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The Story Behind The Story

Author : Peter Turchi
ISBN : 0393325326
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of short stories by twenty-five notable authors is accompanied by each writer's essay on the challenges of the story and the process of writing, with contributions by Charles Baxter, Margot Livesey, Jim Shepard, Robert Boswell, David Shields, Antonya Nelson, and others. Original. 13,000 first printing.
Category: Fiction

The Story Behind The Story

Author : Nancy Carol Larry
ISBN : 1732505888
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Author, Nancy Carol Larry, always wanted to be an writer, but she didn't know how. The thoughts of her heart and mind always became formal and stiff when she tried to write stories. At the loss of a dear friend, she found her literary pathway, poetry. The experience gave her the courage and the way to create this body of poetry, THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: "A POETIC MEMOIR", that describes her life growing up in a small town and other life experiences that make her story worthy of being read.

The Story Behind The Story

Author : Abraham Merritt
ISBN : UCAL:$B29569
Genre : American periodicals
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Condensation and revision of letters by the author regarding his monthly selection of the outstanding article to be published in the American weekly. cf. Foreword.
Category: American periodicals

Behind The Story Stories Personal Anecdotes And Reflections

Author : Hugh Steven
ISBN : 0920479146
Genre : Missionary stories
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"Hugh Steven, Wycliffe author and photographer-at-large, travels the world to document great achievements of the human spirit in such diverse places as the icy, windswept tundra of Alaska's North Slope, the swollen rivers of an Iran Jaya rain forest and the tropical jungles of Amazonia. In this, his nineteenth book, he candidly shares his personal journals, correspondence and impressions. Join him as he travels and writes about the power of the translated Word of God, alive and operating in the lives of men and women."--Back.
Category: Missionary stories

The Story Behind The Story In Africa

Author : Paul Tapang
ISBN : 1424153158
Genre : Social Science
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Tapang delves into the culture and contemporary lifestyle in Africa in an attempt to explain the apparent lack of human development on that continent. He has concentrated on the genesis and etiology of Africaas problems and proposed realistic workable solutions. Africaas poverty seems to be growing in direct proportion to the growth of its population and the continent is at a crossroads in terms of how to meet the challenges of social change and the complexities of globalization and the uncontrolled violence. In the last couple of decades, every nation but African countries recorded some measure of growth. The people are disillusioned and there has been extensive analysis of the failed policies of African governments, as well as a frenzy of debates about Africaas underachieving leaders and the challenges of combating poverty and sustaining growth, but this book addresses the reasons why development policies in Africa fail. Tapang has been candid about what he believes to be the true nature of Africaas problems and concludes that cultural development in Africa must precede economic development.
Category: Social Science

The Greater Miracle The Story Behind The Story

Author : Steve Bottrill
ISBN : 198934609X
Genre : Religion
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March 22, 1996, a car accident left me comatose and on life support, forcing my parents to make the impossible decision to disconnect the machine keeping me alive and donate my organs. I recall, with shocking clarity, my desperation to communicate that I still lived inside my paralyzed body. I felt the sharp prick of the needle as they prepared to harvest my organs.Even more significant than my journey from coma to recovery is the miracle God wrought in my prideful and stubborn heart. Before the accident, my life was on a trajectory typical to man. I desired comfort, pleasure, power, and the respect that accompanied wealth. I was an athlete, had a promising career ahead of me, and I was engaged to the girl of my dreams, but I didn't account for God. This is a story about shattered dreams and getting up again. It's about hidden pride and anger. It is about tragedy, pain, and how a man might plan his steps, but the Lord determines his path. The Greater Miracle is an intriguing blend of misfortune and hope that reveals a God who will do whatever it takes to capture the heart of his wandering child. Readers will connect with my anger toward God, my fierce determination, and my spiritual brokenness that worldly success couldn't heal. This compact book will appeal to those who need to hear there is hope in every struggle, who desire to learn from someone who has overcome, and who want to be inspired to do the same.The Greater Miracle is an 8730 word inspirational true story that fits in the inspirational-rue story categories and shares some similarities with Wrestling with an Angel: A Story of Love, Disability, and the Lessons of Grace by Greg Lucas. The Greater Miracle is short, challenging, and gospel-centered. It would rival Kindle Singles as an e-book or a Kindle Short Read. In six powerful chapters, I relive the car accident that changed my life and the impossible choice facing my parents (ch 1). I transparently speak of my pride and arrogance that refused to consider God's existence (ch 1), my second chance at life, my humble attempts at learning to pray, and common barriers to faith (ch 2), God's relentless pursuit of his people and how surrendering to God does not guarantee a change in circumstances (ch 3), longings the physical world cannot satisfy (ch 4), and the Lord's will for every believer ending with a call on the reader to respond (ch 5).
Category: Religion

The Basket Weaver

Author : Elsie Schwerin
ISBN : 1532909969
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The Centurions horse reared wildly, as it panicked at the noise of the busy marketplace. As his front hooves came down, crashing into Maleena's back, he sent her sprawling onto the cobblestone street, her hands stretched out in front of her. There had been no opportunity to protect her four-month pregnant belly, and the thought flashed through her mind, that she had not yet told Phineas the news, that there would soon be another mouth to feed. As she struggled through the intense pain to get up, the bright sunshine faded to blackness, and she slumped to the ground. The "story behind the story" answers some questions, as the Bible is not explicit about why there was not enough wine at the wedding of Caana, or how Doctor Luke came to be a disciple. Was Mary Magdalin "possessed" as a child, and why was Rachel, the woman at the well, married five times? How did Cara, the young woman dragged before Jesus and accused of adultery, ever get herself into such a predicament; and why did her mother, Moirah, think that just touching Jesus clothes, would heal her of a twelve-yearlong problem? How did there happen to be twelve baskets available to gather the leftovers, after Jesus used a little boy's lunch to feed a multitude? The little boy, Jebby, watches in amazement as he sees this miracle unfold before his eyes. The lives of many people, fisherman and farmers; merchants, carpenters and soldiers, are woven together to tell the "story behind the story." Humor and tragedy, adventure, drama, and romance depict the lives of the people that make up the tapestry of the "story behind the story" of the greatest story ever told.

Bernard Shaw S The Black Girl In Search Of God

Author : Leon Hugo
ISBN : 0813026261
Genre : Drama
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"Leon Hugo, a distinguished Shaw scholar from the country in which The Black Girl in Search of God is set, is the ideal critic to examine Shaw's most famous prose tale--an allegory on a par with Voltaire's Candide."--Stanley Weintraub, Pennsylvania State University "An astute reading of the text . . . a book that clearly demonstrates Bernard Shaw is still worth reading. He speaks to all generations."--Gale K. Larson, California State University Leon Hugo's study is a groundbreaking account of the "story behind the story" of Shaw's allegory The Black Girl in Search of God, a short fable written by Shaw in a remote coastal village in South Africa. Illustrated by John Farleigh, the book was published in 1932 and became a best-seller. The story is a fable of a "black girl," converted by Christian missionaries, who tries to find the answer to the question "Where is God?" by making a journey of the soul. Along the way she meets with a number of representations of God, from the New and Old Testaments of the Bible and from the Koran, who disgust and appall her with their hopelessly outdated embodiments of deity. The reaction from critics and readers of the day ranged from cries of blasphemy to allegations that Shaw was moving to madness. The volume was banned in public libraries and in Ireland. Several tracts and books sought to repudiate, ridicule, or develop Shaw's religious argument, and there were adaptations for stage performances and for radio broadcasts. This literary event is recounted, examined, and assessed by Leon Hugo. He surveys the close kinship between Shaw and Voltaire--a dominant presence in a tale that itself echoes Candide. The final chapter considers the "black girl" as a Shavian champion of religious freedom, feminist rights, and political emancipation. Illustrations revive a selection of Farleigh's captivating artwork, and Hugo includes representative illustrations from the rebutting tracts and books that followed Black Girl as well. Leon Hugo (1931-2002) was professor emeritus at the University of South Africa.
Category: Drama

Paul Of Tarsus Life Journeys Ministries Paul Story Behind The Story

Author : Rev Kenneth R. Gordon
ISBN : 1545670285
Genre : Reference
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The Story behind the story, of Paul of Tarsus, a young, brilliant, fearless, Rabbi, bound for the Jewish Hall of Fame, is stopped dead in his tracks on a desert road, overcomes insurmountable trials, escapes death, and is turned into history's greatest, most effective traveling ambassador for Christ Jesus. Through a powerful commentary on the Life of Paul, the Author explores and explains the reasons and purposes for God's work in Paul's ministry and how this ministry impacts believers everywhere. With biblical truth and spiritual insight, this book encourages readers to understand the significance behind Paul's journeys. KENNETH R.T. GORDON, SR. was born in Modesto, California. After Graduating high school, he joined the U.S. Navy in WWII. After the war, Ken earned his B.A. from Westmont College and Point Loma University and went on to complete his M. Fuller Seminary. He also took studies at the University of Hawaii and Denver Seminary. Ken completed 50 years of ministry which included starting a church, serving as a U.S. Navy Chaplain for 30 years, and pastoring five churches in California, Arizona and Naples, Italy. Ken toured the "Seven churches of Asia Minor" and led tours of Israel, adding to his expertise and insights into Biblical locations and cultures. A true theologian, Ken loved nothing more than translating God's Word from the Original languages, and teaching its truths and applications.
Category: Reference

Still Life With Bread Crumbs Behind The Story

Author : Jillian Warman
ISBN : 9781500744151
Genre : Fiction
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Anna Quindlen is a veteran in the writing profession, but venturing from New York Times sensation to sensational novelist was a big transition! Only a truly brilliant writer like herself could have accomplished it. Now a critically acclaimed author of multiple books, Quindlen is enjoying the liberties of story telling. In Still Life with Bread Crumbs, for example, she gets to explore and challenge both social standings and aging; she even makes sure the novel’s dog gets a voice! Throughout the novel, she also reveals to readers the difficulties and insecurities of professional artists—what they experience, think about, and struggle with. Still Life with Bread Crumbs is charming and comical, but also quite thought provoking; it beautifully illustrates Quindlen’s personality, writing style, and wit. It’s a novel that’s sure to put a smile on your face with every turn of the page and will induce in its readers an urgency to read it over and over again. Experience: The Behind the Story Effect After reading a BTS... You feel inspired to follow your hearts and dreams... — Arshi Ever been backstage at a concert? Here you go -- in written form. — Author, Editor I felt enriched with knowledge about the book, and I felt like I knew more about the book. — Aspiring Author I felt like the Behind the Story offered a new look into the book, and appreciated that, as most of the time, that angle is unexplored. — Aspiring Author It makes me discover new things, and when I re-read the book, my emotions are different, deeper now that I understand what's behind the book. — Karlen I felt closer to the writer knowing more about them as a person and why they wrote what they wrote. — The Beta Reading Club Get ready for one of the most unique experiences you will ever have...this is definitely CliffNotes and SparkNotes on Steroids. — Author, Editor
Category: Fiction

A People And Their Music

Author : John Rice Irwin
ISBN : UCSD:31822029737459
Genre : Music
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A special breed of talented people who sang in the early 20th century is part of one of the most interesting stories in America's history. Here you meet the Carter family, Jack Jackson, Bob Douglas, Grandpa Jones, Bashful Brother Oswald, Mac Wiseman, Earl Scruggs, Raymond Fairchild and other greats of the field. Their touching personal stories and 190 photographs showing the artists with their instruments, families, and audiences bring this musical heritage to life for modern listeners.
Category: Music

The Story Behind Great Books

Author : Elizabeth Rider Montgomery
ISBN : UOM:39015020821982
Genre : Children
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Tales of how story book heroes such as Long John Silver, Don Quixote, The Virginian, Lorna Doone, the March girls and others, were created, are included in the fifty stories which make up this book.
Category: Children

Kissing Usa

Author : William Cane
ISBN : 9781627785020
Genre : History
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College. For many, it is a place of learning, self-discovery, and growth. But as much as parents don't want to admit it, college is also a time of unabashed exploration, especially for the MTV-drenched and Howard Stern Radio Show-soaked kids of the 1990s. So, it makes perfect sense that The Kissing Show, a performance based on the international bestseller The Art of Kissing, became a near-overnight sensation. Born out of William Cane's Judd Apatow-like desire to woo the woman of his dreams, The Kissing Show appeared at over 400 colleges and universities across the nation. Kissing U.S.A. reveals it all in a sexy (and sometimes shocking) behind-the-scenes look at all the things that were part of making the The Kissing Show a sensation: The comedic and surprising foibles of Cane's own love life The power of listening to and understanding your audience Dealing with competition from drag queens The importance of having a "less-than-ideal" muse The fact that almost anything can be a source of inspiration--if spun the right way Join Cane as he recounts his meteoric rise in the college lecture and entertainment circuit through all the good, the bad, and the awkward kisses that took North American colleges by storm. Who knew playing dentist could ever be a turn-on?
Category: History

The Story Behind Toilets

Author : Elizabeth Raum
ISBN : 0431114978
Genre : Sewage disposal
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Where can you find a twelve-seater toilet? Why did castle moats smell so disgusting? What was the 'Great Stink'? To uncover the hidden facts behind everyday things, explore the secrets of True Stories. True Stories reveals the surprising truth about a range of subjects. Discover everything you could wish to know, and some things you'll wish you didn't, about a huge range of topics!
Category: Sewage disposal

The Story Behind

Author : Emily Prokop
ISBN : 9781633538290
Genre : History
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Learn the fascinating history and trivia behind the everyday items we take for granted—from the host of the popular podcast The Story Behind. Many of us learn about the major inventions that shape our world. But we too often overlook the objects we use every day. In The Story Behind, Emily Prokop, creator of the Webby Award nominated podcast, explores the who, how, and huh? of everything from Band-Aids to bubble gum; hypnosis to Hula Hoops; and lullabies to lead pipes. Along the way, she demonstrates how the major events of history—from wars, plagues, and revolutions to historic achievements and discoveries—have influenced some of the world’s most pervasive inventions. Revealing fascinating new details on topics covered in the podcast, the book also explores many new subjects. Learn how lollipops got started in ancient Egypt, how Kevlar came to be, and why Comic Sans was created. Learn the torture device origins of certain exercise equipment and how some musical instruments were first developed for espionage. From food, fashion, and games to transit and modern technology, The Story Behind offers a closer look at the things closest to us.
Category: History

The Story Behind Soap

Author : Christin Ditchfield
ISBN : 9781406229325
Genre : Soap
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Where does the word "soap" come from? What are the active ingredients in soap? How was soap used in the Middle Ages? To uncover the hidden facts behind everyday things, explore the secrets of True Stories. True Stories reveals the surprising truth about a range of subjects. Discover everything you could wish to know, and some things you'll wish you didn't, about a huge range of topics!
Category: Soap


Author : Gregg Hopkins
ISBN : 0793579511
Genre : Music
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(Book). Ampeg: The Story Behind the Sound tells the tale of this extraordinary company on its 50th anniversary, weaving together the American success story of the company founder, the role of key inventors and inventions, and the development of innovative music equipment products all against the backgrounds of American pop music and corporate competition in the music industry. Many Ampeg endorsees are profiled, including: Johnny Smith, James Jamerson, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Gary Karr, Victor Wooten, Bill Wyman, Jason Newsted, Michael Anthony and more. The result provides something of interest to musicians, collectors, and those who lived part of the history. Includes more than 200 photos and a 32-page color section. 288 pages, 8 1/2 x 11
Category: Music