In some age of mankind, the world has destroyed itself. Civilization is a false veneer; at its core it has become corrupt and hollow. But even in the gloom of mankind's darkest hour, a light shines, burning with the intensity of an exploding comet. Is this truly the end of the world, or are these calamities merely the birth-pangs of a new world-age? Can the world yet find some means of saving itself from itself? And finally, could the great rebirth foretold in prophecies and spoken of in legends finally come to be? Has the time truly come for the Golden Age Restored?
William Stukeley's 1740 study of Stonehenge stands out among the huge number of books on the subject. Stukeley was a pioneer preservationist. He lamented the callous treatment of the majestic ruins both by tourists and landholders. He coined the term 'trilithon' for the doorway-like arrangement of three stones, now common in the literature about megalithic architecture. Stukeley was one of the first to make accurate drawings of the site. The drawings are included in the text but also as seperate prints at the rear of the book to make research easisr The three dozen illustrations to this book, which show Stonehenge from every angle and document its context in the 18th century landscape, are still used today by scholars. He also did some rudimentary archeology, and describes opening the grave of a warrior princess.
Innocence Stolen, Hope Restored . . . After Sarah is raped at age four, her life is plunged into confusion and shame. Her teenage years are filled with self-hatred as she faces parental neglect, emotional abuse, bullying, and sexual harassment. Sarah desperately needs love and affection. Instead of receiving it in a healthy way, she cries out for help through alcohol abuse, drugs, a series of boyfriends, self-injury, and multiple suicide attempts. At times, it seems no one notices or cares. Through it all, God relentlessly pursues Sarah's heart. What will it take for Sarah to hear His voice and realize that she is a precious and beloved child of God? Innocence Stolen, Hope Restored will break your heart and fill you with compassion for those suffering in silence from self-injury. Sarah's story is all too relevant for today's youth. Two million cases of self-injury among teenage girls are reported every year, and more than half of all self-injurers have been sexually abused. One out of every eleven teens attempts suicide each year. Sarah's story is a testimony to the power of God's love to heal and transform shattered lives. Will you hear the cries of the broken and point them toward the only One who can set them free?