The Heavenly Table

A Novel

Author: Donald Ray Pollock

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 748

From Donald Ray Pollock, author of the highly acclaimed The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff, comes a dark, gritty, electrifying (and, disturbingly, weirdly funny) new novel that will solidify his place among the best contemporary American authors. It is 1917, in that sliver of border land that divides Georgia from Alabama. Dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane (the eldest; handsome; intelligent); Cob (short; heavy set; a bit slow); and Chimney (the youngest; thin; ill-tempered). Several hundred miles away in southern Ohio, a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler lives with his son, Eddie, and his wife, Eula. After Ellsworth is swindled out of his family's entire fortune, his life is put on a surprising, unforgettable, and violent trajectory that will directly lead him to cross paths with the Jewetts. No good can come of it. Or can it? In the gothic tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Cormac McCarthy with a healthy dose of cinematic violence reminiscent of Sam Peckinpah, Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers, the Jewetts and the Fiddlers will find their lives colliding in increasingly dark and horrific ways, placing Donald Ray Pollock firmly in the company of the genre's literary masters.

When Kingdoms Fall

A Novel about the Fall of Lucifer

Author: Elaine Penn

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 424

When Prince Michael, God's warring Archangel, discovers that Lucifer has caused an insurrection among a third of the heavenly hosts, the battle lines are drawn for war...in heaven. Lucifer, who is one of the most powerful of his brethren among a class of angels known as cherubim, has four faces: the face of a man, the face of an ox, the face of a lion, and the face of an eagle. His body is encrusted with weighty jewels and ancient instruments, and there is none like him in all of God's creation. He alone of the heavenly hosts has direct access to the very Mountain of God. When he leads a multitude of angels in absolute rebellion to the laws of heaven and to God, he changes the cosmos forever. When Kingdoms Fall: A Novel About the Fall of Lucifer, is a page-turner with mystery, intrigue, adventure, and humor.

Gog and Magog

A Novel

Author: Martin Buber

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 625

Religious novel in which the heroes are the Hasidic Rabbis of the eighteenth-and-nineteenth century Poland. The action of the book centers about the philosophic & religious problems of the Jewish life at the beginning of the Napoleonic wars.

Welcome to Heavenly Heights

A Novel

Author: Risa Miller

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 786

A first novel written by PEN Discovery Award Winner Risa Miller, Welcome to Heavenly Heights describes a group of American Jews who have left the United States, not just to move to Israel, but to live in a settlement on the West Bank. Miller conjures a culture and a movement--part religion, part pipe dream--viewed through the pinhole of one ragged apartment building's door: its families, their dinners, their weddings, their marriages, their sorrows. While bombs can be heard at the edges of these pages, it is inside the settlement, Heavenly Heights where Miller's delicate, understated prose limns the lives of these tender souls.

Get Behind Me Satan

Author: Mike Yousif

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

View: 471

John Christian, his family and circle of friends lived just a couple of weeks before the Rapture and didn't know it neither did Satan. The battle of ideas between the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood raged to the limit. Angles and demons influenced the characters, through spiritual warfare, to choose between right and wrong. When the Rapture occurred, some of the characters, who walked the narrow path, graduated to the heavenly scene. While those who walked the wide path went to the underworld and awaited Judgment, or stayed behind to face the Tribulation. John and the Believers watched, from the balcony of Heaven, the fulfillment of the book of Revelation. In a Tribulation, seven years of a continuous Halloween on earth, Satan tricked people and didn't offer any treats. Meanwhile, in Heaven, the Believers went through the Jesus Rewards program, a Cosmic battle, a Wedding, and a Supper. Finally, the Great Tribulation ended when 666 ran into 777 at Armageddon. The three groups then lived out their new environments to one of two final destinations determined by which side they took, God or Satan. Those who were like wheat, ended up in Heaven. Those who were like tares, ended up in Hell. Find out who goes where. www.getbehindme-satan.com Mike Yousif, was born a Christian in Iraq. He immigrated to the US thirty years ago when he was a teenager. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan in 1985. After he was born again, the Holy Spirit guided him in researching the book of Revelation and inspired him to write this End-times novel. His Bible-based novel reveals how to break down Satan's game plan to confuse and intimidate us as we live on Earth. He lives with his wife and son in Northern California.

The Book is Dead

Long Live the Book

Author: Sherman Young

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 189

View: 231

Sometime in the late twentieth century the book died. Sherman Young, passionate book lover and a consumer and producer of digital technology, is on a mission to make book culture matter again. Shirking nostalgia and without apology, The Book is Dead (Long Live the Book) investigates the economics and technological demands of publishing, making a case for books and reading all the while. His bold and exciting book will inspire readers, non-readers and publishers to put books center again, even if they're not books as we now know them.

Who Killed the Fonz?

Author: James Boice

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 108

The legendary 1950s-era TV show Happy Days gets reinvented as a gritty, “shamelessly entertaining” (Kirkus Reviews) 1980s noir. Late October, 1984. Prince and Bruce are dominating FM radio. Ron and Nancy are headed back to the White House. And Richard Cunningham? Well, Richard Cunningham is having a really bad Sunday. First, there’s the meeting with his agent. A decade ago, the forty-something Cunningham was one of Hollywood’s hottest screenwriters. But now Tinseltown is no longer interested in his artsy, introspective scripts. They want Terminator cyborgs and exploding Stay Puft Marshmallow men. Then later that same day Richard gets a phone call with even worse news: His best friend from childhood back in Milwaukee is dead. Arthur Fonzarelli. The Fonz. He lost control of his motorcycle while crossing a bridge and plummeted into the water below. Two days of searching and still no body, no trace of his trademark leather jacket, and Richard suspects murder. With the help of his old pals Ralph Malph and Potsie Weber, he sets out to catch the killer. “Readers yearning for simpler times will enjoy this trip down memory lane, which is as comforting as an episode of Happy Days” (Publishers Weekly). Who Killed the Fonz? imagines what happened to the characters of the legendary TV show Happy Days twenty years after the series left off. And while much has changed in the interim—goodbye drive-in movie theaters, hello VCRs—the story centers around the same timeless themes as the show: The meaning of family. The significance of friendship. The importance of community. “Wildly inventive and entertaining” (Booklist), Who Killed the Fonz? is an “irresistible” (New York Newsday) twist on a beloved classic that proves sometimes you can go home again. TM & © 2018 CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved

This Present Darkness

A Novel

Author: Frank Peretti

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 899

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12 After the film in her camera is mysteriously destroyed at a small-town festival, reporter Bernice Kreuger knows she’s found something worth covering up. She brings the investigation to her boss, Marshall Hogan. Along with the local pastor of a struggling church, Hank Busch, they find something much bigger than they expected—a demonic plot to enslave their town and, eventually, the world. The tiny college town of Ashton becomes the unlikely battleground in a cosmic clash between good and evil. Unseen by the human protagonists, armies of angels and demons wage war against one another in the spiritual realm for the souls of the people of Ashton. Up against supernatural forces, the future of the town seems bleak – but the power of prayer might be able to influence the outcome of the fight. This fast-paced thriller birthed an entirely new genre, setting the standard for spiritual suspense. It has since sold over 2 million copies worldwide, sparking a renewed interest in the concept of spiritual warfare.