Author: L. A. Banks
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
View: 9091The Chairman of the Vampire Council is dead, and Lilith, the consort of the Unnamed One, and the Unnamed One himself are out for revenge against Damali Richards, the Vampire Huntress, and her lover, Carlos Rivera. A ruthless and carefully planned strategy---one that not even Damali will anticipate---has been developed. There is only one entity who can best Damali, send Carlos packing, and put the Guardian team at mortal risk. This powerful being was once banished into a forsaken land and possesses everything that would bring a Neteru to his or her knees. This time the fight is not so clear-cut, and it is not only Damali's soul in the balance but her body and heart as well.
Author: Richard Penn Smith
Category: American literature
A Study of a Recurrent Motif in the Patriarchal Narratives
Author: Roger Syrén
Publisher: A&C Black
View: 3629This provocative book combines literary and historical methods to examine the phenomenon of the 'forsaken firstborn' in Genesis. The dignity of the firstborn sons of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph-Ishmael, Esau, Reuben and Manasseh-is disregarded in the narrative and the rights inherent in their status are taken from them and conferred on a younger brother. One might easily compare this with the motif in many folktales of the youngest son outdoing his elder brothers in cleverness and skill. But unlike the folklore motif, in the book of Genesis the younger brother's success is not due to any courageous deed or heroic feat on his own part. Instead the displacement of the elder by the younger is usually the result of somebody else's initiative and achievement.
Case Studies of the Internally Displaced
Author: Roberta Cohen,Francis M. Deng
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Category: Political Science
View: 3899The coerced displacement of people within the borders of their own countries by armed conflicts, internal strife, and systematic violations of human rights has become a pervasive feature of the post Cold War era. The plight of the displaced poses a challenge that is not only humanitarian but a threat to the security and stability of countries, regions, and, through a chain effect, the international system. This book contains case studies of ten countries that have suffered severe problems of internal displacement: Burundi, Rwanda, Liberia, and the Sudan in Africa; the former Yugoslavia and the Caucasus in Europe; Tajikistan and Sri Lanka in Asia; and Colombia and Peru in the Americas. The contributors are Thomas Greene, Randolph C. Kent, Jennifer McLean, Larry Minear, Liliana Obregón, Amir Pasic, Hiram A. Ruiz, Colin Scott, H.L. Seneviratne, Maria Stavropoulou, and Thomas G. Weiss. Additionally, the contributors and editors offer recommendations for further action.
Essays on Group Care and Individual Therapy
Author: D Patrick Zimmerman
Category: Family & Relationships
View: 7394Residential treatment can be a path to healing or a revolving door. Make the program you're involved with as effective as possible! For a number of years, many mental health professionals, public interest groups, and child advocates have been pressing for the use of increasingly time-limited (short-term) models of residential treatment and psychotherapy for children and adolescents. Yet the children who are most often referred for residential care are clearly more emotionally disturbed than in years past. They have more extensive backgrounds of social failure and often have dysfunctional or barely existent families. The Forsaken Child confronts this dilemma. These essays on the delivery of group care and individual treatment services for young people present an argument for the preservation of thoughtful, humanistic forms of residential treatment. In The Forsaken Child: Essays on Group Care and Individual Therapy, you'll find well-thought-out discussions of: Anna Freud's altruistic devotion to providing group care for the infant and child victims of World War I bombings in London, with descriptions of important parallels between her observations of the young war victims in her care and the experiences of abandoned, neglected, and abused children in American cities today the historical foundations of milieu treatment and an examination of persisting issues the humane concerns of the early founders of residential care vs. the present-day objectivist climate a long-term case study of a young child in residential care highlighting a number of clinical issues which contraindicate the use of either brief therapy techniques or short-term group care how an interactive, social-constructionist treatment approach helped an adolescent boy in residential care achieve psychological growth and a sense of optimism about the future The Forsaken Child will be of significant help to residential facility administrators in longer-range program planning and to social workers and other clinicians who cope with the daily clinical issues that arise in group and individual treatment settings.
Religious Culture and the Rescue of Jews in Nazi Europe
Author: Pearl M. Oliner
Publisher: Yale University Press
View: 2241Does religion encourage altruism on behalf of those who do not belong? Are the very religious more likely to be altruistic toward outsiders than those who are less religious? In this book Pearl M. Oliner examines data on Christian rescuers and nonrescuers of Jews during the Holocaust to shed light on these important questions. Drawing on interviews with more than five hundred Christians—Protestant and Catholic, very religious, irreligious, and moderately religious rescuers and nonrescuers living in Nazi-occupied Europe, Oliner offers a sociological perspective on the values and attitudes that distinguished each group. She presents several case studies of rescuers and nonrescuers within each group and then interprets the individual’s behavior as it relates to his or her group. She finds that the value patterns of the religious groups differ significantly from one another, and she is able to highlight those factors that appear to have contributed most toward rescue within each group.
The Forsaken Trilogy
Author: Lisa M. Stasse
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 7402After the formation of the United Northern Alliance--a merger of Canada, the United States and Mexico into one nation--16-year-old Alenna is sent to a desolate prison island for teenagers believed to be predisposed to violence.
The Trinitarian Ethics of Jurgen Moltmann
Author: J. Matthew Bonzo
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
View: 1016Indwelling the Forsaken Other is a critical reading of Jürgen Moltmann's ethics of discipleship. While Moltmann's notable turn to the inner life of the Trinity as a source for his reflections on the life of the church is influential, it is not without problems. The call emerging from Moltmann's reflection upon Trinitarian life--to copy God in our relationships--may offer some general direction for our actions; however, it also raises several questions. Two important questions for this work are, In what way are we to copy God? and What conditions make it possible to copy God? Moltmann's answers to these questions are insufficient, and consequently he fails to protect the difference between Creator and creation in his analogia relationis. As a result, the ethical direction of Moltmann's work seems to be increasingly muddied and, at best, paradoxical.
From the Great Depression to the Gulags: Hope and Betrayal in Stalin's Russia
Author: Tim Tzouliadis
Publisher: Hachette UK
View: 2739Of all the great movements of population to and from the United States, the least heralded is the migration, in the depths of the Depression of the nineteen-thirties, of thousands of men, women and children to Stalin's Russia. Where capitalism had failed them, Communism promised dignity for the working man, racial equality, and honest labour. What in fact awaited them, however, was the most monstrous betrayal. In a remarkable piece of historical investigation that spans seven decades of political change, Tim Tzouliadis follows these thousands from Pittsburgh and Detroit and Los Angeles, as their numbers dwindle on their epic and terrible journey. Through official records, memoirs, newspaper reports and interviews he searches the most closely guarded archive in modern history to reconstruct their story - one of honesty, vitality and idealism brought up against the brutal machinery of repression. His account exposes the self-serving American diplomats who refused their countrymen sanctuary, it analyses international relations and economic causes but also finds space to retrieve individual acts of kindness and self-sacrifice.
Author: Stephen Arterburn,Mike Moscoe
View: 903One man faces his worst nightmare—twice. A thrilling new novel from the Every Man team! Ben Taylor’s just a regular guy. Married to his beautiful Annie, with good kids, and a career that brings him great joy. But the world as he knows it suddenly shifts beneath his feet. While his job is suddenly in jeopardy, Annie gets promoted into the position of a lifetime–with a bigger salary than his…and a requirement to move across the country. The blow to his ego, not to mention the disruption to his family, shatters Ben’s confidence in himself–and in God. But just as he comes to grips with this new reality and accepts these major changes, the unimaginable happens. His wife is kidnapped! Desperate, Ben travels across country to help the police hunt for the kidnappers by risking his life and everything else in the process. Can he really trust the God he thought he knew to get him through this shocking twist in life? Or is he destined to be just as forsaken as he feels? Now Stephen Arterburn–one of the men behind the phenomenal Every Man series–and bestselling novelist Mike Moscoe join forces to bring you a compelling novel that combines the action and suspense of a thriller with real-life faith and insight for God’s men. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Amy Mena
Author: Ace Atkins
View: 8729Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson attempts to root out small town corruption in this gritty crime thriller in Ace Atkins’ acclaimed New York Times bestselling series. Thirty-six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi, with nothing but the clothes on his back and a pair of paratrooper boots. Less than two days later, he was accused of rape and murder, hunted down by a self-appointed posse, and lynched. Now evidence has surfaced of his innocence, and county sheriff Quinn Colson sets out not only to identify the stranger’s remains, but to charge those responsible for the lynching. As he starts to uncover old lies and dirty secrets, though, he runs up against fierce opposition from those with the most to lose—and they can play dirty themselves. Soon Colson will find himself accused of terrible crimes, and the worst part is, the accusations just might stick. As the two investigations come to a head, it is anybody’s guess who will prevail—or even come out of it alive.
Author: C. E. Laureano
View: 1151Conor and Aine have barely escaped Seare with their lives. Conor knows he must return to find the harp that could end the Red Druid’s reign of terror, but in the midst of their escape, he and Aine are torn apart once more. Surrounded by despair and thrown into as much danger as they left behind, Conor and Aine must cling to the whispers of Comdiu’s plans for them and the homeland that depends on their survival. But at what cost? Will they learn to depend on Comdiu completely? Or will they give up hope?
Author: Dee B. Williams
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
View: 6840The Forsaken Flower takes place throughout the city of Philadelphia. It explores the heartache and hardship of four sisters, whose lives have been forever changed, by what many may see as being an unforgivable sin. After the unexpected sucidal death of the girls mother. The youngest girl Angel, at the age of six, has begun a quest way beyond her years, without direction or support. At age 15, now a young lady, Angel needs what only a mother can give. Despite her deliberate attempts to portray a tough demeanor. Deep down inside she's scared, making her vulnerable and forcing her to do the unthinkable. Leaving her to be, The Forsaken Flower Time after time, it becomes evident that help is needed inside the lives of the Baker girls. What each sister independently experience is nothing less than insane. Unveiling one secret after another becomes everyone's pass time. Professional careers, new romance, nothing can camouflage the hurt from way deep within. What Angel and her sisters can all agree to is that... The end can sometimes be the beginning of it all.
Author: D. Augustin
Publisher: Рипол Классик
The Simple Dynamics of Life
Author: Peabol El-Shilay
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
View: 9546"The Forsaken Truth" is highly recommended to anyone who desires freedom from even the most deep-seated ignorance. By coming to terms with deep and very essential truth about life (presented as clear as possible), the answers to the serious questions of life are finally here within your grasp. And it is very likely that for the first time ever, you are about to truly enhance your understanding of who you really are, what this world is, why you are here, and what the hereafter is all about. And having overcome all open and disguised ignorance; without the help of anybody, you will appreciate how to easily generate joyful experiences and add true value to your life-leaving behind every worry, sorrow, confusion and despair as you move on confidently to achieving your invaluable and ultimate goal.
Author: Darla Kellar
Publisher: Author House
Category: Social Science
View: 5638Much of society disassociates hunger and homelessness with life in America. Yet there are over 700,000 hungry with no place to call home. Even convicted murders and child rapists are sheltered, fed and given free medical attention in U.S. prisons. You can ask a question with one word: Why? And fill a book with the answer. There are a lot of reasons why people become homeless: natural weather disasters, addictions, unemployment, divorce, mental illness, domestic violence and child abuse. While a small percentage of the homeless are able to get back on their feet and become a functional part of society, most become chained so tight by their addictions that they lose all concept of time, place, and reason. Some of the homeless believe that they have no reason to be more than what they are. homeless. My brother Tommy was one of America's homeless alcoholics, and found comfort with the company of fellow broken people. Many of the homeless have a fragile spirit and are perceptive toward one another's unspoken pain. These are people who don't want to remember the past and have no dreams of a future. Many of them hope to quietly die in an alcohol induced sleep, and a large number get their wish. The homeless are: sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, and even decorated war veterans. One thread of truth connects all of the homeless: they are fellow human beings who are in need of help. In my book, "Mercy For The Forsaken" I ferret out the reasons behind Tommy's homelessness and alcoholism and why he chose the company of the down trodden when help from family was only a phone call away. Being homeless shouldn't mean being hopeless.
A Play, in Five Acts
Author: Augustin Daly
Category: American drama