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The Garden of the Gods

Title : The Garden of the Gods
Author : Durrell Gerald,Gerald Durrell
Publisher: Penguin UK
Total pages: 208 pages
ISBN: 0241981689

The third book in The Corfu Trilogy (after My Family and Other Animals and Birds, Beasts and Relatives), the beloved books that inspired ITV's television series The Durrells. Just before the Second World War the Durrell family decamped to the glorious, sun-soaked island of Corfu where the youngest of the four children, ten-year-old Gerald, discovered his passion for animals: toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies, scorpions and octopuses. Through glorious silver-green olive groves and across brilliant-white beaches Gerry pursued his obsession . . . causing hilarity and mayhem in his ever-tolerant family.

De martelaren, of De zegepraal van den christelijken godsdienst

Title : De martelaren, of De zegepraal van den christelijken godsdienst
Author : François René Chateaubriand,V. S......
Total pages: N.A pages

American Gods

Title : American Gods
Author : Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Boekerij
Total pages: N.A pages
ISBN: 9402302530

Nu verfilmd tot tv-serie met een grote rol voor o.a. Gillian Anderson Na drie jaar in de gevangenis kijkt Shadow uit naar de hereniging met Laura, zijn grote liefde. Maar vlak voor hun weerzien komt Laura om bij een auto-ongeluk. Shadow heeft nu niets meer om voor te leven en op goed geluk accepteert hij een baan van de raadselachtige Mr. Wednesday, die meer over hem lijkt te weten dan hijzelf. Ze maken een roadtrip door Amerika, waarbij Shadow tal van excentrieke figuren ontmoet, met wie hij op mysterieuze wijze verbonden blijkt. Shadow komt erachter dat iedereen geheimen heeft, zelfs zijn Laura. Hij ontdekt ook dat de alledaagse realiteit niet de enige werkelijkheid is, of zelfs maar de belangrijkste. Er dreigt een oorlog om de ziel van Amerika, een oorlog waarin dromen, legenden en mythen een grote rol spelen. En Shadow zit er middenin. ‘Origineel, boeiend en oneindig inventief.’ George R.R. Martin, auteur van Game of Thrones

Gods of the Mississippi

Title : Gods of the Mississippi
Author : Michael Pasquier
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Total pages: 223 pages
ISBN: 0253008034

From the colonial period to the present, the Mississippi River has impacted religious communities from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Exploring the religious landscape along the 2,530 miles of the largest river system in North America, the essays in Gods of the Mississippi make a compelling case for American religion in motion—not just from east to west, but also from north to south. With discussion of topics such as the religions of the Black Atlantic, religion and empire, antebellum religious movements, the Mormons at Nauvoo, black religion in the delta, Catholicism in the Deep South, and Johnny Cash and religion, this volume contributes to a richer understanding of this diverse, dynamic, and fluid religious world.


Title : Godsent
Author : Richard Burton
Publisher: Skyhorse
Total pages: 464 pages
ISBN: 161145851X

Sacrifice is the only constant in the eternal battle between good and evil in this “brilliantly imaginative” religious thriller (Kirkus Reviews). Kate Skylar is an ordinary seventeen-year-old until she finds herself pregnant—even though she’s a virgin. She believes a true miracle has happened and the child she carries is the Son of God. But the Catholic Church is convinced Kate is carrying the Antichrist, and—assisted by an artificial intelligence entity known as Grand Inquisitor—they will stop at nothing to kill her son, Ethan. For his protection, Ethan is taken at birth and hidden by the Conversatio, a secret organization dedicated to the Second Coming. Ethan grows up in anonymity, ignorant of his true identity. But he is still being hunted. Unsure of his path and not knowing whom to trust, Ethan must come to terms with his unearthly abilities and make a fateful choice that will determine the future of all mankind. “With its deeper, more sophisticated narrative, classifying Burton’s brilliantly imaginative effort as a Da Vinci Code thriller sells it short.” —Kirkus Reviews

Magicians of the Gods

Title : Magicians of the Gods
Author : Graham Hancock
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total pages: 528 pages
ISBN: 1444779699

Graham Hancock's multi-million bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods remains an astonishing, deeply controversial, wide-ranging investigation of the mysteries of our past and the evidence for Earth's lost civilization. Twenty years on, Hancock returned with the sequel to his seminal work filled with completely new, scientific and archaeological evidence, which has only recently come to light. On the heels of the very successful hardcover edition, Hancock returns with this paperback version including two chapters brimming with recent reporting of fresh scientific advances (ranging from DNA to astrophysics) that substantially support the case. Near the end of the last Ice Age 12,800 years ago, a giant comet that had entered the solar system from deep space thousands of years earlier, broke into multiple fragments. Some of these struck the Earth causing a global cataclysm on a scale unseen since the extinction of the dinosaurs. At least eight of the fragments hit the North American ice cap, while further fragments hit the northern European ice cap. The impacts, from comet fragments a mile wide approaching at more than 60,000 miles an hour, generated huge amounts of heat which instantly liquidized millions of square kilometers of ice, destabilizing the Earth's crust and causing the global Deluge that is remembered in myths all around the world. A second series of impacts, equally devastating, causing further cataclysmic flooding, occurred 11,600 years ago, the exact date that Plato gives for the destruction and submergence of Atlantis. The evidence revealed in this book shows beyond reasonable doubt that an advanced civilization that flourished during the Ice Age was destroyed in the global cataclysms between 12,800 and 11,600 years ago. But there were survivors - known to later cultures by names such as 'the Sages', 'the Magicians', 'the Shining Ones', and 'the Mystery Teachers of Heaven'. They travelled the world in their great ships doing all in their power to keep the spark of civilization burning. They settled at key locations - Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, Baalbek in the Lebanon, Giza in Egypt, ancient Sumer, Mexico, Peru and across the Pacific where a huge pyramid has recently been discovered in Indonesia. Everywhere they went these 'Magicians of the Gods' brought with them the memory of a time when mankind had fallen out of harmony with the universe and paid a heavy price. A memory and a warning to the future... For the comet that wrought such destruction between 12,800 and 11,600 years may not be done with us yet. Astronomers believe that a 20-mile wide 'dark' fragment of the original giant comet remains hidden within its debris stream and threatens the Earth. An astronomical message encoded at Gobekli Tepe, and in the Sphinx and the pyramids of Egypt,warns that the 'Great Return' will occur in our time...

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1 The Sword of Summer

Title : Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1 The Sword of Summer
Author : Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Total pages: 544 pages
ISBN: 9781423163374

Magnus Chase has seen his share of trouble. Ever since that terrible night two years ago when his mother told him to run, he has lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, staying one step ahead of the police and truant officers. One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he barely knows-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants, and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3

Title : Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3
Author : Rick Riordan
Publisher: Noura Books
Total pages: 512 pages
ISBN: 602385379X

Magnus sudah belajar cara mencemplungkan diri ke laut tanpa perlu mati tenggelam atau menjadi santapan para monster. Dia bahkan belajar dari ahlinya langsung, sang putra Poseidon, Percy Jackson. Berhasil? Tidak juga, karena apa gunanya mempelajari semua itu kalau yang kau hadapi adalah Loki dan ribuan pasukannya yang sudah mati dan kini bangkit lagi? Bahkan. Sebelum terjadi pertarungan akbar, Magnus dan teman-temannya sudah harus menghadapi banyak rintangan. Dari yang gampang: menanggung malu berlayar dengan kapal bercat kuning norak, bertemu sang kakek, Njord, yang tergila-gila pada kakinya sendiri, atau saat Magnus tanpa sengaja menjilat darah yang menetes dari jantung bakar seekor naga [huek!]. hingga yang sulit: mengalahkan sembilan budak raksasa, menghadapi sang majikan raksasa yang mengamuk karena mead-nya dicuri, atau nyaris tewas beku di Niflheim, dunia es dan kabut. Yang paling konyol dari smeua itu adalah: Magnus harus menantang Loki duel! Bukan sembarang duel, tapi duel mengejek. Dengan dewa yang etrkenal palin ahli dalam menghina! Namun, demi menangkap Loki kembali dan mencegah kapalnya berlayar untuk memulai Ragnarok, Magnus terpaksa bersedia. Tinggal minum saja mead-nya, dan dia akan berjaya. Ah, masa? [Mizan Publishing, Noura Books, Magnus, Fantasi, Remaja, Indonesia]

My Life- My Thoughts but Gods Glory

Title : My Life- My Thoughts but Gods Glory
Author : Tajuana Grandison-Henderson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Total pages: 124 pages
ISBN: 1463419104

My Life- My Thoughts but Gods Glory is a testimony of what the Lord has done in my life. God has allowed me to go through diffrent things and overcome them thru Him. I have been down and out but the Lord heard my cry. I began to get into a place of worship and call on the name of Jesus. God has kept me for such a time as this to help someone else who maybe going thru. The Lord is truly awesome, and when He shows up He really shows out. No matter what your situation is God will heal and deliver you. He did it for me and I know He will do the same for you. God is not a respect of person. (About the Author) Tajuana Henderson is truly an agent of change. She has been delivered and set free so that she may help someone else be delivered from their secret sin. She is a member of Mt. Carmel Church Ministry in Mobile, Al. under the leadership of Apostle Carl and Angeline Bolden. She is a part of The Heart to Heart Womens ministry and the Evangelism Ministry. Tajuana wants to see souls saved in the name of Jesus. This is her first book and God allowed her to be a witness for Him and to tell her testimony that others may be delivered and set free. Tajuana is married and has one child.

Demigods and Magicians

Title : Demigods and Magicians
Author : Rick Riordan
Publisher: Penguin UK
Total pages: 240 pages
ISBN: 0141367296

Join Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase and Carter and Sadie Kane as they do battle with an ancient Egyptian magician determined to become a god. Against impossible odds, the four demigods and magicians team up to prevent the apocalypse. Contains the short stories The Son of Sobek, The Staff of Serapis and The Crown of Ptolemy, together in one volume for the first time. Plus, read an exciting extract from The Sword of Summer, the first book in Rick Riordan's latest series, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.

Secrets, Gossip, and Gods

Title : Secrets, Gossip, and Gods
Author : Paul Christopher Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Total pages: 240 pages
ISBN: 9780198034292

In this wide-ranging book Paul Christopher Johnson explores the changing, hidden face of the Afro-Brazilian indigenous religion of Candombl?. Despite its importance in Brazilian society, Candombl? has received far less attention than its sister religions Vodou and Santeria. Johnson seeks to fill this void by offering a comprehensive look at the development, beliefs, and practices of Candombl? and exploring its transformation from a secret society of slaves--hidden, persecuted, and marginalized--to a public religion that is very much a part of Brazilian culture. Johnson traces this historical shift and locates the turning point in the creation of Brazilian national identity and a public sphere in the first half of the twentieth century. His major focus is on the ritual practice of secrecy in Candombl?. Like Vodou and Santeria and the African Yoruba religion from which they are descended, Candombl? features a hierarchic series of initiations, with increasing access to secret knowledge at each level. As Johnson shows, the nature and uses of secrecy evolved with the religion. First, secrecy was essential to a society that had to remain hidden from authorities. Later, when Candombl? became known and actively persecuted, its secrecy became a form of resistance as well as an exotic hidden power desired by elites. Finally, as Candombl? became a public religion and a vital part of Brazilian culture, the debate increasingly turned away from the secrets themselves and toward their possessors. It is speech about secrets, and not the content of those secrets, that is now most important in building status, legitimacy and power in Candombl?. Offering many first hand accounts of the rites and rituals of contemporary Candombl?, this book provides insight into this influential but little-studied group, while at the same time making a valuable contribution to our understanding of the relationship between religion and society.

Demigods & Magicians

Title : Demigods & Magicians
Author : Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Total pages: 224 pages
ISBN: 9781484732786

Magic, monsters, and mayhem abound when Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase meet Carter and Sadie Kane for the first time. Weird creatures are appearing in unexpected places, and the demigods and magicians have to team up to take them down. As they battle with Celestial Bronze and glowing hieroglyphs, the four heroes find that they have a lot in common--and more power than they ever thought possible. But will their combined forces be enough to foil an ancient enemy who is mixing Greek and Egyptian incantations for an evil purpose? Rick Riordan wields his usual storytelling magic in this adrenaline-fueled adventure.

Demigods and Man

Title : Demigods and Man
Author : Enock Mose
Publisher: BookBaby
Total pages: 200 pages
ISBN: 1483579808

Life on planet Saturn comes to an abrupt end after it is hit by a scudding comet, and its whole population is reduced to ashes. Thousands of years later, another generation evolves from the ashes of the cremated population. They are demigods. Before long, one gang of demigods attacks the sacred pantheon of their ancestors, and acquires the spirit of the seal of light and form, becoming the deities. As deities, they become the indomitable crowned heads of the demigods. After a short while, the deities discover the Earth, and on it they stumble upon the presence of the spirit of existential; the soul, concealed in the inner bodies of the humans. The soul is needed so much by the deities to enable them complete the hierarchy of the godhood spirits, hence becoming similar to God himself. The soul, among many of its capabilities and powers, is overcrowded by the strongest ranges of the flares of thought and action, valid for all times into infinity. On the seventh month, after the discovery of planet Earth, in the abyss of the planet Saturn, one of the largest conferences is held by the deities to send the seven demigod-spirits to wreak havoc on human civilization and hack their souls to be siphoned to the planet Saturn. The seven spirits, independently and at different times and locations, attack planet Earth by possessing human bodies either by being born by women, by reincarnating into human form, or by evolving in nine cycles of evolution to be like Man, physically. After a time on the planet Earth, the seven reincarnated demigods; now in human forms, assembles together for the first time in Western Siberia. From here, they proceed north, four hundred miles, towards a seven century relic church for the sacred conclave to scheme for the end of human civilization. GAVIN PERCY, the leader of the seven demigods, is given the responsibility of spearheading the operation on Earth. He is born by a female prostitute in a shanty suburb in Latvia. At the age of fourteen, he is possessed by an alien spirit from the abyss of the planet Saturn, which drives him to fulfil its given mission on planet Earth. Gavin Percy’s powers of divine and psychic destruction are beyond any mortal challenge. He monitors his fellow six demigods from the back of his mind of clairvoyance, going deep into the past and the future of every imp present with him. He will be the remnant who will appear at the end, representing the fight of evil against good. ZAIN HUSSEIN, a Saracen, born thirty years ago when his spirit enters the womb of a thirteen year old girl as a demigod, to be cultured and be fed with her own blood for nine months and to be eventually baptized into the human race. He slays his own mother when he is only seven years old. He is the closest ally of Gavin Percy, with whom he shares the same past life. JOSEPH ASHLEY has been cultured both in human behavior and bone structure, to be exactly like SENATOR HUDSON MCCKY, the Earthling who is vying for the American bloc presidency. ALEX BURNS is a neurologist. He is going to surgically detach Senator Hudson McCky’s head-skin and implant it onto Joseph Ashley’s skull in order to unite their spirits and those of the Earthlings. The procedure of switching the head-skin would take place only according to the Earthlings’ bioengineering and that is why both Alex Burns and Joseph Ashley were given the chance to study neurosurgery by their counsellor Deities. Although they have the ability to use magic words to shift the head-skin onto Joseph Ashley’s skull, they do not do that. By adapting Senator Hudson McCky’s body appearance and his core life, the demigod, Joseph Ashley, will inherit the presidency of the American bloc nation comfortably, and subsequently become the chosen life president of the entire world, securely concealing themselves from God and Man. COLONEL LORD TRUMAN holds no higher supremacy in the vast empire of evil, especially in relation to Gavin Percy. Back in the me

Bell's New Pantheon; Or Historical Dictionary of the Gods, Demi-gods, Heroes ...

Title : Bell's New Pantheon; Or Historical Dictionary of the Gods, Demi-gods, Heroes ...
Author : N.A
Total pages: N.A pages


Title : Godsland
Author : Brian Rathbone
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC
Total pages: 2500 pages

Clean Epic Fantasy Adventure for Teens and Adults Catrin Volker’s dreams of a peaceful life training horses are not to be. While trying to save her friend from bullies, Catrin unknowingly triggers powerful, ancient magic. Her quest for peace captures the imagination with fantastical landscapes, magic, and dragons. The Dawning of Power trilogy: Call of the Herald, Inherited Danger, Dragon Ore The Balance of Power trilogy: Regent, Feral, Regal The Artifacts of Power trilogy: The Fifth Magic, Dragonhold, The Seventh Magic

Oh My Gods! Omnibus - Vol. 1

Title : Oh My Gods! Omnibus - Vol. 1
Author : Shivian Montar Balaris
Publisher: Shivian Morgan
Total pages: 376 pages

Volume 1 of the official and complete Omnibus for Oh My Gods! - the Pagan Based Comic Strip for the Polytheistic Masses!TM, including all original misspellings! Oh My Gods! is a webcomic written and illustrated by Shivian Balaris, which debuted in March 7th, 2002 and reached its finale on June 3rd, 2010. It's primarily a humorous take in the life of Neopagan, Pagan, Wiccan faiths, and their interactions with Christian Fundamentalists, homosexuals, and more. The strip's most frequent area of focus for it's humor, however, was to make fun of 'itself' (the neopagan community it lived amongst).

Encyclopaedia of Hindu Gods and Goddesses

Title : Encyclopaedia of Hindu Gods and Goddesses
Author : Suresh Chandra
Publisher: Sarup & Sons
Total pages: 376 pages
ISBN: 9788176250399

No Other Gods

Title : No Other Gods
Author : Robert Karl Gnuse
Publisher: A&C Black
Total pages: 392 pages
ISBN: 0567374157

This is the first full-scale assessment of the theological, social and ideational implications of our new understandings of ancient Israel's social and religious development. Scholars now stress the gradual emergence of Israel out of the culture of ancient Palestine and the surrounding ancient Near East rather than contrast Israel with the ancient world. Our new paradigms stress the ongoing and unfinished nature of the monotheistic 'revolution', which is indeed still in process today. Gnuse takes a further bold step in setting the emergence of monotheism in a wider intellectual context: he argues brilliantly that the interpretation of Israel's development as both an evolutionary and revolutionary process corresponds to categories of contemporary evolutionary thought in the biological and palaeontological sciences (Punctuated Equilibrium).

Sword of the Gods: The Chosen One

Title : Sword of the Gods: The Chosen One
Author : Anna Erishkigal
Publisher: Seraphim Press
Total pages: 458 pages
ISBN: 098548960X

Two old gods play chess to decide the fate of the galaxy. A hapless pawn is cast down upon the Earth. Mikha'il awakens, mortally wounded, on his crashed ship. He's saved by a young woman with unusual abilities. With no memory of his past and his ship destroyed, he has no choice but to integrate into her village. In stone-aged Mesopotamia, everyone must work or starve, but the only skill he possesses is an uncanny ability to kill.Ninsianna's people have prophecies of a time when a winged champion, a Sword of the Gods, will defend their people against an Evil One. Mikha'il insists he's no demi-god, but the dark premonitions sent to her by She-who-is say otherwise! Unbeknownst to them, Earth is about to become ground zero in a war between two ancient adversaries. The Emperors' armies are a dying race ... and humans hold the key to their survival.As love blossoms, the mysterious kidnappings of young women forces Mikha'il to choose between Ninsianna and his duty to complete a mission he can't quite recall. As fault lines open in the heavens, Mikha'il must teach his adopted people to raise armies from the dust to fight back against an enemy who remains unseen.

Against the Gods

Title : Against the Gods
Author : Peter L. Bernstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Total pages: 400 pages
ISBN: 0470534532

A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Bestseller "Ambitious and readable . . . an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as true humanists helping to release mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatalism." -The New York Times "An extraordinarily entertaining and informative book." -The Wall Street Journal "A lively panoramic book . . . Against the Gods sets up an ambitious premise and then delivers on it." -Business Week "Deserves to be, and surely will be, widely read." -The Economist "[A] challenging book, one that may change forever the way people think about the world." -Worth "No one else could have written a book of such central importance with so much charm and excitement." -Robert Heilbroner author, The Worldly Philosophers "With his wonderful knowledge of the history and current manifestations of risk, Peter Bernstein brings us Against the Gods. Nothing like it will come out of the financial world this year or ever. I speak carefully: no one should miss it." -John Kenneth Galbraith Professor of Economics Emeritus, Harvard University In this unique exploration of the role of risk in our society, Peter Bernstein argues that the notion of bringing risk under control is one of the central ideas that distinguishes modern times from the distant past. Against the Gods chronicles the remarkable intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are available to us today. "An extremely readable history of risk." -Barron's "Fascinating . . . this challenging volume will help you understand the uncertainties that every investor must face." -Money "A singular achievement." -Times Literary Supplement "There's a growing market for savants who can render the recondite intelligibly-witness Stephen Jay Gould (natural history), Oliver Sacks (disease), Richard Dawkins (heredity), James Gleick (physics), Paul Krugman (economics)-and Bernstein would mingle well in their company." -The Australian