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Crushing the Spirits of Greed and Poverty: Discerning and Defeating the Ancient Powers of Mammon and Babylon

Chosen Books, 2010

This book provides a fresh perspective on the biblical messages of "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" and "The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil." Sandie Freed reveals the real root of money problems: ancient demonic allies seducing believers away from a generous God. With insight and wisdom, Freed exposes these evil spirits of Mammon and Babylon--spirits so subtle in their deception that many believers aren't ...


Allene Keshishian

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

Upon the seaside cliffs of the city of Nice rest the ruins of a decrepit, old manor house. This proud house belonged to a great noble family once. but that was long ago. Avarice, corrupting and all consuming greed, turned the inhabitants of the great house of Chevalier against each other in the most cruel and unimaginable ways. No one knows this tragic story, but that is about to change. As the truth is revealed, the world will finally know ...


The King Rat and His Court: Lessons in Corporate Greed
William Arthur Bruno

BookSurge Publishing, 2009

In The King Rat and His Court, Bill Bruno sheds daylight on the inner workings of the corporation. He reveals how unqualified, unethical individuals become CEOs. He shows how these corporate officers surround themselves with people of similar character, and how they abuse their positions of authority. Not only does the book describe how you have been harmed by those in power, but it also shows how you can identify them, and test for infestation ...


What Many Men Desire, 2014

Audrey Simmons—part Cherokee, part white, part African-American—is young, talented, and unusually attractive. She's determined to make her name in the fashion world, but it's 1936—if she's to have any chance at success, she must "pass" for white in her work life. Ignoring the possible dangers, Audrey accepts the offer of a "gentleman" to be his assistant on a trip to England, First Class, aboard the new ocean liner, the Queen Mary. For ...


Avarice's Hoard (Dragon Conspiracies Book 1)

Brent A Stratford, 2013

JJ just survived high school but he might not survive the package from his long dead father. He dismisses his father’s story of a conspiracy to hoard America’s wealth along with the tales of magic and dragons. But when the package imbues him with magical powers, he believes. Now everyone is after him. Avarice, the dragon living under Central Park, activates his network of police and goons to suppress the secret of his amassed treasure. ...


Avarice (Alfonzo Book 12), 2013

“Five enemies of peace inhabit with us - avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.” -Petrarch Alfonzo's woes are many but love of family remains constant.


The Longest Christmas List Ever
Gregg Spiradellis

Hyperion, 2007

Little Trevor is determined to not leave ANYTHING off his Christmas list so he carries it with him everywhere he goes...for an entire year.   Trevor thinks of eveything he could possibly want: Binocular glasses with night-vision mode! A rip-roaring go cart to tear down the road! A remote-controlled plane with a camera inside! An invisible robot that’s easy to hide! But the one thing he does forget is the true meaning of Christmas. ...


The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
B. Traven

Hill and Wang, 1984

The Treasure of Sierra Madre is the literary masterpiece for America's pop mythology of the Wild West. A savagely ironic novel, it follows the rugged adventure of three Americans hunting for gold in the mountains of Mexico who find themselves caught in a morality tale of greed and betrayal. Originally published in 1935, the book has captivated millions of readers, including the director John Huston, who immortalized it in his 1948 film starring ...


Back to Virtue: Traditional Moral Wisdom for Modern Moral Confusion
Peter Kreeft

Ignatius Press, 1992

We have reduced all virtues to one: being nice. And, we measure Jesus by our standard instead of measuring our standard by Him. For the Christian, explains author Peter Kreeft, being virtuous is not a means to the end of pleasure, comfort and happiness. Virtue, he reminds us, is a word that means "manly strength." But how do we know when we are being meek--or just cowardly? When is our anger righteous--and when is it a sin? What is the ...


The Seven Deadly Sins: A Visitor's Guide
Lawrence S. Cunningham

Ave Maria Press, 2012

Lawrence Cunningham guides readers on a tour of and personal inquiry into the seven deadly sins--their roots in the mystic experiences of the desert fathers, their modern manifestations, and how to supplant these invasive, destructive habits with virtue. Sloth, envy, gluttony, greed, anger, lust, and pride: when and how were they first identified? Who grouped them together? Can we truly resist their pull? Renowned theologian Lawrence Cunningham ...


Whipsawed: How Greed and Fear Shred Finances and Futures
Mark DiGiovanni

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010

"Happy the man who has learned the cause of things and has put under his feet all fear, inexorable fate, and the noisy strife of the hell of greed." -Virgil (70 B.C.-19.B.C.) The greatest threats to your finances and your future lie within, not without. The damage that can be caused by outside sources, such as natural disasters, unethical behavior, or human error, pale in comparison to the damage that can be caused by our own greed and ...


Sociopathic Society: A People's Sociology of the United States
Charles Derber

Paradigm Publishers, 2013

Charles Derber introduces and vividly explains the idea of a “sociopathic society”—and why the idea has become necessary to understand today’s world. Sociopathic society is rooted in governments and economies, not psychiatry. The book offers a new sociology of societies organized around antisocial values, which ultimately lead to societal and planetary self-destruction. Most of the sociopathic behaviors are perfectly legal and are ...


The Regent's Daughter (Volume 1)
Kara D. Wilson

Lily Letters Inc., 2013

Long after the creation of Power, rose three kingdoms: Shiin, Xu, and Liang. Separated by mountains and divided by politics and hatred, the lands sought to destroy one another, battling fiercely to determine an ultimate victor. As the war reached the peak of its intensity, fire rained from the sky, scorched the land, and destroyed the kingdoms’ wills to fight. The war came to an end, negotiations resumed, and a time of peace reigned among the ...


The Freedom to Love: Recovery and the Seven Deadly Sins
O. P. Emmerich Vogt

Mill City Press, Inc., 2012

The modern world is full of temptations that can lead people not only into unhappy lives but also into the throes of addiction. Navigating the world alone is not an easy task for any of us. Why not let The Freedom to Love be a most valued companion in overcoming an addiction to a sinful life? By living your life guided by true Christian morality and spiritual principles, you can break free from temptations and have the courage to experience real ...


Greed (The Seven Deadly Stones Book 1)

Ghost Horse Publishing, 2010

Three scientists on an expedition in the Himalayas discover a unique stone with an unusual attraction. They soon find themselves in the midsts of the battle between Heaven and Hell as the stone's fate and that of the scientists unravels. Can an evil prophecy be fulfilled, or will the birth of a boy save mankind?


How To Offend God: Or, The 7 Deadly Sins
Brother Cysa Dime

Highway, 2009

In the early days of Christianity, church leaders noticed certain sins that were commonly committed by the laypeople; who thought that because they were not prohibited by secular laws, they were unimportant. They were codified as the Seven Deadly Sins and can damage your body, soul or spirit in some way. An example is gluttony, which will produce obesity and hasten the onset of diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. These sins ...


The Tides of Avarice: A Sagaria Legend
John Dahlgren

Editions Didier Millet, 2011

BLIMEY! It's something all pirates are taught when they're very young, but too many forget: never get on the wrong side of a librarian.  Especially if the librarian is a lemming! S ylvester Lemmington used to read about cannibals, impenetrable jungles, lethal carnivores, mysterious fortune-teller, voodoo magic, cutthroat pirates, shipwrecks, mutinies, spaceships and much else in his books, but he never thought he'd ...


The Soul of America
Abraham King

Seedtime Press, 2005

"If enough people read it, America can rediscover its soul in this novel." --Jim Hightower, national radio commentator, columnist and best-selling author of Thieves in High Places In this dark, wickedly funny and surgically insightful book, we descend into the abyss from which the soul of America struggles to escape. In a novel reminiscent of a Kurt Vonnegut classic, author Abraham King takes us into a schizophrenic society where the ...


Justice and Judgment
Roger Gwinn

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

While journeying to take vengeance for the death of his beloved wife, Callamar of Westguard meets a creature straight out of myth...a creature that wants him dead! Fate intervenes, however, and sets the two of them down a path toward like goals. As the two of them learn more and more of one another, they see that their worlds are not what they believed them to be and that a dark danger lurks beyond the shadows. Justice and Judgment is full of ...


Avarice: The love of money is the root of all evil
Sydney Carter

PublishAmerica, 2002

Ashley Wood writes mysteries for a living. She invents tales of murder on the Sunshine Coast, with her only company a dog named Maxine. One day, she happens to see something peculiar hanging from a tree outside her window. Ashley sets aside her work and investigates. Under the tree she finds someone else who's curious about this hanging object, a handsome man named Tom Maitland, a sergeant in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Ashley soon ...



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