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Rest in Peace

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Though it has often been passionately criticized--as fraudulent, exploitative, even pagan--the American funeral home has become nearly as inevitable as death itself, an institution firmly embedded in our culture. But how did the funeral home come to hold such a position? What is its history? And is it guilty of the charges sometimes leveled against it? In Rest in Peace, Gary Laderman traces the origins of American funeral rituals, from the evolution of embalming techniques during and after the Civil War and the shift from home funerals to funeral homes at the turn of the century, to the increasing subordination of priests, ministers, and other religious figures to the funeral director throughout the twentieth century. In doing so he shows that far from manipulating vulnerable mourners, as Jessica Mitford claimed in her best-selling The American Way of Death (1963), funeral directors are highly respected figures whose services reflect the community's deepest needs and wishes. Indeed, Laderman shows that funeral directors generally give the people what they want when it is time to bury our dead. He reveals, for example, that the open casket, often criticized as barbaric, provides a deeply meaningful moment for friends and family who must say goodbye to their loved one. But he also shows how the dead often come back to life in the popular imagination to disturb the peace of the living. Drawing upon interviews with funeral directors, major historical events like the funerals of John F. Kennedy and Rudolf Valentino, films, television, newspaper reports, proposals for funeral reform, and other primary sources, Rest in Peace cuts through the rhetoric to show us the reality--and the real cultural value--of the American funeral.

Peace Be with You, Rest in Peace

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Author: Sue Witty
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Hospital and hospice chaplains are expected to assist individuals and families face the reality of their mortality via a gentle, calming presence. To the greatest extent possible, chaplains help people die with an awareness of being loved, of loving and forgiving, and of gratitude for the life they have lived. But terminal agitation and spiritual distress are common components of the final stage of life. How do professional chaplains honor and attend to each individual’s spiritual/religious needs to the best of their abilities in the days preceding death? This book explores that critical question.

REST IN PEACE

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Author: Sunil Varma
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In 'Rest in Peace My Girl', the story begins with my mother warning to be mindful about an astrologer's predictions of "a difficult year ahead". The story starts in Bangalore and changes locations from Hong Kong to Beijing, from Bellur to Hyderabad and culminates in a heartbreakingly sad journey to Goa to identify the dead body of a girl, who was the love of my life. The story weaves the tangled and interrelated threads of seemingly un-related events into a compelling fabric, which takes the shape of a gangster story. It is a story that investigates the nature of good and bad and how society bifurcates them; oftentimes ignoring the situational context of the human character.

Zombies Rest in Peace

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Author: Leah Kaminski,Jared Sams
Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
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Tío sends Elena, Jorge, and Marcus to a small town in Iowa in 1983. This sounds like a boring adventure, until they learn that they're going to one of the first video game competitions—and they're there to identify and hide a flock of zombies from the public! Will they be able to find and save the zombies in time? And will Marcus ever get to play an original PacMan arcade game? Join the Secret Society of Monster Hunters to find out.

The Unseen 2 Rest In Peace

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Author: Richie Tankersley Cusick
Publisher: Penguin
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Still stalked by an unseen force and plagued by unspeakable visions, Lucy feels she cannot carry on for much longer—especially now that Byron, the one person who understood what she was going through, is dead. No one else believes her. She is still alone. And still in grave danger. In the first two books in The Unseen series, horror maven Richie Tankersley Cusick will take you on a journey into a nightmare so frightening, you will have to sleep with a light on.

Rest in Peace on the Yegua

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Author: Sheryl Kleinschmidt
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The Yegua Creek has been a defi ning character in shaping many lives in and around what is now Lee County, Texas. Sometimes a lady, sometimes a harlot, she can sustain life or recall it at her pleasure. She has been witness to many events in her lifetime--some mundane, others phenomenally bizarre. However, the Yegua has yet to reveal one of her darkest secrets--one she has kept hidden beside her murky waters for many, many years.

Rest In Peace / (Film & Book by SWD)

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Author: Sores Welat Demir
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+Book Title: Rest In Peace / SWD Author: Sores Welat Demir, Publisher: SWD-Group / 2015, Type: Drama-Film-Book, Format: Ebook-Pdf (Digital) & Print-Softcover (POD of order), A5 size / 100 page, Language: English, Content: A drama film book by SWD about Madam Elis and Mosyo Omer who coming from Jerusalem - Lebanon-Philistina-israil and liv in France and wish peace-freedom-justice in homeland… Contact: SWD - www.swdgroups.com - [email protected] / Isbn/Ebook-Pdf: 978-82-8422-000-0 // Isbn-PrintPod: 978-82-8422-001-7 For everyone in peace, love, respect… No war, no violence, no racism… Peace for jerusalem, Palestina, Israel, Lebanon, for all middle east and for all the world...

Living in God's Rest

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Author: Nancy LaPointe
Publisher: WestBow Press
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Our current culture is producing anxiety-ridden and stressed-out people. The busyness of our lives, as well as certain strongholds and thinking patterns, can prevent us from connecting with God and finding His peace. Living in God’s Rest is a guide to letting go of the tensions and worries that chain us down and relaxing in His love and redemption. When we know how to enter into that divine place of rest, we can find ourselves at peace, no matter what is happening all around us. “Thank you, Nancy, for this powerful book. God will use this to lift the heavy yokes of stress, fear, and anxiety off of people’s hearts and find rest in Him. Living in God’s Rest is an amazing book.” —Dale Walker, author, Kissing the Face of God and pastor, Heart for the World Church and Ministries “Living in God’s Rest is a practical guide to learning to relax into God’s loving arms. Nancy LaPointe’s personal story combined with usable information brings ‘letting go and letting God’ so much closer. This book is indeed a blessing for us all.” —Sandi Browne, author, Touch the Sky … the Story of a Mom, a Wife, an Airshow Pilot and Wingrider “Living in God’s Rest is a powerful book about biblical rest, a book that all of us involved in caring for a broken world need to read. Not so that we will stop working, God forbid; on the contrary, as we rest in Him, we become all the more productive at advancing the Kingdom of God on this earth. Nancy offers an enormous gift of encouragement to those of us ‘spending ourselves on behalf of the hungry’ and I treasure her words of wisdom.” —Vicki Penwell, author, Down Mercy Road and founder of Mercy In Action-Philippines

The Walking Dead Vol. 32

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Author: Robert Kirkman
Publisher: Image Comics
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The conflict in the Commonwealth hits a fever pitch could this be the end of civilization as we've come to know it? Collects THE WALKING DEAD #187-193

Ravan and Eddie

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Author: Kiran Nagarkar
Publisher: New York Review of Books
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Ravan and Eddie are the unlikeliest of companions. For one thing, Ravan is Hindu, while Eddie is Catholic. For another, when Ravan was a baby and fell from a balcony, that fall had a dramatic, and very literal, impact on Eddie’s family. But Ravan and Eddie both live in Central Works Department Chawl No. 17—and if you grow up in the crowded Mumbai chawls, you get to participate in your neighbors' lives, whether you like it or not. As we watch the two unlikely heroes of Kiran Nagarkar's acclaimed novel rocket out of the starting blocks of their lives, leaving earth-mothers and absentee fathers, cataclysms and rock ’n’ roll in their wake, we're compelled to sit up and take notice. Recently selected by The Guardian as one of the ten best novels about Mumbai, Ravan and Eddie is a comic masterpiece about two larger- and truer-than-life characters and their bawdy, Rabelaisian adventures in postcolonial India. It is also a timeless journey of self-discovery, a quest for the meaning of guilt and responsibility, sin and sex, crime and punishment.

Did They Rest in Peace?

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Author: Joseph William Lewis Jr. M.D.
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Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. By what miracle can an assortment of seemingly unrelated particles come together and correctly assemble to form a human being? Amazingly, once aggregated, these atoms, molecules, and compounds manage to interact reasonably coherently during our lives but seek to return to their dusty state when death occurs. Of the billions of our species who have existed on earth over the millennia, most have quietly and inexorably returned to ashes and dust when their term of life expired. This book tracks some of the misadventures of selected corpses, including burials that went awry to body snatching, exhumations, human-relic collection, and assorted desecrations. Over the years, it seems that a remarkable number of bodies have failed to enjoy the admonition to “Rest in Peace.” Whether these aberrations in the burial process have disturbed the afterlife of the departed, everyone is dying to discover the answer.

Gotham by Midnight Vol. 2: Rest in Peace

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Author: Ray Fawkes
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Writer Ray Fawkes (BATMAN ETERNAL) and artist Juan Ferreyra (CONSTANTINE) uncover the deadly secrets of the GCPDÍs strangest detectives, with help from guest artist Christian Duce (BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL). The detectives working the Gotham City Police DepartmentÍs special Midnight Shift arenÍt like the other cops in this city. They take on the cases that defy rational explanation-cases where the perps are monsters, freaks and demons. Of course, the Midnight Shift may be just as monstrous themselves. Detective Jim Corrigan is a good cop, but he also plays host to the Spectre-the spirit of divine wrath. At any moment, the Spectre might emerge and take bloody vengeance on the guilty. But in a town like Gotham, guilty parties are everywhere, and no one is safe from the SpectreÍs fury-not even the good guys. Collects GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #6-12 and GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT ANNUAL #1.

SHIFT your Family Business

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Author: Steve Legler
Publisher: FriesenPress
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SHIFT your Family Business was written for anyone who has ever worked in a family business or been part of a business family. Steve Legler grew up in one such family, and married into another, and in this, his first book, he examines the challenges that business families face, and gives readers lots of insights and ideas to help them face and overcome those challenges. Since clear, frequent, and open communication is the key to getting out of difficult situations, he walks readers through the steps of: (1) getting important conversations Started (2) getting Help from others to facilitate the discussions (3) Investing the time and effort necessary to gain the momentum to keep going (4) remaining Flexible with all their ideas and plans (5) Talking everything out to gain as much understanding and consensus as possible. He concludes with some thoughts that demystify governance, and invites business families to take on a "family office" mindset to stay focused and on track. SHIFT your Family Business is all about helping business families create the harmony they need to support the legacy they want.

P for Pessimism

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Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Publisher: Sekoala Publishing Company (Pty) Ltd
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“New Year’s resolutions are a consolation for it being impossible for us to really start our lives afresh.” “Prostitutes hire out one tiny portion of their bodies. Employees sell countless huge portions of their lives.” “Almost every married woman did not really want to be married by her man. They merely wanted to be married … and by a man.” “A true believer in God prays only to thank, never to ask; and welcomes, with open arms, every single thing that is happening.” “Most relationships and marriages that are older than 3 years owe their not having ended to compromise, trust, forgiveness, etc., good communication, and great lies.” AND 300+ OTHER APHORISMS Mokokoma is a rare breed. Although most of his sentences leave one with the painful task of thinking, and many of them show or remind us that we human beings are not as smart and not as important to existence as we think we are, you are way more likely to come across, in a daytime, many readers who like him, than you are to come across, in your lifetime, a few writers who are like him. Mokokoma is a keen observer, an insightful and original thinker, and a wordsmith and a satirist of note. Many of his sentences are each way more intellectually rewarding than not a few collections of a thousand randomly selected books. As you are about to find out, if you haven’t, Mokokoma Mokhonoana wrote many of the most profound, many of the most memorable, many of the most hilarious, and many of the most thought-provoking sentences that will ever be written.

The Routledge Companion to Indigenous Repatriation

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Author: Cressida Fforde,C. Timothy McKeown,Honor Keeler
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The Routledge Companion to Indigenous Repatriation by Cressida Fforde,C. Timothy McKeown,Honor Keeler Book Resume:

This volume brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous repatriation practitioners and researchers to provide the reader with an international overview of the removal and return of Ancestral Remains. The Ancestral Remains of Indigenous peoples are today housed in museums and other collecting institutions globally. They were taken from anywhere the deceased can be found, and their removal occurred within a context of deep power imbalance within a colonial project that had a lasting effect on Indigenous peoples worldwide. Through the efforts of First Nations campaigners, many have returned home. However, a large number are still retained. In many countries, the repatriation issue has driven a profound change in the relationship between Indigenous peoples and collecting institutions. It has enabled significant steps towards resetting this relationship from one constrained by colonisation to one that seeks a more just, dignified and truthful basis for interaction. The history of repatriation is one of Indigenous perseverance and success. The authors of this book contribute major new work and explore new facets of this global movement. They reflect on nearly 40 years of repatriation, its meaning and value, impact and effect. This book is an invaluable contribution to repatriation practice and research, providing a wealth of new knowledge to readers with interests in Indigenous histories, self-determination and the relationship between collecting institutions and Indigenous peoples.

Finding Selah

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Author: Kristen Kill
Publisher: Zondervan
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That something you’ve been looking for in the empty stress of your mad-dash days? It has a name. The Psalms call it selah—the pause, rest, or interlude between the notes in a song. More than merely an empty space, selah is a chance to stop and resync with the story and song of God. For all the ways life keeps you running, this word and practice offers a way to re-center yourself on the One who holds all things together and makes all things beautiful. Stretched beyond her capacity in caring for a large family in the middle of Manhattan, Kristen Kill was exhausted, depressed, and desperate for a change. Then something sparked within her when she read the Psalms, and found that often all that stood between the psalmist’s cries for help and celebrations of praise was this simple word, selah. Join Kristen in Finding Selah for a journey that will transform the way you think about work, rest, and the little spaces in between that make all the difference. This book will show you how to tune your ear to the song God is singing over you, embrace the “selah moments” able to transform your daily rhythms, and most of all, encounter the ultimate Selah in Christ, who stands in the gap between heaven and your most hectic of days. There is hope for the dissonance you feel. Finding Selah will show you not only how to sing a new song, but to live a new way.

Nick the Sidekick

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Author: Dave Whamond
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
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Watch out, bad guys, there’s a new superhero in town! Nick was flattered to be chosen as Super Fantastic Guy’s assistant — picked for his intelligence, his investigative skills and his super-amazing hearing abilities. But Nick (who, by the way, hates being called a sidekick) didn’t realize that he would end up doing all of the work — and getting none of the credit. So, one day, when he overhears a gang of criminals planning an enormous bank heist, Nick knows he’s finally going to get the chance to prove himself. Or is he? Readers will be rooting for Nick — the true superhero — even if nobody else is!

The Green Belt Movement

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Author: Wangari Maathai
Publisher: Lantern Books
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Wangari Maathai, founder of The Green Belt Movement, tells its story including the philosophy behind it, its challenges, and objectives.

Rest Not in Peace

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Author: Mel Starr
Publisher: Lion Fiction
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Master Hugh is asked to provide a sleeping potion for Sir Henry Burley, a friend and guest of Lord Gilbert at Bampton Castle. Sir Henry, (with his wife, a daughter by a first wife, two knights, two squires, and assorted servants), has outstayed his welcome at Bampton Castle. The next morning after Master Hugh provides the potion, Sir Henry is found dead, eyes open, in his bed. Master Hugh, the target of the wife's wrath, is asked by Lord Gilbert to determine the cause of death ...

New Beginnings on the Yegua

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Author: Sheryl Kleinschmidt
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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The Johnston family continues to live on the Yegua Creek in Lee County, Texas. They are still haunted by the spirits of those who lived there centuries before--theTonkawa Indians. Life as they know it cannot continue until the mystery is solved regarding two leather pouches belonging to the little Indian shaman, Minnie Williams.

Fallout

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Author: Nikki Tate
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
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Tara's sister died a year ago, on the day that Tara didn't answer her phone when Hannah called. And Hannah stepped in front of a bus. Now Tara lives with the guilt of wondering if things would be different if she had been there when Hannah needed her most. Competing in slam poetry competitions is the only way Tara can keep her sister's memory alive and deal with all the unanswered questions. But at some point, Tara is going to have to let Hannah rest in peace, and she will need to find a way to move on.

Farewell to my Captain

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Author: Vincent Gilbert Malunga
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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A true story about the joys and challenges experienced by both guardian and patient on a terminal medical journey. A younger brother takes on the medical challenges of an older brother and together they fight a litany of his ailments including chronic kidney failure, hypertension, diabetes and coronary heart disease, among others. The medical challenges took the two brothers (Felix the patient and Vincent the guardian) from Malawi to South Africa, back to Malawi and India, where Felix finally succumbed. The story celebrates brotherly love in the context of life threatening illness that calls for tenacity, sacrifice, team work, personal reflections about life, and the impact of death on the individual, family and friends. It paints an emotional journey that absorbs everyone around the pair into their ordeals, hopes, setbacks and successes to the very bitter end. The reader is also drawn into personal ownership of this roller coaster journey and immersed into the very fabric of plot, characters and form. The factual events are explored in a manner that mimics fiction but retaining the authenticity of a true story. The story evokes a mix of emotions from the Diary of Anne Frank, Dickens's Oliver Twist and Chinua Achebe's Things fall apart. You will not stop reading once you start, until you finish the last page!

War Against War

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Author: Michael Kazin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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A dramatic account of the Americans who tried to stop their nation from fighting in the First World War—and came close to succeeding. In this “fascinating” (Los Angeles Times) narrative, Michael Kazin brings us into the ranks of one of the largest, most diverse, and most sophisticated peace coalitions in US history. The activists came from a variety of backgrounds: wealthy, middle, and working class; urban and rural; white and black; Christian and Jewish and atheist. They mounted street demonstrations and popular exhibitions, attracted prominent leaders from the labor and suffrage movements, ran peace candidates for local and federal office, met with President Woodrow Wilson to make their case, and founded new organizations that endured beyond the cause. For almost three years, they helped prevent Congress from authorizing a massive increase in the size of the US army—a step advocated by ex-president Theodore Roosevelt. When the Great War’s bitter legacy led to the next world war, the warnings of these peace activists turned into a tragic prophecy—and the beginning of a surveillance state that still endures today. Peopled with unforgettable characters and written with riveting moral urgency, War Against War is a “fine, sorrowful history” (The New York Times) and “a timely reminder of how easily the will of the majority can be thwarted in even the mightiest of democracies” (The New York Times Book Review).

Exit Point

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Author: Laura Langston
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
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Exit Point by Laura Langston Book Resume:

After dying in a drunk-driving accident, Logan finds himself roaming around with helpful spirits in the afterlife who give him the strength to change his ways and complete the one important task he promised his sister he would always do. Simultaneous.

F**k It

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Author: John Parkin
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
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The top reason for being unhappy and stressed in life is 'being over here, but wanting to be over there'. The gap between how life really is and how we'd like it to be, hurts. This gap is, in fact, the primary cause of pain and misery for most people. In this light-hearted, funny, yet deeply wise book, bestselling self-help author John Parkin looks at how we can close this gap: not through improving ourselves or making changes in our lives, but through saying 'F**k it' and making peace with life, just as it is. Written with relatable wit and humour, this book is full of wisdom that will give you a refreshing new perspective on life. John will guide you through all the common pitfalls of the modern search for happiness and will show you that going with the flow of things, exactly how they are, is the most effective pain reliever there is. By the end of the book, you'll see that being at peace with life is not necessarily to be peaceful, it's certainly not to be passive; it is to embrace life as it is, in all its colours.

Message and Medium

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Author: Caroline Tagg,Mel Evans
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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Message and Medium by Caroline Tagg,Mel Evans Book Resume:

Studies of digital communication technologies often focus on the apparently unique set of multimodal resources afforded to users and the development of innovative linguistic strategies for performing mediatised identities and maintaining online social networks. This edited volume interrogates the novelty of such practices by establishing a transhistorical approach to the study of digital communication. The transhistorical approach explores language practices as lived experiences grounded in historical contexts, and aims to identify those elements of human behaviour that transcend historical boundaries, looking beyond specific developments in communication technologies to understand the enduring motivations and social concerns that drive human communication. The volume reveals long-term patterns in the indexical functions of seemingly innovative written and multimodal resources and the ideologies that underpin them, and shows that methods are not necessarily contingent on their datasets: historical analytic frameworks can be applied to digital data and newer approaches used to understand historical data. These insights present exciting opportunities for English language researchers, both historical and modern.

Reentering Heaven: The Maintenance Guide

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Author: Wyne Ince
Publisher: Wyne Ince
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Reentering Heaven: The Maintenance Guide by Wyne Ince Book Resume:

Nuggets of Inspired Instructions to Strengthen Your Soul and Prepare You for Heaven You can find your way back home to Heaven! But your soul needs the best spiritual diet to awaken and stay alive. This volume is power-packed with strategies (broken into manageable chunks), thought-provoking findings, and instruction to strengthen your soul. It will provide you with the right type of spiritual energy for the journey ahead. Whether amateur or professional runners, we are all in a spiritual race back to eternity. Before us are lies, deception, lust, greed, debauchery, and other obstacles trying to steer us off course. But with daily maintenance against these energy-depleting influences, we will conquer any obstacles in our path. Read this insightful maintenance guide and discover what it takes to run the race by God's standards and how to do so successfully. If you want to avoid distractions, stop going through the motions, and keep your eyes on the finish line, this book is an excellent resource. You will also discover: - How to become heavenly-minded - The requirements and options when preparing to return home - How to manage sin-based deterioration - How to work out your own salvation Jesus and the host of Heaven, our glorious home, are waiting to welcome you. Will you be among the few who make it?

Dead Ball

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Author: R. D. Rosen
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Blissberg returns to baseball to protect a player who’s on the verge of making historyFifteen years after retiring from baseball, Harvey Blissberg is suffering a bad case of what his girlfriend, Mickey Slavin, calls “sad man-ism” when the owner of his former team, the Providence Jewels, tracks him down. The team’s star, Moss Cooley, is on the verge of shattering Joe DiMaggio’s “unbreakable” fifty-six-game hitting streak. But Cooley has been receiving racist threats, such as a decapitated lawn jockey with a note reading, “escape retribution.” Would Blissberg mind playing bodyguard for a while? When Cooley’s streak ends shy of DiMaggio’s record, the threats and hate mail continue, suggesting that there’s more at stake than preserving a white man’s supreme achievement. Blissberg follows the trail of clues back into the past, and finds that Moss is not the first Cooley man to be persecuted. A determined psychopath is out for Cooley’s neck, and if he has to murder a few ex-ballplayers on the way—so be it.

Heaven and the Afterlife

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Author: Erwin W. Lutzer
Publisher: Moody Publishers
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Heaven and the Afterlife by Erwin W. Lutzer Book Resume:

Get ready for life after death. Combining three books that together have sold nearly 1 million copies, Heaven and the Afterlife gives you Erwin Lutzer’s best reflections on eternity and what it means for you today. The trilogyincludes: One Minute After You Die. A simple and moving explanation of what the Bible teaches about death, this book makes you consider a sobering truth: one minute after you die, your life will not be over. Rather, it will be just beginning—in a place of unimaginable bliss or indescribable gloom. Are you ready for that moment? How You Can Be Sure You Will Spend Eternity with Godsummarizes the Bible’s teaching on salvation, answering questions like, “What role do I play in my own salvation? Can I lose my salvation if I commit a serious sin? What if I doubt that I’m saved?” Your Eternal Reward. This book explores the often-overlooked Scriptures about reward and judgment for Christians, answering questions like, “How will believers be judged? Do rewards for faithfulness vary? If heaven is perfect, why do rewards even matter?” Together these books will help you live faithfully today, readying you for that final hour when you meet your Maker.

Metonymies and Metaphors for Death Around the World

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Author: Wojciech Wachowski,Karen Sullivan
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Metonymies and Metaphors for Death Around the World by Wojciech Wachowski,Karen Sullivan Book Resume:

This book reflects on the ways in which metaphor and metonymy are used conceptually and linguistically to mitigate the more difficult dimensions of death and dying, setting out a unique line of research within Conceptual Metaphor Theory.// The volume argues that metaphor and metonymic descriptions of death and dying reflect taboos, concealment, and other considerations not found in figurative descriptions of life, producing distinct forms of euphemism, frames, and mental spaces particular to conceptualisations of death. The first part focuses on the more palatable concepts which metaphorically structure and help to better understand death. The second section takes a closer look at metonymy to illuminate the ways in which it allows a person to zoom in on death’s more inoffensive dimensions or zoom out on its more troubling aspects. A wide range of classical and modern examples from European, Asian, Australian Aboriginal, and African languages and cultures showcase points of overlap and divergence. // Opening up new lines of inquiry into research on death and dying and offering a linguistically-focused complement to anthropological and religious studies on the topic, this book will be of interest to scholars in cognitive linguistics, sociolinguistics, cross-cultural communication, and cultural studies.

Daniel Boone

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Author: John Abbott
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The little fleet of three small vessels, with which Columbus left Palos in Spain, in search of a new world, had been sixty-seven days at sea. They had traversed nearly three thousand miles of ocean, and yet there was nothing but a wide expanse of waters spread out before them. The despairing crew were loud in their murmurs, demanding that the expedition should be abandoned and that the ships should return to Spain...

Find Her a Grave

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Author: Collin Wilcox
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To honor a dying don’s last wish, a mob lieutenant searches for hidden diamonds After seven years ruling his empire from prison, Don Carlo remains as powerful as ever, but his heart is beginning to fail. On the verge of death, he begs his right-hand man, Bacardo, to look after his family. Not his wife and children, the don explains, but Louise and Angela—his daughter and granddaughter from a beloved mistress who died long ago. To Louise, the don bequeaths one million dollars in diamonds, hidden in a cemetery in a tiny California town. Securing her inheritance will mean mortal danger for Louise, Bacardo, and the private investigator they hire to help them—a moonlighting director named Alan Bernhardt. Bernhardt understands the risks, but also knows that the theater and the mafia have two things in common: the understanding that a professional is only as good as his word, and that the only way to survive is to act without fear.

Lady Audley's Secret

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Author: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon Book Resume:

A barrister becomes a detective when his friend disappears at an English manor in this classic Victorian novel. Beautiful Lucy Graham charms every man she meets, including wealthy widower Sir Michael Audley. After they marry, he refurbishes his mansion to create a little palace for his new wife, where her future seems bright. Her past, however, is shrouded in darkness, and she’ll do whatever it takes to keep it hidden. Then Sir Michael’s nephew, Robert, a London barrister, comes for a visit with his good friend George Talboys for a week of fishing. But when George mysteriously vanishes, there’s no time to relax. Increasingly suspicious of his new aunt, Robert searches for clues, determined to find his friend and discover exactly who Lady Audley really is. One of the most popular examples of the “sensation novel” craze that swept England during the nineteenth century, Lady Audley’s Secret is said to reflect themes from a real-life crime of the era, the notorious Constance Kent case.

The Evolution of Mom

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Author: Alyce Manzo – Geanopulos
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In a book that offers insight, inspiration, and wisdom to women in their journeys through motherhood, Alyce Manzo-Geanopulos utilizes personal stories that are both entertaining and anecdotal. She embraces the idea that all mothers need to be loved, accepted and encouraged by each other. The Evolution of Mom is a call to mothers to be grateful and realize their full potential.

The Republic of Biafra: Once Upon a Time in Nigeria

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Author: Dr. Onyema G. Nkwocha
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The Republic of Biafra: Once Upon a Time in Nigeria by Dr. Onyema G. Nkwocha Book Resume:

Not quite four months after the Western Region's election of October 10, 1965, did the localized mayhem in that Region find its way furiously into the center of the nation on January 15, 1966! It was like a whirl-wind of nothing but anarchy and lawlessness. The serious aftermath of the marred and rigged election was that it acted as the last straw that broke the Carmel's back, providing immediate reason for the army to overthrow the government of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe. Anarchy ensued; a counter coup led to the death of Major-General Ironsi. Callous barbarous massacre of thousands of easterners in the North followed. With their lives in jeopardy, easterners fled for safety to eastern region; refugee crisis followed. To guarantee their safety, easterners seceded from Nigeria and on May 30th 1967, formed an independent and sovereign nation of the Republic of Biafra. Determined to bring Easterners back, on July 6, 1967 Nigeria invaded Biafra; waged a gruesome thirty-month-civil war against Biafra. Nigeria blockaded Biafra on land, sea and air, to prevent food from entering Biafra. A malnutrition disease, Kwashiorkor that caused the deaths of thousands of Biafrans, followed. Nigeria bombed Biafran civilians, killing thousands. On January 12, 1970 the war ended leaving more than three million people dead in a war that was totally avoidable!

Elementus: Rising Dawn

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Author: R. D. Davies
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Life in a little town of Wales is quiet and busy, until the crash of a meteorite changes everyone’s life forever. Most residents develop strange powers, which eventually causes an all-out war where only the strongest will survive and the weak will die! However, that meteorite isn’t all that it seems.

By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed

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Author: Edward Feser, Ph.D.,Joseph Bessette
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By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed by Edward Feser, Ph.D.,Joseph Bessette Book Resume:

The Catholic Church has in recent decades been associated with political efforts to eliminate the death penalty. It was not always so. This timely work reviews and explains the Catholic Tradition regarding the death penalty, demonstrating that it is not inherently evil and that it can be reserved as a just form of punishment in certain cases. Drawing upon a wealth of philosophical, scriptural, theological, and social scientific arguments, the authors explain the perennial teaching of the Church that capital punishment can in principle be legitimate—not only to protect society from immediate physical danger, but also to administer retributive justice and to deter capital crimes. The authors also show how some recent statements of Church leaders in opposition to the death penalty are prudential judgments rather than dogma. They reaffirm that Catholics may, in good conscience, disagree about the application of the death penalty. Some arguments against the death penalty falsely suggest that there has been a rupture in the Church's traditional teaching and thereby inadvertently cast doubt on the reliability of the Magisterium. Yet, as the authors demonstrate, the Church's traditional teaching is a safeguard to society, because the just use of the death penalty can be used to protect the lives of the innocent, inculcate a horror of murder, and affirm the dignity of human beings as free and rational creatures who must be held responsible for their actions. By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed challenges contemporary Catholics to engage with Scripture, Tradition, natural law, and the actual social scientific evidence in order to undertake a thoughtful analysis of the current debate about the death penalty.

Open Closed Open

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Author: Yehuda Amichai
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Open Closed Open by Yehuda Amichai Book Resume:

In poems marked by tenderness and mischief, humanity and humor, Yehuda Amichai breaks open the grand diction of revered Jewish verses and casts the light of his own experi­ence upon them. Here he tells of history, a nation, the self, love, and resurrection. Amichai’s last volume is one of medi­tation and hope, and stands as a testament to one of Israel’s greatest poets. Open closed open. Before we are born, everything is open in the universe without us. For as long as we live, everything is closed within us. And when we die, everything is open again. Open closed open. That’s all we are. —from “I WASN’T ONE OF THE SIX MILLION: AND WHAT IS MY LIFE SPAN? OPEN CLOSED OPEN”

The Book of Lieder

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Author: Ian Bostridge,Richard Stokes
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The Book of Lieder by Ian Bostridge,Richard Stokes Book Resume:

This unique volume contains, in parallel translation, a thousand of the most frequently performed Lieder, both piano-accompanied and orchestral. Composers are arranged alphabetically, with their songs appearing under poet in chronological order of composition - thus allowing the reader to engage in depth with a particular poet and at the same time to follow the composer's development. Richard Stokes, whose work in this field is already widely acclaimed, provides illuminating short essays on each of the fifty composers' approach to Lieder composition, as well as well as notes on all the poets who inspired the songs. The volume is notable for the accuracy and elegance of its translations, and for its fidelity to the German verse: every care has been taken to print the words of the sung text, while adhering to the versification and punctuation of the original poem. Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann, Goethe, Heine and Schiller are among the highlights of a book which illuminates one of the great musical traditions and will be an indispensable handbook for every music lover.

But the Greatest of These Is Love

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Author: Eward M. Vigeant
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But the Greatest of These Is Love by Eward M. Vigeant Book Resume:

This new Thought System emphasizes application rather than theology. It specifically states that a universal religion is impossible, but a Universal Experience is not only possible, but also necessary. This Universal Experience is Love. Universal means that all of the billions of people who have passed through this world since time began and all of the people who are here now (seven billion) would know God. God is Love. To know Gods Love within is to know God. Where learning ends, there is Love. Love is not learned. There was never a time in which you knew it not. Once this new perception of God is accepted, then everything changes. The quiet Voice of Love will help you to reinterpret everything you have been taught as fearful and that makes you feel guilty and will change them to... only what is loving is true. There are no rules and regulations to obey. You need do nothing. The Power of Love will set you free. It is not through any of your efforts. Here is the ultimate release, which everyone will one day find in his own way, at his own time. Think about this: If Love is the primary focus of your life, what are you going to do wrong? - Fear God and keep His commandments becomes Know God and accept His Certainty. According to Wikepedia, it is estimated that there are approximately 4,200 religions in the world today. I say But the Greatest of These is Love.