The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Del Rey

ISBN:0553393162

Total Pages:448

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In Alive, Scott Sigler introduced readers to an unforgettable young heroine and a mysterious new world reminiscent of those of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Red Rising. Now he expands his singular vision in the next thrilling novel of this powerful sci-fi adventure series. “If it’s war they want, they messed with the wrong girl.” M. Savage—or Em, as she is called—has made a bewildering and ominous discovery. She and the other young people she was chosen to lead awoke in strange coffins with no memory of their names or their pasts. They faced an empty, unknown place of twisting tunnels and human bones. With only one another to depend on, they searched for answers and found the truth about their terrifying fate. Confronted by a monstrous enemy, they vowed never to surrender—and, by any means, to survive. The planet Omeyocan may be the sanctuary Em and her comrades seek. But the planet for which they were created turns out not to be a pristine, virgin world. Vestiges of a lost civilization testify to a horrifying past that may yet repeat itself. And when a new enemy creeps from the jungle shadows, Em and her young refugees learn there’s nowhere left to run. They face a simple choice: fight or die. In the midst of this desperate struggle, their unity is compromised from within—and a dangerous zealot devoted to a bloodthirsty god moves to usurp Em’s command, threatening to lead them all down a path to violent doom. Praise for Scott Sigler’s Alive “Suspenseful . . . [Alive] lives up to its hype, packing plenty of thrills. . . . A page-turner that whets the appetite for volume 2.”—Entertainment Weekly “Fascinating and intriguing . . . a cross between Lord of the Flies and The Maze Runner and yet . . . so much more.”—Fresh Fiction “A ripping, claustrophobic thunderbolt of a novel.”—Pierce Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Red Rising “Unstoppable and real, M. Savage is one hell of a heroine. Get ready to be left breathless.”—Kristin Cast, New York Times bestselling author of the House of Night series “Sigler has created a wonderful and engrossing character in M. Savage. Strong and smart, but with the naïveté and misgivings of any teenage girl, she’s someone you’ll definitely want on your side when s**t hits the fan, which it most certainly does.”—Veronica Belmont, host of Sword & Laser “The puzzle unfolds masterfully, right down to the last page.”—Phil Plait, PhD, author of Bad Astronomy

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This was originally published as a large 24 book set. All 24 books are published here in one volume. There is a linked table of contents to all 24 book at the beginning of the volume, as well as a fully descriptive table of contents at the beginning of each book. The History of Protestantism' by J. A. Wylie, is an incredibly inspiring work. It pulls back the divine curtain and reveals God's hand in the affairs of His church during the Protestant Reformation. Through the centuries, the sacrifices and victories of God's faithful people have often been obscured and forgotten. Now once again, you can read the fascinating story of how truth triumphed over error, principle over falsehood, and light over darkness. While Wylie is intent on telling the story of Protestantism he in many places travel back to the middle ages and picks up the story and heads forward to the reformation of the sixteenth century. When reading Wylie is thrilled to see just that men and woman stood for truth and in doing so maid a way for truth to prevail in the end. Wylie’s ability as a scholar and author are apparent in every chapter of these seas. Anyone interested in knowing about the history of the Christian Church would be truly in lighted by reading this work of Dr. Wylie on the history of Protestantism'. His disposition to use the pen as a mighty “Sword of the LORD” (Judges 7:18) is evidenced through out this work. CONTENTS Book One - Protestantism in Scotland Book Two - Wicliffe and His Times, or Advent of Protestantism Book Three - John Huss and the Hussite Wars Book Four - Christendom at the Opening of the Sixteenth Century Book Five - History of Protestantism in Germany to the Leipsic Disputation, 1519 Book Six - From the Leipsic Disputation to the Diet at Worms, 1521 Book Seven - Protestantism in England, From the Times of Wicliffe to Those of Henry VIII Book Eight - History of Protestantism in Switzerland From A.D. 1516 to Its Establishment at Zurich, 1525 Book Nine - History of Protestantism From the Diet of Worms, 1521, to the Augsburg Confession, 1530 Book Ten - Rise and Establishment of Protestantism in Sweden and Denmark Book Eleven - Protestantism in Switzerland From Its Establishment in Zurich (1525) to the Death of Zwingli (1531) Book Twelve - Protestantism in Germany From the Augsburg Confession to the Peace of Passau Book Thirteen - From Rise of Protestantism in France (1510) to Publication of the Institutes (1536) Book Fourteen - Rise and Establishment of Protestantism at Geneva Book Fifteen - The Jesuits Book Sixteen - Protestantism in the Waldensian Valleys Book Seventeen - Protestantism in France From Death of Francis I (1547) to Edict of Nantes (1598) Book Eighteen - History of Protestantism in the Netherlands Book Nineteen - Protestantism in Poland and Bohemia Book Twenty - Protestantism in Hungary and Transylvania Book Twenty-one - The Thirty Years’ War Book Twenty-two - Protestantism in France From Death of Henry IV (1610) to the Revolution (1789) Book Twenty-three - Protestantism in England From the Times of Henry VIII Book Twenty-four - Progress From the First to the Fourteenth Century

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Author:Jeremiah Burroughes

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1257722247

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'I have learned to be content in whatever [state] I am'' (Phil. 4:11) Anyone who lacks true contentment may find it in this book. If not, it will be because that one would not follow the very clear and simple instructions given. The teaching is from the Bible, yet it must be described as unique. Nowhere else will you find such unusual, but Biblically authenticated thoughts: He will teach you that contentment lies in subtraction, not in addition; that the ABC's of Christianity are nothing like what you thought them to be; that there is a mystery of contentment, but that once you have learned the way from Christ's word, you will be able to attain such a depth of contentment as you never before dreamed existed. This is a key book for building up Christian maturity. Christian Contentment, what is it? ''It is a sweet, inward heart thing. It is a work of the Spirit indoors. It is a box of precious ointment, very comforting and useful for troubled hearts in times of troubled conditions.