A Sliver of Light

Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran

A Sliver of Light

Hikers held captive in Tehran tell their story in “a moving memoir by three individuals who found the strength to survive” (San Jose Mercury News). During the summer of 2009, Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd were hiking in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly crossed into Iran and were captured by border patrol. Wrongly accused of espionage, the three Americans ultimately found themselves in Tehran’s infamous Evin Prison, where activists and protesters from the Green Movement were still being confined and tortured. Cut off from the world and trapped in a legal black hole, the three friends discovered that pooling their strength of will and relying on one another was the only way they could survive. In A Sliver of Light, Bauer, Fattal, and Shourd finally get to tell their side of the story. They offer a rare glimpse inside Iran at a time when understanding this fractured state has never been more important. But beyond that, this memoir is a profoundly humane account of defiance, hope, and the elemental power of friendship—and a “ record of a human rights triumph” (San Jose Mercury News).

A Sliver of Light––Meditations

Paintings, Poems & Stories

A Sliver of Light––Meditations

When awareness comes and words unfold the ultimate story of life is told perhaps not by words but might be found in a fleeting sliver of light. - Sara Drought Nebel

A Sliver of Light Out of Darkness

Gathering Truth Through Life Stories

A Sliver of Light Out of Darkness

Discover New Insights for living from the experiences of real people and the man who shared in their lives. Mr. Atchinson was pastor to five congregations in Michigan prior to his work as Founding Pastor of the Presbyterian Church USA, in Fountain Hills, Arizona. He chose a style of ministry that puts him in the middle of people's lives. From pulpit to show bars, from living rooms to courtrooms, from babies to assisted living facilities, he lives with people as they struggle to find meaning for their moments and for a lifetime. Truth is found in STORIES. It dawns like a Sliver of Light out of Darkness. At least for that moment the chaos of life makes sense and one is never the same again. This is a collection of LIFE STORIES where truth found root in human life, even his. Following the stories are words spoken to his congregations as a message of life to all who have ears to hear. "A book to be read and re-read by those looking for real answers through the lives of others and the insights of this gifted Pastor." Kathryn A. Thompson, 94 years young. YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF IN THIS BOOK!

A Sliver of Shadow

A Sliver of Shadow

WAR IS HELL. AND WAR WITH HELL IS NO FUN EITHER. Just when her new life as a TouchStone—a mortal bound to help OtherFolk cross between Faery and human worlds—seems to be settling down, Abby Sinclair is left in charge when the Protectorate, Moira, leaves for the Faery Court. And when the Protectorate’s away . . . let’s just say things spiral out of control when a spell on Abby backfires and the Faery Queen declares the Doors between their worlds officially closed. The results are disastrous for both sides: OtherFolk trapped in the mortal world are beginning to fade, while Faery is on the brink of war with the daemons of Hell. Along with her brooding elven prince Talivar and sexy incubus Brystion, Abby ventures to the CrossRoads in an attempt to override the Queen’s magic. But nothing in this beautiful, dangerous realm will compare to the discoveries she’s making about her past, her destiny, and what she will sacrifice for those she loves.

A Sliver of Presence

A Sliver of Presence


A Glimpse of Light

The Basics of the Wisdom of Kabbalah

A Glimpse of Light

A Glimpse of Light offers contemplations from the ocean of wisdom contained in the wisdom of Kabbalah, touching upon topics such as pleasure, ego, love, men and women, education, Nature, The Book of Zohar, and spirituality. Just open the book wherever you wish, and begin to read, and the words within will serve you as a “glimpse of the Light” illuminating the profound emotions and perceptions we can all attain.

A Sliver of Glass

And Other Uncommon Tales

A Sliver of Glass

Eleven gripping paranormal tales from award-winning author Anne Mazer Full of paranormal activity, haunting plot twists, and bone-chilling horror, this spellbinding collection will grip readers until the very last page. In “Glass Heart,” a tiny shard of glass flies into a girl’s eye, causing her body to grow colder and colder until she is frozen to her very bones. “Secrets” tells the story of a girl who is tormented when other people’s secrets wind around her head like the braids of her hair. A boy is tortured by creepy phone calls that turn out to be even more dangerous than he could have imagined in “Call Me Sometime.” Perhaps most frightening of all, “Thin” tells the tale of a boy who is always hungry and will do anything for food. Each story paints a vivid and often terrifying portrait that will enthrall fans of supernatural fiction.

Seers of Light

Seers of Light

Lillian Hunt has never truly lived. Always sensing more to the world than is easily perceived, she fears that her instincts are stubborn flights of fancy, or worse, mental instability. But some things—disappearing strangers, tangible dreams, and visits from malevolent creatures—cannot be ignored. Before it's too late, Lillian is ripped from the only existence she’s ever known and thrust into a reality that she always suspected, but could scarcely believe. She must learn the truth about who she is, the powerful beings that wish to destroy her, and the two men who would die to protect her.

Sea of Light

Sea of Light

A father talks (for the first time) to his dying son, unraveling extraordinary tales of sea adventures and spiritual encounters. Is this one-way conversation a mere conduit to these extraordinary tales, or is it the key for entering into the mundane drama of living, loving, parenting, and making lasting commitments, as against the manly heroics of taking risks, seducing the passing mermaid, dancing and boozing the night away, and, above all, being counted among the winners? Whichever way you decide to read this book, you will be taken to task by the author: suffering, wondering, enjoying, cursing and occasionally snickering. In the end, you will have to follow Jason to the end of his journey, and there be given the ultimate choice: of accepting what is, or cursing it.

Scenic Art for the Theatre

History, Tools and Techniques

Scenic Art for the Theatre

Now in its Third Edition, Scenic Art for the Theatre: History, Tools and Techniques continues to be the most trusted source for both student and professional scenic artists. With new information on scenic design using Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and other digital imaging softwares this test expands to offer the developing artist more step-by-step instuction and more practical techniques for work in the field. It goes beyond detailing job functions and discussing techniques to serve as a trouble-shooting guide for the scenic artist, providing practical advice for everyday solutions.