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The Pagan in the Pulpit

The Pagan in the Pulpit

A Seductive Novel of Religion and Redemption

  • Author: D. S. Carroll
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469166313
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 528
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The Pagan in the Pulpit pits a gifted atheist against a formidable fundamentalist. The prize for which they mount an epic battle is the atheists wife, a captivating but elusive woman driven toward rebellion by her husbands lack of faith. Rob Fairly is the atheist filled with passion for his wife and virtuoso talents as a writer. Todd Holyfield (also known as Todd Almighty) is the madly smitten pastor who pursues the enigmatic wife. The wife is Lisa Fairly, who considers him the perfect pastor to replace the saintly but monotonous sermonizer fired from her church. As Lisa grows more hypnotized with Todd, her husband has his own temptations. One of them is Kim, an irresistible Confucian, and the other one is Valerie, an inspiring Wiccan. Blending satire with a search for deeper faith, The Pagan in the Pulpit trains a laser-like psychology on fundamentalism. Aiming at a rampant problem in America and worldwide, Rob uses his ingenious talents to oppose the pastors fundamentalism and prevent his wifes seduction. Showing greater sympathy than her husband, Lisa finds a wiser tolerance than she expected in her search for faith while battling with herself, her husband, and her pastor to preserve her marriage. Rich in wit and irony, elegant style, and searing love, the novel makes the battle of its central characters a microcosm of our modern world. In summary, The Pagan in the Pulpit uses its irreverence to honor faith while freeing what we love from fundamentalism and seduction.

The Dalkey Archive

The Dalkey Archive

  • Author: Flann O'Brien
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN: 9781564781727
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 204
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"Wit, humor, satire, the exact fall of a Dublin syllable, the ear for the local turn, the flight of fancy that can spin into a Dublin joke or a Limerick limerick all these are his." The New York Times

Mount Royal: A Novel. Volume 3 of 3

Mount Royal: A Novel. Volume 3 of 3

  • Author: Mary Braddon
  • Publisher: Litres
  • ISBN: 5040518536
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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House of God

House of God

  • Author: Samuel Shem
  • Publisher: Knaur eBook
  • ISBN: 3426416743
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 496
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Sechs junge Ärzte beginnen vollen Enthusiasmus ihr erstes Klinikjahr im House of God, beseelt von dem Wunsch, Menschen zu helfen und zu heilen. Doch ihre Ideale werden schnell fortgerissen im Strudel ihres rastlosen Alltags. Sie lernen die Schattenseiten der modernen Medizin kennen, werden zynisch, verzweifelt oder gleichgültig. Das House of God wird für sie zur Hölle ... »House of God« von Samuel Shem ist ein eBook von Topkrimi – exciting eBooks. Das Zuhause für spannende, aufregende, nervenzerreißende Krimis und Thriller. Mehr eBooks findest du auf Facebook. Werde Teil unserer Community und entdecke jede Woche neue Fälle, Crime und Nervenkitzel zum Top-Preis!

A Novel Diet

A Novel Diet

Learn Why You Failed Before & How Not to Fail Again

  • Author: Nikki Lang MD
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 9780595887781
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 271
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Thirty-two-year-old Cheryl is tired of being overweight, and she's finally gathered the courage to do something about it. But she worries about sacrificing her favorite foods or committing to the latest fad diet only to fail miserably. Sound familiar? Cheryl represents anyone who has struggled to maintain health and sanity while losing weight and offers a voice to everyone engaged in the ongoing battle to take off-and keep off-unwanted pounds. Award-winning physician Nikki Lang, M.D., uses the character of Cheryl to deliver sound and sensible principles, tips, and advice on losing weight and refreshingly easy-to-implement diet, exercise, and lifestyle adjustments that will have you well on your way to better health. In this down-to-earth weight-loss guide, Dr. Lang reveals the surprising answers to these and many other frequently asked questions: How is breakfast vital to shedding pounds? Why do more meals increase weight loss? Why do people who weigh more cook less? How is time management critical to good health? Which types of exercise are crucial for fitness? Don't settle for "miracle" pills, popular celebrity diets, or expensive meal plans. Learn the secrets to changing your weight-and your life-for good!

Child of the Prophecy: A Sevenwaters Novel 3

Child of the Prophecy: A Sevenwaters Novel 3

  • Author: Juliet Marillier
  • Publisher: Pan Australia
  • ISBN: 9781741984941
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 592
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The third book in the epic and compulsively readable Sevenwaters series Child of the Prophecy is the eagerly-awaited follow-up to the winner of the Aurealis Award Son of the Shadows and the international bestseller Daughter of the Forest. Raised in an isolated cove, Fainne has been sent to live at Sevenwaters and burdened with a terrible task. She must use whatever powers she can to prevent the Fair Folk winning back the Islands, no matter what the cost. Even if it means denying herself the one she loves. But can Fainne turn her back on the people she has come to care for? And can she bring herself to rid the world of the chosen one-child of the prophecy? PRAISE FOR THE SERIES "Enormously satisfying ... enchanting, deftly told" Good Reading "There are some series so lyrical, so well-conceived, that every new book is a delight, and this describes Marillier's Sevenwaters." The Weekend West "A rousing page-turner, a heady blending of romance, magic and battle" Booklist Fans of Marion Zimmer Bradley, Isobelle Carmody and Robin Hobb will love Juliet Marillier.

Discipline: A Novel

Discipline: A Novel

  • Author: M. Brunton
  • Publisher: Рипол Классик
  • ISBN: 5873735204
  • Category: History
  • Page: 172
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Lilacs in the Snow

Lilacs in the Snow

A Novel

  • Author: A. K. Henderson
  • Publisher: CCB Publishing
  • ISBN: 1926918711
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 350
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Arona Henderson, a Canadian born author, attended McGill University and the University of British Columbia. She received her medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. After a forty-year career as a beloved family practitioner, Arona faced her own devastating illness. Out of her resolve to survive emerged a story about courage, a compelling tale of a young Jewish girl, Caasi Lichman, born in Montreal. "Lilacs in the Snow" chronicles Caasi s passage from desolate childhood to impetuous adolescence to a shaken, yet solid adulthood, and is intertwined with the similarly volatile political, socio-economic, and racial climate of the mid-twentieth century. The story begins when an adult Caasi returns to Montreal and visits her estranged father. The encounter rekindles fragments of her childhood chaos, and she takes the reader on a gripping journey through the world of her collected memories, which are illuminated by flashes of sensitivity, poignancy, budding sensuality, resilience, humor, and abiding love. The complexity of human relationships is portrayed with revealing conviction and secured at the point where truth and imagination collide. In Caasi s display of moral fortitude, we find an example of human excellence that can be a source of inspiration to all readers and provide hope for better tomorrows. Long after the book is closed, your mind and heart will linger in its powerful hold. About the Author During the years of her office medical practice and staff physician at Hoag Memorial Hospital, Newport Beach, California, Arona Henderson s poetry was published in small presses: "Alura Quarterly" and " up against the wall, mother ." She authored articles and stories for "Medical Economics" and "Cortlandt Forum." These publications received acclaim from fellow physicians worldwide and "Medical Economics" awarded her a certificate of merit for one of her stories. In spite of the demands on her time, she wrote a column titled "Woman to Woman Medicine" for "Orange County Media," a monthly publication with a circulation of 120,000. Her style of professionalism and humor in the chosen topics was a favorable method of reaching a wide range of women who were otherwise reluctant to seek professional medical care. Arona lectured on issues of adolescent medicine to women s groups to help improve relationships between mothers and daughters. She was dedicated to the physical and emotional health of young individuals and undertook a physician consultant position at an inpatient adolescent mental health facility. She served as a student health doctor at the University of California, Irvine and a teacher of family practice techniques to the medical school students at the University of California, Irvine Medical School. Arona currently resides with her husband James in Blaine, Washington, close to the Canadian border."

Everything Means Nothing to Me: a Novel of Underground Nashville

Everything Means Nothing to Me: a Novel of Underground Nashville

A Novel of Underground Novel

  • Author: David M. Carew
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1479719676
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 187
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PRAISE FOR EVERYTHING MEANS NOTHING TO ME, THE SEARING NOVEL OF UNDERGROUND NASHVILLE SPELLBINDING . . . I could not put it down until Id read the entire novel in one sitting. Rachel Gladstone, DishMag.com HAUNTING, BEAUTIFUL, POWERFUL. Roy E. Perry, The Tennessean In the tradition of Charles Bukowski and Hermann Hesse, David M. Carew writes dark, searing novels set in the underground of a great city: Nashville. Carews debut, Voice from the Gutter, was hailed a minor masterpiecean existential novel you will not soon forget by Tennessean book reviewer Roy E. Perry. Now Carew returns with Everything Means Nothing to Me, an impassioned tale of love, loss, betrayal, and redemption. When the sad, lonely, half-mad writer John Werrick meets mysterious singer-songwriter Eva Downing in a Nashville club, it sparks a tragic, haunted love. Obsessed with Eva, Werrick burns to answer the riddles surrounding her: Why does she so passionately yearn to performthen make sure few know about it? Why does she go through a strange, dark ritual before performing? What is the explosive secret she is hiding? As Werrick struggles to unravel the mystery, he discovers the brutal secret shrouding Evas lifeas events surge to a shattering climax.

Not Yet Drown'd: A Novel

Not Yet Drown'd: A Novel

  • Author: Peg Kingman
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393079945
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 448
  • View: 2674
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"Mysterious, intriguing, and just downright absorbing ... smart and full of atmosphere."—Boston Globe Catherine MacDonald is astonished to receive from her twin brother—who had apparently drowned a year earlier in the monsoon floods of 1821—a kashmiri shawl, a caddy of unusual tea, and a sheaf of traditional bagpipe music in his handwriting. When had he sent it? And why had he retitled a certain tune "Not Yet Drown'd"? Irresistibly, she is drawn to India to search for answers. With her stepdaughter and their two maids—one an enigmatic Hindu, the other a runaway American slave—she follows an obscure trail of tea, opium, and bagpipe music, discovering unsuspected truths about the man she is seeking. Reading group guide included.

The Derision of Heaven

The Derision of Heaven

A Guide to Daniel

  • Author: Michael Whitworth
  • Publisher: Start2Finish Books
  • ISBN: 0988512114
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 204
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Every day, it seems the world becomes increasingly hostile to Christianity. Values are being scuttled, faith is scorned, and God’s people are being marginalized. These difficult times pose two questions to Christians: How can we be the “light of the world” in such abject darkness? And how can God still be in control of all things? This book will help you answer these questions. More than a guide to Daniel, The Derision of Heaven is an urgent message for the exiled church. As you journey through the story and visions of Daniel, you will be awe-struck by the sovereign rule of God, emboldened to live a life that glorifies him, and encouraged to serve in the eternal Kingdom of Heaven.

The Death Trust: A Vin Cooper Novel 1

The Death Trust: A Vin Cooper Novel 1

  • Author: David A. Rollins,David Rollins
  • Publisher: Pan Australia
  • ISBN: 1742625924
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 512
  • View: 8734
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When the commander of the vast NATO Ramstein Air Base in Germany, United States General Abraham Scott, is killed in what appears to be a glider accident, Washington reluctantly assigns its only available investigator, washed-up Special Agent Vincent Cooper, to the case. When the crash turns out to have been sabotage, Cooper suddenly finds himself immersed in a highly sensitive murder investigation – the general was married to the US Vice President's daughter. Cooper discovers that the apparently fine, upstanding General Scott kept some highly questionable company. And so begins an investigation that takes Cooper and his uncooperative partner, Special Agent Anna Masters, from the biggest air base in Europe to the streets of Baghdad; from the headquarters of a people smuggler in Riga to harrowing Chechen rebel combat operations against the Russians. Cooper and Masters uncover a plot so monstrous it threatens to engulf the US military-industrial complex in a scandal of explosive proportions – as well as destroy the very fabric of contemporary society.

Ernest Linwood

Ernest Linwood

A Novel

  • Author: Caroline Lee Hentz
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 467
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The Map of the Sky

The Map of the Sky

A Novel

  • Author: Félix J. Palma
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451660316
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 594
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When a New York socialite challenges her millionaire suitor to reproduce the extraterrestrial invasion featured in Wells' War of the Worlds, three fantastical adventures in time travel and mystery ensue, replete with cameos by such figures as a young Edgar Allan Poe, Captain Shackleton and Charles Winslow from The Map of Time.

A Literary History of England

A Literary History of England

  • Author: A Baugh
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136892990
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 628
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First published in 1959. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Son of the Shadows: A Sevenwaters Novel 2

Son of the Shadows: A Sevenwaters Novel 2

  • Author: Juliet Marillier
  • Publisher: Pan Australia
  • ISBN: 9781741978667
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 560
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WINNER OF THE AUREALIS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY NOVEL The second book in the epic and compulsively readable Sevenwaters series Son of the Shadows follows the trials of the next generation at Sevenwaters and continues the struggles between the Irish and British that began in Daughter of the Forest. After years of happiness, darkness has fallen upon Sevenwaters. Trouble is brewing and leaders are being called into strategic alliances to defend their land. There are some who blame the Britons of Northwoods, for as long as the Islands, home of mystic caves and sacred trees are lost, there can be no peace, and there are some who believe the enemy are much closer to home. Liadhan, with her gift of Sight and healing hands, seems to hold the key. For she exists outside the pattern and she alone seems to have the power to change it. How close are love and hate - and yet how unalike. PRAISE FOR SON OF THE SHADOWS "A wonderful, riveting story" Barbara Erskine "Beautifully written... a sparkling saga of a family whose destiny is to help free Erin from British tyranny." Publishers Weekly Fans of Marion Zimmer Bradley, Isobelle Carmody and Robin Hobb will love Juliet Marillier.

A History of German Literature

A History of German Literature

From the Beginnings to the Present Day

  • Author: Wolfgang Beutin,Klaus Ehlert,Wolfgang Emmerich,Helmut Hoffacker,Bernd Lutz,Volker Meid,Ralf Schnell,Peter Stein,Inge Stephan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134928165
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 816
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Since the appearance of its first edition in Germany in 1979, A History of German Literature has established itself as a classic work used by students and anyone interested in German literature. The volume chronologically traces the development of German literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. Throughout this chronology, literary developments are set in a social and political context. This includes a final chapter, written for this latest edition, on the consequences of the reunification of Germany in 1990. Thoroughly interdiscipinary in method, the work also reflects recent developments in literary criticism and history. Highly readable and stimulating, A History of German Literature succeeds in making the literature of the past as immediate and engaging as the works of the present. It is both a scholary study and an invaluable reference work for students.

Heart: A Social Novel

Heart: A Social Novel

  • Author: Martin Farquhar Tupper
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465592245
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 208
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The mixture of two such conflicting characters as her father and mother might (with common Providence to bless the pair) unitedly produce heart; although their plebeian countenances could hardly be expected without a direct miracle to generate beauty. Maria inherited from her father at once his impetuosity and his little button-nose: although the latter was neither purple nor pimply, and the former was more generous and better directed: from her mother she derived what looked to any one at first sight very like red hair, along with great natural sweetness of disposition: albeit her locks had less of fire, and her sweetness more of it: sympathy was added to gentleness, zeal to patience, and universal tenderness to a general peace with all the world; for that extreme quietude, almost apathy, alluded to before, having been superseded by paternal impetuosity, the result of all was Heart. She doated on her mother; and (how she contrived this, it is not quite so easy to comprehend) she found a great deal loveable even in her father. But in fact she loved every body. Charity was the natural atmosphere of her kind and feeling soul always excusing, assisting, comforting, blessing; charity lent music to her tongue, and added beauty to her eyes charity gave grace to an otherwise ordinary figure, and lit her freckled cheek with the spirit of loveliness.

Daughter of the Forest: A Sevenwaters Novel 1

Daughter of the Forest: A Sevenwaters Novel 1

  • Author: Juliet Marillier
  • Publisher: Pan Australia
  • ISBN: 9781741984958
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 560
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The first book in the epic and compulsively readable Sevenwaters series "I enjoyed it immensely... For an Irish resident, familiar with the mores and customs, Daughter of the Forest had special meaning and relevance." Anne McCaffrey "This saga will hold you entranced" Australian Women's Weekly Daughter of the Forest is a mixture of history and heritage, myth and magic, legend and love. Lord Colum of Sevenwaters is blessed with seven children but it is Sorcha, the youngest child and only daughter, who alone is destined to defend her family and protect their land from the invading Britons. For Sorcha is the only one who escapes the cruel influence of Lady Oonagh, her father's new wife. Exiled from Sevenwaters and cast out into the forest and the terrifying world beyond, Sorcha falls into the hands of the feared enemy. Now she is torn between a life she has always known and a love that only comes once. Fans of Marion Zimmer Bradley, Isobelle Carmody and Robin Hobb will love Juliet Marillier.

Esther (A Dangerous Beauty Novel Book #1)

Esther (A Dangerous Beauty Novel Book #1)

Royal Beauty

  • Author: Angela Hunt
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • ISBN: 1441269290
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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When an ambitious tyrant threatens genocide against the Jews, an inexperienced young queen must take a stand for her people. When Xerxes, king of Persia, issues a call for beautiful young women, Hadassah, a Jewish orphan living in Susa, is forcibly taken to the palace of the pagan ruler. After months of preparation, the girl known to the Persians as Esther wins the king's heart and a queen's crown. But because her situation is uncertain, she keeps her ethnic identity a secret until she learns that an evil and ambitious man has won the king's permission to exterminate all Jews--young and old, powerful and helpless. Purposely violating an ancient Persian law, she risks her life in order to save her people...and bind her husband's heart.