The Guild of Fallen Clowns

The Haunted Labyrinth of Mirrors was just your average walk-through carnival attraction to most of its visitors. However, for Alan, lurking behind the surface of the mirrored walls was the home of Peepers, the ghoulishly creepy clown spirit and leader of The Guild of Fallen Clowns. In the darkness behind the thin reflective coating, deception tugs at his immortal soul.The Haunted Labyrinth of Mirrors was just your average walk-through carnival attraction to most of its visitors. However, for Alan, lurking behind the surface of the mirrored walls was the home of Peepers, the ghoulishly creepy clown spirit and leader of The Guild of Fallen Clowns. In the darkness behind the thin reflective coating, deception tugs at his immortal soul as Peepers preys on Alan’s desire to rid his life of fear and cowardice. Skeptical of his decision to aid Peepers and the Guild by giving them a second chance to earn the light on the living side of the mirrors, Alan struggles to find direction and the strength needed to conquer his demons. Can he unwind the handle and put Jack back in the box? Or will the influence of Peepers pull his weakened spirit through the reflections and into the realm of the damned?If you enjoy:Suspense-filled horror stories of the paranormal kind,Peering deep into the darkness of the human psyche,Hidden turmoil behind the masks of creepy clown spirits,Laugh out loud one-liners and visual images that can only come from an awkward courtship between loners in a setting filled with clowns and carnies…Then step right up and buy your ticket for this bumpy thrill ride into the minds of Alan, Boogy, Cracky, The Ringmaster, Spanky, Mary, Peepers, and many more in this cast of unusual characters, unpredictable directions and jaw-dropping twists and turns. Keep your eyes open because it's about to get freaky!
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Dare We Hope

The Church's teaching on Hell has been generally neglected by theologians, with the notable exception of Fr. von Balthasar. However, what he has said has stirred controversy both in Europe and in the United States. Here he responds in a clear and concise way, grounding his reflections clearly in Scripture. Revelation gives us neither the assurance that all will be saved, nor the certitude that any are condemned. What it does require of us is the "hope that all men be saved" rooted in a love of Christ that reaches even into the depths of Hell.
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The Dawn of All

Gradually memory and consciousness once more reasserted themselves, and he became aware that he was lying in bed. But this was a slow process of intense mental effort, and was as laboriously and logically built up of premises and deductions as were his theological theses learned twenty years before in his seminary. There was the sheet below his chin; there was a red coverlet (seen at first as a blood-coloured landscape of hills and valleys); there was a ceiling, overhead, at first as remote as the vault of heaven. Then, little by little, the confused roaring in his ears sank to a murmur. It had been just now as the sound of brazen hammers clanging in reverberating caves, the rolling of wheels, the tramp of countless myriads of men.
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The Holy Spirit, Fire of Divine Love

The acclaimed spiritual writer, Fr. Wilfrid Stinissen, presents powerful and inspiring reflections on the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Holy Trinity, showing the crucial importance for us to have a strong devotion to the Spirit. Before his Ascension to heaven, the Lord Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit to give us wisdom, grace and strength to live a deep Christian life. In this work, Fr. Stinissen illustrates how the Holy Spirit is God’s own love, "the fire of divine love", and he desires to live in us so that we can love God and others with his love. As the Holy Spirit cane down upon the early Church at Pentecost to strengthen the apostles to set the world ablaze with God’s love and truth, so he wants to do the same with us. Fr. Stinissen discusses the nature & characteristics of the Holy Spirit, the place of the Spirit in one's personal spiritual life, spiritual discernment, and the role of the Spirit in the Church and in ecumenism. He says that the Holy Spirit is the great ecumenist. If we let him live in and through us, we grow in unity, whether we will it or not. It is his "charism" to make all things one. He makes the Father and the Son one God. He wants to make all denominations into one holy Church, and all people into one body.
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Come Rack! Come Rope!

This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare s finesse to Oscar Wilde s wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim s Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library.
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Lord of the World

This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works.
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By What Authority?

Robert Hugh Benson AFSC KC*SG KGCHS (18 November 1871 – 19 October 1914) was an English Anglican priest who in 1903 was received into the Roman Catholic Church in which he was ordained priest in 1904. He was lauded in his own day as one of the leading figures in English literature, having written the notable novel Lord of the World (1907). BY WHAT AUTHORITY? is Robert Hugh Benson's (1871-1914) first published historical novel. In it he portrays the story of the English Reformation in Elizabethan times from the Catholic point of view. This he achieved without the use of the stereotypes that characterized virtually all such productions in his day to the detriment of both sides of the question.
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The Person

Delivered on 22 August 2024, Forbes v Baker [2024] WASC 643 represented a turning point in the law as to what it means to be human.Delivered on 22 August 2024, Forbes v Baker [2024] WASC 643 represented a turning point in the law as to what it means to be human.The Deceased, David Baker, was born in unusual circumstances and into a difficult life. Cloned by his father, his genetic code mixed with non-human material, the Deceased died leaving a wife, a lover, and a substantial estate.The Wills Act (WA) provides that a person can make a will. It is alleged by the Defendant, the Deceased's wife, that the Deceased was, by virtue of his mixed DNA, not a "person" for the purposes of the Wills Act.This case represents an important milestone in the developing law relating to reproduction, cloning and humanity.
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The History of Richard Raynal, Solitary

Robert Hugh Benson was an Anglican priest who later joined the Catholic Church in the 20th century. His religious works remain influential among Christians today.
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The King's Achievement

Here is another novel by Monsignor Benson. He writes: “I must express my gratitude once more to the Rev. Dom. Bede Camm, O.S.B., as well as to the Very Rev. Mgr. Barnes. Who have done me great service in revising proofs and making suggestions; to my mother and sister, to Eustace Virgo, Esq., to Dr. Ross-Todd, and to others, who have been extremely kind in various ways during the writing of this book in the summer and autumn of 1904. I must also express my great indebtedness to the Right Rev. Abbot Gasquet, O.S.B., both on account of his invaluable books, which I have used freely, and for his personal kindness in answering my questions.”
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