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A Secret Gift

By Ted Gup
  • ISBN Code: : 1101444630
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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An inspiring account of America at its worst-and Americans at their best-woven from the stories of Depression-era families who were helped by gifts from the author's generous and secretive grandfather. Shortly before Christmas 1933 in Depression-scarred Canton, Ohio, a small newspaper ad offered $10, no strings attached, to 75 families in distress. Interested readers were asked to submit letters describing their hardships to a benefactor calling himself Mr. B. Virdot. The author's grandfather Sam Stone was inspired to place this ad and assist his fellow Cantonians as they prepared for the cruelest Christmas most of them would ever witness. Moved by the tales of suffering and expressions of hope contained in the letters, which he discovered in a suitcase 75 years later, Ted Gup initially set out to unveil the lives behind them, searching for records and relatives all over the country who could help him flesh out the family sagas hinted at in those letters. From these sources, Gup has re-created the impact that Mr B. Virdot's gift had on each family. Many people yearned for bread, coal, or other necessities, but many others received money from B. Virdot for more fanciful items-a toy horse, say, or a set of encyclopedias. As Gup's investigations revealed, all these things had the power to turn people's lives around- even to save them. But as he uncovered the suffering and triumphs of dozens of strangers, Gup also learned that Sam Stone was far more complex than the lovable- retiree persona he'd always shown his grandson. Gup unearths deeply buried details about Sam's life-from his impoverished, abusive upbringing to felonious efforts to hide his immigrant origins from U.S. officials-that help explain why he felt such a strong affinity to strangers in need. Drawing on his unique find and his award-winning reportorial gifts, Ted Gup solves a singular family mystery even while he pulls away the veil of eight decades that separate us from the hardships that united America during the Depression. In A Secret Gift, he weaves these revelations seamlessly into a tapestry of Depression-era America, which will fascinate and inspire in equal measure. Watch a Video

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This book analyses the conceptual mechanisms behind the notion of “The Christian Life” in the collection of sermons preached by John Henry Newman (1801–1890) and published in eight volumes as Parochial and Plain Sermons (1834–1843). The study utilises tools of cognitive semantics, such as the theory of conceptual metaphor and metonymy and the theory of conceptual integration. Cognitivism offers an integral perspective on language and is gaining in popularity among scholars in the whole world. The book identifies a number of metaphorical models of “The Christian Life” in Newman’s sermons, based on structural metaphors, such as “A Journey”, “A Race”, “A Trial” and “Family Life”, as well as some models based on ontological metaphors, such as animalisations (“The Sheepfold” metaphor), vegetalisations (the “Christ is a Plant” metaphor) and reifications (“The Gift” metaphor). Each of the models constitutes a coherent set of metaphors, metonymies and metaphtonymies, present throughout the whole of Newman’s Parochial and Plain Sermons. It is also shown that the conceptualisation of “The Christian Life” is based on conceptual blending between conventional metaphors functioning in everyday English and the transcendental conceptual domain of “Christianity”. The book will be of interest to linguists, particularly those interested in cognitive linguistics, as well as to theologians, especially those focused on the theory of preaching, and to everyone interested in the legacy of John Henry Newman.

Moses’ Double Standard Dealership

By Rev Emmanuel Oghene
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1524596469
  • Total of Pages : 1062
  • Category : Religion
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Why Pastors Act Strangely exemplified by Moses Double Standard Dealership Style reveals that Men of Gods mistakes are usually multi-dimensional. There is what we can call Mans Monumental Monstrous Metamorphosis practiced it is that the job of leading the Israelites that Moses rejected earlier, he was no longer eager to give up and be replaced by Korah who volunteered to do so. These do not add up. There is also the subject of Men of Gods Monstrous Mindset, Mannerisms, Methods and Tactics (MGMMMT). It is part of Mans Mind Mutilating Manners and Manliness. Moses was bold and courageous to use his God-given privilege as he deemed fit and to the best of his interest and that of his loved ones. Maybe, God gave His designated representatives in any generation that privilege because fundamentally, He had meant man to take charge of the earth on His behalf as long as man obeyed Him. If so, then Moses was still in order as far as God was concerned.

PREPPERS: HISTORY AND THE CULTURAL PHENOMENON

By Lynda King
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  • Publisher : Prepper Press
  • Book Code : 0692225501
  • Total of Pages : 316
  • Category : Reference
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The word ‘prepper’ seems to have burst onto the scene within the last 10 years, and has increasingly become associated with “fringe” extremists. They have been labeled by some as “domestic terrorists.” But is prepping a new phenomenon? Or is it a manifestation of a growing collective psyche that has learned, from traumatic events throughout our history, that preparedness is critical to human survival? For new preppers who think the worst is yet to come, this book offers a walk through history that shows the worst has been here before. For those who wonder why so many people are concerned about being prepared, this book will show that when the worst has made an appearance, those who weathered it best were those who were prepared. For those already familiar with history’s worst who think, “THAT will never happen again!”—this book offers a reminder of the Wall Street adage: “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.” For those who wonder what a prepper is, this book offers a look at what they used to be—and what they are today.

Shall I Tell You a Secret?

By Ziya Sakir Yilmaz
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  • Publisher : BEYAZ YAYINLARI
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 151
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 836
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Book Short Summary:

Millions of people are trying to benefit from the personal development books in order to find solutions to their own problems. While only a few of such books are really sufficient and are able to improve and change people, most of them are written carelessly, far from our own culture, and have been listed in the “best seller” books thanks to big marketing techniques and in fact such books are not good and efficient enough to satisfy the readers. “Shall I Tell You A Secret?” written by Ziya Şakir Yılmaz is composed of all the knowledge and experiences that are plain, simple and of our own culture and which have worked, proved right, enabled the author’s life evolve in the direction he had wanted while contributing to the transformation of his teammates and can contribute to everyone’s life in some way. “Information has a meaning provided that it passes on to the muscles.” If you are ready for change and development and if you are ready to take the responsibility of this transformation, you may state right now that you will reach a point where even you won’t be able to recognize yourself by transferring the knowledge here into your life. We’re telling you; and let that be our secret… Professor TURGAY BİÇER Sport Psychologist, Mentor, Coach, Writer *** “Shall I Tell You A Secret?” written by dear Ziya Şakir Yılmaz is a book to which I contributed as the text consultant and it is only a part of his aim of touching a million people’s lives. I have no doubt that as you read the book, you will evaluate your thoughts, knowledge and principles once more, and bear a brand-new “self” from inside your present being. This book is the book of seeing yourself rather than looking far; getting to know yourself rather than trying to know others; reading yourself rather than reading each text; namely, it is the book of integration, not completion… Wishing you to welcome yourself… Göksel Bekmezci Author, Poet, Text Consultant *** beyazyayinlari.com facebook.com/beyazyayin instagram.com/beyazyayin

Words of Hope for Women

By Carolyn Larsen
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  • Publisher : Revell
  • Book Code : 1493419501
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
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Book Short Summary:

When we get out of bed in the morning, we don't know what the day ahead holds. It could be routine. It could be amazing. It could be devastating. No matter what each day holds, one of the biggest influences on the direction our days take is our own attitude. We can live in fear, worry, and anxiety, or we can choose to live with purpose, trusting God in every circumstance. Compact and concise, Carolyn Larsen's Words of Comfort for Women and Words of Hope for Women each offer you 90 inspiring devotional readings that will help you remember God's presence in your days and see your world from a positive perspective. These short, to-the-point readings illuminate God's promises and show you just how they apply to your everyday life. Beautifully designed, these devotionals are the perfect gift for a friend--and for yourself.

Blessed John Henry Newman Collection [26 Books]

By Blessed John Henry Newman,Aeterna Press
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  • Publisher : Aeterna Press
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Religion
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BLESSED JOHN HENRY NEWMAN COLLECTION [26 BOOKS] — Quality Formatting and Value — Active Index, Multiple Table of Contents for all Books — Multiple Illustrations John Henry Newman C.O., also referred to as Cardinal Newman, John Henry Cardinal Newman, and Blessed John Henry Newman, was a Catholic cardinal and theologian who was a very important figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. He was known nationally by the mid-1830s.Originally an evangelical Oxford University academic and priest in the Church of England, Newman then became drawn to the high-church tradition of Anglicanism. He became known as a leader of, and an able polemicist for, the Oxford Movement, an influential and controversial grouping of Anglicans who wished to return to the Church of England many Catholic beliefs and liturgical rituals from before the English Reformation. —BOOKS— AN ESSAY IN AID OF A GRAMMAR OF ASSENT AN ESSAY ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA CALLISTA DISCOURSES ADDRESSED TO MIXED CONGREGATIONS DISCUSSIONS AND ARGUMENTS ESSAYS: CRITICAL AND HISTORICAL FAITH AND PREJUDICE HISTORICAL SKETCHES LECTURES: ON CERTAIN DIFFICULTIES FELT BY ANGLICANS IN SUBMITTING TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH LECTURES: ON JUSTIFICATION LECTURES: ON THE PRESENT POSITION OF CATHOLICS IN ENGLAND PAROCHIAL AND PLAIN SERMONS SERMON NOTES SERMONS: BEARING ON SUBJECTS OF THE DAY SERMONS: CHIEFLY ON THE THEORY OF RELIGIOUS BELIEF SERMONS: PREACHED ON VARIOUS OCCASIONS STRAY ESSAYS: ON CONTROVERSIAL POINTS THE ARIANS OF THE FOURTH CENTURY THE IDEA OF A UNIVERSITY THE MONTH: AN ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE OF LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ART THE VIA MEDIA OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCH TRACTS: THEOLOGICAL AND ECCLESIASTICAL TWO ESSAYS ON SCRIPTURE MIRACLES AND ON ECCLESIASTICAL A LETTER ADDRESSED TO THE DUKE OF NORFOLK: ON OCCASION OF MR. GLADSTONE’S RECENT EXPOSTULATION A LETTER ADDRESSED TO THE REV. E. B. PUSEY: ON OCCASION OF HIS EIRENICON PUBLISHER: AETERNA PRESS

Woleaian-English Dictionary

By Ho-min Sohn,Anthony F. Tawerilmang
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  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Book Code : 082488227X
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 949
  • Pdf File: woleaian-english-dictionary.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This was the first dictionary compiled for the language spoken on Woleai Atoll in the Caroline Islands. The dictionary contains some 6,200 Woleaian entries and an English-Woleaian finder list of about 4,000 entries. The Woleaian entries are based on an alphabetic system of orthography developed by the authors. Each entry also contains, where appropriate, the following parts: loan source, alternant forms, part of speech or word-class, grammatical notes, definitions, phrase examples, sentence examples, synonyms, antonyms, and cross-references.

Courage and Hope for Every Day

By Carolyn Larsen
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  • Publisher : Revell
  • Book Code : 1493434349
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Religion
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Book Short Summary:

When we get out of bed in the morning, we don't know what the day ahead holds. It could be routine. It could be amazing. It could be devastating. No matter what happens, one of the biggest influences on the direction our days take is our own attitude. We can live in fear, worry, and anxiety, or we can choose to live with purpose, trusting God in every circumstance. Compact and beautifully designed, Carolyn Larsen's Courage and Hope for Every Day offers you 180 inspiring devotional readings that will help you remember God's presence in your days and see your world from a positive perspective. These short, to-the-point readings illuminate God's promises and show you just how they apply to your everyday life.