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An enduring saga from one of our finest storytellers, the Sackett series stands at the forefront of Louis L'Amour's sprawling canon of the American West. Led by an unforgettable trio of brothers, this one-of-a-kind family embodies the frontier ideals of toughness, determination, and justice that have captured the imagination of millions. Now this riveting eBook bundle collects all twelve novels set during the 1870s--the classic Sackett era: THE DAYBREAKERS LANDO SACKETT MOJAVE CROSSING THE SACKETT BRAND THE SKY-LINERS THE LONELY MEN MUSTANG MAN GALLOWAY TREASURE MOUNTAIN RIDE THE DARK TRAIL LONELY ON THE MOUNTAIN Also includes the short stories "The Courting of Griselda" and "Booty for a Badman"! Hunt one Sackett and you hunt 'em all. Those are the words of the fiercely loyal and notoriously fierce Sacketts. From the courageous brothers Tell, Orrin, and Tyrel, who bring law and order from Santa Fe to Montana, to Orlando the renowned boxer and Lango the rebellious drifter, the whole clan is no stranger to trouble. But the Sackett boys aren't out to make a reputation--it just happens that way.
Los Angeles Police Detective Peter Decker had grown very close to Rina's young sons, Sammy and Jake, as he had to their mother, and he looked forward to spending a day of his vacation camping with the boys. A nice reprieve from the grueling work of a homicide cop-until Sammy stumbles upon a gruesome sight... Two human skeletons, charred beyond recognition, are identified by a forensic dentist as teenage girls--and for Decker, the father of a sixteen-year-old daughter, vacation time is over. Throwing himself professionally and emotionally into the murder case, he launches a very personal investigation: a quest that pulls him deep into the crack dens of Hollywood Boulevard and painfully close to the children of the streets and a nightmare world he must make his own.
A noted historian of religion traces manifestations of the sacred from primitive to modern times, in terms of space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself.
With the first two books in the Acacia Trilogy, Acacia and The Other Lands, David Anthony Durham has created a vast and engrossing canvas of a world in turmoil, where the surviving children of a royal dynasty are on a quest to realize their fates--and perhaps right ancient wrongs once and for all. As The Sacred Band begins, one of them, Queen Corinn, bestrides the world as a result of her mastery of spells found in the ancient Book of Elenet. Her younger brother, Dariel, has been sent on a perilous mission to the Other Lands, while her sister, Mena, travels to the far north to confront an invasion of the feared race of the Auldek. Their separate trajectories will converge in a series of world-shaping, earth-shattering battles, all rendered with vividly imagined detail and in heroic scale. David Anthony Durham concludes his tale of kingdoms in collision in an exciting fashion. His fictional world is at once realistic and fantastic, informed with an eloquent and distinctively Shakespearean sensibility.
The dust has barely settled in the Holy Land after a terrible raid on Temple Mount when a group of archaeologists in the Judean desert stumble upon a secret room inside a cave. Its walls are covered in Egyptian hieroglyphs and other symbols, including the curious image of a dolphin wrapped around a trident. There they discover an old clay jar, also bearing this unusual symbol, and containing an ancient scroll. . . Meanwhile, a covert and ruthless sect called The Sons of Light are planning to turn the world upside down. Their ancient secret safe beneath Egyptian sands, they still need a very specific strain of DNA - the DNA from a human skeleton, 2,000 years old, stolen from beneath Temple Mount. When they discover that American scientist Charlotte Hennesey actually shares this DNA, the race begins to kidnap the girl and prepare for the final battle.
Influential scholar Peter L. Berger explores the sociological underpinnings of religion and the rise of a modern secular society Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger carefully lays out an understanding of religion as a historical, societal mechanism in this classic work of social theory. Berger examines the roots of religious belief and its gradual dissolution in modern times, applying a general theoretical perspective to specific examples from religions throughout the ages. Building upon the author's previous work, The Social Construction of Reality, with Thomas Luckmann, this book makes Berger's case that human societies build a "sacred canopy" to protect, stabilize, and give meaning to their worldview.
The Sacred Circle Tarot is rich with possibilities for personal growth. Each card is embedded with multi-leveled symbolic triggers for meditation. As you reflect upon the Major Arcana cards, you undertake "The Journey of The Fool"-a mystical trek that parallels your personal life journey and the evolution of spirit toward initiation. To clarify the stages of this spiritual journey and to evoke the Pagan nature of this deck, The Sacred Circle Tarot modifies the traditional names and sequential order of the Major Arcana cards. Thus, the zero card depicts The Green Man, who symbolizes primal energy. The Green Man triggers your evolution, propelling you through an unfolding spiral of experience, knowledge, and wisdom. Taken in order from zero to twenty-one, the The Sacred Circle Tarot cards lead you from the first awakening of consciousness to dissolution of your old self, initiation, rebirth, and enlightenment. As patterns and lessons emerge, you will start to understand where your life path is taking you. The fool's journey ends, but yours is only beginning.
David G. Benner introduces you to the riches of spiritual friendship and direction, explaining what they are, how they are practiced and how they move beyond mere moral lifestyle accountability to care for souls.
Sweeping through three decades, from the repressive English countryside of the nineteen-fifties to London of the sixties and seventies America, this story follows Mary's fight to become Martin, as well as the troubled family and circle of acquaintances and friends who also make up the core of this remarkable, emotional yet unsentimental novel. At the age of six, Mary, the child of a Suffolk farm family had a revelation--she knew she was not a girl, but was meant to be a boy. Where this realization takes Mary is the ostensible subject of Sacred Country, although British writer Rose Tremain so lovingly treats the bleak town of Swaithey, England, where Mary grows up, and the vivid people around her, that the novel eddies out to encompass others in the village and the times. With a steady eye, the harsh circumstances of Mary's upbringing and her disconnection from her body and surroundings are revealed. That so much humor and magic in Mary's slow transformation into Martin can be found is remarkable, but the book may be most memorable for its quiet realism and exacting prose.
This book shows how an atmosphere of permission-giving, which signals the end of leaders as enablers, can help church leaders transcend bureaucracy and enhance spiritual gifts rather than assign them. The 'sacred cows' of control and regulation can be devoured, as leaders and people are converted to a new style of ministry.
The third book in the critically acclaimed series set in Classical Athens, featuring the historically-inspired amateur detective Nicolaos. It is the Olympics of 460 BC. Nico's best friend, Timodemus, is a competitor in the pankration, the deadly martial art of ancient Greece. Timo is hot favorite to win. His only serious rival is Parmonos from Sparta. When Parmonos is found beaten to death, it is obvious Timodemus must be the killer. Who else could have killed the second-best fighter in all Hellas but the very best? The Judges of the Games sentence Timodemus to be executed in four days' time, as soon as the Sacred Games have finished. Complicating everything is the fact that Athens and Sparta are already at each other's throats, in the opening stages of a power struggle for control of Hellas. If an Athenian is found to have cheated at the Games by murdering a Spartan, it will be everything the hawks in Sparta need to declare open war the moment the Sacred Truce is over. And that's a war Athens cannot hope to win. Nico and his partner in sleuthing, the annoyingly clever priestess Diotima, have four days to save their friend and avert a war that would tear their world apart.
Jennifer Talldeer is Osage and Cherokee, granddaughter of a powerful Medicine Man. She walks a difficult path: contrary to tribal custom, she is learning a warrior's magics. A freelance private investigator, Jennifer spends hours tracking down stolen Indian artifacts. The construction of a new shopping mall uncovers fragments of human bone, revealing possible desecration of an ancient burial ground. the sabotage of construction equipment implicated Native American activists - particularly Jennifer's old flame, who is more attractive, and more dangerous, than ever. Worst of all, the grave of Jennifer's legendary medicine Man ancestor has been destroyed, his tools of power scattered, and a great evil freed to walk the land. Jennifer must stand against the darkness. If she wavers even for an instant, she will be annihilated, and the world will fall into oblivion.
When gangster Tommy Coyne is forced to flee to Mexico by dirty cops, he does so disguised as a priest, like his Jesuit brother Frank.
Written by the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret History of the World, The Sacred History takes you on a captivating journey through the great myths of ancient civilizations to the astounding discoveries of the modern era. The Sacred History is the epic story of human interaction with angels and other forms of higher intelligence, starting from Creation all the way through to the operations of the supernatural in the modern world. What emerges is an alternative history of great men and women, guided by angels or demons, and the connection between modern-day mystics and their ancient counterparts. This spellbinding historical narrative brings together great figures-- such as Krishna, Moses, Buddha, Elijah, Mary and Jesus and Mohammed--and stories from African, Native American and Celtic traditions. Woven into this is an amazing array of mystical connections, including the surprising roots not only of astrology and alternative medicine but also of important literary and artistic movements, aspects of mainstream science and religion and a wide range of cultural references that takes in modern cinema, music and literature. This is a book of true stories, but it is also a book about stories. It shows how they can tell us things about the deep structure of the human experience that are sometimes forgotten, revealing mysterious and mystic patterns, and helping us to see the operation of the supernatural in our own lives.
An inside look at the higher wisdom of teamwork from Chicago Bulls' head coach Phil Jackson. At the heart of the book is Jackson's philosophy of mindful basketball -- and his lifelong quest to bring enlightenment to the competitive world of professional sports, beginning with a focus on selfless team play rather than "winning through intimidation".
.After finally managing to escape from being held as a virtual slave in an illegal cocaine operation, young Diego is taken in by the Ricardos, a poor, coca-farming family who provides a safe haven while he recovers from his ordeal.
What are the necessities? Grace. Stillness. Amazement. Sanctuary. Simplicity. Resilience. Friendship. "Is this book for you? It is a book for people who love life. And for people who wish to love life, but who are temporarily stymied. Captives to busyness, disappointment, exhaustion, anger, apathy, an excess of caution, or even a good reputation, we carry around an unused life-as if life is a savings bond to be withdrawn only when mandatory. Instead of living, we are star-struck. In a world of celebrities, we live vicariously through people who "have it all," ..."
Full of exercises, suggestions, questionnaires, assignments, and meditations for getting the most out of the Labyrinth experience, The Sacred Path Companion is the indispensable guide for anyone searching for a spiritual journey that will inspire, educate, and engage. Created by one of the guiding forces of the Labyrinth movement and the author of Walking a Sacred Path, this comprehensive and interactive workbook includes: - The art of Labyrinth walking - The nine lessons of the Labyrinth - Four guidelines to gauge spiritual growth - Specific uses for healing and transformation through the Labyrinth - Forgiveness and reconciliation - The six purposes of ritual - Developing visions for the Labyrinth movement .
Sacred Promise brings us into the laboratory of scientist Dr. Gary Schwartz, where he establishes the existence of Spirit by its own Willful Intent--a proof of concept for deceased spirits. The author takes readers on a personal journey into the world of angels and spirits and reveals their existence and desire to help. Dr. Schwartz candidly discusses the challenges as well as the rewards of connecting with Spirit. He poses several important questions. What if our feelings of emptiness, loneliness, hopelessness, and meaninglessness are actually fostered by our belief in a "spiritless" Universe? What if our physical hunger is symptomatic of a greater spiritual hunger? What if Spirit is actually all around us, ready to fill us with energy, hope, and direction, if we are ready to ingest it? What if Spirit is like air and water, readily available for us to draw within; that is, if we choose to seek it? Sacred Promise shows how we can attune ourselves and receive this guidance from Spirit, which is all scientifically documented by Dr. Schwartz experiments and research. Prepare to suspend your beliefs about Spirit.
Sacred Rhythms: The Monastic Way Every Day is a compilation of reflections originally published in our Notes from a Monastery series. Gathered here under the themes of prayer, work, faithfulness, and conversion, these meditations showcase the knowledge of religious and lay authors familiar with the Benedictine way of life.
This book strives to direct our lives into true communion with God.
What if you stopped looking for a "soul mate" and started looking for a "sole mate"--someone who will live out with you the great purpose of God? What if dating isn't about finding "the one" but making a wise choice so you can better serve the One who loves you most? What if God didn't design relationships to make you happy but to make you holy? In The Sacred Search, Gary Thomas will transform the way you look at romantic relationships. Whether you are single, dating, or engaged, Gary's unique perspective on dating will prepare you for a satisfying, spiritually enriching marriage even before you walk down the aisle. As Gary reminds us, a good marriage is not something you find--it's something you make.
Nora Roberts is unstoppable. In her astonishing 20-year career, she has emerged as one of the most powerful and prolific voices in fiction. She has a massed a loyal readership of millions and wins new fans with each publication. The first-time hardcover edition of SACRED SINS brings back a classic Nora Roberts novel, full of simering passion and taut suspense that will thrill readers. When the mayor of Washington, D. C. asks renowned psychologist Tess Court to work in conjunction with the police to profile a deranged killer known as The Priest, she has no idea what she's getting into. This relentless psychopath believes he is saving the souls of the young pretty blondes he strangles with the white silk stole worn by true men of the cloth. But Tess knows otherwise: this is the work of a madman bent on spreading a twisted ministry of violence. With the aid of handsome police sergeant Ben Paris, Tess hopes to track down The Priest before he causes more harm. But any professional distance between her and Ben quickly disappears as their attraction grows. It's a distraction the pair can ill afford, for Tess-pretty, slender, and blonde-has become the very next target of the killer they seek.
1067. In the desolate wastes of Greenland, a band of hunters discover a strangely-shaped meteor which has fallen from the sky. At first, the mysterious 'sky-stone' seems to bring good luck, healing a lame boy and guaranteeing a good catch of furs. But violence and murder soon follow in fortune's wake as the villagers fight and struggle among themselves to get control of the precious stone. Over the next six hundred years, the Sky-Stone falls into the hands of crusading knights, the wicked Sheriff of Devon, a group of radical young kabalists, the dying King Henry III and a band of travelling players. Each time, the stone brings treachery, discord and violent death to those who seek to possess it.
Make everyday magic come alive with the beautiful prose and invocations found in Sacred Stones of the Goddess. This one-of-a-kind guidebook incorporates crystals and semiprecious stones in talismanic magic, and includes guided meditations and prayers to the Goddess. Stones are a powerful source of earth energy. Each stone has its own distinct energy "signature" as well as magical correspondences shared by other stones in the same group. In talismanic magic, the stone serves as both the focus and amplifier for the desired outcome of the spell. Sacred Stones of the Goddess presents a variety of ways to intensify your magic with the power of stones, including: Thirty-five Goddess-centered invocations for a variety of purposes such as increased magical ability, justice, peace, personal protection, creativity, and love Step-by-step instructions for putting together and using your own thirteen-stone divination set Instructions for creating and using your own set of Wiccan prayer beads for communion with the Goddess (and God)
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