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13 to Life

By Shannon Delany
  • ISBN Code: : 9781429922180
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Pdf : 13-to-life.pdf

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Everything about Jessie Gillmansen's life changed when her mother died. Now even her hometown of Junction is changing. Mysterious dark things are happening. All Jessie wants is to avoid more change. But showing a hot new guy around Junction High, she's about to discover a whole new type of change. Pietr Rusakova is more than good looks and a fascinating accent—he's a guy with a dangerous secret. And his very existence is sure to bring big trouble to Jessie's small town. It seems change is the one thing Jessie can't avoid...

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  • Pdf File: to-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

At this very moment life is just beginning! At points along this earthly orb. In darkness or in light, In freedom or in shame, Midst serenity or in fright, Some with hope of worldly fame, While others face a future Without a chance of winning, But life continues just the same!

Social Work and Human Development

By Janet Walker
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Learning Matters
  • Book Code : 152641337X
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 351
  • Pdf File: social-work-and-human-development.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Social work engages with people across the life course, and social workers are expected to work with groups of people at very different stages of their life. This book helps students gain a thorough understanding of human growth as it is a central part of their qualifying social work training and practice.

W. E. Vine's New Testament Word Pictures: Matthew to Acts

By W. E. Vine
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 0718036905
  • Total of Pages : 1008
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 539
  • Pdf File: w-e-vine-s-new-testament-word-pictures.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Study the meaning of biblical words in the original languages without spending years learning Greek. W. E. VineÆs New Testament Word Pictures places every key word from VineÆs classic Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words in Bible book and verse-by-verse order. The text of the King James Version of the Bible is included for context, but W. E. VineÆs New Testament Word Pictures is keyed to the StrongÆs numbering system and can be used with any Bible translation. A great tool for students, pastors, teachers, and anyone who enjoys biblical word studies, this unique resource explains the meaning behind the key words and contains elements of a dictionary, concordance, and commentary. Edited by Martin Manser, W. E. VineÆs New Testament Word Pictures is available in two companion volumes: Matthew to Acts and Romans to Revelation. Features include: Every key word from VineÆs Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words explained Verse-by-verse order for ease of use King James Version text with keys to StrongÆs numbers W.E. Vine's original comments on alternative readings from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible Inspirational quotes to add a fresh edge to teaching

Thunderstruck

By Shannon Delany
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 1250031567
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 139
  • Pdf File: thunderstruck.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Jordan, Rowen and the crews of both the Tempest and the Artemesia strike out for Philadelphia to start a revolution aimed at abolishing slavery and changing their stormpowered society to one that runs on previously repressed steam innovations and will allow for true equality. But can Jordan and Rowen come back together after all the things determined to drive them apart? Thunderstruck is the third installment in the Weather Witch series from Shannon Delany.

Very Superstitious

By Shannon Delany,Pab Sungenis,Stephanie Kuehnert,Jennifer Knight,Mari Mancusi,Michelle E. Reed,Jackie Morse Kessler,Dianne K. Salerni
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Month9Books, LLC
  • Book Code : 1939765757
  • Total of Pages : 219
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 463
  • Pdf File: very-superstitious.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As told by some of today's most admired young adult authors—and a few newbies—this charity anthology boasts stories that will make readers scream, laugh, and tremble with fear, and all for a good cause! Proceeds from the sale of the first 5,000 copies will be donated to the SPCA International. Based on stories long-told by the campfire, superstitions passed down through the generations, creatures who exist in legend, literature, and film, and those myths that raise the hairs on the back of our necks, these tales are sure keep readers up late at night with lamps lit and covers over their heads.

The Didache

By Shawn J. Wilhite,Michael A. G. Haykin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1498205119
  • Total of Pages : 326
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 654
  • Pdf File: the-didache.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Apostolic Fathers Commentary Series aims to complement the study of early Christianity through historical, literary, and theological readings of the Apostolic Fathers. Writers of the AFCS volumes seek to be mindful of critical scholarship while commenting on a final-form text. Shawn J. Wilhite's commentary on the Didache includes a brief introduction to the Didache, the use of Scripture by the Didachist, and the theology of the Didache. The commentary proceeds section by section with a close ear to the text of the Didache, relevant early Christian literature, and current scholarship.

If You Call Yourself a Jew

By Rafael Rodriguez
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  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Book Code : 0227903862
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 958
  • Pdf File: if-you-call-yourself-a-jew.pdf

Book Short Summary:

''If You Call Yourself a Jew' reads Paul's letter to the Romans as a dialogue between Paul and a gentile proselyte to Judaism. This fresh reading brings Romans into focus as Paul's exposition of the revelation of God's righteousness - his faithfulness tohis covenant promises to Abraham, which is brought to climax in the announcement that

The Customary International Law of Human Rights

By William A. Schabas
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192660594
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 518
  • Pdf File: the-customary-international-law-of-human-rights.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Customary international law is one of the principal sources of public international law. Although its existence is uncontroversial, until now the content of customary international law in the area of human rights has not been analyzed in a comprehensive manner. This book, from one of international law's foremost scholars and practitioners, provides an unparalleled account of the customary international law of human rights. It discusses the emergence of this customary law, the debates about how it is to be identified, and the efforts at formulation of customary norms. In doing so, the book provides a useful and accessible introduction to the content of international human rights. The author uses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a basis to examine human rights norms, and determine whether they may be described as customary. He makes use of relatively new sources of evidence of the two elements for the identification of custom: State practice and opinio juris. In particular, the book draws on the increasingly universal ratification of major human rights treaties and the materials generated by the Universal Periodic Review mechanism of the Human Rights Council. The book concludes that a large number of human rights norms may indeed be described as customary in nature, and that courts should make greater use of custom as a source of international law.

The Rise of the Antichrist

By Lowell B. Hudson
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  • Publisher : Pletho
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 473
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 304
  • Pdf File: the-rise-of-the-antichrist.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Does the idea of Biblical Prophecy seem ... well, laughingly absurd, galactically improbable? Good! It's supposed to seem that way. In fact, for Biblical prophecy to work properly, its readers have to be highly skeptical. Biblical prophecy requires, even promotes uber-skepticism at times to evoke the intended response in its readers. The credibility of its message, that its words were authored by God, gains increased potency as the highly improbable happens again and again. When the absurdly improbable actually occurs, over and over, in documented, historically verifiable situations, our fundamental assumptions are challenged. We are confronted with the possibility that, on a truly foundational level, everything we thought we knew may really be wrong or radically incomplete. That's what Biblical prophecy is about on a macro level. That's its big idea. Biblical prophecies also seek to warn about particularly important slices of future history. Not because that future can be changed, but so it can be met with integrity and intact faith. This book is obviously focused on those Biblical prophecies involving the Antichrist's rise to power. By using careful time honored traditional methods of Biblical investigation, we'll have a serious and sober look at what the Scriptures really say about this future world ruler. There are also some new discoveries that many would find surprising, even shocking. Now, that's a lot to swallow all at once. That the future is knowable on some level, and that it's going to be so horrible. Why would anyone want to believe this could happen? Deep down, I don't want to believe it. It's so much easier to reject it, than to allow it to threaten your whole frame of reference. That tug of war, that vague unease, that's supposed to happen too. It's Biblical prophecy doing its thing. It takes a lot of guts to consider ideas that have the power to explode your comfortable world view. If you decide to read this book, remember, it's ok to be skeptical. It's absolutely required for a healthy mind. But resist the awful temptation to reject out-of-hand. Aside from being an addictive and lazy habit, it just may deprive you someday of knowing that wonderful excruciating panic of having your mind blown open.

The Right to Life and the Value of Life

By Jon Yorke
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317017749
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 816
  • Pdf File: the-right-to-life-and-the-value-of-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This groundbreaking book is the first collection to investigate the law, political science and ethical perspectives collectively in relation to the right and value of life. Its contributions from international roster of scholars are organized around five themes: a theoretical positioning of life and death; War, armed conflict and detention; Death as punishment; Medical parameters for ending life; and medical policies for the preservation of life. In studying this issue in its contemporary contexts of "right" and "value," the volume fills the current scholarly lacuna in the general subject of the orientations of life. It presents a much-needed examination of key issues in a broad practical and theoretical context, and holds broad appeal for scholars, researchers, and students occupied with issues of war, armed conflict, the death penalty, and various contemporary medico-legal scenarios.

Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words

By William D. Mounce
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310859700
  • Total of Pages : 1344
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 435
  • Pdf File: mounce-s-complete-expository-dictionary-of-old-and-new-testament-words.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For years, Vine’s Expository Dictionary has been the standard word study tool for pastors and laypeople, selling millions of copies. But sixty-plus years of scholarship have shed extensive new light on the use of biblical Greek and Hebrew, creating the need for a new, more accurate, more thorough dictionary of Bible words. William Mounce, whose Greek grammar has been used by more than 100,000 college and seminary students, is the editor of this new dictionary, which will become the layperson’s gold standard for biblical word studies.Mounce’s is ideal for the reader with limited or no knowledge of Greek or Hebrew who wants greater insight into the meanings of biblical words to enhance Bible study. It is also the perfect reference for busy pastors needing to quickly get at the heart of a word’s meaning without wading through more technical studies.What makes Mounce’s superior to Vine’s?· The most accurate, in-depth definitions based on the best of modern evangelical scholarship· Both Greek and Hebrew words are found under each English entry (Vine’s separates them)· Employs both Strong’s and G/K numbering systems (Vine’s only uses Strong’s)· Mounce’s accuracy is endorsed by leading scholars