Description : "Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us."--Samuel Smiles. In 365 daily meditations, here is spiritual and psychological guidance through the interior struggles we face every day. Drawn from the author's own personal growth over the last decade, each page of A New Day addresses a specific struggle--overcoming fear, compulsion, obsessive love, addiction--and offers practical advice that will set you on the path to self-improvement. In each daily meditation the author uses a quote from a wide range of inspirational sources--from Kahil Gibran and Thomas Merton to Emily Dickinson and Erich From-m-to crystallize insights for the reader. Thoughts for a new day. On self-confidence: "Never bend you head, always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face."--Helen Keller. On peace of mind: "When we are unable to find tranquillity within ourselves it is useless to seek it elsewhere."--Duc de La Rochefoucauld. On adversity: "Adversity introduces a man to himself."--Anonymous. "Live each day as if your life had just begun."--Goethe. For anyone who seeks a healthier, more satisfying life, here is a book of invaluable wisdom that will help you rediscover your life day by day. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : In the twentieth century alone, more than two hundred appearances of Mary, the mother of Jesus, have been reported in over thirty countries. Some claim Mary has appeared to them as they pray. Others say they have watched her statues weep or have seen her images on walls or windows. And some tell us that Mary has revealed to them urgent prophecies and secrets.Mary has entrusted her messages to unlikely ambassadors--not prelates or popes, presidents or politicians, but children and simple folk, innocent ones who could receive her messages in humility and convey them with undiluted simplicity. For forty years Mother Mary gave messages through Mark and Elizabeth Prophet to comfort and enlighten spiritual seekers of all paths. This groundbreaking book records Mary's precious messages of wisdom, hope and peace to a troubled world. It also includes the text of eight nondenominational scriptural rosaries--one for each day of the week and Sunday evening.
Description : Paul is too often seen by the popular mind as an abstract, mythological theologian who says too much about the future and not enough about the present. Even within professional exegetical circles the emphasis is usually upon future hope. This book stresses the other side. Without denying the importance of the future and without simplistically assuming all is right in the church, Robin Scroggs emphasizes and celebrates the affirmations Paul makes about the believer's eschatological life in the present as fulfillment of God's original intent in creation. Salvation is not a future escape from human existence; it is the present result of the liberation power from God which transforms persons into authentic human beings. Where possible, insights from sociology of knowledge illustrate and support the real possibility in Paul's affirmations. Here is a relevant introductory text for lay people as well as college students.
Description : A New Day Dawning describes the political and cultural ferment that gripped Ireland the last time a century turned. Based on contemporary books and newspaper sources, and copiously illustrated with photographs from the period, this book offers insights into the conditions that prevailed in the Ireland of 1900. There is an account of the crimes that captured public attention at a time when urban and rural poverty were rife, the emigrant ship remained a common experience, and the workhouse often provided a last refuge for the poor and for the old. Individual chapters look at how people lived in 1900. Irish nationalism, how important Irish unionism was to the people, the dawn of Irish literature in the new century, and a look at Ireland as part of the fin de siecle world. A final chapter asseses Ireland's advancement over the last century.
Description : The award-winning entertainer discusses the turmoil in her life resulting from the breakup of her twenty-year marriage and reveals how the strength of her Christian faith helped her put her life back together
Description : The most comprehensive account available of the rise and fall of the Black Power Movement and of its dramatic transformation of both African-American and larger American culture. With a gift for storytelling and an ear for street talk, William Van Deburg chronicles a decade of deep change, from the armed struggles of the Black Panther party to the cultural nationalism of artists and writers creating a new aesthetic. Van Deburg contends that although its tactical gains were sometimes short-lived, the Black Power movement did succeed in making a revolution—one in culture and consciousness—that has changed the context of race in America. "New Day in Babylon is an extremely intelligent synthesis, a densely textured evocation of one of American history's most revolutionary transformations in ethnic group consciousness."—Bob Blauner, New York Times Winner of the Gustavus Myers Center Outstanding Book Award, 1993
Description : The unprecedented resurgence, renewal, and rebirth of twenty-first century Christianity in postcolonial societies, such as Asia, Africa, and Latin America, calls for new insights, methodologies, and paradigms since the West can no longer be regarded as the sole citadel and cradle of the Christian faith. The Christian message has been reshaped and reappropriated in different contexts and cultures and, through this cross-cultural transmission and transformation, it has become a world religion. Contextualizing the Christian faith also entails decolonizing its theology, precepts, and dogma. These efforts continue to engender new initiatives and efforts in the intercultural, interconfessional, intercontinental, and interreligious dimensions of world Christianity. A New Day is a collection of essays in honor of Lamin Sanneh, one of the most adamant advocates and apostles of the radical change in the face of Christianity in the twenty-first century. The essays in this book by recognized scholars deal with issues, themes, and perspectives that are important for understanding Christianity as a world religious movement.
Description : As one of the first successful Latin crossover artists, Jon Secada dominated the pop music charts in the early 90s, releasing hits such as Just Another Day and Angel and winning multiple Grammy Awards. As a Cuban refuge, Jon understands that life is about starting anew and embracing opportunities, something he never lost sight of while achieving his dream of being a performer and while building new dreams when life took unexpected turns. In his debut book, Jon shares the lessons he learned that made him the resilient person he is today. His moving message reaffirms that wisdom and strength comes from constantly reinventing yourself and finding what you’re made of through doubt and hardships, growing from adversity, and having faith in A New Day.
Description : After a traumatic past, life finally seems to be looking up for Hanna Foster. But war is on its way . . . London, 1938. Hanna and Jack Foster had been sent to an orphanage when their parents were killed in a train crash, but were separated when a couple adopted Jack. Bullied and treated like a slave, it soon became clear it was a dreadful mistake. In desperation, Jack takes his future into his own hands and runs away to join the merchant navy, while Hanna takes a job looking after two children. For a time, life seems good, but war is looming and threatens to take away everything Hanna holds dear . . .
Description : A New Day Dawning is set in the unreal world of Rookery Rally, which portrays Tipperary countryside and a hillside community in the late 1940s. It follows a group of children through their formative years as their personal beliefs and personalities develop.