Religion

Gray Matters

Author: Brett McCracken

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 271

Culture is in right now for Christians. Engaging it, embracing it, consuming it, and creating it. Many (younger) evangelicals today are actively cultivating an appreciation for aspects of culture previously stigmatized within the church. Things like alcohol, Hollywood's edgier content, plays, art openings, and concerts have moved from being forbidden to being celebrated by believers. But are evangelicals opening their arms too wide in uncritical embrace of culture? How do they engage with culture in ways that are mature, discerning, and edifying rather than reckless, excessive, and harmful? Can there be a healthy, balanced approach--or is that simply wishful thinking? With the same insight and acuity found in his popular Hipster Christianity, Brett McCracken examines some of the hot-button gray areas of Christian cultural consumption, helping to lead Christians to adopt a more thoughtful approach to consuming culture in the complicated middle ground between legalism and license. Readers will learn how to both enrich their own lives and honor God--refining their ability to discern truth, goodness, beauty, and enjoy his creation.
Family & Relationships

Gray Matters

Author: Ellyn Lem

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 286

View: 131

Aging is one of the most compelling issues today, with record numbers of seniors over sixty-five worldwide. Gray Matters: Finding Meaning in the Stories of Later Life examines a diverse array of cultural works including films, literature, and even art that represent this time of life, often made by people who are seniors themselves. These works, focusing on important topics such as housing, memory loss, and intimacy, are analyzed in dialogue with recent research to explore how “stories” illuminate the dynamics of growing old by blending fact with imagination. Gray Matters also incorporates the life experiences of seniors gathered from over two hundred in-depth surveys with a range of questions on growing old, not often included in other age studies works. Combining cultural texts, gerontology research, and observations from older adults will give all readers a fuller picture of the struggles and pleasures of aging and avoids over-simplified representations of the process as all negative or positive.
Business & Economics

Gray Matters

Author: Bob Rosner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 872

Law

Gray Matters: Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

Author: Sanford Goldberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 318

View: 736

Gray Matters is a thorough examination of the main topics in recent philosophy of mind. It aims at surveying a broad range of issues, not all of which can be subsumed under one position or one philosopher's theory. In this way, the authors avoid neglecting interesting issues out of allegiance to a given theory of mind.
Fiction

Gray Matters

Author: William Hjortsberg

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 916

Unrest simmers in a dystopian future where disembodied brains are kept alive in tanks, waiting to earn a new body At twelve years old, Skeets Kalbfleischer is returning from a ski vacation when a lightning strike knocks his plane out of the sky, killing everyone else on board. Although his body is destroyed, a radical procedure preserves Skeets’s brain, which spends twenty-five years in a fish tank before mankind realizes the implications of his second life. A key to immortality has been found. Four centuries later, it has become commonplace for the minds of the dead to be preserved. While warehoused in a massive storage facility tended by robots, the brains pass time watching old film clips, learning about bees, and meditating their way to a higher state of being. But for the facility’s overseers, Skeets presents a problem. A twelve-year-old for all eternity, their most famous resident still wants to be a cowboy. To remedy this embarrassment, his handlers concoct a solution that will push humanity even farther past nature’s wildest dreams. This ebook features an illustrated biography of William Hjortsberg including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
Fiction

Gray Matters

Author: John Webster Gastil

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

View: 193

Can the digital networks that record our footprints hold us steady when dementia threatens to push us off the path? This question has real stakes for data analyst Charlie Sanders. His best hope for a father succumbing to Alzheimer’s comes from assistive technology that Charlie helps design for a scrappy startup. Despite early successes, Charlie has growing doubts about the motives of each of his colleagues - the eccentric CEO in Seattle, the call center guru in India, and the Trump-loving Aussie transplant who keeps the books. His worries grow when the company takes on a clandestine client who occupies the Oval Office. Will Charlie keep his father and his country on track, or turn a whole generation into glitches?
Fiction

Gray Matters

Author: Dolores Arden

Publisher: Bella Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 216

Remy Devereux is an ace homicide detective with the SFPD. At work, she’s embroiled in a months-long murder investigation that has yet to show any signs of breaking. At home, she’s on the skids with her soon-to-be ex-girlfriend, while nightmares of the gruesome murder scene keep her up at night. On the other side of the country, Giana Falco has just made the biggest change in her life. She’s ended her engagement and now she’s moving to the west coast to take a job as a forensic scientist in a town where she knows practically no one. It’s either the bravest or the stupidest thing she’s ever done. Sparks begin to fly the moment Remy and Giana meet. Remy has never seen a woman more intelligent or more beautiful than her new colleague, but she knows that allowing herself to fall for a straight woman would be a uniquely masochistic kind of folly. For her part, Giana is intrigued by the tall and reticent detective. She sees no reason why the two of them shouldn’t become the best of friends. The stakes couldn’t be higher as the two women put their heads together to work the case, drawing ever closer to finding the killer—and ever closer to finding each other. Try as they might to ignore it, the attraction they feel becomes something neither one of them can deny.
Psychology

Gray Matter, Matters

Author: Dr. Jeheudi Mes Onyemachi Vuai

Publisher: Author House

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 378

View: 719

Gray Matter, Matters is a book that will revolutionize school and clinical practices. For the first time, professionals in the educational domain will be challenged to rethink by which method children with brain injury are to receive services. Neurodevelopmental disorders are frequently misdiagnosed as learning disabilities." These disorders of childhood are presumed to be of psychological origin. This book discusses the myth of learning disabilities, emotional disturbances and "other health impaired." The use of labels to remediate neurodevelopmental disorders is inappropriate and may lead to school dropout. Nontraumatic brain injury (NTBI) typically results from biological and/or environmental factors. As such, NTBI will be manifest as learning, speech and language, motor, emotional and behavioral disturbances. These children do not have a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The lack of knowledge of the brain-behavior relationship leads to erroneous educational practices. When these practices are applied, children are punished for their inability to attain academic mastery. Teachers may be incorrectly blamed for failing to help children move out of the cycle of failure. When children present with learning, emotional or behavioral difficulties, professionals in the schools typically overlook biological antecedents. In this book, childhood disorders will be explained from a neurodynamic perspective. Now children with nontraumatic brain injury will finally get the recognition and assistance they need. Educators are challenged to embrace the tenets of cognitive neuroscience. This is a must read for parents and professionals who desire to move children through the continuum of academic progress.
Humor

Gray Matter

Author: Bob Elsdale

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 88

View: 187

In every picture, these mammoth mammals exhibit a truly surprising (and downright inspiring) blend of spryness and dignity. Elephants, like us, after all, can live to a grand old age, but when it comes to fun in the sun, they don't let a little gray get in their way. Looking to put a twinkle in your wrinkle? A little rage in your age? We've got just the book for you! Photographer Bob Elsdale has found an extremely unlikely source of inspiration for this irresistible book on the joys of aging-some enormous but very agile elephants. Even if getting older is no day at the beach, that's just where Elsdale's elephants engage in some surprising behavior. The playful pachyderms frolic in the surf, knock around beach balls, lounge in the sun, play tic-tac-toe, and even enjoy catching waves on surfboards. So what does all this have to do with empowering the elders among us? Lots, as it turns out. The simple but inspired text is full of wry reminders that there are lots of advantages to getting older and endless opportunities to enjoy them. After all, when you've reached a certain age, "No one gets suspicious when you fool around," according to Elsdale's elephants. And, "everywhere is memory lane." A historic herd of baby boomers begins turning 60 this year. And even if they sometimes feel a little weary, they're still young at heart. After all, it's not the body that counts-it's the gray matter that matters.
Jewish law

Gray Matter

Author: Chaim Jachter

Publisher: Ian Richmond

ISBN:

Category: Jewish law

Page: 374

View: 470

Biography & Autobiography

Gray Matter

Author: David Levy

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 550

A perfect blend of medical drama and spiritual insight, Gray Matter is a fascinating account of Dr. David Levy’s decision to begin asking his patients if he could pray for them before surgery. Some are thrilled. Some are skeptical. Some are hostile, and some are quite literally transformed by the request. Each chapter focuses on a specific case, opening with a detailed description of the patient’s diagnosis and the procedure that will need to be performed, followed by the prayer “request.” From there, readers get to look over Dr. Levy’s shoulder as he performs the operation, and then we wait—right alongside Dr. Levy, the patients, and their families—to see the final results. Dr. Levy’s musings on what successful and unsuccessful surgical results imply about God, faith, and the power of prayer are honest and insightful. As we watch him come to his ultimate conclusion that no matter what the results of the procedure are, “God is good,” we cannot help but be truly moved and inspired.
Transportation

Gray Matter

Author: Denny Pollard

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 184

View: 749

To be completely frank about it, I'm increasingly aware that there are as many gray areas in aviation as there are black-and-white ones, and I'm beginning to feel as if I know less and less about what I do. I'm a trained and reasonably experienced A&P mechanic, and I'm supposed to know this airplane stuff, but my experiences are often contradictory to what I know are theoretical facts. It's frustrating, and sometimes I think I knew more back when I knew less. Or at least I thought I did. To keep an aircraft in peak operating condition, aircraft mechanics and service technicians perform scheduled maintenance to make repairs and complete inspections required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Many aircraft mechanics specialize in preventive maintenance. They inspect engines, landing gear, instruments, pressurized sections, accessories—brakes, valves, pumps, and air-conditioning systems, for example—and other parts of the aircraft and do the necessary maintenance and replacement of parts. Inspections take place following a schedule based on the number of hours the aircraft has flown, calendar days, cycles of operation, or a combination of these factors. To examine an engine, aircraft mechanics work through specially designed openings while standing on ladders or scaffolds, or use hoists or lifts to remove the entire engine from the craft. After taking an engine apart, mechanics use precision instruments to measure parts for wear and use x-ray and magnetic inspection equipment to check for invisible cracks. Worn or defective parts are repaired or replaced. They may also repair sheet metal or composite surfaces, measure the tension of control cables, and check for corrosion, distortion, and cracks in the fuselage, wings, and tail. After completing all repairs, mechanics must test the equipment to ensure that it works properly.
Fiction

Gray Matter

Author: Gary Braver

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 596

Rachel Whitman has everything. She's young, attractive, and affluent. Her husband is the brilliant CEO of his own company. They have a big new house in a flossy Boston suburb. They have all the brand-name "toys" that go along with wealth. And they have a gorgeous, sweet little six-year-old son named Dylan. But Dylan has learning disabilities. Although intelligence isn't everything, Rachel lives in a community where the rewards for brainpower are conspicuous. She fears her son will grow up never fully appreciating the wonders of life. Like so many middle-class parents who would do anything to improve life for their children—whether it means fixing hair, teeth, or nose—Rachel cannot accept that her child is less than perfect. Tortured by the idea that something she did in the past caused Dylan's problems, Rachel becomes obsessed with a secret and expensive medical procedure that claims to turn slow children into geniuses. Should she and her husband sacrifice their new fortune on the risky, experimental procedure for the sake of their son's happiness? Unaware of the real consequences of the brain enhancement procedure, Rachel can't know that the costs of the operation go far beyond financial ones. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Fiction

Downloads from the Gray Matter

Author: James Lawler

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 807

This book contains a collection of short stories, my labor of love; Ive honed to my satisfaction. Theres love stories, mystery stories, humorous stories and Im sure that some of the content will bring a tear to the readers eye. During my life-time Ive seen much violence and corruption which I have attempted to tone down by humanizing in my writings, to remove the ugliness, or at least make light of it and in some instances turn it into humor. Life isnt all glamour, its not simple, its complicated; nor is life predictable. Life is harse and sometimes we have no control over events in our lives. When Im stressed out I pick up a book and escape. Part of me is incorporated in my writing, as is with many writers. Ive attempted to suspend reality by creating a respite, an escape a safe place for the reader to get away from it all. Open the cover and read, weep and enjoy.
Fiction

Gray Matter (Thomas Prescott Book 2)

Author: Nick Pirog

Publisher: Cold Open Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 347

View: 880

* BONUS DEAL - The Thomas Prescott Series (Books 1-4) just $5.99 (Reg. $15.99) * Thomas Prescott returns in a smoldering thriller of murder, treachery, and revenge. His love life in shambles, retired homicide detective Thomas Prescott returns to Seattle, the very place he fled from after his parents' deaths nearly a decade earlier. Just as Prescott is getting settled in, he sees a body floating in the private cove behind his boyhood home. It's a woman. But not just any woman. It's Ellen Gray—the governor of Washington—who has been missing for the past six weeks. The lead suspect in the governor's murder is her husband, famed defense attorney, Adam Gray. But unlike the Seattle Police Department—where Thomas was fired from several years earlier—Prescott has his doubts about Adam's guilt. Ignoring direct orders to stay away from the case, Prescott soon finds himself drawn into the heart of the investigation. Working side-by-side with SPD detective, Erica Frost, Prescott uncovers a sophisticated conspiracy linked to a new breed of killer. In his pursuit to catch a madman, Prescott's investigation will take him from the state capital to the snow-covered peaks of the North Cascades and for the first time in his career, Thomas finds himself both the hunter...and the hunted. The books in The Thomas Prescott Series can be enjoyed in any order, so grab Gray Matter and get started today.
Law

Gray Matters: Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

Author: Sanford Goldberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 318

View: 113

Gray Matters is a thorough examination of the main topics in recent philosophy of mind. It aims at surveying a broad range of issues, not all of which can be subsumed under one position or one philosopher's theory. In this way, the authors avoid neglecting interesting issues out of allegiance to a given theory of mind.
Fiction

Gray Matters

Author: Cherime MacFarlane

Publisher: Paper Gold Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

View: 779

A novella about motorcycle riding in Alaska. A second chance romance. For the first time in fifteen years, he won’t have a child to look after. After a long motorcycle ride and several straight shots of tequila, he’s feeling no pain. But what will he do without his daughter over the winter? She went searching for adventure after raising three kids to adulthood. The trip to Alaska is a dream fulfilled. In a lodge several hundred miles from the big city, these two people begin a conversation. He has an empty passenger seat; she’s ready to ride. Do they have a future beyond this chance encounter?

Gray Matters

Author: William Hjortsberg

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books ; Markham, Ont. : Distributed in Canada by PaperJacks

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 159

View: 699

Family & Relationships

Gray Matters

Author: Ellyn Lem

Publisher: Global Perspectives on Aging

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 286

View: 319

Gray Matters: Finding Meaning in the Stories of Later Life examines films, literature, and art that focus on aging, often made by people who are over sixty-five. These texts are analyzed alongside recent gerontology research and extensive commentary from interviews and surveys of seniors to show how "stories" illuminate the dynamics of growing old by blending fact with imagination, giving a fuller picture of the aging process.