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True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee

By Abraham Riesman
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Isbn : 0593135725
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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The definitive, revelatory biography of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, a writer and entrepreneur who reshaped global pop culture—at a steep personal cost “A biography that reads like a thriller or a whodunit . . . scrupulously honest, deeply damning, and sometimes even heartbreaking.”—Neil Gaiman Stan Lee was one of the most famous and beloved entertainers to emerge from the twentieth century. He served as head editor of Marvel Comics for three decades and, in that time, became known as the creator of more pieces of internationally recognizable intellectual property than nearly anyone: Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, Black Panther, the Incredible Hulk . . . the list goes on. His carnival-barker marketing prowess helped save the comic-book industry and superhero fiction. His cameos in Marvel movies have charmed billions. When he died in 2018, grief poured in from around the world, further cementing his legacy. But what if Stan Lee wasn’t who he said he was? To craft the definitive biography of Lee, Abraham Riesman conducted more than 150 interviews and investigated thousands of pages of private documents, turning up never-before-published revelations about Lee’s life and work. True Believer tackles tough questions: Did Lee actually create the characters he gained fame for creating? Was he complicit in millions of dollars’ worth of fraud in his post-Marvel life? Which members of the cavalcade of grifters who surrounded him were most responsible for the misery of his final days? And, above all, what drove this man to achieve so much yet always boast of more?

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  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 988
  • File Pdf: two-birds-in-a-tree.pdf

Book Summary:

The Higher Reality of Business The health of business is inextricably linked with the health of humanity and nature. But our current approaches to leadership treat business as entirely separate—and the result has been recurring economic, environmental, and human crises. In this extraordinary book, Ram Nidumolu uses evocative parables and stories from the ancient Indian wisdom texts, the Upanishads, to introduce Being-centered leadership. This new kind of leadership is anchored in the concept of Being, the fundamental reality that underlies all phenomena. Being-centered leaders are guided by an innate sense of interconnection—the good of the whole becomes an integral part of their decisions and actions. Using the experiences of over twenty trailblazing CEOs, as well as those from his own life, Nidumolu describes a four-stage road map every aspiring leader can use to reconnect business to the wider world—to the benefit of all.

Savage Son

By Jack Carr
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1982123729
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 570
  • File Pdf: savage-son.pdf

Book Summary:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLER “A great book...it’s f*cking riveting!” —Joe Rogan ​​“Take my word for it, James Reece is one rowdy motherf***er. Get ready!”—Chris Pratt, star of The Terminal List, coming to Amazon Prime “A rare gut-punch writer, full of grit and insight, who we will be happily reading for years to come.” —Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times bestselling author of the Orphan X series In this third high-octane thriller in the “seriously good” (Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author) Terminal List series, former Navy SEAL James Reece must infiltrate the Russian mafia and turn the hunters into the hunted. Deep in the wilds of Siberia, a woman is on the run, pursued by a man harboring secrets—a man intent on killing her. A traitorous CIA officer has found refuge with the Russian mafia with designs on ensuring a certain former Navy SEAL sniper is put in the ground. Half a world away, James Reece is recovering from brain surgery in the Montana wilderness, slowly putting his life back together with the help of investigative journalist Katie Buranek and his longtime friend and SEAL teammate Raife Hastings. Unbeknownst to them, the Russian mafia has set their sights on Reece in a deadly game of cat and mouse. In his most visceral and heart-pounding thriller yet, Jack Carr explores the darkest instincts of humanity through the eyes of a man who has seen both the best and the worst of it.

The Believer

By Ann H. Gabhart
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Isbn : 9781441204509
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 296
  • File Pdf: the-believer.pdf

Book Summary:

Elizabeth Duncan has nowhere to turn. In charge of her younger brother and sister after their parents die, her options are limited. When she hears that the Shaker community in the next county takes in orphans, she presents herself and her siblings at Harmony Hill. Despite the hard work and strange new beliefs around her, Elizabeth is relieved to have a roof overhead and food to eat. But when she feels a strong attachment to a handsome young Believer named Ethan, life gets complicated. Ethan has never looked on the opposite sex as anything but sisters, but he can't shake the new feelings that Elizabeth has awakened in him. Will Elizabeth be forced to leave the village to keep Ethan from stumbling? Or will Ethan's love for her change their lives forever? Following on the heels of the successful book The Outsider, The Believer is Ann H. Gabhart's newest exploration of love and devotion in this quiet Shaker community.

Believer's Baptism

By Thomas R. Schreiner,Shawn Wright
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Isbn : 1433669056
  • Pages : 364
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 715
  • File Pdf: believer-s-baptism.pdf

Book Summary:

Is believer’s baptism the clear teaching of the New Testament Scriptures? What are the historical and theological challenges to believer’s baptism? What are the practical applications for believer’s baptism today? Volume two in the NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY STUDIES IN BIBLE & THEOLOGY (NACSBT) series for pastors, advanced Bible students, and other deeply committed laypersons addresses these compelling questions. Indeed, Believer’s Baptism begins with the belief that believer’s baptism (as opposed to infant baptism or other faith proclaiming methods) is the clear teaching of the New Testament. Along the way, the argument is supported by written contributions from Andreas Kostenberger, Robert Stein, Thomas Schreiner, Stephen Wellum, Steve McKinion, Jonathan Rainbow, Shawn Wright, and Mark Dever. Users will find this an excellent extension of the long-respected NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY.

The Believer's Walk with Christ

By John F. MacArthur
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Isbn : 0802495281
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 587
  • File Pdf: the-believer-s-walk-with-christ.pdf

Book Summary:

What it means to walk with Christ ‘Walking’is a rich biblical metaphor. Figures like Enoch, Noah, and Abraham are remembered because they walked with God. Evil kings are remembered because they didn’t. All humanity is a parade one way or the other, and Christians must know the difference. The Believer’s Walk with Christ plumbs nine New Testament passages to unfold this great theme and help us live in step with the Spirit. Written in John MacArthur’s direct, accessible style, it is ideal for Bible study groups, church leaders, or individual believers who want to grow in godliness. MacArthur draws on a lifetime of scholarly and pastoral experience to demystify that process and explain clearly what Scripture says about it. He'll help you know what it means to grow in Christian maturity, and how to make it the mark of your life. About the series: This book is part of TheJohn MacArthur Study Series. It is comprised of chapters adapted from the bestselling MacArthur New Testament Commentary, which have been arranged thematically for the purpose of topical study. Accordingly, each chapter is designed to take the reader deep into a text of Scripture, while the volume as a whole addresses a specific biblical theme. This approach is ideal for anyone wanting to engage in a thorough study of what the Bible says about a given subject. It also serves as a valuable tool for pastors or Bible study leaders looking to teach a topical series.

The Light of Days

By Judy Batalion
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062874233
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 132
  • File Pdf: the-light-of-days.pdf

Book Summary:

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Also on the USA Today, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Globe and Mail, Publishers Weekly, and Indie bestseller lists. One of the most important stories of World War II, already optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture: a spectacular, searing history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters—a group of unknown heroes whose exploits have never been chronicled in full, until now. Witnesses to the brutal murder of their families and neighbors and the violent destruction of their communities, a cadre of Jewish women in Poland—some still in their teens—helped transform the Jewish youth groups into resistance cells to fight the Nazis. With courage, guile, and nerves of steel, these “ghetto girls” paid off Gestapo guards, hid revolvers in loaves of bread and jars of marmalade, and helped build systems of underground bunkers. They flirted with German soldiers, bribed them with wine, whiskey, and home cooking, used their Aryan looks to seduce them, and shot and killed them. They bombed German train lines and blew up a town’s water supply. They also nursed the sick, taught children, and hid families. Yet the exploits of these courageous resistance fighters have remained virtually unknown. As propulsive and thrilling as Hidden Figures, In the Garden of Beasts, and Band of Brothers, The Light of Days at last tells the true story of these incredible women whose courageous yet little-known feats have been eclipsed by time. Judy Batalion—the granddaughter of Polish Holocaust survivors—takes us back to 1939 and introduces us to Renia Kukielka, a weapons smuggler and messenger who risked death traveling across occupied Poland on foot and by train. Joining Renia are other women who served as couriers, armed fighters, intelligence agents, and saboteurs, all who put their lives in mortal danger to carry out their missions. Batalion follows these women through the savage destruction of the ghettos, arrest and internment in Gestapo prisons and concentration camps, and for a lucky few—like Renia, who orchestrated her own audacious escape from a brutal Nazi jail—into the late 20th century and beyond. Powerful and inspiring, featuring twenty black-and-white photographs, The Light of Days is an unforgettable true tale of war, the fight for freedom, exceptional bravery, female friendship, and survival in the face of staggering odds. NPR's Best Books of 2021 National Jewish Book Award, 2021 Canadian Jewish Literary Award, 2021

Mysteries of God

By Leticia Gossdenovich Feldman Ed.D, Ph.D
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 9781453518649
  • Pages :
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 602
  • File Pdf: mysteries-of-god.pdf

Book Summary:

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The Believer's Secret of Christian Love

By Andrew Murray,Jonathan Edwards
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Isbn : 1441262105
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 309
  • File Pdf: the-believer-s-secret-of-christian-love.pdf

Book Summary:

Utilizing his extensive editing and compiling skills, L.G. Parkhurst, Jr. has combined Andrew Murray's small "Secret" book on brotherly love with excerpts from Jonathan Edwards' book Charity and Its Fruits. Murray's devotional style is evident and readers may be surprised to find devotional beauty and depth also from Edwards, known primarily as one of America's most important theologians and a fiery evangelist. Both Murray and Edwards show how the Spirit must bear the fruits of love in the Christian's life and how this is possible. Edwards' writing was probably accomplished while he was enduring devastating hatred and persecution in the community where he had pastored a church for twenty-three years. Believers will be encouraged to live up to the example of Christ.

The Jurisprudence of Law's Form and Substance

By Robert S. Summers
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351792083
  • Pages : 326
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 768
  • File Pdf: the-jurisprudence-of-law-s-form-and-substance.pdf

Book Summary:

This title was first published in 2000: Robert S. Summers is a distinguished legal theorist whose work has had significant influence in Europe as well as the United States. The study of form and substance in law, the theme of this collection, marks many of his most distinctive contributions to law and legal philosophy over four decades.

The Wiley Handbook of What Works in Violence Risk Management

By J. Stephen Wormith,Leam A. Craig,Todd E. Hogue
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1119315883
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 556
  • File Pdf: the-wiley-handbook-of-what-works-in-violence-risk-management.pdf

Book Summary:

A comprehensive guide to the theory, research and practice of violence risk management The Wiley Handbook of What Works in Violence Risk Management: Theory, Research and Practice offers a comprehensive guide to the theory, research and practice of violence risk management. With contributions from a panel of noted international experts, the book explores the most recent advances to the theoretical understanding, assessment and management of violent behavior. Designed to be an accessible resource, the highly readable chapters address common issues associated with violent behavior such as alcohol misuse and the less common issues for example offenders with intellectual disabilities. Written for both those new to the field and professionals with years of experience, the book offers a wide-ranging review of who commit acts of violence, their prevalence in society and the most recent explanations for their behavior. The contributors explore various assessment approaches and highlight specialized risk assessment instruments. The Handbook provides the latest evidence on effective treatment and risk management and includes a number of well-established and effective treatment interventions for violent offenders. This important book: Contains an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the topic Includes contributions from an international panel of experts Offers information on violence risk formulation Reveals the most recent techniques in violence risk assessment Explains what works in violence intervention Reviews specialty clinical assessments Written for clinicians and other professionals in the field of violence prevention and assessment, The Wiley Handbook of What Works in Violence Risk Management is unique in its approach because it offers a comprehensive review of the topic rather than like other books on the market that take a narrower view.

Mission Critical

By Mark Greaney
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0451488962
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 327
  • File Pdf: mission-critical.pdf

Book Summary:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Mark Greaney, the New York Times bestselling author of Gunmetal Gray and a coauthor of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels, comes a high-stakes thriller featuring the world's most dangerous assassin: the Gray Man. Court Gentry's flight on a CIA transport plane is interrupted when a security team brings a hooded man aboard. They want to kick Gentry off the flight but are overruled by CIA headquarters. The mystery man is being transported to England where a joint CIA/MI6 team will interrogate him about a mole in Langley. When they land in an isolated airbase in the U.K., they are attacked by a hostile force who kidnaps the prisoner. Only Gentry escapes. His handlers send him after the attackers, but what can one operative do against a trained team of assassins? A lot, when that operative is the Gray Man.

Believer's Companion

By Benjamin Y. Mensah
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 9781453574973
  • Pages : 83
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 408
  • File Pdf: believer-s-companion.pdf

Book Summary:

To be in unswerving tempo in your walk with God, there ought to be a constant reminder of His Word and nature. This book is exclusively designed as a weekly circling reading to fill that gap. In Believers Companion, you will discover not only the awesome nature of God, but the excitement and blessing in taking your place as an heir of the Kingdom.You will also discover the hope and confidence in being salt and light of the world while becoming a trail-blazer to Gods magnificent glory. In 7 short, easy-to-read chapters, Benjamin Y. Mensah shares how you can fulfill the idea of your Creators creation by pleasing Him in your day-to-day endeavor and encounter with the world as you place Him first.

The Believer's Guide to Salvation

By Larry Craddieth
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1645155587
  • Pages : 282
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 104
  • File Pdf: the-believer-s-guide-to-salvation.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is designed to give guidance and more understanding of God's word. This in return will enhance your Spiritual life. It goes into detail for each subject and discusses activities a confessed believer should engage in. One of the greatest emphasis in the book is placed on your ability to believe. This is by God's grace. "For grace are ye saved through faith; and that no yourselves: it is the gift of God" (Eph. 2:8). The book will enhance your understanding of just what is happening to you as a chosen vessel of God, and that Christ through your faith and God's design is truly in control of your life, "looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith" (Heb. 12:2). As mentioned, the book goes into detail about the things a confessed believer should engage in. These are things that are pleasing to the Lord. If the things mentioned are abided in, the Spirit will become more and more evident in your life. We have a short time on earth to prepare for our eternal future. This book, with the help of the Spirit, is designed to help in the preparation for eternal life. This book is dedicated to my beloved father and brother: Frank Craddieth, Sr. and Lamond Craddieth.