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Empty Womb, Aching Heart

Empty Womb, Aching Heart [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781585584109
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Hope and Help For Those Struggling With Infertility When the professional advice isn't enough, and you've had your fill of well-meaning comments from those who haven't experienced infertility, Marlo Schalesky wants you to know you are not alone. The true stories she tells of couples who share your hopes, fears, frustrations, and the comfort only God can bring will encourage your heart. Infertility strikes at the core of what it means to be a woman or man, tests marriages, and shakes faith. The honest, open, and emotionally resonant first-person stories in Empty Womb, Aching Heart will touch your life--as you "cry in the diaper aisle," wonder if you "are less of a woman," ask "How far should we go?" or whisper to God, "It's not fair."

If Tomorrow Never Comes

If Tomorrow Never Comes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1601422660
Author: Marlo Schalesky
Publisher: Multnomah
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If Tomorrow Never Comes by Marlo Schalesky Book Resume:

Childhood sweethearts Kinna and Jimmy Henley had simple dreams–marriage, children, a house by the sea…everything they needed for happily ever after. What they didn’t plan on was years of infertility, stealing those dreams, crushing their hopes. Now, all that’s left is the memory of young love, and the desperate need for a child to erase the pain. Until… Kinna rescues an elderly woman from the sea, and the threads of the past, present, and future weave together to reveal the wonder of one final hope. One final chance to follow not their dreams, but God’s plan. Can they embrace the redemptive power of love before it’s too late? Or will their love be washed away like the castles they once built upon the sand? The past whispers to the present. And the future shivers. What if tomorrow never comes?

Wrestling With Wonder

Wrestling With Wonder [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0310337410
Author: Marlo Schalesky
Publisher: Zondervan
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Wrestling With Wonder by Marlo Schalesky Book Resume:

You’ve never seen Mary, or her God, like this! Who is this God? Who is he who calls us to surrender and then leads us on a journey of twists and turns, ups and downs, unlike anything we could have ever expected? Who is this God who calls a young girl to birth a Savior and then watch him die on a Roman cross? Who is he who fulfills every promise and yet shatters every expectation? Come, join Mary, Jesus’ mother, on a journey of discovery. Hear the angel’s call, walk the long road to Bethlehem, give birth in a barn, search for a lost son, kneel at the foot of a cross, and experience the wind of the Spirit. Come, walk with Mary, and find your own journey in hers. Because life rarely turns out the way we planned ... Because we lose the wonder in the disappointments of life ... Because being highly favored does not mean being highly pampered ... Because Mary shows us God—passionate, breath-taking, and unpredictable ...

Unsung Lullabies

Unsung Lullabies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466821132
Author: Martha Diamond,David Diamond,Janet Jaffe
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin
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Unsung Lullabies by Martha Diamond,David Diamond,Janet Jaffe Book Resume:

For people experiencing infertility, wanting a baby is a craving unlike any other. The intensity of their longing is matched only by the complexity of the emotional maze they must navigate. With insight and compassion, Drs. Janet Jaffe, Martha Diamond, and David Diamond-specialists in the field of Reproductive Psychology who have each experienced their own struggle with infertility-give couples the tools to: *Reduce their sense of helplessness and isolation *Identify their mates' coping styles to erase unfair expectations *Listen to their "unsung lullabies"--their conscious and unconscious dreams about having a family--to mourn the losses of infertility and move on. Ground-breaking, wise, and compassionate, Unsung Lullabies is a necessary companion for anyone coping with infertility.

The Quick-Reference Guide to Sexuality & Relationship Counseling

The Quick-Reference Guide to Sexuality & Relationship Counseling [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1441207414
Author: Dr. Tim Clinton,Dr. Mark Laaser
Publisher: Baker Books
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The Quick-Reference Guide to Sexuality & Relationship Counseling by Dr. Tim Clinton,Dr. Mark Laaser Book Resume:

One of the foremost counseling needs in our day is help with sexuality and relationship issues. But sometimes those who are faced with helping the hurting could use a little more information about the problems that people bring to them. The Quick-Reference Guide to Sexuality and Relationship Counseling provides the answers. It is an A-Z guide for assisting people-helpers--pastors, professional counselors, youth workers, and everyday believers--to easily access a full array of information to aid them in (formal and informal) counseling situations. Each of the 40 topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies: 1) typical symptoms and patterns, 2) definitions and key thoughts, 3) questions to ask, 4) directions for the conversation, 5) action steps, 6) biblical insights, 7) prayer starters, and 8) recommended resources. About the series The Quick-Reference Guides are A-Z guides that assist people-helpers--pastors, professional counselors, youth workers, and everyday believers--to easily access a full array of information to aid them in (formal and informal) counseling situations. Each of the forty topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies: 1) typical symptoms and patterns, 2) definitions and key thoughts, 3) questions to ask, 4) directions for the conversation, 5) action steps, 6) biblical insights, 7) prayer starters, and 8) recommended resources.

Hannah's Hope

Hannah's Hope [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 161521478X
Author: Jennifer Saake
Publisher: Tyndale House
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Hannah's Hope by Jennifer Saake Book Resume:

Hannah’s Hope is intended as a guide to assist you in making wise decisions as you struggle through your grief of not yet conceiving, losing a child, or struggling through the adoption process.

Shepherding Women in Pain

Shepherding Women in Pain [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0802498876
Author: Bev Hislop
Publisher: Moody Publishers
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Shepherding Women in Pain by Bev Hislop Book Resume:

A critical resource for anyone who wants to help women with the pressure, frustrations, and trauma they face. Women today often have sources of tremendous pain in their lives including infertility, divorce, domestic violence, eating disorders, and more. If you want to be better equipped to help women in pain, this book was written for you. It teaches you: What women in pain want to know from you How you can be there for them What their community needs to do. The first section is written by Dr. Bev Hislop to help you understand the core needs of women in pain. The rest of the chapters are written by experts on those specific issues. A remarkable blend of expertise and empathy, Shepherding Women in Pain is a perfect resource for pastors, church staff, and women’s ministry leaders who want to help women in pain experience Jesus, joy, and wholeness again.

Did You Get What You Prayed For?

Did You Get What You Prayed For? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307807207
Author: Nancy Jo Sullivan,Jane Kise
Publisher: Multnomah
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Did You Get What You Prayed For? by Nancy Jo Sullivan,Jane Kise Book Resume:

Millions of people struggle with questions about how to pray, what to pray for, and even whether to pray at all. Nancy Jo Sullivan and Jane Kise help people get away from the magic formula mentality of prayer and recognize how God is at work in their lives. With explorative retellings of relevant Bible stories, true accounts of people's prayer experiences, and reflections by the authors, this book will lead people past the topic of prayer and straight to the God who is listening. Well, did you get what you prayed for? Or are you weary of waiting for answers? Wondering if God is even listening? You’re not alone. Millions of people grapple with knowing how to pray, asking: Have I used the right words? Do I even deserve an answer? Why would God listen to me? Yet the essence of prayer is not a formula, but a relationship with God. Renew your hope and refresh your prayer life through these inspiring, true stories. Meet people who discovered that God indeed hears, cares about the details, and gives you exactly what you need. Encouraging. Relevant. Uplifting!

Secrets from the Treadmill

Secrets from the Treadmill [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1418534811
Author: Pete Briscoe,Patricia Hickman
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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Secrets from the Treadmill by Pete Briscoe,Patricia Hickman Book Resume:

We're all aware of God's commandment to "remember the Sabbath and keep it holy." After all, it's one of the Big 10. But how many of us really observe a Sabbath of rest? More than just a lazy Sunday afternoon, we all need "Sabbaths"-times of reflection and relaxation-in this stressed-out world. With a pastor's experience and insight, and an award-winning writing style, Secrets from the Treadmill presents a rejuvenating plan of rest replenishment to stressed-out, overworked people. Offering practical and spiritual motives to engage in periods of rest, the book also provides realistic solutions for fitting Sabbaths into a busy life. Finally, it includes a chapter devoted to wise "resters" from the Bible.

Books That Change lives

Books That Change lives [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1619581728
Author: CLC Publications
Publisher: CLC Publications
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Books That Change lives by CLC Publications Book Resume:

Books That Change Lives is a compilation of essential books recommended by Christian retail book experts. This guide is a useful tool for beginners just coming to the faith, “veteran” Christians searching for growth and guidance and church leaders seeking to study the Christian faith and recommend quality Christian books to others.

Beyond the Night

Beyond the Night [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307561429
Author: Marlo Schalesky
Publisher: WaterBrook
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They say love is blind. This time they’re right… As a woman lies unconscious in a hospital bed, her husband waits beside her, urging her to wake up and come home. Between them lies an ocean of fear and the tenuous grip of memories long past. Memories of wonder. Of love. Memories of a girl named Madison and a boy named Paul… Madison Foster knew she was going blind. But she didn’t want pity–not from her mother, not from her roommate, and especially not from her best friend Paul–the man she secretly loved. Paul Tilden knew a good thing when he saw it. And a good thing was his friendship with Maddie Foster. That is, until he started to fall in love. With the music of the seventies as their soundtrack and its groovy fashions as their scenery, Maddie and Paul were drawn together and driven apart. Then one night changed everything…forever. And only now, when life tiptoes past the edge of yesterday, along the rim of today, can they glimpse the beauty that awaits them…beyond the night.

Serving LGBTIQ Library and Archives Users

Serving LGBTIQ Library and Archives Users [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0786461845
Author: Ellen Greenblatt
Publisher: McFarland
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Building upon the legacy of Gay and Lesbian Library Service (1990, “invaluable”—Library Journal; “recommended”—Booklist), this current anthology brings the discussion into a 21st century context by broadening the community base served and by examining the role of the Internet and Web 2.0 in libraries and archives. Many chapters include personal accounts of individuals’ experiences to illustrate the importance of library services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer/questioning users. Specific topics include: library services provided to LGBTIQ youth; collection assessment and the process of gauging user satisfaction; the classification of LGBTIQ resources in the Dewey Decimal Classification system; attempts to restrict access to LGBTIQ resources through challenges, censorship, and Internet filtering; and workplace concerns of LGBTIQ library workers. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Infertility Companion

The Infertility Companion [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780310862628
Author: Sandra L. Glahn,William R. Cutrer
Publisher: Zondervan
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The Infertility Companion by Sandra L. Glahn,William R. Cutrer Book Resume:

Endorsed by the Christian Medical Association.A Comprehensive Christian Guide to the Challenges of Infertility• Medical • Ethical • Emotional • Marital • Spiritual • BiblicalInfertility changes everything, shattering dreams and breaking hearts. But hope is available—today more than ever. The Infertility Companion draws on the Bible and on current medical knowledge, including the latest research, to shed light on such questions as:•Can people of faith ethically use high-tech infertility treatments?•How do we make moral, biblical decisions about medical treatment, third-party reproduction, stem cell research, and embryo adoption? •Is God punishing me? •Does God even care?•Will adoption increase our chances of getting pregnant?•How can we reduce the stress of infertility on our marriage relationship?•How can we keep sex from becoming a chore?These theologically trained authors have taught at a variety of conferences on infertility, pregnancy loss, and adoption, and they have helped thousands of couples to face the future through their message of encouragement. The Infertility Companion includes discussion questions and a workbook suitable for individuals, couples, or small groups. Full of practical tips and true stories, this book will guide couples past the ethical pitfalls of assisted reproductive technologies as they travel the difficult road ahead.An all-encompassing guide for the Christian infertility patient. Where other books fall short, this “companion” aids the patient not only with the physical and emotional aspects of this journey, but also helps answer the tough spiritual and ethical questions that arise in a couple’s desire to conceive.—Julie Watson, Conceiving Concepts

The Odyssey

The Odyssey [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3985948208
Author: Homer
Publisher: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
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The Odyssey - Homer - "Wilson's language is fresh, unpretentious and lean...It is rare to find a translation that is at once so effortlessly easy to read and so rigorously considered." —Madeline Miller, author of Circe Composed at the rosy-fingered dawn of world literature almost three millennia ago, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. This fresh, authoritative translation captures the beauty of this ancient poem as well as the drama of its narrative. Its characters are unforgettable, none more so than the "complicated" hero himself, a man of many disguises, many tricks, and many moods, who emerges in this version as a more fully rounded human being than ever before. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, Emily Wilson's Odyssey sings with a voice that echoes Homer's music; matching the number of lines in the Greek original, the poem sails along at Homer's swift, smooth pace. A fascinating, informative introduction explores the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic, the poem's major themes, the controversies about its origins, and the unparalleled scope of its impact and influence. Maps drawn especially for this volume, a pronunciation glossary, and extensive notes and summaries of each book make this is an Odyssey that will be treasured by a new generation of readers.

The Fifth House of the Heart

The Fifth House of the Heart [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476782644
Author: Ben Tripp
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Filled with characters as menacing as they are memorable, this chilling twist on vampire fiction packs a punch in the bestselling tradition of ’Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. Asmodeus “Sax” Saxon-Tang, a vainglorious and well-established antiques dealer, has made a fortune over many years by globetrotting for the finest lost objects in the world. Only Sax knows the true secret to his success: at certain points of his life, he’s killed vampires for their priceless hoards of treasure. But now Sax’s past actions are quite literally coming back to haunt him, and the lives of those he holds most dear are in mortal danger. To counter this unnatural threat, and with the blessing of the Holy Roman Church, a cowardly but cunning Sax must travel across Europe in pursuit of incalculable evil—and immeasurable wealth—with a ragtag team of mercenaries and vampire killers to hunt a terrifying, ageless monster…one who is hunting Sax in turn. From author Ben Tripp, whose first horror novel Rise Again “raises the stakes so high that the book becomes nearly impossible to put down” (Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother), The Fifth House of the Heart is a powerful story that will haunt you long after its final pages.

Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research

Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780309179607
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Life Sciences,Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research
Publisher: National Academies Press
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Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research by National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Life Sciences,Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research Book Resume:

It is widely understood that stem cell treatments have the potential to revolutionize medicine. Because of this potential, in 2004 California voters approved Proposition 71 to set up a 10-year, $3 billion program to fund research on stem cells. Under the direction of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, this program will pay to build facilities for stem cell research and will fund doctors and scientists to carry out research with the ultimate goal of helping to develop therapies based on stem cells. For this research to move forward, however, will require a steady supply of stem cells, particularly human embryonic stem cells. Those stem cells are collected from developing human embryos created from eggs-or oocytes-harvested from the ovaries of female donors. Thus much of the promise of stem cells depends on women choosing to donate oocytes to the research effort. The oocyte donation process is not without risk, however. Donors are given doses of hormones to trigger the production of more eggs than would normally be produced, and this hormone treatment can have various side effects. Once the eggs have matured in the ovary, they must be retrieved via a surgical procedure that is typically performed under anesthesia, and both the surgery and the anesthesia carry their own risks. Furthermore, given the very personal nature of egg donation, the experience may carry psychological risks for some women as well. With this in mind, in 2006 the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine contracted with the National Academies to organize a workshop that would bring together experts from various areas to speak about the potential risks of oocyte donation and to summarize what is known and what needs to be known about this topic. The Committee on Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research was formed to plan the workshop, which was held in San Francisco on September 28, 2006. This report is a summary and synthesis of that workshop.

The Body Keeps the Score

The Body Keeps the Score [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101608307
Author: Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
Publisher: Penguin
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The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. Book Resume:

#1 New York Times bestseller “Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this New York Times bestseller Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.

Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781429948210
Author: Phillip Hoose
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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"When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can't sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.'" – Claudette Colvin On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of being celebrated as Rosa Parks would be just nine months later, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin found herself shunned by her classmates and dismissed by community leaders. Undaunted, a year later she dared to challenge segregation again as a key plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle, the landmark case that struck down the segregation laws of Montgomery and swept away the legal underpinnings of the Jim Crow South. Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history. Claudette Colvin is the 2009 National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature and a 2010 Newbery Honor Book.

The Widow's Secret

The Widow's Secret [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 178264282X
Author: Katharine Swartz
Publisher: Lion Fiction
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"Katharine Swartz weaves an enthralling dual timeline story with a unique premise. I was truly captivated by this heart-wrenching novel" - Suzanne Kelman, Amazon International Bestselling author of A View Across the RooftopsMarine archaeologist Rachel Gardener is thrilled to be summoned to the coast of Cumbria to investigate a newly discovered shipwreck. She is also relieved to escape the tensions of her troubled marriage, and to be closer to her ailing mother.But when a mysteriously sunken ship is discovered to be a slaving ship from the 1700s, Rachel is determined to explore the town of Whitehaven’s link to the slave trade and soon she learns of Abigail Fenton, the young wife of a slave trader, who has a surprising secret of her own. The more Rachel learns about Abigail, the more she wonders if the past can inform the present... Can Rachel learn from Abigail and break free from her troubled history and embrace the future she longs to claim for her own?

Dark Nights of the Soul

Dark Nights of the Soul [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101097388
Author: Thomas Moore
Publisher: Penguin
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Dark Nights of the Soul by Thomas Moore Book Resume:

Every human life is made up of the light and the dark, the happy and the sad, the vital and the deadening. How you think about this rhythm of moods makes all the difference. Our lives are filled with emotional tunnels: the loss of a loved one or end of a relationship, aging and illness, career disappointments or just an ongoing sense of dissatisfaction with life. Society tends to view these “dark nights” in clinical terms as obstacles to be overcome as quickly as possible. But Moore shows how honoring these periods of fragility as periods of incubation and positive opportunities to delve the soul’s deepest needs can provide healing and a new understanding of life’s meaning. Dark Nights of the Soul presents these metaphoric dark nights not as the enemy, but as times of transition, occasions to restore yourself, and transforming rites of passage, revealing an uplifting and inspiring new outlook on such topics as: • The healing power of melancholy • The sexual dark night and the mysteries of matrimony • Finding solace during illness and in aging • Anxiety, anger, and temporary Insanities • Linking creativity, spirituality, and emotional struggles • Finding meaning and beauty in the darkness