Under the Devil's Grip

Author: Tony Munden

Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 1646284542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Growing up a spoiled athletic kid in the Pacific Northwest, Tony thought he had everything he ever wanted. He lived the good life—until one day his life was turned upside down. Everything crumbled around him, including divorce and death. Traumatized and depressed, Tony went on a journey to try to find happiness to help ease the pain he was feeling. He would do whatever it took to numb himself and forget. Then his journey turned into self-medicating, starting with alcohol and marijuana, and eventually finding what he thought was the miracle drug, crystal methamphetamines. It turned out that miracle drug took everything from him. It dragged him into the pits of hell where he was introduced to the devil, where it turned him into someone that he did not even know. Tony will lead you on his journey and struggles battling addiction. From hitting rock bottom and losing everything including the ones that truly loved him, Tony will take you on his personal journey through his battle with the disease they call addiction, his fight to conquer the devil’s drug they call meth.

The Devil's Grip

Author: J. R. Rothwell

Publisher: J.R Rothwell

ISBN: 064693015X

Category: True Crime

Page: 310

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The Devil’s Grip is based on a true story; shocking in parts that one almost struggles to continue. The tale spans four continents. It is fast-paced, breathtaking and painfully heartbreaking. Those who were closest to him were the ones who betrayed him the most. There are many tragic tales ‘out there’ of abusive parents and innocent children who somehow, manage to survive inconceivable years of ‘behind closed doors’ violence. The Devil’s Grip has something ‘special’ weaving its way through the pages of extraordinary obstacles, the horrors this young boy had to endure and how quickly he lost his innocence and childhood – the intangible thread of hope. A fundamentally good-hearted human being, JR, as a young man, had no choice but to enter the world of crime. Existing on a day-by-day basis, JR never once gave up on trying to find his way to conform to what most would regard as an ‘ordinary’ life. It is impossible to put down. JR Rothwell’s debut novel is gripping beyond belief.

The Devil's Grip

Author: Neal Drinnan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1760851191

Category: True Crime

Page: 336

View: 4674


Seven shots ring out in the silence of Victoria’s rolling Barrabool Hills. As the final recoil echoes through the paddocks, a revered sheep-breeding dynasty comes to a bloody and inglorious end. No one could have anticipated the orgy of violence that wiped out three generations of the Wettenhall family, much less the lurid scandals about Darcy Wettenhall, the man behind the world famous Stanbury sheep stud, that would emerge from the aftermath. Almost three decades later, the web of secrets and lies that led to this bizarre and seemingly motiveless murder spree are unravelled with the help of Bob Perry, Darcy Wettenhall’s secret lover for a decade prior to his murder. From the bucolic majesty, privilege and snobbery of the Western District’s prized pastoral lands and dynasties to the bleak, loveless underworld of orphanages, rodeo stables and homeless shelters, The Devil’s Grip is a courageous and thought-provoking meditation on the fragility of reputation, the folly of deception and the power of shame. Praise for The Devil’s Grip ‘A remarkable piece of work. It is a strange, unusual and beautiful book with an incredibly unique setting. I don't think I've read anything quite like it. It is compulsive reading. True crime. Memoir. History. How do you live a life honestly and with dignity? It's difficult to categorise because it traverses so many genres. But it WORKS.’ Matthew Condon, author of the Three Crooked Kings trilogy ‘On its face this is the story of a family steeped in the pursuit of the perfect ram, but beneath the surface lies a riveting and ribald tale of lust, loss, manipulation, unbridled ambition and ultimately murder.’ Mark Tedeschi AM QC and author of Eugenia, Kidnapped and Murder at Myall Creek ‘An unforgettable, courageous and deeply tragic local story which manages to become a universal tale’ Gregory Day, author of Archipelago of Souls and A Sand Archive ‘It’s got it all: sex, domestic violence, ‘the land’ – such an important concept resonating in the Australian mind – land-holders and property, privilege, prejudice, skulduggery and murder!’ David Bradford, author of The Gunners’ Doctor and Tell Me I’m Okay

Eradicating the Devil's Minions

Author: Gary K. Waite

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802091555

Category: Religion

Page: 319

View: 347


" As a religious sect, the Anabaptists were seen to practice unusual rituals and follow an eccentric set of beliefs. One story, for instance, purports that an Anabaptist prophet, claiming to have visited heaven, persuaded his followers to run naked through the streets of Amsterdam. Eradicating the Devil's Minions investigates these beliefs in the context of Reformation Europe, a time in which persecution, religious intolerance, and witch-hunting were rampant. Focusing primarily on the Habsburg-controlled regions of Europe, Gary K. Waite argues that the persecution of Anabaptists did not go hand-in-hand with the outbreak of witch-hunts in the mid-sixteenth century. Rather, as distrust of Anabaptists predated the first major witch panic of 1562–63, Waite suggests that the virulent propaganda against Anabaptist heretics helped convince governments of the existence of a diabolical threat. Although Anabaptists rejected religious magic, they were consistently demonized by Catholic and Lutheran polemicists. Eradicating the Devil's Minions is an investigation into the roots of religious intolerance in Reformation Europe, and a unique examination of mass hysteria and social extremism. "

Undead Ed: Undead Ed and the Devil's Fingers

Author: David Grimstone

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444904930

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6708


Forget everything you've ever seen or heard about werewolves, zombies and vampires because Ed Bagley's going to tell you the single most important fact you'll ever learn: BEING UNDEAD SUCKS ... especially if you're a kid. Despite Ed's death, he's finding it really hard to actually ... pass on. Mainly because he's been cursed by an evil clown who made a sick pact with the devil, a pact that has lumbered him with four of Satan's fingers. And now he's killed Evil Clive - the head of Mortlake's dead community, and none of his undead friends can ever forgive him. Ed has no choice but to return these fingers to the devil himself. Then maybe he can get on with the rest of his death in peace ...

The Epistle to the Hebrews

Author: F. F. Bruce

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802825148

Category: Religion

Page: 456

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F.F. Bruce's study on the Epistle to the Hebrews is a contribution to The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Prepared by some of the world's leading scholars, the series provides an exposition of the New Testament books that is thorough and fully abreast of modern scholarship yet faithful to the Scriptures as the infallible Word of God.

The Our Father

Author: Kevin Perrotta

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 0829430504

Category: Religion

Page: 88

View: 3505


Perhaps the best way to learn to pray is by following the example of Jesus. The Our Father guides readers through the prayer Jesus taught us, and asks us to consider important questions as we learn to pray: What are we asking for? What are we committing ourselves to? What does the Our Father teach us about prayer? A Guided Discovery of the Bible The Bible invites us to explore God s word and reflect on how we might respond to it. To do this, we need guidance and the right tools for discovery. The Six Weeks with the Bible series of Bible discussion guides offers both in a concise six-week format. Whether focusing on a specific biblical book or exploring a theme that runs throughout the Bible, these practical guides in this series provide meaningful insights that explain Scripture while helping readers make connections to their own lives. Each guide is faithful to Church teaching and is guided by sound biblical scholarship presents the insights of Church fathers and saints includes questions for discussion and reflection delivers information in a reader-friendly format gives suggestions for prayer that help readers respond to God s word appeals to beginners as well as to advanced students of the Bible By reading Scripture, reflecting on its deeper meanings, and incorporating it into our daily life, we can grow not only in our understanding of God s word, but also in our relationship with God."

Medievalia et Humanistica, No. 34

Author: Paul Maurice Clogan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742564886

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 6391


Since its founding in 1943, Medievalia et Humanistica has won worldwide recognition as the first scholarly publication in America to devote itself entirely to medieval and Renaissance studies. Since 1970, a new series, sponsored by the Modern Language Association of America and edited by an international board of distinguished scholars and critics, has published interdisciplinary articles. In yearly hardcover volumes, the new series publishes significant scholarship, criticism, and reviews treating all facets of medieval and Renaissance culture: history, art, literature, music, science, law, economics, and philosophy. Medievalia et Humanistica Editorial Board and Submissions Guidelines