Pope Benedict XVI, the only modern-day Pope to retire whilst in office, now finally breaks his silence. Since retiring from the papacy in 2013, the first Pope in over 700 years to do so, Pope Benedict has lived quietly in a convent in the Vatican gardens in Rome. He has devoted himself to a life of prayer and study and has vowed to remain silent, until now. So much controversy still surrounds Pope Benedict's time in office. In this book, written with bestselling German author Peter Seewald, he addresses the issues of his papacy and reveals how, at his late age, governing and reforming the Church was beyond him. Last Testament is also an autobiography, recalling Pope Benedict's childhood in Germany under Nazism, his early development as a priest, and eventually his appointment as Archbishop of Munich. After becoming Pope, his account deals with the controversies that rocked the Catholic world: how he enraged Muslims with his Regensburg speech, what he did and did not do to stamp out the clerical sexual abuse of children, the 'Vatileaks' scandal and how he broke up a gay cabal within the Vatican itself. At all times, we see a man who is shy and retiring and modest being exceptionally open and frank with the outside world. In this Last Testament, a unique book insofar as no other living Pope has had the opportunity to write an account having left office, Benedict gives in his own words an unprecedented view of the difficulties, the achievements and the consequences of his time as head of the Catholic Church worldwide.
***An Act of God (previously published as The Last Testament: A Memoir) is now a major Broadway show starring Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and directed by Joe Mantello (Wicked)*** Over the course of his long and distinguished career, God has literally seen it all. And not just seen. In fact, the multitalented deity has played a pivotal role in many major events, including the Creation of the universe, the entirety of world history, and the successful transitioning of American Idol into the post–Simon Cowell era. Sometimes preachy, sometimes holier-than-thou, but always lively, An Act of God is the ultimate celebrity autobiography.
FATHER OMEGA'S LAST TESTAMENT is indeed an omega-oriented statement of moral guidance and intent which not only brings a more exacting comprehensiveness to bear on its analysis of axial relativity than had previously been the case with certain earlier e-books by John O'Loughlin, but, taking full advantage of this enhanced analysis, suggests the solution by means of which contemporary civilization - which is global - can attain to maturity in due omega-oriented guise, as something truly worthy to be deemed civilized and, more importantly, cultural.
Notes from the Last Testament, by veteran reporter Michael Deibert, is a riveting narrative account of the events leading up to and including the overthrow of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. A fearless correspondent and a meticulous researcher, Deibert traces the rupturing of the social-democratic coalition that originally brought Aristide to power and that had been the fruit of years of opposition to the dictatorships and military juntas. From chaotic scenes of frenzied mayhem on the streets of the bidonvilles of Port-au-Prince with their armed gangs and burning intersections to heated debates in the halls of power, these dramatic events throw into stark relief the obstacles facing the world's nascent democracies, the trend of first world military intervention in third world affairs, and the dual legacies of slavery and colonialism. In a remarkable and deeply humane synthesis of on-the-ground perspectives and exhaustive research, Deibert sets vivid personal testimonies alongside an analysis of the country's rich history that reaches back to Haiti's first days as a colony, to the time of the rebellion led by the former slave Toussaint Louverture, and extends to the present, ultimately exploring how Aristide, once a beacon of populism and democratic aspirations, came to embody brutality and misrule in the tradition of his predecessors. Along the way, Deibert introduces us to the real heroes of the Hatian people's struggle for a just and independent society free from violence and corruption.
“Almighty God’s Last Testament to All Mankind tells those who read this testament containing three packets will read of God’s promise to Abraham for the Jews’ Salvation Message, as well as give those with open minds to ponder a few of Life’s mysteries, such as the end time revelation of Almighty God’s two present day witnesses. Packet #1 contains a number of letters regarding Almighty God’s use of the two witnesses to get his Church back on track. Packet #2 contains a number of letters regarding the two witnesses as Almighty God’s only way to return to this land of exile. Packet #3 reveals Almighty God’s humanness to lash out in present day language to those ecclesiastics who have destroyed his Church as well as the final chapter in the world and, lastly, the Genesis of the God/Man.”
Deceit with Desire is a novel of suspense, mystery and romance. Sara Marshall is a suspect in a very big drug investigation. She has unknowingly been involved with some very shady characters that are under investigation. Sara runs a huge horse ranch and is suspected of transporting the drugs in the horse equipment and feeds. During this investigation Kurt Weston is called in from the local detectives bureau to work undercover for the FBI. Immediately he is drawn to Sara Marshall in ways he had never felt before and has a hard time keeping the investigation and his personal feelings separate.