Description : "A dramatic journey from a nightmarish childhood in a Romanian concentration camp to the adult's painful fight for a meaningful existence. An impressive document of human resilience, a luminous portrait of a never embittered survivor, gifted with an exact "Honest and brave. A monument to the dead of Transnistria, to a black mark in history and to an enduring spirit."-- Miami Herald Ruth Gold proves that the heart broken into a thousand pieces can be broken yet more....Read this book: it is filled with the stubborn light of the(barely describable)truth.--Andrei Codrescu, author of The Blood Countess
Description : “Through her personal leadership journey, Addie Bryant has written, with sweet passion, the single most important book on social skills and confidence building for our old and new generation of the American culture. This book is not just recommended reading, it’s essential. Great job!” - Sue Fox, Business owner of Etiquette Survival Inc, and author of Etiquette For Dummies, Business Etiquette For Dummies, and Wedding Etiquette For Dummies:
Description : “Exquisitely imagined, deeply researched . . . brings to the foreground the most enigmatic and fascinating figure in Gone with the Wind. This is a brave work of literary empathy by a writer at the height of his powers, who demonstrates a magisterial understanding of the period, its clashing cultures, and its heartbreaking crises. ” —Geraldine Brooks, author of March The only authorized prequel to Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind—the unforgettable story of Mammy. On a Caribbean island consumed by the flames of revolution, an infant girl falls under the care of two French émigrés, Henri and Solange Fournier, who take the beautiful child they call Ruth to the bustling American city of Savannah. What follows is the sweeping tale of Ruth’s life as shaped first by her strong-willed mistress, and then by Solange’s daughter Ellen and Gerald O’Hara, the rough Irishman Ellen chooses to marry; the Butler family of Charleston and their unexpected connection to Mammy Ruth; and finally Scarlett O’Hara—the irrepressible Southern belle Mammy raises from birth. As we witness the lives of three generations of women, gifted storyteller Donald McCaig reveals a nuanced portrait of Mammy, at once a proud woman and a captive, a strict disciplinarian who has never experienced freedom herself. Through it all, Mammy endures, a rock in the river of time. Set against the backdrop of the South from the 1820s until the dawn of the Civil War, here is a remarkable story of fortitude, heartbreak, and indomitable will—and a tale that will forever illuminate your reading of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind.
Description : To help people better understand what to expect in church and to understand why so many people are disappointed in their church experience. To give people a better understanding of how most churches are structured and different types of churches/religions. To let people know that 'most' churches are social clubs, not Holy places as they are led to believe. Churches are full of hypocrites, liars and dishonest people. Churches take people's money under false pretenses and spend the money unwisely with little or no accountability. Many churches are breeding grounds for self-centered, egotistical people to further their ambitions and impose their will over others. Most churches preach and teach 'false doctrine' and put out misinformation concerning the Bible.
Description : This volume provides a readable introduction to the narrative book of Ruth appropriate for the student, pastor, and scholar. LaCocque combines historical, literary, feminist, and liberationist approaches in an engaging synthesis. He argues that the book was written in the post-exilic period and that the author was a woman. Countering the fears and xenophobia of many in Jerusalem, the biblical author employed the notion of h.esed (kindness, loyalty, steadfast love), which transcends any national boundaries. LaCocque focuses on redemption and levirate marriage as the two legal issues that recur throughout the text of Ruth. Ruth comes from the despised people of Moab but becomes a model for Israel. Boaz, converted to the model of steadfast love, becomes both redeemer and levir for Ruth and thus fulfills the Torah. In the conclusion to his study, the author sketches some parallels with Jesus' hermeneutics of the Law as well as postmodern problems and solutions.
Description : This is a guidebook for a trip through the body of literature known as the Old Testament or the Hebrew Scriptures. This book is used as a textbook in some introductory Old Testament religion courses.
Description : Part memoir, part anecdotal family history and genealogy, this is a personal book that explores the parallel lives of a two individuals beginning in 1925. Their life journey brings them together, and the narratives highlight their early years together before they had children. The quest into family history led to the inclusion of vignettes about a few family members of yesteryears to remind us that the family circle is wide. It includes the living and the dead and the yet-to-be.