Leonardo The Lion

Author: Jessica Sinatra
ISBN: 9781733568104
Size: 10,87 MB
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A Leap Of Faith

Author: Anna Jane
Editor: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452501734
Size: 15,16 MB
Format: PDF
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For the first time in human history, cases of mental disease have surpassed those of physical disease. This can be attributed to any number of causes, but chief among them are increasing loss of balance in our lives, increasing self-degradation, and growing reliance on material wealth to convince ourselves we are happy. In the darkest moment does shine the greatest light--we are not lost, and we are not alone. In A Leap of Faith, wellness specialist, writer, and former model Anna Jane Wilson shares with us her journey through darkness--loss, heartbreak, disease, depression, fear--and into the maturity of her heart and soul, into the glory of discovering true love for herself and for the world. Anna Jane's tale, told through both prose and poetry, hides nothing and is one to which all can relate, especially young people and those searching for answers in this time of Earth's ascension. Her travels from childhood through the struggles of a divided family, debilitating disease, failed relationships, and finding a home are traced to the present, in which, by choice, focus, and faith, she is constantly learning and sharing the delights of life and living. Her lessons are ours as well--from the moment we decide to stop and look inward--to question what our life is really about--we begin the journey out of fear, hate and sorrow and towards the full expression of love and compassion, the full expression of our hearts and souls.

A Leap Of Faith

Author: Ellen G. Horovitz
Editor: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398083444
Size: 17,20 MB
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In this new book A Leap of Faith: The Call to Art, Horovitz examines the diverse and convergent roles of the therapist as artist, writer, mother, teacher, and clinician. This new book questions what is essential in art therapy and engages authentic positioning in and out of the therapeutic office. This return to art, or the "call to art," changed the author’s identity and efficacy as a therapist. Artwork, fiction, and clinical work transform as insight occurs. The casework throughout the book provides models for integrating the assessment and intuitive features of art therapy educator and clinician. Horovitz' own work and that of her clients is shared without guile. In this book, the myth of clinician neutrality is broken and instead the author's focus is on bringing one's conscious self to work in order to become more authentic with oneself and one’s clients. This state of "elemental play" perpetuates that connection with the patient as another human being on the trajectory towards wellness. The fundamental process of art making that guides personal and professional life is described as "elemental play." Play is seen as the intrinsic element of the art making process that offers directions for resolution of conflicts, the evolution of personal growth, and ultimately 'soulution.' This concept of an artistic "soulution" offers the necessary elements of healing and transformation. For any reader, whether trained in art therapy or not, A Leap of Faith: The Call to Art validates the transcendent aspects of art creativity, and play.

A Leap Of Faith

Author: Jenny La Sala
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490792236
Size: 10,64 MB
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A Leap of Faith is a collection of brotherhood and sisterhood of military veterans post 9/11, each with their own story to share and suffering from PTSD to IED injuries. Each Soldier faced varying hurdles on their journey leading up to the military and transitioning back to civilian life. ?The women Veterans revealed a special vulnerability undergoing the drastic change? and uncomfortable truths about double standards regarding gender in the military.? It is our desire that these stories will deepen the understanding of how poorly the military prepares its Soldiers for the high-stakes shift from deployment back to civilian life.? As I interviewed the men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, they all came back with the same message. And that was after America was attacked on 9/11, they wanted to do something to help and enlisted in the military. It was in that moment that I realized they each took a leap of faith, not knowing what was ahead of them. But they knew what they were leaving behind and were intent on protecting it; hence, the book title emerged as A Leap of Faith: The Men and Women Who Served Post 9/11. Their faith also emerged as strength and resonates through their incredible stories. Each veteran story is preceded by their favorite Psalm.

A Leap Of Faith

Author: Alcyon Ruth Fleck
Editor: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
ISBN: 9780828017572
Size: 15,26 MB
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As a girl, she would rush home from school to read the latest newspaper comics episode of Little Annie Rooney, an orphan who suffered under the iron fist of Miss Meaney, the director. Back then, Alcyon dreamed of someday founding an orphanage where children were loved and happy. Suddenly she was living her dream. Life was dangerous, scary. The rebels were watching, but the children were blooming. When I see the color creeping into their cheeks and the light dawning in their eyes, she said, I can't think of any place else I would rather be! This is the story of International Children's Care, an organization totally dependent upon prayer and private donations. From its humble origins in Guatemala during the brutal civil war, God worked one miracle after another to protect the Flecks as they brought hope to a generation of orphans. Meet a severely brain-damaged infant who grows up to be the smartest person in her class. And discover the sequel to Child of the Crossfire, as Salvador, the hero, falls in love, becomes a minister, and is reunited with his mother, who sings once again the songs she sang to him as a child. And to think it all began with a voice--a message from God that nerved her for a life of daring service: Why are you so afraid? Don't you know you have a Father who loves you?

A Leap Of Faith

Author: Lenora Worth
Editor: Steeple Hill
ISBN: 9781459201293
Size: 12,44 MB
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When her father suffered a heart attack, urban sophisticate Autumn Clancy decided to come home. As she tried to take the reins of her family's firm, she discovered that dear old Dad had hired someone else to handle business¿sweet-talking Campbell Dupree¿who brought out the worst in Autumn...and made her wonder if true love really did exist. He'd never met a woman more headstrong than Autumn, or more likely to get under his skin. While Campbell tried to charm her, he knew deep down that this was one special lady who deserved the best. Would the good Lord deem him worthy enough to win her heart?

Law As A Leap Of Faith

Author: John Gardner
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191642274
Size: 12,37 MB
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How do laws resemble rules of games, moral rules, personal rules, rules found in religious teachings, school rules, and so on? Are laws rules at all? Are they all made by human beings? And if so how should we go about interpreting them? How are they organized into systems, and what does it mean for these systems to have 'constitutions'? Should everyone want to live under a system of law? Is there a special kind of 'legal justice'? Does it consist simply in applying the law of the system? And how does it relate to the ideal of 'the rule of law'? These and other classic questions in the philosophy of law form the subject-matter of Law as a Leap of Faith. In this book John Gardner collects, revisits, and supplements fifteen years of celebrated writings on general questions about law and legal systems - writings in which he attempts, without loss of philosophical finesse or insight, to cut through some of the technicalities with which the subject has become encrusted in the late twentieth century. Taking his agenda broadly from H.L.A. Hart's The Concept of Law (1961), Gardner shows how the key ideas in that work live on, and how they have been and can still be improved in modest ways to meet important criticisms - in some cases by concession, in some cases by circumvention, and in some cases by restatement. In the process Gardner engages with key ideas of other modern giants of the subject including Kelsen, Holmes, Raz, and Dworkin. Most importantly he presents the main elements of his own unique and refreshingly direct way of thinking about law, brought together in one place for the first time.

A Leap Of Faith

Author: Christie Thomas
Editor: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1525515608
Size: 16,86 MB
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In A Leap of Faith: A Mother’s Journey, Christie Thomas takes readers on the roller coaster ride of mental and physical illness, abuse, loss, and grief, interspersing the ups and downs, curves and bends, with moments of exhilaration. The mother of four children, Christie honestly and transparently tells the story of her family’s journey through childhood cancer, teenage suicide, and the death of two children. She recounts the day that she reconnected with her two boys, her father, and her mother, who are safe, happy, and waiting for her on the other side of the veil separating life and “death.” As she awakened to the spiritual world, and her unique place in it, she discovered new purpose and joy in the adventure of life. This is a story of suffering and loss, but also of love, hope, resilience, support, and the search for meaning.

The Leap Of Faith

Author: Sven H. Steinmo
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192516914
Size: 16,17 MB
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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.

A Leap Of Faith

Author: J. C. Lafler
ISBN: 9781683146612
Size: 11,63 MB
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After the horror of seeing her mother and stepfather swept away by a hurricane, sixteen-year-old Courtney finds herself alone in the floodwaters. Discovering a small boat, she escapes the treacherous currents but is drawn to another object floating in the debris: an infant seat. And within it, a baby girl, miraculously alive. After taking temporary refuge in the upper floor of a church, Courtney's faith is reignited by Bible verses painted on the walls and food, diapers, and formula found in the nursery. At last, she and the baby are found by a rescue crew, but Courtney's story of survival has just begun. Her stepfather, a frightening man with a dangerous past, has survived the storm. Desperate to find a safe harbor for herself and the baby, Courtney moves from shelter to shelter, finally finding a home with the wealthy grandparents of another young hurricane survivor. Even there, however, safety is an illusion. Courtney's stepfather will stop at nothing to find her and ensure his secrets remain hidden. As danger looms, Courtney's faith grows and God provides the courage she needs to face her fears--and her stepfather. But bravery does not always translate into survival . . . and following God's plan may require Courtney to take a giant leap of faith.