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Christians know that we are to walk the walk that Christ walked, making everyday decisions as God would have us do. The recent popularity of the WWJD? Movement highlights this desire. Yet few Christians take the time to explore God's Will in every aspect of their lives and set goals that reflect a biblical approach to everyday life. D. James Kennedy uses biblical principles forged in his own life and in the life of the church to highlight practical ways for believers to go deeper in their spiritual walk and set long-term goals according to God's Will. Readers will learn to partner with Christ and set goals that will affect the way they interact with family, friends, church, community, colleagues, and their environment.
He's the worst possible man for her. And she wants him with a desperation that borders on obsession. Recently jilted Naomi Brightman has had it with men! Her last boyfriend left her with a broken heart and the FBI on her trail. What she needs now is a place to hide for a while. Only when she gets to the remote resort she owns with her sisters, what she finds is a temptation that could jeopardize a lot more than her good name. Enter dangerously delicious Dane MacFarland. He makes Naomi sizzle all over! But he's off-limits. Really, really off-limits. Still, the passion between them is overwhelming, irresistible-even downright sinful. Or it would be-if Dane was half the man Naomi thinks he is. Contains explicit descriptions of sex.
A young woman recovering from a breakdown accepts employment as a secretary at the isolated home of a former U.S. Senator whom, it is rumored, may have pushed his first wife off a ledge to her death. Recovering from a personal tragedy, herself, she wonders if what is happening to her is fully real or partially imagined; and she questions whether the rumors she has heard are true.
"My eyes travel up the frozen walls. I figure it is eighty feet up to the sunlight. The walls above me climb up at about eighty degrees, then they go dead vertical, and then, higher up, they overhang. It is as if I am looking out from the belly of a beast, its jagged white teeth interlocking above me." In June 1992, best friends Jim Davidson and Mike Price stood triumphantly atop Washington's Mount Rainier, celebrating what they hoped would be the first of many milestones in their lives as passionate young mountaineers. Instead, their conquest gave way to catastrophe when a cave-in plunged them deep inside a glacial crevasse--the pitch-black, ice-walled hell that every climber's nightmares are made of.An avid adventurer from an early age, Davidson was already a seasoned climber at the time of the Rainier ascent, fully aware of the risks and hopelessly in love with the challenge. But in the blur of a harrowing free fall, he suddenly found himself challenged by nature's grandeur at its most unforgiving. Trapped on a narrow, unstable frozen ledge, deep below daylight and high above a yawning chasm, he would desperately battle crumbling ice and snow that threatened to bury him alive, while struggling in vain to save his fatally injured companion. And finally, with little equipment, no partner, and rapidly dwindling hope, he would have to make a fateful choice--between the certainty of a slow, lonely death or the seeming impossibility of climbing for his life.At once a heart-stopping adventure story, a heartfelt memoir of friendship, and a stirring meditation on fleeting mortality and immutable nature, The Ledge chronicles one man's transforming odyssey from the dizzying heights of elation and awe to the punishing depths of grief and hard-won wisdom. This book's visceral, lyrical prose sings the praises of the physical world's wonders, while searching the souls of those willing, for better or worse, to fully embrace it.From the Hardcover edition.
For nearly thirty years now, between writing other books, I have been engaged on a large autobiographical work. "The Ledge Between the Streams" is the fourth book in that work-the three others being "Daddyji," "Mamaji," and "Vedi." (There are also two related books-"Face to Face," a sort of outline for the larger work, and "The Photographs of Chachaji," a sidelight on it.) Each of the four books is independent and self- contained, but, of course, each is a volume of one continuing life story. As the famous race between Achilles and the tortoise suggests, no matter how fast I write, the writing of the life can never catch up with the crawl of my day-to-day life ("Vedi" and this book chronicle a span of barely ten years), so, not surprisingly, I sometimes feel I am leading two lives-the life I'm remembering and interpreting and my ordinary, day-to-day life. And I expect to continue this double life, intermittently, for many years.
The author presents a detailed account of the biography of Robert E. Lee and the Civil War.
The Long Way HomeThe only woman he'd ever wanted had left him standing at the altar without a backward glance. And there was no way in the world Sean Holt was going to allow her to hurt him again-no matter how much he ached to let her into his shuttered heart....Aurora Sheridan had let herself be torn away from the man she loved-and she'd had five long years to regret it. And now, with her life in ruins, she had no one left to turn to but him-and nothing left to dream of but another chance at love....
Percy Jackson fans will embrace this humorous time travel adventure, the first in a series, about an iPhone malfunction that sends three kids back to 1776 in time to rescue George Washington. On Christmas Day, Mel finds General George Washington lying dead as a doornail in a stable. But Mel knows that George Washington must cross the Delaware River, or the course of American history will be changed forever. Could Mel's iPhone have sent him back in time to 1776? And can Mel and his schoolmates, know-it-all Bev and laid-back Brandon, come to the rescue? Perhaps, with a little help from two colonial kids and Benjamin Franklin himself. Debut novelist David Potter cleverly combines time travel, humor, and American history in this fast-paced adventure. For American Revolution enthusiasts, there's information about historical reenactments, additional reading, and websites.
I am neither churchly nor a particularly spiritual person, but I can tell you that some force within me rejected death at the last moment and then guided me, blind and stumbling--quite literally a dead man walking--into camp and the shaky start of my return to life. On May 10, 1996, nine climbers perished in a blizzard high on Mount Everest, the single deadliest day ever on the peak. The following day, one of those victims was given a second chance. His name was Beck Weathers.The tale of Dr. Seaborn Beck Weathers's miraculous awakening from a deep hypothermic coma was widely reported. But the hidden story of what led the pathologist to Everest in the first place, and his painful recovery after his dramatic rescue, has not been told until now. Brilliant and gregarious, Weathers discovered in his thirties that mountain climbing helped him cope with the black dog of depression that had shadowed him since college. But the self-prescribed therapy came at a steep cost: estrangement from his wife, Peach, and their two children. By the time he embarked for Everest, his home life had all but disintegrated. Yet when he was reported dead after lying exposed on the mountain for eighteen hours in subzero weather, it was Peach who orchestrated the daring rescue that brought her husband home. Only then, facing months of surgery and the loss of his hands, did Beck Weathers also begin to face himself, his family, his past and uncertain future. Told in Beck Weathers's inimitably direct and engaging voice--with frequent commentary from Peach, their family, their friends and others involved in this unique journey--Left for Dead shows how one man's drive to conquer the most daunting physical challenges ultimately forced him to confront greater challenges within himself. Framed by breathtaking accounts of his near death and resurrection, and of his slow and agonizing physical and emotional recovery, Left for Dead offers a fascinating look at the seductive danger of extreme sports, as in rapid succession a seemingly unstoppable Weathers attacks McKinley, Elbrus, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro--before fate stops him cold, high in the Death Zone of the world's tallest peak. Full of deep insight and warm humor, Left for Dead tells the story of a man, a marriage and a family that survived the unsurvivable. Candid and uncompromising, it is a deeply compelling saga of crisis and change, and of the abiding power of love and family--a story few readers will soon forget.
Something She Can't Remember When Claire Shaw wakes in a Seattle hospital, she remembers nothing of what has happened to her. She doesn't recognize the concerned faces of her husband and friends. She knows only that she is lucky to be alive, the single surviving victim of a vicious serial killer. Someone Who Won't Forget She was a mistake--not like the others. She didn't understand. That was obvious now. But she would come to understand. Next time, there would be no escape--and her eyes would fill with that perfect, beautiful terror. . . Some Things You Can't Imagine On an island isolated from the mainland, Claire has returned to a life she barely knows anymore. A town that feels as if it, too, is hiding something in its dark woods, remote cabins, and chilly smiles. Bit by bit, Claire's memory is taking terrifying shape in a place where fear is very much at home. . .
Something She Can't RememberWhen Claire Shaw wakes in a Seattle hospital, she remembers nothing of what has happened to her. She doesn't recognize the concerned faces of her husband and friends. She knows only that she is lucky to be alive, the single surviving victim of a vicious serial killer.Someone Who Won't ForgetShe was a mistake--not like the others. She didn't understand. That was obvious now. But she would come to understand. Next time, there would be no escape--and her eyes would fill with that perfect, beautiful terror. . .Some Things You Can't ImagineOn an island isolated from the mainland, Claire has returned to a life she barely knows anymore. A town that feels as if it, too, is hiding something in its dark woods, remote cabins, and chilly smiles. Bit by bit, Claire's memory is taking terrifying shape in a place where fear is very much at home. . .Praise for the Novels of Kevin O'Brien"Another taut page-turner."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer"O'Brien does what he does best: keeping the suspense at unbelievably high levels."--The Midwest Book Review"Imaginative, well written. . .add this book to your summer reading list."--Times Record News (Wichita Falls, Texas)
Ali Reynolds investigates two shocking cases of victims brutally left for dead in New York Times bestselling J.A. Jance's latest mystery-thriller. When Santa Cruz County deputy sheriff Jose Reyes, Ali's classmate from the Arizona Police Academy, is gunned down and left to die, he is at first assumed to be an innocent victim of the drug wars escalating across the border. But the crime scene investigation shows there's much more to it than that, and soon he and his pregnant wife, Teresa, both fall under suspicion of wrongdoing.Ali owes Reyes a debt of gratitude for the help he gave her years earlier when she was dealing with a troubled friend. When she's summoned to his bedside at Physicians Medical Center in Tucson, it's impossible for her to turn away. And knowing Reyes as well as she does, Ali finds it hard to believe that he's become mixed up in the drug trade, despite evidence to the contrary. Upon arriving at the hospital, Ali finds that her good friend, Sister Anselm, is there, too--working as a patient advocate on behalf of another seriously injured victim, an unidentified young woman presumed to be an illegal border crosser, who was raped and savagely beaten.Ali becomes determined to seek justice in both cases and secure safety for both victims. Together with Sister Anselm and a conscientious officer who won't let the case drop despite pressure from above, Ali digs for clues to find the true culprits. Fast-paced, tension-filled, and intriguingly complex, Left for Dead is J.A. Jance at her riveting best.
Tate Eresby has accepted the unusual sights and sounds of Golgotham and has made it her home. Unfortunately, hipsters have descended upon the community - along with an anti-Kymera faction known as the Sons of Adam. The sudden influx of tourists escalates racial tensions to a boiling point when two Kymerans are attacked and another is murdered. Tate's relationship with Hexe, the current heir to the Kymeran throne, is also tense. Hexe's Uncle Easau is an anti-human activist who believes Tate is a spy. But is it possible that Tate is now more than just human?
Paul Hoffman's novel of astonishing scope and imagination, featuring a darkly gifted teenage boy at the center of a brutal holy war, grabs the reader from its incredible opening lines and refuses to let go. The Left Hand of God is the first novel in an epic, ambitious trilogy that will prove irresistible to the readers who have turned the Inheritance Cycle, Twilight, and the His Dark Materials series into publishing phenomena. The Left Hand of God is the story of sixteen-year-old Thomas Cale, who has grown up imprisoned at the Sanctuary of the Redeemers, a fortress run by a secretive sect of warrior monks in a distant, dystopian past. He is one of thousands of boys who train all day in hand-to-hand combat, in preparation for a holy war that only the High Priests know is now imminent. He has no reason to think he's special, no idea there's another world outside the compound's walls, and no hope for a life any different from the one he already knows. And then, Cale opens a door. What follows is a daring escape, an unlikely alliance, a desperate pursuit, a journey of incredible discovery, and an adventure the likes of which Cale could never possibly have imagined, culminating in Cale's astonishing realization that he alone has the power to save his world- or to destroy it.
In Left of Karl Marx, Carole Boyce Davies assesses the activism, writing, and legacy of Claudia Jones (1915-1964), a pioneering Afro-Caribbean radical intellectual, dedicated communist, and feminist. Jones is buried in London's Highgate Cemetery, to the left of Karl Marx--a location that Boyce Davies finds fitting given how Jones expanded Marxism-Leninism to incorporate gender and race in her political critique and activism. Claudia Cumberbatch Jones was born in Trinidad. In 1924, she moved to New York, where she lived for the next thirty years. She was active in the Communist Party from her early twenties onward. A talented writer and speaker, she traveled throughout the United States lecturing and organizing. In the early 1950s, she wrote a well-known column, "Half the World," for the Daily Worker. As the U. S. government intensified its efforts to prosecute communists, Jones was arrested several times. She served nearly a year in a U. S. prison before being deported and given asylum by Great Britain in 1955. There she founded The West Indian Gazette and Afro-Asian Caribbean News and the Caribbean Carnival, an annual London festival that continues today as the Notting Hill Carnival. Boyce Davies examines Jones's thought and journalism, her political and community organizing, and poetry that the activist wrote while she was imprisoned. Looking at the contents of the FBI file on Jones, Boyce Davies contrasts Jones's own narration of her life with the federal government's. Left of Karl Marx establishes Jones as a significant figure within Caribbean intellectual traditions, black U. S. feminism, and the history of communism.
Elizabeth can't wait for her family's first ski vacation, especially since her friend Todd is going, too. But when they arrive, Todd makes friends with a boy named Mark, and soon Elizabeth is left out. When Todd asks her to come with him on a difficult ski trail, she doesn't know what to do, because she promised to stay on the beginner slopes. Will she break her promise and risk the dangerous slope?
Nothing's More Terrifying. . .One by one, the victims are carefully captured, toyed with, then subjected to a slow and agonizing death. Piece by piece, his exquisite plan takes shape. The police can't yet see the beauty in his work--but soon, very soon, they will. . .Than Being Left Alone. . .In the lonely woods around Grizzly Point, Montana, four bodies have been discovered. Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli have been hoping for a career-making case, but this is a nightmare. Even with the FBI involved, Selena and Regan have nothing to go on but a killer's cryptic notes, and the unsettling knowledge that there is much worse to come. . .To Die. . .When Jillian Rivers opens her eyes, she's trapped in a mangled car. Then a stranger, claiming to be a trail guide named Zane McGregor, pries her free. Though she's grateful, something about him sets Jillian on edge. And if she knew what lay out there in the woods of Montana, she'd be truly terrified. Because someone is waiting. . .watching. . .poised to strike and make Jillian the next victim. . .
The triumphant story of a remarkable woman's journey through the darkness of genocide will inspire anyone whose life has been touched by fear, suffering, and loss.
This book describes the influence of left-wing Communism in different countries.
Layne MacDonald's search for the mother who had given her up at birth took her from the world she had always known to a sprawling Nebraska ranch, where the West wove its spell around her. But when she met Creed Dawson, part-owner of the ranch, she was bewildered by his brusque and distant manner. As he taught her to rope, corral and ride, Layne began to sense the secret anguish that had frozen his heart... and realized to her surprise, that she was falling in love. Only a brave,determined woman would ever reach the passionate man behind Creed's stern facade... and Layne vowed that she would be the one.
A devastating novel of desperation and revenge from one of today's most compelling new voices in fiction. In this follow-up to her heartbreaking debut, Such a Pretty Girl, Laura Wiess once again spins a shattering tale of the tragedies that befall young women who are considered society's Leftovers. Blair and Ardith are best friends who have committed an unforgivable act in the name of love and justice. But in order to understand what could drive two young women to such extreme measures, first you'll have to understand why. You'll have to listen as they describe parents who are alternately absent and smothering, classmates who mock and shun anyone different, and young men who are allowed to hurt and dominate without consequence. You will have to learn what it's like to be a teenage girl who locks her bedroom door at night, who has been written off by the adults around her as damaged goods. A girl who has no one to trust except the one person she's forbidden to see. You'll have to understand what it's really like to be forgotten and abandoned in America today. Are you ready?
Dr. Oliver Sacks's books "Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars" and the bestselling "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" have been acclaimed for their extraordinary compassion in the treatment of patients affected with profound disorders. In "A Leg to Stand On", it is Sacks himself who is the patient: an encounter with a bull on a desolate mountain in Norway has left him with a severely damaged leg. But what should be a routine recuperation is actually the beginning of a strange medical journey when he finds that his leg uncannily no longer feels part of his body. Sacks's brilliant description of his crisis and eventual recovery is not only an illuminating examination of the experience of patienthood and the inner nature of illness and health but also a fascinating exploration of the physical basis of identity. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Debutante Diane Parmalee was a U.S. Army officer's daughter; Lije Stuart was the handsome Harvard educated son of the part-Cherokee Stuart clan. Nothing, not even their different worlds, seemed able to stop their love--except a tragic legacy. The wealthy Stuart family burned with the memory of the government's forced march of the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears. Now, as the nation exploded in civil war, Lije's family split in a violent feud, driving Lije to do the one thing Diane could not forgive-- fight for the South. At his father's side, Lije was riding away on a journey of blood and sorrow, perhaps forever. The lovers' only hope was another legacy: a passion strong enough to reunite them before betrayal and death claimed their hearts...
In this sweeping novel inspired by the Iran-Contra affair, master storyteller James A. Michener conjures the triumphs and tragedies of one family and their dynamic role in the history of the United States and its founding document. Over a tense weekend of reflection, Major Norman Starr of the National Security Council prepares to appear before a congressional committee to publicly account for his covert actions. Hoping to learn something from his proud, troubled heritage, Starr looks for guidance in the lives of his ancestors: all-Americans who weren't always right. From a framer of the Constitution to a slave owner, from a Supreme Court justice to a courageous suffragist, each recalls an important legacy that Starr must somehow reconcile with his own perilous dilemma. Praise for Legacy "Michener has left his own legacy. . . . [He] is an educator, not just in history but in ethics, and like any good educator, he's not afraid to confront a complex world."--Edward Rutherfurd, Chicago Tribune "Michener tells interesting stories about the Constitution, even if they are fiction. He brings the document alive. . . . Each tale is told with the Michener flair."--United Press International "An impressive amount of historical drama . . . Captivating historical vignettes [are] woven skillfully within Starr's talks with his loving wife and loyal attorney."--Kirkus Reviews "A revealing book . . . about the forging of the Constitution and the crises that shaped it."--Associated PressFrom the Paperback edition.
An elderly rancher is shot to death over a dispute about a hidden treasureJ. Pierce Buchanan has spent a lifetime tearing a living out of the open range--battling droughts and wildfire, Indians and bandits. At ninety, he has accumulated a fortune in gold pieces--some $50,000--but he will never get the chance to spend it. In the still of the night, someone sneaks into the old man's bedroom and tortures him at gunpoint in a fearsome attempt to lay his hands on the treasure. When J. Pierce won't speak, someone shoots him five times and disappears into the darkness. Heirs come out of the woodwork demanding a piece of the old man's fortune, as the cowhands and yard men of the ranch scour the thirty-thousand acres searching for the stash. Into this frenzy of greed ride Glen Strange and Bobby Trapp, a pair of honest cowboys just looking for a scrap of work. The J-Bar Ranch has contracted gold fever, and J. Pierce Buchanan will not be the last victim.