Though Opal was only fourteen when she was forced to move out on her own, she put her own dreams aside and made the best of her situation. She married young, had kids right away, and worked hard for a living. Though she overcame extreme circumstances, Opal insisted that there was nothing special about her, other than no matter how hard things got, she just kept on going. Join Opal in Theresa Elder-Rhine's novel based on her own life experiences,Opal through the Eye of the Storm.Just as Opal did, you'll learn what it's like to strike out on your own for the first time. You'll find out what it means to find happiness, only to lose it in a moment. You'll discover what it's like to feel truly alone. But most importantly, though everything seems hopeless, you'll know what it's really like to love someone and have that love in return.
A True Story of Spiritual Inspiration, Transformation and Progression
Author: Conrad M. Follmer
Pubpsher: Balboa Press
What is more important than knowing that we are ALL infinite spiritual beings on a human journey to this earthly classroom, rather than being sinful humans on a journey in search of redemption and salvation? Understanding this marked distinction permits us to learn who we truly are at our core, to uncover the nature of our Sacred Journey, and to know without doubt how completely and equally Loved we all are. These tenets are at the heart of this inspiring true story about Jennie, a housewife and mother from the Philadelphia area, who was shaped as a mystical channel by The Great Potter, He Who shapes us all. Spanning almost a half-century, beginning on November 11, 1966, over 1,000 Messages and Lessons were channeled through Jen from Angels, Masters, Lords, and other Sublime sources. In addition, her unique visions and dreams, healings, and psychic and past life readings, were other special Gifts bestowed upon her. This book bears testimony to Jens uncommon life and works, as attested to by the author, who is Jens nephew, godson, and soulmate. Share in Jens amazing spiritual journey, molded as it was by the hands of The Great Potter. More importantly, learn how YOU, as a Seeker, are also being shaped, along the path of your personal Sacred Journey
On the night of November 6th, 1941, the life of Isaac Gochman, a 16-year-old Polish Jew, changes tragically and profoundly. Over 20,000 Jews from Rovno, Poland, are marched into the Sosenki Forest by the Nazis, stripped and shot to death, then buried in an endless, unmarked ravine. All of Isaac’s family and friends die in the massacre. But Isaac miraculously survives the slaughter, and so begins his incredible and harrowing journey through the Polish forest, facing unimaginable hardships and the constant threat of death from the Nazis and their sympathizers. To save himself, he adopts a new identity, Sergei, a Russian Christian, and joins the Russian Partisan Brigade, to become a demolition “miracle man.” As a Partisan, he falls passionately in love for the first time in his young life with Ducia, a Russian nurse. Near the end of the war, he turns his back on his homeland, heroically saves the lives of American soldiers, and finds a new home in America. Isaac is a true coming-of-age story of miraculous survival, courage, and love.
Release on 2001 | by Jill B. Gidmark,Mary K. Bercaw Edwards
Author: Jill B. Gidmark,Mary K. Bercaw Edwards
Pubpsher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Literary Collections
The sea and Great Lakes have inspired American authors from colonial times to the present to produce enduring literary works. This reference is a comprehensive survey of American sea literature. The alphabetical arrangement of the volume facilitates access to facts about major literary works, authors, characters, themes, vessels, places, and ideas central to American literature of the sea and Great Lakes. While the book includes entries for canonical white male authors such as Herman Melville and Jack London, it also gives considerable attention to women at sea and to ethnically diverse writers, works, and themes. Each of the entries is written by an expert contributor and many provide brief bibliographies. In addition, the volume closes with a chronology and a list of works for further reading.
Release on 2014-03-15 | by Philip J. Crowley,Kenneth C. Wylie
A Novel Inspired by True Events
Author: Philip J. Crowley,Kenneth C. Wylie
Pubpsher: Sunstone Press
What had she done? Alone, scared, sitting in the holding cell of the Kalkaska County Sheriff’s Department, Iris Harris never imagined she would be trapped in a battering relationship. Her life was not without struggles but by her forties she was content and fulfilled, teaching inner city children in the City of Detroit. A chance encounter, in a small mid-Michigan town, with an older outwardly pleasant and charming real estate agent, plunged her into a nightmare of emotional, physical and sexual abuse. She became his possession. It was the seventies. The legal system was impotent to render assistance. Society was incapable of understanding the dynamics of domestic violence and unwilling to intervene. To her friends and neighbors she was the one at fault. Iris was ensnared in a vicious cycle of abuse. Her only wish—to be free. Her only hope—to be found not guilty.
This Dynamic story of Jessica is inspired by true events that will leave you speechless She lost her father at the age of 5, which was the start of an disastrous life for her. She experienced many life changing events including the loss of her grandmother, godmother, battling depression, raising 5 children, and going through a divorce. BUT somehow she still managed to make it through.
Available for the first time in a single volume, Ranier Maria Rilke’s two most beloved sequences of poems rendered by his most faithful translator. Rilke is unquestionably the twentieth century’s most significant and compelling poet of romantic transformation and spiritual quest. His poems of ecstatic identification with the world exert perennial fascination. In Stephen Mitchell’s versions of Rilke’s two greatest masterpieces readers will discover an English rendering that captures the lyric intensity, fluency, and reach of his poetry. Stephen Mitchell adheres impeccably to Rilke’s text, to his formal music, and to the complexity of his thought; at the same time, Mitchell’s work has authority and power as poetry in its own right.
Uncovering My SS Grandfather's Secret Past and How Hitler Seduced a Generation
Author: Martin Davidson
Pubpsher: Penguin UK
In 1926, at the age of twenty, a trainee dentist called Bruno Langbehn joined the Nazi party. Growing up in a Germany that was impoverished and humiliated by the defeat of the First World War, and surrounded by a fiercely military environment, Bruno was one of the first young men to sign up. And as the party rose to power, he was there every step of the way. Eventually his loyalty was rewarded with a high-ranking position in Hitler's dreaded SS, the elite security service charged with sending Germany's 'racially impure' to the death camps. For fifty years after the end of the Second World War, his family kept this horrifying secret until his British grandson, Martin Davidson, uncovered the truth. Drawing on an astonishing cache of personal documents, Davidson retraces Bruno's journey from disillusioned adolescent to SS Officer to mysterious grandfather. In this extraordinary account he tries to understand how Langbehn and millions of others like him were seduced by Hitler's regime, and attempts to come to terms with this devastating revelation.