The Beautiful Struggle

The Beautiful Struggle
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publsiher: One World
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-05-06
ISBN: 0385526849
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beautiful Struggle Book Excerpt:

An exceptional father-son story from the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me about the reality that tests us, the myths that sustain us, and the love that saves us. Paul Coates was an enigmatic god to his sons: a Vietnam vet who rolled with the Black Panthers, an old-school disciplinarian and new-age believer in free love, an autodidact who launched a publishing company in his basement dedicated to telling the true history of African civilization. Most of all, he was a wily tactician whose mission was to carry his sons across the shoals of inner-city adolescence—and through the collapsing civilization of Baltimore in the Age of Crack—and into the safe arms of Howard University, where he worked so his children could attend for free. Among his brood of seven, his main challenges were Ta-Nehisi, spacey and sensitive and almost comically miscalibrated for his environment, and Big Bill, charismatic and all-too-ready for the challenges of the streets. The Beautiful Struggle follows their divergent paths through this turbulent period, and their father’s steadfast efforts—assisted by mothers, teachers, and a body of myths, histories, and rituals conjured from the past to meet the needs of a troubled present—to keep them whole in a world that seemed bent on their destruction. With a remarkable ability to reimagine both the lost world of his father’s generation and the terrors and wonders of his own youth, Coates offers readers a small and beautiful epic about boys trying to become men in black America and beyond. Praise for The Beautiful Struggle “I grew up in a Maryland that lay years, miles and worlds away from the one whose summers and sorrows Ta-Nehisi Coates evokes in this memoir with such tenderness and science; and the greatest proof of the power of this work is the way that, reading it, I felt that time, distance and barriers of race and class meant nothing. That in telling his story he was telling my own story, for me.”—Michael Chabon, bestselling author of The Yiddish Policemen’s Union and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay “Ta-Nehisi Coates is the young James Joyce of the hip hop generation.”—Walter Mosley

The Beautiful Struggle

The Beautiful Struggle
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-02-04
ISBN: 0241517230
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beautiful Struggle Book Excerpt:

*An extraordinary coming-of-age story, adapted from the adult memoir by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Water Dancer and Between the World and Me* 'Ta-Nehisi Coates is the young James Joyce of the hip-hop generation' Walter Mosley This was the abyss where, unguided, black boys were swallowed whole, only to re-emerge on corners and prison tiers Ta-Nehisi Coates grew up in the tumultuous 1980's in Baltimore known, back then as the murder capital of the United States. With seven siblings, four mothers, and one highly unconventional father: Paul Coates, a larger-than-life Vietnam Vet, Black Panther, Ta-Nehisi's coming of age story is gripping and lays bare the troubled, often violent life of the inner-city, and the author's experience as a young black person in it With candor, Ta-Nehisi Coates details the challenges on the streets and within one's family, especially the eternal struggle for peace between a father and son and the important role family plays in such circumstances.

The Beautiful Struggle

The Beautiful Struggle
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN: 1784785350
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beautiful Struggle Book Excerpt:

A small and beautiful epic of growing up in 1980s Baltimore, from the author of Between the World and Me The Beautiful Struggle is an extraordinary memoir from the most important new voice in the US race debate and the author of New York Times bestseller list no. 1 Between the World and Me, hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading.” This small and perfectly formed epic follows the lives of boys on the journey to manhood in black America and beyond in 1980s Baltimore, a city on the verge of chaos. These youngsters needed to learn fast, and Ta-Nehisi’s father, Paul, was a fine teacher: a Vietnam vet who rolled with the Black Panthers, an old-school disciplinarian, and an autodidact who launched a publishing company in his basement. The Beautiful Struggle is a moving father-and-son story about the reality that tests us, and the love that saves us.

The Beautiful Struggle

The Beautiful Struggle
Author: Kari Campbell
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2019-02-14
ISBN: 1480874345
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beautiful Struggle Book Excerpt:

“The words in this book are meant to heal; they are meant to affirm both me and you. These words are laced with and dripping with love. These words are freedom.” The Beautiful Struggle is one woman’s poetic odyssey through quiet turmoil, the search for true love, and ultimate revitalization through the art of writing. This book is a memoir filled with reflective prose and insightful poems about faith, love and light.

The Beautiful Struggle Adapted for Young Adults

The Beautiful Struggle  Adapted for Young Adults
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN: 1984894048
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beautiful Struggle Adapted for Young Adults Book Excerpt:

Adapted from the adult memoir by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Water Dancer and Between the World and Me, this father-son story explores how boys become men, and quite specifically, how Ta-Nehisi Coates became Ta-Nehisi Coates. As a child, Ta-Nehisi Coates was seen by his father, Paul, as too sensitive and lacking focus. Paul Coates was a Vietnam vet who'd been part of the Black Panthers and was dedicated to reading and publishing the history of African civilization. When it came to his sons, he was committed to raising proud Black men equipped to deal with a racist society, during a turbulent period in the collapsing city of Baltimore where they lived. Coates details with candor the challenges of dealing with his tough-love father, the influence of his mother, and the dynamics of his extended family, including his brother "Big Bill," who was on a very different path than Ta-Nehisi. Coates also tells of his struggles at school and with girls, making this a timely story to which many readers will relate.

My Beautiful Struggle

My Beautiful Struggle
Author: Jordan Bone
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-05-04
ISBN: 1409171531
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Beautiful Struggle Book Excerpt:

A girl with her whole life ahead of her. A terrible accident. An inspiring story of triumph over trauma. Aged 15, Jordan was a happy-go-lucky girl; having fun with friends and loving life. In one fateful moment, everything changed. A car accident left her paralysed from the chest down and shocked her into deep depression. She was on the brink of giving up. But gradually Jordan realised there is hope beyond utter devastation, and life beyond disability. Painstakingly re-learning how to apply her beloved make-up, Jordan began to rebuild her sense of self and empowerment. Her body may have been broken but her spirit was not. She is now a successful beauty blogger and her journey of positivity inspires millions around the world. MY BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE is the incredible true story of how one young woman overcame immense challenges, of inner strength that lies beneath outer beauty, of how to believe in yourself and find the light when it feels like all hope is gone.

The Beautiful Struggle Adapted for Young Adults

The Beautiful Struggle  Adapted for Young Adults
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publsiher: Ember
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2022-01-11
ISBN: 1984894056
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beautiful Struggle Adapted for Young Adults Book Excerpt:

"A memoir from Ta-Nehisi Coates, in which he details the challenges on the streets and within one's family, especially the eternal struggle for peace between a father and son and the important role family plays in such circumstances"--

Beautiful Struggle

Beautiful Struggle
Author: Hayward S. Penny III
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2020-11-23
ISBN: 1664206817
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Struggle Book Excerpt:

Welcome to your Beautiful Struggle Many books and videos try to comfort us by saying, “Your struggle will be over soon”, but for so many of us, we have struggles that will last for months, years, or even the rest of our lives. In these times, what do you do? What do you do when all your thoughts and prayers don’t seem like they are making a difference? What do you do when it takes forever to get what you so desperately desire? In Beautiful Struggle, Hayward Penny shows how his lifelong battle with epilepsy gives valuable insights into how to endure, survive and overcome enemies such as depression, disappointment, and disaster. Using the COR3 principles of faith, hope, and love, Beautiful Struggle provides a roadmap of how to turn your worst situations into something that will upgrade your mental, physical, and spiritual health. Your struggle doesn’t have to stop you. Your disability doesn’t have to disable you. Your problems don’t have to paralyze you. It’s time to start your journey. The journey that can turn your terrible struggle into something beautiful.

The Beautiful Struggle

The Beautiful Struggle
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-04-19
ISBN: 9783896677044
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Beautiful Struggle

The Beautiful Struggle
Author: Talib Kweli
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The beautiful struggle

The beautiful struggle
Author: Mlamli Figlan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9789197398169
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Abide

Abide
Author: Macrina Wiederkehr
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN: 0814639585
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abide Book Excerpt:

In the Gospel of John Jesus directs us, Abide in me, as I abide in you. This book is an invitation to make the Word of God your home through the practice of lectio divina .Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB, encourages you to turn the words of Scripture over in your heart as a plough turns over the soil to welcome the seed. In these scriptural meditations, the piercing reflective questions and personal prayers lead the reader into a deeper relationship with the Divine. Aware that drawing near the Word of God requires a special kind of presence, the author invites you to breathe in the Word, wait before the Word, walk through the pages of Scripture as a pilgrim, and, finally, abide in an intimate and transforming communion with God. The format of the book lends itself not only to daily personal prayer and reflection, but to group faith sharing as well. Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB, author of the popular A Tree Full of Angels (HarperCollins) and Seven Sacred Pauses (Ave Maria), is well known for her creative spiritual writings and retreat ministry. She is also a regular columnist for Stepping Stones, the Little Rock Scripture Study newsletter. She has lived monastic life for fifty years and makes her home with the Sisters of St. Scholastica, a Benedictine monastery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Writing and retreat ministry have become a part of her evolving cal. Visit her personal blog at http://macrina-underthesycamoretree.blogspot.com/.

Life

Life
Author: John Deleo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-02-21
ISBN: 9781450764407
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Book Excerpt:

Between the World of Ta Nehisi Coates and Christianity

Between the World of Ta Nehisi Coates and Christianity
Author: David Evans,Peter Dula
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2018-10-24
ISBN: 1532619448
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between the World of Ta Nehisi Coates and Christianity Book Excerpt:

Between the world of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Christianity there appears to be the widest difference. Coates’s brief comments on Christianity in his highly acclaimed Between the World and Me make clear that religious faith is alien to his own experience. Still, Christian audiences from congregations to theological schools engaged the text for its analysis of the state of race relations in the United States. In September 2015, Ta-Nehisi Coates tweeted, "Best thing about #BetweenTheWorldAndMe is watching Christians engage the work. Serious learning experience for me." This volume takes that tweet as an invitation to theologians, ethicists, and religious studies scholars to engage the book, and as a challenge to do so in a way that is a learning experience for Coates, the authors, and readers.

Slum Beautiful

Slum Beautiful
Author: Kenny Attaway
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-10-25
ISBN: 1467837008
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slum Beautiful Book Excerpt:

Slum beautiful is a remarkable, straight forward, poetic and eye stretching memoir of KyDeja Morgan’s (Slum Beautiful) struggling life. In her first 28 years of life she was molested, practiced blasphemous acts, robbed, sold drugs, used drugs, prostituted, and arrested and almost prosecuted for the murders of both her mother and brother. Like her other siblings, Slum was raised in a dysfunctional family that practiced open sex, used drugs, gambled and treated their home as a hangout for other addicts. Through her avowed journey in life, it would take Slum 28 years and 11 months, along with becoming homeless to find the beauty in her slum (mind, body, soul and surroundings.) she was able to connect, dig out and remove some of the most scattered and unraveling moments of her life thanks to the acts of soliloquy, prison and an unlikely fallen angel along the way. However, before Slum could share her newly found beauty she has to beat a slew of charges, including breaking and entering, robbery, murder-and come fourth with secrets that inadvertently prolonged her vicious life cycle. Slum Beautiful- in retrospect not only visits the most dangerous place on earth in our heart’s memory, but gives a mind-boggling, touch of retrograde amnesia exploring the inducement of dysfunction in Slum’s family that includes, molestation, sibling rivalry, systematic dependency, drug dependency, self hate, cultural hate, racism, and women and child abuse. Slum Beautiful explores how cycles of injustice begin, and how they can continue to plague without culminating. Penned with a poetic pen, conscience mind, and honest heart, Slum beautiful is the Pangaea of life before the evolution of such disheartening events, and then some. It is an internal reflection of yours and mine. Find your beauty, before the wrong hands do. Without further do, Kenny Attaway presents Slum Beautiful: the soliloquy of the kandy lady.

A Year of Reading

A Year of Reading
Author: Elisabeth Ellington,Jane Freimiller
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 1492642231
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Year of Reading Book Excerpt:

Desire a book to cozy up with by a wintery window? How about an addictive page-turner for sunbathing on the beach? Thousands of new books are published each year, and if you're a book lover or just book curious choosing what to read next can seem like an impossible task. A Year of Reading relieves the anxiety by helping you find just the right read, and includes fun and interactive subcategories for each choice, including: • Description and history • Extra credit • Did You Know? • Have You Seen the Film? • and more! A Year of Reading also gives advice and tips on how to join or start a book group, and where to look for other reading recommendations. Perfect for clubs or passionate individuals, this beautiful and concise second edition is the essential guide to picking up your next inspiring, entertaining, and thought-provoking book.

Beauty Begins

Beauty Begins
Author: Chris Shook,Megan Shook Alpha
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-03-15
ISBN: 1601427301
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beauty Begins Book Excerpt:

“Beauty begins. That’s the point of this book. Our understanding of beauty got started somewhere and somehow, and probably due to someone. Now that may have been a good start, but then again it may not have.” We live in a culture obsessed with beauty. Walk by any magazine stand or turn on a television and you’ll be bombarded with the images and ideals that our culture believes are the definition of beautiful. And if you’re like most women, you’ve probably spent countless hours trying to measure up to this standard whether you realize it or not. But if you don’t make peace with your reflection, you’ll end up declaring war on yourself. That’s where mother-daughter team Chris Shook and Megan Shook Alpha want to help. In Beauty Begins, they challenge each of us to trade the pressure of perfection for God's perfect love. Poignant, relevant, and relatable, Beauty Begins is for every woman who wants to reclaim what it means to be truly beautiful.

Critical Hope

Critical Hope
Author: Kari Grain, PhD
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-05-03
ISBN: 1623176387
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Hope Book Excerpt:

Introducing the 7 principles for practicing critical hope--because hope isn’t something you have; it’s something you do. Each person has a unique, ever-changing relationship to hope. Hope alone can be transformational--but in moments of despair, or when you’re up against profound injustice, it isn’t enough on its own. Hope without action is, at best, naive. At its worst, it tricks you into giving up the power and agency you have to change systems that cause suffering. Enter critical hope: a spark of passion, an abiding belief that transformation is not just possible, but vital. This is hope in action: a vibrant, engaged practice and a commitment to honoring transformative potential across a vast spectrum of experience. Dr. Kari Grain, PhD, offers 7 principles for practicing critical hope: • Hope is necessary, but hope alone is not enough • Critical hope is not something you have; it’s something you practice. • Critical hope is messy, uncomfortable, and full of contradictions. • Critical hope is intimately entangled with the body and the land • Critical hope requires bearing witness to social and historical trauma • Critical hope requires interruptions and invitations • Anger and grief have a seat at the table The principles for practicing critical hope are not what you might think: they confront toxic positivity and take up discomfort, social injustices, and an ethos of hospitality toward anger and grief. But held in this same space is a love for connection–and an honoring of what makes you feel alive. Inspired by her global research, teaching experiences, and education curriculum taught at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Grain shows that to cultivate critical hope--and combat despair--you need to show up with your whole self, in all its messy, passionate, vibrant complexity.

Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2016
ISBN: 9781410485847
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between the World and Me Book Excerpt:

A #1 New York Times BestsellerA National Book Award FinalistA profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a black father for his son, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.

The Beautiful Struggle

The Beautiful Struggle
Author: Zackary Jones
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2019-03-14
ISBN: 9781090508157
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beautiful Struggle Book Excerpt:

This is a story about my life the ups and downs the good and the bad. My main mission is to shed light on the world and let the people know their are not alone