Overview Ramates discovers a new luminary in the sky. What begins as his darkest day leads the hunter-priest on a journey to follow an ancient prophecy that will lead him to a new country to see the foretold king. He confesses a dark secret and offers a gift more valuable than the oil of myrrh, the power of frankincense, or the weight of gold.
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Studio: Paraclete Press (MA)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.42" Width: 5.16" Height: 0.73" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher Paraclete Press (MA)
ISBN 1557255245 ISBN13 9781557255242
Availability 0 units.
More About Dan Gilbert
Dan Gilbert is the creator and developer of the Atlas addon for World of Warcraft. He also maintains atlasmod.com and the forums there, and encourages you to stop by and say hi.When he actually has time to play WoW, you can find him on the Jaedenar server as Razark (his Shaman) or Nine (his Mage). Dan also sometimes works as a web developer, a graphic artist, and a cinematographer. He designs T-shirts at threadless.com, where his designs "I Heart Color" and "Release" have been printed. Dan recently graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA where he studied film production. For his thesis project (or Div III) he created a film called "The Nightingale Princess" with his co-conspirators, Christopher Dreisbach and Owen Granich-Young. The three of them have websites at thenightingaleprincess.com and ocdproductions.net. So far the movie hasn't gotten into any festivals, but Dan has his fingers crossed. He currently lives in Northampton, MA. In his spare time, he enjoys sleeping.
Jim Whitehead has been an active member of the UI community since December 2004. He initially became an active developer on WatchDog unit frames, and eventually created PerfectRaid and Clique, and spearheaded the creation of the Dongle addon framework.When he's not developing addons for World of Warcraft, he can be found playing the game with one of his many characters on the Stormrage server. Jim is a graduate of Syracuse (NY) University, holding an MSc in computer science. Although he has been a resident of cubicle-land for the past few years, he will soon retreat to the halls of academia to pursue his PhD in computer science. He lives in Syracuse, where he spends a disproportionate amount of hislife's savings on keeping his house warm.
Dr. Dan Gilbert's ability to make this book come to life is incrediable. Once I started reading it was very difficult to put down. When you start getting toward the end you get a bit depressed because you just don't want the story to end. Along with the book there is the added bonus of his well designed web site, www.danielgilbert.org, which allows the reader to follow the characters movements along with the book. I look forward to seeing more work by Dr. Gilbert in the near future. I highly recommend this book for yourself or it makes the perfect gift.
Magi -- what a book! Oct 22, 2007
If you are tired of the "Christmas card" version of the magi, read this incredible account of an ancient story. Feel the energy that Dr. Gilbert puts into his research on astronomy and the first century Parthians. The way he sets the stage for each chapter with a quote from ancient historians -- some quite obscure -- creates interest that is fully satisfied with rich detail. I recommend the Magi to men and women and especially to those history and astronomy enthusiasts.
A STAR in my eyes!!! Oct 19, 2007
This was definitely one of the best "reads" I have found lately. "Magi" is a timeless story brought to life by Dan Gilbert in a way that I could have never imagined. I will never look at a star-filled sky the same way again. Thank you, Dr. Gilbert, for making such a world changing event come to life for me.
Magi Authenticated Oct 2, 2007
A richly woven story, steeped in research of historians such as Pliny, Josephus, Macrobius, Strabo, and more. This is no piece of Christmas fluff - no stale leftover of the tin-foil-crowned, bath robed Magi stumbling in at the end of the church play. It is inspiring as well as entertaining. Dr. Gilbert respects the intelligence of his readers and presents an authentic portrait of the first Gentiles to worship the Christ Child. He also lays to rest some of the myths and legends surrounding the famed gift-bearers. The perfect gift for all readers, but especially history/astrology buffs - much classier than the worn out cheese assortment or tie-of-month. No gift wrap needed - the cover itself is an ornament. Highly recommended!