Author: Janette Oke
Publisher: Bethany House
Josh Jones realizes his family isn't typical, but it's the only life he's ever known. Aunt Lou, Gramps, Uncle Charlie, Grandpa--they all have shaped the young man he has become. But as he grows into manhood, Josh begins to face important questions about life, love, and faith. Three million books sold in the series!
Author: Lynne Andreen
“Local produce, local meats, local cheeses, local bakers, create menus that are delicious and appropriate for the fall season.” Please join Lynne Andreen as she walks you through the fields and meadows, mountains and valleys to her friends’ farms and homes for some traditional and new Vermont culinary treats. Some of the recipes are culled from the original book “In A Vermont Kitchen” authored by Lynne and her step-daughter Amy Lyon. Lynne credits Amy for much of the development of the previous book and appreciated the help and expertise of her step daughter’s creativity. Local produce, local meats, local cheeses, local bakers, create menus that are delicious and appropriate for the fall season. As you can see by the pictures, the foods not only taste delicious but have great eye appeal as well! Hope you enjoy the recipes as well as the stories.
Author: Jennifer Sparrow
Publisher: Tate Publishing
In her inspirational novel of love and acceptance, Jennifer Sparrow shows the characters in "Autumn, Season of Change" how the love of Christ breaks down all barriers and softens even the most hardened of hearts. Will she find unexpected love as well? Determined her past will not control her future, any reader will want to help this young character in "Autumn, Season of Change" through hardships and surprises as together they discover peace and joy.
Sermons for the Autumn Season
Author: Bernard of Clairvaux
Publisher: Liturgical Press
On the anniversary of the dedication of the monastery church at Clairvaux, Saint Bernard spoke to the community to explain the meaning of the feast: “What sanctity can these stones have that we should celebrate their festival? They do indeed have sanctity, but it is because of your bodies. . . . Your bodies are holy because of your souls, and this house is holy because of your bodies.”The thirty-eight sermons in this volume carry forth this theme, revealing the holiness of the monastic life as monks alternate through the rhythm of the day and the year between the opus Dei and manual labor, journeying faithfully through life to death and the transitus to glory. The twelfth-century Ecclesiastica Officia of the Cistercian Order required abbots to speak formally to their communities in chapter on seventeen fixed days, mostly liturgical feasts. This volume witnesses to Bernard’s fulfillment of this requirement and includes sermons for the Assumption and Nativity of the Virgin and the Feast of All Saints, sermons devoted to the feasts of particular saints celebrated during the autumn months, sermons for the time of harvest, and funeral sermons that look forward to the eternal joy in the communion of saints.
Fall Quilts and Decorating Projects
Author: Shelley Wicks,Jeanne Large
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Talented designers Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks present a charming collection of quilts and coordinating projects. Enjoy warming your home with the seasonal beauty of autumn. Choose from 12 distinctive projects, plus a bonus online "Harvest Trio" pattern set that includes an apron, a tea towel, and a set of coasters Play with a mix of styles, such as scrappy pieced quilts and quilts featuring the authors' popular chunky applique Learn techniques for piecing, fusible applique , and wool applique
Author: Alice V. Benton
For years, Autumn Braxter has wondered what happened to her best friend, Lem. The two grew up together in Brooklyn and were rarely apart. She last saw him the night Lem’s family was killed. One day, while in church, Autumn spots him sitting in one of the pews. They pick up where they left off, and Lem soon asks her to marry him. What Autumn thought might be the life with the love of her dreams quickly turns to ashes. Lem lied to her about his job, and dangerous lifestyle; he does anything to make money. Reluctantly, Autumn tries to fit in with the new lifestyle, yet eventually gives into the inevitable and leaves Lem. On her own and desperate to find love, Autumn enters into a series of bad relationships, putting her trust in men that don’t deserve it. The more she continues, the more she loses her identity. Breaking the cycle of self-abuse will take courage, strength, and incredible faith. Can Autumn turn her life around and find the man she deserves?
Author: Antonio Vivaldi
Publisher: Alfred Music
A Violin solo with piano accompaniment composed by Antonio Vivaldi.
Category: Miniature books
Author: Collane Lisa Caffey
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Seasons Of My Life Inspirational Poetry is an autobiography of my life's journey from infant to adulthood in a poetry format. These autobiography events include individuals who are dear or known to me, places that I have been or hope to see, and things that have occurred or I hope to occurred in my life. For instance, I have already lived through the "Late Spring" years of my life; therefore, I have already received Christ as my Savior and Lord. In addition, I am indicating what I anticipate or would like for my final Senior years to be like. The Seasons Of My Life book is authentic and extraordinary in articulating my life in poetry format. It is a book that is exquisite for everyone (senior citizens, adults, teenagers, and children) to relate to during their four seasons of life. Its seasonal, and poetic events can or has occurred in everyone's life, and will stimulate everyone from all walks of life to live a prosperous life. This inspirational poetry book is intended to inspire and encourage us to reflect on God's grace and goodness, and to appreciate our individual uniqueness & self worth. In all of life's explicit wonders and woes, our life was not created by God to exist, but rather for us to exist by God to create beauty in our world.
Author: HERTHEY HILL
I do hope these writtings will be very inspirational to you, and inspire you with more hope for the future. I have written a lot of Truck driving songs and Humorus songs also. You will find songs and Poetry of different Holidays too. So come on and let's go on a journey into the past, the present, and hope for the Future.
Autumn and Winter - Seasons of Loss and Sorrow
Author: Richard D. Crooks
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Finding God in the Seasons of Divorce A daily devotional for individuals working through the emotions and difficulties of divorce, this first volume, Autumn and Winter, deals with the early days of divorce, when so much of life is falling apart, becoming so difficult and uncertain. The book helps readers learn how to cope and to see that they are not alone, that God does care, and that the struggles have been faced by others as well. This devotional is designed to coincide with the “seasons” of the process of divorce or other loss. Hence, readers may read daily or read the devotional at their own pace in an order that will bring help and encouragement as they slowly heal from divorce. A topical index addresses specific needs. Richard’s experiences result in a book that is a comforting, encouraging “voice in the wilderness” as readers seek to find God’s hand in new ways. This book is a resource, not only for pastors and counselors, but for anyone who desires to help a struggling friend or family member in the wake of divorce.
Nature, Literature, and the Arts
Author: Haruo Shirane
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Elegant representations of nature and the four seasons populate a wide range of Japanese genres and media—from poetry and screen painting to tea ceremonies, flower arrangements, and annual observances. In Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons, Haruo Shirane shows how, when, and why this practice developed and explicates the richly encoded social, religious, and political meanings of this imagery. Refuting the belief that this tradition reflects Japan's agrarian origins and supposedly mild climate, Shirane traces the establishment of seasonal topics to the poetry composed by the urban nobility in the eighth century. After becoming highly codified and influencing visual arts in the tenth and eleventh centuries, the seasonal topics and their cultural associations evolved and spread to other genres, eventually settling in the popular culture of the early modern period. Contrasted with the elegant images of nature derived from court poetry was the agrarian view of nature based on rural life. The two landscapes began to intersect in the medieval period, creating a complex, layered web of competing associations. Shirane discusses a wide array of representations of nature and the four seasons in many genres, originating in both the urban and rural perspective: textual (poetry, chronicles, tales), cultivated (gardens, flower arrangement), material (kimonos, screens), performative (noh, festivals), and gastronomic (tea ceremony, food rituals). He reveals how this kind of "secondary nature," which flourished in Japan's urban architecture and gardens, fostered and idealized a sense of harmony with the natural world just at the moment it was disappearing. Illuminating the deeper meaning behind Japanese aesthetics and artifacts, Shirane clarifies the use of natural images and seasonal topics and the changes in their cultural associations and function across history, genre, and community over more than a millennium. In this fascinating book, the four seasons are revealed to be as much a cultural construction as a reflection of the physical world.
A Season of Change
Author: Peter J. Marchand
An expert on winter now turns his talents to autumn, a season of beauty and change. Author of the award-winning Life in the Cold, Peter J. Marchand examines the natural and biological phenomena of fall. With Marchand as your guide, fall becomes much more than trees turning, killing frosts, birds migrating, and invigorating crisp weather. Dig under the fallen leaves and heavy mists with him to discover a vibrant world. Readers learn the whys and wherefores of these events, but much much more, as Marchand answers questions most non-specialists have about how and why such changes and adaptations occur. Though autumn may appear to be primarily a transitional season, he shows how many remarkable and essential natural processes happen routinely only during this period. He describes such topics as timekeeping in plants and animals, food hoarding, seed dispersal, and animal mating behavior among the large mammals of the North. The book is organized by theme rather than by species, so that similar adaptation mechanisms of different species can be compared and contrasted. Marchand has a demonstrated skill in making scientific facts easily understood, while also conveying the beauty and wonder of what he describes. Also an accomplished photographer, his many beautiful full-page photographs show unusual aspects of the season.
A Complete Source Book
Author: Rajat K. Datta,Mahesh Nanavaty
Category: Business & Economics
The popularity of silk is more confined to super-rich or haute couture; silk is now an affordable luxury for the middle class in Europe and USA, and continues to hold its way in Asia as traditional ceremonial wear. The present source book traces recent global status of silk country wise and describes in depth the sericulture practices followed in both in temperate and tropic regions of the world, as also silk processing, and marketing of raw silk, finished silk and ready-to-wear including high fashion couture creations of Italy, France and Switzerland. The book, therefore, attempts to fill a void in the current information available in English on the world status of sericulture and silk. We presume it would definitely interest scientist, technologists and students connected with the textile industry as also the textile designers, converters, importers and exporters the world over. It would also help the boutiques, buying-selling organizations, and chain department stores and specially stores to understand why silk sells and is superior to other textiles. As no comprehensive book on silk has been published so far, this source book covers the entire global scenario of silk as it has entered very successfully in the 21st Century.
Author: Gail Saunders-Smith
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Simple text and photographs depict the weather, plants, animals, and activities of autumn.