The Life and Death of Mr. Badman
Paperback ISBN: 1843911531
Published in 1680, two years after the The Pilgrim's Progress told the story of Pilgrim's journey to heaven, this companion piece describes the progress of the wicked Mr. Badman through the world to his death and damnation. Set out as a dialogue between two earnest gentlemen—Mr. Attentive and Mr. Wiseman—Bunyan's work is a colorful and dramatic discourse on the various vices of a bad man's life, offering fascinating insight into 17th-century Puritanism.
The Surprising True Story of How Refugees from Burma Brought Life to a Dying Church
Paperback ISBN: 0764230271
The author shares the story of how he was hired as a pastor of a small struggling church with plans to shut it down, until the community decided to welcome a group of Karen refugees from Burma who brought new life to the church.
Christ the Lord Out of Egypt
Paperback ISBN: 0345492730
A novel by the author of Interview with the Vampire incorporates the latest New Testament scholarship to chronicle the life of Jesus Christ, from his early years, through his ministry, through his final days, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascent to heaven. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
Woman of God
Paperback ISBN: 1455569305
St. Peter's Square, Rome. White smoke signals that a new Pope has been chosen. Is it possible that the new Pope...is a woman? The world is watching as historic crowds gather in Rome, waiting for news of a new Pope, one who promises to be unlike any other in the Church's history. Some followers are ecstatic, but the leading candidate has made a legion of powerful enemies. From a difficult childhood with drug addled parents, to a career as a doctor on the front lines in Sudan, to a series of trials that test her faith at every turn, Brigid Fitzgerald's convictions and callings have made her the target of all those who fear that the Church has lost its way--dangerous adversaries who abhor challenges to tradition. Locked in a deadly, high-stakes battle with forces determined to undermine everything she believes in, Brigid must convert her enemies to her cause before she loses her faith...and her life.
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 145551604x
Anthony Spencer is egotistical, proud of being a self-made business success at the peak of his game, even though the cost of winning was painfully high. A cerebral hemorrhage leaves Tony comatose in a hospital ICU. He 'awakens' to find himself in a surreal world, a 'living' landscape that mirrors dimensions of his earthly life, from the beautiful to the corrupt. It is here that he has vivid interactions with others he assumes are projections of his own subconscious, but whose directions he follows nonetheless with the possibility that they might lead to authenticity and perhaps, redemption. The adventure draws Tony into deep relational entanglements where he is able to 'see' through the literal eyes and experiences of others, but is "blind" to the consequences of hiding his personal agenda and loss that emerge to war against the processes of healing and trust. Will this unexpected coalescing of events cause Tony to examine his life and realize he built a house of cards on the poisoned grounds of a broken heart? Will he also have the courage to make a critical choice that can undo a major injustice he set in motion before falling into a coma?