Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2012-07-24
The Nebula Award–winning author of Kindred presents a “gripping” dystopian novel about a woman fleeing Los Angeles as America spirals into chaos (The New York Times Book Review). Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, Lauren’s father, a preacher, and a handful of other citizens try to salvage what remains of a culture that has been destroyed by drugs, war, and chronic shortages of water, gasoline, and more. While her father tries to lead people on the righteous path, Lauren struggles with hyperempathy, a condition that makes her extraordinarily sensitive to the pain of others. When fire destroys their compound, Lauren’s family is killed and she is forced out into a world that is facing apocalypse. With a handful of other refugees, Lauren must make her way north to safety, along the way conceiving a revolutionary idea that may mean salvation for all mankind. From a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship who has won multiple Nebula and Hugo Awards, this iconic novel is “a gripping tale of survival and a poignant account of growing up sane in a disintegrating world” (The New York Times Book Review). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2014-03-27
When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social breakdown, no one is safe. In a night of fire and death, Lauren Olamina, the young daughter of a minister, loses her family and home and ventures out from their ravaged gated community into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny ... and the birth of a new faith.
Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Parable of the Sower is a dystopian classic of terror and hope-the story of an African American teenage girl trying to survive in an all-too-real future-from the "grand dame" of science fiction, Octavia E. Butler. When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death, Lauren Olamina, an empath and the daughter of a minister, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a flight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny...and the birth of a new faith, as Lauren becomes a prophet carrying the hope of a new world and a revoltionary idea christened "Earthseed". Chilling and thought-provoking for adult and young adult readers alike, "...there isn't a page in this vivid and frightening story that fails to grip the reader" (San Jose Mercury News).
The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.
A collector's edition box-set of two of Octavia E. Butler's most visionary science-fiction novels. Parable of the Sower is the Butlerian odyssey of one woman in 2015, Lauren Olamina, who is twice as feeling in a world that has become doubly dehumanized. Its sequel, Parable of the Talents, follows Lauren's daughter, living in a war-torn continent with a far-right religious crusader in the office of the U.S. presidency. Together these books present a dystopian landscape about a society whose very fabric has been torn asunder.
Author: Frederick L. Cuthbertson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2011-08-15
Seeding the Heart studies Jesus account of The Parable of the Sower and its relationship to the hearts of men. The book provides commentary on Jesus description and interpretation of the various soils mentioned in his parable. Each soil represents a particular condition of mans heart in response to the word of God as typified by the planted seed. The soils of the parable are the wayside, the stony, the thorns and the good ground. The author uses each soil to illustrate both Jesus explanation of the parable and the spiritual condition of the modern Christian. The way side represents the indifferent Christian, the stony the unstable Christian, the thorny as the worldly Christian and the good as the fruitful Christian. Pertinent issues that affect Christians of today are noted in each aspect of given parable. Also included is a related chapter on the sowing and reaping principle with Biblical examples to help understand the consequences of mans actions to Divine truth.
Author: Daniel J. Haight
Release Date: 2013-02-15
The Parable of the Sower is considered to be the most important parable because it contains the key to understanding all the parables of Jesus. This powerful book is about that parable, and it shows the reader how to gain spiritual understanding, how to become more fruitful, and how to prepare for an abundant harvest.
Author: Jesse Russell
Publisher: Book on Demand Limited
Release Date: 2012-06
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Parable of the Sower is one of the parables of Jesus found in three (often called the Synoptic Gospels) out of the four Canonical gospels and in the non-canonical Gospel of Thomas In this story, a sower dropped seed on the path, on rocky ground, and among thorns, and the seed was lost; but when seed fell on good earth, it grew, yielding thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.