457 pages, 10 of 10 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
“The Bastard” is an action-driven tale of the missing decades in the life of Jesus. The novel realistically portrays a human Jesus as an outcast character caught in a clash of cultures during an age of brutality and violence. In the novel, Jesus escapes his bullied childhood in Nazareth by becoming a stable boy who travels with the Roman cavalry to Germania. He rises to become a mounted medicus and, finally, a gladiator, before rejecting violence and returning to Judea as a healer. The love between Jesus and Mary Magdalene is central to this story of awakening and redemption through the terrible path of hardship and bloodshed.
167 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
How to Think Clearly: A Guide to Critical Thinking is an easy-to-understand, lively, and at times lighthearted introduction to the serious issues of learning how to think clearly and how to spot the difference between good and bad reasoning in the spoken and printed word. Dr. Doug Erlandson has written a book that is clear and straightforward enough that those who are interested in learning how to think clearly can read and understand it on their own. At the same time the book possesses the content and intellectual rigor that one expects in a text appropriate for an introductory college-level course in critical thinking.
Drawing on many concrete examples of good and bad reasoning from the political and social realm as well as from day-to-day life, Erlandson explains the difference between an argument, an explanation, and a description, and then discusses the characteristics of good and bad deductive and inductive arguments. He follows this with three chapters devoted to spotting and avoiding various fallacies, including such common ones as ad hominem attacks, straw man arguments, red herrings, false cause arguments, equivocations, and the like.
How to Think Clearly is based on Doug Erlandson’s nearly twenty years of teaching courses in logic and critical thinking as well as his observations of good and bad reasoning in many areas of life. This book will provide readers with the tools they need to critically assess the claims and counterclaims with which they are bombarded by politicians, pundits, commentators, and editors, as well as coworkers, friends and family. Finally, it will aid readers in developing skills to present their own views in ways that are clear, coherent, sensible, and persuasive.
45 pages, 5 of 5 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
This story is a present-day twist on the biblical story of Jacob and his mother Rebecca plotting together against the elderly father Isaac, who is lying on his deathbed, in order to get their hands on the inheritance, and on the power in the family. This is no old fairy tale. Its power is here and now, in each one of us.
Listening to Yankle telling his take on events, we understand the bitter rivalry between him and his brother. We become intimately engaged with every detail of the plot, and every shade of emotion in these flawed, yet fascinating characters. He yearns to become his father’s favorite son, seeing only one way open to him, to get that which he wants: deceit
“What if my father would touch me,” asks Yankle. In planning his deception, it is not love for his father, nor respect for his age that drives his hesitation—rather, it is the fear to be found out.
And so—covering his arm with the hide of a kid, pretending to be that which he is not—he is now ready for the last moment he is going to have with his father.
88 pages, 30 of 31 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
We may all have heard the real message of Christmas, but are you really hearing it? It is so easy for us to get lost in the hustle and bustle of holiday stuff, but Jesus wants you to make room in your heart for him. This series of daily devotions from December 1 to December 25 matches up Old Testament prophecy with New Testament fulfillment about Jesus. With a bite-sized reflection and a handful of discussion questions, this devotional will work for the family around the dinner table or for your personal time alone with God.
This season, will you make him room?
316 pages, 5 of 5 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Bethany Light is the daughter of a minister who can’t forgive her father for running off with the church secretary. She goes to her own pastor for counsel, never expecting to fall in love with him. To make matters worse, she’s personal training his fiancé in preparation for the big day and somehow ends up in their wedding.
Refusing to make the same mistake her dad made, Bethany tries to focus on fixing her family rather than face her own issues. How could a household that used to have it all together have fallen so far from grace? And how can she keep from following in her father’s footsteps when it feels so right?
103 pages, 2 of 2 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Read the Gospel through the dust filled eyes of the Old West cowboy. In the words of our Western heritage, The Temptation in the Wilderness becomes The Duel in the Desert, The Sermon on the Mount becomes The Message on the Mesa, and the Resurrection is rediscovered as Jesus Rides Back into Town. Simple words, clear meaning, and a bold and exciting presentation of the greatest story ever told–with hard hittin’ questions all throughout for group discussions or personal ponderin’.
Some call it “The Word as a Western” or “The Good News at High Noon.” Call it what you want–but more importantly, read it, believe it, and ride tall as you apply its godly truths to your daily life.
330 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Return to the kingdom of Arcrea, where the stage is set for an epic battle between good and evil. Trenton is a young Mizgalian caught up in the deadly beliefs inspired by a life in his father’s garrison. When a simple mission in Arcrea unearths the shocking truth of a mystery two decades in the making, he is left with a choice that may decide the fate of an entire kingdom. Join old friends and new on a journey of discovery, where battling vicious beasts and conquering a coast of dragons will test the mettle of men and set the pace for an adventure like no other.
216 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
“What’s happening to me?” Julien questions his uncle.
Uncle Frank knows, but he isn’t telling. Julien’s visions are becoming more real than his waking reality, and the secret of his visions are locked away in his ancient uncle’s tales. But will he survive them long enough to find out what’s really going on?
Visiting with Uncle Frank is always a good time; he has character, age, and wisdom… plus lots of good stories! Inside his mind are chapters and chapters of family history… those of the Kacey Clan and the Indian tribe, plus new members – both blood related and not.
The post-Civil War tales keep the teenagers intrigued… those of the Indian, Irish, English, African and German descendants who make this untamed land their own. The rich heritages they were born with intermingle with each other’s and forge a new breed of peoples called Americans.
Still, the one question the teens all want an answer to is the one of the Alligator King. Elusive and seemingly uncatchable, everyone wants to know who he is…
Imagine if you will, a swampy setting and an old man puffing away on cherry-soaked tobacco. He speaks of yesteryear as if it were yesterday… and puts you right in the middle of every situation with his ability to draw you in with no more than a puff of smoke and a heavy Cajun accent.
220 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Deciding to become a horse owner, Mary White finds the perfect horse—Cochise, a beautiful Appaloosa gelding. Little does she know that he is stolen when she purchases him. *In We Walk By Faith & Not By Sight,* she openly shares the joys, as well as the trials and tribulations, of owning a horse whose eyesight is failing from Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU). A self-proclaimed control freak, Mary learns patience, trust, and self-mastery as she and Cochise develop a unique bond. Overcoming her own inner demons, she cares for Cochise through his eye issues and even cancer.
410 pages, 146 of 170 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Lance Michelli is on a quest to discover the secrets his grandmother cannot tell. What happened all those years ago, and what is it she so desperately needs him to find? The old villa in Sonoma holds the answers, but it is now owned by a young woman who neither knows nor cares about his mission. But Rese Barret is a force to contend with, and her own impending storm could sweep him up as their sparring creates a fierce and uncomfortable attraction. From bestselling author Kristen Heitzmann.
192 pages, 38 of 41 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Desperate to save her life and that of her five-year-old brother, Nan packs and flees an abusive home, embarking on a journey that will test her faith, determination, and spirit. Set in the 1800s, Nan’s Journey, follows Nan and her brother, Elmer, as they seek safety and find refuge and hope in the arms of a family of strangers–including Fred Young, a disgruntled preacher turned mountain man, who reaches out to help, only to find a hope and love renewed in his own heart. In her first novel, author Elaine Littau weaves memorable characters into the vivid background of the wild, unsettled heart of America, presenting readers with the timeless struggle of overcoming adversity, and seeking hope above all through Nan’s Journey.
273 pages, 3 of 3 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
In 2693 humanity has ventured out into the stars, colonizing a large portion of the galaxy and forging the Terran Empire. In response to the Great Religious War, all religious faith and expression has been banned. Seeking to preserve their faith, some have ventured out beyond the boundaries of the Empire and its anti-religious zeal. Others continue to practice religion illegally within the very heart of the Empire, spreading their beliefs and smuggling their scriptures from planet to planet. These religious renegades are hunted down by Commander Rigel Simon, an imperial officer tasked with eliminating the threat these criminals represent. But when disrupting a routine smuggling operation brings Rigel face to face with a messiah long-thought to be dead, will Rigel discover that religion is not the threat the Empire fears or uncover a plot more sinister than anyone could have imagined?
various pages, Lending Enabled
- Looking for an enjoyable way to study the Bible by yourself or with friends and family?
- Tired of reading a passage of the Bible and finding that you’ve forgotten what you just read?
- Looking for a way to increase your attention and understanding during Bible study?
214 pages, 11 of 15 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
101 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
How did America’s morals and commitment to Biblical values erode while evangelicals were simultaneously gaining political power? How is it that America’s churches persistently lose ground in efforts to reach the growing population of our country? How is it that Christianity in America can be credited with a strong political influence in every election since 1980, yet our country continues to spiral out of control spiritually? In A Misplaced Trust, Dr. Will Langford takes a critical look at a serious matter that must be addressed by today’s church if it is going to bring spiritual transformation to America. A Misplaced Trust not only identifies issues that must be addressed by Christians today, but it also provides practical suggestions on how we can reverse negative trends. Influencing our country for Christ is needed, and God expects us to have the heart and the desire to represent Him. A Misplaced Trust can help provide insight and support for you as you seek to impact your world for Christ.
164 pages, 1 of 2 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Have you ever wondered if the atheist could be right? If so, you are not alone. Sitting beside you on the plane, teeing off ahead of you in your weekly foursome, and (as strange as it seems) singing along with you in your local church are people just like you. Too embarrassed to ask for help, they do not know where to turn for answers.
In this book, Randall Stewart shares with refreshing candor a personal history of doubt. Then he retraces his journey back to faith. Along the way, he uses a diverse medical and religious background to present a compelling case for God’s existence. Written with the non-theologian in mind, this should be a great resource for anyone with questions or anyone needing to give answers.
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