Do Rabbits Have Christmas?
Author: Aileen Fisher
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Do rabbits have Christmas? Do rabbits get presents? Do they have secrets and smiles on their faces? Aileen Fisher addresses these and other child-friendly questions in this sparkling collection of wintertime poems. Sarah Fox-Davies's charming art brings each delightful poem to life, and with an introduction by acclaimed poet Karla Kuskin, Do Rabbits Have Christmas? is a sweet, snowy read for children and rabbits alike! This picutre book is best viewed on a tablet device.
Author: Rosemary Rowe
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
A Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain - The marriage of a former vestal virgin is always an important event, so the anticipated arrival of such a bride in Glevum is the excuse for an even more lavish banquet than usual on the Emperor's birthday feast. However, when Audelia's covered carriage finally arrives, the lady in question is nowhere to be found. Libertus investigates and makes a gruesome discovery, suggesting that Druid rebels may have been involved. But when another lady disappears, Libertus finds himself in a race against time to ensure the safety of the 'vanishing vestals'.
Author: Jacob Boehme, John Sparrow
Publisher: Sophia Perennis
Jacob Boehme was born in 1575. He received little if any formal education and was apprenticed to a shoemaker at Goerlitz in Saxony. From an early age he seems to have been devoted to the study of the Bible as well as to have had a growing, inner, sense of the reality of God. Walking one day in the fields, when he was twenty-five years old, the mystery of creation was suddenly opened to him, of which he later said that "in one quarter of an hour I saw and knew more than if I had been many years at the university . . . and thereupon I turned my heart to praise God for it." As experiences of this kind came more frequently, he puzzled much as to why such knowledge should be given to him, of all men, who sought only the love of God and was quite unlearned in the ordinary sense. Some ten years later he began to record what he received, as a help to his own memory, and thus was born The Aurora, his first book, finished in 1612. From then on he found both friends and enemies of his work. Due to persecution in his hometown, Boehme later settled in Dresden, where he died in 1624. Mysterium Magnum, written by Boehme the year before he died and at a time when his powers of expression had developed to their full, is perhaps central to his work in some thirty-one or thirty-two original volumes. Taking the general form of an interpretation of Genesis, it far outstrips such apparent confines, touching among other matters upon the meaning of the New Testament and, from the first sentence, leading to the heart of the universal experience of all mystics: When we consider the visible world with its essence, and consider the life of the creatures, then we find therein the likeness of the invisible, spiritual world, which is hidden in the visible world as the soul in the body; and we see thereby that the hidden God is nigh unto all and through all, and yet wholly hidden to the visible essence. Among those who have acknowledged the spiritual stature of Boehme are Hegel, William Law, St. Martin (le Philosophe Inconnu), Dean Inge, and Nicolas Berdyaev.
Author: Catherine Aird
Publisher: Open Road Media
In this mystery by CWA Diamond Dagger winner Catherine Aird, Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan must find a ruthless hit-and-run killer Early one morning in the quiet English village of Larking, the body of a woman named Mrs. Jenkins is found in the road. Miles away, her daughter, Henrietta, receives the bad news while working in the university library. Poor Mrs. Jenkins appears to have been the victim of a horrible car accident. When an autopsy proves not only that this was no accident but also that Mrs. Jenkins had never had a child, young Henriettaâ€™s life is thrown upside down. If sheâ€™s not Mrs. Jenkinsâ€™s daughter, then who is she? Itâ€™s up to Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan of the Calleshire police force to bring the murderer to justiceâ€”and a sense of order back to Henriettaâ€™s life. Proclaimed by the New York Times in 1968 to be one of the yearâ€™s best books, Henrietta Who? is a first-order English whodunit thatâ€™ll keep you guessing until the end.
Author: John H. Sailhamer
In seven brief sections, Biblical Prophecy gives you an introduction to Bible Prophecy and an essential grasp of - Hermeneutics of Bible Prophecy - Biblical Theological Foundations of Bible Prophecy - Prophecy in Old Testament - Prophecy in New Testament - Central Themes in Bible Prophecy - Theological Systems and Bible Prophecy -- Turn here for exactly the kind of informative, easy-to-read overviews you're looking for. From theology, to biblical archaeology, to the life of Christ and more, each volume covers a topic of vital interest to Christians in handy, one-page bits of information. The Zondervan Quick-Reference Library is knowledgeable, fascinating, and helpful. It cuts time and hassle by taking you straight to the heart of the things you most want to know about Christianity -- one minute at a time.
Author: Sally John
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
A nationally known marriage expert, Jillian Galloway is at the pinnacle of success. Her syndicated talk radio show is a hit and her first book is about to release. But just as she's leaving for her West Coast publicity tour, Jill's faithful husband of twenty-four years drops a bombshell: he wants a divorce. As her world crashes down around her, Jill flees to her parents' home in the California desert, wondering if everything she's built her career on- and everything she's built her life around- is a sham. She thought she'd done everything right. So how did her marriage slowly slip away? And will she ever get it back?--From back cover.
In History, Literature, Critical Theory, Dominick LaCapra continues his exploration of the complex relations between history and literature, here considering history as both process and representation. A trio of chapters at the center of the volume concern the ways in which history and literature (particularly the novel) impact and question each other. In one of the chapters LaCapra revisits Gustave Flaubert, pairing him with Joseph Conrad. Other chapters pair J. M. Coetzee and W. G. Sebald, Jonathan Littell's novel, The Kindly Ones, and Saul Friedlander's two-volume, prizewinning history Nazi Germany and the Jews. A recurrent motif of the book is the role of the sacred, its problematic status in sacrifice, its virulent manifestation in social and political violence (notably the Nazi genocide), its role or transformations in literature and art, and its multivalent expressions in "postsecular" hopes, anxieties, and quests. LaCapra concludes the volume with an essay on the place of violence in the thought of Slavoj Zizek. In LaCapra's view Zizek's provocative thought "at times has uncanny echoes of earlier reflections on, or apologies for, political and seemingly regenerative, even sacralized violence."
Author: Shlomi Dolev
Publisher: MIT Press
Shlomi Dolev presents the fundamentals of self-stabilization and demonstrates the process of designing self-stabilizing distributed systems.
Author: Kathryn Reiss
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
With her parents on a trial separation, the last thing fifteen-year-old Juliana wants is to be dragged by her mother to an artists' colony in England. Halfway across the world, Juliana misses her father terribly. But soon she has bigger worries when the sleepy town of Blackthorn is set on its heels by the murder of one of its own. Juliana feels compelled to solve the crime, but she is shocked and frightened when she uncovers clues that have chilling parallels to her own mysterious past. Can she figure out who the murderer is before anyone else--herself included--gets hurt?
Cat Crimes 3
Author: Martin Harry Greenberg, Edward Gorman
Publisher: Fawcett Books
Nancy Pickard, Bill Pronzini, Herbert Resnicow, and others offer original mystery and suspense stories featuring cat crime-solvers and culprits
Author: Steven Lane Smith
John Wesley Hardin is the smartest kid in Caledonia, but his high I.Q. can't always keep his dream world separate from the real world. Named after an outlaw by a mother with the attention span of a hummingbird, John is different from other children. He memorizes the Periodic Table of the Elements in four days just because he can. People call him a genius, and he believes them, because he can't think of any evidence to the contrary. John's chronic overconfidence upsets the balance between risk and reward in his decision-making. Believing that he can rescue his father's hardware store from failure, he makes huge bets that threaten to ruin him and his family financially. Each brush with disaster emboldens him to take on even greater risks. His vestiges of infantile omnipotence fall just short of pathological grandiosity. His obsessive nature and good intentions muddle the distinction between right and wrong; he rationalizes committing one fraud after another. When his fundamental identity is exposed as a fiction, his confidence is shattered. He must choose between pride and humility, between self-reliance and dependence on others. His reward for making the right choice is the chance to redeem himself as a young man capable of loving and worthy of being loved.
A Big Quiet House
Author: Heather Forest
Unable to stand his overcrowded and noisy home any longer, a man goes to the wise old woman who lives nearby for advice.
Author: Earl Sewell
Publisher: Kimani Press
After a chaotic few months, Keysha's life is looking upâ€”and so is her love life. She's scored the lead in the school play, and her tried-and-true boyfriend, Wesley, has moved back home. Perfect, right? Except that a backstabbing rival is scheming to get her role, and rehearsals leave zero time for Wesley in Keysha's already overbooked schedule. But while Keysha is busy with the play, Loriâ€”the girl Wesley risked his life to save from a jealous exâ€”is busy trying to show Wesley just how grateful she can be. And with junior prom on the horizon and Keysha's hot leading man making his interest known, the one relationship that Keysha thought she could count on is looking shakier by the dayâ€¦.
Author: Ingrid Blaufarb Hughes
Publisher: Irene Weinberger Books
Losing Aaron is the story of the life and death of Aaron Hughes told by his mother, Ingrid Blaufarb Hughes. It describes the devastation of his mind by schizophrenia and the ways that his illness reverberated through the family altering everyone's life. In his teens Aaron was sensible, poised, and brilliantly able in his schoolwork and projects and a generous support to friends and family. Excerpts from his high school journals and medical records suggest that even in high school his illness was beginning its insidious attack. It progressed until, in his first year of graduate school at the age of twenty-four, he told his mother that people were making fun of him on the streets "in an organized and systematic way." She realized then that he was psychotic. His parents and sister visited Aaron at many critical points, first in Boston and later in Paris, where he lived a marginal existence for several years. They consulted with psychiatrists and supported him as well as they could, though feeling throughout that the real Aaron had been stolen away, leaving in his place a bitterly hostile young man who believed his parents were paid imposters. Though the years of his illness were a time of deep sorrow, frustration, and disruption for his family, they were grateful when he returned home to live with them. In the end he took his own life at thirty-one.
Dave Tomilinson is author of "The Post Evangelical", a seminal book which acknowledged the disenchantment with simplistic approaches to faith experienced by many evangelicals. Many, locked into interpretations of Christianity that they can no longer accept, have given up on the Church altogether. But is re-enchantment possible in our post-modern, post-Christian age?Re-enchantment is not a return to credulity or an attempt to recapture lost innocence, but it is finding a realistic faith that reconciles heart and head, that offers a positive, engaging spirituality, that is unafraid of grappling honestly with difficult questions.