It would be insensitive to tell Mirari that her brother's death was just another number in the Blessed's roster. “The Blessed isn't some mysterious boogeyman you can blame just because your brother went missing. There are only a few ...
Author: Stefanie Chu
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Ten years have passed and he has forgotten her. But Mirari would still do anything to save her childhood friend from the executioner’s sword. Meanwhile, Fangbane has spent his life trying to end centuries of social and political hostility. As his fame spreads, brave Knights rally to his cause. But to truly succeed, Fangbane must have two others: Gaven, the headstrong warrior he helped put on death row, and Mirari, a simple merchant with a past as secretive as her formidable magical ability. Their aid could be the difference between success and failure. Can Gaven put aside his apathy to fully commit to the alliance? Will Mirari become a worthy fighter and subdue her desire for revenge? With the threat of a growing movement of underground vigilantes bent on tipping the system, the Knights must act quickly. Time is running out to rid the world of evil. * * * PRAISE FOR "KNIGHTS OF THE ALLIANCE" * * * Finalist for Book of the Year - Indies Today Awards 1st Place Debut Author - Feathered Quill Book Awards 2nd Place Best Fantasy - Feathered Quill Book Awards Best New Fiction - Firebird Book Awards “Strong, solid, and a world fully imagined.” -Reader Views “Rare and dazzling. Combines the best of contemporary imagination.” -AuthorsReading “Actually original. No cliches or love triangles. Just a good fantasy read.” -Goodreads Review If you thrive on quality action, humor, and political intrigue, then you’ll love this Young Adult / New Adult series. Immerse in this epic heroic tale today!
I can personally say I've been blessed with a miracle many others consider ordinary, I've been blessed with a twin brother. Even if every rainbow has its rain, just as my gift contains its major cons, I've managed to be optimistic of my ...
Author: Brian Albert GerrishPublish On: 1999-10-01
Now , as we read the story of Jesus must we not say that Psalm 32 proclaims , not just another blessing , but the greater blessing ? From a dozen Gospel passages to which we might have turned , I chose the story of the elder brother ...
Author: Brian Albert Gerrish
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Gerrish interprets perennial themes (such as God, faith, sin, forgiveness, evil, and moral action) in ways at once faithful to tradition and relevant to contemporary believers. Gerrish uses a journey motif - the journey of Christian life, in which we are all pilgrims searching for truth "on the road." He conveys the process of faith development in the face of issues that challenge simple belief.
The reason may only be known unto God, but there is a reason and by God's great blessing rather than by mere chance this beautiful woman is now my fiancée. I do not know the reason God has blessed me so, I only know ...
Author: Jim Bowen
Publisher: Parthian Books
An engaging novel set in Kenya during the 1990s. Kenya in 1996, Griff takes a job teaching at a small struggling school in Nairobi. How does a naive and privileged mzungu fit in? El Nino floods, bulldozed slums, street justice and widespread corruption, it is nearly impossible to work out what the hell is going on...
The great deceiver was bowing downtohis brother in submission orwas this just another ruse? ... andrealized that God hadbeen with himall along andfinally acknowledged thatGod had been thesource of hisstrength and blessing allhis life.
Author: Kent Mayeux
Publisher: Kent Mayeux Publishing, LLC
”An Amazing God” is not just another conversion story about how a sinner made a 180 degree turn on the wrong path travelled through life. In fact very little personal information is exposed. Rather this book is a compilation of the revealed knowledge of God learned through three years of active study of the Bible and numerous documents written since its composition. This book is a tool for a new evangelization. This book uses the book of Genesis as a general outline. A heavy emphasis on historical facts, figures and dates are used to confirm that God, as Jesus, walked this earth. Theological differences of the major religions are compared and contrasted especially Catholicism and the Protestant Reformists. The book’s main theme demonstrates the sole purpose of one’s life as a reunion of our soul with that of our creator at our earthly death. It explains the progression of the revealed truth to man both individually and as a society and how creation has progressed from redemption, to salvation to sanctification. The book addresses all areas of one’s life: social, political and spiritual. This book has an apologist’s flare with the ultimate goal of re-evangelizing those that have experienced God but have turned away from their religion. The book steps on the toes of those superficial professing Jews, Christians and Muslims and may present the realization that most are doomed to a painful and punishing eternity. How about you, can you tell me right now without a doubt, where your soul will reside for all of eternity when you die? Do you believe in resurrection? This book is unique in that it reveals how one achieves salvation and sanctification. It explains the transformational process by which one discards all vices and begins to live by the virtues through the power of the Holy Spirit. ”An Amazing God” should be considered a crucial self help book. With God in the forefront of your consciousness, you can begin your progression to perfection. The book will challenge those who profess a belief in God yet continue to live a life contrary to a serious faith life. The book is designed to demonstrate to atheists and believers alike that there is one, universal church established by Christ. More information can be found at http://www.newevangelization.net/.
She had no proof of this but she had wondered at the rather demanding behavior of these women who showed up at her doorsteps ... Mallika told Lakshmi that there was a boy in town by the name of Prakash who could be their half-brother.
Author: Tom Mathews
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Visualize a scenario where you are vacationing in a tropical island, away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, stresses of daily life, watching the waves reaching out to caress the shore, and you sipping the coconut water with a straw and next to you curled up is your sweetheart, humming a love song in your ear. Sounds fascinating and romantic? Of course, it is. Have you ever thought of the lives and the miseries of the inhabitants of this “tropical paradise”? Have you looked into the weary eyes of the street urchins, as you walked past them to the sandy beach? Or care to know the women toiling in the rice and sugar cane fields for pennies a day and the endless abuse they are subjected to by their drunken husbands and the harassment by the rich men driving around in their Mercedes-Benz and BMW cars? If you claim you care, then read Rethee Devi’s story penned in these pages. You may develop a new insight of the torture she suffered along with half-starved women whom she defended as their attorney in Kerala State, India, also known as “God’s Own Country.”
“You and this blessed A-level group! ... but she knows as well as I do that she needs all her grades to get the college place she wants. I don't need to tell her there is more to life than what her parents and brothers have. She knows.
Author: Leah Duncan
Publisher: Author House
All of us want to be happy; it's a given. We all set out in search of it. Some of us find it, and others are diverted by the responsibilities of life, placated by its possessions or simply disillusioned by its tragedies, but we all have an internal dialogue that can be brutally honest with us when needed, and then whether or not we listen to it can determine whether we adjust course and find what we are looking for ... or lose our way completely. Sarah Chadwick is a single parent and an English teacher in a deprived, inner-city area. Her pursuit of happiness has been shelved for so long by her heavy responsibilities at home and at work that it has ceased to seem important. She has become a tick box robot. Despite thinking she is an optimist, she is worn out and old before her time, burned out from caring for others. Her internal dialogue is trying to gain her commitment to change before she goes under altogether. Rick Masters, movie star, has all of the things most people on the planet are busy chasing. He is isolated by them; these things have cost him happiness, which he doesn't really believe exists any longer; he doesn't trust others who say it does exist. His internal dialogue is driven by such pessimistic disenchantment that he has a growing drinking problem just to get some peace. This is the story of what happens when these two lives cross unexpectedly, and what results is only part farce. It is also part tragedy because neither has any insight or understanding into the world of the other. Three days will tell whether either of them have the courage to change, abandon their pasts, and embrace a new future.
“Yeah, I guess,” I replied while Jack and Billy nodded in agreement, “but it was still weird. Me and Ron Lake picked this ... just didn't exist. 16 An Everlasting Thanksgiving Memory S ection 513 was blessed 90 Brothers in the Mekong Delta.
Author: Godfrey Garner
Following the Tet Offensive, a shift in U.S. naval strategy in 1967-1968 saw young men fresh out of high school policing the canals and tributaries of South Vietnam aboard PBRs (patrol boat, riverine)--unarmored yet heavily armed and highly maneuverable vessels designed to operate in shallow, weedy waterways. This memoir recounts the experiences of the author and his shipmates as they cruised the Viet Cong-occupied backwaters of the Mekong Delta, and their emotional metamorphosis as wartime events shaped the men they would be for the remainder of their lives.
'Brother Deva's departure is just another of his celebrated jokes,' his old friend's words rang out to cheers and shouts. 'He moves among us still: with us, in us, beyond us, before us and after us!' At this point the community cameras ...
Author: Dan Brotzel
Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
A woman granted a superpower discovers it’s more trouble than it’s worth. A neighbourhood forum becomes the setting for a bizarre ghost story. A children’s entertainer wrestles with problems that are nothing to joke about. A harassed dad attempts to meet the challenge of the primary school cake competition. By turns tender and satirical, witty and bizarre, the stories in this debut collection cast a fresh eye on first-world problems. Funny and humane, they zoom in on the absurdities and poignancies in work, family, love and loss in our frenetic modern lives.
I have been blessed with the most wonderful siblings, and I can honestly say, I have never had an arguemnet with any of my 10 brothers and sisters. I love them like they were my own children. We put Dad away in the same class he always ...
Author: LeRoy T. Allen Sr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Just A Little Country Boy is a story of the trials in the life of a young black boy born during the late Depression years in Arkansas. In 1940, when segregation was at its worst in the South, his father moved the family to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in search of a better life. An industrial revolution was taking place throughout the North at the time, offering better employment opportunities for the black man. Therefore the Black Migration began with black families leaving the servile attitudes of the South with the dreams of a better life. LeRoy Allen was blessed with good, hard-working parents who taught him to take pride in himself, to work hard, use good manners, and to respect all people. As a teenager, he took an interest in, and competed in almost all sports, but his big interest was boxing. He became Wisconsins State Golden Gloves champion for 3 different years. Later, he spent a few years as a professional boxer, meeting and sparring with many well-known boxers of that era. As a young adult, he became more aware of the prejudices and inequities surrounding the black man. Most of his adult years were spent moving from job to job, trying to improve his circumstances, while searching for decent employment to support his growing family. After experiencing nearly 50 different jobs, he succeeded in being hired into a position for which he was trained and well qualified. He was well into middle age before the job market began to hire women or blacks into responsible positions. Mr. Allen records many of the changes in the attitudes towards blacks in Milwaukee, and across the nation, as they occured during the last half of the 20th century. It is a story of faith, determination, and fortitude and a real insight into our nations awakening to the talents of our black citizens and our growing respect for their contributions to our society.