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A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough

By Wayne Muller
  • ISBN Code: : 0307590038
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Self-Help
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From the moment we are born, we are seekers. Our culture obsessively promotes the pursuit of money, success and self-improvement. At the end of each activity-jammed day, though, we collapse into bed discouraged by everything we have not checked off on our to-do lists, in despair that whatever we have accomplished is never enough. Worse still, when our dreams become derailed by the inherent tragedies of life—job loss, financial peril, sickness, or the death of a loved one—we feel devastated by the pain and injustice of it all. Nationally renowned author, therapist, and minister Wayne Muller offers healing for the perpetually stressed in A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough. By learning compassion and mercy for ourselves and by recognizing what is most profoundly true about who we are and what we need, we can gain the self-acceptance so that whatever we choose to do, in this moment, it is wholly enough. Muller mixes the writings of great spiritual and political leaders with inspirational anecdotes from his own life, inviting us to derive more satisfaction from less and pull gratitude out of the ashes of grief. The answer to what he describes as "authentic happiness" lies not in seeing the glass as half full instead of half empty. In reality, he writes, the glass is always half full and half empty. The world is neither broken nor whole, but eternally engaged in rhythms between joy and sorrow. With Muller's guidance, we may find ourselves on the most courageous spiritual pilgrimage of our lives.

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  • Pdf File: aquinas.pdf

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Thomas Aquinas is the most widely read and arguably most influential of the medieval philosophers. He is famous for his impressive and coherent synthesis of Greek Philosophy and Christian Theology and his magisterial Summa Theologiae is a hugely important, and enduring, text in the history of philosophy. Yet he is also a very difficult thinker and his ideas present a number of challenges to his readers. Aquinas: A Guide for the Perplexed is a clear and thorough account of Aquinas's thought, his major works and ideas, providing an ideal guide to the important and complex writings of this key thinker. The book introduces all the key concepts and themes in Aquinas's thought and examines the ways in which they have influenced philosophical and theological thought. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of Aquinas's ideas, the book serves as a clear and concise introduction to his philosophy and natural theology. This is the ideal companion to the study of this most influential and challenging of thinkers.

A History of Russian Literature

By Andrew Kahn,Mark Lipovetsky,Irina Reyfman,Stephanie Sandler
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192549529
  • Total of Pages : 860
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 237
  • Pdf File: a-history-of-russian-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Russia possesses one of the richest and most admired literatures of Europe, reaching back to the eleventh century. A History of Russian Literature provides a comprehensive account of Russian writing from its earliest origins in the monastic works of Kiev up to the present day, still rife with the creative experiments of post-Soviet literary life. The volume proceeds chronologically in five parts, extending from Kievan Rus' in the 11th century to the present day.The coverage strikes a balance between extensive overview and in-depth thematic focus. Parts are organized thematically in chapters, which a number of keywords that are important literary concepts that can serve as connecting motifs and 'case studies', in-depth discussions of writers, institutions, and texts that take the reader up close and. Visual material also underscores the interrelation of the word and image at a number of points, particularly significant in the medieval period and twentieth century. The History addresses major continuities and discontinuities in the history of Russian literature across all periods, and in particular bring out trans-historical features that contribute to the notion of a national literature. The volume's time-range has the merit of identifying from the early modern period a vital set of national stereotypes and popular folklore about boundaries, space, Holy Russia, and the charismatic king that offers culturally relevant material to later writers. This volume delivers a fresh view on a series of key questions about Russia's literary history, by providing new mappings of literary history and a narrative that pursues key concepts (rather more than individual authorial careers). This holistic narrative underscores the ways in which context and text are densely woven in Russian literature, and demonstrates that the most exciting way to understand the canon and the development of tradition is through a discussion of the interrelation of major and minor figures, historical events and literary politics, literary theory and literary innovation.

Investigating Mr Wakefield

By Rob Gittins
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  • Publisher : Y Lolfa
  • Book Code : 1784612847
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 754
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Book Short Summary:

A psychological thriller which studies the male desire to possess, control and watch his beloved in the most intimate of spaces.

Angels Talk

By Jan Wilson
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  • Publisher : BalboaPress
  • Book Code : 1452505187
  • Total of Pages : 254
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 350
  • Pdf File: angels-talk.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This special manual is sent as a gift of knowledge to you from the Angels Merlin, Maitreya and many others that you may know of. They have sent their Angels Talk to you so you can know the Meaning of Life. Also they tell of the role that all you advanced souls accepted before birth; to help the world in this trying time so that the prophesied Golden New Age can enter for your family and descendents, and their future. They also include information on what life is about including, how to live and manage without the stresses within all normal life. Also included is, the concept of karma and past lives, and how to manifest whatever it is you want in your life. Also there are many ideas to make your life as happy as it was meant to be, and how it is necessary to have love and respect for all. Heaven is reaching out to you, so please listen to the Angels Talk.

Land of Our Lady History Series Book 1

By Sr. M. Benedict Joseph, S.H.N.
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  • Publisher : Neumann Press
  • Book Code : 1505108160
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 610
  • Pdf File: land-of-our-lady-history-series-book-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Each book in this Land of Our Lady series contains a concise yet interesting record of a specific period in American history—always explaining the Catholic influence of religion, culture and morality. Every private Catholic school, home-schooling family and library will benefit from these Catholic textbooks. Book 1: Founders of Freedom, most often used in Grade 4, begins with the Creation, ending with events leading up to the discovery of the New World.

Pitfalls of Trained Incapacity

By Birgit Herppich
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  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Book Code : 0227905881
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 747
  • Pdf File: pitfalls-of-trained-incapacity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The need to train Christian missionaries was an afterthought of the Protestant missionary movement in the early nineteenth century. The Basel Missionary Training Institute (BMTI) was the first school designed solely for the purpose of preparing European missionaries for ministry in non-European lands. Pitfalls of Trained Incapacity explores the various sociological and historical factors that influenced the BMTI 'community of practice' and how the outcomes affected the work of the Basel Missionin Ghana in its initial phase. It shows that the integral training of the BMTI resulted in missionary practices that lacked flexibility to adjust attitudes and behaviour to the vastly different circumstances in Africa, impeded the realisation of mission objectives, and hindered the emergence of an African appropriation of Christianity. By exploring educational and sociological perspectives in a pre-colonial context, this study reaches beyond its historical significance to raise questions of unintended effects of integral ministry training in other times and places. The natural cultural bias of groups with shared theological assumptions and social ideals - like the Basel Mission - suggests a strong propensity for trained incapacity, that is, for training processes that establish inflexible mental frameworks that are potentially detrimental to intercultural engagement.

Serious reflections during the life and surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe: with his Vision of the angelick world

By Defoe D.
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5521064613
  • Total of Pages : 86
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 266
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Book Short Summary:

Daniel Defoe was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy. He wrote many political tracts and often was in trouble with the authorities, including prison time. The third book about Robinson Crousoe is a collection of Daniel Defoe’s essays on moral topics. The name of Crusoe used to spur the public’s interest in this work.

Purity's Big Payoff / Premarital Sex Is a Big Rip-Off

By Donna Lee Schillinger
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  • Publisher : The Quilldriver
  • Book Code : 0979163986
  • Total of Pages : 124
  • Category : Premarital sex
  • Members : 873
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Book Short Summary:

Winner! 2012 Christian Small Publisher's Book of the Year in young adult (12-18) category. Add this book to your arsenal in the battle to remain pure! The most difficult task in the life of a Christian single today is maintaining purity until marriage. The payoff is perfect love and sex, just as our Creator intended. But if that’s so awesome, why aren’t more people choosing it? And how can premarital sex be so bad if so many people are doing it and loving it? People who were virgins when they married aren’t usually the type to kiss and tell. And when premarital sex goes wrong, no one wants to Tweet it. This awkward silence from both contingents isn’t helping the next generation to decide well on the issue of premarital sex. Purity’s Big Payoff/Premarital Sex is a Big Rip-off is a collection of 17 first-person narratives about successfully waiting for marriage to have sex – or not. Contributors on both sides of the issue candidly share in face-reddening detail what they learned on their way to the wedding bed. Young people aiming to remain pure will be encouraged and learn practical strategies for resisting sexual temptation. Those who wish they had waited will learn that it’s never too late to restore purity with God’s grace. (This book is two-faced. One side is dedicated to purity, then turned over and flipped upside down, the other side is dedicated to premarital sex. Thus the last page of the purity book is immediately followed by the last page of the premarital sex book, but upside down, and vice versa. Got it?)

Paddy Mayne

By Hamish Ross
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Book Code : 0752469657
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 548
  • Pdf File: paddy-mayne.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An Irish solicitor and international rugby player, Blair 'Paddy' mayne become one of the most outstanding soldiers and leaders of the Second World War. After seeing action in Syria with the Commandos, he joined the new unit that David Stirling was establishing, the Special Air Service. The raids Mayne led in the Western Desert destroyed over one hundred enemy aircraft on the ground. The common factor in these successes was Mayne's ability to read the situation, anticipate how the enemy would react, and then attack. Mayne was twenty-two when he won the DSO for the first time. Mayne subsequently led the unit in Italy, France and Germany, winning a further bar to the DSO in each of these campaigns, as well as the Croix de Guerre and the Legion d'Honneur. At the end of the war, after a short period with an Antarctic Survey, Mayne returned to the law. In 1955 he died in a car accident, aged forty. Soon after his death, misinformation about Mayne began to appear. He was portrayed variously as a classical tragic hero of drama, and a man of anger and aggression. Hamish Ross's work largely refutes these standard interpretations, using official war diaries, the early chronicle of 1 SAS, Mayne's papers and diaries, and a number of extended interviews with key contemporaries. It has the support of the Mayne family and the SAS Regimental Association. Hamish Ross strips away the legend and leaves Mayne not dim

The Life of Samuel Johnson

By James Boswell
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141907436
  • Total of Pages : 1312
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 448
  • Pdf File: the-life-of-samuel-johnson.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson, one of the towering figures of English literature is revealed with unparalleled immediacy and originality. While Johnson’s Dictionary remains a monument of scholarship, and his essays and criticism command continuing respect, we owe our knowledge of the man himself to this biography. Through a series of wonderfully detailed anecdotes, Johnson emerges as a sociable figure with a huge appetite for life, crossing swords with other great eighteenth-century luminaries, from Garrick and Goldsmith to Burney and Burke – even his long-suffering friend and disciple James Boswell. Yet Johnson had a vulnerable, even tragic, side and anxieties and obsessions haunted his private hours. Boswell’s sensitivity and insight into every facet of his subject’s character ultimately make this biography as moving as it is entertaining. Based on the 1799 edition, Christopher Hibbert’s abridgement preserves the integrity of the original, while his fascinating introduction sets Boswell’s view of Samuel Johnson against that of others of the time.

Twin Dilemmas

By Barbara Klein
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1315530406
  • Total of Pages : 190
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 131
  • Pdf File: twin-dilemmas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The development of how twins relate to each other and their single partners is explored through life stories and clinical examples in this telling study of twin interconnections. While the quality of a nurturing family life is crucial, Dr. Klein has found there are often issues with separation anxiety, loneliness, competition with each other, and finding friendships outside of twinship. When twin lives are entwined because of inadequate parenting and estrangement, twin loss is possible and traumatic, creating a crippling fear of expansiveness—an inability to be yourself. Therapists and twins seeking an understanding of twin relationships will find this clinically compelling book a valuable resource.