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Par Harold Bloom, Marvin W Meyer. 1992
An English translation of 114 wise sayings attributed to Jesus as collected in the Coptic text found near Nag Hammadi…in Upper Egypt. Discusses the history of the writings. Explanatory notes follow. Includes an interpretive essay by Harold Bloom. c1992.
Par Rita Anton. 1979
Following her husband's death in 1976, Anton spent several years in India as a volunteer Jesuit Lay Missionary. Having travelled…extensively in India, she presents a realistic look at this nation in transition. 1979.
Par Miroslava Lhotsky, Peggy Edwards, Judy Turner. 1999
Provides information and practical advice on such topics as: the male and female menopause; how to make a decision about…hormone replacement therapy; alternative health care; preventing heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis; prostate health and impotence; healthy relationships and sex in midlife; weight control, exercise, and healthy eating; handling midlife stress. Some descriptions of sex. 1999.
Par Donald Spoto. 1998
The author, a former Catholic monk and a theologian, examines Jesus in the context of the Holy Bible, other ancient…texts, and discoveries in biblical scholarship. In a series of meditations, Spoto offers his views on the significance of Jesus' life from his conception to his resurrection. 1998.
Par Deborah Baker. 2012
Baker offers an eye-opening account of Margaret Marcus' dramatic conversion from an American secular Jew to a proponent of radical…Islam. In 1962, Margaret left New York for Lahore, Pakistan, changed her name, and quickly became one of Islam's loudest critics of the West. 2012.
The author writes of her conversion from a Southern Baptist with a patriarchal view of the world to a feminist…who glories in the spiritual consciousness of womanhood. Kidd includes research from the Bible, fairy tales, myths, and feminist religious leaders to illustrate her beliefs. 1996.
Par Aaron Alterra. 2007
Alterra made the decision to become the primary caregiver for his wife once she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. He soon…discovered that life with an Alzheimer's patient is an ever-changing series of challenges - for instance, his wife lost her ability to walk but not to dance, so husband and wife dance from bed to chair or room to room. He covers the search for understanding, the hallucinations, mood changes, loss of mental and physical functioning, and unpredictable nature of the disease. 2007, first published 1999.
Par Germaine Greer. 1991
Drawing on anthropological, medical, historical, and literary sources, Germaine Greer passionately argues that "the change" need not be a dreaded…tragedy, but rather, a spiritual liberation of women. Among her arguments, she questions estrogen replacement therapy, and goes on to propose a new "art" of aging through menopause. 1991.
Par Géza Vermès. 2001
Rather than attempting to retrieve the historical Jesus by eliminating later theological accretions, this book starts by setting out our…fully developed portraits, beginning with the most evolved and retreating towards the more primitive. 2001.
Atheist-turned-Christian, Strobel focuses on rediscovering the real Jesus, whose identity and message have come under attack in recent years. He…addresses six major challenges and claims. He attacks the issues as an investigative journalist. He searches out experts to refute each objection, offering readers evangelical scholarship revealed in everyday language while challenging the claims of liberal writers. c2007.
Par Lee Strobel. 2000
Strobel turns his journalistic skills to the most persistent emotional objections to belief - the eight "heart" barriers to faith.…The Case for Faith is for those who may be feeling attracted to Jesus but who are faced with intellectual barriers. It will also deepen the convictions of Christians and give them fresh confidence in discussing Christianity with even their most skeptical friends. c2000.
Par Derek Lundy. 2006
Author Derek Lundy, bearing in mind that the name "Lundy" is synonymous with traitor in Ulster, delves into the lives…of ancestors Robert Lundy, Protestant governor of Derry in 1688, William Steel Dickson, a Protestant preacher of the early 19th century who advocated resisting the English, and Billy Lundy, born in 1890 and the embodiment of what the Ulster Protestants became - a tribe united in their hostility to Catholics and to the prospect of an independent Ireland. 2006.
Par Marc Freedman. 2011
Freedman seeks to alleviate much of the hand-wringing surrounding the aging baby boomer generation. Freedman hopes that by providing guidance,…training, education and support to the millions entering the 60 to 80-year-old life phase, a windfall of surprising and innovative solutions to many growing issues will be the result. 2011.
Par Pierre Lunel, Carine Marret. 2005
Le quatrième ouvrage de l'auteur consacré à Soeur Emmanuelle. Il retrace le parcours de cette femme hors du commun, religieuse…missionnaire qui a consacré sa vie à aider les plus déshérités, notamment au Soudan et en Égypte. Maintenant nonagénaire, elle reste très impliquée dans sa communauté du sud de la France, en particulier auprès des sans-abri de Fréjus. 2005.
Secrets of becoming a late bloomer: extraordinary ordinary people on the art of staying creative, alive, and aware in mid-life and beyond
Par Connie Goldman, Richard Mahler. 1995
The authors describe a late bloomer as anyone who defies the notion that his or her best years are over…and who responds to the later stages of life not as a crisis but as a quest. They relate the "secrets" of older people who took the initiative to make positive choices for their lives. 1995.
Par Diana Athill. 2009
Diana Athill made her reputation as a writer with the candour of her memoirs. Now aged ninety, and freed from…any inhibitions that even she may once have had, she reflects frankly on the losses and occasionally the gains that old age brings, and on the wisdom and fortitude required to face death. This is a lively narrative of events, lovers and friendships: the people and experiences that have taught her to regret very little, to resist despondency and to question the beliefs and customs of her own generation. 2009.
Par Celia Barker Lottridge. 2004
A retelling of the events in Jesus' life and the stories he told, as they may have been heard in…his own time. Includes such stories as "Elizabeth and Mary", "Jesus is Born", "Walking on Water", and "The Risen Jesus". Grades 3-6. 2004.
Par Edith S McCall. 1994
Believing that life is a gift of endless possibilities, eighty-something writer McCall urges others not to drop out of the…dance of life just because they live alone in their later years. Using her own life as an example, McCall describes the adventures she has had since her divorce in the 1960s and the help she received from God. Included is a list of recreational resources. 1994.
Par Leah Cohen. 1984
After a lifetime as home-makers and wage earners, most older women end up poor and alone. This book looks at…the causes and workings of the prejudice endured by women as they age. 1984.