Of all the things people do with the Bible such as spreading good will, evangelizing, or tripping little boys, what's the one thing they never do? Read the whole thing. That's what Martin Kennedy did. He discovered that all of the lessons and parables within this respected piece of literature was surrounded by at best confusing stories and at worst horrible tales of human flaws. That compelled him to write He said it, I didn't. When read with no preconceived notions of infallibility, the Bible is a stirring example of the depths that the human race will go to when it believes their actions are backed up by an almighty force. And when their God can beat your God, someone's not going to have a good day. As a "non-believer," Martin was able to detach himself emotionally from what would have been a sad and sobering examination of Christianity. Instead, he pulled from his comedic roots and delivered a "book report" filled with humor, irreverence, and insight. You may not ever want to see his face, but you’ll never look at the Bible the same either.
So why would God kill innocent people, women, and children? THE PROFESSOR. Okay, I have to say a couple of things about that. You described the story very accurately. The first thing I want to say is that, in my opinion, this is one of ...
Author: Martin Kennedy
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Visit the sleepy coastal town of Lucky Harbor in this stunning collection. Books Ten, Eleven and Twelve in New York Times bestseller Jill Shalvis's award-winning series are guaranteed to make you laugh and fall in love. In IT'S IN HIS KISS, Becca has said goodbye to city living and escaped to the beach. And a deliciously sexy surfer might just convince her to stay for good. Boatbuilder and investment genius Sam knows how dangerous it is to mix business and pleasure, but he can't help offering Becca a job just to have her near. Will Becca be tempted to return to her glamorous city life? Or will Sam and this little town steal her heart? In HE'S SO FINE, Olivia's an expert at burying her past. She keeps herself to herself ... until she sees a man drowning - a man she ends up getting up close and personal with. Charter boat captain Cole Donovan enjoys the gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to 'save' him. But real trouble is about to come Olivia's way. Will it bring her deeper into Cole's heart, or will it be the end of Olivia's days in Lucky Harbor? In ONE IN A MILLION, Callie has no interest in men. A wedding planner who's been jilted at the altar, she's all-too familiar with heartache. But when she returns to her hometown, her high-school crush is sexier than ever. Tanner is a deep-sea diver with a wild past - and now his teenage son is back in his life. He's no role model, but Callie makes him feel he can be the man they both deserve. Could the little town that holds their past hold a beautiful future? Return to this heartwarming little town in the other exclusive Lucky Harbor collections. And don't miss Jill's Cedar Ridge books - the gorgeous series set in the Colorado mountains, that we promise will capture your heart.
She was the one who'd put her heart on the line and been burned for it. She was the one who was about to completely lose it. “Please,” he said softly. Intently. Tanner was strong, of both mind and body. Confident. Smart. Loyal. Tough.
Author: Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Hachette UK
This book will take you on a journey you may have experienced. If not, perhaps you are on the brink of bad choices with serious consequences. From the life of one who knows, I wish to offer you hope and be your beacon of light. Look where the crowd is going and where your life is headed. I want you to see how the power of God can influence your decisions so you will not make destructive ones.
I remembered when my brother schooled me, he said that we would really be “on” if we ever got a “connect.” So in other words, I was chosen by the man himself. Of course, I still did not know what that meant, but many things were about ...
Author: ROYAL CHATMAN
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Isabel was able to remember the precise moment she tried killing her husband. Strangely enough, she couldn't recollect why. A page-turning tale of tangled love, which makes for perfect summer reading. Thus begins the powerful story of Isabel, who, at the age of 28, has been granted early success as the head of a publishing house. . . a woman of taste and discernment, endowed with enviable wit and a razor-sharp mind. Yet, as the novel opens, we know that Isabel is in great trouble and has possibly lost her mind. Elegantly yet sparely written, hers is a tale of seduction, vertiginous love, and colossal betrayal. When Isabel meets James-a handsome, aristocratic, highly talented writer known in equal parts for his entitlement, drinking, and gift for charming women-she falls head over heels for him, despite all her friends' dire warnings. Breaking his past pattern, however, James also falls for Isabel, and they decide to marry. However improbable a couple, they confound their family and friends, becoming an ideal match, as much in love with each other as they are devoted to their son. The question is: What happens to drive Isabel to her act of insanity? Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
said Burgo. Isabel pulled out the cutting board and began to halve the lemons. “She'd be flattered,” she said. “Monina told me once that the worst pain comes when we try to hold on to something that was never there to begin with.
Author: Eden Collinsworth
As humans, things happen to us sometimes that we cannot fully understand. We desire to explain them when from human perspective there's no explanation that really exists. Our perplexion at things of that nature are not just about when they happen to us but also the things we witness in the world around us. They oftentimes shake the foundations of our faith in God to the core. But as much as not knowing hurts, at no time should our reaction be to accuse God for things we don't understand. Rather, we should know that God is not always the architect of all our problems and that He might not always save us from people that live to harm us or bless us the way we want because we take a stand with Him. His promise however is one thing and that is that He'll work it all out for HIS OWN ENDS even the wicked for a day of disaster Proverbs 16:4b. However your pain occurred, God's declared intentions are that He'll use all of your problems any which way they present to work out His will for your life. The deaths of some of the people that went before us is proof that for reasons best known to Him, God at times chooses not to deliver people that take a stand with Him. And it's not because He hated such people but because of what He already planned to use the situation for.
He said that when he was told of his fate, he could not argue with the angel because he knew the angel's account of events was true. Could the reason he was sent back be that he did not argue with the angel of the Lord, rather he ...
Author: Christiana I. Chineme
A: He said about $30 for three years. Now I know that when he came to my house, I he didn't tell me that. He told me that the freezer came with the food, and if I don't want the food, what am I going to do with the freezer?
Author: Columbus School of Law. Legal Services Training Program
Ann Beattie, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Bausch, and twenty-one other celebrated American writers contribute to this moving anthology of fiction, compiled by the editors of the Glimmer Train literary quarterly. In the ten-plus years since Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda B. Swanson-Davies founded Glimmer Train, they have introduced an astonishing array of talented and innovative authors to a growing readership hungry for inspiring fiction. The stunning stories in this anthology -- many of which have never appeared anywhere except in Glimmer Train Stories -- explore one of the most complex emotional and psychological ties of all: motherhood, and its many facets. The writers in Mother Knows include established authors as well as up-and-coming talents like Junot DÍaz and award-winning writers like Robin Bradford, Nancy Reisman, Lee Martin, and Doug Crandell. Their stories demonstrate that motherhood is more than toilet training and tantrum control, as they portray the full, fierce, joyous, and frightening range of experience that marks this state of being. Mother Knows is a thoughtful and powerful exploration of the most mysterious bond in life.
stay, he loved her and he didn't want to leave her and it didn't matter that he was angry with her too; that (this was a truth the wine and the late hour allowed him) he'd have liked, just once, to see the woman cry. He said, “What did ...
Author: Susan Burmeister-Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Five best-selling works complete in one volume: *Welcome To The Family *Now Are We In Christ Jesus *The Force of Righteousness *God's Will Is The Holy Spirit *Love The Secret To Your Success A clean slate and a new life. That's what you get when you make Jesus Christ your Savior and Lord! The very moment you ask Jesus into your heart, your sins are forgiven the slate is wiped clean. You become a brand-new person on the inside re-created in Christ. You now have His nature, His righteousness. You become God's child! His Holy Spirit now lives in you, filling you with His power the power to live this new life to the fullest. Not only that, but He's made provision for every area of your life. You even have an inheritance! In He Did It All for You, Kenneth and Gloria Copeland help you understand how to live this new life with confidence and success. This book will show you how to: *Walk in your rights and privileges as God's child *Rely on the Holy Spirit and understand His role in your life *Receive the benefits Jesus has provided for you *Let God's love in you flow out to others *Pray effectively. God has a great plan for your life! Find out how exciting life can be when you start walking in the good things He has planned. After all, He Did It All for You!
Let me give you an example. Suppose someone says to you, “I went to the bank this morning and deposited $1,000 in your account.” How do you know they actually did what they said? You don't believe they did it because you feel $1,000 ...
Author: Kenneth Copeland
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
I don't know," he said. She looked at him and put out her hand. " Poor old Phil," she said. He looked at her hand, but he did not touch her hand with his. " No thanks," he said. " It doesn't do any good to say I'm sorry ? " " No.
Author: Ernest Walsh
Category: Literature, Modern
This fellow laughed and said Gunn isn't the only one that went to the top house for that . I do a little of that myself ... I said , No I did not see any but Bull Huey told me that some one put some of it in the Plant Wednesday night .
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Senate Resolution 266
Category: Civil rights
He said he could read the letters later , and if they came to talk to him , he could talk to them now and read them ... He said that he did not betray his mother ; he liked his mother , but if he returned , it wouldn't do him any good ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
Is about a teen that had encounter various hard times experience in life including a murder he had witness which will change his life for ever.
That boy was super cute, said Martha. When they were in the locker room. Who? Melissa ask. The boy who took our pictures. He's a kid. So! He'll be 18 soon enough. They giggle. Well I got to go and get my dad again.
Author: Kassandra Torres Colon
LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.
"He said it has more power than 20,000 tons of TNT. ... The driver looked at the correspondent's patch on my sleeve and said, "If you were a good correspondent, you ... the MP guards looked me over carefully but did not question me.
The Varaki family run the local grocery store, but tragedy hits the family hard. The sudden death of the matriarch of the clan is followed by the favourite son's death in Korea. The teenage daughter falls in with a bad crowd and there's also the other son, Walter, who has been dipping into the till to fund his escape from Doris, his sharp-tongued wife. Then there are the villains ... When their lives intersect the action builds to a bloody and explosive conclusion ...
I'm trying to help Teena because she needs it more than you do or ever will. ... Those hours Friday when she had sat alone in her room and heard the bus sounds had seemed so filled with a torment that was ... “We better leave,” he said.
Author: John D. MacDonald
Publisher: Hachette UK
Since 1973, TEXAS MONTHLY has chronicled life in contemporary Texas, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. As a leisure guide, TEXAS MONTHLY continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums, and cultural events with its insightful recommendations.
Many installation experts have indicated that it is the decal and appearance of having a security system that will ... he said. "That's the way Mexicans are. That boy has always been that way. You're always supposed to have your left ...
Today a distinguished anthropologist, Karla Poewe was born in Koenigsberg, East Prussia, in 1941. In this autobiography she tells of her early life as a vagrant refugee pursued by Russian armies and Allied bombs. An unforgettable description of life as lived by a German child during the 1940s.
And they ate anything they found . weren ' t any adults around . And then , he told me that sometimes they would pick up explosives of sorts and throw them into the river . There ' d be lots of dead fish and they ' d eat these too .
Author: Karla O. Poewe
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Harlequin Intrigue brings you three new edge-of-your-seat romances for one great price, available now! This Harlequin Intrigue bundle includes Blood on Copperhead Trail by Paula Graves, Rocky Mountain Revenge by Cindi Myers and Rancher Rescue by Barb Han. Catch a thrill with 6 new edge-of-your-seat romances every month from Harlequin Intrigue!
They say I came here all the way from New York to recover from a broken heart. It's the reason I don't date anyone now. The reason I won't talk about my past.” “It's a good story,” he said. Maybe part of it was even true, but he didn't ...
Author: Paula Graves
DO YOU find yourself sometimes wondering why others tell you that you don’t listen? DO YOU find yourself being told that while you seemed to be listening, you are making completely misguided comments or asking questions making it clear you haven’t heard a word they have said? HAVE YOU heard the phrases “That’s not what I meant! Are you listening to me? Why do I talk to you?” Be reassured and know that you are not alone. Listening effectively and beyond the spoken words is a key skill that we would all benefit from doing even better than we do now. This book is a practical guide for people wanting to improve their listening skills, which will improve all their relationships, from family to work and back.
and if left unexplored may lead to difficulties for the individual and ultimately, perhaps, for you as well Here's ... to consider that the words did not match the feeling in the room during team meetings or when they saw employees in ...
Author: Paula Olmstead
Cincinnati Magazine taps into the DNA of the city, exploring shopping, dining, living, and culture and giving readers a ringside seat on the issues shaping the region.
URMAN WAS DYING TO SEE THE MANUSCRIPT AND KEPT GRABBING FOR IT. I DIDN'T WANT HIM TO SEE IT FOR FEAR HE'D BLAB ACROSS 50,000 WATTS. “YOU MAY AS WELL TELL US,” SAID ANDY MACWILLIAMS. “WE CAN'T TELL THE JUICIEST STORIES ON THE AIR, ...
He stated he was standing next to the Cessna 182 and while acknowledging that the Taylorcraft did come over it , he stated it did not come in his opinion close as to create a hazard , that it was plenty high , and he was himself not ...
Author: United States. National Transportation Safety Board