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Take and Read: Spiritual Reading: An Annotated List: Spiritual Re...
by Eugene H. Peterson

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English

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136

Publication Date

December 14, 1995

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<DIV>Spiritual reading has fallen on bad times. Today, reading is largely a consumer activity, done for information that may fuel ambitions or careers -- and the faster the better. <I>Take and Read </I>represents Eugene H. Peterson's attempt to rekindle the activity of spiritual reading, reading that considers any book that comes to hand in a spiritual way, tuned to the Spirit, alert to intimations of God.<br /><br /><I>Take and Read</I> provides an annotated list of the books that have stood the test of time and that, for Peterson, are spiritually formative in the Christian life. The books on this list range from standard spiritual classics to novels, poems, and mysteries, and include an equally broad spectrum of authors -- from Augustine and C. S. Lewis to William Faulkner and Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Annotations following each entry offer Peterson's own significant insights into the power of each work.</DIV>
The Iliad & The Odyssey
by Homer

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English

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397

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May 15, 2019

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While Homer's existence as a historical person is still a topic of debate, the writings attributed to the name have made their mark not only on Greek history and literature, but upon western civilization itself. Homer's epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, laid the foundation upon which Ancient Greece developed not only its culture, but its societal values, religious beliefs, and practice of warfare as well.
A Spy Is Born: Dennis Wheatley and the Secret Roots of Ian Flemin...
by Jeremy Duns

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English

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71

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May 16, 2019

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During the Second World War, he worked in the upper echelons of Britain’s intelligence establishment, helping to plan ingenious operations against the Nazis. He was one of the most popular thriller-writers of the 20th century, but his literary reputation has faded in recent years, with critics lambasting his novels as xenophobic, sexist fantasies. And he created a suave but ruthless British secret agent who was orphaned at a young age, expelled from his public school, smoked exotic cigarettes, had a scar on his face, bedded beautiful women and repeatedly saved the world from the threats of megalomaniacal villains.<br /><br />His name? Dennis Wheatley.<br /><br />In A Spy Is Born, Jeremy Duns follows the trail of a largely forgotten writer through memoirs, newspaper archives, declassified M.I.5 files and dog-eared paperbacks to reveal the surprising literary roots of one of the most iconic characters in fiction: James Bond. In the process, he takes us on a journey through the history of the spy story, and back to a time when real espionage operations and their fictional counterparts fed off each other, and best-selling novelists lived out their fantasies against a backdrop of double agents and femme fatales.
The Complete Novels of Victor Hugo
by Victor Hugo

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English

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2671

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May 18, 2019

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This book contains the complete novels of Victor Hugo in the chronological order of their original publication.<br /><br />- Hans of Iceland<br />- Bug-Jargal<br />- The Last Day of a Condemned Man<br />- The Hunchback of Notre-Dame<br />- Claude Gueux<br />- Les Misérables<br />- Toilers of the Sea<br />- The Man Who Laughs<br />- Ninety-Three
The Books That Changed My Life: Reflections by 100 Authors, Actor...
by Bethanne Patrick

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

March 29, 2016

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<B>One hundred of today’s most prominent literary and cultural icons talk about the books that hold a special place in their hearts—that made them who they are today.</B><BR><BR>Leading authors, politicians, CEOs, actors, and other notables share the books that changed their life, why they love them, and their passion with readers everywhere. Regan Arts has teamed up with the literary charity 826National, which will receive a portion of the book’s proceeds to provide students ages 6–18 with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills.<BR> <BR>Contributors include Al Roker, Carl Hiaasen, Dave Eggers, Emma Straub, Eric Idle, Fay Weldon, Fran Lebowitz, Gillian Flynn, Gregory Maguire, Jeff Kinney, Jim Shepard, Laura Lippmann, Lev Grossman, Liev Schreiber, Margaret Atwood, Mayim Bialik, Nelson DeMille, Rosanne Cash, Susan Orlean, Tim Gunn, and Tommy Hilfiger, among others.
W. E. B. Du Bois: The Souls of Black Folk (Illustrated)
by W. E. B. Du Bois

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English

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232

Publication Date

April 09, 2016

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This landmark book is a founding work in the literature of black protest. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) played a key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th-century black protest in America. In this collection of essays, first published together in 1903, he eloquently affirms that it is beneath the dignity of a human being to beg for those rights that belong inherently to all mankind. He also charges that the strategy of accommodation to white supremacy advanced by Booker T. Washington, then the most influential black leader in America, would only serve to perpetuate black oppression.<br />Publication of The Souls of Black Folk was a dramatic event that helped to polarize black leaders into two groups: the more conservative followers of Washington and the more radical supporters of aggressive protest. Its influence cannot be overstated. It is essential reading for everyone interested in African-American history and the struggle for civil rights in America.<br /><br />*This Book is illustrated and contains a free Audio Book version.<br />* Also in this Book you will find a fascinating chapter of author`s biography including images and other additional resources<br />
The Brothers Karamazov
by , Reading Time

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February 18, 2019

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The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. Dostoevsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial in The Russian Messenger and completed in November 1880. Dostoevsky intended it to be the first part in an epic story titled The Life of a Great Sinner, but he died less than four months after its publication.<br /><br />The book portrays a parricide in which each of the murdered man's sons share a varying degree of complicity. On a deeper level, it is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, reason, free will and modern Russia. Dostoevsky composed much of the novel in Staraya Russa, which is also the main setting of the novel.
Walden
by Henry David Thoreau

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English

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183

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May 09, 2017

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First published in 1854, <i>Walden</i> recounts American philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. The book is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and, ultimately, manual for self-reliance.<br /><br /><i>Walden</i> enjoyed some success upon its release, but still took five years to sell 2,000 copies, and then went out of print until Thoreau’s death in 1862. Despite its slow beginnings, later critics have praised it as an American classic that explores natural simplicity, harmony, and beauty. The poet Robert Frost wrote of Thoreau, "In one book ... he surpasses everything we have had in America."
In Search of Lost Time [volumes 1 to 7]
by Marcel Proust

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English

Pages

1868

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March 15, 2017

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"‘In Search of Lost Time’ is widely recognized as the major novel of the twentieth century." —Harold Bloom<br />"At once the last great classic of French epic prose tradition and the towering precursor of the 'nouveau roman’." —Bengt Holmqvist<br />"Proust so titillates my own desire for expression that I can hardly set out the sentence. Oh if I could write like that!" —Virginia Woolf<br />"The greatest fiction to date." —W. Somerset Maugham<br />"Proust is the greatest novelist of the 20th century." —Graham Greene<br /><br />On the surface a traditional "Bildungsroman" describing the narrator’s journey of self-discovery, this huge and complex book is also a panoramic and richly comic portrait of France in the author’s lifetime, and a profound meditation on the nature of art, love, time, memory and death. But for most readers it is the characters of the novel who loom the largest: Swann and Odette, Monsieur de Charlus, Morel, the Duchesse de Guermantes, Françoise, Saint-Loup and so many others — Giants, as the author calls them, immersed in Time.<br />"In Search of Lost Time" is a novel in seven volumes. The novel began to take shape in 1909. Proust continued to work on it until his final illness in the autumn of 1922 forced him to break off. Proust established the structure early on, but even after volumes were initially finished he kept adding new material, and edited one volume after another for publication. The last three of the seven volumes contain oversights and fragmentary or unpolished passages as they existed in draft form at the death of the author; the publication of these parts was overseen by his brother Robert.
Greg Iles Books in Order: Penn Cage series, Natchez Burning trilo...
by Book List Guru

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English

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28

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December 14, 2017

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<ul><h2><i>Greg Iles Books in Order</i><br />How to Make Great Thrillers Even Better!</h2></ul> This is the most comprehensive Greg Iles book order and checklist available. It's a complete bibliography and biography, which includes:<br /><ul><li>Penn Cage books in order<br /></li><li>Penn Cage short stories in order<br /></li><li>Natchez Burning trilogy in order<br /></li><li>Mississippi books in order<br /></li><li>World War II books in order<br /></li><li>a complete list of standalone novels & nonfiction<br /></li><li>a Greg Iles biography.</li></ul>By knowing the Penn Cage book order, you’ll enjoy Greg Iles’s books far more.<br /><br />Plus, this ebook is yours to keep on whatever reading device you have – tablet, phone, computer, or ereader – so the info you need is always right at your fingertips.<br /><br /><h2>Why is Series Order Important?</h2>You’ll enjoy a series far more if you know the correct book order. You’ll:<br /><ul><li>experience characters developing as the series progresses.<br /></li><li>witness plot twists, which impact future stories, in the correct timeline to enjoy the overarching plotline.<br /></li><li>meet interesting new characters at the right moment.</li></ul> <i><b>Greg Iles Books in Order</b></i> helps you to read the Penn Cage series in order, just as Greg Iles intended.<br /><br /><h2>No More Book Searches</h2>With <i><b>Greg Iles Books in Order</b></i> on your ereader, you’ll have no more problems with:<br /><ul><li>Books not numbered<br /></li><li>Misleading publication dates<br /></li><li>Changed titles<br /></li><li>Prequels and stories released out of sequence…</li></ul>Everything is right there on your ereader, just when you need it.<br /><br /><h2>Book Lists on Steroids!</h2> Featuring the best authors today, this series of ebooks is way more than a mere collection of lists. Each ebook has a vast array of Special Features which no other reading list has. <br /><br /><h2>Special Feature #1 – No More Book Searches</h2>Through special web links, you can access every book the author has ever published – with just ONE CLICK!<br /><br /><h2>Special Feature #2 – Best Story Order</h2>Whenever applicable, titles are listed both by the publication date AND the best reading order, i.e., books, prequels, and short stories are arranged for maximum reading pleasure (sometimes called chronological order).<br /><br /><h2>Special Feature #3 – Give Your Books a Star Rating</h2>Unique to these ebooks, you can rate any book you read right on your ereader.<br /><br /><h2>Special Feature #4 – Your Personal Checklist</h2>Each ebook allows you to track what you read. At a glance, you’ll see just where you are in a series.<br /><br /><h2>Special Feature #5 – Lightning-Fast Updates</h2>Updates are made for each new release, so your checklist will always be up-to-date.<br /><br /><h2>Special Feature #6 – Author Biography</h2>Get everything you always wanted to know about your favorite author in one bite-sized chunk.<br /><br /><h2>Special Feature #7 – Useful Book Info</h2>Where appropriate, information about movie adaptations, co-authors, etc., is included.<br /><br /><h2>Special Feature #8 – Page Count</h2>Each book’s page count is listed so you can see how long it is.<br /><br /><h2>Special Feature #9 – Alternative Titles</h2>Where applicable, alternative titles are listed so you don’t buy a book you’ve already read, saving you time, money, and frustration.<br /><br /><h2>An Exclusive Gift</h2>As if all that isn’t enough, you can also grab a FREE bestselling thriller as my gift just by clicking on the link at the back of the book.<br /><br />So what are you waiting for? Get the best Greg Iles book list available.<br /><ul><h2>>>> Click BUY NOW! <<<</h2></ul><br />

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