The dying of the light

the disengagement of colleges and universities from their Christian churches


Author: James Tunstead Burtchaell

Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co


Category: Education

Page: 868

View: 5397

Selected by Christianity Today as one of the top ten books of 1999, The Dying of the Light provides case studies of seventeen denominationally diverse colleges and universities that explore the dynamics of church-school relations and show how and why they have tended to wither over time.

The Dying of the Light


Author: Donald J. Richardson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 144903327X

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 1487

A young homeless man begins helping in a retirement home. By living and working there, he is confronted more and more by the problems of aging. When asked to interview some residents for a paper he records lonely depressed men, a woman afflicted with Alzheimer's, and men and women highly alert into their nineties but physically handicapped. All residents are glad somebody is listening to them. Through their talking, Jacob realizes that to become old is hard work and his life is changed forever.

Against the Dying of the Light

A Parent's Story of Love, Loss and Hope


Author: Leonard Fein

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 1580231977

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

View: 542

The author chronicles the sudden death of his 30-year-old daughter, sharing his personal journey from the ruins of this tragic event, the strength he gained in coping with death, and how his Jewish life, knowledge and community supported him in the mourning process.

The Dying of the Light: Interval


Author: Jason Kristopher

Publisher: Grey Gecko Press

ISBN: 1938821246

Category: Antarctica

Page: 341

View: 7155

The world has ended, and the few who are left struggle day by day to survive. They hoped that the worst thing they would have to deal with in this new world would be the walkers, come to rip and tear and kill. They were wrong. There are worse things than zombies. A refuge for the last remnants of the United States has gone silent and dark, while another has succumbed to the basest parts of human nature. Yet all is not lost, for in the farthest and coldest corner of the globe, marooned in an icy prison, a scientist has made a stunning breakthrough. A desparate rescue mission is launched to bring back the one person who can save them all, but the trip is long and dangerous, and its fate is uncertain.

The Dying of the Light: End


Author: Jason Kristopher

Publisher: Grey Gecko Press

ISBN: 0983618526

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9380

The U.S. military has hidden the existence of a zombie threat for over 100 years, but now the secret is out. Lone survivor of Fall Creek, David Blake enlists in a secret military group to combat this threat. But is it too late?

Dying of the Light

A Novel


Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553900972

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4463

In this unforgettable space opera, #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin presents a chilling vision of eternal night—a volatile world where cultures clash, codes of honor do not exist, and the hunter and the hunted are often interchangeable. A whisperjewel has summoned Dirk t’Larien to Worlorn, and a love he thinks he lost. But Worlorn isn’t the world Dirk imagined, and Gwen Delvano is no longer the woman he once knew. She is bound to another man, and to a dying planet that is trapped in twilight. Gwen needs Dirk’s protection, and he will do anything to keep her safe, even if it means challenging the barbaric man who has claimed her. But an impenetrable veil of secrecy surrounds them all, and it’s becoming impossible for Dirk to distinguish between his allies and his enemies. In this dangerous triangle, one is hurtling toward escape, another toward revenge, and the last toward a brutal, untimely demise. “Dying of the Light blew the doors off of my idea of what fiction could be and could do, what a work of unbridled imagination could make a reader feel and believe.”—Michael Chabon “Slick science fiction . . . the Wild West in outer space.”—Los Angeles Times “Something special which will keep Worlorn and its people in the reader’s mind long after the final page is read.”—Galileo magazine “The galactic background is excellent. . . . Martin knows how to hold the reader.”—Asimov’s “George R. R. Martin has the voice of a poet and a mind like a steel trap.”—Algis Budrys

The Dying of the Light (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9)


Author: Derek Landy

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007489293

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 608

View: 2758

The ninth book in the original, jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. Valkyrie. Darquesse. Stephanie. The world ain’t big enough for the three of them. The end will come...

The Dying of the Light

A Novel


Author: Robert Goolrick

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062678248

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6677

From the author of the bestselling A Reliable Wife comes a dramatic, passionate tale of a glamorous Southern debutante who marries for money and ultimately suffers for love—a southern gothic as written by Dominick Dunne. It begins with a house and ends in ashes . . . Diana Cooke was "born with the century" and came of age just after World War I. The daughter of Virginia gentry, she knew early that her parents had only one asset, besides her famous beauty: their stately house, Saratoga, the largest in the commonwealth, which has hosted the crème of society and Hollywood royalty. Though they are land-rich, the Cookes do not have the means to sustain the estate. Without a wealthy husband, Diana will lose the mansion that has been the heart and soul of her family for five generations. The mysterious Captain Copperton is an outsider with no bloodline but plenty of cash. Seeing the ravishing nineteen-year-old Diana for the first time, he’s determined to have her. Diana knows that marrying him would make the Cookes solvent and ensure that Saratoga will always be theirs. Yet Copperton is cruel as well as vulgar; while she admires his money, she cannot abide him. Carrying the weight of Saratoga and generations of Cookes on her shoulders, she ultimately succumbs to duty, sacrificing everything, including love. Luckily for Diana, fate intervenes. Her union with Copperton is brief and gives her a son she adores. But when her handsome, charming Ashton, now grown, returns to Saratoga with his college roommate, the real scandal and tragedy begins. Reveling in the secrets, mores, and society of twentieth-century genteel Southern life, The Dying of the Light is a romance, a melodrama, and a cautionary tale told with the grandeur and sweep of an epic Hollywood classic.

Dying of the Light


Author: Gillian Galbraith

Publisher: Polygon

ISBN: 9781846974014


Page: 224

View: 9215

Midwinter, a freezing night in Leith, near Edinburgh's red light district. A policewoman's flashlight stabs the darkness in a snow-covered cemetery. The circle of light stops on a colourless, dead face. So begins the hunt for a serial murderer of prostitutes in Gillian Galbraith's third Alice Rice mystery, Dying of the Light. Partly inspired by the real-life killings of prostitutes in Ipswich, this novel explores a hidden world where sex is bartered for money and drugs. Off-duty, Alice's home life continues its uneven course. Her romance with the artist Ian Melville offers the prospect of happiness, but is plagued by insecurity. Her demented but determined neighbour, Miss Spinnell, offers a new challenge to Alice's patience at every meeting.