Lessons of Redemption

Author: Kevin Shird
Publisher: Maverick House
ISBN: 1908518294
Category: True Crime
Page: 300
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Lessons of Redemption is the acclaimed autobiography of Kevin Shird, a former drug dealer from Baltimore City in the United States who now is a leading advocate against violence, drug dealing and social inequality. Lessons of Redemption is no ordinary book. It is an extraordinarily account of how one young man turned his life around after years of involvement in serious crime and drug dealing. Shird’s book tells of shootings, murder, drug dealing and his life behind bars in a federal prison. Shocking, fascinating and frightening, Shird’s book is a raw, uncensored glimpse into a way of life that has destroyed many urban communities in America.

Inside of Me

Lessons of Lust, Love and Redemption
Author: Shellie R. Warren
Publisher: Relevant Media Group
ISBN: 9780974694221
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 156
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After multiple abortions and deep depression, Shellie Warren found healing and recovery in God. She draws young women who are dealing with sexual misuse to a place where they can be real and find wholeness and healing.

For Blessing or for Destruction

God Lessons of Redemption and Hope from the Pit of an Abusive Marriage
Author: Abigail Skyz
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1512745901
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 232
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Abby never dreamed she would not be the one to finish raising her children. After all she was the one who had the encounter with Jesus Christ that changed her life forever. How did this happen, where did she go wrong? The reader will explore the aftermath from Abbys personal experiences as she walked through the floods that ravaged her home and how she survived to tell about it. Had this book been available in 1977, Abby would have bought it. It would have been a source to help open her eyes on the importance of identifying and healing her own past childhood hurts in order to become healthy emotionally and empowered to stay away from unhealthy abusive men. Abby would have learned how to proactively help her children, guiding them on the road to healthy, happy productive lives from the start. It is a delicate and awkward subject discussing an abusive marriage that entails child sexual abuse and the horrific after effects of such abuse. Could it be that God called Abby into His kingdom for such a time as this? Former co-host of the 700 Club Sheila Walsh, wrote a book titled Honestly, that book was a key factor in helping Abby to face and process her own past childhood trauma. All I can say is WOW this is as much a self-help book as it is a Memoir. Donna Vigil R.N.

Wagner, Schumann, and the Lessons of Beethoven's Ninth

Author: Christopher Alan Reynolds
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520285565
Category: Music
Page: 232
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"Reynolds shows that the stylistic advances made by Richard Wagner and Robert Schumann in 1845-46 stemmed from a deepened understanding of Beethoven's techniques and strategies in the Ninth Symphony, particularly the use of counterpoint involving contrary motion. The trail of influences that Reynolds explores extends back to the music of Bach and ahead to Tristan and Isolde, as well as to Brahms's First Symphony."--Provided by publisher.

Lessons About Life, Love, Hate and Human Experience

Author: Ifeanyi Egerue,Chebem Felix
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1425998755
Category: Self-Help
Page: 108
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"Channeled twenty years ago, over a period of nine months, Aruna is an initiation tale for our times. Mysteriously led by circumstances and people whom he has just met but who all seem to know him, Aruna walks on a path of unknown destination, he has no choice but to follow. Challenged by darkness, it is only his innocence and purity of spirit which protect him from the traps set on his journey, as his glorious destiny slowly unravels. An ordinary young man, taught by an enlightened Master, Aruna is arrested in a foreign city where he is asked to save a whole people who want to crown him King. As he goes through increasingly stranger experiences involving much soul-testing, he discovers more deeply his truth, and in the process, unknowingly fulfills his own mission. Aruna is also a love story. The meeting of two souls who were created as one at the beginning of time, and through much trials and inner efforts were to be reunited in a celebration of living life. Within this story is also another magical guide: The Book, which writes itself as it is being read..."

A User's Guide to Franz Rosenzweig's Star of Redemption

Author: Norbert M. Samuelson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317832450
Category: Social Science
Page: 386
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This user-friendly guide will help students of the 'Star' to be able to discuss at a basic level what, at least conceptually, Rosenzweig intended to say and how all that he says is interrelated.

The Art of Redemption

Author: Stuart Wilde
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781401920517
Category: Self-Help
Page: 192
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For decades, modern seekers have experimented and studied with many diverse teachers and religions, but Stuart Wilde says in that toward the end of a long spiritual journey we all seek the same thing: redemption. None of us is perfect, and yet through embracing that imperfection and reconciling it, we become a complete being—encompassing both the light and the dark. As Stuart says: "Many mystics, holy people, and even the Hopi Indians have predicted a new age of enlightenment, and they are not wrong in my view. It has arrived, and with it has come a whole host of fascinating phenomena never seen before. We are stepping into a magical new era . . . the age of forgiveness." It is when the ivory tower of the ego’s ideas falls that we can then embrace a new humility, allowing us to become ever more genuine, compassionate, and real. In this fascinating book, Stuart makes the point that the process of redemption and forgiveness comes from incorporating the Three Graces in one’s heart: tenderness, generosity, and respect.

Lessons of Salvation in 1 John

Author: David Wilson
Publisher: Inspiration Speaks
ISBN: 9780978600235
Page: 142
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Lessons of Salvation in 1 John is the apostle John¿s invitation to us to know and see and experience the ¿Word of life.¿ The power behind the epistle of 1 John, and therefore this book, is the power of the word itself. The extent to which we open ourselves up to heaven¿s influence and follow God¿s counsel in 1 John will be the extent to which we experience the promise: ¿And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full¿ (1 John 1:4 KJV).

Some Lessons from the Book of Exodus

Author: Frederick W. Grant
Publisher: Irving Risch
Category: Religion
Page: 101
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Egypt The Call of the Deliverer A Saviour's Signs The Breadth of Salvation Under Sheltering Blood The Accompaniments of the Passover The Memorial of the Passover The Passage of the Sea The Song and the Testing The Manna Spirit and Flesh The Giving of the Law, and its Typical Meaning

Regulatory Lessons From the Crisis of Costa Rica's Mutual Fund Industry

Author: Ana Carvajal
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451910010
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 26
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In 2004, the mutual fund industry of Costa Rica experienced a massive run by investors that reduced the industry to half its size in a month. This paper explores how weaknesses in the regulatory framework played a role in the crisis and draws lessons for developing countries. The analysis of events demonstrates the need for developing countries to design a multi-pillar framework for securities regulation as well as to strengthen financial literacy and capacity building. At the micro level it shows the importance of market conduct rules and the challenges that the implementation of mark-to-market poses for developing markets.

The Redemption of Honor

The Redemption Series:
Author: Jane Quail
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 149179870X
Category: Fiction
Page: 318
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Miss Dodge fl ees her uncles desperate efforts to match her with an entirely unacceptable candidate, someone who holds his hefty IOUs. She is under the false impression that she has a choice in the matter. After meeting him, she decides it is an impossible hazard she intends to avoid. Escaping, her sister and aunt join her in flight to the New World, America. Her sister Rebekah answers a mail-order-bride ad in the newspaper, and they are off to another adventure in Fort Worth, Texas. The antics of cowboy Ben and Miss Dodge leaveboth of them wondering about the others sanity. She is forced to escape again, this time from a large cat, which is entirely too close for comfort. An accurate last-minute shot by Mr. Franklin rescued her. Ben is glad his brother fi nds love with Rebekah Dodge, but her sister is frustrating, always requiring saving from danger. No one knows how Miss Dodge fi nds herself in such threatening troubles can Ben be attracted to this English gal who is feisty, confusing, and lovable all rolled into one beautiful package? How can he not?

Barack Obama and the Politics of Redemption

Author: Stanley A. Renshon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135193983
Category: Political Science
Page: 408
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Every new president raises many questions in the public mind. Because Barack Obama was a relative newcomer to the national political scene, he raised more questions than most. Would he prove to be a pragmatic centrist or would his politics of hope ultimately flounder on the rocky shoals of America’s deep political divisions? What of his leadership style? How would the uncommonly calm character he demonstrated on the campaign trail shape Obama’s political style as commander-in-chief? Based on extensive biographical, psychological, and political research and analysis, noted political psychologist Stanley Renshon follows Obama’s presidency through the first two years. He digs into the question of who is the real Obama and assesses the advantages and limitations that he brings to the presidency. These questions cannot be answered without recourse to psychological analysis. And they cannot be answered without psychological knowledge of presidential leadership and the presidency itself. Renshon explains that Obama’s ambition has been fueled by a desire for redemption—his own, that of his parents, and ultimately for the country he now leads, which has enormous consequences for his choices as president of a politically divided America.

Lessons of Romanticism

A Critical Companion
Author: Thomas Pfau,Robert F. Gleckner
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822320913
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 475
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Explores how the Romantic period gave birth to a seductive cognitive cultural program that retains far reaching implications for contemporary views on individuality and relationships between the individual and larger groups of identification. Established

Redemption Stories

Unwasted Pain
Author: Mary Ciofalo
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449051529
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 260
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The author has collected and shaped interviews into a book of true stories of the stunning journeys that ordinary people have made from pain to redemption. Unwasted Pain, the subtitle of the book, refers to the process of facing and distilling pain from such difficulties as abuse, hatred, crime, war and evil--and finding more peace and equilibrium (sometimes more than there was before). Besides the twenty-one stories that comprise the chapters of this book, Mary Ciofalo has also written four essays and an introduction that include more vignettes of redemption stories along with her observations about the nature and activation of redemption. She tells us what she has gleaned while compiling this book. She also includes the view of an Advaitan Swami and an Episcopalian minister, as well as those of a former warden of San Quentin Prison. This book is inspirational; and it has the potential to expand one's thinking to include the possibility of redemption to both the harmed and the harmer--in situations where one might not even conceive of mercy or forgiveness or the possibility of redemtption.

The Road to Redemption

Lessons from Exodus on Leadership and Community
Author: Burton L. Visotzky
Publisher: Crown
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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A rabbi explores the implications of the biblical book of Exodus for modern ethics

Leaving A Legacy of Love

Lessons from Ruth and Boaz: Their Love, Redemption, Leadership, and Legacy
Author: Leonard P. Cole
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1512716561
Category: Religion
Page: 108
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This book contains lessons on lasting legacies from the book of Ruth. It explores the important interactions and qualities of Ruth, Boaz, and Naomi in fulfilling God’s will. These are principles essential for a thriving marriage. The historical truths presented remain relevant in today’s marriages.