John the Beloved

John the Beloved

Beloved. All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, scanning, or other—except for brief ...

Author: Deborah Wyatt

Publisher: Elm Hill

ISBN: 9781400326464

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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Despite being raised in a religion and culture that forbids secular music, John has always heard music where others simply hear sound. Entirely self-taught, John composes music that he hides from the world; music that has never been played out loud but exists only inside his mind. Then one day while working in the cornfield, John hears beautiful music coming from a nearby farmhouse. Entranced, he walks towards the music and through an open window sees a beautiful, young lady playing the piano. This chance encounter awakens within his heart the desire to hear his own music played. John places one of his compositions in an envelope along with a note and slides it under the door of the pianist. After a life of glamour, travel and music, acclaimed concert pianist, Elise finds herself facing a personal crisis entirely alone. Needing a quiet, peaceful place to recover and heal, Elise abandons her cosmopolitan life and retreats to the Indiana farmhouse she inherited from her grandparents. Broken-hearted and ill, Elise’s days seem to be filled with darkness and depression until she receives a note and sheet music from a stranger. Intrigued, she plays the composition and finds it to be unique, unorthodox and beautiful. Because the music brings joy into her previously dark days, Elise writes a note in response and leaves it on her doorstep hoping the mysterious person will return and find it. Thus, begins a journey that will take both John and Elise down a path that neither expected to walk. In the days ahead, they will face moral and spiritual dilemmas and will have to answer the question: will they follow God’s plan for their lives no matter how high the cost may be? Come: follow John and Elise on a musical journey that will either bring them the greatest heartache they have ever known or the greatest joy.
Categories: Fiction

Broken and Beloved

Broken and Beloved

We live in twin realities: we are broken, and we are beloved. We are broken by sin—our own sin, and that of others against us. I recently overheard someone at a coffee shop proudly declaring their lack of dating history—“At ...

Author: Sammy Rhodes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781684510429

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Two of the greatest fears in life come in the form of questions we often ask ourselves but rarely say out loud: “Am I okay?” and “Do you love me?” The answer the Gospel gives us is both surprising and just what we need to hear: “No, you are not okay, and, yes, I love you.” Jesus holds these two truths about us together, and this is the good news we desperately need.
Categories: Religion

My Beloved

My Beloved

Karen Ranney. £a HarperCollins e-books My Beloved Karen Ranney My Beloved. Front Cover.

Author: Karen Ranney

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061976698

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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“A rich tapestry of love...embroidered with golden threads of sensuality.” —Stephanie Laurens A classic love story from Karen Ranney, one of the true legends of historical romance, My Beloved tells the poignant, sensuous story of the fabled Langlinais Bride, who has not seen her husband since their wedding day, twelve years earlier. Judith Ivory calls Ranney, “A rich, rare find.” And with My Beloved, the beloved New York Times and USA Today bestselling author enchants with the story of a truly unforgettable reunion—as an errant bridegroom, forced by perilous circumstance to return to his untouched, abandoned wife, finds himself bewitched by the innocent angel he wed but never intended to love.
Categories: Fiction

Toni Morrison s Beloved

Toni Morrison s Beloved

What the pregnant Beloved sees then , as she comes to the front door of 124 , is that those with whom she identifies as well as despises are organized against her . The mothers are multiplied many times over , as are the breasts of the ...

Author: William L. Andrews

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199728114

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American literature curriculum. Each casebook will reprint documents relating to the work's historical context and reception, present the best in critical essays, and when possible, feature an interview of the author. The series will provide, for the first time, an accessible forum in which readers can come to a fuller understanding of these contemporary masterpieces and the unique aspects of American ethnic, racial, or cultural experience that they so ably portray. This casebook to Morrison's classic novel presents seven essays that represent the best in contemporary criticism of the book. In addition, the book includes a poem and an abolitionist's tra published after a slave named Margaret Garner killed her child to save her from slavery--the very incident Morrison fictionalizes in Beloved.
Categories: Literary Criticism



BELOVED Being Gay and Christian DONALD SCHMIDT UCCESSFUL author and pastor Donald Schmidt shares his life journey as a gay man deeply committed to his Christian faith and ministry - no matter what . Because it wasn't easy .

Author: Donald Schmidt

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781773436388

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 135

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"I knew I was different. And I knew I was a Christian. Over time, those two aspects of my identity merged, sometimes. At other times, they clashed. But they were always present, dancing in some strange kind of way across the years and then decades of my life. I had people tell me I had no right to be gay if I was a Christian, or conversely to call myself a Christian if I was gay. I have had people try to “convert” me or “heal” me, and people who have been downright hostile toward me. Some have even tried to deny me my calling as a minister and prevent me from collecting my pension. I have fought for my rights and for the rights of others and have been kicked to the proverbial curb many times for my efforts. Yet through it all, two constants remain. First, I am gay. That is a reality that has been true since before I was born and is never going to change – no matter what someone else might want, or how fervently they might want it. Second, I have a passionate love affair with my Creator, and with Jesus Christ, and believe that God loves me and calls me to work for justice and goodness in the world. Again, this will not change for me…" Successful author and pastor Donald Schmidt shares his life journey as a gay man deeply committed to his Christian faith and ministry – no matter what. Because it wasn’t easy. Although many denominations today welcome gay candidates into ministry, it wasn’t like that in the early 1980s when Schmidt entered seminary at McGill University in Montreal. Homophobia was prevalent in the church and made even worse as the terror of a new illness, AIDS, gripped society. With amazing honesty, Schmidt tells about it all – the questioning, the fear, the stigma, the anger, the defiance, the heartbreak, the struggle to live his life and ministry with integrity. If the church has come a long way since the 1980s, if it has grown and matured and evolved to value its lgbtq+ members and ministers, it must surely be due to the faith and extraordinary perseverance of those who were the first to come out and lay claim to their inheritance as beloved children of God.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Beloved Enemy Mills Boon Historical

Beloved Enemy  Mills   Boon Historical

—Affaire de Coeur Lady of the Knight “Inthisfun tale, Ms. Phillipsweaves an adventurous story ofchase and buddinglove and putsinsome lessonsalong the way.” —Romantic Times Beloved Enemy Mary Schaller.

Author: Mary Schaller

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781472039927

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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HOW COULD SHE FALL IN LOVE WITH A YANKEE? Julia Chandler was a true daughter of the Confederacy, believing any man who wore Union blue was no man at all. But the magic of a costume ball transformed her, and she looked beyond his mask and saw in the eyes of Major Robert Montgomery the mirror of her very soul!
Categories: Fiction

Beloved Wolf

Beloved Wolf

Kasey Michaels. Kasey Michaels Beloved Wolf .0110" ' JOE COLTON'S JOURNAL There's nothing like a big family bash. Front Cover.

Author: Kasey Michaels

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781472086501

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The Coltons were in River James's blood, thrumming as fiercely as his Native American ancestors. Joe Colton had plucked the brooding loner out of the hell of his youth and given him a taste of Eden–a home, a family, a future.
Categories: Fiction

Beloved Protector

Beloved Protector

Books by Darlene Mindrup Love Inspired Heartsong Presents There's Always Tomorrow Love's Pardon Beloved Protector DARLENE MINDRUP is a full-time homemaker and homeschool teacher. Darlene lives in Arizona with her husband and two ...

Author: Darlene Mindrup

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781460329535

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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TAPAT IS IN GREAT DANGER Unexpectedly caught in a battle between Roman forces and Jewish zealots, Tapat seeks refuge in a cave. When soldiers discover her hiding place outside Jerusalem, she's terrified. Then she realizes that their leader is Andronicus, the man whose life she saved six years ago. Seeing Tapat again reminds Andronicus of all he has sacrificed for Rome. As a soldier, he is forbidden to marry, but he's never forgotten the lovely Jewess he yearns to make his own. Now she's in danger, and he'll risk everything to protect her. But can he truly give up the soldier's life for the love of a woman?
Categories: Fiction

Dearly Beloved

Dearly Beloved

Peggy Jaeger. Dearly Beloved by Peggy Jaeger A Match Made in Heaven, Book 1 This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and Table of Contents Excerpt Dearly Beloved.

Author: Peggy Jaeger

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 9781509223664

Category: Fiction

Page: 430

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Colleen O'Dowd manages a thriving bridal business with her sisters in Heaven, New Hampshire. After fleeing Manhattan and her cheating ex-fiancé, Colleen still believes in happily ever afters. But with a demanding business to run, her sisters to look after, and their 93-year-old grandmother to keep out of trouble, she's worried she'll never find Mr. Right. Playboy Slade Harrington doesn't believe in marriage. His father's six weddings have taught him life is better as an unencumbered single guy. But Slade loves his little sister. He'll do anything for her, including footing the bill for her dream wedding. He doesn't plan on losing his heart to a smart-mouthed, gorgeous wedding planner, though. When her ex-fiancé comes back into the picture, Colleen must choose between Mr. Right and Mr. Right Now.
Categories: Fiction

Beloved Enemy Mills Boon Love Inspired The Secrets of Stoneley Book 4

Beloved Enemy  Mills   Boon Love Inspired   The Secrets of Stoneley  Book 4

Terri Reed. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. —1 John 4:7 Thou art thy mother's glass, and she in thee Calls.

Author: Terri Reed

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781408967485

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

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FROM THE DESK OF JULIET BLANCHARD I thought working in our family firm would finally make my father show some interest in me. He's always been distant toward me–possibly because I might not be his child? (I found an incriminating photo of my long-presumed-dead mother with a man I resemble.)
Categories: Fiction