Tale of Oyasama by Hattori Takeshiro

Tale of Oyasama, Volume One
The Foundress of Tenrikyo, Miki Nakayama, known to the followers as Oyasama, the “beloved Parent,” spent Her life working for the salvation of all people in the world.
The Tale of Oyasama is an English translation of Gekiga Oyasama monogatari, which presents a manga-style depiction of the ninety years of Her life based on historical facts.
The first volume covers the period from Her birth in 1798 up to 1864.

Author: Hattori Takeshiro

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King Faisal: A Life by James Edmonds

Faisal bin Abdul Aziz, the third king of Saudi Arabia, was born in a mud house in a small desert village and died as one of the most powerful men on the planet. His reign marked the Kingdom’s transition, in barely two generations, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Devout and cautious, Faisal brought gradual change to his nation without eroding its traditions and Islamic value system. Saudis recall his reign as a golden age – when an infrastructure was built, welfare services established and hardliners in the religious establishment were kept in check. American support for Israel led Faisal to institute the 1973 oil embargo, bringing an end to the era of cheap energy and dramatically transforming Saudi society. His death left a void, one which his successors have filled with an overdose of religion. Saudi Arabia and the world are still suffering the consequences.

Author: James Edmonds

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The Soloists by Ariele Huff

Like child actors and athletes, musical child prodigies often pay a heavy price for their stardom. These people are real. All the situations and most of the events are real. This narrative nonfiction is written in novel form to document the lives of children placed into often brutal adult level competition, taking readers through the resulting emotional consequences. Composited from two real life soloists this novel is written by a family member. The book received high marks (“mechanically perfect”) by judges in a publishers’ contest, resulting in placement with an agent and a year in editorial boards at Penguin.

Author: Ariele Huff

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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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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

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Gordon B. Hinckley (Remembering the Prophets of God Book 6) by Francis M. Gibbons

This book of personal reminiscences about President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910 to 2008), the fifteenth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, greatly enhances our understanding of one of the Prophet and the man. Based upon a decade of interviews given by Francis M. Gibbons, President Kimball’s trusted scribe and secretary to the First Presidency, this book offers a multitude of unique stories, anecdotes and insights about the Prophet which are nowhere else available. Gordon B. Hinckley is the sixth volume in a seven-part work entitled Remembering Seven Prophets.

Author: Francis M. Gibbons

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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

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