A Chance to Die

Author: Elisabeth Elliot

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800730895

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 8862


A Chance to Die is a vibrant portrayal of Amy Carmichael, an Irish missionary and writer who spent fifty-three years in south India without furlough. There she became known as "Amma," or "mother," as she founded the Dohnavur Fellowship, a refuge for underprivileged children. Amy's life of obedience and courage stands as a model for all who claim the name of Christ. She was a woman with desires and dreams, faults and fears, who gave her life unconditionally to serve her Master. Bringing Amma to life through inspiring photos and compelling biographical narrative, Elisabeth Elliot urges readers to examine the depths of their own commitment to Christ.

A Chance to Die

Author: Elisabeth Elliot

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1493434454

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 273

View: 3162


A Chance to Die is a vibrant portrayal of Amy Carmichael, an Irish missionary and writer who spent fifty-three years in south India without furlough. There she became known as "Amma," or "mother," as she founded the Dohnavur Fellowship, a refuge for underprivileged children. Amy's life of obedience and courage stands as a model for all who claim the name of Christ. She was a woman with desires and dreams, faults and fears, who gave her life unconditionally to serve her Master. Bringing Amma to life through inspiring photos and compelling biographical narrative, Elisabeth Elliot urges readers to examine the depths of their own commitment to Christ.

A Chance to Learn the Secrets of the Ancients

Author: Richard H. Wildey

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1618978608

Category: Fiction

Page: 548

View: 4423


It was Shirley. She was completely pale, her face a blank mask. She was sitting down in the chair behind my desk at the windows and didn't look at me when I came in from the massage room. I looked at her for a moment then quietly asked, "Shirley, please tell me what's going on." After three or four seconds of no response, I was going to say something else when Shirley slowly looked up. She didn't say anything but just looked at me. As I looked at her I wasn't sure what to make of the look on her face. Shirley's mouth opened but nothing came out of it at first. Then she said, "We are under attack from aliens." After a moment I asked, "Like from outer space aliens, Shirley?" She nodded. I listened quietly and didn't hear any explosions or sirens. Beside Shirley on the small desk was a radio. I stepped over and turned it on. Shirley had heard correctly. First-time author Richard H. Wildey is a massage therapist and energy practitioner in Charleston, West Virginia. He is the head manager and missionary of The Triumph Church and is immersed in writing his second novel. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/RichardHWildey

Asking to Die: Inside the Dutch Debate about Euthanasia

Author: David C. Thomasma,Thomasine Kimbrough Kushner,G.L Kimsma,Gerrit K. Kimsma,C. Ciesielski-Carlucci

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792351851

Category: Medical

Page: 573

View: 3857


In the Netherlands, euthanasia is legal, and doctors can openly and intentionally end the life of their patients. This book addresses the debate among Dutch physicians, policy-makers, lawyers, and bioethicists, as well as families, using academic papers as well as personal experiences.

A Worldly Christian

Author: Dyron B. Daughrity

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 0718895843

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 414

View: 5338


Stephen Neill (1900-1984) was a towering figure of twentieth-century global Christianity, but was in many ways a broken man who faced profound and crippling struggles. A Worldly Christian charts the extraordinary but often tragic life of a global Christian pioneer par excellence in a church that diversified dramatically during his lifetime. Privileged to live in radically different cultural contexts over the course of his life, Neill excelled by turns as a missionary and bishop in India, an ecumenist in Geneva, a professor in Hamburg and Nairobi, and a prolific author of some seventy books and hundreds of articles upon his retirement to the UK. Throughout this varied career, he shared his tremendous knowledge of the world Christian movement with scholars, clergy and laypersons alike. Many will find his story compelling, from Christian scholars to all those who have cherished his influential body of work and benefit from his legacy.

It's Hard to Die!

Author: Enrique A Cordero

Publisher: Enrique A. Cordero

ISBN: 1702738116

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 227

View: 8705


Chapter one of this book is named, So Here I Am—in a Place I Never Imagined. Don’t find yourself there! Quite often, heart-wrenching, end-of-life decisions must be made in a moment’s notice by laypersons and healthcare professionals alike. This book was written to help you understand many of the issues you may face, and help you unravel their complexity—so, when the time comes, you can think clearly and make informed decisions on behalf of the dying—be it you, loved ones, or your patients. FOR THE LAYPERSON—Are you truly prepared? Have you discussed your wishes with a trusted individual? Are you certain your final wishes will be carried out? It is not just about having your Last Will and Testament and pre-paid burial in place. Be aware of what you may encounter at the end of your life because some decisions can land you amid a technological hell. FOR HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL—A must-read book for all nurses and nursing students, all respiratory therapists and respiratory therapy students, and all healthcare personnel directly involved with patients nearing or at the end of life. Are you prepared to handle the mental, emotional, and spiritual issues of your patients, their families, and yourself during such crucial moments? Some of the important elements covered are: Legal considerations regarding end-of-life decisions | How CPR it is performed, it’s success rate, possible complications | Life-support vs mechanical ventilation | How modern technology prolongs the dying process | How modern technology blurs the line between life and death | What is terminal? | Prolonging life vs quality of life | The consequences of withholding the truth regarding your illness or outcome | What it means to hold on or let go! This book is not about palliative care or understanding the bereavement processes. It’s about those unfortunate patients and their families caught in the nightmarish world of modern medical technology.

Harlequin Medical Romance June 2018 - Box Set 2 of 2

Author: Sue MacKay,Kate Hardy,Louisa Heaton

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488089086

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8665


Harlequin Medical Romance brings you a collection of three new titles, available now! Enjoy these stories packed with pulse-racing romance and heart-racing medical drama. This Harlequin Medical Romance box set includes: BABY MIRACLE IN THE ER by Sue MacKay Their chemistry is as hot as ever! But could a little miracle bind paramedic Steph and doctor Michael Laing forever? UNLOCKING THE ITALIAN DOC’S HEART by Kate Hardy Dr. Lorenzo Conti is devastated when he loses his beloved daughter from his life—could pediatrician Jenna help heal his heart? SAVING THE SINGLE DAD DOC by Louisa Heaton When GP Bethan Monroe discovers single father Dr. Cameron Brodie is hiding a serious illness, dare she risk her heart again?

The Camp Fire Girls Do Their Bit

Author: Hildegard G. Frey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1627937641

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 154

View: 4498


The long train, which for nearly an hour had been gliding smoothly forward with a soothing, cradling motion of its heavy trucked Pullmans, and a crooning, lullaby sound of its droning wheels, came to a jarring stop at one of the mountain stations, and Lieutenant Allison wakened with a start. The echo of the laugh that he had heard in his dream still sounded in his ears, a tantalizing, compelling note, elusive as the Pipes of Pan, luring as a will-o'-the-wisp. Above the bustle of departing and incoming passengers, the confusion of the station and the grinding of the wheels as the train started again that haunting peal of laughter still rang in his ears, still held him in its thrall, calling him back into the dream from which he had just awakened. Still heavy with sleep and also somewhat light-headed—for he had been traveling for two days and the strain was beginning to tell on him, although the doctors had at last pronounced him able to make the journey home for a month's furlough—he leaned his head against the cool green plush back-rest and stared idly through half-closed eyelids down the long vista of the Pullman aisle. Then his pulses gave a leap and the blood began to pound in his ears and he thought he was back in the base hospital again and the fever was playing tricks on him. For down in the shadowy end of the aisle there moved a figure which his sleep-heavy eyes recognized as the Maiden, the one who had flitted through his weeks of delirium, luring him, beckoning him, calling him, eluding him, vanishing from his touch with a peal of silvery laughter that echoed in his ears with a haunting sweetness long after she and the fever had fled away together in the night, not to return. And now, weeks afterward, here she stood, in the shadowy end of a Pullman aisle, watching him from afar, just as she had stood watching in those other days when he and the fever were wrestling in mortal combat.

A Chance to Break

Author: Mr. G. C.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462022308

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 1920


Follow the exploits of a young Haitian American from Lake Worth, Florida, with dreams of breaking free of the game and moving to Haiti for a normal life. Top 6 is a group of young Haitian Americans with dreams of becoming rappers. Their dreams are deferred when city officials, law enforcement, and the court system decide to finger them for crimes they didn’t commit. Unjustly charged with the RICO act, these young men are fighting for their lives to beat a biased judicial system designed to incarcerate the poor from third-world countries. It will take a lot to overcome their profiles as violent drug lords. Jamal Pierre is from the southside of Lake Worth, and he is fresh out of jail. He looks for his chance to break out of the game and reclaim his life. He wants to move his family back to Haiti, where they can live peacefully, out of harm’s way. But as he continues to be challenged by the constant drama with his rivals from the other side of town—as well as the interest of a racist cop—he realizes his chance to break free may be even more out of reach than he originally thought. Will he be able to make good on his promise to Brooklyn, his friend in jail, to get his family out while he can?

The Oxford Handbook of Consequentialism

Author: Douglas W. Portmore

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190905336

Category: Philosophy

Page: 656

View: 5769


Consequentialism is a major moral theory in contemporary philosophy: it is the view that the only thing that matters when making moral decisions is the outcome of those decisions. Consequentialists hold that to morally assess an act, we must first evaluate and rank the various ways that things could turn out depending on whether it or some alternative act is performed. Whether we should perform that act thus depends on how its outcome ranks relative to those of its alternatives. Consequentialism rivals deontology, contractualism, and virtue ethics, but, more importantly, it has influenced contemporary moral philosophy such that the consequentialist/non-consequentialist distinction is one of the most central in normative ethics. After all, every plausible moral theory must concede that the goodness of an act's consequences is something that matters, even if it's not the only thing that matters. Thus, all plausible moral theories will accept that both 1) an act's producing good consequences constitutes a moral reason to perform it, and 2) the better its consequences, the more of a moral reason there is to perform it. In this way, much of consequentialist ethical theory is important for normative ethics in general. This Oxford Handbook contains thirty-two previously unpublished contributions by top moral philosophers examining the current state of play in consequentialism and pointing to new directions for future research. The volume is organized into four major sections: foundational issues; objections to consequentialism; its forms and limits; and consequentialism's implications for policy, practice, and social reform.