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The Way Begins . . . Sergei was three when the soldiers took him. At fifteen he fled into the wilderness, with nothing to cling to but the memories of a grandfather who called him Socrates and the promise of a gift buried near St. Petersburg. Thus begins The Journeys of Socrates -- an odyssey that forged the character of Sergei Ivanov, whose story would one day change the lives of millions of readers worldwide. This saga of courage and faith, of love and loss, reveals the arts of war and the path to peace. Ultimately, it speaks to the quest we all share for a meaningful life in a challenging world.
Monroe, a Virginia businessman, began to leave his physical body to travel to far locales, unpredictably and without his willing it. This is his gripping personal account.
A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought. All sentences have two parts: a subject and a predicate. The simple subject of a sentence is who or what the sentence is about. The predicate is the part of the sentence that describes the action or the state of being. The simple predicate is a verb.
Fans of Bartholomew will enjoy his latest travels detailed in this book.
The Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys Tier 2 Write-in Reader contains a lot of enjoyable reading materials for grade 5.
National best-selling fantasy author Mercedes Lackey creates a vivid, dynamic fusion of the cultures of ancient Egypt and legendary Atlantis with the most exciting and believable portrayal of dragons ever imagined. The first book in this thrilling new series introduces us to a young slave who dreams of becoming a jouster-one of the few warriors who can actually ride a flying dragon. And so, in secret, he begins to raise his own dragon. . .
Virginia Middlebrook and A. C. Ryerson had both been burned in painful marriages. Neither had any desire to relive the past--they'd take things slow. A Caribbean trip seemed like the perfect way to test the waters of a new relationship...until A.C. wins a breathtaking emerald bracelet with a mysterious past. Suddenly their days--and nights--become a reckless roller coaster of adventure, desire... and deadly peril.
Anya Mitchell has it all: a successful L.A. financial services company, a loving fiance, and an unshakable trust in God until she is brutally attacked by a stalker. Anya's faith and her fiance help her deal with the horror, but soon she is faced with a dilemma and must decide how far she is willing to go to have a future clear of this tragedy with the man she loves.
From the Book Jacket: Joy Adamson is a woman of many talents and immense energy. This lavishly illustrated volume reveals the scope of her interests and achievements as wood carver, flower painter, portraitist of birds, fish, insects, animals and people. In a delightfully vivid text keyed to the illustrations, joy Adamson tells about the background of her work in the visual arts. Married to a botanist, who took her to Kenya, she started collecting and painting the indigenous flora of East Africa. Exploring the coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, she sketched the coral fish on the reef before their colors faded. She painted whatever aroused her interest : insects, reptiles, shells, and what she calls the wonders of nature-insects that shape themselves into flowers, and other forms of ingenious camouflage. On a Government commission, she made a record of the customs and costumes of the Kenya tribes, spending over six years living among these Africans, often in very isolated places. After her marriage to George Adamson, a Senior Game Warden of the Northern Frontier District, she became foster mother of lions, elephants, monkeys, a tree hyrax, a buffalo, and started her sensational work with cheetah. Living constantly near wild animals, she observed them at close range and made many sketches. This rich and varied life is here documented in pen and brush, a delight for lovers of nature and admirers of a gifted, intrepid woman, a pioneer in ecological concern.
Sister Alex Carter is seemingly a pillar of spiritual strength, working diligently in the ministry, trying to help everyone. But she has a secret, and as a result, she is unable to help herself. In fact, she is really a ticking time bomb. Although the one thing she wants more than anything else is to marry Deacon Joshua Bennings, a Bishop's son and the church's most eligible bachelor, she can't seem to escape the mistake from her past. So instead, she distracts herself with drama, striking a moral indictment against the church, competing with a flirtatious church sister for the man she loves, holding onto a job that's pulling her further away from the will of God, and trying to block an old lover's selfish attempt to expose her. As Alex wrestles to hang on to her spotless reputation, her pre-packaged life begins to unravel, bringing her to the brink of losing everything she has worked so hard for. Alex is forced to face not only her past, but her future, as well. Will she ever learn that through Christ, no matter how dark it gets, joy comes in the morning?
Welcome to The Joy Diet, a menu of ten behaviors you can add to your way of living and thinking to enhance every day's journey through the unpredictable terrain of your existence. You can add these behaviors gradually and watch your life become steadily more vivid and satisfying. Or you can go on a "crash Joy Diet" to help you navigate life's emergencies.The ten menu items are:* Nothing: Do nothing for fifteen minutes a day. Stop mindlessly chasing goals and figure out which goals are worth going after.* Truth: Create a moment of truth to help you unmask what you're hiding--from others and from yourself.* Desire: Identify, articulate, and explore at least one of your heart's desires--and learn how to let yourself want what you want.* Creativity: Learn six new ways to develop at least one new idea to help you obtain your heart's desire.* Risk: Take one baby step toward reaching your goal. The only rule is it has to scare the pants off you.* Treats: Give yourself a treat for every risk you take and two treats just because you're you. No exceptions. No excuses.* Play: Take a moment to remember your real life's work and differentiate it from the games you play to achieve it. Then play wholeheartedly.* Laughter: Laugh at least thirty times a day. Props encouraged.* Connection: Use your Joy Diet skills to interact with someone who matters to you.* Feasting: Enjoy at least three square feasts a day, with or without food.No matter what your long-term goals are, The Joy Diet, written with Martha Beck's inimitable blend of wisdom, practical guidance, and humor, will help you achieve the immediate gift of joyful living in the here and now. Begin your journey today.From the Hardcover edition.
Still Life Beautiful, happily married and the owner of a successful interior design business, Casey Marshall couldn't be more content with her life. Until a car slams into her at almost fifty miles an hour, breaking nearly every bone in her body, and plunging her into a coma. Lying in her hospital bed, Casey realizes that although she is unable to see or communicate, she can hear everything. She quickly discovers that her friends aren't necessarily the people she thought them to be--and that her accident might not have been an accident at all. As she struggles to break free from her living death, she begins to wonder if what lies ahead could be even worse. The Wild Zone It starts as a joke among two brothers and their friend, out for a night of partying at the Wild Zone. Who will be the first to seduce a mysterious-looking young woman drinking by herself at a corner table? The $100 bet is on for the trio--Jeff, a charismatic personal trainer; his half-brother Will, a Princeton grad student; and Tom, a recently discharged military man--and the game begins. What they don't know is Suzy Bigelow's innocent, girl-next-door looks hide some dangerous secrets, or that she has reasons of her own for luring an unsuspecting young lover close to her. Now, as a harmless wager takes on an explosive life of its own, it becomes frighteningly clear that there's no going back once you've entered The Wild Zone. Now You See Her Fifty-year-old Marcy Taggart's life is in shambles. Two years ago, her twenty-one-year-old daughter, Devon, perished in a canoeing accident. Now in Ireland, on what was originally intended to be a celebration of her twenty-fifth wedding anniversary--if, that is, her husband had not left her for another woman--Marcy thinks she sees Devon casually strolling past her on the sidewalk. So begins Marcy's desperate search to find Devon, to find herself, and to find the disturbing truth that might, in the end, be her only salvation.
A new book from Joy Bauer based on her wildly popular "Joy Fit Club" segments on the "Today" showJoy Bauer, the long-time on-air diet and nutrition expert for the "Today" show, regularly tells the personal stories of people who have lost 100 pounds or more using her weight-loss plan. Joy's diet plan not only works, it really works. Now, you can take the Joy Fit challenge and use these delicious, bountiful recipes and meal plans at home to start losing weight today. The Joy Fit Club is the one tool you'll need to succeed! Featuring more than 75 recipes, detailed meal plans, and motivational before-and-after photographs of real people, anyone who loves the Joy Fit Club and these inspiring stories of personal triumph will love this book.
They're so wrong for each other, they might just be perfect. Headstrong Joy Fuller knew she could never marry Brian Peterson. A brilliant doctor, Brian always wanted a society wife, not a tomboyish pilot. That's what Joy told herself twelve years ago when their breakup left her brokenhearted. After years of avoiding him, the two are thrown together on a seemingly routine rescue mission. But when her aircraft goes down in the Adirondacks, their very survival depends on whether they both can get over past hurts and work together. If they can stop quarreling long enough, they might even just see that they're both still hopelessly in love.
A comic lineup of stories, essays, cartoons, and more, from Lardner and Runyon to Philip Roth, Charles Addams to Charles Schulz, plus dozens of other funny fans. "The best baseball book of the season." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review.
Simple, believing prayer comes straight out of the heart and goes straight to the heart of God.
The rapid rate of change in the workplace and among families often leads to conflict and confrontation which can undermine productivity and poison relationships. The Joy of Conflict Resolution helps readers understand conflict and why it arises through the lens of the "drama triangle" of victims, villains and heroes. In an accessible, engaging and light-hearted style that uses stories and humor to explore potentially emotionally charged situations, it provides proven and practical skills to move beyond confrontation to resolve conflicts collaboratively.
THE JOY OF CYBERSEX: A Guide for Creative Lovers--Learn to Flirt like a Pro--Find Steamy Chat Rooms--Get Sex and Relationship Counseling--Fuel Hot Monogamy--Go Beyond the Picket Fence--And more! What is the word searched most often on the Internet? You've got it--SEX. But where do you go? What's safe? What do you do when you get there? In this fun, informative, and thoroughly satisfying book, on-line sexpert Deb Levine guides you to all the right sites so you can -- Pack up the "come here often" lines and learn to flirt like a pro -- Meet your soul mate--or at least a decent date -- Get answers to all those sex questions you're too embarrassed to ask in person -- Learn how to spice up your sex life -- Find out the facts (and expose the myths)of safe sex -- Fulfill your real-life sexual fantasies in the safe confines of cyberspace. Whether you're an on-line novice or a seasoned pro, The Joy of Cybersex has something for you. Deb Levine will open your eyes to a world of possibility on the Internet -- so you can have a healthy, sexy life off-line! (From the Trade Paperback edition.)
This is a small, but practical workbook for those who want to gain the skills necessary to study the Bible for themselves. As each concept is explained, author Oletta Wald provides opportunities to implement that principle in studying a passage of Scripture. The book demonstrates how one can derive deeper meaning from God's Word, even without knowledge of the languages in which the Bible was originally written. In the first chapter, Wald writes: "While all Christians agree that the Bible should be studied, many do not find joy in their study. They know very little about the Bible and feel that it is difficult to understand. To them it is a strange book, seemingly too hard or too dull, and they have little inclination to read or study it. This is a tragedy, because Bible study can be a most rewarding, challenging, and exciting study. ... The purpose of this book is to enable you to become a discoverer and in the process experience the Joy of discovery. ... "The pattern in many Bible study groups is for the leader to be the discoverer and share his discoveries with others. Since the participants are not helped to become discoverers, they can quickly forget what was taught. My hope is that through the suggestions in this resource, you will learn how to become your own discoverer and never forget what you discover in God's Word. "Maybe you think that this emphasis on Bible study skills sounds cold and unspiritual. Can't a person just read the Bible and let the Holy Spirit guide us in discovering truths? Won't emphasis on skills make Bible study too mechanical and unspiritual? It is very possible to learn the skills in study and come out only with intellectual knowledge, but this need not be, nor is it likely to happen. The pianist or the star baseball player is the one who has mastered the skills of playing so that mechanics have become second nature and he is free to play his best. In the same way, when you learn some of these rather mechanical skills of study, you will gain deeper insights into the truths in the Bible and the Holy Spirit will have a freer course in your life."
In a society that puts so much emphasis on perfection, Veronica Chambers mischievously casts aside the guilt-inducing litany of "shoulda, coulda, woulda" that seems to define modern-day life and replaces it with a resounding call to live with "foolish bravery. " Refreshingly open about the personal failures and limitations that once weighed her down with shame, Chambers describes how she turned her less-than-perfect qualities into sources of delight and satisfaction. From belting out off-key renditions ...
The Greatest Healing Agent Known to Mankind What is loneliness but the echo of an unanswered cry for love? What is the wounded soul but one aching for hope? Although most people have not received a minute's training in medicine, everyone can offer anyone the greatest power of healing available: that of encouragement. In this readable, practical, and enjoyable book, popular pastor, author, and radio minister Dr. David Jeremiah examines the heart of encouragement--self-giving, genuine love--and shows how we can eagerly, easily lift up those around us. An encouragement itself, The Joy of Encouragement is scriptural and uplifting, enabling you to bask in God's love while simultaneously giving it away. The world is about to be radically reshaped...one word at a time. What is loneliness but an unanswered cry for love? Lift Up the Defeated What is a wounded soul but one aching for hope? Redirect a Life You wield the power to heal the hurting. You hold the words to affirm the doubting. In this readable, practical, and enjoyable book, Dr. David Jeremiah examines the heart of self-giving, genuine love--and shows how you can easily, readily, and simply offer healing and life to those around you...to your family, friends, neighbors, and even perfect strangers. Scriptural and uplifting, The Joy of Encouragement is an uplift in itself. You'll find yourself basking in God's love while giving it away. Change the world...one word at a time. Praise for The Joy of Encouragement "If you need a fresh start, a new beginning, a renewed hope, then this is the book for you." --Joseph Aldrich, former president, Multnomah Bible College "Do any two elements of life go together more naturally than hope and encouragement? David Jeremiah offers both in The Joy of Encouragement. Highly recommended." --Bruce Wilkinson, bestselling author "A compelling call for us to infect our despairing and discouraged world with hope and encouragement. This is a strategic book for those of us who want to be used as helpers and healers on behalf of Christ." --Joseph Stowell, senior teaching pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel and seventh president, Moody Bible Institute
The Greatest Healing Agent Known to Mankind. What is loneliness but the echo of an unanswered cry for love? What is the wounded soul but one aching for hope? Although most people have not received a minute's training in medicine, everyone can offer anyone the greatest power of healing available: that of encouragement. In this readable, practical, and enjoyable book, popular pastor, author, and radio minister Dr. David Jeremiah examines the heart of encouragement--self-giving, genuine love--and shows how we can eagerly, easily lift up those around us. An encouragement itself, The Joy of Encouragement is scriptural and uplifting, enabling you to bask in God's love while simultaneously giving it away. The world is about to be radically reshaped one word at a time. What is loneliness but an unanswered cry for love? Lift Up the Defeated. What is a wounded soul but one aching for hope? Redirect a Life. You wield the power to heal the hurting. You hold the words to affirm the doubting. In this readable, practical, and enjoyable book, Dr. David Jeremiah examines the heart of self-giving, genuine love--and shows how you can easily, readily, and simply offer healing and life to those around you, to your family, friends, neighbors, and even perfect strangers. Scriptural and uplifting, The Joy of Encouragement is an uplift in itself. You'll find yourself basking in God's love while giving it away. Change the world one word at a time. Experience the Joy. If you need a fresh start, a new beginning, a renewed hope, then this is the book for you. --Joseph Aldrich, former president, Multnomah Bible College. Do any two elements of life go together more naturally than hope and encouragement? David Jeremiah offers both in The Joy of Encouragement. Highly recommended. --Bruce Wilkinson, bestselling author. A compelling call for us to infect our despairing and discouraged world with hope and encouragement. This is a strategic book for those of us who want to be used as helpers and healers on behalf of Christ. --Joseph Stowell, senior teaching pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel and seventh president, Moody Bible Institute.
When a special activity evolves into a tradition within a family, it creates meaning, connection, and community and makes common occasions more momentous and memorable. Establishing a sense of stability and shared history has never been more important to parents than it is today, as families become more fractured and scattered. THE JOY OF FAMILY TRADITIONS offers more than 400 fresh ideas and creative approaches to cultivating birthday, anniversary, holiday, and other rite-of-passage and seasonal traditions that strengthen personal bonds and reflect a family's individual style, spirituality, and values. Inspires and instructs families on how to create, personalize, adapt, and preserve relevant traditions that reflect how we live today. Explores the historical, cultural, and often quirky origins of holidays, customs, and milestones, both uncommon and familiar. Includes holidays, holy days, annual events, once-in-a-lifetime occasions, and personal celebrations. Reviews"A lovely new book that pays tribute to hundreds of celebrations from around the world and offers new ideas for marking important occasions."--Pregnancy Magazin "Be inspired to preserve, personalize and create meaningful holiday and year round traditions with the more than 400 multi-cultural activities found in The Joy of Family Traditions."--Senior Wire News Service "...read The Joy of Family Traditions by Jennifer Trainer Thompson, so you can celebrate the holidays even better than you celebrate them now."--Washington Post Recommended in Q&A Column"If you love family traditions, you will take pleasure in The Joy of Family Traditions by Jennifer Trainer Thompson."-Tom McMahon's syndicated "Kid Tips" Column appears in 62 newspapers nationwideFeatured in two wedding themed pieces on 5/1/08 and 5/8/08.-Content That Works From the Trade Paperback edition.
For a new century and a new generation of readers comes a fully revised and expanded edition of a classic guide to gay sex, love, and life. Invaluable as a sex guide, a resource on building self-esteem, and a trusted aid for coming out of the closet, The Joy of Gay Sex covers the ins and outs of gay life alphabetically from "anus" to "wrestling." Noted psychologist Dr. Charles Silverstein has collaborated once again with critically acclaimed novelist Felice Picano on this third edition, updating every single entry and adding nearly thirty new entries. The authors provide positive and responsible advice on safe sex in all its varieties; on emotional and relationship-oriented issues such as long-term couples, loneliness, and growing older; and on scores of diverse topics ranging from spirituality to online dating. With fifty new line drawings by acclaimed illustrator Joseph Phillips, this landmark reference is a necessary addition to every gay man's bookshelf.
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