When the death of Joan of Arc shows her the dangers faced by strong women, Jacquetta, a psychic descendant of a river goddess, studies alchemy and becomes the secret wife of Richard Woodville before returning to the court of Henry VI.
Release on 2005-02-26 | by Charles Taylor,David Cayley
Author: Charles Taylor,David Cayley
Pubpsher: House of Anansi
In The Rivers North of the Future David Cayley has compiled Ivan Illich's moving and insightful thoughts concerning the fate of the Christian Gospel. Illich's view, which could be summed up as the corruption of the best is the worst, is that Jesus' call to love more abundantly became the basis for new forms of power in the hands of those who organized and administered this New Testament. Illich also explores the invention of technology, the road from hospitality to the hospital, the criminalization of sin, the church as the template of the modern state, and the death of nature. Illich's analysis of contemporary society as a congealed and corrupted Christianity is both a bold historical hypothesis and a call to believers to re-invent the Christian church. With a foreword by Charles Taylor. Ivan Illich (1926-2002) was a brilliant polymath, an iconoclastic thinker, and a prolific writer. He was a priest, vice-rector of a university, founder of the Centre for Intercultural Documentation in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and author of numerous books, including Deschooling Society, Tools for Conviviality, Energy and Equity, and Medical Nemesis.
The book discusses the meaning of the Big Nails. The Big Nails are symbols of salvation and eternal life for Christians. God loves the world so much that He gave His only Begotten Son so to save us [ John 3:16]. Whoever believes in the Son of God is saved, whoever rejects Him is condemned. Salvation and Eternal life are free gifts from God. We are saved by grace through faith [Ephesians 2:8-9]. The Big Nail, the cross, the spear, the spun crown and the hammer were used to crucify our Lord. The Lord Jesus Christ freely gave His life to save us [John10:18]. The Big Nails are symbols of God's amazing love for men; His power God to create, destroy and give life [John1-15-Mathew 28:19]. They are symbols of the victory of Christ over sins, death and Satan. The Lord Jesus Christ was crucified for our sins, He rose from the dead. He is Alive. He is Risen. 1On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7''The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.'' " 8Then they remembered his words [Luke 24:1-8]. The Big nails are symbols of forgiveness, reconciliation, free salvation and eternal life from God: 6You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die.
Have you ever wondered why some people face greater obstacles than others? Running from the rumors and the haunting of her mother's past, Eden tries to find herself through the struggles of being alone. As she suffered from childhood abuse, in an attempt to keep her sanity, Eden's journey has just began as she battles between good and evil, trying not to become her mother. This book will help you understand God's love and mercy to those who love and know him. It will help you realize that sometimes we have to stand through a test from God to be broken down, so that we can be built on a solid foundation. Get ready to go on the ride of your life as you experience the depths of Eden's pain and struggles.
The Red Queen, The White Queen, and The Lady of the Rivers
Author: Philippa Gregory
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
The Red Queen In a novel of conspiracy, passion, and coldhearted ambition, number one bestselling author Philippa Gregory has brought to life the story of a proud and determined woman who believes that she alone is destined, by her piety and lineage, to shape the course of history. In The Red Queen, Gregory illuminates the fascinating woman who founded England’s most powerful ruling line, the Tudors: Margaret Beaufort. The White Queen Elizabeth Woodville, a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition, secretly marries the newly crowned boy king of England. While she rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become the central figures in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London. Philippa Gregory brings the artistry and intellect of a master writer and storyteller to a new era in history and begins what is sure to be another bestselling classic series. The Lady of the Rivers The Lady of the Rivers is #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory’s remarkable story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the Wars of the Roses.
Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774-1776
Author: Janet Schaw
Pubpsher: U of Nebraska Press
Alexander and Janet Schaw, Scottish siblings, began a journey in 1774 that would take them from Edinburgh to the Caribbean Islands and then to America. Part of the early wave of Scottish colonization, the pair visited family and friends who had already established themselves in the colonies. Journal of a Lady of Quality is Janet Schaw?s account of this voyage through letters to a friend in Scotland. The letters describe the sights, scenery, and social life she encountered, but they also reveal the political atmosphere of an America on the verge of revolution. Stephen Carl Arch provides a new introduction for this Bison Books edition.