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At Heaven S Edge

Author : Andrea Jo Rodgers
ISBN : 9780736964609
Genre : Religion
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Veteran EMT Andrea Rodgers has helped hundreds of people in their most vulnerable moments. Some of the victims faced their mortality head-on and cried out to God for help. Many experienced fleeting but life-changing connections with their first responders. Often these crises became unexpected sources of inspiration. Now Rodgers shares brief, real-life stories of heroic courage in the face of fear. In times of intense suffering, she has repeatedly witnessed signs of God's quiet intervention and healing presence. A man is resuscitated after Rodgers was able to repair a defibrillator--with her teeth! Several bystanders help rescue a young girl who is accidently buried alive in sand. Rodgers also experienced some lighthearted moments, including the time she arrived at the scene of a crime only to find herself in the middle of a mystery dinner theater. Experience the miracles, the life-and-death drama as you look at life from heaven's edge.
Category: Religion

Heaven S Edge

Author : Romesh Gunesekera
ISBN : 9780802199645
Genre : Fiction
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“Gunesekera evokes his birthplace, Sri Lanka, as he presents a love story made more brilliant and more sweet by the destruction all around.” —Entertainment Weekly Following the Booker nominated Reef and the acclaimed book The Sandglass, Romesh Gunesekera’s third novel, Heaven’s Edge, was hailed by the New York Times Book Review as “his most accomplished yet . . . Wistful, melancholy and mysterious . . . a complex novel that entwines the individual’s quest for wholeness with a country’s longing for lost—and better—times.” In search of a dream, Marc leaves London for the land of his patrimony and family secrets—an island once said to be near the edge of heaven but now despoiled by war. After his affair with a subversive “eco-warrior” is cut short when she disappears, Marc must search for her among the mystical land’s underground dens of iniquity and ghostly colonial mansions. In the midst of gun battles and foot races, can Marc achieve a happiness he would defend with his life? Heaven’s Edge is “an intriguing hybrid, one part post-colonial adventure story, two parts coming-of-age tale . . . It feels positively epic given how much riffing Gunesekera does on the island’s landscape, its groves of mango and jacaranda trees, the lushness of its lantana blossoms” (John Freeman, San Francisco Chronicle). “The central themes [of Heaven’s Edge]—war and peace, violence and nonviolence— are timeless and timely . . . [Gunesekera’s] feeling for the intense natural beauty of his native land is palpable in every phrase of his lyrical and inventive prose style, and runs like a silver thread through the dark territory he explores.” —Los Angeles Times
Category: Fiction

Heaven S Edge

Author : Kathleen Harrison
ISBN : 9781438946993
Genre : Fiction
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Jesse Hamilton loves deeply; she loves her husband Tommy, their simple life on the island and their successful dive resort. She wants nothing more than to ride out their lives in this tranquil existence. Seth Warren loves nothing, his heart damaged and scarred years ago. And he wants it all; women, wealth and a life free of commitments and complications. When their lives collide, mysteries of the past force the pair on a quest in search of ancient treasure, self-forgiveness and the opportunity for a second chance. Will she be able to protect herself from becoming another victim in his wake?
Category: Fiction

The Orphan Of Zhao And Other Yuan Plays

Author : Stephen H. West
ISBN : 9780231538107
Genre : Performing Arts
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This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays' fourteenth-century editions. Almost all previous translations of Yuan-dynasty zaju are based on late-Ming regularized editions that were heavily adapted for performance at the Ming imperial court and then extensively revised in the seventeenth century for the reading pleasure of Jiangnan literati. These early editions are based on leading actor scripts and contain arias, prose dialogue, and cue lines. They encompass a fascinating range of subject matter, from high political intrigue to commoner life and religious conversion. Crackling with raw emotion, violent imagery, and colorful language and wit, the zaju in this volume explore the consequences of loyalty and betrayal, ambition and enlightenment, and piety and drunkenness. The collection features seven of the twenty-six available untranslated zaju published in the fourteenth century, with a substantial introduction preceding each play and extensive annotations throughout. The editors also include translations of the Ming versions of four of the included plays and an essay that synthesizes recent Chinese and Japanese scholarship on the subject.
Category: Performing Arts

Daughters Of Emptiness

Author : Beata Grant
ISBN : 9780861718221
Genre : Poetry
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Women played major roles in the history of Buddhist China, but given the paucity of the remaining records, their voices have all but faded. In Daughters of Emptiness, Beata Grant renders a great service by recovering and translating the enchanting verse - by turns assertive, observant, devout - of forty-eight nuns from sixteen centuries of imperial China. This selection of poems, along with the brief biographical accounts that accompany them, affords readers a glimpse into the extraordinary diversity and sometimes startling richness of these women's lives. A sample poem for this stunning collection: The sequence of seasons naturally pushes forward, Suddenly I am startled by the ending of the year. Lifting my eyes I catch sight of the winter crows, Calling mournfully as if wanting to complain. The sunlight is cold rather than gentle, Spreading over the four corners like a cloud. A cold wind blows fitfully in from the north, Its sad whistling filling courtyards and houses. Head raised, I gaze in the direction of Spring, But Spring pays no attention to me at all. Time a galloping colt glimpsed through a crack, The tap [of Death] at the door has its predestined time. How should I not know, one who has left the world, And for whom floating clouds are already familiar? In the garden there grows a rosary-plum tree: Whose sworn friendship makes it possible to endure. - Chan Master Jingnuo
Category: Poetry

Three Dreams Of The World S Creation And Soledad

Author : Juanantonio
ISBN : 9781458203861
Genre : Fiction
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Evoking epic poems of a long-gone age, Three Dreams of the World's Creation and Soledad: Letters to My Daughter presents a three-part novella in free verse that provides an interpretation of the beginning of mankind. Author juanantoñio first addresses the creation of man and woman and their struggle for love and destiny against an ancient, selfish god. The second dream follows the story of guarionex, a taino chief who shapes the identity of his people and then makes first contact with Europeans. In the third dream, juanantoñio introduces Maria, an upper west side Latina who is guided by the spirit of guarionex in her struggle with three angels who try to seduce her with love, power, and then destiny. "Soledad: Letters to my daughter" narrates a series of communications from a father separated from his daughter by time and distance. Filled with vivid and powerful imagery, the verse of Dreams of the World's Creation and Soledad: Letters to My Daughter speak to the themes of love, identity, man and woman, destruction, creation, time, and destiny.
Category: Fiction

Touching The Edge Of Heaven

Author : Sarah O'Malley
ISBN : 9781490859231
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is my biography. I was a single, divorced parent, and after years of abuse which led to alcoholism, and going through a rape, I sunk into the deepest depths of society. On a misty November night, while riding on Highway 202 in a New England town, I was rear-ended by a Mack truck, flung thirty feet in the air, and landed on cement. With no life left in me, I had a near-death experience that changed my life forever. I believe, and it is my prayer, that anyone who has been through any kind of trauma, rape, abuse, or addiction of any kind will read this and find new hope in their lives. Through my relationship with Jesus Christ, I have a new lease on life that gives me security, wisdom, peace, joy, and the unconditional love of God my Father. Every day, my strength is renewed in Him, and no matter what storms may come my way, He has taught me how to overcome.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Myths And Symbols

Author : Stephen D. Peet
ISBN : 9783849620080
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Dr. Peet is well known as a writer on American antiquities. He has gathered together from a great variety of sources much interesting and impressive material in regard to the religions of the aboriginal inhabitants of our country. It will be a surprise to the average reader as he peruses these interesting pages to see how elaborate was the religious belief and worship of the untutored races that preceded the era of civilization in America. There is much material in the book upon which to base theories as to the origin of the aboriginal inhabitants of the continent. There is poetic and romantic suggestion in abundance. The student of ethnology or of natural history or of theology and even the merely curious reader will find the book one of great interest. We can but admire the learning of the author, and his diligence in research. Contents: Introduction. Chapter I. Races And Religions In America. Chapter II. Totemism And Mythology. Chapter III. The Serpent Symbol In America. Chapter IV. The Serpent Symbol In America. (Continued. ) Chapter V. Animal Worship And Sun Worship Compared. Chapter VI. American Astrology Or Sky Worship. Chapter VII. The Pyramid In America. Chapter VIII. The Cross In America. Chapter IX. Phallic Worship And Fire Worship In America. Chapter X. The Water Cult And The Deluge Myth. Chapter XI. Transformation Myths. Chapter XII. The Worship Of The Rain God. Chapter XIII. Ethnographic Religions And Ancestor Worship. Chapter XIII — Continued. Anthropomorphic And Mountain Divinities. Chapter XIV. Commemorative Columns And Ancestor Worship. Chapter XV. Personal Divinities And Culture Heroes. Chapter XVI. Culture Heroes And Deified Kings. Chapter XVII. Personal Divinities And Nature Powers In America.

Art And Identity At The Water S Edge

Author : Tricia Cusack
ISBN : 140942121X
Genre : Art
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This collection shows how the marginal territory of the water's edge has been represented in art in different places at various times and how such art contributed to the formation of cultural and national identities. Essays explore visual cultures of the Jordan and Vltava Rivers; the South African seaside resort of Durban; post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans; and the French Riviera, among other margins of river and sea.
Category: Art

Dancing At The Edge Of The World

Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
ISBN : 0802135293
Genre : Literary Collections
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The celebrated author offers her thoughts on a broad range of subjects, including literary criticism, the state of science fiction writing today, and government and governmental policies
Category: Literary Collections