Rapture

Author: Susan Minot

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0375414428

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 5555

The setting is a New York apartment where two long-estranged lovers try to resuscitate their passion. Kay is old enough to be skeptical about men–this man in particular–but still alert to the possibility of true love. Benjamin is a filmmaker with an appealing waywardness and a conveniently disappearing fiancée. As the two lie entwined in bed, Susan Minot ushers readers across an entire landscape of memory and sensation to reveal the infinite nuances of sex: its power to exalt and deceive, to connect two separate selves or make them fully aware of their solitude. Honest and unflinching, the result is a hypnotic reading experience. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Rapture

Author: Lauren Kate

Publisher: Ember

ISBN: 0385739192

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2426

While searching for the place where the angels fell to earth to stop Lucifer from erasing the past, Luce and Daniel make a startling discovery about their love.

Rapture

poems

Author: Susan Mitchell

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 90

View: 2461

Poems deal with mental states and spiritual experience

Rapture

Author: David Sosnowski

Publisher: Villard Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Angels

Page: 295

View: 7320

As a virus stalks America that causes its victims to sprout wings, Alexander "Zander" Wiles has great difficulty coping with the situation, until he meets angel therapist and author Cassie O'Connor, who helps him face his new world and teaches him how to fly. A first novel. 25,000 first printing.

Raptured

A Novel on the Second Coming of the Lord

Author: Ernest Angley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780963677228

Category: Religion

Page: 218

View: 7218


Can We Still Believe in the Rapture?

Author: Mark Hitchcock,Ed Hindson

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736971904

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 7820

Christian Fiction... or Biblical Fact? Today, the hope that all believers on earth will be "caught up" to heaven is being challenged in new waves of criticism. Is the rapture really taught in the Bible? Can we really expect Jesus to gather up His followers before the Antichrist is revealed? In this well-reasoned and thorough defense, prophecy authors Mark Hitchcock and Ed Hindson examine the concept, context, and consequences of the important and long-expected event known as the rapture. Discover the answers to such questions as... What is the rapture—and is there any historical precedent for it? Why do some believers object to the idea of a rapture? Does the timing of the rapture really make a difference? As you explore what Scripture says about the end times, you'll get a grander glimpse of your glorious future and the deepest hope of every follower of Jesus.

The Rapture of the Nerds

A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situations

Author: Cory Doctorow,Charles Stross

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429944919

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2224

Welcome to the fractured future, at the dusk of the twenty-first century. Earth has a population of roughly a billion hominids. For the most part, they are happy with their lot, living in a preserve at the bottom of a gravity well. Those who are unhappy have emigrated, joining one or another of the swarming densethinker clades that fog the inner solar system with a dust of molecular machinery so thick that it obscures the sun. The splintery metaconsciousness of the solar-system has largely sworn off its pre-post-human cousins dirtside, but its minds sometimes wander...and when that happens, it casually spams Earth's networks with plans for cataclysmically disruptive technologies that emulsify whole industries, cultures, and spiritual systems. A sane species would ignore these get-evolved-quick schemes, but there's always someone who'll take a bite from the forbidden apple. So until the overminds bore of stirring Earth's anthill, there's Tech Jury Service: random humans, selected arbitrarily, charged with assessing dozens of new inventions and ruling on whether to let them loose. Young Huw, a technophobic, misanthropic Welshman, has been selected for the latest jury, a task he does his best to perform despite an itchy technovirus, the apathy of the proletariat, and a couple of truly awful moments on bathroom floors. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Fallen

Author: Lauren Kate

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 9780375896750

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

View: 2613

The first book in the worldwide bestselling FALLEN series is soon to be a motion picture! #1 New York Times bestseller A USA Today bestseller One of NPR.com's 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels More than 3 million series copies in print! Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen by Lauren Kate is a page turning thriller and the ultimate love story. There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori. Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move. Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--and goes out of his way to make that very clear--she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her. "Sexy and fascinating and scary . . . I loved loved loved it!"--New York Times bestselling author P.C. Cast

Revelation

Author: Will Self

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857861018

Category: Bibles

Page: 64

View: 3695

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

Rapture

Poems

Author: Sjohnna McCray

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1555979297

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

View: 3464

Because I can never say anything plainly. Because I always stutter politely. Because there's always the chatter before the kiss. --from "In Need of Subtitles" In this award-winning debut, Sjohnna McCray movingly recounts a life born out of wartime to a Korean mother and an American father serving during the Vietnam War. Their troubled histories, and McCray's own, are told with lyric passion and the mythic undercurrents of discovering one's own identity, one's own desires. What emerges is a self- and family portrait of grief and celebration, one that insists on our lives as anything, please, but singular. Rapture is an extraordinary first collection, with poems of rare grace and feeling.

Rapture

Author: Kameron Hurley

Publisher: Bel Dame Apocrypha

ISBN: 9781597809528

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 7431

The thrilling conclusion to Hugo Award-winning author Kameron Hurley's bloody, far-future bugpunk debut trilogy, reissued in mass market. After years in exile, Nyxnissa so Dasheem is back in action in service to the bel dames, a sisterhood of elite government assassins tasked with eliminating deserters and traitors. The end of a centuries-long holy war between her country, Nasheen, and neighboring Chenja has flooded the streets of Nasheen with unemployed--and unemployable--soldiers whose frustrations have brought the nation to the brink of civil war. Not everyone likes this tenuous and unpredictable "peace," however, and somebody has kidnapped a key politician whose death could trigger a bloody government takeover. With aliens in the sky and revolution on the ground, Nyx assembles a team of mad magicians, torturers, and mutant shape-shifters for an epic journey across a flesh-eating desert in search of a man she's not actually supposed to kill. Trouble is, killing is the only thing Nyx is good at. And she already left this man to die...

Fallen in Love

A Fallen Novel in Stories

Author: Lauren Kate

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385742614

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3437

A collection of four love stories featuring Shelby, Miles, and other characters from the Fallen series.

Rapture

A Novel of the Fallen Angels

Author: J.R. Ward

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101598530

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 7400

Out of the wickedly inventive imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward comes a world where sin and salvation collide in a battle for the future of mankind—where a cynical fallen angel struggles against the seven deadly sins and a demon’s lure over seven chosen souls… Mels Carmichael, reporter for the Caldwell Courier Journal, gets the shock of her life when a man stumbles in front of her car outside the local cemetery. After the accident, his amnesia is just the kind of mystery she likes to solve, but she soon discovers they’re in over their heads with his past. Over their heads with passion, too. As shadows walk the line between reality and another realm, and her lover’s memory begins to come back, the two of them learn that nothing is truly dead and buried. Especially when you’re trapped in a no holds barred war between angels and demons. With a soul on the line, and Mels’s heart at risk, what in Heaven—or in Hell—will it take to save them both?

The Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Church

Author: Marvin J. Rosenthal

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated

ISBN: 9780840731609

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 9109

In a readable, informative style, (complete with twenty-five charts), Rosenthal takes a fresh look at the biblical prophecies concerning end-times events and helps us understand what impact they should have on our daily Christian lives.

Unforgiven

Author: Lauren Kate

Publisher: Ember

ISBN: 0385742649

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8916

High school can be hell.

Rapture Practice

Author: Aaron Hartzler

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316215716

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 400

View: 4788

Sometimes salvation is found in the strangest places: a true story. Aaron Hartzler grew up in a home where he was taught that at any moment the Rapture could happen. That Jesus might come down in the twinkling of an eye and scoop Aaron and his family up to heaven. As a kid, Aaron was thrilled by the idea that every moment of every day might be his last one on planet Earth. But as Aaron turns sixteen, he finds himself more attached to his earthly life and curious about all the things his family forsakes for the Lord. He begins to realize he doesn't want the Rapture to happen just yet--not before he sees his first movie, stars in the school play, or has his first kiss. Eventually Aaron makes the plunge from conflicted do-gooder to full-fledged teen rebel. Whether he's sneaking out, making out, or playing hymns with a hangover, Aaron learns a few lessons that can't be found in the Bible. He discovers that the best friends aren't always the ones your mom and dad approve of, and the tricky part about believing is that no one can do it for you. In this funny and heartfelt coming-of-age memoir, debut author Aaron Hartzler recalls his teenage journey to find the person he is without losing the family that loves him. It's a story about losing your faith and finding your place and your own truth--which is always stranger than fiction.

Rapture

Poems

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466895861

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

View: 4183

Winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize, "essential reading for the broken-hearted of all ages" (The Guardian) The effortless virtuosity, drama, and humanity of Carol Ann Duffy's verse have made her much admired among contemporary poets. Rapture is a book-length love poem and a moving act of personal testimony. But what sets these poems apart from other treatments of the subject is Duffy's refusal to simplify the contradictions of love and read its transformations-infatuation, longing, passion, commitment, rancor, separation, and grief-as either redemptive or destructive. This is a map of real love in all its churning complexity, simultaneously direct and subtle, showing us that a song can be made of even the most painful episodes in our lives. With poems that will find deep resonance in the experience of most readers, it is a collection that can and does speak for us all.

Rapture

A Novel

Author: Iliazd

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231543298

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 423

The draft dodger Laurence yearns to take control of his destiny. Having fled to the highlands, he asserts his independence by committing a string of robberies and murders. Then he happens upon Ivlita, a beautiful young woman trapped in an intricately carved mahogany house. Laurence does not hesitate to take her as well. Determined to drape his young bride in jewels, he plots ever more daring heists. Yet when Laurence finds himself casting bombs alongside members of a revolutionary cell, he must again ask: is he a free man or a pawn of history? Rapture is a fast-paced adventure-romance and a literary treat of the highest order. With a deceptively light hand, Iliazd entertains questions that James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Thomas Mann once faced. How does the individual balance freedom and necessity, love and death, creativity and sterility? What is the role of violence in human history and culture? How does language both comfort and fail us in our postwar, post-Christian world? Censored for decades in the Soviet Union, Rapture was nearly lost to Russian and Western audiences. This translation rescues Laurence's surreal journey from the oblivion he, too, faces as he tries to outrun fate.