Let That Be the Reason

Let That Be the Reason
Author: Vickie M. Stringer
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1416570691
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Release: 2009-03-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From literary icon and Essence bestselling author of Imagine This and Dirty Red comes forth the classic urban novel that launched Vickie Stringer's wildly successful career -- Let That Be the Reason. This is the remix. Based on Stringer's real-life experiences, this epic tale has changed the face of contemporary literature and continues to resonate and provide voice to thousands of urban readers as a cautionary tale of will and redemption. Pamela Xavier is a young woman left for dead by her drug-dealing boyfriend, Chino. With stacks of bills, no food in the fridge, and a baby on the way, Pammy turns to the streets for survival. Her back against the wall, Pammy relies on her alter ego, Carmen, to guide her through the male-dominated game and to achieve what she thinks will buy back her life and her happiness: money. In no time, Carmen graduates from call-girl service to leader of a major drug cartel -- all to raise her son so he may never know her same pain and struggle. But with money on her mind, Carmen soon realizes that the perilous choices and consequences of the game come at a much higher cost than she could ever have imagined. Let That Be the Reason in this collector's edition, including additional chapters and dialogue, is a true-to-life saga of a woman's love, ambition to survive, forgiveness, and salvation.

Come Let Us Reason

Come Let Us Reason
Author: Paul Copan,William Lane Craig
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781433672200
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Release: 2012
Editor: B&H Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Divine hiddenness, naturalism, Zeitgeist: The Movie, Hinduism. Addressing contemporary challenges to the church, nineteen respected modern Christian apologists offer thoughtful new essays on culture, the historical Jesus, other religions, and more.

Consultation and Cultural Heritage

Consultation and Cultural Heritage
Author: Claudia Nissley,Thomas F King
Pages: 175
ISBN: 9781315431765
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Release: 2016-06-16
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This pragmatic guide to consultation in cultural heritage and environmental impact management distills decades of experience by two of the leading figures in this area. Claudia Nissley and Tom King reject the idea that consulting with communities and other stakeholders is merely checking off a box on the list of tasks required to implement a project. Instead, they show government agencies and project sponsors how to find the relevant parties, to discuss the project in an open and continuous fashion, to consider alternative strategies, and to seek agreement that meets everyone’s needs. The authors also provide useful guidance to community leaders and other stakeholders to represent their interests in the consultation process. Complete with practical suggestions and cases of successful (and less successful) consultation projects, Consultation and Cultural Heritage is a book that no one involved in this field should be without.

The Vickie M Stringer Collection

The Vickie M  Stringer Collection
Author: Vickie M. Stringer
Pages: 880
ISBN: 9781451698909
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Release: 2012-08-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Vicki M. Stringer, “the reigning queen of urban fiction” (Publishers Weekly), three exciting novels that will keep you coming back for more. Let That Be the Reason Let That Be the Reason begins when a drug dealer abandons his girlfriend Pamela Xavier, leaving her with nothing but a stack of bills, an empty refrigerator, and an impending eviction notice. Backed in a corner and with no prospects in sight, Pamela decides to get her hustle on. Transforming herself into Carmen, she learns to deal with the streets, the playas, the drug lords, and of course the law—by any means necessary. In no time, she is running a call-girl service, a fencing operation, and a drug cartel—all while still being a mom. Carmen wants money, but she also wants happiness. The problem is, she doesn’t quite understand what real happiness is and what real love means—or what it all costs. Imagine This Imagine This continues the saga of Pamela as she does jail time and has to decide who she really is: Pamela, a woman who, more than anything, loves her son and wants to be there to raise him; or Carmen, the ruthless baller, who does the crime, serves the time, and honors, at any expense, the code of the street. The Reason Why Pamela was a naive coed from Detroit, going to classes by day and clubs by night. The hottest spot was Jazzy Jay’s and that’s where one of the guys slipped his gun in her pocketbook, knowing that the police who had just descended on the club wouldn’t check the girls for weapons. She didn’t know his name or anything other than he was cute and charming. But, when she tracked him down to return his property, she found out his name was Chino, his game was hustling, and his plan was to make her his woman—and give her more than she ever bargained for out of life, love, and the pursuit of money.

Come Let Us Reason

Come  Let Us Reason
Author: Norman L. Geisler,Ronald M. Brooks
Pages: 232
ISBN: 0801038367
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Release: 1990-08-01
Editor: Baker Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The perfect introductory textbook, this simplified study of logic prepares readers to reason thoughtfully and to spot illogic in an argument.

The Untethered Soul EasyRead Large Bold Edition

The Untethered Soul  EasyRead Large Bold Edition
Author: Michael A. Singer
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9781458727343
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Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The chapters of this book are nothing but mirrors for seeing your ''self'' from different angles. And though the journey we are about to embark on is an inner one, it will draw upon every aspect of your life. The only requirement asked of you is the willingness to honestly look at yourself in the most natural, intuitive manner. Remember, if we are seeking the root of ''self,'' what we are actually seeking is you. As you read through these pages, you will find that you know much more than you thought you did about some very deep subjects. The fact is, you already know how to find yourself; you have just gotten distracted and disoriented. Once refocused, you will realize that you not only have the ability to find yourself, you have the ability to free yourself. Whether you choose to do so or not is entirely up to you. But upon completion of your journey through these chapters, there will be no more confusion, no more lack of empowerment, and no more blaming others. You will know exactly what must be done. And should you choose to devote yourself to the ongoing journey of self-realization, you will develop a tremendous sense of respect for who you really are. It is only then that you will come to appreciate the full depth of meaning in the advice: ''This above all: to thine own self be true.'' ---- Introduction

Come Let Us Reason Together

Come  Let Us Reason Together
Author: Baruch Maoz
Pages: 254
ISBN: 1596384069
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Release: 2012
Editor: P & R Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"People from a Jewish background face difficult choices when they come to trust in Jesus. To be Jewish, maintains Baruch Maoz, is a blessing from God. But how should Jewish Christians worship? If they join churches, there is real risk of assimilation. But if they establish synagogues, Gentile Christians feel excluded. Some Jewish Christians have tried to solve these problems through Messianic Judaism, which allows them to proclaim Jesus as Messiah while retaining Jewish lifestyle and worship. Baruch Maoz maintains that the two cannot so easily be combined. He maintains that it is possible to be both Christian and Jewish without Messianic Judaism, and he points the way for Jewish Christians to retain their cultural identity without losing fellowship with other Christians" -- BACK COVER.

In Defense of Looting

In Defense of Looting
Author: Vicky Osterweil
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781645036678
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Release: 2020-08-25
Editor: Bold Type Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fresh argument for rioting and looting as our most powerful tools for dismantling white supremacy Looting--a crowd of people publicly, openly, and directly seizing goods--is one of the more extreme actions that can take place in the midst of social unrest. Even self-identified radicals distance themselves from looters, fearing that violent tactics reflect badly on the broader movement. But Vicky Osterweil argues that stealing goods and destroying property are direct, pragmatic strategies of wealth redistribution and improving life for the working class--not to mention the brazen messages these methods send to the police and the state. All our beliefs about the innate righteousness of property and ownership, Osterweil explains, are built on the history of anti-Black, anti-Indigenous oppression. From slave revolts to labor strikes to the modern-day movements for climate change, Black lives, and police abolition, Osterweil makes a convincing case for rioting and looting as weapons that bludgeon the status quo while uplifting the poor and marginalized. In Defense of Looting is a history of violent protest sparking social change, a compelling reframing of revolutionary activism, and a practical vision for a dramatically restructured society.

An Answer to the Question What is Enlightenment

An Answer to the Question   What is Enlightenment
Author: Immanuel Kant
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780141957739
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Release: 2013-09-26
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Immanuel Kant was one of the most influential philosophers in the whole of Europe, who changed Western thought with his examinations of reason and the nature of reality. In these writings he investigates human progress, civilization, morality and why, to be truly enlightened, we must all have the freedom and courage to use our own intellect. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Imagine This

Imagine This
Author: Vickie M. Stringer
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781416525141
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Release: 2009-12-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Imagine This is the sequel to Vickie Stringer's bestselling Let That Be the Reason, her stunning debut novel based on life as she knew it in the shocking underworld of the sex and drug trade. Vickie Stringer has gained a legion of fans for her portrayal of Pamela, a.k.a. Carmen, a woman who had it all but lost out when the love of her life left her penniless and alone to raise their son. Pamela refuses to remain powerless, though. She pulls herself up, becomes a major hustler in the street game, gains independence, and makes big money -- but the consequences are more dreadful than she ever imagined. Imagine This continues the saga of Pamela as she does jail time and has to decide who she really is: Pamela, a woman who, more than anything, loves her son and wants to be there to raise him; or Carmen, the ruthless baller, who does the crime, serves the time, and honors, at any expense, the code of the street.

Come Let Us Reason

Come Let Us Reason
Author: Paul Copan,William Lane Craig
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781433675997
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Release: 2012-03-01
Editor: B&H Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Come Let Us Reason is the third book in a series on modern Christian apologetics that began with the popular Passionate Conviction and Contending with Christianity’s Critics. The nineteen essays here raise classical philosophical questions in fresh ways, address contemporary challenges for the church, and will deepen the thinking of the next generation of apologists. Packed with dynamic topical discussions and informed by the latest scholarship, the book’s major sections are: • Apologetics, Culture, and the Kingdom of God • The God Question • The Gospels and the Historical Jesus • Ancient Israel and Other Religions • Christian Uniqueness and the World’s Religions Contributors include J. P. Moreland (“Four Degrees of Postmodernism”), William Lane Craig (“Objections So Bad That I Couldn’t Have Made Them Up”), Gary R. Habermas (“How to Respond When God Gives You the Silent Treatment”), Craig Keener (“Gospel Truth: The Historical Reliability of the Gospels”), and Paul Copan (“Does the Old Testament Endorse Slavery?”).

The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus
Author: Albert Camus
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780141914176
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Release: 2013-10-31
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this profound and moving philosophical statement, Camus poses the fundamental question: Is life worth living? If human existence holds no significance, what can keep us from suicide? As Camus argues, if there is no God to give meaning to our lives, humans must take on that purpose themselves. This is our 'absurd' task, like Sisyphus forever rolling his rock up a hill, as the inevitability of death constantly overshadows us. Written during the bleakest days of the Second World War, The Myth of Sisyphus argues for an acceptance of reality that encompasses revolt, passion and, above all, liberty. This volume contains several other essays, including lyrical evocations of the sunlit cities of Algiers and Oran, the settings of his great novels The Outsider and The Plague. Albert Camus is the author of a number of best-selling and highly influential works, all of which are published by Penguin. They include The Fall, The Outsider and The First Man. He is remembered as one of the few writers to have shaped the intellectual climate of post-war France, but beyond that, his fame has been international. Translated by Justin O'Brien With an Introduction by James Wood

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People
Author: Dale Carnegie
Pages: 195
ISBN:
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Release: 2020-09-02
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the present book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie says, “You can make someone want to do what you want them to do by seeing the situation from the other person’s point of view and arousing in the other person an eager want.” You learn how to make people like you, win people over to your way of thinking, and change people without causing offense or arousing resentment. For instance, “let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers” and “talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.” This book is all about building relationships. With good relationships, personal and business successes are easy and swift to achieve. Twelve Ways to Win People to Your Way of Thinking 1. The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it. 2. Show respect for the other person's opinions. Never say "You're wrong." 3. If you're wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically. 4. Begin in a friendly way. 5. Start with questions to which the other person will answer yes. 6. Let the other person do a great deal of the talking. 7. Let the other person feel the idea is his or hers. 8. Try honestly to see things from the other person's point of view. 9. Be sympathetic with the other person's ideas and desires. 10. Appeal to the nobler motives. 11. Dramatize your ideas. 12.Throw down a challenge.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Author: Richard Bach
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780684846842
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Release: 1970-09-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Because he spends so much time perfecting his flying form instead of concentrating on getting food, a seagull is ostracized by the rest of the flock.

The Persuaders

The Persuaders
Author: James Garvey
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781848316980
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Release: 2016-02-04
Editor: Icon Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'A work of engaging pop philosophy and accessible social science [and] a boisterous dissection of the forces jellifying our minds' Sunday Times Includes brand new material covering the US election and Brexit Every day, many people will try to change your mind, but they won’t reason with you. Instead, you’ll be nudged, anchored, incentivised and manipulated in barely noticeable ways. It’s a profound shift in the way we interact with one another. Philosopher James Garvey explores the hidden story of persuasion and the men and women in the business of changing our minds. From the covert PR used to start the first Gulf War to the neuromarketing of products to appeal to our unconscious minds, he reveals the dark arts practised by professional persuaders. How did we end up with a world where beliefs are mass-produced by lobbyists and PR firms? Could Google or Facebook swing elections? Are new kinds of persuasion making us less likely to live happy, decent lives in an open, peaceful world? Is it too late, or can we learn to listen to reason again? The Persuaders is a call to think again about how we think now.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous
Author: Alcoholics Anonymous
Pages: 410
ISBN: 1258461803
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Release: 2012-08
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Better Angels of Our Nature

The Better Angels of Our Nature
Author: Steven Pinker
Pages: 802
ISBN: 9780143122012
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Release: 2012-09
Editor: Penguin Group USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a controversial history of violence which argues that today's world is the most peaceful time in human existence, drawing on psychological insights into intrinsic values that are causing people to condemn violence as an acceptable measure.

Come Let Us Reason Together

Come  Let Us Reason Together
Author: J.A. Ludwig
Pages: 110
ISBN: 9781490868189
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Release: 2015-02-09
Editor: WestBow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is designed to get your group talking as you learn (or re-learn) Biblical truths in a memorable way by utilizing unique, practical lessons with personal and original story illustrations. Originally from the island of Grand Manan, New Brunswick, J.A. Ludwig now resides in the farming community of Sussex, New Brunswick. As a mother of three and a Bible study/youth/young adult Sunday school leader, Ludwig was never your average small town lady. But is anyone? God took a shy girl that no one noticed and used her passion for Him to share His message in a unique and personal way to touch many lives. From prayer groups to sharing in churches, her answer was always yes when she felt God’s “nudge.” When a former pastor was asked to say a word about Ludwig and her calling to write this book, this was what he shared: “I have known J.A. Ludwig for nearly 25 years. In that time, I have watched her go through bad times and good with the help of God’s great grace. She was a tremendous encouragement to me during my ministry years on Grand Manan. She led an in-home bible study which I was privileged to be a part of. Her work was always original and came from the heart of God. She also led our youth ministry with equal passion, always caring for and concerned for the less fortunate. This book she has written will encourage you and help you find a path through the times of your life that might seem impossible to maneuver through. It has been written with the same passion and grace she has lived her life by and like always, it is her experience—not a book lesson from someone else’s material. So I encourage you to read it and be blessed.” —Rev. Scott Lewis

Let There Be Light Catholic for a Reason IV

Let There Be Light  Catholic for a Reason IV
Author: Leon Suprenant,Maureen Suprenant
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781940329741
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Release: 2007-06-01
Editor: Emmaus Road Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawing on Blessed Pope John Paul II’s letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae, authors Leon and Maureen Suprenant begin this essay by sharing their experiences of the Rosary, and how this simple, time-honored prayer shaped their own childhoods and guided them eventually back to the faith of their youth. They focus on the Luminous Mysteries, and how these mysteries give us a beautiful opportunity for meditation on the public ministry of our Lord, which is so pertinent for families today. Wrapping things up, they discuss practical aspects of the Rosary, and show how it can be a powerful tool to unite families and provide an oasis of peace in the hectic days of family life.

Let That Be the Reason

Let That Be the Reason
Author: Vickie M. Stringer
Pages: 285
ISBN: 0970247206
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Release: 2001-07-01
Editor: Vickie Stringer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A gritty novel based on true life story of a female hustler "Carmen."