Within the pages of the Bible God has placed pictures of the promise that He made to Adam in Eden. This is the Gospel, the good news that a Savior would come and restore to man what the Devil had stolen. These pictures can be found beneath the surface of many of the events and personages of the Old Testament. The purpose of this book is to reveal these pictures and to move the reader beyond the historicity and morality of the Word of God, as important as those are, and to show that the Bible is a truly supernatural document without equal in the sacred texts of the worlds religions. It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. Proverbs 25:2
Author: Michael Phelps
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2012-08-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Prepare to peek into the mind of a champion, known as the most decorated Olympian of all time with 28 medals, including 23 gold, with this newly updated edition of Michael Phelps’s autobiography, Beneath the Surface. In this candid memoir, Phelps talks openly about his battle with attention deficit disorder, the trauma of his parents’ divorce, and the challenges that come with being thrust into the limelight. Readers worldwide will relive all the heart-stopping glory as Phelps completes his journey from the youngest man to ever set a world swimming record in 2001, to an Olympic powerhouse in 2008, to surpassing the greatest athlete of ancient Greece, Leonidas of Rhodes, with 13 triumphs in 2016. Athletes and fans alike will be fascinated by insights into Phelps’s training, mental preparation, and behind-the-scenes perspective on international athletic competitions. A chronicle of Phelps’s evolution from awkward teenager to record-breaking powerhouse, Beneath the Surface is a must-read for any sports fan.
Waterman and Standup surfer and racer Zane Schweitzer gives a rare and personal glimpse of his life "Beneath the Surface" of what you usually see. Through a lifetime of journal writing he has selected personal stories to share with readers of all ages. Whether or not you enjoy watersports, Zane's insights, "attitude of gratitude, zest for life and appreciation of the people he's met around the globe will engage you from the very first chapter. From Zane Schweitzer, "Just as hidden caverns, reefs and extreme rock formations create the waves and shape the ocean’s personality, there are motivations, dreams, goals, choices and influences lying beneath the surface that have shaped my life. In this book, through a collection of stories, people, events and life-practices, my hope is that you will discover what lies beneath my surface. Of the many mantras that have helped me innovate and inspire, the most powerful is 'Learn from the past, live in the present and manifest your future.' Throughout the course of this book, you’ll get a peek at how I’ve applied that mantra to my life, beginning when I was 13 and carrying through to the present day. You’ll learn to apply it to your life, too."
Beneath the Surface is an extension of the author’s two previous books that offer the unique blend of science and sport. This book focuses on Lake Norman North Carolina but all of its information is useful to any fresh water fisherman. The author is considered a Sonar expert and this book is full of Sonar image photo interpretations to help those fishermen who have not developed the skill of using Sonar fish finders to improve their catch rate. The tips presented on catching the various species of fish resident to Lake Norman are useful for these species wherever they reside. Several myths about fishing are discussed and some of these myths are crushed by the Author with detailed back up information to support his contentions.
Author: Eric Katz
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date: 2000
The philosophy of deep ecology originated in the 1970s with the Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess and has since spread around the world. Its basic premises are a belief in the intrinsic value of nonhuman nature, a belief that ecological principles should dictate human actions and moral evaluations, an emphasis on noninterference into natural processes, and a critique of materialism and technological progress.This book approaches deep ecology as a philosophy, not as a political, social, or environmental movement. In part I, the authors compare deep ecology's philosophical ideas with other positions and debates in environmental philosophy and to other schools of thought such as social ecology, ecofeminism, and moral pluralism. In part II, they investigate the connections between deep ecology and other contemporary world views, such as continental philosophy, postmodernism, and non-Western philosophical traditions. The first anthology on deep ecology that is not primarily the work of the movement's followers, Beneath the Surface offers a rigorous assessment of deep ecology's strengths and weaknesses as a philosophical position.Contributors : John Clark, Deane Curtin, Arran Gare, William Grey, Mathew Humphrey, Knut Jacobsen, Eric Katz, Andrew Light, Jonathan Maskit, Val Plumwood, David Rothenberg, Ariel Salleh, Bron Taylor, Michael Zimmerman.
This book offers an overview of the rapidly expanding field of Psycho-Social research. Drawing on aspects of discourse psychology, continental philosophy and anthropological and neuro-scientific understandings of the emotions, psycho-social studies has emerged as an embryonic new paradigm in the human sciences. Psycho-social studies uses psychoanalytic concepts and principles to illuminate core issues within the social sciences. The present volume contributes to the development of the new research methodologies in a number of ways. It is written largely from the point of view of practitioners who are also researchers. Although contributors draw largely upon object-relations traditions in psychoanalysis, other influences are also present, particularly from continental philosophy and the sociology of the emotions. It develops an approach to epistemology - how we know what we know, which is strongly informed by a living approach to psychoanalysis, not just as a theory but as a way of being in the world - that is as a stance.
Author: John Hargrove
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2015-03-24
*Now a New York Times Best Seller* Over the course of two decades, John Hargrove worked with 20 different whales on two continents and at two of SeaWorld's U.S. facilities. For Hargrove, becoming an orca trainer fulfilled a childhood dream. However, as his experience with the whales deepened, Hargrove came to doubt that their needs could ever be met in captivity. When two fellow trainers were killed by orcas in marine parks, Hargrove decided that SeaWorld's wildly popular programs were both detrimental to the whales and ultimately unsafe for trainers. After leaving SeaWorld, Hargrove became one of the stars of the controversial documentary Blackfish. The outcry over the treatment of SeaWorld's orca has now expanded beyond the outlines sketched by the award-winning documentary, with Hargrove contributing his expertise to an advocacy movement that is convincing both federal and state governments to act. In Beneath the Surface, Hargrove paints a compelling portrait of these highly intelligent and social creatures, including his favorite whales Takara and her mother Kasatka, two of the most dominant orcas in SeaWorld. And he includes vibrant descriptions of the lives of orcas in the wild, contrasting their freedom in the ocean with their lives in SeaWorld. Hargrove's journey is one that humanity has just begun to take-toward the realization that the relationship between the human and animal worlds must be radically rethought.
C.C. Reed’s first collection of poetry details her coming of age in all of its glory. It is a colorful memoir of how she “found” herself and learned to love who she is through joys, pains and ugly happenings alike. C.C. has been writing and collecting her poetry for this lyrical autobiography of sorts for well over twenty years. Thus, some of the works included such as “Sunshine” and “Dad Can You Hear Me?” were written as early as seven years old when she first discovered the natural rhythm of her words. Her poetry is real, to the point and is capable of drawing the reader into the complex emotions she experienced on her journey to womanhood. C.C. has a unique style and though much of her poetry lacks actual rhyme and rhythm she seems to dance with the words as they leave her pen enticing readers of all ages and stages of life to join in and sing along to her music as she pours out the soul of her story.
Connie and Oletha are like two peas in a pod. After meeting for the first time on a Sunday afternoon after one of Reverend Pete's dynamic sermons at the local church, the fair-skinned Connie and the cocoa brown Oletha connect immediately and two strangers become best friends right then and there. As the young girls become closer, they talk about boys during weekly youth sessions at church. While Oletha excitedly describes Leon, a high school athlete who is handsome, muscular, and a soon-to-be-lover, Connie's mind is occupied with thoughts of Melvin, a young churchgoer. But on a hot summer evening while walking to the country store, Oletha and Connie realize that everything in life can change in an instant. Leon stops to offer them a ride and asks Connie who has always been mesmerized with Oletha's descriptions of the attractive athlete to ride up front. As an already hot summer night becomes even more heated, Connie must face a monumental decision. Torn between the advice of her churchgoing mother and the advice of her best friend, Connie knows that the choice she makes is going to bring unpredictable changes to not only her life, but the lives of others.
After a harrowing experience with an obsessed patient, oncology nurse practitioner Leigh Weston needed a change. She thought she'd left her troubles behind when she moved home to Carrington, North Carolina, and took a job in the emergency department of the local hospital. But when someone tampers with her brakes, she fears the past has chased her into the present. She reaches out to her high school friend turned homicide investigator, Ryan Parker, for help. Ryan finds satisfaction in his career, but his favorite way to use his skills is as a volunteer underwater investigator with the Carrington County Sheriff's Office dive team. When the body of a wealthy businessman is discovered in Lake Porter, the investigation uncovers a possible serial killer--one with a terrifying connection to Leigh Weston and deadly implications for them all. Dive into the depths of fear with an exciting new voice in romantic suspense. Award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn grabs readers by the throat and doesn't let go until the final heart-pounding page.