Author: Stoughton K White
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
Release Date: 2016-05-06
The time has come for humanity to triumph over sin. This triumph will come by one of two means: Either there will be a literal destruction of human life and a new life wave begun; on this generation of human beings will turn away from its present morality and put war and other tyrannies aside. Internationalism will replace nationalism, production will be geared to need, and extortion in the name of God will be ended. A perpetual end to war among human beings can begin among you at this time. All that is required is that you insist that your governments sign a treaty of no war with each other. Let this treaty at first be for a specified number of years — twenty-five or fifty years. Then during these years of no war, let all technology of the Earth be directed toward creating a decent standard of living for all people. Remember, peace is dead and will remain so, so long as you think in terms that set nation against nation. I know that this truth is most painful for many of you — that peace is dead and so too will life on Earth be, unless internationalism replaces nationalism and other self-isms. The matter is entirely in your hands. There is one humanity on/in Earth. The resources of the Earth are for all to share.
Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen
Publisher: Convergent Books
Release Date: 2016-10-04
With a preface by James Martin, SJ. A specially-priced two-in-one omnibus gift edition of Henri Nouwen's bestselling The Return of the Prodigal Son and it's companion and prequel Home Tonight. In seizing the inspiration that came to him through Rembrandt's depiction of the powerful Gospel story "The Return of the Prodigal Son," Henri Nouwen probes several movements of the parable: the younger son's return, the father's restoration of sonship, the elder son's vengefulness, and the father's compassion. In his reflection on Rembrandt in light of his own life's journey, the author evokes a powerful drama of the parable in a rich, capativating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger. Coupled with the lectures that inspired the book and originally collected in Home Tonight, this special 2-in-1 omnibus will be the definitive edition of the spiritual classic.
Author: João Rosa de Castro
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
Release Date: 2017-06-10
Genre: Literary Collections
I read in Nietzsche’s Human, All Too Human that, to be a writer, one has to “let a person make a hundred or more drafts of short stories, none longer than two pages, yet each of a clarity such that each word in it is necessary." [...] At that time, I was in a state of excitement about reading Machado de Assis and Eça de Queiroz, so I decided to distribute these tasks assigned by Nietzsche among the seven days of the week, and, in fact, I produced some texts throughout six years. I even started a novel from one of the outlines within these pages, and, as promised in the opuscule Santa Maria D’Oeste, it may be developed in a thousand different ways, as long as this unpretending study on fiction is read by a thousand interested readers.
Nathan “Nate the Great” Campbell has had nothing shy of a difficult life. Everyone he has ever held dear left him in one way or another. Trials and troubles are as natural to him as breathing. But as fate would have it in the midst of his tribulations the sun begins to shine and brighten the former bully’s dreary outlook. After his Me’ma’s passing Nathan’s long lost father , Nathaniel, returns to reclaim him from his foster family to live with him in New York. Yet before Nathan and Nathaniel can begin their quest of kindling a father-son bond, each of their pasts threatens to destroy their promising future. Will Nathan’s slight desire to return to his old ways as Nemesis Nate the Great ruin his chance at a picture perfect life? Instead of being the apple of his father’s eye, will Nathan become the worm that spoils the Big Apple? Or will the reason for his father’s prolonged absence send Nathan spiraling into an abyss of uncertainty?
Author: Andrey Platonov
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2014-07-10
"Reading Platonov, one gets a sense of the relentless, implacable absurdity built into the language and with each...utterance, that absurdity deepens" - Joseph Brodsky People are on the move in all ten stories in this collection, coming home as in "The Return", leaving home as in "Rubbish Wind", travelling far away from their country as in "The Locks of Epiphan", trying to improve their lives and those of others, running away, searching, fleeing. Their journeys are accompanied by two motives which characterize the writing of Andrey Platonov: optimism and faith in the goodness of humanity, and abject despair at the cruelty, randomness, and apparent senselessness of our existence. The protagonists are torn between these poles and sometimes a synthesis shines through the mists of the apparent naivety of faith and the blackness of despair: the hope against hope that a better life is still possible. Though Russian readers and critics have come to look on Platonov as among their greatest prose writers of this century, he has yet to enjoy a parallel international reputation - mainly because much of his best writing was suppressed for more than 60 years. Combining a realism inspired by his work as an engineer with poetic vision and the deceptively simple language of folk tales, Platonov sets his stories alight by using language in a way that renders it unfamiliar, makes the ordinary seem unusual and the extraordinary logical. This translation is the first to present the full range of Platonov's gift as a short story writer to an English-language readership, showing why it is that Joseph Brodsky regarded Platonov as the equal of Joyce, Kafka and Proust. "...strange, almost abrupt, a hallucinatory, nightmarish parable of hysterical laughter and terrifying silences" - Eileen Battersby, Irish Times - in reference to The Foundation Pit
Author: Sarah Ince
Release Date: 2010-03
The Twin Love series was originally taught at workshops from 2003 to 2009. During those spiritually magical and beautiful workshop spaces, each participant learnt more about the different types of soul level relationship, offering a clearer understanding. Also each person opened their own heart to deeper levels, and thus the attraction of their divine partner began first on the inner planes, and then followed on this realm of life.
Musical accompaniment were jazzed up renditions that basically fit the art form like a glove with a stylish beat that usually pounded out the action as the story unfolded. The music set the mood and the audiences followed. Most of these films would never reach America during the era, even though they were generally aimed at the American film goers. The Actors who went to Italy and got involved in these lucrative new genre spinoffs all enjoyed star status, recognition and glow of the limelight that came with it. These are the Actors were talking about here.
In anguish, Gus Antonelli cries out in the night, For years, Ive lived close to my brothers house, eaten at his table, played with his children, coveted his wife. Such is the agony of Gus who sacrifices his love for Jenny for the sake of his identical twin Tony. It all began when Jenny and her dear friend Sara shared a table in a crowded restaurant in Philadelphia with two handsome, charming young men visiting from New York where they were preparing to open an upscale restaurant. They offered Jenny a job. Observing the twins, Sara later asks, I wonder what happens when twins fall in love with the same girl? Jennys heart is broken when her father dies, and soon afterwards, Sara commits suicide. She collapses and is taken by Jonathan Holbrook, whom she met at her fathers funeral, to his psychiatric hospital for a few days. Returning home, she is haunted by the loss of the two people she loved, so she accepts the job offer and flees to New York. Maria, the twins mother, invites Jenny to stay with them in a condominium high above Central Park. The kind, good-natured Antonellis become her family. Tony glows with love for Jenny, and she feels the same way about him. However, in one unguarded moment, she sees Gus gazing at her like Tony does. Unable to marry one and hurt the other, she returns home to complete her final year at Drexel University and earn her degree in fashion design. Desperately poor, Jenny sells her little house and rents a cheap apartment in center city Philadelphia where shes near the university and can work evenings in a department store. Jonathan finds her and lavishes her with expensive gifts. One year later, lonely and weary of her struggle, she allows him to trick her into marriage. He promises to help her to jump-start her career, a promise he immediately breaks, demanding they have a family first because of his age. Jonathans mother, elegant Millicent Holbrook, admires Jennys beauty and talent. She gives the couple a lovely Christmas wedding. She also encourages Jennys ambition and helps her open a boutique She introduces Jenny to Gary Durant, owner of a clothing factory in New York. He hires Jenny to design dresses for him, also prevails on her to model for him from time to time. Her talent saves his ailing business. Gary also introduces Jenny to wealthy businessmen who soon have her designing gowns for their wives and wedding gowns for their daughters. Jenny gives Jonathan a son they nickname LJ, meaning little Jon. Jonathans temper frightens his already nervous child. Jonathan becomes jealous of Jennys success as a designer and is perhaps jealous of the interest shown her by his mother, his brother Robert and two sisters, Jill and Myra. Jonathan spends most of his time at his hospital. Following the deaths of both his father and mother, he becomes an alcoholic and suffers a complete breakdown, during which time Jenny nurses him back to health. A fire at his hospital, in addition to his reckless spending, plunge Jonathan into debt and into the arms of a socialite who bails him out of trouble. By now, Jenny is quite wealthy, but he refuses her help. After accidentally seeing him kissing the socialite, Jenny has a violent fight with the woman, after which Jonathan strikes Jenny. She orders him out of the house he had built for her. When she seeks medical help for her bruised face, she learns shes pregnant but doesnt reveal this to Jonathan until they meet much later at Disney World when he is furious and threatens taking custody of the child. After her divorce, Tony comes to Philadelphia to help Jenny manage her businesses which now includes a lingerie factory she inherited from a friend. They move the factory to the suburbs, not far from her boutique thats located in a little Victorian house. Gus is aware that Jenny knows how he feels about her and is certain shell never
From the New York Times–bestselling author of the Kurt Wallander novels: An “absorbing” and “chilling” historical mystery “dripping with evil atmosphere” (The Times, London). December 12, 1945. The Third Reich lies in ruins as a British warplane lands in Bückeburg, Germany. A man carrying a small black bag quickly disembarks and travels to Hamelin, where he disappears behind the prison gates. Early the next day, England’s most experienced hangman executes twelve war criminals. Fifty-four years later, retired policeman Herbert Molin is found brutally slaughtered on his remote farm in Härjedalen, Sweden. The police discover strange tracks in the blood on the floor . . . as if someone had been practicing the tango. Stefan Lindman is a young police officer who has just been diagnosed with cancer of the tongue. When he reads about the murder of his former colleague, he decides to travel north and find out what happened. Soon he is enmeshed in a puzzling investigation with no witnesses and no discernible motives. Terrified of the illness that could take his life, Lindman becomes more and more reckless as he uncovers the links between Molin’s death, World War II, and an underground neo-Nazi network. Mankell’s impeccably researched historical thriller is “a worthy successor to the Wallander whodunits” (The Sunday Telegraph). “[Mankell] never fails to find a deep vein of humanity within the perpetually furrowed brows of his troubled cops.” —Booklist
Author: Dr Roger Cole
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
‘This is a generous and genuinely sustaining book. It offers as much through its story of Roger Cole's own profound spiritual development as through the many compelling stories he tells. This is not a book 'about dying'; it's a book about the whole rich brew of existence, of which dying is just a part.' Stephanie Dowrick Fear of illness and death and the threat of being separated from loved ones affect us all. Often those diagnosed with serious and life-threatening illnesses, including their families and loved ones, have to face intense challenges before they can begin to heal and find peace. In Mission of Love, a palliative care specialist recounts the stories of people who have faced their greatest fears and have healed their lives through acceptance, inner peace and love. DR ROGER COLE’s observations and insights are informed by his own spiritual journey, which began in a workshop with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in 1984 and later led him to India where his meditation practice deepened. His message is one of hope and compassion: we can transform our lives and experience acceptance and peace. He explains the benefits of meditation and includes healing meditation exercises to aid self-transformation, to help focus the mind and to cultivate positive qualities. In describing the spiritual path, Dr Cole makes compelling arguments for the existence of an afterlife, and includes a moving personal account of the stages of spiritual transformation, its practices and rewards and the promise of self-discovery.