Under the Banner of Heaven

Under the Banner of Heaven
Author: Jon Krakauer
Pages: 399
ISBN: 9781400032808
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Release: 2004
Editor: Anchor
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the events that surrounded the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons Ron and Dan Lafferty, exploring the belief systems and traditions, including polygamy, that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 300,000 first printing.

Under the Banner of Heaven

Under the Banner of Heaven
Author: Jon Krakauer
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781400078998
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Release: 2004-06-08
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.

Under the Banner of Heaven

Under the Banner of Heaven
Author: Jon Krakauer
Pages: 372
ISBN: 9780385509510
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Release: 2003
Editor: Doubleday Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons, exploring the belief systems and traditions that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America.

Under the Banner of Heaven

Under the Banner of Heaven
Author: Jon Krakauer
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781743282854
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Release: 2003-08-01
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling author of "Into the Wild" and "Into Thin Air", a riveting account of Taliban-like theocracies in the American heartland controlled by renegade Mormon prophets. Brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty insist they were commanded to kill by God. Krakauer's investigation is a meticulously researched, bone-chilling narrative of polygamy, savage violence and unyielding faith: an incisive, gripping work of non-fiction that illuminates an otherwise confounding realm of human behaviour. 'Excellent... A lucid, judicious, even sympathetic account not just of Mormon Fundamentalism but of the seductive power of fanaticism in general' - DAILY TELEGRAPH

Three Cups of Deceit

Three Cups of Deceit
Author: Jon Krakauer
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780525565130
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Release: 2018-05-02
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Greg Mortenson, the bestselling author of Three Cups of Tea, is a man who has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children’s crusader, and he’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. But, as Jon Krakauer demonstrates in this extensively researched and penetrating book, he is not all that he appears to be. Based on wide-ranging interviews with former employees, board members, and others who have intimate knowledge of Mortenson and his charity, the Central Asia Institute, Three Cups of Deceit uncovers multiple layers of deception behind Mortenson’s public image. Was his crusade really inspired by a desire to repay the kindness of villagers who nursed him back to health when he became lost on his descent down K2? Was he abducted and held for eight days by the Taliban? Has his charity built all of the schools that he has claimed? This book is a passionately argued plea for the truth, and a tragic tale of good intentions gone very wrong. 100% of Jon Krakauer’s proceeds from the sale of Three Cups of Deceit will be donated to the “Stop Girl Trafficking” project at the American Himalayan Foundation.

Here Comes Heaven

Here Comes Heaven
Author: Bill Johnson,Mike Seth,Marilyn Seth
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9780768495447
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Release: 2011-07-28
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work is an invitation and guide for young people to bring the realm of Heaven to earth. As children discover their identity through the revelation of the Father's love, they are released to fulfill their Royal Mission: to demonstrate the Kingdom of God by living a life of miracles. Each chapter explains and identifies the inheritance that God's sons and daughters possess, such as the Father's love, the anointing and indwelling of the Holy Spirit, faith, prayer, and the keys of power and authority. This book is not only a companion for the "journey", but also provides a meeting place for children to encounter God's presence that will transform their hearts and lives.

Fatal Affair Heaven s Last Child

Fatal Affair   Heaven s Last Child
Author: Cathy L. Young
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9781499024890
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Release: 2014-08-07
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Fatal Affair soft read takes its readers to terrifying emotionally new heights with its thrilling chilling attraction gone wrong.” Dillon Sheldon the owner and founder of Crasher’s Grocery store fulfill his dream and hire the young, glorious African-American, Mississippian Charlene Rene Youngblood who’s married to successful Jester Youngblood. Although married Dillon’s so driven by his lustful curiosity attraction to black women he purposely hire Charlene, to work for him intending to experience a passionate romantic intimate sizzling affair with her. Their daily encounters bring them into an affair but after several months Dillon ends it leaving Charlene devastated, psychotic and pregnant. Dillon realizes their affair was a mistake and he hoped they’d return to their normal lives. But Charlene’s obsessed and possessed and refuses to free him even if it means bloodshed and death. This twisted love affair gone wrong is eminently thrilling, exciting, emotionally stimulating, strikingly provoking and much more! “There’s a thin line between life and death.” “We always believe we’re right in our own eyes.” “Being in love could lead to heartache and tears.” “Heaven’s Last Child is eminently striking and thought provoking this extraordinary story challenges its readers to take a closer look at race, hatred, love, forgiveness, choices and the power of prayer.” Heaven Gardenia is an extraordinary forty year old African-American who’s faced with enormous loss including the loss of her four daughters to their fathers. She believes her daughters is all she have but soon understand she have more to gain. After a night of intimacy with her new boyfriend Nate Burns she become ill and believes she’s going through menopause but soon discovers she’s pregnant by him. Racial tension from his side of the family soon split them a part Heaven’s left to raise Sky alone but accepts her ex-husband Luke Gardenia back into her life believing she’s making the right decision. Heaven’s devastated when she realizes his racial hatred is deeper than what she thought and taking him back was a mistake. Luke’s on a mission to kill her baby because he’s by a Caucasian man. Heaven must choose between her only son Sky and Luke her ex-husband from her past. “Incredibly powerful” “Will the villain fulfill his desire or will it crumble?” “Who will Heaven choose Luke or Sky?” This narrated and scripted literature is a part of the Grandma’s Rose collection of books.

Winged Horse of Heaven

Winged Horse of Heaven
Author: R. S. McDonald
Pages: 98
ISBN: 057811576X
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Release: 2012-12
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Raneous, is the young son of the great Palladon, the swiftest and strongest of the Heavenly Host winged horses. Full of youthful idealism, he is eager to begin his training against the Darkland demons. Finally, after many months of flight training, he accompanies an angelic scouting party on a short mission to the miserable realm of the Borderlands. Excitement turns to terror as the dark forces succeed in separating Raneous from the angelic troop. Utterly lost, seemingly abandoned, and unable to fly in the mortal world, Raneous begins his quest to return to the heavenly realm. Through his friendship with a troubled boy, Brian, Raneous learns to fight the demons lurking in the shadows, but also the darkness of the mind. Can he trust the goodness of what he has been taught? Has the High King abandoned him? Why has no one come for him? Join Raneous and Brian as they battle dark forces of evil, learn the true secrets for victory, and step into the power and freedom of becoming a true servant of the High King. Horse lovers, and warriors of all ages will love to take this coming-of-age journey with the beloved winged colt, Raneous.

Visions Through a Glass Darkly

Visions Through a Glass  Darkly
Author: David I. Aboulafia
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781785350238
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Release: 2016-01-29
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two days, eighteen hours, fifty-eight minutes... The time of your life on this earth. Richard Goodman is the caretaker of a unique institution that trains disabled youth in the art of watchmaking. But he is no ordinary administrator. He possesses extra sensory powers he does not fully understand and cannot control. But an innocent outing to Coney Island results in him obtaining a more disturbing ability, along with a terrifying prophecy that he will die in less than three days. As the clock of his life counts down, a still greater threat emerges. An uncanny assassin who will destroy everyone he knows and loves. Unless he can discover who the killer is. And stop him in time.

Franklyn

Franklyn
Author: Richard Cliff
Pages: 143
ISBN: 9781785383380
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Release: 2015-12-17
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Franklyn was born into a gritty north of England town. His expected path through life would have him live out his years in the manner of that town’s baseline existence. But it wasn’t to be. Perhaps he was pre-selected to break rank so that bigger dreams could be fulfilled. Whatever the prime force may have been, he was to know a different life. Perhaps, too, the corridors of our own reality are flimsier than we believe! On the other side of the wall may lie another path. As Franklyn himself discovers, a perceived reality can be as real as reality itself.

Proof of Heaven

Proof of Heaven
Author: Coleman Luck
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0988888823
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Release: 2013-04
Editor: Sandstar Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Neurosurgeon, Dr. Eben Alexander, was brain dead for seven days. During that period he believes that he went through death's door and experienced the incredible beauty of Heaven. While he was there, he was given a message to bring back to the world. For him, the vision was life-changing. From being a scientist and a secular materialist, his worldview was transformed. Because of what happened to him, he now believes in the miraculous and in a life beyond death. But did he experience reality? Was the message that he was given true? Coleman Luck has spent decades studying illusions and the paranormal, both as a professional writer in Hollywood where illusion is the stock-in-trade, and as a mentalist and member of the Academy of Magical Arts at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. Also, he is a student of the Bible, educated at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. From this unique perspective Coleman examines the profound visions and truth-claims presented in Proof of Heaven. Coleman's other books include Angel Fall and The Mentalist Prophecies - Book One: Dagon's Illusion.

Revelations

Revelations
Author: Nicole Dicenzo
Pages: 158
ISBN: 1463739249
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Release: 2011-10-01
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On May 25th, 2006 an IED exploded in Bagdad instantly killing Army Captain Doug DiCenzo. His wife Nicole didn't ask “why?” after the notifying officers knocked on her door, she immediately started asking God about Heaven.The next five years of her life became a quest to discover the truth about Heaven and Christ's Millennial Kingdom. Her gracious God sent Her messages in miraculous ways – both from the battlefield and from Heaven – in order to keep her focus on His Word and His return. Slowly, Nicole began to understand the vision she had created of Heaven was far from the truth.Revelations: A Survivor's Story of Faith, Hope, and the Coming Kingdom is a true life account of a survivor's search for answers with a heavenly twist: Doug is in Heaven and he is completely aware of Nicole's experiences on Earth. While Nicole asks God if she should wait for Heaven or move on with her life, Doug is anticipating their reunion by witnessing the preparations for the return of the King.Even though this world took her husband, it cannot have her faith. Now she knows when Jesus returns, He will bat a thousand – it is called the millennial reign of Christ.

Tears

Tears
Author: Matt Shaw
Pages: 278
ISBN: 1539024628
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Release: 2016-09-26
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Collection of Matt Shaw's heartbreaking dramas Matt Shaw does not just write horror. In fact, when asked what his favourite books are, he often names the tales collected within this set. Stories of heartbreak, loss and grief - all with an element of hope... A hope we often forget when dealing with grief. Contained within this collection Heaven's Calling BOY: Built to Love The Missing Years of Thomas Pritchard (unpublished short story) Alone Heaven's Calling Josh and Holly could face anything thrown at them all the time they had each other. Their love would conquer anything and the world was their oyster. But when a tragic accident tears Josh away from Holly she realises that, without her husband, she cannot cope and her world begins to crumble; her loss being more than she can handle. Until, that is, she receives a phone call. Her late husband. The same time every day; he doesn't appear to know what has happened to him and Holly can't bring herself to tell him. She isn't even sure if it really is him calling or whether it's all in her tormented mind. Especially seeing as the calls only happen when she is alone. Is it all in her head, has she gone mad, or is heaven really calling? Boy: Built to Love No parent should have to bury their own child and yet that was exactly what they had to do. Stillborn; a young boy never to open his eyes to take in the world around him. And now Lucy and Jack's marriage was on the verge of crumbling under the strain of the grief they struggled to cope with. A grief made worse when the doctors tell them they'll never be able to have a child of their own due to complications from the last pregnancy. But what if it didn't have to be that way? What if there was a way of using science and technology to create a son they could love? What if Jack was able to use Artificial Intelligence to create A Boy: Built to Love? Is the answer to their problems to be found within the world of science-fiction or are they setting themselves up for yet more grief and sadness? The Missing Years of Thomas Pritchard August 3rd. 6:03am. The tranquil summer's morning was shattered by the desperate screams of Thomas' mother echoing down the near deserted suburban street. The few people milling about outside getting ready for their daily business had said they couldn't make out what the cries were about when they were interviewed. Not initially. Not until Anne, a pretty woman in her early thirties with shoulder length blonde hair, spilled out onto the street wearing nothing more than her dressing gown and slippers anxiously calling out for her five year old son, Thomas, to come out from wherever he was hiding. Eye witnesses reported Anne was closely followed by her husband Bill - a professional, clean-shaven man in his late thirties with dark, short hair - half dressed for work in his suit trousers and unbuttoned white shirt, and that he too looked just as frantic as the mother did. The year was 2003; the year Thomas disappeared from his home without a trace. * * * * * August 3rd. 6:03am. A young, fragile looking hand knocked confidently on the white PVC of the front door to number twenty-two. The hand belonged to a smartly dressed, skinny fourteen year old, fresh-faced boy. Whilst waiting for an answer to his knocking he slid a brown leather satchel off his shoulder down onto the floor as though the weight was too much for him to bear any more. He went to knock again but stopped himself when he heard the sound of footsteps from the other side of the door as the freshly woken homeowner came to answer his initial knocking. There was the slightest of pauses as keys were twisted in locks before the door opened as much as the strong, gold, security chain would permit it to. "Can I help you?" asked the homeowner, a frail looking woman in her late sixties. "Where's my mum?" asked the boy. The year was 2012; the year Thomas came home.

Heaven Can t Wait

Heaven Can t Wait
Author: Kathy Godfrey
Pages: 252
ISBN: 1494494825
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Release: 2013-12
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Author's Note About four years ago, I walked out of my life. Leaving professional middle class behind me, I set out in search of something more than acquiring and performing. I was so tired of being disappointed every time I arrived at a goal and found nothing there. I couldn't name it, but I suspected there was more to understand about this life. Receiving that understanding became my priority. Whether I was hiking or writing, dancing or crying, all I wanted was to know the more. My way of being changed immediately and gradually as I learned to let go of old stories and step into new freedom. I know now that Love, as a principle, is what I and you have been looking for. It is the beauty, freedom, and wellbeing that we imagine "heaven" to be. And the truth is we don't need to wait. We can live in Love and all its Joy right now. We don't have to die to live in heaven. Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander has been on the New York Times bestseller list for fifty-nine weeks. Browsing in Barnes and Noble days after I finished this manuscript, I picked up Alexander's book. I was interested solely because he is a neurosurgeon, not the kind of guy typically writing about heaven. Skimming, I noticed that his near death experience was strikingly similar to my own nonphysical experiences. So I read the whole the whole book in an afternoon. My first impression was true. Alexander and I have indeed received nearly identical revelations: Love is all there is. Fear isn't real. We can't fuck it up. Separation isn't possible. Every question is the answer. We both feel that we must share these universal principles as best we can to everyone who can hear them. We both learned to move into "heaven" by focusing on the feeling of it. We both know that everyone has the ability to do the same, and we can do it now. What if you are not who you think you are? I also share Alexander's challenge of putting nonphysical experiences into words after they have come through the filter of my physical body. It's like describing Einstein this way: He was a man. Can you imagine how much you would miss if that's all you knew of him? That's how it feels to offer you words about the experience of god. I offer them only because they might interest you enough to have your own experience. Well, that and because I really cannot imagine being able to keep this Joy all to myself. What if you have suffered enough? That is what I have been asking myself for the last few years, and now, I am asking you. Even if we are the worst people on the planet (whatever that means), we have more than paid our debt. We have spent enough days in fear and shame to punish our worst mistakes. If you don't believe that, at least ask yourself how continuing to punish yourself benefits anyone. Withholding joy and peace from your own life perpetuates misery in every life. What if you are so much more? I am writing to you to say that I have spent the last ten years in deliberate pursuit of the answer to this question. What I learned changed everything for me. What Alexander learned changed everything for him. It can change everything for you too. My message is not meant to challenge or replace a life that is working for you. What I am suggesting is a way of living that fulfills and delights moment by moment. If you aren't enjoying your life as much as surviving it, I suggest a change. What do you have to lose? You don't have to spend seven days in a coma to have the experience of Alexander. That is his message, and it is mine. He died. I sat. We learned the same good news: There are no prerequisites. You don't have to be a certain kind of person. No history or flaw can disqualify you. There are no rules, no competition, and nothing to achieve. As I illustrate with my own life experience, there is only Love, and we can choose to enjoy it at anytime.

The Moroni Deception

The Moroni Deception
Author: Jack Brody
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0615722261
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Release: 2012-12-19
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Michael Chenault, award-winning investigative journalist with the New York Times, is rousted in the middle of the night by NYPD detectives and accused of the bizarre murder of a complete stranger. After clearing himself, Chenault finds that Martin Koplanski, the retired history professor he'd been accused of murdering, was likely killed for a mysterious Mormon relic long thought to be just a myth. Twenty-four hours later, Chenault receives an email with a photo of the recently murdered wife of Presidential candidate, Brockston Ratchford. She too appears to have been ritually killed in the exact manner as Koplanski, right down to having the same cryptic character scrawled in blood across her forehead. With way more than just a hunch to now go on, Chenault heads out to Salt Lake City, the site of the Ratchford murder investigation, to find out what, if any, connection there is between the murders. With the help of a beautiful young reporter he meets along the way, Chenault comes to learn the dark family secrets of a rising political star, along with the rather strange but true history of the Mormon church. As he pieces the story together of what appears to be an ever-growing conspiracy, Chenault is pursued by The Brothers, two murderous zealots who will stop at nothing to retrieve the Mormon relic Chenault is also trying to find. What Chenault eventually discovers is that what he's uncovered may not only affect the outcome of the next Presidential election, but decide the fate of an entire religion-if he can manage to stay alive. In the tradition of Raymond Khoury, Brad Meltzer, Dan Brown and Steve Berry, The Moroni Deception is a cleverly conceived, twisting tale of political and religious intrigue by a new master of the conspiracy thriller.

Transcend

Transcend
Author: Darby Lane Richards
Pages: 56
ISBN: 1505654882
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Release: 2015-02-01
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Just when you thought the story couldn't twist any more…lightning strikes — literally in this case. Share the continuing life journey of the Richards family in this fifth offering of The Teacher Series. But wait a minute. This installment is narrated by Darby. Why? Where's Tom?It's not enough that Darby is struggling with demons from her past; she's also faced with what seems like an insurmountable crisis in the present. But something amazing happens…this time starting with delicious dreams where a surprise “Teacher” appears to guide her to the next level of Spiritual Truth.Grab this book now if you've read the previous books in the series…and if not, start with Free! Forgiving the Past to Unlock Your Future to get the whole story, step by step.

My Time with God

My Time with God
Author: Kim Sorgius
Pages: 106
ISBN: 1539355454
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Release: 2016-10-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Spending time with God is a top priority for Spiritual growth. This book will give you a creative way of looking at God's Word each day. No Scripture or teaching is included intentionally to help you focus on reading the Bible for yourself. There are 4 different study pages alternated throughout this 103 page book. Each one has different questions to encourage students to think about Scripture and apply it in their lives. You'll also find a place to record prayer requests, praises, and favorite verses. It's the perfect tool to help you go deeper into the Word and have a more meaningful quiet time with God.

Ketchup Soup

Ketchup Soup
Author: James Houck
Pages: 504
ISBN: 1453746382
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Release: 2011-07-08
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A roaring, rollicking, foot-stomping farce. Ketchup Soup is an epic, and at times ribald, comedy about the lovable James Reichardt, a verbose junior copywriter who's just landed his first job at a sleepy advertising agency in New Orleans. Part genius, part naive miscreant, James suffers from illusions of grandeur, not the least of which are the beliefs that business is the key to happiness and that he is Caesar reincarnated. In his first 364 days in the Big Easy he'll join forces with the many colorful characters of the city to bring down the ad agency, swear allegiance to art and lead a revolt against capitalism at the height of Mardis Gras. A tale that is both hilarious and heartfelt, Ketchup Soup is the side-splitting story of one young man's journey through the nonconformists and dank back alleys of New Orleans.

Do You Believe in Angels

Do You Believe in Angels
Author: Dick Grigg
Pages: 34
ISBN: 1514790629
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Release: 2015-07
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

ABOUT THIS BOOK: This book is written to show how God uses faithful people who lived on the earth and then died and was resurrected or was translated without tasting death as His Angels and messengers to accomplish His purposes. Such was the case with Noah who became the Angel Gabriel and was sent to deliver messages to Daniel, Zacharias and Mary, the mother of Jesus. This book is also written to show that Ancient Prophets who held special keys, authority and power on earth and in heaven was chosen to come back to earth and confer and restore those keys and power to servants of God in these latter days. That this is the dispensation of the fullness of times preparing the world for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

God s Gift by Glenn Johnson

God s Gift by Glenn Johnson
Author: Glenn Johnson
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1515158721
Available:
Release: 2015-07-20
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Can a forest that is reputed to be haunted come to life through the hard work and endeavour of one man with a plan? Tom Bay sees the potential to create a fantastic leisure project for a town that has not got much going for it, and he also comes up against a lot of obstacles. Has he got the patience, nerve, enterprise and most of all, can he finance the scheme to make a dream into reality? It is a massive task but Tom with the help of his son Edward makes a decision that changes his life forever.