The Baron of Beacon Hill: A biography of John Hancock by William M Fowler

John Hancock belongs to that nearly mythical assemblage, the Founding Fathers, and his bold signature across the Declaration of Independence has placed him among the most famous of that legendary group. Indeed, the very renown of his signature has tended to obscure his position as one of the most extraordinary politicians in American history.Hancock was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1737. When his father died in 1744 after a short illness, seven-year-old John was sent to live with his childless Uncle Thomas, a prosperous merchant in Boston. John attended Boston Latin School and later Harvard, where he was an indifferent student, and then joined his uncle as an apprentice in the world of commerce. At the age of twenty-seven, when his uncle passed away, he became one of the richest men in the American colonies.Boston was a town filled with men of political ambition, yet Hancock soon became the most prominent of them all. From his mansion atop Beacon Hill, he managed to dominate the politics of Boston and of Massachusetts for nearly thirty years.He was an active, if sometimes covert, participant in the events leading to the Revolution. And as President of the Second Continental Congress he knew, and was known by, all the important people of his day.The Baron of Beacon Hill is more than the biography of a great man. It also tells the story of eighteenth-century Boston and of the birth of the American republic. Vivid and immensely readable, it captures both the unique character of its subject and the excitement of his times.WILLIAM M. FOWLER, JR., received his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and is now Associate Professor of History at Northeastern University in Boston. In addition to his numerous articles for magazines and newspapers, he has written two other books—William Ellery: A Rhode Island Politico and Lord of Admiralty and Rebels Under Sail, a dramatic account of the American navy during the Revolution. He and his wife and daughter live in Reading, Massachusetts.

Author: William M Fowler

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From Scars to Stars by Connie Siergiej

All of us experience suffering in one form or another. Connie’s story shows us that although life holds the potential to bring pain in various forms, if you will accept the provision that has been made for you through Jesus, the Christ, He can and will bring you through. He gave her peace through abuse and disease and granted her great love and joy as she moved forward. And He writes His message of love for us to see.

Author: Connie Siergiej

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Cancer Spiders, Wormholes, and Grace: One Man’s Struggle with and Healing from Cancer by Roger W. Hayes

Synopsis:
A must-read, riveting, and true story of the amazing and supernatural events surrounding the author’s battle with and victory over cancer.

Author Roger W. Hayes tells his extraordinary story with remarkable honesty and feeling, as he skillfully addresses issues of sickness, healing, death, faith, God’s grace, and much more. The supernatural events he encountered challenges commonplace views on life and reality.

This is a great book for encouraging anyone who is going through an illness, or anyone supporting someone going through an illness. It is also ideal for inducing thoughts about spirit, God, and destiny.

Bio:
Author Roger W. Hayes is the e-book general manager for an on-line publishing company. He is an American citizen currently living with his Canadian wife in Nova Scotia, Canada. You can read more about his history and experiences in this cancer story.

Author: Roger W. Hayes

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Adventures in Asia Omnibus: (Missionary Stories) by Natalie Vellacott

The LOGOS LIFEAsian adventures, cultural catastrophes, help and hope, on-board the world’s largest floating book-fair!THEY’RE RUGBY BOYS, DON’T YOU KNOW?A true account of a Christian missionary seeking to share Jesus with the street teens abusing solvents in Olongapo City in the Philippines.A MISSIONARY IN MANILAA former detective investigates claims that “It’s more fun in the Philippines!”

Author: Natalie Vellacott

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Cancer Spiders, Wormholes, and Grace: One Man’s Struggle with and Healing from Cancer by Roger W. Hayes

Synopsis:
A must-read, riveting, and true story of the amazing and supernatural events surrounding the author’s battle with and victory over cancer.

Author Roger W. Hayes tells his extraordinary story with remarkable honesty and feeling, as he skillfully addresses issues of sickness, healing, death, faith, God’s grace, and much more. The supernatural events he encountered challenges commonplace views on life and reality.

This is a great book for encouraging anyone who is going through an illness, or anyone supporting someone going through an illness. It is also ideal for inducing thoughts about spirit, God, and destiny.

Bio:
Author Roger W. Hayes is the e-book general manager for an on-line publishing company. He is an American citizen currently living with his Canadian wife in Nova Scotia, Canada. You can read more about his history and experiences in this cancer story.

Author: Roger W. Hayes

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Sue Monk Kidd Spiritual Sampler: Excerpts from The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, When the Heart Waits, and a Special Letter to Readers from Sue Monk Kidd by Sue Monk Kidd

The bestselling author’s inspiring autobiographical account of personal pain, spiritual awakening, and divine grace.”Inspiring. Sue Monk Kidd is a direct literary descendant of Carson McCullers.”—Baltimore Sun”Grounded in personal experience and bolstered with classic spiritual disciplines and Scripture, this book offers an alternative to fast-fix spirituality.”—Bookstore Journal Blending her own experiences with an intimate grasp of spirituality, Sue Monk Kidd relates the passionate and moving tale of her spiritual crisis, when life seemed to have lost meaning and her longing for a hasty escape from the pain yielded to a discipline of “active waiting.”

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Adventures in Asia Omnibus: (Missionary Stories) by Natalie Vellacott

The LOGOS LIFEAsian adventures, cultural catastrophes, help and hope, on-board the world’s largest floating book-fair!THEY’RE RUGBY BOYS, DON’T YOU KNOW?A true account of a Christian missionary seeking to share Jesus with the street teens abusing solvents in Olongapo City in the Philippines.A MISSIONARY IN MANILAA former detective investigates claims that “It’s more fun in the Philippines!”

Author: Natalie Vellacott

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews