Critical Perspectives Series: a Book Series Dedicated to Paulo Freire - Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc - Books
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Tue May 06 00:00:00 MDT 2008margie214 Rating:5.0
This book gives a review of all but the last two books in the Voyager Series. It's like you're sitting at an interview with Diana Gabaldon.She is quite the writer and in this book tells tons about her family, self, friends and stuff about fans.But most importantly going over the intresting parts of the books (so you don't) have to scan back to each book! You will Love this book I promise!
Sat Aug 22 00:00:00 MDT 2009thatstrbl Rating:5.0
This book, which is actually a series of lectures on short non-fiction writing, is a magnificent tool for those who wish to improve their writing skills, regardless of their current level of writing. In it, Rand discusses how to approach an audience, outline, draft, narrate, and even insinuate one's own philosophy. Very well organized book, too.
Sun Jan 20 00:00:00 MST 2008skdb Rating:4.0
I like the series much better since Mr. Patterson used a woman co-writer. The book could have a little more character development-still very much a man's perspective of women characters vs a woman's perspective.
Mon Nov 07 00:00:00 MST 2011csldsl Rating:4.0
Good reference to the Sookie Stackhouse books. Includes a new short story. You should read the whole series, including Dead Reckoning, before reading this one if you don't want to read spoilers. I've passed on my Sookie Stackhouse books, but I'll keep this one around to refer back to.
Tue Aug 18 00:00:00 MDT 2009randmath Rating:5.0
I love the whole premise of "The 39 Clues Series). From using several authors instead of just one, adds a different perspective to the indivudual book while staying within the frame work of the series. I can not wait until the next book comes out in the series.randmath
Wed May 23 00:00:00 MDT 2007drcromwell Rating:5.0
Well written and logically structured perspective that builds a strong case for the critical elements that support the Christian faith. A must read for those that are considering the Christian walk, and for those that want to deepen their walk and understanding of the facts supporting their faith.
Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 MST 2014tootiefoot Rating:5.0
A must read for everyone. Once I started reading the series I couldn't put it down. It helps show you Revelations from a humanistic standpoint. It really put it in perspective.
Tue Apr 24 00:00:00 MDT 2007kewlkustmr Rating:4.0
My daughter loves these books! They're well-written and I think the fact that she can identify with the age of the characters as well as their perspective on life situations makes her a big fan.
Tue Aug 28 00:00:00 MDT 2007Rating:5.0
I admit that I am hooked on Pride and Prejudice. I have read the book countless times, seen the movie and mini-series, and read several spin-offs. The 3 book series by Pam Aiden is wonderful, telling the story from Darcy's point of view. It is beautifully written and will leave you admiring and loving his character more than ever. This book is the second in the series of three. Of the three, it is my least favorite but still it is wonderful. Unlike the first and last which parallel the original story, this book fills in the gap of what Darcy was doing between the time he left Netherfield until he sees Elizabeth again at Rosings. His relationship with his sister plays an important part of this book, as well as the introduction of new characters who are critical in the final book when Darcy is searching for Lydia and Wickham. Overall, a must for any Pride and Prejudice fan.
Fri Apr 06 00:00:00 MDT 2007forcemarine Rating:3.0
A disappointing follow up to 3 fantastic books. I felt this was by far the weakest book of the series. I didn't hate it, but it felt pretty uninspired and did not have the impact that Horus Rising or False Gods had. The first half of the book retold the events in Galaxy in Flames just from another perspective which was cool, but I think detracted from the originality. I also did not feel attached to Garro. So overall, not a bad effort, but don't expect magic.
Thu Apr 23 00:00:00 MDT 2009louisianaladydi Rating:5.0
I can't remember the last time reading a book was so enjoyable. This series was gripping, an easy read and Stephenie Meyer's style was engaging and descriptive. I found the human characters relatable and interesting and the not-so-human characters intriguing. I mean, this is probably not Pulitzer material on its face, but should win a prize for popularity with readers. EVERYONE female in my office is reading or has read the series and/or watched the movie. Can't remember the last time that happened! The stories flowed well and although Twilight hooked me, I enjoyed New Moon the best. The third book in the series, Eclipse, was probably the slowest read, as it went deeper into character development. I was sad to finish the series with book four, Breaking Dawn, but enjoyed the ending. I enjoyed the series so much that I also read the draft of Midnight Sun located on Meyer's website, which tracks Twilight from Edward Cullen's perspective - that was a nice surprise and I hope she will reconsider and actually publish Midnight Sun. I recommend this as fun, light, campy and entertaining reading for most ages (I'm 49!). Enjoy!
Sun Dec 29 00:00:00 MST 2013newestallreviewer Rating:5.0
This book is the second volume in the "Detection Science" Series, edited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Herein, leading academic researchers and clinical practitioners are bringing the reader up to date with the fast evolving diagnostics needs. The editors' intent was to keep the on the bottlenecks or challenges when “dealing with the world of real biological measurement – especially from the perspective of a commonly neglected expert: the end user.” I found this to be a thought-provoking book, quite fun to read, with each chapter offering a fresh view of the state of the art and related future challenges for the future of specific chemical sensors and clinical diagnostics. Following a logical progression, this book looks at the big picture of the clinical diagnostics both in laboratory and bedside, continues with the blood glucose sensors, followed by the disease diagnostics biomarkers and then dives into more challenges form the different case studies of: the implanted sensor long-term biocompatibility, the quantification of peroxynitrite as an important nitro-oxidative species, the “classification” of patients at risk for myelodysplastic syndrome, the early cancer diagnosis via fiber-optic Raman interrogation, and the complex signal handling with arrays. More specifically, Thompson et al and Vadgama et al offer an outline the Clinical Diagnostics, both in the laboratory and at the bedside, in Chapter 1 and 2, respectively. The progress and challenges of the blood glucose biosensors is illustrated by Wang and Hu in Chapter 3. Gaspar et al. offers in Chapter 4 a critical overview of the recent progress and many challenges in electrochemical detection of disease-related diagnostic biomarkers. Meyerhoff et al. is focusing in Chapter 5 on the challenges of long-term biocompatibility for the implanted sensors. The case of short-lived radical species, such as peroxynitrite, is featured in Chapter 6 by Peteu and Szunerits, with the significant difficulties of measurement in vivo. The myelodysplastic syndromes is illustrated in Chapter 7 by McNamara et al., with its major challenge: how to correctly classify and “risk stratify” the patients. Barr et al. report in Chapter 8 on Raman for non-invasive early cancer diagnosis with fibre-optic interrogation as an in situ potential surgical adjunct. Signal handling with arrays is well exemplified in Chapter 9 (by Kendall et al). And, yes -- I do recommend this book to my friends.
Thu May 15 00:00:00 MDT 2008fswa Rating:4.0
I am married to someone who got diagnosed with Adult ADD about 2 years ago. I was looking for a book to help me cope and address some of our marital issues. This book is well written, easy to read and offers some good martial advice overall. For Non-ADD partner it gives you insight of your partner's perspective and makes you rethink and reanalyze, is it the ADD or is it intentional actions.? This book is not meant for everyone. Those who have read Dr. Daniel Amen's book and agree with his analysis of ADD and ADHD and the role of prescription drugs, will find this book is a good supplement to Dr. Amen's series. However, if disagree with Dr. Amen's clinical conclusions and that medication is not the answer for your diagnosis, then this book is not for you. It is definitely pro-drugs. For me this book offered some relief that I am not the only one who is a frustrated spouse. There are some good strategies to help cope but like anything else about marriage, this book is not the magic wand. It is up to you the reader to take the info and do the work. And it is hard work!
Mon Jun 08 00:00:00 MDT 2009Rating:4.0
Bestselling author Brandilyn Collins teams up with her daughter to produce this suspenseful whodunit series. Written in first person narrative from the perspective of Shaley, a sixteen-year-old, this teen story keeps the readers interest. The killer's thoughts, written in third person and interspersed throughout the story, have a chilling effect.A typical teen, Shaley's BFF, Brittany, has an intuitive ability to know the future. Unfortunately, this reader does not have that ability. The novel is well written. The characters are believable, but the story stops just in time for the next book to begin. I understand that this is a series, but I feel gipped when left with a cliff-hanger.
Wed Jan 28 00:00:00 MST 2009reviewermelody Rating:5.0
I looked at this book from a different perspective than most readers. I didn't read it as a person in need of relationship advice. Rather, I read it as a person who has been happily married for 22 years. My question was, how closely did the advice in this book match what I was doing successfully?.....A bestseller since 1988, the book is separated into 3 sections.....-the first part talks about how unmet childhood needs can affect your future relationships.....-the second part talks about a marriage that can fulfil your unmet childhood needs in constructive ways.....-lastly, part three is the exercises. Here you'll be taken through a series of exercises that you can do at home that have been actually used in the author's practice. They're easy to do and involve writing......Well, that's a rough synopsis that should give you a little bit of a feel as to how the book is set up- and what its about......So how closely did the advice in this book match what I have been doing all this time to create a successful 22-year marriage? Perfectly- both the book and I promote the idea that you have to work at your marriage to make it work! And perhaps that's the best piece of advice of all: find constructive ways to make you marriage better- and that's one thing this book most certainly succeeds at. Other self-help books I liked include "Finding Happiness in a Frustrating World".
Wed Mar 10 00:00:00 MST 2010rokross10 Rating:5.0
This is a terrific book that presents hard science and makes a clear and compelling case for how meditation and training the brain to focus its attention can make quantifiable changes in the brain and brain chemistry. It is easy reading that takes the time to tell the long story of how the understanding of the brain and what it can do has changed. Conventional wisdom was that the brain can't change for adults, but a series of experiments have proven that brain plasticity is a reality for adults - and important for overall health. The author brings her own credibility as the science editor for The Wall Street Journal to bear on this subject. The book also tracks the course of a series of discussions over time that scientists have had with the Dali Lama to explore the real-world benefits of meditation and the possibilities of real change. The Dali Lama's curiosity and interest in science was as critical to this exploration as was the scientists desire to quantify what actually happens, how it happens and how long any changes may last when the brain's miraculous neuro network is engaged.
Tue Jul 24 00:00:00 MDT 2012ghoh Rating:4.0
The author takes on questions about life and more specifically, life after life (or death). He interprets what biblical writers have said about what might occur beyond the grave. While I didn't enjoy his style of writing, which seems more like a transcript from a sermon series, Rob Bell makes some important points. I disagree with some of his interpretation and his universalistic conclusion. Some of his effort, like for so many others, is shaped by his starting point of reference: God's love is inclusive eternally. He is selective in using texts that support his conclusion and/or provides only some of the verses that otherwise would give a more complex perspective of the biblical story.
Wed Mar 05 00:00:00 MST 2014moonpie72 Rating:5.0
Fair warning! If you are going to read this book you will have to put your big girl/ big boy pants on! I guarantee you the Holy Spirit is going to convict you! It isn’t a book to be read just once or even twice, but many times and studied along with the scriptures. It isn’t going to give you a quick read it, fix it solution. . It does give you the tools to make a lifelong pursuit of making your words pleasing to God, written, spoken or even listening to others. Be ready to get serious! I have read many books on the subject of the tongue and this is by far the most thorough and extensive. As soon as you begin reading you will think of someone who is offensive and cruel in their speech. The gossip, the slanderer, the critic, will all pop into your head, probably with people’s names attached. Stop yourself and focus on looking at yourself. After all, by reading this book, you are the only one you can help change. Words can be a slippery hole of transgression we easily fall into, damaging not only our lives but the lives of others. The sad part is we so easily excuse ourselves, thinking it really isn’t that important, then “corrupt communication” becomes an unconscious way of life. Mr. Sedler covers so many areas that one rarely thinks to look at. He also helps you view our communication from God’s perspective. At the end of each chapter are questions for self-examination. This book is well written and easy to read. I like the multitude of scriptures the author uses to guide you, and also the answers he gives to help you apply them. A powerful book! I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own
Sat Jun 06 00:00:00 MDT 2009maa510 Rating:5.0
If you're a single woman who has given up on finding the right guy - Leslie Ludy has some powerful advice for you in her newest book.Drawing from her own personal experience and the stories of young men and women who are tired of the dating scene, Leslie exposes the modern myths of today's critical relationship issues and offers a fresh, Biblical perspective on finding a mate.Her first piece of advice? Put first things first! Have a Christ consumed heart and put Jesus Christ far above guys. Leslie writes that when you become consumed with Jesus Christ, dealing with guys becomes far less confusing.This book is a fantastic "eye-opener" for today's young women who might be confused by what they long for in a man and what they see in the natural. Leslie exposes counterfeit manhood and shows young women the differences between the way the majority of modern guys are and the way God wants them to be.Leslie teaches her readers that God created women to be cherished and although a large number of Christian men are not the valiant warriors God desires for them to be, women should not lose heart or give up their dream of marrying a godly man.In Chapter Three, "Unlocking Your Feminine Power", readers are encouraged to influence the men in their lives towards strength and godly character. Leslie shows how arrogant, nagging, seductive femininity only fuels the problems that men are facing and instructs her readers how to apply God's standards in their lives, which in turn transforms their relationships. Leslie stresses purity and accountability as you enter into a relationship and offers a "code of conduct" chapter to help you set up some basic guidelines for maintaining a God honoring relationship.From casual friendships to preparing for marriage, this book will help you maintain appropriate standards and boundaries in your relationships.
Tue Dec 27 00:00:00 MST 2011patricia2110 Rating:4.0
This is a "companion" to the Outlander Series of books, so you need to have read the series to appreciate this book. But then it is a joy as a reference to what, when and where in regard to this fantastic story. If you are a fan of Jamie and Claire then you will really want to own this book too. Or if you know someone who is, this would make the Ideal Gift, if they don't have it already of course!
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