Hard To Be A God

Author: Arkady Strugatsky,Boris Strugatsky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473208300

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6078

Anton is an undercover operative from future Earth, who travels to an alien world whose culture has not progressed beyond the Middle Ages. Although in possession of far more advanced knowledge than the society around him, he is forbidden to interfere with the natural progress of history. His place is to observe rather than interfere - but can he remain aloof in the face of so much cruelty and injustice ...?

Hard to be a god

Author: Arkadi Strugatski,Boris Strugatski

Publisher: Readers Union / The Science Fiction Book Club (PublishDrive)

ISBN: 1365763005

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 3393

Don Rumata has been sent from Earth to other planet, to the medieval kingdom of Arkanar with instructions to observe and to save what he can. Masquerading as an arrogant nobleman, a dueler, and a brawler, he is never defeated, but yet he can never kill. With his doubt and compassion, and his deep love for a local girl named Kira, Rumata wants to save the kingdom from the machinations of Don Reba, the first minister to the king. But given his orders, what role can he play? This long overdue translation will reintroduce one of the most profound Soviet-era novels to an eager audience. The premise of this story seems like a grand adventure. Scientists and observers from a future paradise earth infiltrate and study other earth-like planets. Their main principle resembles Star Trek's 'prime directive' of non-interference. But this is not another peaceful little kingdom they study. The world itself is breaking down. Warlords, such as the vicious Don Reba, hunt down and destroy any person who can read or write. That world is a lump of filth, a place in rapid and horrific decline. Language itself is breaking down, collapsing into grunts and single phrases. And for the scientists who are observing this, for our fake Don Murata, it is hard to be a god, to stand by and watch as people destroy themselves. He can try and save a few literates and talk to them, but they slip through his grasp and fade into oblivion...

Hard to be a God

Author: Arkadiĭ Strugat︠s︡kiĭ,Wendayne Ackerman,Boris Strugat︠s︡kiĭ

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780413452603

Category: Russian fiction

Page: 219

View: 8604


Science Fiction, Alien Encounters, and the Ethics of Posthumanism

Beyond the Golden Rule

Author: E. Gomel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137367636

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 1499

Science Fiction, Alien Encounters, and the Ethics of Posthumanism offers a typology of alien encounters and addresses a range of texts including classic novels of alien encounter by H.G. Wells and Robert Heinlein; recent blockbusters by Greg Bear, Octavia Butler and Sheri Tepper; and experimental science fiction by Peter Watts and Housuke Nojiri.

Over His Rainbow

A Single Woman's Journey to God's Promise

Author: Kathy O'Keefe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453546871

Category: Religion

Page: 119

View: 2594

Over His Rainbow takes the reader on a journey of spiritual discovery through the honest revelation of sin and sexual purity of a single business woman with two grown children. With so many older Christian singles it’s hard to find fellowship and support in an area that is still taboo talk about. Most Christian ministries are designed around the support of the family unit, but when that family comes apart, the issues that Christians singles struggle with, on top of raising the family, are at the heart of Christ. The author’s testimony is woven into scripture and provides an insight into the spiritual warfare that goes on within the heart when battling lust in today’s world. It shows God’s mercy and work in every thread of truth that is exposed, and connects the reader with worship music that ties each moment to the passionate relationship we need to have with Christ. It shows the transforming power of Christ in our life as the author battles the love idol in her heart. Readers will benefit from this book by utilizing it as a tool to teach purity to singles of all ages as they navigate their own spiritual journey. It will give married friends a glimpse into the lives of singles to move them to stand with them as a family and to be able to offer support as the orphaned and widowed that Christ spoke of.

The Preachers Boy

Author: Steven White

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499076916

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 86

View: 2907

Steve White’s story began in January of 1950 after being born to an African American poor Pentecostal preacher and an Italian mother in a little town just north of New York City. With his father passing away at an early age and his mother not really knowing how to manage a household, work, and raise three young children by herself, life was made very interesting, to say to least, for young Steven growing up. Young Steven did not always travel the right road or in the right direction and refused to learn many things that would have helped him, and he absolutely had his own mind and was very stubborn, but the religious training taught by his father, passed down through his mother, proved to be beneficial in the latter years of his very twisted life. So sit back, and delve into the life of a man whose life most surely can and will help people with the same problems that plagued the life of Steven A. White.

How to Get a Blessing from God

Author: Catrice Jones

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1441576738

Category: Religion

Page: 61

View: 2671

Getting a blessing from God, doesn't come naturally. It comes from having belief in the Almighty God who sits on high. Understanding the primary source of where supernatural powers are originated from, plays an important role in receiving a blessing or miracle. One important factor to keep in mind when praying for a blessing is to put forth one's best effort in whatever God ask of one to do . When enough roadways are placed behind you on this Christian journey, blessings begin to come forth. There are many supernatural gifts that are sent from the heavens above, in order to be a blessing to Christians below on earth. When God becomes content and satisfied enough with the praise and glory hes given in return, miracles began to perform. Miracles will keep pouring out, until ones cup has run over. Continue to put into effect the spirit of giving. Its more to give than it is to receive in the eyesight of God. God will continue to bless the people who are willing to give to another brother and sister in Christ. Giving comes from the heart. Something has to be felt on the inside, before it can be manifested on the outside. We must first give honor to God in all we say and do. Without him nothing is possible, or impossible.

Power Prayers: Praying for Your Kids

Author: Janice Thompson

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1634092457

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 6181

Prayer opens worlds of possibilities—but many people still struggle to pray. Power Prayers: Praying for Your Kids will help parents pray, by offering solid biblical reasons to talk to God and specific prayer starters for 21 key areas of a child's life. Nearly 300 prayers address a child's “Faith,” “Future,” “Purity,” “Joy,” “Dreams & Goals” “Fears,” “Health,” “Courage,” and thirteen other important topics. Every prayer starter is timely and will touch the hearts of parents with supporting scripture selections. Concise and quick to read, yet packed with spiritual punch, Power Prayers: Praying for Your Kids makes an ideal gift for moms and dads of all ages.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Experiencing God's Presence in Difficult Times

Author: Yakisha T. Simmons

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469111381

Category: Self-Help

Page: 113

View: 364

And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of a rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by. Exodus 33:22 The bible declares that there will be seasons of darkness in our lives. There will be times when we will feel that trouble is all around us and that there is no hope of escape. However, this inspired publication will provide an alternative outlook to the hard places we may experience in life. The alternative is a supernatural encounter with the presence of God right where you are. Wherever you are in your Christian walk and no matter what you may be facing in life, there is opportunity for you to behold the beauty of Gods presence. As you read this book, you will be moved to seek a deeper relationship with the Lord just as Moses did who sought the Lord and found Him between a rock and a hard place. Yakisha T. Simmons is a Praise & Worship leader at New Bethel Sounds of Praise in Summerville, SC. She is a wife and mother of two children and is committed to living a life of victory and dedicated to sharing joyous living principles. She obtained an undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina and a Masters in Business Administration at Webster University and is now employed as a Technical Writer for the Navy. She and her husband, Jonathan, are the founders of Life Changers Enterprise which offers a range of services from music studio production to graphic design/publications.

God Will Turn Your Hard Place Into a High Place!

Author: Ben Oruma

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1615795855

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 80

View: 9743

A lot of people lose hope and give up during their hard seasons in life. While hard times come to all, people of faith live through them to testify of God's goodness - later. The hard place is not the end-point; the high place is! The test always precedes the testimony. Do not give up! BISHOP BEN ORUMA is the General Overseer of the City Breakthrough Chapels, worldwide. He is a church-planter and convention speaker. His pulpit ministry reaches millions of viewers every week through the telecast, Face-To-Face. Dr Oruma, his wife/Co-Pastor Joy, and their daughter, Omenesa, operate from their ministry headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria and Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Grammar & Not-grammar

Selected Scripts and Essays

Author: Gary Kibbins

Publisher: YYZ Books

ISBN: 9780920397336

Category: Art

Page: 250

View: 7279

There are two kinds of grammarians, those who describe and those who prescribe. In the academic world, the prescribers are usually viewed as the conservative old guard. The descriptarians are usually seen as the activists, young bucks who believe the task of grammarians is to map or chart how speakers use their language and note its changes over time.

Hardwired

Connecting to the Person God Created You to Be

Author: Chris Welch

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1606962531

Category: Religion

Page: 132

View: 9811

Have you ever hit a baseball with the fat part of the bat? It feels much better than hitting a foul, doesnt it? What about hitting a nail squarely on the head, as opposed to the glancing blow that ruins a perfectly good nail? We have all been there. We have all experienced the feeling our lives being just right, in various ways. Many Christians know that God has a plan for their livesa just right place for thembut they just dont know how to get there. With biblical explanation and everyday illustrations, Hardwired will help you understand that the way God wired you has everything to do with the way he will use you. You will learn how to act as yourself in God, while you learn how you are Hardwired.

To the Reader. Some Time Since a Papist Supposed to be a Priest Endeavouring to Gain Some Persons in London to the Imbracing of Popery Delivered the First Question Here Set Down, which Being Answered in Writing a Conference was Occasioned...

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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A Journey Back to Eden

Life as God Designed It

Author: Tanya D. Phillips

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450045561

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 62

View: 6255

No matter what you have been through or what you may be going through, remember God loves you and He has not forgotten you. Throughout this book, you will find many scriptures reminding you of just how much He cares. The adversary tries to otherwise convince you. He is a liar and cannot be trusted. After all, his job is to steal, to kill, and to destroy; he will use anything and anybody to deceive you because he cares nothing about you. Trust God’s plans for your life! After all, He is the way, the truth and the light. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers and against the prince of darkness (Ephesians 6:12 NKJV). Everyone is on a Journey in life; we all have to end up somewhere—the choice is yours. It is God’s desire to bless you, but first you must be in order and in alignment with His word. The word of the Lord cannot return to Him void. So let go of the past hurt and disappointment and look toward your future. God has something great in store for you. Recognize your worth!! Many women, no matter the age, have suffered with identity and self-esteem issues; even with the flaws, you are still valuable.

God's Answers to Life's Difficult Questions

Author: Rick Warren

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310296277

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 8365

How can I ...cope with stress?rebound from failure?defeat depression?have peace of mind?Life’s difficult questions have answers.Answers from the Bible that can change your outlook—and your life.Rick Warren writes, “In each of these studies, you will discover simple ways to apply God’s truth to your personal life, your family, and your job. The way to get the most out of this book is to act on it.”Rick Warren takes you inside the Scriptures to see what they reveal about twelve of the most pressing questions people ask. They are questions you yourself either have asked or most likely will ask. This book provides simple, straightforward answers you can begin to apply right away to move past your worst sticking points and enjoy a life of purpose, peace, and significance.

Reading Through Matthew, Encountering God

Author: William Burch

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1612154220

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 1773

Reading Through Matthew, Encountering God is the first book by William Burch. He was born in North Hollywood, California in 1971, the second of 2 sons born to James and Rosa Burch. In 1977, the Burch family moved to Daleville, Alabama where the author grew up and later attended Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. William served in the Unites States Army before moving to Texas and completing his Bachelor Degree at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. The author went on to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas completing a Master of Divinity Degree. William has served in a number of churches as a teacher, lay leader, and staff member. This book fulfills his long held desire and passion for writing. In the future, the author envisions continuing his ministry in both writing and church ministry.God teaches and speaks to people through the Bible. This book will teach and inspire Christians to read the Bible and respond with their lives. In Reading Through Matthew, Encountering God, I demonstrate my method of Bible reading, journaling, and prayer. This Dynamic Bible Reading, as I call it, involves reading a small Bible passage and journaling the believer's interaction with that passage through three distinct sections; (1) Scripture Insight: the meaning of the passage, (2) Application: how to apply the meaning to life, and (3) Prayer: seeking God's guidance in living out what the passage teaches. To best draw the meaning of Scripture into our lives, we must read it, work through its meaning, and begin to practice it in life. This book helps to develop these skills. Once gained, I hope each reader will pass this book on to someone else who might benefit from it.

The God of Second Chances

Finding Hope through the Prophets of Exile

Author: Ron Clark

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621894479

Category: Religion

Page: 188

View: 2242

When the people of Judah were taken captive by the Babylonians, their world was drastically changed. While in exile they experienced shame, guilt, fear, and displacement. However, their God had been traumatized by their behavior and also grieved with them. Yet, Yahweh gave them a second chance by forgiving them and bringing them home. God offered them hope, mercy, and love. The prophets were God's chosen messengers, not only to provide a new vision of what could be, but to suffer with the people. These servants were caught in the middle between a passionate God and traumatized people. As the people returned to Jerusalem to rebuild their city and their lives, the prophets were with them to remind them that God had not abandoned them. The author suggests that the prophets live on today through the church as those who engage their community, fight for people's hearts, and remind others that God gives second chances. Clark shares stories from his personal ministry to the marginalized in Portland, Oregon, who seek relief from shame, suffering, and hopelessness. In this hope our community receives new vision through a loving God and persistent prophets.