Stones from the River

Author: Ursula Hegi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439144761

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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From the acclaimed author of Floating in My Mother’s Palm and Children and Fire, a stunning story about ordinary people living in extraordinary times—“epic, daring, magnificent, the product of a defining and mesmerizing vision” (Los Angeles Times). Trudi Montag is a Zwerg—a dwarf—short, undesirable, different, the voice of anyone who has ever tried to fit in. Eventually she learns that being different is a secret that all humans share—from her mother who flees into madness, to her friend Georg whose parents pretend he’s a girl, to the Jews Trudi harbors in her cellar. Ursula Hegi brings us a timeless and unforgettable story in Trudi and a small town, weaving together a profound tapestry of emotional power, humanity, and truth.

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Roman

Author: Ursula Hegi

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462410768

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Die große amerikanische Erzählerin Ursula Hegi entwirft in ihrem facettenreichen Roman die wechselvolle Geschichte einer deutschen Einwandererfamilie in Amerika. Über ein Jahrhundert hinweg schildert Ursula Hegi das Leben von Stefan Blau und seinen Kindern, vor allem aber das seiner Enkelin Emma, in der sich endlich die Träume des Patriarchen erfüllen. Zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts kommt Stefan Blau, der aus einer kleinen Stadt in Deutschland stammt, nach Amerika, in das Land, von dem er schon als Kind geträumt hat. In einem Ort in New Hampshire eröffnet er ein Feinschmeckerlokal und baut ein pompöses Apartmenthaus, die Wasserburg. Für Stefan ist die Wasserburg die Vervollkommnung seines Traums von Amerika. Generationen von leidenschaftlichen, oft zerstrittenen Blaus werden dort leben und sterben, Liebe, Betrug, Erbstreitigkeiten sowie Erschütterungen von zwei Weltkriegen erfahren. Stefans Leidenschaft für die Wasserburg teilt aber erst seine Enkelin Emma.

Stones from the River of Mercy

A Spiritual Journey

Author: Sheila Walsh

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418556777

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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This unique spiritual journal offers an in-depth look at what God's Word says about His grace and mercy. More than just a journal, Stones from the River of Mercy offers daily Scriptures and thought-provoking questions that will help you reflect on your own experiences of His mercy. In addition to providing a place for you to write your own stories, the journal shares inspiring anecdotes and gives you space to write prayer requests?and answers. At the end of this seventeen-week journey, you will have tangible reminders of God's faithfulness that will encourage you to "keep on keeping on" in both good times and tough times. Stones from the River of Mercy is a companion book to Stories from the River of Mercy, in which author, singer, and popular speaker Sheila Walsh shares the story of her relationship with her late mother-in-law, a relationship that taught both women much about God's grace and mercy. Sheila believes that every woman has similar stories. With her book and this journal, you will discover those stories and create a memorial to His river of mercy as it flows through your life.

Ganz gewöhnliche Sünden

Roman

Author: Ursula Hegi

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462410792

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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New York, die Bronx von den 50er-Jahren bis heute.Ein tragisches Ereignis erschüttert die Familie Amedeo, verändert entscheidend das Leben der beiden Frauen, die im Mittelpunkt dieses berührenden Romans von Ursula Hegi stehen.

From Jesus to the Church

The First Christian Generation

Author: Craig A. Evans

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664239056

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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This study traces the tumultuous history of the very first followers of Jesus. Specifically, author Craig A. Evans looks at how a chain of events from 3-7 CE--beginning with Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem and subsequent crucifixion and ending with the destruction of the temple—led to the separation between the followers of Jesus and other Jews. Topics include the following: 1) whether Jesus actually intended to found the Christian Church; 2) the ways in which Jesus’s proclamation of the “Kingdom of God” relate to the Christian Church; 3) the role of James, brother of Jesus, in the new movement in Jerusalem; 4) the tension between James and Paul in the matter of law and works; 5) the conflict between the families and followers of Jesus and those of the high priest Annas before the destruction of the temple; and 6) the aftermath of the Jewish rebellion, whereby the Church moved away from its Jewish roots. An appendix further explores the reasons behind the rift between the Jesus movement and the synagogue.


NIrV, The Holy Bible for ESL Readers, eBook

Author: Zonderkidz,

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310729858

Category: Bibles

Page: 1024

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This Bible is perfect for ESL readers. The New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) is a true translation of the entire Bible that was adapted with care from the bestselling New International Version (NIV). The NIrV is written at a third grade reading level and uses short sentences and simple words. This Bible is perfect for those learning to read English. Features include: • The complete New International Reader’s Version • Presentation page for personalization and gift giving • Bible dictionary to help with unfamiliar words • “Three Ways to Read the Bible” – Explains how to read the Bible by story, subject, or person • “About the Bible” – Describes how the Bible was written and how it came to us • “Life in New Testament Times” – Describes what life was like when Jesus was on earth • “The ABCs of Salvation” – Helps explain the way of salvation

Die Märchen von Beedle dem Barden

Author: J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

ISBN: 1781106843

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Welcher ordentliche Zauberer kennt sie nicht: die großartigen alten Märchen, die Beedle der Barde für die magische Gemeinschaft gesammelt hat? Jedem Zaubererkind werden sie abends vorgelesen. Nur Harry Potter hätte fast zu spät von ihnen gehört. Fast. Doch dann rettete ein wertvoller Hinweis daraus ihm das Leben — im Kampf gegen Voldemort, den grausamsten schwarzen Magier aller Zeiten. Fünf der Märchen werden nun endlich auch sämtlichen Muggellesern zugänglich. Eine Sternstunde für illionen von Potter-Fans. Und für alle sonstigen Muggel, die einen Sinn für zauberhafte Geschichten haben. Sämtliche Gewinne aus dem Verkauf dieses eBooks gehen an Lumos. Die Lumos Foundation ist eine in England und Wales registrierte Wohltätigkeitsorganisation, eingetragen unter der Nummer 1112575.

The Living Bible

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414362498

Category: Bibles

Page: 1184

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Celebrating 40 years and over 40 million lives touched, Tyndale is releasing The Living Bible as an eBook. The Living Bible is a paraphrase of the Old and New Testaments. Its purpose is to say as exactly as possible what the writers of the Scriptures meant, and to say it simply, expanding where necessary for a clear understanding by the modern reader.


The Daily Walk Bible NLT

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414375342

Category: Bibles

Page: 1536

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Take a walk. Change your world. Reading through the Bible is difficult. The Daily Walk Bible will help you complete the journey. Drawing from the rich resources of Walk Thru the Bible’s Daily Walk magazine, The Daily Walk Bible offers a simple daily reading plan and tools to help you complete the journey and see how the Bible fits together. Each day’s reading includes an overview to give you a bird’s-eye view of the day’s reading, several chapters from the Bible, an Insight offering an interesting fact from the day’s reading, and My Daily Walk—a short devotion to help you reflect on and apply a specific insight from the day’s reading. Every seventh day offers a pause on the journey as you are invited to Look Back over the readings from the previous week, Look Up to God, and Look Ahead to the reading to come. This edition features the clear and understandable New Living Translation.

The One Year Bible Illustrated NLT

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 1414389973

Category: Bibles

Page: 1488

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The bestselling daily reading Bible now combines Scripture and full-color imagery to enhance each day’s experience. The One Year Bible Illustrated contains the entire text of the New Living Translation divided into 365 daily readings. Each day’s reading includes portions from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs—and a fresh image to guide readers through the entire Bible in one unforgettable journey. The New Living Translation breathes life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages—but even more powerful are stories of how people’s lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts.

Ascending Mount Zion

The Shepherd of Kedar

Author: DeLacy A. Andrews, Jr.

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490838732

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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It is hard to believe the pilgrimage of the Shepherd of Kedar and his family is almost over. Yet, that is the point of pilgrimage. There is a destination at the end of it. It was within sight when they were atop Mount Nebo. Now, all they have to do is cross the river Jordan. Jerusalem is on the other side—the Temple stands high against the eastern wall of the city. The respite Josiah has sought from persecution and isolation in Kedar is within reach. The worship of God at His house is before him. However, there is more to this journey for the shepherd. He’s been driven by questions—questions about the coming Messiah. All along the way, the shepherd and his family have learned more and more about Messiah. They even heard of a teacher who heals the sick and speaks like no man has ever spoken before. His name is Jesus. Can He possibly be the coming one? Come, with the Shepherd of Kedar. Cross over the river with him and his children. Come, and see if they find the Messiah.

The Uncensored Truth Bible for New Beginnings

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455515426

Category: Bibles

Page: 1248

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As the pastor of Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, Jud Wilhite encounters new Christians every single day. One of the greatest needs new believers have is a resource for understanding the Christian faith and the Bible in a straightforward and applicable guide. The Uncensored Truth Bible for New Beginnings fills that need and show an uncompromising commitment to God's Word and the extent of His grace: the radical, amazing, overwhelming favor and forgiveness of God available to all. The New Living Translation is Jud's preferred Bible translation because he believes it is the easiest for new believers to understand. This fastest growing Bible translation is the work of 90 Bible scholars over a seven-year period and is known for accurately communicating the meaning of the original ancient Hebrew and Greek texts in clear and concise language. Jud hopes The Uncensored Truth Bible for New Beginnings will help you apply the gift of God's words to your life along with some thoughts to help you understand it more quickly and deeply. He gives you tools and resources to help navigate the deep waters of this living document. As you dig into God's words, the encouragement and truth you receive will literally change your life and the world! Key Features Include: A 32-page Introduction in which Jud provides 6 helpful articles on how to understand the Bible, overviews of the Old and New Testaments, and faith as a lifelong journey Book Introductions, including the author, key people and verses, themes, and the date it was written for each book of the Bible 9 Major Uncensored Truth Sections, which guide readers to understand the core beliefs of Christianity-God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, salvation, church, living the Christian life, angels and demons, Jesus' return, and heaven and hell Callout Passages of Scripture that have meant the most to Jud for different reasons in various seasons of life And featuring the reliable and easy-to-read New Living Translation

Hotel der Heiligen

Erzählungen

Author: Ursula Hegi

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 346241075X

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

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Liebende und Einsame, Künstler und Exzentriker, Kinder und Eltern stehen im Mittelpunkt dieser elf Erzählungen, in denen die amerikanische Schriftstellerin Ursula Hegi ihre ganze Sensibilität und Beobachtungsgabe beweist. Sie schlüpft in die Haut ihrer Figuren, wenn sie die schwierige Phase einer Beziehung, den Balanceakt zwischen Selbstbehauptung und Verletzung, zwischen Bindung und Ablösung darstellt. Durch die Dichte der Beschreibungen und kunstvoll eingesetzte Zwischentöne gewinnen die Erzählungen eine große Suggestivkraft, sodass eindringliche, poetische Bilder und unvergessliche Figuren entstehen.

NIrV, Precious Princess Bible, eBook

Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310729831

Category: Bibles

Page: 2048

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Perfect for every little princess, this Bible includes the complete New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)—the NIV for kids! Written at a third grade reading level, this translation is easy for her to explore God's word. The twelve colorful tip-in pages will delight little girls with Bible verses that assure her she is God’s precious princess, describe the characteristics of a princess, and list the princesses and queens mentioned in the Bible. The compact size is ideal to carry everywhere. Other features include: - Dictionary for explaining difficult words - 100 Famous Bible Stories - Easy-to-read type size

Scripture Alive in Classroom with Drama

Author: Sandra Watters

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490861122

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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Traditional teaching materials for elementary grades—Bible stories, pictures, and fill-in-the-blanks—become boring for students as they reach the fifth grade in Sunday school. They are ready to start using their own reading skills and for an introduction to expressing themselves through performing arts—drama. These Bible stories are directly from Scripture, allowing children to learn Scripture while acting it out in simple, easy-to-make costumes. They will be excited to use this new method of learning weekly and eager to arrive in your class each week to help set up the staging. With forty-two Old Testament and twenty-six New Testament stories presented in drama form, you’ll have more than enough to choose from to make your lesson for each week come alive. And the students will never forget the stories, because they were a part of them.

The Age of Titans

The Rise and Fall of the Great Hellenistic Navies

Author: William M. Murray

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912785

Category: History

Page: 384

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While we know a great deal about naval strategies in the classical Greek and later Roman periods, our understanding of the period in between--the Hellenistic Age--has never been as complete. However, thanks to new physical evidence discovered in the past half-century and the construction of Olympias, a full-scale working model of an Athenian trieres (trireme) by the Hellenic Navy during the 1980s, we now have new insights into the evolution of naval warfare following the death of Alexander the Great. In what has been described as an ancient naval arms race, the successors of Alexander produced the largest warships of antiquity, some as long as 400 feet carrying as many as 4000 rowers and 3000 marines. Vast, impressive, and elaborate, these warships "of larger form"--as described by Livy--were built not just to simply convey power but to secure specific strategic objectives. When these particular factors disappeared, this "Macedonian" model of naval power also faded away--that is, until Cleopatra and Mark Antony made one brief, extravagant attempt to reestablish it, an endeavor Octavian put an end to once and for all at the battle of Actium. Representing the fruits of more than thirty years of research, The Age of Titans provides the most vibrant account to date of Hellenistic naval warfare.

The Shelters of Stone (with Bonus Content)

Earth's Children, Book Five

Author: Jean M. Auel

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307767647

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

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This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content: • An exclusive preview chapter from Jean M. Auel’s The Land of Painted Caves, on sale in hardcover March 29, 2011 • An Earth’s Children® series sampler including free chapters from the other books in Jean M. Auel’s bestselling series • A Q&A with the author about the Earth’s Children® series The Shelters of Stone opens as Ayla and Jondalar, along with their animal friends, Wolf, Whinney, and Racer, complete their epic journey across Europe and are greeted by Jondalar’s people: the Zelandonii. The people of the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii fascinate Ayla. Their clothes, customs, artifacts, even their homes—formed in great cliffs of vertical limestone—are a source of wonder to her. And in the woman Zelandoni, the spiritual leader of the Ninth Cave (and the one who initiated Jondalar into the Gift of Pleasure), she meets a fellow healer with whom to share her knowledge and skills. But as Ayla and Jondalar prepare for the formal mating at the Summer Meeting, there are difficulties. Not all the Zelandonii are welcoming. Some fear Ayla’s unfamiliar ways and abhor her relationship with those they call flatheads and she calls Clan. Some even oppose her mating with Jondalar, and make their displeasure known. Ayla has to call on all her skills, intelligence, knowledge, and instincts to find her way in this complicated society, to prepare for the birth of her child, and to decide whether she will accept new challenges and play a significant role in the destiny of the Zelandonii. Jean Auel is at her very best in this superbly textured creation of a prehistoric society. The Shelters of Stone is a sweeping story of love and danger, with all the wonderful detail—based on meticulous research— that makes her novels unique. It is a triumphant continuation of the Earth’s Children® saga that began with The Clan of the Cave Bear. And it includes an amazing rhythmic poem that describes the birth of Earth’s Children and plays its own role in the narrative of The Shelters of Stone.

The Midnight Hour

Canadian Accounts of Eerie Experiences

Author: John Robert Colombo

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459720490

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 232

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The Midnight Hour is amazing, amusing, and frightening. It will make you pause to wonder - about ghosts and spirits, fate and destiny, strange beasts and even stranger human beings. The accounts within describe encounters in Canada with monsters and mysteries from 1784 to the present. Editor and anthologist John Robert Colombo derived these true tales from nineteenth-century newspapers, personal correspondence, e-mails, interviews, and more. The collection is certain to entertain you ... especially during "the midnight hour"!