Author: Linda Hych
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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.
Author: Hedley John
Jack is a gambler. He'll bet on anything. Sometimes he wins. Sometimes he loses. Mostly he loses. Juggling gambling debts to banks and the casino and trying to hide it all from his wife and family take up most of his time and energy. And then one day he meets a mysterious old lady - Mrs. M. She has 5 rules that she says will help him win. And so Jack hits the winning streak of his life. At the track. In the casino. On the slots. He just can't lose. All he must do is follow the five rules. Will Jack keep winning? Will the five rules help him reach his target and save him from the banks, the casino boss, his wife, himself?
Author: Aries Eclipse
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."
In-depth Interviews with Biggest Names in Mixed Martial Arts
Author: Mike Straka
Publisher: Triumph Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Big-time MMA brawlers pull no punches in this telling exposé that is such to please fans. Original.
Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living
Author: Dan Savage,Terry Miller
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.
Author: Louise Nixon
Publisher: Xulon Press
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.
Author: M. T.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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.
Author: Hal Arkowitz,L.E. Beutler,Karen M. Simon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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.
Or why Being a Theologian in the Twentieth Century Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
Author: Graeme Garrett
Publisher: ATF Press
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.
Author: Robert Hicks
Publisher: Hachette UK
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.
Author: Dana Livoti with Anne Oliveri
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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 . . .
Author: Yolanda Orozco Mendez
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
Narratives of the Bereaved
Author: Carolyn Ambler Walter
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Social Science
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.
New York Love Story
Author: Andre Giordano
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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
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: Sandra Reed
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Family & Relationships
I read somewhere that while we cannot direct the wind we can adjust our sails, simple yet profound. It was a Thursday when I filed for divorce. I know because most memorable things seem to happen to me on Thursdays. I could not change the past, but I could do something about the future. It was definitely time for some adjusting. Had I known what lie ahead, I may have given it more thought. Looking back on the last three years of singlehood I am amazed at the people, places and events that invaded my life, showering me with pleasure and pain. My name is Mac and this is an account of my journey, my steps as a divorced woman that tested my sanity and sense of humor. It has been filled with unexpected turns and uncharted roads, but isnt that what life is? Ive learned to cherish the steps, knowing that most of us never realize our dreams or ever reach our destinations. Our steps may be thoughtfully planned and well calculated but most often were forced to take side steps, back steps or just go in circles as forces over which we have no control dictate. I know it is the journey and not the end that is significant and eagerly wait for what comes next.
How Americans Prevail
Author: Sally Ooms
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When people find themselves displaced, what do they do to re-create, their homes? And what does home mean to them? The lives in this book span a wealth of definitions. Finding Home: How Americans Prevail is about people who have become dislodged from their center, the place they call home, and about how they have righted themselves. Everyday Americans elaborate on how they have solved problems our society hands us on a daily basis. Included are the voices of vets and foster kids, single moms and laid-off workers, retirees and small business owners. These people are doing more than just coping. They are innovators in their own lives. They are prevailing.
Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews
Author: Sarah Lightman
Category: Literary Criticism
The comics within capture in intimate, often awkward, but always relatable detail the tribulations and triumphs of life. In particular, the lives of 18 Jewish women artists who bare all in their work, which appeared in the internationally acclaimed exhibition “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women.” The comics are enhanced by original essays and interviews with the artists that provide further insight into the creation of autobiographical comics that resonate beyond self, beyond gender, and beyond ethnicity.
Living Inside and Outside the American Dream
Author: Mary Romero
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Social Science
2012 Americo Paredes Book Award Winner for Non-Fiction presented by the Center for Mexican American Studies at South Texas College Selected as a 2012 Outstanding Title by AAUP University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries This is Olivia’s story. Born in Los Angeles, she is taken to Mexico to live with her extended family until the age of three. Olivia then returns to L.A. to live with her mother, Carmen, the live-in maid to a wealthy family. Mother and daughter sleep in the maid’s room, just off the kitchen. Olivia is raised alongside the other children of the family. She goes to school with them, eats meals with them, and is taken shopping for clothes with them. She is like a member of the family. Except she is not. Based on over twenty years of research, noted scholar Mary Romero brings Olivia’s remarkable story to life. We watch as she grows up among the children of privilege, struggles through adolescence, declares her independence and eventually goes off to college and becomes a successful professional. Much of this extraordinary story is told in Olivia’s voice and we hear of both her triumphs and setbacks. We come to understand the painful realization of wanting to claim a Mexican heritage that is in many ways not her own and of her constant struggle to come to terms with the great contradictions in her life. In The Maid’s Daughter, Mary Romero explores this complex story about belonging, identity, and resistance, illustrating Olivia’s challenge to establish her sense of identity, and the patterns of inclusion and exclusion in her life. Romero points to the hidden costs of paid domestic labor that are transferred to the families of private household workers and nannies, and shows how everyday routines are important in maintaining and assuring that various forms of privilege are passed on from one generation to another. Through Olivia’s story, Romero shows how mythologies of meritocracy, the land of opportunity, and the American dream remain firmly in place while simultaneously erasing injustices and the struggles of the working poor. A happy ending for the maid's daughter: Hector Tobar's profile of Olivia for the LA Times