Honore Lechasseur is a time hunter. With his companion Emily, he has landed in post-War London after an unexploded bomb has detonated between Green Park and Hyde Park Corner. Strange half-human creatures have emerged and are eating anything that contains sugar. Is Honore's power enough to contain the menace?"
This volume provides an account of the Vietnam War. Starting with Ho Chi Minh's revolt against the French, the book takes the reader through the succeeding years as scholars, government officials and others recount the important events and examine issues that arose during this tumultuous time.
The characters and plot of this story are fictitious , and although some are derived from mythical, historical, symbolic and religious means, the story itself is fictitious. As such, the story is not intended to be taken seriously, judgmentally, nor religiously; but absorbed and discarded playfully with an open mind. Take in what you need; take what you feel, discard the rest. In no way does this book claim to know the right way to grow, because everyone must walk their own path, everyone must find their own centerpoint of view . This story comes from one perspective, one eye, one voice, one soul expressing various elements of human emotion, expression and opinion. This is a story, with a plot I believe to be of central proportions. It is up to you to find connections to your own Archetype. May you always Love your Creator and aim to shine bright like the greatest role model in the universe. Within creative bright light*Shines great insight. Aim to be the Author and Master your own world. *Everyone, every soul has a character, a story that can and does change the World. Ask yourself, who is your character?
The straight-from-the-heart stories told here illuminate that often murky world of those who have lost a spouse. In revealing detail, surviving spouses describe the minutiae of tragedy and the greater hope of life beyond death. For the newly-bereaved and for those who care about them, this book offers understanding-someone does know how they feel-and possibly solace.
Endowed with natural resources, majestic bodies of fresh water, and a relatively mild climate, the Great Lakes region of Central Africa has also been the site of some of the world's bloodiest atrocities. In Rwanda, Burundi, and the Congo-Kinshasa, decades of colonial subjugation—most infamously under Belgium's Leopold II—were followed by decades of civil warfare that spilled into neighboring countries. When these conflicts lead to horrors such as the 1994 Rwandan genocide, ethnic difference and postcolonial legacies are commonly blamed, but, with so much at stake, such simple explanations cannot take the place of detailed, dispassionate analysis. The Dynamics of Violence in Central Africa provides a thorough exploration of the contemporary crises in the region. By focusing on the historical and social forces behind the cycles of bloodshed in Rwanda, Burundi, and the Congo-Kinshasa, René Lemarchand challenges much of the conventional wisdom about the roots of civil strife in former Belgian Africa. He offers telling insights into the appalling cycle of genocidal violence, ethnic strife, and civil war that has made the Great Lakes region of Central Africa the most violent on the continent, and he sheds new light on the dynamics of conflict in the region. Building on a full career of scholarship and fieldwork, Lemarchand's analysis breaks new ground in our understanding of the complex historical forces that continue to shape the destinies of one of Africa's most important regions.
My name is Kristine. I grew up in small town Missouri where you either knew everyone or everyone knew of you. I am a twin and the middle child of 5. When I was six my step dad began sexually, physically, and emotionally abusing my sister and I. At thirteen my step-dad finally went to prison and at seventeen my twin brother was murdered. I ran away shortly thereafter and found alcohol, sex and prescription drugs. Eventually I found Jesus Christ. Having learned how much God loved me to look at the events of my life as just things. I also learned that "All things (even mine) work together for the good of those who love the Lord and for those who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28. God eventually led me to restore my relationship with my real dad, speak forgiveness to and share the gospel with my step-dad, write letters of forgiveness to those involved in my brother's death and boldly proclaim what He is doing in my life. These things have been used to relieve me from the need to drown my pain and emotions in alcohol and prescription drugs, give me a fulfilling relationship with my husband and show me that the "better life" comes from Him. Matthew 11:28-30 helped me to realize that my life wasn't mine. It was His. It was a gift I had to give back to Him. And it was His gift that I had to share with others. This caused me to begin writing and in April 2008 I was given the idea of beginning my own ministry. After six months of prayer God enlightened me on the idea of Freedom Rings Ministries and the a website www.freedomringsministries.com was born.
Nearly 40% of all Americans have no connection with organized religion. Yet many of these people, even though they might never step inside a house of worship, live profoundly spiritual lives. But what is the nature and value of unchurched spirituality in America? Is it a recent phenomenon, a New Age fad that will soon fade, or a long-standing and essential aspect of the American experience? In Spiritual But Not Religious, Robert Fuller offers fascinating answers to these questions. He shows that alternative spiritual practices have a long and rich history in America, dating back to the colonial period, when church membership rarely exceeded 17% and interest in astrology, numerology, magic, and witchcraft ran high. Fuller traces such unchurched traditions into the mid-nineteenth century, when Americans responded enthusiastically to new philosophies such as Swedenborgianism, Transcendentalism, and mesmerism, right up to the current interest in meditation, channeling, divination, and a host of other unconventional spiritual practices. Throughout, Fuller argues that far from the flighty and narcissistic dilettantes they are often made out to be, unchurched spiritual seekers embrace a mature and dynamic set of basic beliefs. They focus on inner sources of spirituality and on this world rather than the afterlife; they believe in the accessibility of God and in the mind's untapped powers; they see a fundamental unity between science and religion and an equality between genders and races; and they are more willing to test their beliefs and change them when they prove untenable. Timely, sweeping in its scope, and informed by a clear historical understanding, Spiritual But Not Religious offers fresh perspective on the growing numbers of Americans who find their spirituality outside the church.