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In this book the author gives one of the simplest guides to meditation. He also describes the importance of peace.
"With his engaging blend of travelogue, conversations with a wise and charismatic spiritual father, and musings on the big questions of life and death, Professor Markides takes us as companions on his journey of discovery. The insights that he communicates with such enthusiasm are timely ones: here at last is a writer who challenges the seeker after mystical understanding and Eastern spirituality to discover Christianity." --Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff, independent scholar and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Orthodox Christian TheologyIn Inner River, Kyriacos Markides--scholar, researcher, author, and pilgrim--takes us on a thrilling quest into the heart of Christian spirituality and mankind's desire for a transcendent experience of God. From Maine's rugged shores to a Cypriot monastery to Greece's remote Mt. Athos and, ultimately, to an Egyptian desert, Markides encounters a diverse cast of characters that allows him to explore the worlds of the natural and the supernatural, of religion and spirit, and of the seen and the unseen. Inner River will appeal to a wide range of readers, from Christians seeking insights into their religion and its various expressions to scholars interested in learning more about the mystical way of life and wisdom that have been preserved in the heart of Orthodox spirituality. Perhaps most important, however, is the bridge it offers contemporary readers to a Christian life that is balanced between the worldly and the spiritual.
The mysterious death of her boss during an investigation into Elbridge Coleman, a high-profile Senate candidate, leads Jesse Hayes, a young IRS agent, along a perilous trail of high-level intrigue, corruption, and murder, with billions of dollars of defense contracts at stake.
Inner Sanctum Mystery is considered by many as the founding father of radio horrors. Known for its signature opening creaking door, Raymond the host invited listeners in for a weekly half-hour fright fest of murder and madness. Werewolves, vampires, creeping vines, walking corpses, evening storms, haunted houses, black cats, vengeful ancestors, and even ghosts roamed the airwaves. For eleven seasons this horror program frightened listeners and today, the program remains one of the best-known radio horrors of the Twentieth Century. Horror stars Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre and Lon Chaney, Jr. Were the star figures in these classics, along with Frank Sinatra, Agnes Moorehead, Judith Evelyn, Ralph Bellamy, Donald Buka, and many others. This book documents the history of this horror program, including an episode guide for the radio series and television programs, documentation of the horror movies, and a listing of the Simon & Schuster mystery novels. Years of research and a wealth of information can be found within these pages-making this book a "must have" for every old-time radio fan.
A New, Completely Revised Edition of the Classic Guide to Better Skiing Have you been searching for a way to overcome your fear, trust your instincts, and ski to your greatest potential? Inner Skiing will help you do all this and more. In this newly updated edition of the skiing classic, W. Timothy Gallwey and Robert Kriegel offer advice on and examples of how to gain the "inner" self-confidence needed to ski well and have fun on the slopes.Inner Skiing will help you:Focus on each step of a particular technique (like the parallel turn), then put it all together so that the motion seems effortlessAnalyze your fears to distinguish between healthy fear and unnecessary fear that you can overcomeAchieve "breakthrough" runs in which you experience natural and coordinated movementsMove to the next level in your skiing ability and feel in controlGallwey and Kriegel are two of the leading innovators in sports, and this new edition refines the techniques they have perfected over their long careers. Their easy-to-follow examples and anecdotes will help skiers of all abilities--from beginner to expert. Inner Skiing will change the way you ski.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Stars are only the beginning. Here is your guide to the universe of potential within us all.
Authors Introduction: I wrote this book because my High School requires everyone to do a senior project to graduate. I decided to interview other teenagers and young people I know that have a disability because I have cerebral palsy and have had it my whole life. I'm hoping this book will help to raise awareness for those that are not disabled by helping them to understand what we go through day to day in the life of a young person with CP. I wanted it to be from the strong heart of my generation. I collected the information by email, in person and phone conversations that were recorded. For the interviews I asked everyone forty-one questions and they answered only the ones they wanted to. Each person has his or her own chapter. It ended up that the majority of everyone in this book has cerebral palsy of some kind. Some of the people I knew already and some I found by word of mouth and on the internet. The questions I asked my friends were inspired by my own life and what I deal with on a daily basis. The people who participated in this book chose to be anonymous because some of the questions are very personal and that way it could be private. Everyone who contributed to the book will get their own copy to share with whomever they want, in their lives and communities. Hopefully after people read the information it will give them more insight and they'll have more understanding. Like most people in the book I am the only one at my school in a power chair and that has cp. I've been the only one my whole life so I'm used to that. I think my being at school has made some people more aware. I think the problem is that people don't understand those with disabilities have the same feelings and think the same. When someone does "get it" they just treat me like a normal person, speak directly to me normally, without extra loudness or slowness or the other big one is they don't talk to me like I'm a baby. In the interview I talk about other important issues. I hope you enjoy this book and that it changes your perspective on us, our world, and our culture. I also hope that it helps all the young writers who participated, feel better to know about what each other is going through and that we share a lot of the same feelings and can learn and help each other. That goes for people with disabilities everywhere too.
Craig MacFarlane lost his sight at age 2 and went on to become not only the world's greatest blind athlete, but a much-sought-after motivational speaker. His message is PRIDE -- Perseverance, Respect, Individuality, Desire and Enthusiasm.
This is Henri Nouwen's "secret journal." It was written during the most difficult period of his life, when he suddenly lost his self-esteem, his energy to live and work, his sense of being loved, even his hope in God. Although he experienced excruciating anguish and despair, he was still able to keep a journal in which he wrote a spiritual imperative to himself each day that emerged from his conversations with friends and supporters.For more than eight years, Henri Nouwen felt that what he wrote was too raw and private to share with others. Instead, he published The Return of the Prodigal Son, in which he expressed some of the insights gained during his mental and spiritual crisis. But then friends asked him, "Why keep your anguish hidden from the many people who have been nurtured by your writing? Wouldn't it be of consolation for many to know about the fierce inner battle that lies underneath so many of your spiritual insights?"For the countless men and women who have to live through the pain of broken relationships, or who suffer from the loss of a loved one, this book about the inner voice of love offers new courage, new hope, even new life.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Even though the New Wave has lots of Americans who were accepted as devotees, it was really an English thing. Michael Moorcock led a movement that allowed a much freer approach to writing and content and put emphasis on style as much as substance. Keith Roberts was among the most successful of these New Wave British SF riters. In this early work, something is clogging up the machinery of war. What could it be?
A noted author and Jungian analyst teaches how to use dreams and inner exercises to achieve personal wholeness and a more satisfying life.
In the new economy you are in charge of your own career. You have more opportunities than ever before, but in order to take full advantage of them you mustlearn a vital new skill--personal innovation. Innervation shows you how to master this essential skill and thrive in a world of continuous change.
From foes to friends to...forever?Screenwriter Wyatt Taylor can't let his dying father's work on a book about century-old Ladera Inn by the Sea come to naught, even if fulfilling that promise means going toe-to-toe with the innkeeper's spitfire daughter. His history with Alexandra Roman dates back to a competitive childhood rivalry, so he expects more of the same animosity. He must really be grieving to be caught off guard by Alex's beauty and compassion.For Alex's part, working with Wyatt is unfamiliar territory. The sooner she helps him realize his father's dream the sooner he'll be on his way and she can get back to caring for her family. Yet all it takes is one unexpected kiss to teach her that sometimes change can be for the better. Much better.
At Hatteras West Inn it is hard to predict what will happen next. A visitor is found dead at the top of the lighthouse; Alex the innkeeper must solve the mystery and capture the culprit before the next guest checks out.
With life as a pawn in a prestigious Boston law firm behind him, Scott Finn has set course through the more colorful back alleys and bedrooms of the legal world as a solo practitioner who dabbles in civil litigation, divorce law, and criminal defense. But his new environment and his nose for justice and fair play land him a case that could end up taking his life. A policewoman is left for dead in an alley, but survives and points the finger at an El Salvadoran immigrant with ties to one of South America's most dangerous and notorious gangs. There's just one problem: the evidence suggests the wrong man's been fingered. Finn, along with the maverick detective and stubborn ally Tom Kozlowski, must now navigate through this explosive case to save an innocent man's life and to learn why decorated officers might be willing to risk their careers and even their lives by lying about the crime. But with time running out, it is Finn and Kozlowski whose lives hang in the balance as they search for the thin line between guilt and innocence.
Innocence Abroad explores the process of encounter that took place between the Netherlands and the New World in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The "discovery" of America coincided with the foundation of the Dutch Republic, a correspondence of much significance for the Netherlands. From the opening of their Revolt against Hapsburg Spain through the climax of their Golden Age, the Dutch looked to America--in political pamphlets and patriotic histories, epic poetry and allegorical prints, landscape painting and decorative maps--for a means of articulating a new national identity. This book demonstrates how the image of America fashioned by the Dutch, and especially the twin topoi of "innocence" and "tyranny," became integrally associated with evolving political, moral and economic agenda. It investigates the energetic Dutch response to the New World while examining, more generally, the operation of geographic discourse and colonial ideology within the Dutch Golden Age.
From Michael Harvey, Chicago's best-known crime writer and author of the popular Michael Kelly series, comes something different: a leap forward into a dark world where the lines between innocence and guilt disappear altogether. They're young, brilliant, beautiful . . . and naïve enough to believe they can make a difference. For three graduate students, the exclusive innocence seminar at the nation's most esteemed journalism school is supposed to teach them how to free the falsely accused from prison. Little do they know the most important lesson they'll learn is how to stay alive. The first day of class for Ian Joyce and Sarah Gold starts like any other, until a fellow student, Jake Havens, pulls a wrinkled envelope from his backpack. Inside is a bloodstained scrap of shirt from a boy murdered fourteen years ago and an anonymous note taking credit for the killing. The only problem is the alleged murderer is already dead. Suddenly, the class has a new assignment: find the real killer. As the case unfolds, the bodies and questions begin to pile up. Why are innocent men being framed? Who's been getting away with murder? Drawn into a web of deceit and corruption, the students realize they, too, are being hunted. Ian, Sarah, and Jake are smart . . . but are they smart enough to stay alive?From Northwestern's idyllic campus, to the grittiest corners of Chicago, to the frigid depths of Lake Michigan, The Innocence Game is irresistible, harrowing suspense from a writer at the top of his form.
He is a man of secretsWhen a mysterious, seductive trader arrives at her door, noblewoman Katrine de Gravere reluctantly agrees to give him shelter. The payment--enough wool to keep her precious looms filled. She is a woman of liesSleeping under the same roof, tempted every minute to let his fingers linger on this flame-haired, reserved innocent, Renard wonders if she suspects his real reasons for being there. In a town where no one feels safe, Katrine makes him yearn for things long forbidden, but can he trust her not to betray him?
Eleanore of Ashlin had promised her life to God--until fate intervened. With her brother's untimely death, Eleanore becomes the heiress of an estate vital to England's defenses. Now she is ordered by royal command to wed one of the king's knights rather than take her final vows. With resistant heart, but ever obedient to King Stephen's will, she complies. Ranulf de Glandeville is all too aware that his innocent bride wants no man; yet his patience, gentle hand, and growing love for his spirited young wife soon awaken Eleanore to passions she never knew. But their love will soon be threatened by a depraved woman who will put Eleanore's life in jeopardy--and the young bride's love to its greatest test. . . .
The setting is Berlin. Into this divided city, wrenched between East and West, between past and present; comes twenty-five-year-old Leonard Marnham, assigned to a British-American surveillance team.Though only a pawn in an international plot that is never fully revealed to him, Leonard uses his secret work to escape the bonds of his ordinary life -- and to lose his unwanted innocence.The promise of his new life begins to be fulfilled as Leonard becomes a crucial part of the surveillance team, while simultaneously being initiated into a new world of love and sex by Maria, a beautiful young German woman. It is a promise that turns to horror in the course of one terrible evening -- a night when Leonard Marnham learns just how much of his innocence he's willing to shed.From the Paperback edition.
A sweeping saga of lust, conspiracy, and betrayal, The Innocent is a bold and gripping tale of forbidden love set in fifteenth-century England. The year is 1450, a dangerous time in medieval Britain. Civil unrest is at its peak and the legitimacy of the royal family is suspect. Meanwhile, deep in the forest of western England, a baby is born. Powerful forces plot to kill both mother and child, but somehow the newborn girl survives. Her name is Anne. Fifteen years later, England emerges into a fragile but hopeful new age, with the charismatic young King Edward IV on the throne. Anne, now a young peasant girl, joins the household of a wealthy London merchant. Her unusual beauty provokes jealousy, lust, and intrigue, but Anne has a special quality that saves her: a vast knowledge of herbs and healing. News of her extraordinary gift spreads, and she is called upon to save the ailing queen. Soon after, Anne is moved into the palace, where she finds her destiny with the man who will become the greatest love of her life -- the king himself.
When Ann Leary and her husband, then unknown actor-comedian Denis Leary, flew to London in the early nineties for a brief getaway during Ann's second trimester of pregnancy, neither anticipated the adventure that was in store for them. The morning after their arrival, Ann's water broke as they strolled through London's streets. A week later their son, Jack, was born weighing only two pounds, six ounces, and it would be five long months before mother and son could return to the States. In the meantime, Ann became an unwitting yet grateful hostage to Britain's National Health Service -- a stranger in a strange land plunged abruptly into a world of breast pumps and midwives, blood oxygen levels, mad cow disease, and poll tax riots. Desperately worried about the health of her baby, Ann struggled to adapt to motherhood and make sense of a very different culture. At once an intimate family memoir, a lively travelogue, and a touching love story, An Innocent, a Broad is utterly engaging and unforgettable.
Making peace in the long-troubled Middle East is likely to be one of the top priorities of the next American president. He will need to take account of the important lessons from past attempts, which are described and analyzed here in a gripping book by a renowned expert who served twice as U.S. ambassador to Israel and as Middle East adviser to President Clinton. Martin Indyk draws on his many years of intense involvement in the region to provide the inside story of the last time the United States employed sustained diplomacy to end the Arab-Israeli conflict and change the behavior of rogue regimes in Iraq and Iran. Innocent Abroad is an insightful history and a poignant memoir. Indyk provides a fascinating examination of the ironic consequences when American naïveté meets Middle Eastern cynicism in the region's political bazaars. He dissects the very different strategies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to explain why they both faced such difficulties remaking the Middle East in their images of a more peaceful or democratic place. He provides new details of the breakdown of the Arab-Israeli peace talks at Camp David, of the CIA's failure to overthrow Saddam Hussein, and of Clinton's attempts to negotiate with Iran's president. Indyk takes us inside the Oval Office, the Situation Room, the palaces of Arab potentates, and the offices of Israeli prime ministers. He draws intimate portraits of the American, Israeli, and Arab leaders he worked with, including Israel's Yitzhak Rabin, Ehud Barak, and Ariel Sharon; the PLO's Yasser Arafat; Egypt's Hosni Mubarak; and Syria's Hafez al-Asad. He describes in vivid detail high-level meetings, demonstrating how difficult it is for American presidents to understand the motives and intentions of Middle Eastern leaders and how easy it is for them to miss those rare moments when these leaders are willing to act in ways that can produce breakthroughs to peace. Innocent Abroad is an extraordinarily candid and enthralling account, crucially important in grasping the obstacles that have confounded the efforts of recent presidents. As a new administration takes power, this experienced diplomat distills the lessons of past failures to chart a new way forward that will be required reading.
Being bridesmaid at her triplet sister' s wedding was the happiest day of Hope' s life-- especially as, afterward, she was swept off her feet by gorgeous tycoon Alex Matheson!It seemed Hope would soon follow her sister up the aisle, until Alex became convinced she was playing games with him-- that she was having a secret affair. There could be no marriage without trust, but could Hope make Alex believe her innocence?
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