Seven Men

Seven Men
Author: Eric Metaxas
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN: 0718087844
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Men Book Excerpt:

In Seven Men, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas presents seven exquisitely crafted short portraits of widely known—but not well understood—Christian men, each of whom uniquely showcases a commitment to live by certain virtues in the truth of the gospel. Written in a beautiful and engaging style, Seven Men addresses what it means (or should mean) to be a man today, at a time when media and popular culture present images of masculinity that are not the picture presented in Scripture and historic civil life. This book answers questions like: What does it take to be a true exemplar as a father, brother, husband, leader, coach, counselor, change agent, and wise man? What does it mean to stand for honesty, courage, and charity? And how can you stand especially at times when the culture and the world run counter to those values? Each of the seven biographies represents the life of a man who experienced the struggles and challenges to be strong in the face of forces and circumstances that would have destroyed the resolve of lesser men. Each of the seven men profiled—George Washington, William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jackie Robinson, John Paul II, and Charles Colson—call the reader to a more elevated walk and lifestyle, one that embodies the gospel in the world around us.

Seven Men and Seven Women

Seven Men and Seven Women
Author: Eric Metaxas
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN: 1400211093
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven Men and Seven Women Book Excerpt:

Two beloved Metaxas classics in a single, compact edition. In this new, one-volume edition that brings together two of his most popular works, #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas explores the question of what makes a great person great? Seven Men and Seven Women tells the captivating stories of fourteen heroic individuals who changed the course of history and shaped the world in astonishing ways. George Washington led his country to independence yet resisted the temptation to become America's king. William Wilberforce led the fight to end the slave trade, giving up his chance to be England's prime minister. Susanna Wesley, the mother of nineteen children, gave the world its most significant evangelist and its greatest hymn-writer, her sons John and Charles. Jackie Robison endured the threats and abuse of racists with unimaginable dignity and strength. Corrie ten Boom risked her life to hide Dutch Jews from the Nazis in World War II and survived the horrors of a concentration camp--and forgave her tormentors years later. And Rosa Parks's God-given sense of justice and unshakable dignity helped launch the twentieth century’s greatest social movement. These and other lives profiled in Seven Men and Seven Women reveal how reveal the secret to a life of greatness--by responding to call to live for something greater than oneself.

United States Congressional Serial Set

United States Congressional Serial Set
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1871
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Arabs in the Mirror

Arabs in the Mirror
Author: Nissim Rejwan
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-02-17
ISBN: 0292774451
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arabs in the Mirror Book Excerpt:

To bring new perspectives to the question of Arab identity, Iraqi-born scholar Nissim Rejwan has assembled this fascinating collection of writings by Arab and Western intellectuals, who try to define what it means to be Arab. He begins with pre-Islamic times and continues to the last decades of the twentieth century, quoting thinkers ranging from Ibn Khaldun to modern writers such as al-Ansari, Haykal, Ahmad Amin, al-'Azm, and Said. Through their works, Rejwan shows how Arabs have grappled with such significant issues as the influence of Islam, the rise of nationalism, the quest for democracy, women's status, the younger generation, Egypt's place in the Arab world, Israel's role in Middle Eastern conflict, and the West's "cultural invasion." By letting Arabs speak for themselves, Arabs in the Mirror refutes a prominent Western stereotype—that Arabs are incapable of self-reflection or self-government. On the contrary, it reveals a rich tradition of self-criticism and self-knowledge in the Arab world.

Self made Men

Self made Men
Author: Henry Rubin
Publsiher: Vanderbilt University Press
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780826514356
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self made Men Book Excerpt:

In Self-Made Men, Henry Rubin explores the production of male identities in the lives of twenty-two FTM transsexuals--people who have changed their sex from female to male. The author relates the compelling personal narratives of his subjects to the historical emergence of FTM as an identity category. In the interviews that form the heart of the book, the FTMs speak about their struggles to define themselves and their diverse experiences, from the pressures of gender conformity in adolescence to being mistaken for "butch lesbians," from hormone treatments and surgeries to relationships with families, partners, and acquaintances. Their stories of feeling betrayed by their bodies and of undergoing a "second puberty" are vivid and thought-provoking. Throughout the interviews, the subjects' claims to having "core male identities" are remarkably consistent and thus challenge anti-essentialist assumptions in current theories of gender, embodiment, and identity. Rubin uses two key methods to analyze and interpret his findings. Adapting Foucault's notions of genealogy, he highlights the social construction of gender categories and identities. His account of the history of endocrinology and medical technologies for transforming bodies demonstrates that the "family resemblance" between transsexuals and intersexuals was a necessary postulate for medical intervention into the lives of the emerging FTMs. The book also explores the historical emergence of the category of FTM transsexual as distinguished from the category of lesbian woman and the resultant "border disputes" over identity between the two groups. Rubin complements this approach with phenomenological concepts that stress the importance of lived experience and the individual's capacity for knowledge and action. An important contribution to several fields, including sociology of the body, gender and masculinity, human development, and the history of science, Self-Made Me will be of interest to anyone who has seriously pondered what it means to be a man and how men become men.

Women in Chinese Martial Arts Films of the New Millennium

Women in Chinese Martial Arts Films of the New Millennium
Author: Ya-chen Chen
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0739139088
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Chinese Martial Arts Films of the New Millennium Book Excerpt:

Women and Gender in Chinese Martial Arts Films of the New Millennium, by Ya-chen Chen, examines underexposed gender issues in more recent films, focusing on the contradictory feminism in the film narratives. Through the lens of Chinese martial arts films, Chen delves into "Chinese cinematic martial arts feminism," highlighting the glass ceiling which marks the maximal exercise of feminism which the patriarchal order is willing to accept.

EVELINA

EVELINA
Author: David Gomadza
Publsiher: David Gomadza
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EVELINA Book Excerpt:

A suspenseful romantic action-packed thriller. A gorgeous young lady turned Most Wanted. A romantic trip and a love to die for. A hidden secret. An evil brutal regime practicing a cult they believe existed even before God created the world. Until the regime is stopped life is on the line. A must read. ABOUT THE SERIES EVELINA A secret cult that existed even before this world was created is still at the center of murder a thousand years later. A ruthless regime is using this cult to run rampage and havoc. A corrupt and evil world where murder is the norm. A place so dark and scary where they all come out in numbers where they are slaughtered in thousands. A place where they are naked:-no rights, hopes, or anything to hang on to. A place where the only hope and courage is the heart-engraved-belief that someone will solve God's Dilemma and rise to save humanity. A pledge to fight to the death because the sole existence of the regime is to restore the lost kingdom of darkness at humanity's expense. Where restoring it means slaughtering two-thirds of the world's population in 48 hours known as the 48 Hours of Darkness. It's a story of great courage in the face of death. The rise of Tomorrow's World Order citing the system as the root of all evil setting a collision course with the regime. The suspenseful questions are when and of what magnitude will the collision be and the devastating outcome? Will the regime allow a system change? Where stakes are high and the regime will defend the system at any cost will they succeed and at what cost? How can mankind survive the most feared devil's ghosts? Are you to be the lucky few to be spared in the 48 hours of darkness? Is mankind doomed or there is hope? What is God's Dilemma and can it really be solved? Unless God's Dilemma is solved mankind is doomed. A race against time where it's a matter of life or death for the strongest men let alone for Evelina caught up in all this. Will she survive the greatest manhunt since the world was created with everyone after her with the most powerful man demanding her too? Only one way to find out. Get this book right now.

Youth Offending in Transition

Youth Offending in Transition
Author: Monica Barry
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2006-08-21
ISBN: 1134208502
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Youth Offending in Transition Book Excerpt:

Taking a new approach to youth crime, this book argues that the transition from childhood to adulthood can be an isolating and disempowering experience for young people. Children and young people are inherently vulnerable because of their age and status – they are a minority group, with the potential for being exploited, discriminated against, dominated and disrespected by adults. Youth Offending in Transition explores how their treatment by adult society may lead young people to resort to crime as a means of gaining respect from their peers. Using concepts of capital and the narratives of young offenders themselves, this book is based on original research into the reasons why young people start and stop offending. It discusses the following topics: criminal theory and the significance of youth transitions to the ‘age-crime curve’ social identity and reputation amongst young people social inequalities and their influence on youth transitions the criminalization and discrimination of young people by adults the importance of social recognition in reducing offending.

An Address Delivered Before the Citizens of the Town of Hingham

An Address Delivered Before the Citizens of the Town of Hingham
Author: Solomon Lincoln
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 63
Release: 1835
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Hingham (Mass.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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College Life through the Eyes of Students

College Life through the Eyes of Students
Author: Mary Grigsby
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2014-08-12
ISBN: 1438426399
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

College Life through the Eyes of Students Book Excerpt:

The struggles and achievements of today's college students are throws into stark relief in this fascinating account of how such students make meaning of their lives. Author Mary Grigsby uses the voices of students themselves to discuss how they view, adjust to, and participate in the college student culture of a large midwestern university and to explore what they think of their educational experiences. Topics include a look at a typical day on campus, student subcultures and the lifestyles they engender, whether college life conforms to the images and scenarios of popular culture, and student approaches to making it through college. Going to college has become the major coming-of-age experience for many people in the United States, and Mary Grigsby has provided a compelling, readable, and up-to-date account of this formative period. Book jacket.

Logical Form and Language

Logical Form and Language
Author: Gerhard Preyer,Georg Peter
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780199245550
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Logical Form and Language Book Excerpt:

Seventeen specially written essays by eminent philosophers and linguists appear for the first time in this anthology, all with the central theme of logical form -- a fundamental issue in analytic philosophy and linguistic theory. Logical Form and Language brings together exciting new contributions from diverse points of view, which illuminate the lively current debate about this topic.

The Mabinogion

The Mabinogion
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-03-01
ISBN: 0191517801
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mabinogion Book Excerpt:

Then they took the flowers of the oak, and the flowers of the broom, and the flowers of the meadowsweet, and from those they conjured up the fairest and most beautiful maiden that anyone had ever seen. Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, and an intriguing interpretation of British history — these are just some of the themes embraced by the anonymous authors of the eleven tales that make up the Welsh medieval masterpiece known as the Mabinogion. They tell of Gwydion the shape-shifter, who can create a woman out of flowers; of Math the magician whose feet must lie in the lap of a virgin; of hanging a pregnant mouse and hunting a magical boar. Dragons, witches, and giants live alongside kings and heroes, and quests of honour, revenge, and love are set against the backdrop of a country struggling to retain its independence. Sioned Davies' lively translation recreates the storytelling world of medieval Wales and re-invests the tales with the power of performance.

The Talmud of the Land of Israel Volume 31

The Talmud of the Land of Israel  Volume 31
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 465
Release: 1984-04
ISBN: 9780226576916
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Talmud of the Land of Israel Volume 31 Book Excerpt:

Edited by the acclaimed scholar Jacob Neusner, this thirty-five volume English translation of the Talmud Yerushalmi has been hailed by the Jewish Spectator as a "project...of immense benefit to students of rabbinic Judaism."

The Forester

The Forester
Author: James Brown
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 700
Release: 1861
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Forests and forestry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Decisions and Orders of the National Labor Relations Board

Decisions and Orders of the National Labor Relations Board
Author: United States. National Labor Relations Board
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1942
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Labor laws and legislation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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KALMYKIAN and MONGOLIAN TRADITIONAL FAIRY TALES 39 Kalmyk and Mongolian Children s Stories

KALMYKIAN and MONGOLIAN TRADITIONAL FAIRY TALES   39 Kalmyk and Mongolian Children s Stories
Author: Anon E. Mouse
Publsiher: Abela Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2020-03-13
ISBN: 8834175166
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

KALMYKIAN and MONGOLIAN TRADITIONAL FAIRY TALES 39 Kalmyk and Mongolian Children s Stories Book Excerpt:

Herein are 39 Kalmyk-Mongolian children’s fairy and folktales which are Mongolian in origin. Herein you wind stories like: The Saga Of The Well-And-Wise-Walking Khan The Woman Who Sought Her Husband In The Palace Of Erlik-Khan The Gold-Spitting Prince Five To One The Fortunes Of Shrikantha The Use Of Magic Language The Wife Who Loved Butter Bhîxu Life The Saga Of Ardschi-Bordschi And Vikramâditja’s Throne The Boy-King Schalû the Wolf-boy Vikramâditja acquires another Kingdom The Voice-charmer How Naran Gerel swore falsely and yet told the Truth ….plus many, many more. Kalmyk folklore, fairy tales, omens and sayings are a little-researched genre of folklore. Since early times the Kalmyk people, surveyed nature, animals, and the birds around them, from which they created tales, legends, myths, songs, proverbs, and sayings that are notable for their keen observation, which, over time, have been infused with a healthy dose of deep wisdom, which is highly complementary to their commonly held practise of Tengric Bhuddism, or Mongolian Buddhism. The Kalmyk people are members of the Oirat clan which is Mongolian in origin. The Kalmyks (also spelled Kalmouk) migrated 3,700km/2,300miles from the steppes of southern Siberia on the banks of the Irtysh River to the Lower Volga region, bordering on the northern Caspian sea, arriving in about 1630AD. The most compelling reason was to escape the growing dominance of the neighboring Dzungar Mongol tribe. Along the route of their migration, the Kalmyks would have met and mixed with pagans and shamans, the Jewish Khazars, Islam from the Alans and Nogais, and Christianity from the Russians and other Slavic tribes. As such their folklore and fairytales are interwoven with elements of all these cultures creating a rich and diverse tapestry of lore which is reflected in this volume. ============== KEYWORDS/TAGS: Kalmykian, Mongolian, folklore, fairytales, Ananda, ancient, ape, Ardschi-Bordschi, ARDSCHI, BORDSCHI, arrows, ass, barley-corns, beasts, beautiful, birdcatcher, bird, catcher, Bodhisattva, bones, Boy-king, Buddha, Buddhist, butter, capital, caravan, chief, children, children’s books, children’s stories, Churmusta, companions, cunning, dancing, demons, eight, endowed, enemy, feathers, fifteenth century, 15th C., free, friends, Gandharva, garuda-bird, Gerel, grandparents with children, gratitude, Hermit, honour, horse, India, jewel, Khan, Khanin, King, kingdom, Kun-dgah, Lama, lioness, love, magicians, magnanimous, maiden, majesty, mango tree, marry, Massang, Master, merchandize, merchandise, merchant, Minister, Moonshine, mother-o’-pearl, mothers to be, mothers with children, mountain, Nâgârg′una, Naran, Naran-Dâkinî, Naran Dâkinî, noble, oxen, palace, parents to be, parents with children, parrot, peace, possessed, Prince, Princess, Queen, reading to children, sacred, sacrifice, Schimnu, Schimnu Khan, Schimnus, Serpent, Serpent king, seventy-one, Shanggasba, Siddhi-kür, soothsayer, Ssaran, Sunshine, Suta, tales, talisman, Teacher, temple, thousand, throne, token, transform, treasure, Vikramâditja, water, Well-and-wise-walking, Well and wise walking, weep, wisdom, wise, wolves, wood-carver, wood carver, youth

Report of the Board of Visitors

Report of the Board of Visitors
Author: New York. State Hospital, Utica
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1884
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Casan Na Gaoidilge

Casan Na Gaoidilge
Author: S. O. M.
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1841
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Irish language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Watunna

Watunna
Author: Marc de Civrieux
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2010-06-28
ISBN: 029278953X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Watunna Book Excerpt:

Originally published in Spanish in 1970, Watunna is the epic history and creation stories of the Makiritare, or Yekuana, people living along the northern bank of the Upper Orinoco River of Venezuela, a region of mountains and virgin forest virtually unexplored even to the present. The first English edition of this book was published in 1980 to rave reviews. This edition contains a new foreword by David Guss, as well as Mediata, a detailed myth that recounts the origins of shamanism.

Historical Commentaries on the State of Christianity During the First Three Hundred and Twenty five Years from the Christian Era

Historical Commentaries on the State of Christianity During the First Three Hundred and Twenty five Years from the Christian Era
Author: Johann Lorenz Mosheim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1854
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Church history
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Commentaries on the State of Christianity During the First Three Hundred and Twenty five Years from the Christian Era Book Excerpt: