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By Anne E Neimark. 1980
Traces Father Damien's life, from his birth in 1840 to his death of leprosy in 1889. His accomplishments in the… leper colony on the Hawaiian island of Molokai attracted worldwide attention and generated support for research and treatment of leprosy. For junior and senior high readers. c1980.
By Bonnie Buxton. 2004
Recounts the author's struggles to raise an adopted daughter whom she didn't realize was afflicted with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder… (FASD). Also offers guidance to parents who have children with FASD. Some strong language and descriptions of violence. 2004.
By Perry Garfinkel. 2006
Why does an idea that's 2,500 years old seem more relevant today than ever before? How can the Buddha's teachings… help us solve many of the world's problems? Journalist Perry Garfinkel circumnavigated the globe to discover the heart of Buddhism and the reasons for its growing popularity - and ended up discovering himself in the process. 2006.
By Charles W Colson. 1976
By John A Munro, Margaret Outerbridge. 1990
Examines the history, dangers, and increasing appeal of cocaine in America. The author describes in great detail the drug's effects… on the body, especially with regard to the brain. Junior and Senior High.1986.
By Carole C Carlson. 1983
By Thomas De Quincey, Alethea Hayter. 1971
By John Oliphant. 1991
An investigation into the life of legendary cult leader Brother Twelve. Edward Arthur Wilson, otherwise known as Brother Twelve, founded… a messianic cult, the Aquarian Foundation, on Vancouver Island in 1927. Oliphant traces the development of the cult and the repercussions which followed its collapse. c1991.
By Joni Eareckson Tada. 1986
Over 20 years ago, Joni was in an accident which left her a quadriplegic. She examines why life in Christ… is so important, and how the Holy Spirit brings choices through which people can change. c1986.
By Martin E Marty. 1981
A distinguished Church historian's assessment of what has been happening in the world and church over the last forty years,… amplified by his own personal recollections. He calls for an ecumenical dialogue between faiths and challenges us to be more responsive to God. 1981.
By Karen Armstrong. 2001
A biographical study of the revered religious leader, traditionally thought to have died in India in 483 B.C. Traces the… main events of his life, from his renunciation of family through his quest for enlightenment, as evidenced in his teachings. Examines his philosophy for its message to humanity. Bestseller. 2001.
As we understood: a collection of spiritual insights by Al-Anon and Alateen members (Al-anon Ser. #Vol. 11)
By Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. Staff. 1985
By David Sheff. 2007
Before meth, Sheff's son, Nic, was a varsity athlete, honour student, and award-winning journalist. After meth, he was a trembling… wraith who stole money from his eight-year-old brother and lived on the streets. Sheff traces the first warning signs, the attempts at rehabilitation, and, at last, the way past addiction. He shows us that, whatever an addict's fate, the rest of the family must care for one another, too, lest they become addicted to addiction. Bestseller. 2008, c2007.
By John Charles Pollock. 1981
Biography of 18th century clergyman John Newton, a one-time slave whose life was transformed. According to his journals, he was… "a wretch," a prodigal son, lost and "blind," but was saved by amazing grace to become a great hymn writer, evangelist and author. 1981.
By Samantha Harrington-Lowe. 2008
True alcoholism is one of the most destructive conditions possible for a family, causing disruption, sadness, violence and even financial… ruin. With the right determination and support, there are ways to beat it. Packed with practical advice and the latest information, this book finds solutions to alcoholism, binge drinking and other forms of alcohol abuse. Its easy-to-read style takes you step by step through diagnosing the problem; understanding its physical effects; breaking behavioural patterns and getting treatment. Support for children with alcoholic parents and guidance for those living with an alcoholic is also included. 2008.
Albert Schweitzer's mission: healing and peace : with hitherto unpublished letters from Schweitzer, Nehru, Eisenhower, Khrushchev, and Kennedy
By Albert Schweitzer, Norman Cousins. 1985
Recounts the author's visit to Schweitzer's African jungle hospital in 1959. Also includes the correspondence between Cousins and Schweitzer on… the nuclear arms race, with additional letters from Khrushchev, Kennedy, Nehru and Eisenhower. 1985.
By Nadia Bolz-Weber. 2015
Tattooed, angry and profane, this former stand-up comic turned pastor stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to… serve. But God keeps showing up in the least likely of people--a church-loving agnostic, a drag queen, a felonious Bishop and a gun-toting member of the NRA. As she lives and worships alongside these "accidental saints," Nadia is swept into first-hand encounters with grace--a gift that feels to her less like being wrapped in a warm blanket and more like being hit with a blunt instrument. But by this grace, people are transformed in ways they couldn't have been on their own. In a time when many have rightly become disillusioned with Christianity, 'Accidental Saints' demonstrates what happens when ordinary people share bread and wine, struggle with scripture together, and tell each other the truth about their real lives. 2015.
By Thomas Merton, Naomi Burton Stone. 1988
By John Cornwall. 1989
On the night of 28 September 1978 John Paul I died unexpectedly after a reign of thirty-three days. Rumours of… foul play and a series of conspiracy theories began to circulate. John Cornwall was invited by the Vatican to conduct a new investigation into the true circumstances of Papa Luciani's death and the allegation that he was poisoned in an assassination plot involving senior prelates of the Roman Catholic Church. 1989.