Who were the first men and women who abandoned the Church of Rome and became the world's first Protestants? Harvard historian Steven Ozment does not present us with the remote, dusty figures of history, but rather with the shoemakers and housewives, students and politicians who were among the first followers of Martin Luther. Using pamphlets, diaries, letters, and other primary soruces, Ozment examines the origins of the Reformation and the nature of Protestantism. Rather than seeing the Reformation as the progenitor of German absolutism, as do many scholars of the period, Ozment sees in Protestantism the historic assertion of key Western values--social reform, individual religious conviction, hard work, and the rejection of corruption, hypocrisy, and empty ritual.
“-NO LO ENTIENDES, LEONARDO -DIJO, HABLANDO CON DIFICULTAD-. HABÉIS CABREADO A LA COSMONAVE.” El Gran Consejo gobierna la galaxia y la protege, a través de las dos organizaciones bajo su mando: el Cuerpo, que ejerce la justicia y la ejecuta, y la Legión, que explora el universo en busca de nuevas fronteras. Cuando el comerciante libre Chaka Gutionov encuentra una gigantesca cosmonave de cientos de años de antigüedad, una extraña alianza se forma para resolver el misterio de su aparición, incluyendo al miembro del Gran Consejo Leonardo Sonnenborn-Rico, que guarda un terrible secreto: hace cuarenta y tres años, estuvo dentro de esa cosmonave y apenas pudo escapar con vida. A medida que se adentran en las profundidades de la cosmonave, descubren que no ha reaparecido por casualidad y que todas las razas de la galaxia se encuentran en grave peligro.
Los roces entre los miembros de la expedición se recrudecen mientras intentan buscar respuestas. ¿Pero qué pueden hacer cuando encuentran a un superviviente de la primera expedición de hace cuatro décadas? ¿Podrán escapar con vida o caerán presos de la extraña fuerza que busca retenerlos dentro de la nave? ¿Estarán dispuestos a hacer el sacrificio definitivo? La Cosmonave Perdida es un trepidante relato de ciencia ficción con el que debuta Miguel Ángel Alonso Pulido, periodista, escritor y bloguero, aunque no siempre en ese orden. Puedes conocer más sobre el autor en www.miguelangelalonsopulido.com
Sins of the past could destroy all of their futures . . . For generations, Quentin Marsh’s family has seen its share of tragedy, though he remains skeptical that their misfortunes are tied to a centuries-old curse. But to placate his pregnant sister, Quentin makes the pilgrimage to Point Pleasant, West Virginia, hoping to learn more about the brutal murder of a Shawnee chief in the 1700s. Did one of the Marsh ancestors have a hand in killing the chief —the man who cursed the town with his dying breath? While historian Sarah Sherman doesn’t believe in curses either, she’s compelled to use her knowledge of Point Pleasant to uncover the long-buried truth. The river town has had its own share of catastrophes, many tied to the legendary Mothman, the winged creature said to haunt the woods. But Quentin’s arrival soon reveals that she may have more of a stake than she realized. It seems that she and Quentin possess eerily similar family heirlooms. And the deeper the two of them dig into the past, the more their search enrages the ancient mystical forces surrounding Point Pleasant. As chaos and destruction start to befall residents, can they beat the clock to break the curse before the Mothman takes his ultimate revenge? . . .
Dark, Rich, and BeautifulNicole Summers Benoit is stunned. She has inherited the mega-profitable Summers Security firm from a late uncle she never liked. But she's a sister with brains as well as looks, and she's determined to prove she's got the goods to run a major company. First, though, she needs to convince vice-president Marcus Reed -- a man so fine he makes her knees weak, but with a chip on his shoulder as big as Mount Rushmore. Marcus is proud to have worked his way out of the 'hood and up the corporate ladder -- and nothing riles him more than pampered Black-American Princesses. And now one's been handed the CEO position that was rightfully his! Nicole is one smart, sexy boss lady, however -- and soon he's working hard to create some serious heat with her after business hours rather than hoping to see her fail. But when a crime wave hits Summers Security and Marcus is targeted as the prime suspect, not only is the company's future in danger, but a hot new love could freeze up as well.
"Indiscretions" is a fast paced ride through the lives of the unfaithful and the one's who love them. Relationships are tested, hearts are broken, but revenge is sweet in these four short stories by Skyy – the author of the popular series, "Choices", "Consequences" and "Crossroads". You can feel the storm coming in your bones, but after the hurricane only the strong will be left standing? When love is involved is there really such a thing as no strings attached? What do you do when you catch your mate with a person you also crave? And a man learns that he can’t have it all, or can he? Take a seat and enjoy this steamy ride.
A joint adult and children's catechism consisting of 52 questions and answers adapted by Timothy Keller and Sam Shammas from the Reformation catechisms.