πŸ“’ Author : Jonny Zucker
πŸ“’ Publisher : Darby Creek
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-11-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 144
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781467714662
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Juvenile Fiction

SYNOPSIS : Max Flash, explosive escapologist and master magician, is back for his fourth death-defying mission. The Department for Extraordinary Activity tells Max that the Sorcerer's Venom, an ancient Egyptian papyrus, has been stolen. Legend has it that the papyrus holds the power to raise the dead, so Max must prepare himself for a gruesome battle. Can Max defeat the mummies and save the world from grave danger?

πŸ“’ Author : Brian Stableford
πŸ“’ Publisher : Hachette UK
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-05-31
πŸ“’ Pages : 320
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781473219465
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : The fourth landing of the Daedalus Mission confronts Alex and his companions with a colonial culture seemingly modeled on a classic Utopian dream, but all of its inhabitants are infected with a mysterious alien parasite, and they no longer seem entirely human. Are they being controlled by the parasite, or has the parasite merely enabled them to transform themselves? Can the visitors from Earth avoid infection themselves, and what will the consequences be if they cannot? For once, the risks of the contact seem potentially far greater than any possible reward - but that still leaves the visitors with the necessity of passing judgment and deciding what to do, in an exceedingly awkward situation.

πŸ“’ Author : Ph.W. Pitcher
πŸ“’ Publisher : Π ΠΈΠΏΠΎΠ» Классик
πŸ“’ Release Date :
πŸ“’ Pages :
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9785871498194
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : Fifty years in Amoy or, a history of the Amoy Mission, China. Founded February 24, 1842. Under the Patronage of the Amerlican Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions from 1842-1857. Transferred to the government of the Board of Forelgn Mission of the Reformed (Duteh) Chureh in America in June, 1857.

πŸ“’ Author : Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor
πŸ“’ Publisher : Moody Publishers
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-06-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 272
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1575673436
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : A spiritual biography of the "father of modern missions," Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret poses the question: What empowered Hudson Taylor's ministry in China? The answer: a fierce faith that believed God truly would fulfill the promises in His Word. Written by the missionary statesman's son and daughter-in-law, this book is intended for Christians who "need and long for just the inward joy and power that Hudson Taylor found." Hudson Taylor's secret, it turns out, is available to any who call on Christ's name. "An easy, non-self-denying life will never be one of power," Taylor said. "Fruit-bearing involves cross-bearing. There are not two Christs--an easygoing one for easygoing Christians, and a suffering, toiling one for exceptional believers. There is only one Christ. Are you willing to abide in Him, and thus to bear much fruit?"

πŸ“’ Author : Jiwu Wang
πŸ“’ Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-02-25
πŸ“’ Pages : 204
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781554588152
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : A history of Chinese immigrants encounter with Canadian Protestant missionaries, β€œHis Dominion” and the β€œYellow Peril”: Protestant Missions to Chinese Immigrants in Canada, 1859-1967, analyzes the evangelizing activities of missionaries and the role of religion in helping Chinese immigrants affirm their ethnic identity in a climate of cultural conflict. Jiwu Wang argues that, by working toward a vision of Canada that espoused Anglo-Saxon Protestant values, missionaries inevitably reinforced popular cultural stereotypes about the Chinese and widened the gap between Chinese and Canadian communities. Those immigrants who did embrace the Christian faith felt isolated from their community and their old way of life, but they were still not accepted by mainstream society. Although the missionaries’ goal was to assimilate the Chinese into Anglo-Saxon Protestant culture, it was Chinese religion and cultural values that helped the immigrants maintain their identity and served to protect them from the intrusion of the Protestant missions. Wang documents the methods used by the missionaries and the responses from the Chinese community, noting the shift in approach that took place in the 1920s, when the clergy began to preach respect for Chinese ways and sought to welcome them into Protestant-Canadian life. Although in the early days of the missions, Chinese Canadians rejected the evangelizing to take what education they could from the missionaries, as time went on and prejudice lessened, they embraced the Christian faith as a way to gain acceptance as Canadians.

πŸ“’ Author : Chris Ryan
πŸ“’ Publisher : Hachette UK
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-01-30
πŸ“’ Pages : 100
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781444729498
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : Faster, Grittier, Darker, Deadlier... Part four of the second Chris Ryan Extreme series. Bundled together as the full book, Chris Ryan Extreme: Night Strike. Jinchun, China. A city teeming with industry and paranoia. A deadly weapon fallen into the wrong hands. And a terrorist mastermind who will stop at nothing until the West is on its knees. John Bald is faced with a mission tougher than anything he ever encountered in the SAS. In the country of a billion people, Bald is a lone warrior. The odds are stacked against him. So are the bullets. And that's just the way he likes it.

πŸ“’ Author : Vanessa H. May
πŸ“’ Publisher : UNC Press Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-06-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 264
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780807877906
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : Through an analysis of women's reform, domestic worker activism, and cultural values attached to public and private space, Vanessa May explains how and why domestic workers, the largest category of working women before 1940, were excluded from labor protections that formed the foundation of the welfare state. Looking at the debate over domestic service from both sides of the class divide, Unprotected Labor assesses middle-class women's reform programs as well as household workers' efforts to determine their own working conditions. May argues that working-class women sought to define the middle-class home as a workplace even as employers and reformers regarded the home as private space. The result was that labor reformers left domestic workers out of labor protections that covered other women workers in New York between the late nineteenth century and the New Deal. By recovering the history of domestic workers as activists in the debate over labor legislation, May challenges depictions of domestics as passive workers and reformers as selfless advocates of working women. Unprotected Labor illuminates how the domestic-service debate turned the middle-class home inside out, making private problems public and bringing concerns like labor conflict and government regulation into the middle-class home.

πŸ“’ Author : Maina Chawla Singh
πŸ“’ Publisher : Routledge
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-10-31
πŸ“’ Pages : 393
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781135653453
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Political Science

SYNOPSIS : Seeking to extend existing scholarship on gender and colonialism and on women and American religion, this cross-cultural study examines the work of American missionary women in South Asia at several levels. A primary concern of the study is to historicize the interventions of these women and situate them within the dual contexts of the sending society and the receiving culture. It focuses on missionaries Isabella Thoburn and Ida Scudder, who founded some of the premier women's colleges and hospitals in British colonial India. The book also draws upon the narratives and reminiscences of South Asian women, now in their seventies, who attended such institutions in the 1940s, and whose voices texture our understanding of American women's missionary work in "Other" cultures.

πŸ“’ Author : Tom Steffen
πŸ“’ Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 418
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781621891918
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Some time ago, Ralph Winter brilliantly identified three eras of modern missions: Era 1: William Carey focused on the coastlands; Era 2: Hudson Taylor focused on the inlands; Era 3: Donald McGavran and Cameron Townsend focused on unreached peoples. With all the fast and furious changes swirling around us today in twenty-first century missions, have we entered a Fourth Era? If so, who are the people primarily involved? How are they selected? How are they trained? How long do they serve? Has the Third Era ministry focus--reaching the unreached--changed? If so, to what? Are there any successful case studies out there? Have McGavran and Townsend passed the baton to a new leader(s)? If so, to whom? This book seeks to answer these and related questions. Contributors include: Dr. Ben Beckner Dr. Monroe Brewer Dr. Don Finley Mike Griffis Dr. Gary Hipp, MD Jerry Hogshead Kaikou Maisu Judy Manna Kenn Oke Dr. A. Sue Russell Dr. Robert Strauss Peter Swann Bryan Thomas Diane Thomas Dr. Mike Wilson Dr. Sherwood G. Lingenfelter

πŸ“’ Author : Mrs. Ella Theodora Crosby Bliss
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1906
πŸ“’ Pages : 167
πŸ“’ ISBN : UOM:39015039393817
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Micronesia