The Gift of Dyslexia, Revised and Expanded

Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read...and How They Can Learn
Author: Ronald D. Davis,Eldon M. Braun
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101185449
Category: Education
Page: 304
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The revised, updated, and expanded edition of the classic in the category. This book outlines a unique and revolutionary program with a phenomenally high success rate in helping dyslexics learn to read and to overcome other difficulties associated with it. This new edition is expanded to include new teaching techniques and revised throughout with up-to-date information on research, studies, and contacts.

Christmas Gifts That Won't Break [Large Print]

Expanded Edition with Devotions
Author: James W. Moore
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1501839993
Category: Religion
Page: 77
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Go on an Advent journey with beloved teacher and storyteller James W. Moore, exploring the spirit of Christmas. As you light the candles of your Advent wreath, reflect on the unbreakable gifts that God has given us: hope, love, joy, and peace. And remember God’s greatest gift, who comes to us as a baby and leads us through all the days of our lives. This revised edition of the popular book includes stories, Scriptures, and thoughts to warm your heart throughout the season, as well as devotions by Jacob Armstrong and a new fifth chapter for Christmas Eve/Christmas Day. Also available are resources for a five-session study, including a Leader Guide, DVD, and resources for youth and children.

The Gift of Music

Great Composers and Their Influence
Author: Jane Stuart Smith,Betty Carlson
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9780891078692
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 317
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Fascinating descriptions of forty leading composers whose faith, or lack of it, had an influence on Western civilization. Indexed. Great for all students of music.

The Gift Economy


Author: David Cheal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317401328
Category: Social Science
Page: 242
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Until recently we have known more about gift giving practices in pre-industrial societies than about those of industrial western society. In this book, first published in 1988, David Cheal shows that the process of present giving and receiving is a vital element in contemporary social life, relevant to some of the most important theoretical traditions in sociology, particularly those of Durkheim and Weber, and to the social constructionism of Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann. This volume is the result of a major study of gift rituals carried out by David Cheal and his associates in which general themes are richly illustrated with details from individual case histories gathered during the research. It is highly significant that in western society women are more active gift givers than men and, while their voices explain how emotions and interests are interrelated within the gift economy, the author shows how that in turn is related to current theories about family, gender and religion.

The Enigma of the Gift


Author: Maurice Godelier
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226300450
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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When we think of giving gifts, we think of exchanging objects that carry with them economic or symbolic value. But is every valuable thing a potentially exchangeable item, whose value can be transferred? In The Enigma of the Gift, the distinguished French anthropologist Maurice Godelier reassesses the significance of gifts in social life by focusing on sacred objects, which are never exchanged despite the value they possess. Beginning with an analysis of the seminal work of Marcel Mauss and Claude Lévi-Strass, and drawing on his own fieldwork in Melanesia, Godelier argues that traditional theories are flawed because they consider only exchangeable gifts. By explaining gift-giving in terms of sacred objects and the authoritative conferral of power associated with them, Godelier challenges both recent and traditional theories of gift-giving, provocatively refreshing a traditional debate. Elegantly translated by Nora Scott, The Enigma of the Gift is at once a major theoretical contribution and an essential guide to the history of the theory of the gift.

School of the Seers

A Practical Guide on How to See in the Unseen Realm
Author: Jonathan Welton
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 076849656X
Category: Religion
Page: 185
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Your how-to guide into the spirit realm! Get ready to enter the world of a seer! In this groundbreaking and revolutionary book, Jonathan Welton describes his unique journey about how God opened his spiritual eyes. He shares how you too can activate this gift in your life. The School of the Seers is the how-to guide for seeing into the spirit realm. Making insightful use of anecdotal stories, the author helps you discover vital keys from the Scripture to: See with your spiritual eyes. Use the four keys to greater experiences. Recognize what may be hindering your discernment. Access divine secrets and steward heavenly revelation. Learn how to really worship in Spirit and in Truth. Understand meditation, impartation, and so much more. The fresh and profound concepts taught in this book take a mystical subject--seers and the spirit realm--and make it relevant for your everyday life!

World of the Gift


Author: Jacques T. Godbout,Alain C. Caille
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773567321
Category: Social Science
Page: 259
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The anthropologist Marcel Mauss, in his famous exploration of the gift in "primitive" and archaic societies, showed that the essential aspect of the exchange of presents involved the establishment of a social tie that bound the parties together above and beyond any material value of the objects exchanged. He argued that these intangible mutual "debts" constituted the social fabric. Godbout and Caillé show that, contrary to the modern assumption that societies function on the basis of market exchange and the pursuit of self-interest, the gift still constitutes the foundation of our social fabric. The authors describe the gift not as an object but as a social connection, perhaps the most important social connection because it creates a sense of obligation to respond in kind. They examine the gift in a broad range of cases such as blood and organ donation; volunteer work; the bonds between friends, couples, and family; Santa Claus; the interaction between performers and their audience; and the relation of the artist to society. Written in an engaging manner, The World of the Gift will appeal to anyone who is interested in how the world really operates.

The Gift

Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World
Author: Lewis Hyde
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307567604
Category: Self-Help
Page: 464
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“A manifesto of sorts for anyone who makes art [and] cares for it.” —Zadie Smith “The best book I know of for talented but unacknowledged creators. . . . A masterpiece.” —Margaret Atwood “No one who is invested in any kind of art . . . can read The Gift and remain unchanged.” —David Foster Wallace By now a modern classic, The Gift is a brilliantly orchestrated defense of the value of creativity and of its importance in a culture increasingly governed by money and overrun with commodities. This book is even more necessary today than when it first appeared. An illuminating and transformative book, and completely original in its view of the world, The Gift is cherished by artists, writers, musicians, and thinkers. It is in itself a gift to all who discover the classic wisdom found in its pages.

The Gift

The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies
Author: Marcel Mauss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136896848
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Seer Devotional And Journal

Daily Devotional Journal - A 40-Day Personal Journey
Author: James W. Goll
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 0768492734
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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Make the journey even more exciting with this 40-day journal. Goll's The Seer gives practical revelation to the role of the seer, which is open to everyone. It brings the reader into an entirely new dimension of communication with God. The questions and meditations in this companion guide put the book's principles into true-life application. It will help you practice intimacy with God and experience the power of that fellowship. Take a 40-day journey toward a new dimension of Christian life: Meditate on the principles of the book. Apply the patterns of scripture to your life. Appropriate God's anointing to a higher level. Journal your steps of growth and victory. This journal and study guide can be used by individuals or in small groups while reading The Seer. It is also a great follow-up to the book.

The Gift of Being Yourself

The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery
Author: David G. Benner
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830899456
Category: Religion
Page: 132
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"Grant, Lord, that I may know myself that I may know thee." —Augustine Much is said in Christian circles about knowing God. But Christians throughout the ages have agreed that there cannot be deep knowledge of God without deep knowledge of the self. Discerning your true self is inextricably related to discerning God's purposes for you. Paradoxically, the more you become like Christ, the more you become authentically yourself. In this profound exploration of Christian identity, psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner illuminates the spirituality of self-discovery. He exposes the false selves that you may hide behind and calls you to discover the true self that emerges from your uniqueness in Christ. Freeing you from illusions about yourself, Benner shows that self-understanding leads to the fulfillment of your God-given destiny and vocation. Rest assured, you need not try to be someone you are not. But you will deepen your experience of God through discovering the gift of being yourself. This expanded edition, one of three titles in The Spiritual Journey trilogy, includes a new epilogue and an experiential guide with questions for individual reflection or group discussion.

The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition (Star Wars)


Author: Jason Fry
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 152479712X
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Written with input from director Rian Johnson, this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content. From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy’s freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms—and perhaps lay down their lives—for the cause. Rey, the orphan strong in the Force; Finn, the ex-stormtrooper who stands against his former masters; and Poe Dameron, the fearless X-wing pilot, have been drawn together to fight side-by-side with General Leia Organa and the Resistance. But the First Order’s Supreme Leader Snoke and his merciless enforcer Kylo Ren are adversaries with superior numbers and devastating firepower at their command. Against this enemy, the champions of light may finally be facing their extinction. Their only hope rests with a lost legend: Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. Where the action of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended, Star Wars: The Last Jedi begins, as the battle between light and dark climbs to astonishing new heights. Featuring thrilling photos from the hit movie

Inalienable Possessions

The Paradox of Keeping-While Giving
Author: Annette B. Weiner
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520911802
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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Inalienable Possessions tests anthropology's traditional assumptions about kinship, economics, power, and gender in an exciting challenge to accepted theories of reciprocity and marriage exchange. Focusing on Oceania societies from Polynesia to Papua New Guinea and including Australian Aborigine groups, Annette Weiner investigates the category of possessions that must not be given or, if they are circulated, must return finally to the giver. Reciprocity, she says, is only the superficial aspect of exchange, which overlays much more politically powerful strategies of "keeping-while-giving." The idea of keeping-while-giving places women at the heart of the political process, however much that process may vary in different societies, for women possess a wealth of their own that gives them power. Power is intimately involved in cultural reproduction, and Weiner describes the location of power in each society, showing how the degree of control over the production and distribution of cloth wealth coincides with women's rank and the development of hierarchy in the community. Other inalienable possessions, whether material objects, landed property, ancestral myths, or sacred knowledge, bestow social identity and rank as well. Calling attention to their presence in Western history, Weiner points out that her formulations are not limited to Oceania. The paradox of keeping-while-giving is a concept certain to influence future developments in ethnography and the theoretical study of gender and exchange.

Basic Training for the Prophetic Ministry


Author: Kris Vallotton
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 0768499917
Category: RELIGION
Page: 99
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BOOT CAMP FOR PROPHETS! HAVE YOU BEEN CALLED BY GOD TO BE A PROPHET?Learn how to develop your calling and increase the strength of your gifts from someone who has given hundreds of prophetic words worldwide.You will be sure of your calling as you learn the difference between: Prophets and Prophecy Foretelling and Forthtelling Word of Knowledge and Gift of Prophecy A True Prophet and A False Prophet Old Testament and New Testament Prophecy Author Kris Vallotton guides you through the rigors of basic training by revealing the core issues about prophecy and a revolutionary prophetic ministry.Complete with inspiring true stories, thought-provoking questions, and a Personal Experience Journal, you can begin today to fulfill the calling God designed for you!Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you fight the good fight" (1 Timothy 1:18).

Epiphany

True Stories of Sudden Insight to Inspire, Encourage, and Transform
Author: Elise Ballard
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307716104
Category: Self-Help
Page: 299
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Shares inspirational true stories about life-changing moments as experienced by everyday people and such nationally recognized individuals as television host Dr. Mehmet Oz, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and renowned speaker Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

Ultimate Star Guitars

The Guitars That Rocked the World, Expanded Edition
Author: Dave Hunter
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760352399
Category: Music
Page: 352
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Get to know the guitars so famous that their names are household words among enthusiasts. First published in 2010, the first-ever illustrated history of the specific guitars of the men and women who made the music is now expanded to include 32 additional iconic guitars and their owners. Ultimate Star Guitars showcases B.B. King';s "Lucille," Eric Clapton's "Blackie," Stevie Ray Vaughan's "First Wife," Billy F Gibbons's "Pearly Gates," Neil Young's "Old Black," and dozens upon dozens more. Other best-selling guitar histories look at the rank-and-file models, but Ultimate Star Guitars is unique in profiling the specific favorites of famous players - oftentimes million-dollar babies, such as the 1968 Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix burned at Woodstock and which sold at Sotheby's in 1993 for $1.3 million. Guitar journalist Dave Hunter explains the stories behind each: the important sessions on which they were used, landmark tours and gigs on which they were played, modifications made by their owners, and more. From twangy country to scorching metal, from full-throttle punk to sophisticated jazz, and from gut-punch blues to lo-fi indie rock, Ultimate Star Guitars is illustrated with performance and candid photography of the artists with their star guitars, relevant memorabilia, and more often than not, studio shots of the guitars or signature models based on them. An information-packed visual feast for guitar enthusiasts!

Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition

When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life
Author: Henry Cloud,John Townsend
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310350816
Category: Religion
Page: 352
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To regain control of your life, you’ve never needed Boundaries more than you do today in today’s always-on, always-connected digital world. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend wrote the New York Times bestselling book on Boundaries – the personal property lines that define who you are and who you are not, and influence all areas of your life – physically, emotionally, spiritually. And now, over 2 million changed lives later, Cloud & Townsend have updated and expanded this bestseller with essential guidance for setting Boundaries in today’s digital age. If you’ve ever wondered: Can I set limits and still be a loving person? How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? Why do I feel guilty when I consider setting boundaries? Unpacking the 10 laws of boundaries, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend give you biblically based answers to these and other tough questions, and show you how to set healthy boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, coworkers, and even with yourself. In Boundaries, Drs. Cloud and Townsend show you how to bring new health to your relationships. You’ll discover firsthand how to reclaim your freedom to walk as the loving, giving, fulfilled individual God created you to be.

The Fashion Book


Author: Editors of Phaidon Press
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714838083
Category: Photography
Page: 512
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Presents brief descriptions of the contributions to fashion of five hundred designers, photographers, models, and celebrities

Discover Your God-Given Gifts


Author: Don Fortune,Katie Fortune
Publisher: Chosen Books
ISBN: 0800794672
Category: Religion
Page: 304
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A great introduction to motivational gifts--with descriptions, real-life stories and self-tests--helping readers recognize their gifts and move into more effective service.

On Weaving


Author: Anni Albers,Nicholas Fox Weber,Manuel Cirauqui
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691177856
Category: Art
Page: 272
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Written by one of the twentieth century's leading textile artists, this splendidly illustrated book is a luminous meditation on the art of weaving, its history, its tools and techniques, and its implications for modern design. First published in 1965, 'On Weaving' bridges the transition between handcraft and the machine-made, highlighting the essential importance of material awareness and the creative leaps that can occur when design problems are tackled by hand. With her focus on materials and handlooms, Anni Albers discusses how technology and mass production place limits on creativity and problem solving, and makes the case for a renewed embrace of human ingenuity that is particularly important today. 0Now available for a new generation of readers, this expanded edition of 'On Weaving' updates the book's original black-and-white illustrations with full-color photos, and features an afterword by Nicholas Fox Weber and essays by Manuel Cirauqui and T'ai Smith that shed critical light on Albers and her career.