'Know Me as I Am'

An Anthology of Prose, Poetry and Art by People with Learning Difficulties

Author: Dorothy Atkinson,Fiona Williams

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340513293

Category: Anthologies

Page: 255

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An insightful anthology of prose, poetry and art by people with learning difficulties. It contains over 200 contributions communicated through speech, writing, sign language, word-processing, drawing, painting and photography. It is a course book for students on Open University course K668 "Mental Handicap".


Spirit - Mind - Body

Author: Queen Amatullah Juwayriah Saleem

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145680572X

Category: Poetry

Page: 224

View: 5169

Taking You to A Whole New Level in Loving and Appreciating You as You Begin to See Yourself Grow. She is someone who has been on this journey of cycles in which she writes about who has gotten through, who now recognizes there is no need to hold on to pain, but to let it all go—to move on without any shame. She had to learn through betrayal, no matter her relationships, whatever the form it was in or how they may have entered into her life. Whatever the degree of pain, she has had to rid the things that did not feel good or sit right. The feelings of discomfort, insecurity, dishonesty, mistrust, headaches, heartaches—she had to find ways to replace the joy back into her life, getting her faith back and trust in the Creator. She has now set herself free using the mental tools of removing the unhealthy emotional ones out of the way. Finding and being in touch has helped her to be able succeed the journey in which she was once on so much, hoping through her identification will help you do the same. Stop making yourself the one to blame. In her conclusion, she states, “This is what the Creator has done for me. Freedom and destiny has set me free. I no longer give up my dignity; I reach heights of my destiny. For it will and it has always been about me. You too can have the same. You too can be set free, no longer an individual scorn.”

God?s Enduring Presence

Strength for the Spiritual Journey

Author: Joyce Rupp

Publisher: John Garratt Publishing

ISBN: 1920721983

Category: Church year meditations

Page: 129

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Who among us hasn't longed for a deeper experience of God, especially during times of suffering, doubt, pain, and weariness! Here bestselling author Joyce Rupp offers us the spiritual assurance that God is always with us, God's presence is enduring, and God gives us strength for our own spiritual journey. These beautiful reflections are filled with hope and abiding faith in God's presence and are intended to help readers discover that "deeper place" within themselves. Recommended for all spiritual seekers - and a great gift book!

Loved as I Am

An Invitation to Conversion, Healing, and Freedom through Jesus

Author: Miriam James Heidland

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 1594715475

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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When Sr. Miriam James Heidland’s life as a successful college athlete proved unfulfilling, she went searching for something deeper and ended up falling in love with Jesus. By charting her own journey toward wholeness, Heidland invites young Catholics to pursue their own relationship with Jesus. Although originally full of athletic ambition and goals for a career in sports news, Heidland was transformed in a very slow but deep way during her undergraduate years, moving from party girl to bride of Christ. In Loved as I Am: An Invitation to Conversion, Healing, and Freedom through Jesus, Heidland helps readers learn from her experience of seeking love in the wrong places and instead finding it in Christ. She shares her struggles—learning she was adopted, battling alcoholism, and healing from childhood sexual abuse—as signs of hope that anyone who desires to know Christ can find him and be loved intimately by him in return. By bringing readers into Heidland’s healing process, Loved as I Am provides a gentle and subtle template for finding peace and freedom in Jesus.

You Don't Know Me

Reflections of My Father, Ray Charles

Author: Ray Charles Robinson, JR.,Mary Jane Ross

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307462951

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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A deeply personal memoir of the private Ray Charles - the man behind the legend - by his eldest son. Ray Charles is an American music legend. A multiple Grammy Award-winning composer, pianist, and singer with an inimitable vocal style and a catalog of hits including "What I Say," "Georgia on My Mind," "Unchain My Heart," "I Can't Stop Loving You," and "America the Beautiful," Ray Charles's music is loved by fans around the world. Now his eldest son, Ray Charles Robinson Jr., shares an intimate glimpse of the man behind the music, with never-before-told stories. Going beyond the fame, the concerts, and the tours, Ray Jr. opens the doors of his family home and reveals their private lives with fondness and frankness. He shares his father's grief and guilt over his little brother's death at the age of five — as well of moments of personal joy, like watching his father run his hands over the Christmas presents under their tree while singing softly to himself. He tells of how Ray overcame the challenges of being blind, even driving cars, riding a Vespa, and flying his own plane. And, in gripping detail, he reveals how as a six-year-old boy he saved his father's life one harrowing night. Ray Jr. writes honestly about the painful facts of the addiction that nearly destroyed his father's life. His father's struggles with heroin addiction, his arrests, and how he ultimately kicked the drug cold turkey are presented in unflinching detail. Ray Jr. also shares openly about how, as an adult, he fell victim to the same temptations that plagued his father. He paints a compassionate portrait of his mother, Della, whose amazing voice as a gospel singer first attracted Ray Charles. Though her husband's drug use, his womanizing, and the paternity suits leveled against him constantly threatened the stability of the Robinson home, Della exhibited incredible resilience and inner strength. Told with deep love and fearless candor, You Don't Know Me is the powerful and poignant story of the Ray Charles the public never saw — the father and husband and fascinating human being who also happened to be one of the greatest musicians of all time. From the Hardcover edition.

Friendship with God

An uncommon dialogue

Author: Neale Donald Walsch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848941722

Category: Religion

Page: 300

View: 2993

"Conversations with God" took its readers on an inspirational journey, teaching them how to conduct a dialogue with God and reach a better understanding of themselves, others and the world we all inhabit. In Neale Donald Walsch's latest book, they will travel further on this journey towards a greater relationship, and ultimately friendship, with God.

On Music

Author: Benjamin Britten

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198167143

Category: Music

Page: 448

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Benjamin Britten was a most reluctant public speaker. Yet his contributions were without doubt a major factor in the transformation during his lifetime of the structure of the art-music industry. This book, by bringing together all his published articles, unpublished speeches, drafts, and transcriptions of numerous radio interviews, explores the paradox of a reluctant yet influential cultural commentator, artist, and humanist. Whether talking about his own music, about the role of the artist in society, about music criticism, or wading into a debate on Soviet ideology at the height of the cold war, Britten always gave a performance which reinforced the notion of a private man who nonetheless saw the importance of public disclosure.

From Wounded to Warrior

Author: Carla McDonough

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469112973

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 112

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The truth embraces all: the good, the beautiful, the bad, and the ugly. For this reason, facing the truth can be extremely hard. Of paramount importance if we want to rise above the issues of the past is letting go of past injustices. We rewrite the script and blaze the warrior's path through our own insight applied to experience. Warriors are not victimized by what has caused anguish, malice, or judgment. Warriors cannot be held down by oppression, suffering, or loss. Warriors use those experiences as a catalyst to develop greater strength and fortitude.

The Words Of Christ

As revealed by the Loyal Midwayer Commission

Author: Ben Adam

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452582998

Category: Religion

Page: 106

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I promise that I will sometime return to your world. But the times of the reappearing of the Son of Man are known only in the councils of paradise; not even the angels of heaven know when this will occur. However, you should understand, that when this gospel of the kingdom shall have been proclaimed to all the world for the salvation of all peoples, and when the fullness of the age has come to pass, the Father will send you another dispensational bestowal, or else the Son of Man will return to adjudge the age. You should be wise regarding the ripening of an age; you should be alert to discern the signs of the times. When the world has passed through the long winter of material-mindedness and you discern the coming of the spiritual springtime of a new dispensation, should you know that the summertime of a new visitation draws near. And this will be a new beginning out of which the gospel of the kingdom will go to all the world and this salvation will spread to all peoples. You must cease to think about yourself and your own personal problems while you prepare to carry the Good News of the gospel to those who sit in darkness. No longer should you be concerned with what you may obtain from the kingdom but rather be more concerned about what you can give to those who live in spiritual poverty. Liberate spiritual captives, strengthen those who are fainthearted and fear-ridden, proclaim joy to the socially downtrodden, comfort the oppressed, minister to the sick, and confirm believers in this new faith of spiritual liberty and eternal salvation. It is your faith that saves your souls. Salvation is the gift of God to all who believe they are his children.


A Christian Anthology

Author: Terri A. Goins

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426930666

Category: Poetry

Page: 356

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We all experience many emotions in our lives ranging from despair to ecstasy and often we are unaware that others have felt the same emotions. It is encouraging to know we are not alone that others have walked the paths we are walking. Daybreak is a compilation of poems, songs, refl ections, and meditations that give voice to a wide variety of emotions and thoughts people experience in their own lives. Whether you need a strong word of encouragement when in despair, a way to express your joy, or are searching for a deeper relationship with God, in these pages you will find vividly expressed feelings and thoughts searching for and praising God. Hopefully, this book will draw you into deeper fellowship and intimacy with both God and the Body of Christ.

Rivers of Living Water

A Devotional Journey to Intimacy with God

Author: Charlene S. Hughes

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490852913

Category: Religion

Page: 428

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Author Charlene Hughes gives the reader glimpses into God’s heart through her journal entries and Scripture meditations. This daily devotional will inspire and encourage you to draw closer to God. Wherever you are in your journey to know Him, discover within these pages what is meant to be the greatest adventure of your life!

Manila Demon

Author: Thomas Maul

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469172119

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Manila Demon is a horror novel that is guaranteed to shock, intrigue and fascinate readers of all macabre tastes. Drawing from time spent in the Philippines, Maul spins a credible tale that draws from popular legends of haunting in Manila and folklore from the provinces involving Aswang. All variety of horror fans will find pleasure here, from fans of traditional creepy and suspenseful ghost tales to lovers of grotesque torture industrial-styled horror. After leading character, Tim Randolph, goes to Manila to meet the sexy girl of his dreams, Lily, he finds out, too late, that Lily has some dark secrets. These secrets catapult Tim on a journey through Manila that involves questions of love, death and sanity. The novel draws from first-hand research into the geography, customs, politics, culture and folklore of the Philippines. Manila Demon portrays both sides of Manila in riveting detail, the beauty of the landscape and kindness of the people contrasted with the corruption, murder, madness and mayhem that percolates just beneath the surface. From local Manila fixtures of cockfights, Aswang, Balete Drive, shabu, Ozone Disco, Burgos Street, North Cemetery and the Film Center to international phenomenon like Stockholm syndrome, expat safety, identity crisis and demonic possession, horror fans around the world will find passionate spills, thrills and chills here. Like Manila Demon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manilademon

Innocent Colors

Author: Arunesh Dixit

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 148283605X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 94

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This book is the lyrical depiction of experiences, aspirations, emotions, and hopes. These lifes bittersweet experiences and encounters are penned down into the logically connected verses. The poems included here are from the very vast areas of lifesuch as life of a fresh recruit in an office, the positivity of an interview reject, close observation of the various activities of an owl, from the wetness of rains to the lazy lying under the leaves of grass in a sunny day. Poems also include a tribute to the departed sister and also talks about the importance of mother in our life, the role of father, and also touched in short is the toil they take to raise us. Some poems are trying to touch upon the different aspects of life and the duties of being human.

Letters to Michael Jackson

Author: Karen Z. Taylor

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1403385025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 3445

This book is about the life of one person who claims Charles Manson has a different name and who has been investigated wrongfully and has had Michael Jackson, a.k.a. King of Pop, involved in her life because of it all. This book was written with the hopes of a positive outcome.

Selections from Rossetti and Morris

Author: H. M. Burton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107692237

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

View: 5793

This book was first published in 1929 and contains a selection of poetry and prose from two prominent members of the Pre-Raphaelites, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris. The selections are arranged chronologically in most instances, highlighting the development of style and subject matter in each author's oeuvre. A generous introduction is supplied, outlining the ideology of the Pre-Raphaelite movement and providing short biographical sketches of both Rossetti and Morris, and critical notes are included for several of the works. This volume will appeal to anyone wishing to trace the different interpretations of the Pre-Raphaelite movement by two of its most famous literary figures.