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.
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.
How I quit worrying about money and became the richest guy in the world
Author: Ben Hewitt
Publisher: Rodale Books
Category: Business & Economics
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.
(Military Romantic Suspense, Mystery, Thriller): The Saved Series
Author: Lorhainne Eckhart
Publisher: Lorhainne Eckhart
“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
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.
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.
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)
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.
The members of the Love, Joy, Peace, and Deliverance Community Choir have a hard time concentrating on their faith when there is so much sinful drama going on, from an avid churchgoer who is addicted to sex to the pianist of the church who is hiding a dark secret. Original.
"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.
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!
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.
Look closely at any typically “American” article of clothing these days, and you may be surprised to see a Japanese label inside. From high-end denim to oxford button-downs, Japanese designers have taken the classic American look—known as ametora, or “American traditional”—and turned it into a huge business for companies like Uniqlo, Kamakura Shirts, Evisu, and Kapital. This phenomenon is part of a long dialogue between Japanese and American fashion; in fact, many of the basic items and traditions of the modern American wardrobe are alive and well today thanks to the stewardship of Japanese consumers and fashion cognoscenti, who ritualized and preserved these American styles during periods when they were out of vogue in their native land. In Ametora, cultural historian W. David Marx traces the Japanese assimilation of American fashion over the past hundred and fifty years, showing how Japanese trendsetters and entrepreneurs mimicked, adapted, imported, and ultimately perfected American style, dramatically reshaping not only Japan’s culture but also our own in the process.
In 29 years as a sportswriter, Gail Wood has written for USA Today, the Seattle Times and 60 other newspapers and magazines. He's covered the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, AL championship, NCAA Final Four and the Rose Bowl. He was named columnist of the year by Gannett, received a Blethen Memorial Award from the Seattle Times for feature writing and has won over 25 national and regional awards.
Reversing Language Shift, Revisited : a 21st Century Perspective
Author: Joshua A. Fishman
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Defenders of threatened languages all over the world, from advocates of biodiversity to dedicated defenders of their own cultural authenticity, are often humbled by the dimensity of the task that they are faced with when the weak and the few seek to find a safe-harbour against the ravages of the strong and the many. This book provides both practical case studies and theoretical directions from all five continents and advances thereby the collective pursuit of "reversing language shift" for the greater benefit of cultural democracy everywhere.
Arianna and Jefferson's love is true but will it be enough? Ari who comes from a loving home with a family who has had more than their share of difficulties, is faced with possibly losing the love of her life. All she dreams of is growing old and having children with Jeff, but a family history and a conniving Rebecca could shatter that dream. Trying to support Jeff and cope with all the truths and possibilities of her own destiny may prove to be more than one person can handle. Jeff's dream is to raise horses on his ranch in Mason with the only women who has ever filled his heart and soul. But he's running the risk of losing her by trying to be the man he knows he should be by taking on his responsibilities. He's completely bewitched by the passionate and ever outspoken Ari, but needs to do right for the child that could possibly be his. Despite all the odds stacked against them can their relationship be.....SAVED? Contains adult content.
What lies behind our need to rigorously document the thoughts, deeds, images, and sounds of everyday life? And more curiously, why would anyone want to spend time going over such material? At any given point someone is using a pen, a camera, a web cam, or a computer to document with varying degrees of detail, personal thoughts, observations, or glimpses of private space and life. And for each of these, there is usually at least one person reading, watching, and even responding. "Saved from Oblivion" is a comparative analysis of how individuals have used various media technologies to document their everyday lives. More specifically, this book focuses on the major forms of self-documentation that have been in use since the late nineteenth century and covers traditional diaries, snapshot photography, home movies/videos, and web-based media such as web cams and online diaries or journals.