James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness. From the Java-born Van Doorn family tree springs two great branches: one nurtures lush vineyards, the other settles the interior to become the first Trekboers and Afrikaners. The Nxumalos, inhabitants of a peaceful village unchanged for centuries, unite warrior tribes into the powerful Zulu nation. And the wealthy Saltwoods are missionaries and settlers who join the masses to influence the wars and politics that ravage a nation. Rivalries and passions spill across the land of The Covenant, a story of courage and heroism, love and loyalty, and cruelty and betrayal, as generations fight to forge a new world. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for The Covenant “A prodigious endeavor . . . Nowhere else could an American reader unfamiliar with South Africa get so full an understanding of its problems in so engaging a form.”—The New York Times Book Review
In a story spanning three generations, four sisters in Lancaster County witness the secrets of their tiny home community as Leah suffers from her sister Sadie's shameful loss of innocence with an English boy and finds her own dreams of love with Jonas spinning out of control.
A New Look for The Covenant Abram's Daughters is the powerful saga of four sisters, their family and community, whose way of life and faith in God are as enduring as their signature horse and buggy. Or so it seems...Book One, The Covenant, unveils the layers of deeply rooted Amish tradition as seen through the eyes of Leah and Sadie Ebersol, the two oldest, courting-age sisters. The Amish community of Gobbler's Knob holds everything Leah Ebersol has ever desired until a pact with her sister Sadie, lured by the outside world, leaves Leah clinging to God's promises.
Living in Jerusalem, Elise Margulies fears for the lives of her husband and daughter every day. Then comes the day when her worst fears come true. Cancer specialist Dr. Jonathan Margulies drives his young daughter home from her ballet recital. His bullet-ridden car is found empty on the side of the road hours later. Elise, in the last stages of a difficult pregnancy, desperately calls her grandmother Leah in America for help and unknowingly revives a decades-old oath. Over five terror and hope-filled days during which ordinary people join the front lines against terrorism, the ties that bind two generations form a powerful alliance against contemporary evil.
The covenant of Unverdus is at hand. The god of the universe has chosen his tool. Kac will be that tool to blow the Seven Trumpets of the covenant to bring about the fulfillment of the age, the last age of the earth. Kac must take his companions deep into the heart of the forest to speak with the prophet, Cornelius, only to find him having other plans, which may delay the coming darkness, but it will end. He writes letters that tells Kac and his companions of the plan Unverdus has for them. As the times for the Covenant are being unfolded, a civil war breaks out, and another dark servant rises to even greater power than the former.
Sisters Leah and Sadie Ebersol are close, but not alike. Leah loves working obediently by her father's side. Sadie is interested only in Derry, a boy from the outside world. While Sadie is testing her loyalty to her parents, Leah wonders if she can accept the man her father has chosen to be her husband.
"Have you ever questioned if God really loves you? Do you ever read the Bible and wonder if He'll really do everything He's promised--especially in your own life? This intriguing study of the ancient ritual of the blood covenant will eliminate your doubts and reassure you of just how amazing God's love really is."--Container.
A historical novel based on the story of Abraham as told in Genesis, set against a detailed picture of life as it was lived in the Euphrates valley, in the desert and in Egypt in ancient times.
His guards lay dead, scattered about the prison and the building used as their headquarters. The prisoners had escaped. Gwaum turned towards the city that in his rage, he had destroyed. If there were humans still hiding there, they would be dead now. The city was useless as a hiding place. A vengeful Gwaum turned his footsteps north, toward Mount Qui. He would pass the white peaked mountain and, using his Road of Terror, descend into Island World to wreak his vengeance. Gwaum had consumed two wizards and their craft now resided within him. He needed a third wizard to complete his transformation into omnipotence. He would search out that other wizard and do battle. The battle of the two wizards would shape the course of Island World. Thus, the forces for the final struggle had gathered. Bearl and his people struggled on the island of Eris. Arii had completed his wizard training and waited for the coming battle. He would need all his wizard craft to prevail. The end of his magic quest to destroy the monster was nearing. The Covenant is the third part of the Tale of the White Rock - A Wizard Fantasy Series. Island World is a tumultuous, magic world dominated by a fearsome beast named Gwaum. Created by the craft of the dark wizard Darnay, Gwaum terrorized Island World, consuming the human inhabitants and destroying the Six Kingdoms. The Tale of the White Rock Wizard Fantasy Series chronicles the struggle of Gwaum and his nemesis Arii during their battle to dominate Island World. There are four parts to the epic fantasy novel Tale of the White Rock. These are The Wizard of the Golden Star, the Rise of Gwaum, Promise of the White Rock and The Covenant.
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Following a productive career as a theological scholar, author, and minister, Bradford Whitfield and his wife, Nancy, retire to their hometown prepared to enjoy a life of leisure and travel. On September 11, 2001, just three months after their retirement, the terrorist attacks on American soil shock the nation, threaten world peace, and shatter the Whitfields' dreams of tranquility. As international relations continue to deteriorate, Brad is visited by his young cousin, Ezekiel Rogers, who has come to seek Brad's advice on a number of issues related to his present position with the International Coalition on Middle Eastern Affairs headquartered in Egypt. A hastily arranged flight to the Middle East plunges Brad into a world of intrigue, danger, and heart-rending tragedy as he seeks to persuade old enemies that the New Covenant's ideal of dignity and unity is the world's last, best hope for peaceful co-existence. 'Jerry Abbett has accomplished a remarkable undertaking in his latest book, The Covenant. The gripping story puts together characters most unlikely to be in any way helpful in resolving difficult international problems.' — Fr. Joseph F. Girzone
Buchanan has unlocked an interesting conflict that took place in Scripture and has important ethical implications that continue until today. There are only two passages in Scripture that report something that God reckoned to anyone as righteousness. One of these is the covenant made with Abraham that included the promises of prosperity, posterity, and the land if the people obeyed, but curses of famine, disease, wild beasts, and the sword, if they disobeyed. The other covenant was made with Phineas. It also expected to receive the promises but demanded different behavior. It was designed to repudiate the covenant made with Abraham. Buchanan has traced the results of these covenants as they were followed by the parties to the contracts from Abraham to Jesus, Paul, and Marcion in antiquity, and as far as Martin Luther King today. Originally these conflicts were played out within the borders of Palestine and according to the character of life that the contracts directed and the righteousness associated with their fulfillment.
As bombs explode across Washington, the FBI must look abroad for help[ The FBI is the most capable agency in the United States when it comes to investigating and eliminating domestic threats. But when Japanese terrorists start detonating bombs in the nation’s capital, the FBI finds itself remarkably ill equipped for the task at hand. Turning abroad for help, the Bureau finds the best man for the job: Jack Swann, Scotland Yard’s top antiterrorism expert. With this entry in his Harrison and Swann thriller series, Jeff Gulvin creates a diverse literary universe. The Covenant smoothly transitions between characters and storylines: from an English tourist’s ill-fated trip to Texas to the efforts of a secessionist militia in Oregon; from a series of deaths on Capitol Hill meant to provoke civil war to the struggles of a CIA agent to hunt down and find Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. Written before the events of September 11, The Covenant is a prescient and pointed view of international politics and espionage in the twenty-first century.
Jackie Lyons investigates a father's mysterious death, in the second installment of her ghostly mystery series When photographer and former Memphis police detective Jackie Lyons finds Sam Loftin's lifeless body in the same location where his daughter died five years earlier, there's no reason to think he didn't kill himself, too. No reason, except Jackie has just seen Sam's ghost act out the last violent moments of his life. In investigating his murder, Jackie is drawn into a tumultuous battle between wealthy and powerful suburbanites and a charismatic preacher trying to serve the poor and homeless. But a deeper mystery lurks beneath the petty rivalries and jealousies of a gated community, one that stretches back into the distant past and reaches out to snare the youngest of this generation. A secret so dark, it can only be protected by "The Covenant."
A fast-paced saga weaves fact and fiction on a journey through hundreds of years of South African history, focusing on Willem van Doorn and ten generations of his descendants as they endure the region's endless racial conflicts. Book available.
As the elevator door closed, I heard her words: Do you have a living will or directive if you were to code in this elevator?” Words that pierced my heart and would change my life forever. It was obvious she spoke these words often as they seemed to come off her lips effortlessly. How should I react? How would you react? The thoughts stirring in my head were overwhelming. Where are you, God? Speak to me. He had spoken: I just didn’t know it yet. It is a miracle. Whether you are beginning your walk with God or looking for a deeper relationship with him, you will find hope and inspiration as you read these pages. The powerful message of God’s promises brought to life through one family’s journey and the many lives it touched along the way. Prepare to feel God’s awesome power as you experience this true story. It can change your life.