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The top operative for the Agency of Change, Hays has just won the fiercest battle of his career. He has been praised by the President, and is a national hero. But before he can savor his triumph, he receives an unbelievable shock that overturns everything he thought was true. Suddenly Hays is on the other side of the gun, forced to leave his perfect family and fight for his life.


A reporter Ben Hawkins is conducting his own research into the case, hoping to help the victim and get an idea for his next bestseller. With no leads and no closer to uncovering the kidnapper's identity than when he stepped off the plane, Ben gets a shocking visit that pushes him into an impossible-to-resist deal with the devil.

the origin of pauls religion

This book represents a comprehensive and outstanding treatise in Pauline studies by J. Gresham Machen. Machen's lectures presented in this book were given at a time when Biblical criticism that rejected supernaturalism, Bible inspiration, and Biblical historicity was in full blossom. Many competing schemes had been developed to naturalize the musings of the Apostle Paul and to divide the Pauline epistles in every possible way from the alleged 'historical Jesus' of the naturalistic scholarship fad that was dominant in Biblical criticism at that time. This book represents a complete disproof of many of these theories. Machen’s critiques are devastating. By so thoroughly destroying the naturalistic theories that were forced onto Christianity in an effort to discredit it, Machen not only discredits these theories, he strongly affirms the orthodox tenets of the historic Christian faith in a very scientific manner. Machen, with ruthless logic, systematically tackles several main thrusts of criticism and finds each of them wanting to the extreme. In the process, Machen discredits efforts to separate the religion of Paul from the religion of Peter, and thereby discrediting the view that the Christianity of Jerusalem and the Christianity of the dispersion were somehow different. The author brilliantly shows that in an attempt to 'demythologize' the Bible, naturalistic scholars are engaging in a great deal of myth-building themselves.

development of religion and thought in ancient egypt

This book is intended for all readers regardless of their age and interests. The most outstanding feature of the book is that it demonstrates a wonderful subjects from the history. James Henry Breasted show in which ways literalism disrupted the development of a special system of ethics which made its way from the name "Books of the Dead" and transformed into the equivalent of cosmic "get out of jail free cards". The author shows such trends in our society. This book as it is believed is a must-read for all students. It is also should be included into the list of school readings. The style and the facts are very qualitative and extraordinary and it is an example of an important history lesson, well-structured, with a very good usage of the English language. Excerpt from book: LECTURE II LIFE AFTER DEATH?-THE SOJOURN IN THE TOMB? DEATH MAKES ITS IMPRESSION ON RELIGION Among no people ancient or modern has the idea of a life beyond the grave held so prominent a place as among the ancient Egyptians. This insistent belief in a hereafter may perhaps have been, and experience in the land of Egypt has led me to believe it was, greatly favored and influenced by the fact that the conditions of soil and climate resulted in such a remarkable preservation of the human body as may be found under natural conditions nowhere else in the world. In going up to the daily task on some neighboring temple in Nubia, I was not infrequently obliged to pass through the corner of a cemetery, where the feet of a dead man, buried in a shallow grave, were now uncovered and extended directly across my path. They were precisely like the rough and calloused feet of the workmen in our excavations. How old the grave was I do not know, but any one familiar with the cemeteries of Egypt, ancient and modern, has found numerous bodies or portions of bodies indefinitely old which seemed about as well preserved as those of the living. This must have been a frequent experience of the ancient Egyptian,1 and like Hamlet with the skull of Yorick in his hands, he must often have pondered deeply as he contemplated these silent witnesses. The surprisingly perfect state of preservation in which he found his ancestors whenever the digging of a new grave disclosed them, must have greatly stimulated 1 See also Prop. G. Elliot Smith, The History of Mummification in Egypt, Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow, 1910. his belief in their continued existence, and often aroused his imagination to more detailed pictures of the realm and the life .of the mysterious departed.

plum bun a novel without a moral

The story of Angela Murray and her sister Virginia follows the life of Angela, a light-skinned African American woman. She tries to enter a world of white people to escape the racism, even by changing her name, until she understands that crossing the racial barrier is not enough for her to realize her full potential. An American editor, poet, essayist of the first half of the 20th century, Jessie Redmond Fauset, focuses on a problem of color and privilege, without setting aside other aspects of the story, such as relationship between the two sisters and gender identity. A thoughtful, elegantly written book.

with the indians in the rockies

With the Indians in the rockies is a wonderful collection of stories intended for those readers and researches interested in the culture and traditions of the American Indians. The collection is devoted to the pretty rare works on the subject that earlier were available only in libraries. The book covers the life before the year of 1923 and researches the influence of the West on the Indian American culture. It starts with narrating about the first immigrants to the American continent, goes on with describing the exploration and development of the American West, and ends up with showing the daily life of the Indians. The pictures of ordinary people who inhabited the region are included. The book reminds everyone that the Indian culture is a part of the modern American culture, a very valuable part. The collection combines poetry, fiction, non-fiction, tourist guides, biographies and drama.

Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

A book by famous English writer and humorist, Jerome K. Jerome is a collection of essay, published in 1886. There’s hardly anyone who was left indifferent by reading his humorous stories. They return over and over again to some of Jerome’s books, as to an old good friend, who managed to keep the youth and cheerfulness in spite of the years. “The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow” are written in the same style as his famous “Three Men in a Boat”. At the heart of these sketches lies the anecdote genre, though the author skillfully generalizes particular situations to a typical picture of morals and manners.

a disquisition on government

This book is one of the print collection volumes of the Cornell University Library, and was first published and appeared in 1914. Owing to scan of the texts and Kirtas Technologies, which helped to convert the text to JPG 2000 format, one can find various marginal notes from the original edition on the pages of this volume. A brief sketch of the origin and character of government on the whole and Roman and British in particular.

a century of dishonor a sketch of the united states governments dealings with

This book written on political topic covers the peculiarities of the relationship between the American Congress and the American Indian tribes. As the author Helen Jackson reveals herself, the book of hers is an attempt to make ordinary Americans think about the problem touching the American Indians who were experiencing the pressure from the government. She called everyone upon demanding legislative reform from the Congress. The book will appeal to everyone who is interested in American history, particularly the part of it connected to the American Indians.

a memoir of jane austen

A Memoir of Jane Austen is a biography of the outstanding writer Jane Austen. It is based on the memories of the members of her family and was published in 1869 by her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh. Unfortunately many of Jane Asutine´s letters which would have made a great contribution to her biography were burned after her death by her close friend and sister Cassandra Austen. James has only good and warm recollections of his aunt Jane. He describes her usual day, the process of her writing claiming that fame was not the goal for Jane. She wrote her novels just because she wanted to express her thoughts and ideas, to reveal her rich imagination. This book is not trying to reveal as much as it can about Jane Austin´s life. For example, her relatives did not want to record her romantic relationship considering this to be her private life. However, A Memoir of Jane Austen remains the most full biography of hers. It is recommended to everyone who is fond of her novels and have read them thoroughly already and to everyone who is just starting to discover a remarkable world of her stories. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. Early Compositions?Friends at Ashe?A very old Letter?tines on tie Death of Mrs. Lefroy?Observations on Jane Austen's Letter-writing Letters. I KNOW little of Jane Austen's childhood. Her mother followed a custom, not unusual in those days, though it seems strange to us, of putting out her babies to be nursed in a cottage in the village. The infant was daily visited by one or both of its parents, and frequently brought to them at the parsonage, but the cottage was its home, and must have remained so till it was old enough to run about and talk; for I know that one of them, in after life, used to speak of his foster mother as ' Movie,' the name by which he had called her in his infancy. It may be that the contrast between the parsonage house and the best class of cottages was not quite so extreme then as it would be now, that the one was somewhat less luxuri- ous, and the other less squalid. It would certainly seem from the results that it was a wholesome and invigorating system, for the children were all strong and healthy. Jane was probably treated like the rest in this respect In childhood every available oppor- tunity of Instruction was made use of. According to the ideas of the time, she was well educated, though not highly accomplished, and she certainly enjoyed that important element of mental training, associating at home with persons of cultivated intellect It cannot be doubted that her early years were bright and happy, living, as she did, with indulgent parents, in a cheerful home, not without agreeable variety of society. To these sources of enjoyment must be added the first stirrings of talent within her, and the absorbing interest of original composition. It is impossible to say at how early an age she began to write.

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