A Grave Matter


Author: Anna Lee Huber

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069814032X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8006

Lady Kiera Darby and Sebastian Gage investigate a macabre murderer in this historical mystery from the author of Mortal Arts. Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her dear friend, Lady Kiera Darby is in need of a safe haven. Returning to her childhood home, Kiera hopes her beloved brother Trevor and the merriment of the Hogmanay Ball will distract her. But when a caretaker is murdered and a grave is disturbed at nearby Dryburgh Abbey, Kiera is once more thrust into the cold grasp of death. While Kiera knows that aiding in another inquiry will only further tarnish her reputation, her knowledge of anatomy could make the difference in solving the case. But agreeing to investigate means Kiera must deal with the complicated emotions aroused in her by inquiry agent Sebastian Gage. When Gage arrives, he reveals that the incident at the Abbey was not the first—some fiend is digging up old bones and holding them for ransom. Now Kiera and Gage must catch the grave robber and put the case to rest…before another victim winds up six feet under. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Laughing Now


Author: Irene Staunton

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 1779220685

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 110

View: 6450

Weaver Press's previous collections of short stories, Writing Now and Writing Still, were highly praised for the quality of their prose and the imagination of their writers. They confirmed, for one reviewer, 'the paradoxical truth that troubled societies somehow produce some of the most interesting writing available. Laughing Now goes further, and demonstrates the enduring capacity of Zimbabweans to find humour in even the most difficult of circumstances. The stories embrace funerals, dancing competitions, family tensions, rampant inflation and endless queues for scarce goods. They take a wry look at pompous politicians, foreign filmmakers and the aspirations of the so-called 'new' farmers. Those by Gappah, Chingono and Eppel won the first three prizes in the recent Mukuru.com short story competition. Zimbabwean fiction in English has become world-renowned in recent decades, but its concerns - war, trauma and the trials of independence - have chronicled the pain of those periods. Laughing Now suggests that we are finding new ways to reflect our reality; that however many zeros we add to the rate of inflation, and however hungry we may become, humour is as good a responce as any.

Catholic Christianity

A Complete Catechism of Catholic Beliefs Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church


Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681490706

Category: Religion

Page: 425

View: 2582

For the first time in 400 years the Catholic Church has authorized an official universal catechism which instantly became an international best-seller, the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Using this official Catechism, the highly-regarded author and professor Peter Kreeft presents a complete compendium of all the major beliefs of Catholicism written in his readable and concise style. Since the Catechism of the Catholic Church was written for the express purpose of grounding and fostering catechisms based on it for local needs and ordinary readers, Kreeft does just that, offering a thorough summary of Catholic doctrine, morality, and worship in a popular format with less technical language. He presents a systematic, organic synthesis of the essential and fundamental Catholic teachings in the light of the Second Vatican Council and the whole of the Church's Tradition. This book is the most thorough, complete and popular catechetical summary of Catholic belief in print that is based on the universal Catechism.

The Catholic Moral Tradition Today

A Synthesis


Author: Charles E. Curran

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589014275

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 4372

The Catholic tradition has always tried to explain its theology in a coherent and systematic way, but the great changes and tensions existing within Catholic moral theology today have made it difficult to develop systematic approaches to what was once called fundamental moral theology. Now a leading scholar active in this field for forty years offers a synthesis of Catholic moral theology set in the context of the broader Catholic tradition and the significant developments that have occurred since the Second Vatican Council. Charles E. Curran’s succinct, coherent account of his wide-ranging work in Catholic moral theology points out agreements, disagreements, and changes in significant aspects of the Catholic moral tradition. His systematic approach explores major topics in a logical development: the ecclesiological foundation and stance of moral theology; the person as moral subject and agent; virtues, principles and norms; conscience and decision making; and the role of the church as a teacher of morality. Curran’s work condenses and organizes a large amount of material to show that the Catholic theological tradition is in dialogue with contemporary life and thought while remaining conscious of its rich history. Of great interest to theologians for its broad synthetic scope, this book is also a thorough introduction to the Catholic moral tradition for students and interested readers, including non-Catholics.

Upside-Down Zen

Finding the Marvelous in the Ordinary


Author: Susan Murphy,John Tarrant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 086171279X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 271

View: 5100

Upside-Down Zen invites readers to explore the vivid spirit of Zen Buddhism in fresh ways. Recalling, in another vein, the warm, lyrical style of Lin Jensen's Bad Dog!, author Susan Murphy offers a multifaceted take on the spiritual, grounded in the everyday. She uses her skills as storyteller, filmmaker, and poet to uncover the connections between Zen and Western cinema, as well as between Zen and traditions as diverse as Australian aboriginal beliefs and Jewish folktales. In the process, she finds spirituality where it has always belonged ? wherever life is happening. Murphy helps readers make sense of Zen koans, the often oversimplified and misunderstood teaching stories of the tradition, and highlights their wisdom for any reader on the spiritual path. A strong new voice in Western Buddhism, Murphy speaks for the many ?unrecorded” women of Zen while bringing a lively, literate approach to a sometimes daunting genre.

"Rifts in the Veil"

A Collection of Inspirational Poems and Essays Given Through Various Forms of Mediumship : Also of Poems and Essays by Spiritualists


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Spiritualism

Page: 192

View: 2466


A play in four acts


Author: Onyechi Mbamali

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456792105

Category: Drama

Page: 208

View: 4637

The appointment of a renegade son of the soil as Warrant Chief by the white District Officer is received with utter consternation by the warrior kingdom of Umudimkpa. In a bid to assert his authority, he opts for a showdown with the aged regency, exploiting the native police and the services of a dreaded juju man to unleash a reign of terror on the land. His rabid obsession with power finds ready capital in the unfortunate shooting of a white preacher by a lone native. He sets himself on a demolition course against the whole community, hounding the men and grabbing their women, heedless of marriage or betrothal tags. He is a scorpion gone beserk. But would he dare to sit on the ancient throne of the kingdom with its deadly myths, mystique and taboos? When The Scorpion is the third in the author’s The Umudimkpa Discourse, a series of plays set in history in the Igboland of Nigeria. Like its thrilling precursors (the much acclaimed Shadows of the Ancestors and the hilarious Your Man, Abednego) this four-act play is a feast of culture, history and literature. It maintains an essential thematic thrust and historical congruency but pushes new frontiers of form and vibrancy with a stunning use of improvisations and the exploration of symbolism. This work deserves its plaudits and underscores Onyechi Mbamali’s amazing depth and brilliance as wordsmith and playwright.....

Dharma, Hindu and Christian According to Roberto de Nobili

Analysis of Its Meaning and Its Use in Hinduism and Christianity


Author: Soosai Arokiasamy

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 9788876525650

Category: Religion

Page: 376

View: 7490

Caste in the ecclesial community is still a problem in the indian Church. An interest in this problem at the early period of Western Christianity in India led the author to study the writings of Roberto de Nobili (1577-1656). De Nobili was the first European to understand the Hindu Society from its own scriptures and traditions. One of the central concepts that sums up the life of the Hindus is that of dharma. A study of the Nobili's method of adoption of certain customs and synbols of the Hindus without a study of how far de Nobili understood some of the central concepts of Hinduism is incomplete. This work in Dharma, Hindu and Christian, according to Roberto De Nobili is the first study in this line. It centres around the concept of dharma, but it also evaluates the related socio-ethico-religious concepts of Hinduism. Such a study is broader in scope than that of the Hindu caste dharma. It tries to show that this first Christian encounter with Hinduism by de Nobili is quite profound, despite the limitations of the apologetic theology with which de Nobili worked in the presentation of Christianity.

Catechism Of The Catholic Church Revised PB


Author: The Vatican

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408840995

Category: Religion

Page: 500

View: 521

The first edition of the new Catechism went out across the world in many language versions. This gave the local Churches the chance to study it in depth. Through their bishops and teachers they responded with comments on texts that needed refinement. The present edition was developed in the light of these comments and published in Latin as the definitive Editio Typica. This book is the English translation of the Editio Typica.

Die Bücherdiebin



Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3894804270

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 7924

Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.

Seagulls in My Soup

Further Adventures of a Wayward Sailor


Author: Tristan Jones

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574090055

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 7182

Tristan Jones shares more unforgettable encounters and adventures, including a yacht delivery spiced with unexpected machine-gun fire and a mercy mission undertaken on a stormy night. A work of "fictionalized fact," Encounters of a Wayward Sailor serves as a paean to the many misfits who found refuge in Jones's company over the years.

Sermons 341-400 on Various Themes


Author: Saint Augustine

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 1565480287

Category: Religion

Page: 528

View: 411

The reflections contained in A Season of Rebirth invite us to ponder our lives and to open our listening hearts to the voice of God so that our Lent can truly be a Lent in its deepest sense mdash; a spring that buds forth new life.

The Aptitude Test Workbook


Author: James Barrett,Jim Barrett

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749437886

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

View: 5933

Most organizations and many educational institutions use some form of psychological testing as part of their employment or selection procedures. The tests aim to discover the ability of candidates and also assess their aptitude or future potential. The Aptitude Test Workbook is designed to help you get into the right frame of mind for taking such tests, see where you can improve your key skills and gain awareness of your strengths and where they can take you. A unique new book, it is the companion title to the best-selling Test Your Own Aptitude, but with a more spacious layout, help sections and expert tips. There are 16 tests with over 400 questions categorized as follows: verbal tests; numerical tests; perceptual tests; spatial tests; practical tests. The results will help you to assess your aptitude, and decide which type of career might suit you best. Also a great source of practice material, this valuable new book will help you to prepare for the real thing.

Selections from the Smuts Papers: Volume 5, September 1919-November 1934


Author: Jean van der Poel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521033683

Category: History

Page: 632

View: 3586

Volumes V, VI and VII complete the series of selections from the Smuts Papers. They cover the period from August 1919, when Smuts succeeded Botha as prime minister of the Union of South Africa, until his death in September 1950. The selection is divided into six parts, each with a short introduction. All the documents are annotated and those in Dutch or Afrikaans are provided with translations. There are over six hundred biographical notes. Smuts's stature as a world statesman, his intimate concern with the problems of European and Commonwealth politics and his central position in South African affairs place his private papers among the most important collections of their kind. Volume V covers the period from 1919 to 1934 - years of crisis for Smut's 'own child', the League of Nations and, in South Africa, a time which saw confrontations on colour questions and adjustments that led to party fusion.



Author: Gerhard Marcel Martin,Katja Triplett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567275167

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 4494

In the religions of the world, there is strong emphasis on the practice of "purification" for the religious transformation of mind and body in connection with achieving such ultimate objectives as enlightenment and salvation. The contributors discuss the great diversity of forms and meanings with respect to religious transformation in their respective fields of research. While invoking earlier debates within the study of religions and theology on the topic of "purification" the studies in this volume penetrate further into the meaning and structure of religious transformation of mind and body in the religions of the world and open comparative perspectives on this topic.