Shadow of the Savage

A Young Nurse on the Frontier

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Author: Lois Scott

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469755960

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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This is the story of Rachel O'Conner, a frontier nurse who sailed from her home on the Eastern Seaboard to the small outpost town of Astoria, Oregon in the year 1865, just after the Civil War. She goes with young doctor Mark Whitfield to lumber camps, homesteads, Indian villages and far flung settlements. She finds herself attracted to a young half-breed Indian man, but fights the attraction as he is wild, untamed, and has a devil-may-care attitude about life itself. She marries the doctor, but the handsome young outlaw is persistent and finally rapes Rachel. She gives birth to a little girl whom Mark thinks is his. The book takes the reader into the personal lives of the early pioneers and Rachel hears stories from lonely housewives of the isolation and sometimes the deaths of loved ones. The story gives a broad over-all picture of stress, strife and struggle.

In the Shadow of "savage Wolves"

Anabaptist Mčunster and the German Reformation During the 1530s

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Author: Sigrun Haude

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9780391041004

Category: History

Page: 192

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The author studies reactions to the Anabaptist reign in Munster (1534-1535) and uses these as prisms through which one can assess vital concerns of contemporary 16th-century society and reevaluate some of the leading issues in Reformation scholarship.

Savage Shadows

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Author: Cassie Edwards

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780843940510

Category: Comanche Indians

Page: 395

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In this classic Indian romance, Jae lives in seclusion in a mysterious region of Texas known as the Big Thicket. Even though she can outshoot, outwit and out-hunt most any man in the territory, Jae is alarmed by the dangerous desires a half-breed stranger arouses in her innocent heart.

From the Outside in and Back Again

A Falingsdale Tale

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Author: J.M.A. Quinn

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469111209

Category: Fiction

Page: 82

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The story of Ith is a tragedy of a young boy, left to face life alone. He is forced to come to terms with his own manifestations, to reclaim who he once used to be. With the help of his two friends, Ith learns we all have the ability to create what it is that destroys us, but has to learn on his own that we are also the creators. As the three friends soon find out, those manifestations are as different as each one of them. Now they must struggle to harness their new abilities and learn to balance their power before they are consumed by it. Its not about a problem in general, but a general problem. My hope is for people to walk way with a feeling that although we are culminations of our experiences we have the ability to overcome all obstacles we may put before ourselves.

The Savage Text

The Use and Abuse of the Bible

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Author: Adrian Thatcher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444302707

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Misuse of the Bible has made hatred holy. In this provocative book,Adrian Thatcher argues that debates on sexuality currently ragingthrough the churches are the latest outbreak in a long line ofsavage interpretations of the Bible. Fascinating reading for anyoneconcerned about the future of Christianity. A provocative book claiming that debates on sexuality currentlyraging through the churches are the latest outbreak in a long lineof savage interpretations of the Bible Argues that the Bible has been abused to convert the“good news” which it brings to the world, into onewhich has been used to discriminate against many groups, includingchildren, women, Jews, people of color, slaves, heretics, andhomosexuals Asks how Christians have been able to conduct, in public and ona global scale, an argument that has exposed so much prejudice,fear and hatred Offers an alternative, faithful and peaceable reading of theBible, drawing on numerous examples throughout Breaks new ground in debates about sexual ethics and biblicalinterpretation

Savage Rides West

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Author: Sydney J Bounds

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 0719806909

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Railroad baron Lew Preston fears his daughter Barbara might be kidnapped on her journey to marry his associate Jerry Crowther. So Savage, Pinkerton's toughest agent, is hired to escort her by rail from Chicago to California. The demure red-headed Barbara is soon revealed as a hellion. "Red" shows she can rough it when the train is wrecked, and she and Savage join a wagon travelling west. Then, a gang of crooks grab Red, and Savage risks his life in rescuing her. He realizes that Red is a reluctant bride, but doggedly continues west with the girl in tow. But on reaching Crowther in San Francisco, they are caught up in a maelstrom of treachery and torture. Has Savage completed his assignment only to find death?

IZZ of ZIA

THE GOOD the BAD and the NOBLE

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Author: Tom Icon

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496946537

Category: Fiction

Page: 470

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Imagine a book that has you sitting at the edge of your seat, turning each page, from cover to cover with breathless anticipation. Your heart pounds, your hands sweat, your mind wanting to know what happens next. Have you ever read a book that has you mused one moment to the next, and then breaks your heart and leaves you with tears streaming down your cheeks. Are you ready for a read so thought provoking that after reading it you are left changed forever. This is that book. Izz of Zia is the first novel of a three part trilogy that can be interpreted on two separate horizontal stratums: as an exciting, fantasy, action, adventure, or as a deeply spiritual saga. Izz of Zia is set in the First Age of the Noble Kings, in the Middle Era of the First Millennia, in the year one hundred and eleven, in the days of King Ozzdon, in the Empire of Xylenia, on the planet Zia. Betrayal from within threatens to tear a world that has lived in peace for thousands of years apart forever. This work is a multi-faceted writing that intertwines heartbreak with adoration, deceit with truth, betrayal with loyalty, creating a web in which two young heartthrobs that are as different as the east is far from the west learn the fathomless meaning of passion, devotion and true love. This is a book about a faith filled heart that wills to keep going no matter how many time it breaks, no matter how low life beats it down, no matter how close death comes to sweeping it under, hope rises from within. Prepare to be inspired by a love whose story begs to be told, and refuses to be denied no matter how painful, tragic, or tear-jerking.

Worlds Apart

Selected Essays on Ancient Egyptian and Early Christian Thought

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Author: Ihab Khalil

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440117206

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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Combining meticulous research with thoughtful conclusion, this remarkable collection of essays explores ancient Egyptian and early Christian thought and leads to a better, more comprehensive understanding of these ancient peoples key beliefs. Worlds Apart is composed of four well-written essays, each chosen with the purpose of engaging both the layperson and the researcher. Using literary, philosophical, historical, and psychological approaches, Ihab Khalil examines several important components of these two vastly different cultures. Topics include Dualism in ancient Egyptian thought The Myth of Osiris Early Christian Christology, both orthodox and heterodox Christian Mysticism Khalil includes an extensive bibliography of his sources conducive to further study and research. In addition, illustrations, endnotes, and tables complement Khalils writing, leading to an even more thorough understanding of his subject. Insightful and deeply engaging, Worlds Apart is an outstanding contribution to understanding the core beliefs of these two cultures.

Cock Lane And Common-Sense (Annotated Edition)

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Author: Andrew Lang

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849622584

Category:

Page: 128

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This book is annotated with a rare extensive biographical sketch of the author, Andrew Lang, written by Sir Edmund Gosse, CB, a contemporary poet and writer. It is not without hesitation that this book is offered to the reader. Very many people, for very various reasons, would taboo the subjects here discoursed of altogether. These subjects are a certain set of ancient beliefs, for example the belief in clairvoyance, in ‘hauntings,’ in events transcending ordinary natural laws. The peculiarity of these beliefs is, that they have survived the wreck of faith in such elements of witchcraft as metamorphosis, and power to cause tempest or drought. To study such themes is ‘impious,’ or ‘superstitious,’ or ‘useless’. Yet to a pathologist, or anthropologist, the survivals of beliefs must always be curious and attractive illustrations of human nature. Contents: Preface. Introduction. Savage Spiritualism. Ancient Spiritualism. Comparative Psychical Research Haunted Houses Cock Lane And Common-Sense Apparitions, Ghosts, And Hallucinations. Scrying Or Crystal-Gazing The Second Sight Ghosts Before The Law A Modern Trial For Witchcraft Presbyterian Ghost Hunters. The Logic Of Table-Turning The Ghost Theory Of The Origin Of Religion