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Realize the Power and Eternity of Every Moment "Meditation is a continuous flow of perception or thought like the flow of water in a river." SWAMI VISHNU-DEVANANDA An integral part of all forms of yoga, meditation is an important key to achieving peace of mind in our increasingly chaotic lives, with regular practice enhancing mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. The Sivananda Companion to Meditation outlines a simple step-by-step guide to the practice of meditation and shows you how to make it a part of your everyday routine. You will learn about the beneficial effects of meditation, including how this powerful art will help you to Reduce stress and experience greater clarity of mind Treat health problems, ranging from depression and anxiety to insomnia and chronic pain Develop your powers of concentration and positive thinking Lead a more balanced life in tune with the fivefold path as taught by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center The Sivananda Companion to Meditation is geared to beginners as well as those already experienced in the art of meditation. Regardless of your level, this book will help you to attain a state of profound clarity and serenity that will change your life.
For twenty-nine years Alcatraz was the Rock, the prison of prisons, the end of the line for outlaws like Machine Gun Kelly, the Birdman, Doc Barker, and others with fewer headlines but even more crimes to their names. But of all the desperate men brought there in chains, only one--a soft-spoken Kentucky hillbilly named Bernie Coy--noticed the weakness, the flaw, the one tiny fissure in the Rock. A longtime veteran of the American penal system, Coy watched and waited one more year while a fellow inmate ground out a tool to his specifications in the prison's metal shop. It was a simple tool, a short metal tube with a nut and bolt, but it was all Coy needed to widen that tiny gap enough to do what prisoners and guard's agreed could never be done: With five other men serving a total of 283 years plus three life sentences, Coy seized the main cellhouse of Alcatraz. For forty- one hours they waged a bloody battle against prison guards and police, the Army and Navy, the Coast Guard, and two assault companies of battle-hardened Marines. Six Against the Rock is the complete, uncensored story of the most incredible jailbreak in American penal history, much of it never before revealed. It is a story of suspense and cold-blooded murder. It is the story of a cover-up that has kept the facts about the jailbreak and its aftermath hidden for twenty-five years. More than any other book in recent memory it tells the story of what really goes on inside American prisons --on both sides of the bars. But finally it is a story of six desperate men who defied the system, hoped against hope, attempted the impossible--and almost won.
Essays on James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, William D. Howells, and Henry James.
Laos, 1979: Dr. Siri Paiboun, the twice retired ex-National Coroner of Laos, receives an unmarked package in the mail. Inside is a handwoven pha sin, a colorful traditional skirt worn in northern Laos. A lovely present, but who sent it to him, and why? And, more importantly, why is there a severed human finger stitched into the sin's lining?Siri is convinced someone is trying to send him a message and won't let the matter rest until he's figured it out. He finagles a trip up north to the province where the sin was made, not realizing he is embarking on a deadly scavenger hunt. Meanwhile, the northern Lao border is about to erupt into violence--and Dr. Siri and his entourage are walking right into the heart of the conflict.From the Hardcover edition.t into the heart of the conflict.
Hank Thompson is living off the map in Mexico with a bagful of cash that the Russian mafia wants back and many, many secrets. So when a Russian backpacker shows up in town asking questions, Hank tries to play it cool. But he knows the jig is up when the backpacker mentions the money . . . and the family Hank left behind. Suddenly Hank's in a desperate race to get to his parents in California before anyone can harm them. Along the way he'll face Federales and Border Patrol, mafiosi and vigilantes, extortionists and drug dealers, and a couple of psychotic surf bums with an ax to grind. From the golden beaches of the Yucatán to the seedy strip clubs of Vegas, Charlie Huston opens a door to the squalid underworld of crime and corruption-and invites the reader to live it in the extreme.
None of the Fathers of the early church is better known or loved than St John Chrysostom, and none of his works is more popular than On the Priesthood. Its stylistic brilliance demonstrates the appropriateness of St John's enduring title, the golden-mouthed. Yet the rhetorical eloquence of the work is not simply camouflage for lack of substance. As Graham Neville observes in his Introduction, Chrysostom had a mind both practical and idealistic, that brought into close connection the evils and injustices of the world and the perfection of moral life demanded by the gospel. Chrysostom's unique gift for linking concrete observation and theological vision is nowhere more evident that in On the Priesthood. Its presence helps to account for the work's power to inspire and challenge Christians in all ages.
Few weave romantic suspense, nail-biting chills, and edge-of-your-seat drama as masterfully as #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood. Her contemporary novels of life-and-death action and feverish desire have won legions of fans, featuring a cast of characters that grows and changes from book to book--from smoking hot FBI agents like Alec Buchanan and Noah Claybourne to smart, sexy heroines like Kate MacKenna and Avery Delaney. Now six of her steamiest, most spellbinding thrillers are together in one electrifying eBook bundle: FIRE AND ICE KILLJOY MURDER LIST SHADOW DANCE SIZZLE SLOW BURN Praise for Julie Garwood "A trusted brand name in . . . romantic fiction."--People "When jumping into one of her incomparable romantic thrillers, all you can do is hang on for the wild ride."--RT Book Reviews "Garwood has this incredible knack of creating characters that not only come alive on every page, but who linger with you long after you close the book."--South Carolina State "If a book has Julie Garwood's name on it, it's guaranteed to be a meticulously written, well thought-out and thoroughly engaging story [with] captivating characters."--Sun Journal
For many years before he became President, Richard Nixon's decisions vitally affected the well-being of the nation. Six of those decisions significantly shaped the man who would later become the 37th President of the United States. Six Crises is a close-up look at this dynamic man, recalling the demands placed upon him, the thinking behind his decisions, and the pressures of political life.
The valiant hedgehog Trundle's quest for the Crown of Ice leads him and his crew to the sacred island of Spyre. According to legend, only the Oracle can find the crown, and Trundle's spirited friend Esmeralda Lightfoot is convinced she's the chosen one. Spyre is full of wonders--and danger--from its low, swampy jungles to its soaring, icy mountaintops. And as Trundle, Esmeralda, the squirrel troubadour Jack Nimble, and their new companion, a wild and crazy hare, make their way through a monastery of fighting llamas and a nest of hungry snow snakes, they discover that nothing on this extraordinary island is as it seems.
Suicide attacks on Israelis, bombings, assassinations, and bloodshed in Jerusalem, Gaza, and the West Bank dominate the news from the Middle East. It is the most troubled region on earth. At its heart is the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis - and the legacy of six days of war in 1967. After the state of Israel emerged from war in 1948, both sides knew more battles were coming. In June 1967, years of slow-burning tension exploded. In six extraordinary days, Israel destroyed the armed forces of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. But far from bringing peace, as many Israelis hoped, their stunning victory turned into a curse. From the initial battle order issued to the Israeli air force on Monday June 5, 1967 to the final ceasefire on the evening of Saturday the 10th, the Six-Day War was a riveting human drama. Building on his first-hand experience of the region after his five years as the BBC's Middle East Correspondent, as well as extensive original research, Jeremy Bowen presents a compelling new history of the conflict. Six Days recreates day by day, hour by hour, the bullying and brinckmanship that led four nations to war, interweaving testimonies of combatants from all sides in a seamless narrative. A rigorous and original piece of modern history is as vivid as fiction, Six Days not only sheds new light on one of the key conflicts of the twentieth century, it explains much about the Middle East and the problems the region still faces today.
Over six terrifying, desperate days in October 1929, the fabulous fortune that Americans had built in stocks plunged with a fervor never seen before. At first, the drop seemed like a mistake, a mere glitch in the system. But as the decline gathered steam, so did the destruction. Over twenty-five billion dollars in individual wealth was lost, vanished, gone. People watched their dreams fade before their very eyes. Investing in the stock market would never be the same. Here, Wall Street Journal bureau chief Karen Blumenthal chronicles the six-day period that brought the country to its knees, from fascinating tales of key stock-market players, like Michael J. Meehan, an immigrant who started his career hustling cigars outside theaters and helped convince thousands to gamble their hard-earned money as never before, to riveting accounts of the power struggles between Wall Street and Washington, to poignant stories from those who lost their savings--and more--to the allure of stocks and the power of greed. For young readers living in an era of stock-market fascination, this engrossing account explains stock-market fundamentals while bringing to life the darkest days of the mammoth crash of 1929.
This book honors Yom Ha-shoah, Holocaust Rememberance Day.
As winter bears down, a gang of settlers races for their livesCasey Storm doesn't know who the Shadow Riders are. He only knows that they want to kill him. A dozen men in black slickers set upon Casey as soon as he reaches Montana, chasing him across the freezing plains for reasons he can only guess at. They chase him until his horse dies and keep chasing him even after he tumbles to the ground. He escapes only by chance, tripping and falling into a hidden coulee. The Shadow Riders pass on--and a winter storm descends.Thick snow falls as Casey staggers up to the covered wagon, begging for shelter. The inhabitants are also on the run from the Shadow Riders, who seem to have mistaken Casey for Stan Deveraux, the gunman who promised to lead the settlers to safety. They have six days to reach the fabled land known as Sundown--six days before their property is stolen, and they are left to die at the hands of the Shadow Riders.
This ethics of preaching text identifies vices of irresponsible preaching practices. Preachers who fail to develop deep respect for their listeners or drift into a lack faithfulness to the Gospel can end up becoming: · The Pretender (The Problem of In-authenticity) · The Egoist (The Problem of Self-absorption) · The Manipulator (The Problem of Greediness) · The Panderer (The Problem of Trendiness) · The Crusader (The Problem of Exploitation) · The Demagogue (The Problem of Self-righteousness) Just as the church historically derived its Seven Holy Virtues (chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness, & humility) by naming Seven Deadly Sins (lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, & pride), Reid and Hogan call preachers to turn away from pulpit vices and strive to realize the homiletic virtues of becoming: · Authentic (The Call to Be Genuine) · Altruistic (The Call to Be Selfless) · Careful (The Call to Exercise Self-Control) · Passionate (The Call to Be Honest to God) · Courteous (The Call to Woo a Reasoned Reception) · A 'Namer' of God (The Call to Reveal an Ineffable God) The Six Deadly Sins of Preaching explores the difference between the irresponsible practices, unfortunate missteps, and mere unthinking mistakes in preaching. A chapter is devoted to Preaching Missteps (problems that do not rise to the level of being irresponsible) that includes: · Short Changing the Process · Waving a Red Flag · Thou Shall Not Bore the Congregation · Through the Looking Glass Darkly · The Mumbler · TMI--Too Much Information · Your Cup Do Runneth Over · Where's This Sermon Going, Anyway?
In Every Day, New York Times bestselling author David Levithan presented readers with his most ambitious novel to date: Every morning, A wakes up in a different body and leads a different life. A must never get too attached, must never be noticed, must never interfere. The novel Every Day starts on Day 5994 of A's life. In this digital-only collection Six Earlier Days, Levithan gives readers a glimpse at a handful of the other 5993 stories yet to be told that inform how A navigates the complexities of a life lived anew each day. In Every Day, readers discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day. In Six Earlier Days, readers will discover a little bit more about how A became that someone. Fans of Levithan's books such as Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, co-written with Rachel Cohn, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson, co-written with John Green, will not want to miss A's adventures in Every Day and Six Earlier Days.
Here are new Easy Rawlins mysteries--original short stories from the "New York Times" bestselling and award-winning mystery author. This handsome collection contains six interconnected stories. Abridged.
Essentials Of Physics told by its Most Brilliant Richard P. Feynmen Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988) was widely recognized as the most creative physicist of the post-World War II period. His career was extraordinarily expansive. From his contributions to the development of the atomic bomb at Los Alamos during World War II to his work in quantum electrodynamics, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1965, Feynman was celebrated for his brilliant and irreverent approach to physics. It was Feynman's outrageous and scintillating method of teaching that earned him legendary status among students and professors of physics. From 1961 to 1963, Feynman, at the California Institute of Technology, delivered a series of lectures that revolutionized the teaching of physics around the world. SIX EASY PIECES, taken from these famous Lectures on Physics, represents the most accessible material from this series. In these six chapters, Feynman introduces the general reader to the following topics: atoms, basic physics, the relationship of physics to other topics, energy, gravitation, and quantum force. With his dazzling and inimitable wit, Feynman presents each discussion without equations or technical jargon. Readers will remember howï¿½using ice water and rubberï¿½Feynman demonstrated with stunning simplicity to a nationally televised audience the physics of the 1986 Challenger disaster. It is precisely this ability ï¿½the clear and direct illustration of complex theoriesï¿½that made Richard Feynman one of the most distinguished educators in the world. Filled with wonderful examples and clever illustrations, SlX EASY PIECES is the ideal introduction to the fundamentals of physics by one of the most admired and accessible scientists of our time.
A novel of psychological investigation and suspense, of a family caught in complex and ambiguous turmoil.
EXCITEMENT, SUSPENSE--AND KAY TRACEY--GO TOGETHER! Sixteen-year-old Kay Tracey is an amateur detective with a sense of sleuthing that a professional might envy. Her closest friends who share her adventures are Betty Worth and her twin sister Wendy. Whenever there is a mystery in the small town of Brantwood, you'll find Kay and her two friends in the middle of it.
Six Great Dialogues: Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Phaedrus, Symposium, the Republic (Dover Thrift Edition)by Plato
Plato's 4th century B.C. Dialogues rank among Western civilization's most important and influential philosophical works. All six of these works feature authoritative translations by the distinguished classical scholar Benjamin Jowett.
The Spur Award-winning author continues the saga of The Vigilante.<P> Having killed the men who murdered his parents, Lew Zane wants to put the violence of the past behind him. But the cycle of violence continues when the family of the men Lew killed kidnap Seneca Jones, the love of his life.
Does life feel futile? Doesn't have to.Do some of your failures seem fatal? They aren't.And your death. Does the grave appear to be the final stop? According to Christ, your death is just the start of the something great.There is a truth greater than all the losses and sorrows of life. And it can be discovered in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.In Six Hours One Friday, Max Lucado delves into the meaning of Jesus' last hours on the cross. Through his death, your life has purpose and meaning. You are forgiven and loved by a Savior who died for you. And an empty tomb proclaims that death does not have the final word."Peace where there should be pain. Confidence in the midst of crisis. Hope defying despair. Does death have the last word? I can see Jesus wink as he gives the answer, Not on your life."
[From the book jacket] Why do 70 percent of Americans believe in angels, while others are convinced that they've been abducted by aliens? Why does every society around the world have a religious tradition of some sort? What makes people believe in improbable things when all the evidence points to the contrary? In Through the Looking Glass, the White Queen tells Alice that to believe in a wildly far-fetched fact, she simply needs to "draw a long breath and shut [her] eyes." Alice finds this advice ridiculous. But don't almost all of us, at some time or another, engage in magical thinking? Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill canceled all appointments on Friday the 13th. Niels Bohr tacked a horseshoe over his desk-just to add some luck to his quantum universe. In Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast, evolutionary biologist Lewis Wolpert delves into the important and timely debate over the nature of belief, looking at belief's psychological basis to discover just what evolutionary purpose it could serve. Are there advantages to imaginary friends and fantasy worlds, superstitions and religions? Are we born with an evolutionary defense mechanism to believe in things that make us feel better about the world? Wolpert leads the reader through all that science can tell us about the beliefs of which we are so instinctually sure. He deftly explores these questions and the different types of belief - those of children, of animals, of the religious, and of those suffering from psychiatric disorders - and he asks whether it is possible to live without belief, or whether it is a necessary component of a functioning society.
In The Six Messiahs, Mark Frost again creates a novel of nineteenth-century mystery, adventure, and terror with Arthur Conan Doyle--the creator of the Sherlock Holmes books--at the center of the heart-stopping action. But The Six Messiahs is not a sequel; it is a spectacularly imagined novel that stands entirely on its own. Ten years have passed since Doyle first met the brilliant Jack Sparks and together they cracked the deadly case of The List of 7. Inspired by his friend, Doyle went on to create Sherlock Holmes, the character that has since made him a wealthy and celebrated man. Now off to America for his first book tour, Doyle is joined by his impetuous younger brother, Innes, and a cryptic Irish priest. During their voyage across the Atlantic, the men are stalked by an otherworldly order of assassins attempting to steal a precious piece of the ship's cargo: a priceless book of ancient mysticism. The Book of Zohar is the first piece of a lethal puzzle that will draw Doyle across the burgeoning young nation. From the filthy slums of lower Manhattan to the dark alleys of Chicago to a final apocalyptic confrontation in the searing Arizona desert, Doyle and his companions track the paths of six mysterious strangers who are united by a single, eerie dream. A dream of a black tower rising out of a wasteland--and a river of blood. As their trails converge at the source of this terrifying vision, Doyle and company confront an evil so dark and profound that it threatens to obliterate the very fabric of the world. Mark Frost has created a remarkable entertainment, a thriller teeming with details of American life at the turn of the century. There are twists and turns, mysteries to solve, page-turning frights, laughs, fascinating insights into the issues of the day, a cast of fantastically vivid characters--and a pulse-pounding story that will keep readers mesmerized until they reach the horrific and shattering conclusion.
The story of a Holocaust memorial -- how a class to teach diversity to a mostly white southern group of schoolchildren evolved into a project of collecting 6 million paper clips to represent the Jews who perished during that dark period.
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