In His Own Image

In His Own Image

When I turned around, Nicholas was frozen, leaning against the counter with a wine glass in his hand. “Are you all right?” he asked. “Never liked those glasses anyway.” We returned to the sofa, and I pressed the play button on my laptop ...

Author: Marvin Gray

Publisher: Booksmango

ISBN: 9781633237971

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

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American security officer Nicholas Haden is facing the most important assignment of his career. He must protect his boss Renée Thomas on a journey from Nairobi, Kenya into the heart of Al-Shabaab territory in Somalia in order to open a controversial youth center designed to de-radicalize former Islamic militants. A center, he does not believe in. But the success or failure of this model rehabilitation center may mean the difference between future peace and protracted civil war in Somalia. For very different motives, both Kenyan counter-intelligence authorities and Al-Shabaab militants will stop at nothing to see that the center fails. In an effort to coerce Haden into sabotaging Renée’s trip, these opposing forces threaten the safety of Haden’s wife and young son living in Nairobi. Amid the chaos of Kenyan intelligence and Somali militants, Haden begins to develop feelings of intimacy for his boss. Alcoholism, infidelity, and professional disgrace threaten to rip the fabric of his life to shreds. And Haden realizes that the ability to protect either his boss or his own family is rapidly slipping out of his control. Set in Al-Shabaab-infested Kenya and Somalia, In His Own Image is a fast paced thriller that tests the boundaries of human courage, loyalty, and integrity. Both Haden and Thomas must separately challenge their own skewed convictions of sex, family, and honor. To endure this ordeal, they will have to commit acts every bit as heinous as those of their enemies. And neither will survive with their humanity intact.
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In His Own Image

In His Own Image

Only three days earlier, the image captured by Stan's glazed eyes was unimaginable. Cleave Keller's lifeless face was ... Why should a handsome, successful young man with so much to live for take his own life? There had been no suicide ...

Author: Lewis Brown

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781524531393

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

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Stan was strongly influenced by his Southern Christian upbringing. Under the pressures of family and career, he attempts to simplify his life by taking a job teaching at a small college in Tifton, Georgia. He needs Tifton to provide that stereotypical small-town lifestyle that he always believed existed, even though he had never observed it. As that illusion and his marriage both evaporate, he begins to realize that there is a discrepancy between his Southern Christian values and how his keen senses perceive reality. A young Stan is polite with strong religious values. As he grows older, he turns from religion and becomes a bitter, cold man. The book opens with a devastated Stan at the funeral of his former student, Cleave. Cleave has committed suicide, but his motivation is a mystery that is slowly revealed as the story progresses through unlikely international connections to Tifton and Cleaves even more unlikely connection to the September 11, 2001, attack on New York and Washington, DC. Cleaves death further changes Stans perspective of the world and causes him to question all his previous conclusions about human interactions and human interactions with God. In His Own Image is about the commonality of human nature, despite the wide diversity of human cultures. Through a fictional story built around real historical events, In His Own Image shows how individuals are molded by their birth cultures but, eventually, have the opportunity to break from human influence and see the world in a new way. In His Own Image is not about religion itself, and no ultimate religious conclusions are presented. Instead, it deals with how religion shapes our perception of reality. The reader is challenged to distinguish the part of their religion that was created by man from that which comes from God.
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In His Own Image

In His Own Image

I realized that it was something I was born with and reflected nothing of my character. So I decided to resist and try to do something on my own of value. ... “You will make the same mistake, and create in your own image.

Author: Jeremy Gorman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781524592707

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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In a wheel chair and marked by an ugly birthmark over much of his face, Dr. Adam SZYMANSKI (POV) has been obsessed by hereditary diseases all his life. But there is a cloud over the opening of his new Institute for Genetic Disease Control (IGDC) For one thing his patented process for making synthetic replacement genes for those missing in victims of such diseases as hemophilia or phenylketonuria can only be delivered to human eggs in an extrauterine fertilization process. That, he quickly discovers, makes untreatable over 90% of the potential beneficiaries who dont know they have the disease until they are born. In addition the Szymanski process does not find favor among several groups of activists and newspapers who deliberately choose to misinterpret its purpose and function. Pickets surround his new building as they did its run-down predecessor. Eugenics, Engineered Children, The People Factory as well as Human Guinea Pigs fill the loud rhetoric surrounding the controversial IGDC. Adam battles the picketers and is sued for assault. The Szymanski process is a computer driven chemical process deliberately limited to the specific genes responsible for the subject disease to prevent any possible side effects from spurious genetic material. But it is so complex that it could not come to fruition without the computer expertise of IGDC co-founder Michael RICHARDSON, a PhD from Cambridge and an Olympic gold medalist in swimming. From humble beginnings in Britain, Michael is torn between his love for his work and his obsessive unsatisfied need for money. He has already expanded the role of the IGDC with a genetic information bank from which he supplies subscribers medical and genetic information on hereditary diseases for a fee. The data bank doesnt quite bring the IGDC into the black, so he also accepts a special project for the study of hereditary diseases endemic to the Mideast Not everyone fears the synthetic gene factory. There are some who covet this ability to genetically alter the human condition. Josip MIKHAILOVICH despises ethnic cleansing in his native Bosnia and is determined to use the Szymanski process as a way to by-pass it with ethnic enhancement. Towards this end he devises elaborate schemes to wrest the process from the IGDC. But Josip has to work with brash young activists like Draja GREGORICH whos missionary zeal impels them to eliminate the enemy. Draja finds working with Josip both baffling and frustrating. Nonetheless they incite activist groups, former patients, politicians and newspaper reporters like Pamela BERGER--a freshman reporter with the local Daviston Star. They even infiltrate the IGDC and try to influence its board of trustees-- a committee of the board of trustees of Haalvorsen University on whose medical school campus and under whose wing the IGDC operates. The board finds many reasons to doubt the wisdom of bringing the IGDC aboard. Gloria WICKERSHAM, a patrician from the founding family of Haalvorsen, has an infant, Brian, with Severe Combined Immunity Deficiency (SCID.) A concert pianist, Gloria comes to the IGDC to prevent having another child with the same affliction. But during the preparatory testing, Theresa FERNANDEZ, an IGDC lab tech who is working her way through medical school, discovers that the SCID child is not the son of Glorias attorney husband Arthur. A devout catholic from rural Puerto Rico she quits thew case but is talked back into it by Adam. She later discovers by accident that the father is Michael Richardson. She is morally outraged, quits and returns home to Puerto Rico. Adam goes tpo Puerto Rico to convince her to return. Meanwhile Gloria contracts meningitis on one pof her many free concert tours at chilfrens hospitals. She transmits it to her SCID son whohas no resuistance to the disease. Aam reveals his plan to attach the immunity fraghment to a mild invasive virus and trea
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God in His Own Image

God in His Own Image

but deny His holiness. They accept His mercy but not His judgment. In God in His Own Image, Syd Brestel offers a winsome corrective. Through moving stories and clear exposition of relevant Bible passages, Brestel, a seasoned pastor, ...

Author: Syd Brestel

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802497710

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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"Someone once noted that God made us in His image, and ever since we have tried to do God a favor by making Him in our image." It’s easy to speak to others about the Jesus who cared for the poor, healed the sick, and preached love and justice for the least of these. But what about the God who tells the Israelites to wage war and kill entire people groups? Or threatens exile and then delivers? Or sends people to hell? Can these really be the same God? The simple answer is, yes. God in His Own Image takes you on a journey through the Bible exploring God’s true nature. You’ll study instances of great mercy and great severity, and by the end, you’ll begin to see why both God’s compassion and his wrath are necessary, important, and even beautiful. Get to know the God who is both Lion and Lamb, both Judge and Father, both kind and severe, and perfect in every way.
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In His Own Image and Likeness

In His Own Image and Likeness

In His own image and likeness ; humanity , divinity , and monotheism / by W. Randall Garr . p . cm . — ( Culture and history of the ancient Near East , ISSN 1566-2055 ; v . 15 ) Includes bibliographical references and index .

Author: W. Randall Garr

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004129804

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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This book argues that, within the Priestly tradition, human creation marks the replacement of God's divine community, signifying the moment when God takes control over that community, separates himself, and institutes monotheism.
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In His Own Image and Likeness

In His Own Image and Likeness

This book argues that, within the Priestly tradition, human creation marks the replacement of God's divine community, signifying the moment when God takes control over that community, separates himself, and institutes monotheism.

Author: Randall Garr

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047402039

Category: History

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This book argues that, within the Priestly tradition, human creation marks the replacement of God's divine community, signifying the moment when God takes control over that community, separates himself, and institutes monotheism.
Categories: History

In His Own Image

In His Own Image

“ And , by - and - bye , when his streaming tears had ceased to flow , and the blindness of his grief had worn away , this boy Narchiso beheld the reflection of his image in the water . And , in looking on the likeness of himself ...

Author: Frederick Rolfe

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105048083930

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Page: 421

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In His Own Image

In His Own Image

Does the madman have sufficient consciousness to deliberately create his adversary in his own image ? The images of literature are subtle and tenacious , and cannot be rendered obsolete as easily as other forms of explanation , like the ...

Author: D. S. Izevbaye

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041041776

Category: African literature

Page: 27

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Categories: African literature

Genesis 1 27 God Created Man in His Own Image

Genesis 1 27 God Created Man in His Own Image

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Author: Journals for All Staff

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ISBN: 1549532545

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Page: 103

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God Created Man in His Image and Likeness

God Created Man in His Image and Likeness

... a son to his master Parents will serve to increase their son's inheritance Masters will not serve to increase their servant's inheritance A son rejoices in the image and likeness of his parent A servant is seeking his own image and ...

Author: Oried E. Graves

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466958067

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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Everyone who reads the Bible must admit that it tells us to do things that we never have done and cannot do in our fleshly bodies. One reason is that God our Creator is telling us what He wants us to be and do as created in His image and likeness. Our purpose is in our image and likeness of God our Creator, not like the dust of the ground or the flesh of our parents. Most children dont know that they are created in the image and likeness of God, and their parents have not asked God for His spirit for their children so they can be taught this vital truth. The reason parents dont ask God for His spirit for their children is because they dont recognize the need for Him. There are several things mankind cannot do in the flesh, and they must recognize their origin in the image and likeness of God. Mankind must recognize being in the image and likeness of God to, first, love God with all their being and love his neighbors as himself; second, to obey God and his parents as required in Gods word; third, to trust God with all his heart; fourth, to worship God in spirit and in truth; and fifth, to glorify God in his body and spirit, which are God. The devil does not want mankind to know that he is created in the image and likeness of God because man will always defeat Satan and fulfill God's will.
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