Rachel's Children, originally published in 1938 by Harper & Brothers, is a powerful story about a woman of immense psychological and spiritual presence attempting to work her way amidst structures of power, property, authority, and genealogy in a world of laws and of other regulations created, interpreted, and administered by men. It is about the particular problems of widowhood, of single parenthood, of solitary ownership and distribution of property, of testamentary intention, of standards of mental competence, of statutory definition and standing in courts of law. It is also, simply enough, a story about a woman's loneliness, aging and impending death, and a mother's love, which is at once creative and destructive. Philip Beidler's introduction places this novel within the scheme of the literature of the 1930s and traces the literary trends that influenced Hassell's writing. He points to Hassell's definitive treatment of matters of agriculture, commerce, law, class and race relations, local manners, and folkways in the regional setting of Northport, Tuscaloosa and Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, in the early part of this century.
Rachel's Children is the true story of a contemporary Ojibwa household and the woman and her children who are at its core. As their lives unfold, we understand how traditional beliefs help Rachel's family cope as they encounter racism in rural Michigan. Beardslee writes in a style that is a combination of ethnography, theatrical script, and novel, echoing the Ojibwa style of storytelling. Her book will be valuable for instructors in Native studies, multicultural education, and anthropology.
Her lie came back to haunt her… Ten years ago Rachel and Stephen had had an affair—and the result was little Jamie. For reasons of her own, Rachel had told Stephen that Jamie was someone else's child. But when Rachel finally admitted Stephen was the father, he wouldn't believe her. He was convinced Rachel was a conniving, scheming woman who would go to any lengths to get what she wanted—and she appeared to want Stephen. Perhaps it wasn't a case of what Rachel wanted at all, but what Jamie needed—a dad! Jennifer Taylor "is sure to touch each and every heart in a unique but fierce way." —Affaire de Coeur
They Had Nothing In Common. Except One Night… That magical night was everything model Rachel Barlow had ever hoped for. But in the morning, J. D. Stanley was gone, and he'd taken her heart with him. Rachel knew she'd never see him again…until, like a white knight, he charged in and rescued her from exhaustion, taking her to his west Texas ranch to recuperate. Men of the West
Do animals have moral rights? If so, which ones? How does this affect our thinking about agriculture and experimentation? If animals have moral rights, should they be protected by law? These are some of the questions addressed in this collection, which contains more than 30 papers spanning nearly 40 years of debates about animal rights. It includes work by leading advocates of animal rights both in philosophy and law, as well as contributions by those resolutely opposed to the very idea of animal rights. A substantial Introduction surveys key arguments in the area and puts the papers in context.
The eleventh edition of this renowned, topically organized anthology provides a superb balance of historical selections and recent material. The text covers reason and religious belief, human knowledge, mind and its place in nature, determinism, free will and responsibility, and morality and its critics in five parts with careful attention to opposing points of view.
Trusted & Treasured by Millions of Readers over 30 years, the Life Application(R) Study Bible Is Today's #1-Selling Study Bible Now it has been thoroughly updated and expanded, offering even more relevant insights for understanding and applying God's Word to everyday life in today's world. Discover How You Can Apply the Bible to Your Life Today With a fresh two-color interior design and meaningfully updated study notes and features, this Bible will help you understand God's Word better than ever. It answers the real-life questions that you may have and provides you practical yet powerful ways to apply the Bible to your life every day. Study the stories and teachings of the Bible with verse-by-verse commentary. Gain wisdom from people in the Bible by exploring their accomplishments and learning from their mistakes. Survey the big picture of each book through overviews, vital statistics, outlines, and timelines, and grasp difficult concepts using in-text maps, charts, and diagrams--all to help you do life God's way, every day. Features: (Enhanced, updated, and with new content added throughout) Now more than 10,000 Life Application(R) notes and features Over 100 Life Application(R) profiles of key Bible people Introductions and overviews for each book of the Bible More than 500 maps & charts placed for quick reference Dictionary/concordance Extensive side-column cross-reference system to facilitate deeper study Life Application(R) index to notes, charts, maps, and profiles Refreshed design with a second color for visual clarity 16 pages of full-color maps Quality Smyth-sewn binding--durable, made for frequent use, and lays flat when open Presentation page Single-column format Christian Worker's Resource, a special supplement to enhance the reader's ministry effectiveness Full text of the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), combining the latest biblical scholarship with clear, natural English
Every year, schools and libraries run reading challenges for children to encourage them to read more books. This personalised reading challenge notebook can help your child keep track of the books they read and record their feelings for each one - whether in writing or drawings (or both). For children aged 4-11 (younger children will need some adult assistance) Full colour interior featuring a unicorn design on white paper [see "Look Inside"] Glossy, non-spiral, durable paperback cover (8.5 inches x 11 inches) featuring a unicorn and rainbow design and personalised with your child's name making it more fun and interactive for them 46 pages - tracker for 20 books Perfect for fiction and non-fiction books Rating system is based on 5 unicorns your child can colour-in Spelling is UK English (also available in US English) The Unicorn Reading Challenge notebook comes in a variety of personalised female names as well as a nameless generic version. See our other listings for more in the range and our other unique designs. Keep checking back for your child's name if we don't have it. US English versions coming soon. Please note: we recommend drawings are done in coloured pencils or crayons to avoid bleed.
Contributors analyze how economic, political, and cultural changes over the past several decades have reshaped the experiences and representations of children and youth in the United States. From publisher description.
New York Times Bestseller "Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well "For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem, How to Raise an Adult is the right book at the right time." -Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.
Lament does not seem to be a pervasive feature of the New Testament, particularly when viewed in relation to the Old Testament. A careful investigation of the New Testament, however, reveals that it thoroughly incorporates the pattern of Old Testament lament into its proclamation of the gospel, especially in the person of Jesus Christ as he both prays and embodies lament. As an act that fundamentally calls upon God to be faithful to God's promises to Israel and to the church, lament in the New Testament becomes a prayer of longing for God's kingdom, which has been inaugurated in the ministry and resurrection of Jesus, fully to come.
The biblical motif of a land divinely-promised and given to Abraham and his descendants is argued to be an ideological reflex of post-monarchic, territorial disputes between competing socio-religious groups. The important biblical motif of a Promised Land is founded upon the ancient Near Eastern concept of ancestral land: hereditary space upon which families lived, worked, died and were buried. An essential element of concept of ancestral land was the belief in the post-mortem existence of the ancestors, who were venerated with grave offerings, mortuary feasts, bone rituals and standing stones. The Hebrew Bible is littered with stories concerning these practices and beliefs, yet the specific correlation of ancestor veneration and certain biblical land claims has gone unrecognized. The book remedies this in presenting evidence for the vital and persistent impact of ancestor veneration upon land claims. It proposes that ancestor veneration, which formed a common ground in the experiences of various socio-religious groups in ancient Israel, became in the Hebrew Bible an ideological battlefield upon which claims to the land were won and lost.