From the Garden to the City

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ISBN: 9780825489303
Release Date: 2011-07-13
Number of pages: 192
Author: John Dyer
Publisher: Kregel Publications

Download and read online From the Garden to the City in PDF and EPUB Believers and unbelievers alike are saturated with technology, yet most give it little if any thought. Consumers buy and upgrade as fast as they can, largely unaware of technology’s subtle yet powerful influence. In a world where technology changes almost daily, many are left to wonder: Should Christians embrace all that is happening? Are there some technologies that we need to avoid? Does the Bible give us any guidance on how to use digital tools and social media?


From the Garden to the City

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ISBN: 0825426685
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 192
Author: John Dyer
Publisher:

Download and read online From the Garden to the City in PDF and EPUB Believers and unbelievers alike are saturated with technology, yet most give it little if any thought. Consumers buy and upgrade as fast as they can, largely unaware of technology’s subtle yet powerful influence. In a world where technology changes almost daily, many are left to wonder: Should Christians embrace all that is happening? Are there some technologies that we need to avoid? Does the Bible give us any guidance on how to use digital tools and social media?


The City Game

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ISBN: 9781453220641
Release Date: 2011-06-28
Number of pages: 210
Author: Pete Axthelm
Publisher: Open Road Media

Download and read online The City Game in PDF and EPUB A fascinating chronicle of New York basketball, from the concrete courts of the city’s parks to the bright lights of Madison Square GardenThe New York Knickerbockers, one of the NBA’s charter franchises, played professionally for twenty-four years before winning their first championship in 1970, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in a thrilling seven-game series. Those Knicks, who won again in 1973, became legends, and captivated a city that has basketball in its blood. But this book is more than a history of the championship Knicks. It is an exploration of what basketball means to New York—not just to the stars who compete nightly in the garden, but to the young men who spend their nights and weekends perfecting their skills on the concrete courts of the city’s parks. Basketball is a city game, and New York is the king of cities.


Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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ISBN: 9780307538376
Release Date: 2010-05-12
Number of pages: 400
Author: John Berendt
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in PDF and EPUB Read John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in Large Print. * All Random House Large Print editions are published in a 16-point typeface Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city is certain to become a modern classic. From the Trade Paperback edition.


In The Garden of Beasts

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ISBN: 9781446464502
Release Date: 2011-08-31
Number of pages: 592
Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online In The Garden of Beasts in PDF and EPUB Berlin,1933. William E. Dodd, a mild-mannered academic from Chicago, has to his own and everyone else's surprise, become America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany, in a year that proves to be a turning point in history. Dodd and his family, notably his vivacious daughter, Martha, observe at first-hand the many changes - some subtle, some disturbing, and some horrifically violent - that signal Hitler's consolidation of power. Dodd has little choice but to associate with key figures in the Nazi party, his increasingly concerned cables make little impact on an indifferent U.S. State Department, while Martha is drawn to the Nazis and their vision of a 'New Germany' and has a succession of affairs with senior party players, including first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. But as the year darkens, Dodd and his daughter find their lives transformed and any last illusion they might have about Hitler are shattered by the violence of the 'Night of the Long Knives' in the summer of 1934 that established him as supreme dictator. Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the times, and with brilliant portraits of Hitler, Goebbels, Goering and Himmler amongst others, Erik Larson's new book sheds unique light on events as they unfold, resulting in an unforgettable, addictively readable work of narrative history.


Garden City

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ISBN: 9780310337324
Release Date: 2015-09-29
Number of pages: 336
Author: John Mark Comer
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Garden City in PDF and EPUB You’ve heard people say “Who you are matters more than what you do”. Does the Bible really teach that? In Garden City, popular pastor and speaker John Mark Comer gives a fresh take on our calling and our purpose, with a surprisingly counter-culture take. Through his creative and conversational style, Comer takes a good look at Genesis and the story of a man, a woman, and a garden. He unpacks God’s creation and his original intent for how we are meant to spend our time. Here, you’ll find answers to questions like “Does God care where I work?” “What about what I do with my free time or how much rest I get?” “Does he have a clear direction for me?” Practical and theologically rich, Garden City speaks to twenty and thirty-somethings who are figuring out next steps and direction in their lives. Garden City is the Purpose Driven Life for the next generation—the book that helps us answer why we are here and what should we do about it.


From the Garden to the City

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ISBN: 1875735003
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Number of pages: 35
Author: Tim Foster
Publisher:

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The City in a Garden

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ISBN: UOM:39015054303642
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 179
Author: Julia Sniderman Bachrach
Publisher: Center for Amer Places Incorporated

Download and read online The City in a Garden in PDF and EPUB Enhanced by 140 images, a documentary chronicle of Chicago's parks profiles thirty-one of the city's finest spaces--both contemporary and historical-along with detailed vignettes and captions to trace their development.


The City of Falling Angels

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ISBN: 9781444718218
Release Date: 2011-06-23
Number of pages: 384
Author: John Berendt
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online The City of Falling Angels in PDF and EPUB Taking the fire that destroyed the Fenice theatre in 1996 as his starting point, John Berendt creates a unique and unforgettable portrait of Venice and its extraordinary inhabitants. Beneath the exquisite facade of the world's most beautiful historic city, scandal, corruption and venality are rampant, and John Berendt is a master at seeking them out. Ezra Pound and his mistress, Olga; poet Mario Stefani; the Rat Man of Treviso; or Mario Moro - self-styled carabiniere, fireman, soldier or airman, depending on the day of the week. With his background in journalism, Berendt is perfectly poised to gain access to private and unapproachable people, and persuade them to talk frankly to him. The result is mischievous, witty, compelling - and destined to be the non-fiction succes d'estime of the year.


An Elephant in the Garden

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ISBN: 9780007352128
Release Date: 2010-05-27
Number of pages: 240
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Download and read online An Elephant in the Garden in PDF and EPUB A thrilling and moving novel about an extraordinary animal caught up in a very human war, for anyone who loved The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips or The Butterfly Lion...


Paradise Planned

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ISBN: 1580933262
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 1072
Author: Robert A. M. Stern
Publisher:

Download and read online Paradise Planned in PDF and EPUB From the same team that produced the monumental five-volume architectural history of New York comes the definitive work on the development of the garden suburb, a phenomenon that first emerged in England in the 1830s and still dominates residential architecture today. As malls are abandoned and mortgages are foreclosed, the retrofitting of the suburbs is a central issue in urban planning today. New strategies are emerging – creating walk-able communities with social and retail centres – that hark back to the original concept of the suburb. These bucolic settings, first developed in the mid-nineteenth century, offered an ideal lifestyle outside the city but accessible by streetcar, train, and ultimately automobile. The Garden City movement originated in England, was quickly adopted in the United States and northern Europe, and gradually proliferated throughout the world. Paradise Planned is a comprehensive, encyclopaedic record of this development, a vital contribution to architectural history.


Culture Making

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ISBN: 9780830874842
Release Date: 2013-11-24
Number of pages: 242
Author: Andy Crouch
Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Download and read online Culture Making in PDF and EPUB 2009 Christianity Today Book Award winner! Named one of Publishers Weekly's best books of 2008 (religion category) It is not enough to condemn culture. Nor is it sufficient merely to critique culture or to copy culture. Most of the time, we just consume culture. But the only way to change culture is to create culture. Andy Crouch unleashes a stirring manifesto calling Christians to be culture makers. For too long, Christians have had an insufficient view of culture and have waged misguided "culture wars." But we must reclaim the cultural mandate to be the creative cultivators that God designed us to be. Culture is what we make of the world, both in creating cultural artifacts as well as in making sense of the world around us. By making chairs and omelets, languages and laws, we participate in the good work of culture making. Crouch unpacks the complexities of how culture works and gives us tools for cultivating and creating culture. He navigates the dynamics of cultural change and probes the role and efficacy of our various cultural gestures and postures. Keen biblical exposition demonstrates that creating culture is central to the whole scriptural narrative, the ministry of Jesus and the call to the church. He guards against naive assumptions about "changing the world," but points us to hopeful examples from church history and contemporary society of how culture is made and shaped. Ultimately, our culture making is done in partnership with God's own making and transforming of culture. A model of his premise, this landmark book is sure to be a rallying cry for a new generation of culturally creative Christians. Discover your calling and join the culture makers.


The Curious Garden

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ISBN: 9780316254410
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Number of pages: 32
Author: Peter Brown
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Download and read online The Curious Garden in PDF and EPUB One boy's quest for a greener world... one garden at a time. While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world. This is an enchanting tale with environmental themes and breathtaking illustrations that become more vibrant as the garden blooms. Red-headed Liam can also be spotted on every page, adding a clever seek-and-find element to this captivating picture book.


The Confessions of St Augustine

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ISBN: UCAL:$B268362
Release Date: 1920
Number of pages: 348
Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)
Publisher:

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Seedfolks

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ISBN: 9780062283689
Release Date: 2013-07-30
Number of pages: 112
Author: Paul Fleischman
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Seedfolks in PDF and EPUB A vacant lot, rat-infested and filled with garbage, looked like no place for a garden. Especially to a neighborhood of strangers where no one seems to care. Until one day, a young girl clears a small space and digs into the hard-packed soil to plant her precious bean seeds. Suddenly, the soil holds promise: To Curtis, who believes he can win back Lateesha's heart with a harvest of tomatoes; to Virgil's dad, who sees a fortune to be made from growing lettuce; and even to Maricela, sixteen and pregnant, wishing she were dead. Thirteen very different voices and perspectives—old, young, Haitian, Hispanic, tough, haunted, and hopeful—tell one amazing story about a garden that transforms a neighborhood. Chosen as a state and citywide read in communities across the country, including in Vermont; Racine, WI; Tampa, FL; Newburgh, NY; and Boca Raton, FL. Supports the Common Core State Standards