The more he struggled, the more he felt himself dragged deeper into the swampy Cave. The shackles on his left foot scorched his skin. Intense pain shot through his spine to his heart. He was doomed. The moment he ventured into the forbidden, his fate was sealed. The roar of Haddon, the dragon-like spirit being that enforces retribution shook the surrounding caves. Horrible screams can be heard from further within the cave. Luciano Servius willed himself not to make a sound. Would that be his fate in the next hour or not? No. He has to survived. He must live. He has to save the next generation of Luca. But first he must find out if Persis, Flavia and Maximus still lives. He prayed they are alive. Because of him, his entire family has been offered to Haddon to purge the land of evil as prophesied by that lunatic Priestess, Liviana. Still nothing gets purged. The bloodbath continues, the demands for sacrifices threatening their very existence. The elders of Luca made a blood pact with Liviana some years ago. The curse of Haddon was unleashed on the land, and gory deaths have increased. Now, he must break it to preserve their lives and future.
John Hurd boards the ship, Griffin, in 1634 with his boss and mentor, William Hutchinson to the New England Colonies. He is 22 years old, single and had 4 more years of serving until he was free. He has no financial ties and decides to come with William to start a new life, find a girl to marry, start his own tailor shop, and live without religious persecution. He experiences a lot to get these goals and meets his match! Join them as they bravely embark on the journey of a lifetime.
John Hurd boards the ship, Griffin, in 1634 with his boss and mentor, William Hutchinson to the New England Colonies. He is 22 years old, single and had 4 more years of serving until he was free. He has no financial ties and decides to come with William to start a new life, find a girl to marry, start his own tailor shop, and live without religious persecution. He meets the girl of his dreams on the ship a nurse named Mary. They promise to see each other again when their service contracts are over. They do just that. They court, marry, become inhabitants. He becomes a freeman, and a member of the church. They have children, deal with deaths, stresses, and difficulties, but one thing remains is their sweet love, devotion and faith in a faithful God. Follow them as they bravely embark of the journey of a lifetime. One that changes their lives forever. This book also covers their children and marriages, the births of their grandchildren, connection, customers, neighbors and their last days on earth. All information comes from factual documents, maps, records, church records, articles about the time period, and three books. The love stories and conversations are fictional, but dates of events are real. Some adult content in this book. Sexual content is not explicit or smut, and between married couples.
She was forced to leave her home, her husband and her love. She was forced to become a servant of the gods, because her womb had refused to stop giving birth to twin babies. But now, the very thing that drove her from her home, has become the very thing that is putting a smile on her face. The Battle line has been drawn, she must save every twin baby or guilt will drive her into insanity.
Juliette was born into a family, who, after her preschool age, went to church. She has little twin siblings, both boys, as well as an older sister. She goes to a public school where most of her friends are Atheist and she feels alone in her religion. But because of the sacrifices of several people, she might be able to change that.
“Just for you, I don’t mind being a sinner...” In small Korean conservative christian town, homosexuality isn’t an open topic that you can just talk about. It’s frowned upon by all the adults who have the same old mindset. It’s Adam and Eve, they say. However the priest’s eldest daughter, Hyejin begins to speculate why being lesbian or gay is shunned in her hometown, when she befriends a certain someome.
Nathaniel Chance Villarta . . . . A 30- year old bachelor and chairman of a famous ship line company in Washington. Eight years ago, he settles there for good, together with his true love Juliana and his brother Ryan, leaving all the bad memories in the Philippines. . . . . . . A story of dreaming, and flying, of choosing between family and love, a story of heartaches, letting go, acceptance and faith, where love deserve a second chance.
She is the one I've been waiting for my whole life, and I'm going to save her from this nightmare..... All of her dreams will soon come true.... I'll be her night in shining armor whether she likes it, or not... I won't watch her suffer like this anymore.... She will soon realize what I can offer her..... I'm getting restless waiting for her.... I'm coming for you Charlotte even if it kills me....
After her parents died in a mysterious car explosion, Heaven was left all alone - abandoned. She stayed with her drunkard uncle who maltreated her day by day. One night, she woke up and sensed someone laid beside her touching her body only to find out that her uncle, drunk as he always is, is trying to molest her as she sleeps. She fought hard against his wishes, mustered up her remaining strength, and ran away. She ran mindlessly in the dark alley of a cold rainy night as she questions herself and God why she had to go through these adversities she experienced. As she crosses the street unknowingly, she got involved in a car collision. As she felt her body weaken and her eyes blurry, she whispered what she thought to be her final prayer… “I just wish all the pain will go away.” Will it be her last wish? Will heaven hear her wish?
May galit tayo sa pumatay na may sala. May awa naman sa pinatay at nawala. Pero papano kung iisang tao lang sila? Isang tanong lang ang nasa isip ni Kuya habang nakaharap sa labi ng kapatid na si Ace. Nangako sya kay Pastor na aalagaan si Ace para maging mabuting tao at magkaron ng maginhawang buhay pero base sa nangyari, mukang imposible na ngang mangyari lahat ng yun. Ang tanging pag-asang meron sya ay kung maging maayos ang kapatid niya sa kabilang buhay base sa paniniwala nila bilang Kristyano. Pero papano mangyayari yun sa kabila ng nakasanayang paniniwala sa ganitong uri ng kamatayan? Nasabi na ba talaga sa bibliya ang kahihinatnan ng mga taong katulad ni Ace? Matatanggap ba ng mga tao kung ano mang katotohanan ang nakatago sa mga ganitong sitwasyon? Puno ng tanong at pagdududa, kailangang alamin ni Kuya ang katotohanan ng Bibliya pagdating sa ganitong paniniwala. Gamit ang lahat ng natutunan, karanasan at alaala, kailangang masiguro ni Kuya na nasa maayos na kalagayan ang kaluluwa ni Ace. Kailangang niyang lumaban para sa pilosopiya at tradisyong nakasanayan na nating lahat. Pero kaya niya nga ba 'tong harapin habang may sariling dinadala sa puso niya? At kung sa huling malaman niya ang totoo, anong gagawin niya sa katotohanang malalaman niya? Sa palibot ng alaala at katotohanan, nakatago ang dilim at mga bagay na dapat sanang hindi na niya gugustuhing malaman. Higit sa katotohanan ng pagkawala ni Ace, madami pa syang dapat malaman.
Just your average ex-lukewarm Christian hoping to bring people closer to God and improve our relationships with Him by sharing my opinions and some notes on the Bible. Non-believers are welcome to find God and what his purpose is in their lives. I'll try my best to convince you that God is real and He loves you and would love a relationship with you regardless of what you believed.
Hale Reyes is your typical Pastor's Kid. He is known for being good, obedient and a paragon of christian culture. At the young age of 20 years old he is already in his second year of seminary and has a good christian girl waiting for him at home. Everything is going according to plan until he begins to think about marriage. Every night when he goes to be he dreams of the same girl, and she's not the one waiting for him at home. Who is she? Even Hale doesn't know, but he is willing to do anything to forget her and move on, until she shows up in the real world, and she's anything but christian. A Modern take on the the Biblical book of Hosea, The Great Betrothal takes a look at love, marriage and Church culture according to the scriptures. "And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the Lord." Hosea 2:19-20
Betryle Claire Harte and Adriel Charles Santle met in a tragic way in Afghanistan. Their relationship starts to unfold. That time Adriel was a rebel one, he keeps on denying his faith but because he still care for people, he made Betryle feel that she's not alone and he prayed for her. His prayer was very unexpected. He realized that time on the other side of the door that how come he prayed for someone that way when he knows he's the rebel one - the lost soul. Betryle received a complete healing of her brain tumor in exhanged of her memories. She doesn't know how to fit in, she doesn't know how to live, she has this endless why's, what's and how's in her mind. The questions keeps running into her head. She has this sleepless night due to her bad dreams. After a tragic event unfold, love lost its way. Will love find its way back? Or it's too late?