Today, countless Christians throughout the world are plagued by unexplained poverty, calamities, and a variety of adverse circumstances. Their lives are tragically filled with heartache and desperation as they continuously struggle against overpowering temptation, physical and mental illness, and a myriad of catastrophic events. Usually they are unaware that their plight is the result of an unbroken curse that has been placed upon them and perhaps upon their families. This book will show you the necessary biblical steps to recognize, prevent, and break every type of curse.
Here is the first book in the ‘Unbroken’ Series, another wild and wicked story with a potent mix of romance and deep passion by Katelyn Skye. All Claire Taylor was looking for was an affordable apartment close to the café where she works as a waitress. So when a tiny studio apartment at the back of a Charleston mansion is up for rent, Claire jumps at the opportunity and moves in. Her new home is quaint and perfect for her right now, but it is always overshadowed by the looming presence of the mansion not far away. But what she isn’t expecting is to be struck by an overpowering attraction to her landlord – reclusive Charleston aristocrat Turner Smith, who is as mysterious as he is sexy. As he shows her around the grounds and becomes more familiar with her day by day, Claire finds herself drawn in by Turner’s dark charm and good looks. Soon this good girl from the country is caught up in a passion the likes of which she’d never imagined with the most erotic man of her dreams. But as the lovers get closer, who will try and tear them apart? And what secrets from his past will be inevitably brought to light? This series is a contemporary romance featuring searing and graphic depictions of romantic activity.
Ranching is a life of extremes, perhaps even more so on the high plains near Laramie, Wyoming. And no one knows that better than Gwen Swan, who married both her husband Will and his family ranch where she works hard beside the men and struggles to raise her two children. Meg Braeburn, who has broken away from her family's ranch, expects unrelenting hard work when she takes a job on the place neighboring the Swans'. She and her son face an uncertain future, but she is determined to leave the past behind and make a good life for them. Gwen, who understands the corrosive effects of isolation better than Meg, includes Meg in her family and community and wins Meg's gratitude and support. But there is little time for reflection on anyone's part as the wheel of the seasons grinds relentlessly onward bringing disasters and triumphs and a a rough road for all concerned. The prodigal Swan son returns and relationships shift, old resentments resurface and friendships are strained and tested as everyone finds themselves struggling against the elements and each other to continue their way of life. In this remarkable debut novel the author presents us with fully formed characters that ring as clear and true as the picture of ranch life she paints as a background for the universal struggles we all confront.
Following her mother's death in the early 1900s, thirteen-year-old Harry lives on Aunt Sarah's isolated farm, where an accident with her spirited colt, Kid, leaves her a changed young woman. Reprint.
Dorothy Lewis sat in the back seat trying to comfort her young daughters while one of the carjackers cursed and shouted for them to be quiet. As she began to pray, one of the attackers sneered: "This ain't Jesus doing this, this is Satan doing this." The two teens lived up to the billing. Dorothy, a young widow, was raped, shot in the head three times, and left for dead, and the children murdered in a crime so senseless the killers couldn't even explain it. Dorothy once told her sister, "If anything happens to the girls you might as well lock me up. "Instead, she embarked on a long, remarkable recovery. She had only one question for God: "Why was I spared?" The answer is the thing that has kept her Unbroken. Today, she offers hope and comfort to anyone facing tragedy, or what seems like a hopeless situation, in the telling of this inspirational story. Paperback; 257 pages; 9 x 6 x .5 (inches)
Young Felipe Ferrer’s life is turned upside down one day in 1518 when Hernan Cortes rides into the Ferrer stable yard in Cuba. Cortes is planning to lead his conquistadors to Yucatán and is in desperate need of horses. When Felipe’s father refuses to sell, Cortes cheats him out of his prize stallion, Majesty, and sends Ferrer to debtor’s prison. To save Felipe from the prison, Felipe’s father arranges for him to go along with Cortes as Majesty’s groom. Thus begins the greatest challenge of Felipe’s young life: Get free, get home, save the family farm and exonerate his father. Along the way he will deal with bullies, thieves and a Mayan king. He will save a prince, save a girl, and save a horse. Two previous missions westward had failed. Cuba’s Governor, Velasquez, couldn’t legally spell out what he wanted from Cordoba and Grijalva – to add to the territory over which he ruled, in addition to bringing back a treasure in gold and slaves. Cordoba brought back a few slaves, a little gold, and stories of large cities with paved streets and pyramids. But most of his men were wounded by Indian arrows and spears. Cordoba himself died of his wounds. Grijalva was more cautious. He managed to avoid injury. He mapped a bit of coastline and named a river after himself but he brought back little treasure. When Cortes was assigned to head the next expedition to the west he planned a much bigger operation – so big, in fact, that Velasquez got worried. He tried to cancel Cortes’ appointment at the last minute. Cortes sailed anyway. Based on what he learned from Cordoba and Grijalva, he had a secret weapon: horses. He knew that before the Spanish came to Cuba the native Taino people who lived there had never seen horses. And he knew that neither of the previous expeditions to the west had encountered any. Therefore, he reasoned that a trained soldier on horseback should be the equal of a hundred natives who had no idea what a horse was. But horses are scarce in the New World. Velasquez had invaded Cuba in 1511 with less than half a dozen. Seven years later, as Cortes was preparing his expedition there may have been no more than a couple hundred on the whole island. Felipe didn’t care about any of that. His father had been a scholar in Spain before fleeing to Cuba to avoid the Inquisition. He was, before his unfortunate meeting with Cortes, a humble horse rancher who had lost his Taino wife to smallpox. He was just trying to do the best he could raising and educating Felipe alone. Felipe’s mother, before she died, had taught him the secrets of the Taino. His father taught him languages. He will need all his skills to survive the Cortes expedition and get back to his father.
From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones comes the fourth and final part in the sexy, suspenseful The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series—finally revealing the long-awaited wedding between Amy and Liam. But with the explosive secret they’re hiding, will their enemies ever let them live happily ever after?For six long years I lived on the run, in fear and devastated by loss. That began to change the day I met Liam Stone, who is so much more than his money and power, and even the protection he has offered me. He is passion. He is friendship. He is love and happiness, and the man who made my enemies his own. And now with his help, the secret that drove me into hiding is buried, our enemies contained. Liam and I can finally start our life and put this behind us. The nightmare is over. Unless…it’s not.
The rebels have been disbanded, their plans ruined. Betrayed by those she trusted most, Skylar finds herself herded, along with a small group of Earthlings, into a living museum—a human zoo—on the Kemyates’ space station, subject to her captors’ every whim. Any move Skylar makes could result in the extinction of her people—but giving in means losing any hope of freedom.Meanwhile, Win returns home and evades punishment by pretending to be loyal to Kemya. But he can’t bear knowing that Skylar is imprisoned or watch his fellow Kemyates swallow the Council’s lies about Earth. He must bring the truth to the Kemyate public and see the Earthlings freed—even if it means openly challenging his world’s rulers.In this final book of the action-packed Earth & Sky trilogy, neither Skylar nor Win knows they are about to uncover an even deeper conspiracy—one that could push the future they’re fighting for completely out of reach.
Micah must protect the only woman he desires! The sexy fighter cares about Gisele, more than he admits. And he cannot deny his feelings, any longer. Gisele's beauty mesmerizes him, and when he’s with her the world is as it should be. “Gisele was the most beautiful thing he’d seen, and his heart soared. Micah didn’t know why she affected him as she did. Nor did he care. All that mattered was that Gisele was in his arms and was his. It meant so much to him, as if without her a part of him would be missing. He hadn’t felt that before, not with any woman, and the realization struck him with emotional impact.” Micah swears to protect Gisele from the threats that surround her. He must fight for the woman that has stolen his heart, and not only in the boxing ring. Series Description: Micah Rinaldi is the youngest brother in the powerful Rinaldi family. He is the wild one, and a bad boy fighter who lives on the edge. He is smitten with Gisele Shelton, a woman who vows to stay away from a risk-taker like Micah. This Rinaldi Romance (Fighting For Gisele) includes 4 sensual romance novels: UNLEASHED, UNTAMED, UNBROKEN, and UNDEFEATED
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. Appearing in paperback for the first time—with twenty arresting new photos and an extensive Q&A with the author—Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit, brought vividly to life by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand.Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award “Extraordinarily moving . . . a powerfully drawn survival epic.”—The Wall Street Journal “[A] one-in-a-billion story . . . designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid: It is amazing, unforgettable, gripping, harrowing, chilling, and inspiring.”—New York “Staggering . . . mesmerizing . . . Hillenbrand’s writing is so ferociously cinematic, the events she describes so incredible, you don’t dare take your eyes off the page.”—People “A meticulous, soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life.”—The Washington Post “Ambitious and powerful . . . a startling narrative and an inspirational book.”—The New York Times Book Review “Magnificent . . . incredible . . . [Hillenbrand] has crafted another masterful blend of sports, history and overcoming terrific odds; this is biography taken to the nth degree, a chronicle of a remarkable life lived through extraordinary times.”—The Dallas Morning News “An astonishing testament to the superhuman power of tenacity.”—Entertainment Weekly “A tale of triumph and redemption . . . astonishingly detailed.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “[A] masterfully told true story . . . nothing less than a marvel.”—Washingtonian “[Hillenbrand tells this] story with cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinter’s pace.”—Time “Hillenbrand [is] one of our best writers of narrative history. You don’t have to be a sports fan or a war-history buff to devour this book—you just have to love great storytelling.”—Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERMore people than ever before see themselves as addicted to, or recovering from, addiction, whether it be alcohol or drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, or the internet. But despite the unprecedented attention, our understanding of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century ideas, addiction as a crime or as brain disease, and in equally outdated treatment. Challenging both the idea of the addict's “broken brain” and the notion of a simple “addictive personality,” Unbroken Brain offers a radical and groundbreaking new perspective, arguing that addictions are learning disorders and shows how seeing the condition this way can untangle our current debates over treatment, prevention and policy. Like autistic traits, addictive behaviors fall on a spectrum -- and they can be a normal response to an extreme situation. By illustrating what addiction is, and is not, the book illustrates how timing, history, family, peers, culture and chemicals come together to create both illness and recovery- and why there is no “addictive personality” or single treatment that works for all.Combining Maia Szalavitz’s personal story with a distillation of more than 25 years of science and research, Unbroken Brain provides a paradigm-shifting approach to thinking about addiction.
"Steamy....complete with secrets, anger, intrigue, and love."—Publisher's WeeklyIn the latest Silver Creek romance from USA Today bestselling author Maisey Yates, former rodeo star Cade Mitchell may never ride again, but there are still a few things he can do—like care for the woman he loves.Amber Jameson has always thought of her best friend Cade as an older brother. A really hot older brother. But growing up in foster care, she learned to rely only on herself. As much as she likes stealing glances at Cade’s chiseled jaw and painted-on jeans, she resents the way he swoops in like a superhero to fix things for her.When former rodeo rival Jim Davis starts harassing Amber to sell her grandfather’s failing ranch, Cade swoops in once again. To send Jim on his way, Cade pretends to be Amber’s boyfriend, moving in to help fix the place up. With her grandfather behind the idea, Amber and Cade have to keep the charade going—whether she likes it or not.But as their make-believe romance starts to heat up, maybe Cade and Amber will learn to admit that they both could use a little saving…
A stunning repackage of a companion to Mildred D. Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, with cover art by two-time Caldecott Honor Award winner Kadir Nelson!It is a frightening and turbulent time for the Logan family. First, their friend T.J. must go on trial for murder--and confront an all-white jury. Then, Cousin Suzella tries to pass for white, with humiliating consequences. And when Cassie's neighbor, Mrs. Lee Annie, stands up for her right to vote, she and her family are driven from their home. Other neighbors are destroyed and shattered by the greed of landowners. But through it all, Cassie and the Logans stand together and stand proud--proving that courage, love, and understanding can defy even the deepest prejudice."This dramatic sequel to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a powerful novel . . .capable of touching readers of any age."—The Christian Science Monitor"A profoundly affecting novel."—Publishers Weekly
New Orleans:Where the streets swirl with jazz and beauty.Where the houses breathe with ghosts.A year ago, Rebecca Brown escaped death in a New Orleans cemetery. Now, she has returned to this haunting city. She is hoping to see handsome Anton Grey, the boy who may or may not have her heart.She is not expecting to see a ghost: a troubled blue-eyed boy who insists only Rebecca can help him. Soon Rebecca finds herself embroiled in another murder mystery from more than a century ago. But as she tries to right wrongs, she finds more questions than answers: Is she putting her friends, and herself, in danger? Can she trust this new ghost? And has she stumbled into something much bigger and more serious than she understands?
The Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. Inside you'll find 30 Daily Lessons, 20 Fun Activities, 180 Multiple Choice Questions, 60 Short Essay Questions, 20 Essay Questions, Quizzes/Homework Assignments, Tests, and more. The lessons and activities will help students gain an intimate understanding of the text; while the tests and quizzes will help you evaluate how well the students have grasped the material.
The sequel to 'Patriot Dawn: The Resistance Rises.' The flames of civil war rage across America. The totalitarian Regime remains in power, fighting against the forces of Resistance and the Southern Federation. With Russian and Chinese forces advancing, the storm of war is rising. America is in its death throes, as the forces of tyranny stamp out liberty across the country. Following the assault on Washington D.C. by the Southern Federation, Jack Berenger must escape the city with his Resistance forces. Facing overwhelming odds, fighting both the Regime and invading Russian forces, they must fight for survival, and ultimately, for freedom. The future of the Republic is bleak. The Resistance is the light against the darkness. They are the Unbroken.
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on milled, unbroken rice in China face a number of questions. Which countries are supplying milled, unbroken rice to China? How important is China compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market? How much do the imports of milled, unbroken rice vary from one country of origin to another in China? On the supply side, China also exports milled, unbroken rice. Which countries receive the most exports from China? How are these exports concentrated across buyers? What is the value of these exports and which countries are the largest buyers? This report was created for strategic planners, international marketing executives and import/export managers who are concerned with the market for milled, unbroken rice in China. With the globalization of this market, managers can no longer be contented with a local view. Nor can managers be contented with out-of-date statistics which appear several years after the fact. I have developed a methodology, based on macroeconomic and trade models, to estimate the market for milled, unbroken rice for those countries serving China via exports, or supplying from China via imports. It does so for the current year based on a variety of key historical indicators and econometric models.