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By Sophie Van der Stap. 2015
Sophie is twenty-one when she is diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer. A striking, fun-loving student, her world… is reduced overnight to the sterile confines of a hospital. But within these walls Sophie discovers a whole new world of white coats, gossiping nurses, and sexy doctors; of shared rooms, hair loss, and eyebrow pencils. As wigs become a crucial part of Sophie's new life, she reclaims a sense of self-expression. Each of Sophie's nine wigs makes her feel stronger and gives her a distinct personality, and that is why each has its own name: Stella, Sue, Daisy, Blondie, Platina, Uma, Pam, Lydia, and Bebé. There's a bit of Sophie in all of them, and they reveal as much as they hide. Sophie is determined to be much more than a cancer patient. 2015.
By Andy Stanley. 2010
Grace, it's what we crave most when our guilt is exposed. It's the very thing we are hesitant to extend… when we are confronted with the guilt of others - especially when their guilt has robbed us of something we consider valuable. c2010.
By John Piper. 1996
Scripture reveals that the great business of life is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever. Piper reveals that the… debate between duty and delight doesn't truly exist: delight is our duty. Readers can embark. 1996.
By John Eldredge. 2002
By Miriam Adeney. 2002
Their clothing is often distinctive. Their values are strongly held. They love their families. They comprise nearly one-tenth of the… world's population, and they live everywhere around the globe. These are women of Muslim background. Many still belong to Islam, but some now belong to Christ. Ladan, Khadija, and Fatma are both representative of and unique among their Arab, Iranian, Southeast Asian and African sisters. Adeney explores their lives and provides insight into how to relate to other women of Muslim background--and how to introduce them to Christ. 2002.
By Morris Gibson. 1986
Warmhearted reminiscences about the trials and rewards of medical life from the Canadian physician and author of "One Man's Medicine".… Gibson regales with vignettes - most humorous and a few poignant. He describes his rambunctious days at medical school in Glasgow, his harrowing World War II service, his practice with his physician wife in the Alberta town of Okotoks, and his teaching at the University of Calgary. 1986.
By H. Dale Burke. 2000
Men and women were created with radically different ways of thinking, feeling, and perceiving. But when we check the Bible,… we see that God never intended these differences to create the incredible friction they do today. The good news is that God has already woven into His Word the perfect solutions to this friction. 2000.
By Kenneth C Davis. 1998
Examines the culture and environment in which the Bible was written and explores the Good Book by placing some of… its accounts in historical perspective. Details views on when and by whom the Old and New Testaments were written and how other traditions influenced their contents and structure. 1998.
By Hugues De Montalembert, David Noakes. 1985
In 1978, artist Hughes de Montalembert was blinded by two muggers. This is the tale of his search for a… cure, of his rehabilitation and his despair, and finally his discovery of reconciliation and peace. 1985. Uniform title: Lumière assassinée.
By Stephen Kuusisto. 2006
The author of "Planet of the Blind", who has been legally blind since birth, explains how he perceives the world… around him through listening. In these essays he describes childhood influences, adult travels, artful eavesdropping, and love of poetry and Caruso's singing. 2006.
By Caroline Knapp. 1996
One woman's struggle to overcome twenty years of "high-functioning" alcoholism. She examines how drinking contributed to her difficulty in dealing… with her parents' deaths and with the discovery of her father's alcoholism. Includes information about alcohol abuse and an alcoholism questionnaire. Bestseller. 1996.
By Thomas Maier. 1998
Biography of the noted and controversial pediatrician Benjamin Spock. Describes his career, liberal stand on issues, and troubled family life.… Also discusses his conversion to a macrobiotic diet, which is reflected in the last edition of his classic "Baby and child care." That edition and this biography were both published in 1998, the year he died. c1998.
By Mary D Leakey. 1984
For more than 30 years, Mary and Louis Leakey shared an archaeological partnership excavating fossil remains in East Africa. This… book recounts their personal and professional alliance and the years following Louis' death. 1984.
By Michael White, John R Gribbin. 1995
An examination of the apparent contradiction between the conventional surface of Charles Darwin's life and the revolutionary implications of his… theories. A committed scientist and respectable Victorian husband and father, he was drawn step by step into publishing The Origin of Species, a book that would earn him both vilification and immortality. Darwin was part of a history of ideas beginning with the ancient Greeks and continuing in the present with the latest breakthroughs in molecular biology. This book explores how Darwin's findings have helped us understand the formation of galaxies, and what relation the theory of natural selection has to the new science of chaos. 1995.
Professor Madden explores the reformations that swept across Christendom in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The impact of these reforms… affected government, popes, and kings as well as commoners, for at this time the Church was an omnipresent part of European identity, and the import of Church reforms on every level of life at this time cannot be underestimated. 2007.
By Arthur Fleischmann, Carly Fleischmann. 2012
At the age of two, Carly Fleischmann was diagnosed with severe autism and an oral motor condition that prevented her… from speaking. Doctors predicted that she would never develop intellectually beyond the abilities of a small child. Although she made some progress after years of intensive behavioural and communication therapy, Carly remained largely unreachable. Then, at age ten, while sitting in her kitchen with her devoted therapist Howie, Carly reached over to the laptop and typed "MEAN," referring to Howie's efforts to get her to do her work for the day. She then went on to further explain her recalcitrant mood by typing "TEETH HURT," much to Howie's astonishment. This was the beginning of Carly's journey toward self-realization. Although Carly still struggles with all the symptoms of autism, she now has regular, witty, and profound conversations on the computer with her family, her therapists, and the thousands of people who follow her via her blog, Facebook, and Twitter. 2012.
By Tom Sullivan. 2012
For Tom Sullivan —author, actor, athlete, singer, entertainer, and producer—a life with blindness has been a life with very few… true limits. In this elegant exploration of the senses, he considers the different challenges he’s faced and explains the wonder he carries because, not in spite, of his blindness. 2012.
By Richard Selzer. 1995
Collection of twenty-four passionate essays and stories from a practicing surgeon, ranging from operating-room dramas to personal portraits. Selzer combines… his surgical experience with a broad knowledge of hospital life and a deep, sympathetic understanding of patients and their families. Some medical topics are harshly described. 1995.
By Francis Chan. 2008
The God of the universe is crazy about you! His love is the most powerful thing in the world and… He wants to give it to you, so you can live for Him. If you have made a commitment to follow Christ, then read Crazy Love to be reminded and challenged in your walk. Sharing from his own life struggles and sacrifices, author Francis Chan issues a call for selfless, Christ-like living. Let the love you have received from God impact your life like never before. 2008.
By Frances Lief Neer. 1994
Neer suffered from low vision throughout her life and eventually became blind. Just as she lost her sight totally, her… adult son died and left her his 13-year-old daughter to raise. Neer's story is about coping - how to travel, shop, socialize, read and write, and run a household - and she describes attending plays, cooking for dinner parties, becoming street savvy, and, literally, dancing in the dark. 1994.