Can God be Trusted? by John Gordon Stackhouse

Can God be Trusted?
  • Title : Can God be Trusted?
  • Author : John Gordon Stackhouse
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0195137914
  • Pages : 196
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  • Language : English
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Why does an all-powerful, all good God allow evil to happen? This book offers a lucid and accessible overview of this intractable problem. It presents the reflections of classical and contemporary thinkers, and gives clues as to how God governs the cosmos, while arguing that a comprehensive explanation is not available. Instead, it asks whether God can be trusted in spite of evil and suggests why the reply can ultimately be "Yes".


Can God Be Trusted? by John G. Stackhouse Jr.

Can God Be Trusted?
  • Title : Can God Be Trusted?
  • Author : John G. Stackhouse Jr.
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN Code : 0830828869
  • Pages : 219
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  • Language : English
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In a world riddled with disappointment, malice and tragedy, what rationale do we have for believing in a benevolent God? Without brushing aside serious problems, John Stackhouse affirms that this world is the world we actually need and points to the Christian promise of transformation.


Humble Apologetics by John Gordon Stackhouse

Humble Apologetics
  • Title : Humble Apologetics
  • Author : John Gordon Stackhouse
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0195307178
  • Pages : 262
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  • Language : English
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Publisher description: Is it still possible, in an age of religious and cultural pluralism, to engage in Christian apologetics? How can one urge one's faith on others when such a gesture is typically regarded with suspicion, if not outright resentment? In Humble Apologetics John G. Stackhouse brings his wide experience as a historian, philosopher, journalist, and theologian to these important questions and offers surprising--and reassuring--answers. Stackhouse begins by acknowledging the real impediments to Christian testimony in North America today and to other faiths in modern societies around the world. He shows how pluralism, postmodernism, skepticism about our ability to know the truth, and a host of other factors create a cultural milieu resistant to the Christian message. And he shows how the arrogance or dogmatism of apologists themselves can alienate rather than attract potential converts. Indeed, Stackhouse argues that the crucial experience of conversion cannot be compelled; all the apologist can do is lead another to the point where an actual encounter with Jesus can take place. "Our objective," Stackhouse writes, "is to offer whatever assistance we can to our neighbors toward their full maturity: toward full health in themselves and in their relationships, and especially toward God." In the last part of the book, he shows how an attitude of humility, instead of merely trying to win religious arguments, will help believers offer their neighbors the gift of Christ's love. Drawing on the author's personal experience and written with an engaging directness and humility, Humble Apologetics provides sound guidance on how to share Christian faith in a postmodern world.


Making the Best of It by John G. Stackhouse Jr.

Making the Best of It
  • Title : Making the Best of It
  • Author : John G. Stackhouse Jr.
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780199721320
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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What should be the Christian's attitude toward society? When so much of our contemporary culture is at odds with Christian beliefs and mores, it may seem that serious Christians now have only two choices: transform society completely according to Christian values or retreat into the cloister of sectarian fellowship. In Making the Best of It, John Stackhouse explores the history of the Christian encounter with society, the biblical record, and various theological models of cultural engagement to offer a more balanced and fruitful alternative to these extremes. He argues that, rather than trying to root up the weeds in the cultural field, or trying to shun them, Christians should practice persistence in gardening God's world and building toward the New Jerusalem. Examining the lives and works of C. S. Lewis, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer for example and direction, Stackhouse suggests that our mission is to make the most of life in the world in cooperation with God's own mission of redeeming the world he loves. This model takes seriously the pattern of God's activity in the Bible, and in subsequent history, of working through earthly means--through individuals, communities, and institutions that are deeply flawed but nonetheless capable of accomplishing God's purposes. Christians must find a way to live in this world and at the same time do work that honors God and God's plan for us. In an era of increasing religious and cultural tensions, both internationally and domestically, the model that Stackhouse develops discourages the "all or nothing" attitudes that afflict so much of contemporary Christianity. Instead, he offers a fresh, and refreshingly nuanced, take on the question of what it means to be a Christian in the world today.


Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith by N.A

Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith
  • Title : Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith
  • Author : N.A
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The Wind That Destroys and Heals by Stephen E. Broyles

The Wind That Destroys and Heals
  • Title : The Wind That Destroys and Heals
  • Author : Stephen E. Broyles
  • Publisher : Shaw
  • ISBN Code : 9781578566532
  • Pages : 144
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  • Language : English
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Why would a loving, all-powerful God allow so much pain and suffering? It’s a question everyone asks–from skeptics to spiritual seekers to confirmed believers. In The Wind That Destroys and Heals, theologian and educator Stephen Broyles wrestles with it personally, powerfully, and poignantly. After enduring the horror of his young wife’s death, Broyles interrogated the Scriptures to find a reasonable explanation for his devastating loss. In this book he supplies the coordinates readers need to track God through the darkest, most broken stretches of life. God is there in all of it, and it’s possible for us to locate him even when the thickening darkness dims our sight. Like the psalmists of the Hebrew Scriptures, Broyles challenged God to explain himself, to demonstrate why in heaven’s name any sane person should trust God. And he received an answer–though not the one he expected: God is a Wind that could easily destroy us but who also holds out the only promise for our healing. We understand our undoing only in light of who God is. And we find our ultimate healing only in God.


The Blue Sapphire of the Mind by Douglas E. Christie

The Blue Sapphire of the Mind
  • Title : The Blue Sapphire of the Mind
  • Author : Douglas E. Christie
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199986649
  • Pages : 488
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  • Language : English
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"There are no unsacred places," the poet Wendell Berry has written. "There are only sacred places and desecrated places." What might it mean to behold the world with such depth and feeling that it is no longer possible to imagine it as something separate from ourselves, or to live without regard for its well-being? To understand the work of seeing things as an utterly involving moral and spiritual act? Such questions have long occupied the center of contemplative spiritual traditions. In The Blue Sapphire of the Mind, Douglas E. Christie proposes a distinctively contemplative approach to ecological thought and practice that can help restore our sense of the earth as a sacred place. Drawing on the insights of the early Christian monastics as well as the ecological writings of Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, and many others, Christie argues that, at the most basic level, it is the quality of our attention to the natural world that must change if we are to learn how to live in a sustainable relationship with other living organisms and with one another. He notes that in this uniquely challenging historical moment, there is a deep and pervasive hunger for a less fragmented and more integrated way of apprehending and inhabiting the living world--and for a way of responding to the ecological crisis that expresses our deepest moral and spiritual values. Christie explores how the wisdom of ancient and modern contemplative traditions can inspire both an honest reckoning with the destructive patterns of thought and behavior that have contributed so much to our current crisis, and a greater sense of care and responsibility for all living beings. These traditions can help us cultivate the simple, spacious awareness of the enduring beauty and wholeness of the natural world that will be necessary if we are to live with greater purpose and meaning, and with less harm, to our planet.


The University of Chicago Magazine by N.A

The University of Chicago Magazine
  • Title : The University of Chicago Magazine
  • Author : N.A
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"A God of Justice?" by Qiana J. Whitted

  • Title : "A God of Justice?"
  • Author : Qiana J. Whitted
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  • Pages : 220
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  • Language : English
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Focusing on the representations of spiritual crisis in twentieth-century African American fiction and autobiography, Qiana J. Whitted asks how some of the most distinguished writers of this tradition wrestle with the inexplicable nature of God and the experience of unmerited natural and moral sufferings such as racial oppression. Although this spiritual and existential dilemma of "the problem of evil" is not unique to African Americans, writers such as Countée Cullen, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Ernest Gaines, Alice Walker, and Toni Morrison offer paradigmatic examples of it in black life and culture after World War I. Whitted argues that these spiritual struggles so often articulated through the cry for divine justice are central to an understanding of modern black literary engagements with religion. Chapters explore the discourse of religious doubt and questioning through the crucified black Christ and the mourner's bench tropes, womanist spiritual infidelity, and the humanist improvisations of blues narratives. For too long, the author contends, literary critics have explained this suffering through platitudes of endurance and communal redemption, valorizing problematic notions of unquestioned faith and self-sacrifice. By questioning what is at stake for African Americans who call for divine justice, Whitted challenges the assumptions about African American religiosity by revealing an alternative tradition of narrative dissent and philosophical engagement. In doing so, she broadens the horizons of critical inquiry in black literary and cultural studies.


Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association by American Philosophical Association

Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association
  • Title : Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association
  • Author : American Philosophical Association
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  • Pages : N.A
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List of members in v. 1- .


Canadian Book Review Annual by N.A

Canadian Book Review Annual
  • Title : Canadian Book Review Annual
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The British National Bibliography by Arthur James Wells

The British National Bibliography
  • Title : The British National Bibliography
  • Author : Arthur James Wells
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  • Pages : N.A
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Canadian Books in Print by N.A

Canadian Books in Print
  • Title : Canadian Books in Print
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Index to Book Reviews in Religion by N.A

Index to Book Reviews in Religion
  • Title : Index to Book Reviews in Religion
  • Author : N.A
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Sit on Our Hands, or Stand on Our Feet? by Roger Philip Abbott

Sit on Our Hands, or Stand on Our Feet?
  • Title : Sit on Our Hands, or Stand on Our Feet?
  • Author : Roger Philip Abbott
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1610976703
  • Pages : 456
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  • Language : English
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The aim of Sit on Our Hands, or Stand on Our Feet is not to present a theology that explains disasters. In fact there is no such theology. Nor is this work primarily for those who are responded to; it is not part of the theological 'grab bag' that Christian responders carry with them to use for the benefit of casualties. It is more a part of the Christian's engaged practical theological apprenticeship prior to, and during, a response. This book represents the role of the practical theologian, who empowers the church community's legitimation and contribution in disaster response, and who encourages individual Christians--whose calling into particularly relevant professions, whose natural skills and/or professional training, could find them placed in a major incident responding status (paid or voluntary)--doing their work as unto the Lord. It is a serious must-read for any Christians who have hearts heavy with compassion but who are not sure what to do or why when disaster strikes.


First Things by N.A

First Things
  • Title : First Things
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Evangelical Landscapes by John G. Jr. Stackhouse

Evangelical Landscapes
  • Title : Evangelical Landscapes
  • Author : John G. Jr. Stackhouse
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • ISBN Code : 1441241884
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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Evangelical Landscapes presents a wide-ranging discussion of evangelical growing pains as the movement confronts a variety of challenges in the new millennium.


Quill & Quire by N.A

Quill & Quire
  • Title : Quill & Quire
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Books & Culture by N.A

Books & Culture
  • Title : Books & Culture
  • Author : N.A
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American Book Publishing Record by N.A

American Book Publishing Record
  • Title : American Book Publishing Record
  • Author : N.A
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Record of Christian Work by Alexander McConnell,William Revell Moody,Arthur Percy Fitt

Record of Christian Work
  • Title : Record of Christian Work
  • Author : Alexander McConnell,William Revell Moody,Arthur Percy Fitt
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  • Pages : N.A
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Includes music.


Canadian Periodical Index by N.A

Canadian Periodical Index
  • Title : Canadian Periodical Index
  • Author : N.A
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The Westminster Review by N.A

The Westminster Review
  • Title : The Westminster Review
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Church of England magazine [afterw.] The Church of England and Lambeth magazine by N.A

The Church of England magazine [afterw.] The Church of England and Lambeth magazine
  • Title : The Church of England magazine [afterw.] The Church of England and Lambeth magazine
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Church of England Magazine by N.A

The Church of England Magazine
  • Title : The Church of England Magazine
  • Author : N.A
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Religion and the Challenge of Philosophy by Joe E. Barnhart

Religion and the Challenge of Philosophy
  • Title : Religion and the Challenge of Philosophy
  • Author : Joe E. Barnhart
  • Publisher : A Littlefield Adams Quality Paperbacks
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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This book seeks a conception of God that will sastisfy inquiring twentieth-century minds. Carefully, it sorts out the evidence that has been given for the existence of a deity -- the word of Sacred Scriptures, the logical proofs of Anselm and others, and the witness of those who claim mystical experience -- and separates what can be believed from what cannot. It then explores what this deity could be like. Can we credit the all-powerful Calvinist and Islamic God who is above and separate from his creation? The author seeks further -- on to the more subtly-conceived Gods of Spinoza, Kierkegaard, and such philosophers of our own time as A.N. Whitehead, E.S. Brightman, and Charles Hartshorne. Many topics of particular interest today -- "paranormal" phenomena; miraculous healing and exorcism; drugs, psychosurgery, and brain-washing; and ideas on karma -- are brought in as the author proceeds to his stimulating conclusions. [Back cover].


Why, God? by Burton Z. Cooper

Why, God?
  • Title : Why, God?
  • Author : Burton Z. Cooper
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780804207317
  • Pages : 126
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  • Language : English
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This book is a sensitive inquiry for anyone who has ever suffered and who wants to think through it theologically. It is a compassionate resource for coming to grips with pain, suffering, and evil.


NIV Life Application Study Bible, Third Edition (Leatherlike, Brown/Tan) by Tyndale

NIV Life Application Study Bible, Third Edition (Leatherlike, Brown/Tan)
  • Title : NIV Life Application Study Bible, Third Edition (Leatherlike, Brown/Tan)
  • Author : Tyndale
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 1496439422
  • Pages : 2496
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  • Language : English
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"Today's #1-selling study Bible, the Life Application Study Bible has been significantly expanded and thoroughly updated. The relevant notes not only explain difficult passages and give information on Bible life and times, but go a step further to show you how to "take it personally," speaking to every situation and circumstance of your life! It includes over 10,000 Life Application notes and features designed to help readers apply God's truth to everyday life. The new 2-color interior provides the user a fresh and innovative Life Application reading experience, too!"--


The Cumulative Book Index by N.A

The Cumulative Book Index
  • Title : The Cumulative Book Index
  • Author : N.A
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The Canadian Who's who by N.A

The Canadian Who's who
  • Title : The Canadian Who's who
  • Author : N.A
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Philosophy of Religion by Stuart Brown,Stuart C. Brown

Philosophy of Religion
  • Title : Philosophy of Religion
  • Author : Stuart Brown,Stuart C. Brown
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780415212380
  • Pages : 199
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  • Language : English
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Philosophy of Religionprovides an introduction to philosophical thinking about central aspects of religion.


Facing the Challenge of Crisis and Change by Edwin Louis Cole

Facing the Challenge of Crisis and Change
  • Title : Facing the Challenge of Crisis and Change
  • Author : Edwin Louis Cole
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  • ISBN Code : 9781562920128
  • Pages : 150
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  • Language : English
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New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics by Walter Campbell Campbell-Jack,Gavin McGrath,C. Stephen Evans

New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics
  • Title : New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics
  • Author : Walter Campbell Campbell-Jack,Gavin McGrath,C. Stephen Evans
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781844740932
  • Pages : 779
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  • Language : English
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Publisher's description: The New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics is a must-have resource for professors and students, pastors and laypersons - in short, for any Christian who wishes to understand or develop a rational explanation of the Christian faith in the context of today's complex and ever-changing world. Including hundreds of articles that cover key topics, historic figures and contemporary global issues relating to the study and practice of Christian apologetics, this handy one-volume resource will make an invaluable addition to any Christian library. The dictionary is divided into two parts: Part one offers a series of introductory essays that set the framework for the dictionary. These essays examine the practice and importance of Christian apologetics in light of theological, historical and cultural concerns. Part two builds on these essays to present numerous alphabetized articles on individuals, ideas, movements and disciplines that are vital to a rational explanation of the Christian faith. Both essays and articles are written by leading Christian philosophers and theologians. Together, they form an indispensable resource for Christians living in today's pluralistic age.


The Problem of Evil as Discussed in the Gifford Lectures from 1889-1986 by Samuel David Hughes

The Problem of Evil as Discussed in the Gifford Lectures from 1889-1986
  • Title : The Problem of Evil as Discussed in the Gifford Lectures from 1889-1986
  • Author : Samuel David Hughes
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  • Pages : 486
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Life Line Freedom Talk by N.A

Life Line Freedom Talk
  • Title : Life Line Freedom Talk
  • Author : N.A
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Religion and Modern Man by John Benjamin Magee

Religion and Modern Man
  • Title : Religion and Modern Man
  • Author : John Benjamin Magee
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 510
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  • Language : English
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The Church School Journal by N.A

The Church School Journal
  • Title : The Church School Journal
  • Author : N.A
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The Existence of God by Richard M. Gale,Alexander R. Pruss

The Existence of God
  • Title : The Existence of God
  • Author : Richard M. Gale,Alexander R. Pruss
  • Publisher : Ashgate Pub Limited
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 570
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  • Language : English
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The latter third of the 20th century has seen the philosophical defence of theism - many philosophers were caught off-guard because they assumed that metaphysics and theology had been dealt with. Moreover, the leaders of this renaissance were analytically-rooted philosophers. Upon examination however, it is clear that significant developments in philosophical theism historically have come upon the heels of breakthroughs in the core areas of philosophy concerning meaning, logic and scientific methodology - cornerstones of analytic philosophy. This volume attempts to document this golden era of analytical theism.


Friends Intelligencer by N.A

Friends Intelligencer
  • Title : Friends Intelligencer
  • Author : N.A
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Time & Tide by N.A

Time & Tide
  • Title : Time & Tide
  • Author : N.A
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