Death Of An Assassin by Ann Marie Ackermann

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The year is 1835. In the Kingdom of Württemberg, in the small town of Bönnigheim, a murder has just been committed. The town’s beloved mayor has been gunned down in cold blood- a senseless crime with no apparent motive- and the elusive murderer manages to slip away, seemingly without trace. Despite the best efforts of a remarkably ingenious investigator, the case would remain unsolved for decades.

On the other side of the Atlantic, a storm is brewing between the Mexican government and American settlers, eventually erupting into the Texas Revolution. As America is drawn into war with Mexico, troops are amassed to besiege Veracruz in what would become the first large-scale amphibious assault conducted by United States military forces, and the largest in history until D-Day. In writing of the battle, Robert E Lee makes a curiously poignant entry in his journal regarding the heroic death of a German-American soldier, remarking “I doubt whether all Mexico is worth to us the life of that man”. Little could he have known that the man to whom he ascribed such praise was actually an assassin.
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A Father’s Guide: When Children Fall Uncomfortably Close To The Tree

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With humor and heartfelt sincerity, author Stephan Hahn shares practical advice on parenting from a father’s perspective.

A Father’s Guide: When Children Fall Uncomfortably Close To The Tree tackles the difficult subject of fatherhood with refreshing candor. From bringing home baby to the inevitable growing-up stages, Hahn gives dads a heads-up on what to expect by way of anecdotal stories of his own family life, telling it like it is and revealing both the expected and unexpected challenges of parenthood, as well as the many joys that make it all worthwhile.
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Book Excerpt – Stone in a Sling: A Soldier’s Journey by Scott A. Meehan

18146093Whenever I fell asleep, it was sound. I worked from 0700 hours until midnight, six days a week. I had to—in a war zone. I remember when morning came too soon once. It was an hour too early. The thunderous boom jolted me awake instantly. My eyes opened and I stared at the metal ceiling above me. Based on the explosive impact, I assumed there would be casualties, and likely…death.

I lay flat on my bed, closed my eyes, but remained wide awake. Outside my window, I heard recognizable voices and surmised that the team members had gathered beneath the concrete bunkers to take shelter. “Wow, look at that smoke,” I heard one of them say.
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Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work by Halimah Bellows

Career counselor and coach, Halimah Bellows, delivers an insightful guide designed to help lead readers through the process of both choosing and pursuing a career that is the right fit for them. Uniquely combining career coaching with career counseling, the book presents readers with intensive questions designed to help them discover their individual skills, talents, goals, and passions- showing them how they can use that knowledge to select a personally fulfilling career- along with supplying innumerable tools and strategies to then acquire a position in their desired field. Continue reading “Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work by Halimah Bellows”

Understanding Roots: Discover How to Make Your Garden Flourish by Robert Kourik

25989340Organic landscaper and author Robert Kourik sheds light on the fascinating world of plant roots in this wonderful resource for gardeners. At over 200 pages, this large book is packed with a wealth of information on how roots grow, collect nutrients, and interact with their environment, and how that knowledge can be used to better care for plants -be they ornamental trees and shrubs, or fruit and vegetable plants in the garden.
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God the Reason: How Infinite Excellence Gives Unbreakable Faith by Craig Biehl

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Christian theologian and apologist Craig Biehl presents a compelling and solidly scripture-based approach to defending the faith in his wonderful book, God The Reason. 

Rather than refuting, one by one, common objections to Biblical theology, Biehl strikes at the root of unbelief by challenging and exposing its unjustified and faulty faith assumptions. In doing so, he also explores at depth the various attributes of God, examining their implications for right thinking, living, unbreakable faith, and defending and sharing the Gospel of Christ.
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Hitler’s Cross: How the Cross was used to promote the Nazi agenda by Erwin W. Lutzer

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ebq5stDr. Erwin Lutzer lays out the fascinating and seldom examined story of Nazi Germany’s paradoxical attempt to use the Church to overthrow Christianity in his book Hitler’s Cross: How the cross was used to promote the Nazi agenda.

“Deine Reich Komme,” Hitler prayed these words publicly- Thy Kingdom Come. But to whose kingdom was he referring? The answer to that question is the heart and soul of this book, as Lutzer examines the rabid hatred that Hitler and his National Socialist Party (NAZIS) had for Christianity, and how he sought to infiltrate the church with his own philosophy and ideals to destroy it from within.
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