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When Canada went to war with Japan following the bombing of Pearl Harbour, Canadians of Japanese descent were declared "Enemy Aliens." Without recourse of any kind, they were forced to leave their homes along with the British Columbia coast, their possessions were sold, and their rights as citizens denied. Caged Eagles follows fourteen-year-old Tadashi Fukushima and his family as they embark on a tortuous physical and emotional journey. Along with neighbours from their remote village on the northern BC coast, they travel by fishing boat to Vancouver, where they are placed in detention in Hastings Park, the Pacific National Exhibition ground, and forced to live in cattle stalls. For Tadashi detention becomes both an adventure and a dilemma as he struggles to understand the undercurrents of racism and injustice that have overtaken his life and those of his community.
It's the last chance for the PoWs to escape . . . It is 1945 and the end of war spells new problems for Otto Kruger and his fellow PoW officers at Grizedale Hall in the Lake District. Some, such as the V2 rocket scientist Eric Hoffmann have terrible secrets to conceal from the British or face the gallows. Mark Schiller, a partially blinded submarine pilot, has no desire to return home just yet, having learned about a pioneering eye surgeon in London.
New York Times Bestseller: The “extraordinary” true story of a golden eagle adopted by a California ranching family, and how she changed their lives (Delia Ephron). In 1955, Ed Durden brought a baby golden eagle home to his ranch in California, where she would stay for the next sixteen years. As her bond with Ed and the Durden family grew, the eagle, named Lady, displayed a fierce intelligence and strong personality. She learned quickly, had a strong mothering instinct (even for other species), and never stopped surprising those who cared for her. An eight-week New York Times bestseller, Gifts of an Eagle is a fascinating up-close look at one of the most majestic creatures in nature, as well as a heartwarming family story and “an affectionate, unsentimental tribute” (Kirkus Reviews).
A literary phenomenon in Italy, this European best-seller was voted the best Italian novel of the decade in a public survey. Its success has gone way beyond Italy, having been translated into Spanish, French, Japanese and 3 other languages. This epic historical novel about World War II and after, written from the author's own personal experiences as an Italian Freedom Fighter, is a profoundly moving account of the war, those who fought in it on both sides, and the effects the war had on families in the author's hometown in northern Italy. On a wider scale, it is a faithful witness to the actual events of the war-including the historic personages who appear, the Russian campaign, the Nazi barbarism, the Communist gulag, the North Italian resistance, and beyond to the political life in the two decades after the war. This world, filled with powerful personalities, drama and clashing armies, bathes in the complex light of the truth. A truly great historical novel with its epic scope, what makes this a masterpiece is the underlying spiritual dimensions of the protagonist, his family and friends, which illuminates the ongoing tragedy of the war and its aftermath. In the end, it is a story of faith and hope in a world reduced to barbarism and cruelty.
YESTERDAY IS OVER; IT ENDED AT MIDNIGHT It’s time to wake up into the newness of Christ Jesus, through relationship with your savior. May the principles in this book dare to change you mindset, actions, and overall, be enthusiastic about a lifestyle transformation. Most of the church is still locked in a time warp of self-defeating behavior. Therefore, as a church, we have become stationary and not missionary. I pray that the blessing attached to this book help you to find the proper roadmap back to Christ and answer many questions you are in pursuit of. It provides and overview of the complexity that we must come back to in order to build a true relationship with Christ. We must not continue to hide behind the walls of the Church and faking our way through life. We are using the church as a metaphor to run from life. And we really have not developed a real relationship with Christ, but we have switched drugs. Now, you have taken a hit off the new drug called church business! And we’re taking this new drug as a drug replacement for addictive behavior that really has not gone away. Never before in the history of the church has there been a cry out from heaven for the true church to come back under subjection unto itself. Not the four walls of the building—I mean YOU! Therefore life becomes and experiment, instead of a purpose driven life designed by God himself. This book was insured by God and has a powerful healing and restoration wrapped up in every fiber. Every word pierces the heart and touches the very depths of the soul. Come take a journey with me as we truly confront, layer by layer, of how we became Born into Greatness and Lost in Identity. Like Lazarus, we are commanded to come forth into the newness of Christ. May your life never ever be the same. May the rest of your life be the best of our life in the mighty, unmatched, and majestic name of Jesus. Amen!
During World War II near Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Jed comes to better understand and take pride in his British and native Tsimshian ancestry through caring for an injured eagle at a military fort and losing his Japanese Canadian best friend to aninternment camp.
In all latitudes, writers hold out a mirror, leading the reader to awareness by telling real or imaginary stories about people of good will who try to save what can be saved, and about animals showing humans the way to follow. Such tales argue that, in spite of all destructions and tragedies, if we are just aware of, and connected to, the real world around us, to the blade of grass at our feet and the star above our heads, there is hope in a reconciliation with the Earth. This may start with the emergence, or, rather, the return, of a nonverbal language, restoring the connection between human beings and the nonhuman world, through a form of communication beyond verbalization. Through a journey in Anglophone literature, with examples taken from Aboriginal, African, American, English, Canadian and Indian works, this book shows the role played by literature in the protection of the planet. It argues that literature reveals the fundamental idea that everything is connected and that it is only when most people are aware of this connection that the world will change. Exactly as a tree is connected with all the animal life in and around it, texts show that nothing should be separated. From Shakespeare’s theatre to ecopoetics, from travel writing to detective novels, from children’s books to novels, all literary genres show that literature responds to the violence destroying lands, men and nonhuman creatures, whose voices can be heard through texts.
In this western by the bestselling author of Talons of Eagles, a gunfighter and his sons dole out revenge on a bloodthirsty gang. Raised by the Shawnee, Jamie Ian MacCallister survived the bloodshed of the Alamo and the Civil War. With each victory, the MacCallister legend grew—as violent and unpredictable as the land that gave him life. Now the battle has gotten personal: the brutal murder of his wife at the hands of the wild Miles Nelson gang. Jamie’s journey of revenge will take him from Atlantic City’s bustling port of thieves, con men, and whores to the pristine and deadly landscape of the Colorado Rockies . . . and finally to a place called Little Big Horn. All he has at his side are his sons and an unquenchable thirst for justice—MacCallister style.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. –– Psalm 34:18 Sadly, love knows too well the abused, betrayed, neglected, abandoned, rejected, and cheated, just to name a few. Loves gift of joy and trust quickly fades. Loves flame quietly becomes a smoldering ember. Walls are built, a dark fortress within, protects a heart that breaks. A Stick and a Stone was written to reach out to those who are hurting. The path of life these days is not an easy road to travel. Praises lifted that we do not have to travel this road alone. I was abandoned at nine months of age, placed in Saint Vincent’s Orphanage, and adopted by the age of six. By the age of 14, the streets had become safer. Abuse had become the norm throughout life. A Stick and a Stone was written to help those who are hurting, broken, and crushed in spirit. My prayer is that the messages found in my writings will give others the same strength, hope, and love that I have found in Christ.
Discover the thrilling freedom of living in God's power Jesus' disciples were worried, because soon He would be gone. How would they find the strength to live faithfully for their Master? Men today face the same dilemma—and have access to the same answer: Spiritual power comes through the Holy Spirit. Yet for many, the gift of the Holy Spirit remains misunderstood, under-appreciated, and under-utilized. Soar reveals the Holy Spirit afresh for the modern Christian man. Men's pastor and church leader, Kenny Luck says that the time is ripe for a movement showing the world the supernatural power of God because men are: Saying “yes” to the Holy Spirit Opening their lives to His work inside of them Actively pursuing and partnering with the Holy Spirit Releasing powerfully the ministry of the Holy Spirit to a waiting world. Soar offers a breakthrough encounter with the person and purpose of the Holy Spirit for men weary of bland faith and hungry for gravity-defying freedom that will empower a global advance of the cause of Christ. Isn't it time for you to SOAR in the power of God? Includes a study guide for individual use and small group discussion.
During the darkest, most difficult, and most painful days of my life-injured at work, loss of job, inability to do the usual work, crisis at home with an injured and aging mother to support, feeling weak and helpless-God reminded me of King David encouraging himself in the Lord. As I looked back over my life, I saw I had a lot to be thankful for, because God is always faithful, He is and will always be the great I Am, and a help in our troubles. He will remain the stability of our times and life, and with that blessed assurance, we can truly face tomorrow without fear but with trust, walk on in obedience, and prepare the way for His return.
This perspective on the South African wild animal rehabilitation centre Wildcare explains how wild animal rehabilitation has moved from a backyard pastime to a highly complex operation.