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One Door Away From Heaven by Dean Ray Koontz

Title One Door Away from Heaven
Author Dean Ray Koontz
Publisher Bantam
Release Date 2012
Category Fiction
Total Pages 704
ISBN 9780553593266
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When Micky Bellsong meets Leilani Klonk, a disabled girl, and her stepfather, Preston Maddoc, she finally finds some purpose in her troubled life, but when the family disappears, she embarks on an arduous mission to find them.

Title One Door Away from Heaven
Author Dean Koontz
Publisher Bantam
Release Date 2007-06-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 704
ISBN 9780307414250
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This ebook edition contains a special preview of Dean Koontz’s The Silent Corner. Hailed as “America’s most popular suspense novelist” (Rolling Stone) Dean Koontz has entered a rich new phase of his writing career that is yielding his most imaginative, meaningful, and popular work yet. At the height of his powers as a literary craftsman, he has won the acclaim of critics as well as the allegiance of millions of fans the world over, transforming the greatest fears and hopes of our time into masterworks of dazzling originality and emotional resonance. Now, with the stunning depth and virtuosity of his storytelling, he brings to readers one of his most gripping and richly imagined novels to date—an intoxicating story of adventure and suspense, mystery and revelation, told with humor, heart, and high art. One Door Away From Heaven In a dusty trailer park on the far edge of the California dream, Michelina Bellsong contemplates the choices she has made. At twenty-eight, she wants to change the direction of her troubled life but can’t find her way—until a new family settles into the rental trailer next door and she meets the young girl who will lead her on a remarkable quest that will change Micky herself and everything she knows—or thinks she knows—forever. Despite the brace she must wear on her deformed left leg, and her withered left hand, nine-year-old Leilani Klonk radiates a buoyant and indomitable spirit that inspires Micky. Beneath Leilani’s effervescence, however, Micky comes to sense a quiet desperation that the girl dares not express. Leilani’s mother is little more than a child herself. And the girl’s stepfather, Preston Maddoc, is educated but threatening. He has moved the family from place to place as he fanatically investigates UFO sightings, striving to make contact, claiming to have had a vision that by Leilani’ s tenth birthday aliens will either heal her or take her away to a better life on their world. Slowly, ever more troubling details emerge in Leilani’s conversations with Micky. Most chilling is Micky’s discovery that Leilani had an older brother, also disabled, who vanished after Maddoc took him into the woods one night and is now “gone to the stars.” Leilani’s tenth birthday is approaching. Micky is convinced the girl will be dead by that day. While the child-protection bureaucracy gives Micky the runaround, the Maddoc family slips away into the night. Micky sets out across America to track and find them, alone and afraid but for the first time living for something bigger than herself. She finds herself pitted against an adversary, Preston Maddoc, as fearsome as he is cunning. The passion and disregard for danger with which Micky pursues her quest bring to her side a burned-out detective who joins her on a journey of incredible peril and startling discoveries, a journey through terrible darkness to unexpected light. One Door Away From Heaven is an incandescent mix of suspense and humor, fear and wonder, a story of redemption and timeless wisdom that will have readers cheering. Filled with tragedy and joy, with terror and hope, it solidifies Dean Koontz’s reputation as one of the foremost storytellers of our time. This is Dean Koontz at his very best—and it doesn’t get any better than that.

Title One Door Away from Heaven
Author Dean Koontz
Publisher Bantam Books
Release Date 2002-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 681
ISBN 055384038X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hailed as "America's most popular suspense novelist" (Rolling Stone) Dean Koontz has entered a rich new phase of his writing career that is yielding his most imaginative, meaningful, and popular work yet. At the height of his powers as a literary craftsman, he has won the acclaim of critics as well as the allegiance of millions of fans the world over, transforming the greatest fears and hopes of our time into masterworks of dazzling originality and emotional resonance. Now, with the stunning depth and virtuosity of his storytelling, he brings to readers one of his most gripping and richly imagined novels to date -- an intoxicating story of adventure and suspense, mystery and revelation, told with humor, heart, and high art. One Door Away From Heaven In a dusty trailer park on the far edge of the California dream, Michelina Bellsong contemplates the choices she has made. At twenty-eight, she wants to change the direction of her troubled life but can't find her way -- until a new family settles into the rental trailer next door and she meets the young girl who will lead her on a remarkable quest that will change Micky herself and everything she knows -- or thinks she knows -- forever. Despite the brace she must wear on her deformed left leg, and her withered left hand, nine-year-old Leilani Klonk radiates a buoyant and indomitable spirit that inspires Micky. Beneath Leilani's effervescence, however, Micky comes to sense a quiet desperation that the girl dares not express. Leilani's mother is little more than a child herself. And the girl's stepfather, Preston Maddoc, is educated but threatening. He has moved the family from place to place as he fanatically investigates UFO sightings, striving to make contact, claiming to have had a vision that by Leilani's tenth birthday aliens will either heal her or take her away to a better life on their world. Slowly, ever more troubling details emerge in Leilani's conversations with Micky. Most chilling is Micky's discovery that Leilani had an older brother, also disabled, who vanished after Maddoc took him into the woods one night and is now "gone to the stars." Leilani's tenth birthday is approaching. Micky is convinced the girl will be dead by that day. While the child-protection bureaucracy gives Micky the runaround, the Maddoc family slips away into the night. Micky sets out across America to track and find them, alone and afraid but for the first time living for something bigger than herself. She finds herself pitted against an adversary, Preston Maddoc, as fearsome as he is cunning. The passion and disregard for danger with which Micky pursues her quest bring to her side a burned-out detective who joins her on a journey of incredible peril and startling discoveries, a journey through terrible darkness to unexpected light. One Door Away From Heaven is an incandescent mix of suspense and humor, fear and wonder, a story of redemption and timeless wisdom that will have readers cheering. Filled with tragedy and joy, with terror and hope, it solidifies Dean Koontz's reputation as one of the foremost storytellers of our time. This is Dean Koontz at his very best -- and it doesn't get any better than that. From the Hardcover edition.

Title Knocking on Heaven s Door
Author Katy Butler
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2014-06-10
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781451641981
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Outlines a less invasive, more humane approach to end-of-life care, sharing the stories of the author's parents and explaining the political and technological factors that are interfering with patient preferences.

At Heaven S Door by William J. Peters

Title At Heaven s Door
Author William J. Peters
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2022-01-18
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781982150464
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A groundbreaking, authoritative exploration—rich with powerful personal stories and convincing research—of the many ways the living can and do accompany the dying on their journey into the afterlife. In 2000, end-of-life therapist William Peters was volunteering at the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco when he had an extraordinary experience as he was reading aloud to a patient: he suddenly felt himself floating in midair, completely out of his body. The patient, who was also aloft, looked at him and smiled. The next moment, Peters felt himself return to his body…but the patient never regained consciousness and died. Perplexed and stunned by what had happened, Peters began searching for other people who’d shared similar experiences. He would spend the next twenty years gathering and meticulously categorizing their stories to identify key patterns and features of what is now known as the “shared crossing” experience. The similarities, which cut across continents and cultures and include awe-inspiring visual and sensory effects, and powerful emotional after-effects, were impossible to ignore. Long whispered about in the hospice and medical communities, these extraordinary moments of final passage are openly discussed and explained in At Heaven’s Door. The book is filled with powerful tales of spouses on departing this earth after decades together and bereaved parents who share their children’s entry into the afterlife. Applying rigorous research, Peters digs into the effect these shared crossing experiences impart—liberation at the sight of a loved one finding joy, a sense of reconciliation if the relationship was fraught—and explores questions like: What can explain these shared death experiences? How can we increase our likelihood of having one? What do these experiences tell us about what lies beyond? And, most importantly, how can they help take away the sting of death and better prepare us for our own final moments? How can we have both a better life and a better death?

Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant

Title Dog Heaven
Author Cynthia Rylant
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
Release Date 2010-11-01
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 40
ISBN 9780545337533
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant's classic bestseller, the author comforts readers young and old who have lost a dog. Recommended highly by pet lovers around the world, Dog Heaven not only comforts but also brings a tear to anyone who is devoted to a pet. From expansive fields where dogs can run and run to delicious biscuits no dog can resist, Rylant paints a warm and affectionate picture of the ideal place God would, of course, create for man's best friend. The first picture book illustrated by the author, Dog Heaven is enhanced by Rylant's bright, bold paintings that perfectly capture an afterlife sure to bring solace to anyone who is grieving.

Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo

Title Heaven is for Real
Author Todd Burpo
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
Release Date 2011
Category Religion
Total Pages 119
ISBN 9781418550684
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Why should we care about heaven? -- What is heaven like? -- When does a person go to heaven? -- Where is heaven? -- Who goes to heaven?

Title The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Author Mitch Albom
Publisher Hachette Books
Release Date 2007-04-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781401388881
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him, as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?"

Heaven Ride by John Eccleston

Title Heaven Ride
Author John Eccleston
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2014-07-02
Category
Total Pages 436
ISBN 0990547310
Language English, Spanish, and French
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HEAVEN RIDE is a techno-thriller about two loyal friends who unlock secrets of the human soul and invent a device that ejects the soul and long-term memory on its path to heaven, and then brings it back. The "Pod" enables them to build Heaven Ride into the most lucrative empire the world has ever known, until ruthless rivals embark on a campaign of deceit, treachery and betrayal to wrest it away for their own insidious plan. This quandary of science and morality may change the way you think about heaven and the afterlife ... FOREVER. * * * David Brownington, a brilliant entrepreneurial mastermind with a leading business incubator, comes in contact with a mysterious gadget that measures wavelengths never seen before. His close friend, JW Gomez, a third-year Ph.D. candidate, supercedes the boundaries of his doctoral studies using a bio-pod that creates out-of-body experiences. Driven by memories of his little brother who perished in a gruesome accident as a child, JW's extra-curricular studies of sudden traumatic death lead to the astonishing discovery of the human soul. When David and JW merge these devices, they stumble upon the highway to heaven. Each of them falls in love as their miraculous invention takes the world by storm. Millions make the trip. As Heaven Ride prospers, its repercussions ripple throughout society. Protests, bombs and kidnappings threaten to shut it down, posing risks to David, JW, their friends and families. Long after Heaven Ride becomes a household word, startling revelations put David and JW in the crosshairs of dangerous men seeking ultimate power. With HEAVEN RIDE, John Eccleston and Kerry Gleason have woven an intense tale of ambition, success, friendship, betrayal, greed and corruption. It's an intricate and interesting tale of mankind's most startling invention, and technology gone awry.

Beyond Heaven S Door by Max Lucado

Title Beyond Heaven s Door
Author Max Lucado
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
Release Date 2013
Category Religion
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9780849948435
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Selections in this book are taken from the previously published 'When Christ comes' ... c1999 Max Lucado.

The Fires Of Heaven by Robert Jordan

Title The Fires of Heaven
Author Robert Jordan
Publisher Tor Books
Release Date 2010-02-16
Category Fiction
Total Pages 704
ISBN 9781429960373
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Now an original series starring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine! Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. Into the forbidden city of Rhuidean, where Rand al'Thor, now the Dragon Reborn, must conceal his present endeavor from all about him, even Egwene and Moiraine. Into the Amyrlin's study in the White Tower, where the Amyrlin, Elaida do Avriny a'Roihan, is weaving new plans. Into the luxurious hidden chamber where the Forsaken Rahvin is meeting with three of his fellows to ensure their ultimate victory over the Dragon. Into the Queen's court in Caemlyn, where Morgase is curiously in thrall to the handsome Lord Gaebril. For once the dragon walks the land, the fires of heaven fall where they will, until all men's lives are ablaze. And in Shayol Ghul, the Dark One stirs... The Wheel of Time® New Spring: The Novel #1 The Eye of the World #2 The Great Hunt #3 The Dragon Reborn #4 The Shadow Rising #5 The Fires of Heaven #6 Lord of Chaos #7 A Crown of Swords #8 The Path of Daggers #9 Winter's Heart #10 Crossroads of Twilight #11 Knife of Dreams By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson #12 The Gathering Storm #13 Towers of Midnight #14 A Memory of Light By Robert Jordan Warrior of the Altaii By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time By Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons The Wheel of Time Companion By Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz

Title Life Expectancy
Author Dean Koontz
Publisher Bantam Books
Release Date 2012
Category Fiction
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9780345533388
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A dying man's clairvoyant prophesies about his grandson, Jimmy Tock, reveal five terrifying and horrific events, occuring on five different days at different periods in his life, that will turn the young man's world upside down. 600,000 first printing.

Daughter Of Smoke Bone by Laini Taylor

Title Daughter of Smoke Bone
Author Laini Taylor
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2011-09-27
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780316192149
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In a nation on the brink of war, a young art student's star-crossed love begins to bloom in the first book of the New York Times bestselling epic fantasy trilogy by award-winning author Laini Taylor. Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages -- not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out. When one of the strangers -- beautiful, haunted Akiva -- fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

Title From the Corner of His Eye
Author Dean Koontz
Publisher Bantam
Release Date 2012-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 729
ISBN 9780553593259
Language English, Spanish, and French
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As blind child prodigy Bartholomew grows up, regains his sight at thirteen, and sets out to transform the lives of everyone around him, Junior Cain, a serial killer and rapist who believes that Bartholomew is his nemesis, goes on a hunt to kill him.

Winged Horse Of Heaven by R. S. McDonald

Title Winged Horse of Heaven
Author R. S. McDonald
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2012-12
Category
Total Pages 98
ISBN 057811576X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Raneous, is the young son of the great Palladon, the swiftest and strongest of the Heavenly Host winged horses. Full of youthful idealism, he is eager to begin his training against the Darkland demons. Finally, after many months of flight training, he accompanies an angelic scouting party on a short mission to the miserable realm of the Borderlands. Excitement turns to terror as the dark forces succeed in separating Raneous from the angelic troop. Utterly lost, seemingly abandoned, and unable to fly in the mortal world, Raneous begins his quest to return to the heavenly realm. Through his friendship with a troubled boy, Brian, Raneous learns to fight the demons lurking in the shadows, but also the darkness of the mind. Can he trust the goodness of what he has been taught? Has the High King abandoned him? Why has no one come for him? Join Raneous and Brian as they battle dark forces of evil, learn the true secrets for victory, and step into the power and freedom of becoming a true servant of the High King. Horse lovers, and warriors of all ages will love to take this coming-of-age journey with the beloved winged colt, Raneous.

Wicked Souls by Sabrina Samples

Title Wicked Souls
Author Sabrina Samples
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2016-10-04
Category
Total Pages 200
ISBN 1537783041
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Spencer Bishop's past was nothing more than a falsified case of fake memories. Every birthday, holiday, and special moment was changed in order to protect her from evil. Aiden, the lover who was erased with her other memories, came back into her life and caused her to question reality and figure out who she was. After an act of bravery, Spencer was granted her memories back. Aiden, her true love and the Angel's in Heaven desired for her to see her true destiny and fight evil. Can Spencer defeat the evil before it destroys her and Heaven?

Title Tear Drops Through Heaven s Veil
Author John L Peoples
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-08-16
Category
Total Pages 250
ISBN 1548169331
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Tear Drops through Heaven's Veil, author John L. Peoples combines a poignant narrative with powerful song selections to create a unique reading experience. While reading his new romantic and spiritual epic, listen to the playlist he provides, and let both the music and the words wash over you. Up in heaven, an angel weeps. Her name is Timberly, and she was once a mortal woman. In her previous life on earth, she fell deeply in love with the poet Bentley Maxwell. Now, separated from her lover, Timberly can't help but lament her loss. Her heavenly sisters try to console her, but her tears will not abate. On earth, Bentley remembers beautiful nights eating s'mores on the sand dunes with Timberly. Each of these recollections cuts him to the core. When he lost her, Bentley withdrew from his friends and society at large. Every new chance at a relationship felt like he was hurting Timberly. Bentley chases after new loves, but a shocking event will force him to reflect on his past and the love he shared with Timberly. In doing so, the poet discovers the inspiration needed to continue his life and honor Timberly's memory.

Title Mugan and the Angelic Wars
Author Thomas Oen
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2016-04-23
Category
Total Pages 84
ISBN 1532937768
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Mugan, an unlikely Hero!! These are perilous times in the beautiful realm of Heaven. His best friend has turned against God and he must make the terrible choice of either choosing his best friend, Lucifer, son of the morning or the Godhead, who he swore to love and protect. He must make this choice and either decision have dire consequences to his relationship between the brother and the Godhead who created him. Mugan is someone we can identify with as he deals with the difficult decisions that we all deal with on a day to day basis. Like Mugan, we all must choose whether we will follow God or our own passions, friends or family.

Revelations by Nicole Dicenzo

Title Revelations
Author Nicole Dicenzo
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date 2011-10-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 158
ISBN 1463739249
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On May 25th, 2006 an IED exploded in Bagdad instantly killing Army Captain Doug DiCenzo. His wife Nicole didn't ask “why?” after the notifying officers knocked on her door, she immediately started asking God about Heaven.The next five years of her life became a quest to discover the truth about Heaven and Christ's Millennial Kingdom. Her gracious God sent Her messages in miraculous ways – both from the battlefield and from Heaven – in order to keep her focus on His Word and His return. Slowly, Nicole began to understand the vision she had created of Heaven was far from the truth.Revelations: A Survivor's Story of Faith, Hope, and the Coming Kingdom is a true life account of a survivor's search for answers with a heavenly twist: Doug is in Heaven and he is completely aware of Nicole's experiences on Earth. While Nicole asks God if she should wait for Heaven or move on with her life, Doug is anticipating their reunion by witnessing the preparations for the return of the King.Even though this world took her husband, it cannot have her faith. Now she knows when Jesus returns, He will bat a thousand – it is called the millennial reign of Christ.

Children Of Heaven by Paul G. Day

Title Children of Heaven
Author Paul G. Day
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date 2013-02-25
Category Poetry
Total Pages 36
ISBN 1482636298
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Children of Heaven explores the reality of the death of a child and the emotional implications not only for the parents, but for the rest of society. Although many of the poems and stories are quite sad, many are also life affirming.