This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

Winner of the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize 2019 selection for the One Book One Nebraska and All Iowa state reading programs "Genoways gives the reader a kitchen-table view of the vagaries, complexities, and frustrations of modern farming…Insightful and empathetic." —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, and yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a farm, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife’s fifth-generation homestead in Nebraska, in hopes of passing it on to their four children. But as the handoff nears, their family farm—and their entire way of life—are under siege on many fronts, from shifting trade policies, to encroaching pipelines, to climate change. Following the Hammonds from harvest to harvest, Ted Genoways explores the rapidly changing world of small, traditional farming operations. He creates a vivid, nuanced portrait of a radical new landscape and one family’s fight to preserve their legacy and the life they love.

Judge Dredd

Judge Dredd

Judge Dredd created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.

Judge Dredd: Blessed Earth

Judge Dredd: Blessed Earth

Mega-City One is gone. Everything is a desolate wasteland. Nothing is as it was. Nothing, that is, except for Judge Dredd! Follow along as Dredd tries to restore order to a lawless land. Dredd's future has always been a dystopia, but one that hovered between soul-crushing authoritarianism and total anarchy. Now, 10 years after the destruction of Mega-City One, the balance has tipped, with what is left of the world plunged into absolute chaos. Judge Dredd enforces order from his armored train, a rail warrior, facing mobs of desperate outlaws, the robot-hating Neon Knights, and mysterious diseases too awful to describe. Follow the story of the Blessed Earth, the lawless land. But of course, it's not really lawless is it? It has Judge Dredd. And he IS the law. Collects the final issues of the series, #5-8.

The Mystical City of God

Vol. 1: The Conception

The Mystical City of God

At thirty-five Mary Agreda began her Mystical City of God, which was the fruit of her daily meditations and rapt states of contemplation. When this work appeared it was hailed with almost unanimous applause by the bishops of Spain. The Spanish Inquisition, always rigid in its censorship, regarded it as almost, if not wholly, of divine revelation. The Sorbonne at Paris held thirty-two stances, in which five hundred and fifty doctors discussed its merits, but finally condemned it with true national hostility to Spain. At Rome it was indeed placed on the Index, but was removed shortly after by command of the pope himself, some say at the solicitation of the King of Spain. Though no formal approbation has ever been given to the work, Pope Alexander VIII. authorized its circulation, and Clement IX. forbade its being placed on the Index. Its discussion, however, has delayed the process for the canonization of its author, though no one ever doubted her sincerity, her earnest convictions, and the saintliness of her character. In it she displays a mind thoroughly imbued with the religious spirit, and, though without education, strictly speaking, shows a knowledge of Scripture, a depth of theological learning, and a correctness of scholastic terms that are truly surprising. The style is dignified, and yet easy; and some of her descriptions have a certain grandeur, as in the Passion, where Satan and his angels are represented as following Christ to Mount Calvary bound in chains, forced to become witnesses of his sufferings and death, and smitten to the ground at the moment of the Consummatum est. This is volume one out of four.

The Works of Plato Abridg'd

With an Account of His Life ... Together with a Translation of His Choicest Dialogues.... Illustrated with Notes

The Works of Plato Abridg'd


Venerable Mary of Agreda Collection [2 Books]

Venerable Mary of Agreda Collection [2 Books]

VENERABLE MARY OF AGREDA COLLECTION [2 BOOKS] Mary of Jesus of Ágreda, also known as the Abbess of Ágreda, was a Franciscan abbess and spiritual writer, known especially for her extensive correspondence with King Philip IV of Spain and reports of her bilocation between Spain and its colonies in New Spain (now New Mexico and Texas). She was a noted mystic of her era. A member of the Order of the Immaculate Conception, also known as Conceptionists, Mary of Jesus wrote fourteen books, including a series of revelations about the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Her bilocation activity is said to have occurred between her cloistered monastery in rural Spain and the Jumano Indians of central New Mexico and West Texas, and inspired many Franciscan missionaries in the New World. In popular culture since the 17th century, she has been dubbed the Lady in Blue and the Blue Nun, after the color of her order's habit. —BOOKS— THE MYSTICAL CITY OF GOD: COMPLETE EDITION THE MYSTICAL CITY OF GOD: POPULAR ABRIDGEMENT PUBLISHER: AETERNA PRESS

Judge Dredd: The Blessed Earth, Vol. 2

Judge Dredd: The Blessed Earth, Vol. 2

Mega-City One is gone. Everything is a desolate wasteland. Nothing is as it was. Nothing, that is, except for Judge Dredd!