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The Chosen Past 2 Present is the second book of a trilogy written by J.E. Runnion. He has blended mythos and modern folklore with biblical accounts spinning a fictional tale full of adventure and suspense. The main characters JD and Mary, set out in search of the first Chosen Shifter of God, Patel, who is locked in the form of a Sasquatch. When they find and confront the potential ally, the couple find much more than either of them could have imagined. We learn of his history and adventures and the adventures to come with all the Chosen, old and new.
Having tracked down her own mother’s murderer and helped to track down the man who abducted and murdered couples from all over the country, Catherine Colson-Sayers has got the bug for investigating and sets up her own Private Investigations Agency. In this story Catherine has to work out who is bumping off patients at a local hospital. Doctors and Nurses become the usual suspects, but Catherine digs deeper and harder to find out more.
Encounter Jesus the way his followers did. Every follower of Jesus in the Gospels had a not-so-great “before”: A brash fisherman. A pious religious leader. A demon-possessed woman. A thieving tax collector. Christ’s love saw beyond their brokenness and forgave. Jesus revolutionized the lives of those who followed Him. And He’s still doing it today. Each of the forty devotions in The Chosen contains a Scripture, a unique look into a Gospel story, suggestions for prayer, and questions that lead you further in your relationship with Christ. See Jesus through the eyes of those who knew him best, and explore the backstories of people like Mary Magdalene, Peter, Matthew, Nicodemus, and more. It’s hard to relate to the sinless Son of God, but we can all identify with the sinners. You too can be transformed: Jesus sees past your "before" to the person He is creating you to be.
Adriella has lost everyone, including her child. The only thing that keeps her going is the hope her loved ones are alive. However, there's not much time to dwell. Adriella is taken to a darker place than she's ever faced before. Despite being stripped of all she loves, her silence is crucial. If the High King seizes the knowledge he so desperately craves, her life will be the leas of her worries. Her daughter and all of Erta will pay the price.
Adriella always wanted children. Now, she finally has her wish. Overcome with joy, she cannot wait to tell her husband about her pregnancy…until she hears a new prophecy proclaiming that a child will soon be born—one who will destroy the High King. When a royal decree demands the death of all young children, along with any born over the next two years, Adriella’s life comes unraveled. Suddenly, her soldier husband is eyeing her increasing waistline with suspicion instead of anticipation, and she decides to flee before he can turn her in. With the High King and his men searching for anyone who defies his edict, she knows there isn’t much of a chance she’ll survive. But in a country full of newly grieving parents, on streets red with the blood of innocents, Adriella will do whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of the law. If she doesn’t, she’ll lose the one thing even more precious to her than her own life—her child.
An original comic book series created by filmmaker Marcus Nispel (Friday the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Pathfinder). In Chosen #2, a Detroit teen's mystical odyssey plunges down an even darker path after he breaks out of the juvenile detention center where he'd unwittingly been placed by forces far greater than anything he could have ever imagined. Now, although from his jail cell and the cruel indulgences of the warden, Ryan finds himself imprisoned by a prophecy that places him square in the crosshairs of a dangerous age old conflict between the forces of light and dark. Worst of all, the one mentor he's had guiding him through a mystery he can barely conceive, may not be as noble as he seems and ultimately become the greatest danger Ryan will ever face.
Deuteronomy's command to restrict cultic practice to one "chosen place" has occupied a central position in scholars' understandings of the book and their reconstruction of Israelite political and religious history. The debates about the date of Deuteronomy, its proposed connections to "Josiah's reform", and, most profoundly, the "Deuteronomistic History (DH) hypothesis" have dominated study of the idea of "chosen place". These debates have, to a large extent, determined how we read Deuteronomy and the Former Prophets in general. Through a reading of key texts from these corpora, this book provides a new, textually grounded, perspective of the "chosen place."
The Understanding the Bible Commentary Series helps readers navigate the strange and sometimes intimidating literary terrain of the Bible. These accessible volumes break down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. The contributors tackle the task of interpretation using the full range of critical methodologies and practices, yet they do so as people of faith who hold the text in the highest regard. Pastors, teachers, and lay people alike will cherish the truth found in this commentary series.
Renowned ceramic artist Karen Karnes has created some of the most iconic pottery of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The body of work she has produced in her more than sixty years in the studio is remarkable for its depth, personal voice, and consistent innovation. Many of her pieces defy category, invoking body and landscape, pottery and sculpture, male and female, hand and eye. Equally compelling are Karnes's experiences in some of the most significant cultural settings of her generation: from the worker-owned cooperative housing of her childhood, to Brooklyn College under modernist Serge Chermayeff, to North Carolina's avant-garde Black Mountain College, to the Gate Hill Cooperative in Stony Point, New York, which Karnes helped establish as an experiment in integrating art, life, family, and community. This book, designed to accompany an exhibit of Karnes's works organized by Peter Held, curator of ceramics for the Arizona State University Art Museum's Ceramic Research Center, offers a comprehensive look at the life and work of Karnes. Edited by highly regarded studio potter Mark Shapiro, it combines essays by leading critics and scholars with color reproductions of more than sixty of her works, providing new perspectives for understanding the achievements of this extraordinary artist.