Portofino

Author: Frank Schaeffer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786740337
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Calvin is the son of a missionary family, and their trip to Portofino is the highlight of his year. But even in the seductive Italian summer, the Beckers can't really relax. Calvin's father could slip into a Bad Mood and start hurling potted plants at any time. His mother has an embarrassing habit of trying to convert "pagans" on the beach. And his sister Janet has a ski sweater and a miniature Bible in her luggage, just in case the Russians invade and send them to Siberia. His dad says everything is part of God's plan. But this summer, Calvin has some plans of his own ... Portofino is the prequel to the noted trilogy that includes Zermatt. A huge bestseller, Portofino has been translated into seven languages.

Ein Weihnachtskuss F R Clementine

Author: Karen Swan
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641145481
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Die schönsten Geschenke kann man nicht kaufen. Clementine Alderton ist die Sorte Frau, die jeder zur Freundin haben – oder lieber gleich selbst sein möchte: schön, reich und glücklich. Männerherzen fliegen ihr mühelos zu, und sie ist der Mittelpunkt jeder Londoner Party. Doch Clementine hütet ein dunkles Geheimnis. Gerade als ihre sorgsam aufgebaute Fassade zu bröckeln beginnt, erhält sie ein Jobangebot als Inneneinrichterin im verträumten Hafenstädtchen Portofino. Clementine sagt zu – die Reise nach Italien scheint wie die Lösung all ihrer Probleme. Wenn man davon absieht, dass sie in der Vergangenheit schon einmal dort war und sich eigentlich geschworen hatte, nie wieder zurückzukehren ...

Francis Schaeffer And The Shaping Of Evangelical America

Author: Barry Hankins
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802863892
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Francis Schaeffer (1912-1984) was probably the single greatest intellectual influence on young evangelicals of the 1960s and '70s. He was cultural critic, popular intellectual mentor, political activist, evangelist, Christian apologist, and the author of over twenty books and two important films. Along with his wife, Edith, he founded L'Abri, a loving community of intellectual and spiritual exploration where visitors ranged from European existentialists to American evangelicals and even some radicals. In America he lectured widely on college campuses, where he encouraged world-wary evangelicals to engage the culture around them. Along the way he attracted a great many admirers, a few critics, many admirers who became critics, and a few critics who learned to admire him. It is, in short, impossible to understand the intellectual world of evangelicalism today without understanding Francis Schaeffer. Barry Hankins has written a critical but appreciative biography that explains how Schaeffer was shaped by the contexts of his life - from young fundamentalist pastor in America, to greatly admired mentor, to lecturer and activist. Drawing extensively from primary sources, including personal interviews, Hankins paints a picture of a complex, sometimes flawed, but ultimately prophetic figure in American evangelicalism and beyond.

Crazy For God

Author: Frank Schaeffer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786726458
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By the time he was nineteen, Frank Schaeffer's parents, Francis and Edith Schaeffer, had achieved global fame as bestselling evangelical authors and speakers, and Frank had joined his father on the evangelical circuit. He would go on to speak before thousands in arenas around America, publish his own evangelical bestseller, and work with such figures as Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and Dr. James Dobson. But all the while Schaeffer felt increasingly alienated, precipitating a crisis of faith that would ultimately lead to his departure—even if it meant losing everything. With honesty, empathy, and humor, Schaeffer delivers “a brave and important book” (Andre Dubus III, author of House of Sand and Fog)—both a fascinating insider's look at the American evangelical movement and a deeply affecting personal odyssey of faith.

Maestra

Author: L.S. Hilton
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492975011
Size: 77.67 MB
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Judith Rashleigh arbeitet für ein renommiertes Londoner Auktionshaus. Deshalb hält sie es zunächst für ein Versehen, dass ein von ihr als Fälschung entlarvtes Meisterwerk zur Versteigerung steht. Als sie den Galeristen auf den Fehler hinweist, feuert er sie kurzerhand und raubt ihr jede Hoffnung auf eine Zukunft in der Kunstwelt. Doch gelingt es Judith, sich weiterhin in den elitären Kreisen zu bewegen und die Hintergründe des millionenschweren Kunstbetrugs aufzudecken, ohne dabei ihre wahre Identität preiszugeben. Ein riskantes Spiel, an dem die junge Britin aber immer mehr Gefallen findet – und zwar so sehr, dass sie den Spieß schließlich umdreht und sich das nimmt, was ihr zusteht. Selbst wenn sie dafür über Leichen gehen muss.

Books Abroad

Author: Ernst Erich Noth
Publisher:
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Our Man Elsewhere

Author: Thornton McCamish
Publisher: Black Inc.
ISBN: 1925203115
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A world-famous Australian writer, an inspiration to Robert Hughes and Clive James, a legendary war correspondent who also wrote bestselling histories of exploration and conservation . . . and yet forgotten? In this dazzling book, Thornton McCamish delves into the past to reclaim a remarkable figure, Alan Moorehead. As a reporter, Moorehead witnessed many of the great historical events of the mid-20th century: the Spanish Civil War and both world wars, Cold War espionage, and decolonisation in Africa. He debated strategy with Churchill and Gandhi, fished with Hemingway, and drank with Graham Greene, Ava Gardner and Truman Capote. As well as being a regular contributor to the New Yorker, in 1956 Moorehead wrote the first significant book about the Gallipoli campaign. With its countless adventures, its touch of jet-set glamour and its tragic arc, Moorehead’s story is a beguiling one. Thornton McCamish tells it as a quest – intimate, perceptive and superbly entertaining. His funny, ardent book reveals an extraordinary Australian and takes its place in a fresh tradition of contemporary biography. Longlisted, 2016 Walkley Book Award ‘[McCamish] succeeds beautifully: Our Man Elsewhere is crammed with anecdote and shrewd observation, with the kind of detail and ruminative digression that conventional biographers might consider trivial or irrelevant ... [it] is such a good book that I’m hard put to find anything wrong with it.’ —Inside Story ‘McCamish’s triumph is to apply Moorehead’s own relentless curiosity to his subject, and add a modern prism to the man and his work. McCamish’s writing is elegant, frosted in fresh insights ... marvellous.’ —Herald Sun ‘A detailed, involving and very readable look at the life of a flawed man with a large appetite for life.’ —Books+Publishing ‘This is one of those rare biographies that will keep you transfixed right to the very last pages, even though in this instance, they are scorchingly sad.’ —Country Style Thornton McCamish is a freelance journalist and writer. He was editor of the Big Issue (Australia) magazine from 1996 to 1999. His book Supercargo: A Journey Among Ports (2002) was published by Lonely Planet. Thornton received a 2013 Merlyn Myer Biography stipend to write Our Man Elsewhere - awarded on the strength of his outstanding proposal.

Contemporary Authors

Author: Donna Olendorf
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780810319714
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Find biographical information on more than 130,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Sketches typically include personal information, contact information, career history, writings, biographical and critical sources, authors' comments, and informative essays about their lives and work. A softcover cumulative index is published twice per year (included in subscription).

Sommertraum Mit Aussicht

Author: Brenda Bowen
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104034893
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Verzauberter August - ein ganzer herrlicher Monat auf einer kleinen Insel in Maine, weit weg von allem Stress. Für diesen Sommertraum mieten vier Frauen, die sich vorher nicht kannten, gemeinsam ein Cottage. Brenda Bowen erzählt in ihrem wunderbar unterhaltsamen Roman von der Magie eines Inselsommers, der Macht der Liebe und dem Mut zur Veränderung. An einem drögen, nasskalten Frühlingstag entdecken Lottie Wilkinson und Rose Arbuthnot gleichzeitig das Inserat für ein Ferienhaus am Schwarzen Brett des Kindergartens. Spontan beschließen sie, es gemeinsam zu mieten, obwohl sich keine von beiden diesen Luxus leisten kann. Sie haben eine Auszeit so dringend nötig, dass sie das Risiko eingehen, sich mit zwei weiteren Gästen das Haus zu teilen. Für vier Wochen kann man schließlich auch mit Fremden auskommen, oder? Was sie nicht ahnen: der Vermieter des Hauses ist nicht nur an den Einnahmen aus der Sommervermietung interessiert. Nach ihrer Ankunft auf der Insel sind sie verzaubert von dem atemberaubenden Blick, der salzigen Seeluft, den langen, trägen Tagen. Losgelöst von ihrem Alltag, erliegen die vier mehr und mehr dem Charme von Little Lost Island, und auch die mitgebrachten Sorgen scheinen sich in der Atlantikfrische aufzulösen - bis Besuch eintrifft. Ein hinreißender, in schöner Landschaft wie unterhaltsamen Verwicklungen schwelgender Roman.