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The Seventh Most Important Thing

Author : Shelley Pearsall
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Shelley Pearsall's story of anger and art, loss and redemption, is a transformative read that will appeal to fans of Lisa Graff's Lost in the Sun and Vince Vawter's Paperboy. One kid. One crime. One chance to make things right. It was a bitterly cold day when Arthur T. Owens grabbed a brick and hurled it at the trash picker. Arthur had his reasons, and the brick hit the Junk Man in the arm, not the head. But none of that matters to the judge—he is ready to send Arthur to juvie for the foreseeable future. Amazingly, it’s the Junk Man himself who offers an alternative: 120 hours of community service . . . working for him. Arthur is given a rickety shopping cart and a list of the Seven Most Important Things: glass bottles, foil, cardboard, pieces of wood, lightbulbs, coffee cans, and mirrors. He can’t believe it—is he really supposed to rummage through people’s trash? But it isn’t long before Arthur realizes there’s more to the Junk Man than meets the eye, and the “trash” he’s collecting is being transformed into something more precious than anyone could imagine. . . . Inspired by the work of American folk artist James Hampton, award-winning author Shelley Pearsall has crafted an affecting and redemptive novel about discovering what shines within us all, even when life seems full of darkness. From the Hardcover edition.

The Seventh Most Important Thing

Author : Shelley Pearsall
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"In 1963, thirteen-year-old Arthur is sentenced to community service helping the neighborhood Junk Man after he throws a brick at the old man's head in a moment of rage, but the junk he collects might be more important than he suspects. Inspired by the work of American folk artist James Hampton"--

Things Seen from Above

Author : Shelley Pearsall
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A shift in perspective can change everything. This brilliant new novel from the author of The Seventh Most Important Thing celebrates kids who see the world a little differently. April is looking for an escape from the sixth-grade lunch hour, which has become a social-scene nightmare, so she signs up to be a "buddy bench monitor" for the fourth graders' recess. Joey Byrd is a boy on the fringes, who wanders the playground alone, dragging his foot through the dirt. But over time, April realizes that Joey isn't just making random circles. When you look at his designs from above, a story emerges... Joey's "bird's eye" drawings reveal what he observes and thinks about every day. Told in alternating viewpoints--April's in text and Joey's mostly in art--the story gives the "whole picture" of what happens as these two outsiders find their rightful places.

The Seventh Mother

Author : Sherri Wood Emmons
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A young girl searches for a mother's love amid unfolding secrets, in this riveting and emotionally complex novel from acclaimed author Sherri Wood Emmons. The summer that her father falls in love with Emma, Jenny Bohner is just turning eleven. Jenny was three when her mother died, and since then Brannon Bohner has traveled with his daughter from one seasonal job to another, picking up girlfriends along the way. Cara, Ami, Trish--all were sweet and kind, but none ever stayed for long. Somehow Emma is different, traveling with them from Idaho to Kentucky, filling Jenny with hopes of a real family at last. Emma's warmth and optimism are contagious, defusing Brannon's flashes of temper and making their first weeks together everything Jenny has dreamed of. Yet something still troubles her, surfacing through years of memories--tempting her from within boxes Jenny has been told never to touch, filled with hidden mementoes from long ago. And somewhere among them Jenny will find answers that compel her to choose--between the home she longs for, the love she craves, and the hard truth she can no longer ignore. . . Praise for the novels of Sherri Wood Emmons The Weight of Small Things "Emmons writes beautifully about women, friendship and choices, and engagingly chronicles the long friendship that becomes a mutual lifeline." --The Sunday Star Ledger The Sometimes Daughter "Emmons has a keen grasp of the difficulties of mother-daughter dynamics. . .an intimate story." --Publishers Weekly "Teens who appreciated Lauren Myracle's Bliss or autobiographies by Augusten Burroughs and Jeannette Walls of dysfunctional family survivors should also enjoy this novel." –School Library Journal Prayers and Lies "A rich story of the triumph of love and decency." –Sandra Dallas, author of Prayers for Sale "A strong debut. . .Emmons has a rich voice that pairs well with the earthy setting. . .and the characters are wonderfully drawn." –Publishers Weekly "Surely Sherri Wood Emmons is the freshest new voice I've read in a long while. Read Prayers and Lies, and hold on tight! You are in for an unforgettable literary ride!" --Ann Hood, author of The Red Thread

Project Independence Transcript of the Seventh Public Hearing

Author : United States. Federal Energy Administration
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7 Faces of Singaporeans

Author : Ah Keng Kau
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Braids of Forbidden Trinity

Author : Lama Muhammad MD
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There is a land, far away and mysterious, A land filled with antiquities and statues, A land of secret parties and strong women. It is a land of continuous war and outstanding celebrations! A land that Lama wrote about : "Imagine if I kissed you secretly Then whispered to you: Dont tell anyone! Do you like the tale? And imagine if you walked away, with your kiss, like a curse: Sleeping no more, Eating no more, Drinking no more, Fishing for the sound of the kiss And once upon a poem, on a night of a full treason, I abandoned you. What would you do? Now that you are the (hostage) of a kiss! You ask me: Why do you write about love, are you amorous? Do you know that I kissed home secretly? Do you know that home is (hostage) to numerous kisses, And treason is not a habit of the yearning?"

Becoming Expert with WordPerfect 5 and Library Office 3 0 in Your Law Practice

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The Seventh Report from the Select Committee of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada on Grievances

Author : Ontario. Parliament. House of Assembly. Select Committee on Grievances
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The Most Important Thing a Man Needs to Know about the Rest of His Life

Author : Theodore Wilhelm Engstrom
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The Ten commandments

Author : David M. Albertin
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This book, one of a three-part series, is a narrative reflection on Dr. Martin Luther's "Small Catechism." Its uses are many: - A companion guide for catechism classes. - A manual for new adult member classes. - A preaching resource. - Inspirational reading for those who want to know more about the faith-life of a Christian. The book began as a video series broadcast on the Michigan City, Indiana, cable system. The series was also used in the catechetical instruction of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Michigan City, where Dr. Albertin is a pastor. David M. Albertin has for over a quarter of a century been a Lutheran pastor in addition to being a psychiatric counselor and college professor. He is a graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary (M.Div.), St. Louis, Missouri, and the State University of New York at Buffalo (Ph.D.). Throughout his ministry he has been active in radio and television and has served the church at large in the area of communications. He is a native of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, and currently resides in Michigan City, Indiana.

Sharing God s Planet

Author : Claire Foster
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This report explores the causes and consequences of human damage to the environment and suggests how Christians can respond.

The Gospel of Yes

Author : Mike Glenn
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God would like a word with you What you believe about God affects the way you approach life—often in ways you don’t realize. Are you convinced that God limits you, or liberates you? Is he more interested in correcting you or connecting with you? And when you hit a rough spot and start looking for help, do you believe God is against you or on your side? In The Gospel of Yes, Mike Glenn reveals God’s most powerful word, which opens our eyes to everything he does. That word is YES. God said “yes” to creating a world for us to live in and “yes” to inviting us into a relationship with him. No matter what we face in life, the best way to live is captured in one word: yes. When you live in God’s “yes” you find your identity, your true value, and your unique purpose on earth. You can stop trying to be someone else and enjoy being yourself as you join with God in doing the work of his kingdom. When God looks at you he always says “yes.” It’s time to live like you know it. Includes Discussion Questions for Personal and Group Use.

Phenomenology in Practice and Theory

Author : William S. Hamrick
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by Wolfe Mays It is a great pleasure and honour to write this preface. I first became ac quainted with Herbert Spiegelberg's work some twenty years ago, when in 1960 I reviewed The Phenomenological Movement! for Philosophical Books, one of the few journals in Britain that reviewed this book, which Herbert has jok ingly referred to as "the monster". I was at that time already interested in Con tinental thought, and in particular phenomenology. I had attended a course on phenomenology given by Rene Schaerer at Geneva when I was working there in 1955-6. I had also been partly instrumental in getting Merleau-Ponty to come to Manchester in 1958. During his visit he gave a seminar in English on politics and a lecture in French on "Wittgenstein and Language" in which he attacked Wittgenstein's views on language in the Tractatus. He was apparently unaware of the Philosophical Investigations. But it was not until I came to review Herbert's book that I appreciated the ramifications of the movement: its diverse strands of thought, and the manifold personalities involved in it. For example, Herbert mentions one Aurel Kolnai who had written on the "Phenomenology of Disgust'!, and which had appeared in Vol. 10 of Husserl's Jahrbuch. It was only after I had been acquainted for some time with Kolnai then in England, that I realised that 2 Herbert had written about him in the Movement. The Movement itself contains a wealth of learning.

Augustine and the Fundamentalist s Daughter

Author : Margaret R. Miles
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In Augustine and the Fundamentalist's Daughter, Margaret Miles weaves her memoirs together with reflections on Augustine's Confessions. Having read and reread Augustine's Confessions, in admiration as well as frustration, over the past thirty-five years, Miles brings her memories of childhood and youth in a fundamentalist home into conversation with Augustine's effort to understand his life. The result is a fascinating work of autobiographical and theological reflection. Moreover, this project brings together a rare combination of insights on fundamentalists' convictions and habits of mind, as well as on differences among fundamentalists. Such reflections are especially urgent in this time in which fundamentalism is prominent in political and social discourse.

California s Changing Families

Author : California. Legislature. Joint Select Task Force on the Changing Family
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Intermodernism

Author : Kristin Bluemel
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This collection of original critical essays, newly available in paperback, launches an ambitious, long-term project marking out a new period and style in twentieth-century literary history.

City on the Rocks

Author : Kevin Rafferty
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Explores the history and culture of Hong Kong, profiles the powers behind its business and political worlds, and analyzes the impact that recent events in China will have on its future

Select Family and Parish Sermons

Author : Charles Pettit McIlvaine
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The Circle Maker Participant s Guide

Author : Mark Batterson
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The Circle Maker, a dynamic four-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), uses the story of Honi the Circle Maker, who prayer-walked until the rains came during a devastating first Century drought. This Participant Guide provides individual and group activities, between session personal studies, and additional background material that will enhance the experience of the video on The Circle Maker DVD (sold separately). This story helps you and your entire church begin to identify dreams and future miracles you can draw prayer circles around. God, who still looks for circle makers whose bold prayers defy human convention and invoke divine intervention is waiting for those prayers… Mark Batterson not only teaches about big dreams and bold prayers, he lives it. With stories of Honi, as well as reflections on modern day miracles as a result of prayer, this participant's guide will help you identify, discuss and put into practice the dreams and future miracles you need to draw circles around. Sessions include: 1. Becoming a Circle Maker 2. Little People, Big Risks, and Huge Circles 3. Praying Hard and Praying Through 4. Praying is Like Planting Designed for use with The Circle Maker Video Study (sold separately).