A Hope Divided

A READING GROUP GUIDE A HOPE DIVIDED Alyssa Cole ABOUT THIS GUIDE The suggested questions are included to enhance your group's reading of Alyssa Cole's A Hope Divided. Discussion Questions 1. Marlie is living with her father's side.

Author: Alyssa Cole

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9781496707475

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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“Her prose is flawless. Her historical research is absorbing, and her characters are achingly human. This book is fantastic.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) A Library Journal Editors’ Pick Buzzfeed’s The Ultimate Buzzfeed Books Gift Guide Bookish “Autumn 2017’s Most Swoon-Worthy Romance Books” List For all of the War Between the States, Marlie Lynch has helped the cause in peace: with coded letters about anti-Rebel uprisings in her Carolina woods, tisanes and poultices for Union prisoners, and silent aid to fleeing slave and Freeman alike. Her formerly enslaved mother’s traditions and the name of a white father she never knew have protected her—until the vicious Confederate Home Guard claims Marlie’s home for their new base of operations. Unbeknownst to those under her roof, escaped prisoner Ewan McCall is sheltering in her laboratory. Seemingly a quiet philosopher, Ewan has his own history with the cruel captain of the Home Guard, and a thoughtful but unbending strength Marlie finds irresistible. When the revelation of a stunning family secret places Marlie’s freedom on the line, she and Ewan have to run for their lives into the hostile Carolina night. Following the path of the Underground Railroad, they find themselves caught up in a vicious battle that could dash their hopes of love—and freedom—before they ever cross state lines. “The intriguing romance you can’t miss.” —PopSugar “Successfully navigating the challenges of writing an interracial romance set during the Civil War is difficult enough to do once, but to pull it off twice is truly impressive. And yet Cole has managed to do just that with her second book in the series.” —S

The Great Divide and the Salvation Paradox

324 Balthasar reached the same non-answer in Dare We Hope “That All Men Be Saved”? as the question mark in his title forewarns. He disagrees with both universalism and exclusivism because Jesus expresses both, and, so, he argued that ...

Author: David P. Griffith

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666731736

Category: Religion

Page: 350

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The church in its first centuries split on whether Christ saved everyone or a few, Universalism versus Exclusivism. In the sixth century, the church settled the issue seemingly and held that Universalism was heresy. This book reviews this history as well as what provoked it—Scripture, on its face, gives two contradictory accounts of salvation’s extent: everyone is ultimately saved and everyone is not. In contrast to both Exclusivism and Universalism, the book takes Scripture’s two accounts of salvation’s extent as true—that is, as a paradox. This is the approach the church has taken with other scriptural paradoxes. Saying one God is three, or one Son is both God and man, appeared to be contradictory too, but, to embrace Scripture entirely, these were seen as paradoxical. The Trinity modeled how one can be three, and the hypostatic union modeled how one can be two. For the paradox of salvation’s extent, the answer lies in the individual’s divisibility in the afterlife, one can be two. That is, in ultimate salvation, each individual can be both saved and unsaved.

Divided When the Head and Heart Don t Agree

Divided invites us to look at our own disconnecinvites us to look at our own disconnection and then offers us the hope of becoming reconnected, undivided. tion and then offers us the hope of becoming reconnected, undivided.

Author: Bill Delvaux

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780529121288

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The longest distance in the universe is between the head and heart. For Christ-followers, it is the chasm between what we say we believe in our minds and what we truly believe in our hearts: a split between our statements about God and our experience of Him. This divide is everywhere around us, causing untold devastation. It is found in the double lives of believers and in the hypocrisy of church leaders, but mainly we see it in ourselves. It is the default position of every human heart. In Divided: When the Head and Heart DonÆt Agree, Bill Delvaux exposes this divide and offers strategies to tackle it. The actual journey to cross the divide is sketched out, an epic journey that will take us into our deepest fear and shame and on into the wonder of GodÆs presence. For becoming undivided is not just another task. ItÆs the pathway into the very heart of the Father. Features include: Strategies for closing the divide between head and heart Specific prayers for each stage of the spiritual journey Thought-provoking questions for spiritual conversation or reflection

Roderick Hudson

it seemed to ask, with a long reverberation; and he could give no answer but a shy affirmation that there was no such thing as afterwards, and a hope, divided against itself, that his actual way of life would last forever.

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781291515985

Category: Fiction


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Originally serialised in the Atlantic Monthly during 1875 and published in book form later in the same year, Roderick Hudson was James' first novel notwithstanding the earlier Watch and Ward, which the author preferred to disregard. Strong with autobiographical elements, the plot concerns travails and travels of the eponymous character, a talented sculptor, and his relationship with Rowland Mallet. Recognising Hudson's talent as an artist, Mallet resolves to fund a move to Europe. On the same day he falls in love with Mary Garland, a house guest to the Hudsons. Unable to declare his love, he leaves for Europe with Hudson only to discover that before he left the artist had proposed to Garland and she had accepted. With such a tension between the two characters, James fashions a plot to take advantage of it.

Roderick Hudson by Henry James Delphi Classics Illustrated

it seemed to ask, with a long reverberation; and he could give no answer but a shy affirmation that there was no such thing as afterwards, and a hope, divided against itself, that his actual way of life would last forever.

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781786569608

Category: Fiction

Page: 237

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Roderick Hudson’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Henry James’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of James includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Roderick Hudson’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to James’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Challenging the Representation of Ethnically Divided Cities

Indefinite transition towards an obscure endpoint According to a majority of the interviewees, transition is one of the 'coffee table topics' among the people living in BiH – for some hope and for others an indefinite process that is ...

Author: Giulia Carabelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000387940

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

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The book Challenging the Representation of Ethnically Divided Cities: Perspectives from Mostar questions the existing overrepresentation of Mostar as an ethnically ‘divided city’. While acknowledging the existence of internal borders, the chapters in this book assert that they are not solid nor fixed and, by exploring how they become material or immaterial, the book offers a deeper understanding of the city’s complex dynamics. Accordingly, the chapters in this book are attentive to how ethnic divides materialise or lose importance because of socio-political contingencies. Events, groups and spaces that promote reconciliation from the bottom-up are examined, not necessarily to assess their success and failures but rather to look at how they create networks, gain trust and form platforms that generate novel understandings of ethnic loyalties and party memberships. Further, and drawing both on the empirical data and theoretical reflections, this volume contributes to broader debates about ‘divided cities’ by suggesting the need to engage with these cities in their complexities rather than reducing them to their ethno-national divisions. The book engages with socio-political and economic complexities in order to shed light on how ethnic conflicts and resulting spatial partitioning are often just the surface of much more complex dynamics that are far less easy to disentangle and represent. The chapters in this book were originally published in Space and Polity.

A Kingdom Divided Cannot Stand

The belief that others are incorrect can divide more than their faith. Although they are both Christian, ... Satan will attempt to divide a church in the hope that just one or two members will be hurt by it and fall by the wayside.

Author: Will Zimmer

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449736477

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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A Kingdom Divided Cannot Stand explains the importance of Christians breaking through traditions and uniting as the body of Christ. It does not matter which church a Christian chooses to attend, because ultimately they are all members of the body of Christ (Christ's church). Manmade traditions can and will hinder the promises of God in a person’s life. As the end of the age quickly approaches, it is becoming more important for Christ’s church to unite. Find out how current events line up with biblical prophecy and how close we are to the end of the age. A Kingdom Divided Cannot Stand will answer common questions such as: What will happen next? Why did Christ allude to the days of Lot and Noah when describing the end of the age? Is the Old Law still in effect today? Are Christians accountable to the Old Law or the New Law? What did Christ do when He fulfilled the Old Law? A Kingdom Divided Cannot Stand also includes a “medically updated” version of the body of Christ.

A House Divided

... in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. ... We are one people through the Spirit, who bears us up and calls us forward in the hope of new creation and ...

Author: Isaac Arten

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498224482

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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It is hardly noteworthy in contemporary discourse when the phrase, "We'll just have to agree to disagree" actually means, "We plan never to speak to each other again." For members of Episcopal and other Anglican churches, however, the Anglican tradition's identity as a via media demands forthright engagement with difficult topics by Christians committed to remaining in prayerful relationship with each other. In the spring of 2013, Duke Divinity School's Anglican Episcopal House of Studies began a series of "fierce conversations" designed to expose seminary students to the profound and painful reality of ecclesial divisions in North American Anglicanism (revolving around issues of human sexuality, scriptural authority and interpretive practices, and church leadership) while cultivating skills for leading congregations to worship, pray, and serve in ways that contribute over time to the full, visible reconciliation of Episcopalians and other Anglicans in North America. This book presents this year of conversations as a way of inviting congregations to take up the challenge and joy of "fierce conversations" in their own common life.

Beyond a World Divided

In the third part of the book, "The Hope,” six scientists speak out on his behalf, and anxiety from the side of religion is calmed. The theory of evolution is explained not as an enemy of faith but as the source of religious experience.

Author: Erika Erdmann

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595160372

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 232

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Thinkers as diverse as C.P. Snow, J. Bronowski, and Carl Sagan have described the rift between the “two cultures” of science and the humanities as the greatest barrier to solving the many problems threatening today’s world. During the last two decades of his life, Nobel laureate Roger W. Sperry – best known for his pioneering split-brain studies that highlighted the differing aptitudes of the two hemispheres of the human brain – turned his energies to this dilemma. Sperry’s ideas about consciousness challenged the behaviorist orthodoxy that prevailed in psychology in the 1950s and ’60s, and provided a way of understanding the relationship between brain and mind that not only more accurately reflected reality, but also promised a reconciliation between the conflicting claims of hard-edged objective fact and the realm of human emotion and subjective experience. Beyond A World Divided chronicles the neuroscientist’s groundbreaking research, his efforts to refine and win acceptance for his ideas, and his struggle to advance his work despite the onslaught of the degenerative nerve disease that eventually killed him. The book concludes by surveying the debate in the psychological and philosophical communities about the impact of Sperry’s ideas – a debate which still continues.

Letters Across the Divide

It is not their right, it is just a hope that human kindness exists in some measure. This is why we give them first choice at parking spaces. This is why we install special stalls in bathrooms. Unfortunately human kindness doesn't exist ...

Author: David Anderson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781585584970

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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A black minister and a white businessman candidly discuss the obstacles, stereotypes, and sins that inhibit interracial reconciliation. Provocative and honest.