The Father The Son And The Pyjama Wearing Spirit

Author: Dominic Garcin
Publisher: Garnet Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781859643679
Size: 31.34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 3654

Download Read Online

The Father The Son And The Pyjama Wearing Spirit. There is something extraordinary about Cambridge philosophy student Gian Paolo Friedrich. From the strange visions that people have in his presence, to his uncanny ability to touch the hearts of total strangers, Gian Paolo is not like other people. Unnervingly enigmatic, he claims to be ‘newer’; to experience feelings that nobody else has ever felt before. Is he a superior being, or is he psychotic? Psychiatrist Joy Small is treating Gian Paolo, and diagnoses him with early-stage psychosis. But as the events around her become extraordinary, she starts to question this initial diagnosis and wonders if Gian Paolo actually does have some kind of divine power. The question of who he really is becomes an obsession for her. Until she finds the answer, she won’t know whether to publish the anti-Christian creed he claims will save mankind, or whether to bury his ideas quietly in a file. If he is a Homo superior, his deconstruction of Christianity is a revelation, but if he’s psychotic, her Catholic beliefs are safe. Through this novel the author presents his alternative philosophy on creation and the evolution of humankind. The possibility that Gian Paolo could be the second coming of Christ creates space for a series of taboo-shattering satires, such as the analogy between Gian Paolo’s relationship with his father and that of Man to God. The novel challenges the biblical vision of heaven on earth, as Gian Paolo reveals his wish that science would isolate the extraordinary elements of DNA that he believes he possesses and use them to engineer generations of super-beings, who will in turn make the world into paradise.

In Chains Of The Crosier

Author: Onyeomabueze Uba
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 149312224X
Size: 30.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 6708

Download Read Online

In Chains Of The Crosier. Uchenna Achebe was born out of wedlock into the cold arms of poverty. He grew up in the abandoned forest of Amigbo. His life testified to the reality of the changing nature of human fortunes as Uchenna later became one of the strongest pillars of his society. Serving as a parish priest at one of the parishes in Offornaogu, he encountered the light and the dark. In a bid to unravel the mystery surrounding the prophecies of the gods, he found himself in a dilemma; to choose between the quest and the desire The desire, having occupied the innermost part of his thought, became his undoing and the forces of the dark which he set to destroy turned him into an unwilling tool against the light. An illegitimate child deemed unworthy of the gods might be his only hope if the prophecies of the gods had anything to go by. The stage was set for a showdown; only the gods could foresee the chains hidden in the desire of the crosier.

Der Junge Im Gestreiften Pyjama

Author: John Boyne
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104010544
Size: 62.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 5375

Download Read Online

Der Junge Im Gestreiften Pyjama. Die Geschichte von »Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama« ist schwer zu beschreiben. Normalerweise geben wir an dieser Stelle ein paar Hinweise auf den Inhalt, aber bei diesem Buch - so glauben wir - ist es besser, wenn man vorher nicht weiß, worum es geht. Wer zu lesen beginnt, begibt sich auf eine Reise mit einem neunjährigen Jungen namens Bruno. (Und doch ist es kein Buch für Neunjährige.) Früher oder später kommt er mit Bruno an einen Zaun. Zäune wie dieser existieren auf der ganzen Welt.

The Prince

Author: Vito Bruschini
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451687206
Size: 80.57 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 227

Download Read Online

The Prince. Based on a true story, The Prince is a “complex, informed, and intelligent saga” (Kirkus Reviews) about the web of love, betrayal, and murder that forged the most powerful criminal organization in history—the Mafia. In this remarkable novel, author Vito Bruschini brilliantly evokes the charismatic figure of Prince Ferdinando Licata, a wealthy Sicilian landowner who uses his personal power and charm to placate Sicilian peasants and fight off Mussolini’s fascists. As tensions rise in Italy during the 1930s, with increasingly violent consequences, Licata attracts many friends and even more enemies. Eventually implicated in a grisly murder, the prince flees to America, where he ends up navigating a turf war between Irish and Italian gangs of the Lower East Side. Violence explodes in unexpected ways as Licata gains dominance over New York, with the help of a loyal townsman with blood ties to the prince who is forced to abandon his fiancée in Sicily. The two men return to their native land at the height of World War II in an outrageously bold maneuver engineered by Licata and mobster Lucky Luciano. Both the prince and his kinsman assist US naval intelligence during the invasion of Sicily and, once they are back on their native soil, they proceed to settle unfinished business with their enemies and unravel old secrets in a stunning and sinister finale. Through a spellbinding story and unforgettable characters, Bruschini depicts in visceral detail the dark intertwining roots of loyalty and betrayal, poverty and privilege, secrets and revelations that contributed to the rise of the Mafia in Sicily and America.

The Selector Of Souls

Author: Shauna Singh Baldwin
Publisher: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 0307362949
Size: 21.99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 1642

Download Read Online

The Selector Of Souls. The Selector of Souls begins with a scene that is terrifying, harrowing and yet strangely tender: we're in the mid ranges of the Himalayas as a young woman gives birth to her third child with the help of her mother, Damini. The birth brings no joy, just a horrible accounting, and the act that follows--the huge sacrifice made by Damini out of love of her daughter--haunts the novel. In Shauna Singh Baldwin's enthralling novel, two fascinating, strong-willed women must deal with the relentless logic forced upon them by survival: Damini, a Hindu midwife, and Anu, who flees an abusive marriage for the sanctuary of the Catholic church. When Sister Anu comes to Damini's home village to open a clinic, their paths cross, and each are certain they are doing what's best for women. What do health, justice, education and equality mean for women when India is marching toward prosperity, growth and becoming a nuclear power? If the baby girls and women around them are to survive, Damini and Anu must find creative ways to break with tradition and help this community change from within.

Living In Harry S World

Author: Denis Deasy
Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing
ISBN: 1786237040
Size: 67.29 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 4476

Download Read Online

Living In Harry S World. Harry is a twelve-year-old autistic boy, who also has ADHD. His father, David, has sole custody of Harry. David’s ex-wife, Laura, had a breakdown due to the stress of bringing up Harry. David takes time off to spend some time with his son, but struggles to cope with Harry’s behaviour. To add to their anxiety Harry will be singing at the Royal Festival Hall as part of a special needs group, even though he hates singing and people clapping too loud. Will he be able to hold it together in front an audience of two and a half thousand?

Praying

Author: John Piippo
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1512737364
Size: 78.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 6605

Download Read Online

Praying. Every follower of Jesus is called to have a praying life. But many confess that they are too busy to pray. This book is a record of observations, experiences, reflections, and biblical and theological conclusions, written by a busy pastor who discovered praying as a conversation with God that has lasted for forty years. It is also a challenge to pray, and a call to a praying lifestyle. The conviction of the author is that what the Church most needs today is to recover praying as a relationship with God, and not as a duty to God. This book will inspire you to experience prayer, not as something we have to do, but as something we cannot do without.

Angelica

Author: Andrew Gould
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 168289357X
Size: 13.86 MB
Format: PDF
View: 1267

Download Read Online

Angelica. What if a possessed child was the world’s only hope for salvation? In the small town of Angelica, New York, it is discovered that a ten-year-old boy named Kyle Tompkins is possessed—not by some evil spirit, but by the angel Gabriel. The angel is not hurting the child; he is trying to warn those around him that the child is part of a prophecy and that there is a gathering storm that seeks to kill the boy. When it is discovered one of Kyle’s own family members is part of the conspiracy against him, his mother takes him and flees along with their pastor, Michelle Heller, and a Franciscan Friar, Daniel LaBeau. They soon learn the depth of their adversaries’ organization as they flee from one sanctuary to another with killers seemingly always encircling them. As they continue to seek safe refuge, they search for answers: What makes Kyle so special and why do so many people want him dead? As they discover the truth behind what is happening, they learn just how daunting their mission truly is and how important it is for them to succeed. Angelica is a supernatural thriller that cites biblical verses, as well as written sources on angelogy, demonology, and eschatology to provide an enriching look at the supernatural beyond that of most contemporary fiction. Angelica is also a message for people of faith in dark and troubling times and perhaps a guiding light to lead the way out of the darkness.

Howling For Justice

Author: Rebecca Tillett
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816513384
Size: 66.66 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 4606

Download Read Online

Howling For Justice. "This book is a collection of essays by international scholars celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Silko's novel, Almanac of the Dead, and addressing those ongoing demands for justice. It offers new responses to Almanac's sociocultural, historical, and political contexts, and includes a new interview with Silko in which she reflects on the twenty years since the novel's publication"--