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A Blaze of Glory

By Jeff Shaara
  • Writer : Jeff Shaara
  • Isbn : 0345527372
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 877
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“[An] exciting read . . . [Jeff] Shaara returns to the U.S. Civil War in this first book of a new trilogy. . . . This novel is meticulously researched and brings a vivid reality to the historical events depicted.”—Library Journal NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Spring 1862. The Confederate Army in the West teeters on the brink of collapse. General Albert Sidney Johnston is forced to abandon the critical city of Nashville and rally his troops in defense of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. Hot on Johnston’s trail are two of the Union’s best generals: Ulysses Grant and Don Carlos Buell. If their combined forces can crush Johnston’s army and capture the railroad, the war in the West likely will be over. There’s just one problem: Johnston knows of the Union plans and is poised to launch an audacious surprise attack on Grant’s encampment—a small settlement in southwestern Tennessee anchored by a humble church named Shiloh. Drawing on meticulous research, Jeff Shaara dramatizes the key decisions of the commanders on both sides of the conflict—and brings to life the junior officers, conscripts, and enlisted men who gave their all for the cause. With stunning immediacy, Shaara takes us inside the maelstrom of Shiloh as no novelist has before. “Brilliant . . . riveting . . . a work to be embraced.”—Bookreporter Includes a preview of Jeff Shaara’s next Civil War novel, A Chain of Thunder.

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  • Pdf File: the-genius-of-judaism.pdf

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From world-renowned public intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy comes an incisive and provocative look at the heart of Judaism. “A smart, revealing, and essential book for our times.”—The Washington Post For more than four decades, Bernard-Henri Lévy has been a singular figure on the world stage—one of the great moral voices of our time. Now Europe's foremost philosopher and activist confronts his spiritual roots and the religion that has always inspired and shaped him—but that he has never fully reckoned with. The Genius of Judaism is a breathtaking new vision and understanding of what it means to be a Jew, a vision quite different from the one we’re used to. It is rooted in the Talmudic traditions of argument and conflict, rather than biblical commandments, borne out in struggle and study, not in blind observance. At the very heart of the matter is an obligation to the other, to the dispossessed, and to the forgotten, an obligation that, as Lévy vividly recounts, he has sought to embody over decades of championing “lost causes,” from Bosnia to Africa’s forgotten wars, from Libya to the Kurdish Peshmerga’s desperate fight against the Islamic State, a battle raging as we speak. Lévy offers a fresh, surprising critique of a new and stealthy form of anti-Semitism on the rise as well as a provocative defense of Israel from the left. He reveals the overlooked Jewish roots of Western democratic ideals and confronts the current Islamist threat while intellectually dismantling it. Jews are not a “chosen people,” Lévy explains, but a “treasure” whose spirit must continue to inform moral thinking and courage today. Lévy’s most passionate book, and in many ways his most personal, The Genius of Judaism is a great, profound, and hypnotic intellectual reckoning—indeed a call to arms—by one of the keenest and most insightful writers in the world. Praise for The Genius of Judaism “In The Genius of Judaism, Lévy elaborates on his credo by rebutting the pernicious and false logic behind current anti-Semitism and defends Israel as the world’s most successful multi-ethnic democracy created from scratch. Lévy also makes the case for France’s Jews being integral to the establishment of the French nation, the French language, and French literature. And last, but certainly not least, he presents a striking interpretation of the Book of Jonah. . . . A tour de force.”—Forbes “Ardent . . . Lévy’s message is essentially uplifting: that the brilliant scholars of Judaism, the authors of the Talmud, provide elucidation into ‘the great questions that have stirred humanity since the dawn of time.’ . . . A philosophical celebration of Judaism.”—Kirkus Reviews “Lévy (Left in Dark Times), a prominent French journalist and politically engaged philosopher, turns his observations inward here, pondering the teachings of Judaism and the role they have played in contemporary European history as well as in his own life and intellectual inquiry. . . . [Lévy’s] musings on the meaning of the story of Jonah and the relevance of symbolic Ninevahs in our time are both original and poetic. . . . A welcome addition to his oeuvre.”—Publishers Weekly

Revelation

By
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  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Isbn Code : 0857861018
  • Number of Pages : 64
  • Category : Bibles
  • Reviews : 635
  • Pdf File: revelation.pdf

Book Excerpt:

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.

Racism and the Image of God

By K. Teel
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn Code : 0230114717
  • Number of Pages : 216
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 532
  • Pdf File: racism-and-the-image-of-god.pdf

Book Excerpt:

From her perspective as a white feminist theologian, Karen Teel dialogues with five womanist thinkers to develop a Christian theology of the body that can compel Christians, especially U. S. Christians of European descent, to actively resist the sin of racism.

Blaze of Glory

By Michael Pryor
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  • Publisher : Loveable Store
  • Isbn Code : 6028801666
  • Number of Pages : 554
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 408
  • Pdf File: blaze-of-glory.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Read and download full book Blaze of Glory

The Third Testament for the Third Millennium

By Kevin Carey
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  • Publisher : Sacristy Press
  • Isbn Code : 1908381582
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 484
  • Pdf File: the-third-testament-for-the-third-millennium.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The Complete Edition of the Third Testament for the Third Millenium brings together all three volumes of the series: Perpetua, Spirit, and Unity.

Unity

By Kevin Carey
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  • Publisher : Sacristy Press
  • Isbn Code : 1908381523
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 295
  • Pdf File: unity.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Unity is the third and final book in The Third Testament for the Third Millennium, a bold re-telling of the New Testament in a 21st Century context, asking Christians to question what they believe and why.

Scorpio Ablaze

By Alan Burt Akers
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  • Publisher : Mushroom eBooks
  • Isbn Code : 1843197073
  • Number of Pages : 265
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 702
  • Pdf File: scorpio-ablaze.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Under the twin sun, Antares, the planet Kregen is a world of wonder and terror, of beauty and horror. Now, in the streaming mingled lights of the Suns of Scorpio, Prescot, slave of the Shanks, takes up the Krozair brand to attempt to save his friends who are about to be killed by the vicious Shank lord. Next he must rally the coalition of forces from Vallia, Hamel and Tsungfaril to expel the Shanks from Tarankar. But things rarely go according to plan on Kregen... Scorpio Ablaze is the forty-first book in the epic fifty-two book saga of Dray Prescot of Earth and of Kregen by Kenneth Bulmer, writing as Alan Burt Akers. The series continues with Scorpio Drums.

The Little Black Book of 6-Chord Songs

By Wise Publications
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  • Publisher : Wise Publications
  • Isbn Code : 1783231947
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Category : Music
  • Reviews : 892
  • Pdf File: the-little-black-book-of-6-chord-songs.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A pocket-sized collection of over 70 songs, all of which use no more than 6 chords. Presented in chord songbook format, arranged in the same keys as the original recordings with chord symbols, guitar chord boxes and complete lyrics.

A Feminist Ethic of Risk

By Sharon D. Welch
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  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Isbn Code : 9781451418262
  • Number of Pages : 206
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 770
  • Pdf File: a-feminist-ethic-of-risk.pdf

Book Excerpt:

An updated edition of this influential feminist text.

Language of Battered Women, The

By Carol L. Winkelmann
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Isbn Code : 079148582X
  • Number of Pages : 285
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 555
  • Pdf File: language-of-battered-women-the.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Shows how battered women's personal theologies help them survive and heal, despite the women's knowledge that religion may also have contributed to their oppression.

Z-Burbia 3: Estate of the Dead

By Jake Bible
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  • Publisher : Jake Bible Fiction LLC
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 943
  • Pdf File: z-burbia-3.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Jace Stanford has lost family, friends, and his arm to the zombie apocalypse that hit his subdivision of Whispering Pines. But he’s also gained something he never in a million years would have thought would be a plus: the cannibal savant known as Elsbeth. Now Jace needs Elsbeth’s help more than ever. But is she up to the task when her past is revealed? A past that is possibly more shocking than the zombie apocalypse itself? Jace is gonna find out the hard way. And, as everyone knows, in Z-Burbia the hard way usually means a whole lot of people are going to die! Welcome back to Z-Burbia, y’all! Reviews- “I have really enjoyed this series, and Z-Burbia 3: Estate of the Dead did not disappoint. It was cool to finally get a few answers on Elsbeth's past - where she came from and how she became the badass she is today. With lots of laughs, killing, and of course...zombies, this is a great series for anyone into apocalyptic thrillers. I can't wait to start book four!” -Jennifer Murphy, 5-star Goodreads review “This series gets better with every book.The action grabs you from the start and doesn't let up.Unlike a lot of zombie books these characters feel well rounded and believable. I can't wait to start on the next book.” Christine Delong, 5-star Goodreads review Other books by Jake Bible: By Series: The Apex Trilogy (Dead Mech, The Americans, Metal & Ash) The Kaiju Winter Series Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter Series The Mega/Team Grendel Thrillers The Flipside Sagas Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass! Black Box Inc. Series Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy The Salvage Merc One Series Fighting Iron Series Dead Team Alpha Series The AntiBio Series Reign of Four By Genre: Post-Apocalyptic- The Z-Burbia Series Dead Team Alpha Series Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy EverRealm Fighting Iron Series The AntiBio Series The Kaiju Winter Series Zombies!- The Z-Burbia Series Dead Team Alpha Series Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy EverRealm Science Fiction- Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter Series Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass! The Flipside Sagas The Salvage Merc One Series Drop Team Zero Outpost Hell Galactic Vice Agent Prime Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy Fighting Iron Series Mech Corps Reign of Four The AntiBio Series In Perpetuity Thriller/Action/Adventure- Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass! The Mega/Team Grendel Thrillers The Flipside Sagas Blood Cruise Agent Prime Galactic Vice Horror- The Z-Burbia Series Blood Cruise Stone Cold Bastards Fantasy/Urban Fantasy/Dark Fantasy- Black Box Inc. Series Stone Cold Bastards EverRealm YA/MG Novels- ScareScapes! (middle grade scifi adventure Intentional Haunting (2014 Bram Stoker Award Finalist- YA horror) Little Dead Man (YA zombie apocalypse) By Series: The Apex Trilogy (Dead Mech, The Americans, Metal & Ash) Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter Series The Mega/Team Grendel Thrillers The Flipside Sagas Max Rage: Intergalactic Badass! Black Box Inc. Series Dead Mech/The Apex Trilogy The Salvage Merc One Series Fighting Iron Series Dead Team Alpha Series The AntiBio Series The Kaiju Winter Series Reign of Four Genres- zombie apocalypse, post-apocalyptic, dark humor, satire Keywords: zombies, post-apocalyptic, walking dead, George Romero, undead, post apocalyptic Key Phrases: apocalyptic fiction, apocalyptic books, post-apocalypse books, zombie apocalypse satire, post-apocalyptic books, post-apocalyptic fiction, post-apocalyptic collection, zombie apocalypse survival kit, zombie apocalypse books, George Romero books

The Reality of the Supernatural World

By Todd Bentley
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  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Isbn Code : 0768498910
  • Number of Pages : 239
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 266
  • Pdf File: the-reality-of-the-supernatural-world.pdf

Book Excerpt:

God invites and wants to bring you into a heavenly experience with Him now, so that your life will be a prophetic message that carries supernatural substance. Revivalist Todd Bentley inspires you to develop a kingdom now mindset; by exploring the keys to tearing open the heavens in your life and ministry. As you read this book, you'll come under a powerful anointing to walk daily in the reality of the supernatural as a vessel for miracles, signs, and wonders. Even though this book is about the supernatural realm, the underlying theme is deeper intimacy with God. The Reality of the Supernatural World will inspire you to believe in a bigger God than you have ever known!

Bright Light: A Lifetime of Seeing God at Work

By Harold E. Burchett
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  • Publisher : Bringing Christ Back Ministries
  • Isbn Code : 0578128632
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reviews : 197
  • Pdf File: bright-light.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Bright Light tells the story of God visibly at work in and through the life of pastor and revivalist Harold Burchett, now (March 2016) ninety-one years old. What Harold has seen and reports here are not flashy “signs and wonders” in the traditional sense but other ways that God has unmistakably shown up in Harold’s experience and ministry. He tells his story in three parts. 1. “God’s work in me—first”: from a loving, God-centered childhood into the rough-and-tumble world of a reporter for his local newspaper—and then, while still a teenager, to war in the South Pacific on a U.S. Navy destroyer. Prayers answered in the war zone, along with practices learned for reaching the hearts of his faith-mocking fellow sailors, set a fire in Harold’s heart that shapes his entire career. 2. “God’s work in my public ministry”: scenes from Harold’s life as an itinerant evangelist and settled pastor. Through prayer and with total confidence in God’s power to change lives on the basis of Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross, Harold ministers in public settings from New Brunswick to Virginia. He details some of the notable results. 3. “God’s work in my personal encounters”: stories of individuals who experience the Lord’s personal rescue from a wide variety of crippling issues through Harold’s prayers and words. Those early shipboard lessons on how to be a “fisher of men” (Mark 1:17) clearly have paid off! The book concludes with pointed summaries of lessons learned and of life-advice, especially for readers hungry to experience the same Bright Light that Harold has seen.

Mind-Matter Interaction

By Pamela Rae Heath, M.D.
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn Code : 078645668X
  • Number of Pages : 319
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reviews : 131
  • Pdf File: mind-matter-interaction.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The power of the mind to influence the physical world has long been debated, debunked, studied for military applications, and used in science fiction. This historical and theoretical study of mind-matter interaction, or MMI, explores the phenomena of levitation, stigmata, inedia, paranormal activity, bilocation, fire immunity, luminosity, and the teleportation of matter. The results of more than a century of formal experimental research are discussed, as are resultant training techniques, theories, and controlled experiments used to test or bolster psychokinetic abilities.

The Cat's Pyjamas

By Julia Cresswell
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn Code : 0141912421
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 528
  • Pdf File: the-cat-s-pyjamas.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A fascinating, thematic exploration of clichés from as the actress said to the bishop to zero hour, explaining what they are and where they’ve come from. Julia Cresswell has taken her best-selling dictionary of clichés (‘Sumptuous... A mine of information.’ Guardian) back to the drawing board and has created a book, packed with famous (and infamous) quotations and memorable information, that will change the way you see English.