How would you explain your life to a stranger? When strangers meet today, they often ask not, "What do you do?" but, "What is your story?" Everybody on the planet believes some larger story in order to make sense of the smaller story of his or her life. We want our lives to fit within a larger plot—a plot full of history, forward movement, and future. So, the better question to ask is, "What sort of story are you in?" Most people believe false stories that leave them disillusioned, enslaved, and hopeless. Secular stories of chasing success and religious stories of doing good works leave us feeling exhausted and empty. Only Christianity offers a story that's big enough to make sense of both the beauty and brokenness in our lives and in our world.
Richard Ashley is a journalist who cares about the truth, and he's about to break the greatest story of his career. Italy's ruling clique is rotten to the core. A scandal centred around Vittorio, Duke of Orgagna, points to a web of corruption and deceit emanating from his estate in the south. But Ashley finds that the truth is not all it seems when he falls in love with Orgagna's wife. Everything is more complicated, more passionate, than before-and tainted by death. Suddenly Ashley's greatest story threatens to be his last. 'A gripping tale . . . tense climax.' Evening Standard 'Exciting and disconcerting.' The Glasgow Herald 'Mr West lights his work with the sharp, hard sunlight of Italy . . . his characterisations are superb.' Los Angeles Times
With the nation’s most respected broadcaster now exposed for cheating, The Big Story comes as a timely and highly topical satire on the television industry, where the words 'truth' and 'reality' can have quite different meanings. Written by an insider, it’s scurrilous, witty…and accurate (honest!)
We are part of an epic story. From Adam and Eve as they walked with God, to the charged anticipation of the Israelites as they prepared to enter the promised land; from the life, death and resurrection of Jesus to the birth of the Church and beyond, God's plan for his people remains constant. 'Life in the big Story' is a call to find our place in God's story. It is a call to hear his heartbeat and let it change our own. Without knowing him, without seeing his heart as it beats on every page from Genesis to Revelation, we will never understand what we are called to be. But when we do, we will catch a glimpse of something bigger than the lives we settle for. We will be drawn to delve deeper into God's Word, discovering for ourselves the joy of knowing the God who calls us his own. As the people of a Holy Lord, we will be challenged to live lives worthy of his name.
The big story is the story that sits behind all our other stories. It is the story that provides the stable context for our lives. The author describes, in first-person perspective, what it means when the big story falls apart. He grew up in the 1960s, so there were plenty of socially based reasons for feeling that all the certainties were crumbling. And there were personal reasons too. An inability to even choose a career. Part 1 is The Disintegration. It finds the author leaving the city. Fleeing. But he finds a place to settle, in a valley that has walls of refuge., a place of retreat. It is good enough. He is telling this story as it happened, that memory returns to him after so long. He...
THE BIG STORY BIBLE was written to help parents begin a journey of instilling a love for God’s Word in their children. It is a prayerful, careful undertaking to captivate children’s interest in God’s Word. THE BIG STORY BIBLE consists of 32 stories from the Old Testament and 25 stories from the New Testament, including favorites such as: The First Family; David Fights Goliath; Baby Jesus Is Born!; and Jesus Walks on Water. THE BIG STORY BIBLE is presented in a connected and panoramic way that helps children see the “big picture” of God revealing Himself through individuals, families and nations.
"The Bible is packed full of amazing accounts of adventure, excitement, and redemption. A beautiful garden, a great flood, dusty travels through a dry desert, a land flowing with milk and honey, good and bad kings, and a holy baby who came to be the Redeemer. In this fast-paced book, you'll journey from Genesis to Revelation, seeing the many ways God has shown us His love and redemption throughout history!--Cover back.
Friends and imagination save the day Goose's friends love the stories he makes up when they're playing. Except one thing - Goose is always the hero. And when they ask to take turns leading the fun, Goose doesn't agree. While they argue about it, no one notices the hungry wolf sneaking up on them until he shouts, "Hello, Lunch!" This real-life danger shows Goose how silly he's been and that his friends make terrific heroes! Always a surefire hit on laps or at storytime, Keiko Kasza's latest shows how imagination can come in handy in an unexpected way.
From top CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien comes a highly personal look at her biggest reporting moments from Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami in Southeast Asia, the devastating Haiti earthquake, and to the historic 2008 U.S. elections and high profile interviews with everyday Americans. Drawing on her own unique background as well as her experiences at the front lines of the most provocative issues in today's society, and from her work on the acclaimed documentaries Black in America and Latino in America, O'Brien offers her candid, clear-eyed take on where we are as a country and where we're going. What emerges is both an inspiring message of hope and a glimpse into the heart and soul of one of America's most straight-talking reporters.