More Than a Team

More Than a Team
Author: Vicenç Villatoro
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2013-01-15
ISBN: 1453264159
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Than a Team Book Excerpt:

The modern-day odyssey of a father and son who are held together by a single thread: Football Club Barcelona “Why have you come back?” Fifteen-year-old Albert calmly faces his father, Jaume, who left his family four years ago. Back in his son’s bedroom, surrounded by the blue and scarlet colors of Barcelona’s soccer team, Jaume offers to take Albert to the 2006 Champions League final in Paris, where FC Barcelona will face the fearsome Arsenal team. On the train journey they share a compartment with a group of Barça fans in their twenties, whose presence complicates Jaume’s efforts to reconnect with his son. Although amazed by one supporter’s encyclopedic knowledge of past matches, Albert is particularly fascinated by another fan’s stories of hooliganism: joining a gang at away games and getting into fights. Once they get to the stadium, Jaume finds out that his father, whose health has been declining, is near death. As tension builds on the pitch and in the stands, it provokes different emotions in those witnessing the match live in the stadium and those watching it on TV, including Jaume’s ex-wife, his estranged daughter in Dublin, and his mother nursing his father at home. A masterful exploration of soccer fandom and the sense of belonging to a tribe, More Than a Team tells the moving story of a family navigating the passing of time, personal sacrifices, and the complexities of communication with those we love most.

Charon s Net

Charon s Net
Author: Gemma Herrero Virto
Publsiher: Babelcube Inc.
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2018-02-23
ISBN: 154751499X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charon s Net Book Excerpt:

The corpses of several teenage girls are turning up, abandoned and brutally mutilated, in isolated locations around the Spanish province of Biscay, in the Basque Country. There are no leads on the killer; nobody knows anything about the mysterious assailant, and the only thing that the victims have in common with each other is that they are all lonely young girls. The investigation brings the young medical examiner Natalia Egaña, along with the murder detective Carlos Vega, to discover that the killer contacts their victims via the Internet. Using the pseudonym of ‘Charon’, the murderer gradually closes in on them, finding out their most intimate secrets, and winning their love, until finally arranging a lethal date.

Pearl

Pearl
Author: John G Smith
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2018-03-16
ISBN: 0244665613
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pearl Book Excerpt:

This is a classic modern detective story. Pearl cannot accept that her deceased friend Eugene committed multiple murders back in 1956. She is merely an amateur sleuth with only a Burmese student Kyaw to help delve into the past. The odds of success are slim and at times her faith is sorely tested.Conversely Marcus, a successful stock market day trader, has a burning moral obligation to prove that Eugene was a killer. It is the unexpected that shocks. Picture the scene. A bitterly cold winters day. A graveside. Pearl has thrown a handful of soil onto the coffin. She is weeping. Her friend had died suddenly. She wasnt even in the country, never mind his cottage near Brighton. She is still staring at the nameplate Eugene Whitby 1927 2015 when a stranger hands her an envelope. The note inside remains unread for days.The chain of events unleashed by the contents of that single piece of paper will shape her life for ever.

A Fight for My Soul

A Fight for My Soul
Author: Adrianne T. Bryce
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2016-02-16
ISBN: 1512729906
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Fight for My Soul Book Excerpt:

A Fight for My Soul: A True Story of Spiritual Warfare is true story of one person’s experience with spiritual warfare and the spiritual world. The author takes you through her personal journey that began after reading a book about hell in October 2005. The author describes her encounters with Jesus, the Devil, and an angel in this inspirational book about committing the eternal sin.

Red

Red
Author: Eden French
Publsiher: Siren-BookStrand
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-09-26
ISBN: 1640106359
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Book Excerpt:

[Siren Menage Amour: Erotic Contemporary Menage a Trois Paranormal Romance, shape-shifter, M/M/F, HEA] The handsome and dashing Calen "Red" Reddington is ready for love, and Celeste Wolfe is just the woman he needs. Enraptured by her, Calen will do anything to have her and give up everything to be by her side. But just how much will he sacrifice for his deepest desires? Being a modern day shape-shifter isn't easy. Despite a dominating physical prowess, Zev Reynolds is alone. He longs to find the one with whom he can share his secret: his true mate. But who? His best friend? His best friend's lover? As Zev struggles for balance between loyalty and desire, his animal struggles to remain hidden. Celeste Wolfe is an outsider; fiercely independent and strong. Then fate tosses her into the midst of Greek life. Drawn to both Calen and Zev, something supernatural inside her ignites. Celeste discovers a part of herself she never knew existed and realizes choosing between the two may be the one thing that breaks her. Note: This book contains double penetration. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

Rejoice

Rejoice
Author: Karen Kingsbury,Gary Smalley
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009
ISBN: 141433303X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rejoice Book Excerpt:

Brooke Baxter, a woman who has accomplished everything in life--a successful career, beautiful home, and two wonderful children--finds her newfound faith and her shaky marriage challenged by overwhelming loss.

Staying Mum

Staying Mum
Author: Mara Lee
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2010-07-13
ISBN: 1742469388
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Staying Mum Book Excerpt:

Becoming a mum is an incredible journey that will change your life forever, but not always in the way you expect ... Mara Lee's Staying Mum tells it like it is, offering valuable advice about how to stay sane during that first year when, among other challenges, you'll be required to master the art of breastfeeding with bursting bazookas, bottle-feeding without a guilt chaser and settling your newborn baby to sleep on next to no sleep yourself. Featuring expert advice and seriously useful tips, Staying Mum breaks the code of silence about life as a new mum by revealing the truth about the good bits, the bad bits and, yes, even the ugly bits. Whether you're expecting your first baby or you're an experienced mum who's ready to look back and laugh, go no further than Staying Mum for a hilarious but practical account of the most exciting challenge most women will ever face.

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic
Author: Clive Bloom
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1253
Release: 2020-07-10
ISBN: 3030331369
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic Book Excerpt:

“Simply put, there is absolutely nothing on the market with the range of ambition of this strikingly eclectic collection of essays. Not only is it impossible to imagine a more comprehensive view of the subject, most readers – even specialists in the subject – will find that there are elements of the Gothic genre here of which they were previously unaware.” - Barry Forshaw, Author of British Gothic Cinema and Sex and Film The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic is the most comprehensive compendium of analytic essays on the modern Gothic now available, covering the vast and highly significant period from 1918 to 2019. The Gothic sensibility, over 200 years old, embraces its dark past whilst anticipating the future. From demons and monsters to post- apocalyptic fears and ecological fantasies, Gothic is thriving as never before in the arts and in popular culture. This volume is made up of 62 comprehensive chapters with notes and extended bibliographies contributed by scholars from around the world. The chapters are written not only for those engaged in academic research but also to be accessible to students and dedicated followers of the genre. Each chapter is packed with analysis of the Gothic in both theory and practice, as the genre has mutated and spread over the last hundred years. Starting in 1918 with the impact of film on the genre's development, and moving through its many and varied international incarnations, each chapter chronicles the history of the gothic milieu from the movies to gaming platforms and internet memes, television and theatre. The volume also looks at how Gothic intersects with fashion, music and popular culture: a multi-layered, multi-ethnic, even a trans-gendered experience as we move into the twenty first century.

Deadly Secrets Secrets Revealed

Deadly Secrets Secrets Revealed
Author: Alice Jamison
Publsiher: Alice Jamison
Total Pages: 87
Release: 2020-01-24
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deadly Secrets Secrets Revealed Book Excerpt:

Surviving their deadly cruise; Elsa, Charles and the remaining passengers are grounded on an island paradise. As investigation of the murders on the ship begins, Elsa and Charles explore their developing feelings for one another. Soon blood spill begins once again and mistrust among all is thick in the air. Forced to continue his battle with the mysterious creature, Charles’ true nature is quickly revealed to Elsa. She now struggles with her mixed feelings of love and suspicion, as a new enemy presents himself. Passion sparks between the couple as they continue to fight for their lives. In an effort to protect Charles and his secret, Elsa’s is ripped from his grasp. He races to get her back before she is lost to him forever. Can he get the woman he loves back in his arms; and reveal the identity of the killer before it is too late?

Silence in Middle Eastern and Western Thought

Silence in Middle Eastern and Western Thought
Author: Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN: 113502118X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silence in Middle Eastern and Western Thought Book Excerpt:

Presenting an engaging reflection on the work of prominent modern Iranian literary artists in exchange with contemporary Continental literary criticism and philosophy, this book tracks the idea of silence – through the prism of poetics, dreaming, movement, and the body – across the textual imaginations of both Western and Middle Eastern authors. Through this comparative nexus, it explores the overriding relevance of silence in modern thought, relating the single concept of "the radical unspoken" to the multiple registers of critical theory and postcolonial writing. In this book, the theoretical works of Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, Gaston Bachelard, Antonin Artaud, and Gilles Deleuze are placed into a charged global dialogue with the literary-poetic writings of Sadeq Hedayat, Ahmad Shamlu, Nima Yushij, Esmail Kho’i, and Forugh Farrokhzad. It also examines a vast spectrum of thematic dimensions including disaster, exhaustion, eternity, wandering, insurrection, counter-history, abandonment, forgetting, masking, innocence, exile, vulnerability, desire, excess, secrecy, formlessness, ecstasy, delirium, and apocalypse. Providing comparative criticism that traces some of the most compelling intersections and divergences between Western and Middle Eastern thought, this book is of interest to academics of modern Persian literature, postcolonial studies, Continental philosophy, and Middle Eastern studies.

The Blind Owl

The Blind Owl
Author: Sadegh Hedayat
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2010-10-12
ISBN: 080219642X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blind Owl Book Excerpt:

An opium addict spirals into madness after losing a mysterious lover in this “extraordinary work” of modern Persian literature (The Times Literary Supplement, UK). Sadegh Hedayat was Iran’s most renowned modern fiction writer, and his spine-tingling novel The Blind Owl is considered his seminal work. A classic of modern Iranian literature, this edition is presented to contemporary audiences with a new introduction by Porochista Khakpour, one of the most exciting voices from a new generation of Iranian-American authors. A haunting tale of loss and spiritual degradation, The Blind Owl tells the story of a young opium addict’s despair after losing a mysterious lover. Through a series of intricately woven events that revolve around the same set of mental images—an old man with a spine-chilling laugh, four cadaverous black horses with rasping coughs, a hidden urn of poisoned wine—the narrator is compelled to record his obsession with a beautiful woman even as it drives him further into frenzy and madness.

The Pulpit Commentary Volume 7

The Pulpit Commentary  Volume 7
Author: Spence-Jones, Henry
Publsiher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-08-14
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pulpit Commentary Volume 7 Book Excerpt:

The Pulpit Commentary was first published between 1880 and 1919 and is a highly respected work written by conservative, trustworthy men. Containing over 22,000 pages and 95,000 entries, it is one of the largest and best-selling homiletic commentary sets of all time. It was directed by editors Joseph Exell and Henry Donald Maurice Spence-Jones and utilized more than 100 authors over a 30-year span. When reading this commentary, it is not difficult to see why it has remained a favorite amongst pastors for more than 100 years. There are three key elements which set this apart from its contemporaries, the first being that it gives an exposition, or verse-by-verse, annotation of each verse in the Bible. The second element is that it explores the framework of the text, the homiletics. Finally, it supplies the homilies with multiple model sermons from various authors. Also included is a translation as well as historical and geographical information. The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle declared, “This commentary bids fair to take a conspicuous place among the ever-multiplying aids to the study of the Holy Scriptures. It will revive the great work of Lange, and will far exceed the Speaker's Commentary in the bulk and fullness of its material. The peculiarity of the Pulpit Commentary is that it offers special assistance to the preacher: first by giving him a critical and exegetical exposition of the text of Scripture, and then providing him with succinct and helpful directions as to the preachable aspects of the chapter and paragraph already explained." The print edition of this set typically retails for more than $1,000 making the current offered price a very good bargain. Due to its size, it has been broken up into nine separate volumes: Volume 1 Genesis to Joshua Volume 2 Judges to 2 Kings Volume 3 1 Chronicles to Job Volume 4 Psalms to Song of Songs Volume 5 Isaiah to Daniel Volume 6 Hosea to Malachi Volume 7 Matthew to John Volume 8 Act to Philippians Volume 9 Colossians to Revelation The footnotes have been placed in line with the text with each footnote number enclosed in red brackets (i.e.: []) and the text in green. There is also a linked table of contents at the beginning of each volume for ease of navigation. Key Features * Over 22,000 pages with more than 95,000 entries * One of the largest and exhaustive commentary sets of its kind * Contributions from over 100 authors * Expositions—with thorough verse-by-verse commentary of each verse of the Bible * Homiletics—with the framework or overall look of the text * Homilies—four to six sample sermons from various authors * Detailed information on Biblical customs * Historical and geographical information * Translations of key Hebrew and Greek words All 23 Volumes of the printed version are included in these nine volumes. 1. Genesis/Exodus 2. Leviticus/Numbers 3. Deuteronomy/Joshua/Judges 4. Ruth/1&2 Samuel 5. 1&2 Kings 6. 1&2 Chronicles 7. Ezra/Nehemiah/Esther/Job 8. Psalms 9. Proverbs/Ecclesiastes/Song of Solomon 10. Isaiah 11. Jeremiah/Lamentations 12. Ezekiel 13. Daniel/Hosea/Joel 14. Amos - Malachi 15. Matthew 16. Mark/Luke 17. John 18. Acts/Romans 19. 1&2 Corinthians 20. Galatians - Colossians 21. 1&2 Thessalonians - James 22. 1&2 Peter - Revelation

Blind Owl and Other Stories

Blind Owl and Other Stories
Author: Sadegh Hedayat
Publsiher: Alma Books
Total Pages: 121
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN: 0714546216
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blind Owl and Other Stories Book Excerpt:

Written in Persian, The Blind Owl is predominantly a love story - an unconventional love story that elicits visions and nightmare reveries from the depths of the reader's subconscious. A young man, an old man and a beautiful young girl perform, as if framed within a Persian miniature, a ritual of destruction as gradually the narrator, and the reader, discover the meaning hidden within the dreams. This unforgettable story contains a unique blend of the mystery of the Arabian Nights and an acutely contemporary sense of panic and hallucination.The Blind Owl was written during the oppressive latter years of Reza Shah's rule (1925-41). It was originally published in a limited edition in Bombay, during Hedayat's year-long stay there in 1937, stamped with "e;Not for sale or publication in Iran"e;. It first appeared in Tehran in 1941 (as a serial in the daily Iran), after Erza Shah's abdication, and had an immediate and forceful effect."e;

Savannah Sacrifice

Savannah Sacrifice
Author: Danica Winters
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2014-06-09
ISBN: 1440579725
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Savannah Sacrifice Book Excerpt:

Answers she must find . . . A truth that he can’t escape . . . And ghosts up to no good . . . Being a demi-god has its privileges. For young nymph Starling Jackson, it means the gift of seduction and, more than that, near immortality. Yet when her life is filled with spirits, forever may not be all it’s cracked up to be. With the help of her bodyguard, Jasper Gray, and secret books left to her by her late mother’s friend, she may have found the answer to all of her problems. But first, they must find a way to locate the books in their enemy’s hotbed, all while staying safe and, most importantly, without falling in love. In the battles between the head and the heart and enemies and friends, Starling and Jasper will need to face tough battles, and even tougher consequences. Do they have the strength together and apart to withstand Savannah’s underground spirit world? Sensuality Level: Sensual

Gambling God Empress

Gambling God Empress
Author: Feng Huangmu
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-12-10
ISBN: 1647810140
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gambling God Empress Book Excerpt:

I transmigrated and became a discarded queen. The emperor doesn't care about anything. All he thinks about is trash. When he sees me, he can't eat. The harem is lonely, teaching people to gamble and earn a few meals. The princes, each more handsome and rich than the last, enthusiastically invited me out of the palace for a gamble. Meeting a proud pockmarked face, betting on whether or not to pay. He said domineeringly, "I am the Emperor. All the money in this world is mine. Why should I give it to you, fat woman?" "You're the emperor, and I'm also the empress. If I lose, I won't pay ..." I ran, but didn't give him the money. He was the emperor, so if he caught the empress gambling, he wouldn't be wasted. I won't retire even if I were beaten to death. There were many pretty boys outside, but it was also very dangerous. They all wanted to think about their own ideas. Beautiful men were like wine, intoxicating one with their eyes. The pockmarked emperor looked like a dog and wanted to bite me. The Second Sky of Fire and Ice trembled as they watched the battle between men. For power, for power, for me.

Smythology

Smythology
Author: Jeremy Tarr
Publsiher: The Big Head
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-01
ISBN: 0983090602
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smythology Book Excerpt:

Told with tongue-in-cheek wit and wry whimsy by Tarr in his debut novel, and with 64 illustrations by Smail, "(S)mythology" is about the mythology of love and the fairy-tale of life and death.

I Walk Beside My Husband as a Proud Black Woman in America

I Walk Beside My Husband as a Proud Black Woman in America
Author: Kenneth E. Murrey
Publsiher: Covenant Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2021-11-09
ISBN: 1638854602
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Walk Beside My Husband as a Proud Black Woman in America Book Excerpt:

Not for the fainthearted, this book is a true story about Regina and Ken and their experiences throughout their sixty years of marriage and life and the ups and downs of making a living.

Insurgent Poet Mystic Sectarian

Insurgent  Poet  Mystic  Sectarian
Author: Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2015-05-13
ISBN: 1438456123
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insurgent Poet Mystic Sectarian Book Excerpt:

Discusses how contemporary Iranian and Middle Eastern thinkers and artists are forging a new postmodern vision. The insurgent, the poet, the mystic, the sectarian: these are four modes of subjectivity that have emerged amid Middle Eastern thought’s attempt to reverse, dethrone, or supersede modernity. Providing a theoretical overview of each of these existential stances, Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh engages the views of thinkers and artists of the last several decades, primarily from Iran, but also from Arab, Turkish, North African, Armenian, Afghani, Chechen, and Kurdish backgrounds. He explores various dimensions of the Middle Eastern experience at the threshold of the postmodern moment, including revolutionary ideology, avant-garde literature, new-wave cinema, and radical-extremist thought. The profound reinvention of concepts characteristic of such work—fatalism, insurrection, disappearance, siege—provide unique interpretations and confrontations with the modern period and its relationship to those who presumably fall outside its boundaries of self-consciousness. Expanding the conversation, Mohaghegh contrasts the impressions of the Middle Eastern figures considered with those of the most incisive Western thinkers of modernity, such as Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Baudrillard, to offer an original global vision that crosses the East-West divide. “This is a fascinating book that accomplishes something absolutely unique: it weaves together several theories, it is historically attuned to the region, and it engages politics (local and international). Mohaghegh’s work is a genuinely novel contribution.” — Farhang Erfani, American University

A Resurrection to Immortality

A Resurrection to Immortality
Author: William West
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2011-04
ISBN: 1449715036
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Resurrection to Immortality Book Excerpt:

Life is the most important possession we have. Without it, there is nothing. Only by the resurrection at the second coming of Christ will anyone have life after death. After the resurrection, the fate of those who are in Christ: [1] Eternal life [Romans 6:23] [2]"Shall inherit eternal life" [Matthew 19:29] [3] After the judgment they "shall go away into eternal life" [Matthew 25:46] [4] Will "have eternal life" [John 3:5] [5] Christ will raise them up on the last day [John 6:40] [6] Will be immortal after the resurrection [1 Corinthians 15:51-56] [7] Will have incorruption [1 Corinthians 15:42] [8] Will have glory [1 Corinthians 15:43] [9] Will be like Christ "We shall be like him; for we shall see him even as he is" [1 John 3:2] [10] Are "heirs according to the hope of eternal life" [Titus 3:7] [11] Will have a spiritual body [1 Corinthians 15:44] [12] "And as we have borne the image of the earthly (The earthly flesh and blood body of Adam was made to live on this earth but it "cannot inherit the kingdom of God" 1 Corinthians 15:50), we shall also bear the image of the heavenly" (Shall be like the spiritual body of Christ for life in Heaven) [1 Corinthians 15:47-56] [13] "Will never perish" [John 10:28] [14] Forever with the Lord [1 Thessalonians 4:17] [15] Many mansions in my father's house: "In my Father's house (Who is in Heaven, Matthew 5:16; 5:45; 5:48; 6:1; 6:9; 7:21; 10:32-33) are many mansions...I go to prepare a place for you."

Esoteric Christianity and the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz

Esoteric Christianity and the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publsiher: Rudolf Steiner Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-04-16
ISBN: 1855843072
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esoteric Christianity and the Mission of Christian Rosenkreutz Book Excerpt:

In addition to the outer manifestation of Christianity as we know it from history, there exists a second, hidden stream of Christian thought and development, sometimes referred to as 'esoteric Christianity' or 'Rosicrucian Christianity'. Displaying an intimate knowledge of his subject, Rudolf Steiner throws light on this once secret, spiritual movement. But rather than relying on historical tradition or teaching, he presents wisdom and insight directly from the original metaphysical sources of esoteric Christianity. In these dynamic lectures, Steiner describes the influence of Christ's power throughout history, the workings of karma, the role of the Buddha and the Bodhisattvas, as well as the vital work of Christian Rosenkreutz, Jeshu ben Pandira and other key historical figures. This new edition - indispensable for serious students of esotericism - contains all 23 lectures and addresses of the original German collection. It features previously scattered, classic lectures such as 'The Etherisation of the Blood', 'Faith, Love, Hope' and 'Cosmic Ego and Human Ego'.