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Chart-topping comedian Rodney Carrington offers up his first book helping of the Texas-sized, down-home humor that has sold out his comedy tour across the nation.
This is the autobiography of a man who went to prison and found Christ. This changed his life.
Coming clean never felt so good. . . Grant and Vivi Michaelson share everything in their marriage: love, commitment-and their wildest sexual desires. But their relationship is tested when Vivi admits she wants a threesome with Grant's old friend Cade, proposing their annual trip to the lake as the perfect opportunity to fulfill her fantasy. All three of them are aroused by the idea. Vivi and Cade have long felt a smoldering attraction to each other. . . and Grant and Cade have hidden an illicit desire for decades. Going through with the meacute;nage will test their boundaries, reveal old secrets. . . and maybe tear them apart. After all, there might be room for Cade in bed, but is there room for a third in their marriage?
Periodically, the global economy shifts gears in a fundamental way, turning conventional wisdom on its head and producing new categories of winners and losers among investors.
"This well-written . . . fast-paced adventure raises some interesting issues." -School Library JournalLisette Beaucaire was angry when her parents sent her away from Paris that September day in 1940. And although she knew that with the Nazis occupying the city she'd be safer at her aunt Josephine's farm in the Dordogne Valley, Lisette resented her "exile." She'd miss her friends and the excitement of being thirteen and starting a new school. Instead, she'd have nothing to do but amuse her little cousin Cecile.That's what Lisette thought, but she soon found out that she wasn't the only visitor at the farmhouse. And then she encountered Gerard, a visitor from a long time ago, who proved to be a valiant ally at a crucial moment.
Julian Cribb lays out a vivid picture of impending planetary crisis--a global food shortage that threatens to hit by mid-century--one he argues that would dwarf any in our previous experience.
The Coming Generational Storm has been revised and updated and includes a new foreword by the authors. In 2030, as 77 million baby boomers hobble into old age, walkers will outnumber strollers.
The story of Judith Dunbar and her loved ones, as they face the joys and sorrows of World War II. Judith, who is a schoolgirl when the story opens, truly comes of age.
No one captures the delights of the hoilday Season like #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels. . . Silver Bells For years, movie star Amy Lee wondered what it would be like to leave her shallow Hollywood life and go back home to Apple Valley, Pennsylvania. This Christmas, she plans to find out. And Hank Anders, her high school boyfriend, is now ready to give her a welcome she'll never forget . . . Snow AngelsThe only way irresistibly handsome Olympic skier Max Jorgenson wants to spend Christmas is . . . alone. But when social worker Grace Landry stumbles into his log cabin during a snowstorm, an unexpected magic rekindles his heart, his hopes, and the sweetest of Christmas dreams . . . Holiday Magic Ski shop manager Stephanie Marshall is counting on a holiday bonus so she can put a down payment on a home for herself and her daughters. But her handsome boss, Eddie O'Brien, has his own Christmas wish-one that could lead to a lifetime of loving . . .
This book kicks off a new series about a 14-year-old girl who is developing her skills as a horse whisperer while tending to the animals at Heartland, a refuge for horses emotionally or physically traumatized. When her mother is killed in a tragic accident, Amy realizes she will never see her world the same again.
Are you as close to God as you would like to be? Few Christians would claim to have fallen into overt sin, but many of us have allowed busyness, materialism, and the pursuit of pleasure to erode our spiritual lives. If you have been sidetracked from your journey with God, there is a pathway that leads home. Coming Homeoffers step-by-step guidance and encouragement to lead you back to your waiting Father. "Spiritual rain for your heart's desert. Robert Jeffress is a world-class storyteller. Offers an easy to read, conscience-pricking pathway back to the heavenly Father who loves us. " --Bobb Biehl, President, Masterplanning Group International "For those who have strayed...Coming Homeis worthy of your reading. " --Adrian Rogers, Host, "Love Worth Finding" "Robert Jeffress is right: living a God-honoring life is 'no game for sissies. ' Both the culture in which we live and our own natural bent toward sin pull us away from the God we mean to follow. Coming Homepoints wandering believers back to a Father who not only waits, but welcomes us home again with open arms. " --Ed Young, Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Houston
Jenny has distant, happy memories of her long-lost dad, and has finally gained the confidence to find him. Only one man stands in her way: the aloof and brooding Jason Welborn--her dad's business partner. And it's clear he's not happy she's come home. . . . Jason's convinced this city girl has only come to claim her share in the business, and then hotfoot it back to the Big Apple. But Jenny seems determined to win him over, and the more he tries to push her away, the more feisty Jenny's response becomes. Slowly but surely she's starting to get under Jason's skin. . . .
New York advertising executive Rebecca Valentine is now facing her biggest challenge-her biological clock. In an effort to get her life sorted out, Rebecca travels to a tranquil ranch in Wyoming. . . . Charming, easygoing Mitchell Tucker isn't at all what Rebecca expected. For this rancher is not only a millionaire businessman but also a world-class dad devoted to his two adorable children. Rebecca can't deny their attraction. But can she really leave the life she thought she wanted-to reach For The unknown?
"When we grasp fully that the best expressions of our humanity were not invented by civilization but by cultures that preceded it, that the natural world is not only a set of constraints but of contexts within which we can more fully realize our dreams, we will be on the way to a long overdue reconciliation between opposites which are of our own making." --from Coming Home to the Pleistocene. Paul Shepard was one of the most profound and original thinkers of our time. Throughout his long and distinguished career, Paul Shepard returned repeatedly to his guiding theme, the central tenet of his thought: that our essential human nature is a product of our genetic heritage, formed through thousands of years of evolution during the Pleistocene epoch, and that the current subversion of that Pleistocene heritage lies at the heart of today's ecological and social ills. Coming Home to the Pleistocene provides the fullest explanation of that theme. Completed just before his death in the summer of 1996, it represents the culmination of Paul Shepard's life work and constitutes the clearest, most accessible expression of his ideas. Coming Home to the Pleistocene pulls together the threads of his vision, considers new research and thinking that expands his own ideas, and integrates material within a new matrix of scientific thought that both enriches his original insights and allows them to be considered in a broader context of current intellectual controversies. In addition, the book explicitly addresses the fundamental question raised by Paul Shepard's work: What can we do to recreate a life more in tune with our genetic roots? In this book, Paul Shepard presents concrete suggestions for fostering the kinds of ecological settings and cultural practices that are optimal for human health and well-being. Coming Home to the Pleistocene is a valuable book for those familiar with the life and work of Paul Shepard, as well as for new readers seeking an accessible introduction to and overview of his thought.
Kate Morgan is committed to writing the definitive biography of singer-songwriter James Hayes, who died in an airplane crash six years ago. James had been an icon for his generation, and he'd had an important influence on Kate. His brother, Bret Hayes, refuses to be interviewed, refuses to talk to her. The tragedy changed his life, too. He only wants to be left in peace, breeding horses on his Alabama farm. Bret and Kate clash because she won't give up. There are simply too many questions, not enough answers. And the more she investigates, the less she seems to learn-about James. But his brother ... well, she's falling in love with the reclusive, uncooperative, mysterious Bret. Which is the one thing that's not supposed to happen!
"Coming into the Country" is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush. Readers of McPhee' s earlier books will not be unprepared for his surprising shifts of scene and ordering of events, brilliantly combined into an organic whole. In the course of this volume we are made acquainted with the lore and techniques of placer mining, the habits and legends of the barren-ground grizzly, the outlook of a young Athapaskan chief, and tales of the fortitude of settlers-- ordinary people compelled by extraordinary dreams. "Coming into the Country" unites a vast region of America with one of America's notable literary craftsmen, singularly qualified to do justice to the scale and grandeur of the design.
Writing 2,500 years ago, the prophet Ezekiel predicted a Russian-Islamic invasion of Israel in the last days. The third book in Mark Hitchcock's fascinating prophecy series explains the relevance of this prediction to today's world. First, he establishes how the current global scene sets the stage for this event and focuses on the identity of the invading nations (those mentioned in Ezekiel are like a Who's Who of Israel's current enemies). Hitchcock then considers the time and motives for their attack. Finally, he discusses God's dramatic intervention that will pave the way for the Antichrist's worldwide empire.
"The Coming of Age" is the definitive study of the universal problem of growing old, which in and of itself is a brilliant achievement.
DANGER IN PARADISE The first colonists to reach Tigris thought they had found Eden... but the planet had a horrifying effect on their children. Babies born there developed frightening telekinetic powers at the age of five. No one could control them--and as the "changelings" grew and became aware of their abilities, they initiated a bloodbath of chaos and violence that nearly destroyed the planet. Two centuries after the Lost Generation, Tigrins have learned to cope with their strange planet and its effects. But a new threat is rising. In secret, a medical researcher is experimenting with the TK ability. His guinea pigs are stolen children; his object, to extend their powers past adolescence and into adulthood. If he succeeds, Tigris faces disintegration.
G. Wayne Miller explores the drama and passion teenagers hide from everyone but their peers in this warm, funny, and eye-opening account of two kids from a small New England town as they come of age. As Dave Bettencourt, seventeen, begins his senior year of high school, there are many things he wants to do: be elected class clown; start on the varsity basketball team; turn his high school upside down with his radical underground newspaper, Total Godhead; finally convince his mother, a biology teacher, that he'll never be a scientist; and take his strikingly beautiful girlfriend, Beth Sunn--whose passion is in-your-face rap--to the prom. Beth's plans for her sophomore year include: loving Dave forever; being a cheerleader; surviving school; and staying absolutely cool. All over America, teens like Beth and Dave are coming of age in a world that is dramatically different from the one in which most of us grew up. But their experience is universal: They're falling in love, defying their parents, learning to be independent, and discovering who they are. This is the true story of two kids growing up on Main Street, U.S.A., away from urban violence and the glare of the national media--a place where, despite all the pressures of a new age, it is still possible to believe the good things about being young. "Offers a sympathetic and insightful portrait of high school life in the heartland."--Julie Salamon, author of Devil's Candy
Millions of people around the world today spend portions of their lives in online virtual worlds. Second Life is one of the largest of these virtual worlds. The residents of Second Life create communities, buy property and build homes, go to concerts, meet in bars, attend weddings and religious services, buy and sell virtual goods and services, find friendship, fall in love--the possibilities are endless, and all encountered through a computer screen. Coming of Age in Second Lifeis the first book of anthropology to examine this thriving alternate universe. Tom Boellstorff conducted more than two years of fieldwork in Second Life, living among and observing its residents in exactly the same way anthropologists traditionally have done to learn about cultures and social groups in the so-called real world. He conducted his research as the avatar "Tom Bukowski," and applied the rigorous methods of anthropology to study many facets of this new frontier of human life, including issues of gender, race, sex, money, conflict and antisocial behavior, the construction of place and time, and the interplay of self and group. Coming of Age in Second Lifeshows how virtual worlds can change ideas about identity and society. Bringing anthropology into territory never before studied, this book demonstrates that in some ways humans have always been virtual, and that virtual worlds in all their rich complexity build upon a human capacity for culture that is as old as humanity itself.
From the second-century celestial models of Ptolemy to modern-day research institutes and quantum theory, this classic book offers a breathtaking tour of astronomy and the brilliant, eccentric personalities who have shaped it. From the first time mankind had an inkling of the vast space that surrounds us, those who study the universe have had to struggle against political and religious preconceptions. They have included some of the most charismatic, courageous, and idiosyncratic thinkers of all time. In Coming of Age in the Milky Way, Timothy Ferris uses his unique blend of rigorous research and captivating narrative skill to draw us into the lives and minds of these extraordinary figures, creating a landmark work of scientific history.
When Katherine Sharpe arrived at her college health center with an age-old complaint, a bad case of homesickness, she received a thoroughly modern response: a twenty-minute appointment and a prescription for Zoloft--a drug she would take for the next ten years. This outcome, once unlikely, is now alarmingly common. Twenty-five years after Prozac entered the marketplace, 10 percent of Americans over the age of six use an SSRI antidepressant. In Coming of Age on Zoloft, Sharpe blends deeply personal writing, thoughtful interviews, and historical context to achieve an unprecedented portrait of the antidepressant generation. She explores questions of identity that arise for people who start medication before they have an adult sense of self. She asks why some individuals find a diagnosis of depression reassuring, while others are threatened by it. She presents, in young people's own words, their intimate and complicated relationships with their medication. And she weighs the cultural implications of America's biomedical approach to moods.
"Between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities . . . there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars. . . . Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand . . . to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet. " Conan is one of the greatest fictional heroes ever created-a swordsman who cuts a swath across the lands of the Hyborian Age, facing powerful s...
Two eleven-year-olds named Edmund and Elspeth discover that they have been given fantastic gifts to use against the ancient and evil forces that have been awakened by powerful magic during the Dark Ages in Great Britain.
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