Naked and Not Ashamed

Author: T. D. Jakes

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768430410

Category: Christian life

Page: 177

View: 490

Suggests that leading a christian life involves being honest and open before God and each other, just as Jesus Christ was, by overcoming superficialities and false religious pretenses.

The Naked Olympics

Author: Tony Perrottet

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588363821

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1515

What was it like to attend the ancient Olympic Games? With the summer Olympics’ return to Athens, Tony Perrottet delves into the ancient world and lets the Greek Games begin again. The acclaimed author of Pagan Holiday brings attitude, erudition, and humor to the fascinating story of the original Olympic festival, tracking the event day by day to re-create the experience in all its compelling spectacle. Using firsthand reports and little-known sources—including an actual Handbook for a Sports Coach used by the Greeks—The Naked Olympics creates a vivid picture of an extravaganza performed before as many as forty thousand people, featuring contests as timeless as the javelin throw and as exotic as the chariot race. Peeling away the layers of myth, Perrottet lays bare the ancient sporting experience—including the round-the-clock bacchanal inside the tents of the Olympic Village, the all-male nude workouts under the statue of Eros, and history’s first corruption scandals involving athletes. Featuring sometimes scandalous cameos by sports enthusiasts Plato, Socrates, and Herodotus, The Naked Olympics offers essential insight into today’s Games and an unforgettable guide to the world’s first and most influential athletic festival. "Just in time for the modern Olympic games to return to Greece this summer for the first time in more than a century, Tony Perrottet offers up a diverting primer on the Olympics of the ancient kind….Well researched; his sources are as solid as sources come. It's also well writen….Perhaps no book of the season will show us so briefly and entertainingly just how complete is our inheritance from the Greeks, vulgarity and all." --The Washington Post

The Naked Truth

Author: Danielle Staub

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439182918

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 6818

Meet the Real Danielle… You’ve seen her on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, turning heads, raising eyebrows, and igniting feuds with her feisty suburban neighbors. Now, the always fascinating Danielle Staub gets real about her scandalous past in the year’s most explosive tell-all memoir. . . . When she signed on to appear in a reality TV show, Danielle had no idea what she was getting herself into. Hoping for a new lease on life after her recent divorce, the single mother of two became the target of vicious gossip, heated arguments, and endless controversy. When her housewife costars confronted her with the true crime book written about her ex-husband, the you-know-what hit the fan. Danielle knew she could no longer keep her checkered past a secret—and she had to set the record straight. This is the real Danielle Staub, in her own words, as you’ve never seen her before. The child of an unmarried Italian teenager, Danielle was born in Pennsylvania (under the name Beverly Merrill) after her mother was pressured by her well-to-do family to leave Italy and not return until after she’d put her baby up for adoption. After years of sexual abuse, she fled to Miami, where she became a model, living the kind of lifestyle she could only dream of as a child. She partied like a rock star and with them as well, but ended up marrying a deceitful man who held dangerous secrets of his own. Soon Danielle was caught up in a tangled web of lies, drugs, and abuse that landed her in the hospital more than once. How she survived—leaving her husband, changing her name, and finally giving birth to two lovely daughters—is one shocking story you have to read to believe. If you thought The Real Housewives of New Jersey gave you the real story of Danielle Staub, you don’t know the half of it. Filled with glamour and grit, heartbreak and heroism, this brave, no-holds-barred memoir reveals the naked truth behind reality TV’s most talked-about star. “You either love me or you hate me, there is no in between .” —Danielle Staub For the first time ever, one of the stars of the hit television show The Real Housewives of New Jersey tells her side of the story, including . . . • The truth behind Cop Without a Badge, the book that shocked the other housewives in the first season’s explosive finale. • Her flashy, fast-paced life as a Miami model—and exotic dancer. • Her controversial arrest and time spent in prison. • Her wild hookups with famous celebrities, including an Olympian and a Miami Vice star. • Her abusive childhood, rocky marriages, stormy divorces—and her triumphant rise as one of television’s most intriguing personalities. It’s all here—and all real—in this straight-from-the-hip memoir from the Real Housewife who has all of New Jersey talking . . . and the whole world watching.

The Naked Viscount

Author: Sally MacKenzie

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 1420119079

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6925

The Naked Truth. . . After eight Seasons in London, Lady Jane Parker-Roth is ready to quit the dull search for a husband in favor of more exciting pursuits. So when she encounters an intruder in her host's townhouse, she's not about to let the scoundrel escape. Until she discovers she's wrestling a viscount--Edmund Smyth, the one noble she wouldn't mind meeting in the dark. And when their struggle shatters a randy statue of the god Pan, even more mischief ensues. . . Edmund was indeed searching for evidence of a scandal, but the shocking clues inside the nude statue are far from what he expected. The same can be said of Jane, who shows a talent for interfering in his affairs. And as his quest becomes more than a little improper, he finds the impetuous Lady has a talent for that as well. . . Praise for the Novels of Sally MacKenzie "The romance equivalent of chocolate cake. . .every page is an irresistible delight!" --Lisa Kleypas "Plenty of sexy sizzle and charming wit."--Booklist "Plenty of heat and hilarity."--Publishers Weekly "Naked, noble and irresistible." --Eloisa James

Buck Naked Kitchen

Author: Kirsten Buck

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 1328589927

Category: Cooking

Page: 279

View: 5960

Beautiful and delicious gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free recipes, fully endorsed by Whole30

The Naked Coach

Author: David Taylor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1907293922

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 6476

Bestselling author David Taylor returns with his take on business coaching. No fuss. No jargon. Just great ideas. The Naked Coach is the back-to-basics book on coaching that will make sense of coaching and place it back at the very heart of the business agenda. It will make understanding, learning and teaching coaching simple. The Naked Coach tells real, practical, fun, exciting and above all else relevant stories that you can apply straightaway. David Taylor strips away the hype, jargon and mystery to give coaching a clear definition in all its forms, including mentoring, training, facilitation and interventions of every kind. The Naked Coach explains coaching without being patronising, defines without being arrogant, and does it in a fun, accessible way. It is coaching from a different perspective – yours. The fundamental principle of The Naked Coach is to be yourself – always. Find what works for you, and do it, again and again and again. Remember. No fuss. No Jargon. Just great ideas.

Naked Cruelty

Author: Colleen McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439178356

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

View: 2253

America in 1968 is in turmoil and the leafy Holloman, Connecticut, suburb of Carew is being silently terrorized by a series of vicious and systematic rapes. When finally one victim finds the courage to speak out and go to the police, the rapist escalates to murder. For Captain Carmine Delmonico, it seems to be a case with no clues.

The Naked Eye

Author: Rita J.

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1642581755

Category: Religion

Page: 228

View: 1492

Rita begins by sharing her stories of terrifying encounters with the unseen world, which began at the age of three. By the age of thirteen, she is a troubled teenager with a reckless lifestyle of drinking and drugs. At the height of her rebellion was the most terrifying demonic manifestation she had encountered. Her cries for help to a God she didn't know existed were answered, and the beast was removed. As she grows older, her relationship with God continues to grow and she learns about the spiritual existence of life and how the evil in this world hungers to kill, steal, and destroy mankind, especially those having a passion for God. During an outreach to her brother-in-law deployed overseas, demons began physically manifesting to attack her and those she loves. Rita's anger toward the enemy intensifies, and she becomes determined to strike back in a large-scale way by telling the world how to fight back against the powers and principalities of the supernatural world. This is the Naked Eye by Rita J., A Paranormal Documentary.

Naked Christians

Author: Frederick Mundle

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1669841944

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

View: 4731

Naked Christians comprises a collection of poems which either warns of the lack of eternal life in the souls of many naked Christians (1) who think they live as the body of Christ but do not, (2) who dare to call themselves Christians but have not as yet been born again, (3) who have been duped by false shepherds into believing that there are many ways to God the Father other than the only way of Jesus Christ, (4) who believe that repentance is just a one-time act if it is even necessary at all in the first place, (5) who may be weakening, if saved at all, while they are being engulfed by deniers of God’s word. Who can sit in a naked church in the midst of naked Christians being instructed by a naked pastor and still hope to be found in the presence of the Lord in the millennium?

Look Better Naked

Author: Michele Promaulayko

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1609610512

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 322

View: 5396

Offers tips and plans for reshaping a woman's body, reveals the power-foods that should be eaten daily, and provides a workout that can be done in just minutes a day.