Nature

Unlikely Heroes

37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal Kingdom

Author: Jennifer S. Holland

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761183167

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 3553

In her heartwarming New York Times bestsellers Unlikely Friendships and last year’s Unlikely Loves, Jennifer Holland revealed the surprising emotional bonds that exist between animals of different species. Her books spent dozens of weeks on bestseller lists and caught the attention of major media from CBS This Morning to USA Today. Why? Because she opened our eyes to the rich inner lives of animals, showing us that the power of love and friendship is not for humans only. In Unlikely Heroes, Ms. Holland uncovers and celebrates yet another side of animals that we often think belongs primarily to people—heroism, that indefinable quality of going above and beyond, often for altruistic reasons, often at great personal risk. These 37 inspiring true tales show animals whose quick acts have saved lives, like the pod of dolphins who protected swimmers in New Zealand from a great white shark by forming a screen around them. There are stories of animals who simply and unselfishly give, like Rojo the llama, who shines his very special light of lovingkindness on the elderly patients in an Oregon rehab center. And there are compelling stories of heroic resilience: like Naki’o, the abandoned puppy who lost all four paws to frostbite but found the grit not only to overcome that terrible hardship but to reclaim the joy of life—that’s him, smiling on the cover of the book.
Law

Unlikely heroes

the dramatic story of the Southern judges of the Fifth Circuit who translated the Supreme Court's Brown decision into a revolution for equality

Author: Jack Bass

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 7137

Centers around four federal judges: Elbert P. Tuttle, John Minor Wisdom, John R. Brown, and Richard Taylor Rives.
Religion

Twelve Unlikely Heroes

How God Commissioned Unexpected People in the Bible and What He Wants to Do with You

Author: John F. MacArthur

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 140020612X

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 8634

What kind of people does God use to accomplish His work? Far from the children’s tales depicted in picture books and nursery rhymes, the men and women highlighted in the Bible were unnervingly real. They faltered. They struggled. And at times, they fell short. Yet God worked through them in surprising and incredible ways to accomplish His purposes. Scripture does not hide their weaknesses, caricature their strengths, or spin their stories as a display of human nobility. Instead, it describes these heroes of the faith with unflinching honesty and delivers an unexpected ending: “God is not ashamed to be called their God” (Hebrews 11:16). In Twelve Unlikely Heroes, pastor and best-selling author John MacArthur uses his deep knowledge of the Bible and history to take us back to see these three-dimensional men and women in their own times and cultures. In doing so, it becomes clear how their dramatic stories apply to us today. People who might at first seem foreign quickly become familiar and unforgettable—particularly as they reveal the true Hero behind every witness, the power counterbalancing every weakness, “the Author and Finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:1).

Unlikely Heroes: Ordinary People with Extraordinary Faith

Author: Daniel Lockwood

Publisher: Daniel R Lockwood

ISBN: 0615657575

Category:

Page: 334

View: 4182

Is it possible for broken, ill-equipped, faltering, or average people to merit God's highest commendation?For him to say they lived "by faith"? Yes, it is.In Unlikely Heroes: Ordinary People with Extraordinary Faith, Daniel R. Lockwood presents a cast of Old Testament characters from Hebrews 11-seriously flawed people with stories that teach us about genuine, biblical faith.Biblical insights, historical significance, and engaging storytelling carry readers across generations of faith into the adventure that is ours today, with guidance for traveling wisely and courageously. So strap on your dusty sandals, shoulder your trail-worn knapsack, pick up your reliable walking stick, and get ready to travel in the footsteps of some remarkably unremarkable individuals. You will meet people whom God himself calls faithful and discover they are people like us!
History

Unlikely Heroes

Ordinary Men and Women Whose Courage Won the Revolution

Author: Ron Carter

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

ISBN: 9781609080044

Category: History

Page: 254

View: 5659

The founding of the United States may be the single greatest
Young Adult Fiction

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

Author: Teresa Toten

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0553507885

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8435

Filled with moments of deep emotion and unexpected humor, this understated and wise novel explores the complexities of living with OCD and offers the prospect of hope, happiness and healing. Perfect for readers who love Eleanor & Park and All the Bright Places. ADAM’S GOALS: Grow immediately. Find courage. Keep courage. Get normal. Marry Robyn Plummer. The instant Adam Spencer Ross meets Robyn Plummer in his Young Adult OCD Support Group, he is hopelessly, desperately drawn to her. Robyn has an hypnotic voice, blue eyes the shade of an angry sky, and ravishing beauty that makes Adam’s insides ache. She’s also just been released from a residential psychiatric program—the kind for the worst, most difficult-to-cure cases; the kind that Adam and his fellow support group members will do anything to avoid joining. Adam immediately knows that he has to save Robyn, must save Robyn, or die trying. But is it really Robyn who needs rescuing? And is it possible to have a normal relationship when your life is anything but? Select praise for The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B: “. . . achingly authentic. Like Augustus Waters before him, Adam Spencer Ross will renew your faith in real-life superheroes and shatter your heart in equal measures.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred “This book made me laugh, cry, think, and kept me coming back for more.” —The Guardian “Adam is a protagonist that readers will root for.” —VOYA “Honest, fresh, and funny . . . Toten employs information about OCD like grace notes in this deft and compelling narrative.” —Booklist “Adam is a fresh and complex character, and far more than the sum of his symptoms.” —Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.

Unlikely Heroes for 5th Edition

Author: Dan Dillon

Publisher: Kobold Press

ISBN: 9781936781669

Category:

Page: 30

View: 6669

Monstrous heroes arise! Sometimes, heroes emerge from strange and forbidden places: the trackless deserts, deep oceans, magic-warped wastelands-even the crypts of the undead. A dhampir swordswoman bares her fangs and impales a terrified foe on her blade! Her dust goblin companion drops from the shadows overhead and attacks with his spear while howling the names of alien gods! Lightning begins to crackle around the jinnborn cleric's mace, just as the sahuagin fighter, riding a gigantic shark, explodes from the underground lake... Unlikely Heroes gives you everything you need to play a monstrous adventurer in 5th edition. Its pages are packed with PC racial traits, history, ecology, names, and more for: Derro Dhampir Dust Goblins Jinnborn Kijani Lamia Ramag Sahuagin Plus new backgrounds: Cannibal Headhunter, Prophet, Scavenger, Seer, and Tinker
Admirals

Military History's Most Wanted

The Top 10 Book of Improbable Victories, Unlikely Heroes, and Other Martial Oddities

Author: M. Evan Brooks

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597974609

Category: Admirals

Page: 531

View: 4919

Delivers little-known facts and clever commentary on the people, the battles, and the wars, the literature and the media, and miscellaneous facts from ancient times to the present
Cats

Varjak Paw

Author: S. F. Said

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405662635

Category: Cats

Page: 230

View: 1992

Having saved the city cats from a fate worse than death, Varjak Paw finds himself the elected leader of a new gang - a gang that supports freedom and kindness for all. But will the pressure take its toll on this brave yet sometimes naive cat?
Comics & Graphic Novels

Unlikely heroes

historic and contemporary figures

Author: Emma Hahn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780825129001

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 89

View: 2435

Nature

Unlikely Friendships

47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom

Author: Jennifer S. Holland

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761165312

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 4862

It is exactly like Isaiah 11:6: “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid . . . ” Written by National Geographic magazine writer Jennifer Holland, Unlikely Friendships documents one heartwarming tale after another of animals who, with nothing else in common, bond in the most unexpected ways. A cat and a bird. A mare and a fawn. An elephant and a sheep. A snake and a hamster. The well-documented stories of Koko the gorilla and All Ball the kitten; and the hippo Owen and the tortoise Mzee. And almost inexplicable stories of predators befriending prey—an Indian leopard slips into a village every night to sleep with a calf. A lionness mothers a baby oryx. Ms. Holland narrates the details and arc of each story, and also offers insights into why—how the young leopard, probably motherless, sought maternal comfort with the calf, and how a baby oryx inspired the same mothering instinct in the lionness. Or, in the story of Kizzy, a nervous retired Greyhound, and Murphy, a red tabby, how cats and dogs actually understand each other’s body language. With Murphy’s friendship and support, Kizzy recovered from life as a racing dog and became a confident, loyal family pet. These are the most amazing friendships between species, collected from around the world and documented in a selection of full-color candid photographs.

An Unlikely Hero

Author: Tierney James

Publisher: Paperback Press Publishing

ISBN: 9781945669484

Category:

Page: 346

View: 6831

For intelligent, stay-at-home mom Tessa Scott, now is the time to be a hero, or end up dead. The choice will change her life forever. An Unlikely Hero, the gripping action thriller by Tierney James, delivers a modern-day heroine as terrorists, operatives, and brilliant scientists converge in a race to save the country from a new kind of danger. In the tradition of Nora Roberts or Elizabeth Lowell, this heart-racing tale of high stakes and misguided missiles is packed with intrigue and plot twists that threaten our way of life. Tessa Scott is living the American dream - big house, successful husband, and three beautiful children. No one would suspect a Libyan terrorist is at work nearby. When Tessa sends her family on vacation after another fight with her husband, she is expecting a relaxing week of solitude. Instead she is confronted with a bomb in her backyard, and the terrorist group who are looking for it. Tessa survives only due to the entrance of Captain Chase Hunter, a man who seems just as dangerous as the terrorists. Unsure who she can trust, Tessa is drawn into his secret world of terrorists and national security. Powerless to resist Tessa is forced to survive the unthinkable, from confronting perilous brushes with death to becoming a sitting duck for men who are out to savage the world as we know it. Meanwhile, the self-possessed Captain Hunter finds that Tessa Scott is affecting him in a way he thought no woman could. The two are forced into a complicated partnership as they work together to unravel a terrorist plot that will affect thousands of people. The stakes are raised when Tessa discovers that her family is in danger from the same terrorists. Will Captain Hunter save them, or is he looking to Tessa to save him? An Unlikely Hero is a remarkable, enthralling tale of a seeming ordinary woman who is compelled to emerge as altogether extraordinary in the face of sinister schemes, brutal aggressors, and worldwide implications. With an intricate story line, complex characters, and blood-pumping action, An Unlikely Hero is likely to have you riveted to each high-velocity turn of events.
Biography & Autobiography

Unlikely Spiritual Heroes

Author: Brennan Hill

Publisher: Franciscan Media

ISBN: 9780867169249

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 143

View: 9150

Brennan Hill profiles eight improbable candidates for the great things they did: Thomas Merton, at first glance, a party-going ladys man, becomes a Trappist monk and peace activist; Helen Prejean, a quiet religious sister, befriends and advocates for the seemingly most monstrous among usmurderers on death row; Cardinal Joseph Bernardin; Pedro Arrupe; Jean Donovan; Dorothy Stang; Maximilian Kolbe; Karol Wojtyla. These unlikely heroes saw great injustice, sorrow, and violence in the world and, in their own wayssome small, some universalsought and created love, justice, peace, and hope for our time.
History

Unlikely Warriors

Author: Lonnie M. Long Gary B. Blackburn

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 147599057X

Category: History

Page: 490

View: 1195

Traces the activities of the Army Security Agency and its members during the Vietnam war.
Bibles

Unlikely Heroes of the Good News

Author: William Doyle

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496999606

Category: Bibles

Page: 182

View: 2338

The first half of this book highlights the lives of men and women of biblical fame and in the second half fearless heroes of the truth, in our times; men and women who at a pivotal point in their lives were guided by their Higher God-Mind to serve the purposes of the Ultimate Reality – God. This book draws attention to ordinary people with extraordinary ways, noble characters whose lives are a shining example in our communities showing that with diligence and faith we can all reach the plateau of righteousness, improve our own landscape and go on to make a difference. The lives of these men and women are a testimony of God’s grace and challenge to all Christians to wake up from spiritual sleep and seek the mind of God; to work with His Spirit in the community in which they live. Never has there been a time when the consciousness of men has been so assailed with misguided philosophy and questionable values. This book brings into focus the wisdom of the author and a much needed message for our times.
Juvenile Fiction

Swords for Hire

Author: Will Allen

Publisher: Centerpunch Press

ISBN: 9780972488204

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 168

View: 3293

This BookSense Top 10 Fantasy Pick teams young Sam Hatcher with Rigby Skeet, a wisecracking Royal Guardsman. The two must rescue King Olive, who was betrayed by his odd, worm-loving brother, and is imprisoned in the dungeon of the superhuman Boneman. "Readers will revel in the story's charm, humor, and numerous twists and turns."--"ForeWord."
Agriculture

Six Steps Back to the Land

Why We Need Small Mixed Farms and Millions More Farmers

Author: Colin Tudge

Publisher: Uit Cambridge Limited

ISBN: 9780857841230

Category: Agriculture

Page: 288

View: 1462

Colin Tudge coined the expression "Enlightened Agriculture" to describe agriculture that is "expressly designed to provide everyone, everywhere, with food of the highest standard, nutritionally and gastronomically, without wrecking the rest of the world". In Six Steps Back to the Land, he explains how we can achieve that, and have truly sustainable, resilient and productive farms, looking at: why we need to rethink our approach to farming; how we can move to low-input mixed farms; how tightly-integrated farms employ many skilled peop≤ dealing with the practicalities of this form of farming in today's world; and how we can get involved. Six Steps will inspire anyone to take an interest in our food chain and make a difference.
Religion

Twelve Unlikely Heroes Study Guide

How God Commissioned Unexpected People in the Bible and What He Wants to Do with You

Author: John F. MacArthur

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400204119

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 2103

Enoch, who never died . . . Samson, who killed an army with a donkey's jawbone . . . James, who grew up as the brother of the Messiah . . . These are fascinating people whose stories are woven through history and the Bible. They show us God at work in unexpected ways and numerous cultures. They each reveal another little piece of His great plan. But how do they affect my life? If John MacArthur's Twelve Unlikely Heroes presents intimate portraits of these individuals, this study guide is the bridge between those portraits and our daily lives. Commentary and poignant questions bring the points home with unflinching candor, urging us toward a deeper walk with the One who has written all our stories. REWIND—look again at important passages RETHINK—check all the angles REFLECT—consider how it affects you REACT—change your life
History

Rogue Heroes

The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War

Author: Ben Macintyre

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 1101904178

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 3816

The incredible untold story of WWII’s greatest secret fighting force, as told by our great modern master of wartime intrigue Britain’s Special Air Service—or SAS—was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat whose aimlessness in early life belied a remarkable strategic mind. Where most of his colleagues looked at a battlefield map of World War II’s African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel’s desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind enemy lines and sabotage their airplanes and war material. Paired with his constitutional opposite, the disciplined martinet Jock Lewes, Stirling assembled a revolutionary fighting force that would upend not just the balance of the war, but the nature of combat itself. He faced no little resistance from those who found his tactics ungentlemanly or beyond the pale, but in the SAS’s remarkable exploits facing the Nazis in the Africa and then on the Continent can be found the seeds of nearly all special forces units that would follow. Bringing his keen eye for psychological detail to a riveting wartime narrative, Ben Macintyre uses his unprecedented access to SAS archives to shine a light inside a legendary unit long shrouded in secrecy. The result is not just a tremendous war story, but a fascinating group portrait of men of whom history and country asked the most.
Fiction

Three Unlikely Heroes

A Dog's Adventure

Author: Mark J. DeBonis

Publisher: Mark DeBonis

ISBN: 1450552218

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 4824

What if three dogs dug a hole which led to a strange world where dogs talk and are intelligent, reasoning creatures? When a little pug and two Labradors find themselves among the warring factions of big dogs and little dogs, could their arrival in this new world be a fulfillment of an ancient prophecy? The fate of all canine life hinges on this unlikely trio as they prepare for an impending evil.