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A Drunks Tale from a Living Hell to Freedom

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Did you ever wonder what goes through the mind of an alcoholic? Why wont he stop drinking? How many jobs must be lost or relationships destroyed? How many DUIs does it take for him to quit? Doesnt he know he is killing himself? If you wondered this about a family member or loved one or have asked these questions about yourself, this book gives insight into one alcoholics mind and his personal journey to get sober and actions he takes daily to ensure lasting sobriety.

Being Sober

Being Sober Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Harry Haroutunian
Editor: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623360064
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Featured on The Dr. Oz Show in Special Addiction Episode with Steven Tyler The disease of addiction affects 1 out of 10 people in the United States, and is a devastating—often, fatal—illness. Now, from the physician director of the renowned Betty Ford Center, comes a step-by-step plan with a realistic "one-day-at-a-time" approach to a disease that so often seems insurmountable. With a focus on reclaiming the power that comes from a life free of dependency, Being Sober walks readers through the many phases of addiction and recovery without judgment or the overly "cultish" language of traditional 12-step plans. It also addresses the latest face of this disease: the "highly functioning" addict, or someone who is still able to achieve personal and professional success even as they battle a drug or alcohol problem. Dr. Haroutunian tackles this provocative issue head-on, offering new insight into why you don't have to "bottom out" to get help. Dr. Haroutunian is himself a recovering alcoholic and knows firsthand the challenges of sobriety. His background and expertise in the field of alcohol and drug treatment give him a powerful edge and perspective that is unparalleled in his field. With a foreword written by Steven Tyler, Being Sober uses clear, straightforward language and offers a proven path toward an emotional sobriety and a rewarding new life based on gratitude, dignity, and self-respect.

From Slavery to True Freedom

From Slavery to True Freedom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Curtis Flanagan
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1664109056
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This is a amazing story is of a young so called African American man by the name of Curtis Flanagan now known as Nycere Ezikiel Bey, and how he overcame persecution by the worlds most powerful country, The extent in which the local so called authorities would go to stop this young mans goals from being achieved and his message from getting to the people, It touches on his childhood and how it shaped the way this mans future of becoming a powerful sovereign outside of legislation; which in most cases make life more difficult than if legislation was not prevalent. It exposes the actual goal of the government to subject the people of America to the will of the British crown and other involved kingdoms. It illustrates times of his life; in which seemed so rim most people thought he would remain in prison for a lifetime, but if the people realized what was going on they would be outrage tat this man was only exercising his inherent rights. It in tells his spiritual journey from Christianity to Moorish science then to Judaism, and how his new found spirituality was a tool to free him from mental physical and spiritual slavery. It in tells about the dark powers that be used their power and influence to attempt to silence the warrior sprit of the man determined to free himself and also his children from the clutches of what he considered the beast.

Bill W

Bill W Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Thomsen
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1592859550
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Robert Thomsen's biography describes the story of Bill W., a stirring spiritual odyssey through triumph, failure, and rebirth, with vital meaning for men and women everywhere. This is the story of a man whose discovery and vision have changed the lives of millions of people throughout the world. Robert Thomsen's biography takes readers through the events of Bill W.'s life, all the while detailing Bill's growing dependence on alcohol. Thomsen writes of the collapse that brought Bill to the verge of death and of the luminous instant of insight that saved him. This turning point led Bill to the encounter in 1935 with Dr. Bob and the start of what was to be a new beginning for countless others who despaired of finding rescue and redemption. Every night at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings around the world, a speaker says, "Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now." This describes the story of Bill W., a stirring spiritual odyssey through triumph, failure, and rebirth, with vital meaning for men and women everywhere.

Five Hours Before Midnight: A Story of Fear, Faith, and Survival

Five Hours Before Midnight: A Story of Fear, Faith, and Survival Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Adams
Editor: Ambassador International
ISBN: 1620203731
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Pitch black velvety eerie sky that night, not a sound anywhere. I was rejected, betrayed, abused, and left for dead. Three days from nowhere, I thought my life was over, but the Lord rescued me. I ran twenty-five hundred miles away from one nightmare and wound up in another far worse. The man followed me for years. Despite my attempts to rid myself of this fearful specter, he was always there. Deep in my fear, God saved me once again. Up on that high, rigid Verdes Cliff with the raging water beneath me, death was all around. On the verge of insanity, the Lord stepped in and rescued me. He gave me back my life. This is my story of how, despite fearful circumstances, God is always there. No matter where you are, no matter what midnight hour you face, remember you are more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus.

The Real Gorbals Story

The Real Gorbals Story Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Colin MacFarlane
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1780571682
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Colin MacFarlane was born in the Gorbals in the 1950s, 20 years after the publication of No Mean City, the classic novel about pre-war life in what was once Glasgow's most deprived district. He lived in the same street as its fictional 'razor king', Johnnie Stark, and subsequently realised that a lot of the old characters represented in the book were still around as late as the 1960s. Men still wore bunnets and played pitch and toss; women still treated the steamie as their social club. The razor gangs were running amok once again, and filth, violence, crime, rats, poverty and drunkenness abounded, just like they did in No Mean City. MacFarlane witnessed the last days of the old Gorbals as a major regeneration programme, begun in 1961, was implemented, and, as a street boy, he had a unique insight into a once great community in rapid decline. In this engrossing book, MacFarlane reveals what it was really like to live in the old Gorbals.

The Book of Mirdad

The Book of Mirdad Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mikhail Naimy
Editor: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 1780283083
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A classic of spiritual literature - Mikhail Naimy, a contemporary of Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet, has woven legend, mysticism, philosophy and poetry into a powerful allegorical story that has touched the hearts of millions of readers.

Quit Like a Woman

Quit Like a Woman Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Holly Whitaker
Editor: Dial Press
ISBN: 1984825062
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An unflinching examination of how our drinking culture hurts women and a gorgeous memoir of how one woman healed herself.”—Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untamed “You don’t know how much you need this book, or maybe you do. Either way, it will save your life.”—Melissa Hartwig Urban, Whole30 co-founder and CEO The founder of the first female-focused recovery program offers a groundbreaking look at alcohol and a radical new path to sobriety. We live in a world obsessed with drinking. We drink at baby showers and work events, brunch and book club, graduations and funerals. Yet no one ever questions alcohol’s ubiquity—in fact, the only thing ever questioned is why someone doesn’t drink. It is a qualifier for belonging and if you don’t imbibe, you are considered an anomaly. As a society, we are obsessed with health and wellness, yet we uphold alcohol as some kind of magic elixir, though it is anything but. When Holly Whitaker decided to seek help after one too many benders, she embarked on a journey that led not only to her own sobriety, but revealed the insidious role alcohol plays in our society and in the lives of women in particular. What’s more, she could not ignore the ways that alcohol companies were targeting women, just as the tobacco industry had successfully done generations before. Fueled by her own emerging feminism, she also realized that the predominant systems of recovery are archaic, patriarchal, and ineffective for the unique needs of women and other historically oppressed people—who don’t need to lose their egos and surrender to a male concept of God, as the tenets of Alcoholics Anonymous state, but who need to cultivate a deeper understanding of their own identities and take control of their lives. When Holly found an alternate way out of her own addiction, she felt a calling to create a sober community with resources for anyone questioning their relationship with drinking, so that they might find their way as well. Her resultant feminine-centric recovery program focuses on getting at the root causes that lead people to overindulge and provides the tools necessary to break the cycle of addiction, showing us what is possible when we remove alcohol and destroy our belief system around it. Written in a relatable voice that is honest and witty, Quit Like a Woman is at once a groundbreaking look at drinking culture and a road map to cutting out alcohol in order to live our best lives without the crutch of intoxication. You will never look at drinking the same way again.

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rick Meyerowitz
Editor: Abrams
ISBN: 1683357671
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From its first issue in April, 1970, the National Lampoon blazed like a comet, defining comedy as we know it today. To create Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, former Lampoon illustrator Rick Meyerowitz selected the funniest material from the magazine and sought out the survivors of its first electrifying decade to gather their most revealing and outrageous stories. The result is a mind-boggling tour through the early days of an institution whose alumni left their fingerprints all over popular culture: Animal House, Caddyshack, Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters, SCTV, Spinal Tap, In Living Color, Ren & Stimpy, The Simpsons—even Sesame Street counts a few Lampooners among its ranks. Long before there was The Onion and Comedy Central news shows, there was the National Lampoon, setting the bar in comedy impossibly high! A very similar title, differing only in the subtitle, was used for the 2015 documentary film, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon, for which Rick Meyerowitz designed the poster, as he also did for the 1978 film National Lampoon's Animal House. Praise for the documentary Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead (2015): This film looks longingly back at the 1970s when a smart, tasteless joke could make you laugh out loud without worrying about hurting someone’s feelings or being attacked on social media. —The New York Times It all looks like more fun than you or I will ever have in our lives, and Chevy Chase and Ivan Reitman are on hand to tell some of the stories. —Hollywood Reporter

Freedom from Addiction

Freedom from Addiction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Neil T. Anderson,Julia Quarles,Mike Quarles
Editor: Baker Books
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Many Christians are locked in a cycle of addiction, particularly in the areas of alcohol and drug abuse. Many have turned to twelve-step programs for help. But where is the incredible power of Christ in this process? In a positive, noncondemning way, Anderson provides an alternative model of recovery for substance and alcohol abusers, a model that will also work for individuals struggling with other kinds of addictions. The first half of Freedom from Addictions tells the unbelievable story of Mike and Julia Quarles, and how Mike overcame a debilitating addiction to alcohol. He achieved success by applying the principles that make up the central theme of Dr. Anderson's message: that we are saints according to God's Word (Ephesians 1) and that true freedom comes from realizing our identity in Christ.

Five Minutes Longer - A World War II Story

Five Minutes Longer - A World War II Story Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Siddhant Joshi
Editor: One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9352011430
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"A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer." - Ralph Waldo Emerson September 1942: The once unstoppable German Army has been halted in Russia. The German advance in Africa is no longer the threat it was. For the first time since 1939, there is hope for the Allies. But there have been no decisive victories on the ground since Operation Crusader. The Commandos, an elite fighting force, called upon to conduct daring operations behind enemy lines, like Operation Chariot, have brought hope back to beleaguered Britain with their hard won successes. But the war is far from over. And Winston Churchill warns his country, ‘It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is perhaps, the end of the beginning’. Captain Jimmy McKay of the Commandos, and his men, must fight against great odds to snatch elusive victory in the face of deep personal loss. Though time and history have marched on since those years when the fate of the free world hung in precarious balance, the deeds of valour of the many unsung heroes who fought and fell for the cause, continue to fill our hearts and minds.

Secularism and Identity

Secularism and Identity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Reza Gholami
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317058267
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Within western political, media and academic discourses, Muslim communities are predominantly seen through the prism of their Islamic religiosities, yet there exist within diasporic communities unique and complex secularisms. Drawing on detailed interview and ethnographic material gathered in the UK, this book examines the ways in which a form of secularism - ’non-Islamiosity’ - amongst members of the Iranian diaspora shapes ideas and practices of diasporic community and identity, as well as wider social relations. In addition to developing a novel theoretical paradigm to make sense of the manner in which diasporic communities construct and live diasporic identity and consciousness in a way that marginalises, stigmatises or eradicates only ’Islam’, Secularism and Identity shows how this approach is used to overcome religiously inculcated ideas and fashion a desirable self, thus creating a new space in which to live and thereby attaining ’freedom’. Calling into question notions of anti-Islamism and Islamophobia, whilst examining secularism as a means or mechanism rather than an end, this volume offers a new understanding of religion as a marker of migrant identity. As such it will appeal to scholars of sociology, anthropology and political science with interests in migration and ethnicity, diasporic communities, the sociology of religion and emerging forms of secularism.

Out of the Wreck I Rise

Out of the Wreck I Rise Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Neil Steinberg,Sara Bader
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022614027X
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“There’s still time to change things.”—Siri Hustvedt, The Blazing World Addiction is easy to fall into and hard to escape. It destroys the lives of individuals, and has a devastating cost to society. The National Institute of Health estimates seventeen million adults in the United States are alcoholics or have a serious problem with alcohol. At the same time, the country is seeing entire communities brought to their knees because of opioid additions. These scourges affect not only those who drink or use drugs but also their families and friends, who witness the horror of addiction. With Out of the Wreck I Rise, Neil Steinberg and Sara Bader have created a resource like no other—one that harnesses the power of literature, poetry, and creativity to illuminate what alcoholism and addiction are all about, while forging change, deepening understanding, and even saving lives. Structured to follow the arduous steps to sobriety, the book marshals the wisdom of centuries and explores essential topics, including the importance of time, navigating family and friends, relapse, and what Raymond Carver calls “gravy,” the reward that is recovery. Each chapter begins with advice and commentary followed by a wealth of quotes to inspire and heal. The result is a mosaic of observations and encouragement that draws on writers and artists spanning thousands of years—from Seneca to David Foster Wallace, William Shakespeare to Patti Smith. The ruminations of notorious drinkers like John Cheever, Charles Bukowski, and Ernest Hemingway shed light on the difficult process of becoming sober and remind the reader that while the literary alcoholic is often romanticized, recovery is the true path of the hero. Along with traditional routes to recovery—Alcoholics Anonymous, out-patient therapy, and intensive rehabilitation programs—this literary companion offers valuable support and inspiration to anyone seeking to fight their addiction or to a struggling loved one. Featuring Charles Bukowski, John Cheever, Dante, Ricky Gervais, Ernest Hemingway, Billie Holiday, Anne Lamott, John Lennon, Haruki Murakami, Anaïs Nin, Mary Oliver, Samuel Pepys, Rainer Maria Rilke, J. K. Rowling, Patti Smith, Kurt Vonnegut, and many more.

Sober Mercies

Sober Mercies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heather Harpham Kopp
Editor: Jericho Books
ISBN: 1455527734
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Where do you turn for hope when you already have the answer--but the answer isn't working? As a long-time Christian, Heather Kopp never expected to become an out-of-control alcoholic who kept private stashes of booze all over the place--tucked behind books in her study, zipped into a special compartment in her oversized purse, at the back of her closet stuffed inside her boots. Even as her career and marriage teetered on the brink, Kopp couldn't get a grip, desperately hiding the true extent of her drinking from the rest of the world--her husband included. During the day she wrote books about God and prayer and family. At night she'd locked herself in her bathroom to guzzle chardonnay. For her, as for many Christians who struggle with addiction, overwhelming shame and confusion only made things worse. Why wasn't her faith enough to save her? Why didn't repentance, Bible reading and prayer work? Where was God? Meanwhile, as she watched in horror, her grown son descended into his own nightmare of drugs and alcohol. She feared for his life, yet she couldn't stop drinking long enough to help him--or find a way out for herself. Until the day everything changed. Engaging, funny and bracingly honest, Kopp shares her remarkable journey into darkness...and back to the light again. Her story reveals the unique challenges and spiritual conundrums Christians face when they become ensnared in an addiction, and the redemption that's possible when we finally reach the end of ourselves. If you love Jesus but shop too much, drink too much, eat too much, crush on men who aren't your husband, or otherwise fixate on doing things you hate but can't stop doing, SOBER MERCIES is for you. As you follow Kopp's sincere, stumbling journey toward freedom and a deeply satisfying relationship with God, you'll find renewed hope--and practical steps of recovery--for your own journey.

Whispers from the Wilderness

Whispers from the Wilderness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alan Cutler
Editor: Covenant Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1644687763
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A truthful, gritty, sometimes heart-wrenching look at the life of an overcomer. Join an everyman on his own odyssey from dysfunction, addiction, and near-death experiences to a life of peace and helping others find their way. A story that truly shows that no matter how dark the day, there is light and someone will hear your whispers.

Boundaries of Freedom

Boundaries of Freedom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lee Thai
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532658389
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Are our pains and sufferings preordained and fixed by God, or are they the consequences of man's actions? Can the immutable Lord ever change his mind in response to our prayers? This dilemma of God's sovereignty and man's free will has been a quandary for the church for nearly two thousand years. Previous solutions (Calvinism, Arminianism, Molinism, and Open Theism) have not been successful in deciphering the enigma. The problem is now resolved by exposing the fallacies in man's claim that he is given no other choice but to do whatever the Lord foreknew and foreordained. Using the analogy of the dual nature of light, the "quantum proposal" affirms that man has alternative options that were created and foreknown by God within his predetermined boundaries. From Adam's fall in Genesis to Paul's ministry in the New Testament, alternative possibilities have always been offered. Men are free to choose among the given options and must live with the consequences, whether good or evil. This groundbreaking work is a must-read for all Christians who struggle with the dilemma of divine sovereignty and humans responsibility.


BORN TO RAISE HELL Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Lisa Bruce
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514459175
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Child abuse, domestic violence, alcoholism, drugs, depression, and shame, are just a few of the everyday situations that Dr. Lisa Bruce became well acquainted with. Struggling to find guidance and support, this book details the challenging life that she not only endured, but overcame. From the beginning, you will see a life destined for trouble and question how could anybody survive, let alone transition to lead a normal life. This book is a written account of a lifestyle that appeared to be leading to disaster, yet we see God had other plans. This is a true testimony to the power of His divine will. Read this book and gain profound insight into the mind of a woman who was born to raise hell.

Letters to Aaron-The Hal Luebbert Story

Letters to Aaron-The Hal Luebbert Story Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hal von Luebbert
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781450098007
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First published as the author's primal scream, "Letters to Aaron" is an autobiographical and factual story of treachery - treachery typical of the United States. Nations, tribes, and people like Hungary, the Rhade, Montagnard, and Hmong (Meo), of Vietnam and Laos, to say nothing of most of the nations in Latin America, will recognize and know it well. Nearly countless individuals, including statesmen, soldiers, and covert operatives sacrificed on the altar of corrupt capitalism would, too - were they not dead as the result. Recruited at sixteen years of age by the CIA and trained in Iceland and Germany with the Tenth Special Forces Group, Hal Luebbert did missions in East Germany, Hungary, and Finland (i.e., the Soviet Union) before being sent to Cuba with orders to kill Fidel Castro. Disillusioned by the obvious propagandist fabrications of his superiors once having reached the island nation, Hal rejected his orders, returning on his own to the U.S., and writing a warning letter to Castro. The rest, it is said, is history. Stymied finally in its efforts to punish the renegade, the U.S. played its Ace in the Hole the Internal Revenue Service. In 1978, the US government in its IRS avatar destroyed his business and family. In 1985, when he had recovered and remarried, they did it all again, this time driving a teenage son to three attempts at suicide. A war ensued, and when von Luebbert counterattacked federal murder attempts with electronic and personal surveillance proving massive governmental crime, a US District Court protected their federal employers by ruling his records exempted under the Freedom of Information Act by the national secrets exemption. US Senators and national media forwarded proof of federal crime like mayhem, murder, rape, and extortion to commit rape protected their masters by concealment of the evidence and personal silence. ' Remember,' 2nd President John Adams said, 'democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.' Hal von Luebbert's war has proved the fact of the one certainty for survival exists in a rapidly decaying democracy. That is to "get something" - preferably a great deal - on people high in government. If there is a mitigating factor, it is only that in a government like ours, there is always much to find. Protected still by evidence of federal crime, together with the fact of large numbers of remaining witnesses available for subpoena, von Luebbert lives mostly in the wild in Texas and states where concealed handgun laws make it possible for him to defend himself with lethal force. He is also a sixth degree black belt and three time national judo champion. It helps when government reverts to its true character and methods.

Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy

Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Erin McKenna,Scott L. Pratt
Editor: Open Court
ISBN: 0812696921
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Jimmy Buffett and his music have touched the lives of millions of people around the world, spanning generations and genres. But is Buffett's music just a good time, or is there a deeper level to it? Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy shows the philosophical side of this self-proclaimed non-philosopher's work. The articles in this book provide an accessible approach to thinking about Buffett's music philosophically and to thinking about philosophy from the perspective of Jimmy Buffett's music. Along the way, questions are raised about figures in the philosophical tradition from ancient to contemporary — Epicurus, Diogenes, Heidegger, Josiah Royce, William James, John Dewey, and Judith Butler. In addition, questions about a wide range of traditional philosophical issues, including aesthetic theory, identity, knowledge, culture, and being, are explored.

Born in Fear

Born in Fear Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Dolen
Editor: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1525523732
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Suicide, addiction, abuse, drugs, alcohol, and violence can destroy individuals, families, and communities. Through years of working with people who aspired to change their lives, Richard developed approaches and techniques to assist in the betterment of many lives. His book presents an easy-to-read, self-help approach to examining one’s life and making life-altering decisions to re-direct one’s future. Richard has worked in Canada and the US, and truly believes sufferers plagued by toxic attitudes would find benefit and hope in his words. This book is a ‘reminder’ to those who wished to improve their lives, and did so ... a ‘reminder’ of their past and how to remain on their empowerment and positive thinking paths. Relinquishing negative impulses and habits of a damaging life can be a monumental challenge. However, with the help of Richard’s words, change can achieve a more satisfying life. The book outlines how one develops certain negative thoughts early in life. It provides examples of lives that ‘have’ changed through workshop attendance. The book gives confidence to lives mired in self-doubt, shame, and hopelessness. This book provides optimism, direction, and insight into a better life than that which for years caused much pain, anguish, and regret.

The Journey of a Shaman

The Journey of a Shaman Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Yaxk'in
Editor: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504389271
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This book is born out of the idea that we are all essentially one with a prime source of energy. We are all on a journey of the soul, searching and seeking out our true nature. It has been carefully created to reflect that we are more than we have been taught in our schools and society. We have been placed into a dream, which is an illusionary one but one which our spiritual essence seeks to be awakened from. It has been written to inspire and excite others to follow the path of the heart, the one heart, and realize their full potential of unlimited possibilities that exists when you allow the higher realms to guide ones journey. This book charts the challenges and magical experiences that Michael has uncovered on his path of remembrance. The reader is reminded that the journey is the contract between souls and the heavenly realms, which reveals the truth of their being. The story takes on a personal adventure of ancient discoveries of past lives intermingled with present life clues into Michaels true essence as a spiritual warrior of light. It aims to show the reader that even those people who have assumed that their life has no meaning and who may not have achieved an academic standing still can achieve accolades beyond their wildest imagination just by working for the heavenly realms. The book attempts to nudge the reader to further explore the soul and the many adventures that await those who choose to follow the path back to the light. Michael wishes to pass on the wisdom he has acquired for the benefit of helping other light beings evolve and return the surface of Mother Earth back to the light. By believing in ones self, the reader can be elevated in a direction that, out of faith and the power of love, comes only magical good in ones life. Believing is seeing, not the other way round, as we have been taught. Following this parameter, the initiated and dedicated student of light begins to believe in himself and to find the clues, answers, which open doors for them. Belief is part of your consciousness; your soul already knows whom one is. Now is the time of your remembering!


Drinking Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Caroline Knapp
Editor: Dial Press
ISBN: 044033408X
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Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Many of them, like Caroline Knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor," a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it. It was love at first sight. The beads of moisture on a chilled bottle. The way the glasses clinked and the conversation flowed. Then it became obsession. The way she hid her bottles behind her lover's refrigerator. The way she slipped from the dinner table to the bathroom, from work to the bar. And then, like so many love stories, it fell apart. Drinking is Caroline Kapp's harrowing chronicle of her twenty-year love affair with alcohol. Caroline had her first drink at fourteen. She drank through her yeras at an Ivy League college, and through an award-winning career as an editor and columnist. Publicly she was a dutiful daughter, a sophisticated professional. Privately she was drinking herself into oblivion. This startlingly honest memoir lays bare the secrecy, family myths, and destructive relationships that go hand in hand with drinking. And it is, above all, a love story for our times—full of passion and heartbreak, betrayal and desire—a triumph over the pain and deception that mark an alcoholic life. Praise for Drinking “Quietly moving . . . Caroline Knapp dazzles us with her heady description of alcohol's allure and its devastating hold.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Filled with hard-won wisdom . . . [a] perceptive and revealing book.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Eloquent . . . a remarkable exercise in self-discovery.”—The New York Times “Drinking not only describes triumph; it is one.”—Newsweek

Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age

Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Editor: A. A. World Services, Inc.
ISBN: 1940889944
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A.A. co-founder Bill W. tells the story of the growth of Alcoholics Anonymous from its make-or-break beginnings in New York and Akron in the early 1930s to its spread across the country and overseas in the years that followed. A wealth of personal accounts and anecdotes portray the dramatic power of the A.A. Twelve Step program of recovery — unique not only in its approach to treating alcoholism but also in its spiritual impact and social influence. Bill recounts the evolution of the Twelve Steps, the Twelve Traditions and the Twelve Concepts for World Service — those principles and practices that protect A.A.s Three Legacies of Recovery, Unity and Service — and how in 1955 the responsibility for these were passed on by the founding members to the Fellowship (A.A.’s membership at large). In closing chapters of Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age, early "friends of A.A.," including the influential Dr. Silkworth and Father Ed Dowling, share their perspectives. Includes 16 pages of archival photographs. For those interested in the history of A.A. and how it has withstood the test of time, Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age offers on the growth of this ground-breaking movement. Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age has been approved by the General Service Conference.

A Happier Hour

A Happier Hour Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rebecca Weller
Editor: Mod By Dom Pty Ltd
ISBN: 0994602316
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When Rebecca Weller’s pounding, dehydrated head woke her at 3am, yet again, she stared at the ceiling, wondering why the hell she kept doing this to herself. At 39 years of age – and a Health Coach, no less – she knew better than to down several bottles of wine per week. Her increasingly dysfunctional relationship with alcohol had to stop, but after decades of social drinking, she was terrified of what that might mean. How could she live a joyful existence, without alcohol? How would she relax, socialise, or celebrate – without wine? In sheer frustration, on a morning filled with regret and tears, she embarks on a 3-month sobriety experiment that becomes a quest for self-discovery, and ultimately, transforms her entire world. A Happier Hour is a heartfelt, moving, and inspiring story for anyone who has ever had to give up something they loved in order to get what they truly wanted.

Rosewater (Movie Tie-in Edition)

Rosewater (Movie Tie-in Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maziar Bahari,Aimee Molloy
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY JON STEWART | Previously published as Then They Came for Me When Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran’s presidential election, he assured his pregnant fiancée, Paola, that he’d be back in just a few days, a week at most. Little did he know, as he kissed her good-bye, that he would spend the next three months in Iran’s most notorious prison, enduring brutal interrogation sessions at the hands of a man he knew only by his smell: Rosewater. For the Bahari family, wars, coups, and revolutions are not distant concepts but intimate realities they have suffered for generations: Maziar’s father was imprisoned by the shah in the 1950s, and his sister by Ayatollah Khomeini in the 1980s. Alone in his cell at Evin Prison, fearing the worst, Maziar draws strength from his memories of the courage of his father and sister in the face of torture, and hears their voices speaking to him across the years. He dreams of being with Paola in London, and imagines all that she and his rambunctious, resilient eighty-four-year-old mother must be doing to campaign for his release. During the worst of his encounters with Rosewater, he silently repeats the names of his loved ones, calling on their strength and love to protect him and praying he will be released in time for the birth of his first child. A riveting, heart-wrenching memoir, Rosewater offers insight into the past seventy years of regime change in Iran, as well as the future of a country where the democratic impulses of the youth continually clash with a government that becomes more totalitarian with each passing day. An intimate and fascinating account of contemporary Iran, it is also the moving and wonderfully written story of one family’s extraordinary courage in the face of repression. “I really connected to Maziar’s story. It’s a personal story but one with universal appeal about what it means to be free.”—Jon Stewart “An important and elegant book . . . a prison memoir enlarged into a family history.”—The New Republic “Clear and compelling . . . engaging and informative—a gripping tribute to human dedication and a cogent indictment of a corrupt regime.”—Washington Independent Review of Books “[Rosewater] is not only a fascinating, human exploration into Bahari’s personal experience . . . it also provides insight into the shared experience of those affected by repressive governments everywhere.”—Mother Jones “A damning account . . . [Rosewater] turns a lens not only on Iran’s surreal justice system but on the history and culture that helped produce it.”—The Washington Post “[Rosewater] is a unique achievement. It is a story not just of political cruelty (a subject Bahari treats movingly), but also about the two poles of Iranian political culture, bent together in upheaval.”—The Guardian (UK) “A beautifully written account of life in Iran, filled with insights not only into the power struggles and political machinations but into the personal, emotional lives of the people living in that complicated country. Maziar Bahari is a brave man and a wonderful storyteller.”—Fareed Zakaria

The Autobiography of Jesus X

The Autobiography of Jesus X Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ross Allaire
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
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It's not what you think. Unless you think everything is wrong. Imagine if Kurt Vonnegut and Hunter Thompson collaborated on a new version of The Bible, and you kinda get the gist. The Autobiography of Jesus X is not for the faint of heart! Here is the prophet: a cynical, dreadlocked pothead crackpot who's done all sorts of despicable things. For which He wonders if forgiveness is possible. Because now he is a only a ghost of the God he once was - now retired. After this one incarnation as a human being on Earth, he quit. As God, he had become indifferent. But as a tall black Jew with blue eyes and red hair in the Roman Empire, he proved to be too smart for his own good. Or maybe just too human. He tried to quit. The Autobiography of Jesus X is either the new Bible or the most offensive book ever written, or both. Maybe neither. This is part sci-fi/fantasy, part exposé memoir, and part stand-up comedy. He pretty much frames it as His last message to humanity. So we might want to listen. Or read. Or whatever.


MAC THE DOG Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William M. Connolly
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
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Mac the Dog is a historical and futuristic novel. It follows Andy Callahan from his birth in 1944 to his death in 2024. It follows Madeline Jones from her childhood in 1990 to her mid-thirties. It’s a simple story of a once great, proud and heroic nation that was turned upside down by domestic enemies. It tracks that nation’s descent into greed, corruption, violence, drugs, profligate profiteering and imperialism. It documents the bravery of the few, the herd mentality of too many, and the nation’s fall from grace.

A Complete Concordance to Shakespeare

A Complete Concordance to Shakespeare Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Bartlett
Editor: Springer
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A complete concordance or verbal index to words, phrases and passages in the dramatic works of Shakespeare. There is also a supplementary concordance to the poems. This is an essential reference work for all students and readers of Shakespeare.

The Grapes of Wrath - Literature Kit Gr. 9-12

The Grapes of Wrath - Literature Kit Gr. 9-12 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gideon Jagged
Editor: Classroom Complete Press
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In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: The Grapes of Wrath is a Pulitzer Prize winning story about an impoverished family making their way to California in hopes of a better future. Set in the Great Depression, the Joad family travel from Oklahoma to California after their farm is destroyed in the Dust Bowl. Along the way, the family meets others on their way to California. While talking to those coming back from California, the Joad's are forced to confront the possibility that their lives may not be bettered by going to California. Aware that nothing remains for them in Oklahoma, the family continue on. Reaching California, the family is met with hard labor, unions, protests, and finally murder. The Grapes of Wrath is a celebrated classic of modern American literature. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.

Wicked Fist

Wicked Fist Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eve McDougall
Editor: Wild Goose Publications
ISBN: 1849520801
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A true and shocking story of a juvenile locked up in an adult prison that raises many public issues concerning penal affairs, after-care, rehabilitation and delinquency.


Censorship Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Derek Jones
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136798641
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Witness (later issued as Evil Relations)

Witness (later issued as Evil Relations) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Smith,Carol Ann Lee
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Despite standing as chief prosecution witness in the Moors Murders trial, David Smith was vilified by the public due to the accusations thrown at him by Myra Hindley and Ian Brady about his involvement in their crimes. Hindley's later confession that she and Brady had lied in an attempt to reduce their sentences did little to diminish the slurs against his name. For almost 45 years, Smith was asked by writers and film-makers to tell his story. Apart from a handful of brief interviews, he always refused. Carol Ann Lee met Smith during her research for One of Your Own, her critically acclaimed biography of Hindley, following which he finally agreed to reveal all. In Witness, interviews, archival research and, most significantly, David Smith's own vivid memoir are fused to create an unforgettable, often harrowing account of his life before, during and after the Moors Murders.

Understanding Roberto Bolaño

Understanding Roberto Bolaño Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ricardo Gutiérrez-Mouat
Editor: Univ of South Carolina Press
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In Understanding Roberto Bolaño, Ricardo Gutiérrez-Mouat offers a comprehensive analysis of this critically acclaimed Chilean poet and novelist whose work brought global attention to Latin American literature in the 1960s unseen since the rise of García Márquez and magic realism. Best known for The Savage Detectives, winner of the Rómulo Gallegos Prize; the novella By Night in Chile; and the posthumously published novel 2666, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Bolaño died in 2003 just as his reputation was becoming established. After a brief biographical sketch, Gutiérrez-Mouat chronologically contextualizes literary interpretations of Bolaño’s work in terms of his life, cultural background, and political ideals. Gutiérrez-Mouat explains Bolaño’s work to an English-speaking audience—including his relatively neglected poetry—and conveys a sense of where Bolaño fits in the Latin American tradition. Since his death, eleven of novels, four short story collections, and three poetry collections have been translated into English. The afterword addresses Bolaño’s status as a Latin American writer, as the former literary editor of El País claimed, “neither magical realist, nor baroque nor localist, but [creator of] an imaginary, extraterritorial mirror of Latin America, more as a kind of state of mind than a specific place.”

Historical Dictionary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David E. Cartwright
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144226795X
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on all of Schopenhauer’s books, significant philosophical ideas and concepts, as well as entries covering significant figures in his life and those influenced by this thinking.. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Arthur Schopenhauer.

The Dilemmas of Dissidence in East-Central Europe

The Dilemmas of Dissidence in East-Central Europe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara J. Falk
Editor: Central European University Press
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Discusses one of the major currents leading to the fall of communism. Falk examines the intellectual dissident movements in Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary from the late 1960s through to 1989. In spite of its historic significance, no other comprehensive survey has appeared on the subject. In addition to the huge list of written sources from samizdat works to recent essays, Falks sources include interviews with many personalities of those events as well as videos and films (including Oscar winners).

Hell-Bent: Obsession, Pain, and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Competitive Yoga

Hell-Bent: Obsession, Pain, and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Competitive Yoga Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Benjamin Lorr
Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
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Author Benjamin Lorr wandered into a yoga studio—and fell down a rabbit hole Hell-Bent explores a fascinating, often surreal world at the extremes of American yoga. Benjamin Lorr walked into his first yoga studio on a whim, overweight and curious, and quickly found the yoga reinventing his life. He was studying Bikram Yoga (or "hot yoga") when a run-in with a master and competitive yoga champion led him into an obsessive subculture—a group of yogis for whom eight hours of practice a day in 110- degree heat was just the beginning. So begins a journey. Populated by athletic prodigies, wide-eyed celebrities, legitimate medical miracles, and predatory hucksters, it's a nation-spanning trip—from the jam-packed studios of New York to the athletic performance labs of the University of Oregon to the stage at the National Yoga Asana Championship, where Lorr competes for glory. The culmination of two years of research, and featuring hundreds of interviews with yogis, scientists, doctors, and scholars, Hell-Bent is a wild exploration. A look at the science behind a controversial practice, a story of greed, narcissism, and corruption, and a mind-bending tale of personal transformation, it is a book that will not only challenge your conception of yoga, but will change the way you view the fragile, inspirational limits of the human body itself.

The King's Baker

The King's Baker Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rollin Woodruff
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479748978
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My days are numbered, and so I want you to know youre neither too bad nor bad enough to receive what some folks may have had planned for you. Some folks participate in control and use violence, oppression and the law of man to do criminal things to usually the innocent and/or those put in a defenceless position. They use their positions of authority to kill, maim and torture people who stray and for recourse swim in the blood of indifference. So, I wrote many books that puts their taboo on a short leash. So here we are toe to toe. Ive smoked packages of cigarettes a day far almost 40 years and have come to the conclusion that those whose mercy and trusting nature need a little more understanding because the fraud of the spiritually blind only meet out bogus control which when endured like a mouse is their cooperation. They cheat, they steal, they lie and they kill for this. So, enjoy it, this small fragment of unwavering hard core discipline that isnt afraid of neither anything nor anyone besides Christ Jesus when he is furious.

Incidents among Shot and Shell

Incidents among Shot and Shell Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E.P. Smith
Editor: Рипол Классик
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Incidents among Shot and Shell. The only Authentic Work Extant Giving the many Tragic and Touching Incidents that Came under the Notice of the United States Christian Commission during the Long Years of the Civil War.

Destruction Lovers

Destruction Lovers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Conor Matthews
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In a dystopian future Ireland, ruled by an aging dictator, only two young men have the will to stand up an fight... which isn't great for us. James and Kevin are two gay anarchists, carrying out a campaign to rid their country of fascism in this sci-fi comedy adventure of intrigue and danger as they take on freaks, mutants, zombies, and demons.

Mountain Mists

Mountain Mists Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Sue Clifton
Editor: The Wild Rose Press Inc
ISBN: 1509205675
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Dr. Sue Ann Parrish, cherished by two men in her life only to lose both, has remained alone until she admits to loving Custer, the mountain dweller who befriended her in her sorrow and sees her through her greatest challenge, breast cancer. As she fights for her life, her daughter Betsy becomes ghostwriter for her mother’s autobiography and thus learns the truth about her father. When ghosts from the past arrive and turn her world upside down, Sue Ann must make a life-changing decision: stay with Custer or marry a man she thought lost to her years before. Dressed in an antique lace dress once worn by a pioneer woman, Sue Ann walks down the aisle, her eyes smiling at the two men waiting. Whose hand will she take? The Beartooth Mountains cast shadows of approval as a raven and an eagle dip their wings symbolically overhead.

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