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Jamie's mother is there to catch the baby --this time. She does what she must to keep her family out of harm's way, but still the shock waves of Van's act reverberate through their lives. What Jamie Saw is a moving, visceral dramatization of violence in the home, told not from the point of view of a victim, but as witnessed by a nine-year-old boy. The impact of observed violence perpetrated against loved ones is profound and destructive, and altogether too common. Drawing on his mother's desperate strength, his own determination, and help from an unexpected friend, Jamie confronts his fear and anxiety -- learning, adapting, and triumphing. <P><P> A Newbery Honor Book.
The last person she wanted...was the only one who could keep her safe Janie Vincent had no use for cops. They'd never done her any favors. But when she uncovers a lead into the disappearance of a girl at the college where she's a teaching assistant, suddenly Janie's life depends on the officers of Scorpion Ridge. And one in particular: Sheriff Rafael Salazar. Rafe knows how much destruction a missing-persons case can cause a family, and so to solve this case, he's determined to stick to Janie like glue. She's clearly not a fan of the 24/7 surveillance, but he intends to break down her distrust. And maybe they'll discover that what Janie saw can be the key to healing them both.
The four Gospels are filled with demands straight from the mouth of Jesus Christ. These demands are Jesus' way of showing us who he is and what he expects of us. They are not the harsh demands of a taskmaster. For example, the demand that we come to Jesus is like the demand of a father to his child in a burning window, Jump to me! Or like the demand of a rich, strong, tender, handsome husband to an unfaithful wife, Come home! What Jesus demands from the world can be summed up as: Trust and treasure me above all. This is good news! In What Jesus Demands from the World, John Piper has gathered many of Jesus' demands from the four Gospels. He begins with an introduction that puts the demands in a redemptive-historical context, then concisely examines each demand. The result is an accessible introduction for thoughtful inquirers and new believers, as well as meditative meat for veteran believers who want to know Jesus better. The Christian gospel is more than just a wonderful offer of saving grace; it is a demand for supreme loyalty, for surrender to the lordship of Jesus. We forget this too easily in our contemporary church, besieged as we are by a philosophy of pluralism that rejects ultimate authority and a culture of rights that scorns submissiveness. But John Piper reminds us of the real truth: obedience to Christ's commands is our absolute duty; yet, paradoxically, in his service is perfect freedom and joy! William J. U. Philip, Minister, St George's-Tron Church, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Twelve-year-old Katy always planned to do a great many wonderful things but in the end did something she never planned at all. When life takes a turn, how will Katie respond? [please note: Misprints (and there are an excessive amount in this book, both spelling and punctuation) in original text preserved as dictated by copyright law.]
"What Katy Did Next" is the 3rd book in the " Katy Did Series" Katy is invited to go to Europe for a year with her friends Mrs. Ashe a widow and her little girl Amy. Katy decides to go, packs her bags, and departs on a vessel bound for England. She stays in Europe for six months. She has adventures and makes new friends as she travels enjoying experiencing new places. Sarah Chauncey Woolsey, who wrote under the pen-name of Susan Coolidge, was born at Cleveland, Ohio, about 1845, and was niece of Theodore Dwight Woolsey, who was President of Yale University from 1846 to 1871. Her books include the following: The New Year's Bargain (1871), What Katy Did (1872), What Katy Did at School (1873), Mischief's Thanksgiving (1874), Nine Little Goslings (1875), For Summer Afternoons (1876), Eyebright (1879), A Guernsey Lily (1881), A Round Dozen (1883), and What Katy Did Next (1886).
Someone's been asking Rockett for a lot of help with homework, and now things have gone too far. Should she tell on the person who's broken the rules?
Joey's aunt and uncle are taking him to a toy store to buy any toy he wants, but what toy does he want?
A report from the International Monetary Fund.
Kyla Justice's name means "victorious." But that's the last thing she feels. Having fought long and hard to establish her construction business, her schedule is now full of plans for malls and subdivisions, but her heart is empty. Where are the projects that matter? Then she's given the opportunity to build a center for inner-city kids. The obstacles don't stop her: opposition from area gangs, minimal funding, hesitant and deceptive suppliers, even the man who claims to love her and would marry her---if she would sell her business. Soon things get messier and lives are endangered. Will Kyla learn to accept what lies within her and rely on others not just to succeed, but to survive?
Set on the outer Florida Islands, this is a Christian romance by a popular Christian romance writer
Can a blind couple raise four children on a ranch? Author Susan Vreelend met such a family in 1983 and felt compelled to share their lives. What Love Sees is her first novel, published in 1988. Jean Treadway, a young, cultured New England woman whose every material need is supplied by wealthy, overprotective parents "meets" through arranged correspondence Forrest Holly, a dirt-poor Southern California rancher whose spiritual foundation turns despair into purpose. As different as they are in background, they share two things: their blindness and their determination to live an active, normal life and raise a family. While Jean was among the first women to use a Seeing Eye dog on urban streets in the late 1930s, Forrest used a seeing eye bull and his horses to guide him on the ranch in the 1940s. As they discover each other through letters that have to be read to them, his earnestness and folksy humor win her heart. Their four children, each with a distinct individuality, provide challenges, frustrations, and occasions for tenderness. Through tears and laughter, tragedy and triumph, they all learn Forrest's doctrine that "There's more than one way to skin a cat."
Candid, provocative, and disarming, this is the widely-praised memoir of the co-discoverer of the double helix of DNA.
Lively and entertaining, this memoir details Crick's early beginnings; his involvement in the discovery of DNA; how the story of DNA made it to the television screen; Crick's work in unraveling the genetic code; and his present involvement in neurobiology at the Salk Institute, where he has been affiliated since 1976. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
What Madeline Wants: A second chance. And she figures she'll get that at the Tripplehorne Ranch in Arizona, where she's been hired to teach English to the Spanish-speaking staff.What Madeline Gets: A big surprise. The owner of the Tripplehorne is dead, and the new owner, J. D. Rivera, is a man with a secret. He's also dark, handsome and-if the locals are to be believed-dangerous. And hiring an English teacher just isn't in his plans.But plans can always be changed....
Designed to provide children with "hands-on" experience in magnetism and magnets.
Describes how magnets work and includes instructions for making a magnet and a compass. A book in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book series.
"Mama," writes Brenda Richardson, "you taught me how a black woman could survive and prevail in this world...but because you never learned yourself, you couldn't tell me how to make love work...I don't mean any disrespect, Mama, but...now I have children of my own. And in a loud revolutionary voice, I declare to the universe: the pain stops here." Clinical psychologist Dr. Brenda Wade and coauthor Brenda Richardson ask their African American sisters to consider this question: "What lessons about love and intimacy were passed down from your foremothers to you?" In this provocative rethinking of the African American woman's experience, the authors suggest that African American women share an emotional legacy that began when their ancestors were dragged in chains to the "New" World and continued as their descendants suffered through the violence and humiliation of the Jim Crow period and later racism. Indeed, they argue, the long shadow cast by these historical events impacts romantic practice, lives can be transformed once there is a true understanding of the power of inherited beliefs. What Mama Couldn't Tell Us About Love shows how important it is to grieve and make peace with this brutal history. As you will see in this remarkable uplifting book, it is possible to use the positive messages inherent in the African American experience to create a better life. Learn from the "Sisters Spirits"--well-known African Americans whose stories enliven these pages--as you move toward emotional freedom. Listen to the words of the spirituals interspersed in the text, enhance the coping skills and strengths your forebears harnessed to help them survive and prevail, and believe that emotional emancipation is your birthright. Mama may not have told you all this in so many words--but there is no doubt that she would want to see you take these last steps toward freedom and abundant love.
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Maya's Green Tip for the Day: Recycled fashion is one of the most fun ways to go green. A pair of jeans could be transformed into a denim skirt. A sweater into a vest. A bunch of old ties into a dress. A blanket into a poncho. Accessorize it in new way-with beads, buttons, appliqués, buckles, stencils, or ribbons...your imagination is only the limit. (65 words)Sixteen-year-old Maya Stark has a lot to sort through. She could graduate from high school early if she wants to. She's considering it, especially when popular cheerleader Vanessa Hartman decides to make her life miserable-and Maya's ex-boyfriend Dominic gets the wrong idea about everything.To complicate matters even more, Maya's mother will be released from prison soon, and she'll want Maya to live with her again. That's a disaster waiting to happen. And when Maya plays her dad's old acoustic guitar in front of an audience, she discovers talents and opportunities she never expected. Faced with new options, Maya must choose between a "normal" life and a glamorous one. Ultimately, she has to figure out what matters most.From the Trade Paperback edition.
This second posthumous collection from Charles Bukowski takes readers deep into the raw, wild vein of writing that extends from the early 70s to the 1990s.
After his nearly 100 years of seeding, Franck's reflections on what really matters will help you to savor what truly matters in your own life. "Could the meaning of being born human be, to become Human?" This elegantly simple book of reflections presents the rich harvest of a lifetime of thinking, feeling, and seeing by an artist, whose vital spirituality has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers and students through his art, books, and workshops. The pithy, sometimes humorous, always wise contemplations reveal Franck's lifelong confrontation with the human in himself and others. Originally jotted down as reflections for himself and close friends, Franck's insights will challenge you to consider new ways of experiencing your spiritual path and to savor what truly matters.
What if the story of the Iran hostages had been merely an elaborate coverup for what really happened in Tehran? What if the Roman Empire had not fallen, and the first contact with extraterrestrials occurred in the time of the Caesars? What if, instead of a man's world, it was a woman's, and football was absolutely illegal? The past has drawn writers of speculative fiction as surely as the future. The temptation to twist a well- known tale--to dream of what might have been--is powerful, if not completely irresistible. And the results can be surprising, unsettling, completely mesmerizing, as this extraordinary 2-in-1 anthology proves. Suppose Albert Einstein had decided to give up physics in favor of a career as a violin teacher. Or Abe Lincoln had traveled into the future and discovered that the Civil War had had a very different outcome. Or two guys in a stolen 1950 Cadillac had stopped the invention of the hydrogen bomb--in one fiery crash. <P><P> These are just a few of the intriguing suppositions that fill the pages of What Might Have Been: 12 stories of Alternate Empires in Volume One... 14 tales of Alternate Heroes in Volume Two. Featuring the talents of such noted SF writers as Harry Harrison, Robert Silverberg, Judith Tarr, James Morrow, Gregory Benford, Poul Anderson and Frederik Pohl--to name only a few-- these bold excursions through time will transport you into bizarre new worlds, oddly familiar yet disturbingly different.
What if your daddy did the worst thing in the world? And what if you were never going to see your momma again? How do you remake your life when you are only thirteen years old? * * * * * * * * Serenity knows she is good at keeping secrets, and she's got a whole lifetime's worth of them. Her momma is dead, her daddy's gone, and starting life over at her grandparents' house is strange. Luckily, certain things seem to hold promise: a new friend, a new church, a new school. But when her brother starts making poor choices, and her grandparents hold to a faith that Serenity isn't sure she understands, it is the power of love--in all its forms--that will repair her heart and keep her sure of just who she is. Renee Watson's talent shines in this powerful and ultimately uplifting first novel, celebrating one girl's gift for finding joy in the darkest times of life.
Raised in the Delta by her grandmother, Parris McKay has the voice of an angel and the promise of a bright, loving future with the man she adores. But everything Parris believes about her life is rocked to the core when she discovers that Emma, the mother she believed dead, is very much alive.Compelled to discover the roots of this decades-long deception, Parris goes in search of her mother in France, but the meeting only opens old wounds for them both. Hurt and disillusioned, Parris finds solace in two new friends, Leslie and Celeste. Both have difficult relationships with their own mothers, and both, like Parris, are coming to terms with a legacy of long-buried secrets. And as Emma returns to the States, spurring unexpected revelations, the bond that Parris, Leslie and Celeste forge will sustain them on a journey from heartbreak to healing.
What Motivates Me will help readers align the work they do every day, for the rest of their lives, with what truly motivates them. It also includes a code to the Motivators Assessment. This is not a personality test, but a scientifically valid assessment that digs straight to the core of what motivates you at work. The book also features a set of thought-provoking exercises to help readers sculpt their jobs with 60 powerful strategies.After analyzing the results of 850,000 interviews, the authors sought to discover why so many people are not as engaged and energized as they could be at work. They found those who are happiest and most successful are engaged in work that aligns with what motivates them. What Motivates Me offers an extensively tested method to help readers identify their core motivators and figure out the disconnects between their passions and their current work, and guides all those searching for joy and engagement by asking the important questions - "What motivates me?" and "What can I do about it?"
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