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The Measure of a Man

By JJ Lee
  • ISBN Code: : 0771046499
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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FINALIST - Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction (2012) FINALIST - Governor General's Literary Award - Non-Fiction (2012) FINALIST - BC Book Prize's Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize (2012) A son’s decision to alter his father’s last surviving suit for himself is the launching point for this powerful book – part personal memoir, part social history of the man’s suit – about fathers and sons, love and forgiveness, and learning what it means to be a man. For years, journalist and amateur tailor JJ Lee tried to ignore the suit hanging at the back of his closet. It was his father’s suit. But when JJ decides to make the suit his own, little does he know he is about to embark on a journey to understand his own past. As JJ cuts into the jacket, he begins to piece together the story of his relationship with his father, a charismatic but troubled Montreal restauranteur whose demons brought tumult upon his family. JJ also recounts his own ups and downs during the year he spent as an apprentice at Modernize Tailors – the last of the great Chinatown suitmakers in Vancouver – where, under the tutelage of his octogenarian master tailor, he learns invaluable lessons about life. Woven throughout JJ’s tale are stories of the suit’s own evolution, illuminating how this humble garment has, for centuries, been the surprising battleground for the war between generations. Written with great wit, bracing honesty, and narrative verve, and featuring line drawings throughout by the author, The Measure of a Man is an unforgettable story of love, forgiveness, and discovering what it means to be your own man.

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  • Publisher : Revell
  • Book Code : 1441225153
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion
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The Measure of a Woman helps women discover their strengths and learn from their weaknesses so that they can truly live in accordance with Gods Word. The world tells us one thing about beauty, but God's Word relates that beauty is something much deeper. When women learn how to be beautiful from the inside out, they gain respect and serve as examples to other women. Gene and Elaine Getz share these time-tested and proven guidelines that have led countless women to become living proof of God's love and grace. Here is a chance for even more women to discover the secret to biblical femininity.

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  • Publisher : Appetite by Random House
  • Book Code : 0147530407
  • Total of Pages : 288
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0063204223
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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The Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! "A story of love and hope as interweaving charters display: how all moments, big and small, can measure a life. If you want joy, love, romance, and hope—read with us." —Jenna Bush Hager A luminous, spirit-lifting blockbuster for readers of The Midnight Library. Eight ordinary people. One extraordinary choice. It seems like any other day. You wake up, pour a cup of coffee, and head out. But today, when you open your front door, waiting for you is a small wooden box. This box holds your fate inside: the answer to the exact number of years you will live. From suburban doorsteps to desert tents, every person on every continent receives the same box. In an instant, the world is thrust into a collective frenzy. Where did these boxes come from? What do they mean? Is there truth to what they promise? As society comes together and pulls apart, everyone faces the same shocking choice: Do they wish to know how long they’ll live? And, if so, what will they do with that knowledge? The Measure charts the dawn of this new world through an unforgettable cast of characters whose decisions and fates interweave with one another: best friends whose dreams are forever entwined, pen pals finding refuge in the unknown, a couple who thought they didn’t have to rush, a doctor who cannot save himself, and a politician whose box becomes the powder keg that ultimately changes everything. Enchanting and deeply uplifting, The Measure is a sweeping, ambitious, and invigorating story about family, friendship, hope, and destiny that encourages us to live life to the fullest.

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  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Book Code : 073528024X
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Self-Help
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At once the ideal introduction to Toni Morrison and a lovely and moving keepsake for her devoted readers: a treasury of quotations from her work. With a foreword by Zadie Smith. Through bricolage--a construction or creation from a diverse range of available things--this brief book aims to limn the totality of Toni Morrison's literary vision and achievement. It dramatizes the life of her powerful mind by juxtaposing quotations, one to a page, drawn from her entire body of work, both fiction and non-fiction--from The Bluest Eye to God Help the Child, from Playing in the Dark to The Source of Self-Regard. Its compelling sequence of flashes of revelation--stunning for their linguistic originality, keenness of psychological observation, and philosophical profundity--addresses issues of abiding interest in Morrison's work: the reach of language for the ineffable; transcendence through imagination; the self and its discontents; the vicissitudes of love; the whirligig of memory; the singular power of women; the original American sin of slavery; the bankruptcy of racial oppression; the complex humanity and art of black people. The Measure of Our Lives brims with elegance of style and authority.

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  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Book Code : 0307828344
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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At eighty-two, Florida Scott-Maxwell felt impelled to write about her strong reactions to being old, and to the time in which we live. Until almost the end this document was not intended for anyone to see, but the author finally decided that she wanted her thoughts and feelings to reach others. Mrs. Scott-Maxwell writes: “I was astonished to find how intensely one lives in one’s eighties. The last years seemed a culmination and by concentrating on them one became more truly oneself. Though old, I felt full of potential life. It pulsed in me even as I was conscious of shrinking into a final form which it was my task and stimulus to complete.” The territory of the old is not Scott-Maxwell’s only concern. In taking the measure of the sum of her days as a woman of the twentieth century, she confronts some of the most disturbing conflicts of human nature—the need for differentiation as against equality, the recognition of the evil forces in our nature—and her insights are challenging and illuminating. The vision that emerges from her accumulated experience of life makes this a remarkable document that speaks to all ages.

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Sean Connery's personification of secret agent James Bond invigorated Britain and its cinema, allowing a cash-strapped, morale-sapped country in decline to fancy itself still a player on the world stage. But while Bond would make Connery the first actor to command a million dollar-plus fee, the man himself was forever pouring scorn on the fantasies audiences found it increasingly hard to separate him from. Spirited, argumentative and sardonically celebratory, Christopher Bray's Sean Connery is both a biography of a star and an investigation of what can happen to a man when the images he creates take over his life. And it's an analysis of what it means to be star-struck - a critical tribute to a secular icon who has shaped so many dreams. In this skillfully crafted biography, Christopher Bray challenges the assumptions and rumours prevelent in previous biographies with characteristic wit and skill. His previous book Michael Caine: A Class Act, was described by the Telegraph as 'an extremely enjoyable interpretation of a fascinating body of work.' Apart from his notable performances as James Bond in seven Bond films including Dr. No, From Russia With Love and Goldfinger, Sean Connery won an Oscar for The Untouchables and appeared in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Highlander and The Rock. He has also starred in The Man Who Would Be King, Murder on the Orient Express and Zardoz.

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  • Book Code : 074324902X
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : History
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  • Publisher : Revell
  • Book Code : 1441225145
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • Publisher : Our Daily Bread Publishing
  • Book Code : 1627077804
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Religion
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  • Pdf File: stand-strong.pdf

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The responsibilities of life can wear men down.. But this concise devotional will inspire men to draw strength from the Word of God. Each devotional is practical and brief, taking only five minutes to read. Wisdom from Scripture and insights from the experiences of other men will help readers build a solid foundation—one that allows confidence in the Lord no matter what life brings their way.

The Measure of Man

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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1538143372
  • Total of Pages : 216
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It was one of the most concentrated surges of creativity in the history of civilization. Between 1390 and 1537, Florence poured forth an astonishing stream of magnificent artworks. But Florentines did more during this brief period than create masterpieces. As citizens of a fractious republic threatened from below, without, and within, they also were driven to reimagine the political and ethical basis of their world, exploring the meaning and possibilities of liberty, virtue, and beauty. This vibrant era is brought to life in rich detail by noted historian Lawrence Rothfield in The Measure of Man. His highly readable account introduces readers to a city teeming with memorable individuals and audacious risk-takers, capable of producing works of the most serene beauty and acts of the most shocking violence. Rothfield’s cast of characters includes book hunters and book burners, devout Christians and assassins, humble pharmacists and arrogant oligarchs, all caught up in a dramatic struggle—a tragic arc running from the cultural heights of republican idealism in the early fifteenth century, through the aesthetic flowerings and civic vicissitudes of the age of the Medici and Savonarola, to the brooding meditations of Machiavelli and Michelangelo over the fate of the dying republic.

The Mismeasure of Man (Revised and Expanded)

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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393340406
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Science
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The definitive refutation to the argument of The Bell Curve. When published in 1981, The Mismeasure of Man was immediately hailed as a masterwork, the ringing answer to those who would classify people, rank them according to their supposed genetic gifts and limits. And yet the idea of innate limits—of biology as destiny—dies hard, as witness the attention devoted to The Bell Curve, whose arguments are here so effectively anticipated and thoroughly undermined by Stephen Jay Gould. In this edition Dr. Gould has written a substantial new introduction telling how and why he wrote the book and tracing the subsequent history of the controversy on innateness right through The Bell Curve. Further, he has added five essays on questions of The Bell Curve in particular and on race, racism, and biological determinism in general. These additions strengthen the book's claim to be, as Leo J. Kamin of Princeton University has said, "a major contribution toward deflating pseudo-biological 'explanations' of our present social woes."

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  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Book Code : 078604859X
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
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JOHNSTONE COUNTRY. WHERE NATURE FORGES THE STRONGEST MEN. Smoke Jensen calls the mountains home. The unforgiving wilderness taught him to survive. There’s no creature he hasn’t fought. There’s no storm he hasn’t weathered. And there’s no man in the untamed West who doesn’t fear his name. The Measure of a Man collects two adventures of New York Times bestselling author William W. Johnstone’s champion of the American frontier in one volume. War of the Mountain Man Nestled in the north Montana Rockies lies Hell’s Creek. A haven for outlaws, every thief and killer with an itchy trigger finger and an appetite for destruction pays their dues to Big Max Higgins, a criminal king seeking to expand his empire. But when he targets the town of Barlow, his gang ends up trading lead with Smoke Jensen, the Last Mountain Man, and the last man they ever should have crossed . . . Law of the Mountain Man In the dead of winter in frostbitten Idaho Territory two ranching outfits are at war, battling over the range. Between them comes Smoke Jensen, traversing the frontier and minding his own business, when he finds himself dodging bullets. Caught in the crossfire, threatened by both sides to sign up or occupy a grave, Smoke declares his own war, leaving casualties colder than the snow across the range . . .

The Measure of a Lady

By Deeanne Gist
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  • Publisher : Bethany House
  • Book Code : 9781585580729
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 860
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Rachel van Buren arrives in Gold Rush San Francisco with two wishes: to protect her younger siblings and to return east as soon as possible. Both goals prove more difficult than she could imagine as her brother and sister are lured by the city's dangerous freedom and a missionary-turned-gambler stakes a claim on her heart. Rachel won't give up without a fight though, and soon all will learn an eloquent but humorous lesson about what truly makes a lady. Speak Politely. Even when you're the only respectable woman around, protesting the decadence of a city lost to gold fever. Dress Modestly. Wear your sunbonnet at all times. Ensure nobody sees your work boots muddied by the San Francisco streets. Remain Devoted to Family. Protect your siblings from the lures of the city, even against their wishes. Stand Above Reproach. Most difficult when a wonderful man turns out to be a saloon owner. Rise Above Temptation. No, not even just a little kiss.... When these rules become increasingly difficult to uphold, can Rachel Van Buren remain a beacon of virtue in a city of vice?

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By Robert Lipsyte
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061995916
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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The acclaimed book behind the new major motion picture Measure of a Man, starring Donald Sutherland, Judy Greer, Luke Wilson, and Blake Cooper. A New York Times Outstanding Book and ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults For Bobby Marks, summer does not equal fun. While most people are happy to take off their heavy jackets and long pants, Bobby can't even button his jeans or reach over his belly to touch his toes. Spending the summer at Rumson Lake is sheer torture. This particular summer promises to be worse than usual. His parents can't stop fighting. His best friend, Joanie, goes home to New York City and won't tell him why. Dr. Kahn, a rich, stingy estate owner who hires him to manage an enormous lawn, is working him to death. And to top it off, a local bully won't stop torturing him. Bobby is about to find out just how terrifying and exhilarating one fat summer can be.

The Measure of our Success

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  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Book Code : 0807096288
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Family & Relationships
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A beautiful gift edition of the number one New York Times bestseller—from the founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund.

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  • Total of Pages : 400
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The One Year Daily Moments of Strength

By Walk Thru the Bible
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  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Book Code : 1496426770
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 388
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Today, spend time with God that will fill your spirit with strength. The One Year Daily Moments of Strength will help you experience a deeper and more powerful connection with the Lord each day. Complete with Bible verses, helpful explanations, and practical applications, these short daily devotions, covering a variety of everyday issues, will help strengthen your commitment to faith and your walk with God. Through showing up to meet with God every day, you’ll be inspired to go deeper with him all year long. “Those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)

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By Norman Duncan
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849642399
  • Total of Pages : 159
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In this book the author has tried to show, in so far as lay within his power, different stages or degrees of growth in human life, and that all these varying degrees are necessary; that the very mistakes and sins of men tend to bring about the fuller and more complete life; that in the grand economy of the universe nothing is lost, but that all things work together for good, whether we name them good or evil. Knowing this to be true, the message is optimistic; one of peace and good will to all men; one of healing to the sick, and recovery of sight to the blind, of liberty to those in captivity; one wherein the acceptable year of the Lord is proclaimed.

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By Sidney Poitier
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061737259
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Family & Relationships
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The bestselling author and American icon offers lessons from his own remarkable life in the form of letters to his great-grandaughter The author of The Measure of a Man and one of the most revered actors in the history of Hollywood offers a book that features inspirational advice and personal stories from his extraordinary life. Written in the form of extended letters to his new great-granddaughter, Sidney Poitier offers perspective and wisdom gained from his memories of being a boy in the Bahamas; breaking the race barrier in theater and film during the Civil Rights Era; achieving stardom and success in Hollywood; and as a diplomat and humanitarian. In his role as father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Poitier shares his experience of the most important passages in life.

The Measure of a Man

By Kathleen Williams
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  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Book Code : 1612512674
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : History
  • Members : 335
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Maj. Roger G. B. Broome, USMCR, died from wounds received on Saipan before his daughter had a chance to know him. Now a well-known naval historian and author of award-winning books, that daughter, Kathleen Broome Williams, has turned the research skills she honed studying naval technology to find her lost father. For this biography, she makes full use of an extensive collection of her father’s colorful and articulate letters along with the testimony of surviving Leathernecks who served with Major Broome, backed up by official records. The book reconstructs her father’s life as a University of Virginia Law School graduate who obtained a commission in the Marine Corps despite his colorblindness and eventually won the combat command he lobbied for. In April 1944 Broome took command of the Regimental Weapons Company, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division. But his pursuit of glory came to an abrupt end just twenty-four days into the Saipan invasion when he sustained the wounds that condemned him to a lingering death. The author not only found a hero who was awarded the Navy Cross for his courageous actions, but also uncovered a profoundly human individual with strengths as well as obvious faults. In unfolding Broome’s story, she takes significant world events from seventy years ago and places them in an intimate context, to show how they affected Americans on and off the battlefield. Her efforts provide an inside look at the U.S. Marine Corps during the pivotal years of World War II, including recruit training, amphibious assaults, high casualties, and, not least, the personal feuds and rivalries that shaped it.

The Measure of a Man

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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 430
  • Category : Fiction
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The Measure of a Man

By Marco Malvaldi
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  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Book Code : 1609455525
  • Total of Pages : 227
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 535
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The acclaimed Italian author spins a tale of Renaissance innovation, intrigue and murder in this historical novel about Leonardo da Vinci. October 1493. Florence is still mourning the death of Lorenzo the Magnificent. Columbus’ ships have only recently reached the New World, and Milan is experiencing a renaissance under the leadership of Ludovico il Moro. Not far from Milan’s Castle, a peculiar man named Leonardo da Vinci lives above his workshop. Da Vinci doesn’t eat meat, writes from right to left, and struggles to get paid by his employers. Yet his fame extends beyond the Alps, to the French court of Charles VIII. Charles has sent envoys on a mission to uncover the Italian inventor’s rumored secret plans for an invincible mechanical knight. Meanwhile, after a man is found dead in the Castle’s courtyard, il Moro turns to Da Vinci for help. Five hundred years after Leonardo’s death, Marco Malvaldi combines literature, science, history, and mystery to bring back to life one of the greatest figures of the Renaissance.

The Measure of a Man

By F.D. Crandall
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 9781467850216
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 857
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Neal Archer is a former Marine intelligence operator in the Persian Gulf. He's now working for D.I.R.E., a top-secret intelligence think-tank run by his old operational control officer, retired Marine Colonel Kingston Roberts. But this think-tank does more than analyze data. They secretly conduct covert operations for friendly countries that cannot be associated with such activities, providing those countries, with plausible deniability. Archer and Colonel Roberts are searching the globe for Tomas “T.R.” Rocha, a former U.S. operator, now an international criminal wanted for supplying weapons and explosives to terrorist cells worldwide, including Al Qaida and the Taliban. Each time Archer and Rocha cross paths, they leave death and destruction in their wake. Rocha is finally tracked to the Port of Sacramento in California, where his cargo ship, The Star of Gibraltar, is filled with another shipment of advanced armaments and weapons-grade plutonium for the terrorists. As Archer and his team close in on Rocha, they stumble across an opportunity to catch not only Rocha, but the high-ranking extremists buying his wares. After a running gun battle in and around the port, Archer becomes trapped by the terrorists, out of ammunition and cut off from the rest of the team. Seeing his old friend in trouble, Rocha gathers all of the ranking extremists in the hold of the ship and detonates the cache of explosives hidden throughout the vessel, killing himself and the leaders of Al Qaida. The resulting explosion destroys most of the Port of Sacramento. Archer and Colonel Roberts have a change of heart about their old nemesis; from an internationally wanted supporter of world terror to a rediscovered patriot who, in the end, gave his own life to save his friends and his country.

The Measure of a Man

By Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 178720409X
  • Total of Pages : 20
  • Category : History
  • Members : 571
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First published in 1959, this pair of meditations by the revered civil-rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. contains the theological roots of his political and social philosophy of nonviolent activism. Eloquent and passionate, reasoned and sensitive. “AT THE first National Conference on Christian Education of the United Church of Christ, held at Purdue University in the summer of 1958, Martin Luther King presented two notable devotional addresses. Moved by the dear and persuasive quality of his words, many of the 3000 delegates to the conference urged that the meditations be made available in book form. They wanted the book for their own libraries and they were eager to share Dr. King’s vital messages with fellow Christians of other denominations. “In the resolute struggle of American Negroes to achieve complete acceptance as citizens and neighbors the author is recognized as a leader of extraordinary resourcefulness, valor, and skill. His concern for justice and brotherhood and the nonviolent methods that he advocated and uses, are based on a serious commitment to the Christian faith. “As his meditations in this book suggest, Dr. King regards meditation and action as indivisible functions of the religious life. When we think seriously in the presence of the Most High, when in sincerity we “go up to the mountain of the Lord,” the sure event is that “he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths” (Isaiah 2: 3).”

The Measure of a Man

By Jerrold Lee Shapiro
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 0307822117
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 761
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Based on interviews with hundreds of fathers and couples, this eye-opening book provides a comprehensive overview of fatherhood. Shapiro also describes the surprising ways in which women can sometimes hinder this process--actually preventing men from sharing in the joys and responsibilites of fatherhood.

Highlander: The Measure of a Man

By Nancy Holder
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  • Publisher : Hachette+ORM
  • Book Code : 0446565628
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 358
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Duncan MacLeod returns in a thrilling fantasy based on the hit TV and movie series—from the New York Times bestselling author of Firefly: Big Damn Hero. You will die. By my hand. And by my name, which today is one thing, and tomorrow another, but remains this: your last adversary. The one who is stronger. Down through the centuries, I will come to you one day, and you will surely leave this world to me. There can be only one, Scotsman. And I am coming . . . One of the ages-old race of Immortals, Duncan MacLeod has tried to turn his back on tradition and live his life as a mortal. But as the time of the Gathering draws near—when the few remaining Immortals will fight to the last—he finds himself being drawn back to battle. If he wins at the Gathering, he will acquire all the powers of the losers; if he does not succeed, he loses his life forever.

Summary of Sidney Poitier's The Measure of a Man

By Milkyway Media
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  • Publisher : Milkyway Media
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 49
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 798
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 I was very fortunate in life, and as I lay in bed late at night, I was surrounded by beautiful things. But I was also very poor, and poverty didn’t preclude gorgeous beaches and a climate like heaven. #2 I grew up on Cat Island, and I was free to explore and play anywhere I wanted. I knew from observation that the sapodilla tree produced fruit, plump, grayish brown, soft, and delectable. I learned early on that if I got up high in a sapodilla tree, rather than crawling out on limbs to see if the fruit was ripe enough to eat, I could rattle the top branches and ripe fruit would come loose and fall to the ground. #3 The American society we live in today is constantly bombarding children with sounds, smells, and images. But the mental and emotional apparatus to sift through these distractions and process them in some meaningful way isn’t there yet. #4 I was raised on Cat Island, a small island in the Caribbean, where there was no electricity or running water. I had to learn how to survive without these things. I was exposed to stimuli, but they were natural ones.

Man—the Measure of Good and Evil

By Leonid Goutsalenko
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 145687084X
  • Total of Pages : 287
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 651
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The readers: a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, PhD, professor A.N. Danilov, PhD, professors Y.A. Gousev, A.N. Elsukov, P.G. Martysuk. An eternally actual problem of Good and Evil is considered in the context of a great idea of an ancient Greek thinker Protagoras, the author of the Constitution of one of the first world democracies, a founder of social philosophy, a contemporary of Socrates. Unfortunately, the sense of his doctrine, enclosed in the formula “man is the measure of all things”, has not yet investigated enough and estimated at its true worth in proportion to significance for the fate of man and the mankind. In the suggested publication this idea is being uncovered as a measured principle of a social reality construction, and internal antipathy of man’s measure– as the main source of self-movement of individual and social forms of people’s life, the main reason of their achievements and failure. The book is intended for researchers in the humanities and natural sciences, teachers, graduate students, students – everyone who is interested in what is happening in our extremely unsettled world and why.

The Measure of a Young Man

By Gene A. Getz,Kenton Getz
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  • Publisher : Revell
  • Book Code : 1441225145
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 756
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The bestselling book The Measure of a Man continues to impact millions of men around the world, but it has long been author Gene Getz's dream to bring that message to young men who are still in the process of finding their identities. When his son, Kenton, was in junior high, Gene wrote a series of letters to him based on 1 Timothy 4:12: "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity." Out of that verse, Gene drew seven principles that he hoped would inspire Kenton to become a young man of faith, strength, and godly purpose. Gene and his son, who is now a father of five, have teamed up to share these principles with young men and their families. The Measure of a Young Man challenges readers to find their identity in Christ and to set a high standard for themselves in words, in daily living, in loving others, in growing faith, and in sexuality. It also encourages young men to reach out to a network of fathers, grandfathers, youth pastors, and Christian peers who will support their growth to faithful, godly maturity.

The Measure of a Healthy Church

By Gene A. Getz
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  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Book Code : 9780802480248
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 296
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In a world of competing voices about what church is all about, Gene Getz, with the wisdom God has granted him over decades of ministry, provides a solidly grounded and thoroughly biblical approach to how God assesses the strength, health, and maturity of a local church. Previously titled The Measure of a Church. He addresses... -The definition of the church -The standard of measure by which the church should be defined (Is it centered on Christ? Does it display the fruit of the Spirit? Is it growing in its ability to display faith, hope, and love?) -How does one measure leadership? -How does one measure worship? -What is the one, ultimate standard the church is measured by?