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Ordinary Grace

By William Kent Krueger
  • ISBN Code: : 1451645864
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2014 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL WINNER OF THE 2014 DILYS AWARD A SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2013 From New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger, a brilliant new novel about a young man, a small town, and murder in the summer of 1961. “That was it. That was all of it. A grace so ordinary there was no reason at all to remember it. Yet I have never across the forty years since it was spoken forgotten a single word.” New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson’s Drugstore, and Hot Stuff comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder. Frank begins the season preoccupied with the concerns of any teenage boy, but when tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family—which includes his Methodist minister father; his passionate, artistic mother; Juilliard-bound older sister; and wise-beyond-his-years kid brother—he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years. Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer, Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.

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  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 406
  • Pdf File: peace-like-a-river.pdf

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Hailed as one of the year's top five novels by Time, and selected as one of the best books of the year by nearly all major newspapers, national bestseller Peace Like a River captured the hearts of a nation in need of comfort. "A rich mixture of adventure, tragedy, and healing," Peace Like a River is "a collage of legends from sources sacred and profane -- from the Old Testament to the Old West, from the Gospels to police dramas" (Ron Charles, The Christian Science Monitor). In "lyrical, openhearted prose" (Michael Glitz, The New York Post), Enger tells the story of eleven-year-old Reuben Land, an asthmatic boy who has reason to believe in miracles. Along with his sister and father, Reuben finds himself on a cross-country search for his outlaw older brother who has been controversially charged with murder. Their journey is touched by serendipity and the kindness of strangers, and its remarkable conclusion shows how family, love, and faith can stand up to the most terrifying of enemies, the most tragic of fates. Leif Enger's "miraculous" (Valerie Ryan, The Seattle Times) novel is a "perfect book for an anxious time ... of great literary merit that nonetheless restores readers' faith in the kindness of stories" (Marta Salij, Detroit Free Press).

Fox Creek

By William Kent Krueger
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982128739
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 730
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The latest in the New York Times bestselling Cork O’Connor Mystery Series from the “master storyteller” (Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author) follows Cork in a race against time to save his wife, a mysterious stranger, and an Ojibwe healer from bloodthirsty mercenaries. The ancient Ojibwe healer Henry Meloux has had a vision of his death. As he walks the Northwoods in solitude, he tries to prepare himself peacefully for the end of his long life. But peace is destined to elude him as hunters fill the woods seeking a woman named Dolores Morriseau, a stranger who had come to the healer for shelter and the gift of his wisdom. Meloux guides this stranger and his great niece, Cork O’Connor’s wife, to safety deep into the Boundary Waters, his home for more than a century. On the last journey he may ever take into this beloved land, Meloux must do his best to outwit the deadly mercenaries who follow. Meanwhile, in Aurora, Cork works feverishly to identify the hunters and the reason for their relentless pursuit, but he has little to go on. Desperate, Cork begins tracking the killers but his own skills as a hunter are severely tested by nightfall and a late season snowstorm. He knows only too well that with each passing hour time is running out. But his fiercest enemy in this deadly game of cat and mouse may well be his own deep self-doubt about his ability to save those he loves. From “an author who never disappoints” (Bookreporter), this is another gripping and richly told addition to a masterful series.

Signs of Grace

By C. S. C. Ayo
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Book Code : 1461666236
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Architecture
  • Members : 168
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Every year, thousands of people pilgrimmage to South Bend, Indiana to visit the campus of the University of Notre Dame for sporting events, academic conferences, or just for a tour. From the Golden Dome on top of the main building, to the grotto hidden behind the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, to the mural of 'Touchdown Jesus' that covers the wall of the Hesburgh Library, the structures and architecture of the campus hold special meaning for these visitors. In Signs of Grace Father Nicholas Ayo, C.S.C., a Holy Cross priest and a professor in the Program of Liberal Studies at Notre Dame explores some of the places on the cmapus made famous by television and movies, such as 1993's 'Rudy.' But he also delves deep into the hidden or unknown areas of campus that even some students may never have seen. His thoughtful and spiritual musings are the perfect guide to a campus tour or just as a vivid picture of the spiritual place that is Notre Dame.

The Work of the Holy Spirit

By Abraham Kuyper
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1602068380
  • Total of Pages : 708
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 693
  • Pdf File: the-work-of-the-holy-spirit.pdf

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In this volume, originally published in English in 1900-it was translated by HENRI DE VRIES (1847-1932)-Abraham Kuyper addresses what he feels is a scarcely discussed topic among theologians and practicing Christians: the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Much had been written about Jesus and the Father, but he found very little about the Holy Spirit, whose job it is to sanctify the soul. Kuyper divides his work into three volumes. Volume One covers the work of the Holy Spirit in the Church; Volumes Two and Three cover the work of the Holy Spirit in the individual. Dutch theologian ABRAHAM KUYPER (1837?1920) was prime minister of the Netherlands from 1901 to 1905. He developed Neo-Calvinism, which emphasizes the sovereignty of Jesus over all mental pursuits and supports the idea that there exists a grace given by God to all things in order to sustain the continued unfolding of creation. Kuyper wrote a number of books including Conservatism and Orthodoxy (1870), The Social Question and the Christian Religion (1891), and Common Grace (1902).

Mariology

By Rev. M.J. Scheeben
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1257286773
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 226
  • Pdf File: mariology.pdf

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Matthias Scheeben was a nineteenth century theologian whose writing forged a new creative synthesis of the teaching of the Fathers and of the scholastics. Scheeben's work had a decisive influence on later Catholic theologians such as Hans Urs von Balthasar. His primary theme is the nuptial union of God and the created order through the Incarnation, a marriage of heaven and earth that begins in the conception of Christ in the womb of the virgin Mary. Mary, therefore, is the temple in which God and humankind are reconciled. This and all that flows from it and preceded it by way of preparation is the subject-matter of his work Mariology. He draws together the teaching on the Incarnation, on deification, on the Marian dogmas, sacramental theology, and ecclesiology in a truly beautiful work. Originally published in two volumes, the entire work is gathered here in a single volume for the first time.

A manual of mystical theology

By A. Devine
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 117750894X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Members : 566
  • Pdf File: a-manual-of-mystical-theology.pdf

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Read and download full book A manual of mystical theology

Saint Alphonsus de Liguori Collection [20 Books]

By Saint Alphonsus de Liguori,Aeterna Press
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  • Publisher : Aeterna Press
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 115
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SAINT ALPHONSUS DE LIGUORI COLLECTION [20 BOOKS] — Quality Formatting and Value — Active Index, Multiple Table of Contents for all Books — Multiple Illustrations Saint Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori, C.Ss.R. (27 September 1696 – 1 August 1787), was an Italian Catholic bishop, spiritual writer, composer, musician, artist, poet, lawyer, scholastic philosopher, and theologian. He founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (the Redemptorists). In 1762 he was appointed Bishop of Sant'Agata dei Goti. A prolific writer, he published nine editions of his Moral Theology in his lifetime, in addition to other devotional and ascetic works and letters. Among his best known works are The Glories of Mary and The Way of the Cross, the latter still used in parishes during Lenten devotions. He was canonized in 1839 by Pope Gregory XVI. Pope Pius IX proclaimed him a Doctor of the Church in 1871. One of the most widely read Catholic authors, Alphonsus Liguori is the patron saint of confessors. —BOOKS— CONSIDERATIONS DIGNITY AND DUTIES OF THE PRIEST: A COLLECTION OF MATERIALS FOR ECCLESIASTICAL RETREATS MISCELLANY SERMONS: FOR ALL THE SUNDAYS IN THE YEAR SIX DISCOURSES ON NATURAL CALAMITIES, DIVINE THREATS, AND THE FOUR GATES OF HELL THE DIVINE OFFICE: EXPLANATION OF THE PSALMS AND CANTICLES THE GLORIES OF MARY GREAT MEANS OF SALVATION AND OF PERFECTION THE HISTORY OF HERESIES AND THEIR REFUTATION THE HOLY MASS THE INCARNATION, BIRTH AND INFANCY OF JESUS CHRIST THE PASSION AND THE DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST THE PRACTICE OF THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST THE SCHISM AND HERESY OF ENGLAND THE SCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN PERFECTION THE TRUE SPOUSE OF JESUS CHRIST THE VICTORIES OF THE MARTYRS THE WAY OF SALVATION AND OF PERFECTION THE WAY OF THE CROSS UNIFORMITY WITH GOD'S WILL PUBLISHER: AETERNA PRESS

The Call to Social Work

By Craig Winston LeCroy
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1483342271
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 588
  • Pdf File: the-call-to-social-work.pdf

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The Call to Social Work, Second Edition is a presentation of narrative descriptions about the work and life of a wide variety of contemporary social workers. The book provides an in-depth understanding of why people choose social work, how they garner meaning from their work, and what they struggle with as they provide needed services. Additionally, it presents more information about the everyday practice of social work, both the challenges and the joys. Instructors who use this book in their courses will be able to contrast their ideals of practice with the realities captured in each life story, while students who read the book will be able to think about whether each story represents good practice, or what principles they would adhere to based on their understanding of social work.

Private Investigations

By Victoria Zackheim
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  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Book Code : 1580059228
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 131
  • Pdf File: private-investigations.pdf

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In this thrilling anthology, bestselling mystery writers abandon the cloak of fiction to investigate the suspenseful secrets in their own lives. For many of us, a good, heart-pounding mystery is the perfect escape from real-world confusion and chaos. But what about the writers who create those stories of suspense and intrigue? How do our favorite novelists cope with our perplexing world, and what mysteries keep them up at night? In Private Investigations, twenty fan-favorite mystery writers share first-person tales of mysteries they've encountered at home and in the world. Caroline Leavitt regales us with a medical mystery, recounting a time when she lost her voice and doctors couldn't find a cure, Martin Limón travels back to his military stint in Korea to grapple with the crimes of war, Anne Perry ponders the magical powers of stories conjured from writers' imaginations, and more. Exploring all the tropes of the genre -- from haunted houses and elusive perpetrators to regrouping after missed signals have derailed them -- these writers' true tales show just how much art imitates life, and how, ultimately, we are all private investigators in our own real-world dramas.

The Cloud of Unknowing

By William Johnston
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  • Publisher : Image
  • Book Code : 0307809056
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 726
  • Pdf File: the-cloud-of-unknowing.pdf

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THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING and THE BOOK OF PRIVY COUNSELING are the first explorations in the English language of the soul’s quest for God. Written in Middle English by an unknown fourteenth-century mystic, THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING expresses with beauty a message that has inspired such great religious thinkers as St. John of the Cross and Teilhard de Chardin, as well as countless others in search of God. Offering a practical guide to the life of contemplation, the author explains that ordinary thoughts and earthly concepts must be buried beneath a “cloud of forgetting,” while our love must rise toward a God hidden in the “cloud of unknowing.” THE BOOK OF PRIVY COUNSELING, also included in this volume, is a short and moving text on the way to enlightenment through a total loss of self and a consciousness only of the divine. William Johnston, an authority on fourteenth-century mysticism and spirituality, provides an accessible discussion of the works, detailing what is known about the history of the texts and their author. In a new foreword, Huston Smith draws on his extensive knowledge of the varieties of religious experience to illuminate the relevance of these works for contemporary readers.