The Blind Girl's War started more than thirteen years ago, but no one can say exactly why....Tazakul is a broken land of contradictions, all but its latest history and culture are long lost: science and magic vie for what little concern its citizens have beyond the struggle to live. The two main provinces, Dikallah and Draka, are pushed to the edge of destruction by reckless Presidents who believe themselves omnipotent. The remainder of the world is forgotten, so few books remain -- a selective form of censorship enforced by both the government and extremists alike. People die simply because they live in a place their enemy wants to put to better use, in a war fought as often with swords as with automatic weapons and bombs. Dissidents are imprisoned and women believed to be witches are banished to Meglic Mountain. 'The Blind Girl's War' is a series of a dozen books related by the blood witch, Nadarra Sen. She is held captive by Haqqi Ibais, Dikallah's most-wanted terrorist with a taste for chemical weapons. Haqqi has chained Nadarra, forcing her to save a mysterious young girl, Tilla, accidentally poisoned by his chemicals. Nadarra has no idea what the child means to him, only that the man she loves, Zaid Ubaid, will be butchered by Haqqi if she doesn't save Tilla's life. To gain the time she needs for her remedies to work, she tells Tilla stories of people she's known and the horrors they've lived through and how they managed to survive...interweaving the tales with the history of the near-immortal Tazakul witches, their horrific treatment by humans, and the beginning of their vengeful return.... Her thoughts always return to Zaid.... His elderly father was taken by a death squad only weeks before...would he assume the same has happened with her or that she simply left him for someone else? 'Before the Sun Goes Down' is the first volume in Tazakul's final struggle to survive.
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.
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 sellerThe 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.
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: 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!!!!!
Powerful, effective prayer for your husband is easier than you think. “I have never seen a more practical book on how to pray for your husband.” —Gary Chapman, PhD, author of The Five Love Languages As a wife, you have been given the privilege of serving as a mighty prayer warrior for your husband. Yet sometimes, even when poised with the best of intentions, you may find the task overwhelming. You wonder: What should I pray? How should I pray? What prayers does he need right now? In Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe, Sharon Jaynes maps out sixteen landmarks to help you consistently and effectively cover your husband in prayer. From his mind and the thoughts he thinks, to his eyes and the images he sees, all the way down to his feet and the path he takes, Sharon teaches you how to pray for your husband in ways that are powerful, practical, and life-changing. The 30-day prayer guide provides Scriptures for each day along with corresponding prayers to target the crucial areas of every man’s life. You’ll be equipped and empowered to establish the habit of purposeful prayer in just a few dedicated minutes each day. Perfect for group use or individual reflection, this book maps out a memorable and reproducible pattern of prayer to strengthen your marriage, deepen your personal prayer life, and cover your husband from head to toe—in ways that will lift not only his spirit, but yours as well.
To the authorities: You won't need to investigate any further. I apologize for the mess left behind. I am sure it will be an awful scene, but it had to happen. Losing her husband in a tragic storm changes Suzanne. Seen from her point of view, she focuses on her faith which is her key for endurance. When she chose to find hapiness again in another marraige, it is more different that she ever thought it could be. Sometimes a perfect life isn't always perfect at all. Each of us has our own rules for happiness, but should we? Perfection is not found in our professions or our social entertaining, it is sharing life with our spouse and loving our children.
Author: Alex Soto
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2012-03-16
Your daughter asks if she can wear a tuxedo to the prom. How should you answer her? A thief breaks into your home at night. Can you protect your family to the point of killing the thief? A politician campaigning for your vote has no regard for Christ's gospel. Can you vote for him? Crime is rampant and mounting. How exactly does a society confront it? Do you know God's particular will for these situations? The general guidance offered from many pulpits and the specific guidance offered from many talk shows should not satisfy those committed to taking every thought captive to Christ (see 2 Cor 10:5). In moral dilemmas, God's general guidance or the "wisdom" of men will not do. We need God's voice, and we need it particularly. The Will of God: Moral and Political Guidance from Calvin's Commentaries on the Mosaic Law overcomes these drawbacks of authorized generalities or unauthorized specifics. It comprehensively yet succinctly expresses God's entire moral will by: ogiving specific, not general, ethical direction oclosely tying direction to God's commandments, avoiding the "ingenuities" of men olooking to the interpretations of a trusted theologian, John Calvin osummarizing Calvin's interpretations in bullet points for rapid learning In a word, The Will of God offers an ethical gourmet meal at a fast food pace. The book especially aims for the biblical reformation of politics. No other sector calls for moral reform like the political sector, and if there is any weak area in contemporary Christian teaching it is in political ethics. Christian teachers have simply baptized current non-Christian theories. The Will of God presents a biblical political theory that does not annul one of the least of God's commandments (see Matt 5:19).
“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
Author: Sean Michael Flynn
Release Date: 2010-07-20
"In New York City, a Cheechako (chee CHA-ko) would be the kid who just fell off the turnip truck. No street smarts. A pink windbreaker. A subway map sticking from his back pocket...In Alaska, a Cheechako is even easier to spot. He's the guy with his tongue stuck to a metal pole. A tenderfoot. A greenhorn." Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun is the story of Lt. Sean Michael Flynn as he tries to survive his first year in Alaska. With romantic notions of Jack London and Bush piloting, Lt. Flynn requests a transfer to Eielson Air Force Base outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. He is a bit unnerved at how easy the transfer goes through. From a rugby game on a frozen river to living across from Santa's Village to random moose attacks to soaring over the Bush in an F-16, Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun is a hilarious trial-by-many-errors account of what it takes to become a true Alaskan.
A young girl going through heartache, pain, and struggling to survive. Being one of the youngest siblings of 10 kids at the time, she had no choice but to step up and take care of home. Abuse from her father and other men, being raped and assaulted. Trying to find love in all the wrong places.
Author: Alex W. Morgan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2012-04-19
This novel is a sequel to MARUPA - The Legend of the Black Pearl which was published in 1997. In the original novel, Marupa, an accomplished warrior on the island of Shantu, falls in love with Alandra, the eldest daughter of the island's chief. Whoever marries Alandra will eventually become chief since the chief had no sons. At the far side of Shantu lies a dangerous and deadly mountain called Kuja. At the very top of Kuja is the black pearl necklace that a previous chief had placed there to memorialize the death of his wife. Whoever retrieves that necklace will marry Alandra. Marupa is challenged by eleven other warriors to bring back the necklace and marry the princess Alandra. It is now years later and another legend is told about a lost tribe that lives beyond Kuja. The legend goes on to reveal that about forty islanders fled their side of the island generations ago when a deadly plague hit the island when many villagers died. Marupa's twin brothers take it upon themselves to go there and see if there actually is another tribe living there. At the same time, a ship of slave traders come to Shantu to capture all of the villagers and sell them as slaves. There is one more storyline that occurs at the same time that will be revealed in this book. Love, danger, excitement, and courage are compiled into this story.
Author: Lee Nelson
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Indians of North America
A Mormon English professor writing about government attacks on the Indians and a Harvard student-turned-cattle rancher suffering from deep personal loss meet in this unforgettable, but tragic, tale of temptation, love and adultery set in the heart of Utah's west desert wilderness.