It was supposed to be one night. But then it became so much more. She’s pregnant. Sierra: I never anticipated the two pink lines, the shock of pregnancy, from one night with Denver Kane. Sure, I’ve been hot for him since before he realized I existed. But that doesn’t mean he’s about to become a family man. Even if I’m having his baby. Denver: She was off-limits, my little sister’s best friend. Until I crossed the line, not knowing it would change everything. Now she’s pregnant and my future looks different. I want to share in her sunny optimism and believe in new beginnings. Except I’m not cut out for it. Not anymore. But I can’t walk away from her, from them, and the crazy thing is, I don’t want to.
The essays in this volume offer an approach to the history of moral and political philosophy that takes its inspiration from John Rawls. The distinctive feature of this approach is to address substantive normative questions in moral and political philosophy through an analysis of the texts and theories of major figures in the history of the subject: Aristotle, Hobbes, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, and Marx. By reconstructing the core of these theories in a way that is informed by contemporary theoretical concerns, the contributors show how the history of the subject is a resource for understanding present and perennial problems in moral and political philosophy.
In Reclaiming Lives, Rosalie Giffoniello, an American teacher, overcomes her personal struggles of insecurity and dependency and finds her identity by providing educational opportunities for destitute children in the slums of Kolkata (Calcutta), India. Each page abounds with hope, inspiration and fulfillment for countless children who reclaim their lives through Rosalie's determination ... as she joyously reclaims her own. "I'm bent on empowering children here in the Kolkata slums, reclaiming their lives. But, of course, I'm also, really, reclaiming my own. The journey hasn't been easy. At each juncture, I was beset with fears and doubts, never given room for complacency or ease. Though scarred by mistakes and misgivings, the journey has been made, not a single step has been wasted." —Rosalie Giffoniello. Reclaiming Lives is dedicated to the disadvantaged and disabled children of Kolkata who inspired Rosalie to reach her potential while they struggled to reach theirs. Inspiring, witty, 5 stars.
Parents, what do you want for your children? What if, as they graduate from high school and emerge into young adulthood they: Love Jesus Walk in anointing Have a playful spirit Choose faith-adventure Are strong Run with courage toward their destiny These are the very characteristics that God developed in King David during his childhood in a hidden shepherd's field. But now, what if you discovered that our modern day parenting philosophy is running a bulldozer through the very ecosystem where these qualities are best developed? Brave Parents, Courageous Kids will expose the toxic myths of modern parenting and show you how to cultivate the best environment in order to raise children who, like David, love Jesus, love life, and live brave.
For fifty years the truth about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has been obscured. This book releases us from a crippling distortion of American history. At 1:00 p.m. on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was pronounced dead, the victim of a sniper attack during his motorcade through Dallas. That may be the only fact generally agreed upon in the vast literature spawned by the assassination. National polls reveal that an overwhelming majority of Americans (75%) believe that there was a high-level conspiracy behind Lee Harvey Oswald. Many even believe that Oswald was entirely innocent. In this continuously absorbing, powerful, ground-breaking book, Vincent Bugliosi shows how we have come to believe such lies about an event that changed the course of history. The brilliant prosecutor of Charles Manson and the man who forged an iron-clad case of circumstantial guilt around O. J. Simpson in his best-selling Outrage Bugliosi is perhaps the only man in America capable of writing the definitive book on the Kennedy assassination. This is an achievement that has for years seemed beyond reach. No one imagined that such a book would ever be written: a single volume that once and for all resolves, beyond any reasonable doubt, every lingering question as to what happened in Dallas and who was responsible. There have been hundreds of books about the assassination, but there has never been a book that covers the entire case, including addressing every piece of evidence and each and every conspiracy theory, and the facts, or alleged facts, on which they are based. In this monumental work, the author has raised scholarship on the assassination to a new and final level, one that far surpasses all other books on the subject. It adds resonance, depth, and closure to the admirable work of the Warren Commission. Reclaiming History is a narrative compendium of fact, forensic evidence, reexamination of key witnesses, and common sense. Every detail and nuance is accounted for, every conspiracy theory revealed as a fraud on the American public. Bugliosi's irresistible logic, command of the evidence, and ability to draw startling inferences shed fresh light on this American nightmare. At last it all makes sense. Some images in this ebook are not displayed due to permissions issues.
Draws on the author's experience with an after-school program dedicated to empowering girls through puppy rescue to show parents and educators how to help girls become confident leaders during the most formative stage in their development.
Riveting Race against the Clock to Save a Young Woman's Life A storm the size of Texas brews when Gloria Powell and Kai Chang meet in a Dallas hotel. They have come to discuss the future of Lily, the daughter Gloria adopted from China and the sister Kai hopes to reclaim. Kai is a doctor who had to give up her little sister during the Cultural Revolution and has since discovered that an inherited genetic defect may be waiting to fatally strike Lily. Gloria's relationship with her daughter is tattered and strained, and the arrival of Kai, despite the woman's apparent good intentions, makes Gloria fearful. Gloria longs to restore her relationship with Lily, but in the wake of this potentially devastating diagnosis, is Kai an answer to prayer...or will her arrival force Gloria to sacrifice more than she ever imagined?