Bringing Elizabeth Home

A Journey of Faith and Hope
Author: Ed Smart,Lois Smart
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0385512716
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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At 3:58 in the morning of June 5, 2002, Ed and Lois Smart awoke to the sound of their nine-year-old daughter Mary Katherine’s frightened voice. “She’s gone. Elizabeth is gone.” At first they thought she was having a bad dream about her older sister, but Mary Katherine’s seeming bad dream would quickly become their worst nightmare. Their daughter Elizabeth was gone. They were not sure why the media picked up on Elizabeth’s story, but after their daughter was kidnapped she became the whole world’s daughter. After nine months of a strange, hard, sometimes rewarding, but mostly painful journey, Elizabeth was miraculously returned to them. Just as millions throughout the world had grieved for her loss, now they celebrated her safe return. In Bringing Elizabeth Home, Ed and Lois share the pain of every parent’s worst fear: “What would I do if my child was taken from me?” They also share a story of great hope, strong faith, and trust in God. The Smart family had always been devoted to their Mormon faith, but through their terribly painful experience they gained a tremendous inner strength, which became the key to their survival. They write, “Having our daughter back home, in our arms, is nothing short of a miracle. It is the ultimate proof that God answers prayers. Granted, sometimes the answer is not the one we pray for, but still it remains an answer. We feel truly blessed that He answered our prayers the way we had hoped for, although we realize, regretfully, that this is not always the outcome in kidnapping cases. We have met so many families with missing children and we’ve seen how deep their pain goes . . . But what we hope to convey through our journey of faith and hope is that with a strong belief in God, all things are possible. Miracles do happen.” In the end, the Smarts’ story brings one point poignantly home--nothing is more important in this world than family. Not money. Not work. Not a fancy new car or an expensive, big house. Family, the prayers of so many friends and strangers, and trust in God are what got them through this experience--and having survived, they have no doubt that they can persevere in any situation as long as those three things are in their lives. Though their story is filled with many incredible twists and turns, they never lost focus on what was important: bringing Elizabeth home.

Suffering Will Not Be Televised, The

African American Women and Sentimental Political Storytelling
Author: Rebecca Wanzo
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438428847
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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Explores how the suffering of African American women has been minimized and obscured in U.S. culture.

Child Abduction and Kidnapping


Author: Susan O'Brien
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 143811723X
Category: Abduction
Page: 137
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According to the US Department of Justice, more than 250,000 children are abducted each year. This book explains the types of kidnappings, details government and law enforcement efforts to prevent and solve them, and explores the many practices and programs, such as the AMBER Alert, to help protect children.

Splattered Ink

Postfeminist Gothic Fiction and Gendered Violence
Author: Sarah E Whitney
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252098897
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 280
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In-depth and refreshingly readable, Splattered Ink is a bold analysis of postfeminist gothic, a literary genre that continues to jar readers, reject happy endings, and find powerful new ways to talk about violence against women. Sarah E. Whitney explores the genre's challenge to postfeminist assumptions of women's equality and empowerment. The authors she examines--Patricia Cornwell, Jodi Picoult, Susanna Moore, Sapphire, and Alice Sebold--construct narratives around socially invisible and physically broken protagonists who directly experience consequences of women's ongoing disempowerment. Their works ask readers to inhabit women's suffering and to face the uncomfortable, all-too-denied fact that today's women must navigate lives fraught with risk. Whitney's analysis places the authors within a female gothic tradition that has long given voice to women's fears of their own powerlessness. But she also reveals the paradox that allows the genre to powerfully critique postfeminism's often sunshiney outlook while uneasily coexisting within the same universe.

The Budapest School of Psychoanalysis

The Origin of a Two-Person Psychology and Emphatic Perspective
Author: Arnold WM Rachman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317244567
Category: Psychology
Page: 222
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The Budapest School of Psychoanalysis brings together a collection of expertly written pieces on the influence of the Budapest (Ferenczi) conception of analytic theory and practice on the evolution of psychoanalysis. It touches on major figures Sándor Ferenczi and Michael Balint whilst concurrently considering topics such as Ferenczi’s clinical diary, the study of trauma, the Confusion of Tongues paradigm, and Balint’s perspective on supervision. Further to this, the book highlights Jacques Lacan’s teaching of Ferenczi, which brings a fresh perspective to a relatively unknown connection between them. The book highlights that the Hungarian analysts, influenced by Ferenczi, through their pioneering work developed a psychoanalytic paradigm which became an alternative to the Freudian tradition. That this paradigm has become recognised and admired in its own right underlines the need to clearly outline, as this book does, the historical context and the output of those who are writing and working in the tradition of the Budapest School. The contributions to this volume demonstrate the widespread and enduring influence of the Budapest School on contemporary psychoanalysis. The contributors are amongst the foremost in Budapest School scholarship and the insights they offer are at once profound as well as insightful. This book is an important read for those practitioners and students of psychoanalysis who wish for an insight into the early and developing years of the Budapest School of Psychoanalysis and its impact on contemporary clinical practice.

Between Two Storms


Author: Sheba McBride-Harris
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469115816
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Life in the Hills and Mountains of North Carolina can be difficult. In the winter, storms are formed by a complicated matrix of moisture, cold fronts and wind sheers. Little did Police Chief Chasen Hayes know that two storms could blow through the area with such speed and tenacity that it would change his life forever. Dr. Bailey Harrison flew in between the two storms. Her mission was to help solve a horrible triple murder and save the life of people she didnt even know. Could these two individuals ride out the tempest and find peace?

Your Child's Hearing Loss

A Guide for Parents
Author: Debby Waldman,Jackson Roush
Publisher: Plural Publishing
ISBN: 159756771X
Category: Medical
Page: 254
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Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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Crime and the Media

Headlines Versus Reality
Author: Roslyn Muraskin,Shelly Feuer Domash
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131921337
Category: Social Science
Page: 162
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The public's knowledge of crime is primarily derived from the depiction in the media. If the media is responsible for the headlines, the conclusion to be reached is that they influence the public's attention regarding crime. This book examines, through the study of cases that have made headlines, what is noted as the fear of crime among the populace. In addition to cases such as Scott Peterson, Marilyn Sheppard, and Jon Benet Ramsey, the authors focus on the changes in the sentencing laws, policies, increased incarceration rates as well as the war on drugs and try to find the factors that brought about change. Focuses on the mass media and how it has transformed the criminal justice system. Presents 10 cases ranging throughout history right up until the 21st Century. Allows the reader to become involved in the case with an understanding of how the case was portrayed in the media. Explains the theory of crime and what attracts the media. The focus of this work, the media and its handling of the criminal justice system, will have appeal to anyone involved in criminal justice. The case descriptions, the commentary will fascinate all readers.

Bringing Home the Message

How Community CaLloyd Ogilvie Preaching Institute Seriesn Multiply the Power of the Preached Word
Author: Robert K. Perkins
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630874213
Category: Religion
Page: 202
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Believing that study and application of Scripture in the context of Christian community can greatly enhance the transformative power of the preached message, in Bringing Home the Message Robert Perkins aims to help pastors integrate small group ministry with their preaching. Perkins lays out the biblical, theological, historical, and sociological basis for the importance of hearing God's Word in the context of community, and provides a practical methodology for implementing sermon-based small group Bible studies. This helpful book also includes a sample fourteen-part series of Study Guides and Leader's Notes for the Gospel of Luke. Step-by-step instructions illustrate how to prepare effective inductive Bible study questions for small groups that will challenge members to grow in their faith and discipleship through understanding and applying God's Word together.

BECOMING

Meine Geschichte
Author: Michelle Obama
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641227321
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 544
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Die kraftvolle und inspirierende Autobiografie der ehemaligen First Lady der USA Michelle Obama ist eine der überzeugendsten und beeindruckendsten Frauen der Gegenwart. Als erste afro-amerikanische First Lady der USA trug sie maßgeblich dazu bei, das gastfreundlichste und offenste Weiße Haus zu schaffen, das es je gab. Sie wurde zu einer energischen Fürsprecherin für die Rechte von Frauen und Mädchen in der ganzen Welt, setzte sich für einen dringend notwendigen gesellschaftlichen Wandel hin zu einem gesünderen und aktiveren Leben ein und stärkte außerdem ihrem Ehemann den Rücken, während dieser die USA durch einige der schmerzlichsten Momente des Landes führte. Ganz nebenbei zeigte sie uns noch ein paar lässige Dance-Moves, glänzte beim „Carpool Karaoke“ und schaffte es obendrein auch, zwei bodenständige Töchter zu erziehen – mitten im gnadenlosen Blitzlichtgewitter der Medien. In diesem Buch erzählt sie nun erstmals ihre Geschichte – in ihren eigenen Worten und auf ihre ganz eigene Art. Sie nimmt uns mit in ihre Welt und berichtet von all den Erfahrungen, die sie zu der starken Frau gemacht haben, die sie heute ist. Warmherzig, weise und unverblümt erzählt sie von ihrer Kindheit an der Chicagoer South Side, von den Jahren als Anwältin und leitende Angestellte, von der nicht immer einfachen Zeit als berufstätige Mutter sowie von ihrem Leben an Baracks Seite und dem Leben ihrer Familie im Weißen Haus. Gnadenlos ehrlich und voller Esprit schreibt sie sowohl über große Erfolge als auch über bittere Enttäuschungen, den privaten wie den öffentlichen. Dieses Buch ist mehr als eine Autobiografie. Es enthält die ungewöhnlich intimen Erinnerungen einer Frau mit Herz und Substanz, deren Geschichte uns zeigt, wie wichtig es ist, seiner eigenen Stimme zu folgen.

Bringing Up a Challenging Child at Home

When Love is Not Enough
Author: Jane Gregory
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1853028746
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 188
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Jane Gregory's daughter Chrissy exhibits behaviour which people find challenging - screaming fits, stripping off her clothes and violent outbursts. As an adult she was diagnosed with a rare chromosome disorder and autism. Jane offers practical advice for other parents, and explains how she got the right support and effective treatment.