The Gathering Of The Lost

The Wall of Night: Book Two

Author: Helen Lowe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748123253

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 9631

SHE WILL NOT STAND ALONE. Five years after the assault on her stronghold home, Malian of Night remains missing, believed dead amidst the wilds of Jaransor. But not all accept her death and now her enemies are on the hunt. Suspicion falls on heralds Tarathan and Jehane, who find themselves caught in a web of intrigue and murder amidst the Ijiri Festival of Masks. They flee bearing word of a death on the Wall - and a call to duty and honour that Malian must answer or be forsworn.

The Gathering of the Waters

A New Discussion of the Lost Tribes of Israel

Author: Clay McConkie

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 9781566842532

Category: Religion

Page: 115

View: 8639

The predicted event at the Mount of Olives, surrounded by mystery and the supernatural, gives credibility to the idea that the return of the ten tribes will likewise be a miraculous occurrence. There is also the implication that the tribes will be coming from a very unusual place, one far removed from ordinary circumstances. Although some believe they are currently living a normal kind of life and will someday reappear in a conventional manner, the evidence appears otherwise. what little is known about this mysterious group of people points more toward events and phenomena that are extremely extraordinary!

BIRTH, CRIMINAL HISTORY AND JUDGMENT OF THE ROMAN C. CHURCH

Author: Luis Munoz

Publisher: Palibrio

ISBN: 146336380X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 8723

This book uses history and the Bible to offers a fresh and scriptural interpretation of passages of the Bible which for centuries remained a mystery to the student of Bible prophecy, including “Mystery, Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and of the abomination of the earth”. I will explore the myths and deception of Roman Catholicism and their direct connection with the idolatrous worship system of the Mother and Child of ancient Babylon. The claims that Roman Catholicism is the only true Church of Christ on Earth and the claim that man can’t find salvation apart from her is the greatest deception the world has ever known. Centuries of moral crisis and sexual abuse of children speak volumes about the true nature of the leaders of the Catholic Church. The abhorrence of marriage and the negative view of women recorded in the Canon Laws clearly reflect the Vatican’s Gnostic belief on sexual intercourse and the imposition of celibacy. Many people throughout the world equate “Christianity” with everything that is vile, contemptible and depraved. For centuries the Roman C. Church suppressed basic human rights and also persecuted and murdered anyone who held beliefs which conflicted with the dogma of the church. During the horrors of the “Inquisition” tens of thousands of people were tortured, dismembered, beaten, and burned alive, all in the name of a fraudulent faith. Roman Catholicism is the false representation of truth and also the cause great many people throughout history have repudiated true Christianity. The history of crimes the papacy has committed throughout history is so compelling that it would inevitably lead any objective thinker to the conclusion that throughout the history of the world there hasn’t been any other organization as notorious as the Roman C. Church. The long history of cruelty, crimes and immorality that for centuries the church of Judas has committed on every generation, provides irrefutable proof that she is not of God.

The Lost Tribes

History, Doctrine, Prophecies, and Theories about Israel's Lost Ten Tribes

Author: R. Clayton Brough

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 9780882901237

Category: Religion

Page: 118

View: 6614

Among the canonized Latter-day Saint doctrinal sources, there is no book with more profound insights into the truths of eternity than the Pearl of Great Price. Truly it is a jewel among the scriptures. and among guides to understanding the ancient portions of that marvelous book, no light shines brighter than the enlightenment found in this valuable commentary. This book deals primarily with the Pearl of Great Price books of Moses and Abraham. Recognizing that the writings of Joseph Smith are usually treated as the basis for studies in LDS Church history, the author has chosen to omit coveraage of thos portions in his book in order to consider the ancient writings in greater depth. After giving a useful overview of the Pearl of Great Price, he reviews how these ancient books were received and published by the Church. He then moves back in time to study and draw meanings from the pre-mortal Council in Heaven, the creation of the earth, man's condition before the fall of Adam, and the significance of that fall. He explains the experiences of Adam and Eve and analyzes the first great apostasy which occured when their children rejected the gospel. a chapter considers the deeper roots of the black civilization. Another treats the prophet Enoch's panoramic vision of the world. the writings of Abraham are also treated in depth in a similar manner. Recent research has opened up new understandings, and these matters are treated in the later chapters of the book. for instance, along with the writings of Abraham, Joseph Smith received another scroll containing the writings of Joseph of Egypt. the author discusses what is known concerning those writings. He also deals with the recent discovery of the Egyptian Book of Breathings, telling how it was found, and presents interesting new insights on the Egyptian endowment. a final chapter shows relationships between the LDS temple ceremony and the Egyptian papyri. the writing shows the abilities of a competent teacher. Each chapter, for instance, ends with a detailed summary. a very detailed index makes the book especially easy to use. Horizon Publishers takes pleasure introducing this very useful and thought-provoking commentary, and highlly recommends it to those who are seeking new insights and the latest findings on the ancient scriptures.

The Lost Lands of the Book of Mormon

Author: Phyllis Carol Olive

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 9781555175108

Category: Religion

Page: 332

View: 3725

Ample archeological evidence proves the New England area was once populated by ancient civilizations. Enjoy the depth of detail and research that has gone into reconstructing and verifying that these areas were indeed populated by the descendents of Lehi and Jared. Go back in history to a time when primeval forests and great inland seas filled the land and rediscover the lands of the Book of Mormon.

PALESTINE The Promised Land of Canaan

Whose Homeland? Arabs or Jews?

Author: Fred Kohler Holbrook

Publisher: BookWhirl Publishing

ISBN: 1618563823

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

View: 6227

Few modern political dilemmas have been more difficult to control and less comprehensible than dominance over Palestine. Overtime, various solutions have been proposed based on demographics, economics, nationalism, prejudice, and an unquenchable thirst for vengeance. Fred Kohler Holbrook’s Palestine—Whose Homeland? approaches this problem from a perspective founded, remarkably, not in zealotry or greed , but in what he calls “information seeking.” And, like a logical man, he begins at the beginning, in Biblical times, unraveling the intertwined stories of Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Mohammed and Moses, and their involvement in Palestine. Mr. Holbrook weaves his religious and historical study with dozens of citations from the Old and New Testament, the Qu’ran, Jewish texts, and various books of commentary. If nothing else, the reader will gain a heightened appreciation of the complex interweaving of the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian cultures, to the vanished civilizations of the Babylonians and Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, and modern contenders, notably the British imperialists, the Zionists, and the Islamics- which have fought over and occupied the Holy Land for most of recorded Western history. The author invokes more little known sources than the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the Qu’ran, including Abrahamist volumes and the scriptures of the Church, of which he is a member. The result is an erudite, well-balanced, and intriguing investigation of the endless strife that hangs over Palestine.

The "Lost Tribes" of Israel and the Jews

Author: Cobus van der Merwe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465321799

Category: Religion

Page: 313

View: 5150

Thinking is a wonderful tool if it is used the right way. That is to say to imagine or to recollect what is stored up in your top storehouse, or even to form an opinion by having your mind occupied on a certain subject combined with the information to your disposal and then conceive what is possible.

The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age

Author: Richard Rudgley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684862700

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 1953

A British scholar challenges the conventional view of the Stone Age as minimally civilized, pointing out the many advances of its peoples, from their maps of the constellations to their innovations in boat building.

The Columbia Sourcebook of Mormons in the United States

Author: Terryl L. Givens,Reid L. Neilson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231520603

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 5090

This anthology offers rare access to key original documents illuminating Mormon history, theology, and culture in the United States from the nineteenth century to today. Brief introductions describe the theological significance of each text and its reflection of the practices, issues, and challenges that have defined and continue to define the Mormon community. These documents balance mainstream and peripheral thought and religious experience, institutional and personal perspective, and theoretical and practical interpretation, representing pivotal moments in LDS history and correcting decades of misinformation and stereotype. The authors of these documents, male and female, not only celebrate but speak critically and question mainline LDS teachings on sexuality, politics, gender, race, polygamy, and other issues. Selections largely focus on the Salt Lake–based LDS tradition, with a section on the post–Joseph Smith splintering and its creation of a variety of similar yet different Mormon groups. The documents are arranged chronologically within specific categories to capture both the historical and doctrinal development of Mormonism in the United States.

The Lost Art of the Great Speech

How to Write One--How to Deliver It

Author: Richard Dowis

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814424899

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7088

"Splashy slides, confident body language, and a lot of eye contact are fine and well. But if a speech is rambling, illogical, or just plain boring, the impact will be lost. Now everyone can learn to give powerful, on-target speeches that capture an audience's attention and drive home a message. The key is not just in the delivery techniques, but in tapping into the power of language. Prepared by an award-winning writer, this authoritative speech-writing guide covers every essential element of a great speech, including outlining and organizing, beginning with a bang, making use of action verbs and vivid nouns, and handling questions from the audience. Plus, the book includes excerpts from some of history's most memorable speeches--eloquent words to contemplate and emulate."

The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History

Author: Gary W. Gallagher,Alan T. Nolan

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253109027

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 2431

A “well-reasoned and timely” (Booklist) essay collection interrogates the Lost Cause myth in Civil War historiography. Was the Confederacy doomed from the start in its struggle against the superior might of the Union? Did its forces fight heroically against all odds for the cause of states’ rights? In reality, these suggestions are an elaborate and intentional effort on the part of Southerners to rationalize the secession and the war itself. Unfortunately, skillful propagandists have been so successful in promoting this romanticized view that the Lost Cause has assumed a life of its own. Misrepresenting the war’s true origins and its actual course, the myth of the Lost Cause distorts our national memory. In The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History, nine historians describe and analyze the Lost Cause, identifying ways in which it falsifies history—creating a volume that makes a significant contribution to Civil War historiography. “The Lost Cause . . . is a tangible and influential phenomenon in American culture and this book provides an excellent source for anyone seeking to explore its various dimensions.” —Southern Historian

Datapoint: The Lost Story of the Texans Who Invented the Personal Computer Revolution

Author: Lamont Wood

Publisher: Hugo House Publishers, Ltd.

ISBN: 1936449366

Category: Computers

Page: 330

View: 8719

Forget Apple and IBM. For that matter forget Silicon Valley. The first personal computer, a self-contained unit with its own programmable processor, display, keyboard, internal memory, telephone interface, and mass storage of data was born in San Antonio TX. US Patent number 224,415 was filed November 27, 1970 for a machine that is the direct lineal ancestor to the PC as we know it today. The story begins in 1968, when two Texans, Phil Ray and Gus Roche, founded a firm called Computer Terminal Corporation. As the name implies their first product was a Datapoint 3300 computer terminal replacement for a mechanical Teletype. However, they knew all the while that the 3300 was only a way to get started, and it was cover for what their real intentions were - to create a programmable mass-produced desktop computer. They brought in Jack Frassanito, Vic Poor, Jonathan Schmidt, Harry Pyle and a team of designers, engineers and programmers to create the Datapoint 2200. In an attempt to reduce the size and power requirement of the computer it became apparent that the 2200 processor could be printed on a silicon chip. Datapoint approached Intel who rejected the concept as a "dumb idea" but were willing to try for a development contract. Intel belatedly came back with their chip but by then the Datapoint 2200 was already in production. Intel added the chip to its catalog designating it the 8008. A later upgrade, the 8080 formed the heart of the Altair and IMSI in the mid-seventies. With further development it was used in the first IBM PC-the PC revolution's chip dynasty. If you're using a PC, you're using a modernized Datapoint 2000.

The White Bedouin

Author: George Potter

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 1599550741

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9461

When Jake Sorensen takes a summer internship at a magazine in Arabia, he has no idea what he will find. In pursuit of his first big story, he determines to uncover the truth behind the rumors of the mysterious White Bedouin, a nomad who roams the hostile deserts of Saudi Arabia's Empty Quarter - a land that few dare enter. Buried in dusty corporate cases, the files Jake uncovers contain information about an oil pioneer named Stephen Markham. the White Bedouin chronicles the stories of these two men whose tales are mysteriously connected but whose lives are worlds apart.Follow Jake as he searches for answers about the elusive White Bedouin, winding the clock back fifty years to trail Stephen Markham on a quest for oil that ultimately reveals layers of meaning long hidden in the sands of Arabia. Alone in the desert, Stephen finds a greater understanding of its people, as well as a life-changing - and forbidden - love, but among these unexpected discoveries is something much more sinister than anything he can imagine. Just as Jake starts to find answers, the trail turns cold, and he is left with more questions than he began with: Did Stephen forsake Arabia and return to his life in America, his religion, and his fianc e? Or did he disappear forever into the desert sands?In the first book of its kind, biblical scholar George Potter mixes firsthand knowledge of Middle Eastern culture and scripture with a carefully woven story of breathtaking beauty and epic proportions.Cross the threshold between reality and legend . . .

Aristotelous Athēnaiōn Politeia

Author: Aristotle,John Edwin Sandys

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 158477004X

Category: History

Page: 331

View: 3499

Sandys, Sir John Edwin. Aristotle's Constitution of Athens. A Revised Text with an Introduction Critical and Explanatory Notes Testimonia and Indices. Second edition, Revised and Enlarged. London: Macmillan & Co., Limited, 1902. xcii, 331 pp. Frontis. Illus. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-23952. ISBN 1-58477-004-X. Cloth. $75. * By the author of the standard comprehensive history of classical scholarship, A History of Classical Scholarship. This scholarly examination of the textual evidence of the papyrus of what is known to be Aristotle's Constitution of Athens, which dated from 328 and 325 B.C., is enhanced by notes that pertain to the legal aspects of the work. A thorough introduction surveys Greek political literature prior to Aristotle's time and that ascribed to him, and concludes with a history of the Constitution itself. While other scholars may have already deciphered the papyrus, this work is distinguished by the provision of the text with critical notes on each page, followed by the Testimonia, which contain further evidence on the text, in the form of quotations in Greek, often providing passages in full for immediate reference. With a bibliography and English as well as Greek index.

Rising Above the Gathering Storm

Developing Regional Innovation Environments: Summary of a Workshop

Author: Institute of Medicine,National Academy of Engineering,National Academy of Sciences,Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309256046

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 72

View: 8599

In October 2005, the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine released a policy report that served as a call to action. The report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future observed that "the scientific and technological building blocks critical to the United States economic leadership are eroding at a time when many other nations are gathering strength." The report laid out 20 recommendations in four broad areas - K-12 education, science and engineering research, higher education, and economic and technology policy - and warned that a failure to take action could have dire economic consequences. Rising Above the Gathering Storm sparked intense discussion among policy makers, industrial leaders, and the general public. Five years after the release of the Gathering Storm report, a second report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5, assessed changes in America's competitive posture. This report concluded that "our nation's outlook has not improved, but rather has worsened" since the Gathering Storm report was released. The report noted examples of other nations that have upgraded their investments in education, technological infrastructure, and innovation systems to a greater extent than has the United States. The ability of the states to drive innovation was the impetus behind a major workshop held in Madison, Wisconsin, on September 20-22, 2011. Titled "Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Developing Regional Innovation Environments," the workshop brought together leaders in education, government, economic development, and industrial innovation to discuss state and regional initiatives to boost competitiveness through science, technology, and innovation. The conference was organized around four major themes: - Revitalizing K-12 Science and Mathematics Education - Strengthening Undergraduate Education in Science and Engineering - Building Effective Partnerships Among Governments, Universities, Companies, and Other Stakeholders - Fostering Regional Technology Development and Entrepreneurship Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Developing Regional Innovation Environments: A Workshop Summary gives an overview of the presentations, observations, and recommendations made during the workshop.

The Ritual of the Gathering Dust

Author: Chad Stephens

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595346669

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 188

View: 5806

I consider my writing spiritual but psychological. Spiritual in the way that you can sense a bizarre void through out The Ritual, it's in the characters' inability to explain what has happened to them. Psychological because every character presents, like puppets, their own painfully perfect mental struggle which brings about an detrimental awareness to the fact that there is no way out! It should leave the reader questioning what is real and what is not. Who is who and who is not. The title of this novel is, The Ritual of the Gathering Dust. This is a tale of a cynically paranoid eighteen year old trying to learn the secret code of cool as he becomes the apprehensive subject to the social groups he encounters. Elsewhere, a depressed, cultist couple, recovering from loud, traumatic pasts, sit with an incurable boredom at a quiet, kitchen table. And while a mysterious hearse drives around without a clear destination through the murky streets of 'Broken Tongues Village' a determined marathon runner will attempt to go against a dead locked society. I introduce you to a world that craves fun, gets it, and scraps the bottom of the barrel for the last of it.

The Lost Colony

Author: Ocas Eniam

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146978968X

Category: Fiction

Page: 558

View: 1884

As soon as Mark breaks free of his cocoon, he is ready to explore the world around him. Together, with the newest members of his colony, he begins to discover what life is like for an ant as he becomes familiar with his roles and responsibilities. He is making friends and training for his new life when a sudden encounter with a feathered creature is going to change everything. Carried away from his colony by a bird who drops him into her nest, Mark gets away and tumbles to the ground. He is soon discovered by two strange ants who attempt to help him find his way back to the Morrie Colony. As Mark begins his desperate journey to return to the only home he knows, he must learn to rely on himself and the other creatures he meets along the way to survive the elements, impending danger, and his own naïveté. Unsure of how to protect himself against anything, Mark struggles to stay alive in the face of a myriad of adventures and risks. In this fantasy tale, a tiny ant must learn to be independent, strong, and overcome his fears as he faces the impossible and discovers his true destiny.

Our Lady of the Forest

Author: David Guterson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781400041862

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7693

From David Guterson—bestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedars—comes this emotionally charged, provocative novel about what happens when a fifteen-year-old girl becomes an instrument of divine grace. Ann Holmes is a fragile, pill-popping teenaged runaway who receives a visitation from the Virgin Mary one morning while picking mushrooms in the woods of North Fork, Washington. In the ensuing days the miracle recurs, and the declining logging town becomes the site of a pilgrimage of the faithful and desperate. As these people flock to Ann—and as Ann herself is drawn more deeply into what is either holiness or madness—Our Lady of the Forest—seamlessly splices the miraculous and the mundane. From the Trade Paperback edition.