A classic series that has inspired millions of readers worldwide! From the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and A Voice in the Wind comes the “compelling” and “emotionally charged” (Booklist, starred review) second installment of the story of Hadassah, a courageous Christian slave girl with unrelenting faith, and Marcus, the Roman aristocrat who claims her heart Believed dead, Hadassah finds employment helping a doctor in the poor section of first-century Rome and discovers an ability to heal others through the power of her faith. When Julia falls ill, Hadassah is forced to confront a difficult decision: should she return to the Valerian household, risking exposure and death, to help her former tormentor in the Christian tradition? Continuing to search for meaning and faith, Marcus turns away from the opulence of Rome, led by a whispering voice from the past into a journey that could set him free from the darkness of his soul. This edition includes a foreword from the publisher, a preface from Francine Rivers, and discussion questions suitable for personal and group use.
Spanning the icy streets of Reykjavik, the Icelandic highlands and cold, isolated fjords, The Darkness is an atmospheric thriller from Ragnar Jonasson, one of the most exciting names in Nordic Noir. The body of a young Russian woman washes up on an Icelandic shore. After a cursory investigation, the death is declared a suicide and the case is quietly closed. Over a year later Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir of the Reykjavík police is forced into early retirement at 64. She dreads the loneliness, and the memories of her dark past that threaten to come back to haunt her. But before she leaves she is given two weeks to solve a single cold case of her choice. She knows which one: the Russian woman whose hope for asylum ended on the dark, cold shore of an unfamiliar country. Soon Hulda discovers that another young woman vanished at the same time, and that no one is telling her the whole story. Even her colleagues in the police seem determined to put the brakes on her investigation. Meanwhile the clock is ticking. Hulda will find the killer, even if it means putting her own life in danger.
In 1996, the brutal murder of Vicki Bader made headlines and fueled the gossip mill in the small town of Stratham, New Hampshire. When Vicki's ex-husband, defense lawyer Seth Bader, was arrested and convicted for the crime, locals believed justice had been served. So did Jonathan Kiper, a young neighbor and friend of Seth and Vicki's teenaged son, Joe. That is, until Jon discovered a terrible truth-- maybe Seth wasn't guilty after all. Now, twenty years later, he's doing the only thing he can do-- bringing that truth to light, hoping for some kind of redemption. Part true crime tell-all, part poignant coming-of-age memoir, A Ghost in the Darkness is one man's story of regret, anxiety, and fear. It's his shoot-the-moon attempt at saving one man's life, and in the process, maybe his own.
1948: An archaeological team in Turkey is slaughtered after making an earth-shattering discovery. More than fifty years later, another group of archaeologists, this one made up of Americans, is murdered in the Judean desert. Chief Inspector Danielle Barnea of Israel's National Police is called in to investigate, accompanied by Palestinian detective Ben Kamal, whose nephew was among the victims. Joining forces once again, Ben and Danielle are swept into a maelstrom of secrets and subterfuge where truth is the rarest find of all. Together they follow a trail that spans three continents and stretches from the dusty streets of Jericho to the regent corridors of Rome, back to a conspiracy that has remained buried for more than 2,000 years. Hunted by a secret army and renounced by their own governments, Ben and Danielle close on the solution to a mystery that can destroy them at the same time it changes civilization forever. Their only hope is to find the light that lies at the end of A Walk In the Darkness. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
This isn’t a book full of rules on How You Should Write Your Book. First off, I don’t even know all the rules to writing, at least not in any instructional sort of way. For every rule identified by an expert, you can easily find someone else who did the exact opposite and somehow managed to create a kick-ass story. This is a book about how I understand darkness, its place in story, and how I make dark fiction that people enjoy reading. I'll show you my process. How I feel my way through a story, looking to dig deeper into the psyche of my characters, plots, and themes. At its heart, this book isn’t just about the dark, but also the light. And in our darkest times, it's more important than ever that we hold onto the light. But first, we must be willing to explore the darkness.
Hearing a young man's scream in the night the year she becomes a high-school senior, Lorelei discovers that her stern but loving adoptive father is actually a vampire and that he has raised his daughters to seduce and lure men into their world of shadows, a situation that is complicated by her growing feelings for a classmate.
Release on 2002-01-01 | by Robert L. Schalock,David L. Braddock
Nebraska's Experience with Mental Retardation
Author: Robert L. Schalock,David L. Braddock
The Nebraska model for dealing with the condition of mental retardation has been emulated worldwide. This book contains an inspiring collection of articles on how the change occurred and is written by those who made the change happen.
Find comfort in dark times and grow your trust and faith in God with this inspiring and insightful guide from Lakewood Church pastor and #1 New York Times bestselling author Joel Osteen. All of us will go through dark times that we don't understand: a difficulty with a friend, an unfair situation at work, a financial setback, an unexpected illness, a divorce, or the loss of a loved one. Those types of experiences are part of the human journey. But when we find ourselves in such a place, it's important that we keep a positive perspective. Joel Osteen writes that if we stay in faith and keep a good attitude when we go through challenges, we will not only grow, but we will see how all things work together for our good. Through practical applications and scriptural insight, Blessed in the Darkness focuses on how to draw closer to God and trust Him when life doesn't make sense. If we will go through the dark place in the valley trusting, believing, and knowing that God is still in control, we will come to the table that is already prepared for us, where our cup runs over.