Here I Am
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|Author||: Jonathan Safran Foer|
|Editor||: Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
Instant New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of 2016 A Time Magazine Top 10 Novel of 2016 A Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2016 “Dazzling . . . A profound novel about the claims of identity, history, family, and the burdens of a broken world.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s “Fresh Air” In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” before ordering him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” before asking him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others’? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in eleven years—a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy. Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home—and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear. Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer’s most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. It not only confirms Foer’s stature as a dazzling literary talent but reveals a novelist who has fully come into his own as one of our most important writers.
|Author||: Patti Kim|
"Tells the story in pictures of a family newly immigrated to the United Sates and the challenges of starting a life in a new place"--Provided by publisher.
|Author||: Pauline Holdstock|
Sometimes I forget that MyMum is dead. But that is probably better than remembering. When Frankie’s mother dies, the six-year-old comes up with a plan: go to France, find a police station, and ask the officers to ring his father—and so begins Giller-nominated Pauline Holdstock’s eighth novel. Narrated in turns by Frankie, who likes cheese, numbers, the sea when it’s pink and “smooth like counting,” and being alone when he feels bad, and a cast of characters that includes his Gran and his father, Here I Am! is a mesmerizing story about innocence lost and found.
|Author||: Andy Hawthorne|
|Editor||: David C Cook|
Here I Am fills readers with a passion for God, personal holiness, and the renewal of the church and wider world. It captures the tension between the power of God’s Word and that of personal stories, combining fresh teaching from Andy Hawthorne with first-hand testimonies from people transformed by Jesus Christ. Equipped with relevant and thought-provoking discussion questions and a series of short videos for personal reflection or group discussion, this resource provides an encouraging reminder of the impact the gospel can have.
|Author||: Jean Little|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
Kate Bloomfield is back! And she's got a lot to say -- about school and friends and parents, about cartwheels (she can't do them), about parsnips (she won't eat them), about being alone and being herself, about life and love...even about Dave Nelson, who doesn't know she's alive. Outspoken, funny, sometimes confused but always observant, Kate is writing it all down -- "Hey World, Here I Am!" Notable Children's Books of 1989 (ALA) Best Books of 1989 (SLJ) Notable 1989 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) Children's Books of 1989 (Library of Congress) 1989 Children's Books (NY Public Library)
|Author||: Alan Huffman|
|Editor||: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.|
“Not only does Huffman bring Tim back to life . . . but he also leads us through some of the most harrowing combat of our generation” (Sebastian Junger, New York Times–bestselling author of Tribe). Tim Hetherington (1970–2011) was one of the world’s most distinguished and dedicated photojournalists, whose career was tragically cut short when he died in a mortar blast while covering the Libyan Civil War. Someone far less interested in professional glory than revealing to the world the realities of people living in extremely difficult circumstances, Hetherington nonetheless won many awards for his war reporting, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his critically acclaimed documentary, Restrepo. In Here I Am, Alan Huffman tells Hetherington’s life story, and through it analyses, what it means to be a war reporter in the twenty-first century. Huffman recounts the camerman’s life from his first interest in photography and war reporting, through his critical role in reporting the Liberian Civil War, to his tragic death in Libya. Huffman also traces Hetherington’s photographic milestones, from his iconic and prize-winning pictures of Liberian children, to the celebrated portraits of sleeping US soldiers in Afghanistan. “A powerfully written biography . . . This is poignant imagery and metaphor for the entire body of this extraordinary artist and humanist’s life.” —The Huffington Post “Huffman excels at heightening the drama, depicting the rapid-fire action and constant danger of working among soldiers and guerrillas engaged in battle.” —The Boston Globe “Huffman vividly chronicles the short life of a man drawn to danger zones to capture the horrors of modern warfare.” —Los Angeles Times “Celebrate[s] Tim Hetherington’s life . . . Recount[s] his last days in Libya in excruciating detail.” —Time
|Author||: Kathi Frankel|
Here I Am is a poem for parents to read to their babies. Whether your baby is full term and able to lie comfortably on your chest, or if your baby is spending the first hours in an isolate, this poem describes your baby's feelings. After each page, look at your baby and wait. Watch for small responses. Your baby will hear you. Your baby will know you. Here I Am helps us attend to the soul of who we are. Let the words roll slowly from you to your baby. Gather comfort around the joy of new life, allowing the calm moments to focus your thoughts, connecting your family as one. This book is for caregivers, parents and families to read to their newborn baby.
|Author||: Brittany Rust|
|Editor||: Chosen Books|
Constant noise and distraction clamor for our attention and make it difficult to distinguish God's voice from the voices surrounding us--both internal and external. We can be immobilized by fear of failure and our own insecurities, leaving us uncertain that it is God's voice we hear. A fresh voice for a new generation, Brittany Rust teaches believers how to discern the voice of God and live out the plans God has for them by · silencing the other voices so it's God's voice that prevails · tuning out the world and tuning in to the voice of God · gaining the confidence to step out in faith It's time for us to separate the loud, external distractions from the quiet whisper of our beautiful God, who promises us that when we call his name, he is ready to respond.
|Author||: Betty Pack|
|Editor||: Author House|
Military novels tend to focus more closely on the soldier’s experience than those of the family and friends left at home. In this contemplative book, Pack sheds light on those often-forgotten stories, writing about several people who are parents and relatives of young men at war. Set in a Texas-Mexico border town at the beginning of the Gulf War, book will hit home for any military family member.
|Author||: Rochelle Alers|
|Editor||: Kimani Press|
Born into a real-estate dynasty, Brandt Wainwright chose football over the family business, and now he's a Super Bowl MVP. That streak of good fortune runs out the day Brandt crashes his SUV into a tree. During the long recuperation, the fun-loving quarterback becomes cranky and sullen—until private nurse Ciara Dennison shows up for duty. Ciara has zero interest in sports, or in tall, blond jocks with overblown egos. She's dated a man in the public eye before, and she's not repeating that mistake. Somehow Brandt keeps breaking down all her defenses, seeing through her facade to the sexy free spirit underneath. But once his recovery is complete, will he return to the celebrity life he knew—or choose the woman who can fulfill his dreams?
|Author||: Ashley LeMieux|
Learn to move through pain to find clarity and healing using author, entrepreneur, and social media influencer Ashley LeMieux’s unique “Clarity Mapping” tool that will inspire and empower you to chart a course toward the future you deserve. In her debut memoir, Born to Shine, founder of The Shine Project Ashley LeMieux shared life-changing lessons found in the darkest seasons of life. I Am Here continues her journey to healing and transformation using the process she developed called “Clarity Mapping.” This tangible tool walks the readers through setting intentions, understanding why they are worthy of the life of their dreams, identifying the things they carry that no longer serve them, noticing the people they can serve, and finally, identifying the truest version of themselves. I Am Here will help women reframe their thoughts, reimagine their lives, and reclaim their power, helping them determine priorities and create a plan to start moving toward their dreams.
|Author||: Curt DeWitt|
|Editor||: Review and Herald Pub Assoc|
But God had a different plan-and a sense of humor. God set Curt on a surprising, exhilarating journey that led him to become (you guessed it!) a pastor and missionary who worked with teens. When Curt moved to Africa as a missionary, he found himself fighting off spitting cobras, hearing accounts of man-eating lions, helping capture criminals, and spiritually wrestling with the powers of darkness. In this hilarious account of his African adventures Curt proves that ending up where you least expected can be more fun, exciting, and satisfying than you ever imagined. Book jacket.
|Author||: Joann Condrey|
|Editor||: Nyreepress Publishing|
Have you ever desired a closer walk with God? Joann Rosario Condrey (Internationally known worship leader and minister) takes her sisters on a 40 day journey to discover a more intimate relationship with God. Daily inspiration, life lessons and prayer are the basis for this devotional.
|Author||: Bndicte Guettier|
Country of Origin: France Watch the wolf put on his trousers, his T-shirt, his socks and more. But what is his plan once he's fully dressed? Careful - he might bite! This French best-selling board book has extra-thick board pages and strong cloth binding that will withstand many reads. Features bold illustrations and simple text, great for reading aloud with a fun ending guaranteed to get giggles. Perfect for discussing getting dressed and different items of clothing.
|Author||: Quentin J. Schultze|
|Editor||: Baker Books|
Struggling to discern God's call is not uncommon. Many people wrestle with understanding what God has planned for them. Here I Am solves part of the mystery by distinguishing between one's shared vocation and particular life stations. Stations include jobs, situations, and relationships, and they change often. But vocation, for Christians especially, remains the same-to apply faith as caretakers of God's world. Here I Am explains how to be caring followers of Jesus in every station of life. It offers practical ways to strive for excellence, celebrate leisure, nurture community, and cultivate a legacy. This book is for students, those seeking satisfaction in their work, and anyone seeking a renewed sense of God's call. They will discover how to care about and for the world, participating in God's renewal of all things.
|Author||: Leonard Felder|
|Editor||: Shambhala Publications|
During stressful times, it’s easy to get caught up in feeling anxious, tense, foggy, and overloaded. Here, a popular psychologist shares easy-to-use techniques for managing and rebalancing these emotions and helps you to find your calm, strong center. Dr. Leonard Felder draws from his work with clients over the last thirty years, and incorporates traditional Jewish prayers and blessings that have been used for centuries to refocus the mind. The author has a long history of multi-faith counseling and dialogue and has made these stress-management practices resonant with people of all religious backgrounds who are looking for more awareness, clarity, and calmness when faced with stress-related emotions. In this book you'll learn how to: • Regain your equilibrium when you feel pulled in too many directions • Outsmart your moody, anxious brain • Know when to intervene and when to let go in a situation • Respond with wisdom when someone treats you harshly • Find inner quiet and peace when you feel agitated • And much more In each chapter, Felder includes examples drawn from his client's experiences and explanations from mind-body psychology and neuroscience to support the effectiveness of this kind of mindfulness practice.
|Author||: Kazuki Takamatsu|
The volume is the first monograph by the Japanese artist Kazuki Takamatsu, published on the occasion of his comeback with the solo show "Even a Doll Can Do It", from February 14th to April 4th, at the Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome, the diamond point in the European Pop Surrealist scene.The artist puts up feminine bodies, half dolls, with japanese features, painted in black and white through the depth mapping technique, which gets from digital research to gouache and acrylic painting, achieving a multilayered and tridimensional effect, full of transparencies, inspired by the holograms and the X-ray vision.The book, with its elegant cover and numerous images, allows the reader to discover Kazuki Takamatsu's iconography, its roots - from nature to manga - and the dialogue between popular culture, technology and the study of moods and states of mind. The result is an intimate universe, permeated by melancholy, in which the choice of monochromatism recalls the fight between the good and the evil, the marginal area between the light and the darkness.
|Author||: Chef Kimberly Brock Brown Cepc Cca Ace,Kimberly Brock Brown|
Can you name 5 African American Chefs or Executive Pastry Chefs of fine dining establishments? Where are the women and minorities culinary students who make up the majority in culinary classrooms yet are missing in action from the top of the line? Chef Kimberly Brock Brown, CEPC, CCA, ACE, AAC opens up and shares her story and some great recipes to help answer the questions of why there are too few female Chefs or African American Executive Chefs-Sweet or Savory leading in today's kitchens. Could it be European dominance, male superiority or just too much heat in the kitchen that keeps women from getting the managerial titles and positions? With focus and determination to succeed in this surprisingly male dominated field, Chef Kimberly details the trials and tribulations of personal and professional achievements used to achieve her goal of becoming a Certified Chef and teaching other Junior Culinarians how to be better stewards of their own destiny. Learning to embrace what makes you happy while helping others along the path will always bring the best gifts life has to offer; satisfaction and having peace of mind will ensure immeasurable rewards and compensations. Women can be mothers, wives, students or all of the aforementioned and still succeed in managing the demands of the kitchen and the people associated with it. People of color do have the drive and determination needed to be the Executive Chef when they plan the work and work the plan. We need to wake up, step up and make it happen. Go get what is rightfully yours to have once you have prepared yourself, put in the time to get the experience and qualifications. Don't just sit on the sidelines hoping to get noticed or included.
|Author||: Marianne Thamm|
|Editor||: Penguin Random House South Africa|
More than just a story about the personal journey of one of South Africa's most beloved music icons, this extraordinary memoir of PJ Powers - or Thandeka, as she was affectionately renamed by Soweto crowds - is set against the turbulent backdrop of South Africa's recent political history. It features a gallery of political leaders and international celebrities, including the likes of Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel, Chris Hani, Joaquim Chissano, Queen Elizabeth II, Brenda Fassie, Sharon Stone and Robert De Niro. On Republic Day 1982, a white rock and roll band called Hotline, wearing stonewashed jeans and sporting big hair, took an accidental sho't left into Soweto - a detour that forever changed the life of their lead singer, PJ Powers. Hotline was the first all-white rock and roll band to "cross over" into highly segregated apartheid South Africa, making international headlines in the process. The prolific Powers went on to accomplish extraordinary heights as a solo artist with countless gold and platinum discs. Here I Am, written with Marianne Thamm, is an intimate and hilarious account of the life and times of one of this country's most recognisable and enduring performers. From the dizzying heights of international stardom to the dark depths of her struggle with alcohol, this is a must-read to explore the heady mix of politics and music of the time.