Walk to Beautiful

Walk to Beautiful
Author: Mr. Jimmy Wayne
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9780718021856
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Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

* NEW YORK TIME BEST SELLER* Imagine yourself a thirteen-year-old hundreds of miles away from home, in a strange city, and your mom leaves you at a bus station parking lot and drives off into the night with her lover. That’s the real life story of country music star Jimmy Wayne. It’s a miracle that Jimmy survived being hungry and homeless, bouncing in and out of the foster care system, and sleeping in the streets. But he didn’t just overcome great adversity in his life; he now uses his country music platform to help children everywhere, especially teenagers in foster care who are about to age out of the system. Walk to Beautiful is the powerfully emotive account of Jimmy’s horrendous childhood and the love shown him by Russell and Bea Costner, the elderly couple who gave him a stable home and provided the chance to complete his education. Jimmy says of Bea, “She changed every cell in my body.” It also chronicles Jimmy’s rise to fame in the music industry and his Meet Me Halfway campaign: his walk halfway across America, 1,700 miles from Nashville to Phoenix, to raise awareness for foster kids. Join Jimmy on his walk to beautiful and see how one person really can make a difference. ENDORSEMENTS “If your story could use a better chapter, take inspiration from Jimmy’s.” —Max Lucado, New York Times Best-Selling Author “It reads like a movie to me, and if so, I’ll be the first one in a seat to see it.” —Dolly Parton “Walk to Beautiful will open your eyes to the hurting people around you.” —Frank Harrison, Chairman and CEO, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated; Chairman and Cofounder, With Open Eyes

A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781455588558
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Release: 2014-09-09
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NOVEL LEARNING SERIES(TM) A WALK TO REMEMBER by Nicholas Sparks STUDENT EDITION "When I was seventeen, my life changed forever . . . " So begins Nicholas Sparks's touching tale of Landon Carter, a teenage boy living in the small town of Beaufort, North Carolina in the late 1950s. Landon is a typical teenager who just wants to have a fun senior year before heading off to college. The last thing he anticipated is Jamie Sullivan, the sweet, pious daughter of the town's Baptist minister. But on the evening of Beaufort's annual Christmas pageant, Landon will undergo a change of heart that will forever alter the course of his life. In the months that follow, Landon discovers truths that it takes most people a lifetime to learn-truths about the nature of beauty, the joy of giving, the pain of loss, and, most of all, the transformational power of love. With a NOVEL LEARNING SERIES(TM) Student Guide · Questions about the text after every few chapters check your comprehension · Quizzes throughout help you prepare for standardized tests with SAT- and ACT-style questions using vocabulary and grammar from the book · Sample writing prompts and essays at the end guide you through the elements of an above-average, average, and below-average essay-and explain why!

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World

The Most Beautiful Walk in the World
Author: John Baxter
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0062092057
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Release: 2011-05-24
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Aman with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tick.” —Newsday Fromthe author of Immoveable Feast and We’ll Always Have Paris comes aguided tour of the most beautiful walks through the City of Light, includingthe favorite walking routes of the many of the acclaimed artists and writerswho have called Paris their home. Baxter highlights hidden treasures along theSeine, treasured markets at Place d’Aligre, thefavorite ambles of Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and Sylvia Beach, andmore, in a series of intimate vignettes that evoke the best parts of Paris’smany charms. Baxter’s unforgettable chronicle reveals how walking is the bestway to experience romance, history, and pleasures off the beaten path . . . notonly of La Ville-Lumière, but also, perhaps, of life itself.

Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition

Beautiful Disaster Signed Limited Edition
Author: Jamie McGuire
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781476719078
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Release: 2012-11-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Travis Maddox, Eastern University's playboy, makes a bet with good girl Abby that if he loses, he will remain abstinent for a month, but if he wins, Abby must live in his apartment for the same amount of time.

Nya s Long Walk

Nya s Long Walk
Author: Linda Sue Park
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780358168492
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Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this picture book companion to the bestseller A Long Walk to Water, a young South Sudanese girl goes on a journey that requires determination, persistence, and compassion. Young Nya takes little sister Akeer along on the two-hour walk to fetch water for the family. But Akeer becomes too ill to walk, and Nya faces the impossible: her sister and the full water vessel together are too heavy to carry. As she struggles, she discovers that if she manages to take one step, then another, she can reach home and Mama’s care. Bold, impressionistic paintings by Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honor winner Brian Pinkney evoke the dry, barren landscape and the tenderness between the two sisters. An afterword discusses the process of providing clean water in South Sudan to reduce waterborne illness.

The Hospital by the River

The Hospital by the River
Author: Catherine Hamlin,John Little
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780857216892
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Release: 2016-06-17
Editor: Monarch Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gynaecologists Catherine and Reg Hamlin left Australia in 1959 on a short contract to establish a midwifery school in Ethiopia. Over 40 years later, Catherine is still there, running one of the most outstanding medical programmes in the world. The Hamlins dedicated their lives to women suffering the catastrophic effects of obstructed labour. The awful injuries that such labour produces are called fistulae, and until the Hamlins began their work in Ethiopia, fistula sufferers were neglected and forgotten - a vast group of women facing a lifetime of incapacity and degradation. Catherine and Reg, with their team of dedicated fistula surgeons, have successfully operated on over 25,000 women, and the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, the hospital they opened in 1974, has become a major teaching institution for gynaecologists from all over Ethiopia and the developing world. Since Reg's death, Catherine and her team have continued the work.

Ruby the Foster Dog

Ruby the Foster Dog
Author: Jimmy Wayne
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781424554393
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Release: 2017-11-01
Editor: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Be a star that shines for others. Abandoned in an animal shelter, Ruby, an adorable mixed breed puppy with an underbite, wonders if a family will ever adopt her. When a goofy looking, scruffy-faced man stops by the shelter, he adopts Ruby. Mr. James is not the family she was expecting—but could he still be the answer to her prayers? Mr. James (known as Jimmy Wayne to his country music fans) is walking halfway across America to raise awareness for the thousands of foster children who desperately need our help. Ruby realizes that she’s not so very different from these kids: she’s scared and alone. If she doesn’t have help, she can’t have hope either. But Mr. James wants to change all that, for her and for every foster kid in the United States. On their adventure together, Mr. James teaches her about integrity, honesty, loyalty, faith, forgiveness, and trust, but mostly how love can rescue someone and forever change lives. As they walk along historic routes and locations throughout the Southeastern United States, Ruby quietly helps Mr. James overcome the issues he’s been struggling with too. By the time they get to Phoenix, both of their lives are changed for the better. But just when Ruby accepts Mr. James as her new family, an unexpected phone call challenges her to redefine family—and love—all over again. Ruby the Foster Dog will leave readers with a full heart, a desire to help foster dogs (and foster kids) find homes and forever families, and motivation to be a star that shines for others. Ruby’s story parallels the plight of the more than 400,000 children in foster care, the 30,000 who age-out annually at 18-years-young, and the 100,000+ children waiting to be adopted. To find out more, please visit Project Meet Me Halfway at ProjectMMH.org.

A Long Walk to Water

A Long Walk to Water
Author: Linda Sue Park,Ginger Knowlton
Pages: 121
ISBN: 9780547251271
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Release: 2010
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, 11-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan. By a Newbery Medal-winning author.

Beautiful One

Beautiful One
Author: Beni Johnson,Sue Ahn,Ann Stock,DeAnne Clark,Heidi Baker,Sheri Hess,Winnie Banov,Nina Myers
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9780768491203
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Release: 2010-08-01
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Arise, my love, my beautiful one come away.”Song of Solomon 2:10 (ESV) The insightful wisdom, joy, and lightheartedness of seven amazing women who have pushed through extreme winters only to fall more intensely in love with Jesus will challenge and provoke you to dance, live, breathe, and have your being in the One who created you to arise and come along with Him as His delicate, brilliant one into the bounteous reality of Heaven on Earth. Shed the orphan mindset that keeps you or your loved ones in spiritual poverty, misery, bondage, or rejection and get caught up in the swirl of deeper Father-daughter relationship with Abba Daddy God, who dispatches all of Heaven’s resources concerning you for major help and breakthrough from whatever your cocoon into a lavishly abundantly fragrant “destiny now” season. See how time truly has been on your side! Not one moment has been wasted! Learn how all of these women:—Sue, Heidi, Beni, Winnie, Anne, Nina, and DeAnn—endured and discovered how to push through their painful labor for the birthing and rushing in of new things beyond belief. Your moment has arrived. Daddy is in the building! Say good-bye to Poverty Flats. Hear the voice of the Spirit of Adoption calling His darling beautiful daughter, “Arise! Come with Me child. Your time is now.” Learn how to:· detoxify, filter your reality, and get focused· make it to the place of faith and belief for your circumstances· endure time and overcome the hurdles· observe, focus, shift paradigms· see God on the other side of your pain· get caught up into God’s extravagant plan· embrace Daddy's lavish love

A Walk in the Forest

A Walk in the Forest
Author: Maria Dek
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781616896140
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Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Walk in the Forest is a stunning invitation to discover the woods as a place for both imaginative play and contemplation: collect pinecones, feathers, or stones; follow the tracks of a deer; or listen to the chirping of birds and the whisper of trees. Build a shelter and play hide-and-seek. Pretend the woods are a jungle, or shout out loud to stir up the birds! The forest comes alive in all its mysterious glory in Maria Dek's charming watercolor images and poetic text.

A Walk to Beautiful

A Walk to Beautiful
Author: Robert Lashley
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781387514625
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Release: 2021
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

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Long Walk to Freedom

Long Walk to Freedom
Author: Nelson Mandela
Pages: 576
ISBN: 0759521042
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Release: 2008-03-11
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

A Walk in London

A Walk in London
Author: Salvatore Rubbino
Pages: 40
ISBN: 140633779X
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Release: 2012-04-01
Editor: Walker
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

London - the perfect place for a girl and her mother to spend the day! Follow them as they alight the classic red bus and begin a whirlwind tour of some of London's most iconic land marks.

Learning to Walk in the Dark

Learning to Walk in the Dark
Author: Barbara Brown Taylor
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781848256170
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Release: 2014-06-30
Editor: Canterbury Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this long awaited follow-up to the best-selling An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor explores ‘the treasures of darkness’ that the Bible speaks about. What can we learn about the ways of God when we cannot see the way ahead, are lost, alone, frightened, not in control or when the world around us seems to have descended into darkness?

Paper Angels

Paper Angels
Author: Jimmy Wayne
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781451674439
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Release: 2012-11-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When he picks the name of a teenager from the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program, 43-year-old businessman Kevin Morell, moved and intrigued by Thomas Reed's list, finally discovers the true meaning of Christmas through a random act of kindness.

Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Abraham Verghese
Pages: 556
ISBN: 9788184001754
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Release: 2012-05-17
Editor: Random House India
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance and bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles—and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.

A Walk Through NatureA Walk Through Nature

A Walk Through NatureA Walk Through Nature
Author: Libby Walden
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1848578032
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Release: 2019-03-07
Editor: Caterpillar Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Our natural world transforms every day and month and year. But if we don't take time to look, wonders fade and disappear... A first book of nature that encourages young readers to pause and notice when flowers bloom, discover why leaves change colour and learn how birds build intricate nests.

Henri s Walk to Paris

Henri s Walk to Paris
Author: Leonore Klein
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780789322630
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Release: 2012
Editor: Universe Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A boy named Henri from the small city of Reboul, France decides to try to walk to Paris to see the sights, until he stops along the way to take a nap under a tree and loses his direction.

A Walk Through the Woods

A Walk Through the Woods
Author: Helen Musselwhite
Pages: 20
ISBN: 1405284870
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Release: 2018-02
Editor: Red Shed
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The forest is calling me with a woodwind song . . . The branches wave a green, friendly greeting. This way? That way? The flowers light a path for me! Wander through the woods, where wildlife and plants are waiting to be discovered in this immersive and magical paper-cut world. Helen Musselwhite's intricate and beautifully crafted paper scenes are accompanied by Louise Greig's lyrical voice in this magical walk through the woods. An enchanting story which is also a beautiful work of art and a fantastic gift to treasure and share.

A Walk In The Wood

A Walk In The Wood
Author: Joseph Parent,Nancy Parent
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781368027687
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Release: 2018-07-10
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Part inspiration, part information narrative for our story is based on walking meditation, also known as mindful walking; an active practice that requires you to be consciously aware and moving in the environment rather than sitting with your eyes closed. Just as The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo's mega-selling book (over 4 million copies sold worldwide) provides readers with a life/spiritual philosophy embedded in the how-to of minimalism (with practical tips for de-cluttering of one's home), A Walk in the Wood provides a narrative grounded in the simple act of slowing down, observing what is around us, and being present. Appealing to adults who are actively searching ways to join the JOMO movement (Joy of Missing Out and being content just "being"), A Walk in the Wood also makes for a perfect gift for stressed-out family members and friends.