First and Only Destiny

First Kiss, First Love, Forever Love?

Author: Gloria Silk

Publisher: Tanya Freedman (Creative Hummingbird Results)

ISBN: 0993695221

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 172

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The first and only American epic poem

Author: Rames J. Bucci

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499043899

Category: Poetry

Page: 382

View: 9545

In order to fully appreciate the author’s ideas for creating this work, an understanding of an epic poem is necessary. An epic poem consists of a lengthy narrative. It is about a segment of time and place in which someone (a hero or such) conveys his thoughts, feelings and experiences into verse. The verse is not a simple one. It is based on dactylic hexameter as in Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey” from ancient times, or Dante’s “Divine Comedy”. Dante and Virgil, the Roman poet, traveled through hell, purgatory and paradise in order to reach God. Another example is Virgil’s “Aeneid”. In this work, Mr. Bucci describes the thoughts and feelings as he experienced them in his coming to America. He included the people he met in his journey through life. Mr. Bucci greatly admired the land that he had become a part of. He struggled through the hardships and trials of life, including the “great depression” of 1929. The hopes and dreams of everyone, he felt were dependent on each individual’s freedom to reach out to the opportunities that America could offer them. His work offers hope and encouragement to all who would listen to his words of wisdom. This poem was how he saw the current times in America, the land that he valued and loved so much.

Second Destiny

The Older Generation Broke Them Apart… The Younger Generation Reunites Them…

Author: Gloria Silk

Publisher: Tanya Freedman w/a Gloria Silk (Creative Hummingbird Results)

ISBN: 0993695205


Page: 270

View: 3854

From USA Today Bestselling Author, Gloria Silk "Beautifully written love story with a perfect happy ever after." Elizabeth Lennox, Author of the Thorpe Brothers series The standalone bestseller, First and Only Destiny gave Lia and Devraj their own well deserved dramatic and satisfying happy-ever-after! BUT what if... What if Lia and Devraj lose each other within minutes and are both left devastated, unable to forget each other? Second Destiny is an emotional, sensuous story of the star-crossed lovers reuniting 19 years later. Just as Lia discovers her husband's infidelity, her first love, Devraj is at her door. Lia's 18-year-old daughter and Devraj's nephew are repeating romantic history. Can Lia and the Bollywood-gorgeous hero put their past behind, or will their sizzling, intense passion reignite and endanger everything in its path? THE OLDER GENERATION BROKE THEM APART… Lia Abraham gave up everything for her family and culture—art, autonomy and even self-worth. Worst of all was the sacrifice of Bollywood-gorgeous, idealistic Devraj Shah, when Lia caved in to pressure from both their families. She broke her first love’s heart by marrying the “right” Jewish man. THE YOUNGER GENERATION REUNITES THEM… Nineteen years later, minutes after Lia demands a divorce from her cheating husband, her world turns upside down again; Devraj is at her door. His nephew and Lia’s feisty teenage daughter are repeating history. They’re in love, but the now reserved, enigmatic Devraj is dead-set against the couple’s marriage plans. He is convinced Lia’s daughter will ultimately reject his nephew the way Lia had rejected Devraj. After years of feeling caged in a loveless marriage, Lia embraces her newly found freedom, and her resurgent passion for Devraj is irresistible. Once again, she surrenders to the true love of her life, but their affair re-ignites opposition from both families. Will Lia’s second chance at love again destroy her loved ones and her dreams? Torn once again between her love for Devraj, her family responsibilities and her need for true independence, will Lia choose duty over the desires of her heart?

Islam and the Destiny of Man

Author: Gai Eaton

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887061615

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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Islam and the Destiny of Man by Charles Le Gai Eaton is a wide-ranging study of the Muslim religion from a unique point of view. The author, a former member of the British Diplomatic Service, was brought up as an agnostic and embraced Islam at an early age after writing a book (commissioned by T.S. Eliot) on Eastern religions and their influence upon Western thinkers. As a Muslim he has retained his adherence to the perennial philosophy which, he maintains, underlies the teachings of all the great religions. The aim of this book is to explore what it means to be a Muslim, a member of a community which embraces a quarter of the world's population and to describe the forces which have shaped the hearts and the minds of Islamic people. After considering the historic confrontation between Islam and Christendom and analysing the difference between the three monotheistic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), the author describes the two poles of Muslim belief in terms of 'Truth' and 'Mercy'--the unitarian truth which is the basis of the Muslim's faith and the mercy inherent in this truth. In the second part of the book he explains the significance of the Qur'an and tells the dramatic story of Muhammad's life and of the early Caliphate. Lastly, the author considers the Muslim view of man's destiny, the social structure of Islam, the role of art and mysticism and the inner meaning of Islamic teaching concerning the hereafter. Throughout this book the author is concerned not with the religion of Islam in isolation, but with the very nature of religious faith, its spiritual and intellectual foundations, and the light it casts upon the mysteries and paradoxes of the human condition.

The Force of Destiny

A History of Italy Since 1796

Author: Christopher Duggan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618353675

Category: History

Page: 652

View: 3864

A sweeping history of Italy describes the turbulent birth of a unified modern nation during the first half of the nineteenth century, its destructive role during World War I, the rise of Mussolini and authoritarianism in the 1920s and 1930s, its defeat during World War II, and the legacy of its tempestuous history for modern-day Italy.

Only In My Wildest Dreams

One Connection Can Change Destiny

Author: H. R. Brock

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496957652

Category: Fiction

Page: 378

View: 3147

Adrienne Hudson has everything any girl could ever desire. Jeydon Spears is a boy so scarred no one gives him a passing glance. But when they meet, a connection that could change their very destiny forms. The question is, will they both survive when demons threaten to tear them apart?

A Date with Destiny

Author: Bryant Ferguson, III

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456746820

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 136

View: 7075

I would like to dedicate the book to the memory of Allison Miller Ferguson and Bryant Ferguson II. I would like to thank My Lovely Wife Latoya Ferguson, My mother Mae Ferguson, My sisters Karon Hall and Janet Ferguson, My Neice Aisha Ferguson and Henry Chancellor. My Daughters Jazmine and Janyah. My best Friend Lee Bostic his wife Felica Bostic and Scott Williams.

Rendezvous with Destiny

Ronald Reagan and the Campaign That Changed America

Author: Craig Shirley

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497636388

Category: Political Science

Page: 752

View: 1359

“A first-rate work of insider his­tory . . . A monumental accomplishment.” —National Review The election that changed everything: Craig Shirley’s masterful account of the 1980 presidential campaign reveals how a race judged “too close to call” as late as Election Day became a Reagan landslide—and altered the course of history. To write Rendezvous with Destiny, Shirley gained unprecedented access to 1980 campaign files and interviewed more than 150 insiders—from Reagan’s closest advisers and family members to Jimmy Carter himself. His gripping account follows Reagan’s unlikely path from his bitter defeat on the floor of the 1976 Republican convention, through his underreported “wilderness years,” through grueling primary fights in which he knocked out several Republican heavyweights, through an often-nasty general election campaign complicated by the presence of a third-party candidate (not to mention the looming shadow of Ted Kennedy), to Reagan’s astounding victory on Election Night in 1980. Shirley’s years of intensive research have enabled him to relate countless untold stories—including, at long last, the solution to one of the most enduring mysteries in politics: just how Reagan’s campaign got hold of Carter’s debate briefing books.

Common Destiny

Dictatorship, Foreign Policy, and War in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany

Author: MacGregor Knox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521582087

Category: History

Page: 262

View: 7399

This book offers a genuinely comparative analysis of the dictatorships that launched the Second World War: their origins, nature, dynamics, and common ruin. It provides an unconventional and compelling overview from territorial unification in the 1860s to national catastrophe in 1943/45 that places Fascism and Nazism firmly in the tradition of revolutionary mass politics inaugurated in the French Revolution. Set within that overview are chapters analyzing Mussolini's poorly understood foreign policy and the character and performance of the military instruments upon which success chiefly depended-the Italian and German armies. The chapter on the German army and the conclusion-which dissects the causes of the striking disparities between the two dictatorships in expansionist appetite, fighting power, and staying power-argue that a unique synthesis of Prusso-German military tradition and Nazi revolution propelled Germany's fight to the last cartridge in 1943-45.

Akashic Who's Who

Of Psychics, Mediums, Healers and More!

Author: Victoria Lynn Weston

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595337422

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 372

View: 8056

The art of intuitively accessing information in ways that expand the boundaries of ordinary reality has been called the world's "second oldest profession." In some cultures, power and authority are bestowed on those with such special abilities. Recent polls estimate that over 50 percent of the population believes or has an interest in psychic ability and related phenomena. Another 25 percent feel that they have directly experienced psychic phenomena. Now you, too, can learn more about this fascinating subject by exploring: How to select the right psychic for you How psychic healing works How the concepts of free will and the future fit into the prophetic world What the skeptics say In Akashic Who's Who, author Victoria lynn Weston introduces you to the world's best psychics, intuitives, mediums, healers and clairvoyants. This practical guide features biographies and intimate interviews with more than 25 top professionals in the prophetic world, as well as several book excerpts from other leading authors. Akashic Who's Who will take you to a dimension beyond your five senses.

My Roots, My Love, My Destiny

Author: Beatrice Akpu Inyang Eleje

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475934688

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

View: 3912

My Roots, My Love, My Destinyis the story of two strong women, told across an epic and rich canvas painted by two wars and two unique destinies. In her ninety-six years, Ogeri, author Beatrice Akpu Inyang Eleje’s mother, experienced danger, heartbreak, and great love. Her journey spanned most of the twentieth century and was dictated by the societal norms, values, and traditions of the Nigeria of her time. Lovingly reconstructed, these are a few of Eleje’s most beloved and revered memories of her mother. For the daughter, her journey was spent attempting to navigate rapidly changing waters. Caught between two colliding civilizations—the Western civilization and African culture and Nigeria—two cultures, and two world views, her path was less certain. While one world encouraged independence, the other demanded absolute filial obedience. Rebellion was inevitable. As Eleje listened to her mother speak of her life, the similarities emerged. Both women survived their husbands, and both knew the heartache of illness, loss, and uncertainty—as well as the joys of love in the most unexpected places. But through it all rings a life-sustaining truth worth celebrating: no matter how dark the tunnel, there is always light just around the corner ... if you can just lift your head to look. Designed to inspire younger women to persevere in the face of seemingly in-surmountable odds, the story of these two women proves that no matter what, you just need to take the next step—to-ward hope.

Daughter of Destiny

Author: Lindsay McKenna

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426840314

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5930

She'd left her family and her tribe to serve her country. Now Lieutenant Kai Alseoun's military career was over, shattered by betrayal. And so the prodigal daughter came home--to find that fate had another plan for her.... The tribe's medicine woman claimed it was Kai's destiny to find a sacred artifact and save their people. To Kai, destiny felt like a curse. Because this mission pitted her against a deadly enemy--and sent her to the Australian Outback with the one man she had hoped to forget. Only one thing was certain: Kai was determined to win. Or die trying... SISTERS OF THE ARK: Driven by a dream of legendary power, these Native American women have sworn to protect all that their people hold dear.

The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians

Author: Gordon D. Fee

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802863620

Category: Religion

Page: 366

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In The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians Gordon Fee?s first aim is a fresh exposition of the biblical text. He shows the reader what is in the text, then what was meant by the text and what it means. Fee reveals the logic of each argument or narrative before moving on to the details of each verse. He concludes each section with a theological or applicational reflection on the meaning of the text today. / In order to make his work not only useful, but also understandable, Fee uses diagrams of sentence structure, italics for emphasis, and a listing of points. He explores authorship, the city of Thessalonica, and the occasion for writing for each epistle, restoring 2 Thessalonians to the place it deserves as a full companion to the first letter, rather than merely a tagalong to 1 Thessalonians. / Like Fee?s previous volumes in this series, this insightful, thoroughly readable commentary on Paul?s two letters of thanksgiving, information, encouragement, and exhortation to the separated, suffering community of Gentile converts in Thessalonica is destined to become the premier work on these books. / ?Fee could not be boring even if he tried. The zest of his prose makes him exciting to read, and his scholarship is always rigorous.?? D. A. Carson

Jason's Destiny

Path to Freedom

Author: SG Morrison

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450036562

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 6751

Helplessly tied up and leaned against the alley wall eight year old Jason watches as his older brother is syatematically beaten to death and in anguish he cries out for mercy when suddenly something strange and unexplainable happens and young Jason is changed forever and as the alien watches from the shadows he fears what they created today will one day seek his revenge on them all. Jason’s Destiny is a story about a journey. The journey of a little boy who at the age of five is forced to flee the only home he ever knew to the streets of Rim Town. There he and Cole, his older brother, would start their new lives. But unknown by them they were marked boys. Little did they suspect that everything they thought they knew was a lie carefully orchestrated by the most powerful beings in the universe, the Ancients. They were so powerful they could destroy planets and stars with the power of their minds. Nothing and no one could stand before them, but something was stirring. Something even they feared and Jason was their only hope. Jason was their creation. It had taken them over three thousand years of trial and error. The genes of the greatest and most powerful Ancients flowed in Jason’s veins, but also something else simply referred to as the X-factor. Jason is compelled to seek them out in order to learn the secret of their power and after many failed encounters he finally finds the “one” and now the real journey begins. A journey that will take Jason to the ends of the universe, across dimensions, and through time itself. Along the way he would find friendship and love, but most importantly he would find himself and why that would mean so much to so many.

Freedom and Destiny

Author: Rollo May

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393346978

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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The popular psychoanalyst examines the continuing tension in our lives between the possibilities that freedom offers and the various limitations imposed upon us by our particular fate or destiny. "May is an existential analyst who deservedly enjoys a reputation among both general and critical readers as an accessible and insightful social and psychological theorist. . . . Freedom's characteristics, fruits, and problems; destiny's reality; death; and therapy's place in the confrontation between freedom and destiny are examined. . . . Poets, social critics, artists, and other thinkers are invoked appropriately to support May's theory of freedom and destiny's interdependence."—Library Journal "Especially instructive, even stunning, is Dr. May's willingness to respect mystery. . . .There is, too, at work throughout the book a disciplined yet relaxed clinical mind, inclined to celebrate . . . what Flannery O'Connor called 'mystery and manners,' and to do so in a tactful, meditative manner."—Robert Coles, America


Or, The Chief's Daughter

Author: Susan Ferrier

Publisher: N.A



Page: 428

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Stone of Destiny

A Passenger's Guide

Author: Ian R. Hamilton

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857900668

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 4043

This title is now a major Hollywood film starring Robert Carlyle and Billy Boyd. Ian Robertson Hamilton was an unknown law student at Glasgow University until Christmas Eve 1950. On that night, assisted by Alan Stewart, Gavin Vernon and Kay Matheson, he took the Stone of Destiny from beneath the Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey and in doing so became a Scottish national hero. In England, however, the act had the opposite effect and a manhunt for the 'vulgar vandals' was started to satisfy the outrage of the English establishment and bring them to justice. In the end, the Stone was given up, but the gang were not charged. This solitary act set Hamilton on a path for the rest of his life from which he has not diverged. Although, it is now nearly sixty years since that fateful night, it is the actual events surrounding the taking of the Stone which hold people spellbound when Hamilton recounts them.In this book, Ian Hamilton has set down the chain of events which led to his decision to go to London, remove the Stone and a minute-by-minute account of the act and the aftermath. But this is not simply a retelling of a stunt that made nationwide news, it is a book about how a nation's conscience was stirred by a symbolic act that changed lives of many.