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  • The Rhythm of Job: The Book of Job Paraphrased and in Meter

    by Robert McFadden
    Poetry appears in the Bible in numerous forms throughout both the Old and the New Testaments, from the book of Job and the psalms to the letters from Paul. Its use provides a heightened awareness of the message conveyed; it exposes depths of meaning that apply to each individual’s inner murmurings and elevates the holy text to endless levels of perception. In The Rhythm of Job, author Robert McFadden offers a reinterpretation of the longest and oldest poem of the Old Testament, the book of Jo... more
  • Chronic Mental Illness:

    by Eace Bee; Honey Bee; and Priscilla Bee
    Chronic Mental Illness: A Living Nightmare A plea for compassion, better understanding, and more funding to help those with mental illness and their caregivers. Eace Bee was a promising young student hoping to become an architect or a rapper when, nearing the end of high school, he was, by his own account, struck down by crippling mental illness. Diagnosed as a severe paranoid schizophrenic, he has for 20-plus years struggled with mood swings that can make him seem menacing, voices from animate ... more
  • The Unjust "Justice"

    by Edward Castle
    In his late teens, Henry Carmel was stricken with schizophrenia—a life-altering mental illness characterized by tormenting voices, impaired judgment, and acute paranoia. In 1996, Henry was attacked by a huge dog. Fearing for his life, he panicked and killed the animal. Despite test results and reports supplied by an unbiased veterinary pathologist, the corrupt county veterinarian contradicted the pathologist and aggravated the incident with a false theory. At the hands of a power-hungry deputy d... more
  • You, Yes You, Can Teach Someone to Read

    by Lucille Tessier Chagnon
    IN A PRINT-SATURATED SOCIETY, MILLIONS OF SO-CALLED NON-READERS RECOGNIZE STOP, GO, BANK, BUS. HOWEVER, BECAUSE THEY WERE NEVER SHOWN HOW TO BUILD A READING FOUNDATION ON SUCH SIMPLE WORDS, THEY MISTAKENLY BELIEVE THAT THEY CANNOT LEARN. ENTHUSIASTIC LISTENING IS CRUCIAL IN WORKING WITH HESITANT READERS. IT CREATES SAFE SPACE, ACCELERATES LEARNING, AND BEGINS TO DISPEL SELF-DEFEATING BELIEFS. ONCE THEY FEEL SAFE ENOUGH TO TALK ABOUT THEIR REAL INTERESTS, MANY TERMS BECOME SIGHT WORDS THAT ALLOW ... more
  • Oracle of Love

    by Michael Abramowitz
    The Oracle of Love is a contemporary interpretation of the I Ching, an ancient Chinese book of wisdom. It proposes Love to be the primary spiritual purpose and sexual love to be a source of both personal and spiritual delight. It is easy to use - it takes a minute or two to cast a hexagram and another to read its text. Guidelines for interpreting the hexagrams are provided.
  • Becoming Amish

    by Jeff Smith

     

    Bill and Tricia Moser were living in one of America’s wealthiest enclaves when they stepped away and began a journey of belief and purpose that eventually led to full immersion in a horse-and-buggy Amish life.

    No more BMWs. No more architectural or medical careers. Instead, the Mosers drew close with their children, built pallets for money, canned food, and bonded with people of their Amish faith and community. Here, in Becoming Amish, they offer a moder... more

  • The Voice from Inside: Failure Brings New Knowledge

    by John Wannamaker
    The book removes the wall that separates society from knowing the intricacies of punishment behind the wall of the federal bureau of prisons and the justice system. What works? What does John Wannamaker offer as suggestions for change that will affect us? What do we teach to young men before the age of 18? What can women do to protect themselves from men? There is so much more to this book than these topics. Relationship advice, societal advice, management advice and much more.
  • Real Teachers: True Stories of Renegade Educators

    by Stuart Grauer
    What is authentic education? For that matter, what is a school? And what is a teacher? Over the last few decades, the American classroom has undergone a shift of enormous magnitude and the consequences of this are truly beginning to make themselves known. In Stuart Grauer's collection of true, short stories, Real Teachers, we are asked to consider the goals of contemporary education and ask: Is this what a school should be? Is this all a school can be? In Real Teachers, Grauer asks us to embrace... more
  • Fearless Teaching: Collected Stories

    by Stuart Grauer
    Fearless Teaching is the rare book about education that is both beautiful and critically relevant. With a command of language, story telling, observation, and insight that is all but extinct in non-fiction, Grauer weaves a vivid tapestry where the warp is ‘how we learn best’ and the waft is ‘the soul of the true teacher’. A book that belongs on the shelf of all who are custodians of our youth, to remind us of why we teach and just how powerful the transformation of learning can be.
  • Heart-Based Singing

    by Agatha Carubia
    A unique treasure of vocal wisdom, Heart-Based Singing will be the sole guide to understanding, refining and developing your voice. Agatha Carubia lovingly directs you to the core of your singing technique with the simplicity and passion inspired by 30 years of teaching success. Using a hybrid of the Eastern chakra energy system and the classical Bel Canto vocal technique, Heart-Based Singing serves as a trouble-shooting template for your voice, with practical exercises, tools and solutions fo... more
  • Consciousness

    by Huub Klinkenberg
    Billions of years ago, the mind separated from The Source. During this separation, the soul came into existence. But why? Consciousness details the history of man and which states of consciousness human beings have gone through in their evolution, and what is still ahead. The time between our lives on Earth is explained and the author elaborates on questions like: What does being born and dying actually mean? How do they pertain to karma and the life plan? And how does the energy system of chakr... more
  • Too Cold for Alligators

    by Sasha Wolfe
    Courage and vulnerability are intertwined in this once-in-a-lifetime journey. To undertake such a trip alone, push the self beyond the comfort zone, and venture into unfamiliar territories without any specific time limits or set goals is, without a doubt, a test of true strength. Feelings, mistakes, “acts of stupidity,” and constant mind chatter are laid bare in the writing. Mix in the joy and delights of exploring new places, learning about other areas, the excitement of discovery and this book... more
  • Ziggy's Secrets: An Internet Password Keeper

    by Rosemary Augustine
    My cat Ziggy has a secret! And it’s your secrets he is keeping. Ziggy’s Secrets is an Internet password keeper, designed to look like a cat story book yet is disguised to be your personal internet password log book for use at home or in the office. There is plenty of room with 150 pages, including space for entries such as the name of your account, the URL, your log in / user name, and password, as well as space for answers to security questions, a place for your account # and any additional n... more
  • Write!

    by Gerald DiPego

    Find the truth in your fiction through Gerald DiPego's method of emotional realism gained from 45 years as a successful professional. A personal, conversational how-to book on creative writing from novelist, playwright, and screenwriter with films such as Sharky's Machine, Phenomenon, Message in a Bottle, Words & Pictures, etc.

  • Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood: Firsthand Advice, Tips and Stories from Lesbian and Gay Couples

    by Eric Rosswood
    Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood guides and helps prospective LGBT parents to explore these five popular options: Adoption, Foster Care, Assisted Reproduction, Surrogacy and Co-Parenting. Each section includes a description of the specific family-building approach, followed by personal stories from same-sex couples and individuals who have chosen and gone through that particular journey. The appendix contains important legal issues to consider and questions to ask before deciding to move forwar... more

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