Lights, Camera Jemuru - Adventures of a Film-Maker in Ethiopia is the remarkable true-life story of a high-flying adman who swapped his expense account lifestyle in London to go and teach in a back-street community film school, Gem TV, in Addis Ababa. Bob Maddams spent years living and working in Ethiopia and filming took him and the Gem TV filmmakers all over the country; from shanty towns and famine feeding stations to the rock hewn churches of Lalibela and the source of the Blue Nile.
The drama of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson is the foundational story of America - courage, loyalty, hope, fanaticism, greatness, failure, forgiveness, love. Agony and Eloquence is the story of the greatest friendship in American history and the revolutionary times in which it was made, ruined, and finally renewed. In the wake of Washington's retirement, longtime friends Thomas Jefferson and John Adams came to represent the opposing political forces struggling to shape America's future.
Harley has everything a vampire-white witch hybrid could want: wonderful parents, a hunky sort-of boyfriend, and a clan of loving friends. When that life is taken away from her, Harley doesn't want to serve revenge up cold. She wants to serve it up now, and she wants to serve it up HOT.
Perfect for fans of Mercedes Lackey's 500 Kingdoms series! Beast Charming tells the story of Beauty, who works as a temp at an agency run by a high-tempered dragon. To avoid running into her conniving and desperately-craving-for-nobility father - conveniently named Noble - she takes on a peculiar job that will force her to converse with James, who got cursed by an ex-girlfriend and is now spending his days as, well, a beast.
If you've always wanted to develop your resolve to becoming a better Christian, this book will teach you everything you need to know about the five habits every believer needs to cultivate. From what it really means to be saved to how we can best prepare our hearts and minds to listen to Sunday preaching, this book is packed with all the information you ever wanted to know about living an abundant and joyful Christian life.
When Pete Willis was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2008, you might have forgiven him if he had simply rolled over and accepted his fate. The fact that he didn't, and is still around today and looking forward to a full life, he puts down to one thing: God. Blessed with a loving wife, family, and friends, Pete now displays an amazing zest for life and faces each day with a positivity, which he now shares in this wonderfully uplifting and inspiring book.
It sometimes happens that two strangers would meet and suddenly feel like they've known each other all their lives. It's a bone-deep feeling, strange and overwhelming, and often it is dismissed by those who experience it. For Lucy Bright and Charles Ambrose, two people of deep religious faith, this feeling that struck them upon meeting as teenagers was not something to fear and try to forget, but something to marvel at and explore.
Humanity left Earth a long time ago. They had treated their home planet poorly, and the deteriorating environment forced them to leave. They traveled 189 light years to a faraway world and named it Horizon, respecting the new lives they intended to build. Fortunately, they learned their lessons and treated their new world much better. After over 100,000 years away from Earth, they still revered her and taught their children her beauty.
Isla Perdida has been untouched by humans for hundreds of years. Until now. A team of researchers has landed on the rocky shores of this dangerous landscape and discover that a horrific predator is waiting for them. It doesn't take long for this deadly arachnid to make its way from the humid island jungle to the American mainland. As this new threat terrorizes Southern Florida, a murderous infection begins to spread. Victims are piling up, and death is not the worst of it.
Eleonora de Lennart reaches into the soul, heart, and mind of a dog. In the most enjoyable way, the book flows like a story about the destiny of an owner and her dog - yet it is enhanced by scientific facts. "Quinky is my destiny dog," says de Lennart, "He change my life, even my career; he made me realize my mentor was correct when saying 'Dogs are scientists in our language.'"
Dividers is a stand-alone novel that pays homage to stories told by Stanley Kubrick. Billionaire Jacob Calbraw has just started a relationship with famed singer Celeste Marie. Their forbidden love affair has stirred the wrath of Jacob's father, Earl Calbraw. Since the two billionaires have been at war for years, and Earl still has Celeste under contract, the situation comes to a head in rapid fashion. To further complicate things, Jacob awakens frequently in odd places, having lost several hours from his memory.
Fairy tales are rarely written exclusively for children. They offer a variety of strong characters, themes and challenges as well as an insight into the mystery of the soul. These tales often contain profound truths that survived many hundreds of years and a universal appeal that makes them both enjoyable and enlightening. Modern concepts of mindfulness can often be found as original themes among these tales.
Profound truths, wisdom and a sense of mindfulness contained in many fairy tales and short stories written by Oscar Wilde and Anton Chekhov have that universal appeal which speaks to audiences of all ages and nationalities. The characters embodied in these stories are both familiar and mysterious; they open doors and make us think and, above all, are sources of inspiration.
Some of the most iconic tales made it into this volume of Fairy Tales for Adults. These stories with universal appeal for generations of all ages bring some of the most memorable characters together. They seem both familiar and mysterious every time one comes in contact with them. The eternal wisdom and charm keeps these stories alive for hundreds of years.
Playing center field for the New York Kings, Jake Woodbury has one of the most prestigious jobs in all of sports. To the world, he's the good-looking, soft-spoken minister's son who's survived celebrity without a hint of scandal. But, inside, he's reeling from a secret that seems destined to haunt him forever.
In The Triumph of Improvisation, James Graham Wilson takes a long view of the end of the Cold War, from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979 to Operation Desert Storm in January 1991. Drawing on deep archival research and recently declassified papers, Wilson argues that adaptation, improvisation, and engagement by individuals in positions of power ended the specter of a nuclear holocaust.
House of the Rising Sun is an epic tale of love, loss, betrayal, vengeance and retribution that follows Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland on his journey to reunite with his estranged son, Ishmael. After a violent encounter that leaves four Mexican soldiers dead, Hackberry escapes the country in possession of a stolen artifact, earning the ire of a bloodthirsty Austrian arms dealer who will do anything to recapture his prize, believed to be the mythic cup of Christ.
Quinn has spent her whole life working in her dad's garage, leaving her more comfortable with a carburetor than a curling iron. Her world is turned upside down when her beloved garage is bought by none other than world famous, sexy as sin, custom car builder, Tazen Watts. He's the one man she can't stand...even though he makes her hotter than a high performance engine in top gear.
Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It and Why the Rest Don't is a guide for growing businesses successfully and profitably. It is the 2014 sequel to Mastering the Rockefeller Habits (2002), a book which derives contemporary business advice from the management style of John D. Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil. Some of the material from Rockefeller Habits is repeated in this volume, but a reader does not need to read that book to understand the concepts discussed in this one.
Written in the irreverent style that made How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read a critical and commercial success, Pierre Bayard takes listeners on a trip around the world, giving us essential guidance on how to talk about all those fantastic places we've never been. Practical, funny, and thought provoking, How to Talk About Places You've Never Been will delight and inform armchair globetrotters and jet-setters, all while never having to leave the comfort of the living room.