Hope of Heaven for Dog Lovers and Their Pets
Author: Don Diehl
If you have a dog, cat or other pet say a beagle (a class of its own), and ever think about heaven and life after death this book is for you. It is about "hounds, heaven and the hereafter." Even if you do not accept all of the author's dogma (pardon the pun), if you are an animal lover and ever wonder what your pet is thinking (or imagine what they would say to you if they could talk back in a human voice) you will identify with this book. The author takes plenty of liberty in presenting his beagle's persona extra fanciful at times but stays with proof verses on matters of scriptural claims regarding subjects of beginnings, the fall of man, salvation and redemption . . . and eschatology [the part of theology concerned with death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind . . . and in this case, animal kind or the animal kingdom.] But besides presenting the case for an on-going human-animal relationship beyond this life, the book which may come across for some as a Bible study, looks at real life issues albeit sometimes from the viewpoint of a dog with human like perception. This is a book about a lot of things but more than anything else it is a book about a Pilgrim, a "born again" believer in Christ who happens to be a dog lover, believing that he and his dog (a beagle or beagle-mix named "Sadie") will spend eternity together in a place called Heaven. In the mean time waiting and watching Sadie Sue Dog and Loving Master Don are nearly inseparable. When there is necessary parting, both are accused of suffering "separation anxiety disorder" (SAD). They don't know if they like that word "disorder" but there is admission that the two are "happiest" spending time together playing, riding, fishing, hunting, boating and talking about the issues of life and life hereafter. There is seldom disagreement over such things as politics, religion or food choices. Most of the time Sadie Dog is chasing rabbits and treeing squirrels, digging up moles or just digging. There is some disharmony over the digging and Sadie's inner clock. There are holes all over the yard, and an hour before the sun comes up Sadie is sure that's when Master Don is supposed to be up. At that time [and at least one other time during the night] Sadie comes barking. Count on it, at about 2:30 a.m. she wants out to check the yard and take care of business, making sure some varmint hasn't taken over her territory. The day begins about 5:30. Beyond that, the routine is ever-changing. Here is the sharing of life's challenges . . . and conversations between the author and his dog about them. Sadie provides some comic relief when the topic gets too serious.
Author: Susan Wilson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Rescue comes in unexpected ways for one man and his dog in this moving and redemptive novel, The Dog Who Saved Me, by New York Times bestselling author Susan Wilson Boston police officer Cooper Harrison never thought he'd go back to his hometown, Harmony Farms. But when his faithful K-9 partner Argos is killed in the line of duty, Cooper, caught in a spiral of trauma and grief, has nowhere else to turn. Jobless and on the verge of divorce, he accepts a offer for the position of dog officer in Harmony Farms, leaving the life he spent twenty years building behind. And so he finds himself back where he started. Where his father was once known as the town drunk and his brother outgrew juvenile delinquency to become a drug dealer. Where he grew up as ‘one of those' Harrisons. Cooper does his job with deliberate detachment, refusing to get emotionally invested in another dog the way he had with Argos—until he finds himself rescuing a wounded and gun-shy yellow lab gone feral. Cooper never thought he'd find himself going back in order to move forward, and yet Harmony Farms is the one place where Cooper must learn to forgive and, only then, heal. All with the help of a yellow dog.
The Church of Liberalism
Author: Ann H. Coulter
Publisher: Crown Forum
Category: Political Science
From the conservative spokesperson and author of Slander and How to Talk to a Liberal comes an all new, timely, and thought-provoking study of American politics and religion that looks at the Left's attacks on the Judeo-Christian tradition. Reprint. 300,000 first printing.
Publisher: UWA Publishing
Category: Electronic books
A verse-portrait on the inner and family life of Charles Darwin; covering Darwin's dramatic personal life and experience with loss; his inner turmoil regarding the knowledge he possessed, his spiritual beliefs, and the trepidation surrounding his twenty years of work nearly being eclipsed by a younger man.
Author: Charles Dickens
Category: Christmas stories
Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn't heed Marley's warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.
Author: David Sandner,Jacob Weisman
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
The fantastic, the supernatural, the poetic, and the macabre entwine in this incomparable culmination of storytelling. Imaginative stories of wit and intelligence weave through vivid landscapes that are alternately wondrous and terrifying. As major literary figures from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—from Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Edith Wharton to Edgar Allan Poe and Oscar Wilde—these masters of English and American literature created unforgettable tales where goblins and imps comingle with humans from all walks of life. This deftly curated assemblage of notable classics and unexpected gems from the pre-Tolkien era will captivate and enchant readers. Forerunners of today’s speculative fiction, these are the authors that changed the fantasy genre forever.
Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax"
Author: Philip C. Plait
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip Plait, who is the world s leading consumer advocate for quality science in space and on Earth. This important contribution to science will rest firmly on my reference library shelf, ready for easy access the next time an astrologer calls." --Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, and author of The Borderlands of Science "Philip Plait has given us a readable, erudite, informative, useful, and entertaining book. Bad Astronomy is Good Science. Very good science..." --James "The Amazing" Randi, President, James Randi Educational Foundation, and author of An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural "Bad Astronomy is a fun read. Plait is wonderfully witty and educational as he debunks the myths, legends, and 'conspiracies that abound in our society. 'The Truth Is Out There' and it's in this book. I loved it!" --Mike Mullane, Space Shuttle astronaut and author of Do Your Ears Pop in Space?
Author: A.N. Wilson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A radical reappraisal of Charles Darwin from the bestselling author of Victoria: A Life. With the publication of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin—hailed as the man who "discovered evolution"—was propelled into the pantheon of great scientific thinkers, alongside Galileo, Copernicus, and Newton. Eminent writer A. N. Wilson challenges this long-held assumption. Contextualizing Darwin and his ideas, he offers a groundbreaking critical look at this revered figure in modern science. In this beautifully written, deeply erudite portrait, Wilson argues that Darwin was not an original scientific thinker, but a ruthless and determined self-promoter who did not credit the many great sages whose ideas he advanced in his book. Furthermore, Wilson contends that religion and Darwinism have much more in common than it would seem, for the acceptance of Darwin's theory involves a pretty significant leap of faith. Armed with an extraordinary breadth of knowledge, Wilson explores how Darwin and his theory were very much a product of their place and time. The "Survival of the Fittest" was really the Survival of Middle Class families like the Darwins—members of a relatively new economic strata who benefited from the rising Industrial Revolution at the expense of the working classes. Following Darwin’s theory, the wretched state of the poor was an outcome of nature, not the greed and neglect of the moneyed classes. In a paradigm-shifting conclusion, Wilson suggests that it remains to be seen, as this class dies out, whether the Darwinian idea will survive, or whether it, like other Victorian fads, will become a footnote in our intellectual history. Brilliant, daring, and ambitious, Charles Darwin explores this legendary man as never before, and challenges us to reconsider our understanding of both Darwin and modern science itself.
Author: A. G. Riddle
The X1 pandemic ravaged the world. Billions were infected, 30 million died. It was not an act of nature. X1 was man-made, a deadly plague deliberately released for one reason only: to force people to take the cure. But the cure is worse than the disease, a sophisticated nanotechnology that has the potential to enslave all humanity unless Dr Peyton Shaw can stop it. Dr Shaw's search for the culprits and a countermeasure starts at the ends of the Earth, on a sunken submarine beneath the Arctic ice. It will take her deep into humanity's past, towards an ancient secret encoded in our DNA, and a revelation that will rewrite history... The final thrilling installment of the Extinction Files will change your very understanding of what it means to be human, blending meticulous scientific research with the heart-pounding fiction that has made A.G. RIDDLE a global phenomenon.