During his time in Washington DC, Wellington Sands has achieved the American dream. He has met and married the love of his life and lives with her in a beautiful home in a wonderful neighborhood. But their idyllic world is shattered when Wellington receives an unexpected phone call-his father has been murdered at the family business in the Bahamas. Wellington and his wife decide to return to his native Bahamas. What starts out as a journey to shoulder the responsibility of taking care of his father's affairs and helping his mourning mother turns into a complex and dangerous trip into a world of illegal activity. Now, Wellington must solve the mystery of his iconic father's murder and keep his family together-all while struggling to hold onto his marriage. When the fingerprints from the murder scene come back as a match to those of a convicted drug dealer who escaped years earlier, Wellington faces a whole new level of danger. The clues begin to fall into place, leading him to where he never would have suspected.
Sometimes, bad things happen to good people. When life has made a turn for worse, and you are left with what seems to be no options, what are you to do? When you've made good choices daily, and yet you get hit with tragedy, does it mean you've gone wrong somewhere? When did you meander off of life's easy pathway? How did you end up following the twists and turns of troublesome ways to wind up empty and trodden on? Pastor Wilfred Bridges, Sr. shows us how sin has separated us from God, and how, when we reach times of trouble in our lives, we can remain strong and seek God for answers, rather than seeking a target for blame. With Pastor Bridges's book, When Bad Things Happen, What's God's Purpose? you can stop thinking in bondage and start finding strength in your faith. Yes we suffer because of sin. Yes we go through tribulations because of the errors of our ways. But we can come out of it stronger than before, redeemed only through Christ.
Key questions every kid asks, or as a parent, questions you hope they'll ask! These questions and answers will give parents the tools to understand their children and equip them to answer important queries from their young ones. The book will help to lessen the feeling of frustration or fear that they won't know what to say at the right time. It will also be a great "read-together" devotional for families.
One of the twentieth century's most extraordinary Americans, Pearl Buck was the first person to make China accessible to the West. She recreated the lives of ordinary Chinese people in "The Good Earth," an overnight worldwide bestseller in 1932, later a blockbuster movie. Buck went on to become the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Long before anyone else, she foresaw China's future as a superpower, and she recognized the crucial importance for both countries of China's building a relationship with the United States. As a teenager she had witnessed the first stirrings of Chinese revolution, and as a young woman she narrowly escaped being killed in the deadly struggle between Chinese Nationalists and the newly formed Communist Party. Pearl grew up in an imperial China unchanged for thousands of years. She was the child of American missionaries, but she spoke Chinese before she learned English, and her friends were the children of Chinese farmers. She took it for granted that she was Chinese herself until she was eight years old, when the terrorist uprising known as the Boxer Rebellion forced her family to flee for their lives. It was the first of many desperate flights. Flood, famine, drought, bandits, and war formed the background of Pearl's life in China. "Asia was the real, the actual world," she said, "and my own country became the dreamworld." Pearl wrote about the realities of the only world she knew in "The Good Earth. "It was one of the last things she did before being finally forced out of China to settle for the first time in the United States. She was unknown and penniless with a failed marriage behind her, a disabled child to support, no prospects, and no way of telling that "The Good Earth "would sell tens of millions of copies. It transfixed a whole generation of readers just as Jung Chang's "Wild Swans "would do more than half a century later. No Westerner had ever written anything like this before, and no Chinese had either. Buck was the forerunner of a wave of Chinese Americans from Maxine Hong Kingston to Amy Tan. Until their books began coming out in the last few decades, her novels were unique in that they spoke for ordinary Asian people-- "translating my parents to me," said Hong Kingston, "and giving me our ancestry and our habitation." As a phenomenally successful writer and civil-rights campaigner, Buck did more than anyone else in her lifetime to change Western perceptions of China. In a world with its eyes trained on China today, she has much to tell us about what lies behind its astonishing reawakening.
Release on 2013-02-11 | by Alan Meaden,Nadine Keen,Robert Aston,Karen Barton,Sandra Bucci
An advanced practical companion
Author: Alan Meaden,Nadine Keen,Robert Aston,Karen Barton,Sandra Bucci
Auditory hallucinations rank amongst the most treatment resistant symptoms of schizophrenia, with command hallucinations being the most distressing, high risk and treatment resistant of all. This new work provides clinicians with a detailed guide, illustrating in depth the techniques and strategies developed for working with command hallucinations. Woven throughout with key cases and clinical examples, Cognitive Therapy for Command Hallucinations clearly demonstrates how these techniques can be applied in a clinical setting. Strategies and solutions for overcoming therapeutic obstacles are shown alongside treatment successes and failures to provide the reader with an accurate understanding of the complexities of cognitive therapy. This helpful and practical guide with be of interest to clinical and forensic psychologists, cognitive behavioural therapists, nurses and psychiatrists.
Living as a teenage girl is hard enough for middle schoolers. Living a godly life is even more difficult! It helps to learn from someplace other than culture and media. You can help show young girls how to live as godly young women.Becoming...book 2 is an eight-week study that will show girls how to live as godly women in the midst of the everyday life issues they face. With games, activities, quizzes, projects and crafts, movie clips, music, and stories, you’ll have your girls engaged in a study that will help them figure out how to live life as the women of God they are. In this study, your small group of middle school girls will:• know who they are, and what they’re capable of• learn to deal with pain and disappointment• grow spiritually• discover how to deal with friends, guys, and parents• find out how to become a woman of GodWalk with your middle school girls as they discover what it looks like to live as godly young women.
Paula Marantz Cohen's triumphant first novel, Jane Austen in Boca, was an inspired blend of classic English literature and modern American manners. Her new novel heads north to the seemingly quiet suburban town of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, for a comedy that even Shakespeare couldn't have imagined. Carla Goodman is worried. Her husband, a gastroenterologist in private practice, is coming home frazzled because medicine isn't what it used to be. Her son's teachers want to put him on Ritalin to stop him from wreaking havoc on the fifth grade. And her cranky twelve-year-old daughter has a bas mitzvah coming up. But it's Carla's sweet, widowed mother, Jessie Kaplan, who really has her baffled. Jessie has suddenly "remembered" that she was Shakespeare's girlfriend---the Dark Lady of the sonnets---in a previous life. Can even the famed Dr. Leonard Samuels, psychiatrist and author of the self-help book How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love My Mother-in-Law, help with problems like these? Witty, engaging, and wickedly observant, Much Ado About Jessie Kaplan is an unpredictable tale of love, loss, and family rites of passage.
Real-Life Wisdom: Stories for the Road is an invaluable resource for anyone who cares about others and puts this compassion into action. Based on over a quarter-of-a-century of practical expertise, author Bob Ayres shares his insights, struggles, wisdom, and advice with humor and passion. Each chapter begins with a description of someone who taught him valuable insights. Included is scriptural wisdom from Proverbs and maxims from Dr. Charles W. Conn, former president of Lee University. Real-Life Wisdom is a recipe for healthy relationships and authentic Christian community. Whether you are a new volunteer at church or in the community, or have many years of ministry experience, Real-Life Wisdom is guaranteed to challenge, touch, and teach you. You will not put this book down unchanged. With a discussion guide for each chapter, it is a perfect small group study book or ideal for personal growth. Experience faith in action and learn valuable lessons to improve all your relationships. Who will benefit from Real-Life Wisdom: Stories for the Road? . Volunteers . Ministers . Ministry students . Families . Small-groups . Couples Real-Life Wisdom: Stories for the Road will take you on a new journey of insight. Are you ready for the trip? Jump in and travel down the road a ways.