Out of a Far Country

Out of a Far Country
Author: Christopher Yuan,Angela Yuan
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-05-03
ISBN 10: 9780307729361
ISBN 13: 0307729362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of a Far Country Book Review:

Over 100,000 copies sold! Coming Out, Then Coming Home Christopher Yuan, the son of Chinese immigrants, discovered at an early age that he was different. He was attracted to other boys. As he grew into adulthood, his mother, Angela, hoped to control the situation. Instead, she found that her son and her life were spiraling out of control—and her own personal demons were determined to defeat her. Years of heartbreak, confusion, and prayer followed before the Yuans found a place of complete surrender, which is God’s desire for all families. Their amazing story, told from the perspectives of both mother and son, offers hope for anyone affected by homosexuality. God calls all who are lost to come home to him. Casting a compelling vision for holy sexuality, Out of a Far Country speaks to prodigals, parents of prodigals, and those wanting to minister to the gay community. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.” - Luke 15:20 Includes a discussion guide for personal reflection and group use.

Out of a Far Country

Out of a Far Country
Author: Christopher Yuan,Angela Yuan
Publsiher: WaterBrook Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0307729354
ISBN 13: 9780307729354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of a Far Country Book Review:

Coming Out, Then Coming Home Christopher Yuan, the son of Chinese immigrants, discovered at an early age that he was different. He was attracted to other boys. As he grew into adulthood, his mother, Angela, hoped to control the situation. Instead, she found that her son and her life were spiraling out of control—and her own personal demons were determined to defeat her. Years of heartbreak, confusion, and prayer followed before the Yuans found a place of complete surrender, which is God's desire for all families. Their amazing story, told from the perspectives of both mother and son, offers hope for anyone affected by homosexuality. God calls all who are lost to come home to him. Casting a compelling vision for holy sexuality, Out of a Far Country speaks to prodigals, parents of prodigals, and those wanting to minister to the gay community. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.” - Luke 15:20 Includes a discussion guide for personal reflection and group use.

Crowned in a Far Country

Crowned in a Far Country
Author: Princess Michael (of Kent)
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2007-02-06
ISBN 10: 0743296370
ISBN 13: 9780743296373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crowned in a Far Country Book Review:

A best-selling international portrait of the lives of eight of Europe's most famous royal brides features women who left their home countries to marry some of the world's most powerful rulers, including Catherine the Great, Marie Antoinette, and Empress Eugenie of France. By the author of Cupid and the King and Serpent and the Moon. Original. 25,000 first printing.

A Far Country

A Far Country
Author: Winston Churchill
Publsiher: Macmillan Company of Canada
Total Pages: 509
Release: 1915
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433074812235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Far Country Book Review:

This is a story of the career of Hugh Paret from youth to manhood. The phrase "a far country" is from the Biblical parable of the prodigal son who takes everything he is given and runs off to fulfill his own desires. Paret leaves Great Britain where he grew up and travels to America with his worldly goods while gathering up and refining other more useful talents which provide him the greater wealth of honor and a standard of excellence. Once in the New World he attends Harvard, graduates, is admitted to the bar and joins a firm of corporate lawyers, the first of their kind. He is introduced to new people, different customs, and various adventures when he enters the world of big business as it announces the awakening of social ethics. In his travels to this dangerous excitement of situation, he uses his business flair tumultuously as he gains strength and knowledge in its execution.

A Far Country

A Far Country
Author: Winston Churchill
Publsiher: Sheba Blake Publishing
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2017-08-11
ISBN 10: 3962178260
ISBN 13: 9783962178260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Far Country Book Review:

Though American author Winston Churchill often focused on historical events as inspiration for his novels, his later work more often explored the way that events conspired to shape his characters' opinions and values. In A Far Country, protagonist Hugh Paret enters his career as a corporate lawyer full of high-minded ideals, but begins to change his outlook as he gains experience in the business world. Winston Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician and statesman who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory over Nazi Germany during World War II. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a non-academic historian, and a writer (as Winston S. Churchill). He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his overall, lifetime body of work. Churchill was born into the family of the Dukes of Marlborough, a branch of the Spencer family. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a charismatic politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer; his mother, Jennie Jerome, was an American socialite. As a young army officer, he saw action in British India, the Anglo–Sudan War, and the Second Boer War. He gained fame as a war correspondent and wrote books about his campaigns. At the forefront of politics for fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions. Before the First World War, he served as President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary, and First Lord of the Admiralty as part of Asquith's Liberal government. During the war, he continued as First Lord of the Admiralty until the disastrous Gallipoli Campaign caused his departure from government. He then briefly resumed active army service on the Western Front as commander of the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers.

In a Far Country

In a Far Country
Author: John Taliaferro
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2007-11-13
ISBN 10: 0786741236
ISBN 13: 9780786741236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In a Far Country Book Review:

In the fall of 1897, eight whaling ships became trapped in the ice on Alaska's northern coast. Without relief, two hundred whalers would starve to death by winter's end. Mercifully, an extraordinary missionary, Tom Lopp, and seven Eskimo herders embarked on a harrowing journey to save the whalers, driving four hundred reindeer more than seven hundred untracked miles. At the heart of the rescue expedition lies another, in some ways more compelling, journey. In a Far Country is the personal odyssey of Tom and his wife Ellen Lopp— their commitment to the natives and the rugged but happy life they built for themselves amid a treeless tundra at the top of the world. The Lopps pulled through on grit and wits, on humility and humor, on trust and love, and by the grace of God. Their accomplishment would surely have received broader acclaim had it not been eclipsed by two simultaneous events: the Spanish- American War and the Alaska gold rush. The United States and its territories were transformed abruptly and irrevocably by these fits of expansionist fever, and despite the thoughtful, determined guidance of the Lopps, the natives of the North were soon overwhelmed by a force mightier than the fiercest Arctic winter: the twentieth century.

The Far Country

The Far Country
Author: Nevil Shute
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2010-09-14
ISBN 10: 0307474054
ISBN 13: 9780307474056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Far Country Book Review:

When a young Englishwoman named Jennifer Morton leaves London to visit relatives on their sheep ranch in the Australian outback, she falls in love both with the gloriously beautiful country and with Carl, a Czech refugee who was a doctor in his own land and now works as a lumberjack. They are brought together through dramatic encounters and strange twists of fate, but their relationship hangs in the balance when Jennifer is called back to England.

To a Far Country

To a Far Country
Author: Marina Oliver
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 1326791532
ISBN 13: 9781326791537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Letter from a Far Country

Letter from a Far Country
Author: Gillian Clarke
Publsiher: Carcanet
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2011-08-01
ISBN 10: 1847778518
ISBN 13: 9781847778512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letter from a Far Country Book Review:

Gillian Clarke's poems are letters from the far countries of personal and ancestral memories, of places and moments of insight. Her acclaimed title poem explores the buried histories of women's lives, the enduring responsibilities that link generations and ensure the continuance of language and traditions. Rooted in rural Wales, Letter from a Far Country celebrates the sources of strength and continuity that bind people to landscape and community.

From a Far Country

From a Far Country
Author: Catharine Randall
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0820338206
ISBN 13: 9780820338200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From a Far Country Book Review:

In From a Far Country Catharine Randall examines Huguenots and their less-known cousins the Camisards, offering a fresh perspective on the important role these French Protestants played in settling the New World. The Camisard religion was marked by more ecstatic expression than that of the Huguenots, not unlike differences between Pentecostals and Protestants. Both groups were persecuted and emigrated in large numbers, becoming participants in the broad circulation of ideas that characterized the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Atlantic world. Randall vividly portrays this French Protestant diaspora through the lives of three figures: Gabriel Bernon, who led a Huguenot exodus to Massachusetts and moved among the commercial elite; Ezéchiel Carré, a Camisard who influenced Cotton Mather’s theology; and Elie Neau, a Camisard-influenced writer and escaped galley slave who established North America’s first school for blacks. Like other French Protestants, these men were adaptable in their religious views, a quality Randall points out as quintessentially American. In anthropological terms they acted as code shifters who manipulated multiple cultures. While this malleability ensured that French Protestant culture would not survive in externally recognizable terms in the Americas, Randall shows that the culture’s impact was nonetheless considerable.

The Piano Tuner

The Piano Tuner
Author: Daniel Mason
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2003-12-16
ISBN 10: 9781400077717
ISBN 13: 1400077710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Piano Tuner Book Review:

A New York Times Notable Book A San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year “A gripping and resonant novel. . . . It immerses the reader in a distant world with startling immediacy and ardor. . . . Riveting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In 1886 a shy, middle-aged piano tuner named Edgar Drake receives an unusual commission from the British War Office: to travel to the remote jungles of northeast Burma and there repair a rare piano belonging to an eccentric army surgeon who has proven mysteriously indispensable to the imperial design. From this irresistible beginning, The Piano Tuner launches readers into a world of seductive, vibrantly rendered characters, and enmeshes them in an unbreakable spell of storytelling.

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel
Author: Christopher Yuan
Publsiher: Multnomah
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-11-20
ISBN 10: 073529092X
ISBN 13: 9780735290921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel Book Review:

From the author of Out of a Far Country, which details his dramatic conversion from an agnostic gay man who put his identity in his sexuality to a Bible professor who now puts his identity in Christ alone, comes a gospel-centered discussion of sex, desire, and relationships. Dr. Christopher Yuan explores the concept of holy sexuality--chastity in singleness or faithfulness in marriage--in a practical and relevant manner, equipping readers with an accessible yet robust theology of sexuality. Whether you want to share Christ with a loved one who identifies as gay or you're wrestling with questions of identity yourself, this book will help you better understand sexuality in light of God's grand story and realize that holy sexuality is actually good news for all.

Far Country

Far Country
Author: Alan Powell
Publsiher: Melbourne University
Total Pages: 301
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105034224282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Some Far Country

Some Far Country
Author: Partridge Boswell
Publsiher: Grolier Poetry Book Shop
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780988935211
ISBN 13: 098893521X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Some Far Country Book Review:

Poetry. "We encounter poems of experience in Partridge Boswell's remarkable first book, poems of a lived life and the aesthetic care that arises from a long apprenticeship. He fills 'the canvas of our waking sentience' with a combination of image and statement, equal to the complexities of his concerns. If we are 'trapped in the amber of the moment' (Vonnegut), as one of his epigraphs states, Boswell does not try to untrap us, but to deliver, time and again, with brilliant accuracy, what it feels like to be alive in such moments. As good a debut as I can remember!"—Stephen Dunn "Such desperate beauty in these poems, such rendered and willed surviving. Read this book if you want to remember what poetry can do to us, how it can find words for what can't be said and shake us by our shoulders until we feel achingly alive again."—Marie Howe "Partridge Boswell's collection of poems, SOME FAR COUNTRY, moves through sharp transitions or feints of image, idea and music that remind me of the original sad brilliance of an early Auden. His photo-electric immersions which can confuse the 'limousine with the hearse' tell stories with great suddenness of heart and mind. This is a wonderful book."—Norman Dubie

The Winter Soldier

The Winter Soldier
Author: Daniel Mason
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN 10: 0316477583
ISBN 13: 9780316477581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Winter Soldier Book Review:

Winner of the Northern California Book AwardA New York Times Editors' Choice PickA Washington Post Notable Book of 2018A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2018An NPR Best Book of 2018 National Bestseller "The Winter Soldier brims with improbable narrative pleasures...These pages crackle with excitement... A spectacular success." --Anthony Marra, New York Times Book Review "A dream of a novel... Part mystery, part war story, part romance." --Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See Vienna, 1914. Lucius is a twenty-two-year-old medical student when World War I explodes across Europe. Enraptured by romantic tales of battlefield surgery, he enlists, expecting a position at a well-organized field hospital. But when he arrives, at a commandeered church tucked away high in a remote valley of the Carpathian Mountains, he finds a freezing outpost ravaged by typhus. The other doctors have fled, and only a single, mysterious nurse named Sister Margarete remains. But Lucius has never lifted a surgeon's scalpel. And as the war rages across the winter landscape, he finds himself falling in love with the woman from whom he must learn a brutal, makeshift medicine. Then one day, an unconscious soldier is brought in from the snow, his uniform stuffed with strange drawings. He seems beyond rescue, until Lucius makes a fateful decision that will change the lives of doctor, patient, and nurse forever. From the gilded ballrooms of Imperial Vienna to the frozen forests of the Eastern Front; from hardscrabble operating rooms to battlefields thundering with Cossack cavalry, The Winter Soldier is the story of war and medicine, of family, of finding love in the sweeping tides of history, and finally, of the mistakes we make, and the precious opportunities to atone.

The Bourgeois Between History and Literature

The Bourgeois  Between History and Literature
Author: Franco Moretti
Publsiher: Verso
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-06-04
ISBN 10: 178168085X
ISBN 13: 9781781680858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bourgeois Between History and Literature Book Review:

Who – and what – are the Bourgeois? “The bourgeois ... Not so long ago, this notion seemed indispensable to social analysis; these days, one might go years without hearing it mentioned. Capitalism is more powerful than ever, but its human embodiment seems to have vanished. ‘I am a member of the bourgeois class, feel myself to be such, and have been brought up on its opinions and ideals,’ wrote Max Weber, in 1895. Who could repeat these words today? Bourgeois ‘opinions and ideals’—what are they?” Thus begins Franco Moretti’s study of the bourgeois in modern European literature—a major new analysis of the once-dominant culture and its literary decline and fall. Moretti’s gallery of individual portraits is entwined with the analysis of specific keywords—“useful” and “earnest,” “efficiency,” “influence,” “comfort,” “roba”—and of the formal mutations of the medium of prose. From the “working master” of the opening chapter, through the seriousness of nineteenth-century novels, the conservative hegemony of Victorian Britain, the “national malformations” of the Southern and Eastern periphery, and the radical self-critique of Ibsen’s twelve-play cycle, the book charts the vicissitudes of bourgeois culture, exploring the causes for its historical weakness, and for its current irrelevance.

Far County Chronicles

Far County Chronicles
Author: Jack Everton
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2013-06-03
ISBN 10: 143492534X
ISBN 13: 9781434925343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Far County Chronicles Book Review:

The threat of terrorism notwithstanding, the world has never been more traveler friendly as it is today. For example, one can pick up a university education in some corner of the earth and practice it elsewhere without undue difficulties. In Far Country Chronicles : A Texan¿s Perspective, we see how far this idea can be stretched by Jack Everton, whose amazing life saw him leave his native Texas and spend a substantial part of his life outside the United States, with many details of his experiences retold here. Best of all, the entire narrative comes spiced with good old Texas humor, as good as any Texan worth his salt can dish out.

The White Hotel

The White Hotel
Author: D. M. Thomas
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1993-09-01
ISBN 10: 1101651504
ISBN 13: 9781101651506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White Hotel Book Review:

It is a dream of electrifying eroticism and inexplicable violence, recounted by a young woman to her analyst, Sigmund Freud. It is a horrifying yet restrained narrative of the Holocaust. It is a searing vision of the wounds of the twentieth century, and an attempt to heal them. Interweaving poetry and case history, fantasy and historical truth-telling, The White Hotel is a modern classic of enduring emotional power that attempts nothing less than to reconcile the notion of individual destiny with that of historical fate.

At the Limits of Justice

At the Limits of Justice
Author: Suvendrini Perera,Sherene Razack
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2014-09-24
ISBN 10: 1442616466
ISBN 13: 9781442616462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At the Limits of Justice Book Review:

The fear and violence that followed the events of September 11, 2001 touched lives all around the world, even in places that few would immediately associate with the global war on terror. In At the Limits of Justice, twenty-nine contributors from six countries explore the proximity of terror in their own lives and in places ranging from Canada and the United States to Jamaica, Palestine/Israel, Australia, Guyana, Chile, Pakistan, and across the African continent. In this collection, female scholars of colour – including leading theorists on issues of indigeneity, race, and feminism – examine the political, social, and personal repercussions of the war on terror through contributions that range from testimony and poetry to scholarly analysis. Inspired by both the personal and the global impact of this violence within the war on terror, they expose the way in which the war on terror is presented as a distant and foreign issue at the same time that it is deeply present in the lives of women and others all around the world. An impassioned but rigorous examination of issues of race and gender in contemporary politics, At the Limits of Justice is also a call to create moral communities which will find terror and violence unacceptable.

Far Country

Far Country
Author: Peter L. Rice
Publsiher: Fanpro Llc
Total Pages: 363
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780451453372
ISBN 13: 0451453379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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