Accepting Fate


Author: Vanessa E. Kelman
Publisher: Vanessa E. Kelman
ISBN: 1463792395
Category: Fiction
Page: 308
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Sometimes relationships do more harm than good... Three years after her divorce, Mary still finds herself in the shadow of her marriage. Timid, passive and thoroughly fed up with both, she decides it's time to take back her life. Fellow teacher Kelly is fed up with the dead-end relationships that continue to leave her feeling hollow and dejected. Just as Mary is deciding it's time to make some changes, Kelly finds she's in the some position, and they turn to each other for support as they recreate who they really are. As Mary and Kelly help each other through the struggles they encounter, they find that maybe it's not about changing who you are, but accepting who the changes in your life have made you.

Accepting Fate


Author: Brandy L Rivers
Publisher: Brandy L Rivers
ISBN: 0990784452
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Accept fate, or it destroys you... Michael Nights hides his true nature. To protect his first love, his magic broke free, terrifying Amanda so badly she left. That day convinced him he was the monster she claimed. Horrified by the damage he could cause, he’s vowed to keep his power locked away. Gwen Fate meets Mike at a party. One look and she’s captivated. Inherently curious, she wants to discover all of his secrets. What she learns compels her to help, whether or not he wants to embrace what he is. Amanda deLuna has changed, but was it for the better? She arrives back in Seattle and offers Mike what he always wanted. After finally learning to control his power, Mike will have to choose. The life he wished for? Or his fate?

Accepting Fate

Destiny, Book 2
Author: Deanna Chase
Publisher: Bayou Moon Press, LLC
ISBN: 1940299195
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
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From New York Times bestselling author, Deanna Chase comes the second book in the Destiny series. When two souls are fated... A year ago, Jax Russo left school to escape to her safe haven, her hometown of Mendocino, CA. After overcoming depression and healing old wounds, she’s finally ready to move on. But when her brother’s arrested for a shocking crime, she finds herself caught between her family and her brother’s accuser—the man she’s been in love with since she was fifteen years old. Firefighter Derek Alexander never wanted to be a hero. He does his job for one reason and one reason only—to make up for that terrible night nine years ago. His demons haunt him, but so do dreams of Jax, the girl he knows he’s fated to be with. But in a world of magical soul mates, sometimes even love and forgiveness isn’t enough.

Edge of Reason

Accepting Fate
Author: Victoria Rhodes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534946057
Category:
Page: 58
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Tessa still can't decide between her two lives. Her past is begging for her to come back. Her future is terrifying, and Tessa is in the middle, unsure about which to choose. Throw a stranger in the mix and things just get complicated. When she doesn't make a decision Beth feels she waited long enough and leaves. Tessa is heartbroken but Beth has had enough. Tessa's parents don't help at all when she goes to them for advice, and this newfound friend is full of theoretical wisdom that is easier said than done. When Tessa turns to Raymond as her best friend for help he comes on to her, telling her that he wants to try again. It's up to Tessa to make a choice once and for all, and to see if Beth might take her back. Or if she's moved on and found someone else.

The Crusaders


Author: Baby Kattackal
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN: 9352061888
Category: Fiction
Page: 264
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"The Crusaders with its rich cast of characters delves into a host of subjects that the author, Baby Kattackal holds dear to his heart. The novel is divided into three parts and follows the story of Jes Raj, his son Beja and a Chinese girl Xiuying. It explores faith, blind belief, superstition and atheism on one hand. On another it examines the concept of discipline and the negative and positive aspects of it. Then there is the notion of love – a word that is bandied about so much but so misunderstood as well. What is true love? What is the path to true love? What are the illusions and delusions we suffer when we are in love? But most importantly, the core of the book is really about Communism and Marxism. To put it in the author’s own words: “The aim of this book lies in the answers …which the Marxist theory has sorely failed to address - has the Marxian theory succeeded in abating the poverty of the masses or in bringing in equality and welfare to the people? Has the theory been of any help in abating the poverty of the people of the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China? What about freedom of speech in these communist countries? What was the condition of the working class under communism? Comparing the condition of the proletariat under communism with that of capitalism - hasn’t the condition of the working class under capitalism always been far better?” Kattackal’s message is clear: to enlighten future generations about the poignant story of people who suffered and gave up their lives in despair, unable to withstand the atrocities of the communist regimes. The author says, “I would, like to warn them not to get carried away by the impractical, but alluring, concepts of abatement of poverty, bringing in equality and welfare to all...which Marxism and communism have proved they were incapable of achieving.” The Crusaders with its rich cast of characters delves into a host of subjects that the author, Baby Kattackal holds dear to his heart. The novel is divided into three parts and follows the story of Jes Raj, his son Beja and a Chinese girl Xiuying. It explores faith, blind belief, superstition and atheism on one hand. On another it examines the concept of discipline and the negative and positive aspects of it. Then there is the notion of love – a word that is bandied about so much but so misunderstood as well. What is true love? What is the path to true love? What are the illusions and delusions we suffer when we are in love? But most importantly, the core of the book is really about Communism and Marxism. To put it in the author’s own words: “The aim of this book lies in the answers …which the Marxist theory has sorely failed to address - has the Marxian theory succeeded in abating the poverty of the masses or in bringing in equality and welfare to the people? Has the theory been of any help in abating the poverty of the people of the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China? What about freedom of speech in these communist countries? What was the condition of the working class under communism? Comparing the condition of the proletariat under communism with that of capitalism - hasn’t the condition of the working class under capitalism always been far better?” Kattackal’s message is clear: to enlighten future generations about the poignant story of people who suffered and gave up their lives in despair, unable to withstand the atrocities of the communist regimes. The author says, “I would, like to warn them not to get carried away by the impractical, but alluring, concepts of abatement of poverty, bringing in equality and welfare to all...which Marxism and communism have proved they were incapable of achieving.” "

Destiny Domesticated

The Rebirth of Tragedy out of the Spirit of Technology
Author: Jos de Mul
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438449712
Category: Drama
Page: 358
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Analyzes contemporary technological society through the lens of Greek tragedy. Destiny Domesticated investigates three ways Western civilization has tried to tame fate: the heroic affirmation of fate in the tragic culture of the Greeks, the humble acceptance of divine providence in Christianity, and the abolition of fate in modern technological society. Against this background, Jos de Mul argues that the uncontrollability of technology introduces its own tragic dimension to our culture. Considering a range of literary texts and contemporary events, and drawing on twenty-five centuries of tragedy interpretation from philosophers such as Aristotle, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, literary critics George Steiner and Terry Eagleton, and others, de Mul articulates a contemporary perspective on the tragic, shedding new light on philosophical topics such as free will, determinism, and the contingency of life.

Secrets of Love, Marriage, Sex, Genius, Success, and Happiness

Analytic View According to the Recent Scientific Studies
Author: Naser Hegazy
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481781790
Category: Self-Help
Page: 186
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It is an analytical view of some of the concepts and aspects of life according to recent scientific studies that changed my consideration of some of these concepts and led me to the discovery of these secrets. It is literary and social in the light of opinions, the great philosophers' theories, the writers' words, and the psychologists' ideas about concepts and explains them. I tried to understand and comprehend the wide knowledge base about how to behave better and find more wealth of realism and much happiness in life.

Another Chance

A Guide to Change Your Life with Love
Author: Robin Sacredfire
Publisher: 22 Lions - www.22Lions.com
ISBN: 1490589201
Category: Self-Help
Page: 15
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This is probably one of the most powerful books you will ever read, far beyond what the law of attraction and many other secrets about karmic structures and energetic frequencies can unveil to you.Within this book you will find a clear answer to questions everyone is asking: Where's my money? Who has my money? Why can't I be rich? If you ever wondered why the Illuminati, the Freemasons and Scientology are among the most profitable organizations in the world, and what do they know that was also known by the Knights Templar, then you must continue with this reading.This book will explain why you have been struggling all your life to make money but you've never abandoned the condition of slavery, working for food and a roof over your head, why one third of the world lives in extreme poverty and why only a small percentage of the 7 billion people living in our planet hold the entire abundance within their families.This book may not change the world or everyone that reads it and you will understand from the reading why it is so difficult for you to be rich, and how you've been programmed to be poor since a very early stage in life.You will also understand through this reading the relation between your family, your emotions, your past life experiences and also your own auric vibrations.This is the biggest Gnostic secret you will ever know and it can change your life dramatically.How can I be so sure about it? Five years ago I was completely broke and nearly homeless. Today I drink coconut in the Philippines and write this book for you, while living the life I was told I would never have.

God Didn't Do It; He Only Signed Off On It

Living a Purposeful Life Through the Storm
Author: Christiana I. Chineme
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452029075
Category: Religion
Page: 424
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As humans, things happen to us sometimes that we cannot fully understand. We desire to explain them when from human perspective there's no explanation that really exists. Our perplexion at things of that nature are not just about when they happen to us but also the things we witness in the world around us. They oftentimes shake the foundations of our faith in God to the core. But as much as not knowing hurts, at no time should our reaction be to accuse God for things we don't understand. Rather, we should know that God is not always the architect of all our problems and that He might not always save us from people that live to harm us or bless us the way we want because we take a stand with Him. His promise however is one thing and that is that He'll work it all out for HIS OWN ENDS even the wicked for a day of disaster Proverbs 16:4b. However your pain occurred, God's declared intentions are that He'll use all of your problems any which way they present to work out His will for your life. The deaths of some of the people that went before us is proof that for reasons best known to Him, God at times chooses not to deliver people that take a stand with Him. And it's not because He hated such people but because of what He already planned to use the situation for.

Simone Weil

Portrait of a Self-exiled Jew
Author: Thomas R. Nevin
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807863599
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 504
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Over fifty years after her death, Simone Weil (1909-1943) remains one of the most searching religious inquirers and political thinkers of the twentieth century. Albert Camus said she had a "madness for truth." She rejected her Jewishness and developed a strong interest in Catholicism, although she never joined the Catholic church. Both an activist and a scholar, she constantly spoke out against injustice and aligned herself with workers, with the colonial poor in France, and with the opressed everywhere. She came to believe that suffering itself could be a way to unity with God, and her death at thirty-four has been recorded as suicide by starvation. This extraordinary study is primarily a topography of Weil's mind, but Thomas Nevin is persuaded that her thought is inextricably bound to her life and dramatic times. Thus, he not only addresses her thoughts and her prejudices but examines her reasons for entertaining them and gives them a historical focus. He claims that to Weil's generation the Spanish War, the Popular Front, the ascendance of Hitlerism, and the Vichy years were not mere backdrops but definitive events. Nevin explores in detail not only matters of continuing interest, such as Weil's leftist politics and her attempt to embrace Christianity, but also hitherto unexamined aspects of her life and work which permit a deeper understanding of her: her writings on science, her work as a poet and dramatist, and her selective friendships. The thread uniting these topics is her struggle to maintain her independence as a free thinker while resisting community such as Judaism could have offered her. Her intellectual struggles eloquently reveal the desperate isolation of Jews torn between the lure of assimilation and the tormented dignity of their communal history. Nevin's massive research draws on the full range of essays, notebooks, and fragments from the Simone Weil archives in Paris, many of which have never been translated or published. Originally published in 1991. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

The Chinese Philosophy of Fate


Author: Yixia Wei
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 981104371X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 222
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This book is based on the study of the traditional Chinese philosophy, and explores the relationship between philosophy and people’s fate. The book points out that heaven is an eternal topic in Chinese philosophy. The concept of heaven contains religious implications and reflects the principles the Chinese people believed in and by which they govern their lives. The traditional Chinese philosophy of fate is conceptualized into the "unification of Heaven and man". Different interpretations of the inter-relationships between Heaven, man and their unification mark different schools of the traditional Chinese philosophy. This book identifies 14 different schools of theories in this regard. And by analyzing these schools and theories, it summarizes the basic characteristics of traditional Chinese philosophy, compares the Chinese philosophy of fate with the Western one, and discusses the relationship between philosophy and man’s fate.

Logotherapy Revisited

Review of the Tenets of Viktor E. Frankl's Logotherapy
Author: Maria Marshall
Publisher: Ottawa Institute of Logotherapy
ISBN: 1478193778
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 302
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This book presents the core principles of Viktor E. Frankl's Logotherapy, and outlines how Logotherapy can be used in conjunction with other forms of interventions. It illustrates that, beyond a philosophy, Logotherapy is also a theory of personality, and a form of therapy. The book aims to illustrate the inductive and deductive interplay between theory and practice. Volume I is devoted entirely to Logotheory. Volume II contains the chapters which portray the practical applications of Logotherapy. Each chapter ends with Points to Ponder, which aim to bridge the chapters, and to highlight connections between theory and practice. The Appendix is written in the form of a Study Guide, expanding on Logotherapy's applications in specific practice areas in line with current developments in mental health care. Corresponding to each chapter, the References section provides an extensive list of relevant sources, and related, up to date bibliography. The writing of this book follows the ground-structure of the Doctoral Dissertation entitled "The Applications of Viktor E. Frankl's Logotherapy in Counselling Psychology," (1999) by Maria (Ungar) Marshall, at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, which contains a comprehensive overview of the fundamental elements of the philosophy and practice of Logotherapy, based on an extensive review of international literature. Edward Marshall co-authored the present book, adding the chapters corresponding to the Appendix, reflecting developments in the practice, study and research in Logotherapy, since the submission of the original Dissertation, to the present. This up-to-date, and comprehensive review allows the reader to find situations in everyday life and in professional activities, where Logotherapy can be usefully applied.

The Meaning of Yiddish


Author: Benjamin Harshav
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804735759
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 205
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With a rare combination of erudition and insight, the author investigates the major aspects of Yiddish language and culture, showing where Yiddish came from and what it has to offer, even as it ceases to be a "living" language. Reviews "Harshav's book is a first-class study of Yiddish as both language and culture, rich with linguistic detail and historical insight, expert in its literary analysis and judgments. I recommend it enthusiastically." —Irving Howe, Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York "The Meaning of Yiddish is the most important contribution to the study of Yiddish language and literature in recent times." —Chana Kronfeld, University of California, Berkeley "The Meaning of Yiddish is explicitly intended for 'readers who bring to it no previous knowledge, only curiosity.' . . . 'My central question,' Harshav writes in the preface, 'is: Yiddish: what was it? What kind of world was it? How can we read the intersections of meaning its texts seem to provide? How did it lead in and out of Jewish history, moving between the internal Jewish world and the cultures of Christian Europe and America?' I know of no other single book in any language which could respond to these questions by conveying to the uninitiated . . . such a richly textured profile of the nature and dynamics of both the Yiddish language and its literature. It is a remarkable feat of high popularization, written with great flair and without a hint of pedantry, its examples always to the point and often memorable in themselves. . . . The book should be read by all who are interested in language, in literature, and in the modern Jewish experience." —Times Literary Supplement

The Muse that Sings

Composers Speak about the Creative Process
Author: Ann McCutchan
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195168129
Category: Music
Page: 262
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How do today's serious concert composers write their music? This is a collection of recent interviews with 25 of America's important contemporary composers, all born between 1930 and 1960. Here, a wide range of representative artists--from Adams to Zorn, from Bolcom to Vierk--speak candidly about how they think in sound, shape musical ideas, and ultimately transfer sonic conceptions to the printed page.

Blue Collar Resistance and the Politics of Jesus

Doing Ministry with Working Class Whites
Author: Tex Sample
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426760361
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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To be faithful to the gospel, all ministry must be indigenous; it must participate in the distinctive practices and perspectives of the people among whom ministry is taking place. Because our society tends to ignore or deny the reality of class divisions and prejudice, too many congregational leaders know too little about the world of working class whites. Continuing his groundbreaking work on class and American religion, Sample opens up the lives and lifestyles of working class whites in order to engage with them in authentic and transformational ministry. From the Circuit Rider review: "Tex Sample has written one of the most fun books to read on ministry that you will ever come across. Weaving philosophy, theology, country western lyrics, and stories throughout the book Sample at once delights and provokes us to think about the way in which we live out church in this day and age." (Click here to read the whole review.)

The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469775417
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
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This enthralling anthology, first published in 1887, collects six fantastic tales of adventure written by the author of the classic horror novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Stevenson (1850-1894) was a major force in the development of the English short story, and his narrative genius comes to the fore in these tales.

Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Sabina Knight
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199913137
Category: History
Page: 160
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Perhaps nowhere else has literature been as conscious a collective endeavor as in China, and China's survival over three thousand years may owe more to its literary traditions than to its political history. This Very Short Introduction tells the story of Chinese literature from antiquity to the present, focusing on the key role literary culture played in supporting social and political concerns. Embracing traditional Chinese understandings of literature as encompassing history and philosophy as well as poetry and poetics, storytelling, drama, and the novel, Sabina Knight discusses the philosophical foundations of literary culture as well as literature's power to address historical trauma and cultivate moral and sensual passions. From ancient historical records through the modernization and globalization of Chinese literature, Knight draws on lively examples to underscore the close relationship between ethics and aesthetics, as well as the diversity of Chinese thought. Knight also illuminates the role of elite patronage; the ways literature has served the interests of specific groups; and questions of canonization, language, nationalism, and cross-cultural understanding. The book includes Chinese characters for names, titles, and key terms.

The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Third Edition)


Author: Peter E. Meltzer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393338975
Category: Reference
Page: 720
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With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.

Do You Think You're Clever?

The Oxford and Cambridge Questions
Author: John Farndon
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848311567
Category: Education
Page: 221
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What happens if I drop an ant? What books are bad for you? What percentage of the world's water is contained in a cow? The Oxbridge undergraduate interviews are infamous for their unique ways of assessing candidates, and from these peculiar enquiries, professors can tell just how smart you really are. John Farndon has collected together 75 of the most intriguing questions taken from actual admission interviews and gives full answers to each, taking the reader through the fascinating histories, philosophies, sciences and arts that underlie each problem. This is a book for everyone who likes to think they're clever, or who thinks they'd like to be clever. And cleverness is not just knowing stuff, it's how laterally, deeply and interestingly you can bend your brain. Guesstimating the population of Croydon, for example, opens a chain of thought from which you can predict the strength of a nuclear bomb ...and that's just the start of it.

An Unwavering Fate


Author: Kimberley van Bassen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781477142530
Category: Fiction
Page: 315
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Author Kimberley van Bassen Shares an Adventure-Filled Fantasy Fiction A new addition to the world of fantasy fiction comes in the form of An Unwavering Fate, a compelling book published by Xlibris. Written by author Kimberley van Bassen, this stimulating and suspense-filled story introduces a versatile set of characters, along with an intriguing plot that takes readers to an imaginative world unlike any other. In this book, readers will witness the struggles of a young lad named Rowland whose life takes on a different turn when he discovers that a vicious group of men had raided his village and kidnapped his sister. The tale becomes more interesting as the main character comes face to face with a young woman named Della, who had suffered the same fate. Together, the two embark on an adventure into a world of forgotten magic and peril. The climax of the story rises when the characters slowly discover their own hidden powers that have lain dormant within them for many years. Allowing readers to explore the dark and elusive world of hunting and tracking down those that have taken away someone’s beloved, this book stirs a sense of empathy for the lead characters, Rowland and Della. An epic story of good versus evil, An Unwavering Fate showcases profound lessons about courage despite powerful enemies that one encounters. It also teaches the value of love for one’s family, which rises amidst overwhelming circumstances. Insightful, this book will make readers realize the most important things that truly matter in life, love and family. For more information on this book, interested parties can log on to www.Xlibris.com.au.