Brother Vito Fortunato teaches the boys in his high school religion class, but it's Vito himself who has the most trouble with forgiveness: he's torn between his spirituality and his sexuality as a fully out and proud gay man. Will a summer of volunteer work at an AIDS centre in San Francisco help him decide his calling? Seventy Times Seven is apoignant, sexy, funny and romantic novel set in the early 1990s about a young man's struggle to integrate his religious beliefs with his sexual desires.
Danny McGuire doesn't like his job, but he's good at it. Since his brother's murder eight years earlier he has become a professional killer: a hit man for hire, bent on retribution. The Job: Danny's been contracted to eliminate the 'Thevshi' - the Ghost - the most elusive informant that has ever penetrated the Republican movement in Northern Ireland. But there's a problem: the Thevshi claims to know who's responsible for his brother's death. Danny's never killed someone he needed to talk to first. The Target: When Finn O'Hanlon (A.K.A. the Thevshi) is attacked in a bar in Alabama he realises that his past has finally caught up with him. Forced to flee, he embarks on a desperate journey to find Danny McGuire before it's too late. The Complication: But Danny and Finn are up against someone who's spent years hiding a secret, and it's a secret they'll go to any lengths to protect.
When John Hall - a beloved and God-fearing man - suddenly dies, shock waves are felt across the small community of Danville, Kentucky. But no one is affected more deeply than Crystal , the single mother who had been in an on-line relationship with John for the last six months. During Crystal's quest to find out more about John, she discovers his well-kept secret which leads her on a journey to the knowledge of Christ.
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Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. (KJV Matthew 18: 21-22) Reverend Loyce Estes with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at the funeral services on December 23, 1969, addressed the congregation. "The dignified First Lady of the Louisiana Presbytery is dead. Vibrantly alive are the articles of faith that constitute our legacy. May her mantle fall on us prayerfully." Reverend Mrs. Ada Caston Slaton Bonds is one of the most colorful ministers ever produced by the great Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Beyond a doubt, she overcame more difficulties and passed through more heartaches than any minister ever known to preach the 'Whosoever Will' gospel. Miss Ada, as all affectionately called her, possessed countless prodigies. By way of the corridors of her ministerial career, she helped shape the lives and mold the character of a great number of young ministers, who, today, rise up and call her 'blessed.' God sent her His Divine calling to preach. She then learned to preach. She carved out a place for herself among the clergy that was unique, without comparison. With bottomless emotion, genuine poise, and true dignity, Miss Ada became the First Lady of the Cloth in the Louisiana Presbytery and had the highest honor bestowed upon her, the title of Mother of All Presbyteries. Brother Kerans finished the Sunday morning services by calling on Reverend Paul Covey Johnson, standing by her frail and physical body awaiting its final resting place in the Old Bethany Cumberland Presbyterian Church cemetery outside Coushatta, Louisiana. He began her final epitaph. "I'm walking along the seashore. A ship is floating near to me, spreading her white sails as it begins a voyage that takes Miss Ada further and further out into the ocean. She's a powerful vessel, one of beauty and strength. I watch her until she looks like a disappearing speck of a fluffy cloud where the horizon of the sea and sky intermingle with one another. Then I realized her diminished size is in me, not in her. 'Look there...She is gone!' Nelson, along with Ada's brother Lilburn are standing together with eager eyes watching from one of the twelve gates to heaven. There are beautiful angels stationed at each of the entrances. Looking more closely, she sees her mother and father standing near Lilburn. There are smiles on all of their faces and a happy and content look to their demeanor, standing and waiting there to take up the welcomed shout: 'HERE SHE COMES!' Many times throughout the writing of her memoirs, I came to respect her inner strength, her compassion, and her gentleness. Never in my life have I delved into the scriptures and analyzed what each meant more so than when I put her memoirs on paper. To bring these memoirs to a close, I attended the homecoming services at the Progress Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana as they celebrated their 100th Anniversary. Miss Ada is still spoken of highly. Her last letter written to the church on December 10, 1969, still hangs on the walls of the sanctuary. Brother Lawson led the congregation in the singing of many gospel tunes and delivered the Sunday morning message. I close this description with a quote from Brother Lawson. "Miss Ada set the standards high for being a minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was an anomaly for her time. Still today, we find the bar for preaching the word of God set high for all young men and women entering the ministry!" If one listened closely, they would have heard the words echo from my namesake, Sidney Slaton, "Mamma Was a Preacher!"
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"Even in a minor work there is the dependable G.B. Stern charm, her warm understanding, her keen appreciation of the major issues created by minor predicaments. I've always felt that a Stern novel would be lacking in a prime ingredient if there was not a good healthy quarrel. And this time, a whole book is built around an accusation, a violent break in a pattern of friendship, which it takes the balance of the text to unravel. Janice Arnot is confronted with the death of a friend of schooldays- and realizes that a misunderstanding could not now be cleared up. And close on the heels of this comes another- and more mischievous misunderstanding. Somehow she thinks the two are linked- that the fault must lie in her unwitting and unintentional cruelty, and she seeks to find out the root of the trouble. In the process, the reader explores with her facts and figments of the past; wise handling of issues in the present; growing awareness of the interrelationship of human responsibility. And in the end, the initial mystery is solved- and the reason behind it proves to be something for which she was in no measure to blame. One feels the people, the issues, the solutions are live ones. And once again, G.B. Stern has contributed to a gallery of living portraits."--Kirkus
"Now let's have a slice of that sweet mouth-watering cake, and see how sweet this marriage is going to be."Padiki has been keeping a secret for years. This secret has slowly eaten away her joy and her chance for a real and true human connection. This secret has turned her into a young woman full of regret and bitterness. When the cause of her bitterness arrives in town for his wedding, she makes it her goal to take revenge for all the times he hurt her. Will Padiki be able to overcome the bitterness that fills her heart? Or will she achieve her goal of shaking up the little world he had so carefully built?
With her trademark dark style, Hyacinthe Raven presents her longest collection yet: Seventy Times Seven, a haunting poetic novella that explores the consuming romance as it descends into madness. Potent and passionate, it is a painfully sensual journey from hope to hell and part of the way back.