books about: perspectives
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
A spoof on the three little pigs story, this time told from the wolf's point of view. Lane Smith also illustrated Hallowe'en ABC which was one of The New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year.
Sum It Up: 1,098 Victories, A Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective
Pat Head Summitt
Pat Summitt, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history and bestselling author of Reach for the Summitt and Raise The Roof , tells for the first time her remarkable story of victory and resilience as well as facing down her greatest challenge: early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Pat Summitt was only 21 when she became head coach of the Tennessee Vols women's basketball team. For 38 years, she has broken records, winning more ...
Jesus Calling: A 365 Day Journaling Devotional
Jesus Calling is a devotional and journal in one, filled with uniquely inspired treasures from heaven for every day of the year. After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to "listen" to God with pen in hand, writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her. It was awkward at first, but gradually her journaling changed from monologue to dialogue. She knew her writings were not inspired as ...
A Dog's Life: The Autobiography Of A Stray
Ann M Martin
Squirrel and her brother Bone begin their lives in a toolshed behind someone's summer house. Their mother nurtures them and teaches them the many skills they will need to survive as stray dogs. But when their mother is taken from them suddenly and too soon, the puppies are forced to make their own way in the world, facing humans both gentle and brutal, busy highways, other animals, and the changing seasons. When Bone and Squirrel become ...
Chasing Ghosts: Failures and Facades in Iraq: A Soldier's Perspective
As a First Lieutenant and Infantry Platoon Leader for the U.S. Army National Guard, Paul Rieckhoff was charged with leading thirty-eight men in Iraq. He spent almost a year in one of the bloodiest and most volatile areas of Baghdad. And when he finally came home, he vowed to tell Americans the harrowing truth. He does just that, uncensored and unrehearsed, "and with wit and passion" (Arianna Huffington), in Chasing Ghosts -the first criticism ...
A Dog's Purpose
W. Bruce Cameron
This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog’s Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here? Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey’s search for his new life’s meaning leads him into ...
The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughter's Worst Nightmare
A child caught in the horror of alcohol and drug addition. A mother helplessly standing by unable to save her. The Lost Years is the real life story of just such a mother and child, each giving their first-hand accounts of the years lost to addiction and despair. Kristina, the second of four children, tells how she turns to alcohol for comfort when she is thirteen. She gives a brutally honest description of her descent into addiction, ...
A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23
With a true shepherd's experience and insight, Phillip Keller leads the reader to remarkable places: to the greenest pastures of discovery and the coolest waters of fulfillment hidden in Psalm 23, the 'Shepherd Psalm.' Great rewards of pleasure and enlightenment await all who open this book and follow Mr. Keller's careful lead. All who make this exciting journey will rediscover the expressions of love that Christ, the Great Shepherd, extends to ...
Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 drawing lessons from the creator of Akiko
It's THE book on manga from YouTube's most popular art instruction Guru! There's more to manga than big, shiny eyes and funky hair. In these action-packed pages, graphic novelist Mark Crilley shows you step-by-step how to achieve an authentic manga style—from drawing faces and figures to laying out awesome, high-drama spreads. You'll learn how a few basic lines will help you place facial features in their proper locations and simple tricks ...
Because of Mr. Terupt
Features seven narrators, each with a unique story, and each with a different perspective on what makes their teacher so special. It’s the start of fifth grade for seven kids at Snow Hill School. There’s . . . Jessica, the new girl, smart and perceptive, who’s having a hard time fitting in; Alexia, a bully, your friend one second, your enemy the next; Peter, class prankster and troublemaker; Luke, the brain; Danielle, who ...
Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome?: A Guide for Friends and Family
Jessica Kingsley Pub
Meet Adam - a young boy with AS. Adam invites young readers to learn about AS from his perspective. In this book, Adam helps children understand the difficulties faced by a child with AS; he tells them what AS is, what it feels like to have AS and how they can help children with AS by understanding their differences and appreciating their many talents. This book is ideally suited for boys and girls between 7 and 15 years old and also serves as ...
Notes from the Universe: New Perspectives from an Old Friend
Atria Books/Beyond Words
What if the Universe were to send you frequent reminders of the absolute power you have over your life? Author Mike Dooley, an interpreter for the Universe, has done exactly that in Notes from the Universe -- a collection of empowering, invaluable truths that can be read front to back or opened at random. This first book in the Notes from the Universe trilogy teaches its readers to live a life far richer than they had previously thought ...
Acceptable Loss: An Infantry Soldier's Perspective
Presidio Press, 2010
The true-to-life story of a Ranger who volunteered to serve on a Blue Team in the Air Cavalry, racing to the aid of soldiers who faced the same dangers he had barely survived in the jungles of Vietnam. Whether enduring NVA sniper attacks, surviving "friendly" fire, or landing in hot LZs, Jorgenson discovered that in Vietnam you never knew whether you were paranoid or just painfully aware of the possibilities. From the Paperback edition.
Figure Drawing for All It's Worth
The illustrator Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered among artists - including comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of figure drawing and clean, Realist style. His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered, and Figure Drawing is the first in Titan's programme of facsimile editions, returning these classic titles to print for the first time in decades.
Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches
Russell D. Moore
A stirring call to Christian families and churches to be a people who care for orphans, not just in word, but in deed. The gospel of Jesus Christ-the good news that through Jesus we have been adopted as sons and daughters into God's family-means that Christians ought to be at the forefront of the adoption of orphans in North America and around the world. Russell D. Moore does not shy away from this call in Adopted for Life , a ...
Antique Limoges at Home (Schiffer Book for Designers & Collectors)
Informative as well as inspirational, this book is for all who love collecting as well as displaying fine Limoges porcelain. It covers the history of Limoges porcelain, various Limoges blanks and their intended uses, the difference between antique French Limoges and American Limoges, and how to recognize reproductions. It is also a dream-come-true for every collector or designer who has felt daunted by the task of incorporating fine Limoges ...
ViewPoints: Fresh Perspectives on Personal Support Raising
The Bodybuilders Press, 2011
ViewPoints gives fresh perspectives on personal support raising for any Christian worker seeking to fund his/her ministry. With 66 chapters full of biblical and practical advice and resources, this book is sure to provide encouragement to you during the support raising process.
How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers
This life-affirming, instructive and thoroughly inspiring book is a must-read for anyone who isor who might one day besick. And it can also be the perfect gift of guidance, encouragement, and uplifting inspiration to family, friends, and loved ones struggling with the many terrifying or disheartening life changes that come so close on the heels of a diagnosis of a chronic condition or even life-threatening illness. The authorwho became ...
Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels
Kenneth E. Bailey
Beginning with Jesus' birth, Ken Bailey leads you on a kaleidoscopic study of Jesus throughout the four Gospels. Bailey examines the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationship to women, and especially Jesus' parables. Through it all, Bailey employs his trademark expertise as a master of Middle Eastern culture to lead you into a deeper understanding of the person and significance of ...
The Art of Game Design: A book of lenses
Anyone can master the fundamentals of game design - no technological expertise is necessary. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses shows that the same basic principles of psychology that work for board games, card games and athletic games also are the keys to making top-quality videogames. Good game design happens when you view your game from many different perspectives, or lenses. While touring through the unusual territory that is game ...
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