Between Heaven and Texas


Author: Marie Bostwick
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0758292651
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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In this luminous prequel to her beloved Cobbled Court Quilts series, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick takes readers into the heart of a small Texas town and the soul of a woman who discovers her destiny there. . . Welcome to Too Much--where the women are strong-willed and the men are handsome yet shiftless. Ever since Mary Dell Templeton and her twin sister Lydia Dale were children, their Aunt Velvet has warned them away from local boys. But it's well known that the females in Mary Dell's family have two traits in common--superior sewing skills and a fatal weakness for men. While Lydia Dale grows up petite and pretty, Mary Dell just keeps growing. Tall, smart, and sassy, she is determined to one day turn her love of sewing into a business. Meanwhile, she'll settle for raising babies with her new husband, Donny. But that dream proves elusive too, until finally, Mary Dell gets the son she always wanted--a child as different as he is wonderful. And as Mary Dell is forced to reconsider what truly matters in her family and her marriage, she begins to piece together a life that, like the colorful quilts she creates, will prove vibrant, rich, and absolutely unforgettable. . . Advance Praise For Marie Bostwick's Between Heaven And Texas "Brilliant. . .the characters thunder with life right off the page and into your heart in this quintessential story of family, forgiveness, and nobility. I just adored every single page!" --Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author "This book wrapped around my heart with all the love, warmth, and beauty of a favorite family quilt. I can't stop thinking about it! I'm in love with Mary Dell Templeton, and I'm in love with Too Much, Texas." --Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author "A book that brims with laughter and laser-sharp insight." --Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author "With Texas-sized helpings of humor, charm, and sass, this tale will put you in a Lone Star state-of-mind!" --Lauren Lipton, author of Mating Rituals of the North American WASP

Between Heaven and Texas


Author: N.A
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292706552
Category: Photography
Page: 132
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Between heaven and Texas, there's a sky that goes on forever. On cloudless mornings after a norther has blown through, the sky is such a perfect cobalt blue that you forget the “between” and know that heaven is Texas, or Texas is heaven—it doesn't really matter which. But most days there are clouds between Texas and heaven—puffy white clouds that set us dreaming on lazy summer days or roiling storm clouds that unleash lightning, tornadoes, and hail. The sky between heaven and Texas is a stage for drama more often than not, just like the lives we live below it. Perhaps that's why we're always looking up. In this beautiful book, noted photographer Wyman Meinzer revisits the place that inspires his most creative work—the Texas sky. His photographs capture the vast dramas that occur between heaven and Texas—rainstorms that blot out mountain ranges, lightning strikes that dazzle a night-black prairie, trains of clouds that rumble for miles over wheat fields, sunsets that lave the whole wide sky in crimson, gold, and pink. Meinzer's striking images reveal that in the sky above, no less than on the land below, endless variety is commonplace in Texas. Joining Meinzer in this celebration of the Texas sky are two fine writers, Sarah Bird and Naomi Shihab Nye. In her wonderfully personal introduction, Sarah Bird describes growing up as a dedicated cloud-watcher who, after several years among the cotton candy clouds and cool fogs of Japan, was shocked and exhilarated by the limitless hot skies of Texas. Naomi Nye has chosen poems by twenty-six Texas poets, including herself, which explore a spectrum of emotion about the sky above Texas and the weather in our lives beneath it. Together, photographs, memoir, and poems create a lasting connection with the power and presence of what Meinzer calls “that vast frontier and ocean above”—the sky between heaven and Texas.

Was sich liebt, das trennt sich

Roman
Author: Lauren Lipton
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838702271
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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Dass sie im Bett neben einem fremden Mann aufwacht, ist für Peggy schlimm genug. Am Telefon zu erfahren, dass sie ihn geheiratet hat - einfach unfassbar! Luke wäre zwar kein schlechter Fang - er ist nett, sieht gut aus und kommt aus einer angesehenen Familie. Peggy aber erwartet jeden Moment einen Heiratsantrag von ihrem langjährigen Freund. Auch Luke ist nicht ungebunden. So kommen sie schnell überein, die Ehe annullieren zu lassen. Dann aber macht seine Tante ihnen ein unmoralisches Angebot: Wenn sie ein Jahr lang verheiratet bleiben, erben sie ihr Herrenhaus. Und beide brauchen dringend Geld ...

Blick in die Ewigkeit

Die faszinierende Nahtoderfahrung eines Neurochirurgen
Author: Eben Alexander
Publisher: Integral
ISBN: 3641095913
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 256
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Eine spektakuläre Reise in das Leben nach dem Tod Was geschieht, wenn wir sterben? Gibt es ein Leben nach dem Tod? Fragen, die jeden Menschen berühren und die in diesem Buch auf revolutionäre Weise neu beantwortet werden. Mit 54 Jahren erkrankt der renommierte Neurochirurg und Harvard-Dozent Eben Alexander an einer extrem seltenen Form der Hirnhautentzündung. Er fällt ins Koma. Die Ärzte stellen fest, dass sein Gehirn irreparabel geschädigt ist, und prognostizieren sein baldiges Ende. Doch Eben Alexander kehrt ins Leben zurück – und gesundet innerhalb kurzer Zeit. Minutiös berichtet der Gehirnforscher, was er während des Komas durchlebte: Begleitet von einem Engelwesen taucht er ein in eine Welt ohne Zeit und Raum, in der sich ihm die göttliche Quelle allen Seins offenbart. Hier erfährt er: Wir alle sind Teil eines universalen, unsterblichen Bewusstseins.

Lincoln im Bardo

Roman
Author: George Saunders
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 3641211956
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Während des amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs stirbt Präsident Lincolns geliebter Sohn Willie mit elf Jahren. Laut Zeitungsberichten suchte der trauernde Vater allein das Grabmal auf, um seinen Sohn noch einmal in den Armen zu halten. Bei George Saunders wird daraus eine allumfassende Geschichte über Liebe und Verlust, wie sie origineller, faszinierender und grandioser nicht sein könnte. Im Laufe dieser Nacht, in der Abraham Lincoln von seinem Sohn Abschied nimmt, werden die Gespenster wach, die Geister der Toten auf dem Friedhof, aber auch die der Geschichte und der Literatur, reale wie erfundene, und mischen sich ein. Denn Willie Lincoln befindet sich im Zwischenreich zwischen Diesseits und Jenseits, in tibetischer Tradition Bardo genannt, und auf dem Friedhof in Georgetown entbrennt ein furioser Streit um die Seele des Jungen, ein vielstimmiger Chor, der in die eine große Frage mündet: Warum lieben wir überhaupt, wenn wir doch wissen, dass alles zu Ende gehen muss?

Den Himmel gibt's echt

Die erstaunlichen Erlebnisse eines Jungen zwischen Leben und Tod
Author: Todd Burpo,Lynn Vincent
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783775152785
Category:
Page: 160
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Unglaublich oder erstaunlich? Urteilen Sie selbst: Colton ist vier Jahre alt, als er lebensgefährlich erkrankt und operiert werden muss. Er überlebt um Haaresbreite. Später erzählt er seinen Eltern, dem Pastorenehepaars Todd und Sonja Burpo von erstaunlichen Dingen, die er während dieser Zeit zwischen Leben und Tod gesehen hat. Er berichtet von Tatsachen, die er gar nicht wissen konnte. Coltons Fazit: "Den Himmel gibt's echt!"

Between Heaven and Hell

The Historical Jesus
Author: Dean R. Eyerly
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1607999811
Category: Religion
Page: 479
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There is no greater controversial person in the world than Jesus the Christ. For over two thousand years, speculation has been lurking in the background about religious control of belief by the church and church dogma in general. Where many people stop in Sunday school, author Dean Eyerly moves beyond in his historical research about this man named Jesus and his historical search for his true beliefs and teaching. Along the way, historical writings were discovered that provided more detail surrounding his life, death, and resurrection. Having been inspired to study after being presented with conflicting historical information, Eyerly began to study outside of traditional data surrounding Jesus in 2003 in order to find a firmer grasp on what history says about Jesus. To no surprise, The answers he found were not always in line with what the Bible says, and Eyerly argues that what we are commonly taught in church isn't the full story. There are several documents and writings discovered that go against modern constructs and tradition as we Christians know of the faith today. Dean has studied through the many documents that go against modern constructs and tradition and shows readers what they say about Jesus, his followers, and possibly why these documents were rejected and pushed into the dark. See how these stark differences in belief are considered so dangerous by the church and not by Jesus. Between Heaven and Hell is a compilation of research shaped into a timeline that begins before the birth of Christ and moves into the Common Era. Dean draws from many non-canonical references and Gnostic literature in presenting a broader perspective on the many differing thoughts and views concerning the person of Jesus. Is there good evidence that Jesus was who we think he was? Was he really born of a virgin? Who really wrote the Bible? These questions must start from somewhere. Discover what you might in this thought provoking presentation of 'un-safe' information that lies Between Heaven and Hell. Dean Eyerly conducts biblical research as a hobby and enjoys sharing with others what he finds. Eyerly firmly believes, As do all of mankind, that Jesus is extra-ordinary, And The Being that all earthly people should emulate. Eyerly currently resides in Holland, Ohio.

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes
Author: Franziskus (Papst),
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 345180736X
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

Between Heaven and Healing

Accepting God’s Will for Danielle: A Mother’s Journey
Author: Melanie Boulis
Publisher: Inspiring Voices
ISBN: 146240474X
Category: Religion
Page: 170
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As soon as two doctors asked Melanie Boulis if she would like to sit down, she knew something was wrong. Still, she remained standing. But when the doctors showed Melanie the slides from her twelve-year-old daughter Danielle’s MRI, she immediately lowered herself into a chair, numb from shock and disbelief. In an instant, Melanie’s world changed forever. Danielle had brain cancer. After Danielle was diagnosed with a large tumor on her brain stem, Melanie reveals how she and her husband, Kevin, began a journey through countless tests, surgeries, and treatments—and where nothing mattered but getting their little girl better. As Danielle bravely faced the darkness of brain cancer, Melanie and Kevin felt helpless, unable to do anything else but pray, read Scriptures, sing, and offer words of comfort. As the news gradually transformed from bad to worse, Melanie shares how she and Kevin gained strength through their faith and learned to trust God’s plan, even after He chose heaven for Danielle. Between Heaven and Healing shares the inspirational story of a young girl’s journey through terminal cancer and her parents’ eventual realization that faith is not knowing why, but still believing in His goodness and eternal life where all will be made right, where cancer is nonexistent, and where there will be no more tears.

Trapped Between Heaven and Hell


Author: M. Skye
Publisher: Urban Renaissance
ISBN: 1622866681
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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A host of unexpected events lead to the revelation of dark secrets between Tyree's and Mia's families. With murder, corruption, and duplicity standing in their way, can Tyree keep his family safe and rekindle a love he once thought was lost forever? After the kidnapping of his son, Tyree Johnston's marriage to Mia, the love of his life, fell apart. Now, two years later, Tyree has their son Kyan for the summer, and he is unprepared for Mia's return to their hometown. Trying to move forward with his life, Tyree finds himself stuck between what his heart wants and what his head says is right. Mia left for Paris the minute her divorce was final, but when her sister-in-law tells her that Kyan needs her, Mia is on the first flight out. Besides, it's about time she faced Tyree so they can try to come together as co-parents for their son's well-being.

Between Heaven and Earth

Conversations with American Christians
Author: Helmut Thielicke,John W. Doberstein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0718844963
Category: Religion
Page: 206
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Between Heaven and Earth grew out of one of Thielicke's visits to the United States during which he travelled across the country preaching and lecturing. The conversations recorded here are the fruit of his more informal discussions with small groups of ministers, students and laypeople. The questions they asked are direct and wide-ranging, concerned not only with the fundamental problems of faith but with its bearing on issues of social and political morality. Thielicke's answers, though equally direct, are neither simplistic nor dogmatic. His approach is refreshingly open and his conclusions emerge from a reasoned consideration of the evidence and alternative possibilities. Above all, Thielicke's answers reveal the warmth and deep concern for mankind's spiritual welfare that is at the root of his teaching and writing.

Between Heaven and Hell

Islam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others
Author: Mohammad Hassan Khalil
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199945411
Category: Religion
Page: 335
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Between Heaven and Hell explores the diverse and novel approaches taken by scholars of Islam when addressing the important topic of soteriology (the discourse and doctrines of salvation) and the fate of Others.

Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt


Author: Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3956142284
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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Jojo und seine kleine Schwester Kayla leben bei ihren Großeltern Mam and Pop an der Golfküste von Mississippi. Leonie, ihre Mutter, kümmert sich kaum um sie. Sie nimmt Drogen und arbeitet in einer Bar. Wenn sie high ist, wird Leonie von Visionen ihres toten Bruders heimgesucht, die sie quälen, aber auch trösten. Mam ist unheilbar an Krebs erkrankt, und der stille und verlässliche Pop versucht, den Haushalt aufrecht zu erhalten und Jojo beizubringen, wie man erwachsen wird. Als der weiße Vater von Leonies Kindern aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird, packt sie ihre Kinder und eine Freundin ins Auto und fährt zur »Parchment Farm«, dem staatlichen Zuchthaus, um ihn abzuholen. Eine Reise voller Gefahr und Hoffnung. Jesmyn Ward erzählt so berührend wie unsentimental von einer schwarzen Familie in einer von Armut und tief verwurzeltem Rassismus geprägten Gesellschaft. Was bedeuten familiäre Bindungen, wo sind ihre Grenzen? Wie bewahrt man Würde, Liebe und Achtung, wenn man sie nicht erfährt? Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt ist ein großer Roman, getragen von Wards so besonderer melodischer Sprache, ein zärtliches Familienporträt, eine Geschichte von Hoffnungen und Kämpfen, voller Anspielungen auf das Alte Testament und die Odyssee.

Between Heaven and Earth

Spiritual Insights from a Life Lived for Christ
Author: Mary Fleetwood
Publisher: Fairmont Books
ISBN: 9781581580488
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 127
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God often uses visions, dreams, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit to lead us to the truths we need to grow in our faith. Here, Mary Fleetwood shares her experiences of such leadings in order to show us how to obtain a childlike faith in our heavenly Father. This book will increase your understanding of how God meets with us and provides guidance to us precisely at our place of need.

Flying Between Heaven and Earth


Author: Gina E. Jones
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462806732
Category: Fiction
Page: 372
View: 509

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In this award-winning, lighthearted drama, Archangel Michael, the celestial defender of humanity, finds his job on the line. The High Council in Heaven is about to strip him of his wings because things on Earth are going to hell. Michael is about to lose his position to Semyaza, the evil Lord of Darkness and leader of the fallen angels. Nicole, an innocent, yet bumbling untrained angel volunteers to be a flight attendant to help Michael in his final campaign. She quickly learns what makes Michael's airline unique is a seat assignment system specifically designed to allow passengers the opportunity to balance their heavy karmic and emotional baggage with their assigned seatmate--not only from this lifetime, but from past and future lives as well. With the right person sitting on the right flight in the right seat, the traveling public is unaware that they are being served by angels and being given the opportunity to learn their soul's most important lessons before they reach their destination. Caught in the vicious clash of the Dark against the Light, Nicole loses her own battle when she succumbs to the worldly temptations offered by Semyaza. In this harrowing race against time, Michael is now forced to choose between saving humanity or saving Nicole, the young, vulnerable angel who he secretly desires. With Semyaza's plans running on time and on course, who does Michael chose? And who saves him from his own pending demise? Find out in Flying Between Heaven and Earth! Congratulations to Gina E. Jones, Finalist in the National "Best Books" 2007 Awards for Fiction & Literature in the New Age Fiction category! -- USA Book News “Totally enlightening and inspirational page turner! I highly recommend this book for all spiritual people. This book is a great fictional story, with a wonderful sense of truth, enlightenment, and an abundance of inspiration!” –- Reader Views “An apocalypse story with a celestial twist, and a riveting read from cover to cover!” –- Midwest Book Review “Archangel Michael starts an airline to save humanity! A recommended read!” –- Allbooks Reviews “A fun, entertainingly glorious romp through the trials and tribulations of being alive on planet Earth. It has everything from ETs to Ascended Masters, sex to shopping, angels to demons, romance to mystery, and is multi-leveled to boot! It takes us from the pits of addiction and despair to the heights of heaven, and it does this all with a j

Heilung im Licht

Wie ich durch eine Nahtoderfahrung den Krebs besiegte und neu geboren wurde
Author: Anita Moorjani
Publisher: Arkana
ISBN: 364108542X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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Ein berührender Bericht von der Schwelle zwischen Leben und Tod Manchmal muss man erst sterben, um voll und ganz leben zu können. Dieses Buch führt uns auf die spannendste Reise, die man sich vorstellen kann. Anita Moorjani war an Krebs erkrankt und lag im Sterben. Doch als sie das Bewusstsein verlor, fand sie sich plötzlich in einem von Licht und Ekstase erfüllten Raum wieder. Tiefgreifende Erkenntnisse über unsere göttliche Natur, unsere Aufgabe auf der Erde und den Sinn ihrer Krankheit strömten auf sie ein. Obwohl sie gerne in diesem jenseitigen Raum geblieben wäre, entschloss sie sich, zurückzukehren, denn sie erkannte: »Der Himmel ist kein Ort, sondern ein Zustand.« Anita Moorjani kehrte ins Leben zurück, und in der Folge heilte ihr Krebs zur Überraschung aller Mediziner vollständig ab. Diese Erfahrung hat ihr Leben verändert. Sie weiß jetzt: Es gibt keinen Grund für Traurigkeit und Angst. Wir sind nicht nur mit allen anderen Lebewesen und mit Gott verbunden – in einer tieferen Schicht sind wir Gott. Ein zutiefst bewegender Erfahrungsbericht und zugleich ein Ratgeber, der unser aller Anschauung über das Leben und den Tod verändern kann.

Die Farben des Himmels

Roman
Author: Christina Baker Kline
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641173981
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Die abgeschiedene Farm ihrer Familie in Maine ist die einzige Welt, die Christina Olson kennt. Eine seltene Krankheit schränkt ihren Radius extrem ein und verhindert, dass sie diesen kleinen Kosmos verlassen kann. Als ihre ersehnte Verlobung in die Brüche geht, platzt ihre letzte Hoffnung, der klaustrophobischen Enge ihres Lebens zu entkommen. Doch dank ihres unbeugsamen Willens gelingt es Christina, sich eine ganz eigene Welt zu erschaffen – in deren Mittelpunkt die tiefe Freundschaft mit dem Maler Andrew Wyeth steht. Er zeigt ihr, dass es mehr als eine Art gibt zu lieben, und verewigt sie in einem der berühmtesten amerikanischen Gemälde des 20. Jahrhunderts.