Ο Θεός θεωρεί τον Ιησού στιλιστικά ακατάλληλο για τη Δευτέρα Παρουσία.
Πιστεύει ότι για τα σύγχρονα δεδομένα είναι ντε-μοντέ, βαρετός και κάπως αστοιχείωτος, γι' αυτό επιλέγει στη θέση του τα μικρότερο γιο του, τον Τζες. Ένα μοντέρνο Θεάνθρωπο που έχει όλα τα φόντα να κάνει μεγάλη καριέρα ως Σωτήρας - είναι πάνσοφος, πανάγαθος, πανέμορφος και πανσπάταλος. Ο Θεός του δίνει εντολή να κατέβει στη Γη και να λύσει το επικοι¬νωνιακό πρόβλημα των ανθρώπων - να τους απαλλάξει δηλαδή από την ιδιωτική τηλεόραση και τις πιστωτικές κάρτες. Ο Τζες μαζεύει δώδεκα εντυπωσιακές μαθήτριες κι αρχίζει να περιπλανιέται στην υφήλιο διδάσκοντας μεγάλες αλήθειες για την ψηφιακή ευσέβεια, το θρησκευτικό μάνατζμεντ και το ντιζάιν εσωτερικών κόσμων, φι¬λοδοξώντας να εντάξει δυναμικά τη θρησκεία στο γήινο λάιφ στάιλ. Με το σταυρό στο χέρι δεν καταφέρνεις πλέον τίποτα αν ο σταυ¬ρός δεν είναι Cartier, διαδίδει παντού, χαρίζοντας απανωτά εγκεφα¬λικά στο Μεγαλοδύναμο, που βλέπει με τρόμο το δευτερότοκο γιο του να αναδεικνύεται σε απόλυτο sex symbol ενός απελπιστικά ανώριμου πλανήτη!
While today’s medical professionals still promise to uphold the Hippocratic oath, few modern doctors know about—or adhere to—the ancient Greek physician’s maxim, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” But the truth of Hippocrates’s words still rings true as current research reveals the healing power of whole, plant-based foods. Cowritten by a practicing MD and the author of Healthy Eating, Healthy World, this revolutionary guide to human nutrition fully explains not only why we must change what we’re eating but also exactly how to do it. Discover how practicing better eating habits can improve your health, as well as actually prevent disease and even reverse its damage—whether it’s type II diabetes, cancer, or another type of chronic illness. 4Leaf Guide to Vibrant Health doesn’t just give you a list of foods to avoid—it helps you plan what you are going to eat, provides you with tips to remember when you’re shopping and dining out, and even includes several starter recipes. Whether you’re a physician seeking nutritional advice or an individual simply wanting to improve your own health, this invaluable guide has the tools you need to live vibrantly.
In the history of the movies, thousands of men, women, children, and even animals have tried to find success as a movie star. They were drawn from theater, opera, sports, and every type of entertainment venue, and some even came from out of nowhere. They took valiant stabs at entrancing audiences with their faces, personalities, or peculiarities. A precious few achieved greater popularity than anyone could have ever dreamed, but others vanished beneath the sands of time along with the films they so lovingly made. They gave us their most audacious efforts, but they did not find any lasting success, or having enjoyed a brief blush with triumph, they returned home to their true metiers. Some simply never found a second chance. This book celebrates the memorable attempts of ten who tried to be a movie star.
They shot across silver screens like comets, but they all disappeared like falling stars. Pulitzer nominated author David W. Menefee searched the major archives of the world to uncover the true behind-the-scenes stories of ten of Hollywood's most legendary headliners. He returned with this fascinating anthology that includes detailed analyses of their attempts at films, plot synopses, casts, contemporary reviews, production notes, and hundreds of rare photographs that capture the glamour and excitement of Hollywood's Golden Era. Enjoy this engaging compilation featuring Helen Keller, Enrico Caruso, Mary Garden, Babe Ruth, Otis Skinner, Anna Pavlova, Eleonora Duse, Lottie Pickford, Harry Houdini, and Maude Adams. Pulitzer nominee David W. Menefee is the author of: Sweet Memories Sarah Bernhardt, Her Films, Her Recordings, Wally: The True Wallace Reid Story, The First Female Stars: Women of the Silent Era' The First Male Stars: Men of the Silent Era, Richard Barthelmess: A Life in Pictures, "Otay!" The Billy "Buckwheat" Thomas Story, The Rise and Fall of Lou-Tellegen, Charlie O'Doone's Second Chance and Other Stories, Margot Cranston: The Mystery at Loon Lake, Margot Cranston: The Secret of St. Laurent Lighthouse, Margot Cranston: The Mystery at Loon Lake, Margot Cranston: The Quest for the Jade Dragons, George O'Brien: A Man's Man in Hollywood
A delayed letter and a message from afar unite two hearts. Recently widowed, Serena Gray battles the daily drama of the Emergency Room, as well as her grief. When a mysterious letter arrives, it raises questions about a past she'd only heard her beloved husband speak about. While on hospital rounds, a child has a brush with death and recounts a vivid dream that bears a message.
Will she risk happiness for the truth or keep a secret from the past?
You think it would be perfect if dreams came true? Maya would disagree. Dancers are dying all over the world, and Maya Rao must find the killer before she ends up being the next victim. Maya must track down the killer & fight off zombies. Worst of all, she'd better watch her back because betrayal is in the air.
'There were few more exotic places in Australia. Tribal Aboriginal people could still be seen around the town. Camel trains slowly made their way through the red-stone gorge that split MacDonnell Range. Rugged cattlemen and hard-bitten prospectors strode the streets.' In Outback Pionners, Evan McHugh gathers the enthralling stories of the men and women who opened up the Australian outback and in the process discovered the beauty and terror of this extraordinary country. We meet the little-known convict explorer John Wilson, the first European to cross the Blue Mountains (though history favours the proper English gentlemen Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson); we follow Australia's greatest drover, Nat Buchanan, as he blazes stock routes from one side of the country to another; and we marvel at the genius and grit of the men who overcome political treachery to build the Coolgardie Pipeline and the Trans-Australian Railway.
There are some delightful inclusions: a gentle Pakistani cameleer who saves foolhardy expeditioners; a nerdy ham radio operator who invents the pedal radio and paves the way for John Flynn's Flying Doctor; two bush nurses who toil in the ruins of a pub while saving outback lives; and the modern-day pioneers who battle apathy to save endangered whildlife. Plus there are the intruiging stories of R.M. Williams, the Cattle King James Tyson, and the women behind the CWA and the School of the Air.
One day she is Linda Farley, a senior in a San Diego high school, with a talent for art, an annoying younger brother, two loving parents, and a prospective boyfriend. Three days later, she is Lainie Foster, hiding with her mother and brother in Olympia, Washington. That's how fast things change after Linda's mother tells her that her father has been caught by the feds in a Mafia money laundering scheme and that the rest of the family has been placed in the Witness Protection Program. By the rules she's given, she must stay out of school, cut off contact with anyone back home, and never tell anyone what has happened. Linda -- now Lainie -- does her best, but in navigating her new life, she faces a number of questions. How could her father do something so contrary to her image of him? Why is her mother so familiar with their new city? How can she pursue a career in art without going to school? What must she do to save her brother from the worst effects of the upheaval? And who is that dark-haired woman she keeps spotting in front of the house? Then there's the biggest question of all: Is she Linda or is she Lainie? Because, in the end, is the choice really anyone's but hers? ///////////////////////////////////////////////// Anne L. Watson, a retired historic preservation architecture consultant, is the author of numerous novels, plus books on such diverse subjects as soapmaking and baking with cookie molds. She currently lives in Friday Harbor, Washington, in the San Juan Islands, with her husband and fellow author, Aaron Shepard.
///////////////////////////////////////////////// SAMPLE "Lainie," Mom said, her voice a little gentler, "we have to follow the rules, whether we like them or not." "The rules are nuts, Mom," I protested. "Like making us keep our old initials.
So the Mafia is too stupid to check the passenger lists for trains and planes leaving Southern California? You think they won't look for two A.
F.'s and an L.F. with one-way tickets to the same place?" Mom moved to the right to let a tailgating Jeep speed ahead. "That's one reason we're splitting up," she said. "WITSEC has never lost anyone who followed the rules," she said. "WITSEC?" I yelped. "Who the hell is that?" "The Witness Security Program. That's its other name." Sheesh. WITSEC. Like the FBI was such a buddy, we needed to give them a nickname. My face itched, and I rubbed it hard. "Don't do that," Mom said. "You'll rub off your makeup." "It feels like dirt. I don't know how you put up with it." "You get used to it.
Especially when you have more important things to worry about." Well, we had that, in spades. I'd just dumped someone I really wanted to go out with. I wouldn't be going to art school next year, because that's what Linda Farley would have done. I had to be someone else, probably forever. Compared to that, grease all over my face really was a detail.
I gave up and quit talking about it. Whining wasn't going to do any good. Mom kept quiet too, watching the traffic.
In the front seat, Alan sang some dumb song from a TV kids' show, over and over. But, as Mom had said, I had more important things to worry about. We took the Alameda Street exit and pulled into the train station. "What are you going to do with the car when you get to the airport?" I asked. "Leave it in a parking lot with the window down and the keys in the ignition." Even the Mafia wouldn't have a chance if she did that. The locals would have that car in a chop shop faster than the Godfather could blink.