Tags: Book Review, Fiction, Gabriel Hunt, Thriller
From the Back Cover: From the towers of Manhattan to the jungles of South America, from the sands of the Sahara to the frozen crags of Antarctica, one man finds adventure everywhere he goes: GABRIEL HUNT. Backed by the resources of the $100 million Hunt Foundation and armed with his trusty Colt revolver, Gabriel Hunt has always been ready for anything–but is he prepared for
The Killers of Men
The warlord’s men came to New York to preserve a terrible secret – and left a dead body in their wake. Now Gabriel Hunt is on their trail, a path that will take him to the treacherous alleyways and rooftops of Shanghai and a showdown with a madman out to resurrect a deadly figure from China’s past…
Gabe has a sister, Lucy. Lucy has a best friend, Mitch(Michelle). Mitch was thrown out of the Air Force to cover for the mistake of a superior officer. Mitch has come to New York to visit with her sister who, later, is found dead and Mitch is blamed. And we haven’t even gotten into the meaty part of the book yet. In the course of this adventure Gabe is going to have to travel to Shanghai and go up against a gangster warlord. “Hunt Among The Killers Of Men” is the perfect read to get your adrenalin going as there is plot, action, a cliffhanger, out of danger, more plot, more action then another cliffhanger all throughout the book. This is a wild ride read that will keep you on the edge of your seat, flipping pages as fast as you can read them just trying to keep up with a runaway roller coaster ride story. I enjoy this series immensely and am really looking forward to reading about Gabriel Hunt’s next adventure.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Titan Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Tags: Bible Commentary, The Bible
“Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom;” (Matthew 27:51 NKJV)
“Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.” (Mark 15:38 NKJV)
“Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two.” (Luke 23:35 NKJV)
Three times this one event shows up in the gospels making it noteworthy and something that should be paid attention to. Why is this such a noteworthy event and what exactly is this veil that was torn?
In Exodus God gives the plan for this veil to Moses, “You shall make a veil woven of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen. It shall be woven with an artistic design of cherubim. You shall hang it upon the four pillars of acacia wood overlaid with gold. Their hooks shall be gold, upon four sockets of silver. And you shall hang the veil from the clasps. Then you shall bring the ark of the Testimony in there, behind the veil. The veil shall be a divider for you between the holy place and the Most Holy. You shall put the mercy seat upon the ark of the Testimony in the Most Holy” (Exodus 26:31 NKJV). Based upon the length of the Tabernacle we estimate this curtain to be about 42-45 feet long.
Once a year the high priest was to enter the Holy of Holies and offer a sacrifice to The Lord for the sin of the people. It was the only time of the year when anyone was able to enter behind the veil. If anyone but the high priest were to enter that person would die, if the high priest were to enter at any other time the high priest died. The veil itself separated God from man. Just a note of interest cherubim are not little, pudgy, cute naked angels that look like babies with wings; cherubim are Guardian Angels that have swords and defend like the cherubim with the flaming sword that defended Eden, these are what are woven into the fabric of the veil separating man from God.
At the moment Jesus died the veil is torn in two from top to bottom. For the gospel writers to report this obviously this had to be an eyewitness event. This must have been a spectacular sight; a curtain 45 feet high begins to rip from the top to the bottom. Obviously this can only be God’s handiwork signifying that the sacrifice of Jesus has been accepted and that now nothing separates God from man.
Child of God – Paul explains to us in Hebrews that Jesus is our High Priest making one sacrifice for us all, “When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption” (Hebrews 9:11-12 NIV). “For Christ did not enter a man-made sanctuary that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence. Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own. Then Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself” (Hebrews 9:24-26 NIV. “Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:19-23 NIV). Jesus declared Himself to be the Way; Jesus made the way into the Holy of Holies, through the curtain, with His body. Now we can draw near to God clean by the sacrifice of the Lamb.
Lord, thank you for the sacrifice that gave me the entrance to the Holy of Holies. Because of you I now can come near and have a relationship with my heavenly Father and not drop dead for my sin. I worship you for your love and mercy and the fact that you gave it all in order to bring eternal life to me, and all the ones that accept your sacrifice as the price you paid for their sins. Amen.
If you want to have a personal relationship with Jesus as your Lord and Savior pray: “Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and that out of love for me you willingly sacrificed your life so that I may live. I repent of all my sins and open my heart to you as my Lord and Savior. Amen.
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Tags: Christian Fiction
“Dawn Of Destiny” Book One in the Epic Trilogy series written by Lee Stephen has been released in audiobook format by Stone Aside Publishing and is available at CDBaby (http://cdbaby.com/cd/leestephen) and is narrated by Patrick Quance.
From the back cover: Some men go to war for the glory. Some men go to war to escape. For Scott Remington, war is entirely different. It is a belief. It is a calling. It is a destiny. Leaving everything behind-his fiancée, his future, his life-he embarks on a mission of faith into a battle he can barely understand. This is his story. This is his war. This is only the beginning.
The award-winning “Dawn of Destiny,” recipient of New Apple’s 2014 Audiobook of the Year & Best New Fiction, puts you in the middle of a battle for Earth’s survival with a cast of over thirty actors and a bombastic score with full effects.
The Dawn of Destiny audiobook project is a full adaptation of the first book in the Epic series. It’s not your typical “audiobook,” even though technically that’s what it is. When people hear “audiobook,” there’s a certain type of thing that usually comes to mind. Most likely it’s the thought of someone reading a book to them, occasionally with music playing in the background. This isn’t that.
What you’re going to hear in this project, is more of an audio “experience,” the audio equivalent of a summer blockbuster movie. Over thirty voice actors played a role in this. This is ear-splitting sound effects, bombastic music, and characters shouting back and forth in the middle of a war zone. This is unlike anything you’ve ever heard.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this audiobook free from IRead Book Tours. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”