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The state is often ascribed a special sort of authority, one that obliges citizens to obey its commands and entitles the state to enforce those commands through threats of violence. This book argues that this notion is a moral illusion: no one has ever possessed that sort of authority.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Michael Huemer
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2012-10-29
File: 365 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781137281661

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Mary Eberstadt, “one of the most acute and creative social observers of our time,” (Francis Fukuyama) shines a much-needed spotlight on a disturbing trend in American society: discrimination against traditional religious belief and believers, who are being aggressively pushed out of public life by the concerted efforts of militant secularists. In It’s Dangerous to Believe, Mary Eberstadt documents how people of faith—especially Christians who adhere to traditional religious beliefs—face widespread discrimination in today’s increasingly secular society. Eberstadt details how recent laws, court decisions, and intimidation on campuses and elsewhere threaten believers who fear losing their jobs, their communities, and their basic freedoms solely because of their convictions. They fear that their religious universities and colleges will capitulate to aggressive secularist demands. They fear that they and their families will be ostracized or will have to lose their religion because of mounting social and financial penalties for believing. They fear they won’t be able to maintain charitable operations that help the sick and feed the hungry. Is this what we want for our country? Religious freedom is a fundamental right, enshrined in the First Amendment. With It’s Dangerous to Believe Eberstadt calls attention to this growing bigotry and seeks to open the minds of secular liberals whose otherwise good intentions are transforming them into modern inquisitors. Not until these progressives live up to their own standards of tolerance and diversity, she reminds us, can we build the inclusive society America was meant to be.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Mary Eberstadt
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2016-06-21
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062454034

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When Software Sales Executive, Philip Kurz relunctantly accepts a ride to be picked up at the airport by his High School buddy, he has no idea this short ride will lead to the death of his friend and leave him facing a lengthy stay in Federal prison. A drug cartel seeks to obtain classified computer files from the DEA and use Philip's hacking skills to succeed in their quest. Philip is unaware of the sensitive nature of the files until it's too late. Initially, the scheme is a success, but it all unravels when a single drop of blood in discovered on a broken fragment of a car window located in Florida, a thousand miles away.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: William S. Aiken Jr.
Publisher: iUniverse
Release: 2011-02-08
File: 496 Pages
ISBN-13: 1450278132

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The Starless Queen is plotting an invasion of Spera, and has sent the merciless General Zeal to secure its capital. Unfortunately for the Queen, her daughter-the exiled adventurer Princess Pira-and Pira's best friend Princess Lono have discovered her plot?and will go to any lengths to stop her. Along with their friends-the fire spirit, Yonder, and the ruthless cat Chobo-Pira and Lono must set off on a perilous journey to warn the Speran King, up monster-infested mountains, through villages full of crazed warriors, and down dark tunnels walled with madness itself

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Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Author: Josh Tierney
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Release: 2014-11-19
File: 177 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781613982686

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The English Ladder is a four-level course designed to help pupils take their first steps in English. Join the Fantastic family for fun, adventure and lively language learning through engaging stories, challenging songs, games, tongue twisters, and communication activities. Part of a four-level course, this Level 4 Teacher's Book features lesson-by-lesson teaching notes, notes for activities in the Pupil's Book and Activity Book, tests for the end of each unit and each level and clear guidance on language presentation.

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Genre: Foreign Language Study
Author: Susan House
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2013-01-31
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781107400818

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Fall back in love with New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann’s Tall, Dark and Dangerous series, originally published in 1997. EVERYDAY, AVERAGE JONES: All her life Melody Evans has wanted to marry a plain, average man who doesn’t take risks. But when the foreign embassy is taken over by terrorists and she’s rescued by a daring Navy SEAL, Melody discovers that Harlan “Cowboy” Jones is anything but. HARVARD’S EDUCATION: Senior Chief “Harvard” Becker believes that there is no room for women in a combat zone. It’s too dangerous, too tough…and with P.J. involved, too distracting. But P.J. isn’t a woman who backs down easily, and to her, Harvard has a lot to learn. She just doesn’t expect him to be so eager to instruct her on other subjects…like trust, desire and maybe even love. IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR: As Christmastime settles quietly over the countryside, Navy SEAL William “Crash” Hawken is faced with a deadly conspiracy. And he has only one person to turn to—the caring, passionate Nell Burns. Crash begins to see all they could have together, what the future might hold. If only he could be assured that they had one... THE ADMIRAL’S BRIDE: When a lethal nerve agent is stolen from a military testing lab, Admiral Jake Robinson must recover the chemicals—by any means necessary. With Dr. Zoe Lange at his side, he must infiltrate the compound where religious fanatics have stored the deadly toxin. But Jake fears his instant attraction to Zoe might compromise the mission… Everyday, Average Jones, Harvard’s Education, and It Came Upon a Midnight Clear originally published in 1998. The Admiral’s Bride originally published in 1999.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
Publisher: HQN Books
Release: 2017-11-13
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781488091322

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Genre: Chess
Author:
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Release: 1886
File: Pages
ISBN-13: HARVARD:HN43P5

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Does having faith mean abandoning reason? It’s easy to get that impression. Still, it seems reasonable that a supremely intelligent God would want you to use your God-given intellect on your spiritual journey as much as in any other aspect of your life. Faith may not stand on rational thinking alone, but a solid faith should walk hand in hand with intellectual integrity.Does it really matter what I believe? What is the relationship between faith and knowledge? Why are there so many religions? Do all paths lead to the same God? This book helps you sort through the questions, objections, and concerns you can’t help but raise. A Search for What Makes Sense will help you think your way clearly and honestly to answers that satisfy because they’re your answers—conclusions you’ve arrived at personally without manipulation, coercion, or game-playing.For faith to exist and grow it’s got to make sense—good sense, carefully-thought-out sense. And chances are it does.FINDING FAITHThe Finding Faith books A Search for What Makes Sense and A Search for What Is Real don’t try to tell you what to believe; they are guides in learning how to believe. If you think the spiritual journey requires turning your back on honesty and intellectual integrity, these two companion volumes will speak to both your mind and your soul.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Brian D. McLaren
Publisher: Zondervan
Release: 2009-07-13
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780310858744

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Author: Edward Gibbon
Publisher:
Release: 1840
File: 374 Pages
ISBN-13: BSB:BSB10432562

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Ghost Town is the hottest amusement park in the country, offering state-of-the-art chills and thrills involving the paranormal. The park's main ride is a haunted mansion that promises an encounter with a real ghost. When Maia Peters visits during her senior year of college, she's not expecting to be impressed. Maia grew up as the only child of a pair of world-renowned "ghost hunters," so the paranormal is nothing new. In fact, the ride feels pretty boring until the very end. There, a face appears from the mist. The face of Jordin Cole, a girl who disappeared from campus a year ago. Convinced what she saw wasn't a hoax and desperate to find answers to Jordin's disappearance, Maia launches into a quest for answers. Joined by Jordin's boyfriend--a pastor's kid with very different ideas about the spirit realm--Maia finds herself in a struggle against forces she never expected to confront.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Robin Parrish
Publisher: Bethany House
Release: 2010-07-01
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 1441212116

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