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Sacred Ground Sticky Floors

Author : Jami Amerine
ISBN : 9780736970624
Genre : Religion
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"If, like me, you've stepped on a Lego while barefoot, it can be difficult to wrap your mind around the divine qualities of the path beneath your feet." Jami Amerine Come find the miracle in the mayhem. As moms, we know we've messed up in so many ways. Royally. Maybe you think you've failed your children, your spouse, and your God. But did you know that in the midst of your failures and fears, you are still loved—royally? As a child of noble birth? Do you believe your children are in better hands than your own and that you don't need to hold on so desperately? Jami Amerine, author of Stolen Jesus, delivers a totally relatable account of her hilarious and honest experiences and misadventures in motherhood. She's eager to help you see how to let your Heavenly Father parent you, so you can embrace peace as you parent your children. Come meet with the One whose presence turns sticky floors into sacred ground.
Category: Religion

Stolen Jesus

Author : Jami Amerine
ISBN : 9780736970648
Genre : Religion
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“Stolen Jesus does not shy away from the hurts inflicted by messed-up religion, yet this is the funniest Christian book I have read. Thank God for honest authors like Jami Amerine who are brave enough to write about life as it is.” Paul Ellis, author of Stuff Jesus Never Said and Letters from Jesus Candid, vulnerable, and raw, popular blogger Jami Amerine delivers a hilarious memoir of her search for an authentic relationship with Jesus in a sea of impersonators. Raised in the Mormon church, Jami Amerine was excommunicated for apostasy before she was even old enough to be baptized. This experience left her curious about all things religious and set her on a path that would introduce her to many apparitions of Jesus over the years. It wasn’t until Jami stole a portrait of Jesus from a local YMCA storage closet and gave Him a home on her mantel that she began to ponder why the bad stuff of religion tends to stick the hardest. In Stolen Jesus Jami sets out to strip all her preconceived notions of Jesus to discover His genuine character. In doing so she discovers the real Jesus when she stops trying to fit Him in a box and allows Him to be her all-in-all. Jami’s frank, tell-it-like-it-is writing style is full of the kinds of self-deprecating anecdotes that will have you laughing and crying all at the same time.
Category: Religion

Milepost 95

Author : Page Geske
ISBN : 9781683145769
Genre : Religion
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With unabashed transparency and unquenchable hope, Geske reveals how Christ redeemed the wreckage of her life while encouraging readers to lean into God, choose joy in adversity, remain positive, and allow God to refine their misery into beauty. Tenderly outlining the blessings gained by trusting God through life’s most difficult seasons, Geske explores how brokenness can lead to spiritual and emotional breakthrough, gently guiding readers toward a greater understanding of the power of perseverance.
Category: Religion

How May I Offend You Today

Author : Susannah B. Lewis
ISBN : 9781400208050
Genre : Religion
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USA Today bestselling author Susannah B. Lewis (creator of Whoa! Susannah) is back with another hilarious take on what so many people are thinking but are afraid to say aloud. Millions of online fans have flocked to Susannah B. Lewis's hysterical, take-no-prisoners rants about her pet peeves in everyday life. Now, in How May I Offend You Today?, Lewis turns her trademark humor to ordinary events that work her nerves--from people who wear t-shirts with indecent images to public displays of affection in the plumbing aisle of Lowe's--while keeping a wry eye on herself and her own temptation to vent grievances "like a teenage girl in overalls and Birkenstocks." Weaving together anecdotes from her distinctly Southern life with frequent references to the Bible, what she calls "our manual for living," Lewis says what many of us have thought, and in the process encourages us to stand firm in our views. The witty-yet-down-to-earth banter and uplifting, inspirational message of How May I Offend You Today? gives readers everywhere the boost necessary to make it through even their most trying days.
Category: Religion

Sacred Ground

Author : Alex Archer
ISBN : 9781426850387
Genre : Fiction
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In a land of subzero temperatures and snow-covered vistas, survival is a challenge. But for the Araktak—an isolated and mysterious Inuit people—this harsh tundra is their heritage. Until now. A large mining company has purchased the land, and the sacred Araktak burial site with it. But more than diamond deposits await them under the dark, icy earth…. Contracted by the mining company, archaeologist Annja Creed is to oversee the proper relocation of the burial site. Her job is to ensure that each ancient relic and all human remains are carefully removed. But the sacred ground harbors a terrible secret. One that a powerful group of men intend to unleash on an unsuspecting world—unless Annja can find a way to stop them.
Category: Fiction

Okayest Mom

Author : Natalie Gwyn
ISBN : 9781478992493
Genre : Religion
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Natalie Gwyn uses humor to brilliantly capture how God led and helped this mother of two to adopt four children from Ethiopia and successfully bond her blended family. A happy, working wife, already birth mother of two healthy young children -- a boy and a girl -- doubled the size of her family by adopting four Ethiopian children. Why? Her answer: "God." Popular blogger Natalie Gwyn has been cited widely for her candid, insightful, often humorous writing on cross-cultural adoptive Christian families (which number more than 4 million). HuffPo has linked to her controversial posts and celebrities like Kathie Lee Gifford have quoted and pictured her on social media. Here Natalie tells her whole mom story, including the only-God-could-do-this backstory. Her lighthearted narrative begins with the nudge of God toward the uncomfortable. She and her husband are almost certain they have misunderstood what the Almighty is asking of them, and with self-deprecating humor Natalie allows readers a glimpse into the process by which this already imperfect mom agreed to transnational, transracial adoption of more children than she already has. Natalie then takes the reader on her family's adventure to Ethiopia to legally adopt the three siblings God has chosen to add to their family. With the skill of a detective novelist, she reveals their discovery of a fourth sibling, their critical decision not to leave this child behind, and their harrowing quest to find, woo and legally adopt her, too. Similar to the laugh-out-loud humor of books on blended step-families, Natalie shares the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen scenes of this adoptive family's huge adjustments. She brilliantly captures each child's and each parent's perspective and, in doing so, reveals God in their midst.
Category: Religion

Pretty From The Inside Out

Author : Jennifer Strickland
ISBN : 9780736956352
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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You're not a little girl anymore, and you'd love to start wearing makeup and pretty clothes, getting guys to notice you... But hang on a sec, girl! Before you get all made up, you need to make sure you know what it really means to be pretty. Pretty is... the light you shine through your service the way you show gentleness, humility, and respect how you act when no one is watching Jennifer Strickland used to be a model, and she knows that real prettiness comes from the heart. Join her on a journey of discovering true beauty—the beauty of a beloved daughter of God!
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Tyler Harisson And The Gryphon S Sacred Blood

Author : N.B. Sarmiento
ISBN : 9789814989411
Genre : Fiction
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Tyler McAdam Harisson had a dream. He was given an egg, and a letter snugged in a parchment envelope, whilst a lady in black robes, surrounded with purple flames, floated in the air. Raindrops suspended in the thick atmosphere around them, and some delusional remarks that changed his life forever–something about the dark lord and immortality. Tyler had lived his whole life believing that he's such a sore loser and an untrustworthy person. Countless times that he had witnessed himself fail and prove nothing. After he learnt who his birth father was, he still hesitated and doubted. He was given the task no mortal human could ever perceive, and now he must come to terms with his father who abandoned him, face terrible monsters, brawl with horrendous witches and wizards, and come face to face with the Olympians. Will Tyler choose to take matters into his own hands and fight for the people who believe in him? Or will his fear of uncovering the dark truth and secrets about the two greatest wizards get the best of him?
Category: Fiction

Dictionary Of Louisiana French

Author : Albert Valdman
ISBN : 9781604734041
Genre : Electronic books
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The Dictionary of Louisiana French (DLF) provides the richest inventory of French vocabulary in Louisiana and reflects precisely the speech of the period from 1930 to the present. This dictionary describes the current usage of French-speaking peoples in the five broad regions of South Louisiana: the coastal marshes, the banks of the Mississippi River, the central area, the north, and the western prairie. Data were collected during interviews from at least five persons in each of twenty-four areas in these regions. In addition to the data collected from fieldwork, the dictionary contains material compiled from existing lexical inventories, from texts published after 1930, and from archival recordings. The new authoritative resource, the DLF not only contains the largest number of words and expressions but also provides the most complete information available for each entry. Entries include the word in the conventional French spelling, the pronunciation (including attested variants), the part of speech classification, the English equivalent, and the word's use in common phrases. The DLF features a wealth of illustrative examples derived from fieldwork and textual sources and identification of the parish where the entry was collected or the source from which it was compiled. An English-to-Louisiana French index enables readers to find out how particular notions would be expressed in la Louisiane .
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Author : Michael K. Shepard
ISBN : 9781316299203
Genre : Science
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Where do asteroids come from and what are they made of? What clues do they hold about the evolution of the Solar System? Scientists have catalogued hundreds of thousands of asteroids, and many are thought to contain water and amino acids, the building blocks of life. Michael K. Shepard tells the fascinating story of their discovery, and what they can tell us about the history of our own planet. He describes how we find and study asteroids, what they look like through the eyes of powerful telescopes and spacecraft, and plans for future sample return missions. This timely book interweaves accessible scientific explanations with historical background and personal narrative, providing an engaging read for anyone curious about asteroids and what they may mean for our future - both as threats and opportunities.
Category: Science

Rest Girl

Author : Jami Amerine
ISBN : 1636090664
Genre : Religion
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You'll find a sassy, funny, authentic, and encouraging friend in master word weaver Jami Amerine, as she comes alongside you to share God's overwhelming grace and peace in an inside-out journey to true, life-sustaining rest.
Category: Religion

Scarless Sacred

Author : Bethany-Kris
ISBN : 9781988197029
Genre : Fiction
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Secrets and wars leave the deepest scars. Evelina Conti has always worn a mask. She is an Outfit principessa, respected and adored. She wasn’t allowed to be anything else. Her father went from a grieving husband to the Outfit boss, and now that Riley heads the family, Eve is more suffocated than ever. No matter how much she hates it, the Conti princess still has a role to play. A little attention from Theo DeLuca seems innocent enough, but nothing is when it comes to him. And certainly not when everyone believes that Theo is out to kill her. Theo DeLuca has a target on his back. His biggest problem is figuring out who put it there when everyone is aiming at him. He doesn’t need a woman causing him issues, but the Conti princess keeps showing up at the worst times, and he’s the one left saving her. Between the men surrounding him that Theo can’t trust, and the past he can’t outrun, Evelina might be the one thing he doesn’t have to question. But when Riley decides to use Eve as his next move, even Theo might not be able to save her. The war in Chicago is not even close to being over. This game is deadly. Each hand played cuts another mark into someone else. The Outfit boss is struggling while the men around him are rallying. As the body count continues to rise, the families keep losing. Sacrifices are a part of war. No one will walk away from this without scars. *** PLEASE NOTE: Scarless & Sacred is not intended to be read as a standalone in this series. It is the third book in the series and should be read after the first two books. Trigger Warning: Scarless features graphic violence and scenes of past abuse.
Category: Fiction

The Myron Bolitar Series 7 Book Bundle

Author : Harlan Coben
ISBN : 9780345544551
Genre : Fiction
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Hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent Myron Bolitar is no rookie in the world of suspense fiction. The complex, fascinating brainchild of Edgar Award–winning storyteller Harlan Coben, Bolitar has faced off against ruthlessly competitive superstars, desperate gamblers and groupies, and, on more than one occasion, even the mob. Now the first seven novels of Harlan Coben’s acclaimed series are teamed up in this convenient eBook bundle, including: DEAL BREAKER DROP SHOT FADE AWAY BACK SPIN ONE FALSE MOVE THE FINAL DETAIL DARKEST FEAR Praise for Harlan Coben and his Myron Bolitar novels “The modern master of the hook-and-twist.”—Dan Brown “What sets Harlan Coben above the crowd are wit and wicked nonchalance.”—Los Angeles Times “Don’t let Coben’s wry observations fool you: They gift wrap keen insights into our society.”—The Washington Post Book World “Myron Bolitar is one of the most engaging heroes in mystery fiction.”—Dennis Lehane “[Coben] combines Chandler’s wry wit with Ross MacDonald’s moral complexity.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “A gifted storyteller . . . Mystery just comes along for the ride.”—The Denver Post “Like fellow wisecracking P.I.’s Spenser and Elvis Cole, Myron Bolitar is great fun in the best ‘hard-boiled’ tradition.”—Houston Chronicle
Category: Fiction

Manila Marriage App

Author : Jan Elder
ISBN : 9781611164411
Genre : Fiction
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It all began as a lark. Shay Callahan's life was just fine, thank you, but when the seemingly misogynistic missionary, Timothy Flynn, places an advertisement in a Christian magazine for a wife, Shay decides to give it a whirl. Why not? After all, she's not currently seeing anyone, and this man truly needs to be taught a lesson. When Dr. Flynn picks Shay's application, she hops on a plane and flies to the Philippines. The strategy is to jet in, enjoy an exciting two-week vacation, and jet out again, all at his expense. Instead, her plan backfires. The handsome missionary man is not what he seems, and the foreign land has far more to offer than Shay could imagine. Embark on a tropical adventure with Shay that challenges everything she believes.
Category: Fiction

The Sacred Chronicles

Author : Mary E. Asaro
ISBN : 9781480968547
Genre : Fiction
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The Sacred Chronicles: Wild Dreams by Mary E. Asaro The Sacred Chronicles: Wild Dreams is a dark fantasy that is uniquely written with an odd sense of humor. A young singer raised in a small town tries to make it to fame and fortune. His destiny for the spotlight is suddenly changed into a journey that leads him to a remote hotel in the middle of nowhere with guests and an innkeeper who is suspected of being some kind of shape-shifter. Maurice LaShore is an owner of a small music label in the sleepy town of Darlington who sends his new client, Dustin Mendez, on a simple, but mysterious assignment to an old, shaggy hotel called Yu Ji Cove to pick up a young woman by the name of Lydia Delino. During Dustin’s stay, he stumbles upon a terrifying secret about all the inhabitants at Yu Ji Cove: a secret that is brought to light and causes the whole hotel to burn for it. After the fire, Dustin finds himself on the run from hunters while he is in desperate search for Lydia Delino. Filled with werewolves, were-cats, hunters, possessions and more, this novel explores another world beyond the ordinary that will either destroy Dustin or save him from total despair.
Category: Fiction

The Book Of Love And Hate

Author : Lauren Sanders
ISBN : 9781617756009
Genre : Fiction
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The author of the Lambda Literary Award winner Kamikaze Lust delivers “a thrilling tale of espionage, family ties, sex, love, and betrayal” (The Advocate). Jennifer Baron is a failed Olympic speed skater now running her family’s foundation and trying to stay sober, when her billionaire father disappears. She travels to Israel in search of him, becoming recklessly entangled in his illegal dealings and with his enigmatic lover, Gila, a former Mossad agent gone bad. Along the way, she is drawn into the shadow worlds of the Promised Land, where career-jockeying government agents, fake Orthodox Jews, queer Palestinians on the run, and other displaced wanderers scramble to find home amid the endless cycles of war, occupation, and heartbreak. The Book of Love and Hate is an unraveling of white-collar crime and its motivations. It’s a testament to the magnificent oblivion of love and a shattering of inherited trauma, both personal and historical. “A thriller of literary pedigree, unbound by convention . . . If you’re seeking a cathartic resolution in the final pages, you might be disappointed—but you shouldn’t be surprised. Not when you’re talking about Israel and corrupt fortunes, and madness, obsession, and abuse . . . Just don’t expect to find a safe, comforting space in the pages of Lauren Sanders’s discomforting and terrific book.” —The Village Voice “Sanders knows how to craft a story. The storyline is riveting, and the personal development of the characters kept me engaged on a deeper level than even her thrilling plot could. Her prose is beautiful and brings you to an ending that is sure to have you reeling.” —Windy City Times
Category: Fiction

Back Spin

Author : Harlan Coben
ISBN : 9781409119753
Genre : Fiction
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The search for a missing boy gives Myron Bolitar far more than he bargained for... From the bestselling author of SIX YEARS. The boy was born and raised on the Main Line. But he vanished on Philadelphia's mean streets - last seen in a down-town cheater's hotel. For sports agent Myron Bolitar, his client, superstar Linda Coldren, comes first, and that means unravelling the mystery of her son's kidnapping. But when Myron goes after the missing boy, he crashes through a crowd of low-lifes, blue bloods and liars on both sides of the social divide. And when family skeletons start coming out of the closet, Myron is about to find out how deadly life can get...
Category: Fiction

Sacred And Stolen

Author : Gary Vikan
ISBN : 9781590794012
Genre : Art
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Sacred and Stolen is the memoir of an art museum director with the courage to reveal what goes on behind the scenes. Gary Vikan lays bare the messy underbelly of museum life: looted antiquities, crooked dealers, deluded collectors, duplicitous public officials, fakes, inside thefts, bribery, and failed exhibitions. These backstories, at once shocking and comical, reveal a man with a taste for adventure, an eagerness to fan the flames of excitement, and comfort with the chaos that often ensued. A Minnesota kid who started out as a printer’s devil in his father’s small-town newspaper, Vikan ended up as the director of The Walters Art Museum, a gem of a museum in Baltimore. Sacred and Stolen reveals his quest to bring the “holy” into the museum experience as he struggles to reconcile his passion for acquiring sacred works of art with his suspicion that they were stolen. The cast of characters in his many adventures include the elegant French oil heiress, Dominique de Menil, the notorious Turkish smuggler, Aydin Dikmen, his slippery Dutch dealer, Michel van Rijn, the inscrutable and implacable Patriarchs of Ethiopia and Georgia, and the charismatic President of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze—along with a mysterious thief of a gorgeous Renoir painting missing from a museum for over sixty years. When the painting suddenly shows up, it’s Vikan who tracks down the culprit. In his afterword Vikan explains his coming to grips with the realities of art dealing in our present dangerous world that includes the fanatical iconoclasm of the Islamic State. We know of the violent destruction and looting of precious treasures of antiquity and unscrupulous black market art dealers who take advantage of international conflicts to possess them. Sacred and Stolen is a truly eye-opening account of art dealing in the modern world.
Category: Art

Well Girl

Author : Jami Amerine
ISBN : 9781643528069
Genre : Religion
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If you’re skinny, fat, short, tall, or somewhere in between. . . If you’ve ever thought that losing weight would lead to happiness. . . If you’ve ever avoided a mirror because you didn’t want to see your reflection. . . If you’ve found Jesus or you’re still searching. . . Well, Girl, You’ve Come to the Right Place. *** You’ll find a sassy, funny, authentic, and encouraging friend in master word weaver Jami Amerine, as she comes alongside you to share God’s overwhelming grace and patience in an inside-out journey to wellness. She’ll introduce you to a heavenly Father who adores you, right where you are. And she’ll let you have a peek into the insane ride of her life that led her to complete freedom after years of hating herself—while she was completely and utterly adored by Jesus. This transformational read will set you free. Hilarious, raw, and somehow poetic, Well, Girl offers scriptural truths, honest and thought-provoking ideas about wellness, and an in-depth look at a life free from culture’s lies—with increased self-worth, better overall health, and more confidence in your physical appearance.
Category: Religion