Pearl in the Sand

A Novel

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Author: Tessa Afshar

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575679341

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Can a Canaanite harlot who has made her livelihood by looking desirable to men make a fitting wife for one of the leaders of Israel? Shockingly, the Bible’s answer is yes. Pearl in the Sand tells Rahab’s untold story. Rahab lives in a wall; her house is built into the defensive walls of the City of Jericho. Other walls surround her as well—walls of fear, rejection, unworthiness. A woman with a wrecked past; a man of success, of faith … of pride; a marriage only God would conceive! Through the heartaches of a stormy relationship, Rahab and Salmone learn the true source of one another’s worth and find healing in God.

Pearl in the Sand SAMPLER

A Novel

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Author: Tessa Afshar

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 080248977X

Category: Fiction

Page: 41

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Enjoy these SAMPLE pages from Pearl in the Sand- Can a Canaanite harlot who has made her livelihood by looking desirable to men make a fitting wife for one of the leaders of Israel? Shockingly, the Bible's answer is yes. Pearl in the Sand tells Rahab's untold story. Rahab lives in a wall; her house is built into the defensive walls of the City of Jericho. Other walls surround her as well-walls of fear, rejection, and unworthiness. A woman with a wrecked past; a man of success, of faith...of pride. A marriage only God would conceive! Through the heartaches of a stormy relationship, Rahab and Salmone learn the true source of one another's worth and find healing in God.

People of the Lakes

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Author: Kathleen O'Neal Gear,W. Michael Gear

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466817798

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

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Clan fighting over a powerful totemic mask has brought the Mound Builder people of the Great Lakes region to the edge of destruction. It is up to Star Shell, daughter of a Hopewell chief, to rid her people of this curse. Along with her companions: Otter, a trader; Pearl, a runaway; and Green Spider, either prophet or madman, she braves the stormy waters of the lakes to reach the majestic waterfall known as Roaring Water. She is determined to banish the mask forever to a watery grave. But vengeful clan members are close on her heels, and they have a similar fate planned for her. Set in what will become Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and Michigan, People of the Lakes is another spell-binding epic in New York Times and USA Today bestelling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear's North America's Forgotten past saga. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Carpadiem Dark

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Author: Michael Markevich

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496951077

Category: History

Page: 182

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The three titles, Carpadia, Toward Carpatian Divinity, and Carpadiem Dark, are drawn from a deep sense of quantum, sufi-gnostic unity displaying provenance throughout the Homeric Path of those who would contribute. Michael considers these brief narratives as considerable descriptions of the human condition. His research and soul evaluation, literary investigation, and imaginative allegoric style and again, very important, passion, have opened a gate of soul adventure. Carpadiem Dark is a simple situation that suggests the presence of a dark divine influence in the corner of every moment experienced by a rational organic. God is not light, which is visibleperhaps the spark so often spoken ofbut the reservoir must be an unknowable dark unity of chaos possibility from which anything and everything may be fashioned.

A Fractured Mind

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Author: Mary Jarrett

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493161954

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

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During our various episodes of life we take journeys via different methods. We travel by planes, cars, etc. The greatest journey is into the incomplete soul and heart of a person. When the heart is broken and the third portion of the soul has been stripped, such circumstances create a mind that is forever altered.

Dandelion Summer

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Author: Lisa Wingate

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101516447

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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“A story beautifully told, with richly drawn characters that will...make you want to laugh and cry”* from the New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours. All her life, Epiphany Salerno has been tossed like a dandelion seed on the wind. Now, at sixteen, she must move to the low-rent side of Blue Sky Hill and work where she's not wanted: in an upscale home on The Hill. J. Norman Alvord's daughter has hired a teenager to stay with him in the afternoons. Widowed and suffering from heart trouble, Norman wants to be left alone. But in Epie's presence, Norman discovers a mystery. Deep in his mind lie memories of another house, another life, and a woman who saved him. As summer comes to Blue Sky Hill, two residents from different worlds will journey through a turbulent past, and find that with an unexpected road trip through sleepy Southern towns comes life-changing friendship...and clues to a family secret hidden for a lifetime. Winner of the 2012 Carol Award for Women's Fiction from the American Christian Fiction Writers

Emperor and Ancestor

State and Lineage in South China

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Author: David Faure

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804767934

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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This book summarizes twenty years of the author's work in historical anthropology and documents his argument that in China, ritual provided the social glue that law provided in the West. The book offers a readable history of the special lineage institutions for which south China has been noted and argues that these institutions fostered the mechanisms that enabled south China to be absorbed into the imperial Chinese state—first, by introducing rituals that were acceptable to the state, and second, by providing mechanisms that made group ownership of property feasible and hence made it possible to pool capital for land reclamation projects important to the state. Just as taxation, defense, and recognition came together with the emergence of powerful lineages in the sixteenth century, their disintegration in the late nineteenth century signaled the beginnings of a new Chinese state.

The Afterlife of Billy Fingers

Life, Death and Everything Afterwards

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Author: Annie Kagan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473606926

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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In 2004, bad boy Billy Fingers Cohen, a homeless small-time drug dealer and addict in a state of drug induced euphoria ran into a busy intersection and was killed instantly by a speeding automobile. He left behind a grieving sister. For weeks she struggled with grief and tried to make sense of Billy's seemingly wasted life and tragic death. A few weeks after his death, William Cohen, aka Billy Fingers, woke his sister Annie at dawn. 'I'm drifting weightlessly through these glorious stars and galaxies and I feel a Divine Presence, a kind, loving beneficent presence, twinkling all around me.' Billy's ongoing after-death communications take his sister on an unprecedented journey into the bliss and wonder of life beyond death. Billy's profound, detailed description of the mystical realms he traverses, the Beings of Light that await him, and the wisdom he receives take the reader beyond the near-death experience. Billy is, indeed, as Dr. Raymond Moody points out in his foreword, explaining the phenomena we've known about since ancient times, an afterworld walker. A fascinating page-turner filled with wisdom, humour and hope, The Afterlife of Billy Fingers, will forever change your views about life, death and the hereafter. If I could give you a gift it would be to find the glory inside yourself, beyond the roles and the drama, so you can dance the dance of the game of life with a little more rhythm, a little more abandon, a little more shaking-those-hips.