I Am Number Four

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Pittacus Lore
  • ISBN : 0062007998
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 496
  • Readers : 2462

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The first book of the #1 New York Times bestselling series and the inspiration for the hit movie from Dreamworks! John Smith seems like an ordinary teenager, living a normal life with his guardian Henri in Paradise, Ohio. But for John, keeping a low profile is essential, because he is not an ordinary teenager. He’s an alien from the planet Lorien, and he’s on the run. A group of evil aliens from the planet Mogadore, who destroyed his world, are hunting anyone who escaped. Nine Loric children were sent to Earth to live in hiding until they grew up and developed their Legacies, powers that would help them fight back—and help them save us. Three of them are now dead. John is Number Four, and he knows he’s next…. Michael Bay, director of Transformers, raved: “Number Four is a hero for this generation.” This epic story is perfect for fans of action-packed science fiction like The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey, The Maze Runner series by James Dashner, and Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. The battle for Earth’s survival wages on. Read all of the books: #2: The Power of Six, #3: The Rise of Nine, #4: The Fall of Five, #5: The Revenge of Seven, #6: The Fate of Ten, and #7: United as One. Don’t miss the first book in the brand-new I Am Number Four spin-off series: Generation One.

City of Heavenly Fire

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Cassandra Clare
  • ISBN : 1442416912
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 768
  • Readers : 3052

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series—now with a gorgeous new cover, a map, a new foreword, and exclusive bonus content! City of Heavenly Fire is a Shadowhunters novel. Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian—but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance… Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

Think Like A Freak

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • ISBN : 1443416533
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 6174

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner single-handedly showed the world that applying counter-intuitive approaches to everyday problems can bear surprising results. Think Like a Freak will take readers further inside this special thought process, revealing a new way of approaching the decisions we make, the plans we create and the morals we choose. It answers the question on the lips of everyone who’s read the previous books: How can I apply these ideas to my life? How do I make smarter, harder and better decisions? How can I truly think like a freak? With short, highly entertaining insights running the gamut from “The Upside of Quitting” to “How to Succeed with No Talent,” Think Like a Freak is poised to radically alter the way we think about all aspects of life on this planet.

City of Ashes

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Cassandra Clare
  • ISBN : 1439163847
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 496
  • Readers : 9385

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Is love worth betraying everything? Plunge into the second adventure in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly). Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go -- especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil—and also her father. To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings—and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father? In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.

City of Glass

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Cassandra Clare
  • ISBN : 1439158428
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 580
  • Readers : 1568

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Love is a mortal sin, and the secrets of the past are deadly. Plunge into the third installment in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly). To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters—never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight. As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he’s willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City—whatever the cost? Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the third installment of bestselling series the Mortal Instruments. Includes an exclusive sneak peek of the fourth book in the Mortal Instruments series: City of Fallen Angels! And don't miss the teaser from Clockwork Angel, the first book in the Infernal Devices trilogy, the prequel to the Mortal Instruments series.

The Reality of the Supernatural World

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Todd Bentley
  • ISBN : 0768498910
  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 239
  • Readers : 3820

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: God invites and wants to bring you into a heavenly experience with Him now, so that your life will be a prophetic message that carries supernatural substance. Revivalist Todd Bentley inspires you to develop a kingdom now mindset; by exploring the keys to tearing open the heavens in your life and ministry. As you read this book, you'll come under a powerful anointing to walk daily in the reality of the supernatural as a vessel for miracles, signs, and wonders. Even though this book is about the supernatural realm, the underlying theme is deeper intimacy with God. The Reality of the Supernatural World will inspire you to believe in a bigger God than you have ever known!

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Cassandra Clare,Sarah Rees Brennan,Maureen Johnson,Robin Wasserman
  • ISBN : 1481443275
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 672
  • Readers : 9594

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter is now available in print with ten brand-new comic illustrations! Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. The events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. Whomever this new Simon might be. But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. At least Simon’s trained in weaponry—even if it’s only from hours of playing D&D. Join Simon on his journey to become a Shadowhunter, and learn about the Academy’s illustrious history along the way, through guest lecturers such as Jace Herondale, Tessa Gray, and Magnus Bane. Written by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman, these moving and hilarious short stories are perfect for the fan who just can’t get enough of the Shadowhunters.

City of a Thousand Gates

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Rebecca Sacks
  • ISBN : 1443462195
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 3532

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A novel of great humanity, compassion and astonishing immediacy, this unique debut portrays the emotional reality of contemporary life in the West Bank and the irreconcilable Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A collage of narrative voices and different points of view are woven around the murder of two young people, one Israeli and one Palestinian. Brave and bold, this gorgeously written work of fiction introduces a large cast of characters in a setting where violence is routine, even normal, and where survival is defined by boundaries, walls and checkpoints that force people to live and love within and across them. Hamid has come into Israeli territory illegally to work. He runs into Vera, a German journalist on her way to Jerusalem to cover the story of Salem, a Palestinian boy who is in a coma after being beaten by Israeli teenagers. On her way to the hospital, Vera runs in front of a car driven by Ido, a new father, who is distracted by thoughts of a young Jewish girl murdered by a terrorist. Ori, an eighteen-year-old soldier from a nearby settlement, is guarding the checkpoint through which Hamid’s professor, Samar, must pass. This powerful novel delivers an eminently human, complex and compassionate view of an irreconcilable conflict. Sacks writes unflinchingly about the hate and violence that continues to fuel tensions in the West Bank. It’s an extraordinary debut work of fiction that mines the range of shared human emotions with riveting engagement and understanding.

The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel

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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Author : Cassandra Clare
  • ISBN : 0316476374
  • Publisher : Yen Press LLC
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Readers : 6496

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The first installment of Cassandra Clare's bestselling urban fantasy series, The Mortal Instruments, is adapted into a graphic novel series! Hanging out with her best friend, Simon, is just about the most exciting thing in Clary's life...that is, until she realizes there are people only she can see. But when her mother disappears and a monster attacks her, Clary has to embrace a world that she never even knew existed--a world full of vampires, werewolves, demons, and those who fight for the humans, Shadowhunters...

Cress

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Marissa Meyer
  • ISBN : 1250053188
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Number of Pages : 560
  • Readers : 1672

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! In this third book in Marissa Meyer's bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she's being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she's just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she'd ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

The Lost Book of the White

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Cassandra Clare,Wesley Chu
  • ISBN : 1481495143
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 390
  • Readers : 9241

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu comes the second book in the Eldest Curses series and a thrilling adventure for High Warlock Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood, for whom a death-defying mission into the heart of evil is not just a job, it’s also a romantic getaway. The Lost Book of the White is a Shadowhunters novel. Life is good for Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood. They’re living together in a fabulous loft, their warlock son, Max, has started learning to walk, and the streets of New York are peaceful and quiet—as peaceful and quiet as they ever are, anyway. Until the night that two old acquaintances break into Magnus’s apartment and steal the powerful Book of the White. Now Magnus and Alec will have to drop everything to get it back. They need to follow the thieves to Shanghai, they need to call some backup to accompany them, and they need a babysitter. Also, someone has stabbed Magnus with a strange magical weapon that is changing the very nature of his powers. Fortunately, their backup consists of Clary, Jace, Isabelle, and newly minted Shadowhunter Simon. In Shanghai, they learn that a much darker threat awaits them. Magnus’s magic is growing unstable, and if they can’t stop the demons flooding into the city, they might have to follow them all the way back to the source—to the very realm of the dead.

The Throne of Fire

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 142315438X
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 1275

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this exciting second installment of the three-book series, Carter and Sadie, offspring of the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane, embark on a worldwide search for the Book of Ra, but the House of Life and the gods of chaos are determined to stop them.

City of Fallen Angels

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Cassandra Clare
  • ISBN : 144240356X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 434
  • Readers : 9103

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Trust is dangerous, and to love is to destroy. Plunge into the fourth installment in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly). The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend. But nothing comes without a price. Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her—his mother just found out that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace. The stakes are higher than ever in the #1 New York Times bestselling fourth installment of the Mortal Instruments series.

Sophie's World

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • ISBN : 1466804270
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 9435

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Ransom Riggs
  • ISBN : 1594745137
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 2232

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Read the #1 New York Times best-selling series before it continues in A Map of Days. Bonus features • Q&A with author Ransom Riggs • Eight pages of color stills from the film • Sneak preview of Hollow City, the next novel in the series A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. “A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars “With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly “‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”—People “You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.”—Seventeen

The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel

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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Author : Cassandra Clare
  • ISBN : 1975358740
  • Publisher : Yen Press LLC
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Readers : 8250

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The third installment of the graphic novel adaptation of Cassandra Clare's bestselling The Mortal Instruments! With the truth about her family brought to light, Clary just wants to find a way to return to as normal a life as possible. But with Downworlders being killed around the city and Jace in serious trouble, it might be time for her to stand up and grab the power she never even knew she had inside her... The suspense keeps building! What will happen to these beloved characters, brought to life by Cassandra Jean's lush artwork and beautiful color illustrations? Includes a brand-new, exclusive scene written by Cassandra Clare!

Mein Kampf

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Adolf Hitler
  • ISBN : 9390504872
  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 560
  • Readers : 8655

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: ‘MEIN KAMPF’ is the autobiography of Adolf Hitler gives detailed insight into the mission and vision of Adolf Hitler that shook the world. This book is the merger of two volumes. The first volume of MEIN KAMPF’ was written while the author was imprisioned in a Bavarian fortress. The book deals with events which brought the author into this blight. It was the hour of Germany’s deepest humiliation, when Napolean has dismembered the old German Empire and French soldiers occupied almost the whole of Germony. The books narrates how Hitler was arrested with several of his comrades and imprisoned in the fortress of Landsberg on the river Lech. During this period only the author wrote the first volume of MEIN KAMPF. The Second volume of MEIN KAMPF was written after release of Hitler from prison and it was published after the French had left the Ruhr, the tramp of the invading armies still echoed in German ears and the terrible ravages had plunged the country into a state of social and economic Chaos. The beauty of the book is, MEIN KAMPF is an historical document which bears the emprint of its own time. Moreover, Hitler has declared that his acts and ‘public statements’ constitute a partial revision of his book and are to be taken as such. Also, the author has translated Hitler’s ideal, the Volkischer Staat, as the People’s State. The author has tried his best making German Vocabulary easy to understand. You will never be satisfied until go through the whole book. A must read book, which is one of the most widely circulated and read books worldwide.

The Infernal Devices

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Cassandra Clare
  • ISBN : 1442483989
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 1520
  • Readers : 5344

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: All three books in the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy are now together in one boxed set! Step back in time with the Shadowhunters with this eBook collection of the New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy. Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment. The Shadowhunters of the Victorian Age delve into all of these—in addition to darkness and danger—in the Infernal Devices trilogy, packaged in an eBook collection that includes Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, and Clockwork Princess.

Indian Horse

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Richard Wagamese
  • ISBN : 1553659708
  • Publisher : D & M Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 232
  • Readers : 1810

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "An unforgettable work of art."—The National Post Saul Indian Horse is dying. Tucked away in a hospice high above the clash and clang of a big city, he embarks on a marvellous journey of imagination back through the life he led as a northern Ojibway, with all its sorrows and joys. With compassion and insight, author Richard Wagamese traces through his fictional characters the decline of a culture and a cultural way. For Saul, taken forcibly from the land and his family when he's sent to residential school, salvation comes for a while through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. But in the harsh realities of 1960s Canada, he battles obdurate racism and the spirit-destroying effects of cultural alienation and displacement. Indian Horse unfolds against the bleak loveliness of northern Ontario, all rock, marsh, bog and cedar. Wagamese writes with a spare beauty, penetrating the heart of a remarkable Ojibway man. Drawing on his great-grandfather's mystical gift of vision, Saul Indian Horse comes to recognize the influence of everyday magic on his own life. In this wise and moving novel, Richard Wagamese shares that gift of magic with readers as well.

Red Pyramid, The (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • ISBN : 1423142497
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 528
  • Readers : 3846

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane. One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives. From the creator of the hit Percy Jackson series.

The Journey of Israel - Teacher's Manual PDF

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Dr. Brian J. Bailey
  • ISBN : 159665015X
  • Publisher : Zion Christian Publishers
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 3093

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The study of Israel’s journey from Egypt to the Promised Land is in reality a picture of the spiritual progression of a believer from new born babes in Christ to becoming mature fathers and mothers in the faith. Dr. Bailey will take you on a journey, where you will be given keys to attaining ever-greater heights in your relationship with Christ, until you come unto spiritual Mount Zion, and can say with the Apostle Paul, “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

The Brothers Karamazov

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
  • ISBN : 3985516723
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Number of Pages : 577
  • Readers : 3478

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. Dostoevsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial in The Russian Messenger and completed in November 1880. Dostoevsky intended it to be the first part in an epic story titled The Life of a Great Sinner, but he died less than four months after its publication. The book portrays a parricide in which each of the murdered man's sons share a varying degree of complicity. On a deeper level, it is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, reason, free will and modern Russia. Dostoevsky composed much of the novel in Staraya Russa, which is also the main setting of the novel.

WAR AND PEACE (Aylmer & Louise Maude's Translation)

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Leo Tolstoy
  • ISBN : 8027234700
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Number of Pages : 1456
  • Readers : 9492

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This eBook edition of "WAR AND PEACE (Aylmer & Louise Maude's Translation)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. War and Peace is regarded as one of the central works of world literature and was first published in its entirety in 1869. The novel charts the history of the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. Time magazine ranked War and Peace third in its poll of the 10 greatest books of all time. This complete English version translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude was originally published in 1922. The Maudes are classical translators of Leo Tolstoy who worked directly with the author and gained his personal endorsement. This edition includes all 15 books + the first and second epilogue along with reminiscences. Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy or Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, he is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877) which are often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. He also wrote plays and numerous philosophical essays.

Misthological Models Part 5: A Panoramic View of New Jerusalem

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Marty A. Cauley
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Misthological Press
  • Number of Pages : 504
  • Readers : 1861

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Misthological Models Part 5 continues the author’s exploration of the nature of the outer darkness in relation to New Jerusalem. An examination of New Jerusalem in the historical past and prehistorical past is made in conjunction with theories of pre-Adamic cities to explain how Abraham could be searching for a Heavenly City that existed from before the foundation of the world. Present and future implications regarding New Jerusalem are also explored. Discussions of the existence of both God and the City in their own spacetimes are also evaluated. Principle improvements over The Outer Darkness in the present book include the following: (1) the juxtaposition of a celestial outer darkness for those in celestial bodies as opposed to a terrestrial outer darkness for those in terrestrial bodies; (2) scriptural affirmation that Jesus in His glorified body can be in multiple places at one time and thus as omnipresent as He wishes to be in the fullest sense of the word; (3) inferences that the Bride can be semi-omnipresent; (4) the plausible inference that Jesus is a 7D being with a 6D Bride; (5) the speculation that the Heavenly City might be found in 5D, 4D, and 3D spacetime continuums with hierarchical degrees of access, spatiality, and temporality; (6) the pragmatic suggestion that the 3D City will be replicated; (7) a proposal as to why the gates of the replicated Celestial City correspond to terrestrial access and direction; (8) the proposition that faithful 3D smortals can become 4D immortals who assist in the commerce of the replicated 3D Cities and serve as assistant rulers over other smortals; (9) the broadening of smortals to include select Jews during the tribulational; (10) the postulation that the Bride will be able to create universes; (11) spatial and temporal visualizations for the higher degree of dimensionality for Lord and Bride; (12) a hypothesis for why the Satanic rebellion at the end of the millennium is allowed.

Fire Resistance in American Heavy Timber Construction

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Jesse Heitz
  • ISBN : 3319321285
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 118
  • Readers : 2443

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This volume presents a history of heavy timber construction (HTC) in the United States, chronicling nearly two centuries of building history, from inception to a detailed evaluation of one of the best surviving examples of the type, with an emphasis on fire resistance. The book does not limit itself in scope to serving only as a common history. Rather, it provides critical analysis of HTC in terms of construction methods, design, technical specifications, and historical performance under fire conditions. As such, this book provides readers with a truly comprehensive understanding and exploration of heavy timber construction in the United States and its performance under fire conditions.

Her Gates Will Never Be Shut

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Brad Jersak
  • ISBN : 1630871281
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 234
  • Readers : 6798

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Everlasting hell and divine judgment, a lake of fire and brimstone--these mainstays of evangelical tradition have come under fire once again in recent decades. Would the God of love revealed by Jesus really consign the vast majority of humankind to a destiny of eternal, conscious torment? Is divine mercy bound by the demands of justice? How can anyone presume to know who is saved from the flames and who is not? Reacting to presumptions in like manner, others write off the fiery images of final judgment altogether. If there is a God who loves us, then surely all are welcome into the heavenly kingdom, regardless of their beliefs or behaviors in this life. Yet, given the sheer volume of threat rhetoric in the Scriptures and the wickedness manifest in human history, the pop-universalism of our day sounds more like denial than hope. Mercy triumphs over judgment; it does not skirt it. Her Gates Will Never Be Shut endeavors to reconsider what the Bible and the Church have actually said about hell and hope, noting a breadth of real possibilities that undermines every presumption. The polyphony of perspectives on hell and hope offered by the prophets, apostles, and Jesus humble our obsessive need to harmonize every text into a neat theological system. But they open the door to the eternal hope found in Revelation 21-22: the City whose gates will never be shut; where the Spirit and Bride perpetually invite the thirsty who are outside the city to "Come, drink of the waters of life."

The Secular Spectacle

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Chad E. Seales
  • ISBN : 0199860297
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 9451

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Tracing the religious history of Siler City, North Carolina, Chad E. Seales argues that southern whites cultivated their own regional brand of American secularism and employed it, alongside public religious performances, to claim and regulate public spaces. Over the course of the twentieth century, they wielded secularism to segregate racialized bodies, to challenge local changes resulting from civil rights legislation, and to respond to the arrival of Latino migrants. Combining ethnographic and archival sources, Seales studies the themes of industrialization, nationalism, civility, privatization, and migration through the local history of Siler City; its neighborhood patterns, Fourth of July parades, Confederate soldiers, minstrel shows, mock weddings, banking practices, police shootings, Good Friday processions, public protests, and downtown mural displays. Offering a spatial approach to the study of performative religion, The Secular Spectacle presents a generative narrative of secularism from the perspective of evangelical Protestants in the American South.

Troubadour of the Kingdom

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Gregory S. Camp
  • ISBN : 1532679807
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 230
  • Readers : 4060

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Joel Rufus Moseley (1870-1954) is one of the forgotten twentieth-century champions of American Pentecostalism. A brilliant scholar and university professor, he left the accolades of academia and searched a number of spiritual paths until he embraced Pentecostalism in 1910. Thereafter he began a lay ministry to the down-and-outs of society, openly campaigning against capital punishment, for racial desegregation, and above all else for living a life in the Holy Spirit he described as "Life as Love." He blazed a path that was to influence (and confound) many Pentecostal leaders of his time, provided an example to those who would lead what become known as the Charismatic Renewal, and enjoyed a life of joy one rarely encounters. A contemporary version of St. Francis of Assisi, Rufus Moseley shunned position, power, politics, religious titles, and seeking after wealth in favor of following simplicity and depth of spiritual life. Like his thirteenth-century counterpart, he lived a life of gratitude, of "littleness," and above all, love. Moseley offers encouragement as well as reproof to the contemporary charismatic movement to again seek the simplicity that is in Christ.

The Closing of the Liberal Mind

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Kim R. Holmes
  • ISBN : 1594039569
  • Publisher : Encounter Books
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 5611

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State and currently Acting Senior Vice President for Research at The Heritage Foundation, Kim R. Holmes surveys the state of liberalism in America today and finds that it is becoming its opposite—illiberalism—abandoning the precepts of open-mindedness and respect for individual rights, liberties, and the rule of law upon which the country was founded, and becoming instead an intolerant, rigidly dogmatic ideology that abhors dissent and stifles free speech. Tracing the new illiberalism historically to the radical Enlightenment, a movement that rejected the classic liberal ideas of the moderate Enlightenment that were prominent in the American Founding, Holmes argues that today’s liberalism has forsaken its American roots, incorporating instead the authoritarian, anti-clerical, and anti-capitalist prejudices of the radical and largely European Left. The result is a closing of the American liberal mind. Where once freedom of speech and expression were sacrosanct, today liberalism employs speech codes, trigger warnings, boycotts, and shaming rituals to stifle freedom of thought, expression, and action. It is no longer appropriate to call it liberalism at all, but illiberalism—a set of ideas in politics, government, and popular culture that increasingly reflects authoritarian and even anti-democratic values, and which is devising new strategies of exclusiveness to eliminate certain ideas and people from the political process. Although illiberalism has always been a temptation for American liberals, lurking in the radical fringes of the Left, it is today the dominant ideology of progressive liberal circles. This makes it a new danger not only to the once venerable tradition of liberalism, but to the American nation itself, which needs a viable liberal tradition that pursues social and economic equality while respecting individual liberties.

B-29 Superfortress Units of the Korean War

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Robert F Dorr
  • ISBN : 1782009035
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 96
  • Readers : 1126

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book is the story of a majestic bomber of the propeller era flying perilous combat missions against a sleek, nimble warplane of the jet age, the Soviet MiG-15. A very heavy bomber and a sky giant during World War 2, at that time the B-29 was the most advanced combat aircraft in the world. By the time North Korea attacked its southern neighbour in 1950, the B-29 had been reclassified a medium bomber. Many of its crew members had fought their war and settled down to raise families and begin careers only to be recalled to fight another war on a distant Asian peninsula.

Misthological Models Part 1

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  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Author : Marty A. Cauley
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Misthological Press
  • Number of Pages : 126
  • Readers : 9072

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The present author released his magnum opus, The Outer Darkness, at the same time Joseph Dillow released his, Final Destiny. Both authors maintain that the outer darkness pictures a loss of rewards for unfaithful believers, but they differ in particulars, especially pertaining to spatial implications of the outer darkness. Dillow leans toward a more thoroughgoing metaphorical understanding of the outer darkness, while Cauley pursues more literal models. After the initial releases of their books, Cauley assisted Dillow in the proofreading of Destiny and made suggestions and inquiries regarding Dillow’s treatment of the outer darkness. Dillow, in turn, experimented with various modifications of his model. In the present book, Misthological Models Part 1, Cauley documents some of the variations that he and Dillow discussed. The present book, therefore, provides a history of interpretation regarding the interaction that these two scholars undertook during this span of time regarding these models for the outer darkness and its relation to New Jerusalem. Eventually, Dillow made an ingenuous modification to his model that allowed him to make the outer darkness immediately applicable at the Bema, even during the first part of the tribulation. This differed from the classical misthological position which Cauley had taken in postponing the results of the Bema in regards to the outer darkness until the beginning of the millennium. Cauley found this innovation by Dillow to be appealing, but not without its problems. Consequently, he consulted his friend, Scott Crawford, who had a similar competing model, to see if his model might assist in formulating a more plausible version of Dillow’s model. In fleshing out that model, various syntheses of the models were produced for consideration. The present book likewise discusses Crawford’s model and these synthetic models as well. At the same time, the differences that Cauley, Crawford, and Dillow take regarding the duration of regret experienced by unfaithful believers as a result of the Bema have also been explained and evaluated. Part 1 of this series lays the foundation for the conclusion that will be reached as the series proceeds regarding the various models considered.

Transnational Cinema and Ideology

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Milja Radovic
  • ISBN : 1135013209
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 164
  • Readers : 9582

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Increasingly, as the production, distribution and audience of films cross national boundaries, film scholars have begun to think in terms of ‘transnational’ rather than national cinema. This book is positioned within the emerging field of transnational cinema, and offers a groundbreaking study of the relationship between transnational cinema and ideology. The book focuses in particular on the complex ways in which religion, identity and cultural myths interact in specific cinematic representations of ideology. Author Milja Radovic approaches the selected films as national, regional products, and then moves on to comparative analysis and discussion of their transnational aspects. This book also addresses the question of whether transnationalism reinforces the nation or not; one of the possible answers to this question may be given through the exploration of the cinema of national states and its transnational aspects. Radovic illustrates the ways in which these issues, represented and framed by films, are transmitted beyond their nation-state borders and local ideologies in which they originated – and questions whether therefore one can have an understanding of transnational cinema as a platform for political dialogue.

The First Philosophers

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  • Category : Philosophy
  • Author : Not Available
  • ISBN : 0191605069
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 7035

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The first philosophers paved the way for the work of Plato and Aristotle - and hence for the whole of Western thought. Aristotle said that philosophy begins with wonder, and the first Western philosophers developed theories of the world which express simultaneously their sense of wonder and their intuition that the world should be comprehensible. But their enterprise was by no means limited to this proto-scientific task. Through, for instance, Heraclitus' enigmatic sayings, the poetry of Parmenides and Empedocles, and Zeno's paradoxes, the Western world was introduced to metaphysics, rationalist theology, ethics, and logic, by thinkers who often seem to be mystics or shamans as much as philosophers or scientists in the modern mould. And out of the Sophists' reflections on human beings and their place in the world arose and interest in language, and in political, moral, and social philosophy. This volume contains a translation of all the most important fragments of the Presocratics and Sophists, and of the most informative testimonia from ancient sources, supplemented by lucid commentary. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Espectros íntimos

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  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Author : Alberto Palacios Boix
  • ISBN : 6070309995
  • Publisher : Siglo XXI Editores México
  • Number of Pages : 335
  • Readers : 6515

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: El miedo puede definirse como esa fuerza instintiva que nos induce a la autopreservación. Lo podemos rastrear en el comportamiento más elemental de todas las especies. Cuando se analizan las trazas de cualquier religión, descubrimos que el misticismo y la veneración de arquetipos apelan al temor innato de los seres humanos. El anhelo civilizador ha enfatizado la contrición y la obediencia, tanto como recurre a la condena y al exilio para castigar a quienes transgreden tales códigos y desestiman el miedo que vela tras ellos. Este libro es un recorrido puntual en torno a diversas experiencias que subyacen al temor inherente de vivir, sufrir o intimar con la muerte. Los lectores encontrarán en estas páginas un remanso y con suerte un oráculo para responder a sus interrogantes. Acaso este viaje le convidará a descifrar sus propios espantos.