Keine andere Autorin hat über die Jahrzehnte hin den Rassenkonflikt in Amerika so konsequent und leidenschaftlich beschrieben wie die Literaturnobelpreisträgerin Toni Morrison. "Gott, hilf dem Kind" setzt den mit "Jazz" begonnenen Zyklus fort, in dem Morrison die Situation der Schwarzen in den USA beleuchtet. Ein weiterer großer Roman der im Kampf gegen Rassismus engagierten Autorin. Lula Ann ist ein so tiefschwarzes Baby, dass ihre Mutter Sweetness bei der Geburt fast zu Tode erschrickt und der Vater die junge Familie auf der Stelle verlässt, weil er nicht glauben kann, dass dieses Kind von ihm ist. Sweetness erzieht Lula Ann zu Gehorsam und Unterwürfigkeit, nur nicht auffallen, aus Angst vor rassistischen Angriffen. Doch die heranwachsende Tochter sträubt sich gegen die verordnete Angepasstheit. Sie ändert ihren Namen, in Bride, kleidet sich in provokant strahlendes Weiß, macht Karriere bei einer Kosmetikfirma, verliebt sich in einen geheimnisvollen Mann und befreit sich auf ihre Weise von der Vergangenheit. Zwei starke Frauen, zwei verschiedene Lebensentwürfe, in dem Versuch, sich zu schützen und gleichzeitig zu behaupten. Ein Roman, der zur Weltliteratur gehört.
Hear Me Out addresses most of the basic growing-up problems, presenting workable ways to solve them. The compiled tips given here for successful living will help the younger generation to live more freely as well as to make wiser decisions in all areas of their lives. This will ensure that they achieve balance and abundant happiness. Hear Me Out is billed to promote healthy and well-rounded youth. All the steps are concise, comprehensive, and very user-friendly.
Author: Saladin Ahmed
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2013-01-17
Traditional swords & sorcery fantasy with an authentic middle-eastern spin. The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, land of djenn and ghuls, holy warriors and heretics, Khalifs and killers, is at boiling point. A power struggle between the iron-fisted Khalif and the mysterious master thief known as the Falcon Prince is reaching its climax. In the midst of this brewing rebellion, a series of brutal supernatural murders strikes at the heart of the Kingdoms. Only a handful of reluctant heroes can learn the truth, and stop the killing. Doctor Adoulla Makhslood just wants a quiet cup of tea. Three score and more years old, he has grown weary of hunting monsters and saving lives, and is more than ready to retire from his dangerous and demanding vocation. But when an old flame's family is murdered, Adoulla is drawn back to the hunter's path. Raseed bas Raseed, Adoulla's young assistant, a hidebound holy warrior whose prowess is matched only by his piety, is eager to deliver God's justice. Zamia Badawi has been gifted with the near-mythical power of the Lion-Shape, but shunned by her people for daring to take up a man's title. She lives only to avenge her father's death. Until she learns that Adoulla and his allies also hunt her father's killer. Until she meets Raseed. When they learn that the murders and the Falcon Prince's brewing revolution are connected, the companions must race against time to save the life of a vicious despot. In so doing they discover a plot for the Throne of the Crescent Moon that threatens to turn the city, and the world itself, into a blood-soaked ruin.
Moriah Dru's weekend off with her lover, Lieutenant Richard Lake, is interrupted when Atlanta juvenile court judge Portia Devon hires Dru to find two sisters who've gone missing after their foster parents' house burns down. An ex-cop, Dru established Child Trace, Inc., after leaving the force. Judge Devon sees to it that Lake is assigned to head the police investigation, because Dru and Lake together have a habit of solving cases. After questioning the neighbors, the couple decide that the abduction of the girls looks like more than an ordinary kidnapping. Dru learns that in the past eight years two other foster children from the area have gone missing. The investigation turns up a snitch who tells Dru he's heard that a secret sex organization, with members named after chess pieces, is bound for Costa Rica with two girls. The chase is on to stop the kidnappers before they escape the country. The latest winner of the Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition, The End Game features a strong new heroine in a vivid Southern setting. Gerrie Ferris Finger puts a new spin on the classic mystery novel.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2013-10-01
"John MacArthur is, considered one of the top Biblical scholars living today. He has spent his entire ministry poring through Scripture, digging into every difficult passage with the exegesis skills of a world-class scholar. His intellect and formal training are balanced with the compassion, courage, and practical voice of a teaching pastor. The award-winning MacArthur Study Bible is considered among the elite of study Bibles. It is packed cover-to-cover with tools that offer a profound yet down-to-earth approach to understanding the Scriptures. Dr. MacArthur has written dozens of bestselling books, including The Gospel According to Jesus, The MacArthur New Testament Commentary Series, Slave, and A Tale of Two Sons. This edition includes many features to help you navigate and understand the Scriptures: New International Version Bible text • More than 20,000 study notes, over 50 maps, charts, book introductions, outlines, timelines • articles from Dr. John MacArthur • Index to Key Bible Doctrines • NIV Concordance • Messianic Prophesies in the Old Testament • Topical Index • An Outline of Systematic Theology • A Timeline of OT Kings and Prophets • A NT Chronology • How We Got the Bible • How to Study the Bible • A Harmony of the Gospels The MacArthur Study Bible helps you unleash God’s truth, one verse at a time. Order your copy today. This Bible offers supplemental information on the following topics: Inspiration, Gospel, Purposes of God, Faithfulness of God, Glory of God, Trinity, Holiness of God, Justice of God, Goodness of God, , Love of God, Compassion of God, Power of God, Providence of God, Righteousness of God, Truth, Wisdom, Unity, Character of Christ, Crucifixion, Deity of Christ, Exaltation of Christ, Excellency of Christ, Human Nature of Christ, Lordship of Christ, Humility of Christ, Incarnation of Christ, Love of Christ, Christ as High Priest, Christ as King, Miracles of Christ, Christ as Shepherd, Parables of Christ, Power of Christ, Prophecies Fulfilled in Christ, Titles and Names of Christ, Types of Christ, Baptism of the Holy Spirit, Deity of the Spirit, Emblems of the Spirit, Ministry of the Spirit, Offenses Against the Spirit, Sealing of the Spirit, Titles of the Spirit."
Author: Abne M. Eisenberg
Publisher: University Press of America
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
The theory and practice of public speaking is simplified and made available to all in this introductory text designed for those with little or no experience in public speaking. It presents basic communication theory; delineates the importance of credibility in persuasive speech and outlines the role of nonverbal communication and paralanguage. A whole chapter is devoted to stage fright and suggestions are offered to reduce this anxiety. A wide assortment of exercises are provided to test critical skills. Originally published by Macmillan in 1982.