The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-Class Desire
Author: Janice A. Radway
Pubpsher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Deftly melding ethnography, cultural history, literary criticism, and autobiographical reflection, A Feeling for Books is at once an engaging study of the Book-of-the-Month Club's influential role as a cultural institution and a profoundly personal meditation about the experience of reading. Janice Radway traces the history of the famous mail-order book club from its controversial founding in 1926 through its evolution into an enterprise uniquely successful in blending commerce and culture. Framing her historical narrative with writing of a more personal sort, Radway reflects on the contemporary role of the Book-of-the-Month Club in American cultural history and in her own life. Her detailed account of the standards and practices employed by the club's in-house editors is also an absorbing story of her interactions with those editors. Examining her experiences as a fourteen-year-old reader of the club's selections and, later, as a professor of literature, she offers a series of rigorously analytical yet deeply personal readings of such beloved novels as Marjorie Morningstar and To Kill a Mockingbird. Rich and rewarding, this book will captivate and delight anyone who is interested in the history of books and in the personal and transformative experience of reading.
Embracing a Feeling Heart is a Christ-centered curriculum for people who would like to learn about the role that emotions play in our lives. God created people to feel a wide array of emotions, which give us valuable information about our hearts. Because of the fall, we tend to mishandle, misread, repress, suppress, avoid, or deny feelings, which make us great pretenders and experts at deceit. If you've been taught that emotions are unimportant or wrong to feel and express or you have experienced shame over the emotions you experience, this book will give you new insights that will give you the freedom to experience all the emotions you were created to feel. This book can also help you learn to live a more authentic life, experience a deeper sense of community by helping you to form heart connections, and give you a deeper understanding of the Creator.Wendy J. Mahill is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, a lay counselor at Riverlakes Community Church in Bakersfield, California, and the director of Passionate Heart Ministries. She's written two other books used in this ministry. Growing a Passionate Heart is designed to help survivors of childhood sexual abuse and Growing a Courageous Heart is designed to help women struggling with eating disorders. For more information visit our website www.passionateheartministry.com.In Embracing a Feeling Heart, Wendy Mahill gives feelings a voice. In this epic journey of healing through feeling, Wendy pours out her personal testimony in each chapter helping to bring about greater relevance, awareness, and understanding. I whole heartedly recommend Wendy's book. Through this curriculum and the power of Christ, healing steps can be taken from denying a wounded heart to Embracing a Feeling Heart.Tim Hardy, MFTPastor of Care MinistriesLaurelglen Bible Church
In 1976 the Big Thompson River flood in Colorado took 150 lives, including those of seven women on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ International. Deeply grieved by the loss, survivor Ney Bailey embraced a journey of faith that led her to a life-changing truth: No matter how things look and no matter how we feel, God is in control. In Faith is Not a Feeling, Ney reveals how life’s tragedies and challenges lead each of us to an important decision about how we will relate to God. Building on a foundation of experiences all believers can relate to, this well-loved speaker and teacher shows how you can take advantage of the endless opportunities life provided to deepen your trust in the Lord. Faith is Not a Feeling has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to choose to believe God’s promises over their own personal feelings. Now you, too, can discover the secrets that will allow you to face painful experiences with a measure of objectivity, use your feelings to take you to God, and experience true peace in the midst of failure and trials. Best of all, you will learn how to obediently and confidently take God at His word as you never have before.
Astrian Becomes Human is the first of the Soul inspiring Have You Ever Thought a Feeling inner wisdom series that introduces Astrian. It all begins when a Star comes to Earth as a Human. The Star child's journey on Earth takes her through many new and exciting adventures as well as a world of feelings never felt by the Star-kind.
Love - a simple four-letter word has the power to change the destiny of any person. Love is the best thing to happen to us if it is with our Mr. or Miss Right. I found my Miss Right in Shritha, who changed my life and along with it, my destiny too. I will not claim that I have best love story in the world; but love was definitely the best thing that happened to me, I probably would have never come in front of you as a writer. This book is a magical journey of love, put through to you, my readers, in a loving way as my life was with Shrita. I hope you enjoy reading about this enchanted part of my life as much as I enjoyed living it and still enjoy reminiscing about. In A Feeling Named Love is my story, my experiences with love - the best part of my life - put into words.
Release on 2012-11-12 | by Tony Glover,Scott Dirks,Ward Gaines
The Little Walter Story
Author: Tony Glover,Scott Dirks,Ward Gaines
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Whenever you hear the prevalent wailing blues harmonica in commercials, film soundtracks or at a blues club, you are experiencing the legacy of the master harmonica player, Little Walter. Immensely popular in his lifetime, Little Walter had fourteen Top 10 hits on the R&B charts, and he was also the first Chicago blues musician to play at the Apollo. Ray Charles and B.B. King, great blues artists in their own right, were honored to sit in with his band. However, at the age of 37, he lay in a pauper's grave in Chicago. This book will tell the story of a man whose music, life and struggles continue to resonate to this day.