Radical Reliance

Living 24/7 with God at the Center
Author: Joseph M. Stowell
Publisher: Discovery House
ISBN: 1572938994
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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God alone can sustain and satisfy our souls. Do we know this reality? Do we thirst for it? Exploring the biblical background of the answers to these questions, nationally known Bible teacher Joe Stowell shows the way to make these truths real in our daily lives. When God is at the center of our lives 24/7, this is radical reliance - total trust - and it's the way God meant it to be. Follow the author on his journey of faith and meet Christ anew. Begin to walk by a deeper faith and enjoy the delight and security of His presence.

An Island Far from Home


Author: John Donahue
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
ISBN: 9781575050768
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 179
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The twelve-year-old son of a Union army doctor killed during the fighting in Fredericksburg comes to understand the meaning of war and the fine line between friends and enemies when he begins corresponding with a young Confederate prisoner of war.

Far from Home


Author: Lorelie Brown
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781626494527
Category: Fiction
Page: 182
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My name is Rachel. I'm straight ... I think. I also have a mountain of student loans and a smart mouth. I wasn't serious when I told Pari Sadashiv I'd marry her. It was only party banter! Except Pari needs a green card, and she's willing to give me a breather from drowning in debt. My off-the-cuff idea might not be so terrible. We get along as friends. She's really romantically cautious, which I find heartbreaking. She deserves someone to laugh with. She's kind. And calm. And gorgeous. A couple of years with her actually sounds pretty good. If some of Pari's kindness and calm rubs off on me, that'd be a bonus, because I'm a mess-anorexia is not a pretty word-and my little ways of keeping control of myself, of the world, aren't working anymore. And if I slip up, Pari will see my cracks. Then I'll crack. Which means I gotta get out, quick, before I fall in love with my wife. "

Far from Home

Latino Baseball Players in America
Author: Tim Wendel,José Luis Villegas
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426202162
Category: Photography
Page: 159
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A look at the integral relationship between baseball and the Latin American world describes how thousands of Latinos have attempted to make their childhood dreams of success as big-league baseball players into reality.

'Far, Far from Home'

The Wartime Letters of Dick and Tally Simpson, Third South Carolina Volunteers
Author: Richard Wright Simpson,Taliaferro N. Simpson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195086635
Category: History
Page: 316
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These compelling letters of two young enlisted men coming of age in the midst of war read like a good historical novel, complete with plot, character development, suspense, tragedy, and even more than a little romance, offering both a vivid picture of war at the battlefront and the texture ofthe home life of a Southern family during the Civil War.

Houses Far from Home

British Colonial Space in the New Hebrides
Author: Margaret Rodman
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824823948
Category: Social Science
Page: 247
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The houses far from home in this work are located in Vanuatu, a chain of islands between Fiji and Australia, which were jointly administered by the British and French from 1906 to 1980. This work tells the stories of these houses.

Far from Home

A Memoir
Author: ANTOINETTE. KENNEDY
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780999808900
Category:
Page: 236
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Gifted story-teller Antoinette Kennedy draws us into the hidden heart of the convent. With remarkable honesty, humor, and a respect for paradox, Far from Home charts her journey, from a youthful decision to leave family for enclosure through the discoveries that propelled her return to secular life.

Far From Home: The sisters of Street Child (Street Child)


Author: Berlie Doherty
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007578695
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
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The sisters of STREET CHILD tell their story... A companion novel to bestselling story of Victorian orphan Jim Jarvis based on the founding of Dr Barnardo’s homes for children.

Far From Home

Beach View Boarding House 2
Author: Ellie Dean
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446492036
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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It is 1940 and Staff Nurse Polly Brown has been granted a posting at Cliffehaven Memorial Hospital on the south coast to be near her badly injured husband, Adam. But her decision has meant that she has had to part with their beloved five-year-old daughter, Alice, who is travelling to safety in Canada. Polly's heart is torn in two as she says goodbye to Alice and heads to the Beach View boarding house in Cliffehaven, where she throws herself into her work. But as she confronts the fact that Adam may not survive his injuries, a telegram arrives at Beach View. The boat Alice was on has been torpedoed by a German U-boat...

Far Away Home

An American Historical Novel
Author: Susan Denning
Publisher: Tstd, LLC/ DBA No Limit Press
ISBN: 9780692000397
Category: Historical fiction, American
Page: 315
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"It's 1867 in New York City and Aislynn Denehy's close friend, Tim Nolan is forced west to find work in a Utah mining camp. Aislynn follows, enduring the treacherous trail only to find life in the raucous Treasure Mountain camp brings small joys and big challenges."--Page 4 of cover.

Far from Home

A Memoir of a Twentieth-century Soldier
Author: Jeffery Williams
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
ISBN: 1552381196
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 374
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Far From Home recounts the life of a soldier who grew up in 1920s Calgary and became an officer in the Canadian army who travelled the world. Williams offers a vivid retelling of growing up in Calgary during the depression. Williams transition from "the most untrained officer in the army" to an army officer at home in the Pentagon, along with the culture shock of moving from a relatively simple upbringing to the sophisticated life of an international officer, is told with great humour and rare insight into the human side of the military life.

Too Far From Home

A Story of Life and Death in Space
Author: Chris Jones
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385521901
Category: Science
Page: 304
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An incredible, true-life adventure set on the most dangerous frontier of all—outer spaceIn the nearly forty years since Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, space travel has come to be seen as a routine enterprise—at least until the shuttle Columbia disintegrated like the Challenger before it, reminding us, once again, that the dangers are all too real. Too Far from Home vividly captures the hazardous realities of space travel. Every time an astronaut makes the trip into space, he faces the possibility of death from the slightest mechanical error or instance of bad luck: a cracked O-ring, an errant piece of space junk, an oxygen leak . . . There are a myriad of frighteningly probable events that would result in an astronaut’s death. In fact, twenty-one people who have attempted the journey have been killed. Yet for a special breed of individual, the call of space is worth the risk. Men such as U.S. astronauts Donald Pettit and Kenneth Bowersox, and Russian flight engineer Nikolai Budarin, who in November 2002 left on what was to be a routine fourteen-week mission maintaining the International Space Station. But then, on February 23, 2003, the Columbia exploded beneath them. Despite the numerous news reports examining the tragedy, the public remained largely unaware that three men remained orbiting the earth. With the launch program suspended indefinitely, these astronauts had suddenly lost their ride home. Too Far from Home chronicles the efforts of the beleaguered Mission Controls in Houston and Moscow as they work frantically against the clock to bring their men safely back to Earth, ultimately settling on a plan that felt, at best, like a long shot. Latched to the side of the space station was a Russian-built Soyuz TMA-1 capsule, whose technology dated from the late 1960s (in 1971 a malfunction in the Soyuz 11 capsule left three Russian astronauts dead.) Despite the inherent danger, the Soyuz became the only hope to return Bowersox, Budarin, and Pettit home. Chris Jones writes beautifully of the majesty and mystique of space travel, while reminding us all how perilous it is to soar beyond the sky.

Far from Home

Families of the Westward Journey
Author: Lillian Schlissel,Byrd Gibbens,Elizabeth Hampsten
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803292956
Category: History
Page: 264
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Lillian Schlissel is a professor emerita of English and American Studies at Brooklyn CollegeCUNY. She is the author of numerous books, including The Western Women's Reader (with Catherine Lavender) and Black Frontiers: A History of African American Heroes in the Old West. Byrd Gibbens is a professor of English at the University of New Mexico, Valencia campus, and the author of This Is a Strange Country: Letters of a Western Family 1880-1906.Elizabeth Hampsten is a professor of English at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and the author of Settlers' Children: Growing Up on the Great Plains.

So Far from Home

Lost and Found in Our Brave New World
Author: Margaret J. Wheatley
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609945360
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 183
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"We live in a time of increasing extremism and polarization, where the distinction between fact and opinion has been lost. Instant electronic interaction has replaced thoughtful human interaction. Organizations are bloated by bureaucracy and meaningless measures. Those working for positive change are exhausted, ill and heart-sick as their good work is ignored, underfunded or attacked. We need to acknowledge that we're lost in a world far different than we hoped for. We need new maps to navigate our brave new world. In Leadership and the New Science, Wheatley provided encouraging maps for how to design organizations based on living systems' capacity for creativity, change and adaptation. But in the 20 years since its publication she's seen that in spite of our best efforts the world that's emerged is on a destructive trajectory that won't be reversed by our working harder, finding new methods, or forming better networks.But Wheatley has not written a book to increase our despair. Quite the contrary. In the same vein as her bestselling book, Perseverance, her intention is to inspire us to move forward with greater resolve and energy, using maps that won't mislead us. One kind of map shows us where we are now--she offers a penetrating critique of popular culture. But a second kind of map invites us to choose a new role for ourselves as warriors for the human spirit. This map helps us develop the skills we need most--insight, bravery, decency, compassion-- to discover our right work and create meaningful lives in this dark time.Profoundly reflective yet down-to earth--rooted in the day-to-day experiences we all share--So Far From Home is both affirming and provoking, calling us to reexamine our expectations and redefine our role for the work ahead. "--

This Fine Place So Far from Home

Voices of Academics from the Working Class
Author: C.L. Dews
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781439904480
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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Affecting stories of faculty and graduate students from working-class on their struggles in academia.

A Christmas Far from Home

An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival during the Korean War
Author: Stanley Weintraub
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306822334
Category: History
Page: 304
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An anecdote-rich narrative of the 1950 holiday season during the Korean War, when, just after Thanksgiving, tens of thousands of US troops were surrounded in the Chosin reservoir area by hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops and began a terrible and difficult retreat, which finally ended on Christmas Day.

Far from Home

Aboriginal Prisoners of Rottnest Island, 1838-1931
Author: Neville Green,Susan Moon
Publisher: UWA Publishing
ISBN: 9781875560929
Category: History
Page: 368
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This is the tenth volume of the Dictionary of Western Australians, and covers the Aboriginal prison colony that was situated on Rotnest Island between 1838 and 1931.

Far from Home


Author: Deborah Moffatt
Publisher: Lapwing Publications
ISBN: 1898472807
Category: Poetry
Page: 47
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Far from Home

The Diary of Lt. William H. Peel 1863-1865
Author: Ellen Wilds
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438993498
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 412
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Lieutenant William H. Peel was 23 years old when Mississippi seceded from the Union, prompting him to join the 11th Mississippi Infantry, along with his younger brother Eli. Captured at the culmination of the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, Peel spent the remainder of his service at the officers' prison on Johnson's Island in Sandusky Bay. By turns elegiac, tragic and often comic Peel's record of those months, along with his detailed account of the famous battle that led to his incarceration, is one of the gems of personal literature created during that most terrible of conflicts. The diary, now in the care of the Mississippi Archives, was transcribed by a Peel descendent who brings to this work an understanding of both the history and the family that shaped him, giving the modern reader a view inside Peel's world.

Far From Home

Beach View Boarding House 2
Author: Ellie Dean
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446492036
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
View: 5305

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It is 1940 and Staff Nurse Polly Brown has been granted a posting at Cliffehaven Memorial Hospital on the south coast to be near her badly injured husband, Adam. But her decision has meant that she has had to part with their beloved five-year-old daughter, Alice, who is travelling to safety in Canada. Polly's heart is torn in two as she says goodbye to Alice and heads to the Beach View boarding house in Cliffehaven, where she throws herself into her work. But as she confronts the fact that Adam may not survive his injuries, a telegram arrives at Beach View. The boat Alice was on has been torpedoed by a German U-boat...