Studies in the Lives of Select Women in the Bible That Teach Us Lessons of the Life of Faith for Us Today
Author: Barbara Ellen Houston McCain
Publisher: WestBow Press
Lessons from Ladies of Faith is a book that demonstrates that the ladies we read about in the Scripture were real women, living actual lives. God gave us a record of their challenges, struggles, and victories as lessons that we can apply to our lives today. From the ladies chronicled in this guide, we can learn lessons about courage, commitment, submission to God, dedication to new challenges, and so much more. As we study Eve, Sarah, Mary, Dorcas, and the other women, we will learn that the paths they walked are not so different from the ones we tread today. Through their stories, we can gain insight into the victories of faith that God desires for the modern day Christian woman. Some lessons teach us of His majesty, others of His grace, while others encourage us to explore new levels of spiritual adventure. Whether you are an earnest Christian believer or someone who is curious about the Christian life, there is much to learn about the journey of faith on this path of exploration. Lessons from Ladies of Faith chronicles thirteen different areas of a life of faith illustrated by the lives of different women in the Bible. By application to our present day lives, hopefully, we will come to understand our own life journey through those of these women.
Author: Rhonda Joy Rubinson
Publisher: Mira Digital Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Using scripture and prayers, breast cancer survivor and Episcopal priest Rhonda Joy Rubinson helps the breast cancer patient and their loved ones navigate the complex and stressful world of diagnosis and treatment. Lessons of the Spirit is part guidebook, part meditation, part sermon, and part memoir. It will prove an invaluable companion to both patients and their loved ones who are making the journey through breast cancer.
Author: John Henry Newman
Category: Oxford movement
Author: S M Partlowe
Publisher: The Red Spot Press
Reader Advisory: This story is for mature audiences only and features intensely erotic situations, bdsm play, discipline, punishment, forced exhibition, anal sex, submission and dominance. All characters are 18 or older. Adam's partner Damien has always been a gentle and forgiving dominant, often indulging Adam's whims and preferring to let him play his part rather than resort to harsh discipline or exploit his naturally trusting ways. But Adam's obedience has begun to slip, and Damien is forced to accept that a change is needed. To begin anew, he invites a fellow dominant and his submissive to dinner, thinking that their much stricter relationship might provide the eye opener he is loathe to inflict directly on his supposedly fragile submissive. Adam is excited at the prospect, but soon realizes that the evening will be far more intense than he is prepared for. As the night escalates, he will find herself torn between his natural reservations and the need to prove himself an equal of the visiting submissive in the eyes of their men. In shockingly little time, the drive to prove his devotion and obedience will have him doing things he never thought he could do ? and still falling short. Excerpt: I looked up. Unintentionally, my eyes flicked first to the man standing on the threshold. His face was dark and intelligent, and his cheeks were angular in a very becoming way. He wore an immaculate suit and a coat was folded over an arm. Quickly I looked away, knowing I had permission only to seek out my counterpart. I followed the direction the man's hand indicated and took in another man of slighter build, perhaps a year younger than me. His hair was soft brown and short and a studded leather collar adorned his throat. His clothes were simple black cotton. Both the pants and t-shirt were tight enough to reveal the lean muscularity of his form but not so tight that they seemed like obvious fetish-wear. Only the tightness at his crotch seemed to toe the line of propriety, where the fabric stretched over an unmistakable bulge that he made no attempt to obscure. I gave him a small smile, thinking that it was my role to welcome him into the penthouse. He only returned my look with very large eyes and a meek expression that did not seem to acknowledge my existence. "Show him into the dining room," Ewan instructed me. "Damien and I have some things to discuss in his office before dinner." "Yes, sir," I said. I turned and led him out of the entrance hall and around into the dining room. His even footsteps were resounded softly on the hardwood floor. I went to offer him a chair, but when I turned I saw that he had taken a kneeling position on the floor a few steps back from the chair I had offered him. Were we not allowed at the table? A little taken aback, I watched him. He was sitting back on his heels with his eyes fixed on the floor in front of him. His posture was stiffly erect and expectant, his chest was thrust out and his hands were clasped behind his back. His behavior made me second-guess myself. I had assumed we would sit at the table, but now I didn't want to do anything out of turn. The point of this dinner was to learn, after all. A little dubious, I walked over and lowered myself beside him. I did my best to imitate his position as well, but looking first at him and then back at myself I found that I couldn't entirely manage it. "Have you and Ewan been together long?" I asked, feeling a little silly as we knelt together on the floor. Peter did not respond right away. He shifted slightly, still staring intently at the floor. "Master says it's wrong to talk to other submissives without his permission," he said. "Oh, sorry," I said at a loss. I cast a sidelong glance at his rigid form. Was this what was expected of me? Was this the standard I was going to be held to? I didn't really know what to make of it. He obviously took satisfaction in being this way, and I couldn't deny that it turned me on a little bit the way Ewan controlled him, completely and unequivocally even in absentia. Would I be that way? Would I be able to be?
Author: S M Partlowe
Publisher: The Red Spot Press
Reader Advisory: This story is for mature audiences only and features intensely erotic situations, bdsm play, discipline, pain play, bondage, humiliation, submissiveness and dominance. All characters are 18 or older. It's been three days since Adam arrived at the master's house, but when looking back on them he remembers only a whirlwind of new experiences that overwhelm any sense of time. In only that short period it has fulfilled all the lofty hopes that brought him here, but it has awakened new deeper, secret hopes as well. In quiet moments, he even dares to think that it is special to the master, too, even as experienced and worldly as he is. As together they delve ever deeper into the submissive dominant relationship and push at the boundaries of what Adam thought himself capable of and comfortable with, the promises that they would not become too attached begin to erode. In the heat of the moment – and the moments get very hot indeed – who can say what will be said and what plans may be changed to address these unexpected feelings? Excerpt: He had lowered himself so that he was sitting on my thighs, his skin against mine. His hand rested on my hip as he continued to hold my face towards his with his other hand. It was a symbolic gesture. I could never have looked away now. He was praising me for things I had never known about myself, but now that he had said them and said that he liked them, I couldn't bear the thought of being any other way. So I looked at him, submissive and patient for him to do what he clearly wanted to so badly. He produced a match from his pocket, struck it, and lit the candle before setting it aside on the floor. The clean scent of its smoke infused the air. "Do you trust me, Adam?" he asked. "Yes, Master." "Good," he said. "That's good. Because this isn't something I would do with just anyone." "I trust you, Master," I repeated. But even so, my chest felt tight. He laid a hand on my on the pale, sensitive skin of my stomach. He could feel my slight trembling. He could see the trepidation that, in spite of my need to please and be brave and be open-minded, I could not shut out entirely. "If it becomes too much for you, I want you to tell me," he said. "I want you to say so, alright? I want you to say 'Awry.'" "Awry," I repeated. "This is a safe room," he said, "where two people who trust each other can explore things that they would not do with other people." I watched him, still at a complete loss for what was about to happen. I pulled lightly at my wrists. The bondage I understood. The bondage I liked. But it also made what was coming all the more terrifying, whatever it was. But I was grateful that he was speaking this way with me. It reminded me why I was not, in my conscious mind, afraid.
Urban Animals, Sentimental Culture, and American Literature, 1850–1900
Author: Jennifer Mason
Publisher: JHU Press
Jennifer Mason challenges some of our most enduring ideas about how encounters with nonhuman nature shaped American literature and culture.
Author: David Bernstein
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The Guest Editor has organized this issue to focus on the clinical management of alcoholic liver disease. Authors have written state-of-the-art reviews on the following topics: Prevalence and Natural History of ALD; Alcohol Metabolism; Immunology in ALD; Histological Findings in ALD; Diagnosis and Management of Alcoholic Hepatitis; Management of Alcohol Abuse; Long Term Management of Alcoholic Liver Disease; Infections in ALD; Nutrition in ALD; Alcohol’s Effect on Other Chronic Liver Diseases; Liver Cancer and Alcohol; Evaluation and Selection of Candidates for Liver Transplantation; and ALD and Specific Transplant-Related Issues.
Author: Nancy Graham
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book is composed of stories related to the many experiences the author and her husband have gone through as hobby farmers over the past several years. Lessons in Farm Life includes tales of cows, sheep, turkeys, chickens, dogs, and horses. About twenty years ago, we started out as novices, and through the years we have learned many lessons about living life on a farm. Author Nancy Graham’s original purpose in writing this book was to have something tangible—with life experiences and spiritual lessons—in order to pass down to her family. As she got further on in the writing process and began relating the many spiritual applications that could be taken from these stories, she realized the book could be a great encouragement to many Christians. This is especially true considering the traumatic and heart-wrenching events that took place within the family before the writing of this book was complete.
Essays and Spiritual Exercises for Modern Life
Author: Irving Karchmar
Publisher: Bay Street Press
These spiritual exercises and essays offer real life Lessons in Love for anyone following a spiritual path. Based on the Sufi Path of Love, they enhance the journey, and present a new idea of spiritual evolution.