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A Mother's Promise

By Dilly Court
  • ISBN Code: : 1409035603
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 592
  • Category : Fiction
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When Hetty Huggins made a promise to her dying mother that she would look after her younger sister and brothers, little did she know how difficult this would be. But despite the threat of being turned out onto the streets by the unscrupulous tallyman and the never-ending struggle just to exist, Hetty is determined her family will never starve or want for a roof over their heads. Longing for something better out of life than the daily grind of making matchboxes for a pittance, she dreams of setting up her own business. With the help of friends she sells hot potatoes on the streets and things begin to look up for them all. But when the tallyman comes calling, they are faced once more with a future full of hardship and despair ...

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  • Total of Pages : 224
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As a single mother, you might find yourself in the difficult position of raising sons alone, wounded by the broken promises of your child's father. But God offers a greater promise to you and your family. Roland Warren, himself the child of a single mother, invites you on a journey to heal your heart and parent your boys to become healthy men, good husbands, and strong fathers.

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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
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  • Total of Pages : 272
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What would my mother say? How would she want me to handle this situation? How can I make this tough decision and stay true to myself? What would my mother say? Sam Haskell still asks himself these questions every day. When Haskell was young, his devoted mother, Mary, instilled in her son the values of character, faith, and honor by setting an example and asking him to promise to live his life according to her lessons. He did, and those promises have served Haskell consistently from his Mississippi boyhood to his long career at the venerable William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills. In this inspiring memoir full of touching stories and amusing anecdotes, Haskell reveals how he kept his pledge to his mother to live a decent life–even in the shark-infested waters of Hollywood, where he handled the hottest stars and packaged the highest-rated shows–by refusing to become the cliché of an amoral agent. Here is Haskell as a child in Amory, Mississippi (pop. 7,000), discovering the power of hope as he waits for an unlikely visit from the “Cheer Man” (a representative of the detergent company who gave ten dollars to anyone using the brand), learning humility after pursuing an eighth-grade “Good Citizenship” award he cockily assumed he’d win, confronting the complications of human character when a near-fatal car crash exposed his judgmental father’s true nature. Years later, in Hollywood, Haskell would rely on his mother’s teachings–honesty, self-reliance, and belief in God–as he swiftly rose from the William Morris mailroom to eventually become the company’s Worldwide Head of Television. His capacity for friendship and his insistence on living his version of the Golden Rule (being “thoughtfully political”) allowed him to handle various client crises and the tense negotiations that nearly scuttled the last years of Everybody Loves Raymond and the entire existence of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Haskell has achieved success through self-respect, and from his story we learn how we, too, can maintain our dignity when faced with life’s challenges. This stirring memoir is a testament to mothers everywhere who instill in their sons the lasting values they need to become good men and devoted fathers.

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By Michael Lind
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062097725
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 373
  • Pdf File: land-of-promise.pdf

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"[An] ambitious economic history of the united States...rich with details." ?—David Leonhardt, New York Times Book Review How did a weak collection of former British colonies become an industrial, financial, and military colossus? From the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the American economy has been transformed by wave after wave of emerging technology: the steam engine, electricity, the internal combustion engine, computer technology. Yet technology-driven change leads to growing misalignment between an innovative economy and anachronistic legal and political structures until the gap is closed by the modernization of America's institutions—often amid upheavals such as the Civil War and Reconstruction and the Great Depression and World War II. When the U.S. economy has flourished, government and business, labor and universities, have worked together in a never-ending project of economic nation building. As the United States struggles to emerge from the Great Recession, Michael Lind clearly demonstrates that Americans, since the earliest days of the republic, have reinvented the American economy - and have the power to do so again.

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0063017342
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf File: i-promise.pdf

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An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! An Instant Indie Bestseller! *An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A B&N Best Book of the Year* A great gift for tiny go-getters and big dreamers, including for back to school! NBA champion and superstar LeBron James pens a slam-dunk picture book inspired by his foundation’s I PROMISE program that motivates children everywhere to always #StriveForGreatness. Just a kid from Akron, Ohio, who is dedicated to uplifting youth everywhere, LeBron James knows the key to a better future is to excel in school, do your best, and keep your family close. I Promise is a lively and inspiring picture book that reminds us that tomorrow’s success starts with the promises we make to ourselves and our community today. Featuring James’s upbeat, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations perfectly crafted for a diverse audience by #1 New York Times bestselling and Geisel Honor winning artist Nina Mata, this book has the power to inspire all children and families to be their best. Perfect for shared reading in and out of the classroom, I Promise is also a great gift for graduation, birthdays, and other occasions. Plus check out the audiobook, read by LeBron James's mother and I Promise School supporter Gloria James!

A Mother's Promise

By K.D. Alden
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  • Publisher : Forever
  • Book Code : 1538718189
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 321
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Based on the true story behind a landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decision, K.D. Alden's debut is a rich and moving story of one woman's courage and determination to get her child back when all odds are stacked against her. Virginia, 1927: All Ruth Ann Riley wants is a chance to have a family. But because she was poor and unwed when she became pregnant, she was sent to an institution and her child was given to another woman. Ruth Ann can't stand the thought of never seeing little Annabel's face again, never snuggling up to her warmth or watching her blue eyes crinkle with laughter. And now they want to take away her right to have any other babies? She is not going to let that happen. All the rich and fancy folks may call her feebleminded, but Ruth Ann is smarter than any of them have bargained for. Because no matter how high the odds are stacked against her, she is going to overcome the scandals in her past and get her child back. She just never expects her battle will go to the U.S. Supreme Court, or that she'd find unexpected friendships . . . and even the possibility of love along the way.

A Mother's Promise

By Ruth Scofield
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  • Publisher : Steeple Hill
  • Book Code : 9781459201224
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 183
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Who knew a fresh start could be so hard? Not single mom Lisa Marley. She'd made her share of mistakes, but now she just wanted a chance to rebuild trustand to raise her daughter, Cecily. All she needed was her new faith, not all-too-sure-of-himself Ethan Vance from New Beginnings at church. Widower Ethan could tell secrets hid behind Lisa's quiet facade. Between the challenges of raising three children, his church duties and pursuing a long-cherished dream, he took every opportunity to know her better. As their relationship grew, he wondered if Lisa held the key to his own new beginning, too.

A Promise is a Promise

By Wayne W. Dyer, Dr.
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  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Book Code : 9781401929657
  • Total of Pages : 93
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 885
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Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, the bestselling author and world-renowned teacher, brings you this extraordinary true story about two ordinary people whose lives were touched by miracles—and he shows us what these miracles can teach all of us. Edwarda O'Bara is a Miami woman who has been in a diabetic coma for 26 years. Defying all medical advice, her mother, Kaye, made a commitment to keep Edwarda alive and has been caring for her daughter around the clock for over a quarter of a century! This dedicated parent, now in her seventies, has fed her daughter every two hours and given her insulin every four hours, without ever missing an injection! Several years ago, Dr. Dyer read a story about Edwarda in a local newspaper and felt called upon to visit her and her mother. A caring friendship ensued that has blossomed into a passionate conviction to a cause. Dr. Dyer has made a commitment to help Edwarda and her mother and has written A Promise Is a Promise to not only share their incredible story with the world, but to raise money for Edwarda's care. The strength, power, and tenacity of Kaye O’Bara’s love has attracted numerous miracles over the years. These events have inspired the Miami community and have garnered intense interest from the media. This is a book you will never forget—about two people whose bond of love is everlasting.

Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico

By Frank Graziano
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199790973
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 661
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Mexican statues and paintings like the Virgen de Guadalupe and the Señor de Chalma are endowed with sacred presence and the power to perform miracles. Millions of devotees visit their shrines to request miracles for health, employment, children, and countless everyday matters. When miracles are granted, devotees reciprocate with votive offerings. Collages, photographs, documents, texts, milagritos, hair and braids, clothing, retablos, and various representative objects cover walls at many shrines. Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico explores such petitionary devotion in depth through extensive fieldwork supported by research in a vast body of interdisciplinary scholarship. The study's principal themes include sacred power and human agency, reification, projective animation, faith as a cognitive filter, sacred power transfer, social and narrative construction, positive framing, collaborative and deferred control, vows (juramentos), and miracle attribution. The book is written in two alternating voices, one interpretive to provide an understanding of miracles, miraculous images, and votive offerings, and the other narrative to illustrate the interpretive chapters and to bring the reader closer to experiences at the shrines. Among the many miraculous images treated in the book are the Cristo Negro de Otatitlán, Niño del Cacahuatito, Señor de Chalma, Señor de la Misericordia (Tepatitlán), Señor del Rayo, Señor de las Tres Caídas (Teotilalpam), Virgen de los Dolores de Soriano, Virgen de Guadalupe, Virgen del Pueblito, Virgen de Juquila, Virgen de los Remedios, Virgen de San Juan de los Lagos, Virgen de Talpa, Virgen de Tonatico, and Virgen de Zapopan.

The Tree of Young Dreamers

By Frank Sousa
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1493176080
  • Total of Pages : 558
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 435
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Brought up in the Depression, Johnny DaSilva is leader of a fun and imaginative gang that lives out their dreams in the Big Tree in which each has a branch that serves as the Lone Ranger’s Silver, the race car of Morey Amsterdam, the rocket ship of Buck Rogers, the crow’s nest for Black Bart the Pirate. When World War II broke out, they tried every ruse their young imaginations could think of to get into the marines, army, and navy but had to settle for the Boy Scouts. But the faux pas war to end all wars came too soon for the Big Tree Gang. Johnny is best described by an aunt as having the millstone around the neck of having a strict English Episcopalian conscience and bucking bronco Portuguese sexual proclivities. Two girls are in love with him, one wealthy and popular, the other sexually abused and who considered herself a worthless toy, until she met Johnny. Whatever they knew about the facts of life, male and female, were learned pretty much by trial and error.

The Nature and Demands of the Sovereign Rule of God in the Gospel of Matthew

By Margaret Hannan
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0567000966
  • Total of Pages : 278
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 187
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This work argues that the author of the Gospel of Matthew structures his work as a Bios or biography of Jesus, so as to encapsulate, in narrative form, the essence of his theological understanding of God's Basileia (sovereign rule), as proclaimed and taught in the teaching and healing mission of Jesus. Evidence for this is found in Matthew's careful use of structural markers to divide his story of Jesus into significant thematic sub-sections in which he uses a series of Basileia logia at incisive points to highlight aspects of Jesus' teaching and healing mission. In this way, Matthew is able to portray Jesus, as God's promised Messiah, who instructs his disciples through discourse and narrative, hence in word and example, in the nature and demands of God's sovereign rule. By structuring his Gospel as a story, Matthew depicts Jesus giving instructions to his disciples and also instructs the readers of the text. Hence, Matthew's Gospel becomes a manual of instruction on the nature and demands of God's sovereignty. Its purpose is to ensure that not only the members of the Matthean community, but all future disciples of Jesus are competently trained to carry out Jesus' commission: "Go therefore and disciple all the nations ..." (28:19-20). In this way, the goods news of God's saving presence is proclaimed to all the nations until God's eschatological reign is finally established. LNTS 308

The Twelve Chosen Disciples

By Ian Fleck
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  • Publisher : Ambassador International
  • Book Code : 1620201941
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 352
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Many Christians are unable to give the names, or many details, of Jesus’ twelve disciples and yet we can learn many lessons from their lives. Each of them had his own personality but Jesus was able to change and use them in the service of the Kingdom of God. They had faults like we do. They were a mixed bunch of people, each with their own gifts and struggles. God calls all sorts of people, and we cannot forget that Jesus was selecting men for a leadership role in the early church. We can use the example of the apostles to inspire and teach us. This is a tremendously useful book that will have a place on many a minister’s bookshelf. From Andrew through to Judas, Ian Fleck’s survey is detailed but accessible and never dry. This is a timely book, coming at a time when many in the church are speaking of the need for discipleship, yet, all too often, little or nothing is ever said of the first disciples. This book opens up their lives to us. Rev. Dr. Paul Bailie Chief Executive, Mission Africa (Working in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Chad and Kenya) Inspired by material concerning the Twelve disciples which he has assembled from the Four Gospels, and in interaction with other Scripture texts and some ancient traditions, Ian Fleck in this series of meditations has succeeded in deriving, from the lives of Jesus’ choses followers, challenging, inspirational and practical lessons for readers to apply in discipleship of Christ today. Rev Dr. Gordon Campbell Professor of New Testament, Union Theological College, Belfast

Love and Death in the Great War

By Andrew J. Huebner
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 019085393X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Members : 233
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Americans today harbor no strong or consistent collective memory of the First World War. Ask why the country fought or what they accomplished, and "democracy" is the most likely if vague response. The circulation of confusing or lofty rationales for intervention began as soon as President Woodrow Wilson secured a war declaration in April 1917. Yet amid those shifting justifications, Love and Death in the Great War argues, was a more durable and resonant one: Americans would fight for home and family. Officials in the military and government, grasping this crucial reality, invested the war with personal meaning, as did popular culture. "Make your mother proud of you/And the Old Red White and Blue" went George Cohan's famous tune "Over There." Federal officials and their allies in public culture, in short, told the war story as a love story. Intervention came at a moment when arbiters of traditional home and family were regarded as under pressure from all sides: industrial work, women's employment, immigration, urban vice, woman suffrage, and the imagined threat of black sexual aggression. Alleged German crimes in France and Belgium seemed to further imperil women and children. War promised to restore convention, stabilize gender roles, and sharpen male character. Love and Death in the Great War tracks such ideas of redemptive war across public and private spaces, policy and implementation, home and front, popular culture and personal correspondence. In beautifully rendered prose, Andrew J. Huebner merges untold stories of ordinary men and women with a history of wartime culture. Studying the radiating impact of war alongside the management of public opinion, he recovers the conflict's emotional dimensions--its everyday rhythms, heartbreaking losses, soaring possibilities, and broken promises.

Danish Natl Child-care/h

By Richard Wagner
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429725965
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 323
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Unlock Luck and Wealth with the Keys of Dharma

By S. PRAKASH
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  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 1685383327
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 134
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This book is about decoding Horoscope through a philosophical background with a unique amalgamation through mythological stories, which gives us a clue as to how to atone for your sins. In this book, the author has covered all the Dhan Yogas, Veeprit Raj Yogas and Neechbhang Raj Yogas with the timing of wealth. We have the lock in the form of Luck, which represents the Ninth house of Lakshmi in the Horoscope, but sometimes we cannot find the right key to unlock the house of Luck. Because of evil deeds or sinful acts done in the past life, the native has Shrapit Dosh or curse which manifest in the present, so a lock of Past can be unlocked by finding a right Key in Present as our Past has the clue of our Present in a Horoscope. The intent of writing this book is not to claim to change someone's future but to help nurture and transform a native's future by doing karmic deeds so that natives can sail through easily in his/her life. This book is not about predictive astrology; it is about sharing the philosophy of life that one has to adapt to lead a sin-free life

Lives and Legacies

By Cheryl Rhodes
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  • Publisher : Fulton Books, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1646541529
  • Total of Pages : 148
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 455
  • Pdf File: lives-and-legacies.pdf

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This list of matriarchs differs from the usual four. Sarah is undisputedly the matriarch of the nation of Israel even though she bore only one son, the son of promise. Her tenure is followed by Rebekah, who had two sons; only one received the promise. Leah, the third matriarch, bore six sons and Jacob’s only daughter. But she was the first wife and was, no doubt, influential in raising Rachel’s two boys, as well as the boys of the servant wives. Asenath is included in this numbering. Given that her husband received the double blessing, her two sons are tribes: Ephraim and Manasseh. Each of the mothers had very different personalities and backgrounds. Each had influence in her time and has wisdom to share with believers of our day.

My Mother and Shakespeare

By Pauli Rose Libsohn
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  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : 1643507079
  • Total of Pages : 98
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 121
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I have now completed the final phase of the journey which I began five years ago to fulfill a promise that I made to my mother – that being, to put into book form the several volumes of her literary writings. Subsequently, that promise has resulted in the creation of this exceptional edition, uniting it with her three previous literary achievements – “Immortal Kisses – Confessions Of a Poet,” “Songs Of You – A Postscript,” “Silhouettes – Literary Passageways,” and “What Is Love,” written by myself, a biography of my parents, detailing their profound romance and their lives together – the essence of my mother’s writings. My promise has now been fulfilled beyond anything that I might have ever imagined, producing an outcome I never dared to envision – achieving recognition that I sought for so long, for my wonderful mother. At last, dreams have come true! Pauli Rose Libsohn