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Yes, but please use all this information freely, with respect to other copyrighted material that may be individually noted.

Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version ©1973, 1978, 1984 by the International Bible Society and used by permission from Zondervan Publishing House, along with the NIV Life Application Bible by Tyndale House Publishers, copyright ©1988, 89, 90, 91. None of this could be possible in one lay person's lifetime without the aid of a concordance -- in this case, the NIV Exhaustive Concordance, edited by Edward W. Goodrick and John R. Kohlenberger III, ©1990 by The Zondervan Corporation.

Other Bible translations used as reference and cross-reference sources include: The New American Standard Bible, ©1960, 62, 63, 68, 71, 72, 73 by the Lockman Foundation; Authorized King James Version Holy Bible, published by The World Publishing Company; American Standard Version Holy Bible, ©1901 by Thomas Nelson & Sons; Revised Standard Version Holy Bible, ©1953 Thomas Nelson & Sons; The Living Bible, ©1971 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Letters for the title graphic were adapted from the "Book of Victorian Alphabets & Designs" (twelfth century alphabet), ©1990 by Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. The pointing angel image was adapted from "Styles of Ornament" by Alexander Speltz, page 164, plate 89, figure 8: Arch from the Cathedral Monreale (Hittorff), published by Gramercy Books and distributed by Random House Value Publishing, Inc.

This website is copyright ©1997, 2003 by Michael McGhee. Reference sources for material include various websites, borrowed books, public libraries, an old set of Collier's Encyclopedias (©1968, Crowell-Collier Educational Corporation), and a battered Webster's New World Second Edition Collegiate Dictionary from Prentice Hall Press.

Quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer were taken from The Cost of Discipleship, First Touchstone Edition 1995, ©1959 by Simon & Schuster, translated from the German Nachfolge first published in 1937.

        "Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. I tell you the truth, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny." (Matthew 5:25-26)