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Seven Locks

By Christine Wade
  • Book ID : 1451627874
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • Genre : Fiction
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The Hudson River Valley, 1769: A man mysteriously disappears without a trace, abandoning his wife and children on their farm at the foot of the Catskill Mountains. At first many believe that his wife, who has the reputation of being a scold, has driven her husband away, but as the strange circumstances of his disappearance circulate, a darker story unfolds. And as the lines between myth and reality fade in the wilderness, and an American nation struggles to emerge, the lost man’s wife embarks on a desperate journey to find the means to ensure her family’s survival . . .

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  • File Pdf: esv-study-bible.pdf

Book Summary:

The ESV Study Bible was created to help people understand the Bible in a deeper way. Combining the best and most recent evangelical Christian scholarship with the highly regarded ESV text, it is the most comprehensive study Bible ever published. The ESV Study Bible features more than 2,750 pages of extensive, accessible Bible resources, including completely new notes, full-color maps, illustrations, charts, timelines, and articles created by an outstanding team of 93 evangelical Christian scholars and teachers. In addition to the 757,000 words of the ESV Bible itself, the notes and resources of the ESV Study Bible comprise an additional 1.1 million words of insightful explanation and teaching-equivalent to a 20-volume Bible resource library all contained in one volume. (Please note this edition does not come with free access to the Online ESV Study Bible resources.)


By James B. Jordan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1579102492
  • Pages : 356
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 451
  • File Pdf: judges.pdf

Book Summary:

Rev. Jordan examines the stories within the book of Judges, answering questions as to their theological and practical meaning; What has God commanded or promised and how do we respond? How do these stories reveal the work of Christ and His Church?

The Invitation To The World

By Shazzan Dwayne Colbert
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1491846100
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 572
  • File Pdf: the-invitation-to-the-world.pdf

Book Summary:

The story of this book talks about The Most Powerful One, who speaks of the things a child of his must do and the revelation of Jesus being as the High Power Spirit, which The Most Powerful One gave to show the things, which must shortly come to pass. Jesus being as the High Power Spirit had sent a letter to the seven churches, which names are Ephesus, Smyma, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and to whomever that wants to know the truth about him and how he felt. This book is also written about a Indian girl, who was in jail for drug charges and she wanted the whole world to know her story of the horror she struggle from the effects of the drugs that she later died from.

Leaves from the Garden of Eden

By Howard Schwartz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199714789
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 127
  • File Pdf: leaves-from-the-garden-of-eden.pdf

Book Summary:

In Leaves from the Garden of Eden, Howard Schwartz, a three-time winner of the National Jewish Book Award, has gathered together one hundred of the most astonishing and luminous stories from Jewish folk tradition. Just as Schwartz's award-winning book Tree of Souls collected the essential myths of Jewish tradition, Leaves from the Garden of Eden collects one hundred essential Jewish tales. As imaginative as the Arabian Nights, these stories invoke enchanted worlds, demonic realms, and mystical experiences. The four most popular types of Jewish tales are gathered here--fairy tales, folktales, supernatural tales, and mystical tales--taking readers on heavenly journeys, lifelong quests, and descents to the underworld. There is a dybbuk lurking in a well, a book that comes to life, and a world where Lilith, the Queen of Demons, seduces the unsuspecting. Here too are Jewish versions of many of the best-known tales, including "Cinderella," "Snow White," and "Rapunzel." Schwartz's retelling of one of these stories, "The Finger," inspired Tim Burton's film Corpse Bride.

Initiation in Ancient Greek Rituals and Narratives

By David Dodd,Christopher A. Faraone
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135143730
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 924
  • File Pdf: initiation-in-ancient-greek-rituals-and-narratives.pdf

Book Summary:

Scholars of classical history and literature have for more than a century accepted `initiation' as a tool for understanding a variety of obscure rituals and myths, ranging from the ancient Greek wedding and adolescent haircutting rituals to initiatory motifs or structures in Greek myth, comedy and tragedy. In this books an international group of experts including Gloria Ferrari, Fritz Graf and Bruce Lincoln, critique many of these past studies, and challenge strongly the tradition of privileging the concept of initiation as a tool for studying social performances and literary texts, in which changes in status or group membership occur in unusual ways. These new modes of research mark an important turning point in the modern study of the religion and myths of ancient Greece and Rome, making this a valuable collection across a number of classical subjects.

The Magic of the Horse-shoe, with other folk-lore notes

By Robert Means Lawrence
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 356
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 345
  • File Pdf: the-magic-of-the-horse-shoe-with-other-folk-lore-notes.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Magic of the Horse-shoe, with other folk-lore notes" by Robert Means Lawrence. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Deuxième Folie

By Susan Marloye-James
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1984590480
  • Pages : 78
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 598
  • File Pdf: deuxième-folie.pdf

Book Summary:

This is the story of a dream from its concept to its conclusion, starting with a fiberglass shell and ending up with a twelve-metre-by-four-metre cruiser suitable for canals and rivers. It covers all the exciting trips Deuxième Folie covered in Europe—the breakdowns, the fun, the people we met, and its eventual life end as a houseboat in Toulouse.