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Jesus Calling: The Story of Christmas

Jesus Calling: The Story of Christmas

Jesus Calling: The Story of Christmas

Author: ,

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Isbn 10: 1400210313

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 32

Number of Views: 701

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Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas uniquely teaches the Christmas story to your children by starting at creation and sharing that Jesus has always been present and that God has always had a plan for Christmas. Bible verses and Jesus Calling devotions are on every spread of this beautifully illustrated book with foil and glitter on the cover. Teach your children the story of Christmas . . . starting from creation! In Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas, children will discover that God always had a plan for Christmas. Christ was chosen before the world was made. —1 Peter 1:20 The Christmas story began long, long ago. Before the angel Gabriel told Mary she would have God's Son. Before the shepherds saw the angels and before the wise men saw the star. Even before the sun and the moon shone for the first time, before the first cows ever moooed and the first monkeys ever climbed! Before Adam and Even took their first walk in the Garden of Eden, God had a plan for Christmas. From the beginning of time, God had a plan to save his children. That plan was Jesus! Curl up with your little ones around the Christmas tree with Jesus Calling®: The Story of Christmas.


Jesus Calling: The Story of Easter

Jesus Calling: The Story of Easter

Jesus Calling: The Story of Easter

Author: Sarah Young

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Isbn 10: 1400210356

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 32

Number of Views: 472

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Jesus Calling®: The Story of Easter from bestselling author Sarah Young uses storytelling from throughout the Bible, simple Bible verses, and short Jesus Calling devotions to show kids how Easter was part of God's plan from the very beginning. Before the earth was formed, God had a plan to save us. Through the Old Testament prophets, God told about a Savior. And throughout Jesus' teachings and miracles, God revealed that Jesus, His Son, is the Savior! From the bestselling author of Jesus Calling® comes this beautiful picture book that teaches kids how Easter has always been a part of God's story and is a part of their own story today. Vibrant illustrations, relevant Scripture verses, and rich reflections from Young's children's devotional combine to make a beautiful Easter book for children eager to know more about God's eternal love for them. Help your kids connect with God in a whole new way through Jesus Calling®: The Story of Easter and this closer look at how all of God's Word points us to His plan for Easter morning.


The Story of Christmas

The Story of Christmas

The Story of Christmas

Author: Martina Smith

Publisher: Sparkhouse Family

Isbn 10: 1506402259

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 32

Number of Views: 355

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Colorful art and rich storytelling engage young children with the unforgettable story of the birth of Jesus. Perfect for reading aloud with kids, The Story of Christmas includes fun activities and questions to help children connect with the narrative—as well as Squiggles, an expressive little caterpillar that responds to the story. Spark Bible Stories are designed to help kids grow in faith as they explore, discover, and wonder about God’s Word. The Story of Christmas is a 2016 Illumination Book Award winner—an international contest designed to honor the year’s best titles written and published with a Christian worldview.


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Author: Barbara Robinson

Publisher: Harper Collins

Isbn 10: 0062076930

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 128

Number of Views: 448

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The don't miss, laugh-out-loud Christmas favorite! The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant. None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the tale—the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating--has a lot of people up in arms. But it will make this year's pageant the most unusual anyone has seen and, just possibly, the best one ever. As a reviewer commented: "In the end, this is not just a funny book, but a powerful story of redemption. Through most of the book, I can't stop laughing, but by the end I am always reading through tears, even after having read it eleven times." Anita Silvey, in her guidebook Children's Books and Their Creators, agreed: "The book is great fun and continues to be enjoyed by readers each holiday season."


'Twas the Evening of Christmas

'Twas the Evening of Christmas

'Twas the Evening of Christmas

Author: Glenys Nellist

Publisher: Zonderkidz

Isbn 10: 0310745276

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 32

Number of Views: 1884

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’Twas the evening of Christmas, when all through the town, Every inn was so crowded, no room could be found. Tired Mary and Joseph, who went door to door, At last found a place on a small stable floor. For over 200 years, families have gathered on Christmas Eve to hear the much loved words of Dr. Clement C. Moore’s ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. This year, families can gather together to share the real Christmas story––the story of Jesus’ birth. ’Twas the Evening of Christmas echoes the familiar language and rhythm of Dr. Clements’ poetry, but instead of focusing on Santa, it focuses on the baby Jesus, who is, after all, the true hero of Christmas. All families will delight in this simple retelling of the most famous story ever told. With a cover that comes alive with foil and sculpted embossing, this book is sure to become a Christmas classic.


The Story of Christmas

The Story of Christmas

The Story of Christmas

Author: ,

Publisher: Running Press Kids

Isbn 10: 0762462434

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 24

Number of Views: 1193

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This beautiful, timeless board book introduces children to the Nativity Story and reminds us all of the true meaning of Christmas. A long time ago, in the town of Nazareth, there lived a young woman named Mary. One day, an angel appeared before her and told her that she would give birth to a baby. The baby would be the son of God, and she would name him Jesus. Every year, children of all ages revisit this nativity tale of Mary and Joseph, the three wise men, the angels and the shepherds, and baby Jesus in the manger. Share this simple introduction to a remarkable and classic Bible story with young ones in this second book in a delightful new series. With stunning art by Helen Dardik and simplified text for little readers, The Story of Christmas is sure to become a favorite of families for years to come.


Jesus Storybook Bible

Jesus Storybook Bible

Jesus Storybook Bible

Author: Sally Lloyd-Jones

Publisher: Zonderkidz

Isbn 10: 0310736544

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 1073

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If you are a parent, grandparent, pastor, or teacher looking for a way to teach the children in your life about God’s never stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, always and forever love, look no further than The Jesus Storybook Bible. What makes The Jesus Storybook Bible different from other kids’ Bibles? While other kids’ Bibles contain stories from the Old and New Testaments, The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible, pointing to Jesus as our Savior. From the Old Testament through the New Testament, as the Story unfolds, children will clearly see that Jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation – and at the center of their story too. The Jesus Storybook Bible: Visually brings scripture to life for children ages 4–12 Contains 21 stories from the Old Testament & 23 stories from the New Testament Presents the best-loved stories of the Bible in an easy-to-understand format Features the bestselling writing of Sally Lloyd-Jones & award-winning illustrations of Jago Includes a durable hardcover and bright illustrations Is also ideal for adults looking to explore the Bible in a new way The Jesus Storybook Bible has sold over 2 million copies! Check out the rest of the series, The Jesus Storybook Bible Coloring Book, and the text-based version, The Story of God’s Love for You.


All the Colors of Christmas

All the Colors of Christmas

All the Colors of Christmas

Author: Matthew Paul Turner

Publisher: Convergent Books

Isbn 10: 0525654151

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 40

Number of Views: 1675

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The bestselling author of When God Made You and When I Pray for You captures the wonder of Christmas and the joy of Jesus' birth in a lyrical exploration of what makes the season so colorful, magical, and personal. In his trademark style, Matthew Paul Turner celebrates the Christmas season, particularly the colors that infuse the holiday and all the memorable sensations and experiences—including a festive market, sledding, and nativity scene—connected to those bright hues. Matthew draws his readers into a whirling ribbon of the familiar reds and greens of Christmas, as well as other festive hues, including white, gold, blue, and brown. Christmas is RED. It's a bright shiny sled. It's candy canes, and toy store lanes. It's sprinkles on sweet bread. Christmas is BROWN It’s pinecones scattered round… It’s a cradle soft with hay And a donkey’s gentle bray. It’s God within a baby’s skin on that very first Christmas Day. All the colors come together when readers are reminded that Christmas is YOU—you’re a part of the story, the joy and the glory! Matthew shows us again and again that the holidays are nothing without being with the people we love, celebrating treasured traditions, and making new memories—all in vivid color.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Read & Listen Edition

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Read & Listen Edition

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Read & Listen Edition

Author: Dr. Seuss

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Isbn 10: 0385372132

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 64

Number of Views: 1784

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“Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!” Not since “’Twas the night before Christmas” has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. No holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville, in this heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit on even the smallest and coldest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for young and old. This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.


Legend of the Candy Cane

Legend of the Candy Cane

Legend of the Candy Cane

Author: Lori Walburg

Publisher: Zonderkidz

Isbn 10: 0310740185

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 32

Number of Views: 1729

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With over 500,000 copies sold, The Legend of the Candy Cane is an endearing and timeless Christmas story that doesn’t lose sight of the true meaning of the holidays. This edition of the holiday classic by Lori Walberg features vibrant illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustration Richard Cowdrey. One dark November night, a stranger rides into a small prairie town. Who is he? Why has he come? The townspeople wish he were a doctor, a dressmaker, or a trader. Then a young girl named Lucy befriends the newcomer. When he reveals his identity and shares with her the legend of the candy cane, she discovers fulfillment of her wishes and the answer to her town’s dream. Now will she share what she has learned? The Legend of the Candy Cane is a beautiful picture book for ages 4-8, and focuses on the: Importance of Jesus as it explains the Christian symbolism behind candy canes Miracle of Christmas and why the occasion is celebrated With vibrant illustrations and a timeless story, The Legend of the Candy Cane is the perfect read for the Advent and Christmas season.


Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids

Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids

Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids

Author: Sarah Young

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Isbn 10: 1400317258

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 392

Number of Views: 425

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Devotions written as if Jesus is speaking directly to a child's heart. Based on her original Jesus Calling, this version has been adapted in a language and fashion that kids and tweens can relate to their everyday lives. After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down what she believed He was saying to her through Scripture. Others were blessed as she shared her writings, until people all over the world were using her devotionals. They are written from Jesus’ point of view, thus the title Jesus Calling. It is Sarah’s fervent prayer that our Savior may bless readers, and now young readers, with His presence and His peace in ever deeper measure. Meets national education standards.


The Book of Longings

The Book of Longings

The Book of Longings

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0698408195

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 432

Number of Views: 1324

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“An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press “A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, with a brilliant mind and a daring spirit. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about neglected and silenced women. Ana is expected to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. An encounter with eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything. Their marriage evolves with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, and their mother, Mary. Ana's pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to Rome's occupation of Israel, partially led by her brother, Judas. She is sustained by her fearless aunt Yaltha, who harbors a compelling secret. When Ana commits a brazen act that puts her in peril, she flees to Alexandria, where startling revelations and greater dangers unfold, and she finds refuge in unexpected surroundings. Ana determines her fate during a stunning convergence of events considered among the most impactful in human history. Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus's life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman's bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her. It is a triumph of storytelling both timely and timeless, from a masterful writer at the height of her powers.


Jesus Today

Jesus Today

Jesus Today

Author: Sarah Young

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Isbn 10: 1400321239

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 1029

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Experience Jesus Today®, recently named the ECPA 2013 Christian Book Of The Year! Jesus Today® was written during a very difficult time in Sarah Young's life. Yet the words of Scripture and Jesus' own Presence were ever near, bringing her hope and comfort for each new day. Whether you need a lifeline in your discouragement and hurts or are longing for a close intimate relationship with the Lord, you will delight in this new devotional book - a sequel to #1 bestselling Jesus Calling®. It is written as if Jesus Himself is assuring you that He is in control, that He is good, and that a glorious future awaits all who anchor their hope in Him. Reaching out with peace-filled reminders of Jesus' Presence from the Word of God, these devotions will intimately, quietly connect you with Jesus, the One who meets you right where you are.


The Spark Story Bible

The Spark Story Bible

The Spark Story Bible

Author: Debra Thorpe Hetherington

Publisher: Sparkhouse Family

Isbn 10: 1451499795

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 456

Number of Views: 1664

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These rich retellings of 100 of the most popular Bible stories will get children exploring and wondering about God’s Word. Designed for family use, the brightly colored illustrations and captivating storytelling make this Bible perfect for reading aloud. Fun activities and questions help children engage with the stories—as well as Squiggles, an expressive caterpillar who responds to each story. The 100 stories give kids an excellent foundation for a journey with God’s Word that your whole family can enjoy. This Bible is meant for family use, and does not work in tandem with Spark Sunday School. The Spark Story Bible is a 2016 Illumination Book Award winner—an international contest designed to honor the year’s best titles written and published with a Christian worldview.


The Christmas Encyclopedia, 3d ed.

The Christmas Encyclopedia, 3d ed.

The Christmas Encyclopedia, 3d ed.

Author: William D. Crump

Publisher: McFarland

Isbn 10: 1476605734

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 540

Number of Views: 635

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This considerably expanded third edition of The Christmas Encyclopedia (2001) adds 281 new entries, bringing the total number of Christmas topics to more than 760. Continuing in the format of the previous editions, a wide variety of subjects are included: individual carols and songs; historical events at Christmastime; popular Christmas symbols; Christmas plants, place names, and stamps; and celebrations in countries around the world, including the origins of some of the most cherished traditions in the United States. Unique to this work is its emphasis on Christmas as depicted in the popular media, with entries covering literary works such as Call Me Mrs. Miracle and Silver Bells, classic television series such as Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie, motion pictures such as Arthur Christmas and Santa Clause 3, and television specials expressing holiday themes.


Nativity: the Christmas Story, Which You Have Never Heard Before

Nativity: the Christmas Story, Which You Have Never Heard Before

Nativity: the Christmas Story, Which You Have Never Heard Before

Author: Richard R. Racy

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Isbn 10: 9781467859387

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 372

Number of Views: 1217

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Sometimes reading like a historical novel, or a forensics detective story, a melodrama, or a scientific adventure, Nativity takes the reader on a fast, awesome ride of discovery into the real history and real people behind the birth of Christ. Nativity is the ideal reference for pastors, students, and laymen, combining scholarly depth and reliability in a popular writing style easily accessible to all with references for independent study. New elements of meaning and relevance to the Nativity Scientific evidence virgin births occur as often as identical twins but Jesus was one of a kind The life and death drama behind Joseph and Mary rarely told The real events of Bethlehem and Nazareth Herod amazing genius whose architecture excelled Rome, and kept his murdered wife in a jar of honey! Was Jesus incarnated from the time of the Fall? Is the Christmas tree a pagan idol or a biblical image of the Tree of Life? While vigorously defending the traditional faith, Richard Racy gives new insights and new theological perspectives guaranteed to inform and provoke while entertaining in a major new work on the birth of Jesus Christ. A revealing and thought-provoking new book that truly tells us the Christmas story, which we have never heard before!


Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas

Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas

Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas

Author: Ace Collins

Publisher: Zondervan

Isbn 10: 0310873878

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 192

Number of Views: 521

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Behind the Christmas songs we love to sing lie fascinating stories that will enrich your holiday celebration. Taking you inside the nativity of over thirty favorite songs and carols, Ace Collins introduces you to people you’ve never met, stories you’ve never heard, and meanings you’d never have imagined. The next time you and your family sing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," you’ll have a new understanding of its message and popular roots. You’ll discover how "Angels from the Realms of Glory," with its sublime lyrics and profound theology, helped usher in a quiet revolution in worship. You’ll learn the strange history of the haunting and powerful "O Holy Night," including the song’s surprising place in the history of modern communications. And you’ll step inside the life of Mark Lowry and find out how he came to pen the words to the contemporary classic "Mary, Did You Know?"Still other songs such as "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" trace back to mysterious origins--to ninth-century monks, nameless clergy, and unknown commoners of ages past. Joining hands with such modern favorites as "White Christmas" and "The Christmas Song," they are part of the legacy of inspiration, faith, tears, love, and spiritual joy that is Christmas. From the rollicking appeal of "Jingle Bells" to the tranquil beauty of "Silent Night," the great songs of Christmas contain messages of peace, hope, and truth. Each in its own way expresses a facet of God’s heart and celebrates the birth of his greatest gift to the world--Jesus, the most wonderful Christmas Song of all.


25 Days, 26 Ways to Make This Your Best Christmas Ever

25 Days, 26 Ways to Make This Your Best Christmas Ever

25 Days, 26 Ways to Make This Your Best Christmas Ever

Author: Ace Collins

Publisher: Zondervan

Isbn 10: 0310560098

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 192

Number of Views: 873

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Christmas should be the most anticipated day of the year. But many people dread the shopping, financial strain, and extra activities they have to sandwich between the layers of their already too-busy lives.Bestselling author Ace Collins is the perfect guide to help them navigate the stress of the holidays. As he shares twenty-six easy ways to revamp Christmas expectations, readers will relax, refuel, and readjust their attitude toward the season. Each upbeat chapter contains easy to apply ideas for taking a fresh look at a holiday tradition or task and making it positive and meaningful. Through a blend of historical stories, scriptural truths, and contemporary anecdotes, Collins creates a recipe for holiday happiness. He adeptly shows how to keep the joy of the season from derailing and helps readers rediscover Christmas as it was meant to be—holy, peaceful, and purposeful.A glorious Christmas is attainable with Collins’ timely wisdom and advice. Partly devotional, partly practical, and always thoughtful, Collins’ book will help readers make this their best Christmas ever!


Super Spiritual Stories of a Great Grandmaster

Super Spiritual Stories of a Great Grandmaster

Super Spiritual Stories of a Great Grandmaster

Author: Dr. Kauf

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Isbn 10: 1465325557

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 183

Number of Views: 1761

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Then I looked him in the eyes and said. "Remember this Tommy. There is always something. If you can,t find it just know there is no such thing as bad luck or accident. All is Gods will. There is always something. Ask God. Know always, God helps." Yes, I know the answer to Tommys question. I accepted it initially without doubt. Gods heavenly spirit flows out into us all, with the truth. The Mystical experience will lead to the making of a new generation of Great Grandmasters. They will be Christ bearers, to the world in the future. Tommy must carry on. It was so ironic that Tommys father had been a top-notch policeman. Then Tommy had to watch his mother being killed by a policeman. What meaning, psychic or otherwise could I get from it? I guess the answer to that might lie in the fact that God is concerned about making our souls perfect. Tommy would need to gain the faith to make his limitations become possibilities and turn his fears into unconditional love. Years ago, I was training Tommys father, in martial arts and he asked me to ride with him from midnight till 8 AM. He was the only sheriffs deputy in the county, of 500 square miles, on the road. It was not like today when you dont pull up on a dangerous situation without backup. Bar fights, domestics, robberies, and what ever, you responded to alone. The tactics that Tommys father used, would get him fired today. We got a call that a boy had a gun and was shooting up a small town that had no police protection. Tommys father turned on his flashers and started to respond to the call. I could tell by the way he was driving that he was using his intuitive talents. All at once he hit the brakes, and pulled the car to the side of the road. He said. "You drive." I was not a sheriffs deputy and did not have any right to drive that vehicle. Tommys father wouldve been fired if the Sheriff found out. I drove, and he meditated. I knew Tommys father was heading for trouble not just by disobeying the rules, but also if anything went wrong, no one would believe his story. Tommys father would never be able to explain that he was using his sixth sense to link with the higher realms of perception, and God Almighty. He must have read my mind. He said to me. "I have to try to save that boys life! I am receiving an energy that is higher in vibration and totally spiritual. God Almighty has a reason for that boy to live." He picked up my coat that was laying in the back seat and put it on, covering his uniform. The boy was last seen on Main Street in the downtown area. Tommys dad directed me to turn and drive towards the school. As I did it came over the radio. Someone shot back at the kid, from an upstairs window. The kid ran towards the school. As we got close to the school Tommys father jumped out of the cruiser and ran towards the playground area. I followed on foot. I know that most people will not believe what Im about to say. Before the end of the story youll understand how this happened, because Tommy is so much like his dad, in reaching into the depths of the unknown. The boy pointed the gun at Tommys father. Tommys father said. "Im on your side. I come to fight the evil." The boy raised the gun pointing it. He fired over Tommys fathers left shoulder. Tommys father was walking towards the kid and did not stop. He said in a loving voice. "You got it! Put the gun down, your safe." Tommys father was staring into the eyes of the kid as he continued to walk towards him. The boy handed the gun to him. Tommys father placed his hand on the kids shoulder. I could see the healing energy of Ki or Spirit transfer to the young boy. We walked back to the cruiser, and the boy said, crying. "I dont know what happened. All I


The Golden Calves of Jeroboam

The Golden Calves of Jeroboam

The Golden Calves of Jeroboam

Author: Adrian Leak

Publisher: Book Guild Publishing

Isbn 10: 191391304X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 200

Number of Views: 1616

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During Adrian Leak’s time as a parish priest, he wrote many monthly ‘letters’ for the local parish magazine. His inspiration was the wide and colourful experience of life as a country parson, and the wish to share his reflections with non-believers as well as believers. Like Adrian’s previously published volumes, The Golden Calves of Jeroboamis comprised of mostly edited versions of those letters, which appeared in The Withyham & Blackham Parish Magazine, as well as a few adapted from sermons. The book is a collection of fifty short pieces, ranging widely over topics briefly related to church occasions and Christian faith including Easter, Christmas, Pentecost, weddings, funerals, parenthood, prayer, belief, and hope. Their style is anecdotal, humorous and allusive. Though much of the material was written during Adrian’s time as a country parson, it is only occasionally autobiographical.