The beach has always been a safe place for me where the concerns of life all but disappear. One late afternoon I was walking directly into the sun. I barely noticed its final descent toward the horizon. As I glanced back, I caught my shadow. It seemed so big; my heart was imprisoned by an imperfect replica, an emotional stalker—seen only as I turned away from the sun’s radiance. It was then I realized when I walk facing the “Light” I will see no shadow. Only a life lived “out from the shadow” will experience the grandeur of God; the Accuser’s maligning voice will be stilled. That day I came to grasp that the “shadow” of a person’s past is not how God sees any of His children. “Dr. Effler writes with clarity, biblical expertise, personal counseling experience, and a passion for each minister to succeed in Christ. This book will change your life in a marvelous way.” –Bill Leonard, PhD, BCCC, BCCTR, Center for Ministerial Care and Director, Church of God International Headquarters “Out From the Shadows creates a therapeutic approach to the creation account found in Genesis. This material resonates with the substance abuse community by identifying possible areas of brokenness often overlooked. Boldly discussing sin rather than symptomology, Out From the Shadows cogently dissects root issues throughout the counseling process. Although primarily intended for pastoral counselors, this information can be utilized in a wide array of counseling venues.” –Austin Davis LPC-S Clinical Director at Stonegate Center
With the revised information and up-to-date research, Out of the Shadows is the premier work on sex addiction, written by a pioneer in its treatment. Sex is at the core of our identities. And when it becomes a compulsion, it can unravel our lives.Out of the Shadows is the premier work on this disorder, written by a pioneer in its treatment. Revised and updated to include the latest research--and to address the exploding phenomenon of cybersex addiction--this third edition identifies the danger signs, explains the dynamics, and describes the consequences of sexual addiction and dependency. With practical wisdom and spiritual clarity, it points the way out of the shadows of sexual compulsion and back into the light and fullness of life.
A WORLD AWAY She never imagined she'd have the courage to leave everything behind and travel to Africa. Then, touched by tragedy, Leslie Carpenter finds herself devastated and alone. The health clinic in rural Kenya needs her expertise and gives her a reason to live again. Because she knows she'll never love again. Leslie didn't count on being dependent on a man like Ben Murphy, the rugged bush pilot who shuttles her between villages. Ben scares her. She can see that he's in a dangerous line of work, with no respect for the law. Despite that, she also knows he's a good man. She really wants to trust him, to believe in a future together. Except learning his secrets may put her life at risk….
For K-9 Officer Shane Walker, transferring from the Tulsa police department to the elite L.A.P.D. was a dream come true. He nearly forgets he's in Hollywood until he responds to a 911 call that brings him to the home of actor Tyler Donovan. It appears that Tyler has it all - a career that's on fire and a loving, long-term relationship with his partner, Alex. But then Shane uncovers the truth that Tyler had been trying to hide, and the illusion comes crashing down. Can Shane help Tyler break free of a life he's convinced he deserves before it's too late, and in the process help them both find love?
The original essays in this comprehensive collection examine the lives and sports of famous and not-so-famous African American male and female athletes from the nineteenth century to today. Here are twenty insightful biographies that furnish perspectives on the changing status of these athletes and how these changes mirrored the transformation of sports, American society, and civil rights legislation. Some of the athletes discussed include Marshall Taylor (bicycling), William Henry Lewis (football), Jack Johnson, Satchel Paige, Jesse Owens, Joe Lewis, Alice Coachman (track and field), Althea Gibson (tennis), Wilma Rudolph, Bill Russell, Jim Brown, Arthur Ashe, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Venus and Serena Williams.
Devon will do anything to protect his little sister from becoming a breeder, even if it means starting a war. After fleeing home in the middle of the night, Devon and his siblings seek refuge with his uncle. There he meets the fiery human, Lark. She is a temptation, one he can't afford. As battle lines are drawn, Devon's alpha instincts take over, and he must fight to keep the ones he loves safe, especially the woman who has stolen his heart.Lark Davies has put her heart and soul into her bakery, The Cookie Jar. She doesn't have time for dating or a social life, but she is happy to spend her free time at the Harris Ranch. She knows the ranch occupants are werewolves, but they are family. When Devon Harris appears at the ranch, Lark instantly butts heads with him. Even if they can't seem to get along, there is something intriguing about him. She's known werewolves have existed for some time, but she never knew just how dangerous their world was.
To catch this killer, she must break every rule and cross every line. Out Of The Shadows A picture-perfect Tennessee town has just become a monster's hunting ground. Two bodies are found tortured to death. A third person goes missing. What little evidence is left behind defies all explanation. Is the terror just beginning? Or have the good citizens of Gladstone harbored a dark secret for a long time? Sheriff Miranda Knight is determined to make her small town safe once more. And she does what she swore she would never do: involve FBI profiler Noah Bishop. He's the one man who knows about her unique abilities, and that knowledge almost destroyed her and her sister years ago. Now, as Bishop arrives with his team of agents, Miranda must learn to trust him and use her abilities once more. For they're about to go on the hunt for a killer whose madness has no bounds, a killer who knows exactly how to destroy Miranda: by preying on her sister. From the Paperback edition.
After years of exile, Nick Barrett has returned to Charleston. He wants more than justice and revenge. He wants the love and inheritance that was taken from him. And he wants the truth about his childhood.
Falcon Securities Agent Brody Hawke sees the world from a tilted angle. His best friend, A.J., who saved Brody’s life is captured and diplomats are getting nowhere in his rescue. Brody takes over even though he knows his impetuous actions will ruin his career. He is not willing to abandon his friend to torture in a Mexican jungle hacienda. What’s Brody’s plan---kidnap a CIA agent and use her as bait. CIA agent Kate Stone is fighting for her job and sanity after a failed attack in Iraq. She knows the truth is out there somewhere, but can’t prove it. Her life is torn apart when Brody kidnaps her. When she and Brody reach A.J., they learn the situation is more serious and far-reaching than they’d imagined. Brody, Kate and Falcon Securities must rescue A.J. and stop the assassination of the President of the United States. Can Brody and Kate find true love in the mist of all the chaos? And can Brody accept what Kate revels about his past so he can finally reach out for a love of his own?
The price of intolerance and the healing power of forgiveness are the messages that come across in this bold and sensitive first novel from a high-school teacher. A young woman reignites a bond with the dear friend of her departed mother and strikes up another friendship with a feisty girl who has a painful secret.
Out of the Shadows Third Edition
"Out of the Shadows brings together eleven women, including the author, who tell their stories of living with a mentally ill mother. They reveal the impact this has had on their lives and their intimate relationships, and the richness that comes from making sense of their mother's madness and its influences."--BOOK JACKET.
Presents a collection of essays which examine the lives and sports of famous and not-so- famous African American men and women athletes from the nineteenth century onwards. This work includes twenty biographies that furnish perspectives on the changing status of these athletes.
First published in 1977 this accessible general overview of Canada’s contribution to the Second World War and of the war’s effect on Canada’s evolution. This revised edition incorporates new information, particularly in the realms of intelligence and cipher, allowing new interpretations of policies and operations. It also makes new judgements on Canadian generalship.
Explains the origins and rituals of the Wicca religion, includes tips and guidelines for modern-day observance and practice, and provides information to assist Wiccans facing discrimination.
Ivy Mason is no stranger to trouble--though so far she's always managed to outrun or outsmart it. Now a nasty man-made virus and an FBI manhunt have her desperate for a cure and on the run for her freedom. Even her romance with British secret agent Devon Clay may have deadly consequences, placing her squarely in the crosshairs of a shadowy international assassin, Vega. Devon is determined to take Vega out, but first he must make sure beautiful Ivy is out of danger. When she escapes FBI custody, the couple rekindles their passion and sets off on a pulse-pounding adventure across the United States and around the globe. En route, Ivy and Devon discover new truths about their nemeses--revelations that will test the limits of their love. In this thrilling conclusion to the Tangled Ivy trilogy, Ivy Mason learns that the path to justice--and love--is more complicated and fraught with danger than she ever could have imagined.
The last thing Wendy needed was another man to break her heart. Recovering from her fiance's betrayal in the remote Pacific coastal village of Shadow Ridge, Wendy Hunt is not looking for romance. Coming on the heels of her father's abandonment, this latest heartbreak has convinced her that life is less painful without love. Wendy intends to live a man-free life from now on. Of course, she never reckoned on meeting Eric Tremaine. Eric has arrived in town from Seattle to search for his estranged brother, Scott, whose last known address was in Shadow Ridge. When Eric elicits Wendy's help, she finds she is fighting her growing attraction to him. She only hopes he leaves before he steals her heart completely. As Eric and Wendy search for Scott, they face more than shifty art dealers and Canadian Mounties with secrets; they must also confront some ghosts of past hurts before they can step out of the shadows and love again."
Set in the New York colony of the 1760s, the story recounts the rise to prominence of one Caroline York. Newly-arrived from Ireland, she settles upon her uncle's farm to administer it. Besieged by unsolicited intrusions, Caroline repels them, only to suffer the mysterious death of her uncle,, after which she herself is kidnapped by a surly and arrogant British captain. Her daughter and husband conspire to find her. They enlist support from the one-remaining French garrison in the region, and a friendly Iroquois chieftain. Caroline is finally rescued. In turn she vows to literally clean up the New York frontier by seeking to change the status-quo between those with power and those held in subservience. Armed with a beguiling wit and charm, she becomes the mistress of deception and cunning as she prevails upon some of the major power brokers of the day. In due course she brings about needed changes in the New York socio-political structure. In so doing, she helps transform the colony into the standard-bearer of 18th century social justice, so carving out her own legacy.