New Beginnings #13

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Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101566949

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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An all-new, original book featuring two new Vet Volunteers! Meet Jules and Josh, the new twins in town! While Josh adapts quickly to Ambler, Jules accidentally makes an enemy of Maggie. Hoping a pet will help her feel better, Jules adopts the class rabbit, Chewie, but things go downhill when there are complications with Chewie's spay surgery. With Dr. Mac out on a call, it's up to Jules to work with Maggie to help the rabbit - and maybe even prove that she and Josh are worthy of becoming Vet Volunteers. This brand-new book in the beloved Vet Volunteers series brings all the kids together for another exciting animal adventure!

The Essence of New Beginnings

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Author: H. J. Petersen

Publisher: America Star Books

ISBN: 9781448926732

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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The Essence of New Beginnings is a concept most people dream about or work for. It doesnA[a¬a[t matter what your situation is, we have all wished to start over again. Maybe the idea of a redo is more understandable to you. A redo is to take back an error in actions or words, to be given a second chance. The Essence of New Beginnings is that second chance and an opportunity to live with love, joy and hope. The story you are about to read will help you establish new foundations in life, based on love, joy and the truth. The characters in this story talk mostly about foundations with relationships, work, and health. The guidelines provided in this book will help you with establishing these foundations and other foundations. One thing is for sure, your life will change when you establish your new foundations.

New Beginnings

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Author: Dorothy Hale

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595268277

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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Dorothy Lee Hale states: "I am slightly embarrassed that the title of my book is New Beginnings. This expression is used everywhere, but the idea and the title were in my mind for many years. The time is four hundred years ago and the places England and Virginia. Most of the characters have new beginnings in place or understanding. I was working at the Orlando Public Library at the time I planned this story, surrounded by many biographies of the historical characters of the time, and visited England and Jamestown more than once. Indiana University courses in European and American history, with English composition helped me greatly." She wrote the following to her nephew who edited her manuscript. "I could not have written this when I began planning. It needed my own growth in our faith. Now I want to share it with others. I tried to show our need to come to an understanding in families and with other races and nationalities. I think you and your siblings are a wonderful example, with your bonding and re-unions. I wish all families could accomplish this. What a wonderful world it would be!"

New Beginnings

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Author: Irma Wright

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477172726

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

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A woman's fulfillment lies in marriage and children. A career in business is merely a way to kill time until the right man comes along. Emjay Howe age thirty three had been hearing this all her life. As a girl she heard it from her mother and aunts and now she heard it from her contemporaries as well. Emjay Howe was still single at thirty three, but she had finished her B.A. degree and was well on her way to a career at Newtelco. The way she looked at it; the sky was the limit. She had set her sights on a possible V.P. sometime in the next fifteen years. Her mixed heritage, i.e. Cuban and Negro accounted for her fair skin, dark brown curly hair and light brown eyes. She was a striking figure; tall and slender and lithe from exercise and strict attention to food intake. Her feelings about her racial mixture was a constant source of unrest for her. Whenever she was thwarted in love she blamed her mixed blood. But she also felt her career goals acted as a shield against any serious personal involvement. As the story unfolds. Emjay is ending a five year relationship with Phil, an account executive, nineteen years her senior. Phil is white, divorced twice and says he will never marry again. Harry Howe, Emjay's brother is a closet alchoholic, who has a high paying job in city government. He and Emjay view their mixed background differently. He says it hasn't prevented him from having anything he really wanted. His skin color is darker than his sister's and he is married to Joan who is darker than he. They have no children. Joan has something of a possessive attitude towards Hal, their next door neighbor because he gave her a set of keys to his apartment so she could look out for his mail when he was out of town. She has tried but has not successfully been able to befriend her sister-in-law, Emjay. She feels Emjay looks down on her because she is less educated and has a darker skin color. Joan can not forgive Emjay these feelings. Hal Braeden is a white, anglo-saxon, self made millionaire who lives in St. Thomas, V.I. half a year and the other half in New York during the football season. Whatever time is left he travels extensively following his favorite team when they are out of town. He is married to Amanda, an attractive black woman ten years his junior. They have a son, Steven who is a miniature of his father. Amanda has a teen-age daughter from a previous relationship. Amanda after seven years with Hal has discovered a whole new world beyond her marriage. Hal introduced her to the world of business and she wants to try it on for size. In New York, Hal lives in the same apartment building as Harry; the same floor; four apartments down the hall. This coincidence accounts for the friendship between Harry and Hal. Hal's idea of an open marriage with freedom to date for both parties, when he is out of town has added a sense of non-caring and boredom to their union.

Acting Out #14

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Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101571861

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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An all-new book in acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson's series for younger readers! Zoe is back in Ambler after living with her mom in Los Angeles, and she doesn't know what to feel about it. It's fun to be back with the Vet Volunteers, but Zoe misses her mom, who is filming a movie in Canada. Meanwhile, there seems to be a rash of animals being poisoned by antifreeze across the town, and Zoe fears that David's new adopted cat, Rover, might be one of them. So the gang works to raise awareness about antifreeze poisoning, and Zoe's mom has a special surprise in store for everyone.

New Beginnings

The Triumphs of 120 Cancer Survivors

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Author: Bill Aron

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1632208881

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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100 Inspirational Stories and Beautiful, Uplifting Photos of Survivors. “You have cancer” are three of the most terrifying words a person can hear, and our culture does little to ease the fear. New Beginnings: 100 Cancer Survivors follows one hundred survivors who discovered that those words were the start of a new beginning, not an end to their lives. New Beginnings is a collection of narratives and energetic photographic portraits of men, women, children, and families that inspire and provide hope for anyone diagnosed with cancer as well as for their families and friends. The survivors vary in age, ethnicity, and diagnosis, but they all share the ability to turn a diagnosis of cancer into a positive force in their lives. Coming from all walks of life, survivors include Sally Craigen, who beat two different cancers three decades apart but who never let it stop her from enjoying life; Rabbi William Cutter, who had already survived three heart attacks by the time he faced down prostate cancer on two occasions; Sophia Colby, diagnosed with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis at fifteen months of age, who has survived more in her ten years than many people do in their entire lives; and professional basketball player Coby Karl, who hasn’t let two bouts from thyroid cancer stop him from chasing his dreams; and ninety-six others. This is a project by and for cancer survivors: their words, Bill Aron's photographs, in collaboration with their ideas and sensibilities. This is their book.

The Queen of New Beginnings

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Author: Erica James

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402253176

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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What happens when your best hope for the future is through the past? Voice-over artist Alice avoids telling the truth. It's not lying, exactly, and the freedom of reinvention makes those tough years in the past a little easier to bear. So when she meets writer Clayton Miller, she recognizes the suspicious signs of someone who wants to shrug off his old life. Untangling the web of secrets they've constructed creates an unlikely friendship-until Alice discovers that Clayton has betrayed her in the worst possible way. The author of fifteen international bestsellers, Erica James deftly explores infidelity, bereavement, and the bonds of family with a sparkling voice that will resonate long after the book is finished. Praise for Erica James "Intense, compelling stuff." -OK! magazine "The author writes with a sturdy, feel-good optimism." -Sunday Times "It is a captivating read: beautifully written." -Daily Telegraph "You know you have made it as a storyteller writer when readers simply cannot put your book down...Erica James has this page-turning ability in abundance...I wouldn't have thought this writer could get any better, but she has!" -Welsh Country

New Beginnings

Tammy's Story

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Author: Kristy Cato

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781503276949

Category:

Page: 364

View: 1956

"BOOK 4 OF THE DANCE SERIES"I'm sure by now in your life you've heard the expression, "Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it" Most of the time that's because it's usually not all that you dreamed of. In my case, it meant be ready because it's going to be all that you've dreamed of and much, much more, but it will feel like it's too good to be true and you'll have a hard time trying to handle it.

The Nehemiah Code

It's Never Too Late for a New Beginning

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Author: O. S. Hawkins

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718096096

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Who isn’t in need of a new beginning? Bestselling author O. S. Hawkins knows that whether it be broken relationships, integrity missteps, or loss, most of us will spend some or much of the next year trying to restore something. The good news is . . . it’s never too late for a new beginning. Hawkins, with more than 550,000 books sold, now turns his eye to another biblical hero in The Nehemiah Code. Nehemiah was a civil servant from 2,500 years ago who applied principles found in the Bible for insight during hard times, help to start again, and encouragement to rebuild a life. The Nehemiah Code dives into a theme that will resonate deeply with a wide variety of readers - insight during hard times, help to start again, and encouragement to rebuild a life. Topics include: Taking personal responsibility Moving out of your comfort zone Rebuilding team spirit Holding those around you accountable Doing what is right Finishing strong Proceeds of the book go directly to the ministry Mission:Dignity, which helps more than 1,800 retired ministers, church workers, and widows who have faithfully served God’s people and now find themselves struggling to meet even basic needs.

Dixie Lullaby

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Author: Mark Kemp

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416590460

Category: Music

Page: 320

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Rock & roll has transformed American culture more profoundly than any other art form. During the 1960s, it defined a generation of young people as political and social idealists, helped end the Vietnam War, and ushered in the sexual revolution. In Dixie Lullaby, veteran music journalist Mark Kemp shows that rock also renewed the identity of a generation of white southerners who came of age in the decade after segregation -- the heyday of disco, Jimmy Carter, and Saturday Night Live. Growing up in North Carolina in the 1970s, Kemp experienced pain, confusion, and shame as a result of the South's residual civil rights battles. His elementary school was integrated in 1968, the year Kemp reached third grade; his aunts, uncles, and grandparents held outdated racist views that were typical of the time; his parents, however, believed blacks should be extended the same treatment as whites, but also counseled their children to respect their elder relatives. "I loved the land that surrounded me but hated the history that haunted that land," Kemp writes. When rock music, specifically southern rock, entered his life, he began to see a new way to identify himself, beyond the legacy of racism and stereotypes of southern small-mindedness that had marked his early childhood. Well into adulthood Kemp struggled with the self-loathing familiar to many white southerners. But the seeds of forgiveness were planted in adolescence when he first heard Duane Allman and Ronnie Van Zant pour their feelings into their songs. In the tradition of music historians such as Nick Tosches and Peter Guralnick, Kemp masterfully blends into his narrative the stories of southern rock bands --from heavy hitters such as the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and R.E.M. to influential but less-known groups such as Drive-By Truckers -- as well as the personal experiences of their fans. In dozens of interviews, he charts the course of southern rock & roll. Before civil rights, the popular music of the South was a small, often racially integrated world, but after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, black musicians struck out on their own. Their white counterparts were left to their own devices, and thus southern rock was born: a mix of popular southern styles that arose when predominantly white rockers combined rural folk, country, and rockabilly with the blues and jazz of African-American culture. This down-home, flannel-wearing, ass-kicking brand of rock took the nation by storm in the 1970s. The music gave southern kids who emulated these musicians a newfound voice. Kemp and his peers now had something they could be proud of: southern rock united them and gave them a new identity that went beyond outside perceptions of the South as one big racist backwater. Kemp offers a lyrical, thought-provoking, searingly intimate, and utterly original journey through the South of the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s, viewed through the prism of rock & roll. With brilliant insight, he reveals the curative and unifying impact of rock on southerners who came of age under its influence in the chaotic years following desegregation. Dixie Lullaby fairly resonates with redemption.

New Beginning

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Author: Samantha Rae

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453575391

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

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The bear took a couple of steps away from the twitching remains of the body and dug its claws into the dirt as it loped toward me. I knew I should turn and try to run for my life as fast as I could, but I was paralyzed. The animal halted a few feet away. I could smell and see the fresh blood dripping from its sharp canines in its slightly open mouth. The animal leaned back as it bore its long nails into the grass, tearing up the dirt and leaving the ground beneath it bare. I knew exactly what was going to happen to me next. The animal was going to attack with its claws and teeth. I was going to die. It was as simple as that. With a final helpless mental plea to my legs, though an unsuccessful one, the animal pulled his bloodstained lips back from his teeth before he lunged at my head. Once I saw the back legs leave the ground, adrenaline surged through my veins. Right away, I raised my arms to shield my face, but I wasnt quick enough before the bear made contact. -from New Beginning

Hillbrooke New Beginnings

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Author: Beverly Roberts

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530581306

Category:

Page: 264

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Newly married, Rey and Callan Douglas, begin their ministry as youth pastors in an affluent church in the suburbs. Rey desires to lead the students into a deeper relationship with the Lord, but settles instead for a comfortable existence of parties and fellowship. The couple moves in fast forward never slowing down to hear the voice of the Lord directing them to pray for the hurting, comfort the grieving or witness the life changing love of the Lord to another. Six years later, the consequences of their decision is felt when Rey accepts a position as senior pastor at Community Outreach Church in Hillbrooke, Michigan. This dream job met all his material needs; a beautiful parsonage, affluent church membership and a generous pay package. Shortly after his arrival in Hillbrooke, the Holy Spirit speaks to Rey, gently leading him to step out from the comfort of the familiar and reach out beyond the walls of his church building. Following a tragedy, Rey is faced with regret and sorrow for his lack of action. Did he take a job based solely on money and power, choosing less in the end? Or is he in the center of God's will? Will he reach out to the broken, love the unlovely and care for those in prison or will he surrender to other voices choosing the path of least resistance? Jeremiah 29:11 The Message Bible: I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out-plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.

Gideon's Dream

A Tale of New Beginnings

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Author: Ken Dychtwald,Maddy Dychtwald,Dave Zaboski,Grace Zaboski

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061434973

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Gideon, a caterpillar grub, is transformed when the leaf which he is eating falls from the tree, giving him a sensation of flying, and suddenly all he can think, talk, or dream about is flight.

Thirteen Reasons Why

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Author: Jay Asher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1595147888

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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Includes an introduction by the author, alternate ending, early notes and ideas, deleted scenes, discussion guide, and town map on reverse side of jacket.

Each Day a New Beginning

Daily Meditations for Women

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Author: Karen Casey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1592857612

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 9685

These meditations, one for each day of the year, speak to the common experience, shared struggles, and unique strengths of a woman, especially those seeking support and spiritual growth in recovery. Each day holds its promise, and life's journey begins anew. Find inspiration and guidance for dealing with the challenges and new experiences of recovery in the writings in Each Day a New Beginning--from a woman who cares about others. Beloved author, Karen Casey, writes about self-esteem, friendships with other women, hope, attitudes about life and relationships, and more. Her words help bridge the gap between self and Higher Power, between loneliness and sharing the emotions of recovery.Each day's message begins with a quotation--from such exceptional women as Agatha Christie, Annie Dillard, Beverly Sills, Helen Keller, Maria Montessori, Adrienne Rich, Katharine Hepburn, Amelia Earhart, and many more--and ends with an affirmation, marshaling the feminine courage and spirit, wisdom and wit that make every day count.Almost three million recovering women turn to these meditations each day.

New Beginnings

Understanding the Basic Principles of the Christian Faith

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Author: Sharon Dutra

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692864135

Category:

Page: 156

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New Beginnings was written to help the reader develop a greater understanding of the basic principles of Christianity. Thousands of people come to faith in Jesus Christ every year, but they are not prepared to progress in their faith because of a lack of biblical knowledge. Some common questions I hear from new and mature Christians alike is: "What is the meaning behind the things I hear and see at church?" "What is the next step in my faith?" This book is a great resource to help answer these questions. New Beginnings can be used in a group or individual study. It is perfect for Sunday School or Wednesday night classes. There are 12 chapters, which include subjects such as "What is Sin?"; "Who is God?"; "What is Communion"; "What is Baptism" and "What is Faith?" The author's simple style and scriptural insight make this book an excellent tool for anyone who seeks a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Regardless of your spiritual background, New Beginnings was written for those who desire to build a solid biblical foundation in their Christian faith.

Factfulness

Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

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Author: Hans Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund,Ola Rosling

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 125012381X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates "Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. --- “This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance...Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.

Exit

Endings and New Beginnings in Literature and Life

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Author: Stefan Helgesson

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042032529

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 315

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If anything is certain in human exis tence, it is the exit. Before the universal yet radically singular event of death, how ever, history leaves its mark on us by determining which exits are possible, necessary or desirable. This collection of essays, which celebrates the achievement of the Swedish Africanist and postcolonial scholar Raoul Granqvist, deal with the broad theme of exit OCo in the form of exile, displacement, suicide, endings and, indeed, beginnings. After all, OC In my end is my beginningOCO (T.S. Eliot). Childhood as exit rite in contemporary African literature (Camara LayeOCOs LOCOEnfant Noir and Ishmael BeahOCOs Long Way Gone); the Cameroonian director Jean Pierre BekoloOCOs controversial film Les Saignantes; an early play by Wole Soyinka; Ghana during the First World War; Zakes MdaOCOs Cion; proto-nationalist writing on the Gold Coast; passing in Zo1/2 WicombOCOs Playing in the Light; the exile of South African and Caribbean writers; translation theory in the global South; public representations of Africans in north-east Bavaria; oral poetry in rural England; Fred WahOCOs Swedish-Chinese background in twentieth-century Canada; Toni MorrisonOCOs Beloved and infanticide; the open endings of the poetry of Paul Muldoon; the suicide of Virginia Woolf; the viability of global environmental policies OCo these are some of the topics that this book, in defiance of neat disciplinary boundaries, addresses. The closing section, OC Voicing the Exit, OCO transcends the academic format with its evocative literary representations of the experience of exit (in Tanzania, Uganda, Ukrainian Canada and elsewhere)."

The Rebirthing of God

Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings

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Author: John Philip Newell

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594735425

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Dare to imagine a new birth from deep within Christianity, a fresh stirring of the Spirit. “The walls of Western Christianity are collapsing. In many parts of the West that collapse can only be described as seismic.... There are three main responses or reactions to this collapse. The first is to deny that it is happening. The second is to frantically try to shore up the foundations of the old thing. The third, which I invite us into, is to ask what is trying to be born that requires a radical reorientation of our vision. What is the new thing that is trying to emerge from deep within us and from deep within the collective soul of Christianity?” —from the Introduction In the midst of dramatic changes in Western Christianity, internationally respected spiritual leader, peacemaker and scholar John Philip Newell offers the hope of a fresh stirring of the Spirit among us. He invites us to be part of a new holy birth of sacred living. Speaking directly to the heart of Christians—those within the well-defined bounds of Christian practice and those on the disenchanted edges—as well as to the faithful and seekers of other traditions, he explores eight major features of a new birthing of Christianity: Coming back into relationship with the Earth as sacred Reconnecting with compassion as the ground of true relationship Celebrating the Light that is at the heart of all life Reverencing the wisdom of other religious traditions Rediscovering spiritual practice as the basis for transformation Living the way of nonviolence among nations Looking to the unconscious as the wellspring of new vision Following love as the seed-force of new birth in our lives and world