Author: Peter Mayle
Publisher: Lyle Stuart
Release Date: 2000-12-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
For more than twenty years, Where Did I Come From? has helped parents explain the facts of life to their curious children. Millions of children have enjoyed the humor and honesty in this book, while learning how babies are really made. Peter Mayle and Arthur Robins are also the bestselling team responsible for What's Happening to Me? a guide to puberty.
¿Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu. A person is a person because of other people.¿ ¿African proverb Miriam Kazembe Rinomhota looked back at her life in Zimbabwe and the people who, in one way or another, brought to her a meaningful life. She experienced the ups and downs of family living and professional and business endeavors, but along the way, she remained unfazed in the face of hardships, resolving to be the pillar of strength and hope for her family. Now in her fifties, Ms. Rinomhota is a fulfilled and happy woman who enjoys travelling and meeting old and new friends, grateful for the help these individuals generously gave her, remembering them in her heart through the years.
I fi nally found the time to fi nish the book I had years ago promised my grandson I would write, to tell him how he was born. Every time I started to write, I was confronted by another roadblock. After my bouts with cancer, surgery, chemo, and then more surgery, I just could not get it fi nished. Now, I have been able to get the book in print to fulfi ll my promise to write my grandson an answer to his often-asked question, “Where did I come from, Oma?” I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did writing it, and that you will pass it on to your children and grandchildren, so it can help answer questions they might have on how they were born. I want to thank Nicholas for never giving up on me and for asking the question, which gave me the idea that all children might enjoy the answer. I also need to thank my gynecologist, Dr. Jeff rey B. Frank, affi liated with the Reading Hospital and Medical Center (Reading, Pennsylvania), for proof-reading the accuracy of my details, and my friend Gloria Beidler, who continued to encourage me to get the book fi nished. It is my love of children that kept me writing, to help parents who simply do not know what to say to their children on the subject. Th ank you for taking the time to read this book. Enjoy the story of “Where did I come from, Oma?”
Author: Mary Ellen
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Release Date: 2015-04-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
When a puppy goes to the pet store so he can find a special family to take him home, he’s understandably nervous. But then he sees all the other puppies, kittens, fish, and birds playing. He’s happy to join everyone. When he wakes up from a nap, he looks out the pet store window and sees a beautiful little girl staring at him. Next to her is a man with a friendly face who calls the little girl KC. Is this going to be his new family, the puppy wonders. When the puppy arrives at his new home, he begins to investigate and meets everyone in his new family. There’s even a little boy that’s just his size to play with. The pup does some more investigating and his new mom tells him his name is Tanner Dog. “You are a good boy Tanner Dog. We love you, ” she tells him. Tanner Dog—the private investigator—doesn’t know it yet, but there will be plenty more mysteries to explore, and in the future, he’ll have some help from the professor cat next door, Mr. Vlad.
How does a baby begin? What makes a baby male or female? How is a baby born? Children have plenty of questions about reproduction and babies?—?and about sex and sexuality, too. It’s So Amazing! provides the answers?—?with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and a clear, lively text that reflects the interests of children age seven and up in how things work, while giving them a healthy understanding of their bodies. Created by the author and illustrator of It’s Perfectly Normal, this forthright and funny book has been newly updated for its fifteenth anniversary.
We all want to know how to find a soul mate, what career would be most fulfilling, how to live a life with meaning, and how to teach our children well. We are looking for a personal breakthrough, a turning point, a revelation that brings with it new meaning. The Book of Secrets--a crystalline distillation of insights and wisdom accumulated over the lifetime of one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time--provides an exquisite new tool for achieving just that. Every life is a book of secrets, ready to be opened. The secret of perfect love is found there, along with the secrets of healing, compassion, faith, and the most elusive one of all: who we really are. We are still mysteries to ourselves, despite the proximity of these answers, and what we most long to know remains lodged deep inside. Because answers to the questions at the center of life are counterintuitive, they are often hidden from view, sequestered from our everyday gaze. In his ongoing quest to elevate our experience, bestselling author Deepak Chopra has isolated fifteen secrets that drive the narrative of this inspiring book--and of our lives. From "The World Is in You" and "What You Seek, You Already Are" to "Evil Is Not Your Enemy" and "You Are Truly Free When You Are Not a Person," The Book of Secrets is rich with insights, a priceless treasure that can transport us beyond change to transformation, and from there to a sacred place where we can savor the nectar of enlightenment. "The Book of Secrets is the finest and most profound of Deepak Chopra’s books to date. Want the answers to the secrets of life? Let me recommend that you start right here." -- Ken Wilber, author of A Brief History of Everything From the Hardcover edition.
Author: William G. Dever
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date: 2003
This book addresses one of the most timely and urgent topics in archaeology and biblical studies -- the origins of early Israel. For centuries the Western tradition has traced its beginnings back to ancient Israel, but recently some historians and archaeologists have questioned the reality of Israel as it is described in biblical literature. In "Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From?" William Dever explores the continuing controversies regarding the true nature of ancient Israel and presents the archaeological evidence for assessing the accuracy of the well-known Bible stories. Confronting the range of current scholarly interpretations seriously and dispassionately, Dever rejects both the revisionists who characterize biblical literature as pious propaganda and the conservatives who are afraid to even question its factuality. Attempting to break through this impasse, Dever draws on thirty years of archaeological fieldwork in the Near East, amassing a wide range of hard evidence for his own compelling view of the development of Israelite history. In his search for the actual circumstances of Israel's emergence in Canaan, Dever reevaluates the Exodus-Conquest traditions in the books of Exodus, Numbers, Joshua, Judges, and 1 & 2 Samuel in the light of well-documented archaeological evidence from the late Bronze Age and early Iron Age. Among this important evidence are some 300 small agricultural villages recently discovered in the heartland of what would later become the biblical nation of Israel. According to Dever, the authentic ancestors of the Israelite peoples were most likely Canaanites -- together with some pastoral nomads and small groups of Semiticslaves escaping from Egypt -- who, through the long cultural and socioeconomic struggles recounted in the book of Judges, managed to forge a new agrarian, communitarian, and monotheistic society. Written in an engaging, accessible style and featuring fifty photographs that help bring the archaeological record to life, this book provides an authoritative statement on the origins of ancient Israel and promises to reinvigorate discussion about the historicity of the biblical tradition.
Use this book as a Guidebook for your personal search - not as the final goal. It will give your search direction and meaning, but you must still find the answers for yourself. The map is not a substitute for the place. I believe what I say is true, factual and accurate. What I say is based upon a limited amount of personal experiences, and sources which I consider to be sound. But, in the words of Pontius Pilate, “Truth? What is truth?” Every thought, word, idea and concept which appears in this book is my personal responsibility. It is not my intention to mislead anyone about anything. It is important for me to say here that I have no intention in this book to change any reader from holding fast to whatever religion or other belief system he may espouse. All religions are firmly rooted in the principles of the Moral Universe, and every belief system has its place in the advancement of every Individual Human Intelligence.