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📒In Order To Live ✍ Yeonmi Park
📝In Order to Live Book Synopsis : Yeonmi Park has told the harrowing story of her escape from North Korea as a child many times, but never before has she revealed the most intimate and devastating details of the repressive society she was raised in and the enormous price she paid to escape. Park’s family was loving and close-knit, but life in North Korea was brutal, practically medieval. Park would regularly go without food and was made to believe that, Kim Jong Il, the country’s dictator, could read her mind. After her father was imprisoned and tortured by the regime for trading on the black-market, a risk he took in order to provide for his wife and two young daughters, Yeonmi and her family were branded as criminals and forced to the cruel margins of North Korean society. With thirteen-year-old Park suffering from a botched appendectomy and weighing a mere sixty pounds, she and her mother were smuggled across the border into China. I wasn’t dreaming of freedom when I escaped from North Korea. I didn’t even know what it meant to be free. All I knew was that if my family stayed behind, we would probably die—from starvation, from disease, from the inhuman conditions of a prison labor camp. The hunger had become unbearable; I was willing to risk my life for the promise of a bowl of rice. But there was more to our journey than our own survival. My mother and I were searching for my older sister, Eunmi, who had left for China a few days earlier and had not been heard from since. Park knew the journey would be difficult, but could not have imagined the extent of the hardship to come. Those years in China cost Park her childhood, and nearly her life. By the time she and her mother made their way to South Korea two years later, her father was dead and her sister was still missing. Before now, only her mother knew what really happened between the time they crossed the Yalu river into China and when they followed the stars through the frigid Gobi Desert to freedom. As she writes, “I convinced myself that a lot of what I had experienced never happened. I taught myself to forget the rest.” In In Order to Live, Park shines a light not just into the darkest corners of life in North Korea, describing the deprivation and deception she endured and which millions of North Korean people continue to endure to this day, but also onto her own most painful and difficult memories. She tells with bravery and dignity for the first time the story of how she and her mother were betrayed and sold into sexual slavery in China and forced to suffer terrible psychological and physical hardship before they finally made their way to Seoul, South Korea—and to freedom. Still in her early twenties, Yeonmi Park has lived through experiences that few people of any age will ever know—and most people would never recover from. Park confronts her past with a startling resilience, refusing to be defeated or defined by the circumstances of her former life in North Korea and China. In spite of everything, she has never stopped being proud of where she is from, and never stopped striving for a better life. Indeed, today she is a human rights activist working determinedly to bring attention to the oppression taking place in her home country. Park’s testimony is rare, edifying, and terribly important, and the story she tells in In Order to Live is heartbreaking and unimaginable, but never without hope. Her voice is riveting and dignified. This is the human spirit at its most indomitable.
📒In Order To Live Untroubled ✍ Renee Fossett
📝In Order to Live Untroubled Book Synopsis : Despite the long human history of the Canadian central arctic, there is still little historical writing on the Inuit peoples of this vast region. Although archaeologists and anthropologists have studied ancient and contemporary Inuit societies, the Inuit world in the crucial period from the 16th to the 20th centuries remains largely undescribed and unexplained. "In Order to Live Untroubled "helps fill this 400-year gap by providing the first, broad, historical survey of the Inuit peoples of the central arctic. Drawing on a wide array of eyewitness accounts, journals, oral sources, and findings from material culture and other disciplines, historian Renee Fossett explains how different Inuit societies developed strategies and adaptations for survival to deal with the challenges of their physical and social environments over the centuries. "In Order to Live Untroubled" examines how and why Inuit created their cultural institutions before they came under the pervasive influence of Euro-Canadian society. This fascinating account of Inuit encounters with explorers, fur traders, and other Aboriginal peoples is a rich and detailed glimpse into a long-hidden historical world.
📒We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order To Live ✍ Joan Didion
📝We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live Book Synopsis : A definitive compilation of essays and nonfiction writings spanning more than forty years includes the author's reflections on politics, lifestyle, place, and cultural figures, including her studies of Haight-Ashbury, the Manson family, the Black Panthers, California earthquakes, Bill Clinton and Kenneth Starr, and much more.
📒Final Crossing ✍ Scott Eberle
📝Final Crossing Book Synopsis : "The River Styx isn't far ahead. When it's time for the final crossing, doc, I want you there at the helm." Hearing these words from Steven Foster, hospice physician Scott Eberle unhesitatingly responded, "I give you my word, Steven. If it's within my powers, I'll be there." In a matter of weeks, Steven would be dead, having succumbed to a genetic lung disease at the young age of 64. THE FINAL CROSSING is the story of the journey these two people made together across the river that separates the living from the dead.Steven and his wife, Meredith, had spent nearly thirty years exploring, creating, and enacting wilderness rites of passage - a form of symbolic death. Scott had spent nearly twenty years learning to help others through the rite of passage that is physical death, and more recently he had also begun working as a wilderness guide. As Scott writes in the book, "while symbolic dying and literal dying are obviously not the same, they are deeply connected". During Steven's final days, the lessons they taught each other -- about symbolic and physical death -- were profound. As an old medieval prayer says, "To be blessed in death, one must learn to live. To be blessed in life, one must learn to die".Visit www.thefinalcrossing.com."This book is itself a right of passage. Extraordinary insights shared by two remarkable people, one dying, the other the inner life and decisions of the physician and friend attending this fine fellow preparing to head into death. This is the best work of its sort I have come across. There are so many levels, so many books in this book that it might well become a teaching text in many classrooms". Stephen Levine, author of "Who Dies?," "Healing into Life and Death" and "A Year to Live"
📒Sermons 341 400 On Various Themes ✍ Saint Augustine
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📒We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order To Live ✍ Cassandra Coblentz
📝We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live Book Synopsis : Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Craft, the exhibition, publication, and online resources bring together work by nine Oregon-based mid-career artists. Through interviews and photographs of each artist's studios, this publication reveals critical shifts in today's artscape, the evolution of each individual artist's practice, and, more broadly, transitions as age-old juxtapositions and outmoded hierarchies of artistic media make way for new narratives and new realities of the contemporary art world.
📒Using Person Centered Health Analytics To Live Longer ✍ Dwight McNeill
📝Using Person Centered Health Analytics to Live Longer Book Synopsis : The American way of producing health is failing. It continues to rank very low among developed countries on our most vital need…to live a long and healthy life. Despite the well-intentioned actions on the part of government, life sciences, and technology, the most important resource for achieving our full health potential is ourselves. This book is about how you can do so, and how others can help you. Dwight McNeill introduces person-centered health analytics (pchA) and shows how you can use it to master five everyday behaviors that cause and perpetuate most chronic diseases. Using Person-Centered Health Analytics to Live Longer combines deep insight, a comprehensive framework, and practical tools for living longer and healthier lives. It offers a clear path forward for both individuals and stakeholders, including providers, payers, health promotion companies, technology innovators, government, and analytics practitioners.
📒The Monkey Trap ✍ S. Hark Phillips
📝The Monkey Trap Book Synopsis : S.Hark Phillips is the great white hope for a new generation of readers who are searching for exciting and extreme adventure filled with quirky lovable characters and non-stop, on-the-edge-of-your-seat action. His debut novel, The Monkey Trap, is written with suchpop off the page vividness it feels like an adventure reminiscent of the Saturday morning serials from days gone by, but written with a story line dragged straight off modern headlines. Every chapter is its own gem. A literary roller coaster ride that will plunge you to the floor with laughter and then leave you hot and bothered. All along the way you will be crossing your legs and gasping for breath as you are whisked through a world that is unforgettable and truly disturbing. A true page turner that won't let you put it down until the very last page. ***** Bentley "Doc" Braxton lives the kind life that most only dream of. As an uber-successful doctor to the rich and famous. He lives a party life atop yachts, women and drugs. But excess has its price. Doc finds his life of privilege turned upside down when he is framed and sent to one of Texas' most notorious prisons. His once fairytale existence is transformed into a bloody nightmare. Doc quickly discovers that even iron bars can't protect him from the forces, inside and out, that want to kill him. Doc fights for his life against a savage pygmy, murderous Muslims, a vicious Mexican prison gang and a slew of corrupt cops so desperate that they will stop at nothing to see him dead. But Doc isn't alone. His new celly, Farmer, is a gentle giant with a hammer-like fist. Farmer can not read nor write, but Doc quickly realizes that Farmer is one of the smartest people he has ever met. An unlikely friendship arises as they fend off assassins, rapists and murderers. They quickly discover that they are going to have to stick together, if they are going to get out alive. It won't be easy, but they have a few tricks up their sleeves. The Monkey Trap is set ......now all you have to do to get out alive is give up what you love most. ******** OFFICIALLY BANNED************* Find out why the Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice has prohibited any of its prisoners from reading this book. **************************************
📒Animism ✍ Graham Harvey
📝Animism Book Synopsis : Graham Harvey applies the new use of the term 'animism' to the religious worldviews of communities and cultures such as Ojibwe, Maori, Aboriginal Australian and eco-Pagan to introduce the diversity of ways of being animist. The book explores what role deities, creators, tricksters, shamans, cannibals totems and elders play in these religious traditions and relationships? The book also touches on the 'animist realism' of West African literatures, the 'perspectivism' of Amazonian shamans, and the relational ethics of South and Central Asian communities. The notions that 'animism' is about 'beliefs in spirits' are rejected in favour of a nuanced and positive evaluation of indigenous and environmentalist understandings that the world would be a better place if humans celebrated their relationships with the whole of life.
📒Words Of The Bible Explained ✍ Pastor Garrick Bridgeforth Sr.
📝Words of The Bible explained Book Synopsis : The Christian community is a vibrant and flourishing worldwide community of believers held together by their common faith in Jesus Christ and the divine truths of the Holy Bible. The scriptures are the source of their strength and contain within the promise of eternal salvation that is granted to all who choose to believe. Pastor Garrick Bridgeforth has been called by God to bring a genuine and deeper understanding of the scriptures through his book, Words of The Bible explained. This book’s purpose is to enlighten and deter those who, by either sheer ignorance or selfish, malicious intent, would end up misunderstanding or even intentionally distorting the messages of the Holy Bible, leading themselves and those who follow them away from the original teachings. This book does not read like a standard dictionary of definitions. Instead, the terms and concepts are explained in great depth, analyzed in the context as it is found in the Bible, clarified further with conventional wisdom, and delivered in a way modern readers could understand. Words of The Bible explained is an ideal companion book to have when reading the Bible, expanding a Christian’s understanding of the scriptures. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to www.Xlibris.com.