Now a major Lifetime movie event—Book Three of the Dollanganger series that began with Flowers in the Attic—the novel of forbidden love that captured the world’s imagination and earned V.C. Andrews a fiercely devoted fanbase. They hide the shocking truth to protect their children. But someone who knows their dark secret is watching. Christopher and Cathy have made a loving home for their handsome and talented teenager Jory, their imaginative nine-year-old Bart, and a sweet baby daughter. Then an elderly woman and her strange butler move in next door. The Old Woman in Black watches from her window, lures lonely Bart inside with cookies and ice cream, and asks him to call her “grandmother.” Slowly Bart transforms, each visit pushing him closer to the edge of madness and violence, while his anguished parents can only watch. For Cathy and Chris, the horrors of the past have come home…and everything they love may soon be torn from them.
In book two of the Broken Empire trilogy, the boy who would be king has gained the throne—but the crown is a heavy weight to bear... At age nine, Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath vowed to avenge his slaughtered mother and brother—and to punish his father for not doing so. At fifteen, he began to fulfill that vow. Now, at eighteen, he must fight for what he has taken by torture and treachery. Haunted by the pain of his past, and plagued by nightmares of the atrocities he has committed, King Jorg is filled with rage. And even as his need for revenge continues to consume him, an overwhelming enemy force marches on his castle. Jorg knows that he cannot win a fair fight. But he has found a long-hidden cache of ancient artifacts. Some might call them magic. Jorg is not certain—all he knows is that their secrets can be put to terrible use in the coming battle...
Learn to identify trees in winter, by their twigs and other features, with this key to native and commonly introduced deciduous trees of the U.S. and Canada east of the Rockies.--Information taken from back of book.
This eBook boxed set contains the previously published bestselling Dollanganger series by V.C. Andrews, including: Flowers in the Attic, Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns, and Seeds of Yesterday.
Whenever you think of thorns you think of something that will hurt you, it is the same way in the spirit, thorns will hurt you spiritually and stop God's best from appearing in your life.The best thorns that have ever existed in this earthly life are the thorns that were placed on Jesus' head. They represent the freedom for all mankind to be free from the thorns (sins) that will hinder your walk with Jesus Christ. These sins must be put away in order to live a righteous life.Things that choke people are things that we may not pay very much attention to and these thorns can grow and destroy lives. You will discover that some of these thorns will hinder your walk with Jesus Christ because they are not like God. They will actually stop your blessings. Unforgiveness Unbelief Fear Trusting Excuses People Use Worry Jealousy Pornography Prejudice
What would biology look like if it took the problem of natural evil seriously? This book argues that biological descriptions of evolution are inherently moral, just as the biblical story of creation has biological implications. A complete account of evolution will therefore require theological input. The Dome of Eden does not try to harmonize evolution and creation. Harmonizers typically begin with Darwinism and then try to add just enough religion to make evolution more palatable, or they begin with Genesis and pry open the creation account just wide enough to let in a little bit of evolution. By contrast, Stephen Webb provides a theory of how evolution and theology fit together, and he argues that this kind of theory is required by the internal demands of both theology and biology. The Dome of Eden also develops a theological account of evolution that is distinct from the intelligent design movement. Webb shows how intelligent design properly discerns the inescapable dimension of purpose in nature but, like Darwinism itself, fails to make sense of the problem of natural evil. Finally, this book draws on the work of Karl Barth to advance a new reading of the Genesis narrative and the theology of Duns Scotus to provide the necessary metaphysical foundation for evolutionary thought.
Mason Asylum is not to be taken lightly. Everyone in town knows that one would have to be heinous, ruthless and detached to get in. And that person would have to be even more clever, cunning and conniving to get out. The hill upon which it rests stands as a daunting shadow over the city, often interpreted by citizens as both a reminder of heroic services rendered and a symbol of tyrannical power over the populace, holding a proverbial atomic bomb of the criminally insane. Thorns, the first book in the Mason Cases series, is a detailed account of the only escaped convicted patient from Mason Asylum. Its validity has never been confirmednor denied. Follow him as he quests for the woman he lovesoutside the walls of the hospital/prison. Armed with a pen, a notebook, and an endless arsenal of mental resources, and fueled by an undying dedication to the girl for whom he longs, his journey takes him along a twisted road that he himself creates. This series is a very twisted and mysterious story[trailing] a lover unfolding countless disorders and dysfunctions, not only of himself, but of the many characters that he meets, while on a mission to reunite with his lover. Hell stop at nothing to find her and prove both his love and his stability. (Aleigha, MD)
Duncan Chalk is a monstrous media mogul with a vast appetite for other people's pain. He feeds off it, and carefully nurtures it in order to feed it to the public. It is inevitable that Chalk should home in on Minner Burris, a space traveller whose body was taken apart by alien surgeons and then put back together again - differently. Burris' pain is constant. And so is that of Lona Kelvin, used by scientists to supply eggs for 100 children and then ruthlessly discarded. Only an emotional vampire like Chalk can see the huge audience eager to watch a relationship develop between these two damaged people. And only Chalk can make it happen. First published in 1967
Only paperback edition of a great legal classic. Lucid, accessible coverage of liability, criminal law, torts, contracts, and more, from historical perspective. New introduction by Sheldon M. Novick. Table of Cases.
This volume is accurately annotated, including * an extensive biography of the author and his life Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written between AD 397 and AD 398. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles. Its original title was "Confessions in Thirteen Books", and it was composed to be read out loud with each book being a complete unit. The work outlines Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever written, and was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the following 1000 years of the Middle Ages. It is not a complete autobiography, as it was written in his early 40s, and he lived long afterwards, producing another important work (City of God); it does, nonetheless, provide an unbroken record of his development of thought and is the most complete record of any single person from the 4th and 5th centuries. (from wikipedia.com)
This is the story of two journeys, one which makes its way towards the slopes and summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and another which takes a curving inner path into the soul of the narrator. Encouraged by his wife, who accompanies him, Hamish Malcolm undertakes a journey to the summit of Kilimanjaro, not only to return his father's Bible but also to scatter his father's ashes - one of his father's final wishes. The outer journey is one in which he comes to know Kilimanjaro, its subtleties, its extremes and the crippling effects of altitude sickness. It leads to a dramatic life-threatening encounter with another climber, introducing him to a figure from his past: someone he wanted to forget. This story speaks to people individually and draws attention to one of our greatest challenges as human beings, to be first and foremost self-questioning.