The Life of Isaac Liu, Son of Brother Yun, the Heavenly Man
Author: Isaac Liu
Publisher: Monarch Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In the months before Isaac's birth, Brother Yun was in prison. His mother was about to be forced into having an abortion, though seven months pregnant, because she was carrying the child of an enemy of the state. After desperate prayer, the night before she was due to go into a hospital for the operation, she miraculously gave birth.
A Hollywood California resident, a low keyed yet aristocratic man was cherry picking high profile private investigations as he followed in his grandfather's footsteps. With the passing of his not so famous parents he inherited a great deal of money which made his driven ambition to obtain greatness in the world as a private eye only an egotistical goal as opposed to one of any financial return. As it turned out, the twisted hand of fate dealt the celebrated Thin Man third generation offspring a fatal financial blow. From the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to the blue collar life in Detroit; The Son of a Son of the Thin Man, Nicholas Charles III made the transition from millionaire to bar keep! Left with only a small checking account, his health plus a dilapidated beer garden in Detroit Michigan Nick made his way to the Motor City to start life anew. Up against the likes of Detroit's notorious Purple Gang revitalized after over eighty years, Nick teamed up with a hodgepodge group of amateur sleuths to battle the guerilla tactics of his nemesis; but who is he or she or they? In the process Nick allies himself with ghosts, hookers, detectives, murderers, accountants, a lawyer, a few common folk and several dirty filthy stinking two legged rats to uncover an abominable terrorist attack on America's youth! As one murder after another is committed, the Spirit of Detroit, a Detroit Icon for over 50 years almost gives up hope on Detroit. The Spirit is put to the task of guiding the city back to prosperity by a second grade inner city school student, named Anna. Her ideals combined with a spattering of urban renewal entrepreneurs inspire the Spirit of Detroit to take his place back as Detroit's guardian with a renewed vigor for another 50 years!
WINNER OF THE AUREALIS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY NOVEL The second book in the epic and compulsively readable Sevenwaters series Son of the Shadows follows the trials of the next generation at Sevenwaters and continues the struggles between the Irish and British that began in Daughter of the Forest. After years of happiness, darkness has fallen upon Sevenwaters. Trouble is brewing and leaders are being called into strategic alliances to defend their land. There are some who blame the Britons of Northwoods, for as long as the Islands, home of mystic caves and sacred trees are lost, there can be no peace, and there are some who believe the enemy are much closer to home. Liadhan, with her gift of Sight and healing hands, seems to hold the key. For she exists outside the pattern and she alone seems to have the power to change it. How close are love and hate - and yet how unalike. PRAISE FOR SON OF THE SHADOWS "A wonderful, riveting story" Barbara Erskine "Beautifully written... a sparkling saga of a family whose destiny is to help free Erin from British tyranny." Publishers Weekly Fans of Marion Zimmer Bradley, Isobelle Carmody and Robin Hobb will love Juliet Marillier.
The Father's Revelation of the Son will settle you in the Truth of God's love and in His intentions and purpose for the human race. In the book, you will encounter the Truth of His love. The Personal undertaking for our salvation by His Sacrifice on the Cross and His personal interest in us; by coming into our lives to teach us and guide us fulfilling all the desires of our Father as He prepares us for His Eternal Priesthood. Remember Jesus came into the world to sow the Seed of Godliness into the heart of man (Both male and Female Gen. 5:2) and for those who receive Him; He brings and presents them blameless on that Day. To those who endure with Him during His trials against evil and the oppositions to His Love in this world, He will reward eternally. Look into the life of David- though he was anointed King during the time of Saul's Reign- He did not cross the line but waited till the time appointed by the Father for his Throne. Therefore all those who were on David's side who labored and endured with him; he rewarded with positions and places of honor at the time of his inauguration and reign. Let us press on to know the Lord through the Father's revelation of the Son to obtain all He has prepared for us in the times of our generations. Rp
It's natural for you to have questions about Christianity. What does Jesus really have to offer in a world that is so complicated, where there's so much pain? What difference could he possibly make in your life? For years Cliffe Knechtle has been fielding questions about and objections to Christianity from thousands of people. They want to know what you want to know--what does Jesus have to do with the real world, with real life? In this book Knechtle provides the answers to some of the toughest questions you have, including Don't all religions teach the same thing? Why do Christians try to impose their morality on others? What is so valuable about life? What is God's answer to evil in the world? Why can't people seem to get along with each other? Why is forgiving others so difficult? Isn't God kind of old and boring? How do I know I can trust Jesus? I still have some doubts. Can you help me believe? Life isn't easy. And what Knechtle offers you in this book are not pat answers. Rather, they are direct responses to real people with real questions. If you have questions about Christianity, Help Me Believe will grapple with them squarely, honestly and helpfully.
An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom in Afghanistan that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl. In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a daughter is often mourned as misfortune. A bacha posh (literally translated from Dari as “dressed up like a boy”) is a third kind of child--a girl temporarily raised as a boy and presented as such to the outside world. Jenny Nordberg, the reporter who broke the story of this phenomenon for the New York Times, constructs a powerful and moving account of those secretly living on the other side of a deeply segregated society where women have almost no rights and little freedom. The Underground Girls of Kabul is anchored by vivid characters who bring this remarkable story to life: Azita, a female parliamentarian who sees no other choice but to turn her fourth daughter Mehran into a boy; Zahra, the tomboy teenager who struggles with puberty and refuses her parents’ attempts to turn her back into a girl; Shukria, now a married mother of three after living for twenty years as a man; and Nader, who prays with Shahed, the undercover female police officer, as they both remain in male disguise as adults. At the heart of this emotional narrative is a new perspective on the extreme sacrifices of Afghan women and girls against the violent backdrop of America’s longest war. Divided into four parts, the book follows those born as the unwanted sex in Afghanistan, but who live as the socially favored gender through childhood and puberty, only to later be forced into marriage and childbirth. The Underground Girls of Kabul charts their dramatic life cycles, while examining our own history and the parallels to subversive actions of people who live under oppression everywhere.
New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard captivates readers in the deeply romantic tale of a contemporary woman who unravels an extraordinary mystery from the past—by living it. A scholar specializing in ancient manuscripts, Grace St. John never imagined that a cache of old documents she discovered was the missing link to a lost Celtic treasure. But as soon as she deciphers the legend of the Knights of the Templar -- long fabled to hold the key to unlimited power -- Grace becomes the target of a ruthless killer bent on abusing the coveted force. Determined to stop him, Grace needs the help of a warrior bound by duty to uphold the Templar's secret for all eternity. But to find him -- and to save herself -- she must go back in time . . . to fourteenth-century Scotland . . . and to Black Niall, a fierce man of dark fury and raw, unbridled desire. . . .
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Transport Committee
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Transport Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
The Public Private Partnership (PPP) for London Underground was signed on 31 December 2002 and two consortia look after the infrastructure of the Tube network on thirty-year contracts, which are reviewed every seven and a half years. The concern of the Committee is to monitor how the arrangements are working in practice and this report, with its evidence is part of that process. The subjects covered are: major works; performance; safety; London Underground's powers; ownership. On the evidence it has received the Committee doubts that the improvements in facilities and performance are in proportion to the sums of money flowing through the PPP.
The Fryeburg Chronicles: A Secret and A Promise After reading Book I of June O'Donal's Fryeburg Chronicles historical fiction series, I must say that I was quite eager to begin Book Two. In her remarkably well-researched work, O'Donal takes us to a simpler yet still well-established Fryeburg of 220 years ago, a time when the village was still small and when Fryeburg Academy began. Today's Academy hardly resembles the single building that sprang from that vibrant edge-of-the-wilderness community of 1792, and yet the ideals of learning and excellence are as alive today as they were then. People and settings jump from the page and take on a life of their own that magically intertwines with who we are today and how we imagine those who lived long before us. I can envision the sounds of children swimming and fishing in the river and clamoring up the school steps even as the dust from the road floats up into the leaves of the elms and maples along Main Street. I can hear the sounds of the farmyard and the voices of the families moving about their days. I can feel the immense joy and crushing sadness that our forebears often experienced and which were never far from reach. Thank you, June, for bringing our roots to life. Timothy G. Scott Director of Development Fryeburg Academy One man...one secret. Two slaves...two choices. Three brothers...one promise. Should one break man's law to obey God? This is the question the Miller family must answer for themselves in this family-friendly, historical novel.
Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even the most basic details surrounding the Little Bighorn. Evan S. Connell, whom Joyce Carol Oates has described as "one of our most interesting and intelligent American writers," wrote what continues to be the most reliable--and compulsively readable--account of the subject. Connell makes good use of his meticulous research and novelist's eye for the story and detail to re-vreate the heroism, foolishness, and savagery of this crucial chapter in the history of the West.