Millions of readers have been enthralled by the saga that began in The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, which now continues with Ken Follett's magnificent, gripping A Column of Fire. A WORLD IN TURMOIL 1558, and Europe is in revolt as religious hatred sweeps the continent. Elizabeth Tudor has ascended to the throne but she is not safe in this dangerous new world. There are many who would see her removed, not least Mary Queens of Scots, who lies in wait in Paris. A NEW ORDER Elizabeth determines to set up a new secret service: a group of resourceful spies and courageous agents entrusted to keep her safe and in power. As she searches for those who will make the difference, one man stands out. A MAN WHO WOULD DIE FOR HIS QUEEN For Ned Willard the opportunity to serve his queen is God-sent. He cannot stay in Kingsbridge and watch the love of his life marry another, and as fires burn and extremism begins to spark throughout Europe, Ned makes his choice. He will spend his life protecting his monarch from the tyrants who aim to destroy her or die trying . . .
"In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious conflict dividing the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country's first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans."--Back cover.
Book #7 in the popular Carrera military science fiction series. Carrera's held off his enemies coming by sea from the north, in the process dealing the naval and amphibious forces of the Zhong Empire a stinging defeat. The Zhong won't soon forget the blood-stained waters and the heaped up bodies on the shores of Balboa's Isla Real. Now, though, his adopted country of Balboa is under assault from the east, from the south, from the west, from the air, and from space. The Zhong, smarting from the butchery around the island, have bounced back and forced a lodgment east of the capital. Their lodgment is still a-building but when it is done Carrera can expect several hundred thousand brave and determined Zhong to show up on his barely defended flank. The Taurans, remembering their military roots, have assaulted Balboa from the south, taking half the area of, and cutting, the Transitway that joins Terra Nova's Mar Fusioso and her Shimmering Sea. In the process, they've cut off and besieged the second city of the country, Cristobal, trapping inside the city Carrera's Fourth Corps, and overrunning and capturing a large portion of Carrera's artillery train. West of Cristobal, the Taurans have created, almost from scratch, a series of small ports and airfields to support their siege. Inside the town, a sense of desperation is growing among the men and women of the Fourth Corps: Has their leader forgotten about or abandoned them? Meanwhile another Tauran Expeditionary force secures Balboa's eastern neighbor, Santa Josefina, as a base against them. In space, the United Earth Peace Fleet, under the Command of High Admiral Marguerite Wallenstein, keeps as low a profile as possible, all the time spying and feeding intelligence to both Zhong and Tauran. It's beginning to look like the game is up for Balboa and Patricio Carrera. But Carrera's been planning this war for fifteen years. He certainly hopes his enemies think they're winning. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Tom Kratman’s Carrera series: “[I]nterplanetary warfare with. . .[a] visceral story of bravery and sacrifice . . . fans of the military SF of John Ringo and David Weber should enjoy this SF action adventure.”–Library Journal “Kratman's dystopia is a brisk page turner full of startling twists … [Kratman is] a professional military man … up to speed on military and geopolitical conceits.” –Best-selling author of America Alone Mark Steyn on Tom Kratman’s uncompromising military SF thriller, Caliphate “Kratman raises disquieting questions on what it might take to win the war on terror…realistic action sequences, strong characterizations and thoughts on the philosophy of war.” – Publishers Weekly Carerra Series: A Desert Called Peace Carnifex The Lotus Eaters The Amazon Legion Come and Take Them The Rods and the Axe
A Pillar of Fire to Follow concerns the Indian dramas, a series of popular, nineteenth-century American melodramas that deal with the interaction of Indians and Anglo-Europeans. Priscilla Sears has analyzed these works from a mythological point of view, concentrating on the myths of Indian and Anglo-European identity and destiny and the ways in which they relieve the guilt emanating from contemporary Indian policy and the symbolic betrayal of fathers.
The Genesis and Meaning of a Roman Imperial Monument
Author: Martin Beckmann
Publisher: UNC Press Books
One of the most important monuments of Imperial Rome and at the same time one of the most poorly understood, the Column of Marcus Aurelius has long stood in the shadow of the Column of Trajan. In The Column of Marcus Aurelius, Martin Beckmann makes a thorough study of the form, content, and meaning of this infrequently studied monument. Beckmann employs a new approach to the column, one that focuses on the process of its creation and construction, to uncover the cultural significance of the column to the Romans of the late second century A.D. Using clues from ancient sources and from the monument itself, this book traces the creative process step by step from the first decision to build the monument through the processes of planning and construction to the final carving of the column's relief decoration. The conclusions challenge many of the widely held assumptions about the value of the column's 700-foot-long frieze as a historical source. By reconstructing the creative process of the column's sculpture, Beckmann opens up numerous new paths of analysis not only to the Column of Marcus Aurelius but also to Roman imperial art and architecture in general.
Shortly after the death in 161 of Antoninus Pius, his sons dedicated a column to him as a funerary monument. The form of the column in general and the reliefs on the pedestal in particular raise problems central to the understanding of Roman art. In this first thorough study, illustrated with nearly 100 photographs, Lise Vogel restores the column to its rightful place as one of the major monuments of Roman art. In addition, she re-evaluates the meaning of the column of Antoninus Pius in the context of the development of second century Roman imperial sculpture.
In the course of reading these stories, which are arranged according to the order of saints' feasts days throughout the liturgical year, readers happen upon many fascinating cultural and historical topics. At the same time, these stories draw abundantly on Holy Scripture to shed light on the mysteries of the Christian faith.
Targum meaning translation references the various language transliterations of the original Hebrew Torah, which were commissioned created by Temple elders. The Aramaic and Palestinian versions printed here are acknowledged to be the oldest and most widely used renderings of the ancient language translations of the original Hebrew Torah. Though they are accepted to date back to at least the first century CE, I believe them to be half a millennia older as they first came into being to accommodate the Israelites assimilation of Aramaic when exiled to Babylon in 597 BCE. It was during the 70 years of that diaspora that Aramaic became the predominant colloquial language and accepted vernacular of use by the Hebraic peoples. During this 70 years of assimilation, the Israelite's use of Hebrew as lexicon dwindled from being the primary dialect of everyday conversation, to being one of mostly scholastic application utilized intellectually by the priestly class.
Depicting the lives of the saints in an array of factual and fictional stories, The Golden Legend was perhaps the most widely read book, after the Bible, during the late Middle Ages. It was compiled around 1260 by Jacobus de Voragine, a scholarly friar and later archbishop of Genoa, whose purpose was to captivate, encourage, and edify the faithful, while preserving a vast store of information pertaining to the legends and traditions of the church. In this translation, the first in English of the complete text, William Granger Ryan captures the immediacy of this rich work, which offers an important guide for readers interested in medieval art and literature and, more generally, in popular religious culture. Arranged according to the order of saints' feast days, these fascinating stories are now combined into one volume. This edition also features an introduction by Eamon Duffy contextualizing the work.
In but a little while the Lvanon will be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field regarded as a forest. On that day the deaf will hear the words of a book, and out of gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see. The humble will again rejoice in ADONAI and the poor exult in the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 29:17-19. Is Only a Few the book referred to in this verse? It very well may be. Only a Few does open the eyes of the deceived, the sleeping, and the ones who cannot see the truth in the Word of God. The Word of God has been twisted and manipulated by man, for their own motives, for the past two-thousand years. However, now that the end-times are creeping up on us, light must be shed on the twisted lies and deceptions that Satan has created. Truth, understanding, and righteousness are the ways of God. Ignorance to the truth only shows that one has not put forth the effort required; the effort God is looking for; the effort which shows that one has truly put The Almighty first in his or her life. The Bible speaks of, both, the righteousness of God and the sins of man. Regrettably, many, over the centuries, have aligned themselves with what was sinfully corrupted by man, making it their doctrine, and therefore, forsaking the righteousness of God. These twisted doctrines have grown to appear righteous to believers, but they are not righteous in the eyes of God. Half-truths are merely lies and the God of the Bible cannot accept lies, even if they are done in His name. Our walk with God is a walk toward righteousness. The job of the Holy Spirit is to show us truth, and all believers must decide to walk in truth (love the truth), or live with the lies. In other words, many have been living a "lukewarm" life for God. In Only a Few, Tadzik Zdan explains that God is a loving God, but, His love is contained within His righteousness. God loves all whom He created, but if they do not abide by His righteousness; His laws; and His teachings, He has no choice but to condemn the unrighteous ones (even if they have been deceived into thinking they are righteous to Him). It exposes the sinful path of Gods believers throughout the centuries, as foretold within the prophecies contained in the Bible. The keys to the New Testament are contained within its parables. They show the plight of the believers and non-believers alike and are the keys to eternal life. Only a Few systematically explains the deceptions that have been implemented over the centuries, and what God is looking for in His righteous ones. The true -and most biblically sound- interpretations of the parables are exposed; all to the righteous glory of God. Everyone who has read the Bible, or even simply owns a bible, needs the enlightenment of this book so that they may stand righteous to the Creator and shed the lies of the past (the eyes of the blind will see). Only a Few celebrates the righteousness and greatness of the Almighty, and it is a must read for the times we live in. So, if God is truly important in your life, this book will be the oil for your lantern. For such a time as this, Only a Few should accompany every Bible. May Gods righteousness be bestowed upon you.
Charlotte Farnsworth of Boston, Mass. attended Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio in 1846 to become a teacher. David Todd of West Hanover, Pa. attended Oberlin College in 1939-1846 to become a minister. Their friendship and courtship are collected in their letters of 1846-1847. Obelin college was one of the first coeducational and racially diverse colleges in the United States, as well as being a very important Underground Railroad stop. The collection of letters contains information on social, political, religious, medical and geographical issues during early 19th century. They are beautifully written letters that describe a very special bond between Charlotte and David. The collection has been transcribed exactly as they were written.
Now in mass-market—the action-packed thriller in the blockbuster and bestselling tradition of Jurassic Park from #1 internationally bestselling author Matthew Reilly! It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for forty years. They have proven the existence of dragons—a landmark discovery no one could ever believe is real, and a scientific revelation that will amaze the world. Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing findings within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see these fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr. Cassandra Jane “CJ” Cameron, a writer for National Geographic and an expert on reptiles. The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they will be struck with wonder at these beasts, that the dragons are perfectly safe, and that nothing can go wrong. Of course it can’t… “Plenty of action....For over-the-top adventure addicts, a Reilly novel is like a new roller coaster opening at Great America. Lines form, fans swoon” (Booklist).
Christy Award winner! The story of Rahab, book two in the popular Lineage of Grace series by the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and A Voice in the Wind She was a woman with a past to whom God gave a future. Meet Rahab, one of the five women in the lineage of Christ. Exploited by men who saw only her beauty, she held fast to her faith in an all-powerful God and was rewarded by being grafted into the family tree of the Messiah. In Rahab’s compelling story, discover the overwhelming truth that God seeks and finds those whose hearts are tender toward Him, no matter how far away they are. This novella includes an in-depth Bible study, perfect for personal reflection or group discussion.
This Bible is perfect for ESL readers. The New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) is a true translation of the entire Bible that was adapted with care from the bestselling New International Version (NIV). The NIrV is written at a third grade reading level and uses short sentences and simple words. This Bible is perfect for those learning to read English. Features include: • The complete New International Reader’s Version • Presentation page for personalization and gift giving • Bible dictionary to help with unfamiliar words • “Three Ways to Read the Bible” – Explains how to read the Bible by story, subject, or person • “About the Bible” – Describes how the Bible was written and how it came to us • “Life in New Testament Times” – Describes what life was like when Jesus was on earth • “The ABCs of Salvation” – Helps explain the way of salvation
Feminist,Ó with its modern interpretation, might not be the word Alma White would have chosen, but there is no doubt that this strong and independent woman fought all the definitions of what a woman was supposed to be at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. When women were mostly consigned to the roles of wife and mother--and bitterly opposed as preachers--Alma White developed into a fierce and successful religious leader. A founder of the Pentecostal Union (later renamed the Pillar of Fire), she found biblical affirmation for her role as prophet and preacher. She was larger than life. A brilliant businesswoman, she was one of the first church leaders to embrace technology with the purchase of multiple radio stations. Alma White was one of those great, landmark American characters out of whom the richest of history is made.