This summer, I'm going to be a hero, Philip Connelly thought as he lay under a large maple tree on his parents' farm. He thought that there had to be something he could do that would be important, and remembered by people everywhere, and for all time. But, what could it be? Would it happen this summer, and how would anyone know when he lived on a farm far from any large city?Philip is a teen growing up on a farm in Indiana.This summer will see him mature in many ways: physically, mentally and spiritually. When he was a small boy, Philip thought he could see an angel. But, that was some time ago, and during this period of change in his life, he'll once again meet that angel!Join Philip as his angel shows him scenes from thelives of saints that parallel his life such as Augustine, Benedict, Scholastica, Catherine of Siena and others.
Author: Sidney Blumenthal
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The “magisterial” (The New York Times Book Review) second volume of Sidney Blumenthal’s acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, reveals the future president’s genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his voice, and helps create a new political party. In 1849, Abraham Lincoln seems condemned to political isolation and defeat. His Whig Party is broken in the 1852 election, and disintegrates. His perennial rival, Stephen Douglas, forges an alliance with the Southern senators and Secretary of War Jefferson Davis. Violent struggle breaks out on the plains of Kansas, a prelude to the Civil War. Lincoln rises to the occasion. Only he can take on Douglas in Illinois. He finally delivers the dramatic speech that leaves observers stunned. In 1855, he makes a race for the Senate against Douglas, which he loses when he throws his support to a rival to prevent the election of a proslavery candidate. In Wrestling With His Angel, Sidney Blumenthal explains how Lincoln and his friends operate behind the scenes to destroy the anti-immigrant party in Illinois to clear the way for a new Republican Party. Lincoln takes command and writes its first platform and vaults onto the national stage as the leader of a party that will launch him to the presidency. The Washington Monthly hailed Blumenthal’s Volume I as, “splendid…no one can come away from reading A Self-Made Man without eagerly anticipating the ensuing volumes.” Pulitzer Prize–winning author Diane McWhorter hailed Volume II as “dramatic narrative history, prophetic and intimate.” Wrestling With His Angel brings Lincoln from the wilderness to the peak of his career as he is determined to enter into the battle for the nation’s soul and to win it for democracy.
Author: Herbert Hatch
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
This story was written by Herbert Brooks Hatch, Jr., one of America's living Fighter Pilot Aces from World War II. Hatch flew a P-38 with the 71st Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group, out of Salsola, Italy. Except for a brief deployment to Corsice to cover the invasion of Southern France, he flew his 59 missions out of Foggia #3. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 11 Oak Leaf Clusters. In his first book, An Ace and His Angel: Memoirs of a WWII Fighter Pilot, Hatch writes of the heroes and hardships endured by veterans of the Army Air Force.
Author: Ellen Gould White
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Release Date: 2014-09-15
There is, perhaps, no phase of the Christian church more peculiar to it, nor one that more triumphantly demonstrates its perfect adaptation to human needs, than its possession of what are known as " spiritual gifts." The presence of these gifts in the church of apostolic times is universally conceded. They were not only recognized when they appeared, but they were expected. The leaders both instructed the churches as to the reception of these tokens of the divine presence and guidance, and gave needed advice as to the order and decorum that were to govern their manifestation. The exercise of the miraculous gifts was not intended in any way to supplant or even supersede the regular church officers. On the contrary, the gifts were designed to strengthen the hands of such officers, and to quicken the spiritual life of the church as a whole. They were gracious manifestations of the divine care, evidences that the Spirit was doing His office work in the church, and in times of doubt and uncertainty, or of impending crisis, a means for the direct communication of the divine will to the church...
I am a dreamer that enjoys sitting out in the sunny weather in Arizona, writing poems. I am 77 years young and have been writing poetry since I was ten years old. I do hope you enjoy some of my special poems that I have written about love and God. My husband passed away in 2004 and I have remarried in 2010. We are hoping to share many happy years together to come. Thank you! - Mae Futter Stein
This is the story of two kings who lived in a territory called Kingsland. One king was always generous, respectful, kind and pleasant. The other king was always selfish, disrespectful, unkind and mean. It's not just the story about the two kings, but it's also the story about the numerous lessons that were learned by the most powerful people in Kingsland. Lessons that made them change their way of thinking, as well as their actions. The story took place during the time when the kings were the supreme rulers of the land. There were many kingdoms throughout Kingsland, but they were very far apart from each other. Each kingdom was totally independent, but there was, however, one king who was the supreme ruler of them all. His name was King Soopream. The story has a plentiful supply of kindness and generosity, as well as a great deal of despair and surprises. The kind-hearted people in this story felt that if they could only help one person in the world, they would gladly do it. However, as it turned out, many people were able to help numerous other people, and they were delighted to do it. If this story changes the life of only one person, for the better, even for a brief moment, then it was worth writing this book.
Nurse, Mallory Glenn, has always admired her boss, Dr JT Prescott, from afar, but as a working single mum she's always considered him to be strictly off-limits Then tragedy strikes, and Mallory knows she must step in. JT is used to being strong and in control - but he can't resist the temptations of this very special angel...
Author: Evelyn Dorothy Oliver
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Written by two recognized authorities on nontraditional religious movements, this resource is one of the most comprehensive books on angels and related topics currently available. More than 300 entries are included and drawn from multiple religions, such as Christianity, Islam, and Hindu traditions, as well as from pop culture. A variety of angel topics are discussed, including celebrity angels, classifications of angels, obscure angels still waiting for their big break, guardian angels, fallen angels, Anaheim angels, biblical figures associated with angels, angels in art and architecture, and angels in the media and literature. Angels are also discussed in terms of the occult and metaphysics, with entries on UFOs, fairies, and witches. A comprehensive resource section lists movies, books, magazines, and organizations related to angels.
The War Is Not Over Separated by the Grand Council of Guardian Angels, Leila knows something is missing from her life, she just doesn’t remember what it is. As she tries to restore the city of Aron, she struggles to come to terms with her loss. Meanwhile, the angel ordered to protect her as punishment is living with the heartbreak of losing his beloved human. She is just within his reach but Jerome is forbidden from communicating with her. Every day is a struggle. With the world in despair, Jerome and his fellow angels know it is time to instigate change. Even if that means taking on the Grand Council of Guardian Angels themselves. Also in the Series: Before the Fall (Short Prequel) A World Without Angels Angel’s Uprising
Author: Nancy Springer
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2014-12-23
A dissatisfied angel falls to Earth to pursue his long-held dream of becoming a heavy-metal rock ’n’ roll god For Volos, heaven is a bore; the real action is in the world of mortals. So the restless celestial abandons the eternal realm, transforming himself into a beautiful, decadent example of the human male while keeping his wings intact, and sets out to become a rock star. Needing appropriate lyrics for his soon-to-be hit singles and having no firsthand experience with mortal emotions and concerns, Volos finds everything he needs in the personal writings of a sexually repressed wife and mother from the Bible Belt. The daughter of a tyrannical fundamentalist preacher, Angie composes poetry in secret, and she is shocked when she hears her own words on the radio. Surely a higher power is calling her to Los Angeles. But the music is leading her to a shining star who is more than a man yet less than human—a true soulmate capable of changing her world in ways she never could have imagined. Multiple award–winning fantasist Nancy Springer reinvigorates the fallen-angel trope in a delightfully inventive and thought-provoking story of a celestial being who is unhappy in the service of a distant and unapproachable God. Metal Angel is an enthralling exploration of belief, spirituality, sexual awakening, and superstardom.
Author: Heather Graham
Release Date: 2012-10-23
When two mysterious strangers appear during the annual MacDougal family Christmas celebration in the Blue Ridge Mountains, squabbling siblings Shayne, Morwenna and Bobbie must band together to fend off the growing danger in the dark woods around them and figure out who they can trust.