Description : Cheating has consequences in this sparkly and humorous romance from the author of Two-Way Street and One Night That Changes Everything. Hannah’s about to start her senior year, and she’s never been so scared. That’s because she’s going to have to face: 1. Sebastian: the guy who dumped her on the last day of junior year. 2. Noah: the guy she’s totally fallen for. 3. Ava: Noah’s girlfriend...and Hannah’s best friend. As Hannah tries to figure out how she got herself into this colossal mess, one thing becomes crystal clear: there’s absolutely no way she’s going to make it through this day in one piece.
Description : Have you ever fallen in Love? Nothing feels better than finding someone you always dream of and falling in love with the same. Finding a perfect partner who is always there for you whatever may be the circumstances, is the lucky part of yours. Love makes one stable, the life gets its meaning, destiny gets it definition, the air around gets fragranced, the sun is no warmer, and the moon & stars are the most beautiful things of the world. Many of us may or may not believe in Love. But if you ask me, I believe in Love. There is something called Love, but there is nothing to explain in it. No definition exists for love. It’s just the purest feeling between the two hearts. And those people are very lucky who experience this purest feeling in their hearts.
Description : With help from her best friend Ava and Ava's boyfriend Noah, Hannah is recovering from being dumped, but on the first day of their senior year in high school, Ava learns that Hannah and Noah betrayed her while she was away.
Description : “Yes, I fell in love. Yes, I proposed to her. Yes, She loved me back! Yes, I was on the top of the world. And then … Yes, We parted. Yes, I was devastated. Yes, I cried. Yet, this is The Best Serendipity of my Life. A tale of fun, music, passion, love and life”
Description : Research Methods for Nursing and Healthcare is an essential introductory text for all nursing and healthcare students coming to research methods for the first time or those nurses and healthcare staff wishing to improve their skills in this area. The book includes comprehensive coverage of the main research methods topics, and provides guidance on how to understand and apply research techniques. Everyday nursing examples are used throughout to explain research methods concepts and their relevance to practice. Simple self-assessment tasks are included at the end of chapters; the tests can be undertaken individually, or within groups, to assess the student’s understanding of the concepts and skills being learnt. Research Methods for Nursing and Healthcare takes the fear out of research methods for all nursing and healthcare professionals. Excellent introductory text that brings interest to research methods for student nurses. Dr Aimee Aubeeluck, Deputy Director: Graduate Entry Nursing, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy University of Nottingham "I think this is one of the most readable books on research I have read. Not the most scholarly, but that was not the intention. It is certainly the most user friendly book that will make the whole, often scary, subject of research less threatening." Paula Crick, Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University "I do think this is one of the most engaging texts aimed at nursing that I have read in a while... This does seem much more exciting and more importantly. ‘real world’" Lucy Land, Senior Academic, Centre for Health and Social Care Research Faculty of Health Birmingham City University "Useful resource for our students dissertation which can be a literature review or a research proposal"Melanie Brooke-Read, Department of Health & Social Studies, University of Bedfordshire "Excellent text book which actually takes away the 'fear' of research within healthcare" Angela Cobbold, Institute of Health & Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University "The text is very comprehensive and I found chapter 7 on action research particularly useful in supporting a student I was supervising. I also like the self assessment exercises which I intend to incorporate in my teaching strategy." Ms. Mulcahy, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork.
Description : International human rights law was originally focused on universal individual rights. This text examines the developments which have seen it change to a multi-cultural approach, one more sensitive to the cultures of the people directly affected by them. It argues that this can provide benefits, but that aspects of universalism must be retained.
Description : Annotation New discoveries in biotechnology are often touted as the answer to many contemporary problems. Genetic engineering, animal cloning, and reproductive technologies are promoted as the keys to a brighter future, while genetic engineers promise more productive agriculture, medical miracles, and solutions to environmental problems. Redesigning Life? offers the first comprehensive examination of the hidden hazards of genetic technologies and shows how a worldwide resistance is emerging. Twenty-six internationally respected critics offer their analysis of the issues, their social and ethical implications, and what people are doing in response. Redesigning Life? is essential reading for everyone who seeks to understand the full story behind today's headlines.
Description : The Broken Swan is old Shiverchill's story of how the magical swan came to be in her possession ever since she was a child. The powers of the magical story-telling swan will become more apparent as the series progresses. In this 2nd story of WINTERBLOOM AND THE MAGICAL SWAN the little orphan girl discovers Grinder whose magic later becomes an integral key for the ultimate rescue of the Magical Swan from the sinister evil threatening Winterbloom's world.
Description : Older people in Africa stand at a crossroad. Their position in the family and society is no longer taken for granted. Their knowledge may not be seen relevant anymore by the younger generation. However, there are issues in life for which the experience and advice of older people remain highly topical. This book records the wisdom of six elders in Kwahu-Tafo, a rural town in southern Ghana. The editors have selected some of the most touching pronouncements on issues such as growing old, respect, blessings, curses, money, love, death, and funerals.
Description : Annotation Social postmodernism and systematic theology can be considered the new pair in some of the most creative discussions on the future of theological method on a global scale. Both in the academy and in the public square, as well as in the manifold local and pastoral moments of ministry and community social activism, the social, the postmodern, and the theological intermingle in engaging and border-crossing ways. The Community of the Weak presents a new kind of fundamental theology with a postmodern touch, using jazz as a metaphor, writing ethnographically out of the personal windows of lived experiences, combining fragments of autobiography with theological reconstruction. A comparative perspective on North American and European developments in contemporary systematic theology serves as a hermeneutical horizon to juxtapose two continents in their very different contexts. The author proposes a systematic and fundamental theology that is more jazzy, global, and narrative, deeply embedded in pastoral ministry to tell its postmodern story. Book jacket.
Description : CovenanTalk, Words That Set Us Free, tells how God’s Word uses the power of everyday language to lead us through life’s hard places. Although he was raised in a loving Christian home, the author reveals that, as a child of five years old, a visiting relative sexually abused him. Shelton eases the tension with humor and insight into the nature of God’s covenant love, as he recalls the impact the abuse had on his life. Eventually finding comfort and hope in his faith, the author takes the reader on a journey from the pastoral surroundings of his boyhood home to the breathtaking beauty of Appalachia and Yosemite. Using common, everyday words and heaven-spun expressions, Shelton extends hope to readers experiencing any sort of trauma. Originally written as a collection of essays, CovenanTalk has developed into a memoir that reveals the healing power of language.
Description : There are millions of choices for a reader to select while browsing in a book store. I hope that the title Life Isn't Always Good . . . Sometimes It's CRAP caught your eye and sparked your interest to leaf through the contents of this book. When the book has been read in its entirety, you will realize that I do not believe "Life is Crap". On the contrary, I believe that "Life is Good". In the wilderness, Crap can creep in when least expected. At that very moment it can make you feel that "Life is Crap". Trapped on a mountain during a lightning storm is one of those moments. Tossed out of a kayak into a raging river alone and paddle less, qualifies as a "Life is Crap" moment. Driving along on an ATV can go from great to Crap in the blink of an eye. These are true events that have happened along the way. They are funny, sad, and some of them are blatantly dangerous. If you are planning an outdoor excursion, be aware that there are risks. Prepare yourself as well as possible, and hopefully you have planned out the CRAP.
Description : I am but a small bud on a great tree, my life a living testament to those who have come befor me, for I am their legacy..... The Evolution Continues.....
Description : Life Happens is a collection of short fiction written over the last twenty-five years, including the award winning Walking and Life, the Universe and Cancerous Things. Reach inside for stories of love, loss, heartbreak, regret, the vagaries of the weather and anarchy. How well do we know each other? Each story will leave you wondering about your own life and what lurks beneath the surface of other seemingly simple and smooth lives. Be assured: you never really know what happens in others’ homes, in others’ hearts and minds, especially those nearest to you.
Description : In the Hamptons, the everyday people are as complicated and fascinating as the millionaires... When Katie Doyle moves across the country to the Hamptons, she is hoping for summer employment, new friends for her young son, and a chance to explore a new love affair with a dazzling investor. What she finds is a strange cocktail of classes, where society’s one-percenters vacation alongside local, hard-working people who’ve lived in the Hamptons for generations. Though she’s looking forward to their move, Katie is wary about mingling with her boyfriends’ East Coast elite circles. She soon discovers Southampton isn’t all that it seems to be on the surface—and neither are the people who live there. As George takes Katie on a whirlwind tour of country clubs, haute couture, and lavish events, she is amazed to witness sudden whims become dire needs, extra-marital affairs blossoming right and left, and people purchase friends and loyalties like a pair of shoes. Even the middle-class townspeople maintain a determined façade while maneuvering like sharks among the wealthy summer invaders. The more Katie becomes immersed, the more she learns the secrets of both the upstairs and downstairs, the upper crust and middle of the road. The combustion between the classes becomes explosive as the summer tears on. Betrayals, a sexual predator, and a missing person lost in murky waves drive the reader on a racing Learjet ride through impossible twists and turns until landing at the shocking conclusion. When she meets Luke, a local surfer and middle school teacher, he makes her question what it is she really wants as she understands the life she’s begun for herself is built on shifting Hamptons’ dunes.
Description : At some point in our lives we've all laughed as we watched someone trip and fall. You hope they're not hurt but it's funny nonetheless. In this sometimes dark yet always fun and entertaining collection of short stories you will meet people from all walks of life that trip and fall when it comes to sex and relationships. Among the people you'll meet is the hopeless TV addict who must choose between having sex with the hottest girl in school or watching the Friday cliffhanger of his favorite soap opera. There's the ad executive who, after bringing his wife to a nude beach, realizes he should have been more careful what he wished for. And then there's poor Gavin Thompson whose crush on his lesbian best friend leads to an embarrassing revelation of a strange fetish. Have a good laugh as you watch these people trip and fall and be glad it's not you.
Description : The characteristic feature of the Christian moral life remains the very person of Jesus Christ. As the Eternal Word of the Father, Christ supplies the universal, personal, and concrete norm for all moral comportment. When human action flows from the agent's union with Christ, human freedom meets up with its own graced source of energy. From the moment that a human creature encounters the triune God, the creature discovers who he is: For when God chooses a person to share in the blessed communion of his own life, the individual achieves a quality of personal being that only God can bestow. The more authentic our relationship with the Persons of the blessed Trinity becomes, the more the divine life takes hold of us and, through the virtues, shapes our daily actions. This new book treats the virtues of the Christian life from a Trinitarian perspective. The chapters pursue a common theme: To show believers how they can decide what is morally good and, by embracing the moral good, grow to the full statue of Christ's own loving kindness. To achieve this aim, the text treats in an innovative and fresh manner both the theological virtues, faith, hope, and charity, as well as the cardinal moral virtues, prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. The author also reflects on allied questions of moral theology and so provides a significant commentary on the third part of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Description : Before dawn on 3 December 1854, colonial troopers at Ballarat attacked a group of gold miners who had thrown up a stockade in defiance and defence. Some diggers had guns, but many were unarmed; some twenty of them were killed, along with four troopers. In the decades that followed, the truth of what happened that morning became obscured by partisans on both sides. For many years the Eureka Stockade was regarded as a shameful event and almost forgotten; more recently, it has been celebrated as a righteous stand against injustice. John Molony's Eureka vividly recreates the story of Eureka and unravels the myths that have come to surround it. This new edition of Molony's classic work, now beautifully illustrated with historic Eureka images, will be welcomed by everyone with an interest in the history of Australian democracy.
Description : Dr. Brown was raised by her grandmother and grandfather; her grandmother was a blue-collar worker at a local secondary school in Jamaica and her grandfather was blind. Her childhood was one with many obstacles and the pages of this book "Life! As It Happens! My Dairy..." incorporates her "Life" experiences and questions with that of some of her closest friends and relatives; all of whom inspired this book. Due to her experiences and life lessons many people can relate to the pages of this book. This novel/diary is very interactive and will help to map clear growth directions that can be implemented into your daily life...Enjoy!
Description : We are all at our best when it counts. But what are we like when no one's looking? That's where character comes in—being consistent even when it doesn't seem to matter. Courage. Discipline. Vision. Endurance. Love. These character qualities are quickly becoming endangered. All too often we hear of marriages falling apart, governments lying, businesses cheating and scandals rocking the church. But with God's guidance and strength, we can maintain character that lasts despite temptations and troubles.
Description : Since the Doom series, First Person Shooter (FPS) videogames have ricocheted through the gaming community, often reaching outside that community to the wider public. While critics primarily lampoon FPSs for their aggressiveness and on-screen violence, gamers see something else. Halo is one of the greatest, most successful FPSs ever to grace the world of gaming. Although Halo is a FPS, it has a science-fiction storyline that draws from previous award-winning science fiction literature. It employs a game mechanic that limits the amount of weapons a player can carry to two, and a multiplayer element that has spawned websites like Red vs. Blue and games within the game created by players themselves. Halo’s unique and extraordinary features raise serious questions. Are campers really doing anything wrong? Does Halo’s music match the experience of the gamer? Would Plato have used Halo to train citizens to live an ethical life? What sort of Artificial Intelligence exists in Halo and how is it used? Can the player’s experience of war tell us anything about actual war? Is there meaning to Master Chief’s rough existence? How does it affect the player’s ego if she identifies too strongly with an aggressive character like Master Chief? Is Halo really science fiction? Can Halo be used for enlightenment-oriented thinking in the Buddhist sense? Does Halo's weapon limitation actually contribute to the depth of the gameplay? When we willingly play Halo only to die again and again, are we engaging in some sort of self-injurious behavior? What is expansive gameplay and how can it be informed by the philosophy of Michel Foucault? In what way does Halo’s post-apocalyptic paradigm force gamers to see themselves as agents of divine deliverance? What can Red vs. Blue teach us about personal identity? These questions are tackled by writers who are both Halo cognoscenti and active philosophers, with a foreword by renowned Halo fiction author Fred Van Lente and an afterword by leading games scholar and artist Roger Ngim.
Description : Francis Story's interest in cases of rebirth memories finally led him to assist Dr. Ian Stevenson in tracing, investigating, and studying such cases in Sri Lanka, Thailand, and India. The present book contains Story’s essays on the theme of rebirth as well as case studies that he undertook in collaboration with Professor Stevenson, the foremost American investigator of reported rebirth memories. These case studies, which make fascinating reading, lend strong evidential support to the hypothesis of rebirth and thus help to illuminate the ultimate questions concerning human destiny after death.