A true crime podcast sets a trophy wife's present life on a collision course with her secret past in this "blazingly intense" Reese Witherspoon book club pick and New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year (A. J. Finn). The day Anna McDonald's quiet, respectable life exploded started off like all the days before: Packing up the kids for school, making breakfast, listening to yet another true crime podcast. Then her husband comes downstairs with an announcement, and Anna is suddenly, shockingly alone. Reeling, desperate for distraction, Anna returns to the podcast. Other people's problems are much better than one's own -- a sunken yacht, a murdered family, a hint of international conspiracy. But this case actually is Anna's problem. She knows one of the victims from an earlier life, a life she's taken great pains to leave behind. And she is convinced that she knows what really happened. Then an unexpected visitor arrives on her front stoop, a meddling neighbor intervenes, and life as Anna knows it is well and truly over. The devils of her past are awakened -- and they're in hot pursuit. Convinced she has no other options, Anna goes on the run, and in pursuit of the truth, with a washed-up musician at her side and the podcast as her guide. Conviction is "daredevil storytelling at its finest" (NPR's Fresh Air), a breathtaking thriller from one of the most "superbly talented" writers of our time (Hank Phillippi Ryan, bestselling author of Trust Me).

Author Denise Mina
Isbn 031652848X
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-06-18
Pages 384
Language English
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"The Trial and Conviction of That Infamous Hypocrite John Church" by Anonymous. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Author Anonymous
Isbn
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-12-19
Pages 159
Language English
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Winner of the Children's Choice Book Awards' Teen Choice Debut Author Award Ten years ago, Braden was given a sign, a promise that his family wouldn't fall apart the way he feared. But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden's father, a well-known Christian radio host has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son's hands; Braden is the key witness in his father's upcoming trial. Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four mile per hour pitch already has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden's saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch. Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.

Author Kelly Loy Gilbert
Isbn 1484719433
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-05-19
Pages 352
Language English
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Several disastrous missions have depleted the ranks of the Splinter Cells. Third Echelon is training new recruits when a stunning piece of evidence is uncovered. Evidence that points to the mole who sold out his government...Sam Fisher, Splinter Cell(r) operative.

Author David Michaels
Isbn 1101149558
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-11-03
Pages 416
Language English
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The book shows that civil disobedience is generally more defensible than private conscientious objection. Part I explores the morality of conviction and conscience. Each of these concepts informs a distinct argument for civil disobedience. The conviction argument begins with the communicative principle of conscientiousness (CPC). According to the CPC, having a conscientious moral conviction means not just acting consistently with our beliefs and judging ourselves and others by a common moral standard. It also means not seeking to evade the consequences of our beliefs and being willing to communicate them to others. The conviction argument shows that, as a constrained, communicative practice, civil disobedience has a better claim than private objection does to the protections that liberal societies give to conscientious dissent. This view reverses the standard liberal picture which sees private 'conscientious' objection as a modest act of personal belief and civil disobedience as a strategic, undemocratic act whose costs are only sometimes worth bearing. The conscience argument is narrower and shows that genuinely morally responsive civil disobedience honours the best of our moral responsibilities and is protected by a duty-based moral right of conscience. Part II translates the conviction argument and conscience argument into two legal defences. The first is a demands-of-conviction defence. The second is a necessity defence. Both of these defences apply more readily to civil disobedience than to private disobedience. Part II also examines lawful punishment, showing that, even when punishment is justifiable, civil disobedients have a moral right not to be punished. Oxford Legal Philosophy publishes the best new work in philosophically-oriented legal theory. It commissions and solicits monographs in all branches of the subject, including works on philosophical issues in all areas of public and private law, and in the national, transnational, and international realms; studies of the nature of law, legal institutions, and legal reasoning; treatments of problems in political morality as they bear on law; and explorations in the nature and development of legal philosophy itself. The series represents diverse traditions of thought but always with an emphasis on rigour and originality. It sets the standard in contemporary jurisprudence.

Author Kimberley Brownlee
Isbn 0191645923
Genre Law
Year 2012-10-18
Pages 280
Language English
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In today's polarized context, Christians often have committed, biblical rationales for very different positions. How can Christians navigate disagreements with both truth and love? Tim Muehlhoff and Rick Langer provide lessons from conflict theory and church history on how to negotiate differing biblical convictions in order to move toward Christian unity.

Author Tim Muehlhoff,Richard Langer
Isbn 0830848002
Genre Religion
Year 2020-12-08
Pages 224
Language English
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When the body of nine-year old Thuy Sen is found in the San Francisco Bay, the police quickly charge Rennell and Payton Price with her grisly murder. A twelve-person jury, abetted by an incompetent defense lawyer, is nearly as quick to find the brothers guilty, and to sentence them both to die for their crimes. Fifteen years later, overworked pro bono laywer Teresa Peralta Paget, her husband Chris, and stepson Carlo, a recent Harvard law graduate, become convinced not only that Rennell didn't receive a fair trial but that he may well be innocent. Racing against the clock and facing enormous legal obstacles, Teresa, Chris, and Carlo desperately try to stay Rennell's execution, taking the case all the way to the Supreme Court, and to an enormously moving and powerful conclusion.

Author Richard North Patterson
Isbn 1588364437
Genre Fiction
Year 2005-01-25
Pages 480
Language English
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Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is an important addition to the literature and teaching on innocence reform. This book delves into wrongful convictions studies but expands upon them by offering potential reforms that would alleviate the problem of wrongful convictions in the criminal justice system. Written to be accessible to students, Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is a main text for wrongful convictions courses or a secondary text for more general courses in criminal justice, political science, and law school innocence clinics.

Author Marvin Zalman,Julia Carrano
Isbn 1135077444
Genre Social Science
Year 2013-10-30
Pages 334
Language English
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Leadership Principles from a Renowned Agent of Change Cultures and organizations do not change without strong leadership. While many leadership books focus on management or administration, the central focus of The Conviction to Lead is on changing minds. Dr. Mohler was the driving force behind the transformation of Southern Seminary from a liberal institution of waning influence to a thriving evangelical seminary at the heart of the Southern Baptist Convention. Since then he has been one of the most prominent voices in evangelicalism, fighting for Christian principles and challenging secular culture. Using his own experiences and examples from history, Dr. Mohler demonstrates that real leadership is a transferring of conviction to others, affecting their actions, motivations, intuition, and commitment. This practical guide walks the reader through what a leader needs to know, do, and be in order to affect change.

Author Albert Mohler
Isbn 1441260560
Genre Religion
Year 2012-10-26
Pages 224
Language English
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Shade’s FBI partner has shot a kelpie. Again. And this time, the law may not be on his side… Agent Andrew Bradford once used deadly force to stop a kelpie from kidnapping a human teenager. And now Shade has gotten a call saying he’s done it again. Flesh-eating kelpie dead, human victim saved. At least, he thinks that’s what happened. He doesn’t remember. His inability to clearly recall the night’s events forces Shade to seek answers among the monsters of the Otherworld. She’ll have to question scheming leannan sidhe, malicious waterhorses, and take a dangerous step into the world of vampire politics. Otherworlders are nothing if not opportunistic. And there are plenty of powerful players ready to take advantage of Shade’s desperation to do whatever it takes to save her partner…

Author Jennifer Blackstream
Isbn
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-01-25
Pages 366
Language English
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Practical advice and tools to help leaders at all levels elevatetheir skills What can truly set an organization apart? There is only oneasset that offers guaranteed differentiation: leadership.Leadership is a deliberate act that requires effort but yieldsenormous payback. According to the renowned professor Shalom Saarand co-author Michael J. Hargrove, both internationally recognizedleadership development consultants, executive coaches and speakers,leadership can be learned and improved through the nine criticalcompetencies explored in this book. Filled with sage advice andengaging examples, as well as multiple mini-assessments, this bookpresents a programmatic approach to engage and grow leaders atevery level and in any type of organization. Outlines the nine core competencies that define exceptionalleadership Uses a proven approach to enhance leadership skills that can beapplied to any organizational setting Offers a wide array of practical tools for aspiring andexperienced leaders Written by Shalom Saar and Michael Hargrove, the cofounders ofthe Center for Leadership Development, (Saar is also a leadingprofessor at MIT and previously Harvard, as well as other topschools globally) Leading with Conviction offers a wealth of advice to helpleaders establish a compelling vision, motivate their workforce,manage change and conflict, and create benchmarks that lead tosustainable success.

Author Shalom Saada Saar,Michael J. Hargrove
Isbn 1118459105
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2013-01-16
Pages 288
Language English
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Is your heart on fire for God? Passionate Conviction brings together the most popular and heart-stirring presentations in defense of Christianity from the annual fall conference on apologetics held in association with the Evangelical Philosophical Society, the C. S. Lewis Institute, and the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University. Applicable to pastors, serious-minded lay people, and university and high school students, these twenty essays are grouped into six dynamic categories: (1) Why Apologetics? (2) God (3) Jesus (4) Comparative Religions (5) Postmodernism and Relativism (6) Practical Application. Among the greatly respected contributors are J. P. Moreland (“Has the American Church Lost Her Mind?), N. T. Wright (“The Resurrection of Jesus as an Event of History”), Francis J. Beckwith (“Is Morality Relative?”), Sean McDowell (“Apologetics for a New Generation”), and Gary Habermas (“Dealing with Doubt”).

Author Paul Copan,William Lane Craig
Isbn 1433669080
Genre Religion
Year 2007-10-01
Pages 288
Language English
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This is an intensive thirty-day journey into your walk with God. I was hellbound for years, doing what I thought would get me to heaven, rather than doing what the Bible said. I wrote this book so everyone could know where they stand with God, because eternity is not the place to realize for the first time what Jesus did for you on that cross.

Author S.E.Norton
Isbn 1449757855
Genre Religion
Year 2012-07-16
Pages 80
Language English
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James Tillman was stretched out on his basement couch, relaxing after a long day of work at the car wash, the smell of sweet onions and simmering steak filling the air of his modest apartment in the projects of Hartford, Conn. His mother, a bible perched nearby, was softly singing a hymn when she was shaken by the thundering sound of pounding on the front door. It wasn’t a knock; it was an act of sheer force. In an instant, the police burst in, lifted James out of his home and shoved him into prison, arresting him for the brutal rape of a young corporate executive. For over 18 years, James professed his innocence, through the investigation, trial, appeals, and to anyone who would listen. Finally, after a series of extraordinary events, the Connecticut Innocence Project took up James’ case, eventually winning his freedom—the first person to be exonerated in the state through the use of DNA. This is an inspirational story about the power of conviction: the wrongful conviction that sent James Tillman to prison for over 18 years, and the power of his own conviction that helped him persevere, offer a transformational forgiveness and earn a redemption that is so valued he remarkably calls his experience in prison, “a gift.” "The Power of Conviction" is for people who are facing tough times. You will understand that you’re not alone, that things can be brutally bad and we can react poorly at times, but where there is love, there is always hope. How did James Tillman endure 18 years of hell in prison? What specific lessons can you learn about the transformational power of forgiveness, love and conviction? When faced with your own challenges in life, what will you choose?

Author James C. Tillman
Isbn 163047391X
Genre Self-Help
Year 2015-04-07
Pages 200
Language English
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Trent Strong is back home in his northern Minnesota lake community after spending ten years working on a Chicago daily newspaper as an investigative journalist covering heinous crimes and traveling to war-torn countries. Sick of all the deaths, and content with returning to a slower pace, Trent buys the local weekly newspaper. But Trent is in town for only one week when an old friend asks him to investigate the Mammoth Paper Mill, which he suspects is polluting a small trout stream beyond EPA standards. Since the mill employs over half the town, the friend hasn't made many friends with his claim. The next day, a woman is found stabbed to death in a lakeshore motel. For personal reasons, Trent is compelled to investigate her death, as well as the paper mill. Are the two related? As Trent investigates, he runs across many people from his past. Some are potential suspects, and others make him question if his move back home was the right one. He starts a relationship with the motel manager, but even wonders if she is somehow involved with the murder. Trent must investigate around a small town sheriff and county attorney running for re-election, out-of-state thugs who want to shut him up, and an entire town that would like the whole thing to go away. What he finds will change his life forever...

Author Trevor Scott
Isbn 1627934367
Genre Fiction
Year 2002-07-05
Pages 183
Language English
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Anne Boston Parish’s first book looked at reforming health care by designing a unique medical model: Queen Street Clinic. This second book takes a look at confronting the miscarriage of justice, a profound look at intention and purpose by people who cause harm and negative consequences to others. 1. The Bystanders Effect 2. Without failing there is no success 3. Thirty clever words to exercise in your vocabulary 4. Accepting failure, defeat, and loss with appropriate conduct. 5. The significance of a second chance 6. The seven people you need in your corner to support you when you need to overcome failure.

Author Anne Boston Parish
Isbn 1481733443
Genre Self-Help
Year 2013-05-10
Pages 120
Language English
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This book presents a descriptive picture of a community of people (Tartweh, Drapoh and Jeadepo) who lived in abject poverty, worship other gods and are socio-politically isolated from the rest of the country, Liberia. Lillian, an American Christian Missionary from Washington State had a vision to embark on a mission to reduce illiteracy, mortality and promote Christianity in the region. The gods of the region, led by their chief, who is called “Qui” and his chief lieutenant name Capu, are mad and vowed to destroy the work of God. Lillian is determined and armed with the power of God. Standing resolutely alongside her are the poorest of the poor children going against the spirits of darkness. Lillian Swanson has passed on to glory almost two decades ago but spiritually empowered inhabitants are on the offensive in the region, the so-called gods are on the run. The sympathizers are calling on the spirits of their ancestors for help. The battle goes on as government and the civil society stand aloof. It is a book that will keep you awake all night long.

Author Jeremiah T. Kugmeh
Isbn 1491833114
Genre History
Year 2013-11-26
Pages 230
Language English
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The U.S. Civil War is not only the history of Americans killing Americans on the battlefields, but also a drama of cause and effect and how the conflict perpetually changed the lives of the people, communities, and a national conscience. But do people have the awareness and understanding of the overall nature and upshots of it? Aimed at providing readers with valuable information on the Civil War, the rise and spread of slavery, and other relevant issues, author Walter F. Urbanek presents his book entitled Conviction Against Convention. Quick-witted and neatly written, Conviction Against Convention is an educational tool that offers a plethora of information on the Civil War. Urbanek’s major goal is to provide the readers with a comprehensive description of the institution of slavery that led up to the war. He points out the mobilization for war, a soldier’s life in camp, their music, the naval warfare, the battles they fought, and their weapons. He also shares about the life of the prisoners of war and how they suffered from various inhumane conditions. In this book, Urbanek offers a vivid portrayal of how economics encouraged not only the use of slavery, but also provoked a certain belief related to racism and bigotry. Serving as a mirror into the past, this book is also designed for the veterans to be able to relate to the fears, sorrows, and joys of those who had stepped forward to accept the challenge. It provides a glimpse of the lives of the commanding generals responsible for organizing, equipping, training, planning, implementing and leading their command in war against the enemy. “It is my hope that when the reader completes the book, he or she will have a better understanding and appreciation for the soldiers who participated in America’s bloodiest and most costly war – a war fought not against nations, but rather pitting brother against brother and conviction against convention,” Urbanek stated adding to his hope that Conviction Against Convention will open the minds of the people to prevent the failures and sins of their ancestors from recurring.

Author Walter F. Urbanek
Isbn 1450002927
Genre History
Year 2009-09-30
Pages 312
Language English
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Gary Gunkel tells about his real-life experiences as a US Marine, an Anchorage City Policeman, an Alaska State Trooper, Chief of Police in small town Alaska and Sheriff of Asotin County, Washington. His stories are guaranteed to keep you turning the pages on call after call, and his sometimes hair-raising law enforcement experiences will keep you on the edge of your seat. And just when you think you have heard it all there will be another call that you can’t imagine. You will discover how Gary handles a dangerous situation surrounded by 24 members of a motorcycle gang with the nearest backup over 200 miles away. Another time you will feel the experience of stopping 17 gang members on a main highway because they were displaying a sawed off shotgun. The amazing thing is all these calls are real life...there is no fiction involved. Gary has, on occasion, changed a name to protect someone’s privacy, or sometimes a name is left out because he cannot recall it or has no way of getting the name. You will experience commercial fishing with his whole family for salmon in Bristol Bay and flying loads of fish off the beach in his plane. You will read about several live action and near-death aircraft incidents that you cannot believe happened to Gary and his family. He writes about bush flying experiences that will make you laugh, and some truly whacko ones that will make you shake your head as you go fishing, trapping and hunting with him. And through it all, you will come away with the understanding that everything Gary Gunkel did in law enforcement was professional, that he has a huge capacity for living life completely, and great love for his family.

Author L. Gary Gunkel
Isbn 1468545671
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2012-01-31
Pages 368
Language English
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Michele Bachmann is one of the most compelling leaders in America. But despite all the magazine covers and cable television stories, most people don't know who she really is, where she comes from, or what she believes. So she decided to tell her own story and let the reader decide. As you'll learn in this fascinating memoir, Bachmann wasn't the type of kid who started dreaming about the White House in elementary school. She grew up in Iowa and Minnesota as a typical midwestern girl, grounded by her family and her faith. She was raised to believe in the American dream: that anyone could succeed if they worked hard and took advantage of this country's boundless opportunities. She followed her dreams to college and law school, pursued a career as a federal tax attorney, started a successful business with her loving husband, raised five great kids and (over time) twenty-three foster children. By her early forties she was very happy as a full-time mom and homemaker and was a leading education reform advocate in Minnesota. Then she became what she calls "an accidental politician." The political insiders who ran Minnesota held a one-party line-Al Franken-style liberalism. Bachmann became especially concerned about a state-mandated education curriculum that stressed political correctness over academic excellence. She started making calls, writing letters, and recruiting others to act. When her state senator (an entrenched insider) refused to listen, someone had to challenge him for his seat. No one else volunteered, so Bachmann jumped in-and won. That was the start of an amazing journey from obscurity to the state senate, to the U.S. Congress, to an underdog campaign for president. Along the way her style has been consistent. She says what she means and she does it. She is the rare political figure who fights for her beliefs. She speaks from the heart, with common sense about limited government, the sanctity of life and marriage, the power of free enterprise, and the need to confront America's enemies. She also talks about putting principles above partisanship, even if that means ruffling the feathers of the Republican elite. As Bachmann puts it, the Republican coalition is traditionally a "three-legged stool"-economic conservatives, social conservatives, and national security conservatives. Like Ronald Reagan, she represents all three groups. And in addition, as the founder of the Tea Party caucus in Congress, Bachmann considers the Tea Party the dynamic fourth leg of the coalition, in support of a return to constitutional conservatism. This book will show you why Michele Bachmann believes ordinary people can take on the establishment and win. "Armed with values and faith, supported by family and fellow citizens, together we can do much. We can secure what people are yearning for-the chance to take our country back. Just watch."

Author Michele Bachmann
Isbn 1101563575
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2011-11-21
Pages 224
Language English
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