The Brass Ring

The Brass Ring

Author: Gordon Dickie

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781418421120

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

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Two fraternity brothers have continued their close friendship over many years because of their love for skin diving along the coast of Southern California. But this particular weekend brings them into unexpected contact with belligerent bikers, dedicated mercenaries and unscrupulous narcotics agents for whom they are totally unprepared. But the threatening confrontations dramatically changes their outlook on life as well as their basic values and friendship.

Brass Ring

Brass Ring

Author: Diane Chamberlain

Publisher: Diane Chamberlain

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

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Claire Harte and her disabled husband, Jon, run a foundation to help people with spinal cord injuries. Claire witnesses a woman leap to her death, and the tragedy sparks long-buried memories from Claire's childhood that now change her life. Library Journal called BRASS RING "well-written and suspenseful." Formerly published by Harper Collins. BRASS RING was a Literary Guild alternate selection.

Finding Your Way

Finding Your Way

Author: Tommy Tenney

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446511049

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 482

In The Ultimate Comeback Tommy Tenney showed us how we can find restoration and healing after even the most egregious errors and from the most hopeless situations. In Tenny's new book, the pilgrimage of Ruth and Naomi to Bethlehem is the springboard for Tenney's message which teaches that many of the things that go wrong in our lives can be resolved or even avoided by adopting some very basic principles. We desperately need to downsize, reprioritize, and sometimes even sacrifice less important things in order to simplify our lives. In doing so, we become unfettered enough to see more clearly where our priorities should lie. We have the tendency to seek temporary satisfaction through a more convenient or more accommodating value system. We settle on whatever gives us permission to do what we want and to acquire what we desire. Ruth possessed the virtues of wisdom, faith, and trust; and employing these while enduring personal crisis, she realized that the very things she needed for inner strength and support were her family traditions. What we find on this journey is that these foundational tenets lead us down a path to a place of peace and contentment, to the Things that Really Matter.

Brass Ring: a totally gripping and emotional page-turner from the bestselling author

Brass Ring: a totally gripping and emotional page-turner from the bestselling author

Author: Diane Chamberlain

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472282279

Category: Fiction

Page: 506

View: 436

What if your LONG-LOST SISTER holds the key to a family secret? A much-loved gripping novel from the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author about two sisters and a heartwrenching secret. ** DON'T MISS THE LAST HOUSE ON THE STREET, THE NEW BOOK FROM DIANE CHAMBERLAIN ** Claire leads a busy, fulfilled and happy life, a life she wouldn't trade for anything . . . but that is about to change for ever. When Claire fails to prevent a young woman's suicide, the incident seems to trigger something in her - forgotten images of a long-lost sister and a childhood she had always remembered as being close to perfection. Realising that this was not the case, Claire runs the risk of uncovering the dark secrets that are locked away in her memories. Caught in a complex struggle between the present and past, between the man who wants to help her and the husband who cannot, Claire must discover the terrible truth for herself... Unlock the secrets you'll love to discover with Diane Chamberlain, the storyteller beloved of readers everywhere: 'An excellent read that will be loved by her fans and anyone who enjoys reading' Jodi Picoult 'I completely LOVED this book' Jane Green 'Totally amazing...so powerful and beautifully written. I love Diane's writing' Cathy Kelly 'Incredibly moving story, rich in character and atmosphere. I couldn't put it down' Susan Lewis 'With beautifully drawn characters and a string of twists that will keep you guessing right up to the end' Stylist 'Chamberlain puts so much grit, emotion and drama into her books that it's impossible to stop thinking about them' Heat 'Gripping' Woman & Home 'Essential reading for Jodi Picoult fans' Daily Mail

The Recovery Cycle

The Recovery Cycle

Author: Joi Andreoli

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000645651

Category: Psychology

Page: 188

View: 371

This book introduces the Recovery Cycle, the only relatable model for positive change in sobriety and a simple roadmap for sober living. The author, a clinician in recovery herself, demonstrates how to talk to clients or anyone with an interest in sobriety in a pragmatic, like-minded way. The easy, conversational style encourages cultivation of solid, sober relationships and spiritual connections, all with an achievable, open-minded approach. Concrete methods honor the thinking and feeling parts of the recovering individual, thereby promoting personal empowerment and choice rather than generic prescriptive advice. The book speaks to all addiction disorders and discusses what every addicted person must go through to love their sober life, no matter what program they choose, no matter what addiction. Readers will find the journey toward emotional sobriety and spiritual recovery discussed in a simple, straightforward way, with depth and compassion. For clinicians who want to guide clients in recovery or for any motivated individual in recovery desiring to transform their life from one of pain and struggle to a beautiful work of heart, this book will be a welcome spark of inspiration and support—without the snore factor of a dry textbook.

Women and Gender in Higher Education

Women and Gender in Higher Education

Author: Ann Wendle

Publisher: Myers Education Press

ISBN: 9781975502980

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Since the founding of the nation, higher education has helped female faculty and students assert themselves in establishing equality between men and women across the country (Morris, 1984). During the nineteenth century, women had limited access to many sectors of American society because of their inferior status to men. Such differences were visible in both political and academic arenas. This discrimination reflected general societal norms of the time, relegating women to the roles of mothers and homemakers. Women and Gender in Higher Education provides a comprehensive review of the varying concepts that address the development of women in higher education, including how women understand the world around them—making meaning for themselves and their environment—and acknowledging the intersectionality of their identity. It also breaks new ground in the conversation about the roles of women and gender in higher education. Perfect for courses such as: Theoretical Frameworks of Discrimination | Marginality in Relation to Gender | History of Women and Gender | Concepts of Gendered Behavior | Colonial Model v. Contemporary Discrimination | Absence of Identity in Privilege Model | Power and Privilege Model Redefined | Foundational Framework for Oppression Theory

Experiences with Spiritual Reality

Experiences with Spiritual Reality

Author: John Jensen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781413416350

Category: Religion

Page: 314

View: 766

As we align our consciousness with God's action in us, we place ourselves in reach of daily miracles. In Beginning Your Spiritual Journey, traditional spirituality from "the science of the saints" joins with advances in the understanding of consciousness from New/Old Age religion and modern psychology. Psychologist, former Catholic priest, and student of religions John Jensen explains how to approach the presence of God and change one's life to align with God's encompassing activity. He asks readers to understand why they want to pursue a spiritual life, and then to engage consciously in a learning process about the nature of God and Soul. Grounding the process in direct experience offers a way to assess progress as it crosses slowly into the intangible. The book addresses from many angles the common difficulty of discerning what's real and true, and the importance of finding a personal spiritual guide to work with on the inner planes as well as outwardly. It explains the critical role of spiritual exercises and the essential daily discipline of withdrawing consciousness away from all forms of negativity-moral, spiritual, emotional, and behavioral--and redirecting it toward God.

The Carousel

The Carousel

Author: Penelope Dyan

Publisher: Bellissima Publishing

ISBN: 1935630261

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 34

View: 617

Is it really true that life is like a merry-go-round? And do you like to ride the carousel? This is a story all about reaching for the brass ring. Have you ever wondered what you would win if you grabbed the brass ring off the carousel? Well, this is the story of one girl who did exactly that! She grabbed the brass ring only to find the result was not as she had expected. Once again Penelope Dyan takes a walk through childhood as she remembers when her daughter grabbed for the brass ring. While it is true her daughter had a different reaction than the heroine of this book, this book still serves as a lesson about life and our expectations of what is ahead for us. Sometimes when you get something you thought you really wanted, it doesn t turn out like you imagined. The trick is to grab that brass ring and to make the most of what you get for it; and like the little girl in this book, in the end, you may find yourself quite pleased. Penelope Dyan s a former teacher and award winning writer who loves kids. Her humourous poetry and kid-friendly drawings prove that one hundred percent! So go find a carousel and grab the brass ring!

Surviving With Grace

Surviving With Grace

Author: Linda Werman Brawner

Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.

ISBN: 9781479605125

Category: Religion

Page: 106

View: 124

When Linda’s husband, Jerry, had open-heart surgery, the doctor told them he would be home in a week and back to work in six months. However, the doctor’s prediction proved dreadfully inaccurate. From that point forward, Jerry was in and out of the hospital with multiple complications. Surviving With Grace is the inspiring story of Linda’s journey through the trials of life. From dealing with depression to caring for a terminally ill spouse to coping with the death of her husband, Linda met each challenge with the help of her Best Friend. It wasn’t always easy. It wasn’t always what she wanted. But through it all she saw the hand of God and His love shining through the darkness. The first half of the book features Linda’s personal story, and the second half offers advice as to how to cope with life’s crises. She shares her thoughts through the analogy of making a comforter. The various pieces each represent something, and the end result is a warm blanket that helps shelter us from the cold realities of the world.

Maryland's Amusement Parks

Maryland's Amusement Parks

Author: Jason Rhodes

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 073851795X

Category: History

Page: 132

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From Ferris wheels to roller coasters to tunnels of love, everyone has a favorite amusement park memory. For nearly 130 years, many of those memories have been made at Maryland's amusement parks. Today, only five exist, but throughout history, nearly three dozen have been part of Maryland's landscape. Images of America: Maryland's Amusement Parks offers a glimpse of those parks and how they helped millions quench their thirst for recreation. Maryland's first recorded amusement park, Cabin John Park in Montgomery County, opened in 1876, serving as a training ground for such industry luminaries as Scenic Railway and roller coaster pioneer L.A. Thompson and carousel carver Gustav Dentzel. More than a century later, Maryland's oldest park, Trimper's Rides and Amusements in Ocean City, is a virtual museum of amusement park history with operating rides dating to 1902. Some favorite parks, including Glen Echo, Gwynn Oak, Pen Mar, Tolchester Beach, and The Enchanted Forest, did not last as long, but their memories live on through more than 200 images in this volume.

Fine and Dandy

Fine and Dandy

Author: Vicki Ohl

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300130393

Category: Music

Page: 328

View: 932

Kay Swift (1897–1993) was one of the few women composers active on Broadway in the first half of the twentieth century. Best known as George Gershwin’s assistant, musical adviser, and intimate friend, Swift was in fact an accomplished musician herself, a pianist and composer whose Fine and Dandy (1930) was the first complete Broadway musical written by a woman. This fascinating book—the first biography of Swift—discusses her music and her extraordinary life. Vicki Ohl describes Swift’s work for musical theater, the ballet, Radio City Music Hall’s Rockettes, and commercial shows. She also tells how Swift served as director of light music for the 1939 World’s Fair, eloped with a cowboy from the rodeo at the fair, and abandoned her native New York for Oregon, later fashioning her experiences into an autobiographical novel, Who Could Ask for Anything More? Informed by rich material, including Swift’s unpublished memoirs and extensive interviews with her family members and friends, this book captures the essence and spirit of a remarkable woman.