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Standing Tall

Autor: Spencer West
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 155365952X
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Spencer West is many things. Accomplished speaker. University graduate. Natural prankster. Former cheerleader. And a young man without legs—something that has never held him back. Spencer was born without the use of his legs. When he was five, doctors decided to amputate below his pelvis to better help him get around. It didn’t bother him; he was Superman and nothing would ever get in his way. Or so he thought. Navigating through life on his hands, Spencer has always lived with purpose. But he wanted more out of life than just a paycheque and material possessions. He wanted to make an impact but wasn’t always sure how. That was until he had the epiphany: He was different for a reason. Infused with humour and humility, Spencer has never lost the hope or courage he needed to tackle personal obstacles—bullying, isolation, failure, or pride. His secret? Always standing tall.

Standing Tall

Autor: Spencer West
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Limited
ISBN: 9781553659518
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Born without the use of his legs, Spencer West chronicles his life as an amputee and how his search for meaning beyond a paycheck found him building schools in Kenya and becoming an influential motivational speaker.

Twisted Roots Standing Tall

Autor: Anne de Nada
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 153204612X
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Childhood sexual abuse is the most traumatic of all wounds, for it is a betrayal at the very root of our being. It turns us against ourselves in such a way that, more often than not, victims become convinced that the fault is theirs. To find a way back from that injury, to prevail and rise above it, is to do the seemingly impossible. In Twisted Roots, Standing Tall, author Anne de Nada recounts her long dance from the darkness of the soul into the love and light of an open heart, as she courageously heeds her souls insistence and clears away her legacy of trauma from both infant sexual abuse and incest. Born into both emotional and economic poverty, Annes early life consisted of only obstacles and challenges. But she never gave up, and she continually trusted in her own guidance, being rewarded with insight and wisdom. Whenever it felt like her life was not flowing, she took that as a sign that it was time to do more healing, clearing away the trauma that lay embedded deep in cellular memory. Annes story speaks to the gift of grace and the indomitable courage of the human heart. As Anne continued to heal, she discovered many essential truths about life, among them that we are never given something we cannot handle, that life is about manifesting the deepest desires of our hearts, and that the thing we most fear is our own greatness.

A Girl Named Lovely

Autor: Catherine Porter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501168118
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An insightful and uplifting memoir about a young Haitian girl in post-earthquake Haiti, and the profound, life-changing effect she had on one journalist's life. In January 2010, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people and paralyzing the country. Catherine Porter, a newly minted international reporter, was on the ground in the immediate aftermath. Moments after she arrived in Haiti, Catherine found her first story. A ragtag group of volunteers told her about a “miracle child”—a two-year-old girl who had survived six days under the rubble and emerged virtually unscathed. Catherine found the girl the next day. Her family was a mystery; her future uncertain. Her name was Lovely. She seemed a symbol of Haiti—both hopeful and despairing. When Catherine learned that Lovely had been reunited with her family, she did what any journalist would do and followed the story. The cardinal rule of journalism is to remain objective and not become personally involved in the stories you report. But Catherine broke that rule on the last day of her second trip to Haiti. That day, Catherine made the simple decision to enroll Lovely in school, and to pay for it with money she and her readers donated. Over the next five years, Catherine would visit Lovely and her family seventeen times, while also reporting on the country’s struggles to harness the international rush of aid. Each trip, Catherine's relationship with Lovely and her family became more involved and more complicated. Trying to balance her instincts as a mother and a journalist, and increasingly conscious of the costs involved, Catherine found herself struggling to align her worldview with the realities of Haiti after the earthquake. Although her dual roles as donor and journalist were constantly at odds, as one piled up expectations and the other documented failures, a third role had emerged and quietly become the most important: that of a friend. A Girl Named Lovely is about the reverberations of a single decision—in Lovely’s life and in Catherine’s. It recounts a journalist’s voyage into the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, hit by the greatest natural disaster in modern history, and the fraught, messy realities of international aid. It is about hope, kindness, heartbreak, and the modest but meaningful difference one person can make.

The Boy Who Stood Up Tall

Autor: Sarah Boyd
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1642794333
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The Boy Who Stood Up Tall follows the journey of a little boy with a sensitive soul who learns to stand up to his fears. One day, a little boy is playing with his bear when a thunderstorm approaches his house. At first, the little boy is afraid and runs from the storm, but when his bear starts to explain the concepts of fear, bravery, and courage, something magical happens ... Learning to overcome fear is a crucial part of a child’s life. Children who never learn to manage their feelings of fear grow up hiding who they are, and they shrink back from what they truly desire to do in the world. Founder of Resilient Little Hearts, Sarah Boyd, teaches psychology-based principles of finding courage and overcoming fear in the story of The Boy Who Stood Up Tall. This heart-warming tale redefines what courage is and shows young readers that even when they are sensitive and tender-hearted, they can still find courage and discover their internal resources for overcoming fears.

The Heroine S Journey

Autor: Kerri Cust
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539968740
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Kerri was well on her way to living the life she had always planned for herself, with a successful career, a husband, and a brand new house waiting to be filled with children. But something didn't feel quite right. She started to listen to a voice inside her that wouldn't settle for feeling mediocre about life. Just at the moment she finds the courage to open new doors for herself, tragedy strikes, and Kerri is pushed into a much deeper metamorphosis than she ever anticipated. Her resulting journey from "meh" to the life of her dreams takes her through dramatic love affairs, magical healing sessions in Bali, a long-awaited family reunion in China, and an immersion in a community of tantric yogis on a tropical island. In this clear and insightful story, Kerri tells us exactly how she found the strength to change her life and re-examine her deepest values without losing her centre, and she gives readers the tools to do the same through provocative questions and exercises.


Autor: Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 0765399830
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The #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to Words of Radiance, from epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson at the top of his game. In Oathbringer, the third volume of the New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive, humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe with numbers as great as their thirst for vengeance. Dalinar Kholin’s Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost: The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction, and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified. Nestled in the mountains high above the storms, in the tower city of Urithiru, Shallan Davar investigates the wonders of the ancient stronghold of the Knights Radiant and unearths dark secrets lurking in its depths. And Dalinar realizes that his holy mission to unite his homeland of Alethkar was too narrow in scope. Unless all the nations of Roshar can put aside Dalinar’s blood-soaked past and stand together—and unless Dalinar himself can confront that past—even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization. Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson The Cosmere The Stormlight Archive The Way of Kings Words of Radiance Edgedancer (Novella) Oathbringer The Mistborn trilogy Mistborn: The Final Empire The Well of Ascension The Hero of Ages Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series Alloy of Law Shadows of Self Bands of Mourning Collection Arcanum Unbounded Other Cosmere novels Elantris Warbreaker The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians The Scrivener's Bones The Knights of Crystallia The Shattered Lens The Dark Talent The Rithmatist series The Rithmatist Other books by Brandon Sanderson The Reckoners Steelheart Firefight Calamity At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee

Autor: David Treuer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698160819
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FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Chapter after chapter, it's like one shattered myth after another." - NPR "An informed, moving and kaleidoscopic portrait... Treuer's powerful book suggests the need for soul-searching about the meanings of American history and the stories we tell ourselves about this nation's past.." - New York Times Book Review, front page A sweeping history--and counter-narrative--of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present. The received idea of Native American history--as promulgated by books like Dee Brown's mega-bestselling 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee--has been that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U. S. Cavalry, the sense was, but Native civilization did as well. Growing up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, training as an anthropologist, and researching Native life past and present for his nonfiction and novels, David Treuer has uncovered a different narrative. Because they did not disappear--and not despite but rather because of their intense struggles to preserve their language, their traditions, their families, and their very existence--the story of American Indians since the end of the nineteenth century to the present is one of unprecedented resourcefulness and reinvention. In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir. Tracing the tribes' distinctive cultures from first contact, he explores how the depredations of each era spawned new modes of survival. The devastating seizures of land gave rise to increasingly sophisticated legal and political maneuvering that put the lie to the myth that Indians don't know or care about property. The forced assimilation of their children at government-run boarding schools incubated a unifying Native identity. Conscription in the US military and the pull of urban life brought Indians into the mainstream and modern times, even as it steered the emerging shape of self-rule and spawned a new generation of resistance. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is the essential, intimate story of a resilient people in a transformative era.

Standing Tall In A Falling World Ebook

Autor: Angelique du Toit
Publisher: Struik Christian Media
ISBN: 1415337756
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Do you find yourself suffering under the pressures of your day-to-day life; are you on an emotional roller coaster ride, feeling physically drained and in poor health? Are you angry, anxious, fearful and guilt-ridden, as you straining under the demands to give more to your work – and others, at the expense of your family life, and feel you have little hope for your future? STANDING TALL IN A FALLING WORLD is a practical book offering instant inspirational application to help you rise above all of your circumstances and be everything you were created to be. The insights contained in these pages will encourage you to bring change to your life, your business and your future. These writings have been birthed out of life experience and are not mere theory.

The Point Of View

Autor: Elinor Glyn
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473378508
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This early work by Elinor Glyn was originally published in 1920 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Point of View' is a great work of romantic fiction by the author of 'Three Weeks'. She was the youngest daughter of a civil engineer, Douglas Southerland, and his wife Elinor Saunders. Elinor Glyn began her writing career in 1900 and was a pioneer of the risqué and romantic fiction genre. She went on to write many popular books such as 'Beyond the Rocks' (1906), 'Love's Blindness' (1926), and 'It' (1927), in which she coined the term 'It', meaning the animal magnetism that some individuals possess.

When The Game Stands Tall Special Movie Edition

Autor: Neil Hayes
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583948066
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Revised and updated edition of the book to accompany the major motion picture directed by Thomas Carter and starring Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, Laura Dern, and Clancy Brown. This insider’s account of the greatest winning streak in sports history brings to life the tragedies, triumphs, and unforgettable characters that inspired the major motion picture. Neil Hayes takes readers behind the scenes at De La Salle High School, where coaching legend Bob Ladouceur led his football team to a historic 13-year run of consecutive wins. A coming-of-age saga as well as an exciting sports story, When the Game Stands Tall provides a deft portrait of the enigmatic and visionary coach who instills in his players a discipline, commitment, and dedication to doing one's best that endure well beyond high school. This latest revised edition takes readers onto the film set for an introduction to the movie-making process, and includes a full-color insert of scenes from the movie, an afterword updating storylines of many of the memorable characters, and details of Ladouceur's final year as head coach. As the story opens, the 2002 team, guardians of The Streak, is shaping up to be the most vulnerable in years. How the coaches and the players pull together throughout a difficult and challenging season to ultimately triumph is the thread of the book, with alternating chapters providing historical background on the school, past teams, stand-out players, and the dedicated coaching staff. Known and respected throughout the ranks of American football, the quiet and unassuming Ladouceur is among this country's all-time coaching greats, a man who has helped to define excellence in sports and mentorship. The book affords an inside look at the training techniques, off-season conditioning programs, scouting habits, and practice plans that produced such an outstanding team. It also introduces a cast of unforgettable characters such as Dan Shaughnessy of Salesian HS, "a fierce competitor who stormed up and down the sideline and swore more than a Catholic school coach should"; Brother Laurence, a much-loved teacher at De La Salle; Coach Eidson, a.k.a. "Cobra," and others. The weaving in of these characters illuminates the nature of the competition and says much about the spirit of De La Salle and the culture Lad has created. From the Trade Paperback edition.

12 Rules For Life

Autor: Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345816021
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"What does everyone in the modern world need to know? [The author's] answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. [The author discusses] discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life"

The Last Book In The Universe

Autor: Rodman Philbrick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545303877
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This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best. It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.

Braving The Wilderness

Autor: Brene Brown
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 0812985818
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A timely and important book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection Don't miss the hourlong Netflix special Brené Brown: The Call to Courage! HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK "True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives--experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging. Brown argues that we're experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, "True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that's rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it's easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it's a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It's a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts." Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, "The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it's the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand."

Deep Waters

Autor: Jasmine May
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781499714807
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Jasmine May thought everything in life was going fine until, around age 40, she began to have flashbacks of extensive sexual abuse while growing up in Asia. The shocking recollections, and their accompanying emotional and physical distress, thrust her into a dark season of her life. In the process, she wrestled with many raw emotions and challenging questions. She confronted her own inner dividedness and, eventually, her abusers. Throughout the journey, Jesus met her in the places of deepest hurt and moved her towards healing and wholeness.

Heaven Knows

Autor: Sandy Coghlan
ISBN: 9780994535573
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Is there really an afterlife? When my mother became seriously ill in 1987, I asked the universe that question often. Mysteriously, books and people began to find their way to me, and events occurred that I later recognized as paranormal. My skeptical mind was regularly challenged, but slowly - and only when I was ready - the answers came!

The Whydah Pirates Speak

Autor: Laura Nelson
ISBN: 9780692737958
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Not all pirates were Blackbeard. But their stories are no less compelling. Here are true stories of men who, some by choice and some by force, sailed with Sam Bellamy and Olivier Levasseur on the Whydah Galley or in consort with it and terrorized the seas as pirates. Most wouldn't survive the experience. Included is a copy of a real pirate trial transcript and a recounting of the conversations the Rev. Cotton Mather had with the condemned as they were led to the gallows.

Taking Up My Cross

Autor: Veronica Hughes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781517329273
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Today there are many excellent "introduction to Orthodoxy" books available for the inquirer and the catechumen-books on the faith, and those which narrate the long journey to the faith. Such writings have proven to be very helpful to those seeking the "pearl of great price." There are also many books and essays, both ancient and recent, that teach the newly-illumined how to live, worship, pray, read the Holy Scriptures, and love God above all things. However, there are few modern books, and this thankfully is one of them, that tell of the potential struggles, misunderstandings, temptations, and fears which a person might encounter in his or her first five years of being in the Church. Meeting Christ at first enlightens the darkness, and reveals that which is hidden in the heart, the soul, the conscience and the mind of a person; this can bring the sinner to his knees in sorrow at the wounds that have been inflicted on others and on himself. But that initial meeting and change of life is again only the initial stage of repentance. Metropolitan Kallistos, in describing repentance in his essay, The Orthodox Experience of Repentance, quotes St. Theophan the Recluse: "Repentance is the starting point and foundation stone of our new life in Christ; and it must be present not only at the beginning, but throughout our growth in this life, increasing as we advance." How very useful, then, is Veronica Hughes's book, which describes how she learned what is truly involved in repentance, a purifying path where one will frequently encounter at least three hurdles: uncertainty, sorrow and even suffering. First uncertainty inevitably arises from the struggle to place one's trust fully in Jesus Christ. Veronica's book recounts many significant hurdles faced by the modern man and woman coming to an unalloyed faith. Veronica's story recounts how her physical disabilities and suffering brought her out of her deep initial involvement with new age spirituality. The attentive reader will see how easily one can be caught up by the spirit of the age and be deluded about who God is, and this delusion leads one to a false and fatal understanding about human nature and destiny. Yet the ancient, holy, diagnosis applies: we are invited to put off the "old nature which belongs to [our] former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful lusts" (Eph. 4:22) and be "renewed in the spirit of [our] minds, and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness" (Eph. 4:24). The Holy Spirit renews our identity and prepares it for Paradise, beyond anything we can imagine. In addition to these fundamental aspects of how God guides our repentance, Veronica also describes another aspect of Church life that challenges the no-longer-neophyte Orthodox man or woman today. Orthodox worship can be so beautiful and heavenly, but to the modern person who desires to know what is happening and what it means, it can be initially very confusing. Learning how to be in the presence of God-without having to figure it all out-is not easy. Veronica's remarks are wise and helpful in this area. All the while, the author's spiritual journey was guided and aided by her pastor and the congregation of her parish, as well as the good advice of her husband. Not all people are so blessed to find such wholesome and loving guidance. Veronica had her own particular struggles-others will have a different path; that path may be no less thorny, but may it be filled with wonder and gratitude for the presence of God-Who sends His grace so abundantly to those who love Him. "In patience possess ye your souls" (Luke 21:19). (Taken from the Introduction to, "In Christ I am a New Creation, Taking up my Cross" written by Archpriest Lawrence Margitich.)

The Roundup

Autor: Al Burns
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781495293832
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This is a spiritual story about horses on the open range of Northern Arizona as seen through the experiences of a young girl named Alexandra. She shares her love of horses and her journey with us during a time in her past. The story is captured in the Southwest from her home at the Rainbow Star Ranch and on the open range in the highlands of Arizona. "The Roundup" is the annual event and catalyst to tie a number of experiences together with family and friends as the ride together and see things through the "eyes and thoughts" of the horse spirit. Young people will enjoy the simple approach and the flow of experiences that lead up to the birth of the "Spirit Horse". Please enjoy reading "The Roundup" as you enter the world of horses.

The Journey To The West

Autor: Wu Cheng-en
Publisher: Disruptive Pub
ISBN: 9781596542518
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Containing chapters 51-100 of China's best-loved work, in an edited, yet complete and wholly accurate translation for the Western reader. Travel with Monkey, Pig, Friar Sand and the Tang Priest as they continue their journey to India and finally attain the scriptures. Volume 2 contains some of the most famous episodes from this classic, including Monkey's duel with the Princess Iron Fan.