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The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Id...
by Jill Lepore

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English

Pages

369

Publication Date

September 21, 2009

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<b>Winner of the Bancroft Prize</b><br /><br />King Philip's War, the excruciating racial war鈥攃olonists against Indians鈥攖hat erupted in New England in 1675, was, in proportion to population, the bloodiest in American history. Some even argued that the massacres and outrages on both sides were too horrific to "deserve the name of a war."<br />聽聽聽 The war's brutality compelled the colonists to defend themselves against accusations that they had become savages. But Jill Lepore makes clear that it was after the war鈥攁nd because of it鈥攖hat the boundaries between cultures, hitherto blurred, turned into rigid ones. King Philip's War became one of the most written-about wars in our history, and Lepore argues that the words strengthened and hardened feelings that, in turn, strengthened and hardened the enmity between Indians and Anglos.聽<br />聽聽 Telling the story of what may have been the bitterest of American conflicts, and its reverberations over the centuries, Lepore has enabled us to see how the ways in which we remember past events are as important in their effect on our history as were the events themselves.<br /><br />Winner of the the 1998 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award of the Phi Beta Kappa Society
Montana Mail Order Bride Box Set (Westward Series) - Books 4 - 6:...
by Linda Bridey

Language

English

Pages

626

Publication Date

August 31, 2014

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<b>Books 4 -6 in the series that critics describe as a superb collection of heart-warming, humorous, romantic stories full of adventure which show strong women in difficult situations.</b><br /><br /><b>Westward Destiny: Book 4</b><br />When Jamie meets Luke, Luke is bowled over by the beauty with the emerald green eyes and auburn hair, but is instantly tongue-tied. Jamie is not sure how they鈥檙e going to develop a relationship when he can barely talk to her, but she sets out to seduce the handsome man with the soulful brown eyes.A game of cat and mouse ensues and Jamie finds out that marrying Luke is easy, but capturing his heart is going to be harder than she anticipates.<br /><br /><b>Westward Fortune: Book 5</b><br />Lacey Reagan is an abused woman who escapes her violent father by answering a mail-order-bride advertisement. Joe Dwyer is the gallant playboy who rescues her.Their marriage is simply an arrangement鈥攐r is it? A romance begins, but tragedy strikes and they have to decide if it will stay just business or if they can find true happiness together.<br /><br /><b>Westward Justice: Book 6</b><br />Mitch Taylor, the new sheriff in Dawson is looking for a wife. Sammi Jameson is looking for a husband like Mitch. Their relationship begins with a bang, but amid danger and desire, their marriage may fizzle if they can鈥檛 overcome broken promises and heartache. Will they last together or fall victim to lost love?<br />
Francis of Assisi: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint
by Andre Vauchez

Language

English

Pages

415

Publication Date

October 23, 2012

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<b>A biography of the saint as both mystic and man: 鈥淭he single best book about Francis now available in English鈥?(<i>Commonweal</i>).</b><br /> 聽<br /> In this towering work, Andre Vauchez draws on the vast body of scholarship on Francis of Assisi, particularly the important research of recent decades, to create a complete and engaging portrait of the saint. He also explores how the memory of Francis was shaped by contemporaries who recollected him in their writings, and completes the book by setting 鈥渋l Poverello鈥?in the context of his time, bringing to light what was new, surprising, and even astonishing in the life and vision of this man.<br /> 聽<br /> The first part of the book is a fascinating reconstruction of Francis鈥檚 life and work. The second and third parts deal with the texts鈥攈agiographies, chronicles, sermons, personal testimonies, etc.鈥攐f writers who recorded aspects of Francis鈥檚 life and movement as they remembered them, and used those remembrances to construct a portrait of Francis relevant to their concerns. Finally, Vauchez explores those aspects of Francis鈥檚 life, personality, and spiritual vision that were unique to him, including his experience of God, his approach to nature, his understanding and use of Scripture, and his impact on culture as well as culture鈥檚 impact on him.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淐onsidered one of the great spiritual leaders of humankind, Francis of Assisi was also a man of many faces and personas: ascetic, the founder of a religious order, a romantic hero, a mystic, a defender of the poor, a promoter of peace. But as Vauchez emphasizes鈥攁nd this biography constantly reminds us鈥擣rancis was also a flesh-and-blood human being聽.聽.聽. A bracing, erudite account of a mystic鈥檚 life.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Booklist </i>
Montana Mail Order Bride Box Set (Westward Series)- Books 1 - 3: ...
by Linda Bridey

Language

English

Pages

510

Publication Date

August 05, 2014

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<h2> The first three novels in the series that critics describe as 鈥渁 wonderful spellbinding blend of hope, passion, romance, and humor.鈥?</h2> <br /><b> Westward Winds </b><br />Tessa O鈥機onnor lives in a world of privilege and excess. Her doting parents want her to make a good match with a worthy gentleman and live a respectable life. She is beautiful and intelligent and she comes with a hefty dowry. There is no reason that she shouldn鈥檛 be able to find an eligible man and settle down. <br />Tessa gets married to Dean and they struggle to find common ground and make their marriage work. Will they each take the risk and open their hearts to one another? Can their marriage survive and will they find love and contentment in each other? Their future happiness hangs in the balance under the Montana skies. <br /><b> Westward Dance</b><br />Madelyn O鈥機onnor is beautiful, popular, and comfortable with her opulent life. That is until she is brutally attacked by the son of one of the wealthiest families in Pittsburgh. Her parents are ready to fight the case out in the courts, but Madelyn doesn鈥檛 want any publicity about it. She wants to forget that it ever happened, but can鈥檛. <br />Her family grows increasingly worried about the depressive state she falls into and they try to come up with ways to help her, but nothing seems to work. Tessa feels that it would be best for Madelyn to get far away from the city and wants her to come to Montana, but Madelyn is resistant to the idea. <br />Seth Samuels, Tessa鈥檚 brother-in-law, becomes injured when he and his men are attacked by wild dogs on a cattle drive. He鈥檚 morose and anxious over the prospect of not being able to participate in drives any longer. Tessa sees two people she loves hurting and thinks that maybe they can help each other when no one else can. She appeals to Seth to help convince Madelyn to come west. Seth refuses at first, but then figures that since he can鈥檛 do much else he might as well try to help. <br />Madelyn and Seth begin a volley of letters in which Seth entices Madelyn to come meet him. <br />As their relationship deepens there are seemingly insurmountable obstacles that threaten to tear them apart. Can each of them compromise in order to have a future together or will their pride keep them from realizing their dreams? <br /><b> Westward Bound </b><br />Claire O鈥機onnor is the youngest of the three O鈥機onnor sisters. Unlike her older siblings, Claire doesn鈥檛 have great skills in social niceties. Even though she tries to fit in, Claire will never be popular in the elite world in which she was born. Claire would much rather be in school or learning business strategy from her father than do anything else. When she travels to Montana for her sister Maddie鈥檚 wedding to Seth Samuels, she meets the youngest Samuels brother, Marcus. <br />She鈥檚 attracted to his dark good looks and flashing gray eyes but knows he thinks of her as annoying kid who happens to be extremely intelligent. During the time she spends in Montana, she and Marcus develop an antagonistic relationship, which Claire purposely fosters to hide her crush on him. She dreams of snaring Marcus鈥?heart one day, and begins her secret mission as soon as she arrives back in Pittsburgh. <br />Three years later, their long distant debates continue. Claire has graduated from college and now turns her focus on making a life of her own. Marcus is part of that plan, but he doesn鈥檛 know that. When Maddie and Seth return to Montana after attending her graduation, Claire goes with them to put her plan into action. <br />Marcus鈥?life is turned upside down by an unforeseen event that threatens to tear his family apart forever. Despite their antagonism, Marcus turns to Claire for help, unwittingly falling into her trap. Together they will face an uncertain future. Can they find the fortitude to withstand the tests that come their way or will they both end up with broken hearts?<br />
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by MALCOLM X

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English

Pages

527

Publication Date

August 25, 2015

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<b><b>Now available as an eBook for the very first time! 鈥⒙?lt;/b>ONE OF <i>TIME</i>鈥橲 TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY</b><br /> <b>聽</b><br />In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. <i>The Autobiography of Malcolm X </i>stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America.<br />聽<br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Autobiography of Malcolm X</i></b><br /> <i>聽</i><br />鈥淢alcolm X鈥檚 autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will.鈥?lt;b>鈥擝arack Obama, <i>Dreams from My Father</i></b><br /><br />鈥淓xtraordinary . . . a brilliant, painful, important book.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <i>聽</i><br /> 鈥淎 great book . . . Its dead level honesty, its passion, its exalted purpose, will make it stand as a monument to the most painful truth.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Nation</i></b><br /> <b><i>聽</i></b><br />鈥淭he most important book I鈥檒l ever read, it changed the way I thought, it changed the way I acted. It has given me courage I didn鈥檛 know I had inside me. I鈥檓 one of hundreds of thousands whose lives were changed for the better.鈥?lt;b>鈥擲pike Lee</b><br />聽<br />鈥淭his book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle.鈥?lt;b>鈥擨. F. Stone</b>
Questions About Sexuality that Got Me Uninvited from My Denominat...
by Jonathan Foster

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English

Pages

61

Publication Date

October 11, 2019

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Click on any conservative Christian denominational website, and you'll find stories and images of all kinds of people finding hope through the efforts of the denomination. But are pastors, churches, and denominations committed to revolutionary hope? Or are they committed to tribal rules? "Questions About Sexuality that Got Me Uninvited from My Denomination" is an insightful, concise disclosure of how one pastor in good standing found answers to those questions. <br /><br />The book and the included companion discussion guide acts as a code unlocking healthy ways to approach the six passages out of 31,000 verses in the Bible that deal specifically with homosexuality. Along the way, you'll wrestle with questions about the beauty of non-sacrificial love and its relevance to all people, including LGTBQ+ human beings.
Mail Order Bride's Baby And Her Mismatched Rancher (A Western His...
by Florence Linnington

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English

Pages

382

Publication Date

August 21, 2019

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A mail order bride with a baby mismatched to a rancher with no interest in children鈥?lt;br /><br />Abbie Hustley thinks her future is secure when she becomes a mail order bride for a rancher in the west. There will be no more singing in saloons, no more late nights.<br /><br />Sam Sayler has everything he wants, a ranch of his own, loyal ranch hands, and a life under the wide Colorado skies. All he needs now, is a wife.<br /><br />When Abbie arrives in Sunny Springs, they realize a terrible misunderstanding has taken place: the mail order bride agency has mismatched Abbie to Sam. <br /><br />Abbie has a baby. <br />And a baby is the last thing Sam wants. <br /><br />Sam鈥檚 dark past is stopping him from accepting Abbie鈥檚 baby as his own. But Abbie can see that deep down, Sam likes children.<br /><br />Sam finds it hard to face his own fears. While a snowstorm forces Abbie to stay at his ranch, he intends to send both mother and child packing as soon as the weather clears.<br /><br />Finally Abbie is forced to give him an ultimatum: love her and her child or lose them both.<br /><br />Will Abbie and her baby be forced to leave her new home in search of another fresh start?<br />Or will Sam overcome his past, and allow Abbie to redeem him?
Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Alway...
by Jackie Hill Perry

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

September 03, 2018

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鈥淚 used to be a lesbian.鈥?lt;br /> 聽<br /> In <i>Gay Girl, Good God</i>, author Jackie Hill Perry shares her own story, offering practical tools that helped her in the process of finding wholeness. Jackie grew up fatherless and experienced gender confusion. She embraced masculinity and homosexuality with every fiber of her being. She knew that Christians had a lot to say about all of the above. But was she supposed to change herself? How was she supposed to stop loving women, when homosexuality felt more natural to her than heterosexuality ever could?<br /> 聽<br /> At age nineteen, Jackie came face-to-face with what it meant to be made new. And not in a church, or through contact with Christians. God broke in and turned her heart toward Him right in her own bedroom in light of His gospel.<br /> 聽<br /> Read in order to understand. Read in order to hope. Or read in order, like Jackie, to be made new.
Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spi...
by Queen Afua

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

June 09, 2009

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<b>A transformative journey of physical and ancestral healing from a renowned herbalist, natural health expert, and dedicated healer of women鈥檚 bodies and women鈥檚 souls</b><br /> <b>聽</b><br /> <b>鈥淛ust when I thought I was all alone, I found myself walking with a group of conscious women who were taking sacred steps and speaking sacred words. We were on our way to Queen Afua鈥檚 Global Sacred Woman Village. Come with us, there鈥檚 Maat鈥攂alance and order鈥攖here.鈥濃€擡rykah Badu</b><br /> <b>聽</b><br /> Queen Afua practices a uniquely Afrocentric spirituality. Her classic bestseller, <i>Heal Thyself for Health and Longevity</i>, forever changed the way African Americans practice holistic health. Now, with <i>Sacred Woman</i>, she restores the magnificence of our spirits through sacred initiation.<br /> 聽<br /> Queen Afua begins by helping us to discover our unique 鈥渨omb-an-ness鈥濃€攁nd to honor the womb as the center of our consciousness and creativity, giving us a twenty-one-day program for womb purification and spirit rejuvenation. Then Queen Afua summons us to enter the Nine Gateways of Initiation, where she blesses us with the exact tools we need to bring our beings into true harmony with the earth and the cosmos. Through extraordinary meditations, affirmations, and rituals rooted in Ancient Egyptian temple teachings, Queen Afua teaches us how to love and rejoice in our bodies by spiritualizing the words we speak; the foods we eat; the spaces we live and work in; the beauty we create in our lives; the healing energy we transmit to self and others; the relationships we nurture; the service we offer; and the transcendent woman spirit we manifest.<br /> 聽<br /> With love, wisdom, and passion, Queen Afua guides us to accept our mission and our mantle as Sacred Women鈥攖o heal ourselves, the generations of women in our families, our communities, and our world.<br /> 聽<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Sacred Woman</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥?lt;i>Sacred Woman</i> flings open the gates of understanding the feminine essence. It is the return of the soul force to women.鈥?lt;b>鈥擩ewel Pookrum, MD, PhD (Sunut Arit)</b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淨ueen Afua is an extraordinary healer, teacher, mother, and keeper of our legacy. Through <i>Sacred Woman</i>, she has given us the sacred tools we need to live our lives in this new century.鈥?lt;b>鈥擧azelle Goodman, actress</b><br /><br /> 鈥?lt;i>Sacred Woman</i> offers profound wisdom to all who seek healing and transformation. Queen Afua is a national treasure.鈥?lt;b>鈥擝ob Law, author, radio personality, and vice president of WWRL</b>
Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing
by Jay Stringer

Language

English

Pages

263

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<b><i>Outreach</i> magazine 2018 Resource of the Year鈥擟ounseling & Relationships!</b><br /><i>Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing</i> is a ground-breaking resource that explores the 鈥渨hy鈥?behind self-destructive sexual choices. The book is based on research from over 3,800 men and women seeking freedom from unwanted sexual behavior, be that the use of pornography, an affair, or buying sex.<br /><br />Jay Stringer鈥檚 (M.Div, MA, LMHC) original research found that unwanted sexual behavior can be both shaped by and predicted based on the parts of our story鈥攑ast and present鈥攖hat remain unaddressed. When we pay attention to our unwanted sexual desires and identify the unique reasons that trigger them, the path of healing is revealed.<br /><br />Although many of us feel ashamed and unwanted after years of sexual brokenness, the book invites the reader to see that behavior as the very location God can most powerfully work in their lives. Counselors, pastors, and accountability partners of those who experience sexual shame will also find in this book the deep spiritual and psychological guidance they need to effectively minister to the sexually broken around them.

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