The Witness
Score: 4
From 201 Ratings

The Witness


  • Author : Nora Roberts
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-04-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101580363


The Witness Book Description :

In her stunning 200th novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts proves why no one is better “when it comes to flawlessly fusing high-stakes suspense with red-hot romance" (Booklist, starred review). Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth Fitch finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance security systems designer, her own protection is supplemented by a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing. Unfortunately, that seems to be the quickest way to get attention in a tiny southern town. The mystery of Abigail Lowery and her sharp mind, secretive nature and unromantic viewpoint intrigues local police chief Brooks Gleason, on both a personal and professional level. And while he suspects that Abigail needs protection from something, Gleason is accustomed to two-bit troublemakers, not the powerful and dangerous men who are about to have him in their sights. And Abigail Lowery, who has built a life based on security and self-control, is at risk of losing both. From the Paperback edition.

The Witness of Preaching
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Witness of Preaching


  • Author : Thomas G. Long
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN 10 : 0664229433


The Witness of Preaching Book Description :

This thorough revision of this classic text is even clearer and more helpful than the first edition. Long has updated the language, expanded the key chapter on biblical exegesis, and has included more examples of sermon forms, illustrations, and conclusions.

The Era of the Witness

The Era of the Witness


  • Author : Annette Wieviorka
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 0801473160


The Era of the Witness Book Description :

What is the role of survivor testimony in Holocaust remembrance? Today such recollections are considered among the most compelling and important historical sources we have, but this has not always been true. In The Era of the Witness, a concise, rigorously argued, and provocative work of cultural and intellectual history, Annette Wieviorka seeks to answer this surpassingly complex question. She analyzes the conditions under which survivor testimonies have been produced, how they have been received over time, and how the testimonies shaped the construction of history and collective memory. Wieviorka discerns three successive phases in the evolution of the roles and images of the Holocaust witness. The first phase is marked by the testimony left by those who did not survive the Holocaust but managed nevertheless to record their experiences. The second, most important, phase is centered on the Eichmann trial, which for Wieviorka is the moment (1961?1962) when a broad cultural deafness to survivors' stories was replaced by the image of the witness as "bearer of history." The author follows the changing nature of the witness into a third phase, which she calls "the era of the witness." Especially concerned with the pedagogical and political uses to which survivor testimony has been put, Wieviorka examines factors that determine when and how survivor testimonies are incorporated into the larger narrative of the Holocaust, according it a privileged place in our understanding. By exploring the ways in which the Holocaust is remembered, The Era of the Witness also deepens our understanding of how testimony can help to define not only twentieth-century history but also more recent episodes of mass killing that are only now "becoming history."

The Witness
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Witness


  • Author : Juan José Saer
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2009-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846686917


The Witness Book Description :

“The evocative imagery and ideas revealed in The Witness are not easily forgotten.”—Washington Times “Haunting and beautifully written.”—Independent on Sunday In sixteenth-century Spain, a cabin boy sets sail on a ship bound for the New World. An inland expedition ends in disaster when the group is attacked by Indians. The Witness explores the relationship between existence and description, foreignness and cultural identity. Juan José Saer was born in Argentina in 1937 and is considered one of Argentina's leading writers of the post-Borges generation. He died in 2005.

Witness
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

Witness


  • Author : Karen Hesse
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545345941


Witness Book Description :

Leanora Sutter. Esther Hirsh. Merlin Van Tornhout. Johnny Reeves . . . These characters are among the unforgettable cast inhabiting a small Vermont town in 1924. A town that turns against its own when the Ku Klux Klan moves in. No one is safe, especially the two youngest, twelve-year-old Leanora, an African-American girl, and six-year-old Esther, who is Jewish. In this story of a community on the brink of disaster, told through the haunting and impassioned voices of its inhabitants, Newbery Award winner Karen Hesse takes readers into the hearts and minds of those who bear witness.

The Witness of God
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Witness of God


  • Author : John G. Flett
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-04-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802864413


The Witness of God Book Description :

The Witness of God is a constructive revision of Trinitarian missio Dei theology. In it John G. Flett argues that the neglect of mission as a theological locus has harmful consequences both for understanding the nature of God s connection with world and the corresponding nature of the Christian community.

If the Witness Lied
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

If the Witness Lied


  • Author : Caroline B. Cooney
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Release Date : 2010-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385734493


If the Witness Lied Book Description :

After their family is torn apart by tragedies and the publicity that they brought, siblings Smithy, Jack, and Madison try to pull together and protect their brother from further media exploitation and a much more sinister threat.

The Witness
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

The Witness


  • Author : Josh D. McDowell
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010-06-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 1414338112


The Witness Book Description :

From Monte Carlo to Morocco to Egypt and into Petra, Marwan Accad is pursued by authorities for murders he did not commit. Tracked by advanced intelligence-surveillance technology, his every location is eventually found out, thrusting those he loves into danger. Nurtured by a bitter past that equipped him with what he needed for his company to thrive, Marwan Accad never looks back. Yet the way forward promises only uncertainty, and living each day is a lie in which corruption and greed play in the lives of man. For whose lie is he going through all of this? Even as Marwan races against time to find his pursuers and their motives, he must grapple with what is beyond his life, with what is eternal.

The Witness

The Witness


  • Author : Naomi Kryske
  • Publisher : Naomi Kryske
  • Release Date : 2012-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 0985135921


The Witness Book Description :

Jennifer Jeffries, a young Texan traveling in London, is kidnapped, becoming the victim of a violent assault. When she survives, the British detective in charge of her case needs her to testify against the serial killer who attacked her. Led by a tough ex-Special Forces sergeant with a warrior's mindset, her witness protection team tries to support her as she prepares to appear in one of London's Crown Courts. This British detective suspense novel moves from a realistic depiction of the female protagonist's PTSD to fast-paced courtroom scenes to the difficulties that traumatized individuals face as they struggle to regain personal power. The Witness breaks new ground by showing the enduring effects trauma can have on a life. The first of a trilogy, this work of crime suspense fiction contains the same psychological intensity as Anna Quindlen's Black and Blue, but while Ms. Quindlen's protagonist endures, Ms. Kryske's triumphs. Strong, complex male characters make this novel an entertaining, inspiring, and compelling read.

The Witness Stand

The Witness Stand


  • Author : Carlton Munson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-31
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135187347


The Witness Stand Book Description :

Learn reliable techniques to prepare and present effective testimony! “Soon after leaving graduate school I was thrown to the courtroom wolves with no preparation. No social worker should have to go through that,” says Janet Vogelsang, author of The Witness Stand. Few colleges of social work prepare their students for the inevitable involvement with the courts entailed by their profession. This timely book provides you with a blueprint for presenting yourself as a competent and credible professional in court cases. This indispensable guide tells exactly what happens in court, how to counter common strategies for discrediting your profession, and what to do when your client's attorney is obnoxious. The Witness Stand emphasizes the biopsychosocial assessment as the essential tool for a social worker called on to testify in court. Its helpful features include sample forms and affidavits and actual court testimony. The end-of-chapter summaries can be used for rapid review and as a ”to do” checklist for preparing a court case. The Witness Stand offers practical, detailed advice on such matters as: how the legal system works how to handle contacts with attorneys and investigators what to do with documents and files how to prepare your testimony how to handle direct testimony and cross-examination how to define your social work expertise on the stand what to wear when you go to court The Witness Stand can help you deal with the anxiety-provoking complexities of the legal system. Instead of being confused or intimidated by legal arcana, you will be well-prepared, well-organized, and ready to present yourself as the confident, reliable professional you are.