Claimed by Gods

Claimed by Gods
Author: Eva Chase
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2019-09-06
ISBN 10: 9781989096116
ISBN 13: 1989096115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Claimed by Gods Book Review:

The gods walk among us. And they just might steal your soul... or your heart. I thought I'd survived everything life could throw at me. All I wanted was to keep my distance from the criminals I work for and get my little brother out of the hell that is our mother's house. Then I died and woke up to four stunningly hot gods telling me I'm now a valkyrie. Sly, sharp Loki. Jovial but ferocious Thor. Dreamily compassionate Baldur. Grim and secretive Hod. They all have something to teach me. And around them, my walls start to crack. But the gods didn't summon me just for kicks. Their king is missing, and they need me to find him. The first three valkyries they sent on the job never made it back. More power is awakening in me than I could ever have imagined--and the gods' enemies are more devious than even they knew. It's going to take every trick in the book for me to save myself, my brother, and these divine men who're getting under my skin in the most alluring way. I'm Aria Watson, and Valhalla ain't seen nothing yet.

Jesus Among Other Gods

Jesus Among Other Gods
Author: Ravi Zacharias
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2002-02-06
ISBN 10: 1418568988
ISBN 13: 9781418568986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus Among Other Gods Book Review:

In a world with so many religions, why Jesus? We are living in a time when you can believe anything, as long as you do not claim it to be true. In the name of “tolerance,” our postmodern culture embraces everything from Eastern mysticism to New Age spirituality. But as Ravi Zacharias points out, such unquestioning acceptance of all things spiritual is absurd. All religions, plainly and simply, cannot be true. Jesus Among Other Gods provides the answers to the most fundamental claims about Christianity, such as: Aren’t all religions fundamentally the same? Was Jesus who He claimed to be? Can one study the life of Christ and demonstrate conclusively that He was and is the way, the truth, and the life? In each chapter, Zacharias considers a unique claim that Jesus made and then contrasts the truth of Jesus with the founders of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism with compelling insight and passionate conviction. In addition to an impressive breadth of reading and study, he shares his personal journey from despair and meaninglessness to his discovery that Jesus is who He said He is. “In Jesus Among Other Gods, Ravi Zacharias demonstrates that he is one of the most intellectually gifted as well as spiritually sensitive writers of today’s leading apologists for the Christian faith. Zacharias brings alive the unique power of the claims of Jesus about himself and the utter relevance of his message today for the human condition.” — David Aikman, author of Great Souls

The Grand Design

The Grand Design
Author: Stephen Hawking,Leonard Mlodinow
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-09-07
ISBN 10: 0553907077
ISBN 13: 9780553907070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grand Design Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about these and other abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by brilliance and simplicity. According to quantum theory, the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history. The authors explain that we ourselves are the product of quantum fluctuations in the early universe, and show how quantum theory predicts the “multiverse”—the idea that ours is just one of many universes that appeared spontaneously out of nothing, each with different laws of nature. They conclude with a riveting assessment of M-theory, an explanation of the laws governing our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a “theory of everything”: the unified theory that Einstein was looking for, which, if confirmed, would represent the ultimate triumph of human reason.

God Is Not Great

God Is Not Great
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-11-19
ISBN 10: 1551991764
ISBN 13: 9781551991764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Is Not Great Book Review:

Christopher Hitchens, described in the London Observer as “one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time” takes on his biggest subject yet–the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris’s recent bestseller, The End Of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope’s awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.

Claimed by the Order

Claimed by the Order
Author: J. Johanis
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN 10: 9781514308264
ISBN 13: 1514308266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Claimed by the Order Book Review:

Young and eager to join the social playground of the gods, Marduk enters his first day of college at the exotic mountain retreat at the Temple of Power. But he swiftly falls into the clutches of a secret order. Confronted by the powerful gods who wish to claim him, Marduk is defenseless. His only way out: to lure another virgin god into the Order. Marduk finds refuge in the young god Anu-Akad. Delivering Akad to the order would earn Marduk his freedom, but Marduk struggles to keep his love affair hidden from the Order. Will his efforts be in vain? He failed to save himself. Is he strong enough to save his lover? Advisory: Contains m/m sex, violence, non-con, & abuse. Intended for mature readers. Claimed by the Order overlaps with flashbacks in Siren's Reckoning, but both books are independent.

The God Delusion 10th Anniversary Edition

The God Delusion  10th Anniversary Edition
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-05-19
ISBN 10: 1784161934
ISBN 13: 9781784161934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Delusion 10th Anniversary Edition Book Review:

The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

Their Dark Valkyrie

Their Dark Valkyrie
Author: Eva Chase
Publsiher: Ink Spark Press
Total Pages: 906
Release: 2021-01-28
ISBN 10: 9781989096949
ISBN 13: 1989096948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Their Dark Valkyrie Book Review:

Four scorching-hot gods. One kickass valkyrie. Nine realms of trouble. All I wanted was to keep my distance from the criminals I work for and get my little brother out of the hell that is our mother's house. Then I died and woke up to four stunningly hot gods telling me I'm now a valkyrie. Sly, sharp Loki. Jovial but ferocious Thor. Dreamily compassionate Baldur. Grim and secretive Hod. I'm connected to all of them through a bond we barely understand. The longer I spend with them, the more my walls start to crack. But the gods didn't summon me just for kicks. Their king is missing, and they need me to find him. The first three valkyries they sent on the job never made it back. More power is awakening in me than I could ever have imagined, but the gods' enemies are more devious than even they knew. It's going to take every trick in the book for me to save myself, my brother, and these divine men who're getting under my skin in the most alluring way. Good thing I've always been a fighter. I'm Aria Watson, and Valhalla ain't seen nothing yet. *Their Dark Valkyrie is an action-packed, heart-wrenching urban fantasy series with Norse mythology like you've never seen it before. This set contains all four books in the series-Claimed by Gods, Bound to Gods, Falling for Gods, and Waking the Gods-as well as a brand-new bonus epilogue.*

Lord of Light

Lord of Light
Author: Roger Zelazny
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781515439233
ISBN 13: 1515439232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lord of Light Book Review:

His followers called him Mahasamatman and said he was a god. He preferred to drop the Maha- and the -atman, however, and called himself Sam. He never claimed to be a god, but then he never claimed not to be a god. A holy war rages across the heavens and mankind's fate hangs in the balance.

Against the Gods

Against the Gods
Author: Peter L. Bernstein
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN 10: 0470534532
ISBN 13: 9780470534533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Against the Gods Book Review:

A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Bestseller "Ambitious and readable . . . an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as true humanists helping to release mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatalism." —The New York Times "An extraordinarily entertaining and informative book." —The Wall Street Journal "A lively panoramic book . . . Against the Gods sets up an ambitious premise and then delivers on it." —Business Week "Deserves to be, and surely will be, widely read." —The Economist "[A] challenging book, one that may change forever the way people think about the world." —Worth "No one else could have written a book of such central importance with so much charm and excitement." —Robert Heilbroner author, The Worldly Philosophers "With his wonderful knowledge of the history and current manifestations of risk, Peter Bernstein brings us Against the Gods. Nothing like it will come out of the financial world this year or ever. I speak carefully: no one should miss it." —John Kenneth Galbraith Professor of Economics Emeritus, Harvard University In this unique exploration of the role of risk in our society, Peter Bernstein argues that the notion of bringing risk under control is one of the central ideas that distinguishes modern times from the distant past. Against the Gods chronicles the remarkable intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are available to us today. "An extremely readable history of risk." —Barron's "Fascinating . . . this challenging volume will help you understand the uncertainties that every investor must face." —Money "A singular achievement." —Times Literary Supplement "There's a growing market for savants who can render the recondite intelligibly-witness Stephen Jay Gould (natural history), Oliver Sacks (disease), Richard Dawkins (heredity), James Gleick (physics), Paul Krugman (economics)-and Bernstein would mingle well in their company." —The Australian

Bound to Gods

Bound to Gods
Author: Eva Chase
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-09-06
ISBN 10: 9781989096161
ISBN 13: 1989096166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bound to Gods Book Review:

One minute I was a courier for criminals, making ends meet so I could take care of my little brother. The next, four stunningly hot Norse gods had brought me back from the dead with wings sprouting from my back and a whole set of valkyrie powers. I guess that's just how life goes sometimes. Too bad our victory over our supernatural enemies turned out to be a farce. The divine home I thought I'd receive is a trap instead. A trap that's slowly closing in on us, dredging up every painful moment from our pasts. Can I trust these tempting godly men now that I've seen how many secrets they've kept from me? And what am I going to do if I have to face my own darkest horrors all over again? I'd better figure that out fast. Because I'm Aria Watson, and I will not be broken.

Conversations with God for Teens

Conversations with God for Teens
Author: Neale Donald Walsch
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 9781612831169
ISBN 13: 1612831168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with God for Teens Book Review:

Suppose you could ask God any question and get an answer. What would it be? Young people all over the world have been asking those questions. So Neale Donald Walsch, author of the internationally bestselling Conversations with God series had another conversation. Conversations with God for Teens is a simple, clear, straight-to-the-point dialogue that answers teens questions about God, money, sex, love, and more. Conversations with God for Teens reads like a rap session at a church youth group, where teenagers discuss everything they ever wanted to know about life but were too afraid to ask God. Walsch acts as the verbal conduit, showing teenagers how easy it is to converse with the divine. When Claudia, age 16, from Perth, Australia, asks, "Why can't I just have sex with everybody? What's the big deal?", the answer God offers her is: "Nothing you do will ever be okay with everybody. 'Everybody' is a large word. The real question is can you have sex and have it be okay with you?" There's no doubt that the casual question-and-answer format will help make God feel welcoming and accessible to teens. Conversations with God for Teens is the perfect gift purchase for parents, grandparents, and anyone else who wants to provide accessible spiritual content for the teen(s) in their lives.

Falling for Gods

Falling for Gods
Author: Eva Chase
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2019-09-06
ISBN 10: 9781989096215
ISBN 13: 1989096212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Falling for Gods Book Review:

Who would have thought I'd need to die to really come into my own? But with my growing valkyrie powers and the scorching hot Norse gods who resurrected me by my side, I've never felt more alive. If only I could take a moment to enjoy my new home in Asgard. Unfortunately, our recent triumph has enraged a power-hungry giant who wants to see me dead all over again, along with everyone and everything I care about. And then there's our newly returned leader... Odin has turned out to be as single-minded as he is single-eyed, and I can't shake the feeling that there's more to this situation than he's letting on. My four gods and I will have to depend on each other if we're going to find our way through this mess, even if opening my heart that much to anyone terrifies me. I've come this far. No way am I backing down now. I'm Aria Watson, and I'll be no one's pawn.

Claimed by the Gods

Claimed by the Gods
Author: Carly Fall
Publsiher: Westward Publishing / Carly Fall LLC
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2019-12-11
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Claimed by the Gods Book Review:

Her dark past has come back to haunt her… Ana Drake has secrets that she’d rather forget and loving Poseidon, Hades and Dionysus has made it easy to do so… until now. When her relationship with the gods becomes the hot topic for gossip in town and Ana also receives unwanted affection from a man she detests, she realizes that she may be in danger. A murder rocks the small town of Saint’s Grove and all evidence points to Ana as the main suspect. As her past encroaches on her future, she realizes that even being loved and cherished by three Greek gods may not be able to save her from the killer at large. Paranormal Romance, Reverse Harem Romance, Greek God Romance, Urban Fantasy Romance

God s Shadow Sultan Selim His Ottoman Empire and the Making of the Modern World

God s Shadow  Sultan Selim  His Ottoman Empire  and the Making of the Modern World
Author: Alan Mikhail
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN 10: 1631492403
ISBN 13: 9781631492402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God s Shadow Sultan Selim His Ottoman Empire and the Making of the Modern World Book Review:

“A stunning work of global history. . . . Alan Mikhail offers a bold and thoroughly convincing new way to think about the origins of the modern world. . . . A tour de force.” —Greg Grandin Long neglected in world history, the Ottoman Empire was a hub of intellectual fervor, geopolitical power, and enlightened pluralistic rule. At the height of their authority in the sixteenth century, the Ottomans, with extraordinary military dominance and unparalleled monopolies over trade routes, controlled more territory and ruled over more people than any world power, forcing Europeans out of the Mediterranean and to the New World. Yet, despite its towering influence and centrality to the rise of our modern world, the Ottoman Empire’s history has for centuries been distorted, misrepresented, and even suppressed in the West. Now Alan Mikhail presents a vitally needed recasting of Ottoman history, retelling the story of the Ottoman conquest of the world through the dramatic biography of Sultan Selim I (1470–1520). Born to a concubine, and the fourth of his sultan father’s ten sons, Selim was never meant to inherit the throne. With personal charisma and military prowess—as well as the guidance of his remarkably gifted mother, Gülbahar—Selim claimed power over the empire in 1512 and, through ruthless ambition, nearly tripled the territory under Ottoman control, building a governing structure that lasted into the twentieth century. At the same time, Selim—known by his subjects as “God’s Shadow on Earth”—fostered religious diversity, welcoming Jews among other minority populations into the empire; encouraged learning and philosophy; and penned his own verse. Drawing on previously unexamined sources from multiple languages, and with original maps and stunning illustrations, Mikhail’s game-changing account “challenges readers to recalibrate their sense of history” (Leslie Peirce), adroitly using Selim’s life to upend prevailing shibboleths about Islamic history and jingoistic “rise of the West” theories that have held sway for decades. Whether recasting Christopher Columbus’s voyages to the “Americas” as a bumbling attempt to slay Muslims or showing how the Ottomans allowed slaves to become the elite of society while Christian states at the very same time waged the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade, God’s Shadow radically reshapes our understanding of the importance of Selim’s Ottoman Empire in the history of the modern world.

God s Equal

God s Equal
Author: Sigurd Grindheim
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-08-18
ISBN 10: 0567443647
ISBN 13: 9780567443649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God s Equal Book Review:

In this book Sigurd Grindheim argues that Jesus implicitly claimed to be God's equal and that his claim to be God's son must be understood in this light. The argument unfolds through analysis of the gospel accounts regarding Jesus' claims to inaugurate the Kingdom of God, his understanding of his miracles, his forgiveness of sins, his expectation to be the ultimate judge of all the world, his claim to speak with an authority that matches that of the Mosaic law, the absolute demands he made to his disciples, and his appropriation for himself of metaphors that in the Scriptures of Israel were exclusively used of YHWH. Furthermore Grindheim traces these claimes back to the Historical Jesus. Through a comprehensive examination of the primary sources, Grindheim argues that Jesus' claims go beyond the claims made on behalf of human and even angelic beings within Second Temple Judaism. Jesus presents himself in a role that in a Jewish context was reserved for YHWH.

Cold Case Christianity

Cold Case Christianity
Author: J. Warner Wallace
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 1434705463
ISBN 13: 9781434705464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cold Case Christianity Book Review:

Written by an L. A. County homicide detective and former atheist, Cold-Case Christianity examines the claims of the New Testament using the skills and strategies of a hard-to-convince criminal investigator. Christianity could be defined as a “cold case”: it makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence. In Cold-Case Christianity, J. Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs. Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity. A unique apologetic that speaks to readers’ intense interest in detective stories, Cold-Case Christianity inspires readers to have confidence in Christ as it prepares them to articulate the case for Christianity.

American Gods

American Gods
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 521
Release: 2011-11-10
ISBN 10: 0755379926
ISBN 13: 9780755379927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Gods Book Review:

AN ACCLAIMED, EMMY-NOMINATED TV SERIES ON AMAZON PRIME VIDEO WINNER OF THE HUGO, LOCUS AND BRAM STOKER AWARDS 'To give him his full title: Neil Gaiman, Architect of Worlds, Svengali of Plot, Shaman of Character, Exploder of Cliché, Master Craftsman of Style, Dreamer Laureate of the Republic of Letters' DAVID MITCHELL 'Original, engrossing, and endlessly inventive' GEORGE R.R. MARTIN 'Brilliant and unique' GUARDIAN --- 'This is about the soul of America, the idea that everyone came here from somewhere' NEIL GAIMAN --- After three years in prison, Shadow Moon is free to go home. But hours before his release, his beloved wife is killed in a freak accident. Numbly, he boards a plane where he meets an enigmatic stranger who seems to know Shadow and claims to be an ancient god - and king of America. Together they embark on a profoundly strange road trip across the USA, encountering a kaleidoscopic cast of characters along the way. But all around them a storm of unnatural proportions is gathering. War is coming, an epic struggle for the very soul of America. And Shadow is standing squarely in its path. NEIL GAIMAN. WITH STORIES COME POSSIBILITIES.

God with Us

God with Us
Author: Ansley L. Quiros
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2018-09-28
ISBN 10: 1469646773
ISBN 13: 9781469646770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God with Us Book Review:

For many, the struggle over civil rights was not just about lunch counters, waiting rooms, or even access to the vote; it was also about Christian theology. Since both activists and segregationists ardently claimed that God was on their side, racial issues were imbued with religious meanings from all sides. Whether in the traditional sanctuaries of the major white Protestant denominations, in the mass meetings in black churches, or in Christian expressions of interracialism, southerners resisted, pursued, and questioned racial change within various theological traditions. God with Us examines the theological struggle over racial justice through the story of one southern town--Americus, Georgia--where ordinary Americans sought and confronted racial change in the twentieth century. Documenting the passion and virulence of these contestations, this book offers insight into how midcentury battles over theology and race affected the rise of the Religious Right and indeed continue to resonate deeply in American life.

Tonight

Tonight
Author: Emily Assell
Publsiher: Tyndale Kids
Total Pages: 20
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1496436245
ISBN 13: 9781496436245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tonight Book Review:

Claim a peaceful night's sleep for your child by speaking God's promises of protection and rest over them. Read these loving affirmations and encouraging Scriptures as you tuck your little one into bed. Charming illustrations of baby animals and their parents bring a calming atmosphere and prepare your child for sleep. This is the second book in the Generation Claimed series.

God The Failed Hypothesis

God  The Failed Hypothesis
Author: Victor J. Stenger
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2010-08-05
ISBN 10: 161592003X
ISBN 13: 9781615920037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God The Failed Hypothesis Book Review:

Throughout history, arguments for and against the existence of God have been largely confined to philosophy and theology, while science has sat on the sidelines. Despite the fact that science has revolutionized every aspect of human life and greatly clarified our understanding of the world, somehow the notion has arisen that it has nothing to say about the possibility of a supreme being, which much of humanity worships as the source of all reality. This book contends that, if God exists, some evidence for this existence should be detectable by scientific means, especially considering the central role that God is alleged to play in the operation of the universe and the lives of humans. Treating the traditional God concept, as conventionally presented in the Judeo-Christian and Islamic traditions, like any other scientific hypothesis, physicist Stenger examines all of the claims made for God's existence. He considers the latest Intelligent Design arguments as evidence of God's influence in biology. He looks at human behavior for evidence of immaterial souls and the possible effects of prayer. He discusses the findings of physics and astronomy in weighing the suggestions that the universe is the work of a creator and that humans are God's special creation. After evaluating all the scientific evidence, Stenger concludes that beyond a reasonable doubt the universe and life appear exactly as we might expect if there were no God. This paperback edition of the New York Times bestselling hardcover edition contains a new foreword by Christopher Hitchens and a postscript by the author in which he responds to reviewers' criticisms of the original edition.