The Flame Within

Author: Wayne Mutza

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786472766

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

View: 9947

A former City of Milwaukee firefighter, the author writes his memoir with candor, depth, spice and emotional insight. He lays out the tumultuous events that led him as a youth into the profession, and the wealth of eye-opening experiences along the way. He plumbs the character of the firefighters and paramedics who answer the call for rescue--but also the character of those who make the call, the rescuer and the rescued. The author keeps the reader close with vivid details of fighting fire and dealing with the anguish of loss and destruction. He pulls no punches; he also describes the promotion process, the politics in stations and in the service as a whole, the struggle of teaching young firefighters, and the heavy price of dedication. The book fully displays the humanity of members of the fire service and the flavor of fire service tradition.

The Flame Queen

Author: Dax Munro

Publisher: Munro Tales

ISBN: 0995768358

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 5060

One woman will take back her freedom. And rise. Violetta will never forget that day. Guilt shadows her every step as she prepares to take her father’s throne. Sadly, he has other ideas. Violetta must marry or forfeit her royal birthright, but all she wants is to be free, to no longer relive the tragic events of her past. If only she can learn to love again, to put the past behind her and begin anew. Enter Emperor Ryore Frost. Handsome. Swave. And her sworn enemy. As Violetta feels new emotions stirring within, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to this mysterious man. Could she risk marrying her mortal enemy if it meant a chance at securing her freedom? Four Magical Realms. One troubled Princess. One love-starved Emperor. And a trio of assassins, lying in wait.

Chasing the Flame

Author: Samantha Power

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141921102

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

View: 3277

Sergio Vieira de Mello-a humanitarian, peacemaker and state builder -was at centre of the most significant geopolitical crises of the last half-century. Born in 1948, just as the post-World War II order was taking shape, he died in a terrorist attack on UN headquarters in Iraq in 2003 as the battle lines in the twenty first-century's first great polarizing struggle were being drawn. This is a dual biography: the story of a man who never stopped learning and the biography of a perilous world whose ills are too big to ignore but too complex to manage quickly or cheaply. Even as Vieira de Mello arranged food deliveries, organized refugee returns, or negotiated with warlords, he pressed his colleagues to join him in grappling with such questions as: When should killers be engaged and when should they be shunned? When is military force justified? How can outsiders play a role in healing broken people and broken places? He did not have the luxury of simply posing these questions; he had to find answers, apply them, and live with the consequences.

Shadows in the Flame

Author: Julie Anne Hale


ISBN: 1445718448


Page: 172

View: 1040

Justin Cross has been attending St James' Boarding Academy ever since he can remember, surrounded by 'troubled' students as the formidable headmaster Craig Cross attempts to reform them back into society, he keeps himself to himself but still manages to gain respect.Lily Irvine is sent to the Academy by her father who feels he needs to make his daughter become a valuable member of society once again. She meets Justin and his peers. There's just something about Justin that makes him different, something beyond the sarcastic and closed off nature that he portrays, and Lily is determined to find out what it is.But Justin has secrets.Secrets that could be murder to find out.Excerpt:Putting on a brave and confident masquerade every single day of your life can really end up unintentionally sucking the life out of you, threatening to draw away your last living breath with a malice intent on destroying your very being.

The Flame of Olympus

Author: Kate O'Hearn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144244410X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 387

View: 4979

Thirteen-year-old Emily's life is transformed when Pegasus, the mythological winged horse, crashes onto the roof of her building during a New York City blackout and takes her to Olympus where she faces monsters, a corrupt governmental agency, and the quest to keep the Olympic flame burning.

Light the Flame

Author: Andrew Harvey

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 140194373X

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 5714

The act of prayer has been recognized—by sages and skeptics alike—as a powerful way to enact positive physical, spiritual, and emotional change. Prayer has the power to take us beyond the rational mind, opening our hearts and engaging our souls. It brings us peace and health. Its aim is to uplift our spirits and bring us closer to the divine. In Light the Flame, teacher and poet Andrew Harvey has gathered the 365 prayers that have most influenced his life, offering us a daily reminder of the sacred. Drawing insights from around the world, across religions, and an array of disciplines, Harvey provides inspiration from great spiritual minds like Rumi and Thomas Merton, activists like César Chávez and Mother Teresa, and philosophers like Nietzsche and Voltaire—plus he includes some of his own works. With themes that range from love and loss to unity and transformation, this luminous book will capture your imagination and nourish your soul.

The Flame Before Us - Sample

Author: Richard Abbott

Publisher: Richard Abbott


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9976

Conflict and commitment in the shadow of a city's downfall The raiding ships have come before, but this time it is different. This time the attackers are coming to stay. The great kings and their vassals collapse as the newcomers advance. Walk with refugees, migrants, and defenders of the land alike, as they struggle to create a different way of life beside the ruins of the old. Can alliance, commitment and love survive the turmoil? The process of change in the hill country that began in In a Milk and Honeyed Land is picking up pace now. This is a free sample download of the whole novel.

The Flame of the Heart

Author: Nathan Sternharz,Reb Noson,David Sears,Breslov Research Institute

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 1580232469

Category: Religion

Page: 118

View: 1736

A unique collection of Hasidic wisdom. This deeply personal book of prayers offers inspiring examples and opens the profound teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov to all who seek to enrich their prayer practice.

The Phoenix and the Flame

Author: Henry Kamen

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300054163

Category: Religion

Page: 527

View: 6610

It is commonly assumed that the Counter-Reformation touched Spain only lightly, affecting the religious institutions but not the ordinary Spaniards. Henry Kamen now challenges this view by providing an intimate look at what life was like in one small but distinctive rural Spanish community from the mid-sixteenth to mid-seventeenth centuries. By examining the Catalan village of Mediona as a microcosm of Spanish society, Kamen shows that in fact the Counter Reformation led to powerful changes in the daily lives, beliefs, and customs of the common people of Catalonia and Spain. Kamen portrays the popular culture of Mediona, studying the shifting habits revealed by its administrative reforms during the Counter Reformation; the place of religious belief within the community; the attempts to change popular festivities and celebrations; the far-reaching innovations in marriage and sexuality; the role of the Inquisition and of the Jesuits; the problem of witchcraft, and the impact of books from the expanding presses of France, Italy, and the Netherlands on local language and ideas. Kamen concludes that the Counter Reformation was in some instances liberating rather than repressive in Mediona and the broader Mediterranean society of which it was part. By contemplating popular religion and culture as it was practiced by ordinary citizens, he offers new insights into an epoch normally studied only in the light of great political events, and he presents a wholly original vision of culture and society in Spain's Golden Age.