A Lily Among the Thorns
Author: Miguel A. De La Torre
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A new way for Christians to think about sexuality Author Miguel De La Torre, a well-respected ethicist and professor known for his innovative readings of Christian doctrine, rejects both the liberal and conservative prejudices about sex. He instead develops an ethic that is liberative yet grounded soundly in the Bible; a sexuality that celebrates God’s gift of great sex by fostering intimacy, vulnerability and openness between loving partners. In A Lily Among the Thorns, De La Torre examines the Bible, current events, history and our culture-at-large to show how and why racism, sexism, and classism have distorted Christianity’s central teachings about sexuality. The author shows how the church’s traditionally negative attitudes toward sex in general—and toward women, people of color, and gays in particular—have made it difficult, if not impossible, to create a biblically based and just sexual ethic. But when the Bible is read from the viewpoint of those who have been marginalized in our society, preconceived notions about Christianity and sex get turned on their heads. Taking on hot-button topics such as pornography, homosexuality, prostitution, and celibacy, the author examines how “reading from the margins” provides a liberating approach to dealing with issues of sexuality.
A Lily Among Thorns
Author: Rose Lerner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
London 1815, just before Waterloo... After her noble father disowned her, Lady Serena Ravenshaw clawed her way from streetwalker to courtesan to prosperous innkeeper. Now she's feared and respected from one end of London to the other, by the lowest dregs of the city's underworld and the upper echelons of the beau monde, and she'll do anything to keep it that way. When mild-mannered chemist Solomon Hathaway turns up in her office, asking for her help, she immediately recognizes him from one fateful night years before. She's been watching and waiting for him for years-so she can turn the tables and put him in her debt, of course, and not because he looked like an angel and was kind to her when she needed it most. She's determined not to wonder what put that fresh grief in his eyes. But after a betrayal even Serena didn't expect, she must put aside her pride and work with Solomon to stop a ring of French spies and save her beloved inn, her freedom-and England itself.
A Lily Among Thorns
Author: Darren Bonaparte
Publisher: Booksurge Llc
A comprehensive, illustrated biography of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk woman of the 17th century known as the "Lily of the Mohawks."
As a Lily Among Thorns
Author: Rudy U. Martinka
If these questions interest you, read a detailed, fascinating description of the culture, times, clothing and atmosphere in As a Lily Among Thorns – A Story of King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba , and the Goddess of Wisdom. Experience the mental intrigue when Bilqis asks a multitude of questions to challenge and test Solomon. Conflict develops as she probes the personal thoughts of Solomon trying to play ‘gotcha’ as sexual tension sparks their relationship. The plot conjectures into an eventual romance. This biblical fiction novel described in first person by Solomon is based on carefully researched biblical stories and legends and relates to our time to both entertain and inspire readers. We face many of the same basic social and physical challenges in life today as our ancestors. The novel re-tells and embellishes their meetings in an enjoyable and meaningful manner to emphasize how wisdom helps guide us from making foolish decisions. When you finish reading the characterizations, you will know well their personal thoughts and motivations to seek wisdom and love. The novel is non-denominational based on Judea Christian proverbs and ancient near eastern sources of wisdom. Proverbs and wise sayings teach us to succeed in life, sometimes called “the granddaddy of every self-improvement book ever written.”
A Lily Among Thorns
Author: Eira Carminati
In this work of Biblical commentary, the author explores the meaning of the Old Testament book Song of Songs. Written in the late 19th century at the height of the Victorian Era, the author uses his day's advances in the study of ancient Hebrew as he examines the poetic text. The first part of the book investigates the historic character, poetic background and dramatic structure of Song of Songs. The second part examines the text itself on a verse-by-verse basis. The author helpfully divides the text up into five acts and multiple scenes, giving his interpretation a dramatic feel.
“There’s something mesmerizing about Hiebert’s storytelling voice.” —The New York Times Book Review From the author of the acclaimed Dream with Little Angels comes a haunting novel of a long-ago tragedy that echoes through small-town Alabama as one woman tries to track down a serial killer . . . Detective Leah Teal knows most of the secrets in her hometown of Alvin, but there are always surprises. Like the day she agrees to take her daughter to see a psychic for a reading. The psychic hones in on Leah instead, hinting at a string of gruesome killings—and insisting that she intervene to prevent more. Of course, when you go looking for trouble, you never know how much you’ll find. Sure enough, the psychic’s scant clues lead Leah to a grisly cold case from six years ago. A young woman was found shot to death, her eyelids sewn shut. As Leah digs deeper, a second unsolved case surfaces with the same pattern. While her shrewd young son, Abe, observes from the sidelines, Leah races to stop another horrific murder—unaware of just how deep the roots of evil can go . . . “Engaging. . . . Readers will keep guessing whodunit to the end.” —Publishers Weekly
Lilies Amongst Thorns
Publisher: Sovereign World
Gives the contrast of the cruelty and persecution of leadership in China and aims to display love, compassion and endurance among believers
Lily among Thorns
Author: Kenneth Anueyiagu
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Lloyd Zing, university lecturer, tells himself it does not really matter if he has sex with a female student who wants her exam scores influenced. Everybody does it. No one will know. The HOD, his boss, will not know. Besides, his wife is late. He does it and is infected with HIV. The monster is alive! In his dilemma, he gets hypnotized. He uses the virgin cure (‘the younger the age the more potent the cure’) and rapes his four year old daughter. He commits suicide once he realises the deception. The monster rages! Philip Zing, Lloyd’s brother and urologist, learns what Lloyd has done. He is devastated but fights and redirects his passion to giving hope to the monster’s victims. Philip has a lovely wife and a dreamer daughter whose dreams always come true. Citizens of The Earth (CiTE) is a gang of six powerful cultic stinking rich business gurus. Van Mirkovich is Don and leader. Together with his heartless CiTE cohorts, wield powerful influences on the economies of many countries. No one trespasses their path without paying the ultimate price. They murder with impunity. The hit man is the notorious African American, T.M. Kay. Virgin cure myth is CiTE’s brain child. ‘SOMBC’ condoms and the nocuous JG vaccine equally trail behind. The propagator, Lady Sabrina Zithulele rules supreme in the Southern Africa territories via their clinic – Locale international. The monster is unleashed! The result? Death to the continent! Philip, with the help of his childhood friend Martin Musawenkosi, Prof Elettra B. Alessio and Barrister Kayo Cadman, sets up a non – profit organisation called ‘Lily’. They aim to give care and hope to those living with the monster. Through the likes of Lola, Bola, Chucks, Tunde and Bibi, victim and non-victims, but sympathetic multilevel awareness wrung campaigners, Lily’s messages soon spread to all strata of society. Hope is born! CiTE’s new target is the economy of Africa’s most populous country. CiTE finds Lily, dangles bait and condition. Would Lily accept marketing SOMBC condoms and the nocuous JG vaccine? Lily rejects condition and offer. Lily is marked! Philip and Martin speak at the one million-man match against this monstrous Africa’s plague in Windhoek, Namibia. The match turns out more repertories than hoped for; colourful African dancers striving to outdo each other and more. CiTE becomes aggravated and vows to annihilate Lily. CiTE is Lily’s thorns. The contract is out! CiTE sniper, Kay does what he does best. He murders Martin Musawenkosi. Now, the hunter is haunted! Haunted? Not likely for a veteran killer, except ..... Then in a twist of faith, he turns around, quits CiTE and joins Lily. Faith triumphs! CiTE kills deserting members; such is the rule, written and must be so. Two attempts already failed. The Don and the Mobster, heartless Barbara Berthold tries again. And the CIA, what is their part in this? To choke the Lily or root out the thorns? Hope lives on...
Like A Lily Among Thorns
Author: Inno Chukuma Onwueme
* Awarded RECOMMENDED status by US Review of Books * Awarded FIVE STARS by Readers Favorite Reviews Imagine yourself having one foot planted on one continent while the other foot is on another continent. A huge transformational step, isn’t it? That’s precisely what Inno Onwueme’s early-life story does. One foot is planted firmly in the traditional African village where age-old customs mingle with poverty, disease, ignorance, and deprivation. The other foot pivots tantalizingly in 1960’s California, at the cutting edge of western civilization. Here, searing social and political upheavals of global significance were shaking the very foundations of modern America and the world. Add to the mix, a second dimension where your journey starts with a decade of colonial rule, and extends through the first decade of post-colonial independence, straddling both eras. And did we mention a civil war, and his becoming a refugee? It was a time of great fomentation personally, nationally and globally. Read this engaging story and enjoy it as a thrilling novel, richly spiced with African proverbs. Then pinch yourself and recall that this is not fiction. It all truly happened. This was a real life being lived in exciting times. Challenge yourself to explore how the changes of the political transition intertwined with Professor Inno’s transformation from an African village boy to a cosmopolitan man in America. Marvel at how the history of an era was acted out in microcosm by this village boy. LIKE A LILY AMONG THORNS takes global and national metamorphosis down to the personal level. It invites you to see history in a new light.
A Lily Among Thorns
Author: Janae DeWitt
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Since her husband, Blaine Jennings, abandoned her, a bitter and untrusting Lacey never thought to find happiness again, but with Sheriff Ed Randall by her side, her world is nearly perfect. In this blissful, settled state, everything she has grown accustomed to with Ed is shaken to the core. The one thing she's forever feared is coming to pass-Blaine's return. His ill-fated timing of ruining people's lives decides to come home, declaring he will never again be unfaithful. It seems he has forgotten his wife's stubborn, revengeful streak, and in her bitterness, makes his endeavors overly difficult. Blaine soon discovers that his once priceless charm will not be enough to win her back, and worse, he is reminded of her abhorrence for religion. Humble, with a heart intent on begging forgiveness, truly, he is returning a changed man-he's found God. Betrayal, heartache, friendship, and passion rule the hearts and minds of the folks in Lincoln County. A faithless marriage ends, a new friendship blooms in "A Lily Among Thorns."
A Lily Among Thorns
Author: Dawn J. Forss
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
Song of Solomon 2 v. 1-2 says I am the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valleys. Like a lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. When God gave me this scripture to use as the title of this book, I was overwhelmed with joy! Nothing could sum things up more beautifully. Close your eyes and envision this beautiful lily surrounded by a thorn bush. That is you, the beautiful lily. God created you special and set apart for His glory. He's known you by name even before your mother conceived you. This book is meant to encourage women in their relationships with their husbands, especially women with unsaved husbands. We can coexist in peace and harmony with our husbands despite their personality disorders. We are The Lily of the Valley if we have Jesus as our Lord, a lily among thorns.