One of the most beloved and bestselling novels of spiritual adventure ever published, Ishmael has earned a passionate following among readers and critics alike. This special twenty-fifth anniversary edition features a new foreword and afterword by the author, as well as an excerpt from My Ishmael. TEACHER SEEKS PUPIL. Must have an earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person. It was just a three-line ad in the personals section, but it launched the adventure of a lifetime. So begins an utterly unique and captivating novel. In Ishmael, which received the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship for the best work of fiction offering positive solutions to global problems, Daniel Quinn parses humanity’s origins and its relationship with nature, in search of an answer to this challenging question: How can we save the world from ourselves? Praise for Ishmael “As suspenseful, inventive, and socially urgent as any fiction or nonfiction you are likely to read this or any other year.”—The Austin Chronicle “Before we’re halfway through this slim book . . . we’re in [Daniel Quinn’s] grip, we want Ishmael to teach us how to save the planet from ourselves. We want to change our lives.”—The Washington Post “Arthur Koestler, in an essay in which he wondered whether mankind would go the way of the dinosaur, formulated what he called the Dinosaur’s Prayer: ‘Lord, a little more time!’ Ishmael does its bit to answer that prayer and may just possibly have bought us all a little more time.”—Los Angeles Times
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 RBC TAYLOR PRIZEA tribute to the larger than life story of a hockey icon and hero. The hockey world mourned when Pat Quinn died in November 2014. Tough guys sobbed. Networks carried montages of Quinn's rugged hits, his steely-eyed glare, and his famous victories. Quinn made a few enemies over the years, but there was no one who didn't respect the tough working-class kid who had fought his way to the very top of the hockey world. He had butted heads with superstars, with management, and with the league itself. And he had also succeeded at every level, finishing his journeyman's career as the captain of an NHL team, then quickly emerged as one of the best coaches in the league. He gathered executive titles like hockey cards, and done things his own way, picking up a law degree along the way. He was brash, dour, and abrasive--and people loved him for his alloy of pugnacity and flair, his three-piece suits and cigars, his Churchillian heft and his scowl. In the end, the player who would never even have dreamed of being inducted into the Hall of Fame was the chair of the Hall's selection committee. That is Quinn's story: an underdog who succeeded so completely that his legacy has become the standard by which others are judged. Told by bestselling author Dan Robson, and supported by the Quinn family and network of friends, Quinn is the definitive account of one of the game's biggest personalities and most storied lives.
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story
HARLEY QUINN has captured ROBIN! But this crazy quack is only using the BOY WONDER as bait. Her true target is BATMAN, and she's left clues all over GOTHAM to lure him into her trap. If the DYNAMIC DUO can't escape her clutches, they'll both become HARLEY'S gift to her evil boyfriend, the JOKER.
Meet Miss Belle and Bo, Captain Dan's fearless cats, who out of boredom and adventurous spirit courageously stowaway on his great big jet. Find out how they lovingly sneak aboard the plane and into the cabin to encounter funny adventures throughout the flight. In the end, they are seated up-front near Captain Dan who denotes them "First-Class Cats", and together, they begin to travel the world. This endearing tale will leave a lasting impression on readers of all ages as well as offering a great introduction to air travel and regulations on-board the plane. In this inaugural story, the authors' hope is to promote travel, culture, history and geography to children of many ages, all told through the eyes of two beloved cats, Miss Belle and Bo. The idea of awarding them a first-class seat is not around luxury, comfort or food, but rather the proximity to Captain Dan. With the cats seated near the cockpit, he is able to monitor them throughout the flight ensuring good behavior. The authors' other intent is to spotlight the term "first-class cats" in correlation to obedience and good deeds; something they will look to do on every trip. Please sit back, buckle your seatbelt and prepare for takeoff as Miss Belle and Bo, the two, "new" first-class cats, discover how much fun air travel can really be! Turn the page... and let the adventures begin! www.firstclasscats.com
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “I find myself thinking deeply about what it means to love America, as I surely do.” —Dan Rather At a moment of crisis over our national identity, venerated journalist Dan Rather has emerged as a voice of reason and integrity, reflecting on—and writing passionately about—what it means to be an American. Now, with this collection of original essays, he reminds us of the principles upon which the United States was founded. Looking at the freedoms that define us, from the vote to the press; the values that have transformed us, from empathy to inclusion to service; the institutions that sustain us, such as public education; and the traits that helped form our young country, such as the audacity to take on daunting challenges in science and medicine, Rather brings to bear his decades of experience on the frontlines of the world’s biggest stories. As a living witness to historical change, he offers up an intimate view of history, tracing where we have been in order to help us chart a way forward and heal our bitter divisions. With a fundamental sense of hope, What Unites Us is the book to inspire conversation and listening, and to remind us all how we are, finally, one.
But for a Season: Finding Peace After the Loss of a Child
The Immaculate Conception of Mary as revealed by the saints! "O', Mary Conceived without Sin!" St. Catherine Labouré boldly proclaims the Immaculate Conception of Mary! Yet, why does she proclaim such a bold statement? The Apostle St. Andrew tells us why, "because the first man was created of immaculate earth, it was necessary that the perfect man should be born of an Immaculate Virgin!" He understood why Mary is the Immaculate Conception because Jesus, after his death, “opened the minds of the twelve apostles so they could understand the Scriptures.” (Luke 24:45). In this Ultimate Saints Guide to the Immaculate Conception, you will discover:-Thee ultimate proof of the Immaculate Conception.-Our Lady’s own description of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, as revealed by Saint Bridget of Sweden.-The virtually unknown story of Sts. Joachim and Ann and their unique role in salvation history.-Arguably the best apologetic work about the Immaculate Conception by St. Robert Bellarmine, Doctor of the Church. This hidden gem has been only read by a handful of Catholics worldwide.-Definitive evidence that the Immaculate Conception of Mary was proclaimed since the beginning of the Church. Discover first hand, the oral traditions of the Early Church and their teachings.Why is this book called the Ultimate Saints Guide to the Immaculate Conception? You see the “ultimate guide” is given its power, not from the creators of this book, but from the sanctified lives of the saints. It is the saints who have so perfectly become “ imitators of me (St. Paul), as I am of Christ.” This book utilizes the Saints to teach us about the Immaculate Conception of Mary.“What a pleasure to read about and enjoy the beautiful descriptions of Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception!” - Carmen AllardBeing that the Immaculate Conception of Mary is a major feast day, what better way to increase your knowledge and devotion than by reading what the Saints have said about Our Lady throughout history?Tag: Immaculate Conception of Mary, Immaculate Conception, Mariology, Catholic.
The Blue Zones, Second Edition: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest
Bestselling author, longevity expert, and National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner reports on health, fitness, diet, and aging, drawing on his research from extraordinarily long-lived communities--Blue Zones--around the globe. Buettner has launched a major public health initiative to transform cities based on principles from this book, an updated and expanded edition of his bestselling classic on longevity. His prescriptions for lifestyle, nutrition, outlook, and stress-coping practices will add years to your life and life to your years. The latest Blue Zone is Ikaria, Greece, where strong, sweet wine, family, and a Mediterranean diet all play a role in longer life. Also new in this book is a reading group guide, designed for groups to read about, discuss, and implement many of the simple changes advocated for better health.A long, healthy life is no accident. It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits. If you adopt the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are you may live up to a decade longer. Buettner has led teams of researchers across the globe--from Costa Rica to Sardinia, Italy, to Okinawa, Japan and beyond--to uncover the secrets of Blue Zones. He found that the recipe for longevity is deeply intertwined with community, lifestyle, and spirituality. People live longer and healthier by embracing a few simple but powerful habits, and by creating the right community around themselves. In The Blue Zones, Second Edition, Buettner has blended his lifestyle formula with the latest longevity research to inspire lasting, behavioral change and add years to your life.Region by region, Buettner reveals the "secrets" of longevity through stories of his travels and interviews with some of the most remarkable--and happily long-living people on the planet. It's not coincidence that the way they eat, interact with each other, shed stress, heal themselves, avoid disease, and view their world yield them more good years of life. Buettner's easy to follow "best practices" and list of healthy lifestyle choices from the Blue Zones will empower readers to live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives.
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