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Huckstepp

By John Dale
  • ISBN Code: : 1922057746
  • Publisher : Xoum Publishing
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : True Crime
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Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Non-Fiction A true crime classic, Huckstepp investigates the murder of the charismatic young woman who has fascinated Australians since she first appeared on national television to accuse NSW detectives of shooting her boyfriend in cold blood. Throughout her short life, Sallie-Anne Huckstepp lived a dangerous existence. This is a true story, brilliantly told, of someone who was gutsy and determined – and who paid the ultimate price for speaking out against corruption and murder. In 2014, Xoum is proud to rerelease a new edition of this seminal work. Praise for Huckstepp by John Dale ‘A marvellous book, brilliantly written and researched.’ Louis Nowra ‘A significant, original work that challenges as much as it reveals.’ The Australian ‘Dale nails the treachery, corruption and decadence of a part of Sydney society that traces its origins to the Rum Corps.’ Andrew Rule ‘A brilliantly constructed record of one of Kings Cross’ most infamous characters. A great city story.’ The Australian ‘A fine and disciplined piece of writing.’ HQ ‘As gripping as a thriller.’ The Northern Star

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  • Members : 726
  • Pdf File: communities-in-action.pdf

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In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.

Dangerous Church

By John Bishop
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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310302315
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 586
  • Pdf File: dangerous-church.pdf

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Dangerous churches should be norm. Church leaders and church people alike shrink back from danger because we want safety. Jesus said that he's overcome the world and its troubles. Dangerous churches put everything on the line for the one thing that matters most: reaching lost people.It's dangerous not to be a dangerous church. The book is less about methods or even the message of God, but about a church that risks everything it has to reach lost people. Living Hope was birthed 8 years ago and has grown from five families to 5000 attendees, grown from one to 19 services on many campuses, and baptized 5,000 people along the way. A dangerous church sees what "only God" can do when it acts upon what the church is supposed to be. It risks everything to reach people.God wants us to live on the edge of our margin when it comes to mission and methods. So much of Living Hope's journey has been going back to the Book of Acts and trying to live authentically with the givens of who they were, where they were and what they had to work with. They learned to abandon agendas and short-sighted human plans, especially ones that copy what other churches are doing. That's when they found God's blessing. "We went from being a good church to being God-honoring church," he reports.Drawing insight from the book of Acts, this book unfolds the very personal journey of a pastor, and then his entire church, when they finally began to live a dangerous faith. The transition had a dramatic impact on the pastor's life and marriage, as well as on the congregation and its outreach. It opened a new sense of mission and incredible spiritual fruitfulness. The pastor is not only a radically different person today, but the entire church has become an atmosphere that values taking dangerous steps of faith. It will lead Christ's followers to become risk-takers who change the world through a revolution that begins with a dangerous grace. The book is story-rich with examples of the grace-filled culture from Living Hope Church through the experiences of its pastor, John Bishop. It will avoid a smug attitude that implies "we've arrived," "we're the first to live out grace" or "we're the best at giving grace." Instead, the book will convey a humble attitude of "we've got a lot to learn," including examples of mistakes the church has made along the way. The rapid transition of Living Hope will not be projected as a speed for other churches to follow (lest the book invite a crash-and-burn outcome at other churches). Thus the book will find its primary story in and from Living Hope.In 2007 Outreach Magazine ranked Living Hope as the seventh fastest growing schurh in the US. They have also been listed among the 50 most influential churches in America.

Chasing the Scream

By Johann Hari
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1620408929
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 633
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The New York Times Bestseller What if everything you think you know about addiction is wrong? Johann Hari's journey into the heart of the war on drugs led him to ask this question--and to write the book that gave rise to his viral TED talk, viewed more than 62 million times, and inspired the feature film The United States vs. Billie Holiday and the documentary series The Fix. One of Johann Hari's earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of his relatives and not being able to. As he grew older, he realized he had addiction in his family. Confused, not knowing what to do, he set out and traveled over 30,000 miles over three years to discover what really causes addiction--and what really solves it. He uncovered a range of remarkable human stories--of how the war on drugs began with Billie Holiday, the great jazz singer, being stalked and killed by a racist policeman; of the scientist who discovered the surprising key to addiction; and of the countries that ended their own war on drugs--with extraordinary results. Chasing the Scream is the story of a life-changing journey that transformed the addiction debate internationally--and showed the world that the opposite of addiction is connection.

Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors

By Jerry Roberts
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 0810863782
  • Total of Pages : 862
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 588
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-television-film-directors.pdf

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From live productions of the 1950s like Requiem for a Heavyweight to big budget mini-series like Band of Brothers, long-form television programs have been helmed by some of the most creative and accomplished names in directing. Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors brings attention to the directors of these productions, citing every director of stand alone long-form television programs: made for TV movies, movie-length pilots, mini-series, and feature-length anthology programs, as well as drama, comedy, and musical specials of more than 60 minutes. Each of the nearly 2,000 entries provides a brief career sketch of the director, his or her notable works, awards, and a filmography. Many entries also provide brief discussions of key shows, movies, and other productions. Appendixes include Emmy Awards, DGA Awards, and other accolades, as well as a list of anthology programs. A much-needed reference that celebrates these often-neglected artists, Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the history of the medium.

Great Lives: David

By Charles R. Swindoll
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1418568783
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 697
  • Pdf File: great-lives.pdf

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David, unlike any Bible character before him, had the charisma to inspire a great nation. Yet in other ways he was a most ordinary man-often gripped by destructive passion, rocked by personal tragedy, and motivated by political gain. Yet, he is the one character the Bible describes as a "man after God's own heart." In this first volume of the "Great Lives" series Charles Swindoll shows how David proved his love for God many times over in an extraordinary life that left an enduring legacy of faith.

And Justice For All

By Girad Clacy
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1440122539
  • Total of Pages : 140
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 862
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Captain Powers has one of his own crewmembers locked up in the ship’s maximum-security brig. Shortly after contacting STARCORE for a replacement Legal Officer, STARCORE asks John to go along with an experiment. John agrees and tells only a few select officers of the new Legal Officer’s peculiarity. They find out that while CW01 Mike Weatherspoon was stationed aboard the USS SCORPION, as the ship’s Combat Officer, the ship was destroyed. Only four persons survived the disaster. Mike had pieces of the ship’s computer blasted into various parts of his body. Although he survived, with the help of modern medical science, many have ostracized him. During his recovery time, he had to be retrained to do a job other than combat. He was trained to be a Legal Officer. Now that his significant other, who never left Mike’s side even during the darkest hours of Mike’s recovery time, is stationed aboard the USS PERFORMANCE and since the ship needs a Legal Officer, this makes for a dream come true for Mike. Find out how long it will take until someone figures out that Mike isn’t quite human, nor is he completely machine, but a melding of the two; a cyborg.

Living in a Low-Carbon Society in 2050

By H. Herring
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137264896
  • Total of Pages : 231
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 852
  • Pdf File: living-in-a-low-carbon-society-in-2050.pdf

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Combining theory, case studies and speculative fiction, a range of contributors, from leading UK academics to pioneering renewable activists, create a compelling picture of the potential perks and pitfalls of a low carbon future.

Violence and Trauma in the Lives of Children [2 volumes]

By Joy D. Osofsky,Betsy McAlister Groves
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440852596
  • Total of Pages : 612
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 230
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Explains the neurological, emotional, and behavioral impacts of violence and trauma experienced by newborns, infants, children, and teenagers. • Explains the effects of a range of types of violence and trauma, including child abuse, sexual abuse, family violence, teen dating violence, loss of parent or caregiver, exposure to natural disaster, and more • Addresses the impacts of violence and trauma during infancy and early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence • Details mental health interventions to encourage resilience and posttraumatic growth • Describes how public systems from schools to pediatric and obstetrical clinics to juvenile justice systems identify and work with children affected by violence and trauma

Five Little Indians

By Michelle Good
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1443459194
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 632
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WINNER: Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction WINNER: Amazon First Novel Awards WINNER: Kobo Emerging Author Prize Finalist: Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalist: Atwood Gibson Writers Trust Prize Finalist: BC & Yukon Book Prize Shortlist: Indigenous Voices Awards Finalist: Kobo Emerging Author Prize National Bestseller; A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of the Year; A CBC Best Book of the Year; An Apple Best Book of the Year; A Kobo Best Book of the Year; An Indigo Best Book of the Year Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention. Alone and without any skills, support or families, the teens find their way to the seedy and foreign world of Downtown Eastside Vancouver, where they cling together, striving to find a place of safety and belonging in a world that doesn’t want them. The paths of the five friends cross and crisscross over the decades as they struggle to overcome, or at least forget, the trauma they endured during their years at the Mission. Fuelled by rage and furious with God, Clara finds her way into the dangerous, highly charged world of the American Indian Movement. Maisie internalizes her pain and continually places herself in dangerous situations. Famous for his daring escapes from the school, Kenny can’t stop running and moves restlessly from job to job—through fishing grounds, orchards and logging camps—trying to outrun his memories and his addiction. Lucy finds peace in motherhood and nurtures a secret compulsive disorder as she waits for Kenny to return to the life they once hoped to share together. After almost beating one of his tormentors to death, Howie serves time in prison, then tries once again to re-enter society and begin life anew. With compassion and insight, Five Little Indians chronicles the desperate quest of these residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward.

A Dangerous Faith

By James Lund,Peb Jackson
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  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Book Code : 0307499073
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 797
  • Pdf File: a-dangerous-faith.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Where did we get this idea that God wants us to be complacent? What if we were called to forfeit our comfortable lifestyles? Meet the called: mountain climbers, deep-sea divers, fighter pilots, and jungle missionaries who follow God into the adventure of a lifetime. Dangerous Faith tells their dramatic true stories, revealing incredible truths only risk can inspire. Each of these trailblazers rejects security to reach for a perilous place few Christ-followers dare. Their stories will thrill and amaze you. What they discover just might revolutionize your life–because He’s calling you, too, into a life of risk. Adventure. Passion. Freedom. Truth. Are you prepared for a Dangerous Faith?

A Passion for Life

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  • Publisher : N.a
  • Book Code : 9814468800
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