My Father S Eyes

Author: Mary Bonina
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Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Set mid-to-late 20th century (with the heart of the book set in the 1950s and '60s), MY FATHER'S EYES is a loving daughter's memoir of a family coming to terms with a legacy of blindness, and a father's heroic efforts to secure independence and dignity. "Not many pages into this gloriously moving book, a feeling begins to grow that it would have been a humbling yet exquisite experience to have sat and talked with Biagio John Bonina. What his daughter Mary Bonina has given us is a solid and lasting portrait of a man who was simple and complicated. (That is not a contradiction once you come to know him.)... America is a country of grand men and women who live on a modest scale, and no one fits that category more than he does. Once his eyes began to fail him, he lived even more for his family and its welfare and his efforts and work make him in my mind, the kind of real hero we fail to glorify anymore. So enter this book and come to know her father and his dedicated overwhelmingly loyal daughter, as well as a large stage of family members and friends who are unforgettable and insanely knowable and human."—Edward P. Jones "Mary Bonina casts her considerable spell with exquisite sentences and unerring evocative details. She is a writer of inordinate compassion, formidable intelligence, and unflinching honesty. MY FATHER'S EYES documents a family's coming to grips with the legacy of blindness, a daughter's unflagging allegiance to her father, and one man's heroic determination to live a life of independence and quiet dignity despite obstacles that would crush the strongest of us. The book is an inspiration. When I finished reading it, I walked around for days seeing the world through its lens. Yes, it's that good. It's that important."—John Dufresne "Packard. Record player. Telephone party line. Fallout shelter. Holy Ghost. These and other blasts from the past make up the world of this beautiful, clear-eyed memoir that reads like a novel. It's partly the story of a girl who loved words on her way to becoming a writer. Of all the words in her universe, the most important were eyes and seeing, for this was a girl growing up with a beloved father going blind. Becoming his guide and his eyes, she becomes herself. And what a character he is! We come to know him as if we're all his children, one minute consumed with terror at the dangers he faces, and the next minute awed by his courage, and the next exasperated by his human flaws. And ultimately, we see and feel for ourselves what his daughter means when she says, 'I know about love from being my father's eyes.'"—Ellen Cooney

My Father S Eyes

Author: Michael Osborne
Editor: Atmosphere Press
ISBN: 9781647647308
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In a time far removed from our memories... ...there was a great flood that wiped out all life on this planet except for the inhabitants of a solitary ark, the first destruction of Earth. Could there have been other survivors? Today half of the world's population vanished in a split second, plunging humanity into cataclysmic chaos. This activated seven years of the greatest suffering and loss experienced in human history, terminating in annihilation of the entire planet, a time known as The Great Tribulation. During this time an ordinary man and his son are commissioned by God to save willing believers on the earth before time runs out, and fight the final battle of the second and final war in Heaven. Who will be saved?

Visions Through My Father S Eyes

Author: Gladys Franks Bell
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ISBN: 9781641335300
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If you want to know how my Father was involved in the 1920 Ocoee, FL Massacre, read this book. His whole life, he held no hatred in his heart and taught us to do the same.

Through My Father S Eyes

Author: Franklin Graham
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718015185
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Many have written about Billy Graham, the evangelist. This is the first book about Billy Graham, the father, written from the perspective of a son who knew him best. As a beloved evangelist and a respected man of God, Billy Graham’s stated purpose in life never wavered: to help people find a personal relationship with God through a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. This was a calling that only increased over time, and Billy embraced it fully throughout his active ministry and beyond. Yet Billy pursued his life’s work, as many men do, amid a similarly significant calling to be a loving husband and father. While most people knew Billy Graham as America’s pastor, Franklin Graham knew him in a different way, as a dad. And while present and future generations will come to their own conclusions about Billy Graham and the legacy that his commitment to Christ has left behind, no one can speak more insightfully or authoritatively on that subject than a son who grew up in the shadow of his father’s life and the examples of his father’s love. This vulnerable book is a look at both Billy Graham the evangelist and Billy Graham the father, and the impact he had on a son who walked in his father’s steps while also becoming his own man, leading ministries around the world, all of it based on the foundational lessons his father taught him. “My father left behind a testimony to God,” says Franklin, “a legacy not buried in a grave but still pointing people to a heaven-bound destiny. The Lord will say to my father, and to all who served Him obediently, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant’ [Matthew 25:21].”

My Father S Eyes

Author: Rosie Lee Rheaves
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At one time or another most people ponder the question of where they came from, how the universe came into existence and what it''s all about. The information presented in these pages is designed to clear away common beliefs and assumptions one might have and offer different and rather radical perspectives. By doing so it gives the reader a clear sense of that which is ultimately incomprehensible. "It is rare that a book so thoroughly covers such an expansive topic....a must-have for any library." -Kenyatta DaCosta " a work of genius." -Kenyatta DaCosta " a surprisingly joyous reading experience! It gets better and better with each turn of the page." -Kenyatta DaCosta

Kenya

Author: Salim Amin
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My Father S Eyes

Author: Sandra Lott
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548819781
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Is your life filled with darkness due to the consequences of your own wrong choices and bad attitude? Maybe it was due to the free will of others and you were hurt in the process. Are you looking for hope and in need of a miracle and a new beginning? My Father's Eyes: Seeing Yourself Through the Eyes of Love will help you to discover the truth about God's love. His love is a love so great it goes beyond what you have done and loves you just the way you are; broken: messed up, murderer, thief, depressed, agnostic, abused and all who have breath. God loves you not for what you have done or not done but for who you are: His creation and says, "Come just as you are and I will lead you to a new beginning full of hope and healing." You will see yourself in a new light, not perfect; just forgiven. God always gives second chances; read through the pages of this book and discover yours!

My Father S Eyes

Author: Paul "little joe" Benton
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ISBN: 9781099389436
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This is a true account about my life growing up in Chicago with outlaws for parents in the 60s.

Jerusalem Through My Father S Eyes

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ISBN: 9789659022700
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Richard Hunt

Author: Richard Hunt
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Baseball Through My Father S Eyes

Author: Glenn T. Schaefer
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533167774
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"Baseball through my Father's Eyes" examines the relationship between father and son from early age t-ball through an extensive umpiring career in umpiring. "There was nothing better than tossing around a baseball with my dad in the backyard," noted author Glenn Schaefer. "Baseball kept us close throughout my youth and my adulthood. Dad was a great man and baseball was a huge part of his life."

My Father S Eyes

Author: Linda Blackmer
Editor: Linda Shannon
ISBN: 9781627472500
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In the book, My Father's Eyes: A Story of Stolen Lives, author Linda Blackmer asks readers to join her on a journey of personal discovery. Who does she belong to? What is the truth? Who is there to care for an orphaned child? Blackmer's journey begins, surprisingly where it ends--with the death of her "daddy." Returning to Oregon and preparing his house for sale she would find a treasure trove of secrets. The secrets would lead her to finding the truth. A conspiracy of lies keeping an orphaned child from her own family, her own tribe, the keepers of her DNA. As the story unfolds, the author chronicles for the reader what it is like to live with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress, as a survivor of childhood abandonment, neglect and abuse. Determined to heal, Blackmer goes back in time to piece together the story of how she came into existence. Bringing together the historical connections--or lack thereof--of family members, she utilizes her skills and knowledge as a clinical social worker to tell the story of multigenerational trauma, so it can have a beginning, middle and end. With compassion and insight, readers will be encouraged to research their own family trees. Leading them to understanding, forgiveness and courage to be their authentic selves. The reader will find the writing understandable and accessible. This book is dedicated to those with Post-Traumatic Stress and to those who love them. The goal and intention are to bring into awareness what it is like to live with the after effects of experiences that are less than normal. Blackmer welcomes those to join her as they too walk their "hero's journey." To know they are not alone, are worthy, and have a friend to walk with them.

Through My Father S Eyes

Author: Natalia Kopolvski
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483661989
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Through My Fathers Eyes From Estevan to Vancouver Island via Banff and Lake Louise, June 1943. Natalia discovered the script of her fathers journal whilst attending him at his bedside during his last days. Just as so many long to know more about their parents lives, this brief glimpse showed her the real father she knew and loved, and wants to share with her readers.

Through My Father S Eyes

Author: Linda Meyerholz
Editor: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1612047122
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Time and the way we use it are central to the story and cast of characters in Through My Father's Eyes. Will two weeks be enough time to influence the mind and spirit of a writer who could spend the rest of his life on San Francisco's skid row? Evan Howard is a hard-working alcoholic journalist who has destroyed every connection he has with the human race, and whose career is now collapsing. His addiction has left him deaf and blind to the reality of his family history, particularly to understanding the legacy of his deceased mother. A collision and its crippling aftermath conspire with Evan's friends to teach Evan the greatest lesson of his life. But will this give him inner peace and will he discover how to love again in the process? Time alone will tell the tale as Evan is challenged to heal and become the person others knew he could be. Author Linda Meyerholz is a licensed mental health counselor in Florida. Each character in her book is a composite of people she has known, worked with or observed during 27 years of monitoring recovery programs. She is already working on the sequel to this novel and is eager to discover how writer Evan Howard will behave as he begins life anew, this time sober. Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/ThroughMyFathersEyes.html

My Heavenly Father S Eyes

Author: Lori J. Moss
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1612154336
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Inspiration for this book came from my mother's comments about my children's eyes. She often remarks, "your children have eyes just like Donald" (their Father). Stephanie, my oldest daughter, has lashes that are very long and silky, complementing her beautiful brown skin. Melanie, my middle child, has dark smooth brows that perfectly accent her stunning dark eyes. DJ, my handsome son has gorgeous eyes that seem as if they don't even belong on such a robust young man. While my children do have various traits of mine, it amazes me how they all have their father's eyes. As I pondered on this comment early one Thursday morning, this natural reality became a spiritual truth. I thought about the importance of having your father's eyes-your Heavenly Father's eyes. It is important to be able to look at people and situations and see them the way God sees them. We do not see them with our natural eyes but with hearts indwelled with the loving Spirit of Jesus Christ. Seeing them the way our Heavenly Father sees them is the only way to establish and to maintain loving relationships. Husbands with their Heavenly Father's eyes see their wives as a precious jewel; wives see their husbands as the spiritual leaders in the home. Parents see their children as special gifts from God. Children see their parents as people of honor. Family members see each other as spiritual support systems. Pastors see their members as precious souls. Congregations see their Pastors as leaders appointed by God. This study is designed to build relational bonds that are so strong in marriages, in our families and in our church families that Satan does not stand a chance at destroying them.

Looking Through My Father S Eyes

Author: Harvey James Short
Editor: St. John's, Nfld. : Flanker Press
ISBN: 9781894463096
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Harvey Short: visionary, entrepreneur, family man. His story begins in Hant's Harbour, Trinity Bay, during the Great Depression. Many families experienced trial, hardship, and poverty in the dirty thirties. But the people of outport Newfoundland persevered, through love of family and friends, and strength of will. Moderate financial success was the fruit of Harvey Short's labour in mainland Canada. He travelled the world over in his youth, but Newfoundland is where he found the answer to his prayers. Upon returning to Newfoundland, he gave life to Nu-Way Kitchens, a dream inspired by his outport childhood that travelled with him over the years. Looking Through My Father's Eyes is Harvey Short's autobiography, a rags-to-riches story made possible by his love of his family, Newfoundland, and God.

Through My Father S Eyes

Author: Henry Ferdinand Shemmer
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ISBN: 141349840X
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August 23, 1944 2145 hours, somewhere off the coast of France. Twenty-two-year-old Electrician 1st Class Henry Shemmer, hears the call to general quarters while writing an entry in his diary for another day. Another day when thousands of miles and an ocean still separate him from his loved ones, another day that has exploded in death and destruction, another day that might very well be his last. Aboard the U.S.S. Madison on active duty in the Mediterranean during WWII, Henry is a hero, just like the millions of ordinary men and women who became heroes by answering their nation's call to arms. His contribution to the outcome of the war and the collective survival of 275 others on board depends on his selfless commitment to fight for the common cause and to be there for his buddies. August 23, 1944 Underway all night with the Nevada. Arrived in France at 0530, G.Q. at 0545, and secured at 0715. Picked up submarine contact at 0630, tracked it for about ½ hour. Wasn't sure whether it was fish or a sub, so we just dropped 2 charges. We had a pretty interesting morning. At 0930 I came closer to meeting my maker than I ever did so far this war. The Nevada was bombarding Toulon and they started firing back at her getting pretty close. We immediately started laying a smoke screen to protect her. They damn near got our range because they straddled us almost perfect with a salvo of 3-14 inches. One landed about 35 yards on the port beam, 1 about the same off the fantail, and 1 went over us about the same distance to starboard. The ship just shook and vibrated from bow to stern. The water and smoke from the exploding shells went all over us. If they would have hit, we'd have been blown clear out of the water. I hope that's all the closer they ever get. Nevada ordered us out of range, so we poured on the speed and really got out of there. At 1030 a "Limie" destroyer was hit but not too badly. We started out toward her to render assistance, but she said she could proceed under her own power so we turned back. We were detached from the Nevada at 1100 and was assigned to the French battleship, Lorraine. She is going in close to the beach and fire this afternoon. Closest we've been to Toulon so far. They are having a terrific battle in there at the present writing. The concussions from the artillery and bombs keeps the whole ship shuddering. You can tell I'm a little nervous myself by all the mistakes I'm making writing this. We are now behind the German lines about ¾ of a mile from the beach. The Lorraine started blasting away as soon as we 3 cans laid a smoke screen for her. We were close enough to see German trucks and light tanks in the valley. Our job was to knock out kerosene and ammunition dumps. We knocked out 1 fuel dump and 1 ammunition dump when the Captain received orders from our Squadron Commander on the Juette, Captain Clay, to return to our original task force. Our Captain asked for permission to stay, but they wouldn't give it to us. Boy this crew was really burned up! It was the first chance we had to do something and we had to leave. It was dangerous as hell in there, but plenty exciting. The return fire was light and it felt good to throw it right back at them. We left the Lorraine and returned to the Juette for orders. She wanted us in here to jam bombs off the beachhead tonight. We patrolled in and out of the harbor all night; no air raids. We could have stayed with the Lorraine very easily. This old fogey on the Juette is all screwed up. G.Q. at 2030 and secured at 2145. August 24, 1944 Patrolled around harbor all night. G.Q. at 0545 and secured at 0645. Slept all morning for a change. At 1300 we entered Saint Tropez, site of the first invasion on "D" day, and tied port side to tanker and took on 25,000 gallons of fuel. Just received word that Marseille was captured and Romania joined the Allies. Good news!! Left tanker and Saint Tropez and went alongsi

Through My Father S Eyes

Author: Barry Fischer
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Some survivors never talk about the holocaust. Fortunately, Mayer Fischer did. His story brings to vivid reality what life was like in Poland, the ghetto and the camps, yet this story is told from the perspective of a survivor, not a victim.--Publisher.

God S Only Mistake

Author: Joseph Abbate
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781502988966
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The real life story of Joe Abbate, an agoraphobic with anxiety disorders, who is called upon by his family to nurse his father (the world's crankiest patient ever) back to health after heart bypass surgery. This comedy/drama takes place in the back woods of Maine.

In My Father S Name

Author: Mark Arax
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671010026
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A Los Angeles Times reporter recounts his twenty-two-year search for the truth behind his father's murder, an event that devastated his childhood and eventually revealed startling truths