A senior pastor of a Baptist church and the executive producer of Facing the Giants and FIREPROOF introduces an intriguing concept through biblical and modern stories of incomplete people whose only path to victory is through total surrender. Original.
“The terror is relentless” (Publishers Weekly) in Stephen King’s #1 national bestseller about a little mining town, Desperation, that many will enter on their way to somewhere else.
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“The terror is relentless” (Publishers Weekly) in Stephen King’s #1 national bestseller about a little mining town, Desperation, that many will enter on their way to somewhere else. But getting out is not easy as it would seem… Located off a desolate stretch of Interstate 50, Desperation, Nevada, has few connections with the rest of the world. It is a place, though, where the seams between worlds are thin. And it is a place where several travelers are abducted by Collie Entragian, the maniacal police officer of Desperation. Entragian uses various ploys for the abductions, from an arrest for drug possession to “rescuing” a family from a nonexistent gunman. There’s something very wrong here, all right, and Entragian is only the surface of it. The secrets embedded in Desperation’s landscape, and the evil that infects the town like some viral hot zone, are both awesome and terrifying. But as one of the travelers, young David Carver, seems to know—though it scares him nearly to death to realize it—so are the forces summoned to combat them. “Stephen King’s knack for turning the stray junk of pop culture into sick, darkly engrossing thrills has rarely been this much in evidence as in Desperation” (Salon).
Author: Duane K. LacoursierePublish On: 2010-04-07
Duane K. Lacoursiere DESPERATION Front Cover.
Author: Duane K. Lacoursiere
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
What happens when an inhabited planet is about to become uninhabitable? Do the inhabitants just accept their fate and die with dignity? Or do they abandon their planet like rats leaving a sinking ship? Common sense would dictate that a slim chance at survival is better by far than no chance at all. One only has to look at our own medical community to see how far they will go to buy a cancer patient just a few more months of life. Most times, the quality of that life is not even an issue. It does not matter how painful or wretched that life may be, as long as there is more of it. Thus, when the time came, the Colony Ship “Desperation” was launched. With only sublight capability and no clear destination it headed out into the great unknown with the philosophy that “anywhere is better than here.” This book is made up of excerpts from the Captains log of the Colony Ship “Desperation.” It covers a span of almost 1700 years from the time of its launch to the present, when they stumble across a secret that has evaded mankind ever since Noah sailed his Ark.
Desperation has set in for the Territories of the Twenty. After more than a century at war with the Hegemony, they have suffered two catastrophic defeats: the loss of their main uranium source for their warships and their failure in destroying the Hegemony's main base. In desperation, Admiral William Savage takes a third of the fleet to parts of the galaxy unknown to the Territories. Arriving in Lonsation space, Savage finds it has been taken over by the Hegemony and in order to take advantage of their uranium supplies, he must free Lonsatia. But do so, he may have to reveal his cybernetic powers as he battles his cyborg brothers exiled long ago for attempting to take over the galaxy. The missing fleet does not go unnoticed by the Hegemony, and plans are made to invade the capital of the Territories of the Twenty, Veloxora, while part of its defending fleet is missing. Will Admiral Savage be able to save the Lonsation Colonies, and will there be a home for him to return to at Veloxora?
DesPeration. BrinGs. Death. After months of sincere effort, we had become
desperate. we had tried to do God's work our own way, copying what we had
seen others do, speaking what we had heard them say. what others did in their
Author: John Hurston
Publisher: Charisma Media
What difference can I make in this world? John Hurston shatters the notion that one person can't effect change in a nation or the world. Join him in the jungles of Africa, the cities of Korea and the ravages of Vietnam, and experience divine desperation. In a practical format ideal for personal or group study, this hero of the faith-the man whom Dr. Cho calls his mentor-shares timeless insights that will equip you to do more for God than you ever dreamed possible. You can make a difference! “John Hurston's memoir should be required reading for every Christian who is committed to evangelism and prayer.” -Ted Haggard, Pastor, New Life Church, Colorado Springs “John Hurston's ministry alongside Dr. Cho is legendary…this book is birthed from the heart of one of God's choice servants.” -Tommy Barnett, Pastor, Phoenix First Assembly of God “This book will have you on the edge of your seat...and perhaps on your knees. Don't miss your opportunity to gain insight from the man who mentored the pastor of the world's largest church!” -Marilyn Hickey, President, Marilyn Hickey Ministries “This book will ignite you with the Spirit's fire of holy desire and will change you forever.” -Billy Joe Daugherty, Pastor, Victory Christian Center, Tulsa About the author: John Hurston served with distinction as an Assemblies of God missionary for more than thirty years. He was knighted by Liberia's President Tubman, and his mission among drug addicts in Saigon was given premium property by the president's wife of South Vietnam. For more than twenty years he served as mentor to Dr. David Yonggi Cho, founder and pastor of Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, Korea-the largest church in the world. Dr. Hurston is now an adjunct professor at Christian Life School of Theology in Columbus, Georgia. For more information, visit his website at www.hurstonministries.org.
The Definition of Desperation of two sorts . 1. & 2 Two kindes of Desperation : the
one wicked , the other good and holy . pag . 3 Three things especially to be noted
in the Treatisc of Desperation . 4 GOD is constant and faithfull ; and hovre , and ...
Jairus ' future was altered by desperation . In cases such as Jairus ' , the desperation for a miracle is the bridge that brings fact and faith together . The
union of critical situation with passionate desire provoked a miraculous
Author: Dannie Hood
Publisher: Evergreen Press
Category: Christian life
Most people see problems, the storms that blow through their lives, as obstacles to be avoided. Dannie Hood suggests that life's storms, and the resulting desperation they bring, can be a gateway to miraculous intervention. More importantly, they can be the catalyst of deeper fellowship and intimacy with God.
And yes, I have been driven onward, always driven onward, by my own desperation. This is my story. The story of how that desperation drove me to want
something better from my life, and how I translated that wanting into action. ii ! !
Author: Michael A. Folkes
Publisher: MIC - Mighty In Character, LLC
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Successful CEO of MA Folkes Co. Inc., Michael Folkes originated from an impoverished background in the countryside of Jamaica. From early on, Michael was forced to confront the poverty into which he was born. However, with determination and perseverance and the love, guidance and moral support of his grandparents he fought his way through poverty and abuse to beat the odds. Michael’s faith provided, and continues to provide great support. Michael believes God has answered his prayers, and intervened in his life. Today Michael is happy and successful, creating a legacy through the Melbourne and Michael Folkes Foundation to provide the first steps for others to achieve their potential, with the intention that they, in turn, will help others to achieve theirs. Michael has written his life story in his first book Driven by Desperation, to inspire and motivate others to consider their own challenges as opportunities, and make changes that will have a positive impact on their lives.
Anything for drugs. Vic owns her because she owes him. Vic's the boss. Vic the
prick, Vic the psycho. Vic has more enemies than friends. What does she know?
She's a tripped-out street ho from Buffalo. What does she care? All In Desperation ...
Author: Rick Mofina
Eleven-year-old Tilly Martin is dragged from her suburban bedroom. Her mother, Cora, pleads for mercy but the kidnappers are clear: if they don't get their $5 million back in five days, Tilly dies. If anyone contacts police, Tilly dies. Journalist Jack Gannon's estranged sister, Cora, disappeared without a trace decades ago. Now she is frantically reaching out to him for help. Cora tells him about the shameful mistakes she's made—but she guards the one secret that may be keeping her daughter alive. A twenty-year-old assassin, haunted by the faces of the people he's executed, seeks absolution as he sets out to commit his last murders as a hired killer. In the U.S. and Mexico, police and the press go flat out on Tilly's case. But as Gannon digs deeper into his anguished sister's past, the hours tick down on his niece's life and he faces losing a fragment of his rediscovered family forever.
With standardized testing and predetermined subgroups garnering the attention of educational leaders, abused and neglected children have fallen deeper into the crevice of the system. For years these children have been ignored, save the obvious, visible bruises or child-initiated confessions. Because researching children is difficult without parental consent, it is nearly impossible to expose this problem with any level of legitimacy. By combining research from scientific research and the humanities, autobiographical flashbacks fuse with narratives that vividly detail the author's disturbing encounters with abused children as a school administrator. The effect is the realization that public schools unknowingly feed on weaker children beneath the awning of accountability.
In the mountains of a paradisiacal island, four teenagers went hiking, only to discover that they were walking straight into a catastrophic earthquake. Years later,their lives were entangled in a chain of natural disasters including: an ever raging hurricane and a monstrous volcano. In the midst of those dreadful disasters, Robert Cullingberg is caught up in a sophisticated love affair between Kaila Bronson his childhood friend and later a storm specialist and Erika Hafez a young German professor at Ross University. At the same time, Nature Isle is in campaign mode. Wrapped in a tangled web of deception, the ruling political party is keeping a deadly secret from the people; a menacingly active volcano is about to erupt and the main opposition party is fighting feverishly to blow the governments cover.
When racecar driver Sara Hackett arrives home from a desert road race, she finds her niece and another girl have been kidnapped and a dead man has turned up in her bed. The kidnappers want a million dollars she doesn't have or they say they'll kill the kids.
Written through the emotional rollercoaster of decades, each story and poem captures the human condition in convincing detail, from the greatest love to unalloyed hurt. Yet throughout, the writing is entertaining, offering characters and situations that expand the imagination and pass along the conceptual epiphanies that inspired them. Like a silent cry from the depths of personal experience, the stories and poetry in Silent Desperation capture the greatest life has to offer.
Am I nuts for staying with him? Crazy in Costa Mesa Dear Crazy, I'm curious as to
why you always break the promise you make to yourself—never to go back with
Tom. 152 Dating, Dining, and Desperation.
Author: Melody Carlson
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
A woman required to marry within the next year in order to inherit her eccentric late aunt's sizeable estate finds greater rewards in helping a young, parentless girl than in another round of speed dating. Original.
Securing the Victory The Desperation of Liberty 1. A New Life Begins Maribel slid
awkwardly onto the new stone slab that she had found upon a pinnacle
overlooking the vast gorge of the Rio Negro. Behind her was her mare Centella,
Author: Bil Howard
Publisher: Bil Howard
After fleeing from the ruthless Spanish General Morillo who has orders to execute any of the rebels they can find, Santiago, Maribel and Esteban make a long journey over the mountains, across the Magdalena River and then high up into the Central Range of the Andes to a small town called Rionegro. There, they begin their dream of having a horse ranch and a family. The call of independence is still strong and Santiago takes a group of men from Rionegro and joins Captain Cordoba and General Bolivar along the Orinoco River in Venezuela. Bolivar’s forces made up of ferocious Llaneros are led on a desperate 21 day march through swamps, plains and snow capped mountains. Surprising the Spanish with his arrival, Bolivar’s forces gain the independence of New Granada at the Bridge of Boyacá. A precocious toddler and another on the way keep Maribel busy in Rionegro as she awaits the return of Santiago. Both the dream and the family are growing. Maribel desperately hopes that Santiago will return in time to help her bring their new addition into the world.
Michel-Rolph Trouillot 1995 Courage, heroes, sacrifice, drama, decisions, and desperation merged to create the Donner Party story, but cannibalism ensured its
immortality. The saga's endurance, particularly as a media icon, is a blatant ...
Author: Kelly J. Dixon
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
The Donner Party is almost inextricably linked with cannibalism. In truth, we know remarkably little about what actually happened to the starving travelers stranded in the Sierra Nevada in the winter of 1846–47. Combining the approaches of history, ethnohistory, archaeology, bioarchaeology, and social anthropology, this innovative look at the Donner Party’s experience at the Alder Creek Camp offers insights into many long-unsolved mysteries. Centered on archaeological investigations in the summers of 2003 and 2004 near Truckee, California, the book includes detailed analyses of artifacts and bones that suggest what life was like in this survival camp. Microscopic investigations of tiny bone fragments reveal butchery scars and microstructure that illuminate what the Donner families may have eaten before the final days of desperation, how they prepared what served as food, and whether they actually butchered and ate their deceased companions. The contributors reassess old data with new analytic techniques and, by examining both physical evidence and oral testimony from observers and survivors, add new dimensions to the historical narrative. The authors’ integration of a variety of approaches—including narratives of the Washoe Indians who observed the Donner Party—destroys some myths, deconstructs much of the folklore about the stranded party, and demonstrates that novel approaches can shed new light on events we thought we understood.
The souls of desperation is a book filled with untold stories. Stories about things just by looking at an individual you will never have guessed. By the total leading of the Holy Spirit I was able to write what he wanted: giving insight to dying souls in desperation, burning inside for a change. This book will only be what your eyes are willing to see and whatever you allow your ears to hear.
Author: Elisabeth Betty NiemiPublish On: 2010-12-30
Author: Elisabeth Betty Niemi
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
[With God All Things Are Possible] My Life’s story started when I had a different road as most people do. When at an early age was trusted to take care of our family farm along with my brother of 2 years my senior. We never get an on the job training which included cooking, washing, sewing, nursing, health and hygiene keeping every thing neat and clean inside and out both house, barn and garden, as we were pioneering on a wild and remote area. We learned to trap and fi sh for the money we needed, and food for the table. It was a great relief when Mom came home after a lengthy stay in the hospital,all went back to normal. My road along life’s journey led me through marriage and farming which still is my favorite occupation. I am a certifi ed homemaker for special people’s needs. I served on the School board. I am a Teacher but only accepted sub teaching as we had a foster Home, and I wanted to be home when the children left home and when they came back home. In the meantime, I took a number of courses such as a Medical, a lawyer went on to tackle the judge’s world. Just because I can and also passed it easy. So I learned that a hold up in your childhood does not mean that you are a failure just because you are not able to get your [education] behind a desk that it is out of your reach. Just never give up. Set a goal and never give up until you have GOT it. That’s what I did and IT works.