All religions believe in an afterlife existence immediately after death. All believe in the immortality of the soul. Some believe in reincarnation. Jews, Christians, and Muslims believe that good people will go to Heaven, evil ones will go to Hell. Many devout Jews pray to their Saints in Heaven. Catholics pray to their Saints, especially to Mary -- "The Queen of Heaven." Protestants pray to their loved ones in Heaven. Devout Muslims believe that their Prophet Muhammad ascended up to Heaven from Jerusalem. They regard this city as the third holiest place to Islam. As a consequence, much of the Jew/Arab conflict centers over the holiness of the City to both Jews and Muslims -- and the alleged "Temple Mount" true location. Fanatic Muslim terrorists believe the road to Paradise as Shahids, immediately after death, must be paved over the body parts of their indiscriminate victims. According to Iran's president, Ahmadinejad, the purpose of the revolution and nuclear Iran is to prepare for the imminent return of the Mahdi, the twelfth Imam. Hence Israel must be destroyed, the West must be subjugated, and the rest of the world must submit to the coming Mahdi's "reign of peace on earth." If the belief in an afterlife -- immediately after death -- is true, then both the Bible and the Qur'an should fully confirm it in plain words. But what if they, instead, contradict it? What if God, Jesus, and Muhammad are not the source of this doctrine? What if the doctrine of an afterlife immediately after death is a hoax? What if man has no immortal soul? In the pages of this book, the unbiased reader will discover the real story about the
Bottled Up Tears is an anthology rich in expression and authenticity. It goes beyond self-reflection by tackling contemporary issues that are often overlooked, either from fear or ignorance. Moreover, while the setting of most stories has been Africanized, issues tackled are boundless in geography and demography. Politics, misleading social practices, inequality and inequity, and other motifs of ethical concern have been artistically presented through language. This is a collection of short stories by Kenyan youth, about the youth and for the youth.
Wine Fiction: A Bibliography will lead you to mystery, romance, novels, poetry, plays, stories, and other books with a wine, winery, or vineyard theme. These may be new, old, or hard to find works. Many are now available in a new format. Use this guide as a starting point to find a book you did not know about. Find your next new favorite book.
Drawing upon his personal experiences while living and working in the Pacific Northwest, Skookum Maguire creates a compelling collection of short stories depicting the lives of ordinary people in this majestic part of the United States. Each story vividly examines the struggles of our daily lives. In the title story, "Invasion of the Bible Thumpers," a business owner strives to save his livelihood, his marriage, and his home, only to be undermined by a trusted employee. "A Time for Mourning" chronicles the story of Harley, a lovesick logger, and a tragic accident that follows. Invasion of the Bible Thumpers is a literary roller-coaster ride down the emotional tracks of love, fear, and triumph, artfully positioning modernity against human individualism.
Wine Fiction: A Bibliography will lead you to mystery, romance, novels, poetry, plays, stories, humor, horror, juvenile, anthology and other books with a wine, winery, or vineyard theme. These may be new, old, out-of-print, or hard to find works. Many are now available in a new format. Use this guide as a starting point to find a book you did not know about. Find your next new favorite book here. This work is arranged by subject for easy use. Fields included are Author, Title, Subtitle, Place of publication, Publisher, Date of publication, Format, Genre, Location, ISBN, and any pertinent notes. Notes may include other editions available. This second edition indicates new entries added since the first edition was published. Wine Fiction: A Bibliography lists works published from the 1600s through the year 2020. All works are in the English language, even those that have a foreign setting. The strengths of this work include titles published in the United States, Australia, and Canada, as well as England, Europe and South America. The most extensive listings are Mysteries, Romances, and Novels. There is no other wine fiction bibliography arranged by subject with ISBNs for quick purchase or library borrowing. You will appreciate owning this work for years to come.
Estate Bottled Tears is a modern mystery novel featuring neo-western characters from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds and bridges the gap between the America of Eisenhower and the globalized multinational world of the new millennium. It is constructed around a multilayered plot structure with an undercurrent of romance and explores personal angst, individual frailties, and selfish motivations. The novel brings the protagonist, Lanny O'Brian, a one-time Pacific Northwest backwoods neophyte--recently self-reconstructed to function in the one-world-third-way environment of urban California, together with Polly Evenrude, a wealthy wine heiress of the Napa Valley. They need to work in tandem in order to solve a variety of problems--murders, thefts, missing persons, and slanders--leaving them both better prepared to deal with the rapidly changing world in which they find themselves. It features characters of the new world and of the old, some adapting and some refusing, and delineates a changing sense of collective values. It is an extremely fast paced mystery with rapidly changing scenes but leaves a few reflective moments to allow the reader a chance to gain a sense of the novel's direction, a recharge of energy, and an opportunity to locate a personal place of compatibility. Estate Bottled Tears is a story narrated within the context of the mystery in which many Americans now find themselves living.
Have you ever gone to a restaurant a nd felt intimidated a bout which wine to order with your meal? Have you hosted a social gathering a t your home, where wine was to be served, a nd had no ideas for your event? Have you had to host a business/client dinner a t a restaurant a nd you were responsible for ordering wines? If so, you will find comfort in this easy to read book. It will provide a nswers to these questions a s well a s provide numerous food a nd wine pairing tips. This book will take the intimidation factor a way a nd provide you with knowledge of food a nd wine pairings in a fun yet helpful way.
The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton is the first in a sweeping galactic series, The Night's Dawn trilogy, from the master of space opera. In AD 2600, the human race is finally realizing its potential. The galaxy’s colonized planets host a multitude of diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has defeated disease and produced extraordinary space-born creatures. Huge fleets of sentient trader starships thrive, living on the wealth created by industrializing entire star systems. And throughout inhabited space, the Confederation Navy keeps the peace. Then something goes catastrophically wrong. On a primitive colony planet, a renegade criminal encounters an utterly alien entity. And this unintended meeting triggers the release of those that should never see the light, threatening everything we’ve become. An extinct race named this phenomenon 'the Reality Dysfunction'. It is a nightmare that has haunted us since the dawn of time. The Reality Dysfunction is followed by The Neutronium Alchemist and The Naked God.
The Ten Commandments, A Divine Cordial, The Godly Man's Picture, The Lord's Prayer and other works
Author: Thomas Watson
Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Thomas Watson was a 17th-century minister at the church of St. Stephen Walbrook in London. As a pastor, he set himself two goals. First, he wanted unbelievers to grieve over their fate and realize the necessity of God's grace. On the other hand, he wanted believers to rejoice in the assurance that they had received God's grace. His books are simple but exciting commentaries with many practical examples and applications. He explains the paradox that both good and bad events contribute to the benefit of believers. He spends a great deal of time explaining what it means to love God and be called by His will. In this book, Watson manages to answer one of the most plaguing theological questions of all time: Why do bad things happen to good people? This eBook includes the following 14 volumes by Thomas Watson: Body of Practical Divinity The Ten Commandments The Lord's Prayer The Beatitudes The Godly Man's Picture The Art of Divine Contentment A Treatise Concerning Meditation The Great Gain of Godliness The Doctrine of Repentance The Mischief of Sin A Divine Cordial The Christian Soldier The Christian's Charter The Duty of Self-Denial
Thomas Middleton is one of the few playwrights in English whose range and brilliance comes close to Shakespeare's. This handsome edition makes all Middleton's work accessible in a single volume, for the first time. It will generate excitement and controversy among all readers of Shakespeare and the English classics.
A comprehensive guide to tasting, understanding, and cooking with extra virgin olive oil covers how to categorize four different types of olive oil, profiling one hundred top brands, and provides a wealth of recipes ranging from appetizers to desserts. 15,000 first printing.
The author uses testimonies, biblical principles and scripture to express old truths in new ways. His premise - we live far beneath what God intended - living poor when we have inhereited God's riches. Includes a summary prayer at end of each chapter
Thomas Middleton (1580-1627) - 'our other Shakespeare' - is the only other Renaissance playwright who created lasting masterpieces of both comedy and tragedy; he also wrote the greatest box-office hit of early modern London (the unique history play A Game at Chess). His range extends beyond these traditional genres to tragicomedies, masques, pageants, pamphlets, epigrams, and Biblical and political commentaries, written alone or in collaboration with Shakespeare, Webster, Dekker, Ford, Heywood, Rowley, and others. Compared by critics to Aristophanes and Ibsen, Racine and Joe Orton, he has influenced writers as diverse as Aphra Behn and T. S. Eliot. Though repeatedly censored in his own time, he has since come to be particularly admired for his representations of the intertwined pursuits of sex, money, power, and God. The Oxford Middleton, prepared by more than sixty scholars from a dozen countries, follows the precedent of The Oxford Shakespeare in being published in two volumes, an innovative but accessible Collected Works and a comprehensive scholarly Companion. Though closely connected, each volume can be used independently of the other. The Collected Works brings together for the first time in a single volume all the works currently attributed to Middleton. It is the first edition of Middleton's works since 1886. The texts are printed in modern spelling and punctuation, with critical introductions and foot-of-the-page commentaries; they are arranged in chronological order, with a special section of Juvenilia. The volume is introduced by essays on Middleton's life and reputation, on early modern London, and on the varied theatres of the English Renaissance. Extensively illustrated, it incorporates much new information on Middleton's life, canon, texts, and contexts. A self-consciously 'federal edition', The Collected Works applies contemporary theories about the nature of literature and the history of the book to editorial practice.
Richard H. Harris Jr. spent 28 years making choices that harmed him emotionally, physically and spiritually. After spending six an half years in prison and allowing God to get him on the right path, Harris entered a new life--- healed mind, body and spirit. This memoir relates the journey of a man who traded in deceit, shame, jealousy and guilt for a life filled with the Holy Spirit that is lived to the glory of God. Readers will be inspired, convicted and convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is real, and it is He who can transform us to become Better not Bitter.
The islanders grieved for Mark James, their popular minister, who had lost his family so tragically. They were glad when he found solace in the company of Rhanna's pretty new young doctor, Megan Jenkins. Recently, however, she has been cool towards him, as if she was hiding some dark secret. The calm of the island was shattered by a fearsome storm; in great peril, the lifeboat took to the sea in response to distress signals from a luxury yacht. On board was a man who held the key to Megan's mysterious past, and her heart would be torn between this glamorous playboy and the minister who needed her so much. The sixth boo kin the Rhanna series.
Hailed by the authorites as `the future of housing', The Estate in south London was opened with a flourish by the Lord Mayor of London in the late 1960s. The six 20-storey tower blocks were seen as the new way forward for community life in London. However, within a matter of weeks it had all started to go wrong as racial tensions built up and families of ethnic minorities clashed. Based on true stories, THE ESTATE is a novel based around 11 different families living side by side in The Estate, and their perceptions of it. We find out how the Indion family, the gypsies, the gay couple and the landlord of the local pub all deal with new homes and the dynamics of a multi racial community. Building up to a finale at The Estate's Christmas party, this is a poignant and funny account of how life really treated the occupants of the tower blocks.