Christian Fiction

Christian Fiction

ZION CHRONICLES ( Historical ] Zion Chronicles , published before Zion Covenant but occurring later , is about the pouring of refugees into Israel after ...

Author: John Mort

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563088711

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 339

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At last--the first comprehensive readers' advisory guide for this highly popular genre! With an emphasis on contemporary publications, this book covers nearly 2,000 Christian fiction titles,including a chapter on YA literature, and provides detailed annotations and bibliographies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Marching to Zion

Marching to Zion

Marching to Zion is the story of Mags and of Mr. Fishbein, but it’s also the story of Fishbein’s daughter, Minerva, a beautiful redhead with an air of danger about her, and Magnus Bailey, Fishbein’s charismatic business partner and ...

Author: Mary Glickman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480435582

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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A family of Eastern European refugees finds a home in racially charged St. Louis in this sweeping historical novel from a National Jewish Book Award finalist. In 1916, Mags Preacher arrives in the big city of St. Louis, fresh from the piney woods, hoping to learn the beauty trade. Instead, she winds up with a job at Fishbein’s Funeral Home, run by an émigré who came to America to flee the pogroms of Russia. Mags knows nothing about Jews except that they killed the Lord Jesus Christ, but by the time her boss saves her life during the race riots in East St. Louis, all her perceptions have changed. Marching to Zion is the story of Mags and of Mr. Fishbein, but it’s also the story of Fishbein’s daughter, Minerva, a beautiful redhead with an air of danger about her, and Magnus Bailey, Fishbein’s charismatic business partner and Mags’s first friend in town. When Magnus falls for Minerva’s willful spirit, he’ll learn just how dangerous she can be for a black man in America. Readers of Mary Glickman’s One More River will celebrate the return of Aurora Mae Stanton, who joins a cast of vibrant new characters in a tale that stretches from East St. Louis, Missouri, to Memphis, Tennessee, from World War I to the Great Depression. Hailed as “a powerful reminder of the discrimination and unspeakable hardships African Americans suffered,” Marching to Zion is a gripping love story, a fascinating angle on history, and a compelling meditation on justice and fate (Jewish Book Council).
Categories: Fiction

The Gates of Zion

The Gates of Zion

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Author: Bodie Thoene

Publisher: Zion Chronicles (Paperback)

ISBN: 1414301022

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

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Photojournalist Ellie Warne unwittingly becomes the target of a sinister plan when she takes pictures of some ancient scrolls in 1947 Jerusalem.
Categories: Fiction

Intoxicating Zion

Intoxicating Zion

147 This genre debuted in Palestine in the 1930s and 1940s, -a period known as the “Golden Age” of crime fiction, characterized by the soaring popularity of ...

Author: Haggai Ram

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9781503613928

Category: History

Page: 272

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When European powers carved political borders across the Middle East following World War I, a curious event in the international drug trade occurred: Palestine became the most important hashish waystation in the region and a thriving market for consumption. British and French colonial authorities utterly failed to control the illicit trade, raising questions about the legitimacy of their mandatory regimes. The creation of the Israeli state, too, had little effect to curb illicit trade. By the 1960s, drug trade had become a major point of contention in the Arab-Israeli conflict, and drug use widespread. Intoxicating Zion is the first book to tell the story of hashish in Mandatory Palestine and Israel. Trafficking, use, and regulation; race, gender, and class; colonialism and nation-building all weave together in Haggai Ram's social history of the drug from the 1920s to the aftermath of the 1967 War. The hashish trade encompassed smugglers, international gangs, residents, law enforcers, and political actors, and Ram traces these flows through the interconnected realms of cross-border politics, economics, and culture. Hashish use was and is a marker of belonging and difference, and its history offers readers a unique glimpse into how the modern Middle East was made.
Categories: History

A Killing in Zion

A Killing in Zion

This is a work of fiction. All of the characters, organizations, and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author's imagination or are ...

Author: Andrew Hunt

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781466870826

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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In the scorching, drought-plagued summer of 1934, as wildfires burn across Utah, Detective Lieutenant Art Oveson faces a unique assignment. Salt Lake City's mayor has tapped him to revive the Anti-Polygamy Squad, a unit formed years earlier for the purpose of driving out the city's "plural marriage zealots." As a Mormon ashamed of his own ancestors' part in the church's polygamist past, Art is eager to do his part to flush out the extremists. Then a local polygamist "prophet" is brutally murdered and a shell-shocked young girl is found at the scene of the crime. Is she the victim's daughter, a child bride, or the murderer herself? Art attempts to investigate the death, as well as discover her identity, despite a "wall of silence" put up by polygamists who would rather mete out their own rough justice. Soon, however, Art discovers that the sect has much more to hide than he thought. Historian and Hillerman Prize-winning author of City of Saints Andrew Hunt returns to 1930s Salt Lake City in this deeply researched mystery. A Killing in Zion portrays a city and a religion struggling to grow and shake off a notorious history that has not yet become a thing of the past.
Categories: Fiction

Gender Race and American Science Fiction

Gender  Race  and American Science Fiction

Moving beyond these brief allusions and beyond the character of Morpheus, the “last human city” left on the planet in the film is called Zion, a biblical ...

Author: Jason Haslam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317574248

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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This book focuses on the interplay of gender, race, and their representation in American science fiction, from the nineteenth-century through to the twenty-first, and across a number of forms including literature and film. Haslam explores the reasons why SF provides such a rich medium for both the preservation of and challenges to dominant mythologies of gender and race. Defining SF linguistically and culturally, the study argues that this mode is not only able to illuminate the cultural and social histories of gender and race, but so too can it intervene in those histories, and highlight the ruptures present within them. The volume moves between material history and the linguistic nature of SF fantasies, from the specifics of race and gender at different points in American history to larger analyses of the socio-cultural functions of such identity categories. SF has already become central to discussions of humanity in the global capitalist age, and is increasingly the focus of feminist and critical race studies; in combining these earlier approaches, this book goes further, to demonstrate why SF must become central to our discussions of identity writ large, of the possibilities and failings of the human —past, present, and future. Focusing on the interplay of whiteness and its various 'others' in relation to competing gender constructs, chapters analyze works by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mary E. Bradley Lane, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Philip Francis Nowlan, George S. Schuyler and the Wachowskis, Frank Herbert, William Gibson, and Octavia Butler. Academics and students interested in the study of Science Fiction, American literature and culture, and Whiteness Studies, as well as those engaged in critical gender and race studies, will find this volume invaluable.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Fiction

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Fiction

Bibliography of Christian Novels by Authors All Rivers to the Sea. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2000. “The Zion Legacy” series (New York: Viking, ...

Author: Nancy M. Tischler

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313345685

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Provides biographies of American and British authors of Christian themed works from World War II until the present day.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Dream of Zion

A Dream of Zion

... Paths book) Science Fiction/Mystery& Detective Fiction Mystery Midrash: An Anthology of Jewish Mystery & Detective Fiction Edited by Lawrence W.Raphael ...

Author: Jeffrey K. Salkin

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580233408

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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The best-selling author of Putting God on the Guest List shares a diversity of views from top scholars, business leaders, authors, professionals, politicians, scientists, media personalities, and community and religious leaders, covering the entire denominational spectrum of Jewish life in America today.
Categories: Religion

The Guestroom Novelist

The Guestroom Novelist

The very first fiction title that Algonquin published, in 1983, ... fate denied to another brilliant novel Shannon Ravenel edited, Jim Peyton's Zions Cause, ...

Author: Donald Harington

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610756600

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 305

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Donald Harington, best known for his fifteen novels, was also a prolific writer of essays, articles, and book reviews. The Guestroom Novelist: A Donald Harington Miscellany gathers a career-spanning and eclectic selection of nonfiction by the Arkansawyer novelist Donald Harington that reveals how a life of devastating losses and disappointments inspired what the Boston Globe called the “quirkiest, most original body of work in contemporary US letters.” This extensive collection of interviews and other works of prose—many of which are previously unpublished—offers glimpses into Harington’s life, loves, and favorite obsessions, replays his minor (and not so minor) dramas with literary critics, and reveals the complicated and sometimes contentious relationship between his work of the writers he most admired. The Guestroom Novelist, which takes its title from an essay that serves as a love letter to his fellow underappreciated writers, paints a rich portrait of the artist as a young, middle-aged, and fiercely funny old man, as well as comic, sentimentalist, philosopher, and critic, paying testimony to the writer’s magnificent ability to transform the seemingly crude stuff of our material existence into enduring art.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Best Science Fiction of the Year

The Best Science Fiction of the Year

... and now Future Science Fiction will be featuring them as well. ... edited by Rajat Chaudhuri; Zion's Fiction, edited by Sheldon Teitelbaum and Emanuel ...

Author: Neil Clarke

Publisher: Start Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781597806206

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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From Hugo Award-winning editor Neil Clarke, the best science fiction stories of the year are collected in a single paperback volume. Keeping up-to-date with the most buzzworthy and cutting-edge science fiction requires sifting through countless magazines, e-zines, websites, blogs, original anthologies, single-author collections, and more―a task accomplishable by only the most determined and voracious readers. For everyone else, Night Shade Books is proud to introduce the latest volume of The Best Science Fiction of the Year, a yearly anthology compiled by Hugo and World Fantasy Award–winning editor Neil Clarke, collecting the finest that the genre has to offer, from the biggest names in the field to the most exciting new writers. The best science fiction scrutinizes our culture and politics, examines the limits of the human condition, and zooms across galaxies at faster-than-light speeds, moving from the very near future to the far-flung worlds of tomorrow in the space of a single sentence. Clarke, publisher and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed and award-winning magazine Clarkesworld, has selected the short science fiction (and only science fiction) best representing the previous year’s writing, showcasing the talent, variety, and awesome “sensawunda” that the genre has to offer.
Categories: Fiction

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Thirteen

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year  Volume Thirteen

there was the big one, the final book of new stories edited by Gardner Dozois. ... and Sheldon Teitelbaum's Zion's Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli ...

Author: Elizabeth Bear

Publisher: Rebellion Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781786182159

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

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A librarian helps a desperate student find the door into a book; Sir Thomas Moore’s head is stolen and a messy rescue ensues; a mother sells a piece of her memory so her daughter can afford an education. Science fiction is the story of what if and what comes next. It’s more playful, more inclusive and more entertaining than it has ever been before and as the world falls apart around us, it offers us a chance to understand how things could be better, or just how a great story can get us through another night. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Thirteen brings together the very best clashes between zombies and unicorns, robots and fairies, spaceships and more in a definitive volume that takes us everywhere from the distant future and the moons of our own solar system, to one last visit to Earthsea... Featuring stories from Kelly Barnhill // Elizabeth Bear // Brooke Bolander // Zen Cho // P. Djèlí Clark // John Crowley // Andy Duncan // Jeffrey Ford // Daryl Gregory // Alix E. Harrow // Maria Dahvana Headley // Simone Heller // S. L. Huang // Dave Hutchinson // N. K. Jemisin // T. Kingfisher // Naomi Kritzer // Rich Larson // Ursula K. Le Guin // Yoon Ha Lee // Ken Liu // Carmen Maria Machado // Annalee Newitz // Garth Nix // Naomi Novik // S. Qiouyi Lu // Kelly Robson // Vandana Singh // Tade Thompson // Alyssa Wong
Categories: Fiction

Flying Machines Over Zion Aviation Comes To Utah 1910 1919

Flying Machines Over Zion  Aviation Comes To Utah  1910 1919

CHECK OUT MORE TITLES BY DRY ICE PUBLISHING Fiction Titles Far From Gilded Halls (Available Now!) The Kaleidoscope (Coming 2007) NonFiction Titles The ...

Author: Anthony Martini

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781105007248

Category: Reference

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Anthony Martini offers a well-researched and interesting history of the first decade of flight in Utah, from 1910 to 1919, in this informative account of early aviation. This book features 45 intriguing illustrations capturing the faces, feats and failures of early flight in the Beehive State. It's a must have for any aviation enthusiast!
Categories: Reference

On Zion

On Zion

As a novel the book is worthless , but it is an important document of a person and a cause — indeed , of the intimate relation between a person and a cause ...

Author: Martin Buber

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815604823

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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Martin Buber's writings on Zion and Zionism go back to the early years of this century. To him, Zion was not primarily a political issue. Zionism implies a reorientation of the entire being, an overcoming of a Diaspora mentality, a catharsis, and a readiness to build in the land of Israel a new, just, free, and creative community.
Categories: Political Science

A Separate Identity Organizational Identity Among Readers of Zion s Watch Tower 1870 1887

A Separate Identity  Organizational Identity Among Readers of Zion   s Watch Tower  1870 1887

80 He saw “dime novels” as a source of spiritual harm.81 Reading novels wasn't ... 80 C. T. Russell: Finishing Touches of Christian Character, Zion's Watch ...

Author: B. W. Schulz

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304969408

Category: History

Page: 376

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This is a history of the Watch Tower movement's earliest years written to an academic standard. It is based on fresh research into original documents. This is volume one of a two volume work. Volume two is in preparation.
Categories: History

The Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion

The Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion

FICTION. FORGED. INTO. “FACT”. A number of years after this Russian translation of the Goedsche-Retcliffe story appeared, Sir John Retcliffe, alias Goedsche ...

Author: Herman Bernstein

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783748110491

Category: Political Science

Page: 97

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This is the history of a Lie-of a cruel and terrible Lie invented for the purpose of defaming the entire Jewish people. Given out as fiction, by a German anti-Semitic writer, involved in the Waldeck forgery case, who concealed his identity under the pen-name of an Englishman, it was gradually changed and elaborated, and finally groomed as fact. Agents of the Russian secret police department and of the unscrupulous "Black Hundreds" then utilized this fiction as the framework for the "protocols" through which they sought to crush the Jews and prop up the tottering Russian dynasty. Tsarism destroyed itself, but the agents of Tsarism, still dreaming of their past glory and of a restoration of their privileges, are at work again, both here and abroad. Out of the scrapheap of Russian autocracy, they have exhumed their old weapons and are striking at the Jews again. Upon the structure of the old myths they are striving to erect new falsehoods in order to intensify everywhere chaos and confusion and dissatisfaction so that they may attain their own dastardly and selfish ends.
Categories: Political Science

Rock Climbing Utah

Rock Climbing Utah

They're sometimes called “Zion's Fiction.” Nearby climbing shops, gyms, and guide services: Gear: The Desert Rat. Guides: Zion Mountain School, Zion Rock ...

Author: Stewart M. Green

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762792849

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 608

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Utah is a magnificent landscape of startling diversity and beauty, manifested for climbers in more cliff miles of exposed rock than any other state. Fragile sandstone towers pierce the sky amid endless miles of vertical cliffs sometimes more than a half mile high; wondrous canyon walls of cobblestone and limestone overhang at dizzying angles; and granite domes and slabs recline on sunny mountain slopes. Rock Climbing Utah is the only guide available that covers all the major climbing areas in the state. Traditional and sport climbers from the beginner to expert will find a superb sampling of hundreds of routes in the 25 areas covered--including 300 new routes that were not in the first edition. This fully revised and expanded guidebook offers first-hand information for climbers, including area overviews and climbing histories, route betas and topos, color maps and photos, equipment recommendations, approach and descent information, and listings for shops, gyms, and guide services. Stunning action photos round out the package to make Rock Climbing Utah an essential source for visitng and local climbers alike.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Masculinity in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema

Masculinity in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema

Black characters are placed in positions of power and agency, with Morpheus and Lock both vying for leadership in Zion, one a powerful orator, ...

Author: Marianne Kac-Vergne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786733153

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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If science fiction stages the battle between humans and non-humans, whether alien or machine, who is elected to fight for us? In the classics of science fiction cinema, humanity is nearly always represented by a male, and until recently, a white male. Spanning landmark American films from Blade Runner to Avatar, this major new study offers the first ever analysis of masculinity in science fiction cinema. It uncovers the evolution of masculine heroes from the 1980s until the present day, and the roles played by their feminine counterparts. Considering gender alongside racial and class politics, Masculinity in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema also situates filmic examples within the broader culture. It is indispensable for understanding science fiction and its role in contemporary cultural politics.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theodor Herzl From Europe to Zion

Theodor Herzl  From Europe to Zion

Despite its many aesthetic flaws, improbablilities, and fundamental lack of verisimilitude, the novel makes a strong case for Jewish nationalism founded ...

Author: Mark H. Gelber

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110936056

Category: History

Page: 256

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Dieser Band besteht aus 16 Beiträgen. Sie sind revidierte und erweiterte Fassungen der Vorträge, die 2004 im Rahmen internationaler Tagungen über Theodor Herzl (1860-1904) gehalten wurden, um seines hundertsten Todestages zu gedenken. Der Schwerpunkt des Bandes liegt auf literarischen und kulturpolitischen Fragestellungen zu Herzl sowie auf Themen, die mit der Rezeption seiner Werke sowie seiner Persönlichkeit zu tun haben. Andere Themen, die in diesem Buch diskutiert werden, sind u.a. Herzl zwischen Mythos und Messianismus, Herzls Nationalismus, Herzl und Afrika, Herzl als Dramatiker, Herzl im Film sowie die Herzl-Rezeption in Israel und in Europa.
Categories: History

Zion City Illinois

Zion City  Illinois

Other titles in the series include : Anticipations : Essays on Early Science Fiction and Its Precursors . David Seed , ed . Charlotte Perkins Gilman : Her ...

Author: Philip L. Cook

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815626215

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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As a theocracy, Zion City maintained a well-disciplined community where life was based upon Dowie's interpretations of Old Testament regulations of moral and religious matters, and by 1905, it had grown to six thousand Dowietes from around the world, many attracted by Dowie's phenomenal healing ministry. This in-depth look at Zion City is not a study of Dowie the man but of the greater Dowie era, with the city itself as the focus of the work.
Categories: Social Science

New Suns Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color

New Suns  Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color

Why do you think we got kicked out of Zion? We lost our innocence when Adam and Eve broke God's trust, ate from the tree and brought fiction into the world.

Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Publisher: Rebellion Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781786182036

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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“There’s nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns,” proclaimed Octavia E. Butler. New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color showcases emerging and seasoned writers of many races telling stories filled with shocking delights, powerful visions of the familiar made strange. Between this book’s covers burn tales of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and their indefinable overlappings. These are authors aware of our many possible pasts and futures, authors freed of stereotypes and clichés, ready to dazzle you with their daring genius. Unexpected brilliance shines forth from every page. Includes stories by Kathleen Alcala, Minsoo Kang, Anil Menon, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Alex Jennings, Alberto Yanez, Steven Barnes, Jaymee Goh, Karin Lowachee, E. Lily Yu, Andrea Hairston, Tobias Buckell, Hiromi Goto, Rebecca Roanhorse, Indrapramit Das, Chinelo Onwualu and Darcie Little Badger.
Categories: Fiction