The Gift of Rest
Now in paperback, Senator Joe Lieberman shows how ceasing all activity for a weekly Sabbath observance has profound benefit—including health, relationships, and even career advancement—for people of all religions.Rediscovering the Beauty of Sabbath Rest Our bodies and souls were created to rest—regularly—and when they do, we experience heightened productivity, improved health, and more meaningful relationships. In these pages you’ll find wonderful stories of the senator’s spiritual journey, as well as special Sabbath experiences with political colleagues such as Bill Clinton, Al and Tipper Gore, John McCain, Colin Powell, George W. Bush, Bob Dole, and others. Senator Joe Lieberman shows how his observance of the Sabbath has not only enriched his personal and spiritual life but enhanced his career and enabled him to serve his country to his greatest capacity.
Badge of the Assassin
A blood-chilling true-crime account from former district attorney and New York Times bestselling author Robert K. TanenbaumBADGE OF THE ASSASSINThey were just doing their jobs -- serving and protecting -- when the unimaginable happened: Officers Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini became moving targets, ambushed from behind at a Manhattan housing project. Jones lay dead in a pool of his own blood, and Piagentini lived long enough to beg for his life -- before he was riddled with twenty-two bullet holes by members of a deadly hit squad hell-bent on taking out the men and women of law enforcement.Masterfully building suspense on every page, Robert K. Tanenbaum reconstructs the vicious murders of Jones and Piagentini and the manhunt for the suspects, and brings to life his courtroom prosecution of the killers -- revealing the triumphs and failures of America's legal system.
Songs Of The Arcturians
In 1987, medical transcriptionist Patricia Pereira suddenly started receiving telepathic communications from the star Arcturus and was requested to begin a series of galactically inspired manuscripts. The mission of this series of books is to awaken us to our individual and collective spiritual obligation for the health and well-being of our planet and all creatures who live upon her. Philosophical in cope, the essays in these books provide pragmatic, practical suggestions for emotional, mental physical, and spiritual transformation. They remind us of our familial relationships to beings of light who inhabit the great star nations. This book, the first in a series of four, provides practical suggestion to help us shift our emotional, physical, and spiritual states so that we can prepare to take our future place in the Universal Community.
The Center Holds
The Center Holds provides an intimate look at who the Supreme Court justices are, how they have made critical decisions, and why, ultimately, the Rehnquist Revolution failed.Focusing on four key areas of civil rights and liberties—racial discrimination, abortion, criminal law, and First Amendment freedoms—TheCenter Holds provides an in-depth look at the Supreme Court documents that illustrate the battle between the old liberal order and emerging conservative majority, beginning in the early 1980s. James F. Simon, a former Time correspondent and contributing editor, ex-dean of New York Law School, and nationally recognized scholar of constitutional law, examines key decisions on civil rights and civil liberties in a readable, intimate look at some key Supreme Court Cases and includes absorbing descriptions of confidential memos and drafts gleaned from sources from within the court.
The Sins of Brother Curtis
This brilliantly reported, unforgettable true story reveals how one of the most monstrous sexual criminals in the history of the Mormon church preyed on his victims even as he was protected by the church elders who knew of his behavior.When Seattle attorney Tim Kosnoff agreed to listen to an eighteen-year-old man who claimed to have been molested by his Mormon Sunday school teacher, he had no idea he was embarking on a quest for justice on behalf of multiple victims or that the battle would consume years of his life and pit him against the vast, powerful, and unrepentant Mormon church itself. As Kosnoff began to investigate the case, he discovered that the Sunday school teacher, a mysterious figure named Frank Curtis, possessed a long and violent prison record before he was welcomed into the church, where he became a respected elder entrusted with the care of prepubescent Mormon boys. Through Lisa Davis’s deft storytelling, two astonishing narratives unfold. The first shows how Brother Curtis ingratiated himself into the lives of young boys from working-class Mormon families where money was tight, and was accepted by mothers and fathers who saw in him a kindly uncle or grandfather figure who enjoyed the blessing of the church. Having gained the families’ trust, Curtis became fiendishly helpful, offering to supervise trips or overnights out of the sight of parents, when he could manipulate his victims or ply them with alcohol. The other narrative is a real-life legal thriller. As Davis shows, Kosnoff and his partners tirelessly assembled the case against the church, sifting through records, tracking down victims, and convincing them to testify about Brother Curtis’s acts. What began as a case of one plaintiff turned into a complex web stretching across multiple states. Joined by what would become a team of attorneys and investigators, Kosnoff found himself up against one of the most insular institutions in the United States: the secretive and powerful Mormon church. The amazing legal case at the heart of The Sins of Brother Curtis shows how the church’s elite, well-funded team of attorneys claimed the church was protected under the Constitution from revealing that Curtis had molested a number of Mormon boys. Yet Kosnoff and his devoted legal team (which included a female investigator adept at getting parents of victims to talk to her) succeeded in forcing the church to reveal that it knew about Curtis and ultimately achieved a successful settlement. Emotionally powerful page by page, The Sins of Brother Curtis delivers a redemptive reading experience in which the truth, no matter how painful and hidden, is told at last and justice is hard won. This is a remarkable story, all true.
Law in the Health and Human Services
Professor Dickson provides students with examples of a legal way of thinking about significant issues in social policy. This book can be used in policy and practice courses in the fields of mental health, child welfare, the family, developmental and physical disabilities, and professional ethics. Provides excellent selection of relevant court decisions along with clearly articulated questions and issues for discussion.
23 Days of Terror
In October 2002, a nation still recovering from the 9/11 attacks found itself under siege once more -- by an unseen, unknown, and seemingly unstoppable enemy. For 23 days, the area around Washington, D.C., was the hunting ground for a pair of serial snipers who struck at random, killing from afar, only to vanish time and time again. With each attack, they raised the stakes, taunting the authorities to try to stop them -- until their luck ran out.Here, from veteran reporter Angie Cannon and the staff of U.S. News & World Report, comes the complete story of one of the most heinous crimes in American history -- a chronicle of the harrowing days in October that took ten innocent lives and wounded three others; the means and methods used by law enforcement -- and their mistakes; the suspects' backgrounds and possible motives; and the fear that gripped a region of five million people and the effect these shocking acts of terror continue to have on American society.
Once Upon a Tree
If you think you have already seen the cross, heard its story, and know its meaning, this book will change your mind. It will do more than that; it will transform your life.Once upon a tree...there was a Savior. Have you seen the Cross?...Have you felt its splintered beams? Have you heard its call? Have you grasped its peculiar teachings of death and life and love and hope? Have you heard the man nailed against its rough grain call your name? Once in a great while, a writer paints a picture with words that leave you breathless. On rare occasions, an author captures the sights, the sounds, and the scandal of a premier historical event and impresses them upon your heart. Master teacher Calvin Miller has done all this and more in this signature book on the mysteries and meanings of the Cross of Christ.
In Three Gospels, the esteemed novelist, dramatist, scholar, essayist, and poet, Reynolds Price turned his attention back to a literary love he had discovered earlier in his career: translation. But for Reynolds that didn’t mean abandoning his passion for writing original work; powerful and imaginative, Three Gospels offers eloquent translations of the Gospels of Mark and John as well as a gospel never before seen—an original one written by Price himself. These stunning triumphs of imagination tell and retell some of the most iconic ancient stories in Price’s unparalleled literary voice.
The Piano Teacher
Everybody has a dream. For aspiring actress Suzanne Reynolds, her dream ended in a gruesome encounter with eccentric New York artist Charles Yukl. Fooled by his choirboy looks, Reynolds had no idea the man who taught her the piano was a woman-hating recluse who spent his days lost in fantasies of perversion. As a result of the plea bargain for Suzanne?s brutal murder, Yukl soon gained his freedom due to a shocking series of legal errors -- and killed again.A riveting dramatization of two horrific crimes and their aftermath, The Piano Teacher brilliantly portrays a madman set on fulfilling his own sadistic and homicidal dreams...and the flawed justice system that gave him the opportunities to do so.
Special “pearls” to wear on a day-to-day basis.A collection of inspirations and wisdom from Ruth Vaughn with quotes from Proverbs and various inspirational thoughts.
Child Mental and the Law
The legal aspects of child mental health have changed in recent years, yet many who deal professionally with disturbed children are ill informed about the rights and responsibilities of minors. Child Mental Health and the Law addresses the need for a comprehensive, up-to-date text that describes the evolution of child mental health law and the relevance of the law to the child mental health clinician.
Para los cuarenta y seis ocupantes del avión Fokker 50 de Avianca, que volaba de Bucaramanga a Bogotá, el 12 de abril de 1999 se convirtió en una pesadilla. Guerrilleros encapuchados secuestraron el avión y lo hicieron aterrizar en una pista abandonada. Entre los pasajeros viajaba Leszli Kálli, una joven de dieciocho años que soñaba vivir una experiencia facinante en un kibutz en Israel. En los campamentos de la guerrilla, Leszli escribió este diario en el que detalla el drama de estar privada de su libertad, las jornadas a pie por senderos sembrados de trampas y minas quiebrapatas, la solidaridad y los conflictos entre los secuestrados, las relaciones con los guerrilleros, a veces afectadas por discusiones, a veces por atracciones y afectos. La especial sensibilidad y el carácter recio de Leszli quedaron consignados en sus cuadernos, en los dibujos y juegos que se intercalan en sus páginas, en las cartas que escribió a Dios, a sus padres y a sus hermanos. Su amor por los animales la enfrentó a guerrilleros y amigos, y hasta a su padre, quien se horrorizó cuando ella le confesó que tenÍa de mascotas, bajo su camastro, a una serpiente y una tarántula. Este diario tambiên contiene la conmovedora defensa de la libertad que hace Leszli, su reclamo por un paÍs justo y sus alegatos contra procedimientos inhumanos de la guerrilla como el secuestro. Son centenares de páginas escritas con rabia, con lágrimas, con ternura, con la impotencia que siente al estar secuestrada.
The Roberts Court
The Roberts Court, seven years old, sits at the center of a constitutional maelstrom. Through four landmark decisions, Marcia Coyle, one of the most prestigious experts on the Supreme Court, reveals the fault lines in the conservative-dominated Court led by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.Seven minutes after President Obama put his signature to a landmark national health care insurance program, a lawyer in the office of Florida GOP attorney general Bill McCollum hit a computer key, sparking a legal challenge to the new law that would eventually reach the nation’s highest court. Health care is only the most visible and recent front in a battle over the meaning and scope of the U.S. Constitution. The battleground is the United States Supreme Court, and one of the most skilled, insightful, and trenchant of its observers takes us close up to watch it in action. Marcia Coyle’s brilliant inside account of the High Court captures four landmark decisions—concerning health care, money in elections, guns at home, and race in schools. Coyle examines how those cases began—the personalities and conflicts that catapulted them onto the national scene—and how they ultimately exposed the great divides among the justices, such as the originalists versus the pragmatists on guns and the Second Amendment, and corporate speech versus human speech in the controversial Citizens United campaign case. Most dramatically, her analysis shows how dedicated conservative lawyers and groups are strategizing to find cases and crafting them to bring up the judicial road to the Supreme Court with an eye on a receptive conservative majority. The Roberts Court offers a ringside seat at the struggle to lay down the law of the land.
So, You Want to Be a Comic Book Artist?：The Ultimate Guide on How to Break Into
Expert advice for the perfect wedding day!She's met "the one" and set the date--now she needs your help to plan the wedding of her dreams! The Everything Mother of the Bride Book, 3rd Edition is completely updated and revised with the latest information you need to get your baby down the aisle in style. Professional wedding coordinator Katie Martin is your guide every step of the way, with all you need to know about:Planning showers and engagement partiesMeeting the future in-lawsNavigating sticky situations like ex-spouses and former family membersPicking out the perfect dressKnowing when to speak up＆#8212;and when to keep quiet! Complete with new sections on using social media to communicate and plan, this practical guide covers everything you need to make sure your daughter has the perfect--and stress-free--day of her dreams.
Nutrition for Achievement in Sports and Academics
In this follow-up to the Edgar-nominated Spy School, top-secret training continues into summer for aspiring spy Ben Ripley＆#8212;and so does the danger.Ben Ripley is a middle-schooler whose school is not exactly average＆#8212;he＆#8217;s spent the last year training to be a top-level spy and dodging all sorts of associated danger. So now that summer＆#8217;s finally here, Ben would like to have some fun and relax. But that＆#8217;s not going to happen during required spy survival training at a rustic wilderness camp, where SPYDER, an enemy spy organization, has infiltrated the spies＆#8217; ranks. Can Ben root out the enemy before it takes him out＆#8212;for good?
64 Lessons for a Life Without Limits
Vividly reminiscent of the goings-on at Sterling Cooper＆#8212;the late nights, the three-martini lunches, the sex on couches, and, of course, the actual work of plugging products＆#8212;this is the story of what Madison Avenue was really like in the ＆#8217;60s. A worldwide bestseller when first published in 1970, this frank, irreverent, and hilarious memoir is a one-of-a-kind cult classic.
1 concert. 2,000 miles. 3 ex-best friends. Can a road trip restore harmony?Alice, Summer, and Tiernan used to be best friends＆#8212;as well as the self-proclaimed biggest fans of the band Level3. But when the band broke up, so did their friendship. Now, four years later, they＆#8217;ve just graduated from high school. When Level3 announces a one-time reunion show in Texas, Alice impulsively buys tickets and invites her two former friends along for the trip. Reluctant at first, both girls agree to go, each with her own ulterior motive. But old resentments and other roadblocks＆#8212;from unintended detours to lost concert tickets＆#8212;keep getting in the girls＆#8217; way. Will their friendship get an encore, or is the show really over?
Angel in the Whirlwind
Zack learns that appearances aren＆#8217;t everything when he has an up-close-and-personal monster encounter in this chapter book adventure.Zack is shocked when he goes to school one day and finds a monster in his seat! Who/what is this creature? At first Zack is scared, but he soon finds that this monster, Al, is kind and friendly. Zack and Al become fast friends, and Zack goes to Al＆#8217;s planet and meets all kinds of other monsters. Zack realizes that just because Al looks different, it doesn＆#8217;t mean that he＆#8217;s weird or strange. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Galaxy Zack chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.
Control Your Depression, Rev'd Ed
Rachel can't imagine why Bucky Greene, a scientist friend of her father's who's developing genetically engineered bananas, would show up at their New York City apartment in the middle of the night to leave a baby chimpanzee with them for a week -- or why they absolutely, positively can't tell anyone about it. What could possibly be "top secret" about an adorable chimp like Friday? Rachel hasn't a clue, but when Friday turns out to be really, inexplicably intelligent (Rubik's Cube's a snap) -- and Bucky Greene turns up really, inexplicably dead (he slipped on his own banana peel) -- she suspects serious monkey business afoot. And when chimp-nappers step into the picture, getting to the bottom of Friday's "top secret" before it's too late becomes a delightfully madcap mystery -- with Rachel in a riotous, nonstop race for survival of the fittest. Written by four-time Emmy-nominated writer and acclaimed humorist Hester Mundis, who raised a chimp of her own in her Manhattan apartment, this is a wonderfully funny -- and heartfelt -- novel about endangered species, corporate espionage, and going bananas in more ways than one.
Special Education Teacher
#1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey delivers the ＆#8220;potent, sexy chemistry＆#8221; (Booklist) and witty repartee for which she is adored in this dazzling regency romance about a desperate debutante whose family hires an innovative matchmaker to ensure her marriage.London society has its very own Cupid. Renowned horse breeder and occasional matchmaker Devin Baldwin pairs eligible young ladies with suitable gentlemen based on his theory of animal magnetism. Unafraid of ruffling feathers, this darkly handsome Cupid doles out tips for bettering one＆#8217;s chances of meeting a mate that are as pointed as the love legend＆#8217;s sharpest arrows! Lovely Amanda Locke, the daughter of a duke, is everything a nobleman could desire, yet she enters her third Season still searching for a match. Gossipmongers＆#8217; tongues are wagging, and her mystified family is considering drastic measures to find her a husband. But the insufferable advice of this Cupid fellow is the last thing Amanda wants. When an earl passionate about horses becomes the target of her husband hunt, Amanda knows it＆#8217;s time to overcome her fear of riding. With her sister-in-law Ophelia hastening the romance along by arranging riding lessons, Amanda is soon taking instruction from infuriating Devin Baldwin. Astonishingly, in her daily encounters with Devin＆#8212;who treats her as an ordinary young woman, not a prize to be won at the marriage mart＆#8212;Amanda experiences passion for the first time. Now, her search for a match takes her in an unexpected direction as she finds herself falling in love with Cupid himself.