The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:SPCK

ISBN:0281076715

Total Pages:64

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In this intimate new collection, the Christian poet Kenneth Steven reflects on bereavement, marital breakdown, the pain of separation from his beloved young daughter and the search for ‘home’. Previously his poetry has focused on the natural world. Now he finds himself struggling to address his harrowing circumstances, and it becomes clear that the words he needs will only be found by journeying inside to a deeply personal place. What emerges through the testing of faith is that most ancient of healing truths: darkness and pain open the way to hope and healing . . . it’s when we are broken, we let in the light. 'A gentle light from an unseen source pours into the distilling simplicity of these poems.' Mark Oakley, Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral

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Letting in the Light

Author:Van Parker

Publisher:Balboa Press

ISBN:1504362268

Total Pages:128

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Letting in the Light is a book of poems, all of which I wrote between the ages of eighty and eighty-six. They seemed to emerge naturally, both from when I was forty-one years in the active ministry and from reflections and writings during retirement. You might say that poetry finally found me and has become the best way I know of putting into words some things Ive begun to learn. Writing poems has opened up the world in ways I hadnt expected. Its made me aware of connections to other people and to the earth, which is truly our mother. Letting in the Light is a book about discovering the holy in the ordinary, everyday experiences that come to all of us. Some have described my poems as accessible. I hope those who read them will find them of some help. They are offered by a fellow journeyer.

Letting in the dog

Author:Patricia Blocker

Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN:1787116212

Total Pages:96

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Communicating with and understanding dogs builds trusting relationships, relieves frustration, and improves lives at both ends of the leash. Apart from simply reading canine body language, this book explores the juncture between hearts and minds, where true understanding begins. Taking a light-hearted yet earnest approach to exploring how to connect with dogs, each chapter features amusing, thought-provoking anecdotes and much useful information, showing us how, by connecting with our dogs, we learn how to connect with ourselves. Finding the intersection between the academic and the spiritual for better communication with dogs leads to effective two-way conversation: how to talk with our dogs instead of talking at them. The intuitive side of communicating with canines in conjunction with the intellectual side is also investigated: in this space, we build trust, respect, and better relationships, and human and canine lives are enriched. Come walk with us on our journey ...

Letting In the Joy: A Pair of Historical Romances

Author:Doreen Milstead

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1365082385

Total Pages:N.A

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Elise & Harmon’s Story - A wealthy rancher wants a wife and children more than anything in the world but is worried that a woman might only seek him out because she’s interested in his wealth. He decides on one woman and invites her to his ranch but under a ruse that he’s only the foreman of the ranch. Something happens later that forces the issue and he wonders what on earth she’ll say when he finally reveals the truth. Emma & The Restoration of a Soldier - A woman with one hand goes west to a mail ordered husband that her father has arranged for her before he died. On the train she meets up with a group of Civil War injured soldiers and one special young man who becomes a friend. However, when she meets her husband for the first time he runs out as he looks at her beautifully carved hand replacement and she believes that she may never see him again.

Afraid of the Light

Author:Cynthia Ruchti

Publisher:Kregel Publications

ISBN:0825446570

Total Pages:336

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She helps others manage their desperate lives--but who will help her? Clinical psychologist Camille Brooks isn't put off by the lifestyle of her hoarding clients. After all, she lost her mother to the crippling anxiety disorder. She'll go a long way to help others avoid the same pain and loss. Despite Camille's expertise, her growing audience for her Let in the Light podcast, and the national recognition she's gaining for her creative coaching methods, there are some things she isn't prepared for. A client who looks far too much like her mom catches her off guard. And the revelation that she's also hoarding something sends her spinning. Can she stand to let the light into her own life with the help of a friend who wants to stand by her for life and the God who created and loves her? Or will she find that defeating her demons proves too much to bear?

The Light Between Oceans

Author:M.L. Stedman

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1451681763

Total Pages:352

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The years-long New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Best Historical Novel that is “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page” (O, The Oprah Magazine)—soon to be a major motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks starring Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz, and Alicia Vikander, and directed by Derek Cianfrance. After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby. Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them. “Elegantly rendered…heart-wrenching…beautifully drawn” (USA TODAY), The Light Between Oceans is a gorgeous debut novel, not soon to be forgotten.

The Deep Heart

Author:John J. Prendergast

Publisher:Sounds True

ISBN:1683643186

Total Pages:208

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An experiential guide for exploring the convergence of psychological healing and spiritual awakening that happens most clearly and powerfully in the depths of the heart “The Deep Heart is what I call a living book, that rare gem of a book that is alive with the presence of its author . . . A book like this should be felt and experienced as much as it should be read.” —Adyashanti The great human quest is to discover who we really are—a discovery that changes our lives and the lives of those around us. With The Deep Heart, spiritual teacher and psychotherapist Dr. John J. Prendergast invites us on a pilgrimage within, using the heart as a portal to our deepest psychological and spiritual nature. The “deep heart” is Prendergast’s term for our heart center—a subtle center of emotional and energetic sensitivity, relational intimacy, profound inner knowing, and unconditional love. “The heart area is where we feel most deeply touched by kindness, gratitude, and appreciation, yet it is also where we feel most emotionally wounded,” writes Prendergast. “Whether we realize it or not, the heart is what we most carefully guard and most want to open.” Throughout The Deep Heart, Prendergast expertly combines the boundaried wisdom of psychotherapy with a spacious, embodied path to liberation, bringing attention to both the joys and pitfalls of each approach with the compassion of a friend who’s walked the path for decades. In this experiential guide, Prendergast invites you to tune into your inherent wisdom, love, and wholeness as you journey into the deep heart. Through precise and potent meditative inquiries, insightful stories, and reflections drawn from Prendergast’s intimate work with students and clients, you’ll begin to open your heart, see through your core limiting beliefs, and discover the true nature of your being.

Being at Home in the Universe

Author:Richard Bellingham

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:1475980361

Total Pages:104

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T. S. Elliot wrote: “At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh not fleshless; Neither from not towards; at the still point , there the dance is, Except for the point, the still point. There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.” This book talks about the still point in an entirely new way by framing it as our internal home. It also provides a path to “coming home” based on extensive research and personal experience. If you are interested in the dance of spiritual transformation, this is a must read. –Barry Cohen, Ph.D. Dr. Bellingham enlightens the reader by sharing his personal life experiences in an extraordinarily meaningful context. He bridges the divide between eastern and western thought to form one fully human message. He has the rare ability to satisfy and integrate our intellectual curiosity with our search for spiritual fulfillment. –Bill O’Brien, Ph.D. Having known the author for over 40 years, and witnessing many aspects of his spiritual journey, I highly recommend this book for anyone who continues to strive to find his inner self, or to be HOME. My own quest for SERENITY has been enriched by reading this book, and by witnessing Dr. Bellingham’s life-long desire to find inner peace. We can indeed “transform our lives from a mindless drill to a mindful dance” with enough work, desire and by digesting the thoughts expressed in this wonderful accounting of the author’s life and experiences. –Ronald Irwin M.D. This is coming-to-wisdom story with hope for us all. This tale is all personal, with regular bits of carefully crafted ways to grasp the most elusive thoughts of the world’s greatest teachers and soul guides. Read it. Smile at the disarming honesty. And be heartened. For he’s showing how wisdom can flourish more widely than ever in America. -Artie Egendorf, Ph. D. Author of “Healing from the War” and originator of Super Integral Synergy (http://sismoves.com) By openly and honestly illuminating his experience and journey over 40 years, Dr. Bellingham shines a bright light on our own unique paths. He knows the territory with all its hills and valleys. With this book we, who are researchers, can be assured we are home already. To me, being fully present with a deep sense of love for all things is the key message. We are not separate. –Mary Alice Fox

Woodworking For Dummies

Author:Jeff Strong

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:111805329X

Total Pages:384

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You've seen a few shows on TV, and working with wood looks like it could be quite entertaining and rewarding. After all, you get to create something that you can proudly display to your friends and family. But where and how do you begin to move from expressed interest to hands-on experience? Woodworking For Dummies shows you how your raw building materials stack up, with everything you wood need to know about hardwood, softwood, plywood, veneer wood, plain-sawn wood, rift-cut wood, quarter-sawn wood, solid wood, man-made wood, and more. This down-to-earth guide gives you the goods on how boards are made from trees and the characteristics of hardwood and softwood species, plus all the buzz on Gearing up with the right tools Putting safety first in your workshop Using adhesives and glue Working with wood joints Smoothing it out by sanding and filling Adding color with stains and paints Protecting your work with topcoats Whether you want to put together a simple plywood bookcase or an incredible solid oak dining table, Woodworking For Dummies can help you get organized as you craft your plans for a piece that'll reflect your personal touch. You'll discover how to Measure and mark your wood Distinguish among saw designs Choose and use sharpening tools Hone in on hot melt glue Speed things up with modern frame joints Get down to the nitty-gritty on nails Apply water-based polyurethanes This handy reference packs in essential information for the novice woodworker and some advanced tips and tricks to jumpstart any woodworker's existing skills. Includes detailed illustrations and how-to photos.

Home Staging For Dummies

Author:Christine Rae,Jan Saunders Maresh

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1118052463

Total Pages:368

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Want to have homebuyers knocking down your door? Home Staging For Dummies delivers all the secrets to making your home stand out, sell faster, and bring in more money! It shows you how to make improvements room by room and generate a higher profit in the most cost- and time-effective way. Featuring eight full-color pages of instructive before-and-after photos, this completely practical guide demonstrates how and why to eliminate clutter, make repairs, arrange furnishings, and pave the way for buyers to make an emotional connection to your house. You’ll get a handle on what buyers want and how to show it to them, find plenty of do-it-yourself tasks that add real value to your home, and get tips on producing photos of your home that will have buyers craving to see more! Discover how to: See your home as prospective buyers will see it Know what needs doing and what doesn’t Master the three-step home staging process Add real value to your home without breaking the bank Decide whether to DIY or call in the pros Create curb appeal Make a great first impression with a beautiful entryway Spruce up your kitchen, bathroom, living, and dining rooms Turn your bedrooms into a buyer’s dream Whip your mechanicals into top shape Avoid staging nightmares Get top dollar for your home — all you need is a little help from Home Staging For Dummies!

In the Light of What We Know

Author:Zia Haider Rahman

Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN:0374710082

Total Pages:512

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A bold, epic debut novel set during the war and financial crisis that defined the beginning of our century One September morning in 2008, an investment banker approaching forty, his career in collapse and his marriage unraveling, receives a surprise visitor at his West London townhouse. In the disheveled figure of a South Asian male carrying a backpack, the banker recognizes a long-lost friend, a mathematics prodigy who disappeared years earlier under mysterious circumstances. The friend has resurfaced to make a confession of unsettling power. In the Light of What We Know takes us on a journey of exhilarating scope--from Kabul to London, New York, Islamabad, Oxford, and Princeton--and explores the great questions of love, belonging, science, and war. It is an age-old story: the friendship of two men and the betrayal of one by the other. The visitor, a man desperate to climb clear of his wrong beginnings, seeks atonement; and the narrator sets out to tell his friend's story but finds himself at the limits of what he can know about the world--and, ultimately, himself. Set against the breaking of nations and beneath the clouds of economic crisis, this surprisingly tender novel chronicles the lives of people carrying unshakable legacies of class and culture as they struggle to tame their futures. In an extraordinary feat of imagination, Zia Haider Rahman has telescoped the great upheavals of our young century into a novel of rare intimacy and power.

Recipes for Self-healing

Author:Elke Bull

Publisher:BalboaPress

ISBN:1452577927

Total Pages:224

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Do you have problems with your health? Are you perfectly fit and healthy and want to stay that way? Have you ever felt helpless in your fight to regain health? Either way, this book can put you onto the path of self-healing. It explains the concepts simply and guides each individual to adapt the knowledge to his or her own particular situation. This book contains healing techniques that are easy to follow and can let you help yourself back to good health, or help you to maintain the perfect health you may already have. This book has something for everyone. “Each of us has the responsibility for our own health. We have to find a way or the means to know what to do to take charge of our own destiny. Elke teaches this and has explained it very well.” - Charles Angles “For the whole to be healthy, each part must be healthy; mind, body, soul, and spirit must be healed and in balance. Elke teaches this holistic concept.” - Rev. Dr. Josephine A. Drew

The Second Jungle Book

Author:Rudyard Kipling

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ISBN:3961898782

Total Pages:117

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The Second Jungle Book is a sequel to The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. First published in 1895, it features five stories about Mowgli and three unrelated stories, all but one set in India, most of which Kipling wrote while living in Vermont. All of the stories were previously published in magazines in 1894-5, often under different titles. The original book is now worth $3.4 million. The 1994 film The Jungle Book used this book as a source. Each story is followed by a related poem.

How the Light Gets In

Author:Louise Penny

Publisher:Minotaur Books

ISBN:1466834706

Total Pages:416

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller "There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." —Leonard Cohen Christmas is approaching, and in Québec it's a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department, his old friend and lieutenant Jean-Guy Beauvoir hasn't spoken to him in months, and hostile forces are lining up against him. When Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Mystified by Myrna's reluctance to reveal her friend's name, Gamache soon discovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people not just in North America, but in the world, and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo. As events come to a head, Gamache is drawn ever deeper into the world of Three Pines. Increasingly, he is not only investigating the disappearance of Myrna's friend but also seeking a safe place for himself and his still-loyal colleagues. Is there peace to be found even in Three Pines, and at what cost to Gamache and the people he holds dear? How the Light Gets In is the ninth Chief Inspector Gamache Novel from Louise Penny. One of Publishers Weekly's Best Mystery/Thriller Books of 2013 One of The Washington Post's Top 10 Books of the Year An NPR Best Book of 2013

The Fading of the Light

Author:Charlotte Betts

Publisher:Piatkus

ISBN:0349423016

Total Pages:384

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From the award-winning author of The Apothecary's Daughter comes The Fading of the Light, the next book in the Spindrift Trilogy - a beautifully evocative, family drama, perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Lucinda Riley and Elizabeth Jane Howard's Cazalet Chronicles. 1902. Spindrift House, Cornwall. Edith Fairchild, deserted by her feckless husband Benedict eight years before, has established the thriving Spindrift artists' community by the sea and found deep and lasting love with Pascal. They have accepted that they cannot marry, but when Benedict returns unexpectedly to Spindrift House, all Edith and Pascal's secret hopes and dreams of a joyous life together are overturned. Benedict's arrival shatters the peaceful and creative atmosphere of the close-knit community. When Edith will not allow him back into her bed, the conflict escalates and he sets in motion a chain of tragic events that reverberate down the years and threatens the happiness of the community forever . . . Why do readers love Charlotte Betts? 'Romantic, engaging and hugely satisfying' Katie Fforde 'A highly-recommended novel of love, tragedy and the power of art' Daily Mail 'Beautifully written, engaging and heartwarming' Book Club Mumma 'A highly compelling, engrossing read' Discovering Diamonds 'Evocative, enthralling and enjoyable' Bookish Jottings 'Poignant, compelling and extensively researched . . . I cannot wait to find out what happens next to these characters' Sarah's Vignettes 'A delightful historical saga which is so beautifully woven together that from the very start I was enchanted' Jaffa Reads Too 'Rich in detail, full of passion this is a delightful and fascinating read' Book Literati

Those Afraid of the Light

Author:Andrew Muir

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1326959824

Total Pages:N.A

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They say the weirdest things happen when you are on acid... I was with my philosopher friend and her ambitious biochemist brother when I first took LSD. As Danny and Bugs vented their frustration at how out of touch the world had become, I realised reality really was stranger than fiction. My second acid trip was at an illegal rave by the mysterious woods near my home. I saw orbs pulsate in the sky above the Dead Tree and visitors from places I didn’t understand were welcomed into our world. And on my final trip, as I lay wrecked and paranoid, cowering inside a verge by a road, I watched in horror as the world began to end. Those Afraid of the Light is a tale of the end of the world; viewed through the eyes of a dropout and through the scientific and theological perspectives of his best friend Danny.

Photographing Fashion

Author:Leigh Keily

Publisher:Crowood

ISBN:1847979807

Total Pages:128

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A successful fashion photographer has to be passionate and to believe in their concept, but they must also grasp the technical potential of their camera. This book guides you through both tasks by explaining how to use your camera to best effect, and then how to generate and develop ideas from conception to creation through to pitching and publication. Written by an experienced fashion photographer, it exposes the world of fashion photography with insider tips and advises on assembling kit and using the tools of your camera. It introduces fashion photography, how to find a team and how to communicate ideas; covers shooting in a studio- focusing on light and encouraging experimentation; outlines the pros and cons of shooting on location, and the challenges of leaving the safety of the studio; explains shoot concepts and their importance to the fashion photographer; advises on how to manage digital image files and their post-production; explores good retouching - how to make your photos look their best; and suggests ideas for putting together a portfolio and promoting yourself. This superb new book on fashion photography is aimed at everyone involved in fashion, health, beauty and portrait photography and is superbly illustrated with 187 colour photographs.

A Trick of the Light

Author:David Ashton

Publisher:Two Roads

ISBN:147363105X

Total Pages:368

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BASED ON THE LONG-RUNNING BBC RADIO 4 McLEVY DRAMA SERIES ...WHILE THE STREETS OF LONDON HAD SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE DARK ALLEYS OF EDINBURGH HAD INSPECTOR JAMES McLEVY ELEGANT AND CONVINCING' The Times | 'ASHTON IS THE DIRECT HEIR TO ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON' Brian Cox | 'EXCELLENT' The Sherlock Holmes Society | 'DRIPPING WITH MELODRAMA AND DERRING-DO' Herald Halloween 1881, Edinburgh, and the dead are restless. In respectable Edinburgh society, beautiful young American spiritualist, Sophia Adler, is causing a furore with her dramatic séances. But the ghosts of the past seem hell-bent on retribution. Inspector James McLevy finds his investigations distracted by more earthly concerns when Muriel Grierson, an outwardly genteel widow is robbed at home. Her knight in shining armour - one Arthur Conan Doyle, recently graduated from medical school - is keen to learn from such a master of detection as the renowned inspector, but McLevy is less sure that he requires a new acolyte. A vicious murder occurs with evidence of supernatural strength and violence. Treachery revenged from a battle long ago. All roads lead to Sophia Adler and the inspector becomes involved with one of the most dangerous women he has ever encountered. THE INSPECTOR MCLEVY SERIES 1 - Shadow of the Serpent 2 - Fall from Grace 3 - A Trick of the Light 4 - Nor Will He Sleep

The Jungle Book

Author:Rudyard Kipling

Publisher:BookRix

ISBN:3736801645

Total Pages:205

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The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The tales in the book are fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. The verses of The Law of the Jungle, for example, lay down rules for the safety of individuals, families and communities. Kipling put in them nearly everything he knew or "heard or dreamed about the Indian jungle." Other readers have interpreted the work as allegories of the politics and society of the time. The best-known of them are the three stories revolving around the adventures of an abandoned "man cub" Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other stories are probably "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the story of a heroic mongoose, and "Toomai of the Elephants", the tale of a young elephant-handler.

Beautiful Beasties

Author:Jamie Pflughoeft

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1118235207

Total Pages:352

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The book pet lovers have been waiting for: professional adviceon pet photography Every pet parent knows how difficult it is to get thatcalendar-quality photo of a beloved cat or dog. This guide to petphotography is long overdue! Pet lovers will find terrific tips tohelp them capture their pets? personalities in photos, whileprofessional photographers who want to extend their businessopportunities will value advice on the unique challenges of workingwith animals and creating the portraits their clients want. With pet owners comprising more than 62 percent of Americans,there is an eager amateur market for a book that reveals how to getgreat photos of those furry family members Zeroes in on pet photography as a growing specialty amongprofessional photographers, and this book offers advice forcreating great pet portraits as well as tips on working withanimals and their owners Explains how to capture expressions, avoid spooky eyes, editfor better images, work with multiple animals, and much more As the first serious guide to pet photography on the market,Beautiful Beasties has what pet parents and professionalphotographers need to capture memorable pet photos.