New Release Books by Jonathan and Robert Merkin Gilman Claire Blanchard and Mark Templeman

Jonathan and Robert Merkin Gilman Claire Blanchard and Mark Templeman is the author of Fighting Your Battles (2022), Resilience (2021), Crossroads (2021), I Am (2021) and other 494 books.

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Fighting Your Battles

release date: Sep 06, 2022
Fighting Your Battles
Today''s Struggles Build Tomorrow''s Strength In life''s difficult moments, we each must resist the temptation to surrender to the challenges before us. We find refuge when we remember that the God we serve fights our battles alongside us--and when we feel we can''t carry on, we can take heart knowing that it''s through times of turmoil that God is equipping us to grow and draw closer to Him. In Fighting Your Battles, author, speaker, and former NFL fullback Jonathan Evans will show how you can face every hardship with strength and hope, confident that God never lets your experiences go to waste. You''ll understand what it means to see the "giants" you are facing from God''s point of view relinquish self-reliance and depend completely on God progress toward the purpose you were created to fulfill This is the book you want in your hand when you''re in situations you can''t manage alone, asking questions you could never answer on your own. Fighting Your Battles will give you biblical encouragement, support, and perspective, empowering you to follow God into victory.

Resilience

release date: Jul 28, 2021
Resilience
In 1992, two hours after she gave birth to her first daughter in Juba, Sudan, bombs began falling on the city. Like thousands of her fellow citizens, author Kiden Jonathan was forced to flee. Kiden, her husband, and their growing family spent the next seven years in refugee camps in Kenya and Uganda before they were granted the opportunity to immigrate to Canada. But Kiden’s problems weren’t over yet. Despite having finally escaped the ravages of war and the poverty and uncertainty of life in the refugee camps, Kiden now faced another battle on a much more personal front: her marriage. She and her husband had had a rocky relationship from the start, with him seeking to control her every move. Conditioned by the norms of her culture, which placed women in a subservient role, she tolerated his behaviour for years—until she couldn’t. After twenty-two years of mental and physical abuse, she finally worked up the courage to leave him, taking the couple’s three children with her. Since then, Kiden has been in the process of rebuilding her life and her sense of self, tapping into inner resilience that she always knew was there but which she was afraid to embrace for so many years. This is her story.

Crossroads

release date: Oct 05, 2021
Crossroads
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A GUARDIAN BEST FICTION BOOK OF 2021 AN INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR A WHITE REVIEW BOOK OF THE YEAR A LIT HUB BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

I Am

release date: Jul 01, 2021
I Am
"I don''t want to be a rotten egg!" cries Phoebe from her bed. "I''m sorry, Phoebe. It was only a joke," Molly says. "You don''t smell like a rotten egg to me!" JP says sniffing his sister. "Remember what dad tells us at night before bed?" Madi says. "We are confident! We are creative! We are outgoing!" Those are just a few of the affirmations the Cramer children hear each night before bed. On a night when the youngest Cramer daughter is feeling down, her siblings set out to remind each other just how special they really are.

X Of Swords Vol. 1

release date: Apr 08, 2021
X Of Swords Vol. 1
X-Men scribe Jonathan Hickman steers the X-Men universe to new heights in the 22-chapter crossover event of the year! An epic story spanning across ten comic series, X of Swords builds upon the incredible world shaped by Hickman in House of X. The dark history of Arakko will soon be revealed, and when it is, the very future of mutantkind will be at stake... Collecting: Excalibur #12, X-Men #12, X of Swords Creation #1, X-Factor #4, Wolverine #6, X-Force #13, Marauders #13, Hellions #5, New Mutants #13, Cable #5, Excalibur #13, X-Men #13, X or Swords: Stasis #1.

The Environment

release date: Sep 22, 2020
The Environment
What on Earth? The Environment is a simple first introduction to the environment – the air, soil, water, plants and animals. How do we as humans slot into the natural world around us and how do our actions affect the environment? What on Earth can we do about it? The book contains three different types of pages: Explore, Investigate and Create. This structure provides a child-led and hands-on way for children to learn about the world around them. Create pages consist of fun crafts and activities to give children a chance to play and have fun while learning.

If

release date: May 23, 2021
If
Life, like poetry, is full of possibilities. If your heart aches for more, then cast your gaze wide upon these pages. Journey with me as we explore the mysteries of love, loss and hope with words that falter and strain to rhyme.

Realizing Happiness

release date: May 10, 2021
Realizing Happiness
Relax is the second of two practical training guides to help you achieve stable, stress-free happiness by better understanding your interdependent, interconnected nature and so dissolve barriers to beneficial, interpersonal communication and relationships. It is designed to help you cultivate enriching social dynamics between family members, friends, business associates, colleagues, employees, teachers, students, therapists, patients, clients-in fact, everyone.

Criminal Law

release date: Mar 03, 2021
Criminal Law
This bestselling, classic textbook provides a clear and straightforward account of criminal law, while also introducing current debates about the nature, scope and functions of the law and discussing wider controversies surrounding the basic doctrines. Written by one of the UK''s leading experts on criminal law, this book is compact yet comprehensive, well-structured, stimulating and engaging.

The First of Days

release date: Jan 29, 2021

Better Data Visualizations

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Better Data Visualizations
This book details essential strategies to create more effective data visualizations. Jonathan Schwabish walks readers through the steps of creating better graphs and how to move beyond simple line, bar, and pie charts.

The Acid Watcher Cookbook

release date: Oct 15, 2019
The Acid Watcher Cookbook
Jonathan Aviv, renowned ENT physician and author of The Acid Watcher Diet, supplies readers with new recipes and advice on how to stay acid-free and reverse inflammation for optimal health. In The Acid Watcher Diet, Dr. Jonathan Aviv gave acid reflux sufferers a pathway to healing, helping them identify the silent symptoms of acid damage and providing a two-phase eating and lifestyle plan to reduce whole-body acid damage and inflammation. Now, The Acid Watcher Cookbook widens the possibilities of what acid watchers can eat without repercussions. For many people struggling with acid damage, acidic foods like tomatoes, citrus fruits, vinegar, and reflux-inducing foods like raw onion and garlic, and chocolate are off-limits. After hearing patient after patient bemoaning the loss of vinaigrette, tomato sauce, ketchup, guacamole, and other staples, Dr. Aviv and coauthor Samara Kaufmann Aviv developed an innovative method of cooking that combines acidic foods with alkaline foods so that acidity is neutralized. By following a few simple guidelines, anyone will be able to enjoy dishes that had previously exacerbated their acid reflux symptoms. The 100 new Acid Watcher-approved recipes included in this comprehensive cookbook are delicious, safe, and anti-inflammatory, allowing readers to reclaim the foods they love without risking their health. With recipes such as Cauliflower Pizza, Plant-Based Chili, Butternut Squash "Mac ''n'' Cheese" and creative basics including Tahini Dressing, Beet Ketchup, and Garlic Aioli, along with meal plans and food lists, The Acid Watcher Cookbook is a must-have for anyone with acid damage.

The Price of Resistance

release date: Dec 21, 2020
The Price of Resistance
An American expatriate takes justice into his own hands in central China when the police prove incapable of aid.

The Coddling of the American Mind

release date: Aug 20, 2019
The Coddling of the American Mind
New York Times Bestseller • Finalist for the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction • A New York Times Notable Book • Bloomberg Best Book of 2018 “Their distinctive contribution to the higher-education debate is to meet safetyism on its own, psychological turf . . . Lukianoff and Haidt tell us that safetyism undermines the freedom of inquiry and speech that are indispensable to universities.” —Jonathan Marks, Commentary “The remedies the book outlines should be considered on college campuses, among parents of current and future students, and by anyone longing for a more sane society.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Something has been going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and are afraid to speak honestly. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising—on campus as well as nationally. How did this happen? First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: What doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths contradict basic psychological principles about well-being and ancient wisdom from many cultures. Embracing these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—interferes with young people’s social, emotional, and intellectual development. It makes it harder for them to become autonomous adults who are able to navigate the bumpy road of life. Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to promote the spread of these untruths. They explore changes in childhood such as the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised, child-directed play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. They examine changes on campus, including the corporatization of universities and the emergence of new ideas about identity and justice. They situate the conflicts on campus within the context of America’s rapidly rising political polarization and dysfunction. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.

Wolf Land

release date: Mar 14, 2019
Wolf Land
"...this is what werewolf horror is supposed to feel like: gruesome, bloody, dark, angry, messy, and downright terrifying." - Howling Libraries Aside from a quaint amusement park, the small town of Lakeview offers little excitement for Duane, Savannah, and their friends. They’re about to endure their ten-year high school reunion when their lives are shattered by the arrival of an ancient, vengeful evil. The werewolf. The first attack leaves seven dead and four wounded. And though the beast remains on the loose and eager to spill more blood, the sleepy resort town is about to face an even greater terror. Because the four victims of the werewolf’s fury are changing. They’re experiencing unholy desires and unimaginable cravings. They’ll prey on the innocent and the depraved. They’ll settle old scores and act on their basest desires. Soon, they’ll plunge the entire town into nightmare. Lakeview is about to become Wolf Land. FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

Attention Scan

release date: Oct 14, 2020
Attention Scan
Every thought, dream, and idea are being scanned into the technological entity known only as the Cloud. In the not-so-distant future, the days are numbered and controlled by the government-sanctioned conglomerate called the Monarch. This harvesting of the imagination, implemented and enforced by the Monarch, is only resisted by the few who are seeking the truth of where this could lead. In a society where information is overflowing and independent thinking is scarce, the few are set on a path to reimagine their lives in a controlled world.

Atlas of the National Parks - National Geographic

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Atlas of the National Parks - National Geographic
"Profiles of 60 parks--from battlefields to national seashores--administered by the National Park Service, highlighting their diverse appeal and available outdoor activities. A brief glimpse is given of 29 additional parks, including the newly created Indiana Sand Dunes."

A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

release date: Mar 16, 2018
A Dictionary of Finance and Banking
With over 5,500—including 150 new—accessible entries, this sixth edition of the bestselling Dictionary of Finance and Banking has been fully revised and updated to take into account the ever-developing financial landscape of the last five years. This comprehensive A-Z defines terms from all aspects of personal and international finance, including money markets, private investments and borrowing, central banking, foreign exchanges, monetary policy, and public and government finance. Now with expanded international coverage to reflect the on-going globalization of financial markets and the growing importance of development finance, with new entries such as village banking, Islamic Development Bank, and M-Pesa. Quick links for additional online resources relating to the field can also be found on the companion website to expand reading and delve deeper into the world of finance and banking. With clear and accessible definitions, this jargon-free dictionary is a companion volume to the other financial titles in this bestselling series (A Dictionary of Business and Management, A Dictionary of Accounting, and A Dictionary of Economics), and provides accurate and valuable information for students, practitioners, private investors, and readers of the financial pages alike.

Introductory Relational Database Design for Business, with Microsoft Access

release date: Nov 03, 2017
Introductory Relational Database Design for Business, with Microsoft Access
A hands-on beginner’s guide to designing relational databases and managing data using Microsoft Access Relational databases represent one of the most enduring and pervasive forms of information technology. Yet most texts covering relational database design assume an extensive, sophisticated computer science background. There are texts on relational database software tools like Microsoft Access that assume less background, but they focus primarily on details of the user interface, with inadequate coverage of the underlying design issues of how to structure databases. Growing out of Professor Jonathan Eckstein’s twenty years’ experience teaching courses on management information systems (MIS) at Rutgers Business School, this book fills this gap in the literature by providing a rigorous introduction to relational databases for readers without prior computer science or programming experience. Relational Database Design for Business, with Microsoft Access helps readers to quickly develop a thorough, practical understanding of relational database design. It takes a step-by-step, real-world approach, using application examples from business and finance every step the way. As a result, readers learn to think concretely about database design and how to address issues that commonly arise when developing and manipulating relational databases. By the time they finish the final chapter, students will have the knowledge and skills needed to build relational databases with dozens of tables. They will also be able to build complete Microsoft Access applications around such databases. This text: Takes a hands-on approach using numerous real-world examples drawn from the worlds of business, finance, and more Gets readers up and running, fast, with the skills they need to use and develop relational databases with Microsoft Access Moves swiftly from conceptual fundamentals to advanced design techniques Leads readers step-by-step through data management and design, relational database theory, multiple tables and the possible relationships between them, Microsoft Access features such as forms and navigation, formulating queries in SQL, and normalization Introductory Relational Database Design for Business, with MicrosoftAccess is the definitive guide for undergraduate and graduate students in business, finance, and data analysis without prior experience in database design. While Microsoft Access is its primary “hands-on” learning vehicle, most of the skills in this text are transferrable to other relational database software such as MySQL.

Where is Bear?

release date: Jun 13, 2017
Where is Bear?
Perfect for fans of the classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, this adventurous and endearing picture book follows a little boy searching high and low for his missing bear. Features a surprise ending! Where is Bear? Is Bear in the dresser? Is Bear in the bathroom? Is Bear on the swing? It’s almost bedtime, and a little boy can’t seem to find his beloved Bear! Children will love joining in the irresistible search for Bear and finding where he is on every page . . . and they will love the surprise ending even more!

Accounting

release date: Feb 21, 2017
Accounting
Gain a solid foundation in accounting to ensure you are prepared for future business courses and the real world with Warren/Reeve/Duchac’s market-leading ACCOUNTING, 27E. This edition helps you connect concepts to the bigger picture with features such as the new chapter opening schema that allows you to see how each chapter’s specific content fits within the overall framework of the book. A focus on why accounting is important to business and a prosperous society is reinforced throughout with Business Connection features that illustrate how the concept is used in the real world. In addition, the Warren/Reeve/Duchac hallmark accounting cycle coverage provides unmatched foundation so you are prepared to succeed in later chapters. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Shattered

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Shattered
An analysis of the bitter 2016 presidential election, told from the viewpoints of Hilary Clinton campaign insiders, reconstructs key decisions and missed opportunities cited as the cause of the election upset.

Working with Traumatic Memories to Heal Adults with Unresolved Childhood Trauma

release date: Oct 21, 2016
Working with Traumatic Memories to Heal Adults with Unresolved Childhood Trauma
What potential does psychotherapy have for mediating the impact of childhood developmental trauma on adult life? Combining knowledge from trauma-focused work, understandings of the developmental brain and the neurodynamics of psychotherapy, the authors explain how good care and poor care in childhood influence adulthood. They provide scientific background to deepen understanding of childhood developmental trauma. They introduce principles of therapeutic change and how and why mind-body and brain-based approaches are so effective in the treatment of developmental trauma. The book focuses in particular on Pesso Boyden System Psychotherapy (PBSP) which uniquely combines and integrates key processes of mind-body work that can facilitate positive change in adult survivors of childhood maltreatment. Through client stories Petra Winnette and Jonathan Baylin describe the clinical application of PBSP and the underlying neuropsychological concepts upon which it is based. Working with Traumatic Memories to Heal Adults with Unresolved Childhood Trauma has applications relevant to psychotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists working with clients who have experienced trauma.

Barnacle Is Bored

release date: May 10, 2016
Barnacle Is Bored
Barnacle is stuck on the underside of a pier, wishing he had something to do. Every day is exactly the same. The tide comes in and Barnacle gets wet. The tide goes out and Barnacle dries off. Boring! Barnacle wants something EXCITING to happen. Then a colorful fish swims by. Barnacle bets the fish doesn''t have a boring life. In the end, it turns out exciting isn''t always better. . . This picture book is an irreverent and playful answer to any child''s declaration of boredom!

American Warlords

release date: May 03, 2016
American Warlords
From New York Times bestselling author Jonathan W. Jordan—author of Brothers, Rivals, Victors—comes the intimate true story of President Franklin Roosevelt’s inner circle of military leadership, the team of rivals who shaped World War II and America. “Superbly written, well researched, and highly interesting.”—Jean Edward Smith, New York Times bestselling author of FDR and Eisenhower in War and Peace After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States was wakened from its slumber of isolationism. To help him steer the nation through the coming war, President Franklin Roosevelt turned to the greatest “team of rivals” since the days of Lincoln: Secretary of War Henry Stimson, Admiral Ernest J. King, and General George C. Marshall. Together, these four men led the nation through history’s most devastating conflict and ushered in a new era of unprecedented American influence, all while forced to overcome the profound personal and political differences which divided them. A startling and intimate reassessment of U.S. leadership during World War II, American Warlords is a remarkable glimpse behind the curtain of presidential power.

Skills for Communicating with Patients

release date: Mar 09, 2016
Skills for Communicating with Patients
Skills for Communicating with Patients, Third Edition is one of two companion books on improving communication in medicine, which together provide a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning communication skills throughout all levels of medical education in both specialist and family medicine. Since their publication, the first edition of thi

Clarkson and Hill's Conflict of Laws

release date: Aug 25, 2016
Clarkson and Hill's Conflict of Laws
The fifth edition of Clarkson & Hill''s Conflict of Laws provides a clear and up-to-date account of the private international law topics covered at undergraduate level. Theoretical issues and fundamental principles are introduced in the first chapter and expanded upon in later chapters. Basic principles of the conflict of laws are presented in an approachable style, offering clarity on complex points and terminology without over-simplification. The fifth edition reflects the field''s changing focus from case law to domestic and European legislation, incorporating the Brussels I Regulation and Brussels II Revised Regulation, as well as the more recent Rome Regulations and Brussels I Recast. Embracing this reorientation of the field and increased emphasis on the recognition and enforcement of judgments, the authors provide detailed commentary on the most important commercial topics as well as the most relevant topics in family law. Written in a succinct and engaging style, Clarkson & Hill''s Conflict of Laws continues to provide clear analysis of the key areas of debate across jurisdictions.

Invisible Hands

release date: May 29, 2015
Invisible Hands
Why is the world orderly, and how does this order come to be? Human beings inhabit a multitude of apparently ordered systems—natural, social, political, economic, cognitive, and others—whose origins and purposes are often obscure. In the eighteenth century, older certainties about such orders, rooted in either divine providence or the mechanical operations of nature, began to fall away. In their place arose a new appreciation for the complexity of things, a new recognition of the world’s disorder and randomness, new doubts about simple relations of cause and effect—but with them also a new ability to imagine the world’s orders, whether natural or manmade, as self-organizing. If large systems are left to their own devices, eighteenth-century Europeans increasingly came to believe, order will emerge on its own without any need for external design or direction. In Invisible Hands, Jonathan Sheehan and Dror Wahrman trace the many appearances of the language of self-organization in the eighteenth-century West. Across an array of domains, including religion, society, philosophy, science, politics, economy, and law, they show how and why this way of thinking came into the public view, then grew in prominence and arrived at the threshold of the nineteenth century in versatile, multifarious, and often surprising forms. Offering a new synthesis of intellectual and cultural developments, Invisible Hands is a landmark contribution to the history of the Enlightenment and eighteenth-century culture.

The Joe Ledger Series, Books 1-3

release date: Mar 03, 2015
The Joe Ledger Series, Books 1-3
Now available together for the first time, don''t miss the beginning of Jonathan Maberry''s New York Times bestselling series about intrepid warrior, Joe Ledger, and his death-defying missions with the Department of Military Sciences in books 1-3 of this spectacular series! Join Joe and his Echo Team as they face off against sub-human horrors and villains that Ledger''s team set out to make sure the world will never know in this heart-pounding bundle containing Patient Zero, The Dragon Factory, and The King of Plagues! In Patient Zero, Ledger knows that when you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there''s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills... and there''s nothing wrong with his skills. And that''s both a good, and a bad thing. It''s good because he''s a Baltimore detective that has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new taskforce created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can''t handle. This rapid response group is called the Department of Military Sciences or the DMS for short. It''s bad because his first mission is to help stop a group of terrorists from releasing a dreadful bio-weapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies. The fate of the world hangs in the balance.... In The Dragon Factory, Joe Ledger and the DMS (Department of Military Sciences) are called upon again to go up against two competing groups of geneticists. One side is creating exotic transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenary armies; the other is using 21st century technology to continue the Nazi Master Race program begun by Josef Mengele. Both sides want to see the DMS destroyed, and they''ve drawn first blood. Neither side is prepared for Ledger as he leads Echo Team to war under a black flag. In The King of Plagues it''s Saturday at 09:11 Hours when a blast rocks a London hospital and thousands are left dead or injured... At 10:09 Hours: Joe Ledger arrives on scene to investigate. The horror is unlike anything he has ever seen. Compelled by grief and rage, Joe rejoins the DMS and within hours is attacked by a hit-team of assassins and sent on a suicide mission into a viral hot zone during an Ebola outbreak. Soon Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences begin tearing down the veils of deception to uncover a vast and powerful secret society using weaponized versions of the Ten Plagues of Egypt to destabilize world economies and profit from the resulting chaos. Millions will die unless Joe Ledger meets the this powerful new enemy on their own terms as he fights terror with terror.

Through the Storm

release date: Jun 27, 2020
Through the Storm
With all the newfound focus in today''s world on mental health and our everyday struggles, Jonathan enters with his part-memoir, part-survival guide on depression and anxiety. Adding to this mix being on the Autism spectrum, and seeing how this affected his life and now affects his family life, Jonathan points to the Bible and how God guides us through life''s "storms." He goes through a balance of life experience and years of study to show readers that there is hope in God''s word and attempts to encourage through the daily battles.

Bad Blood

release date: Dec 09, 2014
Bad Blood
Life was hard enough for Trick Croft as a college student and a cancer patient--then the vampires attacked and slaughtered his best friend. Now Trick knows that his blood is poison to the bloodsuckers, and he will stop at nothing to eradicate them. Collects issues #1-#5 of the Dark Horse original series.

Relentless

release date: Dec 05, 2014
Relentless
My name is Derrin Aethelbeorn. I’m a college sophomore majoring in communications. Life is great; it’s hard balancing studies, exams, a daily routine, and a part-time job, but I can adjust to things pretty quickly. This is really the first time I can’t adjust. I was kidnapped. I came to sometime afterward, finding myself imprisoned within this massive concrete structure, awakening to this realization: I’m not the only one who’s been taken. There are others—many others. Rumor has it that the one behind all of this—an evil man named The Dark One—is forcing us to work for him, though we don’t know why. I’ve sworn to die before becoming a benefactor in this plot to kill innocent civilians, but they tell me the choice may not be mine to make. Strange powers are at work here. There’s a mystical legend. It speaks of a man called the Liberator—a man foretold to rescue the innocent and destroy the Dark One. It’s my responsibility to find this man before time runs out. I cannot fail, or all is lost. I will die trying, if need be. I know it all sounds ridiculous, but it’s true. Death and destruction are behind this plot, and I’m the only one who can prevent it. Innocent civilians are in harm’s way; I have to help them, but there’s only one way to succeed: I must be relentless.

Homer

release date: Nov 13, 2014
Homer
What reader could fail to be enthralled by the Iliad and the Odyssey, those greatest heroic epics of antiquity? Yet the author of those immortal text remains, in the end, an enigma. The central paradox of ''Homer'' is that- while recognized as producing poetry of incomparable genius- even in the ancien world nobody knew who he was. As a result, the myth-maker became the subject of myth. For the satirist Lucian (c.125-180 CE) he ws a captive Babylonian. Other traditions have Homer born in Smyrna, or on the island of Chios, or portray him as a blind and wandering minstrel. In his new and authoritative introduction, Jonathan S. Burgess addresses fundamental questions of provenance and authorship. Besides conveying why these epics have been cherished down the ages, he discusses their historical sources and the possible impact on the Iliad and Odyssey of Indo-European, Near Eastern and folktale influences. Tracing their transmission through the ancient, medieval and modern periods, the author further examines questions of theory and reception.

The Company We Keep

release date: Sep 01, 2014
The Company We Keep
Friendship. This one word can mean a hundred different things to each person. We all want friends, but often struggle to develop meaningful friendships. Does the Bible speak to and present a vision and theology of biblical friendship? Is there anything unique about biblical friendship?

The Search for My Great-Uncle's Head

release date: Apr 29, 2014
The Search for My Great-Uncle's Head
In an eerie country house, a cruel old man is decapitated When Peter Coffin’s mysterious great-uncle Tobias summons the family to his manor in the wilds of Michigan, his aunt warns him to stay away. Peter goes anyway, arriving at the edge of the sprawling estate well after midnight. Wading through the muck in the darkness, he passes a fearsome figure on the road, and when he arrives at the front door, he is greeted by cousins bearing shotguns. An ax-murdering madman is on the loose, but just as dangerous are the creatures Peter will encounter inside the house: his family. When old Tobias is murdered, both his head and his will go missing. The police suspect the ax killer, but Peter knows better. After all, if there is one thing his aunt has taught him, it is that you should never trust a Coffin.

A Time Like No Other by Jonathan Ray

release date: Nov 09, 2021
A Time Like No Other by Jonathan Ray
Tales of humorous and happy times... by a serious former member of the South Australia Police (1978 - 2019)
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