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Spirituality
Scapegoats and Sacred Cows of Bible Study

Scapegoats and Sacred Cows of Bible Study

Many preachers and Bible teachers still turn Bible stories into simplistic “good guy/bad guy” stories based on subtle racism, xenophobia, sexism, and societal or class issues. Certain Bible characters are either treated with extreme disdain or with such glowing praise that a listener wonders if the Bible hasn’t been reduced to a book of sacred cows and scapegoats
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Spirituality
Great Sufferers of the Bible

Great Sufferers of the Bible

The Holy Bible is full of Bible characters whose sufferings often mirror those of modern readers. Using over fifty characters from Bible stories, the author shows the human aspects of suffering and what could be learned from the sufferings of Bible sinners and saints. This little book is a good addition to Bible study discussion groups of all ages.
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Fantasy
Specter

Specter

Charlotte hungered to understand the shadowy quantum world. Then the shadows peered back, with a hunger of their own.
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Thriller
Blowing Smoke

Blowing Smoke

This is a crime detective novel. Neal Caterki, private detective, had an affair with the wife of a prominent businessman. The affair ended his marriage. Now, a case arises involving the woman with whom he had the affair. But before the case is even warm, she is found dead from a single bullet to the head. Suicide or homicide? There is evidence to suggest both. Caterski is determined to stay on the case even if it kills him. And it just might.
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Literature
Views from the Asylum

Views from the Asylum

This is a book which asks the most important question ever to be asked in the history of mankind. Does life have meaning and purpose? The story open with the main character answering no to that question. He attempts suicide. The attempt fails. Afterwards, he is placed in a mental institution where he, once again, pursues the question. Will he find a different answer this time? Or will the answer be exactly the same as the first time?
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Spirituality
Blogging the Psalms

Blogging the Psalms

The Book of Psalms has brought comfort and insight to both Jews and Christians throughout the centuries. In this accessible book, both new and old Bible readers can engage with the Bible in a meditative way. For those who love studying the Psalms, this book of meditative devotionals and personal commentary will be a joy to read. Taken from the author's blog, these devotionals are easy to read, knowledgeable, and insightful. The author is a writer of short stories and a book reviewer. McDonnell combines her skills of literary analysis with her skill at storytelling and her love of Jesus Christ and the Scriptures. These commentaries, which were culled from articles on Examiner.com and from the author's blog, were begun in 2008.
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Fiction
Paper in the Wind

Paper in the Wind

Paper in the Wind is a compassionate and riveting story depicting a single father’s dedication to his daughter. In the midst of the overwhelming struggles that accompanied autism, he continues to persevere.
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Fantasy
Stolen Prophet (The Prophet's Mother Book 1)

Stolen Prophet (The Prophet's Mother Book 1)

They aren’t quite human. Evie appears to be a single mother and small businesswoman. But she is much more than she appears. As a young girl, Evie fled a punitive cult. Without her leadership the cult disbanded. Eventually, she fell in love and gave birth to Victor. He grows up to become a gifted young boy. His classmates nickname him, Prophet. One afternoon while at school, young Victor is kidnapped. Evie slips into an unendurable agony. She surrenders to her dark power and unleashes the fury of a wounded demigoddess. She traps the southern city in an icy hell as she creeps into the minds of the inhabitants. Madness and death ensues as she searches for him. She will find Victor. There's no one to stop her...or is there?
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Romance
White Sheets & Rosy Cheeks

White Sheets & Rosy Cheeks

Dr. Salvador Brennan left the earth a lonely and regretful man. Given a chance to right his wrongs, he returns to Bearsfield, Wisconsin, to manipulate two broken hearts into the greatest love story of all time, from beyond the grave. ‘Ghostie’ befriends Molly, and together they teach Eli and Diana that the yellow brick road is paved with acceptance and forgiveness. Waiting at the end of the road is a love that will heal their broken hearts, and bring them together, forever.
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Nonfiction
Passed Around By Man But Not Passed Over By God

Passed Around By Man But Not Passed Over By God

In this candid memoir, we follow the unique voice of Chontate Brown, as she takes us from her blessed and vibrant young childhood to the break-up of her family, through the toxic and traumatic Chicago foster care system, into a rocky adulthood spent buried in difficult responsibilities, pain, and even prison. Then, within the final pages, we see a once broken and abused woman receive God into her heart, pulling herself and her family up out of the trenches of Chicago and into a renewed and glorified life in Georgia. Intense, brutal, hilarious, and nostalgic, Passed Around By Man, But Not Passed Over By God: The Untold Story of Chontate Brown presents a story that many strive to tell, but few accomplish: a life of trauma, betrayal, and une
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