Freed by Jesus from the Idols We Worship and the Wounds We Carry
Author: Mike Wilkerson
Exodus is a real story about God redeeming his people from the bondage of slavery and how their difficult journey home exposed their loyalties—though wounded by Egypt, they had come to worship its gods. Most Christians don’t make golden idols like the Israelites in the wilderness, but we do set up idols on our own desert road—idols like substance abuse, pornography, gluttony, and rage. And even those who don’t know the pain of actual slavery can feel enslaved to the fear and shame that follow sexual abuse or betrayal by a spouse, for we suffer at the hands of our idols as well as those created by others. We need more than self-improvement or comfort—we need redemption. Redemption is not a step-oriented recovery book; it’s story-oriented and Bible-anchored. It unfolds the back-story of redemption in Exodus to help Christians better understand how Christ redeems us from the slavery of abuse, addiction and assorted trouble and restores us to our created purpose, the worship of God. Readers will discover that the reward of freedom is more than victory over a habitual sin or release from shame; it is satisfaction and rest in God himself. Part of the Re:Lit series.
A Rebellious Spirit, a Praying Mother, and the Unlikely Path to Olympic Gold
Author: Bryan Clay
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is the story of the most unlikely Olympic decathlete in history. Despite size and stature, Bryan Clay is the defending champion of the 2008 Olympic gold medal and winner of the 2004 Olympic silver medal in the decathlon. His journey is as inspiring as it is gritty, as troubled as it is triumphant. Far more than just a sports memoir, Redemption details the drudgery, devastation, and ultimate conversion that led Bryan to become a world champion. “[God] had a plan when I believed that dreams never came true because, in my life, they never did,” says Bryan. Through a remarkable series of events and devoted prayers of his mother, Bryan’s life was turned around into a victorious narrative of truly being redeemed.
Author: Stacey Lannert,Kristen Kemp
Publisher: Broadway Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Recounts the events that led the author to kill her sexually abusive father in self-defense and the 2009 triumph that enabled her release from prison, describing her ongoing work as the founder of a nonprofit agency to offer support and raise awareness.
The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America
Author: Nathan J. Winograd
Explains the "No Kill" movement, tracing the history of animal sheltering and describing what can be done for homeless dogs and cats by shelters without the need to kill them.
Author: Julie Chibbaro
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The wet earth smells of mushroom and loam. I race through the trees. Branches reach for my eyes and tangle my hair. My kirtle rips, but I still run, faster through the woodland, escaping the murderous men who chase behind me with vicious, barking dogs. The men are my enemies and the woodland is my friend. I climb a tree to its tip, to where the branches thin, and I see the dead bird there. Only its mouth is open and it is singing with the voice of my father. I touch the bird, and it flies away. "I saw a bird dead once. I picture my father this way." Twelve-year-old Lily has not seen her father for more than eight months. He was taken from her and her mother one night by the baron's men, forced against his will to leave England and to be part of a colony in the New World. And now Lily and her mother are in danger -- for the baron's men say they no longer have any right to their land. They also face persecution for being followers of Frere Lanther, a man who has been excommunicated by the church for wanting to purge it of its corrupt practices. Their one chance for safety and freedom is to take passage on the next ship out to the New World. Afraid her father is dead, hopeful that he might yet live, Lily and Frere Lanther persuade her mother to flee. The harrowing voyage reveals painful secrets that strip Lily of her innocence. But Lily also makes a friend -- a boy named Ethan, son to none other than the baron himself, who is also onboard. Together Ethan and Lily navigate their way through betrayals and treachery in a strange new land. Separated from the group, lost in the wilderness, and captured by an Indian tribe, Lily must reach deep inside herself and tap into strength she never knew she had if she is to survive. Richly imagined and beautifully written, Redemption is an epic adventure of family, growth, and love from a major new talent.
Carolina Basketball's 2016–2017 Journey from Heartbreak to History
Author: Adam Lucas,Steve Kirschner,Matt Bowers
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
This is the story of a national championship that was a year in the making. Redemption: Carolina Basketball's 2016–2017 Journey from Heartbreak to History is a behind-the-scenes look at the Tar Heels' ride to the 2017 national title. Featuring never-before-published, exclusive photographs that will take readers from the practice court and game action to the team bus and locker room, this book is the most complete chronicle of a UNC national championship ever made. In addition to the full-color images, the book also includes interviews with the players and coaches that can only be found here, a foreword by head coach Roy Williams, and exciting new stories from Adam Lucas, Steve Kirschner, and Matt Bowers, who accompanied the team every step of the way. Much more than a detailed account of Carolina's 33 victories, Redemption describes the amazing journey of one of UNC's most inspiring championships, from heartbreak in Houston to the storybook finish in Phoenix. Here readers can get the team's perspective on what propelled them to a title and find out what moments the players and coaches considered most important, both on and off the court. The result is a must-have book for Tar Heel fans everywhere.
Author: Veronique Launier
Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Aude Vanier is a sixteen-year-old rock star with a problem—stone monsters keep attacking her. And when they do, she finds herself chanting in a language she doesn’t understand. Guillaume de Rouen has been stuck as a gargoyle on a church for the last seventy years, until Aude’s chanting releases him back to his seventeen-year-old human form. An ancient Iroquois prophecy about the destruction of Montreal is coming true. Together, Aude and Guillaume can stop it. But Aude is the descendant of a centuries-old coven of witches—a coven that Guillaume failed to protect seventy years ago. This time, if they fail, the world will never be the same.
The Last Battle of the Civil War
Author: Nicholas Lemann
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A century after Appomattox, the civil rights movement won full citizenship for black Americans in the South. It should not have been necessary: by 1870 those rights were set in the Constitution. This is the story of the terrorist campaign that took them away. Nicholas Lemann opens his extraordinary new book with a riveting account of the horrific events of Easter 1873 in Colfax, Louisiana, where a white militia of Confederate veterans-turned-vigilantes attacked the black community there and massacred hundreds of people in a gruesome killing spree. This was the start of an insurgency that changed the course of American history: for the next few years white Southern Democrats waged a campaign of political terrorism aiming to overturn the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments and challenge President Grant'ssupport for the emergent structures of black political power. The remorseless strategy of well-financed "White Line" organizations was to create chaos and keep blacks from voting out of fear for their lives and livelihoods. Redemption is the first book to describe in uncompromising detail this organized racial violence, which reached its apogee in Mississippi in 1875. Lemann bases his devastating account on a wealth of military records, congressional investigations, memoirs, press reports, and the invaluable papers of Adelbert Ames, the war hero from Maine who was Mississippi's governor at the time. When Ames pleaded with Grant for federal troops who could thwart the white terrorists violently disrupting Republican political activities, Grant wavered, and the result was a bloody, corrupt election in which Mississippi was "redeemed"—that is, returned to white control. Redemption makes clear that this is what led to the death of Reconstruction—and of the rights encoded in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. We are still living with the consequences.
Author: Larry Thompson
Publisher: Author House
This book is fictional comedy about two angels that receive a message from God, telling them that they have to return to Earth. The older angel is wiser and more experienced and is sent to help his partner with supervision and companionship through their ordeal. In their journey to Earth they travel to different cities in search of the younger angels people contacts that he has to get reacquainted with. One problem is how to recognize these same people after years past. If he finds his contacts he has to decide how to go about mending past circumstances and occurrences for the mischievous activities he played on people when he was alive and on Earth. In their travels to Earth the younger angel recalls people, and situations and he has to make amends in order to become a full-fledged angel. He has a series of flashbacks, and recollections and he tries to overcome his past, and make it good in the present time, after he arrives back on Earth.
In His Hands
Author: Anne Angell
Publisher: Xulon Press
Category: Christian fiction, American
In the Beginning, is just one in a series of plots, intrigue, and suspense for all of God's created beings, including Michael who can neither understand nor can he explain the events as they unfold.
Author: Nancy Geary
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
After more than 10 years, Frances Pratt returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea, where she spent her childhood summers in the home of an aunt and uncle.
Author: Shane Ryan Staley
Shane Ryan Staley brings you one of the year’s most shocking and emotionally-charged tales. Redemption is a novella about how the balance of life affects us, in death and on God’s terms. John wakes up to the fact that the balance in his life is horribly wrong. While neglecting his family for work, he suffers a terrible loss. His son has disappeared. During the months that follow, his life is ripped apart. The mystery of his son’s disappearance is slowly unraveled as part of a plan to rid the world of evil. In order to get redemption, John realizes that there is only one road he can travel. A road that twists through Hell.
Author: Franz Rosenzweig,Barbara E. Galli
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
The Star of Redemption is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding religion and philosophy in the twentieth century. Fusing philosophy and theology, the book assigns both Judaism and Christianity distinct but equally important roles in the spiritual structure of the world. Franz Rosenzweig finds in both biblical religions approaches to a comprehension of reality. The major themes and motifs of The Star—the birth, life, death, and the immortality of the soul; Eastern philosophies and Jewish mysticism; the relationship between God, world and humanity over time; and revelation as the real biblical miracle of faith and path to redemption—resonate meaningfully.
Author: Karen Kingsbury,Gary Smalley
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
A fresh new look for the best-selling series from America’s number-one inspirational novelist, Karen Kingsbury. Fans will enjoy a personal note from Karen and Gary Smalley as well as discussion questions for book group use. Revisit the Baxter family in all their life-changing events, or share the series with someone who hasn’t discovered it yet. The Redemption series won Christian Retailing’s 2005 Retailer’s Choice Award for Best Series! When Kari Baxter Jacobs finds out that her husband is involved in an adulterous relationship and wants a divorce, she decides she will love him and remain faithful to her marriage at all costs. This book shows how God can redeem seemingly hopeless relationships, and it illustrates one of Gary Smalley’s key messages: Love is a decision. Redemption is the first book in the five-book Redemption series about the Baxter family—their fears and desires, their strengths and weaknesses, their losses and victories. Each book explores key relationship themes as well as the larger theme of redemption, both in characters’ spiritual lives and in their relationships.
A Catholic Perspective on Restorative Justice
Author: David Matzko McCarthy,Vicki Schieber,Trudy D. Conway
Publisher: Liturgical Press
The Catholic Church teaches that punishment must have a constructive and redemptive purpose and that it be coupled with treatment and, when possible, restitution. Rehabilitation and restoration must include the spiritual dimension of healing and hope. Since the publication of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's 2000 pastoral statement on restorative justice, the conversation surrounding the need for criminal justice reform and restorative justice has moved forward. Redemption and Restoration responds from a Catholic perspective to help form an educational campaign to equip Catholics and their leaders to participate in the national conversation on this issue, create the programs needed to assist in healing the harm caused by crime, and restore our communities. The book develops the traditional Catholic understanding of justice, offers a theological understanding of restorative justice, explains how it can be implemented, and reflects on the practical arguments for restorative justice. Grounded in the stories of real people, Redemption and Restoration helps readers gain a deeper understanding of how this affects us all as a country and a church. It includes discussion questions to engage groups in exploring issues related to restorative justice.
Author: Howard Fast
Publisher: Open Road Media
When the love of his life is accused of murder, a university professor will stop at nothing to prove her innocence On a late night drive home, Ike Goldman, a retired Columbia University law professor, saves a woman from killing herself by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. The woman’s name is Elizabeth Hopper, and Ike, a widower, unexpectedly finds himself falling in love. But everything changes when Elizabeth’s estranged husband, a rich Wall Street executive she claims abused her, is found murdered, and Elizabeth is the prime suspect. Now Ike must uncover the truth, even as he fights to protect the woman he loves. Fast-paced and suspenseful, Redemption is one of Howard Fast’s last novels, and a remarkable story of love and loyalty amid the most harrowing of circumstances. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.
Author: Chantal Chawaf
In Redemption French feminist writer Chantal Chawaf explores the dark paths of madness and sadism, where sexuality evokes cannibalism and vampirism. The language of the body and the body of language are stripped naked in Chawaf's violently beautiful prose as she mounts this terrorist attack on the age-old theme of redemption through love. The novel was partly inspired by the author's visits to Canada and the United States over the past six years. It is on this vast American continent, whose wild and tameless beauty Chawaf brilliantly evokes, that Charles de Roquemont, the protagonist of the novel, savagely kills his lover, Esther, in a fit of impotent madness. A few years later, back in Paris, Charles's sexual instincts are reawakened by a screenwriter, Olga Vassilieff, whom he meets one sultry summer night in Monceau Park. The plot, however, is not Chawaf's only concern. As in her other novels, Chawaf manipulates, kneads, impales, and honey-combs her language to create a masterful allegory of her literary theories and linguistic concepts. The result is a novel that is both cerebral and sensual, both intellectual and visceral.
Book 2 of The God Stone Trilogy
Author: Joaquin Lopez
After 17 years of praying to the Gods Jack begins his long journey home. However, Jack is not aware of the test the Gods have for him before he can truly go home. First he must realize he is the long ago profecied Chosen One, then he must survive the test before he can try to go home and attempt to fulfill his promise to Linnie.