Born Broken

An Adoptive Journey

Author: Kristin Berry

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 0892217545

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

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The story began like a dream… A child is born with all the possibilities of a bright future. Nearby, a loving family waits for the son they have always dreamed of. When they become a family, little league, playdates, birthday parties and college scholarships all seem within the grasp of this all-American family. But when the fairy tale ended… The family realizes their precious child is struggling with the most basic developmental milestones, and they vow to love him more. However, the truth of their son’s condition is something that even the strongest family could not undo. His brain has been damaged by alcohol before he was even born. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is the leading cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities in the United States… and there is no cure. One family’s powerful story of faith began. The fight to advocate for their son in a world that did not understand left this family feeling exhausted and hopeless. The isolation of their reality almost destroyed their marriage and their family, until they found strength in a community they never knew existed. They found families that were struggling too. They stepped out of isolation and together they found faith and hope once again.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Born Broken

Author: T.J. WILTSHIRE

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1491890053

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 9574

There have always been people who are different. Whether it is their sexuality, mental health, or their way of experiencing the world. Throughout history, perceptions of abnormality have changed for the better (much like fashion, though that hasn't improved all that much so that's probably a bad comparison - horrible fashion seems to be cyclical, much like the negative attitudes towards difference). There are still battles to be won, but on the whole, attitudes and treatment have improved. The aim of this collection is to represent the misunderstood and challenge those who hold prejudice. They are set in different decades to show improvement of treatment, however minor. In these stories, the most important message is for those who can relate to the characters and/or situations and for you to know that things have gotten better, and will continue to get better still.
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Born Broken

Author: Steve R

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781466406292

Category: Self-Help

Page: 250

View: 696

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.
Posted in Self-Help

Born with a Broken Heart

Congenital Heart Disease

Author: Rick Gallegos,Annette Gallegos

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449037607

Category: Education

Page: 68

View: 4856

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
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The Journey of Broken Women

Author: Emily Maloisane

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1619046369

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 184

View: 712

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.
Posted in Family & Relationships

The Survey of Distance Learning Programs in Higher Education

Author: Primary Research Group

Publisher: Primary Research Group Inc

ISBN: 1574400878

Category: Education

Page: 203

View: 8038

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.
Posted in Education

The Soul of Ministry

Forming Leader's for God's People

Author: Ray S. Anderson

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664257446

Category: Religion

Page: 269

View: 5566

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.
Posted in Religion

Born in the USA

How a Broken Maternity System Must be Fixed to Put Women and Children First

Author: Marsden Wagner

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520256330

Category: Medical

Page: 295

View: 5630

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.
Posted in Medical

Dramatic Licence

Translating Theatre from One Official Language to the Other in Canada

Author: Louise Ladouceur

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 0888647069

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

View: 1661

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.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

There Was Only One Perfect Man Who Ever Lived, the Rest of Us Have to Swim

Author: Guy Parrish

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1600348823

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5522

The Rest Of Us Have To Swim is a book filled with irrefutable truth and is seasoned with humor and enhanced with slivers of history. It is an enchanted book that is sure to leave you fascinated as well as informed. From Superman to the Lone Ranger, Guy Parrish uses these fictitious characters to reveal the non-fictional realities of God's grace. You are sure to find that there is no other word for grace but amazing!
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Heart Songs

A Family Treasury of True Stories of Hope and Inspiration

Author: Kathryn Slattery

Publisher: Inspiring Voices

ISBN: 9781462400294

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 1639

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
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Theology 101 in Bite-Size Pieces

A Bird's Eye View of the Riches of Divine Grace

Author: Judy Azar LeBlanc

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449707270

Category: Religion

Page: 124

View: 9955

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.
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The Prodigal Evangelical

Why, despite everything, I still belong to the tribe

Author: Gerard Kelly

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 0857216279

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 953

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.
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The Social Unconscious

Selected Papers

Author: Earl Hopper

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843100886

Category: Psychology

Page: 223

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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.
Posted in Psychology

Healing Your Marriage When Trust Is Broken

Finding Forgiveness and Restoration

Author: Cindy Beall

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736943161

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 2248

A few days after an ordinary Valentine’s Day, Cindy Beall’s life changed forever. She listened with disbelief to her husband, Chris, a respected pastor, confess to pornography addiction, numerous affairs, and the startling news that a woman was pregnant with his child. With raw honesty and intimate knowledge of pain and of God’s power to resurrect something new out of the debris of betrayal, Cindy reveals how to: seek guidance, counseling, and prayer support when deceptions surface help the family heal from the grief and humiliation rebuild trust after porn, sex, and other addictions undermine a relationship protect a marriage from lies and unfaithfulness rely on God to pursue forgiveness and move forward in new promises Cindy’s compassion, grasp of God’s Word, and the Bealls’ remarkable story will help wives and husbands trust God with their broken hearts and follow His leading, hope, and redemption. Foreword by Craig Groeschel, bestselling author and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv.
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Pigs

A Guide to Management - Second Edition

Author: Neville Beynon

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847977537

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 8156

Pigs - A guide to Management - Second Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of pig-keeping: how pigs have developed, the influence of the market on the breeds and pig-keeping systems, nutrition, the pig and its environment, reproduction, piglet birth, survival, growth and development, and the important place of artificial insemination in both modern commercial production and maintaining our rare breeds. The welfare, care and managemet of the pig through to its sale as a finished pig, along with that of the breeding sow, gilt, boar, is a central theme. Covers all aspects of pig husbandry and provides a comprehensive guide to developing pig management skills and illustrates the range of pedigree and commercial pig breeds and how they are influenced by the market. Fully illustrated with over 120 colour photographs including the current BPA-registered pig breeds.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Born of the Conquerors

Selected Essays

Author: Judith Wright

Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press

ISBN: 0855752173

Category: History

Page: 156

View: 2351

Judith Wright is perhaps Australia's best known poet, and she has also published numerous essays, children's books and documentary histories. When her work for he Aboriginal Treaty Committee came to an end in 1985 with the publication of "We Call for a Treaty", Judith Wright along with other committee members, made a promise to do what she could to keep the issue of justice for Aboriginal people alive. In the interim she has continued her activities in conservation and environmental organisations. "Born of the Conquerors" is a further attempt to fulfil her promise to aboriginal people and a message to us all about our need to care for the land. This collection brings together for the first time twenty-one essays, previously published in a wide variety of journals and other publications. They range from the autobiographical to political comment to literary criticism, but Judith Wright's strong concerns for the survival of Aboriginal culture and the environment run through them all.
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A Life Without Consequences

Author: Stephen Elliott

Publisher: MP Publishing

ISBN: 1596929286

Category: Fiction

Page: 0

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Paul is a ward of the court continually moved through the Chicago juvenile system. Paul tries to succeed in schools where children aren’t taught to read. He tries to get straight in homes where drug abuse and violence are the norm and find affection in families where the children are constantly being moved and the guardians are paid six dollars an hour to look after kids they have no stake in or relation to.
Posted in Fiction