Description : In this skillfully written and incisive book, Marilyn Cochran-Smith guides the reader through the conflicting visions and ideologies surrounding educating teachers in a diverse democratic society. Mapping the way to reconceptualizing the problems in teacher education today, this volume spells out in detail the problem of teacher preparation and why it needs to be understood as both a learning and a political problem.
Description : Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in New York in 1797 or 1798. She never knew for sure which year she was born or even whether it was summer or winter. By the time she was a young woman, Sojourner knew she could no longer live as a slave, and with the help of Quakers, she escaped to freedom. She then began her long struggle to reunite her family and to free other slaves.
Description : This dialogue between two of the most prominent thinkers on social change in the twentieth century was certainly a meeting of giants. Throughout their highly personal conversations recorded here, Horton and Freire discuss the nature of social change and empowerment and their individual literacy campaigns.
Description : Take a trip to old Japan with William Scott Wilson as he travels the ancient Kiso Road, a legendary route that remains much the same today as it was hundreds of years ago. The Kisoji, which runs through the Kiso Valley in the Japanese Alps, has been in use since at least 701 C.E. In the seventeenth century, it was the route that the daimyo (warlords) used for their biennial trips—along with their samurai and porters—to the new capital of Edo (now Tokyo). The natural beauty of the route is renowned—and famously inspired the landscapes of Hiroshige, as well as the work of many other artists and writers. Wilson, esteemed translator of samurai philosophy, has walked the road several times and is a delightful and expert guide to this popular tourist destination; he shares its rich history and lore, literary and artistic significance, cuisine and architecture, as well as his own experiences.
Description : ...behind the scenes of this [Paul's] power-packed letter... -Wayne Jacobsen, Author He Loves Me and So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore ...story-like narration and floodlight insight... -John Lindner, President, World Christian Ministries; Editor, World Christian Ministries Newsletter; Author: God's Special Agents and The Mountains Shall Sing ...readable, and yet profoundly poignant... -Mark Haskins, PhD., Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia A recent survey of self-identified Christians by noted researcher George Barna yielded this astonishing result: fully 81% of those surveyed said that maturity in Christ is measured by how well one keeps the rules. But when did 'keeping the rules' become a benchmark of those who follow Christ? And how have we traded in the Life giving power of the Lord Jesus for a set of restrictions? In his new book, Walking the Galatian Road, Moving from Law to Life, Lance Thollander peels back the layers of how we got there and shows present-day believers how to leave a life characterized by legalism and guilt and return to the freedom of living by Christ. Motivated by forty years of experience including relationships with God's people in many parts of the world, Thollander gives examples to show how the incredible vitality and freedom found in Paul's letter to the Galatians has been stolen away from believers. Then he returns the readers to the simplicity of life in the Spirit. A powerful combination of history and present-day reality in an easy-to-read format, this book takes the pressure off worn-out Christians to perform. If you are looking for a book that can restore your 'first love' relationship with your Heavenly Father; that takes a fearless look at how guilt has operated to short circuit your faith; and that provides frequent invitations for the reader to stop and spend time in the presence of a liberating and loving God, then Walking the Galatian Road, Moving from Law to Life is the book for you.
Description : Our spiritual life can be as unique as our fingerprints. It is a mistake to judge another person's path against your own. In order for us to become what we want to be, we must learn to accept ourselves at the very place in life where we are right now. We must learn to anchor ourselves in the present. We must be fully aware of each moment in each day and understand how it affects us. Just as the "Serenity Prayer" says" "God, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference." The best way to cement your self-esteem is to reach out and help others. It helps you feel connected and makes your own problems and concerns less overwhelming. Learn to laugh at yourself and don't make everyone around you have to walk on eggshells. You must learn to create a safe, non-judgmental space for your friends and family around you. Don't spend so much time worrying about things that have happened and dreading something unforeseen in your future. Everything is okay at this moment, so enjoy it, because it's yours.
Description : The house looked as if she'd brushed it over with a hurried hand. Things were open—drawers, cans, and closets. A pile of newspapers fanned out across the floor by the front door, and still I did not wonder. She must have dropped them as she ran, I thought. My mother was often late. But had I stopped to look, I would have seen the fear in the way the house had settled—a footstool that lay on its side, several books that had fallen from their shelves. When you count back, you can see a story from the end. I like that—the seemingly natural narrative that forms this way. With the end in my hand, the story becomes mine. I can have it all make sense, or I can lose my mind like she lost hers—like I lost her. But I can have my story. Walking the Night Road speaks to the experience of caring for a loved one with a terminal illness and the difficulties of encountering death. Alexandra Butler, daughter of the Pulitzer Prize–winning gerontologist Robert N. Butler and respected social worker and psychotherapist Myrna Lewis, composes a lyrical yet unsparing portrait of caring for her mother during her sudden, quick decline from brain cancer. Her rich account shares the strains of caregiving on both the provider and the person receiving care and recognizes the personal and professional sacrifices caregivers must make to fulfill the role. More than a memoir of dying and grief, Butler's account also tests many of the theories her parents pioneered in their work on healthy aging. Authors of such seminal works as Love and Sex After Sixty, Butler's parents were forced to rethink many of the tenets they lived by while Myrna was incapacitated, and Butler's father found himself relying heavily on his daughter to provide his wife's care. Butler's poignant and unflinching story is therefore a rare examination of the intimate aspects of aging and death experienced by practitioners who suddenly find themselves in the difficult position of the clients they once treated.
Description : Jeff Lawson is a young man who is confident and sure of what he wants in life until he meets Lisa Byers. Lisa Byers is a young woman who has recently moved away from her family in Clearwater, Florida, to help take care of a deceased Aunt's estate. She meets Jeff in her English class at the Upstate Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina. From his first encounter with Lisa, Jeff's life will never be the same. Jeff is big into the party scene until Lisa helps him realize that God is offering him a better life. Jeff soon discovers that the Christian walk is not always an easy one. Shortly after his conversion, Jeff finds himself in jail for a crime he did not commit. Find out how Lisa helps unravel the mystery that will allow God's ultimate good to triumph. I was born in Waukegan, Illinois, in 1962. I lived in a rural section in the McHenry, Illinois area until 1979, when my family moved to Dunedin, Florida. There I met my husband and was married in August of 1981. I lived in Florida for almost ten years until my husband and I relocated our family to Greer, SC, in 1988. This has been our home for the past 21 years. We have four children and four grandchildren. My life's goal is to glorify God and teach His Word to the lost until Christ returns or until my time on this earth has ended. I understand that without God being the center of my life, all my other accomplishments are meaningless.