The Grave Robber

How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible

Author: Mark Batterson,Parker Batterson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441222367

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Do we believe that God still does miracles? Considering how difficult it is for many of us adults to trust in the miraculous power of God, how much more difficult can it be for a young person in the midst of struggles about identity and purpose in life? With the help of his son Parker, bestselling author Mark Batterson now brings the exciting message of a God who longs to do miracles in our lives to a teen audience. Together they show young readers that God is intimately involved in their lives and wants them to experience the miraculous. With poignant examples from the lives of real teens, The Grave Robber, Student Edition brings to life not only the seven miracles from John's Gospel but the countless miracles we witness every day--if only we have eyes to see.

The Grave Robber's Apprentice

Author: Allan Stratton

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062099299

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Hans doesn't know who he is or where he came from. When he was a baby, he washed ashore in a wooden box and was adopted by the conniving grave robber, Knobbe the Bent. Now fate has thrown him together with Angela von Schwanenberg, a young countess fleeing for her life from the evil Archduke Arnulf and his dreaded Necromancer. Together, these friends are on a daring quest to discover Hans' true identity and to save Angela's parents from the archduke. Join Hans and Angela on their grand adventure as they ride through the depths of the great forest, sled down a mountain in a coffin, and sneak along the secret passageways of the archduke's palace. The Grave Robber's Apprentice is a world of highwaymen, hermits, and dancing bears; and of a boy separated from his family by the sea. In this world anything is possible with luck and imagination—even for a grave robber's apprentice.

Lincoln's Grave Robbers

Author: Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545532264

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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A true crime thriller -- the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln's body! The action begins in October of 1875, as Secret Service agents raid the Fulton, Illinois, workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. Soon after Boyd is hauled off to prison, members of his counterfeiting ring gather in the back room of a smoky Chicago saloon to discuss how to spring their ringleader. Their plan: grab Lincoln's body from its Springfield tomb, stash it in the sand dunes near Lake Michigan, and demand, as a ransom, the release of Ben Boyd --and $200,000 in cash. From here, the action alternates between the conspirators, the Secret Service agents on their trail, and the undercover agent moving back and forth between the two groups. Along the way readers get glimpses into the inner workings of counterfeiting, grave robbing, detective work, and the early days of the Secret Service. The plot moves toward a wild climax as robbers and lawmen converge at Lincoln's tomb on election night: November 7, 1876.

The Grave Robber Participant's Guide

How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441223401

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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Perfect for churches and small groups, the dvd, participant's guide, and curriculum kit for Mark Batterson's new book will help readers delve deeper into the God who is bigger than any of our problems.

The Grave Robber's Secret

Author: Anna Myers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802721834

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 196

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In Philadelphia in the 1800s, twelve-year-old Robbie is forced to help his father rob graves, then when he suspects his dad of murder, Robbie makes a life-changing decision.

The Grave Robber's Daughter

Author: Richard Sala

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1560977736

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 97

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Something is very wrong in the town of Obadiah's Glen. The streets are empty. The phones don't work. The cars are all gone ? and so are the people, at least most of them. The ones who are left are hiding and shivering in fear. They know it's only a matter of time before the clowns come and get them. Because the town of Obadiah's Glen now belongs to the clowns. And these clowns have a special secret, one that lies buried in the old cemetery on the hill...The Grave Robber's Daughter is a deliciously scary thrill ride from the author of the critically acclaimed horror graphic novel The Chuckling Whatsit ("A masterpiece!" ? Rue Morgue Magazine) and stars Judy Drood, the highly strung and short-tempered girl sleuth. The Grave Robber's Daughter is filled with Sala's unique blend of horror and whimsy that will please his many fans and new readers alike.

One Little Yes Can Change Your Life

Excerpts from The Grave Robber

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441223193

Category: Religion

Page: 64

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When Jesus walked out of the tomb, the word impossible was removed from our vocabulary. Highlighting the greatest miracle Jesus ever performed, One Little Yes Can Change Your Life shows readers that the miracle of the resurrection is both a historical event and a reality for our lives today. According to Mark Batterson, "Easter isn't something we celebrate one day a year. It's something we celebrate every day in every way." But even the resurrection was missed by those who weren't looking for it. He encourages readers to train themselves to see Jesus's miracles as the outward signs of his inner power and glory. Perfect for bulk purchases for giveaways at churches--especially during Lent or Easter--One Little Yes Can Change Your Life allows readers to experience the wonder of the resurrection for the first time or like the first time. Batterson's enthusiastic writing imbues readers with a palpable excitement as they consider what the resurrection means for their own lives.

The Circle Maker

Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310346924

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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According to Pastor Mark Batterson in this expanded edition of The Circle Maker, "Drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn't just a mechanism whereby we accomplish great things for God. It's a mechanism whereby God accomplishes great things in us." Do you ever sense that there's far more to prayer than what you're experiencing? It's time you learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker--a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from inside it until God answered his impossible prayer for his people. What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around? Sharing inspiring stories from his own experiences as a circle maker, Mark Batterson will help you uncover your heart's deepest desires and God-given dreams and unleash them through the kind of audacious prayer that God delights to answer. This expanded edition of The Circle Maker also includes Batterson's newest insights on how God answers prayer along with stories that add convincing proof to the reality that God is able to do exceedingly far greater than all we could ask or imagine.

The Grave Robbers

A Central Illinois Small Town History

Author: Michael Hari

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490548753

Category:

Page: 134

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This second edition conforms to KDP, createspace, and Amazon policies. In the spring of 1997, a bizarre cult made up of small town young people in their teens and early twenties broke into an Elliott mausoleum containing the bodies of a beloved and tragedy striken pioneer couple. Stealing the heads of husband and wife, they used them for rituals for the purpose of obtaining spiritual power and bringing about the end of the world. This book, written by a deputy sheriff who assisted with the investigation, tells the true story of this incident, and also of the decisions made by leaders in society that brought increasing crime and violence to rural America. This second edition was edited to conform to the policies of createspace and KDP.

Rotters

Author: Daniel Kraus

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0385738587

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

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Sixteen-year-old Joey's life takes a very strange turn when his mother's tragic death forces him to move from Chicago to rural Iowa with the father he has never known, and who is the town pariah.

Angry Sea, Hidden Sands

Author: Lei Xu,Kathy Mok

Publisher: ThingsAsian Press

ISBN: 9781934159323

Category: Fiction

Page: 239

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After Uncle Three's boat disappears in the South China Sea, Fats, Poker-face, and Uncle Three's nephew set out to search for him and find themselves battling monsters in a labyrinth where the rooms keep shifting, as they each wonder who they can trust.

The Grave Robber

How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible

Author: Mark Batterson,Parker Batterson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9780801015977

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 3539

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Do we believe that God still does miracles? Considering how difficult it is for many of us adults to trust in the miraculous power of God, how much more difficult can it be for a young person in the midst of struggles about identity and purpose in life? With the help of his son Parker, bestselling author Mark Batterson now brings the exciting message of a God who longs to do miracles in our lives to a teen audience. Together they show young readers that God is intimately involved in their lives and wants them to experience the miraculous. With poignant examples from the lives of real teens, The Grave Robber, Student Edition brings to life not only the seven miracles from John's Gospel but the countless miracles we witness every day--if only we have eyes to see.

Wild Goose Chase

Reclaim the Adventure of Pursuing God

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 9780307457486

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Most of us have no idea where we’re going most of the time. Perfect. “Celtic Christians had a name for the Holy Spirit–An Geadh-Glas, or ‘the Wild Goose.’ The name hints at mystery. Much like a wild goose, the Spirit of God cannot be tracked or tamed. An element of danger, an air of unpredictability surround Him. And while the name may sound a little sacrilegious, I cannot think of a better description of what it’s like to follow the Spirit through life. I think the Celtic Christians were on to something…. Most of us will have no idea where we are going most of the time. And I know that is unsettling. But circumstantial uncertainty also goes by another name: Adventure.” --from the introduction From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Grave Matter

Author: Anna Lee Huber

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069814032X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Lady Kiera Darby and Sebastian Gage investigate a macabre murderer in this historical mystery from the author of Mortal Arts. Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her dear friend, Lady Kiera Darby is in need of a safe haven. Returning to her childhood home, Kiera hopes her beloved brother Trevor and the merriment of the Hogmanay Ball will distract her. But when a caretaker is murdered and a grave is disturbed at nearby Dryburgh Abbey, Kiera is once more thrust into the cold grasp of death. While Kiera knows that aiding in another inquiry will only further tarnish her reputation, her knowledge of anatomy could make the difference in solving the case. But agreeing to investigate means Kiera must deal with the complicated emotions aroused in her by inquiry agent Sebastian Gage. When Gage arrives, he reveals that the incident at the Abbey was not the first—some fiend is digging up old bones and holding them for ransom. Now Kiera and Gage must catch the grave robber and put the case to rest…before another victim winds up six feet under. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Grave Robbers

Author: Robin Mitchell

Publisher: Luath Press Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

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After years of sleeping peacefully, the deceased dignitaries of Old Edinburgh are about to get a nasty surprise. Grave-digger and funeral enthusiast Cameron Carter lives a relatively quiet life until a misplaced shovel cracks open a coffin lid and reveals a fortune. Nearly 170 years after the trial of Scotland's notorious body snatchers, Burke and Hare, the ancient trade of grave robbing returns. In Mitchell's rude and darkly comic debut novel all answers will be exhumed.

Cavern of the Blood Zombies

Author: Xu Lei,Kathy Mok

Publisher: ThingsAsian Press

ISBN: 9781934159316

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

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A grave robber searching for an ancient tomb instead finds a labyrinthine cavern full of dead bodies and must battle vampires, blood zombies, and corpse-eating bugs in order to escape.

The Corpse Walker

Real Life Stories, China from the Bottom Up

Author: Yiwu Liao

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307388379

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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A collection of oral histories reveals the lives of ordinary Chinese men and women, including a professional mourner, a leper, an abbot, a retired government official, and a political prisoner.

The Italian Boy

A Tale of Murder and Body Snatching in 1830s London

Author: Sarah Wise

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 1466867809

Category: History

Page: 400

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A thrilling history of England's great metropolis at a point of great change, told through the story of a young vagrant murdered by "resurrection men" Before his murder in 1831, the "Italian boy" was one of thousands of orphans on the streets of London, moving among the livestock, hawkers, and con men, begging for pennies. When his body was sold to a London medical college, the suppliers were arrested for murder. Their high-profile trial would unveil London's furtive trade in human corpses carried out by body-snatchers--or "resurrection men"--who killed to satisfy the first rule of the cadaver market: the fresher the body, the higher the price. Historian Sarah Wise reconstructs not only the boy's murder but the chaos and squalor of London that swallowed the fourteen-year-old vagrant long before his corpse appeared on the slab. In 1831, the city's poor were desperate and the wealthy were petrified, the population swelling so fast that old class borders could not possibly hold. All the while, early humanitarians were pushing legislation to protect the disenfranchised, the courts were establishing norms of punishment and execution, and doctors were pioneering the science of human anatomy. Vivid and intricate, The Italian Boy restores to history the lives of the very poorest Londoners and offers an unparalleled account of the sights, sounds, and smells of a city at the brink of a major transformation.

The Lampshade

A Holocaust Detective Story from Buchenwald to New Orleans

Author: Mark Jacobson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416566304

Category: History

Page: 368

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Few growing up in the aftermath of World War II will ever forget the horrifying reports that Nazi concentration camp doctors had removed the skin of prisoners to makes common, everyday lampshades. In The Lampshade, bestselling journalist Mark Jacobson tells the story of how he came into possession of one of these awful objects, and of his search to establish the origin, and larger meaning, of what can only be described as an icon of terror. Jacobson’s mind-bending historical, moral, and philosophical journey into the recent past and his own soul begins in Hurricane Katrina–ravaged New Orleans. It is only months after the storm, with America’s most romantic city still in tatters, when Skip Henderson, an old friend of Jacobson’s, purchases an item at a rummage sale: a very strange looking and oddly textured lampshade. When he asks what it’s made of, the seller, a man covered with jailhouse tattoos, replies, “That’s made from the skin of Jews.” The price: $35. A few days later, Henderson sends the lampshade to Jacobson, saying, “You’re the journalist, you find out what it is.” The lampshade couldn’t possibly be real, could it? But it is. DNA analysis proves it. This revelation sends Jacobson halfway around the world, to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and to the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany, where the lampshades were supposedly made on the order of the infamous “Bitch of Buchenwald,” Ilse Koch. From the time he grew up in Queens, New York, in the 1950s, Jacobson has heard stories about the human skin lampshade and knew it to be the ultimate symbol of Nazi cruelty. Now he has one of these things in his house with a DNA report to prove it, and almost everything he finds out about it is contradictory, mysterious, shot through with legend and specious information. Through interviews with forensic experts, famous Holocaust scholars (and deniers), Buchenwald survivors and liberators, and New Orleans thieves and cops, Jacobson gradually comes to see the lampshade as a ghostly illuminator of his own existential status as a Jew, and to understand exactly what that means in the context of human responsibility. One question looms as his search goes on: what to do with the lampshade—this unsettling thing that used to be someone? It is a difficult dilemma to be sure, but far from the last one, since once a lampshade of human skin enters your life, it is very, very hard to forget.