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My Amazing Transformation of Love, Courage, and Wisdom

My Amazing Transformation of Love, Courage, and Wisdom

Author: Marty Cole

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504388160

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

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Marty Cole began his journey Sept. 17, 1953, when he was born in Santa Monica, California. At six years old, he entered military school, and from age six to eleven, he was verbally, physically, emotionally, mentally, and psychologically abused. Sometimes, he was beaten so badly, he bled. When he returned home at age fifteen, it was tough to adjust to home life after nine years away. He asked his father if he could get his own apartment. No problem, son. Ill get you your own place to live, he said. And he did. Finally, Cole started living, enjoying the sexual freedom of the late 1960s and early 1970s to the fullest. Life was amazing. But when he was sixteen and eighteen years of age, two different men raped him. Later, he was diagnosed with cancer. He sought counseling, and what he learned is that he needed to forgive and that love heals all people, places, and things if you believe it will. Whether youve suffered abuse, are trying to help someone who has, or are battling a serious disease or illness, youll be inspired by My Amazing Transformation of Love, Courage, and Wisdom.

The Courage to Love: Surviving and Thriving in Your Relationship

The Courage to Love: Surviving and Thriving in Your Relationship

Author: Colm O'Connor

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 9780717158171

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Dr Colm O’Connor, a clinical psychologist and couples therapist, has for over twenty years explored the emotional lives of couples and researched hundreds of cases of couples in distress. Looking beneath the surface of everyday complaints, The Courage to Love reveals those insights and shows how we seek solutions to life’s most essential questions in close relationships. It answers common questions that we often ask such as: ‘Why do we constantly argue about trivial things?’ ‘Why do we have to win an argument at all?’ ‘Why is it that we often forget what it is we end up fighting about?’ ‘How is it that love can deteriorate into abuse?’ In answering these kinds of questions, Dr O’Connor shows what is ultimately at stake for people in winning an argument, starting a fight, proving a point, triumphing in divorce, or abusing a lover, and presents a range of solutions that are not about how to control relationships but how to inhabit them. Painting a dramatic portrait of love as a heroic response to human vulnerability, The Courage to Love shines new light on how relationship breakdown happens and provides a guide for getting back on track.

A Call to Courage

A Call to Courage

Author: Roger Petersohn

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557468799

Category:

Page: 100

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A practical Christian guide to healing dysfunctions and improving all aspects of your marriage and other relationships.

The Mystery of Courage

The Mystery of Courage

Author: William Ian Miller

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067400826X

Category: History

Page: 360

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The author of Anatomy of Disgust explores the meaning of courage, using soldier's memoirs, literature, and philosophical discussions, among other sources, to uncover the nature of the enigmatic quality.

Inspiring Courage

Inspiring Courage

Author: Barbara Bonner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614292883

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Through a broad scope of quotations, poems, and true-life stories, Inspiring Courage offers inspiration to help us authentically live life to the fullest, even against all odds. How can we manage to move forward in the face of hardship, when the odds aren’t in our favor? Inspiring Courage offers us a beautiful companion to the challenges of daily life—it is a book of inspiration and a resource for finding strength when the very notion of courage seems unfathomable. This collection of quotations, poetry, and uplifting accounts of ordinary acts of life-changing courage—often in the face of fear—are carefully selected to open us up to living life fully, from a place of strength and love. In this book we are inspired to all kinds of courage: courage to live a human life, courage to face disaster, and courage to help an ailing world. Included are stories of ordinary people who have faced illness, loss, and discrimination, and taken on political challenges and the environmental crisis. Selected poems and quotations include figures like Martin Luther King, Jr., Mark Twain, the Buddha, Maya Angelou, Rainer Maria Rilke, Pema Chodron, Rumi, Wendell Berry, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and many more.

Of Life and Time

Of Life and Time

Author: Clifton L. West III

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781457553349

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

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Life boils down to two simple questions: What is my purpose, and what should I accomplish during my limited time on Earth? Anyone who has struggled with these questions can relate to Clifton L. West III, a Baptist church deacon who shares his story of an extraordinary life lived by an ordinary man. He writes about his faith and journey through life, offering a message of hope and encouragement for anyone who has struggled with challenges of their own. Of Life and Time focuses on the ingredients for a life well lived–– affirmation, love and righteous and loving instruction––even as it shares details about West, who attended school in Topeka, Kansas, just one year after the Supreme Court case Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka that led to school desegregation. Clifton, a runner, was national champion in the mile run in 1968, led the University of California track and field team, and almost made the 1972 Olympic team. Through his own personal struggles––with the help of his savior, Jesus Christ––Clifton comes to the realization that unconditional love and relationships with others provide the key to good living, even as he realizes his looming mortality. Of Life and Time delivers his timely message of personal testimony, a resounding message of unrelenting hope and unconditional joy for those willing to receive it.

Plato and the Virtue of Courage

Plato and the Virtue of Courage

Author: Linda R. Rabieh

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801884691

Category: Philosophy

Page: 236

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"Based on Plato's presentation, Rabieh argues that a refined version of traditional heroic courage, notwithstanding certain excesses to which it is prone, is worth honoring and cultivating for several reasons. Chief among these is that, by facilitating the pursuit of wisdom, such courage can provide a crucial foundation for the courage most deserving of the name." "Recent concerns about political and military leadership have rekindled in Americans questions about the virtue of courage. As long as the survival of a nation requires heroic action by its citizens, this ancient virtue will have a place in the modern world."--BOOK JACKET.

The Courage to Survive

The Courage to Survive

Author: Dennis J. Kucinich

Publisher: Phoenix Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597775681

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

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The power of courage and faith transform this inspiring political autobiography of presidential candidate Kucinich into a compelling self-help book for those who are searching for the key to achieving their own dreams.

Blessed Peacemakers

Blessed Peacemakers

Author: Kerry Walters

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781608992485

Category: Religion

Page: 412

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These are the stories of 365 women, men and children worldwide who have acted as peacemakers during the last 2500 years. They include human rights and antiwar activists, scientists and artists, educators and scholars, songwriters and poets, film directors and authors, diplomats and economists, environmentalists and mystics, prophets and policymakers. All sacrified for the dream of peace, some even died for it.

Courage

Courage

Author: James A. Beers

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781457564482

Category: Religion

Page: 516

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“The Church opposes any unjust treatment of homosexual persons, insisting on their equal dignity before God and firmly correcting anyone who in any way ridicules homosexual persons. It is also the duty of the Church in every diocese to provide adequate pastoral programs to help homosexual men and women live the Gospel to the full.” Father John F. Harvey Founder of Courage For more than thirty years, Courage has been helping same-sex-attracted Catholic men and women to lead chaste lives. This book will relate not just the history of the apostolate but how and why it was founded. It will introduce readers to the numerous souls whose lives were changed by following the goals of Courage and who found peace, understanding, and joy in choosing a life of chastity. This book is an attempt to tell the story of Courage from the point of view of a member. Founded in 1980 in New York, Courage has grown into an international organization. Yet its very existence seems to defy the tide of the popular culture. In spite of pressure on all sides and even from inside the Church, Courage continues to stress the traditional teachings of the Church. While society’s attitudes toward sexuality have changed, the teachings of the Church have not. It is possible that of all the Church’s teachings, none has been more distorted and misunderstood than the teaching regarding human sexuality. Yet the Church could not be more clear: all of us, homosexual and heterosexual, are called to be chaste.

Lives of Fair and Gallant Ladies

Lives of Fair and Gallant Ladies

Author: Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465600646

Category: Fiction

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And now we find seated on the throne of France a young Monarch of a strange, wild, unattractive exterior. His eye is pale, colourless and shifty, seeming to be void of all expression. He trusts no man, and has no real assurance of his power as Sovereign; he looks long and suspiciously at those about him before speaking, rarely bestows his confidence and believes himself constantly surrounded by spies. 'Tis a nervous, timid child,—'tis Charles IX. History treats him with an extreme severity; and the "St. Bartholomew" has thrown a lurid light over this unhappy Prince's figure. He allowed the massacres on the fatal nights of the 24th and 25th of August, and even shot down the flying Protestants from his palace roof. Without going into the interminable discussions of historians as to this last alleged fact, which is as strongly denied by some authorities as it is maintained by others, I am not one of those who say hard things of Charles IX. It is more a sentiment of pity I feel for him,—this monarch who loved Brantôme and Marot, and who protected Henri IV. against Catherine de Medici. I see him surrounded by brothers whom he had learned to distrust. The Due d'Alençon is on the spot, a legitimate object of detestation by reason of the subterranean intrigues he is for ever hatching against his person; while his other brother Henri (afterwards Henri III.), Catherine's favourite son, is in Poland, kept sedulously informed of every variation in the Prince's always feeble health, waiting impatiently for the hour when he must hurry back to France to secure the crown he covets. Then his sister's vicious outbreaks are a source of constant pain and anxiety to him; and last but not least there is his mother Catherine de Medici, an incubus that crushed out his very life-breath. He cannot forget the tortures his brother Francis suffered from his mysterious malady, and his premature death after a single year's reign. Catherine hated Mary Stuart, his young Queen, whose only fault was to have exaggerated in herself all the frailties together with all the physical perfections of a woman; and dreadful words had been whispered with bated breath about the Queen Mother. An Italian, deprived of all power while her husband lived, insulted by a proud and beautiful favourite, yet knowing herself well fitted for command, she had brought up her children with ideas of respect and submission to her will they were never able to throw off. The ill-will she bore her daughter-in-law was the cause of all those accusations History has listened to over readily. But Charles, a nervous, affectionate child, whose natural impulses however had been chilled by his mother's influence and the indifference of his father Henri II., was thrown back on himself, and grew up timid, suspicious and morose. The frantic love of Francis for his fascinating Queen, the cold dignity of Catherine in face of slights and cruel mortifications, her bitter disappointment during her eldest son's reign, her Italian origin (held then even more than now to imply an implacable determination to avenge all injuries), her indifference to the sudden and appalling death of the young King, the insinuations of her enemies,—all combined to make a profound impression on Charles, giving a furtive and, if we may say so, a haggard bent to his character. Presently, seated on the throne of France, Huguenots and Catholics all about him, exposed to the insults and pretensions of the Guise faction on the one hand and that of Coligny on the other, dragged now this way now that between the two, yet all the while instinctively drawn toward the Catholic side by ancestral faith and his mother's counsels no less than by reasons of state, Charles signed the fatal order authorizing the Massacre of the Saint Bartholomew.