- Table View
- List View
From the Native American tribal faiths and the Judeo-Christian traditions to Scientology and other nascent religions, man's search for God takes many fascinating forms. In this easy-to-use and comprehensive guide, you'll explore the intriguing dogma and rituals, cultural convictions, and often-checkered backgrounds and histories of the world's religions. This mystical tour of major and minor religions, both ancient and contemporary, includes:How religions deal with the issue of evilWhich religions believe in an afterlife--and what you have to do to get thereThe history and moral foundations of major religionsBelief in non-belief and the fundamentals of atheismSpecial holidays and festivals central to each religionFrom Hinduism to Hare Krishna and from evangelicalism to Wicca, this book includes more than fifty religious perspectives and denominations. It's the ultimate guide to exploring the beliefs and traditions of religions around the world.
From the Native American tribal faiths and the Judeo-Christian traditions to Scientology and other nascent religions, man's search for God takes many fascinating forms. In this easy-to-use and comprehensive guide, you'll explore the intriguing dogma and rituals, cultural convictions, and often-checkered backgrounds and histories of the world's religions. This mystical tour of major and minor religions, both ancient and contemporary, includes: How religions deal with the issue of evil Which religions believe in an afterlife--and what you have to do to get there The history and moral foundations of major religions Belief in non-belief and the fundamentals of atheism Special holidays and festivals central to each religion From Hinduism to Hare Krishna and from evangelicalism to Wicca, this book includes more than fifty religious perspectives and denominations. It's the ultimate guide to exploring the beliefs and traditions of religions around the world.
Their humble size makes them ideal for smaller homes and apartments. As lively, attentive companions, Yorkies exhibit as much energy as their larger canine counterparts-without taking up all the space!
The sex education you never got: what to do when the sex is over-and you're left with an ExIn 1969, David Reuben, MD, published his groundbreaking book Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex*. Forty years later, we know plenty about sex. The thing we're so confused about, however, is what to do when the sex is over, and you're left with an Ex. In the age of Google, Facebook, and Twitter, it's almost impossible to leave the past behind. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ex*is the answer for any woman whose former relationship is keeping her from finding true love. Written by two family therapists, this book helps readers learn:Who holds the power in your Ex relationshipsThe best way to deal with an unavoidable ExSolutions to everyday Ex issues (including kids)How to handle your boyfriend's or husband's ExesHow to get resolution with any ExHow to learn from your Exes so as to make a better choice the next timeThis sassy, take-charge manual is a must-read for any woman who has an Ex. Praise for Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ex*"No matter how codependent or crazy your relationship with your Ex has been, this book will show you how to live and love again. "Melody Beattie | bestselling author, The New Codependency and Codependent No More"An insightful, entertaining and essential guide to surviving the turmoil and trauma of breakups and divorce. Read this book and you'll learn to survive and thrive in the aftermath of an unhappy relationship. "Ben Sherwood| bestselling author, The Survivor's Club"If you have an Ex and kids, this book is a must read (unless you want your kids to spend their college savings on therapy)!"Romi Lassally| author, True Mom Confessions: Real Moms Get Real | founder of truuconfessions. com"I thought I knew everything there was to know about my Ex. But I never would have guessed she'd be able to turn some of our most shameful follies into such valuable advice. Now our Ex life couldn't be better!"Michelle's Ex"When I first became an Ex it was like a brick to the head or, perhaps in better moments, a knee to the groin. But this book adds the one metaphor I was missing-a breath of fresh air. Heather worked hard to become a 'good' Ex, where drama takes a backseat to what's important-our kids and our futures. This book can show everyone that the path from Ex to next can be filled with hope and happiness. "Heather's Ex
A book of questions and answers about sex and all its myriad facets.
Can you imagine a future where everyone has given up sleeping? From the creator of the television series Red Band Society and author of the international bestseller The Yellow World comes this uniquely special novel. What if I could reveal your secrets with just a glance? And what if I could feel with your heart just by looking at you? And what if --in a single moment-- I could know that we were made for each other? Marcos has just lost his mother, a famous dancer who taught him everything, and he decides that his world can never be the same without her. Just as he is about to make a radical change, a phone call turns his world upside down. Albert Espinosa has a peculiar talent for generating immediate congeniality around him, for shifting people's moods toward the positive and for reconciling them with themselves and the world, when needed. Reviews:«Albert Espinosa lives exclusively in his imagination. He uses it to write, to direct plays and films and to act. His sense of humour is as special as his way of living. An optimism as contagious as a cold.»Teresa Cendrós, El Periódico «If there's one ability Espinosa has had in all of his multifactorial creations it's his capacity to stand in other people's shoes. Empathy is his strength.»Núria Escur, La Vanguardia «Speaking with Albert teaches me many new things, such as "it is not sad to die" and that what is sad is not living, not to live it all (...). He knows what he's talking about and knows how to tell it, and that's why his works help us to live.»Víctor M. Amela, La Vanguardia «Espinosa says what he thinks and feels, taking out any feeling from his closet in the same manner he sticks out his leg. He knows he is alive because of a miracle and that life is a short miracle. How I like this guy. His life, his theatre, his gambles, humour and his courage. There's no one else like him.» Marcos Ordóñez, El País «A militant of life, an engineer of art.» Elena Pita, El Mundo «Armoured in the face of pessimism, Everything You and I Could Have Been If We Weren't You and I shines with the positive outlook that that the author projects on everything he does.» Belén Guinart, El País «Everything You and I Could Have Been If We Weren't You and I presents a fast, direct, uninhibited, almost gestural style, which is a machine of empathy for the reader and is not devoid of humour.»El Correo Español
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE ZOMBIE HANDBOOK EVER PUBLISHED In one indispensable volume, Matt Mogk, founder and head of the Zombie Research Society, busts popular myths and answers all your raging questions about the living dead.* Q. How can I increase my chances of survival? A. One simple step is to keep away from other people. Without people there can be no zombies. Q. What is the connection between the Voodoo zombie and the flesh-eating zombie of popular culture? A. Other than a shared name, absolutely nothing. Q. Will zombies actually eat me, or will they just bite and chew? A. Research suggests the neuromuscular activity required for swallowing may be too complex for a zombie. Q. Will we see any warning signs before the dead rise? A. Unfortunately, entire populations could be infected with the zombie sickness before anyone even knows there's a problem. Q. How come Zombie Awareness Month is in May and not October? A. Unlike witches and vampires, zombies are not otherworldly creatures. They are made of flesh and blood. Don't forget to wear your gray ribbon. * Many more questions about zombies--including why not all of them are undead--are answered inside the book.
Everything You Know About Sex is Wrong: The Disinformation Guide to the Extremes of Human Sexuality (and Everything in Between)by Russ Kick
67 articles and essays by a panoply of sexperts, providing a wildly varied, unexpected, and untamed look at everyone's favorite activity
The author talks about what bipolar is, and how it affects teens and adults.
Facts, treatment, resourcies and stories about this physical disability for older elemantary school readers through adult.
In this handy guide, you will learn about credit cards, what all that fine print mumbo jumbo means, and how to use one without getting into trouble or debt.
About custody -- Two homes, one life: joint custody -- Custody goes to court -- Sole custody and visitation rights -- Living with someone other than a biological parent -- What about you?
An introduction to Wiccan beliefs, holidays, traditions, rituals, tools of the trade, and more. Geared toward teens.
A practical, easy-to-use guide to help you manage type 2 diabetes or prediabetes If you are one of the millions of people living with diabetes or prediabetes, you may feel like you're inundated with information on how to manage your condition. The good news is that we now know a lot more about managing diabetes or reducing your risk of developing it--and here, the world's foremost glycemic index experts share their wisdom. Rather than blind you with science or swamp you with facts, Everything You Need to Know to Manage Type 2 Diabetes sets out clearly and simply what you need to eat and do to help you: Reduce your risk of developing diabetes Improve your insulin sensitivity and your cardiovascular health Keep your blood glucose levels, blood pressure, and blood fats under control Reduce your body fat and maintain a healthy body With tips and strategies for working with your doctor, the most recent info on medications, and guidance on the best foods to eat (at home or at a restaurant), Everything You Need to Know to Manage Type 2 Diabetes offers uncomplicated, straightforward advice to help you survive--and thrive.
A male perspective on sorting love from loss, faith from fear--brimming with humor and romance.Phillip's sophomore year is off to a rough start. One of his best friends ditches him. His track coach singles him out for personalized, torturous training sessions. And his dad decides to clean out all of the emergency supplies from the basement, even though the world could end in disaster at any moment...and even though those supplies are all Phillip has left of his dead mom. Not that he wants to talk about that.But then Phillip meets Rebekah. Not only is she unconventionally hot and smart, but she might like him back. As Phillip gets closer to Rebekah, he tries harder and harder to turn himself into the kind of person he thinks she wants him to be. But the question is, can he become that person? And does he really want to?
For everyone from the serious musician to parents who have kids that have an interest in becoming professionals in the record industry. It's easy to read and understand. Written to give producers, artists, performers, and music entrepreneurs an inspiring view into the way things should be done in the record industry. Everything You'd Better Know About the Record Industry is about how to find success in the music business and how to make money doing it. It answers all the questions one would have about making it, but more importantly, its answers questions about the record industry that you don't even know to ask.
I need you, the tall, good-looking missionary had said. . . ;but he'd been speaking to Josey's entire church at the time. Had she taken it too literally? Because she was no longer in Gull Lake, Minnesota. She was a missionary. In Russia. For a year. True, Josey had wanted to skip town when her sister married her ex, and her secret crush/best friend got engaged. But Russia? Yet after a few weeks the idea grew on her. She could speak enough words to buy fruit at the Moscow market, and the missionary role was feeling. . . ;right (although her bagel-thieving roommate tested her daily). Even the frosty Russian weather was no big deal for this Minnesota girl - it was getting her love life to thaw that was the real challenge!
Standing between her...and danger Returning to her hometown is Cait McAllister's chance to stand on her own. That means taking a break from men and relationships. Then she meets her new boss, the intriguing Noah Chandler. As the mayor, he's got bold plans for Angel Butte. As a man, he's so tempting that Cait's vow of independence is in jeopardy. The most persuasive part of him, however, could be the way he looks out for her. Because when a threat from her past puts her in danger, Noah is there to protect her. And there's no way she can resist a man who has so much invested in keeping her safe.
Mary DiNunzio has been slaving away for the past eight years trying to make partner in her cutthroat Philadelphia law firm. She's too busy to worry about the crank phone calls she's been getting --until they fall into a sinister pattern. The phone rings as soon as she gets to work, then as soon as she gets home. Mary can't shake the sensation that someone is watching her, following her every move. The shadowboxing turns deadly when her worst fears are realized, and she has to fight for something a lot more important than partnership --her life.
Eighty-year-old Emma Bauer has carefully guarded a dark secret for more than fifty years. But when she sees her granddaughter's marriage beginning to unravel, Emma realizes that her lies about her own marriage have poisoned those she loves most. Can she help her granddaughter break free of a legacy of wrong choices? Or will she take her secret -- and her broken heart -- to the grave?
Purportedly pages from Eve's (Garden of Eden) Diary "Translated from the Original." Eve expresses her thought about Eden and what's in it and about Adam.
Journalist, party girl, bookworm, artist, muse: by the time she'd hit thirty, Eve Babitz had played all of these roles. Immortalized as the nude beauty facing down Duchamp and as one of Ed Ruscha's Five 1965 Girlfriends, Babitz's first book showed her to be a razor-sharp writer with tales of her own. Eve's Hollywood is an album of vivid snapshots of Southern California's haute bohemians, of outrageously beautiful high-school ingenues and enviably tattooed Chicanas, of rock stars sleeping it off at the Chateau Marmont. And though Babitz's prose might appear careening, she's in control as she takes us on a ride through an LA of perpetual delight, from a joint serving the perfect taquito, to the corner of La Brea and Sunset where we make eye contact with a roller-skating hooker, to the Watts Towers. This "daughter of the wasteland" is here to show us that her city is no wasteland at all but a glowing landscape of swaying fruit trees and blooming bougainvillea, buffeted by earthquakes and the Santa Ana winds--and every bit as seductive as she is.
It's snacktime in Mr. Walter's classroom, and Evette has something to say. "Only kids with a baby sister can come to my birthday." Not everyone has a little sister-but everyone would like to be invited. Evette and her classmates begin a conversation filled with imagination and discovery. After lots of discussion, Evette knows just what to do to make her party the most fun.Evette's Invitation captures the rich, spontaneous, and oftentimes quirky conversations that young children bring to the table.The book contains a page of information to help adults connect the story to children's experiences.
Modern Rome is a city rife with contradictions. Once the seat of ancient glory, it is now often the object of national contempt. It plays a significant part on the world stage, but the concerns of its residents are often deeply parochial. And while they live in the seat of a world religion, Romans can be vehemently anticlerical. These tensions between the past and the present, the global and the local, make Rome fertile ground to study urban social life, the construction of the past, the role of religion in daily life, and how a capital city relates to the rest of the nation. Michael Herzfeld focuses on Rome's historic Monti district and the wrenching dislocation caused by rapid economical, political, and social change. Evicted from Eternity tells the story of the gentrification of Monti- once the architecturally stunning home of a community of artisans and shopkeepers now displaced by an invasion of rapacious real estate speculators, corrupt officials, dithering politicians, deceptive clerics, and shady thugs. As Herzfeld picks apart the messy story of Monti's transformation, he ranges widely over many aspects of life there and in the rest of the city, richly depicting the uniquely local landscape of globalization in Rome.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman's Victims.In a half-built mansion in Los Angeles, a watchman stumbles onto the bodies of a young couple--murdered and left in a gruesome postmortem embrace. Veteran homicide cop Milo Sturgis is shocked at the sight: a twisted crime that only Milo and psychologist Alex Delaware can hope to solve. While the female victim's identity remains in question, her companion is ID'd as eco-friendly architect Desmond Backer, notorious for his power to seduce women. The deeper Milo and Alex dig for clues, the longer the list of suspects grows. But when the investigation veers suddenly in a startling direction, it's the investigators who may wind up on the wrong end of a cornered predator's final fury.