Devotion

Devotion
Author: Madeline Stevens
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780062883247
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Release: 2019-08-13
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A captivating debut novel about a woman who falls into an overwhelming mutual obsession with the Upper East Side mother who hires her as a nanny Ella is flat broke: wasting away on bodega coffee, barely making rent, seducing the occasional strange man who might buy her dinner. Unexpectedly, an Upper East Side couple named Lonnie and James rescue her from her empty bank account, offering her a job as a nanny and ushering her into their moneyed world. Ella’s days are now spent tending to the baby in their elegant brownstone or on extravagant excursions with the family. Both women are just 26—but unlike Ella, Lonnie has a doting husband and son, unmistakable artistic talent, and old family money. Ella is mesmerized by Lonnie’s girlish affection and disregard for the normal boundaries of friendship and marriage. Convinced there must be a secret behind Lonnie’s seemingly effortless life, Ella begins sifting through her belongings, meticulously cataloguing lipstick tubes and baby teeth and scraps of writing. All the while, Ella’s resentment grows, but so does an inexplicable and dizzying attraction. Soon Ella will be immersed so deeply in her cravings—for Lonnie’s lifestyle, her attention, her lovers—that she may never come up for air. Riveting, propulsive, and startling, Devotion is a masterful debut novel where mismatched power collides with blinding desire, incinerating our perceptions of femininity, lust, and privilege.

Devotion

Devotion
Author: Adam Makos
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780804176590
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Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

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THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • From America’s “forgotten war” in Korea comes an unforgettable tale of courage by the author of A Higher Call. Devotion tells the inspirational story of the U.S. Navy’s most famous aviator duo, Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, and the Marines they fought to defend. A white New Englander from the country-club scene, Tom passed up Harvard to fly fighters for his country. An African American sharecropper’s son from Mississippi, Jesse became the navy’s first black carrier pilot, defending a nation that wouldn’t even serve him in a bar. While much of America remained divided by segregation, Jesse and Tom joined forces as wingmen in Fighter Squadron 32. Adam Makos takes us into the cockpit as these bold young aviators cut their teeth at the world’s most dangerous job—landing on the deck of an aircraft carrier—a line of work that Jesse’s young wife, Daisy, struggles to accept. Deployed to the Mediterranean, Tom and Jesse meet the Fleet Marines, boys like PFC “Red” Parkinson, a farm kid from the Catskills. In between war games in the sun, the young men revel on the Riviera, partying with millionaires and even befriending the Hollywood starlet Elizabeth Taylor. Then comes the war no one expected, in faraway Korea. Devotion takes us soaring overhead with Tom and Jesse, and into the foxholes with Red and the Marines as they battle a North Korean invasion. As the fury of the fighting escalates and the Marines are cornered at the Chosin Reservoir, Tom and Jesse fly, guns blazing, to try and save them. When one of the duo is shot down behind enemy lines and pinned in his burning plane, the other faces an unthinkable choice: watch his friend die or attempt history’s most audacious one-man rescue mission. A tug-at-the-heartstrings tale of bravery and selflessness, Devotion asks: How far would you go to save a friend? Praise for Devotion “Riveting . . . a meticulously researched and moving account.”—USA Today “An inspiring tale . . . portrayed by Makos in sharp, fact-filled prose and with strong reporting.”—Los Angeles Times “[A] must-read.”—New York Post “Stirring.”—Parade “A masterful storyteller . . . [Makos brings] Devotion to life with amazing vividness. . . . [It] reads like a dream. The perfectly paced story cruises along in the fast lane—when you’re finished, you’ll want to start all over again.”—Associated Press “A delight to read . . . Devotion is a story you will not forget.”—The Washington Times “My great respect for Tom Hudner knows no bounds. He is a true hero; and in reading this book, you will understand why I feel that way.”—President George H. W. Bush “This is aerial drama at its best—fast, powerful, and moving.”—Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake “Though it concerns a famously cold battle in the Korean War, make no mistake: Devotion will warm your heart.”—Hampton Sides, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and In the Kingdom of Ice “At last, the Korean War has its epic, a story that will stay with you long after you close this book.”—Eric Blehm, New York Times bestselling author of Fearless and Legend

Encouragement for Today

Encouragement for Today
Author: Renee Swope,Lysa TerKeurst,Samantha Evilsizer
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780310336297
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Release: 2013-09-24
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pull away from the things that pull you down and find lasting encouragement for today. The women at Proverbs 31 Ministries offer 100 devotions of wit, wisdom, and encouragement for women. For twenty years the P31 team has equipped and encouraged nearly a million women to live in the power of God’s truths that apply to their everyday life. Written by women from every walk of life, you will find inspiration to live authentically and fully grounded in the Word of God. The P31 Team shares from the realities of everyday life including highs and lows, humorous stories and tender moments. You will be drawn toward the truths God offers and enabled to rise above and become all God created you to be.

Devotion

Devotion
Author: Patti Smith
Pages: 93
ISBN: 9780300218626
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Release: 2017-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In lyric essays, a story, poems, and photographs, Smith illuminates the whirl of chance and choice that stokes a writer's imagination, recounting her fascination on the eve of a trip to Paris with Simone Weil and an evocative, accidentally discovered film about Stalin's mass deportation of Estonians. In France, a gravestone, a televised figure-skating competition, a meal, and a garden all converge in what becomes Devotion, [a] ... fairy tale about a young, displaced Estonian skater and a solitary dealer in rare objects and arms. This ... fable about creativity and obsession, possession and freedom is followed by a meditation on how a work of art is, for other artists, a call to action"--Booklist, 08/01/2017.

True Devotion

True Devotion
Author: Dee Henderson
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1414355327
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Release: 2011-02-07
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kelly Jacobs has already paid the ultimate price of loving a warrior; she has the folded flag and the grateful thanks of a nation to prove it. Navy SEAL Joe “Bear” Baker can't ask her to accept that risk again—even though he loves her. But the man responsible for her husband's death is back; closer than either of them realize. Kelly is in danger, and Joe may not get there in time. Uncommon Heroes: Welcome to a world where friendships go deep, loyalties stand strong, and uncommon heroes perform the toughest jobs in the world. Dee Henderson's military romance series provides a detailed passage into the world of the military and homeland heroes, and those they love.

Transgressive Devotion

Transgressive Devotion
Author: Natalie Wigg-Stevenson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780334059479
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Release: 2021-02-28
Editor: SCM Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Academic theology is in need of a new genre. In "Transgressive Devotion" Natalie Wigg-Stevenson articulates a theological vision of that genre as performance art. She argues that theology done as performance art stops trying to describe who God is, and starts trying to make God appear. Recognising that the act of studying theology or practicing ministry is always a performance, where the boundaries between what we see, feel, experience and learn are not just blurred but potentially invisible, Wigg-Stevenson brings together ethnographic theological fieldwork, historical and contemporary Christian theological traditions, and performance artworks themselves. A daring vision of theology which will energise anybody feeling ‘boxed in’ by the discipline, Transgressive Devotion blurs borders between orthodoxy, heterodoxy and heresy to reveal how the very act of doing theology makes God and humanity vulnerable to each other. This is theology which is a liturgy of Divine incantation. In other words: this is theology which is also prayer.

The Path of Devotion

The Path of Devotion
Author: Swami Paramananda
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 101-01-01
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This little volume consists chiefly of extracts from letters written solely to meet an individual need and with no thought of publication. But in the heart of every true spiritual teacher there lives the Divine Teacher, and when His voice speaks, it is for all, not for one only. Believing that it is that voice which sounds through these words, the one to whom they were ad­ dressed desires to prove worthy of the message of unselfishness they contain, by sharing them with all others who perhaps in pain and weariness are striving along the path of devotion. They are therefore sent forth with the earnest prayer that they may bring to the soul of every sincere devotee who reads them the same help and comfort as they brought to the one who heard them first.

The priest s book of private devotion compiled and arranged by J Oldknow and A D Crake

The priest s book of private devotion  compiled and arranged by J  Oldknow and A D  Crake
Author: Priest
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:600101744
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Release: 1884
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Devotion to the Sacred Heart

Devotion to the Sacred Heart
Author: Mary Frances Lester
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781505103670
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Release: 2012-12-07
Editor: TAN Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Devotion to the Sacred Heart is a powerful little booklet filled with many of the treasures to be found in the veneration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Besides containing an explanation of the symbolism found within the Image of the Sacred Heart, it also includes explanations of the 9 First Fridays devotion, known as The Great Promise, the miraculous cure of St. Gemma Galgani as well as many profound exhortations to offer reparation to the Sacred Heart. Authoritative and moving, Our Lord instituted this devotion Himself, saying: " I set neither limit nore measure to My gifts of grace for those who seek them in My heart."

La D votion au Sacr C ur de J sus Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Translated from the Italian

La D  votion au Sacr   C  ur de J  sus  Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus     Translated from the Italian
Author: Jean CROISET
Pages: 268
ISBN: BL:A0017391611
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Release: 1863
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Ancilla Pietatis or the hand maid to private devotion presenting a manuall to her mistresse furnished with instructions hymns and prayers The sixth edition augmented

Ancilla Pietatis  or the hand maid to private devotion  presenting a manuall to her mistresse  furnished with instructions  hymns and prayers     The sixth edition     augmented
Author: Daniel FEATLEY
Pages: 329
ISBN: BL:A0020294930
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Release: 1647
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Twisted Devotion

Twisted Devotion
Author: Jessi Elliott
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781990056017
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Release: 2021
Editor: Jessi Elliott
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The rules are simple: Protect Jackson Hawthorne at all costs and do not let him get under my skin. One rule is much easier to follow than the other. I am no stranger to the shady rumors of the man I’m assigned to guard, but I am new to his charm. Undeniably tempted by his charisma and fearlessness. And Jackson makes it clear that he’s more concerned about seducing me than his safety, which is really inconvenient when there are fae and humans alike hellbent on destroying him. The only thing more dangerous than the people wanting to kill Jackson is the fact that despite my best efforts I find myself falling for him. I can protect Jackson from his enemies, but how do I protect my heart from him?

Billionaire s Devotion

Billionaire s Devotion
Author: Claire Adams
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 101-01-01
Editor: Ownit Publishing LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Grace Miller’s parents are killed in an accident, she returns to her Amish roots in order to help bury her parents and settle the estate for her siblings. Grace has a limited amount of time in order to take care of her family and return to her job in Chicago, so when the smooth-talking Adam Wallace crashes his car outside of her family’s farm after a failed business meeting, her timeline gets thrown off. Adam’s presence is a welcome relief for the family, and after Grace is forced to make a difficult decision, she finds herself undeniably attracted to Adam. However, Adam represents complications that she is uncomfortable with, and when Grace is called back to Chicago to close an important business deal or lose her job, she learns a shocking secret about Adam that threatens to rip apart the plans that can save her family. Will Grace be able to forgive Adam’s hidden past or will the secret destroy their chance at love?

Thecla s Devotion

Thecla s Devotion
Author: McLarty JD
Pages: 265
ISBN: 9780227905760
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Release: 2018-08-30
Editor: ISD LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Second century apocryphal Christian texts are Christian fiction: they draw on the motifs of contemporary pagan stories of romance, travel and adventure to entertain their readers, but also to explore what it means to be Christian. The Thecla episodein the Apocryphal Acts of Paul recounts the conversion of a young pagan woman, her rejection of marriage, her narrow escapes from martyrdom and the end of her story as an independent, ascetic evangelist. In Thecla's Devotion, J.D. McLarty reads the Thecla episode against a paradigm pagan romance, Callirhoe: for both texts the passions are key to the unfolding of the plot - how are unruly emotions to be managed and controlled? The pagan would answer, 'through reason'. This study uses the portrayal of emotion within character and plot to explore the response of the Thecla episode to this key question for Christian identity formation.

Binding Devotion

Binding Devotion
Author: Kiki Archer
Pages: 266
ISBN: 9780244632489
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Release: 2017-09-19
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"What's more important ... the bond of marriage or the pull of desire?" "But what's more powerful?" Andi Armstrong is the 29-year-old CEO of the UK's largest LGBT campaigning organisation, Proud Unity. She's a public figure, an empowering speaker, a devoted boss and a loyal wife. Or so she thought. Having spent the past seven years fighting for the marriage rights of same-sex couples, she can't imagine that her own civil partnership might actually be failing. She committed for life. She's bound by law. She's an example of how it works ... Andi Armstrong knows that she has to make it work. She wants it to work. But what happens when desire takes over ... when the pull is too strong? Should Andi sacrifice everything, her beliefs and her loyalty ... for desire, for excitement, for happiness ... for love? For someone who isn't her wife? "Binding Devotion" is a saucy and topical lesbian fiction novel that will leave you questioning the intricacies of commitment in the face of unexpected infidelity.

Mary s call to her loving children or Devotion to the dying

Mary s call to her loving children  or  Devotion to the dying
Author: Mary (the virgin.)
Pages: 211
ISBN: OXFORD:600099994
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Release: 1880
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Addiction and Devotion in Early Modern England

Addiction and Devotion in Early Modern England
Author: Rebecca Lemon
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780812294811
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Release: 2018-02-02
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rebecca Lemon illuminates a previously-buried conception of addiction, as a form of devotion at once laudable, difficult, and extraordinary, that has been concealed by the persistent modern link of addiction to pathology. Surveying sixteenth-century invocations, she reveals how early moderns might consider themselves addicted to study, friendship, love, or God. However, she also uncovers their understanding of addiction as a form of compulsion that resonates with modern scientific definitions. Specifically, early modern medical tracts, legal rulings, and religious polemic stressed the dangers of addiction to alcohol in terms of disease, compulsion, and enslavement. Yet the relationship between these two understandings of addiction was not simply oppositional, for what unites these discourses is a shared emphasis on addiction as the overthrow of the will. Etymologically, "addiction" is a verbal contract or a pledge, and even as sixteenth-century audiences actively embraced addiction to God and love, writers warned against commitment to improper forms of addiction, and the term became increasingly associated with disease and tyranny. Examining canonical texts including Doctor Faustus, Twelfth Night, Henry IV, and Othello alongside theological, medical, imaginative, and legal writings, Lemon traces the variety of early modern addictive attachments. Although contemporary notions of addiction seem to bear little resemblance to its initial meanings, Lemon argues that the early modern period's understanding of addiction is relevant to our modern conceptions of, and debates about, the phenomenon.

Hours of Christian Devotion

Hours of Christian Devotion
Author: August Tholuck
Pages: 541
ISBN: HARVARD:AH6A8K
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Release: 1875
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Manual of Anglo Catholic Devotion

A Manual of Anglo Catholic Devotion
Author: Anonim
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781853113543
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Release: 2000-10-31
Editor: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A devotional and liturgical resource of great beauty and depth, for daily use in public worship and private prayer.

The Art of Devotion

The Art of Devotion
Author: Samantha Bruce-Benjamin
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1439170754
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Release: 2010-06-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the tradition of bestselling authors Ian McEwan and Anne Enright, Samantha Bruce-Benjamin’s brilliant and timeless debut unveils the dark side of human nature as four women share the poignant tale of love, obsession, and ultimate betrayal that binds them forever. Have we all not wished to keep forever the one person we love the most? The secluded beaches of a sun-drenched Mediterranean island are the perfect playground for young Sebastian and Adora. Emotionally adrift from their mother, Adora shelters her sensitive older brother from the cruelties of the world. Sophie does not question her children’s intense need for one another until it’s too late. Her beloved son’s affections belong to Adora, and when he drowns in the sea, she has no one else to blame. Still heartbroken years later, Adora fills her emptiness with Genevieve, the precocious young daughter of her husband’s business associate and his jealous wife, Miranda. Thrilled to be invited into the beautiful and enigmatic Adora’s world, the child idolizes her during their summers together. Yet, as the years progress, Genevieve begins to suspect their charmed existence is nothing more than a carefully crafted illusion. Soon, she too is ensnared in a web of lies. Stunningly told in the tragic voices of four women whose lives are fatefully entangled, The Art of Devotion is evocative and haunting, a story of deceit, jealousy, and the heartbreaking reality of love’s true power.