Jeraldine Barby is a strong-willed, rebellious child who longs for acceptance and stability. Growing up with little supervision, Jetti is unprepared when her body undergoes a transformation that leads to shame. She feels betrayed by her parents and spirals out of control, trying to fit in but making poor choices. Despite her bitterness, and in the midst of her troubles, she meets a new friend whom God will use to change her life forever. Jetti grows up rapidly and finds herself pregnant at fifteen. She’s scared and ashamed of what she has done, although her family and friends have a solution that will fix everything. But while facing this crisis, Jetti encounters God and starts questioning her innermost beliefs. Did God give her this baby, and is it a gift? While making life-changing decisions, Jeraldine fights for what she believes is right for her and the baby; thanks to divine intervention, only God knows their destiny. In this novel, a young woman traveling down the wrong path as a teenager finds herself faced with a dilemma and must rely on God to help her through this trial.
Lily’s well-honed sense for trouble tells her no healer is safe in London while gangs roam the city looking for witches to burn. In the dead of night, she escapes on a northbound ship, intending to return after Christmas celebrations calm the city’s witch fever. But when Lily lands in the wilds of Scotland, her skills for surviving in the city can’t save her. Roderick MacDonald is on a secret mission for his chieftain when he finds a lass near death on a barren hillside and is forced to take her with him. Though this mysterious Sassenach may have The Gift his clan needs—and he burns with passion for her—he’s determined to resist the enchantment she weaves on his scarred heart. When love blooms amidst the harsh winter beauty of the Highlands, will these two obstinate souls from different worlds accept the Yuletide gift?
Exiled from Chiveis, Teo and Ana journey into foreign lands in search of the second half of Deu's sacred writings. Though the New Testament might be found in distant Roma, will the price of its discovery be too high to pay?
The Gift is the last of the novels Nabokov wrote in his native Russian and the crowning achievement of that period in his literary career. It is also his ode to Russian literature, evoking the works of Pushkin, Gogol, and others in the course of its narrative: the story of Fyodor Godunov-Cherdyntsev, an impoverished émigré poet living in Berlin, who dreams of the book he will someday write--a book very much like The Gift itself.
Discusses the argument that a work of art is essentially a gift and not a commodity. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Chosen by author Elizabeth Gilbert as one of her ten favorite books, Daniel Ladinsky’s extraordinary renderings of 250 unforgettable lyrical poems by Hafiz, one of the greatest Sufi poets of all time More than any other Persian poet—even Rumi—Hafiz expanded the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Because his poems were often ecstatic love songs from God to his beloved world, many have called Hafiz the "Invisible Tongue." Indeed, Daniel Ladinsky has said that his work with Hafiz is an attempt to do the impossible: to render Light into words—to make the Luminous Resonance of God tangible to our finite senses. I am a hole in a flute that the Christ's breath moves through— listen to this music! With this stunning collection of Hafiz's most intimate poems, Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in presenting the essence of one of Islam's greatest poetic and religious voices. Each line of The Gift imparts the wonderful qualities of this master Sufi poet and spiritual teacher: encouragement, an audacious love that touches lives, profound knowledge, generosity, and a sweet, playful genius unparalleled in world literature.
Iedereen wordt geboren met The Gift, ofwel je eigen unieke gave, die je kunt ontwikkelen tot een individueel talent. Als je ervoor openstaat The Gift in jezelf te ontdekken en hem ook werkelijk durft te lezen, dan zul je merken dat je jouw unieke gave en talent optimaal kunt ontwikkelen. The Gift helpt je op nuchtere wijze antwoord te vinden op vragen ' Wie ben ik?' en ' Wat wil ik?' en reikt je instrumenten aan om je leven optimaal te leven. Inspirerend en spiritueel, maar ook werkbaar en concreet.
The Gift is a heartwarming story about the true spirit of the holidays. It was created by Marc “The Geiser” Geiserman in the 11th grade for a high school English short story class. Just 16 years old at the time,Marc wrote this Christmas story even though he was the adopted child of two Jewish parents. Says Geiser,“We celebrated all holidays . . . still do today!” Geiser is a storyteller. This one is transcendent and timeless. It is his dream that generation after generation of parents and children will read THE GIFT and discover for themselves the importance of presence, spirit, and the meaning of Christmas as seen through the eyes of a 16 year-old boy and the little mouse family he imagined.His mother, author and motivational speaker Helice “Sparky” Bridges, came across this story hidden in a box of old pictures in the garage and was compelled to share the wonderful tale and its very important message with the world. Geiser and his mother spent nearly a year attempting to rewrite it for publication, only to ultimately decide it was best left intact and unedited, just as it was written in 1984.A portion of the proceeds of The Gift will go to benefit Difference Makers International, a nonprofit educational organization founded by Helice “Sparky” Bridges for the purpose of eradicating bullying through the power of acknowledgment and a little Blue Ribbon that says “Who I Am Makes A Difference.”
First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Answering a distress call of a friend with an injured horse, fifty-one-year-old Judy Harrington steps into a corral, and the course of her life changes. Confronted with a sudden ability to hear animals talking, and having intuitive healing abilities puts her on a path of self-discovery and a breathtaking view of God’s plan for her life. Judy’s story reads like a fantasy book, but the adventures are real. Visions, conversations with God and with angels are told with humor and wonder. This is the story of one woman seeking answers from the Creator and the tremendous gift he gave her.
After facing her father’s untimely death, a little girl struggles with all areas of her life. Everything seems to go wrong for her. She feels she can never measure up to her older sister—until one day her older sister teaches her how to change her life by changing her thoughts. The younger sister’s life completely changed for the better through learning how to think in positive ways. She achieved all the things she once thought impossible. This book will show children how their lives can turn around from impossible to the possible.
One minute everything is fine. The next, you're fighting for your life, and you realize the gift of life may be expiring. Author Mary Hill has been there. She battles incurable illness daily, but she won't let anything stop her. Here, she shares hope and encouragement for others living with incurable illness and struggling in the face of adversity. She bravely tells her own story, provides interviews with others like her, and gives her own delicious, easy, and healthy recipes for a diet that works with any illness. And most importantly, she divulges the big five, her steps to getting through diagnosis to everyday life. God has given The Gift. Discover how great it is, even when threatened.
A little German girl with a five-mark piece in her pocket that was a Hanukkah gift from her father visits lots of stores in her town to see what she can buy with it, but makes a selfless choice by giving it to a homeless man playing the accordion. Reprint. AB.
The perfect daughter is dead. And a secret is eating her family alive... Jenna is given another shot at life when she receives a donor heart from a girl called Callie. Eternally grateful to Callie and her family, Jenna gets closer to them, but she soon discovers that Callie’s perfect family is hiding some very dark secrets … Callie’s parents are grieving, yet Jenna knows they’re only telling her half the story. Where is Callie’s sister Sophie? She’s been ‘abroad’ since her sister’s death but something about her absence doesn’t add up. And when Jenna meets Callie’s boyfriend Nathan, she makes a shocking discovery. Jenna knows that Callie didn’t die in an accident. But how did she die? Jenna is determined to discover the truth but it could cost her everything; her loved ones, her sanity, even her life … A compelling, gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist from the author of the Number One bestseller The Sister. What everyone is saying about Louise Jensen: ‘I was gripped to The Sister from the first page until the very end. I thought I had it all worked out until I was proven sooo wrong.’ Robert Bryndza ‘I could not put this book down. I neglected all the house work and put off cooking dinner until I was finished … I loved every page.’ Renee Reads ‘My eyes were racing down the pages … had me guessing right up to the very end and I had tears in my eyes as I relived Charlie's last moments … exceptional … It's an addictive page-turner that begs time and again for just one more chapter until the whole book has been devoured and thoroughly enjoyed.’ The Book Magnet ‘Wow! What an amazing debut novel! Full of intense twists! Fantastic book to start off summer reading! Highly recommend.’ Loud and Proud Book Junkie ‘I loved this book, it grabbed me right from the beginning … it got under my skin, I felt intimately close to Grace and was rooting for her all the way … compelling and scary and unputdownable.’ Beady Jans Books ‘I genuinely struggled to put this book down … I can't recommend this book enough, it's made it to my favourites ... I can't wait for more books to come from Louise Jensen … A well-deserved five stars from me.’ Emporio Epidemic ‘I couldn't put my Kindle down until I had answers!! … I wasn't sure which characters to trust and which to not trust …!’ Steph and Chris’ Book Review ‘As the skillfully woven web of lies and deceit starts to untangle the author throws in a massive twist that I certainly didn't see coming … a definite must read for all psychological thriller fans and it's one of those books that deserves to be talked about.’ The Haphazardous Hippo ‘One of those books that you can't stop thinking about even when you're not reading it!! ... the tension never seems to drop for one second! … an absolute treat, albeit a scary one, to read!! Highly recommended!!’ Books and Me! ‘Just as I thought the story was wrapping up BANG! I was hit again with another twist. Brilliant! It is chilling and sinister and yet heart-breaking and tragic, and I felt really emotional on finishing it … I can’t wait to read more by Louise.’ Bloomin Brilliant Books ‘OMG I love this ... one corker of a psychological thriller which which ticked all the boxes for me giving it an easy 5 stars’ Chelle’s Book Reviews ‘Hooked from the first page till the end ... A gripping tale for fans of I Let You Go and The Girl on the Train. A must read.’ Berlitz Chile ‘I was left gaping … You cannot help but speed read through this novel. You have to know what happens and with each page a new idea or theory springs to mind. Nothing compares to the way it turns out.’ Aloha Reviews ‘I was hooked on the story from the word go ... I took special care in making sure my doors and windows were tightly locked before going to bed, I’ll tell you that for nothing!’ Hollie in Wanderlust
Adam fears abandonment. Leah has a gift he despises. Can this young Amish couple ever find peace and love in a modern-day marriage of convenience?
New York Times Bestselling Author Shelley Shepard Gray gifts us with a special Christmas story about love and blessings in this next book in her Amish of Hart County series. The Schwartz family is happy to be spending Christmas on their new farm in Hart County. But when Susanna Schwartz hears gunshots that causes her buggy to overturn, and then her little sister falls through a wooden bridge into the icy creek, it becomes clear from these dangerous “accidents” that someone wants them gone. Neil Vance has been heartbroken ever since his parents lost their family farm. He knows it’s not the Schwartz family’s fault, but he can’t help but be resentful. Until he meets Susanna. She is kind-hearted and bold, and Neil can’t stop thinking about her pretty green eyes. Neil thinks the accidents are just that, but Susanna’s father is convinced the Vance family is responsible. Susanna refuses to believe Neil would do anything to harm her. She’s fallen in love with him and knows he is a good man. But her family is ready to pack up and move, and time is running out to uncover the truth before someone gets hurt…or worse.
Alisha escapes from a tyrannical mother and meets Allen Semco, a university student. He falls in love with her and they marry. While courting her there’s nothing he won’t do for her. He appears to be the perfect idyllic mate, attentive, charming and eager to please his bride on every occasion. But it doesn’t take long for the “real Allen” to emerge.
What moves us to give gifts to other people? The Gift brings together perspectives on gift exchange and reciprocity from different social scientific disciplines. The first part of this book contains anthropological and sociological 'classics' on gift giving and reciprocity. In the second part the focus is on social psychological theories, and on empirical research on gift giving in Western society. Finally, the main concepts underlying gift exchange - reciprocity, self-interest and altruism - are discussed. Here, the focus is on fundamental assumptions about human nature. Altruism and self-interest turn out to be much more interwoven than we are inclined to think.
The time is the 1950s, when life was simpler, people still believed in dreams, and family was, very nearly, everything. The place is a small midwestern town with a high school and a downtown, a skating pond and a movie house. And on a tree-lined street in the heartland of America, an extraordinary set of events begins to unfold. And gradually what seems serendipitous is tinged with purpose. A happy home is shattered by a child's senseless death. A loving marriage starts to unravel. And a stranger arrives - a young woman who will touch many lives before she moves on. She and a young man will meet and fall in love. Their love, so innocent and full of hope, helps to restore a family's dreams. And all of their lives will be changed forever by the precious gift she leaves them.