Publisher:Fordham Univ Press
Affliction inaugurates a novel way of understanding the trajectories of health and disease in the context of poverty. Focusing on low-income neighborhoods in Delhi, it stitches together three different sets of issues. First, it examines the different trajectories of illness: What are the circumstances under which illness is absorbed within the normal and when does it exceed the normal—putting resources, relationships, and even one’s world into jeopardy? A second set of issues involves how different healers understand their own practices. The astonishing range of practitioners found in the local markets in the poor neighborhoods of Delhi shows how the magical and the technical are knotted together in the therapeutic experience of healers and patients. The book asks: What is expert knowledge? What is it that the practitioner knows and what does the patient know? How are these different forms of knowledge brought together in the clinical encounter, broadly defined? How does this event of everyday life bear the traces of larger policies at the national and global levels? Finally, the book interrogates the models of disease prevalence and global programming that emphasize surveillance over care and deflect attention away from the specificities of local worlds. Yet the analysis offered retains an openness to different ways of conceptualizing “what is happening” and stimulates a conversation between different disciplinary orientations to health, disease, and poverty. Most studies of health and disease focus on the encounter between patient and practitioner within the space of the clinic. This book instead privileges the networks of relations, institutions, and knowledge over which the experience of illness is dispersed. Instead of thinking of illness as an event set apart from everyday life, it shows the texture of everyday life, the political economy of neighborhoods, as well as the dark side of care. It helps us see how illness is bound by the contexts in which it occurs, while also showing how illness transcends these contexts to say something about the nature of everyday life and the making of subjects.
He couldn’t save her—he wanted to. He tried—he failed. For seven years Brody blamed himself for not saving the one girl who ever touched his heart—Samantha Ashburn. That one night altered his life and changed the man he always thought he’d be. Turning to drugs, sex and violence was never part of his plan, but neither was losing his mother or failing Samantha. Brody found solace within his club, the South Street Crew and their criminal activities. He knew one day he’d walk away either in jail, fleeing, or dead. When Samantha stumbled back into his life on his best friend’s arm, Brody felt the instant connection he’d always experienced when she was near. Forced to claim her in order to protect her from the mafia’s son and his best friend was the only way he knew how to protect her. He refused to lose her a second time. But she wasn’t safe—not in his world. He’d do anything to save her. Anything.
One minute, one second, one breath, it was all for a future that was suddenly unknown. The attraction was powerful and undeniable, neither knowing where it would lead, but both willing to go along for the ride. A bond between them developed weaving itself towards something good and right. In the flash of a moment, one decision changed the course of everything. Ty “Green” Burm had a family, a job he loved, and a woman he was ready to call his. With the Ravage MC at his back, he knew he could take on anyone. Except the Red Devil’s MC got to Leah first. The things they did to her … Unspeakable hell. Leah Johnston is now lost, broken and torn. Once vibrant, she’s drowning in fear and has lost all hope for anything in her life. And for anyone. The pain now stands between them and even Ravage can’t fix this for Green. These two are bound by affliction and it’s going to take time, patience and understanding for love to overcome the scars between them. When ghosts of the past are unable to be shaken off, can these two find their way towards the good and right once again or will everything crumble around them leaving them both in the dust. One thing is for sure. The men of the Ravage MC do not back down. ** Bound by Affliction (Ravage MC Bound Series #4) is a full-length standalone novel. If you’d like to see where it all began you should start with Ravage Me and work your way up. ** The Ravage MC series and Ravage MC Bound series is a suspenseful motorcycle club romance that will have you quickly turning the pages to find out what’s next. If you like an alpha, bad boy biker who doesn’t know the term give up and an independent woman finding herself through tragedy, you've found the perfect MC book. Ryan is known for her twists and turns and the unexpected, so beware! Come and join the ride with the Ravage MC! *This book contains adult content and is only suitable for mature audiences.* This is the first book in the Ravage MC series. The order of the series is: Ravage Me Seduce Me Consume Me Inflame Me Captivate Me Ride with Me (co-written with Chelsea Camaron) Satisfy Me (Found in The Ravage MC Novella Collection) Rattle Me (Found in The Ravage MC Novella Collection) Final Ravage MC Epilogue (Found in The Ravage MC Novella Collection) Next Generation of the Ravage MC: Bound by Family Bound by Desire Bound by Vengeance Bound by Affliction Bound by Destiny (Coming ) Bound by Wreckage (Coming ) Bound by Destruction (Coming )
Author:Joel R. Beeke
Publisher:Reformation Heritage Books
Hebrews 3:1 and 12:3 tell us that the most effective means for enduring affliction is to consider Christ, the fountainhead of all vital Christianity. But how, you ask, and in what ways must I consider Him? In this booklet, Joel R. Beeke shows how our consideration of the passion, power, presence, patience and perseverance, prayers, plenitude, preciousness, promises, purposes, and plan of Christ provide strength for living through and profiting from the deepest sorrows of this world. Seek grace to live Christianly today in and through your afflictions, and you will soon discover with the apostle, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Phil. 1:21).
Author:David Paul McDowell
Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers
Can anything good come out of suffering? Is there anything purposeful in the grief or pain you may be feeling right now? There are no easy answers to these questions and any attempt at an answer runs the risk of seeming trite or inappropriate to our unique situation. The author of this book has a terminal illness, which has produced in him not only an uncertainty about the future, but a deep sense of compassion for those who are also suffering. The book is his attempt to bring encouragement to those who feel helpless and alone by giving a perspective on affliction that is not ordinarily discussed. The book is not a daily devotional, but a compilation of the blogs he has written over the last three years that have been helpful to many. You may not be walking the path of affliction, but you could give the book a read and pass it on to someone who is on the journey.
Author:Wendy E. Marsh
Publisher:Simon and Schuster
A shadow passes behind the stranger’s hazel eyes, momentarily distracting Aubrie Lander from the scars slashing down his face and disappearing beneath his tightly fitted t-shirt. But she doesn’t care what makes this equally handsome and terrifying man so solemn. She wants to know why she feels compelled to sit across the booth from him while waiting for the ambulance to arrive. Aubrie can smell the whiskey as her new acquaintance lowers his glass to the table, never taking those troubled eyes off her, and her intuition tells her that her life is about to change forever. In one night, Aubrie’s small-town life collapses, as the stranger’s secret plunges her into an underworld that leads her on a non-stop journey of self-discovery, the unearthing of a secret society, and finding unexpected love she is willing to die for. The ultimate question, though, is will she kill for him?
Author:V. W. Turner
In this study of the Ndembu of Zambia, ritual is examined under two aspects: as a regulator of social relations over time and as a system of symbols. Social life is thereby given direction and meaning. An extended case-study of a series of ritual performances in the life of a single village community is analysed in order to estimate the effects of participation in these symbolic events on its component groups and personalities.
Affliction and Bliss is a story of a normal girl who runs away for her dream and finding peace at the same time. Several circumstances which pass by as storm in her life is turning the boat but, yet with the excruciating pain she thrive to survive her best. The emotional rollercoaster put her through the most difficult times, which paves as the ultimate test of her life.
Author:Laurell K. Hamilton
Micah’s estranged father lies dying, rotting away inside from some strange ailment that has his doctors whispering about “zombie disease.” Anita Blake makes her living off of zombies—but these aren’t the kind she knows so well. These creatures hunt in daylight, and are as fast and strong as vampires. If they bite you, you become just like them. And round and round it goes…Where will it stop? Even Anita Blake doesn’t know.
The New York Times bestselling author of More Than You Know, Leeway Cottage, and Death at Breakfast delivers the second installment in her clever romp of a mystery series combining social comedy and dark-hearted murder—a novel set at a girls’ boarding school in a picturesque Hudson River town with more than its share of secrets. Since retiring as head of a famous New York City private school, Maggie Detweiler is busier than ever. Chairing a team to evaluate the faltering Rye Manor School for girls, she will determine whether, in spite of its fabled past, the school has a future at all. With so much on the line for so many, tensions on campus are at an excruciating pitch, and Maggie expects to be as welcome as a case of Ebola virus. At a reception for the faculty and trustees to "welcome" Maggie’s team, no one seems more keen for all to go well than Florence Meagher, a star teacher who is loved and respected in spite of her affliction—that she can never stop talking. Florence is one of those dedicated teachers for whom the school is her life, and yet the next morning, when Maggie arrives to observe her teaching, Florence is missing. Florence’s husband, Ray, an auxiliary policeman in the village, seems more annoyed than alarmed at her disappearance. But Florence’s sister is distraught. There have been tensions in the marriage, and at their last visit, Florence had warned, "If anything happens to me, don’t assume it’s an accident." Two days later, Florence’s body is found in the campus swimming pool. Maggie is asked to stay on to coach the very young and inexperienced head of Rye Manor through the crisis. Maggie obviously knows schools, but she also knows something about investigating murder, having solved a mysterious death in Maine the previous year when the police went after the wrong suspect. She is soon joined by her madcap socialite friend Hope, who is jonesing for an excuse to ditch her book club anyway, before she has to actually read Silas Marner. What on earth is going on in this idyllic town? Is this a run-of-the-mill marital murder? Or does it have something to do with the school board treasurer’s real estate schemes? And what is up with the vicious cyber-bullying that’s unsettled everyone, or with the disturbed teenaged boy whom Florence had made a pet of? And is it possible that someone killed Florence just so she’d finally shut up?
Author:Melvin E. Schoonover
Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers
In the five long letters which follow, her father--himself afflicted with the same disease--attempts to describe for his daughter the freedom he has found. It is a liberation, he explains, made possible not simply in spite of his illness, but to a significant extent just because of it. It is a liberation which is, in fact, the gift of affliction. Melvin Schoonover isn't trying to kid anyone, least of all his daughter. He knows first-hand the emotional and physical agony brought about by his handicap; confined to a wheelchair, he has experienced the limitations on his movements, the appalling insensitivity of which some of us are capable when exposed to a 'cripple.' And he tells her about those experiences, and the effect they had on his childhood, his education, his travel, his career. He knows, better than most of us, how bad it can be. Yet he is able to write In many ways I consider myself to be among the most privileged of men . . . . And he adds: That is why I have decided to write you these letters . . . to share some things with you that the end of the struggle is not despair, but hope and joy. It is hope and joy that emerge most forcefully in these 'Letters to Polly.' The bitterness is there, too, of course; and the anger, the impatience, the frustration. Schoonover is too honest to deny, or to attempt to disguise, the burdens of affliction. But neither his life nor his letters end on that note. They end, instead, in the joy and confidence he has found in Jesus of Nazareth. His final victory over evil and suffering and death, he tells Polly, gives me hope that we--and all men--can and shall reach the kingdom. There the physical burdens will be laid aside, and the walls of separation between human beings shall be torn down, and we shall all be free to love and live as we were always intended to do.
Author:Annie G. Rogers
"Soars into sublime meditation...what makes this book so extraordinary is her willingness to reveal exactly what goes on in the sometimes mysterious encounter between therapist and patient."—The Los Angeles Times. A moving account of a true-life double healing through psychotherapy. In this brave, iconoclastic, and utterly unique book, psychotherapist Annie Rogers chronicles her remarkable bond with Ben, a severely disturbed five-ear-old. Orphaned, fostered, neglected, and forgotten in a household fire, Ben finally begins to respond to Annie in their intricate and revealing platy therapy. But as Ben begins to explore the trauma of his past, Annie finds herself being drawn downward into her own mental anguish. Catastrophically failed by her own therapist, she is hospitalized with a breakdown that renders her unable to speak. Then she and her gifted new analyst must uncover where her story of childhood terror overlaps with Ben's, and learn how she can complete her work with the child by creating a new story from the old—one that ultimately heals them both.
Author:Mary Denk Tolentino-Duprey
Mary Denk Tolentino-Duprey was born into a family of ten, with seven brothers and two sisters, in a little town called Whispering Pines. In the midst of poverty, she and her family struggled against the odds in the face of adversities daily. They were held together by a common thread, the love their mother and grandmother had for each of them. In Furnace of Affliction, Tolentino-Duprey shares her story. Her observations from childhood experiences are written in simple, detailed descriptions that reveal the love she had for God, her family, and nature, which overpowered the bleak days and nights of darkness, cold, and hunger. She tells how a whole new world opened up after living with another family for six months. Filled with positive and inspiring messages, Furnace of Affliction narrates anecdotes from Tolentino-Duprey’s young life, and she discusses how God helped carry her through the difficult and challenging times.
Discover the Thebes with a hundred doors, and become the avatar of young Lysicles. Son of a senator, he will make you plunge you into his incredible adventure: the unworthy Lysicles becomes the witness of a recurring rape, fomented by the greatest oligarch of the Theban fortress! How to stop the infernal cycle, given that the ancient city of Cadmus is governed by a despot, a rapist and a murderer? Adrestia-Nemesis, goddess of affliction, is a free adaptation of the myth of Procne.
Publisher:She Writes Press
WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER GOLD MEDAL WINNER OF THE 2016 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS ("IPPY”) Lene Fogelberg is dying—she is sure of it—but no doctor in Sweden, her home country, believes her. Love stories enfold her, with her husband, her two precious daughters, her enchanting surroundings, but the question she has carried in her heart since childhood—Will I die young?—is threatening all she holds dear, even her sanity. When her young family moves to the US, an answer, a diagnosis, is finally found: she is in the last stages of a fatal congenital heart disease. But is it too late? A young woman risks everything to save her own life in this “unusual, riveting medical drama crafted with deep emotion and exquisite detail” (BookPage).
Publisher:Page Publishing Inc
Matthew, modestly insightful, and reserved, is a twenty-three-year-old dental student living in Boston. After waking up in a hospital bed to see his parents and sister, he learns that he has survived a car accident, having been hit by a drunk driver. Experiencing symptoms from his concussion, he follows the orders of his doctor and remains out of classes. Quickly, in addition to the physical pain, he discovers that he has no memory of the crash or the time leading up to it.In the follo
From drugs and prison to healing and restoration, Harris invites you not only into her life, but also into her thoughts. Reading the motivations behind her actions and the steps that she took—whether for good or for bad—encourages you to reflect carefully on your life and thoughts. With each situation, Harris reveals how the Bible lovingly shows you the best way to act and think. Read Harris’s compelling story of how God completely overhauled her life. See how God transformed her bleak circumstances and her unhealthy thinking into a renewed perspective about this world and the world to come. Walk in Harris’s footsteps to experience the miracles that God did in her life and be encouraged to know that He can do the same for you.
'You cannot get far in these essays without sensing yourself in the presence of a writer of immense intellectual power and fierce independence of mind.' - Janet Soskice, from the Introduction to the Routledge Classics edition Simone Weil (1909–1943) is one of the most brilliant and unorthodox religious and philosophical thinkers of the twentieth century. She was also a political activist who worked in the Renault car factory in France in the 1930s and fought briefly as an anarchist in the Spanish Civil War. Hailed by Albert Camus as 'the only great spirit of our times,' her work spans an astonishing variety of subjects, from ancient Greek philosophy and Christianity to oppression, political freedom and French national identity. Waiting for God is one of her most remarkable books, full of piercing spiritual and moral insight. The first part comprises letters she wrote in 1942 to Jean-Marie Perrin, a Dominican priest, and demonstrate the intense inner conflict Weil experienced as she wrestled with the demands of Christian belief and commitment. She then explores the 'just balance' of the world, arguing that we should regard God as providing two forms of guidance: our ability as human beings to think for ourselves; and our need for both physical and emotional 'matter.' She also argues for the concept of a 'sacred longing'; that humanity's search for beauty, both in the world and within each other, is driven by our underlying desire for a tangible god. Eloquent and inspiring, Waiting for God asks profound questions about the nature of faith, doubt and morality that continue to resonate today. This Routledge Classics edition includes a new Introduction by Janet Soskice and retains the Foreword to the 1979 edition by Malcolm Muggeridge.