Grace Eventually

Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101190760
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Look out for Anne's next book, Hallelujah Anyway, coming April 2017. "Lamott has chronicled her wacky and (sometimes) wild adventures in faith in...the wonderful Grace (Eventually)." (Chicago Sun-Times) In Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith, the author of the bestsellers Traveling Mercies and Plan B delivers a poignant, funny, and bittersweet primer of faith, as we come to discover what it means to be fully alive. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Twenty First Century Perspectives on Victorian Literature

Author: Laurence W. Mazzeno
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144223234X
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This is an eclectic collection of essays from a group of international scholars tackling various subjects on Victorian literature—from studies of specific authors such Charles Dickens’ early and later works, Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, and novels by Thomas Hardy to more general discussions, such as the depictions of women in Victorian novels.

Gender and the Writer s Imagination

Author: Mary Suzanne Schriber
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813164184
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The concept of woman as having a distinctive nature and requiring a separate sphere of activity from that of man was pervasive in the thinking of nineteenth- century Americans. So dominant was this "horizon of expectations" for woman that the imaginations of our finest novelists were often subverted, even as they attempted to expand the possibilities for women through their fiction. Selecting five American writers -- James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Dean Howells, Henry James, and Edith Wharton -- Schriber traces the impact of cultural expectations for woman on the art of the novel from the early nineteenth century through the advent of Modernism. The novels of Cooper and Hawthorne exemplify the male imagination at work before the concept of woman's nature and sphere became burning issues, as they did later in the century. Howells, while attempting to expand woman's sphere in his fiction in response to feminist challenges, in fact demonstrates the recalcitrance of a priori ideas. James, provoked rather than subverted by the ideology of gender, was able to bend the culture's myopia to his own artistic purposes. Wharton's novels, in contrast, document the female imagination seeking aesthetic solutions to the problems of women rather than to woman as problem. Wharton constructs versions of female experience that were either invisible or anathema to her male counterparts. Schriber's discussion centers on those points in each text at which the culture's horizon of expectations drives the decisions and choices of the artist, sometimes to the benefit and sometimes at the expense of craft. Making full use of gender as a category of literary analysis, she recovers the meanings intended by the texts for audiences of their own time, and distinguishes those meanings from their significance for modern readers.Original in its methodology and insights, Gender and the Writer's Imagination provides a model for future literary studies.

Another Day in Paradox

Author: Judith Kristen
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1418454699
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This book is one woman's report from the front lines of digital dating. Grace Anderson, a novelist with grown children, an ex-husband, an age beginning with the number "4" and an acute case of writer's block, turns to cyberspace for diversion/inspiration. She finds it in the form of a bright, charming, articulate, obviously accomplished man she meets in a chat room late one evening. The two of them begin to build a relationship the old-fashioned way - with their words and their imaginations. When her cyberspace swain turns three-dimensional, the good news is that he is indeed bright, charming, articulate, obviously accomplished, and better yet, drop-dead handsome. The more, interesting news is that he is a Princeton University Wunderkind, twenty-eight years her junior--younger than both of Grace's sons. So, just what happens when the perfect love meets a most socially unacceptable age gap? The road to finding that out will captivate you. The storyline is timely... and the romance... timeless.

Family The Secret Ingredient

Author: Leandra Logan
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460367960
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No longer just a crush… It was Grace North's birthday and the best gift she could've gotten was…Kyle McRaney? Okay, so it wasn't what she'd asked for—at least not out loud—yet the man she had once considered her special hero was standing in her kitchen, ready to be her personal chef for the next three months. And the appearance of his precocious daughter only made Grace long for what might've been…. Kyle had always treated Grace with something akin to brotherly love, but now there was no mistaking the heat that sizzled between them. After all, Grace had gone from awkward teenager to the sexiest woman he'd ever met. Could he convince this beauty to take another chance on her knight in shining armor…and his ready-made family?

Puritans and Predestination

Author: Dewey D. Wallace
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 159244590X
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A major contribution to Puritan scholarship, 'Puritans and Predestination' presents the first consistent and thorough historical analysis of a key Puritan theological concept - predestination. For almost two centuries prior to 1695, English religious and cultural life endured a period of great upheaval. Dewey Wallace illuminates this complex era by tracing patterns of religious thought that took root in early English Protestantism and by explaining their social, cultural, and ecclesiastical implications. 'Puritans and Predestination' concludes that the differences between Puritan and Anglican theology were often subtle and sometimes nonexistent. Central to Protestant theology was the doctrine of grace - the notion that salvation was a divine gift, a free gift to those who believed. Among the many elements that constituted the doctrine of grace, predestination was the foremost. Wallace believes that shifting attitudes toward and emphases on predestination serve as both a measure of the extent of theological unity and an index of theological change. Among the significant conclusions documented in the course of this study are the importance of the Bucerian order of salvation in the early English Reformation, the anachronistic character of reading sharp differences in outlook between Puritan and Anglican, and the centrality of the piety and theology of grace in Puritanism. Wallace also explores the radically innovative character of the Laudian and Arminian theology, the inroads of rationalistic moralism into theology by the middle of the seventeenth century, and the emergence among later Stuart Dissenters of an evangelical pietism prefiguring the religion of the awakenings. This book will be indispensable to those interested in Puritanism and the theology of the Church of England.

Radikale Selbstvergebung

Author: Colin C. Tipping
Publisher: Integral
ISBN: 3641086825
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Selbst-Vergebung ist die größte Heilung Dieses Buch ist eine Offenbarung, um Leiden und Unglück von innen her zu heilen! Es krönt die vom Autor entwickelte, weltweit bekannte Methode der „Radikalen Vergebung“, indem es sie in einem ganz entscheidenden Punkt weiter führt: hin zur „Radikalen Selbst-Vergebung“. Damit stoßen wir zum Dreh- und Angelpunkt unserer allergrößten seelischen Last vor, nämlich zu den verdrängten negativen Gefühlen in uns selbst. Endlich kann anstelle von Schuld die innere Befreiung, anstelle von Angst die Zuversicht treten – und anstelle von Zorn die Liebe. Hunderttausende Menschen in aller Welt haben die Methode Colin Tippings höchst erfolgreich angewendet. Sehr oft verzeichnete ihr Leben eine dramatische Änderung zum Besseren. Mit diesem Praxisbuch erhält die Tipping-Methode eine neue Dimension. Sie dringt vor zum innersten Kern des Problems, nämlich zu jenen Persönlichkeitsanteilen in uns selbst, die unser Glück immer wieder sabotieren und infrage stellen. Jeder kann „Radikale Selbst-Vergebung“ praktizieren. Wir alle profitieren davon, denn jeder Mensch, der innerlich befreit in sich ruht, ist ein Gewinn für diese Welt.

Small Victories

Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698189744
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The New York Times bestseller from the author of Help, Thanks, Wow, Hallelujah Anyway and Almost Everything, Lamott's long-awaited collection of new and selected essays on hope, joy, and grace. Anne Lamott writes about faith, family, and community in essays that are both wise and irreverent. It’s an approach that has become her trademark. Now in Small Victories, Lamott offers a new message of hope that celebrates the triumph of light over the darkness in our lives. Our victories over hardship and pain may seem small, she writes, but they change us—our perceptions, our perspectives, and our lives. Lamott writes of forgiveness, restoration, and transformation, how we can turn toward love even in the most hopeless situations, how we find the joy in getting lost and our amazement in finally being found. Profound and hilarious, honest and unexpected, the stories in Small Victories are proof that the human spirit is irrepressible.

The Book of Someday

Author: Dianne Dixon
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402285736
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Three women. One stranger in a shimmering silver dress. Whatever binds them together has already destroyed one life. It just might consume them all. When the past chases you, sometimes you just keep running. That's how Livvi Gray survives. She promised herself years ago that she'd forget those awful times, that she'd turn her someday dreams into reality. And she has. But sometimes we have to fight harder than ever to choose our own path. Micah and AnnaLee are fighting just like Livvi, trying to overcome their own struggles. But the three of them are connected in ways they could never have expected, and the mystery holding them close will transfix you as it barrels toward earth-shattering truth. Praise for The Book of Someday: "With a tone reminiscent of Jodi Picoult, Kristin Hannah, and Carol Cassella, Dixon pulls at the threads between regret and nostalgia, forgiveness and blame, denial and acceptance. Emotional without being overwrought, The Book of Someday is an enchanting story."—Booklist "[A] haunting tale ...that will put a pang in your heart—and, sometimes, a chill in your bones... A compelling tale of three extraordinary women facing insurmountable odds."—Shelf Awareness, Starred Review

Opal Dreaming Diamond Spirit 3

Author: Karen Wood
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459628101
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Finally the day has come when Jess can bring home her filly Opal. But after Opal almost drowns in a flooded river, she falls ill and won't get better. Has Diamond's spirit abandoned her? This is the final book in theDiamond Spiritseries.'What did you decide to call her?' asked Lawson, looking over Jess's shoulder. 'Opal,' said Jess, gazing lovingly at the little chestnut foal. 'Bad - luck stones,' grunted Lawson. Finally the day has come when Jess can bring home her once - in - a - lifetime horse. But Opal falls ill, the local vet just can't find a cure and Lawson casts her out onto his cattle station to 'do or die'. Wild with anger and refusing to give up, Jess heads west on an outback droving trip with her best friends - and Luke. Will she be able to bring Opal home? And could Luke be her once - in - a - lifetime boy?