Description : Since its emergence in the 1960s, belief in alien abduction has saturated popular culture, with the ubiquitous image of the almond-eyed alien appearing on everything from bumper stickers to bars of soap. Drawing on interviews with alleged abductees from the New York area, Bridget Brown suggests a new way for people to think about the alien phenomenon, one that is concerned not with establishing whether aliens actually exist, but with understanding what belief in aliens in America may tell us about our changing understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. They Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves looks at how the belief in abduction by extraterrestrials is constituted by and through popular discourse and the images provided by print, film, and television. Brown contends that the abduction phenomenon is symptomatic of a period during which people have come to feel increasingly divested of the ability to know what is real or true about themselves and the world in which they live. The alien abduction phenomenon helps us think about how people who feel left out create their own stories and fashion truths that square with their own experience of the world.
Description : An escaped slave learns to live outside the Dwarven mines. The youngest child of the sword clans learns she is more than her ability to use a sword. Together they learn about life, love and the power they have to change the world around them. Each has inherited a great responsibility and great power. They are aided on their quest to obtain a blue fuzzy by friends, relatives, strangers, and the dragons of the world. Along the way they discover truths about themselves and the power we all hold. Sconder and Sparwe face sword battles, raging storms, and the hardships of travel across the sea, in search of the blue fuzzy they are honor bound to recover. While reading this book, you the reader will be exposed to universal truths about life, love, faith, and hope. This book may inspire you to be more than you were before. It might touch your heart. It could challenge your thinking. Most of all, it will entertain you, because that's what a good book should do.
Description : Mia is a talented songwriter who always speaks her mind. Preston is a debate team champion who never backs down from an argument. When their best friends start dating, Mia and Preston join forces to break up the relationship. But in the midst of their scheming, they might just discover more in common than their common goal of sabotage.
Description : In this text, join Jungian analyst John Haule on a tour of New Age beliefs and practices to reach a comprehensive historical perspective that shows just how far from new the New Age actually is.
Description : Taking your business into the stratosphere and beyond is possible-as long as you know how to grow your own entrepreneurial dream.If you're like most entrepreneurs, you started a business because you wanted to do something you loved. You were tired of working for someone else and thought you could do it better. You wanted a business of your own. But now that you're in the trenches, you're realizing things aren't quite working out like you planned.- You're working harder than ever.- You have less free time and more headaches.- Your team isn't a team at all.- Your business isn't living up to your dream.There is a better way...Grow the Entrepreneurial Dream is a step-by-step guide that can help you turn your small venture into a true business that can bring you the wealth, prestige, and success you dreamed about.
Description : Systematic Theology is the capstone of Robert Jenson's long and distinguished career as a theologian, being a full-scale systematic/dogmatic theology in the classic format. This is the second and concluding volume of the work. Here, Jenson considers the works of God, examining such topics as the nature and role of the Church, and God's works of creation.
Description : If youve ever wanted to connect with God for real, this is the book for you. With a blend of side-splitting humor and Bible truth, Melissa and Greg Howell take you on a tour through the rough-and-tumble world of the Bible, stopping just long enough for you to hear God speak to you.Fusion will introduce you to Bible characters whose stories you may never have read. Youll also learn facts thatll blow you away, such as this one: Ancient rabbis prohibited people under 30 from reading Song of Solomon? What would life be like with God? This is the year to find out.
Description : London is under siege. A banking scandal has filled the city with violent protests, and as the anger in the streets detonates, a young homeless man burns to death after being caught in the crossfire between rioters and the police. But all is not as it seems; an opportunistic killer is using the chaos to exact revenge, but his intended victims are so mysteriously chosen that the Peculiar Crimes Unit is called in to find a way of stopping him. Using their network of eccentric contacts, elderly detectives Arthur Bryant and John May hunt down a murderer who adopts incendiary methods of execution. But they soon find their investigation taking an apocalyptic turn as the case comes to involve the history of mob rule, corruption, rebellion, punishment and the legend of Guy Fawkes. At the same time, several members of the PCU team reach dramatic turning points in their lives - but the most personal tragedy is yet to come, for as the race to bring down a cunning killer reaches its climax, Arthur Bryant faces his own devastating day of reckoning. ‘I always said we’d go out with a hell of a bang,’ warns Bryant.