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Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Complete Christmas Stories

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Here you will find all the Christmas stories written by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

- The Red Room

- A Christmas Mistake

- A Christmas Inspiration

- The Josephs' Christmas

- Aunt Cyrilla's Christmas Basket

- The Osbornes' Christmas

- Bertie's New Year

- Ida's New Year Cake

- The Christmas Surprise at Enderly Road

- Clorinda's Gifts

- The Falsoms' Christmas Dinner

- The Unforgotten One

- Christmas at Red Butte

- Uncle Richard's New Year's Dinner

Christmas at Pebble Creek (Free Short Story) (The Pebble Creek Amish)

This free short story e-romance is an exclusive bonus from The Pebble Creek Amish Series by Vannetta Chapman. Fans of the series will enjoy this chance to briefly revisit Pebble Creek, and new readers will be introduced to an Amish community that is more deeply explored in the three full novels, A Promise for Miriam, A Home for Lydia, and A Wedding for Julia. As a bonus, this free eBook also includes Amish homestyle recipes for chicken and dumplings, green beans, and fresh bread.

Heavy snow blankets the southwestern Wisconsin Amish community as nineteen-year-old Grace Miller closes the schoolhouse for Christmas break. She's looking forward to having extra time to help the family prepare for the holiday, and she is hoping to get a few more drawings in of the beautiful, snowy Pebble Creek landscape. Her courtship with Adam Lapp is going on six months, and Grace can't wait to give him his present: a blue-and-brown buggy blanket she crocheted for him. Yes, this Christmas is going to be especially joyful.

Yet, amid the cheer of snowshoe outings, church potlucks, and holiday festivities, Grace is given a bittersweet reminder of the Christmas story. Grief is present with celebration, and though the future is rarely certain, she is given a heartwarming glimpse that God knows our needs before we do and will provide.

Faith (Lacuna Book 3)

"Faith isn't faith until it's all you're holding on to."

- Toralii Proverb

Hundreds of years before the Toralii attacked Earth, destroying the cities of Beijing, Tehran and Sydney, before they developed the voidwarp technology and destroyed their homeworld, they warred amongst themselves.

The hills of the occupied Kaater Mountains were home to thousands of prisoners.

Including Tami.

A 1900 word story set in the Lacuna universe suitable to read as a stand-alone story.

Parts of the Lacuna universe:LacunaLacuna: The Sands of KarathiLacuna: The Spectre of OblivionLacuna: The Ashes of Humanity (new release!)Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming soon!)Don't miss these short stories set in the Lacuna universe:MagnetMagnet: Special MissionMagnet: MarauderMagnet: ScarecrowMagnet Omnibus I (new release!)ImperfectFaith

Holidays or Holy Days: Does It Matter Which Days We Observe?

The publisher offers this ebook for free at ucg.org/booklet/holidays-or-holy-days-does-it-matter-which-days-we-observe

Many people are shocked to discover the origins of our most popular religious holidays. They are also surprised to find that the days God commands us to observe in the Bible--the same days Jesus Christ and the apostles kept--are almost universally ignored. Why?

Also, why are today's supposedly Christian holidays observed with so many rituals and customs that are not sanctioned anywhere in the Bible?

Here are some questions to think about...

Does Christmas really honor Jesus and His birth?

Where did the Christmas holiday come from? How did it begin, and why? Did you realize that historians (and the Bible) agree that Jesus Christ wasn't born anywhere near December 25? Or that this particular date was well known for its pagan religious celebrations long before Jesus Christ was born?

Would Jesus Keep Easter?

Can we find any historical or biblical record of Jesus or His disciples keeping Easter or teaching parents and children to dye eggs and display bunnies on this holiday?

Did Jesus or His apostles instruct any of His followers to worship His resurrection at sunrise on Easter Sunday--or at any other time, for that matter? If Easter were not sanctioned by Jesus or instituted by His apostles, then where did Easter come from?

In other words, if Jesus were living among us today, would He keep Easter or encourage others to do so? Should you, as a Christian, celebrate Easter?

Few people know why they believe or do the things they do--especially when it comes to their religious beliefs and practices.

Inside the Bible study aid ebook, Holidays or Holy Days: Does It Matter Which Days We Observe?, discover the shocking truths about several of the world's most popular holidays. Perhaps even more surprising is how they came to be connected with Jesus Christ and the Christian religion.

Chapters in this ebook:

-- Crucial Questions

-- Christmas: The Untold Story

-- How Christmas Grew

-- Christmas vs. the Bible

-- Biblical Evidence Shows Jesus Wasn't Born on December 25

-- Easter: Masking a Biblical Truth

-- The Resurrection Connection

-- Fertility Symbols: Beneath the Dignity of God

-- The Chronology of Christ's Crucifixion and Resurrection

-- Halloween: A Celebration of Evil

-- What About Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Purim?

-- God's Days of Worship

-- God's Festivals in the New Testament

-- Does It Matter to God?

-- An Ancient Cultural Clash

-- The Delights of Obedience

Inside this Bible Study Aid ebook:

"Did the writers of the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) consider Jesus' birth to be one of the most significant events for Christians to acknowledge or celebrate?... Did Jesus Christ tell us to celebrate His birth? No."

"A careful analysis of Scripture, however, clearly indicates that December 25 is an unlikely date for Christ's birth. Here are two primary reasons..."

"The word Easter appears once in the King James Version of the Bible, in Acts 12:4, where it is a mistranslation."

"The New Testament does not mention an Easter celebration. Early Christians had nothing to do with Easter. Instead, they kept the Passover, instituted by God centuries earlier at the time of the Exodus (Exodus 12:13-14; Leviticus 23:5)."

"The popular belief is that Christ was crucified on a Friday and rose on a Sunday. But neither of these suppositions is supported by the biblical record."

Eternity Is For Real. Life After Death Is For Real Where Will You Spend Eternity?: What Really Happens After You Die and Why? Your Future Revealed! ... (Win The Battle In The Prayer War Room)

Your Future Revealed! The truth about the Afterlife is now revealed

Is there life after death? Where will the Afterlife be? What will it be like? Is there really such a place as Heaven and Hell? Can we know for sure?

Every Person

Every person, whether they are religious or non-religious, Christian or non-Christian, Atheist or whatever you want to put in there as a name - WILL experience the Afterlife. However, what THAT Afterlife will be will be determined by very specific facts. This book explains in detail what those facts are. This will take away any guessing whatsoever.

So many people are wanting to know what happens after they die. They want to know exactly what happens to them in the Afterlife.Then this book is a "must-read" for anyone wanting to know the truth.

Life After Death explained!

If you want to know the truth and the facts about life after death then this is the book for you. You will discover, as so many others have, that this is a must read book. No filler, no fluff - just the facts you need to know.

For years, death and life after death have been misunderstood. Many fear death and the life after death because it is the "unknown." Many in the quest for the truth have turned to other books about near death experiences. While others turn to science. Unfortunately, both of these can bring confusion and varied end results that just simply leave the reader confused and still wondering about life after death.

What will happen? What will it look like? Is there a Hell and is there a Heaven?

This book explains all of this in easy to understand terms.

Life After Death is now explained

Life after death is now explained in easy to understand words. When the reader has completed reading this book there will be no doubt left as to the Afterlife.

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Grab your copy now while it is still available at this price. This book contains the facts that you wish you knew years ago!

You Owe It To Yourself To Know The Facts. You Have a Right to Know!

Winston S. Churchill: The Watchman

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There has probably never been a greater political watchman than Winston Churchill. His foresight saved the Western world from demise in World War II. Yet today, the West scorns his message. The biggest tragedy of World War II is that we didn't learn from that shameful and near-fatal disaster.

In this booklet:

o Winston S. Churchill: The Watchman

o Learning From History

o Preparing for War

o Illusion of Security

o Winston S. Churchill: The Leader

o A Final Warning

Manifestations: Life After Death - For like-minds who wonder, why they're here and where they go after they die...

The Narrator

It begins with its narrator who is clearly a higher power: God, Allah, JA, Yahweh, Jehovah, The Great Spirit, Amen, etc.

The narrator does not dwell on that; for clearly, as you will read, it is beneath it to mention; for the logic of the narrator cuts through the concept of true religion and traditional worship.

Once the deity establishes itself, you will find yourself giving it leeway to discover what new scientific or spiritual information it has to offer.

The narrator does not let down.

Personal Transformation

After whisking you through creation, the narrator gives us a glimpse at the Earthly Realm, human history, knowledge of self, and the ever changing of self.

The way the narrator weaves these ideas together and still addresses reincarnation, science and religion, without offending them is what separates this text from the ancient scriptures.

The narrator is intelligent, quick witted, and detailed. Moreover, the deity articulates the present life only as a precursor to our life after life. As the text suggests, life then truly begins.

Near Death Experience

To start the transformation, the narrator allows you to experience death and enter the first of seven realms of the afterlife. This is where, as a reader, you expect a complicated, sketchy explanation.

The narrator makes it simple. The Astral Realm is the first realm that is introduced. As an astral being, the narrator introduces the new challenges that await you.

Similar to how the narrator explained the Earthly Realm; the Astral Realm is explained in just as much detail, yet, simple, so the common person can understand it.

The narrator then takes us to The Realm of Contemplation. It is here that all thoughts lie dormant. Just like the previous two realms, the narrator walks you through the realm while teaching.

This is continued until the seventh level is visited and explained.

Heaven and Hell

This work is a work of eschatology. Where one may read about heaven and hell in the Bible, Qu'ran or Ramayana, the concept of Heaven and Hell are not mentioned in Manifestations.

Could it be that they do not exist? Or perhaps we may need to change our concept of it. The text agrees with Kemetic Science as it supports life after death. According do Manifestations, even in the afterlife, good souls can suffer, if they do not strive to be masters.

What Science Can't Discover About the Human Mind

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Think! Will any human person still be alive on this Earth in another five or ten years? The number one problem we all face today is that of human survival! Why has the human mind produced such awesome modern progress, yet remains helpless in the face of such appalling evils? The answer to this baffling enigma lies in the human mind. In the following pages, you will learn what psychologists and scientists do not know about the human mind!

The Truth of Life (A Path to Self-Discovery)

What do we know about the world that is beyond our physical perception? What does a man's lifetime in this world amount to if compared to the universal dimension of time? If there is no god up in the sky who expects worship from people, then what is the reason behind religious and spiritual practices? What are we going to experience through and beyond death? The author discusses what the Quran and modern sciences say about these topics and more.

Christmas Quiz Book

What Is the Relationship Between Church and State (Crucial Questions)

How should Christians view the state? God calls Christians to honor the governing authorities (Rom. 13:1 7), but we know that this is no easy task. Should Christians lobby the state to obey God's law? Must believers obey the state at all times, no matter what it commands? Does the church have any say in how the state is governed, and does the state have any say in how the church should be administrated? The answers to these questions aren't simple. In this booklet, Dr. R.C. Sproul considers the biblical principles that direct the Christian's understanding of the state.

Investigations Into the Phenomenology and the Ontology of the Work of Art: What are Artworks and How Do We Experience Them? (Contributions To Phenomenology)

This book investigates the nature of aesthetic experience and aesthetic objects. Written by leading philosophers, psychologists, literary scholars and semioticians, the book addresses two intertwined issues. The first is related to the phenomenology of aesthetic experience: The understanding of how human beings respond to artworks, how we process linguistic or visual information, and what properties in artworks trigger aesthetic experiences. The examination of the properties of aesthetic experience reveals essential aspects of our perceptual, cognitive, and semiotic capacities. The second issue studied in this volume is related to the ontology of the work of art: Written or visual artworks are a specific type of objects, containing particular kinds of representation which elicit a particular kind of experience. The research question explored is: What properties in artful objects trigger this type of experience, and what characterizes representation in written and visual artworks? The volume sets the scene for state-of-the-art inquiries in the intersection between the psychology and ontology of art. The investigations of the relation between the properties of artworks and the characteristics of aesthetic experience increase our insight into what art is. In addition, they shed light on essential properties of human meaning-making in general.

One Nation 'Above' God

Untrumpable: How Betting Against Theism Is A Fool's Bet Or What Pascal Should Have Said

One of the most important questions upon which man will ever be forced to wager is this: given our uncertainty about the afterlife, so what? In this book, Moore argues that our uncertainty about the afterlife should matter to us greatly, if we are wise. And in order to complete the failed task that Blaise Pascal initiated, the provision of a sound and valid argument about how to wager on the afterlife under uncertainty, Moore argues for and defends the following new argument. In sum: 1. Foolishness occurs under the following conditions: (a) when one is aware of a severe threat to his or her most relevant interest, (b) when one knows how to minimize the risks to such an interest against such a threat and (c) when, in the face of such a threat-awareness, one flouts his or her risk minimization know-how, opting to hope solely in luck's favor. 2.The possibility of a just and severely retributive afterlife counts as a real and severe threat to our most relevant interests (and it is the only sort of afterlife possibility that does so). 3. Despite our uncertainty about the afterlife, we know how to minimize our risks against such a threat. 4. Therefore, given both that we are aware of such a severe threat to our most relevant interest and that we know how to minimize our risks to such, whenever we choose not to live in accordance with such know-how we are acting foolishly. After carefully building his case for this conclusion, Moore lays out its implications, responds to many foreseeable objections and, in the final chapter, closes with a fitting and uncommon defense of Christianity as a beautiful and wise hope.