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Robin Jones Gunn reveals poignant truths from her life as well as from the lives of women in the Bible as she flips the notion that we are at the mercy of circumstances. She asks, what if God has dreams for you? What if he is accomplishing those dreams in the midst of shattered hopes? When life doesn't go as expected, it's easy to feel like a victim. We look at the events that have gone wrong and view our lives as impaired. What if we could see our future as God sees it? Would our view radically change if we understood we are indeed victims rather than of happenstance? God, the Relentless Lover, has vigorously sought you. He has instilled dreams in your heart that are grander than you can imagine. But the route to their fulfillment often is through a path you wouldn't seek. What if God wants to take the hopes that tug at your heart and enliven them? Are you ready to live inside the mysterious joy of being a victim of grace?
When young girls start to go missing, Samantha, a new detective on the Botswana police force suspects that muti, a traditional African medicine, is the reason. She and Detective David "Kubu" Bengu race to stop a serial killer, all as the father of one of the victims threatens to take matters into his own hands.
When a beloved contemporary Christian recording artist finds herself unable to continue her current tour schedule, she returns home to Chicago, where she faces new questions about her future and her faith.
The first publication of a previously unknown narrative poem by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the extraordinary story of the final days of England's legendary hero, King Arthur.
Presents breathing techniques and exercises that can be used to alleviate mood and stress-related issues, including anxiety, depression, and insomnia, all without taking medication.
The final book Myers' Belgian Congo-set mystery series, this is the story of an all-girls boarding school for runaway child brides, and features events inspired by Myers' childhood in the Belgian Congo.
"Strong, independent, smart, Kate is a modern business woman who knows exactly how to run her well organized world. But underneath her professional, starched exterior lurks a secret she's been running from for years...a secret desire that both exhilarates her and terrifies her. And when an old lover unexpectedly shows up and demands that Kate stop hiding from her passion, she decides to spend a week at his mansion exploring her deep submissive side, promising that this time she won't hold anything back . . . including her heart"-- Provided by publisher.
Describes the life of the mysterious doctor Max Jacobson, who was code-named Dr. Feelgood after treating John F. Kennedy and many other historical figures and celebrities with a special serum that turned out to contain methamphetamine and steroids.
Meredith Stoltzfus could never love anyone like she loved her husband, Luke. When a friend from her past stops by her home to offer a helping hand, Meredith hesitantly agrees. But deep down, she feels uneasy about it. How would it look to others, seeing Jonah around so often?
Roman Keim just wants a break from the family drama at his snowy Ohio home when he heads to an Amish snowbird community in Florida. There he meets Amanda Yoder and her daughter Regina who soon are warming his heart. But will Roman return to Ohio or will he stay and help the young widow embrace a second chance at love?
An old farm, a deserted landscape, a dark secret from times past with fatal consequences for the present. In the tranquil northern seaside town of Scarborough, a student is found cruelly murdered. For months, the investigators are in the dark, until they are faced with a copy-cat crime. The investigation continues as they struggle to establish a connection between the two victims. Ambitious detective Valerie Almond clings to the all too obvious: a rift within the family of the second victim. But there is far more to the case than first appears, and Valerie is led toward a dark secret inextricably linked to the evacuation of children to Scarborough during World War II. Horrified at her last-minute discovery, Valerie realizes that she may be too late to save the next victim.
Author Lipton is a former medical school professor and research scientist. His experiments, and those of other leading-edge scientists, have examined in great detail the processes by which cells receive information. The implications of this research radically change our understanding of life. It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology; that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts. Dr. Lipton's profoundly hopeful synthesis of the latest and best research in cell biology and quantum physics is being hailed as a breakthrough, showing that our bodies can be changed as we retrain our thinking.--From publisher description.
Elizabeth Lancaster, whose family thinks she deserves a more exciting life, joins her ex-husband for a summer Shakespeare festival, meets a political operative, and gains some unexpected insights from studying the playwright.
"A pious old woman steps out of the Sacred Heart confessional and is shot through the heart by a sniper with what at first appears to be a miraculous and impossible shot. Colonel Tech Weaver dispatches a team from Langley to put the shooter and anyone else who gets in the way-- in a body bag before a half-century of national secrets are revealed. But soon the sniper strikes again. And Detective John Lynch, the son of a murdered Chicago cop, finds himself cast into an underworld of political corruption, as he tries to uncover the truth about what's really going on-- before another innocent citizen gets killed"--P.  of cover.
"After finding God and falling in love, life is good for Dr. Jennifer O'Malley. But can her faith--and her family--survive the challenges ahead?"--Provided by publisher.