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The Pleasure of His Company

By Dutch Sheets
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Isbn : 1441261117
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 455
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Experience God's Presence in a Whole New Way There's just something about people who are close to God. Through the ups and downs of life, they remain secure, hopeful. If you want a more rewarding spiritual life, if you want the pleasure of knowing your Creator's heart, this soul-lifting book is for you. Learn from Dutch Sheets as he shares his life lessons for cultivating an intimate relationship with God. Each of the thirty short chapters reveals a simple practice or biblical mindset that will help draw you away from the noise of life and into the Lord's peaceful presence. With profound insights from the Bible and stories you won't soon forget, The Pleasure of His Company is like a spiritual mentor, showing you simple ways to enjoy God more. This powerful book can also be enjoyed as a daily devotional.

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In History Makers, Dutch Sheets and William Ford III reveal how God wants us to connect with the powerful and timeless things He has done in the past so that we can become empowered for the future. We must look to our Christian forefathers and pray for the renewal of the covenants God made with them, building on God's past work to move closer to His ultimate goals for us as a nation and a planet. Now is our chance to connect with the past, shaping the outcome of the future, and turning it back in God's direction!

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  • Publisher : Doubleday
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  • Publisher : Samaira Book Publishers
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  • Pages : 136
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Civilization and Its Discontents is considered Freud's most brilliant work. In it he states his views on the broad question of man's place in the world. It has been praised, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. Originally published in 1930, it seeks to answer several questions fundamental to human society and its organization—What influences led to the creation of civilization? Why and how did it come to be? What determines civilization’s trajectory? This process, argues Freud, is an inherent quality of civilization that instills perpetual feelings of discontent in its citizens. Freud's theme is that what works for civilization doesn't necessarily work for man. Man, by nature aggressive and egotistical, seeks self-satisfaction.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317179463
  • Pages : 148
  • Category : Architecture
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Marco Frascari believed that architects should design thoughtful buildings capable of inspiring their inhabitants to have pleasurable and happy lives. A visionary Italian architect, academic and theorist, Frascari is best-known for his extraordinary texts, which explore the intellectual, theoretical and practical substance of the architectural discipline. As a student in Venice during the late 1960s, Frascari was taught and mentored by Carlo Scarpa. Later he moved to North America with his family, where he became a fulltime academic. Throughout his academic career, he continued to work on numerous architectural projects, including exhibitions, competition entries, and designs for approximately 35 buildings, a small number of which were built. As a means of (re)constructing the theatre of imaginative theory within which these buildings were created, Sam Ridgway draws on a wide selection of Frascari’s texts, including his richly poetic book Monsters of Architecture, to explore the themes of representation, demonstration, and anthropomorphism. Three of Frascari’s delightful buildings are then brought to light and interpreted, revealing a sophisticated and interwoven relationship between texts and buildings.

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  • Publisher : Colchis Books
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  • File Pdf: the-negro-motorist-green-book.pdf

Book Summary:

The idea of "The Green Book" is to give the Motorist and Tourist a Guide not only of the Hotels and Tourist Homes in all of the large cities, but other classifications that will be found useful wherever he may be. Also facts and information that the Negro Motorist can use and depend upon. There are thousands of places that the public doesn't know about and aren't listed. Perhaps you know of some? If so send in their names and addresses and the kind of business, so that we might pass it along to the rest of your fellow Motorists. You will find it handy on your travels, whether at home or in some other state, and is up to date. Each year we are compiling new lists as some of these places move, or go out of business and new business places are started giving added employment to members of our race.

The Power of Hope

By Dutch Sheets
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Isbn : 1621366332
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 365
  • File Pdf: the-power-of-hope.pdf

Book Summary:

Drawing on scriptural teaching, heart-to-heart storytelling and inspiring quotes, Dutch Sheets shows what God wants to reveal to us during difficult times.

Red Plenty

By Francis Spufford
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Isbn : 0571269478
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 587
  • File Pdf: red-plenty.pdf

Book Summary:

The Soviet Union was founded on a fairytale. It was built on 20th-century magic called 'the planned economy', which was going to gush forth an abundance of good things that the penny-pinching lands of capitalism could never match. And just for a little while, in the heady years of the late fifties, the magic seemed to be working. Red Plenty is about that moment in history, and how it came and went away; about the brief era when, under the rash leadership of Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet Union looked forward to a future of rich communists and envious capitalists, when Moscow would out-glitter Manhattan, every Lada would be better engineered than a Porsche and sputniks would lead the way to the stars. It's about the scientists who did their best to make the dream come true, to give the tyranny its happy ending.

Life Is What You Make It

By Peter Buffett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • Isbn : 0307464733
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 602
  • File Pdf: life-is-what-you-make-it.pdf

Book Summary:

From composer, musician, and philanthropist Peter Buffett comes a warm, wise, and inspirational book that asks, Which will you choose: the path of least resistance or the path of potentially greatest satisfaction? You may think that with a last name like his, Buffett has enjoyed a life of endless privilege. But the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett says that the only real inheritance handed down from his parents was a philosophy: Forge your own path in life. It is a creed that has allowed him to follow his own passions, establish his own identity, and reap his own successes. In Life Is What You Make It, Buffett expounds on the strong set of values given to him by his trusting and broadminded mother, his industrious and talented father, and the many life teachers he has met along the way. Today’s society, Buffett posits, has begun to replace a work ethic, relishing what you do, with a wealth ethic, honoring the payoff instead of the process. We confuse privilege with material accumulation, character with external validation. Yet, by focusing more on substance and less on reward, we can open doors of opportunity and strive toward a greater sense of fulfillment. In clear and concise terms, Buffett reveals a great truth: Life is random, neither fair nor unfair. From there it becomes easy to recognize the equal dignity and value of every human life—our circumstances may vary but our essences do not. We see that our journey in life rarely follows a straight line but is often met with false starts, crises, and blunders. How we push through and persevere in these challenging moments is where we begin to create the life of our dreams—from discovering our vocations to living out our bliss to giving back to others. Personal and revealing, instructive and intuitive, Life Is What You Make It is about transcending your circumstances, taking up the reins of your destiny, and living your life to the fullest.

Shopgirl

By Steve Martin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Isbn : 0786871644
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 601
  • File Pdf: shopgirl.pdf

Book Summary:

One of our country's most acclaimed and beloved entertainers, Steve Martin has written a novella that is unexpectedly perceptive about relationships and life. Martin is profoundly wise when it comes to the inner workings of the human heart. Mirabelle is the "shopgirl" of the title, a young woman, beautiful in a wallflowerish kind of way, who works behind the glove counter at Neiman Marcus "selling things that nobody buys anymore . . ." Slightly lost, slightly off-kilter, very shy, Mirabelle charms because of all that she is not: not glamorous, not aggressive, not self-aggrandizing. Still there is something about her that is irresistible. Mirabelle captures the attention of Ray Porter, a wealthy businessman almost twice her age. As they tentatively embark on a relationship, they both struggle to decipher the language of love--with consequences that are both comic and heartbreaking. Filled with the kind of witty, discerning observations that have brought Steve Martin critical success, Shopgirl is a work of disarming tenderness.

Siddhartha

By Hermann Hesse
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Isbn : 3985511861
  • Pages : 177
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reads : 419
  • File Pdf: siddhartha.pdf

Book Summary:

Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse - Siddhartha By Hermann Hesse is one of the most influential spiritual works of the twentieth century. And, most famous examples of the West''s fascination with Indian culture & particularly Buddhistic philosophy. Hermann Hesse tells the story of Siddhartha, a Brahmin on a quest for self-discovery'. As boy follows his heart and goes through various lives to finally understand what it means to be enlightened. He experiences life as a pious brahmin, a Samana, a rich merchant, a lover and an ordinary ferryman, to a father. Neither a practitioner nor a devotee, neither meditating nor reciting, Siddhartha comes to blend in with the world, resonating with the rhythms of nature, bending the reader's ear down to hear answers from the river.This classic text gives the reader insight into various stages of growth in life that many people can connect with on different levels.

Small Fry

By Lisa Brennan-Jobs
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 1443457108
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 914
  • File Pdf: small-fry.pdf

Book Summary:

A Top Ten Book of the Year The New York Times, The New Yorker, People, San Francisco Chronicle A Best Book of the Year Publishers Weekly, NPR, GQ, The Week, Vogue UK, Los Angeles Times “Brennan-Jobs is a deeply gifted writer. . . . Beautiful, literary and devastating.” —The New York Times Book Review “A masterly Silicon Valley gothic.” —Vogue Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents—artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs—Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa’s father was a mythical figure who was largely absent from her life. His rare attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical and unpredictable. Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the seventies and eighties, Small Fry is a “shockingly honest and beautifully understated” (Vogue UK) debut.

The Prince of Pleasure

By Nicole Jordan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn : 0345494164
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 172
  • File Pdf: the-prince-of-pleasure.pdf

Book Summary:

The incomparable Nicole Jordan weaves a seductive tale of passion and betrayal, intrigue and destiny, in her most devastatingly delicious love story yet. . . . He is England’s most notorious rake. Known as Dare to his friends, the wicked, outrageously charming Marquess of Wolverton is a consummate pleasure-seeker. But the seductive lifestyle is just his way of burying painful memories of the dazzling actress who once shattered his heart. When treachery threatens the Crown, Dare resolves to use his former beloved to help unmask a deadly traitor. Forced to betray the only man she ever loved, Julienne wants simply to forget the tender passion they had known as young lovers. But when Dare publicly vows to have her again as his mistress, she responds to his challenge with a vow of her own: to bring the Prince of Pleasure to his arrogant knees. As romantic adversaries, they play a provocative game of seduction. As patriotic allies, they embark on a perilous mission rife with danger and desire. And as their unforgettable passion rekindles, together they discover what Dare has long denied—that true love is the greatest pleasure of all.