Blood is thicker. But is blood enough? The murder of one old friend and the revelation of a secret life by another leads Dr. Bailey Pogue to risk his life by going undercover for the CIA. But when he exposes a plot by an international crime syndicate that threatens to upset the balance of power in the Middle East, the revelation comes at a price: the syndicate has kidnapped his daughter. Now he must stop the trafficking of young girls and rescue his daughter while remaining undercover. Is saving those you love worth committing treason? God. Family Country. Will Pogue's loyalties prove too high a price to pay?
Release on 2008-03-04 | by Jana Marguerite Bennett
This book considers how homes, households, and domestic life are related to the Church.
Author: Jana Marguerite Bennett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This book considers how homes, households, and domestic life are related to the Church. Early theologies glorified the monastic lifestyle as a way to transcend earthly attachments in favor of supernatural goods. Contemporary thinkers have seen that functioning marriages and families themselves can lead us toward a more righteous society. Jana Bennett insists that both marriage and singleness must be placed in the context of the Christian story of redemption for the questions and problems at stake to be fully understood. She finds that Augustine of Hippo, maligned by modern theologians, is the source of very fruitful reflection on these topics. Most scholars today would agree that Augustine's works have exerted great influence on Western views of marriage, family, and sex. But many would argue that this influence has been detrimental to a healthy understanding of these topics. However, using Augustine's writing, Bennett shows that marriage and singleness cannot be considered separately, that gender issues are important to considering these states correctly and, most important, that the marriage between Christ and the Church is the first consideration in understanding and living these states of life. The water of baptism, Christians' first birth and initiation into the life of Christ, is the primary standard for relationships, rather than familial ties.
This is a book about friendship - about the Buddhist ideals of spiritual friendship and the author's personal experience. By turns moving, funny and inspirational, Maitreyabandhu's account is as compelling as a good novel.
Publisher: Windhorse Publications
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is a book about friendship - about the Buddhist ideals of spiritual friendship and the author's personal experience. By turns moving, funny and inspirational, Maitreyabandhu's account is as compelling as a good novel. Woven into the tapestry of the many different aspects of friendship, such as openness, communication, fidelity and altruism, is the colourful thread of Maitreyabandhu's own experiences - from childhood to adolescence, through to his quest for life's meaning and wholehearted engagement with Buddhism.
Money is Thicker Than Blood is a collection of short fables that will delight and inform non-lawyer and lawyer alike.
Author: J. Anthony Giacomini
Money is Thicker Than Blood is a collection of short fables that will delight and inform non-lawyer and lawyer alike.Drawn from the author's almost five decades of continual civil practice in the Klamath Basin dealing with the day to day work of a practicing lawyer, each tale is an entertaining and informative description of greed, mistakes and passion-demonstrating how principles of civil law affect the outcome of a character's actions.
From Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author Mike Omer comes the chilling conclusion to Zoe Bentley's decades-long nightmare.
Author: Mike Omer
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
From Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author Mike Omer comes the chilling conclusion to Zoe Bentley's decades-long nightmare. A murderer who drinks his victim's blood? FBI profiler Zoe Bentley and Agent Tatum Gray thought they'd seen it all, but this young woman's barbaric murder is especially hard to stomach. They didn't expect to work this case. But vampirism aside, the murderer's MO is identical to that of Rod Glover--the serial killer who's been pursuing Zoe since childhood. Forensics reveals the murder to be his work, but not his alone; desperate to fulfill his sick purpose, he has taken on an equally depraved partner. Zoe's own frustration grows after another woman turns up dead and drained--and another goes missing. Time is running out: Zoe knows her own death will be the climax of Glover's sinister play, which has been unfolding for twenty years. To stop Glover and his vile partner, she'll need to plunge deep into their motives; but this means drawing ever closer to becoming another casualty of a dark, dark thirst.
Sixteen-year-old Aelia lives in 6th-century Byzantium.
Author: Shalini Boland
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Sixteen-year-old Aelia lives in 6th-century Byzantium. She doesn't yet know it, but she holds the fate of thousands in her hands, and her actions will echo across the centuries. Fourteen hundred years later the lives of Madison and Alexandre are once again plunged into danger. To save Madison, Alexandre is forced back to a world he thought was dead and buried.
What the Vaal Fever didn't destroy, mankind is trying to.
Author: Madeline Sheehan
A true friendship never dies. Leisel and Evelyn lost everything. Husbands. Families. Friends. Lives that made sense. All they had left was each other, and a friendship that could withstand anything... Even an apocalypse. Until one fateful night, the marginal safety they'd come to rely on comes to a vicious and brutal end. With the help of Alex & Jami, both unlikely allies, Leisel and Evelyn are able to escape their shattered sanctuary only to find themselves face-to-face with a much altered, much crueler life where they have to find the way-and the will-to stay alive in a world they no longer recognize. Traveling across a broken and infection-ridden country; the road-weary group are pitted against endless violence, improbable circumstances, and the ultimate loss. Everything comes at a price-especially safety, the cost of which could very well strip them of the one thing they've tried so hard to cling to: their humanity. Yet along with all the trials they're forced to endure, there's also hope in the form of love. Having loved Leisel from afar, Alex attempts to put the pieces of her fractured heart back together. But in such a savage world, is there room for love? In a place of nightmares-made-reality, where the living should be feared far more than the dead, an unbreakable friendship and a love amongst all odds can mean the difference between life and death. There are friends... And then there are Leisel and Evelyn.
If the Predators dont get you, the Alien will! Predators board a luxury charter spaceship, unleashing a path of terror and bloodshed. An adolescent girl and her younger ''brother'' are the last to survive, and begin a cat-and-mouse chase with the attackers. They hope for an escape, but they haven't counted on the Alien . . .