Meet A.K. Swift, a working-class war veteran and family man who is haunted by visions of nuclear apocalypse. When matters of conscience determine that he can no longer support the State-sponsored institutions that create the machines that threaten the living, A.K.decides to stop paying. Trouble is, he's not a very good tax resister. He forgets to attend the meetings and doesn't bother to fill out the proper forms. Now he worries there may be consequences. From the dustbin of Cold War protest literature, Bradley Smith s The Man Who Saw His Own Liver emerges as a heartfelt meditation on the time problem of the individual against authority. Rooted in libertarian theory and the moribund tradition of American transcendentalism, it is the story of an accidental rebel trembling in comic defiance under the yoke of God and State, and before the face Leviathan of modern Bureaucracy. Smith's writing is animated by a crisp and laconic prose-poetic hum. His is a uniquely personal canvass in which storytelling and gently wrought polemics interweave, seamly, with turns of magical realism coming to rest in that frail, strangely familiar liminal space, where ineffable exaltation and terror transcend the political. Originally conceived and performed for the stage in 1983, The Man Who Saw His Own Liver is presented by Nine-Banded books in novelized form.
It is appended with Smith s short story, Joseph Conrad and the Monster from the Deep. We hope you enjoy it.
Hamsters have a long history of popularity with children everywhere, and in Japan their popularity has skyrocketed. Driving the phenomenon is Ritsuko Kawai's hugely popular manga series, Hamtaro Tales. Now kids who want to raise real hamsters can do so with the help of this lively veterinarian-approved guide. The process of choosing and raising a hamster is covered, and photos of real hamsters engage young readers.
On the hunt for their mortal enemies, the Bacanis, five attractive aliens - Duocarns warriors - find themselves stranded with their space cruiser near the Canadian city of Calgary. The crew possesses some unusual talents... Their leader, Solutosan, is the first to gradually become aware of the erotic fascination that he holds for humans. The streetworker Aiden manages to snare him for herself. The gay warrior Tervenarius also attracts the attentions of an earthling - David, the estate agent. Although he resists at first, David is not to be put off and things soon escalate. The Duocarns suspect that the Bacanis are also on Earth. Despite the distractions of their amorous adventures, the warriors continue their pursuit. After landing in Vancouver, the Bacanis have rather luck than their foes. Led by their unscrupulous, power-hungry captain Bar, they embark on a secret campaign of robbery and murder amongst the unsuspecting human population.
Bar establishes a drug empire - but never guesses that his nemesis is still closing in on him.
How To release apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers to equip today's church Taking a look at how the fivefold ministers relate to the church today… Discover how the fivefold ministry was created to work within the local church, the training ground for ministry. These ministers—apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers—are coaches who equip and train God’s people in releasing His power for works of service.
Learn how proven fivefold ministers can be mentored and released in the body of Christ. This book covers the “who, what, why, how” of fivefold ministry • Who are these ministers and how are they identified? • What fivefold ministry is and what it is not • Why we need fivefold ministers • How these five ministers relate to one another • Who finances these ministers? • How fivefold ministers are utilized in church planting • Discover practical tips on building relationships between church leaders and fivefold ministers • Growing a healthy fivefold ministry in your church "Understanding how the equipping ministries of Ephesians 4 function individually and synergize with each other is essential for the twenty-first century church.
Ron’s outstanding book takes us to a new level of this crucial understanding. You must read this if you want to do your part in the exciting movement of God today!"—C. Peter Wagner, Chancellor, Wagner Leadership Institute, CO