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Making Room At The Table

Author : Brian K. Blount
ISBN : 0664222021
Genre : Religion
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The church is not exempt from cultural divisions, and battle lines are drawn today over issues related to culture and worship. This collection of articles by faculty members at Princeton explore the multicultural challenges facing the contemporary church about worship and include discussions of cultural perspectives, liturgical elements, youth and worship, and theological fidelity amidst differing cultural traditions.
Category: Religion

There Was Always Room At My Mother S Table

Author : Martin Cohen
ISBN : 9780595340712
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is a story of how a small group of people made a transformation from Jew to Jewish American to American Jews. It is not unlike the transformation and Americanization of other peoples. How it differs is from the very fact that a religion, a set of beliefs transformed into a nationality. It is about a period of time in one woman's life, my mother who was a blend of Europe and America. She was a mixture of ethnicity, culture, religion and Americanized traditions; a potpourri of ideas and actions unlike most and yet common to us all. This is also my story as well as hers. It is about our lives and times of changes. It is about the games we played, the education we received, the changes in religious practices, the friends we had, and the environments in which we lived. My mother possessed virtues that were stark realities of everyday life. It was that there was always room at her table and there never was a shortage of food. She was a powerful loving matriarch who touched the lives of a great many people with a "touch" of this (knowledge), and a "touch" of that, (love).
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Making Room

Author : Brendan O'Flaherty
ISBN : 0674543424
Genre : Business & Economics
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Mentally ill people turned out of institutions, crack-cocaine use on the rise, more poverty, public housing a shambles: as attempts to explain homelessness multiply so do the homeless--and we still don't know why. The first full-scale economic analysis of homelessness, Making Room provides answers quite unlike those offered so far by sociologists and pundits. It is a story about markets, not about the bad habits or pathology of individuals. One perplexing fact is that, though homelessness in the past occurred during economic depressions, the current wave started in the 1980s, a time of relative prosperity. As Brendan O'Flaherty points out, this trend has been accompanied by others just as unexpected: rising rents for poor people and continued housing abandonment. These are among the many disconcerting facts that O'Flaherty collected and analyzed in order to account for the new homelessness. Focused on six cities (New York, Newark, Chicago, Toronto, London, and Hamburg), his studies also document the differing rates of homelessness in North America and Europe, and from one city to the next, as well as interesting changes in the composition of homeless populations. For the first time, too, a scholarly observer makes a useful distinction between the homeless people we encounter on the streets every day and those "officially" counted as homeless. O'Flaherty shows that the conflicting observations begin to make sense when we see the new homelessness as a response to changes in the housing market, linked to a widening gap in the incomes of rich and poor. The resulting shrinkage in the size of the middle class has meant fewer hand-me-downs for the poor and higher rents for the low-quality housing that is available. O'Flaherty's tightly argued theory, along with the wealth of new data he introduces, will put the study of homelessness on an entirely new plane. No future student or policymaker will be able to ignore the economic f
Category: Business & Economics

Murder At The Monks Table

Author : Sister Carol Anne O'Marie
ISBN : 9781429907545
Genre : Fiction
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Sister Mary Helen is in luck, depending on how you look at it. She and Sister Eileen are in Ireland to attend the weeklong Oyster Festival in the little village of Ballyclarin. They make their first stop at a central oasis of food and drink called the Monks' Table. Mary Helen overhears a woman saying to the man with her, "I am surprised someone hasn't killed you already." But Eileen assures her that it's only a way of speaking, and Mary Helen is relieved---until the next night, when she finds the same man in the pub's ladies' room, murdered. Mary Helen's reputation for sleuthing follows her across the Atlantic, and the Irish police warn her not to get involved. She has every intention of leaving this case in the hands of the authorities, but sometimes Fate will just not listen to reason. Fans of this delightful nun, a detective in spite of herself, will be certain to enjoy accompanying her on this latest trip, the eleventh entry in this continuingly popular series.
Category: Fiction

No Room At The Table

Author : Dunson, Donald H.
ISBN : 9781608333271
Genre : Religion
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A cry that touches our hearts and awakens our desire to help--in some way--the hundreds of thousands of children around the world who are at risk. Overwhelmed by poverty, war, hunger, and separation from family, they are not allowed to be children. They carry guns, they sell themselves to buy food, they live on the streets.
Donald Dunson tells the stories of our children from New Orleans to the Sudan. Each chapter profiles three or four individuals as it probes an issue affecting the worlds children including hunger and poverty, war and sexual exploitation, homelessness and the need for love.
No Room At the Table concludes with a list of resources for involvement and action. It is an eye--and heart--opening work.
Category: Religion

Making Room For George

Author : D. Ellis Phelps
ISBN : 9781452577784
Genre : Fiction
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...This beautifully inviting, intriguing, and very accessible story... gently shows us the way toward a more deeply honest and ultimately more satisfying life. The characters and dialogue... are artfully complex and refreshingly human.... [The story] moves us toward finding our own voices and power to love. -- Janet Davis author of My Own Worst Enemy (Bethany House, 2012) Bet has had it. Twenty-five years of marriage to her husband, Steve; raising three kids; and denying her own needs have left her with the extreme conviction that it is finally her turn to fly. Enter George, Steve's incorrigible father who's in trouble. Something has to be done, so George moves in with Bet and Steve. In between infidelity, resentment, and making room for George, Bet realizes what she's really been denying--and this changes everything. "We all benefit whenever another woman can poetically put into words the wordless places of a woman finding her voice and creating space amidst any type of limitation ... I believe women can breathe a collective sigh into the space [this book] has created for us." --Tina Karagulian, author of the memoir It Is Time and the poetry collection New Skin
Category: Fiction

Making Room At The Inn

Author : Misty Simon
ISBN : 9781628300611
Genre : Fiction
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Single mom Chelsea Moore may not have had a happy marriage herself, but she's bound and determined to pull off the wedding of the year for her sister. It should be a piece of cake as long as she can keep her mother from trying to hook her up with every eligible guy in the county. Jack Barton has no qualms about hosting his sister's best friend for the final week before the wedding, along with said best friend's adorable daughter. But when Chelsea asks him to be a shield against the impending bachelor parade, he doesn't think it through before agreeing. That's when he finds out how little it feels like pretend and how much he wants to make room for these two wonderful females in his life and at his inn.
Category: Fiction

Imagining Medea

Author : Rena Fraden
ISBN : 9781469610979
Genre : Social Science
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This ain't no Dreamgirls," Rhodessa Jones warns participants in the Medea Project, the theater program for incarcerated women that she founded and directs. Her expectations are grounded in reality, tempered, for example, by the fact that women are the fastest growing population in U.S. prisons. Still, Jones believes that by engaging incarcerated women in the process of developing and staging dramatic works based on their own stories, she can push them toward tapping into their own creativity, confronting the problems that landed them in prison, and taking control of their lives. Rena Fraden chronicles the collaborative process of transforming incarcerated women's stories into productions that incorporate Greek mythology, hip-hop music, dance, and autobiography. She captures a diverse array of voices, including those of Jones and other artists, the sheriff and prison guards, and, most vividly, the women themselves. Through compelling narrative and thoughtful commentary, Fraden investigates the Medea Project's blend of art and activism and considers its limits and possibilities for enacting social change. Rhodessa Jones is co-artistic director of the San Francisco-based performance company Cultural Odyssey and founder of the Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women. An award-winning performer, she has taught at the Yale School of Drama and the New College of California.
Category: Social Science

Make Room For Your Miracle

Author : Mahesh Chavda
ISBN : 1441204954
Genre : Religion
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What do you do when your hopes and dreams seem to die? Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda, two respected international leaders, contend that for Christians, this doesn't need to be a time of discouragement. Instead, as believers learn to welcome the anointing presence of Jesus, any valley can be transformed into a place of miracles. The Chavdas focus on the Shuammite woman in 2 Kings, who was given, and then lost, and then received back again her young son. First narrating and then exploring this account of death and restoration, the Chavdas encourage readers to face their broken dreams and make room for Jesus' resurrection power. As believers recognize the possibility of the impossible, refusing to let go of the Presence, God can bring even the most hopeless dream to life.
Category: Religion

Your Church In Rhythm

Author : Bruce B. Miller
ISBN : 0470947233
Genre : Religion
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A gentle new way for church leader’s to survive stress and burnout Bruce Miller debunks the idea of balance—basically trying to have it all, all the time. Most churches and their pastors try to do everything at once and feel guilty if any one aspect (worship, ministries, outreach, etc.) is neglected. He replaces the exhausting concept of balance with the idea of rhythm: churches, like people, need to give attention to different programs and ministries at different times, basically by attending to their seasons and cycles. Offers an innovative new model for church leaders Miller has been influential in the formation and promotion of “Church-Based Training” as in international movement Offers a proven method for avoiding burnout for church leaders and members by doing the right things at the right time The author offers much-need help to overwhelmed leaders and shows them how to apply Miller’s seasonal/cyclical approach to church life.
Category: Religion

Take A Seat

Author : Heather Dillard
ISBN : 0999228951
Genre :
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Over and over again the Bible paints this picture: God has prepared a feast for us. He is calling out to everyone, "Come, eat, enjoy!" He is pulling out a chair at His table. We just have to say yes. And once we become part of God's family, we get to make room at the table for others, too. How do we create a welcoming place in our hearts, homes, and spaces? How do we show love and care even for those who are different from us? In this book, Heather Dillard shares what it looks like to accept God's invitation. She gives real-life stories and practical tips about creating a welcoming place and making room for others. Come, take a seat! All are welcome at the table.

Radical Welcome

Author : Stephanie Spellers
ISBN : 9780898697940
Genre : Religion
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An inspirational and practical guide to embracing those who are often marginalized into a welcoming, inclusive Christian community. For two years, Stephanie Spellers conducted over two hundred interviews with people in urban, suburban, and rural congregations around the United States to find out how they dealt with welcoming those across lines of race and ethnicity, generation, sexual orientation, and class privilege. Here she presents her findings and lays out the theological underpinnings of tackling fears head-on in order to accept change as a part of community life. By modeling the most loving and effective ways to embrace marginalized individuals and groups within a church, denomination, or society, Radical Welcome aims to create a place of compassionate inclusivity where people of all kinds can feel like they belong.
Category: Religion

The Foundation Vault

Author : Lee F Herrick
ISBN : 9781504935913
Genre : Fiction
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When Larry Yapici, permanent student at Berkeley in San Francisco, sets off for Istanbul to claim an unexpected inheritance, he has no idea that his first overseas trip will take such an unexpected and dangerous turn. Within a few days he and his cousin Nedim from Germany, are swept up in an adventure that is to take them to some of the most far-flung, inhospitable places on earth. It also soon becomes clear that there are a number of parties with more than a passing interest in their quest—a quest that sets Larry and Nedim on a path of discovery that challenges them to question everything they had previously learnt about the history of mankind. Whether they will survive these challenges is another matter.
Category: Fiction

Making Room At Christmas

Author : Olivia Stowe
ISBN : 9781921879791
Genre : Fiction
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Charlotte and Brenda are now facing their second Christmas together. Last year’s Christmas and New Year were spent on a Rhine River cruise with Charlotte’s doctor brother and his minster wife, as told in An Inconvenient Death, but this year the pair are off to a mountain retreat so Brenda can promote a film to movie financiers. Of course all is not smooth sailing for the pair in this small Christmas gift from Olivia, Making Room at Christmas.
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The Destiny Of Our Making

Author : D. E. Bowers
ISBN : 9781441475879
Genre : Fiction
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Soldier William Wilkes has the task of blending the military world with the civilian population in order to save the Continent. Jamie Darans is the creator of the artificial intelligence, EDWARD. William and Jamie must find a way to work together in order maintain the viability of the Continent.
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The Ultimate Life Organizer

Author : Lisa Montanaro
ISBN : 9781441303493
Genre : Self-Help
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Here is your very own portable personal organizer and life coach, offering easy-to-follow steps on the way to an organized, empowered life! Author Lisa Montanaro is a Certified Professional Organizer, life coach, and motivational speaker. Her thoughtful, helpful organizer includes practical guidance for mastering your time, home, workplace, and paperwork. Interactive exercises encourage self-assessment and goal-setting, as do questions and checklists. Guided journaling pages. Blank calendars provide places to plan project time frames and record reminders. Includes a section for special occasions. Measures 7-3/4" x 9-1/4." Covered wire-o binding and elastic band place holder. 160 pages. Inside back cover pocket.
Category: Self-Help

Making Room For Neighbors

Author : Max Lucado
ISBN : 9781598566574
Genre : Religion
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Instead of us managing our lives, life seems to manage us. Max Lucado and Randy Frazee want to change all that with this five part series designed to help Christians get back to the things that really count, like the importance of sitting around the dinner table together! The curriculum is a catalyst to help Christians go deeper and get more engaged in personal relationships with friends, family and neighbors.
Category: Religion

Bagels With The Bards 5

Author : The Bagel Bards
ISBN : 9780557527779
Genre : Poetry
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The work here is as individual and unique as each contributing Bard. Delighted readers will find a variety of styles and forms, including ekphrasia,prose poems, villanelle, and free form poetry. Between these covers can be found little day-to-day deaths, dreams, and wounds, lost causesand dead ends presented in playful, whimsical, and experimental ways.If you haven’t discovered the Bagel Bards yet, start with their latest anthology. Short of having breakfast with them at the Au Bon Pain, reading the results of their Saturday mornings is the next best thing.— Laurel Johnson Midwest Book Review
Category: Poetry