Gives a richly referenced and closely argued reading of J.K.Rowling's Harry Potter books, drawing out connections within the writing to illuminate Christian spiritual values in them.
Long-term thinking and planning is such an ingrained part of everyday life that we tend either not to see it or merely take it for granted. From pensions, retirements, holiday planning, marriage (or divorce) to corporate strategy and choosing the right school for our kids—the assumptions we make about tomorrow tend to be sketchy at best. Why do we so often underplay such important future plans in our lives? One of the main reasons is that we have never been given the right tools with which to think and plan ahead. Futurology—the art of thinking ahead—has often been relegated to science fiction writers and witch doctors. In fact, it's a tool that can actually help us understand and plan for a better future for ourselves. This book, by a leading futurologist, presents the practical tools of long-term thinking and planning for the everyday situations that we all face.
FROM THE SAFE HAVEN OF A LONDON ORPHANAGE TO THE SAVAGE SEAS OF LOVE... A safe, respectable orphanage was the only home Aurora Dayne had ever known. Teaching there would mean security.
But when the mysterious letter arrived, offering her a position as lady's companion, Aurora seized the chance, embarking for Jamaica with her sole legacy--a little golden lizard bearing a strange rhyme. And so began the daring odyssey that would throw her into the clutches of a ruth privateer. Feared by men, desired by women, Vashon's eyes gleamed green as he vowed to possess the innocent beauty who held the key to his quest. Could anything ever equal his obsession to retrieve the legendary emerald--the Star of Aran? Held captive on a secret Caribbean isle--at Dragonard, his solitary lair--Aurora would struggle against her own passions, determined to tame the very dragon who had awakened her fire.
A free trip overseas is exactly what Shane needs to clear up anxieties that have plagued him since childhood, anxieties that stop him from opening up to love.
In the English countryside, Stonehenge as its backdrop, he will not only feel the pull of love, but the crippling wrench of fear as he learns of dark and violent folklore that ratchets up his anxieties further. He was brought to Stonehenge at a pivotal point in time with a vital role; awaken a dark spirit long lost. There is ancient evil at play, staking claim to Shane and his new found love by the right of blood. And Shane soon realizes, when an ancient one is brand new ... run, hid, protect your very soul. Formerly titled Thunderstruck
Can a vampire and a mummy learn to share? Scarlet is a feisty little Vampire, and her best friend, Igor, is a roly-poly little Mummy. Together, they star in three humorous, heartwarming stories about two friends who never agree on anything. That is -- until they discover different ideas can become even better ideas when they cooperate!
In 'Fatal Forces' readers will find out about the forces that keep the moon in the sky and what happens when an apple smacks a scientist on the head. 'The Fight for Flight' tells the story of flight, from ancient Chinese kites to modern aircraft.