When Dora Conroy, a Philadelphia antiques dealer, purchases a curious selection of auction items - objects she judges to be humorous novelties, she unknowingly becomes the deadly focus of an international smuggler. When robberies and death surround her merchandise, Dora seeks help from her intriguing upstairs tenant, former cop Jed Skimmerhorn. They discover a shadowy path leading across the continent to the smuggler, a man who will stop at nothing to recover his hidden riches. Like the treasures he craves, Dora and Jed find they are susceptible to his crushing grasp.
Creative and spontaneous, antiques dealer Dora Conroy has an infectious enthusiasm for life. She also has an eye for quality, and her gorgeous shop in Philadelphia is overflowing with fascinating finds. But when - on impulse - she buys a few curiosities at auction, she gets a lot more than she bargained for. Because Dora doesn't realise she has brought home a priceless cache of treasure: a collection that one ruthless criminal is determined to make his own - whatever the cost . . . Caught up in a deadly chase, Dora turns in desperation to her new neighbour, ex-cop Jed Skimmerhorn. Jed, struggling with a personal tragedy, has no wish to jump back into the line of fire. But there is something irresistible about Dora . . . As Jed and Dora fight their growing attraction, they must work out what they value the most, before it's too late.
This study considers the historical, cultural, and literary significance of some of the most important Ancient Near East (ANE) texts that illuminate the Hebrew Bible. Christopher B. Hays provides primary texts from the Ancient Near East with a comparison to literature of the Hebrew Bible to demonstrate how Israel's Scriptures not only draw from these ancient contexts but also reshape them in a unique way. Hays offers a brief introduction to comparative studies, then lays out examples from various literary genres that shed light on particular biblical texts. Texts about ANE law collections, treaties, theological histories, prophecies, ritual texts, oracles, prayers, hymns, laments, edicts, and instructions are compared to corresponding literature in the Pentateuch, Prophets, and Writings of the Hebrew Bible. The book includes summaries to help instructors and students identify key points for comparison. By considering the literary and historical context of other literature, students will come away with a better understanding of the historical, literary, and theological depth of the Hebrew Bible.
Award-winning author Felicia Mason introduces us to a respectable Southern family turned upside-down by grief...and a hilarious and sometimes undignified search for a huge inheritance... After a lifetime spent scrubbing and mending for others, Ana Mae Futrell has passed away. Her siblings have reluctantly returned to their North Carolina hometown to bury the older sister they never really bothered to know. For instance, they didn’t know she’d won big on a lottery ticket. Or that she had a son. But back to the money—Ana Mae’s millions will go only to the person who can interpret the clues she’s left behind in a quilt. If they all fail, the fortune goes to Ana Mae’s cats—and a Reverend with whom she shared a “special” relationship... Ana Mae’s two sisters and brother hadn’t really thought about her in years, but now she’s all they can think about. And as the race to win begins, everyone finds there’s more to gain than money. Because they’re each going to learn a little something about Ana Mae—and a whole lot more about themselves... “Fabulous family drama.” —Midwest Book Review “Mason presents a family in transition whom all can identify with. Throw in a hidden fortune and a good dose of humor, and readers will laugh through their tears.” —RT Book Reviews
Bryce and Ashley Timberline are normal teenage twins, except for one thing—they discover action-packed mystery wherever they go. Whether it's searching for the owner of a pouch full of money, or looking for a missing student, Bryce and Ashley never lose their taste for adventure. Wanting to get to the bottom of any mystery, these twins find themselves on a non-stop search for the truth. The Red Rock Mysteries are targeted at readers ages 8-12 who enjoy a fast-paced story packed with mystery and humor.
From the New York Times bestselling authors of The Passion Test comes a book that will teach readers to harness the power of ritual to unlock their unique gifts and create a life of love, wealth, and happiness. Rituals are the common feature of every ancient culture on Earth. Yet, modern society has lost touch with the power and value of ritual to create a rhythm for daily life, balance, and a connection with others. In the process, many of us have lost touch with ourselves. Your Hidden Riches is a call to reignite the power of personal and community rituals--to sustain us in the midst of an ever-increasing onslaught of information and expectations, and to sustain our world by reawakening the awareness of our interconnection with all life. In the book you will learn to engage with: o Rituals for Magical Relationships o Rituals for Diet, Health, and Beauty o Creating Wealth Through Ritual o Rituals for the Seasons of Life o Rituals for a Closer Family Circle Embracing ritual will allow you to finally live the life of health, wisdom, and love that you deserve.
These timely devotions offer wonderful insights into God's Word as they plumb its richness and convey its bounty. The genius and fullness of Scripture is made understandable and challenging. Ed Powell is part of that "Greatest Generation" of whom we often speak. In Ed's case, his injuries received in combat should have killed him. Through God's grace he lives today and has been privileged to present another of his excellent works. Be blessed, encouraged and challenged through these Hidden Riches Of Secret Places by the insights of a wonderful man. Paul Guthrie, American Patriot Eustis, FL. Ed Powell has learned to search for God's provision in the tough recesses of life where we often overlook heaven's resources. In Hidden Riches of Secret Places Ed challenges us to look-by faith-for the caches of unlimited grace that God provides to meet our needs in hard places. Doug Salser, President Literature Ministries International, Greenville, TX. "Clear, concise, easy reading! These devotions are Scriptural and motivated by the Holy Spirit. Take a minute and read any chapter! You will be inspired to realize God loves you unconditionally and is ready to help you through any situation in your life." Jay Blint Holly Lake Branch, TX. EDWARD POWELL, a "miracle" of God's grace, was critically wounded in WWII when both forearms and leg were almost blown off by shrapnel from German artillery. He spent two and a half years in Army hospitals recovering as doctors rebuilt his arms and leg. For sixty-three years he has taught God's Word, spoken in churches, retreats and civic groups of God's grace, faithfulness and sufficiency. He has written four companion devotional books entitled Dare to Believe, Dare to Trust, Dare to Walk and Living With the Wind in Your Face.
Why did He select those particular men? This question led Sharolyn Dawn on the treasure hunt of a lifetime. While recovering her health in a one-room house on her mom's farm, Sharolyn searched for codes to reveal an ancient world's lost wealth in Bible Talk: Hidden Riches of Secret Places. Hebrew and Greek concordance in one hand and Bible in the other, she discovers, through symbolism and ancient languages of the Bible, the keys unlocking secret codes to the greatest riches on earth. Travel with her down aged trails through the past and present, discovering gold and jewels found in hidden treasures as the promise of Isaiah 45: 3 is fulfilled in Bible Talk: Hidden Riches of Secret Places.