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7 Women And The Secret Of Their Greatness - Graduate's Adition

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$16.99
A beautiful gift edition of this instant classic exclusively for graduates, with a special letter from Eric Metaxas to those entering the next phase of life s journey. What makes a great woman great? In Seven Women, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas provides an answer by telling the captivating stories of seven women who changed the course of history and impacted the world in astonishing ways. Teenaged Joan of Arc heard God s command and led the French army to a mighty victory over the British. Susanna Wesley, the mother of nineteen children, gave the world its most significant evangelist and its greatest hymn-writer, her sons John and Charles. Corrie ten Boom risked her life to hide Dutch Jews from the Nazis in World War II and somehow survived the horrors of a concentration camp, but her greatest feat was her forgiveness of her tormentors years later. And Rosa Parks s God-given sense of justice and unshakable dignity helped launch the twentieth century s greatest social movement. Seven Women reveals how the extraordinary women profiled here achieved their greatness, inspiring readers to lives propelled by a call beyond themselves."
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9780718087876
Publication Date: 
04/01/2016
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7 Men And The Secret Of Their Greatness - Graduate's Edition

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$16.99
A beautiful gift edition of this instant classic exclusively for graduates, with a special letter from Eric Metaxas to those entering the next phase of life s journey. What makes a great man great? In Seven Men, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas explores that most important of questions in through the captivating stories of some of the greatest men who have ever lived. How did George Washington resist the temptation to become the first king of America, and why did William Wilberforce give up the chance to be prime minister of England? What made Eric Liddell cast aside an almost certain Olympic gold medal? What enabled Jackie Robinson to surrender his right to fight back against racists, or Dietrich Bonhoeffer to jeopardize his freedom and safety to defy the Nazis? In this stirring and inspiring work, Eric Metaxas reclaims a long-lost sense of the heroic--the idea that certain lives are worthy of emulation. Get to know the seven men in this book, and your life will be immeasurably richer."
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9780718087784
Publication Date: 
04/01/2016
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Women In Black History: Stories of Courage, Faith and Resilience

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$14.99
Within the pages of American history are the stories of remarkable African American women who have defied the odds, taken a stand for justice, and made incredible strides despite opposition from the culture around them. Now young readers can discover their exciting true stories in this eye-opening collection. From well-known figures like Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks to women rarely found in any history book, "Women in Black History" explores the lives of writers, athletes, singers, activists, and educators who have made an indelible mark on our country and our culture. Perfect for kids, but also for adults who like to read about important figures and unsung heroes, this collection will delight, surprise, and challenge readers.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780800726522
Publication Date: 
01/01/2016

Delta Jewels

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$28.00
Inspired by memories of her beloved grandmother, photographer and author Alysia Burton Steele--picture editor on a Pulitzer Prize-winning team--combines heart-wrenching narrative with poignant photographs of more than 50 female church elders in the Mississippi Delta. These ordinary women lived extraordinary lives under the harshest conditions of the Jim Crow era and during the courageous changes of the Civil Rights Movement. With the help of local pastors, Steele recorded these living witnesses to history and folk ways, and shares the significance of being a Black woman--child, daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother in Mississippi--a Jewel of the Delta. From the stand Mrs. Tennie Self took for her marriage to be acknowledged in the phone book, to the life-threatening sacrifice required to vote for the first time, these 50 inspiring portraits are the faces of love and triumph that will teach readers faith and courage in difficult times.
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9781455562848
Publication Date: 
04/01/2015
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The Substance Of Things Hoped For, A Memoir of African American Faith

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$15.00
In this compelling memoir, Proctor chronicles his family's journey from his grandmother's slavery, through the monumental victories of the NAACP, to his own involvement in the King Oasis, and through subsequent presidential eras to show the common thread in the lives of millions of African Americans: pure, enduring faith.
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9780817013257
Publication Date: 
07/01/1999
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Street God

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$15.99
His street name was Daylight. But he was a nightmare. On the streets of New York, darkness and violence reigned. Dimas “Daylight” Salaberrios popped his first pill when he was eleven years old, and just days later, he was selling drugs to his schoolmates. By fifteen, he was facing time at the notorious Rikers Island Prison. It was never safe to turn your back, and Dimas saw only one chance to survive: to become a street god. He would be the richest, most powerful ruler in the hood . . . or die trying.But in one terrifying moment, with a gun pointed at his head, Dimas had to decide: How far would he go? Was he finished taking reckless chances to rule as a god of the streets? Would he dare to entrust his life to the real God―an even riskier path? Because that God would send Dimas back down the darkest streets he’d ever known on a rescue mission after those still in danger.Street God is the true story of one man’s against-all-odds journey from the streets to the altar and back again. A modern-day The Cross and the Switchblade for a new generation, it reveals that we’re never too far gone for God to change us―and shows how a single spark can illuminate even the darkest existence.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781496402783
Publication Date: 
08/20/2015

Invisible Warrior

$24.95

Book Description

Invisible Warrior is a memoir, a valuable historical account of my growing up in New York, an insider’s look into a housing project experiment, which yielded mostly failure. It is also an inspiring narrative that demonstrates success is possible even under harsh conditions. Escaping with two small children, an early pregnancy and thirty-five cents - we proved life’s possibilities and its glimmer of an indistinguishable light at the end of a dark tunnel.

 

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Michele J. Rolle is a Mammography healthcare specialist in Richmond, Virginia, and has been compassionately committed for more than 25 years to educating and mentoring women in the value of breast health. Michele works for a prominent Obstetrics and Gynecology practice and has represented them as a Chief Mammography Technologist in her appearances on television, radio, and newspaper, and has been quoted in many publications. Her article “The Power of Caring for others” on domestic violence was recently published in the Richmond Times Dispatch weekly feature “In her Shoes”. Michele is a member of The James River Writers who selected her work to be read at several recent conferences. Michele has infused this same enthusiasm and expertise into her debut memoir, Invisible Warrior, an inspiring narrative that lays bare the struggles of her youth, and invites us to join in her triumphs despite discouraging statistical odds. Michele J. Rolle is a wife to Howard, a mother to four grown daughters and a Nana to four grandchildren. Michele and Howard make their home in Richmond, Virginia.

Invisible Warrior is a memoir of my account of growing up in the experimental Bronx River Housing Project in New York in the 1960's where expectations for success never rose up to the ideals created by project urbanist Charles Abrams. Built in 1951, the Bronx River Housing Project is located on nearly fourteen acres consisting of nine fourteen-story buildings. Intended as a place to raise a family, The Projects instead became a place of hopelessness, drug addiction, poverty, and other social ills. I was one of the fortunate ones. Much like Sonia Sotomayor also raised in The Projects, I overcame numerous challenges and carved a successful life for myself. My book is a valuable historical account of growing up as an African American in New York, an insider's look into a housing experiment, which yielded mostly failure. It is also an inspiring narrative that demonstrates that success is possible even under harsh conditions. Each chapter in Invisible Warrior looks at trials from my youth, overcoming domestic violence, childhood bullies, and sudden deaths as well as similar hardships endured by my neighbors. For instance, "The Bronx River Project" bares the cold reality of a mother discovering that her preteen daughter is pregnant. "Blood on the Walls" captures the reality of my stolen childhood innocence after witnessing my neighbor's domestic violence. "Mule" decries the devastation of my housing project through drug addiction and the consequence of the Vietnam era. I witnessed the lifeless bodies of heroin addicts frantically being coaxed back to life, and the mangled limbs of the young men who returned from the war. "Out of the Barrel" maps our escape from the bindings of poverty. Escaping with two small children, an early pregnancy and thirty-five cents. We proved life's possibilities and its glimmer of an indistinguishable light at the end of a dark tunnel. About the author: Michele J. Rolle is a Mammography healthcare specialist in Richmond, Virginia, and has been compassionately committed for more than 25 years to educating and mentoring women in the value of breast health. Michele works for a prominent Obstetrics and Gynecology practice and has represented them as a Chief Mammography Technologist in her appearances on television, radio, and newspaper, and has been quoted in many publications. Her article The Power of Caring for others on domestic violence was recently published in the Richmond Times Dispatch weekly feature In her Shoes . Michele is a member of The James River Writers who selected her work to be read at several recent conferences.
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9781604145908
Publication Date: 
08/01/2012
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A Pearl Of Great Price

$9.99

Many people are raised to believe that what they need to live an enjoyable and productive life is to get a good education, or a good job, which would eventually lead to financial security. The problem comes when they run into so many serious life issues for which they have no answer. It doesn't take long for them to realize that money can buy a house, not a home. It can buy things, not happiness, and it can buy entertainment, not peace. Before long, they are struggling with emotions that are hard to control. I understand that very well because I was one of those people. If that's where you are today, this book is written for you.

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9780981522821

The Emancipation of Robert Sadler: The Powerful True Story Of A Twentieth-Century Plantation Slave

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$12.99
At age 5, Robert Sadler was sold into slavery. This is his story of his quest for freedom and his determination to serve others.
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9780764209406
Publication Date: 
01/01/2012
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Jesus, Bucky and Me

$19.99
Author Brenda Etheridge shares her family's personal story of sin and the consequences that follow, taking the reader through the depths of her depression and despair and into the joy of discovering God's heart. From the death of her son to substance abuse and infidelity, Etheridge describes the impact these situations and choices can have on the lives of others around you. Through her testimony, readers will see the hand of God move through the church and community as He unveils His ultimate purpose in one family's life.
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9781599792521
Publication Date: 
12/01/2007
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Strength Of This Woman: A Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor

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When we re afraid, that fear robs us of being content. Fear robs us from living a comfortable life; that fear also robs & rules a lot of people that feel stuck due to their fear. We will never be free from fear until we stop making excuses about situations in our lives. We can t punish ourselves & everyone else for what one person or others did & have done to cause the situation or for what has happened in our lives. We need to change the way we think & live in the now present tense. Let the past be the past & let it stay in past tense. A person can t change what has happened, but can look forward to the future. Looking forward can reveal the possibilities that lie ahead and lead to change. As women & men, we need to find ways to stand up for ourselves & break free from our silence to get rid of fear & shame .We need to take steps to help ourselves become stronger & smarter. Honoring the process with patience, I m taking the time to notice what I have rather than what I don t. I also continually practice shifting my focus to what s positive; that focus keeps me going along with me not giving up on myself even when at times I do feel and have been discouraged. It s hard but there s always hope! Despite my setbacks, pain, loss, hurt and struggles, I m still making the best of a bad situation. Also I hope that even one person, and hopefully many more, can gain strength from my story.
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9781467060288
Publication Date: 
11/01/2011
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In The Morning When I Rise

$13.95
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (this present life) are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and for us and conferred on us! Romans 8:18 The impact of Jesus resurrection on the first day of the week was revealed most overpoweringly by the resurrection that took place and was witnessed by others in his disciples. R. G. Shelton shares, through scripture and testimony, her experience of hope, loss of a child, darkness, being drained and emotionally buried under and the resulting impact of Resurrection in A MUST READ book In the Morning When I Rise. Rev. Rayford J. Grady, MD Pastor of Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit If you've always wondered why you never seemed to fit in; if you wondered why your life was so very different from everybody else's; if you've always wondered why it seemed God was always on your mind, even when you didn't want Him to be; if you've always wondered why it felt you were on a path, traveling a road from which there appeared to be no permanent detours, read In the Morning When I Rise and discover why. Travel with the author as she journals her way from loss to anointing - from counting the cost to counting all things as loss for the excellency of Jesus Christ. CM Taylor - Publisher, TIMothy Magazine I strongly support this sincere, heartfelt, spirited directed work of Christ. It is a must read for every Christian who is serious about walking with the Lord through the valley and beside the still waters. It is a must read. Faye W. Brown - Missionary, Public Speaker and Educator of CPS"
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9781449700782
Publication Date: 
04/01/2010
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The Forbidden Schoolhouse

$19.00
They threw rocks and rotten eggs at the school windows. Villagers refused to sell Miss Crandall groceries or let her students attend the town church. Mysteriously, her schoolhouse was set on fire by whom and how remains a mystery. The town authorities dragged her to jail and put her on trial for breaking the law. Her crime? Trying to teach African American girls geography, history, reading, philosophy, and chemistry. Trying to open and maintain one of the first African American schools in America. Exciting and eye-opening, this account of the heroine of Canterbury, Connecticut, and her elegant white schoolhouse at the center of town will give readers a glimpse of what it is like to try to change the world when few agree with you. "
ISBN/SKU: 
9780618473021
Publication Date: 
09/01/2005
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Same Kind of Different As Me

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$14.99
A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up pickingcotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. A story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it. It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana. . . and an East Texashonky-tonk . . .and, without a doubt, in the heart of God. It unfolds in aHollywood hacienda . . . an upscale New York gallery . . . a downtown dumpster. . . a Texas ranch. Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, it also shines with anunexpected, life-changing love. This incredible retelling now includes an interview with the authors anda reader s guide that is perfect for individual or group study. The most inspirational and emotionally gripping story of faith, fortitude, and friendshipI have ever read. A powerful example of the healing, restorative power of forgiveness andthe transformational, life changing power of unconditional love. Mark Clayman, Executive Producer for the Academy Award nominated The Pursuit of Happyness Denver Moore and Ron Hall s story is one that moved me to tears. The friendship that forms between these two men at a time when both were in great need is an inspiration to all of us to be more compassionate to everyone we come in contact with.This is truly a wonderful book! Mrs. Barbara Bush "
ISBN/SKU: 
9780849919107
Publication Date: 
03/01/2008
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