Listening Is An Act Of Love

Author: Dave Isay
Publisher: Penguin
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A compendium of true American life stories features pieces representing every walk of life from all fifty states, in a nation-wide and thematically arranged celebration of the nation's shared humanity.

Mom

Author: Dave Isay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101427329
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"What I want to say to you is that sometimes life catches you by surprise and you feel unequipped to handle what it brings you, but every bit of life you've lived before that moment equips you to live through it. That's what I would give to you." -Fanni Victoria Green-Lemons, in conversation with her daughter, Danyealah Green-Lemons In Mom, Dave Isay-StoryCorps's founder and the editor of the project's bestselling collection, Listening Is an Act of Love-presents a celebration of American mothers. Featuring StoryCorps's most revelatory stories on the subject, Mom looks across a diversity of experience to present an entirely original portrait of motherhood. Through conversations between parents and children, husbands and wives, siblings and friends, the life of the American mother unfolds. In stories that take us from the woods of New Hampshire to urban Detroit and beyond, we meet mothers and children from all walks of life-an immigrant mother instilling in her children the importance of education, adult children caring for an elderly parent, a woman remembering the sound of her mother's laugh, and mothers and children of all ages learning to grow into new roles over time. Visiting families in moments of profound joy and sadness, courage and despair, struggle and triumph, we learn new truths about that most primal and sacred of bonds-the relationship between mother and child. With this vital contribution to the American storybook, StoryCorps has created a tribute to mothers that honors the wealth of our national experience. An appreciation of the wisdom and generosity passed between mothers and children, this generation to the next, Mom offers powerful lessons in the meaning of family and the expansiveness of the human heart. Watch a Video

This I Believe

Author: Dan Gediman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118481992
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"In this book, you'll find ponderings on life?s big questions, like "Why am I here"? and "What is my place in the world"? There are beliefs in the importance of saying hello, saying thank you, and saying?I forgive you.? And there are revelations on the importance of listening to your inner voice and taking responsibility for one's actions"--

Ties That Bind

Author: Dave Isay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143125966
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The award-winning founder of StoryCorps analyzes the project's first decade to celebrate the power of the human bond as demonstrated by poignant examples, from two brothers who reconnect after parent rejection, to a gay woman who reveals to her granddaughter her youthful hopes of having a family, to a veteran who remembers his poignant relationship with two Iraqi children.

Mindscapes Critical Reading Skills And Strategies

Author: Christine E. Carter
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285630785
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Developed for students at the 10-12 reading level, MINDSCAPES: CRITICAL READING SKILLS AND STRATEGIES, 2E helps students become stronger readers based on how the brain best processes and learns information. Christine Evans Carter has developed a powerful approach to building reading skills that is based on the latest research in brain-based learning; when students recognize the structure and organization of information, they maximize their learning power. This focus on text structure provides a scaffold onto which developmental-level readers can apply new knowledge. Information is presented in a carefully crafted sequence that serves to build upon prior knowledge and expand understanding of skills and strategies in a recursive manner. In addition, each chapter includes study skills and discipline-specific vocabulary and reading strategies to help students succeed in all of their courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

All There Is

Author: Dave Isay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143123025
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The founder of StoryCorps, a national project that records, shares, and preserves the lives of Americans from all backgrounds, presents individuals' love stories from early dating to finding connections and lifelong commitment.

Callings

Author: Dave Isay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143110071
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Stories of passion, courage, and commitment, following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do, from StoryCorps founder Dave Isay In Callings, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love. Some found their paths at a very young age, others later in life; some overcame great odds or upturned their lives in order to pursue what matters to them. Many of their stories have never been broadcast or published by StoryCorps until now. We meet a man from the barrios of Texas whose harrowing experiences in a family of migrant farmers inspired him to become a public defender. We meet a longtime waitress who takes pride in making regulars and newcomers alike feel at home in her Nashville diner. We meet a young man on the South Side of Chicago who became a teacher in order to help at-risk teenagers like the ones who killed his father get on the right track. We meet a woman from Little Rock who helps former inmates gain the skills and confidence they need to rejoin the workforce. Together they demonstrate how work can be about much more than just making a living, that chasing dreams and finding inspiration in unexpected places can transform a vocation into a calling. Their shared sense of passion, honor, and commitment brings deeper meaning and satisfaction to every aspect of their lives. An essential contribution to the beloved StoryCorps collection, Callings is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness. From the Hardcover edition.

I Was And I Am Dust

Author: David M. Mellott
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814662250
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There are a variety of people, practices, and celebrations in the Catholic Church. At times some of these can be dismissed too easily as extreme, superstitious, or uninformed. Such is the case with the Penitentes of New Mexico. In I Was and I Am Dust, David M. Mellott shares his experiences of the Penitentes as an outsider. Through the voice of Larry Torres, one of the senior members of the Penitentes, Mellott poignantly provides readers with a more intimate picture of this community of practitioners. Readers may be surprised to discover a depth of meaning in these seemingly extreme Holy Week ritualsand to realize the beauty of being dust.

Handmaidens Of The Lord

Author: Elaine J. Lawless
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 1512803839
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Includes life histories of four women preachers, transcriptions of sermons, and analysis by Lawless of both life stories and sermons.

Righteous Content

Author: Daphne C. Wiggins
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814784690
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Enter most African American congregations and you are likely to see the century-old pattern of a predominantly female audience led by a male pastor. How do we explain the dedication of African American women to the church, particularly when the church's regard for women has been questioned? Following in the footsteps of Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham's pathbreaking work, Righteous Discontent, Daphne Wiggins takes a contemporary look at the religiosity of black women. Her ethnographic work explores what is behind black women's intense loyalty to the church, bringing to the fore the voices of the female membership of black churches as few have done. Wiggins illuminates the spiritual sustenance the church provides black women, uncovers their critical assessment of the church's ministry, and interprets the consequences of their limited collective activism. Wiggins paints a vivid portrait of what lived religion is like in black women's lives today.