Under the Banner of Heaven
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|Author||: Jon Krakauer|
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.
|Author||: Jon Krakauer|
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.
|Author||: Jon Krakauer|
|Editor||: Doubleday Books|
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.
|Author||: Jon Krakauer|
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
|Author||: Jon Krakauer|
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.
|Author||: Jon Krakauer|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield|
No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant hardships and victories more brilliantly than critically acclaimed author Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as Outside and Smithsonian, he explores the subject from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has battled peaks like K2, Denali, Everest, and, of course, the Eiger. Always with a keen eye, an open heart, and a hunger for the ultimate experience, he gives us unerring portraits of the mountaineering experience. Yet Eiger Dreams is more about people than about rock and ice—people with that odd, sometimes maniacal obsession with mountain summits that sets them apart from other men and women. Here we meet Adrian the Romanian, determined to be the first of his countrymen to solo Denali; John Gill, climber not of great mountains but of house-sized boulders so difficult to surmount that even demanding alpine climbs seem easy; and many more compelling and colorful characters. In the most intimate piece, “The Devils Thumb,” Krakauer recounts his own near-fatal, ultimately triumphant struggle with solo-madness as he scales Alaska's Devils Thumb. Eiger Dreams is stirring, vivid writing about one of the most compelling and dangerous of all human pursuits.
|Author||: Bill Johnson,Mike Seth,Marilyn Seth|
|Editor||: Destiny Image Publishers|
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.
|Author||: Jack Brody|
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.
|Author||: Stephen Goldin|
|Editor||: Parsina Press|
Although physical travel between the stars is impossible because of the vast distances involved, communication is instantaneous. There are a couple of different ways to visit alien worlds: veering (using virtual reality to project images), and teeping (using telepresence to control robotic bodies on the other planet). It's even possible to engage in trade, licensing the rights to books, art, inventions, and other intellectual property. Deborah Rabinowitz is a literary broker. She veers to alien worlds and sells the publishing rights to Earth books. But when an alien is murdered right before her eyes, there's no way she can keep from being involved and solving the murder herself. Then, when an old friend is accused of a murder on a different world, Deborah has to become a lawyer and defend her friend before a kangaroo court by solving that murder, too.
|Author||: Benjamin Granger|
In a small wooded lot a busy woman stumbles upon a strange doll the neighbors possibly left. She attempts to reveal who brought the toy to her home, but she uncovers no real leads. Then when a letter turns up asking her to give the doll away as soon as possible, she ends up on the edge of reason as the doll is in the midst of being reclaimed by someone. The doll although small and cuddly resembles a somewhat black entity similar to a doll she keeps in her home, but when a nearby psychic and fortune teller comes to her home asking her to give up the doll to keep her sanity, but she refuses. The stuffed animal then turns out to be more then she bargained for when the bear starts to grow a tail and red eyes. When she discovers those details, she desperately tries to send it away to a pawn shop owner, but the next day he ends up dead, and a new feeling that the stuffed bear may not be what she considered a stuffed cuddly toy anymore. The story focuses on the character of Mary, and the stuffed bear that she suddenly inherits when the doll is left on her doorstep. She finds that although the stuffed bear did have an owner, he ended up in a mental institution, and the bear was simply left behind, either by someone else or the bear itself. She doesn't want to come to the terms that it could have ended up on her doorstep, by itself, but when the tale that the previous owner claimed is finally revealed, she desperately searches for an answer to the horror of Truggle.
|Author||: Rebecca Musser|
|Editor||: Grand Central Publishing|
Rebecca Musser grew up in fear, concealing her family's polygamous lifestyle from the "dangerous" outside world. Covered head-to-toe in strict, modest clothing, she received a rigorous education at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' school headed by Warren Jeffs. Always seeking to be an obedient Priesthood girl, in her teens she became the nineteenth wife of her people's prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs, Warren's father. Finally sickened by the abuse she suffered and saw around her, she pulled off a daring escape and sought to build a new life and family. The church, however, had a way of pulling her back in-and by 2007, Rebecca had no choice but to take the witness stand against the new prophet of the FLDS in order to protect her little sisters and other young girls from being forced to marry at shockingly young ages. The following year, Rebecca and the rest of the world watched as a team of Texas Rangers raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a stronghold of the FLDS. Rebecca's subsequent testimony would reveal the horrific secrets taking place behind closed doors of the temple, sending their leaders to prison for years, and Warren Jeffs for life. THE WITNESS WORE RED is a gripping account of one woman's struggle to escape the perverse embrace of religious fanaticism and sexual slavery, and a courageous story of hope and transformation.
|Author||: R. S. McDonald|
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.
|Author||: Coleman Luck|
|Editor||: Sandstar Group|
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.
|Author||: Olumide Sanya MR|
|Editor||: Ambassador of God|
The Ambassador of God provides exhaustive and in-depth answers to very difficult questions about our cosmic origin and the planet earth. Almost everything to do with the Sun, Moon, Stars, Water, Mars, Jupiter, Aliens... and most importantly - God About the book and author _____________________ God is real. And for the first time, experimental and observable science reveals his existence. Throughout history, many have argued the existence of God, yet discussions of the Divine have been limited to the realm of philosophy and religion. But what if nature could reveal its creator? And what if science could provide compelling evidences that we have never seen before? What if the identity of the creator behind the origin of our universe can be known for certain? What if... This is what The Ambassador of God, a ground breaking look at our cosmic origin, has provided. In this probing book, difficult questions are answered. As renowned scientists and thinkers challenge the biblical narratives for our cosmic origin, The Ambassador of God uncovers the mysteries that have been hidden from human eyes. Using compelling evidences from astronomy to investigate the underpinnings of the Bible, The Ambassador of God provides a 'cosmic objective certainty' for the existence of a universal Creator. Additionally, it unveils a well of exhaustive insights that eliminates ambiguities in our understanding. How is it possible that God is one and three distinct persons, but not three Gods? Why is the earth and the human body mostly water? Who created the sun, moon and stars? What about aliens and the other solar planets? What is the mystery and purpose behind human existence and other life forms on our planet earth? Why are we here and how did we first arrive on this planet? How do we come to understand divinity in the current scheme of scientific reasoning? How do we make peace with the grand designer behind it all? Readers seeking answers to these questions (and other similar questions) will find them here. They will not find dogma. Instead, they will embark on a journey-an experimental voyage through the lens of science that reveals the mind of God. In a "show" rather than "tell" fashion and a template that's more coherent than any prevailing secular science view, we shall find who God is! Who is the Author? Olumide Sanya is a contemporary poet and writer. Beside poetry and writing, Lumi, as he is affectionately known, helps others to achieve their dreams as a life coach. Unusually drawn to books between the ages of 4 - 9, Lumi neither enjoyed reading nor read books but spent his childhood years looking for abandoned tomes that he turned into a formidable collection. Despite being a non-reader, he realised the dream of becoming a writer in his tender years and for more than 12 years, he abandoned this dream. ...Until one day, God paid him a visit. But it didn't start there, it began with falling in love and writing poems about love and heartbreaks but that's another story for another year. "God has a sense of humor," says Lumi. "It's not hard to see that if you know my story-where I've been, where I'm at, and what God has planned for my tomorrow. What is most important to recognize is what God can do with a 'nobody' like me." The Ambassador of God, he notes, is not just about answers to large existential questions "It is also a road map that offers optimism and guidance in today's confused and increasingly complex modern world." You don't have to be a physics professor or a philosopher to understand Sanya's work. The Ambassador of God aims to open discussion and understanding at the broadest possible level. It is written for everyday people.
|Author||: Kim Sorgius|
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.
|Author||: Gabriela Bernstein|
It is a simple and fun story with beautiful illustrations. The story is about a young wolf who decide to leave his pack and go hunting alone in places where he's never been before. He discover that being alone is not as easy as he thought it will be, but not before going through some fun adventures. It is a great book to be read to young children, but in the same time it is an easy to read book for children who discover the magic of books by themselves.
|Author||: Sarah McGee|
|Editor||: Glistening Prospect Bookhouse|
Quantum physics studies the boundary zone between the physical part of the universe and the nonphysical realm. The Bible frequently refers to the non-physical realm as the unseen or spiritual realm. So, quantum physics has a lot to say about how the spiritual realm works, but there are many confusing and inaccurate interpretations out there in popular media these days. This book will provide simple and easy ways to demystify quantum physics and to understand the Bible. We will lift the veil of the confusion surrounding the unseen realm as we explore many intriguing scientific discoveries that show us about Heaven's reality. We will also see how well the latest discoveries about the unseen realm point back to realities revealed in Scripture.
|Author||: Paul Ellis|
Theo and Audrey discover their new home is full of wonders. But one door leaves them in a strange and empty land from which they must embark on a desperate journey back-a journey that will not only reveal their deepest fears, but take them beyond their wildest dreams. The Big House is a roller-coaster ride of spills, thrills, and runaway trains. It's a story that will leave children of all ages marveling at the wonder of life and the adventure of living loved.
|Author||: Rodger Christopherson|
|Editor||: Publishers West|
Not so far away! The ice is melting, ocean levels have risen severely and the planet is in serious trouble. Power hungry leaders attempt to take advantage of this dire situation to gain more power. In the end it leads to a holocaust as Sam Gorhman creates a way to save the woman he loves and a special group of friends from disaster