Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
A Navy SEAL's firsthand account of American heroism during a secret military operation in Afghanistan.Inspiration for a major motion picture by Mark Wahlberg. On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less then twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs remained alive. This is the story of fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle in the mountains that led, ultimately, to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history. But it is also, more than anything, the story of his teammates, who fought ferociously beside him until he was the last one left-blasted unconscious by a rocket grenade, blown over a cliff, but still armed and still breathing. Over the next four days, badly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell fought off six al Qaeda assassins who were sent to finish him, then crawled for seven miles through the mountains before he was taken in by a Pashtun tribe, who risked everything to protect him from the encircling Taliban killers. A six-foot-five-inch Texan, Leadi...
A Monster Calls: Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd
Patrick Ness’s Carnegie Medal–winning masterwork is poised to attract a discerning crossover audience.The monster in Conor’s backyard is not the one he’s been expecting — the one from the nightmare he’s had every night since his mother started her treatments. This monster is ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd — whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself — Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.
Surprised By Truth: 11 Converts Give the Biblical and Historical Reasons for Becoming Catholic
The first testimonies to give you all the reasons for becoming CatholicThese eleven personal conversion accounts are unlike any you’ve ever read, they’re packed with biblical theological and historical proofs for Catholicism. Each year thousands of atheists, Evangelicals, Fundamentalists, and Pentecostals are being surprised by Catholic truth – and these converts tell you why.
The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest's Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews
The poignant story of how a Catholic priest uncovered the truth behind the murder of one and a half million Ukrainian JewsFather Patrick Desbois documents the daunting task of identifying and examining all the sites where Jews were exterminated by Nazi mobile units in the Ukraine in WWII. Using innovative methodology, interviews, and ballistic evidence, he has determined the location of many mass gravesites with the goal of providing proper burials for the victims of the forgotten Ukrainian Holocaust. Compiling new archival material and many eye-witness accounts, Desbois has put together the first definitive account of one of World War II's bloodiest chapters. Published with the support of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum."[T]his modest Roman Catholic priest from Paris, without using much more than his calm voice and Roman collar, has shattered the silence surrounding a largely untold chapter of the Holocaust." --The Chicago Tribune
Patrick Melrose: The Novels (The Patrick Melrose Novels)
Collected into one volume for the first time, all five installments of Edward St. Aubyn's celebrated Patrick Melrose novelsNow an Emmy® award nominated 5-part limited event series on Showtime, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Blythe DannerEdward St. Aubyn has penned one of the most acclaimed series of the decade with the Patrick Melrose Novels. Now you can read all five novels in one volume: Never Mind, Bad News, Mother's Milk, Some Hope, and At Last.By turns harrowing and hilarious, this ambitious novel cycle dissects the English upper class. Edward St. Aubyn offers his reader the often darkly funny and self-loathing world of privilege as we follow Patrick Melrose's story of abuse, addiction, and recovery from the age of five into early middle age.The Patrick Melrose Novels are "a memorable tour de force" (The New York Times Book Review) by one of "the most brilliant English novelists of his generation" (Alan Hollinghurst).
The Search for God and Guinness: A Biography of the Beer that Changed the World
The history of Guinness, one of the world’s most famous brands, reveals the noble heights and generosity of a great family and an innovative business. It began in Ireland in the mid 1700s. The water in Ireland, indeed throughout Europe, was famously undrinkable, and the gin and whiskey that took its place devastated civil society. It was a disease ridden, starvation-plagued, alcoholic age, and Christians like Arthur Guinness—as well as monks and even evangelical churches—brewed beer that provided a healthier alternative to the poisonous waters and liquors of the times. This is where the Guinness tale began. Now, 250 years and over 150 countries later, Guinness is a global brand, one of the most consumed beverages in the world. The tale that unfolds during those two and a half centuries has power to thrill audiences today: the generational drama, business adventure, industrial and social reforms, deep-felt faith, and the noble beer itself. "Frothy, delicious, intoxicating and nutritious! No, I'm not talking about Guinness Stout—I'm talking about Stephen Mansfield's fabulous new book...The amazing and true story of how the Guinness family used its wealth and influence to touch millions is an absolute inspiration." — Eric Metaxas, New York Times best-selling author "It...
The Fisherman's Tomb: The True Story of the Vatican's Secret Search
A Texas oilman. A brilliant female archaeologist. An unknown world underneath the Vatican.In 1939, a team of workers beneath the Vatican unearthed an early Christian grave. This surprising discovery launched a secret quest that would last decades a quest to discover the long-lost burial place of the Apostle Peter.From earliest times, Christian tradition held that Peter a lowly fisherman from Galilee, whom Christ made leader of his Church was executed in Rome by Emperor Nero and buried on Vatican Hill. But his tomb had been lost to history. Now, funded anonymously by a wealthy American, a small army of workers embarked on the dig of a lifetime.The incredible, sometimes shocking, story of the 75-year search and its key players has never been fully told until now. The quest would pit one of the 20th century's most talented archaeologists a woman against top Vatican insiders. The Fisherman's Tomb is a story of the triumph of faith and genius against all odds.ABOUT THE AUTHORJohn O'Neill is a lawyer and #1 New York Times bestselling author. He has spent much of his life visiting and researching early Christian sites. He is a 1967 graduate of the Naval Academy, a former law clerk to Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, and senior partner at a large international law firm.
Norah: A St. Patrick's Day Bride (Brides of Noelle Book 3)
Not proud of his seedy entanglements back East, Irish Immigrant Seamus (pronounced Shamus) Malone is determined to create a new and better life in the western frontier, but despite attempts to reach the woman that captured his heart, his letters for the last four years have gone unanswered. Will a plea for help from Noelle’s new matchmaker convince his estranged wife to join him in this new world, proving his love, and that he is a changed man?Passion (and a controlling aunt) drove Norah into marriage, but when she finds her new husband dabbling in drink and dangerous liaisons, she bid him farewell, relenting to his pipe dreams of a better life, while she remained behind living in the shame of a broken marriage. But when a dark truth is discovered she must now decide if the love she once felt is enough to survive a second chance in the New West?
Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism
Have you ever been unable to explain the why of Catholic beliefs? Have you ever wondered why the Old Testament sounds so different from the New Testament? In the Old Testament, God began building a plan and laying a foundation for the beautiful traditions of the Catholic Faith. That plan was fulfilled by Jesus in the New Testament. Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism explores the biblical roots of the Catholic Faith. It uncovers God s consistent design for our worship of him and his relationship with us. Learn how the Old Testament Tabernacle can be used as a blueprint for the Catholic Faith and how Jesus fulfilled it in the New Testament. This book is needed for two studies: Fulfilled - Part One and Fulfilled - Part Two (coming later this year). It may also be purchased separately. Fulfilled by Sonja Corbitt helps Catholics... Explain how Jesus fulfills the Old Testament Share the Catholic Faith concisely Acquire a thorough knowledge of the Tabernacle's design and its function as a blueprint for the Faith Learn how to answer incomplete and non-Catholic interpretations of the Bible Examine your own faith and grow deeper in your relationship with Christ
Surprised by Life
Here you'll read the eye-opening, often heartrending life stories of ten people who struggled with some of the most difficult issues human beings face and who, as they struggled were drawn out of pain and darkness by the beauty of Catholic teachings about life, marriage, and human sexuality. Dramatic and thought-provoking, these intensely personal stories address virtually every controversial issue surrounding life, including in vitro fertilization, abortion, contraception, and more. Gathered by popular Catholic apologist Patrick Madrid, they turn on its head the oft-heard charge that Catholics embrace the Church's teachings on life only because they are Catholics. These good folks show the opposite: they are Catholics because of the Church's pro-life teachings. In these pages you'll meet, among others: AnneMarie S., one of San Francisco's highest paid call girls, made pro-life and then Catholic by a Catholic radio talk show. Leticia A., the sexually-abused Texas Baptist teenager, whose life of wild promiscuity was brought abruptly to an end by her need for true marriage, which she found only in the Church. Heather S., the pregnant teenager whose soul was awakened to the Faith by ten pro-life words from Pope John Paul II. Jewels G., the post-abortion pro-abortion crusader, whose...
Grandfather: A Native American's Lifelong Search for Truth and Harmony with Nature
Who is Grandfather? To Tom Brown, Jr. he was an invaluable teacher, one without limits or time, one whose world was an eternity, and whose riches were defined in the beauty of nature. The true identity of Brown's teacher is one of the many great mysteries which unfold in this tribute to the eternal spirit in everyone.
The Only Certain Freedom: The Transformative Journey of the Entrepreneur
The Only Certain Freedom explores the process, pitfalls, and triumphs of leaving the corporate world in order to fashion a career that matches our heartfelt values. Written by management consultant, teacher, and writer, Patrick O'Neill, this book will help budding entrepreneurs find the courage of their convictions, discover the universal truths that underlie their personal hero journey, and turn their nascent hope for a better career and more fulfilling life into reality.The Only Certain Freedom tells the narrative of Patrick O'Neill's own experience as he struggled to take control of his career path while connecting each twist and turn of his story to different ancient myths, clarifying the common threads of human struggle and illuminating the profound wisdom at the heart of human experience.While The Only Certain Freedom is truly a book for our era of empowered individualism, it is also a testament to the universality of human experience from time immemorial. While it promotes the individual seeker, it also connects his or her journey to the hardship and joy that all of us face when we decide to take the risks necessary to find success.The Only Certain Freedom shows that while we often think of our experiences as unique, we are, at the end of the day, fallible humans and we ha...
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