Reunited in the Desert

Reunited in the Desert

Helle Amin seemed to have the perfect life on the tropical island of Bali with her husband and four children.

Author: Helle Amin

Publisher: John Blake

ISBN: 1844546063

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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After setting up home on the tropical island of Bali with her husband and four children, Helle Amin seemed to have the perfect life. But one day in 2001 Helle's idyllic existence was shattered. She returned home from a shopping trip one evening to find that her children, who should have been safely tucked in their beds, had disappeared. It didn't take Helle long to discover that her Saudi Arabian husband had taken them away to live in his home country. With her children thousands of miles away in totally unfamiliar surroundings, Helle drew upon her remarkable courage and set off for the desert in a desperate attempt to find her beloved boys. Her journey was filled with drama, danger, excitement, and sorrow. In the astonishing struggle that followed Helle was reduced to catching occasional, snatched glimpses of her children as they were taken to and from school in Jeddah. She took a job at an international school in the city and began her campaign for access. After a series of dramatic twists and turns, Helle was reunited forever with her boys. This fascinating and gripping story cannot fail to touch any reader's heart and is packed with adventure, heartache, and joy.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary

The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary

... went to be with the Father in heaven (Luke 23:43), to remain there until reunited with his body at his resurrection. ... The deserts of the Bible—Negev, Sinai, Paran, and Zin—are part of the greater Saharo-Arabian desert system, ...

Author: Tremper III Longman

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441238863

Category: Religion

Page: 1792

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In the pages of the Bible, we come to know God through Jesus Christ. Thus the importance of the Bible for our spiritual formation cannot be overstated. If we are honest, though, the Bible is not always easy to understand. For example, the places named in the Bible can seem strange, and the number of people mentioned is virtually countless. This comprehensive dictionary intends to help people read the Bible with increased understanding and confidence. It contains articles on major topics as well as places and people, even if they just appear in a single verse in the Bible. Its articles cover theological topics, biblical words, biblical imagery, and historical topics. This A to Z dictionary includes more than •1,700 full-color pages •400 color illustrations, maps, and photos •5,000 articles by leading evangelical scholars The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary is an informative, colorful, and easy-to-understand resource that will be an indispensable reference for your own personal study or in preparation for teaching.
Categories: Religion

Great Civilizations

Great Civilizations

In Mashad , it reunited with the desert route that had come from Afghanistan through eastern Iran . The caravans could then move on through Mesopotamia , passing Baghdad before turning south towards Alexandria , west towards the ...

Author: Göran Burenhult


ISBN: 1877019291

Category: Civilization, Ancient

Page: 472

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A comprehensive survey of the development of civilizations. Its vision is global - in scope, it ranges from the classical societies of Egypt, Greece, and Rome to the cultures of Asia and Africa, from the civilizations of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca, to Native North Americans and the unique societies of Australia and the Pacific. Together, these diverse civilizations shaped the modern world. They were the birthplace of writing and architecture, legal codes, mathematics, metallurgy and engineering, and complex political social, and cultural traditions.
Categories: Civilization, Ancient

Life Sciences

Life Sciences

Desert December, by Dorian Haarhoff (Clarion Books, 1992) An African boy journeys through the desert to be reunited with his parents and to see his new sister. (Chapter Book) Nadia the Willful, by Sue Alexander (Pantheon Books, ...

Author: Amy Jo Bain

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563086793

Category: Education

Page: 293

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Everything you need to create exciting thematic science units can be found in these handy guides. Developed for educators who want to take an integrated approach, these guides contain resource lists, reading selections, and activities that can be easily pulled together for units on virtually any science topic. Chapters identify and describe comprehensive teaching resources (nonfiction) and related fiction reading selections, then detail hands-on science and extension activities that help students learn the scientific method and build learning across the curriculum.
Categories: Education



he is reunited with hisson. The twosetout again tofindJane. Hendersonreconnects mother and sonbut drivesoff alone,the eternal wanderer, never divulginghisdestination. Inallthese films the desert plays a pivotal role inrendering credible ...

Author: Roslynn D. Haynes

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780232089

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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Sand. Cacti. Lizards. Mirages. Deserts call to mind exotic places, a sense of adventure and freedom, but also thirst and desolation. In Desert, Roslynn D. Haynes takes a fresh look at this geographical feature and cultural entity as it becomes an increasingly threatened environment. Considering the immense geographical diversity of deserts from the Sahara to Antarctica, Haynes explores the intriguing and often bizarre ways plants and animals adapt to such a hostile environment, as well as the diverse peoples that have inhabited deserts and evolved unique lifestyles and cultures in response to their surroundings. She asks why Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all originated in the deserts of the Middle East and traces the connections between the minimalism of desert existence and the pursuit of a spiritual dimension. Finally, she describes the allure deserts have exerted on the West, the significance of desolate landscapes in literature and film, and the revolution in artists’ responses to the desert as an empty space and as an inspiration for new visual techniques with which to view it. Ending with a look at how commercial and military interests threaten desert ecologies, Desert casts new light on our view of these seemingly barren places.
Categories: Nature

Gates of Fire Earth

Gates of Fire   Earth


Author: Autumn M. Birt

Publisher: AmWritingFantasy


Category: Fiction

Page: 415

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Success will destroy elemental magic. Failure condemns this world and the next. Named Guardian of the Elemental Spheres, Lavinia seeks the lost gates to the spirit realm and their ancient guardians. But some of the guardians have left their duties and those that have stayed may prove as dangerous as her enemy, whose wrath threatens the world. To end an ancient punishment inflicted on them by the Goddess for their role in a forgotten war, the Ashanti will conquer this world and that of spirit to gain power over death. Lavinia must close the gates to stop the Ashanti, even though by doing so she risks ending all elemental powers. And the act has consequences greater than the ancient guardians imagine. But one gate has a new guardian as well as the old, and the last time he saw Lavinia, he tried to kill her before she stole his power. And he’s been seeking revenge … Continue this epic fantasy journey begun in book 1 of the Games of Fire trilogy, Spark of Defiance. Friendships are tested as what is sacrificed is more than some are willing to give. Welcome back to the world of Myrrah and meet the Elementals of Fire, Earth, Water, Air, and Spirit who shape it. Pick up book 2 of the Games of Fire trilogy, the Gates of Fire & Earth, today! Q & A Should you read the Rise of the Fifth Order trilogy before reading Games of Fire? You should definitely read Spark of Defiance, book 1 of Games of Fire, before reading the Gates of Fire & Earth. I did my best to lightly explain some of the pertinent events from the first trilogy, the Rise of the Fifth Order, in this new epic fantasy trilogy, Games of Fire so that you could start with Spark of Defiance. But a few readers have said they got a lot more depth for having read the Rise of the Fifth Order first. They suggest you start there! It is certainly a great introduction to the world of Myrrah and the characters by starting with Born of Water, which is free to pick up. But I won’t say you absolutely have to. Is Games of Fire a continuation of the Rise of the Fifth Order trilogy? The Games of Fire and the Rise of the Fifth Order trilogies are related in that they are set in the same world of Myrrah, utilize many of the same characters, and are full of elemental magic. Games of Fire begins with Spark of Defiance, which is set six months after the final book, Spirit of Life, of the Rise of the Fifth Order trilogy ends. New problems have developed, so the Games of Fire story line is stand alone trilogy with the same heroes from the first story. However a few events that happened in the Rise of the Fifth Order are the cause of the new challenges rising in Games of Fire. So the two series are linked, but each consists of a different set of adventures and issues to solve. I’ve only ever heard of four elements, but these books have five even though it is based on elemental magic? This is true! Five elements, air, earth, water, fire, and spirit is actually an eastern philosophy. I wish I could say I invented it. Lol. The difference really comes with the element of earth. Only dead things and soil can be controlled by an Earth Elemental, while plants or anything living (like the ability to change into another living creature) is something that a Spirit Elemental controls. Spirit Elementals are also able to control the other four elements, at least to some degree. Part of the discovery in the Rise of the Fifth Order series is that the ability to control one element might indicate latent gifts in any element. However, it is always difficult to learn to control the element opposing your own. So a Water Elemental might learn to control fire, but only with difficulty! AND a few of the heroes have discovered that if you can learn to control fire, earth, air, and water then no matter what element you are born with, you can unlock some of the gifts of spirit.
Categories: Fiction

Desert Redleg

Desert Redleg

Tonight I will be reunited with my family. At long last, I will again be complete. The PSA represented everything that was—that is—good about the 1ID. The division's motto “No Mission Too Difficult, No Sacrifice Too Great, Duty First!

Author: L. Scott Lingamfelter

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813179223

Category: History

Page: 354

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When Saddam Hussein's Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990, triggering the First Gulf War, a coalition of thirty-five countries led by the United States responded with Operation Desert Storm, which culminated in a one-hundred-hour coordinated air strike and ground assault that repelled Iraqi forces from Kuwait. Though largely forgotten in descriptions of the war, an eight-day barrage of artillery fire made this seemingly rapid offensive possible. At the forefront of this offensive were the brave field artillerymen known as "redlegs." In Desert Redleg: Artillery Warfare in the First Gulf War, a veteran and former redleg of the 1st Infantry Division Artillery (otherwise known as the "Big Red One"), Col. L. Scott Lingamfelter, recounts the logistical and strategic decisions that led to a coalition victory. Drawing on original battle maps, official reports, and personal journals, Lingamfelter describes the experience of the First Gulf War through a soldier's eyes and attempts to answer the question of whether the United States "got the job done" in its first sustained Middle Eastern conflict. Part military history, part personal memoir, this book provides a boots-on-the-ground perspective on the largest US artillery bombardment since World War II.
Categories: History

Walking with God in the Desert Discovery Guide

Walking with God in the Desert Discovery Guide

declaration of his own desert as he suffered on the cross, he said, “I am thirsty” (John 19:28; also Psalm 69:21). Jesus is now reunited with the Father, but Matthew 25:31 – 46 sug- gests that he continues to identify with our deserts ...

Author: Ray Vander Laan

Publisher: HarperChristian Resources

ISBN: 9780310880639

Category: Religion

Page: 297

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This seven-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately) by noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan, is volume twelve of the That the World May Know series. Are you going through a difficult period of life? The loss of a loved one? Unemployment? A crisis of faith? During these desert times, it’s easy to think God has disappeared. In Walking with God in the Desert you’ll discover that it’s only when we are totally dependent on him that we find God is closer than ever and can experience his amazing grace and provision. Faith Lessons is a unique video series that brings God's Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together the Bible's fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals unique insights into the Scriptures' significance for modern believers. Each lesson: Focuses on passages of Scripture explored in the DVD Includes sidebars, maps, photos and other study tools Features questions that facilitate discussion and inspire personal reflection Includes 25 personal Bible studies to help you deepen your learning experience between sessions, and turn lessons from the past into applications that impact how you live out your faith today. Filmed on location in the Sinai Desert, Wadi Nasb, Judea Wilderness, Mount Sinai, Negev and En Gedi, these illuminating "faith lessons" afford a new understanding of the Bible that will ground your convictions and transform your life. The Faith Lessons video series is ideal for use in small groups, personal and family Bible studies, and adult Sunday school. Individual believers and families will gain vital insights from long-ago times and cultures through this innovative approach to Bible study. Lessons include: Join the Journey – Filmed in the Sinai Desert It’s Hot Here and There’s No Way Out – Filmed in Wabi Nasb Help is Here – Filmed in Wadi Nasb When Your Heart Cries Out – Filmed in the Judea Wilderness They Were Not Wandering – Filmed on Mount Sinai Ears to Hear – Filmed in Negev There’s Hope in the Desert – Filmed in En Gedi Designed for use with the Walking with God in the Desert Video Study (sold separately).
Categories: Religion

The Fathers of the Desert

The Fathers of the Desert

After a separation of years, the father once more beheld his children, the husband his wife, the friend the companion of his youth, and the priest and bishop were reunited to their beloved flocks. Many of the confessors bore upon their ...

Author: Emily F. Bowden

Publisher: Aeterna Press


Category: Religion


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The lives of the Saints of the Desert have ever exercised a wonderful influence over the minds, not only of Catholics, but of all who call themselves Christians; nor is it difficult to comprehend why it should be so now, more than ever. The age in which we live distinguishes itself above all others by a restless longing to realize the past. Men are searching bog and marsh, moor and river, the wide expanse of downs, the tops of mountains and the bottom of lakes to find out how our ancestors lived, and to reproduce the men of the age of stone, bronze, or iron. The same sort of yearning curiosity exercises itself on the early Christians. If we had only Eusebius and Sozomen, it would be utterly impossible to picture to ourselves what were our ancestors in Christ. The Catacombs tell us much, but they are comparatively dumb. In the lives of the Desert-saints, we have a most strangely anthentic insight into the very hearts and thoughts as well as the way of life of men and women who lived hundreds of years ago. Aeterna Press
Categories: Religion