Description : The Black church has traditionally served as the unifying agent within the Black community. It was the locus of formation regarding morality training, spiritual awareness and social activism. It provided a safe space for African Americans to heal from the evil wounds of slavery, bigotry, Jim Crow, discrimination and racism. In recent years the role and place of the Black church in the life of African American people has begun to diminish. In no specific gender is this reality seen more clearly than in the absence of Black men from church pews. Across denominational lines, irrespective of geographical locations, backgrounds, and class, Black men are exiting the Black church at a rate that is both shocking and alarming. The key to restoring the Black church lies within the heart and hands of the Black man. This book seeks to offer a new strategy to reach, resource, and restore the Black man to his God-given position of prominence by facing the issues that have marred his identity.
Description : The legendary actor looks back on his long and eventful life, reflecting on the joys and sorrows of aging, his storied Hollywood career, his family and five-decade marriage, and his Jewish faith.
Description : Let’s face it: everyone’s getting older. But millions of women, raised to believe that success and happiness are based on their intelligence and accomplishments, face an unexpected challenge: the physical realities of aging. If looks are not supposed to matter, why do so many women panic as their appearance changes? Their dilemma stems from two opposing societal views of beauty which lead to two different approaches to aging. Should women simply grow old naturally since their looks don’t define them, or should they fight the signs of aging since beauty and youth are their currency and power? This Beauty Paradox leaves many women feeling stuck. Face It, by Vivian Diller, Ph.D., is a psychological guide to help women deal with the emotions brought on by their changing appearances. As a model turned psychotherapist, Diller has had the opportunity to examine the world of beauty from two very different vantage points. This unique perspective helped her develop a six-step program that begins with recognizing "uh-oh" moments that reveal the reality of changing looks, and goes on to identify the masks used to cover deeper issues and define the role beauty plays in a woman’s life, and ends with bidding adieu to old definitions of beauty, so women can enjoy their appearance—at any age!
Description : A young missionary working with Sudanese children sees transformation one child at a time, changed form the inside by Jesus' heart of love and power.
Description : In Room for Love by Andrea Meyer, Jacquie Stuart has just turned thirty-two and she wants to do a major rewrite on her life. Her salary at a snarky film magazine barely covers her mortgage, her bratty sister has staked permanent claim to her couch, her best friend is in an obscenely happy marriage, and the only guy who really gets her is gay. Worst of all, she keeps falling for broke, self-involved commitment-phobes. Needing moonlighting money, Jacquie gets the idea of investigating a new dating trend—looking for Mr. Right in the "Roommate Wanted" ads. After a bunch of colorful near-misses that bring her into the slums of the East Village, the brownstones of Brooklyn, and the dingier digs of the Upper East Side, Jacquie thinks she's finally found the man she's been looking for and stuns her friends by moving out of her beloved apartment—and into his. Complications ensue when her live-in love reveals some alarming imperfections, the irresistible artist who dumped her wants her back... and what is up with the mystery man living in the charming one-bedroom she left behind? Jacquie has been looking for love in other people's homes all over town, but could the key to her happiness lie right under her very own roof?
Description : Surviving motherhood? It's all about having the right support network. Lawyer Cassie has a new baby, a husband who converses mainly through jokes, a best friend on the other side of the world, and a taskforce of Babycraft mums who make her feel she has about as much maternal aptitude as a jellyfish. Husband Jonathan dismisses Cassie's maternal anxieties, but is he really paying attention to his struggling wife? He's started sleep talking and it seems there's more on his mind than he's letting on. Then sexy, swaggering ex-boyfriend Malkie saunters into Cassie's life again. Unlike Jonathan, he 'gets' her. He'd like to get her into bed again, too... And on top of all her emotional turmoil, she also finds herself advising a funeral director on ghost protocol and becomes involved in anactof hotel spa fraud, never mind hiding cans of wasp spray all over the house to deal with the stalker who seems to be lurking everywhere she looks. Marriage and motherhood isn't the fairytale Cassie thought it would be. Will her strange new world fall apart around her or willtinyactsoflovebe enough to get her through? Funny, perceptive and real, TinyActsofLove portrays the rawness of motherhood, the flipside ofloveand the powerful lure of paths not taken. PRAISE FOR TINYACTSOFLOVE 'A beautiful portrayal of the tribulations of becoming a new mum, it's a fantastic debut.' OK MAGAZINE 'Funny, poignant and honest, this is a cracker of a debut novel.' THE SUN 'With tear-provoking moments and chapters that will make you laugh out loud, this page-turner is impossible to put down.' CLOSER MAGAZINE (4 Stars) 'If you have ever been a new parent, every moment of this novel will resonate with you. If you have not, you are still in for a fantastic and invigorating peek into one fictional family's life ... Really cannot recommend this highly enough.' LIZLOVESBOOKS (Blog)
Description : DIV This book was inspired by the author’s discovery of an extraordinary cache of letters from a soldier who was killed on the Western Front during the First World War. The soldier was his grandfather, and the letters had been tucked away, unread and unmentioned for many decades. Intrigued by the heartbreak and history of these family letters, Fletcher sought out the correspondence of other British soldiers who had volunteered for the fight against Germany. This resulting volume offers a vivid account of the physical and emotional experiences of seventeen British soldiers whose letters survive. Drawn from different regiments, social backgrounds, and areas of England and Scotland, they include twelve officers and five ordinary “Tommies.”/div DIV /div DIV The book explores the training, journey to France, fear, shellshock, and life in the trenches as well as the leisure, love, and home leave the soldiers dreamed of. Fletcher discusses the psychological responses of 17- and 18-year-old men facing appalling realities and considers the particular pressures on those who survived their fallen comrades. While acknowledging the horror and futility the soldiers of the Great War experienced, the author shows another side to the story, focusing new attention on the loyal comradeship, robust humor, and strong morale that uplifted the men at the Front and created a powerful bond among them./div
Description : This book shows how we can stretch our capacity to love - stretch it beyond anything we can imagine. To love more, we need the desire to love more. We need to slow down - not to do less, but to relax the frantic pace of thinking that leaves so little room for what is worthwhile. We need ways to reorder our priorities. We need time - time for others. And we need some way of renewing ourselves, day in and day out. Eknath Easwaran describes specific methods of meditation and prayer which we can use to tap our inner strength at any time, even when we are frustrated, angry, or sapped by doubt. Introductions to each section give glimpses into the lives and teachings of these saints.
Description : In the fall of 2004, JJ Abrams' show Lost crashed into prime-time TV, instantly igniting awe with its shocking premiere. Credited with bringing back the supernatural (and science fiction) to mainstream television, Lost's success is phenomenal. Everyone seems to have an idea of what's really happening on the island, even when every episode presents more and more mysteries. Here, experts join the fray and have a go at answering the questions everyone is asking, providing surprising insights into the show that are sure to keep fans buzzing.
Description : Praise for Sundays Child Carter has written a memoir that captures the quintessential America that now seems to be slipping away from us. A real treat. --John Tebbel, author and Journalist Deeply moving...the book is a delight and of course you write like a dream...Congratulations on what I believe we used to call a great read, and more than that, a deeply affecting record. --Ellen Feldman, author of Lucy and The Scottsboro Boys Praise for Nobody Yet Knows Who I Am In volume two of Robert Carters memoirs, the reader is again treated to the authors ruthlessly stark self-appraisal. Through the extraordinarily clarity of prose, the reader seems to share his experiences immediately rather than through the medium of words. His descriptions of his lovers, friends, and passing acquaintances drive the reader along. --James Scanlon, Professor Emeritus of History, Randolph-Macon College