Dr. Peter Grant and his family moved to St. Vincent in the Caribbean, from Scotland and started a sugarcane plantation. The Caribbean was the perfect place for her sick wife’s condition. Their daughter, Elizabeth, meets Gus while he was running errands for his father. The two young individuals start to kindle an affair that will create a rift between Elizabeth and her family. Will Elizabeth and Gus’s love prosper against all odds?
A story about friendship, family, sacrifice, and love, The Master’s Daughter will take you on a journey that will want you to read more.
Karol grew up in a time of great uncertainty for Poland. Although he was born into an independent Poland, he was a young man during the Nazi occupation of his homeland in World War II. When many Poles were anti-semitic, Karol had Jewish friends; when his country turned its back on religion, Karol studied in secret to become a priest. This fascinating biography details Karol's childhood and the events that led him to be named Pope John Paul II in 1978.
“One loses, as one grows older, something of the lightness of one's dreams; one begins to take life up in both hands, and to care more for the fruit than the flower, and that is no great loss perhaps.” - W.B. Yeats, The Celtic Twilight
The Celtic Twilight by W. B. Yeats is an extensive collection of Irish lore from old fairy tales to anecdotes and even essays that clearly depict the Irish culture. Before the Dawn of Human Kind, the Druids walked on our lands constantly trying to find the perfect balance with the forces of nature. Fairies, spirits and leprechauns were among those untamed forces.
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E. Stanley Jones lived in and wrote for a complicated time. The 20th century saw not only the death, destruction, and horror of wars but also saw good resisting evil and the dignity of people standing together. In these complicated times of our own, these words still resonate with today. Perhaps these words can once again light the path for the world-changers of the 21st century.
Abingdon Press is releasing a new compilation of E. Stanley Jones writings. Beginning with Christ: Timeless Wisdom for Complicated Times features selections from Jones's writings complied by his granddaughter Anne Mathews-Younes. With a foreword from Adam Hamilton, this book offers you the companionship of the man who shared the table of fellowship with Gandhi and inspired world-changers such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Billy Graham. This collection is timely because these reflections are timeless.
Beginning with Christ offers you the opportunity to discover these writings for the first time or sit again at the feet of E. Stanley Jones.
-Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary
"For too long many Christians have neglected the Holy Spirit; some even fear the Holy Spirit. Hauerwas and Willimon challenge them to rediscover the Comforter, the Advocate, for the renewal of the Christian church and the world. This is a welcome and much needed corrective to common Christian forgetfulness of the Spirit.”
-Roger E. Olson, Foy Valentine Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University
"The Holy Spirit is too often considered the junior partner of the Trinity. Therefore, this book by two eminent churchmen is a cause for celebration, reminding us of the importance and vitality of an orthodox view of God's Spirit."
-Tony Jones, author of Did God Kill Jesus? andtheologian-in-residence at Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis. He teaches theology at Fuller Theological Seminary and United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.
"When these two long-time theologian-friends and disciples of Jesus, gather in a room to write, you can be sure that you will hear a sound of a rushing mighty wind, feel the heat of holy fire, and be ignited by dynamite on the page as you read. Whether it be theTrinity, Pentecost, holiness, or the last things, this is not just another book, this is literary bread from heaven fed to you by anointed servants of the Holy Spirit. Take, eat and be filled with the Spirit of Christ!"
-Luke A. Powery, Dean of the Chapel and Associate Professor of Homiletics, Duke University
This engaging and accessible pneumatological overview,written by two leading voices of theological wisdom and church renewal, is a rich collaborative discussion, which weaves together poignant and wide-ranging doctrinal insight (from the historic creeds, to the Wesleyan heritage, to contemporary Pentecostalism), punctuated by perceptive liturgical applications, fresh biblical expositions, memorable testimonial observations, and passionate pastoral appeals – all driving toward the earnest prayer of its authors, "Come, Holy Spirit!"
-Rickie D. Moore, Associate Dean of the School of Religion, Professor of Old Testament, Lee University
Preeminent historian and biographer Stanley Weintraub recaptures FDR's striking “last campaign” and the year's momentous events, from the rainy city streets where Roosevelt, his legs paralyzed by polio since 1922, rode in an open car, to the battlefronts where the commander-in-chief's forces were closing in on Hitler and Hirohito. The tale is unforgettable.
Her grandmother held a secret that Charley now claims as her own—one that points to a centuries-old mystery that could rewrite American history. Charley’s mundane life as a government attorney is turned upside-down when she and two friends embark on the pursuit for a fortune in missing gold.
Charley has become a treasure hunter, and her adventure takes her from London to New York and even to her quaint childhood home in Connecticut. Soon the three friends find themselves in serious danger and the victims of a treacherous and sinister twist. Will they find the gold—or become victims of its cursed past?
The Buy Side, by former Galleon Group trader Turney Duff, portrays an after-hours Wall Street culture where drugs and sex are rampant and billions in trading commissions flow to those who dangle the most enticements. A remarkable writing debut, filled with indelible moments, The Buy Side shows as no book ever has the rewards – and dizzying temptations – of making a living on the Street.
Growing up in the 1980’s Turney Duff was your average kid from Kennebunk, Maine, eager to expand his horizons. After trying – and failing – to land a job as a journalist, he secured a trainee position at Morgan Stanley and got his first feel for the pecking order that exists in the trading pits. Those on the “buy side,” the traders who make large bets on whether a stock will rise or fall, are the “alphas” and those on the “sell side,” the brokers who handle their business, are eager to please.
How eager to please was brought home stunningly to Turney in 1999 when he arrived at the Galleon Group, a colossal hedge-fund management firm run by secretive founder Raj Rajaratnam. Finally in a position to trade on his own, Turney was encouraged to socialize with the sell side and siphon from his new broker friends as much information as possible. Soon he was not just vacuuming up valuable tips but also being lured into a variety of hedonistic pursuits. Naïve enough to believe he could keep up the lifestyle without paying a price, he managed to keep an eye on his buy-and-sell charts and, meanwhile, pondered the strange goings on at Galleon, where tens of millions were being made each week in sometimes mysterious ways.
At his next positions, at Argus Partners and J.L. Berkowitz, Turney climbed to even higher heights – and, as it turned out, plummeted to even lower depths – as, by day, he solidified his reputation one of the Street’s most powerful healthcare traders, and by night, he blazed a path through the city’s nightclubs, showing off his social genius and voraciously inhaling any drug that would fill the void he felt inside.
A mesmerizingly immersive journey through Wall Street’s first millennial decade, and a poignant self portrait by a young man who surely would have destroyed himself were it not for his decision to walk away from a seven-figure annual income, The Buy Side is one of the best coming-of-age-on-the-Street books ever written.
From the Hardcover edition.
Sol sits on the sidewalk bench and waits patiently for nearly half an hour. Finally, Abe reappears.
"Well," asks Sol, "what are they up to? Who are they trying to convert? Why do they care? Did you get the $1,000?"
Indignantly Abe replies, "Money. That's all you people care about."
Ted Cohen thinks that's not a bad joke. But he also doesn't think it's an easy joke. For a listener or reader to laugh at Abe's conversion, a complicated set of conditions must be met. First, a listener has to recognize that Abe and Sol are Jewish names. Second, that listener has to be familiar with the widespread idea that Jews are more interested in money than anything else. And finally, the listener needs to know this information in advance of the joke, and without anyone telling him or her. Jokes, in short, are complicated transactions in which communities are forged, intimacy is offered, and otherwise offensive stereotypes and cliches lose their sting—at least sometimes.
Jokes is a book of jokes and a book about them. Cohen loves a good laugh, but as a philosopher, he is also interested in how jokes work, why they work, and when they don't. The delight at the end of a joke is the result of a complex set of conditions and processes, and Cohen takes us through these conditions in a philosophical exploration of humor. He considers questions of audience, selection of joke topics, the ethnic character of jokes, and their morality, all with plenty of examples that will make you either chuckle or wince. Jokes: more humorous than other philosophy books, more philosophical than other humor books.
"Befitting its subject, this study of jokes is . . . light, funny, and thought-provoking. . . . [T]he method fits the material, allowing the author to pepper the book with a diversity of jokes without flattening their humor as a steamroller theory might. Such a book is only as good as its jokes, and most of his are good. . . . [E]ntertainment and ideas in one gossamer package."—Kirkus Reviews
"One of the many triumphs of Ted Cohen's Jokes-apart from the not incidental fact that the jokes are so good that he doesn't bother to compete with them-is that it never tries to sound more profound than the jokes it tells. . . . [H]e makes you feel he is doing an unusual kind of philosophy. As though he has managed to turn J. L. Austin into one of the Marx Brothers. . . . Reading Jokes makes you feel that being genial is the most profound thing we ever do-which is something jokes also make us feel-and that doing philosophy is as natural as being amused."—Adam Phillips, London Review of Books
"[A] lucid and jargon-free study of the remarkable fact that we divert each other with stories meant to make us laugh. . . . An illuminating study, replete with killer jokes."—Kevin McCardle, The Herald (Glasgow)
"Cohen is an ardent joke-maker, keen to offer us a glimpse of how jokes are crafted and to have us dwell rather longer on their effects."—Barry C. Smith, Times Literary Supplement
"Because Ted Cohen loves jokes, we come to appreciate them more, and perhaps think further about the quality of good humor and the appropriateness of laughter in our lives."—Steve Carlson, Christian Science Monitor
Bestselling author and literary icon E. Lynn Harris captivated millions of readers with his powerful, groundbreaking stories of black men searching for love in a taboo world. Now three outstanding writers and friends honor the late author with this trio of original novellas in the genre E. Lynn helped create--each accompanied by a special personal tribute remembering the important role he played in their lives. Evoking the hope, romance, and complexity of this gifted writer, this unique collection will serve as a living legacy for fans old and new.
"A creative way to pay homage to a writer who paved the way for so many other authors. . .something I'm sure E. Lynn would have appreciated." –ZANE, New York Times Bestselling Author
Terrance Dean is the author of the Essence® bestselling memoir Hiding in Hip Hop as well as Reclaim Your Power! He has worked in the entertainment industry for many years as a producer and is the founder/creator of Men's Empowerment, Inc.
As Larry daydreams about a better life, Stanley Paris, recipient of a multibillion dollar inheritance from his late father, William, is busy proving that he is not at all like his kindly father. Larry has fallen for his scheme. Meanwhile, after Larry’s secret becomes common knowledge, he discovers William Paris is dead. Suddenly, happiness transforms into tragedy as a desperate Larry takes matters into his own hands. Now it is his grandmother who seeks revenge.
In this novella, the wealthy and the less fortunate collide amid a dark scam that teaches all of them that vengeance is never predictable.
The scriptures referenced within, working with God's Spirit alone are all you need(1 John 2:27 NIV) but God who loves us goes a step further... God gives the role of a teacher(Ephesians 4:11 NIV) to speed up your spiritual tutelage due to the urgency created by living souls dying without Christ. The teacher role highlights scripture which in turn sheds light on other scripture to shows how these scriptures work together.
Yes, God did that just for you!
God provides a way for you to become a tree(Matthew 13:32 NIV), a way for you to mature and transition from a new born babe towards being part of a radiant church(Ephesians 5:27 NIV). Topics discussed are for the sole purpose of edifying the body(Ephesians 4:12 KJV), and who doesn't want to be edified?
If you love your fellow man and wish to be used to edify others, this book will engage your wish. With color illustrations and diagrams this book takes a systematic look at what the 'The Duty of All Mankind'(Ecclesiastes 12:13 NIV) is. Progressing through fearing God unto how we are to keep His commandments. Highlighted are a number of topics which aid us in the war for our minds and souls. Topics like purpose, unity, hope and transformation are but a few of the subject areas touched. Two of the featured subsections, 'Before and After Time' and ‘Construct of Time’ highlight how time or lack thereof molds the unfolding of an event. In turn shedding light on other portions of the Word and increasing our limited understanding of God. With every precept presented based and referenced in the Word of God, you are guaranteed either to learn something new or add to your knowledge of God.
This book provides a variety of contemporary, non-dogmatic, practical ways to work with dreams. Each contributor emphasizes not theory, but interpretive method and practical application of dream interpretation. Contributors to this volume include John E. Beebe, Eric Craig, Gayle Delaney, Loma K. Flowers, Ramon Greenberg, Milton Kramer, Joe Natterson, Chester Arthur Pearlman, Montague Ullman, and Stephen J. Walsh.
Various life styles are examined. How are we living? How should we live? And how could we live starting now in God‘s Kingdom? Surprisingly, our life does not end with our earthly demise. Our eternal life can be up or down, in a vacuum, or surrounded by God’s love. It is totally dependent on our acceptance or rejection of God’s plan.
To assist us in the progression from a secular life to a spiritual life, the numerous God-given gifts are examined. Also God’s words spoken in modern prophecies are quoted. If you have ever wondered about God’s thoughts besides those in scripture, his words will enlighten you. The overall evidence of God’s love for us is shown throughout Gifted.
1st place tie (with book 7 in the Whimsy Wood Series) in the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, Children’s Section!
Welcome to Book 6 in Whimsy Wood series!
It's January in Whimsy Wood and Posie Pixie's just made two new friends! Come and meet Violet Vole and her best friend Sonny Shrew (the coolest dude in Whimsy Wood!) in this enchanting tale of friendship and fun overcoming the elements!
'I loved this story! It was really funny when a snowflake knocked the pink flower off Wibble Woodlouse's head!' Norah Dunworth aged 7yrs.
'I wish I could play with Posie and her friends, sliding down the copper kettle spout!' Stanley Baker, aged 7yrs.
'Another perfect nature and fun-filled addition to the magical world of Whimsy Wood. We loved reading this book with its descriptive text. It's great that these books are educational as well as fun!' Briony, blogger for www.anywaytostayathome.com
‘I was so happy when Posie's bluebell hat jingled and tinkled again and it wasn't fed up anymore.' Hannah Underwood aged 6yrs.
'Brilliant book! The snowball fight was so cool! I like Sonny Shrew as he wears shorts in winter, just like me!' Max Lewis aged 6yrs.
'Readers are transported to Posie Pixie's delightful micro world of wonder and awe. I thoroughly enjoyed the story. The ending leaves you wanting to know what Posie and her woodland friends will get up to next!' Jillian Gorra, Reading Recovery Teacher, Ilminster Avenue, E-ACT Academy, Bristol.
The manner of my lighting on it was this.
I was travelling towards London out of the North, intending to stop by the way, to look at the house. My health required a temporary residence in the country; and a friend of mine who knew that, and who had happened to drive past the house, had written to me to suggest it as a likely place. I had got into the train at midnight, and had fallen asleep, and had woke up and had sat looking out of window at the brilliant Northern Lights in the sky, and had fallen asleep again, and had woke up again to find the night gone, with the usual discontented conviction on me that I hadn't been to sleep at all;—upon which question, in the first imbecility of that condition, I am ashamed to believe that I would have done wager by battle with the man who sat opposite me. That opposite man had had, through the night—as that opposite man always has—several legs too many, and all of them too long. In addition to this unreasonable conduct (which was only to be expected of him), he had had a pencil and a pocket-book, and had been perpetually listening and taking notes. It had appeared to me that these aggravating notes related to the jolts and bumps of the carriage, and I should have resigned myself to his taking them, under a general supposition that he was in the civil-engineering way of life, if he had not sat staring straight over my head whenever he listened. He was a goggle-eyed gentleman of a perplexed aspect, and his demeanor became unbearable.
New C++11 Coverage
C++ Primer Plus is a carefully crafted, complete tutorial on one of the most significant and widely used programming languages today. An accessible and easy-to-use self-study guide, this book is appropriate for both serious students of programming as well as developers already proficient in other languages.
The sixth edition of C++ Primer Plus has been updated and expanded to cover the latest developments in C++, including a detailed look at the new C++11 standard.
Author and educator Stephen Prata has created an introduction to C++ that is instructive, clear, and insightful. Fundamental programming concepts are explained along with details of the C++ language. Many short, practical examples illustrate just one or two concepts at a time, encouraging readers to master new topics by immediately putting them to use.
Review questions and programming exercises at the end of each chapter help readers zero in on the most critical information and digest the most difficult concepts.
In C++ Primer Plus, you’ll find depth, breadth, and a variety of teaching techniques and tools to enhance your learning:
A new detailed chapter on the changes and additional capabilities introduced in the C++11 standard Complete, integrated discussion of both basic C language and additional C++ features Clear guidance about when and why to use a feature Hands-on learning with concise and simple examples that develop your understanding a concept or two at a time Hundreds of practical sample programs Review questions and programming exercises at the end of each chapter to test your understanding Coverage of generic C++ gives you the greatest possible flexibility Teaches the ISO standard, including discussions of templates, the Standard Template Library, the string class, exceptions, RTTI, and namespaces Table of Contents
1: Getting Started with C++
2: Setting Out to C++
3: Dealing with Data
4: Compound Types
5: Loops and Relational Expressions
6: Branching Statements and Logical Operators
7: Functions: C++’s Programming Modules
8: Adventures in Functions
9: Memory Models and Namespaces
10: Objects and Classes
11: Working with Classes
12: Classes and Dynamic Memory Allocation
13: Class Inheritance
14: Reusing Code in C++
15: Friends, Exceptions, and More
16: The string Class and the Standard Template Library
17: Input, Output, and Files
18: The New C++11 Standard
A Number Bases
B C++ Reserved Words
C The ASCII Character Set
D Operator Precedence
E Other Operators
F The stringTemplate Class
G The Standard Template Library Methods and Functions
H Selected Readings and Internet Resources
I Converting to ISO Standard C++
In fashioning a "humanscape" of the Literary Left, Wald not only reassesses acclaimed authors but also returns to memory dozens of forgotten, talented writers. The authors range from the familiar Mike Gold, Langston Hughes, and Muriel Rukeyser to William Attaway, John Malcolm Brinnin, Stanley Burnshaw, Joy Davidman, Sol Funaroff, Joseph Freeman, Alfred Hayes, Eugene Clay Holmes, V. J. Jerome, Ruth Lechlitner, and Frances Winwar.
Focusing on the formation of the tradition and the organization of the Cultural Left, Wald investigates the "elective affinity" of its avant-garde poets, the "Afro-cosmopolitanism" of its Black radical literary movement, and the uneasy negotiation between feminist concerns and class identity among its women writers.
Christ Back is a priceless
and practical theology desperately needed by the modern church to drag it out
of its doldrums—far too many of its “average” believers are finding no release
from agonizing chains of sin. Its knife-edged message is that the powerful
presence of Christ seems to be withdrawn from the church as crucial truths
about our Lord are reduced to common platitudes. When Christ is brought back as
the center of faith in fact, not just in theory, believers will experience his
deliverance from sin through the power of the Holy Spirit.