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Tears In A Bottle

Author : William H. Griffith
ISBN : 9781609573461
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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"Griffith is a seasoned counselor with those who grieve, an ordained minister, and a gifted storyteller. In this wonderful book, he brings all three backgrounds together as he weaves stories of loss - from the Bible, the lives of others, and his own experiences - into a beautiful tapestry of hope in the midst of grief. You will be touched, as you see your own story through new lenses of faith and confidence."Ron Greer, Pastoral Counselor, Peachtree United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA Author, Markings on the Windowsill: A Book About Grief That's Really About Hope"Griffith brings together his experience and insights as a hospice chaplain with deep theological and biblical understanding to offer profound insight into the very human experience of grief"Perry G. Downs, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Doctorial Programs, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School"Griffith shares personal times of compassionate, sensitivity in ministering to persons who grieve. This provides great reassurances to Stephen Ministers as they walk with people on their journey."Barbara Kramer, Stephen Minister Leader, LowcountryPresbyterian Church, Bluffton SCWILLIAM H. GRIFFITH is a retired minister and former hospice chaplain who has written his third book related to grief. He holds both a Doctor of Ministry and Masters of Divinity degree and has 35 years of pastoral ministry experience. He is available for conferences, seminars, or workshops to address the issues of grief and care-giving for the dying. Contact him at [email protected]

Now That They Are Grown

Author : Ronald J. Greer
ISBN : 9781426754685
Genre : Religion
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We don’t stop being parents when our kids are grown...but some things do change. Life is filled with change. As our sons and daughters move into young adulthood, our role of what it means to be loving parents changes dramatically. This book aims to help readers miss as many potholes as possible in making the transition from parenting children to being parents of young adults. Here are ways to nurture our adult children while encouraging their independence and maturity. Learn to have balance. Here is how to respond to them in times of struggle. Readers will see how to be supportive, yet not intrusive, caring without enabling dependency. The questions are important. The answers are not obvious. It is a new day in our relationships with our children. The page has been turned, and we are now writing the new chapter in the life of our family. It is important that we get it right.

If You Know Who You Are You Will Know What To Do

Author : Ronald J. Greer
ISBN : 9781426744617
Genre : Religion
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An in-depth look at what integrity is and how to apply it to daily life.

If You Know Who You Are You Ll Know What To Do

Author : Ronald J. Greer
ISBN : 9780687657735
Genre : Religion
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A timely discussion on the impact and importance of integrity. Author Ronald J. Greer: “People today want to live with more depth and authenticity—to be true to who God created them to be. There is a desire to get it right, to live lives of integrity. There is a sense that living with integrity would be to experience greater meaning, purpose, and fulfillment. “But what does integrity mean? What does it involve? And how do we go about doing it? This book is designed to address the issue of integrity in a thoughtful, practical way. It is written from my vantage as a Christian, a minister, and a pastoral counselor. It is for those who want to understand what integrity means, how it can benefit them, and how to apply it to their lives.”

If You Know Who You Are You Will Know What To Do

Author : Ronald J. Greer
ISBN : 9781426754715
Genre : Religion
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This volume offers a timely look at the important topic of integrity. What does integrity mean? What does it involve? How do we "do" integrity? Drawing on his experience as a Christian, a minister, and a pastoral counselor, Ronald J. Greer explores the two sides of integrity: personal integrity and moral integrity. Personal integrity involves an integrated life, where we are in harmony with ourselves, while moral integrity reflects the evolution of the word, as the idea of morality and ethics merged with the concept of wholeness Perfect for the graduate or as a gift for anyone at a key turning point in their lives, this small book provides the insight and guidelines that will become the touchstones for a good, well-lived life.

Saving The Saved

Author : Bryan Loritts
ISBN : 9780310344940
Genre : Religion
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White-knuckling can never get you where you want to go. But grace can. You already know because you’ve tried: repeated attempts to earn God’s love and approval get you nowhere and leave you exhausted. When performance taints our relationship with him, the Christian life can turn into an unholy hustle. It was never meant to be like this. In Saving the Saved, Pastor Bryan Loritts reveals the astonishing truth that God doesn’t want your spiritual scorekeeping. He simply wants your surrender. The punchline of the gospel of Matthew is just that—a message of grace and performance-free love to do-good, try-harder Jews who thought they had to earn their way into God’s favor. It’s an ancient message, yet it can be a lifeline to us today as we live in a world of performance metrics. Just as Matthew wrote to the Jews in his gospel, we were never meant to flounder under the pressures and anxieties of show Christianity. Make no mistake: we are called to live in obedience, but Jesus wants us to save us from the illusion that our actions can ever earn God’s acceptance of us. In Pastor Bryan’s relevant, uncompromising style, Saving the Saved proclaims the good news that once the pressure is off to perform, we are free to abide. Beyond the man-made rules and the red tape, there is a God who knows you by name. Come and meet him as you’ve never known him before.

The Book Of Lost Things

Author : John Connolly
ISBN : 9781844568413
Genre : Fiction
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'Once upon a time, there was a boy who lost his mother . . .' As twelve-year-old David takes refuge from his grief in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds the real world and the fantasy world begin to blend. That is when bad things start to happen. That is when the Crooked Man comes. And David is violently propelled into a land populated by heroes, wolves and monsters, his quest to find the legendary Book of Lost Things.

The Marrow Of Tradition

Author : Charles W. Chesnutt
ISBN : 9780486116815
Genre : Social Science
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A landmark in the history of African-American fiction, this gripping 1901 novel unfolds against the backdrop of the post-Reconstruction South, climaxing in a race riot based on an actual 1898 incident.

Let The Great World Spin

Author : Colum McCann
ISBN : 1588368734
Genre : Fiction
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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • Colum McCann’s beloved novel inspired by Philippe Petit’s daring high-wire stunt, which is also depicted in the film The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCann’s stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people. Let the Great World Spin is the critically acclaimed author’s most ambitious novel yet: a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s. Corrigan, a radical young Irish monk, struggles with his own demons as he lives among the prostitutes in the middle of the burning Bronx. A group of mothers gather in a Park Avenue apartment to mourn their sons who died in Vietnam, only to discover just how much divides them even in grief. A young artist finds herself at the scene of a hit-and-run that sends her own life careening sideways. Tillie, a thirty-eight-year-old grandmother, turns tricks alongside her teenage daughter, determined not only to take care of her family but to prove her own worth. Elegantly weaving together these and other seemingly disparate lives, McCann’s powerful allegory comes alive in the unforgettable voices of the city’s people, unexpectedly drawn together by hope, beauty, and the “artistic crime of the century.” A sweeping and radical social novel, Let the Great World Spin captures the spirit of America in a time of transition, extraordinary promise, and, in hindsight, heartbreaking innocence. Hailed as a “fiercely original talent” (San Francisco Chronicle), award-winning novelist McCann has delivered a triumphantly American masterpiece that awakens in us a sense of what the novel can achieve, confront, and even heal. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Colum McCann’s TransAtlantic. “This is a gorgeous book, multilayered and deeply felt, and it’s a damned lot of fun to read, too. Leave it to an Irishman to write one of the greatest-ever novels about New York. There’s so much passion and humor and pure lifeforce on every page of Let the Great World Spin that you’ll find yourself giddy, dizzy, overwhelmed.”—Dave Eggers “Stunning . . . [an] elegiac glimpse of hope . . . It’s a novel rooted firmly in time and place. It vividly captures New York at its worst and best. But it transcends all that. In the end, it’s a novel about families—the ones we’re born into and the ones we make for ourselves.”—USA Today “Mesmerizing . . . a Joycean look at the lives of New Yorkers changed by a single act on a single day . . . McCann’s marvelously rich novel . . . weaves a portrait of a city and a moment, dizzyingly satisfying to read and difficult to put down.”—The Seattle Times “Vibrantly whole . . . With a series of spare, gorgeously wrought vignettes, Colum McCann brings 1970s New York to life. . . . And as always, McCann’s heart-stoppingly simple descriptions wow.”—Entertainment Weekly “An act of pure bravado, dizzying proof that to keep your balance you need to know how to fall.”—O: The Oprah Magazine

Summerlost

Author : Ally Condie
ISBN : 9780399187209
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A tender and compelling contemporary novel for young readers about facing loss and finding friendship, from Ally Condie, international bestselling author of the Matched series. Nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for the 2017 Edgar Award “Kids are awesome. And they are diverse. There are children with different abilities and backgrounds and experiences, and every one of them deserves to find themselves in children's literature and to know that they matter.” –Ally Condie, on Summerlost Sometimes it takes a new friend to bring you home. It's the first real summer since the accident that killed Cedar's father and younger brother, Ben. Cedar and what’s left of her family are returning to the town of Iron Creek for the summer. They’re just settling into their new house when a boy named Leo, dressed in costume, rides by on his bike. Intrigued, Cedar follows him to the renowned Summerlost theatre festival. Soon, she not only has a new friend in Leo and a job working concessions at the festival, she finds herself surrounded by mystery. The mystery of the tragic, too-short life of the Hollywood actress who haunts the halls of Summerlost. And the mystery of the strange gifts that keep appearing for Cedar. Infused with emotion and rich with understanding, Summerlost is the touching new novel from Ally Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched series that highlights the strength of family and personal resilience in the face of tragedy. "Generous and bittersweet, Summerlost has the emotional acuity of Ms. Condie’s writing for older teenagers, but it’s pitched just right for readers ages 10-14." –Wall Street Journal "Funny, sad, sweet, and heartwarming." –Parents.com, Special Needs Now blog ★ "Condie is at her best . . . grabbing readers’ interest from the first page." —Publishers Weekly, starred review ★ "Thoughtful, poetic chapter endings guide readers new to psychological depth toward meaningful connections between plot events and thematic reflections." —BCCB, starred review "A nuanced portrait of grief deeply grounded in the middle-school mind-set." —Booklist "Honest, lovely, and sad." —Kirkus Reviews

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