The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:Parallax Press


Total Pages:128



Books Description:

In Beginning Anew, Sister Chân Không shares a concrete, four-part process that can help anyone clear up misunderstandings, communicate more honestly and openly with the people around them, and heal relationships. Thousands have been introduced to the beginning anew practice at the retreats led worldwide each year by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. When we’re upset with someone, we’re often afraid to say anything. We tell ourselves, "Oh, it’s just a small matter; it’s not important." But the accumulation of many small issues can create an explosive situation, and can even cause relationships to break. Beginning Anew gives us a way to address problems when they’re small, so we can understand each other’s words, actions, and intentions. Beginning Anew guides readers through steps of conscious breathing, loving speech, and compassionate listening designed to help us see people and situations more clearly, allowing our perceptions to better reflect reality. Sister Chân Không brings the practice to life by sharing stories of couples and families she has helped to reconcile using the practice. After a few minutes of quietly sitting together to become aware of our breathing and calm ourselves, each person speaks without being interrupted. The first step is to express appreciation of the other person, something we may forget to do in our busy lives, that can lead to the people around us to feeling taken for granted. The second step is to express any regrets we have. This is something we often put off doing, but the clear expression of misgivings and regrets gives practitioners the chance to clear the air and directly address any problems in the relationship. The last two steps of the practice are for expressing anger or difficulties and checking in with each other to be sure each was understood. Beginning Anew introduces a practice for anyone looking for a way to keep communication open and resolve conflicts. When practiced regularly, beginning anew will bring deeper understanding and harmony to any relationship.

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Life Anew

Author:Dr. E. L. Ephraim D.D.

Publisher:Partridge Publishing


Total Pages:106



Books Description:

Life Anew reveals the power of Lord Jesus in ones life. Mans extremity is Gods opportunity. The blood of missionaries is the seed of church! One can do anything and everything, if he has mind! The all-rounder Hiram Abi in the Bible is our example for right attitude. Often we are confused with the question Lot or Vote? in Churches, God placed the church in the world; devil placed the world in the church subtly. Rapture of our Lord Jesus is the most expected and exciting event of present days! What is the use of sympathizing for the marginalized? Let us think and practice empathy. The choice of Christian leadership must be from Gods view point not corrupt with power, not covetous, not proud, not after women; but fearing God. The power of Trinitarian God over wind and other natural forces is far beyond our comprehension. Our spiritual, physical and security needs are met by the Almighty God. Hello fathers! Do you remember your home? Give your children the time they expect from you now itself . . . before it becomes too late! The uniqueness of Christ has no parallel! His virgin birth, holy life, incomparable miracles, vicarious death and victorious resurrection! How about your Christian witness? The world looks for walkers than talkers! Can God, people, you and devil testify about you? Beware of Gods instant punishments for disrespecting priests and prophets, disobedience idle worship, cheating and lying and touching Gods glory. . .

Author:Associate Professor Tony Trigilio, Ph.D.,Tony Trigilio

Publisher:Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press


Total Pages:209



Books Description:

This book revives questions of religious and political authority in poetic prophecy. It argues that modern prophecy operates within a dynamic of continuity and estrangement that combines immanent and transcendent modes of representation, creating a poetry that revises the very tradition that authorizes it.

To Begin the World Anew

Author:Bernard Bailyn



Total Pages:192



Books Description:

Two time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bernard Bailyn has distilled a lifetime of study into this brilliant illumination of the ideas and world of the Founding Fathers. In five succinct essays he reveals the origins, depth, and global impact of their extraordinary creativity. The opening essay illuminates the central importance of America’s provincialism to the formation of a truly original political system. In the chapters following, he explores the ambiguities and achievements of Jefferson’s career, Benjamin Franklin’s changing image and supple diplomacy, the circumstances and impact of the Federalist Papers, and the continuing influence of American constitutional thought throughout the Atlantic world. To Begin the World Anew enlivens our appreciation of how America came to be and deepens our understanding of the men who created it.

Life Anew

Author:Barbara A. Bozak

Publisher:Gregorian Biblical BookShop


Total Pages:196



Books Description:

Una vita nuova. Studio di Barbara Bozak. Questo libro e uno studio del testo ebraico di Ger 30-31 mediante l'utilizzo di tecniche di analisi poetica. Si presenta Ger 30-31 nel suo complesso letterario in cui ogni elemento contribuisce alla comunicazione di un unico messaggio: la promessa di un nuovo futuro, dono gratuito di Dio. This book is a study of the hebrew text of Jer 30-31 using techniques of poetic analysis and having as an underlying focus the question of exegetical method. It examines the text in terms of its diction, prosody, syntax and imagery with a view to understanding the unit in its historical and literary contexts, and presents Jer 30-31 as a literary whole in which every element works together to communicate a single message: the promise of a new future, gratuitous gift of god. The careful literary analysis of this poetic cycle demonstrates that while the concept of salvation is the essential focus of the little book of consolation (Jer 30-31), the ideas of suffering and punishment are also highly developed and found throughout the whole. The book concludes with a brief consideration of the extraordinary use of the feminine image in Jer 30-31 and offers some hypotheses for its presence. in its use of literary poetic analysis this work moves beyond the questions of diachronic studies and thus implies that synchronic reading, with its focus on the final text as the ultimate bearer of meaning, is a valid exegetical method.

To Make Our World Anew

Author:Robin D. G. Kelley,Earl Lewis

Publisher:Oxford University Press


Total Pages:400



Books Description:

The two volumes of Kelley and Lewis's To Make Our World Anew integrate the work of eleven leading historians into the most up-to-date and comprehensive account available of African American history, from the first Africans brought as slaves into the Americas, right up to today's black filmmakers and politicians. This second volume covers the crucial post-Reconstruction years and traces the migration of blacks to the major cities. It describes the remarkable birth of the Harlem Renaissance, the hardships of the Great Depression, and the service of African Americans in World War II. Readers witness the struggle for Civil Rights in the 1950s and '60s and finally, the emergence of today's black middle class. Here is a panoramic view of African-American life, rich in gripping first-person accounts and short character sketches that invite readers to relive history as African Americans have experienced it.

To Forget It All and Begin Anew

Author:Steven M. Schroeder

Publisher:University of Toronto Press


Total Pages:256



Books Description:

Germany’s transition from Nazism to peaceful, if at times reluctant, integration into the western and Soviet spheres during the decade immediately following the Second World War is one of the most remarkable events of the twentieth century. Shattered relations between Germans and their wartime enemies and victims had rendered prospects for peaceful relations between these groups unimaginable, or a dream belonging to the distant future. However, numerous grassroots initiatives found varying degrees of success in fostering reconciliation. Drawing on underutilized archival materials, To Forget It All and Begin Anew reveals a nuanced mosaic of like-minded people – from Germany and other countries, and from a wide variety of backgrounds and motives – who worked against considerable odds to make right the wrongs of the Nazi era. While acknowledging the enormous obstacles and challenges to reconciliatory work in postwar Germany, Steven M. Schroeder highlights the tangible and lasting achievements of this work, which marked the first steps toward new modes of peaceful engagement and cooperation in Germany and Europe.

Fishing for Jonah (anew)

Author:Louis C. Jonker,Douglas G. Lawrie



Total Pages:265



Books Description:

Fishing for Jonah (anew) introduces students of theology to a wide range of approaches or ?methods? in biblical interpretation, drawing on the book of Jonah for illustrations. This thoroughly revised version of Fishing for Jonah (Conradie, Jonker, Lawrie & Arendse, 1992) represents both a contraction and an expansion compared to its predecessor.

To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans

Author:Robin D. G. Kelley,Earl Lewis

Publisher:Oxford University Press


Total Pages:688



Books Description:

Written by the most prominent of the new generation of historians, this superb volume offers the most up-to-date and authoritative account available of African-American history, ranging from the first Africans brought as slaves into the Americas, to todays black filmmakers and politicians. Here is a panoramic view of African American life, rich in gripping first-person accounts and short character sketches that invite readers to relive history as African Americans experienced it. We begin in Africa, with the growth of the slave trade, and follow the forced migration of what is estimated to be between ten and twenty million people, witnessing the terrible human cost of slavery in the colonies of England and Spain. We read of the Haitian Revolution, which ended victoriously in 1804 with the birth of the first independent black nation in the New World, and of slave rebellions and resistance in the United States in the years leading up to the Civil War. There are vivid accounts of the Civil War and Reconstruction years, the backlash of notorious Jim Crow laws and mob lynchings, and the founding of key black educational institutions. The contributors also trace the migration of blacks to the major cities, the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, the hardships of the Great Depression and the service of African Americans in World War II, the struggle for Civil Rights in the 1950s and 60s, and the emergence of todays black middle class. From Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Louis Farrakhan, To Make Our World Anew is an unforgettable portrait of a people.

Seeing Jefferson Anew

Author:John B. Boles,Randal L. Hall

Publisher:University of Virginia Press


Total Pages:224



Books Description:

Thomas Jefferson’s ideas have been so important in shaping the character and aspirations of the United States that it has proven impossible to think about the state of the nation at almost any moment without implicit or explicit reference to his words and actions. In similar fashion, each generation has understood Jefferson in the context of the central issues of its time. Jefferson has, for better or for worse, been a man for all seasons. The essays in this collection seek to update and reevaluate several key aspects of Jefferson’s attitudes and policies in light of the newest research and at the same time take care to consider his ideas about such controversial topics as race, gender, and religion in the context of his own time and place. Simultaneously, the contributing authors analyze the relevance of Jefferson for our own age, conscious of how contemporary judgments about slavery, religion, and Native Americans, for example, shape our coming to terms with the nation’s history. Here is no simple search for a usable past, but instead a tough-minded but fair examination of a complex man who in fundamental ways represents both the promise and the problems of the American experience. ContributorsJohn B. Boles, Rice University * Thomas E. Buckley, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University at Berkeley * Andrew Burstein, Louisiana State University * Randal L. Hall, Rice University * Peter J. Kastor, Washington University at St. Louis * Jan Ellen Lewis, Rutgers University * Peter S. Onuf, University of Virginia * Andrew J. O’Shaughnessy, Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies * Adam Rothman, Georgetown University * Eva Sheppard Wolf, San Francisco State University

Lulu Anew

Author:Étienne Davodeau

Publisher:NBM Publishing


Total Pages:160



Books Description:

At the end of yet another unproductive job interview, Lulu, on a whim, takes off for the shore just to get away from it all. She's got a husband and kids left bewildered but it's nothing against them. This is just her time, getting away from the grind and with no other plan than savoring it. Surprised at her own temerity, she meets other people on the edge of the world. It wasn't meant to be for long. It wasn't meant to be anything but in the end thrilling, fun, and possibly dangerous, this improvised experience will make of Lulu a different woman.


Author:Roy-Allan Burch



Total Pages:42



Books Description:

This book is a culmination of insights learned during my Olympic journey. For twenty-two years, I trained, traveled, and competed for the Bermuda National Swim Team. My dream was to become the first Olympic champion for Bermuda. Upon reaching my peak, I suffered a devastating injury that would eventually end my career.

Thirty-One Days of Praise

Author:Ruth Myers,Warren Myers



Total Pages:160



Books Description:

Christians who long to experience God in a fresh, deep way will treasure this powerful, personal praise guide, rereleased with an updated cover. Every day for just one month, a Scripture-based devotion cultivates the "heart habit" of praise and worship. Readers will be gently inspired to appreciate and adore the Lord in all things -- yes, even in the midst of pain, disappointment, and heartache. A deeper intimacy with God -- and a greater love for Him -- is the sure result. Come into His Presence with Praise Praise. It leads you into God’s awesome presence, into the delight of His Word, into the sure knowledge of His great love for you. If you long to experience God in a fresh, deep way, you’ll treasure this personal praise guide. Every day a different Scripture-based devotion helps you cultivate the “heart habit” of praise and worship. You’ll be gently inspired to appreciate and adore the Lord in all things, even in the midst of pain, heartache, or disappointment. A deeper intimacy with God—and a greater love for Him—is the sure result.

James Watt

Author:Ben Russell

Publisher:Reaktion Books


Total Pages:256



Books Description:

Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer James Watt (1736–1819) is best known for his pioneering work on the steam engine that became fundamental to the incredible changes and developments wrought by the Industrial Revolution. But in this new biography, Ben Russell tells a much bigger, richer story, peering over Watt’s shoulder to more fully explore the processes he used and how his ephemeral ideas were transformed into tangible artifacts. Over the course of the book, Russell reveals as much about the life of James Watt as he does a history of Britain’s early industrial transformation and the birth of professional engineering. To record this fascinating narrative, Russell draws on a wide range of resources—from archival material to three-dimensional objects to scholarship in a diversity of fields from ceramics to antique machine-making. He explores Watt’s early years and interest in chemistry and examines Watt’s partnership with Matthew Boulton, with whom he would become a successful and wealthy man. In addition to discussing Watt’s work and incredible contributions that changed societies around the world, Russell looks at Britain’s early industrial transformation. Published in association with the Science Museum London, and with seventy illustrations, James Watt is not only an intriguing exploration of the engineer’s life, but also an illuminating journey into the broader practices of invention in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Published in association with the Science Museum, London

Time to Begin Anew

Author:Tanya Caldwell

Publisher:Bucknell University Press


Total Pages:263



Books Description:

"Time to Begin Anew significantly extends our understanding of Dryden's Virgil, while at the same time providing a sophisticated account of the cultural and political currents of the 1690s."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Reading the Middle Generation Anew

Author:Eric Haralson

Publisher:University of Iowa Press


Total Pages:271



Books Description:

Ten original essays by advanced scholars and well-published poets address the middle generation of American poets, including the familiar---Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, Randall Jarrell, and John Berryman---and various important contemporaries: Delmore Schwartz, Theodore Roethke, Robert Hayden, and Lorine Niedecker. This was a famously troubled cohort of writers, for reasons both personal and cultural, and collectively their poems give us powerful, moving insights into American social life in the transforming decades of the 1940s through the 1960s. In addition to having worked during the broad middle of the last century, these poets constitute the center of twentieth-century American poetry in the larger sense, refuting invidious connotations of “middle” as coming after the great moderns and being superseded by a proliferating postmodern experimentation. This middle generation mediates the so-called American century and its prodigious body of poetry, even as it complicates historical and aesthetic categorizations.Taking diverse formal and thematic angles on these poets---biographical-historical, deconstructionist, and more formalist accounts---this book re-examines their between-ness and ambivalence: their various positionings and repositionings in aesthetic, political, and personal matters. The essays study the interplay between these writers and such shifting formations as religious discourse, consumerism, militarism and war, the ideology of America as “nature's nation,” and U.S. race relations and ethnic conflicts. Reading the Middle Generation Anew also shows the legacy of the middle generation, the ways in which their lives and writings continue to be a shaping force in American poetry. This fresh and invigorating collection will be of great interest to literary scholars and poets.

The Thought of Stanley Cavell and Cinema

Author:David LaRocca

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA


Total Pages:336



Books Description:

Stanley Cavell was, by many accounts, America's greatest philosophical thinker of film. Like Bazin in France and Perkins in England, Cavell did not just transform the American capacity to take film as a subject for philosophical criticism; he had to first invent that legitimacy. Part of that effort involved the creation of several key now-canonical texts in film studies, among them the seminal The World Viewed along with Pursuits of Happiness and Contesting Tears. The present collection offers, for the first time anywhere, a concerted effort mounted by some of today's most compelling writers on film to take careful account of Cavell's legacy. The contributors think anew about what precisely Cavell contributed, what holds up, what is in need to revision or updating, and how his writing continues to be of vital significance and relevance for any contemporary approach to the philosophy of film.

Achieving Anew

Author:Michael J. White,Jennifer E. Glick

Publisher:Russell Sage Foundation


Total Pages:236



Books Description:

Can the recent influx of immigrants successfully enter the mainstream of American life, or will many of them fail to thrive and become part of a permanent underclass? Achieving Anew examines immigrant life in school, at work, and in communities and demonstrates that recent immigrants and their children do make substantial progress over time, both within and between generations. From policymakers to private citizens, our national conversation on immigration has consistently questioned the country's ability to absorb increasing numbers of foreign nationals—now nearly one million legal entrants per year. Using census data, longitudinal education surveys, and other data, Michael White and Jennifer Glick place their study of new immigrant achievement within a context of recent developments in assimilation theory and policies regulating who gets in and what happens to them upon arrival. They find that immigrant status itself is not an important predictor of educational achievement. First-generation immigrants arrive in the United States with less education than native-born Americans, but by the second and third generation, the children of immigrants are just as successful in school as native-born students with equivalent social and economic background. As with prior studies, the effects of socioeconomic background and family structure show through strongly. On education attainment, race and ethnicity have a strong impact on achievement initially, but less over time. Looking at the labor force, White and Glick find no evidence to confirm the often-voiced worry that recent immigrants and their children are falling behind earlier arrivals. On the contrary, immigrants of more recent vintage tend to catch up to the occupational status of natives more quickly than in the past. Family background, educational preparation, and race/ethnicity all play a role in labor market success, just as they do for the native born, but the offspring of immigrants suffer no disadvantage due to their immigrant origins. New immigrants continue to live in segregated neighborhoods, though with less prevalence than native black-white segregation. Immigrants who arrived in the 1960s are now much less segregated than recent arrivals. Indeed, the authors find that residential segregation declines both within and across generations. Yet black and Mexican immigrants are more segregated from whites than other groups, showing that race and economic status still remain powerful influences on where immigrants live. Although the picture is mixed and the continuing significance of racial factors remains a concern, Achieving Anew provides compelling reassurance that the recent wave of immigrants is making impressive progress in joining the American mainstream. The process of assimilation is not broken, the advent of a new underclass is not imminent, and the efforts to argue for the restriction of immigration based on these fears are largely mistaken.