Start today to transform your dreams into wonderful reality. . . . Simon Potter was a "ragpicker" and salvager of human lives. When this wise and humble man departed from life, he left author Og Mandino a precious legacy: the distilled wisdom of his unique collection of the greatest books about self-motivation and success--books he called "hand of God" books because they seemed to have been written with God's hand guiding the author's own. In this tender and inspiring book, Og shares with his millions of readers his old friend's bequest. It is nothing less than a blueprint for success, telling us in plain language exactly what we must do to mount the seven rungs of life's ladder--from material achievement and worldly success to the highest spiritual development. Whatever your most cherished dream may be, Og and his good angel Simon will show you the way to bring it within reach.
Few of us can resist the lure and fascination of a genuine mystery - the unsolved crime, the inexplicable disappearance, strangegifts and powers, the enigmas of past and present. Who was the real Jack the Ripper? Can people have out-of-body experiences? Explore the answers within!
History's biggest puzzles and the people who made them. Explore the most baffling puzzles, conundrums and secrets from throughout the ages. The world is full of grey areas, enigmas and unsolved mysteries, which can fascinate, intrigue and occasionally annoy in equal measure. From the gruesome murders committed by Jack the Ripper to the mystery of the missing Nazi gold, this book sheds light on these questions, some of which may never yield definitive answers.
Invariably, people who read Scripture are forced to answer the question, What is the 'literal sense'? This question is not new. In the seventeenth century, John Lightfoot--signer of the Westminster Confession of Faith and a master of Hebrew and of rabbinic writings--wrestled with the same question, and his conclusions had a profound impact in the world of hermeneutics. In an age of much animosity towards the Jews, Lightfoot embraced the insights found in the Jewish writings while staying grounded in his reformational dogmatic theology. In so doing, his exegesis could properly be considered a via media between Reformed Scholasticism and Judaism. Lightfoot's hermeneutical principles and presuppositions outlined in this book not only provide valuable insight into his thinking but also reject the previously normative notion that Reformed Scholasticism has little to offer dogmatically or exegetically. The current tensions between systematic and biblical theology, the rise of interest in Second Temple and medieval Judaica, and the never-ending question of biblical authority make What Is the Literal Sense? an important read.
The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels
Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Literary Collections
The world’s most beloved mystery writers celebrate their favorite mystery novels in this gorgeously wrought collection, featuring essays by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin, and more. In the most ambitious anthology of its kind, the world’s leading mystery writers come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, over a hundred authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, Books to Die For brings together the best of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought…I want more!
An Observer's Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System
Author: Robert Burnham
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Volume III of a comprehensive three-part guide to celestial objects outside our solar system concludes with listings from Pavo to Vulpecula. Features coordinates, classifications, physical descriptions, hundreds of visual aids. 1977 edition.