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Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes
Gordon B. Hinckley

Harmony, 2001

In this national bestseller, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley, has created a classic look at the values that can change our world--and how to stand up for them. Drawing on anecdotes from his much-admired life of faith and service, as well as examples from American culture today, he examines ten virtues that have always illuminated the path to a better world: love, honesty, morality, civility, ...
  
  











  



  
Standing in the Rainbow (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Fannie Flagg

Ballantine Books, 2004

Good news! Fannie’s back in town--and the town is among the leading characters in her new novel. Along with Neighbor Dorothy, the lady with the smile in her voice, whose daily radio broadcasts keep us delightfully informed on all the local news, we also meet Bobby, her ten-year-old son, destined to live a thousand lives, most of them in his imagination; Norma and Macky Warren and their ninety-eight-year-old Aunt Elner; the oddly sexy and ...
  
  











  



  
Dancing Standing Still: Healing the World from a Place of Prayer; A New Edition of A Lever and a Place to ...
Richard Rohr

Paulist Press, 2014

Now in a new edition, this thought-provoking book by popular author Richard Rohr offers a critique of religion as a system that often creates an alternative pious world without really challenging oppression, materialism, and sectarianism in our modern world. Religion, he says, without this contemplative stance is often part of the problem. Drawing from Jesus parable of the rich man, Rohr believes that religion can only rediscover itself as a ...
  
  











  



  
Standing in the Shadows of Motown: The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson
Dr. Licks, James Jamerson

Hal Leonard, 1989

(Guitar Book). Bassist James Jamerson was the embodiment of the Motown spirit and groove the invisible entity whose playing inspired thousands. His tumultuous life and musical brilliance are explored in depth through hundreds of interviews, 49 transcribed musical scores, two hours of recorded all-star performances, and more than 50 rarely seen photos in this stellar tribute to behind-the-scenes Motown. Features a 120-minute CD! Allan Slutsky's ...
  
  











  



  
Standing in Another Man's Grave (Inspector Rebus)
Ian Rankin

Back Bay Books, 2013

"Thrilling...Rebus returns-and welcome." ( Kirkus Reviews ) For more than ten years, Nina Hazlitt feared the worst about her daughter's disappearance. The police investigation ground to a halt long ago, and her pleas to the cold case department go unheard. Until she meets the newest member of the team: former Detective John Rebus. Two more women have gone missing from the same road where Sally Hazlitt was last seen, and Rebus senses a ...
  
  











  



  
Standing Firm

Stormy Night Publications, 2014

Twenty-four-year-old Morgan Fox wonders if her life is over when she is forced to return to US soil after losing her leg in Afghanistan. Things take an unexpected turn, however, when she lands a job as a bodyguard for Dakota Summer, an eighteen-year-old television star, and quickly realizes that her Army training did nothing to prepare her for dealing with the spoiled teen’s disregard for rules. Her job description is to keep Dakota away from ...
  
  











  



  
Standing at the Scratch Line: A Novel (Strivers Row)
Guy Johnson

Villard, 2001

Raised in the steamy bayous of New Orleans in the early 1900s, LeRoi "King" Tremain, caught up in his family's ongoing feud with the rival DuMont family, learns to fight. But when the teenage King mistakenly kills two white deputies during a botched raid on the DuMonts, the Tremains' fear of reprisal forces King to flee Louisiana. King thus embarks on an adventure that first takes him to France, where he fights in World War I as a member of ...
  
  











  



  
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
Steve Martin

Scribner, 2008

The riveting, mega-bestselling, beloved and highly acclaimed memoir of a man, a vocation, and an era named one of the ten best nonfiction titles of 2007 by Time and Entertainment Weekly . In the mid-seventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. This book is, in his own words, the story of “why I did stand-up and why I walked away.” ...
  
  











  



  
Standing at Armageddon: A Grassroots History of the Progressive Era
Nell Irvin Painter

W. W. Norton & Company, 2008

"A consistently engrossing, occasionally irreverent, always smoothly written history of America's painful entry into the modern age."— Kirkus Reviews Standing at Armageddon is a comprehensive and lively historical account of America's shift from a rural and agrarian society to an urban and industrial society. Nell Irvin Painter will be featured in the PBS multipart series The Progressive Era with Bill Moyers, which coincides with the ...
  
  











  



  
Last Man Standing (Matt Drake 8), 2014

Last Man Standing (Matt Drake 8) picks up where Blood Vengeance left off, with most of the book taking place over a twenty-four hour span. Drake, Mai, Dahl and Alicia find themselves pitted against eight of the deadliest assassins on the planet – forced into an extreme tournament where just one can make it out alive. Only Matt Drake’s greatest nemesis – Coyote – knows all the rules, and nothing will stop her from destroying ...
  
  











  



  
Standing Firm in These Last Days: 1 & 2 Thessalonians (The New Inductive Study Series)
Kay Arthur

Harvest House Publishers, 2002

Jesus is coming soon! Many Christians feel inadequate and worry about this event. By delving into and applying the wisdom the apostle Paul shares with the Thessalonians, they can become confident in their walk with God.
  
  











  



  
Standing by Words: Essays
Wendell Berry

Counterpoint, 2011

“If we fail to do what is required and if we do what is forbidden, we exclude ourselves from the mercy of Nature; we destroy our place, or we are exiled from it.” The essays of Wendell Berry are an extended conversation about the life he values; sustainable agriculture, a connection to place, the miracle of life, and the interconnectedness of all things. The existence of this life is dependent on our devotion to preserving it, an emotional ...
  
  











  



  
Standing in the Council of the Lord
Carlton Kenney

MorningStar Publications, 2002

"This should simply be required reading for anyone called to the prophetic ministry, or to shepherd those who are. There are not more than a handful of books that I have read more than once, but this one I intend to read again on a regular basis" - Rick Joyner
  
  











  



  
Standing on the Promises: A Handbook of Biblical Childrearing
Douglas Wilson

Canon Press, 1997

God has designed each family to be a culture—with a language, customs, traditions, and countless unspoken assumptions. The culture of the family intimately shapes the children who grow up in it. It is the duty of the father to ensure that the shaping takes place according to biblical wisdom. Some fathers establish a rebellious culture for their children and bring upon their children the wrath of God, sometimes for generations. Other fathers ...
  
  











  



  
Standing Next to History: An Agent's Life Inside the Secret Service
Joseph Petro, Jeffrey Robinson

St. Martin's Griffin, 2006

Joseph Petro served for 23 years as a special agent in the United States Secret Service; eleven of them with presidents and vice presidents. For four of those years he stood by the side of Ronald Reagan. Following his career as a Navy Lieutenant, during which he patrolled the rivers and canals along the Vietnamese-Cambodian border, he worked his way up through the Secret Service to become one of the key men in charge of protecting the ...
  
  











  



  
Standing On A Whale
B. J. Tiernan

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

B. J. Tiernan’s novel is a deep dive into the business of living and dying. Recluse Lance Stavros is a successful doctor who runs his own practice, but on the inside, he’s basically high-functioning human wreckage. He was born into a loveless home that lacked the nurturing to help him develop an ability to cope with life’s challenges. Now Lance is forty-seven, and the only reason he’s survived the past four decades without taking his own ...
  
  











  



  
Last Man Standing
David Baldacci

Warner Vision, 2002

When Web London's FBI Hostage Negotiation Team is ambushed in a dark alley, Web is the only survivor. As the FBI investigates, suspicion surrounding Web deepens. Now, he needs help from an unlikely ally in his desperate search for the killer of his friends, and finds himself up against a force intent on finishing the job that began in the alley.
  
  











  



  
Standing Strong: How to Resist the Enemy of Your Soul (John MacArthur Study)
John MacArthur Jr.

David C. Cook, 2012

Spiritual warfare is a divisive subject for today’s church. Some Christians focus solely on the immediate world around them, living as if there’s no spiritual opposition to God’s people and His kingdom. Others take an aggressive stance, where confronting the enemy becomes a constant pursuit in their lives.   John MacArthur believes the truth is found between these extremes. Standing Strong offers a balanced, biblically sound approach ...
  
  











  



  
Girls Standing on the Lawn
Daniel Handler

Harry N. Abrams, 2014

Girls Standing on Lawns is a unique collaboration between renowned artist and bestselling children’s book author Maira Kalman and New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Handler, better known as Lemony Snicket. This clever book contains 40 vintage photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, more than a dozen original paintings by Kalman inspired by the photographs, and brief, lyrical texts by Handler. Poetic and ...
  
  











  



  
Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey
Isabel Fonseca

Vintage, 1996

Isabel Fonseca describes the four years she spent with Gypsies from Albania to Poland, listening to their stories, deciphering their taboos, and befriending their matriarchs, activists, and child prostitutes. A masterful work of personal reportage, this volume is also a vibrant portrait of a mysterious people and an essential document of a disappearing culture. 50 photos.
  
  











  








   



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