HOW IT FEELS TO BE ME A CELEBRATION OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

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How It Feels To Be Me A Celebration Of The Human Experience

Author : Gerry Baird
ISBN : 9781365108785
Genre : Self-Help
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“How It Feels to Be Me” is a celebration of life and the human experience, with all its ups and downs. Accompanied by beautiful pictorial reminders of our common humanity, the twenty-five poems in this book are filled with echoes of kindness, love and joy. They offer a sense of stillness and balance, connectedness and meaning. As we make an effort to truly see the people around us – their struggles, their pain, their fears and dreams – we can cultivate within ourselves a desire to make a positive difference in the world, one life at a time. We can stop dividing people into classes – the haves and the have nots, the worthy and the unworthy, the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ordinary – and simply love them exactly as they are.
Category: Self-Help

Empowerment Series Foundations Of Social Policy Social Justice In Human Perspective

Author : Amanda S. Barusch
ISBN : 9781305943247
Genre : Education
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Reflecting the idea that social justice is a primary mission of the social work profession, this text provides a thorough grounding in policy analysis -- with extensive coverage of policy practice and a unique emphasis on the human dilemmas inherent in the pursuit of social justice. Author Amanda Barusch introduces several philosophical perspectives on what constitutes social justice, and identifies values and assumptions reflected in contemporary policy debates. She makes policy personal, introducing people whose lives are influenced by U.S. policies, as well as those who have shaped these policies. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL POLICY, 6th Edition, integrates the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Updated throughout, it also features a new chapter on crime and criminal justice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Education

Help Wanted Human Experience Necessary

Author : Stephen Wytrysowski
ISBN : 9781603139205
Genre : Fiction
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THE ALIENS ARE HERE! Now How Do We Get Rid of Them! You've seen them on TV! You've read about them in the Global Inquisitor! Now, read the tell-all autobiography by Stephen Wytrysowski, of the US Interpreter Team and the subject of much of the controversy surrounding U.S./Alien relations. Why are they here? Are they're intentions as benign as they would have us believe? Can we make money of them? What atrocious humiliations are our citizens being subjected to at their super secret base? And what is their obsession with anal probing anyway? Steve reveals the answers in this book that our government does not want you to read! Get The Book That Is Banned on the Chricktou Home World! Act Now!
Category: Fiction

Jewish Perspectives On Theology And The Human Experience Of Disability

Author : Judith Z. Abrams
ISBN : 9780789034441
Genre : Medical
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A re-examination of Jewish scripture and teachings about disabilities Few people are untouched by the issue of disability, whether personally or through a friend or relative. Jewish Perspectives on Theology and the Human Experience of Disability shares moving insights from around the world and across the broad spectrum of Judaism on how and why the Jewish community is incomplete without the presence and participation of the disabled. Authors representing each of the three main movements of Judaism—Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform—examine theology, scripture, ethics, practical theology, religious education, and personal experience to understand and apply the lessons and wisdom of the past to issues of the present. Authors from Israel, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia reflect on their theological understandings of specific disabilities and on disability as a whole. Jewish Perspectives on Theology and the Human Experience of Disability re-examines tradition, teachings, and beliefs to shatter stereotypes of Judaism and common interpretations of scripture. This unique book addresses several disabilities (blindness, deafness, intellectual disabilities, autism, learning disabilities), and a wide range of topics, including human rights and disabilities, Jewish laws concerning niddah, misconceptions about disabilities in the Hebrew Bible, Jewish community programs to include people with disabilities, and the need to educate American Jews about Jewish genetic diseases. Jewish Perspectives on Theology and the Human Experience of Disability examines: three methods that allow Jews who are blind to participate in the Torah service the spiritual needs of people with learning disabilities the attitude of Jewish Law toward marriage and parenthood on people with intellectual disabilities how the rabbis of the Mishnah incorporated Greco-Roman beliefs about the connections between hearing, speech, and intelligence into Jewish law a sampling of opinions issued on matters concerning disabilities by the Responsa Committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis how the Jewish sages have made participation by people with disabilities possible and much more Jewish Perspectives on Theology and the Human Experience of Disability also includes reviews of Judaism and Disability: Portrayals in Ancient Texts from the Tanach through the Bavil and Disability in Jewish Law, as well as comprehensive resource collections. This book is an essential read for clergy and lay leaders involved in the support of people with disabilities, for the families of people with disabilities, and for anyone working with the disabled.
Category: Medical

The Polygamist S Daughter

Author : Anna LeBaron
ISBN : 9781496417589
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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My father had thirteen wives and more than fifty children . . . This is the haunting memoir of Anna LeBaron, daughter of the notorious polygamist and murderer Ervil LeBaron. Ervil’s criminal activity kept Anna and her siblings constantly on the run from the FBI. Often starving, the children lived in a perpetual state of fear—and despite their numbers, Anna always felt alone. Would she ever find a place she truly belonged? Would she ever be anything other than the polygamist’s daughter? Filled with murder, fear, and betrayal, The Polygamist’s Daughter is the harrowing, heart-wrenching story of a fatherless girl and her unwavering search for love, faith, and a place to call home.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Tearful Celebration

Author : Dr. James Means
ISBN : 9780307562449
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Trust the God Who Allows This? The last thing you want to do when crushed with indescribable pain and suffering is turn to the very God who allows it all to happen. What right does He have, especially now, to ask for your loyalty, your obedience, your love? When cancer took his wife and left him despairing alone, James Means unwillingly had to ask God the same questions facing you. A Tearful Celebration is the candid, pull-no-punches account of his struggle to understand God’s ways and to stand firm in the face of incalculable loss. This new edition of a 1986 Gold Medallion finalist will lead you to the place you most truly long to be: right with God and secure in Him again. "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." —Psalm 34:18 To all who long for the steadfast, quiet confidence of godly men and women who rise triumphant out of the cruel calamities of life… The experience of life is very good—and very bad. Beauty is side-by-side with ugliness. I cannot now soar with wings like the eagle. It is a treacherous road, painful to my feet, but He makes my heart burn within me. We must rejoice not merely because it is commanded, but because faith necessitates it and grace promotes it. The God of adversities provokes tearful celebration. …take heart and find hope. These pages will guide you in your search for faith and meaning. You will not be disappointed. “James Means’s honesty and his sensitivity to God is a combination that makes this book a source of comfort and strength to those caught in the grip of grief. The ability with which he shares his sorrow with us is extraordinary.” —The Pentecostal Minister “A great deal of refreshing honesty for a grieving heart.” —Lyla Mattozza, New Beginnings Bereavement Support “This testimony of God’s grace is most impressive.” —The Baptist Standard “A Tearful Celebration is an honest and thought-provoking account of what the author’s difficult journey has taught him about himself, his grieving, and God’s sufficiency.” —Caregiver Quarterly Story Behind the Book Ugliness comes in a great variety of forms, but few are more confusing and horrific than the drawn-out death by cancer of a precious loved one. Such was the experience that caused James Means to come face-to-face with the harsh reality that God failed to respond as he had asked and expected Him to. Means grapples with the mysteries of God and finds meaning in catastrophe. This book contains no glib platitudes and no shallow apologetic for the bitter realism of suffering. There is, however, the powerful testimony to God’s sovereignty, grace, and ultimate goodness. There is also a revelation of the biblical brand of faith that stands rock-solid in the most distressing of human experience.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Moth Presents All These Wonders

Author : Catherine Burns
ISBN : 9781101904411
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Wonderful." —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times Celebrating the 20th anniversary of storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stages Carefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling, All These Wonders features voices both familiar and new. Alongside Meg Wolitzer, John Turturro, Tig Notaro, and Hasan Minhaj, readers will encounter: an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, an Afghan refugee learning how much her father sacrificed to save their family, a hip-hop star coming to terms with being a “one-hit wonder,” a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill’s “secret army” during World War II, and more. High-school student and neuroscientist alike, the storytellers share their ventures into uncharted territory—and how their lives were changed indelibly by what they discovered there. With passion, and humor, they encourage us all to be more open, vulnerable, and alive.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Passionate Joy

Author : Dr. James Evans McReynolds
ISBN : 9780595828586
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Passionate Joy connects the psychological and spiritual understanding of our least discussed human emotion. This book reflects the dawn of a revolutionary approach to living. Norman Vincent Peale anointed Jim McReynolds as minister of joy to the world. The most important characteristic of a minister of joy is humility. This book teaches people the purpose of our lives is to create an atmosphere for joy and miracles to happen. Life is difficult. Building a wealth of joy enables us to know happiness. Readers will enter the joy of the Lord as they reflect upon their own joy. This book can be used as a text for study groups. Questions for reflections are included at the end of each chapter. This book was envisioned during studies at Vanderbilt University and the University of Oxford in England. The material has been shared during a lifetime of weekend retreats, conferences, and seminars for churches, schools, workplaces, and community groups.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Cold Tangerines

Author : Shauna Niequist
ISBN : 9780310329305
Genre : Religion
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Cold Tangerines---now available in softcover---is a collection of stories and ideas about the life of celebration that God gives you. This book offers a vision of life as a collection of bright and varied glimpses of hope and redemption and celebration, in and among the heartbreak and boredom and broken glass.
Category: Religion