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by Christy ThomasDeath is the great inevitability. The one commonality that all people experience is that we will all take our first breath and we will all take our last breath. If we think about it at all, we also all long for ordinary, simple deaths. But our medicalized way of dying destroys that hope. Right now, Medicare reimburses for all the wrong things. If we keep our elderly and terminally ill in the hospital system, punctured and tortured by one useless and expensive test and procedure after anoth... more
by Wolf PascoeEver wonder exactly why anesthesiologists describe their job as hours of boredom, moments of panic? With gentle precision, anesthesiologist Wolf Pascoe teases apart an overlooked world and unveils the eggshell dance that takes place at the head of an operating table. A personal odyssey that goes deep into the heart of anesthesia's most fearsome mystery—breathing—this short book offers a seat on the stage of humanity's original theatre. It will change the way you think about life, and breath.
by Thomas BeckThe End of Homo Sapiens: And the Birth of a New Species presents a compelling account of the spiritual awakening of humanity. Our species shift is occurring through the enlightening of individuals such as Thomas Beck, who was initiated into expanded states via meditation and otherworldly beings. By sharing his own personal story as well as psychotherapy case stories, Dr. Beck convinces us that a phase-transition to a higher order species, Homo sapiens lumina, has already begun. In the wink of... more
by JRobin WhitleyA compilation of poetry, reflections and essays this book is written in a style showing the challenges that the Lesbian Christian faces in living an open life while also seeking to live a life of faith. It is the author's intent that the book may assist the lesbian reader in identifying the goodness in her own life, and also be a book to be shared with parents and friends in order that issues of faith can be seen alongside the gift of being a lesbian. Robin received her M.Div. from Lutheran The... more
by Mit SandruLife under communism is cruel and inhumane. Commit the smallest political infraction, and the secret police will arrest you. The only ray of hope is the West, but getting out from communism is difficult. Communist countries have a “Berlin Wall” around them. It is a crime to escape by crossing the border illegally, and anyone caught is beaten and imprisoned, sometimes even shot. I was eighteen, and I was living in hell. However, I would rather have died than keep living as a communist slave. This... more
by Brandon WolfeAre YOU happy? Over a span of eleven years, Brandon Wolfe backpacked throughout fifteen different countries, having been chased by wild animals, contracted one of the world’s deadliest diseases three different times, witnessed multiple natural wonders of the Earth, found himself in the middle of demonic deliverances, and set foot in villages that had never seen white people before. He was also told in 2005 by medical professionals that he had until around age forty (give or take) to live… ... more
by Sandra EvansBee Godskiss Daley had every reason to throw in the towel: A mountain of financial problems. Her sister’s cancer. Her own chronic health problems. An ongoing, bitter divorce after years of living with a controlling, alcoholic husband. But step by step, with the support of her local Al-Anon chapter and her growing faith in God, Daley began to understand that as bad as things seemed to be, she had a choice: support life or destroy life. I Choose Life invites you to share her journey of discovery a... more
by TenacityIn this autobiography, the author, using the pen name Tenacity, admits he made many mistakes, but he never stopped living. In TWSC, he shares the experiences of his first twenty-five years of life—which he likens to a Ferris wheel with all of its ups and downs.TWSC explores the many different and intimate views of Tenacity’s early years , including childhood highs and lows, his education, puppy love, incarcerations, drug experimentation, and service in Vietnam. A man who traveled in many circles... more
by Mary Lou DarstFor young Mary Lou, life was an adventure. Her father served in the military, and she traveled the world with him and her family. His assignments took them to Alaska, Virginia, Japan, Texas, and Germany, as part of the US Army’s responsibilities in policing the world. This candid memoir recounts her family’s life in new places and cultures following World War II. What was it like to be a child living in Japan seven years after the war? What was it like to be a thirteen-year-old living in Germany... more
by Teresa Prins-WoodSAINT SOMEBODY is a true story about a young girl's quest to become famous. Believing that she has been on the receiving end of two miracles, Teresa determines to find fame by becoming a Saint. The book is a poignant and humorous 'coming of age' memoir that demonstrates the impact of family dynamics on individual development.
by Larry J Dunlap
IMAGINE YOU LIVE IN INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA in the early 60s and you love singing with your buddies just for fun until you are suddenly dropped into the San Francisco music scene just before the summer of 1965. You can stay if you can find a way to turn your singing group into a rock and roll band in less than a week! And you must be willing to sacrifice and leave everything else you love behind.
NIGHT PEOPLE, an intimate literary memoir,... more
by Nicholas RetyThis is a boy’s firsthand account of the Second World War siege of Budapest and the trials of its aftermath, transitioning to an English private school and tough days in London on the way to medical school. Emerging as a urological surgeon, the journey continues to far-flung places, always keeping the human focus. A life lived to the full, it finds the author taking up flying at age fifty-six, something to rekindle the flying daydreams of the armchair pilot.
by Richard BalloThe story chronicles Richard Ballo's journey as a single dad after losing his young wife to cancer. The author bares his soul in this brutally honest account of grief with all the emptiness, anger, hopelessness, and guilt of being windowed at only 39 years of age. Through Rich's journaling we are privy to his innermost thoughts and feelings.
by Daniel V. Runyon
Snow three miles deep blankets Antarctica, a continent larger than Europe. Go there and experience the wonders of nature with Dr. Munn.
by Daniel V. RunyonBenjamin Franklin shaped American journalism, civic life, economics, and politics by his example as a publisher, editor, writer, business leader, and statesman. Every American should read the story he wrote of his own life. And now they can, for this edition of his autobiography tells his entire story in his own words, just 29% shorter with fewer words and shorter sentences. You will smile, cry, laugh, or wince on almost every page at his humor, pathos, wit, and profound insight into human thou... more
by Anna Blake