Author: Jamie Blair
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Can true love be built on lies? A teen on the run seeks relief and redemption in this gripping, “compulsively readable” (School Library Journal) romantic read that Kirkus Reviews calls a “marvelous debut, moving and suspenseful.” Leah Kurtz has finally found a place to call home, a town where she and baby Addy can live in peace, far from the drug-infested place she grew up. Chris is one of the best parts of her new life, the only person who’s ever made her feel safe. And now that she’s found him, there’s no way she can tell the truth: Her real name is Faith, not Leah. She’s seventeen, not nineteen. And the baby isn’t hers—Faith kidnapped her. Faith’s history catches up with her when a cop starts asking questions and Chris’s aunt spots her picture in the newspaper. She knows it’s time to run again, but if Faith leaves, she’ll lose Chris. If Chris is in love with a lie, though, did Faith ever really have him in the first place?
Author: Jamie M. Blair
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Seventeen-year-old Faith shepherds her neglectful, drug-addicted mother through her pregnancy and then kidnaps the baby, taking on the responsibility of being her baby sister's parent while hiding from the authorities.
Author: Danielle Steel
In her fifty-second bestselling novel, Danielle Steel weaves a compelling story of the power of lies, the misuse of trust — and of one woman's triumph over a devastating betrayal. Marie-Ange Hawkins has the kind of childhood that most people dream of. Freedom, love, security in a beautiful old French château. But when Marie-Ange is just eleven, a tragic accident marks the end of her idyllic life. Orphaned and alone, she is sent to America, to live with her great-aunt on a farm in Iowa. Bitterly resented by the old woman, cut off from everything she has known and loved, Marie-Ange is forced to work tirelessly on the farm, dreaming only of the day she can return to her beloved Château de Marmouton. In Marie-Ange's isolated existence, only the friendship of a local boy, Billy Parker, offers comfort and hope. But her only wish is to gain an education — and escape. Then, just after her twenty-first birthday, an unexpected visitor brings startling news and an extraordinary gift: the freedom to return to France, to Château de Marmouton. When she arrives in France, Marie-Ange learns that the château's new owner is Comte Bernard de Beauchamp, a dashing young widower who invites her into his home, then into his heart. But their magical life together, which soon includes marriage, children, and lavish homes, slowly takes an ominous turn. A mysterious woman tells Marie-Ange a shocking story, a story so chilling she doesn't want to believe it. Not even her dear friend Billy can help her now. He is thousands of miles away. And as the darkness gathers around her, Marie-Ange must find the faith and courage to take one, last desperate step to save her loved ones ... and herself. Danielle Steel's powerful new novel is about being pulled into a place where nothing is what it seems. It is about being seduced and lied to and turned around, and wanting to believe the lies — until the moment comes, in one blinding instant, when survival and salvation depend on a final Leap of Faith: the only path to freedom, and life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Darwins' Leap of Faith
Author: Deborah Heiligman
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species, his revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas involved, in 1859. Nearly 150 years later, the theory of evolution continues to create tension between the scientific and religious communities. Challenges about teaching the theory of evolution in schools occur annually all over the country. This same debate raged within Darwin himself, and played an important part in his marriage: his wife, Emma, was quite religious, and her faith gave Charles a lot to think about as he worked on a theory that continues to spark intense debates. Deborah Heiligman's new biography of Charles Darwin is a thought-provoking account of the man behind evolutionary theory: how his personal life affected his work and vice versa. The end result is an engaging exploration of history, science, and religion for young readers. Charles and Emma is a 2009 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.
Quit Your Job and Live on a Boat
Author: Ed Robinson
There are many of us who dream about selling all our stuff, quitting our jobs, and running away to Paradise. This is a story about one couple who made that dream come true. The author shares what it feels like to experience ultimate freedom, and outlines the steps they took to get there. The story includes tales from their travels, social commentary on the state of today's American society, and a simple financial plan that will benefit anyone, regardless of their future goals. Throughout the narrative the reader is treated to dolphins and manatees, pelicans and osprey, blue skies, blue water and white sand beaches. Tropical music plays a role as well. Read how music inspired them to execute their plan. Follow along as they transform from everyday working drones to carefree boat bums and beachcombers. This book will make you rethink how you look at life, and money.
The Fiscal Foundations of Successful Government in Europe and America
Author: Sven H. Steinmo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Political Science
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. Why are citizens in some countries more willing to pay taxes than in other countries? This book examines the history of the relationship between citizens and their states in five countries, (Sweden, Britain, Italy, Romania, and the United States), and demonstrates how and why people in in some countries have come to trust the government with their money while in other countries they do not. The book explores the evolution of this relationship in detail, in each case showing how some governments developed the fiscal and technical capacity to tax their citizens fairly and deliver public services efficiently. In short, how and why some countries became more trustworthy than others. The volume concludes by examining the implications of these five cases for developing countries today and the lessons that can be learned.
Essays on Law in General
Author: John Gardner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In a series of essays John Gardner has developed distinctive and engaging answers to the central questions of legal philosophy, cutting through the technicalities of the subject to clarify and reinvigorate the main arguments about the nature of law. This volume collects that work to provide a major contribution to the literature on jurisprudence.
Author: Trisha Ashley
Publisher: Random House
Sappho Jones stopped counting birthdays when she reached thirty but, even with her hazy grip on mathematics, she realises that she's on the slippery slope to the big four-oh! With the thought suddenly lodged in her mind that she's a mere cat's whisker away from becoming a single eccentric female living in a country cottage in Wales, she has the urge to do something dramatic before it's too late. The trouble is, as an adventurous woman of a certain age, Sappho's pretty much been there, done that, got the T-shirt. In fact, the only thing she hasn't tried is motherhood. And with sexy potter Nye on hand as a potential daddy - or at least donor - is it time for her to consider the biggest leap of all? It's either that or buy a cat . . . Wonderfully wry, heart-warming and life-affirming, Trisha Ashley's hilarious novel is perfect for fans of romantic comedies by Milly Johnson and Jill Mansell. And it contains recipes! **This novel was originally published in 2001 as The Urge to Jump.**
Memoirs of an Unexpected Life
Author: Queen Noor (consort of Hussein, King of Jordan)
Publisher: George Weidenfeld & Nicholson
Category: Arab-Israeli conflict
Born into a distinguished Arab-American family and raised amid privilege, Lisa Halaby was in the first co-educational freshman class at Princeton, graduating in 1974 with a degree in architecture and urban planning. Then, in 1976, she was introduced, on an airport runway, to King Hussein of Jordan, a direct descendent of the prophet Muhammed. In less than two years, she was his wife, Noor al-Hussein, Queen of Jordan. With eloquence and candour, Noor talks frankly of the many challenges of her life as wife and partner to the monarch, providing both an intimate portrait of the late King Hussein and his quest for peace in the Middle East, and a moving account of the demands his public role as a world statesman placed on the royal couple's private life. Sharing a personal perspective on the past three decades of world history, Leap of Faith highlights Queen Noor's views on Islam and the West; the challenges of rearing her family; her work as Queen and humanitarian activist; and her struggles to protect her husband as he slipped into the illness that would kill him in 1999. Her story is filled with recollections of the world's most powerful and interesting people: Queen Elisabeth, Jimmy Carter, Pierre Trudeau, Yassar Arafat and Anwar Sadat. In the wake of September 11, Noor reflects on the true message of Islam and the ongoing violence in the Middle East from her unique perspective with a deep and abiding understanding of Arab aspirations and history. Leap of Faith is refreshingly candid and clear-eyed, a true love story set against the turbulent politics of the last thirty years.
Author: Kenneth Brown,Patrick Borders
Publisher: Ken Brown Ministries
A true sucess story."A Leap of Faith" simplifies the princiiples for success and puts how we can overcome the most dire circumstances and succeed in spite of the odds,Written in a language everyone can understand,you will be motivated by Ken Brown's wisdom and insight.This is a must read for all those who are seriuos about success and inspied by the word of God.
Author: Anne Schraff
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Themes: Hi-Lo, High school, neighborhoods, family, loyalty, friendship, urban teen fiction, high school elections, jealousy, suspense, loyalty, friendship, gangs. Written for young adults, the Urban Underground series confronts issues that are of great importance to teens, such as friendship, loyalty, drugs, gangs, abuse, urban blight, bullies, and self-esteem to name a few. More than entertainment, these books can be a powerful learning and coping tool when a struggling reader connects with credible characters and a compelling storyline. The highly readable style and mature topics will appeal to young adult readers of both sexes and encourage them to finish each novel. Cesar Chavez HS Series-- The robberies in the barrio are becoming increasingly bold and unsettling. After a recent robbery, Ernesto swears that he recognizes a suspect fleeing the crime scene. But is he jumping to conclusions unfairly? After all, Cruz isn't the only tattooed guy known to wear a hoodie in the neighborhood.
The Journey of a Dream
Author: Saidah Nairobi
Publisher: Nairobi Enterprises LLC
Leap of Faith: The Journey of a Dream is a dance memoir by world-renowned dancer, Saidah Nairobi. In this personal masterpiece, Saidah takes readers on the journey it took to make one of her biggest dreams fresh out of school, transform into her every day reality. From aspiring dancer to performing and touring around the world with entertainment icons, Beyonce, Usher, Ciara, and more, Leap of Faith is the real life account of an incredibly unorthodox and inspiring story. In it, Saidah shares not only her tour experiences, but also the story behind her dream, her marriage, and the popularized short blonde hair that became her signature. With unshakable faith, Saidah was able to leap into the vision of her dreams and see more than was imaginable. The path that she tread took courage, and from this candid memoir, you too will want to activate your faith, take a leap, and actualize your every dream.
Transforming Physical and Emotional Pain into Spiritual Growth
Author: Jeffrey D. Millman, M.D.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Everyone experiences pain. Illness, aging, and emotional distress touch all of our lives. Each of us has a soul, or Higher self, that has come into human form to have life experiences. These experiences are designed to provide us opportunities to learn the lessons we need for our spiritual growth. It’s from pain that we grow. Rather than being afraid or overwhelmed by life’s challenges, we can learn how to connect with our Higher self, using our intuitive mind. Making the leap of faith to use our sixth sense to bypass our rational mind and receive inner guidance promotes improved health, greater happiness, and peace of mind. Using case histories accumulated over forty years of practicing family medicine, Dr. Millman discusses many different illnesses and emotional issues and the specifi c lessons each one presents. He uses his holistic and spiritual approach to healing to make sense of the death of our physical body and the transition of our spirit to the other side.
An Astronaut's Journey Into the Unknown
Author: Gordon Cooper,Bruce Henderson
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“An exciting insider’s look at Projects Mercury, Gemini and Apollo . . . NASA’s internal politics, disasters, glitches and close calls” by a pioneering astronaut (Publishers Weekly). Gordon “Gordo” Cooper was one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts, pilot for Apollo X, head of flight crew operations for the United States’ first orbiting space station, and the last American to venture into space alone. Stretching from the dawning days of NASA to the far reaches of the unknown, Cooper’s distinguished career as a record-setting astronaut helped shape America’s space program and blazed a trail for generations to come. In this astonishing memoir—written with #1 New York Times bestseller Bruce Henderson—Cooper crosses paths with such aviation luminaries as Amelia Earhart, Wiley Post, and German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun; he shares his early days at Edwards Air Force Base and the endeavors that became the basis for The Right Stuff; he takes us inside NASA with candid accounts of his defeats and accomplishments; he reflects on the triumphs and tragedies of his heroic colleagues; and he finally reveals the reasons behind his belief in extraterrestrial intelligence, including the US military’s long-standing UFO cover-ups. Buckle yourself in for a breathtaking ride because in Leap of Faith, Gordon Cooper takes readers to places they’ve never been before.
A Great Leap of Faith
Author: National Museum of American History
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith is the companion volume to an exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History that celebrates the bold and radical experiment to test a wholly new form of government. Democracy is still a work in progress, but it is at the core of our nation's political, economic, and social life. This lavishly illustrated book explores democracy from the Revolution to the present using objects from the museum's collection, such as the portable writing box that Thomas Jefferson used while composing the Declaration of Independence, the inkstand with which Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation, Susan B. Anthony's iconic red shawl, and many more. Not only famous voices are presented: like democracy itself, the book and the exhibition preserve the voice of the people by showcasing campaign materials, protest signs, and a host of other items from everyday life that reflect the promises and challenges of American democracy throughout the nation's history.
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Forced to attend a Catholic middle school because of her conduct, Abigail discovers a talent for theater and develops a true religious faith.
Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance
Author: Steve Harvey
#1 New York Times bestselling author Steve Harvey helps you engage the Divine Spirit within you to find your life’s desire and use your own imagination to make your life’s vision a reality. At the beginning of each broadcast of his morning radio show, Steve Harvey offers his millions of listeners a few moments of spiritual advice to inspire and guide them. Fans love Steve’s wisdom and often share his insightful messages with friends and family. In this essential book, Steve expands on those daily words of wisdom by providing fans—and anyone in need of spiritual support, comfort, or guidance—this heartfelt collection of spiritual devotions. Steve beautifully and thoughtfully explains what faith is and how it can work miracles in our daily lives. He also talks in-depth about the power of human imagination and how we can use it to make our dreams come true. Steve believes that no vision enters our minds without our ability to make it a reality. As God inspires us to build and create a larger vision for our lives, Steve shows us that when we combine our inherent power with God’s divine plan, we can each achieve anything. Steve also reveals the power of using imagination, faith, and hard work to make our visions a reality. Written in an engaging storytelling format in Steve’s warm, inviting voice, each chapter of this thoughtful book offers invaluable advice and anecdotes that illuminate the power of imagination and how to use our God-given visions to enrich our lives.
How to Build Your Spiritual Business
Author: Colby Psychic Rebel
Leap of Faith: How To Build Your Spiritual Business. There has never been a better time to launch and grow your spiritual business than right now! There is a shift in consciousness and people want clarity and they want it now. They are online searching right now for someone with your unique spiritual skills and talents to help them overcome obstacles, discover solutions to their problems and have a higher quality of life. If you're a spiritual entrepreneur just starting out or wanting to grow your business exponentially, then you're in the right place. Thousands of spiritual entrepreneurs have tried to launch their small business and many have failed; they've failed due to not having the tools to help them attract their perfect tribe, how to stand out in the industry, how to build a professional brand, how to position themselves as the expert, how to set up the foundation of an online business, how to automate their business, how to show the world their unique gifts and so much more! What if you had a "Start-Up"Playbook that contained not only proven strategies and tactics to building your spiritual business, but also wisdom, inspiration, motivation and love? Do you think that would change your life and the direction of your business? Leap of Faith: How To Build Your Spiritual Business was written byColby Psychic Rebel with love to give you the inspiration, strategy and tactics to start, grow and build your business the right way . Many entrepreneurs learn by trial and error, which is exhausting and the road often leads to failure because they don't know what they don't know. What smart entrepreneurs do is get guidance and mentorship from others who have gone before them and they follow a blueprint. Experts invest in other experts. Leap of Faith: How To Build Your Spiritual Business is the blueprint you've been searching for that contains a powerful step-by-step plan of action on exactly how to quickly build and grow your spiritual practice. People are online searching for you right now. The question is: Are they able to find you? Most spiritual entrepreneurs are good at their "modalities," but need help on the business side of things which involves: *sales, *marketing, *money management, *automation, *website building, *social media, *legal requirements, *tax deductions, *and so much more! This book will teach you all of the above and so much MORE! You won't find any book on the market like Leap of Faith: How To Build Your Spiritual Businessbecause it doesn't exist. This book was written from one Spiritual Light-Worker to another...YOU! You were "called" to share your spiritual gifts with the world and the world awaits you now more than ever. It's time for you to move into your brilliant power and shine! It's time for you to become an unstoppable Light-Worker for your dreams and desires. You have been called to FLY! You can play it safe or you can put on your wings and fly...the choice is up to you. This book is a guide for your inner and outer success! Let's start our journey together...