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The World I Live In and Optimism

The World I Live In and Optimism

A Collection of Essays

  • Author: Helen Keller
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486140598
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 128
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These poetic, inspiring essays offer remarkable insights into the world of a gifted woman who was deaf and blind. Keller relates her impressions, perceived through the senses and imagination, of the world's beauty and promise.

Messed Up Men of the Bible

Messed Up Men of the Bible

Seeing the Men in Your Life Through God's Eyes

  • Author: Tina Samples and Dave Samples
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • ISBN: 0825443830
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 176
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"My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness."--2 Corinthians 12:9 From schlubby sitcom heroes to mommy blogs to online articles, there is a broad cultural perception that men constantly mess up and women must fight an uphill battle to fix them. Men are a burden, constant works-in-progress, pushed toward perfection but always falling short. This book asks a revolutionary question: What if these messed-up men are actually a mighty tool for God? Tina and Dave Samples remind us that the Bible is filled with a cast of messed-up men—men who struggled and fell, and yet were used by God to accomplish His purposes. In fact, God has consistently chosen imperfect "clay pots" in which to place His light. David was a poor father. Peter had problems with integrity. Moses had anger issues, Gideon struggled with fear, and Elijah suffered from depression--the list goes on. Messed Up Men of the Bible offers encounters with these ancient men who faced the same emotions and questions that contemporary men face, in order to reveal fresh spiritual insights and hope for modern relationships. Through personal stories, practical advice, and useful exercises, Tina and Dave provide encouragement and hope for women dealing with the messed up men in their own lives.

Barnaby

Barnaby

  • Author: Crockett Johnson
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486218651
  • Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial
  • Page: 137
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"The most important addition to American arts and letters in Lord knows how many years." -- Dorothy Parker. Reproduced in full colour and featuring Mr. O'Malley, McSnoyd, Gorgon, Gus, and other delightful comic creations, here are 13 of the most popular Barnaby adventures. Includes the famous scrap iron drive and the hot coffee ring escapades. Reprint of the 1943 edition.

Helen Keller, Collection Novels

Helen Keller, Collection Novels

  • Author: Helen Keller,Professor of Public Law European Law and International Law Helen Keller
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781500338329
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 312
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Helen Adams Keller (1880 - 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. At age 22, Keller published her autobiography, The Story of My Life (1903). Keller wrote The World I Live In in 1908, giving readers an insight into how she felt about the world. In this book: Story of My Life The Song of the Stone Wall The World I Live In Optimism, An Essay

Southern Writers

Southern Writers

A New Biographical Dictionary

  • Author: Joseph M. Flora,Amber Vogel
  • Publisher: LSU Press
  • ISBN: 0807131237
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 504
  • View: 5640
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This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition's-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. What constitutes a "southern writer" is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary's original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned. Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.

Good Business

Good Business

Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning

  • Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101127001
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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Since Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi published the groundbreaking Flow more than a decade ago, world leaders such as Tony Blair and former President Clinton, and influential sports figures like Super Bowl champion coach Jimmy Johnson have all been inspired by the book. In today's corporate upheaval, a new business paradigm is evolving. While many CEOs are being exposed for their greed, truly visionary leaders believe in a goal that benefits themselves as well as others. They realize that it is their vision and "soul" that attract loyal employees willing to go above and beyond the call of corporate duty. And their employees are realizing the same thing: while 80 percent of adults claim they'd work even if they didn't have to, the majority of them can hardly wait to leave their jobs and get home. Good Business starts with the premise that this is an age in which business and work have replaced religion and politics as central forces in contemporary life. The book reveals how business leaders, managers, and even employees can find their "flow" and contribute not only to their own happiness, but also to a just and evolving society. It identifies the factors crucial to the operation of a good business: trust, the commitment to fostering the personal growth of employees, and the dedication to creating a product that helps mankind. Good Business is sure to become a must-read text for anyone who values the positive contributions of individuals in the changing world of business.

Laughing at the Darkness: Postmodernism and Optimism in American Humour

Laughing at the Darkness: Postmodernism and Optimism in American Humour

  • Author: Paul McDonald
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1847601898
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The World I Live In

The World I Live In

  • Author: Helen Keller
  • Publisher: N.A
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New Books on Women and Feminism

New Books on Women and Feminism

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Feminism
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New Books on Women, Gender and Feminism

New Books on Women, Gender and Feminism

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Feminism
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