The Last Four Things

Author: Paul Hoffman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141042397

Category: End of the world

Page: 500

View: 3709

'You're the right colour for the Angel of Death, Mister Cale. But a little short.' 'I could cut your head off and stand on it. Then I'd be taller.' Return to the Sanctuary of the Redeemers. A place of pain, cruelty and terrible, dark devotion. Thomas Cale - the Left Hand of God, the Angel of Death - is put in charge of an army and groomed to bring about the end of the world. But might not Cale - killer, strategist, pawn and boy whose nature is far stranger than even the Redeemers can know - have his own reasons for bringing about the Last Four Things? death * judgement * heaven * hell Praise for Paul Hoffman 'A cult classic.' Daily Express 'Brooding and magnificent.' Eoin Colfer 'A wonderful book.' Conn Iggulden

The Four Last Things

Death, Judgment, Hell, Heaven

Author: Rev. Fr. Martin von Cochem

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 1505103061

Category: Religion

Page: 223

View: 8567

It has ever been the practice of the Catholic Church to recommend to her spiritual children the meditation on man's Four Last Things - death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell. Keeping these sobering aspects of human destiny ever before our eyes, we will be that much less likely to fall into mortal sin and be lost eternally. Gives many facts we should meditate on as we contemplate death. This book has converted numerous Protestants in our day because of its cogent reasons for rectifying our lives.

The Left Hand of God

Author: Paul Hoffman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141969121

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 5403

The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman is the gripping first instalment in a remarkable trilogy. "Listen. The Sanctuary of the Redeemers on Shotover Scarp is named after a damned lie for there is no redemption that goes on there and less sanctuary." The Sanctuary of the Redeemers is a vast and desolate place - a place without joy or hope. Most of its occupants were taken there as boys and for years have endured the brutal regime of the Lord Redeemers whose cruelty and violence have one singular purpose - to serve in the name of the One True Faith. In one of the Sanctuary's vast and twisting maze of corridors stands a boy. He is perhaps fourteen or fifteen years old - he is not sure and neither is anyone else. He has long-forgotten his real name, but now they call him Thomas Cale. He is strange and secretive, witty and charming, violent and profoundly bloody-minded. He is so used to the cruelty that he seems immune, but soon he will open the wrong door at the wrong time and witness an act so terrible that he will have to leave this place, or die. His only hope of survival is to escape across the arid Scablands to Memphis, a city the opposite of the Sanctuary in every way: breathtakingly beautiful, infinitely Godless, and deeply corrupt. But the Redeemers want Cale back at any price... not because of the secret he now knows but because of a much more terrifying secret he does not. The Left Hand of God is a must read. It is the first instalment in a gripping trilogy by Paul Hoffman. Imagine if Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials met Umberto Eco's Name of the Rose. Fans of epic heroic fiction will love this series. Praise for Paul Hoffman: 'This book gripped me from the first chapter and then dropped me days later, dazed and grinning to myself' Conn Iggulden 'Tremendous momentum' Daily Telegraph 'A cult classic . . .' Daily Express

Four Last Things

A Catechetical Guide to Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell

Author: Fr. Wade Menezes

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

ISBN: 1682780422

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 4468

Few things in this earthly life are absolutely certain, but the most undebatable of these is death. Every person, even the atheist, will admit that death is certain. Death, however, is not the last event in this life of ours. Immediately after death, we shall be judged and then again on the Day of Judgment when all humanity will know us for what we are. Too often the reality of Heaven and salvation are highlighted at the expense of the Church's teachings on Death, Judgment, Purgatory, and Hell. Yet, these important doctrines of the Church hold the truths of salvation truths that can lead us to Heaven or can pull us away from it. In these pages, Fr. Wade Menezes, EWTN television host and Assistant General of the Fathers of Mercy, shows us that God has not called us to His wrath, but to salvation. He shows us that Heaven and Hell, salvation and damnation, eternal life and eternal punishment are all complementary doctrines. They need each other to be complete and we must understand the Church's teachings on all of these doctrines in order to have a balanced view of the world. Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell these are the Four Last Things toward which we are moving each hour of the day and night. Read this book, and you'll have a firm grasp of one of the most important doctrines of Holy Mother Church that holds the truths of Heaven and our own salvation.

The Last Things

Death, Judgment, Hell, Heaven

Author: Regis Martin

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 0898706629

Category: Religion

Page: 167

View: 6881

While much of the world remains in neurotic flight from death, from the Judgment that ineluctably follows, it is vital to the vocation of the Christian that he face, unflinching, the Last Things, including that eternity of joy or woe awaiting every man born into this world. How will we face the end? On whom does our hope finally rest? What are the very Last Things ever to be remembered? These and other breath-catching questions are examined in this book, whose pages abound with insight and imagery drawn from the rich patrimony of the Church's wisdom. Here is a fresh compendium of the thought of saints and sages as disparate as Augustine, Aquinas, Dante, Newman, Hopkins, Eliot, Lewis, James Joyce and Flannery O'Connor who adorn the pages of this literary/theological look at Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell. Here, then, is a complete canvassing of the Last Things, whose understanding remains fixed on Christ and his Church, thus awakening that sense of hope on which we depend in our journey home to God.

Four Things My Geeky-Jock-of-a-Best-Friend Must Do in Europe

Author: Jane Harrington

Publisher: Darby Creek

ISBN: 1467732141

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 1832

Brady is going to Europe—with her mother! It's a family coming-of-age tradition, so there's no way out of it. To make the trip more interesting, Brady's best gal pal, Delia, has written four things Brady must do while she's in Europe—and Delia used permanent marker so Brady can't chicken out. Brady would never do these things without some encouragement (AKA pressure) from Delia.

Four Things Women Want from a Man

Author: A. R. Bernard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501144650

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 7620

After decades of preaching, teaching, and counseling, influential Christian leader A.R. Bernard reveals the four qualities women want in a man—qualities that make for a satisfying and happy relationship. As a longtime pastor of a big-city church, A.R. Bernard has witnessed couples in every stage of life. He’s been with them as they experienced dizzying joys, unspeakable tragedies, and everything in between. As men and women have come to Bernard for spiritual counseling and advice, he’s learned patterns of behavior that are repeated time and again. After almost four decades of preaching, teaching, and counseling, he’s seen that while every situation is unique, people’s behaviors and consequences are amazingly consistent. With this in mind, Bernard has developed a simple system for understanding how couples relate to each other. Maturity, decisiveness, consistency, and strength—these are the four things women want and need most from a man. In his book, Bernard teaches readers how to identify and cultivate these traits toward a happy and long-lasting relationship—one built to weather any storm.

Eschatology: The Catholic Study of the Four Last Things

Author: Matthew R. Plese


ISBN: 1312890940

Category: Religion

Page: 270

View: 3500

Eschatology is the study of the end of life, the end of time, and the Final Coming of Christ. In Eschatology, Christian Theology focuses primarily on the "Four Last Things" that comprise its study. They are Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell. In addition to these areas, Mr. Plese explores as part of the five-part series on these topics, Purgatory, the place of temporary purification after death for souls that die in the state of grace (i.e. are destined for Heaven) but are not yet perfect and able to enter Heaven.


Death and Eternal Life

Author: Pope Benedict XVI,Joseph Ratzinger

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813215167

Category: Religion

Page: 307

View: 3299

Originally published in English in 1988, Joseph Ratzinger's Eschatology remains internationally recognized as a leading text on the "last things"--heaven and hell, purgatory and judgment, death and the immortality of the soul. This highly anticipated second edition includes a new preface by Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI and a supplement to the bibliography by theologian Peter A. Casarella. Eschatology presents a balanced perspective of the doctrine at the center of Christian belief--the Church's faith in eternal life. Recognizing the task of contemporary eschatology as "to marry perspectives, so that person and community, present and future, are seen in their unity," Joseph Ratzinger brings together recent emphasis on the theology of hope for the future with the more traditional elements of the doctrine. His book has proven to be as timeless as it is timely.

The Last Book in the Universe

Author: Rodman Philbrick

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545303877

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7061

This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best. It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.

The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die

Author: John B. Izzo


ISBN: 1442966343

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 260

View: 5508

An award-winning writer and author, corporate culture crusader, and global sustainability advocate, Izzo has devoted his life and career to facilitating deeper conversations about personal values, work culture, life-fulfillment, leadership responsibility, and the true definition of "success."

The Last Four Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell

Large Print Edition

Author: Martin Von Cochem O.S.F.C.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781717093936


Page: 268

View: 7288

PART I. ON DEATH. 5 I. On the Terrors of Death. 5 II. On the Assaults of Satan at the Hour of Death. 13 III. On the Apparition of the Spirits of Darkness. 20 IV. On the Fear of Hell. 23 V. On the Judgment. 27 PART II. THE LAST JUDGMENT. 37 I. On the Signs that shall Precede the Last Judgment. 37 II. On the Resurrection of the Dead. 45 III. On the Manner in which the Good and the Wicked will be Conducted to the Place of Judgment. 56 IV. How all Men will Await Christ's Coming in the Vale of Josaphat. 62 V. On the Appearance of Christ's Cross in the Heavens. 66 VI. On the Advent of the Judge. 72 VII. On the Manner in which Christ will take His Place on the Judgment-seat. 80 VIII. On the Reason why Christs Appearance on the Day of Final Judgment will be Terrible, and on the Heinousness of Mortal Sin. 91 IX. On the Manner in which the Final Judgment will be Commenced. 100 X. On the Length of Time that the Final Judgment will Last. 106 XI. On the Publication of the Sentence Passed upon the Good and the Bad. 111 XII. How the Damned will ask in Vain for Mercy, and will be cast down into Hell. 120 XIII. How the Blessed will go up into Heaven after the Judgment. 126 PART III. ON HELL. 133 I. On the Fire of Hell. 133 II. On the Hunger and Thirst Suffered in Hell. 142 III. On the Vile Odors of Hell. 150 IV. Some Other Torments of Hell. 154 V. On the Company of Hell. 165 VI. On the Loss of the Beatific Vision of God. 180 VII. The Worm that Dieth Not. 191 VIII. On Eternity. 198 PART IV. ON HEAVEN. 211 I. On the Nature of Heaven. 211 II. On the Joys of Heaven. 225 III. On the Joys of Heaven (Continued). 240 IV. On the Number of the Saved. 251

The Four Steps to the Epiphany

Successful Strategies for Products that Win

Author: Steve Blank

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0989200523

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

View: 6634

The bestselling classic that launched 10,000 startups and new corporate ventures - The Four Steps to the Epiphany is one of the most influential and practical business books of all time. The Four Steps to the Epiphany launched the Lean Startup approach to new ventures. It was the first book to offer that startups are not smaller versions of large companies and that new ventures are different than existing ones. Startups search for business models while existing companies execute them. The book offers the practical and proven four-step Customer Development process for search and offers insight into what makes some startups successful and leaves others selling off their furniture. Rather than blindly execute a plan, The Four Steps helps uncover flaws in product and business plans and correct them before they become costly. Rapid iteration, customer feedback, testing your assumptions are all explained in this book. Packed with concrete examples of what to do, how to do it and when to do it, the book will leave you with new skills to organize sales, marketing and your business for success. If your organization is starting a new venture, and you're thinking how to successfully organize sales, marketing and business development you need The Four Steps to the Epiphany. Essential reading for anyone starting something new.

100 Books To Read Before The Four Last Things

The Essential Guide to Catholic Spiritual Classics

Author: Marie I. George

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781621382690

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 796

Here are short reviews, written by lay people of all walks of life, for lay people equally diverse, that will not only guide readers through our rich heritage of Catholic works on the spiritual life, past and present, but help each select works and formulate a path tailored to their own background, temperament, and stage of spiritual development.

The Four Agreements

A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Author: Don Miguel Ruiz,Janet Mills

Publisher: Amber-Allen Publishing

ISBN: 1934408018

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 7651

Bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. • A New York Times bestseller for over 7 years • Over 5.2 million copies sold in the U.S. • Translated into 38 languages worldwide Don Miguel Ruiz’s book is a roadmap to enlightenment and freedom.” — Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success “An inspiring book with many great lessons . . .” — Wayne Dyer, Author, Real Magic “In the tradition of Castaneda, Ruiz distills essential Toltec wisdom, expressing with clarity and impeccability what it means for men and women to live as peaceful warriors in the modern world.” — Dan Millman, Author, Way of the Peaceful Warrior

John Dies at the End

Author: David Wong

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1743097808

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7388

Weird and terrifying and that's the good guys ... SHAWN OF THE DEAD meets GHOSTBUSTERS filtered through a very twisted mind tHE LOCAtION: Undisclosed tHE tHREAt: UnconFirmed (but scary as hell) OUR ONLY HOPE: two high school dropouts who really have better things to do with their time than prevent the apocalypse Its street name is Soy Sauce - a drug that lets its users drift across time and dimensions. But sometimes, those who come back bring something with them. Suddenly, a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John and David, a pair of dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can't ... "Wong is like a mash-up of Douglas Adams and Stephen King ... 'page-turner' is an understatement." Don Coscarelli, Director, PHANtASM I-IV, BUBBA HO-tEP "compelling-against-all-odds ... laugh-out-loud funny" KIRKUS REVIEWS "the book's smart take on fear manages to tap into readers' existential dread on one page, then have them laughing the next." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

The Golden Age of Censorship

Author: Paul Hoffman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 349

View: 8240

Do you remember the video nasty? It is 1984 and video has just arrived in Britain's homes. With it comes a widespread distrust and fear. The public dread a deluge of porn, ultraviolence, cannibalism and dismemberment. Eager to reflect the public mood, Parliament decides to panic too, and gifts sweeping powers to the chief film censor, Nick Berg. Every film ever made has to be reclassified for home viewing. But rather than become a tool of moral hysteria, Berg has a grand plan. He will create an entirely new kind of censorship - benign, thoughtful, intelligent. First he must create a team to implement his wishes. Advertising in newspapers and magazines across the country, Berg announces a competition to find a handful of the best and the brightest. Thousands apply. Interviews, tests, rejections, more interviews, more tests follow, until only seven remain. This 'Magnificent Seven' will have the power to decide what others can and cannot see. They are tasked to reflect the very best of what can be thought and said. They will encounter the great monuments of censorship - The Exorcist, Cannibal Holocaust and Reservoir Dogs - as well as the obscure and unexpected: Rupert Bear and Little Yum and the almost unwatchable Nappy Love. But off-screen, all is soon not well in the inner sanctum. What Berg doesn't realize is that his prized rationale is flawed. Fault lines appear within his team of seven. And a struggle for power is set in motion which quickly leads to betrayal, madness and, ultimately, death. Paul Hoffman, a former senior censor at the British Board of Film Classification, has written a compelling and captivating novel that challenges our ideas about censorship, prejudice and the fine line between art and exploitation.