The Next Story

Faith, Friends, Family, and the Digital World
Author: Tim Challies
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310520835
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Even the least technical among us are being pressed from all sides by advances in digital technology. We rely upon computers, cell phones, and the Internet for communication, commerce, and entertainment. Yet even though we live in this “instant message” culture, many of us feel disconnected, and we question if all this technology is really good for our souls. In a manner that’s accessible, thoughtful, and biblical, author Tim Challies addresses questions such as: • How has life—and faith—changed now that everyone is available all the time through mobile phones? • How does our constant connection to these digital devices affect our families and our church communities? • What does it mean that almost two billion humans are connected by the Internet … with hundreds of millions more coming online each year? Providing the reader with a framework they can apply to any technology, Tim Challies explains how and why our society has become reliant on digital technology, what it means for our lives, and how it impacts the Christian faith.

The Boy Next Story

A Bookish Boyfriends Novel
Author: Tiffany Schmidt
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683354893
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 448
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The second book in a series where your favorite literary characters come to life, inspired by the timeless classic, Little Women! There’s no one better than the boy next door. At least not according to Aurora Campbell, fourteen, who has been in love with Tobias May since their very first sandbox kiss. The problem is, he’s in love with her older sister, Merrilee. And Merri is already dating one of his best friends. Rory is learning all about pining as her class reads The Great Gatsby, a book she doesn’t find “great” at all. Also not great—her GPA, something she needs to fix, quickly, if she’d like to apply for the chance to spend a week studying art with her hero in New York City over winter break. But when Ms. Gregoire assigns her to read Little Women for extra credit, Rory discovers more than she expected—both about herself and Toby. Maybe she wasn’t in love with the boy next door. . . but the boy next story. Love is complicated, and it’s all about to get even trickier for Rory at Reginald R. Hero Prep . . . where with the help of one quirky English teacher, students’ fantasies come true, often with surprising consequences.

The Next Big Story

My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities
Author: Soledad O'Brien,Rose Marie Arce
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101466111
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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From top CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien comes a highly personal look at her biggest reporting moments from Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami in Southeast Asia, the devastating Haiti earthquake, and to the historic 2008 U.S. elections and high profile interviews with everyday Americans. Drawing on her own unique background as well as her experiences at the front lines of the most provocative issues in today's society, and from her work on the acclaimed documentaries Black in America and Latino in America, O'Brien offers her candid, clear-eyed take on where we are as a country and where we're going. What emerges is both an inspiring message of hope and a glimpse into the heart and soul of one of America's most straight-talking reporters.

THE NEXT TOP SUCCESS STORY


Author: JoAnn King
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595613199
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 76
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Have you given up on achieving your goals? Have you been telling yourself or others that you are in the process of achieving your goal, but secretly you are stuck? We all get stuck sometimes. Being stuck is normal. No matter what obstacles come your way, remember that taking action brings results. This book represents the teachings and experiences of a regular person who realized she had everything within her to be successful and always had a deep desire to help others to realize that fact as well.

Demystifying Number System: (Practical Concepts and Their Applications) for the CAT and Other MBA Exams


Author: N.A
Publisher: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 9788131754436
Category:
Page: N.A
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Other Stories and Other Stories


Author: Ali Smith
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141912804
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Other Stories and Other Stories is a stunning collection of short stories from Ali Smith. Individually lucid and luminous, these formally inventive and exquisite tales resonate subtly together. In examining the distances and connections between ourselves and others, and lightly and expertly inching us closer to the bone, storytelling itself has never seemed so necessary, so moving or so joyous. 'Beautifully written and quietly unsettling' Big Issue 'Bold and sensitive. Smith's prose is a joy' Independent 'A wonderful collection; deceptively easy on one level with its whirling library of ghost story, funny story, love story, scary story, and more. Like Russian dolls, separate yet invisibly linked, they unfold from and into one another' Herald 'Smith breathes life into her imagined words with a true understanding of the craft of the short-story writer. She dances surely and lightly over the form' Guardian 'Captures quiet epiphanies of the extraordinary in the mundane' Sunday Times 'These stories fizz with life' The Times Literary Supplement

Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland


Author: Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (London).
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Through Time

An Unauthorised and Unofficial History of Doctor Who
Author: Andrew Cartmel
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826417343
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 226
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The quirky British television series Doctor Who is a classic both of science fiction and television drama. First broadcast in 1963, it has remained an influential TV presence ever since, with an eagerly anticipated new series airing in 2005. As a vehicle for satire, social commentary, or sheer fantasy adventure, Doctor Who is unparalleled. It was a show created for children, but it was immediately usurped by adults. Arriving at a time of upheaval in the popular arts in Britain, Doctor Who was born into a television tradition influenced by the TV plays of Dennis Potter, the cult television drama The Prisoner, the James Bond films and Stanley Kubrick's science fiction triptych — Dr Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange. A British fantasy adventure that has unfolded across television screens over decades in the tradition of Lewis Carroll, Conan Doyle and HG Wells, the strength of Doctor Who has always been its writers and the ideas they nurtured. In this new history of the show, Andrew Cartmel (who was the script editor on Doctor Who from 1987 to 1990) looks into its social and cultural impact - providing a fascinating read for committed and casual fans alike.

The Story Hunter


Author: Pete Schulte
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059516045X
Category: Fiction
Page: 156
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The Story Hunter is Ash Ellroy, an insomniac investigator sent to parts unknown in search of acquiring strange and mysterious stories for mass-media reproduction. Suffering through an inexplicable break-up from his girlfriend, Debby Lynn, Ash gets clumsy and becomes embroiled in the story of June Madson, an artist/sculptor who may or may not be a serial killer. Drawn under the spell of the charismatic Madson, Ash must fight to regain control of the story before it’s too late.

I Have Seen the Future

A Life of Lincoln Steffens
Author: Peter Hartshorn
Publisher: Catapult
ISBN: 158243882X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 546
View: 8048
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“A fascinating history of the age when magazine writers steered national opinion . . . This is an extraordinary book about a complex man.” —American Journalism Review At the dawn of the twentieth century, Lincoln Steffens, an internationally known and respected political insider, went rogue to work for McClure’s Magazine. Credited as the proverbial father of muckraking reporting, Steffens quickly rose to the top of McClure’s team of investigative journalists, earning him the attention of many powerful politicians who utilized his knack for tireless probing to battle government corruption and greedy politicians. A mentor of Walter Lippmann, friend of Theodore Roosevelt, and advisor of Woodrow Wilson, Steffens is best known for bringing to light the Mexican Revolution, the 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times, and the Versailles peace talks. Now, with print journalism and investigative reporters on the decline, Lincoln Steffens’ biography serves as a necessary call to arms for the newspaper industry. Hartshorn’s extensive research captures each detail of Steffens’ life—from his private letters to friends to his long and colorful career—and delves into the ongoing internal struggle between his personal life and his overpowering devotion to the “cause.” “Absorbing . . . [Hartshorn] has produced a biography that is prodigiously researched, fantastically interesting, and extremely well-written. Steffens would have been pleased by how well Hartshorn has turned him inside out.” —The New York Times “Well-researched and well-written.” —The Wall Street Journal “Outstanding . . . those concerned about freedom of the press and the role of investigative journalism will take comfort in Steffens’s legacy as artfully told here.” —Library Journal, starred review

7 Slices

Seven Short Stories: From Horror to Fantasy
Author: Donny Swords
Publisher: Primal Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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From horror to fantasy. Seven amazing short stories by Donny Swords. Sparks, Boots?, The Cleansing Bar, Sandra, Scotty, Dark Places, and Only a Dream Away.

Follow the Story

How to Write Successful Nonfiction
Author: James B. Stewart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439127565
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
View: 9947
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An indispensable guide to nonfiction writing from the Columbia Journalism School professor and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist behind the bestsellers Blind Eye, Blood Sport, and Den of Thieves. In Follow the Story, bestselling author and journalist James B. Stewart teaches you the techniques of compelling narrative writing, from nonfiction books to articles, feature stories, or memoirs. Stewart provides concrete directions for conceiving, reporting, structuring, and writing nonfiction—techniques that he has used in his own successful books and stories. By using examples from his own work, Stewart illustrates systematically a way of thinking about and executing stories, a method that has helped numerous reporters and Columbia students become better writers. Follow the Story examines in detail: How an idea is conceived How to “sell” ideas to editors and publishers How to report the nonfiction story Six models that can be used for any nonfiction story How to structure the narrative story How to write introductions, endings, dialogue, and description How to introduce and develop characters How to use literary devices Pitfalls to avoid Learn from this book a clear way of looking at the world with the alert curiosity that is the first indispensable step toward good writing.

What Will You Do with My Story?


Author: Elizabeth Meakins
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1855757923
Category: Psychology
Page: 140
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Psychoanalyst Elizabeth Meakins uses her popular columns from The Independent to explore the therapeutic process. Successful analysis, she argues, is less about following pre-formulated theory and more about being led by the experience of what is actually happening.

Stories of the Law

Narrative Discourse and the Construction of Authority in the Mishnah
Author: Moshe Simon-Shoshan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199773815
Category: Religion
Page: 328
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Winner of Honorable Mention in the Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards of the Association for Jewish Studies Moshe Simon-Shoshan offers a groundbreaking study of Jewish law (halakhah) and rabbinic story-telling. Focusing on the Mishnah, the foundational text of halakhah, he argues that narrative was essential in early rabbinic formulations and concepts of law, legal process, and political and religious authority. The book begins by presenting a theoretical framework for considering the role of narrative in the Mishnah. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, including narrative theory, Semitic linguistics, and comparative legal studies, Simon-Shoshan shows that law and narrative are inextricably intertwined in the Mishnah. Narrative is central to the way in which the Mishnah transmits law and ideas about jurisprudence. Furthermore, the Mishnah's stories are the locus around which the Mishnah both constructs and critiques its concept of the rabbis as the ultimate arbiters of Jewish law and practice. In the second half of the book, Simon-Shoshan applies these ideas to close readings of individual Mishnaic stories. Among these stories are some of the most famous narratives in rabbinic literature, including those of Honi the Circle-drawer and R. Gamliel's Yom Kippur confrontation with R. Joshua. In each instance, Simon-Shoshan elucidates the legal, political, theological, and human elements of the story and places them in the wider context of the book's arguments about law, narrative, and rabbinic authority. Stories of the Law presents an original and forceful argument for applying literary theory to legal texts, challenging the traditional distinctions between law and literature that underlie much contemporary scholarship.

The Jerusalem Academy, 2nd Edition


Author: Loren Fisher
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621893901
Category: Fiction
Page: 392
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This novel tells the story of the scribes who produced the book of Genesis. It is narrated by Keziah, the wife of Jonathan, one of the scribes. They collected the stories and put them together according to a detailed plan. These same scribes worked in the Jerusalem Academy during the time of the Davidic monarchy about 1000 BCE. The scribes understood their work to be a Royal Epic, and it helped bring Judah and Israel together and legitimize the throne of David. This epic was performed at the dedication of David's palace, and it is interesting to note the interplay between the scribes' text and the performance of the minstrels.

Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Investigate the Cause and Management of the Great Fire in Boston


Author: Boston (Mass.). Commissioners to Investigate the Great Fire
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Boston (Mass.)
Page: 662
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My Social Stories Book


Author: Carol Gray,Abbie Leigh White,Sean McAndrew
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1853029505
Category: Education
Page: 141
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Takes autistic children step by step through such activities as using the toilet, brushing their teeth, and wearing a safety belt in the car.

Photography as Activism

Images for Social Change
Author: Michelle Bogre
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0240812751
Category: COMPUTERS
Page: 162
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"In Photography as Activism, Michelle Bogre discusses the philosophy and history of photography's role in social reform. Beginning with the invention of the camera, she traces the earliest instances of photographic activism through to today's emerging practices, profiling the most prominent activists of their time and their legendary images. Also profiled are contemporary photographer activists, including Jonathan Torgovnik. A photograph from Torgovnik's activist project, Intended Consequences, about the mass rape of Tutsi women during the Rwanda genocide in 1994, is featured on the cover of this book. His photographs spread awareness of the consequences of genocide and sexual violence, and have helped the Rwanda Foundation (www.foundationrwanda.org) that he created raise more than a million dollars to fund secondary school education for the children. Other featured photographers include: -Eugene Richards -Marcus Bleasdale -Tom Stoddart -Jonathan Torgovnik -Edward Kashi -Brent Stirton -Stephen Dupont -Walter Astrada With an appendix featuring additional websites, magazines, galleries, festivals, foundations, grants, and advice for the budding activist, this book is not only a comprehensive study of activist photography, but also a call to action for photographers with a cause"--Provided by publisher.

Directing the Story

Professional Storytelling and Storyboarding Techniques for Live Action and Animation
Author: Francis Glebas
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136138692
Category: Art
Page: 360
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Francis Glebas, a top Disney storyboard artist, shows how to reach the ultimate goal of animation and moviemaking by showing how to provide audiences with an emotionally satisfying experience. Directing the Story offers a structural approach to clearly and dramatically presenting visual stories. With Francis' help you'll discover the professional storytelling techniques which have swept away generations of movie goers and kept them coming back for more. You'll also learn to spot potential problems before they cost you time or money and offers creative solutions to solve them. Best of all, it practices what it preaches, using a graphic novel format to demonstrate the professional visual storytelling techniques you need to know.

Write Your Own Folktale


Author: Natalie M. Rosinsky
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0756535166
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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Teach the reader how to craft believable characters and intense plots, along with satisfying beginnings, middles, and endings.