Life Interrupted

Navigating the Unexpected

Author: Priscilla Shirer

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433670453

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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From telemarketers to traffic jams to twenty-item shoppers in the ten-item line, our lives are full of interruptions. They're often aggravating, sometimes infuriating, and can make us want to tell people what we really think about them. But they also tell us something quite important about ourselves. The prophet Jonah's life was interrupted by a clear call of God that made him mad enough and scared enough to run in the completely opposite direction. Yet it wasn't really an interruption. It was an opportunity for Jonah to be involved in something the likes of which the Old Testament world had never seen: national revival in a Gentile country. What if Jonah had seen God's interruption for what it truly was—a divine intervention that held more adventure and possibility than any other thing he could have been doing at the time? What could have felt any better than being directly in the center of God's will? Yet we play it that same way—always running from major pains and minor problems that just don't seem to suit us at the time. Who knows what we're missing by being so interruption avoidant? In this very personal account of opportunities lost and lessons learned, popular conference speaker and author Priscilla Shirer shows how to embrace the amazing freedom and fulfillment that comes from going with God, even when He's going against your grain. .

Life Interrupted

Trafficking into Forced Labor in the United States

Author: Denise Brennan

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822376911

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 1068

DIVLife Interrupted introduces us to survivors of human trafficking who are struggling to get by and make homes for themselves in the United States. Having spent nearly a decade following the lives of formerly trafficked men and women, Denise Brennan recounts in close detail their flight from their abusers and their courageous efforts to rebuild their lives. At once scholarly and accessible, her book links these firsthand accounts to global economic inequities and under-regulated and unprotected workplaces that routinely exploit migrant laborers in the United States. Brennan contends that today's punitive immigration policies undermine efforts to fight trafficking. While many believe trafficking happens only in the sex trade, Brennan shows that across low-wage labor sectors—in fields, in factories, and on construction sites—widespread exploitation can lead to and conceal forced labor. Life Interrupted is a riveting account of life in and after trafficking and a forceful call for meaningful immigration and labor reform. All royalties from this book will be donated to the nonprofit Survivor Leadership Training Fund administered through the Freedom Network.

A Lucky Life Interrupted

A Memoir of Hope

Author: Tom Brokaw

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0812982088

Category: Multiple myeloma

Page: 240

View: 6109

"Tom Brokaw had led a lucky life--marrying his childhood sweetheart (they have been married for 51 years), rising to fame in the journalism world on the Today Show and as the NBC Nightly News anchor for 22 years, publishing the world-renowned book The Greatest Generation--when suddenly he took two inexplicable falls. Nagging back pain led him to the doctors at Mayo, who had shocking news- he had multiple myeloma, the treatable but incurable blood cancer. Brokaw leads the readers through his decision to keep a journal of experiences, during a year of denial, acceptance, struggle, and his courageous battle to get the cancer under control and to go on with his life, even as he reflects on the things he thought about, during a year in a life interrupted- news stories of special significance to him, lessons learned about family and friendship, a man coming to terms with aging and his own mortality. Written in Brokaw's natural, warm voice, this candid, intimate book is a memoir of understanding and empowerment, of the importance of a patient taking charge of his or her condition, of understanding aging, the importance of family and relationships, the role of caretakers and coordinated care, of gratitude for a good life."

Life Interrupted

The Scoop on Being a Young Mom

Author: Tricia Goyer

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310873051

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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One day you’re a typical student. You’re working part-time at McDonald’s to pay for your clothes and car. The next day, you’re a mother-to-be. You’re confused and scared. Emotional and standoffish. You feel like a kid, but now with a huge responsibility.How could your life change so fast? Your youth wasn’t supposed to be packed with worries and obligations, Lamaze classes and daycare choices—and you’ve still got work and school to deal with. Whatever happened to fun, friendships, and dating? You’d do anything for your baby—but what about you? What about your needs?Sharing stories from her own experience as a teenage mom and from other young mothers, Tricia Goyer shows you what to do about meeting nine basic needs that all young moms have. Needs such as the need to be appreciated, the need to know your life is not at a dead end, and the need to be loved. In Life Interrupted, you’ll meet lots of young moms just like you. You’ll also meet God, who cares about you very much.

Life Interrupted

It's Not All About Me

Author: Chris M. Tatevosian

Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc

ISBN: 9781606045633

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

View: 2913

Life Interrupted: It's Not all about Me, is a candid and humble memoir about one young man's diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and how his 'poor-me' attitude cost him his marriage. Chris hopes others might learn from his mistakes to communicate more effectively and not allow disability and low self-worth to destroy relationships. Chris also writes about his faith in God, and his new wife, Jane, who he married in April of 2007.

Life Interrupted!

Author: Edrina Victoria Gibson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147712733X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 84

View: 1073

My book is about a very traumatic event in my life. It is very emotional and it will encourage and inspiring my readers, that they can survive any obstacle that comes there way. Through, determination and faith.

Life Interrupted

The Unfinished Monologue

Author: Spalding Gray

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307337790

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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As the first decade of the new century was getting underway, Spalding Gray worried that the joy he’d finally found with his wife, stepdaughter, and two sons would fail to fuel his work as a theatrical monologist the way anxiety, conflict, doubt, and various crises once had. Before he got the chance to find out, however, an automobile accident in Ireland left him with the lasting wounds of body and spirit that ultimately led him to take his own life. But as his dear friend novelist Francine Prose notes in this volume’s foreword, “Even when his depression became so severe that he was barely able to hold a simple conversation, he was, miraculously, able to perform.” As was always his method, Gray began to fashion a new monologue in various workshop settings that would tell the story of the accident and its aftermath. Originally titled Black Spot—for what the locals called the section of highway where Gray’s accident occurred—it began as a series of workshops at P.S. 122 in New York City and eventually became Life Interrupted.Gray died in early 2004, and though never completed, Life Interrupted is rich with brave self-revelation, masterfully acute observations of wonderfully peculiar people, penetrating wit and genuine humor, an irresolvable fascination with life and death, and all the other attributes of Gray’s singular and unmistakable voice. In the final performance of Life Interrupted, Gray read two additional pieces: a short story about a day he spent with his son Theo at the carousel in Central Park and a brief, poignant love letter to New York City that he wrote after the terrorist attacks in 2001. This volume includes these pieces as well as many of the eulogies that were delivered by his friends and family at memorial services held at Lincoln Center and in Sag Harbor. [If you had to reduce all of Spalding’s work to its essence, its core, if you wanted to locate the subject to which, no matter what else he talked about, he kept returning, I suppose you could say that his work was a profoundly metaphysical inquiry into how we manage to live despite the knowledge that we are someday going to die. . . . If there is a consolation, it’s what he left behind: the children whom he so loved and, of course, his work. Reading the unfinished pieces in this volume . . . we hear his voice again and feel the happiness we felt when he sat on stage behind his wooden desk, took a sip from his water glass, transformed the raw material of his life into art, and the crowd applauded each brilliant, beautiful sentence.] —Francine Prose, from the Foreword Also available as an eBook From the Hardcover edition.

Interrupted Life

Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Author: Rickie Solinger

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520252497

Category: History

Page: 458

View: 4286

"Striking, original, and stimulating. Even readers with extensive familiarity of the literature regarding women in prison will learn something new."--Mona Danner, Ph.D. Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice

A Life Interrupted

Living with Brain Injury

Author: Louise Mathewson

Publisher: Pearlsong Press

ISBN: 159719056X

Category: Poetry

Page: 124

View: 2794

A collection of poems chronicling the author's recovery from a brain damaging car accident, with a list of journaling therapy writing prompts and other resources she found helpful in transcending trauma. "Shattering, haunting, humbling and ultimately triumphant, this poetic memoir takes us deep into a damaged brain and the courageous crawl back to a reclaimed life," says Kathleen Adams, LPC, director of the Center for Journal Therapy & Therapeutic Writing Institute. "Language, once lost, returns to shimmer on the page, each poem and altar to the angel's promise that in trauma there is transformation. This collection will surely provide hope, identification, and voice for those who struggle with TBI, and those who love and serve them. It is a brilliant and urgently needed addition to the literature in therapeutic writing."

Nicole Brown Simpson

the private diary of a life interrupted

Author: Faye D. Resnick,Brian E. Walker,Mike Walker

Publisher: Newstar Pr

ISBN: 9780787103392

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 6272

An intimate account of Nicole Brown Simpson's marriage, her husband's abuse, and events leading up to her death, as told by her best friend

A Life Interrupted - the Story of My Battle with Bullying and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Author: Sumi Mukherjee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940022451

Category: Bullying

Page: 108

View: 716

This is a unique story focusing on long term impact of bullying on the human psyche. The book also demonstrates how to overcome the impact of bullying and obsessive compulsive disorder. This book gives readers an insider's view of the devastating impact OCD and bullying can have on a person's life. Many people will be able to relate to this book. By Renae M. Reinardy, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, Founder of Lakeside Center for Behavioral Change (Minnetonka, MN and Fargo, ND) This book would be appropriate for anyone afflicted with OCD or bullying or depression/anxiety/PTSD. Its experiential value and flavor grounds the reader in the milieu of a cruel combination of bullying, anxiety OCD, depression. By Gail Anderson, MA, LP, Professional Psychologist, MN This book would be of value to school counselors as well as the general public. By Joan Neehall, Ph.D, Registered Psychologist in private practice in Edmonton, Alberta, and a fellow of the American Board of Forensic Examiners.

Life Interrupted

In the Aftermath of My Son's Murder

Author: Karen Lynne Duffie

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 142691895X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

View: 9893

I have learned a few lessons since Kourt's death. One, death is not negotiable. Once someone has entered the realm of death, they totally cross over, they are gone. That lesson has been the most difficult for me to accept. For the first time, I was unable to help Kourtney with a problem. There was no phone call I could make nothing I could do for him. I felt like I had failed him. I was not there to protect him. On the morning of June 11, 2007, death took on a whole new meaning for Karen Lynne Duffie, a Michigan mother of three. That's the morning her twenty-two-year-old son, Kourtney, was murdered. In this memoir, Duffie provides a personal look into her day-to-day struggles, thoughts, and activities after her first-born son's death. Through journal entries, Duffie tells her emotional and heart-wrenching story of loss, grief, and recovery. A raw and captivating narrative, Life Interrupted reveals this mother's innermost thoughts and feelings. By sharing this memoir, Duffie provides grief support to others facing the murder of a child. The story serves as a beacon of enlightenment, inspiration, and hope for the future.

Life Interrupted

Break the Silence and Heal the Core Within You

Author: Luann Durand

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986847179


Page: 146

View: 7510

This book was forged from the personal (and painful) experiences that have shaped me into the woman I am today. I have always had a strong intuition and spiritual sense, which in the darkest of times, has given me the resilience to face most adversities. Finding the strength to show vulnerability and bringing shame to the surface was extremely difficult yet vital to my healing. By owning my story and loving myself throughout the process has given me an unshakable strength, empathy, and passion for helping others. I hope that sharing my story can help other women through their struggles and to find the strength and courage to love themselves through life's interruptions." -Luann Durand

A Life Interrupted

Author: Michael P. Langelaan

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412007674

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 5005

Michael Langelaan's first book, "A Life Interrupted" explores the sometimes-stormy relationship between parents and their children. It is the story of Alex Fray, a troubled man who had been given up at birth by his biological parents. It would be an understatement to say that there were challenges during Alex's early years, which include two sets of adoptive parents, encounters with the law, experimentation with drugs, and poor school grades; however, the author cleverly utilizes the character's foibles and inadequacies to form the basis for a compelling tale of courage and determination. Alex is faced with emotional and physical obstacles in his quest to find the love and acceptance he so desperately seeks, but his journey eventually leads him home, culminating in a bizarre twist of fate that reveals his true identity. "A Life Interrupted" underscores the impact that parents' words and behaviour have on their children's lives, and demonstrates how some parental decisions can lead to dire consequences. Please visit for more information.

Jonah Leader Kit

Navigating a Life Interrupted

Author: Priscilla Shirer

Publisher: Lifeway Church Resources

ISBN: 9781415870303

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 3591

Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted - DVD Leader Kit by Priscilla Shirer helps a leader facilitate this women's Bible study experience and contains all that is needed to conduct the small group time. What do we do when God interrupts our lives? Many times, like Jonah, we run! In this 7-session Bible study, Priscilla redefines interruption and shows that interruption is actually God's invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was revival in an entire city.Leader Kit Includes: * Two DVDs * One Member Book with leader helps


A Life Interrupted

Author: John O'Donoghue

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848542151

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 2944

‘When my father died, I stayed off school to look after my mother. I was fourteen and was as incapable of looking after her as she was at looking after me. She took to wandering the roads and was soon taken into hospital. The social worker asked me if I wanted to be fostered and I said yes. Two years later, in 1975, I was admitted to a psychiatric hospital. That was the beginning of it all: medication, ECT, the locked ward. I’ve been sectioned five times, in and out of asylums, homeless hostels, squats and on the streets. I nearly hit the end of the road. But then, almost overnight, my life turned round. Sectioned is my story.’ John O’Donoghue

Life Interrupted

Author: Kristen Kehoe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781536885606


Page: 286

View: 2983

Rachel Reynolds isn't running from her past, but she wouldn't mind if it stopped chasing her, either. A senior in high school getting ready to graduate, Rachel is trying to look ahead toward her future, while forgetting the one night two years ago that set events in motion which altered the course of her entire life. Part of the future she's looking for includes falling out of love with her best friend, an act she seems incapable of, especially when it appears he might just love her, too. As Rachel tries to find her footing in a relationship that has baggage before it starts, a nightmare from her past reappears, upsetting the tenuous balance of Rachel's life and threatening the one person she loves most. (Mature Young Adult)

The Hidden Brain

How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives

Author: Shankar Vedantam

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 9781588369390

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 2017

The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.

Life Interrupted

Taking Charge After Everything Has Changed

Author: Michael Parise

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998095608

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 1032

If you have given selflessly to others most of your life and are now ready to prioritize your own life, this is the book for you. Match who you are in your soul with what you really want to do, have a new understanding of the steps to take to a new life, and find freedom in a personal spirituality that connects you to a reality-driven life.