The Gathering Of The Lost

The Wall of Night: Book Two

Author: Helen Lowe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748123253

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 5187

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.


Author: Luis Munoz

Publisher: Palibrio

ISBN: 146336380X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 9840

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 Lands of the Book of Mormon

Author: Phyllis Carol Olive

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 9781555175108

Category: Religion

Page: 332

View: 3013

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.

The "Lost Tribes" of Israel and the Jews

Author: Cobus van der Merwe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465321799

Category: Religion

Page: 313

View: 7082

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.

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: 2121

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 Civilizations of the Stone Age

Author: Richard Rudgley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684862700

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7845

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: 1275

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: 2203

"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: 7341

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

Aristotelous Athēnaiōn Politeia

Author: Aristotle,John Edwin Sandys

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 158477004X

Category: History

Page: 331

View: 8960

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.

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: 2695

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 Lost Colony

Author: Ocas Eniam

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146978968X

Category: Fiction

Page: 558

View: 6265

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.

In Search of the Lost Feminine

Decoding the Myths that Radically Reshaped Civilization

Author: Craig S. Barnes

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555914899

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 3006

Here, for the first time, an author weaves together threads that explain the mysterious disappearance of ancient cultures in which women and the environment were at the center, a loss that has dramatically influenced 3,500 years of Western history.

Our Lady of the Forest

Author: David Guterson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781400041862

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3546

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.

Legends of the Lost Sacred Kingdom

Author: K.A. Nephawe

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 149699390X

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 9563

The Vhangona people, natives of the sacred kingdom of Mapungubwe, had embraced their mythological beliefs indoctrinated throughout generations. Traditional healers had used supernatural powers vested upon them by their ancestors to protect their monarchy from any calamities. However, the malevolent monster from the forbidden mountains had begun to terrorize the kingdom. Aristocrats and untouchables of the tribe convinced their great king that the monster could not be defeated. Regrettably, not even their powerful wizard and his waters of Babele could stand against the monster’s wrath. Will they succeed in rescuing the missing girl captured by the monster? Their actions could put the entire kingdom on the verge of extinction. The monster could disguise itself, use her body to re-enter their land, and destroy their kingdom. As their last resort, the most decorated traditional healer and his explorers should find the untraceable fountains of Lunandau, the land of supernatural, home of the sacred white spirits. “Great witchdoctors, nobles, and untouchables had embarked on a journey to Lunandau before, but there was yet a single person to return.”

The Lost Gospel

The Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot

Author: Herbert Krosney

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426200803

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 6352

Judas Iscariot. He’s been hated and reviled through the ages as Jesus Christ’s betrayer– the close friend who sells him out for 30 pieces of silver. But history also records other information about Judas Iscariot. One such reference was written in 180 by an influential Church Father named St. Irenaeus who railed against the Gospel of Judas for depicting the last days of Jesus from the perspective of the disgraced apostle. In its pages, Judas is Christ’s favorite. It’s a startlingly different story than the one handed down through the ages. Once it was denounced as heresy, the Gospel of Judas faded from sight. It became one of history’s forgotten manuscripts. Until now. In this compelling and exhaustively researched account, Herbert Krosney unravels how the Gospel of Judas was found and its meaning painstakingly teased from the ancient Coptic script that had hid its message for centuries. With all the skills of an investigative journalist and master storyteller, Krosney traces the forgotten gospel’s improbable journey across three continents, a trek that would take it through the netherworld of the international antiquities trade, until the crumbling papyrus is finally made to give up its secrets. The race to discover the Gospel of Judas will go down as one of the great detective stories of biblical archaeology.

The Freedoms We Lost

Consent and Resistance in Revolutionary America

Author: Barbara Smith

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595585974

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5942

The Freedoms We Lost is an ambitious historical analysis of the American revolution that reinterprets the gains and losses experienced by ordinary Americans and challenges the easy narrative that subsumes the growth of “freedom” into the story of the American nation. Esteemed historian Barbara Clark Smith proposes that many ordinary Americans were in fact more free on the eve of Revolution than they were two decades later.

The Lost Dream

Businessmen and City Planning on the Pacific Coast, 1890-1920

Author: Mansel G. Blackford

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 0814205895

Category: History

Page: 189

View: 1618

Mansel Blackford's The Lost Dream explores the history of city planning in five Pacific Coast cities - Seattle, Portland, Oakland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles - during the Progressive Era. Although city planning had diverse roots, Blackford shows that much of the early planning originated with businessmen who viewed it as a way to shape their urban environments both economically and socially. During the opening years of the twentieth century, the business and political leaders in each of these cities began developing comprehensive city plans encompassing harbor improvements, new street and transportation facilities, civic centers, and parks and boulevards. As Blackford shows, businessmen worked through both established political channels and newly formed bodies outside of those channels to become leaders in the planning process. As the planning campaigns evolved, businessmen found themselves both joined and opposed by ever-changing coalitions of professionals, politicians, and workers. The way that businessmen had previously interacted with these other parties greatly affected their success in obtaining their goals, but ultimately, Blackford claims, politics lay at the heart of planning. The proposed plans were accepted or rejected in heated citywide elections in which, to be successful, businessmen had to convince others to vote with them - a feat they achieved in only one city. Nevertheless, these plans were often later adopted in some piecemeal fashion, and Blackford concludes his study with an analysis of the legacy of Progressive Era city planning for later periods. The Lost Dream makes significant contributions to our understanding of city planning in America and particularly in the American West.