Author: S. Simone Chavous
Publisher: S. Simone Chavous
Release Date: 2013-06-13
Alexa Ryan has a comfortable life, but an unusual condition forces her to keep the world, and all hope of love, at a distance. Ethan Kellar spent his long life running from his destiny, from his role in changing the fate of the world. Until the night Alexa falls into his arms. Believing she is the key to escaping his fate, Ethan gives in to their intense physical attraction only to discover that in trying to cheat destiny, he set it in motion. So he does the only thing he can to save them both. He walks away. Consumed by grief, Alexa is lost until she learns her brief encounter with love resulted in a child. When that child falls ill, her search for answers leads her back to Ethan and thrusts her into his dark and mysterious world, unlocking the secrets of her past and revealing threats to their future. Together, they fight to protect their love, but one battle remains that Ethan must fight alone as he struggles to choose his own path and avoid the choices of fate.
Author: Charles E. Marske
Publisher: University Press of America
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Social Science
Risk is always present; only the probabilities of risk vary. Communities of Fate offers an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the social origins and organization of risk. By emphasizing the social aspects of risk and illustrating the range of circumstances in which risk is not only socially defined but socially created, the author helps demonstrate the extent to which reducing risk is not a technical problem, but, within Habermas' framework, a practical one. In short, how do we encourage all people, including those predisposed to technical solutions, to appreciate the extent to which risk is socially constructed and, thus, to join the socio-political struggle to reduce it where that is possible? Contents: Introduction; Theoretical Frameworks-The Classical Statements; Theoretical Frameworks-The Contemporary Statements; Empirical Case Studies of Risk; Policy Implications.
Author: Chris Rojek
Release Date: 2013-12-19
Genre: Social Science
First published in 1985, this title explores theories of leisure in a capitalist society. Basing his argument on a refutation of the conventional association of leisure with freedom and free time, Chris Rojek examines the four main structural characteristics of modern leisure practice: privatisation, individuation, commercialisation and pacification. The writings of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and Freud are used to locate the question of leisure in more mainstream social theory. This interesting reissue will be of particular value to students of sociology and leisure studies, and those with an interest in the relationship between leisure and power.
In life there will always be choices and the right choice is often the hardest one to make; you've got to ask yourself, can you live with the consequences? When everything falls apart, you can either give up or learn to pick up the pieces and start again and that is exactly what Karla Berkeley does. Heading to New York, Karla is ready to embark on her happy ever after, only things are not quite as she hoped they would be, or should be! Karla finds herself facing new challenges but when faced with the toughest one of all, will she find the strength to keep going or will she fall back into the clutches of her addiction? She soon realises that the only way to keep herself from slipping is to shut down, but at what cost?
Author: Jeff Inlo
Publisher: Jeff Inlo
Ryson Acumen finds that his time of service to the Land of Uton and its people is not yet complete. Together with Holli Brances and Lief Woodson, they must work together once more to end a growing threat and to meet their own undeniable destinies. It is not without loss or sacrifice as they struggle to battle grotesque forces of malevolence. Enemies once forgotten return to hold sway over each ensuing conflict. Under the conniving guidance of the serp Sazar, legions of dark creatures rise out of Dark Spruce Forest. Allying himself with a sorceress of power in the Lacobian desert, Sazar finds the strength to rule and turns his lustful eyes eastward. Targeting the outposts and farmlands surrounding Connel, the serp forms a dark army to bring terror to the humans. Even as Ryson and his elf friends struggle against such foes, they look to the powerful wizard Enin for aid, but the spell-caster remains withdrawn from nearly every clash. It is within him to decimate the entire horde, but the consequences of such intended actions trouble his very soul. An understanding of balance has taught the wizard more than caution, it has led him to the presence of a being of equal power, but a creature with intentions of malice. Enin's unwillingness to interfere in the choices of individuals is born of the belief that he must allow all those around him to seek their own path. While these paths may differ, each will lead those that travel them to their ultimate fate.
“Intuitive Being shows us how to unlock the power of our intuition to make better decisions and live a more satisfying life.” —Deepak Chopra, author of Super Genes One of GOOP's Fall '16 Nonfiction Top Picks We all possess an intuition far more powerful than we realize. Discover how to unlock its incredible wisdom with Intuitive Being. Beloved by celebrities and CEOs alike, intuitive medium Jill Willard's revolutionary approach to honing and tapping into the profound potential of your intuition teaches readers: How our inner voice is fundamentally connected to spirit How to unleash the power and wisdom of intuition through unblocking and balancing each of the seven energy centers within ourselves--the gateways that connect our inner being to spirit How that connection is at the heart of intuition How to use that connection for better decision-making and informed choices that lead to unlimited growth and ultimate abundance in every area of our lives "Jill Willard... guided us through tapping into and translating gut instinct greater knowing." —GOOP
The world today is facing a bewildering array of problems where human behavior is both brazen and bizarre. Those who are searching for a way out are daring to ask fundamental questions: "What is man's rightful place? Are we a doomed species? Is God becoming weary of mankind?" In "Man's Fate and God's Choice, " Bhimeswara Challa shares his comprehensive study of human behavior that suggests that the very paradigm of our thinking is inappropriate for the current challenges we face. In a thoughtful, innovative presentation of ideas, Challa posits that any betterment in human behavior needs a cathartic change at the deepest level, ultimately reawakening the intelligence of the human heart. He begins by examining the greatest challenge of this generation of human beings and continues by placing the multiple identities of man in perspective, reviewing our growing insensitivity to human suffering. Finally, he looks to the living world for inspiration, metaphors, and models for human transformation. "Man's Fate and God's Choice" incisively covers an array of issues and proposes an agenda for action as it challenges those who see misery and ask "Why?" to also see the promise in the rainbow and then ask "Why not?"
Author: Dr Hari Parameshwar
Publisher: Leadstart Publishing PvtLtd
Release Date: 2014-10-22
“Humans are souls, buried deep below the coloured dusts of knowledge and experiences of the consciousness, within their physical bodies. The soul, when it deserts the body, dispenses with the colours of dusts to emerge as purest of the pure light. Yet, due to a cosmic error, if it carries some of the coloured dusts with it before manifesting in another physical form, then what could be the fate of that soul?” The novel, Chase of Choices, the story of a never-ending search—in today’s global context—is recounted through Olivia, an American woman—a divorcee and, mother of two—who falls in love with an Indian, believing him to be the soul mate for whom her soul had longed for, since long. The story is as emotional, as inquisitive and romantic it is. Yet, at the same time, the underlying vibes are enlightening: revealing as many as 46 universal laws of human life, through 46 short chapters. Dr Hari Parameshwar, through this gripping and thrilling fiction, divulges how choices could sometimes really mess up one’s life in our incessant strive to embrace balance—in work, personal life and family—whilst exposing the hollowness in the institution of marriage and depletion of values in family system, in utmost and brutal honesty.
Another Side of Destiny Emily has a secret she dare not tell her husband, one she won't even confide to the shades of her parents. For Emily desires a gift more precious than charms, and more valuable than silver. But to make it hers, Emily must challenge fate. A short-story of fate and destiny from the Lands of the Sweet Waters. "Sorry," I whisper. I lean over him, and find a stubble-free patch of cheek to kiss. "I'm getting up." "Mm," he says. "It's nothing. Don't worry." The bed creaks as it loses my weight. I scoop up sandals and balance my charm box in the crook of an arm. At the curtain, I bunch the beads together so they won't rustle. My husband lies still, and his snore is restarting. In our courtyard, the shadow of the eastern wall covers everything, except our water charm at the tip of its reed pole. The sky is a flat, soft, morning blue. I think the day promises to be warmer than yesterday. I tie my sandals, and notice there's a scuff on one heel. It has to be from last night, when I was holding my new-born niece, and not looking where I was walking. From our chest, I lift out linen strips: light blue today like the sky. I wrap my loins and pin a strip in place. Dissatisfied, I pin it tighter, then wrap my breasts so tightly they ache. Today, my charms need to be close. "Mother and Father," I say, and bow to their statues. "Welcome to the new day." Yesterday's offering of oil has gone. I pour new drops for them on their little clay feet. "We had dinner with Jon's brother and their children," I tell them. "The new baby does have Jon's eyes." I want to tell my parents of the warding charm, but I can't: it'll make it too real. "Well," I say and try to smile. "Well." I know I'm hesitating. ... (Keywords: glamour, charm, wish, enchantment, fate, tablet, clay, free, freebie, epic fantasy, ancient world, historical fantasy, alternate history, sword and sorcery, short story)
Author: Amy M. Donaldson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2011-04-14
From the first episode to the latest feature film, two main symbols provide the driving force for the iconic television series The X-Files: Fox Mulder's I Want to Believe poster and Dana Scully's cross necklace. Mulder's poster may feature a flying saucer, but the phrase I want to believe refers to more than simply the quest for the truth about aliens. The search for extraterrestrial life, the truth that is out there, is a metaphor for the search for God. The desire to believe in something greater than ourselves is part of human nature: we want to believe. Scully's cross represents this desire to believe, as well as the internal struggle between faith and what we can see and prove. The X-Files depicts this struggle by posing questions and exploring possible answers, both natural and supernatural. Why would God let the innocent suffer? Can God forgive even the most heinous criminal? What if God is giving us signs to point the way to the truth, but we're not paying attention? These are some of the questions raised by The X-Files. In the spirit of the show, this book uses the symbols and images presented throughout the series to pose such questions and explore some of the answers, particularly in the Christian tradition. With a focus on key themes of the series--faith, hope, love, and truth--along the way, this book journeys from the desire to believe to the message of the cross.
Author: Stephen P. Robbins
Publisher: Pearson Education
Release Date: 2014-10-06
Make better decisions – every day, everywhere! Decide and Conquer, Second Edition brings together all the practical skills you need to do just that. This quick, concise book identifies every key obstacle to quality decision-making and shows exactly how to overcome them. You'll discover how your personality impacts your decision-making, why instincts and experience can lead you astray, how to simplify complex decisions without oversimplifying them and much more. Renowned management author Dr. Stephen P. Robbins translates cutting-edge research findings about human behavior and decision-making into language anyone can understand – and act upon. In this Second Edition, he provides many new and updated examples, updated research, and new coverage, including these crucial new topics: Are you a Maximizer or a Satisficer – and what it means for your decision-making Overcoming the familiarity bias, adaptation bias, and fear-of-loss bias How to stop throwing good money after bad Knowing when doing nothing is your best option Accounting for gendered decision-making styles Decide and Conquer, Second Edition covers everything from goal-setting and risk-taking to overconfidence to procrastination, and offers indispensable insights for overcoming the multiple biases that are built into all human decision-makers. You'll use Robbins' powerful techniques to improve every decision you make – about your relationships, career, finances, everything!
Author: Philip Bobbitt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 1984-03-15
Genre: Political Science
Here, Philip Bobbitt studies the basis for the legitimacy of judicial review by examining six types of constitutional argument--historical, textual, structural, prudential doctrinal, and ethical--through the unusual method of contrasting sketches of prominent legal figures responding to the constitutional crises of their day.
Kate and Sam Blake were the recipients of the essence of an ancient civilization. Their tasks; return the essences to their home world and prepare for a war that was prophesized in the sixth century on Earth. Over time, when no war materialized, they became convinced the prophesy was wrong and settled down to relatively normal lives. Kate has been kidnapped. She has been told the prophesy was not wrong and that she is one of the keys to survival of four worlds. Alacea is a key outpost in the coming conflict, but they are on the verge of a civil war. Her abductor is faced with a problem that must be resolved before they arrive at Alacea. Kate has steadfastly rejected the source of the gifts she has received and her own destiny. She must be convinced to overcome the conflicts that plague her. Lives depend on it.