Search Results: "Paul D. Parsons"


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BADEN-POWELL'S BEADS: JERUSALEM by Paul D. Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A thriller that's difficult to put down despite a familiar storyline."
In Parson's (Baden Powell's Beads: Aksum, 2013, etc.) fourth installment in his thriller series, the world's survival hangs in the balance as an asteroid approaches Earth. Read full book review >

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Baden-Powell's Beads: Aksum by Paul D. Parsons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 2013

"A historical thriller chock-full of adventure, drama, villains and American heroes."
Agents with the Department of Homeland Security fight to stop terrorists from procuring ancient beads with powerful, elusive properties. Read full book review >

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Baden-Powell's Beads: London by Paul D. Parsons
Released: April 11, 2013

"A well-executed mix of Indiana Jones-style adventure and political thriller."
A search for an ancient set of magical beads leads to a violent chase across London in this suspenseful thriller. Read full book review >

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Released: April 10, 2012

"A somewhat predictable but engrossing read with a Da Vinci Code-style central mystery."
Sprung from real-life details about the Scout movement's founder, this tense thriller is the first in a series concerning the hunt for a string of wooden beads that possess magical powers. Read full book review >

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PAUL by N.T. Wright
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A very human Paul, brought to life by an experienced teacher and pastor—an excellent introduction for general readers."
Wright (New Testament and Early Christianity/University of St. Andrews; The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion, 2016, etc.) draws from a lifetime of study on the figure of Paul to construct this useful biography of the early Christian missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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PARSONS' MILL by Timothy Lewontin
Released: April 24, 1989

College-educated, with a romantic and humanistic bent, Lewontin signs on as an apprentice sawyer ut a Vermont sawmill and finds himself in a time-warped world dominated by an elderly, tyrannical mill owner and staffed by a constantly changing cast of coworkers as strange and fascinating as visitors from another her planet. Read full book review >

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Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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Released: May 15, 1997

Despite the wade through Deacon's (American Studies/Univ. of Texas, Austin) dense writing and disheveled timeline, Elsie Clews Parsons's story shines through. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Flawed, but surprisingly engrossing."
Another knock-off of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent: this time, the story of Saint Paul. Read full book review >