Predatory lions prowl the plains of Africa looking for their next meal. People have long been awestruck by these big cats. This book provides a colorful expedition into the lives of these dangerous but beautiful animals while also teaching readers how to count. Students will be able to recite interesting facts about lions while also being able to count, compare, and add whole numbers easily.
The beast is always there, waiting to consume and digest the least aware among us, the least careful, most unguarded, most distracted. Distracted by song, art, love, and in some rare cases, happiness. Their ultimate destruction is the ultimate goal of the beast. Before digestion he engages through desperation in his victims emotional and spiritual ruination. He is everywhere, he eventually consumes everyone, he is quick but patient and eventually grabs even the most vigilant. Our only saving grace, pleasurable hallucinations before, during the chase, and those we experience in the midst of consumption for those shall be our last. Welcome to that dark dank hopeless place that is his dreaded heartless human rendering belly.
Publisher: Dwight Hutchison and the Association Signes Célestes
Was there a meaningful stellar sign over Bethlehem? What did it look like to someone looking up at the night sky? Did wise men really come from the East seeking Israel’s Messiah sometime after the birth of Jesus? The biblical account of the wise men and the star that announced the coming of the Messiah of Israel has inspired and puzzled people for two millennia. Important aspects of Babylonian astronomy seem to be involved in understanding the star’s appearing. But in addition, The Lion Led the Way also explores the men and events from a profoundly Jewish perspective. The traditional Jewish names of stars and planets, Jewish symbols, as well as Jewish dates, all seem to be keys to unlocking the mystery of the famous star. The star of Bethlehem was not the brightest of the heavenly lights, nor was it the most spectacular starry manifestation of all time. However, it was part of the most meaningful set of celestial events in human history. The God of Israel is surprising. His ways are not our ways; his thoughts are not our thoughts. The star gives us a concrete example of God’s intervention in the universe. Book website: www.star-of-bethlehem.info
A popular bestseller since its publication in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great page-turning thrillers of all time. Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. Dumas’ epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was a huge popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s. The story of his long imprisonment, dramatic escape, and carefully wrought revenge offers up a vision of France that has become immortal.