Everlasting hell and divine judgment, a lake of fire and brimstone - these mainstays of evangelical tradition have come under fire once again in recent decades. Would the God of love revealed by Jesus really consign the vast majority of humankind to a destiny of eternal, conscious torment?
"Excellent book, poor audiobook"
Janet Morris and Chris Morris are the creators of numerous novels, stories, and works of nonfiction, as well as the editors of the Heroes in Hell series, winner of the Hugo Award. Janet is the only science fiction writer invited to participate in the Rolex fiction program, Chris is an accomplished singer-songwriter and narrator, and the Morrises are widely known for their nonfiction work on national security topics such as nonlethal weapons and Russian technology as well as their fiction and music.
"Prophetic in a particularly eerie way"
Brace yourself for enormous changes ahead. Familiar fixtures of the economic landscape, including retail stores, physical products, corporations, and even human workers, are about to be vaporized - replaced by digital information. A novel combination of new technologies are reconfiguring every economic sector and industrial system on the planet. Robert Tercek provides an essential guide to this vaporized world, with proven strategies for those who want to master the process.
"Brilliant Book, brilliant insights"
The American occupation of Japan holds a singular and problematic place in the histories both of Japan and of American foreign policy. For the Japanese, the occupation marked the transition from war to peace, from authoritarianism to democracy, and from privation to plenty, making it a passage from one of the darkest chapters in Japanese history to one of the brightest.
Trans Air flight 88 is hijacked on approach to Kennedy Airport, initiating the most terrifying hours in the lives of the passengers and crew. When the police storm the plane, killing the terrorists, everyone involved believes the nightmare is over. But it's just the beginning as a serial killer stalks the streets of New York, targeting the surviving hostages. Now it's up to NYPD lieutenant Raymond Hyte to stop the massacre.
"Tons of Suspense and Twists!"
They are an international elite unit created by NATO to carry out missions where no other could hope to succeed. A mix of Seals, Delta Force, British SAS and French, German and Polish SpecOps operators. Led by a former Navy Seal, Lieutenant Abe Talley. This is Echo Six. Even before they finish training a crisis develops that requires their unique and bloody brand of soldiering.
A raid on a drug trafficker's factory uncovers a secret that sends a cold chill through the heart of NATO. An Iranian cleric, captured in the raid, tells of a conspiracy at the heart of Ahmadinejad's Iranian government. A terrorist group, part of the Revolutionary Guard, is on a mission to acquire nuclear warheads. Weapons which will enable them to launch a conflict that would threaten the peace and security of the world, and trigger Armageddon.
Chinese Islamists are poised to strike at the heart of Asia, as they unleash a plan to create a state in the heart of China. NATO has uncovered a plan to blackmail Beijing with the threat of a genocidal attack. Uighur terrorists have created a weapon of mass destruction, and threaten to unleash it on the capital city of the most populous nation on earth if their demands are not met. Yet the threat is not just confined to China.
As one of the seminal social revolutions in human history, the French Revolution holds a unique legacy, especially in the West. The early years of the Revolution were fueled by Enlightenment ideals, seeking the social overthrow of the caste system that gave the royalty and aristocracy decisive advantages over the lower classes. But history remembers the French Revolution in a starkly different way, as the same leaders who sought a more democratic system while out of power devolved into establishing an incredibly repressive tyranny of their own.
The ISIS strategy is unchanged: to expand their bloody caliphate by means of conquest and slaughter. Yet the tide has begun to turn against the brutal regime. The Russians have arrived in force, along with their legions of aircraft and armor. In spite of this, the Mullahs ignore mounting losses and continue to send jihadi fighters to probe the Syria-Iraq border. Their intentions are clear and unequivocal. Conquer and kill.
Do you want to gain more traffic with your social media brand? With the development of social media as a platform for marketing, people now have a multitude of choices when it comes to branding on the Internet. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google Plus have millions, even billions of users. Imagine if you could establish an authority presence in a place with an audience all over the world.
North Korea has achieved a breakthrough with nuclear warheads and is about to arm their strategic missiles - weapons that could set the world ablaze. The Echo Six unit commander, Abe Talley, is ordered to take his men across the 38th Parallel. Their mission is to locate and destroy the nukes, as well as their creators. They must enter the heart of the most secretive, repressive, and brutal nation on Earth - and somehow find a way back.
"Oddly poor narration."
This information is essential for business owners of all size companies. Everything Stutz learned from her professional sales career as a top producer to becoming a top 1 percent influencer, according to Kred, is shared in this book. Personal stories, including tough lessons, are included as examples and for entertainment, too.
The Chinese have arrested a Buddhist monk on charges of espionage and sentenced him to death. Unknown to his captors, this is no ordinary monk. David Campbell is the stepson of the wealthy White House Chief of Staff. David turned his back on the trappings of Western civilization and adopted the lifestyle of a Tibetan Buddhist. The White House is adamant he must be brought home. However, they cannot involve American forces, in what would amount to an act of war on China. The solution? Echo Six.
The North Koreans have new allies in their quest to unleash a nuclear fireball on their hated neighbors. And this time, they are about to succeed. Chechen rebels possess the prize the North Koreans desire more than anything else: nuclear warheads. The deal is done and the weapons are loaded on board a train. But this is no ordinary train. The Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest railroad in the world. Destination Pyongyang.
After a blazing operation to destroy Syrian chemical weapons, it is time for Echo Six to take a well-earned furlough. Until Lieutenant-Commander Talley's girlfriend disappears in the war-torn city of Beirut. And Hezbollah kidnaps a senior member of the United Nations. NATO orders the elite Special Forces unit to locate and recover the diplomat. The trail leads to a Hezbollah refugee camp. Located on the Southern Lebanese border with Israel, it is home to some of the worst, most vicious fighters in the Middle East.
The war in Syria has become a massive, life or death struggle between two Islamic foes, the Syrian Army and the rebels. Each tries to outdo the other, with bigger and better weapons. Until they cross the line and start production of the deadly CX9 nerve gas. The time for the West to watch is over. Now it's time for direct action.
Discover what inventors, artists and other great minds have known for centuries-the secrets of sparking their own creativity and super-charging their motivation. Learn simple strategies to rid yourself of negative thinking...to awaken your positive attitude in every situation...and to think your way through complex or confusing challenges.
So what does a retired Black Ops Instructor do when the gunfire stops? Kyle Lassiter spent many years in the Marine Corps, most of them in the Black Ops program. But now he's on his own, and he's moved back to his hometown of East Pier, Maine. He set up shop in the business district, working as a private detective. Kyle takes on the case of one Buddy Bronco, a man running a trucking outfit under attack from a large conglomerate. Kyle is forced into a one-on-one showdown with one of his former students.
When Daniel Montello is 18 years old, because his family is overwhelmed with crushing financial problems, he begins working as an errand boy/clean-up person at the Huntington Social Club, a storefront in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, that is used by the De Luca crime family. That decision dramatically alters the trajectory of Daniel's life and drastically affects all of those who care about him.