Thomas Cranmer's Prayer Book of 1549 is a foundational document of the Anglican Church and a price part of English-speaking Christianity. Cranmer's unique gift of blending theological substance with simple, humble, and moving clarity has made the Collects (prayers) essential not only to the English liturgy but also to the pastoral tradition of the church: these prayers still remain a deep source of inspiration for Christians enmeshed in the everyday trials and testings of life. Published on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the Book of Common Prayer, The Collects of Thomas Cranmer presents this spiritually rich material in its original form and order. Compiled and presented for devotional use by C. Frederick Barbee and Paul Zahl, Cranmer's Collects are each followed by succinct commentary on their historical context and an insightful meditation crafted with contemporary Christians in mind.
في القصص التي يضمها هذا الكتاب جهد غير عادي من المؤلف للذهاب إلى أبعد من سطح الأشياء, والغوص عميقا بحثا عن جذورها وبداياتها, ثم العودة لتتبع هذه الجذور والبدايات في تطورها وتفاعلها وفي تكاملها, حتى يستكمل الحدث أو اللحظة أو الإنسان في القصة كل أبعاده ثلاث قصص قصيرة وقصتان طويلتان، في لغة غاية في الشاعرية - الصوت - عطية أبو العينين داود - طبلة السحور - رجوع الشيخ - المهدي
Jonah Grey is driven by a lust for the blood of the legendary Chupacabra who murdered the woman he was to mate with in a horrendous manner. He jumps at the offer to leave the FBI and join Night Seekers, a group of people dedicated to hunting and killing the devil beast. When a new killing is reported, Jonah is assigned to investigate. Following a track late one night, Jonah encounters comes upon a cabin where a woman lives alone. Through the window he sees her pleasuring herself and both his wolf and human senses are fully aroused.
When he goes to question her there is such explosive chemistry between them that neither can turn away from it, and the sex that follows brings them to a level of pleasure neither has ever known before. He moves into her cabin dividing his time between tracking the Chupacabra and erotic bouts of orgasmic sex with Dakota. They form a bond that goes beyond the hot tumble in the sheets. She is even accepting of him when she sees him in his wolf form. But will she agree to mate with him and accept him full into her life? Is the beast they track and kill the real Chupacabra…or a fake, leaving the real beast to search for yet another prey?
For Kip Barrett, a secret commission from her boss’s boss’s boss, CEO Tamara Sterling, shows that the respect she’s earned for her integrity and intelligence is justified. All she has to do is what she’s done successfully before: Follow the money, find the high-tech thief, and document it so the culprit gets the justice they deserve. This case is different, though. This time the embezzler is someone inside Sterling Proof, the financial industry’s most-trusted investigation firm. That one of their own could turn out to be a thief is bad enough, but that it wasn’t detected and dealt with immediately is even worse. The scandal would destroy Sterling Proof’s unparalleled and unblemished reputation for ethical conduct and security.
Kip has to find out how and who, and no one but Tamara can know what she’s doing. As Kip gets closer to discovering the embezzler, her clandestine meetings with Tamara grow more frequent. To her consternation, her admiration for Sterling’s work is compounded by an undeniable physical chemistry. But there’s a rule about fraternization, and Sterling investigators never break the rules. She needs to wrap up her findings before anyone—including her emerging prime suspect Tamara Sterling—realizes Kip is not above temptation. This sizzling romance is the latest page-turning story from Golden Crown and Lambda Literary award-winning author Karin Kallmaker.
Companion to the New York Times bestselling series The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod... It’s time for him to prove himself as a Slayer. A killer is on the loose in New York City, but the Slayer Society knows that this isn’t any normal predator… This is something supernatural. Now Joss McMillan must use all of his strength and skill to save the innocent people of New York. His status as a Slayer—and his very life—depend on it.
The stakes are life or death.
More than a million readers have been enthralled by the New York Times bestselling series The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod. And now, with this companion series, The Slayer Chronicles, they can sink their teeth into life on the other side of the stake.
“Gunfight at Black Ridge,” is the first book in the highly anticipated new western series from acclaimed bestselling author Frank F. Fiore Civil War veteran Colson Rodgers leaves the Union Army in the closing days of the Civil War to return to his hometown of Black Ridge. As he battles his way home he saves the beautiful, but mysterious, Kanya from a group of carpetbagger’s intent on robbing him. As the two of them finally reach Black Ridge, Colson finds that the whole town has changed. The Sheriff and Judge have been killed, and a group of murderers calling themselves the “Chiffon Gang” have taken over. Colson soon learns that even those he trusts may not be the friends he once thought they were. Will Colson stand and fight the Chiffon Gang, or will he leave and give up the past he craves for? “Gunfight at Black Ridge” is the exciting first book from a brand new western series from bestselling author Frank F. Fiore.