Author: Neale Donald Walsch
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Something happened in early 2011 that hasn't happened in decades, perhaps centuries-and we didn't even notice it. That is, we didn't see it for what it was. Massive unrest from Tunisia to Egypt to Libya rocked the Arab world and threw the globe into political crisis. Within days, an earthquake-tsunami-nuclear calamity of terrifying proportions shocked Japan and sent the world reeling once again, even as the globe's financial markets shuddered to sustain themselves while states and nations tottered on the brink of bankruptcy-where many still linger. All of this, of course, we did notice. What we may have missed was that ancient predictions for this period of time called for exactly this: simultaneous environmental, political, and financial disasters. Were we seeing the beginning of "the end of history"-and not picking up the signal? In his prescient new book, The Storm Before The Calm , seven-time New York Times best-selling author Neale Donald Walsch offers a startling answer: yes. But Walsch also says there is nothing to fear, advancing an extraordinary explanation for what is happening even now all over the planet. Then-and more important-he provides a stunning prescription for healing our lives and our world through the answering of seven simple questions, inviting people everywhere to join in an earth-saving exchange at TheGlobalConversation.com. Compelling and perfectly timed, The Storm Before The Calm answers every question that is worth asking about December, 2012 and beyond.
Charlie has one passion in life: dancing. It s his salvation when it feels like the world is swallowing him whole. When his mom secretly secures him a spot in the summer intensive at the Free Rein Dance Company in New York, he is thrilled. He knows that once the summer ends, he'll have to return to Beacon to get a job and help support his family, but for those two months, he can spread his wings. In New York he meets Max, a junior instructor who is everything Charlie wishes he could be. Bold and self-assured, Max radiates pride in who he is. As they spend time together, Max shows Charlie what life can be like past the walls of his closed-minded home town. But Charlie doesn t know if he s ready to show the world who he truly is when standing in the spotlight is the last thing he wants. "
In this five-week study, Davis addresses life’s turbulent, trying moments by looking at some of Scripture’s most significant “storm stories.” By turning the popular phrase, “the calm before the storm” on its head, The Storm Before the Calm presents a unique take on the significance of life’s storms—grief, job loss, relationship failures, etc.—and how faith in Christ helps us weather them. Davis's message is clear and challenging: life’s storms prepare us for the calm that follows. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter are designed to help leaders of small groups. Also available when purchasing the book is access to a free video trailer and an audio recording of the author's sermons as another way to experience the weekly message.
Author: Mike Duncan
Release Date: 2017-10-24
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The creator of the award-winning podcast series The History of Rome and Revolutions brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic. The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. Beginning as a small city-state in central Italy, Rome gradually expanded into a wider world filled with petty tyrants, barbarian chieftains, and despotic kings. Through the centuries, Rome's model of cooperative and participatory government remained remarkably durable and unmatched in the history of the ancient world. In 146 BC, Rome finally emerged as the strongest power in the Mediterranean. But the very success of the Republic proved to be its undoing. The republican system was unable to cope with the vast empire Rome now ruled: rising economic inequality disrupted traditional ways of life, endemic social and ethnic prejudice led to clashes over citizenship and voting rights, and rampant corruption and ruthless ambition sparked violent political clashes that cracked the once indestructible foundations of the Republic. Chronicling the years 146-78 BC, The Storm Before the Storm dives headlong into the first generation to face this treacherous new political environment. Abandoning the ancient principles of their forbearers, men like Marius, Sulla, and the Gracchi brothers set dangerous new precedents that would start the Republic on the road to destruction and provide a stark warning about what can happen to a civilization that has lost its way.
Author: Smith, K. R.
Publisher: WestBow Press
Release Date: 2010-07-10
Mysterious angelic visitors approach America’s embattled first commander in chief during the Continental Army’s Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, encampment in the bitter winter of 1777; secret blood lines cross the centuries; ancient political and spiritual intrigues; political betrayal in Washington, D.C.; nationwide attacks by organized evil against both America and Israel, her only friend in the Middle East; the outworking of an American and Israeli technological partnership; supernatural protection and aid through times of danger; divine intervention in behalf of the United States and her Israeli ally. This is the warp and woof of a fast-paced adventure set in the very near future. The Storm Before The Calm is a fictional yet true-to-life page-turning journey that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Author: S. L. Clifford
Release Date: 2002-01
The story is centered on a young man named Dylan Roberts. Dylan comes from a home where his parents are alcoholics and his father is abusive. Acting as a parent to his mother and younger brother, Dylan also becomes dependent on alcohol and heroin. In the midst of addiction, pregnancy, a web of lies, and his mother finally getting clean Dylan tries to change his life to be with the girl he believes to be his soul mate, Sydney Manchester. There are many twists and turns along the way and young love has to fight to survive the pains of growing up. The Storm Before my Calm is written in the first person and takes place in the Northern California small town of Benicia. Up until the last few pages the reader will wonder whether young love can only exist in stories like Romeo and Juliet or will it survive and flourish.
Author: Jerry Allen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2018-05-04
Some say mankind is moving toward a time of worldwide peace in the foreseeable future. The Storm before the Calm explains from a biblical point of view how a time of peace is on the way-tranquility beyond anything mankind has seen since Eden. But a very difficult time will precede that, trouble greater than anything previously known on earth. This book describes things characteristic of that time of trouble, which will coincide with the end of our present era, and that time of peace, which will correlate with the beginning of a new era. The Storm before the Calm concerns the return of Jesus Christ, the momentous events just preceding, during and following his coming, his Millennial (1000 year) reign and the new heaven and earth. A frequent Bible message gives an advance directive to all who will take heed: "We need to be ready."
Author: N. J. Kuhr
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2016-09-30
A clean slate. People pray for one on occasion, some desperate individuals go to drastic measures to achieve one. I wasn't given the choice. I woke up in a foreign country alone, afraid and with no idea who I am. I was lucky. The reigning monarch of Cynthera and his family took me in, nursed me back to health. There's one problem, the Crown Prince, Emory Bryn. He's not what one would expect and the last thing I should be getting involved with. He has priorities too, his own restrictions. I'm off limits. No exceptions, no alternatives. Trying to discover my identity and navigate my new life is exhausting enough without adding a torrid love affair into the mix. He's a Prince and I, well; I'm a conflict of interest. Fighting our nature, choosing our duties over our desires and things turn hostile in a hurry. When memories of my previous life start to reveal themselves I'm torn between two worlds. The one I've created and come to love and the one filled with questions and hints of something terrifying. How do I keep my new family and return to the family of my birth? There's something dark buried deep in my mind, something I don't know if I can face. A darkness that threatens both my lives. Now I have a choice and it's one I never wanted to make.
At the age of thirty-three, Delanie Stephenson was enjoying life with her husband, two kids, and a teaching job she loved. Blessings abounded, and Delanie thanked God for each one. But it only took a single instant to change it all. A terrible headache struck her on June 6, 2012, and no amount of ibuprofen could take care of it. Delanie had a stroke-similar to the stroke that Delanie's twenty-nine-year-old sister had suffered a year before. What were the odds of two sisters suffering the same ailment? Delanie's entire family was in a state of shock, and the news became worse when the doctors were unsure whether Delanie would walk or talk again. In her memoir, Delanie describes that summer of 2012 in detail, from those first harried days in the ICU to the tedious physical therapy as she slowly began to crawl her way back to recovery. Not only did Delanie walk and talk again; she emerged from her ordeal even stronger and decided that she would never again take life for granted. Filled with intimate details and the amazing resilience of the human spirit, The Calm before the Storm shares one woman's amazing journey from stroke victim to stroke survivor.
Author: Professor of Graeco-Roman History Nancy Bissell Turpin Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History Teresa Morgan
Publisher: Xulon Press
Release Date: 2015-10-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Picture a mid-life crisis; what do you see? A middle-aged man driving a convertible with a new model at his side. The notion seems humorous-until the effects of such a crisis happen to you. When you're the one watching a loved one endure this crisis, your world can turn upside down. Overnight, Teresa Morgan's entire existence was changed. Her normal, family-centered life came crumbling down around her when her husband became consumed with the extreme temptations that a mid-life crisis can present. Here, she tells her story. Walk through the ups and downs of Teresa's life as she struggles with watching her loved one falter, finding a way to cope, and journeying into the bright light of the calm after a storm."
Author: Yvette R. Taylor
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2011-04-25
A deep yearning just to be a little girl, to set on daddy’s lap and tug at his beard to play in mommas makeup, and prance around in her high heel shoes, to play with little dolls, have tea parties and where pretty little dresses , to skip up and down the side walk and play kick ball and Jump rope with friends is all that she wanted to do but all that never happen because, people had decided to choose her fate by their actions that they had a flicked upon her, they had decided to take it upon their self and take away, to steal, kill and to destroy the innocence from that little girl that once existed. What was once seen through the eyes of a little girl of hopes and dreams, goals and that one slogan that just about every child has said at some point or another; when I grow up I’m going to be a ? Was now a grown woman that could only see hurt, betrayal, suffering, bitterness and full of wrong choices and bad decisions and a hart that was once full of love was now full of hate? Because this is all she knew, and who she had become.
Carter Lewis is having trouble making it through The legend of Sleepy Hollow, so his cousin Isabelle, suggests that he use his uncle's virtual reality machine to enter into the book as a character--and meet the Headless Horseman up-close and personal.