In About You, Dick Staub addresses irreligious, religious, spiritual seekers, and all kinds of Christians and shows us that Jesus came to satisfy our universal longing for a fully human life, not to establish a narrow us-versus-them religion. In short, Jesus didn´t come to make us Christian; Jesus came to make us fully human. In a fresh exploration of the ancient Biblical stories of creation, fall, and redemption, Staub explains that salvation is not about going to heaven when we die; it is about a full and abundant life now. In practical, down-to-earth, language, About You deals with this concept on three levels: anthropologically (our common story and universal human needs), theologically (God´s awareness and response to our needs), and practically (how we can attain and maintain a more complete and satisfying life). Staub´s previous book (The Culturally Savvy Christian) was selected by Kirkus Reviews for their 2007 Religion and Spirituality edition. This new book is designed to help those who are seeking a way to integrate both a fully alive spirituality and a fully alive humanity - a way that is embodied in the often-misunderstood life and teaching of Jesus Christ. This groundbreaking book illuminates the path toward becoming the best version of yourself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000967/bk_acx0_000967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many people experienced summer time droughts this year. Can you use household waste water to keep outdoor plants alive? Mike McGrath will discuss the do´s and don´ts of using ´´greywater´´ from your shower, washing machine and sink. [Broadcast Date: November 21, 2007] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/gard/071122/rt_gard_071122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Summer´s done and it´s back to school. We´ll start packing lunches - a pediatrician gives us some healthy tips. But what do you do when the nest empties and there are no more lunches - or dinners - to make? Find out how to manage the Empty Nest kitchen. We get a lesson from the Monell Institute on smell and memory. And, we meet a woman keeping Syrian Jewish traditions alive in a new homeland. Also, Faith Willinger on life in Italy, Princess Diana´s personal chef, and his recipes and memories. [Broadcast Date: September 6, 2007] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/070906/rt_chef_070906_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To market, to market, we go today, with three great chefs and cookbook authors: Suzanne Goin, Darina Allen, and Joan Nathan. It´s the time of year when farmer´s markets are coming alive again with fabulous fresh produce. Later in the show, one man´s existential battle with a plot of land to grow a tomato. And if your garden drives you to drink, we´ve got the history of cocktails! Plus, how much water do you really need to consume in a healthy diet? The new guidelines are out, and our regular nutritionist stops by to fill our glass. [Broadcast Date: May 10, 2007] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/chef/070510/rt_chef_070510_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a wife goes missing, her husband is often the prime suspect in her disappearance. But what happens when she is never found? These are the stories of 30 missing women. Fascinated by missing persons reports and cold cases for as long as she can remember, JJ Slate´s debut true crime audiobook highlights 30 shocking true stories of wives that have mysteriously vanished, presumably at the hands of her husband. Countless cases like these have played out under the public spotlight, and many of them have been solved after the wife´s remains have eventually been found. But some of these women remain missing years later, denying the families their right to bury their loved ones. Many of these families continue the gruesome search for the remains of their daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, or mother years, even decades, later. Missing Wives, Missing Lives focuses on 30 unique cases in which the wife has never been found and the undying efforts of her family as they continue the painful search to bring her home. The audiobook covers decades older cases, such as Jeanette Zapata, who has been missing since 1976, to more recent and widely known cases, such as Stacy Peterson, who has been missing since 2007. Keeping these women´s stories alive may be the key to solving the mystery and bringing them home to their families. Someone out there knows something. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Roman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021203/bk_acx0_021203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Called ´´our finest black-humorist” by The Atlantic Monthly, Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Now his first and last works come together for the first time in print, in a collection aptly titled after his famous phrase, We Are What We Pretend To Be. Written to be sold under the pseudonym of ´´Mark Harvey,” Basic Training was never published in Vonnegut’s lifetime. It appears to have been written in the late 1940s and is therefore Vonnegut’s first ever novella. It is a bitter, profoundly disenchanted story that satirizes the military, authoritarianism, gender relationships, parenthood, and most of the assumed mid-century myths of the family. Haley Brandon, the adolescent protagonist, comes to the farm of his relative, the old crazy who insists upon being called The General, to learn to be a straight-shooting American. Haley’s only means of survival will lead him to unflagging defiance of the General’s deranged (but oh so American, oh so military) values. This story and its 30ish author were no friends of the milieu to which the slick magazines’ advertisers were pitching their products. When Vonnegut passed away in 2007, he left his last novel unfinished. Entitled If God Were Alive Today, this last work is a brutal satire on societal ignorance and carefree denial of the world’s major problems. Protagonist Gil Berman is a middle-aged college lecturer and self-declared stand-up comedian who enjoys cracking jokes in front of a college audience while societal dependence on fossil fuels has led to the apocalypse. Described by Vonnegut as, ´´the stand-up comedian on Doomsday,” Gil is a character formed from Vonnegut’s own rich experiences living in a reality Vonnegut himself considered inevitable. Along with the two works of fiction, Vonnegut’s daughter, Nanette shares reminiscences about her father and commentary on these two works - both exclusiv... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Hanks, Oliver Wyman, Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006750/bk_adbl_006750_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A young girl makes a bizarre sacrifice. Buried alive in a pyramid, she waits for a mystical experience. You will not guess the ending of the story, which was selected as one of the best fantasies of 2002.Author James Patrick Kelly is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award and a 2007 Nebula Award winner. His stories appear frequently in Asimov´s Science Fiction, and he writes the magazine´s ´´On the Net´´ column. Publishers Weekly has called him ´´a meticulous craftsman in the demanding short-story form´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jpkd/080404/bk_jpkd_080404_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the mountains of Guanajuato, Mexico, sits a picturesque community favored by artists and tourists. But for American-born Jayne Valseca and her husband, Eduardo, son of a legendary Mexican newspaper publisher, it became a hell on earth when Eduardo was ambushed by strangers and kidnapped, in the summer of 2007. Jayne knew that in Mexico kidnapping was a pervasive and lucrative business - a burgeoning criminal industry with few happy endings. This time the merchandise was her husband. Sealed in a dark seven-by-six, two-feet-wide box, Eduardo lived for seven months on little more than eggshells and chicken bones. He was subjected to the most cruel and humiliating mental and physical torture imaginable. He had no reason to believe he´d ever be found alive. As the ransom escalated, so did the stakes. But Jayne refused to be a pawn in the kidnappers´ sick game. She decided to become a player. If she was to get her husband back alive, she´d have to be more cunning than the kidnappers and be cool, calculated, and determined.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dina Pearlman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009561/bk_adbl_009561_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The book offers some natural hair care tips. This publication also offers advice to those who have been natural for less than three years. Based on trial and error, the author, who wears her hair natural, has learned what works for her hair and what does not work. From using a straightening comb on her hair to not getting enough nutrients in her body, she has made a lot of mistakes over the years in regards to her hair. She has learned a valuable lesson: what you eat and drink in turn can reflect how your hair looks. One year she mostly ate vegetables and sometimes would eat fish. That is the year her hair flourished. Also, she consumed Fiji water, which she has found was good for her skin and hair. If you have curly hair or tightly coiled hair, it can sometimes be well...how should this be put: just a pain. In this publication, there are tips on how you can maintain your hair and the author offers some humorous stories about how she has had to deal with her own hair. The author, Alicia Mendsey, also known as Stephanie, has not chemically processed her hair in 10 years. She first transitioned from relaxed to natural in 2007. In February 2008, she had her hair cut short, removing the relaxed ends she had. It was initially a struggle for her to manage her hair. She would go to her hair stylist about four to five times a year. The stylist would style her hair in small two strand twists and sometimes straighten her hair. When Alicia would get her hair straightened, she felt alive. She loved her hair straight, and it was easier to manage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088407/bk_acx0_088407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Venture deep into the heart of finance´s weird and wonderful paradoxes. Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades is an entertaining and compelling tour de force highlighting the paradoxes inherent to the modern financial system. Presented as a series of striking case studies, this book explores certain enigmatic or philosophical puzzles in the finance industry; some of these puzzles may seem slightly absurd at first glance, but all are very relevant to the way finance is conducted in the real world. Each story highlights specific hypocrisies or moral dilemmas that lie at the heart of the system, guiding listeners through the challenges of finance by way of innovative and memorable paradigms. Written in clear, accessible language, this book doesn´t claim to offer original financial theory or philosophy as such, but instead deepens the listener´s understanding of the system and stimulates independent consideration of the current state of affairs. The financial world, so often viewed as a rather dull place, is secretly alive with possibilities of strange and sometimes wonderful conundrums. There is the possibility, for instance, of a Manhattan auction house selling derivatives to buy swift-swimming predators known as Megalodons (thought to be extinct for millions of years). This book explores this and other curious propositions to point out the paradoxes of finance. Explore the meaning of ´´value´´ in different contexts Learn what the Old Testament can teach us about risk and uncertainty Examine an alternative take on the 2007/2008 credit crisis Consider how the ´´financial innovation´´ trend impacts the industry To truly understand something, it is necessary to crawl deep into the metaphorical underbelly and have a look around. Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades provides the itinerary, and the insightful discussion that stimulates curiosity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cameron Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027770/bk_adbl_027770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.