Griefland

Author: Armen Bacon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762789727
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Griefland. Griefland. It’s a place no one wants to visit—a place without borders where language is inadequate and pain is constant. It’s a place where every morning one awakens to the stark reality that a loved one will never be seen, heard—or embraced—again. This is a place that Armen Bacon and Nancy Miller know all too well, for when they met, both of them had lost a child—a son, Alex, and a daughter, Rachel. Griefland provides an intimate portrait of what tragedy does to the human soul, how it changes one’s life, and most important, how it can be survived. With achingly beautiful language, this book explores the acute moment-to-moment experience of grief. But it also transcends that and speaks to the redemptive power of friendship, trust, intimacy, and love. Together they discover a will and desire to move forward, recognizing that life is the ultimate prize for those who survive this excruciating journey.

Griefland

Author: Thomas Nadelin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781257060313
Size: 45.82 MB
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Griefland. "Working with people who have had to deal with the death of loved ones, Thomas Nadelin, a minister, grief counselor and Hospice educator, has listened to thousands of stories of hurt, struggles, hardship and triumph. In Griefland he opens up new territories and passes on grieving people's experiences to offer insightful descriptions and thoughtful guidance that will assist you on the journey through grief after death." --Back cover.

The Wages Of Corruption

Author: Sammy Oke Akombi
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9956558478
Size: 11.13 MB
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The Wages Of Corruption. "This is an exciting collection of stories brilliantly narrated... on some burning issues of societal morality. The issues of governance and corruption are permanent on the agenda for discussion where two or three Cameroonians congregate. In this work Sammy Oke Akombi has made an invaluabel contribution to that national debate. The moreal lesson conveyed here is strong. When shall we learn the age old truth that we were designed to be one another's keeper? And that this will be possible only when we have a cleaner, safer and morally healthier community of decent people."-The Rt. Rev. Dr. Nyansako Ni-Nku, Moderator of Presbyterian Church in Comeroon (PCC) and former President, All African Conference of Churches (AACC) Corruption is endemic in Cameroon. Twice, Transparency International have accorded the country the infamous first place in corruption. As one of many concerned Cameroonians, Sammy Oke Akombi was moved and they realized that something was in fact wrong somewhere and something had to be done somehow. This collection of short stories is his contribution to the collective resolve by concerned Cameroonians to wage a war against this most unusual friend of fairness. The stories seek to elicit awareness about a social ill that is ironically championed by the very politicians, functionaries, educator, leaders and power elite whose duty it is to keep society healthy and on the rails. The stories are on corruption in different segments of society and about the people who perpetrate it. Almost everyone is immersed in it and so must make every effort to resurface from it. It takes only the will to stay alive because the wages of corruption like any other sin can only be death.

The Culture Of Yellow

Author: Sabine Doran
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441169490
Size: 47.10 MB
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The Culture Of Yellow. This is the first book to explore the cultural significance of the color yellow, showing how its psychological and aesthetic value marked and shaped many of the intellectual, political, and artistic currents of late modernity. It contends that yellow functions during this period primarily as a color of stigma and scandal. Yellow stigmatization has had a long history: it goes back to the Middle Ages when Jews and prostitutes were forced to wear yellow signs to emphasize their marginal status. Although scholars have commented on these associations in particular contexts, Sabine Doran offers the first overarching account of how yellow connects disparate cultural phenomena, such as turn-of-the-century decadence (the "yellow nineties"), the rise of mass media ("yellow journalism"), mass immigration from Asia ("the yellow peril"), and mass stigmatization (the yellow star that Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany). The Culture of Yellow combines cultural history with innovative readings of literary texts and visual artworks, providing a multilayered account of the unique role played by the color yellow in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and European culture.

Completely Yours

Author: Erin Nicholas
Publisher: Forever
ISBN: 145553966X
Size: 19.91 MB
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Completely Yours. Kiera Connelly leads a quiet life, and that's just how she likes it. She's built a name as a graphic designer and meets up with her friends online, all from the comfort of her living room couch. But when a rare outing turns disastrous, Kiera finds herself up close and way too personal with an unbelievably hot real-life hero. Zach Ashley doesn't see himself as a hero. He's just a regular guy who gets to help people every day as an EMT. But when he's called to a scene and has to treat his most gorgeous patient ever, he finds himself mixing work with pleasure. He never hesitates to put his life on the line...but will he ever risk his heart?

Duino Elegies

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0865475466
Size: 70.38 MB
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Duino Elegies. Offers a translation of a major work by the influential German poet, along with the original text and explanatory notes

Nothing S Sacred

Author: Lewis Black
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416914579
Size: 78.26 MB
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Nothing S Sacred. Comedian Lewis Black unleashes his trademark subversive wit while recounting his own life story in his New York Times bestselling memoir. You've seen him on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart offering up his trademark angry observational humor on everything from politics to pop culture. You've seen his energetic stand-up performances on HBO, Comedy Central, and in venues across the globe. Now, for the first time, Lewis Black translates his volcanic eruptions into book form in Nothing's Sacred, a collection of rants against stupidity and authority, which oftentimes go hand in hand. With subversive wit and intellectual honesty, Lewis examines the events of his life that shaped his antiauthoritarian point of view and developed his comedic perspective. Growing up in 1950s suburbia when father knew best and there was a sitcom to prove it, he began to regard authority with a jaundiced eye at an early age. And as that sentiment grew stronger with each passing year, so did his ability to hone in on the absurd. True to form, he puts common sense above ideology and distills hilarious, biting commentary on all things politically and culturally relevant. "No one is safe from Lewis Black's comic missiles." (New York Times) You have been warned....

A Last Chapter Of The Greatest Generation

Author: Judson I Stone
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1944335307
Size: 69.57 MB
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A Last Chapter Of The Greatest Generation. Take a seat on the flight to almost everywhere as Colonel Frederic A. Stone, M.D. grows into manhood fretting about what career path to take and thinking that a military track will limit his life experiences. He chooses the Army anyway in February 1941 and starts on the adventure of his life—one that will surprise even him and far exceed anything he could imagine. Visit places in the U.S. and around the world that you might never have known existed or even thought about visiting. Join this member of the greatest generation as he finds that dreams can be fulfilled in the most unexpected ways through a career, marriage and fatherhood, and ambitions. The greatest generation is shrinking rapidly and Frederic A. Stone was a last chapter of it. He left a legacy in aviation, medicine, missions, and friendship to humanity. Let his story inspire you to trust in God with your dreams and ambitions. You, too, will be surprised on this flight to everywhere.

When The Tears Stop

Author: A. N. Hopps
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514469634
Size: 74.31 MB
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When The Tears Stop. The Welshes are one of the wealthiest families in Collin, Texas. However, James and his brother Benjamin are the only two survivors of the Welsh family. This is story of James Welsh III, who is the older of the two. James is seen as the monarch of his family, which includes his brother and a few close friends. They all love this gentle giant of a man and want him to find love after the ending of his marriage two years ago. He feels that the hole in his heart is irreparable. They all handle him very gently as he recovers—all but Ava who has been James’s escort for over a decade for business dinners and hostess for parties at his home. However, he is not in love with her and only sees her as a very close friend. Even though he has married someone else, she still has her eye on being the next Mrs. James Welsh III, and now, she sees a clear path to that end. The idea of finding someone else to love was the farthest thing from James’s mind. He does feel lonely and misses his wife intensely. However, he is content with overseeing his ranch and being the CEO of his many businesses. The ranch is huge with a large number of staff and ranch hands. They had become his second family. So when he is not overseeing the ranch or managing his multimillion-dollar businesses, there is no time left for a social life. Yes, he is a great catch, and Ava is going fishing. The family understands his pain and wants to save him from women who are out to catch him. When the Tears Stop is the last installment of the trilogy. The other two are Once Upon a Wedding and Will, Power, and Promises.