The Epistle of Jesus to the Church

The Epistle of Jesus to the Church


Author : James D. Quiggle
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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ISBN : 1556354894
Pages : 488 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (556 users)

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The Epistle of Jesus to the Church is a commentary on the book of Revelation that assumes Jesus was the author and John the reporter of the words and events described. Here one will not find an explanation of an anti-Roman message written by John in hidden codes and apocalyptic motifs to fool Roman authorities. John the apostle and prophet was the faithful scribe, who did not create the message but faithfully and accurately described all that he saw and heard. This commentary follows the principle that the Scriptures explain themselves, because the Revelation is a word from Jesus to his church--a word that is grounded in the Scriptures. The Epistle of Jesus to the Church has been written with teachers, students, and pastors in mind. The interpretation of the book of Revelation is thorough; difficult passages are addressed, and plausible answers are provided to the questions posed by in-depth study of the biblical book. This is a commentary for personal study or classroom instruction, one that may be confidently used to preach and teach the Revelation of Jesus to the church.


The Fall of the House of Wilde

The Fall of the House of Wilde


Author : Emer O'Sullivan
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1408843587
Pages : 513 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (48 users)

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________________ 'Emer O'Sullivan has made an indispensable contribution to Wildean literature ... Compelling, informative and fascinating' - Stephen Fry 'Vivid and meticulously researched ... The name of Wilde stands for "what is singular, independent-minded, and fearless". Words that also describe this splendid book *****' - Frances Wilson, Mail on Sunday 'O'Sullivan vividly evokes the cultural vitalities Oscar inherited from the house he was born into ... Hugely readable' - John Sutherland, The Times ________________ Oscar Wilde's father – scientist, surgeon, archaeologist, writer – was one of the most eminent men of his generation. His mother – poet, journalist, translator – hosted an influential salon at 1 Merrion Square. Together they were one of Victorian Ireland's most dazzling and enlightened couples. When, in 1864, Sir William Wilde was accused of sexually assaulting a female patient, it sent shock waves through Dublin society. After his death some ten years later, Jane attempted to re-establish the family in London, where Oscar burst irrepressibly upon the scene, only to fall in a trial as public as his father's. A remarkable and perceptive account, The Fall of the House of Wilde is a major repositioning of our first modern celebrity, a man whose fall from grace marked the end of fin de siècle decadence.


Dead But Not Forgotten

Dead But Not Forgotten


Author : Charlaine Harris
Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 0698140508
Pages : 216 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (698 users)

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Discover the strange, supernatural residents of Bon Temps, Louisiana, like never before in this collection of stories from the world of Sookie Stackhouse. The #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris spawned the hit TV show True Blood and captivated fans around the world—including other authors. Now this group of writers, specifically chosen by Charlaine, pays tribute to “the southern, mind-reading belle who gets mixed up in the world of vampires and magical creatures” (The Kansas City Star) with a collection of fifteen stories about your favorite residents of Bon Temps. With contributions by Rachel Caine Dana Cameron Bill Crider MaryJanice Davidson Leigh Evans Christopher Golden Nancy Holder Miranda James Jonathan Maberry Jeffrey J. Mariotte Seanan McGuire Suzanne McLeod Nicole Peeler Leigh Perry Jeanne C. Stein


Humus

Humus


Author : Fabienne Kanor
Publisher : University of Virginia Press
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ISBN : 0813944708
Pages : 212 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (813 users)

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While researching in Nantes, a port city enriched by the slave trade, celebrated French novelist Fabienne Kanor came across a chilling report written in 1774 by the commander of a slave ship, Le Soleil. Captain Louis Mosnier recounted the loss of valuable "cargo" when fourteen African women escaped from the ship’s hold to leap overboard rather than face enslavement. Half of them drowned or were eaten by sharks. From this tragic incident, Kanor has composed a powerful, polyphonic novel in which each woman tells her own vivid story. Their disparate lives from differing cultures, conditions, and perspectives intersect through their violent mistreatment, profound sense of disorientation, and collective act of resistance. These intertwined narratives reveal the brutalizing effects of slavery, not only on the victim but also on the oppressor: the master can no more escape its dehumanizing effects than can the slave.


Re-Reading Sappho

Re-Reading Sappho


Author : Ellen Greene
Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN : 9780520206038
Pages : 276 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (26 users)

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The essays in this volume review the seemingly endless permutations wrought on Sappho through centuries of readings and re-writings.


Victorian Sappho

Victorian Sappho


Author : Yopie Prins
Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN : 0691222150
Pages : 298 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (691 users)

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What is Sappho, except a name? Although the Greek archaic lyrics attributed to Sappho of Lesbos survive only in fragments, she has been invoked for many centuries as the original woman poet, singing at the origins of a Western lyric tradition. Victorian Sappho traces the emergence of this idealized feminine figure through reconstructions of the Sapphic fragments in late-nineteenth-century England. Yopie Prins argues that the Victorian period is a critical turning point in the history of Sappho's reception; what we now call "Sappho" is in many ways an artifact of Victorian poetics. Prins reads the Sapphic fragments in Greek alongside various English translations and imitations, considering a wide range of Victorian poets--male and female, famous and forgotten--who signed their poetry in the name of Sappho. By "declining" the name in each chapter, the book presents a theoretical argument about the Sapphic signature, as well as a historical account of its implications in Victorian England. Prins explores the relations between classical philology and Victorian poetics, the tropes of lesbian writing, the aesthetics of meter, and nineteenth-century personifications of the "Poetess." as current scholarship on Sappho and her afterlife. Offering a history and theory of lyric as a gendered literary form, the book is an exciting and original contribution to Victorian studies, classical studies, comparative literature, and women's studies.


In Search of Number 5

In Search of Number 5


Author : Irwinette Crite
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
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ISBN : 1480972568
Pages : 154 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (48 users)

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Rita Reece is a woman in financial need who engages in sexual relationships masquerading as romance. She is a woman who married several times hoping to get it right each time. Rita struggled in her early life. Due to gossip, Rita at one time questioned if she had been told the truth about who her real mother was. Beyond that, her certificate of live birth was troublesome. It had a female name, but a male gender and the name she was taught was spelled differently than on the form. Rita's grownup life began at age 5 when she was she taken from a home filled with love to live with a hate-filled family. This book shows how Rita came to grip with her new life and environment. Living in Satan's command station made Rita strong, but it left mental scars and destroyed her trust in people. Over the years, Rita put her nightmares on paper. This forged an outlet from which some lingering anger and a fragment of hate escaped. Rita wanted to tell this story to somebody, but never did. Why now? Because as Rita grew older and talked about her life, it sounded unreal. It sounded like a motivational speech and not something anyone could actually go through and retain mental clarity. She also realized maybe this book could motivate someone who is trapped by circumstance or situation to seek a way out even if it is by an undesignated or alternate path. This book is categorized as fiction. Names were changed because only bits and pieces of fact about Rita's early life could be proven. Permission could not be obtained as many would-be sources were deceased, aged with impaired memory, or just had no knowledge. The unanswered questions were important to this story because much of what caused the unbalance in Rita's life was because of what happened at its beginning. Rita's life was shaped before her heart beat, before she had fingerprints, before birth. She was conceived intentionally because of an unlikely circumstance, in an unlikely place, for an unlikely purpose, by unlikely parents. The person Rita has become is because of the people she encountered, choices she surrendered, and the alternate paths she took In Search of #5.


A Person's True Vocation

A Person's True Vocation


Author : Vincent Li
Publisher : Partridge Singapore
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ISBN : 1482899132
Pages : 173 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (482 users)

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In this collection of short stories, a group of young professional men struggle to find their way and survive the absurdities of corporate life in Hong Kong and Shanghai in the turbulent days of 2009.


Vietnam Bulletin

Vietnam Bulletin


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Pages : 842 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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Purple Crescent

Purple Crescent


Author : Kenneth Kinyanjui
Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
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ISBN : 1622129822
Pages : 102 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (622 users)

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The action adventure novel Purple Crescent: Memories from the Abyss tells the tale of a troubled teenager who moves to a new town. Jason has to deal with parents who couldn't care less about him, yet he must take care of his siblings who depend entirely on him. Being a social outcast makes Jason's life all too difficult. The emotional turmoil he faces causes him to awaken powers he never thought possible. The power of an ancient demon that has resided in Jason since birth possesses him. He is thrown into a medieval world he never knew existed and is forced into an epic odyssey fighting off demons. Can this teen save his loved ones and not lose his soul in the effort? Discover the power of the Purple Crescent. First time author Kenneth Kinyanjui plans to write the sequel. "In 2010, my mum passed away, which hit me pretty hard. I couldn't write for a while. I started writing this book when I was in school, which was difficult since I had to make time for my novel and my studies." Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/KennethKinyanjui


Temple of the Sixth

Temple of the Sixth


Author : Ross Harrison
Publisher : Shadow Archer Publishing
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Pages : 258 pages
Rating Book: 4./5 ( users)

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- The 2nd standalone science-fantasy NEXUS novel - When omens of the End Times appear across the galaxy, it signals the start of a war between two immortal forces - the Celestians and the Hierarchy. The Hierarchy have learnt and adapted since they last waged war, forcing the Celestians to enlist the aid of mortals to free a kidnapped god. Thardriik Jhunassi Kortlyn III - Theak - was a private detective. For a day. Then came the incident with the dead puppy and the inevitable end of his crime-fighting career. Despite his flaws, Theak is a clear choice for the Celestians, and he is drawn into the centre of a battle that will decide the fate of the galaxy. Time is something the Celestians’ heroes do not have as the Hierarchy’s infection spreads across countless worlds, bending every living creature to their will. With the heroes’ every step bringing them closer towards one final battle, there is only one question: can they defeat an ancient and immortal enemy?


Tough Girls

Tough Girls


Author : Sherrie A. Inness
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
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ISBN : 1512807176
Pages : 236 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (512 users)

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Blending cultural studies, gender studies, and film studies, Inness gives new insight into the kinds of female characters offered to women as role models.


The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs

The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs


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Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN : 0300136021
Pages : 310 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (3 users)

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Collects more than 1,400 English-language proverbs that arose in the 20th and 21st centuries, organized alphabetically by key words and including information on date of origin, history and meaning.


BEST O LUCK HOW A FIGHTING KENTUCKIAN WON THE THANKS OF BRITAIN’S KING

BEST O LUCK HOW A FIGHTING KENTUCKIAN WON THE THANKS OF BRITAIN’S KING


Author : ALEXANDER MCCLINTOCK
Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
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Pages : 67 pages
Rating Book: 4./5 ( users)

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I don’t lay claim to being much of a writer, and up ’till now I never felt the call to write anything about my experiences with the Canadian troops in Belgium and France, because I realized that a great many other men had seen quite as much as I, and could beat me telling about it. Of course, I believed that my experience was worth relating, and I thought that the matter published in the newspapers by professional writers sort of missed the essentials and lacked the spirit of the “ditches” in a good many ways despite its excellent literary style, but I didn’t see any reason why it was up to me to make an effort as a war historian, until now...


My Revision Notes AQA B GCSE Religious Studies

My Revision Notes AQA B GCSE Religious Studies


Author : Kevin O'Donnell
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1510418180
Pages : 144 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (51 users)

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Exam board: AQA Level: GCSE Subject: Religious Studies First teaching: September 2016 First exams: Summer 2018 Target success in AQA GCSE Spec B Religious Studies with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide you can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. With My Revision Notes you can: - Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner. - Consolidate subject knowledge by working through clear and focused content coverage. - Test understanding and identify areas for improvement with regular 'Now Test Yourself' tasks and answers. - Improve exam technique through practice questions, expert tips and examples of typical mistakes to avoid.


Fire Bible-NIV-Global Study

Fire Bible-NIV-Global Study


Author : Donald Stamps
Publisher : Hendrickson Publishers
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ISBN : 159856479X
Pages : 2770 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (598 users)

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Believers the world over are on fire to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ; they want to tap into the Holy Spirit as the source of divine power for advancing the work of the Church and fulfilling their personal lives.The Fire Bible, Global Study Edition is exactly what you need to be guided toward the Christ-centered, Spirit-led life that your soul thirsts for. Its notes and commentary are authoritative and trustworthy, yet written in language that any reader can easily understand.Learn how the spiritual empowerment that was bestowed upon the faithful at Pentecost is available today, as God's gift to modern followers of Jesus. This unparalleled Scripture study resource will greatly benefit anyone interested in living the Christian life to the fullest.FEATURES- Book introductions, including space for taking notes- Center-column references- Page-bottom notes- In-text maps and charts- In-text Key Issue background articles- New International Version concordance- Themefinders(TM) track 12 important topics through the scriptures- Color map section


Unveiling the Kings of Israel

Unveiling the Kings of Israel


Author : David Down
Publisher : New Leaf Publishing Group
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ISBN : 1614582181
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (614 users)

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“Correctly interpreted, the historical records of Egypt and Israel show a remarkable consistency with the Bible records which we can accept as not only inspiring but entirely reliable.” -From the Introduction Unearth the history of the small nation of Israel – the troubled and devastating periods of loss and exile – once lost to time. Far from being a book of myths, the Bible is an amazing historical record, and each year, more archaeological discoveries continue to prove its validity and significance. Follow the intriguing clues found buried in ancient cities, on the walls of early monuments, and in the written records of our world’s oldest civilizations. Walk the ancient streets, explore the distant temples, and unearth the compelling history that continues to resonate with the world today. Cultural references proven through artifacts and archives displayed in full color Fascinating accounts that fill in some of history’s unwritten record Follow the Biblical timeline through detailed photos and examples This eye opening and provocative assemblage of literary history and effervescent illustrations, creates a book that you just can’t put down. For years to come, this book will be an enduring resource for children, scholars, students, or anyone interested in learning more about biblical archaeology and its place in history. Unveiling the Kings of Israel was simple a joy to read and review. @AncientDigger - student of Archaeology and curator of AncientDigger.com