Penetrating the Darkness

Discovering the Power of the Cross Against Unseen Evil

Author: Jack Hayford

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 1441214798

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Evidence that evil is flourishing faces Christians every day, leaving many feeling hopeless and helpless. What they don't realize, says esteemed pastor Jack Hayford, is the power that is theirs through the cross. Instead, they labor under the misconception that spiritual warfare occurred only during biblical times. But it is right here, right now, says Pastor Jack. And for the first time he lays out the strategies he's learned for engaging and defeating evil--through prayer. With clarity and passion, he shows readers how to • develop powerful devotional habits • engage in intercession • plead the blood of Christ • understand the correct use of binding and loosing • confront evil • learn why some prayers don't succeed • and much more When believers embrace the cross's power, they will stand up in hope and light against the evil of this world, penetrating even the deepest places where the enemy's darkness dwells.

Penetrating the Darkness

Discovering the Power of the Cross Against Unseen Evil

Author: Jack Hayford,Rebecca Hayford Bauer

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 0800794532

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Presents spiritual advice for becoming inspired by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and finding the strength to fight against the evils present in the world.

Conflicting Spirits

Penetrating the Darkness

Author: Carolyn Murphy

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490770429

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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In a small northern California town, a family of five is being attacked by demonic forces. The father and mother, who have always lived a life serving God, try hard to understand what has gotten into their son, Philip Jr. He rebels all authority, staying out late at night and using the Ouija board for power and gain, while their daughter, Danielle, fights hard trying to stay on top of her failing finances. Her marriage is on the rocks, and the demonic spirits are pulling her away from God and all that she has been brought up to believe in. Please visit the author's web site a www.carolenaathome.com

Girl in the Dark

A Memoir of a Life Without Light

Author: Anna Lyndsey

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1101872128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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"Originally published simultaneously in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, and in Great Britain by Bloomsbury, London, in 2015."

Penetrating the Darkness of Time

Author: Barbara A. Purdy

Publisher: Infinity Publishing (PA)

ISBN: 9781495821394

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

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Penetrating the Darkness of Time is about cultural milestones and the origins of materials developed and used by the ancients that led to the world we live in today.

Piercing the Darkness

A Novel

Author: Frank Peretti

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673345

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Now in ebook, the classic sequel to bestseller This Present Darkness, about another small town in the midst of an unseen supernatural battle for truth. This sequel to This Present Darkness follows the supernatural battle over the small town of Bacon’s Corner, where, once again, armies of angels and demons are at war. Sally Beth Roe is trying to escape her past and struggling to find the truth, while Tom Harris finds himself embroiled in a battle to save a Christian school threatened by outside forces.

Hope in the Dark

Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608465799

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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"No writer has better understood the mix of fear and possibility, peril and exuberance that's marked this new millennium." —Bill McKibben A book as powerful and influential as Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me, her Hope in the Dark was written to counter the despair of radicals at a moment when they were focused on their losses and had turned their back to the victories behind them—and the unimaginable changes soon to come. In it, she makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural, and political history, Solnit argued that radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable, and that pessimism and despair rest on an unwarranted confidence about what is going to happen next. Now, with a moving new introduction explaining how the book came about and a new afterword that helps teach us how to hope and act in our unnerving world, she brings a new illumination to the darkness of 2016 in an unforgettable new edition of this classic book. Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of eighteen or so books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster, including the books Men Explain Things to Me and Hope in the Dark, both also with Haymarket; a trilogy of atlases of American cities; The Faraway Nearby; A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; and River of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award). A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she is a columnist at Harper's and a regular contributor to the Guardian.

I Find You in the Darkness

Poems

Author: Alfa Holden,Alfa

Publisher: Castle Point Books

ISBN: 1250202620

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

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Soul connection. Love. Heartbreak. Alfa knows them all, and I Find You in the Darkness will lead you down her twisting paths of passion and pain with the poetry that has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people on Instagram and Facebook. Find your truest self revealed through Alfa’s carefully chosen words, and discover the love you’ve been waiting for. This volume belongs in the collection of every modern poetry fan.

The Secrets of Intercessory Prayer

Unleashing God's Power in the Lives of Those You Love

Author: Jack Hayford

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441259929

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Must-Have Resource on Effective Prayer from Bestselling Author Jack Hayford Internationally respected pastor and bestselling author Jack Hayford gives believers the keys to unlocking the secrets of effective intercessory prayer, including how to pray with rightful authority, perseverance, and confidence. He provides encouragement, powerful testimonies, keen biblical guidance, and insight to help readers pray more effectively for God's grace, goodness, and power in the lives of those they love. Topics covered include • answering God's divine invitation to partnership • applying the basic promises of God to prayer • launching a counterattack against the enemy • advancing toward ultimate victory in others' lives • and more Regardless of the situation, here is what believers need to press on in intercession and see God's answers come. Foreword by Darlene Zschech.

God in the Dark

31 Devotions to Let the Light Back In

Author: Sarah Van Diest

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1631466070

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Life’s painful trials can bring shame about our inadequate and broken faith. There is relief in hearing the expressions of desperation in the psalmist’s voice. He didn’t experience this life perfected, and we don’t either. But the psalmist was loved. So are we. God was so kind to give us the Psalms. To walk through darkened days is part of the human experience. To walk through them with faith, comfort, strength, joy, and hope is part of the divine experience. Our eyes, though, are often clouded to those blessings by the thing oppressing us. When we remember and recognize our Father’s faithfulness, when we see reality with the eyes of understanding, the darkness ebbs and the light of hope grows. The impossible, unbearable, and unthinkable becomes the hidden passageway to truth, hope, and joy in Christ. These letters were originally written as encouragement to a friend when the darkness began to overtake his path. Each day for 22 days, a letter arrived with one of the eight-verse sections from Psalm 119 along with a small thought to bring light and hope and to be a reminder that we do not fight our battles alone. The letters, along with nine more devotions on the subject of experiencing God in the dark, make up this powerful, honest, hope-filled 31-day devotional.

The Boys of the Dark

A Story of Betrayal and Redemption in the Deep South

Author: Robin Gaby Fisher,Michael O'McCarthy,Robert W. Straley

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429964685

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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A story that garnered national attention, this is the harrowing tale of two men who suffered abuses at a reform school in Florida in the 1950s and 60s, and who banded together fifty years later to confront their attackers. Michael O'McCarthy and Robert W. Straley were teens when they were termed "incorrigible youth" by authorities and ordered to attend the Florida School for Boys. They discovered in Marianna, the "City of Southern Charm," an immaculately groomed campus that looked more like an idyllic university than a reform school. But hidden behind the gates of the Florida School for Boys was a hell unlike any they could have imagined. The school's guards and administrators acted as their jailers and tormentors. The boys allegedly bore witness to assault, rape, and possibly even murder. For fifty years, both men---and countless others like them---carried their torment in silence. But a series of unlikely events brought O'McCarthy, now a successful rights activist, and Straley together, and they became determined to expose the Florida School for Boys for what they believed it to be: a youth prison with a century-long history of abuse. They embarked upon a campaign that would change their lives and inspire others. Robin Gaby Fisher, a Pulitzer Prize--winning journalist and author of the New York Times bestselling After the Fire, collaborates with Straley and O'McCarthy to offer a riveting account of their harrowing ordeal. The book goes beyond the story of the two men to expose the truth about a century-old institution and a town that adopted a Nuremberg-like code of secrecy and a government that failed to address its own wrongdoing. What emerges is a tale of strength, resolve, and vindication in the face of the kinds of terror few can imagine.

Heart of Darkness

Author: Joseph Conrad,Ross C. Murfin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312457537

Category: Fiction

Page: 383

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"Part One of this volume reprints the text of 'Heart of darkness' from the 1921 Heinemann edition of Conrad's 'Collected works' - the latest version of the text that Conrad approved. Part Two includes documents and illustrations providing cultural contexts for 'Heart of darkness'. Part Three features a critical history of the novella, plus six contemporary essays representing deconstruction; feminist, gender, and queer theory; and a new historicist, post-colonial, and psychoanalytic approaches to Conrad's most famous tale."--P. vii.

The Church in Babylon

Heeding the Call to Be a Light in the Darkness

Author: Erwin W. Lutzer

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802492436

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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How do we live faithfully in a country becoming more and more hostile to our faith in Christ? Like the Israelites in Babylon, we must find a way to maintain our faith in the midst of a pagan culture. But that requires we answer two crucial questions: How did we get here? How do we prepare for the dark and difficult days ahead? In The Church in Babylon, Dr. Lutzer answers both of these questions. He will walk you through the many parallels between the church in America and God’s people in Babylon, and embolden you to be a gospel witness. You’ll be encouraged not to compromise your faith even when under constant pressure from all corners of society. And more than all this you will have a fresh encounter with Jesus Christ, as you consider the biblical role of those in exile.

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

Author: Michelle McNamara

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062319809

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case—which was solved in April 2018. Introduction by Gillian Flynn • Afterword by Patton Oswalt “A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can’t-stop-now reading.” —Stephen King For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark—the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death—offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Utterly original and compelling, it has been hailed as a modern true crime classic—one which fulfilled Michelle's dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.

Heart of Darkness

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Invisible Universe

Author: Jeremiah P. Ostriker,Simon Mitton

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400844649

Category: Science

Page: 328

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Heart of Darkness describes the incredible saga of humankind's quest to unravel the deepest secrets of the universe. Over the past thirty years, scientists have learned that two little-understood components--dark matter and dark energy--comprise most of the known cosmos, explain the growth of all cosmic structure, and hold the key to the universe's fate. The story of how evidence for the so-called "Lambda-Cold Dark Matter" model of cosmology has been gathered by generations of scientists throughout the world is told here by one of the pioneers of the field, Jeremiah Ostriker, and his coauthor Simon Mitton. From humankind's early attempts to comprehend Earth's place in the solar system, to astronomers' exploration of the Milky Way galaxy and the realm of the nebulae beyond, to the detection of the primordial fluctuations of energy from which all subsequent structure developed, this book explains the physics and the history of how the current model of our universe arose and has passed every test hurled at it by the skeptics. Throughout this rich story, an essential theme is emphasized: how three aspects of rational inquiry--the application of direct measurement and observation, the introduction of mathematical modeling, and the requirement that hypotheses should be testable and verifiable--guide scientific progress and underpin our modern cosmological paradigm. This monumental puzzle is far from complete, however, as scientists confront the mysteries of the ultimate causes of cosmic structure formation and the real nature and origin of dark matter and dark energy.

Hunters in the Dark

A Novel

Author: Lawrence Osborne

Publisher: Hogarth

ISBN: 0553447351

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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From the novelist the New York Times compares to Paul Bowles, Evelyn Waugh and Ian McEwan, an evocative new work of literary suspense Adrift in Cambodia and eager to side-step a life of quiet desperation as a small-town teacher, 28-year-old Englishman Robert Grieve decides to go missing. As he crosses the border from Thailand, he tests the threshold of a new future. And on that first night, a small windfall precipitates a chain of events-- involving a bag of “jinxed” money, a suave American, a trunk full of heroin, a hustler taxi driver, and a rich doctor’s daughter-- that changes Robert’s life forever. Hunters in the Dark is a sophisticated game of cat and mouse redolent of the nightmares of Patricia Highsmith, where identities are blurred, greed trumps kindness, and karma is ruthless. Filled with Hitchcockian twists and turns, suffused with the steamy heat and pervasive superstition of the Cambodian jungle, and unafraid to confront difficult questions about the machinations of fate, this is a masterful novel that confirms Lawrence Osborne’s reputation as one of our finest contemporary writers.

Dispelling the Darkness

A Jesuit's Quest for the Soul of Tibet

Author: Donald S. Lopez Jr.,Thupten Jinpa

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674977742

Category: History

Page: 320

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In a remote Himalayan village in 1721, the Jesuit priest Ippolito Desideri wrote a treatise in classical Tibetan intended to refute key Buddhist doctrines and dispel the darkness of idolatry from Tibet. Dispelling the Darkness provides extended excerpts from this unfinished masterpiece and a full translation of a companion work.

God in a Brothel

An Undercover Journey into Sex Trafficking and Rescue

Author: Daniel Walker

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830869042

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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This is the true story of an undercover investigator's experiences infiltrating the multi-billion-dollar global sex industry. It is a story of triumph for the children and young teens released from a life of slavery and the rescuer who freed many hundreds of victims leading to the prosecution of dozens of perpetrators. And it is a story of haunting despair for those left behind in corrupt systems of law enforcement. It is the personal story of Daniel Walker, one man who followed a path of costly discipleship, agonizing failure and unlikely redemption. And it is a challenge to God's people to join in the battle that all might be freed.

An Area of Darkness

Author: V.S. Naipaul

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307370577

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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A classic of modern travel writing, An Area of Darkness is V. S. Naipaul’s profound reckoning with his ancestral homeland and an extraordinarily perceptive chronicle of his first encounter with India. From the Trade Paperback edition.