Reference

Old in the Knees but Young at Heart

Old in the Knees but Young at Heart

Author: Reza Noubary

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781664179240

Category: Reference

Page: 420

View: 449

As long as you have enthusiasm you radiate energy of young-hood. The story of our senior years is both interesting and fascinating. A lot can be said about the experiences we go through and the changes we observe. This book is a collection of short articles and essays about some aspects of life in general and old age in particular. Its goal is to delight readers and help them to see the positive aspects of the senior life. Topics included cover both serious and funny sides of growing old. Some topics are general, and others are basic lessons I learned while living in the Middle East, Europe, and North America. For the ease of reading, the articles are presented independently from one another whenever possible. Sources utilized are cited in the end of each article. Few related topics are also included for stimulation of worked-out minds.
Social Science

Gender Is a Choice

Gender Is a Choice

Author: Grace Alice Mukasa

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781546291480

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

View: 819

Gender Is a Choice is a remarkable book that thoughtfully demystifies gender discrimination. It shows the underlying causes of discrimination, which lie deep in our cultures. Based on the human rights perspective of equality and dignity, Ms. Mukasa reaffirms that we are all born equal, without gender bias or prejudice, and we all share a propensity to learn, grow, and maximize our innate potential to lead meaningful, happy lives. However, societies have views based on cultural norms, attitudes, and beliefs that lead to unequal gender relations of power. As a result, many women and girls suffer. This highly educational book highlights the key gender concepts and gives them meaning through a practical family portrait at the end. Ms. Mukasa decisively affirms that despite powerful socialization processes, gender injustice can be overcome. The key issue to transform is the traditional socialization process. The main tool is to create awareness of the embedded negative aspects concerning women’s and men’s relationships. It calls upon men and women to appreciate that the current gender relations of power are unnatural and unacceptable. They are man-made and can be dismantled using our agency to make the right choices. Women’s disempowerment can be disrupted, and gender justice can be promoted. This book is relevant to all people since gender discrimination is universal and has universally negative consequences. Gender discrimination must therefore be disrupted everywhere, every time, by everyone. However, Ms. Mukasa makes her own choice to focus on the African gender context and the audience whose culture she understands best.
Religion

The Bible's Greatest Hits

The Bible's Greatest Hits

Author: Henry G. Brinton

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666705867

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 830

From the creation story of Genesis to the new heaven and new earth of Revelation, The Bible’s Greatest Hits contains the top sixty-six passages in Holy Scripture. Presbyterian pastor and novelist Henry G. Brinton invites readers into discussion and debate as he reveals the significance of these passages and connects them to contemporary life. Some readers will disagree with Brinton’s selections, just as music fans dispute the choices on a greatest-hits album, but all will gain a new appreciation for the richness of scriptural insights found in the full range of biblical books, from the well-known to the obscure. Written for both private devotion and group discussion, The Bible’s Greatest Hits includes the best in biblical scholarship as well as practical connections to daily life, along with questions for reflection at the end of each chapter. The book gives Christian youths and adults an introduction to the major characters and stories of Holy Scripture, as it links their daily lives to the Bible’s most important moral and theological insights. Readers will gain the satisfaction of increased biblical literacy while being shaped by the most transformative passages from Genesis to Revelation in the course of their ongoing faith development.
Fiction

Vitality

Vitality

Author: Crysta Levere

Publisher: Levere Print

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

View: 914

Vitality is a dance and war of the souls, a mind bender, and a heart wrencher. You’ll need to take a firm grasp to hold onto this spiraling journey. A dark likeness of Twilight, twisted with The Vampire Chronicles going down the rabbit-hole. Where it can be dark, it can be colorful and light; where it can be cold, it can be warm and bright, but in the end it will be up to you to decide, what does it take and what was worth it. “My heart was thumping, goosebumps were forming…” - Meghan ★★★★★ “Crysta Levere’s writing style is so vivid that you will be lost in the story for a few hours.” - Rabia Tanveer ★★★★★ "In this atmospheric tale, you are truly pulled down the rabbit hole and into madness as you follow Ava's journey into the depths of insanity and beyond…Confusion, mystery, longing, desperation, and deception weave throughout this three-part story and you'll be dying to know how everything ends.” - K.J. Simmill ★★★★★ ~~ She's fighting for life. He's fighting for death. What does it take to live? What does it take to love? To Ava, love is about as real as fairy tales. But it might be that fairy tales, myths, and magic have some truth to them after all — as well as the monsters that lie in the shadows. Or she could just be completely out of her mind. After a mental breakdown and a move to a new town, everything changes when Ava clashes with a stranger with eyes as black as midnight and a terrifying sinister air. Her wishes to feel something again become granted. But Ava soon learns that not only is he as cold as he is beautiful, but he brings something out of her, stronger than ever, like fuel to fire — something she's desperate to bury. He haunts her dreams and waking life, and staying away becomes harder than she could have ever imagined, risking her life, her humanity, and the people that she cares about. Not to mention the fate of the world. A violent passion. A dangerous bond. A nightmare that will change everything.
Humor

Aunty Acid: With Age Comes Wisdom

Aunty Acid: With Age Comes Wisdom

Author: Ged Backland

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423636632

Category: Humor

Page: 102

View: 694

The pink-haired, Internet sensation shares her personal brand of wit in this hilarious collection from the hit webcomic. “Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and laxative on the same night” is just one of the hilarious snippets of advice from Aunty Acid. Aunty Acid is the sassy senior created to give “the crazy lady in all of us” a voice that can be heard from ten blocks away. With her long-suffering husband, Walt, Aunty Acid tells it like it is and has her own unique opinions on everything. She has over one and a quarter million Facebook fans, a number which grows by over 10,000 a day as word on her wit and sassy sayings spreads across social media platforms where she reaches over 20 million people each week. Aunty Acid is created by Ged Backland and is brought to life by the team at the Backland Studio in Bradford, West Yorkshire, in Northern England.
Humor

Of Wit N Humour

Of Wit N Humour

Author: Vincent Thnay

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329417335

Category: Humor

Page:

View: 316

Of Wit ‘n’ Humour is a compilation of short jokes, humorous, quirky, oxymoronical quotes and witty come-backs – some of which are hilariously funny and at the same time profoundly true.
Fiction

Brides of the Kindred Box Set Volume 1

Brides of the Kindred Box Set Volume 1

Author: Evangeline Anderson

Publisher: Evangeline Anderson

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 2500

View: 238

Brides of the Kindred Box Set: Volume One Contains Claimed, Hunted, Sought, and Found all in one volume Claimed: A race of Genetic Traders from beyond the stars. Three very different types of Alpha males all focused on one thing…claiming their brides In all their years of travel the Kindred have come across only three worlds with species close enough to their own to initiate a trade. Earth is the fourth. Olivia Waterhouse is about to be Claimed. Hunted: A desperate girl on the run with nowhere to hide... A warrior who has made a vow never to claim a bride... Sophia Waterhouse is being Hunted and the only man who can save her is the one she fears the most... Sought: One woman...Two hot guys...A galaxy of problems Kat O’Connor is no pushover. She’s a no nonsense girl with a commonsense approach to life. But there’s nothing common about what’s happening to her lately… Kat is being Sought by two Kindred warriors at once--how will she ever survive? Found: A warrior with a scarred heart who doesn’t know how to love. And the woman who must teach him how before it’s too late…Can Lauren and Xairn, the abused and wounded son of the All-Father come together in time to avert catastrophe? You'll have to read Found to find out.
Fiction

Brides of the Kindred BOX SET Volume 2

Brides of the Kindred BOX SET Volume 2

Author: Evangeline Anderson

Publisher: Evangeline Anderson

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 2500

View: 750

Brides of the Kindred Box Set: Volume 2 Contains Revealed, Pursued, and Exiled all in one Volume Revealed: Nadiah is bound to her home planet and a male she doesn’t love by an unbreakable blood bond—a bond only a Kindred warrior can break. Rast is just an ordinary human with no chance of setting her free…or is he? The truth is about to be Revealed Pursued: A warrior scarred both inside and out. A woman broken by her past. Can they make each other whole or will Elise run from her pain? If she does, Merrick cannot help but chase her. Elise is being Pursued. Exiled: A timid priestess turned Mistress... A proud warrior posing as her slave... Will their love blossom on the savage world where domination, submission, and kinky sex are the order of the day? Or will Lissa be Exiled from the one male she loves above all others?
Fiction

Found

Found

Author: Evangeline Anderson

Publisher: Evangeline Anderson

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 471

View: 392

A warrior with a scarred heart who doesn’t know how to love. And the woman who must teach him how before it’s too late… The son of the evil AllFather, Xairn is filled with conflicting emotions. On one hand, he has finally gained his freedom and cut the ties that bound him to his race and the sadistic male who is his father. But doing so has unleashed feelings in him Xairn would rather keep buried. Desires that he prayed would never manifest now rage through him and they are centered on one woman alone… Lauren Jakes is the long lost cousin Liv and Sophie never knew they had. Abducted by the Scourge, she formed a connection with Xairn more meaningful than any other in his life. But though Lauren thinks she knows him, there is more to the huge Scourge warrior than she comprehends. A nightmare childhood and a cruel father have scarred Xairn’s heart almost past the point of healing. But that is nothing to the secret inside him—the forbidden desires coded into his very DNA itself, which urge him to commit unspeakable acts in order to sate his newly awakened hunger. Now a conflict is brewing—both in Xairn’s soul, and aboard the Fathership where the twisted AllFather has hatched a new, malicious plot to bring his estranged son home. Can Xairn resist the brutal lust growing within him? Can he fight against his very nature which urges him to dominate and control any female he mates? Can Lauren heal his heart before the AllFather’s trap closes on both of them? And can she teach him how to love before it’s too late?

Go DJ

Go DJ

Author: Zane Nykolai

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460245910

Category:

Page: 224

View: 552

The story follows a DJ and his team as they blow up and become rich and famous. Meet Chaz, Todd, Tanya and the rest of the crew as they hit the biggest cities and events North America has to offer. Their tour begins in L.A. and covers the country, from Vegas to Miami to New York. The team of DJ's, rappers and dancers live life to the fullest and party like there is no tomorrow. This novel is action packed and full of drama. If you like to party and have fun, this book is for you.
Fiction

Tortured Dreams

Tortured Dreams

Author: Hadena James

Publisher: Hadena James

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 394

View: 401

When the US Marshals Serial Crimes Tracking Unit comes knocking at Aislinn Cain's door, she is given a chance to use her past to save other people's futures. She has survived attacks by two different serial killers and devoted her life to studying the darker side of human history. A new killer is using medieval torture methods to slay his victims. She can give them a glimpse into his twisted world, but not without a cost. If she opens herself, she risks falling into the depths of her own darkness. Can she afford to help, knowing that the cost could be her own humanity?
Language Arts & Disciplines

The History of Late Modern Englishes

The History of Late Modern Englishes

Author: Keith Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429513213

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

View: 221

The History of Late Modern Englishes provides an accessible and student-friendly introduction to the history of the English language from the beginning of the eighteenth century up until the present day. Taking an activity-based approach, this text ensures that students learn by engaging with the fascinating evolution of this language rather than by simply reading about it. The History of Late Modern Englishes: • Covers the development of Englishes around the world, not only in the British Isles, but also in the United States, Canada, India, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and Melanesia, as well as in other countries around the world where English is used as a lingua franca; • Accommodates the needs of both native and non-native speakers of English, with helpful features such as a glossary of key terms and questions to guide the reader through the book; • Includes activity sections and discussion points to help students engage with the text; • Is accompanied by e-resources which include further activities and additional coverage of points of interest in the book. Written by an experienced teacher and author, this book is an essential course textbook for any module on the history of English and the perfect accompaniment to the author’s own The History of Early English.