Author: H. G. Bissinger
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2015-08-11
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa--the winningest high-school football team in Texas history. Odessa is not known to be a town big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this small, dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its fragile economy follows the treacherous boom-bust path of the oil business. In bad times, the unemployment rate barrels out of control; in good times, its murder rate skyrockets. But every Friday night from September to December, when the Permian High School Panthers play football, this West Texas town becomes a place where dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, H. G. Bissinger chronicles a season in the life of Odessa and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires--and sometimes shatters--the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms.
Author: Mark A. Morrow
Publisher: WestBow Press
Release Date: 2014-02-04
Do you or someone you know battle depression? Have you been fighting this battle for a long time? Don’t give up! God wants to set you free! Read these true stories of people who battled depression for many years and how God set them free. Find freedom from chronic depression in seven weeks: seven steps in seven weeks.
Author: Leah Wilson
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Genre: Performing Arts
Called one of the best shows on TV by more than a dozen media publications, including Time and Entertainment Weekly, Friday Night Lights is not just one of the most critically acclaimed shows on air, it’s also one of the most watchable. Despite its focus on high school football, its masterfully crafted characters and honestly portrayed relationships make its portrait of small town Texas life compelling and relatable in ways that have nothing to do with field goals or touchdowns. Love, Loss, and Dillon Football: A Friday Night Lights Companion explores the victories and pitfalls of Dillon, Texas – both the town itself and those who live and love there. Because Friday Night Lights is so much more than just a teenage football drama: it’s about the struggle to not get trapped in the circumstances one is born into. It’s about love, it’s about loss, and, yes, it’s even about football.
When a nightlight speaks and only you can understand it, do you listen or pretend that your imagination is merely playing tricks? In this revitalizing spiritual guide, follow a woman's inspirational journey and learn the power that can be harnessed by losing fear and suspending disbelief. After witnessing her nightlight "talking" to her through a series of blinks, Wendy Garrett chose to defy logic and pay attention to the message. Her decision led her on a startling journey of self-discovery-a metamorphosis from an external and distant relationship with the source of life and the divine to a fully integrated awareness of the ever-present nature of all that is sacred and holy. Divided into two sections, Talking to Nightlights explores Garrett's coming to terms with being a channel for the force she calls "Energy" and reveals its hidden messages. But even more importantly, this revolutionary guide presents a new, expanded worldview on a more mystical level. By allowing ourselves to step back from what we perceive as reality and open our minds to the possibility of the unknown, our outlook upon the manifest world will be forever changed.
Author: Tish Rabe
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Learn why fireflies flash their lights in this Glow-in-the-Dark Pictureback with stickers based on the hit PBS Kids show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Sally and Nick are making shadow shapes when the batteries in their flashlight conk out. Luckily, the Cat knows where they can get some light: from his friend Shimmer, a firefly! But it turns out that Shimmer needs some help of her own: her friend Glimmer is in trouble. Fireflies call to each other using unique flashing light patterns, and Glimmer's pattern is all wrong. He needs help—fast! Can the Cat and Co. un-stick Glimmer from a giant spiderweb AND find enough light to put on a shadow show? You bet they can! With glow ink on every other spread and two sheets of glow stickers, this is a fun way to celebrate summer and to spark discussions on how different animals communicate!
Author: Jim Fletcher
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Release Date: 2004-03-01
If you seem to be stressed by day’s end, here’s a beautiful series designed especially to be a refreshing read at the end of each day. Reflections of the day past and thoughts of making the most of the coming day meet in these hand-selected stories, anecdotes, Scriptures, and quotations. Some of these will tug at the heartstrings and others will bring a chuckle. The series begins with three books: Nightlights for Moms, Nightlights for Dads, and Nightlights for Students. Handpicked contents to bring reflective moments Elegantly designed Put the finishing touches on your day with a heart full of inspiration
Author: Dr. Werner Gitt
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Release Date: 2006-09-01
"To my mind, scientific findings and biblical affirmations are inseparable. It is a tragic fact of history that these two approaches have diverged and become separated." -From the Introduction Did you know that there are 200 billion stars in our galaxy alone? And that according to current data, there are at least 100 million galaxies in existence? The sheer number of stars in the universe attests to the awesomeness of God's creation. The purpose and features of stars are discussed in this exciting and fascinating book by Dr. Werner Gitt. Learn about topics such as: How are stars different from each other? How big is the universe? Why did God create the stars? Surprising facts about the sun and moon. How and when do solar eclipses happen?
Nearly twenty-five years ago, H. G. (Buzz) Bissinger, then a young reporter for the ÒPhiladelphia Inquirer,Ó moved to Odessa, Texas, family in tow, to follow the fortunes of the 1988 Permian High School football team. He hoped to write a celebratory treatment of a team and a town. The result: ÒFriday Night Lights,Ó a bestselling American classic that spawned the popular film as well as the series, considered by many one of the best on television. The original bookÕs most compelling character was James ÒBoobieÓ Miles, and his experience in Odessa was, as Bissinger puts it in his daringly honest sequel ÒAfter Friday Night Lights,Ó Òa symbol of everything that was wrong with high school football.Ó The complex friendship between subject and author has deepened over the years, and is, Bissinger writes, Òthe most lasting legacy of ÔFriday Night Lights,Õ or at least the legacy I care about most.Ó Heading into the 1988 season, Miles looked like a star-in-the-making, a sure bet to ascend to college and the NFL. Abandoned by his mother, beaten by his dad, he had scraped through a rough upbringing, but it appeared that success on the field was soon to redeem his pain. Then, in a meaningless preseason scrimmage, Boobie blew out his knee. By midseason he was off the team, no longer needed by his coaches, who had found themselves a new running back. ÒAfter Friday Night LightsÓÑan original 45-page story written to be read in a single sittingÑfollows Boobie through the dark years he suffered after his injury right up to a present that is imbued with a new kind of hope. It is the indelible portrait of the oddest of enduring friendships: that of a writer and his subject, a Òneurotic JewÓ and a West Texas oil-field worker, a white man raised in privilege and a black man brought up in poverty and violence, and a father and his "fourth son." Their story encompasses the realities of race and class in America. And reveals with heartbreaking accuracy how men rise again after their dreams are broken. It is a must-read for fans of the book, the movie, and the television series.