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An Ordinary Person, An Extraordinary Gift

By Deanna Danielle
  • ISBN Code: : 9781449705398
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Pages : 188
  • Category : Religion
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There once was a time I did not enjoy the things I most enjoy today; writing was one of them. This is one of my first writings at the age of 30. I wondered if there would be more. Little did I know, it was just the beginning. My aunt had given me a woman’s devotional Bible to read. In the commentary, it said, “Take notice today of ten things God has created.” As I left my home to go to work, all I saw was buildings, houses, and the highway – much more concrete than nature. And then I prayed about it, “Lord, it’s so hard to find you in all this cement.” That’s when I looked up and saw the most beautiful sky, and started to notice God in this place. —Deanna Danielle “An Ordinary Person, An Extraordinary Gift” is a well-reflected, practical piece of work. Deanna extensively shared her own personal faith experience that is enshrined with failure, rejection, success, and trials. However, in them, through the common obedience to the teachings of Jesus Christ, that is always love based. She was able to see the extraordinary in the ordinary. The coming together of people from different Diaspora that made up the collage of the Apostles demonstrates how a profound understanding came to be possible in that community when the apostles accepted the ordinariness of their lives through the extraordinary teachings of Jesus Christ. Deanna was positively poised in her work to help her readers on a practical level see how Jesus Christ, our primary teacher, is always transforming us into what he wants us to be and represent. Always ready to transform the ‘ordinariness’ of our lives into the ‘extraordinary’ vision of strength, courage, and hope. —Fr Paul Nwambu MAPCC, BCC. “An Ordinary Person, An Extraordinary Gift” is a lullaby for the soul, composed not in the colloquial sense, but in the cadence of loving experience, shared with the hope of reawakening the message of God’s love to our collective, overwrought heart. The text is succor for an audience searching for the simple, and welcoming, reminder of the very real existence of divine love. —Elaine Caughlan Copy/Line Editor What a beautiful person—inside and out! What a BIG heart she has! Such a pleasure being her friend and relative. God has truly been such an integral part of her life. You have to read this book to see for yourself. —Maria Staropoli Women’s Leadership

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  • Pdf File: only-wanna-be-with-you.pdf

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Experience the exclusive, behind-the-scenes story of one of the biggest bands of the nineties In 1985, Mark Bryan heard Darius Rucker singing in a dorm shower at the University of South Carolina and asked him to form a band. For the next eight years, Hootie & the Blowfish—completed by bassist Dean Felber and drummer Soni Sonefeld—played every frat house, roadhouse, and rock club in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast, becoming one of the biggest independent acts in the region. In Only Wanna Be with You, Tim Sommer, the ultimate insider who signed Hootie to Atlantic Records, pulls back the curtain on a band that defied record-industry odds to break into the mainstream by playing hacky sack music in the age of grunge. He chronicles the band's indie days; the chart-topping success—and near-cancelation—of their major-label debut, cracked rear view; the year of Hootie (1995) when the album reached no. 1, the "Only Wanna Be with You" music video collaboration with ESPN's SportsCenter became a sensation, and the band inspired a plotline on the TV show Friends; the lean years from the late 1990s through the early 2000s; Darius Rucker's history-making rise in country music; and one of the most remarkable comeback stories of the century. Featuring extensive new interviews with the band members, some of their most famous fans, and stories from the recording studio, tour bus, and golf course, this book is essential reading for Hootie lovers and music buffs.

A History of the French Novel: From the Beginning to the Close of the 19th Century (Complete)

By George Saintsbury
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465549943
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Read and download full book A History of the French Novel: From the Beginning to the Close of the 19th Century (Complete)

Man in Adaptation

By Yehudi A. Cohen
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  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Book Code : 9780202367217
  • Total of Pages : 602
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 487
  • Pdf File: man-in-adaptation.pdf

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Includes chapters on hunting and gathering, horticulture, pastoralism, agriculture, and transitions to modernity in societies and cultures around the world.

Dream Analysis 1

By C.G. Jung
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134722052
  • Total of Pages : 342
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 411
  • Pdf File: dream-analysis-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Provides clarification of Jung's method of dream analysis. Based upon a previously unpublished series of dreams of one of Jung's patients.

Bloomsbury Influences

By E.H. Wright
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443862290
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 304
  • Pdf File: bloomsbury-influences.pdf

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“No poet, no artist of any art, has his complete meaning alone. His significance, his appreciation is the appreciation of his relation to the dead poets and artists.” —T. S. Eliot, “Tradition and the Individual Talent”, 1921 Bloomsbury Influences is an interdisciplinary essay collection developed from papers given at Bath Spa University’s Bloomsbury Adaptations Conference. The volume explores the ways that 20th and 21st century art, drama, fiction and philosophy have been influenced and inspired by the work of the Bloomsbury Group and their London milieu. By comparing and contrasting the artistic, philosophical and literary works of the Bloomsbury Group with later artists, writers and thinkers, such as the Singh Twins, Harold Bloom, C. K. Stead, Jeanette Winterson and Ali Smith, amongst many others, each essay examines how, in T. S. Eliot’s words, the past has been “altered by the present as much as the present is directed by the past”.

Feasting on the Word: Year A, Volume 1

By David L. Bartlett,Barbara Brown Taylor
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  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Book Code : 161164111X
  • Total of Pages : 472
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 338
  • Pdf File: feasting-on-the-word.pdf

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With the twelve-volume series Feasting on the Word, Westminster John Knox Press offers one of the most extensive and well-respected resources for preaching on the market today. When complete, the twelve volumes will cover all of the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with moveable occasions. The page layout is truly unique. For each lectionary text, preachers will find brief essaysÂâ€"one each on the exegetical, theological, pastoral, and homiletical challenges of the text. Each volume will also contain an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers may make use of its contents. The printed volumes for Ordinary Time include the complementary stream during Year A, the complementary stream during the first half of Year B, the semicontinuous stream during the second half of Year B, and the semicontinuous stream during Year C. Beginning with the season after Pentecost in Year C, the alternate lections for Ordinary Time not in the print volumes will be available online at feastingontheword.net.

Scéalta

By Rebecca O'Connor
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  • Publisher : Saqi
  • Book Code : 1846591597
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 177
  • Pdf File: scéalta.pdf

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The short story is one of Ireland's national treasures, and within these pages are some of its finest practitioners — from such established names as Julia O'Faolain, Claire Keegan and Christine Dwyer Hickey, to the exciting new voices of Judy Kravis, Eithne McGuinness and Cherry Smyth. Here we have stories of dysfunctional marriages, abnormal goings on in rural outposts, urban alienation, and kitchen sink dramas where the woman is no longer tied to the kitchen sink but railing against past wrongs. Issues of domestic violence, child abuse, and abortion are laid startlingly bare. The voices are bold, unsentimental, often very funny, and always deeply affecting. Part of a series showcasing contemporary women writers from around the world.

Finding the Narrow Path

By Lin Wilder
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  • Publisher : Lin Wilder
  • Book Code : 1942545541
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 505
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Synopsis: Deciding to walk away from God did not come easily or quickly for Lin Wilder. Nor did the decision to return. As she explains: Exactly how much of my personal life should be included in this book has been a tough decision to make. This is, after all, the story of a conversion, not an autobiography. Many of my choices, judgments, and their consequences remain painful, even humiliating to revisit, writing them down, even more so. Initially, I questioned the relevance of describing elements of my career, education and relationships with men- in short, my pre-Catholic world in detail. Since I did not convert until midlife, there are a lot of territories to cover. But I realize that my use of the term 'lost years' makes no sense unless I place them squarely in the context of the person I was then. Without the details of my early life, unpleasant as they are to recall, much less write, this sense of drifting and of aimlessness are merely words which lack substance. They are unidimensional. In talks to church groups about life with and without my faith, I frequently used 'ground' while I stomped the floor I stood on, forcefully, as I worked to convey what is gained and lost with and without faith. Faith and all which accompanies religion like regular church attendance and a belief that there is something greater here, someone present, informs our decisions and choices, even our goals. Just so, its absence widens all boundaries. More and more is acceptable. This, at times, brutally honest story of the reasons for Wilder's walk away from God, then years later, return, cannot fail to provoke and challenge. Her decision to reveal intimate and painful details of the life lived during the years she refers to as 'lost' will cause even the most devoutly faithful reader to take a peek at the shadows of the self we hide from the world and from ourselves. Critique: An exceptionally candid account that is impressively well written, organized and presented, "Finding the Narrow Path: Patterns, Faith and Searching" is an inherently fascinating and consistently compelling account that is as informative and thoughtful as it is insightful and ultimately inspiring. While very highly recommended for Christian Studies reading lists, it should be noted that "Finding the Narrow Path" is also available in a Kindle format ($6.99). midwestbookreview.com/sbw/dec_16.htm#ChristianStudies

New Realities of the Twenty-first Century, Part 1

By Prophet Wildman
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  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Book Code : 1434928047
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 255
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New Realities of the Twenty-first Century, Part 1 by Prophet Wildman The psychic/parapsychic experience in the supernatural is one that is not readily understood or accepted by the masses. After enjoying the gift of psychic future predictive awareness for more than fifty years, Prophet Wildman had a deep understanding of the psychic and parapsychic experience. However, it wasn’t until 2008 when he began receiving Holy subject (Tribulation) awareness as a precognitive psychic medium that he really began to delve deeper into this relatively unknown subject and explore psychic and parapsychic experiences as they related to the supernatural and Christianity. Prophet Wildman wows his readers with first-hand experiences, both from the perspective of being Christian and of being a psychic medium, while also providing a comprehensive dissection and decoding of the Tribulation event as it relates to the prophecy. Wildman’s deeply personal experiences, along with factual statements and others’ first-hand experiences, provide the reader with a comprehensive read that will strengthen one’s faith in Christ and Christianity, while opening up rarely explored doors to the supernatural, psychic and parapsychic worlds. Explore the unknown with Prophet Wildman as he weaves his unwavering Christian beliefs with everything from extraterrestrials and ultraterrestrials to vampires, U.F.Os, and government cover-ups. An open mind and a strong religious conviction are all that’s needed to begin searching and discovering some of the biggest mysteries of our time.

Evangelism for Normal People

By John Bowen
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  • Publisher : Augsburg Fortress
  • Book Code : 9781451411133
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 337
  • Pdf File: evangelism-for-normal-people.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Noted author and teacher John Bowen takes a unique look at what it means to witness to one's faith. Evangelism is something that all Christians can do as a "normal" part of being a follower of Jesus. Witty, wise, and biblically grounded, the book challenges in a gentle way. Includes study questions for congregational use.

Uncommon Character

By Douglas Feavel
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  • Publisher : Aneko Press
  • Book Code : 1622456882
  • Total of Pages : 424
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 850
  • Pdf File: uncommon-character.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A captivating non-fiction anthology filled with heroic profiles, epic tales, and timeless parables. You'll meet valiant personalities who've challenged and changed the world in remarkable ways. Their unforgettable stories are religious and secular, historical and current, unknown and familiar, foreign and domestic. Prepare to encounter priests, farmers, pilots, immigrants, missionaries, engineers, martyrs, businessmen, lawyers, pioneers, presidents, soldiers, writers, and scientists – their dynamic legacies are destined to become part of us and our heritage. Collectively, their stories answer the pertinent questions of our time: What makes a genuine hero? How can a hero personify godly character? Why is personal character so vital for our families and country? These are unique tales told with zest; these are unforgettable tales to long treasure. Enjoy the exciting profiles and parables; then share them in family, church, workplace, ministry, and educational settings because that's where they began and that's why they were written. The 26 portraits will quickly find special places in heart and head, dwelling therein to influence life's crucial choices. It's unlike any other book due to the dual advocacy on behalf of the redeeming value of stories and the critical need for reinvigorating personal and national character. Every chapter advocates making a positive impact on others and mastering the days we are given. Readers depart with an abiding conviction of the significant difference one committed life can make. No matter our past or where we find ourselves today, we will be inspired to finish well.