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Benedict XVI: A Life Volume One

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Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
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By any reckoning, the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI was extraordinary, with moments of high drama. Not the least of these was his resignation from office in February 2013, the first papal resignation in 500 years. But who is Joseph Ratzinger? In this definitive biography, based on meticulous historical research and many hours of taped interviews with his subject, Peter Seewald shows the exceptional circumstances in which the exceptionally talented son of a Bavarian policeman became the first German pope for 950 years. In this first volume, covering the years 1927–1965, we witness Joseph Ratzinger's early days, living above his father's police station. Ratzinger came to adulthood through the years of National Socialism. Though hostile to the rise of Hitler, his family knew well about Dachau and Ratzinger himself was conscripted into the Hitler Youth. Joseph Ratzinger proved to be a man of exceptional intellectual gifts and by the time of the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965) he was already noted as one of the outstanding intellects present and was nominated a 'peritus' or theological expert. This was also the time of the start of his friendship with the Swiss theologian Hans Küng who was to become his nemesis. Of his predecessor, Pope Francis has said: 'Pope Benedict was a great Pope, great for the penetration of his intelligence, great for his important contribution to theology, great for his love of the Church and human beings, great for his virtues and faith'. Even in this first volume, we begin to understand how this came to be true.

From Van to Toronto: a Life in Two Worlds

From Van to Toronto: a Life in Two Worlds Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Oksen Teghtsoonian
Editor: iUniverse
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From Van to Toronto: a Life in Two Worlds by Oksen Teghtsoonian Summary

This memoir describes a long and unusual life that started in eastern Turkey in 1896 in a house with an earthen floor, and ended in middle-class comfort in suburban Toronto nearly a century later. The author was an eyewitness to the first genocide of the 20th century, a horror in which most of his family was lost. He lived through the first World War and the Bolshevik Revolution that led to the creation of the Soviet Union. He fled from Soviet Armenia, first to Moscow and then to London. From there he went with wife and baby daughter to Toronto, where he faced the task of earning a living during the Great Depression. Caught up in this swirl of historical forces he describes in fascinating detail his remarkable story of survival. And, perhaps not the least remarkable fact of this life, he was over 80 years of age when he began writing his life story. There is much here to stimulate and educate, not only those who wish to know more about the Armenian Diaspora, but everyone with an interest in the human condition as it was experienced in other places and in another time.

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel Defoe
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 147944202X
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"Robinson Crusoe" relates the story of a man's shipwreck on a desert island for 28 years and his subsequent adventures. Throughout its episodic narrative, Crusoe's struggles with faith are apparent as he bargains with God in times of life-threatening crises, but time and again he turns his back after his deliverances. He is finally content with his lot in life, separated from society, following a more genuine conversion experience.

The Life and Aventures of Robinson Crusoe

The Life and Aventures of Robinson Crusoe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel Defoe
Editor: Рипол Классик
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The Life and Aventures of Robinson Crusoe. To which is Prefixed a Biographical Memoir of Daniel.

A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough

A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wayne Muller
Editor: Harmony
ISBN: 0307590038
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A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough by Wayne Muller Summary

From the moment we are born, we are seekers. Our culture obsessively promotes the pursuit of money, success and self-improvement. At the end of each activity-jammed day, though, we collapse into bed discouraged by everything we have not checked off on our to-do lists, in despair that whatever we have accomplished is never enough. Worse still, when our dreams become derailed by the inherent tragedies of life—job loss, financial peril, sickness, or the death of a loved one—we feel devastated by the pain and injustice of it all. Nationally renowned author, therapist, and minister Wayne Muller offers healing for the perpetually stressed in A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough. By learning compassion and mercy for ourselves and by recognizing what is most profoundly true about who we are and what we need, we can gain the self-acceptance so that whatever we choose to do, in this moment, it is wholly enough. Muller mixes the writings of great spiritual and political leaders with inspirational anecdotes from his own life, inviting us to derive more satisfaction from less and pull gratitude out of the ashes of grief. The answer to what he describes as "authentic happiness" lies not in seeing the glass as half full instead of half empty. In reality, he writes, the glass is always half full and half empty. The world is neither broken nor whole, but eternally engaged in rhythms between joy and sorrow. With Muller's guidance, we may find ourselves on the most courageous spiritual pilgrimage of our lives.

Believing a Man Can Fly: Memories of a Life in Special Effects and Film

Believing a Man Can Fly: Memories of a Life in Special Effects and Film Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Colin Chilvers,Aaron Lam
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Believing a Man Can Fly: Memories of a Life in Special Effects and Film by Colin Chilvers,Aaron Lam Summary

YOU WILL BELIEVE Believing a Man Can Fly: Memories of a Life in Special Effects and Film is the story of a man’s journey from a modest childhood in England to the heights of Hollywood success. At the 51st Academy Awards in 1979, Steve Martin presented Colin Chilvers with an Oscar for his work on the special effects of Superman: The Movie. That honor came after years of experience on such productions as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Battle of Britain and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. As well, he brought his special-effects expertise to such diverse productions as Tommy, X-Men and K-19: The Widowmaker. From the director's chair, Colin orchestrated the Martian invasion in War of the Worlds and helped a young Clark Kent take flight in Superboy. He also directed Michael Jackson in the most ambitious music video ever produced - "Smooth Criminal." Colin Chilvers will make you believe that a man can indeed fly!

The Poetics of Grace: Christian Ethics as Theodicy

The Poetics of Grace: Christian Ethics as Theodicy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeph Holloway
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1620320398
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The Poetics of Grace: Christian Ethics as Theodicy by Jeph Holloway Summary

What is God doing about a world marked by conflict and division? What about a world in which our technologies promise great good but also threaten our existence? What is God doing in a world where the demands for accumulation and acquisition create division and despair? Can Christians hope to be of positive influence in a world that does not always support, reflect, or even understand Christian commitments? Christian ethics often raises such questions as these, and the possible answers vary widely. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians is a tremendous resource for exploring a faithful response to perhaps the toughest question of all: what is God doing about evil? The role of Christian ethics is to take seriously the challenge that, whatever God is doing, God calls us to participate in a distinctive task that embraces our own commitments and labors within the divine purpose. Ephesians says that God has taken the initiative to pursue that purpose and, remarkably, offers that we ourselves are part of the answer to the question, what is God doing about evil?

Life Without Limits

Life Without Limits Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nick Vujicic
Editor: WaterBrook
ISBN: 0307589757
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ECPA BESTSELLER—Over one million copies sold! • What Would Your Life be Like if Anything Were Possible? Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic overcame his disabilities to live an independent, rich, fulfilling, and “ridiculously good” life while serving as a role model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, Nick eagerly spreads his message: the most important goal is to find your life’s purpose and to never give up, despite whatever difficulties or seemingly impossible odds stand in your way. Nick tells the story of his physical disabilities and the emotional battle he endured while learning to deal with them as a child, teen, and young adult. “For the longest, loneliest time, I wondered if there was anyone on earth like me, and whether there was any purpose to my life other than pain and humiliation.” Nick shares how his faith in God has been his major source of strength, and he explains that once he found a sense of purpose—inspiring others to better their lives and the world around them--he found the confidence to build a rewarding and productive life without limits. Let Nick inspire you to start living your own life without limits. Nick offers practical advice for realizing a life of fulfillment and happiness by building trust in others, developing supportive relationships, and gaining strength for the journey. He encourages the reader by showing how he learned to accept what he could not control and focus instead on what he could. Includes a Life Without Limits Personal Action Plan to help anyone determine their unique path to a successful life.

Love, God, and Everything

Love, God, and Everything Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nicolya Christi
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 159143422X
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Love, God, and Everything by Nicolya Christi Summary

• Explores how to consciously evolve, heal our generational trauma, and awaken to the amazing potential we each hold for transformation • Shares unique maps and models for psychospiritual integration, spiritual awakening, and evolving consciousness • Examines the evolutionary continuum of the soul and catalytic astrological events that will influence humanity in the years and decades ahead Humanity is undergoing a planetary wake-up call: in order to survive the global spiritual, ecological, and cultural crises we now face, the long, dark night of the collective soul, we need to consciously evolve, heal our generational trauma, and awaken to the amazing potential we each hold for profound transformation. In this sweeping exploration of love, consciousness, and awakening, Nicolya Christi offers a deep investigation of the Great Shift of Ages that is now occurring. She shares detailed personal accounts of the extraordinary metaphysical, psychic, and out-of-body experiences she has had throughout her life along with the direct spiritual insights she gained as a result. She explores what consciousness is and examines the evolutionary continuum of the soul--including the voyage of the incarnate soul, the metaphysical-spiritual reality of the excarnate soul, and the beyond-soul reality. She also shares maps and models for psychospiritual integration, awakening, and evolving consciousness that she has pioneered. Examining the personal and collective human shadow, the author looks at the central role epigenetics play in our current fear-based reality and explores the impact of stories of wounding from a personal, ancestral, and karmic perspective. Focusing on healing generational and collective trauma, she shows how by changing our “story,” we can change the world and transcend the shadow of human experience. She explores spiritual wisdom from ancient cultures spanning millennia, especially the Classic Maya, and highlights evolutionary astrological events that will influence humanity in the years and decades ahead as we more fully awaken. Sharing her vision for the New Earth, Nicolya reveals how deeply feeling and envisioning our post-transformation future as if it has already happened will help bring it into being. She also shares a look into the new epoch of wellness, regeneration, psychology, biology, and technology that will unfold as humanity transitions from the dysfunctional old paradigm into a conscious and awakened new world.

The Knights of Modernism

The Knights of Modernism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Branko Vraneš
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3662619326
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The Knights of Modernism by Branko Vraneš Summary

According to the customary literary-historical and theoretical notion, the fact that the first modern novel represents a parody or travesty of the chivalric ideal merits no particular attention. Failing to become attuned to the real role of the chivalric ideal at the beginning of the era of the modern novel, commentators missed the chance to adequately review the role of chivalry at the end of that period. The modern novel did not only begin, but also ended with a travesty of the chivalric ideal. The deep need of a significant number of modernist writers to measure their own time according to the ideals of the high and late Middle Ages cannot, therefore, be explained by a set of literary-historical, spiritual-historical or social circumstances. The predilection of a range of twentieth century novelists for a distant feudal past suggests that there exists a fundamental poetic connection between the modern (or at least the modernist) novel and the ideals of chivalry.

The Bartender Diaries...A Life Fantastic!

The Bartender Diaries...A Life Fantastic! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher Lento
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465341773
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Raised in the Forrest Hills section of Newark, New Jersey, city life was an inherent part of Christopher Angelo Lento’s experience. While his Family relocated to Hunterdon County, NJ, in his late teens, high school graduation and a brief stint at Rutgers University was nowhere near enough to quench his thirst for adventure. An attempted career in modeling and acting took him around the world, yet the position of bartender and bar manager paid the bills along the way. Relocating to diff erent cities and abroad landed him in Hollywood.. An actor by trade and bartender by night give this barkeeps memoir an edge and truth into the underworld of bartending not seen before. This is the memoir the industry craves, yet doesn’t dare write.

The Melodrama of Mobility

The Melodrama of Mobility Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nancy Abelmann
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824864859
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How do people make sense of their world in the face of the breakneck speed of contemporary social change? Through the lives and narratives of eight women, The Melodrama of Mobility chronicles South Korea's experience of just such dizzyingly rapid development. Abelmann captures the mood, feeling, and language of a generation and an era while providing a rare window on the personal and social struggles of South Korean modernity. Drawing also from television soap operas and films, she argues that a melodramatic sensibility speaks to South Korea's transformation because it preserves the tension and ambivalence of daily life in unsettled times. The melodramatic mode helps people to wonder: Can individuals be blamed for their social fates? How should we live? Who can say who is good or bad? By combining the ethnographic tools of anthropology, an engagement with prevailing sociological questions, and a literary approach to personal narratives, The Melodrama of Mobility offers a rich portrait of the experience of compressed modernity in the non-West.

Living Your Joy Out Loud

Living Your Joy Out Loud Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joy Bazemore
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490891137
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Do you believe, really believe, what God says about you? Do you want to? Do you want God’s joy to truly make a difference in your life? In Living Your Joy Out Loud, Joy Bazemore takes you on a study through the book of Philippians to illustrate the difference between a woman of God and an “ordinary” woman. We’ve got this thing called joy that comes from the presence of Christ. It cannot be taken away from us, and it sets us apart from those who depend on circumstances to make them happy. So let’s learn how to live in God’s joy! As you journey through Philippians, Living Your Joy Out Loud will help you: • Discover twenty-nine ways God describes a person who belongs to him • Examine your beliefs and motives and how they affect your actions • Worship at Jesus’ feet in order to let him heal your hurts and empower your life • Learn how God’s overwhelmingly beautiful joy can transform your daily living, especially your interaction with people Bazemore invites you to enjoy the anecdotes, the humor, the imagery, and the solid biblical teaching. Read the explanations and ponder the questions she poses. Sing. Pray. Do it on your own or share it with a small group. Then, get up and go live your joy out loud!

The Courtier and the Governor

The Courtier and the Governor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sean Burt
Editor: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3647550760
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The Nehemiah Memoir, the narrative of the royal cupbearer sent to rebuild Jerusalem, is central to Ezra-Nehemiah’s account of Persian Judah. Yet its emphasis on one individual’s efforts makes it a text that ill-fits the book’s story of a communal restoration. Sean Burt analyzes the nature of this curious text through the lens of genre criticism and identifies the impact of its use of genres on its early reception in Ezra-Nehemiah. Drawing upon contemporary theorists of literary genre, within the field of biblical studies and beyond, he builds an understanding of genre capable of addressing both its flexibility and its necessarily historical horizon. Burt argues that the Nehemiah Memoir makes use of two ancient genres: the novelistic court tale (e.g. Esther, Ahiqar, and others) and the “official memorial,” or “biographical” genre used across the ancient Near East by kings and other governmental officials for individual commemoration. This study contends that the narrative subtly shifts genres as it unfolds, from court tale to memorial. Nehemiah the courtier becomes Nehemiah the governor. While these genres reveal an affinity to one another, they also highlight a central contradiction in the narrative’s portrait of Nehemiah. Nehemiah is, like the people of Jerusalem, beholden to the whims of a foreign ruler, but he also simultaneously represents Persia’s power over Jerusalem. Burt concludes that the Nehemiah Memoir’s combination of these two ultimately incommensurate genres can account for how the writers of Ezra-Nehemiah modified and corrected Nehemiah’s problematic story to integrate it into Ezra-Nehemiah’s vision of a holistic restoration enacted by a unified people.

Paradox and Passion in Psychotherapy

Paradox and Passion in Psychotherapy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Emmy van Deurzen
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118713818
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Paradox and Passion in Psychotherapy by Emmy van Deurzen Summary

Paradox and Passion in Psychotherapy , secondedition, is a fully updated edition of a classic guide toexistential psychotherapy by one of its leading practitioner. Examines the personal and subjective dimensions ofpsychotherapy in a fresh and bold manner Offers practical and common-sense approaches to tacklingsensitive issues when working with clients with an emphasis ontransparency and authenticity Weaves together concepts of existential psychotherapy with casestudies and the author’s experiential observations in aseamless narrative Covers a wide range of intimate existential issues, includingloneliness, survival, self-understanding, love, and passion


Unraveled Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maria Housden
Editor: Crown
ISBN: 0307238326
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As a twelve-year-old girl, Maria Housden’s vision of a happy future included everything that society expects girls to yearn for: a home, a husband, and, of course, children. Life had other plans. Unraveled is Housden’s riveting and thoughtful story of how, after the death of her young daughter, she found the courage to break away from her role as a wife and stay-at-home mom and strike out on her own in search of a more fulfilling life. Leaving her three surviving children in the primary custody of her husband, Housden faced down the disbelief of friends and family and began a journey that would ultimately lead her not only to the truth about herself, but also to a deeper and more loving connection with her children. Housden writes about the emotional reckoning that led to her decision and the ways in which she has become the best mother she can be while no longer living with her children full-time. With fierce honesty and the same gift for poignantly beautiful writing that she demonstrated in the bestselling Hannah’s Gift, Housden makes a valuable contribution to our collective conversation about mothering, marriage, and the assumptions we make about the way life is supposed to be. Unraveled is the remarkable story of one woman’s choice not to live every girl’s dream . . . and instead to find her own.

Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders

Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rajeev Peshawaria
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439197769
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Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders by Rajeev Peshawaria Summary

How did Alan Mulally––an outsider to the auto industry—lead such a spectacular turnaround at Ford? How did Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack keep his company from imploding even as Lehman Brothers collapsed? What is it that enables such extraordinary leaders to galvanize their talents and energy, as well as the talents and energy of those who work for them, to achieve superior performance no matter what challenges they face? Rajeev Peshawaria has spent more than twenty years working alongside top executives at Fortune 500 companies and training them in leadership, including as Global Director of Leadership Development programs at American Express, as Chief Learning Officer at both Morgan Stanley and Coca-Cola, and as one of the founding members of the renowned Goldman Sachs leadership development program known as Pine Street. He knows precisely what makes the difference between those who are simply bosses and those who are superior leaders, and between those who continue to rise to the top levels and those who get stuck along the way. In this lively and remarkably empowering book, Peshawaria offers readers the opportunity to experience the highest level of leadership training available in the world. Introducing the three core principles he has observed are the foundation of the best leadership––that great leaders clearly define their purpose and values; that nobody can motivate another person because everyone comes premotivated; and that a leader’s job is not to directly produce results but to create the conditions that will harness the energy of others—he details his unique and proven program for achieving leadership excellence. Sharing a wealth of illuminating stories, from those of Mulally’s achievement at Ford and Mack’s at Morgan Stanley, to how Harvey Golub and Ken Chenault successfully restored American Express to long-term sustainable growth, how Neville Isdell turned the Coca-Cola Company around, and the continuing prowess of Jeff Bezos in growing Amazon.com, he first reveals how extraordinary leaders marshal and sustain the level of energy in themselves that is required and how they enlist a core group of proficient co-leaders. He then outlines how to harness the energy and talents of those at all levels of an organization, igniting their motivation by following his RED guidelines for addressing their core needs concerning their Role, their work Environment, and their career Development. Finally, he introduces his unique Brains, Bones, and Nerves framework for: developing a clear strategy for competitive advantage (the Brains); crafting an optimal organizational structure (the Bones); and fostering a highly cooperative and motivated company culture (the Nerves). Filled with specific tips about the vital questions to ask and simple but powerful steps to follow, Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders is a manager’s essential tool kit for long-term superior performance.

Coffee with the Other Man

Coffee with the Other Man Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Colin Wright
Editor: Asymmetrical Press
ISBN: 1938793277
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Coffee with the Other Man by Colin Wright Summary

There's no right or wrong way to instigate and maintain a relationship; only methods more or less finely calibrated to the needs of the people involved. Coffee with the Other Man is a collection of short stories exploring the nuances of relationships both traditional and non-standard. Works presented in this collection include Coffee with the Other Man, Surrogate, Settling, Glitter and Wine, Hearts Growing Fonder, Séance Fiancé, Years Become Seconds, and Spent.

A Day in the Life of a Chaplain

A Day in the Life of a Chaplain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rick Rood
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1666720267
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A Day in the Life of a Chaplain by Rick Rood Summary

How can I minister to people in the hospital? How can I bring grace and hope to people in pain? What is a Christian view of death and dying? Of grief and loss? Will I see my baby in heaven? Does God promise always to heal in answer to our prayers? How do we respond in the face of suffering and seemingly unanswered prayer? How does God use life's most difficult experiences? These are just some of the questions that Chaplain Rick Rood addresses in this book. Weaving together stories from his twenty-three years as a hospital chaplain and insights from Scripture, Rick provides help to those who want to minister effectively to hospital patients and their loved ones. As you read this book, you will walk with him through the various units of a hospital, and encounter situations typically experienced in each one. Rick's prayer is that the Lord might use this book to help its readers become more compassionate and more effective agents of God's grace in the lives of people in pain.

Heart on a Shoestring

Heart on a Shoestring Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marilyn Grey
Editor: Winslet Press
ISBN: 0985723548
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Not sure? Take the quiz on Marilyn-Grey.com to find out if the Unspoken Series is right for you! Books 1 - 5 of the Unspoken Series are also available as a discounted box set! A quirky romance about two broken hearts melting into one beautiful story of self-discovery and overcoming the past.... "Dreaming of the person you want to be is wasting the person you already are." Kurt Cobain The Unspoken Series is a 10 book series. Books 1-5 are available now. Best when read in order. What Readers Are Saying "Heartbreakingly beautiful story with a slightly whimsical romance." "Don't know how its possible but this series just keeps getting better! And I guess I shouldn't say better because I fall in love with every single character, so better wouldn't be the right word!" "I love how the characters from the previous books make appearances in each of the newer books keeping you updated with the happenings surrounding them and weaving their stories into the current main characters." "This book is deep and heartwarming. It is my favorite book so far [in the series] and also the most sincere and heartbreaking." These stories are so different from most of the other romance books I read. The characters always pull me in. I got this book yesterday and couldn't put it down until I was done reading it. Book 4 in the Unspoken Series Rebelling against a life of black and white, Miranda Ryan paints the world in a technicolor fever. She spends her free time on park benches, analyzing people from the outside in and creating whimsical stories about their lives. Unbridled and full of life, her ever-changing heart is a revolving door no man can figure out. And she likes it that way. But when Derek Rhodes enters her life, he stubbornly challenges her every move. As she unsuccessfully avoids this opinionated prankster her colors fade to gray and she is forced into a choice . . . to lose the self she knows or the self she has never been. Derek Rhodes wears the same shade of brown every day and avoids eye contact with strangers, until Miranda walks into his life and splashes his world with streaks of colors he swore he’d never touch. Drawn to her imaginative personality, he finds himself questioning his own cynical nature and flat-lined ideals, only to fall in love and realize the only woman he’s ever let into his heart has no plans of letting a man into hers. Follow them both as they poke and prod and test each others limits on a journey of discovery.

You're Going to Be Okay

You're Going to Be Okay Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Holley Gerth
Editor: Revell
ISBN: 1441213317
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You're Going to Be Okay by Holley Gerth Summary

Sometimes it feels like life's falling apart at the seams. Sometimes you're completely worn out by stresses that never seem to end. For every woman who has been disappointed, who has watched a dream die, whose life isn't what she imagined it would be, bestselling author Holley Gerth has a heartfelt message of hope--you really are going to be okay. And it is possible to live with joy, resilience, and strength in both the good times and the bad. In fact, she says, that's what God desires for us. With her trademark positive encouragement and probing questions for self-reflection, Holley encourages women to spend less of their lives regretting and more of their lives truly living. She shows them how to guard their hearts against despair and look to the future with confidence, remembering that they are part of a greater plan and nothing can stop God's purposes for them.

David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Schwartz
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496832272
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David Cronenberg by David Schwartz Summary

From his early horror movies, including Scanners, Videodrome, Rabid, and The Fly—with their exploding heads, mutating sex organs, rampaging parasites, and scientists turning into insects—to his inventive adaptations of books by William Burroughs (Naked Lunch), Don DeLillo (Cosmopolis), and Bruce Wagner (Maps to the Stars), Canadian director David Cronenberg (b. 1943) has consistently dramatized the struggle between the aspirations of the mind and the messy realities of the flesh. “I think of human beings as a strange mixture of the physical and the non-physical, and both of these things have their say at every moment we’re alive,” says Cronenberg. “My films are some kind of strange metaphysical passion play.” Moving deftly between genre and arthouse filmmaking and between original screenplays and literary adaptations, Cronenberg’s work is thematically consistent and marked by a rigorous intelligence, a keen sense of humor, and a fearless engagement with the nature of human existence. He has been exploring the most primal themes since the beginning of his career and continues to probe them with growing maturity and depth. Cronenberg’s work has drawn the interest of some of the most intelligent contemporary film critics, and the fifteen interviews in this volume feature remarkably in-depth and insightful conversations with such acclaimed writers as Amy Taubin, Gary Indiana, David Breskin, Dennis Lim, Richard Porton, Gavin Smith, and more. The pieces herein reveal Cronenberg to be one of the most articulate and deeply philosophical directors now working, and they comprise an essential companion to an endlessly provocative and thoughtful body of work.

The Life and Letters of Emma Hamilton

The Life and Letters of Emma Hamilton Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hugh Tours
Editor: Frontline Books
ISBN: 152677044X
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“Reads like a romantic novel, could have been written by someone of the caliber of Jean Plaidy . . . Absolutely fascinating and full of revelations.” —Books Monthly Born in 1765 in Neston, Cheshire, Amy Lyon took the stagecoach to London, beginning her remarkable journey to international fame. Soon to be known as “Emma,” she worked for various actresses at Drury Lane Theatre before becoming a dancer, a model and, later, a hostess. Her beauty brought her to the attention of Charles Grenville, the second son of the Earl of Warwick, who took her as his mistress, and she became the model for the painter George Romney. These paintings thrust Emma into the social spotlight and she soon became London’s top celebrity. When Grenville needed to find a rich wife, Emma was passed onto Sir William Hamilton, British Envoy to Naples. The couple fell in love and were married in September 1791. When in Naples, Lady Hamilton, as she now was, became a close friend of Queen Maria Carolina, sister of Marie Antoinette. It was also in Naples that she met Admiral Nelson—and the great love affair began. Much has been written about this later period of her life, but with Hugh Tours making full use of the letters Emma wrote as well as those she received throughout her life, the fascinating story of her early years is also revealed. This is history as moving as a great tragic novel; most moving of all, being the return, after Trafalgar, of Emma’s last letter to Nelson, unopened.

A Life on the Lines

A Life on the Lines Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R H N Hardy
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1784424587
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During much of his early career, from 1944 through to the early 1960s, Richard Hardy took hundreds of pictures of life on the railways and the men he knew and worked with on a daily basis, using his trusty Brownie 620 box camera. These unique behind the scenes images form a fascinating and hugely evocative portrayal of Britain at the height of the era of steam, during the time of the 'Big Four', and after 1947 when the sprawling nationalised network known as British Railways came of age. The second edition contains many new unseen photos which capture the railways in wartime, providing a valuable social record of the nation at war. In addition there is a sequence of rare photographs of French engines, railways and railwaymen, offering a superb contrast to the British rail network (it quickly becomes evident that the British rail system ran on tea, whereas the French system ran on wine). Great characters are the unifying theme of the pictures, and they include famous figures associated with the railways, such as the poet John Betjeman. This wonderfully illustrated book sets Richard's personal photographs and text alongside a carefully collated selection of ephemera, artworks and photographs drawn from the National Railway Museum in York. Collectively these images and artefacts tell the stories of the great brotherhood of railwaymen, brilliantly evoking the speed, heat and dust of the footplate.

My Stand

My Stand Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carrie Taymon
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465353061
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After making the decision in 2006 to allow my Savior Christ Jesus to also be Lord of my life I began an unforgettable journey down a path filled with so many different challenges. This book is a revealing of part of that journey. From the receiving of two visions, to insight in His Word, along with poetry created as I embraced different emotions, you will read a personal and in-depth sharing of many processes the Lord brought me through after He took my hand and began to disciple me to stand in the calling placed upon my life.

The List

The List Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert E. Belknap
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300127197
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“I am no more lonely than the Mill Brook, or a weathercock, or the north star, or the south wind, or an April shower, or a January thaw, or the first spider in a new house,” wrote Henry David Thoreau in Walden. In creating this list, and many others that appear in his writings, Thoreau was working within a little-recognized yet ancient literary tradition: the practice of listing or cataloguing. This beautifully written book is the first to examine literary lists and the remarkably wide range of ways writers use them. Robert Belknap first examines lists through the centuries—from Sumerian account tablets and Homer’s catalogue of ships to Tom Sawyer’s earnings from his fence-painting scheme—then focuses on lists in the works of four American Renaissance authors: Emerson, Whitman, Melville, and Thoreau. Lists serve a variety of functions in Emerson’s essays, Whitman’s poems, Melville’s novels, and Thoreau’s memoirs, and Belknap discusses their surprising variety of pattern, intention, scope, art, and even philosophy. In addition to guiding the reader through the list’s many uses, this book explores the pleasures that lists offer.

The New Matthew Henry Commentary

The New Matthew Henry Commentary Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matthew Henry
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310421926
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A classic commentary in modern language ... this volume contains the wealth of exposition, metaphors, analogies, and illustrations that have set Matthew Henry’s Commentary apart as one of the enduring legacies of faith—and presents them in the language of today. Passage by passage, its prayerful, penetrating reflections and rich insights into the very heart of God’s Word are sure to challenge and inspire you.Ideal for personal devotions, Bible studies, and lesson and sermon preparations, The New Matthew Henry Commentary will enable you to rediscover this classic work—or discover it for the first time. Forever fresh and never failing to render new pearls of wisdom, this beloved text is one that you will reach for often to obtain deeper understanding of and appreciation for the Scriptures.

The Life of Lyman Trumbull

The Life of Lyman Trumbull Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Horace White
Editor: Litres
ISBN: 5041222444
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The Apple and the Spectroscope (Routledge Revivals)

The Apple and the Spectroscope (Routledge Revivals) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: T R Henn
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135049351
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First published in 1951, this book is based on a course of lectures on poetry and prose given at Cambridge University during the long vacations of 1946-1950. A request for lectures of this kind came originally from a group of science students and the response was such that a course of this nature ran yearly. The purpose was to provide students from disciplines other than the humanities with the opportunity to feed their interest in English poetry and literature.

Aquinas: A Guide for the Perplexed

Aquinas: A Guide for the Perplexed Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter S. Eardley,Carl N. Still
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441126120
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Thomas Aquinas is the most widely read and arguably most influential of the medieval philosophers. He is famous for his impressive and coherent synthesis of Greek Philosophy and Christian Theology and his magisterial Summa Theologiae is a hugely important, and enduring, text in the history of philosophy. Yet he is also a very difficult thinker and his ideas present a number of challenges to his readers. Aquinas: A Guide for the Perplexed is a clear and thorough account of Aquinas's thought, his major works and ideas, providing an ideal guide to the important and complex writings of this key thinker. The book introduces all the key concepts and themes in Aquinas's thought and examines the ways in which they have influenced philosophical and theological thought. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of Aquinas's ideas, the book serves as a clear and concise introduction to his philosophy and natural theology. This is the ideal companion to the study of this most influential and challenging of thinkers.

A History of Russian Literature

A History of Russian Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Kahn,Mark Lipovetsky,Irina Reyfman,Stephanie Sandler
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192549529
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A History of Russian Literature by Andrew Kahn,Mark Lipovetsky,Irina Reyfman,Stephanie Sandler Summary

Russia possesses one of the richest and most admired literatures of Europe, reaching back to the eleventh century. A History of Russian Literature provides a comprehensive account of Russian writing from its earliest origins in the monastic works of Kiev up to the present day, still rife with the creative experiments of post-Soviet literary life. The volume proceeds chronologically in five parts, extending from Kievan Rus' in the 11th century to the present day.The coverage strikes a balance between extensive overview and in-depth thematic focus. Parts are organized thematically in chapters, which a number of keywords that are important literary concepts that can serve as connecting motifs and 'case studies', in-depth discussions of writers, institutions, and texts that take the reader up close and. Visual material also underscores the interrelation of the word and image at a number of points, particularly significant in the medieval period and twentieth century. The History addresses major continuities and discontinuities in the history of Russian literature across all periods, and in particular bring out trans-historical features that contribute to the notion of a national literature. The volume's time-range has the merit of identifying from the early modern period a vital set of national stereotypes and popular folklore about boundaries, space, Holy Russia, and the charismatic king that offers culturally relevant material to later writers. This volume delivers a fresh view on a series of key questions about Russia's literary history, by providing new mappings of literary history and a narrative that pursues key concepts (rather more than individual authorial careers). This holistic narrative underscores the ways in which context and text are densely woven in Russian literature, and demonstrates that the most exciting way to understand the canon and the development of tradition is through a discussion of the interrelation of major and minor figures, historical events and literary politics, literary theory and literary innovation.

Investigating Mr Wakefield

Investigating Mr Wakefield Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rob Gittins
Editor: Y Lolfa
ISBN: 1784612847
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A psychological thriller which studies the male desire to possess, control and watch his beloved in the most intimate of spaces.

Angels Talk

Angels Talk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jan Wilson
Editor: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452505187
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This special manual is sent as a gift of knowledge to you from the Angels Merlin, Maitreya and many others that you may know of. They have sent their Angels Talk to you so you can know the Meaning of Life. Also they tell of the role that all you advanced souls accepted before birth; to help the world in this trying time so that the prophesied Golden New Age can enter for your family and descendents, and their future. They also include information on what life is about including, how to live and manage without the stresses within all normal life. Also included is, the concept of karma and past lives, and how to manifest whatever it is you want in your life. Also there are many ideas to make your life as happy as it was meant to be, and how it is necessary to have love and respect for all. Heaven is reaching out to you, so please listen to the Angels Talk.

Land of Our Lady History Series Book 1

Land of Our Lady History Series Book 1 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sr. M. Benedict Joseph, S.H.N.
Editor: Neumann Press
ISBN: 1505108160
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Each book in this Land of Our Lady series contains a concise yet interesting record of a specific period in American history—always explaining the Catholic influence of religion, culture and morality. Every private Catholic school, home-schooling family and library will benefit from these Catholic textbooks. Book 1: Founders of Freedom, most often used in Grade 4, begins with the Creation, ending with events leading up to the discovery of the New World.

Pitfalls of Trained Incapacity

Pitfalls of Trained Incapacity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Birgit Herppich
Editor: ISD LLC
ISBN: 0227905881
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The need to train Christian missionaries was an afterthought of the Protestant missionary movement in the early nineteenth century. The Basel Missionary Training Institute (BMTI) was the first school designed solely for the purpose of preparing European missionaries for ministry in non-European lands. Pitfalls of Trained Incapacity explores the various sociological and historical factors that influenced the BMTI 'community of practice' and how the outcomes affected the work of the Basel Missionin Ghana in its initial phase. It shows that the integral training of the BMTI resulted in missionary practices that lacked flexibility to adjust attitudes and behaviour to the vastly different circumstances in Africa, impeded the realisation of mission objectives, and hindered the emergence of an African appropriation of Christianity. By exploring educational and sociological perspectives in a pre-colonial context, this study reaches beyond its historical significance to raise questions of unintended effects of integral ministry training in other times and places. The natural cultural bias of groups with shared theological assumptions and social ideals - like the Basel Mission - suggests a strong propensity for trained incapacity, that is, for training processes that establish inflexible mental frameworks that are potentially detrimental to intercultural engagement.

Serious reflections during the life and surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe: with his Vision of the angelick world

Serious reflections during the life and surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe: with his Vision of the angelick world Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Defoe D.
Editor: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5521064613
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Serious reflections during the life and surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe: with his Vision of the angelick world by Defoe D. Summary

Daniel Defoe was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy. He wrote many political tracts and often was in trouble with the authorities, including prison time. The third book about Robinson Crousoe is a collection of Daniel Defoe’s essays on moral topics. The name of Crusoe used to spur the public’s interest in this work.

Purity's Big Payoff / Premarital Sex Is a Big Rip-Off

Purity's Big Payoff / Premarital Sex Is a Big Rip-Off Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donna Lee Schillinger
Editor: The Quilldriver
ISBN: 0979163986
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Winner! 2012 Christian Small Publisher's Book of the Year in young adult (12-18) category. Add this book to your arsenal in the battle to remain pure! The most difficult task in the life of a Christian single today is maintaining purity until marriage. The payoff is perfect love and sex, just as our Creator intended. But if that’s so awesome, why aren’t more people choosing it? And how can premarital sex be so bad if so many people are doing it and loving it? People who were virgins when they married aren’t usually the type to kiss and tell. And when premarital sex goes wrong, no one wants to Tweet it. This awkward silence from both contingents isn’t helping the next generation to decide well on the issue of premarital sex. Purity’s Big Payoff/Premarital Sex is a Big Rip-off is a collection of 17 first-person narratives about successfully waiting for marriage to have sex – or not. Contributors on both sides of the issue candidly share in face-reddening detail what they learned on their way to the wedding bed. Young people aiming to remain pure will be encouraged and learn practical strategies for resisting sexual temptation. Those who wish they had waited will learn that it’s never too late to restore purity with God’s grace. (This book is two-faced. One side is dedicated to purity, then turned over and flipped upside down, the other side is dedicated to premarital sex. Thus the last page of the purity book is immediately followed by the last page of the premarital sex book, but upside down, and vice versa. Got it?)

Paddy Mayne

Paddy Mayne Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hamish Ross
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0752469657
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An Irish solicitor and international rugby player, Blair 'Paddy' mayne become one of the most outstanding soldiers and leaders of the Second World War. After seeing action in Syria with the Commandos, he joined the new unit that David Stirling was establishing, the Special Air Service. The raids Mayne led in the Western Desert destroyed over one hundred enemy aircraft on the ground. The common factor in these successes was Mayne's ability to read the situation, anticipate how the enemy would react, and then attack. Mayne was twenty-two when he won the DSO for the first time. Mayne subsequently led the unit in Italy, France and Germany, winning a further bar to the DSO in each of these campaigns, as well as the Croix de Guerre and the Legion d'Honneur. At the end of the war, after a short period with an Antarctic Survey, Mayne returned to the law. In 1955 he died in a car accident, aged forty. Soon after his death, misinformation about Mayne began to appear. He was portrayed variously as a classical tragic hero of drama, and a man of anger and aggression. Hamish Ross's work largely refutes these standard interpretations, using official war diaries, the early chronicle of 1 SAS, Mayne's papers and diaries, and a number of extended interviews with key contemporaries. It has the support of the Mayne family and the SAS Regimental Association. Hamish Ross strips away the legend and leaves Mayne not dim

The Life of Samuel Johnson

The Life of Samuel Johnson Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Boswell
Editor: BookRix
ISBN: 3736808658
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The Life of Samuel Johnson is a biography of Dr. Samuel Johnson written by James Boswell. It is regarded as an important stage in the development of the modern genre of biography; many have claimed it as the greatest biography written in English. Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history." He is also the subject of "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature": James Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson.

Twin Dilemmas

Twin Dilemmas Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara Klein
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315530406
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The development of how twins relate to each other and their single partners is explored through life stories and clinical examples in this telling study of twin interconnections. While the quality of a nurturing family life is crucial, Dr. Klein has found there are often issues with separation anxiety, loneliness, competition with each other, and finding friendships outside of twinship. When twin lives are entwined because of inadequate parenting and estrangement, twin loss is possible and traumatic, creating a crippling fear of expansiveness—an inability to be yourself. Therapists and twins seeking an understanding of twin relationships will find this clinically compelling book a valuable resource.

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