Detective Alex Cross is going home – to solve his most personal case yet. When his cousin stands accused of a terrible murder, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in thirty years. As he strives to prove his cousin’s innocence amid small-town corruption and prejudice, Cross unearths a family secret that makes him question everything he thought he knew. Chasing the ghosts of the past, Cross is pulled into a case baffling local police: a grisly string of murders, all of socialites. Hot on the trail of a brutal killer as well as his own past, Cross knows the answers he finds might be fatal...
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Alex Cross: by James Patterson - Analysis, Summary & Quiz (Alex Cross Series)Make a cup of tea, brew some coffee, or pour a glass of wine. Then sit down and prepare yourself for a real page turner. Once again Alex Cross faces a seemingly unsolvable case, but this time, instead of one case, he has three cases: The murder of a teenager, Rashawn Turnbull, for which Alex's cousin Stefan Tate is being framed; The murders of several rich West Palm Beach socialites; and Conflicting stories about his own mother's and father's deaths 35 years ago. While, as readers, we always know a bit more about what is going on than Alex, nevertheless the facts and circumstances reveal themselves to us slowly chapter by chapter. We sense that the three cases are related but we don't really find out exactly how until the very end, just a few moments after Alex!Alex struggles more with his emotions in this book than in others as he confronts painful childhood memories on which he has worked hard all of his life to suppress. His wife Bree is by his side to help him solve the case and deal with his pain. In the end, the healing can begin.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Book Review Setting of the Story Historical Moment Geographical Locations Plot Analysis Main & Secondary Characters Lists Main Characters Analysis Summary & Analysis Motifs, Themes & Symbols Other Literary Devices Vocabulary Quiz for Readers Much, much more! Scroll Up and Get Your Copy Right Now* * * * * * * * * *Tags: cross justice, alex cross, alex cross series, james patterson, alex cross books, the survivor, james patterson books
Many societal and cultural changes have taken place over the past several decades, almost all of which have had a significant effect on the mental health professions. Clinicians find themselves encountering clients from highly diverse backgrounds more and more often, increasing the need for a knowledge of cross-cultural competencies. Ellis and Carlson have brought together some of the leaders in the field of multicultural counseling to create a text for mental health professionals that not only addresses diversity but also emphasizes the counselor’s role as an advocate of social justice. The theoretical foundation for this book rests on research into diversity, spirituality, religion, and color-specific issues. Each chapter addresses the unique needs and relevant issues in working with a specific population, such as women, men, African Americans, Asian Americans, Spanish-speaking clients, North America’s indigenous people, members of the LGBT community, new citizens, and the poor, underserved, and underrepresented. Issues that enter into the counselor-patient relationship are discussed in detail for all of these groups, with the hope that this will lead to a greater understanding and sensitivity on the part of the counselor for their patients. This is an important and timely book for both counselors-in-training and those already established as professionals in today’s highly diverse and constantly-changing society.
Adonis Vidu tackles an issue of great current debate in evangelical circles and of perennial interest in the Christian academy. He provides a critical reading of the history of major atonement theories, offering an in-depth analysis of the legal and political contexts within which they arose. The book engages the latest work in atonement theory and serves as a helpful resource for contemporary discussions. This is the only book that explores the impact of theories of law and justice on major historical atonement theories. Understanding this relationship yields a better understanding of atonement thinkers by situating them in their intellectual contexts. The book also explores the relevance of the doctrine of divine simplicity for atonement theory.
In this substantial study Darrin W. Snyder Belousek offers a comprehensive and critical examination of penal substitution, the most widely accepted evangelical Protestant theory of atonement, and presents a biblically grounded, theologically orthodox alternative. Attending to all of the relevant biblical texts and engaging with the full spectrum of scholarship, Belousek systematically develops a biblical theory of atonement that centers on restorative -- rather than retributive -- justice. He also shows how Christian thinking on atonement correlates with major global concerns such as economic justice, capital punishment, "the war on terror," and ethnic and religious conflicts. Thorough and clearly structured, this book demonstrates how a return to biblical cruciformity can radically transform Christian mission, social justice, and peacemaking.
Does our abhorrence of racism allow us to ban certain forms of speech? This is the simple yet subversive question that Edward J. Cleary posed to the U.S. Supreme Court when, in 1991, he defended a white student who had burned a cross on a black family's lawn in St. Paul, Minnesota, violating a local ordinance against hate crimes. As a progressive, Cleary detested everything his client stood for. But in this compelling argued book he describes how he overturned the St. Paul ordinance—and convinced the Court to rule that "burning a cross is reprehensible. But St. Paul has sufficient means...to prevent such behavior without adding the First Amendment to the fire." As Cleary retraces his path from St. Paul to the courtroom in Washington, he juxtaposes the stories of previous First Amendment cases with a personal account of the unlikely alliances (with both the A.C.L.U. and a group engaged in defending the Ku Klux Klan) and antagonisms that grew out of the case. ULtimately, he shows us why a law that bands expressions of racism is as dangerous as a law that bans protests against those expressions. In Beyond the Burning Cross, Leary has given us an unparalleled insider's report of a watershed event in constitutional history that is as absorbing as any thriller.