Description : For the first time, the Nobel Prize laureate and "man in the middle" of the planet's most explosive confrontations speaks out—on his dealings with America, negotiations with Iran, reform and democracy in the Middle East, and the prospects for a future free of nuclear weapons. For the past two decades, Mohamed ElBaradei has played a key role in the most high-stakes conflicts of our time. Unique in maintaining credibility in the Arab world and the West alike, ElBaradei has emerged as a singularly independent, uncompromised voice. As the director of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency, he has contended with the Bush administration's assault on Iraq, the nuclear aspirations of North Korea, and the West's standoff with Iran. For their efforts to control nuclear proliferation, ElBaradei and his agency received the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. Now, in a vivid and thoughtful account, ElBaradei takes us inside the international fray. Inspector, adviser, and mediator, ElBaradei moves from Baghdad, where Iraqi officials bleakly predict the coming war, to behind-the-scenes exchanges with Condoleezza Rice, to the streets of Pyongyang and the trail of Pakistani nuclear smugglers. He dissects the possibility of rapprochement with Iran while rejecting hard-line ideologies of every kind, decrying an us-versus-them approach and insisting on the necessity of relentless diplomacy. Above all, he illustrates that the security of nations is tied to the security of individuals, dependent not only on disarmament but on a universal commitment to human dignity, democratic values, and the freedom from want. Probing and eloquent, The Age of Deception is an unparalleled account of society's struggle to come to grips with the uncertainties of our age.
Description : Right now, truth is under attack, and much is at stake. Perhaps no one in America is more passionate than John MacArthur about exposing those who are mounting this attack?especially those bringing the assault right into the church. There is no middle ground?no safe zone for the uncommitted in this war. The battle for truth is raging, and this book reveals: The pitfalls of postmodern thinking Why the Emerging Church Movement is inherently flawed Past skirmishes in the Truth War and their effect on the Church The importance of truth and certainty in a postmodern society How to identify and address the errors and false teachings smuggled into churches "[The postmodern age] is the age of no truth, an age that has reached a point of deadly fatigue when it comes to facing the truth?a generation that no longer believes truth can be known. Dr. John MacArthur knows better, and he is armed with the courage to confront this age with a bold defense of truth. . . . His argument is compelling, his defense of truth is brilliant, and his concern for the church is evident on every page. The evangelical church desperately needs this book, and it arrives just in time." ?R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Description : I believe the Father God has downloaded a shorter version of Bible history and meanings based on questions asked of me during my teachings and Bible studies I’ve given of the Word. Many want to ask certain questions about the church and its history but have been put off or not given the complete truth about the subject. Instead, they have been taught fables and traditions. Sometimes, the people don’t know, and other times, they prefer to stick with the teachings that follow tradition and fables. Since I’ve tried to find out about the answer to questions in the same manner in my younger years, I’ve found out that the deep study with the Father as my teacher gave me the answers I needed to the questions that were very important in my walk with Yeshua (Jesus). Now it makes sense to me. It uncovered a world of mysteries and cleared up my understanding. I, too, asked questions that I needed answers; however, in teachings and Bible studies I’ve conducted, I found most people still aren’t getting the answers necessary to take them to the higher level. This book seemed to be the answer. Although we will still be studying and learning more of His Word until His kingdom comes and beyond, this will give us a jump start in experiencing more of Him and how we can please Him until He comes to get us. I hope this book will open your eyes to some of the hidden things that have caused us not to follow the truth of Yeshua (Jesus), and our desire to learn more about Him will come alive in your spirit man to dig deeper for yourselves. Get into informative study groups and attend churches that preach from the Bible. Take your understanding to a new level. Don’t be satisfied with just a once a week appearance at church or not going at all because you don’t like the preacher or someone, feeling you have it covered. We will never put Yahweh (God) in a box and say this is all He has for us and we don’t need any more. I encourage you to come up higher. See what you’ve missed and see how Yeshua (Jesus) can use you in these final days before the “great and terrible day of The Lord” is coming shortly in countries all over the world. We must be ready.
Description : Ingenious automatons which appeared to think on their own. Dubious mermaids and wild men who resisted classification. Elegant sleight-of-hand artists who routinely exposed the secrets of their trade. These were some of the playful forms of fraud which astonished, titillated, and even outraged nineteenth-century America's new middle class, producing some of the most remarkable urban spectacles of the century. In The Arts of Deception, James W. Cook explores this distinctly modern mode of trickery designed to puzzle the eye and challenge the brain. Championed by the "Prince of Humbug," P. T. Barnum, these cultural puzzles confused the line between reality and illusion. Upsetting the normally strict boundaries of value, race, class, and truth, the spectacles offer a revealing look at the tastes, concerns, and prejudices of America's very first mass audiences. We are brought into the exhibition halls, theaters, galleries, and museums where imposture flourished, and into the minds of the curiosity-seekers who eagerly debated the wonders before their eyes. Cook creates an original portrait of a culture in which ambiguous objects, images, and acts on display helped define a new value system for the expanding middle class, as it confronted a complex and confusing world.
Description : A novel about faith, courage and love. Traveling two thousand miles across the country to be by her grandmother's hospital bedside, Jesse makes a startling discovery. Gabriel James, the man she spent years trying to forget, is staying at her grandmother's house. Even more disturbing is the reason. Her grandmother and Gabriel are working on a mysterious project as they prepare for the end of the age, the apocalypse. Stalked by strangers, Jesse becomes an unwitting pawn in a sinister scheme as she joins a small group of Christians determined to expose the plot of world deception, fallen angels returning to Earth disguised as aliens
Description : Thousands of years ago in a land lost to time and since forgotten lived an immortal race of people. Destined to rule the world the immortals would be the reason for humanities downfall. Spreading greed across the globe they would corrupt all they touched. Two versions of the same tale are told within this to me, sometimes blatantly contradiction the other telling of the players involved in the destruction of their civilization. Six immortals set out across the continent in search of ancient relics of unimaginable power. Their reasons are varied from pure greed to a misguided need to do good. Some search for supremacy, others for glory. Who the heroes and villains are all depends on the perspective being told. Decide for yourself who is living in delusion and who the deceiver is. Read their stories in their own words to gain a greater understanding into the last days of the once mighty continent that was Atlantis.