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Understanding Financial Prosperity
David Oyedepo - 2005
Oyedepo communicates the mind of God concerning financial prosperity. He states emphatically that any Christian can prosper anywhere, the economy of the nation notwithstanding. In this book you will also get to know that: Nothing multiplies until it is sown; The Word of God is God's highway to the world of wealth; Faith is our covenant access into prosperity; This book will deliver those secrets to you!
David Payne - 2000
It is the story of Joe Madden, an anthropologist who has returned to his family's summer home on North Carolina's Outer Banks. Little Roanoke, with its traditions dating back to the time of Sir Walter Raleigh, is an isolated enclave threatened by the ncroachment of modern civilization-and the subject of Joe's study. Here, he meets two people who will alter the course of his future: Ray Barstow, a fisherman and ex-con who, aboard the Father's Price, teaches him more than just the ropes of one of the world's most dangerous professions; and Day Shaughnessey, a Yale-educated Ob-Gyn and ardent feminist whose views on reproductive rights come into conflict with the deeply religious people of Little Roanoke. The events of the story culminate in a savage storm at sea that the crew of the Father's Price-including Joe Madden-may not survive. Gravesend Light assures David Payne's place as one of the most important chroniclers of the contemporary Southern experience.
Death by Theory: A Tale of Mystery and Archaeological Theory
Adrian Praetzellis - 2000
A large stone Venus. Nothing unusual about it_except that it was found on an island in the Pacific Northwest. Archaeologist Hannah Green and her shovelbum nephew find themselves in a tangled web of competing interests avaricious land owners, hungry media, and a cult of goddess worshippers while investigating one of the finds of the century. In untangling the mystery of the Washington Venus, Hannah and Sean have to confront questions of archaeological evidence, of ethics, of conflicting interpretation of data, and of the very nature of archaeological truths. Helping them are a cadre of disdainful graduate students who propose various theories processualist, marxist, feminist, postmodernist to explain the bizarre events. Teach your students archaeological theory in a fashion they'll enjoy, while they solve the mystery in Adrian Praetzellis's delightful textbook-as-novel.
The Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today
Samuel Guzman - 2019
What was once settled is now questioned, and old traditions are discarded with reckless abandon. What does it mean to be an authentic man in such confusing times? What, if anything, does the Catholic Church have to offer to men today about living a life of true manhood and virtue?The Catholic Gentleman is a solid and practical guide to manhood and holiness in the modern world. It offers the timeless wisdom of the Catholic Church to the many questions of men today on this important issue. In short, easy to reach chapters, you'll learn:How to know you are an authentic manWhy our bodies matterThe value of traditionThe purpose of courtesyWhat real holiness is and how to achieve itHow to deal with failure in the spiritual lifeAnd much more…
Francis Smith - 2011
Sixty years later, multi-millionaire Hans Dieter, in a death bed confession, reveals to his son, Jim Dieter (retired Navy SEAL) and his best friend, Dan Flaherty (ex-IRA) his role in the robbery.The Vatican becomes aware that their closely guarded secret is unraveling and activates their own security forces, Interpol, and British MI-6 to press for Dan and Jim’s whereabouts. This sets the stage for a dramatic race across the European Continent with Dan and Jim barely able to stay one step ahead of their pursuer as they search for the remainder of the gold Hans had secreted during the closing days of WWII.
Cultural Anthropology: A Problem-Based Approach
Richard H. Robbins - 1993
The book is organized around problems rather than topics, creating a natural and integrated discussion of such traditional concerns as kinship, caste, gender roles, and religion within the context of meaningful questions, including How can people begin to understand beliefs and behaviors that are different from their own. How do societies give meaning to and justify collective violence? Why are some societies more industrially advanced that others? What can anthropology tell us about attempts to link intelligence and class?
Hearts in the Highlands
Ruth Axtell Morren - 2007
Her life was devoted to her simple yet enduring faith, to good works and to the elderly lady whose companion she was. She believed herself content. But that was before her mistress's handsome nephew returned to London, after many years spent abroad as an archaeologist.The shadows in Reid Gallagher's memory-haunted eyes touched Maddie's heart. When he asked her to travel with his family, to help with his work, she could scarcely refuse. And as she came to know this man better, amid the breathtaking beauty of the Scottish Highlands, she began to wonder if two solitary souls might yet find new life--and love--as one.
Time Traveler: In Search of Dinosaurs and Other Fossils from Montana to Mongolia
Michael Novacek - 2002
WilsonMichael Novacek, a renowned paleontologist who has discovered important fossils on virtually every continent, is an authority on patterns of evolution and on the relationships among extinct and extant organisms. Time Traveler is his captivating account of how his boyhood enthusiasm for dinosaurs became a lifelong commitment to vanguard science. Novacek writes of the alluring perils of fieldwork with affection and discernment, and he illuminates the most exciting issues in paleontology today.
Mesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awat'ovi Massacre
James F. Brooks - 2016
While little of the pueblo itself remains, five centuries of history lie beneath the low rises of sandstone masonry, and theories about the events of that night are as persistent as the desert winds. The easternmost town on Antelope Mesa, Awat’ovi was renowned for its martial strength, and had been the gateway to the entire Hopi landscape for centuries. Why did kinsmen target it for destruction?Drawing on oral traditions, archival accounts, and extensive archaeological research, James Brooks unravels the story and its significance. Mesa of Sorrows follows the pattern of an archaeological expedition, uncovering layer after layer of evidence and theories. Brooks questions their reliability and shows how interpretations were shaped by academic, religious and tribal politics. Piecing together three centuries of investigation, he offers insight into why some were spared—women, mostly, and taken captive—and others sacrificed. He weighs theories that the attack was in retribution for Awat’ovi having welcomed Franciscan missionaries or for the residents’ practice of sorcery, and argues that a perfect storm of internal and external crises revitalized an ancient cycle of ritual bloodshed and purification.A haunting account of a shocking massacre, Mesa of Sorrows is a probing exploration of how societies confront painful histories, and why communal violence still plagues us today.
Living When a Loved One Has Died: Revised Edition
Earl A. Grollman - 1979
The reactions of grief are not like recipes, with given ingredients, and certain results. . . . Grief is universal. At the same time it is extremely personal. Heal in your own way."If someone you know is grieving, Living When a Loved One Has Died can help. Earl Grollman explains what emotions to expect when mourning, what pitfalls to avoid, and how to work through feelings of loss. Suitable for pocket or bedside, this gentle book guides the lonely and suffering as they move through the many facets of grief, begin to heal, and slowly build new lives.
Buried Alive: The Startling, Untold Story about Neanderthal Man
Jack Cuozzo - 1998
Everyone knows the name of the family . . . Neanderthal.Since the first cave discoveries in Germany's Neander Valley, we have been fascinated by these thick-browed, powerful creatures. Who were they and where did they go? A centerpiece in the study of human evolution, Neanderthal man has, by his own mysterious demise, created more questions than he has answered.But what if they could answer for themselves and tell us about their origins?Now, for the first time, that is possible through the original research of Jack Cuozzo. Fascinated by Neanderthal man for over two decades, Cuozzo, an orthodontist, has fashioned a research book that will clutch the attention of scientists and lay persons alike, for the Neanderthal family has finally come forth to tell a shocking story.