The Biographies of Ordinary People

The Biographies of Ordinary People
Author: Nicole Dieker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN: 1508057850
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biographies of Ordinary People Book Excerpt:

A Millennial-era Little Women that follows three sisters from 1989 to the present. Library Journal Self-e Selection, with five stars from Foreword Clarion Reviews: “This first volume is deeply satisfying.” The Biographies of Ordinary People is the story of the Gruber family: Rosemary and Jack, and their daughters Meredith, Natalie, and Jackie. The two-volume series begins in July 1989, on Rosemary’s thirty-fifth birthday; it ends in November 2016, on Meredith’s thirty-fifth birthday. When the Grubers move to a small Midwestern town so Jack can teach music at a local college, each family member has an idea of who they might become. Jack wants to foster intellectual curiosity in his students. Rosemary wants to be “the most important person in her own life for the length of an afternoon.” Meredith wants to model herself after the girls she’s read about in books: Betsy Ray, Pauline Fossil, Jo March. Natalie wants to figure out how she’s different from her sisters—and Jackie, the youngest, wants to sing. Set against the past thirty years of social and cultural changes, this story of family, friendship, and artistic ambition takes us into intimately familiar experiences: putting on a play, falling out with a best friend, getting dial-up internet for the first time. Drinking sparkling wine out of a paper cup on December 31, 1999 and wondering what will happen next. “The Biographies of Ordinary People contains artful writing and delicately drawn characters who navigate through the universal tragedies and triumphs of everyday life. This first volume is deeply satisfying.” - Foreword Clarion Reviews (five stars) “...Dieker excels at depicting how real people think and act. When she writes from a child’s perspective, she successfully portrays the state of knowing but not quite understanding.” - Kirkus Reviews “Dieker writes with unrepentant honesty about the human condition, crafting the story of the Gruber family with subtle narrative tension and the central claim that every life is worthy of a biography.” - The BookLife Prize

Ordinary People

Ordinary People
Author: David Wagner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2015-12-03
ISBN: 1317254945
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordinary People Book Excerpt:

David Wagner explores the lives of poor people during the three decades after the Civil War, using a unique treasure of biographies of people who were (at one point in time) inmates in a large almshouse, combined with genealogical and other official records to follow their later lives. Ordinary People develops a more fluid picture of "poverty" as people's lives change over the course of time.

Ordinary People

Ordinary People
Author: Phil Boast
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 555
Release: 2014
ISBN: 149072348X
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordinary People Book Excerpt:

In this, the fourth part of our unfolding drama, we witness the renewal of old and forgotten love, the beginning of new relationships, the reforging of old bonds of friendship, and the beginning of new life. Certain young dreams are fulfilled, certain truths are revealed, and a trip to Paris proves to be definitive for those who take it; a fact which in itself will have consequences which neither party can foresee. A discovery at the Manor House, a terrible secret which has lain buried and forgotten for centuries, will in the fullness of time have far - reaching implications, which are inexorably tied to events which unfold in this part of our tale. By sheer chance, Rebecca's parents happen upon news of their daughter, and their search for her which has lain cold for so long is rekindled. What they cannot know is that their unwitting and innocent intervention forces their beloved daughter to risk everything for her ultimate safety, and the safety of others who now share her fate. In doing so she must at last confront the demons which have haunted her for so long, but first she must betray those who are closest to her, in order to finally meet and confront her tormentor.

Ordinary People Exhibiting Extraordinary Greatness

Ordinary People Exhibiting Extraordinary Greatness
Author: Dwight Merritt
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2012-08-15
ISBN: 1477135359
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordinary People Exhibiting Extraordinary Greatness Book Excerpt:

Ordinary People Exhibiting Extraordinary Greatness is a heartfelt exhortation for all people to accept Jesus Christ and use their God-given gifts, talents, and abilities in conjunction with their spiritual character to edify mankind and glorify God. The book begins by asking, “Who are the ordinary people?” Next, it explains that gifts, talents, and abilities from God make ordinary people extraordinary. Followed by discussions on true greatness in the eyes of God, spiritual character, natural fruit and the correlation between these concepts are discussed. This is followed by biblical examples of Rahab, Ananias, and Mordecai, who exhibited extraordinary greatness, including exhortations about spiritual fruit, the true worship of God-not idols, and the glory of God. Next, is a detailed analysis describing David’s conflict with Goliath and a simple blueprint for exhibiting extraordinary greatness, including a synopsis of repentance, salvation, righteousness, the covenant, forgiveness, and the new creation. Completed by a discussion on purpose, vision, goals, standard, and mission. This exhortation should encourage and edify anyone with a desire to please God.

Organic Outreach for Ordinary People

Organic Outreach for Ordinary People
Author: Kevin G. Harney
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN: 0310313147
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Outreach for Ordinary People Book Excerpt:

Most people who call themselves followers of Jesus have a deep desire to tell others about God’s amazing grace. Yet at the same time, they avoid evangelism and often feel guilty for doing so. Pastor Kevin Harney wants to see this change. He is convinced that ordinary Christians can share the extraordinary love of God in ways that are natural and normal ... and simple!Kevin was raised in a loving, healthy, non-Christian home. He feels as comfortable around people who are far from God as he does with those who have been in the church their whole lives. In this book Kevin offers forty ways any Christian can take simple steps forward in learning to share what is most important, the message of God’s life-changing love revealed in Jesus. In Simple Evangelism you will discover that God longs to work through you to bring his good news to a world in need. And you will be overjoyed as you discover that the pathway to fruitfulness in evangelism is paved with simple attitude adjustments, actions, and spiritual exercises that anyone can do ... including you!

Ordinary People Extraordinary Power

Ordinary People  Extraordinary Power
Author: John Eckhardt
Publsiher: Charisma Media
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-11-02
ISBN: 1616382643
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordinary People Extraordinary Power Book Excerpt:

How did the early church grow so quickly? How can we replicate that success today? The early church gives us the perfect example of how a small group of committed Christians can affect their communities and change the world. The apostles brought a change to the way the people of God lived. Wherever they went, what they believed transformed the culture. In Ordinary People, Extraordinary Power, John Eckhardt helps you understand the purpose and function of today’s spiritual apostles. Using examples from Jesus and the early church, Eckhardt shows you God’s strategy for the apostolic and the biblical foundation for its use and pattern. You will discover... The characteristics of the apostle The proper role and function of the apostolic The ways God uses this gift in the world today Apostles are pioneers. They preach and teach the culture of the kingdom of God--a kingdom of love, humility, power, authority, and service. Through training, teaching, discipleship, and relationship, God begins to empower individuals by the Holy Spirit in preparation for greater service. Our world needs people willing to break free from religion and tradition and be activated to heal, deliver, prophesy, preach, and demonstrate God’s kingdom. It is time to put the apostolic back in the church.

The Museum of Ordinary People

The Museum of Ordinary People
Author: Mike Gayle
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2022-07-07
ISBN: 1529344778
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Museum of Ordinary People Book Excerpt:

The superb new novel from the bestselling author of Half A World Away and All the Lonely People. Still reeling from the sudden death of her mother, Jess is about to do the hardest thing she's ever done: empty her childhood home so that it can be sold. But when in the process Jess stumbles across the mysterious Alex, together they become custodians of a strange archive of letters, photographs, curios and collections known as The Museum of Ordinary People. As they begin to delve into the history of the objects in their care, Alex and Jess not only unravel heartbreaking stories that span generations and continents, but also unearth long buried secrets that lie much closer to home. Inspired by a box of mementos found abandoned in a skip following a house clearance, The Museum of Ordinary People is a thought-provoking and poignant story of memory, grief, loss and the things we leave behind. 'This author's books just get better and better' Good Housekeeping 'Mike Gayle is the king of touching, human stories' Heat

In Praise of Ordinary People

In Praise of Ordinary People
Author: M. Jacob,C. Secretan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2013-12-17
ISBN: 1137380527
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Praise of Ordinary People Book Excerpt:

The discipline of social history has still not given enough attention to the ways in which the perceptions and roles of "ordinary" people changed over time. In these fascinating British and Dutch cases, we see how the study of this evolution imparts historical texture and enables us to understand early modernity with greater clarity.

Common Prostitutes and Ordinary Citizens

Common Prostitutes and Ordinary Citizens
Author: J. Laite
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2011-12-02
ISBN: 0230354211
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Common Prostitutes and Ordinary Citizens Book Excerpt:

Between 1885 and 1960, laws and policies designed to repress prostitution dramatically shaped London's commercial sex industry. This book examines how laws translated into street-level reality, explores how women who sold sex experienced criminalization, and charts the complex dimensions of the underground sexual economy in the modern metropolis.

Thought A Philosophical History

Thought  A Philosophical History
Author: Panayiota Vassilopoulou,Daniel Whistler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-05-03
ISBN: 0429816863
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thought A Philosophical History Book Excerpt:

Of all the topics in the history of philosophy, the history of different forms of thinking and contemplation is one of the most important, and yet is also relatively overlooked. What is it to think philosophically? How did different forms of thinking—reflection, contemplation, critique and analysis—emerge in different epochs? This collection offers a rich and diverse philosophical exploration of the history of contemplation, from the classical period to the twenty-first century. It covers canonical figures including Plato, Aristotle, Descartes and Kant, as well as debates in less well-known areas such as classical Indian and Islamic thought and the role of speculation in twentieth-century Russian philosophy. Comprising twenty-two chapters by an international team of contributors, the volume is divided into five parts: • Flourishing and Thinking from Homer to Hume • The Thinking of Thinking from Augustine to Gödel • Images and Thinking from Plotinus to Unger • Bodies of Thought and Habits of Thinking from Plato to Irigaray • The Efficacy of Thinking from Sextus to Bataille Thought: A Philosophical History is the first comprehensive investigation of the history of philosophical thought and contemplation. As such, it is a landmark publication for anyone researching and teaching the history of philosophy, and a valuable resource for those studying the subject in related fields such as literature, religion, sociology and the history of ideas.

The American Jury System

The American Jury System
Author: Randolph N. Jonakait
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN: 0300129408
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Jury System Book Excerpt:

How are juries selected in the United States? What forces influence juries in making their decisions? Are some cases simply beyond the ability of juries to decide? How useful is the entire jury system? In this important and accessible book, a prominent expert on constitutional law examines these and other issues concerning the American jury system. Randolph N. Jonakait describes the historical and social pressures that have driven the development of the jury system; contrasts the American jury system to the legal process in other countries; reveals subtle changes in the popular view of juries; examines how the news media, movies, and books portray and even affect the system; and discusses the empirical data that show how juries actually operate and what influences their decisions. Jonakait endorses the jury system in both civil and criminal cases, spelling out the important social role juries play in legitimizing and affirming the American justice system.

Parliamentary Debates

Parliamentary Debates
Author: New Zealand. Parliament
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1961
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: New Zealand
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parliamentary Debates Book Excerpt:

Evaluating Cognitive Competences in Interaction

Evaluating Cognitive Competences in Interaction
Author: Gitte Rasmussen,C.E. Brouwer,Dennis Day
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2012-11-21
ISBN: 9027273332
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating Cognitive Competences in Interaction Book Excerpt:

Evaluation is a part of everyday life. Competences, knowledge and skills are assessed in ordinary as well as in institutional settings like hospitals, clinics and schools. This volume investigates how evaluations are being carried out interactionally. More specifically, it explores how people evaluate each others’ cognitive competences as they deal with each others’ understandings, knowings, feelings, doings, hearings and learnings face-to-face. The contributions focus on different evaluation activities in a variety of institutional settings in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Holland and the United States of America. All the contributions approach the theme by use of Ethnomethodology (EM) and/or Conversation Analysis (CA). Thus, the analytic interests concern how participants organize activities of evaluating cognitive competences by means of recognizable interactional methods. This approach differs from other approaches and research interests within cognitive science as it concentrates on how people in interaction orient towards cognitive competence irrespective of scientific theories.

EBook Social Psychology 3e

EBook  Social Psychology 3e
Author: David Myers,Jackie Abell,Fabio Sani
Publsiher: McGraw Hill
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-08-21
ISBN: 1526847930
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EBook Social Psychology 3e Book Excerpt:

Social psychology has a profound influence on our everyday lives; from our shopping habits to our interactions at a party. It seeks to answer questions that we often think and talk about; questions such as: - What circumstances prompt people to help, or not to help? - What factors influence the ups and downs of our close relationships? - Why do some people behave differently when on their own compared to in a group? - What leads individuals sometimes to hurt, and other times to help one another? - Why are we attracted to certain types of people? - How do some persuade others to do what they want? This new edition of Social Psychology has been revised to introduce a more flexible structure for teaching and studying. It includes up-to-date, international research with an emphasis throughout on its critical evaluation. Applied examples across the chapters help to highlight the relevance, and hence the impact, that the theories and methods of this fascinating subject have upon the social world. Key Features Include: - Research Close-Up: Following a brand-new style, this feature matches the layout used in research papers, providing an accessible introduction to journal articles and the research methods used by social psychologists. - Focus On: Fully revised, these boxes look at opposing viewpoints, controversial research or alternative approaches to the topics. This offers a more critical outlook and prompts the questioning of the validity of published research - Recommended Readings: New to this edition, recommended further readings of both classic and contemporary literature have been added to each chapter, providing a springboard for further consideration of the topics. Connect Psychology is McGraw-Hill’s digital learning and teaching environment. Students – You get easy online access to homework, tests and quizzes designed by your instructor. You receive immediate feedback on how you’re doing, making it the perfect platform to test your knowledge. Lecturers – Connect gives you the power to create auto-graded assignments, tests and quizzes online. The detailed visual reporting allows you to easily monitor your students’ progress. In addition, you can access key support materials for your teaching, including a testbank, seminar materials and lecture support. Visit: http://connect.mcgraw-hill.com for more details. Professor David N. Myers holds the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History. As of fall 2017, he serves as the director of the Luskin Center for History and Policy. He previously served as chair of the UCLA History Department (2010-2015) and as director of the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies (1996-2000 and 2004-2010). Dr Jackie Abell is a Reader in Social Psychology with the Research Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, based at Coventry University, UK. Her current areas of research interest include the application of social psychology to wildlife conservation and environmental issues to facilitate resilience and sustainable development, place attachment and identity, social cohesion and inclusion. Professor Fabio Sani holds a Chair in Social and Health Psychology at the University of Dundee. His general research interest concerns the mental and physical health implications of group processes, social identity and sense of belonging. He has been an associate editor of the European Journal of Social Psychology.

How Art Works

How Art Works
Author: Ellen Winner
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-10-04
ISBN: 0190863374
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Art Works Book Excerpt:

There is no end of talk and of wondering about 'art' and 'the arts.' This book examines a number of questions about the arts (broadly defined to include all of the arts). Some of these questions come from philosophy. Examples include: · What makes something art? · Can anything be art? · Do we experience "real" emotions from the arts? · Why do we seek out and even cherish sorrow and fear from art when we go out of our way to avoid these very emotions in real life? · How do we decide what is good art? Do aesthetic judgments have any objective truth value? · Why do we devalue fakes even if we -- indeed, even the experts--- can't tell them apart from originals? · Does fiction enhance our empathy and understanding of others? Is art-making therapeutic? Others are "common sense" questions that laypersons wonder about. Examples include: · Does learning to play music raise a child's IQ? · Is modern art something my kid could do? · Is talent a matter of nature or nurture? This book examines puzzles about the arts wherever their provenance - as long as there is empirical research using the methods of social science (interviews, experimentation, data collection, statistical analysis) that can shed light on these questions. The examined research reveals how ordinary people think about these questions, and why they think the way they do - an inquiry referred to as intuitive aesthetics. The book shows how psychological research on the arts has shed light on and often offered surprising answers to such questions.

Simplicius On Epictetus Handbook 27 53

Simplicius  On Epictetus Handbook 27 53
Author: Charles Brittain,Tad Brennan
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-04-10
ISBN: 1780939035
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simplicius On Epictetus Handbook 27 53 Book Excerpt:

The Enchiridion or Handbook of the first-century AD Stoic Epictetus was used as an ethical treatise both in Christian monasteries and by the sixth-century pagan Neoplatonist Simplicius. Simplicius chose it for beginners, rather than Aristotle's Ethics, because it presupposed no knowledge of logic. We thus get a fascinating chance to see how a pagan Neoplatonist transformed Stoic ideas. The text was relevant to Simplicius because he too, like Epictetus, was teaching beginners how to take the first steps towards eradicating emotion, although he is unlike Epictetus in thinking that they should give up public life rather than acquiesce, if public office is denied them. Simplicius starts from a Platonic definition of the person as rational soul, not body, ignoring Epictetus' further whittling down of himself to just his will or policy decisions. He selects certain topics for special attention in chapters 1, 8, 27 and 31. Things are up to us, despite Fate. Our sufferings are not evil, but providential attempts to turn us from the body. Evil is found only in the human soul. But evil is parasitic (Proclus' term) on good. The gods exist, are provident, and cannot be bought off.With nearly all of this the Stoics would agree, but for quite different reasons, and their own distinctions and definitions are to a large extent ignored. This translation of the Handbook is published in two volumes. This is the second volume, covering chapters 27-53; the first covers chapters 1-26.

Peacebuilding Conflict and Community Development

Peacebuilding  Conflict and Community Development
Author: John Eversley,Sinéad Gormally,Avila Kilmurray
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2022-11-28
ISBN: 1447359364
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peacebuilding Conflict and Community Development Book Excerpt:

How do local communities effectively build peace and reconciliation before, during and after open violence? This trailblazing book gives practical examples, from the Global North, the former Soviet bloc and Global South, on communities addressing conflict in divided and contested societies. The book draws on a range of critical perspectives and practitioner analyses. The diverse case studies demonstrate the considerable knowledge, skills, commitment, courage and relationships within local communities that a critical community development approach can support and encourage. Concluding with activists’ perspectives on working with the challenges of violence, the book offers insights for both an understanding of the root causes of conflict and for bottom-up peacebuilding.

Post Yugoslav Cinema

Post Yugoslav Cinema
Author: Dino Murtic
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN: 1137520353
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Post Yugoslav Cinema Book Excerpt:

Drawing primarily on selected filmic texts from former-Yugoslavia, the book examines key social and political events that triggered the Yugoslav wars in the 1990s. Yugoslav politics and society are set within the broader artistic and cinematic strategies that helped stabilise post-Yugoslav territories strategies that were part of the national desire of looking forward to a time of 'perpetual peace' and its subsequent cosmopolitan norms. It argues that filmic texts demonstrate the degree to which nationalism was at the heart of the violent disintegration of Yugoslavia. Yet, the concern of the argument is not simply to offer a filmic critique but to develop an alternative to nationalism; namely, a theoretical framework through which cosmopolitan humanism is at the forefront of addressing former Yugoslavia's political wounds.

25 Stockings to Christmas

25 Stockings to Christmas
Author: Caroline Bindon
Publsiher: Kereru Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2013-10-31
ISBN: 0473263157
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

25 Stockings to Christmas Book Excerpt:

Beginning on the 1st December and journeying through to Christmas Day, this book is packed with inspirational thoughts and creative ideas to bring real meaning to your Christmas experience. There are nine different ‘times’ included for each day from which participants can mix and match depending on available time and resources. Suitable for individuals, couples, families or flatmates, the book is designed to bring something fresh and new each time you use it over the years. The different ‘times’ include: Bible Time, Question Time, Reflection Time, Discussion Time, Activity Time, Decoration Time, Study Time, Response Time and Prayer Time. Instructions are also included to make your own set of 25 stockings. You can choose from either the ‘No-Sew’ or ‘Simple Sew’ examples. Fill your stockings with small treats and, as you share the treats each day, use the devotional resource to enhance your understanding and engagement with the Christmas season.

The Science of Science fiction Writing

The Science of Science fiction Writing
Author: James E. Gunn
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1578860113
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Science fiction Writing Book Excerpt:

A fiction-writing text by a well-known sci-fi author, editor and professor.