Category : Religion
Editor : Schocken
ISBN : 9780307560421
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A Holocaust survivor's surprising and thought-provoking study of forgiveness, justice, compassion, and human responsibility, featuring contributions from the Dalai Lama, Harry Wu, Cynthia Ozick, Primo Levi, and more. While imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Simon Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying member of the SS. Haunted by the crimes in which he had participated, the soldier wanted to confess to--and obtain absolution from--a Jew. Faced with the choice between compassion and justice, silence and truth, Wiesenthal said nothing. But even years after the way had ended, he wondered: Had he done the right thing? What would you have done in his place? In this important book, fifty-three distinguished men and women respond to Wiesenthal's questions. They are theologians, political leaders, writers, jurists, psychiatrists, human rights activists, Holocaust survivors, and victims of attempted genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia, China and 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.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9780743287029
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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After her fiancé calls off their marriage a week before the wedding. heartbroken Christine Hollister reluctantly agrees to accompany her friend Jessica to Peru to do volunteer work in an orphanage, where she meets American doctor Paul Cook. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

Category : Study Aids
Editor : QuickRead.com
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Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Do you want more free books like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Come along on a Holocaust survivor’s quest to answer the questions surrounding the forgiveness of a Nazi soldier. Imagine that while experiencing the atrocities of living in a concentration camp, you become confronted with a dying Nazi soldier’s request for forgiveness. Could you forgive a person who played a role in the systematic killing of millions of innocent people? While holding his hand and listening to confessions of the crimes against your own people, many others outside are suffering from starvation, working to death, and being led into gas chambers. Simon Wiesenthal experienced such a scenario during his time at a concentration camp in German-occupied Poland, and he has since been plagued with the question: to forgive or not to forgive? Of course, he has lived with the decision that he made at that moment, but his experience has inspired him to seek answers from others. By speaking with more than 50 people from different walks of life, ranging from religious leaders to fellow genocide survivors, Wiesenthal seeks to answer if he made the right decision. As you read, learn about a dying Nazi’s search for repentance, how Wiesenthal reacts when face-to-face with a murderer, and lastly, why practicers of Judaism believe murderers cannot be forgiven.

Category : Gardening
Editor : William Morrow
ISBN : 0062702122
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 112
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From Van Gogh's vibrant masterpiece to its ubiquitous presence in American crafts, from sunflower oil to sunflower seeds to The Sunflower State (Kansas), the friendly sunflower is firmly planted as an intrinsic part of our culture and our daily lives. With its sunny disposition, bright colors, and surprising versatility, it is without a doubt one of the most popular flowers around. A comprehensive guide to this remarkable flower, The Ultimate Sunflower Book features descriptions of the different species, diagrams of planting schemes, tips on growing giant sunflowers, and step-by-step instructions for creating beautiful arrangements. It also teaches readers how to dry and prepare the flowers for use in cooking and crafts and includes numerous recipes and a host of fun projects. With its gorgeous photographs, eye-catching design, and hardy jacketed paper-over-board format, The Ultimate Sunflower Book is one reference that gardeners, craft enthusiasts, flower arrangers, cooks, and all fans of the sunflower will enjoy leafing through again and again.

Category : Poetry
Editor : Xlibris Corporation
ISBN : 9781543435689
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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This is a fictional rhyming story written for children about a conversation between a sad sunflower and the sun during which the sunflower recognizes and comes to appreciate its own uniqueness and value. As the story begins, the sunflower has a negative attitude about who it is and its purpose in life. The sun patiently turns each of the sunflowers negative assessments of itself into positive attributes. As the story ends, the sun succeeds in showing the sunflower the importance of its existence. Children reading this story will see themselves in a new positive light and gain more appreciation of their own individuality and self-worth. This is a delightful tale for parents to read to their young children and could open a heartfelt dialogue between parent and child.

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Harper Collins
ISBN : 0688164137
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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First there is a sunflower. Seasons pass ... and soon there is a patch of sunflowers. Budding young gardeners will discover that what makes this happen is not magic - but is most definitely magical.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Andersen Press USA
ISBN : 9781467744355
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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In a land filled with fire and smoke and endless fighting, where knights fight dragons, there lives a little knight who wants to be big like the others, and fight like the others, and have a sword like the others. But his mother won’t let him. Instead of a sword, she gives him a sunflower, which, as it turns out, can be mightier than a sword.

Category : Self-Help
Editor : Inspiring Voices
ISBN : 9781462402779
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 122
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In The Sunflower Principle: Life Lessons from a Simple Flower, author Donna Austin chronicles the role sunflowers played in her recovery from the ashes of divorce. Sunflowers were a favorite flower of her daughter, but it wasnt until she faced the agony of divorce and an empty nest that she realized they symbolized hope and love for her. From these big, bold, beautiful sunflowers and during time spent in her garden, she learned many valuable lessons about how to withstand the storms of life, lift up her head, and stand tall again. She has presented the lessons she learned from tending to the sunflowers in the form of seeds of wisdom in The Sunflower Principle. Through these lessons, she offers a simple guide for living, with all peopleregardless of race, religion, or national origin. In order to become a sunflower, it is necessary to sow some seeds ourselvesseeds of compassion, love, peace, and understanding. The result of sowing these four tiny seeds make a difference in our lives, and become the catalyst for change in our world.

Category : Fiction
Editor : LifeRich Publishing
ISBN : 9781489719829
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Now that summer is finally here, Sammy and his friends are ready to have some fun. And what better way to have fun but splashing in the pool. But before Sammy can go swim, he learns a little lesson in patience and preparation. He even gets a bonus—a special treat from his mom.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : AuthorHouse
ISBN : 9781504916455
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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This book follows the life cycle of a sunflower plant as seen through the eyes of one of the seeds. It incorporates the seasons, life cycles, rural farm life, nature, and the close bonds of family. It is set on a farm and introduces vocabulary to children such as mulch, compost, heirloom seeds, as well as different types of birds, butterflies, and insects.