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Wondrous Strange: The Wyeth Tradition
N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, ...

Bulfinch, 1998

A collection of art by America's first family of the art world: the Wyeths


The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science
Matt Lamothe, Julia Rothman, ...

Chronicle Books, 2012

A science book like no other, The Where, the Why, and the How turns loose 75 of today's hottest artists onto life's vast questions, from how we got here to where we are going. Inside these pages some of the biggest (and smallest) mysteries of the natural world are explained in essays by real working scientists, which are then illustrated by artists given free rein to be as literal or as imaginative as they like. The result is a celebration of ...


Wondrous Works of God: A Family Bible Story Book
Starr Meade

Crossway, 2012

“Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!” PSALM 107:8 We want our children to know the God we love and worship, but communicating abstract truths about God can sometimes be difficult. It's good for us and for our children that God wants to be known. So he doesn’t simply tell us what he’s like; he shows us in the stories of the Bible. As the sequel to Mighty Acts of God , this ...


Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent
Richard Rohr O.F.M.

St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2010

Rohr's meditations on the daily readings of Lent are not for the sake of mere information, or even for academia (although the author hopes it will satisfy both), but for the sake of our transformation into our original "image and likeness," which is the very image of God. What always and finally matters for all of us is encounter! Father Rohr begins each meditation with a single title or phrase that sums up the point. Then he offers the ...


Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte
Carol Berkin

Knopf, 2014

From the award-winning historian and author of Revolutionary Mothers (“Incisive, thoughtful, spiced with vivid anecdotes. Don’t miss it.”—Thomas  Fleming) and Civil War Wives (“Utterly fresh . . . Sensitive, poignant, thoroughly fascinating.”—Jay Winik), here is the remarkable life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, renowned as the most beautiful woman of nineteenth-century Baltimore, whose marriage in 1803 to Jérôme ...


Wondrous Strange (Wondrous Strange (Quality))
Lesley Livingston

HarperTeen, 2009

Since the dawn of time, the Faerie have taken. . . . Seventeen-year-old actress Kelley Winslow always thought faeries were just something from childhood stories. Then she meets Sonny Flannery. He's a changeling—a mortal taken as an infant and raised among Faerie—and within short order he's turned Kelley's heart inside out and her life upside down. For Kelley's beloved Central Park isn't just a park—it's a gateway between her ordinary ...


This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers
Lillian Daniel, Martin B. Copenhaver

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2009

This Odd and Wondrous Calling offers something different from most books available on ministry. Two people still pastoring reflect honestly here on both the joys and the challenges of their vocation. / Anecdotal and extremely readable, the book covers a diversity of subjects revealing the incredible variety of a pastor’s day. The chapters move from comedy to pathos, story to theology, Scripture to contemporary culture. This Odd and Wondrous ...


The Wondrous Story of Anesthesia

Springer, 2015

Edited and written by an international "who's who" of more than 100 authors, including anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, bench scientists, a surgeon, and representatives of industry, this text provides a comprehensive history of anesthesia, unique in its focus on the people and events that shaped the specialty around the world, particularly during the past 70 years when anesthesia emerged from empiricism and developed into a science-based ...


Wondrous Words: Writers and Writing in the Elementary Classroom
Katie Wood Ray

National Council of Teachers of English, 1999

Wondrous Words: Writers and Writing in the Elementary Classroom


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Junot Diaz

Riverhead Books, 2008

Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA. Encapsulating Dominican-American ...


TIME-LIFE The Mysteries of Miracles: The Ultimate Guide to Wondrous Events, from Ancient to Modern Times


Miracles are among the most enduring mysteries of time, elusive proof to believers of the existence of a higher power. Yet even as such events have dazzled and engaged the faithful for thousands of years, they have also prompted impassioned debate. As far back as the 12 th century, religious figures like St. Francis of Assisi have inexplicably been afflicted with Jesus's crucifixion wounds, while today, statues and other likenesses of Jesus ...


Amazing Love: A Lent Bible study based upon the hymn "When I survey the wondrous cross", 2015

A five part Bible study for Lent based upon the hymn "When I survey the wondrous cross" written by Isaac Watts, with leader's notes, prayers before and after the meeting and discussion questions. Can also be used for individual study.


Wondrous Depth: Preaching the Old Testament
Ellen F. Davis

Westminster John Knox Press, 2005

Ellen Davis is concerned by what she calls a "shallow reading" of Scripture--a reading of what we think we already know instead of an attempt to dig deeper for new insights and revelations. Wondrous Depth is a collection of essays in which Davis argues for a more engaged reading of Scripture that opens the reader up to new knowledge and understanding. Davis also demonstrates that preaching and biblical interpretation are essentially related to ...


Dalia's Wondrous Hair / El cabello maravilloso de Dalia (English and Spanish Edition)
Laura Lacamara

Pinata Books, 2014

One night, while Dalia slept safely wrapped in her mother's cool silken sheets, her hair grew and grew. By the time the rooster crowed, her hair had "grown straight up to the sky, tall and thick as a Cuban royal palm tree." Her mother was amazed, and wondered what her daughter would do with her wondrous hair. As Dalia looked at the flowers blooming in the garden, an idea sprouted inside her. She decorated her hair with leaves from the forest ...


What Wondrous Love: Holy Week in Word and Art (Discussion Guide)
Thomas G. Long


Holy Week and Easter come alive in these challenging video commentaries by academic luminaries, coupled with masterpiece illustrations by John August Swanson. The DVD features six individual "chapter" commentaries by the scholars plus a Swanson work of art, focused on a familiar Scripture passage.  The accompanying Study Guide depicts the Swanson artwork from the DVD, along with thought-provoking questions, to spark fresh insights into the ...


The Wondrous Whirligig: The Wright Brothers' First Flying Machine
Andrew Glass

Holiday House, 2003

Inspired by a model helicopter and encouraged by their parents and sister, young Orville and Wilbur Wright attempt to build a life-size helicopter from scrap.


Captain Rum: A Wondrous Adventure

JP Publishing Australia, 2015

When an Oxford Professor stumbles upon an old naval Captain’s log, he unwittingly discovers what many scholars now agree is one of the greatest maritime adventures in history. In 1821, Captain Fintan McAdam set sail from London, solo, in search of adventure. During his journey, he discovered incredible new worlds and interacted with their amazing inhabitants. They forced him to confront his enemies within, learning much about himself. ...


Naturally Wild Musicians: The Wondrous World of Animal Song
Peter Christie

Annick Press, 2007

Move over, Mozart. Animals are the real musicians. It's no secret that some animals can make beautiful music -- who hasn't been cheered by the chirping of songbirds? But for animals, making music isn't for fun: it's a matter of survival! Tune in to Naturally Wild Musicians and discover how animals use sound to communicate, to proliferate and to stay alive. Female frogs seek mates with the loudest, longest songs, and rightly so. ...


The Wondrous Journals of Dr. Wendell Wellington Wiggins
Lesley M. M. Blume

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2012

The journals of Dr. Wendell Wellington Wiggins might just be the most extraordinary contribution to the study of the earth's past since the discovery of the Rosetta Stone. In the incredible pages of these thought-to-be-lost diaries, Dr. Wiggins—whom we now must consider the greatest paleozoologist of all time—has divulged the secrets of the truly ancient animal world: a world before human beings; a world before dinosaurs; a world that, until ...


Wondrous Wisdom: Everyone's Guide to Authentic Kabbalah
Michael R. Kellogg

Upper Light Publishing, 2014

Today interest in Kabbalah has exploded worldwide. Millions of people are seeking answers as to what this ancient wisdom really is, and where they can find authentic instruction. In Wondrous Wisdom readers will receive the first steps, an initial course on Kabbalah, based solely on authentic teachings passed down from Kabbalist teacher to student over thousands of years. Offered within is a sequence of lessons revealing the nature of the wisdom ...



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