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God's Big Picture
Tracing the Storyline of the Bible
Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
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Sixty-six books, 40 authors, written over nearly 2,000 years, in many different genres. A worldwide best seller published in countless translations and languages. A book that has been sworn by in court, fought over, and quoted in arguments. Clearly, the Bible is no ordinary book. So how can we begin to read and understand the Bible as a whole? In this excellent overview, Vaughan Roberts paints the big picture, showing how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the kingdom of God. He offers us tools to read it with confidence, enthusiasm and understanding. Vaughan points us to the Bible’s supreme subject, Jesus Christ, and the salvation God offers through him.
There's been huge cultural change in the last few decades. Same-sex marriage would have been unthinkable 20 or 30 years ago. Now it's almost universally accepted in the Western world. Now suddenly the issue of transgender is the next big social, cultural issue that has dominated the headlines. Vaughan Roberts surveys the Christian worldview and seeks to apply these principles to the many complex questions surrounding gender identity.
All of the contributors to this book were friends and family of author Ellen Gray Massey, and all of them considered her a model of a strong woman. There was a consensus among contributors that their proceeds from the sale of this book be donated to charities that helped women. The charities chosen are: New Life Project, Lebanon, Missouri, and Tostan, Dignity for All.
Long Road to Abilene is a classic hero's journey, a western adventure that exemplifies the struggles, the defeats, and the victories that personify the American West. After surviving the bloody battle of Franklin and the hell of a Yankee prison camp, Cade McCall comes home to the woman he loves only to find that she, believing him dead, has married his brother.
There are dozens of unforgettable characters, and scores of authentic scenes in Brandywine's War. From behind the headlines and the front-line dispatches has come this Rabelaisian novel. Chief Warrant Officer Vaughan completed Brandywine's War while serving his second of three tours of duty in Vietnam.
James Cooper and Henry Newton Brown form a close friendship when, along with Billy the Kid, they fight in the Lincoln County War. After that, James and Henry move on, and their bond of friendship growing even stronger as James becomes a crusading newspaper editor and Henry, a town marshal feared by outlaws and lauded by his peers and the towns he served. But something goes wrong, and in an emotive moment, the two best friends find themselves face-to-face in a dramatic and poignant confrontation.
Trying to recover from the grief over the death of his wife, Cade McCall settles in Dodge City, "Hell on the Plains". While drunk, Cade loses the saloon that he owns in partnership with Jeter Willis, rupturing a friendship that had stood for years. Caught up in the infamy of lawlessness and gun slinging that is Dodge City, Cade fights the battle against his own despair, and against the Slater Brothers who are trying to take over the town.
Fresh from West Point, Second Lieutenant Marcus Cavanaugh arrives with a platoon of recruits from the East into territory seething with Indian trouble. Two Eagles and his renegade band of Cheyenne warriors have broken the peace, raiding railroad crews and wagon trains, slaughtering men, women, and children, then disappearing into the hills. Scouting for Two Eagles' war party, Cavanaugh, at last, discovers their winter village, barely escaping with his life to report back to the fort. But nothing in his military training has prepared him for the danger he encounters.
Arriving in St. Louis to search for his missing brother, Danny O’Lee meets a lovely but mysterious young girl named Liberty Wells who knew his brother and perhaps had been his lover before they were parted by the bitter slavery question. Danny is led to Quantrill and his guerrillas, among them Frank and Jesse James, who are ravaging anti-slavery Kansas. Next, he meets and is converted to the Union cause by a beautiful black abolitionist.
A daredevil Confederate captain challenges the Union blockade - while a bold young beauty lays siege to his wayward heart. Tawny-haired, golden-eyed Candice Pratt, whose daring was equal to the captains, and whose entanglement in his life ashore and at sea might well get him shot as a spy - or hanged as a pirate.
A tired old lawyer with a secret past and the young protégé that he rescued from a wagon train attack that killed his parents and left him an orphan are warriors in the tough town of Tombstone. Warriors of the code.... They are equally adept with the Commentaries of Law, a book by William Blackstone...and the revolver, a pistol by Samuel Colt.
In the glamorous world of Hollywood, they were two men bound by twisted loyalties...to the mob, to the law, and to each other. As the 20s roared and the mob moved to take over Hollywood, the old rule still applied: The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Vaughan Roberts surveys the Christian worldview and seeks to apply these principles to the many complex questions surrounding assisted dying. This short book gives an overview and a starting point for constructive discussion as we seek to live in a world with different values and love, serve, and engage with the questions surrounding euthanasia.
There's only one way to escape the mafia. Friends since youth, Johnny Sangremano and Mike Kelly shared everything - until time forced them to choose which side of the law they would live on. Johnny is the son of one of the most powerful Mafia families. Mike, following in his father's footsteps, becomes a federal agent, determined to end the Mafia's reign of terror.
An Antarctic research team discovers a perfectly machined gold canister, 2500 feet below the surface of the ice. There are strange and unrecognizable markings on the canister. How did it get there, and where did it come from? It is sent back to a research center in the US where it is opened in an environmentally controlled room. Inside are six human embryos, and even more shocking is the discovery that the embryos are viable.
It was from his best friend Johny Sangremano that Mike Kelly first heard the word mafia. It's a secret crime organization, Johnny tells Mike, and the Sangremanos are one of the most powerful families. But he swears that he will never be a part of it, just as Mike vows never to follow in his father's footsteps and become a policeman. Instead, the two friends set out to barnstorm their way across the country in a beat-up old biplane, eking out a living as they go. But youthful dreams die bitter deaths, and before long they are back in New York.
Follow Cade McCall as he rides the Chisholm Trail, crosses raging rivers, faces cattle rustlers, and fights marauding Indians while taking a herd of longhorns north to Kansas. He reaches his destination only to be devastated by the most heinous act he has ever encountered. Driven by a rage-filled determination, Cade begins his search for justice, a search that ends with Cade's Revenge.
Louise May Alcott, Henry Vaughan, Robert Herrick, and others
Length: 14 mins
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Simon Cliffe reads some of the greatest Christmas poems for the 12 days of Christmas. Day 1 - Merry Christmas by Louise May Alcott. Day 2 - Christ's Nativity by Henry Vaughan. Day 3 - Ceremonies for Christmas by Robert Herrick. Day 4 - New Prince, New Pomp by Robert Southwell. Day 5 - Christmas Cheer by Thomas Tusser. Day 6 - Ring Out, Wild Bells by Lor Alfred Tennyson. Day 7 - The Oxen by Thomas Hardy. Day 8 - Nativity by John Donne. Day 9 - A Christmas Carol by G.K. Chesterton.