Description : ‘People know, you’re my boy. And they know better than to lay a fucking finger on you. See? You are safer here with me, than you have ever been.’ Liam’s 17 years old, loves Doctor Who and has lost is mum. He has had to move from up North to Wales, to the Valleys, to the middle of nowhere, to live with a dad he doesn’t know. Whose nickname isn’t Violence for nothing. Gary Owen’s intimate new play is about what parents pass on and trying to do the right thing.
Description : With honesty and a man's insight, Rick Johnson offers advice on tough issues will set moms and their sons on the road to a positive relationship that influences boys for the rest of their lives.
Description : Listening to pundits and politicians, you'd think that the relationship between violent video games and aggressive behavior in children is clear. Children who play violent video games are more likely to be socially isolated and have poor interpersonal skills. Violent games can trigger real-world violence. The best way to protect our kids is to keep them away from games such as Grand Theft Auto that are rated M for Mature. Right? Wrong. In fact, many parents are worried about the wrong things! In 2004, Lawrence Kutner, PhD, and Cheryl K. Olson, ScD, cofounders and directors of the Harvard Medical School Center for Mental Health and Media, began a $1.5 million federally funded study on the effects of video games. In contrast to previous research, their study focused on real children and families in real situations. What they found surprised, encouraged and sometimes disturbed them: their findings conform to the views of neither the alarmists nor the video game industry boosters. In Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth about Violent Video Games and What Parents Can Do, Kutner and Olson untangle the web of politics, marketing, advocacy and flawed or misconstrued studies that until now have shaped parents' concerns. Instead of offering a one-size-fits-all prescription, Grand Theft Childhood gives the information you need to decide how you want to handle this sensitive issue in your own family. You'll learn when -- and what kinds of -- video games can be harmful, when they can serve as important social or learning tools and how to create and enforce game-playing rules in your household. You'll find out what's really in the games your children play and when to worry about your children playing with strangers on the Internet. You'll understand how games are rated, how to make best use of ratings and the potentially important information that ratings don't provide. Grand Theft Childhood takes video games out of the political and media arenas, and puts parents back in control. It should be required reading for all families who use game consoles or computers. Almost all children today play video or computer games. Half of twelve-year-olds regularly play violent, Mature-rated games. And parents are worried... "I don't know if it's an addiction, but my son is just glued to it. It's the same with my daughter with her computer...and I can't be watching both of them all the time, to see if they're talking to strangers or if someone is getting killed in the other room on the PlayStation. It's just nerve-racking!" "I'm concerned that this game playing is just the kid and the TV screen...how is this going to affect his social skills?" "I'm not concerned about the violence; I'm concerned about the way they portray the violence. It's not accidental; it's intentional. They're just out to kill people in some of these games." What should we as parents, teachers and public policy makers be concerned about? The real risks are subtle and aren't just about gore or sex. Video games don't affect all children in the same way; some children are at significantly greater risk. (You may be surprised to learn which ones!) Grand Theft Childhood gives parents practical, research-based advice on ways to limit many of those risks. It also shows how video games -- even violent games -- can benefit children and families in unexpected ways. In this groundbreaking and timely book, Drs. Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl Olson cut through the myths and hysteria, and reveal the surprising truth about kids and violent games.
Description : The Bible for Hope is a resource created to help Christian counselors lead others to healing and hope in the midst of the challenges and difficulties of life. Tim Clinton pulled together an unparalleled team of biblical counselors to present key passages and concepts to lead the hurting to the feet of Jesus. There they will find strength, courage, and emotional health. Features include: Book introductions from the perspective of inner healing Theme articles written by experts address life's most common challenges and difficulties-anxiety, anger, insecurity, depression, sexuality, pride, and jealousy Personality profiles highlight the lives of people in the Bible who encountered and overcame bondage, oppression, or difficulty Key passages are interpreted, offering the reader insights into the messages of freedom and hope Soul notes provide commentary on Bible passages that speak to the main themes Subject Index and Key Word Concordance
Description : Find the Holy Spirit throughout the Bible. Dr. Jack Hayford, founding pastor of The Church on the Way, has led a team of anointed leaders to produce the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible. This outstanding resource offers a fresh look at the Scriptures and the work of the Holy Spirit. This Bible addresses important issues of Spirit-filled living in the context of solid biblical scholarship. Features include: Kingdom Dynamics - 41 themes throughout the Scripture that give us values as we advance the gospel throughout the world Word Wealth - More than 550 key terms defined and brought to life pulling the language from the original Greek and Hebrew to everyday English Truth-In-Action - Practical charts pulling out practical application from every book of the Bible Detailed book introductions Verse-by-verse study notes Articles from 50 of the most respected pastors, teachers, and leaders in the church today Spirit-Filled Life Bibles sold to date: More than 2 million The New King James Version® - More than 60 million copies sold in 30 years
Description : To understand how this extraordinary meeting came about requires a consideration of the economy of violence during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Here, for the first time in any language, is a detailed look at the role of illicit violence during the Ming.".
Description : After finding a truck full of weapons, Rawbone sees an opportunity to make money in the approaching revolution, but at the Mexican-American border he is found by the Bureau of Investigation.
Description : The Billy Graham Training Center Bible is a valuable resource that guides you to discover what the Bible says about anger, forgiveness, grief, marriage, peace, salvation, suffering, and temptation - more than 100 time-tested answers to your toughest questions from over 50 years of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's ministry. With an easy-to-use index, each topic is covered in a series of helpful chained notes throughout the Bible text, which clearly guide the reader to discover what the Bible says about his or her deepest needs.
Description : In this comprehensive, practical, and gripping assessment of various forms of violence against women, Pamela Cooper-White challenges the Christian churches to examine their own responses to the cry of Tamar in our time. She describes specific forms of such violence and outlines appropriate pastoral responses.
Description : Find Faith is a complete Bible with easy-to-find highlighted passages that tell of the acts and attitudes of people of faith, as well as of God’s faithfulness to us. Featuring the text of the New International Version (NIV)—the world’s most popular modern-English Bible—discover the verses that will inspire, uplift, and encourage you. Whether you need inspiration and comfort or simply want to read about God’s comfort and care for his people, there is an NIV VerseLight Bible for you. NIV ©2011. The New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible is the world’s most popular modern-English Bible—easy to understand, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages.