Meet Smidge. Smidge is a cuddly little candy-chomping, colour changing, monster whose eyes are too big for his stomach.
But not for long.
In this revised and updated edition of a modern classic, Bryant Myers shows how Christian mission can contribute to dismantling poverty and social evil. Integrating the best principles and practice of the international development community, the thinking and experience of Christian nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and a theological framework for transformational development, Myers demonstrates what is possible when we cease to treat the spiritual and physical domains of life as separate and unrelated.
Londra è una città fantasma. I pochi che non hanno voluto − o non hanno potuto – dare seguito all’ordine d’evacuazione del governo, sono barricati in casa, nella vana speranza che tutto quello che stanno vivendo sia un incubo da cui presto si sveglieranno. Ma è tutto reale. Perché sono reali le vetrine infrante, i negozi saccheggiati, i cadaveri lasciati per strada. E, soprattutto, sono reali le bande di uomini assetati di sangue che, dopo essere comparsi all’improvviso dal nulla, stanno mettendo a ferro e fuoco la città e alcuni suoi sobborghi. Uomini che continuano ad arrivare senza sosta, come l’onda di piena di un fiume immenso. Un fiume che ha la sua sorgente all’Inferno, come sanno bene John Camp ed Emily Loughty.
Dopo il loro ultimo «viaggio» nel mondo dei Dannati, infatti, i varchi interdimensionali non soltanto si sono moltiplicati, ma sono anche rimasti aperti, portando letteralmente l’Inferno in Terra e catapultando centinaia d’innocenti «dall’altra parte». E c’è solo una persona che sa come chiudere per sempre le Porte delle Tenebre: Paul Loomis, l’ex capo di Emily. Purtroppo Paul Loomis è morto, si è suicidato sette anni fa, dopo aver ucciso la moglie e l’amante di lei con due colpi di fucile.
Ma Emily e John sanno dove trovarlo e come mettersi in contatto con lui. Perché lo hanno già incontrato all’Inferno…
A satirical and at times shocking story of the fear and anxiety surrounding one man's lack of control over his own destiny in a world where women belong to a secret cult intent on the elimination of the male.
This is the second of three volumes in Oliver O'Donovan's masterful Ethics as Theology project. In his first volume -- Self, World, and Time -- O'Donovan discusses Christian ethics as an intellectual discipline in relation to the humanities, especially philosophy, theology, and behavioral studies, and in relation to the Christian gospel.In Finding and Seeking O'Donovan traces the logic of moral thought from self-awareness to decision through the virtues of faith, hope, and love.
Blending biblical, historico-theological, and contemporary ideas in its comprehensive survey, this second volume continues O'Donovan's splendid study in ethics as theology and adds significantly to his previous theoretical reflection on Christian ethics.
In his new collection of poems, Carmine Starnino writes of mid-life within the context of family life, testing traditional views of masculinity against contemporary experience. Adopting the swagger of the “unoutshoutable big shots” of that generation of cabbies, factory-lifers and hard-ass dads that sired us, Starnino pursues the leviathan machismo that seemed to propel them. How does it square with the urbane young fathers he encounters taking their toddlers to play in the park, or the gear-obsessed quest for the perfect weed-free lawn? Moving from putting his rest child to bed to the hospital bedside of his dying father, Starnino’s poems offer an intimate if unresolved portrait of an apprenticeship into manhood.
When Meg returns to Dublin after three years trailing Simon around the globe with their toddler, Lily, and Dan, her 11 year old son from a previous relationship in tow, she realises that all her friends have moved on. And now she only has her kooky family, her sex-obsessed sister, Hattie, and Dan's flaky but dangerously gorgeous father, Sid, to rely on for help and support.
Her new neighbour, Tina is in the same boat. Tina's a work widow - her workaholic husband, Oliver, works in London from Monday to Friday, leaving Tina with only her perma-stressed sister, Gerry, for company during the week. Meg is worried - without Simon's job to define her, she doesn't know who she is anymore. But just when she finds a new job and starts to get back on her feet, Simon throws her another curve ball. And Meg finds that having a man around all the time isn't all it's cracked up to be. And that sometimes living apart is easier than living together. Because when the boys are away . . . the girls can play Selected Reviews for Sarah Webb: 'A wonderfully enjoyable read - no wonder Irish eyes are smiling' " Heat " 'Chicklit at its best . . . this is one to savour' "Irish Independent "