Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife by Lisa Miller

By Lisa Miller

“Wonderful…. a wise and obtainable tackle the last word query: what's Heaven? Lisa’s ebook is an effective start line to discover an answer.”
— Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of American Lion

“A infrequent mixture of journalism, memoir, and ancient learn … this clever but heartfelt e-book leads us into the guts of 1 of the best conversations of all time. And Lisa Miller is the appropriate dialog partner.”
— Stephen Prothero, New York Times bestselling writer of American Jesus and Religious Literacy

A groundbreaking background of the hereafter, Heaven by means of Newsweek reporter and faith editor Lisa Miller attracts from either heritage and pop culture to bare how earlier and presage visions of heaven have developed and the way they motivate us to either stable and evil.

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The Psychology of Death in Fantasy and History by Jerry Piven

By Jerry Piven

This quantity investigates the impression of dying attention on such phenomena as Buddhist cosmology, the poetry of Rilke, cults and apocalyptic goals, jap mythology, creativity, or even psychotherapy. demise is visible as a serious motivation for the genesis of inventive creations and monuments, of trust platforms, fantasies, delusions and diverse pathological syndromes. tradition itself will be understood because the innumerable ways in which societies protect themselves opposed to helplessness and annihilation, how they mildew and recreate the area in line with their needs and anxieties, the social mechanisms hired to disclaim annihilation and demise. no matter if one speaks of the development of big burial tombs, magical differences of dying into everlasting existence, afterlives or resurrections, the necessity to deal with loss of life and deny its terror and influence are the sine qua non of faith, tradition, ideology, and trust platforms as a rule.

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End-of-Life Care and Addiction: A Family Systems Approach by Dr. Suzanne Bushfield PhD MSW, Dr. Brad DeFord PhD M Div

By Dr. Suzanne Bushfield PhD MSW, Dr. Brad DeFord PhD M Div

"Bushfield and DeFord supply us an exceptional, trained and delicate paintings that speaks either one of the erosion of kin platforms as a result of habit and the issues that come up whilst those victimized households face end-of-life care." --Illness, difficulty and Loss With a turning out to be aged inhabitants comes an elevated have to realize the scientific and mental wishes of older adults struggling with dependancy, really in the direction of the top of existence. This consultant describes the demanding situations such people and households current to these delivering end-of-life care, and indicates caregivers find out how to most sensible negotiate those concerns with consumers and their households. The authors position distinctive emphasis at the function of the relations, featuring a cohesive kin platforms method of end-of-life care. The ebook demonstrates how hospice groups can paintings collaboratively with the customer and relations to assist alleviate the various emotional tension and soreness of dependancy. The authors additionally current functional directions for spotting and diagnosing dependancy, opting for applicable interventions, and outlining distinctive issues for addicted humans in end-of-life care. Key gains: Identifies the identified markers of substance abuse and applicable interventions presents suggestions on how you can tackle the physiological, mental, and religious results of habit info what each hospice group must learn about relations platforms idea Discusses the emotional means of addicted consumers, and what hospice groups, caregivers, and family can do to aid

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Japanese Moratorium on the Death Penalty by Mika Obara-Minnitt

By Mika Obara-Minnitt

Offering a well timed reanalysis of the problem of Japan’s capital punishment coverage, this innovative quantity considers the de facto moratorium classes in Japan’s demise penalty method and proposes an alternate analytical framework to ascertain the coverage. Addressing how the Ministry of Justice in Japan justified capital punishment coverage throughout the de facto moratorium classes from 1989 to 1993, from 2009 to 2010 and from 2010 to 2012, the writer debates the misconceptions surrounding the importance of those moratoriums.

The ebook evidences the method, cause and evolution of Japan’s Ministry of Justice in always justifying capital punishment coverage throughout the diversified execution-free sessions and gives a greater figuring out of the robust unelected elite who truly force the capital punishment process in Japan. in accordance with parliamentary court cases, public opinion surveys and periodical experiences by means of either overseas and household human rights NGOs in addition to interviews of presidency ministers, NGO employees, professional- and anti-death-penalty advocates, this article is essential analyzing for these drawn to Japan, its govt, legal justice process and regulations at the dying penalty and human rights.

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Tutankhamun: The Life and Death of a Pharoah (Discoveries) by David Murdoch

By David Murdoch

During this textual content, accompany archaeologists; Howard Carter and Theodore Davis, as they realize the tomb of the boy king, Tutankhamun and the beautiful treasures within it. know about his lifestyles and loss of life, from coming to strength on the age of 9, to his complicated burial 9 years later. The textual content additionally examines the lives of Egyptians, their gods and faith and angle in the direction of the pharaoh.

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Le Tramway by Claude Simon

By Claude Simon

Un tramway relie une ville de province à l. a. plage voisine, distante d’une quinzaine de kilomètres. Aux heures matinales, il fait accessoirement place of work de ramassage scolaire. Ses allées et venues d’un terminus à l’autre entre les ondulations des vignes ponctuent le cours des vies, avec leurs menus ou cruels événements. Les lieux où se déroule l’action sont principalement le bord de mer, une maison de campagne, los angeles ville qui peu à peu se modernise, un courtroom de tennis. Dans sa fragilité, los angeles vie s’acharne par ailleurs à poursuivre son cours à travers les dédales des couloirs et des pavillons d’un hôpital, et d’infimes coïncidences amènent parfois les deux trajets à se confondre.

« Pas de psychologie chez Claude Simon : c’est l’écriture, et elle seule, qui prend en cost cette fragile renaissance au monde dans l. a. proximité de l. a. mort. L’écriture hint donc un chemin, un itinéraire, celui du tramway qui menait, pendant 15 kilomètres, les voyageurs du centre de Perpignan aux villas bourgeoises de l. a. côte lorsque l’écrivain était enfant. Que ce parcours soit aussi initiatique – initiation à un non-savoir, celui de l. a. mort –, les premières pages du livre nous en persuadent. » (Pierre Lepape, Le Monde)

Publié en 2001, Le Tramway est le dernier roman de Claude Simon.

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Pam of Babylon (Pam of Babylon, Book 1) by Suzanne Jenkins

By Suzanne Jenkins

Warning! This publication comprises topics of sexual abuse and infidelity.

Pam of Babylon is the  first in a sequence of six books, by  Don't You ignore Me, Dream Lover, Prayers for the Dying , Family Dynamics and  The Tao of Pam November 2013.

For lengthy Islander Pam Smith, maintaining condominium and staying
beautiful dominate her day-by-day regimen as she awaits the return
of her husband, Jack, each Friday night. whilst he suffers a deadly heart
attack at the educate domestic from ny, Pam's exquisitely arranged
life is catapulted into turmoil as she is pressured to stand the conclusion that
her marriage is not anything greater than a black gap plagued with merciless infidelity,
abuse, and sexual deviance. Witness Pam as she graciously and
gracefully accepts the foul international her husband's "other life" forces on
her formerly immaculate life. Come alongside for the experience of your
life as you wonder this one query. How good do i do know my husband?
Kirkus assessment says of Pam of Babylon, "An exciting first novel that revolves
around a husband's demise and hidden secrets...consistently interesting,
this mental novel comprises a few secret and moves
along speedy for a non-thriller." Of Don't You ignore Me, "An exciting,
surprising tale that leaves the reader hungry for the following book."
And of Dream Lover, the 3rd within the sequence, "A gritty, practical portrait of
the aftermath of deceit."

"Excellent!" Dan Georgakas, Editor, Cineaste Magazine

To research extra approximately Suzanne Jenkins, visit suzannejenkins.net

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Brotherhood in Death (In Death, Book 42) by J. D. Robb

By J. D. Robb

Occasionally brotherhood may be one other be aware for conspiracy. . . .

Dennis Mira simply had disagreeable surprises. First he realized that his cousin Edward used to be secretly assembly with a true property agent approximately their past due grandfather’s fabulous West Village brownstone, regardless of the promise they either made to maintain it within the relations. Then, whilst he went to the home to confront Edward approximately it, he acquired a blunt item to the again of the head.

Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s most sensible profiler and an exceptional buddy of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. whilst the 2 arrive at the scene, he explains that the very last thing he observed used to be Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. while he got here to, his cousin was once long past. With the mess wiped clean up and the protection disks got rid of, there’s not anything left at the back of yet a number of strains for forensics to research.

As a former attorney, pass judgement on, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies frequently. Like such a lot of politicians, he additionally made a few very shut associates at the back of closed—and locked—doors. yet a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into areas others can’t move, and Eve intends to polish a few gentle at the soiled offers and darkish factors at the back of the disappearance of a strong guy, the relatives discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of actual property . . . and a brand new case that nobody observed coming.

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