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The Great Right Hope

The Sid Tillsley Chronicles - Book One

Author: M. J. Jackman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957472693

Category: Humor

Page: 254

View: 2031

Sometimes, even the best vampires can earn themselves a good smack... Sid Tillsley, forty-six, is an alcoholic benefit fraudster from Middlesbrough. He's sexist, homophobic, overweight, extremely lazy, and a dogger. However, "one" thing sets him apart from the rest of his fellow Northerners... He can kill vampires with a single punch. Meanwhile, in Northeast England, a monster has arisen, one that doesn't subscribe to "Tits" magazine. A vampire beast stalks the Yorkshire moors, mutilating and destroying everything in its path. The vampire elders fear the Firmamentum has reappeared-a phenomenon that occurs every few millennia when a human and a vampire are born, ultimately powerful and destined to oppose each other. The Coalition, a council of vampires and humans mandated to hide the existence of the creatures of the night, believe Sid to be the Bellator, the chosen one destined to fight the vampire beast. Sid finds himself the centre of human and vampire attention, but he's more concerned about drinking down the pub with his mates and trying to end his two year drought with the ladies. Besides, Sid has more important things to worry about. The Benefit Office is on to him, and if they see him fighting immortal vampire monsters from Hell, they may take away his disability benefits. ""Sid is hilarious, entertaining and, strangely enough, charming. Maybe charming is too strong a word..."" -Bitten by Books 2nd Edition - the series has been revised and rewritten as of Sept 2014.

A Fistful of Rubbers: The Sid Tillsley Chronicles - Book Two

Author: Mark Jackman

Publisher: LL-Publications

ISBN: 9781905091584

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 4155

"A Fistful of Rubbers "is a cleverly crafted sequel to Jackman's" The Great Right Hope. "It contains everything a vampire reader wants: action, adventure, humor, and most importantly, SHAGGING... (erm) slaying of all sorts. The ultimate vampire series. Howay the lads! A definite must read!!"" -Amy J. Ramsey, Ramsey's Reviews/Midwest Book Review Sid Tillsley is back! And this time he's not claiming benefits. Sid is now a vampire-hunter, but even the coolest, most dangerous job in the world can't get him a shag, forcing him into the more hazardous world of Internet dating. His trusted friends are having a hard time too. Arthur Peasley is being nagged to death and regrets knocking up his vampire missus. Brian Garforth has the opposite problem; vampires are so allergic to his "special sauce" that even a visit to the clinic won't save them. And then there's Peter Rathbone, who is still a greasy, horrible little bastard. Meanwhile, the Human-Vampire Coalition has shut the local boozer forcing the lads to drink sub-standard ale! But Sid has a fight coming. Something lurks in the shadows, or rather, the closet. A Northerner will punch anything in the face, but one thing he fears is a direct attack on his sexuality...and the Campire draws near. Meanwhile, the psychotic vampire Gunnar Ivansey wants revenge. Sid hit Gunnar so hard in the nuts he's never forgiven him. And with the death of vampire warlord Michael Vitrago, the floodgates are open for any vampire to enter Britain, the heart of the vampire nation, and wage war against humanity. Can the Coalition prevent the vampire world from destroying mankind? Can Sid get lucky on the Internet? Can the Coalition use Sid to hunt Gunnar Ivansey? Can Sid find a decent pint? Until these questions are answered, does humanity have a chance if its only hope is Sid's great right hook...and a fistful of rubbers?

Longing for Motherhood

Holding On to Hope in the Midst of Childlessness

Author: Chelsea Patterson Sobolik

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802496156

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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When hopes for motherhood are deferred... Childlessness remains a taboo topic in today’s culture, especially in Christian circles. Many women feel isolated, ashamed, or uncertain of how to reconcile this trial with a loving God. The death of the dream of motherhood—whether from infertility, barrenness, miscarriage, or the loss of a child—is one of the hardest journeys women can walk through. In Longing for Motherhood, Chelsea Patterson Sobolik speaks to these burdens specifically. She shares vulnerably about her own journey of childlessness and how she has ultimately come to view her story through the lens of Scripture and our hope in Christ. While remaining tender and empathetic toward suffering and longing, she discusses the comfort we have in knowing that the Lord is sovereign over all, and that His love is sufficient to carry us through any and every situation. A timely book for women struggling with childlessness, as well as for pastors, friends, and family who want to care for them well, Longing for Motherhood is a tender, truthful companion for a difficult journey.

Open To Doubt

Author: Marcus Achison

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788032322

Category: Humor

Page: 200

View: 717

Open To Doubt is a collection of short humorous stories, adventure tales and spoof advertisements covering a wide variety of topics such as heroic behaviour, travel, monkey oil, the diary of Clovis Pumly and buttock maintenance, to name but a few.

Deep & Meaningless

Author: Niall John Hunt

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533540744

Category:

Page: 410

View: 7463

You might think that this is the story of a gamer who never grew up, or a man who never recovered from his first true love. You might be tempted to think it a drinking man's guide to the pubs of London. But Mickey Pincent's story is the tale of a likeable, hard-drinking, jobbing journalist trying to decide if he's become the villain in his own life story. Living off the wealth and fame of his sci-fi novelist father, Mickey is caught between pursuing his dream of becoming an author in his own right or cashing in on his dad's legacy. With a film on the way, the pressure to write a sequel to his dad's Infinity Cycle will force Mickey to take some dangerous roads and turn his life upside down.

A Pope and a President

John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century

Author: Paul Kengor

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504046919

Category: History

Page: 550

View: 1885

A Singular Bond That Changed History Even as historians credit Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II with hastening the end of the Cold War, they have failed to recognize the depth or significance of the bond that developed between the two leaders. Acclaimed scholar and bestselling author Paul Kengor changes that. In this fascinating book, he reveals a singular bond—which included a spiritual connection between the Catholic pope and the Protestant president—that drove the two men to confront what they knew to be the great evil of the twentieth century: Soviet communism. Reagan and John Paul II almost didn’t have the opportunity to forge this relationship: just six weeks apart in the spring of 1981, they took bullets from would-be assassins. But their strikingly similar near-death experiences brought them close together—to Moscow’s dismay. A Pope and a President is the product of years of research. Based on Kengor’s tireless archival digging and his unique access to Reagan insiders, the book reveals: The inside story on the 1982 meeting where the president and the pope confided their conviction that God had spared their lives for the purpose of defeating communism Captivating new information on the attempt on John Paul II’s life, including a ­previously unreported secret CIA investigation—was Moscow behind the plot? The many similarities and the spiritual bond between the pope and the president—and how Reagan privately spoke of the “DP”: the Divine Plan to take down communism New details about how the Protestant Reagan became intensely interested in the “secrets of Fátima,” which date to the reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Fátima, Portugal, starting on May 13, 1917—­sixty-four years to the day before John Paul II was shot A startling insider account of how the USSR may have been set to invade the pope’s native Poland in March 1981—only to pull back when news broke that Reagan had been shot Nancy Reagan called John Paul II her husband’s “closest friend”; Reagan himself told Polish visitors that the pope was his “best friend.” When you read this book, you will understand why. As kindred spirits, Ronald Reagan and John Paul II united in pursuit of a supreme objective—and in doing so they changed history.

The Show Must Go On

How the Deaths of Lead Actors Have Affected Television Series

Author: Douglas Snauffer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786455041

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

View: 6936

A powerful, behind-the-scenes look at some of America's all-time favorite television programs during their darkest hours, this study examines how various hit series have absorbed the death of a lead actor during production. Although each television program eventually resumed production, the lead actor's death in each case had a profound impact on the surviving cast and crew and the future of the show itself. Individual chapters explore the events surrounding the deaths of Freddie Prinze (Chico and the Man), John Ritter (8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter), Redd Foxx (The Royal Family), Nicholas Colasanto (Cheers), Phil Hartman (NewsRadio), and many others. Their stories are told through first-hand accounts by those who knew them best, including many of the most talented actors, producers, writers, and directors in television over the past forty years.

Ricart's Kalendar

Author: Bristol (England),Robert Ricart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bristol (England)

Page: 129

View: 6144

Georgia Boy

Stories

Author: Erskine Caldwell

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 145321710X

Category: Fiction

Page: 110

View: 3951

Fourteen stories that follow a young boy coming of age in a dysfunctional family in the rural South Meet William Stroop, a young son of the South whose charming voice and mordant observations of family and culture make him one of American literature’s most memorable narrators. In these fourteen interwoven stories, William details the high (and low) points of his family history, focusing particularly on his lazy, scheming father, Morris, his put-upon mother, Martha, and his confidante, Handsome Brown, a young black farmhand. As Morris matches wits with strangers and neighbors alike in constant pursuit of get-rich-quick plans, Martha tries to hold the family together without the aid of any discernable income. Told with the polish and moral resonance of fables, Georgia Boy captures the beauty and tragedy of life in the rural South during the twentieth century. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erskine Caldwell including rare photos and never-before-seen documents courtesy of the Dartmouth College Library.

Crunchy Cons

The New Conservative Counterculture and Its Return to Roots

Author: Rod Dreher

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307518415

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 3187

When a National Review colleague teased writer Rod Dreher one day about his visit to the local food co-op to pick up a week’s supply of organic vegetables (“Ewww, that’s so lefty”), he started thinking about the ways he and his conservative family lived that put them outside the bounds of conventional Republican politics. Shortly thereafter Dreher wrote an essay about “crunchy cons,” people whose “Small Is Beautiful” style of conservative politics often put them at odds with GOP orthodoxy, and sometimes even in the same camp as lefties outside the Democratic mainstream. The response to the article was impassioned: Dreher was deluged by e-mails from conservatives across America—everyone from a pro-life vegetarian Buddhist Republican to an NRA staffer with a passion for organic gardening—who responded to say, “Hey, me too!” In Crunchy Cons, Dreher reports on the amazing depth and scope of this phenomenon, which is redefining the taxonomy of America’s political and cultural landscape. At a time when the Republican party, and the conservative movement in general, is bitterly divided over what it means to be a conservative, Dreher introduces us to people who are pioneering a way back to the future by reclaiming what’s best in conservatism—people who believe that being a truly committed conservative today means protecting the environment, standing against the depredations of big business, returning to traditional religion, and living out conservative godfather Russell Kirk’s teaching that the family is the institution most necessary to preserve. In these pages we meet crunchy cons from all over America: a Texas clan of evangelical Christian free-range livestock farmers, the policy director of Republicans for Environmental Protection, homeschooling moms in New York City, an Orthodox Jew who helped start a kosher organic farm in the Berkshires, and an ex-sixties hippie from Alabama who became a devout Catholic without losing his antiestablishment sensibilities. Crunchy Cons is both a useful primer to living the crunchy con way and a passionate affirmation of those things that give our lives weight and measure. In chapters dedicated to food, religion, consumerism, education, and the environment, Dreher shows how to live in a way that preserves what Kirk called “the permanent things,” among them faith, family, community, and a legacy of ancient truths. This, says Dreher, is the kind of roots conservatism that more and more Americans want to practice. And in Crunchy Cons, he lets them know how far they are from being alone. A Crunchy Con Manifesto 1. We are conservatives who stand outside the conservative mainstream; therefore, we can see things that matter more clearly. 2. Modern conservatism has become too focused on money, power, and the accumulation of stuff, and insufficiently concerned with the content of our individual and social character. 3. Big business deserves as much skepticism as big government. 4. Culture is more important than politics and economics. 5. A conservatism that does not practice restraint, humility, and good stewardship—especially of the natural world—is not fundamentally conservative. 6. Small, Local, Old, and Particular are almost always better than Big, Global, New, and Abstract. 7. Beauty is more important than efficiency. 8. The relentlessness of media-driven pop culture deadens our senses to authentic truth, beauty, and wisdom. 9. We share Russell Kirk’s conviction that “the institution most essential to conserve is the family.” From the Hardcover edition.

Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death

Author: James Runcie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632862891

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7272

Sidney Chambers, the Vicar of Grantchester, is a thirty-two-year-old bachelor. Tall, with dark brown hair, eyes the colour of hazelnuts and a reassuringly gentle manner, Sidney is an unconventional clergyman and can go where the police cannot. Together with his roguish friend, Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney inquires into the suspect suicide of a Cambridge solicitor, a scandalous jewellery theft at a New Year's Eve dinner party, the unexplained death of a well-known jazz promoter and a shocking art forgery, the disclosure of which puts a close friend in danger. Sidney discovers that being a detective, like being a clergyman, means that you are never off duty.

Undeniable

How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life Is Designed

Author: Douglas Axe

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062349600

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 4305

Named A Best Book of the Year by World Magazine Throughout his distinguished and unconventional career, engineer-turned-molecular-biologist Douglas Axe has been asking the questions that much of the scientific community would rather silence. Now, he presents his conclusions in this brave and pioneering book. Axe argues that the key to understanding our origin is the “design intuition”—the innate belief held by all humans that tasks we would need knowledge to accomplish can only be accomplished by someone who has that knowledge. For the ingenious task of inventing life, this knower can only be God. Starting with the hallowed halls of academic science, Axe dismantles the widespread belief that Darwin’s theory of evolution is indisputably true, showing instead that a gaping hole has been at its center from the beginning. He then explains in plain English the science that proves our design intuition scientifically valid. Lastly, he uses everyday experience to empower ordinary people to defend their design intuition, giving them the confidence and courage to explain why it has to be true and the vision to imagine what biology will become when people stand up for this truth. Armed with that confidence, readers will affirm what once seemed obvious to all of us—that living creatures, from single-celled cyanobacteria to orca whales and human beings, are brilliantly conceived, utterly beyond the reach of accident. Our intuition was right all along.

Strange Sisters

Author: Fletcher Flora

Publisher: She Winked Press

ISBN: 1936456109

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 527

First Digital Edition She knew it was dangerous, but she knew it had to be this way. No other way was normal—to her. From the moment she fell in love as a teenager with Stella, Kathy knew her life would take a difficult path. She tried to resist her feelings—tried to be the person her family wanted her to be—but the lure of another woman’s love was too powerful. And so Kathy strayed the dark and hidden path among the twilight women, doing things her body urged her to do, until one night she made a choice that would change her life forever and set a devastating series of events in motion. Here is the story of a lesbian, and of the actions she would attempt to undertake, when trying to disavow her body’s urgings.

Genealogical Gleanings in England

Author: Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: England

Page: N.A

View: 8253

Ore Geology and Industrial Minerals

An Introduction

Author: Anthony M. Evans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118685024

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 9951

Much new data and many new ideas have emerged in the area of ore geology and industrial minerals since publication of the second edition of this text in 1987. The overriding philosophy behind this new edition is the inclusion and integration of this new material within the established framework of the text. The third edition is re-presented in the modern double-column format. Non-metallic deposits of industrial and bulk materials are fully covered to meet the changing emphasis of courses in applied geology. In addition, chapter 1 has been considerably enlarged to include a section on mineral economics covering metals, industrial minerals and bulk materials. In this section, the various aspects of economic exploitation of industrial and bulk materials are compared with those of metallic deposits. Other major revisions and additions include a section on fluid inclusions, expansion of the section on wall rock alteration, expansion of the material on isotope studies, and the inclusion of a section on hydraulic fracturing and seismic pumping.

Cat's Eye

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307797964

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 422

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Blind Assassin comes a breathtaking novel about a woman grappling with the tangled knot of her life. Disturbing, hilarious, and compassionate, Cat’s Eye is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art. Engulfed by vivid images of the past, she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of friendship, longing, and betrayal. Elaine must come to terms with her own identity as a daughter, a lover, an artist, and a woman—but above all she must seek release from her haunting memories.

Chorographia, Or a Survey of Newcastle Upon Tyne

Author: William Grey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Newcastle upon Tyne (England)

Page: 121

View: 4497

The Heresy of Orthodoxy (Foreword by I. Howard Marshall)

How Contemporary Culture's Fascination with Diversity Has Reshaped Our Understanding of Early Christianity

Author: Andreas J. Köstenberger,Michael J. Kruger

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 9781433521799

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 7577

Beginning with Walter Bauer in 1934, the denial of clear orthodoxy in early Christianity has shaped and largely defined modern New Testament criticism, recently given new life through the work of spokesmen like Bart Ehrman. Spreading from academia into mainstream media, the suggestion that diversity of doctrine in the early church led to many competing orthodoxies is indicative of today's postmodern relativism. Authors Köstenberger and Kruger engage Ehrman and others in this polemic against a dogged adherence to popular ideals of diversity. Köstenberger and Kruger's accessible and careful scholarship not only counters the "Bauer Thesis" using its own terms, but also engages overlooked evidence from the New Testament. Their conclusions are drawn from analysis of the evidence of unity in the New Testament, the formation and closing of the canon, and the methodology and integrity of the recording and distribution of religious texts within the early church.

Apologetics Study Bible For Students

Author: Sean McDowell

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1586404946

Category: Bibles

Page: 1408

View: 2989

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