As a born-again Christian, you have a glorious heritage in Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Bible constantly teaches concerning the power of the Jew and Gentile family of God. Victor Schlatter, a passionate church planter and Bible translator in the Australasia area, will open your eyes to the scriptural reality that there always has been and always will be one family of Abraham. He shows how the Church will not be ready as the Bride of Christ until all Jewish components of the covenant promises are fulfilled. Only then will all things close at the end of the ages as the Bible decrees!
Professor Bevyn Jones ends up at a mystery retreat weekend in the country by a lake.
He barely has time to breathe the fresh morning air when a certain "Ladybug" sends him a text message, urging him to meet at the boathouse.
Upon his arrival, he finds the door open and a very dead body. Jones' entourage grows with Detective Jennifer Watson, posing as cocked and loaded Miss Scarlett; Bob, the smiling manager of the whole shebang; Chief Murphy, forced out of retirement and Detective Roy, a recalcitrant pain. As the number of suspects grows another body turns up dead. Bevyn probes deeper into the mansion's past. He visits his old martial arts teacher about the suspicious coincidence of an accidental death that took place in the same boathouse years before. Readers follow Jones down a bevy of dark corridors and through hidden doors one the trail of every clue. In a chandelier-lit ballroom full of suspects and law enforcement officials, Bevyn exposes the guilty and innocent. Just when the mystery appears to be solved, Bevyn follows up on one last loose end...
It didn t take long for Barack Obama to make his mark as the biggest political star to ever occupy the White House. Over the course of his two terms in office, Obama has injected the American presidency deeper into popular culture than any of his predecessors. He and his wife Michelle have become iconic figures, celebrities of the first order.This book, by award-winning White House correspondent and presidential historian Kenneth T.
Walsh, discusses how the Obamas reached this point. More important, it takes a detailed and comprehensive look at the history of America s presidents as celebrities in chief since the beginning of the Republic. Walsh makes the point that modern presidents need to be celebrities and build on their fame in order to propel their agendas and rally public support for themselves as national leaders so that they can get things done.Combining incisive historical analysis with a journalist s eye for detail, this book looks back to such presidents as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as the forerunners of contemporary celebrity presidents. It examines modern presidents including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt, and Theodore Roosevelt, each of whom qualified as a celebrity in his own time and place. The book also looks at presidents who fell short in their star appeal, such as George W.
Bush, George H. W. Bush, Richard Nixon, and Lyndon Johnson, and explains why their star power was lacking.Among the special features of the book are detailed profiles of the presidents and how they measured up or failed as celebrities; an historical analysis of America s popular culture and how presidents have played a part in it, from sports and television to movies and the news media; the role of first ladies; and a portfolio of fascinating photos illustrating the intersection of the presidency with popular culture."
Maggie Thomas doesn't know the first thing about being a private eye. She quickly discovers that running her uncle's faltering Miami Beach P.I. agency is nothing like watching detective show reruns. Even the private eye app on her iPhone can't help. But Maggie's first case is surprisingly easy... or so she thinks until she stumbles upon a dead body. With whizzing bullets, car chases, and spandex-clad bodybuilders, Maggie wonders if she's in over her head. Jake Jackson, the dangerously charming cop, thinks Maggie needs to stick to snapping pictures of cheating husbands and leave the detective work to the professionals. The danger escalates when another homicide victim washes up on the shore and now someone wants to stop Maggie from solving the murders. With the help of her knitting needle-wielding, orthopedic shoe-wearing assistant Dorothy Raye, Maggie must solve the case before she's the next victim of this crime wave.
Did you know that African Americans in Oklahoma created a ‘Negro Wall Street’ in the early 1920s? The Oklahoma city of Tulsa in 1921 had a Black hospital, a Black public library, 2 Black public schools, 2 Black newspapers, 2 Black theatres, 5 hotels, 13 churches, 30 restaurants and perhaps 600 Black businesses! What was the story of this great Black achievement? What happened to all of this? In this inspiring lecture essay, Robin Walker, addresses these questions.
Between June and August of 1945 various German submarines surprisingly appeared in Argentinean waters. What were they doing there several months after the end of World War II? Where did they come from? What was their route? The United States has confirmed their own worst fears: Nazi Germany has a last military and scientific stronghold in Antarctica: Base 211. Immediately Operation Highjump is put into action. While the official excuse for being there is to test military equipment in the extreme cold, the real and secret objective is to destroy the German enclave. The famous Admiral Richard E. Byrd heads the operation and with the approval of Secretary of Navy James Forestal, Admiral Chester Nimitz, and President Truman, he organizes the greatest military operation ever in the South Pole.