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The Collar

Author : Tara Sue Me
ISBN : 9780451474537
Genre : Fiction
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Submissive returns with a scintillating new tale about power, danger, and jaw-dropping passion.... Nathaniel and Abby are struggling to navigate the challenging waters of their own relationship, when they get a surprising phone call from their partners in play, Dena and Jeff, who are in need of a helping hand... Seven years ago, blonde, beautiful lawyer Dena Jenkins was tired of her carefully controlled life. Desperate for something exhilarating to help her escape the pressures of her demanding job and her senator father, she joined a steamy, local BDSM club as a submissive. There she met brooding Dominant, Jeff. The attraction between them was undeniable, and, despite Dena's doubts, they couldn't stay away from each other. Except, as the years have passed, their blazing connection has proven difficult to maintain. Dena and Jeff have a history they'd rather forget, but Dena can't let go of the past, and Jeff is ready to move across the country to give her space. Now, to save their passion, they'll have to rediscover what it means to trust each other--and give themselves to each other completely...
Category: Fiction

The Collar

Author : Jonathan Englert
ISBN : 0618872140
Genre : Religion
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A journalist chronicles the spiritual odyssey of five men who choose to leave behind their former lives and careers to pursue the Catholic priesthood, offering a candid study of seminary life, the challenges of the priesthood, and the nature of a spiritual calling. Reprint.
Category: Religion

Murder By The Collar

Author : T. Jerome Miller
ISBN : 9781483547695
Genre : Fiction
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MURDER BY THE COLLAR takes a gritty street view at a murder that happens in the gospel music community of Nashville Tennessee. When detective Bridget Love, of the homicide division shows up to investigate, everyone from the pulpit to the parking lot is suspect. The FBI gets involved when they discover that there are major cargo thieves attending Nashville’s largest mega church. MURDER BY THE COLLAR, will merge the worlds of street crime, the gospel music industry, and collegiate athletics, and converge them under the roof of Malachi Baptist Church. It will also blur the lines of good and evil asking who is who, and which side are they really on. Now, when there are 30,000 members at one church, there’s no telling who’s sitting next to who, what they did last night, what they are asking forgiveness for, and what they are capable of doing tomorrow.
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The Collar

Author : Sue Sorensen
ISBN : 9781630871918
Genre : Religion
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Combining thematic analysis and stimulating close readings, The Collar is a wide-ranging study of the many ways--heroic or comic, shrewd or dastardly--Christian ministers have been represented in literature and film. Since all Christians are expected to be involved in ministry of some type, the assumptions of secular culture about ministers affect more than just clergy. Ranging across several nations (particularly the U. S., Britain, and Canada), denominations, and centuries, The Collar aims to encourage creative and faithful responses to the challenges of Christian leadership and to provoke awareness of the times when leadership expectations become too extreme. Using the framework of novels, plays, TV, and movies to make inquiries about pastoral passion, frustration, and fallibility, Sue Sorensen's well-informed, sprightly, and perceptive book will be helpful to pastors, parishioners, those interested in practical theology, and anyone who enjoys evocative literature and film.
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The Collar

Author : Frank C. Seitz
ISBN : 1598003658
Genre : Fiction
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There is nothing more tragic than a priest in love with a woman. Today's Catholic clergy stagger under momentous burdens: Emotional isolation, depression, alcoholism, pedophilia -- the list goes on. Writhing in a crisis of intimacy, priests struggle with love. They stumble, collared by how to relate to those closest to them -- their colleagues, their women, their God and themselves. Father Christopher Joyce, a middle-aged pastor, looks for the Divine in a hall of distorted mirrors, making God into his own image and likeness. While growing up Catholic, Chris purges peccadilloes in the Confessional, vomits up his First Communion on the steps of St. Anthony's Church, mindlessly memorizes the Baltimore Catechism, and learns about passion in a steamed-over Ford, the locker room and sanitized classrooms where sex is a four-letter word. Tapped to be bishop, Father Christopher wrestles with blending the minister with the man, loving two women at the same time -- Angela and Holy Mother the Church.
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The Collar

Author : Frank Seitz
ISBN : 9780983722502
Genre : Fiction
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Based on the novel by the same name, The Collar: A Musical submerges you into the passions of a collared man in love. Father Christopher Joyce, a Catholic priest, struggles with his relationship with the two women in his life: Angela and Holy Mother Church. The lilting and magical score of master composer, Eric Funk adds drama and pathos to this play that deals with Father Christopher's dilemma. Includes full musical scores of each song. A CD of the soundtrack is also available. Contact [email protected]
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The Collar And The Bracelet

Author : Yahya Taher Abdullah
ISBN : 9789774166280
Genre : Fiction
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Set in the ancient Upper Egyptian village of Karnak against the backdrop of the British campaigns in Sudan, the Second World War, and the war in Palestine, The Collar and the Bracelet is the stunning saga of the Bishari family-a family ripped apart by the violence of history, the dark conduits of human desire, and the rigid social conventions of village life. In a series of masterful narrative circles and repetitions, the novella traces the grim intrigues of Hazina al-Bishari and the inexorable destinies of her son, the exile and notorious bandit Mustafa, her daughter Fahima, tortured by guilt and secret passion, and the tragic doom of her beautiful granddaughter Nabawiya. Yahya Taher Abdullah's haunting prose distills the rhythmic lyricism of the folk story and weaves it into a uniquely modernist narrative tapestry of love and revenge that beautifully captures the timeless pharaonic landscapes of Upper Egypt and the blind struggles of its inhabitants against poverty, exploitation, and time-themes that are echoed and amplified in the short stories included in this volume, which span the breadth of Abdullah's tragically short career as one of Egypt's most brilliant writers of modern fiction.
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The Collar

Author : Frank O'Connor
ISBN : 9781497655065
Genre : Fiction
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A master storyteller explores a signature theme Over the course of his long and distinguished career, Frank O’Connor wrote many stories about priests. Some of his most iconic characters are men of the cloth, and few writers have portrayed the unique demands of the priesthood with as much empathy, honesty, and wit. This collection, edited and introduced by his widow, Harriet O’Donovan Sheehy, brings together the best of O’Connor’s short fiction on the subject. From “An Act of Charity,” the ironically titled tale of church efforts to cover up a curate’s suicide, to “The Sentry,” an exquisite blend of drama and satire sparked by the British army’s invasion of a priest’s onion patch, these sixteen stories capture the full range of pressures visited on the Irish clergy. “Peasants” is a lesson in what happens when a man of God places law and order above compassion, while “Achilles’ Heel” reveals that even a bishop can be rendered powerless by his housekeeper. “The Frying-pan” and “The Wreath” are sad and lovely portraits of priests caught between their vows of celibacy and their natural desire for human connection. In the rituals and contradictions of the priesthood, Frank O’Connor found one of his greatest motifs. The Collar showcases an artist at the peak of his powers and shines a brilliant light on a fascinating world too often hidden in shadow and sentiment.
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The Collar And The Cavvarach

Author : Annie Douglass Lima
ISBN : 9781311045126
Genre : Social Science
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Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is desperate to see his little sister freed. But only victory in the Krillonian Empire's most prestigious tournament will allow him to secretly arrange for Ellie's escape. Dangerous people are closing in on her, however, and Bensin is running out of time. With his one hope fading quickly away, how can Bensin save Ellie from a life of slavery and abuse?
Category: Social Science

The Cat In The Collar

Author : Betsy B. Hillis
ISBN : 9781452074450
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This sweet little book is a true story. Told to you from the point of view from Mr. Peepers the cat. It is truly about the love between a pet and his owner, Betsy. She invents a silly collar for Mr. Peepers to wear to keep him safe, because she loves him. And all along Mr. Peepers wears the collar because he loves her.