The Drowned and the Saved

Author: Primo Levi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501167634

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 6078

In his final book before his death, Primo Levi returns once more to his time at Auschwitz in a moving meditation on memory, resiliency, and the struggle to comprehend unimaginable tragedy. Drawing on history, philosophy, and his own personal experiences, Levi asks if we have already begun to forget about the Holocaust. His last book before his death, Levi returns to the subject that would define his reputation as a writer and a witness. Levi breaks his book into eight essays, ranging from topics like the unreliability of memory to how violence twists both the victim and the victimizer. He shares how difficult it is for him to tell his experiences with his children and friends. He also debunks the myth that most of the Germans were in the dark about the Final Solution or that Jews never attempted to escape the camps. As the Holocaust recedes into the past and fewer and fewer survivors are left to tell their stories, The Drowned and the Saved is a vital first-person testament. Along with Elie Wiesel and Hannah Arendt, Primo Levi is remembered as one of the most powerful and perceptive writers on the Holocaust and the Jewish experience during World War II. This is an essential book both for students and literary readers. Reading Primo Levi is a lesson in the resiliency of the human spirit.

Saved from What?

Author: R. C. Sproul

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433515911

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 7925

Christians speak of “being saved,” but all too often don’t follow the phrase to its logical reply: “Saved from what?” How do we answer this question when we share the gospel with others? Far from being a matter of semantics, the issue holds critical importance for believers and non-believers alike. Is it really sufficient to say that we are saved from our sins? R. C. Sproul uses Scripture to show that the question, in its most important sense, should be phrased, “Saved from whom?” The answer: God himself. God, in righteous wrath, stands against us in our sin. But the glory of the gospel is that the one from whom we need to be saved is the very one who saves us. It is when we truly grasp the significance of Christ’s redeeming work that we begin to understand the serious demands and joys of repentance. Thoughtful readers will be strengthened and challenged by this insightful volume. Now available in paperback.


(Military Romantic Suspense, Mystery, Thriller): The Saved Series

Author: Lorhainne Eckhart

Publisher: Lorhainne Eckhart

ISBN: 0991791010

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

View: 9598

“A Passionate Tale of Love during the Iraq War.” --“Eckhart knocks one out of the park with this great story.” RT Book Reviews --“Taken! Okay you had me at the first page”....Katy M. --God Bless our Military Men! It takes a horrible, but real tragedy and shows how love can be a true healer. We need more men like the Captain!! Reviewer, Spring Hale OVERVIEW: “Growing up I had dreams that one day I'd fall in love, get married and start a family. Then one night I was taken. But I survived, I escaped and I was saved. Eric didn't see me as damaged. He didn't see my baby as a monster. He protected me, he kept me safe ... he saved me.” THE SAVED SERIES: Saved Vanished Captured If you enjoy THE SAVED SERIES, you may also enjoy, WALK THE RIGHT ROAD SERIES. WALK THE RIGHT ROAD SERIES: "The Choice will leave you questioning your own morals and motivations and leave you asking others what they would do in that same situation. This is a genre-bending novel that will surprise you" from JRA. "Rarely have I spent time reading a series that had me feeling every thought and emotion." From Mary Ellen Other Series you may enjoy: THE OUTSIDER SERIES: An Emotionally charged romance series beginning with the Bestseller, The Forgotten Child. THE FRIESSENS: A NEW BEGINNING: The return of The Friessen men and the women they love in this emotionally charged Family Saga which follows THE OUTSIDER SERIES. THE WILDE BROTHERS: Come and meet the Wilde Brothers of Idaho. Joe, Logan, Ben, Samuel, and Jake. You'll love the western flair and hot men and strong women in this romantic family saga. COMING in 2015 from THE WILDE BROTHERS: Traded (Jake) Unforgiven (Samuel) And new from THE FRIESSENS in 2015 The Reunion


How I quit worrying about money and became the richest guy in the world

Author: Ben Hewitt

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609614097

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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When Ben Hewitt met Erik Gillard, he was amazed. Here was a real-life rebel living happily and comfortably in small-town Vermont on less than $10,000 per year. Gillard's no bum. He has a job, a girlfriend, good friends, and strong ties to the community. But how he lives his life—and why—launches Hewitt on a quest to understand the true role of money and mindless consumerism in our lives. By meeting and befriending people like Erik Gillard, Hewitt realized that their happiness was real. What was he—and the rest of a deeply unhappy population—missing? Saved is the humorous, surprising, and ultimately life-changing result of Hewitt's quest, a narrative that challenges everything we know about the meaning of money. Hewitt uses his sharp eye for story, exhaustive reporting, and his own experience living below his means to bring what he learned into an even larger context. How does money really work? How can a bankrupt society move forward? The answers are not what you think, and Hewitt has written an important book for our times.


Author: David Hewson

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781905886760

Category: Community-based conservation

Page: 228

View: 5881

SAVED is the inside story of one of the biggest environmental campaign victories in recent years. It's the entertaining and occasionally shocking David and Goliath story of how a small village defeated a £1 billion plan to concrete over some of the most protected countryside in England.

Millions Saved

New Cases of Proven Success in Global Health

Author: Amanda Glassman,Miriam Temin

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 1933286938

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 4240

Over the past fifteen years, people in low- and middle-income countries have experienced a health revolution—one that has created new opportunities and brought new challenges. It is a revolution that keeps mothers and babies alive, helps children grow, and enables adults to thrive. Millions Saved: New Cases of Proven Success in Global Health chronicles the global health revolution from the ground up, showcasing twenty-two local, national, and regional health programs that have been part of this global change. The book profiles eighteen remarkable cases in which large-scale efforts to improve health in low- and middle-income countries succeeded, and four examples of promising interventions that fell short of their health targets when scaled-up in real world conditions. Each case demonstrates how much effort—and sometimes luck—is required to fight illness and sustain good health. The cases are grouped into four main categories, reflecting the diversity of strategies to improve population health in low-and middle-income countries: rolling out medicines and technologies; expanding access to health services; targeting cash transfers to improve health; and promoting population-wide behavior change to decrease risk. The programs covered also come from various regions around the world: seven from sub-Saharan Africa, six from Latin America and the Caribbean, five from East and Southeast Asia, and four from South Asia.

How Murray Saved Christmas

Author: Mike Reiss,David Catrow

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780142501450

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 808

When Eddie, one of Santa's elves, accidentally knocks out Santa on Christmas Eve, Eddie finds an unlikely substitute in the owner of Murray K's Holiday Diner. Reprint.

Saved by Grace

Author: Anthony A. Hoekema

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802808578

Category: Religion

Page: 291

View: 7071

This is a comprehensive, dynamic, and practical presentation of the biblical teaching on salvation, including discusion of the role of the Spirit, union with Christ, the gospel call, regeneration, conversion, repentance, and more.


Author: Edward Bond

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408121336

Category: Drama

Page: 128

View: 8290

Described by its author as 'almost irresponsibly optimistic', Saved is a play set in London in the sixties. Its subject is the cultural poverty and frustration of a generation of young people on the dole and living on council estates. The play was first staged privately in November 1965 at the Royal Court Theatre before members of the English Stage Society in a time when plays were still censored. With its scenes of violence, including the stoning of a baby, Saved became a notorious play and a cause célèbre. In a letter to the Observer, Sir Laurence Olivier wrote: 'Saved is not a play for children but it is for grown-ups, and the grown-ups of this country should have the courage to look at it.' Saved has had a marked influence on a whole new generation writing in the 1990s. Edward Bond is "a great playwright - many, particularly in continental Europe, would say the greatest living English playwright" (Independent)

Saved by the IRS

A True Story

Author: Ken Jones

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1618626809

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

View: 1220

Ken Jones, the eldest of five siblings, was born and raised in a poor section of Atlanta. As a child, Ken enjoyed the love of a Christian mother but faced severe emotional abuse from his father. After working as an Atlanta policeman and an insurance agent, Ken started an electronics store with a $30,000 loan. Ken's chain of stores eventually became a multimillion-dollar business. With all the wealth a man could ask for, Ken turned his back on God. But one crucial mistake would soon change everything, and Ken would be brought to his knees by the most powerful agency in our government: the IRS. Saved by the IRS is the amazing true story of how one man, facing unbelievable corruption, put his fate in God's hands and battled for seven years to save his life, his family, and his business. Against all odds and amid extreme adversity, Ken lived through an ordeal that gained national attention. Ken's legal cases are featured in textbooks in places as far away as Russia. In this incredible story of redemption, Ken exposes unthinkable corruption and finds that strength and faith often come from the most unlikely sources. Ken was truly Saved by the IRS.

Mad to be Saved

The Beats, the '50s, and Film

Author: David Sterritt

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809321803

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 6229

"Finally, Sterritt shows the changing attitudes toward the Beat sensibility in Beat-related Hollywood movies like A Bucket of Blood and The Beat Generation; television programs like Route 66 and The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, nonstudio films like John Cassavetes's improvisational Shadows and Shirley Clarke's experimental The Connection; and radically avant-garde works by such doggedly independent screen artists as Stan Brakhage, Ron Rice, Bruce Connor, and Ken Jacobs, drawing connections between their achievements and the most subversive products of their Beat contemporaries."--BOOK JACKET.

A Lighthouse Story

Saved at Sea

Author: O. F. Walton

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3861953137

Category: Fiction

Page: 84

View: 3551

Reprint of the children's adventure novel originally published in 1887.

Saved by Development

Preserving Environmental Areas, Farmland and Historic Landmarks with Transfer of Development Rights

Author: Rick Pruetz

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 436

View: 7061


In This Way I Was Saved

A Novel

Author: Brian DeLeeuw

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439117721

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 712

On a chilly November afternoon, six-year-old Luke Nightingale's life changes forever. On the playground across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he encounters Daniel. Soon the boys are hiding from dinosaurs and shooting sniper rifles. Within hours, Luke and his mother, Claire, are welcoming Daniel into their Upper East Side apartment -- and their lives. Daniel and Luke are soon inseparable. With his parents divorcing, Luke takes comfort in having a near-constant playmate. But there's something strange about Daniel, who is more than happy to bind himself to the Nightingales. The divorce has cut Luke's father out of the picture, and as his increasingly fragile mother struggles with the insidious family depression, Daniel -- shrewd, adventurous, and insightful -- provides Luke both recreation and refuge. As Luke grows from a child to an adolescent to a young man, he realizes that as much as his mother needs him, Daniel needs him more. Jealous of Luke's other attachments, Daniel moves from gestures of friendship into increasingly sinister manipulations. In the end, Luke finds himself in a daily battle for control of his own life -- wondering whether he or Daniel will emerge victorious. Brian DeLeeuw's debut is a haunting and provocative story of a family's love and madness that you will not be able to put down.

Saved in Time

The Fight to Establish Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado

Author: Estella B. Leopold,Herbert William Meyer

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826352367

Category: History

Page: 139

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In the summer of 1969, a federal district court in Denver, Colorado, heard arguments in one of the nation's first explicitly environmental cases, in which the Defenders of Florissant, Inc. opposed real estate interests intent on developing lands containing an extraordinary set of ancient fossils. This book, the first account of the fight to preserve the Florissant fossil beds, tells a story of environmental activism that remains little known more than forty years after the coalition's victory. The principal author, Estella Leopold, was a major participant in the process.

Saved by Works...Christ's Works!

Author: James Prest

Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.

ISBN: 1572586443

Category: Religion

Page: 294

View: 6248

In the cover of night, Nicodemus came to Jesus to learn more about His teachings. It was during this meeting that Jesus told him how to enter the kingdom of God-"except a man be born again" (John 3:3). Nicodemus was not the first or last man to ask this question. In Acts 16, the jailer asked Paul and Silas, "What must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved" (verses 30, 31). Saved by Works . . . Christ's Works! focuses on what it means to depend entirely upon God for absolutely everything, from our salvation to our every-day needs. The author, James Prest, presents thought-provoking quotes from the Bible and a variety of religious books in an effort to point readers to the only One who can save us-Jesus Christ. He asserts that faith and salvation are simple subjects which we often complicate with our own ideas, doctrines, and life experiences. Deepen your relationship with Jesus, strengthen your faith, and learn how to let Christ work through you and in you for His glory by digging deeper into the Word of God and reading Saved by Works . . . Christ's Works!

Franconia Notch and the Women who Saved it

Author: Kimberly A. Jarvis

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584656272

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 5044

An early 20th century case study of evolving grassroots notions of preservation and the role of women in the American conservation movement


Rescued Animals and the Lives They Transform

Author: Karin Winegar

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738212768

Category: Pets

Page: 212

View: 1194

People who have rescued animals in need discuss the personal benefits they have received as a result of doing so, in a moving collection of heartfelt stories about love, friendship and kindness.

The Inventions of Martha Coston

Signal Flares That Saved Sailors' Lives

Author: Holly Cefrey

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823964444

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 832

Chronicles the work of Martha Coston to perfect and market signal flares to the U.S. Navy and abroad.