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The Seasons Of Trouble Life Amid The Ruins Of Sri Lanka S Civil War

Author : Rohini Mohan
ISBN : 9789351369592
Genre : Political Science
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Over three decades, civil war instilled deep fear and hate among millions in the multi-ethnic country of Sri Lanka. In 2009, when the army finally defeated the Tamil Tigers guerrillas, about 300,000 civilians were swept up in the end game, and estimates say the death toll exceeded 40,000. Peace was celebrated. But what is an ordinary life in the aftermath of war? Rohini Mohan's searing account of three lives caught up in the devastation shows how war continues long after the cessation of hostilities. When city-bred Sarva is dragged off the streets by state forces, his mother, Indra, searches for him through the labyrinthine Sri Lankan system. Meanwhile, Mugil, once a child soldier with the Tigers, tries to rebuild her life as a civilian, hiding her past, first in refugee camps and finally in a new settlement far from her family home. Their turbulent journeys reveal the realities of day-to-day life in a tumultuous postwar world wracked by violence and mistrust. The Seasons of Trouble is the result of five years' reportage -a startling and brutal, yet beautifully written debut from a prize-winning journalist.
Category: Political Science

The Psalms Of David

Author : Donald Sheehan
ISBN : 9781630871246
Genre : Religion
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In this rendering, the Psalms become once again what they were for Christian believers from the very beginning: the hymnal of the Church. They remain, certainly, the songs of Israel: from its cries of lamentation to its shouts of exultation. But for the Christian reader, they become as well hymns of petition and praise that express both the joy and the longing of those who live 'in Christ' . . . At the same time their very language can convey to us the assurance that, as he has throughout the millennia, God hears our prayer and responds to it with boundless mercy, love, and compassion. --from the Preface by Fr. John Breck Professor Sheehan's brief introductory exposition of the Davidic roots of Psalms and the poetics of chiasmus guides us in understanding how the ruining oppositions of actual experience are held in Psalms within the musical disciplines of lyric art: held, until God Himself can be seen in the ruins: seen, and felt, and overwhelmingly and gratefully loved. The psalmist's world doesn't change as he turns his experience toward God. What changes is he himself. How he changes is toward acquiring the very mind of Christ, to which each of us is called.
Category: Religion

Morning By Morning

Author : Jim Reimann
ISBN : 9780310591825
Genre : Religion
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Charles Haddon Spurgeon was known as the Prince of Preachers, stirring audiences from his London pulpit from 1854 to 1892. Millions more who never heard him preach read his weekly sermons. Morning by Morning, one of Spurgeon’s best known classic devotionals, has now been updated in today’s language with contemporary application commentary. Look Unto Me represents some of Spurgeon’s most powerful devotions, with added Scripture references and quotes in the NIV, and contemporary commentary and insight by Jim Reimann, editor of the bestselling updated editions of Streams in the Desert and My Utmost for His Highest. This edition also includes these new features: • Scripture quotes referenced in the context of each devotion • Scripture and subject indexex • Hymn quotes referenced with composer names and dates With fresh, contemporary wording and precise NIV text, the timeless message of the original devotions flows unhindered through these pages, lending guidance and hope to a new generation of believers. It is a rich spiritual resource for every Christian who longs for a deeper walk with Christ and a fuller understanding of the Christian faith. With Scripture references from literally every book of the Bible, it makes a great tool to help believers dig more deeply into God’s Word.
Category: Religion

A Season Of Prayer

Author : Nyreia Harrington-Stephens
ISBN : 9781609572075
Genre : Religion
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-This 40 Day Devotional will inspire you and encourage you to trust God in difficult seasons. -Transformation is the outcome of A Season of Prayer 40 Day Devotional for Women! -Women from all backgrounds will enjoy this devotional and want to share this with others. -You will learn how to approach the throne of God with zeal and passion in the time of need! -Meet God in the secret place and find rest for your soul................... BEST SELLING AUTHOR NYREIA HARRINGTON-STEPHENS This is the time for God's glory to be made manifest in the earth. God is revealing his glory in His chosen servant Nyreia Harrington-Stephens. Nyreia is a servant of the living God. That service includes being a licensed Professional Christian Counselor\Therapist. While pursuing the call of God on her life; she wants to help others realize their God given potential. As a transformed vessel, her goal in life is to be a change agent in the earth, by using her past experiences of broken relationships, inner healing and restoration to help encourage others to give their life to Christ.
Category: Religion

The Sylphs Of The Seasons

Author : Washington Allston
ISBN : PRNC:32101061308902
Genre : American poetry
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Category: American poetry

The Seasons Within

Author : Leon Davis
ISBN : 9781921578069
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THE SEASONS WITHIN is an eye-opening debut novel that compels the reader to trust the unfamiliar, the unknown...to trust for that is when you shall receive. Jonathon has only just moved to New Zealand, the outlook for him feels as bleak as the frozen winter landscape until he befriends local boy Taylor. United by their youthful curiosity and appetite for mystery, they are drawn relentlessly to their meeting place- an eerie park that conceals unearthly secrets. There, under the guidance of a reclusive sage, they are given insights into Nature and the human condition as they are initiated into the Ancient Chinese teachings known as 'the Elements of Man'. The unlikely pair are propelled on a powerful quest for understanding where they encounter mystical creatures and energies. With the unfolding of the seasons, the secrets of the park and of Nature itself, are revealed to them as they teeter towards a test of their own faith and courage. The Seasons Within meshes past and present, the physical and metaphysical, to produce an enchanting tale that illuminates as it entertains.
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The Trouble With Texans

Author : Maggie Simpson
ISBN : 9781459277991
Genre : Fiction
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FAMILY MAN The more she sees Michelle Davis has come to Sotol Junction, Texas, for one reason. To check out what kind of father her ex-brother-in-law is. Michelle's sure her niece would be better off living in Boston. But this small border town and its friendly people are becoming hard to resist. The more she likes Jake Evans has made a new life for himself and his daughter. He's given up three-piece suits and corporate haircuts for denim cutoffs and a ponytail. And being a river runner—guiding rafts up and down the magnificent Rio Grande—obviously agrees with him. Her sister's ex-husband has improved in every way. He's become a real family man. He's even less hostile toward her. Until he discovers the betrayal… FAMILY MAN. He's sexy, he's single… And he's a father. Can any woman resist?
Category: Fiction

A World Of Trouble

Author : T. R. Burns
ISBN : 9781442440340
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Sometimes you find trouble, and sometimes trouble finds you. The mischief continues in the second book of a trouble-loving middle grade series! It’s Seamus Hinkle’s second semester at Kilter Academy, where he’s quickly become an ace troublemaking student. In fact, the headmistress has even entrusted him with a special assignment—one he’s forbidden to share with any of his friends. But Seamus has also come up with his own mission, and it’s a doozy. If Seamus and Lemon, Abe, and Gabby can pull off this cross-country adventure to rescue one of their own, they’ll earn extra-credit demerits for sure. And they might just learn the truth about some huge secrets the adults around them have been keeping... The second book in T.R. Burns’s Merits of Mischief series boasts the same “irresistible appeal” (BCCB) of Book One, and is sure to leave you clamoring for the next installment.
Category: Juvenile Fiction