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We Sang It Our Way

We Sang It Our Way

Confessions from a Choir Vestry

  • Author: Reginald Frary
  • Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781853114328
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 212
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Frary entertains readers with stories of that strange social grouping: the parish choir. Here is what happened when a new (and foolhardy) vicar tried to replace the annual "Messiah from Scratch" in favour of a concert by a smart Madrigal choir.

Nemesis

Nemesis

A Tragi-Comedy

  • Author: Melanie Lowy
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1491801484
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 350
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Annie Ehrlich, a woman of a certain age, born in Munich is the only Holocaust survivor of her family. She is living contentedly with her husband and writes for various journals. Through her work she has contact with the publisher of Jacob Jabot, revisionist historian and fervent holocaust denier. A chance meeting with this vile man convinces her that the world must be rid of him and that she must be the one to do it. At the Munich Opera House, during the performance of Gotterdammerung, Jabot falls into her honey trap and invites her home. A dense phantasmagoria of sexual power play and revenge follows, during which the reader is taken on a journey through the darkest hours of European history as seen through the eyes of one of its hapless victims, through the post war years of rebuilding and rebirth and back into a present that flickers between the real and the imaginary, the desired and the feared. Nemesis is at turns literary autobiography, wish fulfilment and poignant commentary on the basest human emotions by an author who herself lived through the madness of Nazi Germany.

It'll Be All Wrong on the Night

It'll Be All Wrong on the Night

More Choir Tales of Triumph and Disaster

  • Author: Reginald Frary
  • Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781853115080
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 216
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As well as keeping a succession of pompous vicars happy, calming tensions between the organist and the choir director, preventing all-out war between the traditionalists and the modernisers, there's a concert to prepare for. More whimsical tales to amuse and entertain. Reginald Frary has entertained tens of thousands of readers with his hilarious choir tales for more than forty years' and has experienced the real thing in his local choir in Richmond, Surrey for more than fifty years. His first story collection with the Canterbury Press was "We Sang It Our Way".

We Don't Do That Tune, Vicar

We Don't Do That Tune, Vicar

More Disharmony in the Choir

  • Author: Reginald Frary
  • Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781853118371
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 150
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Here are 23 new stories, largely featuring trouble over tunes, which will greatly entertain Regs loyal and eager readers.

Coming Full Circle: One Woman’S Journey Through Spiritual Crisis

Coming Full Circle: One Woman’S Journey Through Spiritual Crisis

Memoirs of a Woman Who Found Her Way out of the Maze of Bipolar Disorder and Learned to Create a Balanced Life.

  • Author: Carol L. Noyes
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1493189271
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 284
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Her journey of recovery from bipolar disorder and her insights are described in this book, an autobiography of Carol Noyes. When Carol went through mid-life crisis in the spring of 2006 her world was turned upside-down. Carol was able to wean herself off drugs, after over four years on psychiatric medications. She found natural alternatives that effectively helped her to recover and to lead a productive life. Carol believes that the current medical paradigm is inadequate and often unable to help individuals to heal and to bounce back. Carol nearly died from a combination of the swine flu and lithium poisoning. Her descent to the bottom of the metaphorical well provided the impetus for her to research non-drug therapies. These therapies, along with faith, hope, and courage, brought Carol back to a peaceful life. Carol recounts her life and investigates the factors that precipitated imbalance. She writes about her extraordinary experiences during expanded states of consciousness. She also delves into the world of symbols and mythologies, describing how they became poignant for her. Carol calls her experience a time of spiritual awakening; a time of developing self-esteem, learning to love herself, and finding her true purpose. She hopes that her insights will help others going through spiritual crisis. Those interested in humanistic psychology, personal growth, and spirituality may find this book fascinating.

Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling

Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling

An Effective short-term Approach for Getting People Back on Track

  • Author: Charles Allen Kollar
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310873800
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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This groundbreaking book, now updated and expanded, furthers its original, effective, time-saving approach that benefits pastors overtaxed by counseling demands. Dr. Charles Kollar presents a departure in pastoral counseling, showing that counseling need not be long-term or depend on psychological manipulation to produce dramatic results. In most cases, the solution lies with the counselees themselves. Using the tested methods found in Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling, pastors, apart from counselors, will be well equipped to help their counselees discover a solution and put it in motion speedily and productively.SFPC is short-term—typically one to five sessions, in which the counselor seeks to create solutions with—not for—the counselee. The focus is on the possibility of life without the problem through an understanding of what is different when the problem does not occur or is less intrusive. The goal is healthy change, sooner rather than later, by helping the counselee see and work on the solution with God’s activity already present in his or her life.The solution-focused approach does not require the counselor to be a highly trained psychological expert. It requires biblically based sensitivity and common sense. Yet this approach also recognizes its limitations and understands that there are situations in which other professional and/or medical help is required.

At the Edge of Uncertainty

At the Edge of Uncertainty

11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise

  • Author: Michael Brooks
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1847659667
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 423
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The atom. The Big Bang. DNA. Natural selection. All ideas that have revolutionised science - and that were dismissed out of hand when they first appeared. The surprises haven't stopped: here, Michael Brooks, bestselling author of 13 Things that Don't Make Sense, investigates the new wave of unexpected insights that are shaping the future of scientific discovery. Through eleven radical new insights, Brooks takes us to the extreme frontiers of what we understand about the world. He journeys from the observations that might rewrite our history of the universe, through the novel biology behind our will to live, and on to the physiological root of consciousness. Along the way, he examines how the underrepresentation of women in clinical trials means that many of the drugs we use are less effective on women than men and more likely to have adverse effects, explores how merging humans with other species might provide a solution to the shortage of organ donors, and finds out if there is such a thing as the will to live. When we think about science, we often think of iron-clad facts. But today more than ever, our unshakeable truths have been shaken apart. As Michael Brooks reveals, the best science is about open-mindedness, imagination and a love of mind-boggling adventures at the edge of uncertainty.

Healing After Dark

Healing After Dark

Pioneering Compassionate Medicine at the Boston Evening Clinic

  • Author: Morris A. Cohen,Richard Shain Cohen
  • Publisher: CCB Publishing
  • ISBN: 1926918452
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 184
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In 1927 in the field of health care an unusual event occurred. Morris Aaron Cohen, M.D. founded the Boston Evening Clinic, an unique and never before conceived facility for the treatment of the indigent and low-wage earners who could not afford to lose a day's pay. It was an endeavor that achieved success against overwhelming odds: the objections of the Massachusetts Medical Society, major hospitals, banks, and businesses. Often denounced as unethical or even called a "liar" by an outstanding member of the Society who believed Morris Cohen was taking money from the poor and placing it in his own pockets, the besieged man never surrendered. None of the criticisms was justified and all were proved false. Why? Because Dr. Morris Cohen, as his memoir attests, persisted; because he believed there were many among us who required the kind of care he believed in. Eventually, this humane man who believed in the dignity of human beings, who recognized the needs of people unable to pay for medical care during the day, rose in stature with his clinic until eventual recognition by Presidents of the United States and persons, both medical and lay, within the United States and beyond. About the Author Richard Shain Cohen of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, is originally from Boston. He retired from the University of Maine at Presque Isle after serving as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of English. He holds B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. He served as editor of the journal "Husson Review" and was principal participant in a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for "Images of Aroostook" that was exhibited throughout the State of Maine. His own publications, in addition to this book include: "The Forgotten Longfellow: Man in the Shadows" (2010), "Only God Can Make a Tree," poetry from himself and his brother, Alfred Robert Cohen; and the novels "Monday: End of the Week, Be Still, My Soul," and "Petal on a Black Bough." He also wrote chapters for "Aroostook: Land of Promise," academic reviews, other articles, and - with the help of a Shell Grant - a monograph on Samuel Richardson that can be found in major library holdings. Aside from the present book, in progress is a fourth novel.

Now Is The Time

Now Is The Time

A daily devotional

  • Author: Angus Buchan
  • Publisher: Monarch Books
  • ISBN: 0857215817
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 384
  • View: 1019
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Angus Buchan is author of two popular volumes of autobiography, 'Faith Like Potatoes' and 'Come of Age', and the widely-used devotional 'A Farmer's Year'. An enormously popular speaker, he has proved himself capable of communicating successfully with men who have the barest connection to the Christian faith. 'Now Is The Time', the successor volume to The Mustard Seed, offers a further 12 month's readings for the full calendar year, with a Scripture passage for each day, a meditation (often including an arresting anecdote) and a short prayer.

The Crazyladies of Pearl Street

The Crazyladies of Pearl Street

A Novel

  • Author: Trevanian
  • Publisher: Crown
  • ISBN: 9780307238504
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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Legendary writer Trevanian brings readers his most personal novel yet: a funny, deeply felt, often touching coming-of-age novel set in 1930s America. Six-year-old Jean-Luc LaPointe, his little sister, and his spirited but vulnerable young mother have been abandoned—again—by his father, a charming con artist. With no money and nowhere else to go, the LaPointes create a fragile nest in a tenement building at 238 North Pearl Street in Albany, New York. For the next eight years, through the Great Depression and Second World War, they live in the heart of the Irish slum, surrounded by ward heelers, unemployment, and grinding poverty. Pearl Street is also home to a variety of “crazyladies”: Miss Cox, the feared and ridiculed teacher who ignites Jean-Luc’s imagination; Mrs. Kane, who runs a beauty parlor/fortune-telling salon in the back of her husband’s grocery store; Mrs. Meehan, the desperate, harried matriarch of a thuggish family across the street; lonely Mrs. McGivney, who spends every day tending to her catatonic husband, a veteran of the Great War; and Jean-Luc’s own unconventional, vivacious mother. Colorful though it is, Jean-Luc never stops dreaming of a way out of the slum, and his mother’s impossible expectations are both his driving force and his burden. As legendary writer Trevanian lovingly re-creates the neighborhood of his youth in this funny, deeply moving coming-of-age novel, he also paints a vivid portrait of a neighborhood, a city, a nation in turmoil, and the people waiting for a better life to begin. It’s a heartfelt and unforgettable look back at one child’s life in the 1930s and ’40s, a story that will be remembered long after the last page is turned.