The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited


Total Pages:184



Books Description:

A love story with a difference - girl meets girl, they fall in love. A powerful and turbulent novel about first love and crossing boundaries. Louie is a prefect at Woodhaugh High. She plays hockey, passes exams and acts in school plays. She's going to be a lawyer. Willa lives in a pub. She had an affair with the daughter of a preacher and was kicked out of Miller Park College. She just wants to get through her final exams and become a chef. Quietly. Then they fall in love - fast. And everything the girls were sure of - their families, their friends, their faith, their identities - are called into question. Willa and Louie face the consequences, difficulties and joys of their relationship. A fast-paced, turbulent but ultimately uplifting story of deep, painful, heart-wrenching first love. Written in Paula Boock's crisp, direct style this gripping book has a strong appeal for both adults and teenagers. '.an essential addition for all secondary school and public libraries.' Dr Elody Rathgen, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Canterbury '.it has such a powerful and beautifully written message about the meaning of love.' Otago Daily Times 'I laughed, I cried, I held my breath, as Paula Boock's Willa and Louie fell in and out of love and dared to be true to themselves. Evening Post

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Dare Truth or Promise

Author:Paula Boock

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Total Pages:176



Books Description:

When Louie and Willa first meet, they don't know their lives will soon be changed forever. Self-assured Louie is gearing up for another successful year in high school, starring in a production of Twelfth Night and running the Comedy Club. Kicked out of her last school and still stinging from a past relationship, Willa wants only to get through her final year at school quietly so she can graduate and become a chef. More than anything, she wants to be left alone. But each girl unexpectedly finds that plans mean nothing when it comes to love. Louie discovers that everything she was sure of-acceptance, faith, and identity-are not what they had seemed. And Willa finds herself suddenly willing to take another chance.

Truth, Dare or Promise

Author:Gail Pearce,Jill Daniels

Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Total Pages:215



Books Description:

Truth, Dare or Promise: Art and Documentary Revisited reflects on the ways that artists and filmmakers address the innovations and limitations of producing and exhibiting their work. Ranging from community collaboration to individual interpretation, and from gallery installation to cinematic screening, exploring the differences and overlaps between definitions and methodologies. With an international reach, including contributors who are both practitioners and theorists, this book maps out developments in art and documentary, covering themes that include explorations of personal experience and representations of the past, while examining interactive galleries and the cinematic space.

The Promise

Author:Pennie McNair

Publisher:Dorrance Publishing


Total Pages:500



Books Description:

The Promise By: Pennie McNair As part of a trilogy, The Promise picks up where The Rock ends. Anna Mathis and Ronald Griggs are ready to make an exciting step in their relationship and enter themselves into holy matrimony, when a person from Anna’s past comes back for revenge. The Promise is a thriller, yet God’s presence and protection is constant in Anna’s times of turmoil. See how fervent prayer among believers prevails, and the shocking end to Anna’s nightmare brings closure. Readers will love the encouragement of the couple’s pastor as the entire congregation rings in the New Year and Anna and Ronald’s special day is at hand

Truth or Die

Author:Katerina Diamond

Publisher:HarperCollins UK


Total Pages:368



Books Description:

The Sunday Times bestseller is back with a twisty crime thriller, perfect for fans of M.J. Arlidge’s EENY MEENY and Angela Marsons. ‘All hail the new Queen of Crime’ Heat

Out Walked Mel

Author:Paula Boock

Publisher:Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited


Total Pages:80



Books Description:

A gripping book for teenage readers by award-winning writer - fast-paced, punchy and much loved Mel is short, stroppy and never knows when to keep her mouth shut. When she interferes with her best friend Wai's interaction with none other than the Minister of Education, and the interference isn't appreciated, Mel storms out. Out of school and out of home - and heads north. At first she sees it as an escape from a past and present too messy to deal with. But standing up for yourself is one thing; facing the consequences is quite another. Mel's return journey from one end of New Zealand to the other turns into a discovery of not only truths about her past, but also truths about herself. 'The most nicked book in schools'. Mel is instantly familiar - mixed-up, smart, and sassy.

Secularisation in the Christian World

Author:Michael Snape



Total Pages:248



Books Description:

The power of modernity to secularise has been a foundational idea of the western world. Both social science and church history understood that the Christian religion from 1750 was deeply vulnerable to industrial urbanisation and the Enlightenment. But as evidence mounts that countries of the European world experienced secularising forces in different ways at different periods, the timing and causes of de-Christianisation are now widely seen as far from straightforward. Secularisation in the Christian World brings together leading scholars in the social history of religion and the sociology of religion to explore what we know about the decline of organised Christianity in Britain, Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia. The chapters tackle different strands, themes, comparisons and territories to demonstrate the diversity of approach, thinking and evidence that has emerged in the last 30 years of scholarship into the religious past and present. The volume includes both new research and essays of theoretical reflection by the most eminent academics. It highlights historians and sociologists in both agreement and dispute. With contributors from eight countries, the volume also brings together many nations for the first consolidated international consideration of recent themes in de-Christianisation. With church historians and cultural historians, and religious sociologists and sociologists of the godless society, this book provides a state-of-the-art guide to secularisation studies.

I Dare You To Tell The Truth

Author:Ginger Peakock

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation


Total Pages:212



Books Description:

In a society, a global perspective on relationships is not only valuable but needed. In “I Dare You to Tell the Truth.” Miss Peakock has given the reader a rarely seen glimpse into the vast diversity of male-female encounters. From the first to the last page, the “truthful” reader will identify with scenarios or encounters they experienced or someone they know experienced. For those wanting to develop a workable plan for achieving relationships that includes honesty, open communication and realistic goals, this book is a must read. I implore all to read this book in preparation for the relationship battles ahead. As the sayings go, “forewarned, is forearmed” AND “a word (or this book) to the wise is sufficient.” -Dr. Deborah A. Finley After reading Ginger Peakock’s new novel, “I Dare You to Tell the Truth.” The book is a must read as well as a great read, Real life experience; know your partner a little better before committing to them. Also pay attention to detail about a person because everybody won’t tell you the truth. -Author Carl Boddie These short stories will have you on the edge of your seat anticipating the surprising twists and turns that awaits you. Some even have life lessons that keep you thinking. Detailed, eventful and humorous I promise you these vignettes will leave you wanting to read on. -Cosmetologist Reason Ali Definitely one of those books that have a person say hmm? Lots of great conversation will be shared after reading this book. Everyone can relate to at least one of these characters. I Dare You to Tell the Truth. -Homemaker Lisa Fernandez It’s a very powerful version of true life stories, and a must read for all family members, couples, and singles alike. -Non-traditional college student Cassandra Royal I must say after reading the novel I Dare You to Tell the Truth, I was sitting in my chair as if I had my seat belt on. The novel captivated my attention, and I could not put it down. The novel focused on all aspects of relationships, family, identity, marriage, or meeting someone for the first time. I began asking myself a few serious questions, how well do you really know who someone is? Are people really living double lives, and how many had similar situations that are on the pages of this book, but dare to tell the truth? This novel was steamy, an attention grabber, a lesson in living, and most of all can be used as a motivational book in the dating arena. Congratulations this novel is “HOT”. -Ms. Sharon Robinson—Director

Clarissa Harlowe, or The History of a Young Lady - Complete

Author:Samuel Richardson

Publisher:Simon and Schuster


Total Pages:1878



Books Description:

Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady tells the tragic story of a heroine whose quest for virtue is continually thwarted by her family, and is one of the longest novels in the English language. Clarissa Harlowe is a beautiful and virtuous young lady whose family has become wealthy only recently and now desires to become part of the aristocracy. Their original plan was to concentrate the wealth and lands of the Harlowes into the possession of Clarissa's brother James Harlowe, whose wealth and political power will lead to his being granted a title.


Author:Laura Ross Greiner

Publisher:Kregel Publications


Total Pages:144



Books Description:

It’s time to fully embrace the dares God has given us: Dare to say yes. Dare to have faith. Dare to trust. And more. With inspiring, captivating, and sometimes heart-wrenching stories of people who dared to believe in the face of great pain, Greiner challenges Christian women to stand up, live big, and embrace the truths of the gospel no matter what.

It Started with a Dare

Author:Lindsay Faith Rech

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Total Pages:312



Books Description:

Self-proclaimed nobody CG Silverman sees her move to an upscale new school as her chance to be somebody different. Her devil-may-care attitude attracts the in-clique, and before CG realizes it, a routine game of truth or dare launches her to iconic status. While this rebel image helps secure CG’s newfound popularity, it also propels her through a maze of unprecedented chaos, with each new lie and every dare opening doors that, in most cases, were better off left shut. CG is on a collision course with disaster. Will she be able to keep up the façade? Or will the whole world find out she’s a fraud?

The Female Quixote: or, the Adventures of Arabella

Author:Lennox, Charlotte



Total Pages:447



Books Description:

The Female Quixote; or, The Adventures of Arabella was a novel written by Charlotte Lennox imitating and parodying the ideas of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote. Published in 1752, two years after she wrote her first novel, The Life of Harriot Stuart, it was her best known and most celebrated work. It was approved by both Henry Fielding and Samuel Richardson, applauded by Samuel Johnson, and used as a model by Jane Austen for her famous work, Northanger Abbey.

The Selwood Boys

Author:Tony Wilson,Adam Selwood,Troy Selwood,Joel Selwood,Scott Selwood

Publisher:HarperCollins Australia


Total Pages:160



Books Description:

Four future AFL stars under one roof!? Go back to where it all began with THE SELWOOD BOYS ... In the Selwood house, someone's always up to no good! One minute it's the twins, Troy and Adam, pulling pranks and making mischief ... Next second it's Joel and his sneaky, cheeky antics. And little Scott just does his best (or make that his worst!) to keep up with the others. With four boys under one roof, there's madness and mayhem every day -- and footy of course! A prank-filled visit to the Selwoods' country cousins lands the boys in trouble with Mum ... But will the boys maintain the mischief? And who will save the day on the footy field? Ages 7+

Anna St. Ives

Author:Thomas Holcroft

Publisher:Good Press


Total Pages:488



Books Description:

"Anna St. Ives" by Thomas Holcroft. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Daemonologia Sacra

Author:Richard Gilpin

Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers


Total Pages:534



Books Description:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?

Author:James S. Grotstein



Total Pages:687



Books Description:

All the contributors to this compilation knew Bion personally and were influenced by his work. They include: Herbert Rosenfeld, Frances Tustin, Andre Green, Donald Meltzer and Hanna Segal.Wilfred R. Bion has taken his place as one of the foremost psychoanalysts of our time, yet it is only within recent years that the impact of his achievements are being felt. His death has stilled his pen and voice but demands a restatement of his view by those who have been most influenced by him. Bion's greatness lay, not only in the odd vertices of his incredible observations, but in the resources of his epistemological vastness, his respect for truth obtained in the disciplined absence of memory and desire, and his paying such scrupulous attention to and interpreting of recombinant constructions he achieved with mental elements their functions, and their transformations. His was the Language of Achievement, which is the tongue begotten by patience. Of note is his introduction of Plato's theory of forms and Kant's categories into psychoanalytic metapsychology, to say nothing of his mathematical, group and religious theories.

Aids to Reflection

Author:Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers


Total Pages:360



Books Description:

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: AIDS TO REFLECTION. INTRODUCTORY APHORISMS. APHORISM I. In philosophy equally as in poetry, it is the highest and most useful prerogative of genius to produce the strongest impressions of novelty, while it rescues admitted truths from the neglect caused by the very circumstance of their universal admission. Extremes meet. Truths, of all others the most awful and interesting, are too often considered as so true, that they lose all the power of truth, and lie bed-ridden in the dormitory of the soul, side by side with the most despised and exploded errors. APHORISM II. There is one sure way of giving freshness and importance to the most common-place maxims'that of reflecting on them in direct reference to our own state and conduct, to our own past and future being. APHOEISM III. To restore a common-place truth to its firstuncommon lustre, you need only translate it into action. But to do this, you must have reflected on its truth. APHORISM IV. LEIGHTON AND COLERIDGE. It is the advice of the wise man, Dwell at home, or, with yourself; and though there are very few that do this, yet it is surprising that the greatest part of mankind cannot be prevailed upon, at least to visit themselves sometimes; hut, according to the saying of the wise Solomon, The eyes of the fool are in the ends of the earth. A reflecting mind, says an ancient writer, is the spring and source of every good thing. Omnis boni principium intellectus cogitabundus. It is at once the disgrace and the misery of men, that they live without forethought. Suppose yourself fronting, a mirror. Now what the objects behind you are to their images at the same apparent distance before you, such is reflection to fore-thought. As a man without fore-thought scarcely deserves the name of a man, so f...