A new and innovative way to achieve transformation in all areas of life. The Samson Effect outlines the importance of carefully choosing positive, uplifting words in our everyday lives, and also acts as a guide to personal change. Follow this roadmap to bring about growth, change, and complete transformation.
The Samson Effect is a "first rate thriller brimming with intrigue and adventure." - Clive Cussler Since discovering an ancient scroll in a cave in Hebron, Israel, American biblical archeologist Thomas Hamilton and his trusted friend and colleague, Israeli biblical linguist Michael Sieff, have been consumed with the notion of the Samson Effect-the idea that a long-lost elixir can allow an ordinary person to perform superhuman feats. When they happen upon a worn Hebrew parchment that not only confirms the existence of the Samson Effect but could potentially lead them to its source, the scholars embark on an impassioned crusade for the truth behind the myth. But Hamilton and Sieff aren't the only ones intent on uncovering the secret of Samson's strength. An unrelenting sect of Jewish protectors will let no one stand in the way of their mission to reclaim what they had hidden nearly three thousand years ago, and a brilliant but ruthless Palestinian leader will stop at nothing to find and use the Samson Effect to empower his army of soldiers for a jihad against the world in the name of Allah. It isn't long before their joint pursuit becomes a deadly one, and Hamilton and Sieff come to the grim realization that the Samson Effect is more powerful and far-reaching than they ever anticipated. In the wrong hands, it could trigger a worldwide catastrophe. A chilling and suspenseful tale of political and religious intrigue set in the unforgiving landscape of the Middle East, The Samson Effect wanders the boundaries of obsession and love, betrayal and allegiance, and vengeance and justice.
Author: Robert J. Sampson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Genre: Political Science
To demonstrate the powerfully enduring effect of place, this text reviews a decade of research in Chicago, to demonstrate how neighborhoods influence social phenomena, including crime, health, civic engagement & altruism.
Author: Mark Atteberry
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Why do some strong men fail while others succeed? Like the biblical character Samson, all strong menùthose who are successful, influential, self-confident, aggressive, or widely respectedùface twelve tendencies that can lead to sin and even personal tragedy. The adventurous and gifted Samsonùwhose story is told in four chapters of the book of Judgesùnever had the intention of fighting against God. He was just a fun-loving guy looking for a good time. Like so many strong men today, he didnÆt think his sin was any big deal. But itÆs clear as you read his story that the older he got, the more sin held him in its grip. The Samson Syndrome is a set of twelve tendencies or challenges that strong men will always face. Obstacles like lust, ignoring good advice, big egos, fears of authentic intimacy, losing sight of the big picture, and others, have the ability to be any manÆs undoing. AtteberryÆs mission is to remind men of the joy of living within GodÆs boundaries, because he believes thereÆs a little Samson in all of us. With GodÆs help weÆre capable of such great things. But weÆre never more than one bad choice away from humiliation. However, it doesnÆt have to be that way if you want to fulfill your God-given potential.
In an English seaside town, lovers and children, men and women weave in and out of each other's lives and stories. A mother is tormented by her daughter's tattoo; another only pretends to love her baby. A wife stalks her husband and his new lover; a broken egg through a mailbox tells a story that will not go away; the cat thinks he knows best. Threaded throughout are longings for love and poignant disappointments, surprising pleasures and temptations. Some will fall but some, like the small boy at the circus who sees his babysitter fly past on a trapeze wearing little more than a blue bra and spangles, will retain their feeling of awe. The stories in Perfect Lives are rueful, knowing, witty, poignant, bashful, bold. Polly Samson's genius is in the nuance.
Author: Avner Cohen
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Political Science
Cohen focuses on a two-decade period from about 1950 until 1970, during which David Ben-Gurion's vision of making Israel a nuclear-weapon state was realized. He weaves together the story of the formative years of Israel's nuclear program, from the founding of the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission in 1952, to the alliance with France that gave Israel the sophisticated technology it needed, to the failure of American intelligence to identify the Dimona Project for what it was, to the negotiations between President Nixon and Prime Minister Meir that led to the current policy of secrecy. Cohen also analyzes the complex reasons Israel concealed its nuclear program - from concerns over the Arab reaction and the negative effect of the debate at home to consideration of America's commitment to nonproliferation.
Selected from childhood by a corrupt corporate/government experimental medical cartel, computer scientist Scott Russell is immersed in a round the clock brainwashing program to produce the perfect assassin. Bombarded with ultrasound and laser weaponry, stalking and surveillance, sabotage of employment, and mysterious confrontations with government thugs, Scott exists in a world of total betrayal. Codenamed SAMSON, Scott escapes from Baltimore, Maryland to San Diego, California where he meets San Diego Times reporter Laura Paxton. Paxton, who is investigating a horrifying restaurant massacre by a programmed Top Gun pilot, helps Scott expose the truth regarding the hidden Latin American mission to seize energy resources that he was chosen for.
This is the true story of Samson, a little stray kitten who manages to make himself heard as 3,000 bicycle riders zip past him. One rider goes back the next day to find him and despite all odds, he does! The kitten then becomes part of a household of much larger cats; he's the littlest one but he has so many little quirks and endearing habits that the family soon comes to realize how special he is. He is not with the family all that long, but as the vet says of him, he's small, but he leaves a big impression. This book will bring a tear to your eye, but will put a warm smile on your face at the same time. It is truly uplifting. All proceeds from the sale of this book will be given to animal rescue organizations in Samson's name.
Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Release Date: 2012-10-24
"This is a novel in the guise of the tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a witness to the black militancy of the 1960's. In this woman Ernest Gaines has created a legendary figure, a woman equipped to stand beside William Faulkner's Dilsey in The Sound And The Fury." Miss Jane Pittman, like Dilsey, has 'endured,' has seen almost everything and foretold the rest. Gaines' novel brings to mind other great works The Odyssey for the way his heroine's travels manage to summarize the American history of her race, and Huckleberry Finn for the clarity of her voice, for her rare capacity to sort through the mess of years and things to find the one true story in it all." -- Geoffrey Wolff, Newsweek. "Stunning. I know of no black novel about the South that excludes quite the same refreshing mix of wit and wrath, imagination and indignation, misery and poetry. And I can recall no more memorable female character in Southern fiction since Lena of Faulkner's Light In August than Miss Jane Pittman." -- Josh Greenfeld, Life
London Fields is Amis's murder story for the end of the millennium. The murderee is Nicola Six, a "black hole" of sex and self-loathing intent on orchestrating her own extinction. The murderer may be Keith Talent, a violent lowlife whose only passions are pornography and darts. Or is the killer the rich, honorable, and dimly romantic Guy Clinch?
Author: Aric Sigman
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
How Television is Damaging Our Lives — And What We Can Do About It More than an indictment of the dangers of watching too much television, Remotely Controlled draws attention to the glaring imbalances in our lives and shows us how exposure to greenery can counter the harmful effects of the screen.