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The World Peace Diet
Lantern Books, 2008
Food is our most intimate and telling connection both with the living natural order and with our living cultural heritage. By eating the plants and animals of our earth, we literally incorporate them. It is also through this act of eating that we partake of our culture's values and paradigms at the most primal levels. It is becoming increasingly obvious, however, that the choices we make about our food are leading to environmental degradation, ...
The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life
A practical spiritual guidebook based on the life and teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything by the Reverend James Martin ( My Life with the Saints ) shows us how to manage relationships, money, work, prayer, and decision-making, all while keeping a sense of humor about it all. Fans of Kathleen Norris and other Christian spiritual writers, as well as just the curious, are sure to appreciate the helpful and ...
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. But in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Immaculee’s family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans. Incredibly, Immaculee survived the slaughter. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently together in the ...
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
No education is complete without a large slice of Greek mythology. And there's no better way of meeting that literary quota than with the D'Aulaires' book. All the great gods and goddesses of ancient Greece are depicted in this big, beautiful classic, lovingly illustrated and skillfully told. Young readers will be dazzled by mighty Zeus, lord of the universe; stirred by elegant Athena, goddess of wisdom; intimidated by powerful Hera, queen of ...
Streams in the Desert: 366 Daily Devotional Readings
Lettie B. Cowman
For years, the beloved classic devotional Streams in the Desert has sustained and replenished God's weary desert travelers. Now, bursting forth like a sparkling clear river of wisdom, encouragement, and inspiration, this updated edition of Streams in the Desert promises to revive and refresh today's generation of faithful sojourners, providing daily Scripture passages from the popular New International Version and modern, easy-to-understand ...
Beyond Belief: Finding the Strength to Come Back
Josh Hamilton was the first player chosen in the first round of the 1999 baseball draft. He was destined to be one of those rare "high-character " superstars. But in 2001, working his way from the minors to the majors, all of the plans for Josh went off the rails in a moment of weakness. What followed was a 4-year nightmare of drugs and alcohol, estrangement from friends and family, and his eventual suspension from baseball. BEYOND BELIEF ...
Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy
An explosive, interactive, pop off the page book about George Lucas's STAR WARS movies to celebrate the 30th anniversary! Matthew Reinhart has created another spectacular pop-up book for George Lucas's epic STAR WARS movies! Bestselling pop-up artist and engineer Matthew Reinhart has designed a thirtieth anniversary commemorative edition that comes packed with a variety of novelty features -- pop-ups, working light sabers, pull tabs, and other ...
Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
William Morrow Paperbacks
“Funny, touching, tragic….A remarkable tale of corruption, child trafficking and civil war in a far away land—and one man’s extraordinary quest to reunite lost Nepalese children with their parents.” —Neil White, author of In the Sanctuary of Outcasts Little Princes is the epic story of Conor Grennan’s battle to save the lost children of Nepal and how he found himself in the process. Part Three Cups of Tea, part Into Thin ...
Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Mcgraw-Hill Book Company, Inc
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Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend
With surprising candor and transparency pastor Andy Stanley explains how one of America's largest churches began with a high-profile divorce and a church split. But that's just the beginning... Deep and Wide provides church leaders with an in-depth look into North Point Community Church and its strategy for creating churches unchurched people absolutely love to attend. Andy writes, 'Our goal is to create weekend experiences so ...
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul: Stories About Pets As Teachers, Healers, Heroes and Friends (Chicken ...
Health Communications Audio
Like the bestselling "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books, animals bring out the goodness, humanity and optimism in people and speak directly to our souls. This inspiring and entertaining "Chicken Soup" collection relates the unique bonds between animals and the people whose lives they've changed. Packed with celebrity pet-lore, this audiobook relates the unconditional love, loyalty, courage and companionship that only animals possess.
Wall and Piece
Random House UK
Banksy, Britain's now-legendary "guerilla" street artist, has painted the walls, streets, and bridges of towns and cities throughout the world. Not only did he smuggle his pieces into four of New York City's major art museums, he's also "hung" his work at London's Tate Gallery and adorned Israel's West Bank barrier with satirical images. Banksy's identity remains unknown, but his work is unmistakable—with prints selling for as much as ...
The Complete Winnie The Pooh
The Folio Society
Box set contains - Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, and The Complete Poems for Christopher Robin
What if publishing a book was easier than writing one? Now it is! Self-Publishing Simplified offers step-by-step instructions for self-publishing your book with Outskirts Press, the gem of custom book publishing. Paperbacks, e-books, and hardbacks (with or without dust jackets) Unlimited copies provided to Ingram and Baker & Taylor on-demand Single ISBNs (10 & 13 digit) and Bookland EAN barcodes On-line availability at Amazon and Barnes ...
Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem to the Resurrection PT. 2
Pope Benedict XVI
Catholic Truth Society (London)
For Christians, Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God, who died for the sins of the world, and who rose from the dead in triumph over sin and death. For non-Christians, he is almost anything else-myth, a political revolutionary, a prophet whose teaching was misunderstood or distorted by his followers. Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God, and no myth, revolutionary, or misunderstood prophet, insists Benedict XVI. He thinks that the best of ...
The Cruel Sea
The Reprint Society
The 2000 Percent Solution: Free Your Organization from "Stalled" Thinking to Achieve Exponential Success
Organizations, like people, are creatures of habit. They tend to approach problems and practices in predictable ways. This revolutionary book argues that such ingrained habits, which often masquerade as efficient procedures, actually obstruct growth. The 2,000 Percent Solution introduces "stall-busting, " a process that shows you how to recognize typical stalls and overcome them. The book also helps you understand why companies habitually "think ...
Facing Violence: Preparing for the Unexpected
YMAA Publication Center
Honorable Mention Winner - Eric Hoffer Awards Best Books Award Finalist - USA Book News Winner - eLit Awards Seven Steps to Legal, Emotional and Physical Preparation This book stands alone as an introduction to the context of self-defense. There are seven elements that must be addressed to bring self-defense training to something approaching ‘complete.’ Any training that dismisses any of these areas leaves you vulnerable. ...
They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
Benjamin, Alepho, and Benson were raised among the Dinka tribe of Sudan. Their world was an insulated, close-knit community of grass-roofed cottages, cattle herders, and tribal councils. The lions and pythons that prowled beyond the village fences were the greatest threat they knew. All that changed the night the government-armed Murahiliin began attacking their villages. Amid the chaos, screams, conflagration, and gunfire, five-year-old ...
The Crippled Lamb
Because Joshua the Lamb was different, he often felt left out-like on the wintry night when he was left behind in a Bethlehem stable. This touching tale helps kids see that even if they're different, God has a unique plan for their lives.
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