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A missionary in the Sudan talks about his life.
One of the few books focused completely on mindful walking and walking meditation. This revised edition of the best-selling title (nearly 80,000 copies sold to date) includes over 30 percent new material-including new walking meditation poems and practices-and provides a practical and inspirational introduction to this important practice. Written in Thich Nhat Hanh's clear and accessible style, Long Road Turns To Joy reminds us that we "walk not in order to arrive, but walk just for walking." Touching the earth with our feet is an opportunity to live in the here and now. Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us to enjoy each step and each breath in order to regain peace in difficult moments. The simple practice of walking with attention and mindfulness can bring the spirit of prayer into our everyday life. This book will appeal to anyone who would like to get more out of walking, from long-time meditators to those who are just looking for a way to make their walk around the block more meaningful.Features photographs of walking meditation from around the world.Foreword by Robert Aitken, author of Taking the Path of Zen
It's New Year's Eve, 1919. Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge has accompanied his sister to the home of mutual friends for dinner but gets a call from the office and has to leave. On the steps outside, he sees a brass cartridge casing, like countless others he's seen during the war. But this one has an engraving in the metal. Curious, he pockets it. Soon after, Rutledge is on the southern coast of England helping the local police capture a murderer. Work done, on a whim he drives along the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic and takes a walk out on the headland. Returning to his car, he finds another engraved cartridge casing on the driver's seat. He's been followed. The cartridge casing seems to point to the war and unfinished business there. To stay alive in the face of an unknown and unseen adversary, Rutledge is pressed to the limits of his skills. He's the prey. But who is the hunter?
When Violet Wellingham woke up that morning and realized that she had lost not only the husband she adored, but everything else that had made life worth living, she found it quite impossible to believe that she was not still in the middle of a nightmare.
MILKWEED NATIONAL FICTION PRIZE WINNERINDIE HEARTLAND BESTSELLERONE BOOK SOUTH DAKOTA SELECTIONMINNESOTA BOOK AWARD FINALISTMIDWEST BOOKSELLERS BOOK AWARD FINALISTGrey Rabbit, an Ojibwe woman living by Lake Superior in 1622, is a mother and wife whose dream-life has taken on fearful dimensions. As she struggles to understand "what she is shown at night," her psyche and her world edge toward irreversible change. In 1902, Berit and Gunnar, a Norwegian fishing couple, also live on the lake. Berit is unable to conceive, and the lake anchors her isolated life and tests the limits of her endurance and spirit. And in 2000, when Nora, a seasoned bar owner, loses her job and is faced with an open-ended future, she is drawn reluctantly into a road trip around the great lake.The Long-Shining Waters is the story of these three women, separated by years and circumstance but connected across time by a shared geography: the inland sea. Rich with historical detail, each character comes vividly to life in this luminous debut novel."Danielle Sosin has written the first great novel about Lake Superior-and its many ghosts."-Minnesota Monthly
Frans Gunnar Bengtsson's The Long Ships resurrects the fantastic world of the tenth century AD when the Vikings roamed and rampaged from the northern fastnesses of Scandinavia down to the Mediterranean. Bengtsson's hero, Red Orm--canny, courageous, and above all lucky--is only a boy when he is abducted from his Danish home by the Vikings and made to take this place at the oars of their dragon-prowed ships. Orm is then captured by the Moors in Spain, where he is initiated into the pleasures of the senses and fights for the Caliph of Cordova. Escaping from captivity, Orm washes up in Ireland, where he marvels at those epicene creatures, the Christian monks, and from which he then moves on to play an ever more important part in the intrigues of the various Scandinavian kings and clans and dependencies. Eventually, Orm contributes to the Viking defeat of the army of the king of England and returns home an off-the-cuff Christian and a very rich man, though back on his native turf new trials and tribulations will test his cunning and determination. Packed with pitched battles and blood feuds and told throughout with wit and high spirits, Bengtsson's book is a splendid adventure that features one of the most unexpectedly winning heroes in modern fiction.
What's a Friend to Do? Sprout and Twig are late for school, so Twig ignores their teacher's instructions and takes a shortcut. When his friend doesn't show up in time for class, Sprout lies to their teacher about what happened. But as time passes and Twig still doesn't come, Sprout grows worried. Should he tell the truth, even if it means his friend will get in trouble for disobeying? This lively adventure teaches children ages 4 to 7 the importance of always telling the truth and helps them remembe...
From #1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica! Pedro Morales loves playing basketball, but he's more of a team guy than a star - that would be Ned Hancock, the best player in their entire town. The two boys get along well, but their friendship is threatened when Pedro decides to run against Ned for class president. The election starts to affect their team, and Pedro learns who his real friends are and the best way to work together on and off the court.
The epitome of a point guard, Pedro Morales plays the game to set up his teammates -- especially Ned, the star forward. Pedro wants to run for class president. Yet doing so means going up against Ned. Pedro soon learns the hard way that being a good teammate doesn't mean that others will return the favor.
KIM ALDRICH is in deadly danger when, posing as a summer camp counselor, she must try to protect a wealthy young girl from a kidnapper. It's an adventure that even Kim will never forget, when she and Kevin, an attentive boys' camp counselor, stalk a vicious kidnapper-killer through the mountain wilderness as they search for the missing girl, in THE LONG SHOT
Although she's taken an interest in Irish embroidery, Marcy Singer can't help but abandon her needlecraft when handsome local brewer Todd finds himself accused of murder. Both Todd and his friend Blake's fingerprints are on the murder weapon, and neither is talking about what happened. Marcy is determined to stitch together some luck from more than a few four-leaf clovers and prove that the culprit was someone else. . . .
Transform Your Family with Ten Minutes a Day in the Gospel StoryChristian parents know the importance of passing the gospel story on to their children, yet we live in a busy world filled with distractions. Schedules collide, there is homework and yard work and dishes and laundry, the car's oil should be changed, there are phone calls to make and before you know it, everyone is getting to bed late again. The Bible can seem like a long story for an active family to read, but when you break it down into short sections, as Marty Machowski does, family devotions are easy to do.Long Story Short will help busy parents share with their children how every story in the Old Testament points forward to God's story of salvation through Jesus Christ. You won't find a more important focus for a family devotional than a daily highlighting of the gospel of grace. Clever stories and good moral lessons may entertain and even help children, but the gospel will transform children. The gospel is deep enough to keep the oldest and wisest parents learning and growing all their lives, yet simple enough to transform the heart of the first grader who has just begun to read. Ten minutes a day, five days a week is enough time to pass on the most valuable treasure the world has ever known.Long Story Short is a family devotional program designed to explain God's plan of salvation through the Old Testament and is suitable for children from preschool through high school.
Bobby Jamison worries that his older brother, Kirby, won't be chosen to play first base for the All-Star team because he isn't a strong hitter. Then he sees his chance to give Kirby the advantage over a better all-around player...but will his conscience let him take it?
Journalist Jennifer Dade is on assignment, pretending that miserable isolation in upstate New York is the greatest thing ever. The only bright spot? The wickedly sexy recluse across the lake, who swims in the buff. Now, there's some wildlife a gal can enjoy watching over and over and over. Turns out Aaron Barksdale is hot enough to switch her damsel's distress into a damsel undressed! But Aaron is more than a hot summer night between the sheets- he's also an award-winning author who disappeared from the public eye years ago. Revealing all could be the scoop of the century, but only if Jennifer's willing to risk it all. Contains explicit descriptions of sex.
Anderson shows how the future of commerce and culture isn't in the high-volume head of a demand curve but in the endlessly long tail of that same curve.
What happens when the bottlenecks that stand between supply and demand in our culture go away and everything becomes available to everyone?"The Long Tail" is a powerful new force in our economy: the rise of the niche. As the cost of reaching consumers drops dramatically, our markets are shifting from a one-size-fits-all model of mass appeal to one of unlimited variety for unique tastes. From supermarket shelves to advertising agencies, the ability to offer vast choice is changing everything, and causing us to rethink where our markets lie and how to get to them. Unlimited selection is revealing truths about what consumers want and how they want to get it, from DVDs at Netflix to songs on iTunes to advertising on Google.However, this is not just a virtue of online marketplaces; it is an example of an entirely new economic model for business, one that is just beginning to show its power. After a century of obsessing over the few products at the head of the demand curve, the new economics of distribution allow us to turn our focus to the many more products in the tail, which collectively can create a new market as big as the one we already know.The Long Tail is really about the economics of abundance. New efficiencies in distribution, manufacturing, and marketing are essentially resetting the definition of what's commercially viable across the board. If the 20th century was about hits, the 21st will be equally about niches.
Three untamed Texas men are about to meet their matches--ready or not! REDBIRD: After years of heartache and drama, musician Hank Shoeman has come to the conclusion that love is nothing more than a nuisance! But a few days stuck in a mountain retreat with a beautiful woman could change the mind of any man.... PAPER HUSBAND: Hank Grant is not interested in marriage--been there, done that. But if it means saving his ranch then he'll commit, as long as it remains a business transaction. Of course, he didn't expect his wedding night to feel so real...and so right! CHRISTMAS COWBOY: Corrigan Hart hasn't escaped life without a few bruises, and it seems neither has Dorie Wayne--his long-lost love. After fleeing town from his rejection eight years ago, Dorie is finally back. Is she willing to give Corrigan another chance, before it's too late for both of them?
They're rugged and lean...and the best-looking, sweetest talking men to be found in the entire Lone Star state! CALHOUN, JUSTIN, and TYLER-the three cowboys who started the legend. Now they're back by popular demand in one classic volume-ready to lasso your heart! CALHOUN: When would the powerful rancher realize the possessive and protective feelings Abby aroused meant she was a grown woman ...? JUSTIN: The bitter rancher had dreamed of Shelby begging for his help-but when she finally needed him, how could he refuse? TYLER: The smooth-talking charmer always won over every woman he met-until he encountered plainspoken, irresistible Nell!
Matthews, an attorney, provides a guide to understanding and preparing for long-term care for both those who need it and those setting up or paying for that care. The book covers financial planning, whether to buy long-term care insurance, how to protect assets, care alternatives, and medical decisions. It also explains the role of geriatric care managers, the special needs of those with Alzheimer's or related conditions, protecting against elder fraud, how government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid assist financially, and types such as home care and residences. This edition contains a new chapter on hospice care and updated data on benefits laws and taxes, and resources and websites. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Many veterans returning from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have health problems they believe are related to their exposure to the smoke from the burning of waste in open-air "burn pits" on military bases. Particular controversy surrounds the burn pit used to dispose of solid waste at Joint Base Balad in Iraq, which burned up to 200 tons of waste per day in 2007. The Department of Veterans Affairs asked the IOM to form a committee to determine the long-term health effects from exposure to these burn pits. Insufficient evidence prevented the IOM committee from developing firm conclusions. This report, therefore, recommends that, along with more efficient data-gathering methods, a study be conducted that would evaluate the health status of service members from their time of deployment over many years to determine their incidence of chronic diseases.
At the time Dr. Glen O. Gabbard's first edition of Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy came out in 2004, the Psychiatry Residency Review Committee (RRC) mandated that all psychiatric residents must become competent in five different psychotherapies, including psychodynamic psychotherapy. Just a few years later, the RRC reduced the number of mandated psychotherapies from five to three, with psychodynamic psychotherapy being one of the triad needed in training. Also during that time, much rigorous research appeared in the pages of major psychiatric and psychological journals further confirming the efficacy and value of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Basic Text, Second Edition, is focused on the key concepts, assessment, indications, formulations, therapist interventions, goals of therapy, and the mechanisms of therapeutic action all mental health professionals need in their daily clinical experience. In this manual, Dr. Gabbard expands on the application of basic theory and techniques in actual clinical practice. Therapeutic topics are brought to life on a companion DVD that gives students and residents a visual reference to the text through video vignettes of a senior clinician at work. As useful to educators as it is to students, Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy serves as a guide to understanding the thinking behind the therapist's actions in a wide variety of situations. This "fly on the wall" glimpse into therapeutic mechanisms helps future psychologists, social workers, licensed counselors, nurses and others put psychodynamic psychotherapy into the proper context for long-term, successful treatment. This manual delves into the goals of therapy and the mechanisms for therapeutic action, including: #149; Assessment#149; Indications and formulation#149; Therapist intervention#149; Using fantasies and dreams in therapeutic action#149; Identifying and working with countertransference#149; Optimal use of supervision In addition to the DVD that serves as a guide to understanding the thinking behind the therapist's choices, this book also features a greatly expanded discussion of the evidence base for psychodynamic psychotherapy and a more extensive discussion on gender in transference. It also updates the neurobiological correlation between dreaming and its implications in psychotherapy and elaborates on the contribution of resistance to contemporary thinking. Equally important, Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy provides its readers with a clear road map to greater understanding through practical, hands-on application such as case writeups, oral presentations at case conferences, written examinations, oral examinations, videotaped recordings and direct observations, audiotape recordings, and supervision to help build competent skills and broad knowledge.
In more than fifty New York Times bestselling novels, Sandra Brown has captivated her millions of readers with stories of charismatic love and tantalizing twists of fate. In this classic tale, a woman is reunited with the man she has loved for years-- and must reveal the secret that will jeopardize her chance for happiness at last. He arrived out of the blue-- a flesh-and-blood phantom from the past in a sports car as sleek and sexy as Law Kincaid himself. The world-famous astronaut was as devastatingly attractive as the first time Marnie Hibbs had laid eyes on him, seventeen years before. But she well knew the perils of falling for a ladies' man like Law. And this time she had someone besides herself to protect. Law is determined to discover who is sending him anonymous letters claiming he'd fathered a son he knows nothing about. Showing up at the Hibbs's return address from the letters seemed like a step in the right direction. Marnie swears she isn't the guilty party, but when Law meets her son, it's like a one-two punch to his solar plexus. The boy is nearly the spitting image of Law. Law can't remember sleeping with Marnie-- then again, he can't remember much about his crazy past. But there's more to it than that: Marnie claims the boy isn't biologically hers. As the tension between them becomes unbearable and the attraction undeniable, Marnie is forced to reveal a long-held secret ... one that might cause her to lose both the boy she loves more than anyone-- and the man she desires more than anything.
DJ Kitty Norville never much liked doing the nightshift at K-NOB, Denver's alternative radio station--that is, until the attack that made her a werewolf. Now her habits have become decidedly more nocturnal, not to mention reckless. One night, in a fit of boredom, she ditches the station's dull '90s format in favor of posing a question to her listeners: Do you believe in vampires? The startling answer: Yes. Suddenly calls from anguished, alienated, self-proclaimed vampires, werewolves and witches begin pouring in, with Kitty dispensing on-air advice with unexpected aplomb. And all at once The Midnight Hour--late-night radio's scariest, most surreal talk show--is born. But not everyone's thrilled with Kitty's newfound success. Carl, the alpha-male leader of Kitty's werewolf pack, takes her on-air bravado as a challenge to his authority. And Arturo, head of Denver's vampire families, is terrified she may let loose some privileged information that will be fatal to his kin. Either way, both honchos want her to quit. Then a deranged bounty hunter specializing in lycanthropes threatens to kill her on-air, forcing her to take werewolf form right in the studio ... causing the most privileged information of all to go public: her own secret identity. Ahh, but it'll take more than coming out as a werewolf to keep Kitty Norville sidelined. And here are her first three otherworldly adventures: In addition to Kitty and The Midnight Hour, Kitty Goes to Washington, where she is invited to testify at a Senate hearing on behalf of all supernaturals ... by a paranoid, Bible-thumping senator determined to expose her as a monster; and Kitty Takes a Holiday, but her longed-for Colorado vacation gets cut short when nearby livestock turn up mutilated ... with evidence of black magic afoot.
The Long Tomorrow is a 223 page science fiction novel written by the well regarded early fantasy writer Leigh Brackett and first published in 1955. The cover descriptions by Ace Books read as follows: Len Colter lived in a rural village two generations after The Destruction. The Destruction had been directed against the cities, and now cities were strictly prohibited. The Destruction had grown out of science. , Therefore science was also banned. But that which is prohibited is always tempting, and Len Colter was fascinated by rumors of a place where scientists still worked in secret. When he finally came across a radio box that worked, he was tainted forever . . . This is a different kind of science-fiction novel, with action and suspense that ranks with the best, yet written with a fine skill and insight that give it added depth and meaning in today's world. "You may think you are tired of prophecies of the decay of civilization after a destructive A-war; but let me assure you that Leigh Brackett has taken this subject and made it sparkling fresh by the warmth and perception of her writing. Miss Brackett's previous books have been sheer romantic space operas (which no one does better); but here she has created science-fiction to compare with serious mainstream literature." -H. H. Holmes New York Herald-Tribune "BY FAR LEIGH BRACKETT'S BEST NOVEL TO DATE AND COMES AWFULLY CLOSE TO BEING A GREAT WORK OF SCIENCE-FICTION. " "FANTASY AT ITS BEST." -Library Journal
The second son of Brazos Fortune, Samuel, is somewhat the lost sheep of the family. After he is run out of Texas, he ends up hiding out with his father and brother. Although he struggles to escape the consequences of his previous lifestyle, he refuses to talk about the past. Through it all, Samuel never gives up his Christian heritage.
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