• Newly available in print and eBook editions • Supports a foundational book for youth in the Episcopal Church • Releases along with the revised edition of primary text In addition to a book for teens, My Faith, My Life is a curriculum. With this guide, leaders can create short, intermediate, and longer programs, including confirmation sequences of six, nine, or twelve-sessions, a retreat or similar short program, or a longer study that is integrated with other current programs over the entire academic year. Filled with prayers to begin and end each session, plus a variety of activities that tap into multiple learning styles and ways to interact with the congregation, this will be a primary go-to resource for any youth leader. New material includes how to select, train, and support mentors, as well as how leaders can strengthen their own spiritual life. With this Leader’s Guide, My Faith, My Life will continue as a trusted confirmation curriculum for the Episcopal Church.
The Russian revolution in 1917 and ensuing civil war caused a massive exodus of upper class, intelligentsia, and military families from Russia. The author's parents were part of that exodus, having stayed on until the very end of the Russian Civil War during which the author's father, Major General Paul Petroff, played an important role in the struggle against the Bolsheviks. They lived in northern China, Shanghai, Japan, and, after years of wandering, arrived in California where they became U.S. citizens and part of the American establishment. As you leaf through the memoir, you will find that the family witnessed the War of the Chinese Warlords, the militarization of Japan where the author's father had a law suit against the government for the recovery of gold bullion deposited by him for safekeeping with the Japanese Military Mission in 1920, the air raids over Tokyo, post-war American politics, the Cold War, the difficult years of the Vietnam War debate, and the Iraq War. Carefully documented from family archival materials, the memoir is a richly woven account of an odyssey that spanned eighty-five years of the author's life, from Harbin, China to the San Francisco Bay Area in California.
The journey of broken women is a collection of stories that are touching and heartwarming and inspirational.These are women who went through struggles, brokenness, the hurts and the suffering many of us face today.These remarkable stories contains teachings, important lessons and even divine wisdom from these courageous women.As I began to chronicle their lives and faith, I saw how God took them from nothing, walked them through their trials of life, and use it all to create something beautiful out of nothingness. I began to understand that no matter what, God loves us. You too can rise above that pain, you too can rise above that brokenness.Honor goes above the pain, you can soar like an eagle and rise above that storm. God loves you, and he can help you to climb out of your own pit of despair, he can make that broken life whole, you were not build to break. (2nd cor 4:8-9) TO GOD BE THE GLORY Emily Maloisane is a best selling author and a speaker, she is a speaker at church events and Christian women events. Her passion is to teach women about the unconditional love of God and how you can be transformed.For information about Emily or how to purchase her book visit Xulon press website at: www.xulonpress.com.
In the summer of 1965, an eighteen-year-old boy, filled with frustration and anger at the injustices of the segregated society in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, volunteers to help Civil Rights workers sent to Alabama by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference as part of a campaign to register black people to vote. A few short months later, he finds himself in Atlanta, standing in the sanctuary of Ebenezer Baptist Church being interviewed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for a position on SCLC’s field staff. As a young foot soldier in the Civil Rights Movement, author John Reynolds was an eyewitness to history. In The Fight for Freedom, he shares his experiences in some of the hot spots of that day, such as Selma, Birmingham, and Mississippi. A passionate and dedicated soldier, Reynolds was jailed more than twenty times and beaten on numerous occasions as he went through some of the toughest battles of the movement and played a role in awakening the national conscience and redeeming the soul of America. “The revealing, relevant, coming-of-age tale of a man and a nation. Tracing his years in the civil rights movement, Reynolds offers an insider’s view of the people, events and tactics that brought the United States closer to the fulfillment of the founders’ promise that ‘all men are created equal.’ Although this account concerns a time now past, it’s nonetheless a timely reminder that citizens should always be ready to fight the good fight.” –Excerpt from Kirkus Reviews
This is a story of the life of my mom and me; filled with rich wisdom and knowledge from God on the plan for our lives. God has a plan for your life that will always enrich your life with so many blessings you will not have room to receive them. As you read through these pages, I pray you will find some answers to questions that you’ve asked yourself, but you never had the courage to ask anyone else. I also pray you will know without a doubt that no matter what you’re going through, how difficult life sometimes get, God is there with you all the way. No matter how many times, you’ve had to go to bed and cry, just trust God and know that God has everything you need. He loves you, and you are very, very special to Him. Be encouraged, the best, is yet to come!
Today God is still performing miracles, fulfilling prophecy and working in many OTHER WAYS to prepare the world for Jesus’ return. Inside these pages are dozens of true and documented stories that show how God has touched the lives of many people. Among them are: * Josh McDowell * Chuck Swindoll * Hal Lindsey * Gracia Burnham * Hugh Ross * Joni Eareckson Tada * Elisabeth Elliot * Astronaut “Buzz” Aldrin * Congressman Sam Johnson Together they have written hundreds of books, taped thousands of radio shows, appeared on television and preached to millions. You will also read stories about: Organizations: * Gideons International * Wycliffe Bible Translators * CBN/The 700 Club Christian Businesses: * Hobby Lobby * Mardel Christian Stores * Chick Fil-A® * Interstate Batteries * DaySpring Cards Sports Celebrities: * Emmitt Smith * Josh Hamilton * Drew Brees * Zach Johnson * Tim Tebow Musicians: * Bill and Gloria Gaither * David Meece * Rhema Marvanne
Aayan is a person with some inborn qualities and personality traits. With time he learnt several behaviour, knowledge and experiences. He tries to use all of them together to get a kick in his life but every time he failed. He also met several persons in his life and all of them have taught some different experiences. With all different types of personal and professional situations he became all together a person with different qualities and personality traits. This book is not only a psychological journey of Aayan but actually each one of us. Aayan did different experiments in his life at different stages. He failed several times at personal and professional levels but after every failure he takes the next step with an optimistic approach without thinking much about the results but he starts failing one after another with every new experiments. Will Aayan’s learning experiences from his failures makes him successful or his one after another essence of failures in life takes him to depression, anxiety, or can develop suicidal tendencies to skip from all his problems. Or, with his optimistic approach he considers all his failures as incidents of his life and shall use all his experience with failures to become successful one day. All questions will be answered in the story which everyone can corelate with own’s life.
"Focusing on the exploits of Private Henry Fleming and his fellow soldiers, Lentz's study of Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage debunks earlier criticism of the novel as impressionistic by proving, through a close examination of war history, combat, and, specifically, the Chancellorsville battle, its realistic founding"--Provided by publisher.
Purification Practice is woven to create realisation and awareness that may enthuse a large number of individuals to seek a deeper understanding of what they are, who they are and what is their true purpose in this world. It presents a wise and holy approach to achieving wholeness and become worthy of God's grace, to living in the Word of God. Filled with inspirations, Poems and Bible quotes, the book aims to open both the readers' hearts and minds to the spiritual truths that will guide them through their journey to their ultimate God-given destiny. It is essential to have quality relationship first within ourselves and then with God and others to learn lessons to evolve our souls and spirit because happiness depends on our spiritual maturity, soul growth, faith, and holiness. It is imperative that we are spiritually conscious and realise how powerless we are against the divine power of God. The need to be empowered by the Holy Spirit and to prepare with faith and hope spiritually for that time of Christ's return is even more crucial now than ever in history. Through this book, readers will find enlightenment and wisdom that will allow them to purify themselves and learn how to embrace the love of God and Jesus-allowing the divine power to rule in their mind, heart and soul until eternity.
My 20 Week Journey is about Dylanda Young goal to lose 63 pounds in 20 weeks. She starts out with a change of mind and believing that she could do it. She begins to work out every day and eat healthy. It wasn't easy and she cried a lot doing the journey but she never quit. She details how she had to heal from her past and move forward.
The Biscuit on the Back of the Stove is a spiritual journey inviting the reader to explore the many ways in which God is present to all of us. Through stories and personal experiences Bev encourages each of us to tell our own stories. We are invited to pay attention to the many places where our God is lurking, waiting patiently for us to notice. With prayerful reflection this book can be an enhancement to anyone 's relationship with their God.
Melbourne, the late 1940s. A young conservative Australian poet named Christopher Chubb decides to teach his country a lesson about pretension and authenticity. Choosing as his target the most avant-garde of the literary magazines, he submits for publication the entire oeuvre of one Bob McCorkle, a working-class poet of raw power and sexual frankness, conveniently dead at twenty-four and entirely the product of Chubb's imagination. Not only does the magazine fall for the hoax, but the local authorities also sue its editor for publishing obscenity. At the trial someone uncannily resembling the faked photograph of the invented McCorkle, leaps to his feet. At this moment a horrified Chubb is confronted by the malevolent being he has himself manufactured...
This book will offer you practical ways to deal with interstitial cystitis head-on, empowering you to take back your health. Elisabeth Yaotani, who has suffered with chronic pain and illness herself, shares how she has moved from reeling in pain on a daily basis to becoming symptom-free and being able to enjoy her life again. Based on her 12-year journey with interstitial cystitis, which took her to multiple doctors and resulted in her trying out numerous and often painful therapies, Elisabeth shares tried-and-tested strategies to help anyone who is trying to win their own battle with chronic illness. In these pages you will learn: How to find and stop the root cause of chronic disease How to reverse inflammation and keep it from coming back Which foods to eat and avoid for optimal health How to address genetic variants that are affecting your body's natural pathways How to overcome your pain once and for all Chronic disease doesn't have to rule your life. If you want to take control of your health and reclaim your life, this book is for you.
“This year, eighty-one different stories battled for our affections, ranging in content from a post-apocalyptic suburb coping with rumours of cannibalism, to a movie theatre in Mauritius where dreams of a better future flicker onscreen, to a mattress store where a long-lasting friendship threatens to come undone. For each of us, it was a chance to partake in a process that now stretches back twenty-five years, a sneak peak at authors who – in the future – will likely become favourites.” --Miranda Hill, Mark Medley, and Russell Wangersky (from their Introduction) Among the stories this year: Brimming with restless energy, Doretta Lau’s “How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?” is a sometimes provocative portrait of adolescent angst and rebellion set among a gang of “dragoons” growing up in Vancouver. It vividly brings to life a twenty-first-century culture clash and illuminates the struggles, and alienation, of Chinese youth – whether from Hong Kong or the Mainland – now living in “Lotus Land.” Doretta Lau’s story positively hums, the language a well-shaken cocktail of influences ranging from hip-hop and Asian cinema to Chinese history and “the slang of the West.” As vibrant and colourful as graffiti. Well-timed and yet still carefully fractured enough to be jarring, Eliza Robertson’s “My Sister Sang” is a marvel of unexpected directions and sharp edges. A deftly-told story of two eavesdroppers, one a linguist, the other, professionally tuned to acoustics, who listen – over and over – to every scrap of a tragedy. Even with the distance and detachment of its characters from the centre of its disaster, there is no easy peace, no mere scientific examination of cause and effect: this is writing as carefully crafted and fine as pastry, with thin, perfect layers where every line serves to strengthen the rest. Naben Ruthnum’s “Cinema Rex” is as rich and visual as the films at its centre, which play on the new movie screen in one neighbourhood of Mauritius in the 1950s. The author beautifully draws the connections between the changing community, inundated by Hollywood and after-school English lessons, and a season of vital shifts for three friends transitioning out of boyhood. Full of heady sensory details, Ruthnum’s deft observations of family and class interactions create an entire world of established histories and hierarchies, even though the reader is only privy to a sliver of these stories.