Category : Literary Collections
Editor : Sarabande Books
ISBN : 1889330590
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Presents essays by a variety of authors on their mentors along with original works of poetry, prose, and fiction by the mentors.

Category : Literary Criticism
Editor : Sarabande Books
ISBN : 9781936747412
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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An “entertaining collection of tributes and insights” from Jay McInerney and other novelists and poets about the writers who inspired them (Booklist). In this “significant contribution to our understanding of how an older generation of writers . . . affected its students”, an assembly of diverse and distinguished talents explore the relevance of their mentors. Together, in this unique anthology of illuminating essays and poetry, they give a unique sense of the forces that shape, encourage, and nurture a writer’s craft and vision (Publishers Weekly). For Jay McInerney, national bestselling author of Bright Lights, Big City, “falling under the spell” of Raymond Carver’s fiction was a “transforming experience”; Dana Gioia, recipient of the American Book Award, shares the thrill of having Pulitzer Prize-winner Elizabeth Bishop teach—in her own unique way—a class in writing at Harvard. Here too is Tess Gallagher’s ode in verse to Theodore Roethke; Elizabeth Graver analyzing her relationship with Pulitzer Prize-winning Annie Dillard; Erin McGraw on novelist John L’Heureux; David Wojahn’s exalting memoir of James L. White, and more. Delivering new and rich definitions of mentor and protégé, Passing the Word is “a fine collection that honors writing teachers and showcases the talents of the next generation” (Library Journal).

Category : Self-Help
Editor : Denita Turner
ISBN : 0578213877
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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When crafted beautifully and used wisely, words can heal, build, break barriers or even break hearts. DeNita Turner and Pastor John Jenkins' formidable, powerful treatment of the 12 words they explore in this book is anything but drab. Their fresh perspective will change the way you think about these words for the rest of your life.

Category : History
Editor : Little, Brown
ISBN : 9780316492911
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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This compelling “important and timely” (Drew Faust, Harvard Magazine) #1 New York Times bestseller examines the legacy of slavery in America—and how both history and memory continue to shape our everyday lives. Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—those that are honest about the past and those that are not—that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation's collective history, and ourselves. It is the story of the Monticello Plantation in Virginia, the estate where Thomas Jefferson wrote letters espousing the urgent need for liberty while enslaving more than four hundred people. It is the story of the Whitney Plantation, one of the only former plantations devoted to preserving the experience of the enslaved people whose lives and work sustained it. It is the story of Angola, a former plantation-turned-maximum-security prison in Louisiana that is filled with Black men who work across the 18,000-acre land for virtually no pay. And it is the story of Blandford Cemetery, the final resting place of tens of thousands of Confederate soldiers. A deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country's most essential stories are hidden in plain view—whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods like downtown Manhattan, where the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women, and children has been deeply imprinted. Informed by scholarship and brought to life by the story of people living today, Smith's debut work of nonfiction is a landmark of reflection and insight that offers a new understanding of the hopeful role that memory and history can play in making sense of our country and how it has come to be. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Winner of the Stowe Prize Winner of 2022 Hillman Prize for Book Journalism A New York Times 10 Best Books of 2021

Category : Religion
Editor : BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN : 9783752860719
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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"SPREADING THE WORD - Steps to Faith" is a multi-lingual basic course in Christian faith which is mainly used in working with immigrants and refugees. In ten lessons it explains the fundamental principles of Christian faith in a simple, understandable and demonstrative manner. Since 2014 the course has been systematically further developed and optimized, particularly for use in catechesis among Persians. The course is currently being used in diverse cultures and many countries. Though the headings and bible verses provide a basic preset structure, the course remains flexible in that it can be presented in different ways, depending on the situation and cultural requirements of the diverse target groups, including both individuals and groups. "SPREADING THE WORD - Steps to Faith" offers suggestions, inspiration and a creative way to pass on the Good News. For the course participants a booklet and an e-book are available in the following languages: Farsi / Persian, Turkish, Arabic, Russian, English and German. Also, the free app WEITERSAGEN 2017 is available in all six languages. This is Volume 5 - the participants booklet in English.

Category : Education
Editor : Greenwood
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110421299
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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In Spreading the Word, linguist John McWhorter proves that nonstandard dialects are not bastardizations of Standard English, but alternate variations upon the basic plan of English, of which the Standard is but one.

Category : Literary Criticism
Editor : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN : 0198246501
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Provides a comprehensive introduction to the major philosophical theories attempting to explain the workings of language

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ISBN : BL:A0021806081
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Category : Religion
Editor : Messenger Publications
ISBN : 9781788125055
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 350
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‘Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away’ (Luke 21:33) At the weekday Eucharist we read from sections of all four gospels in the course of the liturgical year. The reflections in this book are based predominantly on the gospel readings for the weekdays of the coming liturgical year, 2021/22, with occasional references to the first reading. They follow the sequence of the weeks of the calendar year, beginning on the 29th November, Monday of the first week of Advent. In the course of the liturgical year, the gospel readings present us with a significant selection of the words and deeds of Jesus from all four gospels. In and through these gospel readings we encounter the living word of the risen Lord to his church. There is rich fare here to nourish our faith life and to help us to grow in our knowledge and love of the Lord. These short reflections attempt to listen to the Scripture passages on their own terms, while showing how they can continue to speak to our church and our world today. Many people feel drawn to basing their prayer on the Scriptures, in particular the gospels. It is hoped that these reflections will serve as a help to prayer for people of faith. They may also be of service to priests who seek to offer a short reflection on the gospel reading of the day to their parishioners. In parishes where, from time to time, there is a Liturgy of the Word in place of Mass, the Minister of the Word might read the corresponding reflection after the gospel reading. On most week days, the same readings are proclaimed in the church throughout the world in the setting of the Eucharist. To read and reflect upon the readings for the weekdays of the liturgical year is to go on a spiritual journey with the universal church.

Category : Religion
Editor : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN : 9781496452634
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 400
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If you were to pick one word for the year, what would it be? Invite . . . Abide . . . Balance . . . Simplify . . . ? Every January, many of us proclaim our word for the year, choosing something inspiring that will help us set our intention for the coming months. But what would happen if rather than choosing one word for an entire year (because let's face it, some of us forget by March), we focused on one good word each dayone thought-provoking, spiritually relevant, and encouraging word that reveals the many lovely and delightful truths of who Jesus is in our lives? One Good Word a Day, by the creators of the online community, The Ruth Experience, offers simple, but deeply spiritual meditations that will help readers linger on one word each day so they can identify and reflect on how Jesus as the Word influences their daily lives. Jesus is more than one word. He offers us abundance, hope, peace, kindness, courage, mercy, and so much more. One Good Word a Day reminds readers that in Christ, we find all we need to live encouraged and uplifted every day.