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Green Ice

by Raoul Whitfield Boris Dralyuk

In this Golden Age noir classic, a falsely convicted man is released from prison only to find he's being framed for multiple murders In the 1930s, when pulp magazines like Black Mask reigned and noir fiction was in its heyday, mystery author Raoul Whitfield ranked with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler as one of the genre's heavy hitters. Widely acknowledged by those in the know as a pioneer of hard-boiled detective fiction, Whitfield wrote action-packed tales of murder and mayhem that noir aficionados adored. His debut novel, Green Ice, is considered by many to be his masterpiece. Mal Ourney has spent the last two years in Sing Sing for a crime he didn't commit, taking the rap for a lady friend whose carelessness behind the wheel resulted in someone else's death. Always a champion of the underdog, Mal has done his time quietly and without complaint while lending a sympathetic ear to the small timers who were unwittingly led into a life of crime by big-time, low-life gangsters. Now that he's a free man, Mal's got a plan to make the big guys pay. But he's barely stepped through the prison gates when people in his life start dying, beginning with his ex-girlfriend. It seems someone is determined to frame Mal Ourney, and it has to do with a missing cache of priceless emeralds. Now the innocent ex-con will have to do some fancy footwork if he hopes to sidestep the electric chair.This ebook includes an introduction by Boris Dralyuk.

Biblical Words and Their Meaning: An Introduction to Lexical Semantics

by Moisés Silva

When first published in 1983, Biblical Words and Their Meaning broke new ground by introducing to students of the Bible the principles of linguistics, in particular, on lexical semantics -- that branch that focuses on the meaning of individual words. Silva's structural approach provides the interpreter with an important lexical tool for more responsible understanding of the biblical text and more effective use of standard exegetical resources. This revised edition includes a bibliographical essay by Silva, "Recent Developments in Semantics," and an appendix by Karen H. Jobes, "Distinguishing the Meaning of Greek Verbs in the Semantic Domain for Worship," that provides the reader with a substantive example of lexical study.

The Big Idea

by Dave Ferguson Jon Ferguson Eric Bramlett

Nothing is more dangerous than a single compelling idea that is lived out and nothing is more harmless than lots of little ideas never applied. By creatively communicating one Big Idea every week your church will transform people into genuine Christ followers who live out the mission of Jesus. Less is more!

The Case for...Student Collection: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Christian Faith

by Lee Strobel Jane Vogel

In this ebook bind-up of bestselling author Lee Strobel’s five books for students (The Case for Christ Student Edition, The Case for a Creator Student Edition, The Case for Faith Student Edition, The Case for the Real Jesus Student Edition, and The Case for Grace Student Edition), readers thirteen and up can explore the stories, facts, evidence and research behind elements of the Christian faith.

The Complete Book of Questions

by Garry Poole

This book provides groups with 1,001 engaging and thought-provoking icebreaker questions to start and sustain meaningful conversations.

Deepen Your Faith: Three Essential Student Editions by Kyle Idleman, Mark and Parker Batterson, and Mark Hall

by Various Authors

This collection of inspirational titles for students includes three ebooks by some of today's most engaging voices. Not a Fan Student Edition, by bestselling author Kyle Idleman: Are you treating Jesus the same as the other people you admire? Kyle Idleman uses humor, personal stories, and biblical truth as he challenges you to look at what it means to call yourself a Christian and follow the radical call Jesus presents. The Circle Maker Student Edition, by New York Times bestselling authors Mark Batterson and Parker Batterson: How do you approach the maker of the world, and what exactly can you pray for? Mark Batterson uses the true legend of Honi the circle maker, a Jewish sage whose bold prayer saved a generation, to uncover the boldness God asks of us at times, and what powerful prayer can mean in your life. Thrive Student Edition, by Casting Crowns member Mark Hall: What does that phrase "live out your faith" really mean? And how do you really follow Jesus in today's world? Mark Hall explores exactly what it means when your faith and your life collide, and how you can take the next steps in making that faith real and evident to those around you.

Devotions to Make You Smarter

by Ed Strauss

Written in the humorous, gross style of the 2:52 line, designed to ignite the interest of boys. Devotions to Make You Smarter focuses on the mental side of boys’ natures, helping them to grow wiser, the way Jesus did as described in Luke 2:52. In the humorous, cheeky, and sometimes gross style that makes the 2:52 series so engaging and fun, this ninetyday devotional guides boys ages eight to twelve in developing their minds. It explores many facets of the mental process, such as learning, making decisions, and thinking before acting and speaking. It also warns of the dangers of zoning out, being impulsive, and harboring a critical attitude. Combining important principles with practical messages, the book teaches lessons boys need to learn and helps them put this valuable knowledge into practice. Each devotion presents a Bible verse, explains it, and shows how it relates to boys’ lives, then offers tools to help boys cope with growing up, inspiring them to make choices that will ensure they grow up smart. ED STRAUSS By his early teen years, Ed Strauss was writing several novels at once. He had a dresser for his clothing, but Ed had different priorities. The bottom drawer held his comic books—mostly Spider-Man, Tarzan, and Turok. The middle drawer overflowed with his story notes, research, and maps. The top drawer was stuffed with clothing. On a nearby shelf was Ed’s favorite reading material, an encyclopedia set he had won on a nationwide kiddie show. Ed lives in Chilliwack, BC.

Dios está más cerca de lo que crees: Si Dios está siempre con nosotros, por qué es tan difícil encontrarlo

by John Ortberg

SI DIOS ESTÁ SIEMPRE CON NOSOTROS, POR QUÉ ES TAN DIFÍCIL ENCONTRARLO ALGUIEN QUE TE AMA ESTÁ ESPERANDO VERTE La Biblia está llena de ejemplos acerca de un Dios íntimo, un Dios profundamente interesado en estar en contacto con personas comunes y corrientes. Él promete estar con nosotros y dice que nos guiará personalmente. Sin embargo, de algún modo, la intimidad con Dios parece eludirnos. Capturados en la corriente principal de la vida, sabemos que estamos perdiéndonos de algo vital. Pero, ¿cómo lo obtenemos? DIOS ESTÁ MÁS CERCA DE LO QUE CREES Muestra la manera de lograr una relación vibrante y continua con tu Padre celestial. No se trata de un concepto teológico abstracto, sino de la pura verdad: conexión íntima con un Dios profundamente personal. El exitoso autor, JOHN ORTBERG, revela el rostro de Dios que espera ser descubierto en el complejo mosaico de tu vida. Muestra cómo es que la mano de Dios se extiende hacia ti; con ese don especial para la narrativa, Ortberg ilustra las formas en las que puedes responder a Dios y completar la conexión, lo cual da como resultado tu gozo y el de él: Encontrar a Dios en donde menos lo esperas Hacer de tu mente el lugar donde mora Dios Identificar para qué tipo de relación estás especialmente diseñado Acercarte a Dios aun cuando él parezca ausente

El Dios pródigo, Guía de discusión: Encuentra tu lugar en la mesa

by Timothy Keller

Dos hijos, uno se sometió a las reglas religiosamente y el otro las rompió todas. Un padre que amaba a ambos hijos perdidos más allá de lo que ellos podían imaginar. Descubre la profundidad y el alcance de la gracia de Dios en El Dios prodigo. La Guía para discusión Dios prodigo, te ayudara a descubrir, personalizar y aplicar una perspectiva que cambiara tu vida del libro y DVD Dios prodigo. En seis sesiones cautivantes, el pastor y autor éxito de venta de la lista New York Times, Timonty Keller, abre tus ojos al poderoso mensaje de la parábola más conocida, y la menos entendida de Jesús. El Dios prodigo es una revelación del mismo corazón del evangelio: El amor radical de Dios por los pecadores de toda clase. Llevándote mas alládel enfoque tradicional del hijo prodigo, Keller te ayuda a comprender mejor cada uno de los protagonistas de la parábola de Jesús: El hijo menor profano, el hijo mayor moralista, y el padre quien derrocha su amor en ambos. Dentro de esta guía, investigaras preguntas para discusión en grupo y reflexión personal, y ejercicios que te ayudaran a experimentar las verdades de la parábola de Jesús en tu propia vida. El evangelio no es religión ni irreligión, más bien algo completamente diferente. Así seas un creyente devoto o un escéptico, el Dios prodigo te retara a ver el cristianismo de una manera completamente nueva. Los títulos de las sesiones incluyen los siguientes: La parábola La gente alrededor de Jesús Los dos hijos perdidos El hermano mayor El verdadero hermano mayor El banquete del padre Diseñado para uso con el libro y DVD Dios prodigo.

Eight Little Faces

by Kate Gosselin

Becoming the parents of eight children in less than four years has definitely presented both trials and blessings to Jon and Kate Gosselin. In this very personal close-up of their family life, Kate comments on the life lessons God has taught her. Featuring themes like trust, perseverance, joy, and encouragement, each two-page spread includes a photograph from the Gosselin family album, words from Kate, and topical Scripture verses. This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of the Gosselin’s television show Jon & Kate Plus 8, which is featured on TLC, as well as any mother struggling with the demands of small children.

En honor al Espíritu Santo: ¡No es un algo, es un alguien!

by Cash Luna

El Espíritu Santo fue enviado por Jesús y es tan real, que resulta vital mejorar nuestra relación con Él. El Espíritu Santo descendió como paloma sobre Jesús, pero no es una paloma. Apareció como llama sobre la cabeza de los discípulos, pero no es fuego. Embriaga como vino, pero no es vino; unge como aceite, pero no es aceite; se siente como un soplo, pero no es viento; y nos llena con ríos de vida, pero no es agua. El Espíritu Santo es una persona divina, parte de la Trinidad. Él habla, escucha y te anhela. Guía, enseña, recuerda e intercede por ti. Puede llegar a sentir gozo, celos, enojo o tristeza. Él desea intensamente que mejores tu relación con Él. Este libro no se trata de >, se trata de >.

Farraday Road

by Ace Collins

A quiet evening ends in murder on a muddy mountain road. Local attorney Lije Evans and his beautiful wife, Kaitlyn, are gunned down. But the killers don’t expect one of their victims to live. After burying Kaitlyn, Lije is on a mission to find her killer—and solve a mystery that has more twists and turns than an Ozark-mountain back road. When the trail of evidence goes cold, complicated by the disappearance of the deputy who found Kaitlyn’s body at the scene of the crime, Lije is driven to find out why he and his wife were hunted down and left for dead along Farraday Road. He begins his dangerous investigation with no clues and little help from the police. As he struggles to uncover evidence, will he learn the truth before the killers strike again?

GrATTITUDE: Practicing Contagious Optimism for Positive Change

by Ace Collins

To most making it through tough times is never financially easy. Those who got through the periods of “Great Depression” did so with grit, determination, a can-do spirit and a lot of courage. Best of all, they came out stronger too! Those who survive those challenges and come out with a solid self-concept, a loving family and grounded faith ridded themselves of spiritual and mental baggage that would have otherwise destroyed them. They had a lean mind to go with a toned body. As we gaze at the hard days in front of us, it is time to look back on some time-tested examples of those who thrived in tough times as well as those whose mental baggage caused them to crash and burn. The lessons in this book involve not as much what each of us can add to insure survival, but what we can shed from our minds to keep out spirits high and our attitudes on an even keel. In trying times or even when things are great a fit, lean, positive mind is the key to being happy.

Hoy te amo más que ayer: Cómo los problemas diarios pueden fortalecer tu matrimonio

by Parrott Les

Cómo hacer para que las espinas de su matrimonio se conviertan en rosas Los conflictos y percances de su matrimonio son en realidad oportunidades para amarse más. Les y Leslie Parrott, autores reconocidos y con una amplia trayectoria en temas de relaciones personales, creen que las idiosincrasias y diferencias individuales –por dónde se aprieta la pasta de dientes, cómo se administra el dinero– pueden servir para unirlos, siempre que se encaren debidamente. Conviertan los asuntos espinosos de su matrimonio en oportunidades para amarse más, mientras aprenden cómo: • Edificar intimidad mientras se respeta el espacio personal. • Aprovechar el poder de una actitud positiva en el matrimonio. • Cambiar el aburrimiento por la diversión, la impaciencia por la paciencia, el estar muy ocupado por el tiempo juntos, la deuda por un abordaje en equipo a sus finanzas… y muchísimo más. Además, anímense a llegar al fondo de su matrimonio, para descubrir cómo el vínculo con Dios puede unirlos en una intimidad inimaginable.

Lectures to My Students

by Charles H. Spurgeon

One contemporary scholar and authority on Spurgeon says of this work: "Next to Mr. Spurgeon's great literary work, The Treasury of David, we consider (these) Lectures to My Students his greatest single contribution to the Christian world. There is more practical wisdom, common sense and sage advice packed within these pages than with any other book of similar size, or content." This complete and unabridged edition of Spurgeon's great work will make it possible for today's generation to appreciate Spurgeon's combination of discerning wit and refreshingly practical advice. Included in the twenty-eight chapters of this classic volume are lectures such as: - The Call to Ministry - The Preacher's Private Prayer - On the Choice of a Text - On the Voice - The Holy Spirit in Connection with Our Ministry - The Blind Eye and the Deaf Ear - On Conversion as Our Aim - Illustrations in Preaching As were all of Spurgeon's messages to his people, each of these lectures is Scripture-saturated and Christ-honoring. They move swiftly and are fascinating in their content and sage counsel.

Liderazgo con propósito: Lecciones de liderazgo basadas en Nehemías

by Rick Warren

En estos doce capitulos acerca del liderazgo, el pastor Rick Warren examina la vida y el ministerio extraordinario de Nehemias. En su libro, Rick enboza importantes puntos de vistas y analogias acerca de lo que con lleva el tener un exito rotundo en la conduccion de las personas a traves de proyectos dificiles. estas lecciones y principis biblicos imperecederos podran adiestrar a los lideres para llegar a ser mas efectivos mientras mantienen un caracter integro y cimplen el proposito de dios para sus Vidas.

My Beautiful Idol

by Pete Gall

The author of My Beautiful Idol is on a quest to be successful-in a lucrative job at an advertising agency, in ministry work, even in his relationships. And in a futile attempt to control the sources of love and security, he has turned these things into idols he can keep in his soul's back pocket. He pulls the idols out when he feels vulnerable and defenseless, and hides them again when things are going well. But the idols keep failing-even when he turns to his own Christian faith. In a creative narrative style rooted in raw honesty, My Beautiful Idol invites readers to identify with the young would-be Christian hero as he seeks God, and as he hides from God. Far from reducing complex matters to simplistic formulas, Pete Gall weaves together stories both sublime and wretched, ego-building and humbling, humorous and painful, and successfully celebrates the messiness of faith, the importance of validating truth, and the unscripted nature of experiencing a God who is intimately involved in all of life.

Secret Power for Girls

by Susie Shellenberger

The signature book in an exciting new line of products designed for girls ages 11-16 Using contemporary language, illustrations, design, and graphics, this book confronts the problems of identity, security, and self-esteem that plague young teenage women today. Through a skillful examination of the Scriptures it reveals the power for daily living that God has promised to believers and shows readers that the world has nothing compared to what God offers. Topics include Self-Esteem, Power of the World, Power of the Underworld, the Holy Spirit, and Truth

The Spring of Candy Apples

by Debbie Viguié

They’re fun! They’re quirky! They’re Sweet Seasons—unlike any other girls’ books you’ve ever read. You could call them alternative, God-honoring chick lit. Join Candy Thompson on a sweet, lighthearted, and honest romp through the friendships, romances, family, school, faith, and values that make a girl’s lie as full as it can be. It’s the end of Candace’s senior year, and life’s getting sticky. A promotion to The Zone’s Candy Counter means Candace gets to create gooey treats all day long. She is a finalist for The Zone’s college scholarship (Florida anyone?), things with Kurt are getting really weird, and she’s bothered by all the questions about her future. Not unlike the challenge of making candy apples, Candace struggles to resist getting stuck and believe in what is truly at her core.

Sticks and Stones: Using Your Words as a Positive Force

by Ace Collins

Of the roughly thirty-thousand words you will speak today, imagine if just a handful of them could save a life ... ... or heal a broken heart ... or inspire a vision that would shape the course of history. Today is your opportunity to speak---or write---words of incalculable potential for good. With simple action points and colorful stories, this inspiring book will help you weed out sticks-and-stones negativism and unleash the surpassing, life-giving, destiny-shaping power of positive words. What does it take for your words to make a difference? Perhaps a simple thank-you letter. Maybe an encouraging email. Or a simple hello, a thoughtful phone call, a note written on the back of a family photograph ... the possibilities are endless. Sticks and Stones shows you the power and importance of your words, and how to use the right words to have a positive impact beyond anything you can imagine.

Stories Behind Men of Faith

by Ace Collins

Master storyteller Ace Collins offers deeply personal narratives of sixteen men whose living faith has made a vital difference in the world. Stories Behind Men of Faith uncovers the influences, the turning points, and the surprising twists that have created icons of faith, past and present, who continue to inspire us to live better Christian lives and to witness to others. Contemporary men such as Bono, Branch Rickey, Jim Valvano, and Fred Rogers and historical figures such as William Carey, John Newton, Albert Schweitzer, George Washington Carver, and Nicholas of Myra have inspired millions. They have led countless souls to follow in their steps and created legacies that have helped bring so much light into a dark world simply by courageously living their faith. Stories Behind Men of Faith will remind readers that with faith in God, anything is possible.

Stories Behind the Hymns That Inspire America: Songs That Unite Our Nation

by Ace Collins

From the moment the pilgrims landed on the shores of the New World, to the dark days following September 11, songs of faith have inspired, comforted, and rallied our beloved country. Stories Behind the Hymns That Inspire America describes the people, places, and events that have shaped the heart and soul of America. The stories behind these songs will fascinate you and bring new meaning and richness to special spiritual moments in the history of our nation. Discover how: § “Faith of Our Fathers,” sung at Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s funeral, had its roots not with the pilgrims but with a Catholic fighting for the right to worship freely in Anglican England § World events, from the downing of Flight 007 in Russian airspace to Desert Storm and September 11, propelled Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” § The author of “Battle Hymn of the Republic” lived the words “His truth is marching on” until the day she died § Combining African rhythms and southern folk melodies, slaves brought Bible truths to life with songs such as “Roll, Jordan, Roll” The songs in this book have energized movements, illuminated dark paths, commemorated historic events, taken the message of freedom and faith across this nation and beyond, healed broken spirits, and righted wrongs. Their stories will make you proud of your heritage as you realize anew that in America, even one voice can make a lasting influence.

Stories Behind the Traditions and Songs of Easter

by Ace Collins

Stories Behind the Traditions and Songs of Easter reveals the real inspiration behind the customs, symbols, and special music of Easter. Through his gift as a storyteller, award-winning author Ace Collins brings new meaning and depth to the celebration of Easter.

Thriving through Ministry Conflict

by Todd A. Hahn Joseph M. Jurkowski James P. Osterhaus

Church conflict doesn't have to be an enemy that tears a congregation apart. By learning how to handle it wisely, pastors and church leaders can make resistance one of their most valuable allies. Far from fearing conflict, leaders can turn it into a catalyst for positive change and a stronger, more united church. Through the fictional story of a typical pastor embroiled in conflict, Thriving through Ministry Conflict shows how to handle and resolve conflict in a healthy way. By working through a series of response activities and discussion questions, the reader will gain powerful insights into the emotional dynamics of conflict. Here are the knowledge and tools that can help pastors and church leaders trade self-defeating responses to conflict for an empowering, constructive approach; gain a working command of key conflict survival principles; and cultivate the skills needed to effectively navigate the conflicts every ministry leader faces.

Todo lo que quieres saber de la Biblia: Bueno… quizás no todo, pero lo necesario para comenzar

by Peter Douglas Downey Ben James Shaw

¡Es el libro mas vendido de todos los tiempos! Ha sido traducido a más de dos mil idiomas. Ha cambiado la vida de muchas personas alrededor del mundo. No, no es > ¡Es la Biblia! AUNQUE LA BIBLIA muchos la entienden muy bien, realmente no es así; y es una lástima, porque la Biblia es interesante y no debe ser considerada como un misterio. Si eres un nuevo interesado en la Biblia y piensas que el libro de Números es la guía perfecta para aprender matemáticas, que tu oxidado conocimiento sobre la Biblia necesita pulirse, o simplemente deseas una mirada fresca al libro que has leído en tantas ocasiones, este libro es para ti. No es un seco tratado teológico, está escrito en un estilo atractivo que disfrutarás. EN RESUMEN encontrarás capítulos fáciles de leer, autores que responden algunas preguntas básicas como: ¿Quién escribió la Biblia? ¿Es exacta? ¿Cómo orientarse en la Biblia? ¿Cómo metió Noé a todos esos animales en el arca? (bueno, quizá no esa, pero hay bastantes respuestas). También te llevará en un recorrido, desde Génesis hasta Apocalipsis, revelando cosas de la gente, acontecimientos y temas importantes. Tendrás una buena base para entender, y el entusiasmo por leer el más importante de los libros: >

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