BELIEVE ' A DIALOG SERIES ELECTIVE Leader ' s Guide Available for 13
Lessons Now Tell Me Why 1 . IT ' S HUMAN NATURE , by W . Stephen Gunter
and Dean Nelson 2 . GRACE THAT IS GREATER THAN ALL OUR SIN , by Sam
Author: Everett Leadingham
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
Some of our best teachers and writers team up to explain why Christians believe what they do.
... to know what we're looking for before we can begin looking for it — / said so myself— but can you come back to the hard part: Why should one believe in ...
Author: Michael Novak
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A world-renowned Catholic theologian and his skeptical young daughter record their attempts to reach a shared understanding of God, faith, the Catholic Church, and morality, in a warm, lively, and down-to-earth exchange for readers of all creeds. Reprint.
“Daniel, tell me in your own words what happened.” Daniel started to cry, again. “Don't be upset. I just want to know what happened between you and Sammy.
Author: Gary D. Chattman
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
Meet Gary Chattman, who didn’t want to be a teacher. But when it became a valid way to escape the draft during the Vietnam War, he made it his mission to teach. Once Gary was hired, he realized becoming a teacher was what he was meant to be, and for over fifty years dedicated his life to making a difference in the lives of his students. Despite his dedication, the school administration tried to bring him down one notch at a time. Student deaths, students skipping classes, and the callous attitudes of some of the administrators who could not see his vision became everyday battles, making Gary determined to conquer his windmills like Don Quixote. Finally, an illness brought on by his school’s new construction threatened to knock Gary off his Dulcinea for good. Follow the embellished life of this dedicated educator through the tumultuous 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s.
This book addresses questions and uncertainties expressed by those who have distanced themselves from the faith in which they were nurtured as children.
Author: Jose Antonio Pagol
Publisher: Convivium PressInc
This book addresses questions and uncertainties expressed by those who have distanced themselves from the faith in which they were nurtured as children. Their faith is still there, flickering in the depths, but it is surrounded by doubts and prejudices. Pagola understands their reluctance to search the past for those once-comforting certainties, and is aware of their unwillingness to return to the beliefs and practices of former times. Offering guidance in their need for understanding various things about the faith, Pagola proposes not a process of catechesis, or meetings for religious formation, or prayer meetings for believers. Rather, he suggests that the most helpful way through this stage would be to make the return journey with a group of fellow seekers who are taking the first steps toward a new faith by sharing their anxieties and experiences with others.
“He takes me personally because I'm music-themed. I can never tell if he wants to adopt me, arrest me, or ask me out. Heroes are just as goofy as villains.
Author: Richard Roberts
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Middle school supervillain Penny Akk has defeated every challenge thrown against her. She has bested heroes, villains, weirdos who can't make up their minds, robots, aliens, friends, rivals, enemies, natural disasters, secret admirers, and her own shyness. Now she has only one opponent left. Her own super power. ...and the other Penny who stole it.
She lied for me. Why did she lie for me? I got her into it .... I told my parents we were both playing make-believe .... But who cares?
Author: A. A. Philips
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Some things you just can't say, even to your parents. "Dad, did you ever want to be a mermaid?" Nope. Don't say it. Not if you're a boy. You gotta keep it inside. Maybe thirteen-year-old Todd Winslow is the best diver at summer camp. If only diving could save him. Underwater is a much kinder world, a secret mermaid world that no one else can know about - not Dad, and definitely not Brad, the camp's numero uno bad boy. Todd tries to fit in, playing nice with flirty model-wannabe Sylvie and shunning nature-nerd Olivia - but you can only fool people for so long. Brad is watching every move, ready to expose all that's different about Todd. Then there's the doll thing. And Dad finds out. How will Todd survive now? PRAISE FOR IF YOU BELIEVE IN MERMAIDS.DON'T TELL ."A welcome and courageous book that speaks out for young people to be true to who they are." -Alex Sanchez, author of Rainbow Boys and So Hard to Say "Finally-a kid-friendly middle-grade novel that disputes the myth that there is just one way of being a boy." -Catherine Tuerk, M.A., R.N., C.S., Nurse Psychotherapist " ... A refreshing look into the heart of a great kid who views the world through a slightly different lens." -Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson, author of Target, The Parallel Universe of Liars, and Gone After winning the kindergarten jumping-rope contest, A. A. Philips grew up to become a writer, therapist, and teacher of literature with degrees from Middlebury, Harvard, and the University of Southern Maine.
Can you tell me why men believe in all ages and places that there are some few who live on always if they be permit; that there are men and women who cannot ...
Author: Bram Stoker
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
A chilling collection of classic gothic short stories written by Bram Stoker, all connected through the theme of vampires. “Gothic fiction” is a subgenre of Gothic horror that is defined by a combination of fiction writing with horror, death, and sometimes romance. It arguably originated from the 1764 novel “The Castle of Otranto” by English author Horace Walpole, which was subtitled “A Gothic Story” after the second edition. Abraham "Bram" Stoker (1847 – 1912) was an Irish author. He is best remembered for his 1897 Gothic novel “Dracula”, which introduced the world-famous character of Count Dracula and is responsible for various conventions of vampire fantasy that persist to this day. The tales include: 'Dracula', 'The Judge's House', 'The Burial of the Rats' and 'The Squaw'. Other notable works by this author include: “The Primrose Path” (1875), “The Snake's Pass” (1890), and “Seven Golden Buttons” (1891). This volume will appeal to lovers of Gothic literature and classic vampire literature. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.
And I was at the point where it wouldn't occur to me to ask someone why he ... Ifyou believe some- thing that I don't believe, you may tell me why you ...
Author: Todd C. Moody
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
In this engaging introductory dialogue, Todd Moody maps the spectrum of philosophical arguments and counterarguments for the existence of God. Structuring colloquial conversations along classical lines, he presents a lively and accessible discussion of issues that are central to both theist and atheist thinking, including the burden of proof, the first cause, a necessary being, the natural order, suffering, miracles, experience as knowledge, and rationality without proof. The second edition is a significant and comprehensive revision. Moody broadens and deepens the conversation by addressing additional arguments, such as the problem of animal suffering, the moral argument, intelligent design, and human exceptionalism. The discussion of the cosmological argument is updated to reflect recent work on the Kalam Cosmological Argument. A short preface explains the scope of the work and the purpose of the dialogue form. Suggested further readings of contemporary and classical sources are also included.
Tell me why you won‟t believe that I never stopped loving you. Tell me why you won‟t listen when I tell you that I‟m sorry for what I did five years ago, ...
Author: Bella Andre
Publisher: Oak Press, LLC
"Addictions come in all shapes and sizes, but nothing feels as indulgent and irresistible as a new Bella Andre book! As always, Bella Andre finds the perfect balance between romance and steam, giving us another addictive Sullivans happily ever after!" 5 stars Successful Seattle Realtor Mia Sullivan is nobody's fool...apart from that one week five years ago when she gave away her heart to a sexy musician who gave her nothing in return but a few sinfully perfect days--and nights--in his bed. Though she swears she never wants to see him again, he's the one man she's never been able to forget. One of the hottest rock stars in the world, Ford Vincent can have any woman he wants...except Mia Sullivan. But now he knows millions of strangers singing along with his songs can't fill the hole inside of him. Only Mia's love has the power to do that--so he vows to do anything and everything it takes to win her heart again. From the first moment they see each other again, intense sparks of attraction fly. Between irresistible kisses, a romantic Sullivan wedding in Napa Valley, and a deeply sensual connection that neither of them can deny, can Mia and Ford finally rediscover a love--and a friendship--strong enough to last forever? IT MUST BE YOUR LOVE is part of Bella Andre's USA Today and New York Times #1 bestselling series about The Sullivans. While it can easily be read as a stand-alone story, you'll likely enjoy reading the other books too. "I have been a fan of Bella Andre since the first book I read, The Look of Love. I fell in love with the Sullivan family from the get go. Her books always make me smile, laugh, cry, blush, and just be incredibly happy. The simple truth is that reading Bella Andre is reading romance at its finest!" "I have fallen in love with all of the Sullivans' stories but Ford and Mia have my heart! I recommend that you read It Must Be Your Love not only to enjoy a beautifully written book but to fall in love with the Sullivan family." "Once again Bella Andre has written an awesome story that I could not stop reading! I completely fell in love with Ford and Mia. They sizzled whenever they were together and I loved how much Ford fought to win Mia back after their painful breakup five years ago." "Bella gave us a really juicy story with Mia and Ford! There was young love, heartbreak, longing and the unexpected reunion. It really had it all." "If you are a sucker for a sexy rocker, like me, you are gonna love Ford! He is a great combination of delicious bad boy and romantic sweetheart." SAN FRANCISCO SULLIVANS The Look of Love From This Moment On Can't Help Falling In Love I Only Have Eyes For You If You Were Mine Let Me Be The One Come A Little Bit Closer Always On My Mind Kissing Under The Mistletoe SEATTLE SULLIVANS One Perfect Night The Way You Look Tonight It Must Be Your Love Just To Be With You I Love How You Love Me All I Ever Need Is You NEW YORK SULLIVANS Every Beat Of My Heart Now That I've Found You Since I Fell For You Sweeter Than Ever The Best Is Yet To Come Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You You Do Something To Me Every Time We Fall In Love MAINE SULLIVANS Falling In Love All Over Again Your Love Is Mine There Goes My Heart When You Kiss Me More Maine Sullivans are coming soon! Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of “The Sullivans”, “The Morrisons” and “The Maverick Billionaires” series. Her novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and she has sold more than 8 million books so far! Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Reads" twice and have been translated into ten languages. There are more than 50,000 5 star reviews for Bella Andre's books on Goodreads! Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country, a log cabin in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York, and a flat in London overlooking the Thames.
"You still didn't tell me why you followed me here," I said as I unlocked my van. She shrugged. "I was bored. I saw you leaving and decided you were up to ...
Author: Leslie Langtry
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
From USA Today bestselling author Leslie Langtry comes a former CIA agent turned Girl Scout troop leader and a laugh-out-loud mystery! Merry Wrath’s summer plans didn’t originally include an unexpected visit from her old friend, Hilly—a quirky CIA assassin who’s been forced by HR to take her first vacation in…forever. The fact that Hilly chose a small town in Iowa for vacation doesn’t bother Merry or her scout troop (especially since Hilly’s teaching them how to kill a man with one punch), but her former handler, Riley, believes something sinister is afoot. After all Lana, Merry’s arch-nemesis, is sighted all over town, and when a Chinese operative ends up murdered in her backyard, Merry starts to wonder if Riley is right and Hilly is secretly on the job. It doesn’t help that a group of cosplaying teenage druids have targeted Merry for a misguided ritual sacrifice, or that Medea Jones, cub reporter, constantly harasses Merry, seeing the former spy as her Pulitzer Prize winning vehicle out of Who’s There, Iowa. Merry wonders if her strange friend really is on vacation, or if she's after another target? Is it Lana? Was it the Chinese operative? Or is it Merry Wrath? Merry Wrath Mysteries: Merit Badge Murder – book #1 Mint Cookie Murder – book #2 Scout Camp Mystery – short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection Marshmallow S'More Murder – book #3 Movie Night Murder – book #4 Mud Run Murder – book #5 Fishing Badge Murder – short story in the "Pushing Up Daisies" collection Motto for Murder – book #6 Map Skills Murder – book #7 Mean Girl Murder – book #8 Marriage Vow Murder – book #9 Mystery Night Murder – book #10 Meerkats and Murder– book #11 Make Believe Murder – book #12 Maltese Vulture Murder – book #13 What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry's books: "I laughed so hard I cried on multiple occasions while reading MARSHMALLOW S'MORE MURDER! Girl Scouts, the CIA, and the Yakuza... what could possibly go wrong?" ~ Fresh Fiction "Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, 'Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…" ~ RT BOOKreviews "Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense." ~ Chicago Tribune "Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details." ~ Publisher's Weekly
He seems to know exactly where I am and what I'm doing. ... “Tell me why you believe this man is stalking you and making these phone calls to you, ...
Author: Catherine Coulter
For the first time: the FBI thrillers Riptide and Hemlock Bay together in one volume. Catherine Coulter's FBI series "twists at every turn" (San Diego Union-Tribune). In two of her most gripping books-Riptide and Hemlock Bay- FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock face dangerous threats in both their professional and personal lives. In Riptide, trouble follows an intrepid reporter to the quiet coastal Maine community, and Savich and Sherlock must face down a KGB agent to find the truth. In Hemlock Bay, the two travel to Maryland to take down the satanic child-killing Tuttle twins.
"Aunt Polly, I'm so happy I just had to tell some one. I WANT to tell you. May I?" "Tell me? ... "I hope it will make you—GLAD, a little, for me, you know.
Author: Charles Dickens
This holiday, e-artnow presents to you this unique collection of the greatest Christmas classics: most beloved novels, tales, legends, poetry & carols - to warm up your heart and rekindle your holiday sparkle: The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) Silent Night The Night After Christmas The Child Born at Bethlehem The Adoration of the Shepherds The Visit of the Wise Men As Joseph Was A-Walking The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) The Three Kings (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) A Christmas Carol (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Savior Must Have Been A Docile Gentleman (Emily Dickinson) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) The Twelve Days of Christmas The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) The Christmas Angel (A. Brown) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann) The Little Match Girl The Elves and the Shoemaker Mother Holle The Star Talers Snow-White…
But tell me why should you believe anything Grace or Crystal told you?” “Why should I not? If it was a dream, then it is something my subconscious is trying ...
Author: Greg Alldredge
This is the entire Ostinato Series: Book one: Live life on the edge of sanity. Trevor, an orphan at thirteen, bounced around the Far-east searching for something, trouble was he didn’t understand what. Wracked with insomnia and tired of traveling the world, he’d returned home to be more “normal” and took a job from his older brother, he failed at normal. When world events reignite his pursuit of the inexplicable to a sleepy West Texas town, his world took a turn to the bizarre and unimaginable. Caught between fantasy and reality, Trevor must face his greatest fears and admit some things can’t be explained. Unseen forces drive him to his destiny. Will Trevor be able to discover what created the Lights in the Night and get the girl, or lose his grip on sanity? Don’t miss Lights in the Night, the first of the Ostinato series by Greg Alldredge. If you like tales with quirky characters and a metaphysical search for hard to answer questions, then this Speculative Fiction will have you turning the pages! Come check it out! Book two: Crystal is back and people have been bad... Five years after the events leading to the worse party every, 'The New Age Rage' which left thousands of people in the desert without food or water, events have continued to unfold unknown to the sleep little town of Marysfield. The world governments agreed to bury the facts concerning the events that surrounded Marysfield. The problem with conspiracies to conceal data is, truth never goes away. Information is the most potent weapon in the modern age. Marysfield had prospered over the previous five years. Trevor’s family had grown, and his business had become enormously profitable. Little did he know dark forces had spent the quiet years gathering strength preparing for the day when they could let their presence be known. A storm was quickly approaching the earth. What would be the government’s response? How will the individuals of the planet react to the upcoming dark days? How will the population survive a “Darkness at Midday?” Join the inhabitants of the growing town of Marysfield Texas as they deal with an Alien Encounter of unknown origin. Travel around the world with a small group of individuals prepare for the coming darkness. Who will survive? Book three: War is coming to Marysfield! Mister Death has made an ultimatum, the interdimensional sisters must get out of town or else! Crystal and Misty have been so weakened by his clandestine attacks that they have only one place to turn: West Texas! Thank god for those gun tote’n Texan freedom fighters willing to throw down their lives to protect the universe from the evil megalomaniac Mister Death! How will the Earth ever survive? Read the final installment of the Ostinato series to find out!
Author: Kristie Lynn HigginsPublish On: 2018-06-18
“What you have said does not tell me why I threw you in the dungeon. ... “I do not like that you believe that you know us,” Moon Beast told her.
Author: Kristie Lynn Higgins
Publisher: Kristie Lynn Higgins
Type: novella and the word count is about 40,600 words The fairy tales you know with a wicked twist. Enter a deadly world that could use a little hope and love. Someone Jane trusted is trying to get her killed by revealing her secret. AaBack's Grimm Dark Fantasy Action Adventure Fairy Tale Series: #1 Tale Of Two Worlds: The Wizard, The Battle Mage, And The Werewolf "FREE" #2 Friends Reunited: The Janus Beast, The Rose Beauty, And The Cursed Duckling "FREE" #3 Dragon Scorned: The Towering Mountain Citadel, The Sword Of Cross-Worlds, And The Maximus-curse #4 The Battle In The Hedge Labyrinth’s Dead Garden: The True Beauty, Raisin Sweet-Tooth, And The Jinx-query #5 A Wounded Hand And A Wounded Heart: The Beauty Thief, The Deplorable Twins, And One Who Whispers
“So are you going to tell me why we're talking about Leland Hayes, or what? ... I believe there are psychic mediums that can communicate with the dead.
Author: David Housewright
Publisher: Minotaur Books
A past case comes back to haunt Twin Cities P.I. McKenzie as a stolen sum of money threatens to resurface in From the Grave, the next mystery in David Housewright’s award-winning series. Once a police detective in St. Paul, Minnesota, Rushmore McKenzie became an unlikely millionaire and an occasional unlicensed private investigator, doing favors for friends. But this time, he finds himself in dire need of working on his own behalf. His dear friend and first love Shelby Dunston attends a public reading by a psychic medium with the hope of connecting with her grandfather one final time. Instead, she hears McKenzie’s name spoken by the psychic in connection with a huge sum of stolen—and missing—money. Caught in a world of psychic mediums, with a man from his past with a stake in the future, and more than one party willing to go to great and deadly lengths to get involved, McKenzie must figure out just how much he’s willing to believe—like his life depends on it—before everything takes a much darker turn.
"Trent, I know your faith is important to you and I will not talk against what you believe. Why won't you show me the same respect when it comes to my ...
Author: Cheryl Joyner-Clark
Category: Family & Relationships
"Put your hands together, everybody say Sunday Morning!" No! The Blackwell's want nothing more to do with Sunday Mornings or God which is not the way Ruth Blackwell raised her children. Ruth trained up her children in the church but when she died suddenly from cancer it seemed everything she taught them died with her. She left behind three precious bibles and a prayer that they will one day find their way back to God. It is true every man when he is driven away it is of his own lust and entice. Each Blackwell is driven by something. Jade, the youngest, is driven by love and surely she should be able to find it at church? When she finds herself alone and pregnant after the death of her mother, it is the church that cast her out like the woman wearing the scarlet letter. Determined to never return again she seeks for the love that's been missing in the arms of a man only to find rejection and another child. Her only source of freedom now is the club life. No longer cleaving to what she was taught but now must make her own choices her own way. Alexandria, the middle child, is driven by bitterness of the past and resolves to better her own life. Seeking for fame as a fashion designer, she is determined to make her mark in the world. She doesn't need any distractions to stand in her way. Not her needy sister, looser brother, not fine Trent Tyler, and definitely not God. Jasper, the oldest, is driven by riches but his search keeps landing him in jail. All he could remember while sitting behind prison walls was what his mother used to say "You can't hide from God." He's wasn't hiding he just wanted to do what he wanted to do? Free from prison he vows to do it the legal way but definitely not God's way. How long will the Blackwell's stop seeking a legacy and embrace the one Ruth left behind? How long will they continue to cry, No More Sunday Mornings?