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Before introducing the world to butts gone bad, Andy Griffiths unleashed the bestselling JUST books. The series continues to amuse, annoy, and totally sick out readers with this latest collection of just disgusting stories. Join Andy in his quest to gross out everyone around him with dead fish, mysterious brown blobs, flesh-eating zombies, and brussels sprouts. Each madcap adventure is more disgusting and hilarious than the last. You'll laugh so hard you'll lose your lunch!
From the New York Times bestselling author of Chance of a Lifetime and The Comforts of Home... Harmony, Texas, is a place where dreams are born. As the townspeople face unexpected endings and new beginnings, they also come face to face with themselves--and what's most important in life... When Tinch Turner lost his wife, he gave up on living. Now he spends his nights brooding, boozing, and brawling. When one of his escapades lands him in the ER, he finds himself staring up at the beautiful new doctor in town. For the first time in years, he feels a spark, but Addison Spencer wants nothing to do with the unruly rancher--or any man for that matter. She's only in Harmony four months, long enough for the trouble she left behind to be over. But then a vulnerable little boy barrels into both their lives, forcing them out of the past--and into a future where love is just down the road... In the meantime, as Reagan Truman grieves for her beloved uncle, she finds comfort in the makeshift family she's made in Harmony--and in a new baby, the first born in the Wright Funeral Home in 45 years, proving to everyone that life does go on...
Marina has flown form Australia to London to donate her bone marrow to seven-year-old Rebecca, the Earl of Winterbourne's great-niece. But James, lord Winterbourne, isn't the elderly gentleman Marina expected: he's thirty-something - and rakishly good-looking. Marina tries to ignore her growing feelings for James and concentrate on helping Rebecca. But James won't let it rest: he wants Marina in his bed. And though she knows she can only be a passing passion in James's life, the temptation to succumb, even just for a night, is overwhelming!
Hope Logan wanted only two things for Christmas-her husband, Drake, And The child he refused to give her. Drake had made it plain he had no desire to be a father. . . and it seemed his desire for Hope had disappeared as well. Drake Logan didn't mind taking risks-but not with his wife. Their one shot at being parents had ended in disaster. He'd almost lost Hope then. . . and now it looked as if he was going to lose her anyway. Then came Stevie . . . . When Drake's young nephew arrived For The holidays, everything changed. Suddenly they seemed like a family-and they acted like it, too! Only, Stevie couldn't stay forever. And Hope and Drake had to decide if they loved each other enough to try again. . . or if their happiness would be Just for Christmas.
A red-hot holiday Pro football publicist Martha Blue has something to prove. To protect the image of the Las Vegas Slayers-and stay employed-she has to shed her party-girl reputation. Fast! So no more mistakes. No further scandals. And absolutely no falling for the one man who can give her everything she wants...and nothing of what she needs. Danger and desire never mixed well for undefeated prizefighter Joaquin Ryder. A friend of the Blue family, he's a man who knows his boundaries...boundaries he has secretly crossed only once before. Now that he's back in Sin City to train for the biggest fight of his career, he can't afford to let a sexy distraction like Martha put him against the ropes. Revisiting their sizzling past is something he isn't willing to risk-until a steamy Yuletide encounter, where for just one night, they'll surrender completely....
When Lily Sanderson decided to remain Crown Princess Waterlily of the mer kingdom of Thalassinia, she knew she couldn't just coast along in the current. But since she's spent the last couple of years on land, Lily's not sure she has the fins to lead a kingdom. Even her maddeningly pretentious cousin Dosinia seems to know more about ruling than she does. But Lily has to dive in deep to keep her promise to Tellin, her mer bond in name only, who tells her his kingdom is suffering in the changing ocean climate. Lily knows this is a seven seas-sized problem. They'll need to create some serious waves to make the mer community aware and get it to join together to make things right. Lily has to lead the way, even if that means facing one of the iciest queens in the mer kingdoms. Just when Lily thinks her double life on land and sea can't get any more complicated, an ancient mer law might separate Lily and her human boyfriend, Quince, after all. It feels as if the pair is up against a solid tsunami wave! In this third installment in the series that began with Forgive My Fins and Fins Are Forever, Lily will have to find a way to balance safety and justice for the mer people and for the humans she loves.
An insatiable attraction heats to the boiling point in this steamy book set in the shore town of Sea Breeze from the author of the white-hot The Vincent Boys.Preston is one bad boy. And Amanda has harbored a crush on him for forever. When she finally makes her move on him, it does not end well. But still, she can't resist him. Especially now that he seems to be pursuing her, too. No one wants wants them to be together. Not Amanda's brother Marcus, who is on the verge of his marriage to Low, and definitely not any of Preston's buddies. They know way too much about Preston's dark side. Even Preston realizes he's not good enough for someone like her. But Amanda believes there is more to Preston than his bad boy persona, and she is determined to unearth what he's hiding behind his seductive blue eyes--secrets that could explain his actions. Secrets Amanda might not be able to forgive. Yet the dangerous attraction persists...and neither Preston nor Amanda is going to deny it.
In this hilarious picture book, which includes picture descriptions, Little Critter plans to help his Mom. He meant to fix breakfast ... He tried to mop the floor ... and he might have gotten his bath had the storm not come! Little Critter ends his day perfectly, though. Other books by Mercer Mayer are available from Bookshare. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
An esteemed philosopher offers a vision for the central role of one of our most cherished--and controversial--ideas. In this rigorous distillation of his political philosophy, Philip Pettit, author of the landmark work Republicanism, champions a simple standard for our most complex political judgments, offering a challenging ideal that nevertheless holds out a real prospect for social and democratic progress. Whereas many thinkers define freedom as the absence of interference--we are left alone to do as we please--Pettit demands that in their basic life choices free persons should not even be subject to a power of interference on the part of others. This notion of freedom as non-domination offers a yardstick for gauging social and democratic progress and provides a simple, unifying standard for analyzing our most entangled political quandaries. Pettit reaffirms the ideal, already present in the Roman Republic, of a free citizenry who enjoy equal status with one another, being individually protected by a law that they together control. After sketching a fresh history of freedom, he turns to the implications of the ideal for social, democratic, and international justice. Should the state erect systems for delivering mandatory healthcare coverage to its citizens? Should voting be a citizen's only means of influencing political leaders? Are the demands of the United Nations to be heeded when they betray the sovereignty of the state? Pettit shows how these and other questions should be resolved within a civic republican perspective. Concise and elegant in its rhetoric and ultimately radical in its reimagining of our social arrangements, Just Freedom is neither a theoretical treatise nor a practical manifesto, but rather an ardent attempt to elaborate the demands of freedom and justice in our time.
Isabel and Stuart have been friends since preschool. And Isabel has believed they would marry. But she is too shy to act on her feelings. When Stewart begins dating Isabel's friend Ketti, Isabel tries, unsuccessfully, to move on and develop an interest in another guy.
Bonfires, pep assemblies, and football: Spirit week has kicked into high gear at Clearwater Crossing High! All Nicole can think about is getting Jesse to take her to the homecoming dance, but he's not in a partying mood. Nothing matters now that he's off the Wildcats.... Everything matters to Jenna these days. Dealing with her sisters, earning good grades, getting over Miguel...more than ever, Jenna needs a friend she can count on. She needs Peter. But has her best friend in the world found someone he likes better? Ben is on a mission--to fit in! He thought being part of Eight Prime would solve all his problems, but he's still invisible at school, and his new friends don't really seem to accept him. Then Ben hits on a plan. If everything goes right, he'll be the toast of CCHS....
GETTING JAX BACK! Kimberly Albert has always yearned for stability. Her boyfriend's just walked out and she's craving the one man who's always been there for her: her best friend, Jaxon Gideon. Jax has loved her forever yet he's had to stand by and watch her live her life without him. Now he has decided that if he can't have Kim in his life, he wants her out of it! But Kim is starting to see a new side to Jax...a much more irresistibly sexy side...and she likes what she sees! Kim just has to prove to Jax that their friendship could be so much more....
When you least expect it...Ever feel like your life took a wrong turn somewhere? Brooke Hart is in the tiny town of Tin Cup-broke and with no place to stay. All she has is a fierce sense of independence. So when an ex-soldier named Jason Kincaid-a taciturn-but-gruffly-sexy local-offers her a job, Brooke can't say no... In fact, something about Jason makes Brooke's sex drive whisper, "Oh, yeah!"The attraction between them is irresistible. So irresistible, in fact, that it doesn't take long before Brooke tempts Jason beyond the point of no return. But Jason isn't one to easily trust anyone. Can he give in to his craving...without giving up his heart?
Anne Graham Lotz encourages us to become closer to Jesus by learning who He is through eyewitness accounts.ts
The Jets drafted me as the number-one player in the NFL draft. But that first day, the day of the draft, was one of the happiest days in my life, because I knew I was ready to make things happen in the league and help turn things around for the sorry-ass Jets. But what a nightmare! Week after week, loss after loss. The Jets went in with a loser reputation, and they were earning it all over again. We had no emotion, no energy, no hunger. The media tried to cover it all. Rich Kotite tried to explain the disasters away. But nobody outside the team knew the real truth of what really went on. This book is going to change all that.
When Little Critter goes to the dentist, he has some unusual experiences. He sees a girl with wires all over her teeth; he sits in a chair that reminds him of a spaceship; and a grown-up asks him to spit! An excellent book for parents and children to read together before a first trip to the dentist.
Every major company has a corporate strategy based on business objectives and competencies of the firm. Most major companies claim to have a corporate social responsibility strategy, most of which are not linked to business objectives or competencies of the firm. These companies are adopting CSR practices, but aren't reaping the benefits of these initiatives because A) they aren't strategic and B) they're failing to communicate them effectively. Fortunately, closing the CSR story-telling gap can represent great opportunity for savvy companies who want to seize it. Just Good Business shows leaders and managers how to develop a unifying strategy for guiding their CSR work. She walks readers through the process of connecting their CSR efforts to the company's core corporate strategy, business objectives, and core competencies. She then shows with her 7 Principles of Branding & CSR why it's critical to embed CSR initiatives into larger corporate strategy, and to tell their CSR story.
In this sixth installment in the Just Grace series, Grace and Mimi have a secret . . . Mimi is going to be a big sister. Then when Lily, a visiting four year old, turns into the Terrible Tutu, Grace can't escape her, and Mimi can't wait to be with her. Using all her empathy powers Grace shows Lily and Mimi the creative path towards a new friendship.
In a starred review, Booklist called the Just Grace series "hilarious" and said, "Give this to . . . anyone looking for a funny book." Grace is a curious and well-meaning third-grader who occasionally gets into a little bit of trouble. This time, her class is putting on a play, and Grace is determined to be the star! But things don't work out quite like she planned, and Marta gets the role. Grace is jealous at first, but soon realizes there's more than one way to shine on stage. This is an act that fans of Judy Moody and Clementine surely won't want to miss!
Luke Bradfield has come out to Wyoming to do some articles for his newspaper back east. His editor sent him to work for a friend, Mackenzie Smith. Instead of the old man, Luke finds Smith's daughter . . . also named Mackenzie. She now runs Bentonville's newspaper while trying to keep track of her exuberant son. A widow, the newspaper and print shop is her way of providing for her and her son. When Luke insists on working for her, Mackenzie wants to send him out of her shop. However, she could use the help. The situation on the ranges around the small town is uneasy with cattlemen fighting over the land. She quickly realizes she needs Luke. Not just to help with the newspaper and not just to keep her and her son safe, but because she could fall in love with a man who considers the fight for justice a newspaper's job. Yet, will they have a chance at love when a war is brewing on the ranges?
An account that will profoundly move you and, like Oliver Sacks's An Anthropologist on Mars, forever change the way you look at medicine, Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives introduces a passionate, eloquent new voice. Author and emergency room physician Pamela Grim not only takes you into her dramatic life-and-death world but, in unforgettable prose, shows us the almost unbearable decisions and the heartbreaking conflicts of a woman who just might someday save your life.Here is life on the front lines of medicine, from modern, well-stocked American ERs to third-world clinics devoid of even the most basic equipment. Here a newborn fights for his life, a would-be suicide arrives with a dozen prescription bottles, a teenager lies bleeding with gunshot wounds to the chest, a hundred needy children wait for treatment in a makeshift hospital in Bosnia, and a thousand more people, desperate and dying, hope for some relief in sub-Sahara Africa. Here sleep-deprived doctors perform heroic procedures only to see patients die ... yet they still manage to pull off miracles. As she opens the doors to this adrenaline-fueled environment, Dr. Grim also bares her soul and describes her own personal journey ... including her struggle with burnout and the crisis of faith that drove her to practice medicine in countries ravaged by infectious diseases, poverty, and war.More relentlessly compelling than any medical thriller, Just Here Trying to Save a few Lives has the power to leave you richer. It will lead you to appreciate the resilience of the human body and human spirit as never before, and will make you forever grateful that there are doctors like Pamela Grim. More relentlessly compelling than any medical thriller, Just Here Trying to Save a few Lives has the power to leave you richer. It will lead you to appreciate the resilience of the human body and human spirit as never before, and will make you forever grateful that there are doctors like Pamela Grim.
The Ghostwriter goes back to 1928 to help a twelve-year-old orphan mistakenly accused of stealing, as the Ghostwriter team tries to lend a hand.
Persons who design and lead worship will find this a practical and useful guide for Christ-centered healing ministry that can be easily adapted in a variety of settings. Included are six complete services of Holy Communion, Healing and Wholeness; Praise, Prayer, and Anointing; and Prayer, Confession, and Laying on of Hands. Services are suitable for Sunday morning worship; retreat settings; small group experiences hospital, nursing home, and home visitations; and personal counseling sessions.James K.Wagner worked for several years at the Upper Room in Nashville, Tennessee, as the Director of Prayer and Healing Ministries. He is the author of several books on healing and wholeness ministry.
In a brief introductory chapter, the author addresses the question of why we need to confess our sins, and offers three reflections in response: Sin as Pride, Sin as Violation of Boundaries, Sin and the Possibility of Forgiveness. The book includes seventy prayers of confession and words of assurance, with accompanying liturgies and music suggestions (Scripture and hymn indexes included!). The prayers are offered in three sections, confession and pardon related to: The Human Condition, The Holy Scriptures, The Liturgical Year. The Just in Time! Series offers brief, practical resources of immediate help for pastors at an affordable price.
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