The lives of several women in one French family told over the course of two generations across first loves, marriages, children and trials of coming-of-age, spanning tumultuous episodes of the twentieth century.
Award-winning Dublin-based portrait photographer Mark Nixon has created a wonderful, whimsical and nostalgic collection of images of individual stuffed animals that have been lovingly abused from years of play. ´The well-worn toys show battle scars of being the prized possessions of children and cherished companions that have seen many a repair as different parts start wearing down,´ says Nixon. An exhibit in the photographer´s professional studio led to a small sensation on the Internet when a few of the images circulated unofficially on scores of blogs and on many legitimate news sites. Viewers have been intrigued by these funny, bittersweet images and their ironic juxtaposition of childhood innocence and aged, loving wear & tear. When you see these teddy bears and bunnies with missing noses and un-done stuffing, you can´t help but think back to childhood and it earliest companions who asked for nothing and gave a lot back. MuchLoved includes sixty 4-colour portraits along with an accompanying background story for each animal.
By 24, Carter Stevenson has stuttered and ticced his way to debilitating shyness. Although his friends accuse him of letting his Tourette´s dictate his life, Carter moves from Los Angeles to a quiet California town. He´ll keep his head down and avoid people. He doesn´t anticipate his new neighbor, Ethan Hart, crashing into his solitude and forcing him to get out and live. From the beginning, Ethan makes his love for Carter clear. But he fears Carter won´t see past Ethan´s damaged brain, even though it makes Ethan more attuned to his emotions than most people. For Carter, there´s a bigger issue: He´s been burned by so-called "perfect" matches, and he won´t risk his heart again. One way or another, Ethan´s determined to show Carter they belong together. Then Ethan receives tragic news. Suddenly he must turn to Carter for strength and support. Will Carter come through when Ethan needs him most? 1. Language: English. Narrator: K. C. Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018496/bk_acx0_018496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The God who created a good and perfect world, but whose world turned from him, has brought restoration through gift: The Father loved the world and gave the Son, and the Father and the Son pour out the gift of the Spirit into the hearts of humanity bringing about praise, hope, and new creation. Those who are united to the Son by his Spirit then find they have received the glorious gift of God´s coming Kingdom. In other words, the Gospel is shaped by giving: God´s generosity buys us out of bondage and brings us into all the blessings of belonging. But the good news is not only that God has made us to be recipients of his grace but also participants in the movement of his divine justice and generosity. Living in God´s gifts, Christians discover they are free to give themselves. The cross and resurrection of Christ come to shape and define this new life of faith, hope and generosity - a life that is best lived not in isolation but as a community. Throughout the book special attention is given to the relationship between divine generosity and concern for the poor and oppressed. Kapic and Borger encourage readers to not simply discover the immensity of God´s grace, but to enter into the flow of divine generosity as God has invited them to become avenues of his great gifts to the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly M. Kapic. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000849/bk_zond_000849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Each year about eight million Americans suffer the death of someone close to them. Now, for those who face the challenges of sudden death, there is a hand to hold. Written by two women who have experienced sudden loss, this updated edition of the best-selling bereavement classic will touch, comfort, uplift and console. Authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D., offer a comforting hand to hold for those who are grieving the sudden death of a loved one. Featured on ABC World News, Friends, and many other shows, this book acts as a touchstone of sanity through difficult times. I Wasn´t Ready to Say Goodbye covers such difficult topics as the first few weeks, suicide, death of a child, children and grief, funerals and rituals, physical effects, homicide and depression. With new material covering the unique circumstances of loss, men and women´s grieving styles, religion and faith, myths and misunderstandings, I Wasn´t Ready to Say Goodbye reflects the shifting face of grief. This book has offered solace to over 80,000 people, ranging from seniors to teenagers and from the newly bereaved to those who lost a loved one years ago. Individuals engulfed by the immediate aftermath will find a special chapter covering the first few weeks. Tapping their personal histories and drawing on numerous interviews, authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D., explore unexpected death and its role in the cycle of life. I Wasn´t Ready to Say Goodbye provides survivors with a rock-steady anchor from which to weather the storm of pain and begin to rebuild their lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellen Archer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002512/bk_tant_002512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Samantha Schuster and Steven Mueller were courting, she loved the fact that they worked at the same restaurant because it meant they´d get to see each other more often. But ever since Steven broke her heart, having to run into him every day at work is like pouring salt into her wound. She knows she has to make a change as soon as possible. That´s when she stumbles on a job listing at the local Amish newspaper, ´´The Buggy News´´. Immediately she thinks this could be her chance to start over. What she doesn´t realize until after she gets the job is that the newspaper will test her strength and heart like never before. Does she have the faith to persevere and succeed, or has she just made the biggest mistake of her life? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Lancelot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040568/bk_acx0_040568_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Bunyan admitted he was one of the worst sinners to have ever lived. But after converting to Christianity, he was constantly amazed by the fact that God saved him from his wrongdoings. As a minister of the Gospel, he loved to proclaim the grace of God to sinners, and he earnestly persuaded them to embrace the Lord Jesus Christ. Published in 1688, the year of his death, The Jerusalem Sinner Saved brings together the fruit of Bunyan´s thoughts on the grace of forgiveness. With the warmth of a true evangelist, he beautifully reveals the riches of God´s grace and mercy to the greatest of sinners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Souer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008274/bk_blak_008274_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.