"Cat Lomax, number one girl's high school basketball player in the country, is abducted and no one knows why. Charlie Lomax, Cat's great-grandfather enlists the help of fellow horseplayers, Jimmy Butler and Matt Overstreet, who has a history with the CIA, to find and attempt to rescue Cat. Their quest leads to South America, where they uncover a master plan that boggles the mind"--Cover p. 4.
Author: Jerry Radford
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
Three months. That’s how long ER nurse Frankie Stapleton has agreed to stay in her sleepy little hometown of Stillwater, helping her estranged sister save the family hardware store, working a few shifts at the local hospital, and most importantly, rebuilding the bridges she burned on her way out of town twelve years ago. When a pregnant car crash victim arrives at Stillwater General, Frankie and the team race to save both mother and child—but only the baby lives. Rumors swirl that the accident was deliberate, and Frankie’s horrified to realize that she let the driver escape. But why would anyone want to kill Kate Tibbs, a social worker and the wife of an up-and-coming local politician? Frankie’s investigation turns up plenty of motives, from revenge to dirty politics, and even more suspects. There are secrets in Stillwater, and she's determined to uncover them, even if it means involving her loved ones for help. But when the baby disappears, her search for the truth becomes a desperate, deadly race against the clock. No matter the cost, Frankie must piece together the truth to stop a killer and save a tiny life in Lucy Kerr’s riveting second Stillwater General Mystery, No One Can Know.
A Stillwater General Mystery
Author: Lucy Kerr
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Surprisingly, No One Could Know is actually a funny book—at least in the beginning. Many have said, “I laughed, I cried, I got mad, and I even learned a little as I read your book.” So, why is a book about abortion partially funny? I think that’s just how life is sometimes—it’s full of ups and downs, isn’t it? Reasons for abortion vary, but I dare say a large number of abortions take place because of the very same reason I had mine—so no one would know what was done at an inconvenient time. I’m now going public with my experience of an abortion—and later, rape—because I believe there is someone out there who needs to read this and will be touched by what it contains. If you have never found yourself in such situations as I did, then maybe this book can help you to be of help to someone else. No One Could Know is engaging, thought-provoking, and informative. More importantly, it’s a tool of recovery for those who walked the same road I did. When I chose abortion, I was a Christian, but I had no idea how astounding and full of grace, forgiveness, and love our awesome God is. Jesus Christ has truly set me free. I hope you experience His presence of “joy unspeakable and full of glory” as you relax and slip into my story with me, God, and a good cup of coffee.
Author: Kristan Gray
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This critical anthology of avant-garde drama offers comprehensive coverage of that distinctively twentieth-century tradition. It includes the full texts of sixteen important plays, each preceded by a historical-critical introduction and followed by an essay, often written by the playwright, that elaborates on the dramatic and aesthetic issues raised by the play. Cardullo and Knopf, in making plays and documents of the avant-garde available in one collection for the first time, underscore the place and importance of the movement. In a provocative general introduction to the book, Bert Cardullo traces the history of the avant-garde tradition and argues for a revisionist history of modern drama that would acknowledge the innovative contributions of the avant-garde. The anthology, which presents examples of French and Russian Symbolism, Italian Futurism, German Expressionism, and Dada-Surrealism, as well as work by such seminal figures as Jarry, Strindberg, Artaud, and Kandinsky, illuminates the astonishing daring of these writers from many Western countries and diverse theatrical movements.
A Critical Anthology
Author: Bert Cardullo,Robert Knopf
Publisher: Yale University Press
A challenging study of the character of our knowledge of our own intentional states.
An Essay on First-Person Authority
Author: André Gallois
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
THIS ESSAY was begun a long time ago, in 1962, when I spent a year in Rome on a Guggenheim Fellowship. That twenty one years were required to complete it is owing both to the character of the theory presented and to my peculiar habits of mind. The theory presented is a coherence theory of knowledge: the con ception of coherence is here dominant and pervasive. But considera tions of coherence dictate an attention to details. The fact of the matter is that I get hung up on details: everything must fit, and if it does not, I do not want to proceed. A second difficulty was that all the epistemological issues seemed too clear. That may sound weird, but that's the way it is. I write philosophy to make things clear to myself. If, rightly or wrongly, I think I know the answer to a question, I can't bring myself to write it down. What happened, in this case, is that I finally became persuaded, in the course of lecturing on epistemology to under graduates, that not everything was as clear as it should be, that there were gaps in my presentation that were seriously in need of filling.
A Coherence Theory of Knowledge
Author: Paul Ziff
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Henry James and Alfred Hitchcock knew too much. Self-imposed exiles fully in the know, they approached American and European society as inside-outsiders, a position that afforded them a kind of double vision. Masters of their arts, manipulators of their audiences, prescient and pathbreaking in their techniques, these demanding and meticulous artists fiercely defended authorial and directorial control. Their fictions and films are obsessed with knowledge and its powers: who knows what? What is there to know? The Men Who Knew Too Much innovatively pairs these two greats, showing them to be at once classic and contemporary. Over a dozen major scholars and critics take up works by James and Hitchcock, in paired sets, to explore the often surprising ways that reading James helps us watch Hitchcock and what watching Hitchcock tells us about reading James. A wide-range of approaches offer fresh insights about spectatorship, narrative structure, and cinematic representation, as well as the relationship between technology and art, the powers of silence, sensory-and sensational-experiences, the impact of cognition, and the uncertainty of interpretation. The essays explore the avowal and disavowal of familial bonds, as well as questions of Victorian convention, female agency, and male anxiety. And they fruitfully engage issues related to patriarchy, colonialism, national, transnational, and global identities. The capacious collection, with its brilliant insights and intellectual surprises, is equally compelling in its range and cogency for James readers and film theorists, for Hitchcock fans and James scholars.
Henry James and Alfred Hitchcock
Author: Susan M. Griffin,Alan Nadel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
LIFE CHANGING THOUGHTS is a book difficult to put down. One moment you will find yourself laughing; the next moment, you find yourself in deep meditation. The book contains thousands of inspiring, life changing, worshipful and humorous thoughts. There are nearly 700 pages with almost 500 different topics categorized alphabetically. Some of the book's topics are God and the Bible, character, faith, fullness, the family and home, leadership, patriotic thoughts, prayer and victorious living. The book even contains great seasonal thoughts for thanksgiving, Christmas and the Resurrection. As a young man, the author began collecting life-changing thoughts for his own personal use. It was not long until he was using the thoughts and poems within his own writings and sermons. Over a thirty-five year period, the collection of inspiring thoughts grew from only a few to number into the thousands. As the collection grew so did the author's ability to compose and write his own thoughts and poems. Many of these are included within this book. The book is a great resource for pastors, teachers, speechmakers, communicators and leaders. You will find the life-changing thoughts beneficial for your own edification and enjoyment. In addition, the book provides you with a wealth of inspiring and motivating thoughts to share with other people. The author hopes you are blessed by reading and sharing these thoughts, as he has been from compiling and writing them. "A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!" (KJV, Proverbs 15:23)
Thousands of Inspiring, Life-changing, and Humorous Thoughts
Author: Gary W. Smith
The most complete collection of St. Augustine's writings ever made available in English.
Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)
Publisher: New City Press
Category: Literary Collections
Take a walk. Change your world. Reading through the Bible is difficult. The Daily Walk Bible will help you complete the journey. Drawing from the rich resources of Walk Thru the Bible’s Daily Walk magazine, The Daily Walk Bible offers a simple daily reading plan and tools to help you complete the journey and see how the Bible fits together. Each day’s reading includes an overview to give you a bird’s-eye view of the day’s reading, several chapters from the Bible, an Insight offering an interesting fact from the day’s reading, and My Daily Walk—a short devotion to help you reflect on and apply a specific insight from the day’s reading. Every seventh day offers a pause on the journey as you are invited to Look Back over the readings from the previous week, Look Up to God, and Look Ahead to the reading to come. This edition features the clear and understandable New Living Translation.
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
In this conclusion to a powerful saga, cruel deprivation and a full-scale conflict bring the Y Dawnus to the brink of annihilation. In the land of Kymru, High King Arthur has designated the talented pillars of society as the Gifted. These Gifted peoples are essential to his empire. When they are taken captive by the Corianans, King Arthur confronts his mortal enemy, Havgan the Warleader—a formidable opponent backed by menacing powers that threaten to end the magic in Kymru. Forced to enter a treacherous realm where captives are collared and sacrificed, where ruthless territorial boundaries are drawn and enforced, and where death by poisoning and torture are the norm, King Arthur and those loyal to him must fight to save their way of life and to liberate the Gifted. In this captivating and stirring fantasy, only the strongest survive in the pursuit of freedom. Only the deepest passion will drive away the evil that lurks in this mystical land of fragile kingdoms, powerful warlords, and ancient magic.
Author: Holly Taylor
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
You cannot choose your parents, but you can choose your future. For author Helen Woo, this phrase aptly explains the course of her life. In this memoir, Woo unveils her story, concentrating on her childhood and young adulthood as she describes being a victim of the “tiger mother” phenomenon. You Can Not Choose Your Parents chronicles Woo’s rearing by controlling, traditional Chinese parents who held extremely high expectations for their oldest daughter. Though culturally acceptable, Woo reveals the emotional destructiveness of this form of upbringing. From her birth in Shanghai, to her school years, she narrates the story from a child’s perspective and describes how the emotional and physical punishment affected her life. Part memoir, part cultural study, You Can Not Choose Your Parents shows how Woo was able emerge from her parents’ harsh reign and break free from the “tiger mother” phenomenon to live a new life in the United States.
Author: Helen Woo
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Conservative evangelical women are least likely to be trained in the areas of teaching and preaching. It's a tragic state of affairs, given the central value that our tradition places on the Scriptures. In this book, Jackie Roese examines the forces, both past and present, that have discouraged women from becoming trained. We'll discover that women are indeed called, gifted, and mandated in Scripture to herald the Word of God. The first half of the book will focus on encouraging women to become as fully equipped as our male counterparts, and to use their uniquely female voice in proclaiming truth to other women in various settings outside pulpit preaching. But encouragement isn't enough. Many women who already teach Bible studies, or who desire to teach, are in no position to pursue formal studies in a seminary. To that end, the second half of She Can Teach is dedicated to developing homiletic skills. Together we will learn how to study a passage, find the main idea, and build and deliver a biblical message. By the end of this book, the reader will be better equipped to proclaim truth, through her uniquely female voice, to her female audience.
Empowering Women to Teach the Scriptures Effectively
Author: Jackie Roese
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This world is a battlefield in the arena of ideas. The prize is the heart and mind of humankind. In this book, Ronald Nash outlines the Christian way of looking at God, self, and the world. He holds that worldview up against the tests of reason, logic, and experience, particularly discussing the problems of evil and the alleged "nonsense" of the historic Christian doctrines and of Jesus' incarnation and resurrection. He finds the Christian worldview sound and urges Christians to equip themselves intellectually to defend the faith on that battlefield. He particularly hits the attractions to our generation of naturalism and the New Age movement, pointing out their weaknesses and pitfalls as well as those of older worldviews. "Christian theism," he writes, "is a system that commends itself to the whole person"; but he stresses that a great difference exists between "belief that" and "belief in."
Choosing Christianity in the World of Ideas
Author: Ronald H. Nash
Mind Governs Your Body
Author: Corinne Brumbaugh
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Emanuel Swedenborg