You look into this beautiful child’s eyes and suddenly realize all the love you have to give, all the hopes you had for them can’t change the damage done to them in the womb before they ever had a chance. This is the heartbreaking reality for some adoptive parents as they realize the lifelong consequences of alcohol use during pregnancy. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder is a leading cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities in the United States. What do you do when the fairy tale family you believed in suddenly seems to be falling apart in the face of this harsh reality? Author Kristin Berry: There is no need to struggle alone or in isolation. Other families know what you are going through. Find strength in not only your faith, but in the community of others who understand your heartache and disappointment, and the desperate need to help these children have a future. Provides an account of real-life struggles and solutions from early childhood to young adulthood Opens a window into their life and family in hopes of encouraging others Reveals understanding, compassionate support for families facing these heart-wrenching challenges.
An Adoptive Journey
Author: Kristin Berry
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Category: Family & Relationships
Born Broken is the story of my struggle with alcoholism and my journey to recovery. It's the story of growing up in a poor white neighborhood called Okieville with no way out and no hope for a better tomorrow. As you travel through this story with me, you will discover how alcohol took control of my life while I was still young and vulnerable. Yes, most of my struggles stem from chronic alcohol abuse, a disorder that this story will expose for its true nature. It will reveal insights I gained during my battle with this deadly disease. It tells how God grasped my trembling hands one desperate night and summoned me out of the abyss. Since that night, I have been struggling with alcoholism one day and one step at a time.
Author: Steve R
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Alex's heart book, Born With A Broken Heart, is an inspirational and educational children's book. It is our hope that this book will give parents and children the opportunity to learn about congenital heart disease (CHD) and to spread CHD awareness throughout the world. It is also our wish that the courage and spirit Alex showed in life will inspire others who face challenges to do so with faith, passion, and unconditional love. This book will be available through the following websites: 1) http: //www.authorhouse.com 2) http: //www.alexheartfund.com 3) Facebook Causes - Children's Heart Fund in Memory of Alexander Xavier Gallegos Illustrated by: John Shallenberger
Congenital Heart Disease
Author: Rick Gallegos,Annette Gallegos
"Rags to Righteousness" is a practical but profound view on how faith in Christ Jesus can bring anyone back from the depths of despair. Author and Pastor Marcus F. Cage shares how drugs, poverty and temptation couldn't stop the love of God from raising him to righteous standing. Pastor Cage also shares his near-death experience and describes how God stopped Satan's attempt to kill him at a very young age. There is no fiction in these pages. The truths that are shared are real. God has released Pastor Cage to help others heal from their past, so they won't be held back from their true future. "Rags to Righteousness" is also a call for Christians to come out of hiding, since the believer has a higher purpose and loyalty to the Kingdom of God. We are to set our mind and body to the work of this Kingdom, since the time we are living in is starving for truth.
Born to Be Broken
Author: Marcus Cage
Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing
The journey of broken women is a collection of stories that are touching and heartwarming and inspirational.These are women who went through struggles, brokenness, the hurts and the suffering many of us face today.These remarkable stories contains teachings, important lessons and even divine wisdom from these courageous women.As I began to chronicle their lives and faith, I saw how God took them from nothing, walked them through their trials of life, and use it all to create something beautiful out of nothingness. I began to understand that no matter what, God loves us. You too can rise above that pain, you too can rise above that brokenness.Honor goes above the pain, you can soar like an eagle and rise above that storm. God loves you, and he can help you to climb out of your own pit of despair, he can make that broken life whole, you were not build to break. (2nd cor 4:8-9) TO GOD BE THE GLORY Emily Maloisane is a best selling author and a speaker, she is a speaker at church events and Christian women events. Her passion is to teach women about the unconditional love of God and how you can be transformed.For information about Emily or how to purchase her book visit Xulon press website at: www.xulonpress.com.
Author: Emily Maloisane
Publisher: Xulon Press
Category: Family & Relationships
The study is based on data from 45 higher education distance learning programs, with mean revenues of approximately $2.35 million. Data is broken out by size and type of college, for public and private colleges and for high, medium and low growth enrollment distance learning programs. The 200-page report presents more than 750 tables of data exploring many facets of distance learning programs, including revenues, cost structure, rates of pay, student demographics, program growth rates, current and planned use of new technologies, catering to special populations, and many other financial and business aspects of managing distance learning programs.
Author: Primary Research Group
Publisher: Primary Research Group Inc
Born in the USA examines issues including midwifery and the safety of out-of-hospital birth, how the process of becoming a doctor can adversely affect both practitioners and their patients, and why there has been a rise in the use of risky but doctor-friendly interventions, including the use of Cytotec, a drug that has not been approved by the FDA for pregnant women. Most importantly, this investigation, supported by many troubling personal stories, explores how women can reclaim the childbirth experience for the betterment of themselves and their children."--Jacket.
How a Broken Maternity System Must be Fixed to Put Women and Children First
Author: Marsden Wagner
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Author: Creola A. Colon
Publisher: Ladypitt Publications
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Ray Anderson offers an inspiring call for Christian leaders to view Jesus as a model for their own ministry today. The Soul of Ministry explores the idea of ministry across denominations and discovers its soul in God's love for the world. Designed for pastors of all denominations, this book combines social biblical theology with numerous real-life anecdotes from Anderson's teaching and ministry.
Forming Leader's for God's People
Author: Ray S. Anderson
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Translation is tricky business. The translator has to transform the foreign to the familiar while moving and pleasing his or her audience. Louise Ladouceur knows theatre from a multi-dimensional perspective that gives her research a particular authority as she moves between two of the dominant cultures of Canada: French and English. Through the analysis of six plays from each linguistic repertoire, written and translated between 1961 and 2000, her award-winning book compares the complexities of a translation process shaped by the power struggle between Canada's two official languages. The winner of the Prix Gabrielle-Roy and the Ann Saddlemyer Book Award, Dramatic Licence addresses issues important to scholars and students of Translation Studies, Canadian Literature and Theatre Studies, as well as theatre practitioners and translators. The University of Alberta Press acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada, through the National Translation Program for Book Publishing, for our translation activities.
Translating Theatre from One Official Language to the Other in Canada
Author: Louise Ladouceur
Publisher: University of Alberta
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The word theology tends to lead people to think that it is only meant for seminarian scholars; however, the word speaks for itself by the sole definition meaning "the study of God’s Word." This book takes a fresh look at the nature of God's Power, Character and Love, and what the finished work of Christ meant to the world in bite size portions. It offers scripturally based truths of some of the riches of His Divine Grace that include answers to thought provoking questions such as what is predestination; who are the chosen; the called, and the elect. The author uses everyday language to explain what it means to be justified, reconciled, forgiven and offers a clear explanation of why practicing merited grace contradicts Christ's finished work on the cross.
A Bird's Eye View of the Riches of Divine Grace
Author: Judy Azar LeBlanc
Publisher: WestBow Press
The stories of our lives are a lot like songs—beautiful, eternal melodies composed by our loving God. In Heart Songs, author Kathryn Slattery shares some of these songs through her own life stories, seeking to provide hope, encouragement, and inspiration. In this collection, she explores the joys and challenges of life’s changing seasons—being a young mother; being a member of the “Sandwich Generation” pressed on both sides to meet the needs of her aging mother while also caring for her husband and children; being an empty nester and losing her mother; and being a joyful mother of the bride. Throughout her life’s journey, Slattery discovers fresh, helpful, spiritual insights—“heart songs”—that she shares as a mother, daughter, sister, wife, and friend. With refreshing candor and gentle, self-effacing humor, Heart Songs captures those divine and fleeting moments when heaven’s music breaks through and our hearts sing in perfect harmony with our loving God. Praise for Heart Songs “Kitty Slattery writes not just for the heart but for the soul. She reaches deep into her own life as well as the lives of others to find the stories that lift us up and give us the greatest gift any writer can give—hope.” —Edward Grinnan, editor-in-chief of Guideposts magazine and author of The Promise of Hope “Heart Songs is full of heart-tugging warmth and wisdom, a chance to savor the wonder of a life well-lived.” —Rick Hamlin, executive editor of Guideposts magazine
A Family Treasury of True Stories of Hope and Inspiration
Author: Kathryn Slattery
Publisher: Inspiring Voices
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book explores in depth the story of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15, suggesting that this one story carries in concentrated form the DNA of the message of Jesus. Exploring this parable and the wider biblical story arc in which it is set, Prodigality suggests a reframing of the gospel narrative in four key words: beauty, brokenness, forgiveness and invitation. These four words describe the human condition - we are beautiful, broken, forgiven and invited - and create a telling of the Christian story that centres on the breadth and depth of the love of God. Prodigality embraces the death of Christ as essentially about forgiveness. The cross is where it becomes possible both to be forgiven and to forgive: this is the game-changing force that creates the Christian movement. In both dimensions the forgiveness offered is unilateral. Prodigality leads directly to Gerard’s personal experience of the cross as a life-changing encounter.
Why, despite everything, I still belong to the tribe
Author: Gerard Kelly
Publisher: Monarch Books
The social unconscious and its manifestations in group analysis are the focus of this important new book of Earl Hopper's selected papers. Drawing on sociology, psychoanalysis and group analysis, he argues that groups and their participants are constrained unconsciously by social, cultural and political facts and forces.
Author: Earl Hopper
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
'Earl Hopper, in his important, profound and well reasoned book introduces a fourth Basic Assumption (Incohesion) to the three Basic assumptions (of Flight/ Fight, Pairing and Dependency) introduced by Bion. Hopper's theory of Incohesion provides us with a new way of thinking about annihilation anxiety, which he discusses in terms of the unconscious fears of annihilation connected to the fears of separation.' - System Centered News 'What we may learn most from reading Hopper's profound thinking presented in this surprisingly readable book is how he makes the bridge from his theory to the treatment of difficult patients. He identifies aggregation and Massification as a characteristic of regressed groups. In groups of the traumatized, however, where survivor guilt, and perhaps more important, survivor shame underlies the suffering, Aggregation and Massification are likely to be chronic.' - Yvonne Agazarian Working within the traditions of Bion, Turquet, Foulkes and Pines, and drawing on concepts and data from psychoanalysis, group analysis and sociology, this volume develops Earl Hopper's theory of the fourth basic assumption in the unconscious life of groups and group-like social systems within a social, cultural and political transgenerational context. He argues that Incohesion: Aggregation/Massification or (ba) I:A/M (an acronym for 'I AM' - an assertion of personal identity when identity is under threat) is based on the fear of annihilation stemming from traumatic experience. With full respect for the constraints of the social unconscious, the personification of aggregation and massification by patients with crustacean, contact-shunning and amoeboid, merger-hungry characteristics, respectively, is illustrated with detailed clinical vignettes involving drug addicts, victims of incest and sexual abuse, and child survivors of the Shoah. Concluding with critical commentaries by senior British and American group analysts and psychoanalysts, this volume is essential reading for both analysts and their students.
The Fourth Basic Assumption: Incohesion: Aggregation/Massification or (ba) I:A/M
Author: Earl Hopper
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers