From author B.Gage comes the first release in the new 'Changing Seasons' collection. Angie Webber—Leaving Mistysprings, is both reminiscent and adventurous. Set in the early 1900’s, a young lady, born and raised in a quaint, rural community dreams of finishing her schooling in the prestigious 'Teacher Training Academy' in the most famous city in the world.
Will it remain a dream or can she make it a living reality? Travel the path with Angie, from the familiar boarders of her home to the hustle and bustle of New York City. Time will tell if the different opportunities presented have the power to alter her course for better or for worse. Amidst it all, will she be able to holdfast to her faith or will it take a back seat to life in the fast lane?
Gives a richly referenced and closely argued reading of J.K.Rowling's Harry Potter books, drawing out connections within the writing to illuminate Christian spiritual values in them.
Long-term thinking and planning is such an ingrained part of everyday life that we tend either not to see it or merely take it for granted. From pensions, retirements, holiday planning, marriage (or divorce) to corporate strategy and choosing the right school for our kids—the assumptions we make about tomorrow tend to be sketchy at best. Why do we so often underplay such important future plans in our lives? One of the main reasons is that we have never been given the right tools with which to think and plan ahead. Futurology—the art of thinking ahead—has often been relegated to science fiction writers and witch doctors. In fact, it's a tool that can actually help us understand and plan for a better future for ourselves. This book, by a leading futurologist, presents the practical tools of long-term thinking and planning for the everyday situations that we all face.
Walt Whitman experienced the agonies of the Civil War firsthand, working, in his forties, as a dedicated volunteer throughout the conflict in Washington's overcrowded, understaffed military hospitals. This superb selection of his poems, letters, and prose from the war years, filled with the sights and sounds of war and its ugly aftermath, express a vast and powerful range of emotions. Among the poems include here, first published in Drum-Taps (1865) and Sequel to Drum-Taps (1866), are a number of Whitman's most famous works: "O Captain! My Captain!" "The Wound-Dresser," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," and "Come Up from the Fields, Father." The letters and prose selections, including Whitman's musings on the publication of his works, on the wounded men he tended, and his impressions of Lincoln traveling about the city of Washington, offer keen insights into an extraordinary era in American history.
Nella Provenza del XVI secolo, mentre le truppe del Papa perseguitano e massacrano i valdesi, qualcuno uccide e fa a pezzi fanciulle innocenti, strappando loro il fegato. Quale macabro segreto si cela dietro questi inspiegabili delitti? Chi ne è il responsabile? E perché mai Dio divide anziché unire? Messer Dieu, chirurgo, filosofo e avventuriero, deve ricorrere a tutta la sua intelligenza, al suo intuito e al suo amore per l'umanità, ma pure alla scienza e alla propria coscienza, per smascherare l'assassino e giungere alla verità. Lungo la sua tormentata indagine incontrerà santi, inquisitori, criminali, dannati...
e una giovane donna dagli occhi verdi che conquisterà per sempre il suo cuore.
The biggest surprise - and disappointment - that life holds is that it is over so fast. The golden tomorrow, to which most people (usually women) put off their hopes rarely appears. This is the on learned by Helen McLean in her memoir. Details from a Larger Canvas is about a woman with the expectations of her time and class heavy upon her shoulders; in short, she is supposed to be much the same woman as her Rosedale matron mother-in-law whose life was bound up in sets of rules and whose life had little expression except in the form of materialistic acquisition and censure. Instead, Helen creates her own life - and, while painting a portrait of Margaret Laurence, finds a woman with whom she has common ground.