Author: Dean H. Harvey
Publisher: Xulon Press
Discover the truth about sin every Christian must know. If you think you understand sin, think again. RANSOM: The High Cost of Sin from Dean H. Harvey reframes this most important Christian concept for an eye-opening book that will change your relationship with God. Built on solid Scripture, Ransom shows how our self-centered focus on big sins-how they affect us in the here and now-is fundamentally misplaced. Rather, Harvey explains how the primary consequence of sin is to God-in the form of a broken heart. The secondary cost of sin is to the sinner-in his current life and the one to come. Third in line are those around us, who are all affected by our sins in some way. And finally, the highest cost of sin is that it emptied Heaven of its best to provide a ransom on the cross-in order to bring "so great salvation to all sinners who would repent and turn from sin. Straightforward and easy to understand, Ransom is a must read for anyone looking to more fully understand the bible and its remarkable insight for living a Christian life. "The author admonishes the reader to live each day to bring joy, and not grief, to the heart of God, who loves us and gave Himself for a sin-offering as a fulfillment of the Old Testament sacrifices." -George (Jed) Smock, Campus Ministries USA "It is my humble opinion that there is a high cost that comes with failing to understand the powerful truth contained in the pages of this book." -Michail E. Wolfe, President of Common Clay Ministries, Inc.: And Director of Ambassador Training International _____________________________________________________________________________ Dean Harvey was in full-time ministry for 37 years before retiring. Harvey, a Navy veteran, lives with his wife Shirley in Palm Desert, California.
In the culminating instance of irony , Henry uses the standard convention of the
ransom letter in order to follow the set pattern of a kidnapping tale , but the
captive ' s father does not reply in an appropriate man- C ner : instead of
agreeing to the ...
Author: O. Henry
Publisher: The Creative Company
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Two men kidnap a mischievous boy and request a large ransom for his return.
The news that General Ransom had been wounded appeared in the Petersburg
newspapers on May ¡6, and on this date his prospects of returning home by rail
seemed very remote.¡ Bridges had been destroyed over Nottoway River and ...
Author: Clayton Charles Marlow
Despite the fact he was without military experience or training, Ransom saw it as his duty to join the Confederate forces. He left behind a young family and courageously fought Union forces until the end of the war. He was widely recognized as an effective and highly competent leader by enlisted men and officers alike.
7 A Secular Faith " By the way , there's such a St. Paul Society drive on our
campus , " Ransom informed Arthur Mizener in the spring of 1954 , " that theology
is destroying literary criticism in my present class , so that one pretty good man ...
Author: Kieran Quinlan
Publisher: LSU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Recent interest in the life and works of John Crowe Ransom has brought to light the many apparent contradictions and discontinuities in the career of this important man of letters. A noted poet, Ransom chose to devote his energies primarily to the composition of prose. A southern agrarian in the 1930s, he later rejected the movement as nostalgic and unrealistic. But perhaps more central to his development as a man of letters, he came to renounce all traditional religious beliefs, even though he was descended from a line of Methodist ministers. In John Crowe Ransom’s Secular Faith Keiran Quinlan examines these and other incongruities within the context of the writer’s career and offers a substantially revisionist interpretation of his subject. Quinlan argues that the key to understanding Ransom’s development lies in “his early rejection of the tenets of Christian theology and in his consequent effort at articulating an alternative philosophy to live by.” Ransom’s literary efforts are viewed as a philosophical project aimed at discovering an empirical validity for the world rather than a transcendental one. Quinlan examines Ransom’s development against the background of the literary and philosophic movements that influenced the writer. He shows how thinkers like Kant, Hegel, Dewey, and the logical positivists, and poets like Arnold, Hardy, Stevens, Eliot, and Graves, all made significant contributions to Ransom’s progress. Although Ransom has often been allied with T.S. Eliot, who turned to religion and a transcendental knowledge of the world, Quinlan contends that Ransom’s real sympathies were with Wallace Stevens, who south a suitable substitute for religious faith in the celebration of a world he felt was emptied of its transcendental component. Ransom’s difficulties are in many ways symptomatic of the struggles of our age—the supplanting of God and a supernatural world view by scientific advances, the loss of faith, and thus the need to find an alternative meaning in existence. Quinlan stresses that although the gradual emergence of Ransom’s “secular faith” was a direct result of his lifelong dialogue with the Christian tradition, his final belief was that “‘this is the best of all possible worlds’; inasmuch as it is not possible for imagination to acquaint is with any other world.” Quinlan concludes, therefore, that Ransom belongs squarely in the American pragmatist tradition.
... spotted her when she came inside with the soldier and boldly broke away from
the group of servants huddled together in the corner under the watchful eye of the
enemy's guard. She pleaded with the soldier to let her take over the RANSOM ...
Author: Julie Garwood
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
For fans of Scottish medieval romances comes this beloved and classic page-turner from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood. In the dark days after the death of Richard the Lionhearted, lives and lands would fall into upheaval at the hands of a power-hungry British ruler and his violent minions. One victim of the scourge is innocent Gillian, who is a mere child when the cruel and ambitious Baron Alford slaughters her father and tears her family apart. Alford, determined to recover a jeweled box for the despotic King John, is furious when the precious treasure slips through his fingers—only to be lost for more than a decade. Now a beautiful young woman, Gillian finds the key to resolving her past in handsome Scottish chieftains Ramsey Sinclair and Brodick Buchanan. With the cunning and courage of the daring Scotsmen, and with the friendship of a new ally, Bridgid KirkConnell, Gillian at last fights the unscrupulous Baron Alford, laying claim to her home, her family, and her father's reputation. But in the presence of the mighty warrors, Gillian and Bridgid discover that desire can be a weapon of conquest, betrayal can slay trust in a heartbeat, and the greatest risk of all is to surrender to unexpected love.
Author: Richard P. Wright
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
The enormous sums paid for the release of hostages coupled with law enforcement’s inability to stem the tide has made kidnapping for ransom a worldwide plague. The increasing rate of reported incidents from every corner of the globe suggests this plague is growing. Kidnap for Ransom: Resolving the Unthinkable removes the veil of mystery and dispels some of the myths surrounding kidnapping. The book provides security professionals, families, and law enforcement personnel with the modern tools needed to understand and effectively respond to the crime of kidnapping. This volume traces the historical development of kidnapping for ransom and studies the behaviors of perpetrators, victims, and families. The author makes extensive use of case histories, and includes comments and anecdotes from those who have actually suffered at the hands of kidnappers. Based on his vast experience managing these incidents, the author provides an overview of the series of activities that represent the best opportunity for a successful resolution of a kidnap for ransom scenario. This tried and tested methodology for confronting kidnapping situations enables victims, families, and organizations to have a fighting chance. In addition, the book examines how kidnappers operate and describes the methods they use to select, target and abduct their victims. The work also details preventive measures that an individual can take to avoid becoming a victim, and the strategies that one must apply to survive a kidnapping. This is the first book to examine the kidnap for ransom phenomenon and to reveal the process from the moment of the kidnapping until the victim’s safe return. The author’s experience as the principal consultant and manager in the successful resolution of numerous kidnapping and extortion incidents makes this book an invaluable tool for those charged with the responsibility of kidnap prevention, as well as for those law enforcement agents called on to mitigate the potential consequences of an abduction in progress.
In the middle of the 17th century, in the thick of the New England woods, one man laid down his life for his friends, and The Blood Of God became the ransom for a race long held in the hard, cold grip of an ancient spiritual darkness.
Author: Mark Ammerman
Publisher: Horizon Books
In the middle of the 17th century, in the thick of the New England woods, one man laid down his life for his friends, and The Blood Of God became the ransom for a race long held in the hard, cold grip of an ancient spiritual darkness. Drawn by the gospel of Jesus Christ into a world between worlds, Kattenanit learns that following Jesus is much more than adding one more god to his pantheon! Following Jesus means war, including war with the spirits and war with the English whose God he now worships and serves.
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likedto say that Carlyle washismodel inEnglish prose —would takeoneor twoof
Ransom's changes, if any, and send it back to the client, who would never know
Author: Jay McInerney
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Living in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, Christopher Ransom seeks a purity and simplicity he could not find at home, and tries to exorcise the terror he encountered earlier in his travels - a blur of violence and death at the Khyber Pass. Supporting himself by teaching English to eager Japanese businessmen, Ransom feels safe amongst his fellow expatriates. But soon he is threatened by everything he thought he had left behind, in a sequence of bizarre events whose consequences he cannot escape ...
RANSOM SLAVERY ALONG THE OTTOMAN–HUNGARIAN FRONTIER IN THE
SIXTEENTH AND SEVENTEENTH CENTURIES GÉZA PÁLFFY Introduction In
1682 the military court (sedes bellica) of the border fortress of Fülek convened to
Author: Géza Dávid
The volume is an ambitious attempt to give a comprehensive picture of trade in captives along the European borders of the Ottoman Empire, especially in Central Europe. It brings together a great deal of so far unpublished archival material and thus integrates a new area into the research.
It turned out she had a boyfriend, and wasn't interested in Iim after all. She was
just flirting with him. There was a whole new life waiting for them in South
America. All they needed now was a place to stay while they waited for the
Author: Danielle Steel
A violent crime brings together four lives in Danielle Steel’s sixtieth bestselling novel, the story of a mother’s courage, a family’s terror, and a triumph of human strength and dignity in the face of overwhelming odds. Outside the gates of a California prison, Peter Morgan is released after four long years and vows to redeem himself in the eyes of the young daughters he left behind. Simultaneously, Carl Waters, a convicted murderer, is set on the path of freedom with him. That night, three hundred miles south in San Francisco, police detective Ted Lee comes home to a silent house; for twenty-nine years, he has been living for his job—and slowly falling out of love with his wife. Across town, in an exclusive Pacific Heights neighborhood, a mother tries to shield her three children from the panic rising within her. Four months after her husband’s death, Fernanda Barnes faces a mountain of debt she cannot repay, a world destroyed, and a marriage lost. Within weeks, the lives of these four people will collide in ways none of them could have foreseen. For Fernanda, whose life had once been graced by beautiful homes, security, success, and stunning wealth, the death of her brilliant, brooding husband was already too much to bear. She simply couldn’t imagine a greater loss, until a devastating crime rocks her family to its core—and brings Detective Ted Lee into her life. A man of unshakable integrity, Lee will soon become the one person who tries to save Fernanda’s family from a terrifying fate. Fernanda must draw on a strength she never knew she had. Racing against time in the underbelly of the criminal world, buffeted by the dark side of power, and unmoored by loss and betrayal, no one can predict where this tragedy will take them. Danielle Steel brilliantly explores the collision of a shocking crime with the ordinary lives of its victims in a novel that mesmerizes from start to finish. Ransom is at once a riveting evocation of life’s inexplicable turns of fate and a testament to the human will to survive.
Chapter 6 Conclusion This thesis examines the reception of the ransom logion
and explores the significance of that examination for the critical study of Mark
10.45 / Matthew 20.28 . Chapters Two through Four examine the reception of the
Author: J. Christopher Edwards
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Revised thesis (doctoral) - University of St. Andrews, 2011.
Lois Duncan. Ransom Lois Duncan for Robin Dale Contents Chapter One
Chapter Two Chapter Three.
Author: Lois Duncan
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Edgar Award finalist: When the strange new bus driver passes the last stop, the five teens on board know something’s wrong: “[A] gripping thriller.” —Publishers Weekly Valley Gardens is the last stop on the bus route after school. The neighborhood is known for its wealthy families, perhaps the richest in town. Marianne, Bruce, Glenn, Dexter, and Jesse live in Valley Gardens, and have no trouble guiding the new bus driver to the last stop of the day—but the strange substitute driver keeps driving. Soon the five teenagers are hostages deep in the mountains. Their kidnappers demand stacks of money from their families, even though most of the students aren’t as well off as the abductors assume. Without hope of raising the ransom money, the five teens must find a way out or face terrifying consequences. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Duncan including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
Diane Pershing. Ransom DIANE PERSHING Books by Diane Pershing
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Author: Diane Pershing
I NEED THAT PAY PHONE… She was a polite person, normally. But Hallie Fitzgerald was expecting a call—on the pay phone outside the hardware store—from the burglar who'd robbed her. The same phone a gorgeous former marine, and the town's new police chief, currently occupied! NOW! By-the-book lawman Marc Walcott sensed the petite and feisty Hallie knew more than she was telling him about the stolen museum pieces. Marc was determined to employ all sorts of new interrogation techniques to uncover the truth—including an in-depth investigation of her lips…no matter how many kisses it took!
Erica Sutherhome. Ransom By Erica Sutherhome This is a work of fiction. Names
, characters, places and.
Author: Erica Sutherhome
Paul Lederer. Ransom Paul Lederer writing as Owen G. Irons ONE Crater was
not much different from half a hundred.
Author: Paul Lederer
Publisher: Open Road Media
When a banker’s daughter is kidnapped, it takes an evil deed to get her back Two horsemen appear on the eastern edge of Crater, a dusty Western town as dry and barren as the sinkhole that gave it its name. The riders disappear around the back of the bank, where they find an unlocked door—and a flour sack stuffed with cash. The ransom was embezzled by the banker himself, who is ready to risk jail, to throw away his reputation, to give his life if it means getting his daughter Anita back alive. But the money won’t be enough. These kidnappers are out for blood. The banker told no one about the kidnapping, but Deputy Marshal Bill Thatcher—who loves Anita no less than her father does—quickly notices the girl’s disappearance. As the kidnapper’s demands increase, Thatcher must prove his love with violence. In a town like Crater, love is no match for a quick-drawn gun.
Dragon Blood Pirates: Book Seventeen Dan Jerris. ∙ RANSOM ∙ DAN JERRIS
Illustrations by Rory Walker Contents Copyright Title Page Pirate Mateys and
Scallywags The Secret.
Author: Dan Jerris
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The dreaded Captain Slitgut has kidnapped Al's sister, Hally, and her friend Grenda. Al and Owen must rescue the girls, but a jungle of angry apes, a perilous cliff and three huge bloodthirsty dogs stand in their way.
"There is the small matter of Erak's ransom." He paused hopefully, waiting for
Evanlyn to produce the money draft and her seal ring. Both items had been
recovered from Yusal. Evanlyn, however, showed no sign of doing so. "His
Author: John A. Flanagan
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone! In the wake of Araluen's uneasy truce with the raiding Skandians comes word that the Skandian leader has been captured by a dangerous desert tribe. The Rangers - and Will - are sent to free him. But the desert is like nothing these warriors have seen before. Strangers in a strange land, they are brutalized by sandstorms, beaten by the unrelenting heat, tricked by one tribe that plays by its own rules, and surprisingly befriended by another. Like a desert mirage, nothing is as it seems. Yet one thing is constant: the bravery of the Rangers. "Bringing together many favorite characters for a grand adventure, this book delivers both excitement and quiet good times." - Booklist Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.
Very large crude carriers (VLCCs) cost US$100–120 million to build, and can
carry a cargo worth double that amount; the ransom value of its crew is also
attractive to pirates. In addition, the losses continue to mount with each day the
ship is ...
Author: John Boyle
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: True Crime
For the first time in history, the navies of every superpower on the planet have united against a common enemy – a couple of thousand rag tag underfed men and boys. Crammed together in tiny open boats, they range up to a thousand miles from their home shores. Armed with ancient AK47s and rocket propelled grenades, they scour the western Indian Ocean. No-one knows how many simply die at sea. But occasionally these modern-day pirates hit the jackpot, seizing vessels and crews that will be ransomed for millions of dollars. This is a war that's estimated to cost the world economy $18 billion every year, and has so far seemed impossible to win. John Boyle is a lawyer turned filmmaker. Whilst filming for National Geographic on the war against the Somali pirates, he found himself meeting victims on every side, and being drawn into the incredibly complex situation. The phenomenon of modern-day piracy has horrified the world; the Somalis being demonised and released hostages gaining near celebrity status. But few people have any understanding of the overall picture, and in this book John takes us with him on his investigation, giving us a unique insight into the ongoing war. John builds up the story using his experiences on the ground and interviews with key figures, including prosecution and defence lawyers, a prison governor, pirates serving life sentences, freed hostages, and a skipper of a Maersk containership identical to that captured in the Captain Philips film. Each chapter strips back the well-known issues to the gritty realities underneath them: Somalia's recent history; why young men and boys are choosing to risk their lives and freedom at sea; the reality of being a modern-day pirate; the tactics and technologies being used by the international navies and shipping vessels; capture and trial; and what happens next.
arry Ransom's place in Texas letters continued to come under discussion in the
ensuing months. Lon Tinkle, professor of French at Southern Methodist University
, author, and book critic of the Dallas Morning News, referred to Ransom's ...
Author: Alan Gribben
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Both a life story and a portrait of public higher education during the twentieth century, Harry Huntt Ransom captures the spirit of a dynamic individual who dedicated his talents to nurturing intellectual life in Texas and beyond. Tracing the details of Ransom's youth in Galveston and Tennessee and his education at Yale, where he earned a doctorate, Alan Gribben provides new insight into the factors that shaped Ransom's future as a renowned administrator and defender of the humanities. Ransom's career at the University of Texas began in 1935, when he was hired as an instructor of English. He rose through the ranks to become chancellor, stepping down in 1971 during a volatile period when debates about the University's central mission raged—particularly over the question of commercializing higher education. The development of Ransom's lasting legacy, the Humanities Research Center bearing his name, is explored in depth as well. Bringing to life a legendary figure, Harry Huntt Ransom is a colorful testament to a singular man of letters who had the audacity to propose "that there be established somewhere in Texas—let's say in the capital city—a center of our cultural compass, a research center to be the Bibliothèque Nationale of the only state that started out as an independent nation."
a complete copy of the Fourth Part of Mr. Ransom's writings rotting among the old
Baron's papers. He was happy to give it to me, seeing no value in it. I have never
seen any Fifth Part of Mr. Ransom's writings, nor heard any rumor of any such ...
Author: Felix Gilman
Publisher: Tor Books
This is the story of Harry Ransom. If you know his name it's most likely as the inventor of the Ransom Process, a stroke of genius that changed the world. Or you may have read about how he lost the battle of Jasper City, or won it, depending on where you stand in matters of politics. Friends called him Hal or Harry, or by one of a half-dozen aliases, of which he had more than any honest man should. He often went by Professor Harry Ransom, and though he never had anything you might call a formal education, he definitely earned it. If you're reading this in the future, Ransom City must be a great and glittering metropolis by now, with a big bronze statue of Harry Ransom in a park somewhere. You might be standing on its sidewalk and not wonder in the least of how it grew to its current glory. Well, here is its story, full of adventure and intrigue. And it all starts with the day that old Harry Ransom crossed paths with Liv Alverhyusen and John Creedmoor, two fugitives running from the Line, amidst a war with no end. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.