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The Evil Queen

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Once Upon a Time meets Game of Thrones in New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter’s magical, romantic dark fantasy series, in which the fairy ta ...

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  • Editeur: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1488034273
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Once Upon a Time meets Game of Thrones in New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter’s magical, romantic dark fantasy series, in which the fairy tales we know and love are prophecies of the future. Welcome to the Forest of Good and Evil, where villains may be heroes and heroes may be villains...it all depends on who you ask. In the realm of Enchantia, creatures of legend still exist, magic is the norm, and fairy tales are real. Raised in the human world, Everly Morrow has no idea she’s a fairy-tale princess—until she begins to commune with mirrors. Soon, a horrifying truth is revealed. She is fated to be Snow White’s greatest enemy, the Evil Queen. With powers beyond her imagination or control, Everly returns to the land of her birth. There, she meets Roth Charmaine, the supposed Prince Charming. Their attraction is undeniable, but their relationship is doomed. As Everly faces disasters and betrayals, giving in to her dark side proves more tempting. Can she resist, or will she become the villain she was born to be? Critics love The Evil Queen: “Showalter (the Everlife books) delivers an entertaining series opener that condemns prejudice while championing self-determination. Romance-sweet and steamy, gay and straight-features prominently, action and humor abound, and the mystery of how each character figures into the legend imparts intrigue.”—Publishers Weekly “The novel's conceit has a lot of potential with its deconstruction of a cherished fairy tale, an interesting take on good and evil as actions rather than fate, and a long cast of characters in ever evolving roles that will leave readers wondering who they are supposed to be.”—Kirkus Reviews The Forest of Good and Evil Series: The Evil Queen The Glass Queen


The Religious Philosophy of Simone Weil

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The French philosopher Simone Weil (1909-1943), a contemporary of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, remains in every way a thinker for our times. Sh ...

  • L'auteur : Lissa McCullough
  • Editeur: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857736795
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Nombre de pages: 272
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The French philosopher Simone Weil (1909-1943), a contemporary of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, remains in every way a thinker for our times. She was an outsider, in multiple senses, defying the usual religious categories: at once atheistic and religious; mystic and realist; sceptic and believer. She speaks therefore to the complex sensibilities of a rationalist age. Yet despite her continuing relevance, and the attention she attracts from philosophy, cultural studies, feminist studies, spirituality and beyond, Weil's reflections can still be difficult to grasp, since they were expressed in often inscrutable and fragmentary form. Lissa McCullough here offers a reliable guide to the key concepts of Weil's religious philosophy: good and evil, the void, gravity, grace, beauty, suffering and waiting for God. In addressing such distinctively contemporary concerns as depression, loneliness and isolation, and in writing hauntingly of God's voluntary 'nothingness', Weil's existential paradoxes continue to challenge and provoke. This is the first introductory book to show the essential coherence of her enigmatic but remarkable ideas about religion.


The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1994-1997, volume 5

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The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1994-1997, volume 5, contains messages given by Brother Witness Lee from August 19, 1996, until a few days before his d ...

  • L'auteur : Witness Lee
  • Editeur: Living Stream Ministry
  • ISBN: 1536007064
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 538
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Détails: The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1994-1997, volume 5, contains messages given by Brother Witness Lee from August 19, 1996, until a few days before his death on June 9, 1997. During the entire period of 1994 until his death in 1997, Brother Lee ministered in Anaheim, California. The contents of this volume are divided into fifteen sections, as follows: 1. Four messages given on August 19 through September 16, 1996. These messages were previously published in a book entitled A Word of Love to the Co-workers, Elders, Lovers, and Seekers of the Lord and are included in this volume under the same title. 2. Eighteen messages given on August 21, 1996, through March 17, 1997. The first seventeen messages were previously published in a sixteen-chapter book entitled The Vital Groups and are included in this volume under the same title. Two of the messages were combined into one chapter. The final chapter of this section was added after the book was published. 3. Eleven messages given on August 21 through November 6, 1996. These messages are included in this volume under the title Fellowship before the Meetings of the Full-time Training in the Fall of 1996. Three of the messages were combined with other messages to form a section of eight chapters. 4. Six messages given on October 1 through 3, 1996. These messages were previously published in a book entitled How to Be a Co-worker and an Elder and How to Fulfill Their Obligations and are included in this volume under the same title. 5. Three messages given on October 2 and 3, 1996. These messages are included in this volume under the title Pre-meeting Fellowship on How to Be a Co-worker and an Elder and How to Fulfill Their Obligations. 6. A message given on November 11, 1996. This message is included in this volume under the title Paying the Price to Eat the Hidden Manna in Order to Gain the Triune God as Gold. 7. Six messages given on November 28 through December 1, 1996. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Issue of Christ Being Glorified by the Father with the Divine Glory and are included in this volume under the same title. 8. Four messages given on November 29 and 30, 1996. These messages are included in this volume under the title Pre-meeting Fellowship during the 1996 Thanksgiving Conference. 9. Six messages given on December 24 through 26, 1996. These messages were previously published in a book entitled Crystallization-study of the Humanity of Christ and are included in this volume under the same title. 10. Six messages given on December 28 through 30, 1996. These messages were previously published in a book entitled Crystallization-study of the Complete Salvation of God in Romans and are included in this volume under the same title. 11. Six messages given on February 14 through 17, 1997. These messages were Brother Lee's last public speaking. They were previously published in a book entitled The Experience of God's Organic Salvation Equaling Reigning in Christ's Life and are included in this volume under the same title. 12. A brief speaking to a group of co-workers on March 24, 1997. This speaking is included in this volume under the title A Dream Fulfilled. 13. A letter written to all the churches in the Lord's recovery on March 24, 1997. This letter is included in this volume under the title A Letter of Fellowship with Thanks. 14. A brief word of fellowship given on April 6, 1997. This brief word is included in this volume under the title The Highest Point: Doing the Work of the New Jerusalem. 15. The final prayers and speakings by Brother Lee from April 15 until a few days before his death on June 9, 1997. These are included in this volume under the title Final Prayers and Speakings by Brother Witness Lee.


Lord of the Flies

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William Golding's Lord of the Flies is a dystopian classic: 'exciting, relevant and thought-provoking' (Stephen King). When a group of schoolboys are stran ...

  • L'auteur : William Golding
  • Editeur: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571267386
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 176
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: William Golding's Lord of the Flies is a dystopian classic: 'exciting, relevant and thought-provoking' (Stephen King). When a group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, what could go wrong? 'One of my favorite books - I read it every couple of years.' (Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games) A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. By day, they discover fantastic wildlife and dazzling beaches, learning to survive; at night, they are haunted by nightmares of a primitive beast. Orphaned by society, it isn't long before their innocent childhood games devolve into a savage, murderous hunt ... 'Stands out mightily in my memory ... Such a strong statement about the human heart.' (Patricia Cornwell) 'Terrifying and haunting.' (Kingsley Amis) 'Beautifully written, tragic and provocative.' (E. M. Forster) ONE OF THE BBC'S ICONIC 'NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD' What readers are saying: 'Every real human being should read this ... This is what we are.' 'It's brilliant, it's captivating, it's thought provoking and brutal and for some, its truly terrifying.' 'It can be read and re-read many times, and every time something new will appear.' 'There is a reason why this is studied at school ... Excellent read.' 'This is one of the few books I've read that I keep on my Kindle to read again.' 'I revisit this every few years and it's always fresh and impressive ... One of the best books I've ever read.'


A Frightening Love: Recasting the Problem of Evil

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A Frightening Love radically rethinks God and evil. It rejects theodicy and its impersonal conception of reason and morality. Faith survives evil through a ...

  • L'auteur : Andrew Gleeson
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230359205
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Nombre de pages: 172
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A Frightening Love radically rethinks God and evil. It rejects theodicy and its impersonal conception of reason and morality. Faith survives evil through a miraculous love that resists philosophical rationalization. Authors criticised include Alvin Plantinga, Richard Swinburne, Marilyn McCord Adams, Peter van Inwagen, John Haldane, William Hasker.


Evil and the God of Love

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When first published, Evil and the God of Love instantly became recognized as a modern theological classic, widely viewed as the most important work on the ...

  • L'auteur : J. Hick
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230283969
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Nombre de pages: 389
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: When first published, Evil and the God of Love instantly became recognized as a modern theological classic, widely viewed as the most important work on the problem of evil to appear in English for more than a generation. Including a foreword by Marilyn McCord Adams, this reissue also contains a new preface by the author.


A Wrinkle in Time

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A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It was a dark and stormy night—Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother ha ...

  • L'auteur : Madeleine L'Engle,General Press
  • Editeur: GENERAL PRESS
  • ISBN: 9389157722
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 256
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It was a dark and stormy night—Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.


The School for Good and Evil

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The New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil series is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to l ...

  • L'auteur : Soman Chainani
  • Editeur: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062104918
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 544
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil series is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one. Start here to follow Sophie, Agatha, and everyone at school from the beginning! With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she'll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil. The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed—Sophie's dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are?


Reviving the Dead

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With over three billion people who profess to be Christians, why is the world so dark? Where has our mighty spirit been buried? And why have so many believ ...

  • L'auteur : Dr. Lisa Bruce
  • Editeur: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1514470691
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 200
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: With over three billion people who profess to be Christians, why is the world so dark? Where has our mighty spirit been buried? And why have so many believers become socially ineffective? The truth is, most of the individuals who have accepted Christ are alive in the flesh and dead in the spirit. In this book, the church will receive ten crucial keys to unlock its former influence, reactivate its authority, and bring positive change to the people around them. If you desire to reawaken spiritually, develop a greater connection with God, discover your true identity, exercise your faith at a deeper level, and walk in your highest potential, Reviving the Dead will lead you in the right direction.


Power, Love and Evil

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Love and evil are real - they are substances of force fields which contain us as constituent parts. Of all the powers of life they are the two most pregnan ...

  • L'auteur : Wayne Cristaudo
  • Editeur: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9042023384
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Nombre de pages: 166
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Love and evil are real - they are substances of force fields which contain us as constituent parts. Of all the powers of life they are the two most pregnant with meaning, hence the most generative of what is specifically human. Love and evil stand in the closest relationship to each other: evil is both what destroys love and what forces more love out of us; it is, as Augustine astutely grasped, privative (requiring something to negate) but it is also born out of misdirected love. Breaking with naïve realist and post-modern dogmas about the nature of the real, this book provides the basis for a philosophy of generative action as it draws upon examples from philosophy, literature, religion and popular culture. While this book has a sympathetic ear for ancient and traditional narratives about the meaning of life, it offers a philosophy appropriate for our times and our crises. It is particularly directed at readers who are seeking for new ways to think about our world and self-making, and who are as dissatisfied with post-Nietzschean and post-Marxian 20th century social theory as they are by more traditional philosophical and naturalistic accounts of human being.


Daniel Deronda

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'she felt herself standing at the game of life with many eyes upon her, daring everything to win much' Gwendolen Harleth gambles her happiness when she mar ...

  • L'auteur : George Eliot
  • Editeur: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191505366
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 752
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: 'she felt herself standing at the game of life with many eyes upon her, daring everything to win much' Gwendolen Harleth gambles her happiness when she marries a sadistic aristocrat for his money. Beautiful, neurotic, and self-centred, Gwendolen is trapped in an increasingly destructive relationship, and only her chance encounter with the idealistic Deronda seems to offer the hope of a brighter future. Deronda is searching for a vocation, and in embracing the Jewish cause he finds one that is both visionary and life-changing. Damaged by their pasts, and alienated from the society around them, they must both discover the values that will give their lives meaning. George Eliot's powerful novel is set in a Britain whose ruling class is decadent and materialistic, its power likely to be threatened by a politically emergent Germany. The novel's exploration of sexuality, guilt, and the will to power anticipates later developments in fiction, and its linking of the personal and the political in a context of social and economic crisis gives it especial relevance to the dominant issues of the twenty-first century. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


Human Suffering and the Evil of Religion

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Dennis Jensen looks at two very important problems that have led many to reject religious belief generally and Christianity in particular: Why has God allo ...

  • L'auteur : Dennis Jensen
  • Editeur: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1532643454
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 166
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Dennis Jensen looks at two very important problems that have led many to reject religious belief generally and Christianity in particular: Why has God allowed the extreme suffering we find in our world? And Can religion be blamed for much of this suffering? He looks at not only the evil so often associated with religions--inquisitions, holy wars, pograms, witch hunts--but also some of the difficulties found specifically in the Bible. Did the God of the Bible command or advocate mass murder, homophobia, slavery? Is the New Testament anti-Semitic? Jensen argues persuasively that a fully biblical teaching does not advocate subservience of women in today's society, church, or family. It does not condemn all same gender sexual relations or transgender identity. It does not teach an eternal hell. As just one of the many fascinating topics he tackles, one of the more important biblical reasons suggested for the existence of evil is that God wants to know whether we will seek to stop or alleviate the suffering we see, whether we will learn to have God's heart, whether we will hate evil and anguish over the hurting as God does.


Problems at the Roots of Law

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Feinberg is one of the leading philosophers of law of the last forty years. This volume collects recent articles, both published and unpublished, on what h ...

  • L'auteur : Joel Feinberg
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198035322
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Nombre de pages: 232
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Feinberg is one of the leading philosophers of law of the last forty years. This volume collects recent articles, both published and unpublished, on what he terms "basic questions" about the law, particularly in regard to the relationship to morality. Accessibly and elegantly written, this volume's audience will reflect the diverse nature of Feinberg's own interests: scholars in philosophy of law, legal theory, and ethical and moral theory.


We Were Liars

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. A beautifu ...

  • L'auteur : E. Lockhart
  • Editeur: Delacorte Press
  • ISBN: 0375984402
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 240
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. "Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable." —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars


Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

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The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter is ...

  • L'auteur : Cassandra Clare,Sarah Rees Brennan,Maureen Johnson,Robin Wasserman
  • Editeur: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1481443275
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 672
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter is now available in print with ten brand-new comic illustrations! Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. The events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. Whomever this new Simon might be. But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. At least Simon’s trained in weaponry—even if it’s only from hours of playing D&D. Join Simon on his journey to become a Shadowhunter, and learn about the Academy’s illustrious history along the way, through guest lecturers such as Jace Herondale, Tessa Gray, and Magnus Bane. Written by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman, these moving and hilarious short stories are perfect for the fan who just can’t get enough of the Shadowhunters.


Theodicy of Love

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If God is all powerful and entirely good and loving, why is there so much evil in the world? Based on a close canonical reading of Scripture, this book off ...

  • L'auteur : John C. Peckham
  • Editeur: Baker Academic
  • ISBN: 149341576X
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: If God is all powerful and entirely good and loving, why is there so much evil in the world? Based on a close canonical reading of Scripture, this book offers a new approach to the challenge of reconciling the Christian confession of a loving God with the realities of suffering and evil. John Peckham offers a constructive proposal for a theodicy of love that upholds both the sovereignty of God and human freedom, showing that Scripture points toward a framework for thinking about God's love in relation to the world.


Complete Works

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This ebook comprises the complete writings of English writer George Eliot. The collection is sorted chronologically by book (or magazine) publication. Ther ...

  • L'auteur : George Eliot
  • Editeur: LBA
  • ISBN: 2291056883
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 1293
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This ebook comprises the complete writings of English writer George Eliot. The collection is sorted chronologically by book (or magazine) publication. There are the usual inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter to get back to the respective tables. The dates of first publication are noted whenever available. Contents: Scenes of Clerical Life. (1858): The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton, Mr. Gilfil's Love Story, Janet's Repentance. Adam Bede. (1859) The Lifted Veil. (1859) The Mill on the Floss. (1860) Silas Marner, the Weaver of Raveloe. (1861) Romola. (1863) Brother Jacob. (1864) Felix Holt, the Radical. (1866) The Spanish Gypsy. (1868) Middlemarch. (1871/72) The Legend of Jubal, and Other Poems. (1874): The Legend of Jubal, Agatha, Armgart, How Lisa Loved the King, A Minor Prophet...


Why We Love the Church

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This book presents the case for loving the local church. It paints a picture of the local church in all its biblical and real life guts, gaffes, and glory ...

  • L'auteur : Kevin L. DeYoung,Ted A. Kluck
  • Editeur: Moody Publishers
  • ISBN: 1575673533
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 240
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book presents the case for loving the local church. It paints a picture of the local church in all its biblical and real life guts, gaffes, and glory in an effort to edify local congregations and entice the disaffected back to the fold. It also provides a solid biblical mandate to love and be part of the body of Christ and counteract the "leave church" books that trumpet rebellion and individual felt needs. Why We Love the Church is written for four kinds of people - the Committed, the Disgruntled, the Waffling & the Disconnected.


The City We Became

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"A glorious fantasy."--Neil Gaiman Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a ...

  • L'auteur : N. K. Jemisin
  • Editeur: Orbit
  • ISBN: 031650985X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 448
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "A glorious fantasy."--Neil Gaiman Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City. In Manhattan, a young grad student gets off the train and realizes he doesn't remember who he is, where he's from, or even his own name. But he can sense the beating heart of the city, see its history, and feel its power. In the Bronx, a Lenape gallery director discovers strange graffiti scattered throughout the city, so beautiful and powerful it's as if the paint is literally calling to her. In Brooklyn, a politician and mother finds she can hear the songs of her city, pulsing to the beat of her Louboutin heels. And they're not the only ones. Every great city has a soul. Some are ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York? She's got six.For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out: The Inheritance TrilogyThe Hundred Thousand KingdomsThe Broken KingdomsThe Kingdom of Gods The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition)Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction)The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) Dreamblood DuologyThe Killing MoonThe Shadowed Sun The Dreamblood Duology (omnibus) The Broken EarthThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky How Long 'til Black Future Month? (short story collection)


The Confessions of Saint Augustine

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'The reader who has never met Augustine before ought to go first of all to the Confessions,' reflected the Trappist monk and scholar Thomas Merton. 'August ...

  • L'auteur : Augustine
  • Editeur: Modern Library
  • ISBN: 0679641947
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 400
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: 'The reader who has never met Augustine before ought to go first of all to the Confessions,' reflected the Trappist monk and scholar Thomas Merton. 'Augustine lived the theology that he wrote. . . . He experienced the reality of Christ living in his own soul.' Saint Augustine, the celebrated theologian who served as Bishop of Hippo from A.D. 396 until his death in A.D. 430, is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers in the Western world. Written in the form of a long prayer addressed directly to God, Augustine's Confessions, the remarkable chronicle of his conversion to Christianity, endures as the greatest spiritual autobiography of all time. 'Augustine possessed a strong, capacious, argumentative mind,' wrote Edward Gibbon. 'He boldly sounded the dark abyss of grace, predestination, free-will, and original sin.' And the eminent historian Jaroslav Pelikan remarked: 'There has, quite literally, been no century of the sixteen centuries since the conversion of Augustine in which he has not been a major intellectual, spiritual, and cultural force.'