Author: Amanda Prowse
Publisher: Head of Zeus
View: 7509Everybody needs a little love in their lives... Pru Plum is the celebrated owner of a famous Mayfair bakery. She wears Chanel and her hair is expensively cut. Few would believe that this elegant woman turned sixty-six last year. But Pru is not the confident, successful businesswoman she appears. She has done shameful things to get to where she is today. And she will do anything to protect the secrets of her past – especially when, for the first time in her life, she has finally fallen in love... From bestselling author Amanda Prowse, this is a story about love, loss and lies – and finding happiness before it's too late.
Author: Levi Benkert,Candy Chand
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
View: 386Levi Benkert was playing with his children in the park when he received an urgent phone call from a friend asking him to drop everything and fly to Ethiopia to help organize a rescue orphanage for children destined to be murdered as part of a tribal superstition known as “mingi killings.” Moved by his friend’s story, Levi packed his bags and left for what he thought would be a short two-week trip. But upon meeting the children, Levi knew there was no turning back. Six weeks later, Levi, his wife, Jessie, and their three young children sold their home and all their belongings and relocated to Ethiopia indefinitely. No Greater Love documents Levi’s journey—from the challenges he faced establishing and running the orphanage to finding adoptive homes for the children.
And Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church According to the Use of the Church of England : Together with the Psalter Or Psalms of David Pointed as They are to be Sung Or Said in Churches and the Form Or Manner of Making Ordaining and Consecrating of Bishops Priests and Deacons
Author: Ann McDeed
Publisher: a-argus books
Category: Family & Relationships
View: 5335This is the story of my husband's slow decline into complete physical dependency and mental distress during the last two and a half years of his life.The times he remembers who I am, the times he even forgets who he is. The funny things he does or says, always the big tease; the times he is aware of his dementia and cries in torment of his helplessness.
Author: Kasey Michaels
Publisher: Kasey Michaels
View: 6852From New York Times bestselling romance author Kasey Michaels comes the first in her LOVE IN THE REGENCY series. Jack Coltrane grew up with his father's red-haired tomboy ward Meredith Fairfax chasing after him, always begging to tag along in his adventures during the years they resided at Coltrane House. Jack was variously annoyed, flattered, and as the years passed and childhood faded, both he and Merry sensed a slow change in their relationship. Friendship, blossoming into love. Love for each other, and a combined love for Coltrane House, fast falling into disrepair by his neglectful father. But one day the estate would be his, and Jack and Merry would make it beautiful again, raise their children there, and live happily ever after. Theirs was the perfect dream, until Jack's father took him aside to tell him something that sent his son fleeing from Coltrane House, away from Merry, perhaps never to return. Ah, love... why is it never easy? Oh...and then there's Jack's quite singular friend from America, and possibly a pair of matchmaking ghosts. Ghosts? Well, certainly - why not? Everyone loves a happy ending! **For a limited time, get two free books from Kasey > bit.ly/kaseymichaels (just copy and paste into your browser)**
A 90-Day Devotional to Strengthen Your Marriage
Author: Russ Rice,Brad Silverman,Lisa Guest
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
View: 477Which road are you on for your marriage—yours or God’s? Inspired by the heartwarming movie No Greater Love, executive producer Russ Rice and co-writer and director Brad Silverman have created this 90-day devotional for couples to help husbands and wives dig deeper into the mystery of marriage, addressing what it means to truly love your spouse in the sacrificial and unconditional way God loves us. Each devotion invites couples to keep God at the center of their relationship, to improve their communication skills, and to strengthen their commitment to each other. Topics include commitment, trust, truth, forgiveness, reconciliation, and more. Each devotion offers a real-life snapshot from marriage, questions for discussion, and action points. A couple’s marriage will not be the same after these ninety days. Why? Because there is no greater love between two people than a love grounded in and empowered by God’s love. Foreward by Dennis Rainey. "This book is an action plan for having the kind of marriage that stands strong when the storms of life come. A marriage that provides your family with a stable, healthy home. And above all else, a marriage that honors and glorifies God." --Dennis Rainey, President, FamilyLife
A New Reading of the 1441 Latin Autograph Manuscript
Author: Thomas (à Kempis),William C. Creasy
Publisher: Mercer University Press
View: 4805The Imitation of Christ has appeared in more editions and in more languages than any other book except the Bible. Samuel Johnson once remarked to Bowell that it “must be a good book, as the world has opened its arms to receive it.” Others have praised it as well, including Thomas Carlyle, George Eliot, Thomas De Quincey, and Matthew Arnold. Among the religious, St. Ignatius Loyola translated it, and Pope John Paul I was said to have been reading it the night that he died. It has been standard fare in religious training and personal devotion for centuries. Yet today, few people know the Imitation and those who do more often than not think it hopelessly out of date, a pre-Vatican II relic, full of contempt for the world and self-loathing. It is a curious state of affairs, and one that reveals more about a contemporary audience's response to the book than it does about the book itself. When a contemporary reader encounters a line such as “this is the highest wisdom: through contempt of the world to aspire to the kingdom of heaven,” his response is a very different one from that of a fifteenth- or nineteenth-century reader. For an “uninformed response” (as Stanley Fish would say) to the contemptus mundi theme, the reader must draw deeply on a vast complex of literary, linguistic, historical, and theological knowledge. Creasy's translation of the Imitation strives to recreate a text that provides an analogous experience to that of the fifteenth-century reader. Relying heavily on reader-response theory, he incorporates an “informed reader's” response into the text itself. Where possible, the text echoes both the deep structure and the surface structure of the Latin—even to the point of replicating sentence structures and rhetorical devices while avoiding any distortion of the reader's experience. Although the language and style of his translation has been crafted for modern readers, the fervor and power of the original text have not been lost. This translation will undoubtedly bring The Imitation of Christ a new generation of readers.
Author: Nina Bawden
Publisher: Hachette UK
View: 3713By the author of "Circles of Deceit" and "Tortoise by Candlelight", this novel shows the fragility of a family's equilibrium. Three children live with their mother and are happy in the love of their stepfather. The arrival of an aunt and the adolescent worries of the girls sets up tensions.
Author: Lisa N. Aldridge - Jones
View: 7948For years, I prayed for a closer walk with God. My answer was the Scripture, “to whom much is given, much is required.” Some may view this implied responsibility as a tempting invitation to become complacent, but I beg to differ. In fact, I declared it as His Vision Statement for my family. It’s Godly wisdom to get a vision and make it plain. Therefore, I knew it was a wise decision. I wanted more of Him and no enemy in hell was going to stop me, and He knew it. For this journey to be effective, “The Flesh” had to remain in restraints with the Holy Spirit in possession of the key. During the initial assignment, I quickly learned, there was “No Room for Doubt.” At this level, He put an end to child’s play –or, as we refer to it as, the baby Christian stage, and opened the door to grown folks business. Proper ID was required of me to enter this level, and upon entrance, per Him, my beauty would be my weapon and the words out of my mouth were His prophesy. More often than I can recall, He sent me on special assignments that were to take place for, “Forty Days and Forty Nights” with very strict rules. To activate each assignment, I had to, “Heed, Discern and Respond” to His voice. As I continued on my journey- and reached a point where I needed more, as promised, He blessed me with a fresh anointing along with an elevation in both the Spiritual and the natural. As you will see, God gave me specific directions to reach true intimacy with Him. As I share with you some of my journey, I invite you to take Him out the box and seek His intimate place and purpose for your life so that He’s able to give you specific instructions for your life as well.
Author: J. Morgan
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing In
View: 9284Alejandra Montoya is on the trail of the man who killed her parents. Love never figured into it. Then, she met Eli Ravell, or tried to kill him more precisely. Against her better judgment, she allows him to drag her into an adventure seeped in all the things she has sworn to destroy. Namely, a butt load of Vampires and things that she didn't even know existed.Now, she finds herself falling from one near death experience to another. Somewhere along the way she's discovered her life might not be the only thing she has to lose. Every minute she spends with Eli brings her one step closer to losing her heart.
Author: Katherine Scriven
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 1410No Greater Love Than God's Love New book by author Katherine Scriven is a dramatic tapestry of family, faith, love, and forgiveness Allenhurst, GA - (Release Date TBD) - Being nineteen and pregnant was not how Trina wanted to start her adult life. But that's just what happened. She married the baby's father, Anthony Stevens, a handsome, hotshot hustler whose idea of having it all is to do just that-have it all. It was the beginning of a tumultuous journey that would test her faith and prove that there is No Greater Love than God's love for His people. Trina gave birth to twin daughters, Miracle "Mimi" and Angel. Angel was sweet and humble like their mother while Mimi was tough and headstrong. Life with her husband Anthony was trying. He was away most of the time nights, his alibi being work. Little did Trina know that her husband was involved in shady business and was having an affair with another woman. What will happen when the truth comes out? Trina struggles to keep her family together as the twins are stained by their father's sins and their faith wavers. Through all of life's trials, she remains vigilant in her faith and prayers, wanting only to protect her family. In the end, there is no greater love than the love of a mother and the love of God for His people. Readers can witness the dramatic events unfold in Katherine Scriven's No Greater Love. For more information on this book, log on to www.Xlibris.com.
Author: Bethany Lopez
Publisher: Bethany Lopez
View: 9308Raised to be the "perfect" wife, Victoria has spent her days maintaining her impeccable outward appearance and her nights mingling with the rich and entitled. When her engagement to Scott ended, Victoria thought she'd be rid of him and his circle of friends forever, but a chance encounter with Brock will change not only the way she sees him, but the way she sees herself. Brock is a man who's happy and content with his life. A surrogate parent to his now-adult brothers, he spends his days running the company he built himself and his nights playing in his brothers' local band. When he runs into Victoria in the bar after a show, sparks unexpectedly fly, and he's interested in seeing where it goes. But can the man who's happy with his life, convince the woman who always wants more, to give him a shot with only 15 Minutes on the clock?
A Transitional Reader for Catullus, Horace, and Ovid
Author: John Breuker,Mardah Weinfeld
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Category: Foreign Language Study
View: 4354Love Poetry Readings for Comprehension and Review This reader introduces intermediate Latin students to Catullus, Horace, and Ovid. It offers a transition to reading these authors by presenting slightly modified versions of poems before the students read the authentic Latin verse as review. Vocabulary, reading helps, grammar reviews with exercises, and discussion questions are included, as well as sections on metrics, poetic devices and a complete glossary.
The Entrepreneur and American Economic Progress
Author: Jonathan Hughes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Business & Economics
View: 2610The Vital Few, a study of the contribution of entrepreneurs to the American economy, provides portraits of the men and women whose individual enterprise has helped to establish the character of the American businessperson and to carry our economy forward from colonial times. Examining such legendary figures as William Penn, Eli Whitney, Henry Ford, and J. Pierpont Morgan in their social and economic environment, Jonathan Hughes illuminates each period of American economic history and provides insights into the workings of American business and the special qualities required of its super-achievers. Taking into account such dramatic changes in the economy as the explosive growth of government and the puzzling effects of "stagflation," Hughes has now expanded his original volume. The new edition includes two additional biographies and a short essay on the nature of bureaucracy in both the government and the private sector. Both biographies are of "bureaucratic entrepreneurs", whose work in the federal government represents the two most prominent trends in government economics. Mary Switzer's 48-year career demonstrates the ways in which the modern welfare state has developed. First a catalyst then a major force in establishing social programs and institutions, she is in large part responsible for the existence of the American welfare state. Marriner Eccles's career, on the other hand, shows the evolution of "compensatory" fiscal and monetary policies from the New Deal to the Korean War. A self-made millionaire who was appointed to a high-level job in the federal government, Eccles quit his post after 1950, convinced that American economic policy was hopelessly inflationary and economically destructive. With these new additions, The Vital Few, long a source of inspiration and economic interest, is more accessible and useful than ever.