Gifted Hands 20th Anniversary Edition

The Ben Carson Story

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Author: Ben Carson, M.D.

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310334446

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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In 1987, Dr. Benjamin Carson gained worldwide recognition for his part in the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head. Carson pioneered again in a rare procedure known as a hemispherectomy, giving children without hope a second chance at life through a daring operation in which he literally removes one half of their brain. Such breakthroughs aren’t unusual for Ben Carson. He’s been beating the odds since he was a child. Raised in inner-city Detroit by a mother with a third grade education, Ben lacked motivation. He had terrible grades. And a pathological temper threatened to put him in jail. But Sonya Carson convinced her son he could make something of his life, even though everything around him said otherwise. Trust in God, a relentless belief in his own capabilities, and sheer determination catapulted Ben from failing grades to the directorship of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Gifted Hands takes you into the operating room to witness surgeries that made headlines around the world—and into the private mind of a compassionate, God-fearing physician who lives to help others.

The Secrets for Motivating, Educating, and Lifting the Spirit of African American Males

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Author: Ernest H. Johnson, Ph.D.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462046436

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Unlike the media would have you believe, most black males find great value in education. They want to believe that they have a special gift and that they can make a difference in the world. The problem is that they have ill feelings about how society has deprived them of the most qualified teachers and the best ways to be engaged in their own education. As a consequence of repeatedly being marginalized, criticized, and put down by society and teachers, they do not feel motivated to attend school or to produce outstanding academic work. The Secrets for Motivating, Educating, and Lifting the Spirit of African American Males contains essays that center on how to help educators and parents to equip young black males with the drive necessary to craft fulfilling lives for themselves so they don’t slip through the cracks in the educational system. “Historically, we are still dealing with what happens to the image of Black people in the minds of white people. A book like this helps to make certain that the information teachers provide to all students—regardless of their race—will help them understand that the history of this country has made generation after generation of black students see themselves as academically and socially inferior to white people. Most importantly, it’s the teachers—not just black teachers, but all teachers— who have to understand the power they have to change the mindset of society. Changing how society thinks about Black people, particularly Black males, is a task teachers can truly accomplish because they have the power to create lesson plans that challenge how students think about each other. For such lessons are important for changing the attitudes and beliefs of the entire community in which we live.” – REVEREND C.T. VIVIAN, A Pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement, Author, Educator, and a Close Friend of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “This book provides a fresh perspective for understanding the problems associated with the education of Black males. As a minister, I have not encountered a project that gathers the collective wisdom of a group of over 20 Black male educators who are dedicated to helping the world save young Black males. When all their ideas come together, they are bound to create a storm of new thinking about how all of us can work together. As a spiritual leader, my role is to help young Black males understand that the same God that was in Dr. King is the same God that is in them. This is a difficult lesson for some Black males who have been brainwashed to see themselves as having no say about the outcome of their lives. This book will help us, including those in the ministry, to reevaluate the thinking patterns of our boys so that we can better prepare them for the critical thinking that is required for life in the 21st century.” – REVEREND ROBERT KILGORE, Assistant Pastor at Hillside International Truth Center, Atlanta, GA

Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Students

Evidence-Based Guidelines for School Psychologists and Other School Personnel

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Author: Craig L. Frisby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470940751

Category: Education

Page: 662

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"Dr. Frisby focuses a bright light on issues that often remain obscured in a fog of polemics, deeply held convictions, and genuine concern for the plight of minority students. Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Students cuts through this fog with intense, sharp, clear thinking and data-driven conclusions." —Jeffrey P. Braden, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, North Carolina State University "Going beyond superficial 'feel good' or 'feel bad' ideologies to probe what really makes a difference in meeting the needs of often underserved populations, Craig Frisby provides a comprehensive, rigorous, well-written, and entertaining (honest!) work that addresses the intersection of race, ethnicity, and education." —Betty Henry, PhD, School Psychologist, California School for the Blind "Dr. Frisby makes a perceptive and incisive assessment of much of the multicultural ideology currently propagated in professional psychology and education and directly confronts some of the major issues surrounding multiculturalism. Unlike many other critiques that have been proffered over the last few decades, however, Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Students also provides many concrete solutions for how to begin changing the current milieu." —A. Alexander Beaujean, PhD, Associate Professor, Baylor University A practical, research-based guide to facilitating positive educational outcomes for racial, ethnic, and language minority students This timely book is written from the perspective of contemporary school psychology for a variety of school personnel, including school psychologists, teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators, with coverage of: The problem of quack multiculturalism Home and family Context for school learning General cognitive ability, learning, and instruction Testing and assessment School discipline and behavior management Crime, delinquency, and gangs School district resources

Chicken Soup for the Soul 20th Anniversary Edition

All Your Favorite Original Stories Plus 20 Bonus Stories for the Next 20 Years

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Author: Jack Canfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1480437204

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

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The twentieth anniversary edition of the original Chicken Soup for the Soul is brimming with even more hope and inspiration—the stories you’ve always loved, plus bonus stories, plus 20 bonus stories from today’s thought leaders. Twenty years later, Chicken Soup for the Soul continues to open the heart and rekindle the spirit. Celebrate the twentieth anniversary with the classic book that inspired millions—reinvigorated with bonus stories of inspiration! You will find hope and inspiration in these 101 heartwarming stories about counting your blessings, thinking positive, and overcoming challenges.

The Red Tent - 20th Anniversary Edition

A Novel

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Author: Anita Diamant

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429903639

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons. Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood-the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of her mothers-Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah-the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that are to sustain her through a damaged youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah's story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate, immediate connection. Deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of Biblical women's society.

Living Buddha, Living Christ 20th Anniversary Edition

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Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101007211

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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"[Thich Nhat Hanh] shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth." --His Holiness The Dalai Lama Nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr. for a Nobel Peace Prize, Thich Nhat Hanh is one of today’s leading sources of wisdom, peace, compassion and comfort. The 20th anniversary edition of the classic text, updated, revised, and featuring a Mindful Living Journal. Buddha and Christ, perhaps the two most pivotal figures in the history of humankind, each left behind a legacy of teachings and practices that have shaped the lives of billions of people over two millennia. If they were to meet on the road today, what would each think of the other's spiritual views and practices? Thich Nhat Hanh has been part of a decades-long dialogue between two great contemplatice traditions, and brings to Christianity an appreciation of its beauty that could be conveyed only by an outsider. IN lucid, meditative prose, he explores the crossroads of compassion and holiness at which the two traditions meet, and he reawakens our understanding of both. "On the altar in my hermitage," he says, "are images of Buddha and Jesus, and I touch both of them as my spiritual ancestors." From the Trade Paperback edition.

Woman Thou Art Loosed! 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition

Healing the Wounds of the Past

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Author: T. D. Jakes

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768487897

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Live in freedom! Let your heart be warmed as the oil of T.D. Jakes’ teaching flows from your mind to your spirit. The healing balm that well-known pastor and author T.D. Jakes shares in Woman, Thou Art Loosed! soothes all manner of traumas, tragedies, and disappointments. Whether you are a single parent, a battered wife, an abused teenager, or an insecure woman, there is a cure for every crisis! In this soft word for the sensitive ear, there is deep cleansing for those inaccessible areas of the feminine heart. The wisdom in this book fights back the infections of life. Woman Thou Art Loosed! breaks the shackles off the neck of every woman who dare to read it!

The Christmas Box

20th Anniversary Edition

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Author: Richard Paul Evans

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451696434

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Richard, a busy and preoccupied father, discovers a Christmas box full of love letters from an old woman to her dead daughter and, with the help of an angel, begins to learn the true meaning of Christmas.

If...a Book of Thought Provoking Questions for People with Way Too Much Time on Their Hands: 20th Anniversary Edition

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Author: April S. Brown,Sean M. Dever

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781797744636

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 142

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This is the 20th Anniversary Edition of our book with more than 100 new questions and now 800 total questions about Life, Love, Relationships, Sex, Nature, Technology, Death, Money, Morality, and Ethics! It's the perfect book to take with you on that long flight, to a party, for work or school to learn about each other or to get to know someone on a quiet night at home. A bestseller since 1999, it makes a great gift!

Sew Gifts with Love

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Author: Nancy Zieman

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780873496919

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 143

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This title shows readers how to incorporate heart, snowflake, pineapple, floral and moonlight designs into everyday pattern to create such items as evening bags, picture frames, fleece throws, bathroom towels, jewellery baskets and more. Each project has step-by-step instructions.