The Riveting Final Story in the Sapphire Brides Series When Clara Vesper's husband, Adolph, dies suddenly, Clara is stunned--but not grief-stricken. Her marriage to Adolph had been arranged, their primary interaction revolving around the sapphire jewelry Clara designed and Adolph produced and sold. Widowed and penniless, with two small children, Clara decides to return to her aunt and uncle's ranch in Montana, the only place she has ever been happy. Curtis Billingham, injured in a sapphire mine collapse, is recuperating at the ranch of his friends, Paul and Madeline Sersland. But when the Serslands' niece returns from New York City, Curtis curses both his broken body and his broken past. Clara, the love of his life, has come back to him, but he is no longer worthy of her love. Clara's brother-in-law Otto Vesper, Adolph's business partner, fears that the loss of Clara's design skills will doom the company's prospects. Following her to Montana, Otto is prepared to do whatever it takes to get Clara to return with him to New York. As Clara fights for love and freedom, a dangerous secret in her late husband's life comes to light, threatening everyone she loves.
Author: Rieki Crins Genre: Publisher: Independently Published ISBN: 1090821018 Book Pages: 314 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
In this poignant memoir, Rieki Crins recalls her decades-long involvement with the little-known kingdom of Bhutan.When a young Rieki Crins first set foot in the little-known Buddhist country of Bhutan, long before it was known for being the "happiest country in the world she knew her heart had found a place to call home. So when the chance came for an offer to carry out research work in the little-known and relatively untouched village of Tsachapu, she didn't hesitate to jump at the chance. For an anthropologist like her, it was once in a lifetime opportunity. A nudge from Mother Fate herself. This would be the beginning of a 27-year love affair with Bhutan.But Bhutan was changing, like all things subject to time. Like the fast-spurt growth of late bloomer, it had transformed from an idyllic little kingdom to a country that was catching up with the rest of the world, and this had some unintended effects. During the final years of her involvement with Bhutan, she set up a foundation in Bhutan to help teenagers acquire real-world skills. It was a dream come true.Pleasant dreams often have a way of metamorphosing into horrible nightmares. Although she unaware, she was beginning to make enemies of those who'd rather things remained the way they are.Profoundly insightful and honest, Blacklisted in Bhutan is a chronicle of Rieki's experiences-good, bad and ugly-and is a deeply personal story of boundless love, selfless sacrifice and heart-rending betrayal from a place her heart called home.Scroll up and click the link to buy now!
Author: Fran Grace Genre: Compassion Publisher: ISBN: 1732318506 Book Pages: 776 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
An inspiring chronicle of life-changing encounters, personal transformation and a vision of love that transcends the everyday definition, to embrace universal kindness and compassion, based on the knowledge that all beings are one family and that our capacity to love is one of the world's most hidden yet powerful resources. The book is groundbreaking in its affirmation of love as a pathway for people of widely differing viewpoints. Unexpectedly changed by love, Fran Grace went on a journey to learn more about its power to transform and heal. She interviewed renowned spiritual teachers, scientists, activists and artists, all chosen with the help of her spiritual teacher. Each encounter helped her overcome obstacles on her path. The book gives readers a direct encounter with teachers of love in the world today. From diverse faiths and fields of work, they reveal the power of love to be the next frontier of global consciousness, suggesting many ways to uncover it and live it. Includes photographs and unique contributions from: Dr. David R. and Susan Hawkins - H. H. the 17th Karmapa - Father Pavlos of Sinai - Llewellyn and Anat Vaughan-Lee - Mona Polacca and The International Council of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers - Betty J. Eadie - Belvie Rooks & Dedan Gills - Dr. William and Jean Tiller - Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo - Huston Smith - Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev - Dr. Viktor Frankl (with grandson Alexander Vesely and Frankl family representative Mary Cimiluca) - Swami Chidatmananda. Fran Grace's personal narrative is pulsed by her encounters with the pioneering teachers of love listed above, each of whom has a chapter that includes a brief biography, excerpts from their dialogue with the author, and her sense of how the encounter helped her to overcome the many obstacles to love. The book takes readers on a journey into Buddhist and Hindu monasteries in India, an Indigenous Grandmothers' fire circle in the Black Hills, Mother Teresa's Homes for the Poor in Rome, Calcutta, and Tijuana, laboratory of a Stanford physicist, home of a Sufi sheikh, largest meditation hall in N. America, and a college classroom in California. She interviews those familiar with the stark Sinai desert, slave dungeons in Ghana, and near-death experiences. In the end, love is found to animate every moment of ordinary life. Inspiring story of personal transformation. Compelling account of how the world is transformed through everyday acts of kindness. A rich resource of teachings on love, healing and compassion from a wide range of spiritual traditions, with a rare inside view of some of the world's most respected teachers. Includes index, biographical profiles, bibliography, endnotes.
Author: David C. Bellusci Genre: Psychology Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers ISBN: 9781532677946 Book Pages: 138 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
How is human love deformed in sexual addiction? How can human love be transformed? David Bellusci considers three signs of addiction and then, by looking at neurotic tendencies within a psychoanalytical framework, as well as the neurobiological nature of sexual pleasure, explores the causes of sexual addiction. Behavioral expression of addiction is examined in pornography, masturbation, cybersex, and multiple sexual partners. Working within a Christian anthropology drawn from Thomas Aquinas, Bellusci considers the morality of pleasure; how pleasure suggests an antinomy of satisfaction-dissatisfaction. He explores how the fallen human condition effects the will, and the consent to sin. He concludes with a focus on how the addict may be supported, at the psychological, relational, and spiritual levels.
Kapuna Hospital is a beacon of hope and the center of a community in Papua New Guinea. Uncover the story of resilience and hope found in a bush hospital clinging to the edge of one of the world's last frontiers, Papua New Guinea. On the brink of civilization, follow the incredible story of the Calvert family from New Zealand, making one of the last frontiers their home and legacy. The story is told by author and missionary, Erin Foley, a graduate of Hillsdale College in Michigan who calls Boise, Idaho her home when not traveling the globe. In 2011, she left the corporate world and "American Dream" to pursue the best-life-ever as a missionary in Australia, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, Spain, and France before settling in Cambodia.
A personal story of crisis, commitment, and hope from the best-selling author of Memoirs of An Ex-Prom Queen One day it happens, the dreaded thing that will change your life forever, the more dreadful because, though you've half expected it, you don't know what form it will take or when it will come, and whether or not you will rise to the challenge. For Alix Kates Shulman, it happened on July 22, 2004, at two a.m. on a coastal Maine island in a remote seaside cabin with no electricity, running water, or road to reach it—where the very isolation that makes it a perfect artist's retreat renders it as risky as life itself. She woke to find that her beloved seventy-five-year-old husband had fallen the nine feet from their sleeping loft and was lying on the floor below, naked and deathly still. Though Scott would survive, he suffered an injury that left him seriously brain impaired. He was the same—but not the same. Each of us has imagined with dread the occurrence of just such an event outside our control that will permanently alter the course of our lives. In this elegant memoir, Shulman describes life on the other side: the ongoing anxieties and risks—and surprising rewards—she experiences as she reorganizes her world and her priorities to care for her husband and discovers that what might have seemed a grim life sentence to some has evolved into something unexpectedly rich.
Author: Derek Prince Genre: Religion Publisher: Chosen Books ISBN: 9781441210814 Book Pages: Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
With a radio ministry that reaches more than half the globe, Derek Prince has influenced countless listeners and readers through his incisive wisdom on the Christian life. Trained at Cambridge, Prince has a knack for pulling simple kernels of truth from even the most difficult teachings of Scripture. His bold and unique exposition of the transforming power of God as Father, Deliverer, and Healer has remade many a floundering believer's life. In Transformed for Life, Prince combines six popular, powerful books from his ministry into one life-changing volume. In his straight-talking style, he offers potent biblical teaching on God's love and atonement, the identity and gifts of the Holy Spirit, the purpose of testing, and much more. The material included in this volume was first presented in radio programs and then transcribed into six booklets: Extravagant Love, The Divine Exchange, Who Is the Holy Spirit?, Life's Bitter Pool, Fatherhood, and From Curse to Blessing. As readers learn to walk in the promises of the Bible, they will experience renewed freedom and understanding of how to access divine provision. Christians seeking healing, deliverance, wholeness, and blessing will gain a new and powerful grasp of their birthright as God's children as they learn what it means to be Transformed for Life.