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Devotion

Author : Adam Makos
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780804176583
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Total Download : 421

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Book Summary: For readers of Unbroken, In the Garden of Beasts, and Band of Brothers comes a pulse-pounding, heart-wrenching tale of bravery and brotherhood set against the backdrop of America's “forgotten war” in Korea—from the New York Times bestselling author of A Higher Call Devotion tells the inspirational story of the U.S. Navy's most famous aviator duo: Lieutenant Tom Hudner, a white, blue-blooded New Englander, and Ensign Jesse Brown, an African American sharecropper's son from Mississippi. The heir to a Massachusetts grocery store empire, Tom passed up Harvard to fly fighter planes for his country. Jesse, fascinated by aircraft since childhood, defied the odds—and the prejudices of his time—to become the Navy's first black carrier pilot. Barely a year after President Truman ordered the desegregation of the military, the unlikely pair joined forces as wingmen in Fighter Squadron 32. While much of America remained in the grip of the odious Jim Crow segregation laws, Jesse and Tom flew above the fray as brothers in arms. Adam Makos takes us over the sea and around the globe with these two bold young aviators as they cut their teeth at the world's most dangerous job—landing Corsair fighters on the deck of an aircraft carrier. Deployed to the Mediterranean, the two men revel in the perks of their newfound status, partying on the Riviera with millionaires and Hollywood starlets—including a young Elizabeth Taylor. While Jesse delights in a world he thought he'd never see, Tom meets the girl of his dreams. Then comes the war no one expected in far-off Korea. Devotion brings us along on white-knuckle dive-bombing runs over North Korean territory, as the pilots of Fighter Squadron 32 man the front lines of what many of them believe is the opening battle of World War III. As the fury of the fighting escalates, Tom and Jesse fly, guns blazing, into waves of Communist troops to defend a group of Marines cornered in a hellish winter landscape. When one of the duo is shot down behind enemy lines and pinned in the burning wreckage of his fighter, the other faces an unthinkable choice: watch his friend die, or attempt one of history's most audacious one-man rescue missions. A tug-at-the-heartstrings tale of heroism and sacrifice, Devotion asks, How far would you go to save a friend?

Devotion

Author : Hannah Kent
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2022-02-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781509863907
File Size : 35,8 Mb
Total Download : 441

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Book Summary: 'A glorious love story' – Sarah Winman, author of Still Life 'Extraordinarily daring . . . a remarkable novel, an almost visionary celebration of the death-defying power of the women’s love' - Sunday Times 1836, Prussia. Hanne is nearly fifteen and the domestic world of womanhood is quickly closing in on her. A child of nature, she yearns instead for the rush of the river, the wind dancing around her. Hanne finds little comfort in the local girls and friendship doesn't come easily, until she meets Thea and she finds in her a kindred spirit and finally, acceptance. Hanne's family are Old Lutherans, and in her small village hushed worship is done secretly - this is a community under threat. But when they are granted safe passage to Australia, the community rejoices: at last a place they can pray without fear, a permanent home. Freedom. It's a promise of freedom that will have devastating consequences for Hanne and Thea, but, on that long and brutal journey, their bond proves too strong for even nature to break . . . From the bestselling author of Burial Rites and The Good People, Devotion is a stunning story of girlhood and friendship, faith and suspicion, and the impossible lengths we go to for the ones we love. 'Exquisite . . . it's taken root in my heart' – Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Mercies 'So beautiful and so raw . . . Impossibly good' – Evie Wyld, author of The Bass Rock

DEVOTION FOR MOTION

Author : J Terpstra
Publisher : J TERPSTRA
Release : 2022-08-08
Category : Religion
ISBN : 8210379456XXX
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Total Download : 787

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Book Summary: Fourteen Bible Devotions in a conversational style, expounding biblical principles from the Old and New Testaments. Geared to spur the Christian Pilgrim to action, these devotions glean inspiration from numerous passages and the lives of some of the best known men and women hero’s of the holy scripture. These devotions are perfect for: personal use; bible camps; midweek bible studies; revival meetings; bible in universities; after-college bible clubs; small group meetings and retreats. Church leaders can use these devotions to equip, entertain and encourage members of their congregation to devote themselves to motion in the Lord’s service. You need this motivational book on the timeless themes of Revival, Evangelism and Assurance. CONTENTS Series Three JOSEPH DREAMED A DREAM THE GOOD SHEPHERD STAND, STRENGTHEN, SPEAK RUTH’S RICH REWARD GO TO SOW PRAYER WARRIOR OR FEAR WORRIER? IDOLS TO IDLE DAVID’S DAILY DEVOTIONS IMPRESSION OR DEPRESSION? PROCRASTINATION AND PRECIPITATION PUT OFF; PUT ON SETTLED OR SOJOURNING? JERRY IN JEOPARDY FACE THE RACE http://www.johanterpstra.weebly.com

Devotion to the Sacred Heart

Author : Mary Frances Lester
Publisher : TAN Books
Release : 2012-12-07
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781505103670
File Size : 11,9 Mb
Total Download : 248

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Book Summary: Devotion to the Sacred Heart is a powerful little booklet filled with many of the treasures to be found in the veneration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Besides containing an explanation of the symbolism found within the Image of the Sacred Heart, it also includes explanations of the 9 First Fridays devotion, known as The Great Promise, the miraculous cure of St. Gemma Galgani as well as many profound exhortations to offer reparation to the Sacred Heart. Authoritative and moving, Our Lord instituted this devotion Himself, saying: " I set neither limit nore measure to My gifts of grace for those who seek them in My heart."