Legacies of Social Thought - Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc - Books
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Wed Mar 28 00:00:00 MDT 2007republican Rating:5.0
I wanted to find out about a politician that makes you curious to find out about him. His honesty, values and political thought process can only help you think of JFK. Obama is not just an intelligent and honorable man but will be a great leader of this country and is a rising power to be reckoned with.
Tue Mar 13 00:00:00 MDT 2012thomas28230 Rating:5.0
This book changed my view of Church History and was greatly encouraging to me personally. I had always thought that the history of Christianity was like this: the first few centuries were pretty good, then the Church became gradually worse and worse until finally the Reformation was a great liberation which brought things back to the Scriptures, changed the face of the world, and was the greatest event of the past 1000 years. But as I saw more an more how far from the Scriptures much of the "Reformation" and subsequent cultures affected by it really were, I became more and more perplexed. Until I read the accounts of those who never departed from a simple obedience to the commands of Christ--found in this book. Suddenly the whole thing came into focus. Just as Jesus said, "I will build my church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it" even so throughout the years there have been many who have followed Him. This is a record of that line of Christians. Mercilessly slaughtered, first by "pagan" authorities, then by nominally "christian" authorities, they were many. THERE'S is the story of the Church. Interestingly, what we know as "the Reformation" receives only a few sentences of attention in this volume, for when the movements led by Hus, Luther, Calvin, and Zwingli went to war in the name of Christ, these faithful Christians departed. Anyone who longs for true Christianity--anyone who feels like a perpetual outcast because they just want to obey the New Testament at face value and feels alone amidst a sea of compromise--anyone who wants to have a true 20/20 on the history of the Church of Jesus Christ--anyone who wonders why what is called "the Church" so little resembles the Bible--should partake of this chronological record of those who gave their lives just because they wanted to follow Jesus completely and simply.
Fri Apr 13 00:00:00 MDT 2007kzm211 Rating:5.0
Ran through this book. Great story line, fabulous characters. It was very evident that the author did a lot of research into the social customs of the times, the landscapes, lifestyles. I highly recommend this fascinating read. It was hard to believe that the United States actually thought this premise might work back in 1835. the storyline gives a view from both sides of the coin.
Fri Oct 21 00:00:00 MDT 2011michd01 Rating:4.0
As with other Michael Pollan books, it is well thought out and a good source of information to change the way you think about food. However, the Omnivores Dilemma I thought was more interesting to read. Maybe, get that book instead or read them both if you'd like to gobble up the knowledge :)
Thu Oct 18 00:00:00 MDT 2007cool89 Rating:4.0
This was a very thought provoking novel. And also, a window into the prejudices and social attitudes of the mid-1960's. At first, I was not impressed and thought the book was wordy but I came to realize how much the very descriptive language was painting a vivid picture of the feelings and surroundings of the story. I have read "The Secret Life of Bees" and this is on par with that as far as telling a meaningful and thoughtful story.
Thu Dec 22 00:00:00 MST 2011haelie Rating:5.0
Here's something new for me. I have not yet reviewed a fiction book--until today. And this takes place in the perfect setting for starting off my summer: a three day holiday weekend in a beach cottage. Here is the publisher's description of the story: The Fine Art of Insincerity features three Southern sisters with ten marriages between them and more looming on the horizon. It takes a "girls only" weekend spent closing up Grandma's treasured beach house for the sisters to really unpack their family baggage, examine their relationship DNA, and discover the true legacy their much-marrying grandmother left behind. And a bit about Angela Hunt, the author: Angela Hunt is the bestselling author of more than 100 books, including The Tale of Three Trees, Don't Bet Against Me, The Note, and The Nativity Story. Her nonfiction book Don't Bet Against Me, written with Deanna Favre, spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. She and her husband make their home in Florida with their dogs. You can learn more at AngelaHuntBooks.com. So, with the introductions out of the way, my thoughts. Like the characters in this book, I also have two sisters. And, I was reading this book over the long holiday weekend in a southern home very similar to the beach home they stayed in for their holiday weekend--complete with porch swing and all. Setting and characters aside, or included, this story stirred up emotions in me which I thought were dormant or even non-existent. It had me considering my relationship with my own sisters as well as other family relationships and friendships I hold dear. As the title suggests, ultimately these sisters had been insincere with each other and actually with everyone else including they themselves their whole adult lives. Honestly, I kept mistaking the title of the book to be The Fine Art of Insecurity every time I glanced at the cover. Truly, that mistaken title is not too far off as well. Angela Hunt so creatively developed her theme and storyline with these sisters that the reader can sense that the one of the main reasons for each of their insincerity truly is their own insecurity. This book is not only a good summer read because of its setting but is also a great wake up to facing the reality of life and relationships before it is too late. As is clearly portrayed in this book, we never know how little time we may have left to truly show our love to those who need it most. Don't assume that because they are your family or lifelong friend(s) they know you love them. How have you shown them? Not how have you said it? How have your actions and unspoken words proven (or disproven) your love for them? Trust me, I am preaching right back at myself with this one. Because of the wake-up call from this delightfully intrusive book, I pray I will make this the Summer of Love Lived Out toward my family and dear friends. Disclosure: I received this free from Glass Road PR Blogger reviews. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own.
Sun Sep 03 00:00:00 MDT 2006Rating:5.0
A wonderful, thoughtful story about the breaking down of walls (in this case, fences) between two races. Told simply , but with profound symbolism, this is an excellent story to use with children 8-12 to begin discussions on prejudice and how children can innocently lead us into new ways of thinking and acting. The illustrations are as profound and beautiful as the story.
Tue Dec 23 00:00:00 MST 2008shymeeka Rating:5.0
I bought this for my granddaughter. Thought this would encourage her to read more. She loves the book, so I ordered the rest of the series for her. She can pass this on to her younger sister
Fri Apr 25 00:00:00 MDT 2008pview Rating:5.0
Readers wil rejoice in the wisdom found within these pages. The Power of Now is a riveting message that grabs the reader, shakes them around a bit, and says "Wake up!" "Wake up!", wake up to life, the the power of the present moment and the infinite possibilities that lie therein. It addresses the individual at any level, social, religious, cultural, etc and provides the clear Truth that exists above thought and beyond existence.
Thu May 20 00:00:00 MDT 2010curlqqq Rating:5.0
I enjoyed reading this book. I like books that are not too long and they can get hard to read. I let my daughter read this also and she thought it was a really good book also. I would recommend this for any one if you are looking for a book to read for a weekend.
Thu May 03 00:00:00 MDT 2007lizsoup4 Rating:5.0
I normally do not read but everyone was talking about this book on a forum for a tv show. I thought I would check it out. This book was amazing! I read in in two nights and I loved every second of it. The book tells a story of a high school girl falling in love with a already out transfer student. Holland has everything going for her, a great boyfriend, great friends, and a star student. But as the story continues, every thing becomes a little shaky. Julie Anne Peters, is an amazing writer and I can't wait to read another one of her books. SO what are you waiting for, stop reading this and buy the book already.
Fri Dec 02 00:00:00 MST 2011ravenblaze Rating:5.0
This book covers the female body, female desire and basics of how to pleasure a female bodied person. While every body is different and will react in different ways the chapters in the book cover not only how to, how it works, but also some of the thoughts and emotions behind pleasuring the female body. Of all the books I recommend to friends and people looking to pleasure a female body, this is the one I recommend the most
Tue Jul 09 00:00:00 MDT 2013chandyb Rating:5.0
I thought that the book was great and very addictive to read.the book can relate to a lot of kids out there. I also think that it had a good twist to the whole book.
Sat Nov 29 00:00:00 MST 2008thia1013 Rating:5.0
I agree with all the other "5 stars" - Aidan's trilogy is so wonderful, well done, thought out, and colorful, while remaining true to Austen, that I cannot imagine reading the sequels or fan fiction of other authors, and I pray that she will write more. She has me wanting to know what has happened to all the other characters, not just Darcy and Lizzy. She also gives what Austen did not: an historical and social background which is quite interesting and really helps to develop the characters and the story even more. The whole trilogy is so well done that I have to reread Pand P to remember which part came from which author. This, the 2nd part of the trilogy, is wonderful in that it introduces us to Darcy's life and a glimpse to his past. The first time I read it, I was impatient to get through it so I could read about Lizzy again - much like the way Lizzy first read Mr. Darcy's letter! The second time I read it, I appreciated it and enjoyed it so much more. Well worth it!
Fri Nov 23 00:00:00 MST 2007sugarfre Rating:4.0
This is a good book to use. I am a school counselor and I am running a group for kids on the spectrum. The lessons are easy and well thought out. I would recommend this if you don't have a lot of extra time to think of things to do in group on a weekly basis. The boys in my group seem to really enjoy the lessons and they are catching on.
Sun Nov 16 00:00:00 MST 2014moonpie72 Rating:5.0
I am consistently amazed at Ms. Kirkpatricks historical fiction books. They not only bring to light the person they are written about but many social and cultural differences in that time period. I had never even considered all photography in the early 20th century involved until I read this book. Jessie Gaebele was a bit of a modern woman in the sense that she wanted more than anything to pursue a career in photography. Women just didnt do that; they werent supposed to have careers at all! Even though she still lived at home under the watchful eye of her parents, she managed to follow her dream. I believe her confidence and poise came from her all-consuming love of taking pictures. In that era it was a bit more than just grabbing a Polaroid or digital camera. I had never considered how dangerous it was until I read about Jessie. The chemicals used to process the pictures were toxic not only to touch but the fumes were poisonous too. Photographers often suffered from chemical poisoning that made them very ill and ultimately dementia and organ failure. In addition to the chemicals there was the danger of explosions and fires from the flash powders that could kill or maim. Given how protected women were during this time, you can understand how bold Jessies pursuit was! This doesnt even take into account that she was only 15 years old at the time! Her opportunity came when she is hired as an assistant to Mr. Bauer of Bauer Studios. She would gain experience and knowledge to hopefully someday open or studio. Although she was young she proved herself a quick learner, talented and responsible. I learned right along with Jessie as she apprenticed. I never thought of how the only lighting they hand was natural light from windows, or how skilled one would have to be to pose subjects considering this. Her new job brought her face to face with something she had never dreamed of; she became emotionally attracted to her employer. Matters were further complicated because he was not only married (albeit very unhappily to a petty nervous wife in fragile health) but he was also 26 years older than Jesse! Before long Mr. Bauer returned that attraction. This was not a sordid tale as one might think. It is a beautiful story of having self-control in the face of strong, sinful temptations and staying true to God rather than giving into fleshly desires. Her close familys intuition and Gods convicting hand kept Jessie from straying. The author was very tasteful in handling this. The book is made even more exciting because it is based on the life of Jane Kirkpatricks grandmother who was a photographer during that time and even owned her own studio! The vintage pictures placed at the beginning of various chapters were so special. They were actually taken by the authors grandmother! I always look forward to Jane Kirkpatricks books. They are in a league of their own! Be sure to go to http://www.jkbooks.com/ and check out more of Jane Kirkpatricks wonderful books! I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Wed Nov 14 00:00:00 MST 2007lafremb Rating:3.0
I thought the book would also deal with "friend" bullies. Not just the kid in the neighborhood.
Thu Sep 10 00:00:00 MDT 2009monkeygirl89 Rating:5.0
i liked the book...i liked it because the two main characters didn't care on what others thought of them and didn't listen to people that said they didn't belong together. who ever wants to read the book should really read it. i think you'll like it.
Thu Oct 01 00:00:00 MDT 2009naniejan Rating:5.0
I buy these books for my 8 year old neice. who thought madonna had the ability to write. she loves the books and they have a great message for young girls.
Thu Nov 19 00:00:00 MST 2009powdergal Rating:5.0
it is a good self help book for kiddos, has a thoughtful message i think could be appreciated by children 11 -17. of course like most kids who wants to read a self help book so make it a family read and do one decision for success out loud a night then have a discussion. makes a good tool to bring family together for 45 minutes of introspection and it adds food for thought to a teens perceptions. the decisions for success encourage making choices support growth and happiness. I give this book as a gift quite often. would make a good teacher book also since I think it is not religious in a way that would insult the diversity of a classroom and make a good aloud read there also and instigate peer interaction with good discussion
Fri Jun 19 00:00:00 MDT 2009chitham84 Rating:5.0
An amazing and thought provoking story - an incredible journey that everyone needs to take.....
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