198 pages, 21 of 22 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
In 1966, there is a record store clerk who loves her life just the way it is.
One night on a train, she meets her soul mate, the man who is the key to unlocking her latent ESP, something she never thought possible. She will spend the next 14 years of her life trying to get away from him by any means necessary.
The debut novella of writing team Danika D Potts and Oliver Campbell, Rabbit in the Road is a suspenseful, shocking thriller about just how far one will go in order to preserve their way of life, and is sure to captivate and keep you reeling.
437 pages, 22 of 24 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Jackhammered is a story of hope and redemption, told with candor by a man who had a complicated childhood, joined the Marines when he was 18, became a special agent of the FBI, and then a prosecuting attorney.
In 1978, against all odds, Ed Bethune won a seat in the United States House of Representatives.
His story is unlike any memoir you have ever read because it tells of a young life nearly lost, a love found, and a lifelong struggle to wash away troubles by living out dreams of adventure.
His successes–in politics, in the courtroom defending the poorest of the poor, and as a high profile ethics lawyer for Speaker Newt Gingrich and Majority Leader Tom DeLay–soothe his quest for identity.
But it is not until he and his wife encounter a fearsome storm while trying to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a 31-foot sailboat that he solves the riddle that has haunted him all his life.
226 pages, 136 of 159 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Young Adult
Alex Kosmitoras’s life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead broke and insanely overprotective, and to complicate matters even more, he’s blind. Just when he thinks he’ll never have a shot at a normal life, an enticing new girl comes to their small Midwest town all the way from India. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Sophomore year might not be so bad after all.
Unfortunately, Alex is in store for another new arrival–an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to “see” the future. Try as he may, Alex is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they suggest Simmi is in mortal danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex embarks on his journey to change the future.
7 of 8 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
On October 16, 1907, the American financial system stood on the brink of collapse after one of the largest investment firms failed because of speculative trading. There was no Federal Reserve to help, no government agencies to prop up the failing institutions. Seeing this as a defining crisis, J. Pierpont Morgan stepped in and organized a consortium of bankers and financiers to support the ailing system until the crisis passed. When it finally did, Morgan vowed that he would do everything in his power to make sure such a calamity never happen again.
Set between the years of 1907 to 1912 and inspired by true events, The Titanic Plan tells the story of the many factions of American society as they struggled for power in one of the most dynamic times in the country’s history. The major characters are the giants of that era: capitalists J. Pierpont Morgan, John Astor, William Vanderbilt; labor leaders Big Bill Haywood and Emma Goldman; and Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.
At the center of it all is Captain Archibald Butt, the Military Aide and close confidant to both Roosevelt and Taft. Captain Butt becomes involved in a deepening intrigue that leads him from the White House, to the anarchist circles in Greenwich Village, to the shadowy halls of the newly created FBI, and finally, to the parlors of the rich and powerful. Amid double-crosses and shifting alliances, Archie Butt witnesses the formulation of a brilliant and dangerous power grab that will lead to the first great disaster of the 20th Century.
238 pages, 11 of 11 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
When the love of his life leaves him for an online knight, Declan “Mac” MacDougal moves through the seven stages of grief while crisscrossing America: rescuing damsels, advising the lovelorn, reading fantasy fiction and trying to decide where he wants to pull off the road and live his life again. On the way he loses his best friend, a set of wedding rings, his money and possibly his mind, but learns the road to recovery is the next exit after The Circle City Blues.
279 pages, 7 of 7 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
1943: The destroyer USS Eldridge vanishes during the Philadelphia Experiment. The ship invisibility project ends.
Nuremberg, 1946: Nazi death camp doctor Martin von Kemnitz is hung.
The Pentagon, 1999: A dying hand gifts Angie Milano and Jim Munroe with the deadly legacy that is the Eldridge Roster, the long-lost crew list of the Philadelphia Experiment. The two are soon on the run from the vicious killers sent for the roster. Without it, Project Telemachus, perversion of a wondrous meld of genetics and physics, will fail. And mankind may survive.
As the conspiracy unfolds, Jim and Angie go on the attack, gathering strength from each other as they battle Telemachus and the undying evil at its heart. Old foes of Telemachus, allies with very Different skills, join them. But only by together mastering the secret torments of their pasts can Jim and Angie defeat the Project and crush the dream of its brilliant, diabolical architect.
All allegiances unmasked, all powers unleashed, battle is joined as Project Telemachus launches its final experiment, its success signaling humanity’s brief but anguished twilight.
102 pages, 37 of 39 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Minimalism: Essential Essays is a phenomenal introduction to the meaningful side of minimalism (not just decluttering but focusing on the most important areas in your life).
This 133-page book is a collection of 29 essays about living a meaningful life with less stuff. It also contains a special forward by The Minimalists and two unpublished essays that can’t be found anywhere else on the web: “Dealing with Overwhelm” and “Focus on What’s Important.”
The order of this collection is deliberate: it is meant to be read from beginning to end. Doing so will result in a better overall experience—a different experience from reading The Minimalists’ essays all over the web—connecting various concepts that might otherwise seem unconnected.
This book is short enough to be read in a few sittings, or it can be digested slowly, reading one essay per day for an entire month, applying its principals each day to your own life.
294 pages, 30 of 30 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
I Called Him Dancer is about a boy growing up in a broken home. His fragile world is shattered when his mother leaves him with a relative and walks out of his life. After seeing a man dancing with grace and acrobatics, he decides to imitate the man and discovers a natural talent for dance. His life’s passion becomes dance and eventually the young man achieves his dream of Broadway. A drug addiction and his inner demons destroy his life and he eventually becomes homeless. His previous dance partner refuses to let go and reaches out to him, but he rejects her. Bitter at God and the world, the dancer embraces a solitary life on the streets. Though he lashes out at God, the Lord has other plans for the fallen dancer.
174 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
It is not enough to read the Bible without understanding its cultural context. In The Biblical World Through New Glasses, Bishop Joey Johnson shows the ordinary Bible reader how they can understanding the culture of the first-century New Testament era and enrich their understanding of the whole Bible. Readers will uncover a new way of looking at Scripture, which will lead them to a more complete perspective on the culture in which Jesus Christ was born, lived, died, buried and rose again.
125 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
A 7-point inspection of a healthy faith-building church in the twenty-first century. Utilizing insights from great leaders such as Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, and John Maxwell, among many others, Pastor James R. Jones, Jr. outlines a clear picture of a twenty-first century, healthy, faith-building church. He uses a seven point inspection paradigm to diagnose problems and propose solutions for churches struggling in their ministry, especially in small and medium size settings.
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