An Arrow to the Heart

A Commentary on the Heart Sutra

An Arrow to the Heart

This exciting, trail-blazing non-traditional commentary on the Heart Sutra takes the reader right into the emptiness of all experience through a delightfully irreverent combination of wit, irony, prose, and poetry.

An Arrow to the Heart

An Arrow to the Heart

An Arrow To The Heart is decidedly not a standard conventional love story la Cupid's arrow! It's more like discovering too late that one's potential soul mate is equally attracted to a cat-a wildcat, to be precise- in the form of an 18 year-old daughter who is twice as precocious and desirable as her mother. It's a challenge for none other than a master of the universe, and that master is Jack Diamond himself-the Master of the Welded Bead and the lead character in the story which goes by that same name. It is actually a continuation of that story, written originally as a follow-on screenplay, but of such a different character as to demand its own title. The story is unique in that it demonstrates that no matter how "advanced," "developed," or "experienced" the soul, the vastness of the "Event-Former's" intelligence is always tossing a new combination of ingredients into life's cake to make the temptations of Satan seem like child's play next to the cake baked to tempt mastery's extended capabilities. What would you have done wearing the shoes of any of the story's principle characters?

An Arrow Through the Heart

One Woman's Story of Life, Love, and Surviving a Near-Fatal Heart Attack

An Arrow Through the Heart

In the words of Mehmet Oz, MD: “An Arrow Through the Heart is an epiphany for women who mistakenly believe that they are immune from the ravages of heart disease. Using her heart as a magnifying glass, Deborah Daw Heffernan provides readers with a window into their souls.” This groundbreaking memoir was first mentioned on Oprah Winfrey’s life-saving 2002 show announcing cardiovascular disease as a leading cause of death among young women. That tragic fact is still true. With both depth and humor, Deborah Daw Heffernan recounts her first year of recovery from the massive heart attack that ambushed her in a gentle yoga class—during the prime of her life and despite her impeccable health history. Ranging from high-stakes action in the OR at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to quietly unfolding seasons on a lake in Maine, An Arrow Through the Heart is a moving and informative story of what it takes to find one’s own path to true healing. Ultimately, Heffernan combines allopathic and complementary medicine to create a sensible recovery strategy for our times. She touchingly describes her husband’s devotion and the toll that her cardiovascular disease takes on him, as well as how he, too, grew from the experience. Weaving their story with the lives of family and friends, Heffernan demonstrates how illness can be transformative for all involved. Not only an empowering companion for cardiac patients, this medical classic is a guide to recovery from catastrophic change of any kind. Above all, it is a powerful testament to the unexpected joy that can come from leading a life of acknowledged impermanence. Updates include cardiovascular data for today’s reader, links to the author’s website and other resources, a new section on SCAD (spontaneous coronary artery dissection), and— spoiler alert—a heart transplant in 2006. All author’s proceeds are donated to cardiac causes. Deborah Daw Heffernan is a graduate of Georgetown and Harvard Universities. She has worked as a teacher in Switzerland, an associate dean at Boston University, and a freelance writer. For fourteen years she was vice president of a leading Boston-based corporate training/consulting firm—until a near-fatal heart attack changed her life forever. She lives with her husband, Jack, on a small lake in Maine.

Arrow to His Heart

A Stripling Warrior Novel

Arrow to His Heart

In a delightful new book from Misty Moncur, a broken nose and two black eyes are all it takes for her vibrant young heroine to heal the heart of a scarred and lonely ex-soldier. Silent and invisible, Kenai was the best spy in the stripling army, but all he wants to do is forget what happened during the war. Nothing feels right at home anymore. What good is being a spy among people who have no secrets? He should just slip away into the woods and go back to being invisible, but that’s hard to do when a pretty little village girl is constantly on his tail. Isabel can’t help but notice her brother’s friend is acting strange. They say he was a brave soldier, Helaman’s most trusted spy, but men like that don’t sleep all day, refuse to eat, and avoid their friends. So Isabel does a little spy work of her own, and what she finds in the warrior’s wounded heart might just help her find what’s hidden deep inside her own.

More Forensics and Fiction

Crime Writers' Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered

More Forensics and Fiction

This compilation of medical and forensic science questions from crime writers around the world provides insight into medical and forensic science as well as a glimpse into the writerÕs creative mind. How do hallucinogenic drugs affect a blind person? Will snake venom injected into fruit cause death? How would you perform CPR in a helicopter? What happens when someone swallows razor blades? How long does it take blood to dry? Can DNA be obtained from a half-eaten bagel? D. P. Lyle, MD, answers these and many more intriguing questions. The book is a useful and entertaining resource for writers and screenwriters, helping them find the information they need to frame a situation and write a convincing description. TV viewers, readers who enjoy crime fiction, and those who want to know more about forensic science can keep up with the news and understand the science behind criminal investigation. From traumatic injuries to the coronerÕs office, the questions and answers are divided into five parts, making it a compendium of the incredible information that lies within the world of medicine and forensics.

An Arrow in the Quiver of the Lord

"Point me to the Right direction that I might not be misplaced in Life"

An Arrow in the Quiver of the Lord

This book is not a science fiction but a motivational book that is written to cautiontize us not to leave a misplace life as arrows in the quiver of the Lord. Many people today found themselves misplaced because of different reason, for example, because of bitterness, arrogance, or eagerness to achieve something, or because of desire. The book is written to remind us, of the qualities that we have as arrows in the hands of God, and it explains the reason why David says, in Psalm 127:3-4 ?Children are like arrows in the quiver of the Lord. Today some even live their marriages, and destroy all the good that they had built for many years simply because of a misplaced heart. People divorce, commit suicide or murder simply because of a misplace heart. Some live complicated lives simply because they have lost their mandate in life, and a result, they fail to live fulfilling lives like arrows, but instead they live like boomerang, always striving hard to find identity, exposure and breakthrough but always coming back to the same position in life, a position of striving and not succeeding. This book will help you to understand the value and significant of being an arrow in the quiver of the Lord, and why it is import to remain in the right quiver of the Lord and not any other quiver. The book outlines characteristics of an arrow, and it explains how to rise beyond people?s expectations, perceptions and the recommendations of this world, so that one should not find himself misplaced in life living a trying life instead of a triumphing life.

The Warrior-Priest: Book one of The Tales of Qire-Mersnal

Book one of The Tales of Qire-Mersnal

The Warrior-Priest: Book one of The Tales of Qire-Mersnal

In the far-off realm of Gardoool lay the countries of Qire-Mersnal, Leyrsai, Derth and Gorneeth. Qire-Mersnal; the land of archers and grassy hills. Leyrsai: the land of priests and magic. Derth: the land of metallic craftsmanship and horses. Gorneeth: the wasteland of Raiders and war. A not very skilled Warrior of Capes, named Nedum, is banished from the city of Gliimie for telling tales of the rouge Captain Jarn the Second. He is banished to the Outcast headquarters in Gorneeth, where the legendary Captain Jarn is supreme. Jarn doesn’t believe that Nedum has the necessary potential to be an Outcast. But Jarn’s right hand man, Romat has faith in him and takes him under his wing. As soon as Romat has trained him a little, there are many trials he must surpass. To begin with, he is involved in an attempt to stop the most powerful Wizard in Gardoool from obtaining a very evil relic. Later he is involved in a siege against the powerful Gorneethan Prince Vaz. During the battle, Nedum faces one of the Twins of Terror and barely escapes with his life. Meanwhile, Romat is making his way back from the gladiator arena when he falls in love with a damsel in distress. He must protect her from a humiliated gladiator and his Sorcerer brother. During his travels, Romat meets Aush, a man that many men believe to be The One to Come, sent by The Great Ones. Romat marries the woman and runs to save Jarn from a retaliating Prince Vaz. In the dark shadows of Gorneeth there is a sinister man planning the downfall of the Warriors of Capes, Jarn’s old mentor...Sehym.

Guide to the Longbow

Tips, Advice, and History for Target Shooting and Hunting

Guide to the Longbow

Advice on all aspects of selecting and shooting a longbow, including buying custom and choosing arrows.

Shoot an Arrow to Stop the Wind

Shoot an Arrow to Stop the Wind

Every summer, Colin left his home in Oregon and lived with his mother's people, in Kinnikinick Valley, Montana. In 1926, Colin was 16 years old. That was the summer he came to terms with his Indian heritage with help from his 84-year-old great grandmother. Aunt Nora was a Pikuni, who rememered the days before the railroad came through. In 1859, Angus MacAntire came to the village and fell in love with Nora. They lived with her people until famine drove them to live in the white settlement. Angus became a rich man, whose children owned the finest ranch in the valley, but every summer, Aunt Nora returned to a lodge under the trees. As Colin and Nora begin to understand each other, Colin's view changes as he hears "breed" as a word of contempt, and as he develops a shy love for Marie Dupree, a Cree girl.