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|Author||: Brooke Ligertwood,Ben Fielding,Karalee Fielding,Scott Ligertwood|
Based on Hillsong Worship's beloved Grammy-winning, chart-topping song, this fantastical journey of discovery is certain to inspire children who long to know more about Jesus and what draws people to Him. Join little Oliver and his monkey pal as they embark on a quest for the name in the song Oliver’s mother sings. As they travel across land, sea, and space, they encounter beauty, wonder, and power. Each adventure in their epic journey leads them to the matchless name of Jesus—and to the realization that they don’t have to go far to find Him. What a Beautiful Name is the perfect book for sharing with the little adventurers in your world, and its faith-filled message will resound in their hearts long after the last page is read.
|Author||: Athena Calderone|
The celebrated design expert and creator of EyeSwoon shares an inspiring look at how creatives arrange and decorate their homes. Beautiful design isn’t just pleasant to look at; it improves the quality of our lives. In Live Beautiful, EyeSwoon creator Athena Calderone taps into her international network of interior decorators, fashion designers, and tastemakers to reveal how carefully crafted interiors come together. She also opens the doors to two of her own residences. With each homeowner, Athena explores the spark of inspiration that started their design journey. She then breaks down the details of the rooms—like layered textures and patterns, collected pieces, and customized vignettes—and offers helpful tips on how to bring these elevated elements into your own space. Filled with gorgeous photography by Nicole Franzen, Live Beautiful is both a showpiece of exquisite design and a guide to creating a home that’s thoughtfully put together.
|Author||: Amy Reed|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
When thirteen-year-old Cassie moves to a suburb of Seattle, she is determined to leave her boring, good-girl existence behind. She chooses some dangerous new friends and is quickly caught up in their fast-paced world of drugs, sex, secrets, and cruelty. Cassie's new existence both thrills and terrifies her. She embraces the numbness she feels from the drugs, starts sleeping with an older boy, and gets pulled into a twisted friendship triangle that is tinged with violence and abuse. Cassie is trapped in a swift downward spiral, and there's no turning back.
|Author||: Eduard Hanslick|
|Editor||: Hackett Publishing|
"Like Hanslick, Professor Payzant is both musician and philosopher; and he has brought the knowledge and insights of both disciplines to this large undertaking." --Gordon Epperson, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
|Author||: Renée Ahdieh|
Instant New York Times and Indie Bestseller! New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with a sumptuous, sultry and romantic new series set in 19th century New Orleans where vampires hide in plain sight. In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans is a safe haven after she's forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent in the middle of the carnival season, Celine is quickly enraptured by the vibrant city, from its music to its fancy soirées and even its danger. She becomes embroiled in the city's glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group's enigmatic leader, Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in Sébastien's own lair--the second dead girl to turn up in recent weeks--Celine battles her attraction to Sébastien and suspicions about his guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret. After a third murder, New Orleans becomes gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose--one who has now set Celine in his sights. As the murderer stalks her, Celine finally takes matters into her own hands, only to find herself caught in the midst of an age-old feud between the darkest creatures of the night, where the price of forbidden love is her life. At once a sultry romance and a decadent, thrilling mystery, master storyteller Renée Ahdieh embarks on her most potent fantasy series yet.
|Author||: Caitlin Boyle|
Spread a positive message with Operation Beautiful! You're beautiful just the way you are. Smile! Let your inner beauty shine. Imagine walking into a dressing room and finding notes like these stuck to the mirror. How would it make you feel? Operation Beautiful is a movement that promotes positivity and self-esteem by encouraging people to post notes with uplifting messages in public places, all in the hopes of changing the way people see themselves. The movement started out with a website and became a book for adults that published in August 2010. Our new book features notes written by real girls from all over the world alongside stories of how writing and finding these notes has changed their lives. Author and Operation Beautiful creator Caitlin Boyle also shares tips meant especially for girls on issues such as body image, bullying, and healthy eating. This book is an essential read for all growing girls, and is organized and written in a way that is meant for girls to share with their moms or their best friends!
|Author||: Dr. Wendy Sproul|
|Editor||: Covenant Books, Inc.|
Jesus' death and resurrection offers us sanctification, and transformation into dazzlingly beautiful Christians who adorn His Gospel on earth, attract people to Him, and manifest His Kingdom to an unbelieving world. If we let Him, The Holy Spirit will change us from ugly to beautiful; sinful to holy; and carnal to spiritual. Dr. Sproul adopts scriptural approaches and offers practical solutions to issues facing us as newborn believers and as older Christians who daily confront our past, present, today's culture and the forces of darkness aEURC/ Discover God's perspective on beauty in the character, work and life of the believer aEURC/ Learn how to apply God's beautification process to attract people to Jesus and His kingdom. aEURC/ Grow through mental and spiritual transformation into beautiful, effective and appealing bearers of God's glory. Join God's exciting thrust to empower His people to grow up and fully realize the manifestation of his amazing nature, image, and Glory in us.
|Author||: Christine Trujillo|
|Editor||: WestBow Press|
This is a memoir of my life, and how God used death, loss, alcoholism, sickness, anger, and divorce to transform me through His redemptive work. I reveal how early in my life I tried to control all the events that occurred, but this only brought more pain, hurt, and heartache. I was going down a dead-end path that was leaving me stagnate in my spiritual life, and broken on the inside. However, God got my attention, and offered a way out of all the distress that I was going through. He offered me hope, love, and forgiveness, and taught me how to use what I had gone through to help others who are hurting and feeling hopeless. My life story is a living testimony of God’s love, grace, and transforming power through the cross. He took the ugliness and dysfunction that was in my life, and turned it into a beautiful gift from which others may benefit. My prayer is that others who read my story may see their value as God’s chosen child, and come to experience the most precious relationship there is.
|Author||: Rosanna McKenzie Harris|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
Born August 14, 1949 to Benjamin and Louise McKenzie. She is the third of f ive siblings. She has worked as a practical nurse for more than 37 years in the Miami area. She has been as inspiration to many around her and in the community. She is a dedicated Christian and desires one day to open a facility for homeless girls and boys and unwed mothers. Mrs. Harris believes this is just the beginning of how God will use her as an instrument to do extraordinary measures for the ordinary, to bring out the gifts and talents they possess. Known as Mrs. Harris to some and Grandma to many, says thank you for reading her book and be encouraged in f inding your destiny. Its never about how old or young you are, its not about the way you look or even your education. Its about a desire and reaching to the sky, going the distance for your destiny. Rosanna McKenzie Harris
|Author||: Mian Ju|
The Demon King Du Chunfeng, who had returned to the country to investigate his father's death, jumped off the plane and was saved by the mafia lord. He experienced a different life from the softhearted hearts of the battlefield ... Beautiful ladies, teachers, police officers, air stewardesses ... They came one after another!
|Author||: Andrew Epstein|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press|
Although it has long been commonplace to imagine the archetypal American poet singing a solitary "Song of Myself," much of the most enduring American poetry has actually been preoccupied with the drama of friendship. In this lucid and absorbing study, Andrew Epstein argues that an obsession with both the pleasures and problems of friendship erupts in the "New American Poetry" that emerges after the Second World War. By focusing on some of the most significant postmodernist American poets--the "New York School" poets John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, and their close contemporary Amiri Baraka--Beautiful Enemies reveals a fundamental paradox at the heart of postwar American poetry and culture: the avant-garde's commitment to individualism and nonconformity runs directly counter to its own valorization of community and collaboration. In fact, Epstein demonstrates that the clash between friendship and nonconformity complicates the legendary alliances forged by postwar poets, becomes a predominant theme in the poetry they created, and leaves contemporary writers with a complicated legacy to negotiate. Rather than simply celebrating friendship and poetic community as nurturing and inspiring, these poets represent friendship as a kind of exhilarating, maddening contradiction, a site of attraction and repulsion, affinity and rivalry. Challenging both the reductive critiques of American individualism and the idealized, heavily biographical celebrations of literary camaraderie one finds in much critical discussion, this book provides a new interpretation of the peculiar dynamics of American avant-garde poetic communities and the role of the individual within them. By situating his extensive and revealing readings of these highly influential poets against the backdrop of Cold War cultural politics and within the context of American pragmatist thought, Epstein uncovers the collision between radical self-reliance and the siren call of the interpersonal at the core of postwar American poetry.
|Author||: Trish Milburn|
|Editor||: Trish Milburn|
They’re talented, good-looking and falling in love. Kang Seuk-Chim, leader of K-pop superstar group SBG, rarely has time to himself to relax, so when his childhood friend Park Seo-Ho invites him to his wedding on beautiful Jeju Island, he jumps at the chance to get away. What he doesn’t expect is for the trip to bring upheaval into his life, both good and bad. While there, he reconnects with the third member of their childhood trio, Melody Kim, who moved to the United States when they were all 12 years old. But the girl who could once put both him and Seo-Ho to shame on a skateboard or bike has grown into a stunningly beautiful woman, one toward whom he feels an immediate attraction. But when photos of them together get splashed all over the internet, ones that appear scandalous, he’s faced with not only protecting Melody from angry fans but also the very real possibility that he’ll have to leave SBG to protect his fellow members. Following her father’s death, Melody Kim has moved back to South Korea so that her mother can find solace in family and old friends. She’s happy to reconnect with her own childhood friends but is stunned when she meets Chim again, because all the magazine photos and TV appearances do not do him justice. The best part is that despite being a worldwide star, her friend seems every bit as kind and humble as he’d been as a kid. But a fun weekend before she starts her new job as a language instructor is turned upside down by someone out to make some quick money or do damage to SBG—or both. While trying to clear their names and protect those they care about, both Chim and Melody find themselves unexpectedly falling for their best friend. But is confessing that love worth the risk of losing the friendship?
|Author||: Zenab Khan|
So far, everything Id put together went something like this: 1) There was a freaky paranormal organization Ive never heard of sending people to protect me from ruthlessly lethal demons bent on murdering me for absolutely no reason I could think of. 2) A dangerous duo of charismatic twin brothersone of which is somehow related to mehad been sent to do the job. 3) A sparky (and sparkly) and daring new teen girl that takes bipolar to a whole new level and just maybe needs to check into an insane asylum, was acting like we had been friends foreveror were going to be. Which, though the thought was definitely interesting, scared me slightly. 4) All these things added up to a wonderful sitcom made specially by God for me, called: The End of My Normal Life as I Knew It. God.
|Author||: Roger Morgan|
'Beautiful Lives' is a group course by Roger Morgan which helps church members develop the confidence to share their faith naturally and effectively with friends, family, colleagues and neighbours. 1 Peter 3.2-4 speaks of the beauty and reverence which should characterise our lives as Christians, and Roger believes that it is beautiful lives, lived in the power of the Holy Spirit, which lead others to faith.The course is contained in a Leader’s Manual, with a separate group member’s booklet containing notes and simple homework exercises. It consists of 8 sessions, offered in a user friendly format with plenty of interaction and discussion, and points towards an accessible, locally planned invitation event to be held after the completion of the course.
|Author||: K. Bennett,John Davidson|
|Editor||: Mendon Cottage Books|
Beautiful Flowers for Kids Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1 Cherry Blossoms Dahlias Bleeding heart Chapter 2 Canna Roses Tulips Chapter 3 White Lotus Lily of the Valley Oriental poppy Plumerias Conclusion Author Bio Introduction Flowers are a beautiful part of nature’s great diversity, and have delighted the human race for thousands of years. And because of their adaptable nature, flowers have been used in many ways. Did you know some flowers used to be so valuable they cost more than gold? Yes, they did! Today, there are many varieties of flowers around the world. They fill our lives with color, and joy and help us find a silver lining behind every dark cloud. You may know some of them very well. But others may be unfamiliar to you. In this book, we will examine ten beautiful kinds of flowers to discover what makes each one unique. Are you ready to get started? Then review the list before we begin: 1-Cherry Blossoms 2-Dahlias 3-Bleeding Heart 4-Canna 5-Roses 6-Tulips 7-White Lotus 8-Lilly of the Valley 9-Oriental poppy 10-Frangipani (Plumeria) Each variety of flowers in this list brings beauty and happiness to our lives. They also help us to live in a better way. How so? Well, for thousands of years flowers have been used for medicinal purposes, so in a literal way they have helped many people. Some flowers also have historical value; others are considered sacred and many are used in religious ceremonies. What about when someone is sick or not feeling well? Don’t we give them flowers to cheer them up? Or perhaps you use flowers for other special occasions in your life. There is also something else flowers are well known for. Have you guessed it? That’s right! Their sweet scent. Many flowers have a strong smell, others have a softer smell and some have no smell at all! That’s one side of the coin, but on the other…did you know some flowers smell like rotten meat? Does that sound awful? But even this scent fulfills a purpose and helps nature to thrive. Ultimately, flowers are a delightful part of nature’s wonders. So whether sweet or ‘rotten,’ take a moment and dive into the amazing world of colorful plants!
|Author||: Melissa Rose|
The Beautiful Truth is a book about a spiritual journey where one young woman finds the strength she needs in the Lord. It's an inspirational book about finding beauty in the world even through its flaws. If you like poetry and want to be inspired in your heart and in your soul I recommend taking the time to read this book. The Beautiful Truth is about looking to the future with hope and trying to find the good in this world so that our children and grandchildren will live in peace and prosperity.
|Author||: David Tabatsky|
|Editor||: St. Martin's Press|
A charming, delightfully photographed tribute to the older dog, with essays and poetry. Gandhi once said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way that its animals are treated." How people regard older animals is especially revealing. Beautiful Old Dogs is a heartfelt, emotional, passionate tribute to old dogs. It will inspire many readers to get involved in senior dog rescue and adoption, as it honors our senior best friends and explores their current state of care and custody in an informative appendix. This book features the exquisite photography of the late Garry Gross, a noted fashion photographer during the 60s, 70s and 80s who, after becoming a highly successful dog trainer in New York City, turned his camera lens towards dogs. Gross, along with Victoria Stilwell from Animal Planet's It's Me or the Dog, founded Dog Trainers of New York in 2002, and became devoted to highlighting the plight and value of senior dogs. "The older the better," Gross said. "Dogs with soul in their eyes."David Tabatsky has collected Gross's photographs here, and carefully curated an accompanying selection of moving, insightful, funny, and uplifting essays and short pieces by a range of writers, with contributions from Anna Quindlen, Ally Sheedy, Christopher Durang, Doris Day, Dean Koontz, Marlo Thomas, and many more.
|Author||: Mei HuaKaiLe|
An official writing about the skills of an official and how to rise through the ranks; a handbook about how to use a conspiracy to succeed. Let's see how the Red Second Generation Luo Tianyun and the Nong Second Generation Ma Yingjie can leverage their strength to reach the pinnacle of power one step at a time. A car accident had taken the lives of the mayor's wife and daughter. And Ma Yingjie, the mayor's secretary, accidentally discovered one of Mayor Luo Tianyun's big secrets