Download and read online Breaking and Mending in PDF and EPUB In struggling to make sense of her own painful divorce, Mary Lou Redding looked to the Bible where she found guidance and hope. Her intimate book weaves her personal story with those from scripture to help other Christians who are facing divorce find God's grace in the midst of pain.Breaking and Mending looks at the spiritual issues of divorce, rather than the sociological ones, and allows the scriptures to illuminate and heal those who are facing this difficult transition. For example, chapter one deals with broken dreams and uses the story of Hosea and Gomer. Later chapters focus on forgiveness, breaking old patterns, forging a new identity as a single person, and searching for healthy relationships. Honest and straightforward, Redding has written a book which addresses the hard issues of divorce, but always with hope in God's unfolding grace.
Download and read online Breaking Spears and Mending Hearts in PDF and EPUB If ordering outside Australasia (ie from UK, Europe, Nth and Sth America and Africa) please contact Zed Books (UK) directly: www.zedbooks.co.uk.Pat Howley tells the extraordinary story of how, in the 1990s, in the crisis of civil war, the people of the island of Bougainville returned to their traditional peace making and conflict resolution processes as the western court system collapsed. Prominent are the ordinary people who experienced the crisis - the victims, the freedom fighters, and the women who took a leading part in the peace process. Howley writes mostly through their eyes, in their words.Howley, Executive Director of the PEACE Foundation Melanesia, was with them through most of the war. He oversaw a marriage of Western learning on restorative justice and win-win mediation with custom law. The success was so extraordinary that the processes set up are now being used in most village communities as the norm for conflict resolution, even for serious matters such as murder. Howley analyses the effectiveness of this marriage and how it can be used in the future when Bougainville achieves autonomy. He also discusses the devastation to Bougainville's culture and identity caused by the giant copper mine which dominated the PNG economy, and how the islanders are coping with the residue of trauma from the civil war."A landmark study of reconciliation and restorative justice in action, profound and inspiring in its holistic view of justice ... Bougainville shows the world how indigenous people can reclaim their justice system ... This book shows how a people's peace can prevail over a war that was a product of colonisation."Professor John Braithwaite, Australian National University
Download and read online Dessert First in PDF and EPUB High school sophomore Kat struggles with her twelve-year-old brother's recurring leukemia and likely death while coping with mean girls at school and possible romance.
Download and read online Privacy Enhancing Technologies in PDF and EPUB This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, PET 2002, held in Dresden, Germany in March 2003. The 14 revised full papers presented were carefully selected from 52 submissions during two rounds of reviewing and improvement. Among the topics addressed are mix-networks, generalized mixes, unlinkability, traffic analysis prevention, face recognition, privacy legislation, Web censorship, anonymous networking, personalized Web-based systems, and privacy in enterprises.
Download and read online Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation 2013 2016 Family Ministries in PDF and EPUB The family is the primary center of faith formation, especially for children. Our affirmation for families asserts that families of all sizes and configurations are communities of commitment whose goal is human growth and faith development. You job is to work with other leaders in the congregation to plan and implement ministry in order to fulfill the church’s mission of helping all persons become disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Also, you address the needs of the families in your church and community so that all may grow in the Christian faith. This Guideline is designed to help equip you in leading this ministry group in your congregation. This is one of the twenty-six Guidelines that cover church leadership areas including Church Council and Small Membership Church; the administrative areas of Finance and Trustees; and ministry areas focused on nurture, outreach, and witness including Worship, Evangelism, Stewardship, Christian Education, age-level ministries, Communications, and more. To see a full list of Guidelines, search by typing keywords: “Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation 2013-2016,” and click “search”.
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Download and read online How Shall I Live My Life in PDF and EPUB An engaging collection of interviews in which Derrick Jensen, the renowned poet, philosopher and ecological activist, discusses the destructive nature of the dominant cultural norms, with 10 people who have devoted their work and lives to undermining it. Whether it is Carolyn Raffensperger and her radical approach to public health, or Thomas Berry on perceiving the sacred or Vine Deloria asserting that dreams convey more about the world than science ever can, these thinkers bravely present the many ways resistance can take place.
Download and read online Plasma Astrophysics And Space Physics in PDF and EPUB Proceedings of the VIIth International Conference held in Lindau, Germany, May 4-8, 1998
Download and read online In Green in PDF and EPUB Robin Blackburn's poems move through family mythologies, shifts and mysteries. Connections and disintegrations both form and reform the figures depicted. Characters refuse burial. Images of breaking and mending, stories of exile, return and metamorphosis are ruminations on the nature of life, love and living memory in a world of change. Passion is the constant in these visions.
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Download and read online Little Princes in PDF and EPUB The riveting story of Conor Grennan's year in Nepal reads like a cross between Into Thin Air and Three Cups of Tea. While volunteering at an orphanage, Conor discovers that the children are not orphans: they are trafficked. Despite the danger, Conor treks up dirt paths with photographs of the children, miraculously reuniting dozens of families.
Download and read online The Return Home in PDF and EPUB When Jack, a war correspondent and wayward soul, returns home to Jersey injured from Afghanistan, he turns the lives of the Merryweather family upside down. Ten-year-old Ben and his brother and sister watch helplessly as the lively man they remember struggles to bring himself back from the brink. Twenty years later, an adult Ben Merryweather himself returns home after a long absence to visit his sick mother. With his own family in turmoil, he is vividly reminded of that fateful winter and realises that he must finally make sense of those months with his uncle Jack to help him decide his future. Set in an atmospheric Jersey, storm-torn and overshadowed by its Nazi-occupied past, The Return Home is a gripping and evocative tale about the breaking and mending of relationships and about facing one's failures in order to be able to move on.
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