A pair of government agents stalk a runaway girl armed only with a teddy bear. They are never heard from again. A psychopathic hero wields every blade that ever murdered, carving off pieces of his personality in an effort to beat back the Nightmares. A temptress lures the cruel and vile to assault heronly to trap them in a prison built from her own ribcage. Trailing ash and burning footprints with every step, a man cursed with Orpheus gift delves deeper into Hell each day on a quest to find the last missing puzzle-piece needed to rebuild his late girlfriend from the wreck she has become...This is the story of the Awake.
Do we really know what our spiritual gifts are. That question is at the heart of Peter Wagner’s book in which he states that not knowing one’s gifts could lead to missing out on God’s best plan for one’s personal life. He notes that argument for the cessation of spiritual gifts after the apostles departed is an endangered doctrine and more churches have experienced dynamic movement of the spirit since 1900 along with the ministry of all believers since the early 1972. God has designed the church on the model of an organism, which makes spiritual gifts foundational to understanding church organization. The author posits that our identity in the body of Christ is determined to a significant degree by our gifts-mix, which not only reveals our calling, but also glorifies God.
Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are part of our collective experience. Now comes a book from two dedicated investigators that explores and elucidates the fascinating world of cryptozoology.Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero have written an entertaining, educational, and definitive text on cryptids, presenting the arguments both for and against their existence and systematically challenging the pseudoscience that perpetuates their myths. After examining the nature of science and pseudoscience and their relation to cryptozoology, Loxton and Prothero take on Bigfoot; the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, and its cross-cultural incarnations; the Loch Ness monster and its highly publicized sightings; the evolution of the Great Sea Serpent; and Mokele Mbembe, or the Congo dinosaur.
Strategies from a noted educational consultant on how to ease the pressure, ace the essay, and gain admission into your top-choice schoolGetting into college has become fiercely competitive, which makes the personal-essay part of the application process even more important–and stressful. But stop worrying. In Write Your College Essay in Less Than a Day, Elizabeth Wissner-Gross–a top educational strategist in this area who counsels students at schools across the country–breaks down the harrowing ordeal of essay writing into manageable steps, leaving you with a fresh, polished, stand-out piece that admissions officers will love to read. Inside you’ll find• exercises to help you select an essay topic inspired by your most notable achievements–and winning a Nobel Prize needn’t be one of them • timed chapters (including snack breaks) to help you brainstorm, create, and critique your essay in only five hours• sample essays and grading criteria so that you can play the admissions officer–and know what you’re up against• advice on which writing techniques will score you points–and which could potentially sink your chancesAccessible, savvy, and written with a student’s needs and concerns in mind, Write Your College Essay in Less Than a Day gives you all the tools you need to compose an original, professional essay that will help you turn your dream school into a well-deserved reality..