Final Vows

Final Vows
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Pages: 417
ISBN: 9781629211398
Available:
Release: 2017-03-07
Editor: Rosetta Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times–bestselling author and former Los Angeles Times reporter chronicles the marriage between a Christian woman and an ex-con that ends in murder. When Carol Montecalvo began writing to a man in prison through a program at her church, she considered it her Christian duty. But the letters soon became her lifeline, something she actually looked forward to sending and receiving. She fell in love with the man behind the letters and just before Dan was released, they wed in the prison chapel. Their marriage lasted nine years, until the fateful night when Dan stoically called 911 to report his wife’s murder. With a half-million dollar insurance policy riding on his wife’s death, and a string of adulterous affairs in his past, Dan is the most obvious suspect. But is this former felon really guilty? Or could he actually be a grieving widower, in the wrong place at the wrong time? In this powerful true crime account of the gruesome murder and sensational trial that followed, New York Times–bestselling author Karen Kingsbury weaves an emotional story that leaves readers guessing until the final, harrowing conclusion.

Karen Kingsbury True Crime Novels

Karen Kingsbury True Crime Novels
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Pages: 1136
ISBN: 9780795351136
Available:
Release: 2020-10-16
Editor: Rosetta Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Four chilling true crime novels by a #1 New York Times–bestselling author and former Los Angeles Times reporter. Final Vows: Murder, Madness, and Twisted Justice in California When Carol Montecalvo began writing to a man in prison named Dan through a program at her church, she considered it her Christian duty. She had no idea it would lead to love and marriage—and her murder . . . Deadly Pretender:The Double Life of David Miller When a man’s dream job and beautiful family weren’t enough for him, he pretended to be an attorney, then a CIA agent. And he secretly married another woman. He juggled it all quite well—until the day his two wives found out about each other . . . The Snake and the Spider:Abduction and Murder in Daytona Beach A dream Spring Break vacation for two innocent, young men became every parent’s worst nightmare when they met two cold-blooded killers . . . Missy’s Murder:Passion, Betrayal, and Murder in Southern California Teenager Missy Avila was lured into the woods, beaten, tortured, and drowned. Missy’s best friend, Karen Severson, publicly vowed to find the killer and even moved in with Missy’s family to help. Three years later, a surprise witness exposed the murderers as Missy’s two best friends—one of whom was Karen . . .

New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law

New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law
Author: John P. Beal,James A. Coriden,Thomas J. Green
Pages: 1952
ISBN: 0809140667
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Release: 2000
Editor: Paulist Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A complete and updated commentary on the Code of Canon Law prepared by the leading canonists of North America and Europe. Contains the full, newly translated text of the Code itself as well as detailed commentaries by thirty-six scholars commissioned by the Canon Law Society of America.

A Handbook of Christian Symbols

A Handbook of Christian Symbols
Author: Clara Erskine Clement Waters
Pages: 349
ISBN: UVA:X000617461
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Release: 1891
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Reports of the Tax Court of the United States

Reports of the Tax Court of the United States
Author: United States. Tax Court
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:49015002895473
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Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Final Vow

Final Vow
Author: Kathleen Brooks
Pages: 275
ISBN: 9780988210899
Available:
Release: 2014-06-23
Editor: Laurens Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the sixth novel in the Bluegrass Brothers Series. A life filled with happiness has never been so close . . . or felt so far away. As the one of the world’s most deadly government agents, Ahmed’s focus has been protecting the lives of everyone he cares about. When the darkest part of his past resurfaces and threatens his life and the lives of those he loves in the small town of Keeneston, Kentucky, Ahmed knows he must go on the offensive to protect his future . . . a future with the one woman that can match his toughness and return the love that was once robbed from him. Bridget Springer’s private security work involves training with a mysterious man feared by many in her line of work. She finds herself drawn to Ahmed despite his attempts to remain distant. Bridget vows to help Ahmed in his pursuit of justice, not knowing the full danger that she would find along the way. As Bridget and Ahmed’s passion heats up, so does the threat from Ahmed’s oldest enemy. Can they defeat him and finally be free to pursue their chance at love?

3 Vows

3 Vows
Author: Freddy Robinson
Pages: 114
ISBN: 9781683944232
Available:
Release: 2012-04-02
Editor: America Star Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Anthony never imagined his "happily ever after" dreams of marriage would lead to "til death do us apart" so soon. No sooner than the wedding vows were exchanged, did she make her presence felt, staking her deadly claim. From one location to the next, each year, her love became fierce with aberation and blood-thirsty revenge. Now, in this suspense-thrilling adapted screenplay trilogy, Anthony and his new bride must piece together the puzzle of the past in order to stay alive with any hopes for a future. Every eye must be opened and stone turned over, before all 3 Vows are executed to the grave.

Unconventional Women

Unconventional Women
Author: Marie Therese Gass
Pages: 532
ISBN: 0965181650
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Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ceremonial of Clothing and Profession of Temporary and Final Vows of the Sisters of the Religious Congregation of St Brigid

Ceremonial of Clothing and Profession of Temporary and Final Vows of the Sisters of the Religious Congregation of St  Brigid
Author: Brigidine Sisters
Pages: 22
ISBN: OCLC:224204427
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Release: 1933
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Catholic Encyclopedia

Catholic Encyclopedia
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OSU:32435024709537
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Release: 1911
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Catholic Encyclopedia

The Catholic Encyclopedia
Author: Charles George Herbermann,Edward Aloysius Pace,Condé Bénoist Pallen,Thomas Joseph Shahan,John Joseph Wynne
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105023622744
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Release: 1913
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Confessions of a Chinese Heroine

Confessions of a Chinese Heroine
Author: Teresa Mulan Ying
Pages: 366
ISBN: 9781611463217
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The memoirs of Sister Ying Mulan (born in 1933), a Catholic nun from Beijing, candidly describes her life in several labor camps, the upheavals of the Cultural Revolution, and the revival of religious life in Beijing since the 1980s. Sister Ying offers unique historical insider information and adds a spiritual view of the events.

Building Sisterhood

Building Sisterhood
Author: Sisters, Servants of The Immaculate Heart of Mary
Pages: 424
ISBN: 0815627416
Available:
Release: 1997-06-01
Editor: Syracuse University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Members of the order, founded in 1845 in Michigan, offer insight into a neglected part of feminist research as they deal with the same issues addressed by secular women, among them power, economic autonomy, friendship and spirituality, socialization, and professional commitment. They also discuss less general themes such as their relationship with sister communities and the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, and the life, duty and experience of the nuns. Paper edition (unseen), $24.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Existential Self in Society

The Existential Self in Society
Author: Joseph A. Kotarba,Andrea Fontana
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9780226451411
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Release: 1987-07-28
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Existential Self in Society explores the ways in which we experience and shape our individuality in a rapidly changing social world. Kotarba and Fontana have gathered eleven original essays that form an exciting contribution and an ideal introduction to the emerging field of existential sociology.

Reconstruction of Meaning

Reconstruction of Meaning
Author: Donna M. Smith
Pages: 564
ISBN: OCLC:40818624
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Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Defining Dress

Defining Dress
Author: de La Haye Amy
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0719053293
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Manchester University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection of essays brings together many separate but related issues which form the focus of contemporary research into the history of dress. Historically, in Britain at least, investigations of dress were primarily informed by historical and empirical protocols, although the symbolic meaning of dress was explored by anthroplogists and sociologists, who tended to concentrate on either non-Western cultures or British or Western sub-cultures. In recent years these approaches have moved closer together partly as a result of the impact of feminism.

The Gratitude Factor

The Gratitude Factor
Author: Charles M. Shelton
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781587680632
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Paulist Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Helps readers to reflect on the role of gratitude in their lives and to cultivate this virtue for their own benefit. The first author to offer a critique of gratitude through an explanation of various types of gratitude, Charles Shelton uses his skills as a clinical psychologist to present insights into the human experience of gratitude based on his own research. The exercises, strategies, and reflection questions threaded throughout the book give it a practical dimension that facilitates the reader's growth. Shelton's highly original reflection on Jesus as a grateful person lends a spiritual dimension to his work. This book will benefit individual readers as well as serve as a resource for spiritual direction workshops, spiritual formation courses, or ministry formation programs.--From publisher description.

Latino Catholicism

Latino Catholicism
Author: Timothy Matovina
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781400839735
Available:
Release: 2011-11-07
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How Latino Catholics and America are transforming each other Most histories of Catholicism in the United States focus on the experience of Euro-American Catholics, whose views on social issues have dominated public debates. Latino Catholicism provides a comprehensive overview of the Latino Catholic experience in America from the sixteenth century to today, and offers the most in-depth examination to date of the important ways the U.S. Catholic Church, its evolving Latino majority, and American culture are mutually transforming one another. In Latino Catholicism, Timothy Matovina highlights the vital contributions of Latinos to American religious and social life, demonstrating in particular how their engagement with the U.S. cultural milieu is the most significant factor behind their ecclesial and societal impact.

Hope Endures

Hope Endures
Author: Colette Livermore
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781439109595
Available:
Release: 2008-12-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The searing memoir of an extraordinary woman who served as a nun for eleven years in Mother Teresa's order, Hope Endures is a compelling chronicle of idealistic determination, rigid discipline, and shattering disillusionment. InÊher life's journey from certainty to doubt, Colette Livermore enters the Missionaries of Charity order in 1973 with unwavering faith and total surrender ofÊher will and intellect after seeing a documentary on the order's work in India. Only eighteen at the time, Livermore has been studying to enter medical school -- a lifelong goal -- but virtually overnight severs her many ties with family, friends, and the life she's known in beautiful, rural New South Wales in order to train as a sister to aid the poor. In the process, she also gives herself over to the order's unexpectedly severe, ascetic regime, which demands blind obedience and submission. Given the religious name Sister Tobit, Livermore serves in some of the poorest places in the world -- the garbage dump slums of Manila, Papua New Guinea, and Calcutta -- bringing hope and care to people who are desperately ill, hungry, abandoned, and even dying, and comforting whomever she can. Although she draws inspiration and strength from her humanitarian work, Livermore and other nuns risk their own physical health, as they are sent to dangerous areas while being unschooled in the languages and cultures, untrained in medical care, and sometimes unprotected by vaccines. Livermore herself succumbs to bouts of drug-resistant cerebral malaria that almost kill her and to a new strain of hepatitis. Over time she also beginsÊto notice that the order's rigid insistence on unquestioning obedience harms the young sisters mentally, emotionally, and spiritually -- and she experiences a terrible inner struggle to find the right path for herself. As she tries to respond to the suffering around her, she often falls into an incomprehensible conflict between her vow to obey and her vow to serve, between religious strictures and the practice of compassion, between authority and personal conscience. Pressured to stay with the order by Mother Teresa and other superiors, as well as by the younger nuns, Livermore nonetheless decides to leave at age thirty and attain her medical degree, continuing to take health care and relief to impoverished people in remote areas -- the isolated aboriginal communities of the Outback and war-torn East Timor. Even as she serves others as a medical doctor, she continues in a crisis of faith thatÊeventually leads her to become an agnostic. Hope Endures is the eye-opening, deeply affecting story of a brave woman's search for meaning in a world that is rent with tragedies and contradictions. It is also an unflinching critique of any faith that insists on blind obedience. For true hope to endure, Dr. Livermore demonstrates, we must always strive to question, to face the hard truths, and to discover the courage to follow our convictions.

An Unquenchable Thirst

An Unquenchable Thirst
Author: Mary Johnson
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781588369864
Available:
Release: 2011-09-13
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS “A candid, generous, and profound spiritual memoir that deserves a great deal of thoughtful discussion.”—Anne Rice At seventeen, Mary Johnson experienced her calling when she saw a photo of Mother Teresa on the cover of Time magazine; eighteen months later she began her training as a Missionary of Charity, a nun in Mother Teresa’s order. Not without difficulty, this boisterous, independent-minded teenager eventually adapted to the sisters’ austere life of poverty and devotion, but beneath the white-and-blue sari beat the heart of an ordinary young woman who faced daily the simple and profound struggles we all share, the same desires for love and connection. Eventually, after twenty years of service, Johnson left the church to find her own path, but her magnificently told story holds universal truths about the mysteries of faith and how a woman discovers herself. Includes new material: Two reading group guides—for groups that wish to take different approaches to the book; a conversation between Mary Johnson and Mira Bartók, author of The Memory Palace; and Mary Johnson’s recommended reading list. “A wonderful achievement . . . Johnson opens the window on a horizon of spiritual questions [and] takes an unflinching look inside her own heart.”—The Christian Science Monitor “An incredible coming-of-age story . . . [It] has everything a memoir needs: an inside look at a way of life that most of us will never see, a physical and emotional journey, and suspense.”—Slate “Reads like a novel . . . an exacting account of a woman growing into her own soul.”—More magazine “Engaging, heartfelt and entertaining . . . [Johnson] articulates her struggles with her God in words that will hit home.”—Los Angeles Times “An inspiration that transcends any particular religious belief . . . An Unquenchable Thirst is a journey that captivates, but its resonance lies in the life examined.”—The Denver Post