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53 distinguished men & women respond to Wiesenthal's questions. They are theologians, political leaders, writers, jurists, psychiatrists, human rights activists, Holocaust survivors & victims of attempted genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia, China & Tibet. Their responses, as varied as their experiences of the world, remind us that Wiesenthal's questions are not limited to events of the past. (NC Cardinal)
"Saffron Cross" is the intriguing love story of Dana, a Baptist minister, and Fred, a devout Hindu and former monk. The two meet on eHarmony and begin a sometimes daunting but ultimately inspiring journey of interfaith relationship and marriage. (Ashe)
This internationally renowned author proposes seven biological responses of the human nervous system that correspond to levels of divine experience. With insight into the human longing for connection with a higher being, this book speaks profoundly to readers of every faith. (Ashe, Wilkes)
Thousands of years prove it, and Western science backs it: Meditation sharpens focus. Meditation lowers blood pressure, relieves chronic pain, reduces stress. Meditation helps us experience greater calm. Meditation connects us to our inner-most feelings and challenges our habits of self-judgment. Meditation helps protect the brain against aging and improves our capacity for learning new things. (Ashe)
eaders will learn the ins and outs of these distinctively American places of spiritual meaning and purpose. Readers will discover everything from a traditional walking pilgrimage to a small adobe chapel in Chimayo, New Mexico. This unique guide explores where, how, and why Americans set out to find the holy in the spiritual landscape that is their own backyard. (Ashe)
50 essential books on New York City History, favorites chosen by the Bowery Boys and their listeners
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Humanity has developed technology that allows them to portal between many habitable worlds except for those are deemed “the handicapped”. Jarra, a handicapped 18-year old student with a passion for history, creates a false identity for herself and enrolls in a college course for students from other planets in an attempt to get revenge for the way the handicapped are looked down upon.
Alyssa, a girl already struggling with life in general, is pulled into something dark and mysterious. She follows in the footsteps of her ancestor, Alice, and goes down the rabbit hole to right the wrongs that Alice caused to cure her family of their "curse". Instead of finding Lewis Carroll's Beautiful wonderland she finds a dark and twisted version with monstrous creatures that aren't as nice.
The year is 1986 when Eleanor arrives in town to live with her family and abusive step-father. Park's life, on the other hand, is going steady. He's got a spot in the popular crowd and he's about to get his driver's license. But when the two meet on the bus, things change drastically. Even though they both know high high school romances never last, they're going to try everything they've got to make it work.
Joel is student at Armedius Academy, a prestigious school where Rithmatists and wealthy children go to learn. When a string of kidnappings begin to occur Joel must gain assistance from the Rithmatists at at Armedius Academy in order to bring order back to the academy.
Almost everyone has been killed off by the 4th Wave, and now, Cassie one of the few survivors living now during the 5th wave, roams the country while trying to stay alive to find her brother – that is, if he's still alive. When she's taken in by a boy named Evan, she realizes that he's different. He's not like her, but he's all she's got. Cassie has to overcome her doubts if she wishes to survive the 5th wave.
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Fat isn't the problem. Dieting is the problem. A society that rejects anyone whose body shape or size doesn’t match an impossible ideal is the problem. A well-researched, healthy-living manual that debunks the weight myths and translates the latest science into practical advice to help readers forever end their battle with weight. (NC Cardinal)
Since 1954, Twenty-Four Hours a Day has become a stable force in the recovery of many alcoholics throughout the world. A spiritual resource with practical applications to fit our daily lives. "For yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision" is part of the Sanskrit proverb quoted at the beginning of the book which has become one of the basic building blocks for a life of sobriety. (NC Cardinal)
For readers looking to lose weight, get healthy, or simply break free from a "spin-cycle" lifestyle, this book is exactly the catalyst they need to make the change. Jones serves as both astute coach and caring friend as she walks readers through 30 days of changes, to show them how to live a happier and more balanced life, day by opportunity-filled day. (NC Cardinal)
Imagine an exercise that works every major and minor muscle group, burns 600 calories an hour, builds balance and flexibility, requires no investment beyond $25 to $35, and makes you feel exuberant, delightful, sassy, and sexy. And is so much more like play than work that you want to keep doing it. (Ashe)
The Truth about Beauty is a revolutionary guide to transforming your shape, looks, and life without drugs, deprivation, sweat, or surgery. Renowned holistic beauty expert and health advocate Introducing pro-beauty lifestyle upgrades that will help readers shed the toxic mindsets and popular regimens that sabotage our bodies, and recreate ourselves from the inside-out with stunning physical rewards. (NC Cardinal)
September 22 marks the start of Banned Book Week, and ties in perfectly with the NEA's Big Read pick of Fahrenheit 451. These books theorize what happens when books become dangerous.
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One of the NEA's Big Read picks, it is the definitive book about how dangerous reading and ideas can be. And how vital it is.
Has there ever been a more nefarious book than Tom Riddle's diary? And while I don't support banning books, I will make an exception for that horcrux.
The childhood classic, Ende's novel has his protagonist escaping into the book he's reading. Yet the escape from his real life troubles causes complications, as he forgets to lose parts of himself.
David finds himself transported into a land of fairy tales, and begins a quest to find the king and use his "Book of Lost Things" to get back home. But, like most fairy tales, the world is a dangerous place for children.
"My dear and unfortunate successor..." In a novel about mysterious books and Vlad the Impaler, you wouldn't want to stumble upon these words. But as our narrator soon discovers, books hold power.
"Let's be naughty and save Santa the trip." — Gary Allan
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"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live." — George Carlin
“There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.” — Bob Phillips
"The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other." — Johnny Carson
"What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day." — Phyllis Diller
"I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included."
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Part green-lifestyle guide, part popular science, How Bad Are Bananas? is the first book to provide the information we need to make carbon-savvy purchases and informed lifestyle choices and to build carbon considerations into our everyday thinking. (NC Cardinal)
The most dangerous pollution has always come from commonplace items in our homes and workplaces. Smith and Lourie ingested and inhaled a host of things that surround all of us all the time. This book exposes the extent to which we are poisoned every day of our lives. (Ashe)
Nature-deficit disorder describes the human costs of alienation from nature. This alienation damages children and shapes adults, families, and communities. There are solutions, though, and they're right in our own backyards. This book presents cutting-edge research showing that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development—physical, emotional, and spiritual. (Wilkes, Watauga)
Eco-friendliness has grown into a way of life across the country. Eco-Friendly Families is the perfect guide to raising a family with “green” values, whether they’re celebrating their first Earth Day or are old hands at recycling, eating organic, and carrying a cloth bag to the supermarket. Parents and children can all live by eco-example by following the tips in this book. (NC Cardinal)
After forming an intense bond with Natasha, a wolf cub she raised as part of her undergraduate research, Renée Askins was inspired to found the Wolf Fund. As head of this grassroots organization, she made it her goal to restore wolves to Yellowstone National Park, where they had been eradicated by man over seventy years before. (NC Cardinal)