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Letters to Change the World

Author : Travis Elborough
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‘We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed’ Martin Luther King In an era where the liberties we often take for granted are under threat, Letters To Change the World is a collection of inspiring letters offering reminders from history that standing up for and voicing our personal and political beliefs is not merely a crucial right but a duty if we want to change the world. Edited by Travis Elborough, the collection includes George Orwell's warning on totalitarianism, Martin Luther King's 'Letter from a Birmingham Jail', Albert Camus on the reasons to fight a war, Bertrand Russell on peace, Emmeline Pankhurst rallying her suffragettes, Nelson Mandela's letter to his children from prison and Time's Up on the abuse of power.

Writing to Change the World

Author : Mary Pipher, PhD
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, Another Country, and The Shelter of Each Other comes an inspirational book that shows how words can change the world. Words are the most powerful tools at our disposal. With them, writers have saved lives and taken them, brought justice and confounded it, started wars and ended them. Writers can change the way we think and transform our definitions of right and wrong. Writing to Change the World is a beautiful paean to the transformative power of words. Encapsulating Mary Pipher's years as a writer and therapist, it features rousing commentary, personal anecdotes, memorable quotations, and stories of writers who have helped reshape society. It is a book that will shake up readers' beliefs, expand their minds, and possibly even inspire them to make their own mark on the world.

Love Letters

Author : Sandra Leigh Savage
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When author Sandra Leigh Savages husband committed suicide in 1997, she went into isolation for a year. In this memoir, she shares her journey from the grief she experienced to her vision of a great new life. Love Letters, a collection of letters begun in September 2010, provides a snapshot of Savages sorrows, joys, and reflections. Through these vignettes, she says her good-byes, notes her thanks, and provides advice for those who may have experienced the death of a spouse. This collection provides insight into how she survived the death of her husband, came to know and believe in the saving grace of God, and made the decision to stay on this earth to fulfill Gods wishes. Emotional and self-disclosing, Love Letters shares Savages personal message of living each day with no regrets. Through her life events, she expresses how placing your trust in the Lord can guide you through lifes bad moments and help you to full appreciate lifes good moments.

Three Dreams of the World S Creation Soledad Letters to My Daughter

Author : juanantoñio
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Evoking epic poems of a long-gone age, Three Dreams of the Worlds Creation and Soledad: Letters to My Daughter presents a three-part novella in free verse that provides an interpretation of the beginning of mankind. Author juanantoio first addresses the creation of man and woman and their struggle for love and destiny against an ancient, selfish god. The second dream follows the story of guarionex, a taino chief who shapes the identity of his people and then makes first contact with Europeans. In the third dream, juanantoio introduces Maria, an upper west side Latina who is guided by the spirit of guarionex in her struggle with three angels who try to seduce her with love, power, and then destiny. Soledad: Letters to my daughter narrates a series of communications from a father separated from his daughter by time and distance. Filled with vivid and powerful imagery, the verse of Dreams of the Worlds Creation and Soledad: Letters to My Daughter speak to the themes of love, identity, man and woman, destruction, creation, time, and destiny.

Letters to President Obama

Author : Josephine A.V. Allen
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Collects letters written to President Barack Obama during his presidential campaign and subsequent election and inauguration, covering a wide range of topics including foreign policy, the Bush administration, and religion.

Movements That Change the World

Author : Steve Addison
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When Jesus commissioned his followers, he was not just inaugurating the historical church, he was founding a missionary movement.Originally released by Missional Press and now revised and expanded to include a multi-session discussion guide, Steve Addison's Movements That Change the World draws from biblical, historical and contemporary case studies to isolate the essential elements of a dynamic missionary movement. The church fulfills its mission today to the extent that it honors these essential elements, modelled perfectly in Jesus missionary enterprise: white-hot faith commitment to the cause contagious relationships rapid mobilization adaptive methods Throughout the ages Jesus' followers have been called to continue his movement in the power of the Holy Spirit. Like many such movements, it changed the world. Unlike most movements, which have their historical moment and then fade away, Christianity is actively, continually changing the world for the better.

36 Letters

Author : Joan Sohn
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Joan Sohn found her grandparents? 36 letters, tucked away for 65 years in a small brown paper bag. When she read them, her family?s story came alive. Of course, there were missing pieces?many of them; and so she began a long labor of love, filling in the gaps. Thanks to those letters and Sohn?s determination, we have that story ? about people who left their homes for a new start and never returned. They reinvented themselves; they changed their citizenship, their language, their customs, and even their names. 36 Letters is about separation, personal struggle, and achievement. It?s about people who landed at Ellis Island and made their way, somehow, to New York?s Lower East Side, and then to Philadelphia, where they grew and multiplied and made remarkable contributions to the city?s development. Accompanied by over 100 stunning photographs, maps and illustrations, and, of course, the letters.

Writing and Teaching to Change the World

Author : Stephanie Jones
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Perfect for use in teacher preparation courses and professional learning groups, this book shows what critical pedagogy looks like and identifies the conditions needed for it to emerge in the K–12 classroom. Focusing on and documenting their experiences with one of their most disenfranchised students, six teachers analyze and rethink what they do in the classroom and why they do it. In so doing, each comes to re-imagine who they are as teachers and as individuals. This engaging collection illuminates writing as a powerful tool for thinking deeply about how and why teachers respond to students in particular ways. Book Features: Prompts and suggested writing exercises at the end of each chapter to support teacher-writer groups. Guiding questions at the end of each chapter to support the instructional practices of K-12 teachers. Powerful stories of teachers' and students' experiences with standards, tracking practices, evaluation practices, and life. Helpful appendices, including books for further reading and an essay about the Oral Inquiry Process by Bob Fecho. “This is an important book for all teachers to read—beginners and experienced, as it confronts all of us as teachers to pay attention to the social and political contexts within which we work and consider what we often ignore—our student’s lives outside of school.” —From the Foreword by Ann Lieberman, Senior Scholar at Stanford University “Kudos to Stephanie Jones and her colleagues for making moral sense of the day-to-day craft of education.” —Carl Glickman, educator and author of The Trembling Field: Stories of Wonder, Possibilities, and Downright Craziness Stephanie Jones is associate professor in the department of educational theory and practice at The University of Georgia, and co-director of the Red Clay Writing Project. Her books include The Reading Turn-Around: A Five-Part Framework for Differentiated Instruction.

Edward Bond Letters

Author : Ian Stuart
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First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

44 Letters From the Liquid Modern World

Author : Zygmunt Bauman
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This liquid modern world of ours, like all liquids, cannot stand still and keep its shape for long. Everything keeps changing - the fashions we follow, the events that intermittently catch our attention, the things we dream of and things we fear. And we, the inhabitants of this world in flux, feel the need to adjust to its tempo by being ‘flexible' and constantly ready to change. We want to know what is going on and what is likely to happen, but what we get is an avalanche of information that threatens to overwhelm us. How are we to sift the information that really matters from the heaps of useless and irrelevant rubbish? How are we to derive meaningful messages from senseless noise? We face the daunting task of trying to distinguish the important from the insubstantial, distil the things that matter from false alarms and flashes in the pan. Nothing escapes scrutiny so stubbornly as the ordinary things of everyday life, hiding in the light of deceptive and misleading familiarity. To turn them into objects of attention and scrutiny, they must first be torn out from that daily routine: the apparently familiar must be made strange. This is precisely what Zygmunt Bauman seeks to do in these 44 letters: each tells a story drawn from ordinary lives, but tells it in order to reveal an extraordinariness that we might otherwise overlook. Arresting, revealing, disconcerting, these snapshots of life by the most brilliant analyst of our liquid modern world will appeal to a wide readership.

Change the World Write Your Song

Author : Jena Douglas
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It’s a book packed with more than 25 years of songwriting knowledge. You will learn the fundamentals of writing a song and how to be a singer/songwriter in the truest sense. If you want to change the world, you'll have to change yourself first! Share yourself with great candor without being afraid! Your well-being will spread to someone else, like a pebble in a pond. Music has been therapy for thousands of years! You'll be your own private therapist, entrepreneur and creator all in one! Songwriting is the fastest way to resolve conflicts in your life! What you feel comes out when you write a song. And most of the time, writing resolves it. If you want to be a hit songwriter this book has the tools for you to learn, but it also has the tools to learn how to be a better story teller! Power yourself through song and then pass it on!

How I Helped to Change the World

Author : Tomas Sustaita
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Meet Reynaldo Steed. A denizen of the end-times. A native Houstonian living a scant less-than-1200 miles away from the first American city to be destroyed by nuclear weapons. He is a product of his environment, apathetic but intelligent, an under-achiever but with one great talent. He writes with conviction, empathy, and the ability to summon 'the gift of sincerity at will.' Yet his life is going nowhere until he meets Him. The Man Who Will Become Reynaldo's Employer: The Man Who Will Offer Reynaldo A Chance At Realizing His Life's Work. And Reynaldo must come to terms with the fact that his Employer is not at all who he seems to be. But is Reynaldo prepared to face the truth about himself?

Three Simple Rules That Will Change the World

Author : Rueben P. Job
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This insightful work calls people to mutual respect, unity, and a deeper daily relationship with God as it discusses powerful, timeless truths that still have an impact on lives today.

Because We Can Change the World

Author : Mara Sapon-Shevin
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Change the world, one classroom at a time! Mara Sapon-Shevin skillfully blends vision statements, stories, and strategies to guide teachers in promoting social justice and creating classrooms that allow all children to experience academic success. This new edition of a highly acclaimed book: Provides a powerful vision of diverse, inclusive elementary classrooms Discusses the barriers to creating cooperative classrooms and how they can be overcome Offers activities, songs, and children’s literature that promote acceptance and understanding Includes new “Reframing Our Work” sections with reflective questions that help readers examine their own beliefs and teaching practices

The Best Scholarships for the Best Students Obtaining Strong Letters of Recommendation

Author : Peterson's
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Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students-Obtaining Strong Letters of Recommendation helps students choose the best recommenders and prep them with the information they need to do a great job in writing the recommendation. It assists students in distinguishing between college and scholarship recommendations, approaching professors about letters of recommendation, and preparing letter of recommendation portfolios. Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students provides expert strategies to help successful students apply for and win major academic and experiential awards. For more information see Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students.

Love Letters From God

Author : Ruth Larson Reid
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"Love Letters From God" was given to me under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, much as a song, or a poem would come to you from the heart of God. These letters have been written from the viewpoint of God, as our Heavenly Father, and His desire to communicate the truth of His undying, passionate, love for us. The mission in the heart of God that came forth, as the Lord unfolded each letter to me, was to show us ourselves in the face of His Son, Jesus Christ, thus realizing our true identities, and fulfilling our destiny in Him. In revealing the truth of what He has done for us through this most precious gift, He skillfully revealed Himself in the light of the loving Father He is. As you read these letters ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you the message of the Almighty God, who is also our loving, Heavenly Father.

Letters to a Loving God

Author : Andrew M. Greeley
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LIke his previous best-selling journals, virtually every entry bespeaks a depth of relationship with the Beloved that is inspiring to all readers. Page after page we encounter a man of great faith as he wrestles with the divine by sharing his hopes and fears, his greatest joys and his deepest sorrows. Father Greeley's honest approach to his inner struggles is refreshing and calls us to be honest with ourselves, especially when asking where God is in our lives. By entering into this personal prayer experience, we cannot help but to be touched and transformed.

The Actor s Detective Guide to Writing Letters to Celebrities

Author : Chris Lucas
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How would you like to get a personal letter or phone call from your favorite star? Or to have them send you an autographed item that can help you raise money for a charity? This book shows you exactly how to make those things happen! "The Actor's Detective Guide to Writing Letters to Celebrities," is part memoir, part "how to" guide. It tells the story of how a love for writing letters to famous people benefited the author, both personally and professionally. It's something anyone can do. In this easy to follow book, you'll find examples of letters (and letter writers) that have been successful in getting notable people to respond personally. It also explains the "do's and don'ts" of contacting celebrities, very clearly laying out the steps of how to write to the stars in a way that compels them to get back to you. A grammar school teacher recently read the book, and she said that it was extremely useful to her in getting her 4th grade students excited about writing. (Of course, kids are more enthusiastic about composing letters to LeBron James, J.K. Rowling, Will Smith or Justin Bieber than they are writing ones to Grandma, but it's a good start.) In this age of texting and 140 character tweets, letter writing has become a lost art. This book hopes to instill that passion back into its readers, and to remind them how powerful a personal letter can actually be in making a connection with someone they admire.

Letters from Apartheid Street

Author : Michael T. McRay
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In 1984, Ron Sider challenged that until Christians are ready to risk everything in pursuit of peace, "we dare never whisper another word about pacifism . . . Unless we are ready to die developing new nonviolent attempts to reduce conflict, we should confess that we never really meant that the cross was an alternative to the sword." From this challenge, Christian Peacemaker Teams was born. Nearly thirty years later, Michael McRay too explored Sider's challenge, interning with CPT in the West Bank city of Hebron. Alongside local and international peacemakers, McRay learned how to resist the violence of occupation, sharing in the stories of a suffering people as he struggled to embody the peaceable spirit of the rabbi from Nazareth. This book tells those stories. Drawing on his personal experience with the land and its history, McRay's raw letters home tackle critical issues relevant to peacemakers everywhere: What is really happening in Palestine that mainstream media fails to report? How are Palestinians' lives being affected? How can one be peaceable amidst such violence and oppression? How should Christian discipleship influence one's pursuits of peacemaking and reconciliation? McRay's letters illustrate both the challenge and promise of the cross in today's world.

The World Republic of Letters

Author : Pascale Casanova
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"Inspired by the writings of Fernand Braudel and Pierre Bourdieu, this ambitious book develops the first systematic model for understanding the production, circulation, and valuing of literature worldwide. Casanova 's work provides a view of the political struggles of our modern world - one framed by sites of publication, circulation, translation, and efforts at literary annexation."--BOOK JACKET.