The penultimate volume in the Conclave of Shadows series from worldwide best-selling author Raymond E. Feist. Featuring one of the most fascinating characters and scenarios ever created in the genre, the series promises to become one of the great all-time classics in the field. Once absolute ruler of his nation, Kaspar, former duke of Olasko, has been cast into exile. Abandoned in the wilds of a continent on the other side of the world and left with nothing but his wits and determination, he must fight merely to survive.
"superb writing and reading"
Warwickshire, 1840s: boys are destined for the pit and girls for the mill. Despite this, Maryann is happy there - until her mother dies. Her family collapses, leaving Maryann exhausted, and Toby, the boy she is set on marrying, insists they wait. Then Maryann is offered a position as nanny to the daughter of the mill owner, Wesley Marshall, who Maryann grows unexpectedly close to. But their relationship doesn't go unnoticed, threatening to unleash a world of problems on them all....
The Celestine Prophecy, a compelling story of intrigue, suspense, and revelation, is a guidebook that has the power to crystallize your perceptions of why you are where you are in life - and to direct your steps with a new energy and optimism as you head into tomorrow. This work has come to light at a time when the world - and you - need it most.
To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she' s paid to finally feel like she' s somebody. To Pastor Ezekiel Freeman, Abra will always be the little girl who stole his heart the night he found her, a wailing newborn abandoned under a bridge on the outskirts of Haven.
"Thoroughly riveting. I was on the edge of my seat"
Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master, the husband who commissioned her, dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York in 1899. Ahmad is a djinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop. Though he is no longer imprisoned, Ahmad is not entirely free - an unbreakable band of iron binds him to the physical world.
For 300 years, The Pilgrim's Progress has remained perhaps the best-loved and most read of devotional fictions. In plain yet powerful and moving language, Bunyan tells the story of Christian's struggle to attain salvation and the Gates of Heaven. He must pass through the Slough of Despond, ward off the temptations of Vanity Fair, and fight the monstrous Apollyon. In Part II, his wife and children follow the same path, helped and protected by Great-heart, until for them, too, "the trumpets sound on the other side."
"This book saved my life."
Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moments", A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period.
"a must for anybody alive"
Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.
"Fantastic reading of a great book"
Economies have fallen, freedom has been suppressed, and peace is a distant memory. The world is falling apart. Joshua Jordan's protege Ethan March, along with Jimmy Louder and Rivka Reuban have been left behind in a world that is rapidly coming under the complete influence of the Antichrist. Technology is growing by leaps and bounds, with BID-Tag implants, robotic police units, and drone-bots flying overhead...all designed to control and dominate those who resist the Antichrist's reign of evil.
Michael wakes up in the hospital with a bandage on his head and fear in his heart. The stress of building a growing business, with his wife Sarah, caused him to collapse while on a morning jog. When Michael finds out the man who saved his life is a Carpenter he visits him and quickly learns that he is more than just a Carpenter; he is also a builder of lives, careers, people, and teams. As the Carpenter shares his wisdom, Michael attempts to save his business in the face of adversity, rejection, fear, and failure.
In the year 1912, 19-year-old Christy Huddleston leaves home to teach school in the Smoky Mountains - and comes to know and love the resilient people of the region, with their fierce pride, their dark superstitions, their terrible poverty, and their yearning for beauty and truth. But her faith will be severely challenged by trial and tragedy, by the needs and unique strengths of two remarkable young men, and by a heart torn between true love and unwavering devotion.
"Christy (unabridged) by Catherine Marshall"
Savannah is a sophisticated single mother who has had her share of growing pains. From rags to riches, back to rags, Savannah is determined to change her circumstance through her faith and perseverance. As she struggles to keep her head above water, her new vindictive neighbors try her patience and her faith. She desperately desires for God to rescue her from her new life of struggle.
When her husband dies, leaving Sarah Perry and her infant daughter destitute and alone in the rough frontier town, the determined widow takes over his freight-hauling business. As her baby grows into a young girl, Sarah sends her to the safety and refinement of a boarding school. But when they are reunited, Sarah realizes that they now live in two different, incompatible worlds. Too Long a Stranger follows this courageous widow as she tries to regain a loving relationship with her estranged daughter.
Maria Magdalena var den främsta av Jesus kvinnliga lärjungar. Hon finns omnämnd i de fyra evangelierna och var en av många kvinnor som fanns i Jesus närhet. I Marianne Fredrikssons tionde roman lämnar hon myten och träder fram som en levande kvinna med ett intressant öde, ett förflutet och en framtid och ger oss också en kvinnlig aspekt på kristendomen. Marianne Fredriksson är en av våra allra mest lästa och älskade författare. Hennes böcker har sålt i miljonupplagor bara i Sverige.
You may have heard of The Secret and "the law of attraction". What this audiobook is all about, is applying the law of attraction and manifesting what you want, through placing orders with the universe through vision boards. The audio outlines in detail how to create a board, what works, and (very importantly) what to do if you don't achieve the results that you want. There is a process to remove the blocks and to allow the energy to flow.
Ashton is just a typical small town. But when a skeptical reporter and a prayerful pastor begin to compare notes, they suddenly find themselves fighting a hideous New Age plot to subjugate the townspeople, and eventually the entire human race.
Dane and Mandy, a popular magic act for 40 years, are tragically separated by a car wreck that claims Mandy's life-or so everyone thinks. Even as Dane mourns and tries to rebuild his life without her, Mandy, supposedly dead, awakes in the present as the19-year-old she was in 1970.
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Considered one of the greatest novels of simple and triumphant religious faith to be published in the 20th century, how the The Song of Bernadette came to be written is an inspirational - even miraculous - story in its own right. In June 1940, famed Austrian author Franz Werfel and his beautiful wife, Alma Mahler, were on a desperate flight across France, seeking to escape certain death at the hands of the Nazi invaders. Franz had written many articles and given many radio speeches denouncing their tyranny. Repeatedly thwarted in their attempts to cross the French border into neutral Spain, they found temporary refuge in the small town of Lourdes, home of the famous shrine where the virtuous Bernadette received visions of the Virgin Mary and where millions came in faith to seek a miracle. During his time in Lourdes, Werfel became fascinated with Bernadette's story, and then, as his faith grew, he began to visit the sacred grotto every day, taking the waters and swearing an oath that, should he and his wife be granted escape from the Nazis, he would write the story of Bernadette for all the world to savor. Franz's prayers were answered. In a harrowing ascent over the Pyrenees mountains, he and Alma fled to Spain and then on to America. Once there Franz kept his promise. He wrote The Song of Bernadette, his masterpiece, a beautiful fusion of faith and craft.
Fans of Randy Alcorn will applaud this soul-stirring story of two college friends who reconnect after 20 years. One is living life apart from God in comfortable corporate America while the other is living for Christ under intense persecution in China.
The bestselling Biblical fantasy novel seriesChronicles of the Nephilimhas opened a door for Christian imagination and theology like none other. But many have appreciated the appendices of each novel as much as the novels. Author Brian Godawa shares the Biblical and ancient historical and mythical research that undergirds the fiction. Now all those appendices have been placed together in one book for those who want serious study of the topics of the Watchers, Nephilim, and the Biblical Cosmic War of the Seed.
In the course of their investigation into Leonardo da Vinci, Lynn Pickett and Clive Prince found clues about his strangely passionate belief in the importance of John the Baptist. Here, along with a reassessment of the significance of Mary Magdalene and the sacred feminine, the authors reveal that Da Vinci's apparently peculiar religion was shared by the Knights Templar. And their profoundly heretical belief that the Baptist was superior to Jesus himself still has the power to pose a threat to the very foundations of the Christian Church....
Infertility stinks. No one knows that better than Megan. After six years of insanity-inducing hormone drugs and desperate prayers, all she has to show for her efforts are enough negative pregnancy tests to fill a bassinet. All around her, women are accidentally getting pregnant - like her star piano student - while Megan remains hopelessly barren. Megan's never felt so alone.
Twenty new and original short stories and poems filled with Christmas magic. From a heartfelt tale of a soldier who might be more than he seems, to the touching tale of a young boy who finds a fantastical creature while picking out the perfect Christmas tree, to the misadventures of a lost fairy, these stories and poems, appropriate for all ages, will kindle the joy of Christmas in new and magical ways. All inspirational reminders of the importance of Christ's birth, the stories will enrich your holiday and warm your heart.
Francis has two childhood encounters that shape his life: one with God and the other with Dee Dee Ramone. When his life falls apart in adulthood, Francis, feeling betrayed by God, turns to his other spiritual mentor, emerging as that rarest of beings, a middle-aged punk rocker. A love letter to punk rock and the spiritual power of music, Long Way Back rocks through grief and tragedy toward a new beginning for Francis and an ending sure to make even the hardest of hardcore punks cry.
Where would your soul be if you died right now? Chances are, not where you think. This is the fictional story of a leader in a conservative church as he takes his journey into eternity. Biblical teachings, writings of early Christians, and true events form the foundation of this story.
Devin Vandelyn has done nothing but ruin lives. From raping his own sister to causing the death of his beloved aunt, his life has wreaked havoc and caused lost love from the beginning of time. How will he handle things when he is suddenly on the receiving end of misery and pain? In this drama-filled story he is now put in a situation where he has to pay for his past sins. How will he cope with his adversaries?
Tragedy and heartache seem to be waiting for Drew Carter at every turn, but college offers Drew a chance to start over - until an accident during a physics experiment leaves him blind and his genius friend, Benjamin Berg, missing. As his sight miraculously returns, Drew discovers that the accident has heightened his neuron activity, giving him skills and sight beyond the normal man. When he begins to observe fierce invaders that no one else can see, he questions his own sanity, and so do others. But is he insane or do the invaders truly exist?
Is church history about to be rewritten? Contrary to the teachings of church history, do recently discovered ancient parchments indicate Paul - not Peter - was the first Pope? Crucial pages of the Apostle Paul's parchments have gone missing, and rumors of their contents have the world reeling. Dr. Augie Knox is on a quest to find the pages that reveal what God Himself taught the man who would become the greatest apologist in the history of the Christian church.
Meet Deana Murphy: A young girl, in the prime of her life. A survivor. A girl who had been through so much. A rape victim. A girl who rebuilt her life and became a success. Now she stands in front of God. She stands in judgment, pleading to be returned back to Earth. A loving God hears her pleas and returns her to Earth, where she must fulfill a mission. A mission that would change everything.
This short story "Emerald Towers" is fiction, but resounds with emotional truth, in describing the hearts of Brent Spiner and Gail Chord Schuler from 1990 to 2001. Gail, in 2000, had two biopsies for breast cancer, which, fortunately, came out negative. This experience inspired her to write this story. Other than the fact that she did not have breast cancer, this short story resounds with emotional truth.
This is an inspirational story about Carla, a young woman who becomes a single parent when her husband walks out on her after their baby is born, then battles bouts of depression while trying to give her daughter the life she deserves. Three years later Vince decides he wants his daughter for the day to celebrate her third birthday that, like her other birthdays, he missed. Carla has reservations, but wanting Megan to know her father, she allows Vince to take Megan home.
Jesus Christ battles for love in this epic true story. Agnostic Brent Spiner accepts Christ as his Savior after Jesus Christ rescues him from a UFO abduction. When Brent Spiner has to take on Satan himself in a church service, Jesus Christ shows up to the rescue. He rescues Brent and Gail from Satan, now inside the body of Jesuit leader Zack Knight as the Antichrist. The battle between Jesus and Satan rages, while Jesus works through Brent Spiner, Gail Chord Schuler and her men to defeat Satan's war against true love.
Zombie Galaxy: Resurrection is an epic space saga that spans thousands of years; from a near future encounter at Cydonia, on Mars; to the day when Christ's 1,000-year reign on Earth comes to an end; and then onward to the 50th century, when history reaches its culmination in a zombie apocalypse that sweeps the galaxy. Part dark Christian dystopian fiction and part zombie thriller, the Zombie Galaxy saga is a new breed of science fiction horror.
A town awakens to discover that Rachel Turner and her son, Evan, were brutally murdered during the night. Later, Danny Turner is found, having taken his own life. Rachel's closest friend, Carolyn Bianci, sinks into depression, while her husband, Mitch, attempts to uncover the facts of the crime. They encounter Joanna Larson, who possesses extraordinary spiritual gifts. Through Joanna, the events that took place the night of the murders are unveiled. Inspired by true events, The Ravine is a story of faith and - even for the seemingly unredeemable.
When Nym sneaks off with a host of delegates to Bron, Lord Myles offers her the chance for a new kind of power and the whispered hope that it may do more than simply defeat the monster she loathes. But the secrets the Bron people have kept concealed, along with the horrors Draewulf has developed, may require more than simply harnessing a darker ability. They may require who she is.
Aunt Crete has spent a lifetime of toil catering to the needs of her family, especially her waspish sister, Carrie, and social-climbing niece, Louella. When a telegram from a nephew from out west announces his imminent arrival, mother and daughter hasten a trip to the shore to escape the "country cousin" who they are sure will shame them.
Between the two of them, Carolyn and Barbara's 30-year friendship embraced all that life offers: passionate love, crazy families, good and bad marriages, a fabulous circle of friends, loads of laughter, sickness, health, and, ultimately, death. When Barbara is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer she has nowhere to go to die. Carolyn opens her heart and home, creating a serene and happy place for Barbara's final months on earth, enabling her to really live before she dies.
Seeking to fulfill the promise she made to her dying father, 18-year-old Jesselynn Highwood determines to take her little brother and the family's remaining thoroughbreds from the Twin Oaks plantation in Kentucky to her uncle's farm in Missouri, where they will be safe for the remainder of the Civil War.
Four short, sparkling seasonal tales to warm your heart.
Hannah Esh fled the Home Valley Amish community with a broken heart, throwing herself into her worldly dreams of a singing career instead. But as much as she tries to run from her past, something keeps pulling her back. On a whim, she brings four worldly friends to the Amish graveyard near her family's home for a midnight party on Halloween. But when shots are fired and one of her friends is killed, Hannah is pulled back into the world of her past.
Best-selling author Joseph Girzone brings us a new hero for our time: Carlo Brunini. An accomplished young Italian bishop, Carlo chooses to become a homeless beggar so he can understand why Jesus so loved the poor. What happens next will astonish and delight readers everywhere. When Carlo returns to his diocese in Italy he starts to build homes for the homeless.
In the beginning, the Church ruled all the Spheres of the Apostles. But that was millennia ago, before the origins of this massive, artificial realm were forgotten. Now, drought, plague, and war afflict the Spheres that make up the world of Man, fragmenting society into antagonistic sects that carry out ruthless pogroms. A young orphan, Thomas, is thrust into the midst of this upheaval and embarks on a journey to the highest of all Spheres, Heaven.
Mel, a faith-filled Pentecostal, has the chance to escape Slow Rapids, Indiana, by attending academic summer camp. The only catch? She has to read forbidden tomes like The Origin of Species. So she forges the permission slip, promising God she'll bring him a lost soul in exchange. Mel conscientiously uses her Biblical expertise to argue Darwin's theories, but meanwhile begins to realize that her parents, her pastor, and her church aren't what she thought.