A Man Above Reproach

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A Man Above Reproach

Author : Evelyn Pryce
ISBN : 1477848177
Genre : Fiction
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2013 WinnerAmazon Breakthrough Novel AwardRomanceIn 1830s London, scandalous whispers surround the pub known as the Sleeping Dove, a hidden bordello catering to nobles eager to shed the trappings of their stations. Josephine Grant knows the rumors are true — she plays piano at the Dove and is known only as the “Bawdy Bluestocking” to the pub's faithful.The reluctant Duke of Lennox is called “The Uncatchable” by society ladies, not that he cares for them or their nicknames. Elias Addison's estate was thrust upon him when his father died, and it has been little else but a burden.When a friend brings him to the Sleeping Dove in an attempt to lighten his mood, the Duke of Lennox finds himself at the Bawdy Bluestocking's piano, and together they begin to play a dangerous melody. When the Duke uncovers the truth about her, will he wish he had never heard the tune?
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Above Reproach

Author : Peggy Lively
ISBN : 9781606473733
Genre : Religion
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In its original context, I Timothy chapter 3 is directed towards overseers (or elders) and deacons in the church. This chapter includes a very detailed list of the requirements and character traits that should be present in those who seek to serve in God's house. As believers and followers of Jesus Christ, each one of us should always strive to live a life that is "Above Reproach," because it is Jesus Christ that we are representing. Therefore, this passage of scripture becomes a great measuring tool for all believers to monitor the spiritual growth in their lives. I believe this was the intent of Paul's instructions: ."I am writing you these instructions so that, if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth." I Timothy 3:14-15 This study of I Timothy 3 will help you examine each one of these attributes more deeply and challenge you to apply them to your own lives as you strive to be like Christ.
Category: Religion

Finding Faithful Elders And Deacons

Author : Thabiti M. Anyabwile
ISBN : 9781433529924
Genre : Religion
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This book lays out an application-intensive approach to seeking out and developing qualified church leaders. Thoughtful analysis of key passages in Acts and 1 Timothy are balanced with practical action points in a contemporary context.
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The Macarthur New Testament Commentary Set Of 31 Volumes

Author : John F MacArthur
ISBN : 9780802476265
Genre : Religion
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This set includes the entire collection of the MacArthur New Testament Commentary series: Matthew 1-7, Matthew 8-15, Matthew 16-23, Matthew 24-28, Luke 1-5, Luke 6-10, Luke 11-17, Luke 18-24, John 1-11, John 12-21, Acts 1-12, Acts 13-28, Romans 1-8, Romans 9-16, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians & Philemon, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter & Jude, 1-3 John, Revelation 1-11, and Revelation 12-22. The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series continues to be one of today's top-selling commentary series. These commentaries from respected Bible scholar and preacher John MacArthur give a verse-by-verse analysis in context and provide points of application for passages, illuminating the biblical text in practical and relevant ways.
Category: Religion

Brothers Stand Firm

Author : Steve Bateman
ISBN : 9781630877392
Genre : Religion
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There are pivotal moments in history when the trajectory of marriages, families, businesses, movements, and nations could go one way or another, producing very different outcomes. This is such a moment for the church in America. The need of our generation is the same as every other: a disciplined army of credible men who know, practice, and invest seven things in the next generation. This book is designed to help men get started in this most important adventure of their lives.
Category: Religion

The Making Of A Leader

Author : Frank Damazio
ISBN : 0914936840
Genre : Religion
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In his insightful book, The Making of a Leader, Frank Damazio lays out for the serious student a broad discussion of what it means to be responsible for a group of "followers.
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Timothy Philemon

Author : Knofel Staton
ISBN : 9781579106720
Genre : Religion
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Not a verse-by-verse treatment, Knofel Staton has focused more on the main ideas of the Scripture being studied, producing a work that is surprisingly comprehensive and uncomplicated as it answers the questions you want answered.
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Insights On 1 2 Timothy Titus

Author : Charles R. Swindoll
ISBN : 9781496400758
Genre : Religion
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Insights on 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus explores Paul’s Pastoral Epistles as a part of the 15-volume Swindoll’s Living Insights New Testament Commentary series. This newly revised and expanded edition draws on Gold Medallion Award–winner Chuck Swindoll’s 50 years of experience with studying and preaching God’s Word. His deep insight, signature easygoing style, and humor bring a warmth and practical accessibility not often found in commentaries. Each volume combines verse-by-verse commentary, charts, maps, photos, key terms, and background articles with practical application. The newly updated volumes now include parallel presentations of the NLT and NASB before each section. This series is a must-have for pastors, teachers, and anyone else who is seeking a deeply practical resource for exploring God’s Word.
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The Order

Author : John-Patrick Bayle
ISBN : 9780985280604
Genre : Fiction
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The Man Who Smiled

Author : Henning Mankell
ISBN : 9781595585806
Genre : Fiction
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The #1 international-bestselling tale of greed, violence, and corporate power from the master of Scandinavian noir: “One of his best” (The Times, London). After killing a man in the line of duty, Inspector Kurt Wallander finds himself deep in a personal and professional crisis; during more than a year of sick leave, he turns to drink and vice to quiet his lingering demons. Once he pulls himself together, he vows to quit the Ystad police force for good—just before a friend who had asked Wallander to look into the death of his father winds up dead himself, shot three times. Far from leaving police work behind, Wallander instead must investigate a formidable suspect: a powerful business tycoon at the helm of a multinational company engaged in extralegal activities. Ann-Britt Höglund, the department’s first female detective, proves to be Wallander’s best ally as he tries to pierce the smiling façade of the suspicious mogul. But just as he comes close to uncovering the truth, Wallander finds his own life being threatened. In this “exquisitely plotted” thriller, Henning Mankell’s mastery of the modern police procedural—which has earned him legions of fans worldwide and inspired the BBC show Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh—is on vivid display (Publishers Weekly). “This is crime fiction of the highest order.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Compelling . . . Skillfully plotted and suspenseful. . . . A thriller for the thinking reader.” —The Dallas Morning News “Mankell’s novels are a joy.” —USA Today “Absorbing. . . . In the masterly manner of P.D. James, Mankell projects his hero's brooding thoughts onto nature itself.” —The New York Times “Wallander is a loveable gumshoe. . . . He is one of the most credible creations in contemporary crime fiction.” —The Guardian
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Moneybags

Author : Tulley Holland
ISBN : 9781469120942
Genre : Fiction
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In the early 1980's, a violent kidnapping leaves several people dead on the C&O Canal Towpath near Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Several days later, a parachutist is found dead, hanging upside down from a tree in the Virginia countryside. The two events seem unrelated, especially to Will MacKenzie, the man who discovers the dead parachutist while walking his dog. MacKenzie, a Viet Nam veteran, is familiar with parachutes, but is puzzled by the color of the parachute as well as the color of the parachutists clothing: all colors are black and the face of the dead man is covered in black camouflage. Additional black parachutes are found by his dog nearby, but these are attached to heavy, black duffle bags. A wrapped packet of hundred dollar bills is partially exposed, next to a small rip in one of the bags. This discovery could change his life, as he is struggling to recover from alcoholism and depression, problems that have caused him to lose his job, his family, and his friends. Faced with a choice of reporting his gruesome find to the authorities, or keeping the bags that may hold a great deal of money, MacKenzie takes the duffle bags to his mountain cabin to examine their contents without being disturbed. He is unaware that his lucky find is part of a large ransom payment. MacKenzies decision to keep the moneybags triggers a trail of violence, as killers from the Mafia, a D.C. drug gang, and a Colombian Drug Cartel, form an unholy alliance to search for the missing ransom. The cast of characters includes the veteran who is trying to rebuild his life, and a woman of wealth, privilege, and power, who find each other as they attempt to escape the tentacles of a billion dollar Drug Empire. A corrupt deputy sheriff and a philanthropist with a secret stand in their way.
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Escape From Innocence

Author : Mary Haskell Curtis
ISBN : 9780595374809
Genre : Fiction
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Ellie Homans, artist and wife of a prominent surgeon, lives in sumptuous luxury in a Boston suburb. Senator Alexander Lindsay, of Bostonian aristocracy, is vital, handsome, and politically powerful. But privilege has shielded neither from loveless marriages. Together they find a passionate commitment that submerges their mutual devotion to fidelity and personal integrity. The discovery of their affair leads Ellie s husband to devise a life-threatening method to imprison his wife in her unwanted marriage. He unwittingly passes his vendetta to his daughter, whose fury brings mother and daughter to the brink of disaster. Ellie s escape from innocence to costly awareness leads her to the realization that love, no matter how mature, can have a dreadful price. A woman finally discovers what she wants and what it costs. Ellie Homans keeps a running tally of "shoulds" in her mind, a list of her failures as the wife of an eminent surgeon from one of Boston's first families and mother to a son following in his father's footsteps and a daughter who hates her. The list is a catalog of battles she's lost over the years, from the decoration of the house to where her daughter Annie should go to college. Curtis (Song for a Lifetime, 1999) unfolds this romantic drama set among the New England aristocracy with an assured hand. Rich, engaging characters demonstrate that love often comes at a high price. -Kirkus Discoveries"
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He S Hot She S Hot

Author : Jeramy Clark
ISBN : 9780307565433
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Don’t Get Burned by Your Choice of Date (or Mate) Everyone who wants to date or get married is looking for someone who’s “hot.” In the language of the world, “hot” refers to someone who is sexy or attractive. But according to Jeramy Clark, author of the bestseller I Gave Dating a Chance, and his wife and coauthor Jerusha Clark, a new definition of the word can provide you with an easy-to-use standard for applying God’s wisdom in one of the most challenging areas of your life. LEARN TO DEVELOP DEEPER RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE OPPOSITE SEX IN A GODLY WAY. DISCOVER THE SECRET TO HEALTHY DATING AND MARRIAGE DEVELOP A BIBLICAL STRATEGY FOR CHOOSING THE “RIGHT” PERSON–AS A DATE, OR AS A HUSBAND OR WIFE. Find out why you should look for someone who is truly H.O.T. (holy, outrageous, trustworthy), and see how you can develop the qualities that will both please the Lord and attract the man or woman of your dreams in He’s H.O.T., She’s H.O.T.
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Elders And Leaders

Author : Gene A. Getz
ISBN : 1575675277
Genre : Religion
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Strong leadership in the church is exactly what God had in mind. However, very few people, Gene Getz believes, understand the biblical pattern for church leadership. He has written Elders and Leaders to unravel the mystery and alleviate the confusion surrounding this critical topic. In the first part of the book, Getz lays the historical and biblical groundwork for the position of elder. In the second part, he shares how he has applied or has seen these principles applied over the years.
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Not My Son Not On Mother S Day

Author : Theresa Dove-Waters
ISBN : 9781465322258
Genre : Self-Help
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Not My Son, Not on Mothers Day is a true-to-life story about a mother and son who were both going through a life-altering personal struggle. The mother was struggling with a call to preach, and the son was struggling with substance abuse, which started at a very young age.
Category: Self-Help

Parties And Elections In America

Author : Louis Sandy Maisel
ISBN : 0742526704
Genre : Political Science
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Thoroughly revised and updated, the fourth edition of this classic text is still the most comprehensive and readable text available. Covering all aspects of the electoral process from historical roots to election year 2004, the authors bring life to parties long declared dead and first-hand experience running for office to the sometimes grueling campaign trail. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Category: Political Science

Above Reproach

Author : Janis Flores
ISBN : 0449134202
Genre : Fiction
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America's first female vice president endures the fallout from her ambitious political career--a failed marriage, rebellious children, and the scandal of her infidelity with a U.S. senator
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Tarnished Men

Author : Hagler
ISBN : 9781477153994
Genre : Fiction
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EVERYONE NEEDS A HERO In the heart of the Cape flats, gangsters and drug dealers hold communities hostage. The average Cape Malay is not the go meekly into the darkness sort of person. They have a history of hardship, brutality and a stubborn determination not be subjugated. So it should come as no surprise that the anti-drug committees in various suburbs on the Cape Flats are developing a stronger more violent rhetoric. And when they are hijacked by a radical religious sect, lit fuses becomes more than just a clich. Linda Chambers has a nine year old daughter -Lisa who is being stalked by a dangerous predator and the police refuse to help. In desperation she turns to her brother, he is street smart and he knows people. Or rather he knows Iron. As Iron delves deeper he finds things are not what they seem is it ever? The predator stalking Lisa is not acting alone; he is connected and protected, pitting Iron against a criminal organisation that will stop at nothing to carve out a niche in the Cape Flats underworld. And whats the connection between religious fanatics who want to recruit Iron and an Imam with ties to the underworld? Set in Cape Town, Tarnished Men is a non-stop ride through a post-apartheid South Africa, still brimming with hate and resentment. What they said about Reaching Discontent by Hagler: Reaching Discontent is a powerful new novel from a man who understands a world most of us will never experience. You get a very engaging story and the characters are not one dimensional - each of them have their own demons and the actions they take have consequences, sometimes dire, to those they love - eBook of the Month Club. Recommended reading! Benjamin Jones Author of the Humanities Ultimate Battle Series a rip-roaring, blood-soaked adventure storyReaching Discontent is much more than its street fighting. Its a well-crafted, lavishly descriptive novel -Shafiq Morton Surfing Behind the Wall blog spot.
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A Love Undone

Author : Cindy Woodsmall
ISBN : 9780307730015
Genre : Fiction
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A husband and son abandoned to forge a path alone. A young woman who sacrificed her dreams. How will the God of grace and hope help them find their way? At nineteen years old, Old Order Amish Jolene Keim was on the brink of happily-ever-after when everything changed, stealing the future she expected and burdening her with an unbearable decision. For the next ten years, Jolene throws herself into family life—and then she meets Andy Fisher. The horse trainer and father to a sweet nine year-old challenges her and holds up a mirror to issues Jolene has been unwilling to face. Andy is cautious about his deepening friendship with Jolene, but he believes she knows the truth about him – that he is a grass widower. As a man whose wife has abandoned him six years past, he is unable to divorce or remarry according to the Amish ways. Andy has wrestled with God concerning his reality, and he had found peace with the solitary future facing him…until he met Jolene. As Andy and Jolene find themselves confronted by difficult choices, will they trust in God's guidance—or will the allure of their deepening friendship only lead to further temptation?
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