George washington praying by horse
Praying for Sleep by Jeffery DeaverI shall preface all reviews for Deaver books as follows: they are generally mysteries/crime thrillers usually containing fairly dark subject matter, and if that doesnt sit well with you, Id avoid them.
Of the books Deaver has written that arent part of a series (i.e., not featuring Lincoln Rhyme, Kathryn Dance, et al.), this is my favorite. The books only covers a few hours worth of events, excluding backstory, and picks up speed quickly. A very large, very insane man has escaped from an asylum and is on his way to a woman who testified against him in a murder trial. Though reasonably concerned for her safety, she elects to stay home long enough to prepare her house against flooding from an approaching storm. Hes over forty miles away, on foot, how much danger could there be?
Deaver is at his very best here, building the suspense to a stunning conclusion. The man can write twists that make M. Night Shyamalans movies seem outright dull, and this book is no exception.
George Washington’s Prayer at Valley Forge
I was riding with Mr. Potts near to the Valley Forge where the army lay during the war of ye Revolution, when Mr. There laid the army of Washington. It was a most distressing time of ye war, and all were for giving up the Ship but that great and good man. In that woods pointing to a close in view I heard a plaintive sound as of a man at prayer.
This encampment extended from December 19, to June 19, Secularists and the irreligious who attempt to continue to suppress the public Christian expression and origin of America do so against the facts of history. The fact is that a careful study of the lives of the signers of the Declaration of Independence will demonstrate that not one of them was a Deist, as claimed by secularists. So great was this spiritual void that many thought America would not survive long, but those most deeply concerned resolved to lay a foundation for future generations of Christian leaders. Their solution, in part, was to train the youth of America to follow the principles of Christ by gathering them into schools where those Christian principles and their application to life could be taught.
Arnold Friberg December 21, — July 1, was an American illustrator and painter noted for his religious and patriotic works. DeMille film The Ten Commandments which were used to promote the film worldwide and for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He has been admitted as a lifetime member of the Royal Society of Arts. Friberg was born to a Swedish father and a Norwegian mother. While in high school, Friberg learned by meeting with the artists at The Arizona Republic , and earned money by creating signs for local businesses while being apprenticed to a local sign painter.