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The Curly Pyjama Letters

Author : Michael Leunig
ISBN : 9780857979278
Genre : Humor
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These letters are a small fragment of the vast correspondence known to have taken place between lone voyager Vasco Pyjama and his friend and mentor Mr Curly of Curly Flat. While domestic contentment and ease with the natural world are Mr Curly's major attributes, Vasco's restless nature has compelled him into a great voyage of discovery. In the company of his direction-finding duck, he has wandered far and wide, risking, finding, enjoying and observing much. Theirs is a language of unique personal protocol, as is often found in conversations between creative and intelligent minds in awe of life's complex grandeur, beauty and pathos.
Category: Humor

Heaven All Around Us

Author : Simon Carey Holt
ISBN : 9781498278867
Genre : Religion
File Size : 34.60 MB
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If living with a deep awareness of God in our lives is important, how do we do it without moving to a monastery? How do we discern and respond to God amidst the places, routines, and relationships of our everyday lives? In this book, we go in search of God's presence in homes and neighborhoods, supermarkets and sporting arenas, workplaces and weekends. Along the way we look for practices that can lead us more deeply into the way of Jesus: activities like cooking and laundry, walking and sleeping, shopping and conversation with friends. Throughout, we want to better understand how to make God a central part of our lives, and to hear Jesus' call to "follow me" more clearly in the world around us.
Category: Religion

Fully Awake And Truly Alive

Author : Jane E. Vennard
ISBN : 9781594734731
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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With stories from her personal life and her experience as a spiritual director, Rev. Jane Vennard illustrates the joys and frustrations of spiritual practice, with insights from various religious traditions and exercises and meditations for your journey.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Theory And Practice Of Dialogical Community Development

Author : Peter Westoby
ISBN : 9781136272844
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book proposes that community development has been increasingly influenced and co-opted by a modernist, soulless, rational philosophy - reducing it to a shallow technique for ‘solving community problems’. In contrast, this dialogical approach re-maps the ground of community development practice within a frame of ideas such as dialogue, hospitality and depth. For the first time community development practitioners are provided with an accessible understanding of dialogue and its relevance to their practice, exploring the contributions of internationally significant thinkers such as P. Freire, M. Buber, D. Bohm and H.G Gadamer, J. Derrida, G. Esteva and R. Sennett. What makes the book distinctive is that: first, it identifies a dialogical tradition of community development and considers how such a tradition shapes practice within contemporary contexts and concerns – economic, social, political, cultural and ecological. Second, the book contrasts such an approach with technical and instrumental approaches to development that fail to take complex systems seriously. Third, the approach links theory to practice through a combination of storytelling and theory-reflection – ensuring that readers are drawn into a practice-theory that they feel increasingly confident has been 'tried and tested' in the world over the past 25 years.
Category: Business & Economics

Ceremonies Celebrations

Author : Dally R Messenger
ISBN : 9780733628849
Genre : Family & Relationships
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All of us have the right to choose and organise our own ceremonies according to our beliefs: this book tells us what we have to do and how to do it. Events covered within the book include: weddings (formal and informal), commitment to partnerships, renewal of vows, name giving/naming, graduation, significant birthdays, divorce, stepfamily acceptance, house dedication, 'sorry', funerals and memories. Combining details of organising a celebration or ceremony, a wealth of suggested readings and music, checklists and advice on how to write and structure your own ceremonies, CEREMONIES & CELEBRATIONS is an essential handbook.
Category: Family & Relationships

Nourishing The Spirit

Author : James D. Whitehead
ISBN : 9781626980013
Genre : Religion
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A seminal exploration of the psychological and spiritual power of our positive emotions. This new companion volume to the Whitehead's influential book on our negative emotions completes a work of scholarship that will nourish individuals and inform those who counsel them.
Category: Religion


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113548338
Genre : Peace
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Category: Peace

Curly Verse

Author : Michael Leunig
ISBN : 0143204750
Genre : Australian poetry
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In this selection of poems covering the period 1972 to 2002. This beautifully elegant volume excludes the cartoon element, focusing on Leunig's brilliant texts, with all their absurdity, hilarity, poignancy and joyfulness. Michael Leunig pokes fun at human folly and pretentiousness, deplores the idiocy of war, and revels in the redeeming power of love.
Category: Australian poetry

A New Penguin Leunig

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ISBN : 0143004808
Genre : Australian wit and humor, Pictorial
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Michael Leunig's words and pictures were first published in Australia in 1965. He was born in Melbourne and now lives on a farm in north-east Victoria. A New Penguin Leunig comprises pieces that have previously appeared in the Melbourne Age and the Sydney Morning Herald.
Category: Australian wit and humor, Pictorial