In this absorbing and evocative biography, Laura takes us back to her beginnings in 1950s Gulf Coast Florida and explores the individuals and experiences that set her on her life-long path of research and discovery. From her first experience with a terrifying Face at the Window in childhood, to her eventual meeting with 'her Ark', the reader is swept along by Laura's compelling prose and, at times exquisitely poignant reflections on life and the challenges it presents. As she pursues her remarkable quest for truth that will ultimately lead her to ask perhaps the most profound question of human existence - what is love and does it really exist? - Laura invites us to share in the fruits of her labors and the important lessons learned.
As Grace's health deteriorates in her own world and she moves ever closer to her death, she returns to the past where Roman is waiting for her and she falls deeper in love with a man whose sole purpose in life is his quest for blood. This is the second novel in the Resurrection series.
"This volume is the first anthology of poetic writings on slavery from America, Britain, and around the Atlantic during the Enlightenment - the crucial period that saw the height of the slave trade but also the origins of the anti-slavery movement. Bringing together more than four hundred poems and excerpts from longer works that were written by more than two hundred and fifty poets, both famous and unknown, the book charts the emergence of slavery as part of the collective consciousness of the English-speaking world. The book includes: poems by forty women, ranging from abolitionists Hannah More and Mary Robinson to Frances Seymour, the Countess of Herford; works by more than twenty African or African American poets, including familiar names (Phillis Wheatley), intriguing figures (Afro-Dutch Latin scholar Johannes Capitein), and newly rediscovered black poets (an anonymous veteran of the Revolutionary War); and poetry by such canonical writers as Dryden, Defoe, Pope, Johnson, Blake, Boswell, Burns, Wordsworth, and Coleridge." "The poems speak of the themes of slavery: capture, torture, endurance, rebellion, thwarted romances, and spiritual longing. They also raise intriguing questions about the contradications between cultural attitudes and public policy of the time. Writers such as these, suggests editor James Basker, were not complicit in the imperial project or indifferent about slavery but actually laid the groundwork for the political changes that would follow."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This full-color, illustrated gift edition includes twenty-eight of Osbeck's most popular hymn-story devotions, including "Amazing Grace"; "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"; "Holy, Holy, Holy"; and "It Is Well with My Soul."
From his personal struggles growing up to the struggles of his congregation, author John King knows the meaning of 'Amazing Grace.' But it is the text of the hymn that captures the essence of the Christian faith. In six short stanzas this hymn lays out the most basic truth that the love and grace of God reaches out to all human beings everywhere and in all circumstances. Amazing Grace Says It All takes the text of that great hymn and helps the reader understand God's unconditional love and his amazing willingness to accept each person just as they are through personal stories of individuals finding grace.
The Role of Clarence and Grace S. in Alcoholics Anonymous
Author: Dick B.
Pubpsher: Good Book Publishing Company
Dick B., as A.A.'s leading historian, is particularly qualified to write on this Clarence Snyder subject. First, he read the Clarence Snyder materials. Second, he met a number of Snyder sponsees at the Snyder spiritual retreats where he was invited to speak. Third, he worked with and partially edited the How It Worked book by Clarence Snyder sponsee Mitch K., Fourth, Dick and his son spent a week with Clarence's widow Grace gathering information about Clarence, Grace, and A.A. Finally, Dick was later asked by three old-timer Clarence Snyder sponsees to compile and edit their A.A. Legacy based on Snyder's teachings, techniques, beliefs, and their successes. Dick has published 33 history titles in all to date.