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Primal Aspects Book 1

By Zackery Brown
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Isbn : 1460297849
  • Pages : 246
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Mankind is threatened with extinction as superhuman beings known as primal aspects make it their goal to overthrow humanity. Led by an immensely powerful leader, human kind's only hope for survival is resting on the return of an even greater power; a legend unseen for countless centuries. Twelve year-old Naster Borew's town is destroyed in the wake of the upheaval brought on by the primal aspects. Separated from his loved ones, Naster must embark on a journey to find his friends, family, and the only hope to stop the rampage that will bring humanity to its knees.

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Now appearing in an English translation, this book by Szymon Paczkowski is the first in-depth exploration of the Polish style in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach spent almost thirty years living and working in Leipzig in Saxony, a country ruled by Friedrich August I and his son Friedrich August II, who were also kings of Poland (as August II and August III). This period of close Polish-Saxon relations left a significant imprint on Bach’s music. Paczkowski’s meticulous account of this complex political and cultural dynamic sheds new light on many of Bach’s familiar pieces. The book explores the semantic and rhetorical functions that undergird the symbolism of the Polish style in Baroque music. It demonstrates how the notion of a Polish style in music was developed in German music theory, and conjectures that Bach’s successful application for the title of Court Composer at the court of the Elector of Saxony and King of Poland would induce the composer to deliberately use elements of the Polish style. This comprehensive study of the way Bach used the Polish style in his music moves beyond technical analysis to place the pieces within the context of Baroque customs and discourse. This ambitious and inspiring study is an original contribution to the scholarly conversation concerning Bach’s music, focusing on the symbolism of the polonaise, the most popular and recognizable Polish dance in 18th-century Saxony. In Saxony at this time the polonaise was associated with the ceremonies of the royal-electoral court in Dresden, and Saxon musicians regarded it as a musical symbol of royalty. Paczkowski explores this symbolism of the Polish royal dance in Bach’s instrumental music and, which is also to be found to an even greater extent, in his vocal works. The Polish Style in the Music of Johann Sebastian Bach provides wide-ranging interpretations based on a careful analysis of the sources explored within historical and theological context. The book is a valuable source for both teaching and further research, and will find readers not only among musicologists, but also historians, art historians, and readers in cultural studies. All lovers of Bach’s music will appreciate this lucid and intriguing study.

Harbingers of the Apocalypse

By Sandra A. Haynes
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1664135375
  • Pages : 386
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 969
  • File Pdf: harbingers-of-the-apocalypse.pdf

Book Summary:

The book “Harbingers of the Apocalypse”, presented in rhymed and metered poetry, indicates the author’s view that the current events now transpiring in the world are not just random happenstances, which can be blamed on global warming, but are the result of fulfillment of Bible prophecy, which heralds the event of the second coming of Jesus Christ. Passages in the poetry reflect prophetic Bible truths, which are currently being observed by the calamities now occurring as warnings given to awaken humanity. The author’s poems can be considered as having a lesson to teach and a point to make. The book also contains practical reflections on life regarding relationships, lessons from the Book of Daniel, inspirational poems, and a section on Christmas.

The Hundredfold

By Anthony Esolen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Isbn : 1642290866
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 406
  • File Pdf: the-hundredfold.pdf

Book Summary:

The Hundredfold is a tapestry of hymns, monologues, and short lyrics knit together as one book-length poem in praise of Christ in all his startling humanity. Drawing from the riches of the English poetic tradition—meter, rhyme, music—the poet considers the mysterious man from Nazareth and the world he came to set on fire with splendor. Having made a career translating the Italian masters Dante and Tasso, Anthony Esolen now puts on the dusty mantle of such English craftsmen as Donne, Milton, and Hopkins in his first book of original contemplative poetry. The Hundredfold contains dramatic monologues set in first-century Greece and Palestine; lyrical meditations on creation, longing, failure, modern emptiness, and unshakeable hope; and twenty-one brand-new hymns, set to such traditional melodies as “Picardy” and “Old One-Hundred-Twenty-Fourth”. The book includes an introduction with diamond-sharp insights into English poetic form—at a time when form is so often misunderstood, if not dismissed. It provides an invaluable resource for students, teachers, and poets themselves, as well as those who simply read poetry for pleasure.

Middle East Tapestry

By Roger H. Guichard
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1725298341
  • Pages : 364
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 809
  • File Pdf: middle-east-tapestry.pdf

Book Summary:

Middle East Tapestry represents the final installment of my thirty-plus years living and working in the Arab and Muslim worlds. The previous works, Masr and At the Margins, covered outlying areas of the region, including Egypt, South Asia, and West Africa. This book marks a return to the central lands of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula, including Saudi Arabia and Yemen, with lengthy excursions into lands to the north, chiefly Jordan and the West Bank. The title, Middle East Tapestry, was chosen after careful consideration of several alternatives. The term “Middle East” simply seemed the best descriptor of the area inhabited by the world’s nearly four hundred million Arab Muslims and makes up in familiarity what it may lack in definitional precision and nuance. The word “tapestry”—technically, an elaborate piece of textile work with pictures woven into the warp and weft—was also carefully chosen. It more generally describes “an intricate combination of things or sequence of events, not necessarily related,” that seemed to answer to the complexity of the area I am describing: “a tapestry of cultures, races, and customs.” Indeed, there is hardly a thing in the history of the area that is not intricate or complex.

The Killer of Cancer Rising

By Torena J. O’Rorke
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
  • Isbn : 1681812177
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 889
  • File Pdf: the-killer-of-cancer-rising.pdf

Book Summary:

When juvenile probation officer Christian Vargas attends the funeral of a friend’s mother, in the coffin, she discovers her murdered teen client. She is determined to solve both murders with her handsome, hard-nosed partner, Daniel. Their crime-solving journey begins with a visit from Christian’s father's ghost, an abiding source of comfort for the pretty widow. She also seeks the counsel of Daniel’s grandmother, who is a Mexican shaman, also known as a La Curandera. From the puritanical realms of a Mormon stake house in Washington State, to a terrifying polygamist compound in southern Utah, the two intrepid officers go undercover to find the killer called Cancer. In the process, they face deadly obstacles and an explosive love affair that threatens to destroy their lives as “partners in the field.” The Killer of Cancer Rising is the second book in the Zodiac crime series by this exciting new crime writer. “Some delightfully astute sleuthing runs through this tightly written second case, fully stocked with menacing villains, tireless investigators and romantic intrigue.” – Kirkus Review

From Crack to Gary

By Gary Thomas
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9781475936100
  • Pages : 80
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 597
  • File Pdf: from-crack-to-gary.pdf

Book Summary:

No one has said life is easybut for some, life seems to be so much harder than it is for others. If you are one whose life is difficult, it can seem as though it will never get better. In his memoir, From Crack to Gary: My Journey to Our Savior, Jesus Christ, author Gary Thomas shows that does not have to be the case. Thomas shares his personal story of rising from a difficult childhood to become one of Gods beloved. Despite the troubles that Thomas faced, God had his hand in his life and saved him from several dangerous situations. God covered him with his mercy and grace, and he can do the same for you.. From Crack to Gary: My Journey to Our Savior, Jesus Christ also teaches and demonstrates how anyone can be delivered from worldly sins and live their life for Jesus Christ. God can transform your mind to be more like Jesus Christ, so you will know about his loving arms that surround us every minute of every day.

The Rising

By Heather Graham,Jon Land
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Isbn : 1466836482
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 555
  • File Pdf: the-rising.pdf

Book Summary:

From acclaimed thriller-suspense novelists Heather Graham and Jon Land comes a story of action, mystery, and the endurance of young love in The Rising. Twenty-four hours. That's all it takes for the lives of two young people to be changed forever. Alex Chin has the world on a plate. A football hero and homecoming king with plenty of scholarship offers, his future looks bright. His tutor, Samantha Dixon, is preparing to graduate high school at the top of her class. She plans to turn her NASA internship into a career. When a football accident lands Alex in the hospital, his world is turned upside down. His doctor is murdered. Then, his parents. Death seems to follow him wherever he goes, and now it's after him. Alex flees. He tells Samantha not to follow, but she became involved the moment she walked through his door and found Mr. and Mrs. Chin as they lay dying in their home. She cannot abandon the young man she loves. The two race desperately to stay ahead of Alex's attackers long enough to figure out why they are hunting him in the first place. The answer lies with a secret buried deep in his past, a secret his parents died to protect. Alex always knew he was adopted, but he never knew the real reason his birth parents abandoned him. He never knew where he truly came from. Until now. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul

By Philip Doddridge
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ravenio Books
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 308
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 283
  • File Pdf: the-rise-and-progress-of-religion-in-the-soul.pdf

Book Summary:

Charles Spurgeon remarked, "Personally, I have to bless God for many good books; I thank Him for Dr. Doddridge’s Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul." Philip Doddridge (1702-1751) was an English noncomforist author and hymnwriter. He included Isaac Watts among his circle of friends. His Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul was translated into seven languages and was the book that eventually led to anti-slavery activist William Wilberforce's conversion.

Dark One Rising

By Leandra Martin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Isbn : 1630014028
  • Pages : 410
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 980
  • File Pdf: dark-one-rising.pdf

Book Summary:

The Kingdom of Aelethia has been quiet for five hundred years, but the Dark One is rising from out of the depths. All of Aelethia will perish unless the Chosen One comes forward to save them. Unfortunately, the Chosen One doesn't know her destiny in the world; she only knows she is odd and confused about where her destiny lies. She wants to find love, but the men in her life that actually love her, she cannot have, and the only one that wants her is as evil as they come. The elves know of her destiny and must tell her and train her in time in order to fulfill the prophecy that has been laid out before her. Can she become the person they have waited for? Can she, in time, destroy the evil that is threatening to overtake her kingdom? With friends to guide her and a man to whom she truly loves beside her, she may be able to save Aelethia from doom.

The Rise of the Nones

By James Emery White
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Isbn : 144124607X
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 443
  • File Pdf: the-rise-of-the-nones.pdf

Book Summary:

The single fastest growing religious group of our time is those who check the box next to the word none on national surveys. In America, this is 20 percent of the population. Exactly who are the unaffiliated? What caused this seismic shift in our culture? Are our churches poised to reach these people? James Emery White lends his prophetic voice to one of the most important conversations the church needs to be having today. He calls churches to examine their current methods of evangelism, which often result only in transfer growth--Christians moving from one church to another--rather than in reaching the "nones." The pastor of a megachurch that is currently experiencing 70 percent of its growth from the unchurched, White knows how to reach this growing demographic, and here he shares his ministry strategies with concerned pastors and church leaders.

Bach & God

By Michael Marissen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0190606975
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 302
  • File Pdf: bach-god.pdf

Book Summary:

Bach & God explores the religious character of Bach's vocal and instrumental music in seven interrelated essays. Noted musicologist Michael Marissen offers wide-ranging interpretive insights from careful biblical and theological scrutiny of the librettos. Yet he also shows how Bach's pitches, rhythms, and tone colors can make contributions to a work's plausible meanings that go beyond setting texts in an aesthetically satisfying manner. In some of Bach's vocal repertory, the music puts a "spin" on the words in a way that turns out to be explainable as orthodox Lutheran in its orientation. In a few of Bach's vocal works, his otherwise puzzlingly fierce musical settings serve to underscore now unrecognized or unacknowledged verbal polemics, most unsettlingly so in the case of his church cantatas that express contempt for Jews and Judaism. Finally, even Bach's secular instrumental music, particularly the late collections of "abstract" learned counterpoint, can powerfully project certain elements of traditional Lutheran theology. Bach's music is inexhaustible, and Bach & God suggests that through close contextual study there is always more to discover and learn.

Moon Rise

By ,Bo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1644162261
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 930
  • File Pdf: moon-rise.pdf

Book Summary:

They were supposed to be on vacation. Instead, Joe and Rachel Tucker and their kids, Valerie and Zack, have suddenly found themselves in a place much farther away. They've arrived in a country known as Elaria, a kingdom with ties to a lost world, and the Tuckers are soon embroiled in an old prophecy concerning its salvation. With help from some new friends, the Tucker family will have to face a myriad of dangers and challenges""and some creatures they've never seen before""if they want to find a way home. Joe and Rachel and their kids must evade capture and use their wits, their talents, and their faith in the Lord to succeed before time runs out. And on the way, perhaps they can somehow help rid Elaria of the two evil rulers who occupy the throne. Can the Tuckers find their way home before Moon Rise? And can they bring light and hope to a kingdom where darkness reigns? But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, that you should show forth the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. ""1 Peter 2:9 (AKJV)

Rising Son

By Keith Murphy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1638445796
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 496
  • File Pdf: rising-son.pdf

Book Summary:

Rising Son was written to encourage believers in their new-creation identity. Jesus is as sure and certain and powerful as the rising sun. He is actually more certain and wants us to be concrete in our new-creation identity. He gave Himself for us expressing the value system of heaven toward us. He shows us all through His Word how valuable and loved we are. Rising Son touches on every book of the Holy Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, the Father pours out His heart and reveals His true desires and destinies for each one of us. This devotional is meant to help illuminate our identity in Christ and new-creation mindset. Religion is challenged, and the flesh is reminded of its status. It is my prayer that this devotional will cause the real Son, the bright and morning star, to rise to His proper place in our hearts. I pray that new revelation of the Father comes to everyone who reads this devotional. I pray that new and undeterred confidence builds and grows in all my brothers and sisters, and, of course, I also will continue to grow as the Son of God, Jesus Christ, rises in our hearts. Enjoy! 2