Following the Flame

Author: Greg Lautenslager

Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing

ISBN: 1589398092

Category: Drama

Page: 452

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Jonny Langenfelder will do whatever it takes to make the Olympics. He will run 150 miles per week through duststorms or snowstorms, endure the torment of crazed coaches and bizarre teammates, flip burgers, wash dishes, and live in a van or a basement or with the two people who tell him he is wasting his time - his parents. Follow Jonny on a whirlwind journey that will take you around the world and into the locker rooms, hotels, stadiums, bars, and training ground of some great and not-so-great athletes, and inside the mind of a high-spirited runner who battles to stay on the straight path - no matter what temptation or tragedy threatens to keep him from reaching his goal.
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Die Flamme - The Flame

Author: Leonard Cohen

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462318896

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 4160

Leonard Cohens Vermächtnis. 2016 starb im Alter von 82 Jahren der große Sänger und Dichter Leonard Cohen – und »die Welt wurde dunkler«, wie es in einem der unzähligen Nachrufe hieß. Mit Songs wie »Hallelujah« oder »Suzanne« wurde er in den späten 1960ern weltberühmt. In seinen letzten Lebensjahren wuchs seine Popularität noch einmal. Bis kurz vor seinem Tod arbeitete er an diesem Buch, seinem literarischen Vermächtnis. Wenige Wochen vor seinem Tod, gab Leonard Cohen dem New Yorker ein Interview, in dem er sagte, er sei bereit zu sterben. Er brauche nur unbedingt noch genug Zeit, um sein allerletztes Buch fertigzustellen. Glücklicherweise wurde er erhört. »Die Flamme« ist Leonard Cohens sprachmächtiger Abgesang, eine Abschiedsrede, bestehend aus Songtexten, Gedichten, Notizbucheinträgen und Illustrationen. Entstanden ist eine Kartographie seines einzigartigen Lebensweges. Neben noch unbekannten Gedichten und Zeichnungen finden sich in diesem Buch zum ersten Mal ausgewählte Notizbucheinträge Cohens, die dem Leser das Innenleben dieses Ausnahmekünstlers erstaunlich nahe bringen.
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Share the Flame

Author: Jasmine Tutum

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 9783844244854

Category: Poetry

Page: 48

View: 1359

Der Gedichtband SHARE THE FLAME enthält alle Gedichte in englisch und deutsch!
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You the Gasoline and I the Flame

Author: Gatlianne

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557031702

Category:

Page: 59

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There are certain people with whom you have a spectacular connection...a fire that burns hotter than the rest. The person whose scent, sound, sight - fills you with shimmering warmth. The person who is so seemingly right, yet so seemingly wrong at the same time. The one who gives you all they can - hoping it will be enough. The person from whom you take what is given and cherish it - all the while longing for more.There comes a time when you have to let go - when you want to let go. A time when you realize you deserve more - that you deserve better. A time when, though you don't regret what has passed, you are glad it's over.You might not have that "the one" scenario but you should never miss out on the breathless connection. This book of poetry chronicles such a connection from start - to as finished as it gets.
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The Butterfly and the Flame

Author: Dana De Young

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450288774

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 776

There's something you need to know about Emily... In the year 2404, America is no more. In a land ruled by the oppressive theocracy known as the Dominion of Divinity, being gay is a capital offense, adultery is punished with the lash, women are forbidden to work, and forced marriages are common. Fifteen-year-old Emily La Rouche faces an impossible choice. On her sixteenth birthday, she will be forced to marry Jonathan Marsh, the son of her landlord. If she refuses, her family will lose everything. If she takes his hand, it is certain that her life will end by a hangman's noose in front of an angry mob. All because Emily has been hiding an enormous secret for years she was born a boy. As the wedding approaches, Emily's parents realize the only way that she will be safe is if she is to escape the Dominion. With her brother Aaron at her side, Emily flees across post-apocalyptic America in search for a new home. With vile bounty hunters on her trail, only time will tell if Emily will ever find a place where she can live and breathe free as the person she was always meant to be.
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Fanning the Flame

Probing the Issues in Acts

Author: Mark E. Moore

Publisher: College Press

ISBN: 9780899009148

Category: Religion

Page: 396

View: 1543

Posted in Religion

Tending the Flame

Author: N.A

Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 1558965882

Category:

Page: N.A

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Out of the Flame

Author: Eloise Lownsbery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's stories

Page: 352

View: 1996

In pursuit of humanistic values, a young scholar in pre-Renaissance France learns much from chance encounters with the great men and women of his day.
Posted in Children's stories

Toward the Flame

A Memoir of World War I

Author: Hervey Allen

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803259478

Category: History

Page: 282

View: 5665

Considered by many to be the finest American combat memoir of the First World War, Hervey Allen?s Toward the Flame vividly chronicles the experiences of the Twenty-eighth Division in the summer of 1918. Made up primarily of Pennsylvania National Guardsmen, the Twenty-eighth Division saw extensive action on the Western Front. The story begins with Lieutenant Allen and his men marching inland from the French coast and ends with their participation in the disastrous battle for the village of Fismette. Allen was a talented observer, and the men with whom he served emerge as well-rounded characters against the horrific backdrop of the war. ø As a historical document, Toward the Flame is significant for its highly detailed account of the controversial military action at Fismette. At the same time, it easily stands as a work of literature. Clear-eyed and unsentimental, Allen employs the novelist?s powers of description to create a harrowing portrait of coalition war at its worst.
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Pegasus and the Flame

Author: Kate O'Hearn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444904671

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3225

When Pegasus, the majestic winged-stallion, crashes on to her roof in the middle of a storm that blacks-out New York City, 13-year-old Emily's life becomes that of legend: epic battles with gruesome monsters, desperate chases from a corrupt governmental agency, captivating flights astride the beautiful winged-stallion, and one heroic quest to save Olympus before the Olympic flame burns out ... A must for fans of Percy Jackson!
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Flame

Author: Jean Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440643717

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7635

Seventh in the hot series from the national bestselling author that Jayne Anne Krentz hails as ?fabulously fresh.? Eight brothers, born in four sets of twins, two years apart to the day?they fulfill the Curse of Eight Prophecy. Though no longer trapped in exile, their growing family faces new problems. Now that it?s his turn to look for a bride, Koranen, the seventh-born brother, cursed with a flame that courses beneath his flesh, must find a woman able to endure the literal heat of his passion. Then Danau the Aquamancer arrives, and as everyone knows, fire and water create steam.
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Keepers of the Flame

Understanding Amnesty International

Author: Stephen Hopgood

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 080146983X

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 2587

"If one organization is synonymous with keeping hope alive, even as a faint glimmer in the darkness of a prison, it is Amnesty International. Amnesty has been the light, and that light was truth—bearing witness to suffering hidden from the eyes of the world."—from Keepers of the Flame The first in-depth look at working life inside a major human rights organization, Keepers of the Flame charts the history of Amnesty International and the development of its nerve center, the International Secretariat, over forty-five years. Through interviews with staff members, archival research, and unprecedented access to Amnesty International's internal meetings, Stephen Hopgood provides an engrossing and enlightening account of day-to-day operations within the organization, larger decisions about the nature of its mission, and struggles over the implementation of that mission. An enduring feature of Amnesty's inner life, Hopgood finds, has been a recurrent struggle between the "keepers of the flame" who seek to preserve Amnesty's accumulated store of moral authority and reformers who hope to change, modernize, and use that moral authority in ways that its protectors fear may erode the organization's uniqueness. He also explores how this concept of moral authority affects the working lives of the servants of such an ideal and the ways in which it can undermine an institution's political authority over time. Hopgood argues that human-rights activism is a social practice best understood as a secular religion where internal conflict between sacred and profane—the mission and the practicalities of everyday operations—are both unavoidable and necessary. Keepers of the Flame is vital reading for anyone interested in Amnesty International, its accomplishments, agonies, obligations, fears, opportunities, and challenges—or, more broadly, in how humanitarian organizations accommodate the moral passions that energize volunteers and professional staff alike.
Posted in Political Science

Too Close to the Flame

Author: Gregg Jantz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451605129

Category: Religion

Page: 250

View: 9873

This must-read book will help you recognize the danger signs of a sexualized relationship and show you how to keep your future with your family, your friends, your coworkers, and your God secure. "Our world is aflame with sex," warns counselor and author Dr. Gregg Jantz. We live in a society where sex is practiced openly, talked about freely, engaged in creatively, and flaunted shamelessly. Cultural stigmas that once kept sex within definable boundaries have all but disappeared. Anyone can fall prey to sexual temptation or become the target of a sexual aggressor. Any man or woman who has contact with the opposite sex—whether at church, in the workplace, or at play—needs the vital information contained in these pages. Would you recognize a sexually charged relationship soon enough to avoid falling into an affair? Would you be able to help a friend, loved one, or someone you're counseling avoid such a relationship? Basing each section on gripping case studies, Dr. Jantz offers expert guidance in identifying sexual manipulators and climbers; spotting danger signals in friendships about to turn sexual; protecting family members from relatives or acquaintances who are sexual predators; knowing how to avoid sexual traps when advising church members; and avoiding sexual pitfalls in professional and pastoral counseling.
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Promise of the Flame

Author: Sylvia Engdahl

Publisher: Sylvia Engdahl

ISBN: 0615314880

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Three hundred people, isolated on a raw new planet in the hope that their psi powers will become the foundation of a culture that can someday shape the future of humankind. If they don't starve first. If they don't lose heart in the face of hardships beyond any they imagined. And if their kids can be reared to believe in the dream and and advance both their technology and their psi powers from one generation to the next. Starship Captain Jesse Sanders hasn't expected to be responsible for the settlement. Peter is the leader, the visionary on whose inspiration they all depend. But Peter has his hands full, not only with maintaining morale but with grueling ordeals of his own. So the job of ensuring the colony's survival falls on Jesse. And in the end, he must stake his life in a desperate attempt to prevent the loss of all they have gained. This is a sequel to "Stewards of the Flame," but it can be read independently. Unlike Engdahl's other earlier novels, it is not a YA book and is not appropriate for middle-school readers.
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Stewards of the Flame

Author: Sylvia Engdahl

Publisher: Sylvia Engdahl

ISBN: 0615314872

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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When starship captain Jesse Sanders is detained by a dictatorial medical regime on the colony planet Undine, he is plunged into a life involving ordeals and joys unlike anything he has ever imagined.
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Touch the flame

Author: Zoran Drvenkar

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641154960

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9616

Rein ins Leben, auch wenn es wehtut Lukas hat seinen Vater ewig nicht gesehen und jetzt soll er eine ganze Woche mit ihm verbringen. Das kann eigentlich nur schiefgehen, denkt Lukas. Und genau das passiert auch. Er verliebt sich in seine Cousine, wird durch ein Fenster geworfen, rast mit 110 Sachen durch Hamburg und begegnet dem Tod in der Gestalt seines Onkels Ruprecht. Der ist eben aus dem Gefängnis entlassen worden und will jetzt die Beute holen, die er vor fünf Jahren versteckt hat. Lukas und sein Vater sollen ihm dabei helfen. Doch als sie auf dem Ohlsdorfer Friedhof danach graben, stellen sie fest, dass das Geld verschwunden ist und nicht nur das ...
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Into the Flame

Darkness Chosen

Author: Christina Dodd

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144063260X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6328

Meet Doug Black—the Wilder brother who’s been missing for centuries. With no idea of where he’s from, he’s become an angry young cop with the ability to transform into a cougar. in search of others like him, he comes across a beautiful woman who may hold the secret to his destiny...
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The Flame of Eternity

An Interpretation of Nietzsche's Thought

Author: Krzysztof Michalski

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691143463

Category: Philosophy

Page: 231

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The Flame of Eternity provides a reexamination and new interpretation of Nietzsche's philosophy and the central role that the concepts of eternity and time, as he understood them, played in it. According to Krzysztof Michalski, Nietzsche's reflections on human life are inextricably linked to time, which in turn cannot be conceived of without eternity. Eternity is a measure of time, but also, Michalski argues, something Nietzsche viewed first and foremost as a physiological concept having to do with the body. The body ages and decays, involving us in a confrontation with our eventual death. It is in relation to this brute fact that we come to understand eternity and the finitude of time. Nietzsche argues that humanity has long regarded the impermanence of our life as an illness in need of curing. It is this "pathology" that Nietzsche called nihilism. Arguing that this insight lies at the core of Nietzsche's philosophy as a whole, Michalski seeks to explain and reinterpret Nietzsche's thought in light of it. Michalski maintains that many of Nietzsche's main ideas--including his views on love, morality (beyond good and evil), the will to power, overcoming, the suprahuman (or the overman, as it is infamously referred to), the Death of God, and the myth of the eternal return--take on new meaning and significance when viewed through the prism of eternity.
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Rekindling the Flame

Principals Combating Teacher Burnout

Author: Barbara L. Brock,Marilyn L. Grady

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9780803967939

Category: Education

Page: 139

View: 4730

A research-based but practical approach to recognizing, managing, and preventing one of the great tragedies of education—teacher burnout. Become a more effective school administrator by helping your teachers stay motivated and vibrant! Rekindling the Flame offers a researched-based but practical approach to recognizing, managing, and preventing one of the great tragedies of education—teacher burnout.
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