Griefland

Author: Armen Bacon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762789727
Size: 34.83 MB
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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.

The Wages Of Corruption

Author: Sammy Oke Akombi
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9956558478
Size: 52.47 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Completely Yours

Author: Erin Nicholas
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 145553966X
Size: 80.31 MB
Format: PDF
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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: Carcanet
ISBN: 1847776213
Size: 42.12 MB
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Duino Elegies. With all his contradictions, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is one of the fathers of modern literature and the Duino Elegies one of its great monuments. Begun in 1912 but not completed until 1922, they are 'modern' in almost every sense the word has acquired; yet Rilke was by temperament anti-modern, a snob and a romantic. He was devoted to the three A's: Architecture, Agriculture, Aristocracy. The Duino Elegies aroused real excitement among English readers when the now-dated Leishman/Spender versions first appeared in the 1930s. Stephen Cohn, the distinguished artist and teacher, has worked for over three years to complete this outstanding new translation. Peter Porter writes: 'Your translation must have grandeur, essential size in its component parts, and speed to catch the marvellous twists of Rilke's imagination.' He adds, 'Cohn has met all these requirements.' These versions show a rare empathy with the originals and an instinct for the right diction and cadence. They are, says Porter, 'the most flowing and organic I have read.'

Pray A To Z

Author: Amelia Rhodes
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
ISBN: 1683970063
Size: 12.38 MB
Format: PDF
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Pray A To Z. Pray A to Z: A Practical Guide to Praying for Your Community will help you topically organize your prayer requests and lay the burdens of your community at the feet of our Heavenly Father. Whether you are praying for a friend's adoption journey, a neighbor's bankruptcy, or a family member's cancer, this book will give you Bible verses, prayer prompts, and prayer starts to guide you through praying for even the most difficult issues that affect the people you know and love. Perfect for either individual or group prayer, Pray A-Z will help you experience the peace that comes from communicating with God.