The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1588365115

Total Pages:304

Viewed:1994

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Olive Kitteridge comes a “superb” (O: The Oprah Magazine) novel that “confirms Strout as the possessor of an irresistibly companionable, peculiarly American voice.” (The Atlantic Monthly) In the late 1950s, in a small New England town, Reverend Tyler Caskey has suffered a terrible loss and finds it hard to be the person he once was. He struggles to find the right words in his sermons and in his conversations with those facing crises of their own, and to bring his five-year-old daughter, Katherine, out of the silence she has observed in the wake of the family’s tragedy. Tyler’s usually patient and kind congregation now questions his leadership and propriety, and accusations are born out of anger and gossip. Then, in Tyler’s darkest hour, a startling discovery will test his parish’s humanity—and his own will to endure the trials that sooner or later test us all. Praise for Abide With Me “Strout’s greatly anticipated second novel . . . is an answered prayer.”—Vanity Fair “Deeply moving . . . In one beautiful page after another, Strout captures the mysterious combinations of hope and sorrow. She sees all these wounded people with heartbreaking clarity, but she has managed to write a story that cradles them in understanding and that, somehow, seems like a foretaste of salvation.”—The Washington Post “Graceful and moving . . . The pacing of Strout’s deeply felt fiction about the distance between parents and children gives her work an addictive quality.”—People (four stars)

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Abide with Me

Author:John Howard Parker

Publisher:New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN:9780892216901

Total Pages:112

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IN THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING WORLD, ONE BODY OF POETRY AND MUSIC HAS BEEN VOICED AND LOVED DURING THE PAST THREE HUNDRED YEARS BY MORE PEOPLE THAN ANY OTHER: BRITISH HYMNS.

Abide with Me

Author:Sabin Willett

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1451667035

Total Pages:384

Viewed:824

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In this novel inspired by Wuthering Heights, a small town bad boy forged by the fires of Afghanistan returns home, still burning with a romantic obsession nothing can quench. A small-town bad boy, forged into a man in the fires of Afghanistan, returns home, still burning with a romantic obsession nothing can quench. As the fog lifts one morning, a lone soldier is walking home. Who is he? The sleepy, gossipy town of Hoosick Bridge, Vermont, has forgotten him, but it will soon remember. He is Roy Murphy, returning to face his violent, complicated reputation. Returning to Emma Herrick, descendant of Hoosick Bridge’s first family, who occupies its grandest, now decaying, house: the Heights. Their intense and unlikely adolescent romance provided scandalous gossip for the town. The young lovers escaped Hoosick Bridge, but Emma remained Roy’s obsession long after they parted. Now Roy returns from Afghanistan a changed and extraordinary man who will stop at nothing to obtain a piece of the Herricks’ legacy.

Abide With Me

Author:E. Lynn Harris

Publisher:Anchor

ISBN:0307831760

Total Pages:368

Viewed:1000

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In this hotly anticipated conclusion to his popular Invisible Life trilogy, E. Lynn Harris delivers a masterful tale that traces the evolving lives of his beloved characters Nicole Springer and Raymond Tyler, Jr., and reintroduces readers to their respective lovers, best friends, and potential enemies. Abide with Me moves between the worlds of New York City, where Nicole has recently settled in order to pursue her dream of returning to the Broadway stage, and Seattle, where a late-night phone call from a U.S. Senator is about to change Raymond's life dramatically. Relationships and ambitions are tested as Harris deftly guides us toward this entertaining novel's conclusion. Sexy and heartwarming in equal measure, Abide with Me will thrill new readers as well as fans already familiar with Harris's unique take on the universal themes of love, friendship, and family. E. Lynn Harris has truly done it again.

Abide with Me

Author:Elizabeth Strout

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1588365115

Total Pages:304

Viewed:1716

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Olive Kitteridge comes a “superb” (O: The Oprah Magazine) novel that “confirms Strout as the possessor of an irresistibly companionable, peculiarly American voice.” (The Atlantic Monthly) In the late 1950s, in a small New England town, Reverend Tyler Caskey has suffered a terrible loss and finds it hard to be the person he once was. He struggles to find the right words in his sermons and in his conversations with those facing crises of their own, and to bring his five-year-old daughter, Katherine, out of the silence she has observed in the wake of the family’s tragedy. Tyler’s usually patient and kind congregation now questions his leadership and propriety, and accusations are born out of anger and gossip. Then, in Tyler’s darkest hour, a startling discovery will test his parish’s humanity—and his own will to endure the trials that sooner or later test us all. Praise for Abide With Me “Strout’s greatly anticipated second novel . . . is an answered prayer.”—Vanity Fair “Deeply moving . . . In one beautiful page after another, Strout captures the mysterious combinations of hope and sorrow. She sees all these wounded people with heartbreaking clarity, but she has managed to write a story that cradles them in understanding and that, somehow, seems like a foretaste of salvation.”—The Washington Post “Graceful and moving . . . The pacing of Strout’s deeply felt fiction about the distance between parents and children gives her work an addictive quality.”—People (four stars)

Abide With Me

Author:E. Lynn Harris

Publisher:Anchor

ISBN:0307831760

Total Pages:368

Viewed:1102

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In this hotly anticipated conclusion to his popular Invisible Life trilogy, E. Lynn Harris delivers a masterful tale that traces the evolving lives of his beloved characters Nicole Springer and Raymond Tyler, Jr., and reintroduces readers to their respective lovers, best friends, and potential enemies. Abide with Me moves between the worlds of New York City, where Nicole has recently settled in order to pursue her dream of returning to the Broadway stage, and Seattle, where a late-night phone call from a U.S. Senator is about to change Raymond's life dramatically. Relationships and ambitions are tested as Harris deftly guides us toward this entertaining novel's conclusion. Sexy and heartwarming in equal measure, Abide with Me will thrill new readers as well as fans already familiar with Harris's unique take on the universal themes of love, friendship, and family. E. Lynn Harris has truly done it again.

Abide with Me

Author:Sabin Willett

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1451667035

Total Pages:384

Viewed:1533

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In this novel inspired by Wuthering Heights, a small town bad boy forged by the fires of Afghanistan returns home, still burning with a romantic obsession nothing can quench. A small-town bad boy, forged into a man in the fires of Afghanistan, returns home, still burning with a romantic obsession nothing can quench. As the fog lifts one morning, a lone soldier is walking home. Who is he? The sleepy, gossipy town of Hoosick Bridge, Vermont, has forgotten him, but it will soon remember. He is Roy Murphy, returning to face his violent, complicated reputation. Returning to Emma Herrick, descendant of Hoosick Bridge’s first family, who occupies its grandest, now decaying, house: the Heights. Their intense and unlikely adolescent romance provided scandalous gossip for the town. The young lovers escaped Hoosick Bridge, but Emma remained Roy’s obsession long after they parted. Now Roy returns from Afghanistan a changed and extraordinary man who will stop at nothing to obtain a piece of the Herricks’ legacy.

Abide with Me

Author:Delia Parr

Publisher:Steeple Hill

ISBN:1426854277

Total Pages:256

Viewed:1723

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The three Long sisters of Welleswood, New Jersey, felt they could handle any problem, any crisis together… But suddenly, each was facing the most critical challenge of her life. Andrea, a single mom, was in a fight for survival, against cancer. Madge, who'd once lived a storybook life, needed to find forgiveness—if she ever could—for a husband who'd kept a shocking secret for years. Jenny, pregnant with her third child, longed to keep her husband's dream alive, whatever the sacrifice. To get through it all, they would have to lean on one another as never before, trusting that their love and hope—and their faith, no matter how far it was tested—would see them through.

Abide In Me

Author:Douglas J. Early

Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:1498291120

Total Pages:92

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The scriptures of the Christian faith speak of a life qualitatively different from that which we see portrayed on videos, movie screens, and the pages of magazines. The Scriptures proclaim that we can experience the "life of God" here and now. Most of us long for such a life, but have discovered that experiencing this life of God is not simply a matter of following seven specific steps or nine important principles. In this book, Rev. Douglas J. Early reminds us that the way to the fullness of life that God offers us has little to do with our own striving and far more to do with receiving what is already at hand. Using wisdom found in 1 John, Abide In Me serves as a guide to experiencing a life of joy, purpose, and love. Readers are invited to explore the breadth and depth of the life that comes from abiding in the presence of Christ and attending to the Spirit of Christ abiding in each of us. For anyone wanting more in life but tired of working hard and getting nowhere, this book offers hope for experiencing the life of God in Christ, here and now.

Amy and Isabelle

Author:Elizabeth Strout

Publisher:Vintage

ISBN:1400077737

Total Pages:320

Viewed:750

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Before there was Olive Kitteridge, there was Amy and Isabelle… “A novel of shining integrity and humor, about the bravery and hard choices of what is called ordinary life.”—Alice Munro Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Strout’s bestselling and award winning debut, Amy and Isabelle—adapted for television by Oprah Winfrey— evokes a teenager's alienation from her distant mother—and a parent's rage at the discovery of her daughter's sexual secrets. In most ways, Isabelle and Amy are like any mother and her 16-year-old daughter, a fierce mix of love and loathing exchanged in their every glance. That they eat, sleep, and work side by side in the gossip-ridden mill town of Shirley Falls—a location fans of Strout will recognize from her critically acclaimed novel, The Burgess Boys—only increases the tension. And just when it appears things can't get any worse, Amy's sexuality begins to unfold, causing a vast and icy rift between mother and daughter that will remain unbridgeable unless Isabelle examines her own secretive and shameful past. A Reader's Guide is included in the paperback edition of this powerful first novel by the author who brought Olive Kitteridge to millions of readers.

Abide in Me

Author:Chris Slaughter

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1499082983

Total Pages:140

Viewed:1040

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In the midst of tough times, why do lifelong Christians flee from God while non-believers run towards Him? When those seeking God for the first time step into a church, will they find others who suffer, question, and doubt or will they be met by a congregation of perfect Christians? In a collection of thoughts captured after his six year old daughter’s affliction with two serious diseases over the span of three years, Abide in Me follows a less than perfect struggle by a less than perfect believer. There are periods of doubt, moments of rage, and the nature of the God he thought he knew is called into question. In the end, will he reject his faith due to his little girl’s suffering or will he heed God’s call when He says, Abide in Me.

Abide in Christ

Author:Andrew Murray,General Press

Publisher:GENERAL PRESS

ISBN:9390492556

Total Pages:120

Viewed:959

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In this timeless classic, first published in 1895, Dutch Reformed Pastor Andrew Murray explores scripture and the life of Christ in order to teach how to live daily in closer communion and companionship with him. Andrew Murray wrote this series of meditations to unravel the secrets of going beyond following, and into abiding in the Vine so the faith can always be fresh and ever growing. He urges readers to surrender themselves to Jesus, in order that they may know the rich and full experience of the sacredness of abiding in Christ. This word ‘abide’ speaks of the intimacy of fellowship to which his followers are still invited. The author explains out of conviction that many believers are missing out on something that is really at the heart of a healthy Christian life, although they trust the Lord for forgiveness and help, they are yet to experience the blessing of a day by day walk with Christ. He shows how, by taking the time to live closer to Jesus, one can move into a deeper and stronger Christian experience.

Fingerpicking Hymns (Songbook)

Author:Hal Leonard Corp.

Publisher:Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN:1458476804

Total Pages:32

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(Guitar Solo). 15 songs arranged for solo guitar in standard notation and tablature: Abide with Me * Amazing Grace * Beneath the Cross of Jesus * Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing * For the Beauty of the Earth * A Mighty Fortress Is Our God * Rock of Ages * and more.

The Easy Hymn Fake Book (Songbook)

Author:Hal Leonard Corp.

Publisher:Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN:1458432947

Total Pages:160

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(Fake Book). Perfect for players new to "faking," the latest title in our popular "beginner" series of fake books features all songs in the key of C with large notation and simplified harmonies and melodies. This collection gathers more than 150 of the most beloved hymns of all time, and includes multiple verses. Songs: Abide with Me * All Glory, Laud and Honor * All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name * Amazing Grace * Battle Hymn of the Republic * Be Thou My Vision * Blessed Assurance * The Church's One Foundation * Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing * Count Your Blessings * Faith of Our Fathers * God of Our Fathers * Higher Ground * How Firm a Foundation * I Love to Tell the Story * I Surrender All * In the Garden * Jesus Paid It All * Just as I Am * A Mighty Fortress Is Our God * Nearer, My God, to Thee * The Old Rugged Cross * Onward, Christian Soldiers * Rock of Ages * Sweet Hour of Prayer * This Is My Father's World * We Gather Together * and more!

Invisible Life

Author:E. Lynn Harris

Publisher:Anchor

ISBN:0307831728

Total Pages:304

Viewed:1044

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The re-issue of a remarkable first novel by a young, gay, black author who fashioned a deeply moving and compelling coming of age story out of the highly controversial issues of bisexuality and AIDS. Law school, girlfriends, and career choices were all part of Raymond Tyler's life, but there were other, more terrifying issues for him to confront. Being black was tough enough, but Raymond was becoming more and more conscious of sexual feelings that he knew weren't "right." He was completely committed to Sela, his longtime girlfriend, but his attraction to Kelvin, whom he had met during his last year in law school, had become more than just a friendship. Fleeing to New York to escape both Sela and Kelvin, Raymond finds himself more confused than ever before. New relationships--both male and female--give him enormous pleasure but keep him from finding the inner peace and lasting love he so desperately desires. The horrible illness and death of a friend eventually force Raymond, at last, to face the truth.

Earth Abides

Author:George R Stewart

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:0547593708

Total Pages:448

Viewed:316

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In a glorious new trade paperback complete with an original Introduction written by author Kim Stanley Robinson First published in 1949 and a winner of the inaugural International Fantasy Award in 1951, Earth Abides went on to become one of the most influential science-fiction novels of the twentieth century. It remains a fresh, provocative story of apocalyptic pandemic, societal collapse, and rebirth. The cabin had always been a special retreat for Isherwood Williams, a haven from the demands of society. But one day while hiking, Ish was bitten by a rattlesnake, and the solitude he had so desired took on dire new significance. He was sick for days—and often delirious—waking up to find two strangers peering in at him from the cabin door. Yet oddly, instead of offering help, the two ran off as if terrified. Not long after, the coughing began. Ish suffered chills and fever, and a measles-like rash on his skin. He was one of the few people in the world to live through that peculiar malady, but he didn't know it then. Ish headed home when he finally felt himself again—and noticed the strangeness almost immediately. No cars passed him on the road; the gas station not far from his cabin looked abandoned; and he was shocked to see the body of a man on the roadside near a small town. Without a radio or phone, Ish had no idea of humanity’s abrupt demise. He had escaped death, yet could not escape the catastrophe—and with an eerie detachment he found himself curious as to how long it would be before all traces of civilization faded from Earth.

Celebrating Life Customs around the World: From Baby Showers to Funerals [3 volumes]

Author:Victoria Williams Ph.D.

Publisher:ABC-CLIO

ISBN:1440836590

Total Pages:1247

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This book documents hundreds of customs and traditions practiced in countries outside of the United States, showcasing the diversity of birth, coming-of-age, and death celebrations worldwide. • Examines cultural events in the general categories of birth and childhood events, teen and early adulthood milestones, and aging and death customs • Offers primary and cultural document excerpts that are useful for the purposes of meeting Common Core standards • Includes color inserts that help bring the text to life • Features sidebars that present fun facts, interesting anecdotes, and recipes that are often used to celebrate various life-cycle customs in different countries • Provides information ideal for students studying geography, global studies, anthropology, and world cultures

Poems of Living, Loving & Lore

Author:J Edwards

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1477138595

Total Pages:82

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Poems of Living, Loving and Lore. This book is a journey through the seasons of life. Living explores the simple beauty of nature, a child s rapturous delight in rain showers and the beginning of summer; the tragic plight of the homeless, forgotten souls, and our struggles to overcome obstacles and finally have the courage to stand in our own personal power. Loving guides us through deep wells of emotion; the seductive lure of deception, heartbreaking moments of love lost, and glorious heights of passion in love that transcends all. The collection s finale, Lore, delights the senses in poetic tales of fantasy, myths, legends and fairies. Classical and traditional writing forms impart a haunting, melodic quality that affirms the depth of feelings reflected in the words, engaging us intimately in the sheer beauty of poetry.

101 Hymn Stories

Author:Kenneth W. Osbeck

Publisher:Kregel Publications

ISBN:9780825493270

Total Pages:288

Viewed:1174

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"Hymn singing reflects a congregation's spiritual vitality and their response to God's grace.

Banjo Tablature and Words for Lutheran Hymns

Author:Stephen Grams

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1543414265

Total Pages:58

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This book contains the melody notes and words to twenty-three hymns from the Lutheran tradition or the Lutheran Hymnal (1941). The melodies from the book have been transcribed to the five-string banjo tablature and are in the original keys from the hymnal. A basic front roll is used for most of the songs with a backward reverse roll used in places, so it should be easy to play. This book is a celebration of the five hundredth anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation.