The Crooked Mirror

Author: Louise Steinman
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807050563
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A lyrical literary memoir that explores the exhilarating, discomforting, and ultimately healing process of Polish-Jewish reconciliation taking place in Poland today Although an estimated 80 percent of American Jews are of Polish descent, many in the postwar generation and those born later know little about their families’ connection to their ancestral home. In fact, many Jews continue to think of Poland as a bastion of anti-Semitism, since nearly the entire population of Polish Jewry was killed in the Holocaust. The reality is more complex: although German-occupied Poland was the site of great persecution towards Jews, it was also the epicenter of European Jewish life for centuries. Louise Steinman sets out to examine the burgeoning Polish-Jewish reconciliation movement through the lens of her own family's history, joining the ranks of Jews of Polish descent who are confronting both Poland’s heroism and occupation-afflicted atrocities, and who are seeking to reconnect with their families’ Polish roots

The Lion Storyteller Christmas Book

Author: Bob Hartman
Publisher: Lion Children's Books
ISBN: 0745967922
Size: 28.11 MB
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This collection of stories is packed full of Christmas tales and legends from around the world; a festive treat from a popular storyteller. Here you will find Nativity stories from the Bible, folk tales from long ago, stories of favourite Christmas figures, and learn about how many Christmas traditions came about. Written to be read aloud or read alone, the stories jump off the page with fun illustrations which capture the Christmas spirit and will become family favourites, year after year.

Becoming Mrs Lewis

Author: Patti Callahan
Publisher: Harper Inspire
ISBN: 0310104793
Size: 64.52 MB
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A heart-rending historical romance, and a glimpse into the life of a writer Poet, atheist and communist, New Yorker Joy Davidman is an unconventional woman – and an unlikely partner for an English academic and theologian. And when she starts a correspondence with Narnia author C. S. Lewis, she isn't looking for love. Her own marriage crumbling, she seeks refuge in her work, and guidance from a writer she admires. But in Joy's letters Lewis discovers a kindred spirit, and an intellect to equal his own. Bonding over a shared love of literature and ideas, a deep connection is forged between the two. Embarking on the adventure of a lifetime, Joy travels from America to England and back again. Facing heartbreak and poverty, discovering friendship and faith, against all the odds, the couple struggle to secure a love that will endure forever.

The Church Builder Collection

Author: A.L. Shields
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310344077
Size: 15.40 MB
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From A. L. Shields—pseudonym for New York Times bestselling author Stephen L. Carter—come the Church Builder novels as an e-collection! The Church Builder One group focused on destroying all religion. One group struggling to preserve the church. One woman searching for the truth. For two months, small-town lawyer Bethany Barclay had been mourning the hit-and-run death of her enigmatic best friend, Annabelle Seaver. Then the son of her wealthiest client is found murdered in her kitchen. When Bethany herself becomes the leading suspect, she must flee both the authorities and a mysterious killer. But there is more at stake than she knows. Bethany is caught in the web of a shadowy organization determined to destroy Christianity. The final outcome rests on her ability to piece together the last three months of her best friend’s life. Wilderness Rising An age-old struggle between the enemies of God and the champions of faith. A rumored relic that could prove Christ performed miracles—or declare him a fraud. A woman on the run from international authorities. Bethany Barclay is fighting to outwit the Wilderness, an ancient and powerful cabal bent on destroying Christianity. Its members murdered her best friend, framed her for acts of terrorism, and captured the brilliant teen hacker she vowed to protect. To ransom the girl, Bethany must find the Pilate Stone—a mysterious first-century artifact that might not even exist. But she’s not the only one looking for the stone. In an international landscape of double agents, Bethany finds it impossible to tell friend from foe. The Garden, a secret group of powerful intellectuals sworn to save the Church and help Bethany, is collapsing under the rising power of the Wilderness. And an ocean separates her from her only proven ally—the lone wolf Ray Fuentes, who has battles of his own to fight. A sparse trail of breadcrumbs takes Bethany across Europe into a labyrinth of academics, art historians, and followers of a reclusive monastic order. As her quest transforms into an ever more complex and dangerous game, unlikely actors in the drama emerge. Some are ruthlessly devoted to preserving a world where faith is possible. Others aim to brutally, and finally, undermine belief. Including her own.

Lion In Wait

Author: Dorothy Gardiner
Publisher:
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An escaped circus lion is blamed for the brutal killing of a man, but Sheriff Moss Magill doesn't believe that theory.

The Pianist Of Yarmouk

Author: Aeham Ahmad
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241347548
Size: 58.86 MB
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'In amongst the wreckage scenes of hope. An amazing man - Ahmad played the piano just to spread love' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2 The incredible and inspirational true story of one young man's struggle to find peace during war, and the power of music to bring hope to a desperate nation. One morning in war-torn Damascus, a starving man drags a piano into a rubbled street. Everything he once knew has been destroyed by war. Amidst ruin and despair, he begins to play. He plays of love and hope, he plays for his family and his fellow Syrians. He plays even though he could be killed for doing so. As word of his defiance spreads around the world, he becomes a beacon of hope and even resistance. Yet he fears for his wife and children - the more he plays, the more he and his family are endangered until, finally, he must make a terrible choice . . . Aeham Ahmad's spellbinding and uplifting true story tells of the triumph of love and hope, the incredible bonds of family, and the healing power of music in even the very darkest of places. ___________ 'An extraordinary, beautiful book about a man who in the midst of utter terror wheeled his piano in to the street and played for Yarmouk. He is amazing' Nihal Arthanayake BBC 5 Live 'The music of Aeham Ahmad became a symbol of resistance' Today, BBC Radio 4 'So inspiring' ITV News 'Aeham Ahmad is a talented and brave man of peace. Please read his book and pass it on to anyone who doesn't know or understand the plight of today's refugees' Stanley Tucci BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

The Crooked Line

Author: ʻIṣmat Cug̲h̲tāʼī
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
ISBN:
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"Isolated and ignored as she grows up in a large Muslim Indian household in the 1920s, Shamman's spirited nature rebels against her upbringing. Yet while her perception of her expected role in life deepens, she learns from bitter experience to distrust anyone who offers intimacy. But her defence against love cannot last forever." "The Crooked Line is set in a time of great upheaval and transition as India moves from its imperial past to an independent future. It is a richly-layered account of a woman of integrity searching for her place in a new world."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved