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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
by Lawrence Wright

Language

English

Pages

450

Publication Date

January 17, 2013

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<b>National Book Award Finalist </b><br /><br /><br />A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i>The Looming Tower,</i>聽the now-classic study of al-Qaeda鈥檚 9/11 attack. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with聽current and former Scientologists鈥攂oth famous and less well known鈥攁nd years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative ability to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.<br /><br />At the book鈥檚 center, two men whom Wright brings vividly to life, showing how they have made Scientology what it is today: The darkly brilliant science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, whose restless, expansive mind invented a new religion. And his successor, David Miscavige鈥攖ough and driven, with the unenviable task of preserving the church after the death of Hubbard.<br /><br />We learn about Scientology鈥檚 complicated cosmology and special language. We see the ways in which the church pursues celebrities, such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta, and how such stars are used to advance the church鈥檚 goals. And we meet the young idealists who have joined the Sea Org, the church鈥檚 clergy, signing up with a billion-year contract.<br /><br />In聽<i>Going Clear,</i>聽Wright examines what fundamentally makes a religion a religion, and whether Scientology is, in fact, deserving of this constitutional protection. Employing all his exceptional journalistic skills of observation, understanding, and shaping a story into a compelling narrative, Lawrence Wright has given us an evenhanded yet keenly incisive book that reveals the very essence of what makes Scientology the institution it is.
The Rancher's Unexpected Pregnant Bride: Historical Western Mail ...
by Amelia Rose

Language

English

Pages

137

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<b>Martha finally thought she鈥檇 found the one she was meant to be with for the rest of her life. That was until her fianc茅 abandoned her in a grimy saloon. That鈥檚 when she takes a chance on Gray Jenkins, who is advertising for a mail-order bride. And though Gray is a decade older than her, Martha hopes that Gray can offer her a new chance in life. However, her world will be rocked again when she starts to fall for Gray around the same time she鈥檒l start to wonder if she鈥檚 pregnant with Jared鈥檚 child. Who knows how Gray will react when he discovers all of Martha鈥檚 secrets? Will he still be able to love her nonetheless? <br /><br />Montana Westward Brides reading order:</b><br />#0 The Rancher's Fiery Bride <br />#1 The Reckless Doctor's Bride <br />#2 The Rancher's Unexpected Pregnant Bride
This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, ...
by David J. Silverman

Language

English

Pages

514

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<b>Ahead of the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving, a new look at the Plymouth colony's founding events, told for the first time with Wampanoag people at the heart of the story.</b><br /><br />In March 1621, when Plymouth's survival was hanging in the balance, the Wampanoag sachem (or chief), Ousamequin (Massasoit), and Plymouth's governor, John Carver, declared their people's friendship for each other and a commitment to mutual defense. Later that autumn, the English gathered their first successful harvest and lifted the specter of starvation. Ousmaequin and 90 of his men then visited Plymouth for the 鈥淔irst Thanksgiving.鈥?The treaty remained operative until King Philip's War in 1675, when 50 years of uneasy peace between the two parties would come to an end.<br /><br />400 years after that famous meal, historian David J. Silverman sheds profound new light on the events that led to the creation, and bloody dissolution, of this alliance. Focusing on the Wampanoag Indians, Silverman deepens the narrative to consider tensions that developed well before 1620 and lasted long after the devastating war-tracing the Wampanoags' ongoing struggle for self-determination up to this very day. <br /> <br />This unsettling history reveals why some modern Native people hold a Day of Mourning on Thanksgiving, a holiday which celebrates a myth of colonialism and white proprietorship of the United States. <i>This Land is Their Land </i>shows that it is time to rethink how we, as a pluralistic nation, tell the history of Thanksgiving.
Montana Mail Order Bride Box Set (Westward Series) - Books 4 - 6:...
by Linda Bridey

Language

English

Pages

626

Publication Date

August 31, 2014

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<b>Books 4 -6 in the series that critics describe as a superb collection of heart-warming, humorous, romantic stories full of adventure which show strong women in difficult situations.</b><br /><br /><b>Westward Destiny: Book 4</b><br />When Jamie meets Luke, Luke is bowled over by the beauty with the emerald green eyes and auburn hair, but is instantly tongue-tied. Jamie is not sure how they鈥檙e going to develop a relationship when he can barely talk to her, but she sets out to seduce the handsome man with the soulful brown eyes.A game of cat and mouse ensues and Jamie finds out that marrying Luke is easy, but capturing his heart is going to be harder than she anticipates.<br /><br /><b>Westward Fortune: Book 5</b><br />Lacey Reagan is an abused woman who escapes her violent father by answering a mail-order-bride advertisement. Joe Dwyer is the gallant playboy who rescues her.Their marriage is simply an arrangement鈥攐r is it? A romance begins, but tragedy strikes and they have to decide if it will stay just business or if they can find true happiness together.<br /><br /><b>Westward Justice: Book 6</b><br />Mitch Taylor, the new sheriff in Dawson is looking for a wife. Sammi Jameson is looking for a husband like Mitch. Their relationship begins with a bang, but amid danger and desire, their marriage may fizzle if they can鈥檛 overcome broken promises and heartache. Will they last together or fall victim to lost love?<br />
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by MALCOLM X

Language

English

Pages

527

Publication Date

August 25, 2015

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<b><b>Now available as an eBook for the very first time! 鈥⒙?lt;/b>ONE OF <i>TIME</i>鈥橲 TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY</b><br /> <b>聽</b><br />In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. <i>The Autobiography of Malcolm X </i>stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America.<br />聽<br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Autobiography of Malcolm X</i></b><br /> <i>聽</i><br />鈥淢alcolm X鈥檚 autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will.鈥?lt;b>鈥擝arack Obama, <i>Dreams from My Father</i></b><br /><br />鈥淓xtraordinary . . . a brilliant, painful, important book.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <i>聽</i><br /> 鈥淎 great book . . . Its dead level honesty, its passion, its exalted purpose, will make it stand as a monument to the most painful truth.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Nation</i></b><br /> <b><i>聽</i></b><br />鈥淭he most important book I鈥檒l ever read, it changed the way I thought, it changed the way I acted. It has given me courage I didn鈥檛 know I had inside me. I鈥檓 one of hundreds of thousands whose lives were changed for the better.鈥?lt;b>鈥擲pike Lee</b><br />聽<br />鈥淭his book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle.鈥?lt;b>鈥擨. F. Stone</b>
Montana Mail Order Bride Box Set (Westward Series)- Books 1 - 3: ...
by Linda Bridey

Language

English

Pages

510

Publication Date

August 05, 2014

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<h2>Three different sisters. One simple goal: Find the perfect man out West.</h2><h3><i>Box set: 500+ pages of historical romance following trails to frontier love!</i></h3><p>Pittsburgh, 1800s. Young Tessa O鈥機onnor鈥檚 privileged socialite life bores her to tears. So when she chances upon a mail order bride company requiring women of good breeding to travel to Montana, she packs her bags. But the rugged rancher who welcomes her is not as affectionate as his eloquent courtship correspondence promised.</p><p>Lovely Madelyn O鈥機onnor is accustomed to being treated like a queen. But when a persistent suitor beats her savagely in a fit of rage, she finds herself traumatized and in need of a fresh start. So she gathers up her courage and follows her adventurous sister to the dusty, Wild West.</p><p>The youngest of the three, Claire O鈥機onnor never fits in with her glittering siblings鈥?star-sprinkled lifestyle. So when wedding bells are set to chime in Montana, she鈥檚 eager to explore new cultural horizons. If only the darkly handsome boy she meets on the range would think of her as more than an annoying kid.</p><p>As marriage, family conflict, and frontier prejudice conspire to upend each girl鈥檚 ideals, they fight with all their hearts to secure the men of their dreams.</p><p>Can the trio of highly individual sisters discover tenderness in a land teeming with danger?</p><p><i>Montana Mail Order Bride Box Set</i> contains books 1-3 in the enchanting Westward Series of historical Western romance. If you like intertwined family sagas, long-distance attraction, and sweet, clean cowboy temptations, then you鈥檒l adore Linda Bridey鈥檚 beautifully written stories.</p><h2><u>Buy <i>Montana Mail Order Bride Box Set</i> to take the stagecoach to three altars today!</u></h2>
Scarred Mail Order Bride And Her Lonely Bachelor (A Western Histo...
by Florence Linnington

Language

English

Pages

428

Publication Date

November 09, 2019

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What can a scarred mail order bride do when she is stranded in the west with no one to get married to?<br /><br />Leanne Robinson has hit rock bottom 鈥?her father is gone, her life is in ruins, and she has no hope for the future.<br /><br />Until鈥?she receives a letter from a man in Colorado, inviting her to marry him and live out west. With no other options, she accepts.<br /><br />When Leanne arrives out in the west, she discovers that the post had been delayed, and her hope of rescue is already married.<br /><br />It is only then that Leanne rediscovers her hope in Theo Wilkins.<br /><br />Theo blames himself for his parents鈥?early deaths and vows to continue running their self-built hotel in Sunny Springs, Colorado. However, when he hires the young, mysterious Leanne, Theo realizes that his life is about to become much more complicated. <br /><br />There is something in her that touches on a desire which he has kept long hidden.<br /><br />As Leanne and Theo learn to live and work together, something begins to bloom between them. But, as wildfires rage, mysteries are revealed, and Leanne鈥檚 worst insecurities are tested.<br /><br />How will they find a way through the difficulties together? <br />Or will lies and deception prove that they are both from two very different worlds?
Angels in My Hair: The True Story of a Modern-Day Irish Mystic
by Lorna Byrne

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

April 16, 2009

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For anyone who has ever wondered about the mysteries that lie beyond everyday experience, or doubted the reality of the afterlife, <i>Angels in My Hair </i> is a moving and deeply inspirational journey into the unseen world.<br /><br />For as long as she can remember, Lorna Byrne has seen angels. As a young child, she assumed everyone could see the otherworldly beings who always accompanied her. Yet in the eyes of adults, her abnormal behavior was a symptom of mental deficiency. Today, sick and troubled people from around the world are drawn to her for comfort and healing, and even theologians of different faiths seek her guidance. Lorna is trusted for her ability to communicate with spirits and angels鈥攁nd by sharing her intimate knowledge of the spiritual world she offers a message of hope and love to us all. <br /><br /><i>Angels in My Hair </i>is an engrossing chronicle of Lorna鈥檚 incredible life story. Invoking a wonderful sense of place, she describes growing up poor in Ireland, finding work in Dublin, and marrying the man of her dreams鈥攐nly to have the marriage cut short by tragedy. Already a bestseller in Ireland, her story gives readers a unique insight into the angelic help that is around us and available to us all the time. As Lorna says, "All you have to do is ask."<br /><br />In this uplifting autobiography, a modern-day Irish mystic shares her vivid encounters and conversations with the angels and spirits she has known her entire life.
Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spi...
by Queen Afua

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

June 09, 2009

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<b>A transformative journey of physical and ancestral healing from a renowned herbalist, natural health expert, and dedicated healer of women鈥檚 bodies and women鈥檚 souls</b><br /> <b>聽</b><br /> <b>鈥淛ust when I thought I was all alone, I found myself walking with a group of conscious women who were taking sacred steps and speaking sacred words. We were on our way to Queen Afua鈥檚 Global Sacred Woman Village. Come with us, there鈥檚 Maat鈥攂alance and order鈥攖here.鈥濃€擡rykah Badu</b><br /> <b>聽</b><br /> Queen Afua practices a uniquely Afrocentric spirituality. Her classic bestseller, <i>Heal Thyself for Health and Longevity</i>, forever changed the way African Americans practice holistic health. Now, with <i>Sacred Woman</i>, she restores the magnificence of our spirits through sacred initiation.<br /> 聽<br /> Queen Afua begins by helping us to discover our unique 鈥渨omb-an-ness鈥濃€攁nd to honor the womb as the center of our consciousness and creativity, giving us a twenty-one-day program for womb purification and spirit rejuvenation. Then Queen Afua summons us to enter the Nine Gateways of Initiation, where she blesses us with the exact tools we need to bring our beings into true harmony with the earth and the cosmos. Through extraordinary meditations, affirmations, and rituals rooted in Ancient Egyptian temple teachings, Queen Afua teaches us how to love and rejoice in our bodies by spiritualizing the words we speak; the foods we eat; the spaces we live and work in; the beauty we create in our lives; the healing energy we transmit to self and others; the relationships we nurture; the service we offer; and the transcendent woman spirit we manifest.<br /> 聽<br /> With love, wisdom, and passion, Queen Afua guides us to accept our mission and our mantle as Sacred Women鈥攖o heal ourselves, the generations of women in our families, our communities, and our world.<br /> 聽<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Sacred Woman</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥?lt;i>Sacred Woman</i> flings open the gates of understanding the feminine essence. It is the return of the soul force to women.鈥?lt;b>鈥擩ewel Pookrum, MD, PhD (Sunut Arit)</b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淨ueen Afua is an extraordinary healer, teacher, mother, and keeper of our legacy. Through <i>Sacred Woman</i>, she has given us the sacred tools we need to live our lives in this new century.鈥?lt;b>鈥擧azelle Goodman, actress</b><br /><br /> 鈥?lt;i>Sacred Woman</i> offers profound wisdom to all who seek healing and transformation. Queen Afua is a national treasure.鈥?lt;b>鈥擝ob Law, author, radio personality, and vice president of WWRL</b>
Experiencing God Through Prayer
by Madame Jeanne Guyon

Language

English

Pages

144

Publication Date

November 01, 2004

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In this upbeat, abridged edition of the classic, Jeanne Guyon explains short, easy, and effective methods of prayer.<br /> She discovered the great difference between praying to God and experiencing God through prayer. She shares secrets of this higher plane of fellowship with God.<br /><br /> In addition, she shows you how to enjoy God's presence, grow in your knowledge of the Word, experience rest from worry, and gain wisdom and understanding. You will discover the joy of a quiet heart and mind, learn how to survive your "dry" periods of prayer, and become content where God has placed you.<br /><br /> The sparkling gems of truth in this book were never meant to be read and put back on the bookshelf. They will compel you to share them with the world.<br /> 聽

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