Under The Banner Of Heaven

Under The Banner Of Heaven

Under The Banner Of Heaven

Traces the events that surrounded the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons Ron and Dan Lafferty, exploring the belief systems and traditions, including polygamy, that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 300,000 first printing.

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Genre : True Crime
Author : Jon Krakauer
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 399 Pages
ISBN : 9781400032808


Under The Banner Of Heaven

Under The Banner Of Heaven

This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.

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Genre : True Crime
Author : Jon Krakauer
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2004-06-08
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9781400078998


Under The Banner Of Heaven

Under The Banner Of Heaven

Traces the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons, exploring the belief systems and traditions that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Jon Krakauer
Publisher : Doubleday Books
Release : 2003
Total Pages : 372 Pages
ISBN : 9780385509510


Under The Banner Of Heaven

Under The Banner Of Heaven

From the bestselling author of "Into the Wild" and "Into Thin Air", a riveting account of Taliban-like theocracies in the American heartland controlled by renegade Mormon prophets. Brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty insist they were commanded to kill by God. Krakauer's investigation is a meticulously researched, bone-chilling narrative of polygamy, savage violence and unyielding faith: an incisive, gripping work of non-fiction that illuminates an otherwise confounding realm of human behaviour. 'Excellent... A lucid, judicious, even sympathetic account not just of Mormon Fundamentalism but of the seductive power of fanaticism in general' - DAILY TELEGRAPH

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Genre : Religion
Author : Jon Krakauer
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2003-08-01
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9781743282854


Three Cups Of Deceit

Three Cups Of Deceit

Greg Mortenson, the bestselling author of Three Cups of Tea, is a man who has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children’s crusader, and he’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. But, as Jon Krakauer demonstrates in this extensively researched and penetrating book, he is not all that he appears to be. Based on wide-ranging interviews with former employees, board members, and others who have intimate knowledge of Mortenson and his charity, the Central Asia Institute, Three Cups of Deceit uncovers multiple layers of deception behind Mortenson’s public image. Was his crusade really inspired by a desire to repay the kindness of villagers who nursed him back to health when he became lost on his descent down K2? Was he abducted and held for eight days by the Taliban? Has his charity built all of the schools that he has claimed? This book is a passionately argued plea for the truth, and a tragic tale of good intentions gone very wrong. 100% of Jon Krakauer’s proceeds from the sale of Three Cups of Deceit will be donated to the “Stop Girl Trafficking” project at the American Himalayan Foundation.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Jon Krakauer
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2018-05-02
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : 9780525565130


Eiger Dreams

Eiger Dreams

No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant hardships and victories more brilliantly than critically acclaimed author Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as Outside and Smithsonian, he explores the subject from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has battled peaks like K2, Denali, Everest, and, of course, the Eiger. Always with a keen eye, an open heart, and a hunger for the ultimate experience, he gives us unerring portraits of the mountaineering experience. Yet Eiger Dreams is more about people than about rock and ice—people with that odd, sometimes maniacal obsession with mountain summits that sets them apart from other men and women. Here we meet Adrian the Romanian, determined to be the first of his countrymen to solo Denali; John Gill, climber not of great mountains but of house-sized boulders so difficult to surmount that even demanding alpine climbs seem easy; and many more compelling and colorful characters. In the most intimate piece, “The Devils Thumb,” Krakauer recounts his own near-fatal, ultimately triumphant struggle with solo-madness as he scales Alaska's Devils Thumb. Eiger Dreams is stirring, vivid writing about one of the most compelling and dangerous of all human pursuits.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Jon Krakauer
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2009-02-10
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781599217703


The Moroni Deception

The Moroni Deception

Michael Chenault, award-winning investigative journalist with the New York Times, is rousted in the middle of the night by NYPD detectives and accused of the bizarre murder of a complete stranger. After clearing himself, Chenault finds that Martin Koplanski, the retired history professor he'd been accused of murdering, was likely killed for a mysterious Mormon relic long thought to be just a myth. Twenty-four hours later, Chenault receives an email with a photo of the recently murdered wife of Presidential candidate, Brockston Ratchford. She too appears to have been ritually killed in the exact manner as Koplanski, right down to having the same cryptic character scrawled in blood across her forehead. With way more than just a hunch to now go on, Chenault heads out to Salt Lake City, the site of the Ratchford murder investigation, to find out what, if any, connection there is between the murders. With the help of a beautiful young reporter he meets along the way, Chenault comes to learn the dark family secrets of a rising political star, along with the rather strange but true history of the Mormon church. As he pieces the story together of what appears to be an ever-growing conspiracy, Chenault is pursued by The Brothers, two murderous zealots who will stop at nothing to retrieve the Mormon relic Chenault is also trying to find. What Chenault eventually discovers is that what he's uncovered may not only affect the outcome of the next Presidential election, but decide the fate of an entire religion-if he can manage to stay alive. In the tradition of Raymond Khoury, Brad Meltzer, Dan Brown and Steve Berry, The Moroni Deception is a cleverly conceived, twisting tale of political and religious intrigue by a new master of the conspiracy thriller.

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Author : Jack Brody
Publisher :
Release : 2012-12-19
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 0615722261


Winged Horse Of Heaven

Winged Horse Of Heaven

Raneous, is the young son of the great Palladon, the swiftest and strongest of the Heavenly Host winged horses. Full of youthful idealism, he is eager to begin his training against the Darkland demons. Finally, after many months of flight training, he accompanies an angelic scouting party on a short mission to the miserable realm of the Borderlands. Excitement turns to terror as the dark forces succeed in separating Raneous from the angelic troop. Utterly lost, seemingly abandoned, and unable to fly in the mortal world, Raneous begins his quest to return to the heavenly realm. Through his friendship with a troubled boy, Brian, Raneous learns to fight the demons lurking in the shadows, but also the darkness of the mind. Can he trust the goodness of what he has been taught? Has the High King abandoned him? Why has no one come for him? Join Raneous and Brian as they battle dark forces of evil, learn the true secrets for victory, and step into the power and freedom of becoming a true servant of the High King. Horse lovers, and warriors of all ages will love to take this coming-of-age journey with the beloved winged colt, Raneous.

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Author : R. S. McDonald
Publisher :
Release : 2012-12
Total Pages : 98 Pages
ISBN : 057811576X


Do You Believe In Angels

Do You Believe In Angels

ABOUT THIS BOOK: This book is written to show how God uses faithful people who lived on the earth and then died and was resurrected or was translated without tasting death as His Angels and messengers to accomplish His purposes. Such was the case with Noah who became the Angel Gabriel and was sent to deliver messages to Daniel, Zacharias and Mary, the mother of Jesus. This book is also written to show that Ancient Prophets who held special keys, authority and power on earth and in heaven was chosen to come back to earth and confer and restore those keys and power to servants of God in these latter days. That this is the dispensation of the fullness of times preparing the world for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

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Genre :
Author : Dick Grigg
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2015-07
Total Pages : 34 Pages
ISBN : 1514790629


The Ambassador Of God

The Ambassador Of God

The Ambassador of God provides exhaustive and in-depth answers to very difficult questions about our cosmic origin and the planet earth. Almost everything to do with the Sun, Moon, Stars, Water, Mars, Jupiter, Aliens... and most importantly - God About the book and author _____________________ God is real. And for the first time, experimental and observable science reveals his existence. Throughout history, many have argued the existence of God, yet discussions of the Divine have been limited to the realm of philosophy and religion. But what if nature could reveal its creator? And what if science could provide compelling evidences that we have never seen before? What if the identity of the creator behind the origin of our universe can be known for certain? What if... This is what The Ambassador of God, a ground breaking look at our cosmic origin, has provided. In this probing book, difficult questions are answered. As renowned scientists and thinkers challenge the biblical narratives for our cosmic origin, The Ambassador of God uncovers the mysteries that have been hidden from human eyes. Using compelling evidences from astronomy to investigate the underpinnings of the Bible, The Ambassador of God provides a 'cosmic objective certainty' for the existence of a universal Creator. Additionally, it unveils a well of exhaustive insights that eliminates ambiguities in our understanding. How is it possible that God is one and three distinct persons, but not three Gods? Why is the earth and the human body mostly water? Who created the sun, moon and stars? What about aliens and the other solar planets? What is the mystery and purpose behind human existence and other life forms on our planet earth? Why are we here and how did we first arrive on this planet? How do we come to understand divinity in the current scheme of scientific reasoning? How do we make peace with the grand designer behind it all? Readers seeking answers to these questions (and other similar questions) will find them here. They will not find dogma. Instead, they will embark on a journey-an experimental voyage through the lens of science that reveals the mind of God. In a "show" rather than "tell" fashion and a template that's more coherent than any prevailing secular science view, we shall find who God is! Who is the Author? Olumide Sanya is a contemporary poet and writer. Beside poetry and writing, Lumi, as he is affectionately known, helps others to achieve their dreams as a life coach. Unusually drawn to books between the ages of 4 - 9, Lumi neither enjoyed reading nor read books but spent his childhood years looking for abandoned tomes that he turned into a formidable collection. Despite being a non-reader, he realised the dream of becoming a writer in his tender years and for more than 12 years, he abandoned this dream. ...Until one day, God paid him a visit. But it didn't start there, it began with falling in love and writing poems about love and heartbreaks but that's another story for another year. "God has a sense of humor," says Lumi. "It's not hard to see that if you know my story-where I've been, where I'm at, and what God has planned for my tomorrow. What is most important to recognize is what God can do with a 'nobody' like me." The Ambassador of God, he notes, is not just about answers to large existential questions "It is also a road map that offers optimism and guidance in today's confused and increasingly complex modern world." You don't have to be a physics professor or a philosopher to understand Sanya's work. The Ambassador of God aims to open discussion and understanding at the broadest possible level. It is written for everyday people.

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Genre :
Author : Olumide Sanya MR
Publisher : Ambassador of God
Release : 2014-02-01
Total Pages : 276 Pages
ISBN : 095664046X