The Zero Blessing

The Zero Blessing Author Christopher G. Nuttall
ISBN-10 1544770839
Year 2017-04
Pages 376
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Caitlyn Aguirre should have been a magician. Her family certainly expected her to be a magician. But by the time she reached her twelfth birthday, Caitlyn hadn't even managed to cast a single spell! In desperation, her parents send her - and her magical sisters - to Jude's Sorcerous Academy, her last best chance to discover her powers. But as she struggles to survive her classes without a single spell to her name, Caitlyn starts to uncover an ancient mystery that may prove the key to her true powers ... ... If she lives long enough to find it.

The Zero Hour

The Zero Hour Author Andrew Horton
ISBN-10 0691019207
Year 1992
Pages 287
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press

Now faced with the "zero hour" created by a new freedom of expression and the dramatic breakup of the Soviet Union, Soviet cinema has recently become one of the most interesting in the world, aesthetically as well as politically. How have Soviet filmmakers responded to the challenges of glasnost? To answer this question, the American film scholar Andrew Horton and the Soviet critic Michael Brashinsky offer the first book-length study of the rapid changes in Soviet cinema that have been taking place since 1985. What emerges from their collaborative dialogue is not only a valuable work of film criticism but also a fascinating study of contemporary Soviet culture in general. Horton and Brashinsky examine a wide variety of films from BOMZH (initials standing for homeless drifter) through Taxi Blues and the glasnost blockbuster Little Vera to the Latvian documentary Is It Easy to Be Young? and the "new wave" productions of the "Wild Kazakh boys." The authors argue that the medium that once served the Party became a major catalyst for the deconstruction of socialism, especially through documentary filmmaking. Special attention is paid to how filmmakers from 1985 through 1990 represent the newly "discovered" past of the pre-glasnost era and how they depict troubled youth and conflicts over the role of women in society. The book also emphasizes the evolving uses of comedy and satire and the incorporation of "genre film" techniques into a new popular cinema. An intriguing discussion of films of Georgia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Kazakhstan ends the work.

Retirement Bane Or Blessing

Retirement  Bane Or Blessing Author Morris M. Schnore
ISBN-10 9780889201392
Year 1985
Pages 94
Language en
Publisher Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

Over the last twenty years in Canada there has been an increasing trend toward retirement at age sixty-five or earlier. Despite this trend, relatively few social scientists have studied the transition and consequences of retirement. The need for Canadian research regarding retirement is especially acute because the processes of retirement are culture-bound, and generalizations from data gathered in other countries may not be warranted. This study bridges that gap, providing a model for assessing subjective well-being among workers and retirees and thoroughly testing that model in the field. Many of the empirical findings of this study contradict predictions made on the basis of the “identity crisis” theory of retirement—that theory which posited retirement as a degrading experience, a self-destruction of the image the retiree once had of himself or herself as a worker and productive member of society. The indications of the empirical findings presented here are that, in fact, satisfaction with life, or some aspects of it, is commonly found to be high or higher among older adults than among the younger. In the course of the study, the author examines several different theories of adjustment to retirement, presents a model for measuring satisfaction among retirees more empirically than has been done, and suggests some of the policy decisions that might reasonably be proposed on the basis of the study’s findings. Morris M. Schnore taught in the Department of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario.

The Blessing Next to the Wound

The Blessing Next to the Wound Author Hector Aristizabal
ISBN-10 9781590562444
Year 2010-09-08
Language en
Publisher Lantern Books

The story of a torture survivor from Colombia who has dedicated his life to healing the pains of others. Shockingly honest, heartbreaking, and vibrantly told, The Blessing Next to the Wound is a passionate and evocative memoir that, amid enormous suffering and loss, is a full-throated affirmation of life.

The Making Process

The Making Process Author J. Wilkerson
ISBN-10 9780595385904
Year 2006-02-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher iUniverse

Forget about the myth of the supersaint or the superstar Christian. God's design for your life is not an event but a making process. The key for us who name the name of Jesus Christ is that if we remain faithful to that process, God will be faithful to the product of our lives.

A Blessing In Disguise

A Blessing In Disguise Author Nathan Simmons
ISBN-10 9781477162613
Year 2003-10-22
Pages 145
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation

A Blessing In Disguise is the story of a man which contain a message. The story is necessary to show how ordinary a man can be from the start of life, how only the here and now is important. Once his ego surface, not only the here and now are important, but the past and the future becomes essential. The conclusion that ones history is only about four hundred years old leaves him without a foundation, and we only search our past for direction into the future. A four hundred year old past bring the future to an haw. A void appears, the search ends, the ego is deflated, the man is incomplete, an endangered species. The message I received was short and to the point, “ If you want to know something , read The Bible”. The Word, told a story about the history of mankind from the beginning, I only needed to know which man would represent my history, and the choice of the three was not minds. The message was truly a blessing, but one not only for me. I was born again, not only had I discovered a past not known to me but I also discovered a future to one day be granted. To understand who I have become you too must read and study The Word. Until the world acknowledge and accept who I Am, there will be no blessings, no harmony, no peace. We must put a stop to hiding The Word of God before there is nothing left but The Word.

My Blessing in Disguise The Separation

My Blessing in Disguise  The Separation Author Danielle Nutter
ISBN-10 9781452514598
Year 2014-07-28
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher Balboa Press

Life as Danielle knew it, vanished! A new world of spiritual awareness and development miraculously appeared. In spite of this, the new beginning set off a series of events that erupted deep undesirable emotions and surfaced repressed issues that led to depression, hopelessness and borderline suicide. Discover how Danielle was able to heal her broken heart, awaken as a spiritual being and presently live her life as an example for others to learn and follow.

Trauma and Transformation at Ground Zero

Trauma and Transformation at Ground Zero Author Storm Swain
ISBN-10 9781451418606
Year 2011
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Fortress Press

"From personal interviews with chaplains at the temporary mortuary at Ground Zero and her own experiences as an Episcopal priest, psychotherapist, and chaplain, Storm Swain offers a new model of pastoral care grounded in theology and practice. Reflecting on experiences of suffering faced in ministry, Swain considers what it means to love in these instances and what is involved in ministering in these contexts. Within this model, caregivers can move from a place of trauma to a place of transformation, which enables wholeness and healing for both caregivers and those for whom they care" -- Publisher description.

The Smudging and Blessings Book

The Smudging and Blessings Book Author Jane Alexander
ISBN-10 1402766815
Year 2009-04-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

For millennia, Native Americans have burned sacred plants in a bowl or on a stick to clear space of negative energies and restore balance. These simple smudging rituals can change your life, too. Learn how to combine smudging with other ancient techniques to promote healing or to turn your home into a spiritual sanctuary. Celebrate a baby’s birth with a gentle blessing that welcomes a new soul into the world. Begin each morning with a simple cleaning so you’ll sail through the day with confidence and hope. This natural power is available to everyone.

The Land the Seed and the Blessing

The Land  the Seed and the Blessing Author William T. Kump
ISBN-10 9781630472269
Year 2014-05-01
Pages 398
Language en
Publisher Morgan James Publishing

Have you searched for a description and an explanation as to where and when events of the Bible are placed in the history of our earth? Have you looked often for a book which teaches you of the story, the narrative, of the Bible, as it truly flows, as does a historical novel? You have probably heard many interpretations and read many footnotes in Bibles with commentaries and dictionaries but still have a void or a feeling of inadequacy in your complete understanding. Perhaps you long to draw closer to the Bible, and to God. ""The Land, the Seed and the Blessing"" will lead you into a comfortable understanding of the Bible. It will lead you into a deeper reading of the Bible itself. This is the book for which you have been searching. The Land, the Seed and the Blessing is perfect for: The average pew sitter who cannot put it all together. Young parent-inquirer who is somewhat intimidated about church and Bible. Students in a college level semester thru-the-Bible course, chapters are classes. Instructors and scholars who find minimal disagreement and recommend it. Preachers who want to do the Bible in 48 sermons of 20 to 50 minutes each.

The Wound and the Blessing

The Wound and the Blessing Author Luigino Bruni
ISBN-10 9781565484283
Year 2012
Pages 123
Language en
Publisher New City Press

Bruni offers an authoritative and innovative look at the cultural and anthropological premises underlying contemporary market economies and their promises. He points out the need for balancing the increasing tendency toward isolation with the human need for relationships. Bruni proposes gratuitousness -- free and open reciprocity, quite different from altruism -- as a means of maximizing the benefits of the market without losing the joy that comes from putting relationships with others first.

Blessing Over Darkness

Blessing Over Darkness Author Pheara (Peter) Am
ISBN-10 9781440124075
Year 2009-03
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher iUniverse

Pheara (Peter) Am was born in June 1970 in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, to a family of six. It was a time of the prosperous Khmer Republic, when the Cambodian economy was strong. Am heard mixed political messages as a child; his father believed communism was good, while his uncle repeatedly said that communism was evil. During the United States evacuation from Cambodia, many Cambodian orphans were taken to America. Am and his brother were given the opportunity to leave the country, but their parents refused to let them go. Their father doubted that the Khmer Rouge would take over the country, so the family remained in Cambodia. When the regime did take over the country in April, 1975, senseless violence and killings took place throughout Phnom Penh. Am shares the terrifying memories of his life during the horrific Khmer Rouge regime, his harrowing experiences living under another communist regime, the People's Republic of Kampuchea, and his amazing ability to find forgiveness after peace returned to Cambodia in 1993. Experience the riveting, firsthand accounts of Blessings over Darkness: A Real Life Journey From Darkness to Blessing.

The Blessing of the Bikes Other Life Cycles

The Blessing of the Bikes   Other Life Cycles Author Anthony Labriola
ISBN-10 9781681140940
Year 2015-04-30
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Anaphora Literary Press

The Blessing of the Bikes & Other LifeCycles is a themed collection in three parts that catalogues and values urban life. It chronicles the way we imagine and reimagine the city. In so doing, the poems become urban praise songs. What would we miss if it were all to go missing? Even if we left the place behind for new cities (or the wilderness), what would always remain dear to us? What would our lives be without the places we have known, including public and private spaces? These poems measure and chart the value of our neighbourhoods and the spirit of the city that we wish to preserve. By meditating on our storied past, the poems in The Bless of the Bikes & Other LifeCycles measure and chart the value of where we live and consider pathways to the city’s future.