The City of Splendors

A Waterdeep Novel

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Author: Ed Greenwood,Elaine Cunningham

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 0786960221

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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In the streets of Waterdeep, conspiracies run like water through the gutters, bubbling beneath the seeming calm of the city’s life. As a band of young, foppish lords discovers there is a dark side to the city they all love, a sinister mage and his son seek to create perverted creatures to further their twisted ends. From the Paperback edition.

Mountain Gloom and Mountain Glory

The Development of the Aesthetics of the Infinite

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Author: Marjorie Hope Nicolson

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295975771

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 403

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To English poets and writers of the seventeenth century, as to their predecessors, mountains were ugly protuberances which disfigured nature and threatened the symmetry of earth; they were symbols God’s wrath. Yet, less than two centuries later the romantic poets sang in praise of mountain splendor, of glorious heights that stirred their souls to divine ecstasy. In this very readable and fascinating study, Marjorie Hope Nicolson considers the intellectual renaissance at the close of the seventeenth century that caused the shift from mountain gloom to mountain glory. She examines various writers from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries and traces both the causes and the process of this drastic change in perception.

Faith in All Its Splendor

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Author: C. H. Spurgeon

Publisher: Sovereign Grace Publishers,

ISBN: 1589603761

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) earned the title, ''The Prince of Preachers'' by his untiring pulpit work which produced many thousands of sermons in his 40+ years of preaching. This fine collection of Spurgeon's sermons on faith has twelve different sermons, variously displaying various kinds of faith. Sermon 1: Little Faith. Some born-again Christians have little, or weak, faith. Spurgeon points out first that it is a burden to have but little faith. Though Little-faith is quite sure of Heaven, Yet he suffers from lack of assurance. Unlike normal faith, it does not grow steadily from faith to faith. He quotes Bunyan as saying that one of little faith has a host of fears. ''It has more lives than a cat, '' if you kill it over and over, it still lives. He is always safe, but he seldom knows it. Sermon 2: Here the reader is instructed in ''Seeing Jesus, '' by faith. Faith is the eye of the soul. It alone will be ''looking unto Jesus.'' Seeing Jesus is a continuous thing with faith. It is not just a now and then thing. It is current, not future. It never completely loses sight of the Savior as long as it is exercised. He is everywhere, therefore we can see Him everywhere we are, or where we go. Sermon 3: The difference between little faith and great faith is not such a great gulf as that between little faith and no faith. At times Jesus called the apostles ''Little faiths'' (Matt. 8:26; 16:8; Luke 12:28). Peter had faith to walk on the water until he looked at the wind instead of Jesus. Faith is never in danger as long as it has its eye on Jesus. Sermon 4: Faith is essential to please God. (Heb. 11:6). No invention of men can please God without faith. If God is pleased to give useverlasting life, it should be the object of our lives to please God. To faith, His commands will be precious, and the faithful will always be obeying. Sermon 5: There is a necessity of growing faith. The apostle was cheered that the Thessalonians had faith that grew exceedingly (2 Thess. 1:4). If we know our faith is growing, it is a subject for devout thanksgiving. Increased faith is of unspeakable value. Let us diligently pursue it. Sermon 6: Faith is a shield (Eph. 6:16). All Christians are born to be warriors, and faith is our shield to use against the world, the flesh, and the devil. The more the faith, the more the attacks, and the shield of faith receives many a blow. Christians should learn to wield the shield, and the lessons are all in the Bible. Christ used Scripture to fight off Satan's attempts to down him. Sermon 7: Increased faith increases peace. Sermon 8: Mature faith was illustrated by Abraham's offering up of Isaac. First there was the trial. He must lose the son of the promise by his own act. Abraham did not hesitate, he was quick to obey. He was careful to take everything necessary to do the deed. Lastly, he proceeded to very instant of putting the knife to the throat of his beloved son. Did this not display mature faith indeed? Sermons 9, 10, 11, 12 are equally precious and rewarding: Faith and Life; Faith's Dawn and Cloud; Faith and Its Privileges; and lastly, the Nobleman's Faith.

The Discarded Image

An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature

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Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521477352

Category: History

Page: 231

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C.S. Lewis' The Discarded Image paints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, as historical and cultural background to the literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It describes the "image" discarded by later ages as "the medieval synthesis itself, the whole organization of their theology, science and history into a single, complex, harmonious mental model of the universe." This, Lewis' last book, was hailed as "the final memorial to the work of a great scholar and teacher and a wise and noble mind."

Buddhist & Christian Gospels

Being Gospel Parallels from Pāli Texts [reprinted with Additions] Now First Compared from the Originals

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Author: Albert Joseph Edmunds,Masaharu Anesaki

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Buddhism

Page: 230

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Big Foot Adventures Down Under

Book One in the Series ‘Spirits Alive’

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Author: Maggie Meyer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479745480

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

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Out of the dawn of Man they came; the huge, hairy, monstrous ape-men of the aboriginal myth and legend. They haunted the more remote, mountainous forest recesses of the Australian continent, as well as the inhospitable open country of the vast interior... They are 'megastralian' monster-men of both myth and reality who come from a time, lost so far back in the mists of the past that their origins can at present only be guessed at. Yet they lived - for they have left evidence of their former presence, in the folklore of our aborigines, as well as in their massive stone implements scattered across the country, and in the often monstrous foot prints they left to fossilize into rock as they journeyed across the landscape of this timeless land... Excerpts from 'Giants From the Dreamtime - The Yowie in Myth and Reality' - Rex Gilroy.

Shelley

a collection of critical essays

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Author: George M. Ridenour

Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

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Collected essays provide illuminating insight into the poet's sensitivity and understanding of the workings of the human mind

The Splendor of Silence

A Novel

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Author: Indu Sundaresan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743293815

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Set in India during four searing pre-monsoon days in May 1942, The Splendor of Silence is internationally bestselling author Indu Sundaresan's most unforgettable accomplishment yet, merging her Indian and American backgrounds into a heartrending tale of love and clashing cultures in a time of war. Sam Hawthorne, a twenty-five-year-old U.S. Army captain, arrives at the princely state of Rudrakot in search of his missing brother, Mike, carrying with him wounds from combat in Burma and several secrets. But Sam's mission is soon threatened by the unlikeliest of sources -- he falls hopelessly in love with Mila, daughter of the local political agent. Mila, unexpectedly attracted to Sam, nurtures a secret of her own and finds herself torn between loyalty to her family and Sam. The Splendor of Silence opens twenty-one years later with Olivia, Sam's daughter, receiving a trunk of treasures from India, along with a letter from an unknown narrator that finally fills all the silences of her childhood -- telling her the story of her parents' passionate and enduring love for each other that throws them in the path of racial prejudice, nationalist intrigue, and the explosive circumstances of a country and a society on the brink of independence from British rule. Sweeping and poignant, reminiscent of Paul Scott's Raj Quartet novels, The Splendor of Silence will draw a host of devoted new fans to this hugely gifted storyteller.

Relish the Splendor of His Glory

UNDER THE INFLUENCE

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Author: Princess Nikky

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491836695

Category: Reference

Page: 232

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Revelation is a product of divine visitation and inspiration which eventually transforms and humbles us in His presence. Do you yearn for a change in your life? Are you tired of life of shame, rejection, depression, dejection, lack, want and going round in circle? You need a touch of God: you need God’s divine visitation. Realizing that you can not be divinely inspired out of your education or your degrees; it can only be by His grace. Therefore, from divine inspiration comes the revelation of His Word which results into transformation. I believe that we can not receive anything unless it is given to us by the Almighty God: the Creator of the universe. This book is however written to avail people of the importance of accessing divine revelation of the Word of God to: DISCOVER GOD’S GLORIOUS PLAN FOR THEIR LIFE: LIVE IT, WALK IT AND ACTUALIZE IT. It is a divinely inspired book with divine instructions to walk in the light of God to fulfill our destiny. God has a plan and purpose for all His children, His plan is in their destiny and their destiny lies in their future. However, as God’s chosen vessels, we need to be under His influence: be filled with His wine, come under the intoxicating effect of the Word of God: and live under its influence. The wine of the Word brings you under the supernatural influence of the Word in your daily life. You become conscious of your status in life with a paradigm shift from your old to your new self. You become unstoppable, filled with the power to decide the happenings in your life. You are in command just like Jesus Christ: the Commander in Chief of the universe Himself. • Read Under the Influence to be divinely guided and inspired • Read the Bible to be wise • Believe it to be safe • Practice it to be holy • Let it fill your memory, rule your heart and guide your feet. As you read this book, be ready to go far, beyond and above for you are now sitted with Christ in heavenly places. Amen.