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Mar Isaacus Ninivita: De Perfectione Religiosa By Paul Bedjan
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Mar Isaac of Nineveh, a native of Beth Qatraye, was born in the early part of the 7th century. He was ordained bishop of Nineveh, but resigned the office after only five months to pursue the life of... More > a solitary monk. Among the many writers of the Assyrian Church of the East on the spiritual life, Mar Isaac is considered the greatest. His writings have enjoyed a wide circulation among Christians in the east and west through translations into eighteen classical and modern languages. The fact that Mar Isaac is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches is a remarkable testimony to the profound influence his writings have had on the spiritual life of many Christians. This volume contains an edition of the Syriac texts by Fr. Paul Bedjan which was used in the translation into English by A. J. Wensinck.< Less
Early Christian Mystics By Alphonse Mingana
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Early Assyrian Christians had a deep appreciation for the ascetic life. Before the destruction wrought by the Mongol conquests in the 13th and 14th centuries, numerous monasteries and convents... More > existed in all the territories where Assyrian Christians lived. These institutions served as centers of education as well as refuges for those seeking to develop their spiritual life away from the cares and worries of everyday life. Many who entered these institutions eventually left them to continue their spiritual journey as solitaries living in remote mountains. The most famous spiritual writer of the Assyrian Church was Isaac of Nineveh, whose works have been translated into many languages and have been appreciated by Christians of all churches. In this book, Mingana provides the Syriac texts and English translations of some other spiritual writers including Dadisho Katraya, Abraham Bar Dashandad, Joseph & Abdisho Hazzaya, and Simon of Taibutheh.< Less
Mystic Treatises by Isaac of Nineveh By A. J. Wensinck
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Mar Isaac of Nineveh, a native of Beth Qatraye, was born in the early part of the 7th century. He was ordained bishop of Nineveh, but resigned the office after only five months to pursue the life of... More > a solitary monk. Among the many writers of the Assyrian Church of the East on the spiritual life, Mar Isaac is considered the greatest. His writings have enjoyed a wide circulation among Christians in the east and west through translations into eighteen classical and modern languages. The fact that Mar Isaac is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches is a remarkable testimony to the profound influence his writings have had on the spiritual life of many Christians. This also testifies to the truth that spirituality often provides a means to transcend the narrow confines of sectarian differences. This volume contains an English translation of the original Syriac texts edited and published by Fr. Paul Bedjan in 1909.< Less
Solitude Awakens: The Heart Forest Mountain Way By Joseph Randolph Bowers
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Mystic, teacher, and therapist Dr Joseph Randolph Bowers reveals the secrets of solitary life, contemplation, and enlightenment. Like a master weaver and guru Dr Bowers teaches the reader how to... More > experience relief from suffering and how to attain awakening in freedom, mindfulness, and true joy. Seekers on the way will want to learn how to create your own ‘rule of life’ and how to nurture life-long vow practices that grow with you and that match your values and aspirations. Be forewarned, this knowledge of the ages can change you forever. Made for the western mind this is a modern secular synergy of Christian, Franciscan, Buddhist, Hindu, Mi’kmaq First Nation, Science, and Zen traditions. ‘Solitude Awakens: The Heart Forest Mountain Way’ is like a modern Lotus Flower Sutra of the Bodhisattva of Compassion in a clear and practical wisdom.< Less
The Three Ballerinas By Yusiana Basuki
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The Three Ballerinas is the inspiring story of Arianna, an Indonesian living in the California winery, and the extraordinary depth of her love for her two autistic children, and the sacrifices she... More > makes as a single mother to enable them to live independent, productive lives. Her first born, Nina, grows up in a solitary world, unable to interact with other children, and beset by baseless fears, typical of autism. Eventually, due to Arianna's hard work in securing medical help, while struggling against the intolerance and cruelty of people unaware of the manifestations of autism, Nina becomes independent and studies art in Italy. She creates a masterpiece based on her lonely youth, entitled "The Three Ballerinas." To complicate her already overwhelming life, Arianna unexpectedly met up with her teenage love, Yudi, who is now an important Indonesian politician, and she carries a secret that could destroy the life and career of her true love.< Less
The Professor By Yemi
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Mark is a celebrated university professor and specialist in forensic psychology until he is caught in a sex scandal with one of his students. This wrecked his life, making him lose his professorial... More > chair and eventual eviction from the university campus. He started leading a poor life which his wife, Jessica, is not happy about. A day after a terrible argument with Jessica, his daughter Grace is kidnapped and his wife gruesomely murdered. On returning home, Mark finds State Security Service officers waiting for him. He is taken to an unknown location and locked up in solitary confinement where the only resource for his survival is his mind. How does Mark prove his innocence? What are the truths behind his travails?< Less
The Professor By Yemi
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Mark is a celebrated university professor and specialist in forensic psychology until he is caught in a sex scandal with one of his students. This wrecked his life, making him lose his professorial... More > chair and eventual eviction from the university campus. He started leading a poor life which his wife, Jessica, is not happy about. A day after a terrible argument with Jessica, his daughter Grace is kidnapped and his wife gruesomely murdered. On returning home, Mark finds State Security Service officers waiting for him. He is taken to an unknown location and locked up in solitary confinement where the only resource for his survival is his mind. How does Mark prove his innocence? What are the truths behind his travails?< Less
Guardian Shield, Book 6, Realm Jumper Chronicles By Raven Williams
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Can an Ancient Guardian and a Human Shield help save Earth from darkness? With the discovery of the third prophecy, the forces of Dark & Light are scrambling to find the human it speaks of. One... More > day, while on guard duty, Damien, an Ancient Guardian previously exiled from his people, stumbles upon rogue wolves attacking a woman. He rushes to her aid, only to discover she is more than meets the eye. Coraline Owens lives a solitary life. She spent her childhood in an orphanage until running away after a "magical" accident. Finally, after living on the streets for many years, she settle in Kokomo, IN, making a life for herself. Then, she begins having strange dreams. In the midst of seeking answers, the Goddess sends her on a quest. Will it end well for her, or is she doomed before she begins?< Less
Devil Town By Bekim Perolli
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In 1916, Russia is entrenched in the World War. Tsar Nicholas draws the ire of the people, his decisions heavily influenced by the notorious mystic healer, Grigori Rasputin. Many of Russia's people... More > find themselves living in penury and squalor, setting the stage for a great unrest. Kane Rossum is an American envoy who has been detained by the government and is ordered to remain inside Russia's borders. For many years, he lives a solitary life, numb to the conditions around him. One day he wakes up. A terrorist begins bombing local Russian cities, spreading fear and panic in the absence of a responsive government. Devil Town is a gothic novel featuring mysterious characters, locations, and events. It explores the life and worth of Kane Rossum, and follows him on his path through the heart of the Russian underworld.< Less

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