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Finding Beauty in a Broken World

Finding Beauty in a Broken World Author Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN-10 9780375725197
Release 2009
Pages 420
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The naturalist author of Refuge and An Unspoken Hunger reflects on what it means to be human, the interconnection between the natural and human worlds, and how they combine to produce both tumult and peace, ugliness and beauty.



Finding Beauty in a Broken World

Finding Beauty in a Broken World Author Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN-10 9780307377784
Release 2008-10-07
Pages 432
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"Shards of glass can cut and wound or magnify a vision," Terry Tempest Williams tells us. "Mosaic celebrates brokenness and the beauty of being brought together." Ranging from Ravenna, Italy, where she learns the ancient art of mosaic, to the American Southwest, where she observes prairie dogs on the brink of extinction, to a small village in Rwanda where she joins genocide survivors to build a memorial from the rubble of war, Williams searches for meaning and community in an era of physical and spiritual fragmentation. In her compassionate meditation on how nature and humans both collide and connect, Williams affirms a reverence for all life, and constructs a narrative of hopeful acts, taking that which is broken and creating something whole.



Finding Beauty in a Broken World

Finding Beauty in a Broken World Author Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN-10 9780375420788
Release 2008
Pages 419
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The naturalist author of Refuge and An Unspoken Hunger reflects on what it means to be human, the interconnection between the natural and human worlds, and how they combine to produce both tumult and peace, ugliness and beauty. 30,000 first printing.



When Women Were Birds

When Women Were Birds Author Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN-10 9781250024114
Release 2013-02-26
Pages 256
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The author of the memoir Refuge offers a meditation on the meaning of a strange legacy that her mother left her--three shelves of the elder woman's "journals," all discovered by the author after her mother's death to be empty.



The Open Space of Democracy

The Open Space of Democracy Author Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN-10 9781608992089
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 138
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Terry Tempest Williams presents a sharp-edged perspective on the ethics and politics of place, spiritual democracy, and the responsibilities of citizen engagement. By turns elegiac, inspiring, and passionate, The Open Space of Democracy offers a fresh perspective on the critical questions of our time.



Refuge

Refuge Author Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN-10 9780307772732
Release 2015-03-18
Pages 336
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In the spring of 1983 Terry Tempest Williams learned that her mother was dying of cancer. That same season, The Great Salt Lake began to rise to record heights, threatening the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the herons, owls, and snowy egrets that Williams, a poet and naturalist, had come to gauge her life by. One event was nature at its most random, the other a by-product of rogue technology: Terry's mother, and Terry herself, had been exposed to the fallout of atomic bomb tests in the 1950s. As it interweaves these narratives of dying and accommodation, Refuge transforms tragedy into a document of renewal and spiritual grace, resulting in a work that has become a classic.



The Illuminated Desert

The Illuminated Desert Author Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN-10 0937407119
Release 2008-06-30
Pages 40
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A stunning dialogue between two daughters of the Colorado Plateau; an exquisite rendering of the red rock canyons of southern Utah and the natural history that evokes a poetry of place



Mending Your Heart in a Broken World

Mending Your Heart in a Broken World Author Patsy Clairmont
ISBN-10 9780759525955
Release 2009-09-26
Pages 208
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Using Scripture and real-life stories, Patsy Clairmont illustrates how hearts and dreams can be rejuvenated and rebuilt and how the trip through the valley can lead to the mountaintop.



The Hour of Land

The Hour of Land Author Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN-10 9780374712266
Release 2016-05-31
Pages 416
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America’s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks, an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them. From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas and more, Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.



Casting Lots

Casting Lots Author Susan Silverman
ISBN-10 9780306824616
Release 2016-03-29
Pages 256
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From activist, speaker, mother of five, and rabbi Susan Silverman (sister of comedian Sarah): a funny, moving, sparkling memoir about home, identity, family, and faith.



An Unspoken Hunger

An Unspoken Hunger Author Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN-10 9781101912430
Release 2015-03-18
Pages 160
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The acclaimed author of Refuge here weaves together a resonant and often rhapsodic manifesto on behalf of the landscapes she loves, combining the power of her observations in the field with her personal experience—as a woman, a Mormon, and a Westerner. Through the grace of her stories we come to see how a lack of intimacy with the natural world has initiated a lack of intimacy with each other. Williams shadows lions on the Serengeti and spots night herons in the Bronx. She pays homage to the rogue spirits of Edward Abbey and Georgia O’Keeffe, contemplates the unfathomable wildness of bears, and directs us to a politics of place. The result is an utterly persuasive book—one that has the power to change the way we live upon the earth.



The Secret Language of Snow

The Secret Language of Snow Author Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN-10 UOM:49015000926270
Release 1984
Pages 129
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Examines over a dozen different types of snow and snowy conditions through the vocabulary of the Inuit people of Alaska. Discusses the physical properties and formation of the snow and how it affects the plants, animals, and people of the Arctic.



Beauty of the Broken

Beauty of the Broken Author Tawni Waters
ISBN-10 9781481407090
Release 2014-09-30
Pages 368
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As if her parents' heavy drinking and her father's abuse--which nearly killed her half-brother, Iggy--were not enough, fifteen-year-old Mara is caught kissing her girlfriend, Xylia, by the preacher's son and becomes terrified that her own life is at risk.



Even in Our Darkness

Even in Our Darkness Author Jack S. Deere
ISBN-10 9780310538158
Release 2018-03-06
Pages 288
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"Unmasked, unsettling, and unforgettable . . . this will change the landscape of your soul." —Ann Voskamp "Filled with the raw pain, beauty, mystery, and grace that our hearts were meant for." —Matt Chandler Prepare yourself for an unvarnished look at the Christian life, told now for the first time. A powerful memoir of finding beauty and friendship through the pain of loss, tragedy, and brokenness, Even in Our Darkness explores what it means to know God and be known by him. Jack Deere tells the true story of his life growing up near Fort Worth, Texas in the 1950’s and the disintegration of his family following his father’s suicide. In his mid-twenties, Jack would rise to fame and success as a leading scholar, popular speaker, and bestselling author. But despite being rescued and exalted, Jack would ultimately be crushed in the years that followed. He would lose his son to suicide and his wife to alcoholism. Only then would Jack wrestle with his own addictions, surrender control, and experience true healing. An authentic story of the Christian life, Even in Our Darkness will serve as your own guide in overcoming life’s disappointments and learning to hear God speak in unbelievable ways. "Jack Deere speaks on a vulnerable, raw, and honest level about his own narrative and the darkness he has encountered, both around him and within his own soul. He ultimately points the reader to the God who is always there and who always sustains." —Dr. John Townsend "Written beautifully and harrowingly—and so grippingly that you won’t want to stop reading—this story is everyone’s story." —Eric Metaxas "Raw, gritty, and transparent, Jack’s writing rings with effervescent joy and searing pain. I read the last seventy-five pages with my heart in my throat and tears in my eyes. If I could, I’d send every person reading this a copy myself. It’s that good. —Lynn Vincent



Beautiful Hope

Beautiful Hope Author
ISBN-10 1929266545
Release 2017
Pages 115
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Beautiful Hope has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Beautiful Hope also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Beautiful Hope book for free.



Healing for a Broken World

Healing for a Broken World Author Steve Monsma
ISBN-10 9781433521249
Release 2008-02-04
Pages 224
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Do today's believers know how to be not simply good citizens but good Christian citizens? Are they ready to respond to contemporary public policy issues such as genocide, global AIDS, global warming, and human trafficking according to Scripture rather than any particular political agenda? A growing segment of them are, even if they aren't quite sure how to accomplish it. This book is for them. With American evangelicals having more political influence today than ever before, this book is especially important. The opening chapters establish the foundational biblical principles that are relevant to our lives as Christian citizens no matter the topic. Author Steve Monsma next highlights crucial global issues in which believers are called to live out their faith. Forgoing ready-made answers, Monsma encourages a reflective, thoroughly biblical response via a lively writing style. His book will equip all believers to make godly, humanitarian choices rather than purely political ones. A DVD featuring a 10 minute introduction to each chapter of this book is available from Crossway at www.crossway.org or from the Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics at www.calvin.edu/henry. It is ideal for use in classes and discussion groups.



The Beauty of Broken

The Beauty of Broken Author Elisa Morgan
ISBN-10 9780849965258
Release 2013-10-08
Pages 256
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Find beauty and hope by facing and dealing with the messiness of family life. The family is an imperfect institution. Broken people become broken parents who make broken families. But actually, broken is normal and exactly where God wants us. In The Beauty of Broken, Elisa Morgan, one of today’s most respected female Christian leaders, for the first time shares her very personal story of brokenness—from her first family of origin to the second, represented by her husband and two grown children. Over the years, Elisa’s family struggled privately with issues many parents must face, including: alcoholism and drug addiction infertility and adoption teen pregnancy and abortion divorce, homosexuality, and death Each story layers onto the next to reveal the brokenness that comes into our lives without invitation. “We’ve bought into the myth of the perfect family,” says Elisa. “Formulaic promises about the family may have originated in well-meaning intentions, but such thinking isn’t realistic. It’s not helpful. It’s not even kind.” Instead she offers hope in the form of “broken family values” that allow parents to grow and thrive with God. Values such as commitment, humility, relinquishment, and respect carry us to new places of understanding. Owning our brokenness shapes us into God’s best idea for us and enables us to discover the beauty in ourselves and each member of our family.