Author: Alcyon Ruth Fleck

Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc

ISBN: 9780828017572

Category: Church work with children

Page: 236

View: 1391

As a girl, she would rush home from school to read the latest newspaper comics episode of Little Annie Rooney, an orphan who suffered under the iron fist of Miss Meaney, the director. Back then, Alcyon dreamed of someday founding an orphanage where children were loved and happy. Suddenly she was living her dream. Life was dangerous, scary. The rebels were watching, but the children were blooming. When I see the color creeping into their cheeks and the light dawning in their eyes, she said, I can't think of any place else I would rather be! This is the story of International Children's Care, an organization totally dependent upon prayer and private donations. From its humble origins in Guatemala during the brutal civil war, God worked one miracle after another to protect the Flecks as they brought hope to a generation of orphans. Meet a severely brain-damaged infant who grows up to be the smartest person in her class. And discover the sequel to Child of the Crossfire, as Salvador, the hero, falls in love, becomes a minister, and is reunited with his mother, who sings once again the songs she sang to him as a child. And to think it all began with a voice--a message from God that nerved her for a life of daring service: Why are you so afraid? Don't you know you have a Father who loves you?
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(conversion of a skeptic)

Author: Gerald Montgomery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780970773708

Category: Religion

Page: 137

View: 8337

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An Authorial, Structural, and Theological Investigation of the Cosmic Christology in Col. 1:15-20

Author: Vincent A. Pizzuto

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042916517

Category: Religion

Page: 291

View: 8093

Among the array of christologies embodied within New Testament literature, the so-called "hymn" of Colossians 1: 15-20 offers a unique and invaluable contribution to contemporary theological and inter-religious discourse. This is because it conveys what is arguably the highest christological affirmation within the canon. Pizzuto contends that the hymn is a creative and faith-filled composition by the same deutero-Pauline author of the Colossians epistle itself and demonstrates that there is an inextricable relationship between the chiastic structure of Col 1: 15-20 and a proper understanding of its provenance, authorship and theology. Although the hymn echoes theological motifs consistent with Second Temple Judaism and loosely reflects a number of syncretistic influences, it is fundamentally the novelty of the "Christ-event," - the historical impact of Jesus of Nazareth - that has been most influential in determining the christological categories of Col 1: 15-20 and its larger epistolary framework. Pizzuto thus defends the overall integrity of the hymn against those who would assert that it reflects a pre-Christian or pre-Colossians origin. He concludes that Col 1: 15-20 represents something of a "leap" beyond Pauline christology into a new and unequivocal conviction of the cosmic implications of the Cross.
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Author: Michele Martin Bossley

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781550286861

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 1578

Amy will do anything to win the novice Canadian skating championships and take one step closer to the Olympics, but when an injury worsens, she fears missing the competition.
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The Fiscal Foundations of Successful Government in Europe and America

Author: Sven H. Steinmo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198796811

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

View: 8646

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. Why are citizens in some countries more willing to pay taxes than in other countries? This book examines the history of the relationship between citizens and their states in five countries, (Sweden, Britain, Italy, Romania, and the United States), and demonstrates how and why people in in some countries have come to trust the government with their money while in other countries they do not. The book explores the evolution of this relationship in detail, in each case showing how some governments developed the fiscal and technical capacity to tax their citizens fairly and deliver public services efficiently. In short, how and why some countries became more trustworthy than others. The volume concludes by examining the implications of these five cases for developing countries today and the lessons that can be learned.
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Author: Lenora Worth

Publisher: Steeple Hill

ISBN: 9781459201293

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2257

When her father suffered a heart attack, urban sophisticate Autumn Clancy decided to come home. As she tried to take the reins of her family's firm, she discovered that dear old Dad had hired someone else to handle business¿sweet-talking Campbell Dupree¿who brought out the worst in Autumn...and made her wonder if true love really did exist. He'd never met a woman more headstrong than Autumn, or more likely to get under his skin. While Campbell tried to charm her, he knew deep down that this was one special lady who deserved the best. Would the good Lord deem him worthy enough to win her heart?
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Author: Kathryn Peterson

Publisher: America Star Books

ISBN: 9781451201543

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 9683

Reilly and Katie have been best friends since Kindergarten. They have had a true and loyal friendship for eight years in sunny California. Now Reilly's family is moving across the country to live in New York City. Reilly's sheepdog Myrtle, can not go with the family to New York and Reilly is facing the hardest decision of her life. Katie is hoping that Reilly will trust her to take care of Myrtle. Katie was diagnosed with Autism and she is in some ways different from other kids. That has never been an issue for Reilly and this is a chance for Katie to repay the favor. As Reilly struggles with life in New York City and living without Myrtle, Katie is unsure about being friends with the girl who moved into Reilly's old house. Life is going to change for the girls and the future is full of possibilities.
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Author: Jamie Blair

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144244715X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6051

Can true love be built on lies? A teen on the run seeks relief and redemption in this gripping, “compulsively readable” (School Library Journal) romantic read that Kirkus Reviews calls a “marvelous debut, moving and suspenseful.” Leah Kurtz has finally found a place to call home, a town where she and baby Addy can live in peace, far from the drug-infested place she grew up. Chris is one of the best parts of her new life, the only person who’s ever made her feel safe. And now that she’s found him, there’s no way she can tell the truth: Her real name is Faith, not Leah. She’s seventeen, not nineteen. And the baby isn’t hers—Faith kidnapped her. Faith’s history catches up with her when a cop starts asking questions and Chris’s aunt spots her picture in the newspaper. She knows it’s time to run again, but if Faith leaves, she’ll lose Chris. If Chris is in love with a lie, though, did Faith ever really have him in the first place?
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Essays on Law in General

Author: John Gardner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199695555

Category: Law

Page: 314

View: 6860

In a series of essays John Gardner has developed distinctive and engaging answers to the central questions of legal philosophy, cutting through the technicalities of the subject to clarify and reinvigorate the main arguments about the nature of law. This volume collects that work to provide a major contribution to the literature on jurisprudence.
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Transforming Physical and Emotional Pain into Spiritual Growth

Author: Jeffrey D. Millman, M.D.

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452547060

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 8590

Everyone experiences pain. Illness, aging, and emotional distress touch all of our lives. Each of us has a soul, or Higher self, that has come into human form to have life experiences. These experiences are designed to provide us opportunities to learn the lessons we need for our spiritual growth. It’s from pain that we grow. Rather than being afraid or overwhelmed by life’s challenges, we can learn how to connect with our Higher self, using our intuitive mind. Making the leap of faith to use our sixth sense to bypass our rational mind and receive inner guidance promotes improved health, greater happiness, and peace of mind. Using case histories accumulated over forty years of practicing family medicine, Dr. Millman discusses many different illnesses and emotional issues and the specifi c lessons each one presents. He uses his holistic and spiritual approach to healing to make sense of the death of our physical body and the transition of our spirit to the other side.
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True Stories for Young and Old

Author: Peter J. Dyck

Publisher: Scottdale, Pa. ; Waterloo, Ont. : Herald Press

ISBN: 9780836135237

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 5010

Peter J. Dyck shares six of his favorite stories. The first one tells how Mennonite Central Committee, Baptist World Alliance, and Mennonite Publishing House, with the help of many other people, got the Barclay Commentaries translated into Russian and into the Soviet Union legally without smuggling. In "Here Stood Kandanos", Dyck sends a Christian volunteer to help in the rebuilding of a Greek village that the Germans destroyed in World War II. Too late, he realizes he has sent a German into enemy territory. Recommended for parents and children to read together, for classroom use, for sermon illustrations, and for any story-telling occasions.
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Author: Sharon Zukowski

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: 9780451182739

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1261

Tough New York private detective Blaine Stewart's latest case involves her in a search for a missing surrogate mother, whose child will be heir to a large fortune. Reprint.
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Author: Shilp Smita

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9352060946

Category: Poetry

Page: 167

View: 7651

"To write of the conflict within, to be wronged by life and still feel blessed to be living. To know that wrong was just a part of bigger plan of right. This collection essays a reflection into touching a realm, a dimension, we only feel deep within, and are too scared to talk about. This work is a belief in goodness even in the worst of souls, and a belief of filling unimaginable abyss of chaos grief and darkness in human beings, with love light and faith. It is for all the people who have been at the turning points of their lives and have sensed a lower band in all they fail to do and an upper hand which comes to their rescue. It’s for everyone out there who understands that love and pain are inseparable, that angels and devils do exist and we all have a part of both in us. It’s all about which one we love more, the devil to kiss him and make him go the sleep or the angel to challenge and make him go much higher. This short collection is a trial at both communication and silence, because that’s where our innermost or the supreme, as we call it, resides"
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Author: Candy Harper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471124207

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8031

Get ready for boy dilemmas, friendship dramas and madcap grannies - Faith is back!
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Author: Bernadette Kelly

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406266736

Category: Boyd, Annie (Fictitious character)

Page: 144

View: 4733

Annie Boyd never thought she'd be able to take part in an all-day riding event, but her best friend, Reesa, convinces her to sign up. When her father says she can't, Annie's even more determined to go - and prove to her dad that she can do it, even if he doesn't believe in her. But when Annie's friend Darcy seems too scared to participate in the event, how can Annie feel brave enough to try?
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From Fear to Fulfillment

Author: Suzanne M. Harmony

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595528023

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 140

View: 8991

Part one of "Leap of Faith From Fear to Fulfillment" is a wonderful source of encouragement, empowerment and enlightenment. The chapters, like rungs on a ladder, carefully guide the reader to hold on, act upon their desires and embrace the opportunity to live their dreams. As they courageously leap to their Divine right place in life they truly experience the AHHH of fulfillment. The pages are also speckled with some of my own personal experiences. Part two has proven to be a healing and very rewarding experience for all those who graciously accepted my invitation to share their "Pearls of Wisdom," " Reiki Experiences and Leaps of Faith," and "Poetry." Barry Spilchuk co-author of "A Cup of Chicken Soup for the Soul" and creator of You're My Hero Books has offered this quote for "Leap Of Faith From Fear to Fulfillment: " "In a world where everything is RUSH, RUSH, RUSH, And we are told we have to be POWERFUL to succeed, Along comes this timely book from Suzanne Harmony. This book will allow you to GENTLY start to heal, claim your power and put you on your path to CELEBRATING YOUR GOD GIVEN gifts and talents to the fullest of your ability."
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The Remarkable Story of the Founding of CLC International

Author: Norman Grubb

Publisher: CLC Publications

ISBN: 1619580551

Category: Religion

Page: 235

View: 3691

More than just a history book, and perhaps even a romance, this story of the beginnings of CLC International includes the very human, the comic, the daring, the unlikely, and the impossible, in this deadly serious work of taking Christ to the nations through the printed page.
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A Mother's Journey

Author: Christie Thomas

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525515608

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 462

View: 8417

In A Leap of Faith: A Mother’s Journey, Christie Thomas takes readers on the roller coaster ride of mental and physical illness, abuse, loss, and grief, interspersing the ups and downs, curves and bends, with moments of exhilaration. The mother of four children, Christie honestly and transparently tells the story of her family’s journey through childhood cancer, teenage suicide, and the death of two children. She recounts the day that she reconnected with her two boys, her father, and her mother, who are safe, happy, and waiting for her on the other side of the veil separating life and “death.” As she awakened to the spiritual world, and her unique place in it, she discovered new purpose and joy in the adventure of life. This is a story of suffering and loss, but also of love, hope, resilience, support, and the search for meaning.
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A Leap of Faith

Author: Ali Riaz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526111322

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 4932

This book probes the causes of and conditions for the preference of the members of the British-Bangladeshi community for a religion-based identity vis-à-vis ethnicity-based identity, and the influence of Islamists in shaping the discourse. The first book-length study to examine identity politics among the Bangladeshi diaspora delves into the micro-level dynamics, the internal and external factors and the role of the state and locates these within the broad framework of Muslim identity and Islamism, citizenship and the future of multiculturalism in Europe. Empirically grounded but enriched with in-depth analysis, and written in an accessible language this study is an invaluable reference for academics, policy makers and community activists. Students and researchers of British politics, ethnic/migration/diaspora studies, cultural studies, and political Islam will find the book extremely useful.
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