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Reflections from a Different Journey

Reflections from a Different Journey Author Stanley Klein
ISBN-10 9780071442763
Release 2004-03-22
Pages 224
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Offers parents of children with disabilities inspiration and advice from those who've been there Reflections from a Different Journey presents 40 stories by successful adults who grew up with disabilities. They provide insights into what it is like to persevere in the face of community prejudices, and what it takes for families and children with disabilities to work together toward fulfillment. While there are many books for parents on raising a child with a disability, this is the first to help them learn from people with disabilities, and to help children face the unique challenges and rewards of growing up with a disability. Reflections from a Different Journey will also encourage and inspire older children and adults with disabilities, other family members, and education and health care professionals who serve these families.



Sunsets

Sunsets Author Deborah Howard
ISBN-10 9781581346459
Release 2005-01
Pages 333
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A Christian hospice nurse draws words of comfort, enlightenment, and encouragement from her own experience for anyone struggling to cope with suffering and death, and works through the most difficult questions about death by integrating medical explanations with a message of hope in Christ. Original.



Reflections of God s Holy Land

Reflections of God s Holy Land Author Eva Marie Everson
ISBN-10 9781418577612
Release 2008-08-31
Pages 256
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Discover the origin of the Word of God, and the Land of His Heartbeat in Reflections of God’s Holy Land: A Personal Journey Through Israel. This unique armchair tour of Israel includes four-color photographs, related scriptures, historical and archaeological information about each area, and a description of what it looks and feels like to be there today. Providing more than a coffee table book of slick photographs, authors Everson and Feinberg-Vamosh (one Christian, one Jewish) enlighten readers with a deeper understanding of the land of Israel-the land that holds not only God's story but the story of His people. Features include: Beautiful photographs with cross-referenced scriptures of 40 significant biblical locations Historical and archaeological comment and present-day perspective Endorsements: "You've always wanted to go to the Holy Land, and this book will only deepen that longing. If for any reason you can't go, Reflections of God's Holy Land is the next best thing. You'll feel as if you've been there. Don't miss this." -Jerry B. Jenkins, Novelist "If you've been to Israel, this book will feel like a return trip. I highly recommend you settle in with a cup of something and experience the beauty and inspiration of these pages! I love it!!" -Marilyn Meberg, Women of Faith® Speaker & Author



A Widow s Journey

A Widow s Journey Author Gayle Roper
ISBN-10 9780736959599
Release 2015-03-01
Pages 144
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Have you recently lost your husband? Are there days when you feel so terribly alone--and that no one else could possibly understand? Author Gayle Roper understands. As a recent widow herself, Gayle writes: So who am I now that there's only one place at the table...one pillow with a head dent, one damp towel after a shower. There's only one toothbrush in the holder. The seat is never left up anymore. I can still write Mrs. in front of my name, but I'm no longer in a marriage relationship. You need two people for a marriage and there's only me. Is there only you? Then join Gayle as she draws on her emotions during the loss of her beloved husband, Chuck, and offers you a compassionate devotional to encourage you through your darkest days. Gayle knows a widow's pain is deep. But she also knows God's love is deeper still. And it's in His love you'll find your deepest comfort.



Unfrozen

Unfrozen Author Tom Matson
ISBN-10 9781626528765
Release 2014-06-03
Pages 168
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There are moments of time that our lives go from calm to chaos in one split second. This book examines the journey through a brain tumor diagnoses and how we learn from such moments of time. This book is a father's story of life and values lessons learned on a journey to overcome a brain tumor. The author weaves together stories from his childhood, the medical and emotional process of treatment, his friendships and life to tell lessons on life to his kids, that all readers will learn from. Net proceeds go to Brain Tumor research.



A Testimonial to Grace

A Testimonial to Grace Author Avery Dulles
ISBN-10 1556129041
Release 1996
Pages 144
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DullesO account, written in 1946, of his conversion to the Catholic Church. This special 50th Anniversary Edition contains a newly penned OafterwordO in which the author details his fifty-year journey from conversion to priesthood to theologian. Dulles describes the mentors and the experiences that shaped his perspective as a theologian.



Laughter of Aphrodite

Laughter of Aphrodite Author Carol P. Christ
ISBN-10 UOM:39015011675595
Release 1987
Pages 238
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Annotation: "Carol Christ clearly articulates the failure of Christianity to validate women's power, will, sexuality, and bonds with other women."-San Francisco Examiner



Thicker Than Water

Thicker Than Water Author Don Meyer
ISBN-10 1890627917
Release 2009
Pages 234
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Bound by blood, but not always by love, a sibling can be your friend or rival, defender or detractor--sometimes simultaneously! But whats the impact on that bond when one sibling has a disability? In this thought-provoking essay collection, thirty-nine adult siblings reflect on how their lives have been indelibly shaped by their relationship with a brother or sister with special needs. Edited by Don Meyer, creator of Sibshops and an expert on sibling issues, Thicker Than Water reveals both positive and negative aspects of growing up with someone who might have received the lions share of his parents attention or who now requires extra support as an adult. These compelling essays express a diverse range of sibling experiences and attitudes. Contributors range in age from 20 to 70 and have siblings whose disabilities include Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, seizures, visual impairment, fragile-X syndrome, intellectual disability, or mental illness. Several essays demonstrate how experiences vary based on a writers age and generation. Many older contributors grew up when disabilities were stigmatized; younger contributors can attest to changing attitudes and greater acceptance of people with differences. Some contributors have chosen to work in a disability field or service profession and credit their siblings for influencing their career choices; others have pursued dreams far removed from a disability field. This absorbing collection offers other siblings the catharsis of discovery and shared experiences. Thicker Than Water provides fascinating reading for siblings, parents, caregivers, and anyone who shares a long-term relationship with a person with special needs orwonders what that experience may be like. A common element in all of the essays is honesty. A sibling writes...I did the usual things kids do while growing up--had friends--just never brought them home. Participated in Girl Scouts and cheerleading--just never had my family at events. Did Mom sense my embarrassment at having a brother with multiple disabilities--one whod whoop and strike the air with his fist at inappropriate times? (Is there an appropriate time? Football games?) Or was she ashamed of his behavior and I absorbed this shame? Because shame it was. I was ashamed of Jimmy. There. I wrote it. (Cant quite say it, though.) I was ashamed and now Im ashamed of my shame.



The Stolen Light

The Stolen Light Author Ved Mehta
ISBN-10 9781591943969
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 410
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The Stolen Life is the real-life story of Ved Mehta, a young man attending college in California in the 1950s. Mehta’s story has been abridged with the author’s approval. The college years are a challenging time in anyone’s life, but Mehta faced particular difficulties. He was an Indian in the United States, a Hindu in a Christian environment, a dark-skinned man surrounded by white people, and he was blind. With compelling honesty and touches of humor, Mehta describes his struggles to live an ordinary college life—dating, riding a bicycle, keeping up with his studies—while dealing with extraordinary obstacles.



Reflections on Language Teacher Identity Research

Reflections on Language Teacher Identity Research Author Gary Barkhuizen
ISBN-10 9781317286080
Release 2016-11-10
Pages 286
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Reflections on Language Teacher Identity Research is the first book to present understandings of language teacher identity (LTI) from a broad range of research fields. Drawing on their personal research experience, 41 contributors locate LTI within their area of expertise by considering their conceptual understanding of LTI and the methodological approaches used to investigate it. The chapters are narrative in nature and take the form of guided reflections within a common chapter structure, with authors embedding their discussions within biographical accounts of their professional lives and research work. Authors weave discussions of LTI into their own research biographies, employing a personal reflective style. This book also looks to future directions in LTI research, with suggestions for research topics and methodological approaches. This is an ideal resource for students and researchers interested in language teacher identity as well as language teaching and research more generally.



A Lenten Hobo Honeymoon

A Lenten Hobo Honeymoon Author Edward Hays
ISBN-10 0939516438
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 144
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Lent calls each of us to be hobos, HOmeward BOund pilgrims who cannot rest until we rest in God, our final destination. With insight, art and a touch of humor, Edward Hays guides us along a Lenten way that takes no shortcuts or easy ways out while at the same time making the way a honeymoon, a joy-filled journey with God homeward to God. Filled with hobo marking art pieces, which point the reader along a path of a fruitful Lent, all the way to a joyous Easter.



A Different Ending

A Different Ending Author Judith Landau
ISBN-10 1977704719
Release 2017-09-26
Pages 174
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Teeming with a lust for life that is often reserved for those who know theirs will soon end, A Different Ending explores how chronic illness affects people, over time. The book examines the legal, medical, and ethical issues surrounding what is typically referred to as the End-of-Life Movement, and urges readers to tackle now-before it is too late-questions they might prefer to ignore. This story of love and friendship prompts us to imagine our own death and aim to exit this Earthly plane in a way that lines up with our most intimate wishes and values.



Trail Guide for a Crooked Heart

Trail Guide for a Crooked Heart Author Jim May
ISBN-10 162491022X
Release 2016-03-15
Pages 176
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"A brilliant mixture of story, philosophy, humor and wisdom, this book reminds us that---if we are open to story, dreams, imagination, and myth---we can open doors within our soul." Jay O Callahan, author, storyteller, and NPR commentator A lifetime collection of stories, wise words, assembled musings and quotations about overcoming hurdles, elusive enlightenment, personal evolution, persistence in the face of discouragement, this pastiche is designed to encourage the downhearted, lift up the strivers, and add wings to the heels of spiritual seekers."



The Poet s Journey

The Poet s Journey Author Ron Vesci
ISBN-10 0692852921
Release 2017-06-12
Pages 74
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The Poet's Journey is a compilation of 33 poems and 33 correlating images representing the Power of Living in the Present Moment. Every Poem was inspired by their corresponding image, and was meant to help Connect the reader back to their Authentic Self, where True Joy and Love reside. The book was designed with the intent of opening it up anytime, any mood, and help return the reader to NOW!!! This is not a one time read, but a lifetime of returning to it, and receiving different messages and inspiration each time it is viewed.



The Other Wes Moore

The Other Wes Moore Author Wes Moore
ISBN-10 1588369692
Release 2010-04-27
Pages 256
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BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a The Other Wes Moore discussion guide. The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his. Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence? Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world.



Enrique s Journey

Enrique s Journey Author Sonia Nazario
ISBN-10 9780385743280
Release 2014-08-05
Pages 273
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Documents the journey of a Honduran teen who braved hardship and peril to reunite with his mother after she was forced to leave him behind and seek migratory work in the United States.



Reflections the Yogic Journey of Life Second Edition

Reflections  the Yogic Journey of Life  Second Edition Author Tao Porchon-Lynch
ISBN-10 1511636203
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 182
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The Yogic Journey of Life, second edition Extraordinary leaders and teachers change the way we perceive the world. The very best lead us by their example. Tao Porchon-Lynch, Master Yoga teacher, in her 96th year, synthesizes the most positive aspects of Indian, European and American thought. The daughter of an Indian mother and a French father, who spent the first twenty years of her life in India, Tao is uniquely equipped to spread Yogic insights, originating in India, to Westerners seeking enlightenment. Tao has trained and certified hundreds of yoga instructors, since founding the Westchester Institute of Yoga in 1982. Tao has over 73 years of yoga practice and more than 39 years of teaching yoga to students in India, France and the U.S. Having studied with Indra Devi in Pondicherry and BKS Iyengar in Pune and Mumbai, Tao learned how to tap into the incredible power all individuals possess but only few can access. In addition, Tao was an actress in England, France and the USA (under contract to MGM) in the 1940's and 50's, wrote screenplays and made documentaries in the 60's and 70's. Tao is a living advertisement for how to tap into our human potential. She is unique in her ability to overcome the effects of aging to control her body and mind in harmony with Yoga's principles. Tao's philosophy is "There is nothing we cannot do if we harness the power within us." Her yoga principles and practices will be appreciated by current and future generations. Her current passion, in addition to yoga, is ballroom dancing and she is an award winning world-class dancer. At a youthful 96, Tao brings a delightful, childlike love of life and nature to all that she does. This wonderful book includes several guided meditations, and when paired with the available music CD*, Tao's lessons and words of wisdom come to life. Buy the accompanying music CD* featuring Valerie Romanoff's music underscoring Tao's spoken words: http://www.valrockmusic.com/shop/album/reflections-the-yogic-journey-of-life *please note there is an additional cost for the music CD. It is not included in the price of the book.