Can you ever come to terms with a missing child? Julia Davidsson has not. Her five-year-old son disappeared twenty years previously on the Swedish island of Oland. No trace of him has ever been found. Until his shoe arrives in the post. It has been sent to Julia's father, a retired sea-captain still living on the island. Soon he and Julia are piecing together fragments of the past: fragments that point inexorably to a local man called Nils Kant, known to delight in the pain of others. But Nils Kant died during the 1960s. So who is the stranger seen wandering across the fields as darkness falls? It soon becomes clear that someone wants to stop Julia's search for the truth. And that he's much, much closer than she thinks . . .
He focused on Nicosia where the people who used to live together in one neighbourhood found themselves separated by a 'Dead Zone', two armies and a UN force. His was a journey to the various sides of the Dead Zone and to the various zones of the dead, the realms of memory and history. This book is the account of that journey."--Jacket.
Echoes from Heaven magnifies the experience of receiving the experience of having Jesus pour out the Holy Spirit upon one! The only requirement is that one be Born Again! This places one within a whole New Realm; one with its own Language! Its activation is essentialand begunby means of this power that is poured upon us! As this Language flow beginsoften as just a tricklewe are at last having the privilege of using our speech apparatus, to express His Heavenly Language! Thank You Heavenly Father for Your Precious Gifts!
Life is a journey. This is a book that brings the truth of God's Word to discover the true purpose of life from the very beginning of our new life in Christ to the conclusion of this mortal life. Echoes from God is a must-read for us all. -Evangelist Dwight Thompson I have written Echoes from God for you. Yes, you. I do not know now, nor did I know then, who you are, but God does. He has given me many detailed pages of concepts and ideas based upon the Scriptures that I felt impressed were to be written just for you. Echoes from God is what I believe He wanted me to say to you. As a Christian, you will find Scriptures and ideas useful for witnessing to others or for leading you into a lasting relationship with the Lord. I have written Echoes from God in a chronological order that defines a need for repentance and salvation all the way through to the day we, the Christians, look forward to-the Rapture. We will cover the following topics: repentance, salvation, trials and temptations, prayer, water baptism, Holy Communion, baptism in the Holy Spirit, tithes and offerings, the Christian's responsibilities, the Christian's inheritance, witnessing and living a Christian life, and the Rapture. If you want to know more about the Lord and have a fuller, more meaningful relationship with Jesus, then I challenge you to read Echoes from God. You will feel a personal spiritual growth as you begin to go through the pages and study His Word. God bless you for taking me up on this challenge!
The new urban fantasy series that has readers jumping at shadows. Chicago cop Adam Wright has picked up a spiritual hitchhiker, the ghost of a dead man who desperately wants to live again. So he turns to supernatural P.I. Sylvie Lightner to rid him of the spirit-a spirit she finds strangely familiar.
In spite of the amount of literature on the relationship between the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament, no consensus among the scholars has emerged as yet on how to explain both the similarities and the differences among the two corpora of religious writings. This volume contains a revised form of the contributions to an experts meeting held at the Catholic University of Leuven on December 2007 dedicated to explore the relationship among the two corpora and to understand both the commonalities and the differences between the two corpora from the perspective of the common ground from which both corpora have developed: the Hebrew Bible.
Geography, History, and the Future of the Holy City
Author: Michael Dumper
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Political Science
Jerusalem's formal political borders reveal neither the dynamics of power in the city nor the underlying factors that make an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians so difficult. The lines delineating Israeli authority are frequently different from those delineating segregated housing or areas of uneven service provision or parallel national electoral districts of competing educational jurisdictions. In particular, the city's large number of holy sites and restricted religious compounds create enclaves that continually threaten to undermine the Israeli state's authority and control over the city. This lack of congruity between political control and the actual spatial organization and everyday use of the city leaves many areas of occupied East Jerusalem in a kind of twilight zone where citizenship, property rights, and the enforcement of the rule of law are ambiguously applied. Michael Dumper plots a history of Jerusalem that examines this intersecting and multileveled matrix and, in so doing, is able to portray the constraints on Israeli control over the city and the resilience of Palestinian enclaves after forty-five years of Israeli occupation. Adding to this complex mix is the role of numerous external influences—religious, political, financial, and cultural—so that the city is also a crucible for broader contestation. While the Palestinians may not return to their previous preeminence in the city, neither will Israel be able to assert a total and irreversible dominance. His conclusion is that the city will not only have to be shared but that the sharing will be based upon these many borders and the interplay between history, geography, and religion.
FROM THE WINNER OF THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER 2010 FOR THE DARKEST ROOM 'A compelling and scary psychological thriller' - Sunday Mirror Who amongst us can really say they’re sane? Jan has just started working at the Dell nursery. But this is no normal nursery. It’s linked to a high-security asylum by a dimly-lit underground tunnel, which is used for the children to visit their parents. Who are some of the most dangerous psychopaths in the country. And Jan has complicated reasons for being here. There’s something he’s not telling people about his past. And there’s someone in the asylum who he really wants to see . . .
Uzu, the only son, is born at a time when his father, Okeagu, has lost the hope of having a male child. The joy and fanfares that greet his birth later give way to sorrow and agony when his life begins to experience hues and cries like Echoes of Thunder. In seeking explanations to the whys, all accusing fingers point to his father. Ironically, Okeagu, as a proverb has it, has unknowingly fetched termite-infested firewood and so would unavoidably receive unwanted guests - the lizards. However, the solution lies in the supreme altar of mercy. But Okeagu must make a confession and be prepared to pay the costly price that is required to salvage the destiny of the innocent son? Unravel the mystery as you journey through the pages of the book.
The Role of the Old Testament in the Early Christian Interpretations of Jesus' Resurrection
Author: Lidija Novakovic
Publisher: A&C Black
The New Testament writings allow only limited access to the interpretative traditions that lie beneath the claim that Jesus' resurrection took place according to Scripture. This book investigates the underlying principles of scriptural arguments in relation to Jesus' resurrection and the unstated interpretative moves that govern the selection and combination of texts relating to it. Novakovic's working hypothesis is that the Davidic tradition supplied the primary scriptural categories for the claim that Jesus was raised from the dead according to Scripture. This tradition was appropriated through two major thematic trajectories: resurrection as the fulfillment of Davidic promises and resurrection as the messianic enthronement. We can also identify several related thematic trajectories, such as the concept of the resurrection as the beginning of the new creation, resurrection as the prophetic authentication, and resurrection as the messianic rebuilding of the temple. Each thematic block is based on a specific use of Scripture for the purpose of explaining the significance of Jesus' resurrection.
'A plot full of unusual twists, a flawed but likable and competent heroine, and a very satisfying conclusion make this a must-read for Spencer fans' - Booklist Starred Review The third book in the new series featuring DCI Monika Paniatowski When a recently released prisoner claims in a deathbed confession that he is innocent of the rape and murder of a young girl for which he was convicted twenty-two years earlier, DCI Monika Paniatowski is tasked to lead an unofficial investigation into his claims. At first she is reluctant, but when she learns that her old mentor Charlie Woodend was the lead detective in the case, she knows she must do everything she can to protect his reputation . . .
When gambler and gunman Matt Lomew arrives in Garner to recuperate from a near-fatal shooting, he isn't looking for trouble. But when his childhood friend Jessie Manners is kidnapped, Matt is forced into an uneasy alliance with the brother of a man he once killed. He knows that such a partnership can only spell trouble but he has nowhere else to turn. As Matt races to Jessie's rescue, he knows a showdown is inevitable, but he is soon to find out that he is not the only one being haunted by the echoes of a dead man...
The saga of the Elizabeth nicknamed the Black Mayflower that sailed out of the New York Bay in 1820 bound for West Africa continues. The victory of Negro colonies of Freetown and Liberia barked by the United States and Great Britain policing the waters of the Atlantic marked a new offensive in the beginning of the end of the Atlantic slave trade. This in turn sparked overzealousness of desperate slave lords led by Arab traders and kidnappers on the East Coast of Africa that accelerated the rise of the Indian Ocean slave trade. The echoing footsteps of these unrelenting Negroes to end slavery in Africa would be heard by most participants and observers in the form of success stories of Negro adventurers on African shores. The successful activities of the African American colony Liberia in a faraway land considered then as the Dark Continent quickly became the biggest campaign tool for politicians in the United States. The elation led to the banging of tables in the United States Congress by philanthropists, religious leaders as well as politicians, all scrambling to take credit for what was claimed to be a humane way to rid their streets and neighborhoods of the dangers of angry unwanted Negroes or hungry and vicious unowned slaves. Echoes of Footsteps is the second in the three-part novel series on the Birth of a Negro Nation, a saga in the legacy of the Atlantic trade. Deeds Not Words Would conclude the trilogy.
"Echoes From Other Worlds" is an anthology of poetry, short stories, and artwork. It is divided into two parts - "Tales from the Sea" which is pirate-themed and "Tales from the Mist" which includes works of science fiction and fantasy. It includes poems like "It's in Me Blood," "Vagabond," "Legend of the Compass Rose," "The Scottish Pirate," and "The Pirate Christmas Party." There are short stories like "The Surgeon's Mate," "Judgment," "John Neligan," "The Portal," "The Sorcerer's Headphones," and "The Passing of the Mantle." Come, be still and listen, you may hear echoes from other worlds . . .
Revelation is a book that many Christians find confusing due to the foreign nature of its apocalyptic imagery. It is a book that has prompted endless discussions about the end times with theological divisions forming around epicenters such as the rapture and the millennium. In this book, award winning author Gordon Fee attempts to excavate the layers of symbolic imagery and provide an exposition of Revelation that is clear, easy to follow, convincing, and engaging. Fee shows us how John's message confronts the world with the Revelation of Jesus Christ so that Christians might see themselves as caught up in the drama of God's triumph over sin, evil, and death. Fee draws us into the world of John and invites us to see the world through John's eyes as the morbid realities of this world have the joyous realities of heaven cast over them. In this latest installment in the New Covenant Commentary Series we see one of North America's best evangelical exegetes at his very best.
This book is not just poetry. It is a collection of writings, which contain several open dialogues with God. I dont claim to have any special abilities or direct link to God. Through adversity God has spoke to me and through my pain and tears God has made himself real to me. Through my backsliding God has taught me how to be real, and how to truly serve God in spirit and truth. I write about marriage as I have experienced things in my own and in other people marriages. The poem; lets just kiss and say goodnight, illustrates the struggles in so many marriages, where a sense of limbo lingers. You pray for help but what happens if the other person doesnt think there is a problem; or better yet what if the other person doesnt love you back. People can only love from where they are at in life. What you consider love might not be love to someone else. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I had enjoyed writing them. Be blessed.