2011-06-01

Perfect Shadow

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  • Full Title : Perfect Shadow
  • Author :
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • ISBN Code : 9780316196482
  • Pages : 70
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Discover the origins of Durzo Blint in this original novella set in the world of Brent Weeks's New York Times bestselling Night Angel Trilogy. Gaelan Starfire is a careful, quiet, simpler farmer. He's also an immortal, peerless in the arts of war. Over the centuries, he's worn many faces to hide his gift, but he is a man ill-fit for obscurity. When Gaelan must take a job hunting down the world's finest assassins for the beautiful courtesan and crime lord Gwinvere Kirena what he finds may destroy everything he's ever believed in. Includes the short story "I, Night Angel" Night AngelThe Way of ShadowsShadow's EdgeBeyond the Shadows Night Angel: The Complete Trilogy (omnibus)Perfect Shadow: A Night Angel NovellaThe Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel LightbringerThe Black PrismThe Blinding KnifeThe Broken EyeThe Blood Mirror


2008-10-01

The Way of Shadows

By Brent Weeks
  • Full Title : The Way of Shadows
  • Author : Brent Weeks
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • ISBN Code : 9780316040228
  • Pages : 688
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From NYT bestselling author Brent Weeks comes the first novel in his breakout fantasy trilogy in which a young boy trains under the city's most legendary and feared assassin, Durzo Blint. For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art--and he is the city's most accomplished artist. For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums, and learned to judge people quickly--and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint. But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange magics--and cultivate a flair for death. Devour this blockbuster tale of assassination and magic by Brent Weeks, which has delighted readers all over the world--with over one million copies in print! Night Angel The Way of Shadows Shadow's Edge Beyond the Shadows Night Angel: The Complete Trilogy (omnibus) Perfect Shadow: A Night Angel Novella (e-only) The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel For more from Brent Weeks, check out: Lightbringer The Black Prism The Blinding Knife The Broken Eye The Blood Mirror The Burning White


2017-06-27

In the Shadow of the Sun

By Anne Sibley O'Brien
  • Full Title : In the Shadow of the Sun
  • Author : Anne Sibley O'Brien
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 0545905761
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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North Korea is known as the most repressive country on Earth, with a dictatorial leader, a starving population, and harsh punishment for rebellion. Not the best place for a family vacation. Yet that's exactly where Mia Andrews finds herself, on a tour with her aid-worker father and fractious older brother, Simon. Mia was adopted from South Korea as a baby, and the trip raises tough questions about where she really belongs. Then her dad is arrested for spying, just as forbidden photographs of North Korean slave-labor camps fall into Mia's hands. The only way to save Dad: get the pictures out of the country. Thus Mia and Simon set off on a harrowing journey to the border, without food, money, or shelter, in a land where anyone who sees them might turn them in, and getting caught could mean prison -- or worse. An exciting adventure that offers a rare glimpse into a compelling, complicated nation, In the Shadow of the Sun is an unforgettable novel of courage and survival.


2016-06-23

Perfect Refuge

By Jamie Jones
  • Full Title : Perfect Refuge
  • Author : Jamie Jones
  • Publisher : Jamie Jones
  • ISBN Code : 194720808X
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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If she can’t trust him… Marta Vesik left behind a life of poverty and crime in Estonia to come to the United States to work as an au pair for a wealthy American family. But if they knew who she really was, what she bribed the employment agency to hide, she’d lose her job. Her secret past has left her mistrustful, unable to relate well to men. Even the tall, breathtaking one who greets her at the airport. And he can’t trust her… Jerome Bennett has accomplished a lot. At 19, he’s working as a groundskeeper on a grand estate on Long Island with a good income and his own cottage. The only thing missing is romance. How can he trust women when the one who was supposed to always love him abandoned him as a child? But the new au pair, a lost waif with broken English, stirs something deep inside him. How can they have a future? Marta’s worked hard to put her past behind her. What would someone as kind as Jerome want with her? Other than the same thing her employer’s lecherous majordomo wants. She came to America to escape the past. Can she and Jerome create the perfect refuge in one another’s arms?


2010-08-12

The Character of Consciousness

By David J. Chalmers
  • Full Title : The Character of Consciousness
  • Author : David J. Chalmers
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199718652
  • Pages : 624
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this book David Chalmers follows up and extends his thoughts and arguments on the nature of consciousness that he first set forth in his groundbreaking 1996 book, The Conscious Mind.


2017-02-16

CATALYST SHADOW

By PATRICK KY
  • Full Title : CATALYST SHADOW
  • Author : PATRICK KY
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN Code : 1365763250
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is a about a senior in high school named Lyon Blessing. He is on the wrestling team and he loves competition. After high school, he decided to become a soldier. Does he make it as a soldier or die? If you would like to know what happens next, please read the book.


2015-03-15

Picture Perfect Lighting

By Roberto Valenzuela
  • Full Title : Picture Perfect Lighting
  • Author : Roberto Valenzuela
  • Publisher : Rocky Nook, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1681981068
  • Pages : 360
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Gray's Shadow

By K.A. Merikan
  • Full Title : Gray's Shadow
  • Author : K.A. Merikan
  • Publisher : Acerbi&Villani ltd
  • ISBN Code : 1914921062
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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--- There can be no shadow without the man to cast it. --- Gray. Lost his twin. Will never be complete. Works alone. Shadow. Monster? Human? Exists to be Gray’s one true companion. After losing his twin brother, Gray has devoted his life to the Kings of Hell MC. He will do anything to protect his family and that means anything. Even sell his own shadow to the devil. Following a fire that left him without one arm, Gray feels pushed to the sidelines. In order to prove to his club that he is still capable of completing dangerous tasks, he will have to team up with the strange creature from the Other Side. Tall, inhumanly strong, and menacing despite the handsome exterior, Shadow is just the tool Gray needs. The moment Shadow lays his eyes on Gray, he wants to crawl under Gray’s skin and make the human his. Gray on the other hand isn’t willing to get attached to a monster destined to do the devil’s bidding and disappear once his time is up. Rejected, Shadow has to do everything in his power to convince his human that they belong together. But as the clock ticks away precious minutes of Shadow’s existence, Gray will have to choose between his loyalty to the Kings of Hell MC and responsibility for the creature he brought into this world. * “Do you feel me running through your veins?” Gray nodded. * POSSIBLE SPOILERS: Themes: motorcycle club, alternative lifestyles, demons, monster, tattoos, secrets, crime, gothic, grief, mourning, enemies to lovers, forced proximity, fish out of water, opposites attract, demisexuality, gentle giant Genre: Dark, paranormal M/M romance Scorching hot, emotional, explicit scenes Length: ~150,000 words (Book 4 in the series) WARNING: This story contains scenes of violence, offensive language, and morally ambiguous characters.


2019-06-04

Shadow Warrior

By Christine Feehan
  • Full Title : Shadow Warrior
  • Author : Christine Feehan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1984803530
  • Pages : 432
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Danger inspires fierce passion when a serial killer threatens Chicago’s Ferraro crime family in this novel in Christine Feehan’s New York Times bestselling series. Vittorio Ferraro is a man whose family loyalty knows no bounds. He would die for his siblings and the people they love, but what he really wants is to start a family of his own. Deep down, Vittorio has always known finding a woman who could ride shadows would be nearly impossible—let alone one who could accept his particular needs—and he never expected to find her in the middle of a kidnapping.… Grace Murphy has always been drawn to Vittorio Ferraro—or at least to the billionaire’s public bad-boy persona. Now that she’s under his protection and the sole focus of his intense caring, she can’t help wanting to get as close to him as possible. But Grace knows her presence is putting the entire Ferraro family in danger. Her monster of a brother will never let her go, but Vittorio has no intention of losing the woman whose shadow matches his own. Praise for Shadow Keeper “Shadow Keeper is, in a word, a keeper! If you love hot men, sexy women, the good guys winning against the bad guys, love (both sweet and ultra steamy), and family that stands together, then this book is all that and even more.”—Fresh Fiction


2008-11-01

Shadow's Edge

By Brent Weeks
  • Full Title : Shadow's Edge
  • Author : Brent Weeks
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • ISBN Code : 031604038X
  • Pages : 656
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Kylar Stern has given up the way of shadows for a life of peace, but when an old ally returns, Kylar must make a deadly choice in the second novel of the Night Angel Trilogy by NYT bestselling author Brent Weeks. Kylar Stern has rejected the assassin's life. The Godking's successful coup has left Kylar's master, Durzo, and his best friend, Logan, dead. He is starting over: new city, new friends, and new profession. But when he learns that Logan might actually be alive and in hiding, Kylar is faced with an agonizing choice: will he give up the way of shadows forever and live in peace with his new family, or will he risk everything by taking on the ultimate hit? Devour this blockbuster tale of assassination and magic by Brent Weeks, which has delighted readers all over the world -- with over one million copies in print!


2021-05-13

Shadow's Edge

By TJ Green
  • Full Title : Shadow's Edge
  • Author : TJ Green
  • Publisher : Mountolive Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1990047130
  • Pages : 295
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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As Shadow and Gabe become more involved with The Orphic Guild, they find out that the occult world is full of intrigue and far more complicated than they realised. Especially when it seems that someone wants the same thing that they do — the Trinity of the Seeker. Cause for concern? Absolutely not. If anything, Shadow is more committed than ever, and relishes pitting her wits against an unpredictable enemy. And Gabe? When they find instructions that could enable him to speak to his father, he and the Nephilim are more than ready to fight. Join Shadow, Gabe, and Harlan as they race against an occult organisation that is as underhand as they are. If you love paranormal action-packed fiction with plenty of mystery and lots of fun, you’ll love the White Haven Hunters. Grab your copy now.


2016-10-17

The Shadow Effect

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  • Full Title : The Shadow Effect
  • Author :
  • Publisher : Amherst Media
  • ISBN Code : 1682031101
  • Pages : 128
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Photographers know that they must use highlight and shadow to create a sense of dimension in their portraits, sculpt their subject’s features, and add palpable mood in their images. However, enterprising photographers know that these uses of shadow only scratch the surface when it comes to maximizing their portrait effects. They are willing to go to surprising lengths to create dramatic shadow patterns that add texture, a sense of mystery, and compositional interest in their portraits. In this beautifully illustrated book, award-winning photographer David Beckstead showcases 180 of his most powerful images and explains how each shadow effect was created using commercial lighting, natural light, store-bought modifiers, and even common household items. Armed with the techniques outlined in this book, you will find a host of creative means to introduce and manipulate shadow patterns—both in the studio and on location—and watch your creative efforts and profits surge.


2012-02-01

Shadow's Stand

By Sarah McCarty
  • Full Title : Shadow's Stand
  • Author : Sarah McCarty
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • ISBN Code : 1459220382
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Shadow Ochoa is lying low in the western Kansas Territory, waiting for his fellow Texas Rangers—the Hell's Eight brotherhood—to clear his name. That is, until he's unjustly strung up for horse thieving…and pretty Fei Yen intervenes. Invoking a seldom-used law, the exotic lady prospector claims Shadow as her husband and rides off with the bridegroom shackled to her buckboard. Savvy, fearless Fei is single-mindedly devoted to her hidden claim and all it promises: wealth, security and freedom. A husband is just a necessary inconvenience and a name on paper to hold the claim she cannot. Shadow isn't a man to take orders from anyone, especially from lovely Fei—except that the daily friction between them ignites into nightly blazes of all-consuming passion. Soon Shadow is dreaming a little himself: of the life they could have if only Fei could see past the lure of independence. If only bounty hunters weren't closing in on him. If only he's left standing when the impending showdown has ended….


2019-01-15

Shadows of Being

By Marko Uršič
  • Full Title : Shadows of Being
  • Author : Marko Uršič
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1527525651
  • Pages : 201
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is a study of the phenomena of shadows, meant in a broader sense as “symbolic forms”. The shadow is a less real, “surface” replica of some more real form. From the Platonic point of view, empirical objects are “shadows of ideas”, while from the modern “natural” point of view, shadows are seen and conceived primarily as “weaker” replicas of bodies, which give evidence of their material reality. In the first three essays here, several topics from the Ancient Egypt and Greece to modern arts and sciences are considered, while in the fourth essay, the contemporary virtual reality, cyber-technology and the internet as our parallel “shadow world” are discussed from the philosophical point of view. The main and innovative point of this book is the connection between the meaning of shadows in philosophy and art on the one hand, and their role in modern science and technology on the other. The book will appeal to a wide span of readers, from academic circles, students, and artists, to the general reader interested in the humanities, especially in philosophy and art.


2017-08-04

Grasping Shadows

By William Chapman Sharpe
  • Full Title : Grasping Shadows
  • Author : William Chapman Sharpe
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190682256
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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What's in a shadow? Menace, seduction, or salvation? Immaterial but profound, shadows lurk everywhere in literature and the visual arts, signifying everything from the treachery of appearances to the unfathomable power of God. From Plato to Picasso, from Rembrandt to Welles and Warhol, from Lord of the Rings to the latest video game, shadows act as central players in the drama of Western culture. Yet because they work silently, artistic shadows often slip unnoticed past audiences and critics. Conceived as an accessible introduction to this elusive phenomenon, Grasping Shadows is the first book that offers a general theory of how all shadows function in texts and visual media. Arguing that shadow images take shape within a common cultural field where visual and verbal meanings overlap, William Sharpe ranges widely among classic and modern works, revealing the key motifs that link apparently disparate works such as those by Fra Angelico and James Joyce, Clementina Hawarden and Kara Walker, Charles Dickens and Kumi Yamashita. Showing how real-world shadows have shaped the meanings of shadow imagery, Grasping Shadows guides the reader through the techniques used by writers and artists to represent shadows from the Renaissance onward. The last chapter traces how shadows impact the art of the modern city, from Renoir and Zola to film noir and projection systems that capture the shadows of passers-by on streets around the globe. Extending his analysis to contemporary street art, popular songs, billboards, and shadow-theatre, Sharpe demonstrates a practical way to grasp the "dark side" that looms all around us.


2019-03-05

WWE Greatest Rivalries

By Jake Black
  • Full Title : WWE Greatest Rivalries
  • Author : Jake Black
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1465486348
  • Pages : 200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The greatest rivalries in the WWE wrestling ring revealed. They grapple at WrestleMania, at SmackDown Live, and Royal Rumble. They battle on RAW, at SummerSlam and Survivor Series. They clash inside-and outside-the ring. The titanic rivalries of WWE Superstars such as The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena vs. Randy Orton, Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks, are a vital part of WWE's edge-of-the-seat appeal. Every member of the WWE Universe will have their favorite - you just have to take sides. Who would you cheer for as they chase the Championship, employing their charisma, signature moves, and the most cutting insults they can think of? And, of course, rivalries in WWE aren't just between individual Superstars - they may be between tag teams, like The Usos and The New Day, or even involve Superstars from one show staging a sudden attack on the Superstars of another! This book lifts the lid on all the drama behind WWE's greatest rivalries, highlighting the crucial clashes and each side's biggest wins. Discover how each rivalry started - was it simply pursuit of a common goal, or a bitter personality clash? Find out who has hurled the most biting barbs, why enemies suddenly become allies, and how grudge-strewn wars have ended in mutual respect. Armed with key stats and info, you can follow every twist and turn of these epic encounters, embracing many of the most memorable moments in the history of WWE.


2012-01-25

3D Animation Essentials

By Andy Beane
  • Full Title : 3D Animation Essentials
  • Author : Andy Beane
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118239059
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The essential fundamentals of 3D animation for aspiring 3D artists 3D is everywhere--video games, movie and television special effects, mobile devices, etc. Many aspiring artists and animators have grown up with 3D and computers, and naturally gravitate to this field as their area of interest. Bringing a blend of studio and classroom experience to offer you thorough coverage of the 3D animation industry, this must-have book shows you what it takes to create compelling and realistic 3D imagery. Serves as the first step to understanding the language of 3D and computer graphics (CG) Covers 3D animation basics: pre-production, modeling, animation, rendering, and post-production Dissects core 3D concepts including design, film, video, and games Examines what artistic and technical skills are needed to succeed in the industry Offers helpful real-world scenarios and informative interviews with key educators and studio and industry professionals Whether you're considering a career in as a 3D artist or simply wish to expand your understanding of general CG principles, this book will give you a great overview and knowledge of core 3D Animation concepts and the industry.


2010-09-08

Computer Vision -- ECCV 2010

By Kostas Daniilidis,Petros Maragos,Nikos Paragios
  • Full Title : Computer Vision -- ECCV 2010
  • Author : Kostas Daniilidis,Petros Maragos,Nikos Paragios
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3642155529
  • Pages : 813
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The 2010 edition of the European Conference on Computer Vision was held in Heraklion, Crete. The call for papers attracted an absolute record of 1,174 submissions. We describe here the selection of the accepted papers: Thirty-eight area chairs were selected coming from Europe (18), USA and Canada (16), and Asia (4). Their selection was based on the following criteria: (1) Researchers who had served at least two times as Area Chairs within the past two years at major vision conferences were excluded; (2) Researchers who served as Area Chairs at the 2010 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition were also excluded (exception: ECCV 2012 Program Chairs); (3) Minimization of overlap introduced by Area Chairs being former student and advisors; (4) 20% of the Area Chairs had never served before in a major conference; (5) The Area Chair selection process made all possible efforts to achieve a reasonable geographic distribution between countries, thematic areas and trends in computer vision. Each Area Chair was assigned by the Program Chairs between 28–32 papers. Based on paper content, the Area Chair recommended up to seven potential reviewers per paper. Such assignment was made using all reviewers in the database including the conflicting ones. The Program Chairs manually entered the missing conflict domains of approximately 300 reviewers. Based on the recommendation of the Area Chairs, three reviewers were selected per paper (with at least one being of the top three suggestions), with 99.


2021-08-26

Theology of George MacDonald

By John R de Jong
  • Full Title : Theology of George MacDonald
  • Author : John R de Jong
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • ISBN Code : 0718848411
  • Pages : 293
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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George MacDonald (1824-1905) was writing at a time of Evangelical unease. In a society ravaged by Asiatic cholera, numbed by levels of infant mortality, and fearful of revolution and the toxicity of industry (to name but a few of the many challenges), the "gospel" proclaiming eternal damnation for unbelievers was hardly good news; rather, Christianity was increasingly viewed as the source of bad news and a tool of state oppression. MacDonald agreed: in his view, the church had become a vampire sucking the blood of her children instead of offering them eucharistic life. In contrast, like Christ, MacDonald brings before us a child. Although at first sight a familiar Romantic incarnation, in MacDonald's theology "the child" becomes an unlikely icon challenging the vampire's kingdom-a challenge reaching beyond the confines of Evangelicalism, confronting the foundations of much of Western theology. This meticulously-researched study exploring MacDonald's work- especially his "realist" and fantasy novels- in the light of its Victorian context is of more than historical interest. His incisive critique of church and empire have particular relevance today in light of the growing and troubling alliance between fundamentalist expressions of church and intolerant, right-wing politics. This volume considers MacDonald's radical solution to religious vampirism; becoming children.


2020-09-08

The Bible Code

By O. S. Hawkins
  • Full Title : The Bible Code
  • Author : O. S. Hawkins
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN Code : 1400217857
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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You'll understand Jesus' presence in the Old Testament in a new way as you journey with Pastor O. S. Hawkins through every book of the Bible. We often assume Jesus is only in the New Testament. We even think of Him differently than "the God of the Old Testament." Yet Christ appears in every book of the Bible, sometimes in words, sometimes in shadow, sometimes in prophecy. As Jesus revealed to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, He can be found "in all the Scriptures" (Luke 24:27). And as we learn to find Jesus in every verse, we realize His constant presence in our lives as well. In The Bible Code, bestselling author of The Joshua Code, O. S. Hawkins, takes us from Genesis to Revelation as he illuminates Scripture through the light of Christ. Because all of the Bible, and all of life for that matter, is about Jesus. In Exodus, He is the Passover Lamb. In Deuteronomy, He is the Bread of Life. In Song of Solomon, He is our Bridegroom. How does our understanding of God as provider grow through understanding Abraham's willingness to sacrifice Isaac? What does Rahab's scarlet cord in the book of Joshua have to do with Jesus' sacrifice on the cross? How does Jesus' reference to Himself as the Good Shepherd relate to the Psalms, and what does that teach us about God's character? As we seek Jesus in the whole Bible, we find life. Not just eternal life in the then and there, but abundant life in the here and now. Join O. S. Hawkins in this beautiful exploration into the depths of Scripture. As you see Jesus' redemptive story from Creation to eternity, you will draw closer to the God who has loved you from the beginning.