Throughout her childhood, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff frequently visited Rosemary Kennedy, President John F. Kennedy's sister. Why? Koehler-Pentacoff's aunt, Sister Paulus Koehler, a Franciscan nun, was Rosemary's devoted caregiver at St. Coletta in Jefferson, Wisconsin, for 15 years and her driver and travel companion for over 30.
"Not really about Rosemary, but about the nun and her family."
Each section is designed to be a discussion session for a group or 5-12 students about the essay "A Grief Observed" by C.S. Lewis. Allow each student to respond to the first question before going on to the next. Allow for more time if some student has difficulty understanding or answering the question. It is my hope that these will assist you in helping young people make sense of death(s) in their lives.
Invisible Men provides an eye-opening examination of how mass incarceration has concealed decades of racial inequality. Pettit marshals a wealth of evidence correlating the explosion in prison growth with the disappearance of millions of black men into the American penal system.
"Okay, pretty dry"
A friendly literary companion, Kanigel shares the books he loves best. Vintage Reading is like those samples that seduce you into tasting because Kanigel’s enthusiastic eclecticism makes it clear that a good listener is really someone ready to venture between the covers, and Kanigel’s mini-forays between those covers seem cozy not intimidating. The antidote to Cliff’s Notes, Vintage Reading’s unpretentious appetite for literature will inspire listeners young and old to new adventures and, most importantly, a confidence in themselves.
While America is still reeling from the 2008 financial crisis, a high unemployment rate, and a surge in government debt, China's economy is the second largest in the world, and many predict it will surpass the United States' by 2020. President Obama called China's rise "a Sputnik moment" - will America seize this moment or continue to treat China as its scapegoat? Mainstream media and the U.S. government regularly target China as a threat. Rather than viewing China's power, influence, and contributions to the global economy in a negative light, Ann Lee asks, "What can America learn from its competition?"
"Very important message for US but wrong solutions"
Spanning 160 years, History in Blue is the first book to tell the riveting story of the uphill struggle for respect and recognition sustained by women in the modern police force. Featuring rare photographs and original interviews with pioneering female officers, this fascinating book chronicles the ongoing fight for equality in the world of law enforcement. In this vivid and remarkable history, Allan T. Duffin tells of the extraordinary women who broke down the barriers of gender so that they - and many generations of successors could do the work they loved most.
It's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich woman like Lyza Lane to be saved. Yet with God all things are possible. Lyza's billionaire lifestyle leaves no room for religion. She enjoys a meaningless jet-setting existence, keeping busy with L.L. Lane Unlimited, her father's successful conglomerate, and her mother's "Save the Orchids" campaign. Little does Lyza know that her lifelong employee constantly prays for her salvation.
Leesa finds herself dethroned as head of L. L. Lane Unlimited. Her anger and bitterness toward Bill and Lyza lead her into temptation. Will Leesa humble herself enough to change before she hits rock bottom?
Who reveals Lyza Lane's secret? Find out how her father reacts to the news that his legacy is in danger. Lyza's world turns upside down more than once. David stands by Lyza, but is he the man God chose for her? What changes Leesa Lane from the sweet little sister to a no-holds-barred corporate mogul? Her dreams for Kramer's Island crumble before her eyes. The love of her life rejects her, sending her on a downhill spiral. What tragedy ends Lawrence's 35 years of faithful marriage? Will Cook's faith remain strong?
Misunderstood is the enlightening story of four biblical women who have historically been maligned by Bible scholars. Commentaries and study notes throughout the ages have condemned them for one reason or another. I hope you will take some time to think about giving grace to others instead of judging. Judging is the easiest and most natural thing we do when things don't look right to us. A holy God above us sees all. I would rather err on the side of grace than judgment.
Needed for our times, our people, and our communities. In her critically acclaimed, groundbreaking best-seller - Whatever Happened to Daddy's Little Girl? - author Jonetta Rose Barras broke the code of silence surrounding the devastating impact father absence has on girls and women. Using her own story, and that of other women from across the country, Barras identified the "fatherless woman syndrome," along with its ramifications, and offered remedies for healing.
You often hear, "Happy Holidays", or "Merry Christmas", although many feel anything but happy or merry at this season - or at any season - due to loss in their lives. The Christmas or holiday season, when people gather with friends and family, accentuates the losses we feel. This is due to the absence or the longing to be with those who are not with us at this season. Whether it is a death, a divorce, a loss of a job, or a move that separates us from those we miss and love, the holidays can be joyous on the outside but agony inside. Some can pretend, while others just cannot.