Description : Toma Tomei had nine daughters, but wants a son so that he can become Chief Councillor and leader of his peoples. His political rival Old Jonah opposes his ambition, and consults a witchdoctor to try and ensure Toma will never beget a son. When Toma's wife gives birth to a baby boy however, it seems his plotting has failed. But then, the boys' looks suggest Toma may not be the father after all...
Description : Kimberly Willis Holt explores themes of divorce, acceptance, intergenerational friendship, and the power that comes with noticing in The Lost Boy's Gift, an insightful middle-grade novel. There are places where you want to go and places where you want to leave. There are also places where you want to stay. Nine-year-old Daniel must move across the county with his mom after his parents’ divorce. He’s leaving behind his whole life—everything—and he’s taking a suitcase of anger with him. But Daniel is in for a surprise when he settles into While-a-Way Lane and meets his new neighbors—the Lemonade Girl, the hopscotching mailman, the tiny creatures, and especially Tilda Butter. Tilda knows how to look and listen closely, and it's that gift that helps Daniel find his way in that curious placed called While-a-Way Lane. This title has Common Core connections. Christy Ottaviano Books
Description : A Family All Her Own At twenty-seven, Rose Kellogg knows it's unlikely that she'll ever marry. Her dreams of motherhood seem hopeless. Until she rescues Alf, a young boy abandoned in her father's barn in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. In Alf, Rose finally has hope again, and she's not alone…. Cattle rancher Seth Montgomery always felt awkward around people, but that's not the case with Rose and Alf. Seth instantly bonds with the shy boy and is eager to help Rose make her dream of a family come true. But when their future with Alf is threatened, will Seth and Rose find the courage to embrace the love they've found in each other?
Description : What if the purpose of living is to fulfill a vision or dream we brought with us into this life? Any parent or person working with children knows that each child, when nurtured and encouraged, develops according to his or her unique temperament and abilities. Nurture Your Child's Gift asks us to see our children's unique gifts and shows us how we can encourage their dreams. Nurture Your Child's Gift: Describes recent mind/body advances from medicine, sports, psychology, and education and shows how to apply them directly to developing children's self-esteem, empowerment, and wholeness Provides holistic applications of breathing, music, creative problem solving, self-dialogue, affirmation, and imagery Includes self-reflection exercises that enable parents to nurture their own gifts as they work to encourage their children's
Description : “A manifesto of sorts for anyone who makes art [and] cares for it.” —Zadie Smith “The best book I know of for talented but unacknowledged creators. . . . A masterpiece.” —Margaret Atwood “No one who is invested in any kind of art . . . can read The Gift and remain unchanged.” —David Foster Wallace By now a modern classic, The Gift is a brilliantly orchestrated defense of the value of creativity and of its importance in a culture increasingly governed by money and overrun with commodities. This book is even more necessary today than when it first appeared. An illuminating and transformative book, and completely original in its view of the world, The Gift is cherished by artists, writers, musicians, and thinkers. It is in itself a gift to all who discover the classic wisdom found in its pages.
Description : Picture by Lance Fairchild Photography A Man finds a despondent and brutally abused eight-year-old boy in a garden and although he is on the verge of suicide, the Man is able to convey that he cares for the boy. After that initial meeting, the Man and the boy begin a series of dialogues. He helps the boy become a child of God, and He encourages him to always be child like as he gains enlightenment. As the boy acquires wisdom, he learns to listen with his heart, mind, and soul. Using the messages in the Bible, the Man teaches the boy truths about life's greatest mysteries, including, physics, cosmology, the arts, and human nature. Over the course of their discussions, the boy grows from a miserable eight-year-old to a well-rounded nineteen-year-old. The Man becomes his teacher, friend, and spiritual father. With the Man's guidance, the boy solves his problems and becomes strong. Find out how the heavens and the earth are tied together, examine the nature of faith, and celebrate the power of good over evil in The Man and a Boy.
Description : Inspirations are everywhere. When you are down and someone tells you something that perks you up, you can defy the odds and achieved. When you are sick and you see things that ignite your power to heal, miracle happened. When you see people passed challenges that were not possible in human terms, you yourself have the belief that you can also do it. This book is full of stories that could ignite your power to go beyond your trials. Make sure that you will read it by heart, for it is the heart that maintains all the memories that brings about wonders, wonders of having God as your Father, and Jesus as your Brother and your Best Friend. Find time to pray after reading each story, for only through prayers you will be able to have God’s guidance in using the inspirations you got from what you read. Pray unceasingly, as you put God first in your life, and soon you will see that whatever your heart’s desires will follow.
Description : Frank West courageously tackles one of the most important issues in A Course in Miraclesdealing with the ego mind. He is wonderfully open in sharing his intimate life experiences and dreams with us, modeling effective ways of not letting the ego block his return to Love. His authentic and well-written book will be a source of inspiration to many. Henry Grayson, PhD, Author of Mindful Loving and The New Physics of Love .....a remarkable memoir of lessons learned, of growth from illusionary ego-living to fulfillment and well-being where Peace and Love abide. ....a fascinating first book, Frank writes with great sensitivity and vulnerability that teaches without teaching. I commend it to all on the Journey. Nan C. Merrill, author, Psalms for Praying In Frank Wests beautiful memoir From Guilt to the Gift of Miracles, we find the journey of a soul leading progressively through illusion, unhappiness and nightmares to a purging of darkness and the realization that; it is only as we learn to forgive and let go of illusion (i.e. nothing) that we can be healed ourselves and thereby have the opportunity of help others. Jon Mundy Ph.D. The Institute for Personal Religion - Publisher of Miracles magazine In From Guilt to the Gift of Miracles, psychotherapist Frank West gives us an intimate and moving memoir of his lifes journey of over eighty yearsfrom his growing up poor in a Pennsylvania coal town during the Depression, through his war experiences during World War II, to his postwar search for inner peace and true contact with the miraculous. His search led him first to the Christian ministry, then to a career as a psychotherapist and family counselor, and finally to his discovery of the remarkable spiritual path known as A Course in Miracles. Frank offers the reader the opportunity to benefit in a very real way from the personal experiences he recounts here, for it is Franks belief that the way the therapist heals his patientand by extension, all his brothers and sistersis by doing the long, careful, and ultimately holy work of healing himself. That is the healing Frank offers us in this remarkable book. That, and his unmovable faith that each and every one of us has already in his own mind the Love that is his true home, and that, together, we will find it.
Description : An honorary professor of Sanskrit and Hindu law at Fort William College in Calcutta, and a key figure in the foundation of the Royal Asiatic Society, Henry Thomas Colebrooke (1765-1837) became Britain's foremost orientalist during the early nineteenth century. Taking up the reins of Sanskrit scholarship following the death of Sir William Jones (1746-94), Colebrooke made several substantial contributions to Indic study. Through seminal publications such as a grammar of Sanskrit and an extended article on the Vedas, he provided unprecedented access to one of the world's oldest languages and some of its oldest texts. Published in 1801, this three-volume translation of Brahman law was based on a Sanskrit compilation prepared by a pandit, Jagannatha Tercapanchanana, whose learned commentary is also featured in the work. Volume 3 continues with inheritance law, covering adoption (of sons) and bequeathal rights relating to daughters.
Description : A beautiful Christmas story perfect any time of the year. Laurel Keyes tells the story of The Gift giving a richer and deeper meaning of the birth of the Christ Child. At Christmas we focus on giving gifts to those we love and care for and sometimes we forget the most important gift of all.Many people have read this little book for gatherings and parties at Christmas time and especially on Christmas Eve. Children and adults alike read it year after year and treasure its message.