The co-editors of Gnosis magazine explore the many esoteric traditions that Western culture has to offer. While terms from Eastern spiritual practices such as Zen, mantra, and karma have become part of our daily lexicon, the traditions of Western spirituality have been largely unexplored by people searching for non-mainstream routes to spiritual experience. But for those who identify with Western culture, Western religious traditions have their own wisdom teachings that are more suitable to their needs and expectations.
"Had to give it 5 Stars"
Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life - at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes; and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father's extreme faith and very public fall from grace. He and his fellow outcast friends must try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self.
"Once and future king"
Stonewall Cousins, Roger and Alistair, become lifelong friends when they meet as boys in 1954. After both discovering their homosexuality, their lives intersect against the backdrop of 20th Century gay culture, from the beachboy surfer days of the 1960's, to the Greenwich Village AIDS activism in the 1990's.
"It's All About Roger And Alistair"
Josh Hamilton was the first player chosen in the first round of the 1999 baseball draft. He was destined to be one of those rare "high-character" superstars. But in 2001, working his way from the minors to the majors, all of the plans for Josh went off the rails in a moment of weakness. What followed was a four-year nightmare of drugs and alcohol, estrangement from friends and family, and his eventual suspension from baseball.
"Heart Warming & Hopeful "
Gay marriage is at the forefront of America's political battles. The human story at the center of this debate is told in Double Life: A Love Story, a dual memoir by a gay male couple in a 50-plus-year relationship. With high profiles in the entertainment, advertising and art communities, the authors offer a virtual timeline of how gay relationships have gained acceptance in the last half-century.
"Portrait of a Marriage--Before Gay Liberation"
One man finds himself torn between two cultures in this sweeping tale of frontier life in post–Civil War era Texas. In the years following the American War Between the States, the once vacated military presence in west Texas is on the rise to protect the waves of settlers moving into the region. Living peaceably with the Mescalero Apache, half-breed former military scout Holton Lang promotes the tentative harmony between the US cavalry and the Native American population.
"A book that draws you in!"
Kahlil Gibran wrote prolifically and passionately in Arabic as well as English. First published in 1965 with nine works of poetry translated by Joseph Sheban, Mirrors of the Soul includes writings by Gibran that are as poignant today as when first written, such as “The New Frontier” and “The Sea.” These poems illuminate the dual nature of Gibran, who lived in the shadows both of New York skyscrapers and the cedars of his childhood Lebanon.
Nick Hawke likes his car fast and his girls even faster. He blows through females quicker than his muscle car races down the "The Strip" in Collinsville and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Determined to avoid the devastation he has watched his father endure in the aftermath of his mother leaving, he believes there is no room in his life or his heart for a relationship lasting more than one night. He seeks happiness in things that won’t let him down...fast cars, adrenaline and one night stands.
Earth is bombarded by a meteorite storm large enough to envelope the globe. Cities are devastated, satellites are knocked from the sky, and fires rage unchecked all over the world. In the midst of this apocalypse, a small country town, an Antarctic research station, and a group of stranded airline passengers struggle to survive, even as a new horror rises from the ashes.
"Unsatisfying start to long series"
Long before Kevin Jennings began advocating to end anti-LGBT bias in schools, he was a victim of it. In Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son, Jennings traces the roots of his activism to his elementary school days in the conservative South, where "faggot" became more familiar to him than his own name. Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son is that rare memoir that is both a riveting personal story and an inside account of a critical chapter in our recent history.
"Young Kevin Jennings Needed "It Gets Better""
The otherworldly meteorite barrage is over, yet the real terror is just beginning. Brad, Emmy, Dr. Claybourne and Piotr Sayan are joined by Jesse, a tough, soft-spoken, country cop. Each is faced with personal horrors and each faces a new enemy.
Jaw-dropping revelations and tantalizing new questions fill the pages of Volume III's action-packed chapters! In the longest Zombie Chapters installment yet, Brad and John awake to a new reality in Helena. Meanwhile, Dr. Claybourne makes a series of ever-more terrible discoveries in Conrad Memorial's small pathology lab. At Mirnyy Station, Piotr and the other survivors are caught in the grip of an intense Antarctic storm. Trapped in the Command Center, they struggle for answers - until an unexpected visitor arrives to bring clarity to their dire situation.
After 23 years of marriage to Zack Ronan--and after raising the widower's three kids--Chris finds himself facing an uncertain second act. Seeking refuge in North Carolina's Outer Banks, Chris has to come to terms with his own empty nest and challenge himself to move forward with a new relationship. This is a subtle depiction of the meaning of family and motherhood, and of the search for your true soul.
"Wonderful story and excellent performance"
In 2000, Douglas A. Martin burst onto the American literary scene with his sexy debut novel, Outline of My Lover. Following up with three more books, including Branwell, a novel of the Bront brother, Martin has established himself as an acclaimed and distinctive American writer of the new century. His semi-autobiographical novel Once You Go Back is about growing up in a strained working-class household transplanted to the South.
Veintitrés mujeres han muerto, asesinadas por un homicida en serie quien no tiene piedad alguna. Las veintitrés mujeres compartían el mismo aspecto de Karen Ryan, y ahora Karen Ryan está siendo acosada, acechada como una presa por un hombre al que nada lo detendrá para poseerla. ¿Se convertirá Karen en la víctima número veinticuatro? o ¿esta nueva presa oculta un secreto que derribará al depredador?
What are the secrets to being successful as a self-published author? Keith Ogorek, self-published author and SVP of marketing at Author Solutions shares seven secrets he has learned from his own experience and from conversations with hundreds of authors on what it takes to succeed in today's rapidly changing publishing marketplace.