"The book, built on interviews with many participants, is well-reported and consistently heartbreaking.... a useful work of advocacy, calling attention to a terrible traffic in human misery."" -- Kirkus Reviews "Roadmap to Hell is a crusading piece of journalism that exposes the human face of Italy's growing sex-slavery industry. This is a heart-wrenching volume that nevertheless manages to be clear-eyed about the nature of drug addiction, superstition, and illicit practices." -- Foreword Reviews From sex slaves to drug mules, The Daily Beast's Rome Bureau Chief uncovers a terrifying and intricate web of criminal activity right on Europe's doorstep. Caught between Camorra gunrunners selling to ISIS and Nigerian drug gangs along Italy's picturesque coast, each year thousands of refugees and migrants are lured into their underworld, forced to become sex slaves, drug mules or weapon smugglers. In this powerful exposé, investigative journalist Barbie Latza Nadeau follows the weapons trail, meets the trafficked women trapped by black magic, the brave nuns who try to save them and the Italian police who turn a blind eye as the most urgent issues facing Europe play out in broad daylight.
As a natural heir to the hit television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural has risen to prominence with a strong cult following, and this series of essays from contributors around the globe investigates the genre-bending series cultural footprint both in the United States and abroad. The writings explore topics such as folklore, religion, gender and sexuality, comedy, music, and much more, and a brief guide to all the episodes is also included. Supernatural follows brothers Dean and Sam Winchester as they encounter and battle evil beings such as vampires, shapeshifters, ghouls, and ghosts from a multitude of genres including folklore, urban legends, and religious history.
This book is great for bible studies as a family and for individual studies between you and the Lord. It contains various ways to study as well. There is the traditional concordance composed of 90 words, favorite scriptures with testimonials as well as devotionals which incorporate the 90 words as well. FOR a more fun experience in learning, it also includes bible trivia! Don't worry, all the answers can be found in the back, along with scriptures where you can read the answers for yourself.
A ROAD MAP TO LOVE is the first book of the Janice series. Janice and Baby Kittie wake to loud banging on her hotel room door. When she opens the door, Charlie’s friend, Miller, gives her the news that Charlie’s been shot and has bleeding chest wounds. Charlie is a man with a mysterious military past who dumped her at an island bed-n-breakfast near Key West ten years ago. Janice hasn’t seen him since. “You’ve got to get Charlie off the grid. If they find you, they’ll find the rest of us,” Miller tells her. She and Charlie (and Baby Kittie) escape and hide by running across the map from enemies who want him, and later her, dead. She’s a southern belle, but under the petticoats lives a rancher’s daughter, head strong, stubborn, and smart. Her strength is the only thing that saves Charlie when they’re attacked and his "people," a motorcycle gang, are dropping like flies. Her dietetic detective charms unravel some of the mysteries of Charlie’s past and current dilemma while eluding their attackers from Daytona Beach, to Alaska and all the way to Moscow. Is she just another prop to support his mysterious life? She loves Charlie, always has, but can she unlock her heart and forgive him after all these years? Should she?
Having retired early in life at the age of 45, back in the late 80's, has been very advantageous to me. It gave me the time to devote many thousands of hours to this project and it should be very beneficial to you, as a reader. This book illustrates what has worked very profitably for me in the past and continues to work profitably to this day. In this book, there are valuable tips and some good sound financial and fundamental information. As President of three Corporations and three companies, from 1965 to present day, it has kept me quite busy over time. In the 90's, as Owner, Producer, Director, and Host of a popular Radio Travel Show in southwest Florida, I was quite content. At the time, I felt I had done quite a bit in my life, but I also felt one project was missing. I had been asked many times, how I retired so young, and how I achieved my success in life. So one day in 2004, I said to myself why not sit down and write about it, hence this book. I do say at times, I am really in semi-retirement, very busy having fun. This book was written with good intentions, morals, and family values. As you read on, it is for all to enjoy, from ages 9 to 90. Early Retirement: A Road Map to Success is a timeless book.
Every person has one thing in common, no matter what your ethnic, financial or religious status happens to be. This common denominator affects you whether you are male or female, and it causes you to spend hordes of time energy and money for its pursuit. What is it? Love. Since the dawning of time, there has always been a need to share our lives with someone else. Thus God's proclamation, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him (Genesis 2:18, NASB)." As Eve was created out of Adam, so do we all long for someone perfectly created for us. We desire a relationship in which we are connected to someone else in perfect harmony. The notion of a soulmate is woven into the fabric of our consciousness. We are all in a search for this seemingly mythical person and relationship. The key to this discovery can be found within the pages of the Bible. Once you've understood the mysteries that are hidden away in this sacred text, you too will be able to find what hundreds of others have already found: your soulmate.
Europa ist mit der größten Migrationsbewegung seit dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs konfrontiert – und niemand hat intensiver über diese Krise berichtet als Patrick Kingsley. Der erst 26 Jahre alte Reporter des "Guardian" hat 2015 drei Kontinente und 17 Länder bereist, Hunderte von Migranten getroffen und mit ihnen die Fluchtrouten durch Wüsten, über Berge und Meere zurückgelegt. Dieses Buch erzählt ihre Geschichte. Patrick Kingsley legt ein hohes Tempo vor. Er reist mit dem Syrer Hashem al-Souki auf dem Zug, trinkt selbstgebrannten (und verbotenen) Schnaps mit dem libyschen Menschenschmuggler Haji, der einmal Jurastudent war, marschiert mit Fattemah Abu al-Rouse, der schwangeren syrischen Lehrerin, die Angst hat, ihr Kind zu verlieren, durch die Wildnis des Balkans, ist an Bord eines Bootes im Mittelmeer. Er schildert, wie das Multi-Millionen-Dollar-Geschäft mit dem Menschenhandel in Libyen, der Türkei und Ägypten organisiert wird. Er zeigt, wie lokale Kaufleute und korrupte Politiker in Italien vom Elend der Menschen profitieren. Er beschreibt die Fluchtrouten, hinterfragt die Ursachen der Krise und die Gründe für die bedrückende Reaktion so vieler Europäer. "Die neue Odyssee" ist ein großartiges Buch, das niemand so leicht vergisst, der es gelesen hat.
This books twenty-three chapters, when taken with a big gulp of humility and swallowed with a huge dose of courage, will lead you on a wild, exciting adventure of coming to know the heart of the God of the universe. Each chapter covers a stand-alone topic that, when assimilated into your thought process, will lead you a step closer to finding that incredible place where you know and embrace the truth: that youre a treasured child of the Most High God. As you walk through each subject, reading it with an open heart, dissecting it through answering the questions, and seeking the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to put your new knowledge into practice, you will find yourself traveling on a collision course with an intense, perfect love. At last you will come into complete union with your Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6), the One your heart has longed for since time began. So, fasten your seatbelts and join me for the ride of your lifethe one that will open your eyes, turn your world upside down, scare you half to death, and bring you the best life God has to offer you!
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path" (Psalm 119:105).The Roadmap to Divine Direction guides believers who are struggling to find their way along the Christian journey. If you are having a hard time determining God's will or His voice, walk along with author Brenda Kunneman who uses real-life experiences and solid Scripture examples to demonstrate how God works in believers' lives today.Road signs along the way include: Listening to Your Heart Using Scripture to Find God's Will Seeing God's Will Through Personal Experiences Following God's Direction for Family, Career, and Finances Hearing God During Blinding Emotions Knowing God's Will in Health and Relationships When you might not see far enough ahead to see the God's perfect plan, you can rest assured that He is working on your behalf for His purposes. Following The Roadmap to Divine Direction, filled with practical and principled advice and guidance, leads you to a clear understanding of your divine destination.
Everyone wants to be their best at all times. You do. I do. We all do. But most of us don't always know how. If only there was a roadmap to help point the way. Well now there is one! Be Your Best-A Roadmap to Living a Healthy, Balanced and Fulfilling Life provides discussion, inspiration and practical guidance to help you become the best that you can be in every daily life experience, with particular attention given to the major issues that most people grapple with. It is the first book of its kind to offer 12 books within a book- chapters that can stand on their own but together comprise a truly comprehensive and comprehensible, practical and spiritual guide to being your best in life's most universally challenging situations. Be Your Best is useful as a quick reference when time is short and the need is specific and also as a more comprehensive guidebook for life. Be Your Best - A Roadmap to Living a Healthy, Balanced and Fulfilling Life, is based on the Author's study, experience, introspection and teaching related to spirituality, nature, creativity and healing. His passionate interest and experience in these disciplines led him to create Helios Cape Cod, LLC, a center for personal and planetary healing, which has two branches. Helios Natural Therapeutics offers services and classes in natural therapeutics, hands on healing therapies, and lifestyle counseling/coaching. Helios Land Design provides landscape design and planning services including sacred space design. Jeff earned a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, and Certification as a Natural Therapeutic Specialist, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Cranial-Sacral/Core Synchronism Therapist from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics. He also earned a Black Belt and Instructor Certification in Kung Fu from the U.S.A. Kung Fu Academy, and is an accomplished singer-songwriter. He lives and works on Cape Cod. Please visit his website at www.jeffthibodeau.com for more information or to contact him about speaking engagements and consultations.
Most observers explain evangelical Christians' bedrock support for Israel as stemming from the apocalyptic belief that the Jews must return to the Holy Land as a precondition for the second coming of Christ. But the real reasons, argues Stephen Spector, are far more complicated. In Evangelicals and Israel, Spector delves deeply into the Christian Zionist movement, mining information from original interviews, web sites, publications, news reports, survey research, worship services, and interfaith conferences, to provide a surprising look at the sources of evangelical support for Israel. Israel is God's prophetic clock for many evangelicals - irrefutable proof that prophecy is true and coming to pass in our lifetime. But Spector goes beyond end-times theology to find a complex set of motivations behind Israel-evangelical relations. These include the promise of God's blessing for those who bless the Jews; gratitude to Jews for establishing the foundations of Christianity; remorse for the Chu
As stated in Brion’s introduction, these poems were written and intended as a testimonial of one man’s life for his children and grandchildren. The poems grew into something bigger; seeing the importance for as God’s words states in II, Timothy 3:16-17 all scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for re-proof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness that the man of God may be perfect thoroughly furnished unto all good works. Brion thanks his God for the inspiration he has given him on several of these poems. He thanks his daughters as workers and inspiration also. It has never been his intention to hurt anyone with his writings. If so, get over it and change your life as well. The last poem of this book is Brion’s letter to any addict struggling to overcome a hard addictive behavior. Get and seek the help you need. Believe in the true God and please don’t victimize your family. Brion hopes these readings have been enjoyable and inspirational, but most of all, this is and was his testimonial throughout time for his children and grandchildren of who their father and grandfather was.
We are all on a roller coaster ride. We are all passengers on a runaway train. We are drivers under the influence, of something: love, hate, ambivalence, jealousy, lust, some element of emotion, unbridled passion. We are all careening toward the abyss. We are all on a crash course with isolation, desperation. We are all trapped in burning buildings. We are always just one step away from hell. Heaven & Hell reside within us. Which one, do you think, is behind door number two. These poems provide a roadmap to hell. Good luck on your journey.
Social Science by Dr Olu Jenzen,Professor Sally R Munt
Despite the much vaunted ‘end of religion’ and the growth of secularism, people are engaging like never before in their own ‘spiritualities of life’. Across the West, paranormal belief is on the rise. The Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Cultures brings together the work of international scholars across the social sciences and humanities to question how and why people are seeking meaning in the realm of the paranormal, a heretofore subjugated knowledge. With contributions from the UK and other European countries, the USA, Australia and Canada, this ground-breaking book attends to the paranormal as a position from which to critique dominant forms of knowledge production and spirituality. A rich exploration of everyday life practices, textual engagements and discourses relating to the paranormal, as well as the mediation, technology and art of paranormal activity, this book explores themes such as subcultures and mainstreaming, as well as epistemological, methodological, and phenomenological questions, and the role of the paranormal in social change. The Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Cultures constitutes an essential resource for those interested in the academic study of cultural engagements with paranormality; it will appeal to scholars of cultural and media studies, popular culture, sociology, cultural geography, literature, film and music.
Life as author Melissa L. Ross knew it was not only emotionally and mentally challenging, but also a harmful, physical journey. In Surviving Crazy, she narrates her life’s story, sharing how she navigated the rough periods of mental illness. In the memoir, Ross describes not only the sporadic happy moments of her childhood, but also the details of the many deep, dark, self-abusive periods that imprisoned her and tried to destroy her truly bright and loving mind. Candidly, Ross discusses how she was confronted with one battle after another and how self-mutilation seemed to be the only recourse. Fortunately, she found the will to seek help, first with a counselor and then through a psychiatric hospital, to assist her in dealing with her haunting thoughts and self-destructive behavior. Surviving Crazy shows how Ross’s strong will, determination, and love, coupled with a desire to help others, helped her to survive. She discusses how she learned ways to overcome the turmoil and confusion that lived in her mind. The process was long, hard, and often scary, but one that has brought her to a brighter future.
Drei Dinge wissen wir: Der Kapitalismus hat den Feudalismus abgelöst; seither durchlief er zyklische Tiefs, spätestens seit 2008 stottert der Motor. Was wir nicht wissen: Erleben wir eine der üblichen Krisen oder den Anbruch einer postkapitalistischen Ordnung? Paul Mason blickt auf die Daten, sichtet Krisentheorien – und sagt: Wir stehen am Anfang von etwas Neuem. Er nimmt dabei Überlegungen auf, die vor über 150 Jahren in einer Londoner Bibliothek entwickelt wurden und laut denen Wissen und intelligente Maschinen den Kapitalismus eines Tages »in die Luft sprengen« könnten. Im Zeitalter des Stahls und der Schrauben, der Hierarchien und der Knappheit war diese Vision so radikal, dass Marx sie schnell in der Schublade verschwinden ließ. In der Welt der Netzwerke, der Kooperation und des digitalen Überflusses ist sie aktueller denn je. In seinem atemberaubenden Buch führt Paul Mason durch Schreibstuben, Gefängniszellen, Flugzeugfabriken und an die Orte, an denen sich der Widerstand Bahn bricht. Mason verknüpft das Abstrakte mit dem Konkreten, bündelt die Überlegungen von Autoren wie Thomas Piketty, David Graeber, Jeremy Rifkin und Antonio Negri und zeigt, wie wir aus den Trümmern des Neoliberalismus eine gerechtere und nachhaltigere Gesellschaft errichten können.
The Ultimate No Holds Barred Take No Prisoners Roadmap to the Money
Author: Dan S. Kennedy
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Category: Business & Economics
For the next 20 years, roughly 10,000 citizens will hit medicare eligibility each and every day. Understanding their attitudes, interests, spending patterns, buying preferences and the emerging opportunities for profiting by targeted development and marketing of products and services to them is vital to the forward thinking entrepreneur and marketing executive. There is no product, service, industry or profession category unaffected by this demographic sea-change. The leading-edge boomer and senior population quietly controls the majority of the deiscretionary spending and investing capability, so this is the roadmap to the money.
Die großen Frauen und Männer hatten weder außergewöhnlich viel Glück, Talent oder Erfahrung. Sie hatten lediglich das gleiche Motto: Was dir im Weg steht, wird dein Weg! Ryan Holiday, Marketing-Guru und Bestsellerautor, wendet die vergessene Erfolgsformel der antiken Philosophen auf die heutige Welt an und gibt konkrete Anleitung, wie wir unser Leben selbst erfolgreich gestalten können: Manage deine Wahrnehmung! Erkenne, welche Begebenheiten du verändern kannst! Lenke deine Handlungen auf ein Ziel! Und mache jedes Hindernis in deinem Weg zu einer Chance! Ein Buch, das die lebenspraktischen Erkenntnisse der Stoiker aus dem antiken Griechenland und Rom in die Gegenwart holt und damit auf sehr eingängige Weise zeigt, wie wir im Leben erfolgreich sein können! Mit vielen Beispielen aus der Welt der Philosophie, Literatur, Sport, Wirtschaft und Politik (Markus Aurelius, Demosthenes, Michel de Montaigne, John D. Rockefeller, Steve Jobs, Mahatma Ghandi, Barack Obama ...).
Apostolisches Schreiben "Gaudete et exsultate" über den Ruf zur Heiligkeit in der Welt von heute
Author: Franziskus (Papst),
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
Franziskus fordert gerne einmal "Gesichter von freudigen Menschen", der Papst hält Freude für ein zentrales Element im Leben. Das hat er in seinen Werken, Ansprachen und Predigten immer wieder klargemacht. In seinem Lehrschreiben "Freut euch und jubelt" formuliert er neue Gedanken dazu und verbindet sie auf originelle Weise mit dem Begriff der "Heiligkeit". Heiligkeit als etwas, zu dem jeder von uns berufen ist, zu einem erfüllten und gelingenden Leben. Franziskus spricht über unseren konkreten Alltag, über die Herausforderungen und Sorgen, aber eben auch eine Freude, die das Leben durchzieht und trägt. Die Gedanken des Papstes sind ein kostbarer Schlüssel zum Evangelium, das als Botschaft nicht nur froh, sondern auch Freude macht, und das Franziskus uns so neu aufschließt. Sein persönliches Lob der "Mittelschicht der Heiligkeit", eine päpstliche Ode an die Freude und ein inspirierendes Werk für alle - Christen und Nichtchristen.