- "Pain is inevitable but misery is optional," says Barbara Johnson, and she should know. The survivor of four devastating experiences, Barbara, with the wit of Erma Bombeck, teaches how to find joy in the midst of it all. Her "credentials" open doors and provide insight to all those who suffer from the difficulties of life. And this million copy edition is proof that the message holds true Parents of prodigals and those who have suffered the greatest loss of all, the loss of a loved one, have all proclaimed with a smile, "This book has saved my life " Barbara's "pain" began when her husband was in a near-fatal accident. While he slowly recovered from severe, debilitating injures, they lost one son in Vietnam, and another son in an automobile accident. The final blow was losing their third son to the homosexual lifestyle. Through Barbara's final desperate plea to God of "Whatever, Lord x2026;" a bubble of joy came to replace the elephant she felt sitting on her heart. But life continues and so have the opportunities to practice what she preaches. Barbara was diagnosed with adult-onset diabetes and then most recently a cancerous brain tumor. Despite her difficulties, she continues to model that though pain is inevitable to us all, we can choose to see the flowers instead of the weeds.The struggle with balancing creative products that are innovative, technically feasible, and financially sound is one designers and web professionals go through every day. The Design Studio Method is a creative problem solving process that allows you to quickly generate ideas, evaluate them, and reach consensus, achieving that balancing act. Brian Sullivans The Design Studio Method gives answers that you have been looking for, showing you how to be innovative and efficient without sacrificing quality and collaboration. This book simplifies the complicated method, explaining each step, each participants involvement, and how to adapt the method to your needs. The Design Studio Method provides step-by-step procedures to ensure your success. From illumination, to generation, to presentation, all the way to iteration, this book provides the road map youll need to start generating innovate products. Shows you how to involve all members of the creative processfrom clients to directorsso that everyone participates, critiques, and innovates. Features real-world examples of Design Studio projects that highlight the successes of this method and ways to adapt it to your needs. Includes a website that showcases videos covering each step of the method and other procedures that crop up along the way.Action Art: Hands-On Active Art Adventures is A Collection of Over 100 Active Hands-On Art Experiences for Children 2-12, Full of Adventure, Movement, and Discovery. FOR SCHOOLS - HOMESCHOOLS - MUSEUMS- LIBRARIES - CHILDCARE - HOME Shelving: ART ACTIVITIES - EDUCATION - PARENTING Over 100 action-packed art activities bring discovery and adventurous creativity to children's art experiences that will delight and challenge kids of all ages. Each child-tested art activity is grouped into engaging action categories including: Smacking - Squeezing - Tapping Rolling - Spinning - Swinging Blowing - Exploding - Smooshing Tools - Toys - Utensils Up - Down - All Around Full color photographs highlight all activities including painting, photography, collage and sculpture, each with helpful icons indicating levels for both children and adults. Action Art experiences are built on the knowledge that art for children is a creative process and not just a finished product. MaryAnn Kohl is famous around the world for encouraging children to experience creative art exploration best known as "process art." Action Art offers 5 chapters of exciting and adventurous creative art activities, all with surprise outcomes, including - Blowing Glitter, Dancing Blottos, Bubble Wrap, Boot Walk, Clear Color SquishLord Owen Monroe will be an earl one day but in the meantime his busybody parents are tired of his gambling, drinking, and chasing women. They've given him an edict, no more money until he takes a bride. And not just any bride, Owen must marry Lavinia Hobbs, the eldest daughter of the Duke of Huntley. Lavinia not only has an indecently large dowry, she also happens to have the reputation for being the biggest shrew in the ton and she's completely uninterested in him, to boot, something Owen is not used to. He would much rather marry her younger sister, Alexandra, but it's Lavinia or no one according to his parents. Lady Alexandra Hobbs has been infatuated with Owen since she was a girl. Now that she's all grown up and in the market for a husband, no one will do but Owen Monroe. Once Alexandra hears that Owen is being forced to marry due to his parents' edict and that he'll be attempting to court her sister, she knows the time is right to make her move. But it's going to be anything but easy to bring the ton 's most infamous rake to heel. When Alexandra makes a deal with Owen and convinces him that she can turn him into a perfectly tamed suitor to woo her difficult sister, will time run out before she can win his heart herself?This acclaimed work is an extraordinary collection of letters written by a wide cross-section of Japanese citizens to one of Japan's leading newspapers, expressing their personal reminiscences and opinions of the Pacific war. SENSO provides the general reader and the specialist with moving, disturbing, startling insights on a subject deliberately swept under the rug, both by Japan's citizenry and its government. It is an invaluable index of Japanese public opinion about the war. For this new and expanded edition, the editor and translator have incorporated new material on "reassessing" the war. All the letters from the previous edition are included, along with additional letters that provide expanded representation of the original collection and new insights on rethinking the war experience.The first book on Irish monasticism to recreate the harsh yet richly spiritual world of medieval Irish monks.A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.Based upon one of MSNBC's longest-running series (YOUR BUSINESS with JJ Ramberg), this collection of hard-earned practical advice is culled from the thousands of successful small business owners and entrepreneurs who have appeared on J.J.'s show. With advice from Ramberg and such notable entrepreneurs as Blake Mycoskie and Mike Michalowicz, this right-to-the-point book covers topics from human resources to finance, public relations to sales, and much, much more -- all geared towards the small business owner. Knowing that entrepreneurs have no time to waste, Ramberg presents simple and effective guidance that can be put to use right away. This book will be indispensable for every small business owner, from a family-owned store to a venture capitalist-backed start up.Trouble is brewing in Village. Once a utopian community that welcomed strangers, Village will soon be cut off to all outsiders. As one of the few able to traverse the forbidding Forest, Matty must deliver the message of Village's closing and try to convince Seer's daughter Kira to return with him before it's too late. But Forest is now hostile to Matty, too, and he must risk everything to fight his way through it. Messenger is the masterful third novel in Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet, which includes "The Giver, Gathering Blue, " and "Son"--all newly designedHere is a heartwarming and completely accessible story about adoption, diversity, and acceptance. Told from the point of view of a puppy who is adopted by a cat, this gentle and reassuring tale is perfect for very young readers and listeners. When the puppy comes to live with his new mom, he is nervous. After all, his mom has stripes and he doesn't. But his mom says she likes that they look different, and soon the puppy likes it, too. (And who cares what anyone else thinks!) The puppy's new mom does all the things other parents do. She plays with him, takes care of him, and sometimes even makes him mad! But that's okay, because when he's feeling sad, she knows just what to say. "A gentle, comforting story about nontraditional families." -- Booklist"Vivid and charming."CHARLAINE HARRIS, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series Lou is a hurricane. A walking disaster. And with her, Callum's never felt more alive...even if keeping her safe may just kill him. Lou's new to the Rockies, intent on escaping her controlling ex, and she's determined to makeit on her own terms...no matter how tempting her new ice dive captain Callum Cook may be. But when a routine training exercise unearths a body, Lou and Callum find themselves thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a killer who'll stop at nothing to silence Louand prove that not even her new Search and Rescue brotherhood can keep her safe forever. In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off themap, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder... Search and Rescue series: On His Watch (FREE novella) Hold Your Breath (Book 1) Fan the Flames (Book 2) Gone Too Deep (Book 3) In Safe Hands (Book 4) What People Are Saying: "I love Ruggle's characters. They're sharply drawn, and vividly alive. I'm happy when they find each other. These are wonderfulescapist books."CHARLAINE HARRIS, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series "Sexy and suspenseful, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."JULIE ANN WALKER, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author for Hold Your Breath "Chills and thrills and a sexy slow-burning romance from a terrific new voice."D.D. AYRES, author of the K-9 Rescue Series for Hold Your BreathThis Brief explores emerging trends in drug use and distribution. This timely Brief examines recent examples of emerging drugs including salvia (from the plant Salvia divinorum), bath salts (and other synthetic stimulants) and so-called research chemicals (primarily substituted phenethylamines, synthetic cousins of ecstasy), which have tended to receive brief levels of high intensity media coverage that may or may not reflect an actual increase in their usage. Over the past decade in particular, "new" substances being used recreationally seem to come out of obscurity and gain rapid popularity, particularly spurred on by discussion and distribution over the internet. While changing trends in the drug market have always presented a challenge for law enforcement and public health officials, online forums, media coverage and other recent trends discussed in this Brief allow them to gain popularity more quickly and change more frequently. These rapid shifts allow less time for researchers to understand the potential health consequences of these substances and for law enforcement to stay abreast of abuses of legal substances. This work includes: 1) review of relevant research and literature, 2) review the Internet sources in which many deem important in influencing the emerging drug market, 3) discussion of national and international trends in use, abuse and distribution of these substances and 4) examination of current drug policy and recommendations for the future. This brief will be useful for criminology and criminal justice, sociology and public health. It will also be useful for those that deal with youth and the problems that may develop during adolescence and early adulthood.Nestled in the Himalayan foothills of Northeast India, Darjeeling is synonymous with some of the finest and most expensive tea in the world. It is also home to a violent movement for regional autonomy that, like the tea industry, dates back to the days of colonial rule. In this nuanced ethnography, Sarah Besky narrates the lives of tea workers in Darjeeling. She explores how notions of fairness, value, and justice shifted with the rise of fair-trade practices and postcolonial separatist politics in the region.a This is the first book to explore how fair-trade operates in the context of large-scale plantations.a Readers in a variety of disciplinesOCoanthropology, sociology, geography, environmental studies, and food studiesOCowill gain a critical perspective on how plantation life is changing as Darjeeling struggles to reinvent its signature commodity for twenty-first-century consumers. "The Darjeeling Distinction" challenges fair-trade policy and practice, exposing how trade initiatives often fail to consider the larger environmental, historical, and sociopolitical forces that shape the lives of the people they intended to support."Cavalryman of the Lost Cause is the first major biography in decades of the famous Confederate general J. E. B. Stuart. Based on research in manuscript collections, personal memoirs and reminiscences, and regimental histories, this comprehensive volume reflects outstanding Civil War scholarship. James Ewell Brown Stuart was the premier cavalry commander of the Confederacy. He gained a reputation for daring early in the war when he rode around the Union army in the Peninsula Campaign, providing valuable intelligence to General Robert E. Lee at the expense of Union commander George B. McClellan. Stuart has long been controversial because of his performance in the critical Gettysburg Campaign, where he was out of touch with Lee for several days; this left Lee uncertain about the size and movement of the Union army, information that would prove decisive when the battle began. In an engagement with the cavalry of Union general Philip Sheridan in spring 1864, Stuart was killed. He was only thirty-one. Jeffry D. Wert provides new details about Stuart's childhood and youth, and he draws on letters between Stuart and his wife, Flora, to show us the man as he was: eager for glory, daring sometimes to the point of recklessness, but a devoted and loving husband and father. Stuart has long been regarded as the finest Confederate cavalryman and one of the best this country has ever produced. Wert shows how Stuart's friendship with Stonewall Jackson and his relationship with Lee were crucial; at the same time Stuart's relationships with his subordinates were complicated and sometimes troubled. "Cavalryman of the Lost Cause" is a riveting biography of a towering figure of the Civil War, a fascinating and colorful work by one of our finest Civil War historians.This basic book for all catechumens contains the liturgical readings and helpful suggestions on praying with them and putting them into practice.A comforting story that explores the many milestones that come with growing up """"As the sun came up, Little Bear felt his mother's warm nose nudging him gently. 'Come, Little Bear, spring has arrived and it's time for us to leave the den.'"" Little Bear's mother is always there to show him what he needs to learn-how to chew crunchy grass, catch swishing fish, and dig deep for roots. But Little Bear is still small, and he can't do all of these big- bear things just yet. What is a little bear to do? Watch, and grow, and try his best. And no matter what, know that he will always be loved just the same. In gentle words and stunning pictures, this universal story reassures children that in time they too will grow big and strong.Ages 3 and Under A beautiful Spring classic from Anne GeddesThis twist on a classic spring poem is perfect for any little pumpkin. And a special page with hand playinstructions means that babies and adults can follow along with engaging hand motions as they rollthrough this Anne Geddes adventure! One of the world's most renowned photographers, Anne Geddes creates images that are iconic, awardwinning, internationally acclaimed, and beloved. Like no photographer before her, Geddes's imagerysingularly captures the beauty, purity, vulnerability, and preciousness of children, embodying her deeplyheld belief that each and every child must be protected, nurtured, and loved.Much like a person who has awaked from a decades-long coma to be introduced to a radically different world, evangelicals are just awakening to the reality that they have lost the culture war in this country. We are seeing the rapid deterioration and dismantling of a Judeo-Christian culture in America - and believers are finding themselves in unfamiliar positions. Values once held sacred are being discarded. Freedoms once offered are being withheld. Biblical absolutes once embraced are being replaced by relativism. Trend lines, unless altered, point to accelerated cultural change and even greater drift from the historic roots of this country. As a result, there is a growing intolerance towards believers and their message. Increasingly, followers of Jesus are being viewed as narrow, bigoted and hateful. Yet all of this was predicted by Christ before His departure."Prepare: Living Your Faith in an Increasingly Hostile Culture "will set forth a biblical, theological, and practical approach to navigating the challenging days ahead and a reason for hope and optimism - the power of the Gospel and the possibility of societal transformation.The emerging metropolitan regional-equity movement promotes innovative policies to ensure that all communities in a metropolitan region share resources and opportunities equally. Too often, low-income communities and communities of color bear a disproportionate burden of pollution and lack access to basic infrastructure and job opportunities. The metropolitan regional-equity movement--sometimes referred to as a new civil rights movement--works for solutions to these problems that take into account entire metropolitan regions: the inner-city core, the suburbs, and exurban areas. This book describes current efforts to create sustainable communities with attention to the "triple bottom line"--economy, environment, and equity--and argues that these three interests are mutually reinforcing. After placing the movement in its historical, racial, and class context, "Breakthrough Communities" offers case studies in which activists' accounts alternate with policy analyses. These describe efforts in Detroit, New York City, San Francisco, Atlanta, Camden, Chicago, Los Angeles, and other metropolitan areas to address such problems as vacant property, brownfields, affordable housing, accessible transportation, community food security, and the aftermath of Katrina and September 11. The volume concludes by considering future directions for the movement, including global linkages devoted to such issues as climate change. Contributors: Carl Anthony, Angela Glover Blackwell, Robert D. Bullard, Sheryll Cashin, Kizzy Charles-Guzman, Don Chen, Celine d'Cruz, Amy B, Dean, Hattie Dorsey, Cynthia M. Duncan, Juliet Ellis, Danny Feingold, Deeohn Ferris, Kenneth Galdston, Greg Galluzzo, Howard Gillette Jr., David Goldberg, Robert Gottlieb, Bart Harvey, William A. Johnson Jr., Chris Jones, Van Jones, Anupama Joshi, Bruce Katz, Victoria Kovari, Mike Kruglik, Steve Lerner, Greg Leroy, Amy Liu, Stephen McCullough, Mary Nelson, Jeremy Nowak, Myron Orfield, Manuel Pastor, M. Paloma Pavel, john a. powell, Cheryl Rivera, Faith R. Rivers, Nicolas Ronderos, Rachel Rosner, David Rusk, Priscilla Salant, David Satterthwaite, Ellen Schneider, Peggy M. Shepard, L. Benjamin Starrett, Jennie Stephens, Elizabeth Tan, Petra Todorovich, Andrea Torrice, Mark Vallianatos, Robert Yaro "Urban and Industrial Environments series"This anthology of essays on different critical approaches and methodologies for the analysis and interpretation of American art and artists is designed for students and teachers in American art history and American studies programs. It contains twenty selections from academic journals on American art from colonial times to 1940. Mary Ann Calo provides an introduction to the anthology, explaining its purpose and organization, and each selection has a brief introduction about its main focus and scholarly approach. These case studies show the diversity of scholarly thinking about interpreting American works of art, which should be useful for teachers and comprehensible and interesting for students.This anthology contains twenty articles on American art from colonial times to 1940. The selections are mainly from academic journals and aim to provide the student and teacher with different critical approaches and methodologies for the analysis and interpretation of American art and artists. Mary Ann Calo's preface to the anthology explains its purpose and organization, and each article will have a brief introduction about its main focus and scholarly approach.This text meets the need in American art history studies for an anthology of essays on critical approaches and methodologies.This is the standard Book of Common Prayer (BCP) and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church together with The Psalter or Psalms of David according to use in the Episcopal Church in the United States as authorized in 1979. Gold edges, ribbon markers, gift box. (1,001 pp)Author Donald S. Whitney explores the issue of assurance and outlines how Christians can experience a satisfying certainty of eternal life. Includes discussion questions.It's the End of Your Marriage-Not Your Life. Few experiences bring more pain than divorce. Like the death of a loved one, divorce plunges us into grief and loneliness, heartache and depression. Perhaps worst of all, divorce makes us believe that all that is meaningful and joyful has come to an end. "Do not believe it." Better Days Are Just Ahead. You already know that divorce is one of the greatest challenges you will ever face. Yet it also can trigger tremendous growth in several key areas, including your relationships, the way you see yourself, and how you live out your faith. No one is calling divorce a blessing. But it is" "something that you "will" live through and that can help to powerfully transform you into the person God has created you to be. Whether you are in the earliest stages of divorce, are newly single again, are processing an earlier divorce, or know someone whose marriage is ending, "New Life After Divorce" offers encouragement and hope that this new life "will" be a good life-and the promise that healing, strength, purpose, and joy are around the corner.Now available in a revised and fully updated edition, this book examines the rise of women artists in the late 20th century, viewed through the work of 12 key figures. "Why have there been no great women artists?" asked the prominent art historian Linda Nochlin in an intentionally provocative 1971 essay. In this book, four prominent critics and curators describe the strides made by women artists since the advent of the feminist movement and assess the changes that have occurred in their critical reception, commercial appeal, and institutional support. Following a comprehensive essay that looks back at the recent history of women artists, the authors examine the careers of an international selection of artists--Marina Abramovic', Louise Bourgeois, Ellen Gallagher, Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Elizabeth Murray, Shirin Neshat, Judy Pfaff, Dana Schutz, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, and Nancy Spero--considering each figure's accomplishments and her influence on contemporaries and younger artists.Molly Moon meets . . . Molly Moon? In this third book in the wildly popular "New York Times" bestselling series, mesmerizing orphan Molly Moon and her fabulous pug, Petula, are off to India, where they discover a new twist in the potential power of hypnosis: time travel With the book available in trade paperback for the first time, readers can experience Molly's adventure in an edition perfectly suited for time travel.You can be the match that ignites a great Bible discussion You only need a few basic skills. This guidebook by Jack Kuhatschek and Cindy Bunch (both veteran discussion leaders and experienced Bible study creators) will show youhow to start a grouphow to decide what to studyhow to prepare to leadhow to study the Biblehow to use a study guidehow to write your own questionshow to lead the discussionhow to evaluate the studyOver 100,000 copies of this handbook (now revised and expanded from the original, Leading Bible Discussions) have been used by Bible study leaders and Sunday school teachers. Along with practical suggestions and the answers to common questions offered in each brief chapter, you'll find two appendixes: "Guidelines for Interpreting Scripture" and "A Sample Study." The resources section also leads you to more training guides, website references and study guides to use with your group.Here is the help you need to lead a great Bible discussion.Jump right in-doing art with toddlers and twos is fun, rewarding, and a wonderful learning experience. Children discover their world as they explore the 75 fun-filled art adventures in "First Art. "They will joyfully squeeze a rainbow, make their own (safe) beads to string, and create their very own art baggie book. "First Art "starts children on a lifelong journey full of exploration and creativity. Award-winning author MaryAnn F. Kohl is a regular featured columnist for Parenting Magazine. She has also written the best-selling favorites "Preschool Art, The Big Messy Art Book, Global Art, Cooking Art, Making Make-Believe, MathArts," and the new "Preschool Art "series which includes "Drawing, Painting, Clay and Dough, Craft and Construction," and "Collage and Paper. "She lives in Bellingham, Washington.Stress is not a necessary part of life says Dr. Phil Nuernberger Stress, he tells us, arises when we let fear and self-doubt control our thoughts and actions. He then shows us how to take charge of the powers of our mind, addresses the roots of our fears, and offers real, workable solutions to the epidemic of stress in the world today.Even as a young girl, Jill was a favorite of the magical, mysterious Wildfolk, who appeared to her from their invisible realm. Little did she know her extraordinary friends represented but a glimpse of a forgotten past and a fateful future. Four hundred years-and many lifetimes-ago, one selfish young lord caused the death of two innocent lovers. Then and there he vowed never to rest until he'd rightened that wrong-and laid the foundation for the lives of Jill and all those whom she would hold dear: her father, the mercenary soldier Cullyn; the exiled berserker Rhodry Maelwaedd; and the ancient and powerful herbman Nevyn, all bound in a struggle against darkness. . . and a quest to fulfill the destinies determined centuries ago. Here in this newly revised edition comes the incredible novel that began one of the best-loved fantasy seers in recent years--a tale of bold adventure and timeless love, perilous battle and pure magic. For long-standing fans of Deverry and those who have yet to experience this exciting series, "Daggerspell" is a rare and special treat.From the best-selling author ofA Vast ConspiracyandThe Run of His LifecomesToo Close to Call--the definitive story of the Bush-Gore presidential recount. A political and legal analyst of unparalleled journalistic skill, Jeffrey Toobin is the ideal writer to distill the events of the thirty-six anxiety-filled days that culminated in one of the most stunning Supreme Court decisions in history. Packed with news-making disclosures and written with the drive of a legal thriller,Too Close to Calltakes us inside James Baker's private jet, through the locked gates to Al Gore's mansion, behind the covered-up windows of Katherine Harris's office, and even into the secret conference room of the United States Supreme Court. As the scene shifts from Washington to Austin and into the remote corners of the enduringly strange Sunshine State, Toobin's book will transform what you thought you knew about the most extraordinary political drama in American history. The Florida recount unfolded in a kaleidoscopic maze of bizarre concepts (chads, pregnant and otherwise), unfamiliar people in critically important positions (the Florida Supreme Court), and familiar people in surprising new places (the Miami relatives of Elian Gonzalez, in a previously undisclosed role in this melodrama). With the rich characterization that is his trademark, Toobin portrays the prominent strategists who masterminded the campaigns--the Daleys and the Roves--and also the lesser-known but influential players who pulled the strings, as well as the judges and justices whose decisions determined the final outcome. Toobin gives both camps a treatment they have not yet received--remarkably evenhanded, nonpartisan, and entirely new. The post-election period posed a challenge to even the most zealous news junkie: how to keep up with what was happening and sort out the important from the trivial. Jeffrey Toobin has now done this--and then some. With clarity, insight, humor, and a deep understanding of the law, he deconstructs the events, the players, and the often Byzantine intricacies of our judicial system. A remarkable account of one of the most significant periods in our country's history,Too Close to Callis endlessly surprising, frequently poignant, and wholly addictive.The natural world comes alive for young readers with Rookie Read-About "RM" Science With striking, full-color photos and just the right amount of text, this series immediately involves young readers as they discover intriguing facts about the fascinating world around them.From the author of the blockbuster international bestseller "Debt: The First 5,000 Years" comes a revelatory account of the way bureaucracy rules our lives Where does the desire for endless rules, regulations, and bureaucracy come from? How did we come to spend so much of our time filling out forms? And just how much are our lives being ruined by all this nonstop documentation? To answer these questions, anthropologist David Graeber--one of our most important and provocative thinkers--traces the peculiar and unexpected ways we relate to bureaucracy today and reveals how it shapes our lives in ways we may not even notice.""Is the inane, annoying paperwork we confront every day really a cipher for state violence? And is the capitalist promise of salvation-through-technology just a tool for the powerful to exert more control? Graeber""provides a forceful, radical answer to these questions, though he also suggests that there may be something perversely appealing--even romantic--about bureaucracy. Leaping from the ascendance of right-wing economics in the second half of the twentieth century to the hidden meanings behind James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, and Batman, "The Utopia of Rules" is at once a powerful work of social theory in the tradition of Foucault and Marx, and an entertaining reckoning with popular culture that calls to mind Slavoj Zizek at his most accessible. An essential book for our times, "The Utopia of Rules "is sure to start a million conversations about the institutions that rule our lives--and the better, freer world we should, perhaps, begin to imagine for ourselves.For readers of John Le CarrÃ© and viewers of Homeland , a slow-burning psychological spy-thriller by a former brigadier general of intelligence in the Israeli army After attending her father's funeral, former Mossad agent Rachel Goldschmitt empties her bank account and disappears. But when she makes a cryptic phone call to her former handler, Ehud, the Mossad sends him to track her down. Finding no leads, he must retrace her career as a spy to figure out why she abandoned Mossad before she can do any damage to Israel. But he soon discovers that after living under cover for so long, an agent's assumed identity and her real one can blur, catching loyalty, love, and truth between them. In the midst of a high-risk, high-stakes investigation, Ehud begins to question whether he ever knew his agent at all. In The English Teacher , Yiftach R. Atir drew on his own experience in intelligence to weave a psychologically nuanced thriller that explores the pressures of living under an assumed identity for months at a time. Praise for The English Teacher : "An extraordinary page turner, told with clarity, insight, and compassion, The English Teacher offers a rare and realistic portrait of the unrelenting sacrifices of living a double life." --Gideon Raff "[Yiftach R. Atir] probes how leading a double life can erode the foundations of a spy's former existence; how all of the lies are rooted in truth, and the truth, especially when it comes to love, is often coated with a patina of lies. . . . Masterful." -- The Times of Israel "The book . . . does exactly what a novel of its kind should do: re-examine the Mossad. Throughout the book . . . doubts are cast on personal as well as national morality. . . . Atir seeks to pinpoint the fine line separating the moral actions that operatives perform for their country and their own exploitation." -- Ha'aretzA veteran of 20 years of teaching in higher education reveals how the system has become thoroughly corrupted, using many direct observations and documented studies to demonstrate that, fundamentally, higher education in the U.S. is a fraud.Life loves you and you have the power within you to create a life you love. Life loves you is one of Louise Hay's best-loved affirmations. It is the heart thought that represents her life and her work. Together, Louise and Robert Holden look at what life loves you really means--that life doesn't just happen to you; it happens for you. In a series of intimate and candid conversations, they dig deep into the power of love, the benevolent nature of reality, the friendly universe, and the heart of who we really are. Life Loves You is filled with inspiring stories and helpful meditations, prayers, and exercises. Louise and Robert present a practical philosophy based on seven spiritual practices. Key themes cover The Mirror Principle - practicing the how of self-love Affirming Your Life - healing the ego's basic fear Following Your Joy - trusting your inner guidance Forgiving the Past - reclaiming your original innocence Being Grateful Now - cultivating basic trust Learning to Receive - being undefended and open Healing the Future - choosing love over fearInstead of playing at recess, Zeke Meeks' classmates have been sitting around, staring at their boring Puppet Pals. Will Zeke join them, even though he has no interest in this playground craze?Our chief purpose in life is to glorify God and enjoy him forever. God has revealed to us so much of his character and work in creation and providence and the Bible to help us to do this.We will never grasp the great extent of his being but we can enjoy the little that we do understand. We cannot see the beauty and wonder of the whole world but we can enjoy even the view of the garden from the kitchen window or simply the little bird in the sky.I pray that as you use this little book, you will see something of the wonder, majesty and glory of God. May this book help you to thank God for what he has told you about himself and then you will glorify and enjoy him.The newest addition--the ninth --to Alexander McCall Smith's ever-delightful Isabel Dalhousie series. Isabel is asked to help a wealthy Scottish landowner who has been robbed of a valuable painting. This painting, by the celebrated French artist Nicolas Poussin, had been earmarked for ultimate donation to the Scottish National Gallery. The owner is uncomfortable about an approach he has received from the thieves and hopes that Isabel will assist him. She agrees--in spite of the misgivings of her husband, Jamie. There is also the question of the thieves' identities. Could they be people who are rather close to the owner? It begins to look as if this may be so . . . Against the backdrop of this intriguing case, Isabel leads her day-to-day life, coping with issues small and large. One small issue is whether her three-year-old son, Charlie, is a budding mathematical genius--and what should be done about it. And then there is the question of whether she should help a young man employed in her niece's delicatessen to live with his girlfriend against the wishes of the girlfriend's parents. The answers to both of these questions test Isabel's qualities as a parent, a philosopher, and a friend.Though his monarchy was toppled in 1979 and he died in 1980, the life of Mohammad-Reza Shah Pahlevi, the last Shah of Iran, continues to resonate today. Here, internationally respected author Abbas Milani gives us the definitive biography, more than ten years in the making, of the monarch who shaped Iran's modern age and with it the contemporary politics of the Middle East. The Shah's was a life filled with contradiction--as a social reformer he built schools, increased equality for women, and greatly reduced the power of the Shia clergy. He made Iran a global power, courting Western leaders from Churchill to Carter, and nationalized his country's many natural resources. But he was deeply conflicted and insecure in his powerful role. Intolerant of political dissent, he was eventually overthrown by the very people whose loyalty he so desperately sought. This comprehensive and gripping account shows us how Iran went from politically moderate monarchy to totalitarian Islamic republic. Milani reveals the complex and sweeping road that would bring the U.S. and Iran to where they are today.Sometimes daddies are loud and playful. Other times they are quiet and compassionate. And they are "always" loving. Sebastien Braun's appealing text and charming illustrations follow a day in the life of a bear and his bear cub in this celebration of the bond between father and child.Books like "Simplify Your Life "and "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" have encouraged millions of readers to slow down and enjoy life more. Now, Jessica Teich and Brandel France de Bravo help new parents- who barely have time to return a phone call or wash a sock- learn to do less, listen more, and spend focused, fruitful time with their children. Practical and fun to read, "Trees Make the Best Mobiles" urges parents to treat every task-even diapering and feeding-as a chance to connect with their child, and gives calming advice about hot-button issues from pacifier use to temper tantrums. Parents will be relieved to discover that they don't have to buy lots of stuff-a tree outside a baby's window can serve as a mobile-or shuttle kids from one activity to another. In fact, in today's hectic, high-speed world, children need less "stimulation" and more unhurried interaction with the people who matter most. The authors call their approach "present parenting," because they believe being "present in the moment," without resentment or distraction, is the greatest present any parent can give.Ninety tender prayers written from the hearts of little boys will teach how to communicate with God. Ages 4-7.The ultimate guide to streamlining your life. Life moves too quickly these days, as technology, work, and personal commitments make it almost impossible to relax and enjoy life. Finding yourself stressed over the clutter in your kitchen or the mass of paper in front of your computer? Relax. This book will help. Filled with tips on how to uncomplicate your daily routine, eliminate stress at home and work, and more, this book will help you free up your time so you can once again enjoy doing the things you love. Author Jeff Davidson has compiled more than 1,000 ways to simplify your life. Divided into sections for easy reference, this book will show you ways you can eliminate stress in your home, your personal life, and your professional life. You will learn the six questions you should ask yourself before buying something new, the most efficient way to clean your pots and pans, the pay-ahead technique to get yourself out of debt, ways to make your commute more comfortable, and advice on hassle-free vacation planning for you and your family. "Simpler Living Handbook" is the guide you ve been looking for to lead the peaceful, productive life you ve always wanted."A call to action to promote holistic learning in higher education From the best-selling author of "The Courage to Teach" comes this call to action for higher education. "The Heart of Higher Education" centers around an approach to education which addresses the whole human being, mind, heart, and spirit, and has never been more important to higher education and to our society. The book offers a rich dialogue between those who represent the best thought and the best practices in the field. Sponsored by the Fetzer Institute, which fosters awareness of the power of love and forgiveness in the emerging global community Applies Parker Palmer's powerful response to critics of holistic learning How to make colleges and universities places that awaken the deepest potential in students, faculty, and staff "The Heart of Higher Education" is written for anyone new to the concept of holistic learning and for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge and understanding of the topic.Working with her retired CIA friend John Farrell, Mrs. Pollifax must smuggle a manuscript out of Jordan, a document that encodes the shocking truth of Saddam Hussein's reign. Hardly are the two airborne when the coils of Middle Eastern intrigue begin to unwind. Mrs. Pollifax's seatmate is not the affable Arab businessman he pretends to be. It is not imagination that persuades Mrs. P. that wherever they go, she and Farrell are followed. To elude their pursuers in such a politically volatile country isn't easy. In fact, it can be downright deadly. . . .This book offers comprehensive insight for anyone who is interested in working in a correctional environment. It is also a great tool for every Nursing Student, Instructor, or Supervisor who is already working in this type of environment to garrentee success. This is an essential tool for career counselors to all medical student prior to graduating Nursing school, or any medical program where the graduating student may find employment in a correctional facility. Inside this book is real life scenerios to include some "Jail House" Jargon that gives any medical professional who may want to worked in a jail, what they will really hear and may see. After reading this book you will be able to avoid pitfalls and it will launch you to sucess. My book is also a quick read for the new professional with not a lot of time. It fits right in your pocket.Several generations of historians figuratively abandoned the Oval Office as the bastion of out-of-fashion stories of great men. And now, decades later, the historical analysis of the American presidency remains on the outskirts of historical scholarship, even as policy and political history have rebounded within the academy. In Recapturing the Oval Office, leading historians and social scientists forge an agenda for returning the study of the presidency to the mainstream practice of history and they chart how the study of the presidency can be integrated into historical narratives that combine rich analyses of political, social, and cultural history.The authors demonstrate how ""bringing the presidency back in"" can deepen understanding of crucial questions regarding race relations, religion, and political economy. The contributors illuminate the conditions that have both empowered and limited past presidents, and thus show how social, cultural, and political contexts matter. By making the history of the presidency a serious part of the scholarly agenda in the future, historians have the opportunity to influence debates about the proper role of the president today.Contributors: Brian Balogh, University of Virginia; Michael A. Bernstein, Tulane University; Kathryn Cramer Brownell, Purdue University; N. D. B. Connolly, The Johns Hopkins University; Frank Costigliola, University of Connecticut; Gareth Davies, University of Oxford; Darren Dochuk, Washington University; Susan J. Douglas, University of Michigan; Daniel J. Galvin, Northwestern University; William I. Hitchcock, University of Virginia; Cathie Jo Martin, Boston University; Alice O'Connor, University of California, Santa Barbara; Bruce J. Schulman, Boston University; Robert O. Self, Brown University; Stephen Skowronek, Yale UniversityMichelle E. Minero, MFT, has redefined diet as ""regularly offering yourself love."" How would your life be different if you loved yourself and your body? Find out through the 7 paths of the Self-Love Diet. You will explore your spirituality, your relationship with your body, your thoughts and feelings, as well as your relationship with yourself, others, your culture and your world. Develop a daily self-love practice, the only diet that works. Testimonial by Anita Johnston, PhD Rather than promoting the deprivation that is typical of modern day diet mentality, Michelle Minero graciously invites us to imagine how our lives and our world might be different if, instead, we fed ourselves a consistent diet of loving thoughts and kind behaviors. She offers up surprisingly easy-to-follow, practical steps for doing so, skillfully demonstrating how following the path of self-love can lead to freedom from body hatred and eating difficulties. This book is a gift for anyone struggling with eating, weight, and negative body image! -Anita Johnston, PhD Author, Eating in the Light of the Moon Testimonial by Pamela Carlton, MD This book is a must read. It is especially helpful for anyone with an eating disorder or chronic dieting and the people who love them. What a wonderful world it would be if women loved and accepted themselves and their bodies unconditionally. Michelle Minero helps the reader along that path. She helps us to see the ways that our society and we ourselves perpetuate self-criticism. She then presents ways in which we can change that critical self-talk into self-love. At the end of each chapter Michelle Minero gives practical action points that help the reader incorporate the key concepts into their life. I will definitely be recommending Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works to my patients and their families. -Pamela Carlton, MD Director, The Carlton Clinic for Eating-Related Disorders Author, Take Charge of Your Child's Eating Disorder Testimonial by Bernie Siegel, MD When we grow up experiencing indifference, rejection and abuse, we make choices which are addictive and self-destructive. When self-love enters your life through changes brought on by the wisdom contained in this book, you will be reparented and reborn into a healthy life and diet of self-love. -Bernie Siegel, MD Author of A Book of Miracles and 101 Exercises For The Soul Testimonial by Ovidio Bermudez, MD This book presents in a creative and accessible style a basic premise of self-help and wellbeing: self-love. Michelle Minero has been able to encapsulate and present in an easy to understand practice and put into action this difficult to grasp and even more difficult to internalize principle. Self-Love Doet: The Only Diet That Works will help many with eating disorders, and I recommend it to every clinician working with individuals strugging with self-acceptance. Kudos to Michelle for putting forth this valuable tool. -Ovidio Bermudez, MD Medical DirectStep Inside a Detroit You've Never Seen. The Motor City. The City on the Strait. The Arsenal of Democracy. Detroit is the city that put the world on wheels. Once the fourth largest in the country, its streets were filled with bustling crowds and lined with breathtaking landmarks. Over the years, many of Detroit's most beautiful buildings-packed with marble, ornate metalwork, painted ceilings and glitz and glamour-have been reduced to dust. From the hallowed halls of Old City Hall to the floating majesty of steamships to the birthplace of the automotive industry, Dan Austin, author of Lost Detroit and creator of HistoricDetroit.org, recaptures stories and memories of a forgotten Detroit, giving readers a glimpse into some of the most stunning buildings this city has ever known. Book jacket.The handsome, stately Doberman requires regular exercise. It is an intelligent animal, loyal to its master, and makes a superb guard dog. Heavily illustrated with vivid color photos and instructive line art, "Barronas Complete Pet Owneras Manuals" show and inform pet owners regarding proper care of dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, small caged animalsavirtually every creature that is kept as a pet. The books give advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring a pet, feeding it nutritiously, keeping it in good health, and where applicable, grooming and training it. Each book in this large series is individually written by a specialist, and though the information is authoritative, the text is clear and straightforward, easy for every pet owner to understand.
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