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The Diatessaron of Tatian

by Tatian The Assyrian

This edition of the Diatessaron of Tatian presents a reader-friendly version of the most popular unified account of Jesus's life and teachings, as written in the gospels, for over three centuries, and a crucial link to the early history of the church and Christian doctrine. ,p.,p.The Diatessaron takes center stage in Ian Caldwell's new breakout novel The Fifth Gospel.Composed in the 2nd century CE, the Diatessaron is Tatian's combination of the texts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John into one comprehensive timeline of Jesus's life. Tatian the Assyrian, an obscure but highly controversial theologian who was expelled from the early Church, tried to fill in the gaps left by the traditional four gospels and resolve their contradictions.The Diatessaron was a major source for the story of the life of Christ until the 6th Century CE when it fell into obscurity and the four gospels took its place in the order of the New Testament.This original translation by Reverend Hope W. Hogg, B.D. preserves Tatian's chronology and allows readers access to this little-known ancient text and a crucial link to the early Church and the life and death of Jesus.

Crows: A Novel

by Charles Dickinson

The crow stories are charming and touching. They're about the Smarter Crow, who saved the species by staying awake one night and discovering that crows forget everything whenever they sleep. They're about a crow who was falsely condemned and executed for murder, and a crow with a wounded wing who was saved by a vigilant female. They're about male crows who fly grief orbits when their mates are angry at them. Ben Ladysmith was flying grief orbits when he told his young friend Robert that particular crow story. Ben's wife, Ethel, was mad at him and, as usual, had locked him out of the house.

Changing Everything

by Molly Mcadams

Paisley Morro has been in love with Eli since she was thirteen years old. But being his best friend and wingman, while keeping her feelings under wraps, has grown more difficult with every passing year and every new woman in his life. <P><P>After twelve years, Paisley is tired of the constant heartache and has finally decided it's time to lay all her feelings on the table.Eli Jenkins has the life: his dream job, countless beautiful women, and a best friend who's the one he counts on for everything else. One conversation, however, threatens to not only change everything between them, but possibly cause Eli to lose the only girl who has ever meant anything to him.When a family tragedy forces Eli to take a hard look at his life, he realizes life without Paisley isn't a life at all. Only now, he may be too late.

Bones and Heart: A Night and Nothing Short Tale

by Katherine Harbour

short story that reveals backstory on Jack Hawthorn, one of the main characters in Thorn Jack. Here we learn some of Jack's family history, including a terrible event about Jack's mother. Barbour expands her mythology and we enter deeper into the world of the Fata.

Balance Keepers, Book 2: The Pillars of Ponderay

by Lindsay Cummings

This second book in Lindsay Cummings's Balance Keepers series explodes with just as much magic, mystery, friendship, and humor as Book One. <P><P>Fans of books like Brandon Mull's The Candy Shop War or the Unwanteds series by Lisa McMann will love the action and imagination in this epic fantasy adventure series.With both boy and girl main characters, creatures like Hammerfin sharks to battle, a traitor to expose, and a boarding school that could be described as Hogwarts underground, there's something for every reader to enjoy in this series reminiscent of the classic Journey to the Center of the Earth. An anti-bullying theme also makes this great for in-classroom reading.In The Pillars of Ponderay, Balance Keepers Albert, Birdie, and Leroy enter the underground watery Realm of Ponderay along with their archrival, Hoyt, in an attempt to reset the Balance of the Realm. If they don't succeed in time, all of California above could be consumed by tsunamis and hurricanes.

Asylum 3-Book Collection: Asylum, Sanctum, Catacomb

by Madeleine Roux

Here are all three novels in Madeleine Roux's haunting, bestselling Asylum series, perfect for fans of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.<P><P>Asylum: Madeleine Roux's New York Times bestselling Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo-illustrated novel that Publishers Weekly called "a strong YA debut that reveals the enduring impact of buried trauma on a place." Featuring found photographs from real asylums and filled with chilling mystery and page-turning suspense, Asylum is a horror story that treads the line between genius and insanity.Sanctum: In this haunting, fast-paced sequel to the New York Times bestselling photo-illustrated novel Asylum, three teens must unlock some long-buried secrets from the past before the past comes back to get them first. Featuring found photographs, many from real vintage carnivals, Sanctum is a mind-bending reading experience that blurs the lines between past and present, genius and insanity.Catacomb: The heart-stopping third book in the series follows Dan, Abby, and Jordan as they take a senior year road trip to one of America's most haunted cities, uncovering dangerous secrets from their past along the way, and realizing that sometimes the past is better off buried. . .

All's Fair in Love and Scandal

by Caroline Linden

Nothing wagered... Douglas Bennet can't resist a good wager, especially not one that involves a beautiful woman. When a friend proposes an audacious plan to expose the most notorious woman in England, Douglas agrees at once. <P><P>After all, it would be quite a coup to discover the true identity of Lady Constance, author of the infamous erotic serial scandalizing the ton, 50 Ways to Sin.Nothing won... Madeline Wilde is used to being pursued. For years she's cultivated a reputation for being unattainable and mysterious, and for good reason: her livelihood depends on discretion. When Douglas turns his legendary charm on her, she dismisses him as just another rake. But he surprises her--instead of merely trying to seduce her, he becomes her friend...her confidant...and her lover. But can it really lead to happily-ever-after...or are they about to become the biggest scandal London has ever seen?

5 Seconds of Summer Book of Stuff

by 5 Seconds of Summer

To the very raucous 5SOSfam--wanna find out what the band's been up to over the last year? <P><P>Jam-packed with their own photos, anecdotes of life on and off the road, and much more, the only official 5 Seconds of Summer book out this year means now you can . . .Luke, Michael, Calum, and Ash are having a mad year: a world tour, writing their new album, signing up their first band on their own record label, breaking the internet--it's been eventful to say the least. The good news is they want to share it all with you!This book is a special thanks for (officially) being the best fan army around!

The 20-Minute Body: 20 Minutes, 20 Days, 20 Inches

by Brett Hoebel

Less time. More results. It seems like diet and fitness experts keep upping the ante--asking us to push ourselves harder than ever to get results. <P><P>From cleansing and fasting to extreme, time-consuming workouts--since when did getting healthy become a full-time job?From his days as a trainer on The Biggest Loser, Brett Hoebel knows firsthand the struggles people face when it comes to weight loss--including lack of time. In The 20-Minute Body, he shares a revolutionary plan for weight loss based on the latest science of fitness, which shows us that the most effective way to burn fat and lose inches is to have a well-rounded diet and work out in short, efficient bursts.Brett identifies the biggest myths surrounding weight loss. First, that the best way to work out is to log lots of cardio hours. False. Recent studies prove that long cardio workouts are not effective: short sessions of high-intensity exercise burn more fat and build more muscle. When you train this way, you build metabolic muscle--lean muscle mass that helps your body burn calories even at rest. Metabolic muscle is the secret to a fast metabolism.Brett also debunks the myth that counting calories and cutting carbohydrates are effective ways to lose weight. Super-restrictive, low-calorie diets backfire and actually cause the body to store fat, not burn it. And carbs? Contrary to what most people think, carbs aren't evil. In fact, they are your body's favorite source of energy. It's not about giving up carbs--it's about choosing the right ones.With three different diet and fitness levels, a variety of high-intensity workouts, and delicious recipes that take 20 minutes or less to prepare, The 20-Minute Body is a full lifestyle plan for getting healthy and losing weight. Give Brett 20 days, and he will give you back your body--minus 20 inches.

Investing In Dividends For Dummies

by Lawrence Carrel

Get the lowdown on adding dividend stocks to your investment portfolio Investing In Dividends For Dummies shares the fundamental information you need to know about one of the steadiest investments you can make: dividends. This approachable resource provides you with the details necessary to make confident, educated decisions regarding the dividends that you choose to add to your portfolio. Instead of guessing which investments will complement your current strategy, leverage the information offered by this easy-to-use text to determine how to best incorporate dividends into your investment tactics-and do so with confidence. The steady nature of dividends makes them appealing to investors for many reasons. Most notably, they're a great option if you're entering retirement and want a reliable source of income. Additionally, dividends are fantastic components of a well-rounded investment portfolio, as even the most aggressive of investors can benefit from more conservative investment tools in their overall strategy. Understanding what dividends are and how to use them is the first step to adding them to your portfolio. Explore how dividend stocks can fit into your current investment portfolio-and how they will impact your portfolio's performance Effectively research the companies offering dividends, and pinpoint the ones that best complement your current portfolio Gauge the risk, growth, and return offered by dividend opportunities Increase the amount of your investment portfolio that's dedicated to dividends, depending upon your financial goals and portfolio needs Investing In Dividends For Dummies is a fantastic resource if you're looking to find a mature and predictable way to invest your money!

Digital Signal and Image Processing using MATLAB

by Gérard Blanchet Maurice Charbit

This title provides the most important theoretical aspects of Image and Signal Processing (ISP) for both deterministic and random signals. The theory is supported by exercises and computer simulations relating to real applications. More than 200 programs and functions are provided in the MATLAB(r) language, with useful comments and guidance, to enable numerical experiments to be carried out, thus allowing readers to develop a deeper understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of this subject.

Grandma Grace's Southern Favorites

by Marty Davidson

In this unique and charming cookbook, Marty Davidson takes more than 100 delicious Southern recipes that were prepared by her grandmother over a fireplace in the 1800s and adapts them for today's modern appliances. Accompanying the recipes are charming and funny tales of Grandma Grace's family and some of her favorite tips on everyday living. This cookbook will fill your belly with recipes for foods such as Watermelon Syrup, Aunt Hattie Mae's Onion Pie in Cracklin' Pastry, Grandma's Sweet Potato Pone, Milk Soup, Chicken and Cloud-Tender Dumplin's, Molasses Pull Candy, and Maudie's Reception Cookies. It will also fill your heart with joy with stories about relatives Aunt Gussie, Aunt Hattie, Cousin Viola and her bachelor son, Cousin Effy, Cousin Pearl, Aunt Maudie and her jilted daughter, and Aunt Lillie Mae's 325 pound daughter.

Black Rainbow

by Rachel Kelly

In 1997, Oxford graduate, working mother and Times journalist Rachel Kelly went from feeling mildly anxious to being completely unable to function within the space of just three days. Prescribed antidepressants by her doctor, and supported by her husband and her family, Rachel slowly began to get better, but her anxiety levels remained high, and six years later, as a stay-at-home mother, she suffered a second collapse even worse than the first. Throughout both of Rachel's periods of severe depression, the healing power of poetry became an integral part of her recovery. As someone who had always loved poetry, it became something for Rachel to cling on to in times of need - from repeating short mantras to learning and reciting entire poems - these words and verses became a powerful force for change in her life. In Black Rainbow Rachel analyses why poetry can be one answer to depression, and the book contains a selected 40 of the poems that provided Rachel with solace and comfort during her breakdown and recovery. At a time when mental health problems and depression are becoming more common, and the stigma around such issues is finally being lifted, this book offers a lifeline for anyone seeking to understand depression and seek new ways to treat it. Poetry is free, has no side-effects and, as Rachel can attest, 'prescribing words instead of pills' can be an incredibly powerful remedy.

Becoming Beyonce: The Untold Story

by J. Randy Taraborrelli

A Billboard Must-Read Fall 2015 Music Book The first comprehensive biography ever published about America's favorite living pop icon, Beyoncé, from New York Times bestselling biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli. Beyoncé Knowles is a woman who began her career at the age of eight performing in pageant shows and talent contests, honing her craft through her teenage years until, at the age of 16, she had her first number one record with Destiny's Child. That hit-making trio launched Beyoncé's successful solo career, catapulting her, as of 2014, to #1 on Forbes annual list of most wealthy celebrities--the same year she made the cover of Time. BECOMING BEYONCÉ is not only the story of struggle, sacrifice, and what it takes to make it in the cut-throat record industry, it's the story of the great rewards of such success and the devastating toll it often takes on the human spirit.

Every Little Kiss

by Kim Amos

TURN ON THE CHARM Eternal good girl Casey Tanner moved to White Pine for a fresh start. Her mission: to finally have fun. And a fling with a reckless bad boy is the very first item on the to-do list she pretended not to make. After one long, lingering look at a sexy firefighter, Casey has found her man. . . . AND TURN UP THE HEAT Getting women into his bed has never been a problem for Abe Cameron. Letting one into his heart is an entirely different matter. But just one kiss, just one touch, just one smile from beautiful Casey has this lifelong bachelor flirting with the idea of forever. And Casey's refusal to settle down only makes Abe more determined than ever to win her heart. Now the one woman who can't be caught is the only one Abe can't live without . . .

Hope Springs On Main Street

by Olivia Miles

"Hope Springs on Main Street is a warm, tender story overflowing with emotion. With strong, memorable characters and a delightful small town, this book will surely work its way into your heart. Olivia Miles weaves a beautiful story of healing and second chances. " --RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author Sometimes love is where you least expect it . . . What do you do when your cheating husband proposes to the "other woman"? For Jane Madison, it means you keep calm, carry on, and sneak candy bars and wine for dinner. Jane's grateful for her adorable little girl, yet she yearns for the love that was missing from her marriage. Only one man ever really "got" Jane-and she's stunned when he returns to Briar Creek. But a single mom can't date her ex's best friend . . . can she? Jane's still kind, beautiful-and far too good for the buddy Henry Birch tried to stop her from marrying years ago. Laying eyes on her now is like a much-needed ray of sunshine. Back in town to sell his family's old house, Henry wants to close a bad chapter in his life and move on. But time with Jane and her sweet daughter has him flirting with the idea of happily ever after-if he can convince her to take a second chance on love . . .

One Wild Winter's Eve

by Anne Barton

ONCE YOU'VE HAD A TASTE OF SCANDAL . . . As the Duke of Huntford's sister, Lady Rose Sherbourne follows the rules of well-bred society. Always chaperoned. Never engaging in unseemly behavior. Well, except for that one summer, years ago. And yet she's never been able to forget that handsome stable master or the stolen moments they shared. She's always wondered what might have happened if he hadn't disappeared without a word . . . Now she's about to find out. YOU CAN NEVER GO BACK Charles Holland never expected to see Lady Rose again. And yet the years haven't lessened his devotion-or his desire-in any way. Despite their differences in class, Charles cannot stop himself from wanting to possess her. But as they uncover one intimate secret after another about her family, they realize that, this time, their love may come at a very dear price . . .

The Alibi

by Sandra Brown

Fresh from her bestselling triumphs Unspeakable and Fat Tuesday, the incomparable Sandra Brown delivers her latest #1 blockbuster of high-voltage suspense. The sensational murder of one of Charleston's most powerful citizens, real-estate tycoon Lute Pettijohn, rocks the city and gives ambitious prosecutor Hammond Cross his chance to become the city's next district attorney--if he wins the case. His investigation turns up no shortage of people who wanted Pettijohn dead. But when the prime suspect turns out to be a mysterious woman who holds the secret that can shatter Hammond's ambitions, he faces a moral dilemma and a haunting question: Was he set up to be the perfect alibi?

Marnie The Dog: I'm A Book!

by Shirley Braha

From senior shelter dog to international star, Marnie the Dog has a book! Once an old, sick dog who was found on the streets and named "Stinky," Marnie the Dog got a second lease on life when she was adopted from a shelter at age ten. Soon, her signature looks and endearing personality would capture the hearts of not only her new owner, but nearly everyone she encountered. After photos and videos of Marnie started circulating online, Marnie began charming millions over the world. Whether you're a dog or human, Marnie proves it's never too late to start a new chapter of your life and live it to the fullest. Using a sophisticated creative process compromised of unlimited treats and lots of love, Marnie and her human companion have created their first book of never-before-seen photos--and a few classics, too. Praise for "Marnie the Dog: I'm a Book": "Wow, I'm a book haha lol" -- Marnie the Dog

The Hell's Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes From The Kitchen

by Hell'S Kitchen

The first official companion cookbook from the enormously popular Fox cooking competition show. Hell's Kitchen debuted in 2005 on Fox and is currently in in its 14th season. On the show, one explosive, charismatic Head Chef oversees 16 chefs as they battle it out to win a job as Head Chef of top restaurant with a total prize value of $250,000. In each episode the chefs are put to the test in a skill's-based challenge, and must follow it up by completing dinner service at the exclusive Hell's Kitchen restaurant set in Los Angeles. Now, in their first ever cookbook, readers will learn how to recreate over one hundred of the contestant's delectable, restaurant-worthy dishes in their own home and will be given access to the recipes, menus, and behind-the-scenes secrets that they've been craving!

Home: The Art Of Effortless Design

by Ellen Degeneres

Ellen DeGeneres has bought and renovated nearly a dozen homes over the last twenty-five years, and describes her real-estate and decorating adventures as "an education. " She has long cared deeply about design: "I think I wanted to be an interior designer when I was thirteen. " This deluxe edition of Home is printed on extremely high quality paper, printed on a sheet-fed press, and bound in a real cloth covered case with a tipped in photo of Ellen DeGeneres' living room featuring her Picasso. In Home, DeGeneres will, for the first time, share her passion for home design and style. She believes, "You don't have to have money to have good taste," and she is eager to share what she has learned over the years. DeGeneres offers a personal look at every room in each of her homes. Included are seven of her homes past and present, from the famous "Brody House" up to her current homes, and she offers tips and advice on what each house taught her. An added bonus is a look at the homes of her friends and collaborators-some of the finest designers in the country. They share their advice on home design, furnishings, as well as a glimpse at their awe-inspiring rooms. Full of beautiful photographs, this book is a treasure trove of amazing California architecture, unique home furnishings, breathtaking art, and hundreds of ideas on putting together the home you've always dreamed of.

Walk Through Fire

by Kristen Ashley

The flame never dies . . . Millie Cross knows what it's like to burn for someone. She was young and wild and he was fierce and even wilder-a Chaos biker who made her heart pound. They fell in love at first sight and life was good, until she learned she couldn't be the woman he needed and made it so he had no choice but to walk away. Twenty years later, Millie's chance run-in with her old flame sparks a desire she just can't ignore. And this time, she won't let him ride off . . . Bad boy Logan "High" Judd has seen his share of troubles with the law. Yet it was a beautiful woman who broke him. After ending a loveless marriage, High is shocked when his true love walks back into his life. Millie is still gorgeous, but she's just a ghost of her former self. High's intrigued at the change, but her betrayal cut him deep-and he doesn't want to get burned again. As High sinks into meting out vengeance for Millie's betrayal, he'll break all over again when he realizes just how Millie walked through fire for her man . . .

Hillary Clinton Haiku: All Things Hillary In Zen-like Bites

by Vera G. Shaw

The poetic form of the haiku is pretty old, widely known, and occasionally kinda funny. In these ways it resembles Hillary Rodham Clinton. And, let's face it. Everyone knows Americans hate to read. Enter: HILLARY CLINTON HAIKU, which distills the essential details of HRC into seventeen syllables where thousands of articles and biographies fall short--or, rather, long. HILLARY CLINTON HAIKU will not only help you and your fellow Americans make the right, informed decision at the polls--whatever that may be--it will also help make the vast contemporary machine of politics, glass ceilings, and scandal a little easier to swallow. Here's a taste: First Lady Of The United States Preceded by Barb Bush; succeeded by Laura. Much 2 much Texas. Double Standard Hillary "Which designers do I prefer? Would you ask a man that question?

Something Like Love

by Sara Richardson

"Charming, witty, and fun. There's no better read. I enjoyed every word!" --- Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author IT'S GONNA BE A WILD RIDE Ben Noble needs to do some damage control. Fast. His heart has always been in ranching, but there's no escaping the spotlight on his high-powered political family. Now the only thing that can restore his reputation is a getaway to the fresh air of Aspen, Colorado. Not to mention that the trip gives Ben a second chance to impress a certain gorgeous mountain guide. But Paige Harper is nothing like the shy girl he remembers . . . she's so much more. Paige is serious about Ben, too: seriously annoyed that the playboy cowboy is using her mountain for his PR. Once upon a time, she fell for Ben's aw-shucks charm, but the fairy tale didn't end happily. Paige doesn't intend to let down her guard again. But keeping their relationship all business and no pleasure may be harder than she thinks-especially if the moonlight, the Rockies, and a certain irresistible rancher have anything to say about it . . .

Inside Man

by Jeff Abbott

When Sam Capra's best customer--and friend--is murdered outside his Miami bar, Sam decides to seek justice. Determined to find out the connection between his friend's death and a beautiful stranger, Sam infiltrates the Ligeras, one of Miami's most prominent--and dangerous-families. He faces a powerful but unstable mastermind intent on dividing his business empire between his three very different children, who may hold murderous secrets of their own. Sam is inexorably drawn into the family drama, amplifying painful echoes of his own shattered relationships as son, brother, father, and husband. And in his quest to unearth the killer before his cover is blown, Sam discovers one of the world's "dark corners"...a place where laws are inconsequential, and no amount of money or power can save you...

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