Religion

The Road to Daybreak

Author: Henri Nouwen

Publisher: Image

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 946

When Henri Nouwen left the world of academe and headed for the village of Trosly in France, he sought a place that would lead him "closer to the heart of God." Arriving at L'Arche community in Trosly, he felt as if he had finally "come home." Indeed, it was destined to change his life forever. The Road to Daybreak is Henri Nouwen's intimate diary that records his poignant year at L'Arche, which began in the summer of 1985, a precious time of inner renewal and self-discovery. With simplicity and honesty, he describes how the experience changed his attitudes and enriched his spiritual life. Here Nouwen recounts the struggles and self-doubts he faced along this rocky road to a new vocation as he introduces us to the people of L'Arche and many others whose impact on him was deep and life-lasting. Such was the impact of this experience that he chose to say yes to the call to go to L'Arche Daybreak Community in Toronto and make it his permanent home and ministry. Rich in insights and sparkling with touching and inspiring anecdotes, The Road to Daybreak invites the reader to join this renowed spiritual writer on his journey to a deeper understanding of God and the human family.
Religion

You Are the Beloved

Author: Henri J.M. Nouwen

Publisher: Convergent Books

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 688

Seven million copies of his books in print! This daily devotional from the bestselling author of such spiritual classics as The Return of the Prodigal Son and The Wounded Healer offers deep spiritual insight into human experience, intimacy, brokeness, and mercy. Nouwen devoted much of his later ministry to emphasizing the singular concept of our identity as the Beloved of God. In an interview, he said that he believed the central moment in Jesus's public ministry to be his baptism in the Jordan, when Jesus heard the affirmation, "You are my beloved son on whom my favor rests." "That is the core experience of Jesus," Nouwen writes. "He is reminded in a deep, deep way of who he is. . . . I think his whole life is continually claiming that identity in the midst of everything." You Are Beloved is a daily devotional intended to empower readers to claim this truth in their own lives. Featuring the best of Nouwen's writing from previously published works, this devotional will propel the canon forward as it draws on this rich literature in new and compelling ways. It will appeal to readers already familiar with Nouwen's work as well as new readers looking for a devotional to guide them into a deeper awareness of their identity in Jesus.
Fiction

The Road to Nowhere

Author: Catherine M. Byrne

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 497

For Isa and Davie Reid, life as immigrants is full of loneliness and despair. On the long journey from her home in the northern isles of Scotland, Isa meets up with Sarah, a young girl from the Irish community in Liverpool, who has been sent to Canada to marry a friend of her father, a man twice her age whom she has never met. Through the years, both Sarah and Isa grow into strong independent women. The struggle to build a better life in this new, often harsh land is intercepted and exacerbated by the great war, which brings tragedy to some, yet gives Sarah the means of escape from what she sees as the nothingness of her existence. Left alone during the war years, Isa is faced with extra trials that she could have never foreseen. Tragedy of the past and challenges of the present threaten to overwhelm her, yet she confronts every setback with her normal strength of spirit and unending optimism.
Fiction

The Road to Bayou Bridge

Author: Liz Talley

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 799

"As a wild teenager, Darby Dufrene tore up the roads around Bayou Bridge. However, years of serving in the navy have reformed him. Now that he's discharged, he's ready to settle down ... just not here in Louisiana. But his "quick" visit becomes the opposite when he discovers that a long-ago, impulsive wedding he had with Renny Latioles was not annulled. Fine. He and Renny are in perfect agreement-an uncontested divorce and he'll be on his way. Too bad the crazy attraction that pulled them together before is just as strong, and it isn't listening to logic. Spending time with her makes him crave more. It could be they're still married for a reason."--P. [4] of cover.
Fiction

Daybreak Massacre

Author: Emeni Tony Ned

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 335

A distress community in a bid to find lasting solution to its territorial problem traced it to the Criminal Divisional Jackboot officer whom after his transfer to the town crime rate suddenly increased. The people severally appealed to the commissioner of Jackboot and the state government did not get any feedback decided to lean on faith for survival but faith was a compromising factor when arm robbery cases were recorded until a final showdown that almost rocked the whole community. Armed men in broad daylight invaded the only bank, in the community and successfully made away with large sum of money. The Jackboot was alerted but delayed its response, with a cover story of not having ammunition. The provoked youths of the town burnt down the Jackboot station. Consequently the government intervened by sending Jackboot officers to Massacre the citizens in cold blood thereby turning the town to a deserted zone.
Fiction

The Road to Lisbon

Author: Martin Greig

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 290

We did it by playing football. Pure, beautiful, inventive football. May 1967: The summer of love. Anything seems possible. Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll... and football. Celtic FC's home-grown team travel to Lisbon, to face the mighty Inter Milan in a bid to become champions of Europe. For their manager, Jock Stein, it is the culmination of a long personal journey which began in the darkness of the Lanarkshire coalmines. After years of hardship, despair and rejection, he has created an irresistible attacking force who are out to free European football from the stranglehold of defensive tactics. For Tim, a Celtic fanatic, the road trip to Portugal with his four friends marks a coming of age. Sixties London - and the love of a beautiful woman - is calling him, but can he leave behind his family and friends for a heady new world? The Road to Lisbon intertwines Jock and Tim's personal accounts of the seven days up to and including that legendary night in the Estádio Nacional. It is about the underdog's quest for identity against the odds, of hopes and dreams, of self-discovery, courage and of triumph over adversity.
Fiction

The Road to Mama Bear

Author: Nancy Palmie

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 277

View: 305

Matt Haldeman is still young but already wealthy when he drops out of corporate America. With his beloved dogs and his brand-new truck and trailer, he sheds most of his material possessions and begins his life anew. Matt sets out to discover all he had been missing. He travels solo through Nevada, Montana, British Columbia, and Alaska through snow-covered mountains beyond growth, struggle, and death. He had dreamed of these quiet roads and moonlit woodlands, and now the earth had become his new reality. But this strange new life is not without bitter internal conflict. After extreme highs and lows and intensive soul-searching, several life-altering events occur in rapid succession. A fortuitous meeting brings him to a ranch in British Columbia that is owned by Martha, also known as Mama Bear. It is at the ranch where Matt ultimately discovers the truth and meaning for which he had long been searching.
History

The Road to Oran

Author: David Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 188

On 3 July 1940, soon after the collapse of the French front and France's request for an armistice, a reluctant Royal Navy commander opened fire on the French Navy squadron at Mers-el-Kebir. Some 1,300 French sailors lost their lives. The late David Brown's detailed account finally conveys an objective understanding of the course of events that led up to this tragedy. This new book makes extensive use of primary sources such as correspondence, reports and signals traffic, from the British Cabinet to the admirals, the commanders-in-chief and the liaison officers. It shows how the driving force behind this extraordinary event was the British government's determination that the French Fleet would never fall into the hands of the Axis powers. A combination of mistrust, dissembling, poor communications and outright enmity over the preceding month had catastrophic results, both for the individuals concerned and for the future of Franco-British naval relations.