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Why I Do Not Believe in God

Author : Annie Besant
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"Why I Do Not Believe in God" by Annie Besant. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

When I m Not Me Anymore

Author : Rhonda Hoffman
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A familiar stranger. That is who my mom became as dementia slowly took hold of her. She was someone I knew and loved but not the same person she had been. A profound sadness hit me when I realized that my daughters may one day have to deal with me in this same condition and I wanted them to know that who I become if this happens is not really who I am. The things I will say and do will be coming from someone who has gradually become a stranger to them. Everything about our life together will change when I have nowhere to go and all day to get there, forgetting that they still have commitments, appointments and things to do. We will experience a sense of time travel as my memories from the past become jumbled up in the happenings of each new day. The change in my language could bring about surprising and sometimes disturbing conversations as the filters from the past wane and they see me in my uncut glory. This is a love letter of instruction to my daughters while I am able to express myself fully with prompts for you to do the same for your children or to chronicle meaningful times in the lives of your parents before the chance is lost forever.

I Am Not I

Author : Jacob Needleman
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Seeking to reconcile the split between our inner child and our adult self, eminent philosopher and religious scholar Jacob Needleman evokes the ancient spiritual tradition of a deep dialogue between a guiding wisdom figure and a seeker. The elder offers an initiation to a younger self, an initiation the author feels is missing from our culture. Rendered as a stage play, the conversation between the 80-year-old author and his younger selves unfolds, and an ambiguity emerges as to whether this is strictly the author’s internal dialogue or whether the younger self may be nurturing a rebirth of the author. On one level, I Am Not I brings younger readers (teenagers and young adults) face to face with powerful spiritual and philosophical ideas. But as the book progresses, the dialogue delves into questions and insights that carry astonishing new hope and vision for every man and woman, challenging our culture’s accepted—and often toxic—ideas about humanity’s place in a living universe. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lead Me Not Into Temptation I Can Find it Myself

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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.

I Was Not There on the Church Stairs

Author : Melody Rae Petras
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I Do Not Consent

Author : Simone Gold, M.D., J.D.
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“The bumper-sticker directive to ‘follow the science’ was actually an evasion of responsibility. It let people off the hook for their bad decisions in a crisis. Was New York Governor Cuomo’s executive order sending COVID-hospitalized patients back to nursing homes to infect other vulnerable nursing home patients ‘following the science’? Of course not. And sending post-hospitalization COVID-positive patients back to nursing homes was unnecessary. Relative to the total nursing home population, Governor Cuomo contributed to a larger percentage of nursing-home deaths—especially when compared to the states without such a policy. New Jersey’s over seven thousand nursing home deaths account for half of the state’s fatalities since March. Pennsylvania did just as miserably. These governors made specific decisions that cost thousands of the most vulnerable, most expendable, their lives. But they didn’t do it to their own relatives.” —From I Do Not Consent

I Know He is Not Going to Make It

Author : Carolyn Scanze Giglio
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Unlike her previous eight Murder Mystery-Romance novels — this book is strictly Fiction — Romance. She started writing right after her 77th birthday. To-date she has nine novels published. Ilsa’ Revenge Marcello & Me Love of Two Sisters Biarritz Beach/Resurrection of a Divorced Woman Love on a Farm Love Reigns Till Death Second Time is Magic Biaritz Beach on West Coast Love is Definitely Greek to Me

I Do Not Come to You by Chance

Author : Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
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A deeply moving debut novel set amid the perilous world of Nigerian email scams, I Do Not Come to You by Chance tells the story of one young man and the family who loves him. Being the opera of the family, Kingsley Ibe is entitled to certain privileges--a piece of meat in his egusi soup, a party to celebrate his graduation from university. As first son, he has responsibilities, too. But times are bad in Nigeria, and life is hard. Unable to find work, Kingsley cannot take on the duty of training his younger siblings, nor can he provide his parents with financial peace in their retirement. And then there is Ola. Dear, sweet Ola, the sugar in Kingsley's tea. It does not seem to matter that he loves her deeply; he cannot afford her bride price. It hasn't always been like this. For much of his young life, Kingsley believed that education was everything, that through wisdom, all things were possible. Now he worries that without a "long-leg"--someone who knows someone who can help him--his degrees will do nothing but adorn the walls of his parents' low-rent house. And when a tragedy befalls his family, Kingsley learns the hardest lesson of all: education may be the language of success in Nigeria, but it's money that does the talking. Unconditional family support may be the way in Nigeria, but when Kingsley turns to his Uncle Boniface for help, he learns that charity may come with strings attached. Boniface--aka Cash Daddy--is an exuberant character who suffers from elephantiasis of the pocket. He's also rumored to run a successful empire of email scams. But he can help. With Cash Daddy's intervention, Kingsley and his family can be as safe as a tortoise in its shell. It's up to Kingsley now to reconcile his passion for knowledge with his hunger for money, and to fully assume his role of first son. But can he do it without being drawn into this outlandish milieu?

I Was Busy Now I m Not

Author : Joseph Peck
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Do you know time is your life? When you waste your time, you waste your life. Does your time seem to be in short supply? Have you had enough of feeling overwhelmed? Are you ready to find time for what matters most? If so, this book will help you discover how to: * simplify your complicated life, * make time for what matters most, and * live your big dreams!

I AM ALEX IT S NOT FAIR

Author : Vicki Joseph
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I AM ALEX! IT'S NOT FAIR is the third installment of a boy named Alex. Alex started out as a bully and through growth and development learns that being a bully is not an okay place to be. When he comes the victim, he sets out on a quest to stop bullying at his middle school.

I Am Not Your Negro

Author : Velvet Films, Inc.
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National Bestseller In his final years, Baldwin envisioned a book about his three assassinated friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King. His deeply personal notes for the project had never been published before acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck mined Baldwin’s oeuvre to compose his stunning documentary film I Am Not Your Negro. Peck weaves these texts together, brilliantly imagining the book that Baldwin never wrote with selected published and unpublished passages, essays, letters, notes, and interviews that are every bit as incisive and pertinent now as they have ever been. Peck’s film uses them to jump through time, juxtaposing Baldwin’s private words with his public statements, in a blazing examination of the tragic history of race in America. This edition contains more than 40 black-and-white images from the film. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary

I Am Not a Victim I m a Ministry Gift

Author : Evangelist Linda J. Waiters
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This book, a testimony of the author's life experiences permitted by God, is simply God's predestined release of just one of many tools specifically designed to awaken His Church from its state of apostasy. As the author unveils Satan's strategic plan to abort her God ordained destiny to preach, the fundamentals of apostasy which not only worked against her but continue to work against the true Church of today are also revealed. Evangelist Waiters meticulously contrasts the activation of spiritual gifts, such as dreams of Hell in her childhood, versus satanical attacks like molestation, racial struggles, voodoo, betrayals, addictions, promiscuity, and abortion designed to destroy her even before she received Christ and recognized the call on her life. God delivered her from the jaws of death several times. After receiving Christ and being gloriously baptized in the Holy Ghost, she records experiences in church which promoted Satan's plan of destruction more so than God's plan of redemption. She shares events which ultimately led her back into cycles of destruction including internet dating. Nevertheless, her testimony serves as God's heart cry and warning to clergy worldwide against the mishandling of His children seeking Him as their refuge. Eventually, God's grace brings her to the realization that she is not the vessel of dishonor she resigned herself to be, but that she was systematically being trained and qualified to sound an alarm to the Body of Christ. Consequently, this book exposes the workings of the spirit of Jezebel which operates hand-in-hand with apostasy. Satanic snares and contracts are exposed, along with explanations as to why Believers remain bound and ineffective, through the discussion of false prophets, greed, tradition and idolatry. The author concludes by extending hope to readers through the discussion of salvation and why we need Jesus Christ to save us.

I Am Not Joey Pigza

Author : Jack Gantos
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Just when Joey Pigza's wired world finally seems to be under control, his good-for-nothing dad pops back into his life. This time, though, Carter Pigza is a new man – literally. After a lucky lotto win, Carter Pigza has a crazy new outlook on life, and he's even changed his name to Charles Heinz. He thinks Joey and his mom should become new people, too. Soon Joey finds himself bombarded with changes: a new name, a new home, and a new family business – running the beat-up Beehive Diner. He knows he should forgive his dad as his mom wants him to, and get with the new family program. But Joey is afraid that in changing names and going with the flow he will lose sight of who he really is. In this rocket-paced new chapter in Joey Pigza's life, a favorite hero discovers what identity and forgiveness really mean, and how to cook a delicious turkey burger. This title has Common Core connections.

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Does God Exist I Do Do Not Believe This Book is for You

Author : Craig Radford
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Does science prove God's existence or provide more reasons to doubt? Does God truly exist? That is the age-old seemingly unanswerable question. But what if there was an answer? What if the answer has been staring us right in the face for centuries, but we've been too busy missing the forest for the trees? This book invites you to take a step back and look at the broader picture. It offers anecdotes, observations and, most importantly, scientific evidence of the universal, all-encompassing, culture-transcending purpose that connects us all. In that purpose, we find many paths to a knowledge that has eluded humankind for as long as we have had the ability to wonder: proof that God does indeed exist. We find this knowledge in the stars, in the nature of time, in the laws of physics, in our own bodies, and in equations as complex as advanced calculus and unconditional love. It's just a matter of knowing where (and how) to look. In a centuries-old debate that has always placed science in an adversarial role with faith, this book brings the two camps together, using logic and reason to prove the existence of God. For the atheist, these pages eschew scriptural references in favor of evolutionary, philosophical, cultural, and natural evidence. For the believer, this book enhances your faith with affirmative arguments steeped in mathematics, particle physics, and a host of other scientific and real-world observations. And for anyone who has ever looked up at the sky and wondered what might lie beyond, this book provides a clear, compelling, life-affirming answer. "Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything." "" Napoleon Hill "As a secularist and humanist who doesn't share the same conclusions, I was surprised with what an enjoyable read this is. This is the strongest summary to date that I've seen for the Theist position." "" Jeremy Runnells, author of the CES Letter "Written through a Euro-centric philosophical and western science lens, one has the opportunity to consider not only the argument for and against the belief in a God, but to contemplate a middle ground where the dualities of such sit squarely within the most important part of the equation- the one who asks the question. This book is a worthwhile read, particularly for those seeking to dive more deeply into the self." "" Jonathan Webb, Dr. of Theology

Cast Me Not Off When I Am Old

Author : Carol Kasser
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"Cast Me Not Off" helps the elderly and those who care for them make choices to maximize the quality of life in later years. Part I contains housing options and questions to consider when contemplating each choice. Part II contains vignettes from nursing homes to help family and staff learn how to reach out to residents. Part III contains readings and prayers that will be useful for the frail elderly and their caretakers.

Skinny or Not Here I Come

Author : Margaret Cupit-Link
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Skinny or Not, Here I Come is part memoir, part self-help book. It is a true story detailing the inner thoughts of a young girl with an eating disorder and how these thoughts evolved into her adulthood. The author describes all of her many different experiences with counseling and the life events that fueled her eating disorder. She outlines the strategies, belief systems (including Christian faith), and motivating factors that helped her to finally begin a journey of recovery.

I Want to Go to Heaven But Not Yet

Author : Joe Wise
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Tell My Mother I m Not Dead

Author : Trevor Hamilton
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This book divides into two parts. The first is a personal narrative of the impact of the death of the author’s son Ralph on him and his family and his efforts to see if there was any evidence for his continued existence (generated largely through visits to mediums) that a thinking person could take seriously. The second is an attempt to evaluate that evidence objectively (based on an extensive survey of current and past scientific research in the UK and the USA). The title reflects the inevitable tension between emotion and intellect in such an enquiry.

I ll Try Is Not Good Enough

Author : Philip B. Nelson Kirk w. Nelson Michael J. Paxton
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If people could change their competencies and characteristics at will, personal development would be a relatively simple matter. However, there are many reasons why people consciously or unconsciously tend to resist change. The purpose of this book is to make you aware of techniques for overcoming resistance to change and meaningfully influence the change process in others. Knowledge of these techniques will allow you to formulate and execute truly effective personnel planning and development. An individual’s behavior is a function of their innate capacity, their level of awareness, their motivation, and their competence to execute their work responsibilities. Behavior is profoundly influenced by each of these factors. Positively impacting an individual is essentially a matter of altering one or more of these factors that are an impediment to behavior change.