The Gift of Rain

With masterful and gorgeous narrative, replete with exotic and captivating images, sounds and aromas — of rain swept beaches, magical mountain temples, pungent spice warehouses, opulent colonial ballrooms and fetid and forbidding ...

Author: Tan Twan Eng

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925307530

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Penang, 1939. Sixteen-year-old Philip Hutton is a loner. Half English, half Chinese and feeling neither, he discovers a sense of belonging in an unexpected friendship with Hayato Endo, a Japanese diplomat. Philip shows his new friend around his adored island of Penang, and in return Endo trains him in the art and discipline of aikido. But such knowledge comes at a terrible price. The enigmatic Endo is bound by disciplines of his own and when the Japanese invade Malaya, threatening to destroy Philip’s family and everything he loves, he realises that his trusted sensei — to whom he owes absolute loyalty — has been harbouring a devastating secret. Philip must risk everything in an attempt to save those he has placed in mortal danger and discover who and what he really is. With masterful and gorgeous narrative, replete with exotic and captivating images, sounds and aromas — of rain swept beaches, magical mountain temples, pungent spice warehouses, opulent colonial ballrooms and fetid and forbidding rainforests — Tan Twan Eng weaves a haunting and unforgettable story of betrayal, barbaric cruelty, steadfast courage and enduring love.

The Gift of Summer Rain

An Odawa Indian re-telling of the legend of Summer Rain, daughter of Big Thunder and Bright Lightning, falls in love with North Wind.

Author: Doris Kelly


ISBN: 9780692995266


Page: 32

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An Odawa Indian re-telling of the legend of Summer Rain, daughter of Big Thunder and Bright Lightning, falls in love with North Wind. The family denies her her love and she weeps rivers of tears creating erosion to Mackinac Island to form the famed arch.

Church missionary intelligencer

capital , from the spring to the commencement , the harmony of heaven and earth
has received of summer , the gift of rain has been slight , a grievous wound . we
have already several times erected an “ The Governor - general and the ...






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The Hebrew God

One description sees God as the weather-god whose gift of rain, freely dispensed
during the rainy season, enables the soil to bring forth its produce. While this is
the best-attested view, it is by no means the only one. A second view, equally ...

Author: Bernhard Lang

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300090253

Category: Religion

Page: 246

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Originally worshipped by the people of a small and politically insignificant eastern Mediterranean community, the Hebrew God rose to become the monotheistic deity of the entire Western tradition. Indeed, the God of Israel ranks as the most distinguished deity in human history. In this text, biblical scholar Bernhard Lang draws upon the available evidence, including ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian texts and art, to provide a portrait of the ancient Hebrew God.

A Discourse Concerning the Gift of Prayer

Ila 5 . 6 the berds of cattel are perplexed , because they have Verse 18 . no
pasture , and the flocks of sheep are made desolate . ' Tis at bis command that
the clouds do not rain upon us : he makes the heavens over us to be braß , and
Deut .

Author: John Wilkins



Category: Prayer

Page: 560

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Comanche Dawn

“Hah,” Horseback replied, waiting for the translations to go through Raccoon-
Eyes, “the Thunderbird follows us to bring the gift of rain.” Rain began to fall
during the feast, and the guests had to crowd into Night Hunter's lodge—the
largest in the ...

Author: Mike Blakely

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466836091

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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In Comanche Dawn Mike Blakely does for the Comanche nation what Ruth Bebe Hills did for the Sioux in Hanta Yo. This landmark novel is the first time the story has been told from the point of view of the Comanches themselves. We witness the rise of one of the most powerful mounted nations in history through the eyes of a young warrior named Horseback. Born on the very day that the first horse comes to his people, Horseback matures into a leader of unquestionable courage and vision. He assumes powerful medicine granted to him by spirits encountered on a grueling vision quest, and he takes Teal, the most beautiful young woman of his tribe, as his wife and lifelong love. Guided by forces more powerful and dangerous then even he can control or explain, Horseback will face death time and time again with only his medicine and Teal to stand beside him. Failure will mean destruction not only for himself, but for his people. Success will mean unimaginable wealth for his new nation. Ancient enemies will seek to destroy him. Strange newcomers with pale skin and treacherous ways will attempt to enslave him. Even his own inner spirit powers threaten always to consume him, should he fail to respect them. Only the bravest of True Humans dare to follow Horseback on his great adventure down a trail that can lead only to glory or annihilation. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Land of Ghosts

THE GIFT O rain! With your dull two-fold sound, The clash hard by, and the
murmur all round! —Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "An Ode to the Rain" (1817) LAST
WEEK Tarzan and I were collecting some fungus on a fallen log when a wisp of ...

Author: David G. Campbell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547523432

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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The western Amazon is the last frontier, as wild a west as Earth has ever known. For thirty years David G. Campbell has been exploring this lush wilderness, which contains more species than ever existed anywhere at any time in the four-billion-year history of life on our planet. With great artistic flair, Campbell takes us with him as he travels to the town of Cruzeiro do Sul, 2,800 miles from the mouth of the Amazon. Here he collects three old friends: Arito, a caiman hunter turned paleontologist; Tarzan, a street urchin brought up in a bordello; and Pimentel, a master canoe pilot. They travel together even farther into the rainforest, set up camp, and survey every living woody plant in a land so rich that an area of less than fifty acres contains three times as many tree species as all of North America. Campbell knows the trees individually, has watched them grow from seedling to death. He also knows the people of the Amazon: the recently arrived colonists with their failing farms; the mixed-blood Caboclos, masters of hunting, fishing, and survival; and the refugee Native Americans. Campbell introduces us to two remarkable women, Dona Cabocla, a widow who raised six children on that lonely frontier, and Dona Ausira, A Nokini Native American who is the last speaker of her tribe's ages-old language. These people live in a land whose original inhabitants were wiped out by centuries of disease, slavery, and genocide, taking their traditions and languages with them -- a land of ghosts.

The Gift of Life

They there collect together and become more heavy , and the minute watery
particles of vapour join together still closer and become water , and the water -
drops , becoming too heavy for the air to support , fall upon the earth in the form
of rain ...

Author: Sara Wood



Category: Christian life

Page: 160

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Growing Up Ivy

It seemed to her now as if all of nature was sighing with relief over the gift of rain
— the trees grown heavy with summer, the parched fields, even the grey weeds
that struggled for a place at the edge of the road. “Isn't it wonderful, Papa?

Author: Peggy Dymond Leavey

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781770705432

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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Commended for the 2011 Best Books for Kids and Teens Living in grim Depression-era Toronto with her actress mother, Frannie, Ivy Chalmers has never met her father. In 1931, Frannie sends twelve-year-old Ivy to stay with her paternal grandmother in Larkin, Ontario, while she seeks stardom in New York City. When Ivy’s father, Alva, arrives unexpectedly in Larkin, he turns out not to be the Prince Charming she imagined, but an illiterate peddler. Rescuing Ivy from her uncompromising grandmother, Alva takes her with him for the summer, wandering the countryside by horse-drawn caravan, selling shoes. Back in Larkin at summer’s end, Ivy meets teenager Charlie Bayliss, orphaned as an infant and raised by his aunt on a farm outside town. Ivy has a flair for writing and boundless imagination, while Charlie loves baseball and loathes farming. Unknown to both of them, though, is a secret connection they share. When the final pieces of the puzzle of their lives fall into place, nothing will ever be the same.

The Gift Book of Gems

Unyoked the oxen stand , The cool rain plashing on their heaving sides , And
with wide nostrils breathe the fragrant tides Of breezes flowing bland ; Then , as
though sated with the odor sweet , Crop the new grass that springs beneath their




Category: American poetry

Page: 312

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The Gift

SOME FILL WITH EACH GOOD RAIN There are different wells within your heart.
Some fill with each good rain, Others are far too deep for that. In one well You
have just a few precious cups of water, That "love" is literally something of
yourself, ...

Author: Hafiz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101100332

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Chosen by author Elizabeth Gilbert as one of her ten favorite books, Daniel Ladinsky’s extraordinary renderings of 250 unforgettable lyrical poems by Hafiz, one of the greatest Sufi poets of all time More than any other Persian poet—even Rumi—Hafiz expanded the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Because his poems were often ecstatic love songs from God to his beloved world, many have called Hafiz the "Invisible Tongue." Indeed, Daniel Ladinsky has said that his work with Hafiz is an attempt to do the impossible: to render Light into words—to make the Luminous Resonance of God tangible to our finite senses. I am a hole in a flute that the Christ's breath moves through— listen to this music! With this stunning collection of Hafiz's most intimate poems, Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in presenting the essence of one of Islam's greatest poetic and religious voices. Each line of The Gift imparts the wonderful qualities of this master Sufi poet and spiritual teacher: encouragement, an audacious love that touches lives, profound knowledge, generosity, and a sweet, playful genius unparalleled in world literature.

English B for the IB Diploma Coursebook

... involve taking two steps forward and one step back. We swell with pride in
seeing our young ones make their first baby steps. Why not, then, take a little
pride in our own? Seth Mullins, Text E 10 I5 20 25 The Gift of

Author: Brad Philpot

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110765422X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 382

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Suitable for standard and higher level students, this resource is written by an experienced IB English teacher following the English B syllabus. Features include activities and authentic texts to develop reading and comprehension, integrated study ideas for IB central core, featuring LP (Learner profile), CAS (Creativity, Action, Service), TOK (Theory of Knowledge) EE (Extended Essay), and a Glossary with definitions of key vocabulary. This title offers comprehensive learning and support for teachers and students, ideas for extensive reading material, activities to build language skills and cultural understanding for extension essays, research, exam preparation and a free teacher resources website:

Pueblo Indians of the Southwest Includes Stencils

The farmer glances up and says a silent prayer for rain . The Pueblo Indians say
that when a rain cloud appears , it is the spirit of a passing relative who has come
to visit in the form of a gift — the life - giving gift of rain . To the Pueblo Indians of ...

Author: Mira Bartok

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 9780673361028

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

Charles Kingsley His Letters and Memories of His Life

T/ze Gift of Rain. 109 for the scientific truths of geology, against popular
superstition (a bold deed in one of the most important London rectors) and lived,
thank God, long enough to re-echo Bacon's mogna est zleritas, et pnez/a/ebit —
seeing all ...

Author: Charles Kingsley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108034853

Category: History

Page: 518

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A biography of the priest, historian and supporter of social reform, now remembered as the author of The Water Babies.

The Christian Witness and Church Member s Magazine

He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass ; as showers that water the
earth . ” PSALM lxxii . 6 . Tax rains which fertilize the earth are | Saviour . The rain
is a gift perfectly the precious gifts of God . They show free . None are required to




Category: Theology


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This Gift Called Me

Splashing helplessly against unprotected window panes the rain relentlessly
gives wild gales of wind a vague and fleeting image; temporarily removing the
wind's famed invisibility; enabling these towering gusts to backdrop many events
and ...

Author: Vincent Alvin Quarterman

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1618975323

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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This Gift Called Me: Wings for One's Spirit is a compilation of inspirational pieces that are intended to uplift and enlighten readers with the realization that they are greatly blessed as individuals. It is the author's firm belief that greatness resides in all of us. By learning to slowly unleash the enormous potential of their spiritual wings the readers can then soar to greater heights within themselves by taking a good long look at who God truly created them to be. This insightful guidebook for the spirit was inspired by the daily need for God in our lives. The author believes there is a buried treasure chest hidden within us all consisting of our God-given gifts and talents. The author strongly expresses in this book that by sharing our wealth of supernatural endowments with the waiting world outside, we can and will fulfill God's intended purpose for our lives. Vincent Alvin Quarterman comes from a large family of nine children (five boys and four girls), which he feels fuels his love of life and caring for mankind. He grew up with two loving parents in Neptune, New Jersey without a lot of money, but with immense spiritual riches. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and a Master's Degree in Business Administration and is currently working toward a Doctoral Degree in Marketing Management. Apart from his writing and his studies, the author enjoys photographing nature scenes, people, or anything that's unique and interesting. This Gift Called Me: Wings for One's Spirit is his first book. Author's photograph by Delores Phillips.

Of Seeds and the People of God

In fact, both express a view of sun, rain, and seasons that was typical of
contemporary Judaism. as Craig Keener observes, summarizing a range of
rabbinic evidence, “Jewish sages saw God's gift of rain as one of his ultimate acts
of power ...

Author: Michael P. Knowles

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 163087874X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Preachers mount the pulpit steps terribly burdened by the conviction that they are somehow responsible for the growth and spiritual well-being of their congregants. How, they ask themselves, can mere words communicate the reality of God, bring life to a congregation, or foster spiritual growth? This study argues that effective sermons function much like Jesus' parables--by bearing witness to divine power. Parables and preaching both testify to something beyond themselves: to a life-giving dynamic that far outstrips the force of words alone. Preachers are not go-betweens or gatekeepers for the kingdom of heaven: rather, they imitate Jesus by dying to themselves in the very act of proclamation, relying directly on God for their sermons to bear fruit. As well as offering a novel interpretation of Jesus' agricultural parables, Of Seeds and the People of God presents a Christ-shaped theology of preaching. Beyond exegesis or rhetoric alone, faithful proclamation is a question of spirituality, of preachers and listeners together yielding to God's gift of new life.

The Gift of Pain

THE SNOWSTORM OF LIFE A cheery fellow who lives next door to me will often
remark on how lovely the weather is , and when someone replies , “ I hear it's
going to rain tomorrow , ” he shoots back , “ True , but after the rain comes the sun

Author: Frederick W. Marks

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781937155322

Category: Pain

Page: 94

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Marks puts pain in its place. Few readers will come away from this series of meditations without feeling lighter and more optimistic in the face of life's challenges.