Discovering Michael

Author: Michael James
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 9781452594651
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Are you truly happy? This is the question that helped me to change my life. When I stopped to seriously consider this question, I realized that the answer was no. In fact, I began to wonder what happiness really was. Upon recognizing this void, a quiet yet persistent voice within demanded attention to this, even though I did not know what to do. Eventually, I was guided to take that hard and honest look within. The search initially was to understand why things were going wrong in my life. I was experiencing problems in my job and relationships. On the surface, others perceived me as successful, yet within I felt different, alone, unworthy, confused, and lost. Discovering Michael is an inspirational story and guide about overcoming a life of adversity and challenges. It is a personal account and reflection of learnings about the journey and the methods used for personal growth and self-discovery. It is about changing unhealthy attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors into healthier choices, supportive of greater levels of happiness, meaning and purpose.

Discovering Michael

Author: Emma Mellone
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781477287705
Release Date: 2012-12-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Who was Michael Jackson? Certainly he has been a bright icon of the twentieth century. A brilliant artist, a champion for the environment, a great philanthropist but in the collective imagination his name evokes an eccentric and disquieting celebrity. His enigmatic personality caused Jackson to undergo unprecedented media persecution perpetrated for decades. His glory became his prison, his life turned out a nightmare. Infinite judicial quarrels and slanderous accusations undermined the foundations of his ideals and affections, plunging him into isolation. After his premature death, now considered suspect, a process of redemption began consecrating Michael Jackson in the dimension of Myth. What caused the exceptional nature of his strange fate of huge successes and painful personal tragedies? What legacy did he want to leave us? With striking sensitivity the author takes the reader through the highlights and shadows of an ‘emotional journey’ into the world of the King of Pop. She carefully reconstructs the events that marked the artist’s life and led him to his death. She rediscovers the charisma and value of his art, often obscured by sensationalism. She returns to Michael his humanity, urging everyone to look beyond the surface of media misinformation and mere appearances.

Discovering Girard

Author: Michael Kirwan
Publisher: Cowley Publications
ISBN: 9781461624141
Release Date: 2005-08-25
Genre: Religion

“Really wonderful; an elegantly written initiation into the mimetic theory. I am lucky to have interpreters who understand what I want to say and who can write so well.” —René Girard The work of René Girard is hugely influential in literature and cultural studies. But it is in understanding the relationship between religion and violence that his theory has created its greatest impact. Girard's understanding of mimetic rivalry and conflict and of scapegoating is seen by many to be the key to a completely new understanding of Christianity. Girard's name evokes curiosity and—often—strong feelings among devotees and skeptics. Discovering Girard is the first book to present Girard's work to a wider audience. It explains and appraises Girard's mimetic theory, shows its impact on theology and other disciplines, and manages to convey the excitement that a discovery of Girard's ideas often generates in readers.

Surfing for God

Author: Michael John Cusick
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780849949937
Release Date: 2012-06-04
Genre: Religion

“Every man who knocks on the door of a brothel is knocking for God.” – G. K. Chesterton What if lust for porn is really a search for true passion? In a world where there are 68 million searches for pornography every day and where over 70 percent of Christian men report viewing porn in the last year, it's no surprise that more and more men struggle with an addiction to this false fantasy. Common wisdom says if they just had more willpower or more faith, their fight would be over. Is the answer really that simple? According to the counselor and ministry leader Michael John Cusick, the answer is no—but the big truth may be much more freeing.Backed by scripture, Cusick uses examples from his own life and from his twenty years of counseling experience to show us how the pursuit of empty pleasure is really a search for our heart's deepest desire—and the real key to to resistance is discovering and embracing the joy we truly want. Cusick's insights help readers understand how porn struggles begin, what to do to prevent them, and most importantly, how to overcome the compulsion once it begins. In the end, this powerful book shows us all how the barrier built by porn addiction can become a bridge to abundant life.

Discovering Organizational Identity

Author: Michael A. Diamond
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826273734
Release Date: 2016-12-31
Genre: Psychology

This book focuses on the theory and practice of understanding and transforming organizations with the goal to discover common ground between groups and individuals. Diamond presents a framework of reflective practice for organizational researchers, scholar-practitioner consultants, executives, managers, and workers in order to promote a more satisfying and humane work-life.

Living Under God

Author: TobyMac
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441262943
Release Date: 2005-10-01
Genre: Religion

Building from the stories in Under God, each of the 60 four-page readings opens with Scripture and then presents a theme--including justice, mercy, and sacrifice, among others--illustrated in the lives and events of our country's past. Excerpts from Under God are married with deeper biblical exploration of these virtues, followed by tips on how they can be put into action in young people's lives today. Questions for further study and discussion starters facilitate the use of Living Under God in group settings.

Discovering Justice

Author: Michael Giammarino
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692805877
Release Date: 2016-11-03
Genre:

Discovering Justice takes a look at the Judeo-Christian conception of justice in light of the traditions of early church thinkers. From foundational philosophical thought to the practical day-to-day, this work investigates the principles of justice which have long undergirded the Christian worldview.

Discovering Your Authentic Power

Author: Michael Reid Davis
Publisher: Vantage Press, Inc
ISBN: 0533160170
Release Date: 2009-02-26
Genre: Self-Help

Discovering Your Authentic Power was written and designed to giver readers a fresh, new look at self-improvement and to assist them in their quest to live happier, simpler, and more meaningful lives.

Discovering Biblical Truth

Author: Michael Bonilla
Publisher: Llumina Press
ISBN: 1595262474
Release Date: 2004-07-01
Genre: Religion

It seems so hard to have faith or hope today. Touching on archaeological discoveries, natural and scriptural revelations, and spiritual truths, this anthology of prophetic poems seeks to restore them. May it inspire trust in God, and brighten readers' lives.

Discovering Bluetooth

Author: Michael Miller
Publisher: Sybex
ISBN: 0782129722
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Computers

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that lets users make wireless and instant connections between various communication devices, such as mobile phones and desktop and notebook computers. Since it uses radio transmission, transfer of voice and data is in real time. This sophisticated mode of transmission also ensures protection from interference and provides for the security of the data transmitted. The Bluetooth radio is built into a small microchip and operates in a globally available frequency band ensuring communication compatibility.

Discovering Girard

Author: Michael Kirwan
Publisher: Cowley Publications
ISBN: 9781461624141
Release Date: 2005-08-25
Genre: Religion

“Really wonderful; an elegantly written initiation into the mimetic theory. I am lucky to have interpreters who understand what I want to say and who can write so well.” —René Girard The work of René Girard is hugely influential in literature and cultural studies. But it is in understanding the relationship between religion and violence that his theory has created its greatest impact. Girard's understanding of mimetic rivalry and conflict and of scapegoating is seen by many to be the key to a completely new understanding of Christianity. Girard's name evokes curiosity and—often—strong feelings among devotees and skeptics. Discovering Girard is the first book to present Girard's work to a wider audience. It explains and appraises Girard's mimetic theory, shows its impact on theology and other disciplines, and manages to convey the excitement that a discovery of Girard's ideas often generates in readers.

Discover Your Genius

Author: Michael J. Gelb
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061743320
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Self-Help

Unleash your creative potential. Michael J. Gelb, bestselling author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, draws upon history's most revolutionary minds to help you unleash your own creativity. With fascinating biographies of all ten geniuses, personal self-assessments, and practical exercises, this book is the key to unlocking the genius inside you! Plato -- Deepening your love of wisdom Filippo Brunelleschi -- Expanding your perspective Christopher Columbus -- Strengthening your vision, optimism, and courage Nicolaus Copernicus -- Reorganizing your vision of the world Queen Elizabeth I -- Wielding your power with balance and effectiveness William Shakespeare -- Cultivating your emotional intelligence Thomas Jefferson -- Celebrating your freedom in the pursuit of happiness Charles Darwin -- Developing your powers of observation and cultivating an open mind Mahatma Gandhi -- Applying the principles of spiritual genius to harmonize spirit, mind, and body Albert Einstein -- Unleashing your imagination and "combinatory play"

A Woman s Book of Meditation

Author: Hari Kaur Khalsa
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440629020
Release Date: 2006-09-07
Genre: Health & Fitness

Internationally renowned meditation teacher Hari Kaur Khalsa knows well the whirlwind stresses and strains placed on women today. Through the secrets of ancient Kundalini chanting and meditation techniques, women will find peace amid all the chaos, develop their creativity, and hone their inner wisdom. To introduce the newcomer to meditation, Hari Kaur helps the reader, step by step, to create a space in which to meditate, to become familiar and comfortable with different postures, to breathe deeply and effectively, and to clear the mind. Plainly organized into sections uniquely tailored to a woman's changing physical and emotional needs, Hari Kaur teaches how to: - alleviate frustration, ward off moodiness, and become calm - ease life transitions, accept change, and encourage personal creativity - fully realize the potentials of pregnancy and motherhood; and much more In addition, Hari Kaur discusses seven steps to achieve happiness and how to use meditation to build a spiritual identity. Her meditations are presented in the original Sikh as well as in English translation. And the easy-to-reference format will keep the reader returning again and again as she grows through meditation and in her daily life.

Discovering The News

Author: Michael Schudson
Publisher:
ISBN: 0786723084
Release Date: 1981-02-13
Genre: Social Science

This instructive and entertaining social history of American newspapers shows that the very idea of impartial, objective “news” was the social product of the democratization of political, economic, and social life in the nineteenth century. Professor Schudson analyzes the shifts in reportorial style over the years and explains why the belief among journalists and readers alike that newspapers must be objective still lives on.

Discovering Levinas

Author: Michael L. Morgan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139464734
Release Date: 2007-05-28
Genre: Religion

In Discovering Levinas, Michael L. Morgan shows how this thinker faces in novel and provocative ways central philosophical problems of twentieth-century philosophy and religious thought. He tackles this task by placing Levinas in conversation with philosophers such as Donald Davidson, Stanley Cavell, John McDowell, Onora O'Neill, Charles Taylor, and Cora Diamond. He also seeks to understand Levinas within philosophical, religious, and political developments in the history of twentieth-century intellectual culture. Morgan demystifies Levinas by examining his unfamiliar and surprising vocabulary, interpreting texts with an eye to clarity, and arguing that Levinas can be understood as a philosopher of the everyday. Morgan also shows that Levinas's ethics is not morally and politically irrelevant nor is it excessively narrow and demanding in unacceptable ways. Neither glib dismissal nor fawning acceptance, this book provides a sympathetic reading that can form a foundation for a responsible critique.