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As the greatest book of Jewish mysticism, the Zohar is a revered and much-studied work. Yet, surprisingly, scholarship on the Zohar has yet to pay attention to its most unique literary device#151;the presentation of its insights while its teachers walk on the road. In these pages, rabbi and scholar David Greenstein offers the first examination of the "walking on the road" motif. Greenstein's original approach hones in on how this motif expresses the struggles with spatiality and the everyday presented in the Zohar. He argues that the walking theme is not a metaphor for realms to be collapsed into or transcended by the holy, as conventional interpretations would have it. Rather, it conveys us into those quotidian spaces that are obdurately present alongside the realm of the sacred. By embracing the reality of mundane existence, and recognizing the prosaic dimensions of the worldly path, the Zohar is an especially exceptional mystical treatise. In this volume, Greenstein makes visible a singular, though previously unstudied, achievement of the Zohar.
A very bumpy ride. Emily Curtis is used to dealing with her problems while under the hood of an old Chevy, but when her mom dies, Emily's world seems shaken beyond repair. Driven from home by hospital bills they can't pay, Emily and her dad move in with his wealthy sister, who intends to make her niece more feminine---in other words, just like Whitney, Emily's perfect cousin. But when Emily hears the engine of a 1970 Dodge Challenger, and sees the cute gearhead, Zander, next door, things seem to be looking up. But even working alongside Zander can't completely fix the hole in Emily's life. Ever since her mom died, Emily hasn't been able to pray, and no one---not even Zander---seems to understand. But sometimes the help you need can come from the person you least expect.
A layperson's geological road map describing rocks and landforms along South Dakota's highways, as well as the geology lying beneath in caves and mine shafts. Gries (geology, South Dakota School of Mines) keeps it simple but informative, traveling from the glaciated prairies, across the Missouri River, and into the rugged Badlands Wall, the Needles, and the Homestake gold mine in the the West. Stops along the way include geologic tours of the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, Wind Cave National Park, and Jewel Cave National Monument. Includes maps and photographs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
The book is all about roadside America, road trips and attractions in various regions of America.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the kitchen-Roald Dahl's recipes are back! Inspired by his popular stories, these recipes use the most common ingredients to create the most uncommon treats. Not sure how to entertain the kiddies? Surprise them with tummyticklers like Pickled Spines of Porcupines and Hornets Stewed in Tar. There's no better way to liven up a party than to dine on Lizards' Tails and enjoy a delicious Liquid Chocolate Mixed by Waterfall. Like anything Roald Dahl, these recipes are sure to be extraordinarily funny!
Pranks, tricks, mischief, and more in this ideal companion book to Roald Dahl's beloved novels! Professional tricksters put your cunning to the test. Inside this wicked little book you'll find step-by-step instructions for making mischief and mayhem as well as outrageous jokes, fiendish quizzes, and a few smelly surprises. Includes extracts from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Witches, and more. Like The Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets, this book is a wonderful complement to Roald Dahl novels, with tons of great extras fans will love. It's the perfect way to complete your Dahl collection!
Bindi, Robert and Terri Irwin are on their way to Sumatra to collect three gorgeous tiger cubs to take back with them to Australia Zoo. Soon after they are introduced to the mischievous trio, Bindi and her new friend Madi get involved in tracking down a nefarious gang of tiger poachers.
Can You Tell Me How to Get to Narnia? You don't actually have to journey all the way to Narnia to find everything you need to know in one spot (though you might want to anyway)!Roar! A Christian Family Guide to the Chronicles of Narnia is a beautiful volume that unveils a fun-filled world based on intriguing Bible insights for every Narniac! There's something for everyone-from elementary aged children to their parents. Packed with fun activities, a "Narniac's Creed," tips on speaking like a British schoolboy, games, trivia, and more, it's built on solid teaching: chapter by chapter discussion guides, conversation starters for parents and kids, and Bible parallels that will surprise even the most studious Christian. Now you can get the most out of Narnia-even if you don't own a wardrobe! "Tell me more about Narnia!" Fans ages four to ninety-four just can't get enough of C. S. Lewis's timeless classic,The Chronicles of Narnia. That's why Roar! takes your family on a one-of-a-kind adventure through every chapter in all seven books! * Peek inside to find: Interactive features like "Wisdom for Narniacs," "Kid Test," "Let's Talk About It," "Grown-up Thoughts," and "Try This at Home" Helps for parents on big subjects including mythology, magic, violence, and life after death Fun articles from "Oh, I Wish I Were a Dufflepud!" to "Creature Hall of Fame & Shame" Indexes of creatures, characters, places, and Bible parallels A glossary of difficult words A memorable celebration of the Lord behind the Lion *Imagination not included. Banner: Your guide to all 7 Chronicles, including The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Starburst Imaginations run wild, families grow closer, and faith moves forward by Lion-sized leaps! Sidebar The Chronicles of Narnia The Magician's Nephew The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe The Horse and His Boy Prince Caspian The Voyage of the Dawn Treader The Silver Chair The Last Battle Story Behind the Book C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia have long captivated the hearts, souls, and imaginations of both youth and adults. This December, with the release of Disney's The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, a craze among Christians and non-Christians is sure to erupt! Fans will be on the prowl for solid teaching to better understand this make-believe world that holds timeless gems of biblical insight. Now parents, kids, college students, and older Narniacs everywhere will find the answers they need in one convenient source. It's unapologetically Christian, because that's how C. S. Lewis was. And, true to form, not a tad of adventurous dust is left behind when readers embark on this exciting journey!
The title of this anthology riffs on Teddy Roosevelt's phallocentric motto, "Speak softly, and carry a big stick." Few American women today are interested in cultivating a Teddyesque machismo -- but in Roar Softly, women writers recount witty and poignant tales of modern-day survival, from finding love (and sex) as a single mom to overcoming anorexia to adopting a child. Not only do their stories offer reassurance that no woman is alone in her struggles, but they also suggest better battle strategies -- more womanly battle strategies, if you will -- for those who shrink from the "muscle your way through" approach. As each essay demonstrates, women can overcome the challenges of their lives not only with strength, but also with grace. Contributors include Anne Lamott, Edwidge Danticat, Mary Roach, Elizabeth Fishel, Laura Fraser, and Anneli Rufus.
In this thoroughly researched volume, drawing upon a wealth of primary sources, Johnson examines the world of the California Gold Rush with emphasis on race, ethnicity, and gender issues. She contrasts the conventional images of Gold Rush participants - Anglo males from the eastern U.S. heading west to sek their fortunes - with the reality. In fact, the Gold Rush brought together people from highly diverse backgrounds and forced them to interact with one another. Native Americans, Latinos from several nations, Anglos from the eastern U.S., European immigrants, and African Americans (both free and enslaved) all played key roles. Women of all backgrounds were also present in small but significant numbers, finding opportunities to work and live with unprecedented independence. Initially Gold Rush society was outside the bounds of accepted U.S. mores, forcing participants to relate to one another in new ways. As more Anglo women moved to California to join male relatives, middle-class standards were brought to bear on the "lawless" Gold Rush country.
The story of the jet age of aviation revolves around remarkable geniuses including Sir Frank Whittle, the British inventor of the jet engine; Hans von Ohain, a German jet engine designer; famed aeronautical engineer Kelly Johnson; the daring test pilot Tex Johnston; and many more brilliant men who conceived early, extraordinary airplanes and had the courage to fly them to new horizons. Roaring Thunder blends real life adventures of the industry giants with the fictional Vance Shannon and his aviation family. Shannon, a prototypical American test pilot, sees and guides the birth of American jet aviation. His sons, Tom and Harry, fly the new jets in combat. Their aviation careers are blessed by skill and courage, and they help usher in the greatest advance in aviation history with the birth of the transport. The Shannons serve as counterparts to the real-life heroes, creating continuity and explaining the intricacies, successes, and setbacks of a brand new industry.This dramatic, accurate story of the beginning of the jet age is presented against a background of real and fictional personalities who bring the story to life.
BLOOPER: BALL SQUIRTS THROUGH BILLY BUCKNER'S LEGS. BLUNDER: BILLY BUCKNER'S MANAGER LEFT HIM IN THE GAME. Baseball bloopers are fun; they're funny, even. A pitcher slips on the mound and his pitch sails over the backstop. An infielder camps under a pop-up...and the ball lands ten feet away. An outfielder tosses a souvenir to a fan...but that was just the second out, and runners are circling the bases (and laughing). Without these moments, the highlight reels wouldn't be nearly as entertaining. Baseball blunders, however, can be tragic, and they will leave diehard fans asking why...why...why? Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Blunders does its best to answer all those whys, exploring the worst decisions and stupidest moments of managers, general managers, owners, and even commissioners. As he did in his Big Book of Baseball Lineups, Rob Neyer provides readers with a fascinating examination of baseball's rich history, this time through the lens of the game's sometimes hilarious, often depressing, and always perplexing blunders. · Which ill-fated move cost the Chicago White Sox a great hitter and the 1919 World Series? · What was Babe Ruth thinking when he became the first (and still the only) player to end a World Series by getting caught trying to steal? · Did playing one-armed Pete Gray in 1945 cost the Browns a pennant? · How did winning a coin toss lead to the Dodgers losing the National League pennant on Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'round the World"? · How damaging was the Frank Robinson-for-Milt Pappas deal, really? · Which of Red Sox manager Don Zimmer's mistakes in 1978 was the worst? · Which Yankees trade was even worse than swapping Jay Buhner for Ken Phelps? · What non-move cost Buck Showalter a job and gave Joe Torre the opportunity of a lifetime? · Game 7, 2003 ALCS: Pedro winds up to throw his 123rd pitch...what were you thinking? These are just a few of the legendary (and not-so-legendary) blunders that Neyer analyzes, always with an eye on what happened, why it happened, and how it changed the fickle course of history. And in separate chapters, Neyer also reviews some of the game's worst trades and draft picks and closely examines all the teams that fell just short of first place. Another in the series of Neyer's Big Books of baseball history, Baseball Blunders should win a place in every devoted fan's library.
Elizabeth and her friend Maria are filming at the mall with Maria's new video camera and unknowingly capture a robbery on film. When Maria's home is robbed and her entire video collection is stolen, Elizabeth has her clue to solve the mystery.
Robert Peter Williams was a sixteen-year-old selling double glazing when he auditioned for a new boy band which became Take That. Twenty years later he is one of the most popular entertainers Britain has ever produced: he has recorded eight number one albums in the UK and he sold 1. 6 million tickets for his 2006 world tour in a day. The most successful artist in the history of The Brits, Robbie was given a Lifetime Achievement Award one day before his 36th birthday in 2010. The UK's leading celebrity biographer Sean Smith has followed Robbie's remarkable journey from the unpromising streets of Stoke-on-Trent to the millionaire's playground of Beverley Hills and discovered a vulnerable, funny, gifted and deeply complex man. Using new research and interviews, Sean Smith reveals there is far more to being Rob than just being Robbie Williams, superstar. Robbie's roller coaster story will astonish you. Sean Smith's heart-warming account of his life is the unmissable show business book of the year.
The sorceress Lady Lamorna has her heart set on a very expensive new robe, and she will stop at nothing- including kidnapping and black magic- to get the money to pay for it.
In New York Times bestselling author Robert Asprin and Jody Lynn Nye's newest Big Easy dragon tale, Griffen McCandles is about to give the forces of evil a run for their money... <P><P>Griffen already has his hands full running his gambling operation in New Orleans and dealing with his dragon heritage. Now his pregnant sister, Valerie, is missing--possibly kidnapped--and his uncle, Malcolm McCandles, has flown into town for a mysterious meeting with a powerful man who's been dead for almost eight decades. And Griffen certainly hasn't got the time to protect Councilwoman Penny Dunbar, a dragon who's running for governor of Louisiana--if malign forces don't take her out first. Griffen learned a long time ago to play the hand fate has dealt him, but with many lives at stake--including Val's unborn dragon--he's hoping for an ace in the hole...
Six mystery novels featuring one of the most beloved detectives of all time: the Boston private investigator known as Spenser. Playmates Stardust Pastime Double Deuce Paper Doll Walking Shadow
From the New York Times bestselling mystery author, six novels in the acclaimed series featuring Boston's best PI, Spenser. Includes: Hundred Dollar Baby Now & Then Rough Weather The Professional Painted Ladies Sixkill
The iconic Boston P.I. stars in six classic crime novels in "one of the great series in the history of the American detective story" (New York Times Book Review). Thin Air Chance Small Vices Sudden Mischief Hush Money Hugger Mugger
"In some ways, Sunny is a female Spenser. Like him, she's a former cop, now a Boston PI, quick with a pistol and a quip...promises to be a series for the ages."* These six novels feature the New York Times bestselling author's first female protagonist--Sunny Randall, "the real deal" (*Publishers Weekly). Includes: Family Honor Perish Twice Shrink Rap Melancholy Baby Blue Screen Spare Change
"Coleman keeps the characters and the somber atmosphere but makes the book his own stylistically." --BooklistPolice Chief Jesse Stone is back in the remarkable new installment of the New York Times-bestselling series. It's been a long time since Jesse Stone left L.A., and still longer since the tragic injury that ruined his chances for a major league baseball career. When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team at a hip New York city hotel, he is forced to grapple with his memories and regrets over what might have been.Jesse left more behind him than unresolved feelings about the play that ended his baseball career. The darkly sensuous Kayla, his former girlfriend and current wife of an old teammate is there in New York, too. As is Kayla's friend, Dee, an otherworldly beauty with secret regrets of her own. But Jesse's time at the reunion is cut short when, in Paradise, a young woman is found murdered and her boyfriend, a son of one of the town's most prominent families, is missing and presumed kidnapped.Though seemingly coincidental, there is a connection between the reunion and the crimes back in Paradise. As Jesse, Molly, and Suit hunt for the killer and for the missing son, it becomes clear that one of Jesse's old teammates is intimately involved in the crimes. That there are deadly forces working below the surface and just beyond the edge of their vision. Sometimes, that's where the danger comes from, and where real evil lurks. Not out in the light--but in your blind spot.
She was barely out of her teens, not exactly beautiful, but she'd tried to make the most of her looks.Now, defiled and alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead. <P><P>And Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone doesn't even know her name. But when his investigation lures him into the crosshairs of two ruthless pimps, Jesse finds out more about the girl than he ever dreamed. Because in pursuit of justice, if anyone can see the truth in dark, dark places, it's Jesse Stone.
One girl is a teenage dose of pretty poison. The other is a movie starlet on the run from a violent past. These two cases collide in Paradise and Jesse Stone is trapped between them.
Newly appointed as Territorial Marshals, Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are traveling by train on a mission to escort Mexican prisoners to the border.<P><P> But when the Governor of Texas climbs aboard with his wife, daughters, and $500,000 in tow, the journey becomes a lot more complicated. An old enemy--still carrying plenty of scars from the last time he saw Virgil--has hitched a ride. He's not alone. And he's got vengeance on his mind.