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The Spirit Ambulance

Author : Scott Stonington
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The Spirit Ambulance is a journey into decision-making at the end of life in Thailand, where families attempt to craft good deaths for their elders in the face of clashing ethical frameworks, from a rapidly developing universal medical system, to national and global human-rights politics, to contemporary movements in Buddhist metaphysics. Scott Stonington's gripping ethnography documents how Thai families attempt to pay back a "debt of life" to their elders through intensive medical care, followed by a medically assisted rush from the hospital to home to ensure a spiritually advantageous last breath. The result is a powerful exploration of the nature of death and the complexities arising from the globalization of biomedical expertise and ethics around the world.

The Spirit of This Covenant

Author : Lamar Wadsworth
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Mike Westover has been called to pastor Harrington Baptist Church in Mintz County, Georgia. Having just graduated from Mid-Atlantic Baptist Seminary, after a supportive student pastorate at Clear Springs Baptist Church, he finds a curious code of silence in his new pastorate and loose ends surrounding the murder of a former pastor's daughter.

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Author : Anne Fadiman
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run "Quiet War" in Laos. The Hmong, traditionally a close-knit and fiercely people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants, adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia's pediatricians, Neil Ernst and his wife, Peggy Philip, cleaved just as strongly to another tradition: that of Western medicine. When Lia Lee Entered the American medical system, diagnosed as an epileptic, her story became a tragic case history of cultural miscommunication. Parents and doctors both wanted the best for Lia, but their ideas about the causes of her illness and its treatment could hardly have been more different. The Hmong see illness aand healing as spiritual matters linked to virtually everything in the universe, while medical community marks a division between body and soul, and concerns itself almost exclusively with the former. Lia's doctors ascribed her seizures to the misfiring of her cerebral neurons; her parents called her illness, qaug dab peg--the spirit catches you and you fall down--and ascribed it to the wandering of her soul. The doctors prescribed anticonvulsants; her parents preferred animal sacrifices.

The Spirit of Ski Tur Valley

Author : James G. Bennett
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When they acquired their cabin building site in Ski Tur Valley in the fall of 1967, things didnt turn out exactly as they envisioned. Jim and Louise Bennett and their five children thought they were going to build a simple, uncomplicated, leisurely, and totally carefree retreat in the mountains. Most their Valley neighbors felt the same way. But in fact, what they really acquired was forty years of beauty, adventure, excitement and testing. The vision of having a cabin in the mountains was exciting and compelling, but what they actually experienced turned out to be far more so. There were no phones, no power with television and computers, and only seasonal river water when they built their Castle in the Mountain. In the cold of winter it was two miles over snow just to get to their cabin from their parked car and back. They experienced this wilderness area as it went through many changes, beginning as a rough undeveloped development to its present status as a highly coveted and well organized mountain recreational community. The history of that evolution contains volumes of exciting stories of adventure for residents and visitors alike. Mother Nature with the help of Murphy and his law, contributed to these adventures in many unexpected and unusual ways. Everyone was put to the test! That evolution was fueled by what the author calls the Spirit of Ski Tur Valley, a Spirit which bonded members of the community into a vital force that overcame many threats to their pristine retreat. Some of those threats came from Mother Nature herself, in the form of blizzards, floods, and avalanches, but others from high powered land developers intent on destroying the Valley as members knew and loved it. THE SPIRIT OF SKI TUR VALLEY is filled with true stories, some poignant, some of evacuation from flooding, of rescuing ill-fortuned hang-gliders, of bears breaking into left over birthday cake. There are tales of Mr. Bates, and Old Blaze, the truck that rescued his owner after ten years of separation. Because he was involved in Ski Tur Valley from its inception in the late sixties, and had lived there full time on a couple of occasions, Bennett was asked to collect stories from community members and present them in book form along with other background history. This remarkable book is based on a family log, kept by his wife Louise, along with contributions from the memories of community members and also from the archives of the Community Association , consisting of legal records, minutes of meeting and records of legal activity. All of these sources combine to unfold the story of THE SPIRIT OF SKI TUR VALLEY.

A Spirit of Sacrifice

Author : Aaron Noble
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Focuses on the posters of World War I as a medium to interpret the tremendous role played by New York State and its citizens in the war effort.

Call the Ambulance

Author : Les Pringle
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Exploding pressure cookers, a thwarted wife's deadly revenge and transvestites in distress - manning an ambulance in the seventies kept you on your toes. Having survived the rites of passage as a probationer, Les Pringle now has to face up to the reality of life as an ambulance man in Thatcher's Britain. He does this with humour and fortitude - two qualities which are essential if he is to cope with cases ranging from the absurd to the heart rending. From attending murder scenes to delivering babies ... it's quite a life for Les, and one that he and his shift mates tread with warmth and humour in equal measure.

Led by the Spirit

Author : Mary Tonra
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Finally My Ambulance

Author : Joseph Smith
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An album of thirteen short stories. An invitation to embark on a journey: from modern urban London, to a river in Africa, to world war, to the near and not-so-near past, to death and the ultimate state. Joseph Smith’s third book, Finally My Ambulance, is a flow of fiction, powerful stories that stand alone, but are interconnected in theme and tone; voices from the author of The Wolf and Taurus, voices in human form (mostly), still fierce in directness and purpose, laced with playful cruelty, originality, and ultimately the possibility of compassion. With his first two books Joseph Smith showed himself to be a writer of astonishing power and originality. Now he has written another unique work, emerging hungrily from the darker woods of contemporary fiction.

The Spirit Man

Author : Sean K. Murphy
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Is it possible to un-do the past? Is there still time to right the wrongs from years ago? Johnny Sullivan seems to have it all. Still in his 30s, hes cashed in his high-powered career and hit the road for a new life in California. But deep inside, Johnny carries with him the tragic death of his high school sweetheart years before. In an Arizona diner, a chance encounter with a mysterious Native American sends Johnny on a journey back in time to rewrite history. Will his second chance forever change the destiny of those he loves? Find the startling answers in The Spirit Man, a timeless story of love and redemption, a journey of the heart.

The Spirit of Missions

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Includes the proceedings of the annual meeting of the Society.

The Spirit Knows No Handicap

Author : Becky Reeve
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With Utmost Spirit

Author : Barbara Brooks Tomblin
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Nineteen months before the D-day invasion of Normandy, Allied assault forces landed in North Africa in Operation TORCH, the first major amphibious operation of the war in Europe. Under the direction of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, AUS, Adm. Andrew B. Cunningham, RN, Admiral H. Kent Hewitt, USN, and others, the Allies kept pressure on the Axis by attacking what Winston Churchill dubbed "the soft underbelly of Europe." The Allies seized the island of Sicily, landed at Salerno and Anzio, and established a presence along the coast of southern France. With Utmost Spirit takes a fresh look at this crucial naval theater of the Second World War. Barbara Brooks Tomblin tells of the U.S. Navy's and the Royal Navy's struggles to wrest control of the Mediterranean Sea from Axis submarines and aircraft, to lift the siege of Malta, and to open a through convoy route to Suez while providing ships, carrier air support, and landing craft for five successful amphibious operations. Examining official action reports, diaries, interviews, and oral histories, Tomblin describes each of these operations in terms of ship to shore movements, air and naval gunfire support, logistics, countermine measures, antisubmarine warfare, and the establishment of ports and training bases in the Mediterranean. Firsthand accounts from the young officers and men who manned the ships provide essential details about Mediterranean operations and draw a vivid picture of the war at sea and off the beaches.

Paramedic

Author : Sandy Macken
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Experience the exhilaration and danger of emergency trauma, where a few seconds can mean the difference between life and death, but also the raw beauty, vulnerability and remarkable resilience of the human spirit. We expect our ambos to be superhuman, remaining calm, controlling their emotions and thinking and acting clearly, however, the emotional depth of these stories will reveal a whole other side. Sandy is just like you, only she is at the wheel of an ambulance with life and death in her hands every day. Without shying away from the trauma, she shows the reader just how much a life deeply grounded in love can offer. Sandy's unique perspective as paramedic with the NSW Ambulance Service will open your mind, awaken your heart and shine a light in some very dark places.

Led by the Spirit

Author : Randy Faulk
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A Synopsis of Book #60062 In his sequel to Devil at my Doorstep, the author focuses on events from early 1993 until the present. His focus has completely changed from his earlier and rather hard-nosed lessons, to more insightful ones, inspired by the whisperings of the Spirit. He explains how Jeanne unexpectedly came back into his life after almost twenty-seven years. He describes his conversion to the Gospel, and Jeanne's conversion to the Church. He ties up a lot of loose ends which were created earlier. Beginning with the premise that we first learn, then believe, and then know and understand, he directs us to become what we were meant to become.

How to Pray

Author : Evangelist Leon Kabasele
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My first book, Jesus Christ Is My God, explains that in this world, we are not alone. Your family may abandon you, your husband or wife or boyfriend or girlfriend may forsake you, but Jesus Christ will never let you go. Even on a hospital bed, he will be there with you. My second book, Spiritual Development, is about how you can develop both spiritually and physically. The book discusses all sixteen chapters of the book of Romans, especially as it connects to your life today. The book also discusses the book of Philemon. Those two books analyse biblical passages from Jewish and Christian versions of the Holy Book. I have a keen eye for etymology and offer finely detailed explanations of many of the original Hebrew and Greek terms in the Bible. My third book, Christian Philosophy: Understanding Racial Oppression, discusses Christian philosophy and the ideology of colonisation. The book discusses many Christian issues, including creation and how this world functions, and reveals many top secrets. The book was written with my understanding of Christian philosophy in this modern time. The book does not reveal private secrets but exposes some important things. This book, How to Pray: The 12 Top Secrets of Prayer and Concentration, can help in good prayer orientation. It develops the way that we think of prayer. I discuss the prayer in terms of concentration how people can start their prayers and how the prayers should end. In todays world, many issues need to be prayed about before making decisions. Sometimes people make decisions without consulting God, and many decisions and laws fail due to this bad orientation.

Justice Law and Argument

Author : Ch. Perelman
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This collection contains studies on justice, juridical reasoning and argumenta tion which contributed to my ideas on the new rhetoric. My reflections on justice, from 1944 to the present day, have given rise to various studies. The ftrst of these was published in English as The Idea of Justice and the Problem of Argument (Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1963). The others, of which several are out of print or have never previously been published, are reunited in the present volume. As justice is, for me, the prime example of a "confused notion", of a notion which, like many philosophical concepts, cannot be reduced to clarity without being distorted, one cannot treat it without recourse to the methods of reasoning analyzed by the new rhetoric. In actuality, these methods have long been put into practice by jurists. Legal reasoning is fertile ground for the study of argumentation: it is to the new rhetoric what mathematics is to formal logic and to the theory of demonstrative proof. It is important, then, that philosophers should not limit their methodologi cal studies to mathematics and the natural sciences. They must not neglect law in the search for practical reason. I hope that these essays lead to be a better understanding of how law can enrich philosophical thought. CH. P.

The Spirit Contemporary Life

Author : Leon Fontaine
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What if the Supernatural Became Normal and Natural in Your Life? How would your world change if you regularly experienced the miraculous? And what if this happened everywhere you went—in a way that attracted people to Jesus? It wouldn’t just make a difference in your world...it would make the world different. It might sound too good to be true...but that’s the Spirit Contemporary life. While working as a first responder in an ambulance, Leon Fontaine longed to see God’s power at work outside the four walls of the church. He learned through many life-changing experiences that we can all unlock the miraculous in a way that works anywhere—at home, in a hospital, at work—with anyone! The Spirit Contemporary way of life involves communicating with others as Jesus would...using their language, stories, and settings. Leon draws on biblical truth and personal stories to reveal how this dynamic first-century faith can be yours when you live so in tune with God that you’re guided in ways that are both natural and supernatural. “In a world seeking an authentic, transparent, and genuine touch of God, Leon equips us with a Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered, Bible-based, kingdom prescription.” --Samuel Rodriguez, president, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, author of Be Light “When ‘Spirit’ and ‘Contemporary’ are synergized, phenomenal outcomes will happen in the church…I believe this valuable resource will help the church go to higher levels of impact and influence in the years ahead.” -- Dr. Elmer L. Towns, co-Founder of Liberty University Unleash the Miraculous in Your World! The Spirit Contemporary Life reveals the key to living an empowered life—one that connects your day-to-day existence with God’s supernatural power. When faced with the realities of a hurting world as a first responder-EMT, Leon Fontaine developed a passion for seeing God’s miraculous power at work--not only at the altar--but also in the back of his ambulance. And he wanted to do it in a way that wasn’t strange or off-putting to those who didn’t know Christ. Maybe you can relate? You want to hear from God more clearly and see miracles happen in your everyday life. And you want to live your life in a way that attracts people to the Jesus you know and love. Using real-life examples, Leon demonstrates how you can access God’s supernatural power without compromise, and do it in a way that draws others to Christ. If this sounds good, hang on, because you’re in for the adventure of your life! This transformational shift won’t just change you. It will change the world around you. From the Hardcover edition.

The Spirit

Author : Johnny Frederick
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In the beginning of the 1950s, a phenomenon took place that was to hold our great nation in awe.... Late model stock car racing! Although stock at first, the cars developed into all out racers! The author has taken a page out of current Cup racing and moved it b k to the very beginning. First came the OHV engines followed by fabulous hemispherical (Hemi) engines with incredible V.E. (Volumetric efficiency). Then the Super stocks modified versions of the regular two door sedans. Then there were the drivers: The Pettys, Allisons, Pearsons, Bakers, Turners, Jarretts and many more. But there was only one driver who was The Spirit of them all...A thin, emaciated youth with destitute eyes, who lived for nothing but the fierce competition until...! Ride with the electrifying driver, known only as Spook, for an adventure in dedication, skill, love and the knowledge that he knew when him time had run out.

Heartbeat of Intercession

Author : Velma Goostree
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The Spirit Book

Author : Raymond Buckland
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The fascinating history of Spiritualism is coaxed into the material realm as the object of this perceptive and sweeping overview by that legendary author of the occult and supernatural, Raymond Buckland. Containing more than 500 entries and 100 illustrations, The Spirit Book is the comprehensive encyclopedia to Spiritualism and its related subjects. Plus it provides full biographies of every prominent person connected to the field. Drawing on decades of research, writing, and transcendence, Buckland describes sundry methods of channeling, events associated with Spiritualism, including séances and exorcism, organizations focused on clairvoyance, and a colorful host of mortals—famous and infamous—who delved into Spiritualism. Nostradamus, Helena Blavatsky, and Edgar Cayce receive their due, as well as Joan of Arc, William Blake, Susan B. Anthony, Winston Churchill, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mahatma Gandhi, Harry Houdini, and Mae West (look up and see her sometime). It explores Qabbalah, Sibyls, Fairies, Poltergeists; phenomena such as intuition and karma; objects useful in the attempt to cross the divide, including tarot cards, flower reading, and runes; and related practices such as Shamanism, transfiguration, meditation, and mesmerism.