The Painted Messiah combines a blistering action thriller set in the streets of Zurich and on the lakes and wooded slopes of Switzerland with a compulsive and convincing account of first century Romano-Judean politics and the real reason for Pontius Pilate´s condemnation and execution of Christ. A legend persists that, after the ´´scourging´´, Pilate commanded that his victim be painted from life. Somewhere, the painting survives, the only true image of Christ, granting the gift of everlasting life to whoever possesses it. Kate Kenyon, the wealthy young widow of an English aristocrat killed on a Swiss mountain, has an addiction to mortal risk. She feeds it by engaging in the armed robbery of priceless artifacts with her accomplice and lover, Ethan Brand, a Tennessean who owns a bookshop in Zurich. Their latest target is a priceless ´´Byzantine´´ icon hidden in the tower of a chateau by Lake Lucerne. So far, they have never had to shoot anyone. This time will be different. Thomas Malloy is a retired CIA man looking for his first lucrative freelance assignment. His chance comes with a presidential favor to a rich but ailing televangelist. Malloy´s task seems simple enough: pick up the preacher´s newly acquired painting from a Zurich bank and get it to the airport. But once in Switzerland, Malloy´s old friend, the enigmatic Contessa Claudia de Medici tries to warn him off his mission. Sir Julian Corbeau is an international criminal holed up in Switzerland to avoid US extradition proceedings. He is also the sadistic head of the modern Knights Templar. He had the painting, and now he desperately wants it back as well as to wreak a bloody revenge upon those who stole it. As the contenders vie for possession, the bullets fly, the body count rises, and the secrets of the portrait gradually unfold. We learn how and why it came to be painted and how an object depicting the Light of the World could exert such a baleful and malignan 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clive Catterall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/iamb/000052/bk_iamb_000052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An Ancient Prophecy. A forbidden love.Now, there’s nowhere to run. André´s abilities have always marked him as special, but fulfilling an ancient prophecy is enough to have him ostracized into the cosmos. Love was his motivation for preventing his parent´s execution, now in Earth´s refuge, love is his undoing again. The Commander´s daughter is off limits, but this kind of love is destiny, forcing Katrina and her alien paramour to elope. Word of André´s survival reaches his home planet when his image is broadcast across the universe. This time, his very existence may well trigger the destruction of a planet, his haven, Earth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brad Langer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006500/bk_acx0_006500_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The more brightly it shines, the darker the shadow it casts. Thus it is that Thomas Brennan finds himself an unwillingly lapsed Catholic, wandering lost in the cold, dark shadows cast by the sexual depravations of two trusted, well-respected priests who sexually abused a young Brennan on two separate occasions while he was growing up. Brennan now wrestles with his own battered spirituality, desperately trying to assuage the enormous hole in his faith, his trust, his very soul.Brennan´s pursuit takes him around the world where, as an archeologist, he sifts through history in an innate attempt for validation of his faith. When proof is uncovered that authenticates two infamous icons of Christianity: the Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo, anticipation abounds, until a third piece of evidence is unearthed - the perfectly preserved, mummified body that was actually responsible for creating the images on the shroud and the sudarium - the body of Jesus Christ!Along the way, we meet the mysterious secret organization - the silent strong arm of the Church - Custodis Veritas, as well as a deeply implanted witness in the FBI´s Witness Protection Program who is about to turn state´s evidence on a vicious, notorious mafia caporegime known as Vincent ´´Mr. Delaware´´ DiChicario.Our story culminates in a warehouse in South Philadelphia, where Brennan meets his fate head on, bullets flying, as he attempts to rescue the woman who helped him to find love and trust again, from the clutches of the nefarious Mr. Delaware. Ironically, it is this trust - skewed by the very person who gave it back to him - that frees him in the end, for sometimes a lie can be the kindest truth of all; sometimes ignorance is truly bliss. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Cattie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109072/bk_acx0_109072_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two nuclear wars. Three asteroids. Demonic madness that kills one third of the world´s population. Into this, a savior will rise, cloned from Christ. It´s not fiction. It´s prophecy. The Messiah of the new age. His coming is prophesied by more than a dozen major religions. Cloned from live cells of Jesus Christ found on the Shroud of Turin, Christopher Goodman was born into the most turbulent time in human history. Mentored by former UN Assistant Secretary-General Robert Milner, Christopher rises in position and power, and displays remarkable wisdom and compassion. But through disjointed bits of dreams that sometimes haunt him, Christopher reveals significant troubling errors in the biblical record of Jesus´ life. The reason for Robert Milner´s interest in Christopher becomes clear: the world is about to undergo a time of destruction and chaos darker than any in history, with impending nuclear war merely a faint precursor. Milner explains that without Christopher, humanity will not long survive. Under Christopher´s leadership, however, mankind stands on the threshold of a final great evolutionary leap that will bestow on the human race god-like powers. This is the reason, Milner says, that Christopher was born. In Israel, an unexpected threat to Christopher´s ascension is growing: two men, possessed of incredible supernatural powers, one claiming to be the 2000-year-old Apostle John, the other an apostate Hasidic rabbi named Saul Cohen. Together, the men lead an outlawed cult of 144,000 followers, each branded with the names Yahweh and Yeshua on their foreheads. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin O´Brien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017956/bk_acx0_017956_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dr. Perkins presents an image of the crucified Messiah that is riveting. The conflicts with religious leaders, the debates and the miracles of Jesus all lead up to the dramatic moment of the Death of the Messiah. The Gospel asks the question, ´´Can flawed disciples be examples of faith?” Matthew’s Gospel expands and modifies Mark by emphasizing the role of the crowds, the righteousness of Jesus, and the conflicts amongst the disciples and with other Jews. She demonstrates how Luke draws characters, emphasizes the role of the poor, challenges the wealthy, and pictures salvation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Pheme Perkins, Ph.D.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pssp/000047/bk_pssp_000047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Our true identity can only be discovered through a real and living relationship with Messiah Yahshua and one another. He is the pattern son and the express image of Yahweh. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Luther. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142112/bk_acx0_142112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nothing interesting ever happened in the small, eastern Washington wheat town of Antioch - until now. Without warning, Antioch has suddenly become a gateway for the supernatural - from sightings of angels and messianic images materializing in the sky to a weeping crucifix with the power to heal. Yet these miracles are only the beginning of something much bigger: the return of the Messiah as prophesied in the Bible. Then a self-proclaimed prophet mysteriously appears at a local ranch with a message - but is it a message from God? In search of answers and hungry for miracles, the national media - along with the curious - flock in droves to the all-but-forgotten town. The startling secret behind this visitation ultimately pushes one man into a supernatural confrontation that will forever alter the lives of everyone involved. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Campanella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000025/bk_tnwd_000025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Werden Cassie und Vlad die hochschwangere Lisa beschützen können? Und wird Samhain seinen Sohn erkennen? In einer dunklen Zukunft wurde Cassie von dem Killer Akakios umgebracht, der die Macht über die Vereinigung der Schwarzen Laterne an sich riss und mit einem Virus dafür sorgte, dass der größte Teil der Weltbevölkerung zu gewissenlosen Serienkillern mutierte. Nur Vlad, jetzt in Akakios brutaler Gefangenschaft, und wenige andere Widerständler überlebten, darunter auch die junge, mit magischen Kräften ausgestattete Liberty Lochs. Sie hat es sich zur Mission gemacht, die Vergangenheit zu ändern und reist 14 Jahre zurück, um nach Six Sixx Gitarre zu suchen, der einzigen Waffe, die ihr aller Schicksal noch ändern kann. Nichts ahnend von der Gefahr, die über ihren Köpfen schwebt, sind unsere zwei Profi-Slasherslasher einem obsessiven Serienkiller auf der Spur ein Spur, die Cassie wieder in die Nähe ihrer großen Liebe Georgia bringt, die jetzt als Stripperin ihr Geld verdient. Danebensorgen eine wütende Horde toter Tiere, der zurückgekehrte Acid Angel (Band 2: TÖDLICHE FORTSETZUNG) und Samhain, dessen Gefühlswelt wieder zwischen Gut und Böse schwankt, auch im neuesten HACK/SLASH-Comicband für abgedrehten Horror, der einen in Mark und Bein trifft. Der Band enthält die Story Murder Messiah Annual 2010 sowie mit Crossroads die ersten vier US-Hefte der Serie, nachdem diese 2010 von DDP zu Image gewechselt war und dort einen fulminanten Neustart hinlegte.