The Acceptance of Capital Punishment. A Comparison of Ernest J. Gaine´s Novel A Lesson Before Dying and Today´s Views:1. Auflage Natascha Niedner
Tara Brach’s Radical Acceptance is a work of intellectual and spiritual beauty. The book is a lesson on history and religion, an autobiography, a set of psychological case studies, and a spiritual guide all in one. Brach does a masterful job looking deeply at one corner of Buddhism, examining it from a multitude of angles in order to get the fullest view, all the while staying away from the common trap of trying to expand focus too much and saying too little about too large a set of subjects. In Radical Acceptance, Brach sets out with the aim of explaining what the philosophy is, why it is important, and how the listener can go about practicing it themselves - and she succeeds, taking the listener on a veritable journey over the course of the book’s 12 chapters so that even those new to Buddhism will reach the end with enough spiritual travel time logged to feel comfortable moving forward on their own. This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. This book contains: • Summary of the entire book • Chapter by chapter breakdown • Analysis of the reading experience download your copy today 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sophia Chang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065043/bk_acx0_065043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
February 29th is a date that comes into existence just once every four years. It is also the birthday of Thais - author Anne-Dauphine Julliand´s darling daughter - who died of a genetic disease. Thais lived just shy of her fourth birthday. She had a short life but good one. As this special day is about to reappear on her calendar for the first time since her daughter passed away, Anne-Dauphine struggles with how to mark this momentous occasion. She wants to live fully on this special day: Thais would have been eight years old. Vivid memories of life with her daughter begin to blend with the present every gesture, every word evokes a buried memory, arouses laughter or tears. Yet as the date of her daughter´s birthday approaches, she knows she must not lose sight of the family who needs her now: her sons Gaspard and Arthur, and Azylis, her other daughter who is also sick. Anne-Dauphine´s message remains simple, true, and strong: We all need to be loved and we all need to be happy despite our ordeals. This is both lesson in happiness and a wonderful love story. A Special Day is an honest, inspirational tale that has touched the hundreds of thousands of lives. It will leave the listener breathless with its beauty. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gayle Hendrix. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020050/bk_adbl_020050_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I know where I´m going. I´m still myself. I just can´t remember things as well as I once did. So on short trips, I work hard not to be confused. I´ll say to myself, What are we going to do? How long are we staying? It´s like I´m talking to my other self - the self I used to be. She tells me, This is what we need to buy - not that. I´m conscious of that other self guiding me now. Restaurateur, magazine publisher, celebrity chef, and nationally known lifestyle maven B. Smith is struggling at 66 with a tag she never expected to add to that string: Alzheimer´s patient. She´s not alone. Every 67 seconds someone newly develops it, and millions of lives are affected by its aftershocks. B. and her husband, Dan, working with Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Shnayerson, unstintingly share their unfolding story. Crafted in short chapters that interweave their narrative with practical and helpful advice, listeners learn about dealing with Alzheimer´s day-to-day challenges: the family realities and tensions, ways of coping, coming research that may tip the scale, as well as lessons learned along the way. At its heart, Before I Forget is a love story illuminating a love of family, life, and hope. 1. Language: English. Narrator: B. Smith, Dan Gasby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004436/bk_rand_004436_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Practice makes perfect. Winning isn´t everything, it´s the only thing. Failure is not an option. In today´s perfection-obsessed culture, these are the maxims we live by. Yet, the damage that they cause is stifling. Renowned author and pioneer of codependency treatment Ann W. Smith knows this first hand. Smith has dealt with her fair share of perfectionism and has bared witness to this all too common phenomenon in her professional life, having spent the last thirty years studying the impact compulsive disorders have on individuals and family. While perfectionism lacks much of the stigma attached to today´s most common compulsions - smoking, gambling, sex addiction, alcoholism, and drug abuse - many of the negative connotations on self and the family system are the same. In this revised and updated edition of the original, groundbreaking book Overcoming Perfectionism: The Key to a Balanced Recovery, Smith describes the key differences between overt and covert perfectionism; the role early attachment, temperament, sibling relationships, and life circumstances play in developing this pattern; and how to shift toward a center of balance for a more fulfilling life. Listeners will learn how to identify and confront the root cause of their problem, how to reveal and accept their essence, and finally, they will learn the importance of forgiveness and letting go. Additionally, listeners discover the key characteristics of a healthy family system, along with the single most important lesson of all - perfection does not exist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janis Daddona. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011469/bk_acx0_011469_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this inspiring book, best-selling author and ´´Dog Whisperer´´ Cesar Millan uses decades of experience to reveal the many ways that dogs and people can enrich each other´s lives, sharing eight essential life lessons imparted by a group of very special dogs he´s trained over the years. From his roster of celebrity clients to his reality television series, Cesar Millan is America´s most sought-after dog behavior expert. Now, he reveals the amazing ways that our pets can teach us. In this affecting book, he shares eight heartwarming stories about the dogs that have inspired him the most-and the lessons he´s learned from them about healing and more. Each chapter, drawing on celebrity and noncelebrity clients alike, spotlights the essential traits that allow these animals to make the best of their situations-from authenticity to acceptance-and reveals how we can embrace these values to enrich our own lives. Sharing never-before-told insights, Cesar imparts a unique blueprint for seeking happiness and fulfillment through canine companionship.
An old farmer and a horse named Rascal teach a young man about love, compassion, and acceptance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Beuhring. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078070/bk_acx0_078070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A parent becomes a new person the day the first grandchild is born. Formerly serious adults become grandparents who dote on their grandchildren. This new audiobook includes the best stories on being a grandparent from past Chicken soup books, representing a new listening experience for even the most devoted Chicken Soup fan. Everyone can understand the special ties between grandparents and grandchildren - the unlimited love, the mutual admiration and unqualified acceptance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurel Merlington, Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003060/bk_brll_003060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.