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Botchan (Master Darling): A Humorous Story of Japanese Tradition and Morality in a Matsuyama on the Cusp of Modernity By Yasotaro Morri & Natsume Soseki
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Botchan is one of Japan's most popular novels for young people for its meditations upon Japanese culture, lively characters, and coming-of-age theme. The titular character is a young, headstrong and... More > reckless youth who is nevertheless possessed of a serious sense of honor and integrity. Although his temper and impulsiveness create problems, Botchan's moral convictions underpin his journey: indeed, whether he will compromise his morals is the central question. After taking a job as a junior teacher in a local middle school, Botchan comes into conflict with Red Shirt; his school's eloquent but manipulative and conniving head teacher. Vying for the hand of a local beauty, Red Shirt will stop at nothing to achieve his aims, using his position and the system to undermine or defeat others. However a hot tempered but justice-seeking mathematics teacher, Yama Arashi, is determined to oppose such underhand behavior. Who will Botchan side with in the end?< Less
Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans By Plutarch & John Dryden
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Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans is a series of biographies, arranged in pairs illuminating virtues & vices. As explained in the opening of his Life of Alexander, he wasn't... More > concerned with history so much as the influence of character on life & destiny. Whereas sometimes he barely touched on great events, he devoted much space to anecdote & incidental triviality, this often telling more about his subjects than their famous accomplishments. He sought to provide rounded portraits, likening his craft to painting. Indeed, he went to great length to draw parallels between physical appearance & character. He's amongst the earliest moral philosophers. Some of the Lives, like those of Heracles, Philip II of Macedon & Scipio Africanus, are lost. Many remaining Lives are truncated, contain lacunae or have been tampered with.< Less
Parables From Nature: Classic Stories with Moral Lessons Told Through the Natural World (Hardcover) By Mrs. Margaret Gatty
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Margaret Gatty’s parables celebrate the natural world and provision life guidance: wise and attentive, their moral lessons are valuable for persons of all ages. Many of the stories within... More > contain memorable and commonsense examples of acting the right way. Using the beauty of nature as a medium for expression, the author demonstrates the importance of good conduct and living a life by firm principles. While the teachings are simple to grasp, the author lavishes her stories with expressive language and vocabulary, which serves to make the narrations easier to recall, while offering a challenge for younger readers eager to improve their English skills. Unconstrained by preconceived notions of teaching, Margaret Gatty’s fullest talents and instinctive abilities are displayed in these parables. Not content merely with dispensing lessons, the author wants readers to think and appreciate the greatness of the outdoors and the majesty of nature.< Less
Parables From Nature: Classic Stories with Moral Lessons Told Through the Natural World By Mrs. Margaret Gatty
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Margaret Gatty’s parables celebrate the natural world and provision life guidance: wise and attentive, their moral lessons are valuable for persons of all ages. Many of the stories within... More > contain memorable and commonsense examples of acting the right way. Using the beauty of nature as a medium for expression, the author demonstrates the importance of good conduct and living a life by firm principles. While the teachings are simple to grasp, the author lavishes her stories with expressive language and vocabulary, which serves to make the narrations easier to recall, while offering a challenge for younger readers eager to improve their English skills. Unconstrained by preconceived notions of teaching, Margaret Gatty’s fullest talents and instinctive abilities are displayed in these parables. Not content merely with dispensing lessons, the author wants readers to think and appreciate the greatness of the outdoors and the majesty of nature.< Less
Utopia: Sir Thomas More’s Classic Book of Social and Political Satire, Depicting the Customs and Morals of a Utopian Society (Hardcover) By Thomas More & Gilbert Burnet
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Thomas More's classic of political philosophy depicts an island society where all residents lives in harmony with one another. Published in 1516, Utopia sees Sir Thomas More advances many tenets of... More > what he views to be a perfect society. His use of the word 'utopia' as the name of the harmonious island nation he writes about entered the popular vernacular, and is now used to describe any society where life is perfect for all of its inhabitants. More describes the social customs, means of transport, a lack of private property, trust between residents who do not lock their doors, a simple spartan lifestyle free of ostentation, a welfare state, free health care, a priesthood permitted to marry, and gender equality when it comes to matters of work. Those who commit crime are sentenced to slavery, with slaves also imported to carry out domestic duties in Utopia's households.< Less
Utopia: Sir Thomas More’s Classic Book of Social and Political Satire, Depicting the Customs and Morals of a Utopian Society By Thomas More & Gilbert Burnet
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Thomas More's classic of political philosophy depicts an island society where all residents lives in harmony with one another. Published in 1516, Utopia sees Sir Thomas More advances many tenets of... More > what he views to be a perfect society. His use of the word 'utopia' as the name of the harmonious island nation he writes about entered the popular vernacular, and is now used to describe any society where life is perfect for all of its inhabitants. More describes the social customs, means of transport, a lack of private property, trust between residents who do not lock their doors, a simple spartan lifestyle free of ostentation, a welfare state, free health care, a priesthood permitted to marry, and gender equality when it comes to matters of work. Those who commit crime are sentenced to slavery, with slaves also imported to carry out domestic duties in Utopia's households.< Less
Let The Church Be The Church: The Twenty-First Century African American Christian Church and the Struggle for Spiritual and Moral Authenticity By Elbert Ransom, Jr., D. Min.
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“Let the Church Be the Church” is a book that provides the reader with the author’s” “up close” experience in many African-American Protestant churches throughout... More > the United States of America over the past forty years. He grew up in the African-American Baptist church while being raised by devoted Christian parents who made the church an integral part of the lives of their four children. The book is an expose of the misunderstandings that many so-called Christians have of the church of today. The holy Bible records Jesus Christ established the church upon Peter as an institution that “the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” Matt. 16:17b Included are some spiritual and divine offerings to those who are in search of reclaiming God’s church in hopes of kingdom building. The author extends his revelation of the bold selfishness of those who claim to have been called by God to this gospel venture, but ended up in woe.< Less
Let the Church Be the Church: The Twenty First Century African American Christian Church and the Struggle for Spiritual and Moral Authenticity By Elbert Ransom, Jr., D. Min.
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“Let the Church Be the Church” is a book that provides the reader with the author’s” “up close” experience in many African-American Protestant churches throughout... More > the United States of America over the past forty years. He grew up in the African-American Baptist church while being raised by devoted Christian parents who made the church an integral part of the lives of their four children. The book is an expose of the misunderstandings that many so-called Christians have of the church of today. The holy Bible records Jesus Christ established the church upon Peter as an institution that “the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” Matt. 16:17b Included are some spiritual and divine offerings to those who are in search of reclaiming God’s church in hopes of kingdom building. The author extends his revelation of the bold selfishness of those who claim to have been called by God to this gospel venture, but ended up in woe.< Less
Nature and the Power of the Will and other Short Stories By Francisco dePadua Morales
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Short stories suggesting better relationships can be achieved among living things given a genuine desire for tolerance: an eagle shows compassion toward its most sought after prey, and in turn wins a... More > friend; a dandelion successfully pleads for mercy from an engineer with a meticulously groomed garden. These stories teach tolerance toward those who possess traits different from our own.< Less
The old man who lived in a tree By Matthew Gilbert
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Timmy has a wild imagination. One boring Sunday he decides to have a look inside the strange forest on the other side of the road. He can see eyes blinking at him through the bushes. When he gets... More > inside the forest his bravery suddenly disappears and he realises he has walked too far and is lost. Join Timmy on his adventure through the forest and find out exactly who the old man is...< Less

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