Tending the Heart of Virtue

How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination
Author: Vigen Guroian
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195152647
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
View: 6885
We are made to face the unvarnished truth about ourselves, and what kind of people we want to be. Throughout, Guroian highlights the classical moral virtues such as courage, goodness, and honesty, especially as they are understood in traditional Christianity.

Books That Build Character

A Guide to Teaching Your Child Moral Values Through Stories
Author: William Kilpatrick,Gregory Wolfe,Suzanne M. Wolfe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671884239
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 332
View: 9276
Argues reading can develop positive values, and evaluates 300 books

Inheriting Paradise

Meditations on Gardening
Author: Vigen Guroian
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780232523966
Category: Gardeners
Page: 112
View: 8804
In the tilling of fresh earth; the sowing of seeds; the harvesting of rhubarb and roses, Vigen Guroian has discovered the most concrete connection with life and God’s gracious giving.

The Nature of True Virtue

Author: Jonathan Edwards
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 151838157X
Category: Religion
Page: 115
View: 582
Jonathan Edwards was a Puritan preacher and philosopher in the 18th century. Edwards was also well known for his Christian books and sermon and was the grandfather of Aaron Burr. This edition of The Nature of True Virtue includes a table of contents.

A Landscape with Dragons

The Battle for Your Child's Mind
Author: Michael O'Brien
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1681490129
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 261
View: 701
The Harry Potter series of books and movies are wildly popular. Many Christians see the books as largely if not entirely harmless. Others regard them as dangerous and misleading. In his book A Landscape with Dragons, Harry Potter critic Michael O'Brien examines contemporary children's literature and finds it spiritually and morally wanting. His analysis, written before the rise of the popular Potter books and films, anticipates many of the problems Harry Potter critics point to. A Landscape with Dragons is a controversial, yet thoughtful study of what millions of young people are reading and the possible impact such reading may have on them. In this study of the pagan invasion of children's culture, O'Brien, the father of six, describes his own coming to terms with the effect it has had on his family and on most families in Western society. His analysis of the degeneration of books, films, and videos for the young is incisive and detailed. Yet his approach is not simply critical, for he suggests a number of remedies, including several tools of discernment for parents and teachers in assessing the moral content and spiritual impact of this insidious revolution. In doing so, he points the way to rediscovery of time-tested sources, and to new developments in Christian culture. If you have ever wondered why a certain children's book or film made you feel uneasy, but you couldn't figure out why, this book is just what you need. This completely revised, much expanded second edition also includes a very substantial recommended reading list of over 1,000 books for kindergarten through highschool.

Sex and Virtue

An Introduction to Sexual Ethics (Catholic Moral Thought, Volume 2)
Author: John S. Grabowski
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813213460
Category: Philosophy
Page: 197
View: 4723
This book provides a theological foundation for consideration of the moral dimensions of human sexuality from a Roman Catholic perspective.

The moral imagination

essays on literature and ethics
Author: Christopher Clausen
Publisher: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 195
View: 5892

Stones from the River

Author: Ursula Hegi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439144761
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
View: 5155
From the acclaimed author of Floating in My Mother’s Palm and Children and Fire, a stunning story about ordinary people living in extraordinary times—“epic, daring, magnificent, the product of a defining and mesmerizing vision” (Los Angeles Times). Trudi Montag is a Zwerg—a dwarf—short, undesirable, different, the voice of anyone who has ever tried to fit in. Eventually she learns that being different is a secret that all humans share—from her mother who flees into madness, to her friend Georg whose parents pretend he’s a girl, to the Jews Trudi harbors in her cellar. Ursula Hegi brings us a timeless and unforgettable story in Trudi and a small town, weaving together a profound tapestry of emotional power, humanity, and truth.

Living Simply Through the Day

Spiritual Survival in a Complex Age
Author: Tilden Edwards
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809138173
Category: Religion
Page: 244
View: 2955
Contemplative understanding and practice for persons wanting to live more simply in God's presence amidst the complexities of their lives.

Incarnate love

essays in Orthodox ethics
Author: Vigen Guroian
Publisher: Univ of Notre Dame Pr
Category: Religion
Page: 239
View: 4554
Incarnate Love is a major contribution to both Orthodox ethics and to Christian self-understanding. Completely revised with a new preface and two additional chapters, this work aims to articulate a social ethic that can make sense of the Orthodox experience in the United States, as well as challenge the Orthodox tradition to formulate a new strategy for church and societal interaction.

Tending Roses

Author: Lisa Wingate
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101575913
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 1831
From the New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a heartfelt novel about the bonds of family and the power of second chances. When Kate Bowman temporarily moves to her grandmother’s Missouri farm with her husband and baby son, she learns that the lessons that most enrich our lives often come unexpectedly. The family has given Kate the job of convincing Grandma Rose, who’s become increasingly stubborn and forgetful, to move off her beloved land and into a nursing home. But Kate knows such a change would break her grandmother’s heart. Just when Kate despairs of finding answers, she discovers her grandma’s journal. A beautiful handmade notebook, it is full of stories that celebrate the importance of family, friendship, and faith. Stories that make Kate see her life—and her grandmother—in a completely new way...

Experimental Heart

Author: Jennifer L. Rohn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780879698768
Category: Fiction
Page: 363
View: 8516
Andy O'Hara, a post-doctoral researcher in a London cancer research institute, agrees to help an attractive colleague, Gina, who is collaborating with a pharmaceutical company. She is working on a virus-based vaccine but has discovered the company is planning a clinical trial of the vaccine in Africa without preliminary animal tests. Andy gets a tip-off that Gina's corporate collaborator has a shady past, but also discovers a scientific reason why the vaccine may be doomed to failure. As this excerpt begins, Andy and his friend Christine have helped Gina set up an illicit mouse experiment in their own animal facility, a move that could end all their careers if discovered.

"Starving Armenians"

America and the Armenian Genocide, 1915-1930 and After
Author: Merrill D. Peterson
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813922676
Category: History
Page: 199
View: 6801
Between 1915 and 1925 as many as 1.5 million Armenians, a minority in the Ottoman Empire, died in Ottoman Turkey, victims of execution, starvation, and death marches to the Syrian Desert. Peterson explores the American response to these atrocities, from initial reports to President Wilson until Armenia's eventual absorption into the Soviet Union.

The Book of Khalid

Author: Ameen Rihani
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732680789
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
View: 4656
Reproduction of the original: The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani

The Four Cardinal Virtues

Human Agency, Intellectual Traditions, and Responsible Knowledge
Author: Josef Pieper
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
ISBN: 0268089892
Category: Philosophy
Page: 208
View: 6214
In The Four Cardinal Virtues, Joseph Pieper delivers a stimulating quartet of essays on the four cardinal virtues. He demonstrates the unsound overvaluation of moderation that has made contemporary morality a hollow convention and points out the true significance of the Christian virtues.

The Almanac of Political Corruption, Scandals, and Dirty Politics

Author: Kim Long
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0307481344
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
View: 5004
Watergate. Billygate. Iran-Contra. Teapot Dome. Monica Lewinsky.American history is marked by era-defining misdeeds, indiscretions, and the kind of tabloid-ready scandals that politicians seem to do better than anyone else. Now, for the first time, one volume brings together 300 years of political wrongdoing in an illustrated history of politicians gone wild—proving that today’s scoundrels aren’t the first, worst, and surely won’t be the last…. From high crimes to misdemeanors to moments of licentiousness and larceny, this unique compendium captures in complete, colorful detail the foibles, failings, peccadilloes, dirty tricks, and astounding blunders committed by politicians behaving badly. Amid stories of brawlers, plagiarists, sexual predators, tax evaders, and the temporarily insane, this almanac tells all about: •The only (so far!) president to be arrested while in office: Ulysses S. Grant, who was allegedly issued a ticket for racing his horse and buggy through the streets of Washington, D.C. •The former New Jersey state senator David J. Friedland, who disappeared during a scuba diving accident in 1985. It turns out he staged the accident and served nine years in prison after being captured in the Maldives. •Tape-recorded instructions from highbrow president Franklin Delano Roosevelt on how his staff should carry out some low-down political tricks •The bizarre story of U.S. congressman Robert Potter, who castrated two men he suspected of having affairs with his wife. Potter won election to the state house while in jail—but was kicked out for cheating at cards. •Texas congressman Henry Barbosa Gonzalez: he was charged with assault in 1986 after he shoved and hit a man who called him a communist. Gonzalez was seventy years old at the time. At once shocking and hilariously funny, here’s a book that exposes the history of American politics, warts and all—and makes for hours of jaw-dropping, fascinating, illuminating reading. From the Hardcover edition.

The Owl, The Raven, and the Dove

The Religious Meaning of the Grimms' Magic Fairy Tales
Author: G. Ronald Murphy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190285737
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
View: 6896
The fairy tales collected by the brothers Grimm are among the best known and most widely-read stories in western literature. In recent years commentators such as Bruno Bettelheim have, usually from a psychological perspective, pondered the underlying meaning of the stories, why children are so enthralled by them, and what effect they have on the the best-known tales (Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty) and shows that the Grimms saw them as Christian fables. Murphy examines the arguments of previous interpreters of the tales, and demonstrates how they missed the Grimms' intention. His own readings of the five so-called "magical" tales reveal them as the beautiful and inspiring "documents of faith" that the Grimms meant them to be. Offering an entirely new perspective on these often-analyzed tales, Murphy's book will appeal to those concerned with the moral and religious education of children, to students and scholars of folk literature and children's literature, and to the many general readers who are captivated by fairy tales and their meanings.

The Happy Dinner Table

The Path to Healthy & Harmonious Family Meals
Author: Anna Migeon
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781507791462
Page: 238
View: 4809
Discover the direct path from picky eating to greater enjoyment of family meals and a more harmonious home life. Transform your dinner table into a place of happy memories instead of a battlefield as you explore delightful ways to reverse picky eating and establish an atmosphere of mutual respect. This book includes personal stories, research studies and enlightening examples that will equip you to work with your children instead of against them.You'll discover where to hold the line with your child and where to back off, where to focus your efforts for greatest impact and where taking it easy is critical. You'll find here practical, proven tactics to engage a child's will without resorting to rewards or punishment. This book empowers parents to guide their children toward a sincere appreciation of what's good for them, at the table and beyond.

The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues

Finding the Way Home
Author: Sandra Maitri
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781585424061
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 231
View: 8173
How the mysterious nine-pointed symbol of the enneagram illuminates the worst pitfalls and highest virtues of our psyches. The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues elucidates human experience beyond the personality structure. In the tradition of the enneagram, the Virtues are said to be the affective atmosphere that replaces the compulsive and reactive emotional patterns-called the Passions-as one becomes freer of the ego. Sandra Maitri shows how the shift in our consciousness, or soul, from being informed by the Passions to being informed by the Virtues, is one of the hallmarks of inner development. In this book, Maitri explores how our awareness of the Passions, in turn, leads to the manifestation of the Virtues. This shift supports rowth on the level of personality as well as on the level of what is beyond-Being, or True Nature. Maitri is widely known as one of the most literate and indepth writers and teachers on the uses of the enneagram as a tool of inner development. In this book she provides what can be for some an entry into inner work, and for others, who have been engaged in the journey for a longer time, a uniquely incisive explication of concepts they may have missed.

All Things Guy

A Guide to Becoming a Man That Matters
Author: Teresa Tomeo,Molly Miller,Monica Cops,Cheryl Dickow
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780982122266
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 203
View: 1109
All Things Guy: A Guide to Becoming a Man that Matters "All Things Guy: A Guide to Becoming a Man that Matters" talks to kids straight on no soft peddling, no sidestepping. It speaks to them where they live too much of the time in the pop culture and media world. It says what good, faithful parents want to say, but may not always be able to find the words. Dr. Ray Guarendi Best-selling Catholic author and speaker Many fathers suspect the feminizing of the faith and long for a more muscular Christianity to pass along to their sons. They want something that isn t just a matter of fulfilling Mass obligations or being a nice person. " All Things Guy: A Guide to Becoming a Man that Matters" goes through the basic of Faith, always aware that boys learn to know, love and serve God in their own generation not their grandparents. There are precious few resources out there for young men. "All Things Guy" is among the best! Don t let the opportunity to grow strong, faithful men slip by. Use this resource! Al Kresta President and CEO Ave Maria Radio Best-selling Catholic author and speaker "All Things Guy: A Guide to Becoming a Man that Matters" is chock full of great content presented in a fashion that will appeals to boys. Mixed in with the messages on dignity, virtues, and becoming a "Man that Matters" are mazes, puzzles, games and activities that drive home the authors' points. I particularly enjoyed the "Media and Men that Matter" and "Know Your History" chapters. The book is aimed at readers ages 9 through 14, but could be read to younger boys under adult supervision and will also be enjoyed by older boys due to the depth of the content included. I'm pleased to give "All Things Guy: A Guide to Becoming a Man that Matters" my highest recommendation. Lisa Hendey Author Handbook for Catholic Moms Webmaster www.CatholicMom.com Product description: "All Things Guy: A Guide to Becoming a Man that Matters" is written for boys ages 9 through 14. The chapters include: Dignity Virtues and More Media and Men that Matter Vocations Family and Friends Body Know Your History Boys in the Kitchen Strong Catholic Men of Today Basic Combat Training: Developing a Prayer Life "All Things Guy: A Guide to Becoming a Man that Matters" also includes mazes, brain teasers and other fun activities that engage boys like building a bow and arrow.