Parable of the Talents

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472214799
Release Date: 2014-03-27
Genre: Fiction

Lauren Olamina's love is divided among her young daughter, her community, and the revelation that led her to found a new faith that teaches 'God Is Change'. But in the wake of environmental and economic chaos, the U.S. government turns a blind eye to the violent bigots who consider the mere existence of a black female leader a threat. Soon Lauren must either sacrifice her child and her followers - or forsake the religion that can transform human destiny.

Parable of the Talents

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1888363819
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Fiction

Lauren Olamina's daughter, Larkin, describes the broken and alienated world of 2032, as war racks the North American continent and an ultra-conservative religious crusader becomes president

Parable of the Talents

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472214799
Release Date: 2014-03-27
Genre: Fiction

Lauren Olamina's love is divided among her young daughter, her community, and the revelation that led her to found a new faith that teaches 'God Is Change'. But in the wake of environmental and economic chaos, the U.S. government turns a blind eye to the violent bigots who consider the mere existence of a black female leader a threat. Soon Lauren must either sacrifice her child and her followers - or forsake the religion that can transform human destiny.

The Parables of Jesus

Author: Luise Schottroff
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451413246
Release Date:
Genre: Religion

A premier New Testament scholar explores how Jesus' trial and execution are portrayed in the New Testament and how that portrayal has affected biblical studies, Christian theology, and Jewish-Christian relations through history. Tomson has written an accessible, responsible analysis of the biblical accounts of Jesus' death, demonstrating how, through compounded misunderstandings, they contributed to anti-Jewish sentiment in the early church and later history. Tomson's question of how Jesus is to be understood in his first-century Judean context is a critical one not only for biblical scholars, but for anyone concerned about human rights and interreligious dialogue today.

The Parable of the Talents

Author: Nicole E. Dreyer
Publisher:
ISBN: 0758612826
Release Date: 2007-07-01
Genre: Bible stories, English

This book retells Jesus' parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30 and Luke 19:12-27). The Arch? Book series tells popular Bible stories through fun-to-read rhymes and bright illustrations. This well-loved series captures the attention of children, telling scripturally sound stories that are enjoyable and easy to remember.

Parable of the Sower

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472214775
Release Date: 2014-03-27
Genre: Fiction

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.

Christ s Object Lessons

Author: Ellen Gould White
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 9783849646240
Release Date: 2014-10-20
Genre: Religion

In this age, when the study of nature is receiving so much attention, the teachings of Christ from the things of nature form an interesting addition to the bibliography. Both young and old will find pleasure and profit in reading this comment upon Christ's Parable's. Among the lessons are: Chapter 1—Teaching in Parables Chapter 2—"The Sower Went Forth to Sow" Chapter 3—"First the Blade, Then the Ear" Chapter 4—Tares Chapter 5—"Like a Grain of Mustard Seed" Chapter 6—Other Lessons from Seed-Sowing Chapter 7—Like Unto Leaven Chapter 8—Hidden Treasure Chapter 9—The Pearl Chapter 10—The Net Chapter 11—Things New and Old ... and many more ...

Unearthing Your Ten Talents

Author: Kevin Vost Psy. D.
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
ISBN: 9781933184418
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Philosophy

Discover the specific talents God gave you. Kevin Vost here unearths a treasure for those who are struggling to live a life of Christian virtue. He shows you how to discover each of your ten talents, and then to understand and perfect them. You'll quickly develop your noble ability to reason and prepare yourself to live a life that honors God.

Gospel Principles

Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Publisher: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
ISBN: 9781465101273
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Mormon Church

A Study Guide and a Teacher’s Manual Gospel Principles was written both as a personal study guide and as a teacher’s manual. As you study it, seeking the Spirit of the Lord, you can grow in your understanding and testimony of God the Father, Jesus Christand His Atonement, and the Restoration of the gospel. You can find answers to life’s questions, gain an assurance of your purpose and self-worth, and face personal and family challenges with faith.

Parable of the Talents

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781453263624
Release Date: 2012-07-24
Genre: Fiction

Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel: The powerful and compelling sequel to the dystopian classic Parable of the Sower Lauren Olamina was only eighteen when her family was killed, and anarchy encroached on her Southern California home. She fled the war zone for the hope of quiet and safety in the north. There she founded Acorn, a peaceful community based on a religion of her creation, called Earthseed, whose central tenet is that God is change. Five years later, Lauren has married a doctor and given birth to a daughter. Acorn is beginning to thrive. But outside the tranquil group’s walls, America is changing for the worse. Presidential candidate Andrew Steele Jarret wins national fame by preaching a return to the values of the American golden age. To his marauding followers, who are identified by their crosses and black robes, this is a call to arms to end religious tolerance and racial equality—a brutal doctrine they enforce by machine gun. And as this band of violent extremists sets its deadly sights on Earthseed, Acorn is plunged into a harrowing fight for its very survival. Taking its place alongside Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Butler’s eerily prophetic novel offers a terrifying vision of our potential future, but also one of hope. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Parable of the Sower

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781453263617
Release Date: 2012-07-24
Genre: Fiction

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.

Fledgling

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1583228047
Release Date: 2011-01-04
Genre: Fiction

Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s last novel, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted—and still wants—to destroy her and those she cares for, and how she can save herself. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of "otherness" and questions what it means to be truly human. From the Hardcover edition.

ESV Study Bible

Author: Crossway Bibles
Publisher: Crossway Books
ISBN: 1433524619
Release Date: 2011-01
Genre: Bibles

The ESV Study Bible, Personal Size compresses all the features of the award-winning ESV Study Bible into a smaller size for easier carrying. This Personal Size edition retains all of the original's 20,000 study notes, 240 full-color maps and illustrations, charts, timelines, and introductions--more than 2 million words of Bible text, insightful explanation, teaching, and reference material. Enjoy the comprehensive resources of the internationally best-selling ESV Study Bible, now in a convenient and portable smaller size! Size: 5.375" x 8" Single-column Bible text (7.5-point type); double-column notes (6-point type) 2,720 pages Black letter text 20,000 study notes 240 full-color maps and illustrations throughout 80,000 cross-references Complete introductions to every Bible book Extensive concordance Printed on finest quality European Bible paper Smyth-sewn binding Lifetime guarantee Free access to the ESV Online Study Bible

Unexpected Stories

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497601376
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Genre: Fiction

An NPR Books Great Read: Two never-before-published stories from the archives of one of science fiction’s all-time masters. The novella “A Necessary Being” showcases Octavia E. Butler’s ability to create alien yet fully believable “others.” Tahneh’s father was a Hao, one of a dwindling race whose leadership abilities render them so valuable that their members are captured and forced to govern. When her father dies, Tahneh steps into his place, both chief and prisoner, and for twenty years has ruled without ever meeting another of her kind. She bears her loneliness privately until the day that a Hao youth is spotted wandering into her territory. As her warriors sharpen their weapons, Tahneh must choose between imprisoning the newcomer—and living the rest of her life alone. The second story in this volume, “Childfinder,” was commissioned by Harlan Ellison for his legendary (and never-published) anthology The Last Dangerous Visions™. A disaffected telepath connects with a young girl in a desperate attempt to help her harness her growing powers. But in the richly evocative fiction of Octavia E. Butler, mentorship is a rocky path, and every lesson comes at a price. The award-winning author of science fiction classics Parable of the Sower and Kindred bestows these compelling, long lost gems “like the miraculous discovery that the beloved book you’ve read a dozen times has an extra chapter” (Los Angeles Review of Books). Harlan Ellison and Dangerous Visions are registered trademarks of the Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved.

The Wisdom of Finance

Author: Mihir Desai
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544911208
Release Date: 2017-05-23
Genre: Business & Economics

"A fascinating new perspective on modern finance," --Oliver Hart, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Economics "Lucid, witty and delightfully erudite...From the French revolution to film noir, from the history of probability to Jane Austen and The Simpsons, this is an astonishing intellectual feast." --Sebastian Mallaby, author of The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan In 1688, essayist Josef de la Vega described finance as both “the fairest and most deceitful business . . . the noblest and the most infamous in the world, the finest and most vulgar on earth.” The characterization of finance as deceitful, infamous, and vulgar still rings true today – particularly in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. But, what happened to the fairest, noblest, and finest profession that de la Vega saw? De la Vega hit on an essential truth that has been forgotten: finance can be just as principled, life-affirming, and worthy as it can be fraught with questionable practices. Today, finance is shrouded in mystery for outsiders, while many insiders are uneasy with the disrepute of their profession. How can finance become more accessible and also recover its nobility? Harvard Business School professor Mihir Desai, in his “last lecture” to the graduating Harvard MBA class of 2015, took up the cause of restoring humanity to finance. With incisive wit and irony, his lecture drew upon a rich knowledge of literature, film, history, and philosophy to explain the inner workings of finance in a manner that has never been seen before. This book captures Desai’s lucid exploration of the ideas of finance as seen through the unusual prism of the humanities. Through this novel, creative approach, Desai shows that outsiders can access the underlying ideas easily and insiders can reacquaint themselves with the core humanity of their profession. The mix of finance and the humanities creates unusual pairings: Jane Austen and Anthony Trollope are guides to risk management; Jeff Koons becomes an advocate of leverage; and Mel Brooks’s The Producers teaches us about fiduciary responsibility. In Desai’s vision, the principles of finance also provide answers to critical questions in our lives. Among many surprising parallels, bankruptcy teaches us how to react to failure, the lessons of mergers apply to marriages, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model demonstrates the true value of relationships. THE WISDOM OF FINANCE is a wholly unique book, offering a refreshing new perspective on one of the world’s most complex and misunderstood professions.