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From Gangland To Promised Land

Author : John Pridmore
ISBN : 0232524289
Genre : Christian life
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John Pridmore grew up in London's East End. He started stealing when he was 11. His work as a bouncer led him to join some of London's most vicious "firms, " and gave him entry into a dark world of drug dealing, armed robbery and intimidation And then one day, he almost killed a man. . . . This is an extraordinary adventure story of the human spirit, a journey from violence and despair to hope and freedom
Category: Christian life

Following Jesus

Author : Alison Morgan
ISBN : 9781906363406
Genre : Religion
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"There seems to be a growing consensus around ‘Discipleship’ as the greatest challenge facing Christians in the West - and, as usual, Alison Morgan has not only identified the key issue but also provided a lucid and practical insight into what it means. I love her writing. Somehow she manages to combine substantial scholarship with highly personal reflection and down to earth illustration, so this book – like her previous work – is easy to read as well as intellectually and spiritually stimulating. If you are looking for something to excite people about Christian discipleship, this is it." from the foreword by Bishop James Newcome.
Category: Religion

Overcoming The Judas Complex A Tap Into Grace

Author : Fr. Dominic Savio Obour
ISBN : 147970220X
Genre : Religion
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Fr. Dominic Savio Obour is a Catholic priest who hails from Ghana and was ordained into the diocese of Sunyani. For well over six years, he worked as the first substantive chaplain of the Notre Dame Girls High School, Fiapre Sunyani where he doubled as a full time teacher as well. Currently the young priest is studying for his M.A. in communications in Iona College, New Rochelle, while also ministering at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Katonah, New York. He has also authored Cry of the Hopeless:Inspiring Personal Poems for Daily Living (Westbow Press,May 2012) He has worked primarily with youth and has a deep interest in people of all backgrounds. It therefore comes as no wonder and surprise that this book emanates from his hand, since it seeks to address one of the critical issues facing youth today. In fact, this book is a product of his encounters and interactions with youth and the challenges he has shared with them.But, the importance of the topic and its applicability to all humankind makes this a book for all people of all ages and backgrounds. If indeed you accept the fact that you have ever made a blunder in your life before or know of one struggling with clouds from his past, then this book is a must-read. In this book, Fr. Dominic affirms the messsage he shares with all: No matter how dark and filthy your past, how great your blunders, you are not defined by that past. It is who you now are that counts, it is the "you today" that is of concern to God. It is that which defines and explains who and what you are. No matter what, you still have the grace and the moment to change and be loved."
Category: Religion


Author : Will Storr
ISBN : 9781468315905
Genre : Social Science
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We are living in an age of heightened individualism. Success is a personal responsibility. Our culture tells us that to succeed is to be slim, rich, happy, extroverted, popular—flawless. We have become self-obsessed. And our expectation of perfection comes at a cost. Millions are suffering under the torture of this impossible fantasy. The pressure to conform to this ideal has changed who we are.It was not always like this. To explain how we got here, award-winning journalist Will Storr leads us on a “terrific tour through the history of self-obsession†? (NPR, On Point) that explores the origins of this notion of the perfect self that torments so many of us: Where does this ideal come from? Why is it so powerful? Is there any way to break its spell?Full of thrilling and unexpected connections among history, psychology, economics, neuroscience, and more, Selfie is an unforgettable book that makes sense of who we have become. Ranging from Ancient Greece, through the Christian Middle Ages, to the self-esteem evangelists of 1980s California, the rise of the “selfie†? generation, and the era of hyper-individualism in which we live now, Selfie tells the epic tale of the person we all know so intimately—because it’s us.
Category: Social Science

Are We Losing The Young Church

Author : Gerard Gallagher
ISBN : IND:30000102058777
Genre : Religion
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This is an attempt, for the first time ever, to piece together the history of Youth Ministry in Ireland. It is a history of fragments, with no strategic plan. Things simply happened and sometimes surprised even those in leadership. It also failed. At times it was full of vibrancy and fun; today it has become a marginal ministry, left to the few. This history is written out of concern that the mistakes of the past will not be repeated in the future. It comes from the testimonies and memories of those who were involved at various stages and serves also as tribute to those who pioneered the ministry to youth in Ireland.
Category: Religion

Death In A Promised Land

Author : Robert Andrews
ISBN : 0671866494
Genre : Fiction
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CIA agent Bradford Sims discovers an explosive secret linking James Earl Ray, the man convicted of assassinating Martin Luther King, Jr., with both the KGB and the CIA. Reprint.
Category: Fiction

The Walk To The Paradise Garden

Author : Leon Arden
ISBN : 9780956892003
Genre : Fiction
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Russell, only son of Jacob and Beryl becomes painfully aware as he grows from childhood to adolescence of his mother's intellectual failings and his father's need to control everyone around him. He makes his escape into a relationship with a beautiful young English girl. They are all set for wedded bliss but Jacob suffers a stroke and is confined to a wheelchair. This is not the life he wants and he begs Russell to help him end it. His son is torn but refuses and Jacob tries to kill himself by a series of increasingly bizarre and desperate methods. Russell is forced to consider a move that might land him in prison.This gripping novel deals with the ramifications of euthanasia and how it impacts on a family nomatter what choices they make. Its theme is topical and though suffused throughout with comedy it is both disturbing and uplifting.
Category: Fiction

The Tablet

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Author : Michael Johnstone
ISBN : 9781782127024
Genre : True Crime
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The colorful characters of the Cosa Nostra, the ruthlessness of the Russian Mafia, and the drive by shootings of the LA street gangs have all hit the headlines in recent times, catching the public eye with lifestyles that appear at once exciting and menacing. Gangland investigates the world's most notorious gangs, and shines a light into the murky underworld that they inhabit, to give an unflinching insight into organized crime and its perpetrators. For anyone who has ever wanted to know what gangs are all about, Gangland is a must.
Category: True Crime

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015079755933
Genre : Bibliography, National
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Category: Bibliography, National

The Sounds Of People And Places

Author : George O. Carney
ISBN : UOM:39015056187993
Genre : Music
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The new edition of this popular anthology brings together the best recent essays by distinguished geographers on region, music, and their interrelatedness. While emphasizing the regional nature of American music, the book introduces geographical concepts such as location factors, spatial organization, distribution, and diffusion. The study follows the paths of four types of American folk and popular music: gospel, country, jazz, and rock from their origins to their geographic centers.
Category: Music

In The Shadow Of The Dope Fiend

Author : William Weir
ISBN : UOM:39015031708327
Genre : Social Science
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Argues that the myth of the "dope fiend" has led to the failure of various attempted wars on drugs, as well as government involvement with organized crime and other abuses of power
Category: Social Science

Mr Mob

Author : Michael Newton
ISBN : 9780786453627
Genre : Social Science
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Morris “Moe” Dalitz was America’s most secretive and most successful mobster. As a major architect of the United States’ national crime syndicate, Dalitz was active in various fields of organized crime from 1918 until his death, all while spinning a web of myth and mock-respectability around himself so dense that decades after his demise, most mistake the legend for reality. From Prohibition-era bootlegging to the Reagan years, no other individual was present at so many pivotal events in gangland history. It’s impossible to fully understand the modern Mob without knowing about Dalitz, his career, and the cunning publicity campaign that transformed his image from thug to that of a revered philanthropist. This exhaustive biography tells the story of Dalitz’s life and the syndicate that he and like-minded individuals built from scratch.
Category: Social Science

Women Enter The Wilderness

Author : Donald J. Greiner
ISBN : UOM:39015021484145
Genre : Fiction
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The canon of American literature - especially the American novel - has long been defined by white male writers. From Cooper, Melville and Twain to Crane, Hemingway, and Dickey, the reciprocal relationship between literature and culture has both reflected and determined the socially acceptable roles of males and females. Women scholars and writers have long pointed out that these roles are often different in novels written by female authors.
Category: Fiction

The Perfect Villain

Author : Gary S. Chafetz
ISBN : IND:30000123953618
Genre : Political Science
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Journalist Gary Chafetz presents an alternative view of the political corruption scandal surrounding lobbyist Jack Abramoff using new information and exclusive interviews with Abramoff.
Category: Political Science