Xavier, Evan, and their friends have typical lives until they enter a mysterious land called Ahoratos. There they meet their guide, Ruwach, who offers wisdom and direction as the kids' initial adventure begins - an adventure filled with armor and danger and a very real enemy.
It may come as a surprise to many people, but Japan is the most running-obsessed country on Earth. A 135-mile relay race, or ekiden, is the country's biggest annual sporting event. Thousands of professional runners compete for corporate teams in some of the most competitive races in the world. The legendary "marathon monks" run a thousand marathons in a thousand days to reach spiritual enlightenment. Yet so much of Japan's running culture remains a mystery to the outside world, on par with many of the unique aspects of contemporary Japan.
Brilliant (if he does say so himself) graphic designer Ravi Tandel is ahead of the game - he's just been asked to present a top secret project at a huge conference in Seattle. All systems are go...until he learns his buttoned-up office nemesis is coming along for the ride.
In Lost Sound, Jeff Porter examines the vital interplay between acoustic techniques and modernist practices in the growth of radio. Concentrating on the 1930s through the 1970s, but also speaking to the rising popularity of today's narrative broadcasts such as This American Life, Radiolab, Serial, and The Organist, Porter's close readings of key radio programs show how writers adapted literary techniques to an acoustic medium with great effect.
A journey into Japan's fabled running culture from the award-winning author of Running with the Kenyans. Welcome to Japan, the most running-obsessed nation on earth, a place where a 135-mile relay race is the country's biggest annual sporting event. Thousands of professional runners compete for corporate teams in some of the most competitive races in the world. Marathon monks run a thousand marathons in a thousand days to reach spiritual enlightenment.
I didn't plan on him...or for him. I didn't plan on anything that had to do with Cal Donovan from Boston. Meeting him was a complete and utter surprise, taking me completely off guard. I met new people every single day in my line of work, and none of them affected me. Isn't that just the way of things? You could meet a thousand people, and they'd all mean nothing to you, but then you'd meet that one and they suddenly meant everything.
When gods fail to keep their promises there's hell to pay. Literally. After a slip of the tongue, godling Vincent Corinthos is obligated to keep his partner, Megan, "fine" forever. Enter the Keepers, who fulfill promises for a fee. Vincent agrees to their bargain, but will Megan be the one who pays the price?
In a remote, frozen corner of New Hampshire, a Navy SEAL team and the elite security experts of Troubleshooters Incorporated are going head-to-head as fierce but friendly rivals in a raid-and-rescue training exercise. Despite the frigid winter temperatures, tension smolders between veteran SEAL Petty Officer Mark "Jenk" Jenkins and former cop turned troubleshooter Lindsey Fontaine after an impulsive night goes awry.
Science confirms the distinction between the biological brain and the conscious mind. Each day, a game of mind versus matter plays out on a field defined by the problems we must solve. Most are routine, and don't demand a more mindful approach. It's when we're faced with more difficult challenges that our thinking becomes vulnerable to brain patterns that can lead us astray.
Covert agent Alyse Winters is a powerful djinni until she finds herself on the wrong end of a burn notice. Cuffed and cut off from her magic, Alyse is dumped in Philadelphia where her past is only too eager to catch up with her. Add a few supernatural murders to the mix with Alyse as the prime suspect and she's ready to do anything to get her powers back, if she can survive being human long enough to clear her name.
Do you have problems at home, school, or the workplace? Are you being tempted and tested by people and difficult conditions? This book will help you deal with numerous confusing situations, and help you cope with everyday difficulties through prayers for battle and warfare, ultimately leading through your victory as a Christian. I will show you in simple ways how we, as Christians, can stay on track (on our goal to glorify Christ) as we wade through the worries of the modern world.
History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal? Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy's arranged marriage to the wealthy René Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin.
Peter Manuel killed repeatedly, both random and targeted victims, including men, women, and children, because he enjoyed the rush. As a lifelong criminal, Manuel mainly committed property crime. That all changed when his heart was broken. The woman he'd been engaged to called off the wedding and left him, causing Peter to snap. His violence escalated then, and Peter terrorized various communities for almost two years. His cockiness had no end, and he went as far as giving a police inspector a ride.
From the introduction, by Jesus, "What I have come to teach now is that you can embody love, as I did. You can become Christ within this human life and learn to embody all that is good within you. I came to show you the beauty of your own soul and what is possible as a human. I came to show you that it is possible to be both human and divine, to be love incarnate. You are equally both. You walk with one foot in the world of form and another in the formless.
From a best-selling Catholic author! The Great Tribulation: A Catholic Perspective deals with prophecies related to the end-time and the end of the age: sacred Scripture, the doctors of the church, the mystics, and the saints. Contains many more unique minutes not found in the author's previous works on prophecy.
Breaking the Thomas Malone case was an achievement but nothing could prepare DC Angela Murphy or her colleagues for the challenge ahead. Escaped psychopathic sociopath John Baptiste is big, powerful, and totally out of control. Guided by his perverse religious interpretation of morality, he wreaks havoc. An under-resourced police department struggles to cope not only with this new threat, but also the ruthless antics of gang lord Jackie McGeachy. Pressure mounts along with the body count. Glasgow has never felt more dangerous.
Chuck Tingle is a world-renowned master of the "tingler": a story so sensual, so erotic, and so powerfully gay that it will change the whole way you look at erotic romance literature. Collected here are three such tales of the unicorn variety. Are you ready to depart on a depraved journey of gay lust that will tingle you to your very core? If so, then this explicit collection is for you. Included here are "Taken by the Gay Unicorn Biker", "My Ass Is Haunted by the Gay Unicorn Colonel", and "Pounded by the Gay Unicorn Football Squad."
Your future is in your hands. Far too many individuals wind up with next to nothing in their 401(k) account, as they never took the brief bit of time required to ensure you're going to end up with the biggest nest egg possible. The thing is, it's really not that hard! Dig into this book, and let's ensure your future becomes financially brighter and brighter with each passing day.
The world's best-selling mathematical logician clearly states and vividly illustrates the most important laws of the propositional calculus.
Are you tired of eating processed vegan burgers? Are you ready for a healthier alternative, one that's still easy to make? 42 Vegan Burgers and Sandwiches is your solution! It contains a wide variety of recipes for healthy vegan burgers and sandwiches. Perfect way to eat healthy, yet also great for a "cheat meal" night. You can keep feeling good knowing that you are feeding your body with the best nutrition.