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A religious autobiography of unsurpassed interest, the simple confidential tone of which "revolutionized the popular estimate of its author," establishing the strength and sincerity of the convictions which had led him into the Roman Catholic Church (Wikipedia). "No autobiography in the English language has been more read; to the nineteenth century it bears a relation not less characteristic than Boswell's 'Johnson' to the eighteenth." Rev. Wm. Barry, D.D.
 
As a girl, Lady Duff-Gordon was noted both for her beauty and intelligence. As an author, she is most famous for this collection of letters from Egypt. Lady Duff-Gordon had tuberculosis, and went to Egypt for her health. This collection of her personal letters to her mother and her husband. By all accounts everyone loved her, and the letters are very personal in style and content. The letters are as much an introduction to her person as a record of her life on the Upper Nile.
 
Having, on his first voyage, discovered Australia, Cook still had to contend with those who maintained that the Terra Australians Incognita (the unknown Southern Continent) was a reality. To finally settle the issue, the British Admiralty sent Cook out again into the vast Southern Ocean with two sailing ships totalling only about 800 tons. Listen as Cook, equipped with one of the first chronometers, pushes his small vessel not merely into the Roaring Forties or the Furious Fifties but become ...
 
This collection recognizes Black History Month, February 2007. Two excellent resources for public domain African American writing are African American Writers (Bookshelf) and The Book of American Negro Poetry, edited by James Weldon Johnson. Johnson’s collection inspired the Harlem Renaissance generation to establish a firm African-American literary tradition in the United States.
 
I was once a Pastor in a Church that owned a Christian bookstore. One Christmas while I was selecting appropriate gifts for our 5 voluntary staff members, I experienced an encounter with God. After I selected the gifts God said to me, "put the gifts back and take some blank cards home and give them something from the Pastor's desk!" I was excited about this, as I knew God wanted to speak to each one of them. What He did then astounded me. After I had finished writing, I realized I had writte ...
 
Elnora Comstock is a sixteen year old girl who lives on the edge of the famous Limberlost swamp in Indiana. Her widowed mother is a cold and bitter woman who deprives Elnora of all that a young girl's heart desires. The mother lives in a fog of depression caused by Elnora's father's tragic death on the night Elnora was born. She ekes out a living from a small poultry business, but refuses to exploit the resources of the forest land around her like the rest of their neighbors. Elnora is a bri ...
 
“China Now” is a live daily show on China Radio International (CRI). Launched in December 2006, the show aims to showcase the real China to the world, by reporting on Chinese society and culture. Previously known as “Beyond Beijing”, which has now become the name of the whole frequency, “China Now” was the first show CRI launched via its overseas FM stations. China Now is broadcast live between 2-5 pm Beijing Time, Monday to Friday. Each edition contains more than ten segments, including A D ...
 
All of us have our own favorite parts of a book which we love to read and re-read. The nicest part of this is that each time you read, you find something new to savor and remember. For those of us who haven't read some of the classics, a teaser in the form of a single chapter would probably be intriguing enough to want us to take up the book and start reading. Favorite Chapters Collection 001 is one such delicious tasting table! Ten chapters from some of the best known classics in English ar ...
 
“He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad!” The wonderful opening lines of this 1921 novel set the tone for the rest of this delightful story of an adventurer and romantic who dons several roles in his colorful life. Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini is an historical novel set in the turbulent times of the French Revolution. The plot describes Andre-Louis Moreau, a young lawyer adopted by his godfather who cannot reveal his parentage. Moreau inadvertently stumbles ...
 
He is a divinely handsome young man, valiant and fiercely loyal to his uncle who adopted and nurtured him from the time he was an abandoned orphan. She is the ethereally beautiful princess of a faraway country, betrothed to the middle-aged uncle. They meet when the young man is sent as an emissary to her country to bring her back for the grand wedding. On board the ship, the two fall tragically in love. Tristan and Iseult by Joseph Bedier is a retelling of an ancient legend which has been po ...
 
Known as the Canadian Mark Twain, Stephen Leacock was a humorist whose gentle parodies and spoofs still evoke a smile and a chuckle more than a hundred years after they were first published. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town was published in 1912. Set in the fictional town of Mariposa in Canada, which is peopled by a delightful assortment of characters, the book has proved to be an enduring classic in the humor genre. Readers around the world continue to enjoy these little stories about the ...
 
This story opens on a ship crowded with pilgrims traveling from Singapore to Mecca for the hajj. A young Englishman is the vessel's first mate. This is his first job and it is something that he has longed for all his life—to be on board a ship that sails the seven seas. One night as the ship sails through the calm waters of the Arabian Sea, it mysteriously begins to shudder. The crew, including the young first mate, believe that it is about to sink. They decide to strike out for themselves i ...
 
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Hidden . . . Like a dull axe needing to be sharpened, is the overlooked treasury? Promises, Revelations, Prompts, and Wisdom incubating within you, waiting for their time! Borne in you for such a time as this. Hidden . . . He brings to remembrance EVERY WORD He has spoken relevant to its time. His Wisdom to hide the matter that it may be . . . Sear…
 
Celebrate . . . You have much to celebrate! The contrast between . . . what's perceived or experienced, and the truths you struggle to accept. You are rejoiced over in your present state! Unconditionally. So hard to get your head around?. It's not about your head, it's about your heart. Assurance is your peace as you contemplate the songs sung over…
 
The Altar . . . Making decisions for a Real Life? Choices confront us! My life hangs paradoxically . . . I want my life to count But, for that to happen I must lose it! It's the spiritual principle. I must lose my life to save it! Saving my life for myself because it's my own, loses it for a Higher call. To lose it . . . becomes my protection. The …
 
My Heart, My Heart . . . It's within me, stored, the real me, the who I really am, is within my heart. I can't deny or run unless I want to ride inside a Whale! I am the gift, the calling the understanding and articulation of all I am. It's instinctively what I do. Come, draw your water from the flowing stream Within . . . My Heart. Reflection Beca…
 
The Miner . . . That's YOU! Not in age, but in years. You know how to find and mine the Treasure in the hearts of men. You dig their hearts with the spade of questions. Finding their treasuries their golden seams . . . naturally. You impart confidence, this alone extricates the golden nuggets hidden in their vault. You don't stop there! You refine …
 
My Hearing . . . How do I hear You when . . . my inner voice drowns you out? You speak so many different ways. In storms and in the still small voice. Am I deaf or is it something else preventing me from hearing? You do hear yet not perceive, having different expectations. Open up your heart ears And See. Reflection God is never silent and is alway…
 
Being YOU . . . Perfectly incomplete yet . . . Fearfully and wonderfully made. The work in progress as the Word is Made flesh within. Destiny is in YOU! Being wrought in your heart as you put on the inner beauty of Jesus. Wearing the fragrance of Him that will touch those He . . . Scent To You. © 2019 Lloyd Portman - All Rights Reserved Reflection …
 
Come Now . . . Come to the table of My Heart, the table of reasoning. We can discuss issues tripping you up and work together on them. I am the one who washes your scarlet transforming it to pure snow. Please don't resist or hide. The door to My Heart is always open. You can't do this alone! The table of reasoning becomes the table of Friendship an…
 
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