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The Mystery of Grace

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Editor: Tor Books
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On the Day of the Dead, the Solona Music Hall is jumping. That's where Altagracia Quintero meets John Burns, just two weeks too late. Altagracia – her friends call her Grace – has a tattoo of Nuestra Señora de Altagracia on her shoulder, she's got a Ford Motor Company tattoo running down her leg, and she has grease worked so deep into her hands that it'll never wash out. Grace works at Sanchez Motorworks, customizing hot rods. Finding the line in a classic car is her calling. Now Grace has to find the line in her own life. A few blocks around the Alverson Arms is all her world -- from the little grocery store where she buys beans, tamales, and cigarettes ("cigarettes can kill you," they tell her, but she smokes them anyway) to the record shop, to the library where Henry, a black man confined to a wheelchair, researches the mystery of life in death – but she's got unfinished business keeping her close to home. Grace loves John, and John loves her, and that would be wonderful, except that John, like Grace, has unfinished business – he's haunted by the childhood death of his younger brother. He's never stopped feeling responsible. Like Grace in her way, John is an artist, and before their relationship can find its resolution, the two of them will have to teach each other about life and love, about hot rods and Elvis Presley, and about why it's necessary to let some things go. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Mystery of Grace

The Mystery of Grace Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Okwudili Eze
Editor: Ifeoma Eze
ISBN: 0463309499
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The access to God’s grace is by means of an objective body of revelation. Paul noted: “For the grace of God hath appeared...instructing us...” (Titus 2:11-12). Isaiah, speaking of the messianic age, exclaimed: “...he will teach us of his ways...” (2:3). Jesus himself declared: “It is written in the prophets, and they shall all be taught of God. Every one that hath heard from the Father, and has learned, comes unto me” (John 6:45). God’s grace is not dispensed apart from an instruction that requires both understanding and obedience. In these days when there is a tendency to ‘stampede’ folks into the church, with a minimal comprehension of what they are doing, this is a crucial matter to emphasize. The reception of God’s grace is conditional. Noah, by faith, obeyed the Lord, and so was blessed. While God extends grace, human beings must be willing to “receive” the favor (2 Corinthians 6:1). Grace is accessed initially at the point of gospel obedience. It is shocking that so many sincere people are unaware of the fact that ‘grace’ and ‘obedience’ are not enemies. Paul affirmed that grace is accessed by faith (Romans 5:1-2; Ephesians 2:8-9). It is not, however, a faith void of loving response to God; it is a faith that acts (James 2:21-26). The concept of God’s “grace” is thrilling beyond words. It shines its brightest when well understood and utilized. The state of grace must be embraced continuously; otherwise one will fall from divine favor, and his initial reception of Heaven’s grace will have been “in vain” (2 Corinthians 6:1, 1 Corinthians 15:10). It is incredible that many, who identify themselves with Christianity, should contend that it is impossible for the Christian to fall from God’s grace. If one cannot fall out of grace, why did Paul urge his fellow-believers to “continue [present tense—sustained perseverance] in the grace of God” (Acts 13:43)? The Scriptures warn of certain Christians who attempted to revert to the Mosaic regime for salvation. As a result, they were “severed from Christ” and “fallen away from grace” (Galatians 3:26-27; 5:4). Grace is a soul-thrilling concept; it must be deeply appreciated, but never manipulated or distorted. This book unravels the mysteries behind the workings of ‘grace’ and presents you with the requisite guidelines needed to enjoy the grace that flows from God’s throne of grace.

The Mystery of Grace in the Baptism of Our Children (Stapled Booklet)

The Mystery of Grace in the Baptism of Our Children (Stapled Booklet) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bart Garrett
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498270964
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The Mystery of Grace in the Baptism of Our Children (Stapled Booklet) by Bart Garrett Summary

For 2000 years, most Christians have participated in the ritual of baptism. Yet for many people today, whether they are Christian or otherwise, baptism remains a mystery. What does it mean? Why do many Christians baptize their young children while others do not? Why do some fully immerse in water while others simply sprinkle it upon the head? Most importantly, how does the act of baptism lavish the grace of God upon us, and how is its symbol significant for those who walk the way of Jesus? Consider this work to be an exploration of these questions.

The Mystery of Mary

The Mystery of Mary Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Grace Livingston Hill
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465515917
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The Mystery of Mary

The Mystery of Mary Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Grace Livingston Hill
Editor: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776672496
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Tryon Dunham has just disembarked from a train when he's approached by a beautiful young woman who is in desperate need of help, though she won't spell out the specific details of the danger she is facing. Tryon ensures her safety, but that turns out to be just the beginning of a beguiling relationship in this romantic mystery novel from Grace Livingston Hill.

God Is . . .

God Is . . . Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wesley J. Wildman
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532659210
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Your God is too small--way too small! What if God is not a human-like personal being but the God Beyond God of the Christian mystical traditions? What if God is the ultimate reality beyond all beings, including beyond all divine beings, indeed beyond all Being? It's a mind-bending idea. Speaking of God as a human-like personal being is much easier but people who care about the deepest mystical understandings of God within our traditions need to make the effort to speak about the God Beyond God, despite the difficulties. This book makes the attempt to speak of the God Beyond God in the language of the sermon, using metaphor and potent imagery tuned to the existential intensities of human life. The God Beyond God is closer to us than our jugular veins, vividly present in every moment of our lives. These sermons are practical and moving, and they also resonate with the most rigorous theological understandings of ultimate reality. Their deconstruction of our convenient fantasies about a divine being make these sermons emotionally intense and perhaps not suitable for beginners in the journey of faith. But veteran believers can breathe deeply in the air of these meditations, relaxing into the bliss of engaging ultimate reality without delusions, without deflections, and without controlling the object of our worship.

The Mystery of James Revealed in Droplets of Grace

The Mystery of James Revealed in Droplets of Grace Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mac Goddard
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475925746
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The Mystery of James Revealed in Droplets of Grace is Pastor Mac Goddards attempt to offer a view of the book of James, through daily meditations that he calls droplets of grace. Early in his ministry, Pastor Goddard read the book of James in the same manner he read the rest of the Biblethrough the lenses of legalism, attempting to learn the rules of the Christian life, so he could please God and make it safely to Heaven. As a result, he really struggled with the book of James, finding it impossible to reconcile with the writings of Paul. He is not alone among scholars in this difficulty; Martin Luther, the iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation, also struggled with the book of James. Somewhere in Pastor Goddards journey, however, it became clear to him that he desperately needed to change his spiritual glasses so that he could read the Bible through the lens of graceGods unmerited favor. The difference was remarkable. Instead of bringing confusion and doubt, his study of the book of James brought life, peace, and freedom. The Mystery of James Revealed in Droplets of Grace examines the meaning of each of the ideas brought forth in the book of James in daily meditations that present the verses and then explore explanations of each. You too can come to grips with the book of James through these droplets of grace.

Murder in the Manor (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery—Book 1)

Murder in the Manor (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery—Book 1) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fiona Grace
Editor: Fiona Grace
ISBN: 1094311251
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"Very entertaining. I highly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that appreciates a very well written mystery, with some twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!" --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Murder in the Manor) MURDER IN THE MANOR (A LACEY DOYLE COZY MYSTERY—BOOK 1) is the debut novel in a charming new cozy mystery series by Fiona Grace. Lacey Doyle, 39 years old and freshly divorced, needs a drastic change. She needs to quit her job, leave her horrendous boss and New York City, and walk away from the fast life. Making good on her childhood promise to herself, she decides to walk away from it all, and to relive a beloved childhood vacation in the quaint English seaside town of Wilfordshire. Wilfordshire is exactly as Lacey remembers it, with its ageless architecture, cobblestone streets, and with nature at its doorstep. Lacey doesn’t want to go back home—and spontaneously, she decides to stay, and to give her childhood dream a try: she will open her own antique shop. Lacey finally feels that her life is taking a step in the right direction—until her new star customer turns up dead. As the newcomer in town, all eyes are on Lacey, and it’s up to her to clear her own name. With a business to run, a next-door neighbor turned nemesis, a flirty baker across the street, and a crime to solve – is this new life all that Lacey thought it would be? DEATH AND A DOG (Book #2), CRIME IN A CAFE (Book #3), VEXED ON A VISIT (Book #4), and KILLED WITH A KISS (Book #5) are also now available!

Alias Grace

Alias Grace Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Margaret Atwood
Editor: Emblem Editions
ISBN: 1551994860
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In this astonishing tour de force, Margaret Atwood takes the reader back in time and into the life and mind of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century. In 1843, at the age of sixteen, servant girl Grace Marks was convicted for her part in the vicious murders of her employer and his mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Grace herself claims to have no memory of the murders. As Dr. Simon Jordan – an expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness – tries to unlock her memory, what will he find? Was Grace a femme fatale – or a weak and unwilling victim of circumstances? Taut and compelling, penetrating and wise, Alias Grace is a beautifully crafted work of the imagination that vividly evokes time and place. The novel and its characters will continue to haunt the reader long after the final page.

Wallace and Grace Take the Case

Wallace and Grace Take the Case Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heather Alexander
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 168119080X
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Wallace and Grace Take the Case by Heather Alexander Summary

The Read & Bloom line offers high interest, character driven stories for newly independent readers that feature full-color illustrations throughout and will transition kids from leveled readers to a lifetime of reading. In this charming series, perfect for newly independent readers, kids will be treated to simple whodunit mysteries as an utterly delightful owl duo put their heads together. In their first adventure, Wallace and Grace meet a rabbit who is sure he saw a ghost! But the clues lead them in a different direction. Something is spooking the garden . . . can Wallace and Grace solve this case?

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marie Benedict
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 149268273X
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"A deft, fascinating page-turner replete with richly drawn characters and plot twists that would stump Hercule Poirot." —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network, The Huntress, and The Rose Code The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room returns with a thrilling reconstruction of one of the most notorious events in literary history: Agatha Christie's mysterious 11-day disappearance in 1926. In December 1926, Agatha Christie goes missing. Investigators find her empty car on the edge of a deep, gloomy pond, the only clues some tire tracks nearby and a fur coat left in the car — strange for a frigid night. Her World War I veteran husband and her daughter have no knowledge of her whereabouts, and England unleashes an unprecedented manhunt to find the up-and-coming mystery author. Eleven days later, she reappears, just as mysteriously as she disappeared, claiming amnesia and providing no explanations for her time away. The puzzle of those missing eleven days has persisted. With her trademark historical fiction exploration into the shadows of the past, acclaimed author Marie Benedict brings us into the world of Agatha Christie, imagining why such a brilliant woman would find herself at the center of such murky historical mysteries. What is real, and what is mystery? What role did her unfaithful husband play, and what was he not telling investigators? Agatha Christie novels have withstood the test of time, due in no small part to Christie's masterful storytelling and clever mind that may never be matched, but Agatha Christie's untold history offers perhaps her greatest mystery of all. Fans of The Secrets We Kept, The Lions of Fifth Avenue, and The Alice Network will enjoy this riveting saga of literary history, suspense, and love gone wrong. Also By Marie Benedict: The Other Einstein Carnegie's Maid The Only Woman in the Room Lady Clementine

Reckless Grace

Reckless Grace Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bill Vanderbush,Brit Eaton
Editor: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
ISBN: 1424561124
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Grace is the ultimate expression of love. We all know we need grace and forgiveness, but why is it so difficult to extend them to ourselves and others? In Reckless Grace, Bill Vanderbush and Brit Eaton challenge our understanding of forgiveness with powerful biblical evidence and show us how to step into the fullness of grace, bringing reconciliation and restoration to our relationships using: - practical steps and accessible tools to help identify and overcome barriers to grace - carefully crafted exercises and reflections that explore past and present hurts and work toward healing - gentle guidance in becoming gospel-centered and releasing grace into a fallen world. God isn’t reckless, but the way he extends grace defies all reason. We can learn to freely give what we have been freely gifted.

M is for Marquess (A Hot Historical Regency Romance and Mystery)

M is for Marquess (A Hot Historical Regency Romance and Mystery) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Grace Callaway
Editor: Grace Callaway Books
ISBN: 1939537061
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M is for Marquess (A Hot Historical Regency Romance and Mystery) by Grace Callaway Summary

A former spy with dangerous secrets fears nothing...except his dark desire for the delicate virgin he cannot have. "It had me captivated from the beginning with a hot alpha and dark sensual promises; all mixed in with romance and a gripping mystery." -Nicola, Goodreads "Gabriel and Thea from this book were two of the best characters I read this year." -Romantic Historical Reviews A Prisoner of His Past Gabriel Ridgley, the Marquess of Tremont, is dubbed The Angel for his pristine reputation. Yet he harbors a dark secret: a spy during the Napoleonic Wars, he bears deep and dangerous scars. When he meets Miss Dorothea Kent, a delicate virgin, he is torn between carnal desire—and the need to protect her from his inner demons. A Captive of Her Passions Despite a frail constitution, Thea Kent has strength of spirit and heart. A wild attraction blooms between her and Gabriel, a widowed aristocrat with tortured eyes, yet he resists the pull between them. When fate places his disabled son in her care, she’s determined to guard the boy—and unravel the mystery of Gabriel’s past. Freed by Love and Passion Someone is killing Gabriel’s former colleagues, and he may be next on the list. As the desperate hunt for the villain begins, he and Thea get entangled in intrigue, betrayal, and desire too powerful to resist. Will trust help them to survive… and true love set them free? Grace's books feature scorching hot historical romance, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, and exciting mystery and adventure. Her books are standalones which can also be enjoyed as part of her interconnected series. Heart of Enquiry (The Kents) series (hot Regency romance) Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel) 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma) 2: M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea) 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny) 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet) 5: Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly) 6: The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose) Game of Dukes series (hot Victorian romance) 1: The Duke Identity (Harry & Tessa) 2: Enter the Duke (Ransom & Maggie) 3: Regarding the Duke (Garrity & Gabby) 4: The Duke Redemption (Wickham & Beatrice) 5: The Return of the Duke (Knight & Fancy) 6: Steamy Winter Wishes: A Hot Historical Romance Short Story (featuring characters from all of Grace's series) Lady Charlotte's Society of Angels series (hot Victorian romance) 1. Lady Olivia and the Masked Duke (Olivia & Ben) 2. Pippa and the Prince of Secrets (Pippa & Cull, Preorder for Sept 2021) Mayhem in Mayfair series (hot Regency Romance) 1: Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas) 2: Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin) 3: Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose) 4: Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul)

THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB (British Mystery Series)

THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB (British Mystery Series) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fergus Hume
Editor: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8075831691
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THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB (British Mystery Series) by Fergus Hume Summary

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is a mystery novel, which takes place in Melbourne, Australia. It focuses on the investigation of a homicide involving a body discovered in a hansom cab, as well as an exploration into the social class divide in the city. The city of Melbourne plays a significant role in the plot and, as the author describes: "Over all the great city hung a cloud of smoke like a pall." Fergus Hume (1859-1932) was a prolific English novelist. His self-published novel, "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab", became a great success. It eventually became the best selling mystery novel of the Victorian era, author John Sutherland terming it the "most sensationally popular crime and detective novel of the century".

Head of the House

Head of the House Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Grace Livingston Hill
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Head of the House" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The valiant determination of a wealthy young girl to lead her own life brings her face to face with dangerous reality and an unexpected kind of love.

Ordinary Grace

Ordinary Grace Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Kent Krueger
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451645864
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Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger Summary

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2014 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL WINNER OF THE 2014 DILYS AWARD A SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2013 From New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger, a brilliant new novel about a young man, a small town, and murder in the summer of 1961. “That was it. That was all of it. A grace so ordinary there was no reason at all to remember it. Yet I have never across the forty years since it was spoken forgotten a single word.” New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson’s Drugstore, and Hot Stuff comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder. Frank begins the season preoccupied with the concerns of any teenage boy, but when tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family—which includes his Methodist minister father; his passionate, artistic mother; Juilliard-bound older sister; and wise-beyond-his-years kid brother—he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years. Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer, Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.

The Mystery of Providence

The Mystery of Providence Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Flavel
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1618980181
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The greatness of God is a glorious and unsearchable mystery. ‘For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great king over all the earth’ (Psalm 47:2). The condescension of the most high God to men is also a profound mystery. ‘Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly’ (Psalm 138:6). But when both these meet together, as they do in this Scripture, they make up a matchless mystery. Here we find the most high God performing all things for a poor distressed creature.

The Mystery of Baptism in the Anglican Tradition

The Mystery of Baptism in the Anglican Tradition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kenneth Stevenson
Editor: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819225088
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The Mystery of Baptism in the Anglican Tradition by Kenneth Stevenson Summary

As the Church continues to try to clarify the meaning of baptism, well-known liturgical scholar Kenneth Stevenson provides important insights into the historical issues with which we still wrestle. Is baptism a private or a public act? Is the symbolism of the rite still appropriate? Does the language of the baptismal service remain meaningful in a secular age? In order to answer these and other pressing questions, we must understand the thinking of those who have come before us. Stevenson does just that by looking at the writings of the 17th century Anglican divines such as Lancelot Andrewes, George Herbert, Richard Hooker, Richard Baxter, Jeremy Taylor and others, all of whom have a vital and prophetic significance for our understanding and practice of baptism today. Dr. Kenneth Stevenson is the Bishop of Portsmouth and a leading Anglican scholar. A member of the Doctrine Commission of the Church of England, he is the author of numerous books, including Covenant of Grace Renewed and The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Anglican Tradition, which is available from Morehouse Publishing, and Abba, Father.

The Mystery of Surrender

The Mystery of Surrender Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Deborah Ade
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1512723118
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The Mystery of Surrender by Deborah Ade Summary

Life born by death; seed Gain gleaned; No! Harvested! from loss A beautiful exchange Pebbles for Diamonds Ashes for beauty. An unbelievable trade Infirmity for divinity. Childlike inscriptions Attempting this truth to tell For only in becoming children Our portion in eternity is established. Let “it” go. Lay down the rags of self-righteousness The stench of Law Receive; The robe of Righteousness Washed in Christ’s blood Splashed with the fragrance of Grace. The mystery of surrender Dying to live Losing to gain.

The Essence of Christianity

The Essence of Christianity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ludwig Feuerbach
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1605204439
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The Essence of Christianity by Ludwig Feuerbach Summary

German philosopher and anthropologist LUDWIG ANDREAS VON FEUERBACH (1804-1872) was a powerful influence on Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Feuerbach's atheism is reflected in their socialist philosophies, and that humanized theology-essentially, a rational approach to understanding concepts of God and Christianity-gets its greatest exploration here. In The Essence of Christianity-this is the classic 1853 translation of the 1841 German original-Feuerbach discusses the "true or anthropological" root of religion, exploring how everything from the nature of God to the mysteries of mysticism and prayer can be viewed through such a prism. He goes on to examine the "false" essences of religion, including contradictions in ideas of the existence of a deity, and then how God and religion are merely expressions of human emotion. This is essential background reading for understanding everything from Marx's Communist Manifesto to modern apolitical philosophies of atheism.