For thousands of years, religion has woven its way through societies and people as if it were part and parcel to that society or person. In large measure it was left unexplained and unchallenged, it simply existed. Those who attempted to challenge and expose religion were often persecuted, excommunicated, shunned, or even executed. It could be fatal to explain that which the church, priest, or imam said was unexplainable. Before the germ, viral, and parasite theory of disease, physicians had no tools to understand disease and its propagation.
"A non-theist handbook"
Why are all the major religions consumed with sex? What makes sex so important, whether Buddhism or Islam, Christianity or Mormonism? What is the impact of religion on human sexuality? This book explores this and more. It ventures into territory that has never been examined. You will be surprised at how much religion has influenced your sexuality, who you marry, the pleasure you get or don't get from sex, and what you can do about it.
"Dr. Darrel Ray's Masterpiece."
Is a thoroughly Christian and biblically informed doctrine of creation compatible with widely held conclusions of modern science, especially biology? For Darrel R. Falk, this is not just an abstract question but one with which he has personally wrestled. A professor of biology, Falk brings together his biblically based understanding of creation and the most current research in biology. The result of his efforts to acknowledge the validity of science and the authority of Scripture is a new paradigm for relating the claims of science to the truths of Christianity.
"Exactly the book I needed on this subject"
This is book 5 in the hugely successful Jack Russell: Dog Detective series. What terrier-ible thing has happened to the dogs of Doggeroo? They're missing! Then Jack finds them hiding under beds. But why? Can Jack sniff out the solution?
"Pawfully Good Fun"
Foxie is on a diet, and Jack has things on his mind. When Auntie Tidge takes delivery of boxes of sausages, Foxie is delighted, until Caterina Smith takes them all away. Foxie is determined that Jack must solve the case of the stolen sausages, but Jack, for once, isn't sure there even is a case. He and Foxie join Lord Red, Auntie Tidge, Sarge, Caterina Smith, Polly, and just about everyone else at the Doggeroo Dog and Sausage Day. There are sausages galore, and plenty of schemes and drooling dogs, but is there really a thief?
Someone is imprisoned in a horrible cage, but why is Jack trying to get caught by Ranger Johnny Wolf? What is Foxie up to? And just who is sharing Jack's basket these days? Everything is fine in Doggeroo until Sarge falls ill. Auntie Tidge is at hand to look after Jack, but Foxie is being disagreeable (again). When will Sarge be back? In no time, Jack has both a case and a moral dilemma - or even two. Is it right to leave his most dangerous enemy trussed up in a cage? And, who will mind the boy while he's off detecting?
When Jack and Sarge move to the town of Doggeroo, Jack soon notices that things are going missing. He doesn't mind when an old boot from the yard disappears, but when his squeaker bone, dinner, dinner bowl and blanket vanish, Jack knows that something sinister is afoot. Jack Russell is a dog-detective with a nose for whodunit and, though he is often hampered by the well-meaning but bumbling "Red", he always manages to sniff out his quarry in the end.
Doggeroo has been running its famous Annual Dog Show for 150 years, and this year Jack's landlord, Sarge, is one of the stewards.
Jack Russell: the detective with a nose for crime. What's happening to the collars of Doggeroo? First Shuffle the Pug gets mugged. Then the ranger catches him without a collar. So when Red's collar is stolen, Jack knows he has a case on his hands. Will an attack of the Jack-pack be enough to nobble the mugger? Can Jack get to the bottom of - The Mugged Pug.
Trump the Animal Liaison Officer has her paws full with Dr. Jeanie’s new patient. Cranky Paws, the cat hates everyone: people, dogs, cats, and other animals. Dr. Jeanie can heal her injuries, but what will happen after that? Is there anyone who can offer Cranky Paws a home? And will Cranky Paws accept?
"Cranky Paws is a hit with me"
Trump meets happy-go-lucky Motorbike Bob, the dog who believes he'll never need a vet. Meanwhile, Dr Jeanie must deal with some ponies that have sore eyes.
There's a new postman in Doggeroo - and he doesn't know the rules of the Postman Game.
Not only does he accuse Foxie of biting him, but he also calls Jack a mongrel! And when Fat Molly Cat from the Library comes to stay with Auntie Tidge, things don't get any better.
What did Jack find caught on the fence? Will it help him save the case of - The Lying Postman?
Trump has a new case when she accompanies Dr Jeanie on a visit to a mare named Helen of Troy. Helen is due to have a foal, but her close companion, Paris the Dalmatian, isn't well. How can Trump persuade Helen to put Paris’s needs before her own? And how can she persuade Paris?
Jill Russell has a secret, and Foxie is as angry as a terrier can be. Someone tossed a packet of biscuits over Foxie's fence, and Auntie Tidge took them away. This means war. Since Foxie adores Auntie Tidge he has to fight with someone else - Jack. But Foxie isn't the only dog acting strangely. Lord Red has found something interesting down at the reserve, and soon all the dogs of Doggeroo are playing hunt the biscuit. Bellyaches result, the vet is cross, and the dogs find themselves under house arrest.
A camping trip that went very bad, running for your family's very life, a writer whose words come to life in a horrible way and a magical wall, so thin it can be torn by a whisper. These are the stories that come to life and pull you inside their pages. Life is busy and there isn't always time to sit and read a 400 page novel. Inside the pages of this book, you will find stories as alive and contagious as any full length novel. The difference? The stories are 1/4 the length of the full length novel.