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THE GREATEST WESTERN WRITER OF THE 21ST CENTURYIt's Springtime in Wyoming. Preacher is on the move, joining a trail drive led by freewheeling adventurer Wiley Courtland. Wiley has good horses to deliver to the American Fur Company at Fort Gifford. An Indian war party, led by the cunning and ruthless Red Knife, has other plans. Furiously fighting their way to safety, the horse traders make it to Fort Gifford, where the beautiful wife of the fort's commander makes a raid of her own, with the help of Preacher's newfound buddy Wiley. While jealousy erupts, Red Knife and his bloodthirsty legion of warriors come galloping over the horizon--and lay siege to the fort. Before help can come, an act of treachery opens the gates to a massacre. . . Only one man survives the carnage. From the smoke and blood, he emerges, clinging to his life and loaded for bear. On his own--the way he likes it--Preacher begins his war of revenge. . .
Dreams Of Gold And Power The mountains are brimming with the lure of fortunes--from gold to a booming fur trade. A man at home in this once pristine wilderness, Preacher knows theres no turning back civilization now. What he doesnt know is that beyond the plans of some men is a deadly enemy with far more dangerous designs. . . Schemes Of Blood And Betrayal With vengeance-hungry criminals shadowing his every move, Preacher meets a beautiful woman working to bring a rail line to a remote settlement. And while Preacher is distracted by both the beauty and by beastly outlaws, Indians attack the outpost--and settlers fight furiously back for their survival. One Mans Fight For The Future Of A Land. . . When the smoke clears and blood dries, Preacher realizes that hes in a war more deadly and complex than any hes known. Agents of a foreign government ignited the Indian attack. And theyve got far bigger plans--and only Preacher stands in their way. . .
The harsh, unforgiving frontier is no place for innocents. And when an old friend of the Preacher's asks him to guide a gaggle of wide-eyed Easterners through the Rockies, Preacher responds with a polite: "Hell no." But the pilgrims are pursued by a gang of outlaws - and then ambushed by angry Indians. With his friend caught up in the melee, Preacher has no choice but to try to rescue him - and anyone else who happens to be within reach. Suddenly a battle turns into an all-out war as one of the Easterners has an explosive secret that could get them all killed. Add some stone cold cutthroats with a chilling plan, and this man of God will have a devil of a time saving some souls - and sending others to meet their Maker...
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st Century On the rolling Missouri River a riverboat of fur traders, a U. S. Senator and Prussian royalty are all heading to the Yellowstone from St. Louis. Preacher's onboard because the nation's fate depends on the passengers landing safe and sound. But it won't be easy. Two beautiful women make a play for Preacher. So does a killer. So does a band of river pirates. No sooner does Preacher beat back these threats than the riverboat lands in the middle of a blood-soaked Indian ambush--with a Prussian nobleman and his family taken hostage. Preacher has no choice but to go off in pursuit, even with a traitor trying to slaughter him. Someone wants to start a war and change the course of American history. Only a lone mountain man and the ambush of bullets he wields with deadly, unerring force stands in the way. . .
There was nothing remotely romantic about widowed father Samuel Hart's marriage proposal. Yet Josie Randolph said yes. The Lord had finally blessed the lonely widow with the family she'd always dreamed of. And she was deeply in love with the handsome preacher, whose high ideals inspired everyone. Surely during their long journey across the western plains to his new post her husband would grow to love her. Each mile brought them closer to home, yet drove them further apart. Samuel didn't seem ready to open his heart again. But Josie was determined to be not just the preacher's wife, but Samuel's wife.
The appearance of this 25th anniversary edition of Fred B. Craddock's highly original and influential textbook on preaching is a cause for celebration, not only of the book itself but also of Fred Craddock, the preacher and teacher. While Preaching, as a textbook, has its own integrity and takes a justifiably proud place in the literature of homiletics, it is almost impossible for many of us to read this volume without hearing Craddock's unmistakable and delightful voice and oral style crackling through its pages. This volume is not like some textbooks-- say, in physics or calculus--that bear no evidence of their authors personalities or convictions. In this book, there is a distinct human voice. It is as if the master preacher Fred Craddock has leaned back in a rocker on the front porch of his Georgia mountain cabin and decided to Stalk preaching for a spell. The result is not only a substantial introduction to the topic but also an enchanting glimpse into the mind and character of one of the most innovative preachers of our time.
A standard textbook on the art and craft of preaching. Craddock weaves history, theology, and hermeneutics into an exhaustive text on sermon preparation and preaching. Painstakingly prepared for seminary students and clergy, this book answers the fundamental question: How does one prepare and deliver a sermon? Craddock's approach is practical, but also allows for concentrated study of any particular dimension of the process. "Filled with practical wisdom. . . . A liberating book."--Richard Lischer, Duke University.
John MacArthur and other distinguished teachers of preachers respond to the apostle's mandate in this comprehensive treatment of expository preaching. Dr. MacArthur's well-known passion for the Scriptures is combined with the vision and expertise of other faculty members at The Master's Seminary to produce a definitive statement on how to unfold the meaning of God's Word effectively to today's congregation.Other contributors include: James F. Stitzinger, James E. Rosscup, Robert L. Thomas, George J. Zemek, Donald G. McDougall, Richard L. Mayhue, Irvin A. Busenitz, and David C. Deuel.
People in churches today are hungry for a word from God. Preachers need to prepare and deliver sound biblical sermons that connect with their audience in a meaningful way. Whether you are a student new to preaching or a veteran looking to brush up your preaching skills, here is a valuable resource.
The preachers' words are meant to connect, to resonate with and influence hearers. Too often, sermons fall short. Preaching in Pictures: Using Images for Sermons that Connect shows how to choose, use, and illustrate a controlling image in every sermon. Readers learn how one effective image can cause the proclaimed word to sink in and transform the listener. Peter Jonker helps readers to build skill and confidence, with practical instruction, examples and straightforward teaching. "Good preaching isn't just the dissemination of information; it is a conduit of Spirit-empowered formation. Such formative preaching doesn't convince the intellect; it captures the imagination. A controlling image has the power to do just this--to capture the imagination. Peter Jonker invites preachers to understand and to effectively use controlling images for formation of the hearer. This great book is erudite and accessible, theoretically grounded and yet intensely practical, complete with exercises. I'll be pointing preachers to it from now on." --James K.A. Smith, author of Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation "Preaching in Pictures opened eyes of my imagination. I can't wait to write my next sermon." --Heidi DeJonge Pastor, Westside Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, Kingston, Ontario "Peter Jonker offers preachers practical ways to connect the gospel in the hearts of listeners, with a wealth of helpful examples. This is a fresh and welcome perspective, just the book for preachers whose sermons have reached their shelf life and are in need of new energy." --John Michael Rottman, Professor of Preaching Calvin Theological Seminary "Sane, balanced, assured--but also strikingly insightful--Peter Jonker's writing is a sheer gift to anyone interested in eventful preaching. Every page is worth pondering. Jonker writes with great verve and authority." --Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., Author of Reading for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and Journalists
This book is the second of two volumes on Preaching in the African Context. For both seasoned preachers and beginners, including students in seminaries, Bible colleges, and universities, this second volume explores How We Preach and the practice of contextual preaching in Africa. Nhiwatiwa draws on his experience as a pastor and bishop, as well as his research as a lecturer, to offer preachers (and teachers of preachers) step-by-step guidance. The two volumes go hand in hand; preachers need both principles and practice to proclaim the gospel faithfully and effectively in context. Read these volumes to see why contextual preaching is so urgent for meeting the ministry challenge in Africa today and how it can open new horizons for the proclamation of the gospel.
This book is one of two volumes on Preaching in the African Context. For both seasoned preachers and beginners, including students in seminaries, Bible colleges, and universities, this first volume explores Why We Preach and the principles of contextual preaching in Africa. Nhiwatiwa draws on his experience as a pastor and bishop, as well as his research as a lecturer, in demonstrating that contextual preaching serves as the most appropriate way of communicating the gospel in Africa. By tapping into African cultural modes of communication, preachers can engage the minds and touch the hearts of the people in effective ways. Read these volumes to see why contextual preaching is so urgent for meeting the ministry challenge in Africa today and how it can open new horizons for the proclamation of the gospel.
In this collection of sermons, fifteen distinguished religious leaders reflect upon the moral, social, and political nature of our time. The sermons originated during the Tercentennial celebrations at Yale University, and they provide a vivid snapshot of the rich religious history of Yale and its contribution to the character of our nation. Some of America's most prominent religious figures are here, among them William Willimon, William Sloane Coffin, Peter Gomes, Gardner Taylor, and Barbara Brown Taylor. Their sermons offer valuable religious and intellectual insights into our national consciousness both before and after the tragedies of September 11, 2001. In a lively introduction to the volume, Rev. Frederick J. Streets sets the collection in context and contemplates the past and present nature of religious life at Yale.
Helpful and insightful strategies for preaching from the writings of Paul. Few biblical figures are more compelling to preachers than the apostle Paul. The story of his dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus is a favorite example of the way that God turns lives around. His writings contain the earliest witness we have to the Christian gospel. His message of God's offer of grace in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is deeply appealing. So why is it that when it comes time to choose a text for this Sunday's sermon, preachers so often choose something other than Paul? When Brad Braxton asked himself that question, he realized that preachers are often daunted by the size and complexity of the Pauline corpus. Drawing on his expertise as a New Testament scholar and homiletics professor, as well as on his experience as a pastor, Braxton offers the reader tools with which to wrestle more effectively with the complex, yet essential, message of Paul. Eschewing either a solely historical approach or a completely spiritual one, the author brings the two together to explore the meaning of Paul's message in its original context, as well as its contemporary application. Written with imagination and depth of understanding, this book is for anyone who wishes to know Paul better and to preach from his letters more effectively.
In this important book, Webb makes two central claims. First, that effective preaching without a manuscript is not a matter of talent as much as it is a matter of preparation. Preachers can learn the practices and disciplines that make it possible to deliver articulate, thoughtfully crafted sermons, not from a written page, but as a natural, spontaneous act of oral communication. Throughout the book, the author offers specific examples including a transcript of a sermon preached without manuscript or notes. Second, that the payoff of learning to preach without a manuscript is nothing less than sermons that more effectively and engagingly give witness to the good news.
Welcome to Pre calculus, Sixth Edition. In this revision we continue to focus on promoting student success, while providing an accessible text that offers flexible teaching and learning options. In keeping with our philosophy that students learn best when they know what they are expected to learn, we have retained the thematic study thread from the Fifth Edition.
The goal of this textbook is to develop a high level of mathematical understanding and an appreciation for the way mathematics can describe the world around us.
This textbook helps students truly understand the fundamental concepts of algebra, trigonometry, and analytic geometry, foreshadows important ideas of calculus, and shows how algebra and trigonometry can be used to model real-life problems.
Precalculus: Graphs and Models, Second Edition, covers college-level algebra and trigonometry and is appropriate for a one- or two-term course in precalculus mathematics.
Stewart (McMaster University) provides a text/CD-ROM package for students preparing to study calculus. The main change in this fifth edition is an expanded emphasis on modeling and applications. In each section, applications exercises have been expanded and grouped together, and each chapter now ends with a focus on modeling. The chapter on analytic trigonometry has been divided into two chapters, and new discovery projects, mathematical vignettes, and exercises have been included. Chapter overviews are also new. The CD-ROM contains video instruction on text topics. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
If you shoot an arrow into the air, its height above the ground depends on the number of seconds since you released it. In this chapter you will learn ways to express quantitatively the relationship between to variables such as height and time. You will deepen what you have learned in previous courses about functions and the particular relationships that they describe for example, how height depends on time.
In this new ADVANTAGE SERIES version of David Cohen's PRECALCULUS: WITH UNIT CIRCLE TRIGONOMETRY, THIRD EDITION, Cohen continues to offer a book that is accessible to the student through a careful progression and presentation of concepts, rich problem sets and examples to help explain and motivate concepts, and continual guidance through the challenging work needed to master concepts and skills. This book is identical to PRECALCULUS: A PROBLEMS-ORIENTED APPROACH, Fifth Edition with the exception of the first four chapters on trigonometry. As part of the ADVANTAGE SERIES, this new version will offer all the quality content you've come to expect from Cohen sold to your students at a significantly lower price.
The summer of 1978, ten-year-old Vicki Anderson rides her bike to the local park and goes missing. Her tight-knit blue-collar Pennsylvania neighborhood, where children roam the streets at night playing lightning tag, aboveground pools sparkle in backyards, and flowers scent the air, will never be the same. Down the street from Vicki's house, another family is in crisis. Troubled by her past, headstrong Natalia Kisch has abandoned her husband and two daughters for another man. Frank Kisch, grappling with his anger, is left to raise their girls alone, oblivious to his daughters' struggles with both disappearances: Eva, seventeen, plunges into an affair with her married high school teacher, and nine-year-old Sissy escapes to a world of imagination and storytelling that becomes so magical it pierces the reality of the everyday. When Natalia unexpectedly returns, the struggles and tensions that have built over the summer erupt into a series of events that change the Kisches irrevocably--forcing them to piece together their complicated pasts and commitments to each other. In this haunting, atmospheric debut, Sandra Novack examines loss, loyalty, and a family in crisis. Lyrical and elegiac, Precious illuminates our attempts to make sense of the volatility that surrounds and consumes us, and explores our ability, even during the most trying times, to remember and hold on to those we love most.
When Precious is left home alone with a stomachache, she's got nothing but a warning from Mama -- "Don't let nothing or nobody into this house" -- to keep her company. You see, "nothing or nobody" could turn out to be something awful: the Boo Hag! The Boo Hag's got a voice that rumbles like thunder and hair that shoots out like lightning. And she can disguise herself to look like anything. So when the Boo Hag comes calling, will Precious be clever enough to outwit even the trickiest trickster? Here's an oh-so-funny -- and not-too-scary -- story from Newbery Honor-winning author Patricia C. McKissack and Onawumi Jean Moss.
Gilly Soloman has been reduced to a mothering machine, taking care of everyone and everything except herself. But the machine has broken down. Burnt out by the endless days of crying children and menial tasks, and exhausted from always putting herself last, Gilly doesn't immediately consider the consequences when she's carjacked. With a knife to her throat, her first thought is that she'll finally get some rest. Someone can saveherfor a change. But salvation isn't so forthcoming. Stranded in a remote, snowbound cabin with this stranger, hours turn to days, days into weeks. As time forges a fragile bond between them, she learns her captor is not the lunatic she first believed, but a human being whose wasted life has been shaped by secrets and tragedy. Yet even as their connection begins to foster trust, Gilly knows she must never forget he's still a man teetering on the edge. One who just might take her with him.