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Amelie has nightmares. She's a talented and well-liked player on her basketball team in Ottawa, but as a tournament game against her old school approaches, she seems more and more frightened. Her teammates wonder why she left her last school in the middle of the year, and why she's reluctant to meet her old friends again. Amelie finds she must confront the past, for her own good and for that of the team. "Courage on the Line" shows how sport can provide the courage to face violence, on the court and off.
Until now, very little about the recent history of the Mapuche, Chile's largest indigenous group, has been available to English-language readers. Courage Tastes of Blood helps to rectify this situation. It tells the story of one Mapuche community--Nicols Ailo, located in the south of the country--across the entire twentieth century, from its founding in the resettlement process that followed the military defeat of the Mapuche by the Chilean state at the end of the nineteenth century. Florencia E. Mallon places oral histories gathered from community members over an extended period of time in the 1990s in dialogue with one another and with her research in national and regional archives. Taking seriously the often quite divergent subjectivities and political visions of the community's members, Mallon presents an innovative historical narrative, one that reflects a mutual collaboration between herself and the residents of Nicols Ailo. Mallon recounts the land usurpation Nicols Ailo endured in the first decades of the twentieth century and the community's ongoing struggle for restitution. Facing extreme poverty and inspired by the agrarian mobilizations of the 1960s, some community members participated in the agrarian reform under the government of socialist president Salvador Allende. With the military coup of 1973, they suffered repression and desperate impoverishment. Out of this turbulent period the Mapuche revitalization movement was born. What began as an effort to protest the privatization of community lands under the military dictatorship evolved into a broad movement for cultural and political recognition that continues to the present day. By providing the historical and local context for the emergence of the Mapuche revitalization movement, Courage Tastes of Blood offers a distinctive perspective on the evolution of Chilean democracy and its rupture with the military coup of 1973.
Weigel is a Catholic theologian, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Policy Center in Washington, D. C. , and one of America's leading commentators on religion and public life. He sees the current crisis in Catholic life as an opportunity to deepen the reforms of the Catholic Church begun by the Second Vatican Council in 1962-1965, by returning to the sources of Catholic faith. He examines what today's Catholic crisis isand is nothow it came about, and how the crisis might become a great moment of reform for seminaries and novitates, the priesthood, the bishops and the Vatican, and the laity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
How the Church can withstand recent scandals and problems.
In this classic and deeply insightful book, one of the world's most eminent philosophers describes the dilemma of modern man and points a way to the conquest of the problem of anxiety. This edition includes a new introduction by Peter J. Gomes that reflects on the impact of this book in the years since it was written.
The Courage to Be Yourself, Tenth Anniversary Edition is a revised edition of Sue Patton Thoele's classic bestseller. By providing tools and gentle guidance, she helps you learn to set boundaries, change self-defeating patterns of behavior, communicate effectively, and, most important, become a loving and tolerant friend to yourself.
Wilbur Mills is an alcoholic. Billy Carter is an alcoholic. Grace Slick is an alcoholic. Jason Robards is an alcoholic. So are writer Tom Tryon, comedian Sid Caesar, musicians Doc Severinsen and Pete Townshend, and baseball's Bob Welch and Don Newcombe. So are actress Gale Storm, writer-comedian Graham Chapman, and novelist Elmore Leonard. And so is Dennis Wholey, the host of the PBS television series LateNight America, who has collected the powerful and frightening stories of these and many other well-known alcoholics. Their moving stories, told in their own words, portray the eventual nightmare of drinking, the quitting, and now the happiness. There are more than 20 million alcoholics in America and more than one third of the population is directly affected by alcoholic behavior. Alcoholism is truly a family disease. In The Courage to Change, Rod Steiger talks about his alcoholic mother; the Reverend Jerry Falwell tells about growing up with an alcoholic father; Lois Robards, Sybil Carter, and Florence Caesar relate their own stories as wives of alcoholics. How do you know if you are an alcoholic? What are the symptoms? What should you do if someone in your family is an alcoholic? Where is the help? Is there hope? These and many other questions about the disease of alcoholism are answered by some of America's alcoholism experts, complementing the personal stories. This book offers practical advice as well as inspiration. It may be a book that will give an alcoholic, or the family of one, hope and the motivation to seek help.
This daily meditation book shares the experience, strength and hope of those who are recovering from the effects of another's drinking. Those who work the Al-Anon program practice the twelve steps of Alcoholics Annonymous and apply them to their daily lives. For more information on Al-Anon call 888-4al-anon.
Rachel Peters and Michael Hunter were high school sweethearts in the town of Magnolia Blossom. Rachel left to pursue her dream of being a famous chef in Paris. When a family crisis brings her back home--and back to Michael--feelings are soon rekindled. Original.
A Stolen Life One minute Chloe Peterson was a happy, busy teen, going to school, working at a vet's office, and trying out for The Sound of Music. Then her world fell apart. It began with headaches, fever, and aching stiffness that left her weak and dizzy. Then Dad was laid off from his job. And Mom began working overtime, so they rarely saw her anymore. The doctor said Chloe's problem was stress. But the vitamins he recommended didn't work. There was never a right time to approach Mom or Dad. . . until she collapsed. Todd Bowers, the cute guy she met at the vet's, had seen it coming. He tried to help. She almost let herself believe they could be a couple. But when Chloe landed in the hospital, everything changed. Suddenly she was fighting for her life -- against the greatest enemy of all: herself. Who could help her now? Was Todd's feeling for her real -- or pity? Could she dare take the ultimate risk and believe that he really cares?
Explanation of the importance of prayer and how it fortifies man's relationship with God.
BY THE TIME he landed on John McCain's short list of potential running mates in the 2008 election, Governor Tim Pawlenty had long since earned respected status in Republican circles. In his left-leaning home state of Minnesota, Governor Pawlenty demonstrated the courage it took to stand up to the staggering growth of big government. Pawlenty not only led the state on a path of reform; he significantly reduced government spending and accomplished it all without raising taxes. Courage to Stand is the great American success story of a leader who rose from the gritty streets of South St. Paul to the highest office in his home state through hard work, solid faith, and the will to push through every roadblock thrown in his path. From dealing with the death of his mother when he was just sixteen to battling deeply entrenched liberal forces and reining in unsustainable government spending, Tim Pawlenty explores the courage and strength it takes to rise above fierce opposition and become a true leader in America today.
Reflections on teaching by a givted educator focusing on creating a learning community in the classroom.
The life of a paid mercenary makes sense to Special Forces Officer Winslow Grange. The jungles of South America may make his former job as a ranch manager for his friend Jay Pendleton look like a cakewalk, but it's nothing that the former Green Beret can't handle.A woman's heart, however-that's dangerous territory. Back in Texas, Grange's biggest problem was avoiding Peg Larson and all the complications being attracted to the daughter of his foreman would entail. Now Grange will need all his training to help General Emilio Machado gain control of the tiny South American nation of Barrera; when Peg arrives unannounced, she's a distraction he can't avoid. She's determined to show Grange she can be useful on and off the battlefield. Once she breaks through his armor, traversing the wilds of the Amazon will prove an easier task than defending himself against her winning charms....
This book focuses on the lives of the "Hebrew heroes" from the Old Testament. Each one of them met God personally, believed His promises, and was changed forever by their encounter with the Promisor.
This compelling, human story is coupled with timely issues facing the world: the crisis in Darfur, control of limited oil reserves, terrorism by radical Islamic groups. Told through the experiences of two boys, Ayuel Leek and Beny Ngor Chad, the book traces the journey of thousands of displaced children who walked for months across barren land, menaced by starvation, disease, wild animals, and gunfire. Author Barbara Youree, in collaboration with Leek and Chad, follows them through their years in refugee camps and their journey to the United States, where the author mentors them in college as they follow the American dream and pursue their goal of helping other Sudanese. Two million Sudanese have been killed and thousands more tortured, displaced, or sold into slavery. This is their story.
Courageous Leadership Workbook will help both you and your leadership team become the exceptional leaders that God has called you to be. Now more than ever, the world is looking for great leaders. Biblical leadership goes beyond mere ability and personality. Consider your church staff, small group members, or colleagues: Are they leading as effectively as they could? Are they maximizing their own potential? Are they effectively cultivating the talents and gifts within those they influence? The Courageous Leadership Workbook serves as a "how to" guide for every leader.
The Alliance has been fighting a losing battle against the Syndicate Worlds for over a century. Now, Captain John "Black Jack" Geary, who returned to the fleet after a hundred-year suspended animation, must keep the Alliance one step ahead of its merciless foe... After a series of deadly engagements, the Alliance severely damaged and its arsenal is running low. Forced to halt in the Baldur Star System to raid the Syndic mines for raw materials, Geary is anxious to get moving again. But what should the fleet's next move be? The Syndics are starting to catch on to Geary's tactics, and as the Alliance ships jump from system to system, it's getting harder to keep one step ahead. What's more, Geary has started to piece fragments of intelligence together into a highly disturbing picture: The Syndics have been keeping the existence of another potential player in the war a secret--and this unknown power may have the means to annihilate the human race...
For years there have been dozens of books about training and how to do it more effectively, with more impact, with greater focus on performance, and so on, and on. Yet despite the surge of books and advice over the past decade, training departments continue to struggle to produce concrete results, and the value of training is constantly questioned. But some "upstarts" are achieving results in a radical, non-traditional way in small pockets around the world. Based on four years of Advantage Performance Group's groundbreaking work, and featuring numerous real-life stories and several illuminating case studies, this book shares the process, the journey, and the professional courage these professionals took to ensure that they were helping their organizations achieve important business results.
We've been conditioned to think that the CEO is the visionary who provides clear direction, but hero-leaders who make the headlines and become celebrities don't always have the skills to awaken the passion of those they lead. Attacking the myth that visions should come from the lone leader, Courageous Visions provides tools and resources that inspire employees at all levels to contribute and expand on the vision. The author, Martha Lasley, bases her book on the premise that personal visions are the spark for larger organizational visions.
This is the second edition of a popular book on combinatorics, a subject dealing with ways of arranging and distributing objects, and which involves ideas from geometry, algebra and analysis. The breadth of the theory is matched by that of its applications, which include topics as diverse as codes, circuit design and algorithm complexity. It has thus become essential for workers in many scientific fields to have some familiarity with the subject. The authors have tried to be as comprehensive as possible, dealing in a unified manner with, for example, graph theory, extremal problems, designs, colorings and codes. The depth and breadth of the coverage make the book a unique guide to the whole of the subject. The book is ideal for courses on combinatorical mathematics at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level. Working mathematicians and scientists will also find it a valuable introduction and reference.
This new edition of Ferdinand de Saussure'sCourse in General Linguistics (1916) is the first critical edition of Saussure to appear in English. It also restores Wade Baskin's delightful original English translation (1959), which has long been unavailable. The founder of modern linguistics, Saussure inaugurated semiology, structuralism, and deconstruction and made possible the work of Jacques Lacan, French feminism, cultural studies, New Historicism, and postcolonialism. Based on the lectures that Saussure gave at the end of his life at the University of Geneva, the text of theCoursewas collated from notes taken by Saussure's students and published by Charles Bally, Albert Sechehaye, and Albert Riedlinger. Saussure traces the rise and fall of the historical linguistics in which he was trained, the synchronic or structural linguistics with which he replaces it, and the new look of diachronic linguistics subsequent to this change in scholarly perspective. Most important, Saussure presents the general principles of a new linguistic science which includes among its achievements the invention of semiology: the theory of the "signifier," the "signified," and the "sign" which they combine to produce. Relaunching Baskin's translation restores these terms and makes Saussure's thought once again clear and accessible. Baskin's translation allows readers to experience how Saussure shifts the theory of reference from mimesis to performance and expands the purview of poetics to include all media, including life sciences and environmentalism. The introduction to this new edition situates Saussure's position in the history of ideas and describes the history of scholarship that made theCourse in General Linguisticslegendary. New endnotes enlarge Saussure's contexts well beyond linguistics to include literary criticism, cultural studies, and philosophy.
A three-part course in one of the most vital subjects known to man: how to be happy. If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands . . . The simple lyrics of this nursery-school song tune small children in to the important life skill of recognizing and acknowledging good feelings within themselves. For adults, getting in touch with a sense of happiness is rarely so simple. It seems what so many of us need is an education on the subject . . . a virtual Course in Happiness. In this book, Mardi Horowitz draws on more than forty years of experience as a psychiatrist to provide readers with just this. According to Dr. Horowitz, in order to identify the root causes of our discontent, it is necessary to consider all the experiences, memories, and emotions that constitute selfhood, the true 'I' in each of us. A Course in Happiness guides readers through a strenuous but deeply rewarding education in mastering the three essential life skills that underlie the achievement of this level of self-understanding: * INTEGRATION: the ability to assemble all the pieces of one's self into a whole, understood, and respected 'me. ' * INTIMACY: the capacity to remain closely connected to the warmth of relationships with family, friends, and others in a social community. * INTEGRITY: an awareness of which of one's values are most dear and which are lower in priority-and then to be true to what is most important, even in the midst of conflict. A Course in Happiness offers a road map for achieving genuine contentment in life.
Picking up where A Return to Love leaves off, Gattuso applies the powerful teachings of A Course in Miracles to love, sex, and personal fulfillment in a book that has a message for everyone.
Who would you be without your fears and doubts? You are stronger than you know and more loved than you can imagine. A Course in Miracles is a path for those who yearn to dive into the ultimate love affair with their own life. This isn't a sugar pill--but instead it is a black belt in mental training that helps you choose to be who you're truly meant to be in all your circumstances. Discover a fearless love within that can help you succeed in anything: relationships, business, health, and true self-expression. In this book, you'll discover three breakthrough practices from A Course in Miracles, taught by best-selling author and beloved teacher Tama Kieves, a Harvard-Law-School-trained attorney who left her law career to write and has helped thousands worldwide to follow their calling and live in love instead of fear. Dare to become a Life Ninja and choose who you will be in this lifetime.