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No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached

Author: Rachel Nafziger Hartzler

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781620321799

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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No Strings Attached is the story of a Mennonite congregation in Indiana that existed for eighty-six years. The congregation began during the social and religious turmoil of the 1920s when some Mennonites in North America held to rigid doctrines and ethics implemented by central authority, and others operated with a congregational polity and became more assimilated into secular culture. The struggle between these two different understandings of faithfulness was most passionately played out in northern Indiana. Placing the narrative of this congregation within the context of 500 years of Mennonite history illustrates the grace and the tension that has both beset and empowered a unique group of people who began as radical reformers. Although no strings attached refers to the women's headwear during the 1920s, which had no strings, it could also be the story of the pastor eating lunch on the peak of the steep roof of the church building! Reflecting on stories of these Mennonite people is an invitation to move into the future with courageous hope. Believing and behaving differently has not prevented Middlebury Mennonites from treating each other respectfully, living in a community of love, joy, and peace, and offering God's healing and hope to each other and to the world.

A Virtue-Based Defense of Perinatal Hospice

A Virtue-Based Defense of Perinatal Hospice

Author: Aaron D. Cobb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351244459

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Perinatal hospice is a novel form of care for an unborn child who has been diagnosed with a significantly life-limiting condition. In this book, Aaron D. Cobb develops a virtue-based defense of the value of perinatal hospice. He characterizes its promotion and provision as a common project of individuals, local communities, and institutions working together to provide exemplary care. Engaging with important themes from the work of Alasdair MacIntyre and Robert Adams, he shows how perinatal hospice manifests virtues crucial to meeting the needs of families in these difficult circumstances. As a work of applied virtue ethics, this book has important normative, social, and political implications for the creation and development of structured programs of care. It grounds the view that communities ought (i) to devote resources to ensure that these programs are widely available and (ii) to develop social structures that promote awareness of and accessibility to these forms of care. A Virtue-Based Defense of Perinatal Hospice will be of interest to philosophers working in bioethics and applied virtue ethics, as well as scholars in the fields of neonatology, nursing, palliative and hospice care, and counseling who are interested in the study of perinatal hospice.

Practical Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Practical Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Author: Stéphane Caron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119448884

Category: Science

Page: 848

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This book is a hands-on guide for the organic chemist. Focusing on the most reliable and useful reactions, the chapter authors provide the information necessary for a chemist to strategically plan a synthesis, as well as repeat the procedures in the laboratory. Consolidates all the key advances/concepts in one book, covering the most important reactions in organic chemistry, including substitutions, additions, eliminations, rearrangements, oxidations, reductions Highlights the most important reactions, addressing basic principles, advantages/disadvantages of the methodology, mechanism, and techniques for achieving laboratory success Features new content on recent advances in CH activation, photoredox and electrochemistry, continuous chemistry, and application of biocatalysis in synthesis Revamps chapters to include new and additional examples of chemistry that have been demonstrated at a practical scale

Nom Yourself

Nom Yourself

Author: Mary Mattern

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698403604

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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A beautiful cookbook for the next generation of newly vegan and vegan-curious, from the creator of the popular website and Instagram Nom Yourself. Mary Mattern became a vegan in her early twenties, and was immediately astonished by how great she felt—and how rewarding she found her new vegan lifestyle to be. She soon became a vegan personal chef to the stars, working with people such as Entourage actor Jeremy Piven and touring with pop singer Ellie Goulding. When she began blogging about her vegan recipes on NomYourself.com, she soon built up an enormous following, with nearly 100,000 followers on Instagram. Mattern has also gotten support from big names in the plant-based world, including Brendan Brazier, Chad Sarno, and many more. With her terrific personality and edgy, hip style, Mattern is poised to become the rock star of the millennial vegan world. Now Mattern offers her delectable American-with-a-vegan-twist recipes to the world in her beautiful cookbook, Nom Yourself. With comfortable, familiar recipes such as Beer-Battered Buffalo [Cauliflower] Wings, American Apple Pie, and Creamy Cashew Alfredo, Nom Yourself will be the perfect book for the vegan-curious. And with beautiful color photos throughout to illustrate the mouthwatering recipes, Nom Yourself will prove that eating vegan is both delicious and easy.

Emma

Emma

Author: Ervin R. Stutzman

Publisher: MennoMedia, Inc.

ISBN: 9780836197068

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

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Emma Stutzman's Amish life was abruptly altered when she learned about her husband's sudden and tragic death. Now a single parent, Emma must figure out how to respond to the pressures of modernization and the pull of mainstream culture. Will she regain her strength as a woman after so much stress and tragedy in her married life? How will she lead her children to faith in the Amish Mennonite church without their father? Journey into the world of Emma: A Widow among the Amish and follow this true-life story of a woman left to raise six young children on her own after her world collapsed. Ervin R. Stutzman, the youngest son of Emma, paints a fictionalized but ultimately true story of his mother's daily struggle to provide for her children and be faithful to God. This intimate portrait is a sequel to Tobias of the Amish, the true-to-life story of the author's late Amish father. Also available in a hardcover edition. Click here for an interview between Shirley Hershey Showalter and Ervin Stutzman. "Ervin R. Stutzman's Emma invites us into the life of an Amish Mennonite community. Through Emma, I understand what Gelassenheit, the ultimate yielding to the will of the Lord, means for the Amish." —Karen M. Johnson-Weiner, The State University of New York Potsdam Ervin Stutzman discusses his book "Emma: A Widow Among the Amish"

Naomi's Hope (Journey to Pleasant Prairie Book #3)

Naomi's Hope (Journey to Pleasant Prairie Book #3)

Author: Jan Drexler

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781493407217

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Despite growing pains in her 1846 Amish community in Indiana, Naomi Schrock has settled into a comfortable life in her parents' home with her adopted son, Davey. Surrounded by family and friends, she tries not to think about the fact that she's not at the top of any man's list of potential wives. Yet when Cap Stoltzfus moves into the area and befriends Davey, Naomi finds herself caught between the plans she has made for her future and the tantalizing thought that Cap might be part of a life she never dared to hope for. When a couple shows up claiming to be Davey's true family, Naomi and Cap must unite to make the decision that will determine the boy's future as well as their own. How can she relinquish him to these unknown relatives? And can God somehow bring wholeness to her heart?

Words from the Heart

Words from the Heart

Author: Kathleen Fuller

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780718082574

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A sweet Amish romance with lost love letters, a determined matchmaker, and finding love where and when you least expect it. “Her fingertips brushed against something else in the box of doilies. She lifted a bundle of letters, neatly tied with a thin red ribbon . . .” Ivy Yoder hasn’t heard from John King in over a year. She knows it’s time to let go of the idea that they will one day marry, but she’s humiliated to be one of the oldest single women in her Amish community of Birch Creek. When quirky Cevilla Schlabach asks her to help clean out an attic, Ivy is grateful for the distraction. Noah Schlabach isn’t from Birch Creek or even Ohio. His job as an auctioneer takes him around the country and away from a typical Amish life, but he still remains devoted to his family. So when his aging aunt asks him to help clean out her attic, he agrees. Plus, who knows what curious items he might find up there? As Noah and Ivy work side by side, they come across a different kind of treasure: a packet of letters written during the Korean War. Soon they are swept up in the story of two young people falling in love—even as they remain determined not to fall in love themselves. Third book in the Amish Letters series (Written in Love and The Promise of a Letter). The books do not need to be read in order. Part of the larger Birch Creek Amish community with the Amish of Birch Creek series and Amish Brides of Birch Creek series Full-length novel, approximately 75,000 words Sweet, clean Amish romance with happily-ever-after ending Includes discussion questions for book clubs and list of all the author’s books by series