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In 1776, 56 men signed their names on a document that they knew might well mean their certain deaths as traitors to England. Standing on principles of faith and liberty, these men forged a powerful call for freedom and human dignity still resonating today in America. Yet, historical revisionists have distorted or attempted to wipe away every trace of this nation's Christian heritage, including the heartfelt faith of these founding fathers. More than simply facts and figures, For You They Signed provides an abundance of resources within one volume, including: * A full year of life-changing, challenging family or group devotional character studies * Over 90 illustrations, biographical summaries, and insightful quotes* Character quality definitions, Patrick Henry's speech delivered to the signers, the Christian nature of state constitutions, and the Christian nature of America's universities. The Declaration of Independence remains one of history's most enduring achievements, and this text will help you value those freedoms these men fought for in an insightfully fresh way. It will also assist you in catching the God-given vision of these faithful new Americans, igniting a fire for your family, community, and the generations to come. Here is a volume that should be found in every private and public library in America... a meticulously documented look back to the true birth of our nation. They pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor so that we could be free! "This is certainly a work for 'such a time a this'... It is my prayer that this resource will find a way into every home so that this generation can know the sacrifice required to establish the God-inspired design of our nation." -Stanley John, Senior Vice President, Focus on the Family
Unlock the Male Mystery Guys will be guys. And now girls can know what that means! For Young Women Only dives into the mysterious inner-workings of the teenage male mind so that you can begin to understand why guys say and do what they do. Exploring critical topics including respect, insecurity, appearance, physical affection, and the "tough and tender"-ness of guys, this book is also packed with "ask the expert" sections, quotes, and fun personal stories from guys in all walks of life. Why is he so visually stimulated? You may wish it weren't so, but that won't make it so. I don't want to put on a front for him to like me. Actually, he wants your genuineness, too! This book will help you grasp how God wired the opposite sex so you can enjoy your relationships with them. Why Are Guys So Weird? Unravel the mystery. A national scientific survey and in-depth personal interviews give you an unprecedented look inside the teenage male mind. Discover how: He'd be perfectly fine if he was loved by few and hated by many...as long as he was respected by all His ego is the size of Africa (but so are his insecurities) He hides his real feelings under a tough exterior He's magnetized by pretty girls-but also wants to find a diamond in the rough He actually does want to marry a virgin He just wants you to be yourself It's the inside scoop you've been waiting for! You'll come to not only understand him, but also know what he might really be thinking about you. "This is a phenomenal book that I wish I'd had as a teenager!" -Shannon Ethridge, Bestselling author, Every Young Woman's Battle "Girls, this book is a MUST-read!" -Candace Cameron Bure, Actress, speaker Story Behind the Book"My teenage daughter really needs to hear this!" Such was the typical reaction from countless men and women who read Shaunti Feldhahn 's bestselling For Women Only. "If forty-year-old women are surprised by the truth about how men think, we realized the value in helping teenagers discover these realities as well," says Shaunti. Teaming with her best friend Lisa Rice , a mother of teen girls and the coauthor of For Women Only Discussion Guide, they launched a major national survey of guys fifteen to twenty. Their surprising findings are revealed here to help girls improve their relationships with the opposite sex, now and into the future.From the Hardcover edition.
He'd never been shot by a woman . . . He was once a distinguished army officer, a man of honor and heroism. But that was before Alexander Hayes was wrongly accused of treason. Forced to abandon everything he held dear, Alec became a spy for England in an attempt to clear his name. His latest commission sounds simple: locate a retired soldier gone missing. But it also sends him back home, to a family who'd thought him dead for five years--and a woman who'd like to shoot him. Everything Cressida Turner's ever heard about Alec tells her that he's a traitor of the worst kind, and yet this enigmatic, infuriating, and utterly captivating man may be the only person she can trust--and the only one who can find her missing father. With nowhere else to turn, she reluctantly joins forces with Alec, unprepared for both the dangerous secrets that threaten them and the relentless passion that drives them into each other's arms.
His eyes saw all... Jenny Larkin. Ever since the accident that blinded her, she existed only in Ben Brisco's midnight memories. But now she was his best lead to find a killer. Ben only hoped she wouldn't remember him--or discover that he, too, knew the truth about her guilty secrets.... Her eyes saw nothing... No one could stop Jenny from searching for her friend's murderer. But all too soon she could feel someone watching her...hear footsteps stalking her...taste fear enveloping her.... There was only one man who could help her--but Jenny would never let Ben Brisco back into her life, no matter what the cost...
THE SPY MICE ARE BACK! Just when Glory Mouse, private eye, and Oz Levinson, fifth-grade sleuth, think the evil rats have lost, it's time to get back to the race.... On a trip to New York City, Oz, Glory, and the spy gang discover that the Big Apple is swarming with rats... rats who can READ! And if they don't think fast, Glory will be mousemeat pie just in time for the rat's feast. Join the battle of good vs. evil -- where it's time for good to pump up the volume once and for all!
For two weeks Callie has been watching--and lusting after--the sexy neighbor she can spy changing in his bedroom. Even though she knows nothing else about it him, all of Callie's fantasies have revolved around him since the first time she saw him. It's too bad he never looked her way. Or so she thought....On a steamy summer night, her neighbor catches her enjoying his private strip session--and comes over for a visit. And Callie soon learns that the only thing better than watching is being part of the show....
Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and wealth inequality are bad. But most people who lived during the 10,000 years before the nineteenth century thought just the opposite. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, biology, and history, Ian Morris, author of the best-selling Why the West Rules--for Now, explains why. The result is a compelling new argument about the evolution of human values, one that has far-reaching implications for how we understand the past--and for what might happen next.Fundamental long-term changes in values, Morris argues, are driven by the most basic force of all: energy. Humans have found three main ways to get the energy they need--from foraging, farming, and fossil fuels. Each energy source sets strict limits on what kinds of societies can succeed, and each kind of society rewards specific values. In tiny forager bands, people who value equality but are ready to settle problems violently do better than those who aren't; in large farming societies, people who value hierarchy and are less willing to use violence do best; and in huge fossil-fuel societies, the pendulum has swung back toward equality but even further away from violence.But if our fossil-fuel world favors democratic, open societies, the ongoing revolution in energy capture means that our most cherished values are very likely to turn out--at some point fairly soon--not to be useful any more.Originating as the Tanner Lectures delivered at Princeton University, the book includes challenging responses by novelist Margaret Atwood, philosopher Christine Korsgaard, classicist Richard Seaford, and historian of China Jonathan Spence.
Today's top business leaders reveal how to make even the biggest mistakes work for you Forbes Best Business Mistakes reveals practical lessons from some of today's most successful business leaders to show you how to turn a bad business situation into a success. Based on exclusive sit-down interviews with some of today's most successful men and women, author Bob Sellers shares their stories to provide valuable insights and lessons that can help you can learn from their mistakes. Those profiled in Forbes Best Business Mistakes include the likes of Wall Street guru Peter Lynch, larger-than-life media personalities Jim Cramer and Suze Orman, legendary CEO Jack Welch, and newcomer Jason Kilar, CEO of Hulu, who is poised to change the movie and TV industry landscape as we know it forever. Other names include PIMCO's Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian and Home Depot Founder Arthur Blank. Reveal how top business and financial leaders turned their biggest mistakes into success stories Based on exclusive interviews with some of today's most successful professionals, from Jason Kilar of Hulu to Suze Orman Contains practical lessons on how you can turn a bad business situation around As Malcolm Forbes put it, "Failure is success if we learn from it. " Forbes Best Business Mistakes shares the missteps of others so you can learn from them, be inspired by them, and succeed where you may not have seen opportunity before.
From the leader in financial information, a fully updated guide to investing in today's marketsThis accessible book is a practical guide to the financial markets. Designed to help both the new and experienced investor gain sufficient understanding and knowledge to invest wisely and confidently in today's turbulent markets, it covers all the elements necessary to become financially street smart-from products, players, and procedures to rules, regulators, and risk/reward trade-offs.Filled with solid investment principles, the Forbes Guide to the Markets, Second Edition is completely revised and updated to reflect new trends and changes in the markets.New topics discussed include the introduction and implementation of ETFs, the role of hedge funds, and the effects of the subprime crisisUpdated and revised chapters contain buying and selling techniques, fundamental, technical and quantitative analysis, and futures and options informationHighlights key terms and contains a complete glossaryAn essential resource for both the new or seasoned investor, this authoritative resource is a must-read for anyone aspiring to become a savvy investor.
Comprising 52 reproducible full page worksheets related to each Sunday's worship theme and based on the Revised Common Lectionary, these resources show how to create meaningful worship experiences for children. Includes suggestions for prayers, litanies, and sermon illustrations. Indexed for non-lectionary use. Forbid Them Not, Year A #9781426730726 Forbid Them Not, Year B #9781426739026
A sweeping, epic saga of romance and hardship, set against the dramatic backdrop of Ancient Mesopotamia--for fans of Cleopatra's Moon or the adult bestseller The Red Tent.In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden's tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden's turn to be honored. But while this union with Horeb, the son of her tribe's leader, will bring a life of riches and restore her family's position within the tribe, it will come at the price of Jayden's heart.Then a shadowy boy from the southern lands appears. Handsome and mysterious, Kadesh fills Jayden's heart with a passion she never knew possible. But with Horeb's increasingly violent threats haunting Jayden's every move, she knows she must find a way to escape--or die trying. With a forbidden romance blossoming in her heart, and her family's survival on the line, Jayden must finish the deadly journey to save the ones she loves--and find true love for herself.
They call her "Amber the Untouched" throughout the Disputed Lands -- a chaste, golden-haired beauty who fears the remarkable love that was prophesied at her birth . . . and the death that must inevitably follow. Now Duncan has come to her in darkness, as was foretold -- a wounded warrior with no memory, seared by passion's fire and irresistibly drawn to the innocent enchantress who divines truth with a touch. Their romance is legend in a time of war. But when Duncan's memory returns, he sees Amber as his enemy. Still, he cannot forsake the lover who healed his body and heart. And he will defy to the death the dread forces that have proclaimed their love . . .
In early-nineteenth century Scotland, sixteen-year-old Josie, an orphan, is sent to live with an aunt and uncle on the rocky, stormy northwest coast.<P><P> Everything and everyone in her new surroundings, including her relatives, is sinister, threatening, and mysterious. She's told that Eli, the young man she's attracted to, is forbidden to her, but not why. Spirited, curious, and determined, Josie sets out to learn the village's secrets and discovers evil, fueled by heartless greed, as well as a ghostly presence eager for revenge. An author's note gives the historical inspiration for this story.
He's her first. He's her everything. He's her . . . stepbrother.Kat has always been a good girl. She studies hard and never stays out too late. But when sitting in a pub on her birthday, she realizes she's a nineteen-year-old virgin who's never really lived. And she wants tonight to be the night that changes.Then she sees him walk in. He's tall, dark, handsome, and straight out of her deepest fantasies. His voice makes her knees feel weak, and when he smiles, she imagines him doing wicked things to her in bed. From the look in his eyes, she knows he's imagining it too. So when he asks if he can walk her home, she hears herself whisper yes . . .
From New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann comes a thrilling tale of romance and suspense, filled with all the surprise, passion, and mystery of a new love. When Kayla Grey travels from Boston to Montana, the last place she expects to end up is huddled beneath a blanket of dirt in the middle of a fierce snowstorm. And the last person she expects to rescue her is the very man she' d come to find. Cal Bartlett was a true-blue cowboy, complete with a horse, and the most amazing eyes Kayla had ever seen. He was also the brother of the man who' d wanted to marry her. But she didn' t discover that until it was too late- after they' d kissed by a roaring fire and Kayla felt a desire she' d never known. Cal could handle Mother Nature, but could he handle the news Kayla brought with her? That his dead brother might not be dead after all? Cal couldn' t imagine why he was being tested in this way- irresistibly drawn to the woman his brother had loved. Now she was insisting he might be alive, asking Cal to join her on a dangerous search based on a rumor from a stranger. . . . And torn between guilt and longing, Cal would do just that, hoping against hope that wanting this woman wouldn' t mean losing his brother once again.
Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives--and the way they understand each other so completely--has also also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending.
BLAZERed-hot reads from Temptation!SHE WAS HIS ONLY WEAKNESS...For years, Detective Josh Marchiano had fostered a forbidden love for Paige Montgomery-his partner's wife. So when he discovered Paige was a widow and the target of a very dangerous man, the urge to protect her overwhelmed him. And so did deep, dark desire....Paige had never experienced so many intense emotions-shock, grief, fear. And even stronger was her incredible need to be with Josh, her friend, her confidant...and now her lover. She knew she could trust Josh with her life. But could she give her heart to another cop?
England, 716-a time of power and passion, corruption, courage, violence and vengeance...He was for sale-a slave forced to do the bidding of others. Dangerous...and fascinating, but no more than a thrall in chains.She was a lady, a woman bent on vengeance. A woman in need of help. Not the ordinary kind of help. What she wanted to do, what she had to do, did not require commonplace skills.It required courage that took no account of either the odds or the risks. Her idea was every bit as reckless as the slave's bravery...and in all probability just as doomed. No matter the cost, she would never be at the mercy of anyone's will again.They were worlds apart.And anything between them was.Forbidden...
The Alienist meets The Exorcist in Tallis' new novel of psychological suspense, as an ambitious young doctor explores the dangerous border between science and the supernatural. 1873: When the ambitious Doctor Paul Clément takes a job on the island of Saint Sébastien, he has dreams of finding cures for tropical diseases. After witnessing the ritualistic murder of a young boy who was allegedly already dead, he is warned never to speak of what he has seen. Back in fin de siecle Paris, Paul's attentions turn to studying the nervous system and resuscitation through electricity. Paul is told of patients who have apparently died, been brought back to life, and, while they lay between life and death, witnessed what they believed to be Heaven itself. Using forbidden knowledge he swore never to use, he attempts to experience what everyone else has seen, but something goes horribly wrong. When Paul returns to the land of the living, can it be possible that he brings something else back with him, an unspeakable evil so powerful it can never be banished?
The hidden history of the human race, a remarkably complete review of the scientific evidence concerning human origins.
Sebastian Hawk is a master in business and in the bedroom. There is no place for emotion in his world. Lina is a headstrong and reckless princess in need of protection and Sebastian is called in to provide round-the-clock security. Her provocative innocence is too enticing, and Sebastian loses his legendary self-control and beds her...only to discover she's still a virgin....
New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker teams with Tosca Lee to create this gripping thriller set in a desolate future.Many years have passed since civilization's brush with apocalypse. The world's greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no anger, no hatred, no war. There is only perfect peace... and fear. But a terrible secret has been closely guarded for centuries: Every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, is actually dead, long ago genetically stripped of true humanity. Fleeing pursuit, with only moments to live, a young man named Rom stumbles into possession of a vial of blood and a piece of cryptic writing. When consumed, the blood will bring him back to life. When decoded, the message will lead him on a perilous journey that will require him to abandon everything he has ever known and awaken humanity to the transforming power of true life and love. But the blood will also resurrect hatred, ambition, and greed. Set in a terrifying, medieval future, where grim pageantry masks death, this tale of dark desires and staggering stakes peels back the layers of the heart for all who dare to take the ride.
Julianne's Summer Rules: Finish all art projects by August Survive summer job surrounded by cute boys Hit the beach every day Avoid the new neighbors (even though their son is hot!) When Julianne falls for Remi at a bonfire party, her summer is off to a perfect start. Sure, her obnoxious new neighbors are muscling her family off their beachfront property, but she has weeks of fun in the sun to look forward to, a painting to finish, and an amazing guy to get to know. Then Jules discovers that her awful new neighbors are Remi's parents. That makes him a forbidden boy-but she can't seem to let him go. What do you do when your worst enemy is also the boy of your dreams?
Dragon shifter Damon Frost has been banned from stepping foot onto Were land after sharing a night of pleasure with Sasha Moore, heir to the Were throne. Since then, he's been waiting for the opportunity to return and claim her once again-until a territory dispute finally reunites him with his werewolf princess. Damon plans to use every minute with Sasha to remind her of the passion they shared-a fire he's determined to reignite. With their desire impossible to resist, Damon and Sasha indulge in a night of illicit ecstasy. But will it be enough to satisfy their lust? Or will their forbidden love start a war between their clans?
Choose your fate--and multiple endings--as you quest for medieval gold in this custom-made adventure.One of the most popular book formats of the 1980s and 1990s is back and better than ever in the form of U-Ventures, updated versions of the classic Choose Your Own AdventureTM tales that put readers in the driver's seat. Also available from the iTunes Store in app form, these exciting explorations provide a firsthand sense of involvement where action is always just a page-turn away. In The Forbidden Castle, The Cave of Time has brought you back to medieval England. Can you solve the riddle of the Forbidden Castle? Riches await, but the king wants the fortune for himself--and his army is right behind you. Will you be able to get away? Or should you stay for the gold? In the U-Ventures series, you decide how the story ends. And the more choices you make, the more endings there can be!
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