The Straw Hats have been branded criminals for entering Skypiea without paying the toll! Their only chance for a way out is a series of challenges given to them by Kami's vassals. Meanwhile, Nico Robin makes an important discovery about the island. Is there a city of gold hidden on Skypiea?
Join Monkey D. Luffy and his swashbuckling crew in their search for the ultimate treasure, the One Piece. As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally ate the Gum-Gum Fruit, an enchanted Devil Fruit that gave him the ability to stretch like rubber. Its only drawback? He’ll never be able to swim again—a serious handicap for an aspiring sea dog! Years later, Luffy sets off on his quest to find the “One Piece,” said to be the greatest treasure in the world… As the clash with evil warlord Doflamingo intensifies and the fate of the island people of Dressrosa hangs in the balance, Luffy decides it’s time to switch gears! Then, when a beastly new enemy enters the scene, Luffy’s faithful compadres Sanji and Nami are separated from the gang. The Straw Hat crew must seek out their missing members in a bizarre animal kingdom!
General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations. The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.
One of the most successful contests that has launched the careers of hundreds of new writers and illustrators of speculative fiction. The judges are among the most successful professional authors and illustrators of our time, such as: Tim Powers, Anne McCaffrey, Orson Scott Card, Kevin J. Anderson, Sean Williams, Robert Sawyer, Bob Eggleton, Rebecca Moesta, Will Eisner, Stephen Hickman, Dean Wesley Smith and many more. The book contains the award-winning short stories, each illustrated by a winner of the companion Illustrators of the Future program.
Release on 2007-09-30 | by Theatre History Studies
Author: Theatre History Studies
Pubpsher: University of Alabama Press
Category: Performing Arts
Theatre History Studies is a peer-reviewed journal of theatre history and scholarship published annually since 1981 by the Mid-American Theatre Conference (MATC), a regional body devoted to theatre scholarship and practice. The conference encompasses the states of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. The purpose of the conference is to unite persons and organizations within the region with an interest in theatre and to promote the growth and development of all forms of theatre.