A fascinating account of Thomas Merton's conflicted relationship with his abbot, Dom James Fox--by an esteemed modern Merton scholar. In the 1950s and '60s, Thomas Merton, a monk of the Trappist monastery of Gethsemani in Kentucky, published a string of books that are among the most influential spiritual books of the twentieth century--including the mega-best seller The Seven-Storey Mountain. He was something of a rock star for a cloistered monk, and from his monastic cell he enjoyed a wide and lively correspondence with people from the worlds of religion, literature, and politics. During that period he also explored and wrote extensively on Buddhism, Sufism, art, and social action. The man to whom he owed obedience in the cloistered life was a much more traditional Catholic, his abbot, Dom James Fox. To say that these two men had a conflicted relationship would be an understatement, but the tension their differences in orientation brought actually led to creative results on both sides and to a kind of hard-won respect and love. Roger Lipsey's portrait of this unusual relationship is compelling and moving; it shows Merton in the years his imagination was taking him far beyond the walls of the monastery, and eventually, literally to Asia.
When Reuben Axtell, a college student and member of the Nez Perce tribe, hears a ghost story from his cousin Rains, he doesn't know what it could mean. Rains tells of a chilling encounter with a hysterical laughing man in the wilderness of Idaho. The Guardians, a secretive terrorist group led by a vengeful former marine and a half-mad bioweapons specialist, are planning an attack. The group has created a devastating weapon with a strange connection to the laughing man.
Author: David Sandum
Publisher: Sandra Jonas Publishing House
Release Date: 2015-09-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
David Sandum appeared to have it all: a beautiful young family and a promising career ahead as a business consultant. But his life started veering off course, and upon returning to his native Scandinavia, he fell into an inexplicable, deep depression. I'll Run Till the Sun Goes Down is a searingly honest account of David's struggle to overcome his crippling mental illness. After years of hopeless despair, bleak hospitalizations, and shattered dreams, he is finally saved by his art. The paintbrush becomes his lifeline. Richly illustrated with the work of the artists who have inspired him as well as samples of his own drawings and paintings, this memoir offers both a compelling read and a visual story of David's courageous battle with depression.
Author: James Lear
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Mitch arrives on the small Mediterranean island of Gozo, taking a holiday to escape from domestic and sexual trouble at home. He’s been invited by Bob Southern, a fellow doctor now working at the army garrison at Valetta, who wants to consult Mitch on ‘a delicate matter’. Bob is concerned by the apparent suicide of a young lance corporal, Ned Southern, who plunged to his death from Gozo’s cliffs. The authorities said he was being blackmailed, but Ned’s grief-stricken lover Alf insists that he was murdered. Suspecting an official cover-up of a queer scandal, Mitch gets to work on an investigation that leads him into a labyrinth of lies, false identities and secret sex. As another body is washed up on the rocks, a gallery of suspects begins to form. Claire Sutherland, the ageing stage star who knows all the gossip on the island; Henry Jessop, the beautiful youth who may not be as innocent as he looks; Joseph Vella, a ladies’ man with a deadly secret; Major Telford, whose ‘artistic’ photographs of the island men may tell a more sinister story… With tension, humour and plenty of Mitch Mitchell’s exuberant sexual encounters, The Sun Goes Down cranks up the Mediterranean heat!
“When the sun goes down on my life, you’ll all come apart like ripped balloons.” When stingy self-made millionaire and widower Leon Farrell dies, he leaves behind a legacy of family dysfunction—and a missing will. It’s soon clear that his three grown children, Edgar, Gunther, and Shirley, don’t handle loss well—the possible loss of a fortune, that is. And when Edgar hires a private investigator to track down the will, it’s just the beginning of a search that will lead the siblings to re-visit their childhoods, uncover buried secrets, and ultimately learn for themselves what it means to be a family… Praise for the Novels of Gwynne Forster “Wise and wonderful as it points out, once again, the importance of honesty and appreciating what you have while you have it.” —Publishers Weekly on A Different Kind of Blues
The Inner Hebridean island of Breágha has long been considered one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles but now its natural beauty has become of secondary importance to the people who live there.Is it just coincidence that the most devastating storm in the region's history completely cuts the island off from the rest of the world whilst masking the changes that are taking place there?The opening of a new shop, managed by the good and kind Francine Duval, brings much more than just a mysterious sign above its windows.Each evening, with the setting of the sun, the island becomes a very strange and sinister place.
Author: Tim Lebbon
Publisher: Nightshade Book
Release Date: 2000-12-15
his landmark volume marked the first U.S. publication of British horror phenomenon, Tim Lebbon. As the Sun Goes Down collected 90,000 words of his best work, including several original pieces, like "The Unfortunate," which went on to win a Bram Stoker award, and was included in several "Year's Best" anthologies. As the Sun Goes Down also features an introduction by Ramsey Campbell. This collection presents a tableau of stories each very distinct in content and form, yet inextricably linked in disturbing the reader and challenging their accepted values. Not one tale is wasted in Lebbon's determination to subvert our perceptions of love, life, nature, beauty and the innocence of childhood. His use of language and narrative form is unrelenting, each vying to create images from words that incessantly chip away at our confidence in the so-called 'truths' of existence. In addition to winning the British Fantasy award, and the Bram Stoker Award, Lebbon managed, with this collection, to completely disgust a reviewer at Publishers Weekly, who went out of his or her way to trash As The Sun Goes Down... "Unpleasant people doing disgusting things is a theme that bludgeons its way through this collection of 16 horror stories... If only the nightmares and unpleasantries created by this collection would ... fade ... away." Other critics have had nicer things to say about Tim Lebbon, and As the Sun Goes down: ..".the darker moments of life are central to Lebbon's work. Few writers can plumb the depths of these moments with his sensitivity and unflinching frankness." - SF Site "Lebbon is quite simply the most exciting new name in horror for years." - SFX Magazine "Lebbon is the real thing. He's going to be Major - Steve Rasnic Tem .."A firm and confident style, with elements of early Clive Barker." - Phil Rickman, author of The Chalice "Lebbon never disappoints. His consistently first-rate stories crackle with invention and surprises galore." - Simon Clark, author of Nailed by the Heart and Darkness Demands Contents: * Introduction by Ramsey Campbell * The Empty Room * Life Within * The Butterfly * Endangered Species in C Minor * Dust * Fell Swoop * Recent Wounds * The Repulsion * Unto Us * The Last Good Times * King of the Dead * Recipe for Disaster * The Beach * Reconstructing Amy * The Unfortunate * Bomber's Moon
The Place Where The Sun Goes Down is a collection of poems designed to inspire your child's imagination. Kyle Cooper wrote the book while deployed for the US Navy. Originally, the intended audience was his two small children. The book, then, contains specific references to them and to his family life. At his wife's request, Kyle Cooper, along with his friend and shipmate Brad Youngbloom, adjusted the book to appeal to children of all ages. This book is the first volume of The Deployed Daddy Series in which the author travels the world in a submarine fashioned from a dumpster, the SS Tetanus.
Author: William L. Coleman
Publisher: Baker Books
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
The Big Book of Animal Devotions teaches children about the wonders of God's creation while also using each animal to illustrate a character-development lesson straight from the Bible. Each reading includes a Scripture verse, discussion questions, and a concise nugget of take-away wisdom.
I had a nightmare that a CRAZY demon witch was chasing after me, trying to turn me into oatmeal, and thats what inspired the name of this book along with the poem. Lol I guess thats what happens to people who suffer from post traumatic relationship syndrome when youve had one too many bad relationships??? Lmao, LOL!!!!!
Author: Phillip Hayes Dean
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Release Date: 1976
THE STORY: Set in a seedy hotel of a black neighborhood in a Midwestern city, the play introduces a series of finely drawn representative characters: a pimp who sends his girl out on the street to earn money for his drugs; the light-skinned dancer