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The Gifts That Bind Us

By Caroline O’Donoghue
  • ISBN Code: : 1536226971
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Pdf : the-gifts-that-bind-us.pdf

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Magic-sensitive Maeve and her friends face off against an insidious threat to their school and their city in this spellbinding sequel to All Our Hidden Gifts. It’s senior year, and Maeve and her friends are practicing and strengthening their mystical powers, while Maeve’s new relationship with Roe is exhilarating. But as Roe’s rock star dreams start to take shape, and Fiona and Lily make plans for faraway colleges, Maeve, who struggles in school, worries about life without them—will she be selling incense here in Kilbeg, Ireland, until she’s fifty? Alarm bells sound for the coven when the Children of Brigid, a right-wing religious organization, quickly gains influence throughout the city—and when its charismatic front man starts visiting Maeve in her dreams. When Maeve’s power starts to wane, the friends realize that all the local magic is being drained—or rather, stolen. With lines increasingly blurred between friend and foe, the supernatural and the psychological, Maeve and the others must band together to protect the place, and the people, they love. A thrilling sequel to All Our Hidden Gifts.

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  • Pdf File: shallow-graves.pdf

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For fans of Holly Black and Nova Ren Suma, a gripping, hauntingly atmospheric novel about murder, revenge, and a world where monsters—human and otherwise—lurk at the fringes. When seventeen-year-old Breezy Lin wakes up in a shallow grave one year after her death, she doesn’t remember who killed her or why. All she knows is that she’s somehow conscious—and not only that, she’s able to sense who around her is hiding a murderous past. In life, Breezy was always drawn to the elegance of the universe and the mystery of the stars. Now she must set out to find answers and discover what is to become of her in the gritty, dangerous world to which she now belongs—where killers hide in plain sight, and a sinister cult is hunting for strange creatures like her. What she finds is at once empowering, redemptive, and dangerous. Tense, complex, and wholly engaging, Shallow Graves is a stunning first novel from Kali Wallace.

A Life of Listening

By Leighton Ford
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  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Book Code : 0830857990
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 959
  • Pdf File: a-life-of-listening.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this memoir, lifelong minister of the gospel Leighton Ford tells his story as a personal history of listening for God's voice. Beginning with his earliest memories, he recounts the different ways God has spoken to him, and the different ways he has learned to listen. What emerges is not just an account of a long and faithful life of Christian service, but a picture of the Christian life—the life of listening.

Guided Tarot for Teens

By Stefanie Caponi
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  • Publisher : Zeitgeist Young Adult
  • Book Code : 0593435885
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 167
  • Pdf File: guided-tarot-for-teens.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Adapted from the Amazon best-seller Guided Tarot with over 2400 reviews, this essential guide is a must-have for teens ready to embrace the wisdom of their inner voice through understanding tarot cards. With tarot, you have the power to unlock wisdom beyond your years. A tool for cultivating intuition, it allows you to celebrate your truth and release resistance, fear, or doubt. For beginner tarot readers, learning the cards—all 78 of them—and understanding how to use spreads may seem daunting. Tarot expert Stefanie Caponi explains that interpreting the cards is a blend of knowing the card meanings, listening to your heart, and trusting your inner knowing. In this fully-illustrated book, Guided Tarot for Teens, she offers easy exercises to nurture and grow your intuition, not only to understand the cards' universal meanings, but to channel your own meanings. This comprehensive guide also shows you how to attune your energy to the deck for more accurate readings. With this book as a companion to your deck, you'll learn more about yourself, get divine guidance with life decisions, and overcome obstacles in your relationships—all while celebrating your unique gifts and honoring your higher self. Guided Tarot for Teens features: • Guided exercises to strengthen your intuition and tarot interpretation skills • Illustrated tarot card profiles with astrological, numerological, and elemental combinations, guidance for career, love, and spiritual life, and key upright and reversed meanings • Beginner’s tools offering step-by-step advice to prepare for readings, such as attuning your energy to the deck • Introductory spreads for different types of inquiries, including a deconstruction of the Celtic Cross to help beginners practice it with ease • Quick reference chart with all the card images and meanings

The Ties That Bind Us!

By Kathlene R. Fisher
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  • Publisher : Inspiring Voices
  • Book Code : 1462401481
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 807
  • Pdf File: the-ties-that-bind-us.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Jiggle as you giggle, some of you may even dribble, reading these Comical but True Tales. Your heart will glow long after you pass this book on to family and friends. As laughter warms your soul, you will also learn new ways to cope through the darkest of days. We all need a true savior who offers lasting hope and happiness. God has sustained Kathy through some hilarious adventures and some heartwarming trials. Even when she fails to meet God’s expectations, Jesus continues to show her His unfailing love and protection. Mark’s words, “Don’t you dare!” echoed as she dove off the boat into the warm water of Lake Lanier. Not only did she dare but she caught what was in her mind an awesome prize! She beamed as she raised it high to show Mark her 25th anniversary gift from God! You will love these comical true tales from one of God’s court jesters. Life is rarely boring living with this adventurous but sometimes trying clown. It is hard to say how many times God has saved her bacon or pulled her out of the ultimate mess.

Serving One Another

By Stephen Ansley
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1098068637
  • Total of Pages : 338
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 720
  • Pdf File: serving-one-another.pdf

Book Short Summary:

God wants His people to know the gifts He has given them. Gifts appear in Scripture primarily in three passages, each with its own list, with other gifts mentioned individually here and there in other parts of Scripture. This three volumes study of New Testament gifts deals with the three lists separately to honor the uniqueness of each list. You are invited to come along with the author in discovering what God has given to His people, including you.

The Question of the Gift

By Mark Osteen
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136481362
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 731
  • Pdf File: the-question-of-the-gift.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Question of the Gift is the first collection of new interdisciplinary essays on the gift. Bringing together scholars from a variety of fields, including anthropology, literary criticism, economics, philosophy and classics, it provides new paradigms and poses new questions concerning the theory and practice of gift exchange. In addressing these questions, contributors not only challenge the conventions of their fields, but also combine ideas and methods from both the social sciences and humanities to forge innovative ways of confronting this universal phenomenon.

The Gift of Logos

By David Jones,Michael Schwartz,Jason M. Wirth
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443818259
  • Total of Pages : 205
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 710
  • Pdf File: the-gift-of-logos.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Continental tradition has always placed great emphasis on the Logos. The Gift of Logos: Essays in Continental Philosophy celebrates and situates this emphasis in the genre of the gift and its giving. The process of receiving, or giving, of the gift overcomes the existential alienation and separation that is so present in the human condition. To ritualize giving and its gifting is to provide a syntax of solidarity that bespeaks our desire for cohesion and need for identities beyond our own. To give a gift is to befriend. The gift of logos is more than a gift from the gods and goddesses; it is an act of giving for those friends of wisdom—for those philosophers who give to each other and to their worlds and receive the blessings of logos from each other. The increasing objectification of human being has mobilized a regressive narcissism that shows the ego’s reassertion in the light of the meaningless quantifying forces from without. By not reflecting deeply enough upon its conditions of existence in the modern world and on its orginary moments, philosophy itself has not been immune from this besotted sense of self. Although not an invective against thinking nor against modern and contemporary philosophy’s genuine advances, The Gift of Logos portends to shed the delusion that theoretical re-description is somehow the same as transforming who we are. This transformation is our greatest gift to each other. To give it voice is the gift of Logos and what this collection of essays commemorates.

Embracing the Gift of Parenthood

By Elizabeth Marie Galloway-Evans
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781462807017
  • Total of Pages : 156
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 592
  • Pdf File: embracing-the-gift-of-parenthood.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book concentrates on the relationship between parents and their children. It brings to light, what children are asking parents to be for them in their lives. As parents we feel that we are the ones that have expectations and dreams for our children, when in reality the expectations that children have of us are far more explicit and expansive than what we ask of them. The funny thing about this is that if we meet their expectations of who it is that we need to be in their lives, they will exceed our dreams of what we want for them in their lives.

The Gift

By W.Lewis Hyde
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 1984897799
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 201
  • Pdf File: the-gift.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“A classic. . . . If you want to write, paint, sing, compose, act, or make films, read The Gift.” —from the Introduction by Margaret Atwood A modern classic cherished by many of the greatest artists of our time, The Gift is a brilliant, life-changing defense of the value of creative labor. Drawing on examples from folklore and literature, history and tribal customs, economics and modern copyright law, Lewis Hyde demonstrates how our society—governed by the marketplace—is poorly equipped to determine the worth of artists’ work. He shows us that another way is possible: the alternative economy of the gift, which allows creations and ideas to circulate freely, rather than hoarding them as commodities. Illuminating and transformative, The Gift is a triumph of originality and insight—an essential book for anyone who has ever given or received a work of art.

How Things Count as the Same

By Adam B. Seligman,Robert P. Weller
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190888725
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 656
  • Pdf File: how-things-count-as-the-same.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In their third book together, Adam B. Seligman and Robert P. Weller address a seemingly simple question: What counts as the same? Given the myriad differences that divide one individual from another, why do we recognize anyone as somehow sharing a common fate with us? For that matter, how do we live in harmony with groups who may not share the sense of a common fate? Such relationships lie at the heart of the problems of pluralism that increasingly face so much of the world today. Note that "counting as" the same differs from "being" the same. Counting as the same is not an empirical question about how much or how little one person shares with another or one event shares with a previous event. Nothing is actually the same. That is why, as humans, we construct sameness all the time. In the process, of course, we also construct difference. Creating sameness and difference leaves us with the perennial problem of how to live with difference instead of seeing it as a threat. How Things Count as the Same suggests that there are multiple ways in which we can count things as the same, and that each of them fosters different kinds of group dynamics and different sets of benefits and risks for the creation of plural societies. While there might be many ways to understand how people construct sameness, three stand out as especially important and form the focus of the book's analysis: Memory, Mimesis, and Metaphor.

Through the Reading Glass

By Suellen Diaconoff
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 0791483398
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 801
  • Pdf File: through-the-reading-glass.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Argues that women's relationship to books and their promotion of reading contributed greatly to the cultural and intellectual vitality of the Enlightenment.