The Yearning


Author: Mohale Mashigo
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
ISBN: 9781770105522
Category: South African fiction (English)
Page: 202
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How long does it take for scars to heal? How long does it take for a scarred memory to fester and rise to the surface? For Marubini, the question is whether scars ever heal when you forget they are there to begin with. Marubini is a young woman who has an enviable life in Cape Town, working at a wine farm and spending idyllic days with her friends ... until her past starts spilling into her present. Something dark has been lurking in the shadows of Marubini's life from as far back as she can remember. It's only a matter of time before it reaches out and grabs at her. The Yearning is a memorable exploration of the ripple effects of the past, of personal strength and courage, and of the shadowy intersections of traditional and modern worlds.

Yearnings

Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life
Author: Linda Loewenthal,Irwin Kula
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401385893
Category: Religion
Page: 336
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"Irwin Kula shows us how to to live our humanness -- the pleasures and the challenges, the messiness and the triumphs -- with a profound acceptance of our desires and foibles and a joy that can only come from understanding." --Deepak Chopra "Yearning. After twenty-three years as a rabbi, I can think of no more defining human experience." Life can be messy and imperfect. We're all looking for answers. And yet, as renowned rabbi Irwin Kula points out, the yearning for answers is no different now than it was in the times that gave rise to Moses, Buddha, and Jesus. Far from being a burden, however, these yearnings can themselves become a path to blessing, prompting questions and insights, resulting in new ways of being and believing. In this, his first book, Rabbi Kula takes us on an excursion into the depths of our desires, applying ancient Jewish tradition to seven of our most wonderful yearnings. Merging ancient wisdom with contemporary insights, Rabbi Kula shows how traditional practices can inform and enrich our own search for meaning. More importantly, he invites us to embrace the messiness and complexities of the human experience in order to fully embrace the endless and glorious project of life.

Yearning

Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics
Author: bell hooks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317588169
Category: Social Science
Page: 250
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For bell hooks, the best cultural criticism sees no need to separate politics from the pleasure of reading. Yearning collects together some of hooks's classic and early pieces of cultural criticism from the '80s. Addressing topics like pedagogy, postmodernism, and politics, hooks examines a variety of cultural artifacts, from Spike Lee's film Do the Right Thing and Wim Wenders's film Wings of Desire to the writings of Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison. The result is a poignant collection of essays which, like all of hooks's work, is above all else concerned with transforming oppressive structures of domination.

Yearning

Living Between How It Is & How It Ought to Be
Author: M. Craig Barnes
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830877812
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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Does God want us fulfilled? Popular psychology says we should be fulfilled. Advertisements tease us with dozens of ways we can be fulfilled. Many preachers and book promise Christian fulfillment. But in this surprising (and surprisingly liberating) book, Craig Barnes suggests we weren't created to be whole or complete. With a fresh reading of the early chapters of Genesis, he says that much of our pain and disillusionment arises from wrong expectations of the gospel and of life. Echoing comedian Bob Newhart, Barnes "would like to make a motion that we face reality." He candidly draws from his own experience asa son, a student, a husband, a father and a pastor to help us see what we all know but are so reluctant to say aloud--that biblical living will not save us from crises or unfulfillment. Barnes writes for anyone who knows that faith must be tough enough to "hold up in the emergency rooms of life." But he doesn't merely help us face reality. He helps us see how our needs and limitations are gifts, the best opportunities we have to receive God's grace. Because of that, Yearning may be the most honest and the most helpful book you'll read this year.

Yearning for the New Age

Laura Holloway-Langford and Late Victorian Spirituality
Author: Sarah Diane Sasson
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253001870
Category: Religion
Page: 368
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This biography of an unconventional woman in late 19th-century America is a study of a search for individual autonomy and spiritual growth. Laura Holloway-Langford, a "rebel girl" from Tennessee, moved to New York City, where she supported her family as a journalist. She soon became famous as the author of Ladies of the White House, which secured her financial independence. Promoted to associate editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, she gave readings and lectures and became involved in progressive women’s causes, the temperance movement, and theosophy—even traveling to Europe to meet Madame Blavatsky, the movement’s leader, and writing for the theosophist newspaper The Word. In the early 1870s, she began a correspondence with Eldress Anna White of the Mount Lebanon, New York, Shaker community, with whom she shared belief in pacifism, feminism, vegetarianism, and cremation. Attracted by the simplicity of Shaker life, she eventually bought a farm from the Canaan Shakers, where she lived and continued to write until her death in 1930. In tracing the life of this spiritual seeker, Diane Sasson underscores the significant role played by cultural mediators like Holloway-Langford in bringing new religious ideas to the American public and contributing to a growing interest in eastern religions and alternative approaches to health and spirituality that would alter the cultural landscape of the nation.

Yearning


Author: Kate Belle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1922052639
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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It’s 1978 in an Australian country town and a dreamy teenaged girl’s world is turned upside down by the arrival of the substitute English teacher. Solomon Andrews is beautiful, inspiring and she wants him like nothing else she’s wanted in her short life. Charismatic and unconventional, Solomon easily wins the hearts and minds of his third form English class. He notices the attention of one girl, his new neighbour, who has taken to watching him from her upstairs window. He assumes it is a harmless teenage crush, until the erotic love notes begin to arrive. Solomon knows he must resist, but her sensual words stir him. He has longings of his own, although they have nothing to do with love, or so he believes. One afternoon, as he stands reading her latest offering in his driveway, she turns up unannounced. And what happens next will torment them forever - in ways neither can imagine.

An Archaeology of Yearning


Author: Bruce Mills
Publisher: Etruscan Press
ISBN: 0988692228
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 146
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Digging into vivid moments within the metaphor of archaeology, Bruce Mill's remarkable memoir maps the artifacts of life as a father of a boy with autism, and as a boy himself growing up in rural Iowa. An Archaeology of Yearning is not ultimately about autism; instead it reaches into the world of human connection and illuminates how storytelling and an understanding of language keep that connection alive. On some nights, I awake as if in a cave and think of the future. Mary and I will exist as memories: a quick glimpse of arms reaching toward another's shoulders or face, an image of a hand upon a book, the scent of our bodies after the sweat of sleep, the tone of our young and old voices calling our daughter or son from distant rooms or down a stair. Eventually I arrive on the image of my son, in some new home. No matter how much I have written or catalogued or kept in images, I know that the site of his life and mine will inevitably remain fragments and that only a visitor can bring us to life. Bruce Mills has published scholarly books and articles on nineteenth-century American writings and co-edited a collection of essays by siblings of those on the autism spectrum. His creative nonfiction has appeared in The Georgia Review and New England Review. He teaches in the English Department at Kalamazoo College.

Yearning for More

What Our Longings Tell Us About God and Ourselves
Author: Barry Morrow
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830859918
Category: Religion
Page: 166
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In this mannered tour through literature, sports, film and daily life, Barry Morrow leads us to contemplate the nature and purpose of human longing. Using Ecclesiastes as a map for the journey, Morrow gives us a vision of our disenchantment "under the sun" and suggests that human culture—our work, art and play—gives evidence of another reality for which God created us.

Yearning to Breathe Free

Robert Smalls of South Carolina and His Families
Author: Andrew Billingsley
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570036866
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 253
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A sociological approach to appreciating the heroism and legacy of the Gullah statesman

Yearning for Form and Other Essays on Hermann Cohen's Thought


Author: Andrea Poma
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 140203878X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 390
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Hermann Cohen’s philosophy has now, finally, received the recognition it deserves. His thought undoubtedly has all the characteristics of a classic. It faced the great problems of philosophical tradition, with full critical awareness and at the same time, with the capacity to open up new, original routes. It represents one of the last expressions of great systematic thought. The papers collected in this volume deal with different aspects of Cohen’s thought, ethical, political, aesthetic and religious aspectsin particular. However they all represent attempts to follow the ubiquitous presence of certain important themes in Cohen and their capacity for containing meanings that cannot be limited to a single philosophical sphere: themes that are keys to reading unity of inspiration in his thought, which is more deeply imbedded than the exterior architectural unity of his work. The search for the fundamental themes behind Cohen is an important task, if we wish to see this philosopher as a present-day vital point of reference.

Yearning

Authentic Transformation, Young Adults, and the Church
Author: Robert Hendrickson
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819228699
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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Young adults (18-30) are searching for a Church that demands their best. Whether it is in mission, worship, theology or daily life, they want a Church that is relevant to them because it offers them a vision of the Holy and its transforming power. Examining trends in the larger church and society with an emphasis on the impact of technology, choice, advertising, celebrity fascination, war and terror on the worldview of young adults, this book will draw on one congregation's long tradition of forming young adults for ministry. The story of the mission and ministry of St. Hilda's House, New Haven will include stories and narratives from young adult interns who are part of their young adult service program.

Yearning for the Wind

Celtic Reflections on Nature and the Soul
Author: Tom Cowan
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577318279
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 224
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Throughout the ages, shamans and mystics have recognized that all created things share some level of consciousness, and that the ordinary and non-ordinary realities interact. This book by a well-known Celtic-American shaman explores those interactions and interconnected pathways, looking at the interdependence of our material life with our inner life and that of nature. Each chapter is a small window into the mysteries of nature and soul as they infuse daily life. Cowan draws on the teachings of medieval mystics, fairy legends, Celtic songs, present-day poets and seekers, and Native American stories. From these strands, he weaves a Celtic knot of Spirit, beautiful and strong.

Yearning for Yesterday

A Sociology of Nostalgia
Author: Fred Davis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 146
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Studies the sociology of nostalgia, detailing the conditions and circumstances that evoke it, the function it serves, and the consequences for society and investigating the writings of Schutz, Mead, Blumer, and Simmel

Yearning to Breathe Free

Seeking Asylum in Australia
Author: Dean Lusher,Nick Haslam
Publisher: Federation Press
ISBN: 9781862876569
Category: Law
Page: 281
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"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free ..." How has Australia risen to Emma Lazarus' great challenge? This overview of the historical, social and political contexts that have shaped Australia's recent treatment of asylum seekers offers a clear-eyed view of the many dimensions of the asylum seeker predicament, including its psychological and humanitarian consequences, and lays out an agenda for change in policy. Sir Gustav Nossal, the Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser, Senator Lyn Allison, Phillip Adams, Professor Stuart MacIntyre, and Lindsay Tanner MP introduce the six sections. Julian Burnside QC, Dr Carmen Lawrence, Peter Mares, Pamela Curr, Michael Clyne, Linda Briskman, Derrick Silove, Michael Gordon, Arnold Zable and David Manne are among the contributors to the 20 chapters. Yearning to Breathe Free is a passionate but informed work that is multi-faceted, thought-provoking, and ultimately hopeful. All royalties for this book go to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Yearning to Know God's Will

A Workbook for Discerning God's Guidance for Your Life
Author: Danny E. Morris
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310754917
Category: Religion
Page: 156
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A desire to know the will of God is, as it should be, the top priority of any serious Christian. But how are you to find out what God's will is? Who hasn't agonized, questioned, and then doubted and questioned again? But here is Danny Morris to the rescue with an eight-week workbook on knowing God's will. Each weeks' exercise begins with an account of a personal experience of the author from which he brings forth biblical, theological, and historical principles to help you in your search. As you respond, God's will is certain to become clearer. During the first five weeks, you will learn about the nature of spiritual discernment, discernment for the individual, spiritual intuition, ways in which God communicates with believers, and discernment as a spiritual gift. In the second part, the author shifts his focus to corporate discernment; that is, discernment within and for the church, the body of Christ. At issue here is consensus: how consensus is possible, why it is difficult, and how it works in church boards and committees. Danny Morris insists that consensus is not only biblical but practical, despite skepticism on the part of those whose experience would lead them to believe that disagreement is a way of life in church. Some maintain that consensus would never work in their congregation. But the author points the way to diminish and eventually eliminate such conflict. The third part of the workbook details a workable plan for church retreat, a time away from phones and schedules, where your group will learn how to make decisions by consensus, by group discernment of the will of God for the congregation. What better way to help move forward the work of God?

Yearning


Author: Marcel Arieli
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490778160
Category: Fiction
Page: 190
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The six stories in this collection have one thing in common: deep in their souls, the main characters have a painful yearning for love, an everlasting hope of finding their soul mates to help them bear lifes hardships, and to give them a sense of purpose.

Yearning


Author: Carlotta Arradondo
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1481754688
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 268
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Yearning is a novel that takes you into the lives of four individuals-Rachel, Samantha, Crystal and Robert-who desperately yearn for a change in their lives. Rachel Moore, an art gallery owner, has run a successful business for the past two years. Although she’s happy with her current success, she’s struggling to understand why she’s failed to achieve the same results in her personal relationships. Samantha Richardson is a college student and single mother of two. She relocated to Minnesota from Texas three years earlier, eager to make her own way, and fi nds herself torn between family and her new found independence. Crystal Jones, Samantha’s cousin, is one of the best social workers in town; all her clients will vouch for that, but she has yet to convince Derrick that she’s the best woman for him. Robert Moore, Rachel’s big brother, is a successful attorney and senior partner at Nichols, Moore and Malone. Since his wife of sixteen years divorced him, he has been searching high and low for a replacement.

Yearning for balance, July 1995

Views of Americans on consumption, materialism, and the environment
Author: Harwood Group,Merck Family Fund
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 26
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Yearning

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Author: Titin Lewis
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781463456450
Category: Poetry
Page: 72
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Deepest feelings were the great inspirations to write these poems, "Yearning" is about yearning for someone while being with someone else, confused feelings, and feelings of “Yearning” for freedom. All the poems tell of Love, sacrifice, anger, passion, the approach of the end, and loneliness.