Description : THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT CARTER WATSON, a current magazine under his arm, strolled slowly along, gazing about him curiously. Twenty years had elapsed since he had been on this particular street, and the changes were great and stupefying. This Western city of three hundred thousand souls had contained but thirty thousand, when, as a boy, he had been wont to ramble along its streets. In those days the street he was now on had been a quiet residence street in the respectable workingclass quarter. On this late afternoon he found that it had been submerged by a vast and vicious tenderloin. Chinese and Japanese shops and dens abounded, all confusedly intermingled with low white resorts and boozing dens. This quiet street of his youth had become the toughest quarter of the city.
Description : In Benefit of the Doubt, influential theologian, pastor, and bestselling author Gregory Boyd invites readers to embrace a faith that doesn't strive for certainty, but rather for commitment in the midst of uncertainty. Boyd rejects the idea that a person's faith is as strong as it is certain. In fact, he makes the case that doubt can enhance faith and that seeking certainty is harming many in today's church. Readers who wrestle with their faith will welcome Boyd's message that experiencing a life-transforming relationship with Christ is possible, even with unresolved questions about the Bible, theology, and ethics. Boyd shares stories of his own painful journey, and stories of those to whom he has ministered, with a poignant honesty that will resonate with readers of all ages.
Description : It was a warning. Back off. Stop helping the addicts. Stop undercutting demand. He had believed they would be protected. But they took her - the girl in the raspberry beret - and by the time they were done he was broken. So David Hidalgo flees Spain for his native Edinburgh. Now he must work out how to live again and lead others when his faith has been ripped away and all that's left is doubt. In Edinburgh David finds friendship, disturbing and unlooked for romance, and respite from the pain. That is, until a young girl is abducted and it becomes clear that it's not so easy to leave the past, or danger, behind. David knows he must set aside his doubts and act. But what will the cost be this time?
Description : Neal Griffin is a twenty-five year veteran of law enforcement. He's seen it all, from routine patrols to drug enforcement to homicide investigations, from corrupt cops to men and women who went far above and beyond the call of duty. Benefit of the Doubt is a gripping thriller that exposes the dark underbelly of policing in small-town American, where local police departments now deal with big-city crimes and corruption. Ben Sawyer was a big-city cop, until he nearly killed a helpless suspect in public. Now a detective in the tiny Wisconsin town where he and his wife grew up, Ben suspects that higher-ups are taking payoffs from local drug lords. Before long, Ben is off the force. His wife is accused of murder. His only ally is another outcast, a Latina rookie cop. Worse, a killer has escaped from jail with vengeance on his mind, and Newburg—and Ben Sawyer—in his sights. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Description : No one ever expects their dream of getting married, buying the perfect house, and profound professional success, to collapse due to one misguided decision and uncontrolled misfortune. However, that's just what happened to Kendal Sweeney. She endured things so horrific, it might push her over the edge. It certainly could end in her ultimate destruction. Will a powerful ancient philosophy and her strong faith and perseverance be enough to save her? Find out. The story, inspired by actual events, takes a look at some of life's toughest lessons and teaches a new way of thinking that can make the worst possible storms subside, and allow the sun to shine again.
Description : My brother, Max is a well liked person and everyone you talk to says what a well-mannered and polite person he is. Very sports minded, he is a one-eyed supporter of the Penrith Panthers Rugby League Football Club. He also loves cricket and watching the Olympic Games. His love for travelling brought him to the Whitsunday Islands, South Australia, Canberra and Western Australia three times. Shortly he is heading to Brisbane. He received his own unit from Department of House fourteen years ago and he has not let his disability stop him in anyway. He is a wonderful brother. —Ken Stone
Description : PROPHET MARGIN is a comedy about prophets, charlatans, reality shows, religion, social engineering, and the end of the world.Desperate to save his career, a producer, transforms an unassuming hipster into a celebrity prophet. But when he ignites a volatile mass religious movement he must hustle networks, mobster investors, zealots, and the NSA to keep his reality show alive.Not everything they say about Tommy Knox is true. Sure, Gender Wars was his reality show. Sure, one of the contestants butchered two competitors with an ax in a blind rage. But can you really pin all that on the Executive Producer? Yes, apparently you can. Though technically, he was exonerated. Not one to let a public disemboweling of his character get him down, Tommy is back from producer's jail to pitch a new show that will change the way people think of reality television forever. Religion. A whole new religion. After conning, extorting, and playing every angle to get a development deal, Tommy sets out to invent a religion from scratch. He finds Nava, an unassuming young hipster from Silverlake, and turns him into an online religious celebrity. Exploiting a bit of television magic, some mind-reading psychic tricks, and the viral rage of Internet culture, Tommy turns Nava into the first Prophet of the digital age. After a brutal showdown with a biggoted preacher, Nava becomes as famous as a Hollywood A-lister. Suddenly sponsors are clamoring to have a piece of the dark horse TV Prophet. However, Nava starts telling layered stories that provoke audiences to turn against the sponsors and their cultural masters. A power struggle ensues when Tommy tries to reign in Nava's preaching. A radical spiritualist movement sweeps across the country, and ignites a culture war between those who believe in Nava's miracles and those who dismiss them as nothing more than Hollywood chicanery. The two sides are divided by a thin line drawn in the sand, the PROPHET MARGIN.In the vein of Network, Wag the Dog, Being There, and The Truman Show, Prophet Margin is a comedy that explores the relationship between religion, entertainment, and politics.
Description : this journal is for a written record of incidents, experiences, and ideas. Also known as a personal journal, notebook, diary, and log " 6*9 inch,120 pages "