Under the Banner of Heaven

Under the Banner of Heaven
Author by: Jon Krakauer
Release: 2004
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 399
ISBN: 9781400032808
Language: un
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Traces the events that surrounded the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons Ron and Dan Lafferty, exploring the belief systems and traditions, including polygamy, that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 300,000 first printing.

Under the Banner of Heaven

Under the Banner of Heaven
Author by: Jon Krakauer
Release: 2004-06-08
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781400078998
Language: en
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This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.

Under the Banner of Heaven

Under the Banner of Heaven
Author by: Jon Krakauer
Release: 2003
Editor: Doubleday Books
Pages: 372
ISBN: 9780385509510
Language: en
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Traces the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons, exploring the belief systems and traditions that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America.

Under the Banner of Heaven

Under the Banner of Heaven
Author by: Jon Krakauer
Release: 2003-08-01
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781743282854
Language: en
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From the bestselling author of "Into the Wild" and "Into Thin Air", a riveting account of Taliban-like theocracies in the American heartland controlled by renegade Mormon prophets. Brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty insist they were commanded to kill by God. Krakauer's investigation is a meticulously researched, bone-chilling narrative of polygamy, savage violence and unyielding faith: an incisive, gripping work of non-fiction that illuminates an otherwise confounding realm of human behaviour. 'Excellent... A lucid, judicious, even sympathetic account not just of Mormon Fundamentalism but of the seductive power of fanaticism in general' - DAILY TELEGRAPH

Three Cups of Deceit

Three Cups of Deceit
Author by: Jon Krakauer
Release: 2018-05-02
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780525565130
Language: en
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Greg Mortenson, the bestselling author of Three Cups of Tea, is a man who has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children’s crusader, and he’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. But, as Jon Krakauer demonstrates in this extensively researched and penetrating book, he is not all that he appears to be. Based on wide-ranging interviews with former employees, board members, and others who have intimate knowledge of Mortenson and his charity, the Central Asia Institute, Three Cups of Deceit uncovers multiple layers of deception behind Mortenson’s public image. Was his crusade really inspired by a desire to repay the kindness of villagers who nursed him back to health when he became lost on his descent down K2? Was he abducted and held for eight days by the Taliban? Has his charity built all of the schools that he has claimed? This book is a passionately argued plea for the truth, and a tragic tale of good intentions gone very wrong. 100% of Jon Krakauer’s proceeds from the sale of Three Cups of Deceit will be donated to the “Stop Girl Trafficking” project at the American Himalayan Foundation.

Here Comes Heaven

Here Comes Heaven
Author by: Bill Johnson,Mike Seth,Marilyn Seth
Release: 2011-07-28
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9780768495447
Language: en
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This work is an invitation and guide for young people to bring the realm of Heaven to earth. As children discover their identity through the revelation of the Father's love, they are released to fulfill their Royal Mission: to demonstrate the Kingdom of God by living a life of miracles. Each chapter explains and identifies the inheritance that God's sons and daughters possess, such as the Father's love, the anointing and indwelling of the Holy Spirit, faith, prayer, and the keys of power and authority. This book is not only a companion for the "journey", but also provides a meeting place for children to encounter God's presence that will transform their hearts and lives.

Will My Pet Go To Heaven

Will My Pet Go To Heaven
Author by: Angela Shears,Tammy Fitzgerald,Shae Cooke,Donna Scuderi
Release: 2010-11-21
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
Pages: 155
ISBN: 9780768490879
Language: en
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Is your special friend always waiting at the door for you with a wagging tail and an unconditional look of happiness? Is your favorite lap warmer always ready to keep you company on dark and stormy nights? No matter if your friend is furry, finned, feathered, or leathered, no doubt your pet plays an important role in your life and your family. In fact, your pet may be your family. But after the inevitable happens and you sob your last good-bye, will you see your pet again? In Heaven? Does your pet have a soul? Will your pet go to Heaven? This fun and light-hearted look at a seriously sad subject reveals many perspectives about Spot’s stairway to Heaven, Fluffy’s final resting place, and birds of Paradise. Will your pet rabbit rest in peace, or will your fish float forever in the septic tank? In addition to their own blend of passionate and compassionate diva dialogue, the four writers quote devoted pet owners, clergy, friends, family, and even those who just aren’t “pet people.” From the variety of perspectives and opinions, this is a heart-warming, tail-wagging conversation sure to keep you smiling from now until then…

Where Men Win Glory

Where Men Win Glory
Author by: Jon Krakauer
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Atlantic Books Ltd
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781848874831
Language: en
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Pat Tillman was well-known to American sports fans: a chisel-jawed and talented young professional football star, he was on the brink of signing a million dollar contract when, in 2001, al-Qaeda launched terrorist attacks against his country. Driven by deeply felt moral patriotism, he walked away from fame and money to enlist in the United States Special Operations Forces. A year later he was killed - apparently in the line of fire - on a desolate hillside near the Pakistan border in Afghanistan. News of Tillman's death shocked America. But even as the public mourned his loss, the US Army aggressively maneuvered to conceal the truth: that it was a ranger in Tillman's own platoon who had fired the fatal shots. In Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer reveals how an entire country was deliberately deceived by those at the very highest levels of the US army and government. Infused with the power and authenticity readers have come to expect from Krakauer's storytelling, Where Men Win Glory exposes shattering truths about men and war.

Fatal Affair Heaven s Last Child

Fatal Affair   Heaven s Last Child
Author by: Cathy L. Young
Release: 2014-08-07
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9781499024890
Language: en
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“Fatal Affair soft read takes its readers to terrifying emotionally new heights with its thrilling chilling attraction gone wrong.” Dillon Sheldon the owner and founder of Crasher’s Grocery store fulfill his dream and hire the young, glorious African-American, Mississippian Charlene Rene Youngblood who’s married to successful Jester Youngblood. Although married Dillon’s so driven by his lustful curiosity attraction to black women he purposely hire Charlene, to work for him intending to experience a passionate romantic intimate sizzling affair with her. Their daily encounters bring them into an affair but after several months Dillon ends it leaving Charlene devastated, psychotic and pregnant. Dillon realizes their affair was a mistake and he hoped they’d return to their normal lives. But Charlene’s obsessed and possessed and refuses to free him even if it means bloodshed and death. This twisted love affair gone wrong is eminently thrilling, exciting, emotionally stimulating, strikingly provoking and much more! “There’s a thin line between life and death.” “We always believe we’re right in our own eyes.” “Being in love could lead to heartache and tears.” “Heaven’s Last Child is eminently striking and thought provoking this extraordinary story challenges its readers to take a closer look at race, hatred, love, forgiveness, choices and the power of prayer.” Heaven Gardenia is an extraordinary forty year old African-American who’s faced with enormous loss including the loss of her four daughters to their fathers. She believes her daughters is all she have but soon understand she have more to gain. After a night of intimacy with her new boyfriend Nate Burns she become ill and believes she’s going through menopause but soon discovers she’s pregnant by him. Racial tension from his side of the family soon split them a part Heaven’s left to raise Sky alone but accepts her ex-husband Luke Gardenia back into her life believing she’s making the right decision. Heaven’s devastated when she realizes his racial hatred is deeper than what she thought and taking him back was a mistake. Luke’s on a mission to kill her baby because he’s by a Caucasian man. Heaven must choose between her only son Sky and Luke her ex-husband from her past. “Incredibly powerful” “Will the villain fulfill his desire or will it crumble?” “Who will Heaven choose Luke or Sky?” This narrated and scripted literature is a part of the Grandma’s Rose collection of books.

The Challenge of Crime

The Challenge of Crime
Author by: Henry Ruth
Release: 2006-03-31
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780674266940
Language: en
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The development of crime policy in the United States for many generations has been hampered by a drastic shortage of knowledge and data, an excess of partisanship and instinctual responses, and a one-way tendency to expand the criminal justice system. Even if a three-decade pattern of prison growth came to a full stop in the early 2000s, the current decade will be by far the most punitive in U.S. history, hitting some minority communities particularly hard. The book examines the history, scope, and effects of the revolution in America's response to crime since 1970. Henry Ruth and Kevin Reitz offer a comprehensive, long-term, pragmatic approach to increase public understanding of and find improvements in the nation's response to crime. Concentrating on meaningful areas for change in policing, sentencing, guns, drugs, and juvenile crime, they discuss such topics as new priorities for the use of incarceration; aggressive policing; the war on drugs; the need to switch the gun control debate to a focus on crime gun regulation; a new focus on offenders' transition from confinement to freedom; and the role of private enterprise. A book that rejects traditional liberal and conservative outlooks, The Challenge of Crime takes a major step in offering new approaches for the nation's responses to crime.

Abusing Religion

Abusing Religion
Author by: Megan Goodwin
Release: 2020-07-17
Editor: Rutgers University Press
Pages: 231
ISBN: 9781978807808
Language: en
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Sex abuse happens in all communities, but American minority religions often face disproportionate allegations of sexual abuse. Why, in a country that consistently fails to acknowledge—much less address—the sexual abuse of women and children, do American religious outsiders so often face allegations of sexual misconduct? Why does the American public presume to know “what’s really going on” in minority religious communities? Why are sex abuse allegations such an effective way to discredit people on America’s religious margins? What makes Americans so willing, so eager to identify religion as the cause of sex abuse? Abusing Religion argues that sex abuse in minority religious communities is an American problem, not (merely) a religious one.

Eiger Dreams

Eiger Dreams
Author by: Jon Krakauer
Release: 1998-05-01
Editor: Pan
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781743284643
Language: en
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No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships more brilliantly than Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest essays and reporting, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devils Thumb. In Pakistan, the fearsome K2 kills thirteen of the world's most experienced mountain climbers in one horrific summer. In Valdez, Alaska, two men scale a frozen waterfall over a four-hundred-foot drop. In France, a hip international crowd of rock climbers, bungee jumpers, and paragliders figure out new ways to risk their lives on the towering peaks of Mont Blanc. Why do they do it? How do they do it? In this extraordinary book, Krakauer presents an unusual fraternity of daredevils, athletes, and misfits stretching the limits of the possible. From the paranoid confines of a snowbound tent, to the thunderous, suffocating terror of a white-out on Mount McKinley, Eiger Dreams spins tales of driven lives, sudden deaths, and incredible victories. This is a stirring, vivid book about one of the most compelling and dangerous of all human pursuits.

Winged Horse of Heaven

Winged Horse of Heaven
Author by: R. S. McDonald
Release: 2012-12
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 98
ISBN: 057811576X
Language: en
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Raneous, is the young son of the great Palladon, the swiftest and strongest of the Heavenly Host winged horses. Full of youthful idealism, he is eager to begin his training against the Darkland demons. Finally, after many months of flight training, he accompanies an angelic scouting party on a short mission to the miserable realm of the Borderlands. Excitement turns to terror as the dark forces succeed in separating Raneous from the angelic troop. Utterly lost, seemingly abandoned, and unable to fly in the mortal world, Raneous begins his quest to return to the heavenly realm. Through his friendship with a troubled boy, Brian, Raneous learns to fight the demons lurking in the shadows, but also the darkness of the mind. Can he trust the goodness of what he has been taught? Has the High King abandoned him? Why has no one come for him? Join Raneous and Brian as they battle dark forces of evil, learn the true secrets for victory, and step into the power and freedom of becoming a true servant of the High King. Horse lovers, and warriors of all ages will love to take this coming-of-age journey with the beloved winged colt, Raneous.

Faith Love Struggle

Faith  Love  Struggle
Author by: Nate (Prahgress)
Release: 2011-04-20
Editor: Nate Salley
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780615451930
Language: en
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This book is a testament to the fact that dreams do come true and that anything is possible when our faith is in God. We must always have the ability to see the light at the end of the tunnel. In my eyes, that light represents perfect faith. Although we may never be perfectly faithful, I feel the different moments of love and struggle in our lives bring us closer to that faith. "Faith.Love.Struggle." is comprised of poems dating back to 2002 up until the present. Each poem gives insight into my life and shows how times of love and struggle have made me more faithful while molding me into the man I am today.

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Author by: Sherman Alexie
Release: 1998-10-01
Editor: Turtleback
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0785769498
Language: en
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Offers a fictional portrait of the characters, language, traditions, and daily life of those living on the Spokane Indian Reservation

Proof of Heaven

Proof of Heaven
Author by: Coleman Luck
Release: 2013-04
Editor: Sandstar Group
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0988888823
Language: en
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Neurosurgeon, Dr. Eben Alexander, was brain dead for seven days. During that period he believes that he went through death's door and experienced the incredible beauty of Heaven. While he was there, he was given a message to bring back to the world. For him, the vision was life-changing. From being a scientist and a secular materialist, his worldview was transformed. Because of what happened to him, he now believes in the miraculous and in a life beyond death. But did he experience reality? Was the message that he was given true? Coleman Luck has spent decades studying illusions and the paranormal, both as a professional writer in Hollywood where illusion is the stock-in-trade, and as a mentalist and member of the Academy of Magical Arts at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. Also, he is a student of the Bible, educated at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. From this unique perspective Coleman examines the profound visions and truth-claims presented in Proof of Heaven. Coleman's other books include Angel Fall and The Mentalist Prophecies - Book One: Dagon's Illusion.

Tears

Tears
Author by: Matt Shaw
Release: 2016-09-26
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 278
ISBN: 1539024628
Language: en
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A Collection of Matt Shaw's heartbreaking dramas Matt Shaw does not just write horror. In fact, when asked what his favourite books are, he often names the tales collected within this set. Stories of heartbreak, loss and grief - all with an element of hope... A hope we often forget when dealing with grief. Contained within this collection Heaven's Calling BOY: Built to Love The Missing Years of Thomas Pritchard (unpublished short story) Alone Heaven's Calling Josh and Holly could face anything thrown at them all the time they had each other. Their love would conquer anything and the world was their oyster. But when a tragic accident tears Josh away from Holly she realises that, without her husband, she cannot cope and her world begins to crumble; her loss being more than she can handle. Until, that is, she receives a phone call. Her late husband. The same time every day; he doesn't appear to know what has happened to him and Holly can't bring herself to tell him. She isn't even sure if it really is him calling or whether it's all in her tormented mind. Especially seeing as the calls only happen when she is alone. Is it all in her head, has she gone mad, or is heaven really calling? Boy: Built to Love No parent should have to bury their own child and yet that was exactly what they had to do. Stillborn; a young boy never to open his eyes to take in the world around him. And now Lucy and Jack's marriage was on the verge of crumbling under the strain of the grief they struggled to cope with. A grief made worse when the doctors tell them they'll never be able to have a child of their own due to complications from the last pregnancy. But what if it didn't have to be that way? What if there was a way of using science and technology to create a son they could love? What if Jack was able to use Artificial Intelligence to create A Boy: Built to Love? Is the answer to their problems to be found within the world of science-fiction or are they setting themselves up for yet more grief and sadness? The Missing Years of Thomas Pritchard August 3rd. 6:03am. The tranquil summer's morning was shattered by the desperate screams of Thomas' mother echoing down the near deserted suburban street. The few people milling about outside getting ready for their daily business had said they couldn't make out what the cries were about when they were interviewed. Not initially. Not until Anne, a pretty woman in her early thirties with shoulder length blonde hair, spilled out onto the street wearing nothing more than her dressing gown and slippers anxiously calling out for her five year old son, Thomas, to come out from wherever he was hiding. Eye witnesses reported Anne was closely followed by her husband Bill - a professional, clean-shaven man in his late thirties with dark, short hair - half dressed for work in his suit trousers and unbuttoned white shirt, and that he too looked just as frantic as the mother did. The year was 2003; the year Thomas disappeared from his home without a trace. * * * * * August 3rd. 6:03am. A young, fragile looking hand knocked confidently on the white PVC of the front door to number twenty-two. The hand belonged to a smartly dressed, skinny fourteen year old, fresh-faced boy. Whilst waiting for an answer to his knocking he slid a brown leather satchel off his shoulder down onto the floor as though the weight was too much for him to bear any more. He went to knock again but stopped himself when he heard the sound of footsteps from the other side of the door as the freshly woken homeowner came to answer his initial knocking. There was the slightest of pauses as keys were twisted in locks before the door opened as much as the strong, gold, security chain would permit it to. "Can I help you?" asked the homeowner, a frail looking woman in her late sixties. "Where's my mum?" asked the boy. The year was 2012; the year Thomas came home.

Murder on Merseyside

Murder on Merseyside
Author by: Tom Slemen
Release: 2013
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 220
ISBN: 1492262595
Language: en
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In this compelling study of true crime, Liverpool's most popular author Tom Slemen recounts some of the most intriguing and baffling murders of Merseyside such as:• The baffling case of the Victorian canned corpse• The magistrate's beautiful granddaughter who was killed by a crazed admirer• The condemned man who was hanged twice• Frederick Deeming - the Rainhill psychopath who wiped out his own family and danced on their grave with his next victim• The bizarre link between a South Seas cult and the housewife who was stabbed fourteen times in her Knotty Ash home by a killer who struck under the cover of a fog• The unsolved case of the superintendent and his son who died of gunshot wounds under mysterious circumstances - in a police station• The enigmatic murder of Julia Wallace - and a very credible solution• The only assassination of a British prime minister - by a Liverpool businessmanPlus many more fascinating murder cases.This fascinating book is a must for all readers of true crime in general and Liverpudlians and Merseysiders in particular.

Revelations

Revelations
Author by: Nicole Dicenzo
Release: 2011-10-01
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Pages: 158
ISBN: 1463739249
Language: en
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On May 25th, 2006 an IED exploded in Bagdad instantly killing Army Captain Doug DiCenzo. His wife Nicole didn't ask “why?” after the notifying officers knocked on her door, she immediately started asking God about Heaven.The next five years of her life became a quest to discover the truth about Heaven and Christ's Millennial Kingdom. Her gracious God sent Her messages in miraculous ways – both from the battlefield and from Heaven – in order to keep her focus on His Word and His return. Slowly, Nicole began to understand the vision she had created of Heaven was far from the truth.Revelations: A Survivor's Story of Faith, Hope, and the Coming Kingdom is a true life account of a survivor's search for answers with a heavenly twist: Doug is in Heaven and he is completely aware of Nicole's experiences on Earth. While Nicole asks God if she should wait for Heaven or move on with her life, Doug is anticipating their reunion by witnessing the preparations for the return of the King.Even though this world took her husband, it cannot have her faith. Now she knows when Jesus returns, He will bat a thousand – it is called the millennial reign of Christ.

Wicked Souls

Wicked Souls
Author by: Sabrina Samples
Release: 2016-10-04
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1537783041
Language: en
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Spencer Bishop's past was nothing more than a falsified case of fake memories. Every birthday, holiday, and special moment was changed in order to protect her from evil. Aiden, the lover who was erased with her other memories, came back into her life and caused her to question reality and figure out who she was. After an act of bravery, Spencer was granted her memories back. Aiden, her true love and the Angel's in Heaven desired for her to see her true destiny and fight evil. Can Spencer defeat the evil before it destroys her and Heaven?