Description : The goal of this devotional workbook is to help you discover that true character is only found and developed in an eternal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ thus becoming a person of character. If someone asked, 'Who are you?' How would you answer? One soon discovers that fulfillment in life does not come with materialist possessions. We do not define who we are by the abundance of our possessions but by the personal character we model. Destination Character; The Process of God's Transforming Grace assists a person in understanding how his or her present belief (value) system defines the character that is being exemplified.
Description : Developmental and life-course criminology are both concerned with the study of changes in offending and problem behaviors over time. Developmental studies in criminology focus on psychological factors that influence the onset and persistence of criminal behavior, while life-course studies analyze how changes in social arrangements, like marriage, education or social networks, can lead to changes in offending. Though each perspective is clearly concerned with patterns of offending and problem behavior over time, the literature on each is spread across various disciplines, including criminology & criminal justice, psychology, and sociology. The Oxford Handbook on Developmental and Life-Course Criminology offers the first comprehensive survey of these two approaches together. Edited by three noted authorities in the field, the volume provides in-depth critical reviews of the development of offending, developmental and life-course theories, development correlates and risk/protective factors, life transitions and turning points, and effective developmental interventions from the world's leading scholars. In the first two sections, the contributors provide overviews of specific criminal career parameters, including age-crime curve, prevalence/frequency of offending, and co-offending, and review the main theoretical frameworks in the developmental and life-course criminology areas. They further summarize some of the empirical literature on known developmental correlates and risk/protective factors associated with longitudinal patterns of offending in the next section. The fourth section focuses on life transitions and turning points as they may relate to persistence in-or desistance from-criminal activity into adulthood, while the final section examines the genesis of antisocial, delinquent, and criminal activity, its maintenance, and its cessation. A state of the art overview on the topic, this Handbook aims to be the most authoritative resource on all issues germane to developmental and life-course criminologists and provides next steps for further research.
Description : After running from his past for twenty-five years, Michael J. Bear, ex-deep cover operative for an ultra-secret shadow agency of the world Shadow Government, faces one of his greatest challenges: confronting a psychotic killer being controlled by the lord of darkness himself. Between Shadows: The final Darkle story, is a cyclonic examination of twisted and repressed love, leading to ultimate redemption. Completing the modern day mythos begun in The Noble Stories and Darkle's Midnight Tales, Between Shadows reunites Michael with his soul mate. However, Lucifer, jealous that one of his Fallen Angels is about to reunite its divided spirit, once again intervenes to separate the lovers before they become aware of their True Self. But the incarnations of Fate and Death conspire to help the one time Arch Angel return to paradise, a whole being, finally understanding the purpose of all existence.
Description : A psychoanalytic process from its beginning to its termination is described to illustrate crucial technical issues in the treatment of individuals with narcissistic personality organization and the countertransference manifestations such patients stimulate in the analyst. The subject of this book exhibited cruelty to confirm and stabilize his grandiosity. His internal world was a "reservoir" of the deposited image of his father figure, an individual most severely traumatized during World War II. The patient was given the task to be a mass-"killer" of animals instead of being a hunted one.This book most clearly illustrates how the transgenerational transmission of trauma takes place and how the impact of war continues in future generations. The book also provides an understanding of a special kind of psychological motivation that directs a person to use weapons for mass killing. In this era of pluralism in psychoanalysis, providing the story of a psychoanalytic case in its duration opens ways for comparison and discussion of technique and can be used as a teaching tool.