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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Leila Foster  

Pen Name: None

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Born: 1929 In Richmond, Virginia

Died: 2011 in Evanston, Illinois


-- Leila Foster on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=leila+foster


Illinois Connection

Foster lived in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Leila was a United Methodist minister, a clinical psychologist and a lawyer. She had a Ph.D and a J.D. from Northwestern University and a M.Div from Garrett Theological Seminary


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Titles At Your Library

Search for the Cross
ISBN: 1602901198

OakTara. 2014

Empress Helena is determined to find the tomb of Jesus. Sylvia's family is determined to marry her off. The journey they embark on will change them both. Not long ago, Emperor Constantine ruled for toleration of Christianity and gave it a favored status in the Roman Empire. But for some Christians,like young Sylvia's parents,it was too late. They had already been martyred. For those left alive, shifting loyalties in 325 C.E. made the danger far from over. When the powerful Empress Helena decides to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, Sylvia, now of marriageable age, is chosen to be one of her maids. Helena must grapple with the woes of dealing with a dysfunctional family, including her son, Emperor Constantine. Will she find the empty tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem? Sylvia's family is set on marrying her off to the best suitor. But what about her dreams of love? Might there be something bigger than either has dreamed at the end of their journey? Walk into the tumultuous Roman Empire at a turning point in history,when Christianity is being tolerated, but paganism still reigns. Leila Merrell Foster, also the author of Life Among the Pagans and Life Among the Christians, is a United Methodist minister, a clinical psychologist, and a lawyer. She has a Ph.D. and a J.D. from Northwestern University and an M.Div. from Garrett Theological Seminary. She has written some 56 adult books, chapters, articles, videotape scripts, and 23 children's books.

Asia (Continents)
ISBN: 1403485496

Heinemann. 2006

This updated edition asks you to pack your bags. We are on our way to Asia! Learn about the highest place on Earth, the lowest place on Earth, and the biggest country in the world. Turn the pages of this book to find out: why the northern part of Russia is sometimes called a cold desert, how long it took to build the beautiful Taj Mahal in India, what makes the Dead Sea special.

Modern Nations of the World - Italy
ISBN: 1560064811

Lucent Books. 1998

Once a center of art and architecture and the birthplace of the Roman Empire, Italy retains a special place in European political and cultural life.

Europe (Continents)
ISBN: 1403485518

Heinemann. 2006

This updated edition asks you to pack your bags. We are on our way to Europe! Learn about the world's longest motor traffic tunnel, the largest inland sea on Earth, and the smallest country in the world. Turn the pages of this book to find out: how fjords in Norway make it possible for large ships to sail far inland, why the Eiffel Tower was built and how many people visit it each year, where the Colosseum is and how it was used.

The Sumerians (First Book)
ISBN: 0531108740

Franklin Watts. 1990

Looks at arts and sciences of ancient Sumeria, its religious customs, and the effect it left on the Western world, describing how archaeologists discovered this lost civilization.

Bhutan (ENCHANTMENT OF THE WORLD SECOND SERIES)
ISBN: 0516027093

Childrens Pr. 1989

An introduction to this small, strategically important Himalayan kingdom

Africa (Continents)
ISBN: 140348547X

Heinemann. 2006

This updated edition asks you to pack your bags. We are on our way to Africa! Learn about the world's longest freshwater lake, the hottest place on Earth, and the longest river in the world. Turn the pages of this book to find out: when the Great Pyramid of Giza was built and why, the location of an ancient city called Timbuktu, what papyrus is and how it is used.

Antarctica (Continents)
ISBN: 1403485488

Heinemann. 2006

This updated edition asks you to pack your bags. We are on our way to Antarctica! Learn about the coldest place on Earth, a sheet of ice the size of Texas, and the largest icebergs in the world. Turn the pages of this book to find out: who Roald Amundsen was and what he discovered, why the South Pole sometimes has to be moved, how glaciers move.

Puerto Rico (A Visit to)
ISBN: 1575723816

Heinemann. 2000

An introduction to the land, culture, and people of Puerto Rico.

Kuwait (Enchantment of the World Second Series)
ISBN: 0516206044

Childrens Pr. 1998

Describes the history, geography, economy, language, religion, sports, arts, and people of this oil-rich country located on the northwestern shore of the Persian Gulf


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