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"You cannot read Lifesigns and not be moved... This book will undoubtedly find its place among the classics of twentieth-century literature." --Grand Rapids PressThe inspirational writings of Henri Nouwen have touched millions of readers all over the world. Much beloved as a lecturer, spiritual guide, and especially as an author, he communicated a profound message of hope that finds great resonance in today's world.In his now classic work Lifesigns, he explores what he saw as three of the most vital aspects of his ministry. The first of these is the Gospel invitation to intimacy, which Nouwen describes as communion with God and relationship with others. The second is the call to fecundity, exhorting us to be open to a fruitful life of change and growth. And the third, the experience of ecstasy, extends the Gospel promise "that your joy may be full." Inspired by L'Arche, the worldwide network of communities where handicapped people and their assistants try to live together in the spirit of the Scriptures, Nouwen shows how these three elements offer the essential key to a life free from the domination of fear and filled instead with hope and love.
Built on research. Proven by results. Historically, as publishers, we have worked with you as professors to review and help us publish content to meet your course needs. Over the past few years we expanded our research to truly gather a better understanding of today's students. We listened, we observed and we followed students to understand how they study, how they take notes, how they read and how they use the web. We also watched instructors prepare, teach, assess, and evaluate their students. Students told us they want more visual and interactive appeal at a less expensive price. They also strive for new ways to be more efficient in their learning. Now, with our newest M-series program, LifeSmart: Exploring Human Development, you have the opportunity to engage your students as you never have before. LifeSmart's adaptive diagnostic provides your students with the ability to assess what they know and don't know before their tests. Furthermore, LifeSmart provides Milestones, our new video and assessment program that helps bring the course material to life, so your students can witness development as it unfolds. Our research gives students current and relevant applications to their lives in a new design layout that will grab your student's attention and make serious scholarship enjoyable to read. LifeSmart fits today's students.
The book aims to impart to students what today's scientists are discovering about human development and how this knowledge can be applied in the real world.
Finding common ground and earning the right to be heard is the secret to lifestyle evangelism. In this classic bestseller, now released as a mass-market paperback, Dr. Joe Aldrich shows us how we can build genuine, caring relationships with nonbelievers that will open their hearts to the gospel message. The author's approach is biblical, practical, and natural. Lifestyle Evangelism is the definitive work in introducing people to the Savior in a way that displays God's authentic love for the lost.From the Trade Paperback edition.
In one lifetime, a caribou will shed 10 sets of antlers, a woodpecker will drill 30 roosting holes, a giraffe will wear 200 spots, a seahorse will birth 1,000 babies.Count each one and many more while learning about the wondrous things that can happen in just one lifetime. This extraordinary book collects animal information not available anywhere else--and shows all 30 roosting holes, all 200 spots, and, yes!, all 1,000 baby seahorses in eye-catching illustrations. A book about picturing numbers and considering the endlessly fascinating lives all around us, Lifetime is sure to delight young nature lovers.
From Homer to Hawthorne, Plato to Pascal, and Shakespeare to Solzhenitsyn, the great writers of Western civilization can be found in its pages. In addition, this new edition offers a much broader representation of women authors.
A pet ... a friend ... or a relative dies, and it must be explained to a child. This sensitive book is a useful tool in explaining to children that death is a part of life and that, eventually, all living things reach the end of their own special life.
Based on the Myers-Briggs personality test, this guide will help readers develop a complete, accurate psychological self-portrait and show them how to achieve success in life.
Michael Jackson's Lifeworlds is a masterful collection of essays, the culmination of a career aimed at understanding the relationship between anthropology and philosophy. Seeking the truths that are found in the interstices between examiner and examined, world and word, and body and mind, and taking inspiration from James, Dewey, Arendt, Husserl, Sartre, Camus, and, especially, Merleau Ponty, Jackson creates in these chapters a distinctive anthropological pursuit of existential inquiry. More important, he buttresses this philosophical approach with committed empirical research. Traveling from the Kuranko in Sierra Leone to the Maori in New Zealand to the Warlpiri in Australia, Jackson argues that anthropological subjects continually negotiate imaginatively, practically, and politically their relations with the forces surrounding them and the resources they find in themselves or in solidarity with significant others. At the same time that they mirror facets of the larger world, they also help shape it. Stitching the themes, peoples, and locales of these essays into a sustained argument for a philosophical anthropology that focuses on the places between, Jackson offers a pragmatic understanding of how people act to make their lives more viable, to grasp the elusive, to counteract external powers, and to turn abstract possibilities into embodied truths.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us. Written by James Weldon Johnson in 1900 to celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" has become an anthem for African Americans in the struggle for equality. Bryan Collier's vibrant, stunning artwork offers an inspirational and rousing interpretation of this powerful song that continues to influence and shape new generations of children today.
Depression, stress and low-energy levels seem like inevitable symptoms of our hectic modern lives, often made worse by our quick-fix diet of caffeine, alcohol and sugary snacks. But it doesn't have to be that way. Respected nutritionist Christine Bailey presents extensive advice and tasty recipes to enable you to harness the natural power of food and boost your mood. Specialised chapters provide practical nutritional advice to help alleviate the symptoms of a range of conditions, from depression and difficulty sleeping to Seasonal Affective Disorder and PMS, and shows how common disorders can be overcome simply and effectively through improvements in diet.By following the advice and specially commissioned recipes of Lift Your Mood, you can embrace a healthy new lifestyle, helping you stay alert, motivated and happy for many years to come.
Before skyscrapers forever transformed the landscape of the modern metropolis, the conveyance that made them possible had to be created. Invented in New York in the 1850s, the elevator became an urban fact of life on both sides of the Atlantic by the early twentieth century. While it may at first glance seem a modest innovation, it had wide-ranging effects, from fundamentally restructuring building design to reinforcing social class hierarchies by moving luxury apartments to upper levels, previously the domain of the lower classes. The cramped elevator cabin itself served as a reflection of life in modern growing cities, as a space of simultaneous intimacy and anonymity, constantly in motion. In this elegant and fascinating book, Andreas Bernard explores how the appearance of this new element changed notions of verticality and urban space. Transforming such landmarks as the Waldorf-Astoria and Ritz Tower in New York, he traces how the elevator quickly took hold in large American cities while gaining much slower acceptance in European cities like Paris and Berlin. Combining technological and architectural history with the literary and cinematic, Bernard opens up new ways of looking at the elevator--as a secular confessional when stalled between floors or as a recurring space in which couples fall in love. Rising upwards through modernity, Lifted takes the reader on a compelling ride through the history of the elevator.
In this fascinating exploration of depression, neuroscientist Kelly Lambert highlights her groundbreaking research suggesting that important clues to the mysteries of this disease have been in our hands all along. She identifies a circuit in the human brain-connecting movement, feeling, and cognition-that is responsible for symptoms of depression, and shows that when we knit a sweater, prepare a meal, or simply repair a lamp, we're actually bathing our brain in "feel-good" chemicals. Highlighting inspiring accounts of change and growth, Lifting Depression offers a compassionate and commonsense way of preventing and treating one of the modern era's most debilitating diseases.
In Harrison's dangerously illuminating new novel, three quantum outlaws face a universe of their own creation, where the rules are made up--and broken--along the way, and where there's only one thing more mysterious than darkness.
Marshall Seaver is being haunted. In the first installment of this chillingly compelling trilogy, sixteen-year-old Marshall discovers that something beyond our world is after him. The eerie clues pile up quickly, and when people start dying, it's clear whatever this is--it's huge. Marshall has no idea what's happening to him, but he's soon convinced that it has something to do with his best friend Cooper, who's been missing for over a week. Together with Coop's sister, Marsh searches for the truth about what happened to his friend, ultimately uncovering something bigger than he could ever have imagined.
As a child, Elizabeth White was sent from her war-torn London home to a safer life in the small Irish town of Kilgarret. It was there, in the crowded, chaotic O'Connor household, that she met Aisling-who would become her very best friend, sharing her pet kitten and secretly teaching her the intricacies of Catholicism. Aisling's boldness brought Elizabeth out of her proper shell; later, her support carried Elizabeth through the painful end of her parents' chilly marriage. In return, Elizabeth's friendship helped Aisling endure her own unsatisfying marriage to a raging alcoholic. <P> Through the years, they always believed they could overcome any conflict, conquer any hardship. They believed they could survive anything, as long as they had each other. Now they're about to find out if they were right. . .
From the author of the National Book Award-winning "Arctic Dreams" comes a masterful work of fiction, a collection of 12 stories that balances the marvelous and the real, intellect and heart, with extraordinary grace. Set variously in Peru, Chile, the Caribbean, California, and the American West, here are tales of men and women exploring the landscapes of their own innocence and desire; confronting violence, estrangement, and the disillusionment of war; or encountering the hope, fierce integrity, defiance, and wisdom of others. A packet of recently discovered seventeenth-century Peruvian love letters presents a twentieth-century man with the paralyzing choice of either protecting or exposing their stunning secret. A man's encounter with a young deaf girl ("eerie in her stillness and independence") rearranges his notions of pity. When some young boys on the lookout for easy money get caught with a truckload of stolen horses, their fates raise questions of justice and redemption. For a group of convicts, a gathering of birds in the prison yard may be the key to transcendence, both figurative and literal. Here are saints who shouldn't touch, but do; sinners who insist on the life of the spirit; a postcard paradise that turns into a nightmare.
More than 30 years after disbanding in 1980, Led Zeppelin continues to be celebrated for its artistic achievements, broad musical influence, and commercial success. The band's notorious exploits have been chronicled in bestselling books such as Stephen Davis's Hammer of the Gods. Yet none of the individual members of the band has penned a memoir or cooperated to any degree with the press or a biographer. Iconic guitarist and Led Zeppelin founder, Jimmy Page, is both the band's most reticent member and the one who most fascinates its huge fanbase. For the first time and in his own words, he opens up to journalist Brad Tolinski, exploring in-depth his remarkable life and musical journey.
This book traces the early growth of our country from Christopher Columbus to George Washington. This book shows God's providence in the creation of the United States. There are discussion questions and a glossary.
Ronnie and his aunt are tending the Tern Rock lighthouse while the keeper takes a vacation. Ronnie loves living in the lighthouse, and looks forward to telling his family about it at Christmas. But the days go by, and the lighthouse keeper doesn't return to take them home...<P><P> A Newbery Honor Book.
Light Atonement takes readers on a spiritual journey, one that is as enlightening as it is unusual. Ariyana, the narrator of this journey, describes her transition from life as a wife, mother and successful entrepreneur to a spiritual traveler who develops the capacity to move through alternative universes, to communicate with angels and to heal the sick. More than anything else, she emerges from this journey with knowledge that can provide comfort and guidance for all readers--knowledge that she shares eloquently and movingly. This is a book about an awakening of extraordinary spiritual powers and presences. Ariyana, the author, tells her story chronologically, and initially she seems to be like many other young women trying to find her way in the world. She moves from Japan to the U. S. for college, falls in love, marries, starts a business with her husband and has children. Yet always, she yearns for something more. Ariyana's willingness to try a range of techniques and eagerness to learn opens her up to the possibility of a world beyond the visible one. A turning point comes in 2010, when she meets a California psychic named Kyle who possesses talents far beyond those of other psychics. It is Kyle who tells her that she was "put on this earth to do something big"-a message that stuns her but awakens in her the sense of a larger life purpose. Ariyana reveals this purpose toward the end of the book. She comes to understand that she has been chosen to bring a message of hope and salvation to mankind. These and other revelations emerge organically from Ariyana's journey-a journey that is akin to a ride on a spiritual rollercoaster, and Ariyana must go through a grueling gauntlet of physical maladies and emotional challenges as she seeks her true calling. Working with a number of new healers, teachers and channelers, Ariyana moves into deeper spiritual realms and develops the ability to channel different light languages. With Kyle as her translator, she begins to receive messages that can only be coming from dimensions beyond the earth. She also discovers that she possesses healing talents, and is able to use her crystals to help a number of people recover from serious medical problems. And then Ariyana meets her angels-who these angels are and the role they will play in Ariyana's life unfolds over the last third of the book. She learns to summon and learn from them. During this time, she begins to "program crystals" for other people to help them reach their highest potential. All this effort, though, begins to take its toll on Ariyana, and she finds herself falling ill and feeling drained. Ariyana perseveres, but there are distractions-the entrepreneurial business with which she has become re-involved, her children, her ex-husband and boyfriend. And then almost magically, things become clearer. She has an epiphany of what her purpose is and how to achieve it. And she discovers a shocking truth about her "real" family that helps her make startling sense of many of the messages she's received from her angels and through her channeling.
Dana has few memories of her mother, who disappeared when she was small. But she has always dreamed, despite her father's discouragement, that her mother would come back one day. When her dad decides to leave Ireland and take a job across the ocean in Canada, Dana is heartbroken. How can she leave her home and the only chance of seeing her mother again? She runs away, high into the fairy mountains of Ireland. Following ancient paths, with a mysterious wolf companion by her side, Dana encounters a world of tragic enchantment and fairy romance, and discovers a great secret about herself.
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