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God's Smuggler

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ISBN10 : 1441230289

Publisher : Chosen Books

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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Book Summary: Bestselling, Timeless Classic Now Abridged for Young Readers With over 10 million sold, this classic work is now available in a new edition for young readers ages 9 to 12, complete with riveting illustrations. The exciting narrative follows the dangerous true-life mission of Brother Andrew, a Dutch factory worker who goes undercover to transport Bibles across closed borders. The courage of this young man will thrill a new generation of readers. They will meet one of the heroes of the faith--and discover the miraculous ways in which God provides for those who trust him. Let Brother Andrew's powerful adventure story, which has awed millions, inspire the young people in your life. Through its pages they will grow in knowledge of the mission field and understand more clearly what it means to risk everything to follow God's heart.

Light Force

Author : Brother Andrew,Al Janssen

ISBN10 : 1441238905

Publisher : Baker Books

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: Brother Andrew's ministry began with smuggling Bibles behind the Iron Curtain. His phenomenally successful book God's Smuggler was born from that mission. But as communism in Eastern Europe declined, Brother Andrew shifted his focus to strengthening the Christian church within the Islamic world. In a time when a mass exodus of Christians has drained the Middle East of God's light, Brother Andrew headed into this war-torn land to bring hope and encouragement to those who remained. Light Force recounts the continuing saga of Brother Andrew's most recent mission. Through dramatic true stories, readers get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at real people affected by the centuries-old conflicts in this volatile part of the world. Now readers can join Brother Andrew and fellow Open Doors missionary Al Janssen in their quest to strengthen God's light in the Middle East. These gripping accounts of Christians caught in the crossfire will captivate readers everywhere.

The Heavenly Man

Author : Paul Hattaway

ISBN10 : 0857210459

Publisher : Monarch Books

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: This is the intensely dramatic story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan Province and used him mightily to preach the gospel, despite horrific opposition. Brother Yun is one of China's house church leaders, a man who despite his relative youth has suffered prolonged torture and imprisonment for his faith. Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to emphasise the character and beauty of Jesus. This astonishing book will form a watershed in your spiritual life.

Chasing the Dragon

Author : Jackie Pullinger,Andrew Quicke

ISBN10 : 1444717979

Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: Until it was pulled down, the Walled City was Hong Kong's most foreboding territory. It was a lawless place, dominated by the Triads, and which the police hesitated to enter. Strangers were unwelcome. Drug smuggling and heroin addiction flourished, as did prostitution and pornography, extortion and fear. When Jackie Pullinger set sail from England in 1966 she had no idea that God was calling her to the Walled City. Yet, as she spoke of Jesus Christ, brutal Triad gangsters were converted, prostitutes quit, and Jackie discovered a new treatment for drug addiction: baptism in the Holy Spirit.

I Love You This Much

Author : Lynn Hodges,Sue Buchanan

ISBN10 : 0310423988

Publisher : Zonderkidz

Number of Pages : 36

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: In this bestselling ode to a parent’s love for their child, follow a bear and their cub through a day spent together. The rhyming text and gorgeous illustrations make this a read-aloud book perfect for sharing with your child just how much you love them. How I love your morning hug; you nestle in my touch. You wait to hear me whisper low, “I LOVE YOU THIS MUCH.” A perfect cuddle book for young children and the adults who cherish them, I Love You This Much combines endearing illustrations with playful text to reassure young audiences of a caregiver’s boundless love for their child—and God’s endless love for us. From the first light of the morning to the comfort of bedtime, and all the adventures and playtime that come between, follow this bear and their beloved cub as they show each other love throughout the day. I Love You This Much: is a wonderful read-aloud story with rhymes and rhythms that build to a refrain about your love for them that your child will always remember is perfect for toddlers and young children is ideal for bonding time and bedtime, with a layout that makes it great for lap reading or snuggling together is a sweet story with an inspiring message based around Ephesians 3:17–18

Gladys Aylward

Author : Gladys Aylward

ISBN10 : 9781575675336

Publisher : Moody Publishers

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: A solitary woman. A foreign country. An unknown language. An impossible dream? No. With no mission board to support or guide her, and less than ten dollars in her pocket, Gladys Aylward left her home in England to answer God's call to take the message of the gospel to China. With the Sino-Japanese War waging around her, she struggled to bring the basics of life and the fullness of God to orphaned children. Time after time, God triumphed over impossible situations, and drew people to Himself. The Little Woman tells the story of one woman's determination to serve God at any cost. With God all things are possible! A true story of a determined missionary, Gladys Aylward : The Little Woman will challenge you to bold and expectant faith.

Witnesses Wanted

Author : Johan Gous

ISBN10 : 1642792578

Publisher : Morgan James Publishing

Number of Pages : 156

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: Witnesses Wanted shares the unique story behind Hope Builders Ministries and opportunities for readers to partner in “rapidly winning communities for Christ through Disciple-making.” For Johan Gous, obediently answering the Great Commission to take the gospel to everybody everywhere even to the “ends of the earth” meant into the rural bush of Africa. Reaching rural communities for Christ through indigenous Disciple-Makers is the core of his ministry’s calling. Over a forty-year period, Johan and his family began equipping, empowering, and encouraging local leasers to reach their communities with the gospel in local languages. They apply the Christian message to their people through walking with them and using the same Disciple-Making model Jesus used preparing his disciples for their task. Witnesses Wanted shares how God can use yielded disciples as His ambassadors in their daily walk with Him through the story of Johan and his family. Hearing the stories of God providing ordinary people with resources that multiply is beyond exciting—it is inspiring and grows readers’ walks of faith. That same growth and excitement is available to anyone who is ready to follow God unconditionally! Johan is a Witness and Ambassador to readers in the same way as the Disciples and inspires others to answer the Call as well!

The Hiding Place

Author : Corrie ten Boom,Elizabeth Sherrill,John Sherrill

ISBN10 : 1441232885

Publisher : Chosen Books

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: "Every experience God gives us . . . is the perfect preparation for the future only He can see."--Corrie ten Boom Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler's concentration camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century. In World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazis, and for their work they were tested in the infamous Nazi death camps. Only Corrie among her family survived to tell the story of how faith ultimately triumphs over evil. Here is the riveting account of how Corrie and her family were able to save many of God's chosen people. For 35 years millions have seen that there is no pit so deep that God's love is not deeper still. Now The Hiding Place, repackaged for a new generation of readers, continues to declare that God's love will overcome, heal, and restore. "A groundbreaking book that shines a clear light on one of the darkest moments of history."--Philip Yancey, author, The Jesus I Never Knew "Ten Boom's classic is even more relevant to the present hour than at the time of its writing. We . . . need to be inspired afresh by the courage manifested by her family."--Jack W. Hayford, president, International Foursquare Church; chancellor, The King's College and Seminary "The Hiding Place is a classic that begs revisiting. Corrie ten Boom lived the deeper life with God. Her gripping story of love in action will challenge and inspire you!"--Joyce Meyer, best-selling author and Bible teacher

Mapping the End Times

Author : Jason Dittmer,Tristan Sturm

ISBN10 : 1317100816

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 280

Category : Science

Viewed : 387

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Book Summary: Over the last quarter-century, evangelicalism has become an important social and political force in modern America. Here, new voices in the field are brought together with leading scholars such as William E. Connolly, Michael Barkun, Simon Dalby, and Paul Boyer to produce a timely examination of the spatial dimensions of the movement, offering useful and compelling insights on the intersection between politics and religion. This comprehensive study discusses evangelicalism in its different forms, from the moderates to the would-be theocrats who, in anticipation of the Rapture, seek to impose their interpretations of the Bible upon American foreign policy. The result is a unique appraisal of the movement and its geopolitical visions, and the wider impact of these on America and the world at large.

Encountering the World of Islam

Author : Keith E. Swartley

ISBN10 : 083089697X

Publisher : InterVarsity Press

Number of Pages : 620

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: Encountering the World of Islam guides you on a journey into the lives of Muslims around the world and in your neighborhood. Through this comprehensive collection, you will learn about Muhammad and the history of Islam, gain insight into today's conflicts, and dispel western fears and myths. You will also discover the frustrations and desires of Muslims and learn how to pray for and befriend them. Encountering the World of Islam provides a positive, balanced, and biblical perspective on God's heart for Muslims and equips you to reach out to them in Christ's love. Encountering the World of Islam features articles from eighty authors who have lived throughout the Muslim world, from West Africa to Southeast Asia. Experienced missionaries, scholars of Islam, and other well-known authors, including several Muslims, contribute to this extensive ministry resource.

The Smuggler: A Tale (Complete)

Author : George Payne Rainsford James

ISBN10 : 1465597522

Publisher : Library of Alexandria

Number of Pages : 447

Category : ,

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Book Summary: It is wonderful what improvements have taken place in clocks and watches during the last half-century; how accurately the escapements are constructed, how delicately the springs are formed, how easily the wheels move, and what good time they keep. After all, society is but a clock, a very complicated piece of mechanism; and it, too, has undergone, in many countries, the same improvements that have taken place in the little ticking machines that we put in our pockets, or those greater indicators of our progress towards eternity that we hang upon our walls. From the wooden clock, with its weight and catgut, to the exquisite chronometer which varies only by a second or two in the course of the year, what a vast advance! and between even a period which many still living can remember, and that in which I now write, what a change has taken place in the machinery and organization of the land in which we dwell! In the times which I am about to depict, though feudal ages were gone, though no proud barons ruled the country round from castle and stronghold, though the tumultuous times of the great rebellion had also passed away, and men in buff and bandolier no longer preached, or fought, or robbed, or tyrannized under the name of law and liberty, though the times of the second Charles and the second James, William and Mary, and good Queen Anne, falling collars, and hats and plumes, and floating wigs and broad-tailed coats, were all gone--bundled away into the great lumber-room of the Past--still, dear reader, there was a good deal of the wooden clock about the mechanism of society.

They Speak with Other Tongues

Author : John Sherrill

ISBN10 : 1493418904

Publisher : Baker Books

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: More than fifty years ago, a reporter for Guideposts magazine set out to gather information about a strange new occurrence happening all over the country. John Sherrill, a skeptic when it came to speaking in tongues and the baptism with the Holy Spirit, was determined to retain his objectivity while digging out the facts. What he found would change his life. With more than 2.5 million copies sold, this classic work is the story of one man's journey from skepticism to a life-changing relationship with God. Filled with historical and biblical accounts of speaking in tongues, this is also the deeply personal and moving story of how you, too, can walk in the power of the Spirit day by day. Now includes a new epilogue and update on how to lean on the Holy Spirit for unity in an increasingly divisive world.

The Smuggler’s Daughter

Author : Kerry Barrett

ISBN10 : 000838973X

Publisher : HarperCollins UK

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1884

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Book Summary: ‘I loved this book! I was hooked from the start... I devoured this.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars Only she knows the truth. Only she can save them.

All-American God

Author : Paul S. Kesner

ISBN10 : 1480804940

Publisher : Archway Publishing

Number of Pages : 276

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Paul is a man whose fondness for life on the edge turns his midlife crisis into a nuclear meltdown. Happy to leave his life behind in America, Paul boards a freighter bound for Panama with a backpack and a few thousand dollars, ready to conquer a new wilderness. With a boat, balls, and his newfound brothers, Paul—now calling himself Puma—leads a small but tight-knit group on a meteoric rise as a new criminal empire. With nothing left to lose, Puma operates with fearless abandon, further cementing his relationship as a member of Panamanian organized crime. While running guns and cocaine from the United States to Colombia and back to Panama, Puma transforms into a modern-day smuggler who soon becomes a blip on the CIA’s radar screen. But Puma’s path is about to take a new direction when, propelled by his desire to make a friend’s dream come true, he steps in to make the biggest deal of his life. In this gripping thriller, a smuggler who gives himself freely to the winds of destiny’s path and through God’s mysterious ways finds his larger purpose—a seeker of justice for the defenseless, the forgotten, and the unavenged.

Secret Believers

Author : Brother Andrew,Al Janssen

ISBN10 : 1441238913

Publisher : Baker Books

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: In his letter to his protégé, Timothy, Paul says, "I have fought the good fight." In Arabic, those last three words are translated jihad. In Secret Believers, readers are introduced to Brother Andrew's protégé in the Muslim world, Butros. In this riveting true story of the Middle Eastern Church struggling to come to grips with hostile governments, terrorist acts, and an influx of Muslims coming to Christ, readers will meet a group of men and women they never knew existed. The names and places have been changed to protect the real people in the real places. But the stories are true. In his most incredible and eye-opening book to date, Brother Andrew invites you to meet: • Ahmed, a young Muslim terrified by nightmares until he is introduced to Isa (Jesus) • Mustafa, a former leader in a fundamentalist Muslim movement that persecuted Christians • Salima, a privileged young Muslim woman who is held captive by her family when they find a Bible in her possession • Abuna, a priest faced with an aging congregation and constant threats to his beloved church • and many more. Secret Believers not only gives readers a glimpse of the lives of these courageous believers, it also proposes four practical initiatives for Christians in the West to help these persecuted brothers and sisters. It calls us to join this new kind of jihad, leaving vengeance behind in favor of forgiveness, radical love, and unyielding prayer.

The Five Silent Years of Corrie Ten Boom

Author : Pamela Rosewell Moore

ISBN10 : 0310346878

Publisher : Zondervan

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: Pam Roswell Moore had her doubts when she interviewed to be companion of the much-loved author Corrie ten Boom. Corrie's bestselling book The Hiding Place, which recounted how she and her family had hidden Jews during World War II in Holland until their betrayal and arrest by the Nazis, had launched for Corrie a worldwide ministry of travel and speaking. Awed by the spiritual challenge this companionship posed, Pam wondered how she could keep up with the energetic 83-year-old. But God knit a strong bond between the young Englishwoman and the remarkable Dutch evangelist. Then Corrie suffered a stroke. Hospitalization followed; physical therapy; then long, loving hours at home. Corrie regained a little mobility for a time--until the next strokes hit. She never regained her speech. But the ministry that had touched millions continued as Corrie communicated through her eyes, through elaborate guessing games with those around her, through silent intercession for people God brought to mind. For those five silent years of imprisonment, Corrie's spiritual depth offered mute testimony to her ongoing trust in her heavenly Father. The details of these years will move all who loved Corrie ten Boom. They will encourage those involved with the elderly or handicapped--and those who are themselves bedridden--that God is at work mysteriously in and through even the most incapacitated. This book attests to the truth Corrie loved so dearly: that, in spite of everything else, Jesus is always Victor.

Smuggler's Legacy

Author : Jan Tucker Mulligan

ISBN10 : 145671404X

Publisher : Author House

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: It is 1802. In the struggling seafaring town of Concarneau, on the perilous Breton coast of France, people endure Napoleons increasing taxes and cultural persecution. The last straw comes in the form of a cholera epidemic, in which they lose their only healer. Captain Louis Bedard, master mariner and bereaved patriarch, begrudges God, Napoleon and the Coast Guard. With the encouragement of the mayor - who has his own agenda, which involves Bedard's single daughter - Bedard and his crew resort to smuggling as a path to quick money, which they'll use to bring a doctor to Concarneau. It's a desperate plan worked by desperate men; each month on the dark of the new moon, they slip the safety of the wharf and sail under false identities. They are skilled sailors, but most times they barely avoid the reefs and sandbars, and the risk of capture grows; Concarneaus young and ruthless Coast Guard Lieutenant Peder LaMotte is determined to arrest this unknown smuggler and his crew, gain a promotion, and thereby salvage his own damaged reputation. Bedards plan works until one stormy night when he is betrayed by a vengeful crewmember and arrested by LaMotte. Bedard - still using the security of his alias - awaits trial in the town jail and thinks his life can get no worse, until Nicole, his only and beloved daughter, visits. She brings wonderful news. Finally she has met the man she wants to marry. As Bedard listens, his heart hardens; the man who has captured his daughter's love is his mortal enemy, the very man who arrested him. These three stubborn characters clash in a riveting power struggle. Bedard refuses to give his consent to Nicole's marriage, Nicole discovers that her beloved father is not as innocent as she believes, and LaMotte learns that the young woman who has won his affection is the daughter of a criminal. The choices they make will ulitimately determine the future of the whole town. A gripping tale of adventure, danger, suspense, hidden treasure, love and justice!

Lord Tony's Wife

Author : Emmauska Orczy

ISBN10 : 1609777638

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 196

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orczi (23 September 1865 - 12 November 1947) was a Hungarian-born British novelist, playwright and artist of noble origin. She is most known for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. This is one of her novels.

China and the Chinese in Popular Film

Author : Jeffrey Richards

ISBN10 : 1786720647

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: There's a folk memory of China in which numberless yellow hordes pour out of the 'mysterious East' to overwhelm the vulnerable West, accompanied by a stereotype of the Chinese as cruel, cunning and depraved. Hollywood films played their part in perpetuating these myths and stereotypes that constituted 'The Yellow Peril'. Jeffrey Richards examines in detail how and why they did it. He shows how the negative image was embodied in recurrent cinematic depictions of opium dens, tong wars, sadistic dragon ladies and corrupt warlords and how, in the 1930s and 1940s, a countervailing positive image involved the heroic peasants of The Good Earth and Dragon Seed fighting against Japanese invasion in wartime tributes to the West's ally, Nationalist China. The cinema's split level response is also traced through the images of the ultimate Oriental villain, the sinister Dr. Fu Manchu and the timeless Chinese hero, the intelligent and benevolent detective Charlie Chan.Filling a longstanding gap in Cinema and Cultural History, the book is founded in fresh research into Hollywood's shifting representations of China and its people.

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Author : Matthew Alper

ISBN10 : 1402236379

Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Science

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Book Summary: Is Man the product of a God...or is "God" the product of human evolution? From the dawn of our species, every human culture-no matter how isolated-has believed in some form of a spiritual realm. According to author Matthew Alper, this is no mere coincidence but rather due to the fact that humans, as a species, are genetically predisposed to believe in the universal concepts of a god, a soul and an afterlife. This instinct to believe is the result of an evolutionary adaptation-a coping mechanism-that emerged in our species to help us survive our unique and otherwise debilitating awareness of death. Spiritual seekers and atheists alike will be compelled and transformed by Matthew Alper's classic study of science and religion. The 'God' Part of the Brain has gained critical acclaim from some of the world's leading scientists, secular humanists, and theologians, and is as a must read for anyone who has pondered the question of God's existence, as well as the meaning of our own. Praise for The "God" Part of the Brain "This cult classic in many ways parallels Rene Descartes' search for reliable and certain knowledge...Drawing on such disciplines as philosophy, psychology, and biology, Alper argues that belief in a spiritual realm is an evolutionary coping method that developed to help humankind deal with the fear of death...Highly recommended."— Library Journal "I very much enjoyed the account of your spiritual journey and believe it would make excellent reading for every college student - the resultant residence-hall debates would be the best part of their education. It often occurs to me that if, against all odds, there is a judgmental God and heaven, it will come to pass that when the pearly gates open, those who had the valor to think for themselves will be escorted to the head of the line, garlanded, and given their own personal audience." — Edward O. Wilson, two-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner "This is an essential book for those in search of a scientific understanding of man's spiritual nature. Matthew Alper navigates the reader through a labyrinth of intriguing questions and then offers undoubtedly clear answers that lead to a better understanding of our objective reality." — Elena Rusyn, MD, PhD; Gray Laboratory; Harvard Medical School "What a wonderful book you have written. It was not only brilliant and provocative but also revolutionary in its approach to spirituality as an inherited trait."— Arnold Sadwin, MD, former chief of Neuropsychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania "A lively manifesto...For the discipline's specific application to the matter at hand, I've seen nothing that matches the fury of The 'God' Part of the Brain, which perhaps explains why it's earned something of a cult following." — Salon.com "All 6 billion plus inhabitants of Earth should be in possession of this book. Alper's tome should be placed in the sacred writings' section of libraries, bookstores, and dwellings throughout the world. Matthew Alper is the new Galileo...Immensely important...Defines in a clear and concise manner what each of us already knew but were afraid to admit and exclaim."— John Scoggins, PhD "Vibrant ... vivacious. An entertaining and provocative introduction to speculations concerning the neural basis of spirituality."— Free Inquiry Magazine