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Thu Feb 23 00:00:00 MST 2012peacockjp Rating:5.0
Without revealing secret and unspoken truths of the craft, Margo has written a book that is not only very informational, it is also completely captivating. It seems strange for me to use the word intertaining when referring to a book written about ones religion. This book, however, is worth a close look at folks already elevated in the Craft or Paganism no matter what the tradition of that particular person or group, and to those who are just interested -- It is fun and it will certainly keep your attention. Ms. Adler was given entry to the most important levels of this relition. If you are new on this path - there is lots to learn from this book - it's a must have. I personally am very grateful to Ms. Adler.
Sat Jan 28 00:00:00 MST 2012ikw4 Rating:4.0
Maya Angelous memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings retells the rough childhood Maya faced and how it pushed her aspire for a better life. Maya Angelous purpose for writing her story is to prove that it doesnt matter where you come from and what you go through, you can always make your dreams come true. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a memoir depicting Maya Angelous youth and upbringing in rural Stamps, Arkansas with her grandmother and the visits to St. Louis with her mother, and San Francisco with her father. Maya Angelou approaches her book as simply a woman telling her story. She doesnt write for pity or sympathy, only for inspiring and motivating. The main theme of the book is overcoming odds; her odds being a difficult childhood. Her experiences motivated her to tell her story of self-discovery and realization. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is aimed toward young girls who also may have struggles in their youth. The basic premises that Maya Angelou had for writing her memoir were her adolescence and the life-changing events that took place. The Depression, her parents divorce when she was three, her virginity unwillingly being taken away at age eight, and the racial segregation and discrimination of the blacks throughout her life were just a few. Some themes that emerged include racism and prejudice, religion, and also the abandonment by her parents. All these parts of her life cause her to act and create the ultimate idea of striving for greater. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is written very clearly with an apparent intent to move you with her story. In my opinion Maya Angelou did achieve her goal because after finishing her story I realized that I shouldnt give up no matter what comes my way. Maya Angelous most important points in her book are that you can take on whatever may come your way as long as you believe in yourself and that your dreams are important and you should never let anybody else tell you differently. She proved this by not letting people tell her that she couldnt be a conductorette on the streetcars. When the Railway office refused her she kept coming back until they finally gave her the job. This proved that as long as she believed that she could get the job and she kept fighting for it, she would succeed. The possibilities that the book suggests to the reader is that you can do anything. The one thing that the book leaves out is the epilogue. In fact, that is the reason that I gave the book 4 out of 5 stars. There is no follow up on the rest of her life so there is a sense of it being incomplete. Truth be told, that is the only thing I disliked about the book. What I liked best about the book is Maya Angelous in-depth description and unique point of view that makes everyday moments seem so important and meaningful. Her writing style is one of a kind; full of soul that can be read through her words. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a heart touching and soul strengthening book that I would recommend to anyone. Whether you have been or are currently in a situation like Mayas you will enjoy this book immensely and certainly be inspired.
Thu Dec 22 00:00:00 MST 2011haelie Rating:5.0
Unexpected interruptions in life and schedules...truly the story of my life. In writing Life Interrupted: Navigating the Unexpected, Priscilla Shirer has practically written much of the story of my life. And she has never even met me! How is this?! Apparently my life situations and struggles are not quite as unique as I once thought. What a comforting realization. Of all of the books I have read in the past few months, I would say this one speaks most specifically to me. As a matter of fact, I believe that you may discover the same for yourself if you so choose to venture into the waters of Jonah's story as told by Priscilla. Jonah's story may be a bit familiar to most who have read the Bible or even heard Bible stories throughout their life. However, I have never read nor thought of Jonah's story in quite the way Priscilla Shirer presents it in Life Interrupted. For probably the first time ever, I actually found myself identifying with Jonah rather than judging him. Have unexpected, even unwanted interruptions come your way causing your life course to be frustratingly altered? Have you had a very large virtual fish swallow you in order to force you back on a path or mission you were trying to avoid and even run from? Then I share with you something Priscilla says on this matter, "...No matter how remote and relaxing, nothing fills the void of the abandoned purpose. Nothing feels the same anymore when you're running from God." Have you made a mess of your life in the past? Then, I echo a quote Priscilla shares by a lady named Carol Kent when she says, "My mess has become my greatest message." If you can say yes to any or all of the above, you may identify with Jonah more than you think. And you will definitely identify with Life Interrupted. Additionally, I would like to leave you with an encouraging and true reminder from Priscilla, "When we respond to our second chances by obeying Him with new determination, entirety, and abandon, His Word and work can do amazing things through us, enough to spill over into second chances for lots of others." Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher from B&H Publishing Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Tue Oct 12 00:00:00 MDT 2010advisor24 Rating:5.0
The CEV Large Print paperback Holy Bible was exactly what I needed to re-vitalize my personal home bible reading. Having studied the bible and having read it through in KJ and NIV versions, at times it seemed all too familiar. This version provides a study in plain English, while still challenging your need to confirm familiar passages. Also, it still leaves enough space to allow for spiritual revelation in God's word. The passages are clear with good references and it is easier to remember the general subject matter from the plain English. The physical characteristics of the book are that it is attractive but not so flashy that it becomes a conversation piece; it is comfortable to take to church or study with at home; and the binding is firm and secure. After buying the first one, I was compelled to go back to the site to get one for my wife as well. We both love them.
Tue Feb 26 00:00:00 MST 2008joyc360 Rating:5.0
If you have read "the secret" and long for more information, this is the book for you. It gives you the tools and understanding to really put the law of attraction to work for you. This has truly changed my life. No matter how you feel about Abraham, you will know that the words in this book are true.
Sun Jan 06 00:00:00 MST 2008leslei Rating:5.0
This book would be worth buying just for Barbara La Valee's gorgeous illustrations, but it's also charming, funny enough & well-written enough so that parents won't mind the multiple readings kids demand, &reassuring to children that mama will love them no matter what,.In addition to all that, it gives, almost as though casually, a view of the traditional Inupiak way of life, in words and pictures. This has been a favorite with us, our children, & now our grandchildren--so much so that we, each of our children, and our older granddaughter own at least one Barbara La Vallee print apiece. This copy of the book was bought for our 5-year-old granddaughter, since none of the others will part with his or her copy!
Tue Mar 03 00:00:00 MST 2009andee633 Rating:4.0
It's an interesting read. I enjoy the author's descriptive words,, so I slow down to enjoy the words. However, the subject matter is not for everyone and I would be selective as to whom I recommend it.
Wed Jun 11 00:00:00 MDT 2008kutiekoot Rating:5.0
This book is well worth the money, I highly recommend it. As a matter of fact I let a girlfriend borrow it and I am sure her husband will love me for it. Wonderful tips and pointers, great techinques. Wish I would have read this book years ago, and I am sure my husband will agree. If he knew I got the information from a book he would have bought it for me, but I didn't tell him. Just surprised him and well, lets say he was very appreciative. I am sure he is wondering what changed, but unless he asks, Mumms the word. ; ) Enjoy.
Thu Nov 12 00:00:00 MST 2009extrapurpose Rating:5.0
A wonderful labor of love from my generation's most-easily recognized cartoonist. This book is a bargain at the sheer volume of detailed and meticulously hand drawn depictions of the 1st book of the bible with every verse covered. R. Crumb is a living wonder and anything he draws is of interest not only to me but to hundreds of others. Imperfect work by an admittedly imperfect artist of an obviously imperfect world from which we have come. The text and subject matter is well-documented and often published but the art work is completely original and breathtaking. No vistas are too demanding; no details are too trivial for his sensitive pen to convey. Mere words fail me.
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