For Aurora, it is the dawn of a new life.
She moves into a college dormitory, meets her new roommate, and explores Honolulu city life with her best friend, Alex. Her days brim with the promise of... More > adventures to come, but Aurora’s happiness will soon be haunted by threats both physical and from another realm.
Her nights are shaken by warnings of pain and loss. When her waking life is torn apart by heartbreaking news from her doctor, Aurora must fight for her life. She grows to depend on Alex, who becomes her rock as she undergoes chemotherapy. But the tables turn when Alex falls victim to gay-bashing predators. Aurora convinces her parents to offer him shelter, but his presence strains their fragile marriage.
In the midst of great difficulty, Aurora meets a new man, a dream lover who tries to persuade her to leave with him. Tempted but afraid, she retreats to her dreams more frequently, searching for him, seeking love beyond her physical existence.< Less
Built with registered dietitians and nutritionists, this healthy, clean-eating Vegetarian Meal Plan details 3 meals, and 3 snacks, every day for four weeks. There is a corresponding grocery list for... More > each week, and there are 5 different calorie allotments to choose from so that you can customize this plain to meet your exact goals (weight loss, gain, or maintenance). Includes suggestions for modifying for food allergies, intolerance, and availability, as well as food costs, cooking for a family, and more. Couple this 4 Week Meal Plan with our 8 Week Fat Loss Programs for foolproof results. Includes modifications for vegetarians who do not consume eggs; our Vegan Meal Plan may also be of interest for a completely animal-product free meal plan.< Less
This is a prealgebra textbook, used by the Department of Mathematics at College of the Redwoods, Eureka, California, in their Math 376 course.
Errata and Individual chapter and solutions are... More > available at:
Round 3! These programs can be done in any order, but this challenging 3rd edition uses all new FB workout videos in a detailed, day-by-day plan in order to bring fast results. Cardio, strength... More > training, HIIT, plyometrics, Pilates, circuit training, stretching, yoga, balance & agility training come together to help you get fit as fast as possible. Many people who complete these programs see weight loss - often 16-24 lbs in just 2 months - reduced body fat, drastic improvements in body tone, endurance, strength, & flexibility gains. Each day you get a Calorie Burn estimate & we include a brief but effective Nutrition section to give you the essentials on how to properly nourish yourself during the program. The vast majority of fitness levels have been able to partake in these programs as you are encouraged to go at your own pace - in this 3rd edition, we have also included beginner alternative in the first 2 weeks. All you need is dumbbells.< Less
The third print issue of Steel Toe Review. This edition includes fiction by Cathy Adams, Lis Anna, CL Bledsoe, Justin Brouckaert, Katie Burgess, Jackson Culpepper, Tyler Dennis, Brenna Dixon, Lauren... More > Eyler, Jody Hobbs Hesler, Christopher Lowe, and William Trent Pancoast. Essays by Deborah Gold and Ian Hoppe. Poetry by Maari Carter, Tobi Cogswell, John Davis, Jr, Michael Diebert, Matt Dennison, Mario Duarte, Brandi George, Hastings Hensel, Donald Illich, Ray McManus, Claire McQuerry, Karla Linn Merrifield, Emily Porter, Colleen Powderly, Esteban Rodriguez, and Anna Lowe Weber.< Less
“A very interesting and enjoyable read.” Dan Gable, Wrestling Olympic Champion, World Champion, NCAA Champion, coached Iowa to nine NCAA team championships, US Olympic Coach
“God... More > often uses the least likely people, like wrestlers, to glorify Himself. The stories are funny - the characters are real.” Kyle Rote, Jr., National Soccer Hall of Fame, Champion of ABC Superstars, motivational speaker
“An incredible history lesson… that God used AIA Wrestling to alter the landscape of the sport. A remarkable book.” Tim Johnson, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Wrestling Broadcaster for Big Ten and ESPN Networks
In His Grip tells the true story of how a group of athletes came together to create a new team with an important mission. This group of athletes would become National Wrestling Team Champions as well as Olympic and USA World Championship team members, but that is not what motivated them.< Less
Kenyada Meadows is a poet in the truest sense of the word. The challenge that he takes on with this collection is certainly what art is about - to elevate to the level of symbol what is ordinary or... More > what are everyday things and happenings. His work embodies immense emotions which radiate from the page with extraordinary imagery and rhythm. In Letter in a Bottle, one feels the quiet, the floating. "Afloat, atop smooth orange seas and glistening in the setting sun. No clouds. No waves. No boats. No breeze. No warmth. No sounds. No birds. No one.” With his rare insight into the world and the human psyche, Kenyada transports us to another place and inspires us to look inside ourselves to discover our own joy and pain.< Less
Whether your needs and goals are of athletic, well being, or medical origins, Remedy Recipes is the book for you! It's an educational and motivational way to a healthy new lifestyle and a new level... More > of fitness. Jump start your metabolism with a tasty remedy today and turn you fat storing machine into a fat burning machine!< Less
When you lose a loved one to murder, the shock is profound. What do you do in the face of unimaginable loss?
This guide is written by someone who has been there. Clementina M. Chéry,... More > President and CEO of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, lost her 15-year-old son, Louis, to murder in 1993. Ever since, she has dedicated her life to peace education and violence prevention. This book was written, she says, because “like your family, my family and I were not prepared to deal with the murder of our child.”
In this workbook you will find support and guidance in the immediate aftermath of a loved one’s violent death. The guide gives you a place to write down details you need to track. It addresses practical issues such as how to plan a funeral and how to organize all the people who come forward to help. It offers advice for navigating the social service, political, and judicial systems, and suggests resources for professional and personal support and healing.< Less
In the typical healthcare setting, the operational logistics of service delivery are left-brain oriented—calculated, analytical, purposeful, and often orchestrated by policies, procedures, and... More > processes that ensure predictable outcomes in quality and safety.
Patients, however, assess the care they receive from a right-brain perspective—intuitive, emotional, and impulsive. Even though they recognize that technical and diagnostic skills are vital, the lasting impressions formed by patients and families revolve around not just the treatment itself, but in how they are treated. That becomes the standard by which they judge the overall healthcare experience.
Service Delivery vs. Service Excellence explores the opposing forces at work during the patient healthcare journey and the measures that can be taken to create caring cultures that result in highly satisfied patients. You too can create outstanding patient experiences.< Less
Chicken Nuggets is a series of short stories about growing up in the rural South during the sixties. Set in Carroll County, Georgia, the stories carry you back to humorous, and strangely true events.... More >
Run from a flock of terroristic chickens in Chicken Nuggets, take a momentary break in Outhouse Blues, look for an unknown creature in the dark of night in Red Eyes At Night, ride some unusual mounts in Horse Tales, or learn the sport of Birding.
You'll enjoy a look back in time from the author's eyes!< Less
In England in 1943, a young woman’s life and trust are forever shattered by a brutal act of violence. Sexually assaulted by Jock, her parents’ lodger and the respected manager at the... More > nearby airfield, twenty-year-old Mary Louise struggles for self-respect and safety in the aftermath of the attack. When she learns she is pregnant, she must find the courage for another battle. She fights to keep the child and raise him alone, as the father refuses to acknowledge, support, or participate in his son’s life in any way.
For thirty years, the aftershocks of that terrifying night continue to shake her world and those of her family, friends, and son. With ordinary lives thrown into chaos, complex human emotions run rampant. In her fierce determination to survive and thrive, Mary Louise will discover just how strong she really is.
Inspired by one girl’s real-life tragedy, An Unplanned Encounter reveals the secrets of a life torn apart by violence and rebuilt by courage and love.< Less
With the resignation of the Vice President imminent, America is in need of a replacement–and President Schumacher knows just the right man for the job. But the political opposition isn't going... More > to let FBI Director Ty Stubblefield become the new VP without a fight. Congressman Richard LeCocq uses his position on the Intelligence Committee to expose Stubblefield's use of the FBI's secret Phantom team. And with his campaign for New York City mayor crumbling under the weight of scandal, LeCocq is in desperate need of cash. When radical jihadists looking for revenge offer to fill LeCocq's campaign coffers in exchange for information on the FBI's elite strike force, LeCocq cannot resist. When members of the Phantom team start showing up dead, it's up to Special Agent D.A. "Duke" Schiffer to hunt down the terrorists. But with Stubblefield in the crosshairs, whether he becomes the new Vice President or the next victim depends on whether Agent Schiffer can uncover the plot and stop the killers in time.< Less
Easter is the story of Jesus Christ of Nazareth's last week on earth. This Passion Week, as it is called, recounts Jesus coming into Jerusalem on Monday with the praise of the people and dying on... More > Friday with the insults of the people. Early on Sunday morning, however, Jesus came out of the tomb where His body had been placed, and He revealed Himself over the next 40 days to literally hundreds of people. Not everyone who saw Him believed, but those who were chosen to believe did. And they went out into the world and spread the good news of salvation. That message has spread for almost 2000 years now, and for Christians it is the most important news ever reported. Those who believe the story from the eyewitness accounts and who submit to Jesus Christ as Lord have eternal life promised to them by God. The God who became flesh, who lived our lives and died our deaths, has guaranteed us eternal life through faith in this Christ.< Less
A story of total redemption. Gangs, drugs, gun battles that left me with five bullet wounds, two in the head and left for dead. Through several prison terms God has had his hand on me. He protected... More > me for such a time as this. To give hope to those struggling with living a life hustling in the streets. It is because of the saving power of Jesus that my life has changed. 1 Corithians 15:10 by the grace of God I Am What I Am.< Less
Have you ever noticed that the bible uses three primary phrases or words when referring to the believer’s redemption? Saved (Salvation), Born Again, and Filled with the Holy Ghost (Spirit).... More > Obviously all three are directly related to our submitted lives to Jesus Christ. In many respects they are one in the same. But, are they one in the same or simply just a play on words without spiritual significance. Well, I think not. Nothing in the Holy word of God is without significance; absolutely nothing. I invite you to ask yourself these questions. Am I saved? Am I born-again? Am I filled with the Holy Ghost (Spirit)? These are a few logical questions. How do I know which or if all three apply to me? Are they all the same? Is there a biblical or scriptural difference? If there is a biblical difference, where am I? This literary piece will help you discover where you are in the process and push you to the fullness of your Salvation.< Less
This memoir is a reminder that better days are ahead if you make the right decisions.
For Annie Ezell, making the right decisions only came through patience, prayer, and learning from her... More > experiences. Life events from a young child into adulthood has conditioned her to help guide others through difficult decisions. Her wisdom comes from spiritual guidance and obedience to her calling to encourage others to not give up when they are faced with a difficult situation.
~Her appearance doesn’t tell the story: Open the cover to discover the truth about her life~< Less
Told through the eyes of a goofy, fun-loving pit bull named Lance, Lead With Your Heart is the story of how one dog overcomes prejudice and fear to find his forever home. Lance's adventures involve... More > everything from obedience training and spaghetti sauce to visits to the principal's office. But no matter what the challenge, Lance always leads with his heart. Kids and adults alike will chuckle over his struggle to understand vacuum cleaners, cell phones and shoes, and cheer as he learns to overcome his enemy's fear. Lead With the Heart is a story for all ages that will leave everyone smiling.< Less
El sol también partió relata la vida de unos personajes que tienen que luchar a pecho abierto con los avatares y la miseria de las sociedades que los vieron crecer. El destino, como una... More > línea trazada, marca el camino de dos jóvenes que tienen que huir de su tierra para escapar de la infamia del racismo y la barbarie. A medio de camino, cuando ya creen que todos los obstáculos han sido salvados y que la vida les sonreirá junto a los vástagos y a los amigos, nuevamente el azar juega sus cartas y de nuevo tienen que enfrentarse a las aves oscuras del odio y la perversión. Con bien cuidada prosa y en un estilo reposado, Francisco Sandoval logra introducir al lector en un ambiente sórdido, lleno de paisajes y colores fuertes, vivos. El sol también partió es una historia donde lo real y lo fictivo se unen y cobran vida para hablarnos del Caribe, esas tierras donde la gente lucha de sol a sol por la luz, por la paz y el amor. Una historia de la cual ningún lector saldrá ileso.< Less
Insider's guide through the divorce and custody process as told by a prominent family law attorney practicing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This book is intended not as a replacement for an attorney or... More > good legal advice, but instead serves to help readers work with their attorney and understand the rules (including the "unwritten rules") and procedures when navigating a complicated divorce or custody case.
This book is written without the legalese and intimidating language that is present in many books of this type. The goal is to give readers the knowledge they need to successfully make it through the legal system with minimal stress and confusion. Knowledge is power!< Less
Boom contains some of the most provocative economic solutions you'll ever read. You'll be intrigued as the seemingly intractable problems we struggle with today melt with simplicity. Scott A. Smith... More > sidesteps the polarizing chaos of partisan politics, revealing how we can: balance the budget, without taxing income or cutting spending, painlessly pay off our national debt in seven years, supercharge our economy by unleashing our nation's latent wealth, and reduce the cost of finance and improve access to capital with Banking 2.0. All this can be done with a few tweaks to our existing system, ushering in a new era of wealth and prosperity.< Less
Baptists in New Zealand have built few lasting denominational institutions. In keeping with a congregational emphasis, the focus has been on the local church. The Missionary Society, born out of the... More > recognition that some tasks are better done together, is an obvious exception. Another is Carey Baptist College. From nondescript beginnings, the college has become a broad-based theological provider in the first rank of New Zealand institutions. This volume unfolds the story of this crucial Baptist venture. The deeper narrative is of relationships, innovation and commitment. It is a story worth telling.< Less