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Authors VariousNew American Bible – Revised Edition
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub

We are proud to release an electronic edition of the New American Bible: Revised Edition (NABRE), which features an excellent formatting true to the paper edition and multiple navigation aids, which allow opening any verse in the (More) Bible in seconds (as explained in detail in the book itself; this feature is not supported by Kindle Fire). Note however that Kindle Fire does not support some of the navigation aids. All material, including footnotes, is preserved and crossreferenced within the text. This is the one electronic Bible that every believer must have because it is more convenient and faster to use than the paper edition.
The NABRE accomplishes three major goals in Biblical scholarship: First, a more accurate translation aided by modern archeological and historical discoveries; second, a more consistent rendering of the Greek and Hebrew to more closely express the meaning of the original text; and third, revisions in the NABRE reflect changes in modern English usage of particular words.
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NEW TESTAMENT
Nihil Obstat: Stephen J. Hartdegen, O.F.M., L.S.S. Censor Deputatus
Imprimatur: +James A. Hickey, S.T.D., J.C.D. Archbishop of Washington, August 27, 1986
OLD TESTAMENT
Rescript
In accord with canon 825 §1 of the Code of Canon Law, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops approved for publication The New American Bible, Revised Old Testament, a translation of the Sacred Scriptures authorized by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc.
The translation was approved by the Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in November 2008 and September 2010. It is permitted by the undersigned for private use and study.
Given in the city of Washington, the District of Columbia, on the Feast of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church, the 30th day of September, in the year of our Lord 2010.
Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, President, USCCB

Sepetys, RutaSalt to the Sea
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub

Salt to the Sea is a 2016 historical fiction young adult novel by Ruta Sepetys. It tells the story of four individuals in World War II who make their way to the ill-fated MV Wilhelm Gustloff. The story also touches on the (More) disappearance of The Amber Room, a work of art stolen by the Nazis that has never been recovered.
Sepetys wanted to write about an element of World War II that had been forgotten. She writes in her Author’s Note for the novel that even though the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff is the deadliest maritime disaster in history, “remarkably, most people have never heard of it.” She continues writing: “Every nation has hidden history, countless stories preserved only by those who experienced them. Stories of war are often read and discussed worldwide by readers whose nations stood on opposite sides during battle. History divided us, but through reading we can be united in story, study, and remembrance. Books join us together as a global reading community, but more important, a global human community striving to learn from the past.”

Pereda, José María dePeñas arriba
Language: Spanish, Novel – Format: iSilo

Mutch, BarbaraLa hija de la criada
Language: Spanish, Novel – Format: ePub

La difícil elección entre el amor y el sentido del deber, entre la amistad y las convenciones sociales en las áridas llanuras de Suráfrica.
Corre el año de 1919. Cathleen se traslada a Suráfrica, al duro y desértico Karoo, para (More) casarse con su prometido al que no ha visto en cinco años. Pero el matrimonio no va a resultar como había soñado. Aislada en un entorno inhóspito, Cathleen encuentra consuelo en escribir su diario y en criar a sus dos hijos, Philip y Rose. También a Ada, la hija de su criada, a la que enseña a leer y a tocar el piano, a amar a Chopin.
Todo se verá alterado cuando Ada descubre que está embarazada, que espera un hijo mestizo en un país que no admite las relaciones entre blancos y negros. Ada se escapa al sentir que ha traicionado a Cathleen. Despreciada y marginada por ambas comunidades, tiene que luchar por su supervivencia y la de su hija. La música, y Cathleen, serán sus refugios.
“La hija de la criada” es una deliciosa y emotiva novela, cargada de sentimientos, que retrata con hondo detalle el drama y la desolación de dos mujeres de inquebrantable valor cuya profunda amistad les lleva a superar las inhumanas convenciones sociales de una época y los peligrosos límites de la segregación. Una historia que nos enseña que más allá de la crueldad humana perdura el amor y la esperanza.

Hahn, ScottOrdinary Work, Extraordinary Grace
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub

A deeply personal introduction to the biblical theology and spirituality of Opus Dei by the bestselling Catholic author Scott Hahn.
To conspiracy theorists, Opus Dei is a highly secretive and powerful international organization. (More) To its members, however, Opus Dei is a spiritual path, a way of incorporating the teachings of Jesus into everyday life. In Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace, Scott Hahn, a member of Opus Dei, describes the organization’s founding, its mission, and its profound influence on his life.
Hahn recounts the invaluable part Opus Dei played in his conversion from Evangelical Christianity to Catholicism and explains why its teachings remain at the center of his life. Through stories about his job, his marriage, his role as a parent, and his community activities, Hahn shows how Opus Dei’s spirituality enriches the meaning of daily tasks and transforms ordinary relationships. He offers inspiring insights for reconciling spiritual and material goals, discussing topics ranging from ambition, workaholism, friendship, and sex, to the place of prayer and sacrifice in Christianity today.
Engaging and enlightening, Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace is at once a moving personal story and an inspiring work of contemporary spirituality.

Suárez Fernández, LuisCarlos V. El Emperador que reinó en España y América
Language: Spanish, History & Biography – Format: ePub

Una biografía fundamental para entender el peso histórico y la personalidad de uno de los grandes monarcas de la Historia, no ya de España, sino de Europa.
Nacido, criado y educado en Flandes, Carlos V se convertiría a los quince (More) años de edad en el primer rey de Castilla, Aragón y Navarra. He ahí una de las muchas contradicciones que envuelven a la figura de uno de los monarcas más relevantes de la historia de España y Europa. Hijo de Juana I de Castilla, a la que tendría décadas encerrada en Tordesillas, y nieto de Maximiliano de Habsburgo, de quien heredaría el título de Emperador del Sacro Imperio Romano Germánico, luchó incansablemente por dotar de cohesión los vastos territorios de su dominio, librándolos de los principios feudales de la Edad Media, y buscando que imperara en ellos una unidad religiosa, lo que le enfrentó a franceses, otomanos y luteranos.Un rey, un emperador, cuyo recuerdo viene condicionado por la imagen que nos sobrevive, la del semblante melancólico y la mirada triste que domina las obras de Tiziano. Luis Suárez,miembro de la Academia de la Historia y Premio Nacional de Historia, nos acerca a la historia de un hombre complejo, valeroso y pertinaz, cuyo reinado condujo a España, Europa y gran parte de América hacia la Edad Moderna.

Blyton, EnidThe Famous Five Collection 1
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton’s most popular series.
Five On A Treasure Island
A shipwreck off Kirrin Island! But where is the treasure? The Famous Five (More) are searching for clues – but they’re not alone … Someone else has joined the treasure hunt.
Five Go Adventuring Again
A thief at Kirrin Cottage! Who can it be? The Famous Five think they know – but they need proof! Then they find an old map and an unusual hiding place…
Five Run Away Together
Who’s been on George’s Island? And what is locked in the mysterious trunk hidden on Kirrin Island? The Famous Five think they’re on the trail of smugglers – until they hear a child scream…
This 70th anniversary edition features the Classic editions of the first three Famous Five adventures in one volume and contains the original cover art and inside drawings by Eileen Soper.

Brontë, CharlotteJane Eyre
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub, iSilo

Jane Eyre is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published on 16 October 1847 by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England.
The novel Jane Eyre is a first-person narrative of the title character. The novel is set (More) somewhere in the north of England, and goes through five distinct stages: Jane’s childhood at Gateshead Hall, where she is emotionally and physically abused by her aunt and cousins; her education at Lowood School, where she acquires friends and role models but also suffers privations and oppression; her time as the governess of Thornfield Hall, where she falls in love with her Byronic employer, Edward Rochester; her time with the Rivers family, during which her earnest but cold clergyman cousin, St John Rivers, proposes to her; and the finale with her reunion with, and marriage to, her beloved Rochester.

Chang, JungMao. La historia desconocida
Language: Spanish, History & Biography – Format: ePub

’Cisnes salvajes’, de Jung Chang, fue un extraordinario éxito editorial, con diez millones de ejemplares vendidos, y se convirtió en el libro sobre China más leído en todo el mundo. Ahora, Chang y el historiador Jon Halliday, su (More) marido, han escrito una biografía de Mao realmente sobrecogedora.
Basada en diez años de investigaciones y en las entrevistas realizadas a muchas de las figuras que se movieron en los círculos más cercanos a Mao -y que hasta ahora no habían hablado- y con casi todo aquel que, fuera de China, mantuvo alguna relación significativa con el líder chino, ésta es la biografía de Mao más seria y autorizada que se ha escrito. Está repleta de revelaciones sorprendentes, hace añicos el mito de la Larga Marcha y nos presenta a un Mao totalmente desconocido: no le impulsaban la ideología ni el idealismo; su íntima e intrincada relación con Stalin se remonta a los años veinte y fue decisiva para alzarle al poder; saludó con buenos ojos la ocupación japonesa de buena parte de China; y labró su camino por medio de conjuras, chantajes y envenenamientos. Después de conquistar China, a partir de 1949 tuvo el secreto objetivo de dominar el mundo. En la persecución de esta fantasía causó la muerte de 38 millones de personas en la mayor hambruna de la historia. En conjunto, bajo el gobierno de Mao perecieron, en tiempos de paz, más de 70 millones de seres humanos.
Combinando una meticulosa investigación histórica con las extraordinarias facultades literarias que la autora ya demostró en ‘Cisnes salvajes’, esta biografía nos traslada a la vertiginosa vida de Mao, a las intrigas y las luchas intestinas en que se embarcó para imponer sus impopulares decisiones. La autora nos lleva a las sombrías estancias de su corte y nos deja observar el drama hasta en los rincones más recónditos. La personalidad de Mao y su relación con sus esposas, hijos y amantes salen a la luz por primera vez.
Un libro sobre Mao absolutamente rompedor por su contenido y enfoque, que asombrará tanto al lector general como al historiador.

Collins, SuzanneThe Hunger Games
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub

The Hunger Games is a 2008 science fiction novel by the American writer Suzanne Collins. It is written in the voice of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in the dystopian, post-apocalyptic nation of Panem in North America. (More) The Capitol, a highly advanced metropolis, exercises political control over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games is an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12–18 from each of the twelve districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle to the death.

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