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Under The Banner Of Heaven

Autor: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9781400078998
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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

Autor: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: 0385509510
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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.

Where Men Win Glory

Autor: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 038552840X
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This edition has been updated to reflect new developments and includes new material obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. Pat Tillman walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to join the Army and became an icon of post-9/11 patriotism. When he was killed in Afghanistan two years later, a legend was born. But the real Pat Tillman was much more remarkable, and considerably more complicated than the public knew... A stunning account of a remarkable young man's heroic life and death, from the bestselling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Jesus Freaks

Autor: Don Lattin
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006174591X
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In the tradition of Jon Krakauer's Under the Banner of Heaven, Don Lattin's Jesus Freaks is the story of a shocking pilgrimage of revenge that left two people dead and shed new light on The Family International, one of the most controversial religious movements to emerge from the spiritual turmoil of the sixties and seventies. Some say The Family International—previously known as the Children of God—began with the best intentions. But their sexual and spiritual excesses soon forced them to go underground and follow a dark and dangerous path. Their charismatic leader, David "Moses" Berg, preached a radical critique of the piety and hypocrisy of mainstream Christianity. But Berg's message quickly devolved into its own web of lies. He lusted for power and unlimited access to female members of his flock—including young girls and teenagers—and became a drunken tyrant, setting up re-indoctrination camps around the world for rebellious teenagers under his control. Thousands of children raised in The Family would defect and try to live normal lives, but the prophet's heir apparent, Ricky "Davidito" Rodriguez, was unable to either bear the excesses of the cult or fit into normal society. Sexually and emotionally abused as a child, Ricky left the fold and began a crusade to destroy the only family he ever knew, including a plot to kill his own mother. Veteran journalist Don Lattin has written a powerful, engrossing book about this uniquely American tragedy. Jesus Freaks is a cautionary tale for those who fail to question the prophesies and proclamations of anyone who claims to speak for God.

Here Comes Heaven

Autor: Bill Johnson
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 076849544X
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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.

The Fall Of Heaven

Autor: Andrew Scott Cooper
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 0805098984
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An immersive, gripping account of the rise and fall of Iran's glamorous Pahlavi dynasty, written with the cooperation of the late Shah's widow, Empress Farah, Iranian revolutionaries and US officials from the Carter administration In this remarkably human portrait of one of the twentieth century's most complicated personalities, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Andrew Scott Cooper traces the Shah's life from childhood through his ascension to the throne in 1941. He draws the turbulence of the post-war era during which the Shah survived assassination attempts and coup plots to build a modern, pro-Western state and launch Iran onto the world stage as one of the world's top five powers. Readers get the story of the Shah's political career alongside the story of his courtship and marriage to Farah Diba, who became a power in her own right, the beloved family they created, and an exclusive look at life inside the palace during the Iranian Revolution. Cooper's investigative account ultimately delivers the fall of the Pahlavi dynasty through the eyes of those who were there: leading Iranian revolutionaries; President Jimmy Carter and White House officials; US Ambassador William Sullivan and his staff in the American embassy in Tehran; American families caught up in the drama; even Empress Farah herself, and the rest of the Iranian Imperial family. Intimate and sweeping at once, The Fall of Heaven recreates in stunning detail the dramatic and final days of one of the world's most legendary ruling families, the unseating of which helped set the stage for the current state of the Middle East.

Unveiling Grace

Autor: Lynn K. Wilder
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310331137
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From a rare insider’s point of view, Unveiling Grace looks at how Latter-day Saints are “wooing our country” with their religion, lifestyle, and culture. It is also a gripping story of how an entire family, deeply enmeshed in Mormonism, found their way out and what they can tell others about their lives as faithful Mormons.

The Moroni Deception

Autor: Jack Brody
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ISBN: 9780615722269
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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.

Escape

Autor: Carolyn Jessop
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767928472
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The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman’s courageous flight to freedom with her eight children. When she was eighteen years old, Carolyn Jessop was coerced into an arranged marriage with a total stranger: a man thirty-two years her senior. Merril Jessop already had three wives. But arranged plural marriages were an integral part of Carolyn’s heritage: She was born into and raised in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), the radical offshoot of the Mormon Church that had settled in small communities along the Arizona-Utah border. Over the next fifteen years, Carolyn had eight children and withstood her husband’s psychological abuse and the watchful eyes of his other wives who were locked in a constant battle for supremacy. Carolyn’s every move was dictated by her husband’s whims. He decided where she lived and how her children would be treated. He controlled the money she earned as a school teacher. He chose when they had sex; Carolyn could only refuse at her own peril. For in the FLDS, a wife’s compliance with her husband determined how much status both she and her children held in the family. Carolyn was miserable for years and wanted out, but she knew that if she tried to leave and got caught, her children would be taken away from her. No woman in the country had ever escaped from the FLDS and managed to get her children out, too. But in 2003, Carolyn chose freedom over fear and fled her home with her eight children. She had $20 to her name. Escape exposes a world tantamount to a prison camp, created by religious fanatics who, in the name of God, deprive their followers the right to make choices, force women to be totally subservient to men, and brainwash children in church-run schools. Against this background, Carolyn Jessop’s flight takes on an extraordinary, inspiring power. Not only did she manage a daring escape from a brutal environment, she became the first woman ever granted full custody of her children in a contested suit involving the FLDS. And in 2006, her reports to the Utah attorney general on church abuses formed a crucial part of the case that led to the arrest of their notorious leader, Warren Jeffs.

Winged Horse Of Heaven

Autor: R S McDonald
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ISBN: 9780692788035
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"Roslyn has been kidnapped! Please come at once!" was the message that sent Raneous and Brian rushing to the city of Livia in the dead of winter. Lord Myran, Roslyn's father and her twin brother, Rhyse, are beside themselves with worry. They have only one clue, a rare gem of lavender jade left in the snow beneath her window. It's found only in one place; the town of Talla high in the Jovan Mountains, and is fiercely defended by its skilled Tallan warriors. Why would they kidnap Roslyn - or anyone- for that matter? Heavily supplied for the cold journey, Raneous, Brian, Lord Myran and Rhyse head into the frozen north in search of answers, but dark forces are at work and strange white wolves begin to attack. They soon find that Roslyn is not all that the enemy has taken!

Proof Of Heaven

Autor: Coleman Luck
Publisher: Sandstar Group
ISBN: 9780988888821
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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.

Heaven Scent

Autor: Virginia Alison
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781493611638
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Blown in on the breeze from the woman who haunts his dreams, the scent of Jasmine drives the cowboy to the brink of insanity in this compelling trilogy set in modern day Texas. When the lovers manage to be in the same place at the same time, their lives are overshadowed by the entrepreneur, Jethro Riles, who has his sights set on buying Creek Ranch along with the entire town for his own gain no matter what the cost. Encompassing strong family bonds within a powerful, yet light hearted romantic saga, from the first lost note and missed telephone call, Evan and Ginny fight against the odds to find their own little piece of heaven. However, fate conspires against them as they rush headlong towards their destiny, which waits just around the corner, over the hill...

Heaven Ride

Autor: John Eccleston
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780990547310
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HEAVEN RIDE is a techno-thriller about two loyal friends who unlock secrets of the human soul and invent a device that ejects the soul and long-term memory on its path to heaven, and then brings it back. The "Pod" enables them to build Heaven Ride into the most lucrative empire the world has ever known, until ruthless rivals embark on a campaign of deceit, treachery and betrayal to wrest it away for their own insidious plan. This quandary of science and morality may change the way you think about heaven and the afterlife ... FOREVER. * * * David Brownington, a brilliant entrepreneurial mastermind with a leading business incubator, comes in contact with a mysterious gadget that measures wavelengths never seen before. His close friend, JW Gomez, a third-year Ph.D. candidate, supercedes the boundaries of his doctoral studies using a bio-pod that creates out-of-body experiences. Driven by memories of his little brother who perished in a gruesome accident as a child, JW's extra-curricular studies of sudden traumatic death lead to the astonishing discovery of the human soul. When David and JW merge these devices, they stumble upon the highway to heaven. Each of them falls in love as their miraculous invention takes the world by storm. Millions make the trip. As Heaven Ride prospers, its repercussions ripple throughout society. Protests, bombs and kidnappings threaten to shut it down, posing risks to David, JW, their friends and families. Long after Heaven Ride becomes a household word, startling revelations put David and JW in the crosshairs of dangerous men seeking ultimate power. With HEAVEN RIDE, John Eccleston and Kerry Gleason have woven an intense tale of ambition, success, friendship, betrayal, greed and corruption. It's an intricate and interesting tale of mankind's most startling invention, and technology gone awry.

Knockin On Heaven S Door

Autor: Don Busi
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ISBN: 9780615732497
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*****5 STARS "A must for anyone who loves the people stories in WWII." (March 2009. MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW. *****2009 WINNER OF INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS. Non-Fiction Historical Category. *****2009 BEST BOOK AWARD "BOOKS AND AUTHORS.NET." Joe Busi's hard labor as a Pennsylvania coal miner and his life in abject poverty could not have made him any tougher. But no amount of toughness could prepare him for what was to come after he was inducted into the United States Army in 1942. Joe was thrust into the greatest amphibious assault in human history...D-Day on the beaches of Normandy, France. His ability to survive D-Day only meant that he had to endure six more months of brutality that stretched the limits of human endurance. Joe witnessed death and destruction beyond belief. He became an efficient kiling machine and accepted the fact that he, too, would eventually be killed. He received the the Sliver and Bronze Stars for his bravery but his luck came to an end on a snowy Belgian battlefield. Critically wounded from the Nazi onslaught known as the Battle of the Bulge, he prayed his death would be quick. After experiencing sixty-one years of heart-wrenching survival guilt, eighty-five year old Joe returned to Europe and was overwhelmed by the gratitude of the Europeans. His story and how he overcame the odds against his survival is as amazing as the man himself.

Heaven S Scent

Autor: Tania Cooper
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ISBN: 9780994586216
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They should walk away, they know their love is forbidden, they know their deep connection could destroy both their worlds. No! Good and evil should never collide. But fate has other ideas. A lustful encounter will lead to the greatest love to ever exist in their immortal worlds. An Angel and a Demon, two halves of the same coin drawn together by an unstoppable force, their fate intertwined by design but held worlds apart. With pleasure will come pain, with happiness will come grief. Two missing pieces finally together creates an ecstasy that will rock the ground they walk on. But as their love becomes stronger their worlds will start to fall apart. Can their sinful love truly conquer all? Will they catch the scent that lingers and find the ties that bind even the deadliest of enemies? Lines will blur and hearts will shatter. In a battle of good versus evil not everything is always black and white, for even in heaven, shades of grey hide in the shadows.

Segregation In Churches

Autor: Nicholas M. Muteti
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781495475139
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When God told Nicholas M. Muteti to take the gospel to his Massai-tribe enemies, the young man set out to obey. Soon two Maasai warriors, dressed for battle, charged toward him with spears, clubs, and long swords. In SEGREGATION IN CHURCHES you'll learn what Nicholas did to survive, how God blessed him for his obedience, and the result of his work in fostering reconciliation between sworn enemies. In his native country, Dr. Nicholas M. Muteti saw how building strong relationships with other people, even those we don't agree with, can help us achieve success in life. When he came to America to study for the ministry, he was astonished to discover that 11:00 a.m on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in our nation. He believes that this unnatural division is the reason many Americans struggle with failure in life and ministry. In this book you will discover: The benefits of fellowshipping with other Christians and joining forces to advance God's Kingdom. How to build a strong relationship with anyone, even your worst enemy How to approach nonbelievers and lead them to Christ The role diversity plays in building strong, healthy churches How to abolish segregation in Churches Division in the body of Christ prevents us from worshiping and serving together, but God has provided the answer. When we pull together in love and harmony, regardless of ethnic background or the color of our skin, we can defeat an enemy that has paralyzed our churches for far too long. Ending segregation in Churches will allow Christians to become the powerful, unified force that the world needs today.

Swords Of Heaven

Autor: C. D. Baker
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781469921075
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Baker's meticulously researched novel reveals the nearly forgotten story of the unsung heroes of the Magna Carta...Sir William Marshal and Isabel de Clare. Complete with a colorful collection of memorable characters, this story-based-in-fact invites the reader to experience everyday life, love, and the drama of warfare in medieval England. Filled with action, suspense, romance and intrigue, 'Swords of Heaven' brings to life the breath-taking events that rescued liberty from the grasp of tyrants.As Volume 1 in 'The Bookends of Liberty' series, 'Swords of Heaven' invites readers of ten to adult points to the evolution of liberty in the American experience as found in the exciting second volume of the series, 'The List.'

The Great Faithfulness Of God

Autor: Julia Auina Carrington
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781480092419
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God truly is faithful to all His children. His faithfulness sustains us and keeps us going. Praise to Him forever for His faithfulness to us. You will be encouraged and blessed and strengthened with renewed faith as you reflect on the faithfulness of God. "A book that truly draws me closer to God and makes me appreciate Him more. This book will do the same for you. I highly recommend this book to you, your family and friends and those you are concerned about. It makes a perfect, ideal gift for all occasions." Endorsement by Joyce A. Meyer Julia Audrina Carrington who is a born again Christian has touched the lives of thousands of souls across the world. She has shared the message of hope with orphans and the less fortunate. She is the founder of the international mission called Mission Friends for Christ which reaches out to needy and hurting women and children. She is the author of more than three hundred Christian books and Christian novels. See many of her books at www.amazon.com by typing her name Julia Carrington in the search box on www.amazon.com. Her books make wonderful gifts for all occasions. It is Julia's desire to glorify God in all things.

Broken Covenant Fallen World

Autor: Steven T. Poelman
Publisher: Narrowpathway Books
ISBN: 9781937754013
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Broken Covenant, Fallen World THE COVENANT OF WORKS The first of five volumes in the series, Covenants of the Almighty. The purpose of this series is to help ordinary Christians understand God's covenants at an easier reading level than most theology, the reading level of those who speak English as a second language. Collegiate language is minimal, colloquial idiosyncrasies are avoided, and illustrations can be universally understood. Difficult points are explained as simply as possible, sometimes from several approaches for readers who may not quickly grasp spiritual concepts. This series views the divine covenants through the lens of the New Testament, especially through the writings of the apostle Paul. The apostle's comments are taken as divinely inspired commentary explaining the true meaning of the text. Volume One examines the covenant God established with the first man in the Garden of Eden. For centuries this covenant has been described by theologians as a "covenant of works." The Covenant of Works is normally seen as a contrast to the Covenant of Grace that God established through Jesus Christ for man's salvation. Recent debates have questioned these distinctions. This book skips the debate, to avoid putting some readers on the defensive, while making a case for the validity and essential nature of the Covenant of Works. The first part of the book is a "Synopsis of Covenant Theology" for readers who want an overview of the covenants or need to understand how to bring together the details described in later chapters of the series. This is a survey of main points of the covenants within their historical context. The second part of this first volume explains the history, meaning and application of the Covenant of Works, and its importance for a correct understanding of Biblical concepts such as the covenant, the fall of man into sin, the final judgment, redemption, Christ's role as Mediator and Last Adam, and Edenic themes in the promises of the new covenant in Christ Jesus. Other books planned for the series, Covenants of the Almighty: Volume Two: Camp of the Saints. (Release date: July/August 2012) God's Covenant with Abraham promised justification by grace through faith for believers from all nations. A study of the basics of the Covenant of Grace within the Abrahamic Covenant. Important lessons for all pilgrims who walk in the steps of Abraham's faith today. Volume Three: The Lighthouse Kingdom (January 2013) God created the kingdom of Israel for His own glory, to reveal His righteousness to the nations, and to proclaim the future appearance of the Messiah who would bring salvation to all the earth and rule over all nations. Understand the old covenant through the illumination of the apostles, and sit at Moses' feet to ponder mysteries of the Messiah and the kingdom of heaven and gain insights valuable for citizens of heaven's kingdom. Volume Four: Dawn of Heaven's Light (Summer 2013) The way into the kingdom of heaven is opened only through the death and resurrection of the King of heaven. He came from heaven to establish His kingdom in the hearts of believers from every language, tribe, people and nation. After conquering the grave, Christ returned to heaven to serve His kingdom forever as King and High Priest of the new covenant. Volume Five: Heaven's Lamps in the Valley of Sorrows (Early 2014) The close relationship of the lines of covenant and eschatology throughout Biblical history until they come together and find their fulfillment in one man, Jesus Christ.

Hosting Heaven

Autor: Rutendo Kanguru
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ISBN: 9781540333261
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Do you know you can 'Host' the Holy Spirit as though He were a 'guest' in your house? You could create an environment where He wants to live in, teach you, help you, counsel you, comfort you and do life with you. Are you currently in a space where you have that hunger? Has He found room in your heart and access into your life? Have you been a good host to him? Do you want to learn how to feel His heartbeat, know His will for your life and hear His voice?This book will feed you with an insatiable hunger and thirst to hear God's voice for your life. In this book is narrated an ordinary woman's journey of learning for herself that hearing God is not a spiritual gift but a birth-right for every believer. It is a true testament of how the best friendship you can ever cultivate is with the Holy Spirit. That relationship is not a myth, it can be your portion too, if you want it.