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Faithful God: An Exposition of the Book of Ruth

by Sinclair Ferguson

This study of the book of Ruth has its origins in a series of memorable addresses given at the English Conference of the Evangelical Movement of Wales in Aberystwyth in August 1996.

Faithful Heart

by Al Lacy

Angel of Mercy Series: Book TwoFOR SOME SOLDIERS, THE BATTLE never ends. Dottie Harper fears for her children's safety. Her husband, Jerrod, is struggling with dementia brought on by shell shock during the Civil War. It's as though there are two Jerrods locked inside him: the tender and loving Christian man she married, and a harsh man given to unpredictable fits of violent rage. Dottie loves her husband with all her heart, and with God's help, she'd determined to remain steadfast. Dottie's sister, Breanna Baylor, is a certified medical nurse. She's headed west with a wagon train, planning to visit Dottie in California and meet her family for the first time. Along the way, Breanna meets up with wounded soldiers, contagious townspeople, and injured outlaws. Compassionate and highly skilled, she tends to their physical hurts and shares the gospel whenever she can. Litlle does she know that a life-or-death meeting awaits with her own brother-in-law.Come alongside these two remarkable sisters, and rejoice in how God takes care of those with faithful hearts.From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Faithful Heart

by Sally Dyck

Passionate Called Holy Equipped Joyful Loving Learning Authentic These eight words, so simple on a page, yet when they are lived out daily they will change your heart and the hearts of those around you. A Faithful Heart is an eight-week journey into these words. Follow along and find yourself strengthening your heart and experiencing God in a powerful way. In the pages of this book, Sally Dyck combines Scripture, engaging stories, and the faith of Mary to encourage women to grow and share their heart. Experience A Faithful Heart on your own or as part of a community of women who want to open themselves up to the richness of God's daily presence. A separate Leader Guide is available order item #9781426710834

Faithful Heart: A Novel

by Al Lacy

Angel of Mercy Series: Book TwoFOR SOME SOLDIERS, THE BATTLE never ends. Dottie Harper fears for her children's safety. Her husband, Jerrod, is struggling with dementia brought on by shell shock during the Civil War. It's as though there are two Jerrods locked inside him: the tender and loving Christian man she married, and a harsh man given to unpredictable fits of violent rage. Dottie loves her husband with all her heart, and with God's help, she'd determined to remain steadfast. Dottie's sister, Breanna Baylor, is a certified medical nurse. She's headed west with a wagon train, planning to visit Dottie in California and meet her family for the first time. Along the way, Breanna meets up with wounded soldiers, contagious townspeople, and injured outlaws. Compassionate and highly skilled, she tends to their physical hurts and shares the gospel whenever she can. Litlle does she know that a life-or-death meeting awaits with her own brother-in-law.Come alongside these two remarkable sisters, and rejoice in how God takes care of those with faithful hearts.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Faithful Measures: New Methods in the Measurement of Religion

by Roger Finke Christopher D. Bader

A venture into the art and science of measuring religion in everyday life In an era of rapid technological advances, the measures and methods used to generate data about religion have undergone remarkably little change. Faithful Measures pushes the study of religion into the 21st century by evaluating new and existing measures of religion and introducing new methods for tapping into religious behaviors and beliefs. This book offers a global and innovative approach, with chapters on the intersection of religion and new technology, such as smart phone apps, Google Ngrams, crowdsourcing data, and Amazon buying networks. It also shows how old methods can be improved by using new technology to create online surveys with experimental designs and by developing new ways of mining data from existing information. Chapter contributors thoroughly explain how to employ these new techniques, and offer fresh insights into understanding the complex topic of religion in modern life. Beyond its quantitative contributions, Faithful Measures will be an invaluable resource for inspiring a new wave of creativity and exploration in our connected world

Faithful: A Novel

by Alice Hoffman

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage of Opposites and The Dovekeepers comes a soul-searching story about a young woman struggling to redefine herself and the power of love, family, and fate.Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend's future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt. What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion--from dark suffering to true happiness--a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world. A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls--including an angel who's been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night. Here is a character you will fall in love with, so believable and real and endearing, that she captures both the ache of loneliness and the joy of finding yourself at last. For anyone who's ever been a hurt teenager, for every mother of a daughter who has lost her way, Faithful is a roadmap. Alice Hoffman's "trademark alchemy" (USA TODAY) and her ability to write about the "delicate balance between the everyday world and the extraordinary" (WBUR) make this an unforgettable story. With beautifully crafted prose, Alice Hoffman spins hope from heartbreak in this profoundly moving novel.

Faithful Place

by Tana French

The "expertly rendered, gripping new novel" (Janet Maslin, The New York Times)-from the bestselling author of In the Woods and The Likeness. Tana French's In the Woods and The Likeness captivated readers by introducing them to her unique, character-driven style. Her singular skill at creating richly drawn, complex worlds makes her novels not mere whodunits but brilliant and satisfying novels about memory, identity, loss, and what defines us as humans. With Faithful Place, the highly praised third novel about the Dublin Murder squad, French takes readers into the mind of Frank Mackey, the hotheaded mastermind of The Likeness, as he wrestles with his own past and the family, the lover, and the neighborhood he thought he'd left behind for good. Tana French's newest novel, The Secret Place, will be published by Viking on September 2nd, 2014.

Faithful Ruslan

by Michael Glenny Georgi Vladimov

Unavailable for twenty years, this harrowing allegory of obedience to authority is esteemed as "one of the defining literary texts of the post-Stalin period." (The Guardian)Set in a remote Siberian depot immediately following the demolition of one of the gulag's notorious camps and the emancipation of its prisoners, Faithful Ruslan is an embittered cri de coeur from a writer whose circumstances obliged him to resist the violence of arbitrary power. "Every writer who writes anything in this country is made to feel he has committed a crime," Georgi Vladimov said. Dissident, he said, is a word that "they force on you." His mother, a victim of Stalin's anti-Semitic policy, had been interred for two years in one of the camps from which Vladimov derived the wrenching detail of Faithful Ruslan. The novel circulated in samizdat for more than a decade, often attributed to Solzhenitsyn, before its publication in the West led to Vladimov's harassment and exile. A starving stray, tortured and abandoned by the godlike "Master" whom he has unconditionally loved, Ruslan and his cadre of fellow guard dogs dutifully wait for the arrival of new prisoners--but the unexpected arrival of a work party provokes a climactic bloodletting. Fashioned from the perceptions of an uncomprehending animal, Vladimov's insistently ironic indictment of the gulag spirals to encompass all of Man's inexplicable cruelty.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Faithful: A Theology of Sex

by Gene L. Green Beth Felker Jones

Many believers accept traditional Christian sexual morality but have very little idea why it matters for the Christian life. In Faithful, author Beth Felker Jones sketches a theology of sexuality that demonstrates sex is not about legalistic morals with no basis in reality but rather about the God who is faithful to us. In Hosea 2:19-20 God says to Israel, “I will take you for my wife forever; I will take you for my wife in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love, and in mercy. I will take you for my wife in faithfulness; and you shall know the Lord.” This short book explores the goodness of sexuality as created and redeemed, and it suggests ways to navigate the difficulties of living in a world in which sexuality, like everything else, suffers the effects of the fall. As part of Zondervan’s Ordinary Theology series, Faithful takes a deeper look at a subject Christians talk about often but not always thoughtfully. This short, insightful reflection explores the deeper significance of the body and sexuality.

Faithful to Fenway

by Michael Ian Borer

Read the review at MLB.comThe Green Monster. Pesky's Pole. The Lone Red Seat. Yawkey Way. To baseball fans this list of bizarre phrases evokes only one place: Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Built in 1912, Fenway Park is Americas oldest major league ballpark still in use. In Faithful to Fenway, Michael Ian Borer takes us out to Fenway where we sit in cramped wooden seats (often with obstructed views of the playing field), where there is a hand-operated scoreboard and an average attendance of 20,000 fewer fans than most stadiums, and where every game has been sold out since May of 2003. There is no Hard Rock Café (like Toronto's Skydome), no swimming pool (like Arizona's Chase Field), and definitely no sushi (which has become a fan favorite from Baltimore to Seattle). As Borer tells us in this captivating book, Fenway is short on comfort but long on character.Faithful to Fenway investigates the mystique of the ballpark. Borer, who lived in Boston before and after the Red Sox historic 2004 World Series win, draws on interviews with Red Sox players, including Jason Varitek and Carl Yastrzemski, management, including Larry Lucchino and John Henry, groundskeepers, vendors, and scores of fans to uncover what the park means for Boston and the people who revere it. Borer argues that Fenway is nothing less than a national icon, more than worthy of the banner outside the stadium that proclaims, "America's Most Beloved Ballpark". Certainly as one of New England's greatest landmarks, Fenway captures the hearts and imaginations of a deferential and devoted public. There are T-shirts, bumper stickers, banners, and snow globes that honor the ballpark. Fenway shows up in popular films, novels, television commercials, and in replicated form in people's backyards-and coming in 2008 to Quincy, Massachusetts, is Mini-Fenway Park, a replica stadium built especially for kids.Full of legendary stories, amusing anecdotes, and the shared triumph and tragedy of the Red Sox and their fans, Faithful to Fenway offers a fresh and insightful perspective, offering readers an unforgettable pilgrimage to the mecca of baseball.

Faithful to Laura

by Kathleen Fuller

Laura's Amish faith requires her to forgive, but she can only think of revenge.Laura Stutzman leaves her Kentucky community for Middlefield, Ohio, with one purpose: to find Mark King, the man who pledged his love to her, then left. She can't move on with her life until he explains why.Sawyer Thompson wasn't born Amish, but has lived in their community for years. Now he must commit to the Amish church or return to the Yankee world. Having suffered loss at a young age, he understands Laura's anger, but is determined to follow God's will and forgive. As their friendship grows, Laura begins to let her guard down.But new information surfaces about Sawyer's past and threatens the couple's budding relationship. Both Laura and Sawyer will need to release the anger in their hearts and forgive the people who've harmed them. As Laura struggles to trust God, can Sawyer remain faithful to Laura?

Faithful to Laura

by Kathleen Fuller

LauraÆs Amish faith requires her to forgive, but she can only think of revenge. Laura Stutzman leaves her Kentucky community for Middlefield, Ohio, with one purpose: to find Mark King, the man who pledged his love to her, then left. She canÆt move on with her life until he explains why. Sawyer Thompson wasn't born Amish, but has lived in their community for years. Now he must commit to the Amish church or return to the Yankee world. Having suffered loss at a young age, he understands LauraÆs anger, but is determined to follow GodÆs will and forgive. As their friendship grows, Laura begins to let her guard down. But new information surfaces about SawyerÆs past and threatens the coupleÆs budding relationship. Both Laura and Sawyer will need to release the anger in their hearts and forgive the people whoÆve harmed them. As Laura struggles to trust God, can Sawyer remain faithful to Laura?

Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season

by Stephen King Stewart O'Nan

A fan's notes for the ages, Faithful grew from an email exchange last summer. Filled with the heady mix of exhilaration and frustration familiar to all Boston Red Sox fans, Stewart O'Nan fired off a note to fellow Sox fan, Stephen King, who responded with his thoughts on Pedro, Nomar, Manny, Mueller, and Theo. From the supposed Curse of the Bambino to f###in' Bucky Dent to the recent off-season battle for Alex Rodriguez, Sox fans have seen it all since 1918. . . except for that elusive World Championship. Baseball history has transformed these fans into a "nation" -- not to mention the most dedicated, knowledgeable fanbase on the planet. Stewart O'Nan and Stephen King, proud members of Red Sox Nation, will chronicle the 2004 baseball season from spring training to the last game of the season -- the important plays, the controversial managerial decisions, the significant front office moves, and the spectacular finish (whether heartbreaking or joyous). Attending games together, keeping a running diary of observations and arguments, and occasionally evoking great or tragic events in Red Sox history. King and O'Nan will cheer on their beloved team with the eternal hope that this just might be the year. If you don't have season ticket box seats right behind the firstbase dugout, you can't beat Faithful.

Faithful Unto Death: A Novel, Based on True Events

by Becky Thacker

Benzonia, Michigan, 1894: a sleepy Congregationalist community, dedicated to the education of hardworking and virtuous young people of both sexes and all races. Anna Spencer Thacker is the daughter of missionaries, a faithful wife, and mother of five, pious to a fault. She is suddenly stricken with a mysterious ailment that soon proves fatal. Was it truly an unfortunate illness? Or was it murder---or suicide? Taking a true story of a murder in her own family, Becky Thacker has crafted a historical mystery novel whose cast of characters rapidly builds, including William Henry Thacker as deputy sheriff, deacon in his church, a kind man . . . but perhaps just a trifle too fond of the attractive young housekeeper; and Charlotte Spencer, the pretty missionary sister, almost saintly in her efforts to bring Jesus to the Armenians in the mountains of Turkey, though a bit prone to exaggeration. She could be a suspect---or the next target. The children are Roy, 19: musical, a good student, but a little too wild for Benzonia; Ralph, 17: trying to shoulder the responsibilities of farm and family; and Lottie, 14: a talented young artist trying to take care of young Will and Josie. Faithful Unto Death provides a window into the daily lives of small-town Michiganders at the turn of the century wrapped up in a riveting whodunit.

Faithfully Yours

by Jo Ann Ferguson

Faith Cromwell has a secret. A secret she must keep from everyone in her family, especially her father, who is the most outspoken loyalist in the countryside west of Philadelphia, as the Revolutionary War bursts through the area in late 1777. She is helping the Colonial army by making socks and gloves for them. It is a small thing, but she knows it helps, for the army has few supplies. Her father welcomes Major Sebastian Kendrick to use their house as his headquarters in preparation for an attack on the Continental Congress in York. Major Kendrick is the son of an earl, and Faith fears he will be as pompous and rude as the other peers who have paraded through their home, drinking her father's best ale and trying to fondle his oldest daughter. He is different because he has secrets of his own. He is determined to bring honor to his family and gain his father's respect. Both of them are suspicious of each other, but it is impossible to ignore the desire that sizzles between them. Then a diversion is needed, and Faith's contact suggests she marry the major so a captured man can be freed while everyone's attention is elsewhere. That decision almost ends in tragedy because they need to decide what is more important--being enemies or being faithfully yours.

Faithfully Yours

by Lois Richer

TEMPORARILY YOURS Taking a new teaching job wasn't as easy as Gillian Langford had hoped. First she clashed with the school's proper—but very handsome—new principal, Jeremy Nivens. Then her aunt decided Jeremy needed a little matchmaking. Now everyone in town believed Gillian would soon be walking down the aisle, leaving her little choice but to go along with the "engagement." But pretending to be Jeremy's intended wasn't difficult at all—which truly had the unlucky-in-love Gillian frightened. For though she had decided never to risk her heart again, Gillian knew Jeremy could change her mind…if she dared give him the chance.

Faithfulness: The Foundation of True Friendship

by Jacalyn Eyre

We all need faithful friends--people who accept us as we are, who seek our best interests, and who stick with us in a crisis. Yet being a faithful friend is more important than finding one. This Fruit of the Spirit Bible study looks at six essential qualities we need to become faithful friends. These qualities help us lay a foundation for lasting relationships. The eight-volume Fruit of the Spirit Bible Studies series not only helps you discover what the Bible says about the vital traits that the Holy Spirit produces in believers, but also moves you beyond reflection and discussion to application. Designed for use in small groups or personal devotions, the interactive format will help you grow in your ability to reflect the character of Jesus. Revised to include: Expanded leader’s notes Between-studies applications Suggestions for prayer

Faithless: Tales of Transgression

by Joyce Carol Oates

In this collection of twenty-one unforgettable stories, Joyce Carol Oates explores the mysterious private lives of men and women with vivid, unsparing precision and sympathy. By turns interlocutor and interpreter, magician and realist, she dissects the psyches of ordinary people and their potential for good and evil with chilling understatement and lasting power.

FaithQuestions - What About Religion and Science?

by Paul E. Stroble

This book invites us to consider ways to remain confident in our faith as we understand and appreciate the discoveries and advances of science. How can Christians integrate, believe, or accept all the teachings of science, the Bible, and Christian tradition? How can we believe in both the discoveries of science and the Bible? Are science and religion compatible or incompatible? Does the Christian understanding that God created the universe exclude the findings and discoveries of science? What is the role of faith in the world of education? What can we believe about intelligent design? If we believe in evolution, can we believe in God? Does the Big Bang theory exclude God? If we are Christians, can we support stem-cell research and cloning? Can science help us understand the afterlife? Does science negate or support prayer? What is the difference between faith and reason? Do they exclude or complement one another? As Paul Stroble addresses these questions and others, he helps us examine different possible ways that religion and science relate to each other and ways that science and religion provide meaning and value in our lives. PAUL STROBLE is an elder of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of The United Methodist Church. He has served both as parish pastor and college instructor and currently teaches at the University of Akron, where he earned an Excellence in Teaching award. He is a long-time writer-researcher for the United Methodist curriculum FaithLink and author of numerous articles and curricular materials. Among his eleven books are Paul and the Galatians and What Do Other Faiths Believe? He is married to Dr. Beth Stroble, and they have a daughter, Emily. The FaithQuestions study series is designed to meet the needs of people who have questions about the Christian faith and who desire a deeper engagement with scripture and with discipleship as they explore studies of issues in theology, ethics, missions, Bible interpretation, and church history. It seeks to equip a new generation of church leaders to appreciate the eternal message of the gospel and to develop the skills to articulate its relevance in our contemporary context. The series would be a good choice for users who have completed Disciple. this will be the ninth study in the series, following What About the Rapture - What Do Other Faiths Believe - What Happens When We Die - What About Divine Healing - What About the Trinity - What About Forgiveness - What About the Devil - What About Reading the Bible

Fake Boyfriend

by Kate Brian

He's absolutely perfect. If only he were real. Lane and Vivi have had it with Isabelle Hunter's boyfriend, Shawn Littig (a.k.a. Sluttig). He is the only person who can turn their smart, confident best friend into a complete mess. When Shawn Sluttig cheats on and dumps Izzy just months before the prom she's been planning since the ninth grade, Lane and Vivi decide to take action. With a few quick keystrokes, they create a MySpace page for "Brandon," the perfect guy to get Izzy out of her revolving-door relationship with Shawn. Too bad he's totally fake. Vivi's younger brother, Marshall, who they hire to be the "man" behind the profile, is way too into being Izzy's fake boyfriend. So they turn to cute, prep-school Jonathan to be the face of Brandon. But when Vivi falls for Jonathan, and Sluttig tries to wedge his way back into Izzy's prom picture, the whole plan starts to go south faster than you can say "fake boyfriend."

The Fake Cape Caper (Melvin Beederman Superhero #5)

by Greg Trine

When Melvin goes to Las Vegas for the Superhero's Convention, Candace is left in charge of Los Angeles. Between the horrible bullies at school and the devious and sinister Spaz brothers (Major and his brother, Big), Candace has her hands very full. And someone has stolen her cape! How will she stop all the bad guys before the city is overrun with crime?The super-sidekick gets her turn in the spotlight in this fifth hilarious book in the Melvin Beederman series.

The Fake Fiance!

by Leigh Michaels

Bride versus Groom! Ridge Coltrain and Morea Landon disagreed about everything! And, being lawyers, they were experts at arguing. Well, they had plenty to argue about now—wedding arrangements, prenuptial agreement… And the engagement wasn't even for real! Morea's father needed legal advice, but refused help from just any lawyer. A future son-in-law's advice, however, would be most acceptable! Morea needed a fiancé—fast. At least, a pretend one… Ridge seemed the best man for the job. Until Morea realized she wanted him as more than a fake fiancé. She wanted him for real!

The Fake Fiancee

by Megan Kelly

From Single Mother. . . Joe Riley is desperate. His well-meaning mother will stop at nothing to marry him off! With no time to date, let alone find a wife, Joe does the next best thing. He hires single mom Lisa Meyer to pose as his fiancée. To Standby Bride?When Lisa says yes to Joe, the hardworking caterer sees their arrangement strictly as a business deal. She pretends to be engaged to him; he accepts her bid to cater his year-end company party. It's a win-win. Until their feelings start getting in the way. Feelings that have nothing to do with business. Can the town's most eligible bachelor convince his "fiancée" to take a chance on him and take that fateful walk down the aisle--together?

Fake Fruit Factory

by Patrick Wensink

Fake Fruit Factory is a stick-slapping, gut-punching comedic novel about the eccentric small town of Dyson, Ohio. <P><P>When NASA determines an errant satellite will crash there, the town's young mayor uses the ensuing media circus to attract tourism and save his bankrupt rust belt community. Unless, of course, the satellite completely wipes it from the map. In Fake Fruit Factory, Wensink's motley cast of characters are the heart of "America's Boringest City." Bo Rutili is Dyson's 26-year-old mayor, who relieves stress with copious doses of hand sanitizer. Donna "Urinating Bear" Queen uses her recent lottery spoils to convince the town she's the only one who can save it. And Old Man Packwicz, Dyson's aging ex-mayor, might finally save the town via a filet-mignon wielding, toilet paper-clad mummy. Fake Fruit Factory hilariously captures the peculiarities of small town life through the story of a wacky community finding its place in contemporary America.

Fake I.D. Wife

by Patricia Rosemoor

NO COVER CHARGEDNO ID REQUIREDSECRECY GUARANTEEDA desperate mother on the run, Elise Mitchell would face the devil himself to rescue her son from the clutches of a killer. But she never dreamed that posing as the wife of the alluring, secretive Logan Smith would be her only hope to save her child. Logan belonged to an underground organization that helped the desperate take on new identities and seek justice. Elise accepted the protection of Logan's name and vowed to ask for nothing more. But as Logan stood between her and a killer, it was hard to fight the forever feeling inspired by their for-now vows....

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