Description : Do the little things we do and say really make a difference in the lives of others? Some Men Are Our Heroes answers this question with a resounding "yes" as eight accomplished Christian women tell the stories of the men in their lives who helped them achieve remarkable things for God's kingdom. These touching stories of women from around the world and the fathers, husbands, brothers, pastors, colleagues, and friends who encouraged, strengthened, and challenged them along their life journeys will warm the hearts of women and men alike.
Description : Don't miss this long-awaited sequel to the beloved first volume! This spell-binding book features the heartfelt stories of nine children, all contemporary heroes, who walk in the footsteps of Gedolim from previous generations. Read about how children your own age overcame tremendous obstacles, reaching toward a shining goal of emulating the ways of Gedolim. This book will be an instant winner for kids of all ages.
Description : A young man was born and raised in the turbulent times of the 1960’s Civil Rights Era. Raised by a mother who was a die-hard regregationist, and who was an avid member of the Ku Klux Klan. The boys father finally abandoned his family, After he had been attacked by the klan, and beaten within an inch of his life. Frustrated by his wife’s bigoted attitude, and her insistence in her effort to try turning their son into a bigot. The boys father solved his situation by joining the Army and going off to the Korean War, and sending his wife checks to help her and the boy survive during the time he would be away. Once the boy was in his late teens, he felt like his mother was smothering his efforts to think for himself. So he joined the Marines, and with his being indoctrinated with thoughts and ideas taught to him by both his mother and the Klan, he now studied in depth, the blacks he saw. He was mixed in his feelings about black people, but, he had a very limited contact with other people of color. This was a way to find out for himself, whether his mother and the klan were right about the things they were trying to teach him. When he entered the Marines, and after basic training, he was shipped out to Tan Sunut Air Base in Vietnam. He was housed in a barracks where he found a situation that he couldn’t control. A situation where he was housed with young men of all races. How he copes with what he’s discovered as a member of the Marine Corps, is what this story is all about. How he is transformed from a full blown biget who’s younger life was completely dominated by the teachings of his mother, and the not too subtle ways of the K K K. Into a young man, who through the oral as well as the physical teachings of the corp, was turned into a true Marine. But! this is not story about Viet Nam it is the story of how he’s truly transformed after he returns from Viet Nam. But! You, the reader, will have to come to your own conclusions about this story.
Description : A bank clerk loses his job on Christmas Eve and copes very poorly with the shock. Too distraught to return home to his doting family, he lingers about the snowy streets, stumbling upon a very curious individual with whom he unwittingly embarks upon a fantastic escapade that sorely tests his mettle as a man, a husband and a father.
Description : Heroes and heroines in antiquity inhabited a space somewhere between gods and humans. In this detailed, yet brilliantly wide-ranging analysis, Christopher Jones starts from literary heroes such as Achilles and moves to the historical record of those exceptional men and women who were worshiped after death. This book, wholly new and beautifully written, rescues the hero from literary metaphor and vividly restores heroism to the reality of ancient life.
Description : Invisible Heroes - Footsteps to the Cross was an opportunity for me to use my gift and passion for writing in a way that I pray is pleasing to our Lord. The idea for the book came to me after hearing an old song by Bill Anderson titled, "Where Have all the Heroes Gone", and reading the words of two other songs, "Footsteps of Jesus" by Asa Everett and Mary Slade, and, "I Want to be Just Like You" by Phillips, Craig, and Dean. The thought occurred to me that too many of us pay a type of homage to people who have gifts, talents, or abilities that have brought them fame and fortune without paying attention to whether those people have used God's gifts to honor Him, or if they are simply interested in self. The purpose of the book is to encourage each of us to evaluate our own lives to determine if we are emulating Christ-like values or if we are also more concerned with self.
Description : Born to a petty thief in London’s notorious Newgate prison and determined to make her way in a rapacious and materialistic society, Moll Flanders recounts the “fortunes and misfortunes” of her turbulent life in this 1722 novel. Though Moll Flanders was shaped by the conventions of criminal biography, Defoe also drew on other literary traditions and his own rich background to create a remarkably original—and still controversial—work. In addition to a critical introduction and substantial footnotes, this Broadview edition provides a wide range of writings by Defoe as well as contemporary responses to Moll Flanders. Other appendices include a selection of eighteenth-century writings on crime, prisons, and the Virginia colony.
Description : This is not just the story of what was perhaps the most daring raid undertaken by the commandos during the war, but it is also the true and remarkable account of a desperate escape by Marine Sparks and Major 'Blondie' Hasler across German-occupied France. For nearly three months, while they desperately sought assistance from the suspicious French Resistance and dodged German soldiers at every turn, Sparks and Hasler found themselves avoiding capture and certain death.
Description : Robinson Crusoe is one of the most famous literary characters in history, and his story has spawned hundreds of retellings. Inspired by the life of Alexander Selkirk, a sailor who lived for several years on a Pacific island, the novel tells the story of Crusoe’s survival after shipwreck on an island, interaction with the mainland’s native inhabitants, and eventual rescue. Read variously as economic fable, religious allegory, or imperialist fantasy, Crusoe has never lost its appeal as one of the most compelling adventure stories of all time. In addition to an introduction and helpful notes, this Broadview Edition includes a wide range of appendices that situate Defoe’s 1719 novel amidst castaway narratives, economic treatises, reports of cannibalism, explorations of solitude, and Defoe’s own writings on slavery and the African trade. A final appendix presents images of Crusoe’s rescue of Friday from a dozen of the most significant illustrated editions of the novel published between 1719 and 1920.