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Francis of Assisi: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint
by Andre Vauchez

Language

English

Pages

415

Publication Date

October 23, 2012

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<b>A biography of the saint as both mystic and man: 鈥淭he single best book about Francis now available in English鈥?(<i>Commonweal</i>).</b><br /> 聽<br /> In this towering work, Andre Vauchez draws on the vast body of scholarship on Francis of Assisi, particularly the important research of recent decades, to create a complete and engaging portrait of the saint. He also explores how the memory of Francis was shaped by contemporaries who recollected him in their writings, and completes the book by setting 鈥渋l Poverello鈥?in the context of his time, bringing to light what was new, surprising, and even astonishing in the life and vision of this man.<br /> 聽<br /> The first part of the book is a fascinating reconstruction of Francis鈥檚 life and work. The second and third parts deal with the texts鈥攈agiographies, chronicles, sermons, personal testimonies, etc.鈥攐f writers who recorded aspects of Francis鈥檚 life and movement as they remembered them, and used those remembrances to construct a portrait of Francis relevant to their concerns. Finally, Vauchez explores those aspects of Francis鈥檚 life, personality, and spiritual vision that were unique to him, including his experience of God, his approach to nature, his understanding and use of Scripture, and his impact on culture as well as culture鈥檚 impact on him.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淐onsidered one of the great spiritual leaders of humankind, Francis of Assisi was also a man of many faces and personas: ascetic, the founder of a religious order, a romantic hero, a mystic, a defender of the poor, a promoter of peace. But as Vauchez emphasizes鈥攁nd this biography constantly reminds us鈥擣rancis was also a flesh-and-blood human being聽.聽.聽. A bracing, erudite account of a mystic鈥檚 life.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Booklist </i>
The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Id...
by Jill Lepore

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

September 21, 2009

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<b>Winner of the Bancroft Prize</b><br /><br />King Philip's War, the excruciating racial war鈥攃olonists against Indians鈥攖hat erupted in New England in 1675, was, in proportion to population, the bloodiest in American history. Some even argued that the massacres and outrages on both sides were too horrific to "deserve the name of a war."<br />聽聽聽 The war's brutality compelled the colonists to defend themselves against accusations that they had become savages. But Jill Lepore makes clear that it was after the war鈥攁nd because of it鈥攖hat the boundaries between cultures, hitherto blurred, turned into rigid ones. King Philip's War became one of the most written-about wars in our history, and Lepore argues that the words strengthened and hardened feelings that, in turn, strengthened and hardened the enmity between Indians and Anglos.聽<br />聽聽 Telling the story of what may have been the bitterest of American conflicts, and its reverberations over the centuries, Lepore has enabled us to see how the ways in which we remember past events are as important in their effect on our history as were the events themselves.<br /><br />Winner of the the 1998 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award of the Phi Beta Kappa Society
Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony
by Lee Miller

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

January 01, 2012

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November 1587. A report reaches London that Sir Walter Raleigh鈥檚 expedition, which left England months before to land the first English settlers in America, has foundered. On Roanoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina, a tragedy is unfolding. Something has gone very wrong, and the colony鈥?15 men, women, and children, among them the first English child born in the New World, Virginia Dare鈥攊s in trouble. But there will be no rescue. Before help can reach them, all will vanish with barely a trace.<br />The Lost Colony is America鈥檚 oldest unsolved mystery. In this remarkable example of historical detective work, Lee Miller goes back to the original evidence and offers a fresh solution to the enduring legend. She establishes beyond doubt that the tragedy of the Lost Colony did not begin on the shores of Roanoke but within the walls of Westminster, in the inner circle of Queen Elizabeth鈥檚 government. As Miller detects, powerful men had reason to want Raleigh鈥檚 mission to fail. Furthermore, Miller shows what must have become of the settlers, left to face a hostile world that was itself suffering the upheavals of an alien invasion. Narrating a thrilling tale of court intrigue, spy rings, treachery, sabotage, Native American politics, and colonial power, Miller has finally shed light on a four-hundred-year-old unsolved mystery.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by MALCOLM X

Language

English

Pages

527

Publication Date

August 25, 2015

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<b><b>Now available as an eBook for the very first time! 鈥⒙?lt;/b>ONE OF <i>TIME</i>鈥橲 TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY</b><br /> <b>聽</b><br />In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. <i>The Autobiography of Malcolm X </i>stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America.<br />聽<br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Autobiography of Malcolm X</i></b><br /> <i>聽</i><br />鈥淢alcolm X鈥檚 autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will.鈥?lt;b>鈥擝arack Obama, <i>Dreams from My Father</i></b><br /><br />鈥淓xtraordinary . . . a brilliant, painful, important book.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <i>聽</i><br /> 鈥淎 great book . . . Its dead level honesty, its passion, its exalted purpose, will make it stand as a monument to the most painful truth.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Nation</i></b><br /> <b><i>聽</i></b><br />鈥淭he most important book I鈥檒l ever read, it changed the way I thought, it changed the way I acted. It has given me courage I didn鈥檛 know I had inside me. I鈥檓 one of hundreds of thousands whose lives were changed for the better.鈥?lt;b>鈥擲pike Lee</b><br />聽<br />鈥淭his book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle.鈥?lt;b>鈥擨. F. Stone</b>
Escaped Mail Order Bride And Her Redeemed Husband (A Western Hist...
by Florence Linnington

Language

English

Pages

419

Publication Date

September 28, 2019

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When home is no longer safe, the only way out is to escape as a mail order bride鈥?lt;br /><br />Catherine West is fleeing from her abusive stepfather Hershel West, and she decides she will tow her ten-year-old stepbrother Guss along.<br /><br />Her only hope: Jeremiah Bealls, a ranch hand who has been writing to her through a mail order bride catalogue.<br /><br />When Catherine shows up on Jeremiah鈥檚 doorstep unexpectedly, with her little brother in tow, both their worlds are sent spinning. <br /><br />Jeremiah falls in love with the strong-willed, stoic Catherine almost instantly. But Catherine is more hesitant to let him into her heart. An abusive past and the fear that her stepfather may yet be looking for them, keeps Catherine in a constant state of fear.<br /><br />Just as Catherine begins to open up to her new husband, a horrible secret is revealed: Jeremiah鈥檚 past is full of alcohol and wild, drunken nights.<br /><br />Fearing that Jeremiah will once again start to drink, Catherine must decide whether she can trust the man she has begun to fall for, or whether she and Guss must spend their lives running from one violent man after another.<br /><br />And when Hershel tracks Catherine down and wants his son back, Jeremiah is the only person standing in his way.<br /><br />Hershel won鈥檛 hurt his son, but will Jeremiah be sober enough to face him?<br />Will Catherine choose to redeem Jeremiah, or find love somewhere else?
Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You
by Ann Shen

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<h3><strong>Goddesses 鈥?Mythology 鈥?Inspiration</strong></h3><p><strong>Readers who have enjoyed聽<em>Warrior Goddess Training</em>聽or聽<em>Women Who Run with the Wolves</em>聽will love Ann Shen鈥檚聽<em>Legendary Ladies</em></strong></p><p><strong>Goddesses from mythology:</strong>聽Goddesses from our past are celebrated in this lushly illustrated book by Ann Shen, the author and artist who created聽<em>Bad Girls Throughout History.</em>聽Ann is an illustrator, letterer, and author based in Los Angeles who has created artwork for a number of publications, campaigns, products, and galleries.</p><p><strong>Explore the feminine divine and feel empowered:聽</strong>Legendary goddesses and powerful deities are celebrated in gorgeous artwork and enlightening essays. Lushly illustrated goddesses that you will love include:</p><ul><li>Aphrodite, the Greek goddess whose love overcame mortality</li><li>Mazu, the Chinese deity who safely guides travelers home</li><li>Lakshmi, the Hindu provider of fortune and prosperity</li></ul><p><strong>Unique alternative to Goddess cards or other gift items:</strong>聽Ann Shen's signature watercolors make聽<em>Legendary Ladies</em>聽a unique, gift-worthy homage to the mighty women within.</p>
Montana Mail Order Bride Box Set (Westward Series)- Books 1 - 3: ...
by Linda Bridey

Language

English

Pages

510

Publication Date

August 05, 2014

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<h2> The first three novels in the series that critics describe as 鈥渁 wonderful spellbinding blend of hope, passion, romance, and humor.鈥?</h2> <br /><b> Westward Winds </b><br />Tessa O鈥機onnor lives in a world of privilege and excess. Her doting parents want her to make a good match with a worthy gentleman and live a respectable life. She is beautiful and intelligent and she comes with a hefty dowry. There is no reason that she shouldn鈥檛 be able to find an eligible man and settle down. <br />Tessa gets married to Dean and they struggle to find common ground and make their marriage work. Will they each take the risk and open their hearts to one another? Can their marriage survive and will they find love and contentment in each other? Their future happiness hangs in the balance under the Montana skies. <br /><b> Westward Dance</b><br />Madelyn O鈥機onnor is beautiful, popular, and comfortable with her opulent life. That is until she is brutally attacked by the son of one of the wealthiest families in Pittsburgh. Her parents are ready to fight the case out in the courts, but Madelyn doesn鈥檛 want any publicity about it. She wants to forget that it ever happened, but can鈥檛. <br />Her family grows increasingly worried about the depressive state she falls into and they try to come up with ways to help her, but nothing seems to work. Tessa feels that it would be best for Madelyn to get far away from the city and wants her to come to Montana, but Madelyn is resistant to the idea. <br />Seth Samuels, Tessa鈥檚 brother-in-law, becomes injured when he and his men are attacked by wild dogs on a cattle drive. He鈥檚 morose and anxious over the prospect of not being able to participate in drives any longer. Tessa sees two people she loves hurting and thinks that maybe they can help each other when no one else can. She appeals to Seth to help convince Madelyn to come west. Seth refuses at first, but then figures that since he can鈥檛 do much else he might as well try to help. <br />Madelyn and Seth begin a volley of letters in which Seth entices Madelyn to come meet him. <br />As their relationship deepens there are seemingly insurmountable obstacles that threaten to tear them apart. Can each of them compromise in order to have a future together or will their pride keep them from realizing their dreams? <br /><b> Westward Bound </b><br />Claire O鈥機onnor is the youngest of the three O鈥機onnor sisters. Unlike her older siblings, Claire doesn鈥檛 have great skills in social niceties. Even though she tries to fit in, Claire will never be popular in the elite world in which she was born. Claire would much rather be in school or learning business strategy from her father than do anything else. When she travels to Montana for her sister Maddie鈥檚 wedding to Seth Samuels, she meets the youngest Samuels brother, Marcus. <br />She鈥檚 attracted to his dark good looks and flashing gray eyes but knows he thinks of her as annoying kid who happens to be extremely intelligent. During the time she spends in Montana, she and Marcus develop an antagonistic relationship, which Claire purposely fosters to hide her crush on him. She dreams of snaring Marcus鈥?heart one day, and begins her secret mission as soon as she arrives back in Pittsburgh. <br />Three years later, their long distant debates continue. Claire has graduated from college and now turns her focus on making a life of her own. Marcus is part of that plan, but he doesn鈥檛 know that. When Maddie and Seth return to Montana after attending her graduation, Claire goes with them to put her plan into action. <br />Marcus鈥?life is turned upside down by an unforeseen event that threatens to tear his family apart forever. Despite their antagonism, Marcus turns to Claire for help, unwittingly falling into her trap. Together they will face an uncertain future. Can they find the fortitude to withstand the tests that come their way or will they both end up with broken hearts?<br />
Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing
by Jay Stringer

Language

English

Pages

263

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<b><i>Outreach</i> magazine 2018 Resource of the Year鈥擟ounseling & Relationships!</b><br /><i>Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing</i> is a ground-breaking resource that explores the 鈥渨hy鈥?behind self-destructive sexual choices. The book is based on research from over 3,800 men and women seeking freedom from unwanted sexual behavior, be that the use of pornography, an affair, or buying sex.<br /><br />Jay Stringer鈥檚 (M.Div, MA, LMHC) original research found that unwanted sexual behavior can be both shaped by and predicted based on the parts of our story鈥攑ast and present鈥攖hat remain unaddressed. When we pay attention to our unwanted sexual desires and identify the unique reasons that trigger them, the path of healing is revealed.<br /><br />Although many of us feel ashamed and unwanted after years of sexual brokenness, the book invites the reader to see that behavior as the very location God can most powerfully work in their lives. Counselors, pastors, and accountability partners of those who experience sexual shame will also find in this book the deep spiritual and psychological guidance they need to effectively minister to the sexually broken around them.
Mail Order Bride's Baby And Her Mismatched Rancher (A Western His...
by Florence Linnington

Language

English

Pages

382

Publication Date

August 21, 2019

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A mail order bride with a baby mismatched to a rancher with no interest in children鈥?lt;br /><br />Abbie Hustley thinks her future is secure when she becomes a mail order bride for a rancher in the west. There will be no more singing in saloons, no more late nights.<br /><br />Sam Sayler has everything he wants, a ranch of his own, loyal ranch hands, and a life under the wide Colorado skies. All he needs now, is a wife.<br /><br />When Abbie arrives in Sunny Springs, they realize a terrible misunderstanding has taken place: the mail order bride agency has mismatched Abbie to Sam. <br /><br />Abbie has a baby. <br />And a baby is the last thing Sam wants. <br /><br />Sam鈥檚 dark past is stopping him from accepting Abbie鈥檚 baby as his own. But Abbie can see that deep down, Sam likes children.<br /><br />Sam finds it hard to face his own fears. While a snowstorm forces Abbie to stay at his ranch, he intends to send both mother and child packing as soon as the weather clears.<br /><br />Finally Abbie is forced to give him an ultimatum: love her and her child or lose them both.<br /><br />Will Abbie and her baby be forced to leave her new home in search of another fresh start?<br />Or will Sam overcome his past, and allow Abbie to redeem him?
Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Alway...
by Jackie Hill Perry

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

September 03, 2018

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鈥淚 used to be a lesbian.鈥?lt;br /> 聽<br /> In <i>Gay Girl, Good God</i>, author Jackie Hill Perry shares her own story, offering practical tools that helped her in the process of finding wholeness. Jackie grew up fatherless and experienced gender confusion. She embraced masculinity and homosexuality with every fiber of her being. She knew that Christians had a lot to say about all of the above. But was she supposed to change herself? How was she supposed to stop loving women, when homosexuality felt more natural to her than heterosexuality ever could?<br /> 聽<br /> At age nineteen, Jackie came face-to-face with what it meant to be made new. And not in a church, or through contact with Christians. God broke in and turned her heart toward Him right in her own bedroom in light of His gospel.<br /> 聽<br /> Read in order to understand. Read in order to hope. Or read in order, like Jackie, to be made new.

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