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Ebay the Smart Way: Selling, Buying, and Profiting on the Web's No 1 Auction Site
Ebay the Smart Way: Selling, Buying, and Profiting on the Web's No 1 Auction Site
by Joseph T. Sinclair
Edition: Paperback
20 used & new from CDN$ 1.72

5.0 étoiles sur 5 A good book for buying *or* selling on line., May 5 2000
The most incredible auction I ever saw on eBay was under "HOT" items (meaning it had over 30 bids) for "a wee bit of good advice." I couldn't resist, so I checked it out. Yes indeed, some fellow was selling a few minutes of advice and counsel to the highest bidder.
My purchases were primarily books, but I made some foolish mistakes when I started buying on e-Bay. By the time I bought Sinclair's book, I was a seasoned eBay buyer and seller, but after reading his book I realized there was still quite a bit that I didn't know.
If you're going to spend more than $50 on eBay in your lifetime (which by definition would include everyone in the Milky Way Galaxy) you need to buy this book.
Good layout, good size, easy to read, simple writing style, yet very informative and a fantastic price - considering the potential savings (and profit) from following his advice.
The part I loved best - you don't have to be a computer genius to read and comprehend what he's telling you. My computer literacy is a few notches higher than Daisy's. (she's my dog) And I was able to follow pretty much everything Sinclair is saying.
And there's also a section on how to protect and defend yourself against fraud.
It's over 400 pages and is fully indexed. Lots of good graphics too.
Seriously - if you do more than a couple eBay transactions per year, this book is needful and valuable. As much for buyers as for sellers.
I'd have saved myself close to $100 if I'd bought it before I started trading on eBay.

The Hiding Place (Corrie Ten Boom Library)
The Hiding Place (Corrie Ten Boom Library)
by Corrie, Sherrill, John, Sherrill, Elizabeth Ten Boom
Edition: Paperback
17 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 étoiles sur 5 There's only one problem with this book..., May 4 2000
Once you step into Corrie's world and start reading this book, you can not stop.
I picked up the book and began to read it one day and then I could hardly set it down when it was time to go to work! It is a treasure of a book and you'll probably read it a couple of times to mine all the jewels therein.
After reading "The Hiding Place"...I couldn't stop there.
Since that time, a few years ago, I've read over a dozen of Corrie's books and have yet to be disappointed in any one of them.
In fact, I named my youngest daughter after this remarkable woman.
That's what I think of Corrie ten Boom.
I have a photo of her taken shortly before she passed and you can see that her eyes just shined with love. Thanks be to God that she put her hard-learned lessons and her love of God on record for all mankind.

Amplified Bible Expanded
Amplified Bible Expanded
by Zondervan
Edition: Hardcover
Prix : CDN$ 36.99
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A fresh translation couched in understandable language, May 4 2000
Ce commentaire est de: Amplified Bible Expanded (Hardcover)
An example: (okay, my favorite passage)
"I have overcome the world." (Jesus Christ) The Amplified Bible translates this: "I have deprived the world of the power to harm you."
The Amplified Bible is my favorite Bible translation. I was impressed with the fact that this Bible goes back to the original Hebrew and Greek translations instead of retranslating the translations.
The 23rd Psalm, the 91st Psalm - all the favorites take on powerful new meanings with a reading of this Bible.
I would highly recommend this Bible to anyone who loves to dig deep into the spiritual meaning and practicality of God's word.
I recently pulled out my leather copy of this AB (I have both the hardcover and leather editions) and I noticed I'd filled the flyleafs with my "favorite" Bible passages. That's how this book is - you read a verse and say " that's what that verse means..I never thought of it in that light" and then you have to think about it for a time and let it sink in deep. It's a book (and a message) that will really satisfy the hungry heart.

Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 As powerful today as it was years ago, May 3 2000
Ce commentaire est de: Jesus Christ Superstar (VHS Tape)
Perhaps some theologians might argue a bit with the content of "Jesus Christ, Superstar" but it is a powerful movie.
This movie also brought out the point that Jesus, the Son of God, was also a man, tempted in all points like us, but without sin.
The portrayal of the scene at the temple, where he overthrew the moneychanger's tables was one of my favorite moments in this movie. It showed a side of Jesus that is true to the Biblical record, but is rarely portrayed in movies and that is the *WRATH* of Jesus. Sometimes, he got angry.
The prophet said "he loved righteousness and hated iniquity (inequity)."
Jesus Christ, Superstar really highlighted many aspects of the humanity of Jesus.
And the bit with the bus took me awhile to figure out - but my theory is - the people who were involved in the crucifixion of Jesus were bit players. They were actors in a drama far bigger than they understood or grasped. I suspect that is what Tim Rice was communicating. (As to the many anachronisms, I'm still not sure what they mean)
Remember, Jesus said "Look at your blank faces, I'll be forgotten - 10 minutes after I'm dead" and his followers refuted him, but in fact, after the crucifixion, they all went back to fishing for a time. Or, in this case, they got back on the bus and went home.
I love the story of Jesus and I think this movie told it well. It presents a sympathetic view of Judas Iscariot, Pilate and Herod, yet that too, has a degree of legitimacy, based in the four gospels.
This is a movie you'll want to see more than once. It has many layers.
However, like most movies, the Book was much, much better. :-)

A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive
A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive
by Dave Pelzer
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 12.99
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 I'd love to meet Dave in person and shake his hand., May 3 2000
And thank him for recording this incredible story. It is a hard book to read - in that the stories he tells are nightmarish and outright horrible. Yet I read the book clear through in a few hours. I had to find out what happened to this dear little boy.
And then I *RAN* to the library to get the sequel and then I went back to get the third book in the series.
A previous post is right - you'll never look at a child in tatters the same way. And to me - that is one of this book's big messages. Several people failed Dave as a child. How many people in school and in his neighborhood saw this sad little boy but lacked the moral courage to help him out?
How many times have I seen a child like that, and went merrily on my way? Hard questions, but thank goodness for Dave's strength and willingness to bring these questions to our thought and our collective consciousness.
This book is a clarion call that we are all responsible for the children in our circle or village. I think we will all be held accountable for looking the other way when we discovered a child in need.
A powerful book. I highly recommend it - but be forewarned, the descriptions are graphic.
And a last note - I am so grateful to hear Dave has been healed of this dreadful past. I hope his story will be a shining light to show others - full healing and restoration is possible.

God Has Never Failed Me: But He's Sure Scared Me to Death a Few Times
God Has Never Failed Me: But He's Sure Scared Me to Death a Few Times
by Stan Toler
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A quick read and a GREAT book!, May 2 2000
First off, you have to love the title.
The title of this book intrigued me so much I just had to buy my own copy and I've read it twice so far. If you love inspiring stories, anecdotes and word pictures that you will never ever forget, this book is for you.
It's a real life - "here's how to apply the Bible to daily life" kind of book. It is funny, it is easy to read and understand and it moved me to tears in several places.
Certainly a foundational item for a Christian's library of books.
I've already recommended this book to several friends. This book is a solid five stars. There is no *down* side to it - it's all good news!

Love Found a Way: Stories of Christmas
Love Found a Way: Stories of Christmas
by Ron Mehl
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A small book that packs a big chubby blessing!, May 2 2000
In my ongoing effort to read every book written by Ron Mehl, I discovered and read this book - "Love Found a Way."
This is a wonderful little book filled with Mehl's trademark anecdotes and stories that really bring a point home and he paints a word picture that inspires and makes a message unforgettable.
Mehl's writing style is much like William Barclay, author of the Daily Bible Studies on Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, etc.
It was said of Barclay that "he saved the Bible from the experts" and the same could be said of Mehl. He shows how the words and works of Jesus are applicable to every need of mankind in the here and now. And the tone in his books is so down-to-earth, yet inspiring. It's a wonderful balance and I loved this book.
However, I must confess - I preferred "Meeting God at a Dead End" also by Mehl. And my number two (mehl) choice would be "The Ten(der) Commandments".
"Love Found a Way" is a wonderful book, I just thought the other two were wonderfuller. :)
His writings have explained the Bible in a way that has really opened my understanding.

1897 Sears Roebuck Catlg
1897 Sears Roebuck Catlg
by S. J. Perelman
Edition: Paperback
13 used & new from CDN$ 23.60

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 An interesting slice of life from Victorian America, May 2 2000
Ce commentaire est de: 1897 Sears Roebuck Catlg (Paperback)
This is a catalogue full of photos and descriptions of old things. I enjoyed perusing it just because I love old things.
The print quality is marginal though, but legible. Words and photos look a bit grainy.
Prices, stock, descriptions, wild exaggerations and boasts of products all paint an interesting picture of life at the turn of the century.
I'm an old house lover and I found this book as an intriguing bit of memorabilia about the way things once were in this country.
The section on women's clothing is wild. Almost unimagineable to realize what women did to themselves in the name of fashion.
A good resource and conversation starter. Old folks can't get enough of it. In fact, it does make a great Christmas present for the over 60 crowd.

Sears, Roebuck Home Builder's Catalog: The Complete Illustrated 1910 Edition
Sears, Roebuck Home Builder's Catalog: The Complete Illustrated 1910 Edition
by Sears Roebuck and Co.
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 23.98
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Even my teenagers loved this book..., May 2 2000
This is a catalogue full of fixtures - plumbing, electrical andmechanical items from the 1910's.
I think it is a tremendousresource for anyone trying to do a faithful restoration of an early20th century home.
It's a book for old house nuts, like me, who just love to sit down and study pictures of old products used in home construction.
Doors, windows, newel posts, fireplace mantels, toilets, sinks, light fixtures, bathtubs, electrical switches, anything that was needed to build an old house is listed in this book.
It is interesting - and the prices are of course incredible, but it's mainly photos and descriptions. No text (that I can recall).
And the photos of these old items are useful in learning how to *date* plumbing and electrical fixtures, which can be useful in determining the age of a house. And it can also help in figuring out if a "period" bath or kitchen is TRULY a period bath and kitchen.
But it is a catalogue, after all.

General's Daughter, the
General's Daughter, the
Offered by aok imports
Prix : CDN$ 32.99
10 used & new from CDN$ 0.70

2.0 étoiles sur 5 It has everything *but* a believable plot..., May 2 2000
Ce commentaire est de: General's Daughter, the (VHS Tape)
First the good - the actors are fantastic. James Woods, Timothy Hutton, James Cromwell (that sweet old farmer in Babe) John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe - they are all wonderful performers. The movie really builds up in the first half and you're thinking, oh wow, who did it, how'd it happen - the suspense is great - but the second half just kind of falls flat.
The plot line, in it's whole, is more than a little implausible. The military is made up of normal men and women, most of which are good decent folks. I doubt *the terrible secret* could have been maintained - as this movie portrays.
And the graphic sex scenes and violence against women were too much for me. I don't see how that added anything needful to the plot.
The second half and the ending were very disappointing. Kind of left me looking at the VCR timer and wondering - how much time is LEFT on this turkey?
I gave it two stars because of the acting, the music, the first half... But 1.5 stars would be more appropos.

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