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Lead Us Into Temptation

Lead Us Into Temptation

The Triumph of American Materialism

  • Author: James B. Twitchell
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 9780231500425
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 310
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Coke adds life. Just do it. Yo quiero Taco Bell. We live in a commercial age, awash in a sea of brand names, logos, and advertising jingles—not to mention commodities themselves. Are shoppers merely the unwitting stooges of the greedy producers who will stop at nothing to sell their wares? Are the producers' powers of persuasion so great that resistance is futile? James Twitchell counters this assumption of the used and abused consumer with a witty and unflinching look at commercial culture, starting from the simple observation that "we are powerfully attracted to the world of goods (after all, we don't call them 'bads')." He contends that far from being forced upon us against our better judgment, "consumerism is our better judgment." Why? Because increasingly, store-bought objects are what hold us together as a society, doing the work of "birth, patina, pews, coats of arms, house, and social rank"—previously done by religion and bloodline. We immediately understand the connotations of status and identity exemplified by the Nike swoosh, the Polo pony, the Guess? label, the DKNY logo. The commodity alone is not what we are after; rather, we actively and creatively want that logo and its signification—the social identity it bestows upon us. As Twitchell summarizes, "Tell me what you buy, and I will tell what you are and who you want to be." Using elements as disparate as the film The Jerk, French theorists, popular bumper stickers, and Money magazine to explore the nature and importance of advertising lingo, packaging, fashion, and "The Meaning of Self," Twitchell overturns one stodgy social myth after another. In the process he reveals the purchase and possession of things to be the self-identifying acts of modern life. Not only does the car you drive tell others who you are, it lets you know as well. The consumption of goods, according to Twitchell, provides us with tangible everyday comforts and with crucial inner security in a seemingly faithless age. That we may find our sense of self through buying material objects is among the chief indictments of contemporary culture. Twitchell, however, sees the significance of shopping. "There are no false needs." We buy more than objects, we buy meaning. For many of us, especially in our youth, Things R Us.

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Catholic Priests and the Sexual Abuse of Children

  • Author: Jason Berry
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252068126
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 407
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An investigative look into cases of sexual abuse of boys by Catholic priests profiles the families and children who are struggling to regain faith and secure justice; the church officials struggling to cover up the scandal; and the abusive priests.

Into Temptation

Into Temptation

  • Author: Jeanie London
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1552544303
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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MI6 agent Lindy Gardner always gets what she wants. And right now she wants Joshua Benedict to come clean about his relationship with the criminal mastermind behind the White Star amulet's disappearance. She knows Joshua is the best "fixer" ever to walk on the wrong side of the law — no man could elude capture for so long without being very, very good. But Joshua has his own agenda. He needs to know what British Intelligence has on him. Why not challenge sensual, daring Lindy to an international game of hide-and-seek? There's only one hitch. Joshua wants to be caught. Is this game on...or game over?

Into Temptation

Into Temptation

  • Author: Penny Vincenzi
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0755351541
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 736
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Power, politics and closely guarded secrets abound in INTO TEMPTATION, the third and final novel of Sunday Times bestselling author Penny Vincenzi's Spoils of Time trilogy. 'Like an illicit lover, I have been sloping off all week to snatch another hour's pleasure with ... Penny Vincenzi's terrific new novel' Jilly Cooper. For any reader of Elizabeth Buchan, Santa Montefiore or Harriet Evans, and for any fan of epics such as Downton Abbey. The Lytton family past is full of secrets, and only Lady Celia knows them all. There's her daughter Adele's difficult, dark past; the dreadful cruelty of a truth her son Kit had to confront; even the shadows of Celia's own life, and that of Barty Miller, the child she rescued from the slums in babyhood who now owns more than half of the Lytton publishing house. Some secrets are more dangerous than others, some shared with Celia's family, some entirely her own. And all absolutely safe in her keeping. Until something threatens to reveal them all...

And Lead Us Not Into Temptation

And Lead Us Not Into Temptation

  • Author: Denise Curtis
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 1491824794
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 546
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And Lead Us Not into Temptation is a book of truth designed to lead and guide our souls in the balance of right as it inspires a sense of sight fashioned to impress upon us to live as souls in the flesh. And as we walk through, we will hear the sounds of the stoned scales drop off of our eyes and reveal our soul's sight while seeing Jehovah through Jesus in the truest light.

Descent Into Temptation

Descent Into Temptation

  • Author: Rachel Funk
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0557024552
  • Category:
  • Page: 319
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David Preston is a middle-aged lawyer, if not content, then accepting of the status quo. He has reached the height of his career, is married to a devoted woman, and he has close friends. Although he appears to have it all, a deep depression grips him. He spends time staring aimlessly out his office window at the cold, unwelcoming city passing beyond his office every day, lost in the monotony and cold anonymity. That is until one morning with his eyes fixed on the street below he sees a woman who, in a momentary glimpse, changes his life and how he views the world forever. We follow David on an erotic spiral of obsession and zealous devotion as he envisions a new life, a happier one, with this woman. What begins as simple attraction soon grows into something more, something relentless that drives him beyond the edge of madness.

Running into Temptation

Running into Temptation

  • Author: Amanda McCabe
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1460329724
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Gretna Green, 1814 After narrowly avoiding scandal with a falsehearted rake, Miss Melanie Harding is sent to live quietly in the country. No balls. No parties. Certainly no flirting with dashing strangers whose dark eyes hint at all kinds of delicious wickedness. All of Philip Carrington's practical plans evaporate the moment he encounters Melanie. Is it foolishness to run away with her to Scotland, or the wisest thing he's ever done? The lovely, impetuous Miss Harding kisses like an angel—and brings out the very devil in him. And together, they may discover the most passionate adventure of all….

Led into Temptation

Led into Temptation

  • Author: Cara Summers
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 142685496X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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He's the worst possible man for her. And she wants him with a desperation that borders on obsession… Recently jilted Naomi Brightman has had it with men! Her last boyfriend left her with a broken heart and the FBI on her trail. What she needs now is a place to hide for a while. Only when she gets to the remote resort she owns with her sisters, what she finds is a temptation that could jeopardize a lot more than her good name…. Enter dangerously delicious Dane MacFarland. He makes Naomi sizzle all over! But…he's off-limits. Really, really off-limits. Still, the passion between them is overwhelming, irresistible—even downright sinful. Or it would be—if Dane was half the man Naomi thinks he is….

Lead Us Into Temptation

Lead Us Into Temptation

  • Author: Breandán Ó hEithir
  • Publisher: Clo Iar-Chonnacht
  • ISBN: 9781905560523
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 142
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Martin Melody and his disreputable friends are too busy drinking to pay much attention to Ireland declaring itself a republic and withdrawing from the Commonwealth in 1948.

Lead Me Not Into Temptation; I Can Find it Myself

Lead Me Not Into Temptation; I Can Find it Myself

Grandma Goes Online

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Pumpkin Press
  • ISBN: 098774271X
  • Category:
  • Page: 121
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Sex in your seventies, a google search, begins this humorous story about senior single relationships. Kayla comes up with the idea that without a partner she is at a disadvantage. She goes online over a one year period in search of a compatible companion in spite of the many self-doubts and second thoughts that arise from a persistent, outspoken inner voice that criticizes her unmercifully. Follow her journey as she meets five potential companions telling about each encounter as it takes place (yes, the author did the research herself). Along the way, she bumps into many surprises and learns a few things about herself as well as online dating. Find out how Kayla turns her mundane existence into a more fulfilling life as she looks forward to the future. The sand in the hourglass may be running out but paradoxically, living for her is gearing up rather than winding down.