Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald’s still would be open. High school sophomore Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, like "one marble hits another." The result is catastrophic. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is blocking out the sun? As August turns dark and wintery in northeastern Pennsylvania, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove. Told in a year’s worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all—hope—in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. An extraordinary series debut! Susan Beth Pfeffer has written several companion novels to Life As We Knew It, including The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon.
When a meteor hits the moon, teenage Miranda and her friends and family struggle to survive the unimaginable. Four gripping books that follow their ordeal are collected in this boxed set. Includes: LIFE AS WE KNEW IT THE DEAD AND THE GONE THIS WORLD WE LIVE IN THE SHADE OF THE MOON
Author: Vivien Kooper
Publisher: Edee Rose Pub
Release Date: 2004-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
From his first appearance on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, pop culture entertainment curiosity Tiny Tim captivated audiences and became an instant star and enigma. In this firsthand look at Tiny Tim's incredible life and career, his manager and confidant reveals previously unknown details of his eccentric life. Best known for his falsetto-voiced rendition of "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" and his Tonight Show wedding to Miss Vicki, Tiny Tim's public persona offered a mere glimpse of the actual man and his true behind-the-scenes antics. From his attempts to join the army and his efforts to help the FBI defuse the situation at Waco to the great joy and even greater agony Tiny Tim experienced because of the inherent conflict between his sexual appetites and deep religious convictions, this humorous account casts a new light on this zany character and one of the entertainment world's most enduring and off-the-wall relationships.
Author: Jennifer Harrison
Release Date: 2003-12-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
You are invited to take a journey, along with the author, to her hometown in the American South, a unique culture of relative safety within a sheltered small town in the mid-twentieth century. You will discover a time when sorority girls were virgins, baton twirlers mattered, and Elvis Presley's hips were the wildest thing on the block. Against the backdrop of groundbreaking musical environments from Memphis, Tennessee to the Mississippi Delta, you will share stories that follow Elvis and his rise to fame through the eyes of his Graceland neighbors in the small suburb of Whitehaven. The author's mother, a young girl who was as much a celebrity in this small town as Elvis, reveals never-before-shared photographs and stories that chronicle a town, an extraordinary man, and a time forever lost to history, each on the brink of explosion and change.
Author: Laura Hartley
Release Date: 2009-09
Genre: Family & Relationships
On June 11, 2004 Michael, a perfectly healthy looking young teenager, participates in a walk for the American Cancer Society with his mother, Laura. Hours later he is fighting for his life in an emergency room as doctors try to stop the bleeding from a brain hemorrhage that could kill him. "Michael's Journey" is the compelling true story of cancer survival based on the journal kept by his mother, Laura. Laura candidly shares the pain and perseverance she and her family experience during this difficult time. Michael's inspirational story focuses on the emotional reality of childhood cancer and his courage and will to survive.
- Is the existence of God a matter of faith or knowledge? - Does God sometimes act miraculously or are there physical causes for everything? - Is morality absolute or relative? - Are humans truly free or does God's sovereignty determine everything? - When bad things happen, is God the cause or are they the fault of humans? Too frequently Christians answer these questions with a Yes to one side and a No to the other side. Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth answer Yes to both. Following their model, Machuga defends a "third way" which transcends the Enlightenment dichotomies of fideism vs. rationalism, supernaturalism vs. naturalism, relativism vs. absolutism, free will vs. predestination, and God's justice vs. his mercy. Machuga begins by showing how these false dichotomies grew out of the Enlightenment assumptions of mechanism, universal quantification, and mono-causation. He then corrects these demonstrably dubious assumptions by articulating a theory of dual-causation. The result is a thoroughly biblical understanding of God, miracles, and free will that can withstand the contemporary criticisms of both science and philosophy.
Author: Jared R. Fabac
Release Date: 2013-07
Genre: Business & Economics
The industrial marketing sector-also known as business-to-business marketing- continues to rely on traditional advertising, marketing, and promotions to reach customers. But the old ways don't work anymore, and it's time to revolt. Jared R. Fabac, a renowned marketing expert, outlines the new technology, tools, and platforms that can help you participate in the revolution. He also outlines the dire consequences that could befall the companies that cling to the ways of the past. In this guidebook, you'll learn how to Transform your marketing for today's audience; Get found by the buyers you target; Convert more prospects in shorter time; Put your lead generation efforts on autopilot New technology, social media and other marketing and promotion platforms demand that companies in the industrial sector not only keep up with, but surpass their competition in this new environment. Putting your head in the sand while business deteriorates or doubling down on old methods won't help you beat competitors and remain relevant. You can only do that by recognizing that technology is here to stay and deciding to join "The Industrial (Marketing) Revolution."
Author: Ronald Ragotzy MD
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Raising Abel assumes that the Bible would not bother telling us about a cunning serpent, a murderous brother, or a resinous gopher tree, if they didn’t have something to do with the deeper topic of faith. After all, isn’t the Bible “the authority” on faith? Raising Abel explores the most familiar chapters of Genesis, not as a collection of stories of the beginning of time, but as our first and best guide to the subject of faith. The author, as a physician, explains faith within the framework of wellness, dividing the Genesis stories into four parts that answer four questions. The Premise: What does healthy faith look like? (Genesis 1–2) The Problem: What can cause this healthy state to become “diseased”? (Genesis 3–5) The Prescription: What medicine is needed to restore us to a healthy faith? (Genesis 6–9:17) The Practice: What must we do to maintain this healthy faith? (Genesis 9:18–11) Raising Abel reassures us that “there is something greater than a perfectly good world; it is an imperfect world plus faith.” In a perfect world there would be no need of faith. Get ready to experience faith in a whole new light!
Read Christina Pirello's posts on the Penguin Blog. A manifesto on being vegan and living healthfully from the award-winning host of public television’s Christina Cooks, Naturally! Being vegan is not only about a plant- based diet. It means taking a whole new look at health, fitness, lifestyle choices, and the world. Christina Pirello not only advocates the development of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals, and the environment, but also promotes their impact on wellness. Beyond the value of eating whole, and organic foods, Pirello explores a host of subjects from nutrition and fitness to education and emotional well-being as she helps readers take control of their lives and achieve their personal goals, whether they want to lose weight, regain health and vitality, or simply look and feel better. Featuring a 28-day nutrition and fitness plan, This Crazy Vegan Life also includes sample menus and more than 100 delicious and easy-to-prepare low-glycemic, phyto-nutrient-rich, high-fiber, wellbalanced vegan recipes that emphasize good carbs and good fat.
Life. Thats what this book is about. This book is a compilation of several different stories about several different things, written over several years. They are about different peoples lives. From a Time Traveler saving his world, to a group of Freedom Fighters returning the US government to how its supposed to be; also the history several different civilizations. It includes the life of Anne, who searches for her brothers plans for a renewable energy machine; also the life and romance of a few couples as they grow in friendship, then love. Finally, it tells the lifes tales of two young ladies who can change peoples lives for the better. We hope you enjoy reading these tales.
In 1982, a young couple with small children received devastating news. Jim Oakley and his wife, Beverly, were told he had a rare chest tumor—a malignant thymoma—one known not to respond to treatment. He was given three to six months to live. Though their world had been turned upside down, the couple chose to remain hopeful. With the love and support of friends, family, and our Lord, the two were able to face seemingly insurmountable odds with great faith and courage. As you read this story, you will feel the weight of their struggle and the joy of their victory over cancer. Hanging On for Dear Life is a true story, one of faith, of hope, and of great love. Beverly Fetzer Oakley will take you on a journey through pain, uncertainty, and heartache, but on a road paved with joy and peace. Learn to: • Cope through the illness of a loved one • Visit terminally ill patients • Offer support to caregivers • Trust the Lord to carry you through mountains and valleys “In my forty-five years of medical practice I was never involved with a more incredible case, the amazing outcome of which was greatly influenced by Jim’s determination and grit, and the tremendous loving support of Beverly.” -Dr. Ben J. Birdwell, MD, Internal Medicine, Summit Medical Associates, Hermitage, TN