Through the Shadowlands

A Science Writer's Odyssey into an Illness Science Doesn't Understand

Author: Julie Rehmeyer

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1623367662

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 7059

Julie Rehmeyer felt like she was going to the desert to die. Julie fully expected to be breathing at the end of the trip—but driving into Death Valley felt like giving up, surrendering. She’d spent years battling a mysterious illness so extreme that she often couldn’t turn over in her bed. The top specialists in the world were powerless to help, and research on her disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, was at a near standstill. Having exhausted the plausible ideas, Julie turned to an implausible one. Going against both her instincts and her training as a science journalist and mathematician, she followed the advice of strangers she’d met on the Internet. Their theory—that mold in her home and possessions was making her sick—struck her as wacky pseudoscience. But they had recovered from chronic fatigue syndrome as severe as hers. To test the theory that toxic mold was making her sick, Julie drove into the desert alone, leaving behind everything she owned. She wasn’t even certain she was well enough to take care of herself once she was there. She felt stripped not only of the life she’d known, but any future she could imagine. With only her scientific savvy, investigative journalism skills, and dog, Frances, to rely on, Julie carved out her own path to wellness—and uncovered how shocking scientific neglect and misconduct had forced her and millions of others to go it alone. In stunning prose, she describes how her illness transformed her understanding of science, medicine, and spirituality. Through the Shadowlands brings scientific authority to a misunderstood disease and spins an incredible and compelling story of tenacity, resourcefulness, acceptance, and love.

Shadowlands - eine späte Liebe

Die Geschichte von C. S. Lewis und Joy Davidman

Author: Brian Sibley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783765540257


Page: 181

View: 3660

C.S. Lewis

Through the Shadowlands

Author: Brian Sibley

Publisher: Fleming H Revell Company

ISBN: 9780800755348

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 4316

The story of C. S. Lewis's life with Joy Davidman, his terminally ill wife.

Through the Shadowlands

The Love Story of C. S. Lewis and Joy Davidman

Author: Brian Sibley

Publisher: Fleming H Revell Company

ISBN: 9780800730703

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 205

View: 617

In time for the 2005 release of The Chronicles of Narnia movie, Sibley provides the full story behind the movie Shadowlands.

Silver's Edge

Author: Anne Kelleher

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426847300

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4214

Unwillingly Entwined… There is more danger than usual in the Otherworld of the Sidhe and the mortal world of the Shadowlands. An unlikely group of conspirators—both mortal and Sidhe—plot to overthrow both thrones. They have stolen the silver caul that protected the borders between the realms—and set into motion a most perilous war…. A Blacksmith's Daughter, A Sidhe Lady, A Mortal Queen Three women stand against the encroaching evil. All they have is a girl's love for her father, a lady's for her queen—and a queen's for her country. Nessa, Delphinea and Cecily are each driven by a personal destiny, yet share a fierce sense of love, justice and determination to protect what is theirs. Will the spirit and strenght of these women be enough to turn back the tide of the goblin hordes waiting to overrun the kingdoms? Perhaps. But the battle must still be fought….

C. S. Lewis Through the Shadowlands

The Story of His Life With Joy Davidman

Author: Brian Sibley

Publisher: Spire Books

ISBN: 9780800786700

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 8586

The story of C. S. Lewis’s life with Joy Davidman, his terminally ill wife.

Silver's Lure

Author: Anne Kelleher

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426847327

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1914

Through the Shadowlands: Where the touch of silver was protection, power and peril through battle, blood and sacrifice—only thus could the world be saved…. Or so the bards sing. But at the dawning of the world, Catrione, a gifted Druid, knew only that the realms of Shadowland and Sidhe faced the gravest of danger from the goblin hordes and treacherous mortals. Now wary allies come together to wreak a spell to avert evil magicks, but the cost will be high. For much is needed to make the Silver Caul, and the songs don't speak of the price demanded. There will be duplicity and deceit, battle and blood and sacrifices—willing and unwilling. Only through death will the balance of life be preserved. For now…

Silver's Bane

Author: Anne Kelleher

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426847319

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7671

AN OTHERWORLDY INTRIGUE… With the courts of both the Sidhe's Otherworld and the mortals' Shadowlands in contention, nothing seems safe anymore. Now blacksmith's daughter Nessa is caught up in political and military intrigues that might loose the goblin horde. Widowed queen Cecily is fighting for a throne she never expected to have. And Delphinea, lady in waiting to the Faery throne, is caught between the powers of Sidhe and her destiny. A DESPERATE PERIL The first battles are over, and devastation wracks both lands. With Nessa crossing between worlds to further understanding of each people, Cecily and Delphinea must fight to contain the evil that edges ever closer. Because their honor demands that their countries come before anything—even love. And life…

Mit einem Schlag

Wie eine Hirnforscherin durch ihren Schlaganfall neue Dimensionen des Bewusstseins entdeckt

Author: Dr. Jill B. Taylor

Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook

ISBN: 3426401657

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 3080

Als die Hirnforscherin Jill B. Taylor einen Schlaganfall erleidet, erfährt sie am eigenen Körper, was Patienten erleben. Fasziniert beobachtet sie die Funktionsweise des Gehirns und gewährt damit einen bisher nie beschriebenen Innenblick. Ihr Schicksal zeigt aber auch, dass eine vollständige Genesung nach einem Schlaganfall möglich ist. Mit einem Schlag von Dr. Jill B. Taylor: als eBook erhätltlich!

Feuer im Kopf

Meine Zeit des Wahnsinns

Author: Susannah Cahalan

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3864155029

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9381

Susannah Cahalan ist jung, attraktiv, frisch verliebt, eine aufstrebende Journalistin – und gerät über Nacht in den schlimmsten Albtraum ihres Lebens. Innerhalb kürzester Zeit erkrankt sie schwer, leidet an Wahnvorstellungen und wird binnen weniger Wochen zum Schwerstpflegefall in der Psychiatrie. Vollgepumpt mit Medikamenten wird sie ans Bett gefesselt und vegetiert vor sich hin – dem Tod näher als dem Leben. Doch ihre Familie gibt nicht auf bis endlich der renommierte Neurologe Souhel Najjar hinzugezogen wird. Er findet heraus, dass Susannah an einer erst vor kurzem entdeckten Autoimmunerkrankung leidet, in deren Verlauf der Körper das eigene Gehirn angreift und Symptome wie Schizophrenie, Autismus und Wahnvorstellungen erzeugt. Einmal richtig diagnostiziert, sorgen die geeigneten Medikamente rasch und dauerhaft für Genesung und Susannah gewinnt ihr Leben zurück. Ihre Schilderung des Leidensweges ist eine bewegende und aufregende Geschichte über Familie, Liebe, Hoffnung und darüber, wie sich ein perfektes Leben innerhalb kürzester Zeit in eine Katastrophe verwandeln kann. Ein fesselndes Buch, das man nicht aus der Hand legen kann, bis die letzte Seite verschlungen ist.

The Shadowlands

Author: Morgan Charr

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465320571

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

View: 5534

The Shadowlands is set on a distant planet in the future that has been colonized from Old Earth. Its protagonist, Stephen Hardy, is an adventurer and scholar exiled from his native Philos to patrol the wastelands beyond which lie the breakaway civilization of Hedon. When Hardy rescues a teenage boy and his girl lover from the wastes, and finds himself ethically unable to fulfill his duty and see them safely back to his homeland, Philos, his life is changed forever. This sci-fi tale has existentialist philosophic and Taoist and Zen religious undertones and a low-tech slant.

C. S. Lewis and a Problem of Evil

An Investigation of a Pervasive Theme

Author: Jerry Root

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878391

Category: Religion

Page: 308

View: 8622

C. S. Lewis was concerned about an aspect of the problem of evil he called subjectivism: the tendency of one's perspective to move towards self-referentialism and utilitarianism. In C. S. Lewis and a Problem of Evil, Jerry Root provides a holistic reading of Lewis by walking the reader through all of Lewis's published work as he argues Lewis's case against subjectivism. Furthermore, the book reveals that Lewis consistently employed fiction to make his case, as virtually all of his villains are portrayed as subjectivists. Lewis's warnings are prophetic; this book is not merely an exposition of Lewis, it is also a timely investigation into the problem of evil.

Der Historiker

Author: Elizabeth Kostova

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827071437

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 1822

Ein junges Mädchen findet in der Bibliothek ihres Vaters ein Konvolut mit vergilbten Briefen. Das Geheimnis um den Vater und das Schicksal der Mutter verbinden sich zu einem Drama, das weit in die Vergangenheit zurückreicht. Die Briefe fragen nach der Herkunft von Vlad dem Pfähler, dem Urbild der Dracula-Legende. Eine atemberaubende Suche in Klöstern, Bibliotheken und Archiven beginnt, bei der Grausamkeiten Draculas zutage treten, die sich bis heute fortsetzen ...

Grace Enough for Three

Author: Don Clifford

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1604777648

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 2392

Don and Karen Clifford put God's promises to the test when they found themselves in storm after storm as they lost three small children to accidents and disease. These life-long Christians tell their inspiring story and share the lessons and insights they gained as they found God's grace to be sufficient. Here is what some Christian workers have to say about Grace Enough for Three. Few have experienced the sorrow of Don and Karen Clifford with the death of three small children at different times as well as two miscarriages. Most marriages do not survive such tragic events. Don and Karen are testimony to the biblical truth that God's grace is sufficient in the darkest hours of life. They are a joy filled couple faithfully serving the Lord. Their faith and faithfulness are an inspiration to others. When I read their story it became the seed for a series of messages on THE SUFFICIENT GRACE OF GOD. Their story will challenge you to overcome the difficulties in your life by trusting in God's sufficient grace. Dr. David Sheppard, Senior Pastor First Baptist Church St Charles, Mo. As I read "Grace Enough For Three," I was totally captivated, reading deep into the night and early mornings. "Grace" reads almost like fiction - but it most certainly isn't fiction. Don and Karen lived every moment of this fascinating and riveting story. In their lives, through their pain and oft times lack of understanding, they learned much about God's wonderful love and grace. Our thanks to Don and Karen for allowing us to be a part of their experience, for a look at how God can work in mysterious but marvelous ways in the lives of his children. Dr. M. Dale Allen Professor of Bible Missouri Baptist University

Baptized Imagination

The Theology of George MacDonald

Author: Mr Kerry Dearborn

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409477193

Category: Religion

Page: 210

View: 424

The imagination has been called, 'the principal organ for knowing and responding to disclosures of transcendent truth'. This book probes the theological sources of the imagination, which make it a vital tool for knowing and responding to such disclosures. Kerry Dearborn approaches areas of theology and imagination through a focus on the nineteenth century theologian and writer George MacDonald. MacDonald can be seen as an icon whose life and work open a window to the intersection of word, flesh and image. He communicated the gospel through narrative and image-rich forms which honour truth and address the intellectual, imaginative, spiritual, and emotional needs of his readers. MacDonald was also able to speak prophetically in a number of areas of contemporary concern, such as the nature of suffering, aging and death, environmental degradation, moral imagination and gender issues. Dearborn explores influences which shaped him, along with the wisdom he has offeredin the formation of significant Christian writers in both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Authors such as C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, W.H. Auden, Frederick Buechner and others attribute to MacDonald key paradigm shifts and insights in their own lives. A study of MacDonald does not offer a formulaic approach to theology and the imagination, but the possibility of gleaning from his rich harvest relevant nourishment for our own day. It also provides a context in which to assess potential weaknesses in imaginative approaches to theology.

Die Schwanendiebe


Author: Elizabeth Kostova

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492977456

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 9698

Der Psychiater Andrew Marlow behauptet, selbst die Steine zum Sprechen zu bringen. Doch sein neuer Patient, der Maler Robert Oliver erschüttert sein Selbstverständnis. Oliver zerstörte in rasender Wut ein berühmtes Gemälde in der National Gallery of Arts und wird so zu Marlows Patient. Oliver verweigert jegliche Kooperation und so begibt sich Marlow auf eigene Faust in eine Reise in Olivers Vergangenheit. Was folgt, ist die Spurensuche einer großen, einer unglaublichen Liebesgeschichte. »Elizabeth Kostova erzählt von Irrsinn und Leidenschaft - in der Kunst wie im Leben.« Freundin

David--Dancing Like a King

Author: Larry Lichtenwalter

Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc

ISBN: 9780828017718

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

View: 7347

At last David is king. He can defeat the Philistines. But can he resist a beautiful woman? In his third book walking through the life of David, Larry Lichtenwalter shows us the qualities David possesed as a leader. Each chapter gives the reader an abundance of theological insights and pulls an enormous amount of spiritual lessons from the exciting exploits of David, a man after God's own heart.

Journeybread for the Shadowlands

The Readings for the Rites of the Catechumenate, RCIA

Author: Pamela Jackson

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814621134

Category: Religion

Page: 171

View: 7336

"Conversion happens when the Word of God comes alive for people and transforms them. How does this happen in the RCIA? This book shows how the readings for the rites of the catechumenate both describe conversion and help bring it about." "Journeybread for the Shadowlands offers those who prepare people for Baptism a source-book for meditation on the relationship between the liturgical readings and ritual actions of the rites, and the faith-experience of the converts. It provides a liturgical spirituality for the RCIA." "But this book is also addressed to all who seek a deeper conversion by listening in on the experience of the catechumens, and allowing the Word of God to come alive for them, too."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Author: Mark E. Prior


ISBN: 148341163X


Page: 234

View: 1763

Two tours of Afghanistan have left Matt Graydon, 28, shattered by battle. Now he must return home to his family's farm to care for his estranged mother Shirley, who is fighting her own war of early-onset Alzheimer's. Yet while the struggle with their demons threatens to unravel them both, Matt and Shirley come to discover each other in a way they never could have imagined.

Shadow Lands

Book One: Branwyn’s Quest

Author: Janna Colson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503514072

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

View: 9060

Branwyn and Bridgette: two blue-eyed, fair-haired sisters and all the other has in the world. An odd dream lands Branwyn in a strange world. Summoned by Netari to the Shadow lands, Branwyn learns of her and her sister’s origins and the possibility that the parents she never knew may still be alive. Confronted with their destiny as warrior witches, Branwyn and Bridgette must now train in the arts of magic, sword fighting, and herb lore in order to save a world they never knew existed as well as the lives of their friends and those of their bonded warriors. The fate of the world or at least the Shadow Lands rests in the hands of the sisters. It’s all up to them; the fate of a world and the lives of many people rests on their shoulders. Will they succeed? Or fail?