A Prayer for Owen Meany

A Prayer for Owen Meany
Author: John Irving
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2012-05-08
ISBN 10: 0307362027
ISBN 13: 9780307362025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Prayer for Owen Meany Book Review:

“I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother’s death, but because he was the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.” In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys—best friends—are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy’s mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn’t believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God’s instrument. What happens to Owen, after that 1953 foul ball, is extraordinary and terrifying.

Chaplains Manual

Chaplains Manual
Author: Mantle College,School of Chaplaincy
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2017-06-05
ISBN 10: 9781547197699
ISBN 13: 1547197692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chaplains Manual Book Review:

Training Manual for Chaplains

The Age of Eisenhower

The Age of Eisenhower
Author: William I Hitchcock
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2018-03-20
ISBN 10: 1451698437
ISBN 13: 9781451698435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Eisenhower Book Review:

A New York Times bestseller, this is the “outstanding” (The Atlantic), insightful, and authoritative account of Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency. Drawing on newly declassified documents and thousands of pages of unpublished material, The Age of Eisenhower tells the story of a masterful president guiding the nation through the great crises of the 1950s, from McCarthyism and the Korean War through civil rights turmoil and Cold War conflicts. This is a portrait of a skilled leader who, despite his conservative inclinations, found a middle path through the bitter partisanship of his era. At home, Eisenhower affirmed the central elements of the New Deal, such as Social Security; fought the demagoguery of Senator Joseph McCarthy; and advanced the agenda of civil rights for African-Americans. Abroad, he ended the Korean War and avoided a new quagmire in Vietnam. Yet he also charted a significant expansion of America’s missile technology and deployed a vast array of covert operations around the world to confront the challenge of communism. As he left office, he cautioned Americans to remain alert to the dangers of a powerful military-industrial complex that could threaten their liberties. Today, presidential historians rank Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents, and William Hitchcock’s “rich narrative” (The Wall Street Journal) shows us why Ike’s stock has risen so high. He was a gifted leader, a decent man of humble origins who used his powers to advance the welfare of all Americans. Now more than ever, with this “complete and persuasive assessment” (Booklist, starred review), Americans have much to learn from Dwight Eisenhower.

The Children s Story

The Children s Story
Author: James Clavell
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2014-11-12
ISBN 10: 0804154007
ISBN 13: 9780804154000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Children s Story Book Review:

It was a simple incident in the life of James Clavell—a talk with his young daughter just home from school—that inspired this chilling tale of what could happen in twenty-five quietly devastating minutes. He writes, "The Children's Story came into being that day. It was then that I really realized how vulnerable my child's mind was —any mind, for that matter—under controlled circumstances. Normally I write and rewrite and re-rewrite, but this story came quickly—almost by itself. Barely three words were changed. It pleases me greatly because I kept asking the questions… Questions like, What's the use of 'I pledge allegiance' without understanding? Like Why is it so easy to divert thoughts? Like What is freedom? and Why is so hard to explain? The Children's Story keeps asking me all sorts of questions I cannot answer. Perhaps you can—then your child will...."

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN 10: 1784162124
ISBN 13: 9781784162122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Thief Book Review:

The 10th-anniversary edition of the No. 1 international bestseller and modern classic beloved by millions of readers HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH The 10th-anniversary edition features pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author's writing notebook.

Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt,Jane Rollason
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 88
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781904720447
ISBN 13: 1904720447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angela s Ashes Book Review:

Korean edition of a New York Times bestseller and the Pulitzer Prize-winning book ANGELA'S ASHES: A Memoir by Frank McCourt. Despite extreme poverty and desperation of his childhood McCourt recounts his early age in an affecting and uplifting voice in this luminous memoir. Translated by Kim Lucia. In Korean. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

The Necessity of Prayer

The Necessity of Prayer
Author: Edward M. Bounds
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007-12
ISBN 10: 1424508010
ISBN 13: 9781424508013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Acts of the Apostles

The Acts of the Apostles
Author: P.D. James
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN 10: 0857861077
ISBN 13: 9780857861078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Acts of the Apostles Book Review:

Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James

God and Donald Trump

God and Donald Trump
Author: Stephen E. Strang
Publsiher: Charisma Media
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1629994863
ISBN 13: 9781629994864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and Donald Trump Book Review:

This book will help me to understand who Donald Trump is, what he really believes, where his vision for America will lead us, and where God is in all of this.

The Soul of an American President

The Soul of an American President
Author: Alan Sears,Craig Osten,Ryan Cole
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 1493417665
ISBN 13: 9781493417667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Soul of an American President Book Review:

While there have been many biographies of Dwight D. Eisenhower that focus on his military career or the time of his presidency, none clearly explores the important role faith played both in his personal life and in his public policy. This despite the fact that he is the only US president to be baptized as a Christian while in office. Alan Sears and Craig Osten invite you on a journey that is unique in American history and is essential to understanding one of the most consequential, admired, and complex Americans of the 20th Century. The story begins in abject poverty in rural Texas, then travels through Kansas, West Point, two World Wars, and down Pennsylvania Avenue. This is the untold story of a man whose growing faith sustained him through the loss of a young son, marital difficulties, depression, career disappointments, and being witness to some of the worst atrocities humankind has devised. A man whose faith was based in his own sincere personal conviction, not out of a sense of political expediency or social obligation. You've met Dwight Eisenhower the soldier and Dwight Eisenhower the president. Now meet Dwight Eisenhower the man of faith.

When God Talks Back

When God Talks Back
Author: Tanya M. Luhrmann
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0307277275
ISBN 13: 9780307277275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When God Talks Back Book Review:

Analyzes the American evangelical experience, drawing on intimate interviews with members of the Vineyard church while explaining the scientific aspects of intensely practiced prayer and collective supernatural experiences.

How to Read a Book

How to Read a Book
Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2011-05-10
ISBN 10: 9781439144831
ISBN 13: 1439144834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read a Book Book Review:

With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed Zakaria Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

How To Win Friends And Influence People

How To Win Friends And Influence People
Author: Dale Carnegie
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-01-28
ISBN 10: 1443433160
ISBN 13: 9781443433167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How To Win Friends And Influence People Book Review:

With an enduring grasp of human nature, Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People teaches his readers how to handle people without letting them feel manipulated, how to make people feel important without inspiring resentment, how win people over to your point of view without causing offence, and how to make a friend out of just about anyone. Published in 1937, Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, was originally written as a companion book to his lectures on how to be a good salesperson. However, what began as a basic sales primer, quickly exploded into an overnight success, eventually selling more than 15 million copies worldwide, and pioneering an entire genre of self-help and personal success books. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

Les Miserables

Les Miserables
Author: Victor Hugo
Publsiher: BookRix
Total Pages: 2237
Release: 2019-06-14
ISBN 10: 3736802145
ISBN 13: 9783736802148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Les Miserables Book Review:

Les Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo that is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, the novel follows the lives and interactions of several characters, focusing on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption. Examining the nature of law and grace, the novel elaborates upon the history of France, the architecture and urban design of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, antimonarchism, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love. More than a quarter of the novel is devoted to essays that argue a moral point or display Hugo's encyclopedic knowledge. The topics Hugo addresses include cloistered religious orders, the construction of the Paris sewers, argot, and the street urchins of Paris. Even when not turning to other subjects outside his narrative, Hugo sometimes interrupts the straightforward recitation of events, his voice and control of the story line unconstrained by time and sequence. The story begins in 1815 in Digne, as the peasant Jean Valjean, just released from 19 years' imprisonment in the galleys—five for stealing bread for his starving sister and her family and fourteen more for numerous escape attempts—is turned away by innkeepers because his yellow passport marks him as a former convict. He sleeps on the street, angry and bitter. Digne's benevolent Bishop Myriel gives him shelter. At night, Valjean runs off with Myriel's silverware. When the police capture Valjean, Myriel pretends that he has given the silverware to Valjean and presses him to take two silver candlesticks as well, as if he had forgotten to take them. The police accept his explanation and leave. Myriel tells Valjean that his life has been spared for God, and that he should use money from the silver candlesticks to make an honest man of himself. Six years pass and Valjean, using the alias Monsieur Madeleine, has become a wealthy factory owner and is appointed mayor.

The Radical Prayer

The Radical Prayer
Author: Derek John Morris
Publsiher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780812704860
ISBN 13: 081270486X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Radical Prayer Book Review:

Are you ready to pray a radical prayer?A prayer that will revolutionize your life and leave you amazed at the results?A prayer that God will answer with a definite yes?Discover in these pages the incredibly powerful prayer that enables God to change the world¿through you.

Akathist to Jesus

Akathist to Jesus
Author: Lawrence R. Farley
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-04-15
ISBN 10: 9781944967338
ISBN 13: 1944967338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Akathist to Jesus Book Review:

Eventually, everyone comes to dwell in darkness for a time. That is when we need to turn to Jesus, the only Light of the world and the only rescue for those in pain and despair. We break through the darkness by offering praise to God. This akathist is offered to all who sojourn in the darkness, with the prayer that they will use such praises as this to break through.

Jesus Freaks

Jesus Freaks
Author: DC Talk,Voice of the Martyrs
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN 10: 1493428217
ISBN 13: 9781493428212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus Freaks Book Review:

You may think of martyrs as those who gave their lives for the faith in the early church. But today, Christians around the world continue to stand boldly for Christ despite ongoing persecution. These are their stories. · Pastor Han--Stabbed to death by North Korean agents for sharing the gospel with North Koreans in China · Jean-Pierre Werner and Rodé Groenewald--Killed in a Taliban attack on their home in Afghanistan · Fatima Al-Mutairi--Killed by her brother after becoming a Christian in Saudi Arabia · Habila--Survived being shot in the face by Boko Haram militants after refusing to renounce Christ Persecution has always accompanied followers of Jesus, who invited His followers to come and die. Some were jeered at, and their backs were cut open with whips. Others were chained in prisons. Some died by stoning, some were sawed in half, and others were killed with the sword. Some went about wearing skins of sheep and goats, destitute and oppressed and mistreated. They were too good for this world, wandering over deserts and mountains, hiding in caves and holes in the ground. --Hebrews 11:36-38 Faithful Christians around the world are still suffering and dying for the name of Christ. Their stories inspire and encourage each of us to follow Christ, no matter the cost.

Kaddish

Kaddish
Author: Leon Wieseltier
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2009-11-18
ISBN 10: 9780307557230
ISBN 13: 0307557235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kaddish Book Review:

Children have obligations to their parents: the Talmud says "one must honor him in life and one must honor him in death." Beside his father’s grave, a diligent but doubting son begins the mourner’s kaddish and realizes he needs to know more about the prayer issuing from his lips. So begins Leon Wieseltier’s National Jewish Book Award–winning autobiography, Kaddish, the spiritual journal of a man commanded by Jewish law to recite a prayer three times daily for a year and driven, by ardor of inquiry, to explore its origins. Here is one man’s urgent exploration of Jewish liturgy and law, from the 10th-century legend of a wayward ghost to the speculations of medieval scholars on the grief of God to the perplexities of a modern rabbi in the Kovno ghetto. Here too is a mourner’s unmannered response to the questions of fate, freedom, and faith stirred in death’s wake. Lyric, learned, and deeply moving, Wieseltier’s Kaddish is a narrative suffused with love: a son’s embracing the tradition bequeathed to him by his father, a scholar’s savoring they beauty he was taught to uncover, and a writer’s revealing it, proudly, unadorned, to the reader. Winner of the 1998 National Jewish Book Award "An astonishing fusion of learning and psychic intensity; its poignance and lucidity should be an authentic benefit to readers, Jewish and gentile." —The New York Times Book Review

The Four

The Four
Author: Scott Galloway
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 0735213666
ISBN 13: 9780735213661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Four Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLER Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway. Instead of buying the myths these compa­nies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they’re almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms? And as they race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, can anyone chal­lenge them? In the same irreverent style that has made him one of the world’s most celebrated business professors, Galloway deconstructs the strategies of the Four that lurk beneath their shiny veneers. He shows how they manipulate the fundamental emotional needs that have driven us since our ancestors lived in caves, at a speed and scope others can’t match. And he reveals how you can apply the lessons of their ascent to your own business or career. Whether you want to compete with them, do business with them, or simply live in the world they dominate, you need to understand the Four.

Reflections on the Revolution in France

Reflections on the Revolution in France
Author: Edmund Burke
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 484
Release: 1890
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015011009662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflections on the Revolution in France Book Review: