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When Stars Are Scattered

By Victoria Jamieson,Omar Mohamed
  • ISBN Code: : 0525553924
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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A National Book Award Finalist, this remarkable graphic novel is about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a former Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl. Omar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya. Life is hard there: never enough food, achingly dull, and without access to the medical care Omar knows his nonverbal brother needs. So when Omar has the opportunity to go to school, he knows it might be a chance to change their future . . . but it would also mean leaving his brother, the only family member he has left, every day. Heartbreak, hope, and gentle humor exist together in this graphic novel about a childhood spent waiting, and a young man who is able to create a sense of family and home in the most difficult of settings. It's an intimate, important, unforgettable look at the day-to-day life of a refugee, as told to New York Times Bestselling author/artist Victoria Jamieson by Omar Mohamed, the Somali man who lived the story.

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  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 794
  • Pdf File: the-pietist-impulse-in-christianity.pdf

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Pietism is a reform movement originating among German Lutherans in the 17th century. It focused on personal faith, reacting against Lutheran Church's emphasis on doctrine and theology over Christian living. The movement quickly expanded, exerting anenormous influence on various forms of Christianity, and became concerned with social and educational matters. Indeed, Piestists showed a strong interest in issues of social and ecclesial reform, the nature of history and historical inquiry, the shape and purpose of theology and theological education, the missional task of the church, and social justice and political engagement. Though, the movement remained largely misunderstood, especially in Anglo-American contexts: negative stereotypes depicted Pietism as a quietist and sectarian form of religion, merely concerned with the 'pious soul and its God'. The main proposal of the editors of this volume is to correct this misunderstanding: assembling a deep collection of essays written by scholars from a variety of fields, this work demonstrates that Piestism was a movement characterized by great depth and originality. Besides, they show the vitality and impulse of Pietism today and emphasize the ongoing relevance of the movement for contemporary problems and questions.

The Scattered Life of Ferren Burke

By Steven Camden
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1529067774
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 672
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A very funny, warm, engaging verse novel full of heart and emotion following Ferran through secondary school. It is peppered with images and notes adding texture and life to the narrative - a black out poem he did in the back of his biology textbook in year 9, his terrible attempt at drawing his own hand for art GCSE, Nan's recipe for curried goat/the perfect marriage.

The Hopkins Manuscript

By R. C. Sherriff
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0241349087
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 315
  • Pdf File: the-hopkins-manuscript.pdf

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The funny and moving story of the apocalypse - as seen from one small village in England Retired teacher Edgar Hopkins lives for the thrill of winning poultry prizes. But his narrow world is shattered when he learns that the moon is about to come crashing into the earth, with apocalyptic consequences. The manuscript he leaves behind will be a testament - to his growing humanity and to how one English village tried to survive the end of the world... Written in 1939 as the world was teetering on the brink of global war, R. C. Sherriff's tragicomic novel is a masterly work of science fiction, and a powerful warning from the past. 'Spectacular, skilled and moving. It is supremely and alarmingly relevant' Fay Weldon 'Intensely readable and touching' Sunday Telegraph

Quest - Men: Facilitator Book

By Campus Crusade for Christ - Cru
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  • Publisher : The Significance Project
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 764
  • Pdf File: quest-men.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Life-coaching Evangelistic Discovery course for Men Discover Your Life Direction Define Your Life Purpose Consider Christ ‘Go from where you are to where you want to be’ 146 pages, full-color Facilitator's Guide ● Evangelistic small group study for men using life-coaching principles and tools: One of only a few small group evangelistic courses for men. ● EASY to FACILITATE: The Facilitator Guide includes the Participant Book with notes for the facilitator on the top of each page. This system enables anyone to easily facilitate a group. ● The course provides the opportunity to encounter the gospel in an encouraging and non-threatening way. ● Effective for students, men in the workforce, executives and professionals. No matter their time of life these principles will help men live more effectively. ● Through the group coaching environment and the life principles and tools, men discover many traits that contribute to who they are. These unique traits and their life purpose help them set a consistent and powerful life direction. ● The sessions are very interactive and build community. This provides a safe environment for non-Christian men to consider God as their “life purpose".. ● Since this is a Christian website and most of the men in your group will be non- Christians, it is recommended that you purchase the Participant Books for your group and have the men reimburse you.

Quest - Men: Participant Book

By Campus Crusade for Christ - Cru
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  • Publisher : The Significance Project
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 153
  • Pdf File: quest-men.pdf

Book Short Summary:

QUEST, a Life-coaching Evangelistic Discovery course for Men discover Your Life's Direction define Your Life's Purpose consider Christ These are the three issues Quest explores in more depth. Go from where you are to where you want to be with this book. It is an evangelistic small group study for men using life-coaching principles and tools. Encounter the gospel in an encouraging and non-threatening way. This resource is effective for students, men in the workforce, executives and professionals-no matter their season of life, these principles will help men live more effectively. Through the group coaching environment and the life principles and tools, men discover many traits that contribute to who they are. These unique traits and their life purpose help them set a consistent and powerful direction for their lives. The sessions are very interactive, build community, and provide a safe environment for non-Christian men to consider God as the ultimate purpose of their lives.

The Forex Mindset: The Skills and Winning Attitude You Need for More Profitable Forex Trading

By Jared Martinez
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  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Book Code : 0071767363
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 820
  • Pdf File: the-forex-mindset.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Jared Martinez traded the forex market for a decade through the 1980s and ’90s before he discovered that successful trading requires 10 percent skill and 90 percent emotional intelligence. He founded the Market Traders Institute on that underlying principle, and now MTI is the most established leader in forex education worldwide. Jared is known as “FXCHIEF” in the industry, and now, in The Forex Mindset, he shares his secrets with you. Leadership experts and corporate executives are just waking up to what the FXCHIEF has known for more than 15 years—emotional intelligence matters. With The Forex Mindset, you get up close and personal with greed and fear, the two leading forces in the market. Everyone gets in for greed, but without a healthy understanding of fear, you may be in for one of the worst journeys of your life. This performance-oriented guidebook features a potent synthesis of psychology and strategy that will exponentially increase your ability to acquire wealth as a trader. Even veteran traders with bulletproof trading strategies are doomed to fail if they don’t know themselves. The Forex Mindset prepares you to be a successful trader by helping you identify your unique psychological strengths and weaknesses and how you naturally behave in times of financial crisis. With a newfound understanding of yourself, you can use this book to map out your own path to wealth by: Delving into human nature and market behavior Learning how to improve your emotional intelligence Doing what top traders do to control their emotions in trades and in times of crisis Implementing authoritative strategies for effective thinking in a state of fear If you want to make a living from trading forex, apply the lessons in The Forex Mindset and you’re already 90 percent there!

Community

By Suzanne Keller
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 0691186669
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 203
  • Pdf File: community.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book tells the story of how a human community comes to be and how aspirations for the good life confront the dilemmas and detours of real life. Suzanne Keller combines penetrating analysis of classic ideas about community with a remarkable and unprecedented thirty-year case study of one of the first "planned unit developments" in America and the first in New Jersey. Twin Rivers, this pioneering venture, featured townhouses and shared spaces for children's play and adult work and play in a society that stresses individual over collective goals and private over public concerns. Hence the timeless questions asked over millennia: How does an aggregate of strangers create an identity of place, shared goals, viable institutions, and a spirit of mutuality and reciprocity? What obstacles stand in the way and how are these overcome? And how does design generate (or deter) community spirit? Inspired by the legacy of Plato, Rousseau, de Tocqueville, and Tönnies, Keller traces the difficult birth and the rich unfolding of Twin Rivers from a former potato field into a vibrant contemporary community. Most community studies remain at a highly descriptive level. This book has both broader and deeper aims, endeavoring to develop principles of the common life as we enter the age of cyberspace. Keller reveals the community of Twin Rivers through a multidimensional social microscope, having monitored the community from the day it opened by participant observation, attitude surveys, the study of collective records, and nearly 1,000 in-depth interviews with homeowners. She offers fascinating insight into how residents maintain privacy, relate to neighbors, cope with social conflict, and develop ideas about the common good. She shows that Twin Rivers residents remain hopeful about the possibility of community despite variable success in achieving their desires. Indeed, she argues that the hard-won experience, more than the utopian ideal, is the true measure of community. Keller concludes that, despite the homogenizing effects of mass communication and globalization, local communities will continue to proliferate in the foreseeable future--due to changing lifestyles and the continuing quest for roots. This important and engaging book will be appreciated by social scientists, architects, physical planners, developers and lenders, and community leaders as well as by the general reader interested in creating a bridge between individualism and community.

Sing Us a Song of Joy

By Philip W. Eaton
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532614500
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 177
  • Pdf File: sing-us-a-song-of-joy.pdf

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Out on the barren margins of Babylonian exile, the great Psalmist suggests their captors are actually asking for a song of joy. Imagine that. Is it possible to sing the Lord's song in a foreign land? Christians today find themselves caught up in the massive sweep of secularizing culture. Do we have a joyful song to sing anymore? Do we know what our song has been throughout history? Could we possibly sing as a mighty choir, just perhaps igniting spiritual renewal for our world--and for each one of us as well? This book proposes the possibility of finding a new song for our time.

God's Wounds: Hermeneutic of the Christian Symbol of Divine Suffering, Volume Two

By Jeff B. Pool
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1556354657
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 858
  • Pdf File: god-s-wounds.pdf

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This book constitutes the second volume of a three-volume study of Christian testimonies to divine suffering: God's Wounds: Hermeneutic of the Christian Symbol of Divine Suffering, vol. 2, Evil and Divine Suffering. The larger study focuses its inquiry into the testimonies to divine suffering themselves, seeking to allow the voices that attest to divine suffering to speak freely, then to discover and elucidate the internal logic or rationality of this family of testimonies, rather than defending these attestations against the dominant claims of classical Christian theism that have historically sought to eliminate such language altogether from Christian discourse about the nature and life of God. This second volume of studies proceeds on the basis of the presuppositions of this symbol, those implicit attestations that provide the conditions of possibility for divine suffering-that which constitutes divine vulnerability with respect to creation-as identified and examined in the first volume of this project: an understanding of God through the primary metaphor of love (God is love); and an understanding of the human as created in the image of God, with a life (though finite) analogous to the divine life-the imago Dei as love. The second volume then investigates the first two divine wounds or modes of divine suffering to which the larger family of testimonies to divine suffering normally attest: (1) divine grief, suffering because of betrayal by the beloved human or human sin; and (2) divine self-sacrifice, suffering for the beloved human in its bondage to sin or misery, to establish the possibility of redemption and reconciliation. Each divine wound, thus, constitutes a response to a creaturely occasion. The suffering in each divine wound also occurs in two stages: a passive stage and an active stage. In divine grief, God suffers because of human sin, betrayal of the divine lover by the beloved human: divine sorrow as the passive stage of divine grief; and divine anguish as the active stage of divine grief. In divine self-sacrifice, God suffers in response to the misery or bondage of the beloved human's infidelity: divine travail (focused on the divine incarnation in Jesus of Nazareth) as the active stage of divine self-sacrifice; and divine agony (focused on divine suffering in the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth) as the passive stage of divine self-sacrifice.

God's Wounds Vol 2

By Jeff B Pool
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  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Book Code : 0227903153
  • Total of Pages : 542
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 602
  • Pdf File: god-s-wounds-vol-2.pdf

Book Short Summary:

God's Wounds: Hermeneutic of the Christian Symbol of Divine Suffering, Volume II: Evil and Divine Suffering is the second of a three-volume study of Christian testimonies to divine suffering. The larger study focuses its inquiry on the testimonies to divine suffering themselves, seeking to allow the voices that attest to divine suffering to speak freely. The goal is then to discover and elucidate the internal logic or rationality of this family of testimonies, rather than defending these attestations against the dominant claims of classical Christian theism that have historically sought to eliminate such language altogether from Christian discourse about the nature and life of God. This second volume proceeds on the basis of the presuppositions of the symbol, those implicit attestations that permit the possibility of divine suffering - that which constitutes divine vulnerability with respect to creation. The author investigates two divine wounds or modes of divine suffering to which the larger family of testimonies normally attest: (1) divine grief, or suffering due to human sin or betrayal by the beloved human; and (2) divine self-sacrifice, or suffering for the beloved human in its bondage to sin or misery, so as to establish the possibility of redemption and reconciliation.

Macau

By Jonathan Porter
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429967675
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 841
  • Pdf File: macau.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"For many people who have encountered it, Macau makes a deep impression on the imagination, as if the city were not entirely real or, rather, not of the real world. Macau often seems dreamlike, as though it were sustained by the effort of some powerful imagination." In this evocative essay on the cultural and social history of a unique and fragile city, Jonathan Porter examines Macau as an enduring but ever-changing threshold between East and West. Founded by the Portuguese in 1557, Macau emerged as a vibrant commercial and cultural hub in the early seventeenth century. The city then gradually evolved, flourishing first as a Eurasian community in the eighteenth century and then as an increasingly Chinese city in the nineteenth century. Macau became a modern manufacturing center in the late twentieth century and is now destined for reversion to the People’s Republic of China in 1999. The city was the meeting ground for many cultures, but central to this fascinating story is the encounter between an expansive, seaborne Portuguese empire and the introspective, closed world of imperial China. Unlike the other great colonial port cities of Asia, Macau did not provide natural access to the hinterland, and this geographical and historical isolation has fostered a unique balance of cultural influences that survives to this day. Poised on the periphery of two worlds, an isolated but global crossroads, Macau is a unique cultural and social melange that illuminates crucial issues of cross-cultural exchange in world history. Establishing Portugal and China as distinct cultural archetypes, Porter then examines the subsequent encounters of East and West in Macau from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. Avoiding the traditional linear chronological approach, Porter instead looks at a series of images from the city’s history and culture, including its place in the geographical context of the South China coast; the architecture of Macau, which reflects the memories of its historical passages; the variety of people who crossed the threshold of Macau; the material culture of everyday life; and the spiritual topography resulting from the encounters of popular religious movements in Macau. Jonathan Porter concludes his literary journey by reflecting on the character and meaning of the many cultural and social influences that have met and mingled in Macau. His words and photographs eloquently capture the essence of a place that seems too ephemeral to be real, too captivating to be anything but an imaginary city.