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"Like many Christians today in the academic world, Dr. Steven Collins felt pulled in different directions when it came to apparent conflicts between the Bible and scholarly research and theory-- an intellectual crisis that inspired him to lay it all on the line as he set off to locate the lost city of Sodom. Recounting Dr. Collins?s quest for Sodom in detail, this adventure-cum-memoir reflects the tensions that define biblical archaeology as it narrates a tale of discovery"--P.  of cover.
"In the fledgling colony of New Hope, their friends struggle to create a Southern utopia in Brazil soon after the Civil War. But Hayden is seeking revenge--relentlessly. And Magnolia is seeking a way out--desperately. They both seek to use the other for their own purpose--deceptively. Falling in love was never part of their plans"--From publisher description.
The Emmy Award-winning producer of PBS's Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! reveals the secrets to Downton Abbey, Sherlock and its other hit programs.
"In The 34-Ton Bat, Sports Illustrated writer Steve Rushin tells the real, unvarnished story of baseball through the lens of all the things that make it the game that it is. Rushin weaves these rich stories--from ballpark pipe organs played by malevolent organists to backed up toilets at Ebbets Field--together in their order of importance (from most to least) for an entertaining and compulsive read, glowing with a deep passion for America's Pastime."--www.Amazon.com.
A critical evaluation of Philip Roth -- the first of its kind -- that takes on the man, the myth, and his work from the debut novel, "Goodbye, Columbus," which won the National Book Award, to his Pulitzer Prize-winning "American Pastoral," to his eternally inventive later works such as "Exit Ghost" and "Nemesis.".
"... uses groundbreaking research and computer-generated models to create a visual image for each name, examine its usage and popularity over the past one hundred years, and suggest other specific and promising name ideas"--From publisher description.
A collection of 12 simple quilting projects.
A death at Xavier Institute reveals an enemy within the Institute and the X-Men must depend on each other more than ever as their world goes crazy around them. Meanwhile, an alien race watches and waits to see if they will have to move in and finish annhilating the X-Men themselves.
Missionary Julia Foster loves working alongside her parents, ministering and caring for young girls in India. But when the family must return to England due to illness, she readily accepts the burden for her parents' financial support. Taking on a job at Highland Hall as governess she quickly finds that teaching her four privileged, ill-mannered charges at a grand estate is more challenging than expected, and she isn't sure what to make of the estate's preoccupied master, Sir William Ramsey. Widowed and left to care for his two young children and his deceased cousin's two teenage girls, William is consumed with saving the estate from financial ruin.
"Football is the country's most popular pastime, and yet most of what happens in today's NFL is a mystery. The New York Jets gave Nicholas Dawidoff a security code, a locker, an office in the scouting department, and for an entire year he lived with the team. He has written a vivid, funny, and moving narrative about an emblematic NFL season that deepens the way we know the game. In Collision Low Crossers, Dawidoff introduces us to a memorable cast of characters: brilliant, polarizing head coach Rex Ryan; the defensive coaches and their offensive counterparts and rivals; the best defensive player in football Darrelle Revis and the young, whimsical, and erratic quarterback Mark Sanchez; and the brotherhood of American characters who come together to form a team. Here finally is the definitive work on the elusive game, a story that is part Paper Lion and part Moneyball, part Deliverance and part The Office"-- Provided by publisher.
"Gluten-Free Doughnuts, Baked to Perfection! Who doesn't love a doughnut? From their pillowy soft texture, to their perfect size and shape, to their sweet glazes and sprinkles--they're everyone's favorite treat. But they're always unhealthy, and you can only get them at the bakery right? Not anymore. With Baked Doughnuts for Everyone, you can now enjoy fresh--completely gluten-free!--doughnuts from the comfort of your own kitchen and without fussing over a fryer. All you need is a doughnut pan, a mixing bowl, and a few simple ingredients like oat flour, almond meal, and pure cane sugar. The result? Truly cake-like doughnuts with no grainy texture and no scary starches or gums--only pure, all-natural flavor. No one will ever even guess they're gluten-free, whether they follow a wheat-free diet or not! From sweet confections to more savory combinations, you'll find recipes to suit every occasion and every taste, including: Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts, Apple Fritter Doughnuts, Peanut Butter Crunch Doughnuts, Vegan Gooey Chocolate Doughnuts, Jalapeno Cheddar Doughnuts, Greek Stuffed Doughnuts. We all need more doughnuts in our lives and now it's easier than ever--what are you waiting for? "-- Provided by publisher.
"... features 13 projects for a virtual one-year quilting bee. Crafted with a modern aesthetic, the patterns are inspired by traditional quilt blocks as well as bits and pieces of daily life. As you quilt along with this book from month to month, you'll master sewing techniques elevating in difficulty?from easy to advanced. Each project is comprised of block instructions and a pattern to finish a full-size quilt. You'll also find a comprehensive section on quilting basics and plenty of tips on organizing your own virtual bee"--From publisher description.
"Dr. Judd Stevens, M.D., is a caring and successful Manhattan psychoanalyst who must face a horrific prospect; someone is trying to kill him. First, John Hanson, a patient trying overcome his homosexuality, is brutally murdered, perhaps because he was mistaken for Stevens. Not long after, Carol Roberts, Stevens' secretary, is also found murdered. The police, partly due to anger with Stevens testimony in a previous case, are quick to treat Stevens as the prime suspect. To prove his innocence and track down the real killer, Stevens hires a private investigator by the name of Norman Z. Moody. Before the case is done, Stevens will have to risk life and limb, psychoanalize possible suspects and fall in love with a mysterious patient named Annie DeMarco."--Wikipedia
Pinkerton detective Miranda Hunt assumes another woman's identity in order to apprehend the Phantom, an elusive and notorious train robber thought to be hiding on the sprawling Last Chance Ranch. But she isn't the only one there with something to hide. Wells Fargo detective Jeremy Taggert is working the scene undercover as well. And although their true identities are a secret, it is impossible for Jeremy and Miranda to hide the spark that flares between them. But their careers-- and their lives-- depend on solving this case. Love will have to wait.
Identifies the root causes of nine common fears, including the fears of being alone, failure, and death, and lays out a biblical plan for overcoming each of them.
"...biography of the painter who provided twentieth-century America with a defining image of itself. As the star illustrator of The Saturday Evening Post for nearly half a century, Norman Rockwell mingled fact and fiction in paintings that reflected the we-the-people, communitarian ideals of American democracy. Freckled Boy Scouts and their mutts, sprightly grandmothers, a young man standing up to speak at a town hall meeting, a little black girl named Ruby Bridges walking into an all-white school--here was an America whose citizens seemed to believe in equality and gladness for all. Who was this man who served as our unofficial "artist in chief" and bolstered our country's national identity? Behind the folksy, pipe-smoking façade lay a surprisingly complex figure--a lonely painter who suffered from depression and was consumed by a sense of inadequacy. He wound up in treatment with the celebrated psychoanalyst Erik Erikson. In fact, Rockwell moved to Stockbridge, Massachusetts so that he and his wife could be near Austen Riggs, a leading psychiatric hospital. "What's interesting is how Rockwell's personal desire for inclusion and normalcy spoke to the national desire for inclusion and normalcy," writes Solomon. "His work mirrors his own temperament--his sense of humor, his fear of depths--and struck Americans as a truer version of themselves than the sallow, solemn, hard-bitten Puritans they knew from eighteenth-century portraits."--Jacket.
A new history of the Kennedy assassination presented by investigative reporter Phil Shenon. Based on groundbreaking research, deep reporting, and unprecedented access, the book is character driven, dialogue rich, with facts and incidents that will stun and surprise.
Alice Nutter fights for justice when a group of Pendle women are accused of witchcraft during the reign of England's James I, when being Catholic is considered an act of treason and the Latin High Mass is comparable to the satanic Black Mass.
From designer silk squares to chunky homemade knits, this guide is filled with inspired ways to style your scarves. Inside you'll find: step-by-step tutorials for square, oblong, and embellished scarves; styles for the summer, fall, winter, and spring seasons; DIY scarf accessories featuring camera straps, tote bags, necklaces and more.
Five people buffeted by life's difficulties come together at a rundown estate house in Northern Scotland during a revelatory Winter Solstice.
Frankie Baudouin has a hundred reasons not to trust Nate DeLuca. First, he's a DeLuca. Second, he kissed her -- in front of the entire town -- and then never called. Oh, and he's after her land. Sorrento Ranch is Frankie's last chance to prove to her family -- and to herself -- that she has what it takes to be an award-winning winemaker. And she will stop at nothing to ensure her success -- even if it means playing nice with the starched, sophisticated, and oh-so-sexy Italian. For Nate, Sorrento Ranch is more than just soil and grape vines, it was his father's dream -- a dream Nate is determined to make a reality. So when he finds himself forced to collaborate with a hot-headed, irrational, and incredibly gorgeous Baudouin, Nate is surprised to discover that chaos could be so much fun -- especially when she sleeps in nothing but lace.