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"If you survive your first day, I'll promote you." So promised George Wilson's World War II commanding officer in the hedgerows of Normandy -- and it was to be a promise dramatically fulfilled. From July, 1944, to the closing days of the war, from the first penetration of the Siegfried Line to the Nazis' last desperate charge in the Battle of the Bulge, Wilson fought in the thickest of the action, helping take the small towns of northern France and Belgium building by building.Of all the men and officers who started out in Company F of the 4th Infantry Division with him, Wilson was the only one who finished. In the end, he felt not like a conqueror or a victor, but an exhausted survivor, left with nothing but his life -- and his emotions. If You Survive is one of the great first-person accounts of the making of a combat veteran, in the last, most violent months of World War II.
This book tells you what it was like to be a slave trying to escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.
Peter may have been the first one out of the boat, but Jesus' invitation to walk on water is for you as well. That's where you'll meet him: out where the sea is high and the footing impossible. As a follower of Jesus, you want to go where he calls you. But walk on water? What does that mean? ~* Walking on water means facing your fears and choosing not to let fear have the last word. ~ Walking on water means discovering and embracing the unique calling of God on your life. ~ Walking on water means experiencing the power of God in your life to do something you would not be capable of doing on your own. Expect a few waves to slap you in the face. Failure comes with the territory-- but so does the strong hand of Jesus, pulling you up when the bottom drops out. And so do brilliant successes and rewards that far outweigh any of the risks. In his engaging and humorous style, John Ortberg reflects on the story in Matthew 14. [ He helps us to recognize what boat we're in -the comfortable situation where we're hiding. He reminds us there is a storm; we will encounter problems. But if we're willing to get out of the boat, two things will happen. First, if we fail - and we will fail sometimes - Jesus will be there to pick us up. We will not fail alone. We will find he is wholly adequate to save us. And second, every once in a while, we will walk on water! "When human beings get out of the boat, they are never quite the same," writes Ortberg. Encounters with Jesus have that effect. Do you want to know him as never before? Then face your fears and step over the gunwales the Master of the sea is waiting for you. Ortberg is a teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. He is the author of The Life You've Always Wanted and Love Beyond Reason, has written for Christianity Today, and is a frequent contributor to Leadership Journal.
This book is the perfect introduction to teaching children how to care for a kitten. The author gives practical, easy-to-read advice.
This new addition to the popular question-and-answer history series invites readers to step back in time to what it was like growing up 100 years ago on the Great Plains of America.
Written from a child's perspective, this book answers the questions of what it may have been like to have been at the First Thanksgiving celebration, where nearly half of the 52 Pilgrims were 16-years-old and younger. It also answers questions about life in the new settlement of Plymouth, about the native people, and more.
This children's book takes you behind the locked doors of Philadelphia's State House during the history-making summer of 1787. You will meet the key delegates and find out what's going on.
If You Will Lead: Enduring Wisdom for 21st-Century Leaders provides readers with guidance for any sort of leadership journey. Whether you are a seasoned executive or just starting your first leadership role, this book will help you grow as a leader.<P><P> Doug Moran starts by posing four critical questions for every reader to consider:1. Who am I?2. What do I want?3. How can I get others to make their own choice to follow me?4. How can I earn and retain the privilege to lead? If You Will Lead helps each reader discover his or her own answers to these pivotal questions.Moran has taken Rudyard Kipling's classic poem "If--" and created a leadership framework out of it that comprises sixteen eternal and essential leadership attributes. He draws on noteworthy historical events to illustrate how great leaders like Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa, and others applied these leadership attributes to achieve extraordinary results. If You Will Lead uses the power of storytelling to teach its leadership lessons. It combines bigger-than-life examples with everyday stories to help leaders apply its lessons to their own leadership challenges, whatever they may be. It's a practical guide that offers numerous resources and tools to help readers hone their skills and achieve their full potential.
A great way to celebrate the centennial of the great immigration movement through Ellis Island, this unique, interactive history book encourages readers to step into the past with its question-and-answer format. It's also packed with quotes from children and adults who passed through Ellis Island.
The natural beauty of prairie, its extreme climates, its scenic beauty and the modern life are depicted in this book of poems and illustrations for children.
When last we left our heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest, and their new friend, Benjamin Blake (not their real names) they were about the discover the secret of the Terces Society and join their fight to stop the evil Ms. Mauvais and Dr. L.While waiting for a sign from the Terces Society, the kids stumble upon the Museum of Magic, where they finally meet the amazing Pietro, leader of the Terces and brother to evil Dr. L. The kids get caught up in a fast-paced adventure involving a Sound Prism, the nefarious Lord Pharaoh, and a homonculus who might finally unlock the secret they've been searching for. The secret of immortality.Pseudonymous Bosch is back with another smart and original book that is hard to put down!
A child's dreams carry her from her home in Minnesota to other times and many places near and far where she experiences fantastic happenings and meets unique characters, both humans and animals who talk.
Winnie Barringer's best friend, Iggie, has moved away. How is Winnie going to make it through summer vacation?Then the Garber family moves into Iggie's House, and Winnie is thrilled. The problem is, not everyone is as welcoming as Winnie.
Chet and Bernie--everybody's favorite human-canine detective team--return in an e-original short story that gives Chet's best friend Iggy his moment in the spotlight. Iggy is a dog who doesn't get out much, so it's big news when elderly Mr. Parsons knocks on Bernie's door to say that Iggy has vanished. In the search for Iggy, Chet and Bernie find Mrs. Parsons unconscious on her bedroom floor, in need of urgent medical care. But it's only when they arrive at the hospital that things get really interesting. With a jewel thief making short work of hospital patients' valuables, it seems that Iggy is not alone in disappearing right out from under somebody's nose. Suspects are plentiful and witnesses are few. But when little Iggy reappears, tail wagging, it turns out he holds the key to solving the entire affair. In addition to a clever caper and the return of much beloved characters, this gem of a short story is a testament to the enduring power of friendship in all its forms: neighbor to neighbor, man to dog, dog to dog. Here is a treat you'll devour in one sitting--rather like Chet with a juicy steak that's been momentarily left unattended!
Focusing on the igloo, this book also covers many other aspects of traditional Eskimo life. These include hunting, the making of tools, and travel by boat and dogsled. This book is exceptionally well researched (as reflected in its extensive bibliography) and may be of value to adults as well as young readers ISBN 0-395-4463-9 .
Murder, kidnapping, and forbidden romance abound in this thrilling sequel to Sara B. Larson's acclaimed YA debut, DEFY. Alexa continues to harbor a secret love for the newly crowned King Damian, yet she remains by his side as his guard and ever committed to helping him rebuild Antion and reclaim the hope of Antion's people. However, when a new threat to Damian and his kingdom emerges, and blame is cast on the once friendly nation of Blevon, Alexa knows things are not what they seem. Once again the fate of her country hangs in the balance. Will Alexa be able to protect her king and uncover the true enemy -- before it's too late?
Nobody hides forever.Ever since Remy O'Malley discovered her dual identity as a Healer and a Protector, she's kept alive by staying one step ahead of both sides in this centuries-old war. Now someone's trying to draw her out of hiding, using her kidnapped father as bait. To save him, Remy will need every friend she's got. But as new alliances form, old bonds fray. Her boyfriend Asher is losing his powers, becoming more mortal every time she touches him. Meanwhile, Remy finds herself growing closer to Asher's brother Gabe, even as a family tragedy drives her sister Lucy farther away. On a rescue mission to London, Remy decides she's tired of being the hunted. It's time to end this war once and for all, as Protectors and Healers alike hurtle towards a final, violent confrontation that not everyone will survive. Praise for Corrine Jackson's Touched"A taut page-turner. . .Teens will thrill to the romantic tension of an attraction so destructive the couple can barely touch." --VOYA"The characters are so realistic; you can't help but imagine yourself as one of them. Thrilling and chilling!" --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
In this book, the author has expanded his thoughts about unleashing creativity in a world that often thwarts it.
A chameleon's tongue can be as long as its whole body. Some lizards can retract their claws like cats do. Some lizards can walk on the ceiling. If you would like to know about lizards, this book is filled with interesting facts about them. Other books in this series are available from Bookshare.
Describes the physical features, habits and natural environment of iguanas, the dinosaur-like lizards.
Six folk tales from the West Indies which the storyteller begins with the phrase "Crick Crack" and the audience must answer "Break my back" before the tale starts. There is no more food, and the animals must make a long journey to a new land. Each night, a different animals tells a tale to lift the animals' spirits. This is a delightful collection.
The Night of The Full Moon and Other Stories: An English translation by Kartar Singh Duggal of his Sahitya Akademi award-winning collection of short stones in Punjabi, Ik Chbit Chanan Di.
The closer we come to the time of planetary awakening, the stronger are the cosmic energies becoming available to us for personal transformation, physical healing, and divine manifestation. The source energy known as Ilahinoor - Turkish for "divine light" - can prepare us for the next evolutionary wave and manifest the "divine human" that slumbers within. More than a set of techniques, Ilahinoor describes a morphogenetic field of unlimited possibilities sourced within the waves of cosmic light moving toward us from the galactic center, leading to what is known as the "supramental descent" of spirit into matter - also referred to as "ascension." A healing manual that anyone can easily follow, Ilahinoor highlights the history, development, and practical applications of this amazing healing work, and shares stories and experiences from people all over the world.Ilahinoor provides readers with unique step-by-step healing practices allowing for a merging of the higher mind with multidimensional consciousness. It can lead to the experience of physical and emotional healing, spiritual awakening, and, ultimately, to a new planetary creation.
The book about Ilango Adigal a great Tamil poet, who was instrumental in the creation of silappathikaram, one of the five great epics of South India.
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