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: 491

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

Category:

Page: 181

View: 3583

Silver's Edge

Author: Anne Kelleher

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426847300

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 817

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….

Silver's Bane

Author: Anne Kelleher

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426847319

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5514

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…

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: 1937

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

Silver's Lure

Author: Anne Kelleher

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426847327

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9721

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…

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: 4043

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: 304

View: 669

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.

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: 5036

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

The Shadowlands

Author: Morgan Charr

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465320571

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

View: 8421

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.

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: 2438

"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

A Draw of Kings (The Staff and the Sword Book #3)

Author: Patrick W. Carr

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 144126342X

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 1271

Dark Forces Have Gathered and the Final Battle for Illustra Has Begun Their journey to Merakh should have made Errol and his companions heroes of the realm. Instead, they've been branded enemies of the kingdom. In the wake of the king's death, Duke Weir is ruling the country--and he intends to marry Adora to bring an heir from the royal line. With Errol and the others imprisoned and the identity of the rightful heir to the throne still hidden in secrecy, Illustra is on the verge of civil war--and threatened by hostile forces gathering on every side. A dangerous mission to free Errol is attempted, but the dangers facing the kingdom mount with every passing moment. The barrier has fallen, ferrals are swarming toward the land, and their enemies draw ever closer. Will the discovery of the true heir turn back the tide of Illustra's destruction? Praise for The Staff and the Sword series "This fast-paced fantasy debut set in a medieval world is a winner. Both main and secondary characters are fully drawn and endearing...Fans of epic Christian fantasies will enjoy discovering a new voice." Library Journal (starred review) on A Cast of Stones "The adrenaline level remains high..." Publishers Weekly on The Hero's Lot "The Hero's Lot is a spellbinding, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that will leave you breathless and reeling from the truly masterful and immensely pleasurable writing of Patrick W. Carr." Radiant Lit

Die Helle Stunde

Ein Buch vom Leben und Sterben

Author: Nina Riggs

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641214165

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 3321

Wie sehr das Leben leuchtet, auch in seinen dunkelsten Momenten. "Sterben ist nicht das Ende der Welt", hat ihre Mutter einmal gesagt. Doch erst jetzt beginnt Nina Riggs den Satz zu verstehen: Mit 38 Jahren hat sie unheilbar Krebs, die Ärzte geben ihr noch 18 bis 36 Monate. Wie lebt man ein Leben, dessen Ende feststeht, das aber dennoch gelebt werden will? Wie macht man Pläne für den Urlaub, wie spricht man mit den Kindern, und wie ist man weiterhin eine liebende Partnerin? Nina Riggs hat ein Buch geschrieben über ihre letzten Monate, das keine Krankengeschichte ist und keine heldenhafte Kampfansage an den Krebs. Es ist ein Buch über den Zweifel und die Angst, aber auch über die unendliche Schönheit des Augenblicks und den beharrlichen Blick nach vorn. Es ist ein Buch darüber, wie sehr das Leben leuchtet, auch in seinen dunkelsten Momenten.

Der Historiker

Author: Elizabeth Kostova

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827071437

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 3513

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 ...

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: 3861

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.

The Art of Redemption

Author: Stuart Wilde

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401920517

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 2322

For decades, modern seekers have experimented and studied with many diverse teachers and religions, but Stuart Wilde says in that toward the end of a long spiritual journey we all seek the same thing: redemption. None of us is perfect, and yet through embracing that imperfection and reconciling it, we become a complete being—encompassing both the light and the dark. As Stuart says: "Many mystics, holy people, and even the Hopi Indians have predicted a new age of enlightenment, and they are not wrong in my view. It has arrived, and with it has come a whole host of fascinating phenomena never seen before. We are stepping into a magical new era . . . the age of forgiveness." It is when the ivory tower of the ego’s ideas falls that we can then embrace a new humility, allowing us to become ever more genuine, compassionate, and real. In this fascinating book, Stuart makes the point that the process of redemption and forgiveness comes from incorporating the Three Graces in one’s heart: tenderness, generosity, and respect.

Zwischen ihnen

Author: Richard Ford

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446257861

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 1570

Mit siebzehn verliebt sich Edna Akin aus Arkansas in Parker Ford, einen Jungen vom Land mit den durchscheinend hellblauen Ford-Augen. Sie heiraten und beginnen ein Nomadenleben in den Südstaaten der USA – Parker arbeitet als Handlungsreisender. Die 30er Jahre ziehen vorbei wie ein langes Wochenende, ungezählte Meilen, Cocktails, Hotelzimmer: New Orleans, Texarcana, Memphis. Die Geborgenheit, die es in ihrer Welt, dem Amerika der frühen Ford-Romane, nicht gibt, finden sie beieinander. Dann kommt ein einziges spätes Kind zur Welt – und alles ändert sich. "Zwischen ihnen" ist Richard Fords intimstes Buch: ein literarisches Memoir über seine Eltern und ein atmosphärisches Porträt des Lebens in den USA Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts.

Die Schwanendiebe

Roman

Author: Elizabeth Kostova

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492977456

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 3443

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