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This personalized story of China's persecuted church will startle, grip and convict your heart as it has mine. Dr. Edwin W. Kilbourne Vice President-at-Large, OMS International. Exiles of Hope expresses the bold and resolved witness of China's Christians. The characters challenge the reader to exchange temporal, earthly comforts for eternal, heavenly glory as they risk imprisonment and torture to tell others about Jesus Christ. Dr. Tom White Director of The Voice of the Martyrs - USA The Acts of the Holy Spirit continue as Jesus builds His church in China. Anthony Bollback has captured that in this moving sequel to Red Runs the River, which will result in greater praise to God, prayers for the Chinese believers, and inspiration for the reader. Dr. David E. Schroeder President, Nyack Collage / Alliance Theological Seminary. Enthusiastically I am delighted to endorse Exiles of Hope, authored by veteran missionary Anthony Bollback. This is a unique volume describing the sufferings- and victories of fellow believers in China. Ben Armstrong, Ph.D. Former founding director, Trans World Radio and Executive director National Religious Broadcasters, NRB. Exiles of Hope is a most welcome addition to the first volume on The Story of China's Persecuted Church. Anthony Bollback vividly and sensitively captures the reality of this phenomenal movement of the Holy Spirit. Dr. Rexford A. Boda, Past President of Canadian Bible College / Canadian Theological Seminary Nyack College / Alliance Theology Seminary.
Saved by a mage's intervention from certain death, Kaspar, the evil Duke of Olasko, is lord no more -- reduced to an exile's existence and forced to wander the harshest realms of the world he once enslaved. Merciless deserts, forbidding mountains, and vast oceans now separate the once powerful despot from his former seat of power -- his dark dreams of vengeance overwhelmed by the daily struggle for survival. But there is a larger drama that will entangle the broken dictator. An evil devastating and deadly seeks entrance to the land -- the mystical tool of a dark empire hungry for conquest and destruction -- and Kaspar has inadvertently discovered the key. Suddenly, Midkemia's last hope is a disgraced and exiled duke whose history is written in blood, and who now must wield his sword as her champion . . . if he so chooses..
This book takes place in the late 1700's to England where criminals, justly and unjustly accused, were transported to Australia to begin a new colony. Although the book is fiction, it is based on events that actually happened. It shows the reality of building a new colony based on hatred and fear.
Kevin Senecal was nobody's hero. All he wanted from life was a professional career, a strong union to protect him, and comfortable company-owned housing well away from his Welfare Slum origins. As a senior engineering student at U.C.U, Kevin seemed on the verge of realizing his ambitions, when one night he was attacked by a murderous "youth gang"-and accidentally killed one of them while escaping. That's when it all changed: "You don't kill juvies in this town," the Homicide Detective told him, Suddenly Kevin Senecal was on the run, and on all of Earth there was no place to hide...
The World Government exiles thousands of scientists from Earth after declaring Lou's Christopher's project too dangerous.
Following their bestsellers Vulcan's Forge and Vulcan's Heart, Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz continue their new trilogy chronicling the latter-day adventures of one of Star Trek's most beloved characters, shedding new light on his world's shocking history. Tensions remain high as the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, and the Romulan Star Empire attempt to maintain their fragile post-Dominion War peace in the wake of the brutal attack by the mysterious Watraii that ended with the loss of Admiral Pavel Chekov. When Admiral Uhura receives intelligence regarding a Watraii base that may contain more than one surprise, she sends Ambassador Spock, Captain Saavik, Ruanek, Captain Montgomery Scott, and Lieutenant Commander Data on a covert mission to learn its secrets____ But the true secrets of the Watraii have their basis millennia in the past. In the time of Surak, Vulcans were at a crossroads, on the cusp of either embracing logic or succumbing to emotion and destroying themselves. With Surak's blessing, a group of Vulcans left their turbulent homeworld to find their destiny among the stars-but the stars prove themselves even more unforgiving than the sands of Vulcan's deserts, as Karatek, the reluctant leader of the exiles, must struggle to hold the community together.
Exim is the default mail transport agent installed on some Linux systems; it runs on many versions of Unix and is suitable for any TCP/IP network with any combination of hosts and end-user mail software. It is open source, scalable, rich in features, and--best of all--easy to configure. This official guide is written by Philip Hazel, the creator of Exim.
A comprehensive book about how you can apply the insights of existential psychotherapy and existential philosophy to human loving relationships.
`This book achieves what it sets out to do: "to introduce readers to the rich tapestry of existential therapeutic approaches". I found it concise and easy to read, despite the fact that it deals with some fairly complex ideas'' - CounsellingResource. com `One can only applaud the bravery of an author who gently send up Kierkegaard''s wilful obscurantism and cleans out the acrid smoke of Gauloises from the room. With welcome clarity and sanity, Mick Cooper efficiently lays out the concepts, techniques and directions adopted by several key figures in the broad field of existentially informed psychotherapy. In an excellent first chapter, Mick Cooper pointed out my `ontic'' from my `ontological''; and I could see, behind the long-words-with-dashes, the true resonance of these ideas with real human and therapeutic issues, dilemmas and goals'' - Clinical Psychology `This book proves to be a real treasure chest: what you always wanted to know about existential psychotherapy but failed to find anywhere else in such a comprehensive, clear and concise manner. In that sense, this publication provides a missing link. One merit of the book is its systematic structure. As extensive, and in part as heterogeneous as existential philosophy and therapy also maybe, Mick Cooper had nevertheless been able to build convincing clusters with, on the one hand, an enormous understanding of details and, on the other, a far-sightedness that, like a map, provides orientation in the diversity of existential therapy. I really appreciate this publication and can recommend it very strongly'' - Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies `Existential Therapies will I suspect, suddenly make "existentialism" come alive. The author, Mick Cooper loves his subject, it fascinates and enthrals him, and we get to experience some of that, even though the book is "academic". The connections and overlaps with person-centred psychology are there for us to be, but so are the differences'' - Person-Centred Practice `As an overview of a number of different existential therapies the book is extremely welcome and manages in a relatively short space to cover a wide arena. Overall I rate the book highly. To pull together a large and somewhat disparate literature, then make sense of it and finally retains the reader''s interest, is difficult'' - Existential Analysis `Mick Cooper has done an impressive job in writing a much needed, current and user friendly survey of the field of existential therapies. If I were to teach this course, I would use this book. I applaud Mick Cooper for having admirably achieved the aim he set out to achieve. All this makes Mick Cooper''s book a must-read for anyone wishing to explore the topic of existential therapy'' - Society for Laingian Studies Website `What makes this book unique is that all the different strands of Existential philosophy are always clearly linked to practice'' - Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal `This is a very fresh book, not treading well-worn paths and genuinely informing us about a small but important field. This is really an indispensable book for anyone who wants to understand existentialist approaches to therapy'' - Self and Society `This publication marks a milestone providing an excellent, clear and critical overview of the contrasting forms of the approach as it is currently practised'' - Emmy van Deurzen, New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Schiller University, London `This is a book of superb thoroughness and scholarship - an unprecedented guide to existential therapy''s chief positions and controversies'' - Kirk J Schneider, President of the Existential-Humanistic Institute, USA `Combines scholarship with a writing style that makes difficult concepts accessible. This book should be required reading on any course where the existential tradition plays a part, and that includes person-centred courses and all sympathetic to the idea that psychotherapy is, in essence, a human encounter where warmth, understanding and a deep respect for the individual are key values'' - Tony Merr...
The chief effort of this work is to face the implications for personal action of a universe without purpose. That man is personally responsible for what he is and what he does; that there are no values external to man and no given human nature which he is obliged to fulfill; that man chooses his values and makes himself, and may therefore choose to be a different person--this is the heart of Jean-Paul Sartre's philosophy.
This book offers a brief introduction to the thought of four figures central to existential philosophy--Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre. An introductory chapter presents the basic perspective and concerns of existentialism, and describes its place in the history of philosophy. Similar introductions are provided for each of the four philosophers, followed by selections from their major works. Background readings are also excerpted from works by Hegel and Husserl. No index. c. Book News Inc.
When five superpowers put their heads together in the name of global political stability, the result is EXIT: the most deadly, secretive and efficient intelligence agency the world has ever known. EXIT specialises in the removal and replacement of 'problematic' people - be they political or religious leaders, scientists, academics or those with extraordinary talents. The EXIT mandate is simple: do it quickly and do it properly. Ray Cain is EXIT's most talented agent, a man trained specifically for one long-term mission in Pakistan. His task successfully completed, Cain now faces retirement in exile from the only existence he has ever known. Then he is recalled for a final trifling assignment - a project that should be straightforward. But Cain finds himself at the centre of a gathering storm on the most inhospitable continent on earth. EXIT is about to implode - the stakes are high, the players deadly - and there can be only one winner .
With his customary wit, humor, and irony, along with a fine sense of the period, Louis Auchincloss artfully brings to life an exciting and dramatic facet of eighteenth-century England. On the Continent, John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, is laying waste to the lowlands in a bloody combat with Louis XIV At the British court, Queen Anne, aging, ill, and surrounded by sycophants, is coping with the intrigues of those who wish to promote Marlborough's dangerous ambitions. Chief among the plotters is his headstrong wife (and court favorite), Sarah Churchill.Into this tense and steamy environment comes young Abigail Hill, Sarah's impoverished cousin. Sarah has arranged for her to be a maid to the Queen. But Abigail will discover that she has been marked by destiny for a special mission, which is nothing less than to bring to a halt a bloody and destructive world war. How she accomplishes this is the subject of this unusual but historically justified tale.The drama of court life and high politics, the growing antagonism between Sarah and Abigail, and an engaging cast of characters make for a lively narrative. And the portrait of Queen Anne is a tour de force that lends further depth to this vivid and engaging book.
Tovah Connelly would rather be asleep than awake. Since her accident, she's become a shaper in the dream world, the Ephemeros, where she can manipulate places and people with just a thought. Tovah's friends there, Ben and Spider, encourage Tovah to develop her skills, but the one ability she doesn't want is to control the dreams of others-it's a power she's wary of, and a responsibility she's not ready for. Nobody can sleep all the time, though-not if they want a waking life that bears a semblance of normalcy. And Tovah's waking life is vastly different from her dream life: she's rebuilding and regaining her sanity after nearly losing it in the accident's aftermath. But when nightmares begin rocking the Ephemeros, Tovah's two worlds begin to collide. As those she cares about are threatened, Tovah may discover that the one responsibility she doesn't want is the only defense she has.
The year 2007 marks Detective Inspector John Rebus's last year in the Scottish police force. Forced to retire by both the law and his - relieved - superiors, Rebus knows that his time in the blue ranks must now come to an end. But how will the irascible detective deal with this grim terminus? Particularly with his nemesis, Ger Cafferty, still walking the streets of Edinburgh. And how will John's protege and friend Siobhan Clarke move forward with the old relic finally gone?
Jerry Mitchell is on exercises off the coast of Pakistan when his submarine, the USS Michigan,is ordered to a rendezvous off the Iranian coast. Once there, disembarked SEALs - experts in seaborne commando operations - are to extract two Iranian nationals who have sensitive information on Iran's nuclear weapons program. While en route to shore, Michigan's mini-sub suffers a battery fire, killing one crew member and forcing the survivors - four SEALs and LCDR Mitchell - to scuttle their disabled craft and swim for shore. There they find the two Iranians waiting for them, but their attempts at returning to Michigan are thwarted by heavy Iranian patrol boat activity. When agents of Iran's secret police, VEVAK, appear, escape seems all but impossible. When Mitchell and his men find themselves surrounded by Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp troops, they create a bold plan to escape by sea. It's a desperate gamble, but it's the only way to get proof of the Iranian plot to the U. S. and prevent a devastating new war.
Logan always takes the easy way out. After a night of drinking and driving he wakes up to find he has been involved in a senseless car accident and is dead. With the help of his guide, Wade, and the spirit of his grandmother, he realizes he has taken the wrong exit --he wasn't meant to die. His life had a purpose -- to save his sister -- but he took the easy way out and he failed. Now, before he can rest in peace, he has to try and save his sister from a future no child should face. He will only get one chance and he cannot afford to fail this time -- for Amy's sake and for his own.
Zach, his friend Tank, and Tank's twin sister Sarah, are desperate to leave their depressing hometown of Blaine, Michigan, after next year's graduation, but plans go away when Zach uncovers a steroid scandal and falls in love with Sarah.
Popular fantasy author Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld series) makes her first foray into crime fiction, with the debut of a series of non-paranormal novels featuring female assassin Nadia Stafford. Nadia Stafford is one of the world's few female contract killers. A former cop, drummed out of the force because of a scandal, she is an expert at disguise and cool under pressure. But when fellow hitman Jack arrives on the scene, Nadia's very private existence is seriously challenged. A series of victims are being murdered seemingly at random all over the country -- different areas, different walks of life, different MOs. There is nothing to tie them together except a random page torn out of a single book:Helter Skelter. But does the Helter Skelter killer -- as the hysterical media now dub him -- have a real connection to Charles Manson? Or is there something even more sinister at work? Is this, in fact -- as Jack believes -- the carefully planned exit strategy of a fellow professional killer, determined to leave the life, but equally determined to clear up an old mistake? And, if so, which is the real victim? Now, the highly suspicious and secretive hitman community will have to break their cover -- at least, to each other -- and help take down this killer before the cops and the Feds discover his true connection to their own secret, exclusive society....
Douglas Rushkoff's latest salvo on complacent media culture, set in 2008, features Jamie Cohen, a young hacker who, like the biblical Joseph, suffers betrayal and then penance (via the talk-show circuit) before joining forces with a venture capitalist determined to turn everyone into mindless consumers. Meanwhile, Jamie's former pals have developed a way to kill the Web's - and the stock market's - profit-making capacities. A dazzling satire of 1990s dot-com mania, this McLuhanesque cultural critique establishes a new publishing precedent: it is the first "open-source" ebook, annotated by online readers. This first print edition includes the best of their footnotes chosen by the author.
While selling oranges in the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, sweet and sprightly Ellen "Nell" Gwyn impresses the theater's proprietors with a wit and sparkle that belie her youth and poverty. She quickly earns a place in the company, narrowly avoiding the life of prostitution to which her sister has already succumbed. As her roles evolve from supporting to starring, the scope of her life broadens as well. Soon Ellen is dressed in the finest fashions, charming the theatrical, literary, and royal luminaries of Restoration England. Ellen grows up on the stage, experiencing first love and heartbreak and eventually becoming the mistress of Charles II. Despite his reputation as a libertine, Ellen wholly captures his heart--and he hers--but even the most powerful love isn't enough to stave off the gossip and bitter court politics that accompany a royal romance. Telling the story through a collection of vibrant seventeenth-century voices ranging from Ellen's diary to playbills, letters, gossip columns, and home remedies, Priya Parmar brings to life the story of an endearing and delightful heroine.
There is Lisa: They call her the Perfectionist. A stunning, mysterious, and fearless sexual adventurer, she is founder and supreme mistress of The Club-an expensive, exclusive island resort where forbidden fantasy meets willing flesh. There is Elliott: A thrill-seeking photographer who has risked his life in war zones around the world. Now he is committed to the ultimate plunge into personal risk- exploring his darkest sexual self. Join them on a journey to the limits of erotic pleasure and beyond. Surrender to the tantalizing wonders of the imagination behind the spellbinding sensuality of The _ Vampire Chronicles. Take leave of the world you know- and step into Eden___
Orin Boyd still had a way to go. It wasn't that he didn't drink, fornicate, or break enough rules--he could do that with the best of them--it was that Orin still harbored the delusion that he should do something about the crime that was eating suburban Long Island alive. The cops who've been living in the mad, nasty world of the 13th Precinct know better. They're busy getting rich, getting wrecked, chasing women, and they want Boyd to get on their gravy train--or get lost. For Boyd, fifteen years in law enforcement have come down to this: a solo war for his soul against a ghetto drug kingpin and the deadliest of his brothers in blue. From the author of High Crimes, EXIT WOUNDS is a gut-wrenchingly realistic journey to the darkest side of law enforcement--with a renegade cop in a battle for his life.
Park wrote about her autistic daughter in a previous book, </The Siege; A Family's Journey into the World of an Autistic Child/>. Here she continues the story, describing Jessy Park's development as an adult and as an artist. Oliver Sacks provides the foreword; appendices list resources relevant to autism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Meca One, leader of the robot rebellion has just unveiled a monstrous new battle machine-- the Striking Venom-- and plans to use it to crush the EXO-FORCE and Sentai Fortress. How can the humans hope to destroy a machine that appears to be invincible?
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