This is Who I Am This is Who I Want To Be

Author: Linda Hych

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465393455

Category: Religion

Page: 69

View: 6699

This book will allow the reader to embrace the works of God's spirit that will help them change. It will teach them about the value of forgiveness, love, letting go and self control.

Creative Arts Therapies and the LGBTQ Community

Theory and Practice

Author: Briana MacWilliam,Brian T Harris,Dana George Trottier,Kristin Long

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784508020

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 5601

Providing theory and practical interventions, this book is the perfect companion to creative arts therapy students and professionals who wish to work with the LGBTQ community and the unique challenges that sexual minorities, transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) clients face today. Considering ally development, unconscious bias and intersectionality, the book provides theory, case studies and practical guidance for working with this client group, as well as experiences emerging from within the LGBTQ and CATs community. The contributors cover a wide range of topics, from exploring sexuality and gender identity through portraiture to facilitating a music therapy group with transgender clients, and foster ally development in senior living communities through a multimodal approach. With research finding that people from the LGBTQ community are at increased risk of depression and anxiety, Creative Art Therapies and the LGBTQ Community provides indispensable guidance for therapists.


Author: Aries Eclipse

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595122655

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 8171

BEST OF FRIENDS. His family is assassinated. Now, Alex is the sole inheritor of a Northern California crime empire responsible for millions of dollars in cocaine distribution. An empire he controls with the help of his best friend, Slick Rick. But soon, Alex is gunned down south of the border, and Slick Rick is looking for answers. BEST OF CRIMINALS. Easier said than done. Rick has other problems. He's trying to make a million-dollar deal with a trio of Peruvian gangsters. He's dodging bullets from his former drug connection. He's avoiding parenthood, marriage, and his mistress. His cousin Bobby D has a drug problem, and is dating a cop's sister. His compulsive-gambling friend Tony Montana is in debt to the mob. And his career-thief friend Crazy Lou arrives with more than drug money; he brings the San Francisco Police knocking on Rick's door. BEST OF ENEMIES. On the dark streets of this under world of crime, these Dealers will learn a valuable lesson - Beware of your friends, never mind your enemies - but it will be too late. And like Rick says, "Dealers get a closed casket funeral."

Fighting Words

In-depth Interviews with Biggest Names in Mixed Martial Arts

Author: Mike Straka

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1600785638

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 228

View: 4167

Big-time MMA brawlers pull no punches in this telling exposé that is such to please fans. Original.

It Gets Better

Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living

Author: Dan Savage,Terry Miller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101513408

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 304

Every story can change a life. Watch a video Growing up isn't easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, making them feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can't imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted - even tortured - simply for being themselves. After a number of tragic suicides by LGBT students who were bullied in school, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage uploaded a video to YouTube with his partner Terry Miller to inspire hope for LGBT youth facing harassment. Speaking openly about the bullying they suffered as teenagers, and how they both went on to lead rewarding adult lives, their video launched the It Gets Better Project YouTube channel and initiated a worldwide phenomenon. With over 6,000 videos posted and over 20 million views in the first three months alone, the world has embraced the opportunity to provide personal, honest and heartfelt support for LGBT youth everywhere. It Gets Better is a collection of expanded essays and new material from celebrities, everyday people and teens who have posted videos of encouragement, as well as new contributors who have yet to post videos to the site. While many of these teens couldn't see a positive future for themselves, we can. We can show LGBT youth the levels of happiness, potential and positivity their lives will reach if they can just get through their teen years. By sharing these stories, It Gets Better reminds teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone - and it WILL get better.

A Sponsorship Guide for 12-Step Programs

Author: M. T.

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466853883

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 5935

A Sponsorship Guide for 12-Step Programs offers the reader far-ranging suggestions, based on concrete experience, for the most common issues and dilemmas that arise when one agrees to become a sponsor in any 12-step program. Seventeen sponsors (with collective recovery time of over 250 years) share their experience and insights as they describe common situations sponsors face and relate the solutions they used. This is the first book of its kind--for sponsors, by sponsors. Divided into three main sections--"Sponsorship Basics," "Working the Steps with a Sponsee," and "Common issues that Come Up"--this book will be of use to anyone who has agreed to be a sponsor, or anyone who does not have access to a sponsor. A Sponsorship Guide is like having a sponsor in a book.

What All Homosexuals Need to Know about God

Author: Louise Nixon

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1597815292

Category: Religion

Page: 80

View: 6526

According to Nixon, homosexuals are beautiful people that are caught up in Satan's web of deception, separating them from God. Her book talks to the homosexuals about God and his love for them.

Dodging Angels on Saturday

Or why Being a Theologian in the Twentieth Century Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

Author: Graeme Garrett

Publisher: ATF Press

ISBN: 9781920691394

Category: Religion

Page: 171

View: 3682

Of many surprising experiences that life has brought, two stand out for me - God and children. Neither turned out to be anything like I had been lead to expect. God was big in my family of origin; big enough to lure me into a life of faith. But I hardly knew what I was getting into. Then I married and had two daughters. At the time I thought you had children while you got on with the rest of your life. That idea turned out to be wide off the mark as well. Parents sometimes ask their children, usually in the light of some misdemeanor: What have you got to say for yourself? But that question can as readily be put the other way. After all we bring our children without consultation into the world. They have to live with the circumstances we create until age and stage give them a choice. This book is an attempt at an answer to the implied questions of the rising generation. Of all possibilities available why did you choose to live as a believer? And what on earth has that to do with us? The author an Anglican theologian at St Mark's National Anglican Theological College in Canberra, Australia and has previously written for Liturgical Press in the US.

The Widow of the South

Author: Robert Hicks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0759514437

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9441

Carnton Plantation, 1894: Carrie McGavock is an old woman who tends the graves of the almost 1,500 soldiers buried there. As she walks among the dead, an elderly man appears--the same soldier she met that fateful day long ago. Today, he asks if the cemetery has room for one more. Based on an extraordinary true story, this brilliant, meticulously researched novel flashes back to 1864 and the afternoon of the Civil War. While the fierce fighting rages on Carrie's land, her plantation turns into a Confederate army hospital; four generals lie dead on her back porch; the pile of amputated limbs rises as tall as the smoke house. But when a wounded soldier named Zachariah Cashwell arrives at her house, he awakens feelings she had thought long dead--and inspires a passion as powerful and unforgettable as the war that consumes a nation.

Comprehensive Handbook of Cognitive Therapy

Author: Hal Arkowitz,L.E. Beutler,Karen M. Simon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475797796

Category: Psychology

Page: 622

View: 9949

This Handbook covers all the many aspects of cognitive therapy both in its practical application in a clinical setting and in its theoretical aspects. Since the first applications of cognitive therapy over twenty years ago, the field has expanded enormously. This book provides a welcome and readable overview of these advances.

It Feels Good To Be Me!

Author: Dana Livoti with Anne Oliveri

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452597839

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 46

View: 3084

Did you know that your natural state of being is to feel good? When you are feeling good you are unstoppable! You are a creator! You are limitless! You are divine! This is who you truly are. Learn to be a conscious creator by paying attention to your thoughts, feelings, and visualizations. Know that this is a choice you make. For when you feel worried, afraid, nervous, or doubtful, it is your true self nudging you to shift your thoughts back to what feels good. Create the life you were meant to live by thinking, feeling, and seeing the true essence of you. You are spectacular! You are grateful. You are peaceful. You are safe. You are secure, and most of all you are empowered to make all your dreams come true. Go ahead, say it, "It feels good to be me!"


Author: Jane Eagland

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330504835

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 948

Seventeen-year-old Louisa Cosgrove longs to break free from her respectable life as a Victorian doctor's daughter. But her dreams become a nightmare when Louisa is sent to Wildthorn Hall: labelled a lunatic, deprived of her liberty and even her real name. As she unravels the betrayals that led to her incarceration, she realizes there are many kinds of prison. She must be honest with herself - and others - in order to be set free. And love may be the key . . .

The Amish Groom

Author: Mindy Starns Clark,Susan Meissner

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736957359

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7830

New from bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner, The Amish Groom (Book 1 in The Men of Lancaster County series) explores the men of an Amish community in Lancaster County, how their Amish beliefs play out in their unique roles, and the women who change their lives. Born to an ex-Amish mother and an Englisch father, 23-year-old Tyler Anderson was raised as a military kid until the age of 6, when his mom passed away. His dad, shipping off to yet another overseas post, placed Tyler in the care of his Amish grandparents, an arrangement that was supposed to be temporary. It lasted a lifetime. Rachel Hoeck is the young woman waiting for Tyler’s proposal. She senses that though he loves her and wishes to make a commitment to her and his Amish beliefs, part of him still wonders whether an Amish lifestyle is truly for him. When an opportunity to connect with his father unexpectedly arises, a visit to California causes Tyler to question everything, including a future with Rachel. Will the new girl in his life, Lark, cause him to remain in the Englisch world? Or will he choose to be an Amish groom after all? A poignant novel of hoping for romance and searching for identity, set in a beloved Amish community.

Boundaries of Romance

Author: Yolanda Orozco Mendez

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146918267X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 105

View: 2456

Boundaries of Romance is a poetic classic and true account of a lady in search of true affection. It takes her through the storm, through the sun and when she was making up her mind to pack up on Love, she finally sees a glimpse of Light at the end of the tunnel. It shines all over her and gradually she learns how to come out of her shell. She learns of the audience she was created for and everything starts to take a new turn. Every issue in life has a boundary and the ability to know our limits makes up responsive and energetic to the ultimate search for which we are actually created to be in life. The mind of the author of this book has being to places, interacted with people and related with the who is who in the major ruling sectors of a viable economy. Every line scribbled down from her pen is worth the read, the written experiences are immeasurable; it cuts across casual to corporate way of getting with the right people. Romance is an ability and Yolanda Orozco Mendez knows how its web is spun. This book has a confirmed potential to heal the readers heart from a dented relationship.

Rap and Religion: Understanding the Gangsta's God

Author: Ebony A. Utley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313376697

Category: Music

Page: 190

View: 4037

This book provides an enlightening, representative account of how rappers talk about God in their lyrics—and why a sense of religion plays an intrinsic role within hip hop culture. • A bibliography of cited sources on rap music and hip hop culture • An index of key terms and artists • A discography of rap songs with religious themes

Alone in the Dark

Voices of the Damned

Author: Grayian Phoenix

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438916566

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 742

Alone in the Dark - is a collection of stories that dares the reader to ask themselves, "what they truly are made of." This is simply because in order to read this collection of stories, collected from the "damned souls." One's who have dared to play "The Soul Game." The game is comprised of tests designed to make the reader appreciate the life that he or she has been given. Unfortunately, if you are reading this you have been challenged for the power over your own soul. You must turn to the "instructions" page in order to find out how to survive. Good luck.

The Loss of a Life Partner

Narratives of the Bereaved

Author: Carolyn Ambler Walter

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231529341

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 8209

Although there is extensive research on the loss of a spouse, predominantly focusing on the experiences of widows, much less attention is paid to bereaved partners not married to their significant other, whether or not the partners are of the same sex. This first-of-its-kind work explores both socially sanctioned and disenfranchised grief, highlighting similarities and differences. Combining a discussion of various theories of grief with personal narratives of grieving men and women drawn from numerous interviews, and detailed case study analysis, Carolyn Ambler Walter has produced a penetrating examination of the bereavement experiences of partners in varying types of relationships. She views narratives of widows, widowers, and bereaved domestic gay and lesbian partners from a postmodern perspective that breaks away from the traditional belief that the living must detach themselves from the dead in order to move on with their lives. Instead, building on the works of postmodern grief theorists such as Klass, Silverman, and Nickman, Walter views ongoing bonds with the dead as a resource for enriching functionality in the present, and as a key to looking to the future.

Bookalam Park

New York Love Story

Author: Andre Giordano

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477104968

Category: Fiction

Page: 462

View: 1440

In this book Im talking about the door of heaven above a footbridge in the center part of the park far from the entrance, not easily accessible or visible, it opens only when visitors from heaven wants to come to earth for a time value hosted by fairies or vice versa when they have business with therepresentatives of God in heaven. The door is supposed to open permanently to created a new age for men to enjoy in the near future, the role of men is simple, it is to walk holding in his mind the equilibrium of all the tendencies of the collective karma through out the planet, for that in my story they are helped by Lord Vishnu the maintainer of the world, but fi rst and foremost this is also a love story. Love heals, it maintains harmony, it is cosmic and reaches all parts of the universe, when strong it erases differences.


The Books of Bairnmoor

Author: James Daniel Eckblad

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621894916

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

View: 952

Four unlikely teenagers are summoned to quest for the salvation of a perpendicular world. Elli Adams and her friends Beatriz, Jamie, and Alex must overcome their own personal challenges of blindness, self-confidence, and Down syndrome as they struggle together to fulfill their mysterious calling as Bairnmoor's last prophetic hope. Join them on an adventure through singing forests and stardust valleys full of mystical, glorious, and ferocious creatures, all of which test their resolve in the face of overwhelming adversity. James Eckblad's novel wrestles with the age-old questions of good and evil and the nature of the heroic life. The story offers a fresh and challenging perspective on how one can have faith in the good against every indication that evil is thriving, if not prevailing, and how every child--and so all of us--can be immensely more than we are, and all we were meant to be.


Author: Rachel Strayer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493151088

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 7899

For hundreds of years, fortune tellers and commoners alike have used tarot cards as tools to predict the future. Rife with symbols of divine beings and the power of the stars, an air of mystery and superstition has long surrounded these elaborately crafted decks. When the past and the future melt together in a chaotic mind, however, they can be the only path out of a place where reality clashes with fantasies and nightmares alike. A modern day oracle, fearing the rapid approach of madness within her unquiet thoughts, dives into Olympian dreamscapes and psychological battlegrounds in a journal that serves as a road map through insanity. When she is engulfed in the darkness of the suit of swords, however, the only light to be found is fire.