Beautiful on the Outside

Author: Adam Rippon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1538732394

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 3378

Former Olympic figure skater and self-professed America's Sweetheart Adam Rippon shares his underdog journey from beautiful mess to outrageous success in this hilarious, big-hearted memoir that the Washington Post calls "comedic gold." Your mom probably told you it's what on the inside that counts. Well, then she was never a competitive figure skater. Olympic medalist Adam Rippon has been making it pretty for the judges even when, just below the surface, everything was an absolute mess. From traveling to practices on the Greyhound bus next to ex convicts to being so poor he could only afford to eat the free apples at his gym, Rippon got through the toughest times with a smile on his face, a glint in his eye, and quip ready for anyone listening. Beautiful on the Outside looks at his journey from a homeschooled kid in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to a self-professed American sweetheart on the world stage and all the disasters and self-delusions it took to get him there. Yeah, it may be what's on the inside that counts, but life is so much better when it's beautiful on the outside.


Author: Sharon Rene Furr

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449046991

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

View: 8787

Where the Heart Takes You

Author: Virginia Wise

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 142014782X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8782

In this sweeping new historical series by Virginia Wise, a young woman finds a new life in America’s first Amish settlement—and discovers that love requires a special sort of courage . . . Pennsylvania, 1737. Greta Scholtz braved a perilous journey—and the loss of her beloved father—to find religious freedom in America. With two orphan children she's taken under her wing, she's trying hard to survive this rugged new world. So she won't let settlement elders pressure her into marrying reserved widower Jacob Miller. She and Jacob simply can’t agree on anything—even if the unexpected feeling between them is proving an irresistible force . . . After losing his wife and baby, grief-stricken Jacob keeps everyone at arm’s length. Duty is the only reason he began helping the headstrong Greta make a life for herself and her charges. Yet he’s grown to admire her, especially her strength in the face of obstacles—including him and his wounded ways. But wrenching misunderstandings and a jealous rival could separate them forever. To find harmony—and perhaps even a future together—Greta and Jacob must take a leap of faith and risk opening their hearts . . .

Beautiful on Raw

Author: Tonya Zavasta

Publisher: BR Publishing

ISBN: 9780974243429

Category: Cooking

Page: 364

View: 9314

Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program

Author: Center for Gifted Education, William & Mary

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000493881

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 1156

The Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program targets reading comprehension skills in high-ability learners by moving students through an inquiry process from basic understanding to critical analyses of texts, using a field-tested method developed by the Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary. Students in grade 3 will learn to comprehend and analyze any reading passage after completing the activities in Jacob's Ladder, Grade 3 (2nd ed., previously published as Level 1). Research conducted by the Center for Gifted Education with Title 1 students demonstrated that the Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program delivers results related to improved reading comprehension, increased critical thinking, and an enhanced interest in reading. Using skill ladders connected to short stories, poetry, essays, and nonfiction, students move from lower order, concrete thinking skills to higher order, critical thinking skills. The ladders include multiple skills necessary for academic success, covering language arts standards such as sequencing, determining cause and effect, classifying, inferencing, and recognizing main ideas. The second edition of the book builds off the previous Level 1 edition, including new readings and ladders for student use. This book provides teachers with an explanation of the nature of supplementary tasks that scaffold reading comprehension. Also included is an overview of the goals and objectives of the Jacob's Ladder tasks and suggestions for implementation, giving every teacher the tools needed to promote successful reading comprehension. Optional Student Workbook Packs In addition to this teacher's guide, companion student workbooks are available for Grade 3

Hypocrites or Heroes?

Author: Roger Amos

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498220282

Category: Religion

Page: 242

View: 9095

It is easy to dismiss the Pharisees as Jesus' implacable adversaries, the hypocrites with whom he frequently debated and who even plotted his downfall. That picture, however, ignores other gospel passages that show Jesus on friendly terms with them. This study explores every New Testament reference to the Pharisees, paying special attention to Jesus' encounters with them, and offers a feasible resolution of the seeming discrepancies. Unlike those proposed by some scholars, this solution preserves the integrity of the gospel texts and also explains other paradoxical aspects of Jesus' ministry. This subject contains more than academic importance. Since much of the gospel record of the actions and teachings of Jesus falls within the context of his encounters with the Pharisees, some knowledge of these people with whom he so frequently engaged is an essential prerequisite to understanding Jesus himself. This study's historical reconstructions of the Pharisee movement origins, of its characteristics at the time of Jesus, and of Jesus' relationship with the Pharisees themselves, provide not only a clearer picture of the social and religious environment in which the Christian faith originated, but also fresh insight into Jesus.

inspired In Spirit

Author: Amanda Small


ISBN: 0244761930

Category: Self-Help

Page: 202

View: 9540

Inspired In Spirit is a conversation, a workbook and guide designed for the reader so they too can live their best life through manifestation and love. Each chapter has a specific focus as well as a work space to help the reader either begin working on themselves or for taking notes. Author Amanda Small believes in all the techniques in this book and now would like to share; how you to can empower your authentic self and manifest the life of your dreams today.

Aspiring Poetry

Author: Russell T. Rodrigo Ed.D

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1669810909

Category: Poetry

Page: 130

View: 6862

Will it all be about your fantasies? Or about old poems from old centuries? Sitting in a new class named “poetry”, You wonder how things would turn out to be. Happy or Sad. Silly or Serious. Lively or Calm. Whatever mood you are in, you can never go wrong with poem writing. This book will guide you through time, history, and the mystical path of the world of poetry. Here you will find: User friendly guide to create your own poems Poems structures from famous forms to traditional Famous poems and a thorough analysis (Shakespeare, Milton, Keats, etc.) Unique poems from unique poets you have never seen before This book is a brilliant friend to keep by your side whenever you want to read, immerse yourself in, or create your own poems. Grab your pen or open your laptop. Prepare your creative mind. We are going to turn your thoughts into a wonderful piece of art!

Fat No More, Release the Subconscious Blocks that Prevent your Weight Loss

Author: Marylin Stompler

Publisher: Fat No More

ISBN: 0979549280

Category: Mind and body

Page: 265

View: 4613

Losing weight is not just about dieting or exercising as proved by the countless number of failed diets and exercise programs. First, you need to identify and let go of the many mental, emotional, subconscious, and spiritual blocks, also called M.E.S.S. blocks, that prevent you from losing weight. These blocks are the limiting beliefs, thoughts, or fears that prevent your weight loss.

The Net Bible Synopsis of the Four Gospels

Author: Gregory White

Publisher: Biblical Studies Press

ISBN: 0737501537

Category: Bible

Page: 312

View: 8496

A synopsis is a tool which displays different passages of a text side by side for comparison. This is most commonly done with the four Gospels of the New Testament because of their similar material, but it could reasonably be done with any text that has similar passages, such as the Old Testament historical narratives. The synopsis you presently hold contains the four Gospels of the New Testament. It is different from comparing parallel versions, such as one English translation to another, because all of the passages displayed in this synopsis are from the same version, the NET Bible. It is different from a harmony because the passages are not reorganized into one story; each Gospel in a synopsis is separate from the others and can be read by itself or in comparison with the others. This parallel arrangement enables fruitful comparison of the Gospels to each other so each may be understood well on its own in light of the others.