Daily Words of Encouragement To Live By

Author: Dr. Jim Bostic Th. DS.

Publisher: WestBowPress

ISBN: 1449780156

Category: Religion

Page: 556

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Life for many people does not offer much to be celebrated. Finances are tight, relationships have gone badly, health concerns have risen, children are becoming unmanageable, and it has caused many people to feel defeated. The Daily Words of Encouragement will lift the broken hearted, give hope to the hopeless, and bring healing for your soul.

Today Just Ain't My Day

Author: Bernita Putham

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465310525

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 151

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My book comes from life experiences and the joy of having girls which was, and still is, a challenge as you watch them grow both spiritually and mentally. My home life was grounded. My parents believed in discipline and old-time beatings. Living in warm surroundings with grandparents who were in our lives, and aunts and uncles who also watched over us when we were younger has taught us that life is, and always will be, about family first. As you read in my book, you will see that every day started out with either a Scripture or just a simple prayer to say Thank you, Lord for bringing me through.

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes: Gospel plays, operas, and later dramatic works

Author: Langston Hughes,Dolan Hubbard,Donna Sullivan Harper,Christopher C. De Santis,Steven Carl Tracy,Dellita Martin-Ogunsola

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826214775

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 690

View: 6728

The sixteen volumes are published with the goal that Hughes pursued throughout his lifetime: making his books available to the people. Each volume will include a biographical and literary chronology by Arnold Rampersad, as well as an introduction by a Hughes scholar lume introductions will provide contextual and historical information on the particular work.

Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody

Author: James H. Cone

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608337685

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 5588

This autobiographical work is truly the capstone to the career of the man widely regarded as the "Father of Black Theology." Dr. Cone, a distinguished professor at Union Theological Seminary, died April 27, 2018. During the 1960s and O70s he argued for racial justice and an interpretation of the Christian Gospel that elevated the voices of the oppressed.ssed.

Great God A'Mighty! the Dixie Hummingbirds

Author: JERRY. ZOLTEN,Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences and Integrative Arts Jerry Zolten

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190071494


Page: 408

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The venerable Dixie Hummingbirds stand at the top of the black gospel music pantheon as artists who not only significantly shaped that genre but, in the process, also profoundly influenced emerging American pop music genres from Rhythm & Blues and Doo-Wop to Rock 'n' Roll, Soul, and Hip-Hop. Great God A'Mighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds shows how, in a career spanning more than nine decades, they pointed the way from pure a cappella harmony to guitar-driven soul to pop-stardom crossover, collaborating with artists like Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon along the way. Drawing on interviews with founding and quintessential members as well as many of the pop luminaries influenced by the Hummingbirds, author Jerry Zolten tells their story from rising up and out of the segregated South in the twenties and thirties to success on Philadelphia radio and the New York City stage in the forties to grueling tours in the fifties and over the long haul a brilliant recording career that carried well over into the 21st century. The story of the Dixie Hummingbirds is a tale of determined young men who navigated the troubled waters of racial division and the cutthroat business of music on the strength of raw talent, vision, character, and perseverance, and made an indelible name for themselves in American cultural history. This heavily edited 2nd edition features brand new photographs, expanded historical context, and a full new chapter on the Hummigbirds' trajectory up to the 21st century.

Winding Paths of Life

Author: Artur Pahl

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3939862274


Page: 222

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A deeply religious woman receives a birthday present from her five children: a journey to the most important pilgrimage sites in Europe. The dream of her lifetime is to get close enough to the Pope and look right into his eyes. An impossible mission begins! Dennis Yosick suffers from deathly cancer. Down to a 105-pound body weight, doctors tell him that he belongs in a Hospice, yet nothing in the world can stop him from leaving Chicago and travelling 5000 miles across the ocean to a Spanish Sanctuary, where he bids farewell to his life and returns home to Chicago. A young man from the punk and drug scene in Frankfurt sets out on foot, walking almost 1000 miles from central Germany to the heart of Rome, to join the World Youth Day. Upon his return to Frankfurt, he becomes well known. They call him "Holy Olaf."

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1582438870

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3676

The inspiration for the film starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly, this resonant story of a mother’s unsettling quest to understand her teenage son’s deadly violence, her own ambivalence toward motherhood, and the explosive link between them remains terrifyingly prescient. Eva never really wanted to be a mother. And certainly not the mother of a boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much–adored teacher in a school shooting two days before his sixteenth birthday. Neither nature nor nurture exclusively shapes a child's character. But Eva was always uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood. Did her internalized dislike for her own son shape him into the killer he’s become? How much is her fault? Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with Kevin’s horrific rampage, all in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin. A piercing, unforgettable, and penetrating exploration of violence and responsibility, a book that the Boston Globe describes as “impossible to put down,” is a stunning examination of how tragedy affects a town, a marriage, and a family.

Great God A'mighty!, the Dixie Hummingbirds

Author: J. Jerome Zolten

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195152727

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

View: 5635

A soaring account of one gospel music's hottest acts takes readers back to the 1920s in search of the music that emerged from the South and helped shape contemporary American music in the latter half of the twentieth century.

Reading Is My Window

Author: Megan Sweeney

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807898352

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 345

Drawing on extensive interviews with ninety-four women prisoners, Megan Sweeney examines how incarcerated women use available reading materials to come to terms with their pasts, negotiate their present experiences, and reach toward different futures. Foregrounding the voices of African American women, Sweeney analyzes how prisoners read three popular genres: narratives of victimization, urban crime fiction, and self-help books. She outlines the history of reading and education in U.S. prisons, highlighting how the increasing dehumanization of prisoners has resulted in diminished prison libraries and restricted opportunities for reading. Although penal officials have sometimes endorsed reading as a means to control prisoners, Sweeney illuminates the resourceful ways in which prisoners educate and empower themselves through reading. Given the scarcity of counseling and education in prisons, women use books to make meaning from their experiences, to gain guidance and support, to experiment with new ways of being, and to maintain connections with the world.

Inspirations of Hope

Author: Jimmy R. Stevens

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524655562

Category: Self-Help

Page: 226

View: 6315

Inspiration of Hope are special messages which were preached across the years by the author. His style of preaching and writing infuses the listening audience with hope and inspiration to serve the living God.