- Table View
- List View
Maudie, one of a large family growing up in Iowa in the early 1900s, seems to attract nothing but trouble when all she wants is to be noticed for herself; and when a crisis hits the family she finally accomplishes this in the best way possible.
As Saint Therese lay dying in the Carmel of Lisieux, she overheard a conversation that amused her. Outside her window, two nuns were discussing what they could write in her obituary that could possibly be of any interest, since the twenty-four-year-old nun had never done anything worth noting. Therese was pleased, for she had always kept a low profile. With the posthumous publication of her spiritual autobiography in 1898, however, that low profile would vanish instantly. She became one of the most beloved saints of all time, and her influence will expand dramatically because of Pope John Paul II's declaration that she is a Doctor of the Church. Amid growing interest in her writings comes the collected correspondence between her and a humble young seminarian, Maurice Belliere. Though they never met in person, they exchanged twenty-one letters that opened a window on the heart of Saint Therese that would have remained forever closed had Maurice not written to the Mother Superior at the convent asking for a nun to pray for him. The Mother Superior chose Therese, and in these conversational letters the Little Flower reveals herself in a way that we would never have known from her autobiography. In his accompanying text, Bishop Patrick Ahern expertly leads the reader into the worlds of Maurice and Therese and reveals the full beauty of this saint's spirituality. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Mauritius: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes--FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorismby International Monetary Fund
A report from the International Monetary Fund.
Former Ranger Guy McCann has built a reputation for pulling off the impossible. There's never been anyone who's dared more, done more. . . ;. Still, he's nervous when his former commander, Colonel Garrett, calls in his favor. The last two guys who paid ended up married! But that's not about to happen to this Guy. . . ;. Special Forces training instructor Julia Beckham knows she's a little uptight. . . ;but she's trying to fix that. And who better to help her loosen up than her new partner, legendary maverick Guy McCann? She knows Guy's in a hurry to move on and leave the military behind him. But he can't do that until she decides to let him out of her bed. . . ;.
WILD WEST WEDDINGSWITH ONLY FORTY-EIGHT HOURS TO LASSO THEIR MATES-IT'S A STAMPEDE...TO THE ALTAR!He had power, success, his two sons-but no woman. So when Trace McKendrick found out Uncle Max had arranged for him to be reunited with his long-lost bride and longtime love, he didn't know if he should thank the old coot in the great beyond-or curse him!Susannah Hart had devastated Trace when she walked out on him. But now, after separate marriages and a couple of kids each, she nearly destroyed him. Because Trace only had to do basic math to figure out that one of Susannah's boys was also his....
Chance Morgan had locked away his heart. Until Cora Mae Tindale crossed half the country to find him. The beguiling creature who insisted on turning his serviceable ranch into a home was hiding something--and Chance was hell-bent on finding out her secrets! Cora Mae only wanted a place to hide, but her youthful protector had grown into a war-hardened rancher with looks that could tempt a saint. Yet his dark glances were filled with distrust. . . and unmistakable desire. Cora Mae's childhood crush was rapidly becoming a much more adult craving!
MAX AND ANGELA ARE GOING DOWN!When last we saw Max Fisher and Angela Petrakos, Max was being arrested by the NYPD for drug trafficking and Angela was fleeing the country in the wake of a brutal murder. Now both are headed for eye-opening encounters with the law - Max in the cell blocks of Attica, Angela in a quaint little prison on the Greek island of Lesbos...
Max and Felix, the two funny frogs featured in this chapter book, record their mishaps and misadventures with the click of a camera. Whether the frogs are building a new porch, telling spooky stories or going fishing, Felix captures the unwittingly comic moments.
Legendary blind detective Max Carrados doesn't need his eyesight to see the crook in a tough case Max Carrados is the greatest detective you've never heard of. He may be blind, but what Carrados lacks in sight he more than makes up for in perception. He can pick out a voice in a crowded room and read a book by running his fingers over the print. Those who underestimate his abilities are soon surprised by the keen Carrados. In one story, Carrados tracks down a criminal by analyzing a coin without ever leaving his study. Another finds him solving the mystery of a train accident that has far more to it than anyone expected. Bramah's stories of Carrados regularly appeared in the Strand magazine, receiving top billing even over those of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
It was a day when Max didn't feel like talking to anyone. He just sat on his front steps and watched the clouds gather in the sky. A strong breeze shook the tree in front of his house, and Max saw two heavy twigs fall to the ground.
When Christine's cocker spaniel, Max, is stolen during a pet store robbery, Pet Finders Club springs into action to keep each pet in Orchard Park safe.
We have questions. Child-like inquiries. And deep, heavy ones.In more than twenty-five years of writing and ministry, Max Lucado has received thousands of such questions. They come in letters, e-mails, even on Dunkin Donuts napkins. In Max on Life he offers thoughtful answers to more than 170 of the most pressing questions on topics ranging from hope to hurt and from home to the hereafter.Max writes about the role of prayer, the purpose of pain, and the reason for our ultimate hope. He responds to the day-to-day questions--parenting quandaries, financial challenges, difficult relationships--as well as to the profound: Is God really listening?A special addendum includes Max's advice on writing and publishing.Including topical and scriptural indexes and filled with classic Lucado encouragement and insight,Max on Life will quickly become a favorite resource for pastors and ministry leaders as well as new and mature believers.
Everyone loves puppies! Bouncy and cute, furry and huggable, what could be more perfect than a puppy? Max loves to get stinky and muddy. He doesn't want to look beautiful for the dog show. When Max visits the show he causes all sorts of trouble. Surely he'll never win the Cutest Puppy Competition prize now!
An old hit man befriends a bumbling would-be gangster As a hit man, Max Trueblood never left the house without a gun. Now that he's retired, he doesn't always pack heat. This is a mistake. When he returns home one day from the grocery store, he finds his apartment broken into and two thugs waiting with a summons from their boss. Trueblood scares them off, but he knows it isn't over. He is officially unretired. When mob boss Raphael Tadzio decides he wants Max dead, he taps the up-and-coming hoodlum Jerry Donahue for the job. Despite his infinite self-confidence, Jerry has never killed before. He falters when it's time to pull the trigger, and he and Max become unlikely friends. When the city's best hit man joins forces with its worst, organized crime will never be the same. "[A] smartly written good-buddies adventure." --The Plain Dealer "An exciting and unusual story." --Publishers Weekly "A heart stopper." --The New York Times on "Role Model"
Maximizing the Triple Bottom Line through Spiritual Leadership draws on the emerging fields of workplace spirituality and spiritual leadership to teach leaders and their constituencies how to develop business models that address issues of ethical leadership, employee well-being, sustainability, and social responsibility without sacrificing profitability, growth, and other metrics of performance excellence. While this text identifies and discusses the characteristics necessary to be a leader, its major focus is on leadership--engaging stakeholders and enabling groups of people to work together in the most meaningful ways. The authors offer real-world examples of for-profit and non-profit organizations that have spiritual leaders and which have implemented organizational spiritual leadership. These cases are based on over ten years of research, supported by the International Institute of Spiritual Leadership, that demonstrates the value of the Spiritual Leadership Balanced Scorecard Business Model presented in the book. "Pracademic" in its orientation, the book presents a general process and tools for implementing the model.
Mini farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family's food on just a quarter acre-and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Now expanding exponentially on his bestselling Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre, Brett Markham gives you tips, tricks, and planning advice on how to make the most of your mini farm. New topics include: -Soil and Fertility yy Tools and Techniques-Planting Guides and Seeders-Easy Trellising -Weed Control Techniques-Greater Food Self-Sufficiency-Making Your Own Country Wines-Making Your Own Vinegars -Making Cheese at Home-Cooking for Self-Sufficiency Keep your costs down and production high with this complete guide to maximizing your mini farm-whether it's a rooftop urban garden, a suburban backyard, or a more substantial plot of land. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with tables, diagrams, and 200 color illustrations and author photographs.
Your dog must be larger than a toaster. Tip well. Never use the word "blossom. " Outperform the GPS. Know how to chug a beer (and know that you shouldn't). Always hold the door. Never use emoticons. These areThe Maxims of Manhood. They cover every aspect of life: women, sports, sex, the office, family, entertainment, fashion, fitness, and more women. Some of these you'd expect. Some you wouldn't, as they usher in amodern code of masculinity (Your favorite book may not beThe Da Vinci Code). In a series of 100 essays, the rules are analyzed, explained, vigorously defended and openly mocked. Every rule has an authorized exception. Except the ones that don't. This book might not be for you. It's only intended for people who fall into one of these seven buckets: 1) you are a man; 2) you will become a man; 3) you were once a man; 4) you are related to a man; 5) you are dating or have married a man; 6) you think that in the future, perhaps, you will date or marry a man; 7) you know, or think that at some point you will know'whether casually or formally'a man.
We all understand the importance of daily exercise in keeping physically fit. But mental exercise is just as essential to our health and well-being--especially when it comes to defending against forgetfulness, memory loss, and even dementia. These and other age-associated afflictions were once regarded as all but inevitable, but in fact, as this eye-opening, inspiring book shows, there is much we can do to protect ourselves as we grow older. With the right tools, we can all maximize our brainpower and keep our minds sharp, healthy, and cognitively fit throughout life. Written by internationally renowned cognitive psychologist Shlomo Breznitz and technologist Collins Hemingway, Maximum Brainpower provides both an in-depth look at how the brain works and proven methods to increase its capabilities. Armed with the results of cutting-edge research, Breznitz and Hemingway champion in compelling detail the challenge and stimulus of continual change over the deadening effects of comfortable routine. They show how to separate good mental stress from bad, and demonstrate how hope and socialization can help delay or even fight off the worst symptoms of dementia. Did you know that experts are often less mentally agile than jacks-of-all-trades? That mental exercises such as crossword puzzles and sudoku are of minimal help in building brainpower? That multitasking poses unique dangers to the brain by presenting us with an environment in which we never evolved enough to thrive? Breznitz knows--and what's more, he knows what to do about it. Filled with colorful real-life stories and fascinating psychological experiments, many published here for the first time, this revelatory work will help adults of any age build and retain their mental acuity. Think better, live better, be better with Maximum Brainpower. Really, it's a no-brainer!From the Hardcover edition.
When a TV game show comes to Bayport, a crime wave begins. As Frank and Joe fight a grudge match with the current team champions, they are also trying to discover who on the staff of the show is the mastermind behind burglaries that seem to follow the traveling show.
LIFE SENTENCE Desperate to escape conviction, the head of a powerful crime family orders the kidnapping of a federal prosecutor's young daughter. If the mobster isn't freed by the end of the week-if anyone contacts the authorities-the girl will be killed. Backed into a corner, her father must rely on the one man who can help: Mack Bolan. Finding the girl won't be easy; the mob has tight security and their network is vast. Plus, with an innocent life at stake, going in guns blazing is a risk Bolan can't afford to take. His only choice is to create a distraction by pitting the crime syndicate against their rivals. The mob is about to get a visit from the Executioner. And this time he's handing out death penalties.
This book shares how to shop, prepare and cook naturally, healthy and teaches how to have Maximum energy and health.
They call me Maximum Boy. It's a stupid name, I know, but they started calling me that in the newspapers. And now it's on my costume, so I'm stuck with it... Super-Sibling Rivalry!
Rosalie was the oldest. Sammy was the youngest. And Maxine was in the middle. Rosalie had a new dress for the first day of school. Sammy had new sneakers. Maxine wore Rosalie's dress from last year. And so it went. Then one day Maxine took matters into her own hands-and left. The house was very quiet without her. And it was not much fun-until Rosalie and Sammy figured out a way to show Maxine how important and loved she was.