Under the cover of darkness Zanne Alder fled Kuwait. She had gone abroad, her spirit broken, hoping desperately to fulfill her ideals. Her new job did nothing to ease her angst. Kuwait might seem an odd place for a single woman to find solace. But Zanne was lured by the possibility of making meaningful educational change. “I have a bunch of teachers sitting around handing out worksheets and drinking coffee,” the superintendent told her in the interview. “I want you to shake things up.” Suddenly, Zanne was the new Vice Principal of Special Needs in an international school in Kuwait. The Middle East drew her in other ways as well. Thirty-five years earlier, Zanne had joined the Sufi Order (now the Inayati Order), often referred to as the mystical arm of Islam. She was interested to see if what she had learned in the West bore any resemblance to the Islam of the Middle East. As school began, it became clear that all was not right in the kingdom. The extremity of the situation threatened Zanne's health, physically, emotionally and spiritually. She called upon deep spiritual reserves to find a productive way forward. Zanne found inspiration in everything from Buddhism to Christianity, the Civil Rights Movement to Sufism. She found it in Australia, Jordan, Turkey and Sri Lanka. A path forward was revealed to Zanne. It was calm, centered, certain and loving. She took risks she could never have taken had she not been lost, and then found, in Kuwait. Alder's memoir is part spiritual journey, part travelogue and part educational treatise. She writes with unflinching honesty. “Lost in Kuwait is a riveting account of an American woman's journey down the rabbit hole of modern Kuwait. We see the jarring extremes of poverty and wealth, the dynamic changes of a culture in transition, and above all else, a heart-wrenching account of one woman struggling within a Kuwaiti private school. In doing so, she achieves spiritual growth beyond her own imaginings." – Melvin Morse, MD, Author of the New York Times bestseller, Closer to the Light.
Dragon Shifters. Undead. Revenge.Life has not been the same since the attack on the ship. Affected by the Druid's power, something dark lurks within Hadrian Vulmar, threatening the existence of those around him.Following a lead, Zacriah and Nyah head into the forest on an expedition to cure him. When they are ambushed by the living dead—bodies controlled by shadow—covered in the Druid marks, they know the Druid did not perish in the sea as they first thought. The Druid is back, and with his return comes the threat of attack.The three known Dragori are sent on a dangerous quest to stop this dark magick before Hadrian gives into his new power, and the shadowbeings end more innocent lives.
The #1 International Bestselling author of THE ALCHEMIST reveals in this deeply thoughtful novel that the great wisdom of life is that we can be masters of the things that try to enslave us. “There is nothing wrong with anxiety. Although we cannot control God’s time, it is part of the human condition to want to receive the thing we are waiting for as quickly as possible. Or to drive away whatever is causing fear. Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms." 1099. Jerusalem awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the city’s gates. There, inside the ancient city’s walls, women and men of every age and faith have gathered to hear the wisdom of a mysterious man known only as the Copt. As the wise man speaks of loyalty, fear, bravery and solitude, of love, sex, beauty and elegance, his words offer truth and guidance, and reveal the human values that have endured throughout time—then as now, his words reveal who we are, what we fear and what we hope for the future.
A young brick goes on a journey to find her place in the world by visiting ten celebrated brick structures around the globeWhen Brick was just a baby, tall buildings amazed her. Her mother said, "Great things begin with small bricks. Look around and you'll see."Brick's observations begin at home and then extend globally as she travels to a diverse list of brick structures ? Malbork Castle in Poland, Mahabodhi Buddhist Temple in India, Grosvenor Estate apartments in England, and more ? all the while pondering where she may end up. With a tender and timeless text by Joshua David Stein and architectural line art by Julia Rothman, this tribute to becoming part of something greater serves children and adults alike.
A sizzling romance from a USA TODAY Bestselling Author Jessica Haydn loves her life. She moved to London, the city of her dreams, and she’s working hard to prove herself at her new job. Dating isn’t on her radar, and a certain irresistible Brit with too much swagger isn’t her type anyway…or so she keeps telling herself. He’s ridiculously hot, with that irresistible smile and those custom-made suits. She should stay away from him. Only he wants her just as much as she wants him…Parker Blakesley is a powerful businessman. With a company to save, he has no time for distractions. But he can’t get Jessica out of his mind. She has a body made for sin, making him want to explore every inch of her. Her laughter and inner light fills a void inside of him, making him long for her love. *This is a re-edited version (May 2018)*
Translation affects every aspect of your life - and we're not just talking about the obvious things, like world politics and global business.Translation affects you personally, too. The books you read. The movies you watch. The food you eat. Your favorite sports team. The opinions you hold dear. The religion you practice. Even your looks and, yes, your love life. Right this very minute, translation is saving lives, perhaps even yours.Translation influences everything from holy books to hurricane warnings, poetry to Pap smears. It's needed by both the masses and the millionaires. Translation converts the words of dictators and diplomats, princes and pop stars, bus drivers and baseball players. Translation fuels the global economy, prevents wars, and stops the outbreak of disease. From tummy tucks to terrorist threats, it's everywhere.This book will help you see how the products you use, the freedoms you enjoy, and the pleasures in which you partake are made possible by translation.
We Were Lost. Now We’re Found…in Him.Everyone has experienced isolation and alienation. We lost more than a nice home when we were banished from Eden. We lost relationship with God and with each other. But then God did the unthinkable. The Son of God became the Man Christ Jesus: one of us that we might be united to him.In Found in Him, Elyse Fitzpatrick explores the wonder of the incarnation and the glory of our union with Christ, offering us a sure path to ultimate acceptance and true belonging through the power of the gospel.
This clever comic adventure from debut author Henry Clark is a truly original and utterly wacky story about the importance of intelligence and curiosity in a complacent world.The adventure of a lifetime begins between two sofa cushions....When River, Freak, and Fiona discover a mysterious sofa sitting at their bus stop, their search for loose change produces a rare zucchini-colored crayon. Little do they know this peculiar treasure is about to launch them into the middle of a plot to conquer the world!The kids' only hope is to trap the plot's mastermind when he comes to steal the crayon. But how can three kids from the middle of nowhere stop an evil billionaire? With the help of an eccentric neighbor, an artificially intelligent domino, a DNA-analyzing tray, two hot air balloons, and a cat named Mucus, they just might be able to save the planet.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERDebbie Macomber’s heartwarming series, set at the Rose Harbor Inn in picturesque Cedar Cove, displays the author’s signature talent for creating characters who feel like friends, and small towns that feel like home. In this original short story, Jo Marie Rose readies her inn for spring, turning to her new friends Grace and Olivia when she needs them most. Jo Marie has big plans for her bed-and-breakfast. With the help of handyman Mark Taylor, she intends to plant a beautiful rose garden in time for her upcoming open house. Jo Marie and Mark rarely see eye to eye—especially on matters of home improvement—but she knows he has her best interests at heart. After the two walk the grounds, Jo Marie realizes that her beloved rescue dog, Rover, is missing, and at a time when she most needs a friend, Mark abruptly leaves. Confused by Mark’s behavior and worried for Rover’s safety, Jo Marie searches for her precious pup all over Cedar Cove. Rover is on an adventure of his own—one that will lead to a delightful surprise for two unlikely people. Includes an excerpt from Debbie Macomber's Last One Home.
“This is a truly inspirational book about the incredible people who risk their lives to save others.” --Sadie Trombetta, BustleMountain search-and-rescue volunteer Bree Loewen’s to-do list isn’t quite the same as most people’s. On any given day, it might include:Go grocery shoppingBake pie seen on PinterestFigure out what to do with my lifeRescue climbers caught in avalanche on Chair PeakPick up Vivi at Mom’sA former Mount Rainier climbing ranger and trained leader in mountain search-and-rescue, Bree shares the drama and the camaraderie of this work, as well as the challenges of trying to fit her other roles as wife and mother into what is still largely a masculine environment. In a fearless voice―disarming yet laced with dark humor―Bree guides us through intense recoveries, vivid wilderness landscapes, and the warmth she discovers in motherhood, community, and purpose.