC. And through it all, they carry the message of hope and compassion. Throughout the range of poems from introspective and reflective to romantic and emotive to historical and political exists the optimism and faith of a young man with confidence in the future in the midst of change and uncertainty.


by Ginny Aiken

For years, Sheriff Hal Benson has been sweet on Meg Scott. But the tough lawman turns shy around the pretty pharmacist. When Meg is mugged one night while closing up, he runs to her aid. Even though it's out of his jurisdiction, he'll do anything in his power to keep her safe. But when drugs start going missing from her shop, Meg's in hot water with the police. She faces losing everything she's worked to achieve. And Hal must make a decision--defend Meg or condemn her. With an election looming, will he risk his future to save hers?

Suspicion and Faith: The Religious Uses of Modern Atheism

by Merold Westphal

Marx, Nietzche, and Freud are among the most influential of modern atheists. The distinctive feature of their challenge to theistic and specifically Christian belief is expressed by Paul Ricoeur when he calls them the "masters of suspicion." While skepticism directs its critique to the truth or evidential basis of belief, suspicion asks two different, intimately intertwined questions: what are the motives that lead to this belief? and what function does it play, what work does it do for the individuals and communities that adopt it. <P><P>What suspicion suspects is that the survival value of religious beliefs depends on satisfying desires and interests that the believing soul and the believing community are not eager to acknowledge because they violate the values they profess, as when, for example, talk about justice is a mask for deep-seated resentment and the desire for revenge. For this reason, the hermeneutics of suspicion is a theory, or group of theories, of self-deception: ideology critique in Marx, genealogy in Nietzsche, and psychoanalysis in Freud. <P><P>Suspicion and Faith argues that the appropriate religious response ("the religious uses of modern atheism") to these critiques is not to try to refute or deflect them, but rather to acknowledge their force in a process of self-examination--and this for two reasons. First, while these critiques are not, as Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud tend to suppose.

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