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Rewriting Your Broken Story

By Kenneth Boa
  • Writer : Kenneth Boa
  • Isbn : 0830894373
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Number of Pages : 216
  • Category : Religion
  • Review Counts : 683
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : rewriting-your-broken-story.pdf

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Life is often not how we thought it would be. Kenneth Boa shows us how we can make sense of our broken stories by seeing them in the context of a larger and greater story. This perspective gives us purpose, blesses others, and helps us make a lasting mark on the world. When we set our stories within God's greater story, we learn to live with a heavenly perspective.

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  • Pdf File: how-to-tell-a-story.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The definitive guide to telling an unforgettable story in any setting, drawing on twenty-five years of experience from the storytelling experts at The Moth “From toasts to eulogies, from job interviews to social events, this book will help you with ideas, structure, delivery and more.”—CNN Over the past twenty-five years, the directors of The Moth have worked with people from all walks of life—including astronauts, hairdressers, rock stars, a retired pickpocket, high school students, and Nobel Prize winners—to develop true personal stories that have moved and delighted live audiences and listeners of The Moth’s Peabody Award–winning radio hour and podcast. A leader in the modern storytelling movement, The Moth inspires thousands of people around the globe to share their stories each year. Now, with How to Tell a Story, The Moth will help you learn how to uncover and craft your own unique stories, like Moth storytellers Mike Birbiglia, Rosanne Cash, Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Gilbert, Padma Lakshmi, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Hasan Minhaj, Tig Notaro, Boots Riley, Betty Reid Soskin, John Turturro, and more. Whether your goal is to make it to the Moth stage, deliver the perfect wedding toast, wow clients at a business dinner, give a moving eulogy, ace a job interview, be a hit at parties, change the world, or simply connect more deeply to those around you, stories are essential. Sharing secrets of The Moth’s time-honed process and using examples from beloved storytellers, a team of Moth directors will show you how to • mine your memories for your best stories • explore structures that will boost the impact of your story • deliver your stories with confidence • tailor your stories for any occasion Filled with empowering, easy-to-follow tips for crafting stories that forge lasting bonds with friends, family, and colleagues alike, this book will help you connect authentically with the world around you and unleash the power of story in your life.

He Threw the Elephant in the Bayou

By Jody Seymour
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn Code : 166671318X
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reviews : 591
  • Pdf File: he-threw-the-elephant-in-the-bayou.pdf

Book Excerpt:

He Threw the Elephant in the Bayou will bring warmth to your heart and a smile to your face. Jody Seymour’s stories, drawn from his memory bank of childhood days growing up in the country between Biloxi and Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and a few from later years, will draw you in and remind you of earlier times in your own life as well. Many of the stories call to mind the reality that we all make and break covenants. You will also find a new collection of Jody’s poems that focus on the journey of faith. Some relate to seasons of the church year and others to specific Bible stories. All will give you insight and a new way of seeing these old themes.

Call Them by Their True Names

By Rebecca Solnit
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  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Isbn Code : 1608469476
  • Number of Pages : 166
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 873
  • Pdf File: call-them.pdf

Book Excerpt:

“[A] call to arms that takes on a range of social and political problems in America—from racism and misogyny to climate change and Donald Trump” (Poets & Writers). National Book Award Longlist Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction Winner of the Foreword INDIE Editor’s Choice Prize for Nonfiction Rebecca Solnit is the author of more than twenty books, including the international bestseller Men Explain Things to Me. Called “the voice of the resistance” by the New York Times, she has emerged as an essential guide to our times, through incisive commentary on feminism, violence, ecology, hope, and everything in between. In this powerful and wide-ranging collection of essays, Solnit turns her attention to the war at home. This is a war, she says, “with so many casualties that we should call it by its true name, this war with so many dead by police, by violent ex-husbands and partners and lovers, by people pursuing power and profit at the point of a gun or just shooting first and figuring out who they hit later.” To get to the root of these American crises, she contends that “to acknowledge this state of war is to admit the need for peace,” countering the despair of our age with a dose of solidarity, creativity, and hope. “Solnit’s exquisite essays move between the political and the personal, the intellectual and the earthy.” —Elle “Solnit is careful with her words (she always is) but never so much that she mutes the infuriated spirit that drives these essays.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Solnit [is] a powerful cultural critic: as always, she opts for measured assessment and pragmatism over hype and hysteria.” —Publishers Weekly “Essential reading for anyone living in America today.” —The Brooklyn Rail

In Search of Hospitality

By Conrad Lashley,Alison Morrison
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1135390533
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 116
  • Pdf File: in-search-of-hospitality.pdf

Book Excerpt:

'In Search of Hospitality' is a unique contribution to the study of hospitality, exploring the practice of hospitality across disciplines, and adopting an international perspective where appropriate. 'In Search of Hospitality': *brings together an extraordinary collection of leading researches and writers in hospitality, sociology, philosophy and social history, providing a truly global perspective on hospitality * focuses the study of hospitality across the range of human, social and economic settings * provides a reference point for the future development of hospitality as an academic discipline. This text is ideal for students and academics in both the applied fields of hospitality and tourism studies, and general academic fields in business studies and behavioral sciences. For practitioners in hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses the text provides a provocative and informative guide to understanding and providing hospitality in commercial contexts.

When You Don't Like Your Story

By Sharon Jaynes
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Isbn Code : 1400209714
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 952
  • Pdf File: when-you-don-t-like-your-story.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Bestselling author, cofounder of Girlfriends in God, and writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries Sharon Jaynes reveals the secret to living a better story: understanding that the worst parts of our past are the very things God uses most. Many people don't like the story God is writing in their lives. The mistakes, failures, tragedies, and circumstances outside of our control linger in our minds and hold us back. How do we come to grips with the pieces of our stories that we wish weren't there? How do we silence the pain of what has been done to us and the shame of what we've allowed to be done through us? In When You Don't Like Your Story, Bible teacher Sharon Jaynes shows us how God untangles our most painful emotions with the fingers of grace, putting his redemption on display. In the hardest parts of our narratives, we get to see God's greatest work--and this changes the ending of our stories. As we overcome shame, offer forgiveness, and use our stories to help others, we find freedom from the past and learn to live in the restoration of the present.

A Psychoanalyst in the Classroom

By Deborah P. Britzman
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Isbn Code : 1438457340
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Category : Education
  • Reviews : 822
  • Pdf File: a-psychoanalyst-in-the-classroom.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Offers a new view of pedagogical practices to psychoanalysts interested in pedagogy. A Psychoanalyst in the Classroom provides rich descriptions of the surprising ways individuals handle matters of love and hate when dealing with reading and writing in the classroom. With wit and sharp observations, Deborah P. Britzman advocates for a generous recognition of the vulnerabilities, creativity, and responsibilities of university learning. Britzman develops themes that include the handling of technique in psychoanalysis and pedagogy, the uses of theory, regression to adolescence, the inner life of gender, the untold story of the writing block, and everyday mistakes in teaching and learning. She also examines the relationship between mental health and experiences of teaching and learning.

The Travelling Concepts of Narrative

By Mari Hatavara,Lars-Christer Hydén,Matti Hyvärinen
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  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 9027271968
  • Number of Pages : 311
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 783
  • Pdf File: the-travelling-concepts-of-narrative.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Narrative is a pioneer concept in our trans-disciplinary age. For decades, it has been one of the most successful catchwords in literature, history, cultural studies, philosophy, and health studies. While the expansion of narrative studies has led to significant advances across a number of fields, the travels for the concept itself have been a somewhat more complex. Has the concept of narrative passed intact from literature to sociology, from structuralism to therapeutic practice or to the study of everyday storytelling? In this volume, philosophers, psychologists, literary theorists, sociolinguists, and sociologists use methodologically challenging test cases to scrutinize the types, transformations, and trajectories of the concept and theory of narrative. The book powerfully argues that narrative concepts are profoundly relevant in the understanding of life, experience, and literary texts. Nonetheless, it emphasizes the vast contextual differences and contradictions in the use of the concept.

When God Doesn't Fix It Study Guide

By Laura Story
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  • Publisher : HarperChristian Resources
  • Isbn Code : 0310089174
  • Number of Pages : 112
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 961
  • Pdf File: when-god-doesn-t-fix-it-study-guide.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Is it possible for our faith in God to deepen despite loss, heartache, struggle, and pain? Worship leader and recording artist Laura Story's life testifies that God doesn't promise to save us from all hardship. No matter how hard we pray, sometimes our circumstances don't change. Laura's own story took an unexpected turn when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The devastating news forever changed their lives and challenged Laura's belief in the little control she thought she had. Her discovery: that her struggles to accept her new situation ended up convincing her even more strongly of God's faithfulness and love. In this five-session video study (DVD/digital video sold separately), Laura shares her deeply personal testimony and renewed hope to help us: Examine the promises of the gospel and what the Bible says about our experiences here on Earth. See how the hardships endured by some of the men and women of the Bible teach us how God works in our lives to bring us closer to him. Understand that the possibility exists for a deeper intimacy with God, whose everlasting promises remain no matter what happens in this life. This study guide includes leader helps, video discussion questions, Bible exploration questions, and personal study and reflection materials for in-between sessions. Sessions include: Don't Be Surprised by Trouble – Healthy ways of recognizing the existence of loss and pain without being paranoid or cynical. Best-Made Plans – A closer look at human plans and God's plans and how they might be different. When God Doesn't Fix It – How stories of imperfect lives and struggles can showcase God's faithfulness and what that means for us. Why? The Question on Replay – Finding freedom in not having all the answers. A Better Broken – How to change despite our unchanging circumstances. Designed for use with When God Doesn’t Fix It Video Study (sold separately).

Religious Voices in Self-Narratives

By Marjo Buitelaar,Hetty Zock
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Isbn Code : 1614511705
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Reviews : 418
  • Pdf File: religious-voices-in-self-narratives.pdf

Book Excerpt:

In present-day pluralistic and individualized societies, the question of how individuals appropriate religious traditions has become particularly relevant. In this volume, psychologists, anthropologists, and historians examine the presence of religious voices in narrative constructions of the self. The focus is on the multiple ways religious stories and practices feature in self-narratives about major life transitions. The contributions explore the ways in which such voices inform the accommodation and interpretation of these transitions. In addition to being inspired by Dan McAdams’ approach to life stories as ‘personal myths’ that inform us about the quests of individuals for a satisfactory balance between agency and communion, most of the contributors have found the theory of ‘the dialogical self’ developed by Hubert Hermans particularly useful. Thus the contributions explore the ways in which identity formation is shaped by internal dialogues between personal and collective voices in the context of the specific constellations of power in which these voices are embedded. The volume is divided into three parts addressing theoretical and methodological considerations, religious resources in narratives on life transitions, and religious positioning in diaspora.

Going Ashore

By Mavis Gallant
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  • Publisher : Emblem Editions
  • Isbn Code : 155199366X
  • Number of Pages : 376
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 398
  • Pdf File: going-ashore.pdf

Book Excerpt:

One of the world’s great short-story writers emerges with a selection of stories from her past, a trove of hidden treasures. Mavis Gallant moved from Montreal to Paris in 1950 to write short stories for a living. Since then she has continued to write, producing a remarkable body of work. In 1993, Robertson Davies said: “She has written many short stories. My calculation suggests that she has written in this form at least the equivalent of twenty novels.” Many of her stories have been anthologized, notably in the 1996 classic Selected Stories, from which hundreds of pages had to be cut for reasons of length. These “embarrassment of riches” stories are restored in this collection, along with many other neglected treasures from her past. Arranged in the order in which they appeared, they shed light on people living through most of the second half of the 20th century. More important, they show one of the greatest short-story writers of our time at work, delineating a series of worlds with dramatic flair, dazzlingly precise language, a wicked wit, and a vivid understanding of the human condition. Even Mavis Gallant’s most devoted admirers will find many stories here that they do not know. For newer admirers, this will prove to be a wonderful source of constant pleasure, leaving only the great mystery: How does she do it?

Navigating Digital Health Landscapes

By Anna Lydia Svalastog,Srećko Gajović,Andrew Webster
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn Code : 9811582068
  • Number of Pages : 321
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 194
  • Pdf File: navigating-digital-health-landscapes.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Navigating Digital Health Landscapes explores how users navigate the internet when searching for health information. It is the first book to conceptualise the internet as a landscape and the ways in which people navigate this digital world, including the complex entanglements between on and offline domains. It does so through a range of disciplinary perspectives from expert contributors across STS (science and technology studies), social anthropology, biomedicine, ethics and law, linguistics, social policy and computer scientists working in more technical aspects of tracking and visualising data and information on the internet. The book provides a unique and valuable contribution for those wishing to understand how digital technologies are affecting the design, implementation and use of digital systems to manage health information in different contexts.

EBOOK: Counselling Skills: Theory, Research and Practice 3e

By John McLeod,Julia McLeod
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  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Isbn Code : 0335250165
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reviews : 798
  • Pdf File: ebook.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This book incorporates updated and enhanced material from the bestselling Counselling Skills book to focus on the needs of the student. The book will offer detailed research-informed discussion of key counselling skills, asking why these skills are essential to effective helping within the profession. It ensures that students are grounded in theory as well as practical knowledge to ensure they are able to continue developing throughout their career as the field changes. In particular, the new content reflects these changes via material on diversity and nonverbal communication. The book will be a foundation for students across the field.