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Simple Wisdom Extraordinary Life By Teresa Rogers
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Inspiration comes from different things in a person’s life. Sometimes it’s from a movie, accident or friend. For author Teresa Rogers, inspiration flows from her mother, Joy. A survivor,... More > running for her life many times from her abusive alcoholic husband, Joy rose above life’s hardships. Revealed is Joy’s poverty-stricken childhood, marriage at age fifteen to Rogers’ father, an abusive alcoholic. Rogers describes trials of living in a dysfunctional home, fear of mental, physical abuse she had as a child, and a harrowing description of the night she and her mother are nearly shot by her father. That moment Rogers chose to have a purpose and followed Joy’s simple wisdoms: Choose your friends wisely. Get an education. Never get yourself into anything you can’t talk yourself out of. You have fifteen minutes to feel sorry for yourself, then get off your butt and do something about it. This book is an inspiring tribute to her mother. 10% of book proceeds go to Parkinson’s research/education. Joy now has Parkinson’s.< Less
Dare to Be Extraordinary: A Collection of Positive Life Lessons from African American Fathers By William K. Middlebrooks, Leslie M. Gordon
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Extraordinary men and women-we see them in our communities every day. They impact countless lives, they uplift and they inspire. But where did their inspiration come from? How did they become... More > extraordinary? Through the personal stories of twenty men and women, Dare To Be Extraordinary: A Collection of Life Lessons From African American Fathers breathes life into one of today's most compelling familial and social issues: fatherhood in the African American community. In-depth discourse allows business leaders, cultural icons, athletes, politicians, activists, doctors, newsmakers, and some of the best and brightest minds of our time, the chance to share-with honesty, wit and intellect-lessons learned from their fathers. Dare To Be Extraordinary recognizes and honors the wisdom and teachings of African American fathers passed down to both sons and daughters who took those lessons to heart and have led extraordinary lives.< Less
Dare To Be Extraordinary - A Collection of Positive Life Lessons from African American Fathers By William K. Middlebrooks, Leslie M. Gordon
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Extraordinary men and women-we see them in our communities every day. They impact countless lives, they uplift and they inspire. But where did their inspiration come from? How did they become... More > extraordinary? Through the personal stories of twenty men and women, Dare To Be Extraordinary: A Collection of Life Lessons From African American Fathers breathes life into one of today's most compelling familial and social issues: fatherhood in the African American community. In-depth discourse allows business leaders, cultural icons, athletes, politicians, activists, doctors, newsmakers, and some of the best and brightest minds of our time, the chance to share-with honesty, wit and intellect-lessons learned from their fathers. Dare To Be Extraordinary recognizes and honors the wisdom and teachings of African American fathers passed down to both sons and daughters who took those lessons to heart and have led extraordinary lives.< Less
Dare To Be Extraordinary - A Collection of Positive Life Lessons from African American Fathers By William K. Middlebrooks, Leslie M. Gordon
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Extraordinary men and women-we see them in our communities every day. They impact countless lives, they uplift and they inspire. But where did their inspiration come from? How did they become... More > extraordinary? Through the personal stories of twenty men and women, Dare To Be Extraordinary: A Collection of Life Lessons From African American Fathers breathes life into one of today's most compelling familial and social issues: fatherhood in the African American community. In-depth discourse allows business leaders, cultural icons, athletes, politicians, activists, doctors, newsmakers, and some of the best and brightest minds of our time, the chance to share-with honesty, wit and intellect-lessons learned from their fathers. Dare To Be Extraordinary recognizes and honors the wisdom and teachings of African American fathers passed down to both sons and daughters who took those lessons to heart and have led extraordinary lives.< Less
My Father's Child By Marguerite Hegley
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Mary Palmer's attempt to find emotional security through her relationships despite a lack of parental, and in particular, paternal love through one unhappy relationship and her descent into... More > prostitution. An insight into sexual relationships of ordinary and extraordinary families which could be too close for comfort. Her story is spiced with compassion,humour and forgiveness.< Less
My Father's Child By Marguerite Hegley
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Mary Palmer's attempt to find emotional security through her relationships despite a lack of parental, and in particular, paternal love through one unhappy relationship and her descent into... More > prostitution. An insight into sexual relationships of ordinary and extraordinary families which could be too close for comfort. Her story is spiced with compassion,humour and forgiveness.< Less
For My Father's Daughters By Deborah Babers
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Child sexual abuse is still considered a taboo subject for many. Because of the stigma, sexual abuse victims often suffer in silence. The often systematic abuse can create mental and emotional... More > bondages which lead to self-esteem and identity issues. In order to shed light on this highly sensitive subject, the author shares her extraordinary journey from victim of abuse to victory through Christ.< Less
For My Father's Daughters By Deborah Babers
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Child sexual abuse is still considered a taboo subject for many. Because of the stigma, sexual abuse victims often suffer in silence. The often systematic abuse can create mental and emotional... More > bondages which lead to self-esteem and identity issues. In order to shed light on this highly sensitive subject, the author shares her extraordinary journey from victim of abuse to victory through Christ.< Less
Letter to My Father By Franz Kafka
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This letter is the closest that Kafka came to setting down his autobiography. He was driven to write it by his father's opposition to his engagement with Julie Wohryzek. The marriage did not take... More > place; the letter was not delivered. Review: In his preface he [the translator Howard Colyer] states that he was most concerned to reproduce the raw "venting of feelings" in the letter as well as the extraordinary "momentum of the prose." In both these aims he succeeds. Unlike earlier, and fussier, versions, his translation catches the naked energy of the original. New York Sun, Eric Ormsby, July 9, 2008< Less
The Innocence of Father Brown By G. K. Chesterton
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G. K. Chesterton's tales of the unassuming Catholic priest who claims that his work at the confessional (where he has to do 'next to nothing but hear men's real sins') puts him in an excellent... More > position to solve the bizarre crimes that come his way in pre-First World War England . . . The unassuming cleric, whose humble conviction that his God will eventually triumph over the souls of even the most evil of criminals, is the quiet but insistent heartbeat of these unusual exercises in detective fiction. G. K. Chesterton had a writing ability that is nothing short of extraordinary. He could craft landscapes, settings, and locations with vivid textures, and possessed a cunning knack that made the ordinary seem thoroughly outlandish and the peculiar rather tame.< Less